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 7-*a '.-���>' 0:2r~;T      ~-'s!p5r~^~'=f-r7-���  1    ���--- ^-7_r=&.TJ_T  ��g7, .QrT-���,t  r^sTr,  ^i-'^SLLL   jk-^j^^  :jfry.,f^f����77  fyJb'Z. y  V..,jC.,.1,,f.h1.f��*a*^   ^".fl"^* ^ V5   ,.,&t..,     "* "'|....���ir.,/l  3s  *j��^��SL���JS2?  si; >  -a. _��� ���    /,,._.,,.,_i,.-- ,,7.,.,i,._?,,.,���*h,.T?^*t   "*���    "*      ~" ��^^a��%g. r^wjjt"?a '    -e   -ggL" "cfo      ���    -��  j ri -i >��i���f^'-T^mTrriit.'ir.W.'.iW'frr'ir-ft' 13^;  n~__ j        R~���     ^- h."*     -r^     ���'    "-5���^,;    *a "llH-    .    ~���  '''���     " **  *|1��      M      nu  ^a  "V     ,y     "^  VOLUME VI.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1903.  Number 40  NA  w  \\  Three in the House of Lords,  One in the Ministry.  BRIEF SKETCH SHOWING  Their  Relations to This  Country  and Their Present Duties  in the Old Land.  The election of Mr. C. D. Kose  to the Imperial House of Commons  for the constituency of Newmarket  gives us six Canadians in the historic Assembly. One of these is a  member of the government. In  addition there are three Canadians  in the House of Lords. Our three  peers are Lord Strathcona, Lord  Mount-Stephen, and Baron Hali-  burton.  Righ Hon. Henry Bonar Law is  the Canadian in the Ministry. He  was born and educated in Kent  County. New Brunswick, and is the  Bon of a clergyman, Rev. James  Law.  c. The Canadians who are members  of the House of Lords are all self-.  made men. Lord Strathcona, of  course, is familiar to us all. In  boyhood, a clerk in the Hudson's  Bay Company,-,away, off on tbe  nor h'shoreof the Gulf of St. Lawrence, he rose to the poBi tion. of-factor in the Northwest, acquired  -wealth, staked his fortune in, the  ���work of constructing the trans-  ���continental line, became a knight,  ind finally a peer of the realm, the  owner of Glencoe and the occupant  of Knebworth, Lord Lytton's old  home. For his philanthropy, his  hospitality, and his public spirit  Lord Strathcona is famous.  Before Lord Strathcona left Scotland for Canada in the service of  the Hudson's Bay Company he had  ae a companion in Aberdeen a lad  named George Stophen! He.parted  with Stephen to begin hia work in  Labrador. After the part ng, Stephen entered tho linen drapery  business, learned something of the  trado, and emigrated to Montreal.  At Montreal ho became in the  course of years the head of a wMe-  ealo firm, and ultimately a banker.  Reuniting with Lord Strathcona in  tho railway enterprise ho aidod in  onauring its success. George Stephen ia now Lord Mount-Stephen,  nnd tho colloaguo of tho friend ol  hifl boyhood in tho House of Poors,  Thocasoof Baron Haliburton dif-  fere from that of tho othor  noblemen.     No\ra Sootia surprieod the  world in tho first half oi tho nineteenth oontury by tho production ol  n roinarkablo book, "Tho Sayings ol  Sam Slide, tho Olookmakor."   The  volumo, whioh was ladon with philosophy humorously prosontod, bo-  camo tho moat popular work of tho  day,    It is ovon now road with the  doopoat intoroBt.     The author  was  Judge Haliburton, who prior to hie  olovation to tho bonoh had occupied  n Boat in tho Nova  Sootia  Login-  laturo.    .Tudgo Haliburton'a homt  waa   at   Windsor,   N.   S.     Then-  Arthur Lawronoo Haliburton, tht  present Baron, k'ub  born.     Thoro  ulrto, at King's College, was Baron  Haliburton educated.    Judge Haliburton pasHocl from Nova Sootia to  tlio Imperial   Houso of  Commons.  Ho with  Sir  Allen  MaoNab, wan  among tho iirat colonials to ait for  an English conatituonoy.     But hia  oxporionco   waa   aomowhat   bolloi  than that of Sir  Allen, who abandoned tho honor And roturntd to  Canada to spend the evening of his  life. Judge Haliburton's son entered the War Office and became  Director of Supplies and Transports. His work was warmly  appreciated, and he rose to the position of permanent Under-Secretary  for War. On his retirement he became the first Baron Haliburton.  Of the six Canadians in the  House of Commons, Mr. Law has  already been mentioned. One of  his colleague?, but sitting in a different part of the House, is Hon.  Edward Blake, who represents  Longford. Born in the County of  Middlesex, educated at Upper Canada College, and at the University  of Toronto, at one time- Premier of  Ontario, and at another Minister of  Justice, he is identified in an  especial degree with Canadian life.  A friend of Mr. Blake's in his  political work in this country waa  Hon. George Brown. Mr, Brown  married a daughter of Thomas Nelson, the Edinburgh publisher. He  had a son, George Mackenzie Brown,  so named after his father, and as  regards the second name, after Hon.  Alexander Mackenzie. This young  man spent his early days in Toronto, attended Upper Canada College, and afterwards went to Edinburgh, where he became the managing trustee of the Nelson firm.  George Mackenzie Brown is now a  member of the House of Commons,  and a strong supporter of the Liberal party.  When Mr. Blake led the Liberals  in the House of Commons at Qt-.  tawa one of his opponents was General John Wimburn Laurie,' who  represented Shelhurrie, N. S. This  gentleman sought the repreBenta-  of Pembroke in the Imperial House  in 1895, with success, and has  since sat for that constituency, giving the Unionist government his  support.  At the last general election Gil  bert Parker, who is a native of Ad-  dington County, ran in the Conservative interests for Graveeend. The  novelist won, and has Bince become  a knight on literary and political  grounds.  Mr. Rose, the latest addition to  the Cuuadian colony, is a eon of the  late Sir John Rose, at one time Finance Minister of Canada, after retiring from the Finance Ministership, entered the banking firm of  Morton, Rose & Co., and lived in  London. His second son, Charles,  vvho is now in Parliament, is alao  in the banking business. This gon-  tleraan spent his early years in  Montreal, and was on active service  as a militiaman during tho Tront  excitement, and on tho oconeion of  tho Fenian Raid. Ho also took  part in tho construction of tho Canadian Pacific.  Canadians have bocomo distinguished in England in ways othor  than politics. For oxamplo, Peroy  Girouard, son of Mr. Justice Gir-  ouard, of tho Supromo CourJ, has  riaon to tho front rank as a military and railway engineer. Ho  constructed tho railway for Lord  Kitchonor in the Soudan, nnd tcok  ohargo of tho South African Jail-  ways during tho war. Hiaaorvicoa  havo boon rootignizocl by hia Sov-  oroign, lor he ia now Sir Percy.  Sir John Murray, a scientist who  haa mado tho ocean hia lifo-Btudy,  was born at Oobourg.  A CiSAPTEH ��  Fire did about % 12,000 damage to  Hanna & HutohoBon'o aloro at  Huntavlllo.  Stophon Todd, of Ningara-on-tho-  fiiiko, claims to bo tho next of kin  of Geo. W. Todd, tho wealthy man  found dead at Hamilton. Iluuiil-  ton hoapital authorities havo  lnarnod that Todd lived in Forks  Road, Welland county, about forty  yoara ago.  Where the Member for This  District Stood in 1899.  OPPOSED    PARTY    LINES  1 The People of This Province Do  Not    Want   Party Politics   in  Their Local Elections."  'A'  ,, i.u^JivnnmikS'^T^TieSr'Z WJNM  ,   ,,    .       ��.l 1,1/ .       ��.       ��r  On January 14, 1899, the following announcement appeared in the  Nelson Tribune :  "On and after Monday next,  John Houston will be the editor  and business manager of the Tribune. His salary will be $166.66  a month."  The object of thia paragraph ib  not to show that Mr. Houston  drew a salary scarcely commensurate with his ability aB a writer,  but rather to demonstrate that on  and after January 14, 1899, be  became responsible editor of the  Tribune, and as such cannot disassociate himself from the policy of  that paper. It is quite evident that  in those days Mr.'Houston was determined that he should not be  mistaken for a Conservative, for on  the 18th of January he published  the following paragraph :  "The question ia asked : 'What  side of politics will the Tribune  take ?' The Tribune will be what  it has always been, an independent  newspaper. It will not give blind  support to either the Liberal or Conservative parties, and it hafc1 no particular use for the self-constituted  leaders of either of these parties in  or out of the Kootenay."  On the 27th of January, Mr.  Houston believed the time was ripe  to show exactly where he stood on  the question of introducing party  lines into provincial politics. On  that date he wrote :  "Tho first attempt to run provincial elections on party lines hae  died aborning. In tho north riding of East Kootenay the Conaer-  vatives made a stand, but their  oandidate dropped out before nomination day. The people of thia  province, that is the rank and filo,  do not want party politics in their  looal elections, nnd probably in  timo tho would-be loaders will recognize that fuot."  Four days later, January 81,  1899, Mr. Houston in his papor ox-  pressed himsolf as follovvB ;  ������Whilo a fow Conservatives in  this provinco aro advocating tho  dfivwing of party lines in provincial bye-eleotione,', etaunch Con-  aervativos are vdvooating tho drawing of party lines in tho provinco  of Now Brunowiok, whoro thero ia  a gonoral oleotion ponding.       *  *       *   Tho pooplo of  British  Columbia will not havo tho now  dogma forced upon thorn, for thoy  know that if they nro to havo good  jovernmont it can boat bo obtained  )y electing tho best mon, irroapecl-  vo of their political  bias, to  tho  ogialntivo noaombly.   Then, again,  tho common pooplo nro just a trifle  tired of tho yauppinge of profoa-  aional politioiawi."  In thoso days Tins Economist waa  young, and with thnt impotuoua-  noao whioh in ovor tho characteristic  of youth oocaoionnlly gavo utterance to Btrong ConBorvatlvo foeliliga.  Thin waa a nourco of groat annoyance to Mr. Houston, and in ordor  to show tbo oditor of thia paper  that ho disapproved of nuoh uttor-  ancon and tho politiou of tho oditor,  on tho 2nd of February ho remarked in tho columns of tho Tribuno that Thk Economist wao  "edited by David Mark O&rley, a  hide-bound Conservative from Victoria."  This paper bad been advocating  party lines in a fight then going  for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. However, on the 26th of  February, a few days after the  election of Mr. Hume, the Tribune  said:  "The Eoonomist takes its defeat  philosophically. It says the principles it advocates may be triumphant some day."  On the 24th of February the Tribune has this item:  "The New Brunswick election  should bea.lessoh to the politicians  in this province who want to run  provincial elections on Dominion  party lines. The"; ji>eople in New  Brunswick eat down on the scheme,  and the ptople of British Columbia  will do the same ;when ��� given a  chance."  The foregoing extracts seem to  disprove the statement that the  Conservatives of Nelson are in duty  bound to regard John Houston as  a leader in their party by right of  long service in the ranks. Or in  other words, are Conservatives  bound to accept as leader any interloper who dares to inject his  jaundiced jaw into their counsels ?  The tramcars will begin running  the first week in May.  Evidently Mr. Prentice does not  feel well disposed towards Mr.  Robt. Green, and it is equally certain Mr. Green has not much use  for Mr. Prentice.   A ,  This paper has frequently stated  its belief that the Liberal Govern-,  ment would not change the existing  tariff on lead, and we appear to  have guaged the situation successfully.  One of those women who have an  antipathy for tobacco entered a car  and inquired of the man Bitting  near her : "Do you chew tobacco,  sir?" "No, madam, I'"do not,"  was the reply, "but I can get you a  chow if you want one."  There is an increasing demand  for the stock of the Cherry Creek  Gold Mining Company, 75,000  shares having already been disposed  of in St. Paul at 25 cents per  eharo. Tho stock will be increased  to 50 cents a share, on account of the  Btriking of the big1 load on the  main tunnel.  Mr. R. S. Lonnie, tho Conservative candidate for Nolson, ia receiving assurances of support not  only from Conservatives, but from  Liberals as well, who aro dissatis  fled with tho manipulators of their  party. Hia friends nro making a  persistent oanvasB, and no matter  whon tho eleotion takes place, Mr.  Lonnio will bo fully prepared to  moot all-coinore.  A dofinito contract has boon concluded botweon tho Trail smoltor  and tho Kootonay mino for tho  shipping and smelting of not loss  than fifty tons of oro daily at a  rato whioh is st-itod to bo ohoapor  thnn tho mino could possibly reduce the oro itsolf. Tho Kootonay  has praotioally boon off tho shipping HbI ainco August, 1807, but it  has now finally tho opportunity of  proving itsolf.  Tho drug Btoroa of J. II. Van-  Btono nnd W. V. Tootzol & Co. havo  boon morgod in tho buainess of tho  Canada Drug & Hook Co., Limited.  Thia will give the lattor firm com-  ploto control of tho drug buainosB  of Nolson and will malco it tho lar-  goat retail business of tho kind in  Britiah Columbia, Thin company  stands high in tho commercial  world, nnd fully npprooiatos tho requirements of tho drug trado.  PEN PICTURES  of states���  Peculiar    Characteristics    of  Some of Our Legislators.  fat." He is the best-natured member of the House, and anyone in  j trouble just ringB up Harry to  straighten out things. He will do  anything for a friend except serve  his time. In a campaign, he says  little, but has a dry humorous way  of piling up the ballots in the  count.  FIVE     SHINING    LIGHTS.  John Oliver, A. E.  McPhillips, W.  C. Wells, Richard Hall and  H. Dallas Helmcken.  JOHN OLIVER,   M. P. P".  for  ���������-.. . . ",     0  Delta, iB a thorough type of the old  staunch Puritan, in other words, a  14-karat Reuben from the old house.  He knows quite a lot about running  a farm and hard work, and in time  may grasp some of the knotty  points that come before the Legislature. He is known among his  intimate friends by the pet name of  "Olalla Jock." ; He has a strong objection to being "muzzled," and ie  not afraid to say so.  A. E. McPHlLLIPS, member for  Victoria City, is looked upon as  one of the most concientious members of the House, and makes every  effort to do what he thinks right.  He is a great orator, and can talk  more and say le33 than any public  speaker in the Dominion. Thip  may be accounted for, by the fact  that he ia a lawyer, and therefore a  professional orator. His dashing  military app'earance and fierce  moustache would certainly entitle  him to the position of "chasseur" in  a German band.  W. C. WELLS is member for  Northeast Kootenay and Chief  Commissionei of Lands and Works.  The former position he is fairly capable of filling.' He runs a b'g sawmill at Palliser, and ships large  quantities' of lumber into the North-  weBt over the C. P.R. He is not  an "eloquent speaker, but can make  some very lucid explanations oi  departmental affairs .when Called  upon to do so by tho House. Being  an inveterate gossip, he iB a general  favorito with the fair sex, and no  pink tea is considered just the  thing if tho Chief Commissioner  does not put in an appearance.  RICHARD HALL, M. P. P., is  ono of the thinking men in tho  Houso, and when ho spooks his remarks are generally of tho blylho  and gay character. Woro ho in tho  United Statos Sonato ho would  probably bo bo known as " a noino  with hair on it." Ho takos a keen  intorost in fostoring tho fish industry, and from roturna of corroepon-  donco brought down last session  upon tho fiHh-trap question, it is in-  forrod that ho is also keenly ulivo  to tho "grafting" poasibilitioa of tho  country, but,this of courso ia a mat-  tor which properly comes undor tho  heading of horticulture. Whon in  deop thought ho aBSiimos the poso  of Nolly Bly, so bountifully pictured in tho nursery rhymo; ho  however knows tho value of four  acres,,and discards Nellie's plan of  holding thorn,  BXf  EASTERN CANADA.  H. DALLAS HELMCKEN, K.C.,  BomotimoB known as "Our Harry,"  ia ono of tho mombors for Victoria.  Ho is a champion exponent of  tho politicians' "glad hand" and tho  diplomatic ''ha ha." Pooplo vory  often do not know how Harry is  going to voto, and it io doubtful if  ho knows himself, and cares loss.  Life to him iH a ploasant droam,  i and hiu  motto is "laugh and grow  Seeding has begun at Rosenfield,  Man.  Lord Minto will visit St. Thomas  jn May.  ." Montreal corpenters will strike if  they do not get 25c per hour wages.  London's tax rate has been fixed  at 23 mills on the dollar.  Chatham is considering the advisability of appointing a truancy  officer.  Ottawa Scotchmen talk of erecting a statue to  the late Sir Hector  Macdonald.  Hon. President Wood of the Ontario Liberal-Conservative association's dead. ��  Lady Minto wants $125,000 in  order to provide an endowment for  cottage hospitals.  Halifax Conservatives are orga v  zing  in   anticipation of  ah early  Dominion election. ���  Ottawa Irishmen object to posters  caricaturing the Irish race. The  police "say they can't interfere.  ..Thejre are fifteen applicants for a  vacant position o on the teaching  staff of a Kingston Public School.'  'The wages of Belleville corporation employees have been increased from $1.25 to'at least $1.35  per day.  Ex-Premier Greenway, of Manitoba, ieat Guelph purchasing a car  of shorthorn cattle and seeds for  the west.  The Sons of England band will  provide open-air concerts for Ham-  iltonians, the city paying $325 for  the music.  The railroad companies will wait  upon tho Dominion Government  to seek changes in tho proposed  Railway Act.  A railroad from Dawson city to  somo of tho neighboring creeks will  bo constructed this yoar. It will  bo 80 mileB in length.  Rev. S. J. McArthur, of New Glasgow, N. S., has BUggciitcd tho amalgamation of tne three Presbyterian  churches of that place, of ono of  whioh ho ia pastor.  At Windsor Lord Dundonald snid  Canada has lino material for a groat  army. Tho soldier of tho futuro, ho  doolares, must bo an export with  tho riflo, insload of in drilling.  The govommont will Bond a detachment of mounted police to tho  lower Mackonzio rivor this summer  to loolc after tho United States  whalore who aro Boiling liquor to  tho nativoH.  Rov. Canon Louoks rofusod to  oonduct tho burial aorvico of tho  widow of tho Into Dr. Evans at Pic-  ton bocauo a young man, who was  a relation of hers, got into difficulty.  Tho Lord Bishop may bo asked to  investigate.  Jj^Somo 250 mon who woro employed by ihe Iluwlcosbury Lumber  company at Hawlu-,.-u.iiy wont on  strike. Thoy w��nt higher wages  and iocognition of tholr union, but  tho company wiil not acoodo to  oithor demand.  At Montreal, on Maundy Thursday, Archbishop Cruohosi performed tho anclont coromony of  washing tho foot of 12 sominaristH,  in imitation of tho aot of tho Saviour in washing tho foot of tho  twolvo apostloy.  The C. P. R. Helps Out the  Undertaking-.  MR. ESTES AS A SPEAKER  Appointments that Seem to Meet  With   Popular  Favor.  , The Nelson Agricultural and Industrial   Association   has   secured  from  the   C. P. R. all  the vacant  lots lying eaBt  of the present re��  creation grounds, and  will  extend  the fence 400 feet on the east side,  with   the    view' of   making   the  grounds   large enough to have a.  race track.    By this change the lacrosse players  will have  twice as  much room as they have how, and  there will be  ample room for the  erection of suitable buildings  for  exhibition  purposes.    The exhibition will be held  the last week in  September,  and  good   substantial  prizes will  be offered  for poultry,  fruits, vegetables, horticultural products,  ladies'  fancy  work,  school  work, etc.   Of course the principal  exhibit will be the  product of the  mines,    Nelson is  so situated that  the display  of  minerals should be  most attractive;    The officioIs -; ol  the association, now that they have-  secured the grounds, will get down  to business at once.  Mr. Este?, president of the-  United Brotherhood of Railroad  Employees, has been lecturing in  Nelson this week. Without discussing the merits of the present-  strike, it must be admitted that  Mr. Estes knows well how to placi  his "side of the question in its best  light before the people. He is a  fluent speaker, and possesses the  quality of sustaining interest in his  subject for an hour or so at a time.  The peculiarity of Mr. EBteB' atylo  is that he breaks right into hia subject at once, and at no timo does it  appear aa if he was speaking simply for the purpoBO of gaining applause. If any fault can bo found  with Mr. Ed ton. it might bo his Ion-  donoy in tho direction of repeating  old stories, but thoro is thia much  to bo said in extenuation of thia offense, no mat tor how old tho story  may be, ho tolls it well, and in  doing bo, illustratoB his argumont  vory forcibly.  Tho Vancouver Provinco haa tho  following: " Tho appointment of  Chief Justico Hunter and Rov. E. S.  Itowo as tho Royal Commission to  investigate tho labor troubles of thia  provinco will moot with tho heartiest commondotion of all poraons  in British Columbia. No soleotlon  could havo boon mado whioh would  havo given moro absoluto nnd unqualified satisfaction than thnt of  tho Chiof Justico, His clear, kocn  judicial mind and ability to wolgh  motives and pioroo through impos-  turo, malco him an idoal momborof  such a committoo of inquiry. Rov.  Mr. Uowo'b appointment too will  bo greeted vvith approval. Vory  few mon in Canada havo given the  careful and Honrohing study of  Hocial and economic questions whioh  ho has, and hiu broad-minded conception of tho duties of corporations!  and individuals to society asi n  whole Ills him, in the opinion  especially of tho groat body of  workingmon, for tlio position of a,  commissioner. The appointment  of tho commission is vory timely,  and it io to bo hoped that much  good may result from ita laboro."  I'.-rl It *\|"V��       "rH       I I, ,       >l )�� - *  If  $ '  X Z "���' *v  ?.  il  if. ,^&,,jw^JJ^;L.v^��,.��.'sM.te...:i^^  T....H,    *&i^iFX^.....,���.,,_,_i���,,^....^ra���^^,,-^^,^  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST  t  The Nelson  Economist  Published every Saturday  al'tc-ruoon at  Vl'ItXu:; rtTKEKT. N:-.1.S"N, I',. C.  $1.00 Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  Address all communications, "Publisher of Thk >Tei_sox  Economist, kelson, 15. C."  ANNOUNCEMENT.  With this issue Thk Economist  is reduced to $1.00 per jrear (m  advance), and in order to settle old  subscriptions at once, all subscribers in arrears, who will pay up  on or before April 29th, can do so  at the rate of $1.00 per year. If  not paid at that time, the old rate of  $2.00 per year will be charged.  This week The Economist has"  been enlarged, andoit is hoped to  double its present size within the  next month or so. Several new departments will be added, and it is  hoped to make the paper interesting enough to become a regular  visitor to nearly every household in  Nelson and the Kootenays.  Nelson, March 14th, 1903.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Nelson will   have a  $40,000 court   house.  Many  are inclined  to believe that this is the  result oi representations made to the government by Supreme Court judges, but such is not  the case.    Mr. John Houston did it with his little hatchet.    It would   be useless longer   to  keep this  matter  a secret, and  Mr. Houston  with that modesty which is now regarded as hia  besetting  sin bos at last been  forced to come  out in an extra and  make the admission that  he secured the court house for  Nelson.     It is  now helieved  that if the government had not  placed   the ,!N0,C00  in the estimates for this  purpofe, tbe member for Nelson district would  have put up the building at  hia own expense.  However this contingency did not arise.    The  government will  build the court   house, and  now the multitude  proclaim in a loud voice :  "Great is Houston of the Nelsonians."  The Economi.-t has ever acknowledged its  allegi.ince to the Conservative party, believing that tho Conservatives had taken the initiative in every groat reform and had enrolled in their ranks the greatest statesmen.  However, this paper, has always qualified its  confession oi political faith by acquitting the  Conservative ymrty or any member thereof oi  any responsibility for tho utlorancos of Thu  Economist. Tlio Conservative party has  enough pins lo answer for without shouldering  tho burden of this pnper'a einB of omission  and commission,  Somo of Ntlfon merchante  havo decided to  inaugurate iho cosh eystem on and after May  1.   They clnim that by so doing tho customer  who pays cash for hia gooda will reap tho bon*  cjflt, HiuHimuh  us ho will not havo to pay aa  much for  his goula-uh ho would have whon  tho  merchant in obliged to increase his profits to miiko up fur Iofhpb cnueed by  soiling to  customers  who nro Blow pay and aomotimcB  novor pny nihil.     No doubt  thoro iB soma-  thing in this, nnd perhaps a Rroator advantago  in tho c.ttbh s-yHcm to both buyer and poller p  tl.e   fact thnt w hen a pcrFon pnys ciihh ho is  not so apt to buy what ho docs not need at nil.  All things coriHiloiod it poems aa if  tho cash  system is nn innovation  which would  prove  mutually beneficial.  *   --*lf-*Wtfny*W112(ft���tip_1*tJl|(w-  Tho Tribuno has outlined tho proceoduro,  paid lo havo bet 11 resolved on by tho Executive  of the  Provineinl.  Conservative Association,  for  tho nomination of 'Candidates at tho next  provincial   election,      What   lunguai��o  will  tho rank nnd (ilo of tho Conservatives in Nolson upo to (-xprrpH tholr opinion of this scheme  as applied to (In in ?    It, jh expressly designed  to pHivont Ihi'ir nominating tho mnnofthoir  choice.    Shortly  it is this.    Thu Enst ward of  tho City phnll appoint nine delegated to attend  a nominating convention.     Tho   Wont  ward  phnll nppoii.t five delegates for  tho sumo pur-  pose.     Tlio  whole   fourteen   delegates   shall  in col and  nominate a cnndidiilo.     Result : 11  baio majority of the persons (Conservative or  oilier win) who attend tho mooting in tho East  wind will appoint a majority of tho doleigatos,  ui.d through than will nominate tho "Ooiuor-  ' ���' , ,.    ' ,     <l      , . I,    ll  vative Candidate.'' We should very much  doubt whether tbe rank and file of the Conservatives i>f this City will consent to thus  having a <*;��r>.didate force! on them. The remark in the Tribune that this scheme i.s adopted to ensure tbat the candidate nominated  shall be the choice of the party is an insult to  the intelligence of members of the party, as  the scheme itself is an insult to their free will  and choice.  Mr. Houston's frequent reference to Mr.  Dunsmuir as "Jim" is merely a delicate notice  to the outside world that the coal baron and  the member for Nelson district are old college chums.  One way of judging a politician is by what  he has done for his constituents or for the general welfare of the province. Another is by  what he has prevented being done that would  have worked injury or injustice. What obnoxious piece of legislation can Nelson's  present member mention he has succeeded in  "killing ?" Wherein has he displayed any  evidence of statesmanship?  CI *��  TnE Economist i&in receipt of. a complaint  from a citizen to tbe effect that he is frequently  insulted on the street when in company with  his wife. The offense is committed in such a  way that it is difficult to apprehend the offender. It is apparent to many that a epirit of  intolerence pervades this community, and the  most nnfortunate part of it is that it is almost  impossible to check the exhibitions of this  spirit by . ordinary recourse to law. If an  offender were caught, it would be well that he  be made an example of.  If the Liberals of Nelson can find a candidate as "innocent" (to use the Tribune's expression) as the chosen Conservative standard  bearer, the strongest political battle that has  ever been waged in this riding is certain to  follow. More. He will have an opportunity  of testing hi3 calibre.     So will an7 other can-  'O  didate who may appear in the field.  The investigation into the Gamey charges  throws a flood of light on the methods by  which Premier Rosb has held on to his office  for a few years back. These revelations cannot fail to injure Canada in the outside world,  and the truthful Canadian cannot deny that  the politics of hia country is rotten to the  core. When the time comes to investigate the  methods of politicians in other provinces it may  be that the discovery will be made that Ontario  is not the only province in the Dominion that  needs to be ashamed of the conduct of her  legislators. And that time will Burely come,  and it is not far distant either.  The government has had several anxious  moments this week. Smith Curtis' resolution  favoring dissolution and an early appeal to  tho country was only defeated by the vote of  the speaker. The absence from the House of  Price Ellison, who had expressed himself in  favor of tho resolution, saved the government.  Very likely the end has only been delayed for  a few days. Joseph Martin expressed tho  situation clearly when he said of the government that: "While shaping its polioy to the  demands of individual members, it could  neither inaugurate nor prosecute any effective  or vigorous policy." Thoro is no cohesion be*  twoen tho different elomonts from whioh tho  government derives its support, and thib ab-  Benco of natural attraction can only result in  ' tho destruction of tho government, perhaps today, to-morrow, or a week honco. In tho  meantime, it would bo woll for thoso who aro  ao loud in their professions of anxiety to boo  good mon in ollioe, to make preparations for  tho inovitablo, and bo ready when the timo  comes to carry out their obligations to tho  provinco.    Dissolution is in tho wind.  Thoro ifc somothing instruativoin thofiguros  of tho voto by whioh Mayor garrison, of  Chicago, WftS rc-oloctod mayor. II,o rocoivod  M0,��2H votes; his political antagonist 1B8,<185,  a socialistic candidato 11,207, and a labor  oandldato 0,089.  Tho agitation started sovoral years ago, saya  tho Wilmer Outcrop, in favor of establishing a  a mint in Canada scorns to havo diod out, at  least thoro aro no gold coins being packed  around with a maple loaf on tholr Burfnoo in  those parts, but hi Ivor cartwheels with an  oaglo Htamp aro wearing out tho pockets in tho  jeans of many a good Canuck. This should  not be, but it is. Thoro is no good reap.on why  our gold and silver should bo sent out of this  country to bo converted into coin.  THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.  Movie .Leader.  It is safe to predict  that there will   be both  a smelter and a pulp mill built on Moyie lake  within the next three years.  Trout Lake Topic.  English accountants write tunnels driven  and shafts sunk as assets. If tunnels and  shafts have a cash value, it is up to some enterprising drummer to lay in a stock and hike  for the English market. The Lardeau has a  bunch it will sell cheap for cash or consols.  Kootenay Mail.  The House of Commons is to be congratulated on the step it is taking to end political  corruption. Canada will never have satisfactory government till electors are permitted to  exercise their votes free and untramelled without hope of reward or punishment for doing  their duty as citizens.  Phoenix Pioneer. '..,.:  While the past haa had many disappointments to mining and business men,in this section, from causes over which they had no control, direct or indirect, the immediate future  i3 full of promise, and it is the general .belief,  justified by the existing conditions, that we  are at last on the edge of the realization of our  long deferred hopes. 'We have every reason  to feel encouraged.  Trail Creek News.  Two copper furnaces are how in operation,  and it is barely possible that a third will be  started in the course of two or three weeks. It  is impossible to tell when the lead works will  be put into operation again. At present there  is practically no lead ore being produced, on  account of the very unsatisfactory prices; 8.0  that unless something is done at Ottawa with  the revision of the lead tariff, it is questionable  whether the lead smelters will be blown-in  again this year/  Grand Forks Sun.  Mr. Flumerfelt says that the Fernie strike  cost the Granby smelter $40,000. And"this is  a mere bagatelle of the total loss sustained by  the poople of this province through the recent  labor disturbances. Some day the people will  ' come to the conclusion that we need an arbitration law that will settle the differences  arising between employer and employe in ajl  branches of industry. Arid after they have  m ade up. their minds that this is the kind of  law they want, the law will be enacted.  Boundary Creek T.imes.  I am confident.i.n predicting that this section of British Columbia, of which Greenwood  is the centre, will in-a generation be the chief  source of copper Bupply for the world. The  vast copper deposits of Butte.will in a generation more ,have grown, sadly less, and the  Michigan field w.il.1; by that time be thinning  out. And then copper mining will be,in its  infancy here, for 30 years work will only  scratch the surface of the jnarvellbuB i copper  deposits of tho Greenwood camps. . .-.     ,  Hy reference to tho announcement at tho  head of the editorial columns, il will bo seen  that tho time for old suhaoriborn to take advantago of tho $1 rate has boon extended two  woolen. After April 20 subacrlbora in arrears  will ho charged al tho ralo of $2 per your.  Fort Steele Prospector. ' ���'. ' .1 v  The persistency with whioh nrospeclrtyrB.ftnd  others aro making locations upon the coal and  oil lands of tho tract hold' under roBcrvo,"i8  attracting considerable'attention.. Notwithstanding all applications for liceneo havo beon  refused, tho staking goos oh, Up'to the  prosont thero has boon about <i00 applications  mado for liconsos. In somo instances 100 and  200 havo boon made' by one party. In most  instances tho persona whoso names appear as  olthor locator or agent aro only nbmihully bo'.  It is claimod by aomb, that many aro simply'  dummies and that Bomebno out of sight holds  powors-of-attornoy from tho psoiido claimants,.  Tho lognl status of tho affair, if it can do Bflid,  to havo a logal 'status at all, is about thus: The  tract in quostion is hold unelor reBorvo by an  act of the Provincial legislature in whiol) it is  stated that tho land ia rosorved from Balo,:pro-  omptiou and settlement. Tho only hint given  out by thoso who porsist in making locatlorie;  as to their rights in tho promises, is that1 in  aaking for lioonnoa to prospect for coal and .oil,  that to grant thorn would bo entirely within  tho act; that thoro ia nothing in tho act thnt  rosorvos tho land from prospootlng for min-  orals. If tho Chief Commissioncor of Lands'  and Works had issued tlio liconsos naked for  nnd accepted tho monoy offered, tho government would havo boon ahead $20,000. During all this timo govommont officials and persons whoso statements should bo regarded as  authority havo poraistontly advised tho public that tho roaorvo would not bo thrown open  until notice had beon glvon for threo months  in tho B. C. Gazette and local paporc, and  that thoso who havo mado locations thoro prior  lo lhat would havo no preferential rights.  Notwithstanding all this tho staking goes on,  and thoso not interested nro wondering and  watching what tho outcomo will bo.  Limited  SeasonableGoods  We are now showing a full range  of the following seasonable goods :  You're right, they are perfect  beauties and as cheap as if they  were ugly ; we show colorings you  like ih almost any design you may  fancy. Whether you're paper is a  success this year depends largely on  where the paper comes from." We  are the people to get it from. We  have the paper ; you need it; we  want to sell it; the price is right.  That about makes a bargain,  doesn't it ?  Cameras anc  ��  Premo, Poco, Korona  and   all the    popular  '���Cameras, at     reduced  "prices."  All the necessary supplies   for printing,   de-,  veloping nnd    mount-  S____��-4_J  Eastman Kodaks &. Cameras  Our New Stock of  is now complete and of the most beautiful coloring and designs.  It will pay you to call and see our goods. Our prices will suit the  times.    Picture Framing and Room Mouldings.  F. J. Bradley & Co.,  Ttkcr Stitil, cjrxtlte Lawui-tc Hardware Co.  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It is a high grade well- J^  I matured spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age, is the same J  Yquality as Dawson's Old Curio (Over 20 years old). ' Y  |iE!S*sDELoBcHEHivAR E. Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C. ^  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Hazelwood Ice Gream  McDonald's Confectionery  Baker Street, Nelson  *����������*�� <�����"��-��  *.4>"0"<��"*  Jkm  STRACHAN  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given on General Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  JUST ARRIVED  l  l,.Hi  ;" From $1 to #75. Films for every  size! of Kodak, and all Kodak accessories including developing machines.  Fresh   Garden, Field nnd   Flower  in bulk nt Toronto Prices,  Ofthe Latest Fashions  Hcote.li TwooiIh, Uimlnlldo. Htnithcona,  titd llulwiu-p Hoi'uoh.    A lino lino of  l'lUUIllUH Of IllHOHt HtylUH.  IMcom to Hull tluijt lmoi>,  CaU und huo thorn.  John Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O, Bide., Nelson  GEO. M. 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To nmi Valinor or to nny liiirnon or pnr-  moiim to whom lio may huvo trunnfurnxl IiIh  liilurtuit, In tho "Alv<��rnloin��" und ������l'llKrlm"  mineral olulniH, hIIuiiIo nn tlio lilvltluol lllnl  iuuMD iii'enlui.NtilHon Mlnlnit DIvIhIoii or Wmit,  Knnltniuy I  ileal Cash Grocery  Corner Hall and Josephine Sta.  ��<<i  ^*��tw�����ww.fflMMflW.^!mfWffi  You miil t'uoh nryou nr�� horeby uoMltml Unit  ���.nitiHlwf  Inboiir   mul  I huvo  exiHtmleif two liuiitlrccl Oolliii'H In  Imiinivemenln uimn tbo uhovn  iiKintloiinil mlnoral clnim In oritur to hold  Hiild mlnoral olalm iimlor tho ih'ovInIoiiii or  tho Mlnoral Aot, und ll'wllhlnm) dayii Horn  l.hodaloor thin notloo.yon I11II or rufiuin to  oonti'thuto your limporttou of huoIi rxiinndl.  turo tofcothor with all oohIh ol' iiilvi'i'llnlnir,  your luttiroHt In Nald olalm will hooonio t.io  properly or tho imbuerllmr,' under Meet Ion  4 of mi Ael, entitled "An Aot to amend the  Mineral Ael, IW0  OATIftCHINM rmUAINU  Patoa tlilufiUi day of JPuliruury, IWi,  Price List for April, 1903  AU goods are of good quality.    No  .bankrupt stock :  Best Granulated sugar, 17 lbs.#i.oo  Creamery Butter, 7 and i4��lb  bxs, per lb   29c  Kciller's Dundee Marmalade 7-  lb tin   $1.10  12 oz Tin Baking Powder    20c  Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea per lb 35c  Coffee, per lb 30c, 3 lbs for 85c  Currants,'bulk, 0 lb3 for $1.00-  White Macaroni, per lb toe  Salt Herriug, per dozen.. ..40c  Mackerel, 15c each, 2 for 25c  Kippered Herring, tfinnan Haddie,  Herring, Tom. Sauce, per can 20c  B. C. Salmon, 2 cans lor 25c, 9  cans for $1,00  Canadian Sardines, 3 for 25c  Imported Sardines, 2 for 25c  Olives, pint bottles 30c  Frenh Ranch Kggs, per do/, 30c  Local, new laid Kggs, per do/....40c  Kvaporatcd Pears, Pcachcn, Figs  Prunes, Apples, 2 lbs for 25c  Malt Breakfnst Food, per pkg...ise  B. & K. Rolled Oats, 20-lb sack 850  Soap laundry, 21 cakes $1.00  Brooms, each 25c, 35c and 50c  Malta Vitae, 3 pkgs for 50c  R. G-. JOY  'J-  ��vU��i ���  ���"try"  atmwtw,i*>mi*mmiiiMtm#  '[    .NELSON, B.C.  ,���>,���^yi yyy^. ,������,,,   ���_. ���   ^, ^^__    ��� ��� "^T^T.' ^wyw ^  ^.-���ys^-j- jvS^s^m.^^^.  lijjcCiJHjij^^  ^g���fyp-.  -J>^  . Tttftr,wK �� .wv, *r~... ittars7^ -7, x, yyaq. Y^Ba'Sfr  <=H-l5a.4"-*  JftiSL  .   n      ��� ���  THE  KELSON"  ECONOMIST  aH  THE STOEM.  A ETidden gale had sprang up from  the northeast; great black backed gull  and feeble winged puffing had been  forced alike through the smoking mists  inland. Night fell amid the clash of  vrind and sea. A narrow track winding  round the cliffs led past a cottage;light  Ehono from the windows, and in the  kitehon were three women. Tha youngest lay in a truckle bed, a baby against  her breast; an old woman, tall, gaunt  aud white haired, sat at A table, the  Bible before her, muttering over familiar passages with awkward lips; the  third moved softly about the room preparing supper. She stood a moment by  tho bed, as the child broke into a long,  low wail.  "Poor lamb!" she said. "Ho frets as  if your breast was cold to him."  "Maybe 'tis cold," replied tho sick  girl indifferently.  "Aye, But not tonight, Nan," the  other protested, "and his father out in  a storm like this."  "Tho Lord have mercy on the lad,"  exclaimed the old woman, glancing up,  "he's got that scampItab Tappwi' him  in the boat.' Scores o* times I've told  Joss 'twould be safer to sail 'long o*  decent folk."  Nan stirred uneasily. "Rab's aa good  as tho rest o' 'em," she muttered, "and  a long ways handier."  "Handy wi' his tongue belike," retorted tho old woman, "there ain't his  equal for \yiug in this here parish. 'Tis  onlyreasouablo that the Lord should be  angered ag'in him, though maybe the  Almighty will mind that Joss has been  a good son to me and spare the boat."  She was silent a moment, listening to  the continuous clamor of the massive  door bolts that barred back the storm.  "Aye, that itab," she burst outfiercaly,  "they should cast himDoverboard the  game as the men o' Joppa cast the  prophet Jonah, son of Amittai. Who  knows but tho Almighty may be speaking now by> the voice o' the wind? 'Cast  him out, cast him out, and the raging  wuves o' tho sea shall foam, upon hia  limine.' "  "How daro'ee speak such words as  them!" cried the girl, springing up in  bed. "The Lord ain't no Moloch to devour men's lives."  "And what's Rab Tapp's life to  ehee?" replied the other sternly. "It ill  becomes a mother with her first chile at  breast to bo taking such thought for  furren men's lives."  "Como, come, mother," Interposed  the third woman, "let Nan be. Supper's on the table, and you'd feel better  for a snatch o' sommat."  "I did well to name 'ee Martha,"  cried tho old woman, turning on her-.  "Your thoughts be too mucii taken up  wi' tho things o* this world. What call  have I for bite or sup when ihe great  starved sea is hungering after my son?  Ayo, but Joss, lad, lad," she continod  io herself, "and you that fond o' whis.  tling!"        ' . , '... -    :'"  Martha made no answer, but, pouring out a cup of tea, brought it to the  sick girl. "Happen 'twill qutooh your  thirst a bit, Nan," she said.  " 'Taint that kind o* thirst," replied  tho othor wearily. ���  ,t  "Tako it all the same, lass," Martha  urged, and tho girl drank.  " 'Tis salt as tho sea I" she exclaimed,  pushing tho cup from her with a shudder. '' Seems as if I knowed tho taste o'  drowning.' *  '���And woll you may," exclaimed tho  ��ld woman, "when your man is forced  bo nigh to it."  "Joss will not b�� drowned," replied  ber daughter-in-law carelessly. "What  for should lie bo drowned? Oh, my  Gfod," sho ended, with abrupt change  of voice, jib tho hurryiwt scream of the  itornv wKiudh'od ita way tnrougn tno  lottngo, "why did yer mako tho Be'a?"  She flung herself back in tho bod, and  tho child began onco moro to cry, bui  Bho paid no hood to it.  "Poor heart," Biiid Martha, stooping  and raising-tho baby in hor arms, "ha  frots ovor things," She walked to and  fro iu tho littlo kitohon, hor faoo pross-  ed cIoho against tho cHild'B, hor soft  brown hair mingling with hl)�� soft,  downy fluff, "My own chile,1' Bho con-  ilunotl meditatively, "was wonderful  lonlontsoino."  "Vour own ohilol" exclaimed tho  havsh voiced old woman. "Why, your  own oh lio wan bom dead I"  "Hovwrw novor (load to mo," Martha  MiHWtu'od ({tiiitly. "I unod to talk a doal  to hor lying thoro *o oloso and trustful  Bg'in my heart, But now I aortor fool  thiil; it' ma and Jim had another ohllo  way bo 'twould bo born dead."  "Ayo, aud uo wonder," rttortad hor  mothor. "A nioro whiftlosa body than  Jim I ain't oomo across, alwaya trapofl-  Um round in Moarohlug work and novo*  Hurting it. IIo'h a poor Htlok. Tho uo��  novov g'avo him no call, and yon oau Bit  liovo and oafc your victuals content, oomo  utorm, oomo clear."  Tho Hiok girl raised horoolf on hor  arm. "Thoro'H ono thing I novor uould  fathom," hIiooxolahnodwith uwldon in-  tovoH., "and that's his being own broth-  vv to Itab. Why, ho ain't uo patoh on  l\im."  "No," rejoined hor mothor-ln-law  pliarply, "He's moro fool than cheat  fur win-In. If 'twor ho out In tho boat  \vl' .low, )mppon tho Lord might overlook him."  UMhi givl'ti darltoyOB flashed, anrtMnr-  1,1m hitorpoHod in a luu'fc voico: "Maybo  ,lim ui��'t no quick at tho tako up ail  llitl), but Iw'n mortal porHovovoshouH ad  trying, Arlw all, Nan," nho added,  "'you ain't novor noon Hub but twice."  "No, I ain't never noon him but  twloo," Iho girl, ropoatod.  "And whon you did moot novor npnko  limoli lo 0110 'nothor," oonthmod Martini wourtoj'liiKly.  "No,   uh lu.yor npoko much to ono  'nol.hoi'."  "Ayo, metal!)," oxolujjned Martha.  "Why, tht) last timo lio coined in hors  'twas u matter of thmo woolen ngo. Vow  wan nitthij�� np ia tfmit of tho flvo nuru-  ing the chile, and Jje *esu stood over  again 'ee by the chimneypiece, sorter  thoughtful. 'Do you love it?' he axed,  'do you love it?' but you didn't make  no answer. Them were his words. Do  you mind, Nan?"  "Yes,"   said   the   girl    softly,    "I  mind."  " 'Twas a queer question I reckoned  to put to a mother, but there, you ain't  never been terrible up wi' the chile."  "No."  "Maybe you didn't speak to him sorter tender  afore you borned him, same  Ir31 did my little girL "  "No."  "Yet 'twor my chile that was born  dead."  "Ayo," tho girl answered fiercely,  "aud ain't mino born dead too?"  The elder woman glanced at her in  astonishment. "What ails you, Nan?"  she exclaimed. "Why, the poor lamb  is calling for tho breast."  "I don't hear it call," the girl answered stonily.  Martha looked down with sad eyes at  tho child on her knee. "You don't lovo  it tcrriblo tendersome," she said.  Tho girl, turning away her head,  made no roply. Without the storm  clamored moro fiercely and tho faces of  tho listening women grew white and  teuso.  "Pray for them at sea," exclaimed  Martha, glancing at her mother.  "And ain't I  praying  for 'em?" ex-  n*��ta}]��to'l th*i old woman nassi.Qnately.  ���'Say  tlie  word aloud,  mbtTief, aua  let us join in."  The old woman clasped her hand*,  worn with toil, knotted with age, and  sank on her knees. Her thin lips trembled, but no words broke from them.  Wind and sea, as if in derision at her  helplessness, burst into more hideous  combat, and the thunder heaved its way  through their clamor with a noise like  the splitting of mountains.  "O God!" sobbed the woman, "he  wor a good son to me, a good son to  me." She was silent a moment, and the  storm without upreared itself against  the cliffs, rocking the cottage in its  heavy embrace. "O God!" she burst  forth again, 'Ye would have spared  Sodom for the sake o' ten righteous men,  said 'twor a terrible big and wicked city  ���spare the boat cause o' JosaS I  wouldn't have axed so bold if 'twor a  ship, but it's nought but a boat, mortal  small and tiddleliwinkie, wi' only dree  men and a lad in it, and the lad's a decent   lad  come  o'   respectable  church  worthy of a monument he maintained  a firm hold of the ladder until his companion could come down from his perilous perch.���Philadelphia Times.  ! What One Bis Gtm Can Do.  ! A shot from the 16 inch gun designed  for the defense of the New York harbor  developed an energy of 54,320 foot tons,  and the shot bored a 16>�� inch hole  Ithrough 20 inches of compound steel or  iron plate, 8 inches of iron, 20 feet of  oak, 5 feet of granite, 11 feet of concrete and finally buried itself in a six-  foot wall of brick masonrv.  i  Tvncn Ton Meet la Japan.  Nothing is more amusing than to  watch two acquaintances saluting in the  streets of a Japanese town. As they  come in sight of each other they slacken their pace and approach with downcast eyes and averted faces, aa if neither  was worthy of beholding tho other.  Then they bow low, so as to bring tho  face on a lovel with the knees, on which  the palms of tho hands are pressed.  A succession of hissing sounda is next  made by drawing in the breath between  the closed teeth, interspersed with a series of complimentary phrases uttered  with great volubility in a sort of under-  toned falsetto, each trying to oatdo hia  friend in rapidity and extravagance of  language, while the palms are diligently rubbed against each other.  At last the climax is reached, and  each endeavors to give tho precedence  to the other. For some moments, perhaps for a full minute, the polite con  test continues. Then the ceremony al>  ruptly ends, as if the difficulty were capable oi none but a brusque solution,  and the two pass on hurriedly, with a  look of extreme relief.  ���  o  +^^++++^++++^��><��^  Don't Miss T  Opportunity.  ,3  ���r  We are giving "big discount on our entire stock of  atches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware and Sterling Silver Novelties j  A Glance  at Our Show Windows will Convince |  rone that We Mean Business. J  ���  folk, no chappelites a-setting o' their-  selves up above their betters. Happen  you're. angered ag'in Rab Tapp, and  Well you might be, for he's not over and  above conspicuous in good works. Still  he's young���and youth's larning time���  but, if ye be terrible set on cutting him  off���and I'll not deny the temptation-  then, O Lord God, speak to 3&s through  tho mouth o' the winds, same as ye did  the men o' Joppa, so that ho shall rise  and cast Bab forth into the deep, and  tho sea shall cease her raging!"  As sho uttered the last words the sick  girl sprang from the bed and caught the  old woman by the shoulders. "How  dare 'ee mind tho Almighty o' Rab's  weaknesses at such a time,'' she cried  passionately.,  "And do you reckon that the Lord  has forgotten 'em?'' replied tho old woman in a hard voice. "Ain't they all  written in tho book o' judgmont?''  "Thoro be scores and scores o' folk  on tho sea tonight," tho girl answered,  "deal wickeder folk than Rab, and why  should the Almighty bo special took up  wi' ho? Oh, 'twas oruol, cruel o' yor to  put him in mind o' tho lad.' *  "Ain't tho names o' all sailor rae:t  written on the same pago, that tho Lord  may road and chooso in tho winking o'  au oyo? And shall I see my own cast  away for foar o' speaking out?" remonstrated the old woman fiercely. "My  (irstboru, that lay at my broust and  tnilkod mo trustsorao, Shamo ou you to  think o' fltvangor folk uforo your own  wedded husband."  Whilo she spolco thoro was tho pound  uf heavy knooking on tho door without.  Martha orossod tho room, shot back tho  groat bolts,   and   a man,   palo faced,  ilrouohod  and battorod,   Btaggorcd  in.  Tho old woman gavo au abrupt, koon  cry.    "My  soul"   sho oxulaimod,   and  would havo taken him in hor arms, but  no  put  hor  goutly asido  and oamo toward tho girl, who stood barofootod on  tho oold  Htouo floor, hor long brown  oairourling ovor Vn>r course nightgown  "Nau," ho oried, "awoothoart, woman, wife, God'a haa given me back to  ��oo."  "And Rab?" Bho nald boai'Holy.  "Tho noa hiin taken its toll,   flub'a  drownod," lio a.mworod.  "'Twnfl ho I lovod, uot you," oho  oriod aud foil at tlio man's foot aa doad  ���Loudon Outlook.  Up �� Oiluroll Htonplo.  Two riggers in a woHtorn city a fov��  yours ago performed a font that for dnr'  ing und steadiness of norvo oqualn anything on roeord,  Hopaii'R woro nocofwary at tho top ol  iv vory high oliuvoh Rtcoplo. Thoro waa  no way to roach tho Rpot from tho in-  pldo, and tlio riggorn prnouvod a nuniboj  pf light laddei'H and lushed thorn, ono  tibovo tho othor, to tho outnido of tho  ptooplo. Tho topmost laddor, however,  wiih not high enough to ouablo thorn to  roaoh tho donlrod npot, and an tho uppo��  part of tho nteoplo was too muull lo por-  mlt tho pvopor Infilling to it of a laddor  a daring expedient wuh resorted to.  Ono of tho mon, carrying a pnt of  nioltod Holder, climbed from ono ladder  to another until ho hud vouched tho last  ono, nml thou, bracing himtiolf, ho mined an oxtviv laddor that tho othor rigger  hud brought up in hi.'i hand and louilprt  It nnaiii.it thoutcoplo. Then tho mini bo-  low griiHpod thin laddor and hold It  ���Uuuly while tho man nbovo mounted it  to tho jioint whoro bin work wuh to bo  done, lio begun I ho work ut onco, and  nil promised woll till muliloijly !.�� Jn,)"  tied tho Holder pot, mid tho (Jury muff  run out und foil over Iho lunula of tho  inun who wuh holding tho ladder.  Ihlt tho  bravo follow did   not move  With a proiiofico of mind and a couragt.  Articles Made of EeUkln.  An eelskin leather factory is situated  in a quiet street in the neighborhood of  London bridge. Here aro prepared and  manufactured various articles from the  skin of the con\mon eel. The skins are  manipulated by numerous complicated  processes until they resemble and would  easily be taken for leather, although of  a more glutinous and pliable nature.  This strange commodity is cut into  long,, thin strips and plaited very closely together for whiplashes and to covey  portions of the handles of more expensive whips. Certain kinds of lashes and  harness laces are also made of eelskin.  This leather is almost indispensable in  articles of this description, whera_flexi-  bility allied with an uncommon toughness is desired.���Invention.  ceaSoecialtvoffin  p5K$  eweler,   ���son  ���: ��.  ^ i    *t  tsfes  Iii  Dodson'a Bohome.  "I say, old man," said Dodson, as he  loaned his  friend  Blobsbn a nickel  to  pay, his car fare, "why don't you try my  scheme?"  "What scheme?" growled Blobson,  as he mentally tried to figure out how  much his wife had realized in her midnight raid.  "Why a scheme to break your wife of  going through your pockets when you  are asleep."  "I say, old. man," cried Blobson eagerly, "if you have any scheme by which  I can break my wife of going through  me, for heaven's sake put mo on to it,  and I am your friend for life I"  "Well, you Bee, I used to suffer from  this thing until I discovered means by  which I broke my wifo of tho habit    I  gathered together all the   counterfeit  money that  I  had  accumulated  in 20  years of  businoss and filled my pookota  with it. The next morning I discovered  that it was gono.    That  aamo  day my  wifo went shopping and was arrested  for passing counterfeit money.   It looked vory black for her whon thoy found  tho rest of  the stuff that sho had, and  sho was just ready to faint when I arrived ou tho aceno..   Of course I played  tho indignant husband  and threatened  to sue  tho wholo outfit for damages  But tho Hohomo worked. Sinco then tt _  only thiug^ my wifo will accept ll ���  ohocU  Monltoro and Torpedo Tloati.  A monitor is a poouliar battloshlp,  having a low freeboard, light draft and  flush dock and guns mouutod In heavily armorod revolving turrotB placed on  tho dock. A monitor is n floating bi,'u-  tery moro than a ship and dorivos Its  namo from tho first of tho class ever  oonstruotod, which battlod with tho  Oonfodorato irouolad Morrlinao iu  Hump ton lloado. Tho original Monitor  wan doncrlbod a" roRombling a groat  ohoesobox ou a plank, but It did valu-  ablo Borvloo and revolutionised naval  warfare.  Torpedo lw\ta nro tho moors among  tho war voasolii Thoy aro hwtf t. innnll  oraft, donignod to launch torpodoan nokr  largo vessels. In ordor to do ltn worlt  propor'.H* tha torupdo boat muat go cloiio  to tho object of ita tlotttruotlvfi dottlguH,  and having plaood tho Instrument of  destruction in position ita noxt objoot  is to got away and out of tho roaoh of  tho cnomy. A ' torpedo boat must bo  small, and tno mon who form itii email  crow roust bo absolutely foarloss.  A torpodo boat oatchor is designed  oxprossly to catch or to dostroy torpodo  boatfi. In ordor to bo fitted for tho work  tlio boats aro larger than tho torpodo  bouts. They cpu malco l.nttor timo aud  carry heavier armament  MONTREAL,  Sole Manufacturers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and M itts  R. H.CARLEY.B.C.Agt.  We are removed to Baker Street, next door  to the Ashdown Hardware Co. We will  carry a larger assortment of cakes than ever  and sell at low prices,    Come and see us.  Choquette Bros.  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  I.E.ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Three  dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on   Stanley,  street,   opposite Royal CCIT   A M M A DI C  Hotel for sale at a bargain. OLE. AIM l\3MOLC.  rin tin  h. McCausland, shoemaker  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER ST I  i  * -     -"r--  -"���--  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  \ .V-  l%#^  Tho Hnjircm* Tenor,  LoulHOallot, a Fronoh muHloian, pr��-  tontoil hluiHiili! at tho dlrootor'H room at  tho Grand Upora in Parln ono ovonluk  during tho ndniiiiititrutlon of Kukihio  llltfc. Tho latter wiih a Rruat Htiolcler for  tho dignity of tho plaoo and roiimrlcod  as tho v ltd tor tonic otV hid topcoat that  ho wuh not in ovouiiiR droiiH.  "Yen, my dear director," fi.tWTIWu  Clallet, "I am como jimt uh I wiih. 8u  very inuoh proHHod. Ilowovor, I havo  not had to cpohh tho thoator."  '���'Ah," Uitli HlKhod, "but on tho HtnRt.  of fho Opera ono ought alwayn to ho in  uveniiiK drewi."  "NnvovtholoHti," (Dnllej-, njiHworci)  1'iRhtly, "I juHt now (Jaw .Tonn (lollaH/.k��  very Htylinh, no doubt, but in u fioolt  oout���a Crook ooiitl"  "Von, yen, no doubt, but-���but���ho Ifl  B> lonw' I"���Exohauyo.  A. Gee  Merchant Tailor,  Taemont Blk�� Qoker Stt Nolson  JOHN MCLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial!  Land Surveyor  Op. BC. Customs House, Nelson.  Bartlett House  (Knnni'i'ly (Mui'lcu Hoiiho) ;  Tho lu'iil (fl |��<rilny lnniHpln Nfliion.  Komi lint wlillo  hi'lp riniiliiyod.    Tlio Imr  tint Im'hI.  G  W.  Bartlett,  Prop.  WADDS BROS.  Photographers.  Complete Stock of Station^  y-A  Orders by Mall ��cccl����*��r����mpt Attention*  VERNON    STREET,   NELSON, B. cj  ffl  H  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON, D. C  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Kelson  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WIioUhuIii uml Uot al I  IH'itlo.Hln  F  SO MEATS  W. G. Gillett,  Etuilder   and   Contractor  LEstiiuntcs given on stone, brick  nncl woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Riesferer's Beer.  Now the best hi the market.  Try our Wines, LiquorM and  Ci-  K.u-8.  Nelson Wine Co-,  FRANK A,  TAMW.YN,   M'GR,.  Tel. 93, Baker St., Nelson.  Fred. J. Squire  TuntH untt'-AwnlnRH niinl��niM! roiwlrod.  flDtlilni; clfiinotl mul nu>H<tr><<.  Camps supplied on slicrrtcst  uoticc aiul lowest prices.  Mail orders receive  careful  "XhTug    but     fresh    and! Ml tht  WMt-W*  C����� llhtl  wholesome meats mul supplies;         ���  kept iu stock. o__.._.. _��       - *  1 I OB     PRINTING     AT  E. 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I���                                                                     .... ... . ���*���  4  -34.  ..���if  THE   NELSON   ECONOMIST  !a<  Much interest is taken in tlie forthcoming   engagement   at   the   Nelson  Opera  House   of  the   Harold   Nelson  Compauy.      This   gentleman    comes  here highly recommeded by the press  and public.    His company is said to be  well-balanced and capable  of   giving  acceptable performances ofthe Shakes-  perean   drama.    No   doubt   they  will  receive the patronage to w'-:ch  their  merits entitle them.    "!>' heliea': will  be the bill for MoikI.i-. night  TheNcison Am:, eu ��� Dramatic Association did not extend the usual courtesies to this paper; therefore we are  indebted to an outsider for the following criticism :  " The performance of 'Jane'  at  the  LNelson Opera House last Monday evening was eminently satisfactory  to the  friends of the performers, but scarcely  pleased those who had no other interest   in   the   paoduction    than   to   be  amused.   This is uot saying that the  presentation   was altogether bad,  for  such was not the case.   Indeed there  were many radiant moments throughout the long evening.    Mrs.  Davys,  who gave the part of   'Polly  Pixtou,'  fully realized  all   that  was  expected  of    her,   and    sustained    her    reputation   as   :i     clever    amateur;   and  Miss Johnstone, as 'Lucy Norton,' although   failing   to score   several fine  points, gave an acceptable interpretation.   Mrs. Cummings is also entitled  to a word of praise.    It is doubtful if  Mrs. Davis ever saw a real actress in  the part of'Jane'; if she did,  sho neglected to make it a model, for nothing could be further from Miss Johnstone   lieu net t's    conception    of  the  thrifty wife than the interpretation by  Mrs. Davis.    It may be tbat Miss Bennett was altogether at fault and  Mrs.  Davis the embodiment of the creation  of the author's 'fertile fancy,  but the  public will be   excused   for inclining  tenaciously to   the  Bennett tradition.  The fact of the matter is Mrs. Davis is  too ambitious, although on  more than  occasion she has given some slight evidence of possessing just a spark of histrionic geuius.    Mr. Winter has done  many things better than his 'William';  but  he  was   not   by any means the  worst.    Indeed, the audience seemed  to think he was  the best.   Mr. Blakemore,  it was painfully   evident,   had  never seen this play before, and was at  variance with tlie author in its motive.  His acting left  rccm for harsh criticism.    His great fault is his studied  determination  to   play  all  parts  the  same. The prompter piayed Mr. New-  ling's part most acceptably, thereby relieving tho latter gentleman of considerable study.   ."When an amateur goes  on tho   stage   without being able to  speak a line, lie presumes too much on  the good nature of his audience.   It is  sincerely   hoped   that tho next time  Mr. Newling appears before a Nelson  audienco he will know a few linos, if  for nothing else- than  to convey tho  impression that ho is not disposed to  malco tho duties of  tlio prompter too  onoroua.   Master Uummings  was  not  half bud, but the part of 'Pixton'has  heen dono better than It was by Mr,  Wright  last Monday night.     'June'  was   preceded by a curtain-riser, 'Barbara,' which wiih really enjoyable   It  was long niter 11 o'clock,  when tho  curtain dropped In a most erratic manner on tho lust net."  lor Gas!  1  !  ? On and after May 1, we will inaugurate the cash system in our store. lathis means we will be able to sell  cheaper, as the cash customer will not  j be compelled to p:i.' extra for the cus-  ( tomer who never pays and never intends to pay.  atenautie Bros.  Watchmakers  SPORTING NOTES.  BASKBAJ-Ij.  The Baseball season opened at New  Denver last Saturday.  Rossland baseball club organized last  Monday.  IaA CROSSE, n  The 17th annual convention of the  Canadian Lacrosse association was  held last week. Tbe gathering was  one of the largest iu the history of the  organization, over seventy-five clubs  being represented, and from the enthusiasm manifested by the delegates,  the prospects for the national game  for the coining season are very bright.  Every amendment brought before the  meeting was thoroughly criticized and  the delegates showed evident desire to  improve the game wherever possible.  The tt eld captain of the Nelson team  requests the seniors and intermediates  to attend all practices.  The Canadian Lacrosse association  would not adopt the proposed residence  rule.  William Tliiiniuin, tlio tobacconist,  in receiving tho congratulations of his  frlotul.s this wcclc on the nrrlvnl of a  hoy, Ah usual, whon events of this  kind oceour In tho household of Mr.  Thurmau, every one Is smoking  cigars.  Kx-Ald. Drew Iuih again taken up  bin residence in NoIhoii, having beau  promoted ton portion.hi Mr. Maodon-  nell'H ol1|i!i>.  A SCOT'S COMPLAINT.  Editor Economist: As a Scot I take  objection to  the criticism of the Daily  News in  reference to what was said  about the  predominance of the Kailyard songs in   the Jessie Maclachlau  concert, and  that   Miss Dean's rendition of "Mazurka de Concert" was  the one redeemable feature of the evening.     The   writer had a right to his  own    opinion,  but   only   one    song,  Kail-yard, was sung, and was appreciated by those who certainly were in  the majorit y, and understood the nature of the song, and the people it delineated, unless the writer had a fling  at the Irish   song Barney O'Hay and  classed it in the same category.    Other  than an alien, surely no Briton whither  born in the old homeland or a descendant, aiid whose heart-blood would not  surge through every vein in his body at  the stiring   song of   Ilule Britannia,  sung by Jessie  Maclachlan that night  who could not appreciate it and value  it worth the  admiration alone if nothing else had been sung Is I doubt fit to  yield a sword in tha cause of hia country, though he mightyield apen. It was  a Scottish   concert; and a Nolson nd-  m irer   heard a singer, of   undoubted  merit, an  exponent of Scottish song,  that has never been equaled.     Not a  jar in a note, perfect  In articulation,  whoso heart  and soul was in every  sentiment and is acclaimed in Scotland without a peer. And surely whoro  she has sung to  audiences of twenty  thousand in   Glasgow there would be  an adverso criticism, If thoro was not  the highest standard of porfect-Hong.  Let us infuso tho sonso of pleasuro and  harmony into tho world wo live in, and  act uh a critic of what wo understand,  hut touch not with unhallowed hand  the  birthright of a patriotic woman,  who IniHHhed pleasure in hor path wherever hIio has travelled.   Yours truly,  It. V-l. .lAMKHON.  receiving  the birth  Wive llunll.' Iuih heen  lianilHlinkcH tliin week over  of u (laughter.  Tlio new undertaking pui'lorn recently lilted up In tlio Carney block by 1).  M<)ArlhuT& Co. aro the best adapt-  oil to the tiiiilertiiklng lntHiiio.su to be  found any plaeu in the l'rovlneo. Tlio  piirlorH oeoupy u lurge amount of door  npaeo and have roeently been arranged  on the linoHof Hcnieof the big oHtab-  liHlimontH In the oast. Tlio reception  room hits heen earpoled with tholliu-Ht  hniHHelri and I'iii'iiIhIioiI with the bent  oak furniture hi the market. The  wal to have all boon newly papered, and  a few approprtoto pictures have been  hung thereon, 1 u a room Ju-t behind  the reception room to where the eiiHkotH  are kept. There to a largo uHHurtmeitt  of eollliiH and iuhIu.Ih and range In  pi'loo-H from tlie clioapent to the Ih>hI, to  ho found Iu any undertaking oHtahltolt-  nient In Canada, Thoro to a large room  liohind for ein'i ilui ing, whioh in lilted  up with tlie iii (.-il. modern appllanccH,  The trliiiiniiiKH aro kepi- up.st.alrn, and  o,' tht'HO there Ih an oxteiiHlvn Hiipply.  Altogether theo.-iluhltohiiiont ton credit  to a illy the hI.',h oI'NoIhoii,  Choijiietlii Hi-oh. huvo removed I heir  liiiker.v Ion hi ore next, the AhImIowii  Haul ware Company,  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  Toflcnmo Nowoll or In wlininHoovoMm may  luivo truiiNli'iTeil IiIh Intorom In Mm "Nowoll,1'  "Itolibnr Klnuf," "Tiiiniinii'li" nnd "AinilnU,"  Mlnoral (h'IiiIiiih, Hlluntu on White (IrotiKU  M ou nl ul n, (lout, Itlviii' Mlnlntf DIvIhIiiii of  Wi'Nt, KooUuiuy Dlxtrli'l.  Vou iiro liornhy nolllloil Unit wo huvo ox-  pOI'.lloil fill' IIKHOHHIIIOIlt, wni'lc unit rouorillnif  hum on llioiilmvo niiiiioil Mineral oIiiIiiih lor  ilio piiNl. Inrun yearn ilio mint .of 'I'welvo Mum  ilroil nml Tlili'iy (STJilii) Holliii'M, In iirilor lo  hold Ilio hiiIiI nliilinN miller Ilio pi'iivImIoiih ol  Ilio Mlnoral Aot, und If wllliln ninoly iIii.vh  IVoiii Mm (Into ofllilK nollon you full or rol'iiHo  lo I'onM'llilllo your |i|'o|ioi'lloll of Hiioh oxpi"  illliiri'M Inifntlior Willi IIiooiinIh iiI'ikIvoi'IInIi  HO  III  nil urm mum hit >v iiii i iiu enni.n ui ,���, -, ,i,, in,lljf,  your Inl oi'i'Ht, I ii nu M mlnoral oIiiIiiih will Im-  eonin (ho pnipnrly nf Ilio NiihHoi'lhorn uiuler  Mio iii'iivIhIoiin of Hoot Ion lour ol lliu ''Mluorul  Aot. Ainonilinonl. Ai'l.llKiu."  Diitmliit, Noliiun, II.a, MilHltflliiliiyolMiinili,  mon.  III.IIII HUTIIKIII.ANl)  ,1(111 M AVION (IMIHON  II, II. Mil,I.  i.'iiaui,i:h It, IIOI.MKH,  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  H D0alCr����" Tea and Coffee  Wo uro ntlol'liiK nt lowi'Hl lirlocH Ilio IionI.  Kriiili'W of (iuyloii, I ml Iu, (Hit mi nml .1 ilium  !   Toiih, I  Olll'ltiwl Moulin llllll ,luvu(!oHi'0 pni'  pound :  .Moi'liiiiuul .Iiivii lllonil,!! piuimlH   riiolro I Hi'ml CiiM'i'o, I pi iii mis   . Hpoolul lllonil Coll'oi'.d pouiiilM   _  lliu lllonil <'., I I'i ��� < ���, II pound.!   : ���!()  I (Ml  I Oil  1 III)  I IIII  till  Mpm'liil lllonil Coy Inn rnt, poi'iiuiml  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Tulephone 177.  P. O, Box 183.  //EST     DAKER    STREET,    NELSON  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  aster  igWLr:^���''mw-^r'!"i���'i7w'm-'''^T'^y>f*f,'^,M-:'m  BRIAR  PIPE  "Creations oi master minds."    A very choice showing of spring aud summer hats.    Our   trimmed hats are   all   made  of strictly high grade materials and are modeled alter the most charming of European styles.  Ready-to-Wear  No house in Kootenay devotes as much space to the showing of Women's Ready-to-wear Garments, including Suits,  Dresses, Coats, Waists, etc., as we do. We are prepared for the biggest Easter business we have ever done. Our stock includes a magnificent assortment of the mest correct styles frcm the fashion centres ofthe world in garments that are made  beautifully, of materials tbat are fashicnable ar.d wanted, and at prices that have made this section what it is to-day���the  foremost of its kind in Kootena}*.  '-^'^/^^^/%^,1^^^'^V^'I  Nottingham.  England.  II!  Vi  W. A. Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Through Bookings   TO TUK   Yukon and Alaska  SS. l'rlniioHH May will null from Vancouver  on April UiU'il unci Mny Xril unit uliont ton  iluyN llioi'i'iii'tiii', turnlnlilni. cltroot, lhroui.li  Korvliio to Hlciitfwuy und nil norlliorn polntN.  Dillon of Niilu of  Reduced Settlers' Rates  t'xtomloil  till J1110 lMli.  li'or tlino tulilox nml nil Infoi'iniitlnii, apply  tolcicul iif{onlH, ni' lo  ,T. H. OAltTKIl,  DlHt.I'llHH, A|(t,,  Nnl.-iiin,  10. .T. C'OYTjH,  A. (I, I'. A.  Vauoouvoi'  -IN THE-  Out Mild, Medium  Navy Mixture.  If  Cut Cigarette  'edigree Tobacco, Navy Out  iararettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANA.  urn"er,Beeton  ���>> Utd^ Victoria, B. C  ^>^^>^o<)  In Tragedy, Nelson Opera  House, one  week, commencing  Monday, April 20th  The Most Nutritious Breakfast Food im  the Market and a Home Product.  ALL GROCERS SELL IT  RIDGE COAL  $6.75 PER TON,  DELIVERED  SupremeCourt of British Columbia  In,lliu nml tin* of Ilio ",liiili;nionlH Aot" anil  AinonilliiK Aol.H,  llntwoon Kilw'iii'il Mm I n wn I'lr if .InliiiHiin,  IMiilnllll'i nml ,lanioH limy, liol'oiuliiiii.:  Tako unlli'o, Hint. IIiIm lliiiiurulilii Court will  lio iiinvod nu WoiinoHiliiy, Um ytHli  ilny uf April, imui, al, tlio hour uf  Iiiiiii) ii'uluoU In Um iiiri'iiuiiii, nr hii  Hum) llioi'i'iiilor us uiiiiiihoI can lioliounl, ul. tlio  I'uiirl lloiiNo, Vloliirla, liy oiiiiiiHol nn liolmlf uf  Ilio iilinvo'iiiiiiii'il iiliilullir fur nn iirilrr llml  an unillvlili'il I in I f ul I nl '.'ll, < i io n 1111, Kiiiilonuy  IHnII'Ii'I, hiu mid lio niiIi I In run ll/o lliu unit mul  piiynlilo iiiuli'i' ii Juilitnii'iil iiliiiiluod In Hie  iiliuvi'-iuiiiii'il iiolloii ul !'',il\viii'il .MiiIiimuiIum  .liilniMiiii niuiliiHl .liimi'N (liny.  Ami ymi nro liii'oli.v ciilli'il ii|ion tu hIiuw  ciuiHii why mii'Ii urilor hIuhiIiI id it. Im iiuui,i.  Uiiiiii lioiii'lim nl'lliii uliiivo liiulliui will lio  roil 11 Ilio uniillivll .nf la, ,M, .InllUNiili.MVoril Ilio  liili ilny nr April, Iiiiiii, mul illoil lioroln uml Ilio  t��� n1111111m ilu'i'i'ln I'l'ii'i'i'iil In.  Iiuii'il Hiin 1,'ilh ilny ul' April, iiiiiii.  .1 AMI'.H II. li.UVrtUN, ,llt,,  ikiiiiimi'I fur iiio iMiiiiiiiir,  'l'n .lllllli'H (ll'liy, HinillKlVn-llllllloil  lli'loillllllll  I'Mrii <l<>ili'oyi>(l tlio miihIi nml iloor  fauLury ol" Ilio Koolenny River Lumber  (JoDijiany on Thmwlay.  All orders; Lmtist bo aooompaniod by oaish. and should be forwarded  either pers- onally or by mail to the offloe of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  yy$m  im  How is tho T imo to pick your Carpets and Linoliums just before house-oloan-  ing. We ca rry a very large assortment, patterns, very latest. See our Go-  cartef ranging; in prices from $3.00 to $30.00.  y$m  <y~.  o)  *zZ-ps?  Fuin n  Furniture  Dealers and   Undertakers  ',���  frA  r  ^mwm^m^mwmmwmwmw^^^^.  M^HMBlwvMrMimiMtt^W^  >, Wii=M+Ji?��*k*��*ijfi��!r#ji*M*m  W��wWiHWi^ltw^i!W��WM*��JM^ |iWWW^  fiwa trtt&t.*inan rfwei ^ ffri^t *<*t. *y* ^.

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