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 Z*A\  .*���-��� :._ygl  'AAM  - '������$��  % yA  -*-       'A-^A  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY^, 19C4.  NUMBER  N  ews of the  M  mes  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  Manager Harry H. Shallenberger, of  the Chicago-British Columbia Mining  Co., was a visitor in tho city Tuesday,  and announced that he had awarded  a contract for sinking the shaft on the  Don Pedro claim an additional 100 feet.  The contractors are A. J, Morrison,  William Leonard, Ed. Sullivan, Mur-  dock McLeod and A. Inglis, and they  started iu on the undertaking this  week. There were ten tenders for the  work. For some time Mr. Shallen-  berger has had a small force of men  sinking on the Do.i Pedro, oue of the  high grade Lake group, owned by his  company, with most encouraging results. The shaft bad reached a depth  _of 30 feet when the contractors took  hold, good ore having been encountered all the way down, It is likely  that when the ptesenfc contract is completed, giving a depth of 139 feet, another contract for crosscutting and  drifting will be let, as the company intends to keep up the development  work.  to the Granby smelter in this city,  where its heavy excess of iron over  silica renders it especially useful for  fluxing.  LARDEAU MINING NOTES.  Grand Forks Sun.  Bert Rhea, manager of the Betts and  Hcsperusmine, on Hardy mountain,  left yesterday for Chicago, where-he  wiil confer with the directors of the  company 'on business connected witii  the property. It is reported that work  will be commenced on a much larger  scale on the group when- Mr. Rheare-  turns. While in.Chicago he will purchase a five Drill comptessor,vaud- will,  install it immediately on its arrival  here. There seems to be no doubt that  the company have the makings of a big  mine, and from the work already done  they feel justified in placing machinery  o.i the property. Adjoining properties  like the iron Chief Fraction arc prc-  v.ng rich in free gold, and from, all  indications ere long Hardy mountain  will be a household word.  Boundary mines shipped more ore  during the month of January than for  any similar period since ore started  going to Boundary smelters, and this  iwtwltli_t^itfins:__the���fa'ct" tliat "the  Boundary',Fulis smelter was closed for  the time being. The total for the  month was about 75,000 tons. The  Granby mines made a good showing,  and the Mother Lode shows a heavier  shipment than for months past. The  Snowshoe, of course, is uot on the shipping list for the present, while the  company i* being reorganized.  Last Friday the first shipment of No.  1 Le Roi ore was made from Rossland  Trout Lake Topic.  Ilugh Brown and Alec McLean  came down from the Lucky Boy on  Tuesday night.  Work is progressing favorably on the  Lucky Boy property. Twenty men  are employed. Ore is being rawhided  to the C. P. R. wharf.  "  Fred Mummery was down from the  Horseshoe on Tuesday night. He reports good progress being made and a  nice lot of 200 ounce ore sacked.  A new strike has been made on the  Eva, at Camborne. So far the^tunnel  ii in six feet aud no sign of the hanging wall.'   Assays give $12 per ton.  The new manager of the Silver Cup  and Nettie L , Mr. Swinney, has laid  ofthe most of the men at the Cup,  putting them to work on the mill  building. We believe^ the reason of  this is to expedite the completion of  the mill plant so as to be the better enabled to handle the large amount of  low grade ore that has been blocked  out by both of the above properties.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan unit. ,'  The Alberta is preparitiq to make a  shipment.  Operations have been resumed, at tbf  Ivan hoe niill.  Last week the Sandon mines shipped  ISO tons of ore.    ,  Four concentrators are in operation  in the Sandon camp.  Twenty-four'properties have shipped  ore from the Slocan so far this year.  Fred Johnston has retired from the  lease onthe Black Prince, his partners  buying him out.  The Black Prince shipped 15 tons  this week, being the tirst sent out by  the lessees this year.  --About ��75,000 is due-tbeniineowners  to d ite under the lead bounty, and the  money will be forthcoming at once.  The Ottawa is sending down ore for  another shipment. Some of it is extra  high grade, running in the neighborhood of 500 or,.'  The Payne has contracted to ship its  zinc concentrates to Belgium for the  year. There will be 2,500 tons or more  and the output will be handled in  bulk.  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  Previous to his departure for his new home iu tbe  Territories, H. G. Neelands was presented with a  magnificient sterling silver tea service as a tribute of  the esteem in which he is held by his fellow-citizens  in Nelson. The presentation was made by Mayor  Hamilton, who expressed the general regret felt by  the citizens of Nelson over the departure of Mr. Neel-  lands. and wishing him every success in his new home.  Mr.-Neelands replied briefly thanking the citizens for  their expression of esteem and assuring them that he  regretted very deeply his departure from the city.  Wire!ess telegraphy is rapidly coming into commercial utility ih Germany, and large numbers of  "spark messages," as such telegrams are called, are  transmitted daily. There is a service in operation between Deumark and Prussia, while two German steamers running between Keil and Korsoer are equipped  with instruments and maintain continuous communication with both the, German and Danish land sta-~  tions. The system employed is the Slaby-Arco. Private messages are accepted at the two offices at Bulk,  near Kiel, and the other ou the Isle of Fehmarn. A  fee of 17 cents is charged for every message transmitted from one station' to the other, irrespective' of  the number of words it contains, and it is thence dis-**  patched to any part of Germany or Denmark at a cent  per word.- .'  * The famous extra-lateral rights case in which the  Star Mining & Milling Co. are plaintiffs and the  Byron N. White company are defendants, is now  being tried*before Chief Justice Hunter. The couu-..  sel engaged in-the case are E.' P. Davis, K, C, andS.*  S, Taylpr, K.C., for plaintin%,-and E. V. -Bodweil,  K". C, and-R. S. Lennie for defendants.  dividual who iusisted tbat the man of medicine ac-.  company bim immediately to his home three miles  back in the country. "Serious case, Doc," said the  caller.    " Mush come 'medjtly."  The physician protested that his man was absent  and there was no" oue on the premises who was able  to hitch ap the horse.  " .'Sail right," said the insistent one. "I'll hitch  'im in shiffy.    Skowmeem."  "You understand, of course," warned -the doctor,  "that while my charge for a call in that district is a  dollar in the daytime, I'll have to charge you two dollars for going out there at this time ofthe night."  For answer the caller placed a two dollar bill in the  doctor's hand. They went out to the barn the .stranger hooked the horse up in no time at all, and they  set out for the back country at a good pace. Arrived  there, Sawbones asked to see the patient. The inebriated one tumbled out of the buggy and leered at  the other as he said : "I'm ze only patien'. Tell yer  how 'tis, Doc. I went zer liv'ry stable, see? Asked  liv'ryman how mnsheed sharge take me home. 'E  sez four dollars, '11 I sez's outrache. ~ Sez I kin git  .home for two dollars. 'E sez e'l'bet ten I can't.  Mush 'bliged t' you, Doc, P puttin' me- two dollars  ahead o' the game." What the physician said was  not reported for publication.  oundary  . Ada Rehan is considering an offer from Henry  Irving to join him in a series of old comedies next  season-in England. The'comedies may be Much Ado  About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the  Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.  The following table gives the ore shipments  .J904, and for last week : .  Granby Minos, Phoenix    .       .'''..  Biuiwshoc, Phoenix        .       .    ' .       .  ��� Brooklyn, Phoenix    .       .',"'.-     .        .       ���:  Mother Lode, Djal wood       .       .      ..   ...  Huhset, Deadwood      .       .       ...  Morrison, Deadwood       .       ....  B. C. Mine, Summit .        .    .  .       .       .       ..  R. Bell, Summit    ..       .   :.       .    .'".  Emma,'Summit .       .       .....    .       .  Senator, Summit Camp .      '...'. ���-. ���     .       .  Oro Denoro .       .       .       ,       .       .  ���Winnipeg, ������Wellington    .    ��� '.       .  -Golden Crown, Wellington       .       ,  Athelstan, Wellington   .       .      \       .       . -    .  'King Solomon, W. Copper      ..       .  No- ������7 Mine,  Central .-.''.-'.      '.       .       A .  City of Paris, Central .       .       .'      "...      . _   .  -Jewel, Long Lake- .       .       .  Carmi._West Fork     ...���'.'      .....     .--. -  Providence, Providence .       .       .       .  Ell-horn, Greenwood .       .     ���..'���.-  E. P. IJ. and Goldfinch  ....       .       .       .  Ituby,-Boundary Fsills        ."     .  Miscellaneous   .   a   . ���    ._     ....       .  Total, tons.       .      ���?-���    ...  hipments  of Boundary mines for 1002  Henry Harland, the novelist, lives abroad, but he  came to America last year to spend Christmas in Connecticut with his mother.  Mr. Harland is fond of children. In Connecticut  oue day- a-little giil said-to hini-:   "In school yesterday I was asked to name the  worst piece of cruelty I had ever heard of. I couldn't  think of any very cruel thing, and so I said nothing.  What is the worst piece of cruelty you ever heard of  Mr. Harland?"    :   "A.v    ���-:    7        ;  o' The -wdr.-t piece of cruelty I know anything  about;": said the; novelist, "concerns .' Will-' Hardart  and his mother. These two lived in England cen-  .turies ago, and Dame Hardart was sentenced to be  burned as a witch.    -.  "Her son ' Will' had tbe��face to attend that burning. ' Furthermore, when the flames had begun to  leap and sing and when tbe poor woman, overcame  with thirst, asked 'Will' for a cup of water, the cruel  son replied :  " ' No, mother, no, for the dryer you are the better  j'ou will burn.' "  The " Living Whist" entertainment was a most  enjoyable affair throughout. The performance was  unique, and at the same time very attractive. Of the  various numbers ou the progamme, perhaps the one  that excited the greatest degree of pleasure to the onlookers-was the Highland Schottische danced by Little  Miss Mildred Irvine and Arthur Gilker..    The same  11 . __. ^ j^..  couple danced the Berlin Polka. The nrusic was  furnished by Irwin's orchestra, and was iu keeping  with the general excellence ofthe entertainment.  ^3 HA  L  E  ocal and  X rovincial  A number of mining men have been  in town this week.  P. Lamont left for Winnipeg this  week on a business trip.  Fernie Hockey team will play Nelson  at the rink Monday night.  The Porto Reco  Lumber  Co.   is to  build a largesawmillat Hall siding.  A. C. Ewart, formerly of Nelson, but  now of Cranbrook was in the city this  week.  A car of Rambler ore was brought in  by the Kaslo Thursday for the Hall  Mines smelter.'  The main line of the C. P. R. has  been cleared and'eoast passengers will  not change to Crow line.  The regular meeting of the University club will be held in the Success  club rooms to-night, at 8 o'clock.  The lights in the city went out last  night owing to the belting slipping off  one of the pulleys at the city power  house.  W. B. Beatty has moved from Boss-  laud to Cranbrook where he wiil engage  iu the undertaking and embalming business.  Alexander Sharp, M. E., a large  shareholder "in. the Spitzee, Rossland,  returned from atrip there this week  and reports bright prospects in that  camp.  1903 -  39:5,71S  74,212"  130,492  ,15,731  3.331)  ... 10,305.  22,937-.:  30-!  15,5'37  2,435  5,043  910  40!)  l!>7  1904 -Past W<*i*k  57,030 12,540  1(5.114 ���  4.413  582  4,42:)  l.SIS  429  132  C.'S  D24  20  " What Happened to Jones" fully realized the  claims of the advance agent. The.plot is similar to  4,000 ''The Private Secretary" and in the opinion of many  is just as t-njovable. The company giving the performance ib*~meritorious in every respect, but a word  of-special praise is due Miss Millard, vvho took the  part of " Cissy." '* All lhe members of the. company  are well up in their parts, and it is doubtful if any  comedy ever given at the Nelson Opera House produced more enjoyment.  This story was told at a recent meeting of a medical  society, says the New York Mail and Express. A  physician   practising in one of  the smaller  cities up  "Jack the Hugger"has'made  his appearance  in  Toronto  and' is prosecuting a   vigorous campaign.  This particular kind of idiot tarns up at irregular intervals in all cities,  and for the  few weeks that  he  avoids the police makes himself a disgusting nuisance.  There seems to be no very  effective   way  to prevent  the insults of the creature and no , adequate  punishment for the crime.     A few months in jail is not sufficient ..warning_fo others.__A_thoroughly good.thrash^  ing would be the best lesson.     Yet the law does not  like  too frequent  use of ihis method, aud when private citizens adopt it and administer summary punishment, serious  mistakes are   likely  to   happen.    In  this "connection   Saturday: Night relates a case th at  occurred in New York.;   A "Masher's league,.", made  up of respectable young men, was formed for the pur-  the purpose of dealing swift justice to persons found  guilty of ogling  ladies.     One day  au  enthusiastic  member of tbe " League" while riding in a street car  n.observed a man carrying on an undisguised flirtation  vvith a lady a few seats distant.     The " Leaguer"al  once opened battle, and when the dust  cleared avyay  the *'Masher"   possessed a   pair  of black eyes and  other unsought decorations.     It was  then the  enthusiast discovered   that the  lady interested  was the  victim's wife.    It is just as  well to let the law look  after these buggers in its own way.     It may be slow,  but a constable has an unerring instinct that tells him  when embraces are welcome and when they are not���  an instinct that  the average man of affairs may lack.  Jerry B, an who was charged witn  stealing a watch from G. W. Evans, at  Ymir, was discharged and returned to  jail to serve the remainder of his other  convictionis.  A body of rich looking ore has just  beeu struck in the No. 2 tunnel of the  property of the La France Mining Co.,  at La France creek, which empties  into tlie Kootenay. river, near Crawford  Bay.  The hockey games at the Rossland  carnival are causing a great deal of interest.  The boys are playing marbles on the  streets, which is regarded a sure" sign  of spring.  Rossland and Vernon Hockey teams  play for the championship of the Pro-.  vince to-day.  This week the hotels are crowded-  with peopl e taking part in the Supreme  Court sittings.  Rev. J. H.' White, superintendent "of  Methodist Missions, is making a tour  of the "Kootenays. .   .  Col. Holmes. D. O. C, haa returned  to Victoria from an Inspection of the *  rifle corps at the various points in the  interior, and expresses himself as well  pleased with their efficiency.  The Columbia Flour Mills Company  atEnderby have increased their cap-'  ital to $100,000 and will double the output of the mill, thus carrying on there -  one of the largest flour-milling enter-  prizes in British Columbia.  The six-inch disappearing guns at  Fort Macau lay, Victoria, were tested  the other morning and made so much  din that quite a few of the timid.began  to think the combined Russian and  Japanese fleets   were, attacking   the* .  AboutTeigbt ���  - The. cost of '  ea'ch'-is roughly ��5.  Pacific  Coast Station."  rounds only were, "fired  A. T. Govvard, Manager of the B. ii.  '  Electric Railway & Lighting Company- '  Victoria, reports that owing to the dis* *  turbanccs in the money market, over -  the Far Eastern situation, tbe plans of* \  his company for Victoria development .  have been seriously disarranged.   Tlie-  company  had   somewhat   extensive  construction and general improvement  work in view for this yearr much of  which has now, in consequence indi-  rectly_of__the _war,_beeu_ in_definltcly_  postponed.  Ifc is semi-officiaily announced that  Frederick Stock, of Seattle, hassecured  a lease on the Chapleau mine and mill,  Lemon creek, covering a period of ten  years. It is said operations are to be  commenced in March.  There was an interesting meeting of  the city council Thursday evening.  Among other things,.it was decided to  to donate $25 to each policeman towards  providing uniforms for the force. The  proposal to increase the grant of $500  now given to the Public Library to  $1000, was laid over for future consideration. Mayor Hamilton announced  that efforts were being made to dispose  of the power bonds.  / Tlios. Jones is seeking to corral the zinc output of  the Slocan.  G84.42S       81,521      18,318   the state was aroused at midnight by aq inebriated in-  " What Happened to Jones" company will repeat  the performance to night, and will return here Margh  3. when " Why Smith Left Home" will be given.  The Nelson branch of the Provincial  Mining Association met yr-sterday a -  ternoou and elected officers for t'te ensuing year as follows :   Presiden t, II.  E.    Croasdaile;    first    vioe-presient,  William    Blakemore;   second    vice-  president,    Leslie    Hall;    Becretary-  treasyrer, E. B. McDermid ; executive  committee, A. H. Kelly, J. M. Hcd-  ley, John Scoley, S. Nelson,  T.   G.  Procter, Bruce "White, W. B. Pool, S.  S. Fowler, J. J. Campbell, R. R. Hod-  ley, A. H.' Gracey, Fred Starkey, S. S.  Taylor, James Johnston, Jacob Dovor  and J. Lalng Stocks.  The reports from Poplar do not vary in the opinion  that the new camp will be a hive of industry the coming season.  Geo. F. Dougherty, financial secretary of the Greenwood Miners' Union  and secretary of District Union, No. 6  left last week for parts unknown. An  examination pf the books of the Greenwood Union revealed a considerable  shortage. 11 is not yet known how tbe  book'- of the district union stand. Mr.  Dougherty v.m secretary of the Greenwood union for some timo. He was  also president of the district association at the time of the Fernie strike and  came into considerable prominence in  connection with the settlement of that  difficulty, It is understood that he was  gambling pretty heavy recently and  that this U responsible for the shortage.  The death occurred Monday morning, at Victoria, of Mrs. Mary Moclair  at the remarkable age of 101 years am.  2 months. Born in south-west of Ireland, she came of a family remarkable  for its longevity her father dying at  the age of 102 and her mother passing  away iu her 105th year. Deceased  married Thomas Moclair, a civil engineer at Dublin, and resided there  until after the latter's death. Shortly  after this Mrs. Moclair accompanied  her daughter to Quebec, where the  latter married Mr. Hamliu. Returning  to the Old Country Mrs. Moclair lived  therefor another year,*when she decided to come to Canada,and live w.ih  ber son-in-law and daughter. The late  Mrs. Moplair resided in Victoria 21  years. She was hale and hearty to the  last and death resulted from old age. I  I  I!  lit  I-  ?  Hi.  THE KELSON ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vernois Street, Nelson, B. C.  Si.od Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes in advertisements to Insure  lMcvlion should reach tills olhee not inter  thai Thursday at 12 o'clock.  "Whon change of address is required, It U  desirable that.both the old address and the  new be given.  Address all communications, " Publisher of  This .Nelson* JicoJs'oJiisi', Kelson. 13. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Nelson is now experiencing some of  the plpasurea of an eastern winter, but  it will be only for a few days, and then  Nature will shed her white garb for the  more inviting robe of green.  .The Dunsmuir will case has been  settled, for the present at least. Mr.  Justice Drake has decided that the late  Alexander Dunsmuir's genius for consuming brandy and soda in no way incapacitated him for making a valid  will.   .  The House has adjourned and the  prophets who. predicted .the downfall  ��  of the McBride government are com-  pelled to admit tliat this vvas only a case  bf the wish being father to the thought.  The fact of the matter is the Government was strong enough to accomplish  everything undertaken in the way of  legislation. Iu the opinion of mauy  the McBride Government completely  fulfilled the promises made by its  followers during the recent campaign  The Trail Creek News aunounces  that the refinery for the electrolytic  treatment of lead, was started last week  and will continue operation indefinitely. The Trail refinery has attracted  the attention of the-mining-.-world  in general;and its process of refiuin*;  Las been investigated to An extent that  augurs well for the future of'refilling  by means of electricity. .It will certainly do; away with the old ziucde-  silverization process, heretofore universally adopted. The plant for' the  treatment of slimes, the product of the  xefinery after the pure lead has been  extracted, will no doubt bo started as  soon as sufficient accumulates.  A few years ago,  when little Japan  challenged China to mortal combat, it  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  We Print  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  _  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Complete Stock of Statsoney  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON, B. ��  E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three  dwelling houses for sale rii easy terms.  Que Lot on   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal c ET C  Hotel for sale at a bargain.      .A:\ /"���*��� ���p����'  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS* OLD STAND, BAKER S  ress  omment  was stated by many that tlie Lord vvas  always on the side of the strongest battalions, meaning that the Chinese being superior in numbers would vanquish the Japs.   But it didn't turn out  that way. In the present war tlie Russians will be able to place more men in  the field than the Jups, but it does not  follow that they'-'will come oil victorious.   The Japs are intensly patriotic,  and   will light with all tho ardor of  patriots, while the Russian soldiers a,re  little bettor than slaves, aud  will ofily  fight when driven into battle.     It is a  little strange, too, that the   sympathy  ofthe whole civilized  world goes out  lo-J-ipau at the present lime.  Moyle Leader.  One year ago the lead miners had a  delegation at  Ottawa asking for a re-  "vibioirof th"c~tariff,"1ttiid=tiiis="year-"the  ti  lumbermen have a delegation in the  east on the same mission. When shall  the Liberal government at Ottawa  awaken to the needs of the people, of  the west?  Kort Steele Prospector.  come a gutter-snipe presa. Has it come  to' such a pass, iii tbis country where  all boasfyin their freedom of speech and  teligidn7^th'at��='-tbe=-press-cannot==iliv.e.  without toadying to every pothouse  politician or ballot-box stuffer.  Victoria Colonist. ���  Hon. Mr. McBride ha�� contributed an  an article on British Columbia to the  Financial News of London on the oc-  All mining camps have their ebb and��� ��� ^^   f*thal illflueilt'la, joimiar8 twen-  Uood tides. First comes a remarkable  strike and intense excitement, follows ;  then comes the reaction and they say  the camp is played out. After a period  of depression of greater or lesser duration, thereis a reyiva), new mines are  opened and the camp becomes substantial.    Fort Steele is no exception.  2"< cttlcd apparently by our disappointment in the Alaska Boundary-case, Sir  Wilfrid Laurier demands for Canada  the treaty-making power, writes (Jold-  ���win Smith in Caimdinn Magazine. lie  "Will hardly prcis that claim unless lie  means to strike for independence. To demand the ti-eaty-iuakinj- power is to  demand the power of making peace and  war, to which only .\ nation can aspire,  Great Britain would never consent to  be responsible for the enforcement of  a treaty which she had not made ;  nor would any'foreign power be willing  to treat wilh'-'-ii' British dependency  otherwise than under the guaranty of  Great Britain: By often calling Canada  "a nation'* we have brought ourselves  to think that she really is one. But  ihe presence of an imperial governor,  and the daily appeals* to a constitution  which U emLodied in nn act' of the  imperial parliament are iuflk-ieut to  ^miiiad us of the fact.  Ottawa Citlzeu.  Ex-Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis,  who got six years in the penitentiary  for the meanest sort of municipal erim-  inalty, has been released'from prison  on a technicality because the idiot-  men t charged more than one crime.  The United States is the freest county  in the world for wealthy criminals. No  cyanide of potassium capsules for  them.  Blalrmore Times..  Amongst all of Canada's daily newspapers there is not one that attempts  to give ihe news of the day without  trying to make, political capital out of  m.wsjteras. Domestic news is twisted  and distorted in every conceivable  shape in an attempt to prejudice the  reader for or against, one or other ofthe  political parties and the high standing  that Canadian journalism once held is  now sun,**; so low as to Almost have hc-  tieth anniversary. We would have  thought that the Premier had little-  time to devote to other matters than  those of state during tuisactivc political  period. But he has found lime, stolen,  no doubt, from his brief moments of leisure; and he ha3 performed his self Imposed task vvith discretion and ability.  The article, though uot lengthy, is his  torical and statistical, and in every re-*  spect hopeful of a great future for tlie  land which Lord DufToiin christened  "This Glorious Province."  Morrisscy Despatch.'  A commission is to be appointed to  investigate provincial finances.  According to Uie statement of the  Canadian Bank of Commerce general  manager, our finances are-. now on a  sound basis. A proper investigation,  however, will dUclose gross carelessness and waste,-well known to be features of the recent administration.  We hope the commission will do its  duty. Our revenue is such that this  province should uot.be in su. h a pos  it ion that sis a reason for the poor schoo'  accomodation, the crowded rooms and  consequently overworked teachers, ihe  poor jail quarters, and lack ff road and  street improvements, w*e hear it said  that the government has no money.  Ladies',  Misses',  Children's and   Infants-  Shoes.  Men's and Boys' Shoes, Rubbers,  Cardo-  gaus, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Felt Slippers.  y Street leaf New Post-s  NELSON, B.C.  F. J. BRADLEY <& GO.  WALL PAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  N       PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C  T.G.P  Insurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining Agent  Fire, Accident and  Plate Glass  Insurance  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lands in all parts of Kootenay.  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co. **  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers AssuranceJCo.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and.Improvement Co.  T.GR  BAKER ST.. NELSON. B. C.  P. O. BOX 223  SelSIns  '���**:.  We place at your disposal the balance of our shoe  stock. Many lines are broken and we will sell  them to you at sacrifice prices in order to clears  Just glance at the'following items and see how  you can save money on good, substantial aud elegant footwear. Shoes by such makers as Ames,  Holdcn & Co., J. McPherson & Co., Chas. A. Ahr-  ens Co., Smith & Stoughton, Burt & Packard, etc.  These surely speak for themselves.  Men's Box.Culf, heavy sole, fine winter shoes,  Former price. $4.75, now.... ...        $3 35  Mule hide, waterproof, splendid wearers. Former price, $4.50, now.      ....       3  Viei Kid, heavy extension sole, very dressy.  Former price, $5.25, now       ....        ....   4  Burt & Packard's "Karrect Shape," Vict Kid,  Former price, $6.00, now  ���        ...... 3  Box Calf, heavy sole, Former price, $2.75,'now..l.95  Viei and Calf Congress. Former price, $4, now. 2.65  ave i  Viei Button, turned soles. Formerpricer^S.SOp^���  ....-������' how, .... .... 2 45  Viei Bals, with rubber soles and heel.   Former  price, ��5.00, now     3^95  Oil grain, button and lace.   Formerly $2, now,! 25  Women's Box Calf, hand sewed skating bals.  Formerly ��4.00, now       ....        .... 2 95  Viei turned sole, patent tip Oxfords.   Suitable  for dress.   Formerly $3.25,now       ....       2 20  Viei one strap Slippers, turned sole.   Formerly  $2.00,now   .'-.. ....1 40  Viei three-strap steel beaded slipper. Formerly  $3.00, now .... ....     .:    ......2 00  Old Ladies' Kid, turned sole, buskins, widoand  easy.   Formerly $2.25, now   .... .....1 50  Misses' Box Calf, button, low heel.   Formerly  ���     ��200, now    .. 1 45  Misses' Oil Grain Bals, medium sole. Formerly i  $1.75, how     ���'*   ......   110  Viei spring heel, turned sole, patent tip.   l'or-  inerly $2.50. now        :         1 80  Misses' Viei,  turned sole, one strap slippers.  Formerly $2.00, now          ...:       1 25  Children's Box Calf, button, heavy sole.   Formerly $1.50, now     120  Infants'  soft   solo   Shoes,  in   colored   satin  and  kid, various styles, from      ....       25c  i*  I       <��  ����  E.FERGUSON&CO  NELSON, B.C.  The largest exclusively "Wholesale Liquor House in  the iu- '*  tenor. '  PABST BEER  iu pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.   Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  1*1    ,*.    i*<    t*i    ,*i    i*i    i*i    i*i    i*i-  A i��i    i*t    t",   i'i    1*1    ��*���    ,*,    ,*���    A    iV   �����.'    .*-    �����-  ^��-  NELSON ELECT RIO  TRAMWAY GO.. LTD.  N. E. T. TIMETABLE.  STANLEY STREET���  7.00 7.40  S 20 a. m.  1O.20  9.O0 9.4O  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. mi  BOGUSTOWN���-  .7.20       8.00       8.40       9.20 a. m.  10.00.   10.40    11.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m/  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.���-��� Apply A. V. MASON,  Man. Sec.  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  Ee^K^SlTEACHAN  .   PiumberandGasfitter  Estimates Given on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARRIVING DAILY.  Kice line of tainp  John SmafSwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. 0. Eldg., Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B* C.  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Peters, D.D., StMiclieal's o  ��� Church, New York City. c  0 '���������.. ���  e��eeo����i ������e��e��es������s6����8co  He that believeth on Him Is hot judged;1  he that believeth not hath .been judged  already.-St. John Iii, IS.*- ;..'.._     .  There  is  absolutely hot  one   single  doctrine  that  is,   according   to   Jesus  , Christ's teaching, essential to', salvation. No dogma can save, no heresy  of doctrine in. itself condemns ; no  forms can save, and even the lack ol  _.._alUconnection,,witluthe^visibleJCluircIi  itself, its forms and sacraments, does  not of necessity judge a man.  Do not misunderstand. Doctrines arc  not useless, neither are forms.    Right  doctrines and right forms are of inestimable value, but they are not essen  tials because lhey are the. means to an  end,- and   that  end  is. life,   character.  Christ Jesus came to help us become  one with  God.    Belief on Him is ol  no use if it mean only that you hold  the correct doctrine of- His incarnation,'j  the atonement,^ regeneration, the euch-1  arist, the Church^ etc.    Flatly, if that!  is all the faith a man has, if his bcliel  do not involve  oneness with  God in  the Spirit of Christ, he might exactly'  as well believe in the incarnation of j  Buddha.   Tlie one would help him as j  hiuch or as little as the other.   Saving j  faith is not belief in a fact, not bcliel  in the facts of the life and death of our  Lord, but such a real belief in His life  that we come into union with Hint ;  and such-union with  Christ .'is  union  with God the Father and eternal life.  The possibility of eternal life lies in  the development of bur divine nature.'  its growth through the infinite ages a>"  ���: .we develop more and more in the  image of God. It is a constant-growth  of happiness ; a growth of love, ��� ol  truth, of all the possibilities of the  glorious divine nature within, us, the  feeble consciousness of which even nov\  gives us a sense of power, of grandeur.  of happiness, - of satisfaction which  nothing else can give.' -Butt this eternal  felicity of divine development belong.!  only to the man who gives play- to hi*  soul���that is, who seeks to develop tlw  divine, the good and the noble that is  in him, who believes with his life on  the name of the only begotten Son o;  God. -vo, ;������  A man that makes himself a beast..  who surrenders himself to the- beastly  nature that is within him, who choose:  the ignoble, the sensuous, the selfish,  the dishonorable, is the man who doe  not believe on the name of the ��� dn'o  begotten Son of God, however loud hi  protestations to the contrary.   That i.  the man-who is becoming1, a beast, who-'  ���is forfeiting his divine nature and-with ' '  it every possibility of the eternal arid  glorious   development   of. tlie  sons  of  God. *    ���.'.-. ...   ..���'._     ;    I  ���.- The possibilities of heaven' lie in tho  character  of  a   man,   in  the  aim  and  purpose, of his. life; and so it is> that  God, sent Hi's  Son," not-to judge the  World, btit to save the world by a life  and death, belief in which might help  and mould our characters.    If a man  make .choiceZpl  Je.suso.Christ   as- his',  master:-and his pattern," believing'   in .'  Him as his Sayiour from evil, then-hs ���  has   found   a ���. help,   a   succor   which  priests,, and  prophets   longed -for . and  could not find;: ���-.- ���;'- '���'��� '���������������'���    ���"���_������   ������ '���;  . All men, whether they will jjr hot,  are    preparing   for   the future life- as  surely as the boy  is preparing to be .  .the man.   Every, man the whole world  oyer is developing the wirldly, devilish,  "���Jc^tiy^siyA^^  loving, divine side of-.it, Jesus has  shown us what is divine, what we  should aim at, what we can be. Belief in Him means the acceptance of  that life as our pattern; that we judge  right and wrong, good and bad, by no .  other standard than the perfect standard of our Lord Jesus Christ. To believe on the name of the Son of God  is to aim to make our lives like His,  to do what we honestly believe that  He would have done in our place. Anil.'  so to believe in Him means to obtain  incomparable aid in. the hard struggle  against the beastly and devilish part qi  our nature, which, I 'take it; every man,.  at least in the.moi.vnt when he stops  and thinks," would 'iikc to conquer il  ���he had the strength.  Wc know God through man, for in  the man Jesus of Nazareth was God  revealed, and as \vc know God through  man, so only .through than may we  reach God. Our belief in Jesus Christ.  if it be a true belief, is not merely a be  lief in the one perfect manifestation of  God in than; if is a bclief'.iu the divine  whichoHe manifested. .It is a ^.belief in  love and truth wherever wc find them,  a love for and kinship and communion  with all good men who manifest in  their lives love and truth. o  The democracy of the kingdom ol  heaven���and remember'-that the kingdom of heaven as Jesus used the expression, meant something in this earth  and not merely something in the world  to come, and that no man enters-���.the  kingdom of heaven ."in the future life  except as he strives to enter it here���  the democracy of the ..kingdom . ot  heaven is the most levelling democracy  that men have ever imagined. There  . is not the .shadow of a distinction of  rank, wealth, birth or race. All these,  material and, worldly.' distinctions are ;  cast .aside. '* Full belief, in ' the Son -of  God means full brotherhood with all  tfie sons of God. The.\tn*c test.of,our'  love of and belief in the only begotten  Son of God is our love of and belie i  in our fellow-men.  More Cannibalism.  If    Edward    Everett    Hale,        -    ���  I re.Mly do not know;  ' "���        But Henrietta Crosman  And Harriet Beecher StoyrgJ.  .   '-SM07KE:.;,.  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  Nottingham, England.  Navy Gut Mild, Medium and Full  Mixture.  Out Cigarette  Tobacco,  ligree Tobacco, Navy Cut  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to fame  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  Co., Ltd, vjctona.aa  %^y0^  \ A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  j OHM~M eAATCHTE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  0 p.B-f. Customs House. Kelson  III  MONTREAL,, Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  I      R. H. CAR LEY, B. C. Agt.  LITTtJOl  $7,50 PER TM,  DEL1VERE&  Ail crder�� must he accompanivt] hy c.i��h and should be fonrartlt-d  cither j trs-AJimlly or hv iua.il to tlie c.>flicc of  .w.'p. mmvt, mtMi acer*  v- THE. NELSON ECONOMIST  I  I'M  i  1  k  i*~  r*  1  tt  ll  f  I  lli.  Ill  Women at Table.  I���''liave''-raecntly- -amused-myself V  study in.a* the way women eat their foe  in tlie Various smart restaurants, write..  "Rita" in a London paper. The f:'.eU*  expression and %aiied setiojis which <.':i-  iivened the process quite reconciled ,v,r  to the opinion of-the poet who. wished  ihe* woman he lored would always dvae*  llone.  Some of the prettiest women look ugly  fi'hilc eating, as, per contra, some ci the  Qglicst look quite charming. Now as all  Bensihle (and a lew silly) women desm  to lock charminp; on all occasions, is  would be as well if they remembered  that in public TCsorts they themselves  attract quite ns.much notice as their  gowns and jewels.  Yet there are women who lean tlieir  elbows on the table and talk across it  to an opposite neighbor, taking sips o*  ���wine, or stiiifing bread into their mouth?  at intervals. There are others who absolutely throw fragments of their dinner  rolls into their mouth a3 if lhey were  enjoying a game of cap and ball! There  is the woman who does not eat her roll  nt all, but -has an irritating knack ol  crumbling it up into a heap of fragments  making an untidy and most unpictur-  tesque litter beside her plate. Possibly  ���not one of the women thinks of the  effect of her nethods on an "onlooker.  {Not one imageries she is an object offensive and offending against a standard of  'good manners.  There are vaiious methods of takinp  soup, though the wise woman is the ono  *wko does not take it at all. It is a very  "bad foundation for a scrics__of courses.  And not only calculated to render digestion more difficult, but-'to afford;quite  'unbecoming.importance to,a certain-feature of the face.  I have seen  delicate : cheeks^ flush  to"  rustic   ruddiness;    noses���-Grecian,   tip  ���tilted, or otherwise admirable in shapf  and -contour���absolutely  swell and red  den. beneath the influence of consomme,  asperges or polagc tortue.   The difficulty  of eating  (or -sipping) jsoup b'ecoiningly  is drawback sufficient without athe risk  of unbecoming consequences.   Some women take it in  tiny sips, some gulp it:  some ladle* -it into their mouths; some  ;Jseem bent on "taking in" the spoon ��=���  ,*well as Its contents, others make the pro  ^ces3 audible.    Some gurgle  it  down; fr  'converiational   interludes,   accompanied  !by the cup and ball trick I have already  ������mentioned.   But rarely have I seen onr  "sip, drink or partake of it in a grace--  *ful manner. ���  . The-way women ply knife nml'fork i-  also an interesting study.   I have seer  .'them cut'Tip what is on their plate into  >*'a little heap, lay down tbe knife, ami  ��� ^'proceed to  convey the food  to  its n.i-  ��� tuxal receptacle by  the  fork!    I hav--  ���".eeen others throw in huge mouthfuls al  *a  time   and   spoil   the   contour  of   tlu  ;cheelc, the expression of the mouth, and  -even the delicacy of the throat by emu  ,]ating the methods cf the boa-constric  ���tor. v -_-.>.       -. ���  There. Ms   likewise .the   "snapper"   o!  'food, the ''slow.1 masticator,    and,   the  "bolter."_.Tlie first opens her mouth'as r.  sort'of trap. "*lt opens and shuts like >���  'thing on.'-springs,    Hey,   presto!.   Th"  'trick is^done.   The slow process is ar.  ' -'annoying one to watch, though, doubtless  .beneficial  to  the'digestion-of   tho  ex  'ponent.   Let her, how ever", "rehearse th.  process before >a looking-glass at tioitu  ere" she tr*eafs the public- to a' facial pan  .tomiine.       ���   * '  Tbe "bolter," In contradistinction tt  |tbc other varieties, is'ai object.of _om>'  (terror as well "as of absorbing interest  lln goes the morsel, a gulp, and then an  jollier follows, and yet vanother.; ..Thi  .specimen of food consumer is generall*  |a great talker: . Therefore "gobbling*  Iand conversation run a" close race. I  {wish her no worse thing than to beholt'  , IhcTself as others behold her 1  Given a pretty mouth and pretty tcetn  a woman might surely learn tb eat prat  tily and daintily���at least in nublic-  to regulate the speed with which sh>  empties ber" plate, to take modcrati  mouthfuls, and, above all, to follow th-  old-time maxim of childhood,."never t-  speak with the mouth full." This, how  ever, is ovcry common ofTerice. Prob  ably because women have all so much tc  ���say_no'wada��s_and_so- little time to say  lit!       " ~~7T~  . The handling of knife and fork mi��m  be made an action of grace. But it Tathei  resembles the seizure of seme ofTcndin.a  obstacle. They are taken up, used, and  laid down with a business-like force and  clatter from which all grace is absent"  Following'on tho "laying down," come-:  tbat Dlantinsr of elbows ,on tho table  Lftat;* fond nsatner. ana incessant iaugmer  rlo which I have before 'alluded.  Fate, Chance cr What?  f    Aa we jog along life's pathway wc.  know next to nothing of what i*  almost within our roach on each  t>i'dc of u*, and yet by merely  pushing aside the thicket of ignorance  bordering our road we would tmdoubtctl-  ly discover no end of delightful possibilities. Sometimes, however, fate or  chance or 1'rovidencc, whatever we may  call it, suddenly brings ua to au opening, and wc find that wc have all along  been in close companionship with soma  congenial spirit' whose existence even wo  J;a\e never suspected, o'.'.-o        ��� ,  '���The way 1 met my wifo is a curious  exemplification of this," said a man who  had been remarking how little one knows  beyond hia immediate range of vision.  "I was taking a walking* tour through  the Tyrol with a couple of other iell'ows,  f.nd intended on that eventful day to  make a certain village before nightfall.  And now please note coincidence No. 1.  A violent storm camo up and wo were  obliged to go out ot our way to take rc-  -fuge iii a little wayside-inn.' There we  iound that another party,���'.consisting of  a man and his wife and the tatter's  . niece, who were _rivili'g.;'throUgby that"  picturesque region, had also sought, a  night'B lodging arid had taken possession  of all the available room's. They were  most kind, however, the women, insisting  upon giving up one of their rooms, and  wc all became very friendly, foTaging in  the larder for our supper and cooking it  with our landlady in her little kitchen.  As I was supposed to.be the culinary  genius of our party, and the niece hat!  attended a cooking class in New York.  we were "installed as a committee on tlu  commissariat., and we became necess.-;.  Hy vt>ry 'chummy,' especiaJiy as the rai.  continued the next day, and we all votec  to remain where we were until-the road  ��?tjzt2 sopC'Aloa. y*'eHj to make ��Jon^  m  ���lieadaefie.  Eyestrain  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  Wfi!!!^ temporar-  **���&$*    iiy.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction -guaranteed.  . &  YOUR EYE3  ��2IZ��JF>iS>  CURES ALL EVE DISEASES.  IHFIAMED ETES.SCALES OH UD&.  QRANULATION ETC  m  lenaudo i  Opticians  Baker   Street,   Nelson.  IMPORTERS   OF  ncjur} Goods  s Furnish hgs  story snort, the; niece, as you probably  liave surmised, is at present my wife.  The oddest part cf it all is yet to come,  for mutual enquiries soon elicited the  fact that we'were both from New York;  but it was not until some time afterward that we discovered that we lived  in the same street, and, what was stranger still, actually next door to "each other:,  and had grown up without knowing each  other, separated only by. a. "wall of brick  and plaster, my boyhood at school and  young manhood at college making the  circumstance a perfectly natural. one  especially as our "parents were not acquainted." . A        ���.  The Unpopularity of Whiskers.  Commenting on the fact   that  Governor   Alexander   Monroe    Dockery    has  just   divested   his   countenance   of    a  celebrated    and    almost    immortal    sel  of    whiskers,     the    Xew    York "Sun"  says.:    ''The   twentieth   century   is   beginning   somewhat   as    the    nineteenth  century began, though, of course, not so  strictly and universally smooth, but it is  doubtful if it will run parallel through all  its quarters with its predecessor.   There  were no mustaches, no beards, when the  nineteenth century dawned.   Side whiskers began to curl and sprout before it  had run far in its course, and they grcvi  bolder after   a   time  and   encircled   the  throat and chin, leaving -bare the uppci  lip.   The lip wits submerged about 1SG0.  and in the later years of destruction wa��  last to yield to the assaults of the barber. . Tho human countenance began to  exhibit itself  again not long  after -tha  war, and from that time down to  the  very recent past  the unsupported .mustache   was,, the   prevailing 'mode.    Now  "fashion iy'changing  again, so  that the  young anen  nro    commonly   completely  shaved, and their fathers have covered  lips.     Tho   youth   of   to-day   have   the  weight of civilized precedent with them.  An examination of the family 'albums oi  the last'four "centivries will demonstrate  that the" unwhiske'red have had by far  the better of it.   For nearly two hundred  yenra of that time the  beard -was not  permitted to sprout.   A great deal of encouragement  for the shaven but ambitious ��� young man may be found in the  Presidency of die United States.   From  the beginning with Washington down to  Lincoln's time] whiskers found lodgment  in the White" House  only three  times,  and in every 'case they were of the remote variety known a3 sideboards, which  offered  no   considerable, obstruction  to  the observation of  the  faces  to which  they were linked.   John Quincy Adams  presented .a stubborn pair, Martin" Van  Kuren's .were amiable in their moods, and  Zaehary Taylor's were evidently the unobtrusive expression of a fancy for, trimmings.   Lincoln inaugurated the bcardeu  era,   which  was   carried   on   by   Grant,  flares, Garfield.    Arthur-   (with . Dun-  -drcarys),  and-Harri=on,_flioughlHTarri-_  son yielded not a little of his expans:  before he ie tired from office.   Cleveland  was the first mustaehed President  and  Roosevelt   the   second,   while  ilcKinlej  ' jlrcserv.cd  the' tradition  of <thc .smoofcL  face.  nelson Assessment district  Court of Revision and Appeal ���  Take notice that i shall hold 'a. Court of Revision sind Appeal l'or tlie Kelson Assessment  District l'or hfurin^ ami determining any  iipi'ttils ngwlns!. Hie ii>KOS.smrnt made for (lie  yeiir l'JU. ;it the 'laces'and al Ilie linns un-  .iensieiitioiiL-d :���  At. the -officii of the I'rovin:Ial Assessor &  ColkcLor, Nelson. oiiWe-dm sday, (lie ittli day  of M.ircli, lilOI. at'the hour of 10 o'clock iii the  lorciKi'i'i.  All lie oflice (.f tl-.e Piovir.cial Constable, at  Ymir, on Monday,the lllh day or March, 100-1,  ul the houi-ot'l oVlin k in the allL-rnoon.  Nelson, B. C, January l!0lh, lVOi.  v\. A..IcwnrT,  Judgp ol ihe Court o�� Rovlsloii and Appeal,  NlIsoii Asst'tEnieni District.  For The Extermination oi The  -    ' '     i? Piano Pest."  In Germany the "attack on the pio-  miscuons use of the piano and other  noisy musical instruments at all times  and places Juts assumed almost tho  'pha&e of a crusade. The latest and  most characteristic discussion of the problem is a determined :protest made by  'iiegmund Auerhach, a leading physician  of Fmnkfbvt-on-the-llnin, in!,the Supplement of the Munich "Allgemcirie Zei-  tunrr,"- No. 14*2, the oldest and probably  most influential general scientific journal  in the country. The publication of the  protest in this journal is significant, indicating that the learned world of the  Fatherland is taking the matter seriously. AVe translate and quote the follow-  iufr:  "The protest of thinkers against the  piano pest is not new, nor have the pro-  testants been the meanest among men.  Both Goethe and Schopenhauer have virtually cursed the evil habit of their  thoughtless -neighbors that interfered  with their work nnd comfort, - and yet,  comparatively speaking, their sufferings  muat have been, small compared with  that of most modern men. Still more  recently the litterateur, II. Lessing,  wrote a. series :of articles in the 'Nord  und Sud," in which he yoicedlthe protest  of nervous people against this' evil. It  is well known to what trouble Mrs. Carlyle went to save her husband from  molestation of this kind, and. how Richard Wagner bought peace;'at a hij"h  price from the distorting atreet rabble in  Florence. The question itself has a history which prominent men have helped  to make.  "Tlie.question has both a medical and  a legal side. The effect of such noise on  the finely-strung nerves of the thinkers  antL-writers.is very dangerous, and as a  pliyaician I can testify to this danger.  Piano-plaj-ers have no right to- endanger  the health of their neighbors, and, this  being the. case, it is the right and the  duty of states and governments to protect.jtheir people jigayist the pest. There  n  The Hilarious Sufficiency.  The Comedy of the Day.  Don't  Miss  are regulations that forbid, crying ou!  wares on the streets, that regulate the  noise that may be made by hucksters  and othersi; why should there not be regulations to protect people from tho piano -hammerer? Just how this is to be  done it will be the business of our lawmakers to determine. But one way that  seems tojbe good would be to determine  _that_those jwlio _by_their callings or by  choice are bound to use tlf<r~piano_or"the  loud musical instrunvents hours and  hours each day should he compelled to  live in curtain quarters of tlie city, or  in certain squares in a street, or in certain sections cf squares, just as in the  railroad trains there are certain parts  and portions where smoking is allowed  and others where it is forbidden. In  thig way there would be unmusical  places where other people could live undisturbed and be sure that the next moving-day would not bring the unwelcome  pianos into the new neighborhood. But  both medical and legal considerations  call ,-for an extermination -of the 'piano  pest.'"  Archie   Shade's Watch.  "While picnicking with a crowd in the  country the other dny," sitysi the Joplin  "News-lieraid," "Arch Shade accidentally,  dropped his witch in a spring, and,  quite naturally, it has since refused to  run. He took the ���timepiece to a jeweler, and the following conversation ensued: ��� ���'"���'  '���'���Here's my watch- can you fix it ��  "'What's the matter? Did you break  tho spring?'  "'Xo;  the spring broke the watch.'  "The man wondered, but proceeded to  examine the injured article.  '"The spring is broken,' he finally announced.  "'Xo wonder;' said Arch; 'I dropped  the watch in it.'  "It began to dawn upon the jcwcIct  that the young man was certainly insane, and jusit'as he was'glancing around  for some avenue of escape Arch explained the situation."  A Wise Man.  Ho was padding the hoof through ��  prosperous village when, turning a sha^  bend in the road, he nearly collided with  a man running as if for his life, and a  little farther saw a great smoke. Ho  asked the fellow where he was going,  and whether the smoke was a -house or  fire. "No," he said, "that's a neighbo.  of mine burning weeds. She's a widow,-  he 'said, beginning to move on agait  "and when I see a widow burning hei  weeds I'm off to a safer place," and witi  a wild howl he galloped away.  MS, M'\  ^fy^^Q,^fa^y*fyf^^^p  \,^ummk, lace curtains  BURNS   BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarysj Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS,  Bartlett House  .        i  (Foimcrly Ultu-kc House)  The best $1 per dayhousc In Kelson. ���  None but" white >liclp employed.   The bar  tlio best.  G. W.   Bartlett,   Prop  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET. NELSON,  B. C  "Notice to Creditors.  ix* the surrsEjiE-eourtT of-british-  COLUMIIIA, IX VROBATl*.  IN    THE   COOnS    OF    FHTvD    TKEGOXINO,   DE-  CEASED, IKTK8TATK.  Nol ice Is hereby given that the creditors  and others hn'.'iiiii claims against Kiild deceased, who died at Phoenix, ".M'fxona, on or  about Ihe Gib dny of October, A. D. 1802, arc  required on or boiore the 151 h dny of March,  IM4, tosenrl by post, prepaid, or deliver, to  the undersigned, Administrator of the pergonal cslatc and cH'cets of (he said deceased  in the I'rovinc-e of I'rilish Columbia.  I heir (')iriKtiiuinnd surnames, addiOhKCS and  descriptions. Hie lull- ������urticulars of tlieir  claims, the statement"^>f their accounts and  Ihe nature of tbe securities, if any. held by  Ihem.  And furilier take notice, thatartcr said last  mentioned dad' the said administrator will  proceed to distribute the assets of the de-  icased among the parties entitled thereto  havliitr.riviird only to the claims of which  he sluill then liiivo notice, und that the mid  Ad m lu 1st rn lor will not be liable for the said;  jissets or any part thereof to a n.v person or per- j  nous of whose claims notice shall not have  been rceeUcd by him at the time or such distribution.  1'ated ti. Is 20th clay or January, A. 0.190-1.  JOHN KbtilUT,  Administrator ot KrcdTrcgoning. deceased, j  KOOTENAY  COFFEE CO.;  ,<* *1* S* i*_"i ?_** *rj* -te-Ni*. *V *fr *���>* 'V- iS** *ff-1f S*"*- *!*-SI** Sf *.* i^.S* ^If-?1?-  fji JfH.yjpi vpTt* #ICVjV TifiVK IT* �����* Iffi"Jt* Jf*"***"'& ��9* f> *I* 1-v^*VfT3(C  Coffee Roasters     I  |Ce3lm ,n Tea and Coffee  3 We are olfcring at lowest prices the best;  grades oj Ceylon, ludia, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Uoflcc per  pound I S  40  Mocha and Java lilond, 'i pounds 1 00  Choice JSlend Coffee, 4 pounds  I 00  Special Blend Coll"ce,(i pounds J 00  Kio Ulcnd Uotfee, 0 pounds  1 00 _  Special Hlend Ceylon i'ca, per p*>uud.    su;  A TRIM ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  ��� P.OrEox 1837   WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  Canada Permanent  ;age Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  an..waf w-M jt lannwtwBWMBWi  Certificate of Improvements.  Yukon Fractional Mineral Claim, situate  lu the Kelson Mining Division otWVeKt Kootenay L)b>liii:t.  Wliorc located: On Bear Creek, 3 miles  from "Ymir.  Take notice tlm11. John McTaatcIile, of lhe  Citv of Nelson, acting as agent for Patrick  n.-vlv. Free Miner's*7Jerllfl��tte No. B S8.50**,  William M. Coffey. Free Miner's Certiticate  No. 53,S��2, A. .1. ltuuhc.-i. Free M! tier's Certiticate No. U58.S7G. aiid John ltyan. Free Miner's C/'rlilit-ate N<i. iioS.S!;'!, Intend sixty days  rrom the date hereof toapply to the Jliniinr  Hccorder'for a Certini-atc of.Imprqvemenfs  for the purposedf obtaining a Crown Grant ot  the above claim. >  And l'urthcr take notice, that action under  Section :i7mtiKt be commenced before the issuance ofsuch Certiflc'ile or Improvement)!.  Dated this 2*!uU day of December, 1003.  joks McLatchie.  Direct Line,   lowest Rates  Coipoialion oftlie Citf ofKejspn  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Electric lightrates for .tlie month of January are now due ana payableat the Oity.of-  flces. Ifpaia on or before Ihe 15tb February*  dlscountoflO percent wlllbeftllowed.  KelBon. January 30,1904.      -T-"  By ordetv  D.aMcMORRIS  Ciiy. Clerk.  East  Winnipeg  Toronto  Ottawa.  Montreal  New York  West .  Vnncou'vr  Victoria  Sea ttle  Portland  San Kriinclsco  for EvBiybody  _When_ you_ are indisposed   try   a  "-- Cup of Tea ~  JOY IN EVERY CUP.  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  R'C.   JOY,   PROPRIETOR  ���������' Via.Soo Pacific Line St. Paul, Chicago and  all U.S. points. ,r,  1UI  To Alaska, Japan.-China, Hawaii. Australia  Peltiers' Rates Westbound, sold daily till  JNovcmber30.~o ,  Throutib bookings to England and the Continent via all S.S. lines.  .. For time tables,rates" and   infermation^ai>-  'pty to local agents, or write,  J. 8. CARTER. 'fe.J.rOYLK.  Dlst.Pass. Aj-t.. A. G- P. A.  NeUon. V��ncon��er  The Nelson Bus!  8  NELSON, B.C-  Individual Instruction  Bookkeeping,  Shorth?nd,  Typewriting,.  English, Etc.  For rates of tuition address,  W. E, BOtjriKS. Business Mansger.  J<elsW)u.B. C,  Merchant Tailor,  1  ti  z\  ��� 1  1  Tremont fBlk��. Baker   St,   Eas  Inlalest tlesI^JisJant! beat qunlity  Wholesale and Retail  laeulci-.sln  Gamps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention:  Nothing^ but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.   :  E. CTBAVES. Manager  W\u*i

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