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 -A:  BBjSBfgU.  \MA-  (/pA4~iAtv-^"LAc   -/^a. ^  "TO * lasjMgfo  , : Aoy.^'AS-t  ''''���'���'2-331  *Ar>  Afcfe  <��  ... jTiTVSM  'C*n C   -KM  31  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1904.  NUMBEK  j - "'TIS.11"  ews of the   lVxines  LARDEAU MINING NOTES.  Camborne Miner.  Over $8,000 was paid out in Camborne thia week to the employees of  the Eva aud Oyster mines. The Calumet & B. C. Gold Mines, Ltd. and  the Great Northern Mines, Xitd. being  the companies operating these properties. Camborne, in consequence,  has been quite lively, and the business  men feeling in a better mood than  lhey have for some time.  We do not think lhat there is a town  of our size and age in E. C that can  boast of a monthly pay roll of over  $8,000, and has as niuch work in progress in its immediate vicinity as Camborne. In addition to the large force  of men employed at our working mines,  there are several lumbering camps  which give employment to several  hundred men, and also help to swell  the monthly pay roll. It is safe to say  that about $15,000 is the amount of  money distributed in Camborne and  vicinity monthly.  Taking iqto consideration that this  amount is being disbursed at what is  ^considered as our dull season, it can  readily be seen that when the snow  disappears and operations are in full  swing, the pay roll of Camborne and  vicinity will bear comparison with any  camp in British Columbia.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES. ,  the No. 4 Granby tunnel, freezing up.  It is once more in shape, however,and  the long bore is steadily growing  longer. '  It is stated that W. L. Hogg, of  Montreal, has arranged to shortly begin operations on tlie Arlington-Burns  group, near Greenwood, and that  negotiations are in progress for reopening the Bruce claini, near Midway.  Three parts of the Nordborg blowing engine, each weighing 18,000 lbs;,  have been placed iu position'at the  B. C. Copper Co.'s smelter at Greenwood, it being arranged to be operated  by either steam or electricity.  At the Senator, Summit camp, which  was bonded and is being worked by  tlie Granby smelter, shipments are* being made from the old Rathmullen  spur at the rate of about one car daily.  The ore body opened up is proving to  be larger than anticipated.  No word has yet been received locally as to the date of the postponed  'meeting of the Snowshoeshareholders,  to ratify the amalgamation agreement  with the British Columbia Copper Co.  As sood as it does come, operations are  expected to be resumed at the Snow-  shoe with.the least possible delay.  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  Phoenix Pioneer.   .  .   Joe Taylor ia'. developing.".he Ki'ij;  'claim in*.Summiti camp;" for G.  W."  Runiberge'r' and lie is getting ore.  About a thousand tonsoforemontbly  are said to be shipped from the Jumbo;  in Rossland, to the Granby smelter.'  The copper matte from the B.. C.  Copper Co.'s smelter at Greenwood, is  now sent to the Tacoma smelter for  besseiuerizirig.  Tho Granby converter at the smelter, which ha3 been running- single  shift for a while, was started on double  shift again this week.  The second large Farrell crusher  from the Jenckes Machine_Co., Sher-  The Tourist Associations of tbe coast are already  making preparations for the forthcoming season.  Everything tbat can be done to induce visitors to the  coast cities is being done, and a successful year is anticipated. If is felt by many in Nelson and the surrounding towns that a start should be made at once  in the Kootenays to second the efforts being put forth  at tbe coast. Tourist travel has been found to yield  a large revenue in many of the cities of the east, and  here nature has provided us with everything that is  required by the tourist, and it seems a pity that /we-  -... v>  are not doing more ia the way of taking advantage  of our opportunities. ; '���'  brooke, Quebec, is due to arrive at the  B. C. Copper Co.'s works any day.  At the Rathmullen, Summit camp,  a force of three men has been working  under Foreman Scraflbfd. Thia force,  it is said, will be increased shortly.  A shipment of five cars daily is now  being made from the Oro Denoro to  the Granby smelter, under the contract  recently entered into with that reduction works.  Trouble has been experiened lately  by tho pipe line, that supplies air for  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  .. ��� ���, Slocan Unit.  The "Rambler has reduced its working force.   -.'.-.  ;,' Slooan : ore ���/.���shipments.' are. close   to  ,^00'joi'if?.' A... -,007-. o-v aZ;: .���y-.r ." .���_���.  EV Stock:*..has disposed ,of an interest j  in his lease on tlio. Chapltfui.'  The owners of the Atv-cnlite fraction  have suspeiuled operations.  Sandon mines last week shipped  2S7 Ions of ore, or 2235 tons since the  first of the year.  Larger magnets have been installed  at the Payne mill, inceasing tlie quality of-the zinc product.  Silver-load-mineownors are preparing plans to enlarge and improve the  market fortheir product.  =JlhcuC.J2.^R.Jia.^olie<:ked^zhi.c^shjp7  monts to Belgium by insisting on the  prepayment of freight uites.  Slocan ii'iiueowncrs ai-e iu luck, as  the C. P, R. announces a reduction in  .freight rates on zinc ores consigned to  loin, Kansas, from ��11 to $10 per Ion,  which will-increase tho net profits to  the shipper. Coming so soon after the  reduction in the through rate lo Belgium, it evidences an intention of the  railway to help the zinc industry. It  is now up to the tuineowncrs to do  something.  Every newspaper in the Province lias bad a good  word to say of Mr. L,. P. Duff, K. C, who was re-,  cently elevated to the Bench. The following is a  sample criticism and is from the Vancouver Province :  " The choice is a particularly happy one, as'it adds to  the judiciary of tbe province another man whose  mental and physical powers are at their height, and  who may therefore confidently be expected through  many years to occupy lhe Bench with ever-increasing acceptance. As oue of the keenest legal minds  in British Columbia, with, did he desire to remain at  it; the prospective leadership of the bar before bim,'  Mr. Duff will be missed by a large and increasing  clientage, but his elevation to the judiciary will not  be less gratifying to the people generally because be  has decided to devote to their benefit as a judge tbe  abilities which he lias so signally developed.^ ai  pleader." \   -"-*v      '.  The'St. Patrick's society of Nelson-will observethe  anniversary of Iieland's national saint, by giving a  banquet at the Queen's Hotel. The banquet will not  begin until io o'clock, so as not to interfere with another entertainment to be given at the Opera House  on that evening. The committee having tbe matter  iu hand promise a successful gathering of Irishmen  and Irish-Canadians.  number of humorous situations and succeeds in making people laugh, which was probably the author's  design in writing it. Tbe parts were well taken, and  Mr. Walker in sending the company here has established another credit for himself with the theatregoers of Nelson. ,  '<*?n  L  R  ocal and  JTrovincial  At Kamloops, 29  Chinamen have  been arrested for playing fan tan.  The Aaron Johnson company will repeat " Jack o'  Diamonds" at the Opera House to-night. This company was seen here the first two nig hts of this week  iu the above play and " Hazel Kirke."  The Supreme Court sittings in Nelson have adjourned and Chief Justice Hunter has returned to the  Coast.  Dispatches.in the Russo-Jap war dated here a day  ahead bf the date existing is accounted for by the  fact that the meridian at London o �� is where time is  set at mid-day and 180 �� W. L> which falls about the  centre of the Pacific, will at the same time be midnight, consequently the day begins there.  Minnesota young women are pursuing an aggressive leap year policy. They have petitioned the governor of that state to have the law amended compelling young men to accept leap year proposals.  C. Dell-Smith, ofthe Ymir Mirror, has been iu the  city this week, trying to set the machinery of the law  itKmotion against the men who have boycotted his  paper iu Ymir. He claims that he has accomplished  'his'pnrposerancHbaHn^a'few days'the second chapter*  in the history of the great boycott may be sent to  press.  The Nelson hockey team again defeated the Rossland players last evening, the score being 2 to i'i.. A  large number of Nelson citizens went over to Rossland  and cheered the boys to victory. The game is said  to have been one of the best yet played this se ason,  aud much credit is awarded Bishop and Thompson  for the hard work doneJthroughout the match. The  Rosslanders will play Nelson at the rink Monday  evening.  " Why Smith Left Home" is a comedy much on  I he crder of " What Happened to Jones," and the  company producing it is the same as gave the former  piece here a few weeks ago. The play has something  that  might be   mistaken for  a plot but it has any  It is alleged by the Conservatives and not denied  by the Liberals that the Dominion election will not  take place for one year.' One thing is certain, tbe  Liberals have ceased issuing campaign literature and  organization work has also stopped. So well satisfied are eastern Conservatives that there will be no  election for a year, that campaign work has been  suspended.  The Ladies' Social .Club,  of Kaslo,  will  give a  grand ball on the evening of St. Patrick's Day.  C. W. Busk's ranch, on Kokanee  creek, bas been leased by a Chinaman  for five years.  Ed. Baillie, of Poplar, passed through  Nelson Wednesday returning from a  business visit to Rossland.  J. C. Nesbitt,! of Trout Lake, haa  sold a property near Poplar Creek.  L. K. Larsen and I. G. Nelson, delegates to the Provincial Mining Convention, held at Victoria, have returned  home.  Mrs. Thomas Ward, who has been  Montreal for several months, returned  to Nelson Tuesday evening.  VV. B. Pool has secured an office on  the north side of Baker street, just east  of the Dominion Express Co.  Commencing Tuesday last the high  and public schools opened in the morning at 9 o'clock instead of 9.30.'  W. B. Cochrane, police magistrate  at Grand ForkB, who has been in Nel-.,  son during the past few days, left for  home this morning, ." *;   .;'  A general meeting of the Kciotenay .  Fruit Growers'  Association   will  be  held on Saturday   March 12 in the  Board of Trade rooms.  Bruce White and J. Magee left this  week for the east by Spokane in the  interest of the Spyglass Mining Co.  Thursday the steamer Kaslo brought  in a car of ore for the Hall Mines smelter from the Empire mine near Bear  lake.  The annual general meeting of the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital society will be held in the Board of Trade  rooms Tuesday afternoon next.  J. A. Dalton, who has been in the  city during the past week representing  the Queen Cigar factory of Sherbrooke,  Quebec, left for the east to-day by the  Crow boat.  The heavy fall of snow ofthe past few  days is something unusual for the  month of March in. the Kootenays.  There is a greater depth of snow now  on the ground than at any time during  the year.  T. G. Procter returned last evening from Victoria, where-be attended the convention of the Provincial Mining Association.  )oundary  ments  The following table gives the oro shipments  1904, and for last week :  Granby Minos,'Phoenix "..       .    -.       .  Snowshoe, Phoenix       -."��� ���   Brooklyn, Phoenix    .       ...       .       .  Mother" Lode, Deadwood-      .       .   .    .       .       ���  Sunset, Deiidwood      .       .       .       .     "-       ���,.  Morrison, Deadwood .  '....       .       . ���  B. C. Mine, Suiiim.it *.,-.-.  11. Bell, Summit   w      '���.-       .       .  J.iiiin.a, Summit .."   '.-..".  Senator. Summit Camp .       ...       .       .  Oro Denoro .    .-:���-.-     .       .       .  ��� Winnipeg, Wellington   ...  <G<��ldi'n Crown, Wellington ,-..'..    .  Athelstan, Wellington ������'.       .       .       -       ���  King Solomon, W.  Cupper       .       .     .......  "No. 7 Mine, .Central       ...        .        .  'City of Paris, Central .       .....  Jewel, Long Lake   .       .....  Carini, West. Fork       .       .       . .  . Providence,.Providence .       .       ...      .  '��� "Elkhorn, Greenwood .  32. P. IJ. nnd .Goldfinch .'.      .       .       .--.���.  Ruby, Boundary-Falls        ���       ���       ���      '.....  Miscellaneous   .       .       .       .       .       .       --,.'  Total, tons....      .      .      .    '.-'-.  of Boundary, mines for  1902  HOW THE NEWS COMES.  1003  SUM. 71.S  7-1,^2  ir.0,402  ir>,7:-!l  3.:��!)  19,305  "��� 22 9f!7 -  8(i*{.  li\yi  5,0*40-  1004   Past Week  ���01', SCO 12.G00  2G.13G  (1.1-10  1.37-2  7,-rat)  ,902  SI')  4D0  1K7  110  ���110  100   -  GS4.42G       13-3,437  The general run of news ofthe war between Russia and Japan does not come to this continent bj* the  Pacific cable^ as many suppose, says   the Winnipeg  Tribune.     While the cable across the Pacific would  seem a shorter  and more direct line to   the scat of  trouble   in   the   Far East, it  is  a fact, nevertheless,  i that the   war  news  reaches America   by the  longer I  '      i line through Asia, Europe and the Atlantic ocean.  A      The  interesting war  news  is telegraphed to this  'country  across   1*5,000 miles of ocean bed.    A des-  09 "  :>:',4.  patch  from   Nagaski, in  Japan,   travels  under  the  ci i  '"  > eastern sea and lands in China near Shanghai. Then  -   i  1 ������' Uie me-sage i.s sent southward around the China coast  (o Hong Kong, 945 miles distance.     Thence it dives  j under the China sea to Saigon, in Atiam, a distance of  I 951 miles.    From Saigon it crosses the bed ofthe sea  lo Singapore, 629 miles.    Then it passes through the  Malacca strait to Penang, 398   miles,  and plunges  westward through theNicobars and under the Bengal  17,858   sea'to Madras, a distance of 1,398 miles.    At Madras  the message goes by land until it reaches Bombay.  Then it dasses beneath the Arabian sea lo Aden,  1,850 miles, up the Red Sea to Alexandria, 1,534  mil s, under the Mediterranean to Lisbon, thence to  London, across the Atlantic to America. Each word  cabled from the seat of war costs 65 cents. That is  the reduced rate fur press messages, while private  messages are  three times larger.  All the telegaaph lines in Japan are owned by the  Japanese Government and censorship of messages iy,  therefore, easy. At Nagaski messages are transferred  from the Japanese Government lines to the Great  Northern company, a Danish line, and accross tbe  sea, either to Shanghai or Vladivostock. From Vlad-  ivostock the line runs across Siberia to Libau, on the  Baltic. Nearly all the American press messages  hov.'ever, take the southern route, in spite of the fact  that tbe Russian Government has given assurance  that messages through Siberia and Russia will not  be interfered with.  Norman Carmichael, manager ofthe  Highland mine, near Ainsworth, was  in the city this week looking after a  shipment of 200 tons of concentrates  sent from that mine to the Hall Mines  smelter.  Two cars of ore from the Ruth and  one from the Whitewater were brought  down by the steamer Kaslo to the Hall  Mines smelter, on Monday.  The residents of Poplar expest a large  influx of visitors during the next few  months. Just now the snow is too  deep for active,mining operations.  The Nelson Hardware Co. has removed to the building formerly occupied by J. H. Vanstone as a drugstore,  corner of Baker and Josephine streets.  A wealthy Australian who owns a  large sheep ranch in that country is in  Victoria at present enquiring in to the  chances of success for a woollen factory  in British Columbia, it seems thut the  C. P. It. sleamfeiy offer very low freight'  rates for wool from Australia, and a  factory established in Victoria could  easily compete with Eastern factories,  particularly for the market of Manitoba and the North-West Territories.  After an absence of ten years from  Cariboo, P. H. Peeler has returned to  investigate some mining ground in the  Forks of Quesnel district. From 1SB0  to IP'J'3 he prospected that part of Cariboo aud now intends to examine certain  placers more carefully with the Intention of developing them if bis examinations-Tare sati8factory7 Sinee~lcavTn g"  Cariboo he spent three years in the  Rainy River district, the last year being engaged by the United States Steel  Company looking for iron.  "D,.T  55  im  1  eader.  Seldom has the strange whirligig of  lime brought round a stranger transformation scene than that now witnessed In South Africa. Sir John  Sprigg, a brief despatch informs us, has  resigned the premiership of Cape Colony, and Dr. Jameson lias been called  to succeed him. In that simple announcement is the epilogue to such un  adventurous saga as seldom wasknown  in the varied annals of the last century.  Sir John Sprigg we may dismiss with  a few words. For urarly thirty years  be was a member of the CaRe parliament for a single constituency, aud for  some yea s he lias been prime minister.  But in tbe went election he was left  at home. I.j�� secret of his downfall  was simple. He had tried to "run with  the hare and hunt with the hounds,"  to cater to both Boer and British parties, and the natural result was that he  pleased neither, butt forfeited the confidence of both.   He has his reward.  But "Dr. Jim"! He was Cecil Rhodes'  lieutenant in the old days, the captain  of the chartered company's police force  in Bcchuanaland. He it was who led  that madman's raid across the border  .to Johannesburg, provoked suspicion  aud endless bad blood between Boer und  Briton, and by only a hair's breadth  missed sending himself and a dozen  other men of light and leading to the  Bcaflbld. Railed at, denounced, reviled,  more than almost any other man of  his time, he is now culled to form a  government and to become prime minister of Cape Colony.  It is strange, but not, after all, unfitting; for there could be no greater  mistake than to set Jameson down  as a mere adventurer, 0 freebooter, a  filibuster. Those who know the man  know him as a dreamer, an idealist, au  euthuslast, who may���as indeed he lias  (jOIie���ruake great mistakes, but who  is entirely free from sordid self-seeking  and who even in his maddest escapade  deserving of severest censure, was sincere and unselfish and believed himself, to be serving a high and noble purpose. For such a man, despite hi*"  former errors, there may well be a future of usefulness and honor.  I  1, if*.  ZzB.m  ,    �����_,_?'. f  ��� ���-'��  :A\ THE KELSON ECONOMIST  1  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  VEllNON SniF.ET, NELSON, B, C.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on npplica-  tion.  All changes In iulvc.-U3fe~ncjits to insure  Insertion should reuch thin ollico not later  tbtiu .Thursdny nt 12 o'clock.  Whon change of address Is required, ll. Is  desirable Unit both lhe old address and thu  new bo given.  Address nil communications, "I'ubliahcr  Tun Nkuson* 1'aCONOstiST. Nelson: 1$. C."  or  That the Japanese are lighting with  rare spirit and patriotism, and lhat  Russia is preparing to exert ail her vast  strength, are the two facts shown by  the week's war news. Beyond this, it  is almost impossible to distinguish the  problematical truth from the indubitable fiction in the dispatches of the  correspondents who are not allowed by  either Japan or liussia to gain any information except that given out  through government channels.  The claim is;made for the Japanese  that they have this, week destroyed  seventy miles of the Russian railway  running to Vladivostock, thus isolating  that very important port. If Japan  can maintain her control of the sea,  and can prevent the repairing of the  railroad, it is easily within the possibilities that both'Port'Arthur and Vladivostock, with their enormous stores  of war material may be captured by  the lime the summer campaign fairly  opens.  Those who desire to speculate upon  the possible outcome of the war must  make the construction and equipment  ofthe Trans-Siberian railroad a part of  their calculations. Russia, if she can  concentrate her enormous strength at  ���the point of conliict, is easily many  ��� times as strong as Japan. But to so  concentrate her strength she must  move her troops and their, food and  amunition across Siberia, a distance of  about 5,000 miles. This would be no  light task if the railroad were thoroughly wqll constructed,and the c<iuip  ment were up to the Canadian stand  ard. As a matter of fact, the road is not  ���well constructed, and the equipment is  insufficient in amount and obsolete in  form. The Trans-Siberian road is laid  ���with rails weighing fifty pounds to the  yard. The standard Canadian rail  ���weighs eighty-five to ninety pounds  This one deficiency in the road-bed  means that, trains must run slowly,  and that only comparatively light  loads caii be taken. That Ibid ia the  result is shown by the fact'that.'.'fast"  trains from Moscow to Vladivostock  have a running time of eighteen days-,  ���while the regular trains never get  through under a month. The maximum traiu-load in America is 2,500  and the average is about 1,500 tons  These are facts that indicate that Ku .  sla's Manchuria army will necessr.niy  be much smaller and much less abundantly supplied than would be the army  she could place-in  the Held lit Europe.  Experts who have lately been over  the ground pronounce  the gap made  jn the Trans-Siberian railroad to be the  weakest link in a not very strong chain.  "LnKc Baikal cuts the ntilro'id in two,  and mukes necessary a ferry system  of over forty miles of water;    The lake  begins to freeze   in November, and Is  completely icebound  l\.r five months.  The too is'"not stable, however, but ha��  si fuahiou of opening in wide lissurcn  ���which afterwards close up and heap  the   ice   in   great   windrows.     These  cracks   and windrows, make sleighing  both difficult and dan-zcroux, and add  enormously to the perplexities of the  Russian campaign.   There are two icc-  - breaking steamers on  the hike, which,  arc able to break their way through ice  four feet thick, but as Baikal freezes  to a depth of nine and a half feet they  are out of business a large part of the  winter.  It is among the possibilities of tho  (-situation that Japan may win because  Russia connot exert her strength. To  do so, however, she must dp her fighting in a hurry so that the victory will  "be secured before the slow-moving  Trans-Siberian trains can fill the field  yrAh .Russian soldiers. 1  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads.  Statements,  Note Heacs,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,"  Etc., Etc., Etc.  J. BRADLE  CO.  WALL PAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  Ladies',  Misses',  Children's and   Infants'  Shoes.  Men's and. Boys' Shoes, Rubbers,   Carclo-  gaus, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Felt Slippers.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  LANNABLE  GENERAtBROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale nil easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  SEE-ANNABLE  y Street, Near lew Post-oi  Insurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining Agent  Fire, Accident and  Plate  Glass   Insurance  ft  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lands in all parts of Kootenay. .,  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co.  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers Assurance^Co.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co,  The Kootenay Valle3*s Co., L'td, London, Eng. .  Nelson City Laud and Improvement Co.  BAKER ST.. NELSON, B.C  P. O. BOX 223  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Boots and 'Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My_ stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS* OLD STAND, BAKER S  ress  omment  . Ferule Free 1'i'cns.  Of the six.games the Fernie junior  hockey team have played this season  they have won 5 and drawn 1.   This is  a~reco7d"to~ Ue "proutl ~o fZV T hen��en iofs  have likewise a fine record having de  fealcd all the teams of the.Crow's Nest  Pass without sufl'ering one defeat. The  town has every reason to be proud of  its hockey exponents, both seniors and  juniors.  Kootenay JIu.lt.  'British-Columbia is now entering on  anew period iu'the history of mining  development.. The province has many  steady producing miiioj, a .number, of  which are regular dividend payers.  Many mdustaial enterprises iii tlie province also pay excellent dividends and  the province Hives promise of being one  ofthe (Incut (Ijl 1* fjr tlie* investment  of capital the world over.  (.'rnuil Forks Nc-u-s-GnzetlO;  As funis we can niake.out, the. city  audit, which is causing ijucli a tempest  in a teapot in the council at present, is  only a matter of di "Terence of opinion  as the way in which the financial statement should be rm.de - out. It appears,  to be a ease of didcrent'-uditors haying  different methods of reaching the same  conclusions. . By either process the  sjrand totals come out the same, and  the city is neither richer nor poorer.  Ottawa Citizen.  Sir Sand ford Fleming's speech before  the Canadian club in Toronto is reviewed by the Globe and other Liberal  papers as an endorsatrou of the government's Grand Trunk Pacilicscheme.  But there is a vast difference between  the two projects.   The rail wa}* favored  by Sir Sandfurd Fleming would be an  almost direct line.from Quebec to Port  Simpson on. the Pacific,.passing close  to the shores of James bay and runniug  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo,'Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mai! to any branch will Bave prompt and  careful'atten  ion. ��� .;"-, ' .., ���'-..-.'���,-.- -.   .    ������' A. '=.'���   ���   A.���'���-���  MfflTBWHllWlO  Wholesale nnd Retail  D-jalcrsin'  "nor tT-TofTm!��T Wi "nh i pogTT iTeig^ern7=  ment's scheme, project:} a rail way from  Mouetonlo'Quebec-in duplication of  the Intercolonial,- and from Quebec to  the Rocky mountains running south  of-Lalce Winnipeg and dipping close to  the international Boundary in Manitoba.       . ���     o .       .  ;  Vsuinnuvcr News-Advertiser. .  The convention of the Provincial  Mining Association, held at Victoria  during this week, was successful iu  every particular. The difficulties which  the Association encountered in its early  days have been overcome and it has  shaken ofi" the elomjuts which seriously prejudiced its position with the  public. The convention was conducted  throughout iu a businesslike manner,  nnd the work which it accomplished  will be beneficial to the mining industry  and strengthen the Association. The  suspicion heldm some quarters that  the Association would dabble iii politics  has beeu disproved. Nor was there any  animosity displayed towards the present Provincial Government.     On the  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager  WADDS BROS.  'HOTGGRAPKERSv  Vancouver and Kelson  BAKER STREET, FJELSOM, B. C  Certificate cf Improvements.  Direct- Line,   Lowes! Rates  r.iist  West  Wliinljiog  Toronto  OtUnv-v  Mon Iniil 1  Kevv York  -  Vmipouvr  Vii-torla   ���  Seal tie  I'lii'Muird  Kuii Kniii'cisco  Via Soo V  St.. Louis.  'aei  lie KoutcSt. Paul, Chicago  and  S,S, Semce from Vanccuver  SraMlc, Alaskfti Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia.   ��� . ���       ���..--.���  Tluv.ii'rli bookings to Kngland and the Continent via'ull H.' S. lines.  Yukon Fi'ai'Uonal   Mineral Clainii silunlc  in thft Nelson Jlining Division' of West Koote-  contrary, the convention took pains to j "'^c���r located: On Bear-brock, 3'mlio-  convey to the Government its desire to J '^fee^iooeotiiat r. John HcLatcinc. of -tho  aid in overv   wav in iN nower  nnv -io-' (;itv ��r Kelson, nctlns-ns npent for Patrick  uiu iu v.vcjy   *.va> in us power any uo-. nily_ l;,rcc MIllcI.-8 .j,.r]-fu-iao No. .11 .58,563,  tion of f lie adiiriinistr-itit-n <h��tiirni>ri   �����'William JU.��� Colloy. Free Miner's CeUllicatn  hou ot  uie aumnusirauou utsignca  io , N() ^Ml. A tI  Il!lsi,os. ^cc Miner's Ccrtlli-  fimter or advance thf> milling imiiiufrv  i ��ito Ku. li 5S..77(;, r.nd John -Kynn, Free Stin-  iosii-r oi au\ance ine.m.mn^ muustiy.   ���,..��� cVrtillesito No. I! 68,SW. intend sixty days  There is no  doubt   that  Hin ���m^npi-iMon ' froI1> M10 (1;itu ,lcl'("of'o-'^H-ly to lho Minin?  Auticisi'o  uuuub  inai  an>is_ooiaiion , ]?ei;(>r,ler.roI. iv ci-rliiifiite of Improvements  like this, composed,'as it now is, almost \f,?;"SJJ_r_tai!^f obialn!n?? Crown Gro"lo<  onMmlv   ofnipii   'lclivi-lv  pinr-nrpil   in'    a:i<1 furtlier t:ike notice, that, action nndcr  entirely  or  men   acm uy  engageu  m   section ;t7 must he commenced.before the is-  oif-l-inr l/uln nr   nl-irnr miiiiiia- ni-imli'io     ����!���'<n��o orsucb  Certificate of linprr.votoents.  eituer loiie or piaccr mining, oi nuius-    xmied thie^ud day oiDeecmhoi*, istis.  tries suhsidary- to mining, can often J John mcLatchib.  makeuscful suggestions or iccommend-]  atiolus in respect to legislative or other }JGS   PRINTING A T  action that a government may take.    '' ECONOMISTOFFiCE ���  For time tables,ratos and   infs.rmation,ap-  pty to locul agents, or write,       '���  *'  J. S3. CA RTKR,  ��� Dlst.l'ass.Agt.  Sulson.  . E. J. COYLK,  A.G-P.A.  Vancouver  > 1   tt        La-. H      B Vfttffl ^m^" ^W \=^ _   "-3 %x^_�� W >**? ���  NELSON, B.:-C.  The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in   the in-A\  tenor.  PABST ;BEER  in pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra Special". Scotch.   Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew. Scotch etc.   Earl .of Minto etc.  -A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wiues.  -:���:���������>  '���''  ���     N.E.T.'-TIMETABUv.  STANLEY STREET���  7.OO    .     7.40 820 a. 111.  9.00 9.40 I0.2O  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. in.  BOGUSTOWN���  7.20 .00        S 40       9.20 a. 111.  10.00     10.40 _ 11.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m.  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.   - Aoply- A. V.-MASON,   Man. Sec.  The Car. Earn, Phone 165B.  ,���&<&>���<&<&&<&��� ^���^^^-(^-^���^'^XC)-^-^^^'^��' <frO<& ���^-O'0-^'^^-^-O^^.*  E.-.:-E..- STBAOHAJSf-  -   Piismber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on Genera!  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  *\ ���������,'.,-..  I      Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  Ofthe Latest Designs  AUIUVING BAILY.  ice Line of Trouserings  MERCHANT-TAILOR..'  Ward St., next new P. C. Eldg., Hclsort  Frank.. Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAXD SUIiVEYOR  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke House)  Tlie best SI per day house in Nelson.  None but while help employed.    The bar  the best.  Lands and Mineral ClsilmaSurveyed  and Crown Granted  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  - Copyrights &c.  . A nyono sendlm? a sketch nnd description mny  quU'.Uljr wortuin our opinion froo wlicUior on  liivontlon la probulily patentable. . Comniiinli-n-  tlons HtrictlycontldcntliU. Iliuidbook on Patents  Bent freo Uldest nccucy for socurinp patents..  Pntcnta tiihun tlirough Mumv It Co. receive  tpecial ruiliec, without chnrgo. in tho  A nanrtanmcly litnstrntcrl -woolily. Lnnrest clr-  cnliitiou of nny scientiQc iournu). 'J'crnis, S3 n  year; four months 5*- Solilbyall newBdeulam.  WM & Co.3G1Broad^ New York  Branch Oflice. G25 F St, Waahingtou. D. a  Sevvi ng M ach! ns s an d Plan os  P. O. Box 5G3      OiHce: Kootenay  For Rent and Tor Sale  , Bt. seison [ 0!_ Ciiiiijlf Sliop, faz0i St, (elssD  W. G. Gillett  Buiider   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick  aud woodwork.  GaW.   Bartlett,    Prop Brick and Lime for Sale  Fred. J. Squire  Tents ami Awnings mat'.e and repaired.  Clothing cleaned and mended.  Over k Wailsce-MHIer Co,, Mm THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  AnAfs*��f'  ���A     y,yy^x,  v AAZfjyAi  7AA7: - - ".if??  ������ ' /A  AM  ��������� :���   !.-   ���'*&������  '-M^<��a��U^M^^  ���  -.>'.��� 4,  ��� ' '\ ,-*  Aa-7$.  *���.�������  '��� Z'Tii  /< AAi  -"-?.*"i/a  r' 7 V'-'w  '���" .'L^J*  -V^'Vl  " -* Vi  You will be requiring  WALL  This Spring.   See Us about it   Large New Stock  The  only  really first-class  Piano made in the Dominion of Canada.    See them.  Hear them.   Buy them from us.  AM  rZAtil  rice  each.     Yours at $30 each.  .'-a  any's Stores  ��W*IHM^H'*3��*g*B^^  At 'a Portugcese Bull-Fight,  !T was to Tie a very great event--  ���twelve bulls were to make 'their  entry, and some famous Spanlsli  ���bull-fiffhters ivere to prove their  prowess, and the King was to be  there, and rortugral's handsome Queen.  /' Out along the white, dusty roads, on  (past the outskirts of the town where  olives and fig-trees peeped over the  Btone .-.walls, ..and occasional palms  reared -theirtaH sterns���all hurry, rush  and bustle, until at last the open dusty  plain was reached, and bsfore us, nice  a modern' Coliseum, rose the great,'  massive .arena of the *Rull King.  How like the Coliseum, though, in  weak architecture, was the building;  and all the mass of. sightseers pressing  onto their different corridors���'the poor  to the sunny side, the richer to that in  shade.  ^^Insjae^iere^the^giieat^KLa^e^a^AdcjL  the arches, and the wide flights of steps  to the various tier's of seats or rows of  boxes.  Up we went *o where our ticket told  me was the fauteuil allotted to lis  (No. 106, first "fila"), a. good position  we saw as we entered the tier, and at  a "coup d'oeil" the whole vast arena  was before us. Beneath was the level  ring where Toro would appear; on our  left the King's box, a Mauresque canopy in blue and gold, and draped in red  .and gold velvet; On our right and left,  on this shady" side of the arena, the  boxes are hung.with bright draperies  of blue, gray, and yellow, setting off  the gay dresses of the ladies fanning  themselves in the boxes with tiny little  Portuguese fans.  At last a roar goes'up from some 15,-  000 throats���the arena will hold 20,000,  but It is not packe'd���and then exactly  opposite us enter all the toreadors���that  Is, all who take part, in the fight. Ca-  vallleros (or picadors, as the Spanish  call 'them), . bandarllhelros, furcados,  and the assistants dressed In rich Georgian costume���in red and blue, satin  and velvet, with plumed flat 'hats.  Two cavaliers mounted upon two  magnificent steeds, very unlike the  wretched animals.ridden Into the ring  to.be slaughtered at a Spanish, bullfight; a dozen" bandarilheiros and a  dozen furcados and the assistants, all  .in their gay oostumes, make a brilliant  show on the smooth, arena. The crash  of music;.;(the roar of the populace, and  the brlllliint spectacle send the Portuguese 'blood to fever heat; and quickly,  after salutations to the King or President, all the' toreadors retire and one  horseman enters alone. A signal is  given, the doors are 'thrown open, and  in rushes a fine black-bull. ��� Like an  arrow he makes for the horseman, who  leaps aside; but Toro is after him, and  chases him round ithe ring. With a  deft movement, just as the bull's horns  nearly reach the "horse's flanks, the  cavalier swerves and plants a dar.t in  the bull's shoulders; the matadors rush  ln, and. distract the bull's "' attention.  with their red cloaks. The bull lie  longer cares for horse or man; the red  rag Is his enemy, and lie goe3 for It,  and 'tosses and paws It and tramples or.  it until it is snatched from him, and v  bandarilheiro stands be Core him  watches 'him; and leaps aside when  Toro tries to toss him.  Ait last, inaddened, the bull rushes a:  hia tormentor, who. rates to the barrier of. the arena, but halts there; and  at the nmoment the -bull's horns" seem  to touch him, plants -his two decorated  'darts well'in. the bull's shoulders and  leaps the barrier. But the bull leaps  itfter-fl-iim���-half 'his black body is over;  some of the assistants leap .into the  lU'cna at.the safest side; but Toro fails  fuid falls back inside the arena, to start  to his feet egain and lush for the matadors, who advance with their cloaks to  draw" him toward them; ���-���..-������  It is these red cloaks that prove how  dull;is Toro-In 'his rage. The matador,  holds the red cloak at arm's length, the  jull rushes at it���-never'at 'the man  holding it���and .the matadors pass the  cloak over his head as he strives to gore  It; the bull turns and gees for it again,  seemingly oblivious 'that a man is moving it.    Very agile and dexterous are.  -the matadors; but there seems no dan- .  ger to them, so 'wholly' is' the bull..oc-  o:upied \vi;-h the cloak.  Not so the bandarilheiros.   To face o  ^i-.ush!hgohull^exeni^yJth=pjLdAed.-horns^  until his hot breath Is in your face, and  his hoi-ns lowered for tlie toss; to plant  darts .scarcely two fe-ct long In-his  shoulders, and leap aside ere the tost  Is given, ls a feat of courage, great  swiftness and-agility; and mighty is tlu  shout from the vast crowd when thi?  is done deftly and neatly, and the barbs  stick well in the bull's tough hide. As  the bulls get tired out with their tormentors, a group of eight "or ten tame'  ' bulls, with' long'tube-like bells,- are let  Into the arena. These encircle the wild  bull that at once is tamed; "and these  "trained bulls trot him out of the circle  to his den, and a fresh bull is then in-  ' troduced.���James   Baker   in   "Ainslee's  | Magazine."  Vaccination de Rigueur\  HE epidemic of smallpox ln London, England, has, lt seems,  given rise to a curious Innovation. Invitations are sent out  for tea, on which it Is stated  :here will be���not dancing, but vaccination. The sterner sex Is represented by a doctor; tea ls served at  four o'clock, and at five vaccination  begins. iWhether this be true or not,  thoy went one bettor ln France -a few  years ago: There -was an outbreak of  smallpox in' Paris, and a leader of  fashion was struck' with the idea o��  setting all her friends vaccinated.. Win'  issued invitations to a ball, ..which"  w.dcd In a Etiparb cotlillon. She in-'  formed her guests that the- latter would',  contain an entirely, r.'ew figure. It did.  The men had to submit to vaccination  on the arm: the woin��n�� on the calf of  the leg. This is how it was carried  out: After a "tour-de-valse," each man  brought his partner to the doctor. Shu  'gracefully raised hor skirt; there was  a littlo cry on the part of the patient,  another "tcur-da-valse," and she was  re-conducted to her place. Tha men  had to take off their coats and display'-  a corner of thair biceps.. From this it'  will be seen that Un.gland, has not tii��'  mr��nr.'poly Of pn/wn'rle idens.  The F:odi��a!.  r bought my iauKhter-with-.the ecliy ci  urief, , , . . .  ,  I paid for happ-iMFS as kings mignL .ao,  Vet,  though r bossari.il"go beyond rellfet.  Oil   heart,   the   v.'.n'l.   mad. sptnt!thrift  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED "'  RLAR^RIPES..  C/)  UJ  0-  <  if)  a  <  -J  LU  X  Liu  o  Nottingham, England.  hout-3 we k;ic\vl  ���ThT.clori:*.    G-ai-rlcon  Bazar."  In  ' Hari-cr'3  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  JOH^iclATCHiE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Qp.B.C;Cjslfl!-n3'House, Kelson  Navy Out Mild, Medium and Full ]  __���-Navflixture.-������&  Cot  Cigarette  Tobacco., ��  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut ^  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to tione  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING (CENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  Turner, Beeton & Co., L'td, victoria/b. c.  SK  I  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cordova n" Glovos and Mitts  11       R. H. CARLEY, B. C. Agt.  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  "All < rtlcrs must be accompaniiti liy cn?h and should he Jonvarded  ti'.htr posonally cr by mail lo the oflice of  W. P. T1ERKEY, GENERAL ��GEfcT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  John McNalrn, Prospector.  V.y SID COWARD.  OOC old John McNairn Is down  from Whlteflsh to see a"l>out  his mine. "Whiteflsh, a rnap-_  forgotten station up on tiia  north shore, be It known, la  John's postoilice address, and where,  tlringr of the woods and hungry ior the  gentle ways oi! civilization and the  sight of petticoats and clean, smooth  fai;t;s, John comes to camp in the sec-  ���tionmen's house and watch the trains  g-o by. Two passenger trains a day,  ono from the east and the other going  ���back there���the east where the money  is, where the soft-mannered, gentle-  voiced women are, from whom John,  having lived all his life in the woods,  is now forever cut off.  For that Is the saddest part of John's  life. He is absolutely alone. His friends  arc dead or lost, and tho relatives o��  his  boyhood   nway  down    on   the  St.  Jaawrcr.co.    All  the days of his  manhood John has dwelt in the wilderness,  In  the lumber woods of  the Gatineati  ���and far up at the head waters of the  Ottawa,  whore  the mighty river rises  on tho lower Canada side.   At the tlma  of   tlie   construction,   the  great   birth  epoch of the "SVest, the building of the  C.T'.r:.,   John  found himself  with   th*  trestle gang at Vvhiteiish." And when  the  last rail was  laid  and  the North  Shorq section was finally, after laborious   years,   complete,   John    took   his  money, mado up his pack and struck  north into  the woods.    It was  a. new  country,   and he  intended  to make  a  "stake"  some day;   then, l'n. the hazy  future, go back east, marry maybe, and  settle down.   He had a girl hack there  once, but she died.   So John didn't care  much where he went for a while.   As  he said, "There was no strings on. him."  There were no strings on him then, and  there are none on him now.   But sometimes, after playing the mouthorgan to  .   him In his littlo log shack at night, he'  used to tell me that he "sort of wished  he had somebody belongln' to him."  "But I've waited too long, I guess,"  he'd say. ��� "Nohody'd take to me now,  a wild man o' the woods like me."  He'd smile and sigh at the same time,.  ���with  that lovable gentleness that belonged to bim in spite of his grizzled,  ���weather-beaten face.  "Do you Uilnk.'-ohe'd say, lighting,  his pipe and holding his hands so as  to hale hide his face, "dp you think  there he's any old spinsters, or widow-  women, down there in Toronto who'd;  ���be'wlllin' to stale out a claim up here  ���with a feller like me? I guess not,  eh?"  His face would ��� brighten whan we  assured him there were plenty of  ���unmarried ladies who would be only  too glad to have him. He smiled always, but he didn't believe lt, and  neither did. we. He had waited too  long.  ."There was one time here," he said  once, "I had an ambition to board up  the floor, but I never done it."  . Two-inch cracks between the squared  spruce logs which now separate John  from the "bare earth make his shack a  decidedly precarious place when it  comes to dropping little things for  :whlch one has any Immediate requirement.  "A man grows careless," explained  John. "You're easily satisfied when  yoii/re by yourself.- It's let her go,  Casey, any ways at all; good enough,  good enough!" ;  He showed me a photograph one time  of himself before he became a prospector���before the construction, as  they date things up on the North  Shore. It pictured a straight, vigorous  - man, with a strong, clean-shaved chin  and a full moustache. Evidently roughing it in the bush had begun to tell  during the last years. John was a  much older man than the photo showed  ���older than the years since it was  taken should have .carried, him. He  handed.me another picture too, a faded  tintype affair, of a woman. He didn't  tell me anything about that one.  Good old John!- Owner of two or  three mlr ng locations that he half believes will one day make him a mil- ,  ���--Lionalre If _h ��_] LvcsJad g^enoujfh^J.hejr^  may, but he's lived the heavier endfaf.  his life already.    The North Shore' is  not   u   poor   man's   country.     Money  make3  mo.it.-y  the world over,  and Jt  -takes capital to crush the gold out of  the low-gi-ade ore of tbe North Shore.  But John hunts and traps and works  In the other mines of the district, and  waits.   In the summer he goes out into  the woods  and   the splintered granite  hills alone with his gun and his pack-  sack for weeks at a time, living on pork  and    biscuit    and    fried    "pa'tndge,"  rapping at rock exposures with his geologist's hammer or crushing quartz in  an  iron  bowl and washing  lt  out  to  look for "colors" in the dregs. He hopea  that  the  people  down  east  will  take  a hold some time soon am   put their  money into   the country and   make lt  hum.    "How are you panniii'?'* is hia  "how do  you  do,"  and when you return the question   he is always ehuer-  -ful In his reply, "Pretty food."   "She's  bound   to boom,''   he says   when   you  ask al- mt prospects in the North Shore  <ountiy.      "Sho  can't help  it.      Man.  dear,   the mil     al's here, ain't it?"  Aud recently he came to town!  Good eld John, with his camp-stained  pai.k-satk Instead of a trunk, and the,  rough, square-cut suit of tweed he ordered from the department store cata-  ��� logue five years ago. But he disdained  a collar just as he disdained the water  they, offered him after his whiskey. He  put up in a good down-towti hotel,  gave the manager his money to put In  the safe, and hung uneasily about the  smoking-room, going in to his meals  -with welcome relief. They set half a  dozen knives and forks to. each place  at that, hotel, but John gives his order  to His Dress-suited Haughtiness���who  ���would most surely die If it came to  carrying a hundred-pound pack over a  portage���with the quiet natural dignity  ��f simplicity. He doesn't go *x it  through the course, John. - His idea Is  merely to coal up, to eat what will  "keep him working." 'Meat and bread and  potatoes���and, "Hey, young feller, a  dish o'- tea"���that's all he calls for,  and he eats with his knife as an unaffected matter of course. And then a  pipe. Tea and- tobacco are about the  only artificial luxuries to be had In the  bush. Sunshine and fine weather are  -the greatest comforts, but they are  doled out spasmodically, by nature. A.  g*rusb   bg.d And   a  "white-man's  fire"  Eyeache and  Headache.  "Eyestrain  causes  Mil-  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed  CURES ALL EYE DISEASES.  WFIAMEO EYES.SGA1IS 014 LI0S./*i  GRANULATION ET&       J-^  -aienaude Bro  Opticians  may be had for the Dwing'mjr ��f an axe,  iiu tea and tobacco ccme under a dif-  Jerent head. John i pends as utterly  upon tea as a nervi as' old woman of  sixty. But he couldn't find liis tobacco  the -Hher day.  ". _ve you got a c'srar?" he asked  ttnally.  I had two purn mtTd Havanas, which  4. quarter had provided especially Cor  this occasion ��� cool, -mellow -tlfiteen-  centers. I passed him one. John had  his eld black pipe In his teeth. Ha  took the cigar, and before I could stop  him he had cut half of It up and  packed tt into his pipe.   ;  "Good heavens, John!" I said.  "Here's half a plug of T. & B."  "This -is just as good," said John,  holding his "six-day" match In the  hollow of his brown leathery hands.  "I'm just come out to settle up my  affairs," he explained. "I've put lt all  in-the hands of my 1'yer. Soon's he  says I kin go���shake hands���-good-bye  ���away I go."  "Well, you'll stay and see the Duke?"  I said. 7 :���: r" ,A     '���:���'��� '  "Oh, I've seen hundreds o' men,"  said John. "I seen his father close as  you are, up in Ottawa. He was Just a  man. Men's men wherever you go. The  Dook o' Cornwall's train stopped at'  Whlteflsh for coal and water'when I  .was comin' down'. I was glttln' shaved  In the section house and I didn't come  out. I wasn't goin' to let him see me  just out o' the woods, not shaved up or  nothln*. Besides, I've seen lots o' men,  thousands of 'em."  It's a dyke this time, a mile and a  half straight across country, with gold,  silver and copper.  "Thi3 man knows about whiskey,  don't he, and feedln' people to make  'em fat? I've gained seven pounds  since. I been here. - It's his business."  (John.and the hotelkeeper are already  fast friends, and John's going to1 send  him down some "pa'tridge.") "Well, I  know about rocks,, and,-.'quartz, and  minln', don't I? It's fny 'business.  Well, get down -where the rock-is wet  and she> good, she's . first-rate. It's  Lhe truth.   I know, don't I? 'Look!"  John is loaded down with quartz  ���specimens. He must he carrying pounds  around with him. .-He pulled out a jagged fragment as big as his "fist and  flashing with yellow blotches.  "Mile and a half she goes, up and  down, across cricks and everything.  An' nohody knows nothln' about It,  Government nor nobody. But my l'yer  says the money's all in real estate.  There ain't no money fer minln'."      o :  "Come and have something comfortable, John," I said, "to meind us of old  days on the survey." ,  "All right," exclaimed he, with his  ; peculiarly cheerful emphasis on the  ������all." :. ,o o-  ^It:,may__be_ a,_Ti*in�� ^tensibly.^Jbut I  fancy itv loneliness that's at" the bop  torn of John's "comin' out" this fall.  For he confided to me presently that  he'd like to meet a "nice, sociable gal  afore he went back north."  And if any nice, sociable spinster  doesn't mind a one-roomed, log-walled,  tar-paper-roofed cabin, with two-inch  cracks in the floor, she might do worse.  For she'd get one of the far-fabled  "nature's gentlemen" In Old John McNairn���philosopher, dry humorist, prospector and backwoodsman.  Baker   Street,   Nelson.  converted into solid bricks. ~ "  The bricks are shipped in quantities,  to poultry-raise..*, who find this new  kind of hen-provender most satisfactory, and they are anxious to get more  of it. Apparently, It is a great encour-  ager of egg-production.  It is not necessary to grind the bricks  before feeding the stuff to the uhick-  ens, but merely to 'break them into  pieces and soften with Vater.      '  Grasshopper Bricks For Hens.  rj ItASSHOPPEItS are being put to  l/C a new use out.ln Nebraska. The  \_JL farmers have killed Incredible  numbers of them by the help ot  a machine which Is, perhaps, the most  effective ever devised for the purpose.  It Is called a "hopperdozer," and Is  nothing more nor less than -a. large flat  pan, with a small amount of kerosene  contained ln a depression in the rear  part of it. The contrivance,' being at-'  tached to a horse, Is pushed along in  front: of the animal as the latter is  driven across the fields. Pretty nearly  every grasshopper 13 encountered,  jumps upon the pan, and is promptly  suffocated by the kerosene. .  This ingenious instrument has been  In use for a number of years in parts of  the West, but hitherto it has not occurred to the farmers to make any use  of the dead grasshoppers. Most commonly they were burned, though some  more enterprising agriculturists turned  a portion of them,to account as poultry-  feed. Thay found'that the hens liked  them exceedingly; for it Is a fact that  a grasshopper Is to a hon.-what a can-  vasback duck is to a human epicure���  the very choicest' and most esteemed  of delicacies.  Hence the idea which ls now being  developed on a commercial scale. The  grasshoppers, after being killed by the  hopperdozer, are left in winrows 1n the  fields, where they are soon dried. When  they have been exposed to the sun for  a sufficient time to reduce them to a  properly desiccated condition they are  gathered up with rakes, shoveled into  carts, and conveyed to a shed, -where  they are put Into a press somewhat re-  sejnillne an prdlnary cheese-press, and  Too Much Parent.  JN these days of strenuous parentage, it may not be amiss to suggest mildly that, there may be, in  the constitution of a family, such  a.thing as too much parent. Time was  when being a parent was Incidental to  other business in life. Our grandfathers brought up children, a dozen at a  time, with a careless familiarity that  takes away the modern breath. Each  of the dozen was disciplined and duly  clhastened. They were whipped when  they' told lies, and. occasionally when  they did not. They learned to read at  four; were put to work at five, as a  matter of course; and developed, in due  time, the stuff that men are made of.  There was _ never any particular fuss  a1>out it. The:larger the family, the  more whippings It 'took. But there  were, always enough; to go around, and  no one the -worse for it. The advertisement, "Boy missing. Run away  from home";" was not an uncommon  feature of the weekly newspaper. But  of the remnant who had the courage to  stay at home and. grow up, it may be  said that 'they made admirable citizens. They had tlie rare privilege of  passing their childhood and youth In  the presence of men and ;women who  had other and more important business  in life than that of being- parent to offspring. They gre*f*r UD with a chastened  sense of their own unimportance in  the scheme.of being, and a philosophic  expectation of taking the hard knocks  of life as they came.  We have changed all that. We have  listened to the voice of Froebel,- "Let utf  play with our children;" and to the  educational moralist, "A, father should  be his boy's best friend;" and to our  most famous and most unpractical  poet, "The child is father to the man;"  and the whole business of child-raising  is turned other end to. We no longer  raise them by the dozen. One or two  at a time is as muoh as we dare venture, and very cautiously at that. We  study the development and take notes  on the bumps, phrenological; the ot-he  kind the modern child ds never alloweo  to 'have. We agonize over our relation  to his moral growtih, and drop tentative, trembling seeds into the ground  of his being, and. exchange specimens  if  anything comes of  it.    The'result,  -as'a-wholefis^notrit-mustHHbe-admitteara-  altogether unpleaslng. There is sr'ie-  thlng about the well-born, well-bred,  Wholesome child -of to-day that makas  glad the eye and the heart. But the  poor parent! We protest Uhat ..he has  never had-a chance in life. Ten to one  his own parents belonged to the old  school, and disciplined him within an  Inch of l'ife. And now his children belong to the new. He is ground between the upper and the nether stone.  Dnly In scattered, precious moments  does he dare call:himself his own. Late  In the, evening,-.perhaps, when the all-  Important child has been adequately  played with and encouraged and developed and put to bed on his hygienic  lillow, there comes a moment when  the exhausted parent may sit down before the fire and draw a comfortable-,  grown-up breath, and gather strength  and wisdom for the morrow.  As we watch him, we are reminded  cf the pleasant old gentleman who,  across the reception-plate, Is accosted  by the genial young girl: "After-all,  sir, there's nothing so delicious as ih��  wlilg of a chicken, Is there?" And  the old gentleman: "I don't know, vr.j  dear. When I waa young.the old people always ate the wings, and now 1  am old the young people eat them. 1  have never tasted the wing of a chicken."���"Prom the "Contributors' Club."  Mrs. or Miss?  "DST as a sort of New Tear's cand,  the 'Woman's Suffrage Society  of Paris have Issued a manifesto contending that, as woman In  her maiden name accomplishes  all-the duties of a citizen, she does  prejudice to her Interests by sinking  her identity and losing her Individuality in adopting the name of her h;ts-.  band when She marries. Consequently,  It seems on the ta?l3 that in future,  ���when Miss Smith marries Mr. Brown,  she will still retain her maiden patronymic of Smith. Being married; she  must;of necessity be Mrs.; therefore, if  she-retains her maiden name of Smith,  we shall' have the weird anomaly o(  Mr. Brown ar.d Mrs. Smith as man and  wife. ��� Now, supposing Mrs. Smith, otherwise Mrs. Brown, should, hy any unforeseen" event, meet with a. Mr. Smith  in tlie absence of her "husband, and it  should so fortih to the world���In a botel  visitors' book, for instance���thaft 4h.ey  :' ���"&> v*^'\W>* '^A^Sf  mmxmmmmm^m^mi  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store In the Kootenays.  '5��\ ,iffC\ /��$*. /S  Corpcralicn cf the Cilj ef Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Electric light rntos for the month or I'Vhrn-  iryare now.due mil payable at the Oily ol-  ic'es.   Jf I'ilia iii.   or Jiclorc.llte 13th  March  lif-count ol Id per cwif.' will be allowed.  ���Nclton, February :��7, l'*til.  liy order,  1). (J."Mc:\lOHRJS  CJKy Clerk.  were actually Mr. and Mrs. Smith,  where the dickens, in the event of trouble, would Mr. Brown come in? Mr.  Grown might swear by all that -was  holy that Mrs. Smith -was Mrs. Brown,  but if Mr. Smith' swore Uhat she was  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Smith ,did not  stoop to deny it, what jury outside a  lunaitic asylum couid convict Mrs.  3mi.li of playing fact and loose with  Mr. Crown? It Is a complex problem,  to say the least of lt; but if the Woman's Suffrage Society of gay Paree  are not content to let well alone, I suppose they must put up with the'ebnse-.  ^uencesr^^*rv^^~"'''T~''o~���: ���:   y���---yy  A Girl's Daring Feat.  fT seems hardly possible that a girl  bf sixteen should save nearly fifty  people from.a. terrible death., Yet  that is what Grace Bassell did, who  may well be called the Grace Darling of  Australia. It happened one day in December' that a vessel "was wrecked off  the coast of Australia, a few miles  from the Bassell horned The lifeboat on  board the steameiowas lowered, but it  capsized and the eight people in it-were  drowned. So thercst of the crew clung  to the sinking steamer. The surf ran  so wildly that no one could dare swim  through It, and thero was not a house  or person In sight. The girl, who was  a'splendid horsewoman, was riding  along with a native servant. She  caught slsht of the vessel In distress;  turning hor horse's head toward the  coast, she started him on a quick gallop. When she reached the sea she  urged her horse into the angry surf.  She rode boldly on till she reached the  vessel. With great dltli-culty she took  some of the children in her arms and  put them before' her on the saddle;  then, with bigger children and women  cliiigln;; to her dress, she started, for  the shore, gave those she had l-escued  to the care'of her servant, and returned  again to the wreck. So she went backward and forward for four hours, till  all were safe on land, the servant having ridden to bring out the last man.-���  '���Leslie's Weekly."  In the County Courtof Kootenay Holden at  Fort Steele.  |n Probate.  Notice Is hen by given lhat on thu IStli dny  ol !<Vbri::i r y, 1S01. li wns ordered by.I aV Form,  Ki-q., Judgu of l lie snicl (Joint, thut, Juiiich l'"er-  .uiiMUi AriiiMin'ig. OltWJnl Administrator or  that, j-ortlou ol the County ol Kootcnoy not |  included will.in the Electoral DIsiru-lH of ���  Jtcvi'lstoke smd Uoluinbin. be Adinlnlstrato-,  of all i\n(5 singular Hid estate of 'William Mi:-  Dnmtlil, of, Nelson, dceoiis-ccl. iniesiiite.  kvevy perM.ni hull bted to the said dcicased  is required to mako payment foi lliwitli to tbe  undesigned.  Kveiy pc'i'soii halving In possession efiocts  bclongiiigtii the deceased i-s required lorlh-  M'itli to iiotlfy ilie iindt-rslgiicii.  Kvery ircd.tjr or other person linving any  cla in uj.i n ( rinterest in the distribution of  fio usinto oi' 1 lie bald deceased is required  wiih n thirty days of tliib d:ilc to s=eud liy  ii'iil-tcru.l leltei, iiddru&cil lo the uiul.'r-  -ijiii1 d, his inline und udclrefi, nml the full  parlioular- ol* his claim or iu:i.'r��t, und �� ,  Mutcmeiit ol" hii, nci-omit ��nd the nature of i  he security (il'unj)iicld by him.  All or tlie i .\pivation oi' llm smd thlity days  thi- Ailiiilnlhirsitnr will i'1'oeei.'d '.villi tlicdis-  t: ibut.ioii i I" the cstnle liavmi? regard to  II < <-p < kiiins only oi winch lie thai) have had  notice,  i >iut-a nt Fort Steele, Hiis2Utli day 'of Feb.- u-  ���ll\>,l!K,i.  James Fkkguson AiiMsTi:o>a,-  Official Administrator.  ^-Fort Steele, B.7C._-____._ 7__7.^_  Notice to Creditors-  A Revolutionary Age.  ���Soulless corporations, heartles3l:":.icOr  auettes and conscienceless rascals o'f  various sorts we have.had with us now  these many years, and it looks very  much now as If a kind of providence  was about to even things up* a little by  providing us with such useful contrivances as wireless telegraphy, heat-  less light, smokeless, powder, bonelesa  shad and seedless oranges: If some  genius will rise up now":and give us a  breed of biteiess dogs - and -stingless  mosquitoes, together with some loselesa  umbrellas and spendlcss cash, we shall  all be happy and content.���"Leslie's  Weekly." ;  IN  TIIK  SUPREME COURT OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, IN PUOBA'TEo  IN    THE    000133    01"    FKKI>    T31EG0NING,   DR-  CEASED, IKTESTAXK.  Notice is hereby given thnt the creditors  and others .having claims against wild deceased, who died :il.Phoenix, .wlzonti, on or  about the (ill) day of October, A. D. I MB, n re  required on or before the lotli day of March,  lIHJ-l, tosenrl by post, prepaid, or deliver, lo  iho uiulcrslt'iii-d, AdminiKtrator el" the pcr-  sonnl estate mid elli'cts of the said deceased  in the rvi;Viiiio of l'.rliish Coluinblji,  their CliriBlittn stud surnames, iiilditsscs and  dcscriiiltoiiK. 1li�� full purtlculm-H of tl'.clr  olulins. the Klateincnt of iheir neeoitnts and  the nature ofthe securitios, if.any. held by  ihem.  And furilier take notice, that alter said last,  mentioned dnic Ilio wild administrator will  proeud lo distribute He iisbcis of the de-  iciuied iiisKiiiiC the piirtlex entitled tlnreto  louiiiff ii-'jitud only lo tlio claims ot wliieli  lie shall then have nollco. mill Hint lhe saiil  Administrator will not be llubli* for thesaid  assets or nny part thereof to any person or l>i*r-  sons of whore cliiiins not lie sh.-ill not lmve  been recei.-ed by liim at t lie time of such distribution.      ' ��� , ���,  Dated ti.is -C:.li day of January. A. D. ir.04.  Jiuijj Ki.i,iot,-  Adinlnislratorc'i FrpdTrcgoning, dcceiisei'.  On and after March. 1st we will occupy  the store on the southeast corner of .Jose--.  =phine^and=Baker-Str8et8rfor-merl^o.cat^  pied "by J. H. Vanstone, Druggist. Here  -we Vvriir 1d9 "pleased to serve our old as  ���well as our new customers;'  eSson Hardware  Box 6��i. SPORTSMEN'S HEADQUARTERS' Nelson, B C.  bf Everyboc  When  you  are  indisposed   try   a  Cap of Tea  REIS.0N ASSESSiEHTDiSTBIOT  Court of '"Revision and Appeal  ���Take notiee Hiatal shnll hold a'Cmirt of tic-,  vision und Afpeal ft r Iht' Nelson A^KOssmput. I  District Tor .iiestrlng and ��� deteruiinip."!;  any |  a-jj cn'.B iigainst the a.-sCt-sniCiit inndn l'or I lie  .\bar ISKa-t. at. ihe ��� luces and at the times un-  deiiiicnt'oiied : ���  Atthe ottii-ft oftho Provincial Assessor it  Collector, Kelson otAVcdiiesdfi.v. tlio Sith day  of March, llHil.nl the hour of 10 o'clock in the  forenoon. , ���  At'tho ollice r f Iho Provincial Constablr-, nt  Ymir, on Monday,the 11th day ol'Marc.h. laoi.  at Uie hourof 1 oelock in the afternoon.  >*clsi>��, 13. C, January 28th, 1CW.  w. A. Jowett,  Judgflot Hie Court oi RRVision and Appeal,  Kelson AfiSvtKflicut ��strict.  JOY IN EVERY CUP.:  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  R,   G   JOY,   PROPRIETOR  Merchant Tailor,  Tremontl Blk,   Baker  St,. Eas  r  Iii latest designs and best i.xuility  The Nelson Business Mm  NELSON. B.C-  Individual Instruction  Bookkeeping,  ShorthencS,  Typewriting,  English, Etc.  For rales of tuition address,  W. E. Bowins, Business sranager.  Nelson, B. C��


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