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 \V.M. R. HEARST: "I have seen the" -  i - most beautiful lakes in Italy and Switzerland, and all.thoso lovely snots, but I have  never seen anything finer than thc Kootenay lake and tho Arrow lakes. We bad a  delightful time there. Tlii-s was my lirst  trip through there.''  VW^^V^i  WVWWAW'\M'W  VOLUME VIII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 19TJ4.  General Comment.  --i.  ���Wo do not know if Mr. Harold Nelson bas'taken Louis Morrison's Mep-  histophelesas his model; certainly he  so successfully counterfeits Mr. Morrison's interpretation of tlie part, that  he might easily be mistaken for the  original. The version is Mr. Morrison's,  with one or two unimportant changes,  rather in the nature of additions; and  " his  portraiture of the part is that of  the   emissary   of - thc   Earth-Spirit,  .rattier than  the demon, whom Faust  invokes in the first scene, aud which  it was Goethe's first inscntion to represent Mephistopheles.    Cut at times  he gives us a sample of the genuine ar-  ;,'ticle, a fiend whose   whole   being   is  mockery,  vindictiveness  and, callousness. '���_ He never relent--, and reaches  ecstacy when his work is done.'  Mr.  Nelson has pluycd many parts during  his repeated visits to  this cily; some  he    has   done  very  good,   such   as  Richelieu;   he   has   not  been   below  mediocrity in any one, but.lt is doubt-  ful if he has done anything that will  leave behind ita more favorable recollection than his portraiture of Mephisto.  Very much that is pleasant could also  be  said  of  Mrv Brute, although   at  tioiea*, he bestowed-upon the role of  Faust  vocal pyrotechnics thut would  be  more applicable    to the   modern  drama,  than to "the tragedy of tragedies."   But he was ahvays intelligent,  and he can be forgiven the rest. - The  ���. character ^of    Marguerite gave .Miss  Scott an opportunity of displaying her  limitations, and it can be truthfully  said that many   have done worse in  the part, although a great many have  also done batter.* This young-woman  is an indefatigable student, and while  she ;may aiever^ .become., famous  as  Marguerite,1-she is likely to win laurels  for herself  in less   pretentious parts.  Indeed, it is:a difficult' part, .conceded  to be, ��� different; <_to. any   other   ever  .written.. ,0f. the other people in the  play, little need be said.   They all contributed their share towards giving a  most     acccpfable     presentation v    of  "Faust."'   The scenery is worthy of  special mention.-' lt was really good,  particularly tlie scene on tho Brockcn,  on -WalpurgisnaeLit. .-  The   electrical  effects were simply grand." Tho at ten-'  dance,has seldom been equulled in tlie  Opera     Hoiisc,    something     which  should be  exceedingly gratifying  to  Mr. Nelson.  "TheCoon Hollow" company, which  comes here next Tuesday evening, was  seen last year at the Opera House, and  met with a very good reception. This  season the company has added a num-  of new specialties, which are said to be  highly entertaining. On the second  evening ''Grandfather's Clock" will be  given.   Manager Cranston-has_just"refcurned  from Calgary, where he completed arrangements-with "The Beggar Prince  Opera   Company"  to   sing   in every  ; .house'ou'the new circuit.   This organization  will  he  seen..here for .three  ��� nights,,  commencing    Thanksgiving  evening. " In thejist of singers com-  . posing this musical organization will  be found many.names high up in the  musical world, and uo doubt they will  be receleved in Nelson witli"us much  favor,as they have met with iu  the  other, places they have sung  in  the  "West. (   The first night will be given  \'.Fra Diavolu;" second night "Girofle-  Girofla," and the last night "The Beggar Prince.''  I  ^ Within a few weeks the ratepayers of  Nelson will be asked to vote on a by-  law providing for the taking over of  the Electric Tramway by the city.  There Is" scarcely anything to discuss  , in this connection, for the reason that  every citizen of Nelson seems to be in  favor of the proposal,     Tlie Tramway  ��� Company have acted very reasonable in  ��� the matter, and it is worth noting '.hat  * thecpunciLshowed no disposition to be  unreasonable.     .It would be a great  ** calamity if the line closed down at the  .   present, time; the depreciation  in real  eatate alone would amount to   more'  than the loss each year.   The by-law is  now being prepared, and ns the coun-  , ���cil has instructed-the city solicitor to  ' .safeguard their interests, there is very  "lUtle more to be said with regard to  this matter, just now at least.       '   -   -  Iii the Colonist of a recent' date,  ��� there,is an article which gives a mo_,t  illuminating account of the state of  things in the Yukon. It is the account -.of. things' tlic're hy Mr. G. M.  Wood worth, a barrister in the Yukon,  who ba^just returned to Victoria, and  he gives a yery interesting though sad  dening report of the mischief accomplished in the North through misrule  and party officialism. Mr. Wood worth  resided and practised his profession for  some time in 1897-8 in Slocan, and is  known   to many of our readers, and  wherevei he is known he is very fav.  orably regarded.     The   article  is   a  scathing   indictment-of the government ofthe Yukon,and of tbe Government of Canada for acts done by it  there, and for permitting tbe mlsgov-  ernment of the Yukon, and it bears  the impress of truth in the statements  made.   It is far too long for us to print  in full ; we regret that we cannot do  so, as it is so illuminating.   All we oan  do is to insert excerpts from it:  "I have lived in the Klondike since  June, 189$. Unless the country is  given a decent administration, I have  now left it for good. Up till 1002 the  country was so rich that no administration could wholly drive tbe peopk  out. Now, however, the margin of  profits by the old method of working is  ni.rrower. The cost of improved plants  is tjo great to attempt in a country  wl el'e neither the miner nor investor  can trust the government. Under  SiftoiiUm the country is on its last  leg:?. Under decent government development of the country and production of gold has just begun.  "Of the commissioners, Ross was the  best-and Congdon the.worst. Poss  used to represent to many of us, that  he was in constant conflict with the  department of the interior over Yukon abuses. I met bim at Tantalus in  1902. He talked freely, and his criticism of Siftou's concession policy was  most scathing. Ogilvie now says that  the worst deeds of his administration  were Sifton's, not his, and that it was  impossible to get along with Sifton if  you did not acquiesce in bis policy of  graft, favoritism andspoilatlon.  "The present administration of  which one Temple is thc master spirit  is frank indeed. Anyone who does not  approve of the administration is not  wanted in thc country. As no honest  man can approve only grafters and  crooks are encouraged to stay. Official  positions and government contracts are  alone open-to this select' few. At the  recent, sitting of tho licensing board,  every critic*'of the Congdon administration and every Conservative known  as such in the saloon bubinessC had his  license cancelled, while gambling and  bawdy houses were granted licenses  without stint. J. 11. McKinnell, on  Eldorado, had his license cancelled because a Conservative meeting had been  held on his premises, though he kept a  first-class house and was the first on  the creek. When he consented to sign  some letters written by ollicials for liim  praising thc administration and abusing the opposition his- license was  renewed in the name of his wife.  "George Butler, proprietor of one of  _the_first_8aloon8_in Dawson, was re-  fused bis license because he had disagreed with and criticised the commissioner in-regard to his permit. Butler  was disgusted, .sold .his property for |  .what 'it-would fetcti and left British  soil forever. These instances aretypi-  and of common occurrence.  "The result is tbat the saloon business has assumed a pew aspect in Dawson. They all take and advertise iu the  World. The license of Hutton ��& Pearse  had" been cancelled because Pearse  threw that paper out of bis door. No  criticism of thcadministration publicly  is ever heard from a saloon man. One  of them told me he had been told by an  official to order his wood from a certain  yard in which an official was interested.  He said : 'I at once told them to sond  a couple of sords.' Gambling aud  dance halls are run wide open on licensed premises as in the palmiest  days of yore. Bartenders even pay  Congdon's debts. Of what flag does it  remind you?  "In  the   recent city charter   steal  neither myself nor the mujorityof the  taxpayers had any vote.     We could  not get the proper certificates.     My  taxes were fully paid.  -I was assessed  on  real and personal property and income and was and am bona fide owner  of the property.     On tl:e other hand,  long after my refusal, certificates were  being issued to anyone whether tax-  I payers or not who would vote for the  I recession of the charter.   Of course, the  [charter was rescinded.   A motion for  an   injunction   to  prevent   the   vote  being taken was ma.le before Mr. Justice Craig.    He refused the injunction  and  with courtesy and  respect to tbe  commissioner referred  the matter to  him with a statement that the facts  proved before him showed tbat no fair  expression of opinion ofthe ratepayers  could be obtained.    Mr. Congdon attacked the learned judge in a scandal-  j ous article iu the World newspaper and  Sir Wilfrid Laurier held a political meeting in Toronto recently; and at the close of his address���an'  eloquent address, doubtless���he is represented as having made an impassioned appeal to his audience to  rise above all petty differences and causes of division,  and to realize and actualize inspiring ideals of  Canadian life. All true Canadians must and will  readily admit that this is true, the only true sentiment,  to proclaim, iu season and out of season, at all times  and places ; the true idea to burn into every lover of  his country.*  It is a pity, however, that he  himself does not remember this when he is addressing French-Canadian.'  audiences ; tbat his party newspapers in the Province  of Quebec" will not govern themselves in  accordance  with this inspiring ideal ; and that his followers* in"  the same Province are to-day busily engaged in doing  the devil's work of sowing seeds of race and religious'  animosity._ For example, Senator Choquette addressed  a meeting at Chateau Richer, in the County of Montmorency, in tbat Province, on Sunday the 9th instant;  and in doing so, he is reported in several of the eastern papers as having used language which  is  thus  translated :  " Are our religious interests not more assured'in  the hands of one of our own, like Sir Wilfrid Laurier,  than in the'hands of an English Protestant; like Mr.  Borden? I despise race prejudices, but blood. is  thicker than water. Lotus support our own blood.in  preference to that of Mr. Borden."  Senator Choquette was formerly a member of Parliament. On the occasion of the victory of 1896, he  was appointed to tbe Eeuch.    A short  time ago, he  descended from the Bench to take charge of the campaign in Quebec for the Government. In doing so,  the above is his message to the people of that Province.  The issues which he would raise, it will be observed, are not political. The objections taken to  Mr. Borden is that he is, "English and Protestant."  It is suggested that public issues be left in abeyance  in order that support may be given to "our own blood  in preference to that of Mr. Borden."  Multitudes of people, including those who are  neither English or Protestant, will regard tbis appeal  against Mr. Borden with the utmost displeasure. The  question of a man's-race or .religion ought not to be  imported into a contest over a tariff or the construction of a railway. We ought not to ask what Sir  Wilfrid Laurier's race and religion happen to be ; and  the same remark should surely be held as applying to Mr. .Borden. The sole question should be the  worth of thejnan and'the wisdom of his policy. Such  appeals on race and religious grounds will in the nature of things result in reprisals on the part of the  "English and Protestant" parts ,of the community,  to the great detriment of Canadian public life, Canadian unity, and ��� everything which they should uphold. This insult is not offered By broad-minded aud  honorable French-Canadians, but by politicians of  the Ctioquette type. Nor is it addressed to English-  speaking people alone.- It ,is an attack also upon  French-Canadians, for it aims at the exclusion from  Parliament of those of their number who agree with  the policy of the "English and Protestant" leader  ai  The Nelson News is fond of getting the names of  persons who are alleged to have changed tbeir political allegiance-from Conservatism to support of the  Laurier Government, not ahvays as real changes as  they are therein alleged to be. The following instances of chonges of political allegiance may be of  interest to our contemporary. We always wish to be  obliging :  Mr. Jame.-F. Robertson, ofthe dry goods firm of  Manchester, Robertson & Allison, Ltd., St. John,*  N. B.. a Liberal, and one of the prominent supporters  ofthe Laurier administration in-New Brunswick, has  severed his connection with that party, and thrown  lrmself heartily into the campaign on behalf of Mr.  Borden and his public ownership programme.  Mr. Wm.-Stoddart, one ofthe most influential citizens of Deseronto, and an ex-president of the East  Hastings Reform Association, has announced his determination to support Mr. Borden's platform in the  coming election. He stated that he was a firm supporter of Government-owned railways and other franchises, and thought it time that the people, not grafters, should rule the country. He eulogized the late  Sir John A. Macdonald for redeeming every pledge  he made to the people in 1878, a course the Laurier  administration failed to pursue when placed in power  in 1896 ; but instead pursued a policy of feckless rascality. ,. A.  thinks that public ownership of the Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway is a positive necessity for the public  welfare. Mr. Morden was the prime mover in launching Mr. W. M. German in politics in Welland  county. Mr. Norman B. Kalor, of Stamford, secretary of the  Farmers' Association, and a well known  Liberal, will also, Mr. Morden  says, vote Conservative.  The election campaign in the north riding of Cape  Breton, where John McCormack is the Conservative  candidate, took on a new phase last week, when Dr.  Bethune, ex-M. P. for Baddeck, who was the Liberal  Member of Parliament for Victoria from 1896 to 1900,  came out strongly for Mr. McCormack. Dr. Bethune  assigned assigned as the chief reason for his action the  violation of their pledges by the Liberal party. Mr.  McCormack's prospects are excellent.  Mr E. Morden, of Stamford township, for several  years county councillor for Division No. 1, Welland  county, and fifteen years secretary-treasurer of Welland County Farmer's Institute, and a life-long Liberal, says he:will  vote  for Mr. R. L. Borden.    Hi  A sensation was caused by the announcement that  two well knowu Liberals, Mayor Guay, of St. Henri,  and Aid. Cardinal, M. D., of Ste. Cunegonde, both in  the constituency of Hochelaga, Que., had espoused  the cause of Dr. Bernard, the Conservative candidate,  and would support him on account of his sound protectionist principles"  At a Conservative meeting* in North JSydney on  Saturday night among the speakers was Mr. R. H.  Butts, one lof the leading barristers of tbe Cape  Breton bar'and a lifelong Liberal, who for the first  time took his stand upon a Conservative platform,  and formally renounced his allegiance to the Liberal  pirty. Mr. Butts said be had not left the Libera  party, but the Liberal party had left him.  the romance of the famous Klondike  discoveries. From the wealthiest region of Canada, in order to create a  giant monopoly, for whose benefit God  only knows (certainly not the people of  Canada), a population, the best in the  world, is being slowly,driven. They  are now standing at bay against fearful  odds and are still keeping up the fight  for fortune and prosperity. But no  energy or ability can withstand, aud  the curtain may fall at the close of this  history of the struggle on an abandoned land. To us it Js a tragedy, but  to you we appeal upon tbe principle  that you should save this market for  your products and aid in' furthering  the prosperity of Canada and in maintaining her farthest outlying settled  and prosperous community."  oc^^km  sensationfofjtyviua: the death' sentence1'  pronounced bpfoffaira, AThk pISfetfce .*.  was    often*"*"���*,~   ~^ �����*-���* -**   i-v..  prisoiiment  serving    a  afterwards  commuted iio^'ini;:-^ yyjgg.  afterAoAj/J-'ji  Tlie Ledge has once more unfolded  its tents and in future will be published at Fernie. Mr. Lowery seems  determined to shift around until he  finds a place in which newspaper men  arc appreciated. Perhaps he may find  it on this side of the grave.  With James McGeer in the field as  an independent Liberal in Vancouver  City, Mr. Ellis is certain to win that  seat without much effort.  Mr. Galliher was in the Slocan this  week. It was not announced which of  the Liberal platforms-he used in that  locality.  The residents of Fairview are not  satisfied with the present location of  their school, and have signed a petition  to the Provincial Government, asking  for a new school more centrally located. . The situation of the present  building is most inconvenient, and  cannot easily be reached by small  children. There is a big bill to climb,  and when a delicate child reaches the  school it is too tired to take much.in-  t'rest in the lessons. It is also inconvenient to teamsters, and costs additional to get fuel up the bill. Added  to this, the surroundings from a sanitary point of view are most undesirable, and- the health of .the* pupils is  constantly menaced by the' condition  of the outbuildings. The parents of  thc pupils are thoroughly ih 'earnest  in this-matter, and the other evening*  a meeting was held with the "object of  considering the best means of bringing  the matter to the attention of the Provincial Government. Mr. Wright, thc  representative for Ymir district, was  present, and promised to do everything  in his power to have a grant for a  school building and site placed in the  estimates next year. A committee consisting of. Messrs. Marquis, Baldwin  and Patterson was appointed to inquire  into thc cost of a building and site, so  that the Government would have  something definite to act upon when  the matter was laid before it.  disregarded the judge's suggestion by  promptly issuing the proclamation.  "As far a3 possible for Mr. Congdon  to see that it is done the mining administration   is based upon the prin  ciple that to the victors belong the  spoils. The victors are construed to  mean the few Liberals and sycophants  who flatter and support Congdon and  Temple.    The better class of Liberals  Tho EveningTimes, of St. John. N.  N. B.,ofthe 19th inst., contained the  following despatch from Hon. A.G.  Blair :  " I authorize the announcement that I have resigned my  position us Chairman of tho  Railway Commission and have  notified the Premier that, ho-  "yond re-allirming my strong  objection to the Grand Trunk  Pacific scheme, I have no present intention of re-entering  public life.  Akdrkw G. Bi���air."  Mr. Blair's reasons for resigning  have, not, so far as we are aware, been  made known, but his doing so at this  particular time must cuubo much embarrassment to the Government. If  he felt friendly to the maintenance in  power of the Laurier Government, he  would certainly have remained silent  and retained his position until after the  elections. His resignation at this particular time and the tone of the above  telegram accentuate his strong attitude  against the G. T. P. contract  and the only respected officials of the  Territory,   however,    openly  express  their disgust."  The said article concludes as follows: in the mining camps of the Kootenays,  "Thus seems to be ending in gloom j who once experienced the unpleasant  Bell, the negro murderer, has been  sentenced to surfer the extreme penalty of the law, on January 13th. In  his case a longer time is allowed to  elapse between his sentence and execu  tion, than is usual, probably because it  takes so much longer for the presiding  judge's report.i��/ reach Ottawa from  British Columbia, than in cases where  trials take place in close proximity to  the capital. However, it is almost certain he will die on the date named, as  it is not often that a man sentenced to  death, escapes execution. B t there  have been a few cases in this Province,  and strange to say there is a man living and earning an honest livelihood  for    life,.   and  long   term   of   -years," *  he   was. released, and... came., west:.*1  Nothing . in   his  behavior. of recent  years goes to show that 'in  his case,  the confidence   reposed In. him' has  been violated.       ''������>'������;  :::/&$��&  a  ��� It is always a pleasing thing to be  able to.speak a good word for a neighboring town, and in this case the good  reports  include   nearly   every' -town ',  the in the interior.   At no time during *  the past five or six years has the btisiT  ness outlook in the interior been so favorable as it is now, and commercial  travellers report   increasing sales-in  every   town. . When' merchants "buy  freely, the indications are that they are .  warranted in^ doing so by strong evl- '  dence of improving conditions. < -   ,- *_  The benefits ofthe recent exhibition*  are being felt already.. Several local *  real estate dealers have, received letters  from the east, containinglnquiries'iis  to the value and location* of desirable  fruit lands.   Particularly haa this in-.  terest been aroused among Manitoba  farmers who  have or can dispose of  their holdings in the prairie province,  and are now seeking a milder climate ���  to spend tbeir remaining years."Fruit  ranches iu British Columbia will bring  big prices a few vears hence;.- ��� .  Ex-Governor   Mackintosh  was-.-in  Trout Lake district early this weekand*    ',  will go there again shortly .-..Tuesday  and Wednesday he visited "the"electers  -���  of Bevelstoke and met with a most (encouraging reception.   To a Herald rep-  7 ���  resentative he expressed regret that a,  statement had been circulated with u  view  to influencing certain  interests  against him, that lie had "prompted the  great strike at 'Bossland  some'three '"  years ago.     Nothing  could be ib ore  false, nothing more unjust.    He had  espoused tlie cause of the men because    --���  no one else seemed willing ;tb .fairly ;;'",  represent their-case itf England.^'He''; .".  was not in Rossland'when tlie" strike  took place, but. went there immediately *  after, ".having  received,-.a crSole*" froinV'  London requesting him'to'.*|report on  .the whole question.-     He did so and  subsequently   urged   Mr., FrechvJIk*,-.  who came out as was represented;' to  settle the  difficulty,   hut, in   reality,  made things worse,   for he even declined to discuss the  issue, although  making an appointment to receive a  deputation, and subsequently treating -  all concerned with scant courtesy.   '  "Under similar circumstances," Mr.  Mackintosh said: "I would do precisely  what I did then. Certainly in my action I was not influenced by political  motives. ' I believe in the maxim, 'live  and let live,'and any individual or individuals Iu a community_i-hav��ng,a=   a    grievance    to-   redress   - will, - I  hope,    always  -find   a   friend    and  advocate in me.    As to politics���I am  a Conservative as   you know���but, I  shall be for British  Columbia before  party, nor will I support auy government tliat refuses to protect aud foster  the lumber industries ot British Columbia, that ignores the iron and steel  industries, for which there is a great  opening in East Kootenay, or is indifferent to this province's plea for better  terms.    That is my platform, whether  Sir Wilfrid Laurier or Mr. Borden is,in  power.    I am a supporter of Mr. Ber-  den in his policy of the people running  their own railway." ..  A gentleman well known at Thr  Economist office, pledges his honor  tbat he heard a Chinaman singing  "Loch Lomond" the other evening.  It has long been known that the Chinese have a musical instrument that  gives forth sounds suspiciously like the  bagpipes, but until now it was never  suspected that the compatriots of Confucius bad also borrowed liberally from  the Jacobite songs of the Scot John  Gibson, the historian of the Scotch society should investigate this problem  without unnecessary delay.  Sir Wilfrid. Laurier has not yet explained to tbe inhabitants of Glengarry why Scotchmen in Canada  should be classed as foreigners.  Great satisfaction Is expressed at the  announcement that British Columbia  fruit has captured the big prizes in  London. Gentlemen interested in the  fruit industry think- the resultant advertisement which the Province will  get from this circumstance will be of  the greatest possible value, having a  particularly salutary effect upon the ���  market in the Northwest. -  -Hi  z^  ~. Z'AfA  ' '�� 1-^-l't  1 ';i��*,l  -*f.vA-3| ^tst^iaE^a^aM^A'Ji^^iiif^bs.'iy*^i
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Minister of Railways in the Laurier ! surveys!: and .other  work  which is j been   before the   House   for  some
TO THE ELECTORATE.
..'■Iu our last issue, we took up and
commenced the discussion of som?
of tbe questions which should now
be engaging the attention of the
electorate throughout this Dominion. The question which we were
therein considering was the attitudes of the Government ancl of the
Opposition     towards   the     Grand
' Trunk Pacific Railway scheme. We
showed that while the Government
—that is the people of Canada in
their collective -capacity—would
•under   the   Grand Trunk   Pacific
■   agreement,   be   con'ributing  nine-
' tenths of the cost of the construction and equipment of this railway,
.' that part of it which will lie west ol
Winnipeg, will be,  owned by  tbe
- Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, and the whole line from
Moncton to the Pacific will for fifty
years after its construction be operated by the said company under a
lease which is exceedingly disadvantageous to Canada in'that (i) i*
gives no control over the  rates  oi
' ' operations of the railway to tlu-
Goyernment or any parties on it>>
behalf other, than that_ vyhich ih
given by the general  laws of this
•   country;. (2)    the   rent. reserved
- therein is entirely inadequate ; (3)
should the operating of. the said
line, of ."railway be pecuniarily snecessful,, the whole of
the profits, less the  rentjwould go
" the .company, while if it' would entail a financial loss, that loss would
fall upoar''and" would have to be
borne by, the people of . Canada ;
and.(4) that, the said agreement
.will not prevent .the Grau'd Trunk
Pacific .Company routing* the traffic
over it to ports in" the Uuited
States to .the upbuilding of- them
and to the consequent detriment of
' Canadian ports.
. We showed also that- the scheme
of Mr. Borden and of the- Opposition, led by him, is that the country
should .contribute the remaining
one-tenth of the cost of the construction'and equipment of the said railway and thereafter own and operate
__it.__The_issue_.is_._therefore simple,
, clear, distinct, easy of comprehension.
•    Indeed, the construction of a national-railway across the  continent
, would appear to have been the policy of. the  Government   down   at
.least to" two ^years   ago.    It  was,
avowedly with this line in view tiial
thclntercolonial. Railway was ex
tended from  Quebec   to  Montreal.
Mr. Blair, ex-Minister of Railways,
on the occasion of a visit to the city
"of Vancouver, made by him in Octo-
tober   of   1902,-- announced    that
he" looked    for the    prolongation
to     the      coast      in    the     near
future  of   the    Government   system of railways. And in the speech
made by bim  there, in which this
was said, be is reported continuing
it as follows:    . *
" And herein where the especial  sid-
- vantage of.such a line would come in.
It would be a regulator of ull other railways which cross the .continent. A
Government railway carrying the products of the west and tbe east ut fair
and moderate rates would absolutely, in
my judgment, compel tho other railways to- Carry the products at
rates equally, or almost equal
ly, reasonable, and the advantage would be felt by every man
who wa3 doing business with any railway   company  affected.   Thut is the
"policy which the people, at all events*
of the great West, would support us ii>
adopting; and the time will come when
the people of the West, as things are
going, will have the say in determining
the policy which the Govern ment
shall adopt."
These  were the  words  of   Mr.
elusive.except in minor positions—
Blair two years ago. when he was | employment of foreign labor in the
Government, aud his utterances 011! being done  in connection with this
that   occasion,    uncontradicted   as  railway; and Mr.  Ky'e, the  engi-
ihey were, were  naturally accepted jheer in''charge thereof, justified, or
as the declared policy on  transport-  attempted   to justify, this  ernploy-
ation  of that  Government.    Why ( ment of foreign labor oti the ground
this scheme of a national   iranscon-
ental railway system was discarded
hy the  Government for the exceedingly  improvident    Grand   Trunk
Pacific scheme now before the cou :-
try,    we do  not   profess   to   know.
But whiit at  present  concerns   the
electorate is, not  so much the r a
sons for the Government's' change
of policy-—interesting as they might
be   to   the electors-as the knowledge that   Mr.'R.I,.   Borden  and
the ■■•Conservative' pnrty  (for whom
he speaks) stand   in   the   position
vvhich  Mr.   Blair   ard   presumably
the   Government  stood   two  years
ago, and declare it  as  their  policy
that   the  railway   which   is to   be
constructed with the : money of thc
people of Canada shall—so   far  as
they can influence or control that —
be owned,   equipped and  operated
by'them, and that it shall be air-all-
Canadian  road, ending at a Canadian port, and not at   Portland, in
the State of Maine.
Is i\ot this issue between the parties on this matter clear and distinct ?    ,
There are two or three ct'jer aspects of the Grand Trunk Pacific
agreement to which we shall advert
before we leave it. The agreement
indeed so bristles with points-inviting attention that it is not easy to
dismiss it. But the space at our
command is limited, and therefore
only a few ofthe more salient matters connected with it can be no
ticed. For one thing, there will be
observed by the careful reader of the
said agreement a most suspicious
and—what we cauuot help characterizing as—an iniquitous clause,
giving to the directors of the Grand
Trunk Railway Company, power.; to
issue (what we would call promoters') stock to the amount of $25,-
000,000 par value, which represents
uot one dollar of" paid up capital.
In case our readers yvill regard
these figures as a misprint, we shall
repeat them iu writing.'=. Authority
is therein conferred upon the directors of -the Grand Trunk Railway Company to issue and distribute bonus or watered or promoters'
stock of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Company to the amount of twenty-
five millions of dollars.   This does
NOT REPRESENT ONE DOLLAR -OF
PAID UP CATITAL FOR. ANY PURPOSE OF THE RAILWAY WHATEVER.
This subsidy  or amount  of "watered" stock—or. whatever   may   be
regarded as the proper way lo character ize~it^is fo~l3e "paid~7fot~~out of
the Dominion treasury,  but direct
from the people to the said Grand
Trunk   Railway  Company  iu  the
form of extra railway   rates,  levied
to   provide    dividends    upon   this
bonus or  "watered" stock.    It re-
presir.ts,    however—and    this    is
the    important    thing    to   which
we      desire     to     call      attention
—no    money    paid    by   tlie    al-
lotees thereof or by any of  them—
unless there be a "generous" contribution by them to the election fund
given by them   for  the  purpose of
maintaining in   power  so "generous'' a Government—but- it  is and
will still be part of the capital stock
of the Grand Trunk   Pacific  Railway Company ou  which   dividends
will be levied and paid,  and  which
will go lo the further enrichment of
a few. already wealthy stockholders
iu the said company.    Is  not  this
"generous" act of the Laurier Government an additional  and exceedingly objectionable  feature of   the
Grand Trunk Pacific scheme to the
ordinary  Canadian,   an   additional
reason for placing in power Mr. R.
L. Borden, who pledges himself, if
placed in power, to rescind this very
objectionable Grand Trunk Pacific
scheme, and iu lieu   thereof to construct, equip and  operate this rail
way as. a Government work ?
Then, in bis-great Toronto speech
of the 4th instant, Mr. Borden referred to the almost' exclusive—ex-
subordinate work. Part of Mr. Borden's reference to this is as follows :
"Why had this man been continued
in the position '? So fur as I know, he
Lias been continued in the same position. Why, sir, the continuance of any
gentleman in a position of that kind in
tlio UiiiUd States of America upou a
wurk for whieh tlie people ol" the Unit-
L-d States paid nine-tenths ofthe cost
would drive any Government out of
power within a fortnight.. (.Applause.)
What is the position upon tlie pul.lic
works of the United States'? Ko man
is employed on a public work in tlie
United State- unless lie is ttvtftiz'.n of
the United Stales. That is tlie rule in
tlie United States, and yet upon this
Grand Trunk 'Pacific Railway, to he
built almost altogether liy the resources'
of this country, Canadians are to be appointed to .minor positions, and the
managers feel that this is rather a
handicap for them."
Canadians have "been and are
prevented getting employment upon
:i Canadian public work, constructed
and paid for with Canadian money
because.-forsooth, an insolent Amer-
can, Kyle by- name, placed in
charge of this work, chooses to discriminate against Canadian labor,
except when employed iu subordinate positions, and is upheld, or at
least not interfered! with by the
Government of Canada in such action, in his said discrimination. Will
Canadian labor condone this discrimination? Will it condone the
employment of any foreign labor
I whatever upon this public work?
Judge Winchester,-of Toronto, was
directed to. investigate the question
ofthe employment of foreign labor
thereon, as if it were a question
which required investigation and
not rather immediate action ; and
he found and reported that, except
in minor positions, all of the labor
employed upon the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, in the engineer's
department, the only work connected with it yet going . on, to be
paid for with Canadian money, was
that.,of,.foreigners. The Govern-'
ment exercised no control over this
matter, did not put hito. force the
alien labor Act, though requested to
do so—did nothing. And yet Canadian labor is beiug importuned to
sustain this Government, which has
been so neglectful of its interests?
' Then again, as regards this transportation question, pur contemporary, the Nelson News, following
tbe lines developed in. a speech recently delivered by Mr. McPherson,
ex-.M. P., as reported in the Vau-
couver-papersrsaid—that-ihe-ques-
tion is between the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway and no line of
railway additional to the Canadian Pacific Railway. Both of
them were well aware, in so stating
the issue, that they were making a
deliberately. false presentation of
what tbat issue is. It :is not, as
lhey well knew, the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway or no additional
railway ; but it lies between the
Grand Trunk Pacific scheme and a
Government owned, equipped and
operated line of railway from Montreal-to the Pacific. Premier Laurier put the case correctly, when be
said in a recent address delivered by
him in the city of Quebec, that "the
Conservatives do not object to the
construction of a second, transcontinental railway, but to the project
as submitted by tbe Government."
This is the case precisely. We
hope that,the above false presenta-
tion>of this issue will now receive
an effectual quietus. - -;
It may be within the memory of
pur . readers, as the fact is, that
when the Grand Trunk Pacific
agreement was before the house of
Commons foi* consideration, and
ratification, Mr. Borden on behalf
ofthe Conservative party, strongly
urged the Government to withdraw
the measure until after the next
general election to enable the electorate to pronounce upon the question in issue. He urged the great
importance' of the measure—the
most important, he said, that had]
twenty-five  years ; that the .■members of the House ■ had no  mandate |
from their constituents on thc question ; that   the  measure  before the
House was crude,   ill-digested and
lhat Canadians .were fitted only  for [ most improvident as regards the interests of the Canadian people ; tbat
little or nothing  was  known in regard to a large part of the  country
through which . it was proposed to j
construct the railway ; and that but
little, if any, time would be lost by
such   withdrawal.     His reasonable
arguments did  not,   however,  prevail.     'Cox can't wait," interposed
Mr. Blair, ex-Minister of Railways.
The measure .was' forced   through
the House and became law.    Another year passed, no work   having
been in the meantime done   in   the
construction ■ of - the  said  railway,
and  il again came   before   Parliament* as additional concessions were
demanded  by   the   Grind   Trunk
Railway   Company.    As amended,
the said agreement is now law, and
will be acted upon, disadvantageous
though   its provisions are   to' Canada,   unless  indeed   the   electorate
sustain the Conservative opposition
to the measure,
That Mr. Borden  and   the party
led by him, are in earnest in propos-
Wl'sI, in tho second place, to curtail.-
cost in the important matter of interest'
upon outlay during construction. To
ensure early completion, every section
of- the railway will be undertaken as
rapidly as, with all tlie resour-jcs of
government, surveys can he.made ami
contracts entered into. Wherever it
may be to the public interest we shall
not hesitate to exercise for the acquisition of existing railways the same
powers of compulsory purchase which
are possessed and exercised by railway
corporations for acquiring the property'
of individuals. We-shall supplement
pur railwa'.yvpolii'.y by such improvement of our canals and waterways, and
of our harbors as will brinjj; all up to lho
highest slaudaid of the day and to Lho
full needs of the country.
'•We fully realize that tiie people,
confident of the future of this Dominion, do not fear tiny reasonable'expenditure of money,: wisely made, which
may lend Co tlie .development of our
(•puntry and to tho greater prosperity
of its inhabitants. ; We also propose to
put an end to.thestund.ilous waste and
"extravagance which are incident to
the 'present administration of Government Railways,' believing, as wc do,
that their honest management under
a Commission would make the*e railways at least self sustaining and would
ail'ord better aceoinnrodation to commerce, and'more equitable conditions
in every respect t ha ii now- exist. Let
me a.Uo'say that I have .'.given, much
thought to the: conditions in ''British
.Columbia, which, in your opinion call
for special attention.in considering the
insurance    Real   Estate   and
Mining  Agent
ing to construct,, equip and operate ^financial   relations   between  the Do
it as a,public work of Canada, no
one can doubt. His latest statement regarding it is contained in a
minion aud that Province*.' You claim
not only tliat' these, conditions are .exceptional and peculiar to' the situa-
| tion and phvsical character of
telegram sentry bim from Toronto lyour pIOvi,,w, but also that they are
on the   10th  instant  to Sir Charles! permanent in their nature.      In my
Hibbert .Tupper as President of the
Conservative- Association, of which
the following is a copy :
■•Toronto. Ont:, Oct. 10, 1904.
Hon. Sir Charles Hibbert Titpper, K. C,
President    Conservative   Association,
Vancouver, B. (,'.-
"In reply to-your enquiry, permit mc
to-outline .the salient features, of our
transportation policy. We will immediately undertake the construction
of a transcontinental railway to the Pa-
opinion lhey are .such'as to demand
immediate enquiry and investigation,
to the end that any injustice clearly
established may be immediately relieved.
" R. L. Bobde>\"
The part of the telegram regarding better terms, we shall deal with
in a future issue. Meanwhile, we
hope that we have done something
to make plain some  features of the
1
cine as a government work.     To this; transportation   question,   and   that
endjwe shall vitalize all the powers of i Mr. Mackintosh will be elected from
government and the financial stiength
ofthe Dominion. • For obvious reasons
tho utmost expedition will be employed;   in   the lirst. place.,   to  satisfy
without delay the '..need  of our Great.
this constituency to assist Mr. Borden in his earnest endeavor to conserve the interests of the Canadian
people in this impoi taut matter.
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...' **. -       ' A''yjwiAttw&~*f'    'J'STfffiM  .   ���.-"i ~~; '���'������**f-'s'-���; '-i^SS?,  ..*  "���^i��*itau,jCU����'  v  ",      7r--ir''fi"i.-^'.���S!r  l   .<. y, jf7.i:..-.\._. _&~fif:  THE   NELSON  ECONOMI&x  -. .-SIV.-'TS  Dru  .'-T-'.'^l  Talking Machines.  Edison Phonographs, Prices, $10,* $20, $30, $50.  The New Edison Moulded Records, at 50c each, $5  per doz.  Berliner  Gramophones  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45.  7*-iiich Records, $6 per doz.  10-inch Records, $11 per doz.  Needles and all supplies sold ou the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  Pianos  Heintzman Pianos  The   New Scale Williams Pianos  AT SPECIAL PRICES  We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get-the benefit, as we have no  "sub agents" who must have a "rake off."  Cameras  | Your friend to remember you  j forever? If you do, make him  | or her a present of a  .. .    .    .  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  kPEN  Prices $1.50 to $10.   Let us  I put one aside for you.   These  I are the pens you see advertised *  I in the magazines:  We -warrant  1 them as well as the maker.-  They Are Uie BEST  Wall  y  _ i 7-'--f'8i  H      tJ J       HJCl  C\  AS"  We can supply yo*ur  wants for Fall House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP. ' ' -  \  KODAKS,  CAMERAS  AND.   SUPPLIES  FROM $1 TO $75  , (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China on it)  3STEW GOODS ARRIVING- WEEKLY  Reyal    Crown    Derby, -Crown    Vienna,    Havilani  Limoges,     Royal    Worcester,     Foley,    Minton    an  Copeland's..  any s  <--'!  iaira&'��Bifc&afr^73^^  ���I '-'-. }.'A" fit.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  RCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three   Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.   tion.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and  careful atten  ��^- V        ^gr _���       ^^-^   ���r       ^^r     ^_       -^^ _.       -g^ _r        V^^  Photographers I  '1   B        Vancouver and Nelson 3}  ^ BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C. ?  %&*^<*^i&^&^&^*^*J*fl^*^*Sk**>^*&ki*  UNITY IN  CANADA.  Sir Wilfrid   Laurier,   in   his recent Toronto address, is reported as  urging unity among Canadians, allowing no race or religious  cry  to  influence   people. *  This  is   as   it  should be.    It is a  pity,  however,  Jthat. he does not se^k to  inculcate  the same unity when he is addressing   French-Canadian   audiences���  'for it. is well known  thit  he  does  not;    and   that   he   perm ts    his  party organs, published in the Pro:  vince of Quebec, to sow the seeds of  racial and religious dissension.   We  clip the following, ��� translated  Irom  an article  in a recent  issue  of L,a  Presse,' published   in   tlie   city   of  Montreal, and one of the recognized  Libet al organs  there, in this  campaign :'.'-.��� ''''A.    - AAA':.  "It.can  be said, without fear of  contradiction, that the elections will  turn upon the name of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier as a French-Canadian.  "This is how the Ottawa Citizen  and the Toronto Mail and Empire  have  for s.me  time presented the  qiiesiion. ' ���  "Unhappily, their supernumeraries in Quebec, blinded by political  passion, have opened the campaign  against their grand com patriot.  "Favorable to this serious and  systematic movement against our  race, the so-called Conservatives of  Quebec are.ready to applaud all the  diatribes launched against 'one of  ours.' "  Then La Presse calls upon all  F.ench-CanadianS-to see to it that  the man who, it alleges., is opposed  solely because he is French, be  elected for that reason. It is not  necessary to point out that the allegations.of Sir Wilfrid's as to the  arguments of the Mail and Empire  or of the Ottawa Citizen are deliberately false. Nor need we emphasize the real purport of the appeal  which Sir Wilfrid through La  Presse" presents to his compatriots  This ���-gentleman is practically saying : "No English-speaking .citizen  shall occupy the position of Premier  of this country."  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  r^   i��*   t   ���    ���-<��       __*>_, 1   t_���_, !������  r^>  o  UJ  W.'A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  JOHN MclAtCHiE  Dominion and  Provincial  rLand Surveyor  Opt. B, C. Customs House, Nelson  &  Nottingham, England.  Navy Cut Mild, Medium and Full j  ft ��� a ma " -!''-'.orl  LUntm   HJIi't#4iiBr>n  navy m.MUic,  V. V.4  Navy  Cut  Cigarette  Tobacco,  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to I'one  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  i Tumer/Beeton & Co., L'td, victoria, b.c.  ������-' *���..--���-..-���^,:-.���.-,-���- -������;-�����-���<  MONTREAL Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cor  _ _ dovan" Gloves and Mitts  II      R. H. CARLEY, B. C. Agt.  COAL  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompanied* by cash and should he forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of   ,.;  W. P. TIERKEY; GENERAL AGEKT tfHE NELSOtf ECONOMIST  H    9g    SEZjgZT�� :$. I  I  Why not get thetn ? Itis si ch a comfort for winter evenings.  You may require a very simple p; ir of glasses, which would give you  great relief.  Consult our Optician.    He will tell you.  Certificate of Improvements.  Little Johnnie .Mineral C In im, situate In Ibe  Nelson Mining lMvislon of Wi-st lCooteiwy  District.  Where locnterl: On Rover Creels. .ubout  three miles from Kooteiniy Kivi r. Take notice Unit I, Km nit Klctehcr, of lhe City of  Nelson, acting as i��Kei��tl'��r myself, Free Miner's CertllKtit'e No. 1332,023, and A. <J. Flurn-  merfelt, Kree Miner's Certificate No. 1180,0-21,  intend, sixty tlnys from lhe dute hereof, to  apply to the Mining ltecorder for a Certillciitc  oi ImpiovemoBW for the purpose of obtain-  ining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice thnt action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the ln-  susince of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2Glli dny of May. A. JJ 190-1.  Kkank Kw-'/rciiEK.  Certificate of Improvements.  PATENAUD  Watchmakers, Jewellers and  I       Opticians.       Pho:ie 293  The Vancouver and Kootenay mineral  claims,Kitnalo in the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay district.  Where loeated: On cast side of Kootcnny  f.nke, about three miles cast of the town of  Sanca.  Take notice that I, J. h. G. Abbott, Free  Miner's Certitlcate No. B8-M8-1 for myself and  asngentfor H. Abbott, Free Miner's Certlllcate No. US-MS*", and E. 1*. Heatley. Free Miner's Certificate No. 116,*i,2'15, Intend, sixty days  from the dute hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a. Ccrtilicate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant  of the above claims.  And iurthcr take notice that action, under  Section 37,must be commenced before Issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 20th day of June, 1904.  J. ti. G. Abbott.  Local and Provincial.  Good Ashcroft potatoes are selling for  fl.65 per cwt.  "Mining Recorder Lucas of Kaslo is  ^ visiting Nelson.  CUSH GRQC  A. R. Heyland, P: L. S., is survey-,  ing the Noble Five Group, at Sandon.  Ihe property is expected to shirt work  Within a short time.  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, bricl;  (aud woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Ell  gatcliffe has returned  from a  ffsittotbe St. "Louis fair.     Wliile ab-  ���tent Mr. Sutcliffe distributed Nelson  tourist literature in such a manner as  - to bring about beneficial results.  . Ut. and Mrs. tVJllirta Brown ari<*~|  "little daughter, of. Nelson, lclt this  fltorning fofthe old country. They  tfill first visit relatives of Mrs. Brown's  in Ireland and then go Xo Mr. Brown's  old home iti England.,  The Success Club will holdu meeting  next Monday evening, when scats will  be allotted those who will-take part in'  ;the Mock Parliament debates tlite  Winter' sIt":i3 desirable-'thafr:''ult who  intend to ' participate in the debates  Bhould be present.  Corner Mill arid Josephine Sts.  Us ao Order for Your  Groceries, then Notice  The promptfteispf dellvcny.  The <:lea:mcs�� and freshness of Goodi.  The fullhoncst measure.  The quality of wnat you get.  Vou will llml iibundim treason for sending  your future otdcrs. _ .......  This Week's Specials Are:  1MbBoxes of A '-I'.Ci caincry, Butter at 27c  per pound.  -'Silver Spoon Tea, 50c per'pound."   **-*  Rajah Brand l'iucnpple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's Boneless Chicken, 35fe'per tlu"  Frank  Fletcher  PBOVIN---VL liANB SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P.O. Box563      Office: Kootenay St. Nelson  John-E. Procter, city ticket agent of  ��� the.C.*"P. B., waa married last-Monduy  morning to Miss .Bessie*; Riley, at the  residence ofHhe~bfttie'smol\ieJ:~*   Mr.  'and.Mra./Procter are weirknown in  ' Nelson, andjvill receive tlie hearty congratulations" of 'a���large  number , of  ���friends.:; y **       -"A'-  A well known contractor is authority for the statement -that Nelson will  experience a building boom,next year.'  He bases his belief on tbe ground tbat  every desirable house in the city is now  - occupied, and that new houses must be  erected to meet the requiremen ts of the  rapidly Increasing population. > ^  ~Z    Theqliestion of~th'e7price tobe naid  for the water used by the motors id  likely to cause some trouble for the  council before it   is finally adjusted.  There is no denying the fact that the  -'  council must do -something to reduce  ' ' the amount of water used, but it is ab-  -*-. eolutely essential that the adjustment  '. shoutd take .place on a basis -that will  -not make the use of water, if it can be  * spared for this purpose,   prohibitive.  \* A fair revenue  is desirable,! an exor-  / bitant charge is emphatically undesirable.  Joseph D. Downs is now prepared to  .clean chimneys on the shortest notice.  Satisfactory work is guaranteed.  ]  *i mio:s"�� is  Nelson Opera  ONE NIGHT ONLY  Tuesday, October 25th  Eleventh successful  season of the brilliant  Southern comedy  A Romance of  _  iCOOBHOBftW  SHERIFF'S SALE.  By virtue of several .Warrants of Execution  issued out of the County Court of Kootenay,  holdeu at Kelson, against the goods nnd chat-  telsof the Active Gold Mining Company, Limited, non-personal liahility. I have seized and  taken in Execution, all the risht, title and interest of the said Active Gold Mining Company, Limited, non-personal linbility.-lu tlw-  mineral claims known af und called VQueen,"  "Union .Jack," ���."Empress,''. ''Horseshoe,"  ���'Climax,", '.'llernard," "Admiral Mayer," nnd  *'Magly"all situate on Porcupine creek, nnd  recorded in the ollice of the Minintt Recorder  for;tho Nelson Mining Division of "WestKoote-  nay District, and also nil the right, title and  interest of the said Active Gold Mining Company, Limited, non-personal liability, in one  70 ampere dynamo, manufactured by the  Crockcr-Wheeler "Co., of Kew, Jersey, wltli  switch frame and switches,'onc|Pelt6iiwater-  wheel, one driving wheel, with shafting ana  bearings, about 30 feet of leather belting, about  300 feet ofl2 Inch Bteel water pipe with reducer  and cut-off valve, about two miles of insulated  copper wire, and a similar length of telephone  wire, one machine drill,one telephone instrument, together with other mining and electri-  cal.mochirierj'V.ofwhicha catalogue may be  seen nt<my office; all of which I shall expose  for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy ;sald  several Warrant^ of .Execution and costs, at  my ollice, next the Court House In the.City of  i Nelson.B. C, on Wednesday* the 26th day ot  |.0ctobcr next, at the hour of eleven o'clock in  the forenoon. ��� -  -  Term s'of Sale, Cash. -' ���  .TJated at Nelson, B. C.,14tli October, 1004.  S. P. Tuck,  _ Sheriffof South Kootenay.  '���The best Southern play ever written."���N.  Y. Herald.  Produced with complete new scenery by  Max Matzer, tlio famoHK academy of music  artist. Wonderful electrical and mechanical  effects: '.'*��� The Coon Hollow Serenade���, a  feature of thu original production at the Fourteenth StreetTiieatro, New York City.  SEE  The thrilling burglary Tableau.  The Dynamite Scene in Coon Hollow.  The Flight from Home.  The Historical Steamboat Race and Plantation Kc-velB.  Tlie Stirring Tragedy at tho Cotton Press.,  I'rlcea.Jl and 7o cents  Saatsoii s:ilu at McDonald's.  Wednesday, October 26  SHERIFFS SALE.  By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued  out of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,  against the goods and chattels of Morley and  Company, and by virtue of a Warrant of Execution issued outrof the County Court of  Kootenay, liolden at Nelson, against the goods  and chattels of Thomas' Morley.I have seised  and taken in Execution all the right, title  and interest of tho said Morley and Corapan '  and-of-tlie said-ThomasUorley-iu-thc stoeicain  trnde, goods and store fittings situated and  being in filestore building recently occupied  hy the said Morley and Company, on Baker  Street, in the City of Nelson; all of which I  shall expose, for sale or sufficient thereof  to satisfy said Judgment debts and costs,'at  my office, next to'the Court-House, In tho  City of Nelson, B. C, on Monday, the 24th  day of October, 1901, at the hour of eleven  o'clock, in the forenoon.  Note ��� Intending purchasers" will satisfy  themselves as lo the Interest and title of the  said Morley and Company and Thomas Morley.  Terms of Sale, Cash.  Dated at Nelson, B.'C, 14th day of October, I  1901. '  B. P. Tuck,  Sheriff of South Kootcnry.  ONK NIGHT OM/i"  Wholesale and Rclal 1  Dji 0;-|l l  f.18  CHAS. K CALLAHAN'S LATI3ST AND  HEST WOUK  GKAMMFATHER'S  CLOCK  rviiie  New fall ao[  illineryr Ladies1  Our stock of Ladies''and. Children's Mantles, Jackets and Coats is now complete and we have marked them at prices exceedingly low.  Ladies' Walking* Skirts from $2.50 each to $9.  Ladies' Dress Skirts from $2 each to $18.  Ladies' Fancy Dress Skirts, for evening wear, at reduced prices.   **-  i>  Blankets���We are showing in all qualities and sizes and our cash prices on these goods are much lower than last season.  FRED  IRVINE  CO.,   LIMITED.  THE BIG CASH STORE  FURNITURE  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays:  M��ARTHUR^ <& GO,  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS.  -FROM-  A     NEW    KNOLAND     HEA1.T     STOKY  (In Three Acts)  Another Old Homestead.���I'ortland Oregon-  fan. Oct. 7tli.  A pure sweet story of life in New England.  Dou't Miss  The Famous Caroline Quartette  _N ELSON  ^TRIPLE   BEAD  FRONT SIGHT '  Price Postpaid, $2   An Ivory Beid, a Black Bead and a Gold Bead, all on the gun  at onetime for huuting and target shooting.     There is no single  color that shows well under all conditions.    Thus you can change  to suit conditions by simply turning the sight.  '-' Made'to fit all guns having**slot.  Cheap Fall Excuursion Rates  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  STREET, NELSON, B. C  Prices, SI and 75 cents.  Beats oil tuilo ut McDonald's.  SALT MEATS  Camps supplied on shortest.  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager] Old CuriesityShop,Josephine SI, Nelson  Sewingliachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  World's Fair Rates  SI. Louis $60  Chicago $65  Last Selling Dates   Oct. 3,4, 5.  NOTICE.  Tn tlie matter of an application fbr a duplicate of n Certificate of Title to part of Lot 1815,  Group 1, Kootenay District.  Notice Is hereby given that itis my Intention to Issue at the expiration of one month  fiom the first publication hereof a duplicate  of the Certificate of Title to part of Lot 1315,  Oroi p 1, Kootenay District, In the name of  The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Company, which certificate is dated tlie 24th day  of January, 1698, and numbered 300K.  H. F. MACLroD.  District Registrar.  Land IV-glBtry Office, Nelson, B.C.,  5th October, 1901.  NICKERSON,  THEJFWEIER,  BAKER ST.  For" full particulars apply to local agents.  J. 8. CARTER,  DlBt.Pass. Agt.>  Nelson.  E. J. COYLE.  A. G- P. A.  Vancouver  We only ask one trial to make you our cur  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry. Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything in the  line. Reasonable charges. work sent uu  from outside towns will receive the Rame care  ns it personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  80 YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  ���tfenta.  receive  lent free Oldest agency for wearingjuii  .. Patent* taken through Munn & Co.  \tpeeiol notice, without charge, ln,tho  Scientific Hfinericatu  A'iumdaom��lrillustrated weekly,   tartreat'tt.-  eulatlon of jiny^BclenUflo Journal.   Torms, W a  A' nandsoroely .Mnstrated weekly.   I-Jircest ctr��  ���VoH ol any eclentlflo Journal.   Torma. ts a  : tour months.��. SoldbyaH jcwsdgilerj.  ��38iu����*��r. fjew York  Uogton. O.C.  yenr: tour months  .   ^BfWjaiOn^.0  S*FBt.WMlU]icton.  1 Nelson Hardware Co.  Sportsmen's  Headquarters.  $1 per day and up'  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER-'.HALL,   AND   VERNON   STREETS,  TWO'BLOCKS FROM WHARF,  I c  _* ���  %   . ,   , ...        (Formerly Clarke House) T  S     The beet $1 per day house in Nelson.     None but white help employed    Thc       X  -'*:* bar tho best. %  (3. WABARTLETT Prop��,btor %  ���������^������'�����������������������������������������������������������������������<>��'�� ����������������������*������������������������  Geuin.ne Home-  *! :.  made        Bread  Ij    Cake and Pastry  Orders Filled  Promptly-^Everything Warranted Pure  and Good.  *.*W**H5ri*&UVrrj*K��.^tt^  C^m^rf^sSttiK  gy!*ry-.^i ^tyrryrv

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