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The Economist Jan 30, 1904

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 IV.!  fv,,. ...  ���ii?iJii*i,nfah**jftrfii.  ^y. .���^^^jWh,lJ^I.--Jhg.-r-rfft-fj;nt-t.flflf-��.wfTJ^.  iiiiiii ���������mil i nu m i ii um im "-"���������-j -'  1  y  r-          ,,">           '  j a/ / - y/ y  ���     A    A ~f~*7f\~s[  y^'  iZA-a..  L^A>  A<M  ���   %��-.'.-7|  >    -a. '   f- I  -"'���'"'-ATA  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. .0., SATURDAY, JANAURY 30, 19G4.  NTTMBEE^^jf^l  ��  N  ews of the  M  mes  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Grand Forks News-Gazette.  The work of ballasting for the newly  laid steel on the Brooklyn and Stem-  winder spurs has been finally completed.  The latest arrivals in the family of  incorporated companies inBritish Columbia is the King Edward Mines Co.,  Ltd., Fairview.  During the week Republic mines  shipped 21 cars of ore, distributed as  follows: Mountain Lion, 7 cars to  Boundary Falls and Trail smelters:  Quilp, li cars to Granby smelter; Knob  Hill, 2 cars.  John B. Scrafford, formerly superintendent of the B. C. mine in Summit camp, but who lately has been at  the Mountain Lion, in Republic camp,  is in charge of the work recently started  at the Rathmullen group.  ��� On the Roderick Dhu, in Long Lake  camp, one of Boundary's high grade  properties that has been working  steadily for several months in a drift  from a new shaft recently started, a  ledge of $125 ore was struck this week.  Shipments from this property are expected to be started next w^eek, the ore  going to the Greenwood smelter. Tom  McDonnell is in charge of the work.  The work on the Golden Eagle, Republic camp, is progressing very satisfactorily, a depth of four feet being obtained daily. The rock encountered is  harder, highly mineralized and contains more calcite and spar���strong indications of nearness".of' the. ledge.  The shaft" is now down 260 feet and  general manager Straight is so well  pleased with the: vork done.and favorable indications ^that he conteuiplu-tes  _ putting on a third shift,of eight hours.  The financial condition ofthe company  is such as .to give every faculty for  working tbe mine.  At the March meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute,?, to bo held at  Toronto,-Frederick Keefer, manager of  the British Columbia Copper Co., will  read a paper, the subject yet to be announced.  Work was started this week on the  stringing ofthe wire on the power line  extension from Phoenix to the Greenwood smelter. A force of five men are  employed by the Cascade Water,  Power & Light Co. for the work.  Wm. Yolen Williams, superintendent of the Granby mine3, who has  been absent over two months for his  liealth,is expected to return to Phoenix  after the first of the month.* He has  recently been in Albuquerque, New  Mexico, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  There seems to be little chance of a  fuel famine for Boundary smelters for  the present. It is stated that in one  day this week there were 161 cars of  coal and coke *_'enroute from the East  Kootenay coalmines, on theKootenay-  Boundury division of the C. P. R.  A third Shay locomotive was added  to the ore hauling equipment of the C.  P. R. on the Phoenix branch this  week. The new engine, No. 1903, is  ten tons heavier than Nos. 1901 and  1902. All three of these huge", .machines are kept busy in taking care of,  the Granby mines tonnage.  EVE  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer....  In the year 1903 the Granby smelter  preduced 16.932,356 pounds of copper,  356,900 ounces of silver and 47,500  ounces of gold.  - -Ore-is-being hauled byteams~from  the Sally, at Beayerdell, to Midway, a  distance of.over 50 miles, for shipment  by.rail to smelters./'._���"���  It is understood, that Morrison and  Edwards have made arrangements to  resume work--on. .the Blue Jay claim,  Skylark camp* next week.  Since'dbiiblc shifts were put on in  the No. 4 tunnel of the Granby mines,  the bore is growing;much faster. Driving is also going on from the inside  from the 300 foot level of the Old Ironsides.  .Slocan unll.  Twelve men* are employed at the  Comstoek*'*  The lease on the Sovereign-has bean  thrown up."  A deal is on for tho Mollie Hughes,  New Denver.  Upwards of 30 men are employed at  the Enterprise.  Sandon mines last week shipped 170  toils of lead ore.  Snowslides were plentiful last week  iu the Sandon camp.  The Ottawa is getting ready another  carload of pre to ship.  Returns on  the last carload of ore  from tho.Ottawa"gave 221 oz. in silver."  A.carload of pre from the Marion,  New Denver, came down on the boat  Wednesday.  Work will shortly be started up on  the Mountain.Chief .and California,  close to Denver.  The Reco Mining Co. has a surplus  in tlio treasury of $8,478.47 from last  year's operations.  Tlie Hewett ore is giving smeltery  turns of 176 oz. silver, 13 percent zinc  arid 8 per cent lead.  During the past two or three years musical critics  and lovers of music generally have bad their attention  attracted to a number of compositions which baye  been played by the leading orchestras of the country,  the composer's name invariably being hidden under a  nom de plume. The compositions were ofsuch un-  ushal merit, comprising both grace and beauty and  showing such an expert techinal skill and harmony,;  that a large measure of curiosity was aroused as to the  identity of the composer. It has just transpired that  the genius was none other than Mabel McKinley, the  favorite niece of the late President McKinley.. Miss.t  McKinley appeared as a star of a splendid vaudeyillei  bill at Shea's Theatre, Toronto, this week. Miss  McKinley became prominent as a vocalist during  President McKinley's first term at the White House.  Her superb singing soon attracted the attention ofthe  foremost people in Washington society and the diplomatic circle, including the late Lord Pauncefote,  the British Ambassador, and Count Cassino, the  Russian Ambassador.  A friend met *"\Vhitelaw Ried, the veteran editor of  the New York Tribune, the other day, and said to  him : "I see you are on tbe advisory board of. Mr.  Pulitzer's new college.of journalism at Columbia  University., Do you- expect to put an end to the  typographical error ?" * __     -  " The most we can hope to do," replied Mr. Reid,..  " is to abolish its horrors. You can't abolish the  typographical error any more than you can original  sin.. I remember, when tbe'Princa of Wales visited.  this country.of writing an editorial on the subject. .1,!  was' young and ambitious, and thought-1 said some  clever ��� things. " -I  ban, but there are reasons why his name should not  be given. He met Mr. McFarlane, who was a Hud-  isop Bay factor at the lime ofthe Reil rebellion, at the  funeral of Pierre D'Eschambault on Tuesday. Reil's  confederate divulged to Mr. McFarlane that after the  murder a grave had been dug within the fort, and a  coffin supposed (o contain the tody lowered in the  presence of a battalion of Riel's soldiers. But Scott's  remains were not ;in that coffin, the mock interment  being but a ruse an the part of Reil, who did not  choose to trust many of his followers with thisjjknow-  ledge. After the mock interment the body was  dragged by a few trusty men to the bank of the Red  river and at a point near where the Broadway bridge  now stands was put through a hole in the ice and  sunk by mean's of a weight tied about the neck. The  weight was a'Hudson Bay grindstone. -Mr. McFarlane believes that an investigation will reveal this  grindstane and perhaps the bones of poor Scott. It  is likely an investigation will be undertaken.  L  P,  ocal and  JL rovincial  The new foundry will be in operation next week.  The wholesale men report bussness  satisfactory for the month.  Medicine Hat hocky team beat Cranbrook two games lost Wednesday  night.  F. C. Green, of Nelson, was married  to Miss Myra Hatt, of Vancouver, at  San Francisco, on Thursday of last  week.  Rev. Mr. Ferguson, who has accepted the call to  St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Nelson, has telegraphed Capt. McMorris that he will leave Scotland,  the first week in March, so that he may Be expected  here before April. The new pastor stands very high  in church circles in Scotland.  began, 'The  Prince of Wales'is- ����� * '-**/.. ,     .  "  ��� ' ���-*.;. boating season begins,  making captivating speeches.'     The next  morning  I picked up the paper to enjoy reading it in print. I  turned to .the editorial page and this'met my gaze:  1 The price of nails is making' carpenters swear.' "  After which, it is to-be presumed, Mr. Reid's profanity was more noteworthy than that of the carpenters: '    "  There are very few cities of the size of Nelson in  Canada with so many pleasure boats, but next summer the number of these boats will increase greatly.  Many citizens are ordering gasoline launches from the  Teast, and it is expected that there will be imported at  least-a dozen of these delightful boats here before the  oundary  Thcfollnwirig table gives the ore shipments  1904j'ipd for last week :  Granby Mines, Phoenix    .  Snowslioe, Phoenix      -.*-  Brooklyn. Phoenix    ...     .  Mother Lode, DealvvoOil  Sunset, Deadwood   ���:;.- ���'���_���..  Morrison, Deadwood  B; C. Mine, Summit .  IV Bell, Summit-    V:    -.  Emilia, Summit .  Senator, Summit Cainp-,  OroDenoro .     :.       . ���-....  Winnipeg, Wellington  ...  -Golden Crown, Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington���-.-.   .  King Solomon, W. Copper  No. 7 Mine,  Central  City of Paris, Central.     . .  Jewel, Long Lake   .  Carmi, West Fork      '-. -     .  Providence, Providence .  Elk born, Greenwood .  E.P. U. ami'Goldfinch'���'.."  Ruby, Boundary. Falls  Miscellaneous ".  Total, tons.  liipments  of Boundary mines for  1902  1905  3*tt,7JS  7hJ,212  130,492  15,7a I  3,339  . 19,365  .    22.937  3'33  15,537  2,435  5,&4G  010  400  167  1904   Pi  33,130  7.S2G  ,2;802  3S4  2,713  ist Week  11.820  1,296  824  .   792  132  -10,23  "264  6S4.426        4S,8S9       16,32  A recent divorce trial in   New York City, brought  forth the opinion from the presiding judge, in effect  that the absence of love between   husband and  wife  does not constitute ground for divorce.    Here is what  "the judge "says :~  "The fraud'for which the annulment of the mar  riage is sought, by way of counter-claim; is alleged to  arise Jromlhe fact that the plaintiff induced the marriage through false assertions of affection for the defendant, concealing her real motive, which was to  advertise herself in her profession as an actress by  means of tbis marriage.  Alt Appears from the matter pleaded, however,-  that this mental attitude of the wife, while hostile to  the ideal domestic state looked for by the husband,  has not prevented the parlies from living together in  some manner described by the defendant as 'nomadic,' and fraud, which finds its expre-sion not in  any facts, but solely in the deceiving party's state of  mind,- cannot suffice as a ground for the annulment of  the marriage.  " Marriage for interest may usually be conceived to  involve some concealment of the interest d party's  ;real motives.;' for the truth, if boldly proclaimed,  would be found offensive as a matter of deportment  among enlightened persons. The self-respect of  both parties would call for some show of affection.  ' "If the facts alleged iu this case could suffice for  an^annulment, marriage for love would be the only  lawful marriage���a condition favored by the poets,  but not as yet adopted in our system of jurisprudence." '.-'; ���  .  The applicant for divorce is a Mrs. Gunther,  who  is related to Senator Depew.  A favorite method of suicide in Japan lately has  been to leap oyer certain waterfalls. So frequent  have such .occurrences become that police are now  constantly stationed in their neighborhood, and  notice boards, are erected bearing inscriptions in large  letters, of which the following is an example : " Do  not drown yourself here! Intending suicides are  warned that heaven disapproves of the utilization of  Kegon waterfall for the purpose. This is certified to  ou the best priestly authority, and serious consequences in the hereafter are'guaranteed.     To drown here  R. W. Hannington who was  'elected delegate to the Conservative  Convention at Victoria, left last evening for the Coast.  A large number of Rossland people  will visit Nelson Monday Night on the  accassion of the hockey match between  Nelson and Rossland.  J. D. Taylor, of the New Westminster Columbian, will contest that district in the Conservative interest.  William Blarchant is likely to be  apoohited to the vacant collectorehip  at the port of Victoria, *  Mrs.   Frank  Yoang returned  last  evening from Medicine Hat, where she_  attended  the funeral  of her  uucle.~  Robert Scott.  Dr. F. E. King, of Cranbrook waa  united in marriage last week, to Miss  Mary Keith, daughter of Mrs. Benjamin Keith, of Havilock, N. B.  A very pleasant party was held at  th e residence of Mr. J. A. Kelly, Fair-  view last evening. The evening was  spent playing whist, etc.   . '������  '  ,  At a meeting of the Trout Lake  Trades Committee last week matters  pertaining to the protection of the  river batik, school, and appointment of  a Government agent for Trout Lake  division were taken up and vault* for  record office.  At the Methodist Church, next Wednesday" evening, Rev. Mr.' Baer "will  deliver a lecture on "Psyehic-Force  and Phenomena, or Some Things  About the Mind." Mr. Baer's lectures  are always interesting and entertaining, and-this one will prove no exception to the rule.  is also forbidden by the prefectural authorities."  Among the annecdotes of the late Herbert Spencer,  the famous philosopher, is one relating to the game  of billiards, of which he was fond and which he  played with fair skill. Spencer was uot a philosophical loser, and one day after being well beaten,  he turned on his antagonist vvith the remark : "Sir,  to. play a good game of billiards is the mark of a well  rounded education ; to play too good a game of billiards is the mark of an illspent youth."  According to a report from Winnipeg the secret of  the disposal of the remains of Thomas Scott, Reil's  victim, have l>een revealed hy a rebel lieutenant, after  3+years' silence*.    This man isa well-known Manito-  Toronto Saturday Night believes an effort must be  mide to protect the rights of the dead. Intimidation  in real life is serious enough, but when it conies to forcing departed spirits to register votes for their political  opponents it is time for the Crown Attorney's department to bestir itself. It would appear from disclosures made in Toronto in connection with the recent  municipal elections that some peaceful slumberers in  the city's cemetaries bad been brought back to their  old haunts and forced to plump for controllers. It is  not to the dead man's right of voting that exception  is had. Quite ehe contrary. Some dead men have  a much better right to vote than many live ones, who  slash dowti their crosses with flourishes of vast self-  satisfaction. It is rather to th~ coercion that seems  to have been applied to make this particular group of  shades plump for one man. What was the exact  nature of this coercion no one knows. Tbat it was  illegal is all that is necesary in the present instance  Some scheme must be divised to prevent the repstition  of the outrage in the future arid to secure for Toronto's  shades a free and unmolested exercise of the franchise.  Last Friday, at Victoria, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Mabel Sophia  Walkern, the only daughter of the  Hon. Mr. Justice Walkern,and A. G.  Langley, youngest son of the late A. J.  Langley, lounder ofthe old firm of  Langley & Co., now Henderson Bros.  Aulay Morrison, M. P., is endeavoring to secure the $50,000 given ,by the  Domion Government for the holding  of the Domiuion Industrial Exposition  this year at New Westminster. The  opinion is expressed that more satisfactory results would beobiaiued if the  amount we~e divided between New  Westminster, Kamloops and Nelson  instead of all going to one place.  Congratulations are extended; to Dr.  and Mrs. McLennan, who were united  in marriage at Seattle last Tuesday.  The bride was Miss Jennie Hammond.  As has been hinted for several days,  the men of the fire brigade have' resigned in a body, because of the appointment af Geo. Steele as chief. It  is understood that the new chief will  have men ready when he takes office  to fill the places of the men who baVj  lefi.  L. W. Paisley, the secretary, has Issued notices for the annual meeting of  the Dairyman's and Live-Stock Association, to be held in tbe department  of agriculture in the Parliament buildings on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 2  p. ni., for the election of officers and"  the general transaction of business.  C. A. DesBrisay.figbt-of-way agent ofthe Great Northern railway, when i��  Gaand Forks recently made final-arrangements with parties for tbe purchase of some miles of right-of-way for  the Phoenix branch of the Great Northern Railway. Information obtained-  from a reliable source indicates that  work will commence within ninety  days.  The Nefeoo Business College recently"  Poplar Nugget: " Poplar can boast  of the nicest little Swcede waiter girls  in the world. There is Gussieat the  Grand, whosmileson ull alike, whether  they are ' star' or otherwise ; Ole at the  Inn, who afreets the intellectual, wears  glasses and is too bashful to ��peak ;  Martie at the Dominion, :i new arrival,  who will get the grub to the table on  time, even if the soupdoesoccasionally  go down the customer's back."  opened here by W. E. Bowins ia prov-.  ing to be a great success both by way.  of the number of pupils in ateendance.  and tbe thoroughness of instruction'  given. The Book-keeping that ls being,  taught is the famous Sadler-Rowc  Budget system, in which the student  handles all papers as in actual business..  The Shorthand is the Twentieth Cen-  tury edition of the Isaac Pitman ��ye-  tem. A college of this standard, where  the young men and women of our  town and country can get such excellent training without going a long din-  lance and incurring considerable expense, should be encouraged.  They have a new wa��C of collecting  board bills at Grand Forks. According  to the Sun, of tliat place, a man who  stopped over nightat the Queen's Iiolel,  left that place without settling his bill,  denying that ho stayed there and refusing jmiiit *.!.���::'.���. to pay. Tho proprietor followed hiin to the station, and  nfter a v:iin attempt to Collect his bill  before tlie man got aboard the train,  proceeded to lake his money's worth  in " right hand on jaw" and "left on  nose" in regular Fitz-simmonastyle until the ol her fellow had had enough.  JTIien thev were separated, the hotel  j proprietor returning to liis hostelry  J with his opponent's hat as aaouvvnir.  The fancy dress carnival at the rink  lust night drew a big crowd and was enjoyable in every way. The prizes were  awarded as follows:  Best Lady's Costume���Mies Cum-  mings, *���' Indian Princess."  Best Girl's Costume���Miss Taylor,  " Fairy."  Men's Comic Costume���Mr. Dili,  " Coster monger."  Boy's Costume���M. Ulvin, ������ Living  Whist."  Men's Cobtume���Charles McHardh',  " Prospector."  Boy's Comic Costume���John Grant,  "Ole Olson."  Best Lady Skater���Miss Benson.  Best Gentlemen Skaters���Messrs.  Atkinson and Jackson.  Best Girl Skafer��� Miss*'AnnaW<*.  The judges for the prizes were Mrs-  Frank Fletcher, Mrs. Dr. Hawkey and  Alderman J. A. Kirkpatrick.  :'AI  i. ��� _  y<h  .-'*';'?  ���".������#  ���*.  ( *^- ���  ZOBB8B! I  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  w  fl!  i&  m  i la  :&.  fa**  ���J  EH  ���ti"  m  The Economist  "Published every Saturday afternoon at  VBKN03T STllEEr, NELSON, B. C.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  ��� Advertising rates made lsuowu ou application.  All changes In iidve'.-lisfc.-icnts to insure  insertion should reach this ollice not later  thai Thursday at 12 o'clock.  Whon change of addrcss ls required, it is  deHlrablc tliat botli Lhe old address and the  new be given.  Address all comniuiiieiil ions, "Publisher of  (JitK Nelson ficojio-uisr, Nelson. 15. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  "Whittaker Wright's last hours  showed thnt he felt quite as regardless  of his own fate as he had been of the  money of the misguided people who  had trusted him.  Something unusual is about to happen. Our direction has been directed  to the fact that the last issue of the  Tribune did not contain mention once  of the name of Nelson's greatest patriot, the would-be Hon. John Houston.  It seems now as if the Legislature  .would be able to finish up its business  early next month. Xo time is being  lost in transacting the business of the  country, and the brand of legislation  supplied' appears to be giving satisfaction to everyone excepting certain practical politicians' and' the Grits  who are famishing for oflice.  Sydney, C. Ii., should become famous  as a health resort. A recent issus Of  the Record of that city, contained the  announcement of throe deaths which  had just taken place. One of the n umber was 83 years of age, another 94, and  the third over 100, and the circum-j.  stance did uot appear to cause any un-  usal comment.  There ,seems to be some disposition  - on the part of Nelson Conservatives to'  patch up their difference.1*, and unite  for the election of Tion. Charles  Mackintosh. Ifc is well that this.should,  be so. There can be no "gain in denying the fact that it is only in union the  Conservatives can hope to win.this constituency. Mr. Mackintosh's opponent  bas a way with him that wins Votes,  and during the late session in the Houso  has demonstrated that he has ability  as well. Besides this, he is known  throu-g-hout the constituency, having  kept'iu touch with his constituents  since his election over three years ago.  It will be thus seen that the Conservatives stand  very  much in  need of  union at tho present time, and it is  pleasing to note that so far as Nelson is  concerned they seem to fully realize  this fact. Mr. Galliher ia a favorite in  Nelson and we want to keep him here.  Moreover, the Conservatives are likely  tb win in the next election, and it  would be'well to send a man to OttuVa  who will be in sympathy with tho new  administration.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Rfeceive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B. C  Ear*  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room-house  for rent.   ���  Three  dwelling houses for sale rii easy terms.  One Lot on   Stanley   street-   opposite Royal C pST   A  Hotel for sale at a bargain. <3E.C.'p**  NABLE  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  ���m ress  omment  Fort Steele Prospector.  The Conservative party in British  Columbia has every reason for satisfaction and confidence in the men wlio  have been selected as the standard-  bearers, in every constituency in which  .nominating-conventions    have__ been  held.  "Next Monday is the day set for the  Provincial   Conservative   Convention  to be held nt Victoria.   The Conservatives in every district in the  Province  Jj'i've selected   their <Jelevate.* and no  doubL the gathering will he  tho greatest in! lie  hUtory of the p.irty   in  the  Province.     Iu may respects Uii:j meeting is expected to be a very ini.jx.rUnt  one.   The Conservatives of this "Province have in the post made many mistakes, which they discovered  whon it  ivis  too lute, but it id  bolioved  that  profiting   by   past ' oxpirionee   thoy  will   in   as    far  as    possible    make  amends for the errors lhey have committed.   If the party at its meeting  nest Monday confines itself strictly to  those matters that will be of universal  benefit to the party and avoids anything that Will-be construed as advancing the inlcicsts of a few men, all will  be  well.   Tho   Conservative party is  big enough to hold-everyone wiio believes iu its well tried ptircmlcs, but it  cannot   afford   to   bo   mils  a  band  wagon ou which a few designing men  may play discordant music which will  4��ily draw attention io.themselves.       t  Ottawa Citizen.  Sigus multiply that the Liberal party  in the Dominion is becoming disrupted  by prosperity. There are too many  after the spoils as represented by thoso  fat balance sheets labelled revenue and  expenditure. In many constituencies  there is serious quarrelling over the  question of representation, which will  nave a paralyzing effect when tho  elections conic on.  Trout Lake Topic.  The tunnel on the Lucky Jack is in  over 200 feet and tho vertical depth attained is now 5 feet for every foot  driven. The first 175 feet the tunnel  was driven a low slope of lhe mountain  and the depth gained wascomparativc-  ly light. The faulted ground has  been passed through and the tunnel  is now in the solid formation. The  lend is heavily impregnated with  galena and free gold is clearly visible to the naked eye. The vein is  getting richer as depth is attained and  the values obtained on the surface are  holding out. Barclay Crilly, assistant  ���.manager, says that at the present time  be is more pleased with the prospects  of the property than ever before. Tlie  teat shipment to the Company's mill  at Camborne went 52-50 to the ton.  Trail Creek News.  It may., not be general!} known, but  it is nevertheless true, that the City of  Trail is a pattern in municipal govcrn-  ment and thrift. The rule seems to.b <-'  that when cities of the third class'aro  incorporated a loan is negotiated and a  tie be is hung around tlie neck of the  municipality during the first few j ears  of its life from which it is seldom or  u eve ro freed ._AH' 11 o ���exception ^to this  rule has been met in the City of Trail.  Its expenditure is governed by its  revenue, and the business ofthe municipality conducted as a prosperous private business generally is. Its licenses  and taxes are lower than any city in  the province, being the same as they  were before incorporation, and in no  way since incorporation haa the burdens of the taxpayers_and business mer.  been increased.  Toronto Telegram  When the country attaches $10,000  annum to the chairmanship, and ��8,000  per annum lo membership of the railway commission, the country should  get the services of ? 10,000 and SS.000  mon in these positions.  It cannot b.; argued that Hon. A. G.  Blair, Hon ?>L *E. Hornier, or Dr. .laiiLPs  Mills measures up to tho standard of  what is req-.tired from $10,000 or SS.000  men.  If the sal.tries had been loss than the  amounts attached to places on'the railway commission gentlemen of tite caliber of the re-'cnt appointees could have  been secured.  It is a distinct set-back to lhe movement for higher salaries when "a ��10-  ooo position goes ton politician-whom  the government 13 afraid to leave in  private life, or.c ��8,000 position soes to  Mr. Beriiii-r, who is to strengthen the  government by leaving it, ar.d another  position goes to Dr. James Mills, who  appears to have neither special claini  to the position nor Fpccial litness for  the work.  Ladies',   Misses',  Children's  and   Infants'  Shoes.  Men's and Boys' Shoes, Rubbers,  Cardo-  gans, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Felt Slippers.  *vv-v���*���-<r  ^���v   �����-   v   v���V   v���v-v���v^.*���v���v���v~  t F. J. BRADLEY  WALLPAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  BAKER ST., NELSON, Ba C  ���A   .A     A    A    ��*���.������������.     ������>-.���-     -*.     a+*     -*���     -^  T.G.PROC  Mines and Real Estate  Mining, Ranching and Timber Lands and Town Lots in all parts ol the  Kootenays for sale.    Correspondence invited.  i Street, Near  E.LSO.N, B. C.  AGENT FOR THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited  Some splendid blocks of farming and graziu g l3i'.ds in tbe valley o  the Kootenay and Elk rivers, adjacent to the markets of Fort Steele  Cranbrook, Fernie, Morrissey, etc., for sale, in large or small parcels to  suit purchasers.    Good timber, hay and water.    EASY. TERMS.  T. G.  RROGTER  BAKER ST.. NELSON, B. C.  P. O. BOX 223  IE. FERGUS  ���:��������?���*���*������:������������:�����������������  ,���.. a  *>���a-  NELSON, B. C.  . The largest exclusively'"Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior.  vent.  We place at your disposal the balance of our th<m  stock. Many lines are broken and we will seTl  .them to you at pacriiice prices iu order to clear.  Just glance at the following items and see hpw  you can save money on good, substantial and ej��f-  gant footwear. 8hoes by such makers as Ames/,  Holdeti & Co., J. McPherson & Co., Chas. -A'. Alih  ens Co., Smith & Stoughton, Burt & Packard, etc.  These surely speak for themselves. '.   ;';  ITS SiSf S  =*��?'SCr>&5  r3>  .9.  Men's Box Calf, heavy sole, fine winter shoes,     j  Fornter price. 34.7*5, now  ... $3 35  Mule hide, waterproof, splendid wearers.   Former price, $4.50, how       --���-.        3'35  Viei Kid, heavy extension sole, very dressy.  Former price, $5.25, now       ....        ....   4 30  Burt-& Packard's'"Karreofahape," Viei  Kid,  Former price, ��0.00, now S  3 8T>  Box Calf, heavy sole, Former price, 52.75, now..].05  Viei and Calf Congress. Former price, fl, how. 2.6-**.  >9  Viei Button, turned soles. Former price, $3.50,*  ^znint,���^  2J5  ren Sc  egular  oney  Viei Bals, with rubber soles and heel.   Former  price, ��5.00, now ....   3 95.  Oil grain, button and lace.   Formerly 52, now,l 25  Womon'a Kox Calf, hand sewed skating  bals.  Formerly $-1.00, now                 2 95  Viei turned sole, patent tip Oxfords.   Suitable.  for dies.1*.   Formerly $3.25, now-      ....      .2 20  Viei one strap Slippers, turned solo.   Formerly  ���J2.00,now   .... .-..3  Viei three-strap steel beaded slipper. Formerly  $3.00, now   ....  2  Old Ladies' Kid, turned sole, buskins, widoand  easy.   Formerly $2.25, now   .... ....1  Y  ?  ( PABST BffiER  *f in pints and quarts.  '?\ Dawson's " Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  *"'*".���   Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  k A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  NELSON'ZE  TRAMWAY  *i  LTD.  N.E.T; TIMETABLE.  STANLEY STREET���"  7.00       7.40       820a.m.  9.00 9.40 IO.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. m. A  BQGUSTOWN���  7.20       8.00       8.40       9.20 a. m.  to.00     10.40     11.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m.  ��aoK9  >  *0racm  gosszr  iLmvt  ��  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.     Apply A. V. MASON,   Man. Sec.  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  <-^.<ffn-ff> &<<��* <*> t$ O1 <$>-^'^^^y-<^^^-^>^^?> ^>-o <&-&^-&<fy<&-&-^i><&- &>^^M&&  Tl  40  00  50  LDPErTS SHOES  Misses' Box Calf, button, low heel.   Formerly  $2.00, now     1 45  Misses' Oil Grain Bals, medium sole. Formerly  5*1.75, now    1 10  Viei sprhijr heel, turned solo, patent tip.   Formerly ��2.50.-now         -        I80  Misses' Viei, turned sole, one strap slippers.  Formerly $2.00, now ....                125  Children's Box Calf, button, heavy sole.   Formerly $1.50, now     120  Infants'   soft sole   Shoes,  in   colored   saliu  and  kid, various styles, from   .... ....       25c  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  ERCHANTS  EL K.  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street/near Ward  Street, Nelson.  ���Q.H^^^4^~<H$r��<0-^<$��<&-<& ^"*&&^&&&&-&&*fr'&'&Q'^&Qr&>-&&&  lew Fall Goods  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  Kice Line of tarings  John Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Eldg., Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PEOVINCIAra LAND BUIlVEYOB  Head Office Nelson, B.C.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandotij Three  Forks, New Denver, and Slocan City.  .  Iriinds and HlnerolCInlmsSurvcyed  and Crown Grafted  P. O. Box 503      Office ; pootenay S1-. Nelson :  50  YEARS**  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  DESfeNs  COPVntGHTS &c  Anvonesiondins asfcetcli nnd description mny  (Illicitly HSCCTtnin our opinion froo wlietlier mi  invcntlnn la probabU patentublo. Coninmnlcii.  irons Ktrlcf It coaQdentlnl. Handbook on l'ntcuts  dent free Oiliest nueiicy for sccuriiif,' patcnta.  t'Hteiits taU-jii throuKli Slunu & Co. rcculvo  tpecialnotice, witliout chareo, in tho  -Scientific. Hmericam  A nandsomcl7ll!iislrated weekly. I.nnrest cir-  culntion ol any scientific lourmil. Torms. 53 a  re.ir: tour montlis $1. Sold brail newsdealers.  MUNM&Co.M1B���-* New York  EranaH Otaoe. 026 F.BU Washington, D. C.  Sawing Machines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  IOU.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt and careful atten  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and  .Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, bricl*  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Saie  Old Curlosify Shopj Josephine St, Kelson  Fred. J. Squire  Tents and Awnings made and repaired.  Clothing cleaned arid mended.  Iter ihe Ssllace-MJller Ce.j Jfelsoii  -'���Wr*.  ,-i.*as*4��iB!(nc.-��a^t(K��i^M *'rf ilirti���>iW ji-f�� itiaiici ���*���>����� ���**!���>���'���  ft  jA  THE   NELSON ECONOMIST  During January we are offerix-g all our large and varied, stock of Miscellaneous Books [excepting new novels, school aiid technical books,] at  our regular prices.   Over 6,000 volumes to select from, covering every branch,  of literature.   We also include iu this sale all framed and unframed  - ���"' ,, h  At  "*<��� **  '-.-'iS  4  Gall and see uV in regard to the ir-sfalinent plan of purchasing books.  s Stores  | ���SEBSSSEffSBSagg'^^  _sa&ss_  f8S&i&&s&&*&a&to^fi^.'tf^&%tt,*-x&  A Living Encyclopedia.  ���Lyu'lph' Stanley was an Englishman oi.  iM'hom Lowell said that he "knew tluso  itimes aa many facts as,any young Mian  j whatever had any business to know."  ! He had but one rival in -that lino:  jPalgrave, who. compiled the ''Golden  !Treasury." Mitch interest sprang up  ��� among their friend's when the two went  ioffon a trip/together.;:  "It's an even chance which will return  .alive," said one man, solemnly. . When  |they did come back,���. Palg'ra've was pole,|  ieniaciatod,   silent;   but   Stanley   seemed j  junmoved,   and   more   all-knowing   tliim i  ievcr.    . '��� y ��� j  One night Buckle, the author of "The j  [History    of Civilization,"    was    laying;  jdown the law on every subject,' with a|  'magnificent   pomposity   that   made   the'  'table quake.   At last he put forth some  'statement'about the burning of a witch,  ;��nd set the; date aL century__out of tint  ~iwayT     !3fiuirey^\v1i^~v^s"n^elMtr"hnJ  ���borne some ���preccdii,.g,cinaceui'.acics very  'well, with only a  slight shaking of the  head and a reddDuing of tha fdce.  Suddenly his ,sel'-control gave vtsy,  and lie leaped-to liis feet. He extend.!-!  Iii3 hand, and piped forth in a vigorous  treble:��� '   /   ���-.   :>  "I beg your pardon, but the last viloli  was burned at sucli-aitd-sueh a place, in  such-and-such a year, under sutli-aiul-  such circumstances. And her name -w:\s  so-and-so, and you will find all about it  in a book to which I can c.isily re (or  you, and which you evidently don't  know."  Torrents of. imprisoned knowledge were  thereupon poured 0:1 Buckle's head, until  the historian of civilization sat wrathful,  extinguished, unite. But a. little la ter ho  had his revenge. Some one mentioned a  new dictionary as a good one.  "It is," said "Buckle, with solemnity,  "it Is one of the few dictionaries I hnv*1  read through with pleasure."  The intimation that he had read any  dictionary through for pleasure so as-.  tonished the guests that they forgot his  past discomfiture in'new awe.  A Business Woman,  Mr3. Dixon���I was so '���hocked to hen  of your' husband's death. J ci.*ae ti  console with .yoil...on youi gicat loss  Mrs. Weeds (absently.)���Yes, but it w.i-  fully covered by insurance.  ; Helping Him Along.  Mr. Sliye���I would be awfully pleassd  if you thought enough of mc to call m-'  hy my first name; Mi's WYIingc���Oh!  your lu.s'f.-niime is good enough for me.  The F��mily-"Ch.i*r.peen,"  '���"Did rouse hear about Chimmie m.tk  in' de ten base hits in de gitne las' Sun  day?"   "Hull!--dat'wasn't nuitin'-ter de 1  hasp  hits   wot   his  tnuiMer  made  wher >  sheketehedhirn playin' o-n Sunday".      |  SMOKE  THE.CELEBRATED   S  Th e~lcov"~t trT.ifc'ce'sVSiti^nfi" fc-^iiTii igivr  kev.���Chicngo "Eecord-H'c'rald/;;-.."    ,--  -W;  i.H,   V.'T    W.  cockneyisma.  The following dialogue between a. *bus-  ��� driver and a droopy-looking youth with  a well-watered silk hat who ��� waa handling the reins on the'box of a brougham  is'a fair sample of tho ready wit and  the equally-ready animosity of the London Jehu. The youth had evidently inconvenienced the 'bus-driver in some  subtle way^-a state of "affairs in. which  each party, according to. the other, is to  blame. ;'   -  'Bus  Driver���-'Ere;   you  ought.'to   be  drivia' cows iu the country, you. ought!  .   Droopy Youth���Gam! w'ere'a the reg'-  lar man? The company don't know you're  takin' 'is job, do they?  'Bus  Driver���You're   the    man    wot  washesdahn. the brougham, ain't yerl  , Droopy Youth���-No. wonder you ain't  got many passengers; they judges hy'thc  lice, ver know, o  ��� . '��/  ���   'Bus   Driver ���Fice!   Wot  d'you cal-  tha'f thing you've  got? ;.:W"y,"it onh  wants a 'andle. tb be it 'atebet.  . ���  ���.. Droopy Youth (whipping up his Ic-rsc"  'Bus 'Driver���That's right;'"you ,'urc.\  home; yer faiTcr wants 'is 'at!   .  (.'iMintry I lot-tor  has g:utric fever. Sila.i. Mayriek���}>nii't<  see li- low ' that- kin be.' AVy'v.s nev'.i  bui nod g is-���always ujid  liiiii'ia:'  -   ,,  lie���Tlie dreasinnkiT :. sent my tip v.  dr.".->s hu:i:e"'hv a 'buy, but she di.l:i"t ni-n '.  the-bill. .1 \voin!i*r'w!iy'sbe:uiw!ri> S!io  ���I gi'tesa .'the'bijy.'coul.lii't carry Imth'.o  TUrs. Von''riUiii>,er---\yi!.it are yon -go''  ing to do with tli6-ie'\nvful;tf gar*.?    Von  : Ulumcr���I'm saving them for-a friend y!  mine who has just become'a Christij):  Scientist .���"Life."  Circumstances aUcrcasn3*.���"The boys  are throwing stones at a poor peddler."  "Outrageous." "That's what I think."  "Whose boys are they?" "Yours'." .."Oh,  well, hoys wi!' ba boys. Let the chil;  dren play."��� i'liicago "Po3t."  Editor���You wish a position as proofreader? Applicant���Yes, sir. "Do you  understand tlio requirements of that responsible position'." "Perfectly, si..v  Whenever you make any mistakes in il 1  paper, just, blame 'eni. on mo, and i'.'i  never say a word."������Seyf Ye:'/.  "Wuiidz,"      , :       "'������������'���-..  The Emerson'Craze.  The men and women', says the "Literary Digest," who are writing anniversary  articles for the. magazines on Emerson-  as a philosopher,' Emerson as a teacher,  Emerson as a poet, "Emerson as a man.  "Emerson as I knew liim ".'etc'.,---display  a marked tendency to eulogy rather than  criticism. 'Matthew Arnold once remarked that the'whole :liody.of Emerson's verse was not worth ;Longfel]ow'a  little-poem, ."The Bridge." "Ah,"'.��� says  one ot the Emerson.eulogists, "this indicated Arnold's limitations, not: Emerson's." ./Even the most trivial-words and  actionaa'of the Concord philosopher -are  revereutly recorded. Julia Ward IIowo  ���recall? fondly ho.w he once said; at dta-'  :r.cr:,-"'Mr3. Howe, try ������otir< 3nap cake;"  andiWilliaia Dean Howells chronicles tho  fact that when Emerson smoked a cigar,  "it" was ns if one..'.then saw Dante, smoking, and one then saw it .with all the r��-  v'cxcou:o dus ' tjvs snee'ta fl K'\  ������   ��� ���'  i- De 'Style���Is he * a' <iliip :of the old  ���kdck? Gunhusta���NO', he's a daw .ol  the old lobster.���JT&w Yprlr "Sun."- - *���  !R:1AR'-:'P.I'PiES.  ���;  o.  <  x  CO  G  z  a  <  LU  ��J  LU  X  H  U-  O  ui  O  CO  Nottingham, England.  ^rfell  _1)_\  evy Cut Mild, Medium and Full |   Naw. Mixture. S  0  flaw  M  Offline  M����co.$  radigiie Tobacco, fevf ��if|  igaretfes.  v ���.  r . ; A ���  ���%,-a-A-'  A  Lhurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson_  [^iSic LAICISE  '   Dominion and  Provincial  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to Kone  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  C6./Ltd, Victoria, B.C.  t0$0$WW  iiinf1  ���&,  p. *.���'%  n B2f9CC  MONTREAL, Sole Manufac  turersof the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  11      R. H. CAR LEY, B. G- Agt.  s*     ^tKc csK-fs n   ai r>-a�� rs^. �� ncjj\ if^. s^z*  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  ' Land Surveyor !  |Cp.B-C. CustcirisHouse, Nalson}  Ail orders it*-;.*** be sccompanioi by r.t.sfi airfiihonld be forwarded  cither i-crsorsaily or by niail to ibecfilcfeoS  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL ACEKT ft:  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The Present State of Literature.  Cnrlylo once man an ''Enquiry into  the Sfate of German Literature," aud  others have investigated the sta.te ot" letters in other lands. As it is not essential to be bilious, nor prerequisite lo be  ulieii, ah enquiry into the-statc of politic  and other literature in America is in  order, writes the humorist, Joseph Smith.  That it may be well done, and not half-  baked, I do it.myself, for, though mocS--  est, I "am Literary and Authoritative, if  not well'read; almost shrinking enough  - for a reviewer.  Literature i-j in a bad way; it ba3 no  friends except mercenary publishers ani>  impeeuniou3 writers; even critics, who  know literature when it bites them.  speak harshly of it. Literature has baen  going down hill for years; it has now  licen stranded in the department'stores,  ���where Shakespeare and Laura Jean Lib-  bey battle for recognition with Indiana  poets and Battle Creek breakfast foods.  Poetry, which is viewed with alarm by  alienitits, is a goner. When tho twenty-  fivc-cent table d'hote waa strangled by  the Decf Tni3t, the Poets' Union succumbed; and to-day poets arc not raised  except in captivity nnd suburban Boston.  History has been decaying since ifc became wedded lo that robust form of fiction called the New England Family History; genealogy, gossip, gush and gab  have ruined ifc. Ida Tar Ball has dropped.  Napoleon and Lincoln for Kerosene and  Rockefeller. ... Only the Spanish  War heroes), whose pens are mightier  than, their swords, are left to stagger humanity with" their memoir's and amaze  empires with their exploits.  The historical novel, which is seldom  "historical and never novel, is the only  dangerous rival which -Reformed Oats  and Jagless Rye encounter in a free press  nest to pure reading matter. All depend  on Tobustuous inveracity for reputation  and sturdy credulity for consumption;  but the oats and rye have some value.  The Swashbuckler novel���the cousin of  the H. N.���lias waned since its heroes  have been translated to the stage. An  imported syndicate hero in red boot3, abbreviated blue breeches, green shirt  waist, blonde curls, brown Arizona hat,  yellow   feathers   and.'-a-."'secret'   society  , sword, is not'calculated to make literature respected and popular. The Froh-  manized Swashbuckler has added a'new-  horror to the drama/ another terror .to  literature.' .-"*'.'.���  Literary translations make ' countless  thousands yawn; .they lack even their  native attraction���indecsney. D'Annun-  zio done into English is dullness and dirt;  Ibsen suffers from.Norse-algia; and the  geniu3 of France, Germany and.P.ussia  is Englished, to congest junk stores and  ,-feed furnaces. '. '''"���  , 'Plainly the Literary Outlook is alarming. R. H. Davis has quit; Bar:g3 swings  between post-mortem persiflage and historical grave robbery; Kipling has taken  to golf, politics and epithets; James is  foggy, in several languages; Dooley is  married; Roosevelt is strenuous in everything but literature; Ho wells has ceased  to JHowell^LochinYar^liaa gene West  again; and I am not feeling very well  myself. It looks a3 if the reading public would havo. to go back to such "Has  Beens"'a"s Tennyson, Thackeray, Dicken3,  Emerson," Gooper, Hawthorne, arid such.  . . . It is as profitless to sock' for a  sane,-healthy, robust literature in sueh  surroundings as" to look for motherhood  and domesticity in a divorce court.  ����_������$-  lyeache and  Eyestrain  causes  tooth.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Pro  perly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  ���IT  . ?H VVJ-S.CVT  vYOOK EYS9  CUgcS All EYE DISEASES.  KFLAMED EYES.SCAl��S OH LIDC  GRANULATION ETC  na  Opticians  Baker   Street,   Kelson.  Notice  Kotico is hereby given tbat 80 days nfter  (Intel Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of LandsniKl Works foraspecial license  lo cut and carry awny timber from the follow-,  ing described lands siliiuk-d on I'.oumlary  Creek, nbout U miles west of Kootenay  Itiver in West. Kootenay District. Comracn-  p.injr at a post Jiiiirued 51. Mcfjulrc's  northwest corner, thence east 1G0 cliiiins,  thence south in chains, thence west ICO cliiiins.  tlience north hSO c'lnins.lopointofcommencement.  M. jrcGuir.K. .  ' Creston, Dec. 13:ii. 1008.  Notice  The  Uncommercial  ��� Trunk.  Travelers  Once "upon a. time -a 'trunk -was ��� .*\  trunk, and all trunks loked more or less  alike to everyone.   Now a trunk- may be  "JSburoau or "a wardrobe or a hat-box, ac-  cordihg tto .its ov-nei's" wishes and the  amount She. pays for it.      :  The wardrooS'--trunk" sets on one end  and the gowns are hiing in it'on hangers.  This serve's a double purpose, for the  frocks arc kept free from wrinkles" by  this method,- and- they are also much"  easier to get afc.than they' were by the  old "way", when the "box" had to be unpacked" every   time   another'gown' was.  -got-'oufc.  You see,-the hangers are so arranged  that tbey may be pulled out; much as'an  accordion is, and then pushed back again.  The bureau trunk is better known.   It  .has drawers which may be.pulled out,  "just as "those in the bureau arc, and so  the necessity of lifting heavy trays is ob-  .-viatcd. ;.' ';.:������' ���:.���  But these inventions are not very well  ���known on the other side of the water,  and', consequently,; they puzzle  the cus-.  -���'���toms.inspectors not a'little.   _.  . ,  One of the bureau trunks -owned by an  .American woman, the French authorities  at Boulogne insisted upon opening simply because they saw it fastened differently  from  the   ordinary   trunk.    Once  opened, they would not permit the owner  ���to  pull  out  tho   trays   or  drawers   for  their inspection, but insisted on lifting,  them out themselves and searching every  hole and  crevice  for   contraband  goods.  When they were at last convinced thai  thero  was   nothing   of   the  sort  inside,  tlicy permitted the owner- to replace the  drawcre,   but   the  moment   these   "were  pushed in and the lock snapped, the peculiarity of  the  thing seemed, to overcome  tlicrn  again, and  once more  they  'demanded  the keys.    Tlio second search  revealed   no   more   than   the     first,   ol  course, but it waj -with the keenest regret, apparently, that the inspectors saw  the trunk finally borne'away���there was  something mysterious about it that they  did not understand, and they were sure  it-meant there was tobacco concealed in  a secret compartment or a faU�� bott**x_  Notice is hereby given that RO days after  dale 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commi.s-  cioner of Lands aud Works for a ��pccial_ll-  suiise to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands, situated on Boundary Creek, about seven miles west of Kootenay itivcr in the West Kootenay District:  Coinmencing at a post marked X. 11. Whiting's N. K. corner, thence west ICO -chains,  theuce south40cliaii)s, tlience east 180 chains,  thence nortli'10 chains to place of beginning.  T. II. Whiting.  Creston, Dec. loth. 1003.  Notico  ���Notice is hereby .given t'jat 30 days after  alatc Timend toapply in. the Chief Ccinmis-  iioncr of Lniuls una Works'for a special license- to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands situate on Boundary  '.'reel*- about eight, miles west of Kootenay  Itivcr In West Kootenay District: Com men-,  cin^'it a post marked T. H. Whiting's H. E;  corner'-post, tlience west ICO chains, theuce  north '10 chains, thence cast 160 chains, thence  .iouth JO chains to pla.ee of beginning.  T. II. Whiting.  Creston, Dec. loth, 1903.  Corporation ofthe City of Kelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES]  L.Ulf?r'll��    .l.lllli.ll J-    .Ill,     lUI_-��,  discount of 10 per cent will.be allowed.  By order,  1). U. McMORRlS   City Clerk.  Notice to Creditors.  te  ���>_j  First Farmer���Did they hev fire-escapes  nt the hotel where ye slept, Zeke? Second Farmer���No, but it was the most  eckeniomie.il tavern I ever seen. First  .'.(Farmer���In what way, Zekcl ��� Second  Farmer���Why, tbey had a rope hanging  ���an every room, st> that you could commit suicide without wastin* the gas.���  riulajr'f hia "Evening Telegraph."  "Jlr. Nozzlcton," she said, "if you try  ���to hug and kiss me again I shall call'  papa." "Where i3 your father?" he asked.  "He's in the Yellowstone Park, and will  be beyond mail or telegraphic communication for three -weeks."���-Chicago "Ke-  cord-IIcrald."  She (reproachfully)���-Before wc wen  married you used to s.iy you couldn't  ;live without me. Ho���A man ncvei  Jcnnwswhat lie can do till, he tries-���  --"life,"' ;o  IS   THE SUPREME COURT OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, IN PROBATE.  tS    THE   :CO0T)S.   01'    l-'UEI)    TIIEGOXING,   DE-  CKASED,  JUT ESTATE.  Notice Is lierohy given that the creditors  and others .liaring claims against said deceased, who died tit Phoenix, Arlzonn.onor  ahont, Uie (itb day of October, A. D. 1902, ure  required On or before the lath day of March,  ��� fiO-1, to send, by post, prepaid, or deliver, to  llic undersigned, Administrator of the personal estate nnd'effects of the said deceased  in- the ���"Province'' of British Columbia,  ihninJJJU'IstJiui.an.isunijan^  'descriptions, the full purLienl'irs of their  claims, the statement of their' accounts and  'he nature of the securities, if any, hold by  them.. .  ��� And further trike notice, thnt after said Inst  mentioned dnto the said administrator   wilt  proceed   to distribute lhe ���is..ets of the de-  oiiscd anions   the   parties  ciitiiicd  thereto  havinfr rfgnrd only to the  claims ol which  he shall  then Jinvn notice, jind that the said  Administrator will not be liable for the said  iisscts or any part thereof to any person or pc--  sons of whose claims notice shall not   have  been ree'e! red by hiin at the time of such distribution.'  Dated tids 2Cth day of January, A. T). 19<M.  John Em.iot,  Administrator ol Fred Tregoniiig, deceased.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Bonner, Ilomcstalco nnd Utopia Fractional  .Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay restrict...  Where located: Un Kurty-niuc Creek, about  one mile abovo the "May aid. Jennie" mlnoral claim.  Take not ice that I, .loli n Mcf.alchie, ofthe  City of Nelson,acting as asont lor David (.+.'  Porter,-Free .Miner's Certificate No. !3S(),7W>.  and Jacob C. Porrr-r, Free uliucr's Certificate  No. IW1.143, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, lo apply to the Mining' Uecoider for  Certificates of Improvements, l'or the purpose  of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such C'ortllieaU'S of Improvements.  Dated this lUth day of November, A. 1). 19U3.  Jon>' HICL.A'1'CHIB, p. L,. ii.  Certificate of.lmprovcments.  Yukon Fractional Mineral Claim, situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: On Bear Creek, 3 miles  from y mir.  Take notice that I, John Mclrfitchic, of the  City of Nelson, acting-as'agent'fur Patrick  Daly, Free Minor's jcrliflpiite No. B DS,oG3,  William At. CofFcy. Free Miner's Certificate  No. 53,*Wi. A. J. Hughes, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 53.57G, aud John Hyan, Free Miner's Certificate No. ti 58,LCA. intend sixty days  from the date hereof to ap;ily to the Jiinhig  Recorder for a Cerfili.raio of Improvements  for tlie purpose of obiaininga Crown Grant oi  the above claim. o  And further take notice, that action.under  Sectioii 37 must be commenced before the issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this HJnd day of December, IMS.  J una ..McLatchie.' .  Notice.  Notice is licreby given that 30-days after  date I intend to applv to the Cliief Commissioner ot Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber from.the  following described lands, situated ou Boundary Crccfc, about twelve jnilesvpst. of Kootenay Kiver, in "West Kootenay District. Commencing at a post marked J. Hicks' N. li.  corner post, thence south 80 chains, thenco  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  eastBU chains to place of beginning.  J. Hicks.  Creston, Dec. 15lh, 1C03.  Notice.  Notice is licreby given tbat 30 days alter  date 1 Inti'iHlto apply to tlie Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special li'  cense to cut and carry away timber from the  following described hinds situated on Boundary Creek, about twelve miles west of Kootenay -River, in West Kootenay District.. Com  jnenciug at a'post marked U. F. Harris' .S. K.  corner post, tlience west Hit) chains, thence  north 40 chai us, thence cast 160 chains, theuce  south '10 chains to place of beginning.  C. F. HARMS.' -  Crcstou, Dec. 15,1903.  flotleer  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date, 1 intend to npply to tlio Cliief Commissioner of Lands and-Works for si special  license to cut and cary nwsiy timber from  the following deseriued lands, situated on  Boundary Creek about 10 miles west of Kootenay ltiver in West Kootenay District. Coin-  luencing at a post marked C. F. Harris' N. K.  corner thence south so chains, thenco  west 80 chains, 'thence north SO chains, thence  cast SO chains toplaceof beginning.  C. F. Harms.  Creston, Dec. 15th, li)03.  '  ���One day recently, says the Kochcster  "Post-Express," a certain justice of the  Supreme Court of that district invited a  friend of hi3, a lawyer, to go sailing  with him. The wind wa3 "brisk at the  start, and it soon freshened, and their  littlo craft hegan to toss and roll in_ a  manner that caused the lawyer much inward uneasiness. The judge, reading his  friend's plight in his contortions, laid n  kind hand on his shoulder, and said:  "My dear-fellow, ean I do anything for  you?" "Yes, your honor," replied the  lttwyer, "I wish you would overrule th>*  motion.**    :  Once, when, the late Bishop of Canterbury, who was an almost fanatical advocate of the temperance movement, was  Bishop of Exeter, he travelled some distance Into the country to attend an agricultural function. On his return, his  rest was disturbed by a. newsboy shouting, -"Remarkable statement by the  Bishop of Exeter!" To gratify his curiosity, he' despatched a servant to pur-  .chase the paper. This was found to  ���contain hi3 morning?3 address, but over  his remark���jocosely made, of course���  "1 have never been drunk in my life,"  tffe aub-editor had placed the bold cross  head, "Remarkable Statement by the  Bishop of Exeter!"  On one occasion when Mr. John M.  Dunlop, now a prominent official.of n  large banking institution in Montreal,  was crossing the Atlantic, a noted ;pnn-  aler was exhibiting his skill in'the  smoker by making puns from the names  >>f his fellow-passengers. A discussion  vrose, and the punster declared his ability to squeeze a pun from the name of  inyone on the ship. "Wait a bit," ex-  ������laimed Dunlop, "I'll wager you the  'mokes that you can't work it on my  aame." Quick as a flash came the rc-  -ponse: "Oh! that's easy; jast 'lop' oil  die last three' letters and it's 'dun.*  PijjJoj? *tK.P��hfc $ej the proVFtt  Notice.  Notice is hereby given that SO days after  date I intend toapply to the Chief Comm's-  sioncr of-hands aud "Works for a special licence to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands,situated about ten  miles west of Kootenay Ulver in West  Kootenay District. Commencing at a post  marked J. Hicks'. S. K corner, thence  wcst80 chains, tlience north SO chains, thence  cast K0 chains, the.��.ec south SO chains to place  of beginning! ' " ���  J. HfCKS.  Creston. Dec. 15th, 1303.  Notice  ��.~ .....*    v. ................. ��.J       .. ..  ..j ll.nuv.    III'IJI    IIIC  following described lands, ������ituatod on Uound-  ary Creek, about eiiriit mi lea west of  Kootenay Kiver, in Wot Kootenay District.. Commencing at ti poit marked A..I.  McUuire's N. K. corner post, thcace west lifu  chains, thence south 10 chains, theuce cast 100  chains, tlience north 40 chains lo place of beginning.  Creston, Dec. loth, 1903.  A. J. iUcGuri-E.  The Nelsoa Business College  NELSON, B.C.  Individual Instruction  Bookkeeping,  ��� Shorthp'-d,  Typsw.-iting,  English, Etc.  IMPORTERS   OF  Meant  ineiy, Hose, Men's Furnishings  $, Art squares, Oilcloths, LiDoleffiois? lace cyriins  *&&W1**b,^%,  BURNS   BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  ilalltj ^br Every bdf  When  you  are;|indisposed   try   a  Cup of Tea  JOY IN E^ERY CHRP.  Corner Mill'aricl Josephine  Sts.  R.    G   JOY,   PROPRIETOR  KOOTENAY..  COFFEE CO.  ^T* ��T>'^�� *r*�� vi****iJftifmt*Ji~Jt'^��TC ��i��" fPVfi���*(* *T�� *?�� if* *V*. ft'Jt* *r- "1*  Coffee Roasters  Dealers  ,n Tea andTJoffee  VtCofft. ft.,/l.J.. .K^flv^*^.^f i_\ ft*.,. lt< JHWl. Jt. A. JI.A. *-  Wc are offering at lowest prices the best  grades ol Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas. ���'.'���'������������  OnrlJest Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound S  40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds 1 0U  Choice Mlenrt Coffee, 4 pounds  1 00  Special Cleud Coffee,({.pounds. 1 00  liio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds......  1 00  l&pccial Hlend Ceylon iYa, per pwnd.    SO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  K0OTBN^G0SlREL.COs|  Telephone 177.  P. O. BoxiSa.  A/EST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON |  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,.,  or Monthly Payment System:  Bartlett House  (formerly Claris�� House)'  The best SI per day house in Nelson.  .None i>ut white help employed.    ? be bar  the  hest. ��� -.  G. W.   Bartlett,   Prop  WADDS BROS.  oriel s  cenic  irect "��� Line,.   Loist  East  Winnfpcsr  Toronto-  Ottava  ...   r Montreal   .  ^*'*l Hew Yorfc  West  Vancouvr  Victoria  Seattle  Portland' ���  ...  -  San Francisco  Vancouver arid Kelson  BAKER STREET. NELSON, B- C  Notice.  Vfa Soo Pacific Line, St. Paul,"Chicago and  all U.S. points. -  GENERAL AGENT  Fire, Life and Accident Insurance of all. kinds.  Ranch properties in all parts of the Kootena}*s.  f  T.  i BakerStreet, Nelson   ^  ���Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Serchant Tailor,  S.S, Service from Vaiicouyer  To Alaska, Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia  For rate* c.r tuition address,  W. E, Uq'A-ijcs. Business Manaper.  ^felsoj), 15. C,  Xotico is hereby eiven tliat 30 (lays anffesrl  dale I intend lo apply to the Cliiot* ComnfeS  sioner of Lands :inil Works for aFpedaBU'-g  cense to cut and cnrrvairav tiro oer Vor�� Plie?\     ���. . -,,  followinsr dpscribed l'nnds Kituat ;fl 01 BoontP-ijIiuentTlanll b. fa. lines,  ury Creek, iil-mit twelve miles-"*/*est iirK��ohi��-fe'- _______  nay Itivcr an West K��otcn��.v T istrlvt.   Comi-G  lnencliif,'nt n post tjiurlcpi] M JlcCuire-'sB-.s    x<*or time tables,ratoa and   infsrmatiOD^p-  E. corner jwst, f hence north-W vlcitnx, liencft 8 Tjjy to localagenU, orwrite.  west ICO chtiins,   thence   south.   4li   ca��lns,.;a __,  thenee east 1G0 chains to place orbegiiwto-j;.   'ITS. S. CAKTEK,  M. jMcGeees..   I1       Uist.Has8.Ast.,  Crcstou, Dec 1b_l\, 190S. *! Kelsoo.  Settlors' Rates Weslhonnd, sold daily till  November 30.  Tliro\iKii bookings to England nnd the Con-  E.J.OOYLB,  A. O- P. A.  . VaoDonver  Camps supplied on shortesi  ttpticfc and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  tLCTBAVES. Manager  Tremont   Blk.   Baker  St,   Eas  Iiijatesl designs and best quality  'iti"iiis:jss.-:rAs v1


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