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The Economist Feb 6, 1904

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 fj  A  A  ii  Ayjyy^UAuU oAy  Hi f / ,  ''} ���       f a/ . ,7     > V ���     7     /"���       //  y  6'  '��>.'{ifei  - r f.sV,|  ,r,-i.,a'jiij  ���/ -".("I  ':'r'"V>l  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1904.  NUMBER p^^X)  .L\ews of the  M  mes  B. C. Mining Exchange.  The uproar caused by some recent  remarks of a contemporary, highly derogatory to British Columbia mining in  general, and to Poplar Creek in particular, renders it advisable iu our opinion  to say a word on the subject. We object to squabbling with our con temporaries, and will merely say that the  Journal iu question has gone to work  most decidedly the wrong way about,  although possibly with the best intentions. If British Columbia can be hurt  by injudicious'��� booming," it must be  lemembered that she can be���and hits  been���a great deal more hurt by injudicious "knocking," such as has for  years beeu carried on against certain  districts under the specious plea .of  "anxiety for the province's good  name." This province is quite rich  enough to take care of her own good  name, without either " booming" or  ���'knocking" affecting her position  either one way. or the other, so long as  she is gi*.*en a fair show for the outside  capitalist to come In and investigate  But to remark that " she has never had  a rich mine," and similar derogatory  and untruthful observations, serves no  good end. Our contemporary's original  statements, which-, covered several  pages, were so obviously and rather  ludicrously based on an entire misconception and lack of accurate information  as to the exact state of the case, and  showed also so unfortunate a personal  bias against one solitary individual,  that we did not think it worth while re-  - ferringto the matter. But when it takes  up the extremely illogical position that  "this never happened before, and therefore it can't happen how," we feel impelled to beg_.it to have a little more  faith in its country. As to rich mines,  there are properties at .ymir, Nelson,  Fish Itiver and half a score of other  places which mayVery.'fairly be termed  rich. "The altitude consistently taker.  iip by some journals in the province  that, because a certain district has  made a bigger mineral strike than its  neighbors have yet met with, therefore  that district is to bo avoided and its  inhabitants regarded as thieves and  "^liarsris'singuiarly'lackirig  sense or pubhc-*spiritedness. Go and  investigate thoroughly, but clon't  " knock" every new discovery and its  promoters because it happens to De a  little richer than anything you have  met in your own district.  It is reported that the Greyhound,  in Deadwood camp, has been sold.  This week's output_at the Mother  Lode mine is much larger than it has  been for some time past.  Last week the Elk horn, shipped a  car of high grade ore,.and the E. P.  U. mine did the same. Tbe latter is  also sending out another car this week.  This weeks treatment tonnage at  the Granby smelter is one of the largest  that large concern has yet treated in  seven days. . Over 50,000 tons were reduced at the Granby smelter this  month.  Spokane parties have .taken a bond,  on the Combination claim, in tbe nigh  grade belt, near Greonwood, and close  to the successful Elkhorn. . It is an old  claim from which shipments were  made in tbe early'days of the Boun  dary. "        . -,.  Supt. A. B. W. Hodges, of the  Granby smelter ha3 been called to  Montreal by President S. C. H. Miner,  of the Grauby Consolidated. It is understood that the summons is in connection with the proposed enlargement  of the reduction plant. It is stated it  has practically been decided to erect  au additional smelter plant of six furnaces next summer.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  The Giant mine, Rossland, is shipping io the Granby smelter.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  .  Slocan JUrill.  Tho Force on the Bell has been reduced to two men.  La*st week Sind.iii mines shipped  232 tons-of galena.  '  A force "of two men is employed at  the Howard fraction.  Returns from tlie Bull shipment  were not very satisfactory."  The lessees of the Port Hope resumed  operations on Friday.  The Slocan Star has commenced-,lo  overhaul its mill so as to handle zinc  ores. ..-,'.   ~.o  Zinc is moving lively from the Slocan, 242 tons" going to Kansas last  week.  Slocan mines have made tvgood start  for.the year, shipping about 13,000 joiiB  during January.  H. F. McNaught, Silverton, has purchased Harvey Fife's half interest in  the Club, ou Erin mountain.  The lessees of the Alberta, Lemon  creek, are now beginning-to get action  on their development and arc taking  out considerable ore. They have 200  sacks ready, but it is their intention to  send out a full carload.' A stope hits  lveen started and is opening into much  good ore. Tne Alberta ore. carries $23  in gold, besides high silver values.  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  Next Tuesday Mr. H. G. Neelands will leave Nelson, to take up his. home in Alberta, where he has  purchased a big ranch. Mr. Neelands has been identified with the progress of Nelson since the beginning,  and his departure will be deeply felt. In every enterprise that had for its object the advancement of  the city, Mr. Neelonds has been foremost, and so well  recognized was his ability as a careful and trustworthy business man, that the citizens one year en-  tru ted him with the exalted office of mayor. During  his term of office-,, more progress was made than during any other year in the history of Nelson; . There  was a good business council, and in, conjunction with  Mayor^Neelauds-they worked incessantly for the welfare ofthe city. In his departuure Mr. Neelands carries with him the best wishes of every citizen of NeL  sou. ������' ~" ; .  James ^Lawrence, who founded the. Lawrence Hardware business .'in Nelson, will take charge of James:  Ashdown's" store in Calgary within a few weeks. Mr.  Lawrence, by��his straightforward aud honorable business methods, won for himself ih Nelson a name  second to no other business man here. In losing him  Nelson losses a citizen'to whom she is much indebted  for the phenominal advancement and progress made  "since the city was first incorporated. Mr. Lawrence  will be greatly missed,-and the hope is freely expressed that his sojourn iu Calgary will be only leinpor-  *���  <*ry.- \ ;  "What Happened to Jones," said to be a screaming  farce comedy, comes to the Opera House next Friday  -night. This performance has been given iu every  house of amusement between" Winnipeg aud here,,'  aud if half what the papers say about it be true.it  will be well worth seeing.  ulated to such an extent that it was evident no bartender could be expected to remember them individually. Moreover, the old topers easily evaded the  Slaw by changing their haunts, and not a few of them  defied the photographs by shaving their beards when  they had any, or wearing sombody's else's hair if  they had.none of their own. The decision of the  High Court that no one could be blacklisted without  a preliminary hearing in court has also proved a severe blow to the system. The law has been beneficial  however, in several ways, among others in ' the extinction of a number of drinking dens, which came  under the denomination of drinking clubs. There  ihas been a substantial improvement, also, in the condition of children afflicted with drunken parents.  .It is just possible that lovers of music in Nelson  will have au opportunity.ofhearing the Wilbur Opera  coinpaii}*some time within the next two mouths. Mr.  Walker, the Winnipeg manager, has about completed  arrangements with that company for a tour of the  west which, will "include: Nelson.     The Wilbur people  . have longenjoyed au enviable reputation for artistic  excellence, and should they come here no doubt their  .-recepliona.will-b2=inakeeping7.with-thei:productions.^-^.  oundarv  hipments  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines for 1002  1904, and for last week :  The Phoenix Pioneer has issued a handsome special  number of that paper,-which should prove very beneficial to the district in wliich it. is published. It contains a lengthy review of what has been accomplished  in the way of mining in the Boundary district, all of  which is -pibfuseiy/illustrated- with.splendid half-tone  cuts. It is hoped that the enterprise of the Pioneer  has been-rewarded'according to its merit.  - The deputy ministers in some of the departments  have come in-for considerable criticism iu the House  during the past week. In some instances this criticism, is merely the reflection of the "opinions repeatedly  expressed in certain districts in the Province. Especially is this the case with regard to the Provincial  Mineralogist. The feeling is general, especially in  the Kootenays, that this gentleman has not been as  discreet as he should have been in giving his opinions  with regard to the possibilities of certain mining districts. In many instances the opinions expressed by  Mr. Robertson have turned out altogether wrong, and  this has resulted, as might be expected, in a very  hostile feeliug towards the Provincial Mineralogist.  It is claimed that many good mining properties have  been injured through the adverse reports of Mr. Robertson. Perhaps the greatest fault found with this  gentleman is his reports with regard to.the Poplar  discovery. Everything so far points to the conclusion  that in this case the Provincial Mineralogist made a  grave error, and incidently dida great amount of damage lo what promises lo be the greatest mining district yet discovered in British.Columbia. No doubt  Mr: Robertson has been conscientious in his investigations and reports, but the opinion still remains that  to say the least, he has been too authoritative in his  statements.  Granby Mines, Phoenix    .  ���Snowshoe, Phoenix  Brooklyn, Phoenix  Mother-Lode, Deadwood  Hunset, Deadwood '-";  Morrison, Deadwood ���  B. C. Mine, Summit .  R. Bell, Summit     .       .  Emma, Summit'..       .   ���  .  Senator, Summit Camp .  Oro Denoro .       .  Winnipeg, Wellington    .  Golden Crown, Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington   .  King Solomon, W.  Copper  No. 7 Mine,  Central  City of Paris, Central .  Jewel, Long Lake   .  Carini, West Fork       .       .  Providence, Providence .  Elk I lorn, Greenwood .  IS. P. U. and Gokliiiicli .  Jtuby, Boundary Falls  Miscellaneous   .  Total, tons.  1903  3i��.7lS  74,212  130,492  15,731  3,830  19,385  22,037  3'*;l  15,037  2,-lM  ���1004   Past Week  44,520  12,114  3.934  450  3,730  Tlie 1 dure"on " Psychic Forces and Phenomena,"  dc-livered by Rev. Walter \V. Baer, in the Methodist church last Wednesday evening, was well attended. The lecturer dealt with his subject in a  manner best calculated to arouse the interest of his  audience, and revealed many things in connection  vvith spit itualistri and hypnotism that were new to  those present. Mr. B-.er confined his discussion to  his own'experienees while searching for light, which  mad-, the lectureso much more interesting. Tbe chair  !Was occupied by Police Magistrate Creise, and votes  4.2S3   of thanks \vere:.tendered to'the lecturer aud chairman.  11.370  The trouble over the appointment of Rev. H. Beer  as archdeacon of the new diocese .of Kootenay is becoming intensified, and is likely to cause great trouble  among-the"AnglicansrH^-=Phe=difficulty=has-=-reached  that stage when the bishop hgs requested Mr. Beerto  resign for the-sake of peace,' and to give the lay members of the executive an opportunity of reconsidering  their resignations. This however, does not appear to  be a satisfacton* solution of the trouble, and Mr.  Beer's friends are highl}*- indignant at what they consider a grave wrong to that gentleman. To many  churchmen'the present seems a good time when those  interested should meet together and talk over their  trouble's, and avoid if possible what may be a serious  split in the church. No confidence is violated in saying that Mr. Beer has made many friends by the course  he has pursued. But this is not a matter for newspapers, but rather for churchmen.  L  P,  ocal and  Jl rovincial  The Camborne Miner reports great  progress in tbat district.  The Whites will repeat their performance at the Opera House this evening.  Robert Irving, manager of the Great  Northern Railway, at Kaslo, was in  town yesterday.  John C. Carruthers has entered into  partnership with Thomas H. Newitt,  the Ymir clothing merchant.  A quarter interest in the Spyglass  group, one of the best properties in  Poplar district, was sold this week to  J. A. Magee, by Bruce White and R.  G. McLeod.  The Nelson Hockey club is endeavoring to arrange a game with Fernie  when the latter team is returning from  the Rossland Carnival. It is reported  that Fernie has a very strong team  this year.  ^JThe many friends of H. G. Neelands  have decided to make a suitable present  to that gentleman previous to his departure for the Northwest as a token of  the esteem in which he is held in this  city.' The presentation will probably  take place Tuesday.  It is expected that the Legislator  will prorogue within a week or so. >  Nelson Intermediate Hockey team  was defeated last night by Rossland,  after a fast and evenly contested game.  The Nelson Business College will  move into the Griffin block, which has  been refitted by McDermld & Mc-  Hardy.  T. G. Procter, who recently visited  the Crawford Bay district, anticipates  a busy summer in ranching .in that  section.  M. Burrell was in the city last n/ght  on his way to Grand Forks, from the  recent Conservative convention at Victoria. Mr. Burrell is the Conservative  candidate for Yale-Cariboo.  Chief Justice Hunter has telegraphed  that he cannot reach here in time to  open the Supreme Court sittings, on  Tuesday, which necessitates an adjournment till Wednesday.  To'provide accomodation for an increasing number of pupils the Victoria  Board of School Trustees will submit  an estimate to the City Council for an  appropriation of $40,000 for a building  site and school and oue extension- The  first motion was for $50,000.  5,010 1,254  010  40>  107  . C34.-i23  2i>  23  W),203  y     A year's trial of the new licensing act in  England  J., .1 ���.j "j ,_"r     (  ���'*���'����� from which so much 'Was exnrcted, has  shown  that  I n ��>h> ,. ' '  '" . its effects are much less beneficial than had been hoped  i ' ������ j  o��ft " for.    The " blacklist" of habitual topers has been an  - i almost"total failure and has be n practically abandoned,  - ! at all events in the great cities, where it was most  v needed.,���, The photographs of habitual drunkards  i were distributed by the police among the saloon-keep-  J ers, who were forbidden uirier heavy pa:iultics. to  * serve the originals  with  drink.     At  first  the plan  18,291' worked well but before long the photographs accum-  So vigorous was the opposition of Methodist niin  isters to the production of The Merchant of Venice at  the Wyoming seminary, a Methodist preparatory  school at Wilkesbarre, P. A., that the pupils will not  have a chance to hear it. It was explained that the  play would only be given by the class in English  literature and not in costume or as a theatricil effect,  but even shorn cf these there was decided effect to it.  The'ministers did not consider it was the proper thing  for. a Methodist institution lo do. The trustees were  asked to act, and the play will not be produced.  The Victoria Times has issued a  calendar {that is rather unique in its  way. It is an imitation of the clay  model work, now so popular, and is in-  intended to illustrate the facilities tbe  li. C. Photo Engraving Co. possesses  for executing high-class engravings.  Spokane papers announce the engagement of Mr. F.JG. Finucane, Manager of the branch of the Bank of Montreal in tbat city to Miss Gertrude  Sweeny, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles  Sweeney, the millionaire Coeurd'Alene  mine-owner, and Mrs. Sweeney. Mr.  Finucane was manager of the Bank of  Montreal's brauch at Greenwood and  was transferred to Spokane when tbe  branch was opened in that city.  At Kaslo, last Saturday, Jamea  Waugh, of Winnipeg, waa married to  Miss Fannie E. Durant, sister-in-law*  of Robt. Irving, the ceremony being  performed by: Rev. Archdeacon Beer.  Tbe bride is very popular in Kaalo,  where she bas resided for some time.,  Mr. and Mrs, Waugh were tbe re-  cipiente of many valuable' and'useful  presents. -   '"*"*' .'-'-���'--*���'' - ���   -."**  The Poplar Nugget says:     "Thig"--"*  week the tunnel-oa-tbeXufAy'-Ja*^';*':  piuwed the 800 footnaarkvrand'on *Wed-v ;  nesdjy was,in 312 feet, giving- a depth  of about 170 feet.   For tbe last thirty  feet tbe tunnel haa been in ore of gootf  quality, carrying galena and free gqld.  In anotber hundred feet a depth of  200 feet will have been reached on tho   '  lead, and then stoping will be commenced and the mine become a regular  shipper.  The Conservative convention,  held  A metallic casket believed to contain Charles Cog-  lau's renlains, was discovered eighteen miles from  Galveston last Wednesd .y. It was found on tbe  mainland by J. C. Nixon, a hunter, in an unfrequented  spot, which he was beating up for game. Mr. Cog-  Ian died in November, 1S99. The casket was washed  out ofthe cemetery in Galveston in the flood of Sept.  8, 1900, and has beeu m'ssing ever since.  Li Pintj was found guilty at Vancouver, hist Monday, by Judge Henderson  of perjuring himself In the Charlie Sing  murder case. Li Ping confessed Chan  Toy hired him to say that hesaw a Jap  coming out of the murdered man's  room at the hour ho was murdered.  The defence also claimed that the prisoner had been induced illegally to  promise to mako a confession. The  judge decided that this was not proved.  He al30 held that the burnt paper oath  was sufficiently-binding for a Chinaman in the absence of proof to the contrary.  Lieutenant T. Pooley, eldest son of  Hon. C. E. Pooley, Speaker of tbe Legislature, was this week the justly proud  recipient from tlie British War Office  of two nicluio K>r meritorou3 service  in South Africa. In few instances has  more than one medal been presented  for similar service. Lieutenant Pooley,  was with the Royal Field Artillery for  tw> years during the active part of the  campaign, and also served after peace  had been declared. The ribbons supporting lhe medals are colored orange,  white and green���a rather unique but  very pretly combination.!  in Victoria lust Monday, waa one of  tbe most auspicious functions of the  kind in the history of the party. Not  only did the utmost harmony prevail,  but tlie proceedings were conducted  amid an enthusiasm which waa spontaneous.  Mr. Houston occupied tbe chair, and  he and the other retiring officers received a hearty vote of thanks for services rendered.  Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, who waa  chosen president by unanimous vote,  was the recipient of a most complimentary endorsatiou by Colonel Prior,  who moved his nomination. His election was greeted with cheers.  The vice-presidents elected for the  seven Dominion electoral districts fallow :  Victoria, Mr. George Jay. '  Nanaimo, Mr. D. M. Evans.  Comox-Atlin, Mr. S, Manell.  Vancouver, Mr. J. R. Seymour.  Yale-Cariboo, Mr. Price EllisoD. M.  P. P.  Kootenay. Mr. J. H. Scbofield.  Three Vaiicouverites stood  for the  Secretaryship, Messrs.  Fagan, Potten-  ger and Hilton Keith.   Mr. Keith was  elected on tbe first ballot  Colonel Pi ior was unanimously  elected treasurer.  Mr. R. L. Rorden was elected honorary president.  Resolutions were passed endorsing  Hon. R. McBride, Mr. Borden and  Mr. Chamberlain.  Hon. Messrs. McBride, Green and  Fulton delivered short addresses.  Tbe date and place of the uext meeting were not decided on.  ,-. ,1  "fl THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i.'  if  I  _r*r  h  te  i  Iff  I  I  a  )-  lo  R3  ft  11a  lit'*  1*1,  R  il  It  ���I  'Ifl!  %\  ���J  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Version Btbtjet. Nei-son, B. C  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  AU changes In advevtlso.rtcnts to insure  insertion should reach this ollice not later  than Thursday at 12 o'clock.  "Whon change or address is required, tl i.i  desirable tluitboth the old address and the  new be given.  Address all communications, " Publisher of  The .Nelson Kconosiist. Nel.son.lJ. C"  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  When it conies to playing hockey  Nelson boys make short work of Ross-  landers.  Duu'f* Review reports a satisfactory  condition of trade throughout Canada,  although collections are not quite up  to the mark.-  The Daily News must feel somewhat  disappointed that ils prophesy of disruption in the Conservative rank- has  not been fulfilled. The News need not  go so far aa the the Conservative party  to find trouble. The Grits are not a  happy family these days.  F.J. BRADLEY & CO. I  WALL PAPERS, \  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS, I  SIGN WRITING, \  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  BAKER ST., NELSON, B.G  T. G. PROCTER  Insurance,   Real   Estate   and  ~  Mining Agent        ~  Fire, Accident and  Plate Glass  Insurarice  ' The death of Molyneux St. John,  early this week at Ottawa, will he deeply  regretted hy newspaper men throughout Canada. Deceased was for many  years connected with the Canadian  _ press and was regarded as one of the  foremost journalists in the Dominion.  His wife, who was once a celebrated  London actrets, died ten years ago.  With theapproach of spring, interest  in mining increases.' From every  quarter comes reports of vast expend  itures ou development being in contemplation. Of course all eyes are  turned towards Poplar, some going so  far aa to predict that tho new minii��g  camp will see a population of 25,000 before the summer is far advanced.  The cost of the first census taken ol  the population of the United Statca  was not quite ��45,000. The cost of the  census taken in 1*900 was $13,113,430.  The cost of the first cenvus per head o*l  the population was a little over 1 cent;  in 1UC0 the average coat had risen to 17  -cents._TlVc_decide'd ihcrca.be In the cost  1B! explained by the gi cat 'extension ol  the details associated with it.  Ernest Cashel supplies another .instance of the danger of youn>r men  liailing from the wild aud woolly west  entering Canada- with firearms. ��� If  young-Cashel had.lh.rown away his re--  -volvcr the moment he arrived dn Canadian territory he might have been  ���alive to-day.    Thegun-play cannot bo  ���tolerated   under    the. *tBritish-   flag.  - Scveilty-five p6r cent ok- the murders  .committed' ill British Columbia have  been committed'*by 'American:*   .who'  ' 'hcliuved that the revolver. A*as a ncccoss-  'iiTyp'art of the equipment of all visitors  to tbis Province.  Complete Stock of Stationey  -Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON," B.  C  Houses and offices to rent and lots for, sale in all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lands in ali parts of Kootenay.  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co.  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers AssuranceJCo;  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co..   ��� ��� .... ;j  , The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng. .���...'  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale oil easy terms.  one Lot on   Stanley   street   opposite Royal j^rP   Af^ARSF  Hotel for sale at a bargain. **���*���  H��"H!,U  H.McCJtiJSLl  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, BAKER S  ress l/omment  Vanfouvcr News-A.dvcrtlscr.  Sara Bern bard t's "Memoirs" are to  be published this' year! If well and  trulhfullywril ten" itought" to prove the  book of the century but not for the  young.  .Moyio leader.  While the thermometer is ranging  all lhe way from 12 to 20 degrees below zero lu tlie eastern and middle  states, the people,of Bo'ith E:i3t Kootenay are enjoying typical banana belt  weather.  The meeting of Conservatives at Victoria was in striking contrast to the  - Grit' .conventions   ���which   have   ijeen  '"held in British Columbia during  the  past three or four year.*,   livery thing  ..was harmony,and all seemed to be animated with the one object of advanc-  .'.ing the welfare of. the party.     There*  ~ *wero no unseemly squabbles like those  which.have characterized the meetings  ' Iti'the Grit rat-pit..   The result of the  * **t  .   deliberations  of sthe  delegates   must  prove beneficial to the pnrty, and the  ,-.election of Sir Hibbert Tupper to the  i   presidency \yill not meet with one dissenting voice in the parly. It can now  ������be truthfully said that the Conservative party in the Province of. BrilUh  ���     - , *  r   '   y  Columbia is thoroughly united, and  witha united party there should be no  Jonger any doubt as to success at the  Forks. Our citizens have a vital interest in the project of the Kettle Valley  Line. The supporters of Mr. Fraser reel  ���confident-that-he-will-do-everything,  in his power to fulfil his ante-election  pledges.  Toronto Telegram  Terrible, terrible, tire the possibilities  that lurk in the now historic circumstance that Hon. George A. Cox was  personated in the Bay street fire hall.  If. Senator Cox can be personated at  Bay street, why not at Ottawa V The  miscreant who went into the Bay  street lire hall and took a ballot in the  nanie of Senator Cox may goto Ottawa  and take a subsidy in the name of Senator Cox. When it is ,proved that  Senator Cox has been personated at  'the place where they handout subsidies the watchdog of the public treasury iiuiy repeat the words of Mr. Geo.  Miiguire, the guardian ..of the-place  where they hand out the ballots, and  say : ���'-* I don't know Senator Cox."  ������ .��� .       ������.. Victoria Timos.        .._,       .  : "We-, congratulate Mr. Tanncr on the  dexterity with which he converted tliat  bill for the alleged preservation'of deer  '* "* ��� ' ��� ��� Ottawa'Citizen;  '*���' Colonel" Lynch, thcrenegade who  fouglit against his own countrymen in  South Affieaphasf been let out of .jail  after serving lessrthan a year .of.- his  life sentence. We have not'quite ,b.c<m  able to gather from the American despatches whether lie a was *���. released  through Ihe-royal clemency of King  iidwanl or by the .personal, eiFotts of  oAe" Sir Thomas Liptoiifbut as..the.re-  ���pAM s-ays that Mrs. Lyucli.Avaa. so overcome Avith gratitude to ; Sir-Thomas'  Lip ton that lhe lady kissed his-hand  und no mention ia niado of the slightest  syni'itom .of gratitude to. .His Majesty   .    "    "       ���'������'"'   y.   ',Z,   '"''*' *-'    '���_.' into a nieasure for the etlective prtfser-  thc.Kuigt..wefaiiey-Sir Thomas must | ,.������>, ,     ,,-  ��� ���������������������*        vation of trout. All fishermen should in-  ���really.ruu.thingsover there. . -..   .   - ., -���'   .-    . ,   .      ���    ., .'���'.'���--.  ��� -        '   -���"-���* -���*��� -     ���*   ������      l form-themselves as to the provisions of  the bill, which ..will soon beeonie law.  The close season for trout has been  changed fronTNovember 15th to March  25th. Anyone- found with fish in his  possession ���within the prescribed season will be liable to.very heavy penalties, half of which will go to the informer. Fish taken under six inches  in length must be returned to lhe  water under the s-iino psualties. The  depleted watcrs-iii the neighborhood of  Victoria will now have a chance to fill  ��p.  Grand Forks Ncws-dnzctle.- "��� ..  There is''eVery reason to belie\*;e that  the govern ment will grant substantial  aid towards tlie extension of the Kettle  Valley line up the north Fork to  FVanklin eiinp. Judgingfrom recent  reports, Mr. "Geo. A." Fraser, our locid  representative is doing yooman service at Victoria in impressing upon the  administration the ' vast resources  which will lie- made available by affording transportation facilities to a rich  .region exclusively trihutary to .Grand  Ward Street, Hear New Post-its IE. FERGUSON&OO  G.  Kf-:��|iri--ii-i-       g ^^  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. Q.  P.O. BOX 223   .  A    A    A  LSON,B.G.  NELSON, B. C:  The largest exclusively .Wholesale Liquor House in  the in  terior.  'S BAY CO.  PABST  ���^"na  ih 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.  ;���*-*-  rea  SeSimi  Event  "We place at your disposal the balance of our shoe  stock. Many lines are broken and we will sell  them to you at {sacrifice prices in order to clear.  Just glance' at the following items and see how  you can save money on good, substantial and elegant footwear. Shoes by such makers'as Ames,  Holden & Co., J. McPherson & Co., Chas. A. Ahr-  ens Co., Smith & Stoughton, Burt & Packard, etc.  These surely speak for themselves.  mm shoes  omen s  and .  siaren s,  ilar  "Men's Box Calf, heavy sole, fine winter shoefi,  Former price. $4.75, now  ...        $3  Mule hide, water proof, splendid wearers". Former price, $4.50, now         3  Viei Kid, heavy extension sole, very dressy.  Former price, ��5.25, now           4  Burt & Packard's "Karrect Shape," Viei Kid,  Former price, ��0.00, now   3  Box Culf, heavy sole, Former price, $2.75. now..l.9.">  Viei aud Calf Congress. Former price, $4, now. 2.65  Vici"Bultotf,"turncdsoles.-Formcr-priee.-$3.50,--���  now, ....   2 45  Viei Bals, with rubber soles and heel.   Former  price, ��5.00, now .. .*.   3 95  Oil ��rr-dn, button and lace.   Formerly $2, now.l 25  Women's Box Calf, hand sewed skating bals/  Formerly $4.00, now          2 9a  Viei turned sole, patent lip Oxfords.   Suitable  for dress.    Formerly 3>3.25, now -     ���       2 20  Viei one strap Slippers, turned sole." Formerly  S2.00, now  '���        ..-. ���   ....1*40  Viei three-strap steel beaded slipper. .Formerly-  "IS 00  now .... .... 2 00  Old Ladies' Kid, turned soleThuskins. wide and  easy.   Formerly 12.25, now      150  ���� SHOES  Misses'Box Calf, button, low heel., Formerly  .$2.00, now     1  Misses''Oil Grain Bals, medium sole. Formerly  ��1.75, now *'...'.���  ...... 1  Viei sprinjr'hecl, turned sole, patent tip. "Formerly S2.50. now        1  Misses' Viei, turned sole, one strap slippers.  Formet-ly $2.00, now. >.. ,-.���   ....        ......     1 So  Children's UoxCalf. button, heavy sole. Formerly ��1.50, now .... ..-:        .1  Infants'   soft  sole   Shoes, in   colored   satin  '-,   kid, various styles, from    7. **"*-;...'. '���"  ��0  ai d  25c  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  erghAnts  NELSON ELEGT  TRAMWAY  CO., L  .fi  U  N  L���  iON,,  5LE.  c  .E.T  ' TIMET AI  STANLEY STREET���  ��� ���  .   .   ���  7.00  7.40   .  S 20 a. m.  9.00  9.40  10.;  0  Every 40 minutes  un  til 10.  20 p. in.'  "  BOGUSTOWN���  __  7-  20  8.00        8.40 *  9.  20 a. m  io.oo     10.40-  11  20  Every 40 minutes  un  til 10.  40 p. m.  ,  Lots.  . Warehouses.     Offices.     Apply. A. V. MASON,  Man. Sec.  The Car Barn, Phone 16*56.-     ��� 'A     :'- -'���-���-  *  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near "Ward Street, Nelson.  few Fall Goods  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  Kiqe Line bf trouserings ^  John Small wood  y^SEKtHAKt-TAILOR'.'1  Ward St., next new P. O. Eldg., Nelson  Frank Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SuiiV33YOR  Head Office Nelson, B-C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson. Kaslo; Sand&n, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  JUinds and Mineral Claims Surveyed  ���  and Crown Granted ,���/���'.  P. O. Eos 5C3      Offico rKootcnay St.. Nelson  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  TRftDtff Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  ' Anvojio seridlnir'a sketch nnd description may  qulcUIy 33Cortnln our opinion freo whetlicr an  Invention is probnbly pntentable. Communlrn.  tlons strictly conlldcntlal. Ilimdbookon Patcnta  sent froo Oiliest npency for securlni; patents.  Intents taken tbrouKh Jlunn & Co. receive -  fecial notice, without chareo. In the  ��� ������* Sdtiiilic Jfiencati. ���  A hnndsnmely ilhi"itTn��ed ���wcoltlr.". IiRrceat.clr-  culatloirof UTiy BCtentiflc journal. 1 crrtis, fo a  yenr; tour months, ?1. Soldbyall Bewsilealera.  " MUNN-& Co.3ciBfoad^New York  -    Branch Office. 625 F St.WaBliwiston.D.C-  ' '      _*-.���-^ ���������:At, .   Se wi n g Mac ti iii as and ftpos  Fo r R e n t a h d fb r Sate  Orders by Mail to an^'. branch.will iave prompt and careful atten  ion.  W.G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given ou stone, brick  aud woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Saie  Old C li rluslty Sft o p^ J p.sephlrie - S>��a Kelson  Tents and Awnings made a.nd repaired.  Clothing t-learodd and m-ended.   .'  Over the Wallace-Miller Co., Mm  ������ ��^>'ViC"��^iT��'w **  .-������������� -**-^r*����"-"* ���- ifff-*-���*(���-   - i nltlmui  t)  v. <  \$\A  3V  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  :-:'rv!^^^iS^'4iW^*S^P^|  ��� ��� 'A/ A': ZAZA//yAAAAAyZBM^mi  7:.':y:'7A7:r^.::y^yy;y^00^^0M  7.7'.. A'   ���'���'���'���a'.'  H O-/ 77 aOOO if;t\:'//BSa^K^&Si^S^Bl  MJJ^��*B*lM����r*^^  9  iaAATSZa 7,7Zyy7Z:M  ^���lAAAoISfl  -��� 74H ,oJt7,;7ft7^Mp��ftif|  ��� ������ ��������� ��� 777-7 .%a*5MKSS"  W725&S&KS2  0 0  requiring  7*o      ;H77'.;'"aa7H;7ifefe',l  "tt'^^S^SSSfi-l  A$&m  '.���.Ayyy/TtrM,  ff;fllffi  ;':AkAAj*SI  i.aAlii^ll  ing.  about it   Mrg^NI^  SThe  only  really first-class  P  \\&nr fh*>m .'    Riiw   tWam fmm nc .��� ������:. - A.- .-o;'.;.���.,  Hear them.    Buy them from us.  I A:^A il ^^AJ;;^4^|  ��������:A,.* v- '*~  '��� '�����*: t^'-w-I  | A �����. ^3^^-^^^^f I  i'"#;..^S:*S^  [ ^-:;:x^r,^'fj*^��fe^3t&B|  \v'A,rA^Ai-'^:^^m  ,, ,H;7'7V7";:7?SsissBHl  ;fto o..,;^-7f!Jau��i  rj2^S^S5^jg5gS5^?g^SB*g-g^i^^  ���Tn.'raiS^^SSSts^ssss^^  ItMlllflS  --.���', '^5>i.':A-;|  Individualities.  ���'.'������������ Shortly before Napoleon III.'appropriated the vacant throne of France he one  day asked "a great lady to explain the  difference between "an accident" and *;a  piisfortunc."    "If," she said, "you were  to fall, into the Seine, that would be an  a'cc;ident; if? they. - pulled-, you but again,  that would be a,-.misf.brt"une.''.;;o ���'���.��� o  : -;A little girl Mas  writing a ��� composition  on  the', rabbit; a^^^ ha'Vinj'-  seen a creature of any sort,'enquired of  aec. teacher.; whe th er 'the,,���rabbit had -. a', j.  tail.77"Yes, a small. one>-VNicme to-s^ak;'!-  of,"-answered:the teacher. . Thi3 id the "  rway the little girl introduced  the ���lna**-.'  ter in her composition: "The rabbit li:i�� I  a small tail���but you mustn't talk about i  it." A:AA"/A-:  ��� ���.'������:  ' V 'o.;      .i  ��� A newly-arrived Westerner was con -A  fronted in a street of New York late afe'i'  night by a ruffian with leveled revolver, \  ^^^-wlio^m'a'd'e���thc^sf���-���ereotypedH=dema ml A  "Give ilie your money orj'll blow your'  brains out.". "Blow away," said tho!  "Westerner; "you can live.iawNew York \  without brains, but you can't without i  money.".: / j  ;   Recently a boating party, on'the" Bos-1  ton Harbor, was. passing Eainslord Is-;  land, upon which there is a farm school (  .. for wayward boys.   It being a holicl-iy. i  .these young farmers had the freedom of ;  'the island and were apparently having a .  very jolly time ori the shore. A lad of '  .   seven, 'who had beeri intently watching  their sport from the deck of  the boat; _  turned to his mother and said eagerly: ���'���  i'lloyr: bad do  you have to be  to get !  there, mamma?" ��� ..'   ":     j  -���_:!   There, was good-talk at a tea party '  * given once 'at the observatory of Cam-  fbridge, England.       Sydney Smith   was  jthere,.and,although he. took the wonder-  iul work of the place seriously, he had'  |a light manner  of  expressing himself.  ���The party had been led up, to look at  ���a.'Jupiter,   and- this  was,.his    comment:-,  a; '"Jupiter?^ . If ��� you: hadn't "told . me,   �� '  'should have taken it* foi. a bad shilling.1*  ."Where is Sir John Herschclr" asked one  ;of the guests.    "He is at the Cape of  Good Hope," said the Astronomer, Airy.  ."He was ordered there "to observe  the  'stars of the southern hemisphere." "Ah,"  said Sydney Smith, "I-suppose you astronomers,j?rhen .you a.re'f ill, arc ad visied  ���to eliange your "stars just as.we ordinary  "mortals are told to change our air."   .  j   It is  related  that  one; evening  lasl  , ^winter, .at. a. dinner given in honor of  A. -Mrs."-*-Pat ."Campbell, iti; New'; York,  th'.,  ���..-:'|Ebglish.-actress .remarked,;loftily: "They  7-   wanted meftb:play~H'Te$s.of the D'Urber-  '-ivilles''inSEngland,. but Jrtliought it u  ivulgar character, and I can t be gross.  iyou know." This from the woman whose  :-   jwhole; fame.rested on her imperaoaation--  |of women with -malodorous pasts or no -  Itoriou's-presents was ���.astpundm^t.oal  'present, each.one of whom had saids��dmr>  -" ��� thing in exteriuationn of the sins, of pooi  iTess    and  in   admiration   of   Hardy'?  jmasterpieee  as   a  dramatic   'character  jdrawing. .For a moment  there ^vasai  ���*'   jem'barfass'ed silence, and .then Miss \yav  ~... iren, who is to star in the play .this sea  ' " iaoii; spoke up innocently:-"Itis dc'eaclf1:  ito be so sensitive.   I expect, Mrs. Camp  ibell, you find it hard even to accept yen:  Islasa^Ltfe.^033 receipts." ._  ;   -Au7English  baronet ;is   notorious   }*Q;-:  aliis   literal'. application, of o the  proverb,  a winch, recommends .thafc';paTticular cari-:  !sliould be   exercised  over  the  hoardi'nj;-  !of the pence,'in order. that the pound.-,  may be: loaned at sixty per cent.   Afev>  flays'ago he took a. lian3om at Piccadill.;...  X'ircus, and told the man to drive-lib;  .1.0 Victoria Station, where he generous  7)y. presented him /with ���.thd.;..siun.-6f ;on .;  .���.'fhiliing.-   "It'-a ���a.;loVIg way^fgr ja. hob.'  commented  tlio.-; disgusted .aTJelii'ioo.'..:. "I  - would ���' diaye* ���''boen,.'Jshortpi*'-'if  you   h:tt";  come 'through.-tho'..Park,"   politely su^r-  ���.gosted ���thea,bnrpnet...;'tTlic. Parki.sjdpsei"  "to-day;"'replied'-the cabby.- griillly. '."Jn;  ���deedl'-'.Wid' the baronet, incredulously.  "And,may  I ask  why?"    "H'eause-- Si-  ������h-. ' ' ..��� ".'- lest siypence'in there yes-  terday^.and .the gates are' to, ,be closc'C  until it. is ".found!" -'And tlie.l'grin.of tlv  .bystandiiig porters could he- heard hall  way dovm Buckingham Palace' road.  iLHaGhicagOH=Hmillionainc,=.Cre.ojg.!ioL,..J31iJlil1  had an extraordinary hobby. He was  connoisseur of Irishmen,- according to thr-  iocal' -papci'3. .."Though, on Himself b;  ' would never spend more than 15 or 20  cents a day, he thought nothing of buy  ing Irishmen sumptuous dinners, wit!:,  champagne, in order to hear'them talk  in their mudcal brogue. An Irishma:  once played Coloncl.C'line false.. He stoU  ia pair of boots "-from him. Discovering  : tli o ' theft,- the "millionaire", pursued '. the  "Irishmari,���-oyertaking ���,h.ini as.-he.'was  ;abo'ut; to..:entQr .a p.iwrlshop with*, .tlio  ��� bootsiin rhis.-har.d. ..' ,:Tligse _ are- iny  -boots; you .have'stole.h :them,'J .said'.Col  "dnel ClinO.. '"Sure, it'was only'a: joke."  said the Irishman. But. the; inexorable  millionaire haled the thief ' before a  magistrate, and here again the man repeated: "It was. only a joke, your honor." "Only a joke, hey?" aaid. the magis  Irate. "Well, Mr.. (.'line, how. far away  from your house had he carried the boot-  when you overtook him-;" "Over a mik-  sir," replied the millionaire! "Held fo:  court," saida.the magistrate! "This is v.  ease of carrying' the- joke too-far."  ^���o^i.^gjCTOMe.v^uii, ��� us'.;  ^^ivi^^E^a:  THE   CELEBRATED  ;ARa PIPES.  a     ;     " .AbOUt   Cit3.:;    '���'"''.  The folio-wing was tho reply to.a question, on Cat3'at a reccuL Board Schoolcrv*-  amination:  "The house cat is a loui-legged quadruped, tie legs as ushnl being at the four  corners.,. It is \vhqp. .is asometimcs. ca 11 ed  a tame animal, though it feeds' on mice  and birds of. prey. Its colours are'  striped, tortushell and blacky &i*o black  and white .and others. Ca;ts iu.,o niow,  ���vhiQi'iyoiioihave a)l*."'h.efd. When you  stroke this* tame quadruped by drawring  your'hand along its back, it cocks up it's  tail like a ruler,;so as you can gct'iio  further. ' NcS:ei:."'sfrok'e':Ufc*e%air^'e('i."r.o*t.  as it makes all' cats scr'at ilk a ma<i:._; Its  tail is about: two .foot long, and its legs  about one each'-.''' Don't teeze cats, for,  firstly, it is wrong so to do, and, 2nd,  civta .'have clauses which is longer than !  people' think. .'Cata have ,3 livescs, hut  which is seldom required in'this co-untry  cause of Christianity-. '���;Men oats arc alius called Tom, and girl cats Puss cr j  Sisas; but little cats' is called kittens,  whieh is a wrong name v.'hieh ougMcr ba  changed. This tame quadruped am see  in the dark, go rats stand"no chants,  much less nuce."  UJ  I  H  m  O  id  G  CO  |MHMml * A'A'A" A*. ^aaZA/, A1  v r?:^v  WrRThurman;  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Dorfiinion and  Provlnciai-;  , Land Surveyor ,  ���0O:S, CustomsKaus3, Kmizl  Nottingham, England.  .^^sSfSl-l  avy Cut Mild, Medium and Ful!  _Ji[||iire yAMM:  "AZ/A/7k\  yy/Ts/Aim  Cut Cigarette  Tobacco,  j   Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to tone  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGEMTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  toil & CO., L'td, Victoria, B. C.  ,Pr  >^^<^o^^  <9  ���'��� ���.>'��� ��� ��������� ���������.���.������' ;���������  U^lio,  i  i  MONTREAL, Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cor*  _ dovan" Gloves and Mitts  IE)      R.H.CARLEYfB.C.Agt  -ji  nit  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  K\\ (.iderr.niiis-l he i:Ccompnni<��l !iy m?h nnd bbduld be foiwardtd  ti: !tr i <rbi;i. iii ij or by mail to lhe office of .    -  W.PATIERNEY, GENERAL ACERT  m THE NELSON ECONOMIST  T&a "Ciuprorae Master  oi'  Sh-r  t*r*  m  m  I  1:  KA  ?{'{������������  This title, acccrd'-*,*- to -M*.-. T. M. P.-.:.  rott, belongs to Guy de Maiipassar.*,  of whom, he tells ii*, no formal b.o  grap'ny has appeared in the ten years thri  have elapsed since his death. After staling that the short story, a3 it is .71  present understood in France, is the [it:-  duct of a French poet's a cqu a in hi ������.(������  .with and translation of the works c'  Edgar Allan Toe, "Mr. Parrott admii:  that, 011 tho other hand, "there is rw  ���writer living or dead who' exercises n  inorc profound and stimulating intliienc-  upon contemporary American short-ston  ���writers than the greatest master of tht  conte in l'*rancc, that clear-sighted, sure-  handed, cynical, unhappy artist, Guy d  Maupassant." Of his talcs we read (i"  tho "Booklovera* Magazine," Philadelphia) :  "Through them all flows the same spirit, masculine, materialistic, humorous,  keenly sensitive to all the beauties of  nature, bitterly contemptuous of all the  barenesses of man, vibrating between an  almost animal enjoyment of sensual  pleasures and a morbid and abnormal, it  hardly mystic, obsession of the horror  .of the suprasensual arid the unknown. ���..  "His master was his old friend 'anil  godfather,   Flaubert,   the     founder     in  ���'���Franco of the realistic novel, the minute  ��� and laborious psychological analyst, the  martyr of the written phrase. Flaubert's  theories of; composition an well-known,  as is the prolonged ag'ony which attended his putting those theories into practice.    But to the strong, confident and  restless    youth lie proved the  uest  of  masters.    Flaubert   taught  his   disciple  that talent was, after all, the art of taking infinite pains in unwearied patience,  that  evcTV   individual   thing   or   person  ���was, in truth, an individual and not a  mere  member   of  a   certain   class,   and  that 'whatever be the.thing one wishes  to say, there is but one noun to express  it, ono verb to give it life, ono adjective  to qualify it.'    Above all, he held him  back from  premature publication.    For  seven years Maupassant served his apprenticeship, writing verses, stories, novels,   even   a   'detestable   drama,'   all  of  -���which were first submitted to the master  and then committed to theflames.   Small  ���wonder   then   that   when    Maupassant  made his debut he dax/.led the public like  a Minerva sprung  full-armed from  the  head oi Jupiter.    Small'wonder, either,  that  ho   acknowledged 'throughout ohis  life the lasting debt he owed his teach'ei."  "Maupassant has sometimes been described as carrying the art of Flaubert  to  its highest  pitch  of  perfection, but  this ia a most uncritical view.   We can  only  regard Maupassant, as  surpassing  his master whon we place the technical  skill of such performers as Sarasate and  Rosenthal above the creative genius", of  Mozarfc'ani Beethoven.   It is, after all,  oniy tlie technique ol an arc tbat can  "be  transmitted   from   master   to  pupil.  Maupassant's-.vigorous talent;and perse-  - vering etiidy ended in giving him.such a  .command of his master's methods that  ���ho attained with ease "and swiftness effects that Flaubert accomplished only  after long toil and" agonizing-effort. Yet  *Flaubert's four novels, produced at long  intervals during a period of nearly thirty year3,  occupy  a place in  literature  '���:��� far above the twenty-seven volumes of  Maupassant,- turned out at' an average  rate of'two'or more a year." . /. ." . ;  As to the subject matter of many oi  his stories, Mr. Parrott reminds iis.that  Maupassant found .'fa tradition of indecency ready made to his."hand," and  neither histempcramentnorrthe circumstances of his life disposed him to break  free from. thi3 tradition. But the writo*  goes on to say: 7'^  "It is not, I think, en the score of"lm-.  iinorality that the permanent deductions  from Maupassant's reputation will; have  to be made before his, fame 13 secure  hut rather on the ground that in consequence of his theory that in art the tub  ject was nothing'and the style -waa all,,  ihe too often squandered the resources of  his superb tec)nuqu& upon utterly trivial  and'unworthy subjects."   To_qupte_againi_on the subject of hi.-  limitations and chara^tcri'sticg"as~a=^"V't-  er: ' A-'o-..      :o'\  "He waa at bottom not a thinker, nor  an analyst, but an observer; and when  ihe quitted his own field, the transcrip;  tion of observations and experiences, foi  a region where the main interest lay 11:  the ���'hidden causes of things, his powers  failed him; he became diffuse, uncertain.  ' iind at. times almost dull.; .    .   .���;  "His chief.- characteristics as a. writer  of short stories are, it socms to me, verr  satility in choice of- subjects, clearness  jn presentation, an easy mastery of incident and- 'character, and an almost  unique power of isolating and individualizing. Ins scenes and figures so as' to  mako them, as it were, stand out from  the canvas. He has a trick, for it is  nothing more, of framing his stories in  a setting which tends, usually by con  trast, to, bring out and heighten tlieir effect. For instance, the gruesome story  of 'la. Mere Sauvage' gains in horror  from its contrast lo the dainty bit. of  nature worship which introduces it.  "The one dominant and persistent note  in Mfli-possaiTt's work is hia pessimism.  It comes like a1 cloud between the sun and  the world bf men, and straightway all  man's deeds and dreams aud desires  grow dark and repulsive.''  Feminine Figures.  ��&.������_:#-  JL_J# iL.  "No," said the Avornan in tbe case, "1  cannot marry you; the disparity in our  "tges Ls an insurmountable barrier." "But,"  answered the man who would a hubby  be, "you admit to 7 having celebrated  twenty-two birthday anniversaries, aud  I am onlv : ten years vour senior."  "Truo," said ihpjoy- one; "but think of  the difference ttfTinty' years hence;, you  will ba fifty-two and I will be'twenty-  seven." And, being a wise man, he said  never a. word, but lot it go at that.���  Ohicago "Daily News."  But for lace and lingerie woman would  have little temptation to. be vain���and  man little temptation.  &  Papa's Idea.  Lord Littlecask (lovingly)���You are  my soul.  Edith���Yea; I told papa that. "Oh,  ���what did he say?" "Said you didn't cam  enough to keep your soul and "bcclj- together.',���"Judge."     ��� .    ���  Byeache and  ache,  4_ Eyestrain  '***        causes  I30lh.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  .���'-.. A-iZZ***    "-****_  ^'���^Ntr^.VesyK EYES  CSRES ALL EYE DISEASES      ���  UlRAMED EYES.SCALES OH L.D&yJk  GRANUIATIOM ETC.      !x����  IMPORTERS   OF  e and Fancy Dry Goods, Millinery! Hose, Men's Furnishings  Baker  Street,   Kelson.  Anecdotalo  ' Dr. "Woodrow Wilson, president of  Princeton University, is an admirer of  Charles Lamb, and has had access to  many private papers that illuminate  Lamb's character well. "In one of his ua-  publiAcd letters," Dr. Wilson ' said the  other day, "Lamb speaks of getting his  publisher drunk. 'This was a case,' he  !<ays, 'of putting my wine cellar in my  bookseller.'"  It 53 related that once, when "Punch"  printed a cartoon representing an imaginary conversation between James McNeil  Whistler and Oscar Wilde, Wilde wired  \Vl1i3tler: "Eidiculous; when you and I  are together we never talk about anything except ourselves." "You forget,"  replied Whistler in a return telegram,  "when you and I are together we never  talk about anything except me."  The following story is credited to a  New Orleans lawyer, who was asked to  address the bo\*sof a business school. He  commenced:���"My young friends, as I  approached the entrance to this room 1  noticed on the panel of the doer a word  eminently appropriate to an institution  of this kind. It expresses the one thing  most useful to the average man when ho  steps into.the arena of life. It was������-"  "Pull," shouted the boys, in a roar oi  laughter, and the lawyer felt that he  had taken his text from the wrong side  of the'door.   , ���,/.������  .-.,-Of Mis3. "Bee^: Drew., John Drew's:  daughter, it is-said th/it one day. in her  childhood��� she asked her father how often a certain paper, "The Daily ������,"  appeared. "The paper is called the 'Daily/  isn't it?" Mr. Drew asked. "Yes," saiii  the young girl. "Then mustn't it cf necessity appear every day?" "I don't  quite see that," said Miss Drew. "It i.-  plain enough. Why don't you see. it?''  .lier'-'father*'asked."   "Because,"   she   an-'  swercd, "if 'The Daily, ' must appeaT  every day, then 'The Century' must appear every cchturv."  .  Out of the five million selfTSuppoi'iiap  women_in the United States (those in  domestic service not counted), few comparatively have become journalists. Of  those  the majority gain  their  training  -   th*  "nrpT'tica"   fiifliinn   of   an   older  daj.   Jiany fall out of the ranks early,  ���ixne   iieVcr . go   beyond   the   "prentice"  stage, some advance ana attain all the  honors  in   the  gift' of- the  profession  That newspaper work claims the greater number i3 due to the fact that news  papers pay better than any other join  nals.   But whether in the stress and ex  citement of work on a morning paper, oi,  following the quieter routine of a week  ly,  or   the  more  literary  duties.: of   a  monthly, in no other calling are then  such possibilities:  not so much for foi  HtiWobr~ior~aiubitibu3=adva^  for gaining an ever-deeper knowledge of  humanity; for giving and winning sym  pathy; for keeping in touch with growing and  widening movements in which  the worker mav alir��.. .  iJlcKcns, who never liked Thackeray,  told a:friend that'he could see notliin<!  to" admire in, one of the latter'a novels,  then being serially produced; and the  friend,'who knew both the great authors,  with friendship's traditional "good-na-  turedness'' reported the opinion to  Thackeray. It -must; hnve rankled, deeply, but all the co j'.icht Thackeray made  was: "I am afraid I cannot return the  compliment, for there is not a page that  Dickens has written which I have not  read with delight and admiration."  Franklin Pierce, a,t the itime of hia  nomination for the Presidency.) of the  United States, in 1S52, was scarcely  known to the public at large. When the  news of his nomination reached Boston a  well-known orator was) addressing a  Democratic meeting. The chairman  whispered the name of the ca-ntlidatc io  him. "Ladies and gentlemen," said he,  "I have the honor to announce ts you1  the nomination for President of that  great statesman, that illustrious citizen  that noble man whose name is known  wherever'the flag floats���whose name is  a household woTd���whose name���whoso  name"���(turning to the chairman) "what  the dickens did you say liisi name was?"  Joaquin Miller, "the Poet of the Sierras," recently visited a friend in Boston.  This friend, whose literary tastes run  largely to Emerson, Browning and Mac;  teiiinclc, found the venerable poet in the  library one afternoon deeply absorbed in  a hook. "What are you reading?" asked  tho Bostbnian. "A novel hy Bret Harte,"  replied the poet. Tlie Ilubbitc sniffed.  "I cannot sec," said he, "how an immortal being can waste, his lime with  such stuff." "Are you quite sure," asked  Miiler, "that I am an immortal being?'-  "Why, of course you are," was the unwary reply. "In that case," replied tha  Californian, grimly, "I don't see why i  should be so very economical V mv  iime."  An Irish Miracle.  "And is it swimming you manef observed the O'Flaherty.   "By Jabers, thia,  j ye should Mfi the little divils of South  ��� Say Islandera!   Sure, and they 1*1111 down  to  the beach and dive into  thu water  i ^-S��,bs!sH|g tfoy can-walk .*t.��- *i ^A  NELSON ASSESSMENT OlSTRIOI  Court of Revision and Appeal  Take notice Miat I sliall lio'rt a Court ol" He-  vision and Appeal loi- Hie Nelson As-K<;.st;inei;t  Dislriut for Inuring ami ill luriuiniiig any  ���appeals iij;>itnsL ilu>. u-Hsesninunt m:ulo for lhe  yi-iir.lUlU, at Ilie 1 laces and at ilie times undermentioned:���  Alllie ollice of tlio ���Provincial Assessor &  L-'oll-ctor, Nelson. or.Wei.luesi.la.v, U10 litli ilny  01" March, IU01. atthe hour of IU ti'cl<>ulc in the  furenooii.  Atthe office of thi* Provincial Constable, at  Ymir, on Monfluy, Uie 111!i day of March, UKH,  it the hour of 1 o'l-Ioi.Ic in tlie al'lcrnoon.  Nolson, B. Li., JnnuaryJ9l.il, ISO-i; ��� .  Vi. A. Jowktt,  JudEe oi (lie O.Mirt o!  Revision and Appeal,  Ktlson AsKcsiimrit Dislrict.  uJS'6  vTrhnmnv ia  111- _"_*H_in_SKI---./  HI 11 LOijUnlli IL  il llatpci  The Hilarious SufBciericy.  Tbe Comedy ofthe Day.  Don't  !SS  L,  "Say. Mister Officer, if this young lad}  is engaged to two fellers at onet, can't  she be arrested fer bigamy i'V-'QivrT  Gladiatorial Athletic3.  The London "Lancet-"' says that athletics in England have developed too  much into gladiatorial displays by picked  competitors struggling to win prizes or  to earn wages before huge crowds or  spectators, and can hardly be regarded  as effective agents in the development ofthe physical strength and physical activity of the people.. There is the same tendency in this country, but the fact merely serves to make more imperative the  need of supporting and extending such,  systems cf pliysiial training as have for  their chief aim strength and not faino  Mother���What did you say when  {"randnia gave you a piece of cake? Willie���I told her I hoped it was a3 good as  it was s-nall.���"Pick-ilc-Up."  The largest and best assprtment of;famcy;Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches. {China Cabinets, Ladies1*  Secretarysj Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  #1  <-7r--/  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS,  i-'j;:  Bartlett, House  (Formerly Uliirkc riouse)      ���-.'. ?.���  The best 31 per day house in Nelson.  Xoue but white help employed.    The bar  the best.     ���'���'.��� :.. ������   /  G. W.   Bartlett,   Prop  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and NeSson  BAKER STREET. NELSOM,  B. C  KOOTENAY  COFFEE CO.  "     Coffee Roasters  p��a,erB '"Tea arid Coffee  as^^����ac-*��-*^^������x^��fefe^^  ' We are oHt-ring at lowent prices the best  ? grades oJ Ceylon, India, China aud Japan  'Teas.   .  1 Our Uest Mocha and Java Coffee per   '  - pound ". ....S  40  i Moclia and Java Blend, 3 pounds.  I Choice f (lend Collec, 4 pounds....  Especial Blend Coffee,Bpounds   \ Hio Ulcnd Coffee, 6 pounds ...  Noli g e 10 Ore d i to r sr  IN.   THE  SUPREME' COURT,0>  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, IN PROBATE.  CM    THE    GOODS    01.*    FUKl)    TnKGOXrN-O,   DE-  CEAhSliD, ISTliSTATK.  Notice is .hereby given-that the creditors  and others lmviiig elaims against nald de-  feused, who died ut Phoenix, .Arizona, on or  Hbout, the; (Jtl) day of October, A. D. 1902, sire  required on or before'the 15th diiy of March,  lliUI, to send by post, prepaid, or deliver, to  iho undersigned, Administrator or the per-  Konal estaU" and clluutKor the said deceased  in the Province of BrillKli Columbia,  1 heir Chris! lun and surnames, addrt'BBCS and  description*, (lie lull particulars'of tiicir  cliiiins, thestiileinont of their accounts and  the nature ofthe securities, if any; held by  thi-m.  And further tako notice, that after said last  mentioned d.ito the said adininislralur will  piocpocl to dislribulc the nssels of the de-  .eased anions .iiui parties cnliilcd thereto  liavlnjr regiircl only to the claims of which  lie. shall then havn notice, nnd that the said  Administrator-will not be liable for tlie said  assets or n ny part thereof to any person or persons of who.se claims notice Khali not hiive  been reeelt'cd by him at the time of such distribution.  Dated tnis 2'ith day of January, A. D. 1904.  John Elliot,  Administrator ot FredTrcgoning, deceased.  Certificate of Improvements.  Yukon Fractional Mineral Claim, situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay Pistrict.  Whore located : On Pear Creek, R miles  frniii Y mir.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of the  City of Nelson, jicting as iment for Patrick  Hilly, P*rcc Mim-i-'s Oerlifluito No. B *i8,S68,  Willlain AI. Cclll-v. h'yci: Miner's Ccrtltieale  So. 58,5Ui. A..T. Ilujjlics. Free Minor's Certili-  cate No.BSS.570. nnd John Ryan, Free Min-  im-'s Cfi'titicate No. Ii fi8.r,fi.|. intend Kixly days  rrom the date hereof to ap.^ly to the^Miniiii*  Itecoidcr for n Cciliiicate of Improvements  f��r the purpose of obtaininga Crown Grantol  the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under  Section ii" must bo commenced before the issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dtued this sand dny of December, 1��>3.  Joan McLatchie.  Corporation ofthe City of Kelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES   u  Electric light ralrs forlho month of January are now due and payable at the Olty 01-  ticos. If paid on or before Ute 15th February.  Nelson. January 20,190-1.     ������--��<7       X-  diecouiitof 30 per cent will be aTOWeg.  By order.>*<  aXC.McMORRIS  City Clerk.  East  Wlrinlpeg  Toronto  (ittawa  Montreal  New York  Via Soo Pacific Lino St. Paul, Chicago and  all U.S. points.  it Service from Vaneourer  To Alaska, Japan. China, Ilavrail, Australia  Settlers' Rates Westbound, sold dally till  November SO.. __  Throueh bookings to England and the Continent viuall S. S. lines.  For time tablcs.ralos and  infermation.ap-  pty to Io< al agenm, or write,  J.8. CAKTER,  IMst.PaB8.Agt.,  Helsoa.  E. J. CO YLK,  A. G- P. A.  Vajicouvor  Individual Instruction  1    ���        -  Bookkeeping,  Shorthand,  Typewriting,  English, Etc.  For rales cf tuition address,  W. E. Bodvins, Business Manager.  Kelson.ee,  Camps supplied on shorlet*.-.  aotice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  NcthingT but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��.C.TeAVES;ManaQer


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