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 =?WM. It. HEARST: "I have seen tlie  most beautiful lakes in .Uily^iind Switzerland, and all those lovely spots, but I have  never seen anything finer than tlio Koote-  nay.-lako and i ho Arrow lakes. We had a  'delightful timo .there. This was my first  trip through, there.''  VOLUME VIII.  General Comment  - via-will be within tlie recollection of  our readers that, in introducing theG.  ' T. Pacific resolutions into parliament,  the-Premier stated the whole cost of  the Government   undertaking ' to he  fifteen millions of dollars..   That opinion he still adheres to.     His organs do  not, however, accept I.113 opinion In regard to that.     Witness* tho following  - from one of his Montreal organs.    Le  Canada, Sir Wilfrid Jammer's journal  ' in Montreal, in ft recent issue estimates  , tliat that part of thc railway "that will  pass through the northern part of Quebec will cost ��SO,000,000 or nothing":  "Vote for the Laurier project ancl the  expenditure of ^50,000,000 in thc province of Quebec on the construction of  500 or GOO.milcs of railway to traverse  the ^province. *  "Or vole for thaalternativc project of  Borden, iii which tliero is nothing for  Quebec, .but  all   for. Ontario  and the  ; West.     '"  _ "$50,000,000 for Quebec under Laur-  ..ier.   '"-.   '*"���  ' '."Nothing for Quebec under Borden."  *" ��This'isanother variety of race cry. It  is a combination of tlie sectional appeal  with the appeal to cupidity.  it  was  decided   to  make  her   pass  through  the same solemn ceremony  which she had witnessed.    The dute  of her initiation is uncertain, though it  must have taken place before 1734, in  which year her name appears on the  list of subscribers to a masonic work.  She would  then   have been   in  her  thirty-ninth year.     She lived .to the  ripe ago of eighty, dying in 1775, a year  before her husband.     Her remains lie  in the crypt of. the present cathedral of  St. Ginbarre's, Cork, transferred thence  from the old cathedral, ard the atone  slab is to be seen on  the floor of tbe  little chamber situated, at the top of the  great tower.     Her apron  is still preserved at Newmarket House, County  Cork.  ;,       The following from a correspondent  tj.   speaks for itself:  *���-���     AN     INCOIIRKCTI/Y      Rd'OUTED      12.-  '*' , TI5UV1KW.  "I Editor ol'Tun Economist:  " ���"' 'Sir���-Concerning the interview with  Mr.' W.   Irwin,   reported   invto-day's  -    News,-in,which he is reported as hav-  .    ing said us follows ; /  "������    "     r u'jjj  talks with   the leading  "      "- [business* and professional men  ��"*   **'- aswella&jthosc in  other lines,  >      .j .throughout the section I -have  _,_   *-" been " travelling '; over,    and  among' them, of 'course, there  !-,,  are Conservative.*"-;' tlioy all ad-  A * mit'tliat the,-Laurier- Government wjll be-returned to pow-  ._ ���      " er at,-the   forthcoming   clec-  ., tions.",  I believe him to have bcen.incor-  -.-rectly app'vehoticlcd <*.i' incorrectly  re-  ** ported?  I   nlsd^'-had   V~co*Yvers>ation  -  -j with him.'IJo did n-ote-fc.t.hMi^} know  ,_iny .political-views; but tliat.-a^ far as  ,_   I: can-judge,' would   not   make   the  * ^'slightest dinference in   what he would  'say.    In" reply to my'question as to po-  -litical probabilities, lie  declined to express any opinion  except in icgnrd to  Manitoba and  the Northwest   Territories, concerning which alone he was  in possession of first-hand information;  but in regard to these he had  no question that tlie Conservative party would  practically sweep   the   course.    From  the manner in   whieh  ho   expressed  himself to mc iu regard, lo-these, and  declined to express himself at all in regard to the other Provinces, I feel that  he did   not give utterance to the language,  or  attempt   to create   the irn-  pressioTi";   which   is-lVporteTl^-in-the  News in  the above extract from it���-  that  or Indeed  any  such  impression.  Such an  impression  must  have been  manufactured in the ollice of LheN&ws,  where thc wish was the-fat her of this  thj25-ght.       * -"   '"' Justitia.  Thc Hani il ton street car conductors  have been supplied with a list ot* occupations,, the followers of which are  not entitled to:purchase w.orkingmen's  tickets. The'girl who works behind a  ��� counter cannotliuy them, but she who  is employed in a factory can. That  street railway company'requires a court  to define "workingmun" for it.  NOW IS THE Trail. TO aYDVI'llTIS*'.  Here is a. pointer for the patriotic  women of Nelson.   The young women  of Menominee, Michigan, have organ-  iled a "Silk Stocking Club"  for   the  purpose of advertising the town.    The  members of the club bind themselves  to wear ohiy black silk stockings and  '-'Oxforct shoes.   Round the ankle of the  :'stockings'*'��� is-.to   be   this  inscription,  > -worked in white silk,'"Menominee is a  GoodTown."-  Thk capture of W. J. McGovern, the  burglar from Wallace, Idaho, who was  attempting to remove the contents of  theJDelmonica restaurant without the  permission of the owner, was a clever  piece of, work. Constable. Wightman.  who made the capture, displayed wonderful nerve in following the burglar  and finally capturing him. Police  Magistrate Crease, in sentencing the  thugtoseven years, in the penitentiary,  fully emphasized the truth of the  words uttered in delivering the sentence, which were as follows:  "The offence which yon have  committed is a very serious  one, and you have chosen for  your_ operations a community  in which crimes of violence are  very rare, and residents, are  generally orderly, peaceable  und law-abiding. Such a state  ���.of affairs must hot be disturbed  of endangered by the commission ofsuch crimes as yours. I  therefore sentence you to seven  years imprisonment in the pen-  i tentiary at New Westminster."  I_tf more respects than one the capture of the burglar wasa good thing.  It relieves any suspicion that might at-  ;tach to the editor of the Ledge, as having some knowledge of the various  burglaries that have been committed  in our midst since-his arrival in Nel-  so.11,,. although "this, paper has never  been _uble. to'se*e;'any good-and just,  grounds for that suspicion. In so far  as The Economist is concerned, it  lannot see why Mr. Lowery should  not at once be rehabilitated in the respect of the community. It is not safe  always to judge by appearances.  With the near approach ofthe elections the  political pot is beginning to boil, but in view  ofthe tact that the Kootenay polling day will  be a month later than the general elections,, jt  is not anticipated that the campaign here will  be as animated as  in other-parts of the Do-  ������t  tninion. Of course, "that* is providing/' to  use the somewhat expressive words of a well'  known citizen. Should it happen that, tlie  parties be fairly evenly divided when the bal-  lots are counted ou the evening of November,  3, tbe election, in Kootenay would not be at-  together devoid of spectacular effects. And  this is the very contingency that the local pb*'  liticians should be ready to meet. '���*?  W. A. Galliher arrived from the east Mon"-  ��� ' i*:  day and it was noticed that there was sorne^  thing "doing."    Ever since he has been-busy,  shaking hands with all his old  friends, and  there have been many little .gatherings of the  faithful.       On-Thursday, night   the   Liberal'  * *- -X  Friday;  his  7-i  cbnstitur.  on  Association elected   officers,   and  evening Mr. Galliher met  a  number of  V. '���    a   ���'/..-.' ..7 :���    ' :S  friends from various parts of bis  ency. Just what was done at the meeting last*  night is known only to those within the fold,"  but it is suspected .that those present were in-.  stf ucted in tbe latest and most approved Liberal  methods of winning elections.  The. fact that it-wasa letter from  the late Sir Henry Stanley appealing  to the Christian churches for missionaries which led to the starting of tbo  Church Missionary society's mission  in Uganda, has been frequently mentioned of late, but the way in which  the explorer's letter was forwarded  will be news to many. In the Church  Missionary Intelligencer for September-  we read : "The only practicable route  open at that time was by the Nile. A  young Belgian named Linantde Belle-  fonds was. thcn'in'Ugaiida, and to hiin  Stanley .entrusted the letter. On his  way north his expedition was attacked  by the Bari tribe, and he himself murdered and his body thrown out. Some  time later a punitive expedition sent to  enquire into his death discovered the  body f��till clad in the high knee boots", *  he waswearingat the time of his death, ���  and in the boots, thrust in at the last  moment, was Stanley's letter to tho  Daily Telegraph, challenging Christendom to Evangelize Uganda. It was  forwarded to General Gordon at Khartoum and by him home."  Charles Mackintosh, the Conservative candidate, is expected to arrive at Rossland Tuesday evening, and it is presumed that his supporters will begin at-once figuring out how  they can best expose the deep-laid schemes of  their opponents. Mr. Mackintosh is an old  campaigner, and away back in the '70's and  '80's in Ottawa he was regarded as beiug almost invincible. His supporters here are satisfied that he wiirbe"-ble7t6~take~a~fall ~olit~~of"  Mr. Galliher when the time comes. On thing  is certain, he should lose no time in meeting  his friends and preparing for the serious work  of the campaign.  An effort is being made to create the impression that  Kootenay Conservatives are   hope  lessly divided and not in shape for a battle.  This is a mistake. There has been some division in the ranks; but this has been more or  .less of a personal character, and in no way can  be construed as a wavering in belief in the true  Conservative faith. There is no reason why  the party as a whole "should suffer as the result of a personal quarrel between a lew of its  adherents. The "Conservatives have a candidate upon whom there is no-discount so far as  political faith is concerned, and he should poll  every Conservative vote in the riding. The  man who at this time attempts to perpetuate  disunibn in the, councils of the party is not  true tojhis political professions, and cannot be  accounted a political .friend of the Conserva-  tive candidate.    If'the Conservatives of Koote-  ��  nap are true to themselves and their party,  they can elect Mr. Mackintosh. If any number of them permit themselves to be swayed by  personal,-rather than party, issues, their can-  *r  didate will be -defeated. In union there is  strength. '*   -    * ,  teresting to note that the theatre-going  publio will have au opportunity of renewing their stage acquaintance with  several old favorites.  The most encouraging reports come from  other parts of the Province. In Comox-Atlip,  it is understood that A. E. McPhillipps, of ���  Victoria, will make the fight against Mr-.  Sloan, with every prospect of success. Clivje  Phillips-Woolley will probably run against  Ralph Smith in Nanaimo, and the.Conservatives feel they will win there. Victoria Conservatives will have Col.' Prior as their standard  bearer, and he has never yet been defeated in  any contest in .that- city. Iu Vancouver, the  Conservative, candidate will be either R. B.  Ellis or George Cov/an. Either one would  poll "the full vote of his party, and Vancouver  is a "Conservative city. Martin Burrill is making satisfactory progress in his campaign  against Duncan Ross, and the fact that Mr.  Morrison took a seat-on the bench may be regarded as strong evidence that he felt he could  not be again elected. J. D. Taylor has made a  thorough canvass of New Westminster district,  and his friends are convinced that his election  is assured.  The Houston-Elliot libel suit certainly had "a lnelo-dramatic ' ending,  and when the curtain was rung down  both actors and audience looked aa if  they bad had the worth of their money.  After a lengthy and able charge  by Mr. Justice Irving; the jury retired.  At the end of an hour It was reported  that they could not agree, so, with  tbe consent of the lawyer* Tor tb��  plaintiff and defendant, the following  questions were submitted to the Jurymen.   The answers are also appended :  1. Was the matter published defamatory, 1. e., likely to Injure thc reputation of John Elliot, by exposing him to  hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or designated to insult him ?  Ans.���Only designated to insult him.  2. Were the words used in the sense  ascribed to them on the indictment?  Ans.���No.  3. .Were the words used true or false  in the sense in which you find they  were used ?  Ans.���False so far " as to imply  crookedness.  4. If you find that tbey were false,  did accused know them to be false ? ,  Ans.���No.  5. If you find the matter published  was true then say: was tbe publishing  of it in the manner in which it was  published, for tbe public benefit at the  time it was published ?  Ans.���No.  6. Did the accused believe the matter published was true in fact?  Ans.���Yes. ^  6a.   If yes.    Then say was this belief based on reasonable grounds ?  Ans.���No.  7. Waa the matter published relevant to any subject of .public interest,  the public discussion of which was for  the public benefit?  Ans.���No.  8. Was John Elliot taking part in  public affairs 00 or about the 7th of  May 1904?  Ans.���Yes.  - 8u. If so was- the published- matte?}  in the sense in which you find '{t~ was;  used a fair comment on his public conduct?  Ans.���No.  1  mm  *gfi  These    answers    were 1 -oonstrued-^i^  aa a verdict of guilty; and MttiejnryAvl^  were instructed to bring in a verdict to k.Af%?t  that effect, bnt_while they were. pre^ "��� fr^f  paring  that document, a conference *.'A^  had been- held and when the jury ar:.  ,S_5^  rived in the court-room,- Mr. ,Tuylor* Ay C  arose and stated that the case had been A-<-1  settled by Mr. Houston  agreeing ,to   "^ iy  publish in the Tribune of Friday the .-a A��  following document r     -    '?*-.���"  " In view of ..the evidense  adduced on the trial in this action, I am convinced that I was <,  not justified in accusing John   '.  Elliot of crookedness or otherwise imputing wrong-or * Im-'  proper conduct to him, as contained in the ar'icle published.  in the Nelson Tribune on the  7th  May,   1904.     I   therefore  withdraw all charges made by .  me in that article." ..-*'���   ."'"  The Economist has no comment to  make, further ' than to congratulate,  both parties on the ending, aud express  .iy:,r,,  the   hope that such a rare exampJe.bf 'V;A||'  generosity on the part of a 'prosecutor '*''^Jh-  will be duly appreciated.      . <* oAA  m  m  is 1  The Poplar Nugget bas auspende*lA;iiw|'  publication, the editor, J; W.. Greer.*'.'.'*.7$$f  having acquired all the money he,wlllAo  need for the rest qf his days, . .The * "-  plant bas been moved to Fernie,'-. AJ  where R. T. Lowery will "fllLaiiother x y  long-ftltwant." During Mr. Lower"'a V  absence lu Fernie, making preparations ' 'A_ '  for hia new publication, Mr. Greer,will: '-��_ \  bold down a position on the Ledge, ."-f . > ��� - Ai   ',_",' ;���.?..:J$|  Ail  " My Friend from India," a comedy '���  which has enjoyed a splendid reception wherever it has beeu-prqduced,  comes to the Nelson Opera House nejet,  Friday evening.    Tbe leading part in-  this production   is taken by Georjja *.  Barry, an actor who is well and favor.  <  ably known throughout the west. ] Vo ���  doubt the citizens of Nelson will ?x- ,  tend to Mr. Barry and his company a  ,  hearty welcome." *5A ."���*  m  :ate  w  Ok Monday and Tuesday evenings, Z'fi^,  the Hewitta will be seeu at tbe0^ra-^AA|  y*Srai>d -everyone, who ���' wit nefjseitl'^tli'e'-^f^p |  performance will, attend - again.';' ��� Tne* '���^'$|  Hewitts, in their line aro not excelled --';  on this continent.  N  ews of the  M  mes  ; t The old s^ory of the (ir*t, and only  lady   Freemason   is   a....familiar'   one,  . UiougTi ho olHcial records:.exist of this  I bistoiicain and unique incident. .The  lady in question wa? -"-Elis-'vlietlV lit.  Legerr a.slaughter of ; Arthur,- Fir^t  Viscount Doiieruiie. Either by intention or accident she was ci'itj-?aled in  the alcovo of a room in Dnieraile  Castle in whieh a lodge meeting waa  held. .,M.ke,iri".).Ung to make her .escape, ���  ��� she'waS^t'<>i>p,ed by thegiiard at the  door. After, an anxious discussion,  - and it *i^si*fidv.-by: the ���intercession of  two brethern, her owii brother and  Mr. ;Richard--.Aidworth, M. P.. the  latter of whom afterwards married her,  Tiik German scientific papers contain longurticleson the educated horse,  Hans, which  has been  trained to do  simple mathematical problems, recognize colors, coins and cards, tell tbe  time on the clock, and do almost everything but talk.    He answers questions  by striking the ground with his right j  front hoof, using a code taught him by���'.  his  trainer  or  educator.     Elaborate ,  tests   have  been ..conducted   by com-j  mittees of scientists and the horse lias ;  not failed to answer a question   cor-i  rectly, whether his owner is present or  not.     It is said to be the highest ex-  say of Hans' wonderful feats in a recent  number of the Illustriate Zeitung : -_  "For many years Herr Von Osten,  who was ut one time a tutor of mathematics, has made it his task to determine the intellectual possibilities of a  horse. His first stallion, with whom  be succeeded in doing remarkable  things, died jit. Uie end of eight years.  Hans, his second acquisition, has been  under his care for four years. Von  Osten has no desire to sell the horse or  to display him for money in public.  He is instructing him in the interests  of science alone..- In my presence Von  Osten asked tlie horse to add such  { sums as 6 and 2, and 4 and 3. The  horse indicated the correct answers by  ample of intelligence in un animal that  has ever been seen. Some hold that stamping with his right fore.hoof. It  he actually reasons; others sceptically ia to he remarked that during the cal-  assertthat his intelligence is simply dilations-Von Osten feeds Hans with  the result of ingeniously������'concealed carrots. Vou Osten declares that with-  t��r�� mi   the part of   his trainers.' ol,t t<he carrots tlie horse would refuse  trickery on  The investigations conducted by scientists, however, would seem to indicate  that the horse is really what his owner  claims him to be,an intelligent four-  footed animal, capable of making sim-  to work. This, after all, is not very  strange; for, as Von Os-ten puts it,  carrots are to Hans simply what honors, titles rank.and money are to men.  "I asked'What are the multiples of  nle mathematical calculations, and even ' 1??' The answer came almost immed-  of ratiocination. Dr. Heinroth, of the' lately. Such sums as 72 and 14 are  Berlin Zoological garden, has this to  added correctly.     The actual words in  German: 'What is the difference between 43 and 6?' were read, and the  answer immediately pawed. No numerals appeared on the blackboard.  Surely, this is more than the trickery  of training. It should here be men-,  tioiied that questions can be put by  any bystander. Hans.is able to convert common fractions into decimal  fractions. He can also tell time by the  clock. If he is asked, 'It is now 40  minutes after 12; bow many minutes  will elapse before 1 o'clock ?' he immediately, answers with twenty strokes of  his hoof. These are simply a few  among a great number of questions  that were put. .Haus knows the coin  of the realm and the valueof playing  cards. King, queen, ace and the like  are differentiated by the hoof. He  picked out a badly-worn German 50-  pfenning piece from several coins.  From a number of pieces of colored  cloth laid upon the ground lie will select any color he is ordered to choose.  'Is it green ?' you ask. Five strokes of  the hoof is the reply;-and the fifth  cloth proves to be'green. Tbe colors  may be changed in any manner; still  the horse will pick out the correct one."  Dr. Heinroth concludes his article  by stating that he is quite convinced of  the impossibility of any deception. Ho  has* questioned the horse in his stall in  the absence ��� of its owner, and he has  received answers as clear cut and as  precise as those given in the presence  of Von Oaten.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  J. E. Skiner Is working on the Independence.   Work is being done on  the Silver  I Star in the Meteor Basin.  Rumor bus it tbat the Chapleau will  start with a full force shortly.'^  The lessees of the Democrat, Sandon,  have struck a five inch paystreak.  The Lueky Jim is making test shipments of /.inc to the Sampler at Kaslo.  Thc lessees at the Neepawa have a  considerable quantity of good ore iii  sight.  Four feet of high-grade galena is reported on the Silver Dollar in tbe  Lardeau.  A raise Is being conducted at the  Edison to, tap one of the ore shoots  showing on the surface.  The buildings atthe Colorado have  been completed and preparations are  being made to take out ore.  Ore is being sacked for shipment at  the Fisher Maiden. The sleigh road h  nearly completed tb the mine.  A new tunnel has been started to tap  the ore on the Northern Light. It  wili be into the vein iu a few days.  About 35 men are working at the  Reco. It is expected that tbe force  will be doubled when rawhiding commences. "  The Coiustock ia taking out ore for  shipment. Seven men are working  there and the ore snowing was never  better in the lii?t'<ry of the mine. ���  It is said that the Slocan Star has  nearly 3000 tons of zinc ore at the concentrator for treatment at the Rose-  bery plant once it is in operation.  About half a car of ore was hauled  After an absence of nearly a year.  Haroid Nelson returns to this city, tonight. This time he brings with him  a new play, one in which he isjsald to  have a part that suits bim exactly.  "Heart and Sword,' has been produced  a season or so in the United States, but  has; not been seen in Canada before the rights for its production were  secured for Mr. Nelson. From the reports of its production elsewhere, it is  gathered that in plot and motive it resembles yery much the dramatization  of Anthony Hope's "Prisoner of  Zenda." which is in itself a strong  recommendation. Indeed the press  notices are of the most flattering character, and this taken in connection ' down and shipped to the smelter from  with the fact that Mr. Nelson believes the Cripple Stick this week. The  in having the best, bas aroused con-! force has since been put at work in the  siderable interest in tbe production at tunnel below where the ore was taken  the Opera House to-night.     It is in-. from.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  Matte from the Boundary F9II-*  smelter will probably be converted at  the Granby smelter.  - .t  Stopitig ore began at tbe Brooklyn  mine yesterday, and will probably continue from now on.  r  A fine body of ore has been cut on  the Emma claim, Summit camp, by  the Great Northern railway graders.  Work has been temporarily suspended at the Reliance, Summit camp,  on account of the necessity of Installing  some machinery.  Morris Elliot, who bas tbe Athelstan  ore hauling contract, is getting in his  outfit of 18or 20 horses, and will start  hauling to-day or to-morrow, probably.  Both the Brooklyn and Stemwinder *  hoists will be operated by steam, while*'  the drills will have compressed air for  power.     Foundations for the Stem-'  winder hoist are now being prepared; '  By next week it is expected that details in connection with the bonding of  the Skylark claim, Skylark camp, will,  have been completed, and work on the  property will be started at once by the  Phoenix syndicate.  Wednesday oue .furnace at the  Boundary Falls smelter was blown in,  and a second will follow in a week.pr  two: Regular ore shipments v tar ted  from the Sunset on Sunday and from  the Brooklyn on Monday.  A The work of erecting the Granby  'No. 3 tunnel ore bins Is about to com- ,<  loence, the framing having been practically completed. The huge crusher,  a duplicate of that at the Knob Hill, i��  expected to be shipped by the maker*  at Sherbrooke, Quebec, to-day. v~. ...  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  WA-  ;Tfft!IRW'OTWS:I  Published,eVery Saturday afternoon al  Vkbnoji Sf-ttteKT. Nelson. B. C.  $1 Fer--Year Strictly in Adyance  v Advertislnffrat.es made known on application.  AU changes ln advejtlse^oents to insure  insertion should reach this ollice not later  thai Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change or address Is required, it is  dealrible tliat both the old address and the  new be clvcn.  Address all communication-.. " fuhlishcr  Of   1'H-B NKLSOJ*  KiCOXOMlST.  Nel.SOll. ��. C.  X  'Verts.  Our  morning  contemporary   is  a I  present engaged, at least occasionally,  in what we cannot but reganl as tlie  childish occupation of citing the name.-  of individuals who, it assures h��, have  heretofore been prominent tunl active  Conservatives,  but .who   have transferred   their  political   allegiance and  ���will on tbe occasion ofthe forthcoming  election vote for and support nominees  of the I/iberal party.   Two instances of  "��� this kind have been recently cited in  Its columns, and not a little space wa��  ���    In each case devoted to the  record   of  A, And exultation over the event.   The  ... latter of the two eases alleged was that  of one "William Boivin, a prominent  " business man, we are informed, of the  city of Montreal, and for forty years a  ��� hard    worker - in    the   Conservative  -party.   We  accept   the  certificate of  our contemporary   of the  facts of his  ;   , prominence in   business, of bis   pre-  . vlous'membership and of the transfer  . of hia politicol allegiance ; and we still  ;*a��k, what of that?   What  particular  'fli'gnificanee can it have  even'- though  all. the  alleged   facts  are   admitted ?  '   Why- gi>!to the country periodically  - for the verdict of the electorate, unless  -    it is ai least within the bounds of pos-  -' .      aibility, nay of probability, that some  A.      of tbe jurors will see cause" to change  ".'" theirpolitical allegiance and render aii-  <* other verdict'differe'ut from that which  ' v bad beeh'.given  by t tiem ,in the pat*t  vand undercharged conditions*^ Surely  the asking of the question is the answering of it.   _ Such changes .should  ���be.accepted-as,amatter oft^oui;at*,;And  not aB an occasion of surprise.  We suppose that Mr.' iilair, at one  lime Minister of Railways in the Lau-  - ;: >��� _, _/ ' dp if- .,.���-. .--'- '���> ��� .''- .3*- *~ -< <\''-���'; -  irler' government,  was  a   prominent  ,> '"   . member of the Reform Party; yet he  resigned his office in tliat Gove'riimen (  *   and Ite emoluments because he could  Aot support that .party in its Grand  Trunk  Pacific '. saheme ���* could    not,  though solicited to do so by the prerii  ier. remain a silent member of the Government during the passage of the G.  f. V. Act���which  he characterized- in  - >     strong terms of disapprobation, as most  ��� inimical tb the interests of Canada'.  The records do not show that he ever  --_-��� retracted-his coursc.-exprea-dvtf-o-f- his  disapproval.    Was that change of heart  arid faith cited by our contemporary  as an indication of the conn liy withdrawing its confldence/ioiii the party  ���   -   '. with Which Mr. Blair had  been - previously identified ? .  In an issue of our contemporary of  .the  early part. of"last  week, it  was  :claimed that, as a result of llic now  pending   election,   the   Government  ���would have such a  majority in  the  - House of Commons that lhe Conser-  ". vatlve Party would be practically'wiped  ' ��� out of existence in Canada,    In a later  iiisue of the same week,.it .wys therein  declared that the Government would  be sustained in  this election by a majority of, thirty^Ave.hi the new House  of Commons, instead of its "���u-yor'tv of  upwards ��� of ' fifty in the .last House.  This surely means/On-' the implied ad-.  .. i   mission of oar  contempoiary thnt -i  *   : great number, of the electorate, who  S-'iiad-* been-supporters, of  ibe Beform  '"  ���'t'a'rty-Bt the last-electiwi, will on this  ' oecasidb"'transfer ^tlieir���alh'j.'u-nce to  tho Conservative'Party���ho't -ones or  twos., but a .large number of  voters.  -Our estimate pf the;fesult of the now  ���"pending1 election w;ould.iiidicate.a still  afreater change, a" change ma-dp in their  .    ",. .political allegiance by-a much larger  number of voters. Such citing ofiridi-  viuai instances of obscure voters changing their party alliances for the purpose  of endeavoring to influence public opinion may comfort our con tem porary; bu I  it recalls the sage remark of the old man  Vfhoae wife had the reputation of oc-  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Us an Order for Your  OJ  ice  The promptness f>f del I very.  Tlie dpiiniiuEi* nnd I'reslini'Sii of GckhN.  The full hont'hL measure,  Tlie quaIlly of wnnlyou get.  Yon will find nbttnttnut reiison  for nenrtln^  your future otdcrts.  ThU Week's Specials Are:  1Mb Boxes of A 1 Oicamcry Butter at 27c  per pound.  Sliver Spoon Ten, SOc per pound.  Rajsili Brand i'iiiciipple, 'i*>c per tin.  Clarke's Ho no lot's Chicken, 85c ptr tlu.  Joy's Cash Grocery  Notice is hereby ;;ivcn Hint the under-  slfflMd him s.uhmitto(l to tlio Lieutenant, Gov-  ernor-in-Cdiiiicil a proposal under tlii* pro  vislousol' Hie '-Kivoi-N iin-l Streams Act, It  S. li. <J.,C':ip. IdS, for the eltailng and -.mov  Iiir of obstructions from tlie lituver wild Up  per Duncan Klvers und Howsr-r Luke-ami the  mouth of tlio Duncan Ulver ut Kootenuy  Luke, belli:: nil of the Lower Duncan River,  How.-cr Luke, imd n distance of ten  iniluH up the Upper Duncan H ver from  ilow.srr Lake, lor milking tlio same  lit for raiting nnd driving thereon logs,  timber or raits, and to construct  damn, booms find breakwaters, and to make  Mich oilier or iiecess.iry improvement!) or  con-ttrii'-tlniib tlint may Uc necessary lor thc  ilriviiij; oflnjrs therein or thereon, or rctttin-  inK tlieni within the com He of I he said streum,  and for Hie pnrim.se of storing una transmitting lopi llioiuoii nnd Korllng and booming  tliu mini; at the month (.f the Duncan Hiver  ut Kootenuy Luke, mul doing everything for  Uie purpost'.s iiiorcBiiid.  The IniidH to be attceied by the wild works  are all the lands abutting or. the said Lower  and Upper Duni-iiii Rivers and ilowvur Lake  for the lull distance ofthe proponed worlds or  iiupiovenicuts.  The i-.ite lur tolls, hoomnge, rafting, drlvliiK  of logs, tlmbor and lumber, unit for taking  wire ol the*n:i_i�� aiitil delivery, proposed to  be elmivcl by the undorslgneil, Is to be at the  rate of scvciity-tivi' cents per thousand feet  trom |ioii)ts on the Upper Duncan Ulvrr.nnd  from i>olilts intervening between the said Ul>-  per Duncan Hiver and the mouth of ijirilu  Kiver on .the Lower Duncan to Komiteniiy  Luke, und nt the rate of llfty rents per thou-  Hiind f.et on the Lower Duiicin from the  rnom'h of the Lnrd i Itivcr to Kootenay Lake,  the cliiirgos aboveeniimeraled to eo\er sorting and booming the !-;uiie. All neccsMiiy  boom slicks pioperly fiiBtened lngether with  chains lo ii'celve the huine to be supplied by  the tiansmltter.and such logs t. bo reeelvixl  imniediiilely on tnelr delivery ut Kootenay  Ijike proporlv boomed. Such charge, however, lo be bUb|ect to the niiine being fixed by  a Judge of the County Court of KooU'niiy,  piiisuuiit toSeellon lOof the said "Kivuns and  Streams Act."  Dated this 9Lli day of August. 1904..  i. V. JIcGOLDItlCK.  T1IOXE 19  Certificate of Improvements.  Pi ngrec. Mayflower, Blake, II. G. N.,Sum-  it Fractional and Snow Drilt Junctional  Mineral Claims, situate in thc Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay district.  VVhere located: Un the Divide between  Sandy and 49 Creeks above tlie " Florence G,"  Mineiul Claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of the  City of Nelson, uetiug as agent for James L.  btamford, Free .Miner s Ccrtilicate No. BS0.629,  Angus G Shaw, Free Miners Certificate  So. li5S,'218aud Louis lirust, Free Miner's Certitlcate No. II. 80,832,  inteu'd sUty days from  the date hcreol, tbapply  to  the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for  the purpose ol obtaining Crown Utuuts ofthe  ab-jve claims.  ���And fuither take notice, that action under  Section X! must be conuneuced before the is-,  suuuceof such Ccrtlleates of Improvements. (  Dated this 10th day of November, A. I). 1903.1  Joua* McL��ATCHiJi:. F. Ij. S.    J  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and. Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick  aud woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Frank  Fletcher  PRO VIN -~AL LAND 8UKVEYOR  ��    Of MEN'S SHOES to  hand.    Good to look at, good to wear,    �����  t and reasonable in price. *|  3 Baker St.  t  ���*������������������<���������**���<>���<����������<������������*���*���*���������-^-**** ������*���<���������&���><!><}��� <>����� v-if >��-�� ������*  - Lands and MlneralClaimsSurveyed  and Crown Granted  . O. Box 5G3      Office: KootenaT Bt. Nelson  ca&iunally using a broom handle upon  hixu for his admonition, when he waB  remonstrattd villi for'permitting it':  '" It pleases she, and doesn'thurt I."  The Ontario' Lesislature.  "iii"'oiir last issue we stated that Mr.  Dunlop, Conservative M. P. P. for  North Renfrew in the Ontario Legis-  Iature,-has been coii'liruied in his seat  b'y'the Election Trial Court. That was  a mistake. Some little time before the  nittitu. of the Court, Mr. Dunlop had a  consultation'with his counsel. It had  to come t-p his knowledge that there  had been some irregularities in tlie con--  duct of tbe election "which would likely  void it. lie iherefore applied to the  counsel for the i.Iaiutifl'sfor permission  to ris'jrn his seat, which was granted."  Xo���j-eiiou's" irregularity was known to  the plaintiff*:*, or that permission would  in the natjtre of things not have been  ^iveiv;���Tliestate of thu-parties-iirthe  Ontatio Leiri.-.l?>tiire is therefore as fol  lows :  'Xumber of suats in Legislature....  Mr.'Bpeaker   Liberal members   Coiiservnlive members   Vacated by election TrlulComt..  Mem ter resigned, N. Keufreiv, Con.  Totals.  118  1  ���ill  ���Iti  4  1  98       98  Political  Conversions.  Our contemporary, the News, lias  found another convert from Conservatism to Liberalism in the person of  Mr. James Corisline���vide its issue of  the.*-It!*. Mutuant���head of the well  known fii rii V,f James Coristlue & Co.,  or .Moiitreal. Sir. Corisline has, however, published a letter in which he  denies his alleged cotiversion, and  states that he i.s still an active and en-  "��� ��� i  thusiastic member of the Conservative  party, and he litis com pulled the Mon-  tr��iMI<-rald,'!i1 whieh the statement  of-his chaiiRO of politicil faith and the  imaginary reasons therefor-appeared,  to withdraw the same and to apologize  therefor. Will the 'fact of this retraction and apology appear in. the columns of our con temporary ? -They  havejnot thus for, [but this certainly  should have been done on thc discovery of the fact of sueh imposition. If  our contemporary desires to know of a  case of an actual���not a fake���conversion, let its editor peruse the scathing  editorial Ufon modern Liberalism,  which appeared in the columns of the  Toronto News (edited by J. S. Willi-  son, late editor of the Toronto Globe,)  of the 18th September last, in which  tbe following words occur, among  many others as strongly condemnatory of tberEeform party and its methods and practises:  ���' What we now most desire  to say, however, is that the responsibility for the distressing  ,.4-re.velations.of political immorality which we have' had during the Jast few weeks rests  primarily upon the absolute  crealuresofministersactiug under the nominal control of  the central party organization.  This organ Ration, as has beeii  said, ieceives its character and  takes its instructions from the  Government. The SulUvans ,  and tht-. Sutherlands simply Interpret its spirit and carry out  its  orders.     It   is,   therefore,   sheer��� hypocrisy-to-dciiouneo���  the creatures aud shield the  nfiastcrs,-and simple treason to  the country to curse the machine and defend the Government under whose Inspiration  and authority its works are  conceived and performed. It  might be unfair to hold a Government or a leader of Opposition responsible for the operations of individual candidates,  or for the proceedings of local  workers, but they cannotevade  responsibility for the character  of their central organization  nnd the methods which it employs in the constituencies.  This is surely beyond dispute,  ������nd yet all over this province  preachers, and public journals,  and pious partisans will pour  out their wrath upon the instruments aud embrace the authors of such infamies as the  'Sault has ju&t revealed.  " So the Government standi.  * ��� firm as the storm goes by, well  content to have its agents pilloried and callously cynical at  the moral attitude of people  . who profess a consuming zeal  for integrity in .public afl'airs  and yet bum with indignation  at the suggestion that a Government which appoints the  agents of corruption and profits by their infamous practices  should suffer the natural peu-  alty of ejection from oflice."  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Your doctor will send his prescription to Rutherford's Drag Store if you ask him. Careful dispensing  by the proprietor, pure drugs and fresh are special  featiores in this store.  There is a great difference in Drugs and Chemicals as regards . purity, and this, store makes it. a  point always to buy the best and purest even though  the price is higher.   IT PAYS TO G-ET THE BEST.  Take the item of Quinine. There are cheap  grades of German Quinine, which most drug stores  use. "We use nothing but Howards & Sons best English Quinine. It costs more, but WE DON'T  CHARG-E'MORE.  Send us your Recipes and Prescriptions.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214 WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  P.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAT  MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch   Markets* in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson', Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan Cit3*.  tion.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and  careful alien  *���  6*W W V   warn I   WwD   9 Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  fejKooTEH/iY" ButcheriGo  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in   ���.  Cheap Fall Excuursion Rates  -"������'ROM   NELSON  -TO-  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES. Manager  SewingMachines andTianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiasity Shop, Josephine SI; Kelson  NICKERSON, T�����'  Wc only auk one trial to mako yon our ens  toraer. . Fine Watch Jewelry, Optical ami  Sllverwnre repairing and everything in the  line. Reasonable charges. work sent ur  from outside towns will receive the same care  as 11 personally delivered. Siillcult repairs  dono ror other Jewelers.  On Sale Oct. 1, 2,3, -1.   Qood to  return till Oc-  tcber U  's lair Bat  Si. Ms $$o  Cliieap as  Last Selling- Dates   Oct. iJ** 1, :>.  For full particulars apply to local agents.  J. S. CARTER,  Dist.l'ass.Agt.,  Nelson.  E.J. COYLtV  A. G- P. A.  *%Vancouvcr  Insurance    Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale iu all parts of the city.  Now is the time to invest in good improved  it Ranch Property  Adjacent to Nelson.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  Fire and   Accident  Insurance   a Specialty  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C.  P. O. BOX 223  I    ^-(>^H($r4*tr4>-<>0<<X>"^^<>   ���^������^"��    ������������������������'����������������  &CO.  kelson, B.C.  ��Tbe largest exclusively Wholesale  Liquor  House in  the interior  T BEER  In Pints and Quarts  Daws-.n's " Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  . A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines,   ���       \  -*-*- '*r*'-.:,-'7-Vi.v V4  ���  ,V\   '.'���is V -*-f?JgE.  . r-H i      ..     -��� \    ������       \    .  ��� -' '*-'rfa_:  W$Ay7AZh /Z/\  Za'AI   IELUUI  1 Tents&Awomgs Madeand  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND MENDED. 4*  OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON. B. C.  ELSON ELECTRIC  0��� L'TD.  ELSON, B. C.  N. E. T. TIMETABLE.  STANLEY STREET���  7.co        7.4.0       8 20 a. m.  9.OO 9.40 I0.20  Every 40 minutes until ro.20 p. in.  BOGUSTOWN* ���  .   7.20 .00        8.40       9.20 a. m  10.00     10.40     ir.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m.  ���REAL-ESTATE-.  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.      Apply A. V. MASON,   Man.   Sec  The Car Barn. Phone 165B.  jm  K. STRACHAN  I      Plumber and Gasfitter  I Estimates Given  on General Plumbing,  j        "���     Sewer Connections, Etc.  T  ���J..      Baker Street, near' Ward  Street, Nelson.  ntosoribe for  Economist $1 a. Year  Strictly m Advance  Unreserved  Auction Sale Might  AT THE AUOTION   MART  Furniture, Organ, Bikes, Suits  of Clothing, Pants, Jewelry, Watches,  Razors aud a lot of general merchandise.  SALE TO COMMENCE AT 3 O'CLOpK  J, GREEN, AUCTIONEER.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  ~"u  �� ^��H*^-aW.��*W��S��3?^. WV '^^  ,s\^&-jrs&&sKia<!*n.'3? ������"-^,~.--^'��J-imre^*ff^^ THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  z   ��f~z<z^^f$mM  - ^s *** *r ���A-i^mAM,  <���   ->?-i?y_y��8t'<ii  _... . _l ��� ���������.���Ha-ayja;  t%i'/��� 7   ".'���." '~lv ���      *    '���������'.���..���.-���������  Machines.  Edison Phonographs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The New Edison Moulded Records, at 50c each, $5  per doz.  erlirier     -  Gramophones  -.' 'Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45.  7-inch Records, $6 per doz.  10-inch Records, $11 per doz.  * Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  Pianos  Heintzman Pianos  The   New Scale Williams Pianos  AT SPECIAL PRICES  "We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get the benefit, as we have no  "sub agents" who must have a "rake off."  I Yonr friend to remember yon  Iforever? If yoo do, make him  I or her a present of a .   .    ,    .  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  PEN  Prices $1.S0 to $10. Let tis  I put one aside for you. . These  I are the pens you see advertised  j in the magazines. We -warrant  I them as well as the maker.   '  They Ure ihe BEST  * CAMERAS  AND   SUPPLIES   ||  *���:'���:���'���:  Wall  Paper  H     Jl  ���r'-ijM  AA^'Sm'  ������* --' y&M  , - /*&$&*  ��� j -��te*js  ���A-t -&&}  o-C.Sff|  v-'Am  e  . _7 *7r I  ' *     afaTtl  ;       -   1   "h     y&B  ' '-9M  . 7&*'&>l  ����>ii c-.fjfym  '��� i '--M  FROM $1 TO $75  We can supply your  wants for Fall House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP. -  ���  '_.  Chinaware  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China on it)    '*" -  7  NEW GOODS ARRIVING WEEKLY  Reyal    Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,   Haviland  **' 5- -Zy  Limoges,    Royal    Worcester,     Foley,    Minton     anil  Copeland's.  ?  ...  ��� i_7'7/T^\  ,AZA��$M  Uaaazm  1     yjf$\  Y:Zf$ym  y'Am  AZM  .   Hjf   f  .   "HrO/rt*"  ,- - SSI  AZZ'AW  any s  ^. H ���������i-Af<\  ���*-     . A- 1 7*. 7' -.U^jyS I  tt^jjj&m&r*^  'Jt^nkm^'ssm^^^ms^j^^^^'ffi^  ���%���_:,.   . .������������ . ������������s..-:.        ������.-.- ; ?.--     o - >,;��..  ^������-* rr%% s:-s"F-t;a-���-a- if nrn rrvrv n a i r ^  In io-acre blocks, iu 20;acre.blocks.- Improved ranches.  :: -JB;EB'"Annable," kelson, B. C.   H���!��i  BAKER ST., NELSON  eGausland  ."'. 7\7A7y77A/yAGEW<FOKZyrZ.A, .  '.���THea^li^Maribwe^ ' .  The Celetjrated K^*th:Sho<3  :'��� ,'i'he;;'.pougias:Shpe;:|:H'-Ayy< .  -���J^':eu3tom'Wbrk.'     Invisible Patching a Specialty, i  oundary  vJre v5  hipments  Tlie following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines for 3903  ll'C4, and for last week :  \  -Granby Mines, Phoenix    .  Snowshoe, Phoenix  ]?r.ooklyn.:Plioenix  .-,       .  Mother Lode, Deadwood  Kuiiset, Deadwoad      .       .  Morrison, Deadwood  B. C. Mine, Summit .      .. :  R. Bell, Sumraifc     .       .  Emma, Summit .       .       .  Senator, Summit Camp .  Oro Denoro .       .       .  Brey Fogle,- Summit        .   '������  No,.37-;-?::.'-.;:, ...*'; ,.     : ���      ..  Moun'taiii Hose  : .  Reliance '    .  Winnipeg, "Wellington   .  Golden (Jrown, Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington    .  King Solomon, W. Copper.  Nn. 7 Mine,   Central-  City of Paris, Central .  Jewer,:IjoiigLaike   .        .  Carnii, West Fork  Providence, Provideiice .  ElUhor.u, Greenwood .       .  E.P.'TjTaud'Goldfinch .  Ruby, Boundary Falls  Miscellaneous   .       .       .  ���  Total, tons.       .  1903  . 31)3,718  74,212  130,492  .    15,731  3,339  .    19,365  22,937  363  15,537  2,435  5,046  1904  PafltWeek  410,670       10.800  713  910  400  167  137,024  27.589  1.756  14.030  222  354  661  33  2,968  621  305  226  1.S21  132  684,426       600,126       17,427  "SMOKE  THE CELEBRATED  Bm^R-PIPE&  o  m  O  ���i ������ ���inuiipBM������wr-, a z-pM-m  : a .z,A' .mi^-Av- Ak^tal  a"   -    - ,  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. BX Customs House, Nelson  Nottingham, England.  Navy Cut IMiId, Medium and h\\  fttayu Miyfuro  Navy Cut! Cigarette Tobacco,;  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to (ions  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  Turner;Beeton & Co., L'td, victoria, b. c.  MONTREAL, Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cor  dovan" Gloves and Miits  R.H.CARLEY,B.C.Ao��.  COAL  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be foi warded  either personally or by mail to tbe office of  W. P. TiERREY, GENEBIAL AGENT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ls*Q*Ms^M^,J  Why not get them ? Itis such a comfort for winter evenings.  You may.require a,very simple pair of glasses, which would give you  great relief.  Consult our Optician.    He v\ill tell you. ~  Watchmakers, Jewellers  and  |       Opticians.     . Phone 293  Certificate of Improvements.  Littles Johnnie Alineral Ctulm, situate In the  Nelson Mining Division or West Kootenay  District. A......  Whero located: On Rover Creek, about  three miles irom Kootenuy Kiwr. .'lake notice Unit J. l-'raiik '''letcher, of the City of  Nolson, noting us iijrer>tfi>r itiysclf, Free Miner's Ortitlenle Xu. HKi,iKZ, and A. C. Plum-,  merl'elt, Free .Miner's Certitlcate No. ]J80,024,  intend, sixty flays from Hie date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Kecorder fora Certitlcate  ol'Impiovements for the purpose of obtuin-  inlm. u Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section .V7, must be commenced before thc i��-  su.incc of such Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of May. A. I> 1904.  Kkank Fletciiek.  Certificate of Improvements.  Thc Vancouver and Kootcnny mineral  claims slluirte ln lhe Nelson Miuing Division  of West Kootenay District.  Where loeated: un east side of Kootenay  Lake, about three miles east of the town of  Sanca.  Take notice that I, J. L. O. Abbott, Free  Miner's Certitlcate No. B84,-i��i for mysself and  as agent fur H. Abbott, Free Miner's Ccrtilicate No. I584,h183, and E. L. Heutley. Free Miner's Certitlcate No. B65.245. Intend, sixty days  fiom the date hereof, to.apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certlllcate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt  of (lie above claims.  And iurther take notice that action, under,  Section .57, must be commenced before issu-  anee ofsuch Certificate or Improvements.  Dated this 20th day of June. 1U04.  J. L. U. Abbott.  .Local and Provincial.  I H."'SrXennie will leave for Ottawa  thia evening on professional business.  Is  It  l "Sirs'. E. Harrop, Fairview, gave birth  to a boy, Wednesday morning.  Alleged Canadian Jests.  t iilrs. A. B. McNaughton} of^Vancbu-  Ter, id a visitor to Nelson. *"  5. Aid. Clements land J." E. Annable  have been visiting the Spokane Fair  this week, tailing'the, peeple of that  J>laee how the citizens of Nelson conduct a big exhibition.  _-��� r  A  "'-   k*  V\*<  *      Curious Bits of News.  i ���' **  ': Recently     aa''.   American '.'-cyclist  Wheeled xthrougrh La Mancha, in Spain,  and In all that bleak region found no  one who had ever heard of "Don Quixote," much less of Cervantes.  \  Dogs are to be used as river police,  -on'-'the" SelM. "AF'Glbf altar,"curlousiyj  enough, dogs are mainlyueed for smuggling across the frontier, while on the  St. Bernard tbey ha.ve once more, been  established as 'llrst aids" to the frozen.  Eurnham, the famous, scout, ^fpund that  on  the t'KloWikej trail  every .klncUofc-  doK^*could-*1>e taught|to draw,-sledges.  The decoy dog and the blijSd'man'svdog  share" wlth*?1hn sheepaog*v'th&Jhonor of  earning their own living In recognized  walks of Industry.  Goubet, the French Inventor of Bub-  . marineiboats'."bas. devised a mcJdeljOf.a'.  boat int'ende'd'to"'run"under water'and  to conv_ey~.passen_.ers between 'France^  and   England   by   means   of   a^ cable  stretched across the Channel.   Perhaps  A-WRITER in the "Pall Mall Gazette," who claims to have hail  much to do with colonial newspapers and colonial letters, haa  collected therefrom a number of what  he chooses to call "Sea-borne Jests."  Canada seems to supply him with tha  most material, but either he has  evolved most of hfs Canadian Jokes oat^  of his own Inner consciousness or else"  they have been curiously refracted In  passing through the prism of an Eng-  *ish mind. In any event some of them  Mould never be looked upon as Jokes ln  this country. For example: "Why dot**  Dicky Ducky want to be M. P.?" asks  the Jester of a far Western paper. "Because he now has one P too many," Is  the answer, which, as the "Pall Mall"  writer says, It ls tolerably certain made  dozens of big men ln miners' boota  laugh till they bent like Jack-knlve��  when that Inscrutable conundrum was  first let loose ln British Columbia. Her*  ire some better attempts���the alleged  sayings of a ten-year-old bo/, who U  credited to Toronto:  I.���Teacher's question: "What la  grass?" Boy's answer: "What you  i-eep off."  II.���Question: "Who was the llrst  man?.', ..^Answer:- -JiWoIfe!" ...Haply:  .���'Great Sakes! It was Adaml" Repartee: "Oh. well, If you count In foreigners!"  III.���Question: "What were thc Greek  marriage customs?" Answer: Ev'ry  fnan had***one wife, which, they called  monotony!" **���"    *?'     .  Another'story told.ty the "Pall Mall"  writer, ls that of a" little doctors from'  a reserve'In the North-West Terrltor-  i Isa.     The   doctor   in -question   was   a  | moonias   (Angllce,   "green") 'graduate  from the East, and had Just been ap-  . pointed to look, after.;the health- of,.the  Indians" dwelling there or- thereabouts,  On his first visit to lhe redcrve he found  that everybody was  suffering fiom a  mysterious   disease,   the  symptoms  ot  | which were very obscurer. All the" pa.'  1 dents got  a'box bf bread  pills  or a  Corporation of the City of Kelson  Water Rates Notice  Water  rates  for the quarter ending Dec.  '1        tr_f\A       ..���_-.      ,1-tr.      nii.l     '   F-w\ .������. 1 >fi^     nt      tllll      /'Iti*    r\f-  6W Fall and Winter Dm Goods, Millinery, Ladies' Jackets, Furs  -  Our stock of Ladies' and Children's Mantles, Jackets and Coals is now complete and we have marked  them  at prices exceedingly low.  Ladies' Walking Skirts from $2.50 each to $9.  Ladies' Dress Skirts from$2each to $18.  Ladies' Fancy Dress Skirts, for even ing" wear, at reduced prices.  Blankets���We are showing in all qualities and sizes and our cash prices on these goods are much lower than last season.  are due antl   payable at the city oflice   011 Saturday, Oi.t. 1.      If   paid   on or  '.1, 1004  llCe     Oil   fLUlllUUJ',   \J,.L.    J.. 11      \n..\i    KM,   \J.  hclorethe 1511i  Oct. a discount or IU per cent,  will be allowed.   It' not paid on or before Oct.  31st the service will be discontinued.      .;��� ..  By order.  ���������' o "���_'���' D. C. MCMORRIS.  CityClerk:  Kelson. October 1,1904.    ���      ' o  FRED   IRVINE   CO.,   LIMITED.  THE. BIG GASH STORE  *" Wfl'Strongest argument for. an, tinder-.'  ' water passage'ts tha'u'the*steadiness of  motion would.prevent seasickness, tha j fcottle of colored water���it is best to b��  traditional terror of the English Chan-  I ^q the safe side, and faith ��� has cured  nol? *VPh��> fsirbmarlne"*** boat f>''Ful tori"  : heJ: ^The} fsuJjmarineS boat ^"Fulton1  Iateljralay>nclIsturbed'on the bottom ott  '_ the"l��rik';Islana coast-while a tempest  . overhead 'sent many'vessels to destruction  The keepers of the "big cobras in th*  Central Park Menagerie and^the New  York Zoological Garden do not find it  easy to supply thPlr venomous charges  wIUi the kind of food that thoy spo-  ���clally prefer. In their native land cobras live chiefly on smaller and less dun-  gerous^and objectionable snakes, but  although every-effort;is^made to collect  harmless snakes "to satisfy the'appetite  ���at the Imprisoned cobras,'at some seasons they have to be content with rats  -and-mlcer* which-they-. do-not-particularly like. Other varieties,.of captive  snakes are fed mainly'ori toads, "mice,  rabbits and English sparrows  Sipoklng In church Is a Dutch cus-  tom_._H Dutchmen - are such 'inveteralv  smokers that.oiic of them is rarely seen  without his "pipe. He finds himself unable to deprive himself of the Indulgence, * even for the .short period of a  church,"service. ^A^Jmllar practice ex-  "istajin^several'^churchcs in South America." Smoking in  churches  in  Great  'Britain is said to have been prevalent  at the end Of the sixteenth and the be-  tinning .of the seventeenth century.  At one time smoking was carried t��  such an excess in Seville Cathedral that  the chapter applied to" the Pope for  power to repress the abuse. Urban  VIII.,,yielding to'their, wish, lssuea a  bull, which Was promulgalisd January  10, 1642.    In Wales smoking In church  . was indulged In as late as 1830. In one  Church the communton-thble stood In  the alale. and the farmers were ln tht  fcabit of putting their hats upon it, nnd  When the service began they lighted,  tfeolr pipes a"��'tt smoked. uithout",au*f<  (bought of Irreverence la the set- .  I jnany   a   mysterious   epidemic   among  Indians���with the exception of the last  I'comer.    "This Indian," said he, laying  I his hand on his stomach, which was a  I chiefs, "when he drink cold water feel  ' cold  pain  here."    Then  the  agent  remembered that the doctor's predecessor  ! h"a*d prescribed a bottle of good port ln  . the hard case of an old squaw suffering  from   "the   gtlppe,"   complicated   with  ' no-flour-for-six-months.     We    confess  we fail to see much of a Joke lurking in  this story.  So.TCtl-.ing* New in Hotcl3.  4��  "X  Too Ead.  ��� -.-' �� \ .",���%*������ -_   ---��� ���flrs"i  '*'v     - ''  VES, I have watched her care��?  ���. .vritlra great-deal of .lateresU**  "She ls a," brilliant woman,  Im't she?"  "She has been._ I can't say that she  feL'.-Aa a girl she developed.r.emarkable  precocity. It was not so much ln her  literary proficiency'that she display."!  ber qualities, as .In that wide sense of  bar ultimate, mission, in the broad conceptions she so"early entertained of thi  .atyUig needs - of our social system.  When only eleven, she had written a  ptrlking paper on sex relationships. At  thirteen, her monograph of "The Tru4  Prerogatives oC Woman" had attracted  vide attention. At fifteen, her essay  oa "The Silent Vote" marked an epoch.  and when, at twenty-two, she dellv��r��.d  per "Motherhood oifMan/* lt became  avldent that a new force had risen.  What a pity that now, after all, her life  0boy}d be p. failure."  " "Bat how can it be 'a XaUiire? ' What  t��s she done?"  "Why, the mlseraMe thing has gotta  If   ani   |oi   taajrlfi*X"~-New    Tw*  To. whom it may concern: We *be;  leave to call your attention to the fo!  lowing novel features of the unrivaled  up-to-date society hotel, which the up.  Jersigned propose to build, if sufflcicn'  encouragement  is  forthcoming:  The architecture will be a combina  tion of Queen Anne, Gothic, Moorish  .ind several extinct styles, the purposi  being to.secure adequate corncis for cor.  ���cnient exclusive;go=Bi'p; also, a3 far impossible, giving a private entrance t<  cacli guest. AH rooms will face fiom  Thia arrangement will prove a conven  ieuce to young.people in the evening  particularly as the management guaran  'ces that the electric light connection,  vill be  out of order at  lAst  twice :���  ' week.  ; Each room will be furnished with om  especially patented "vitalometcr," applying sea air or mountain air of an-  altitude   on   demand.     If   desiicd,   tlu  , rooms .will be fitted with movable seen  cry painted to order by two l.oyal A en  dcmicians to bo e3pccially imported for  Uicpurpose..  The dividing walU of the Tooma will  1 he of papier-mache, and sounding-board-  , will be introduced when requested b\  hard-hearing neighbors.  Electric calls -in every room will connect, with, clergymen of all denominations, and guests will pre��3 the button  should they require their services day or  ni<jht. Discreet witnesses supplied on application.  Chinese, French, Italian and German  flifefs will ha\e charge of the cuisine on  alternate days, thus ensuring a genuine  international dyspepsia.  Our bell-boys will be inulc3, our chambermaids will be blind, our coachmen  will be deaf, telephone operators wiil be  discharged twice daily, and every other  elToit will be made to secure privacy.  Our mosquitoes will he hand-fed with  Ag.imome.niU Culieua These and other  undesirable insects will jot be permitted  sn the premises.  A special chamber will be fitted with  Catling guns, elect.ocuuon chairs, and  otlur flsiici-Lil  conveniences.  Ariai.geiucnts will be made for a satis-  fat-toiy time-table, and affidavits that  liahis left ahead of schedule time will  be issued to maniod men on paymeut <>i  the notaiy  fee.  Rooms may be reserved now. Address  ill communications to the Up-to-Date  Hotel Company.���"Town Topic*."  h NOTICE.-      ;  Iii lhe matter of an application fora duplicate ol �� Certificate oMiilc toj-art of Lot 1815,  Gioup 1, Kootcnny District.      o"  Notice Is hereby given 1 hat Itis my intention to iesueat the expiration of one month  liom tlie first publication'hereof a duplicate  of the e-.rlilicate.of Title to -part of Lot 1315,  Group 1. Kootenay District, in tlie niiiho.or  'llic NeNon & l-'ort Hliepj ard Kailu-ay Company, whicii certificate is dnttd ihe24thday  of January, 1898, and numbered 309K.  11. F. Maci-oi).     .  District Registrar.  Land Registry Office, Nelson, B.C.,  5th October, 1901.  Corporation ofthe City of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Electric light rates for l lie month of Pept.  are now due nnd   payable  at  the City.offices.    Jf paid on   or before   the   15th. Oct.  discount of 10 per cent will be allowed.  Kelbon. Oct.], 1904.  By order,  D.C.McMOnRlS  '   ' Citv Clerk.  Nelson Opera House  Monday and Tuesday  Oct 10-11  GRFAT  FURNITURE  ],*���(" liifiitR in N��w York. 100 nlj-'hts in Boston. Cfowded houses In St. Louis, San Fran-  cifco and Chicago.  "HJO  19  All Illusion which set all Now Yqrlc talKlng.  "XOUSDOOGYnD MYSTERY.*!  Toui'.liiiiii Sunflower.   Escaped fuom Sing  Sins.   Zetta In w'reless telephone.   Edwinu  u nd Aloir/.o i.Ksishmts.  PRICES: 75CAND 50C  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables. Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in'the Kootenays.       ���. .  D. McARTi  & GG.  Job Prihtin  Vr    ���    <*   ���  Scats  on  mile  at McDonald's   Fruit Store  Satuiduy mcn'iiiiiK.  Nelson Opera Hous^  Friday, Oct. 14  THE HILA.RIOUS   "LUKFICIESCY"  We Print  "'-"��� -.<*  Letter-Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heaos,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  , \i ���  The Economi  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  lanada Permanent  'ortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  &������Qb��QQ����G��  For ^<?^bwc*^ ri  We linve Siivasc, Romin��:ton, Mnrlin unci Winchester Uilles; Clubvongli, Rem-  iiiutun, mul HrowniiiB Automutic Hliot Onus, Vi. i\wl 1G so. ��� Winchester, U. M., L,  nnd liiiijllsli Airnnuiiiticn. Dccoyn.Wadcrs, Duck Culls, Hunting Coats, Vests, Belts--  Etc. .. . ' '  Everything for the Sportsman  We carry lhe uio&tcomplete stock outside ol  the Coast.    Hand Loaded Bliot     jc  sliells a bpcciuily. * *P  L^  g ���"*��� I _r* Sportsmen'* K  elson Hardware Co. ���������.    ^  Headquarters.  f&^^^A��/^-%S&&^^&'*i/qv1b&SV^'^^'*&^/^^*f%&  ,'%A*  $1 per day and up.  No Chinese Employed  lust One Jolly Night  Best Comedy on the Road  Scuts on sale at McDonuld's Fruit Store  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  .5farlpowi, Hankv Panky Fractional nnd  Kipling Fractional MtneralClaiiuH.situate in  the Kcl��on Mining: Division of West Koote-  nav DlBtrict.  Where located : On MomliiB mountain.  _,T"**-3 notice that I, John Mclautchle, of thc  Vlty',0.V^e's,0?��� ""ting as ncent Tor Harry Mc-  Lcod,.FreeMiner's Certificate So. B583M;and  Thomas \V:T. Stoddard, Free Miner's Certificate No. B80.709, intend. Blxty days from the  date hereoi. to apply to the Mining Kecorder  for Certificates of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the  above rlaims.  ATd fnrthertabe notice, that action under  Section 37. must be commenced before the issuance ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.  Dated.this 16th of Mav. A. D.19U4.  John McLatchie. r.'L. S.  JOB PRINTING AT  THE ECONOMIST  BO  YEARS*  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  Anyone sending: a sketch and description may  onlctlr :iseert_iln our opinion freo whether mi  invention is probably patentable. Commnnicii-  tlmiSBUictlreonfldentinl. Uondbook on Patents  sent freo Oldest ncency for Becurinp patents.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive  iptclal notice, without charge, in tho  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF.  I c  1  t BARTLETT  HOUSE  ^ - (Formerly Clarke House)  ^      The best SI per day house in Nelson.      None but white help employed   'The  ^ bar the best.  1 G. W.  BARTLETT, ProPk,etor  A nandsomely ilIastTatcd Weekly. J.nrcest circulation of nny scientific journal. Terms, ?3 a  year: four months (L Sold by ell newsdealers.  MUNN & Co.36tBroad^- New York  Branch Ofhoo. GS J? 8t_ W��ohm��ton. D. C  Geuinne Homemade       Bread  U    Cake arid Pastry  Orders Filled  Promptly���Everything Warranted Pure  and Good.

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