BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Economist Mar 26, 1904

Item Metadata


JSON: xnelsonecon-1.0184497.json
JSON-LD: xnelsonecon-1.0184497-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xnelsonecon-1.0184497-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xnelsonecon-1.0184497-rdf.json
Turtle: xnelsonecon-1.0184497-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xnelsonecon-1.0184497-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xnelsonecon-1.0184497-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array ^     APR 2     1904    &A  ffj-  ^C'TORIA,^.  '^A/r- -  ��' "  -�����'\v-%.���jf-."* ���*���  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1904.  NUMBER  N  ews of the  M  mes  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Pliocnlx Pioneer.  Ou the Dynamo the tunnel is now  In about 124 feet.  The shaft of the Ladysmith, about a  mile below Anaconda, is being pushed.  The worn of driving- the long tunnel  ou tbe Blue Jay '3 still being continued.  A force of 100 men is now steadily  employed at the Mother Lode mine in  Deadwood camp.  RhoderL k and Mclnnis are steadily  working at the lengthening of tbe  tunnel on the Summit claim, Summit  <anp.  Foreman Trevorrow is tbe sole employee at the Snowshoe mine. Water  is beginning to come up pretty well in  "the deep workings of tbis property.  The force of men at the Elkborn  in uie, Providence camp, has been increased (to 17, and the shipments continue to be at- the rate of about GO tons  monthly.  New work is to be undertaken at  the Oro Denoro, Summit camp, irext  month, which is expected to increase  the tonnage of ore to 200 or 250 tons  daily.  It is reported that the final payment  on the bond on the Gold Bug, taken  over by Greenwood men a fow months  ago, has .been made, and that-.he mine  Is looking .well.  states that the C. P. 11. is giving the  best of satisfaction in ore carrying, notwithstanding the handicap recently of  many drifting snowstorms. Agent  Clarke, of the C. P. It. in Phoenix,  states, that, as- a rule, 20 or 25 car  ore trains are sent out to the smelter  within live minute3 after the arrival of  a tiain of empties in the local yard.'  Organization of the Spokane Boundary Mining Co. in Spokane was recently chronicled in the Pioneer, the  capital being ��100,000. This company  will take over the well known Last  Chanee mine, located two miles from  Phoenix, in the high grade belt. The  property is well equipped with machinery, and in the past has shipped some  or ���, but for ih ��� lust four years has been  idle. Work is expected to be resumed  on this property as soon as all details  of the new organization have been  completed.  EVENTS AND  fir  L  P,  ocal and  Jl rovincial  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  "Work has been suspended at the  Monitor.  The output ofthe entire Slocan is  840-5 tons.       -.:���'*  The Tvanhoe is increasing its force  to 100 men.    "  Twenty men are employed at the  Fisher Maiden.  Supplies were sent out to the Chap-  ...    AIargo-part:bf the new-work at  a^^^^^y-Z:,-:      y^AA-i- ���-  British Columbia Copper Co.'Vsmeltc J ..There 4s talk  of a-nuhil.er of proper-  .1�� completed and awaits  tho arrival of. ties opening up.        ���������.������-.  convenor-and. other  new   machinery j    The   chambers   group,   near   Cody,  oydered some  months ago Troiii   the ! will work under, lease. . ���  e&st. ���..-��� , ��� The Itanitdci'. will soon   have-its ten  Work  has been carried on all \vin(er .drill compressor running.  iwtbeDyehead  claim, near  Cascade,      When   creeled    the   l.osebery  zinc  on the shore of Christina lake, and    works will employ 23 men.  It now appears as if the coming year would be ore  of unprecedented activity in the Kootenays. Of course  seventy-five per cent of those who come to the Koot-  eiiaj's will visit  Nelson, and the  way in  which our  visitors will be impressed vvith   the commercial  metropolis-of the interior  may have considerable  bearing on the future ofthe city.    Nelson has now passed  the experimental stage.     A few., years-ago, it would  be a courageous man   who would presume to say that  the city would ever amount to anything afore than  a place  of 9,000 or   io.oco inhabitants ; to-day, the  most conservative business men are not afraid to express the  opinion   that  it is- within  the  range   of  possibility    that    Nelson   in   two   or   three   years  may have a population   of 10,000, three  times  that  number in five years j'ears, and a large and prosperous city in ten years hence.     The future of Nelson  will greatly depend upon, the people themselves..    If  we show we have faith in our city, we will be able to  inspire   others with  that faith ; if we are lacking in  this essential, it is-not likely that others will  place a  vory high estimate on our ability to build, a large city.  One of the first things to do is to make the city attractive.     In this  work the city council must  take  the initiative.     If the city fathers demonstrate their  faith in  their city by  making  substantial permanent  improvements, the  citizens a re- more  than likely to  - * . '-7r/ ' . . .      -  foil w their example.. One of the things that strikes  the visitor to a new.city.is thecondition of the streets.  Every citizen of Nelson has heard some visitor remark  that Baker street is one of the. best thoroughfares iii  British Columbia.    Of course, it. cost money to make  nothing to do with the fakir, but the latter takes no  offence at this���he knows that it is among the unsophisticated be must search out his victims. The great  question is how best to rid the community of the fakir.  There are laws against" clahrvoyants,-paIffl:sts, etc.,  but there are rnany other things the grafter may do  without running counte* to the law. Of course, the  best plan is to educate the majority of tbe people so  that they will not be easily taken in, but there will  still remain an1 irresponsible class, incapable of reahz-  II ing that  tbey are  being made tools of hy designing  men-     Until  better means can be devised to-guard  I the public, At is clearly the duty .of the press to warn  the public against the fakir. Those who will not be  forewarned should have guardians appointed' to safeguard them.  Cranbrook has  organized a junior|    ���< Pinafore" will bepfodOcedaiCran-  lacrosse team  Judge Forin held the weekly court  at Rossland yesterday.  T. G. Procter was in jSpokane' thisf  week on a'business visit.  On Friday evening, April 8th, the  Nelson Boat clab will give a dance in  Fraternity flail.  Blake Wilson, manager for P. Burns & Co., is recognized as one of the best authorities on business  conditions in the Province, so when he expresses an  opinion on matters relating to trade more than usual  weight is attached t.o it. . Mr.. Wilson's business takes  him all over the Province, and he comes in contact  with every branch of industry. Therefore, when Mr.,  Wilson-goes on record as saying that at uo time in  the history of British Columbia has the business outlook been as good as.at present, we may look upon it  as the statement of a man ..who knows whereof he  speaks.* The mining industry, for the first time, is on  a sure foundation. The methods now employed are  intended to produce most satisfactory results with the  The Conservative members (opposition) of the mock parliament will meet  to-night in the Success club parlors.  owned aud worked  by Kelly and Fo  liy th.     It is said that the  showing of  copper'ore is excellent and is improving with depth.  This week an important, find is reported to have heen made in the long.  tunnel at the Emuia mine, Summit  cam |>, _w here,   accord in gj to   re ports,.  The force on the Bunk of England  has been slightly'..iuerer.scd. = '  A 100 ton concentrator' isto be' built  at the Alice mine, Creston.  The   'Whitewater' is  being  worked  under lease and is'making money.  Four tons of supplies were taken up  some of the best ore yet found in tliat  property has beeu encountered at a  distance of some 450. feet from tho  portal.  This week the first of the lot of the  21 ten ton steel ore cars, ordered lust i  December, arrived at the Granby  mines. They were manufactued hy  the Wonham-Mogar "Engineering  Works, of Passaic, New Jersey, and  arc the latest and best style of mine ore  cars, it is needless to state.  Supt. Williams ol'the Granby mine:-),  to tlie lJaTik ofEiigiuiid this week.  Fred Carlisle purposes commencing  . 7  work on the  Baby Royal group at an  early date.  Last week's -.shipments from Sandon  included 150  tons of   galena and   33  tons of zinc.   ���  I  j    The Fisher Maiden   is shipping  iis  lore to Denver, Col., where it gets paid  for the zinc coutai nod.  Joe Purviaiicc hits cut into a hunch  of quartz at the* 'Day ton but has not  yet struck the ore c hute.  bundary  The following table  gives the ore shipments  1904, aud for last week':  Granby Mines, Phoenix    .        .       .  Snowshoe, Phoenix        .       .       .       .       .       .  Brooklyn. Phoenix     ....        .     .".       .       .  Mother Ln'de, 7)e.*id wood       .       .       .       .  Sunset, -Deadwood      .        ...  Morrison, Deadwood       .        .       ...  B.C. Mine. Summit .        .        .        .        ...  JL Bell, Summit ......  Fmma, Summit .       .       .       .       .       ...  Senator. Summit Camp .        .       .       .       '.  Oro Denoro .-���-..      .       .       .       .-   "  '.  WimiijM'g, Welliiiutnn    ;        .        .     ....'.  fjold-'-ii Cn>wii, Wellington        ...  Mhclstiin,. Wellington .       .--���    '. ���     .  King Solomon, W.  ('upper       .        ...  No. 7-Mine;   Central'     '.        .        .  City of Paris, Centra! .        .        .       .  Jewel, Long Lake   .        .       .       .       .       .  Canni, West Fork        .        . ..     .     -....  Providence, Providence .        .        - ���      .        .        .  Flkhorn, Greenwood .       .       .       .       .'.'.���  K IVU. and Goldfinch   .        .       .        ."      .A.  Ruby, Boundary Falls        <--..-     .'       .      -.  Miscellaneous   .       .       .        .       .'     ..-..-���-..���',  Total, tons.       ....       .       w    ���''.  hipments  of B-tnulary  mines for  1002  least possible .expenditure..   Inthe -: camps  recently  Baker: streetawliat it-is, but  who will':say  that- the**!;.visited, by Mr. Wilson; he' .found   unusual   activity,  "inoney has been injudiciously expended ?-This being    and'particularly is this  the case with regard .to  the  the case.it  follows that the  city council should  at  once evolve some systematic plan.pl  street improvements. '- We have a first-class road making plant, but  of what use is  it to the city if it is permitted to rust,  while the streets are neglected and almost impassable  in spots ?    This road-making plant should be kept in  operation a part of the year, even if something else is  cut out.     This  polkry of patching up the streets is  .short-sighted, and a losing one iu the end.     Nelson  must maintain her position as the leading city of the  Kootenaj-s, and the best  way to do this is to   make  the place inviting.    The city council must rise equal        Some.years ago Edwin Booth gaveit as his opinion  to its duty. tliat wi111 genius for  the calling a man could expect  .to^become^aiuacceptahle-actor-withn-ten-years -experience. Now comes" Prof." Hepburn who advertises  for amateurs, " no experience necessary," and he  promises to make them actors with two weeks' rehearsals. That is the difference between tbe old  school of Booth and the up-todate methods of " Proi."  Hepburn.  Hon. R. F. Green, Chief Commis  sioner of Lands and Works, passed  through Nelson en route to Kaslo from  bf-ook in the near ftttflre.  Steps are being taken by a iiamber  of Kelowna people to induce t,he C. P.  &. to Connect Kelowna and Vernon by  telegraph.  Victorians in Nelson will leeffet to  learn of the death of Mral Alfred V. ,  Keating, at Santa Monica"; last Tuesday. Mrs. Keating was* before marriage Miss Katie Burns, daughter of T.J.Burns, of Victoria, and was Very'  popular in h��r native city. -   - -  Victoria last evening.  John Elliot returned from Rossland  Tuesday evening last where he had  been attending the court of revision  as counsel for the government.  Murdoch, Campbell, charged with  wilful murder of Alex. McDermaid, at  Ymir, this week, was committed for  trial at the assizes which open here on  May 17th.  Boundary. ^There the mines are being worked 011  the most approved methods, and the Granby to-day  is one of the: best properties in the Province. The  amount of work that is being done on this property is  really surprising aiid the results are entirely satisfactory. Mr. Wilson is of the opinion that we are now  oirthe eve of a great revival, but that mines, like  every other line of business, in order to produce the  desired results must be conducted on strictly business  lines. ������.    '���  1003  .  SO;;, 7 IS  74,212  1004   Pi  124,870  ���  St Week  ll.olO;  i  130,402  15,781  S7.4SK5  3,204  S.SSi)  10,36-3  22, i*'? 7 '  ���;<��*.-;  15,5��7  5.420  0,874  024  ��� T.,(MG  %ms  0i0  107  210  200  i;i3  6!>4,42(i       107,550  With tbe return of good times to the Kootenays,  there appears to be an inclination on the part of the  grafter fakir element to' pay us a visit. This has  always been the way, the grafter and fakir always  follow the crowd, knowing that the proportion of suckers is greater wherever there is a large floating population. Nelson, in its time, has had more than its  clue proportion of this gentry, but that they were able  to live here and carry on their operations successfully  was altogether the fault of the citizens themselves.  Nearly all the time three or four ofthe fakir element  have been living here on the hard earned money of  their victim*. The fakir ma}* be a clairvoyaut, a  palmist, an advertising solicitor, a dramatic instructor or almost anything which requires nerve  only to achieve success. The female fakir usually  adds blackmail to her other list of accomplishments,  and though her methods of snaring dupes scarcely  ever possess the virtue of originality and have been  exposed thousands of times, she manages to drag  more suckers into her.net. The male fakir, and we  have one or two well-developed specimens with us at  the present time, may vary his meth id aud occupation, but his primary object is always to make a living with the least possible exertion. The ordinary  fak'rmay do his own work, but the real genius is the  one who evolves the schemes and engages others to  do the work for him. They hold up the citizens,  I while his majesty, dressed in purple and fine linen,  lolh. in his room, and enjoys his bottle of Scotch  whiskey. All he asks is twenty-five oi thirty per  cent for devi.si-.g the scheme I The raoit humiliating part of it i*j, that no matter how often one set of  citizens are worked another set are ready to walk  15,720   into the trap.    The most intelligent citizens will have  The d-alh, at Ymir, of Alex. McDermaid from a  blow, or blows, said to have been delivered by Murdoch Campbell throws some light on the lawless state  of affairs prevailing in that town. Without attempting in any way to prejudice the case for or against  Campbell, it may be said that the evidence given at  the inquest seems to prove that the average Ymirite  has very little respect for the rights of his neighbor.  And when a newspaper presumes to criticize the conduct of the citizens it is boycotted. The only wonder  is that the apparently ungovernable tempers of the  the people did not culminate iu a tragedy loug before  now. An investigation into existing conditions in  the town of Ymir cannot come any too soon for the  sake of law and order in British Columbia.  "Prof" Hepburn announces that lie has taken a  two-year lease on his present premises, so that the  public need not become unnecessarily alarmed at the  report that he was about to leave.Nelson. The only  surprising thing in this connection is that the " Prof."  on the strength of the success he has already achieved  in this city, did not take a lease on the premises for  99 } ears.    This is a nice, easy place to live.  The Nelson Agricultural and Industrial Association met iii the city offices  on W ednesday and arranged Sept: 28  and 20 as the days on - which the fair  will ne held this year. ���  The new Vernon paper, the Okanagan Herald, will appear in April. It  \vill_be a seven-column four-page paper,  issued on Saturdays. The new paper  will be Liberal in politics.  On Wednesday next, at the Court  House, Commissioner Jowett will hear  the argument on the railway appeals  from Assessor Renwick's valuation for  provincial taxation purposes.  -Mrs.~WfiWt=Bradley"beld adeception  at her home on Victoria street last  Thursday in honor of Mrs. F. J. Bradley. A great number called and were  introduced to Mrs. Bradley, who was  married only a month ago.  Duncan Ross, the Liberal candidate  for Yale-Cariboo," was in the city yes-  I terday. Mr. Ross, since his nomination,  has been making an active .canvass  throughout his constituency. Before  election day Duncan intends to deliver  several addresses in Gaelic in Scotch  settlements-.  Charles Williams, whose death was"  announced recently, \vas well-known  to several citizens of Nelson.���:,. His  journalistic career was not on ly associated with the daily press, but he  contributed largely to high-class re-  views,service papers, and weeklies, in-  cluding, it is understood, the Saturday'  Review. On this last beissaid toJiave  been' associated for some.time with the  late Lord Salisbury, though he always-  denied the oft-repeated story of their  paying in turn for light-rofieshuient.  Williaiii��'s campaigning iucluded Central America, the Franco German w^r,  Armenia, Turkey. Afghanistan, . tlie  Nile expedition for the relief of Khartoum, Bulgaria, and the expedition  again*t the Mahdi. He was several  times wounded, and had a very par-  row escape from very serious injury or  death during the Russo-Turkish war at  the hands of a fanatical Mussulman ;  and he. was sitting beside Mr. Cameron, of the Standard, in the, British,  square iu the great Korti desert when,  that   brilliant young correspondent^  career was instantly cut shortby au  Arab bullet. Mr. Williams was father  of Fred. Williams, who was coniiecU'iI  with the"Montreal papers for a number  of years.  The cily council bas refused to donate anything towards the work of the  Tourist Association.   When it is considered   that  so far  nothing  in   the  shape of a definite programme of the  proposed work of the association bas  been prepared, the action of the council should   not   be   condemned.   The  people who subscribe to the association  and the council have a  right to know  exactly how their money is to be spent  before they subscribe one dollar.   Tho  great trouble with the Tourist Association is that it is not going about its business in the right way.    It should first  evolve a workable programme, und if  that when submitted  to the publio is  considered satisfactory there  will not  be much diillculty  in   securing, fumfej  to carry on the  work.   Business nieir.  do not eggage in ventures withouUfirst-  mapping out a plan of action, aud it i*  ���'  not a   reasonable   proposal   to   ask'a;  business  man   to subscribe   for  some-.  thing without enlightening hinras to','  how his money is to be spent.   Nelson.  The hotels are all crowded again this week. Never  before has the rush to the Kootenays begun so tarly  as this spring.  Several names are mentioned as possible candidates for the Provincial Parliament, should Mr. A. McDonald decide to retire from the field. Among  the most likely are Messrs. Saul and  Abercrombie, the Presidents of the  East and West Lillooet Conservative  rVssoeiations respectively. Both of  these gentlemen arc worthy, and both  have an intelligent grasp of public  matters and are ready in debate. It  is not expected that there will be  any opposition to the Govern men I  candidate.  ���'Vancouver this year will have a  great number of new buildings1*'.a'wi.'ll  known architect said this week to a  ���News-Advertiser reporter, " and while  ibis feet is apparent to everyone in lhe  cily, it may not be generally known  that the class of buildings is improving dec'dedly. The material used is  better, and the sdylo more''handsome  than th*.;-,*.- av.jidences and smaller  blocks erected during the last few , has a valuable asset in its position as  years. 1 have watched Vancouver" likely to become one ofthe greatest  grow from shacks to good frame build- resorts on this continent, but the citi-  ings, and from frame to brick, and zeus can only realize ou that asset 1-y  now the transition to stone is being' proceeding about it in the right way.  gradually accomplished. There is al- We have intelligent men. at the head  ready a number of magnificent stone of the Tourist Association, and what-  slructures in the city, and this year ever programme they submit to the  more than one stone block will be citizens, they will be able to carry it  erected." out satisfactorily. THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  VERSOirSTJIEET, NEIJ50X. H. V,  $1.00 Per Year in Adyance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes In adve/tlsb^ients to insure  insertion should rcticli thiB odice not later  thai Thursdny ut 12 o'clock.  When change of address is required, il is  desirable thut both the old address and tlie  new be given.  Address all communications. " Publisher of  tus Nemojt Kcosom 1ST. Nelson. B. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  "fhere is a movement in the Province  growing stronger every day in favor of  the establishment of a provincial uni-  . Versity, and to their credit be it said, it  has originated with the graduates resident in the Province, who, of course,  expect no personal benefit from it.  The value of such an institution to  the province is a large suhject which  ���we do not propose at present to discuss.  But it is plain to all observant people  that "university training is indispensable as au equipment for the  learned professions. So far the great  majority of the men aud women of  British Columbia have been born and  educated elsewhere, but there is now a  large and growing population of child  ren. "What provision are we going- to  make for their future? We have good  public schools and high schools, it is  true, but, to enter a profession properly  equipped,one requires more, he requires  the, higher education and "training  -which only a well-equipped, modern  xi ni vers! ty ca n gi ve. A t p rcsen t large  numbers of our young men and women  are in attendance at Eastern Canadian  and American colleges, hut there are  many more who have ability and ambition for such callings, whose parents  are unable to give them the necessary  training; This is decidedly neither  profitable nor creditable to this Province.  Granted that the state of-the Provincial finances preclude the establishment ofsuch an institution at present,  certainly   provisions   for  endowment  should be made at once out of tbe public lands before they are all donated to  eharter-mongeriiig promoters.   And il  not absolutely   impossible something  Should be done at once to a (lord a training in niiuhig engineering to the boys  of the Province.    Mining 'is and  will  probably  long remain our leading industry and it is not well for the industry or for our own boys that the lead-  =Hiiig=positioii3=iiiH=a=it-slioiiUUbe-iil!ed-  always   by   men   brought   from   the  American States.   A good School ol  Mines could be established and main  taiued at a comparatively-small cost  and would prove a.very  wise investment'for the Province.  It is earnestly to be hoped that the  present government will serve the Pror  vince and its own credit and _ interest,  hy at once establishing a School ol  Mines and providing fur the endowment of a university.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heacs,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  The Economis  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAtBROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room bouse  for rent.  Three, dwelling houses for sale rn easy terms.  One Lot on   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal C PC   AW N A Rl F  Hotel for sale at a bargain. OtL HIlllHOLt  McCausland, shoemak  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS'OLD STAND, BAKERS  JL ress  c  omment  Hamilton Spectator.  Mr.  Itoss doesn't   have  his " good  working majority " about his] person  when he goes  into caucus with the pirates.  Toronto Telegram .  The Japs are the Irish of the Orient,  and when they ��et going on land  the  cated iu an eligible position overlooking the vail cj* cf tLe Pow rivtr, and,  besides the main building with "sun  rooms" and so forth, there will be a  __i.i;iiiLcT_of_(:o_Uf scsfoi-; thcjysidciiceof  patients. Canada is rapidly becoming  alive to the importance of providing  liieans for the treatment of the disease which is the most prevalent and  soldiers  of  the Czar  will   think'the deadly which afflicts the people of this  The directors of the Nelson Agricultural and Industrial Association  have decided to hold their annu.il f.iir.  on September 28 and 29. It is tlie intention of tlie fair management to make  the exhibition even a greater success  than the one of last year,and with tlii^  end in view the -work of 'carrying om  the preliminary detuils will begin id-  most immediately. This is soiueth ing  jn which every citizen of Nelson should  lake an interest. The successor Unfair means a great deal iu the way oi  niaking known the resources ol" the  Kootenay to the outside world.  Dublin Fusiliers arc after them.  Toronto Telegram.  It is a mistake that sliould be cleared  up if winter is upon us again under  the mistaken impression that anybody  said " angcore *' on the occasion of its  last visit.  Kiimloops Stiuuliird.  It will be hard luck, indeed, if out of  all the charters that have been  granted or are being applied for to  construct railroads north and south  through British Columbia one at least  does not get beyond the'' paper"  stage and hit the Norlh Thompson  Valley. .'.,.,.    - -���.   .    ���  country.  The general opinion in Ontario i.-s  that Hon. O. W. Ross ir, 1i:h proposed  temperance legislation has taken a  bigger bite than he can properly masticate and digest.  "Reports from every mining district  are ofthe most encouraging character.  The strike on the I&tiimn mine is per-  Jiaps the moat important news of the  *yi**k.  Top la r Nugget.  Straws still show how the wind  blows. The letters of enquiry constantly arriving at this office from all  quarters of the continent is proof that  the name of Poplar and the fame of its  gold deposits have become known far  and wide. '1 he rush to tikis town is  just cohinieneing, and before June  many a nian'may have'to sleep in the  street for lack of beds.  For the wet spring days must be damp  proof and yet light in weight and stylish in  form. Our new foot wear fills these requirements in every particular. Each pair of shoes  in our stock ls portieularly stylish and  thoroughly well made from the very best stock.  The various leathers���Calf, Box Calf, Viei,  Enamel, Etc., and the different shapes enable  us to suit all tastes and fit all feet perfectly.  Trices to .suit everybody.  ������ ������������� #- n�����i wj||1 jy  Household Ammonia, quart bottles 25c  Benzine and Gasoline, big bottles ; 25c  Turpentine, big bottle 25c  Furniture Cream, extra good 25c  Bug Poison, big bottle 35c  Copperas, Lye and Chloride ot Lime, all ready for Spring House  Cleaning  Pure Baking Powder; iu bulk  35c per lb.  Seidlitz Powders, Fresh , ���. 25c  Rutherford's Cathartic Pellets, Good for Liver and Stomach 25c  Wild Cherry Spruce and Tar. This is the popular cough remedy  originally prepared by Teetzel & Co., aud is unequalled for  coughs and colds, 2 sizes : ....25c and 50c  DISPENSING    PRESCRIPTIONS    A    SPECIALTY   AT  REASONABLE TRICES.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONE As 14  NIGHT PHONE B214 WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Head Office Nelson; B- G.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland, ' Trail,   Nelson,  Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan Cit}-.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have  prompt  and  careful atten  ion.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention. ���-.  Nothing but ��� fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept iu stock.  E.-C. TRAVES, Manager  WADDS BROS.  -    pttawa Citizen. .    ... .  Calgary is to have a large saiiatarium  of the very latest type for the treatment of consumptives.   It will be Jo-  camp.  Uiifnbornc Miner.  The examination of the Goldfinch  by A. F. Rosen bergcr has .proven' i]tiite  favorable. Mr. lloscnbergei* says that  he is satisfied that the Goldfinch has  the making of a mine, and a rich one  at that.  It will require considerable development work to put the property in good  shape to permit of continuous ore shipping to the stamp mill, and to attain  this stage u force of men will be put to  work 011,the property us soon as practicable.  Thero has been considerable work  doiic on the Goldfinch in the past, but  the work was executed in a in inner  that is of no m-itcrial' benefit to tlie  property. Five gold bricks aggregating about ��12,000, have been gotten  from ore taken from the Goldfinch, but  as the ore was  p ocured from  surface   "Wro'V^-ted:  on hear. Creek, smile*  stripping of the lead,  the work  per-  %)*",kU1^iiL.e  formed was of little or iio use to the i^^g^^'^.Jrii^o No. 1  future:of the property.    ��� : ,,  The work that will be conducted  this, summer will be development of  the property. When this is accomplished, the Goldfinch will be in a position to send ore continuously to the  mill, and take its rightful place as a  producer of bullion with the other  working    mines   in     the  Camborne  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B.  C  irect ������Une.r ������jtbwest"  Kii.��t  Winnipeg  Toronto  Otl.i-H-ii  Montreal  New York  West   ���  Vaneouvr  Victoria  Seattle  lWtlalxl  Sun Francisco  T  I  I  T  i,  -���** ��*< *J�� fa      t*t__,���,-   ,*t      4��t     ,��,    yat f��,     ft      ,��,   ^ADLEY &  WALL PAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  I  *t  , _Ej_ o  ��>���������:������>���*--.%-..;.-a-a  .......   ,���.  .... ...  ,���,  ,��,  ,��,  ,���,  f,   .  *      *       ���       ���     V     V     V     V     -������    %r    V    V    V���%���  I  nsurance,   Real   Estate   a  Mining  Agent  Fire, Accident and   Plate  Glass   Insurance  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale iu all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lands in all parts of Kootenay.  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co.  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers Assurance Co.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C.  ER  P. O. BOX 223  JEFERGUSON&CO. t  ! NELSON. R. 0.7 *  in- v  \a  ���  t tenor.  ���  ���I  NELSON, B. C.  The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House  in   the 111-  PABST  EE  in pints and quarts.  Dawson'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.  LEGTRIG  LTD.  E  N. E. T. TIMETABLE  STANLKY STREET���  7.0O 7.40  9.00 9.40    '  ... Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. m.  "BOGUSTOWN ���  7,20 .OO S 40  10.00 10.40  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m.  S 20 a. m.  10.20  9.20 a.  11.20  m,  Lots.      Warehouses.     Offices.  The Car Barn, Phone 165B;  Apply A. V. MASON,   Man. Sec.  e^_jb:, strachan  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on Genera!  Plumbing,  I Sewer Connections, Etc.  I      Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.       .  Vi.-i Soo l'iici/ic KoutcSt. l'unl, Chicago unci  St. Louts.  S,S,  Service- - from Vancouver  Si'.-ittk', Aliiskii, Japst'n. China, ll.-nviiii, .-Vtis-  trnliji.  Certificate of improvements. |  Yukon  Knictionnl   Mincrsil Claim. Kitu.-itc'  in tlioXi'lsiin MiningJDivisIuti of West Kooto- i  Thrnttirli Unnkiiias to Kngland and the Cor-.  Uncut viti all !S..b. lines. ���'���"' ���'  boods  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  ti ice line of Trouserings  SO  YEARS'  IENCE  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P.O. Bldg., Nelson  l-'or limo tallies,rnlos ami   inf?rcnation,ai>-  y to loi ul agents, or write,  that I. John  MoLatohic, of the  cut for Patrick  ..._.".:  fis.oKi,  Xi'illiain M. l.'otiV'.v. Kree iltiner's CVrtiti^ite  No.5i,r,.,l..A..I. Uu^iu'.s, l>1vo Miner's Ccrtiti-  111 to Nii.li oS.orii. ami John liviin. Krco Jlin-  it's CVrtith-al-; No. 1! CS.nfi'l. intend sixty (lavs  lioin the Uute hoivof to a|>plV to the Mining  I iL'conlcr for a Ccrl iltcato o'f linproveinents  r-T tlie piiriii'iSL' of obtaining; a Crown Grunt ol  1 ho above claim. -  And further take notice, that action under  Section ;>7 mtist he roiiiiiienced l>efore tile is-  suaiK-i.-nf sik'Ii OertiHcate of Improvonicnts.  Dated tlijc Binil day of Oecinlicr, 1903.  John AIcLatciuk.  i��iy  J.��. CAKTEK,  Dlst. i;aia.s. Agt..,  Nuison.  E. J. fOYLK.  A/ G-'���!���. A. '..  Vancouver  JOB PRINTING AT  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke IttKise) ��� '.  " ���  Thel)cstSl per day house in JS'elson.  None lint wliite help eniphiyotf.    The b:;r  the best.  Frank  Fletcher  I'J'OVIXCTAL LAXD SUItVF.YOK  Trade WIarhs  Designs  Copyrights &c  Anvone sendliifi n sketch mid description may  nulcltly iisMrtiiin our opinion free wlicthcr an  invention'ia probably piitentiible. Commuiilca-  Lions strictly conlldoatlul. Iliindboolc oil Patents  sent freo  Oldest imoiicy for securins vatcats.  I'atcuts tnken throucli Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without chnmo, in the  A hnndaomoiy tiinatra-tcd weektv. Lnnrcst circulation of any pcientiBc jounml. 'I'crma, ?.'! a  year,- tonrinoiiths $1.  Sold by all Kowsdenlen".  MUNN���& Cd.*��"�����**-^ New York  Brunei! GOoe. KS K St_ Washington. D. C.  W. G. Gillett  Builder:' and   Contractor  Estimates   given on  stone, brick  and woodwork.  ECONOMiSTOFFlCElG.  W.   Bartlett,    Prop'erick and Lime fbr Sale  Lands and Mineral ClaimsSurveycd  and Crtiivn 'Granted  V. O. ISox 5G:l       O/Rce: Kootenay St.  Nelson  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale -  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine- St. Nelson  Fred. J. Squire  Tents and AAvnings inside anil repsiired.  Clothing cleaned and mended.  Over the .Wallace-Miller Cn��� lehn THE   NELSON ECONOMIST  BSD  Co  You will be requiring  WALL  This Spring.   See Us about it.   Large New Stock  HEINTZ  The  only  really first-class Piano made in the Dominion of Canada.    See them.  Hear them.    Buy them from us.  egular Price $65 each.     Yours at S30 each.  any's Stores  The Bargain ofthe Future.  N honest mar. entered tlie stor��  ot a clothier one clay, and ln  ���reply to the query as to what  could be (tone for him on that  particular occasion, ho assumed a  humble pose and replied:  "Sir, I wish to furnish you proof that  I atii what I am."  "I 'cannot doubt your honesty," said  *he clothier, "but still proofs are  proofs, and you may subic.lt your documents."  "Do you remenvber thftt I -was in  your store six months ago?"  "Alas! I do riot; but you loolc like a  -mar.'of truth, and I will not gainsay  you."  "I was here, sir, and tonugrht this  suit of clothes of you. It had 'been  marked down from fifteen dollars to  eig-ht dollars and fifty cents."   *Tes,_I recognize  the cloth, ..and__!..  grieve to think that I lost six dollars  and fifty cents on that suit. I had to  mark them down to makij room for  ithe quick-lunch business on the other  side."  "You -warranted 'the dye," continued  the honest man, "and there has been  no fading or crocking. I cannot say  -that you lied  to  rne."  "And  the price-was-right?"  "It 'W-as. I hug the delusion that I  ���found a bargain."  ���'Then what is -the cause of 'thy complaint?"  "It 13 no complaint, oh, clothier. It  4s that after I had got miles away I  found a ten-dollar bill in the trousers  pocket."  "A ten-dollar "bill in the pocket of  an eigh't-dollar-and-fif'ty-cent suit,"  mused the clothier. "Here, Ikey, coma  forward >and explain."  "I���I Tvas tempted," said the young  man, as he trembled before his employer.  ."So? Then -It was you who substituted a ten for a twenty, and made  this honest man a journey to get his  just dues? Go, bring me a new, crisp  iten, -and later on I will see to your  case."  "I would not that he come to poverty," said the honest man.  "He shall not, but I will stop It out  of his wages and humble him to the  dust. I always give a twenty-dollar  bill with every eight-dollar-and-fifty-  cent suit, and here is your balance.  Take it, sir,,- with many apologies; and  if I have put you to any expense, remember that all my elghteen-dollar  overcoats have been marked-down to  nine dollars and a fifty-dollar bill  placed in each pocket to close them out  quickly and make room for a chicken-  farm in the rear end of the store."���  Detroit "Free Press."  . "Thet so?" said the constable. '"Twas  hard luck and 'minds me o' one day  '���bout four year ago, when I went down  tu the meclclers gunnin' -with thet old  mizzle-loader er mine. I fooled 'round  nil clay, till I had only one charge of  ���powder left. Birds had been comin'  'long, one in a flock, and now and  then tew tone ones, and all of 'em out  er range, and I didn't git a bird. I  was kinder dlscourag-ed; hadn't had a  good shot-all day. But jest as I was  gittin' out .ofthe stand I heard a  goose hollerln', and I crouched down  quick, I can tell yer, and purty soon  lie landed plump down in the slough-  hole in front of -me, whore my. deooys  ���was. I was jest tu the south of the  deacon's meclder���you fellers remembei  how the marsh there is very narrer  and runs right elus up to the beach  ���and my stand w>as jest abreast of  thet low place on the beach they call  the blow-hole. Wa-al, I moved 'round  Hkeerfu'y-HHHandH-g��t^aM3ead-=-o!.i-:H'the="olQ-  gbose, when he must have smelt me,  for jest as I was goin' ta let him hev  it he 'begun swimmin' away ..from me.  I- didn't want tu lose him, so I be-'  gun to whistle him back, and, if you'll  believe me, as I was a-slttin' there,  what should I see comin' up by the  blow-hole but a red fox. Boys, I'd hev  given my hull farm for another charge  of powder' and shot thet minute, 1  guess. The goose by this time had  circled round and begun tu come towards me agin, ancl the. fox was a-  standin' still. Gradually the old  goose was gittin' in line with thet fox.  'By thunder!' 'a I, 'If I can git 'em in  a line there's a chance of gittin' 'em  both.' In another minute they was  right In line, and I let 'em have it.  .itfft as I fired, a blucdsh jumped out  of the water from ���'). school on 'em that  was chasi-n' bait inshore. I shot tho  goose pltim through the head, lamed  the fox so he couldn't run, and killed  thet blueftsh so he drifted ashore, and  I got the hull three."  "Boys," said Perkins solemnly, "If  you'll step intu the back room I'll set  up the cider,"���"Judge."  A Remarkable ��hot>  What He Crsis Fox.  A learned jw/ge who was one of the  g-uests -at a dinner was unexpectedly  called upon to reply to a toast. Recovering somewhat -ft-am his surprise, he  said that his situation-reminded him ol  the story of a man who fell into the  water while lie was fishing.  "With no little d-illlculty he was rescued, and after h-e had regained his  .breath and was in a fairly comfortably  condition, his rescuer asked him hovy  he came to fall into the water.  "I did not come to ta_\l into the wa-.  ter," replied the unfortunate fisherman.  . "X came to fish."'  rl  ���ELLO, Ike!" said Perkins, as  that individual walked Into  the store. "How'd you make  out gunnin' to-day?"  "Tole'ble, jest tole'ble; that's  all. I got four black ducks, six 'broad-  bill, and ten winters."  "I must say thet's pretty good  shootin'  fer one day," said Perkins.  "'Twas putty fair; but I should have  got more yet Jf my shells hadn'* gin  out."  A good pttn Is father uncommon, hut  a joke that may bo so described was  made recently ly Mr. Andrew Carnegie,  to whom some advocates of an Anglo-  American alliance.; :-.ud appealed for an  emblematic (lcv.*cr. Mr. Oaniegia  promptly siigjfattid the dandelion, u:-*r-  ing that the American "dandy," in th*  chrewd, Yankee, "business sense of tin  U-r.m, joined wits i'ns British "ll:..\."  ��vould result in a blossom which m:.!.\t  ���uie the world.  THE   CELEBRATED  BRiAR   PIPES.  UJ  QL  <  X  (/)  o  z  Q  <  LU  .J  UJ  X  H  U.  O  UJ  o  >r  W.A Thurman  Depot.for Briar Pioes, Nelson  ]Q\W Mc LATCH ~\l  I Dominion and  ! Provincial  | Land Surveyor  |0^8 C. Customs House, Nelson  Navy Cut Mild, Medium and Full f  Navy-Mixturer   Navy   Out  Cigarette  Tobacco.  .,   Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  &���    Cigarettes,  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to f one  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA,  i Turner,Beeton.&Co., Ltd, victoria,b.c.  7<_.r*  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R-H. CARLEY, B. C. Agt.  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All ordi-rs iv list It nrcempa nit il l>y cat-li fltul * Lou Id le fo>wa.i��2id'  till cr | < r?( ii.".liy o: by n:ail to llic* oflice uf  W, ?. T1ERKEY, GENERAL iGEKT THE KELSON ECONOMIST  ���if  ir*f  11  Curious Bits of News.  A French savs.ni who lately return*?*!  from Egypt. blinking a royal muinmy  with him. bad a somewhat curious experience at Marseilles. On the cttse  being opened at the custom house there  tho officer on. duty, hearing that it contained a Pharaoh, looked up Pharaoh  In the tariff. But no mention could be  found, of such an article. Then It occurred to him that a nice high duty  was exacted on dried fish, ancl tho savant was obliged to pay as If. for that  commodity.  Itura! free delivery, according to the  report of the "United States Postmaster-General, ls being- rapidly extended  ln that country. The number of routes  in operation Increased from 1.27C ait the  fceg-llining of the last tlscal year lo  ���4,301 at Its close: and under the present  plans the number or routes hy the first  of next July will be 8,600. By that date  the rural population receiving dally  service will reach 5,700,000, and the delivery system will then cover more  than a quarter of the eligible portion or  tho country,  A remarkable    story    Is    going    the  rounds of the English-papers with regard   to   General   Sir   Ian   Hamilton's  spectacles...   it   appears   that   Genera]  Hamilton lost  a pair of spectacles in  the battle of Majuba Hill.   They were  apparently picked up by a Boer whom  they  suited,   and  who  kept   them   for  twenty years.   In the early part of the  present year the spectacles were found  on the body of a dead Boer. ��� The case  had  General   Hamilton's   name   on   It,  and the glasses were In due course returned to-their original owner.  <'"D.   F.'Coon,   whose   son   was   last  night married~to Miss Hattie  Combs,  ls one of the best natured men ln Fort  Scott," remarks the Fort Scott (Kan.)  "Monitor."     "After   the  ceremony   ha  kissed the bride and gave her $1,000, at  the same time remarking that it was  worth   another   hundred.     The   bride  then walked up and kissed bim, and he  pulled'out ?100 more and gave it to her.  The   bridegroom   thought   this "was   a  good financial snap,  and  he tried  the  same game.   He kissed his father, but  only got $-10.   However, the old gentleman went Tjroke on this little series of  'speculations."  . A monument was recently unveiled  at Dundee, Scotland, in memory of  James Bowman Lindsay, who, Sir "Wii-  liam.Preece said, predicted in 1S34 that  houses and towns would soon be lighted  and-,; heated by electricity, and that  machinery 'would be driven by electricity instead of by steam. -About 50  years ago Lindsay went to London and  illustrated by experiments a system of  wireless telegraphy, but there was then  no practical call for such a system,  and It .. was forgotten. "An invention, to be of use," Sir "William Preece  remarks, "must come at the proper  time"���a fact in which disappointed Inventors may possibly find some comfort.      _,..- .., ���,���.;=,      -    ,,    .voo  A,rMinnesota-paper tells of a giant  buff cocK'in toos ter,;} owned by a Mr.  Plumason riot     I/uverne,'    Minnesota,  . which, has'been trained to trot In harness, pulling a tiny cart, in which rides  the baby son of its owner. Golden  Duke Is the name of this strangest of  fowls, and it Is a prize-winner in its  class, as well as a freak. The big bird  was broken to harness by the boys of  the Plurhason household, and now  seems , to enjoy its work. It wears a  little harness and Is guided by reins,  .' which It carries-In"Its bill.' It is the  master of several gaits, and at the  word of command, given by the small  child who Is driving, - it will walk, run,  trot,'or come to a standstill. At home  in the country the big rooster often  pulls the cart and Its occupant for half  a mile or more without stopping.  Following closely on the recent announcement of the young women of the  Delta. Gamma. Club of Northwestern  University, Chicago, that they were  open to proposals of marriage, comes  the formation of a club of celibates  among- the young men of that Institution. The Knights of the Marble Heart  is the.. name of the new organization,  and, as the name Indicates, the club  proposes to give the "marble heart" to  ���the young co-eds with matrimonial in-  cllnations^_Md^p_^_UIyatejrti^joys.;j)f-.  ~3olly~bacheiorhood. The new society of  knights Is composed of members of the  senior class, and their organization was  completed last week. The colors, scarlet and black, were pinned on the thirteen charter members, and these will be  worn, until /the arrival of the -society's  pins/which will consist of small hearts  of marble set in gold.  ^  (��>'&>       00  m^m^-  Hyeache and  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  *     ��� 'A-**   "~--^  Man as an Incarnation.  PliOPLE of ft materialistic frame ot  mind, to whom man is but a machine, says an editorial writer lu  .he "Hospital," are apt to put on one  side all that cannot be weighed and  measured as not only inexplicable or  unthinkable, but as quite beyond tha  range of reasonable discussion. Such  people are advised to attend a meeting  i�� the Sooiety for Psychical Research  for "a change of scene." What they  ./���ill see is thus described:  "There they will find people, auite as  convinced, as they- are of their own  sanity, andoiuite as content as'they  can possibly be with fche correctness of  their own interpretation of things, asserting the most astounding propositions, without turning ia hair. To those  ��Mho are so self-centered as to think  chat there is something cranky about  til who do not see as they do, It is a  wholesome awakening to find good,  solid, comfortable, and respectable peo-  ale 'believing in telepathy as- a thing  ndisputaljle, and holding that man, -as  we see him engaged in his various  more or less Ignoble pursuits, in the  city and elsewhere, is but the Incarnation of one little bit of himself as he  exists ln an Intangible and ethereal  form. At the last meeting of the Psychical Research Society, Dr. Oliver  Lodge, F.R.S., eaid that he did not hold  that the wholo of any one of us was Incarnated in their terrestrial bodies;  certainly not in childhood; more, but  perhaps not so very much more, In  adult life. What was manifest waa  only a definite portion of a much larger  A^.Pl'k. .^X..1'3-1 tlie r.est was doing during tlie years" spent' ti'ere he did not  know. Perhaps it was asleep; but  pr-c-bably, he said, it was not entirely  asleep with.men of genius, nor perhaps  was, it all _ completely Inactive with  people called mediums. Now to tha  modern materialist all this is absolute  'rot.' Yet Dr. Lodge is not exactly a.  man to pooh-pooh. Indeed, may not  the immaterialists retort that this Is a*  Christian country and that our very  religion teaches us not to weigh and  measure too exactly? Again, Roentgen,  Tesla, and Marconi have of late been  giving many shocks to old ideas. At  any rate, this Is clear, that we must  not too rigidly put outside tihe bounds  of sanity belief in the unthinkable. It  is a queer world, and which half o_ lt  is sane appears still undecided."  "Is there a man in all this audience,"  fiercely exclaimed a female lecturer,  "that has ever done anything to lighten  the burden resting on his wife's shoul-  .ders? What do you know of woman's  work?"  "Is there a man here," she continued,  folding her arms and looking over her  audience with superb scorn, "that has  ever got up in the morning, leaving his  tired, worn-out wife to enjoy her slumbers, gone quietly do-wnstairs, made tho  (Ire, cooked his own breakfast, sewed  the missing buttons on the children's  clothes, darned the family stockings.  scoured the pots and kettles, cleaned  and filled the lamps,'swept the kitchen,  and done all Ihis, if necessary, day  after day, uncomplainingly? If there  Is such a man in this audience, \it him  rise up!   I should like to see him!"  And in the rear of the.hall a mild-  looking man in spectacles, in obedience  to the summons, timidly arose. He was  the husband of the eloquent speaker.  It was the first time he had ever had a  chance to assert litmse'f.  A Clever Draftsman.  The slickcEt draftsman in our offico al  this kind of work is a littlo, dark com-  plexioued follow who sits in u corner  aud says nover a word. He bas n glass  eyo and three wooden legs. His uniue is  Camera. He takes bis cap off at a drawing for only a niiuute aud ��� says to the  foreman: "I have made a more accurate  copy than any tracer in the office cculd  have dono. Every line is exact, every  circle is true and all your figures aro  correctly copiod. If you ure using your  drawing for constant reference, I will  oiily delay you a minute, and' your copy  will be ready for printing iii au hour."  To any intelligent man such rat appeal  will not pass without a careful exam  Uiatiou.���American Machinist.  Aa English Departure in Insur-  Wliero tlio Fecan Grows.  The pecan ia a near relative cf the  hickory nut. It does not thrive in all  lauds that tho hickory nut will, but the  hickory nut will grow well wherever  the pecan will. The home of tho pecan  is the Jpw, rich bottom laud thvit lies  along the Wabash, Mississippi, White  and Big Bend rivers, while they seem  to grow equally as well iu the IncliaD  Territory und in the best watered parts  of Texas.  ance.  A Prophecy Fulfilled.  ON no less authority than  that ot  Mr. Justin McCarthy  it Is stated  that, -with  the  exception  ol  the  King of.Sweden, a descendant of  Bernadotte,    whom    Napoleon    raised  from the ranks and later made king,  .there is.not a single important ruler in  Europe.' who   is   not   des-cended    from  Mary, Queen ct Scots.   In "Macbeth,"  which was evidently written with  the  ld<��a' of courting the favor of James I.,  . the   first  Stuart    ruler    of    England,  Shakespeare puts Into the mouth of the  witches this prophecy to Banquo, from  whom,  tbe  Stuarts are  by  legend  descended:     "Tour     children    shall     be  kings." ; Even the most obsequious of  courtiers   could  not   have   anticipated  how literally  true  this  compliment  to  the  Stuarts through King James  was  to proye.   Xt Is certainly a curious historical fact  that  the   dynasty   of   tha  8tuarts,'"5n' many ways the worst dynasty,"   as .Mr.   McCarthy   says,   "that  ever ruled over England, "should have  left so  many descendants  amqng  the  >*elgning houses   of Europe. -���" ���  Meantime there is for the student at  .medical -anthropology the spectacle ���>(  a series of inbreeding intermarriages  that demonstrates the dangers and effects of marital consanguinity.. Perhaps the lesson oi the necessity for exercising more care as regards the relationship and other qualities of marital partners may thus be taught by example, if it cannot be enforced by the  legal-measures that are now so commonly suggested. In a word, the history of the present reigning families oi  Europe is an open book in which he  who runs may read the evils of mar-  jlage where new blood is not constantly introduced to modify the degenerative tendencies of the original stock.  Tne lesson may be learned better from  a "horrible example", than from the  fOl<X logic ot statistics on tbe subject.  A CORRESPONDENT writing from  .London under date of February  13 says: "One queer phase of the  present smallpox scare ls the smallpox  insurance      department     opened      at  ^Iiloyd1s;=^The=-cur!'ent���rates""are~2"l-2~  per   cent',   if   recently  vaccinated,  and  '3 1-3 if not vaccinated since infancy.  Tlie insurance becomes due on the doe-  tor's certificate that the policy-holder  hn,s smallpox." He adds: "After Jog- .  ging along comfortably with smallpox  in its midst for six months, London la  now beginning to get worried-, and a  large contributing cause of that worry  Is that If the plague spreads much  more lt Is going to frighten away the  profitable American cousin, who Is ex-  pacted to come over in unprecedented  shoals for the coronation season and  scatter dollars right and left. Trouble  began away back in August, and haa  been slowly growing, off and on, ever  since, until the average lately has been  about 50 new cases a day. One day  last week It ran up to S2. There were  1S3 new cases In September, 303 In October, 473 In November, 804 In December and 1,205 In January. Yet, accord- -  ing to previous experience, smallpox j  reaches its height ln London from j  January to May. Consequently it would  be well for readers planning a trip to j  nee Klr.g Edward's crown put on to  watch the smallpox returns from London for the next four or five weeks. At '  present the plague can be said to be  ���well under control, but a big sudden  increase would tax London's resources  to the utmost and might cause a panic."  Iu eastern Australia 100,000,000 shoe*,'  now find sustenanoo in a region which  80 years ngp was a sandy desert. The  sheep gradually trampled the soil into  firmness, so that it now grows a dense  .inassi6f-vegetatioji.--=-=^^===Hi===^-^==.-=  Tlie British museum library has complete editions of Shakespearo's works ir  14 foreign languages.  1 Extreme Caution.  "J. caught myself just in time thia  morning," exclaimed Mr. Week ton. "I  camo very near annoying Henrietta  quite severely. "  "By somo remark?"  "No, I started to wliistlo 'The Girl I  Left Behind Mo,' but stopped beforo she  could recognize it."  "Sho dislikes tho tune, then?"  "1 don't Vuow that she dislikes the  tuno. But 1 am sure Henrietta would  resent any insinuation that the girl was  not away in tho lead, no mutter what  tho occasion  might lie  A Matter of C.tw.  ea_,-M i I ~ '"'I1?!  ���Chromatopseudopsis is the medical  term for color-blindness, &nd statistic*  show that men are mach more chro��  matopscudopsically inclined than wo-,  men. The man invariably succumbs to  chrouiatopseudoptitude when he tries  to match a rihbon.���"Judge."  The Color Cure.  Now it is the color cure, and medicine men are recommending that their  depressed and nervous patients should  wear nothing but garments of red. Mr.  Ruskin went so far as to say that all  the people he had known who were  morally and physically sound loved  bright color; lhat the yellow hues of a  canary were- enlivening to behold, and  that it was enough merely to see a  huntsman In his "pink" to give you  courage to take * ditch yourself."-*  "Ladies' Field."  The Milk In the Cooossin*-  Every boy knows tho three eyes to b��  found in' 0110 cud of a cocoanat, and  many a boy has bored tlieso eyes out, or  ono or two of them, with tho small  blado of a pocketknifo so as to get at the  milk in thococoanut, whieh ho has then  drainod ont into a cup or drunk direct  from tho cocoanut itself. JJut thero is n  moro fascinating way still of getting at  tho milk iii the cocoanut.  By this other method tho cocoanut i_  opened at the other end from tho eyes.  Tho cocoanut is struck all around geu-  tly and repeatedly with a hammer, or a  stone will do, at a distance cf about ono  third of tho way down from tho top,  about where tho arctic circle would be  on a globo.  A continual gentle tapping will finally crack tho shell of tho nut all around;  not in a lino exactly on tho circle perhaps, but pretty near to it. Sometimes  it cracks shell and meat cf tbo nut, ton.,  so that both cau be lifted off together;  sometimes it cracks out ouly a shell can  at tho top, which is lifted off, and the  cap of meat underneath is then cut oal  around with a knifo.  And then there yea are with the  white lined cocoanut cup to drink from.  ^ ,��**>���/CSrft  mmmmmmmmmmmmmm  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.  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS,  -Ward-Street-  OUR LITTLE GRAY HELPER.  Poorly Equipped by NAturc, Yet Ho "D>os  Ills Work V/ell.  Myrta Loekott A vary tolls in St. Nicholas of the work done by tho hnmb'.o earthworm.    Tlio author says:  *Wo havo a littlo gray helper who cannot,  hear, nor see, nor make any noise Ho  wears a little gray coat, and ho lives in tin*?  caves which he burrows out for himsalf.  Our littlo gray helper has no feet, so ho  crawls.  Ho works busily "or us all dny in  the  ground under our feet, coming out chiefly ,j  at night to got liis food.  Than lie docs not j  tako anything which  any ono w-r.its, but '  only fiillon leaves and bits of stuff which  no ono cares about and which are best out  *>f thu way.  Mt hough much !er.s fortunate man wu,  having neither legs, nor feet, nor hands,  nor eyes, nor ears, hn has all tliat is necessary to the performance of thu work ho  lias to do, and since onr littlo gray helper  lias all lie needs and does liis work, and  docs it well; wo may think of hi:n as boing  ijuita content and happy, and sinco the  work that iio docs for us is vory necessary  and important work and sinco ho does i*.  excellently well wo need not regard him  A'illi less than rospoot.  He litis a. system of blood vessels, t�� nervous system, and���yes, a br<>i.    When you  como to consider hi:n undor 11 microscope j  and in relation   to tho work he has  to do, |  lie is quite an interestinf!' and exquisite bit :  of mechanism.    Ho uses his brain and haa j  wisdom  to know what to eat and how to |  ijet it.    Though  he has   neither eyes nor  liautls,  before  taking anything   into  his  cave ho examines it carefully by means of  his 0110 sense (touch) and with his littlo  upper lip, which the  scientists  call   pros-  toy-.lum.    This lip is very sensitive. |  flu ls prudent and thrifty, always dragging into his little house enough to .secure  him against iho coming day, for blind and  deaf ns lie is ho knows it is not wise to bo  out- in the daytime, for tho birds and their  babies liko him entirely too well. Ho also  knows that, being of a chilly nature, he  will need lo be wrapped up a bit when lie '  goes to sleep in his cave, so he makes his  own littlo bed of blades of grtiss and bits  of loaves whieh he has dragged in with the  little lip that docs so much.    Ho seems to  like fresh air when he can . get. it, so lie  rests with his head near tho mouth of his  rave, and Mothor Naturo, realizing-that  this might give Robin Redbreast an unfair advantage of him, provides him with  a head covering darker thun the rest of  hi? coat and vory nearly tho ����Ior of earfc-'i.  the   best   Uiing  for  Store Eloors ; it keeps down the.dust; and will no t  soil the most delicate fabrics, alwaysjooks briglit and clean. __ .We^als.o_  1i"a\=ie^lHfg^'{ock-of ~  OLD ENGLISH FLOOR WAX  for oi ed floor.?, also powered wax for DANCLNTC FLOORS.    :Ask for  the best.     We beep it.  Fokiuj" the Sickroom File.'  One of the small things confided by a  trained nurse is that to poke an open lire  in tho invalid's room a wooden slick  makes less noise than tho usual mot;i)  poker. This will ignite perhaps, but m.-.y  bo promptly put out by thrusting into iho  ashes, and in some emergencies where the  put.icnt would otherwise bo aroused fruiu  h much needed sleep a knowledge of tl.o  stick poker is useful.  An EuiprcBS Honored.  Tho empress of Japan takes her meals  with her husband, au honor accorded to  no previous empress. The emperor is said  to be opposed to the r.iminiiio fashion ol  ntuincd teeth nnd shaved eyebrows and i���  favor of enlarging the .-;ghts of women,  X'ho empress is tin carnes' friend of won  en's hospitals.      One pint cf cold water, to which ha��  been added t ho beaten white of one egg.  will be found.useful in cleaning gold pie-  ta:*o frames. Apply the mixture with t\  .-���pongc, then wipe with a soft flannel  '.lake a second cloth perfectly dry und rut,  the frames lightly.  Odd scraps of bread dried, not burned,  \n tho oven, pounded and finely sifted, arc  ���the most satisfactory material for bread  crumbing croquettes, sweetbreads, cutlets,  etc. The beaten egg works better, too, 'J  a dessertspoonful of water be mixed with it  Tho French way of boiling nn egg is to  put it in boiling water and lot it remain  until the water becomes cold orou the side  of the stove without boiling for 10 to ��0  minutes,, according i\a it is desired soft or  hard.  "When tho rubber on the wringer breaks,  take a piece of muslin -t inches wide and  wind back and forth around the roller. It  will not soil tho clothes and may be used  Quite awhile longer.  Corner of Josephine and Baker Sts.  Nelson, B. C  Ijjaiity for Everybody  When   you   are  indisposed   try   a  Cnp of Tea  JOY IN EVERY CUP.  Corner Mil! and Josephine  Sts.  R.   G.  JOY,   PROPRIETOR  Merchant Tailor,  Tremont   Blkt    Baker   St,    Eas  Jn In test de.-is-ns and I.est <.ii:ilily  IndIvidua! InstruGtionf  Bookkeeping, *    .  Shoith^ncl,  Typewriting, .. "  English, Etc.  t'o; rates nf tuition address, :  W: E. I3o\vi*-:s. Business Sfsinnzer.  Kelsoji, IS. C,


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items