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 AA.^|I  >      Wjr.   H.  HE.VKST:    "1  have scon tlie <  mostbciiutilul lakes, in Italy mid .Su-ilzi-.-- c  land, und till tliosu lovely i-pol*-, but 1 have <t  nevoi-HjOL-nunylliinj; nm;r tli.in the Kuotc- c  nny hike and tlie Arrow lukis.   VVc luiti .1 a  dellghtlul time there.   This *>'ii-my lir.sl <��  trip through iheve." <��  S/VVHAi^A<VVVV>?*"iA  ..*��V*-^��/����  p*.    #PROF. Mif,r wJ^nCnever seen anything <{-  ���* 'Ovin����faf  r ':     ���   '.i���   Telson district.  Ho ��.  "-'fli Jjlbfa-jf       be cherries or rasp- <  S   LerrleM<ir ri���  .<    ,   i, but If they com- <?  ��   pare Willi the appks, pears and plnn.it, c  5   you have here n fruit country unsurpumed ��t  thy anything ia the Dominion." <  'A  VOLUME VIII.  NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, SEAKCE 11, 1SC5.  Tradition Carries Them  Back to Terah,  FATHER OF ABRAIiA!  A   New York Man Thinks He  Was Robbed of One of  Tliose Pieces.  One is that hn believed him-1 rn.      ... ..    .,   .  ,        ,      , .  Tlie devil can cite Scrip ture fur   Ins  "    purpose. .-a.  An evil soul producing holy witness,  Is like a villain with a smiling check ;  A goodly apple rotten at the heart ;  O, what  a   goodly   outside   falsehood  hath .'       Uj.h.uanto_ Vii.vica  <".-'���  v. Tradition and legend tupply a long  history of the thirLy pieces of sih-..-  paid to Judas for thc betrayal of Christ,  of one of which Mark Fisher of New  York City thinks he was, robbed recently. A series of traditions \vcu!d  carry it back to the time of Torali, father of Abraham ; for his hands, we  are told, fashioned and made the  "thirty pieces of silver" which were  kept intact" from that time until lhey  were used as the ^purchase money for  the potter's Held", or ���'field of blood."  Terah having made them, Abraham  t"ok theiu with hiru when lie left  Cbaldea, and used them as part of the  purchase 'money for tho ouvo of M.ioh-  pelah. They appear next in the hands  of the. Ishmaelites,- who paid them to  Joseph's brethren when they sold him  into bondage.  As thc Biblical version of thc story  says that'only twenty pieces of silver  was the prieo paid for Joseph we must  conclude, "in order to keep the thirty  pieces intact, either that the-other ten  -uv-a'*-  were paid with them for some other  purpose,'or accept the statement made  by a writer iu the fouilecuth century  that "For thritli pens they sold that  Childe."'  However this may be, tradition says  that these same pieces of silver came  into the possession of Joseph himself  when his brethren went down into  Egypt to buy corn. Ou the death of  Jacob they found their way into thc  royal treasury of Shebu, where Joseph  sent them to pay for spices to emb.dm  his father. Here they, remained, undisturbed, l'or a long period of years, in  fact until  the  Queen-of Sheba made  ��� her-wouderful vioib lo-Kinjf-Sulomon,-  - when they figmed among the gifts  presented by the Queen to the ruler  whose fame had roused   her etnioMty.  From Jerusalem thoy found their  way back to Arabia. This was in the  reign of Itckobomu, when tlie .King ot  \^ Egypt, having despoiled the temple,  gave them to the King of Arabia, his  ally, as part of his share in the plunder.  Again they rest, this Ihue.uulil tho  birth of Christ, when Mel-bior, one of  the wise meii, brought them from  Arabia and ' placed them at tha  of the infant Saviour as part  of his ottering. " During the hurried  flight into Egypt, they were in the  keeping of tiie Virgin Alary; .but  when closely pursued by the soldiers  of Herod she stopped to inquire her  way of a man who was sowing corn,  and in her haste and confusion she  dropped theiii.  Scarceiy.were the Holy Family out  of sight when the corn the man had  beeu sowing miraculously 'sprang u;  and grow. Almost immediately Her-'  od's soldiers appeared and inquired of  the sower if he had seen the infant  Saviour and his parents. The man replied that no one had passed that way  . siucethe corn was sown, and the soldiers, considering further pursuit iu  that direction useless, turned back aiid  gave up the search.  The money was found by a shepherd, who kept it intact for year.--.  Then, being afflicted by a disease that  was pronounced incurable, he applied  to the Saviour and was healed- Out  of gratitude he presented the mouey  as an o'lVring at  the  high altar,  and  noon aficrward it  was  used lo pay Ju- j  j das for his act of treachery. "i  Various reasons haye been given to  explain why Judas exacted just that  amount  .self cheated out of so much, through  the use of the box of ointment, for if it  had been sold for three hundred pence  he would have appropriated a tenth.  Again, it is said that Judas, having  been sent by Christ on Holy Thursday with that amount of money to  mako ready the Last Supper, fell  asleep by the wayside and was robbed.  [n the midst of his distiese, Pilate  appeared, and being templed ha agreed  t> betray his Master for tlie amount of  money of which he had been robbed.  When smitten by remorse, he "cast  down tlie pieces of silver in tbe Tera-  p'e'' and the priests, believing it uot  lawful���being the price of blood���to return them to the treasury, purchased  with, them the potter's field, the "field  of blood," The field was long supposed to be possessed of unusual pow-  ers, among them that of rapidly decomposing bodies buried in it, so that  large quantities of the earth were carried away. The Pisan Crusaders took  some of the earth " for the Campo  Santo in PUa, and the Empress Helena had some of it taken to Rome.  Portions of it are still shown in various parts of .Europe where it is said to  have been preserved.  Ono tradition says that only half  of the thirty pieces of silver were  used as the purchase money  for   lhe ."field  of blood,"  the others  If the Nelson Tribune desires only  to be tallied about, it certainly has  achieved its object this week. It is  doubtful if any paper in Canada ever  created a greater sensation than did  the Nelson publication when it ap*  peared on the streets last Monday  evening. Respectable citizens read it-  and then consigned it to tlie flames,  'while those who really enjoy a coarse  thing, -like vultures perched on the  carrion, devoured the editorial contents  with gluttonous relish. Itis not the object of this comment to refer particularly to the item in question ; but it is the  sacred duty of every honorable man to  resent the' mendacious statement  therein contained. The man who  wrote it says he didjso believing it to be  true, but that can in no regard be accepted as justification for the publication of an item-that -in the opinion of  many was too vile to even find an ob  seme corner.in lhe Police Gazette.  Ib is no defense in a court of law to  say that someone said so-and-so, and  tho "man who believes he can evade  being given as a bribe to the soldiers 'just punishment by setting up such a  who guarded thc sepulchre, that they j plea is only deceiving, himself. - Nor  "might say that the body of our Lord  had been stolen. Here, according to  liadition, all trace of them was lost..  VENTS ANO GOSSIP  can a newspaper justify the'publication  of a defamatory statemen t .by pleading  that the writer was ^credibly informed  that the 'assertions contained -therein  were   true."   It  is  strange the  idea  some men have of what constitutes le-    gitimate comment. Jf prurieut-miuded  Mr. William  Blakemore has handed ,:uul debasnd they will contend that it  in his  lcsignation  as president of the 'id llie duty of lhe newspaper  man  to  local  branch of the Dominion Lord's, tl(-*lve in the filth for scandal and to act  Day Alliance.    Mr. Blakemore was an !ilt a11 'hues as a spy on   his  neighbor.  active  worker inthe eflort to secure jIn other   words   be   must   become a  better observance oT the Sabbath.    'He,sca.Yen-0r>   alwaJ's   011    duty   in   his  will be greatly niisi-ed at  the meetings i neighbor's back-yard  of the Alliance, particularly nt a time  when/-an efiort is being made to put      -,r ,    .        .  ��� _ * If a newspaper desires  to  cater spe-  an   end lo "life pool" on the Sabbath  ;-,,,.   ���      .��� ���       . ...       .,      ...  1 cially   to depraved   appetites,  it will  Day in clubs. - have little difficulty in  procuring the  material   desired.     During the eight  ���In-"l'aul~Kauvnr"���Harold���Nelson  and bis company  haye achieved an-  years The Economist has heen in existence, there has never been one week  other  success.    This   piece   does   not ��� U),l(. R W|1B not iH  p08session  ofi(lfor.  draw so heavily upon the resources of ��� ���iatj0Ilf S(Birce,y ever .-eijuble, that if  Mr. Nelson as tome of-Jhe plays in , ���ubnslie(1 wouM hfwe l)roug,)t sorrow  which lie has been seen here, but it is' . many a rosipeotable family and  a finished production in every respect. bedItlircllCl, tlje Ilnme ()f lho citv> No  The plot was described in these col-1 ^ g0(jd elld wouIdllove been se;Vec,  m.m��l.i_l week, so further reference' by g...|nK ^ubllt.ity to these &eamla,8i  on   that score is scarcely necessary.   It       d  ...,,_.,  iuvealigated  they were al-  most invariably found to be false.    Of-  deals altogether with the revolution in  Franco, a theme which has afforded  material for many of the best plays on  the stage. The stirring incidents of. was very clever as Nanette. In fact  that time are depicted in "Paul Kau-j the company as a whole is equal to the  vai'".iu a remarkably vivid liiar.ner. I hest with which Mr. Nelson has sur-  Mr. Nelson took the leading role, and! rounded himself, and that is saying a  throughout .he sustained the part in a great Hleal. The costumes and stage  way that brought forth round after settings are particularly worthy of  round of applause. .Iu the,,dream.'mention, and we regret that space  scene he was particularly effective, in does not permit further reference to  fact, he gave a virile interpretation of the general excellence of the produc-  the role. Of course, Mr. Bruce stands. tion and the merits of the perform-  next in rank to Mr. Nelson. As ihe ers. Mr. Nelson returns on March  Marquis de Vaux,' Mr." Bruce once 28th, -when he will be seen in  more revealed that talent which has "Richelieu.'-'  won for him such a warm place in the  hearts of Nelson th'eatre-goers. Miss  Scott continues'���-to improve, and in With the opening of spring the pps-  Diane de Beaumont she has pro- sibility of Nelson's having a lacrosse  bably the best part .in which she team this year is being discussed.  has yet been seen in Nelson.   William  Several of those interested in the game  ���:���)������������ ��� i  Yule supplied the comedy, and. the have suggested that an intermediate  Jjjoiiuent applause with he was greeted team be formed whieh wonld be corn-  must have convinced him that his posed exclusively of Nelson men. At  work was appreciated. George Antler-' the ctose of the last season a Nelson  sou is a late addition to the company, team visited the coast and played sev-  and last night he gave unmistakable ' eral gamas, but no one seemed to recog-  evidence of talent  of  a   high   order,  nize the names of its members. It was  ' i  William Blake is still with thc com- fur the greater part made up of out-  pauy, and shows marked improve- siders. Nelson has always had a team  ment in' his work.    Miss  Chadwick  which was too strong a match for any  ten a trivial occurrence was magnified  into a flagrant breach op the moral  law. [n no instance, however, was  the information of a character that  shouhl find its way to the columns of  a respectable newspaper, but, if the  ofi'eiis-es had been committed, they  could be bcit attended to by the parents of tbe offendeis or the police officers.  Tjij. Economist has heard frequently of young girls getting beyond the control of their parents. If  this was the case it was manifestly the  duty ofthe person who knew so much  about it to warn the parents.. We  have been told of boys who were dropping into bad, habits; evidently another case for parental authority. Time  and again it has beeii hinted that certain young men were guilty of serious  crimes. This paper never claimed for  its.lfthe functions of police, jury and  judge, so it turned a deaf ear to the  evil-mluded gossip. Repeatedly have  the alleged domestic infidelities of a  lecherous - old Impostor beeu forced  upon our attention, presumably with  the object of���warning husbands to  doublelock their doors. It was asserted with due attention to the minutest  details that this old rascal was a frequent .visitor at his neighbor's house  during the latter's absence ; that he  had robbed that same neighbor of the  love of his wife ; that in his nocturnal  peregrinations he slinked along dark  streets with his hat slouched over his  eyes   conscious'of- having   flagrantly  violated the commandment which en-  s  joins us not to covet bur neighbor's  wife ; that he had broken up one family in Nelson already, and would soon  have another domestic dissolution to  his credit. These and more nauseating  details of this man's lascivious deeds  were supplied, but they had no interest" tor Tub EcoxoariST, aud we are  still in ignorance as to the identity of.  this thick-lipped voluptuary. These  entertaining stories may or may not  have been founded on fact; that  is no concern of ours ; but it docs concern us that thc columns of the newspapers are kept clean and free from  anything that will suggest an immoral  thought or desire.       "  creatures to believe that he was a  much abused man. llesides it would  not be just the kind of literature a circumspect parent would care about  placing in thc hands of his cnildren,  and it might bring slinme and sorrow  to the innocent families of the offenders.  NUMBEK^^/.  MEB-BE.  Again, we do not believe that tho  citizens of Nelson aro just as immoral  as the Tribune would lead the public  to believe. There may be a black  sheep here and there, and occasionally  a wolf may prowl around and fasten  his fangs into one of thc flock. But  we have here at least our share of gossips. Furthermore, it so happens that  iu this city there are two classes educated in widely different schools. We  have citizens who regard" everything  outside of their former narrow environment in the east as being immoral;  and we have those wlio were brought  up in the less restraining surroundings of the ' Pacific Coast. Conduct that would be regarded as  positively shocking and cause a scandal in an Eastern Canadian hamlet,  would not be considered harmful or  unconventional on' thc Pacific Coast.  For this reason new arrivals from the  east aic often horrified at occurrences  that arc not considered as matters even  entitled to passing notice on the coast.  Yet it is doubtful if Eastern men and  women at heart are any purer than  those enjoying the greater social latitude prevailing in the west. Some  may suggest that they are not quite so  good, and that there is more hypocrisy  in their make up.  A certain class of men may say that  it is the duty of the newspapers to  make inquiries as to the truth of such  assertions, and, if discovered to be true,  follow them up with exposure of the  evil-doers. But would that make the  transgressor- better. Would he not  brazen out his moral delinquencies,  and possibly find some  weak-minded  But to return to the Tribune's war  ou women. It is quito conceivable that  thc unsophisticated editor of that pa per  believed he was rendering faithful service to the public when'he wrote the  scurrilous item j;omplained of. If he  did so believe, be can never expect to  get his reward on this earih. Too  many labor under the impression tbat  he was not moved by such a benevolent sentiment. For-our part we prefer not to express an opinion. But we  d___-r-cSI"i-lt-_->r__the__lioii(ir_of_the_press'  of British Columbia, that a paper published in the city of Nelson should  have violated the ethics of respectable  journalism. The indecent charge was  absolutely without foundation. Newspaper writers should guard against inflicting unnecessary wounds, especially where women are concerned.  We arc not saints. No, not one of us,  with the possible exception of the pres-  eut editor of tbe Tribune.  (,15y Win.  Henry Drunmiond, M. D.)  A quiet boy was Joe jJedottc,  An'no sign anyw'ere  Of anything at all lie got  Was up to ordinaire.  An' w'en de teacher tell heemgo  An' tak' a holiday,  For wake heem up becas he's slow,  Poor Joe would only say���  "Wal, mel>be." .  Don't bodder no w��n on de school  Unless dey bodder heem,  But all de scholar t'ink he's fool,  Or walkin on a dream ;  So w'en dey're closin' on de spring,  Of course dey're nioche surprise  Dat Joe Is takin' ev'ryt'ing  Of what you call de prize:  An' den de teacher say, "Jo-seph,  . I know you're workin' hard,  Becos w'en I am pass mcself  T see you on de yard  A splittin' wood���now you mus' stay  And study half de night?"  And Joe he spike de sam' old way  So quiet an' pelite���  "Wall, raeb-be."  Hees fader an' heea moder die,  An' leP heem dere alone  With chil'ren small enough to cry  An' farm all rock an' stone.  But Joe iff fader, moder too���  An' work bote day an' night.  An' clear the place, dat's w'at he do,  An'bring dem up all right.  De Cure.say, "Joseph, you know.  Le bon Dieu's very gootT; " x  He feed de small bird on de snow,  xDe caribou on de wood ;  Butyru deserve'some credit too,  I spik of dis beforo���"  So Joe he dunno w'at to do  An' only say wance more���  ���-A      "Wall, meb-be."  i  An' Joe he leev' for many yoar  An' hei pin' ev'ry wan-  Upon de parish, far an' near,  Till all hees money's gone.  An' den do Cure he come again  Wit' teardrop on hees eye ;  He know for sure poor Joe, hees Men'  Is well prepare to die.  "Wall, Joe, de work you done will tell,  We'en you get up above ;  De good "God he will treat you well,  An' geev' you all hees love.  De poor an' sick down here below  I'm sure dey'11 not forget,���  An' w'at you t'ink lie &ay, poor Joe,  Drawin' his only breat'_?   'Wall, meb-be."  other team in the interior and now it  h as been suggested that a meeting be  held with the idea of having a team  which would be in the same class as  those of surrounding towns.  The Rebeccas will hold a nother of  their semi-monthly dances next Monday night, at Fraternity Hall. Irwin's  orchestra will be in attendance.  Irishmen and the descendants of  Irishmen in Nelson will celebrate St.  ^Patrick's Day with a smoker in Fraternity Hall. The preparations indicate tliat it will be a delightful entertainment.. The proceedings will be  enlivened with Irish music by Irwin's  orchestra.  The Ladies' Guild of. St. Mark's  Church, Kaslo, held a successful concert in Eagles' Hall, last Tuesday  evening. The programme consisted  exclusively of Irish melodies.  tern ily Hall, Friday of last week is  pronounced by those present to have  been one of the most enjoyable social  gatherings of the season.  The coming summer promises to be  a banner year so far as fruit-growing  in the vicinity of Nelson is concerned.  Already work has been begun on several ranches and a portion of the Bag-  ley ranch, at 13-mile point,"was purchased this week by J. A. Kelley, the  Fairview nursery man, with theinten-  tion of turning it into a nursery at an  early date.   ,  W. A. Macdonald, K. L'., returned  from a trip to the const Wednesday  evening.  The dance given by Mr. and Mrs.  Geo. Hunter to tbeir friends in Fra-  The Kootenaian announces that part  of the zinc machinery for the Kaslo  sampler arrived in Kasio on Monday  from Denver Colo., being in transit  only sixteen days. The machinery  will be installed at onco and the plant  will probably be ic operation next  month.  Old-timers will remember Ed. Mc-  Cardia, who seven or eight years ago  sold papers in Nelson. "Mac" was an  exceedingly clever boy and very popular with his customers. Sinco leaving  here, over six years ago, he has travelled all over the European continent  and visited many Asiatic ports. He is  now in Spokane and likely to turn up  in Nelson any day.  Geo. W. Hughes is shipping 1200  tons of zinc from the Kaslo sampler.  The shipment is consigned to Gas,  Kansas. It is understood .-/that Mr.  Hughes will follow this shipment by  others as soon as the ore is taken out  of the. mine, having made a contract  by which he can ship steadily to the  smelter. The Lucky Jim mine is  proving to be a bonanza for its owners.  Tlie Slocan Drill reports that ore-  hauling from' the mines has become a  difficult task, a transfer from sleighs to  wagons being necessary. Accordingly  the'week's > i'.i it fell away tb 44 tons.  The Ottawa sent out a car tb Nelson  and the Black Prince one to Trail. W.  Koch has given up the^ hauling from  the latter mine, his place being taken  by Kennedy & "Cameron. The Enterprise will have ojie or two more cars  ready to go out and then she will disappear from the list. The Colorado  owners are getting along well with  their proposed shipment. Output to  date 633 tons.      . .  ING  THE LARDEAU  Operations Will Be on  a Big Scale.  MILLS WILL BE BUILT  At Poplar, Ten-Mile and Other  Points, and Success is  f.ov/ Assured.  All over the Lardeau country everything looks good for the coming season. Arrangements are being made,  by many companies for the introduction of machinery, and we have every.  reason to believe tbat it will be a season of big work and good results! says  the Lardeau Mining Review.  At Camborne, the Eva people are  making arrangements for the installation of a compressor plant. The last  clean-up of this property was cloWjto  $3,000. The Elwood Tin Workers Co. .  are also installing a compressor plant.  Work on the sawmill aud development is now being pushed vigorously.  The Mammoth group- owners are put-  ting up a development fund of HO.OCO  with-which to put the property in.  shape for economical working. One  hundred tons of concentrates have  been sacked and will be shipped from  the Oyster Group to the Trail smelter.  Itis the intention of the owners of  this property to double-their mill capacity this spring.-  The Triune people will put on 50"  men early-in the season and push  work vigorously. While the Silver  Cup has shut down at present, it is  only for a few weeks, until the danger of snowslidcs is over. At the Net-_.  tie L. development work is being  pushed by a big crew of men. In a  few weeks work will be started on the  big tunnel scheme. We understand  all thc stock has been taken up, which  provides ample capital for the working  of ths big proposition. Tlie Mohican  crew are driving a long tunnel, which  will be completed by the first of June  The Lncky Boy is showing   tip better  than ever, aud the working staff increased as the ground is being opened  up. So far an average of a car of ore.a  month is being taken out, averaging  $150 per ton. It might be said.in connection with this property that only  the ore met with in course of development is being taken out. ��� The Horse  Shoe is proving a good thing for the  lessee, and a good shipment will be  made as soon as navigation opens.  At Poplar things are brightening up.  Barney Crilley is authority for the  statement that a 40-stamp mill will be  put in for the Lucky Jack aud Swede  groups early in the spring, which will  make these famous properties big producers. Active development Is planned  for the Pluto, Marcus and Gilbert  group, Calumet and Heckla, Broken  Hill group and numerous others. The  Broken Hill Co. have the erection of a  mill at Rapid Creek under consideration, which will greatly facilitate the  operation of numerous other good properties iu the immediate neighborhood.  The bonding of the Winslow by  Bruce White is also |going to prove a  factor iu the success of the district. A  large amount of work has been done  on the Silver Plate, which has shown  up well, during the winter. Over the  divide, the Consolidated Co., according  to latest advices, are preparing to go  to work with a large force on the Old  Gold, Primrose and Treadwell.  The promoters of the recently incorporated Reward Mining and Smelting  Co., who are driving the long 'tunnel,  are expected to arrive in Ferguson  about the 15th.  iH'jrJ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afteruonn at  VERSON- STKRET. _N'ET.SOST. B. C.  PRESS COMMENT  $1 Pet leat SU ie  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes in advc'tlse-ients to Insure  I'uortion should reach this office not lat��r  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of addrcHs is required, II ls  deairihle that both the old address and tilt  new bu given.  AddruMi all communications. " Pulillnhor  or Thk .Vklsos _co.vohist. Nelson. U. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Two months have elapsed since  the new city council was sworn in,  and the rock-crusher still remains  idle.  The whole western country appears to be enjoying the exceptional season of beautiful weather.  From the territories it is reported  .that the farmers are making preparations for the work that is usually  done a month later.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier has been  forced to moderate his autonomy  bill so far as it has any bearing on  the establishment of Separate  schools in the new Provinces. The  resignation 'of Clifford' Sifton seems  to have had beneficial results.  The Vernon News is one of the  most enterprising weekly newspap  ers published in the interior. Tne  News h^s published several special  editions in the past, and now proposes to print a 6o-page finely il  lllstrated number tor the Dominion  Fair.           " Some idea of the increasing interest in fruitgrowing can be  formed from the reports of the nursery men that their sales this season  are double what they.were this  time 'last year. Every man who  owns a lot seems desirous of raising  his own fruit, and when the trees  already set out bear their fruit,  Nelson and vicinity will possess an  additional attraction for tourists.  The McBride Government is fulfilling its promises to the electorate.  So far a great deal in - the  way of, much needed legislation  has beeu accomplished, and the  balance of the session will probably  -be:taken-up-withstill-more--import--  ant matters. With regard to railway questions, the Premier has announced that it is the. intention of  the Government to move as rapidly  . as is consistent with due protection  of the interests of the Province. In  this respect he is to be commended.  Railways.are needed to develop the  resources of the Province, but it  would be better to be even   a  little  .behind the times in this regard  than to mortgage the whole future  of British Columbia" merely for ��� a  temporary gain.  . There were six jmines in the  United States which produced over  l.ooo.ooo tons of ore each  iu the  year 1903. Five of these���the  Fayal, the Mountain Iron, the.  Adams,   the   Stevenson,   and  the  ��� Mahoning���are on the "Mcsabi  range, in Minnesota ; the sixth is  the Red Mountain group, in Alabama.    Eleven other mines shipped  ���over 500,000 tons and less than 1,  000,000 tons each.    These were the  ���Biwabik, the Spruce, and the. Burt,  :on the Mesabi range ; the .Pioneer  aud the Chandler, on the Vermilion  range, in Minnesota; the Chapin, the  Cleveland Cliffs, and the Pewabic,  on the Menominee ran^e in Michigan ; the Aragon and the Lake  Superior, on the Marquette range ;  and the Nome, on the Gogebic  "ange-   .  The McBride Governme  cured the confidence of the electorate bv the manner in which it has  administered Provincial ffiv.irs.  Within the next few days it looks  as if some hard work would be done  and many important measures put  through.���Fort   Steele   Prospector.  ��*���    nu   m       n       P���  -. 1. W EST I^QCTEH AY dlTTCHER LO  Wlio'.'-���:>.Ic" ��� 111 rl  'l..'.'ii   !-M 11  .���kill  n  Public life���its defeats aud victories, its joys and sorrows, its  praise and blame���seems poor ancl  trivial amid the solemnity of E. F.  Chirke's sudden and unexpected  death. The gravity of Mr. Clarke's  last illness was never publically  realized until the words, "Ned  Clarke is dead," went out from the  darkened home to carry their own  message of sorrow to hundred-, of  friends of all races and creeda, to  thousands who admired him as their  favorite party orator, to thc thousands more who followed wherever  he led and to tlie comrades of his  own early struggles whom he never  forgot and who never forgot him.���  Toronto Telegram.  _i'4'    ri     -���*    rf-r.$      , mn  EiLOil i  1  s'^  C.   "f  EViLhIu  We have a Large Stock of goods for  winter wear  which we will sell  at a slight advance on cost in order to make way for our spring stock.  Camps .supplied on shortest  notice nnd lowest prices.  Mail orders receive  careful  attention.  No I bin'  'frei  and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. G. TRAVES. Manager  It is really amusing to watch the  antics ofthe opposition press in this  province. Every one of the Grit  editors know that up to the date of  ihe McBride administration the  Province had been running into  debt and everyone was aware that  this had to stop sometime. Premier  McBride has stopped it even though  the means seemed drastic, and taxes  were increased. But~at every turn  the Liberal editors cry out���for  something better to say. It is an  absolute certainty that a Liberal administration would have found it  needful to do almost the sanie as  has Mr. McBride, but of course,  lhat would be a different story.���  Phoenix Pioneer.  Last week Houston gave a strik  ing example of the methods he pursues. For two weeks he had  worked against the smelter eight-  hour bill, and even half an hour before the vole came he was b eard to  say that he would not support it.  But, unfortunately, the Premier, in  joining in the.debate on the measure, adopted the same attitude. This  was too much for John Houston.  "Be on tbe same side of such a debatable question as Hon. Richard  McBride_? Never !."    The member  for Nel3on rose in his p'ace and  argued dramatically in favor of the  bill introduced by the member for  Nanaimo ; then he sat down and,  voted for it.���Vancouver World.  It becomes, therefore, an interesting question as to whether' Mr.  Templeman will receive what is unquestionably his due as the member  of the Cabinet representing Western  Canada. Is he again to be passed  over ? to be compelled tp see others,  ���perhaps,- outside the Cabinet, put  in possession of the office that  ��houId be his ? The excuses of-  fe icd for such treatment on past  occasions, will not suffice now to  reconcile the people of Western  Canada to further, refusal to recognize their claims, even if Mr. Templeman is willing to turn the other  cheek to tbe smiter. We admit  that on many grounds it is desirable  that the Minister of the Interior  should be a member of the House  of Commons. But that should not  be an obstacle to Mr. Templeman's  appointment. It. will be easy to  get him a seat for one of the cou-  stituences in British Columbia.  Within a few days we shall fee  what is the treatment that is to be  given Western Canada on this occasion.���News-Advertiser.  Corner Mill and 'csephine Sts.  Us. an- Order for Your  Groceries, then Notice  The promptness of delivery.  The eloiinncFB and freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure. -   .  The quality of wnat, you set.  You willflnd abnndant reason for sending  your future otders.  This Week's SpeciaisAre:  1-t-lb Boxes of A 1 Oteamcry'Iluttor at 27c  per pound.  Silver Spoon Tea, SOc per pound.  Itnjah Brand l'inenpple, 2.">e per tin.  Clarke's UonelcER Chicken, !We per tlu  Joy's- Cash' Grocer j  THOSE 19  ,S�� JWJJJS? !"Cj��_gS  (iOlUUI  a^COUVER9   VICTORIA,  TP  hm\ rut  VIA SLOCAN LAKR  Lv. Nelson 7a. in. daily, Ar. Vnncouver,  12 20 noon; Victoria 7.1.> p. ;n.;^icjitUu____p. iija  following day.  Ml      3    II  P  IE  lnole  Sleeping (Jar for Slocan Cily ean ho occupied  M Nelson station 10 p. in., berth $1.00.  I>'or reservations and UcKcts, apply to local  ajjenls, or write to  J. S. CARTER,  Uist.Pass. Agt.  Nelson.  E. J. COYLE,  A. O. P. A.  Vancouver  WANTED.  LADIES AND GKNTU.MEN lu tliliuindad  Joining ti'i'rllorii'K, lo represent and advertIsc  lhe Wholesale and Educational Department  of an old o��tn_lislio<l house of solid llimuctal  standing. Salary S:i..">i) per day, wiih Expenses  advanced each Monday hy check direct, from  headquarters. Uorse and Ims-'ny furnished  when necessary ; posl.ion permanent. Address, IS low Lirokl <_ Co., Dupt. li. Motion Bids,  Chicago. 111.  AGENTS WANTED.  Applications will he received by the under-,  signed for the position of agent for this locality. One willing tocanvasB picferred,' Good  position to the right man.   Apply,  Occidental Loan _��� sav.ncs Co..  I*. O. Box 152. Vancouver, J_. C,  Vancouver, Ii. C, Jan 31,1905.  60  YEARS"  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyono sending a sketch nnd description may  qnlckly nacortnin onr opinion freo whether an  Invention. Is probably patentable.   Communica-  ���Uon-strlelljrcoiilliientlal. HANDBOOK on Patenta  sent free. Oldest njieiicy for securing patents.  Pntentu taken through Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without chnrgc, in the  Scientific American*  A handsomely illustrated -weekly. Lnrecst circulation of any Bclontltle journal. Terms, $3 a  year: foor months, JL Sold by all newsdealers.  MUNN &Co.36!B;oad^ New York  .Branch Office. (25 F St.. Washington. D. C.  dren's Shoes  Some Children's Lines, regular price $t, now 75c.  Good desirable homes, best locations and reasonable pi-Iocs.  loin  On Silica slrcct, near Stanley���10 rooms, si one bx,;cinenl, furnace.     Good garden, 2. _  On Silica strcel, also close to Stanley slr,'C.--7 rooms, II lnls. splendid garden.  Onfsiaiiloy si reel���ti room cottage, partly furiiMu'il, wltlij>ltino.   A splendid bargain.  Several smaller well lucalod houses In dlllurond putts of I lie cily.  The ahove can he purchased on reasonable and easy terms.  Lot-. In _ ain lew, tlio coming residential portion oftho City.  Ranch Properties on ihe West Arm.  Special  I/ne  of Miners' Hand  Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  S4 50.    Another line, regular price $5; now $3.50.  ring Goods Arrivin  Remember we carry .only the best makes of Boots'and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers. .-.-. ., ���  Hugh McGausland  Baker Street, Nelson, B. G.  VJARD ST  NELSON. B. C.  RSeison, BD Qa  ��� The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in   the interior  In Pints and Quarts  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines  +++++4444++44444++++++4++++++4444444444+++++++++44 ������<  l BARTLETT  HOUSE f  % (Formerly Clarke House) ..       T  J ���   The best 31 per day house iu Nelson. -None but white .help employed    Thc       ?  ��� bar the best. +  |.��. W. BARTLETT, /=W*,Ero*-f  ��� r '������''...-..->       ',  -- - +  ���>+9999999+9+++++++++++4+++++++++++++++++++9+++++9++++  ���$1 per  day and up  No Chinese.Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,-'-' jJCj Ofllj    D   P  TWO,BLOCKS FROM WHARF,   - . .IlLLoUllj   Di  I  4-4���4r 4-4-4-<fT^^ -*���*  m Ferity & Awnings Made and-Repaired 'J  1  j  CLOTHES     CLE A IKE D    / A D   IV. E _l �� �� D i  ��� OVER J.  H._ WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B.  C.  |  *-.;AV-:.-*-*-*-*-* "'  >:���������:���������_  ##<#>#*#^#-###-##*#*#*##<)$-##4'#'#4<$*##  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietor.  Finest Ouality of Breed.    Alwavs Sweet.    Beautiful to L'-'ok    j;  '*" ��� < <?��  at.    Delicious lo E''t.    Try It. ^  \  X   Store : Baker St., between Stanley and -Ward.  ^  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,    Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  ���    Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and  careful atten  tion.  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  <_ss<Bss<M.sa)����<s��s)��ssiSss����$<-:  ale  .  At the Auction Mart To:iiiglit at S o'clock. .Look out for Bargains.  '���".    J. Gre6nyAuctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson,** B: C.  Subscribe ior  !conomist,  Strictly in Advance  &&&&&&&4>&&&&$<&&%$$$&& $44.4<$-  %   hot   ~~g ~ [r~ Ww  *5j     1 _f feaUe^a^  B5*\   ., _  pnoiceraDners >  Vancouver End KelEcn  BAKSR STREr-T, NELSOiy,   B.  C.  Km  ���?���>      .���.     .������     ������.     ���������  ^- V w^,        -.ft-       y-  \j  CT-  P^mber and Gasfitter  .T ���*  I Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing, |  j. Sewer Connections, Etc., I  .*    .. Baker Street, near Ward  Street,, Nelson.       ��  i  In 10-acre .blocks, in _o-acre blocks.  Improved ranches.  J0 E. Annable, iyeison, Ba C  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick i  and woodwork. < Brick and Lime for Sale  .-"a- -    TH1_U NELSON  EOONOMI&x  mBBgMg___W_W_-^g_TB?iJPW^^  cjiw,j��raw58gMi>i*��g�� r--  Fresh Stock of Garden and  Seeds and Lawn Grass,  ���  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and  z ;designs>;: ;�� /Papers suitable for Hall, Parlor,  Dining Room, Bed  room and Bathroom.      . Prices,Lower than ever.  :: **...-\/  ,_.-&  -.-iifSf-  ���-jAW"  ���x- '-"���*    <-   '4  as." -**#���;''  We have a large number of remnants of last year's stock, sufficient  for one'RoGm, at Great BARGAINS. ' ' .1 ".  ��� ;_ -v  TF  ���il'C|  **��-'i|  any s  gfa9Hg_K^?!^ga^gwwafw*^-i  . *��HM ULWPWHWWrf^^^M^J^I  Max O'Rell on "Discontent."  AX O'RELti never neglects to  say a good word for the ladlai  whenever opportunity serve*  At the same time, he does nol  shut his eyes to their faults,  but Is only "a little blind," as witnea.'  what he says about "The Discontented  Woman":  "We all know that woman, not un-s  kind, not ^exactly sour, .but sad, depressed and depressing, who ls well  off and might enjoy life, but who looks  as if there was not one pleasure left^in  the world to make It worth living ln.  "She may feel ever so well, she will  never cpnfess-It. She hates to be told  that she looks well. She thinks you are  wanting In sympathy. She loves to t>e  pitied, and has no objection to being  called 'Poor Mrs. A.!* Yet she ls very  susceptible, and resents any attentions  that are paid to other "people In' her  'presence. She was jealous of her sisters when a girl; now she ls jealous o��  her children, Jealous of the laales who  call, jealous of her husband's' secretary  or typewriter. She has no reason for  - being jealous, she knows -it, but lt ls a  habit, and she likes to keep her hand at  it.  "She Is fond of calling on sick people,  and. as she has had every mortal dts-  ease or Indisposition you care to name,  she gives the people whom she visits  her own experience of their disease,  and they have to listen to all the minute details of the sufferings she had lo  go through. She hopes that you will,  get better.  "Meanwhile she tells you of all the  people she knows who have died of the  disease with which you are afflicted,  but reassures you by stating that some  people have been known to recover.  "She Is the town-citer of bad news.  If there ls a sad event of which she  hears early, she Immediately orders a  ^carriage and goes on a round of visits,  to announce lt. "When her friends see  her arrive unexpectedly they look at  each other and say, 'We shall hear  some bad news.'*  -. "She is a prophet of ill-omen. Sbe  loves the sad, and revels ln lt: ��� It 1��. bar  -life.. She has. not" a cheerful ._e_'(ttr��  about her. She la a hair ln your soup,  a crumb In your bed, an uninltiffated  bore.  "She never enjoys what ��h�� baa, but  tpends her life regrett'ng. wh*t sh* ��oe��  not or cannot-have. If.Bheloso a.'HI  bill and her husband ��ajra to herr 'Nev-  er mind; here's another,* aha ffoea on  sighing and whining, for she thinks  that .If she had not-lost that ��4 "she  would now haye ��8. -1-.'  "There is 'no cheering her up,' and*  when a reaJl misfortune befalls ber you  feel Inclined to exclaim: 'Good, serves  her right, now she bas something  worth crying over.' But this seldom  happens, if ever, for it is a remarkable  ' fact that this kind of woman Is tb*  very one who never has real troubles���  except those of tyer own manufacture."  "SI thought you were given a job m  the public service because! of the work  you did for the party." "I was, but X  quIL" "Why?" "Why! "Why, hang lt  all; they're getting; so blamecLparticular now that they want a fellow to  work for "his salasr."*���Chlcaar* "Post.'"'  A Bargain in Gloves.  Something more than a warm hearl  and an open hand ls needed in dispensing charity. _ A Boston woman whe  wanted to be generous found this to ba  true in at least one case, related in the  "Youth's  Companion.".  She had been giving to a poor family,  consisting of a mother and three grown  daughters, a regular allowance of six  dollars a mveek until the daughters  should  And   employment.  The eldest daughlor called at the-'  house every Saturday to receive this  allowance. One week she appeared on  Thursday, and wanted to know if it  would be "quite convenient" for her  benefactress to advance the money that  day instead of waiting until Saturday.  "We are out of fuel and flour, and  the man will call this evening for the  weekly rent, andjw^haven^t_a^pennyi_to  "give "him," she said.  "How does it happen that you are ln  this condition this week, when the six  dollars I have been giving you ha3  sufficed to pay your weekly expenses in  the past?"  "Well, I'll tell you," replied the young'  woman, frankly and calmly.   "Mamma "  was   down   town   yesterday,   and   she  came  across such  a  genuine   bargain  In kid gloves that'she felt that it would  be'almost wicked not to take advantage  of it, so she got'each ot us girls and  herself a pair.    They're regular   two-  dollar gloves marked down to seventy-  nine cents a pair,  and mamma didn't >  know  when   she'd  ever  have   another  chance to save four dollars and eighty-  four cents on four.pairs of gloves, so  she got -them,   and  who  could   bi��m��  her?"  "   S.MjOKE V  ��� ��� . -.f-'------> '   ��� ���-<  the" celebrated  BTOAR   PIPES.  His Marriage Fee,  A. poor couple living in the Emerald  Isle went to the priest for marriage,  'and were met with a demand for the  marriage fee. NIt was not forthcoming.  Both the consenting parties were rich  ln love and in their prospects, 'but destitute of financial resources. The father was obdurate. ���>:���������    .'-  "No money, na.marriage'.",*;.',.    ,' ( i  "Give me lave, your xlve';en:ce,?,*said  tbe blushing bride, "to go-and"get th��  money." "��� .;.'.' 1.  '"^.t,;,  It waa given, and she sped-forth *>n  the delicate mission of raising-.^ ���ycistr'-  rlage fee"out of pure nothlhg: . 'Jiiter a  'abort Interval she returned, with . tho  sum of money, and ,the cercmon^c.was  completed to the' satisfaction of ali.  When the parting was taking- place- the  newly-made" wife -seemed a little uneasy. ' 7  "Anything on your mind, Catherine?"  said the father. -"   '".  ."Well, your rlverence, I would like  to know if this marriage' could not be  spoiled now?" , _-'.".  "Certainly not, Catherine. -'No man  can put you asunder." Z"  "Could you not do it yerself, father?  Could you not spoil the marriage?"  "No, no, Catherine. You 'are :pa_t  me now. I have nothing-more to do  with your marriage."  . "That aiscs me mind," said .Catherine, "and God bless your riverence.  There's the ticket for your bat. X  picked it up in the lobby and pawned  W. A Thurman  Depot for Br far Pipes; Nelson  and Pianos  For Rent and for.Sate  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephioe St, Nelson   Almost--the-tcr.ghest---t-hi:Eg-in-the -whole-of-creation-is-a-pinto���Eroneho-when he-is-in-  fighting humor.  Now his hide is just as tought as he is, and tiiat.-part above his hips and back is the very  m toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell."  That is the part "used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Gloves,  Wind, rain," tear, rr*o, scorch and boil proof--almost wear proof.  ^-A'iAMade only.by " .  ontreal  Winnipea  R.H. GARLEY, British Columbia Agent  &  ^���������^^^���^���������������������������������^���������^���������������������������������^^���^������������������������������^^^  $7.50 Per Ion  Delivered  All orders must b�� accoropai ued by caBh and idaould be forwarded   _*.-��__-��__ _   ___������_���  either personally or by mail, to tbe office of W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGtWI  "\ THE KELSON ECONOMIST  Breaking the Bank at Mont*  Carlo.  SENATOR CHAUNCET M. DEPEW.  recently visited _fonte Carlo o��  his wedding: journey, and watchet  Lord Rosslyn attempt to break thc  bank. "Everybody," he nays, "ls laughing at tho earl's ao-calted system. II��  announced ln England that he had an  Infallible system, and only needed $50,-  000 to make lt go. People tumbled over  each other to give him the money. Hi  began playing with thousand-franc  notes. "When I left h�� -was playing  ���with flve-franc pieces. I was told that  all but about $5,000 of the $50,000 war  gone. There ls no such thing, as breaking the bank at Monte Carlo. A ma-'  who has lived ln the pl��.ce merely as a  resident for y��ars told me the jam-  bllng-housc paid returns as regular at  dividends on the New York Central  Railroad. I suppose there are ten roulette-tables, and each table is a ba.nl  with a capital of $120,000. If you wln  all Ita capital that particular tablt  closes for the day to get a change ot  duck. That Is all the bank-breaking  there is. You would have to go through  all the other tables���roulette, rouge-et-  noir, ' and trente-et-quarantc ��� befor*  you close up the concern, and there are  several of each. They are a dismal  looking lot���the players. I never savi  ���** ��f Wmi_. Brjille, and the -winner*  Umk.nl *��� j_.i_ar-bl�� as ibe ioaars. Nobody *et�� aww wit* auty m��*��7, nr.  n��atUr hew mii-h-he-win*. At l*ast it  ls very rare. I saw one man begin  with a thousand-franc not&T=r$200. Hf.  played and won���doubled his money;  ���played, and won again, and again  doubled. He kept on until he had won  about $24,CC0. Then he started resolute-'  ly to go out. At the door he stopped,  hesitated, and turned back. He sauntered over to the table, and looked on  etthe game for a while. Then he buttoned up his coat again, with great  decision, and started out with a firm  (Stride. But he could not���positively  could not get through the.door. Th��  last I saw of him he was playing away  again, and the $24,000 was going pell-  mell back into the gambling-house coffers. I did see one man, however,.win  and go away with his money.. He wa.  a'very rich man, as I happened *t"c  know, and Just played fbr fur, not caring whether he won or net. He had  astonishing-luck. The same numbei  came up Ave times in succession���an  unusual thing. It made a great sensation ln the room, nnd people gathered  about. At the fifth turn of the num-  _ ber he swiped In everything from tht  table, and poked away the wads oi  French banknotes into his pocket*  right and-left. He- won about $6,000 in  a* very few moments."    ������-  +++ >++++++*+++++++++++++++* 9+44+44+++++++++++++++99+  +  +  Buy your Engagement  and 'redding Rings of us,  v,e manufacture them  ourselves.  ! PATENAUDE BROS.}  t  * Jewellers, Watchmakers  ancl  Opticians,     'Phone   293.  x t  +* + ++>++++9+<f-t*+-C++<r+*i+4iS++++++++++b��*++++4 *+���+++++ fr  Why Women Can't Throw  Straight  IT has often been-a source of wondei  ���to married men that their wive.'  - should invariably hit the cat, 01  some other-inoffending object, wher  aiming bootjacks and other missiles Ir  their direction. An explanation is no-n  to hand, which, lt ls hoped, will adc  enlightenment, "as v/ell as consolation  to any benighted Benedict who has experienced this idiosyncrasy. It appeari  that the reason a woman cannot aln-.  straight is on account of her collar-  r<bone being too large to enable her tc  acquire a free swipe of the arm. Thli  jBlmply .shows that when kind Providence sent, woman Into the void foi  man to lavish his affections and earry  lngs upon, everything was beautlfullj  and systematically thought out. Hal  woman been physically constructed s>r  that her shying powers were equal tc  those of man, husbands would havt'  ���had a mighty busy time of It dodgln,  things generally. Thanks to that tun  Providence, however, 'woman can lUl-  throw her lily-white arms round ou:  .manly necks and hit the bull's-**-- ��v  ery -time.��  JNo matter what the world may say  About a woman throwing- straight  Dame~Nature built her Just t'jat way  That"man might    do3ge.   her whet  irate. "                             --  --Ker-collar-bone-consoles-her-itlll ������  In formulating Ilule r-'ar.s  STo "collar" and to "bone" at will  ��� 'Most everything of simple man's.  Notice To D��ilnau��r.-. Co-Owner.  Tn An-lile M..Iolinson, <��r toin.y person or  ncip.ins lo u li< 111 In- inii.v Imvc Iransfrrred  his Interest in lliu "3plili-" mineral olalm,  9ilu_ui! i.n tin: wi-ki i-Uli- ofMini . ��� reel', ubout  one mid ii liulf miles up fruin Hi- old (lovern-  '���icw t-:i!l In tin; NcImiU .Mh.Ji),' Division,  "���Vest Kool c'nn y :   ���   ���   j  You und each of you sire hereby notified thai  I have expended ouo hundred sm-.i1 twr,  dollar.-, iuih tll'ty . cent*-. 111 ��� ��� labour nnd  Improvements on the abf.ve , mentioned  ulaini In -order to hold mid claim  under tlio provision* of llic i ineral Act,  the said labour hc'.iix done l'or tic yearc'iid-  tng'Ai'rll 12. 19<M.aud 11 within 1. days from  the date of this notice, you fail or tefn-'i- to  contribute your proportion of j>i chcxpondl-  ture-together Willi all tosis ���� i-dv, rilsiiifr  you'u. interest in"t-ie said claim will become  Lhe property of tlie underaiKiier1, under Section i of an Act entitled " i.inerul Act  Amendment Act. HUM."  Dated this 17th day of-.ebriMi-j-, 1905.  J. U. liAXTKlt.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  ToNel. Petersen,or loany person < rpereons  to. whom he may have transferred his intercut  11  u.i; -'.iitinni ;."Hiin ni-  elnlm, sltimte.on  .'< oik Kck, In the Nelson Mining ldvision of  A'est Kootcnny:  *i "ii  :, 1 ul uuli of you nre licrpby  notified  (lint ' I'livi^'S- elided two hundred 'Vllnrs in  Inlsour    ai.d   Iniproveiin nls   on   tl.e ubove  .eiu.i-icd      e 1111:1      111     ordt"-      tn     n>,.d  lie   said   cltiin.   under   lie   pro1 is'ons   01  |. Jliiniil A<.<, tlie H-ald    ah ur I-ein-.' (i'-no  ��� >rtb"' 3 ear ending llM.imd ifwllhii- PO duyn  ;.(.ii. tl i- rate <���) tli s nolii-i y< 11 fall or  rcfusj  o conti ,bist( your 1 rotiiirtioii ul smliexpen-  ��� ituris i'o^eti i'i- with .Ulii.-sts "I advrilii��iif_,  < nr Intcri si  11 said iiiini'ii-.l cln'ni   will be-  rcirc' he  pr- _ierty of llif uii'di-isiKii.-d iiudei  -���section  I ol tho "Mineral  Ael Amendment  Ml   J..III." ' '       ��� ���  Daled t'hli-Ctliaay 01 Stim-li. ISO."..  '.C!oi>ri!i:v Urirrscir.  Frank. Fletcher  PROVIX - ~Vf. LAND SUItVEYOK  Lands and -MineraldaliAs'Surveyed  and Cnnvn Granted  P.O. Box 503       Onice: Ivootenav.St.  Nelson  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House, Nelson  WELER  BAKER ST.  NIGKERSON,T_������  We only nsk one trial to make you onr cm  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry. Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything in thc  line. Kcasoi.ablc cliaigcs. Work sent us  from outside town1, will receive tlie same eaie  ns il pertomillv th llvercd. Difficult repair*  done for other Jewelers.  >'OTll.I..  . We.b.ave'.just received a line of  verv;. pretty'lioveltv ready-to-wear.  ....St'ieet^afe.o toque aiid turbin styles);  ,"; "de^idedly:;up.. to. ..date, aiid .at very  > low prices; tt.esfe; wil-1^be :on exhibi--  '���'_' tion oil'Monday the '6tli inst....  NeW> Silk    atid    brcsil  ������'���a-...::. "A:Goods;;-:-; -..--'*'.:.,.  We bave just received a magnificent line of-niw spriug and summer  dress goods, all  the latest patterns,  ��� weaves  and color effects, including  black,   mohair,   lustre,   navy   and  cream at 25c up.  Silicians, all wool French Arni-  lires, Eolienes, Voiles in black,  creams, browm, fawns and blue,  also slripesf Checks and spots at 75c  up..  New  Laces, Mew Muslin,-  New Trimming.  New ladies' neckwear and bells  in chiffon, silk and washable ties  from 25 cents up.  Belts iu champagne, sky blue,  white, black and brown.  The balance of our Winter goods  at cost.  THE BIG GASH STORE  LIFE OF ST. PAIRS  ..aimed by Some that He Was  ,    ��� Born in Scotland. .,  St. Psitj'jt;k . was a (lirttinguidlnd  inissionarv <>f He lil'lh centurj, coni-  uiciiily ������known aa-the A pontic <if lie-  land. "'J hcie is si.ii'e uneerlainly aa to  ho date and phicu.of liis l.lrtli, some  ..���i3si__nina his biitli place to the present  'Houloani'-Sur-Mer, others to a place on  ihe estuary of thc Clyde c..lie_ from  liim Kilpatrk;k.    When si.xleen yeais  ,f age he was seized by a band of pi  ������atcs who took hiit> to Ireland and  ���told him to a \ etty chief. He escaped  after spending' *>ix years in captivity  and probably after a second captivity  went lo. Franco, where he became a  monk.- The leading facts of Patrick's  life  in   Irf-Iand are   these.     Tie   lirst  Notice is hereby given Hint (10 diivs nfter  dale, I intend to apply to tbe (Jliii'lToniiiiis-  sioncrol I.svndp :ui(l WorkH ior periiij^kion to  purcliiiuc 04H iicivs of l;ind situiitc In: West.  Kootcnny District, about <y, miles West ol  Slocan Hiver, on HoberKon Creek ;.���Commencing at 11 post planted -10 chains East of  the Nortli-Ifcifct coiiirr o) L,irelicr"R pre-elii'p-  tion, n��ii'l?p'l "W.E. K. N. W. Corner I'Oht,"  tlifiice Soulli SO eli 111s; thence KahthO chains;  thence Norlh Su chains; thence WefctSOcIiair.s  lo point o|- commciic.ement.  Dulcd Fcbiuury Mth, 1<H)5.  wiT,_x.i3[ K. Koch.  The Monk's Knowledge" of  Women. .  err N interesting story comes from tlia  I I 'French Alps ot Dauphiny re/at-  Jl ing the futile efforts of the Princess of Croy, who desired to enter the monastery of the Grande Char-  .-treuse, a habitation'from-Which women  visitors are.rlgldly excluded.  The story runs that the Princess  dressed herself In hoy's, clothes and accompanied her _iu_ban'_ to the Institution. The gates'were'opened to them,  ,tt��d the Prince sent his card to the  father auperior, with a line to the effect that he -was accompanied hy a  ,_rlend.  - Just as they wero about to make the  round of the. building; the word was received that'the father would like to sea  the Prince and "his friend." Going upstairs* they were received by the smiling monk, who cordially Invited them  . to join him in an appetizing lunchton.  The Princess endeavored lo make tha  Ibest of the situation, but she was not  put any the .jnore at her ease by the  fact that the monk kept gazirg sharply  .at her. -  At last he exclaimed suddenly:  "Catch it, young man!" at the sam��  time throwing at her a large pear. The  Princess was ;,' startled, and, thrown  completely off. her guard, made a motion to grab up her skirt, the absence ot  ".which she overlooked in her confusion.  Then the father stopped smiling and  Bald with great gravity:  "I beg your pardon, madam, but ladies are not allowed in the monastery.  I must ask you to wait outside'until  the Prince-has-finished, his Inspection."  And outside she had to go. the rev-  - erend father bowing her from the room  .with most elaborate politeness.  Notice.  Tako notice that I intend 10 apply to the  ChiefConiniiChionor ol Lands and Works lor  permission 10 pimhnM! the land hurclr.iifier  mentioned and that such application  will ��� be made sixty days Hum ihe  date     hereof. 'J he      land      menlioned  is as follows: Situated on the North  -shore ol' Kootonay Hiver. Description of  boundaries of land: commencing at the  South West corner post of Lot G05. thence lu a  Northerly direction 2U chains, thence in n  Westerly direction 20 cliaini, thence in a  Southerly dncclion to North bunk of Kootenay River, thence along water front to point  of commencement.  Nelson, B. C, January 7th, 1005.  AMX. A_I.AX.  X  See Our New Designs in  IRON BEDS $4.00  agents MASON-RISGHzFIANOS  Two second hand Bell Pianos Pianos talieu Ih'excbaage for Mason <fe Rlsch Piano*.    For S lie Clicap-One German nviko, Walnut C.ise, $130.   One Square Top, .139.  Complete   House  Furnishers  �� Funeral Directors, Embafmers  TANDARDFURNITU  ���  J. G. BUNYAN, UNDERTAKER.  The Molly Gibson Mining Company, Ltd.  Non-Personal Liability, in Liquidation.  In ihe Mailer of the ������Companies Winding Up Act, 1888,"  Notice to Creditors.  A pelition is being circulate d to-day  for Eigners asking the Government to  take into consideration Uie building of  p, coyrt-liouse in Nejsou.  landed as a jui.i_io.inry in   Ireland at  the   lown  of   Wickiow.     Tlience   lie  sailed .north    lo   convert   liis   former  matUr, Mi'cLcr, who deMroyed  hini-  ���=elf nt  liis approach.     In   the County  Down, iSt. Put lick converted another  chief, Dicher, who bestowed upon him  the   first   Christian   church   that   St  Patrick ever possessed.      Bt.   Patricl.  thenset cut to Tara, in the County  Meath, which at that period  was tho^  ��.cutral meeting place for all the tribes  of Ireland.     There he preached to thc  King of Tara, Lieoglmire, where Patrick  is said to have'first used the shamrock  to illustrate tho Trinity.    Thence he  proceeded   to   Connaught, an   far  as  (.roagh-Patrick in   Mayo,  to  Ulster,  and as far as Casiiel in the south.   His  mission was eminently successful. According  to the accou nts of his Irish  biographer-, he   fogndet. 305 churches  and liiptist'd  with his  own hands 12,-  000 pel son?,     lie is said also to have  consecrated   460  bit-hops,  ordained a  vast  number of priests and   to .have  blessed very many monks aud nuns.  He died at Saul, the spot which Dicher  had given him on his first arrival, and  was hurried at Downpatrick' where his  relics were   preserved    down   to  the  period of the Itefoinia'ion.     The date  of his death is disputed, the Bolaiidist.  placing it at 400, while Usslier holds it  .to have been 49'J.     The only certainly  authentic literary remains of St. Patrick are his "Confession" and a letter,  both of very rude Latinity, hut of much  historical interest.  Notice is hereby Riven thai, the creditors of  the Jiljovc named Company ure required.on  or" before the lOlh day of April, A. I). 1905, to  send tlioii'.clainisnnd addresses iuid_the put  tieulni'B of thetr debts or claims nnd lhe  names and nddi esses of their solicit on-. If any,  to Bruce White, of Nelson, British Columbia,  Liquidator ofthe said Company, and, if so required, by notiee in writing Irom the said  Liquidator, aro by their solicitois to come in  and prove tlieir said debts or cliiims ut such  time and place as Phnll be specified ln such  notice, or in default thereof they will be ex-  eluded from thc benefit of any distribution  made before such debts are proved.  Dated this 2nd day of March, A. D. 11)05.  Ki.i.iot & Lira. IK,  Solicitors to the above named liquidator.  t n *. >     1 '.*** ���'���.      ���----.  We  Print  *\   -%   r     ^         t  ���\.-  v         -; v**  :A-.-  LANDS AND WORKS.  CANCELLATION' OF RESERVE.  "VT'OTIUE' is hereby given that the reserva-  JA| tiou cstnbllKhed ln pursuance of the provisions of the ���'Columbia and W'cBturn Hallway Subsidy Act, 189(i,"' notices of which-were  publlslied in the Uritisli-Columbia Gazette  and dated "Ur- May, 180(1, and 5th June. 1890,  respectively, are hereby cancolled.  Crown Lands situated within I he area embraced hy the said reservation will be open to  sale, settlement, lease and other disposition,  under tho provisions ofthe. '.Land Aet,"thrce  monlhsat'ler tlie dato oi the tlrst. publication  of this notice inthe British Columbia Gazette: provided, however, thnt in all cases  where lands are so sold, pre-empted, leased  or otherwise alienated by thc Government  and are subsequently lound, upon the survey  of the Columbia und Western Knihvay Company's blocks, to lie wholly or la pai t within  such blocks, then the persons so acquiring  suTih lauds shall acquire their title thereto  from the Hallway Company, whotaaveagreed  to deal with such purchasers, pre-ernptors,  lessees, etc., on thesame terms and conditions  as thc Government would under the provisions of thc "Land Act," except in respect to  timber lauds on'the Company's blocks, which  shall be subject, to the. regulations issued by  the Company relative to the cutting of timber on the Columbia and Western Hallway  Land Grant. .  .        W. S. Goke,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands nnd Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, '-Mrd February, 1905.  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Satements,  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards.  Dodgersi   _.  ���Tags;-;,-    ^ ���  Etc.,, ..Etc.  1-- ����� ,t .���  Complete Stock of Stationey  Ord.ra by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET, NELSON, 8. C  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given .that-.60 darn ��fter  date 1 Intend to apply'to the .Chief Commissioner of. l.anf]K aud Worki, for. p��rmls��ion  to purchuse 3 acres of land situated.ln West  Kootenuy District:���Commencing at a post  marked "L. A. C'��. N. W. Corner Post" planted  1100 yards East of BonninKton Falls Station  on the South side of the Right of W��y of the  Columbia.��fc Kootenay :R��ilway, thence East  following-" said Right: of Wny to Fre^  Elwell's North-West -Corner-: Post, thence  South to'Kootenay. Rlvir/thence following  the slnuo'UBitics of said Kbbtenay River to the  point of commencen}ent.>-..  ���   . .      .  Dated 21st'f ebruary, 1905.    ' "  -':..���  -'-���������: r ������     L. A. CA1��PB___.  The 10 stamp mill -which'waa removed from Lemon creek to Ymir i��  heing installed at the Wilcox mine by  D. J. McNally. o/NeisoH.  NOTICE.  Kotice is hereby tiven that 60 days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for ^permission  to purchase 10 acres of-land in West Kootenay  District: Commencing at��� a ppst marked-  "F.E'v N.W. Corner Post*' planted 1 mile  East of Bonnlngton FalU Station-on the  Boath side of the Right of Way of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway, thence East following Raid-Bight of wav 440 yards, thence South  to Kootenay River, thence followine theain-  'uousttlex of said Kootenay Kiver to the point  of commencement.  Dated 21st February, 190$.  Fiun>E_.WE_ia.  'NOTICE.  Kotice 1�� hereby given that 60 days after  date, 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Comnils-  ilorier of I^nds and Works for permission to  purchase 480 acres ol land situate in West  Kootenav District, about 4% miles West of  Slocan Itlver, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post planted 40 chains North of  William E. Koch's'N; W. Corner Post, marked  "M. E. K. N. E. Corner Post," thence West 80  chains; thence South 40 chains : thence East  40 chains; thence South. 40 chains; thence  East 40 chains; thence Norlh 80 chains .to the  point of commencement*  Dated February 14th, 1905. ���������,���,..���-'"'������'���  .      ��� -   : M. E. Kocij.'  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that R0 days after  datel intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of .Lands and Works for permission  to purchase" 320 acres of land situate In West  Kootenay District, about 4% miles West of  Slocan River, oh Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post p'.anted at tho centre of  William -E. Ktich s East Boundary line  marked "A. M.J.'sN.W.CornerPo^t," tlience  South 40 chains;" thence East 80 chains;  theuce North 40chains: tbence West80 chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated February 14tti. 1905.  A. M. JollHSON.  A great sale of Clothing, Men's Furnishings.  HATS  AND  SHOES  >  The  quantities are the greatest, the assortment the most varied and  the Prices tbe Lowest of any sale we have held  NEW FALL GLOTHING-  20th Century kind, every Garment has_ style, character and splendid  .wearing qualities, which coupled with Ahvays 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.  GYS' SUIT  r\  All sizes, good cloth, strong and durable, and specially tailored, $1 25  $2.00, $3:00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.  DISTRIBUTORS  OF   HATS   Perfection  in   shapes, color and style.      Pricesr$i-oo, $2,co, fo.oo,  $4.00 and $5.00.  SHOES OF QUALITY AND STYLE  Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction.      The best  possible for the  money.    Felt Slippers at 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.00  MEN'S EURN/SHINGS  Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where your dollars bring  their value.  WN  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Canadian Seeds sold by one who knows the  seed business. A ^ v  this season I am prepared to supply fresh seeds  in large or small quantities by weight���and besides  the regular vegetable seeds have a specially good  selection of flower seeds also by weight.  18 different kinds of Sweet Peas.          WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD "STREET, NELSON, B. C.

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