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 c^  ^  J-Ti''  '>$l  ^_  /   >  ��:������ "A  > WSr. R.-HEARST:~ "I have seen tlio  niostbciiulllul lakes in Italy and Switzerland, und all those lovely spots, hut I have  never seen any thing liner than the Kootenay lake and the Arrow J.ikCK Wo had a  delightful time there.   'I'llis was my first  _    trip through I hero.''  V** Vs/WV"* /VWW>^Vir-'<*V\ AfVWVV  J  m ^ m  {��rm\  WS*SAA*W^*VnVWW**  -PROF. MILLS has never Been anytblnf  finer thon the fruit of Nelson diitrlct.  Ha  added:   "J dldn'tsee thecherrlc* or rasp-/  berries or gooseberries, but if they w no- ;"  pare with the apples, pears and plun.s,  _    you hare here a fruit country unsurpassed -  >   by anything in the Dominion."  VOLUME  VIII.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 19C5.  , I'tOY  ��l!��d*]Mbnry  JiBEB  THE COLONIST AND THE GOVERNMENT. THINGS TALKED ABOUT IN NELSON DURING THE WEEK. THE G. T, P. PEOPLE WANT THE EARTH  In their endeavor to make capital  ���gainst the McBride Government, the  Opposition papers are quoting from an  editorial which appeared in the Victoria Colonist last Sutuiday morning  -condemning certain acts of tliat Government. When one understands the  relati-inship the Colonist bears to political parties, it is neither surprising  nor significant that that paper sliould  extol thc virtues of one party to day,  and on the following day condemn the  saras-party in tlio strongest language.  The majority of tlie stock in tliat paper  is owned by James Dunsmuir, and  when it expresses an opinion the sentiment must he in. perfect consonance  with thejnterests of the Vancouver  Island coal harou. A ci refill perusal  of the Colonist editorial of last Saturday morning-discloses the reason for  its attack upon thc McBride Government. -A measure was passed iu the  House which gored the Dunsmuir ox,  and the Colonist thereupon charged  the_,.Govertinient with supineness and  freak legislation, basing its editorial on  the passage of that measure. Indeed,,  it went so far as to threaten that the  Dunsmuir mines would be closed down  as the result of its ciiacttnent. Its  words were:  "Instead of assisting natural  progress born of individual enterprise, the legislation added  to the .tatute book during the  present session has indeed a  recognized tcndeucyjin the opposite direction, as for example  in the bill' of the member for  Nanaimo city further limiting  the employment of underground workers in the collieries  out of wliicli.it is greatly feared  "there ruiiht Come suspension on  I lie island of one of the most  important industries. In con~  setiting to the passage of this  measuro, as in reluctance to  present a straight cut railway  policy, tbe government of thc  day   will  be   condemned   by  many of independent minds in  politics for fatal devotion to the  shibboleth ot expediency.     It   '  were   infinitely   better,   these  critics willcontend, to go down  to defeat upon the issue  of a  tangible policy for the betterment of provincial conditions  than to live by grace of acqui-  esence   in ill-considered . and  even distinctly harmful legislation " -  Any legislation  that has for its object the amelioration of the condition  of  Mr.   Dunsmuir's   employees    will  never find.a cllampion in the Victoria  Colonist.    Therefore,   when   the McBride Government'passed this measure, it  brought  down upon its head  the scathing editorial which  has been  so exultingly copied by the Opposition  press. ��� This is not the first time the  Colonist suddenly turned its back on  the party it 'was supporting, and in  every case the cause has been thesame,  viz.,   the   selfish   interests   of James  Dunsmuir.  " James," as he is familiarly addressed by his bosom friend, the  member for Nelson, has a theory  that local governments are designed  solely to advance his personal interests.  The party in power must follow his  bidding or suffer the disapproval of  thc Victoria Colonist. As a result of  all this, there is a growing feeling  among the supporters of the Govern,  ment that the time has now arrived  when there should be established at  Victoria a newspaper which will ro-  flect honestly and conscientiously the  policy and aspirations of Mr. McBride  and ids party. No dependence can be  placed in the Colonist. It is bad  enough for the Government to be maligned by its enemies, without existing  in fear of being assassinated by its alleged friends.  SOUTH   AFRICA    AS    IT   IS   IN   1905.  It is remarkable, but at the same  time only lo be expected, lhat while  three years ago the "English newspapers teemed with long letters from  feouth Africa,  to-day Jhe_ news paper-  reading co1istHucnc.es in England are  satisfied with the briefest of cablegrams  from Cape Town, Durban, Maritzburg,  Johannesburg, Pietoria. and Bloem-  fontein. Most of these cablegrams  concern the mines. From Durban  tiiere ure cablegrams reporting the  number of Chinese coolies arrived en  route for the Rand, just as there are  daily reports lo thc Cotton Exciiunge  in Liverpool of the number of bales of  cotton en route for Lancashire. Yet  much that is interesting���much that is  making history���is going on in other  of the South African colonies besides  the Transvaal. In Capetown the second session of the Parliament elected  in 1003 is now in progress, and Dr.  Jameson, as successor to Sir Gordon  Bprigff in the Premiership of Cape Colony, is makiug a much better record as  a constructive statesman than might  have been expected |n view of his part  in*the historic raid "of 1S9G. v. In 1904  Dr. Jameson carried several-.Acts, of  Parliament making retrenchments in  expenditures'and adding to the Gov.  eminent revenues. In spite of the traditional Boer hostility to excise duties  on Cape-made brandies and wines, Dr.  Jameson 'carried an exise act; also a  measure-putting an end to thc political  injustice from which the coast cities  had long suffered under the old system  of parliamentary representation. This  session the Government is busy with  equally important measures. One of  these is aimed at the excessive freight  rates and the rebate system of the  South African shipping ring. By another bill the diamond industry at Kim-  berley i3 to be made to contribute  largely to the colonial revenue, and by  still another measure much-needed reforms are to'be effected in the public  school system. Retrenchment, as in  1904, is still the order, for times are bad  in Cape Colony ; and instead of immigrants being welcomed in lens of  thousands, as Mr. Chamberlain predicted they would be all over South  Africa when the war was over and  everybody in tbe Transvaal had votes,  Government warnings are now published at every post office in Great  Britain cautioning emigrants to go  anywhere under the sun rather than  to South Africa.  AN    EFFICIENT "EIRE    DEPARTMENT.  There is only one opinion as to, the  efficiency of the fire brigade under the  new chief. The lire at the Victoria  Hotel last Thursday morning was per-  haps the worst one that has ever visited  Nelson. The night -was windy, and  -there.was constant danger that.the  fire would spread and wipe out a considerable number of buildings. That  it was held in check is due to the ex  cellent services rendered by the fire  brigade under the intelligent direction  of Chief Sargent. He proved that he  ' was an experienced fire fighter, and  that Nelson hasfirst-olass material for  a lire brigade when properly handled.  The loss to Mr. McCandlish, although  he carried a large amount of insurance,  will be considerable, and he has the  sympathy of a host of friends.  The residents of Vernon street are  deeply interested in the proposal to  narrow that thoroughfare in order that  the expense of macadamizing it niny  be reduced. There are two proposals.  The first is to sell twenty-five feel from  the front of the north side to the present owners and use the money thus obtained to pay for the paving. The other  proposal is to exchange twenty-five  feet of the front of the lots on the same  side for twenty-five feet in the rear,  the latter to be turned into a widi r  alley or to be added to the recreation  grounds. Either proposal, it is'uuder-  stood, would be generally acceptable io  the residents of Vernon street, but  there are many who express themselves  in favor ol the latter proposal. The  opinion is unanimous that something  should be done to improve Vernon,  street at once.  The rehearsals for the production of  the cantata. "Rose Maiden," are being  held regularly, and It is expected that  the performance on the evening of  May 1st, will be a success in every respect.  John Elliot, barrister, returned from  tho Coast, Wednesday evening.  Last week the Sandon  mines sent  out 503 tons of ore.  J. G. Wilson, a former resident of  Nelson, und representing the Lake of  the Wrods Milling Co., is in the city,  renewing old acquaintances and extending the operations of liis company.  It has been announced that the electric light debentures have heen sold  for 98 1-10, the debentures to bear 5 per  cent interest and run for twenty yeare  from April 1, 1905. If this is the case,  the council is to be congratulated on  having disposed of its debentures on  such favorable terms.  .Mr. and Mrs. George Johnstone have  the sympathy of a large circle of friends  in the death of their little boy.  "Jackie" was only five years old, but  was a sufferer from rheumatism for the  past two or three years.  Aid. Gillett is expected to reach Nelson to-night or lb-morrow evening  after a three months' visit to his old  home in Newfoundland.  Much sympathy is expressed for Mr.  and Mrs. Hugh McCauclatid in the  loss of their infant son, who died  Thursday morning. �����  A valued contributor, who is neither  "Vox Populi" nor yet "Constant  Reader," handed to a Victoria paper  the following abstract from the advance  proofs of the British Columbia Year  Book, summarizing the sessional record of the Hon. the Member for Delta."  It will prove especially interesting to  lovers of statistics, and students of that  strange malady Provincial Politics will  do well to cut it out and scrap-book it  for future reference:  Spoke on motions '..' 1.011 times  ���'      "   nothing In particular  7;tt "  Discovered mares' nests  7 "  Whitewashed from pulpit  1 "  Yearned for more whitewash  15 ���'  Compared to Daniel (O'Connell?)... 1 "_  Smellcdarat  303 "  Ratsmelledme  4. "  Called Premier a liar  1% "  Took it back   3 ���'  Dropped myll's 4,37ii "  Been voted a nuisance  '58 "  Felt like Frog in Fable  32 "  Prayed for humility  1 "  Didn't (jet it '.  1 "  Musiejovers jf Nslson will be afforded a treat next Tuesday evening,  when Mme. Freed-Giiuelda will- give a  song recital at the Opera House. This  lady has won distinction in every part  of the world. During a recent visit to  India, she was entertained by Lady  Cur/on, who congratulated her upon  her wonderful talents. The following  from tlie Melbourne (Australia) Argus  is only one of the many flittering  criticisms which have appeared from  timo to time in the Australian papers :  "It is only on rare occasions that residents in Australian centres have tho  opportunity of enjying so wide a range  of exceptional talent as was provided  by the brilliant'combination of artists  that supported Madam Freed-Griselda  at the Town Hall last evening. The  star of the evening, Madam Freed-Griselda, is undoubtedly a finished artiste,  whose voice is a revelation and a delight, with its great range of over two  aud a half octaves, which permits her  with perfect facility to run from the  low A to the high D above, without  effort or symptom of strain. She has a  rich, dramatic organ, with a very extensive upper range. The nuances of  expression were perfectly graded, and  the contralto-like tones in the low register were exquisite. The voice is  crisp and clear, as of a sweet bell,"with  a delightful timbre, and Madam's per-  ception is supremely artislic. Her scale  passages showed great flexibility and  brilliancy, the quality of the voice being heard 'wjth great effect in all parts  of a cantablie nature. Her numbers  were "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice"  (Saint Saens), with "Annie Laurie" as  the encore; the bracketted "Airier  Meer" of Schubert, ''Die Schonste-  blume" of Stucken, and Nevin's enchanting "The Rosary ;" Arditi's valse  brilliants, '.iL'Estasi." which won by  its warm encore the haunting coon  song "jDoan Ye Cry Ma Honey."  Madam Freed-Griselda wore a beautiful gown, composed of spangled chiffon  over duchesse satin, with a bertha of  crimson carnations, which wasagrace-  ful dressing for her queenly slage presence."  FANNY   CROSBY'S   HYMNS   SUNG THE  WORLD  OVER.  Fanny Crosby recently celebrated  her eighty-fifth birthday.  It is interesting to note how many  celebrated hymn-writers are octogenarians, writes Henry Mann in the London Daily Nows. Mrs. Cousins, who  wrote___The_Sands_of__Time,_i has jusrt  reached her eightieth year; Mr. Albert Midlane. the author of "There's a  Friend for Little Children," is of a  similar age; Bishop Bickersteth, who  wrote "Peace, Perfect Peace," is on  the verge of eighty-one: Mr. ��� Burin g-  Gould, whose "Onward Christian Soldiers" litis been a prime favorite for  over forty years, is well on in the  seventies; tho aulhores-s of "I Think  When I Read the Sweet Story of Old/'  is a nonogenariun, audi recenty appeared before the magistrates as a  Passive -vtsislcr. -  The sprightly American lady, who  has written, it is said, more than 8,000  hymns and songs, ia better known as  Fanny Crosby than Mrs. Alexander  Van Alstyne. Her maiden name is the  name by which she will be best and  longest remembered, but Fanny Crosby  is only one of a multitude of names  used by her at one time or another.  She has Dr. Robertson Nicoll's love  for an alias. There are hundreds of  her hymns in circulation bearing the  name of Charles Bruse, or Sally M.  Smith, or Lizzie Edwerds, or Grace  Francis, or Ryan Dykes, or Henrietta  Elizabeth Blair, and several others.  Probably because of this well-known  eccentricity many hymns are attributed to her erroneously, and may account for the huge total with which  she is credited.  -The tragedy bf her lifelong blindness  she does not regard as a tragedy. Sharing this affliction with Dr. George  Mathison, who wrote "Oh, Love That  Will Not Let .Me Go," she considers  that her "knowledge at one, entrance  quite shut out" bas opened the gates  of knowledge at other entrances, and  given her a finer perception of those  things that have to do with the spirit  rather than with the material. To an  onl<��)ker_the_p_athos of it is acute. To  see this merry-hearted little woman,  wedded to a man as blind as herself,  revelling in the joy of life, glad in the  things that she has, and resolutely refusing to repine over the things that  she has not, with music in hersoul und  laughter on her lips, is one of the finest rebukes that we know of to the  pessimism of the age.  In the case of more than one hymn  of Fanny Crosby the words were written to the music. "Safe in the Arms  of Jesus" isa case in point. It is said  that Mr. Doane, the composer, who  was fond of writing pleasing melodies,  waited upon the blind authoress, und  hummed over to her a "song without  words" which he had just put together, and asked her to write appropriate lines for his melody. Miss  Crosby had just heard of a street incident in New York, in which a little  girl had been terribly frightened by a  street row, was picked up by a passer-by and placed in her mother's arms  with the words, "There, don't cry, little  one, you are safe in your mother's  arms" ; and with tbis incident in mind  Miss Crosby wrote the hymn "Safe in  the Arms of Jesus," which has since  then been indlssolubly wedded to Mr.  Doane's tune.  The composition of the well-known  hymn :  Rescue the Perishing,  A Care for the Dying,    .  Snatch them in pity from sin and  ,.-- -.the grave;        \.  had its origin in an Incident tha occurred at the Bowery mission.   When  speaking to an audience of some of the  roughest and most degraded characters  to be found in that neighborhood,  Miss Crosby paid, "If there is any boy  here who bus wandered as far as possible from mother and mother's God,  I want to shake hands with him."   At  the close of the service a young man  approached her and said, "Miss, did  you mean me." Her conversation with  him led to his conversion, and, realizing the. need of work among this  abandoned class, and full of pity for  their man-forsaken condition, she was  led to write the few verses which are  in themselves an appeal for tenderness  and sympathy in dealing with the outcast.  Many a congregation and mission  hull audience have sung the entreating hymn,  Pass me not, O gentle Saviour,  Heur my humblo cry ;  While on others Thou art calling,  Do not pass me by ;  without knowing any tiling of tho cir-  cum stances which inspired its composition. They are as follows : Miss  Crosby visited one of thc state prisons  during the time ofthe great revival in  the early seventies. In the midst of  her address to the criminals-she was  interrupted by one of the inmates crying out in an agonized tone, "Good  Lord, don't pass by me." The startling cry of the penitent man rung in  the speaker's ears for days afterwards,  and under its wailing influence she  wrote the verses of the hymn, ending  with the pleading refrain,  Saviour! Saviour!  Hear my humble cry.  Many of her hymns have been set to  music by her blind husband. Mr.  Alstyne, himself an accomplished musician.  In a recent issue we referred to the  preposterous demands made by the  Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Oom-  pauy upon the Government of British  Columbia for the construction by the  company of its line of railway from  the Pacific Coast eastwards at the same  time that construction would betaking  place elsewhere. We append a copy of  the.particulars of this demand so that  our leaders will be in'a position to  judge of its utter unreasonableness.  1. Right of way., not exceeding two  hundred feet, across crown lands, for  main and branch lines, except where  additional widths are required, for sidings, stations, sheds, wharves, warehouses, embankments, cuts, bridges,  culverts, drains and other works and  approaches thereto. Fifteen thousand  acres of land for each mile of main  and branch line to be constructed in  the Province of British Columbia.  2.' Exemption, from Taxation for  thirty years from the completion.of  said railway, of equipment, station and  station grounds, workshops, buildings,  yards, rolling stock", appliances and  other property required and used for  the construction, equipment and working of the said line of railway, and all  personal property owned or possessed  by the compmiy, also .capital stock of  the company. ' t  3. The railway company to have the  privilege to take from any public lands  adjacent to or near the line of said railway or branches, all stone, timber^ or  gravel, or other material necessary or  useful for, the construction of the railway, and also, where necessary, to fill  in upon any public lands.  4. In case townsitcs are afterwards  created on any of-the lands granted,  tlie provisions ofthe Land Act (section  32) are npt to apply. This provision  not to apply to the lands on which the  permanent western terminus is located : Provided the Grand Trunk Pacific Company will:  a. Commence construction, in   Bri-  tish Coinmbia, on the Pacific Coast, as  soon as'the germinal site is determined  upon, which,' it is .expected, will beon  or before Juus,30, .  - b. To build from the terminal east,  upon receiving" the.fir.t one hundred  miles of location from tbe engineering  dapartraeut, the necessary'pat ties to  be put in the field to secure this infor-  malion, this year.  c. The company t/> immediately  make their financial arrangements for  the entire British Columbia construe*  tion.  d. "Will continue construction*  through British Columbia ..from the  Pacific Coast eastward to the summit  of the Rocky Mountains,'bringing', of  course, all labor, supplies and material  for this portion ofthe road in fronrthe  Coast, and procuring as~far as practicable, all things being equal, supplies  for this portion of the road, in British  Columbia. ��� ���    ��..  e. To establish connection between  the Grand Trunk Pacific terminus and  the southern portion of the Province.  f. The company to dispose of any  lands it may secure, at Government  schedule of prices, under three head-'  ings, namely, first, second and third  class, such prices being fivedollars.tw.o  dollars and fifty cents, and one dollar  per acre, respectively. -    -"  I have Jthe "honor to b*., "sir, your  obedient servant,  (Sgd.)   Frank W." Morse,  Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Mgr,   '  As our readers will perceive tho demand includes a grant by the Province  to the company of some six million"  acres of laud���as It is estimated that  there will be at least four hundred  miles of this railway in British Columbia���right of way for tbe railway acros*  Crown LandB, exemption from* taxation for thirty years, etc. The demand is so preposterous in its character that no alternative was left  to the Government but not to enter-  tain it.    '  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FRUIT-GROWING.  Some idea of the magnitude fruit,  growing has attained in this portion of  the Provinco can be formed from the  fact that"already"tliisspring_fully"60,~  000 trees have been Imported to beset  out in Nelson .and the immediate  vicinity. This only a starter. There  will be several more shipments wilhin  the next few weeks. Besides this there  have been very large importations of  small fruit bushes. Indeed, it is thc  exception rather than lhe rule to find i  a man in Ihis.country now who is not'  taking more or less interest in horli-|  culture., And it is wonderful how  rapidly information as,to the proper  treatment of trees, etc., has spread  within the lust year or so. Literature  dealing with the subject of horticulture  is eagerly sought, and what was once a  mining population hus now been transformed into a community of fruitgrowers and farmers. In tlie city,  every man has his garden, and the  lake shore is divided into fruit ranches  for miles along both sides. Fruity  growing in the Kootenays has passed  the experimental stage. It hus been  demonstrated that fruit equal to the  best grown in any part of the world  can be produced here, and we bave a  market tight at our doors for the whole  product. "Tliv Local Government lias  assisted the industry greatly by the  circulation of literature giving information as to the best methods of selecting  the proper [varieties and cultivating  tne fruits.  The theory that prevailed so long  that there was little agricultural aud  fruit land in the Kootenays is gradually being exploded.    We all know  what Is being done in the vicinity of  Nelson,and the Boundary country is"  giving evidence that it will become  eqlfa 11 y~aa~IarilouF for- i ts Tru 11"as" i t~ I s7"  for its mines. And the same thing  may be said of nearly every other portion of the interior.' The Slocan Drill  bears testimony to thc fruit-raising  possibilities of its district in th* following words: "It is gradually being  borne in upon the minds of. the people  of the camp that they are overlooking  the advantuges of the lands around  Slocan lake and In the valleys for fruit-  raising purposes. It is a mistake to  think there are not vacant lands, for '  there are thousands of acres that may  be procured cither from the railway  com puny or lhe government. AH of it  is more or less timbered, but can bo  easily cleared, and almost everywhere  mountain streams are available for irrigation, if need be. The soil is adapted  to various kinds of fruit, while tbe eli- .  matic conditions are as favorable as  those around Kootenay lake. With  mining at such a low ebb, people are  forced to turn their attention to other  occupations for a living, and' none can  be fpimd more profitable than that of  fruit raising. Homo seekers looking  for lauds favored with an ideal climate,  and who are not afraid of tackling  timber, can secure a good choice ia  and around Slocan lake."  The gardens of Nelson will compare-  favorably with those of any city in  Canada: While a good deal of attention-is given to floriculture, more interest is. taken in the culture uf  fruit.  y'ia "'A^i  - -  V ~��Wl  ; -;       -'";'�����.'.�����  ',,_, ~i%__gW  '. '" '" -'V-?.?il  ���"-" "A-M  r .,-'   _���' 'A' _   -JlX  ���'     '        .        i-it_..\  .,        . .-y-v  ��� ' ".   V-M  -; - z7zm  >      '     ,        f-f''r\  *h-,-*:/.%a;  - A'#>-J  ���-y .:���  -�����?.��  "','''"11  ,AJ.-:l  ' ��� A. .17-0%  "~** ���-. v~ _  :'_- .'-i-i  ..   '. -hi.;."-  '"A-.'-s"',  ���- ,<& I  -;      vt��?l  . -_' "'*''vi  A5".;.  77>f' ���_. _  :A��r<\  -    "7'-if,'l  - ���".f-r  ���Z'fTil  ������.' '  ''"#��  ���   AA  '     -V  ~ "-,1-i    - t, f,f Vr*  -  -. AA-^i  . I'"-*-  1 '-'i^E  ��� C- ,*A__-w>;r.'. "^...-i- .,-r,_T.i:-x--'  ���ir'^nm  TKB NELSOH  ECONOMIST  THE MELSOM ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  '���      .    V'ERSOSSTBKKT. NB1.SOX. D. C.  $1 Pei- fear Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.'  AU uhangcs In advevtlse._ients to Insure  latertlon should reach this ollice not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is required, it I"  desinhle that both the old addross nnd tlif  now be given.  A.-1 tress all communications. " IMbllslnr  Of THK N'BLSON  ECONOMIST.  NelSOU. B. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Shall Chinamen b. permitted to  vote? During its session of 1904,  the Legislature of British Columbia  passed an Act entitled "An Act to  consolidate ancl amend the lnw respecting the qualification and registration of electors," etc. It was  therein enacted tbat no Chinatmu,  Japanese or Indian shall be entitled  to vote at any election, the words  ���'Chinaman" and "Japanese" being  therein defined to include any person of the.ce races respectively,  whether naturalized or not. This  appears to be an undesirable and  unwarranted piece of legislainn to  the Government at Ottawa, or at  least to the Minister of Justice  therein, for be has reported thereon  to the Governor-General iti-Couiicil.  Under date of tbe 16th of November,  1904, in a document in which the  following appears:  - He "does not doubt tbat a Legislature may define the local franchise",  but he considers that Your Excellency's Government ought not to  approve of the policy of a legislature withholding from naturalized  British  subjects, merely because of  .their race, rights or privileges conferred generally up9.11 natural-born  British subjects of the same class.  Parliament -having exclusive authority with regard to naturalization and aliens, has the right to  declare what the effect of naturalization shall be. and local legislation  which is intended to interfere, or  has the effect of interfering, with  the apparent policy of Parliament in  the exercise of its powers with regard to any subject may, even if it  ���-be���held--to���be-intra-vires���'of-tlie-  Legislatiirc, properly be disallowed  by your "Excellency."  The report of Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick, Minister of Justice, proceeds to  regret that, owing to the objectionable (in his opinion") clause being  merely a re enactment of previous  legislation there can in this case be  no disallowance of it, (which must  take, place within one year from the  time of. itr,original passage), concludes as'follows: "The undersigned  hopes, however, that this matter  will"be further considered by the  Provincial.. Legislature, and such  amendments made as may be necessary to remove the objections  herein stated.  Here we have the .Minister of  Justice iu the Laurier Government,  ia his formal. report to the Gover.-  nor-General-iu-Goun'cil' upon this  enactment*' of the' Legislature of  British'Columbia,, expressing his  strong disapproval of it inasmuch  as it excludes froin the exercise of  the . franchise-..Chinese and other  .Orientals, regretting that it cannot  be vetoed as upwards cf a year has  elapsed since its enactment; and  we have the said Government en-  dorsingihe views therein expressed  by their.-action thereon. All this  bas .two. bearings for our readers'  cinsideration. Cannot our. Legisla  ture be allowed to fix its own franchise? The Ottawa Government  regrets tbat it is too late to disallow  this enactment. It regrets also that  it cannot give the franchise to these  Orientals, expressing the riew that  it is improperly withheld from  them. How do the electors regard  these views of the leaders of the  Liberal party ?  The Hon. Frank Oliver of Edmonton has been appointed Minister of the Interior, to succeed the Hon. Clifford Sifton.  Mr. Oliver has long been prominent  hi the public life of the Northwest  Territories, and though not as  strong a man as the ex-Minister,  he is doubtless one of the be��t available men belonging to the Government party in Western Canada.  \Jnpopular as are the educational  clauses of the Autonomy Bill  throughout the West, generally,  that will not affect his re-election  for Edmonton. As the Victoria  Colonist says regarding tbis :  "The constituency of Edmonton,  jrlorying in its dreams of future  greatness as an important industrial  and commerc..l centre, and looking  upon tbe government which has  promised it status as a railway  local point as the most beneficient  of fairy   godmothers,   and   Frank  cause the attorney-general saj's he j  never had the pleasure of meeting  the papal ablegate until tbe interview in Ottawa. Tbe point is  rather important because govern  ment organs are making out that  the meeting was a sort of social reunion, and that Mr. Campbell was  guilty of a breach of friendship and  of confidence in making public a  friendly conversation. As the gentlemen had never met before, tbe  interview must h.ve been regarded  by the attorney-general as a- purely  official conference.���Ottawa Citizen.  We publish in another column  tbe^correspondence between Mr.  Morse of the Grand Trunk Pacific  Railway Company aud the Provincial Government which ' was  brought down to thc House just  before the Legislature wa.? prorogued on Saturday evening. From  Mr. Morse's letter it will be seen  that in consideration of commencing  construction work on this Coast  within a year, the Company asked  for a land grant of $15,000 acres  per mile of road. It also required  that its railwav and all its property  in British Columbia should be exempt from taxation for thirty years  from tbe completion of the line,  which would mean a period of  thirty-six years  from   the present  time.    The company was also to b  Oliver  as its champion  and  inter-!' ���       , .    . ,      ,, .,   ..   ,  * allowed to take all lhe Umber, stone  mediary, it  is expected with  some  reason that he will hold the seat."  The educational clauses of the  bill will be only one of several issues in a constituency situaed as  Edmonton is. Edmonton has been  selected as the Provineialcapital of  Alberta iu the said bill through the  influence doubtless ofthe new Minister. It will be an important centre on the line of the Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway. And as far as the  educational clauses are concerned,  they will not operate to his detriment iu his constituency, as it has a  large French Canadian population.  The selection of Mr. Oliver seems  therefore to bave been a politic one.  Each constituency has its idiosyn-  cracies.  PRESS COMMENT.  To sue for peace to Japan���Japan  which they have been in the habit  of looking down upon with contumely���will be .the bittenst of  bitter pills which Russians cannot  pass down their throat", and they  would do anything if only to escape  the agony. But victory is hopeless,  and they are hard pressed for peace.  If they only get China mixed up in  thc strife, intermediation is sure to  come.���Nichij Nichi, Tokio.  and other material that it might require for construction purposes from  the public domain without payment of any royalty or tax on  the same. The .Government  was also to waive the right that it  has under the provisions of the  Land Ael to tbe ownership of one-  fourth Tof the lots in any townsile  that might be laid out along the  line. A conservative estimate of  these concessions would be $9,000,-  000, or about $18,000 per mile���  assuming the line to be 500 miles  in length in" British Columbia. It  will be seen by a perusal ofthe correspondence, that the Government  has declined to accept the proposal  and we have no doubt that its decision will meet with the approval  of a large majority of the people of  British Columbia. Apart from the  view that the Railway Company is  It has always been contended by  Mr. Chamberlain's followers and  tacitly admitted by himself, that he  had the power whenever he chose  to call for dissolution. That power  bas now slipped away from him.  Mr. Balfour, the arch-enchanter,  has woven such a chain of spells  around him that, much as he would  like to c:. 11 a dissolution, he is now  paralyzed and cannot do so. When  he resolves to step out of the magic  circle he finds that he can stir  neither band nor toot.���London  Spectator.  Monsignor Sbacretti must haye  been laboring under misapprehension when be said that he had met  Hou. Colin .Campbell before, be-  morally^ if TiotT legally" bound tb"c6m-  mence construction on this Coast  simultaneously with that at other  points on the line, no one will blame  tbe Company for endeavoring to  get a large subsidy from the Province. From an experience of the  past it has come lo be regarded as a  matter of course that large grants  of public money or land would be  made to any railway enterprise. We  are inclined to think that there will  be few of such grants in the future  and that none will be made unless it  can be clearly shown lhat the Pro  vince is getting a substantial return  for its gifts. In the case of the  Grand Trunk Pacific scheme, the  circumstances are peculiar. The  people clearly understood that Provincial interests would be carefully  guarded by the Dominion Government iu respect to the construction  of the line being carried on simultaneously from the east and west..  British Columbia's representative in  the Cabinet still insists that tbis  will be done and in the Senate last  week . Mr. Templeman reiterated  that view and declared Mr. Hays'  letter confirmed him in it. We shall  not have very long to wait before  we can judge whether Mr. Tern pieman's view of the matter is the correct one-���News-Advertiser.  We have a  at a slight ad  Large Stock of  vauce on cost in  goods for  winter  wear  which we will sell  order to make way for our spring stock.  Some Children's Lines, regular price $1, now 75c.  1000 acres of choicest fruit and fatm land for sale at head of Crawford  Bay.- Prices ranging from $10 per acre upwards. Will subdivide into  blocks of from 20 acres upwards to suit'purchasers. ��� Plenty of water.  Wagon road through property. Fine timber aud miniug couutry in immediate proximity.  These are the Best Lands in the Kootenays.  Also a few improved fruit ranches on Kootenay Outlet between  Procter and Nelson.    These are dividend payers.  Fire and Accident Insurance.  Special  L:ne  of  Miners' Hand   Made. Boots, regular price $6 ; now  $4 50.    Another line, regular price $5; now $3.50.  I     I  000$ Amvm  Remember we carry only the best makes-of Boots  and   Shoes, from  tbe most popular manufacturers.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  PROCTER.  V/ARD ST.  NELSON. B. C.  . <>.��^><��,<^..��^<cn>-��^�� ���������� ����� <�� ��� *������� ������<><��"e>H<��^��-��"�� ^���^������^-^  ib    t_    f<w�� a u ***&0_ t__f %g? >^>r h ^a   <u%? ^^ ^0T a  Nelson, B. C.  ,The largest exclusively. Wholesale Liquor  House iu  the interior  In Pints and Quarts  9999999+++9999++++++9+4++994444++94+49++++++++++9+++\  \ BARTLETT  HOUSE ��  * +  4.  (Formerly Ularke House)  ?'     The be*t 81 per day lioiisc in Nelson.      None but whito liclp employed     ._���       J  + bur tti<_  best. +  \ G. W.  BARTLETT,  Pronto**  + ��� -     - ..... 4,  >9999+++++++++++++9+++++++++++++++++9++++++++4+++++++  $1 per  day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,        UH PHU    ft   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, IlLLOUIl'   Ui b  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. C  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and careful attention. .'"'..  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  Daws-*n'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.  ���<. -*���fr���>���.>���9-9���9���.y  Lr  rents.&Awninp Made and Repaired ^  ���j-  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AAD  MEALED  I      OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NE LSON, B. C.      j  4 ^:^:^:~:^:^~:~:~y^:.^:^>^^  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  Finest Qualicy of Bread.    Always Sweet.    Beautiful to Lf.ok  ���  a   at.    Delicious to Eat.    Try It. a  $ Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. ^  > 111- JW-. fl..���   nhfttfiorranhoror?  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  *  \  A .   >-     -���-     -���-     -��-     -A    A    >__ A    A    A- A    A    ���*. ���������_*_    ���*>   ���_*_    A    A ..A    A    .*_--_���_.    A    A    A    A,  Y ������*������v~-v���v���V~"V���V   ������^V   %r^��*   V^-1   V   V���V~v   %^~v^��*   V   V   V   V   V   v  IE. AEL. STRACHAZN}  - m  At the Auction Mart To-night at 8 o'clock.   Look out for Bargains.  J. Green, Auctioneer  Baker" Street  Nelson, B. C.  Subscribe for  The Economist.  Strictly in Advance  ���I  T  T Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  I  Plumber and Gasfitter  Sewer Connections, Etc.  4       Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.       y  ���V��� ��������-.,; ���>_:    _.��.    .��.'-   .*_.    _>_.     a    A,���A'   .V, A    A- ���A, A '*, A    A    A 1, A    A    A , A    A    bTi    A -_��*    I '  *  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  J. E. AnnabSe, Nelson, B_ O.  YearW.G.GILLET  Builder a nd  Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick  aud woodwork. j  Brick and Lime for Sale V".  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&x  itsawfPt��aiaig^iWM^  S3S_ES_-_S  ' ���   r*-���i.*>jh,��r-��l  " r       < ' ' i*C5B  '���-''A>��:,>*;#SJ  ���A-i-^irM  'lT1- _  '"r/V-B  - .   -o-'-i-1  ,..' -.--"'ij  Fresh Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  WALLPAPER  room and Bathroom. Prices Lower than ever.  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and  designs.     Papers suitable for Hall, Parlor   Dining Room, Bed-  We have a large number of remnants of last year's stock, sufficient,  for one Room, at Great BARGAINS.  j--\  ���^���A-'A  .. 'w'/j"!  r r"V-|  - -1  Book  any s  ra;'*^i��p-^ -* w^.wi!<wu4hm*!��immn&ap_aui  PWMKWB  "The Boofe Booster."  A VACANT niche in contemporary  periodical literature, says tho  "Literary Digrost," is filled toy th��  "Book Booster," which Is edited by  "Mr. Giilicus Flub-Dubbe," and published by "Josh, Gosh & Co.," Vn Evans-  ton, 111. Its purpose, as it Is careful to  inform the reader on its first page, ls  to "boosHt books���our own and others,"  with the distinction that "the books  published 'by Josh, Gosh &. Co. will be  boosted without reference to the number of pounds sold, while the publications of other houses will be 'boosted  only when they have passed the dead  line, which ls fifty thousand pounds."  The book boosted in this partlculai  Issue is "Faggots 08 Empire," by Mlstf  Bertha Bosh. "Miss Bosh," we are told  from the "Editor's Rocking Chair," "la  -only-_lftcen-years-old,-but-ls-ex.tremely_  brlght for her age. She is a Chicago  girl, and has never traveled farther  than Oconomowoc, which makes her  literary feat all .the more remarkable.  For 'Faggots of Empire" is a story of  the reign of Charlemagne, and the author betrays a singular acquaintance  with the local color of those times." Indeed, her narrative "contains more  facts than the hl3torles."   Moreover:  "The cloth used ln binding- the first  edition would, if stretched end to end,  reach -from Chicago to Evanston.  Placed side toy side tho pages would  reach from Chicago to Minneapolis,  Smeared thinly, the Ink used would  cover four townships. Ten million cockroaches could subsist for six months on  ���the binder's 'paste employed. Set up  side by side, the individual letters ln  ithe text would reach from San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands. And  the hot air employed ln boosting the  book would float ten thousand balloons."  Another Interesting literary announcement is made to the effect that  "Josh, Gosh & Co. have been appointed  Western selling agents for the forthcoming book of Mr. Ernest Thomps-on-  Seton (formerly Seton - Thompson),  which is to be titled 'Cheap Thompsons  I Have Known.' " The "Book Booster"  is_ replete with touching poems and  thrilling serials, and "The Stovepipe of  Navarre," a blood-curdling "Romance  of Sword and Cloak," by Miss Poeta  Pan-ts, quite puts ln the shade all current literary efforts along the same  line. .    .  Tt^y, *wnall Scholar���Please, m'.os,  we've got such a beautiful cat, and  she's just had some kittens.  Second ditto���Please, miss, our cat's  a, beayty, too; but (regretfully) he  doesn't Jay.���"Punch."  Quite Too Romantic.  "I say, is this here the novel you ad��  vis-ed me to read?"said the cabman to  the librarian. "Yes," replied the librarian; "that's the one." "Well," said  the cabman, "you can just take it'back.  There's nine people In tKe first four  chapters who hired cabs, and each of  'em, when he got out, 'flung his purse  to the driver.'' Nov?, when I want that  sort of literature, I'I] go to Jules Vern��  and get lt pure,"  Curiosities ef Book Sales.  Commenting on the phenomenal sals  of Bonw recent novels, a. correspondent  at, the "Book Buyer" writes interestingly of notable .books that years ago  were popular, but since have become  praotlcally unknown.   He says:  There waa once a very popular  preacher who wrote many books, and  for every one there wias a large demand on the day of publication. But  most of them passed out- of print while  he was still ldving, and I doubt if a  single one of them is now kept in  stock by any bookstore. Not many  years ago appeared a book which tho  laboring classes and the tenement-  house population bought so eagerly aa  to run the sale Into the hundreds of  thousands, because they thought lt  showed how an equal distribution of  all property miglit^be^brought about.  Now" 1 r app"e"al-s~to~"be���deadT^Helper'a"  "Impending Crisis" attained a sale of  1-10,000 copies, forty" years ago, which  was as great an achievement as half a  million would be to-day. That was  because of Us bearing on burning political questions and the fact that It  was systematically attacked in Congress. Now you can occasionally find  a stray copy of it in a second-hand  shop. Tourgee's "Fool's Errand," twenty years later, reached about the same  circulation. For purposes of comparison, .this-and "Uncle Tom's Cabin"  would seem to be closely analogous.  But while the "Fool's Errand" has almost, If not quite, gone out of circulation, .Mrs. Stowc's great novel, thirty  years .older, still sells largely dn several  editions, und at many libraries ls called  for more frequently than any other  book. Mrs. Stephens' "Fashion and  Famine" was thc best selling novel of  Its day, and three translations of it  were published in France.. Bui to-day  It ls difficult to find a copy of it anywhere except in the lumber-room of a  public library. Another example may  be seen in the sudden popularity and  subsequent deadness of "Robert Els-  mere," the author of which is still  writing successful books. Were lt not  that lt might seem like telling tales out  of school, something could be said ol  certain books that have begun life  with a phenomenal sale, which has  stopped suddenly and unaccountably,  as if at some mysterious signal.  . For the reverse of the picture, the  most notable example Is afforded by  "Ben* Hur." This book had no sal��  worth mentioning for a year after Its  publication, and was considered dead.  Now lt ls said to have attained a circulation surpassing that of any other  American novel, with the single excep-'  tion of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."  Someone might " prepare a curious  and entertaining* article on thrt9  classes of books In light literature: 1.  Those that have had an Immediate  large sale, and have then gone to oblivion. 2. Those that have had no sale  at first, but afterward have met with  large success. --3. Those that hava  been popular at the start and never  lost their popularity. The first class  would be the largest Probably the  second dlass would be the smallest.  Two that would ��hine ln the third ar��j  the "Autocrat at the Breakfast Table"  and "Reveries of a Bachelor."  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRiARPi PESt  QL  <  X  0)  o  z  5  <  LJ  -J  UJ  l-  Ll  O  UJ  _>  O  CO  ���  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipe?, Nelson  SewingMachines and Pianos  ���'������.*-  For Rent and for Sale  0!d Curiosity Shop, Josephiae St. Helsoo  ^   Almost the toughest  .hire; in the -whole of creation is a "pinto" Broncho when lie is in  fighting humor.  Now his hide is just as tought as he is. and that part above his hips and back is the very  toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell."   .  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and G-loves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof���almost wear proof.  Made only by  Montreal  ji  Winnipea  ^  ���  R. H. CARLEY, British Columbia Agent  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All-orders must be accompanied by cash a ad should he forwarded  either personally or by mail "to tbe office of  P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGE87 TEE NELSON ECONOMIST  Silverton mines shipped 82 ton* nf  ore in March, making 273 tons for the  year.-' "������'..  ��� 'Preparations are'.-being maile fur  Btarting up . the mill at tli_ Slncan  Star.  The firm or Fred Irvine Co., J/Ul,  is advertising a special sale <;f KuMer  novelties. This sale includes ladies1  silk belt?, ladies' kid gloves, nnd the  balance of the imported pattern bate.  The latier will be sold nt di.-><;.>mii  price,. This Cum curries ibe l-u-c-t  stock of dry "on*!* in the ]v.ioii.'!i;!y:'.  +++*++++++++++++++++999++99*444+++++4+++++++++++++++  +  POSITIVELY ONE NIGHT ONLY  'tinselda -  Great Dramatic Soprano  In a ('lassie Song Recital, .->ppt:ially arranged for this lour as a Lenten programme.  Pita $1.00,75c, and 50c,  Beats on Bale  at   Opera   lluisse   _ronday  morning 11 a. m.  West Kooteuay Butcher Co  Do ypu   notice   our Eyeglass  Mountings?     Don't  they look  gocd?    Thev feel belter than they look.     We have ihem in Gold ���  * Filled and Gold, and can change  your  old mountings and fit on  J  * new ones.      Your  Lenses may also need   changing, so give us a  +  9 +  * '.ai and let us give yon an all round perfect fit. >  o _.  ���  <>  <s>  9  ��-  ���>  * Jewellers, Watchmakers  and  Opticians,     'Phone   293. ���  %++&+��� >++++++?-+++++++++9 $$++++++++++ *t$f99494+&++++++<, ��  Notice To Dclln;uei.: Co-Owner.  To ArclilcM. Jolinson, <>r t��nny person or  persons to wlimn lie mny liave I runsltfrri'd  liis Interest in the *'')|>lilr" itiiiienil cliiitn,  sitnn'.u on I lie west side ol'Iiird urci-l>, abuiu  ono unit a half miles up from the old Covern-  inenl. trail in the NeUuii Mil.ing Division,  '-'���'e.-it Kootcnny : .  You nnd each ofyou are. licreby notified that  I Imve. exiienclcd one liuiiilml and two  dollurs nnd (illy cuts 111 labour and  iinprnveiiients on tins above mentioned  I'liiim in order to hold wild- eliiiin  under Ilie provisions of tho Miner il Act,  t lio ssiHl labour hc'in; done for the year mid-  in^ April 1-J.19U-1.and it within 00 days from  the da tern' this notice, yon fail or refuse to  contribute your proportion of such expenditure together with nil co>ls ol auvi rtising  your Interest in t ie said claim will become  lliu property of tbe undersigned, under Sec-  lion 4 of an Act entitled " Mineral Act  Amendment Act. llxiOv" .  D.iled thislTth ilny of Febrnnrv.lMB."-  J. It. U.VXTEK.  Wholesale and Seta! 1  Dealers ln  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  To Xels Petersen, or.ioany person or-persons  to whom he may have transferred h's interest  In the ���'Summit" mineral claim, situate ou  t'oon creek, in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenuy :       ���....  You and each of you are hereby notified  Hint i have ex. ended two hundred dollars In  labour an I improvement on tlie above  meaiii-iie'.l claini iu order to hold  the said claim under 11.< provisions ol  t.*e MIncrn-l Act, thr said abl ur bring dime  fur the year ending 1904, and if wllliln 90 days  I". om the date of tills notice you fail or refuse  to contribute your proportion of sueh expenditures together with all costs of advertising,  your'iiiterrst in said mineral claim will become the. property of the undersigned under  Si'Ctlon 4 ol the "Mineral Act Amendment  Acl.liWO."  Dnied this Gth aay bt .March. 1905.  UOTIFHEY UtKTSCH.  Notice.  I hereby give notice thut sixty days after  date I intend io apply to the Cbi-I" ColmnlK-  missloner of lands and Works for p,'rm k-  slon to purchase a tiaei of land in West, Knot- '  emiy district, of tin- following desei iption:-- j  Beginning at a post marked .J. J. Canipbe.l  S. W. Corner, which is placed adjueert to the  N. W. corner of lot IWUU, riiMiiIng tlieri'fr.nn  twenty chains. Nortli, themr; .app>nxlinat,e!y  forty < h:ii ns Cast, tlience twenty chains Sou Hi.  thenee forty chains West to Ihn point of commencement, con tailing appro.slaialely  eighty acres.  (Pgd.) ,T. J. Campbell.  Nelson, 15. C, April 1th, 159o.    ���  Carpets, Linoleums, Rugs,  Mattings, Draperies.  A beautiful line of Art Squares in  Ingrain, Brussels and Velvet, sizes  2^x3,3x3. 3^x3. 3X4.3^X4>^  Prices from -$5.00 to $15.00.  Ingrain and Wool Carpet, at 50c,  650, 75c, $1.00 and $t.25 per yd.  Tapestry carpets at 50c, 60c, 85c  and $1.00 per yd.  Brussels and Velvet carpets at  $1.00, $1.25, and $1.50 per yard.  Wilcon Carpets at $1.75 and$2.00  per yard..  Japanese Matting at 25c and 35c  per yard.  Linoleums and Oil Cloths from  50c to $t.25 per yard.  Small rugs in all the new colors,  sizes 18x36, 24x48 and 30x60,  prices from $1.25 to $6.00 each.  Portieres in silk and Tapestry,  Red, Green, New Blues and Fancy  Strip.s from. $3.50 to $12.00 per  pair.  Lace Curtains and Sash Muslins,  the popular Nottingha'ms from 75c  to $5.00 per pair ; Irish Point and  Applique  at  $3.50 to  $15.00  per  pai;' ;'��� Nets, Muslins, Scrims and  Madias^from 15c to 50c per yard.  A full line of Curtain poles, Rods  Mid Trimmings at specially reduced  prices.  Sewing and laying carpets free of  charge.  New Dress Goods  We have just received the finest  collection of individual Costume  lengths that we have ever shown,  in light weight fabrics, embroidered  Voiles, Poplins, . Crep'de Chines,  Silk Eolienes, etc., in all the newest  shades.  B i     \.   &___o_   _Lr___^ a   I  NO-ICE  BIG GASH  Notice is  hereby given thai '0 davs after  date I intend to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission !  to purchase 320 acres of land situate iii West  Kootenay District, about iy, miles West of 1  Slocan   Ulver,. on   Kobcrtsoii   Creek :���Com-1  mencing at a post, p'.anted nt the centre of;  William   E.    Koch s    East   Boundnry   line-  marked "X. 51. -I.'s N. \V. Corner I'ost,"thence  South  40  chains;   thenee   Ea~t   Sit -chains; '  thenee Nortli 40 chains: thence West SO chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated February 11th, 1905. -  .        A. Rf. Joiinsox.  AGENTS  IRON BEDS $4.00  -RISGH PIANO  .Camps supplied on shortest  flotice and" lowest prices. - -  Mail'orders receive  careful  attention.  .Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.    .  E. C. TRAVES. Manager  WiMC I.tl:��l  Examination for Assayers for License to Practice in British  Columbia.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby ariven Unit 60 days afterdate I intend to apply to tlie Chief Commissioner of handsMsd  Works IV.r pormission  to purchase li'acres of laud In West Kootenay i  District:   Commencing   at  a post   marked ���  "P. EN. ,N.  W.-Corner Post" planted 1 mile i  East of. Honninstton   Falls   Station on  tlie  South side of tlie Itijrht of Way of the Columbia & Koctenay Kail way, thence Kast follow-,  ing said Right of way 440 yards; tlience South  to Kootenay River, thence following thesin-  nousities of said Kootenay HLvcr to the point  of commencement'. "'.'���   .'���-..'  Dated 21st February, 1905.  Kued Elwkli..  Two second hand Hell Pianos Pianos taken in exchange for Mason A Risen Pian:>s.     l.ur Sale Cheap���One German make, Walnut Case, $150.   One Square Top, fl.o.  5=a ^^    Complete   House Furnishers  e Funeral Directors, Embalmers  J. G. BUNYAN, UNDERTAKER.  . NOTICE.  EfiSTER HOLIDAY  EXCURSION RATES  Fare and One-  KETUUN.  To and from and from all points ln Canada  wcat of PL Arthur.  Belling Dales : April 19; 20, ill, 22.    (iood (o  'return April 25th.  For reservations and ticiccts, apply to local  agents, or write lo  J. 8. CARTER,  Dist.Pass. Agt.,  Nelson.  K. J. COYI.E,  A. G. ��. A.  Vancouver  60   YEARS*  EXPERIENCE  Tfiade Marks  Designs  - r �� ��- *  .      Copyrights Ac.  Anyone senrtlns a sketch and description mar  quickly ascertain our opinion froo wliotlicr an  Invention Is probably put entable. Communications irtrictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent!  sent free. Oldest opener for aeeunnit patent*.  Patents taken tbroucli Jtuim & Co. roc��lvo  toccialnotict, without chareo, iu tbe  _--��... _������*>�� ��      "T_..._.._  -���In accordance with section 12 of tho Bureau  of'. Mines Act. eNarii inn lions for elllciency in  the practice of assaying will bo held at Nelson, II. (J., on the 1st May, 1005,11 nd on the following days as may be iound necessary.  Entrance for OExAMiKATtojr. ���  Entrance for Examination must, be made in  writing to the Secretary of the Uourd of Examiners, at least ten days before the date set  fur'beginning of examination, and must be  accompanied by the prescribed foe (Slf>)  Any additional information desired may bo  obtained from H>.Carmichael. Seeretiit.y,  Hoard Examiners, Victoria, or A lex McKillop  and Ily. Harris, Exnmlners, Nelson.  0   UICIIAKD PlICllRIDE,  .   Minister of Mines.  .Departmentof Mines.  Victoria, B.C., 6th March, 1S05.  Mortgage Sale.  Under and-by virtue of the powers contained in a certain mortgage v.liich,.will be  jiroduced='Sit=the--tlmeaof^sale,=lhcroowilhJ)e  oirercil for sale by O. A. Waterman,* JCo:,  at their otlices in the K.-W.-C. Bock, Buker  street, Nolson, B. C, on  Monday, the first day of May, 1905,  at the hour of twelve o'clock noon, the lollow-  ing property: All and singular Lots numbered  Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty (20),  Twenty-one (21), and West one-hair of Lot  Twenty-Two (22), ia Bli clc numbered Thirty  (30). in the Town (now city) of kelson,- Prov-  mee of British Columbia, according to the  official plan or survey of tlie Town of Nelson.  This property is situate on the corner of  Kootenuy and Silica streets (South side), and  has ereoted thereon a dwelling ho'.ise.  For  terms and conditions ol sale apply to  W. A. Macdonald,  Solloltor for Mortgagees.  Barns Block, Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Daled this 8th day of May. 1005.  I*  A handsomely illustrated weekly. Ijireeat circulation of onr scientific journal. Terms. $3 a  year; fout months. $_ Sold by all newsdealers.  BUNM&Co38,B����^-HewYDrk  JlriaC- omoe. 635 F BU Washington. D. C  LANDS AND WORKS.  CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.  "VTOTICE Is hereby given that thc rcscrva-  JLN tion established in pursuance of tbe provisions of tlie ���*Columbia and Western Kail-  way Subsidy Act, 189o','' notlccsof which were  published in the British Columbia Gazette  and dated 7th May, 1890, and 5th June. 183S,  respectively, are hereby cancelled. ,/  Crown Lands situated vrithin Uie area embraced by the said reservation will be open to  pah*, settlement, lease and oilier disposition,  u���d��-_ the provisions of lhe "Land Act," three  months after tlie date 01 tbe first publication  of this notice inthe Uritisli Columbia Gazette: provided, however, that in all cases  where lands are so sold, pro^emptpd, leased  or otherwise alienated by the Government  and ure subsequently Iound. upon the survey  of tlicColumb:aand Western Hallway Company's blocks, to lie wholly or in pait within  such blocks, then the persons so acquiring  such lands shall acquire their title thereto  from the I'.nllway Company, who have agreed  to deal ivith such purchasers, pre-emptors,  leasers, etc.,on thesame terms and conditions  ns the Government would under the provisions of the "Lnud Act," except in respect to  Umber lands on thc CompanyV blocks,/which  shall be subject to tho regulations issued by  tin; Compnny relative to tlio cutting of timber on tlio Columbia and Western ltallway  Land Grant. ���        ���  W.S. Gor.K,  Depnly Commissioner of Lands <�� works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 23rd February, 1905.  Kotice is hereby given tliat 60 days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works; fur permission  to purchase 3 acres of: land situated in West  Kootenay District:���Commencing at a post  marked '���_. A. C's. N. W. Corner I'ost" planted  1100 yards East of Bennington Kails-Station  on lhe South side of the 'Right of Way of the  Columbia & Kootenay Railway, thence East  following said Right of -Way- to Fred  Elwcll's North-West Corner Post., thence  South to Kootenay River,, ilience following  the sinuousities of said Kootenay Kiver to the  point of commencement:  Dated 21st February, 1903.  L..A. 'CAMP-���__.  KOTICE.  Notice is hereby given tliat B0 days after  date, 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commls-  lloner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 180.acres ol land situate in West  Kootenay District, about i% miles West of  Sloeau River, on Robertson Creek ^Commencing at a" post planted -10 chains North of  William E. Koch's N. W. Corner I'ost, marked  "M. E. K. N. te. Corner Post," tlience West SO  chains; thence South 10 chains ; tlience EaBt  40 chains; thenee South: 40 chains; thence  East 40 chains ; tlience North 80 chains to tlie  poi nt of com mencement.  Dated February 11th, 1905.     ���..-..'.  M.E. Koch.  NOTICE.  Notice i.s hereby given  that f>0 davs after  date, I intend, to apply to the Chief Cotnmis-  slonerof Lands and Works for permission to I  purchase 640 acres of land  situate  in West'  Kootonay District, about 4% miles West of!  Slocan   River, on . Robertson Creek :���Com- |  mencing at a post planted -10 chains East of  thc Nortli-Enst corner of Lurcher's pre-emp-!  tion,  marked  "W. E. K. N. W. Corner Post," j  thenee South 80 eli Ins; thence East KO chains; ���  tbence North 80 chains; thence West80chains  to point of-commencement.  .  Dated February 14th, 1905.  WllLIAlt E. KOCH,  CASH -'GROCERY  Corner Mill and fosephine Sts.  Us an Order for Your  Groceries, then Notice  [���The promptness of deliver}'.  The cleanness and freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wnat you get.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otderi^.  Th'-a Weed's Specials Are :  14-lb Boxes of A 1 Cteatnery Butt��r at 27c  per pound.  Silver Spoon Tot?,, 50c per pound.  Rajah Brand l'liieapple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's Roneless Chicken, 35c per tiu  y       . . , .���  Joy's Cash Grocery  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Satements,   ���  Note Heacs,   .  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,.  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.'  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  THEJ?WELER  BAKER ST.  'PHONE 19  NICKERSON,  Wc only ask one trial to make you our cun  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything ln the  line. Reasonable charges. Work sent us  fromoutslde towns will receive the same eare  as It personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention given to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping, ���  Send your orders to Joe D. Downes, care of  the Old Curiosity Shop.  $1.50 per chimney.  WANTED,  IaADIES AND GENTI.EMKN in thlsaxid ��d  joining territories, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale nnd Educational Department  of an old established house of solid financial  standing. Salary SS.50 per day, with Expenses  TPtdvanced each Monday by check direct: from  headquarters. Horse nnd buggy ftirnlshed  ���when necessary; position permanent. Address, Blew Bros. & Co., Dopt. 0, Monou Bldg.'  Chicago, 111.  Frank Fletcher  PROVIN-~A_ LAND SURVEYOK  laands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crrfwn Granted '  V. O. Box5fi3      Oflice: Kootcnav St. Nelson  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincia!  Land Surveyor  Op.B C. Customs House, Nelson  , Men's Highest Grade Suits  $15.00,$18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25.00.  New and  exclusive  designs, tailored   in lhe '.'heighth of the present  fashion,'only to be compared with the best custom tailored garment.  EN'S STYLISH   SUITS  $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.50.  Rich new goods-���splendid in fit, substantial in wear and satisfactory  in every sense���made, for wear as well, as Tor style.. Come in and see the  Sreat assortment.    Every suit a special value.  BOYS'  CLOTHING.  $1.25,   $2.50,   $3.00," $4.00,  $4.50,  $cob,    $6.00  and 7.00   Our spring line represents the very best in Boys' Clothing. Our  stock covers the complete range of prices in all styles, low-priced goods,  medium grade and best quality. Each piece represents the very best  value any firm ever gave its customers'.  The place where your dollars bring their vaiue.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  eedsfor  Canadian Seeds sold by one who knows the  seed business.  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.  7   I  ...WiiTrK'-peowww'tF'*"?"*��*�����'������

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