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The Economist Feb 18, 1905

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 w  A&  0&~  .t /,  '/AUr  WM. R. HEA.BST: "1 have seen the  most beautiful lakes ln Italy and Switzerland, and all those lovely spots, but I have  never been anyLliinx liner than the Kootenay lalcc and the aVrrow lakes. We had a  delightful timo there. This was my first  trip through there."  s^��vv^^^��uv^^v^AA^AA*vsl  i^^V^^^  . 2 11905  ���   S-���  fygvSBir. Milts bat nerer sieen anything $  QnerUum the fruit of Netaon dlitrlct. He  added: "J didn't see the cherries or re��p-  berrles or gooseberries, bat if they compare with the apples, pear* and plums,  you have here a fruit country unsurpaiMd  >   by anything In the Dominion."  VOLUME VIII.  NELSON, B. C.SATtTRDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 19C5.  NTJMBEE  R^r%^  FANCY SKATING  IS IN VOGUE  Difficult Feats Done by  Women on the Ice.  WALTZING ONTHE ICE  Instructors in Great Demand-  Plain, Ordinary Skating  Nowhere.   -  Two consecutive old fashioned winters have given skating a vogue in  New York such as it had not known  in years. There has also grown an increased liking for fancy skating.  Many of the enthusiasts are .women.  Most of these women skate at least two  hours every day and several who are  practising' fancy skating take two lessons a day.  Up at the rink much patronized by  Manhattanitea who want elbow room  to take a turn on the ice eleveu instructors are now employed where last year  there were only four ; and every one of  the eleven is kept busy, not so much  with beginners as with men and wo-  "men, young and middle aged, who are  fired with a determination to Ai something really worth while on skates.  "Never before iu New York has there  beeu such a demand for lessons in  fancy skating," said an instructor to a  representative of .the Sun. "Some of  my most enthusiastic pupils are included iu thecoterie of fashionable  women and metTwho have' hired the  exclusive use of this floor���this ice I  -mean���one morning every week.  ���'On thut particular morning none  but themselves and their invited  friends can get in here. With few exceptions every-one of these persons is  trying to learn fancy skatingand a few  are tackling some of the most difficult  stunts ever invented for the skate.  With them plain, ordinary skating is  nowhere this season.  "Many of my patrons have been to  Canada���several took a. trip there lately  ���and in consequence they got a good  many valuable tip3, some of which they  are now trying to carry out. Occasionally one succeeds very well, but others  " Other popular double figures are  called Basket, Double Circle,  BUhop  and Choctaw, the last being a series of j J[ j  break-necks and cut-oil's which are  very popular with men. It is nut so  difficult, either, as thc Flying Mercury.  " Tn the breakneck figure the skaters  start in on the outer edge of one skate,  either the right or left, then take a  jump in the air, after that'll half turn,  and finish up on the outer edge of the  other foot, skating backward.  '��� Tbe Bishop figure really describes  the figure 3, and part ofthe time only  one skate is used. Tlie start is on the  outside of the skate and the finish is  on the inside.  " Of the single movements the toe  spins and the corkscrew spins show up  a skater's grit and perseverance as  much'as any, and almost as mauy vo-  .men try them as men. The corkscrew  is very pretty when doue gracefuily ;  but unfortunately all my pupils are  not graceful.  " It requires a nice balance, mosi of  the movement being with one" foot,  meanwhile keeping the other extended  in front of the skater raised a couple of  inches from the ground.  "A popular single movement with  the ladies is the waltz. Whenever the  orchestra plays a waltz, the middle of  the ice is always .re3erve<i for those  who want to practice it, the other skaters keeping to the sides. Many of my  pupils after they get some idea of the  TS AND GOSSIP OF THE  step prefer practising it alone, under" ^Manager .Cranston hsis about reached  my instruction of course, before trying  it with a partner.  "As a rule when starting out men  learn to skate more easily than" wo-  men. They seem to have more courage. After they are really at home on  skates, though, I dou't kr.ow but I  would rather leach' wom^n,/or the reason that they are moriiready t6~follow  instructions and do the same movement patiently over and over again f  No one__who lacks plenty of botli  patience and perseverance need ever  expect to- make a record at fancy skating."  LARGE INCREASES.  The Manufacturers Life  Insurance  Co. During 1904HasShown  ' Remarkable Progress.  are not so lucky.  "To become a fancy skater one needs  a lot of pluck, perseverance, exceptional  agility and grace of movement. For  instance, take the Flying Mercury  movement which is combined with a  waltz and is skated to waltz time.  Why, it takes months and months of  constant practice and innumerable lessons���one every day���to catch on to it  perfectly. ���_  "Oh, yes, it is a double movement.  Nearly all the popular steps are skated  in twos.  "As we teach' it here the Flying  Mercury is done to waltz time, one full  glide.taken to the beat of three and  the turn made ou the first  beat of a measure. When going at.full  speed and holding hands, the skater  ~who is skimming along on the outer  edge of his skate lifts the other about  two feet from the ground, sometimes  higher, without stopping���without  either of them stopping or losing step.  '���It isn't a question of size or weight.  I have sefen a slight young girl lift a  good sized man and a small man lift a  big woman.  "It can't be done at all unless the  skaters are going at a certain speed  and are equally proficient in skating  on the four edges of their skates���the  outer and inner edges of both right  and left skate.  &" Up to last year I never had seen  more than one or two couples do tliat  movement here. Now there are about  twenty-five couples who are quite proficient in it.  There appears in another column of  this issue a report of the transactions of  the Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.  during 1904. This company is cpi'-  tainly to be congratulated .on the re-  markable progross it has made. Special congratulations are in order on  the smalluess of its death chums, the  decrease in its expense ratios, and the  ncrease in its surplus to policy-holders,  This report is the tenth presented by  thc present management, and on that  account the Manufacturers Life gives  a comparison of the report of 1894 and  that of 1904. It certainly speaks volumes for the enterprise and success of  the management of the company when  they are able to state an increase in  assets during ten years of over five  million dollars, and an increase in income of $1,3GO,000. Insurance in force,  we notice, has also increased twenty-  eight millions during that time. Thc  increases during the year 1904 are  themselves very large. We notice that  the assets during this oue year have  increased almost a million dollar,  while the increase for the year is $223,-  000 more than in tlie 3 ear previous.  The company deserves great credit also  for once more holding its euviable  reputation in the matter of maintaining a high standard in accepting applicants for lnsurauce. As the report  says, the Manufact rers isa good company for good risks.  Mr. Justice DufF held his first court  in Nelson this week, and it is not saying too much that His Lordship made  ajiigbly favorable impression on those  who were in attendance at the court.  Mr. Justice Duff was a distinguished  member of thc British Columbia Bar,  and he brought to the B-jnrh a well  trained legal mind. While strictly observing all the duiies devolving upon  his exalted oflice, lie insists Upon a  thorough investigation of the circumstances bearing upon the case under  consideration, and he further insists  that the facts arc made plain to the  minds of the jury. He is patient  with the barristers and witnesses, but  at the same preserves the dignity bf  the court. Indeed, he ful (ills-Bacon's  definition of a capable judge���his office  is to interpret law,' not to make  law. In Mr. Justice Duff the  Bench has made a decided gain. The  public will have absolute faith in him,  which in itself is a ��reat advantage in  the administration of justice.  William Cranston, manager- of the  Nelson Opera House, left on Thursday  morning for .Chicago, on a mission tliat  will have more than ordiuary interest  to lovers of music in this Province.  is the first step.   He will if possible arrange with a first-class opera company  to spend the summer season in British  Columbia, filling in short engagements  under the circuit's management, and  also visiting the larger cities.     From  the tune of the correspondence he bos  hud, with a company there, he fVels  that there will be little difficulty in ac-,  complishing the object he has in view.  It is a musical organization of high repute and'has a-repertoire covering a  wide range of operas.     It is not Mr.  Cranston's   intention   to   bring   this  company here at' once, but he will  take short jumps from Chicago west,  reaching Nelson about the latter part  of April.   If arrangements can also be  made with a high-class dramatic com*  pauy to travel continuously around the  circuit, Mr. Cranston will be independent to a certain extent of the tramp  shows that have Infested the interior  of British Columbia for the past six  months.   It is earnestly hoped that he  will be successful iv his undertaking.  probable that anyone who would be I Every mail since the advertisement  willing to make an adverse report j appeared has brought him inquiries  would have done just as well.   Tbe I from iutending immigrants as to tbe  the conclusion that it will be impossible under present arrangements to  accomplish all that the British Columbia and Alberta Theatrical Circuit de-  ires in the way of securing good attractions. , He realizes that the class of  shows travelling this way is not the j player, and it is not-, on record  kin'dof- attractions suited to -the tastes  of.our theatre-goers. A higher grade  of en tertaiu ment is demanded, and this  It. is impossible to secure uhderexisting  conditions. It is thu intention of Manager Cranston to solve this problem in  This time the axe has dropped on  the neck of the chief of the fire department,- notwithstanding-- the  promise  given by John Houston when he wasa  ~ _t -    -       x  candidate for, mayor. Of course, no one  took Mr. Houston's promises seriously.  The most inexplicable thing in connection,with Chief. Steele's decapitation is the feet that it .was brought  about by a Spokane "expert" paid for  the purpose. This "expert" has  hitherto "been   known-as a baseball  that  fire chief had to go, and any kind of a  report from an "expert" wits sufficient  pretext to accomplish the object. "Expert" Stopher has returned to Spokane, and will probably get a place on  some baseball team- for the coming  season. There is nothing to show that  he is qualified for a position as fireman on any kind of a brigade. One  thing, however, must be said, even if  it is'to the credit of the council, aud  that is, if tbe expressed idea of securing aii outsider for chief is carried  out, it will meet with thc endorsation  of the citizens generally, and it might  ensure the permanency and efficiency  of the brigade.  climate and conditions prevailing here,  and as a result his time is pretty well  occupied answering these letters. Mr.  Annable is convinced tbat the coming  season will witness she arrival here ot  many settlers who are anxious to escape  the rigors of an eastern winter.  George A. Hunter, the well known  insurance representative, has just returned from a visit- to Toronto, where  he attended the banqnet given"on Feb.  2nd to tbe agents of the Manufacturers  Life Assurance Company. After the  banquet a meeting of the agents was  held; and Mr. Hunter aB the manager  of "Eastern British Columbia was  called upon to give -much information about the Province, and no doubt  we will be the gaiiiers by  the knowledge he imparted, as to our  resources and development. Mr. Hunter is one ofthe most capable insurance  agents in the Province, and an indefatigable worker in the interests of his  company. s -  "expert" -Stopher' was  even, a very  clever ball 'player.'/-'"His -nuwiner :of! - -Aid. -Annable' is* a busy man .these  testing the fire brigade was certainly days. 'A few weeks ago, he inserted a  not sujh aa to lead tc the belief that he j small advertisement in an eastern  knew anything about what he was ! uewspaper directing attention to tbe  p.dd   to report upon.  ,But his  work | fact that he had vast tracts of desirable  his own way, and  his visit to Chiuago j was evidently ,-satisfactory,  and  it   is| fruit land in  the Kootenays for sale.  The  Manufacturers  Insurance Company.  Eighteenth Annual Report  Life  The Manufacturers Life held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd, 1905. A detailed statement of the Report made will be mailed to all Policy-holders, or can be had on application at the Head Office.  The year ending December 31st, 1904, was very successful in every particular. Some ofthe most notable  and satisfactory features were the continued decrease inthe ratio of expense, when compared with either  premium income or total income, the large increase in surplus, and the extremely favorable mortality experienced.  The following table shows the growth during 1904 :  Year  1903  1904  Increase  Total Income.  $1,435,288.58  1,659,107.70  $   223,819.12  Assets.  $5,136,668.52  6.112,344.57  $  975.676.05  Reserves.  $4,461,800.00  5.255.07700  $  793.277-QQ  ���Surplus on  Policyholders  Account.  $621,265.47  771,869.12  $150,603.65  Insurance in  Force-  $34,392,303  37,668,468  $ 3.276,165  This being the tenth report presented under the present Management, the following figures are interest  ing as showing the remarkable progress made by the company during that period.  1894.  267,410.74  Net Premium Income   Total Income   Payment to Policyholders  Assets   Policy Reserves   Net Surplus   New Assurances   Assurances in Force   $  $  1904.  I.42I.347-82  1,659,107.70  339,691.26  6,112.344.57  5.255.o77-oo  471,689.12  7,107,148,00  37,668,468.00  $  Increase.  1. i53.937o8  1.362.639.39  289,621.80  5,291,023.69  4,626,648.00  421.559-30  4.396,393-oo  28,113,168.00  Harold Nelson cnme3 to the Kelson  Opero House on the evening of March  7 with "Paul Kauvar."  The operatic  concert  to  be  given  next Tuesday evening by Milton C.  Smith will be an interesting musical  / event.  296,468.31  50,069.46  821,320,88  628,429.00  50,309.82  2.710,755.00  9.555.300.00  In calculating the expected Death Losses for the year, tbe healthy males Mortality Table ofthe Institute  of Actuaries was taken as the standard for the whole business of the Company; but allowance was made for  the light mortalify which is expected in the first few years following the medical selection of the lives. Even  on this,stringent basis the Total Actual Losses were only 61.5 per cent, of the expected.  This is in accordance with the experience of previous years and bears out the reputation which the Company has for maintaining a high standard in accepting applicants for insurance.  The Manufacturers is a good Company for good risks.  The following directors were elected :���Hon. G. W. Ross, President; Lt.-Col. H. M. Pellatt, and Lloyd Harris,  Vice-Presidents ; J. F. Junkin, Managing Director; Robert Junkin, Assistant Manager; Robert Archer, A. P. Barn-  hill, S. G. Realty, C. C. Dalton, D. B. Hanna, Hon. V. W. LaRue. E. J. Lennox, Wm. Mackenzie, D. D. Mann, Lt.-  Col. Jas. Mason, R. J. McLaughlin, K. C, R. B. McLennan, James Mills, LL.D., Hon. J. Aid. Ouimet, R. L. Patterson, Hon. J. D. Holland, William Strachan,'A. J. Wilkes, K. C.  There will be many Important questions discussed at the meeting of the  Associated Boards of Trade next week.  It ls quite within the spbere'of the Associated Boards to discuss all matters  pertainlngjto the industrial aflairs of  the Province, buTtIie?eeliug seems to  prevail in some quarters that the primary object of a Board of Trade is to  take up only those^questions affecting  business. But every industrial^matter  has its effect on trade conditions,  and it therefore properly comes within  the sphere of a Board of Trade to deal  with all questions which have any relation to business, be it freight rates or  industrial development. Politics, however, should not enter into these debates, as is too often tbe case.  At a meeting of the Agricultural and  Industrial Society, held Wednesday,  lt was decided to hold the Fair three  days this year���Sept. 20, 21 and 22. It  is- the intention of the directors to  make the event even more attractive  than formerly.  - At a meeting of St. Patrick's Society-  held lost evening it was decided to  celebratethe anniversary of Ireland's  National Saint with a smoking concert,  and a committee was appointed ' to  make all tlie preparations. 'This.will  be no ordinary everyday smoker, but  an entertainment with all the advantages of a smoking concert, combined  with a musical entertainment and refreshments. An orchestra will be engaged for the evening, and only Irish  airs will be played.  Hon. J. H* Turner is rendering valuable services to tbe Province of British  Columbia in his capacity as Agent-  General, at Loudon. He has been giving lectures at various places, illustrating these lectures with views of tbe  -Province.���-The London-Morning-Post  of a recent date gives an account of oue  of these lectures delivered recently under the auspices of the League of the  Empire. The chair was taken by Sir  John Cockburn. After tracing tbe  early history of the Province aud its  rapid progress, due, to a considerable  extent, to the transcontinental railway,  the Canadian Pacific, Mr. Turner  stated that the new Grand Trunk Pacific would open up the Province to the  North, where the land was supposed  to be even better than in the South.  The climate of the country, its mineral,  forest and Agricultural wealth, its attractions for sportsmen were all dealt  with, while the descriptions of the  scenery by Mr. E. F. Knight, the special ct respondent of tbe Morning Post,  were read. In conclusion tbe lecturer  touched on tbe trade of tbe Province,  remarking that the tarriff had' undoubtedly helped it. A long .series of  lantern views followed the lecture, and  tbe proceedings closed witU the customary vote of thanks.      /\.'  The collW"'! on the .tramline last  evening was certainly serious enough  to demand a most searching investigation as to the cause. It is fortunate  that no lives were lost; indeed it was  only a miracle that there were no fatalities. Opinions differ as to where  tbe responsibility should rest, but that  it could have been prevented all are  agreed. That there was criminal negli  gence on the part of some one, can  G. A. HUNTER, Nelson, B. C, Manager for Eastern B C.-[scarcelybe denied,and uis u.eduty  of the authorities to hold such an. inquiry as* will determine the cause. Passengers ,on a street" car. are" entitled to  protection, and now is the time for  those in authority to show that they  are" not going- to shirk their duties in  guaranteeing reasonable safeguards to  to the patrons of the tramway. The  Economist is not pointing out to any'  one in particular as being wholly responsible, but it asks on behalf of the  public a searching inquiry into tbe  collision, so tbat greater care,may be  taken in future against a repetition of  the disaster of Friday evening. -  It is a regrettable clrcuoibtunce that '  after what has been written in these  columns on the subject, the game of'  "live pool" still flourishes in certain  haunts in this city.   Ij, is even asserted  that the Sabbath breakers take great  pleasure in playing the game ou the  Lord's Day.    This persistent desecration of the Sabbath should uot be per-* '  mitted.        AH   who   read   the    columns   of    the    Tribune     must    be  convinced by this time that Sabbath-  breaking is a great sin, and if the offenders could only be induced to listen ���  to one of Mr, Blakemore's sermons on -  "Sabbath .Observance," it is reasonably  probable that they would be convinced  of the error of their ways, and in future  abstain from playing the game on Sunday.     This paper has no personal object in making this fight; it does not  hope to win 'Mr. Blakemore's favor-;  that gentleman is not a subscriber to  .  the. papei ;   indeed    there- are   the  strongest reasons for believing thai, lie  does not know that there is such a publication, as The'Econobhst ini-xl.- '"  tence.   ��� But these things do not les.����"t.:  our obligation to endorse tbe'posuion '  be bas taken on the burning question  of "Sabbath Observance."  Tho Choral Society is making  gratifying progress in the practices now  being held. It may be inferred from  what has already been done, that thu  organization will not fall far behind  the Operatic Society in the appreciation  of the public.  From all points along the eastern  seaboard of this continent come indications that in general severity, the  winter-of���1904-5-will-be-a���reford���  breaker.  The correspondents nt the Coast of  the Opposition papers are still predicting dire disaster to the McBride Government. In the meantime, the Government does not seem -to be worrying  as much about the situation as the  correspondents would lead the public to  believe.  A Coast letter conveys the lament-  akle Intelligence tbat "it is learned on  good authority tbat keen mortification  and disappointment were expressed by  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor  at the marked absence of Mayor John  Houston, M. P. P., of Nelson, from  the banquet given at Carey Castle to  the Provincial legislators on Thursday-  night."  From all accounts the Rossland car-  nivnl is a gratifying success. Many  Nelson people have been present  throughout the carnival, nnd a special  train left this afternoon with a large  number to witness the Nelson-Fern ie  hockey match to-night.  Everything points to unusual activity in the mining industry the coming  summer. Late information from the  Boundary indicates a particularly  good season fot that district.  ,-The Watson company wilfbegin a  week's engagement at Victoria next  night.  ' -'"''���'I  ;---, Ail  .-��;i  yv  -���y ,.r'\_fi  I --.-  ��� ."UA:?I . ���>  I  ~T  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Published every Snturday afternoon at  \fXBKOS STWEKT. NKMON. B. C.  $1 Per fer Strictly in Advance  X  '  ^Advertising rates made known on application.      <���  All changes In adve.,Ms<..__<.nts to Insure  insertion sliould reach this office not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is'required, 11. Is  desirable that both th�� old address and the  new be clven.  Address all communications. "Publisher  of The Nelson iscoxomist. Nelson. B. C'  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The criticism ofthe Government's  policy by Leader Macdonald was  weak in the extreme, and it is little  wonder that it;was punctuated with  laughter, instead of applause. The  report in the Daily News, though  intended to be favorable to the Liberal leader, may have the opposite  result. There never was a weaker  opposition to any Government than  the one led by.Mr. J.. A. Macdonald,  of Rossland, and there was never a  more puerile criticism of a Government policy than that of Mr. Macdonald, leader of th*e Opposition.  The general expression of opinion is that the present would be a  a very inopportune time to introduce legislation such as outlined in  Mr. Hawthomthwaite's bill. The  smelters have uot made much  money do far, and the reduction in  the hours of labor would probably  have-the effect of closing in my of  them down for good, which would  Would be a great calamity. . The  mining industry, has now recovered  ��� from the freak legislation of former  Governments, and.it would be well  in future tb let capital and labor adjust tbeir own differences.  The fact that the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, closed with a surplus, instead o.f the customary deficit, -has caused some disappointment among the papers opposed to  the McBride Government. In accomplishing this desirable financial  state of affairs, the Government appears to have given offense to the  Opposition press, yet il is just exactly what Mr.~McBride promised  he would do, when soliciting the  confidence of the British Columbia  electorate.      Of course the Oppos  ition wolfid have~cTesired a deficit,  inasmuch as it would give them the  opportunity they longed for to pick  holes in the Government's. policy.  Reform in anything, especially in  finance, is tbe very thing the Opposition does not want at the present time.  The Daily News and the Tribune  are now engaged in printing campaign literature. Of course, no fault  can be found with either paper on  this score. They are opposed to the  Government, and hope for its defeat, and are printing columns of  stuff with the object of throwing  discredit on the Government. Bui  there is serious fault to be found at  the reckless manner in which both  papers are circulating unfounded  rumors as to troubles within the  ranks of the Government sup  porters. There are no dissensions  in the Government ranks, and the  attempt to create the impression that  the Government stands daily in  fear of being wrecked by its own  supporters is without foundation.  Readers of the News aud Tribune  will not be misled by these rumors.  Some days ago, the member of  ibe Local   Legislature  of JJritish  lopACrFIC  snter  Carnival  Rossland  eh* 15i IB, 17  Hingli; Fare for round trip. Good to return  vntil Kfljruary'20:h.  .Complete1' Programme Canadian Winter  Sports.    .  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention. '. -  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats aud supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES..'Manager  Championship  Contests  Hockey   Ski Running  -    Snowshoeing  Kotlce.  Take notice that I intend ionnpl3-(o the  Chief CotmniKHloner of Ijimld und Works l'or  pcnnlKsium to purchase the land hereinafter  mentioned nnd that mh:1i 'application  will be made sixty days fn,m�� ; the  date .   hen of. The      land      mentioned  U n* follows: :o Blmated on the Nortli  ��lii>ro of 'Kootenay Ulver. : Description' of  holinriurios of land: Commencing at the  Month We��t corner i��>��t or Lot.otVj. thence in a  Northerly direction 20 chains, thence. in~a  Westerly direction 20 chain*, thence In <i  S*mitlicri>- direction to North hunk of-Kootenay River, thence along water front to point  of commencement.  Kelson, B. C, January 7th, 1 SOS. ���  Ar^ux. ALLAN.  Notice.  Hixty days after date'l intend to'apply to  the Commissioner of Lands and " Works,  Victoria, for the purchase of the 'following  lands. Commencing at. thcSonth-East corner  of lot 6300, Gronp(l) one, Went Kootenay,at a  pout marked J. E. A. Sonth-WeHl eorner nnd  running North along Kast line of lot t>300 40  chains, theuce Kant 60chains, tlience South 40  chain*, thence. "West a long Columbia t Koote-  nay K*il\ray to place of commencement and  containing200 aercx more or le��s;   '' - '  Kelson, Dec. 5th, 1901.  ' J. E. AXXAIJt-E.   ���  NOTICE.  In the matter ofnn application for a duplicate of a Certlll<i\te or Title lo Lots 7,!), 10,11  and IA Block 1.3, .Lots Sand 4,'liloclc 23 and  Lot 12. Block 50,VNelBon City, (Map266).  Notice Is hereby given- that It is uiy intention to issueat the expiration of one mouth  from the first 'publlca tion hereof a duplicate,  of flie Certilicate of Title to .the ahove .mentioned ixils In the naihc of Henry Ja'coby,  which Certificate in dated t lie'-Billi day of April,  1892. and numbered 13873.V.  JLiitid ItesrUtry Ollice, Nelson, J). C.  28th December, 190*: '  "JI. K. MacLkod."  I>1b1 riel 'Registrar.  NiCKERSON,  THE JEWELER  BAKER ST. ?  We only'ask one trial to make you our cus  tinier. Fine Watch Jewelry, .Optical and  Silverware' repa Irlng mid?'every thing in the  line. -Reasonable charges. Work sent uh  from outside towns will receive the same care  as 11 personally delivered. , Difficult repairs  done tor other Jewelers/. ^'  IjADIES AND GENTLEMEN in <lilsnndad  Joining territories, to represent and adyertlse  the Wholesale'and Educational department  of an old established house of solid financial  statidIiig.oSalaryS3.50 per day, with Expenses  advanced each Monday by check direct from  headquarters. ��� Jlorse und buggy furnished  when ���ncccBHiry ; r.oxi.lon permanent. A'd-  dress. lllew lafcH. & Co.,Dent, (i, Mouou lilcjg--  Cliieaso. III.  AGENTS WANTED.  ��� - ��� /  Applications will be received b.y tho undersigned for Ihe position of agent for this locality. One willing to canvass picfurred, Good  position to tlie right man.   Apply,  ���   Occii>knta__ Loam & SJAvinos Co..  J>. O. Box 152. Vancouver,-11. C.  Vancouver, B. C, Jun 31,1905.  Columbia for Nelson wired tbe Tribune tbat the name of John Houston appeared on three commiteees  of the Asseaibly tor this session  thereof. The inference .conveyed,  and doubtless intended to be con  veyed, was that this showed the  great importance, indeed an. unusual degree ot importance, attached to  the  personality and ,tbe  value  of the services which would  '%      y      -��� ������ -   ��� ��� '  be rendered by the said member for  Nelson. Nothing, however, ^was  said regarding the member f <r  Ymir, Harry Wright, whose name  appears on Jliree of the most important committees of the Legislature for this session���those of public accounts, railways and miuing,  ou which, as otherwise, he will be  able to render valuable service to  his constituents and to the province: generally.  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Send Us ao Order for Your  Groceries,'lb Notice"  The promptness of delivery.      , -   .  The cleanness and freshness of Goods.  The full-honest-measure.  The quality of wnat you jjet.,  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otders.     A  This Week's Specials Are :.  14-lb Boxesof A 1 Cicamcry rBultcr at 27c  per pound.      . - ��� _,  Silver Spoou Ten, 00c per pound.  . Rajah Brand I'iucapple, '25c per ti n.  Clarke's lionolcts Chicken, 33c per tin     .  TIIO'EIS  Certificate of Improvements.  Little Johnnie Mineral Claim, situate In the  Nolson Minlhg'Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located:. On Rover .Creek, about  three miles from Kootenay River.- Take notice that J, Frank l-letcher, of the City .of  Nelson, nctins as nprentfor myself, Free Miner's Certilleate'No; USJ.oan, and A.. C. Fluni-  merfelt, Free Miner's -Certitlcate No. B80,0il,  intend, sixty days from lhe date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Kecorder fora Certilicate  of Impiovements lor tlio purpose of obtain-  Ininga Crown Urqiit of the .-ibove claim.  And further take notice'lhat.' action, under  section 37, must he commenced before tlie issuance, of such Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of May. A. O 1904.  Fjcank Fi.ktcheu.  JOHN BflcLATCHSE  Dominion and  Proyincia!  land Surveyor  Gp.B C. CustomsHgusb, Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  FIIOVIN���\-I_ I_AND SURVEYOR  .Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  I*. Oi. Box 508  .   Oflice: Kootcnav St. Nelson  Seys/ingMachinesandPianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curfosity Shop, Josephine Si�� Nelson  CO  YEARS'  ' Trade Marks "-'���  Designs- ";���  Copyrights Ac-  Anyone sending a shotnh and description mny  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether nn  Invention ta probably patentable.   Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents  sent free Oldest agency for securing patents.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive  tpcclaX notice, without chame. In tho .  A nandsomely Illustrated weekly. Ijirceat <rfr-  calatloa of any scientific itorna. Terms. $3 a  jfenr; four months. *L 8oldbyall newsdealers.  UM\ & Co.38IB">a^- New York  38wo3>^cfcffl5FBt_,W��ahBiBt(>ii.UG.   -.-  We bave a I^arge Stock of goods for  winter  wear  which we will sell  at a slight aclvaiice 011 cost in order to make way for our spring stock.  Some Children's Lines, regular price $t, now 75c. -  Good desirable homes, best locations and reasonable prices.  lols.  On Silica street,near Stanley���10 rooms.stone basement/furnace.   .Good garden, V/,  On Silica street, also close to Stanley street���7 rooms, 3 lots, splendid garden.     1 .-    o  On Stanley streot���G room cottage, partly furnished, with piano. 'Ansplendld bargain:  Several smaller well located houses ln diirerciul parts of tho.city.     _.   .      .,.    .  The above can be purchased on reasonable and easy terms)  ,"/      y. \     v:" ���  Lots In Fairview, the coming residential portion of lho City.      * .'      .0  Ranch Propertiss on the West rApm.;.:  Special  L-ne   of Miners' Hand   Made  Boots, regular, price $6 ; now  $4 50.    Another line, regular price $5; now $3.50.  WARD ST.  -��>^*><^hO-<X>,4><^S��^h<m>. ^<��^-��-��<��^<����<o��^����'<>h '���^>0<������  ���  '%&  JI  Ml GO a  J  .  Remember we carry only the best makes of Boots  and   Shoes, from  ihe most popular manufacturers. - -    -  1 $ The  largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House  in   the interior  ���  CIjSU  Baker Street, Melson, B. C.  444444999+999994++44444++444449999999944++4++4444444A:  1 BARTLETT  HOUSE |  + ���   1 +  ? (Formerly Clarke House) J  ^      The best SI per day house in Nelson.      None but white help employed    The        ��  ^ bar thc best. +  I Q. W. BARTLETT, PROpWEro�� f  I ��� +  ���>+++9944+++4++++++9++4G+$++++++4++++++94++4++44+9++++  f|     $1 per  day arad* up  _>  No Chinese Ernpioyed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  EH, B, C  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,  .    TWO BLOCKS FROVL WHARF,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  ./Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and  careful attention.'  St Pays-to, Deal with Rutherford  shes  Hair Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors.  WM; RUTHERFORD, Druggist  ���������.-���    ^    .--.������.  .WARD STREET, NELSON, B.C.  TH'ONE-A'2-14.'   -     ,-;  NIGHT PHONE Ba 14  Canada  ortgage  anent  ation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly fPayiTTer.t System  nd Quarts t  Dawson's " Extra Special" Scotch.    Grar.da Cigars.  .   Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.    -'  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  I  T  X  -:*���:���:<  -^S^a/ rents&Awnings Made arid Repaired  j CLOTHES    CLEANED     A A D   WEEDED I  4      OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C        l  4 ^9-.���y^.-.y-��:._v;^.:���.>���:���.>���:^>-,:. ..iZ-&^~:^r~4~4-4-9-4-4  V ���  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.-  Finest Quality of Bread.    Ahvays Sweet.    Beautiful to Lcok   Y.  X- at.    Delicious to Eat.    Try It. '       #'  i Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward.  X  'usr&ugr&i  h-fDl-n-orranhD-rc _  1  Vancouver arid Kelso  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B.C.  ���   >  ���"*  .���__      -���,      Ji,.      A.  E. K. STRACHAN!  1  Plumber and Gasfitter  J Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Gonnectidns, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.       J  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  siab'e,,Mels&n, Ba G�� :=-.-*���  ���C  ^^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^'^^^^'^^  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates given on stone, brick i  aud woodwork. ! Brick and Lime tor Sale  ���mvxx^.y^rjKir^xra^i**^^.��^.  *r,T.!^:-^<1*^(=n��*wn*i,:Ml0?1"i' vV *  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&r  i  SS?g3g^BjgTS?g3?3^^ i  ;'_  Talkin  achines.  Edison Phonographs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The New Edison Moulded Records,  at  50c each, $5  per doz.  er.  ier  -TV  es  i -  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45.  7-inch Records, $8 per doz.  10-inch Records, $11 per doz.  Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  i  ,'Heintzman Pianos  The . New Scale Williams Pianos  AT SPECIAL PRICES.   *   "  We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get the benefit, as we have no  ���   "sub agents" who must hnve a "rake off.;'  ��1     '  <&r.  VHV  Do  You  Want  JYour friend to remember yon  I forever?    If you do, make htm  J or her a present of a .   .    .    .  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE    '  PEN  Prices $1.50 to $10.   Lettas  jrat one aside for yon.   These  I are the pens you see advertised  I in the magazines.  We warrant  I them as -well as the maker.  They te tlie BEST  Cameras  CAMERAS  AND   SUPPLIES  EASTMAN KODAKS AND CAMERAS  FROM $1 TO $75  Mild HI! Illy i ��� llM^^J-_��^p��ffpF I  9  Wall  Paper  >  We can supply yonr  wants ior Fall House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP; V     *  Chinaware  '     . _ &  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China on it)  NEW GOODS ARRIVING WEEKLY  Reyal   Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,   Haviland  Limoges,    Royal   Worcester,     Foley,    Minton    an  Copeland's.    *  !  '-Wa,  II7 s.JJZ.l.S*-te\  '--!--v--;aj,.  ��� J* ,-y^.Ai  f ..;  ',. 1 '.'  A -  ook Company's  r^vr^^-^irrra^^  A great sale of Clothing, Men's Furnishings,  Wa  - The  quantities are the greatest, the assortment the most  varied and  the Prices the Lowest of any sale we have held i  fr-  G  G  .20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character and splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices makes interest and tD spare for careful buyers.  .Men's Suits, $7.50, $10.00. $12.00, $15.00, $iS.oo and $20.00.  jjazogsao  All sizes^. good cloth, strong and durable, audspecially'tailored, $1.25,  $2.06, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.        .     '  ~S   OF   HATS  ^Perfection  in   shapes, color  ancl style.      Prices,  $1.00, $2.co, $3 00,  $4.00 and.$5.00.  SHOES OF QUALITY AND STYLE  Guaranteed to give .perfect satisfaction.      The best   possible for the  money.    Ftlt Slippers at 25c, 85c, 50c, 75c and $1.00  I'SfTi  x/Si  >H  ���   Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where your dollars bring  .their value.  r^  K^  ���r MBM*'KTK����W.T=^aaL.-V��-WC=rXV*J  New York's Fussy Society;���  �� �� arr LLOWING for a certain differ--  fl ence in the degree of barbar-  Ji Ism," says Sydney Brooks ln  ."Harper's Magazine," "Rome  In its decline could alone furnish a  parallel to New York's Four Hundred.  The American aristocracy has ho equal  in Europe for ability to turn the simplest sort of diversion into a function,  and every function into a ceremony. It  is not of them ��� I write, though their  passion for incongruous artificialities  and the glare in which they live have  infected all strata. An exasperated  Englishman once described the social  atmosphere of Manhattan Island as  'rather fussy,' but that was only in  comparison with the English way ot  doing - things. The charm of London  hospitality is that there is never the  slightest strain put upon either host or  guest. Tho American hostess, like the  French hostess, feels that she must be  continually ���'entertaining' her guest;  she considers it a reflection on her hospitality-if the guest is'left a moment  alone; she looks upon It as .Ue_r duty Jo  be continually providing CresTi amusements, and is constantly troubled \>y  doubts as tn whether the visitor ls really 'enjoying' himself. That is one of  the reasons why Americans, after th��  pampering they get at home, are apt to  feci themselves neglected In London,  and left out in tbe cold."  Complimentary.  He���My people are bothering me te  marry Miss Mayfor<3. -  She���You'd be very lucky if you did.  She is very. clever and very beautiful  He���Oh! I don't  brains and beauty.  Viou.���"Punch."  want    to    msirrj  1 want to many  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  ���  ���  The Effect on Him  "My wife took great palna -wltti tht  ftalad, and I " '  The dyspeptic saueezed out a ��o';t ��f  fea.ve-ttiercy-upon-U3   grin. ,  **���took great pains from tt."  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention -given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders to Joe D. Downes, core of  Uie Old Curiosity Sbop.  51.50 per chimney.  Almost the toughest thing in the "whole of creation is a "pinto" Broncho when he is in  fighting-humor - .._ - . -   Now his hide is just as tought as he is, and that part above his hips and "back is the very  toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell."   ~  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and G-loves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and "boil proof--almost wear proof.  Made only by  Montreal  Winnipea  R.H.CARLEY, British Gdlumbia Agent  X  X  X  LETHBRIDGE COAL  $7.50. Per Ton  Delivered  All orders most be accompanied by cash and Bhould be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  W. P. TIESWEY, GENERAL AGEKT  r- HBH*noH)  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby Riven that 00 dnvs sifter  clute, I intend tonpply tn tho Chief''oisimK-  Klonerof Ln nils find Works for poniii-s-ion to  uurclmse till) hctcs of land situuttt In Wot  Kootenay District, nboiit ')��, n.Wi-s West nl  Slocan Kiver. nn Kobort-o'ii Cn-ek :���0�� in.  Diciiclns nl a post pluutL-cI-III c-liuln�� Kant uf  the Noi'lh-E:ist corner of L,.rch<r'K iire-cinp-  tlon, marleeil "W. E. K. N. W. Corner Yw\."  tlience S.jUlli tSOchnin; theiice H ist SO c:h:.lns;  tbence. North 80 chains; thence WcitS'Jeliuiiw  to point of romiiiuncomcnt.  jjated February Uili, 1905. ���    ���  William E. Koch.  ++++++++++4 ++++++++ >+++++++ <>+994444 +���++++++���++*+++++++  NOTICE.  Nollci is licreby -jivon iihat 00 clays lifter  date, 1 intend tn ap_>ly lo tlie Chief Uomiuls-  lioniM- of L'indMiiiil Works for pcrnvlSHliiii to  Surcliu.sc k.tt acres ot land situate In Weft  lootcniv District, about \)<__ mllos West, nf  yiocan Itivcr, on KobcitHim Creole :-*J<>m-  inctic.-in..it:i p-)SL planted lO chains Norm nl  WillUin K Koch's \\ W. Corner l'osl, ni.tr!ci>r]  '���il. K.JC. N. K. Cnnier I'ikI," tlicni-ci Wc-l ��'  chains: thence pxtutli HI c-Ikiiiik: ilicntv KhkI  -10 cli.iliu; llioiic-e Scililh -10 cliutti*.; thence  JSaKt-U cli.ilii!>;  thence North 80 chains lo the  pol nl ol coniiiK'neenicnt.  Dated February liih, ISOo.  M". E. Kocn.  KOT1CE.  +  +  +  9  t  +  +  +  +  4  +  +  +  +  +  9  +  +  +  +  +  +  We Will ft/lanufacture  Your OLD GOLD into  NEW JEWELRY.  +  +  9  +  <  9  +  +  ���  +  +  4  +  +  +  %  +  +  +  4  +  9  MM,  B  We have finished stocktaking and have some great "bargains in the following lines:  I PATENAUDE BROS.  Jewellers, Watchmakers  and  Opticians,     'Phone   293. ^  t ��  +++ ++-��++++++++++++++++9t++++++++++++**-+++++G+Q<*++4$ f>  Notice is hereby Klven that ��0 days after  date 1 Intend to apply lo lliu Chiol CoinniiK-  Hionerof Lands unci Works Jnr pei'tnlshlni:'  to purchase :1A) acres of I.111U stluito i 11 West  Kootenay District, iibout \.<. miles West of  Slogan Kiver, on Itobertsnn Creek :-i:oin-  mencliig at a post p'.iuiled at lhe cetitro of  "William E. Koch's East lloiinilnry llm-  marked "A. M. J.'sN. W. Corner 1\><|," I'lencv  South 40 chains; tiiyuce Ku-t S-J chains:  theuce North -HJchaiii-s: theneo West SO chains  to the [Joint of commencement.  Dated February ltlh, 19uj.  A. il. Joit:;aox.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Archie M. Johnson, or to any person or  fierson-s to whom he may have transferred  lis interest in the "Dpliir" 111luc-r.1l claim,  situate on tho west side of Bird creel', about  one and a half miles up from the old Government trn.ll in the Nelson Mining Division,  -Vest. Kootenay :  ' You and each ofyou are licreby notified that  I have cxpen ied one hundred anil two  dollars anu fitly cents in labour and  Improvements on tne ahure mentioned  claim In order to hold said claim  under the provisions of tlie Mineral-Act.  the said labour be'n_c done for the yc:ir ending April hi. 1901,and it"within 1)0 days from  theclate of this notice, you tail or lefuse to  contribute your proportion nf such e\p ���mli-  ture together with ail costs ��.l i.iivi Kit-ii'g  your interest In t ie said claini wiil become  lhe properly of the undersigned, undor Section 4 of an Act entitled " lliner;.! Act  Amendment Act. 11)00."  Uaied-iaiiilTlU day of Febrtvirr. I'VQ  ���  J. 15. Caxtejc.  Bargains in Skirts���Walking  Shirts in black and jjrev, $-i tor  $1-50, $4,50 for $2.50, $6 for S3  Bargains in Ladies' and Cliild-  - Ladies' Coals, fawn  and black. $5 to $to. Childreli's  coats, $3.50 to $6.  Bargains      in     Blouses ��� Silk  Blotises in black, blu?, pink,  white  and r-jd, $2.50 to $6.  Ready-to-W'ear Hats, from 50c to  $1.50.    Bonnets, 25c to 7'5c.  Bargains in Tailor-made Suits ���  In bleck. grey, brown, navy and  fancy mixed tweed, $r8 for $12,  $=5 fa" A15* -:  Remnants in livery Department  ���Tn Silk Dress goods, French flannel, flannellette, Gingham, prints,  lowelliiig and muslin.  Bargains in Underwear���Ladies'  and Children's Vests, $500 aud 65c,  to clear at 25c and 35c.  At tbe Auction Mart To-night at S o'clock.   Look out for Bargains  .   J. Green, Auctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C  the beautiful sheet of ice tilting   Ihe  r.lver.    .  The curlers and skaters art; tak"ui__  advantage of tlie present cold snap to  participate in their favorite pastimes'.  TBoih rinks are crowdvil every afternoon ancl the skaters are also enjoying  Tiiere has beenTt marked improvement in the Grand Forks News since  Martin Burrill took hold of the editorial end of that paper. . Mr. Burrill  as one of lhe ablest speakers in British  Columbia and the News'editorial columns would ?uerii to indicate lie is  equally as forcible as a writer.  Through an oversight there was no  reference made in these columnsof the  special edition recently issued by the  Plioenix Pioneer. It'wim a creditable  piodtiction and should have lenefieial  results as regards the mining industry.  The Pioneer has done ni.ieh for the  mines in the Boundary in tlie pr.sl,  and it is.to 1 e hoped that its work is  fully appreciated.  The New Westminster Columbian  has the following item respecting a  change amongst officials at the Pro  vinctal Tnsane Asylum : "Dr. Doherty,  the newly appointed superintendent of  the Provincial Hos ital for the Insane  in this city, arrived yesterday from  Everett. Tbis morning Dr. Doherty  went down to Victoria, Me expects to  return in a few days, when he will  ��� take over the management of the institution of which he has been appointed  head."  and  > * "The lands described ih this list are for sale, and  in many cases on liberal terms.' I might just sny that ihis  district has never been advertised as a _fruit-growing and  farming country, .but during the last few years many vvho  came here to engage in mining and lumbering have thrown  aside everything and settled or. the batiks of the lakes and  fivers'," and are.growing fruit. The climate" is excellent, the  , la es and streams never freeze in winter and the summer is  lovely. All kinds of fruit grow in abundance���apples", pears,  cherries, plums, peaches, grapes and small fruits. We are  close to good markets, and id acres in fruit culture -here" will  -���yield $2,500 per year. We are-on the direct line'to.the-North-  West Territories, being 'much nearer than nny. other fruit  district, and will always have that market. -  We have in Nelson an Agricultural Society; a Farmers'  Institute and a Fruit "Growers' Association, and you.-will find  on the opposite page a view of the " fruit table at the Ne'son  Fair of 1904. These are all individual plates from the different  fruit-growers around Nelson, and were pronounced by the  judges to be the best exhibit in" the Province of ��� British  Columbia for last year. Any other information in reference to  these lands will be cheerfully given.  ������-': . IMPROVED FA? MS.  .   115 acres on Kootenay, Uiver. 1 mile from station, which"  is  _ i2-raileSa.west-of_Nelson_;_40_acres plowed, 30 acres more partly  cleared,  300 apple  trees, 20 acres  iu hay laud.    House  and  eut-buildings of all kinds..- Fine laud, and all perfectly   level.  Sandy loam with clay subsoil.    Price, $7,000 Cash.  56 acres adjoining the above place, lying between- the  railway and the river. Good fences, 15 acres under cultivation,  set out in fruit trees of- good varieties, 2a_acres more can  be plowed first season. No better place iu the Kootenay.  Price, $100 per acre. ���>  " 20 acres, 5 of which are cleared and ready to plow, 5 acres  more all cleared except the stumps, in good locality on the  river.    Price $50 per acre.  15 acres adjoining the above. This land is worth double  the price asked, $35 per acre.  180 acres, 13 miles east of Nelson, on Kootenay Lake.  Railway ruus. through the property, also boat landing for the  lake steamer ; 9 acres cleared, 50 more almost cleared; good  - sized creek running through the property, 2-story frame house  20x24, 10x20; 6o acres can be set out in. fruit trees first  season ; excellent location. Price $+,200, or will sell in 40  ' acre lots at $25 per acre.  51 acres on Slocan River, lying between the railway and  the river.    Level land, good-soil.    Price $550.  300 acres extra quality, fronting on.Slocan River. C. P. R.  ruus through tbe property, gocd house and out-buildings, 10  acres under cultivation, 60 acres neariy cleared, good springs  and plenty of water.    Price, $3,750- '/��� '���*���<*  143 acres (known as Roberts' ranch), situated on thc lake  shore 3 miles east of Nelson. Good drive along the lake  shore, 35 acres under cultivation, 5 acres of strawberries, 10,000  raspberry bushes, 200 gooseberry bushes, 150 currant bushes,  30 grape vines, 500 apple trees, 200 peach trees,  100 pear trees, 120 cherry trees. 150 plum trees, 30 rose  bushes, and lilacs in front yard. Large frame, house with hot  and cold water in rooms, bath room, and barn 24x^20. wagon  and. woodshed, 38x40, chicken house, pig pens, ice house;  -running stream through the place. Will produce $2,500 this  year.    Price, $8,500.    Half cash, balance on time.  14^ acre block fronting |o'n Kootenay Lake, two miles  from Nelson. All good' land, never failing spring, creek  running through the property. No improvements done on the  place, and can be purchased for $750. This is only half a mile  from the celebrated wine ranch. The product of two trees on  the wine ranch netted the owner $.)0 last summer.  , 30 acres near Slocan Junction, fronting on Slocan River  and Canadian Pacific Railway. L'.vel land, easily cleared.  Price, $25 per acre.  25 acres excellent land fronting on the railway at Thrums  gidjug,, Good tearing orchards both side?. Price, J35 per acre.  30 acres near Nelson ; -7 acres under cultivation in large  and small, fruits, balance easily cleared; 5-roomed cottage,  woodshed and hen house. Will produce $1,000 at present  time. Product of two cherry trees sold for $40 in 1904".  Running water through the place.all,.the year round, 40 feet  lake frontage ; 10 minutes from "street car terminus. ��� Price,  $4000. -   ' ".  . '" '12-rooirie'd house and verandah, chicken house and woodshed, running'water, 7'acresTronting on lake opposite Nelson,  soilexcellent, creek running down through property. Price,  $2,500.. . '���'".   ; ���     ._  ��� ��� 147- acres, 5 miles from-Nelson, % of a mile from railway;  3 acres cleared, 2 acres in fruit trees, "good water running  through tbe place the year round ; 30 acres can be cleared and  plowed at a cost of $15 per acre. Price, $900. This, is .a  snap.   -        .        -  40 acres, 6 miles cast of -Nelson along Kootenay Lake ; 3  acres cleared, good log house, level, and plenty of water;  considered one of the best 40-acre'lots iu the neighborhood,  schoolhouse half mile distant, desirable ueighbors. Price,  $1500. Terms lo suit. This is a good buy, aud the'adjoining  40 acres are also for sale at $1000. This laud willsell at $100  per acre within two years. .  LANDS ON EAST SIDE OF  KOOTENAY^ LAKE.  The following lands are located at or near   the   town  of  "Creiton, BrCr,"^v'hich"i"s~sittrated"oirthe-e"asrside"of~Kooten'a'y-  Lake ,and along the C. P. R. :  - Lot 4. 27 acres, 17 acres cleared, 5 acres of which is  leased to "a sawmill for $50 per .annum, 10 acres set out with  good nursery stock, consisting of apples, plums, pears, cherries,  prunes and peaches, 700 trees in all ; well fenced, only. 200  feet from railway station aud joining the townsite of Creston.  Price. $100 per acre.  Lot 8. 40_acres, nice and level, lying "along.rail way, clay  loam, 2 acres partly cleared.    Price, $20 per acre.  Lot 9. 25 acres close to C. P. R., 3^ m^e from town,  covered with small timber.    Price, $20 per acre.  Lot 13. 14 acres along railway track. Black loam and  clay bottom, gently sloping to the south.    Will sell for $200.  Lot 114. 31 acres-on - railway, rolling bench and level  land.    Price, $250.  Lot 25. 40 acres level land,"*'"clay loam covered with  small timber. An excellent place ; 1 mile from depot. Price,  $700.  Lot 19 and 32. 71 acrer- bench land, clay loam, nice soil  to work, good spring.    Price, $400.  Lot 22.    40 acres, rolling ground, two streams of good water  and some swamp land on this place.    Will sell at a  bargain  Price $10 per acre. .    ,  Lot 2. 40 acres level land, clay loam covered with small  timber. l/z mile from Creston station, water on the rear of the  place. This is an excellent place for a good fruit farm, close to  schools, post-office, stores, etc. Price only $700. Will be  worth double that amount in oue year, if some improvements  are done On it.  160 acres. N. W. # section 8, block 812. This quarter  section is covered with timber, has running water all the year  round, good clay soil, level, and is free from stones,-two miles  from Kootenay-Lake-and six miles, from .Creston, three miles  from Port Hill, a town on the American side. Good neighbors,  and a farm on the next section has grown two crops ot timothy  each year. This and the adjoining quarter section, containing  320 acres in all, can be purchased at$8.50 per acre.  S. W. % section 9, 160 acres.    Price, JS.50 per acre.  S. E. % section 9. 160 acres. Price, $8.50 per acre.  This is heavily timbered land, but good soil, heavy clay loam  and free from stones.  S. E- yL section 17. 160 acres is covered with heavy timber,  two acres parti}' cleared good land and well watered. Price,  $8.50 per acre.  Lot 662.. 240 acres, 30 acres under cultivation, 60 acres  cleared, gocd.house and outbuilding, 3 miles from the village of  Port Hill, 7 miles from Creston.   Price,$5, 000.  EXPERT TESTIMONY.  ��� The following letter was written by Mr. James Johnstone,  to the District Land Agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway at  Nelson, B. C. :  ' ;:> -" Nelson, Jan. 15th, T904.  " Dear Sir,���With reference to your request that I should  state my experience and give my opinion ot the advantages of  fruit-growing in tbe Kootenay Lake district, I may say that I  consider the conditions here the most perfect for fruit culture  on the continent.  - ���f- '-I have been interested in fiuit-growing in various parts  of Canada and the United States during the past twenty years,  and until coming to Nelson in 1901-, I bad found the climate of  ther"A-llegheny mountains oi West Virginia, the most suitable  for the" production of small fruits. The shores oi Lake Erie  and Ontario and the valley of tl.e St. Lawrence from Lake  Ontario to Montreal, I considered the best for the production of  apples, and theshore of Lake Ontario from Niagara to Toronto  I believed to be the finest peach section iu America.  "Fruit-growing in the Kootenays is in its infancy, as  mining was the first attraction. Within the past two years,  however, we have shown that we can produce as fine apples  here as in-.any part of Ontario or in tbe Northern States.  Peaches are also grown here to perfection, and I feel quite  -confident in---assertiug��� that-lhe-quality��� of���the_smail__.fr_1.1it.  produced, such as raspbenies, currants, gooseberries, strawberries and black currants, are superior lo any produced  elsewhere on this continent ; in fact, the Southern States, such  as Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, will not compare with this  section in the production of these fruits. The quality and size  here is far superior and the yield per acre is "at least double  that of anything I ever saw or succeeded in producing during a  ten years' residence in these States.- One average gooseberry  bush in my Nelson garden bears finer fruit and as much, of it  as six of my best bushes did in West Virginia, .and my West  Virginia garden excelled in the production of gooseberries for  that country. I find that I can grow such vegetables as sweet  corn and tomatoes just as well as I could in Virginia. We can  grow potatoes to perfection, and the ' Champion of England'  and ' Ne plus Ultra' peas reach a height of eight feet in my  garden. I have not found irrigation necessary, and this adds  much to thc superior quality of all our fruit.  " From a commercial standpoint, the Kootenay Lake fruitgrower has a great natural advantage. The prosperous mining  towns in his midst give him a gocd local market, aud this is  the nearest fruitdisirict to the Northwest territories ar.d. Manitoba, where the finest grain is'produced, but where fruit cannot  be grown to advantage. The transportation companies arc  willing to assist the fruit-growers' association at all times to  place tbe fruit in the consumers' hands in the best possible  condition. The fruit-grower will find here an ideal home. The  climate, as you know, is perfect, the soil very rich and productive, and the market the best. He will be surrounded by  beautiful scenery, and the shooting and fishing is the best to  be found anywhere. I have no land to sell or other axe to  grind, but simply state facts as I have found them. During  my professional career as a railway construction engineer, and  mine manager,-1 have had occasion to live iu many sections of  this continent, and have traveled many times from the Atlantic  to the Pacific and from Florida to the Far North. Whether I  have been in Europe or America I have always had my garden,  and fruit-growing has been my hobby, but nowhere in my ex7  perience have I had such splendid results as in my garden and  orchard in Nelson. After leaving my Scotch University, and  beforeT bad seen British Columbia, I visited Great Britain-  twelve times, and was always sorry to leave her shores,, and  thought my native laud the best place to live in when surrounded by wealth and connection. I still enjoy a pleasant  visit there, but British Columbia will in the future be my home  in poverty or wealth.    Yours very truly,  Jas. Johnstone,  President Nelson Agricultural and Industrial. Ass'n.  The following letter, written by the President of the  Kootenay Fruit-Growers' Association, speaks for itself:  " Nelson, January 16, 1905.  " I-Ion. J. IT. Turner, Agent-General for British Columbia,  London���Dear Sir : The undersigned have been appointed by  the. Nelson Boaid of Trade to bring to your notice the great  opportunities which the Koctei'.ays afford for fruit growing.  Until .within the past two ye.-.-s the Nelson district was  considered a mining section only. An Agricultural Association  was iornied, however, and at our exhibition ot fruit last  September the local fruits, such as apples aud pears, proved  superior to the exhibit sent from the well known Okanagan  distiict. Eighteen months ago Mr. Honsberger, one of the.  most energetic and well informed fruit ranchers in the Okanagan -  came here and, after inspecting local orchards, he stated that be  believed the Nelson disirict would produce the finest quality of  fruit in British Columbia. As a proof of his opinion he  purchased several hundred acres of land which he has improved  and planted in funf trees.-" This gentleman brought a large  exhibit from his Okanagan orchard to the Nelson fair and stated  that he was really ashamed to place his fruit beside the local  fruit. " -        .  "The British Columbia Fruit Grower's Association held  its annual meeting at Nelson last year and the officers impressed  upon, us the great value of having a man coming among us like  -Mr���Honsberger���whom-they -considered-one -of- the- best-fruit-  "men in British Columbia.  * " Professor Mills, of Guelph Agricultural College, was  delighted with whathe saw here last fall and stated tbat nowhere  had he ever seen finer fruit. He believed that we produced  fruit of a quality unexcelled even iu the famous Niagara district  of Ontario. We send under separate cover a photograph of the  fruit tables of Nelson Fair, 1904, and we trust that you will in-  future recommend our disirict as a field for the British fruit  growers. The district has great natural advantages, water is  abundant for irrigation, our beautiful lake being fed by  innumerable streams.  "After the .young- trees have been planted two years no  irrigation is needed and this insures a superior fruit in boih  flavor and shipping quality.  "We are the nearest fruit-growing section to the great  Northwest Territories and Manitoba where, owing to climatic  conditions, fitiit cannot be grown and where a large, growing  market with the highest prices, will always be ours, Nelson  strawberries bringing the highest price in Winnipeg.  " Astolhe production of small fruits, such as strawberries,  raspberries, currants and gooseberries, it is evident that* iu  abundance of production our climate excels all othei.*-'. All  fruit-growers who have had experience iu Ontario, New York,  Virginia or the Southern States and also in Europe, assert that  the production per plant or bush here is far in excess of any  country in their experience. As'an illustration of the rapid  growth cf this industry practically all the fruit consumed in  Nelson three years ago came from the State of-Washington,  Last year the local gtowers shipped out strawberries alone to  the amount of about $8000 and marketed a magnificent crop ot  apples, pears, cherries, plums and other fruits. Several.varieties  of fruits, such as the Royal Arm cherry, which do not succeed  elsewhere except under specially favorable conditions of soil  and climate are growu here to perfection. Tomatoes, corn and  grapes are produced here equal to any iu the Southern States  and, as you know, the climate here is most perfect to live in at  all seasons of the year. A large_amount of available land cau  be found all along the lake shore and intending settlers can  purchase partly improved land at prices vaiying from $15  upwards per acre, or unimproved land at much lower prices.  The lake shore fruit-grower - has a great advantage, the  daily steamers taking his fruit direct from the orchard to  the market, without having to be carried over rough and dusty  roads. "  " Trusting that tbis information may lead to your inducing  desirable parties to come to our section."  'si


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