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The Economist Feb 27, 1904

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Array ..^-i.-^i'V.*.  (y.{ry-\yiA^yU}X -AA^U/  it,  I  ...y.  __-,t-��r-,r. .  .iiJgm  .   ?;-��� o^I-SI  '"���';?:f  /  Ogi5l3t,w -VAAS  |-X*7    ' -'^     .V'"a'r��J  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1904.  MAR 1    1903  ASTORIA,  NUMBER  ,,-.;'-y;l  vs./,'  N  ews of the  mes  YMIR MINING NOTES.  Ymir Mirror.  So fur as work has proceeded on tbe  Dundee mine, the results are greater  than were expected. Some splendid  ore has been mined, running high in  values. A big force will be put ou as  soon as the season opens.  Every day a car load or two of Hunter V. ore passes through Ymir for the  Nelson smelter.    As soon as the snow  LARDEAU MINING NOTES.  Trout Luke Topic.  A representative of the Topic was up  to the Horseshoe the other day. At  this property Andy Craig has a force of  four men engaged taking out a shipment of ore. The material runs from  150 to 300 ounces silver, and while there  the Topic representative was shown  some of the finest solid grey copper ore  ever mined in the Lardeau.  Tho development work done up to  clears away, the shipments will be on | the present aggregates ahout 150 feet  a much larger scale, as there is abund-' and up to the present there has "been  agce of ore available, and every facility  for handling it.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  The tunnel on the Blue Jay, which  is now working once more, is in nearly  200 feet, and the ledge is expected to  be reached in a short time.  Last Tuesday the Elkhorn mine,  owned by Phil McDonald and James  Sutherland, sent another- car of ore  that will net $100 per ton to the Greenwood smelter. The mine is shipping  regularly about two cars of ore monthly,  and is looking better than ever.  In the new No. 4 tunnel of the  Granby mines, at the back door of the  Pioneer ollice, which was started some  little time ago, work is proceeding  steadily, and the face isab.iut 100 feet  from the portal. This tunnel, which is  being driven un a five per cent Incline  ���will feach the 300 foot level of the Old  Ironsides mine.-  "With plenty of cars available, ore  shipped from tbe property about 1^  carloads of ore giving an average value  of $150per ton. There is now sacked  about 4 tons of ore which it is believed  will exceed all previous shipments in  point of value.  At the present time the owners are  up against it a little for they are  forced to hoist the ore and waste lhey  are now now mining but later on in  the year this will be remidicd by the  continuation of a tunnel which when  completed will give a depth of 150 feet  from the surface.    -  A new shafthouse has been built  aud the cabin is one of the most commodious and neatest there is to be  found in the country.  The property ad joins, the Lucky Boy  which isone of tlie -best of our grass-  root shippers, and the fact that  Craig and Hillman are develop-'  oping the same lea-l an I the con viuc-  ing evidence of the great value bf past  shipments goes to demonstrate- thut  thero id the'iuaking-of a great and rich  mine in the Horseshoe. Craig and  Hillman are a couple of lucky fellows  but they deserve it as they are two of  the earliest of Lardeau pioneers uud  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  Tlie Scotchmen  and the Englishmen in Nelson  have their national societies, and now the Irishmen ���  are  determined to do something in the way of per--,  petnating    recollections   and love  of   old  Ireland.',  When we say Irishmen we of course mean not only:  those who were bom in Ireland, but also men of Irish",  descent.    With this end in view a meeting was held  in the Madden House  parlors last Wednesday evening when the first steps were taken in the direction  of forming a St. Patrick's Society.     W. A. Galliher,  M. P., occupied the chair, and T. J. Scanlan acted as  secretary.     In a few well chosfn remarks the chairman explained tthe object of the meeting, after which  it was decided  to name the new association the St.  Patrick's Society of Nelson.     A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the Board of Trade  rooms to hold a meeting- of Irishmen  this  evening,  when the organization will be completed.  After a careful canvass of the number of Irishmen  aud their descendents in Nelson, it is believed that'a  society numbering at least 150 can be formed. Among  other things to be discussed at the meeting this evening will be the manner in which the anniversary of  Ireland's national saint will be observed, also arrangements for the regular.monthly meetings of the society  and the election of officers.  leaky taps must be fixed, he fixes them, for he knows  the landlord won't. The only thing he is dead sure  the landlord will do is collect the rent, incidentally  raising it a couple of dollars every six months or so.  This is no overdrawn picture, aud the evil is already  ���', working its own cure. People of moderate means  ���who are not emplo3red in Toronto.or who are living  on their monej*, are simply moving elsewhere, where  houses are not in such demand and where tenants  can in consequence get a square deal, which is more  than they get in many instances in Toronto, Of  course it may not come to a civil war. The landlords  may all freeze to death or go to the-poorhouse, b'ut if  these lesser evils do not materialize we may some day  see an earnest body of wild-eyed tenants parading the  ���city streets headed by a man with a red flag and every  mother's son in the crowd wearing his landlord's  gory scalp as a belt buckle.''  &  L  P,  ocal and aJl rovincial  Aid- Hamilton, of Rossland was in I    The Lucky Jack tunnel is how in  the city thia week. j 330 feet.  On Easter Monday theTerpsichorean  club propose holding a grand informal  ball.  Thursday J. F. Kilby purchased a  a house and two lotB from H. & M.  Bird.  shipments from the Athelstan mine in j havo  nevcr fa,tL,roil for 011(Je ,u theh.  Wellington camp are somewhat heavier bcljef ,n th<J fuluro b^,.Q j^^^  than they have-, previously been.  Twenty horses are employed in hauling  the ore from the mine to the Winnipeg  spur, a distance of about a mile, whence  shipments are made to both the Granby  and Greenwood smelters. George II.  Collins is in active management of the  property where some 35 men are employed,   f   The con_traiitord_for_tlic_si 11 king_ of  !grc  mining property  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Sloc-m Drill.  The Idnho id employing a force of 55  men.  Ore shipments from the Slocan total  2450 tons.  100 feet in the shaft of the Don Pedro,  in Skylark camp, arc now about 45  feet down, having timbered the shaft  in good shape all the waj down. The Queen Bess.  property is owned by the Chicago  British Columbia Mining Co., of which  II. II. Shallenberger, is the manager,  and some excellent ore has beeu found  in this shaft. The men who have the  contract are A. J. Morrison,'-.William  Leonard, Ed. Sullivan, Murdock McLeod and A. Inglis.  The  Wukelield is employing a force  of 15 men.  "Operations are being re sumed afc the  The  Boundary  mines   shipped last  week 17,004 tons of ore.  Operations have been suspended at  the Ruth mine and mill.  The Hewett has shipped,!00 tons of  ore this year. Fifteen men are.employed.���  otindarv  hipments  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary rnihes for  1002  1004, and for last week :  Granby Mines, Phoenix    .  Snows'iioe, Phoenix 7-  ...'.Brooklyn. Phoenix  ��� Mother .Lode, Do ul wood  vSunset, Deadwood  .'.Morrison, Deadwood       .  B. C..Mine,1 Summit ���'.  Fv. Bell, Summit-   .  Emma, Summit .       .  Senator. Summit Camp .  Oro Denoro .       ...  Winnipeg. Wellington   .  Golden Crown. Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington   .  King Solomon, W. Cupper  No. 7 Mine,  Central  Citv of Paris, Central .  Jewel, Dons Lake   .       .  Carrn!, We6t Fork       .       .  Providence, Providence .  Elklios". Greenwood .  E.P.TJ; nnd Goldfinch .  Ruby, Boundary Fulls  Miscellaneous   .       -  Tola!, tons.  1903  .3'��.7IS  74,212  ' 1.-10,402 :  .    15,/HI  .    19,365.  '.'   22,!��7  .    13,5*57  , 2,4 35  c'o-is  1004   PdStWwk  _  70,200 11,610  22,258  50.0'6  1,108  0,454  2,G3S  010  80  40-*  Hi)  107  75  GS4.420       117,350       l(i,88d  "��� Why Smith Left Home," a comedy by Mr. George  H. Broadhurst, which had phenomenal runs in London and New York, is to be presented here by Mr. C.  P. Walker's metropolitan comedy company on Thursday evening, March 3. It is a verj' amusing piece,  fulLpf^witiy lines, and ingenious situations. The  characters are well drawn and altogether original.  There are many complications. Smith by mistake  kisses one ofthe maids and is caught in the act ; Mrs.  Smith introduces her brother to her husband as an  Italian singing master, and later embraces him just  as her husband enters the room. All these mistakes  are finally' cleared up in themasquerade given by the  servants in the evening when they had supposed the  family to be at the theatre, but Smith learns th3t the  masquerade is to take place and returns home with the  intention of stopping it. His wife learns of the affair  and attends the masquerade in costume because her  aunt has made her think that Smith is to be there to  enjoy a little quiet fun. The author handles__the_  various situations in an exceedingly humorous  manner.  The landlords of Toronto-the-Good must be a heartless lot, if we are to believe   the following  from the  Toronto Saturday Night : " If the city of Toronto is  ever drenched in blood as a result of internecine strife,  it will-not be because of war between Grits and Tories  or  Orangemen and  Roman Catholics, but it  will be  because   the tenants of the-city have  risen  in their  wrath to slay their landlords.     The landlord has his  troubles, doubtless, but they  are not   a circumstance  to the Wot-s that afflict the average tenant.    The tenant takes the first house he can get,  because he has  to ; he finds it as cold   as a barn in   winter because  there are no storm  windows  and a poor  furnace  or  none atall, and he finds it  as hot as an oven in summer because there are no shutters.    He findsjt dinnp  because the drainage is bad and the plumbing worn  ; out.   He asks the landlord to make some repairs and  ' the landlord te Is him to go to thunder and get out if  1 he's not satisfied.   Consequently he makes the repairs  i himself.     If the back  yard walk is worn out he re-  ' places it in order that the hired girl, or his wife, may  501  2'i4 not fall a^d break her legs when hanging out the  "'���''��� j clothes or dumping the ashes. When the water pipes  freeze in winter because the house is so drafty that  the frosty zepbers penetrate, he hires a plumber to thaw  them out". If there are any broken windows in the  those when he moves in be replaces thetn, know-  ;oA"g that the landlord ���won't. If the house inside  hasn't been painted for a century and looks it. he hires  a painter cr buys a pet of paint and dees the job himself.     If the water  inspector calls and tells him his  The sale of the Nelson electric light debentures will  ensure the building of the electric power house .and  the development ofthe lightingprivileges which Nelson now holds on the Kootenay Rfver. The council  should waste no time in carrying out this scheme. It  is no exaggeration to say that twice the power now  used could be sold in the city, and in the near future  there will be many industries springing up that will  require power that.cannot now be supplied.^It would  surprise even the citizens of Nelson to learn how much  is being done in small manufacturing here now and it  is essential, to the future welfare of the,place that  everything which can possibly be done should be done  to encourage the extension of this manufacturing spirit.  Once it is ascertained for certain that the debentures  can be realized upon let the work on the new power'  house begin.' By so doing the city council will be  keeping faith with the ratepayers.  A. S. Ruff passed through the city  this week from Sandon on his way  home to Rossland.  P. Burns and Blake Wilson, of P.  Burns & Co., returned last night from  a trip to the Boundary.  W. H. Lee, of the "Nelson Brewery  has returned to Nelson after a very  pleasant visit to ihe coast.  The Grove Hotel In the Hume Addition will be reopened in a few days.  Next Friday evening Nelson'Hockey  team will play with the Kosslahd teanrl,  at Ottawa.  Hon. J. Fred Home will in future,  reside in the house lately occupied*' by  Mr. T. G. Procter- .-  Mrs. M. L. Mott has left for Waslr-  ingto State. She will visit Snohomish,  Tacoma and Seattle.  George Mellor, of MellorBres,, Rossland, was in Nelson yesterday looking  after some contracts for plate glass.  A party of Ferguson mining men including W. B. Pool, J. Pool, H. O'Connor and M. J. Morgan were in the city  week.  To-night, at the Opera House, B.  Maynard will lecture before the farmers  and fruit raisers .on how to use fertilizers.  Rossland   city   is   becoming   very  economical.    The Mayor's salary has,  been, reduced from*  51000 to ��600 and  the Aldermens' have been wiped out  completely.  John Houston, M. L. A., who has  been ill since his return from Ed-nori-  ton, is able to be down at his office  again.  Jack o' Diamonds and Hazel Kirke  will be seen at the Nelson Opera House  Monday and Tuesday evenings respectively.  Walter R. Aldridge, manager of the  Trail smelter, returned home last evening after spending a few days i 11 Nelson on business.  Miss Daisy Perkins, for some time  connected with Patenaude Bros' jewel-  ery store, has left for her old homo in  Fredericton, N. B.  3,104  1G  The Victoria Colonist pays tbe following compliment to Mr. L-. P. Duff, K. C, whose appointment  to tbe Supreme Court bench will probably be gazetted  next week :  !">The announcement is made that Mr. L. P. Duif,  K. C, of the firm of Messrs. Bodweil &. Duff, of this  city, will be appointed, in a few days to the seat on  the Supreme Court bench, made vacant by the retirement of Mr. Jnstice Walkem. The appointment  will_ give general satisfaction,_both_tp_.the_members_of  the Provincial Bar and to the public with whom Mr.  DufF is personally popular. Mr. Duff during his  practice in this Province, has given proof of the possesion of ability and qualifications that have advanced  him rapidly in his profession, and he now stands  among the leading members of the Provincial Bar.  He has been engaged in many of the most important  cases that have come; before the Courts, while his  reputation as a lawyer was recognized a few months  ago by his selection by the Dominion Government as  one of the'Canadian counsel in the case for the Dominion before the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Still in  his early prime of great energy and industry, and persevering and conscientious in the conduct of every  case entrusted to him, Mr. DufF will add strength to  the Bench of the Supreme Court, and will bring to His  judicial duties all those qualifications which have  gained him such au enviable reputation as an advocate. While under our party system of governmen t  it is almost inevitable that the bisto.val of patromige,  ���! ll ��� ' ti  even wheu judicial appointment is concerned, should  be exercised for the benefit of tiros, whose political  opinions are in sympathy with those of the present  administration, not one word of criticism will be heard  when appointments are ofsuch a character as that by  which the vacancy on the Supreme Court is to be  filled and the congratulations to Mr. Justice DufF will  be as hearty and sincere from Conservatives as from  those of the party to which he has belonged."  Next Monday evening, at the Success club, Mr. Croasdaile's preferential  tariff resolution and Mr. Newling's  assistance to settlers' bill will be.takeu  up by the mock parliament.  The Nelson High school has the  highest percentage of regular attendance of any school in the province,  for the pnstyear which ended last June,  according to the official report.  J. F. McGoldrick, the Minnesota  lumberman, who was here Inst fall  fall with regard to a sawmill, lias returned and will consult the local mem-  bars of the syndicate as to the advisability of erecting a sawmill on the  waterfront.  - J.'H. St. Juaurentj-one -of-the* best.,  known men in Cariboo, died at bis  home in Quesnel, last week.: .Deceased  wasa nativeof the Province,of Quebec  and came to the Fraser River in 1858  from California. He mined in Cariboo  and later had a, store in Barkerville.  He also mined on the Skeena River.  For 24years he was superintendent of  roads in the northern part of the district.   He was about OS years of age.  "V.  * *���  -' J7\  The committee of the Victoria Agricultural Society having the matter iu  hand, has prepared a memorial to the  Ottawa Government, setting forth the  advantages Victoria has to offer as a  point at which to hold the big Dominion Exhibition of 1905. The committee has gone into the matter very thoroughly aud is of the opinion that it has  made out a very strong case.  Wednesday morning of last  week,  Rodney   Ralph    Maclean,    a   young  rancher iu Pax ton valley, about   four  miles from the Grand   Prairie road,  committed - suieide-by-blowing-ofP-the -  top of his   bed   with a rifle.     When  found,  the unfortunate  man was sit-  tiug in his house  quite dead, and   between his knees, with but resting on  the floor, was the rifle with which lie  had put an end to his existence.    He  had evidently gone about his fell  tasK  with great deliberation. Lying accross  the trigger   was a broom, handle, and  having placed the muzzle where he  wanted it, directed at the centre of his  forehead, he held it steady -with bis ���  hands and   discharged   it by simply  pressing on the broom handle with his  foot.    The top of bis skull was blown  completely off aud vvas fouud lying ou  tbe floor.  The New York Times, in a recent  issue, dealing with the manner in  which the Associated Press gathers its  war- news, said in tbe course of a  lengthy article:"Early on the afternoon of the day of the fight a despatch of 1,200 words, containing the  story of the sea fight at Port Arthur  from the lip3 of eye-witnesses on board  the Iiido-C.'litiia steamship Columbia,  began., to <"-**ne into the New York  office of uuc Asssociated Press. It  was sent by George Denny, the Chefoo  Victorians were interested in learning.that Senator David Wark, of New  Brunswick,who.celebrated his one  hundredth birthday on Friday of last  week; isa brother of the lute Hon. John  Wark, after whom the Wark cstute Ls  named. Mr. Wark came to tbis Province in the employ of tbe Hudson  Bay Company and received from it a  large area of land to the north of Victoria, and now an extensive part of  the city. In the deed a clerical error  made the manic Wark read Work, and  the mistake was not discovered until  too late for rectification.   -Mr."���'Wark  correspondent ofthe Associated Press  The   despatch -was printed in full in ; came west many years before Victoria  The University Club, of Nelson, tendered Chief  Justice Hunter a banquet at the Hume last Saturday  evening*. The event was one that will be long remembered by those present.  this city.and elsewhere in the country.  The reports of the London morning pa  wns founded, and was employed by tlie  big trading Company in various dia  pers were brief and almost.deslitutc of tricts 'throughout; the   Pacific   North  details."   Mr. Denny is well known in .West.     Mrs. Tolmie and Mrs. Finlaj-  Nelson, having visited hereafew years son  arc    his    daughters.       Another  'ago. <laughter was the late Mrs. Prior. THE NELSOH ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afleruoou at  Vernon Street, Nelson, BaC.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes In advcvtlst.jients to insure  Insertion should reach this office nut later  tha. Thursday at 12o'clock.  "When change of address Is required, it- i.s  desirable that both the old address and the  new be given.  , Address all communications, " Publisher of  Tub Nklsojj Economist. Kelson. 11. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  The Japs met their first repulse in  attempting to "bottle up" the Russians at Port Arthur, but they will  probably do better the next time.  The Kootenay ha3 had its regular  "February visitation of snow ; but in a  few weeks the earth will have changed  its white mantle for a beautiful one of  green.  B. L. Borden, leader of the Conserv  ative party in the Dominion, is inakint;  a  toun  of the eastern provinces and  meeting with a hearty reception every  where.^  American newspapers are indignant  at the prospects of the powers losing  trade privileges in Mancluirij, and iu  this case the term " powers" means the  United States.  It is understood at Ottawa that Mr.  L. T. Duff, of Victoria, .will bo appointed to the vacancy on-the British  Columbia bench. Mr, Duff* is re-  . garded as one of tho leading men at  the British Columbia, bar.  Many a big bully has traveled on his  size aud created terror among the timid  until some plucky little fellow has  taken him by the neck and thrashed  the ground with him. And that seems  to be about the matterwith Russia.  The Ymir Mirror haa come under the  displeasure- of the Miner's Union of  that town, and several of the merchants  have withdrawn their advertisements  from the paper. We know nothing  as to the merit ofthe dispute between  the Mirror and the union, but the latter,  ��� if it has iutimidoted merchants to  withdraw their advertisements, lias  violated the laws of the land. Of  course, there may be two sides to this  as nearly every other story.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heaos,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  B.  C  .ANNAB  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed, house and  oiie three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for gale rii easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  Li  Boots and Shoes made to order." Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made -work lowest priced inthe.city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  il ress  omment  The meeting of  the Provincial Min-  . ing Association at Victoria this week is  .certain  to have a good effect on the  -mining industry of this Province.    It  wiJlnot only demonstrate to  the outside world that the mining men   of  British Columbia have faith in the industry, but that thoy are also determined to devise the best means of developing the raining resources of the  Province.     So far there haa been very  little done in the way of united effort,  and it is only in this way  that the requirements of the  men interested in  mining will receive due consideration.  "Everything points to an era of tin-  jm-ccdented prosperity in the Kootenays. Indeed we soeni to have already  entered upon the new order of things,  ifoneis to judge by tbe unusual volume  of trade now being transacted and thu  large number of travellers at the hotels.  The Economist is i a formed by a  wholesale man that at no'time in the  history of-Nelson have conditions been  go favorable as at the present; that the.  linn has just written off* its bad debts  and the loss was so small as to "be  scarcely worth mentioning. Certainly  this is a desirable state of affairs. In  mining circles the si'.ns are unusually  hopeful. Great iuterest is Wing taken  in mining development, and it is particularly worthy of note that a Iar��e  number of the travellers now stopping  ���at the hotels are men actively connected with the staple industry of  Jteilisb. Columbia.  Flioenix I'ioneer.  The peeple of Phoenix, British Columbia, are different from the people of  Arizona. The Mexican consul at  Phoenix, Arizona, has scandalized the  ipeople'-of���that'place-by���prescnting^a-  different woman as his wife each year  at the social functions.  Fort Steele Trospootor. .   ' -  Premier McBride, has made an important announcement in regard to the  Government^ railway policy. He  stated that the Government was fully  alive to the importance of ruaking the  vast areas ofthe Province accessible to  settlement and development by the  immediate construction of railways.  That it was the intention of the Government to take up the question and  investigate thoroughly the various proposals that have been made to it for  aid for construction of railways. Some  haVe already secured aid from the  Dominion Government and with some  additional aid from the Province could  be constructed wiihout delay' He,  therefore/proposed to call a special  meeting of the Legislature in three or  four -months, and would recommend  specific enterprises to which it should  be applied in the shape of financial aid  in one form or another.  difficulty to put an cnfl �����> si :'i volitions of the law. There is no authority  under the Benevolent Society Act to  run saloons or billiard halls and it is  evidence of the fraud that it is pro-  posedato com irnttbatsuch -an^impuden't  use of the act should be attempted. If  the city solicitor and the police will  not act, complaint should be made to  the Attorney-General who can apply a  very effective remedy for the evil.  Vancouver News-Advertiser.  -We have received several communications in   respect to tlie status of so-  called clubs  incorporated   under tne  provisions of the Benevolent Society  Act and which our correspondents aver  have been started  in the city  with a  view to evade both  the payment of  licences and compliance with the bylaw forbidding the opening of saloons  . and billiard rooms on Sunday.    If this  Iii* the case it will not be a matter of  Ottawa Citizen.  ��� The resignation of Lord Roberts from  the war oflice probably means tbat the  pink tea and petticoat party will again  get control of it. Then the confidential  reports on the professional fitness of"  officers for millitary duty will begin  to read :  Lieut. T. Giddy Gusher, waltzes divinely ; should he. noted for command.  Major H. P. "Richochct-Sniashcr,  champion middleweight pihgp'onjier;  special supervision 'must bo exercised  that this most capable officer is .not  detailed for any .millitary- duties, which  will needlessly take up his time and  prevent him getting in form_for the  autuoiu tournaments. ������������--.-  Lieut.-Col, Fitz-Trelawney Slasher,  husband of Mrs.'.-F.'-T. S.; she ean not  possibly entertain properly on their  present income * must- be marked, for  lucrative staff appointment, intelligence department preferably, as Fitz  is not adapted for active command.  Capt. C. P. P. Q. de V..Smith, has  forgotten the name of his regiment but  still shows great aptitude in remembering his initials,.-Lady St. A. insists  that he must not leave London as he  plays ** spoil" better than any man in  her set; note for transfer to the  Guards.  Ladies',' Misses',   Children's  and   Infants'  Shoes. ��� .        --  Wen's and Boys' Shoes. Rubbers,  Cardo-  gans, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Eelt Slippers.  1 h a  T  T  T  P  ���\l  BRADLEY cfi C  WALL PAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  *9  ���*>-���>���-;������>��������-j  Insurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Fire, Accident and   Plate  Glass   Insurance  ear New Post-o  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in 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^Raihvay Passengers Assurance^Co.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co. .-������������  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  Soj3u_r  B "eaeassra. g 0  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. O.  P. O. BOX 223  >>-��.  ��uu_��Uj_ruiJ  .a  j  if  We place at your disposal the balance of our shoe  stock. Many lines are broken aud : wc will sell  them to you at sacrifice prices in order to clear._  Just glance at. tho following items and see how'  you can save money on good, substantial and elegant footwear. Shoes by such makers as Ames,  Hoklcn..& Co., J. McPherson & Co., Chas. A. Ahr-  ens Co., Smith & Stoughton, Burt & Packard, etc.  These surely speak for themselves. '���-'���  U9ST  !i��ngn  JiAtaSg:  Men's Box Calf, heavy sole, fine winter shoes.  ���Formerprice. $4.75,now.,... ....      $3 So  Mule iiide, -water proof, splendid wearers. Former price, ��4.50,'now -      .....        .... : 3 35  Viei Kid, heavy extension sole, very ..dressy.  Former pi'k'o, ��5.2-3, now                ....   4 SO  Burt & Packard's "ICarrect Shape," Viei Kid,  Former price, SG.OO,. now ...... S 85  Box Calf, heavy sole, Former price, ��2.75, now.. 1.95  Viei and Cult" Congress. Former price, ?��, now. 2.65  _M&.&  ai  _��.i  iv.er  ����hbSs y��   ��� -  fml_\'iys-,<y  Viei Button, turned soles. Former price, $3.50,  now, ....'   2 45  Slid J3, ���! s ,=wll J i Tjikhc r_ so 1 es. a ncl._ licel.   Former =  1'irice, ��5.00, now   -..'���'.      "    3 ���.05'  Oil grain, button and lace.   Formerly ��2, now,i 25  Women's'-Bo-vCalf, hand sewed  sknling  bals.  Formerly $4.00, now        ....        .... 2 95  Viei turned sole, patent tip Oxfords.    Suitable  ���for (Ires?. .Formerly 3*3.25, now               2 20  Viei one strap Slippers, turned sole.   Formerly  ��2.00, now ....      .     .... . ...,1 40  Viei three-strap steel beaded slipper. Formerly  ���'$3.00, now .... o..... ......2 00  Old Ladies'. Kid, turned sole, buskins, wide and  easy.   'Formerly ��2.25, now-'    "      ���150  <*Rge  iJj.SKSI^j9{  __?i  <Ji  %Wi  Formerly  'Misses' Box Calf, button, low heel  52.��), now      ������������������1.40  Misses' Oil Grain Bals, hiediuiu.solc. Formerly  $1.75, now   ..  - 1-10  Viei spring heel, turned sole, patcntr tip.   Formerly $2.50. now      ....... ...i-..        1 SO  ���Misses' Viei, t'urm-d sole, one strap slippers.    :  !      Formerly ?2.00,.now ��� .���..-. ;���������.      1 ���25  Children's .IJos Calf, button, heavy sole.   For-   '  . -mcrly ��1.50, now ' ... ...-. 1-20  Infants'   soft solo   Shoos,. in   colored   satin  kid, various styles, from  ���nwl  tenor.  iB     8 kan"!        ft  *%d_^_   ^a*?   **w^ ^rrffS*   3      *^* '%J^J  NELSON, B. C.'  The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in  the'  in- *  t  PABST.BEER  in pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.   ; Granda Cigars;..  Mitchell's -Heather Dew Scotch etc.   .Earl of Minto etc.  A full line .of imported and'domestic Liquors aiid Wines.  Pct���' j^^Z^s^  i;8�� O,  N. E.-T. TIME1-ABLIA  STANLEY STREET��� ;. o  .;������-,'   .���'���;":.:.-                    .17.00        .7.40 S 20 a. 1U..:.  9.00        9.40 10.20  Every 40 miuutes until 10.20 p. m. .'���'/:_   *  ";  BOGUSTOWN:������                                                   a    ' ���  7.20         .00        S 40^ g,2oa.'in.  lo.oo     10.40 11.20  Every 40 minutes until. 10.40 p. in.  3       &x) '  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.     Apply  A. V. MASON,   Man.  Sec.  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  ^>i��j(^.^$x^ ^.^^ ^<$>-58>-(��ksS><$>.^<5.<^<j^k2�� <$><^^t>0<$r^<5i^<*r.<>HSj>Si��>^^,  H  STRACHAN  'd-m-be-i^-nd-GBMFfete-F-  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,.!'  Sewer Connections, Etc.  "���'���������"'���'..   ^ ... /''���'���:   ���.���-       ';.- '  Baker Street, near Ward   Street, Nelson.  Qf the Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  Ice line- of - Trouserings.  Smallwooc  ^lERCHAMT TAILOR  Ward St., next tievj P. O. Eldg., PIclson  WHOLESALE AKD RETAIL  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  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Sewing M ach 1 nes an "IPianos  For Rent and for 'Sale ..  W. G. Gillett-  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on stoue, brick  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Saie  Gld Cuifosliy Shop, Josephine St, Kelson  cfuire  Tents nnd Awnings matfo and repaired.  Clotbing cleaned and mended." .-.''..  Over ftfi.-!f.l.���t)-ISIIIer Co,, iebos- '"���'AtZyi'  AA:A7Mmrim  Wi  K"  I��,  _l  THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  ,. ,,..������>,:,.--zyA''ii?Az*pl^SrU-M  A��Ai|S��i��|  ������jy-frsm^mmr  i i >���.<'��� o ;:,'H47��.ai^  tHBtfi^M&atfSia*^^  You wi  o ���  ;:.\f- -���.:   i.. v.-..-.- ^^.g.W  yyAtii?Mi/yy  A7/770y.Mi\  7::-0;S5t4i7S&i  O: a-7 ..���Lv.-.ai'lj:?^!  OOgfl  i'Hvi'-O^fiHHa^*!  Ha7j.-^,;al��3j  Zy/A&l  ���.������������:yT&]mt  requiring  j  pring.   See Us about it   Large New StDi||  p������|||  yrgi*g3%gM  A7:<_a?::%-*~M\  The  only  really first-class  Piano made in the Dominion o^^^^^  ir them./   Buy them from us.. - - ' v.a ���'  Yours at  *".S^SJE2SS3i''5ESS'S5  i^KSii^-feaaSsS' J  aig-vgg^s^gBsaaaBggs&B^s^fc^^  -Mostly - Men,  Tho writer, a, Manitoban, and an An-  'glo-Indian bound for Peiiang were  seated in the smqking-parlor of. a,  Canadian Pacific Pullman car. The  Manitoban was a ".. cheery... optimist.;.  the Anglo-Indian, a pessimist with a liver, who said he believed Canada's future  lay with the United. States. This' my  Manitoban resented, aiid when the Anglo-  Indian ended a remark with a piou3  hope that Manitoba might some day .be  a desirable country, in spite of her severe winter, my Manitoban did not try  to conceal his contempt.  "Huh!" he ejaculated. "I Isll you, it's  pretty prosperous right now, sir, winters and all, and don't you forget' it. A  fur cost's a lot cheaper than malarial  fever anyway." (Tlie Malay peninsula  had been described.)  "Oh3 yes! it's .prosperous enough' I  dare say," replied the Anglo-Indian dis-  H-=idainfully-;-lfbutHHH.ren.lLv-=-\vheiui.you.=.tollc^oi^  the Canadian North-West supplying the  British wheat market . . ' ." and lie  shook hia head pityingly.  "See 'here," said"my Mani.toban, '-'how  much wheat did Great Britain import in  1902, anyway?"  The Anglo-Indian shook liis head  again.     "Really,"   he   began,   "I'm   not  able to state offhand '���'  . "Well, I am," interrupted the other.  "Great Britain imported in 1002 one hundred and fifty-one million bushels': of  wheat. In 1002 Manitoba's crop of all  grains was one hundred million bushels.  and the total "wheat crop was fifty-threo  million bushels."  "And how much of that fifty-three  million bushels found its way to England?" oaked the Anglo-Indian sarcastically.  "That's all right," nodded the Manitoban; "little enough, maybe. But I'm  coming to that. Durinir the year ciidim;*  June 30, 1902, the whole Dominion exported to Great Britain twenty-five and  one-quarter million bushels of wheat and  three-quarters of a million barrels ot'  flour out'of a total export of twenty-six  million bushels and one million barrals.  Now, sir, that fifty-three million bushels  was raised on ttfo million acres of In ml.  ���By 1910 Manitoba may have six million  acres of land under.wheat cultivation���  tho land is there all right���and sninilav  conditions to 1002 wouid-.uican a -cni))  of one hundred and fifty-nine million  bushels, or the total consumption <.?  wheat in Great Britain for hut year.  And take notice,'please, I a:n not sayinjr  a word about the millions of acres of  rich soil in the North-Wesi ' Territories  awaiting colonization." '  "Why is there so much unoccupied  land in Manitoba?" I "asked, watching  the Anglo-Indian ponder c:i the iigure.-s  quoted a3 I spoke. "Are they 'free'  lands?"  "2\fo, sir," replied the Manitoban; "you  bet most all the free land that's any  ... good has been taken up in Manitoba.  The railways, the land companies, syndicates, private individuals, own thous-tuds  of acres of hind in Manitoba, and thoy  ore selling them every day,.cheap, too."  "What do you call'cheap?" asked the  Anglo-Indian.  -     "Ten dollars to twenty dollars,  ��2 lo  ��4 per acre," replied the other.   '*Wl',v,  Jaiid whieh ia not nearly so productive in  jiptario ficjl? frpm $10 to SCO per acre.  The West is still supposed to be 'wild,' I  guess," and ]ie laughed merrily. "Last  year /the. official average of wheat per  acre hi Manitoba was given at 20 bush-  els. T'akc an average price of 50 cents  per bushel,: and you.have a gross return  of $13 per acre. "Farming, by figures is.  easy���and delusive���so" let's cut this .return iii 'hall (find that provides, for every  contingency except annihilation) anil  you have a gross return-of ��7.50 per aero,  .which leaves a profit, after expenses, sufficient to warrant the price of good  lands going to $50 'per acre within a  year or two."  "And what is the reverse side of this  picture?" asked the Anglo-Indian, interested in spite of himself.  "Oh, that's there all right," laughed  the Manitoban. "We've had bad crops,  frozen crops, dry seasons. We get a six  months', winter,' which is geu���u���ine  winter, ell right. In tho early days we  had to team our wheat twenty-live . to  .fifJ3:_iniic3;Jo_jnarkct)_and_ jhatJXfLa J ��� ��:  picnic when the .thermometer w"a"s iff-40'  degrees below zero. Then the mosquitoes  in summer, they worry a tenderfoot  some, and . . .oh, thing it! that's  about all, I reckon. But still," and he  waved his hand out towards the darkness. "T tell you, sirs, it's a line country,  whether it's'yellow with ripening wheat  or white under the bright winter stars.  Its men are mostly men���those who  count arc���and its women know how to  make afarmhousa on the prairie a pretty  good olacs for a fellow to get home to.  It's a'clean.'healthy life, gcntlenien,_and  a mail keeps young on the prairie a  long time after he -lists passed the 50-  niark. .  "We're a lon;r w. ;- from the center o*  things up here'. I g'.ies3, and maybe 'yo  are a bit rough, but. that doesn't count.  I've often watched the twilight steal  along so gently it's like a dream, and  the Northern Lights shoot acroas the sky  like a mist of 'lame. And it's good to  smell the spring'rains when they start  the old".eartli into greenness, and to  hear the houk! hon!:! of the geese overhead, saying they are pieased to g.:t  home to the Northland again. You 1)21,  ���jenllcnieii, it's a good, country to live  fn aiid work in, and I guess it's all right  to sleep in when the work is weii'done,  nerevs mv station, and I'll bid you  2ood:iiiuht, and  I hc*:;e I  haven't  tired*  igareites.  vou with  my  talk.*'  Aid the "*���!:��� niie.lmn stepped off the  car as we pulled up at a station.  The i*io'':i'>* train -had resumed its  ���A,.c:;Ay thud! "thud! thud! before the An-  nlo-Inuian spoke. *���      ������     '  " "The Canadian Government mayn't  know cf i.hn,-" he said,-'"bat that man is  the best sort of emigration agent 'they  have "ot." He--'rts?e-and yawned. "I  ihiiilAl'll turn in," he said. - "Good-  l-.i'-ht." ������-..-���  Ijiu I snt and smoked .for a while,  -.hinl'ing of the Manitoban nnd the life,  he had^skctehed. And the train rushed*  stradilv forvvam through the night, anoj  I UiouAi ot the *jn?5en nnd as yet u��-  ;i!!ed'prairii! strctcisiiig to the. homo.n  im either li:*t*d. and tried to imagine its  \,vr,::.l ���������������res paonbci with "men who  Ar-H most!*-' men.''*���II. T. Munn ia "Out-  iook.-**'       '"    ���       " ���'''..���:  "First"we teach the "baby lo talk, and  then to hold its tongue.  ' ���'T^Siiifjit  Nottingham, England.  edium and In  layy Mixture.  avy   Cut Cigarette  Tobacco,  A   Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  ^ ^ Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to Foi.8  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  CO., Ltd, Victoria, B. C.  MONTREAL,  Sole Manufsc  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves arid Mitts  R.H;CARLEY,B.C.Agt.  J. A Th unman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  !jQH��~icLAfCHTE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Ojj.BC. Customs House. N&ison  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  AliAuk-rs must 1>p soeompsnud hv rriZn ����tl friiculd be foiwarded  either j; ere on:: liy or by niuil to the cft'ice of  I, P. TfERREY, GENERAL AGEKT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  y.\  i  WW  nil  t  ��  "The Book Booster."  VACANT niche In contemporary  periodical literature, says tha  "Literary Digest," is filled by th*  "Book Booster," which is edited by  "Mr. Crltlcus FIub-Dubbe," and published, by "Josh, Gosh & Co.," Im Evans-  ton, 111. Its purpose, as it is careful to  inform the reader on its first page, la  to "boost books���our own and others,",  ���vvith the distinction that "the books  published by Josh, Gosh & Co. will be  boosted without reference to the num-  .. ber of pounds sold, while the publications of other houses will be boosted  only when they have passed the dead  line, which Is fifty thousand pounds."  The book boosted in this particular  issue is "Faggots oB Empire," by Mlsd  Bertha Bosh. "Miss Bosh," we are told  from the "Editor's Rocking Chair," "Is  only fifteen years old, but is extremely  bright for her age. She is a Chicago  girl, and has never traveled farther  than Oconomowoc, which makes her  literary feat all the more remarkable.  For 'Fas-gots of Empire' 1s a story of  -the reign of Charlemagne, and the author betrays a singular acquaintance  with the local color of those times." Indeed, her narrative "contains mow  facto than the histories."    Moreover:  "The cloth used ln iblndlng the first  edition would, if stretched end to end,  reach from Chicago to Evanston.  Placed side liy side the pages would  reach from Chicago to Minneapolis,  Smeared thinly, the ink used would  cover four townships. Ten million cockroaches could subsist for six months on  (the binder's paste employed. Set up  side by side, the Individual letters In  (the text -would reach from San. Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands. And  the hot air employed In boosting the  ibook would float ten thousand balloons."  Another interesting literary announcement is made to the effect that  "Josh, Gosh & Co. have'been appointed  Western selling agents, for the forthcoming book of Mr. Ernest Thompson-  Setono (formerly Seton - Thompson),  ."which is to be titled 'Cheap Thompsons  ���I Have Known.'" The "Book Booster"  Is replete with touching poems and  thrilling serials, and "The Stovepipe of  Navarre," a blood-curdling "Romance  of. Sword and Cloak," by Miss Poeta  Pants, quite puts in the shade all current literary efforts ��� along the same  line.  What Did the Fakir Do?  ' ONDERFTTIi. stories are told  of the powers of the Hindu  fakirs. Careful attention to  their tricks has .'���not dis-  .covered   their   secret   with  iariy;certainty, but Captain James Parker, the English ���������traveler, who ha3 just  Pa-etui-hed from a. tour of India, gives It  els  his belief  that   hypnotism   is  the  ;means by which they accomplish their  most startling Illusions.    One Incident  : which he describes, seems to bear out  his view.  "''������The trick��� which Is acknowledged to  be the greatest of these Hindu mystic  performances, says Captain Parker,  and the one that has; been described  'by trustworthy persons too often to be  ���doubted, Is 'the one in which the fakir  throws a ball of twine ��� into the air  above him, until it disappears from  ���sight. The loose end of the string he  'holds in his hand, and after the boy  assistant has climbed up the string un-  . til he.  too, is  out of sight,  the fakir  ^himself.follows, with a knife between  (his teeth.   -     ' ~r  The spectators,- surprised when, 'both  <boy and man climb out of sight, are  horrified when the boy's severed head,  arms and legs, followed by the trunk,  fall to the ground, and the man slides  down close behind. Their., astonishment  is Increased w.hon the fakir gathers the  severed members and restores the boy  rto life.  , "Well, I saw this performance once,  and once I didn't see it; and the latter  experience was more .wonderful than  the other. I had some London friends  visiting me, and after having left them  ���������{���or a few . mIn*itesN on the veranda of  aiiy bungalow, I saw, as I was returning, the same fakir and. his assistant,  ��� whom I had seen perform the trick,  standing about forty  feet ln  front of  "my "friends7" apparently-preparing���to"  'begin a performance. As T was about  : as far behind the natives as,my friends  were -in front of. them, and had not  been observed, I stood quietly where I  waa.  The man: placed a drawn knife between 8iis teeth,-took.the usual ball of  twine in .his right hand, made a motion  ;as if . throwing it into" the air, and  'then stood perfectly quiet. My friends  on the veranda were looking into the  upper air oWlth astonishment on their  faces, whioh ln a minute turned to a  ,look of horror as their eyes came back  to the ground. In another minute their  countenances lighted up with pleasure,  and they applauded roundly.  - They could not say enough about the  wonderful performance they had seen,  and they ���were astonished beyond measure when I told them I had been as  near the fakir as, they, and had seen  nothing of what had so wonderfully  impressed them.  if that was not hypnotism, What was  She Crushed Him.  Too Plebeian.  "Cassandra," sigh3 our hero, "there ja  something within mc that thrills me to  the innermost recesses of my soul. I  Etugt tell you of the haunting heaviness,  of the doubt, the dread, the pain that  fillo me "  "Percival,".titters our heroine, "have  |ro*a been.eating green apple3 ?"���''Judge."  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a "  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed*  CURES ALL EYE DISEASES.  WFUM��0 EYES.SCALES ON UDS,  CHANUtATiaH ETC.  %> " 1)     <%T  ��  Anecdotal.  ���< ��� "So you, have decided to get ancrth��  jj&ysiclan." "I have," answered Mrs.,  Cumroxj "���the idea of his prescribing'  flaxseed tea and. mustard plasters for!  people as rich aa we are I"���Waskingtoa  {���Star."  ��� ���< ��       ���  If Mr. Cleveland makes the race  "against President Roosevelt next year,  'honors will be about even on the full  ,T>ab3r-carriage issue.���Washington ''Post."  Uppa Ginnit���You wisht you had a  good spyglass? 'Vhat forT Onizuppei*.  ,���So's I could bring that brewery an-ay  ' iover there close up to me.���Chicago "Tribune."  At bis own .wedding a man is never  Ate.b&t-iam���an&����kJvrely oftgrwaxi'  In one of the Philadelphia colleges a  professor of.chemistry asked a student  the other day: "Now, suppose you were  called to a patient who had swallowed  a heavy dose of oxalic acid, what  would you administer?"- "I would,administer the sacrament," replied tha  student, who, by the way, Is said to be  studying for the ministry, and takes  chemistry because it is obligatory.  It is reported that Innocent* IV. and  Thomas Aquinas were standing together as the bags of treasure were  being carried in through the gates of  the Lateran. "You see," observed the  Pope, with a smile, "the day is past  when the Church could say, 'Silver and  gold have I none.* " "Yes, holy father,"  was the saint's reply, "and, the day is  past also when the Church could say to  the lame man, 'Rise and walk.' "  W. J. Bryan told a good story at his  own expense in New York recently: "1  spoke during the campaign In a littls  Illinois town.- In front of me sat a  man rigidly attentive. He drank in  every word I said; I think he had  drunk ln something else besides. "When  I finished he came up and wining my  hand. 'Mr. Bryan,' he said, 'you are  wonderful, wonderful. You are the  flrst man I ever saw whose back teeth  I could see all the time he was speaking.'"  PresIdent.Koosevelt is .fond of telling  any story at-his own expense. That  which he.enjoys most Is the following:  Former Governor 'Wise had told the  President,that it was the-general opinion, so far as he had heard, that he  would go down to posterity as a Washington; The President replied that h*e  was delighted to hear that. "But,"  added'* Wise, In a serious manner,  "whether it will be as ^a George or a'  Booker T. I don't know." The President Is said to have laughea so"'s*ar.  tily. ..over this that Wise, became  alarmed.  Dr. Rixey, who for some years wns  the private physician in the McKinley  household, says that when the late  President's mother sat down for the  first time to a White House dinner  what seemed to impress her most was  the prodigal supply of cream. Sho  commented on its abundance, and then  added: "Well, William, at last I know  what they mean when they speak of  the Cream of Society." - The President  laughed. "I admit," said he, ."that  there seems to be an extravagant array of cream on the table, but you  know, mother, we can afford.to-ke*p ��  cow, now."  ���An amusing story is being told of Sir  Henry Howorth, who, besides being the  author of many scientific works, haa  written an elaborate historical book en-  titled "History of the. Mongols." , It  seems that"the other day'Sir Henry  found himsolf at a dinner party next  to a lady who determinedly talked  dogs to him from the soup to th��  dessert. Rather 'bored, Sir Henry at  last remarked that though his friends  somewhat unkindly declared that he"  could chatter on any subject, he was  obliged to own that he was utterly a��  sea on the topic of dogs. The. lady  looked -astounded. "Why, are you not  Sir Henry Howorth?: I understood,  from our host that you were the author' of.'a/learned book on Mongrels,  and I was so delighted,, as I am 8-j  interested in all kinds of dogs."  A .story is told of a certain Eiigrllsh  bishop well known for his verbosity  who rose' to address the House of  Lords on a very Important occasion. "I  will divide my speech under twelve  heads," he said, to the discomfort ol  Oils, audience. The Marquis of Salisbury begged to be allowed to Interpose  with a little anecdote. "A friend 01  mine was returning home late ona  night," he said, "when opposite St.  Paul's he s^-w an Intoxicated man trying to ascertain the time on the big  clock there. Just then It began to  strike and slowly tolled out twelve.  The man listened, looked hard at the  clock and -said, 'Confound you, why  couldn't you have said that all at  once?'" The bishop heartily joined in  the laughter which followed, and took  the hint contained in the story.  , Dr. John Kerr, the well-known Scottish school Inspector, was once faced  in a BanfTshlre manse by this'questioh  put to him by the lady of the house on  behalf of her inquisitive son. "Mi*.  'Kerr, is it true that the devil goes  about like a roaring lion?" "It must  be true," he replied, "for. it ls In the  Bible." A. shrill voice came from the  corner: "Then wha keep3 his Are in  when he's gaun aboot?" Dr. Kerr also  tells an anecdote of a -woman who had  just lost her husband, and the minister  calling to condole with her found her  sitting in front of a large bowl of  porridge. "Terrible loss, terrible loss,"  sighed the minister. "Aye," was the  reply, "it's a terrible loss to me. I've  just been greetln' a' nlcht, and as sune  as I finish this wee drap porridgs, I'm  just graun to l>egln again."  NELSON ASSESSMENT DISTRICT  Court of Revisinn and Appeal  Take notice thnt 1 shall hold a Court of .Revision and Appeal for the Nelson Assessment.  District for hearing and determining any  appeals against I he assessment made fur tlie  year 11KJ4, ut lho places uud ut the tlitns undermentioned : ���  At the ollice cif she Provincial Assessor it  Collector, Nelson, ouWcduitsdny. the iltli day  or March, 11101. at the hour bf 10 'o'clock ia the  forenoon.  At the office < f the Provincial Const able, at  Ymir, on Monday, the l-ll.li day of March, 1001,  at tho hour of 1 o'clock in the afternoon.  ���Nelson, 11. (J., January mil, 1MH.  \\". A..ICWKTT,  Judge ot lho(,'ourto! Revision and Appeal,  Kelson Assessment District.  Just one joyful night.  The '' Gleeful Pientitude."  Prices: $1.00 and 75c  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.  Bartlett House  * ������  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best $1 per day house in .Nelson.  ..None 'but while help employed.   The bar  the hist;  Q. W.   Bartlett,   Prop  x      WADDS BROS.  OOTHAY OU  "Wholesaleand Retail  Dealers in  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest"prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but ,, fresli and  wholesome meats andsupplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TR AVES. Manager  When-to Get Married.  The astrologers, it is said, have  named.the followlnB as propitious dates  for marrlag-es for 1302: January 2, 4, 11,  19 and 21; February 1, 3, 10, 19 and 21;  "March 3, 5, 12, 20 and 23; April 2, 4, 12,  20 and 22; May 2, 4, 12, 20 and 23; June  1, 3, 11, 19 and 21; July 1, 3, 12, 19, 21  and 31; August 2, 11, IS, 20 and 20; September 1, 9, 1G, 18 and 2S; October 1,. 8,  15, 17. 27 and 29; November 5, .11, 13, 22  and 25; December 1, 8, 10, 19, 23 and 23.  Vancouver 2nd Kelson  BAKER STREET. NELSON,  B. C  Soiice lo Creditors.  [Xj_a"ii_K srraKsiE_couRT of British  Cdl.UBIKlA, IN PUQBATE.  r.Nr   the  aoons  oil*  fkkd  thegonikg, deceased, INTESTATK.  Kot.lcc is hereby given tliat tl>c creditors  nnd others having- claims against Knid de-  f i'iis<;d, who diodMiCPhoeiiix, A-rlzoiui. on or  iibout the titl) iliiy of October, A. D. 1902, nre  *i*"eqnired on or before! the 15t li dny of March,  l!)0-l, losenil by post,,- prcpnill. or deliver, to  the uiicersigned, AdiuiiiislriHrOr of the personal cshitc iiiul cli'ei'.lK of the said deceased  in the 'Province of Uritisli ��� Columbia,  I heir Christian uud surnames, nddi euses nnd  deseript.loms, the lull .particulars of thoir  claims, tho statement of tlieir iiccounts and  the nature.of tlio securities, if any.' held by  them..    A* ���������:���.-.  And further take notice, that after said last  mentioned date the said administrator will  proceed to il I w tribute the utH'sets of the', de-  ��eased ninonft the parties entitled thereto  hsivlnir reward only toithe cliiiins ol which  hesliiill tlicn huvo. notice, ami llml lhe paid  Administrator will not be liable for the said  assets or any part thereof to any person or persons of whose claims notice shall uot have  licen recei ��'ed by him at the time of such distribution.  Dated ti.ls _<ith day of January, A. D. 1901.  '       John Elliot,  Adtriinistratoroi KrcdTregoiiing, deceased.  At a New York Pier.  The traveler fell on his knees and  beg-ged for mercy; but the customs inspector was adamant.  "Once, and once only," said the latter, "I let a man go ���through without  offering Tilm every indignity that savage ingenuity can devl-e. He proved to  be a. spotter from Washing-ton, and I  nearly lost my job. 1 eha'n't make that  mistake again."  Yes, the traveler would have to have  his stomach pumped cut; most distinctly, yes.���Jf. T. "JLife."  Certificate of Improvements.  Yukon Fractional Mineral Claim, Rituntc  in tlsij Nelson .Mining Division or.West Koutc-  nay District. ' o  Where located : On :P.r:ir Creek, 3 mites  from V mlr.  'fake not ice t hn 11. John "'���I'-I.ali-liic, of tha  City of Nelson, acting ns u^nnt. fur 1'atrlcK  Dalv. Kre'c Miner's .���filit'-cutn No. I! iiS.affil,  Wiltlan*. il. Ci)(i'i��y. Free Miner's Ortiticme  ���Xo.38.fii��, A...I. Hughes, Five M'lier's CertiH-  eat.e No. lifiS.JiTG, and-John l'ynn. Free Miner's Certificate No. licS.fiCl, ititeiid sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to Ilie Minim;  Uccorder for a Cei'tificnte of Impiovements  IV>r the purpiise ot'obiaiJilnga Crown Grantot  the jibove claim;        -^  And further take notice, that action nndnr  Section 'Al must be commenced before the issuance.of sueh Certificate of Improvements.  Dared this ttJnd day of Decrinber, 1!)03.  . John McLatchie.'  In the County Court of Kootenay Hotden at  Fort Steele.  In Probate.  Notice is hereby given.that.on the ISth.day  of February, 1904, It wns ordered by J A. Fori n,  Ksq., Judge of I lie snid. Court, thai. James Fer-  ������iisoji. Arnisti-'ong. Ollleial Administrator of  HI int. portion of the County ol Kootenoy not  included within tho Kleotoral Districts of  Kcvclstolceaiid Columbia, ba Administrator,  of all and .singular Iho estate of William McDonald, ot Nelson, deceased, intestate.  Every person indebted to the said deceased  is required to make 'payment forth with to the  undersigned.  Every p'-Toon bavin; in possession effects  belonging to l.ho deceased i.s required forthwith to notify the undersigned.  Every 'creditor or other person having nny  claini upon oj" interest in tho distribution of  tho. estate, br  the said   deceased  is required  within thirty days of this date to scud hy i  registered   letter, addressed   to   the  undar-1  signed, hia name and  Address, and the full |  particulars of   his claim or interest, and a ;  s-nLoaient of hi:-, ti ceo unt and the nature of  the security (If any) hold by him.  Alter tins c.Npir.iLion of Uie said thirty days  the. Administrator will proceed with the distribution of the estate having regard to  those claims only of which lie shall have had  notice.'  Dated at Fort Steele, this20th d:>y of February, 1901.   James FEncTisoN_Ai'..7i.STiioNG,  "Ollleial Administrator."  Fort Steele, B.C.  On and after March 1st *we will occupy ���  the store on the southeast corner of Jose-  phine and.Baker Streets, formerly ocbu-  -pied by -J";~H-.-Yaiistone,-Druggist. ���Here���  we   will "be pleased to serve our old as  well as our new customers.  elson  Box 6��i. SPORTSMEN'S HEADQUARTERS. Nelson,*B. C.  fet line,    Lowest Rates  Kast  "Winnipeg  Toronto  Ottawa  Jlontreal  New'Vurk  Wcs:t  Vancouvr  Victoria ���  . Sea tlie ������  Portland ���  San Francisco  !    Via Soo Pacific ltouto St. Paul, Chicago and  St.Lcuis.  i ���   ' ���   ___ A  CorporattGn of the City of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Ele; trie light rates "for the mouthi of Fobnt-  ary are how due and payableat llie Uty ot-  lices.   If paid on   or before the lolli   ilarcli  discount of IU per cent will be allowed,  isc.'son, February 27, IM. ���  .-���-..���       ��� 15y order,  -b.CMoMOHRIS  City Clerk.  S,S,-... Senrice from Vancouver  Seattle, Alaslin, Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia.    ���'���''������;  Throit--li booliinas to Knglaod and tlie Continent viaall S. Klines.  For time thbles.ratos nnd   inf-rmation,np.  pty to local agents, or write,  J. S. Ca\ RTE R.-7 , E. J. COY LU,  -I^st.l'ass. Agl.. A. G-P. A.  Nelson.   ' Vancouver  luality for Everybody  When   you  are  indisposed   try   a  Cup of Tea  JOV IN* EVERY CUP.  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  R.  G.   JOY,  PROPRIETCR  Merchant Tailor,  Tremont" Blkf   Baker   St,    Eas  Inlatest desifins and best quality  The -'.-Nelson. -. Business Co-'ex  NELSON, B. C-  Individual Instruction  Bookkeeping,    '  Shorthand, . '...":."' '  Typewriting,  English, Etc.  '  Ferrates of tuition address,  W. E, BoiViNS, Business ManaMi*,  . Nelson, JJ. O,


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