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The Economist Oct 17, 1903

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 I'  I  - i  '  :yyy&(A$$f  ��� yA^CAAfA^rZ ���  A;,yiA.;;^y^:yf  ';���'���!��� A-A^ >.A��bSr|  A*"' '���'Ly-"Z$f:'s!*2?;��  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 19C3,  E UMBER 34  M  usic and JL/rama  The Piitton-Sutherland ��� Wurriner  concert -was in lino with other entertainments of tho character given here  during the hist few years in Nelson.  This thing of two or throe persons  travelling around the country reciting  selections from popular authors and  singing a few ballads is getting v*^  monotonous. The stage is intended to  he a place for the display of talent, not  an exhibition ground for two or three  ���women who believe they have geuius.  It is reported that bulf-a-dozeu of those  concert companies are heading in the  direction of British Columbia Several  of them have been yelling themselves  hoarse for the edification of audiences  ranging from five to ten in the territories. In patronizing performances of  this character, the public is only encouraging a lower standard of entertainment.  The Clara Mathes Company begin a  . week's engagement at the Opera House  November 19.    .  "A Millionaire Tramp" comes to the  Nelson Opera House nex Monday even  ing. If the performance provided is  equal to the paper posted up, it ought  to be worth seeing.  The following are the attractions at  the Nelson Opera House next week :  Monday, Tho Millionaire Tramp ; Wednesday, The Merideau-Goulding Specialty Company ; Saturday, the Firth-  Eaton Concert Company.  On the 5th, Cth and7th of November,  The Harold Nelson Company will be  seen at the Nelson Opera House. The  opening piece will be " Quo Vadis."  Alluding to Miss Maud Goodwin's  first public appearance in San Francisco a Bay City exchange says: " Her  voice is a dramatic soprano of rare  charm and excellent expression. She  had two groups of songs -which opened  and closed the evening's programme.  Her reception was enthusiastic and  flowers were carried to her over the  footlights until she had to return twice  to take them all." Miss Goodwin is a  step-daughter of Mr.' Harry Helmcken,  Victoria.  L  ocal and   Jl rovincial  The gateand grandstand receipts of  the exhibition just concluded at Victoria together came to rather more than  $5,G23. It is hoped, that with a government ^rant and other receipts the exhibition will be found this*year to have'  practically met expenses'." ��� o --'    7  Additional letter boxes, much'required, are promised for Victoria:-West  and some parts also of Victoria. . Au  evening collection of mail is alsoliliely.  Among those dismissed by the Provincial Government under the new  scheme of civil service reform is Mr. W.  H. Ellis,. Immigration Officer. This  ���work will now be performed by the  Provincial police.  Wallace Prouse, a young in an of  Chilliwack, aged twenty, ha3 been  speechless and almost insensible for  several hours, and his recovery is doubtful. Ho was found early on Sutiday  morniug in his father's field, a short  distance from town. He had evidently  been stricken while working on Saturday night. Medical help has been  summoned.  week of Mrs. CO.'Major. The deceased lady, who was in her 54th year,  was a native of Ontario, having beeu  born at WatcrdoVn.^ She was* third  daughter ofr'the'-late Mr. and - Mrs.  William Clarkson', mul when a child  (inolSGO) accompanied the fauiily to  Now Westiniustcrandhas resided there  ever since, and from girlhood enjoying  the respect of the community., She  married in November, 1866, to Mr. C.  G. Major, official administrator. She  had six children, two sons who died  some years ago, and Mrs. T. It. Pearson,  Mrs. S. A. Lee, II. C. Major and  Frankie. The surviving sisters are  Miss Clarkson, Mrs. J. S Clute, Mrs. J.  C. Brown and Mrs Silveright.  . Ten policemen arrived last week  from"Moh^fcal"at"Vanc(>uvef last "with"  a batch ofji couple of hundred Chinamen, who were beiug deported to  China. These Chinamen have been  living iu the United States but had  gone home to China. They anticipated  no trouble in returning to the States,  but they were stopped on the border  between New York State and Canada:  They were between two altermitives,.  cither remain in Canada and pay tlie  the $500 head lax, or lx> returned to  China at the expense of tbe Canadian  government. They refused to pay the  tax.  POLITICALGOSSIP  N���.* *. M  British Columbia is receiving a good deal of free  advertising these days on account of tbe recent elections. It cannot be said that the prominence given  to our affairs is of a character calculated to benefit the  province, but it must be confessed-that the criticism  harsh ss it may seem i.s not totally tmdeserved. As a  sample of what is said of our mixed political condi-;  tions, the Toronto Saturday defines the situation as  the dirtiest kind of a political intrigue, and proceeds  to give the cause : "Thus political- morality spreads  its glorious sway in the Dominion, and all because  the people are too apathetic in matters governmental  and allow factions without issues 3nd without ideas  to pose as parties and struggle as rivals for the sweets  of'office. As someone has said, the. apathetic .citizen  is tbe torpid liver ofthe body politic. 'It was';hoped  that the introduction of party lines in British. Columbia politics would put an end to tbe deadlocks and  compromises which for years have disgraced the very  name aud theory of popular government.- - But such  is not to be the case. They are as badly off as we  in Ontario.' Factions are again to be equally bal-  ancedinthe Legislature of the much-misgoverned  Pacific Province, and the balance of power will continue to be, there as here, in the hands of the most  unscrupulous misrepresentatives of the people. One  good thing has been accomplished, as everybody btut  the editor ofthe Toronto Evening Telegram admits,  is the defeat of Joe Martin, who has been a disturber  of good government, a wrecker of- ministries, and a  lover of trouble for trouble's sake." It must be confessed that there is much truth in Saturday  Night's estimate of our"deplorable mix-up.  has very little to say regarding his contest in Kamloops, any more than he made the best fight possible  under the circumstances. The fact that Mr. Deane  was to a certain extent regarded as an outsider, was  a strong factor in losing the election, but the greatest  cause of defeat existed probably in the fact that-Mr.  Fulton is a very popular man.  "Dr. King, the successful candidate in Cranbrook,  was in the city yesterday. He held a consultation  with several leading Liberals, but nothing was made  public as to the nature of the matters under discussion.  Mr. E. C. Smith, who contested Fernie tn the recent election, is in the city. He will remain here  un^il the recount takes place before His Honor Judge  Foriu next week.  -One of the first acts of the McBride Government  was to dispense with the services of Mr. Killeen, the  suderintendent of roads, trails and bridges for the  province.  The most interesting .event.of ..the-week.-wqs-th'ie'i  recount at Fernie. This recount did not take place  before His Honor Judge Forin, as it was stated it  would last week, but before the returning officer,  with Mr. W. A.���- Macdonald, K. C, present, looking  after the interests of Mr. Ross. Mr. Ross was confirmed in his seat, but Mr. Smith has taken the necessary steps to demand a recount of the ballots before the county judge. This will take place at once.  It is on this seat that the McBride Government depends for its majority, consequently the malority will  be awaited with interest.  Sad circumstances surrounded the  death of Mrs. Willis Lambert, which  took place at Vancouver last Saturday.  She, with her husband, camo from Ite-  gina a short lime ago on a visit to Vancouver, and whilo there sue contracted  typhoid fever. The remains have been  sent east for intcririciil at ltcgina. Deceased was 3!) years of age, and leaves1��� .. , ., ,  J                                         , seems that the company cannot make.  besides her husband, two children lo' '.'-._? - .. i  ' a c.'iitraet for over ��::<   months, and  mourn her loss. ," ,   , -A', _.        _. .,  ar.d that it does iti.fc eare to open up the  mine" for sueh a shun June in the vvhi-  Thenew Supreme-Curt Judge Vi:i'!"l*;ri,wiu,s'!,> ^>e-..c-.toed cost <>f oper-  iu all probability, be At.lay Morrison,!:ui,>il i,J "I'1 w'��l,��"> I" *v- }>��>haWl-  M. P-,Kew Westminster, life-appoint-j -'>' ev��rytJ.ibg will U.- -at Into shape  luenthas been pmetic.-diy endorsed by j ������-l the ��'ii:e   *illlx .��U*��*-:��t. *-��h' a  Fred Smyth of IheMoyie Leader was  in Cranbrook Tuesday. To the Herald  he expressed ilie upinkiu that the St.  Eugene w<>iild not open up this fill,   ft  In the meantime, the premier is being pestered by  several Conservatives who are anxious to demonstrate,  their patriotism to party by demanding seats in the  Cabinet. Some ofthe applicants are entitled to consideration In this regard, both by qualification and  honorable service to the party, but there are others  who are without just claims to recognition. There-,  suit of their imperative demands at this time can only  result in complicating the political situation, and rendering it all the more difficult ior the premier to bring  order out of chaos. It is said that Premier McBride  has shown some.disposition to dealstferhly with the  hold-up men, but a few days will demonstrate whether  this is the case or not, or how far he has succeded in  holding out against them. It is to be desired that in  filling the vacant portfolios be will refuse to recognize  any one who is without merit. It woutd be better to  go to tlie will now, than prolong the agouy by selecting for office men who must sooner or later  bring the Conservative party into disrepute.  At the annuaL meeting ofthe Nelson Liberal Association,-.Thursday evening, the following" officers  were elected : Hon. president, W. A. Galliher, M.  P. ; president', S. S. Taylor; vice-president, Dr. Arthur ; secretary,' Charles F. ��� McHardy ; treasurer,  John Hamilton; executive committee, Thomas Madden, J, A. Turner, W. G. Gillett, M. Scully, .Dr.-  Hall, A. B. Docksteader, '6. W-. Hale, A. Mv Johnson, F. M..._Black, John. -Burns, sr.y Tr, Fred;Hume,  A. K. Wattle!" ' -       "���" ~ ���"''     -'  *-��� It is announced that Mr. Pooley's election is to be  protested. The petition being -prepared sets forth  the usual charges of corruption and also the intimidation of voters aud irregularities. -  Tbat next year will be the most prosperous in the history of the mining industry in the province, there seems to  be no reaso n to doubt. There is only  one subject of discussion in the different  hotels, and that ismmins. .Every district has its champion, but all agree  that the coming summer will witness  a satisfactory revival throughout the  whole interior. The Lardeau particularly Bhould be a hive of industry in so Car as our staple product is concerned. The recent discoveries in that district are of a character to Insure permanency and satisfactory results.  mes  was 4,452 tons in August and 4,313 in  September.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  . Tbe bullion and matte shipments  from the Hall mines smelter during  the past two months were as follows :  Bullion���August 420 tons  "    September 452tons  Copper Matte���August. ~. 140 tons  The bullion was sent to the Selby refinery at San Francisco and the matte  to the Granby refinery at Grand Forks.  Tbe amount of ore received at the  smelter during the period mentioned  Slocan Drill.  In September the Rambler shipped  459 tons of ore.  Sandon mines last -week exported  123 tons of ore.  The Hampton has suspended operations for the season.  Ore is showing In all tbe workings  on the Ameriern Boy.  Twenty men are employed at the  Bosun mine, New Denver.  Work has been temporarily suspended on the Wonderful.  Ths Fisher Maiden reports another  strike of ore on the lower tunnel.  During September the Monitor, at  Three Forks shipped 140 tons of ore.  The Comstock, owned by W. Hunter, has three cars of ore ready to ship.  British Columbia mines carried off a  majority of the prizes in the mineral  exhibit at the Spokane Fair.  Jti vents and xj  ossip  ing tourist travel should be taken np  in earnest. There iB just as much  money in the tourist business, as there  is in any other industry, and it should  A call is made for a convention of Liberal-Conserva-  tives of Yale-Cariboo, to be held at Kamloops on  Th ursday, October 29, for the purpose of selecting a  candidate to contest the forthcoming Dominion elec-  The Tribune is being edited by F. W.  Pettit, Fred Starkey's clerk, during the  absence of John Houston to the coast,  and' quite naturally that publication  has a strong flavor of oleomargarin and jbeensouraged as much as possible,  hen-fruit just now-.- For instance, we  read'on the local page that "Fred  Starkey, well known as intimately associated with butter, eggs and politics,  returned from Lardeau Thursday."  Fearing that this might escape the eye  ofthe readers of tbe Tribune, the following announcement appears on the  editorial page : " Fred Starkey is up in  the Lardeau selling butter and eggs."  And thus does the. noble profession of  letters pay homage to the oleaginous  vendor of butter and eggs.  tion in The interests ofthe Liberal-Conservative party.  Local associations are requested to meet aud appoint  delegates at once.  William Austin Jowett has been appointed a court  of revision and appeal under the assessment act for the  Nelson assessment district. The appointment is au  honorable one aud has been fairly earned by the recipient. This recognition of Mr. Jowett's ability will  give great'satisfaction in London, where he is so well  and favorably known.  tlie Bur Association a:id he is understood not to Lo averse to UiKing'a seat  on tlie bench.��� Mr. Morrison's name  was much mentioned (or tlie governorship ofthe Yukon fenitury when Mr.  Boss-retired,-but he wa3 indisposed to  sojourn iu the far north. It i.s needless j  to say that he can get the judical -position if he so desires.  full force in Audi.     The JJeraUt  re-  There are several men efectel to the House who  possess, the necessary qualifications for Cabinet positions.    Included   in this  number  is Mr.  F. Carter-  grcts-that a. return of prosperity to! Cotton, elected to represent Richmond. Mr. Cotton  Movie is to be delayed. The people of ( -s a gentleman of first-class jtbilUy, and has a compre-  tl,altowuare.lWerving(;ftf.Mi.Vforta.,e: hensive - of deparlmenlal workf. having ^-ed  Vvith  faith   ia tlie St. Eugene,   they  'have held on, -waitiun '"'>ra change f>>r  the Letter, and  this delay   is slightly  for some  time  as Finance Minister  in  the'Semlin-  Cotton Government.    He may not be so insistent  iu  Il has been reported every day this week from the  court that Price 'Eilison bad been appointed Minister  of Lands and Works.- and John" Houston Provincial  Secretary. Mr. Starkey, it is suid, has counselled  Mr. Houston b; accept nothing less tha:i Mr. JIc-  Bride's portfolio; and thus the matter'stands. Several  Liberals have been "approached"as \o whether Mr.  Houston would be opposed- if he came back for election. As Mr.-Houston's friends claim that he received  a  majority of Liberal votes,   further inquiry would join the Neb-on Club if avprouched in   MY-OSD-TYPEWRITER   We are wearing out together,  You and I.  We have both a halting gate  As we reach the last estate,  You and I,  Bub when all is sa id and done  We have bad a lot of fun  Since our comradeship begun,  You and I.  To each other-s touch responsive  You and I.  Sing our little soucs of gladness.  Tune the keys to mirth  or sadness,  You und T  Will some day be uiinfruid  When our tliuil debt is paid  And the dust on vs be kid,  You and I.  "We understuiid tliat Mr. William  Austin Jowett inclines to the beMef that  John Houston might even consent to  seem superfluous.  the proper   pic.t.  The death occourred at "New Westminster on . Friday   morning of last  discouraging.    But they arc made of| his demands as some of the  others,  but he  is  much  the right stuiT, aud .wtlh one-of the   better qualified fur office,.  greatest lead'mines on the American  continent to buck tlmm the good times  thatshotild  lie theirs w ill come with  the open i n g of spri ng.  Mr. F. J. Deaue, who contested Kamloops district  i against Mr. Fulton, is again back  in Nelson.    He  Says'the" New' Westminster Columbian': "We do  not believe in applying 'the American systeiu of wholesale dismissals'upon the-change, of administration' M  this province or this Dominion. We believe in making every office holder feel that his. posttion is a permanency so,long* as there arc duties to be performed  and he attends" properly to them. But when the civil  servant voluntarily thrusts' himself into politics, he- becomes a,fair mark for those Whose conlintiance.ini  public liTe he challenges, and when the mark i- hit in  return there'-can be 1:0 cause for lament or protest."  Thanksgiving D��y wns duly observed  iu Nelnon. There were several sIkniI-  iu-: iiarl'ies, nnd cither* tcokadvantage  nf the .lelAhti'til weather to enjoy an  diutiiy. Then? were services in nearly  nil the ehuiciita.  The fall assizes will begin here on tbe  19th before His "Lordship Mr. Justice  Irvine. There are a large number of  cases to be tried, but none  of a very  serious nature.  / _      The career of the Russian Count Ni'  cholas Savin, who was arrested at Hamburg on information of the Russian  Secret Police, reads like a page of fiction.  Several times previously the Count,  by most reckless courage, bad escaped  from his prision exile in Siberia, where  he had oeen_sent_foreommitting for-~"  gery, and each time he was recaptured  and extradited from the country where  he was found.  His last flight, which has ended in  his arrest at Hamburg, has given tbe  Russian police ten years trouble. The  Count got away from Siberia in 1893  und succeeded in reaching the United  States. For five yc&ra he lived undiscovered in Chicago, earning his livlnsr  at various times as a writer, billiard  marker, cabman and tram conductor,  iu 1898 he voluntered for the war and  fought with great distinction with the  American troops against Spain.  Afterwards he went to Spain as the  representative of an American export  hou.-e. The Russian secret police (  were meanwhile making an incessant  search, and recently thev located him  in Spain.  The.Count discovered that his identity was known, and boarded a steamer at Lisbon bound for Hamburg. Detectives booked passage by tbe same  vessel, and ou arrival at Hamburg persuaded the German authorities to seize  the Count. He will be taken back to  Siberia after extradition formal ties.  The Count, who is forty-four years of  age, is th e husband of the French  Countess Lautree de Toulouse.  The first annual field day of the  children attending the Kelson high  and public schools fully realized the  expectations of the gentlemen who had  tbe matter in hand. The weather was  delightful and the children entered in-  It is believed that Premier McBride will take the' ior advantages of Kelson as a tourist jto the sports with all the enthusiasm  portfolio of Attorney-General. resort.    Next year the matter of secur-j of youth enjoying a holiday.  The tourist season is uow drawing to  a close. Wbile hi.many rcsjK'cta it has  been satisfactory, it is geuerally admitted that it would have been better  bail a united cifort been put forth  by  ! our citizens to make known the super- A"  THE OTJLSON ECONOMIST  The Economist  RADLEY A G^  I'ublislied every Saturday afternoon at  Vkrnok Street, Newos, B. G.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on "application.  All chang-cs in advcvtisft^icnts to insure  insertion sliould reach this oflice not later  than Thursday at 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is required, it. is  tlculrahle that both the old address and the  ne\**bc given.  Address all cornmunlciil'ons. " Publisher of  Tiik Nelson Economist. Nelson, 13. U."  T  I  f  T  X  :  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Rev. Mr. Holman will preach on the  "Devil in Politics," to-morrow. evening at tbo ConKrogationul Churvh.  Very little is to be gained by discussing this subject nt the present time.  The devil cannot he kept out of politics ; any way the fight is over, and  now let us have a season of well earned  peace.  On Oct. 27, the ratepayers of Kelson  will vote on a proposal to acquire certain lots adjoining Lhe present recreation grounds from the Canadian--Pacific Railway company. ' The ,vote  should be unanimous.  The suggestion made by the Vancouver paper that owing to the unsatisfactory state of the finances of the province, each member, should forego his  sessionial allowance, does' n-.l meet with  popular favor. Indeed some of the  members incline to the belief that a  raise would be more iu line.  rs��  Premier McBride had a difficult  task standing off the men who wae  anxious to get into the Cabinet. There  are only a few of the mon on' the government side who do not feel that they  are entitled to Cabinet offices. If the  "Liberals gain control they will increase  tlie portfolios to the number of Liberals  elected, thereby avoiding trouble in the  ranks.  The effort of the Spokane-authorities  to prevent publicity being given to the  existence of smallpox in that eity is to  be condemned. In an epidemic of the  character referred to there is gi cater  danger of the spread of the disease-by  keeping people iu iguorance of it than  would be if. the true facts were generally known and the public war.led tu  lake proper precautions against contagion.  JSB1  FOR HOME USE  In our many years' experience as practical druggists we  have learned to prepare a number of different family remedies, some of which we have new been selling for ten years  or more to our customer.--. These are not patent medicines.  You will find each preparation thoroughly satisfactory for  the purposes intended.  Diarrhoea Mixture.  This i.s especially useful in Cholera Infantum, Summer  Complaint, Cholera Morbus, Cramps, Colic, Bloody Flux,  Chronic Dysentery and other forms of bowel complaint prevalent in hot weather. This is considered by some to be a  splendid safeguard to have in the bouse during the summer.  Price 25 cents.  Digestive Tablets.  These relieve distress after meals, cure Indigestion, Sour  Stomach, Belching, Pain in tbe Side, Catarrh of the Stomach,  and keep the stomach in good healthy condition. They are  an effective cure for the milder forms of constipation. Price  25c and 50c.  Liver Pills.  A reliable cure for Chronic, Habitual, as well as aeuti  attacks of Constipation, Sick Headache, Sallow Complexion,  Weariness. Sleeplessness and other forms of liver complaint.  Gentle In action. No griping. Do not irritate hemprrhoids.  Price 25 cents.  Headache Powders  A quick, gentle and safe cure for all  forms of Headache.    Contain   110 injurious drugs.    Do not depress  the  , heart.    25 cents per box.  Compound  Sarsaparilla  .. A compound of sarsaparilla and seven or eight other  herbs effective in purifying the blood, regulating the bowels  and strengthening the entire system. Cures . more diseases  ���than, any other of the advertised Sarsaparillas, we believe.  Price 75 cents.  Canada Drug  a  Book Go's Stores,  Good serviceable Broad Toe for Infants.  Splendid wearers for Children and Misses,  Ladies' Fine Shoes for Pall Wear.  Oxfords and Slippers in good shapes and styles.  Youths' and Boys' in Tooth heavy and fine..  Men's fine Shoes.  a-^  RUBBERS  Specialty in Storm Rubbers for Everybody.    All  best quality.  ���lTr-.-Lowery-v.-ili charge* ��.'5.R-ye*ir_r<-i*  his new publication at FupUr Creek.  This will give Poplar Crock tho highw.  priced weekly in Canada. 73S  ''The mo-A j>:o^ptvoi53 7*iwki��g.'e*t_r  in 'British Columbia'," aie .the wokIh-  used by Mr. C. A., Lombard.; of Victoria, to express his opinion'of JSeisoii.  Well, that is about the opinion^! ve.y-  one expresses of Nolson these days.  "With three men in the fii.lt', the ballot doca uot record, vopuiar , wilt.     Ir  order   to get over  this* an exchange  suggests tbat where three'Caudidate.-  are before the people, there sliouM b<  an alternative ballot, so that in the  eventof the man for whom the first  .vote is-cast will not he lost, but will go  to the next choice.    The RovcUtukc  "Mail believes this  plaii   would  insu.t-  representation of the majority, wui��'i  5s. a  constitutional  pritidiili?, . U:tt is  violated by our electoral laws.     A s>y5:'  , icm on the lines we sug^eat is in ope.a-  tion iu several Slates and is fouud to  ���work splendidly.  JL rovincial   JLa r.ess  ��� 1   Victoria Colonist.  Thomas Taylor, Conservative mem  ber-elect for-Kovelstoke.-has.nrrived.iti.  t-iwn.     His name is; frequently mentioned in connection with h'.gh p-elei-  inenfc.  .-Vl��oenlx Flonoor. -..-..���  George A.. ;F'a8t'r, mc'iubc-elec. for  this i/iding, received the goodly niajo -  ity predicted f����r hiui! The probability  is lhat he : will receive a cabinet po.t-  folio, a ju3t recognition of the Boundary, which has for years been, tha football of the politicians.  defend his utterances will again be  there, but to give him a kick. Thus the  world _of_ politicsjdoUj^gojwn ])j!, jn-iLk"  ing tbe life of an editor both varied and  interesting. 1  JXow that the Libei-uls in British Columbia have completely cut away fioin  Joseph Martin, the men fehieeieiy interested in t">e welfaic of that party  aire urging reorganizai ion aa a nicaus  of defeating their hereditary foe.  The retirement of Mr. Justice "Wal-  Jsem leaves another vacancy on the  British Columbia bench. This vacancy  should be Ailed by a lawyer from the  interior, and he should reside at Nel-  Moylo Leader.  Now that tha campaign is ended, the  average man will turn his attcntiou to  patching op toe ditlereneos aud healing up the sores induced by thefrictioa  of disagreement with his ncighbbors.  The incciiant and the mechanic will  each apply his ent-rgies to his business.  The eimnt'y newspaper will  descend  from its agonising tights of sounding  the note of warning to the "unsuspecting voter hanging on the verge of utter  destruction, and devote its columns to  neighboring news and fostering the interests of town ami country ; and before  the next campaign is opeued the ediior  wil! have shown his devotion  to his  country and his people so  thoroughly  that nine-tenths of his neighbors w;it  call him brother. If this could but continue���if campaigns could no moro return, his life would be spent in ciysiau  fields.   But, alas, it can never be.   Another storm will break. Highest frieuds  will dirfca.r<l him because he cannot endorse their political creed. Past associations will count, for naught.    He will  be cursed for a fool and called a booster. Men who liave stood at his li#ck to  Vancouver N-jvts-Advertiser.-  The Conservatives must ca:ry out t<>  the best of their ability and oppovtun-  ity the pledges which they gave to the  electorate.   There must be no shirking  or failure in regard to that.    There are  many reforms to be inade ; abuses of  policy   to   be  inaugurated.      Drastic  change* must be made iu the Piovin-  cial administration.     Economic* must  be effected without theeftieiency ofthe  service being impaired.     It may cause  temporary unpopularity lo the Government In some quarters but that contingency must not be permitted to Intel fere with an honest attempt to put  the finances 011 as good 11 fooling as  they   were when the  SeDilhi-CoCton  Government was dismissed.     While  the Opposition is   likely   to c;itlcise  keenly and watch every ac ion of Lhe  Government, stimulated by the laser's  small nntiicrelal'superiority over itself,  we bel?eve that there are not a few  members of the Opposition  who will  desire to avoid any factious opposition  (O wise and prudent proposals by the  Govern meat. Indeed, aity txthercoitr��e  would  1* very impolitic on the part of  tbe Opposition.  The people as a whole  uie more concerned to have stability in  po'itical   alEiirs   brought about than  they are in regard to the success of  this or that party, or the career of any  particnlar politician.   On both sides of  the House we cipect to find men who  arc imbued with such views aud who  will make themselves heard in the in  terest of sound legislation.  ��  ��  We carry an up-to-date  stock, sell wholesale and  retail and our prices are  as  low as any can  seil  legitimately and pay 100c  on the $.  0  ^SEJES  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B. C-  Farms from So acres upwards, well watered and timbered. - Adjacent to good markets at Cranbrcok, Fort Steele, Elko, Fernie, Morris-  sey, etc.  The well known prairie ground on the Kootenay River, near Fort  Steele, is being subdivided and is especially suitable for Fruit, Vegetables, Hay aud Oats, with good range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kooteuay and  Elk Rivers.    Lines  of Great Northern and Crow's Nest Railway within a few miles.  1    Terms���One-fifth down.    Balance iu four years at 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on Kootenay Outlet,  near Procter, 18 miles from Nelson. About 7 acres ur.der cultivation  with strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation Ditch. A good  iucome paying investment.   .   .  I  Dawson's Perfection Scotch  EXTRA SPECSAL  This whiskey will please connoisseurs.    It is a high, grade   well-  matured spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age,  is the same  'quality as Dawson's Old Curio (Over 20 years old).^  'S��!i?sD!oBcEHEliw��       A'e;Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C.  T  T  T  I  la  I  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Haze!wood ice  McDonald's Gonfectionerv  Baker Street, Nelson  EL K.'STRACHAN  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on Genera!  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections^ Etc.  f^^Ba k��rr S treetpne arr ^Ws rd=St r eeir N e I s o nr��� |-  ew Fall Goods ^mM & AwningWorks  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  SewiflgMachmes anrJ Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  jOldCurioslifSiioprJiJsepHne St, Mm  MEAT  MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. (X  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slccan City.  Hon,  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  aad careful atten  liice Line of Trouserings  John Small woo  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Eldg., ficUon  All kinds of Canvas Work made  to order.  Also Clothes Cleaned and Repaired.  Boyington &.Ross,  257    BAKER    ST���    NELSON  .0  ~ !a-.:;-.H .-'.'S :''ji-r >::.;' [_.:...-! I.,.? -v.ocil"; ��� ���  ���' l'.V...a: :p.:. .��� ���;;-^.\V.-^.v���,:: ci'ae: M:Tliri*r. ,-1 :',,, ���,-���_  ������rv,.\.i.i7i,.\.._-'���._'.:_\A";..&:t*r-S_: s'u - :->i-n  !������' i:^;.r;i;i.'.iiii-*: #ti ���-*' i.i'r-.v c<i^T:  ra..��r:K  ��� .,!��� :;i hi.'I:  ��.!*�����������". C..r'7.:ii--'j ot .'���:  c'.r...  ������ '   sivOi.ti;irp-:77T.-;;,H ������( VIA.  IU,:...: in  ��.  .'..     ir.v..���...;,-;, -��� ���, .;i6j-.iv:'-fii'.-e,H.<.'.���%���-.��� ��� ���  ��� .1   :. ariMr.-.r.i'a .if r,z? t',"*::i -7* *ao ;-.v.'-\h ������  ������. ,������������ ���.-.:    ���   '-.,r' ���/���"������ I- ������'���.������-. ���; ��-���  ���.;,ir-.- :- ���'���������������������'���,.  . ��� !")-lo  0  M  0  'GO  ��3  0  CO  c  00 '7AZ$0,:'  zmMm  AAzmm  ������r-Ad^m  THW   NELSON  ECONOMIST  Mainly About People.  As the coffin containing the affeciion-  -* ��tc wife of a sorrowing husband was being conveyed to the churchyard ia a certain country parish in the South of Scot-  ' land it accidentally struck against the  corner of a wall, in consequence of which  circumstance the deceased was aroused  ���from a trance and lived for several years.  When'the poor -woman really died a few  yearg afterward, in the act of passing  the same spot the husband anxiously exclaimed to the "bearers of the coffin,  "Tak* tent (care) of the corner thia  time."  Lahouchere and King Edward (as  Prince of Wales) were for year3 fast  friends. Apropos of this friendship, Lab-  by -was once asked what he called the  Prince -when he dined at Marlborough  House. "Well," said the famous radical,  "when the soup comes on I address him  as 'Your Royal Highness.' Tbe fish softens the reserve and I get a little chummier and often as not call him 'Wales,'  while during the entrees and joints I get  quite familiar and he becomes 'Eddie,'  while he slaps me on the back and dubs  ���      me 'Labby.'"  ��� An Englishman -waa traveling not long  ago in a compartment of a London train.  At one of the stations a German entered  the carriage and took the scat opposite  the Englishman. When the train had  started, the German, seeing the other's  cigar, boldly asked for one. Although  astonished at the request, the Englishman nevertheless pulled out his ease and  han-ded it to the stranger. The German  lighted the cigar, took a few puffs, and,  beaming affably through his spectacles,  said: "I vould not haf droubled you, but  I had a match in mine boggit, and I did  not know vat to do mit him."  In a mining town in the mountains of  iVirginia lived two little chaps aged eight  and nine years, neighbors and good  friends, who passed most of their leisure  time together in boyish sports, but, liko  all healthy boys, they sometimes  "scrapped." On one of these occasions  the younger one, who was built on the  lines of the proverbial man who could not  stop a pig in an alley, was being twitted  "by his companion on his bow legs. Ho  stood it manfully for a while, but finally,  losing patience, be blurted out: "Well, 1  may be bow-legged, hut when the Lord  made you He made you as ugly as He  could and then hit you in the face."  At a Scottish town, the otheT day, e  Londoner on his way to -a hotel addressed the porter who led the way:  "Not a large place this?" "Na verra,"  was-the answer. "Has it a corporation?"  "A what, sir?" enquired the ba-ggage-  IcaTer. "I mean, who rules it?" "Rule?  it? Jist the provost." "Ah, the provost  lake our lord mayor? Has he got any  insignia?" remarked the cockney. "In  8ignia! What d'ye mean?" asked tht  ipuzzled Scotsman. "Yes, insignia; -thai  is to say, has he a chain?" the polite  Visitor hinted. Whereupon the almos!  dumbfounded native gasped out:' "A  chain, sir? The provost chained? Wa  ��� na! He gangs loose; but dhuia b<  feared, he's quite harmless."  Dr. Daniel M. Stimson, the family phy:  fiician and life-long friend of the late  .poet, Richard Henry Stoddard, relates an  anecdote to the effect that the poet  ���while endeavoring to piocure an im-  promptu luncheon, for a number of  Iriendsp after Mrs. Stoddard and.the servants had retired, found a box of sar-  fline3. His somewhat -rigorous remarks,  inspired by a sardine-can's objections to  .the "open sesai&e" of a dull jack-knife,  attracted the attention of Mrs. Stoddard  on the floor above. "What are you do  ing?" she called down. "Opening a can  '��� .'��� of sardines." "With what?" "A dashed  old jack-knife,"' cried the exaspcratcc  apoet. "What did you think I was open-  ing it with?" "Well, dear," she said,  ^ryly. "I' didn't exactly think you wen  opening it with prayer I"  Salvatore Cortesi, in a very readabli  article in the "World's Work" on Kin^  ^     .Victor Emmanuel oi Italy, says that after the assassination of Ids father, Queen  Margherita was very anxious tbat King  Humbert should be buried at the Superga  =^"H^a't^urin,--w-herc=an-then.restioi  . of Savoy lie, with the exception of the  great Victor Emmanuel. Moreover, hei  Majesty did not wish to wound the susceptibilities of the papal party by a  state funeral in Rome. King Victor, pale  and tired, entered tflie room where the  Queen was, exclaiming: "Well, that is  arranged���my father will have a fibting  '."burial in the Pantheon." "Victor," cried  Sue mo their, "I see you want to break  my 'heart. You ofl'end my religion as  nvell as my affections." "I am sorry,  mother," he said gently, and then added  eternly; "the religion which is offended  ftt a martyr being buried in hia own  eaipitad and lying beside his own father  need3 radical changes."  A story is told of Lahouchcre at the  iVery beginning of his editorial career. A  <friend oamc in one day, and, seeing a  quantity of books around, which had  been sent in for review, offered to bet  Labouchere that there was one book he  had not got in the office. Labouchcre enquired the name of the book, and his  friend promptly answered, "A Bible.''  With a laugh, Lauouchere offered to  bet ten pounds that lie had even that  "book. Turning the conversation in another direction, he furtively sent a note  out into the deck's office, telling the  boy to go downstairs and ask bhe booksellers underneath for the loan of a  Bible. Presently he returned to the subject of the bet, and, calling his assistant  in, asked him whether he had a Bible  in the office. The clerk produced the  book, which Labouchsie lianded over to  his friend, giving himself away, however, as he did so by saying sotto voce to  the clerk: "I hope to goodness you didn't  forget to cut the leaves!" Of courss tha  English Bible does not require its leaves  ,   to be cut.  tnnade a splenaicTslarF already." "Yon ,  don't say5"   "Yes; ho went to auction '  this mormirig and bought a- second-hand  Writinga.ieslc for only four dollars and  ninety-ejglrt cents."���"Catholic Standard  and Times."  Who O-w-ns The Liberty Bell?  Quite a -controversy is Taging around  one of tlie most precious relics of  Ameriea.ii history���-the "Liberty Bell,"  that rang- out the proclamation of  national Independence. ^ This bell, ts  all the world knows," is hung in  the belfry of Independence Hall, Philadelphia; but lately it has been taken  from its place and exhibited in Boston,  Charleston and other cities. Incenssd  by what is regarded as the undignified  ;cxposure of the relic to the dangers ol  these "junketing trips," three ladies,  members of an old Philadelphia family,  now make the claim that the bell is their  private property. Their announcement,  says tlio Philadelphia "Evening Telegraph," "comes with a sudden shook to  ���the people of Philadelphia." The samo  paper continues:���  "It is doubtful if the claim which has,  been put forth could be sustained in a  court of law, and certainly the city  would resist it to the uttermost, if it  should be so seriously advanced as t*  take the shape of a demand for the surrender of the custody of the bell. That,  however, the claimants declare, is not  their purp&scj all that they desire is  that the sacred relic and emblem of our  national Independence shall not again be  exposed to the vicissitudes attending  the carting of it around the country for  exhibition purposes, even when the cultivation of patriotic sentiment is the  underlying motive. If the alleged owners of the lell should succeed in establishing their claim so far as to prevent  it from being.,taken on another council-  manic junket, they would deserve and  receive the hearty thanks of the vast  majority  of Philadelphian3.  "The basis of the claim to private  ownership of the relic is at least a plausible one. Ifc is declared by the claimants  that the councils which bargained with  their ancestor for the casting of the  Liberty Boll's successor'-put such a  light valuation on the relic that they  agreed to let it go to tho bell-founde*r  as old motal, in consideration of an  abatement of his bill to the amount oi  $400. The person who thereby became  its lawful owner might have treated it  as junk by breaking it up and throwing  the fragments into the melting-pot; but  he was more patriotie than the' City  Fathers of that day, and permitted the  bell to remain in the custody of the city,,  confident that it would in duo time be  appreciated at it9 true value.  "From that day to this the claim to  private ownership has been in abeyance;'  and City Solicitor Kinsey expresses tht  opinion thitt, even if the foundation of  the original claim should be recognized.,  the BelL has become. the absolute property of the city of Philadelphia. by  prescripfciott. Whether or not this view  would be upheld by the courts can only  be ascertained by the test of litigation.  An appeal to-the courts may possibly  be made, ��f. councils should grant the  request of the St. Louis Fair managers  to have the Liberty Bell carted across  the country to become one of the side  attractions-' of the., Louisiana Purchase  Exposition next year.  Wasted Momenta.  nre  Next to his pray ers,. the most regulai  and unfailing duty that old Mr. Snipe;  performed   was   the   winding-up   of his  clock. *       ���:���''.'   ':  As hfr explained to his ohumsy'Thai  clock is the pride of my life.. For thirty-  live years, man and boy, have I wounc  him up every night nigh, upon iy  o'clock, ��nd. always before eleven. 1  couldn't sleep without doing it; I'd as  soon, or sooner, go without my food  than miss doing of it."  It waa quito a mania with him, anc.  his good -wife, sharing his pride in thi  timepiece, naturally aided bis madries-  on the one theme. ���  ���nDnTcfe^iuiigftliey hS"d"arriew acquaintance to supper, who happened to be ;>  watchmaker.  "Excuse, me a minute," said Mr.  "Snipes, afc ten-thirty, "while I wind up  the eLodc,*'  The jewe-ler looked at it. "That'?,  rather a nice clock," he said.  "I should think it "is," cried Mr  Snipes. "Tt's the pridcof my heart. Sr.  it is of yours, ain't it, wifey?"  "That ifc is," said his complacent  spouse.  "Man -alia boy," went on Mr. Snipes  commeneinjr his usual story, "man and  boy for thirty-five years have I wound,  up that clock every night regular be  iween ten and eleven "  "Every night?" struck in the jeweler,  "Ay, ma.i��, every nightl" echoed Mr;  '-in i pes.  "Well, of nil the born idiots!" re;  turned the other. "Why, how many  ���Tecks <vf- your life have you wasted!  It's an eight-day clock!"  His Forte.  "The missus can't see you, sir; ��Wa  expecting company." "Go back and say  that I have a valuable present for her���  something brand-new. And by the way,  mention my name again���Stork."- "Oh,  Stork, is it? .. Sure you're the very party  she's, expecting."���"Town Topics."  Palletfce���You'd be surprised if you  knew the amount of time spent on that  canvas. Pellefcte���Yes; I, understand  men have stood in front of it for houra  trying to make out what it is.���Yonkera  "Statesman."  "I understand your son has decided  to ao &_imJMgr_itgtt.'r___JcYea_, and_he'a  The seven-year-old pride of the family,  had concluded, his recitation of "The Boy  Stood on the Burning Deck," and tho  fond mother, turning with dignified com-,  placency to the unnerved visitor, remarked:  "And I have been assured by really  eminent jitctges, Mr. Marterdum, that ho  closely approaches Sir Henry Irving in  dramatic stylo, without, however, thai;  great   aeto-r's offensive   mannerisms."  "I am not surprised to hear iti" as-t  seated the victimised one, with a atrained  smile.  "Mabel, also," continued the matron,  blandly indieating; a six-year-old mite oi  flaxen-ha.Lr��d precocity, "|>lay3 exquisite^  ly. Her rendering of 'In My Cottago  Near a Wood.' with variations, is not  dissimilar in touch and feeling to Pader-  wiski at his best���as you shall presently  . determine; while Egbert, yonder (get  your slate and pencil ready, darling),  though "biu-ely turned four, draws engines and laihvay lines in a manner sug-.  gestive oi Academy honors at ao very  distant future. Thny nil k*ve their  fortes, you see! In fact, most people  have, when you come to think of it.  What i4 your forte, Mr. Marterdum?"  "Mine, madam?" "rasped the wretched  listener.   "Mine?   Oli, I���I run!"  And hs suited the action to the word.  Cupid in the Country.  Young and bashful Henrjr Dorn and  Jenny Hicks were standing on opposite sides ��� of the fence that - enclosed the Dorn faa-m.'..- Jenny's elbows  were on the top rail, and her ehin was  in the palms of her hands. Henry was  standing a little off, wistfully but modestly contemplating his pretty little  neighbor.  ��� . "Jenny," he said, "have y' heard y*re  pap say how his potatoes air cornin' o'iit  this year?"  "They're all little and mighty few in  a hill, Henry."  Henry put out one hand and rested it  on the top Tail very near Jenny's elbew.  "Ours is pretty good," he said.  "Reckon we'll nave a fair crop of 'em,"  "I hope y' will."  Henry put his other hand on tho rail.  His position was faoe to face with Jenny,'  his nands enclosing her elbows.  "Air y' afeerd of failin' backward?"  sho asked.  "Wall, it's kind o' humpy underfoot  here. A plowed field's no place to stand  'thout holdin' on tor somep'n." .  Notwithstanding Jenny's covert intimation that Henry was edging rather  close, she stood her ground.  "They say Mabel Haines is a-goin' to  bo married," she remarked.   .  "Waal, that's naterl. I'd like to find  some gal willin' to marry me."  "I s'peae any of 'em would suit y* ?"  "No, they wouldn't. The gal I want  ha? blue eyes, yallei hair, and a might v  trim figure."  "Half  the   gala   'bout here  hag bluo  eyes and yuller hair."  - "There's only one got the right shade  for mo."  Henry continued to pull himself forward at intervals,' each timo drawing a  trifle nearer to- Jenny's face.  "Y" better stop that," sho said.  "Why?"     .   ..  "'Cause."     :..-_. -  Although Jenny sp>oke very mildly,  she frightened th& bashful swain. He  leaned as far back as his arms would  let him and looked at her dubiously. He  saw no encouragement. It did not occur  to him that Jenny might stand farther  from the fence. But Jenny's mild admonition was her <mly effort to prevent  him touching her rosy lips with his  whenever he bad mustered the necessary  courage.  "'Jenny,"    he    said,   "I   tflieve   y*  sfeerd I'm gbin' to kiss y'."  "No, I ain't. Y' wouldn't dare do  that."  "Would y'mind?"  "Henry Dorn, y* jist stop. talkin'  'bout sioh tilings."  Henry started. He wondered -how. ho  could "aave been so bold. He let go his  hold on the fence and stood back.  "Our brfaidle cow," he;said, "had a. calf  last night." ,  To this bit of information Jenny made  no reply. She dropned her airms <m to  the top rail and -Looked far. beyond the  easily discouraged Henry.   "   ���-.-  "Y're mad a.t ime fer talkin' aibout  kissin'y'" he said.:;  "I ain't mlad about y're talkin' aboat  kissin' me," she replied.  '"Y're mad from somep'n. I reckoned  that was it."oo r    ���;.'.,,  ������ "What /say?"  .'  Henry repeated.  "Oh, y're. standin' so far away 1  couldn't hear y'."  *'Henry pxjndered upon this remark,  and a glimmer of encouragement pene-  fcnated his sluggish bratin. He approached  the fence, and after a few irrelevant remarks put his hands on the rail again,  enclosing Jenny's round arms, though  hia were unbent, keeping him at a distance from the lips he coveted.  "If y*. think y* kin drive'me away from  this   fence,"   she   said,- "y'ire   mighty  mistaken."  "T. ain't a-tryin*.".  . Hen ry began a pro cess of swimming  backward and forward. Several tfines  he approached within a few inches of  her lips. She neither moved hor spoke.  Finally the temptation -was too great for  him, and as a' bit of metal placed too  close to a magnet will suddenly, click  against it, he got within an irresistible  attraction and their lipa met. Henry  A-ftWHaback^abasbeiL--;-: .^^^^.^  "Th^t was an accident," he said. "I  wo*Mn't V done ifc fer a quarter section o' land if I could 'a' helped it."  "And I wouldn't 'a' had y' done ifc  fer another quarter section," replied the  girl, coloring. "D'ye think I want anybody to kiss me as feels that a-way?"  "Air y' goin' tof forgive me, Jenny?"  "No"  The word was spoken ln a very noncommittal tone, but Henry did not co  understand it. He stood, very near the  pouting lip3 that had tasted so swe��t,  and a wt of -recklessness camo to him.  "Jenny," he said, "I reckon that if -f  air not goin' to fergnvc m�� fer takm'  ono, I might as well have a dozen."  To this Jenny made no reply. She  looked out toward a barn that loomed  up on the crest of a distant lull and  waited.  "How muoh madder would y' be if 1  took a dozen than if I took one?" ho  asked. ���'       .  '���-LotrS.*'  Henry was boglrunln-g to discover that  the penalty he must pay for a kiss wna  not very severe. Jenny's lip3 were still  pouting within a rfew inehes of his, and  he was thinking if one kiss had been so  sweet that a dozen must be twelve times  sweeter. He slowly drew nearer and  nearer, giving her plenty of timo to  draw back. She did not move, andp.t  last Henry was reveling in another kiss  though whether it was one long kiss ot  a dozen short ones, he never afterward  recollected.  That was the way it began. It drifted  for months before Henry said anything  about marriage, and wlienhe did Jenny  had long understood that that would bo  the inevitable result.���Harriet Ferguson  in "The 400."  The Easy Route.  The old squire lay a-dylng, and his  faithful coachman was summoned to tho  bedside. "Well, John," said the old gallant, "I'm going no-v on a. longer journey  than ever you could drive me." ��� "Never  mind, squire, never mind," cried the ser-  van, in a broken voice; "it'll be downhill 'all tho way."���London "Globe."  "Ana you con-i see Keggie any more?"  "No; he haa ceased to interest me."-  "Dear, dear! And how does he take it?"  *Tha.t'a.ghct I'm dxiMLto know."  #  Navy Out Mild, Medium and Full  Navy Mixture.  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G.   JOY, '''PROPRIETOR  ��� i  f^H�� WRY'  A larfje st.wck  of M'iiinery and  Ladic-s'Om/Mi!ij7s  Also Ladies' Hair Goods.  MRS. EH FIELD .  ||  Next Store ta   Hudson   E.-y Ccrr.psny  Frank  Fletcher  riLOVINCIaVLLANDSUIlVEYOn  l-ands.nnrt Miiicnsl(;i:ilniS?urs-i\V(-(J  uutl Crown GruutL-ii  i*. O. Box GO}       Oince:Xooten:i>" St.tyflB(>n  1-7'  #  CO  a.  <  I  CO  a  z  Q  <  UJ  UJ  X  h-  a.  O  LJ  S  O  co  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Wail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  G.  Vt'holrMilcaiiil Iletull  Ltailerxlii  Cn:nj;s supplied on shortenl  aottce unci lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats aud supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES. Manager  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, br >���  and woodwork.  Brick and Lirr.e for Seje   . j_  Fred. J. Squire  Tcut^and xwiilnss n-in-lt'kb<1 r��i��lnwl.'  Ck.tL.ltif eleuued and m��n4<wl.  Ovei ilt Uake-Wller-Co,, IcIsdi  JOB      PRINTING      AT  THE  ECONOMIST   OFFICE THE NELSON ECONOMIST  XJodson'��� Scheme.  ��� "I say, old man," said DodsoK, as h6  fcaned hia friend Blobson a nickel to  .pay his car fare, "why don't you try my  Bchemc?"    "What scheme?" growled' Blobson,  as ho mentally tried to figure out how  imicb. his wife had realized in her midnight raid.  "Why a scheme to break your wife of  going through your pockets when yon  aro asleep."  "I say, old man," cried' Blobson oi-  gerly, ' 'if yon have any scheme by which  I can break ray.wife ��� of -going through  mo, for heaven's sake put mo on to it,.  and I am your friend for life 1"  '' Well, you see, I used to suffer from  this thing until I discovered means by  vykicli I broke my wifo of the habit. I  gathered together .all tho counterfeit  money that I had accumulated in 20  years of business and filled my pockets  with it. Tho next morning I discovered  that it/was gone. That..same, day my  wife went shopping and. was arrested  fer passing counterfeit money. It looked very black for her when they found  the rest of the stuff that sho had, and  she was just ready to faint when I arrived on the scene. Of course I played  the indignant husband and threatened  to sue the wholo outfit for damages  But tha scheme worked. Sinco then tr>  only thingamy wife will accept ia a  check  "������''*'.  Monitors and Torpedo Boats.  A monitor is a peculiar battleship,  having "a low freeboard, light draft and  flush deck and guns mounted in hear-  ily armored revolving turrets placed on  tho deck.- A monitor is a floating bUc  tery more than a ship and derives its  name from the first of 'the class ever  constructed, .which: battled with the  Confederate ironclad Merrimac in  Hampton Roads. The original Monitoi  -was described as resembling' a great  cheesebox on a plank, but it did valuable service and revolutionized naval  warfare. ~~\ ;���;...:  '.-..;  . Torpedo: boats are tho racers among  tho war vessels. They are swift, innall  craft, designed to launch torpedoes near  largo vessels. In order to do -its work  proper]-* tha iorjjedo boat must go close  to the object of ;itu destructive designs,  and having - placed "the instrument of  destruction in position its next object  ia to get away and oot of the reach of  the enemy." A torpodo boat must b��  small, and tfio men -who form its small  crew must bo absolutely fearless.  A torpedo boat cagpher is designed  expressly to catch or 49 destroy torpedo  boats. In order to be /Pitted for the work  the boats aro larger ^ian tho torpedo  boats. They can ma^. better timo and  cany heavier arma*,jnt  Gratitude Ir Tromti-  Are feelings of-- ��Mtitudo absent in  vomen? Tliat' clevo? gentleman who  does tho Private Dfc\ry in The Corn-  hill Magazine is not qsito satisfied upon  the subject. This is Lis way of putting  it: "As gratitudo depends upon imagination, it may woll be that womon, having less imagination "than nien, aje lea*  watcful '.The doctor to.'d mo '.intermittent heart' is a not uncommon female  ailment." . To sugar .the pill, however,  the diarist says: "In defense of tho ma-  Signed sex I should like to record a case  ltd gratitude in a woman that left me a  Jittle mournfuL 1 had sent Charlotte a  ltook for her birthday last autumn, and  g.t breakfast today sho said, 'Oil, thank  you for that* delightful book you sent  one!' 'Oh,' I said, 'what was it?' 'Dear  jne,' said Charlott9, '1 have quito forgotten. ' " ___- '  A Novelty Tn Cells.  Herr, Appunn of Hannu has invented  ._a_bell of_ a new shapo, which Ujsau^to  have a "very deep tone and to be as powerful  as  considerably heavier  bells of  the form at present in vogue. Tho shape  . is peculiar, being hemispherical, while  the  metal is  uniform in thickness ex-  .oept near the  "sound   bow"   (or  the  thickened tip which tho clappw strikes) -  From -the edge  to some littlo distance  -abovo the sound  txvw the metal  is very  thick, and  then alters suddenly to the  uniform thickness which  it has for the  rest of the bett.���-Invention.  " '��� . tragedy.  ��� The horror Btricken spectators, wen  rooted to tho spot, with tho exception oi  ono small boy, and his clothes indicated  tliat ho was growing fast.���Indianapolii  Journal.      ,   ���     ���    .    .  A medical authority on the virtues oi  ���various kinds of foods .kclarea^tbat tht  herring gives the muscles elasticity. thf:  body strength and tho brain vigor and  Is not flesh forming.  A Lurt Opportunity.  .���'���Well,'   Undo   Wiliani."   said   the  president of tho emigration society, "I  s'pose you hearn do newu?"  "No.   Whut's stirrin?"  "W'y, you ain't hearn 'bout de treasurer?"  "Not a word.   What ho done now?".  "Kun off wid do funds���tuk ovey'  dollar wid him!" ���"  "Lawd, Lawdl   En how much.wtu  In de treasury?"  .   "Fo' hundred dollars!"  "En yon say he gono wid it?" "    . '��� ���...  "Clean gone!"  The old man seemed wrapped in  thought and had a laraway look in his  eyes. "Fo' hundred dollars!" horcpeat-  e<J' to himself. "Fo' hundred, dollars 1  E> des ter thiuk er it I, I vruz do treasurer or do society for two weeks en  bad ever* dollar er dat money in my  power! My, myl Fo', hundred dollars���  fo' hundred bright, silver- dollars' in a  ghinin lumpl Bre'r Johnson, will you  please; suh," do me a favor?"  "Des name it, Uncle William."  "Tako des heah hick'ry stick, suh, em  Jut tna "cross de head en den kick s>e  f��'<l ez yon Mn, euh. out do do' 1"-  Eyeache and  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  fcoth.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily. Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  CURES ALL EVE DISEASES  (WIAMED EYES.SCAU8 OK UO!  GRANULATION ETC.  Patenaude Bros.  Opticians  ���j-^f~*s**ff~^i^^^~^r^f-**f~*^~*t~*^*^~v-*^-^^ ^^s^^^J-^^f^***  Dirt kotl Tell the Trothf  "Can you or can you not trust noveli  for a true picture of life?'-' asked a gentleman who reads much. "Not long  ago Tread Pierre Loti's-beautiful story  founded on personal adventures in the  tropical island of Tahiti The author  was a naval officer on a French vessel  and was stationed for many months at  Tahiti, a bit of land lost in the vastness  of the Pacific. While there ho fell in  love with a beautiful young native girl  arid married her according to tho customs of Oceahica.  ���' His book deals with tho idyllic days  that he spent in her company; with hex  artless manners and strange, imaginative nature. But in thia;book ho gav��  reason to believe that nearly all of the  naval officers were enamored with th��  pretty native girls, and thereby hangs ��  talo. A few days ago I happened to  meet an officer of a Danish ship, and ha  told me that Loti caused a great deal of  annoyance to his man led .friends by hit  island stories. -   -   ������     '���-  "When they arrived in France, after  $he publication of the book, their wives  isked them 'very awkward questions,  and they were kept in a stew for many  months. W henever anything unpleasant  happened, tho girls of Tahiti would become the subject of a very animated  conversation. As a result _they were  forced to tell their wives that Loti'i  book did not present a true picture of  life in Tahiti Now, did <t or did il  not?       _.i.w "��� W.  Wbei-e Beady Money la Scarce.-  In the British settlement in tha great  Chinese city of Shanghai ready money  is practically unknown.. After you have  had lunch at a restaurant .you calmly  get up and walk out without a thought  of payment in cash. Soma time later iii  tho day a coolie arrives at your residence  with a tiny slip of paper-^a "chit,'' as  Obey call it���simply a memorandum of  tho amount. You gaS a shave !at your  barber's. Tho same Vjrstem. is carried  out. You purchase tv newspaper or a  buttonhole bouquet, �� "chit" is the result. The very shoeblack:does not ask  tor coppers, but brings his bill at the end  ��4 the month.���London Answers.  If  il  Baker  Street,  Nelson  SoMcc is hereby given that 30 days after  dute J intend to apply to the Chief (joiniuls-  .sloner of i.undt> und Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber ftou the  following detk-ribed lands situateon Boundary  Oi-eeli about seven miles from the Kootenay  Rrvcx In West Kootenay District: Comuieii-  clugat ji.post 011 the north side oi Bouudary  Creek marked "A. J. McCiuire's" N. J2. corner  post, thence south SO chains, thence west SU  chains, thence north bo chains, thence cast  bl) chains to the place of commencement.  . A. J. iMcGUIBK.  Creston, B. C, Aug. 17th, 19U3.  BTotlce la hereby given that 30 days after  date I iutend.to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and curry away timber from the  following described lauds, situate on Boundary Creek, and 11 bout nine miles from Koote-  nay Kiver in the West Kootenay District:  Commencing ait a.post on the north side of,  Boundary Creek marked '���K. Mallandaine,  Jr/s" N. VV. corner, thence south �����) chains,  thenco east 160 chains, thence north 40chains,  thence -west ltKI chains to place of commencement. -  - E. MAi.i,Axi>AX2iB:Jjt.  Creston,B.C., August 17th. 11)U3.  Notice  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after  date 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands und WorkH for a special license to cut aud carry away timber from the  following described lands, situate on Boundary Creek, about nine miles west from the  Kootenay Itiver, in the We��t Kootenay Dis-  trjet. Commencing ut a post on the north  side of Boundary Creek, marked '��F. Q. Little's" If. E. corner post, thence south 40  ctuvins, thence west 160 chains, thence north  -IUchains, thence east to place of commencement 160 chains.  F. G. Little.  Creston, B. C, August 17th, 1903.  Notice  Notice Is licreby given that 30 days after  da.tc I intend tcvapply Ur.the Chief Commissioner of Landsnnd Works foraspecial license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands situate on Boundary  Creek, about six-miles from the Kootenay  Kiver in-Weat Kootenay District. Commencing at a post ou the north side of Boundary  Creek marked -*.\ . S. Farquhursou's," N.-'IS.  corner post, thence south SO :ohains, thence  west 80 chains, tlience north 80 chains, thenct  east 80 chains to place of commencement.  3������:  A. S. Kakqujiabsos.  - Creston, B. C, Aug. 17th, VJ03.  land Application  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  AU orders miist "be accompanied by cash and sh.on.ld "be forwarded  either personally or "by mail to the office of  >       - W. P. TIERMEY, GENERAL AGENT  !N"o*w is the Time to pick ypnr Carpets acd Linolenins jnst "before honse-clean-  !ing.     We carry a very large assortment, patterns, very latest.   See our Go  'cans ranging in prices from $3.C0 to 420.00.  Furniture Dealers and  Undertakers  1?ftCIFlC  A Mew ArnuMla Story.  The late Duke of Argyll set his heart  on dredging Tobermory Bay, Scotland,"  ir. search of the wreak of the Spaniuh  Armada ship, "Admiral of Florence,"-  blown yp-there-ln-Hl588.H=About^a=hun-.  dred years ago various relics were recovered, but since then no real effort  has been made to.solve.the secrets which  the sea has kept so well. The present  Duke has now taken the matter in hand.  He ha.=) made arrangements with a "Glasgow captain; and a well-known diver ia  making a preliminary search. This has  been, so far, successful. A bronze cannon, five feet long, bearing the Aragou  arms, and the date, 1503, has been landed, -together, with a pistol and sword so  encrusted with rust as to appear mera  shapeless masses. There' is, therefore,  ample evidence that the "Admiral of  Florence," or all that remains .of her,  really rests below tho waters of the harbor. This Bhip bore, one of the treasure  chests of the Armada, and thousands cf  Spanish doubloons arc believed to Ho  among her debris. If the treasuro  should be hit upon, as it well may be,  the old Duke's convictions will bo amply  justified, and yet another pago will ba  added to the romance ot tho Armada  story. ���  ��� ���   ������.^  Lawyer���I must know the whole truth  before I can successfully ' defend you.'  Have you told me every thing t Prisoner  ���Yea, everything; 'cent where I-hid tha  money, and t want tliat for myself!���-  Glasgow "Evening Times."  Miss Homely���I find this halm excel-_  lent for preserving the face. Misa Cynla  ���But w*hy do you wish to preserve you*  fecal  Sixty days after date, I intend to apply to  tho Chief Commissioner of JUiiids and -Works  for the following land:. Commencing at  post at the north-west corner of lot DS5. G*  JCootenay Districl, thence dne west 40 chains1  thence south 40 chains, thence cast -Ul chains,,  thence north along west honndarj"- of lot 835  ��1, to point or commencement, containing  36U acres. M. E. Klkccheh.  ._._Nctepn.25thJuJy_.19)3._  ThAwifo i.f Mr. Jaio'-> Dover pre-  riit'tiliur liusUnul wim u duuglilor  ..st liuirsihiy even":njj.  CERTIFICATE OF l��PRO'..EMEltTS  Trixcv V MinerHl ClaSir It atfl in the  ���Hi.siiii Mining liivisioh o: 'We i Kootenay  isti-icl.  .Whc'rultif-atod:. On  Rest Cn��-k, a tributary  i tlieN<;rih fork orS<lai(in*t:iver.   "  'inkr. li.-lk-H.-tl'.at I.John  Mc.jitchle, acting  d   a;:<'iit    fur    .lames    IJarnct    Slacl.arvn,  ���-roc Miiicr's ��'Vrtificatc No. UT1',7(W, and Ed-  amifl D. H.wi-il. Free Minor's Ortllleate No,  .;71.70i. intend, sixty diiys from the duteherex  >r, to nrplv lo the Mining Hecorder foraCer-  lificaieof "linpmvcincnls, for the purpose of  ��� ibtalnii-gaCrown Oronl ofthe ahove claim.  And rurthcr lake notice that actiou. under  section 37. must be commenced before the ia-  suanceofsuch Certificate of Improvement*.  Dated ibis 27th day or July, A. D.190-3.  JOJIS XClfATVW*.  Corporaiion of the City of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  y  Electric iightrates for the month of September are now due and payableat the City of-  Itces.lf ]>aiil on or before the 15th October, ii  Alscouni ol 10 per cent will be allowed.  By order, . .'  D.CMcMOURlS  City Clerk.  Nelson, October 1,1S0S.  Corporation of the Ciiy of Nelson  V/ater Rates Notice  W��t����r rates Tor the quarter onding December 31,1903, are due and payableat the city of-  nce on Thursday, October 1st. If paid ou or  before Lhe !5th Oct. a discount of 10 per cent,  will he allowed,   lt not paid on or before Oct.  3Utthc service will he discontinue d.  By order.  D.C. McMOKRIS.  City Clerk.  Nelnon. October 1,1903.  Certificate of Improvements.  Archer. Gipsy and Nelson Star Nlneral  Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining Division  ���of West Knoteriny district.  Where located: Seven miles west of Nelson, half-mile north ofrnllway track. .  Take notice that I, Charles W. llnak. acting  as agent for Arthur I'owys. Free Miner's Cer-  llticuteffto. B 53,17-1, intend sixty days from  the datehereot, toapply to the Mining Recorder for certlfleates of improvements, for  the purposed obtainingCiv>wu Grants of tlie  above cjalms. ~  And Hirtlier lake notice, that action nnder  Section 37 must be commenced bctorevthe issuance of suchcertiicatesof improvements.  Dated this Utb September, t9tKJ.  Cixas. "W. BOSK.  Certificate of ImprovemttDts.  Kepubllc and Hepubllc Fraction Mineral!  Claims, situate in tlie Nelson Mining Division  or West Kootenay District.  "Where  locatedj-   Between   4�� aud   Eagle  f"*Ft"**t"* Ic H  Take'noticethatl. Charles W. llnsk, act Ins  as agent for Arthur Powys. Kreo Miner's -.Xt-  tlftcjite No.lt 58,174, Intend sixty diiys from  theihite hereof t�� apply to iho Mining Hecorder for CertUI��ateT�� '���( Iroprttvemcnts for  tliepnrpose ��>f i-bt��i��iwa UT��-WU Grants or  llic above claiina, -  ��� Mul further t ike mtioe. lhat action under  Section iJT must bo commemred ho tore the 1s-  suancf rfsu.-I: d'Ttllloaks of Improvements:  Dated this J2tto Scjrttmbor, ia��.  CM.)7*. W. BVdK,  orlds  icens  ^a  East  Wiuni|)0g  Toronto  Ottawa ���  Montreal :  New York  West  Vancouver  Victoria  Seattle  Portland      .  San Kranclsco  ViaSooPaeiBcIJno.St, Paul, Chicago and  all U.S.points. ���>���������  S. 5. Service from Vancouver  To Alaska, Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia  Settlers' Rates Westbound, sold daily till  November W.  Through bookings to England and the Continent via all 8. S. lines.  For time tabtes.rato*. and lnf*rmation, ap-  pty to local agents, or write,  I. S. CARTER.  Dist.Vass.Ast..  ; Nekou.  E. J. COYlA-a,  A. G.-f. A.  Vane;>uver  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  I      Land Surveyor  Qp.BC. Customs House, Nelson.  KOOTENAY  COFFEE Cp;  Coffee, Roasters  Tea and Coffee  Dealers In  . We areoCTeringat lo-west prices the best  grades ol Ceylon, India, China anda Japan  Teas. ... ~y-r-^rr���-~=^-���^-^  Our Best--Mocha and Java Coffee per'  pound .-....S  40  Moehtv nnd Java Blend,3 pounds.��� I 00  Choice lsl��udCoffee,-~4 pounds .  I 00H  Special Blond Coffee, 6 pounds...  I 00  Rio HleuaCoffee, 6 pounds  I Cu_  Special lUeud Ceylon a'oa, per pound. . 301  ATWAL ORDER SOLSCI7ED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST    BAKER   STREET, ^NELSON  For Sale  $1500���Seven-rocuned house and  two lots in good position. Terms,  small cash deposit, balance monthly  payments.  $900��� Two-storey-house and lot  on Observatory street. Car passes  t herb ouserf^HFerms,���sina-l-l^ca^h=de-H  posit,   balance  monthly payments.  ���":;���������   For Rent  $10.00���Four-roomed cottage on  Stanley street, next to the corner oi  Observatory street.  $8.00���Four-roomed cottage on  ���thelcbruer_.of^,\Vard.;:_aild_Gore_  streets.  BO  YEARS'  WADDS BROS.  >H0f0GRAPHERS.  Vancouver and N��!soa  f  aflKER STREET, HEISOW, B. C   Marks  Designs  .... Copyrights &c  Anyone seadtos a. sketch and description may  qulctlj ascertain our opinion <rea whether au  InionUnn 1�� nrobably liilentablOk CoTOuiunlCft-  ttoiuntricllyconBdeatUd. Handbook ou Pntenui  tentfreo �� Heat aireiwsj f oar securing patents.  I'aLoiila taken taroscli Hanu & Co. locelie  qwrfalaoiic*. without charge, tn tha  :><ietiQfic Hssserlcasi*  A handafiiiicXr Illustrated weekly^ Lnnreat clr-  ciilnUon <il any scientific loom*)- 1'errns. (3 n  jreiir: <��tir months. (L Bokl by all newsdealers.  WM & Co*f jr^ew YorR  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Royal Seal nnd Royal Charter Mineiiil  Claims, situate in tlie Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay Districl.  Where locatud: Between -1U and Eugle  Creeks.  Takenotlce tliat I, RokortSo-.U t.cnnio. att-  ingnR sigent for M. H. liavys. Fn-e Miner's  CertiflratU'Ko .'BG6J3GS1, nnd Alfred Bnnld-f,  Kreft Mmcr'a Certlll^itG No. 1$80^7(V1, intend  sixty iIhj'h fioiu tne date hereol. to apply to  the Mining Keeord"r for OrtiBcntes ol Inl-  i>roven����Jlts. ftir Uie pm-pi.-s*! of obtaining  Crown Grants of Uie aliove rln 1ms,  A.">d tiirtlicT dike notice, tliat tiuUonumlcr  SeetViti St7 must be i-omropnoecl before the is-  snauco��ta-aoli Osrtia.tttesof I.-upruveuiiinti.  Mated Uti�� 13th AuguBt, 1903.  U.B. Lkssji;  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarice Kouse)  The best $1 per day house in Kelson.  None b-nt white help employed.    The bar  he best.  G. W.  Bartlett,   Prop  CERTIFICATE OF IHPROVEMEKTS.  Emerald Xo. 2 Mineral Ciaim, situate in  tlio Nelson Mining Division of WccstKuoU'iuiy  District.  Where loc-ated : a\t the summit :it ihe In ml  of 49 and Summit Crei-liK, utlj-oining the  Shaudon Miner:il claim.  Take notice that I, KegUald M. Jlacdnn-  ald, Free Miner's cei-Ulieitte No. U58.-103,  iuU'iid sixtv diiys from .-the dsite  hereof, to apply to the Mining Kccordor fi ir  a ecrtlSeate of Improvements, for the pur-'  pose of- obtaining a erown grant of the above  elaltn.  And further talec  notice that action, under section  37, mast be commenced   hi-foid.  the issuance oj sueli certificate of improve  inenls.  Dated tbislTthday of July. A.l). 390:5.  B- M. MjjCDOXAtD.  Marc ha nt Tailor,  Tremont   Blk��   Baker   St,    East  Iu latest designs and lx>sl qualiiy


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