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 mmmmmM  ss��  MS  >:<:*f'l  VW^^VVWVVVW  WAr. R. HEARST: "1 Jutve seen the  most beautiful lakes in Italy and'Switzerland, and all those lovely spots,but I have  never seen anything liner than the Kootcnny lake and the Arrow IiiUck. Wo had a  delightful time tiiere. , This was my llrst  trip through there."  J  7^im  mm  ;yvwwwwry<wwviy  FIlOE_-Mil>[JShnG never seen anything  finer ttiri'n the n-uit of Nelson district.  H��  Ided :%I didn'tsee the cherries or rasp-  rries or gooseberries, but If lhey compare wliii tbe apples, pears and' plums,  5 ou liavy-hefc a lruit country unsurpassed  >   by anything in the Dominion." ,  ^I^A|rWl��<^VV��/VHAlV^A^r^^Ml/^r^  VOLUME  VIII.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, MAY 13, 19C5.  NUB1BEB  RADIUM   AS  A   CURE   FOR  CANCER.  A New York dispatch' slates that  through tlie use of Uie much-vaunted,  and later almost disdained discovery���  radium,���an almost complete cure of  a case of cancer has been effected at tho  Flower Hospital.  Mrs.  Surah  Olvcr of New  Canaan,  Conn.,  was slowly dying of cancer,  that bad attacked  tlio instep of her  left foot.     At lier time of life, 82 years  old, any use of the knife would  have  proved fatal.    Hugo Lieber undertook  . to treat her with radium.  _j   Two weeks ago she received hot first  /treatment with the solution, or coating.    -  �� Six days later Uiegreat tumor that  ^menaced her life, literally.dropped off,  Showing tlie healthy flesh underneath.  V 'Hugo Lieber, although almost  ^'equally disinclined  to talk, consented  ,i **  ;to explain his   important   discovery.  .-The World reporter found  him in his  labratory in West Broadway. .'  **-' "You see  this,"  said   Mr.-, Lieber.  _.-��� . i . i  .  .holding up a little glass tube, two in-  'ches long and and a half inch iu diameter, lt was about one-third full of a  yellowish powder.  "That powder is radium. It is the  largest individual importation" made to  this.country and cost $12,000.  "Now look at this," he continued,  displaying a thin rod of celluloid,  tipped an inch deep with what looked  like.crireison paint. "That red substance is ray^new discovery. It is a  solution of radium, which in direct contact with diseased, tissue.gi"es -till the  activity of pure.radium."  Turning to -an electroscope, Mr.  Lieber repeated for the reporter's benefit the experiment with which he had  convinced scientists, on .the initial an-  nouncement of his discovery. This  experiment measures the activity of  radium ; and the record made by the  little red-tipped rod of celluoid was far  greater than that made'by the tube of  ���pure radium worth ��12,000. The cost  of the red-tipped rod is only $'25, and  ^the; radium solreut upon it is iude-  . structible.  Pure radium i.s the scarcest tiling in  all the world, and I he" most expensive,  None but the very rich '.could:hope, to  benefit by its .wonderful power. Lieber's discovery promisi 8 to be put  ���within the reach of rich and poor  alike.   Shorn~of tefchnicalities_the"_istoi y~6f  ��� __ _.  Lieber's discovery may be briefly told.  Initial investigations of pure radium  led to the theory that it radiated three  kiuds of rays : Alpha rays, of low penetrating power; Beta rays of greater  penetrating power ; and Gamma rays,  of enormous penetrating power.  Luter investigations have established  the fact that radium discharges only  Alpha rays, and certain emanations  which are the products of radium decomposition. The. emanations were  originally classed as the Beta and  Gamma rays. The Alpha rays form  95 per cent jf all other radiations  thrown off by radium, and they lack  the power to penetrate glass or thinnest  aluminum. They were all lost so far  as therapeutic uses were concerned  Lieber's radium "crating" gives the  Alpha rays an unobstructed chance to  operate. It is not- eucased iu glass of  alumium, but comes in direct contract  with the diseased tissue. The solution  is colorless, but it is artificially colored so that its presence on a rod or  disk of celluloid may be dearly defined.  At present its curative powers aie  under experimental analysis. But  these powers are amazing. A tube of  this radium-coated celluloid that looks  exactly like a slender stick of candy  will remove warts and moles as'if by  magic. They simply crumble away,  leaving the underneath sound and unblemished.  The next experiment will be upon  cancer ofthe throat and the therapeutists at the Flower;'Hospital feel confident of the. result. - It is also believed  that it will be possible to treat cancer  of the stomach with the new discovery  by pas&ing the coated tube down the  throat to direct, contact.  Experimentswill also 'begin at once  to test the radium solution in the treaty  ment of consumption. In this experiment an attempt will be made to blow  the emanations of radium into the  lungs by means of an apparatus which  Inventor Lieber has devised.  By invitation Mr. Litber explained  this apparatus a few weeks ago in an  address to to the society for Experimental Biology arid Medicine in New York.  Tho instrument by which an attempt  will be made to carry radium into the  lungs is a complicated arrangement of  tubes, bulbs and stoppers too complex  for~any-&ut~rechriical description"."  A NEWSPAPER AMID ANTARCTIC ICE.  Specimei' pages of the newspaper  that was printed on a typewi iter every  week for two winlei'3 whilo the Discovery was in the Antarctic have been  sent to this country. It was not the  first newspaper of its kind, but in qual  ity it was the best of Polar publications.:  This is largely due to the fact that il  was beautifully illustrated with watoi  colors and black and white sketches.  There were artists in that crowd, and  Borue of the best work was done for tho  newspaper.  Most of the color work' illustrated  natural history. The birds and beasts  of that region gave numerous sittings  and the pictures are rarely surpassed  byjanyn process.,  Many black and white illustrations  hit off the daily life in camp, showed  the humorous aspect of things and  caricatured everybody from Capt.  'ijcott down. These pictures are sprinkled in among news items, stories, fun  and solid scientific articles. It i_ a remarkable product in its way, and they  are talking at the Royal Geographical  Society in London of making facsimile reproductions in eight volumes  to be sold at a pretty penny.    .  Theu there were other methods also  of driving dull care away duriug the  tedious winter months. Once in a  >phile,things were livened up by a negro minstrel performance.  It would not to do to rehearse ��r  these performances on the ship, for  everj'body would know just-what was  going on. So the burnt cork artists always went for rehearsal to a hut that  had been erected on the ice.' The tem-  perature in the hut was decidedly Arctic, and ' Lieut. Royds says it was no  groat pleasure playing tlie piano for  the comic song.  One day when tho troupe went t"  the hut for rehearsal they found two  members of the scientific staff taking  pendulum observations. The gentlemen gave way to the minstrels and  started for the ship, and a mention of  what happened may give a faint idea  of au Anarctic blizzard on a winter  night.  .'; '��� i  Tlie distance between the hut and  the ship was 600 feet. The rehearsal  was over in an hour, aud the minstrels  started for the ship. They had gone  half the distance when they heard a  faint cry through the howling blast.  Everybody knew that some one was  .lost.'   o"; "i--* 7"77"'.77'"    '��� "''���  The party opened out and soon  found the two men who_ had left the  hut. They had been lost between the  hut aud the ship and for an hour had  been tramping around in a little circle  circle shouting at the top of their  voices, but they couldn't outcry the1  blizzard.  THINGS TALKE D  \  The audience  that assembled in the  Opera House on last Monday eve n ing  to hear Cowen's cantata, "Thc Rose  i i  Maiden," given by the Nelson Choral  Society; were scarcely prepared for tlie  excellence of the musical treat presented to them. Indeed, the fact that  quite* number of scats, in the house-  were empty indicated that the Nelson  public generally harbored some doubts  as to whether the- entertainment  would he woitli \x\\ ing for. If.Hich  doubts existed in the minds of those  present they were speedily and satisfactorily settled before the o_ eni ig  chorus of the programme came to an  eiid, and from then on the enthusiasm  of the audience grew with each number,: culminating in a perfect tempest Of applause at the "magnificent  rendering of the bridal chorus.' A  rigid rule had been declared by the  management against encores,*; but in  this and another instance it was found  impossible to adhere to it. At the  conclusion of Miss Crowley's scena,  "Ask of Yon Ruined Castle," the audience demanded a repetition that  would brook no denial. This talented  young lady was heard for the first  time in Nelson on this occasion, and  her clear, sweet voice, rendering the  music with;a depth of feeling and  power of interpretation surprising in  such a young singer, captivated the  listeners. If the Nelson Choral Society had accomplished nothing more  than presenting an opportunity to a  Nelson audience of hearing Miss  Crowley, its existence would have  been fully justified. It is sincerely,  hoped that such natural gifts as Miss  Crowley possesses-.may.-be..given ..the  utmost possible cultivation. Thc other  -soloists of the evening are well known  to the Nelson public and deserve the  highest praise. Mrs. Briggs wns at  her best afid sang tbe difficult soprano  part.exquisitely. The audience wished  to have her repeat the aria, "Bloom on,  My Hoses," but she contented herself  with acknowledging the plaudits  merely. However, when Mi��s Crowley  was called upon'to repeat ber number,  Mrs. Briggs very charmingly repeated  the. recitative, "God Greet Thee,"  leading up to it. and shared in the  demonstration of delight with whieh  the audience showed their appreciation. Mr._C._Broadwood_saiig_ in_a  masterly    manner,   liis   robust   and  highly   cultivated   baritone  blending  perfectly with the other voices in the  concerted pieces and coming out with  rich power in his solo, "Where Gloomy  Pine Trees Rustle."    Mr. G. Brown  surprised    and   greatly   pleased    his  friends in his singing of the tenor solo  part.   The   quality   of  Mr.   Brown's  voice is pure lyric tenor, a raro quality  in this country for some reason.   Itis  a voice that would  well' repay further  careful   cultivation.   Tlie chorus and  orchestra  showed   the  effect of conscientious- practice and training, and  their- part in the evening'^ entertainment gave universal satisfaction. Even  the few who went to criticize and not  to enjoy found it difficult to agree as to  where, any    imperfections   existed.  The    attack    and    finish    on    the  part   of the  chorus   were  excellent.  T he very soft passages might possibly  have been made even softer with advantage.     -The  sopranos  somewhat  overweighed   the other parts in the  pianissimo.     The orchestra was well  balanced and very effective.    Perhaps  its best efforts were the introduction  and the prelude to the bridal chorus,  both of which were gems of orchestral  work.     Mr. Bodmer, who presided at  the piano, is entitled to the very highest praise'in this connection.     As one  of the audionce remarked on coming  away from the Opera House, beseemed  to be  able to make the  piano  siug.  The work for the piano as also for the  violins is decidedly difficult, demanding technique of high  order.     It is  OF DURING THE WEEK IN NELSON.  soui-cely too much to say that this par-1 the  street."       On   the  afternoon   of  ticular   feature was above   criticism. J Thursday last, four other members of  Tho society is to be congratulated on  the success of its lirst performance and  the satisfaction tliat was apparent on  the face of the conductor, Mr. It. M.  Macdonald, at the genuine enthusiasm  with which the house gave vent .to its  foolijigs was undoubtedly shared by  every member taking part. That the  members .themselves placed a large  share, of the credit upon their conductor was evidenced by the hearty  cheers which they gave him at lho end  of tho performance. The conclusion  of the whole* matter, however,  ii that when, every one engaged  does his or' her best, as has  been the case in thc preparation of this  w<rk, success such as that of last Monday evening is assured. Nelson music  lovers will look.forward with pleasurable anticipation to the society's next  production.  No resident of the city of-Nelson  during the past two or three months  needs to be informed liosv frequently  and persistently the mayor of the city  and,bis clacquers have been putting  forth.his claims to/public -recognition  for the valuable services rendered by  him ih connection with the disposal  on .favorabld terms of the city's power  debentures. In the columns of his paper, this claim has been expressed ad  the Fire Department received notice of  summary dismissal���1). Herb, R.  Sharp, R.Elliot and J. E. Procter���  this,'notwithstanding the fact that the  Council, at its meeting on Thursday,  refused, to sanction a reorganization of  the City Fire Department. R. Sharp  has'since been that been reinstated.  There is evidently a first class row  brewing in the Council over the  Mayor's whimsical actions. The Mayor  -reads the offending aldermen out of  the so called Progressive Party in his  newspaper, and proceeds to trounce  them in his well known style, and  calls upon them for their resignation  as members of the City Council. A  statement from the said .aldermen  is.expectod shortly, which will show  their * reasons for the course'which  they have called upon to take in civic  matters. It is not, we are sure, without a strong sense of duty that- they  have taken their stand; but having  taken it, they will retain it notwithstanding all the Mayor's specious misrepresentations.  \*W''&  COSTLY SOWENIRS OP GREAT PEOPLE;  The interest aroused by the recent  production ��� of the cantata, "The Rose  Maiden."-brings to mind that this is  the month for holding the regular  annual meeting or the Nelson Operatic  Society.     It is believed  that with tbe  nauseam.    All the credit therefor has, '.success atteding past productions under  it is asserted, beeri: due to' him alone:  Prior civic   administrators has   been  dilatory in this matter; he has been  f i  prudently energetic, with   the above  result, and this-notwithstanding  tho  malign influences whieh have been at  work"against him.     This has been his  claim on behalf of himself,  applauded  iu the making of it by a coterie of his  followers,   aud   quietly   conceded   by  the public generally.    It now appears,  however, from an item relating thereto  which   has recently  appeared  in   the!  this society, the members will be in-  duce_ to .uudertake another opera for  the autumn, probably during the Nelson Fair. Mr.-Parry is convinced that  there will be no difficulty in getting  together quite as good a company of  singers as he' has yet had under his direction.  If Nelson ever hopes to make progress as a  manufacturing'centre, her  | citizens must encourage local manufacturers..     One   local   industry that  is  columns of onr morning contemporary  over thc signature of the Manager_of  the Royal Bank in this city, that such  credit has been claimed by Mayor  Houston aiid generally-conceded without there having been for it any foundation in fact; that whatever of credit  there is therefor has been duo, not to , Kootenay8i This cij,ar ia njiulG froQ1  the Mayor, but to tbis bank, as it has ��� tbe cboioebfc le.(f aud is a fllVorUe  beeiUhrougb this institution that the | everywhere... Mr._H a wtl.ort,e,_the  transaction which   resulted in the said j tmvellillg representative of tbe Koote-  sale took place;    Perhaps after this, we!  !  shall  read   and   hear less,  about   the |  I  [specially entitled to encouragement is  the Kootenay..Cigar Comyany. This  company manufactures cigars equal in  every respect to those imported from  the east, aud it is worth noting that  their Royal Seal cigar is now growing  .ing   ih     popularity    throughout   the  riay  Cigar Company) is constantly'on  the road, and every three or four weeks  credit in connection with this matter j covers the  territory   between   Fernie  which is due to the Mayor, and have it  giveu to those who alone, are entitled  to i t.  and Phoenix, and all the Slocan and  Lardeau. He finds the local product  growing in demand, and as a resultthe  company is kept busy filling its orders.  A live issue has .arisen in the City  Council between tlie Mayor on the one  side a nd Aldermen. J. E. Annable and  D. M. Macdonald on the -other. At  this we are not at all surprised. Wei  indeed anticipated it. No one catii  work amicably with the Mayor unless  he is disposed on all occasions to subordinate bis individuality to that of  his Worship ; lo accept unhesitatingly  aud unqiiestion"ingly the-, dictum of the  Ma^oras governing all his actions as  alderman. These two members of the  Council did not feel that thoy could  continue to do this, in view of some of  the erratic actions of His Worship.  Hence the conflict. One of these has  been the summary dismissal of Samuel  Coulter as driver of the Fire Department, who bears the reputation of  having been a competent man for the  position, and the substitution in place  of him of J. T. O'Connor, who it is  charged, is not specially fitted for that! verdict be it guilty or not guilty they  position. The two aldermen above simply acquit themselves acco rding to  named thought that thc interest of .the dictates of their own consciences,  the City should not be imperilled hy  the Mayor's whims, and they have in  consequence taken a decided stand in | The Kardens in and aroud Nelson are  this matter;. This is the version of j looking beautiful. Nelson has more  the commencement of the trouble in j pretty gardens than any city its size  the   Council that is now current Von  5n Canada or the United States.  Among the many visitors to Nelson  this week is Charles Haywiird, of Victoria, who will give evidence in the  Atkinson case next week. Mr. Hay-  ward occupied the Mayor's chair in  Victoria three terms, and during his  official career the Capital city made  substantial progress in many respects.  He is noted for his progressive ideas,  and the strong resemblance he bears to  the late Lord Salisbury.  A demonstration such as was made  at the court house last evening when  John Roberts was declared "not guilty"  should never again be repeated in  British Columbia. Canadian jurors  have a duty to perform, and that tbey  do that duty iu a conscientious manner  is not a subject for an open demonstration of applause.     In rendering their  Perhaps you do not set any particular value on your olthclothes, your  old books, your old love letters���but if  in after years you become famous, such  insignificant articles will be worth a  gold mine to your descendants.  Take Thackeray's case. When he  was at school, like almost every boy he  ornamented his Latin dictionary, his  Euclid and his Horatius with little ink  sketches. You could pick up such  books on any stall for 3d, but because  they belonged to the great author they  realized, not long ago, not less than  $203.  A one page letter, written by Charles  Dickens, changed hands for $160. The  plain, unpretentious house in Portsmouth in which he was born, which  you would hate to acquire for $1,000,  was also sold recently for $5,625 to the  Portsmouth corporation;who intend to  convert it in to'a Dickens museum.  Fora love letter written, by Robert  Burns, the Scottish poet, $50 vtn�� paid  not long ago. Yet a brass collar which  was worn by Boatswain, the dog to  whose memory Lord Byron erected a  monument at Newton Abbey, fetched  21 guineas, while the collar of Thunderer, another of Lord Byron's dogs,  realized 4 guineas only.  A mulberry tree planted by Shakespeare has already brought in a small  fortune. A casket made from the wood  was sold a few montbs'ago for $700; a  figure of the bard similarly carved  fetched $65.  Fancy prices are frequently paid forj  relics of theatrical stars.     The Louis  r��� ��� O  XVI. clock which formerly belonged  to Mrs. Siddone, a short time ago  fetched 38 guineas.  Seven relics of Charles Kean, nevertheless, were sold for $20, one among  them, a Highland dirk; used by him  when playing, the part of Macbeth, going for $3.  For. the pistol with which Dick Tur-  -pin'bnce instilled fear into the hearts of  passengers on the Great Nortli road,  however, 5 guineas were~"crnsidered  sufficient. -���  Relics of Lord Nelson arealso worth "  a small   fortune.     An enameled gold  telescope, once in the possession of tha    ���  great admiral, was sold recently f����r-  $200;   the  wine  flagon   of Admiral  Brueys,  takeu  by Nelson, fetched 50  guineas; but a letter written  by the  gallant hero to Lady Hamilton just * ;.  before he died realized  the huge sum  of $5,150. x  At the same sale another letter written tbe day after the battle of Waterloo  by the Duke of Wellington, was sold  for $505. Part of the mane of the  charger ridden at the same battle by  the great duke also fetched an extra- .''  ordinary price. .   ,      '  A few'cents under $50 was paid not  long back for a button which had once -' ''  adorned the coat of Oliver Cromwell. ��� .-  It was accompanied by a certificate  stating that it "was on hia coat wheVt  he "sett to judge King Charles." An  order, signed fay the Protector also  fetched $50; , .        -       ' -  At a collection sold some time ago a  letter from tho King when Prince of  Wales realized $200. A Sarah Siddona .  letter went for $60, and one fron_Ed-  mund Kean for $45. The same price  was paid, for David Garrlck's autograph. , _.  But it is royal relics, which fetch the  highest prices.  A little while back a pen, whose initial cost probably did not amount to  sixpence, -was sold for $160. It waa  used by the Emperor .Francis I., the '  Czar Alexander I, and King Frederick  William III. of Prussia, in appending  their signatures to the treaty of the  the Holy Alliance in 1816.  A lock of Napoleon's hair, not long  ago, fetched $5, his court coat 19J  guineas.  ERUTT  GROWING IN THIS  PROVI NCE  Reports from all over the district are  to the effect that the prospects are  favorable for a prolific yield of fruit.  During the-week there-hasbeen con~  siderable demand for land for small  fruit ranches, and the real estate dealers report the demand increasing every  day..  Thomas McNaught, of Halcyon Hot  Springs, was in tho city yesterday.  Mr. McNaught has become a convert  to the greatainducements offered by  British Columbia from an agricultural  and horticultural standpoint. On his  recent trip down the Arrow Lakes, he  counted between Halcyon and Robson  120 small fruit ranches all in a flourishing condition. He also observed that  there are thousands of acres of land  uncultivated, and argues from this  that the time is not far distant-,when  the banks all along tbe lake will be  doited, with small fruit ranches. The  land is well adapted for fruit growing,  and lhe transportation facilities are all  that could be desired.  Province and distribute among our  own pceple large sums of money that  now, to a very considerable extent, <  aresentabroadr At"the~8ame~tinie it-  will lead to the addition to our population of a most desirable class of  settlers, who in 'fruit culture will find  au occupation, remunerative in itself,'  and tliat can be carried on under social  conditions no so easil> attainable in  other lines of agricultural pursuits:  Reports from the Coast districts with  regard to the fruit crop are conflicting.  The News-Advertiser, of Vancouver,  says tliat v.';']. i.i regard toother crops  there may he complaints of an insufficient rainfall, the outlook for fruit culture is exceptionally good. Theim-  portance that fruit culture has attained,  both on VancouverxIsland and the  Lower Mainland, during recent years  is very considerable and a good season  will, tend to stimulate the industry. It  is one that should be encouraged hi  every possible manner. Its extension  will add largely to the wealth of the  ' During the week alarming report*  have been in circulation in Victoria to  the efleet lhat the recent frosts had  done tremendous damage to the fruit  and strawberry crops iu the district adjacent to Victoria. A Colonist reporter  called upon Messrs. F. R. Stewart &  Co., the produce dealers, and asked  them what information they bad on  the subject. Mr. Stewart said he had  heard the most disquieting rumors, especially respecting the strawberry  crop; but from conversations with R.'���*  M. Palmer aud others in a position to  speak with authority, he did not think  the situation was as bad as was made  to appear. Mr. Palmer said the Gordon Head district had luckily escaped  any damage to the strawberry crops,  though the same could not be said in  respect to adjacent districts, where the "  loss would no doubt be considerable ;  but it was yet too early by a week or  so to speak with full knowledge on the  subject. Regarding the apple and  other fruit crops, it appears that tbe  frosts did not, as far as yet can be ascertained, do any very serious damage,  as the trees were not sufficiently advanced to suffer a serious set back.  However, the real situation will not  be revealed for a week or ten days yet.  :AStil  AZk$$W  .a:t-$i��'-ttHHHr&J  jAip1  ���V1.-" j. ;:. ly M��lr t��i _  ���as&ag#L  m  SSpt  ht:.;.?S;.h  -A'-7M  ;Aaai*  mm  till  :a'8��fe��  A- s&i fes-'it.  ���tV-ffi~S"_s.  'A--��i��m  1V:'_^.__?  Sill  m  si THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE HELSON EC0H0M1ST  Published every Saturday aflernonn ni  Vernon 3theet.Nbi.so>', B. C.  $1 Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertlslnc rates made known ou application.  All changes ln anve.USfc_icnm to insure  Insertion Hhould reach tills office out later  thai Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address is required. U I*  dexlnble thut both the old address and liic  new be given.  Address all coramunlcatlons. " ruhltshpr  Of   rU" NKLSOK. hiCONOHIST. NclSOII. li. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  A short time ago, in an editorial  which appeared in Thk Economist, we expressed ourselves as  not in sympathy with thc employment of the Chinese at Salmo. Cui  views in regard to the matter still  remain the same as those which  were expressed in that editorial.  They were uot manufactured for  the special occasion, but they arc  those which have been held and expressed by us for many years.  Still we are not in sympathy  with the views and resolutions  which we observe not uufrequently  regarding ihis question. These  views and resolutions express disapprobation \silh the maintenance  ofthe police there for the preservation of law and order iu that cora-  ' in Unity, and frequently manifest  more of a political than of an  economic bias. The question which  bas occurred to us in this connec-  ction, aud which we would like to  see calmly discussed, is this :  Granting that there is' need of the  police there for tbe preservation of  order, has the proper department of  the British Columbia Government  that has supervision over this matter, or has the chiel of the "provincial police in this district any option but to so employ Jheru? If  either this department of the Gov  erntnent or the said official has rea-  . Son to apprehend a breach of the  peace, is it not" the duty of- each of  them to as far as possible guard  against its occurrence? All governments and such officials, at least in  civilized countries, seem to act upon  the principle tbat such a duty is  cast upon them in consequence of  such  apprehension.    It is needless  -to-cite-instancesof-this^-lhe-y-are-of.  frequent occurrence. Is it, cr should  it be different in British Columbia?  If a breach ofthe peace were to occur in consequence of their non-  employment there, would there not  be a loud outcry raised against the  same Government for neglect of its  obvious duty by those same persons who now rant and roar against  it in consequence of tbeir employment there ? There certainly  would be a very strong manifestation, and justly so. These are  questions whieh in our opinion  may well engage the thoughtful attention of those who are sedulously  endeavoring to manufacture political feeling against the Government  in consequence of its maintaining a  couple  of policeman  at Salmo for  the preservation of order there.  diflVrt initios .ire heiug worked profitably ;���!-���;! with satisfaction to their  owners.  To those who are fond of solving  perplexing puzzles, a study of the  Tramway timetable might prove  interesting and entertaining these  dismal rniuy evenings.  PRESS COMMENT.  There is now a bill lefore the  British Parliament to shut out undesirable emigrants. Now what  is the good of their passing any  such legislation when they should  know that Laurier will disallow it  the same as like legislation passed  by the B. C. Legislature.���Blair-  mcre Times.  The meeting held at Nelson to  protest against tiie recent importation of Chinese atid Japanese labor  for- the Salmo Shinyle mill, bjre  the earmarks of a political scheme.  Public sentiment if- undoubtedly  against such importations, but dragging in politics will not benefit the  white laborer to any extent.-- Phoenix Pioneer.  Sy' .-iJrt^'H  Daily till May 15th.  Low Settlers' Rates  Westbound from Manitoba, Ontario, Q.ue-  bne. iltirifiiiio Provinces, Mew Kugland,  United States I'oldts to  Kootenays and Pacific Coast  . end ft r Miur friends whllp low rates are in  oiled.. Prepaid tickets delivered wiihout additional COKt,  WkfIbon ml Tr.nrlsl Cars leave :  Montreal. Sundays and Thursday.*.  A'oronln, Tuesdays und Saturdays.  Tt.l'r.ul, Bally.  For rates, tickets, tourist, sleeper berths and  complete im fin-million apply to local agents,  or write lo  There is a greater demand for  farm and fruit lauds iu this valley  thisspring than there has ever been  befoie in the history of this disirict.  People are just beginning to realize  that the demand will continue to increase from year to year. In the Okanagan and Similkameen districts  ranching land is at present reported  to be selling at $300 per acre. In  the immediate vicinity of Grand  Forks a superior quality of laud���  suitable for fru't raising, market  gardening cr farming on a large  scale���can be purchased for - about  half that amount.���Grand Forks  Sun.  J. S. CA.RTER,  IMst.l'ass.Agt..  Nelson.  E. J. COYL_,  A. G. P. A.  Vancouver  Ladies' FinestTannei  does  Goodyear Welt.   Very Best  Value.  Your opportunity for a good bargain is right now, and if a if a practical shoemaker don't know when he is giving his customers their  money's worth then who does.  Latest Styles  and Best Makes  of Men's Shoes.  1000 acres of choicest fruit and farm land for sale at head of Crawford  Bay.    Prices ranging  from $10 per acre upwards.    Will subdivide into  blocks of from 20 acres upwards to suit, purchasers.      Plenty of water.  Wagon road through property.    Fine timber aud mining couutry in im-'  mediate proximity.  These are the Best Lands in the Kootenays.  Also a" few improved fruit . ranches on Kootenay  Outlet between  Procter and Nelson.    These are dividend payers.  A  Fire and Accident Insurance.  T.G. PROCTER  WARD ST.  NELSON. B. C.  > �����<>��������������<>���� �����-��"^��<a*����^H��<��^��^-����'^^�� -4 �����  CO.  Hon. R. F. Green spent Tuesday  night in Nelson and collected a  great deal of information that will  be useful in the conduct of his department. Mr. Green visited every  point in his constituency and is  now in ;East Kootenay on departmental business.  According to thc Lardeau Mining  Review,   the   mining   industry in  -     tbat section  is ** booming, and the  In reference to a rumor that the  Dominion Government had arranged vvith the Grand TruiiK Pacific to start construction work in  British, Columbia- simultaneously  with the beginning at Winnipeg,  Quebec and Monctcn, or had overcome that company in a contest on  tbis point, a member ofthe cabinet,  vvho will not allow his name to be  used, states tint there is nothing in  tbe rumor. The point has never  been-brought���before_the_Govern_  meut, and has, consequently, never  beeu discussed. The matter is in  the position it has always been in.  New Westminster Columbian.  Corner Mill and losephine Sts.  Ssnd Us an Order for Your  Groceries, then Notice...  The promptness of delivery.  The cleanness ancl freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure.  The quality of vrn&t you get.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otdcrs.  This Week's Specials Are:  li-lb Boxes of A 1 Cicamery Butter at 27c  per pound?  Silver Spoon Tea, 50c per pound.  Rajah Brand i'incapple, 25c per tin."  Clarke-Boneless Chicken, 3T<c per tiu  Joy's Cash Grocery  cCausland  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  TH0NE19  60 YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  The employment by the Kooteuay  Shingle Company of a number of  Chinese and Japs in its mill at  Salmo has been seized npon by certain political discon'enis at Nelson,  namely, Mr. Houston, Mr. S. S.  Taylor and Mr. F. J. Deane, as a  pretext ior attacking the Provincial  Government, and this pretext has  been used for like purpose D3r some  ot our Liberal newspapers. Of  course, the matter is no concern of  the Government. The mill company can employ whom it pleases���  unless thereby it breaks contracts  with other persons, who would have  the usual legal remedy. Eut the  incident serves to show to what  straits the opposition party is driven  in seeking for a cause tor criticism  of the Provincial Government; The  Government has done all iu its  power to keep Oriental labor out of  British Columbia; the "I/beral  party of Canada, pn the contrary,  has done all in its power to negative  those efforts. But .the law must  protect the rights of Orientals already in  the country, and if' the  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &.c.  Anyone sendlnf. a sketch and description may  quickly nscertain onr opinion free whether an  invention Is probably patentable Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent freo. Oldest apency lor aecuruifr patents.  Patenta taken through Munn & Co. receive  _tvecial notice, without cbargo, ln tbe  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Lnruest cir-  dilation of any scicntlBc journal. Terms. 93 a  year: four months, $L Sold by all newsdealors.  MUNN & Co.*"*** New York  Branch Office. G2S F Bt- Washington, D. C.  ++99999+++++94++++++++++++999++++++4++++++++++++++ ++i  I BARTLETT  HOUSE j  J (Formerly Clarke House) X"  J     The best SI per day house ln .Nelson.      None but white help employed    The        J  ^ bar the best. ���  |G. W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor   \  ++9999+4+++4+4++++++++++++44++++++.+++++++++++++++++++  $1 per  day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  Nelson, B_ C.  . The largest exclusively Wholesale" liquor  House in  the interior  In Pints and Quarts  Daws'-n's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  CORNER-HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,  NELSON, I C  ��      WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  taTents&Awnings Made and Repaired  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AAD  HEADED  ���j* OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C.      |>  ���t* ---A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A -A    A    *V A    ��\���A    A    ��*��    A    A    A    A    A ��� A -A    A  STAR  MEAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  FORSALE  250,000 Fire Brick. These brick  have been te.ted in the United  States and Canada, and are used  exclusively by the Canadian Pacific  Railway Co.  Samples on application to  Wellington White,  Moose Jaw. N. W. T.  Frank Fletcher  PROVIK --.VI. LAND SURVEYOR  l_.mlK and MineralClalnriBSurveyed -  and Crown Granted _  r. O. Box 563       Office: Kootenay St. Kelson  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House, Nelson  shingle company at Salmo chooses  to employ that class of labor it has  a right to" do so, and that labor must  be protected by the Government  from attack by all and sundry.���  The Week, Victoria.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland.   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Forks,- New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt and careful attention.  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors. *.  ���      W  Finest Quality of Bread.   .Always Sweet.    Beautiful to Look X  at.    Delicious to Eat.    Try It. a  Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. X  notcgrapners"!  Vancouver and Nelson  _, . BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  V���V~~V   V"  -��_      _*_      A,      _��_      .���.  *-4-4-4  ��������������������������������Q����&��  At the Auction Mart To-night at 8 o'clock.   Look out for Bargains.  J. Green, Auctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  Subscribe for  The Economist $I a Year  Strictly in Advance  JE-- K_ STRACHAN}  Plumber and Gasfitter  X Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  T  Y  f  ���>������>>*    a    A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A    A  A    A   A    A    A    *V  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  In 10-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  J. E. Annable, Nelson, B. C.  %  \_3_ %j^ 1L-L EL I   Co  ilder and  n tractor  Estimates given on stone, brick j "   -  and woodwork. | Brick and Lime for Sale THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&x  ��� *&Sf*zgfel  '     '.''Vi^TX  ,       .'���llli.&f'.l ���  - '        - ����:$-��*��.'���  '���' -   '. -'--??iV"  7. A '-'f"s AH  ���    -:'.',' r-*f  ���I '.'"--��� ''/"-KB  Fresh Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  room and Bathroom.  Our New Stock Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and  designs.     Papers suitable for Hall, Parlor    Dining Room, Bed-  Prices Lower than ever. _ .. .  We have a large number of remnants of last year's stock, sufficient  for one Room, at Great BARGAINS  >-.f--"^l  V--H-I  . ��� -  -"-"ft-1  A, -A5J  <���    ��� "     7-*"'- ?1  ioy-i^f  7 -ff.} r:.;l  or.. ^A-4.1  yjyr:\  -tAii^t  -'.-���sil  THE   BEST  EY   CAW   BUY.  Kooteriay Cigar Co,  Im  \_0rn  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  A Cheerful Propiatcy.  1"*HE_anlmal that cannot be trained  to keep It* -wits about it on tho  approach of a motor car must .  disappear. Its stupidity, fllth, j  ���lofth, fear of everything and _seleB9.j  size prove to the most consorvativo  <hat itimist.go. The horse that will  not stand a motor car may be the delight of lts,owner, but it Is a publla  nuisance and a p-u-bllc danger, and  ought to be shot Ilk* a mad dog. Horsemen have no rig-ht to'bring unmanageable brutes into tie public, highways,  to the.public danger,, arid it is time this,  elementary" justice should be recognized. The motor is going to become  the means of locomotion for all light  transit, and by the ordinary roads aa  they exist to-day. It is the pedestrian  a-.ld the horse that have got to glv��  way. ,The horse in traffic, If he chooses  to bolt, is uncontrollable. The motor,  from the lightest bicycle .to the heav*  lest car, is perfectly controllable, occupies half the space, and travels now  through the congested streets at double  and treble the. speed of any hor3ei  drawn vehicle. The only thing; the two  have in common is that at times they j  both refuse to go. ���������"'/'���'.?  [ *-j  The unobservant talk of the accident J ;'  that would happen. : The accidents will  fee _ great deal fewer In number. A  conclusive proof of-this,- to any one  with any sense, In the fact that Injtha  thousand miles tour no one,"l believe;  was hurt, though the roads were lined  with spectators. In the race from Paris  to Berlin, three days, and the tour  around! Italy, ten days, tout two chil-  dxen were killed, the result entirely of  their own carelessness'or..thaC of tTielr  parents. Suppose, for a moment, that  In France a hundred and ten teams, or,  rather, droves, of horses���there were a  hundred at_d ten motors���ranging from  fifty ln a banch flowr to two���this was  the horse-power of the machines���had  been let loose and driven at top speed  Tor three days on the public roads.  Will anyone tell m�� that thousands ol  people would not hare been killed, that  hundreds of drivers would not hava  lost their lives as well? But that would  have been described as sport. . . .  The only danger to be feared from th��  motor car is to its own driver, the only  drawback f.is its: own Imperfection-  Read the reports otf automobile accidents: proportionately, these are far  fewer than from any other form of locomotion, and in nine cases- out of ten  the accident occurs to the driver or tha'  occupant !of the car; in the tenth case  it is owing to the stupidity or the carelessness of the person who get* In  front The average pedestrian has aim-  ply _ot to learn to keep out of tha way,  and that is the end of it.���Joseph Fen-  nell in "Contemporary Review."  BR l-A-R-M-P E S_  . A good many formalities are necessary for the women of Sumatra before  they can.: lay aside their ..idow's weeds,  says "Womanhood." Immediately after the husband's death the disconsolate widow places a flagstaff in front  of her door, and on-this a flag is raised.  As long as the flag remains untorn by  the wind etiquette forbids her to marry, but with the appearance of the  first rent she can lay-aside her mourning garb, begin to take notice and to  receive offers of marriajjre.  C/>  LJ  CL  <  X  (A  O  z  <  LU  _J  UJ  I"  _-  u.  O  LU  _>  o  >s  S9L$  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  0 .rjlicsit^hopjospn.h'me St, Nelson  Almost  the to*ughest tiring in the zwh6le___pf__ __c_reatio_n__is_ aA'p_int_olAB_ro_nch_o_jw*he_n_h_e_ jsjiL  fighting humor.  InTo-w- his hide is just as to*ught as" he is, and that part above his hips and "back is the very  toughest and most pliable---it is the "Shell."  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and G-lbves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch, and "boil proof���almost wear proof.  Made only by  ontrea  Winnjpea  I   R. H. GARLEY, British Columbia Agent  & I!      o     "    :        *   ^  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to 'foe office of  W. P. TIER-iEY, GENERAL AGEHT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  GENERAL NEWS.  It is expected tliat the Atkinson  case.will occupy tbo attention of th.  Cou^t for one week or ten daj'r. There-  arc sixty witnesses.  *Wni. Hunter, the well known politician and mining..man, of Silverton,  ���was in tlie city this week, giving evidence in the Roberts case.  VELT  The Steel-Freeland picture show was.  not well attended. The pictures were  not the best seen hero, nor were tin  specialties above thea%'era<je.  . Frank Taiublyn will take up hi^  residence' at Moscow, Idaho, and the  curling. h< ckt*y and lacioasetlub.-i lux-  u most eiithusUtstic su]>porler.  The Slocan Drill luis p:i��pei*i to tin-  great U-yo'i'l. Tho Diill \va_ one of  the best weekly papers published in  British Columbia, but hud to su.-pend  ou account of hick of support. Itis  understood that its editor, Mr. fituith-  eringale, will move his plant to the  Northwest.  "That Independent Youn_r Couple"  is the name of a farce comedy that .v ill  Lc produced at the Nelson Opera House  hcxt Tuesday evening. Tin: "Econo-  M16T is not fumiliar with the piece ami  taunot say anything with regard to its  ineriti but the manager promises n  toiglit of Unusual hilarity for lli..-..  tvbo attend, which is iu itself a re  .Commendation. ""  ++* 0 -**���+i>4< +++++++++44444+4+444+4++++4+4+4+++++++4++  See our show window for Novelties in Blouse  Sets and Brooches. They are all new and cheap  and thosy who come first get first choice.  *t  Eaemmm   imy   m  Ladies' Blouses  I PATENAUDE BROS.  +&*++���>+++++**>++++++++++&*++++++++++14++++++++++++++ +  Jewellers, Watchmakers  ancl  Opticians,     'Phone  293.  Notice To De>lnzucr,l Co-Ownzr.  To Archie M. Johnson, or t"any person or  persons to whom lio niny huvo transferred  hi.M interest in lliu "'Jplilr" niin.'i-nl claim,  situate on ihr \v��-st Ri.ic ol'laird cro.--!'. uhout  one inula hall*miles up from thu oljl (Juvern-   nt trull In the Nelson   Mli.iuir  Division,  ���-Ve>.i Kooton.-iy :  Vou :i nd cnchnfvotiure hereby not i'!������<! that  I Inivoexpcmr'.ed one hundred ami two  dollars aiiu lll'ty- cants in labour nnd  improvement!* on Xne ulmve lncntionud  claim in order' In hold said claim  uniU'i' lhe provision* of the Mineral Act,  tl.e said Inborn- liu'iii; done for the yriiroml-  Ing April 12. lihW. ami il within 90 (Isiys from  lliutlatiMii' this notice, j on fail or lefnsc to  contribute vour proportion of such expenditure loiMtltor witii ail costs oi ndvirllshif:  yonr Interest Sn tic said claim will become  i lie proper! v o"r the undersigned, under Section 4 of'an Act entitled ".Mineral Act  Amendment Ael. l!l<!0."  Haled this JTLii day of Febrnnrv. IW,>.  J. IS. BAXTER.  Kctfce.  I hereby give notice that sixty days nfter  date I Intend to iipply to thc Chief Colnin'is-  inissioner of Lands and Works tor penn'.fc-  sion to purchase a trael of land in West ICoot-  emiy district, of the following desei iption :���-  Uejtinninsr nt a post marked .J'. J Campbell  S. W. Corner, which is placed adjacect to the  N. AV. corner of IotK'00. running therefrom  twenty chains North, thence approximately  fori y chains East, thence twenty chains South,  tlience forty chains West to the point of commencement,: containing approximately  eighty acres.  (Hjrd.) J. J. Cami* ____..  Nelson. B.C., April Jth, 1505.  We have just received the latest styles aud designs of Ladies' White Blouses7 Muslin, India Linen, tucked an d  lace find nser-  tion trimmed ; sizes 32 to 44 ; prices 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 arid-up., ...  Ladies'Shirt-Waist Suits  We  have a large range of above goods iu all the  latest styles, including Organdy, Linen, Fancy Muslin, Cotton Voiles, and  Crepe de Chine, Mohairs, in all colors ; prices $4.00, $5.00 $6.00 aud $10.00 per suit.  Ladies'Wash Skirts  Ii: White Pique, White Duch, Linen, al shades, lace and embroidery trimmed, $1.50 to $5.00.  Call and see our range of summer Muslin, Cotton Voiles���just the thing for shirt waist suits���from 15c a j'ard up.  THE BIG GASH STORE  ��� Football -seems to have Uikei. lhe  place of baseball and laeios.-e in Nelson  although there is a little l.:i-*_Uiii l.e-  ing played this season. Ain-adv two  football team, are in the Ik-!i* ai.d they  are" putting in hard practice, wl-Aeh no  doubt, will result in sonic good giine.-i.  In all probability a game will be''arranged lor May 24th. Laerossc ha.s  beeu set back somewhat by lliinnuhil  difficulties, but a meeting in to he  called shortly 'wircii.they will be over-  comerand work started in earne.-jt.-  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  - ToNels Petersen, or tn n ny person or persons  ��� o whom he may have transferred liis interest  In tiie ���'Summit" mineral claim, situate on  i-non creek, in tlio%Nelsou Mining Division of  West Kootenay: .       . _.���   _  Vou and each of you nro hereby notified  Unit I hnveex. ended livo hundred dollars in  lahi.ui- and improvements on the al-ove  iiieiv.t-.noil claim in order to hold  ihe. said clniia nailer 11. r- provisions ol  t'-r Mineral Ac', the ��aid ' nb- urbefne done  Cirtlioycnr enrtinjx ll'Ul.aiid if within 90 days  f. um the date orth is notice you fail or refuse  t,, contribute your proportion of such cxpen-  UUurt s together with all coMs of urtverlisinij.  vour interest in said miners'.! claim will become the propertv ofthe uiulersi}?iied under  Seel ion 4 ol tne "Mineral Aet Amendment  Act/WO."       ' ' ..__.���  Dated thisGthoay ot March. ISOy.  OODFHEY BTKT.SCII.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that t.o days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 320 acres of land situate in West  Kootenay District, about 4J^ inilos West of  Slocan Kiver, on Kobertson Creek:���Commencing nt a post p'.anled ut (ho centre of  William E. Koch a East Boundary line  marked "A. M..I._N. \V. Corner I'ost," thence .  South -JO chains; thence En��t 8(1 chains;  theuce North 40chains: thence WestSO chulns  to the point of commencement.   ���  Dated February 14th, 1803. i  A. 31. JolINSO>\  AGENTS  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby pfven that 60 days after  ..���-,���,    ���_, ,,, _,^,.,_.  _   date I intend to apply to thc Chief Commls-  l'lu'l -111(1 if within 90 days ; sioner of Jjiinds and Works r��ir permission  '' - -��� --���   to purchase 10 ai-res of land in West Ko-)tenay.  District: Commencing at a post marked  "F. E's. N. W. Corner Tost" planted lmile  East of nonnlu^tou Kails Station on the  South s'de of the'Hiu'ht of Way of the Columbia ��_ Kootenay Knilwny, thence East follow*  ing said Right of way -110 yards, thence South  to Kooteuay River, thence following.thesln-  uousltles of said Kootenay River to tho point  of commencement.  Dated 21st February, 1905.  Fred Ei.vei._.  IRON BEDS $4.00  SGN-RISGH PIANOS  I  Two second hand Bell Pianos Pianos taken in exchange for Mason A Risch Pianos.    For Silc Cheap- One German make, Walnut Case, SIM.  One Square Top, Wo-  Complete   House Furnishers  '�� Funeral Directors, Embalmers  J. G. BUNYAN, UNDERTAKER.  In one of the Philadelphia colleges a  professor of*"chemistry asked a student  lh* other day: "Now-,- suppose you were  called to a patient, who had swallowed  a heavy dose of "oxalic acid, what  ���woiild you administer?". "I wpuld ad-,  minister the ��acrament," replied the  student, who,-"by, the way, ls said to be  studying* _or the ministry, and takea  chemistry because it Is obligatory.  ��� It is reported that Innocent IV. and  .Thomas Aquinas were standing- together as the bags, of treasure were  toeing carried ln throug-h the gates of  the Lateran'.' -"You ses," observed the  Pope, with a smile, ."the day. Is past  -���wlien the Church could say, 'Silver and  gold have I none/ " "Yes, holy father,"  was the -saint's reply, "and, the day la  past also when the"Church could say to  the lame man, 'Rise and -walk.' "  W, J. Bryan told a good story at his  own. expense ln New York recently: "J  spoke during the campaign in a HUla  Illinois town. In front .of me sart a  than rigidly attentive. He drank In  every word I said; I think he had  ndruhk'Inlaom'athln^elseTbesIdosrWlfeii"  ��� I finished he came up and wrung"my  band. 'Mr. Bryan,' he said, 'you are  ���wonderful, wonderful-. You .are the  first man I ever saw whose back teeth  X could see all the time he was spaak-  inar.*.';.    ',--���  lands and Works.  CANCELLATION* OF RESKRVE.  "VfOTlCE is lieiehy civen that, the r."=erva-  j_\ tion established in pursu.'inceof the provisions of lhe ���'Columbia and Western Railway Hubsidv* Act, ISO'S," notices or which were  cublished in lhe lirilUh Cohmiliiu.Gazette  in id dated 7th May, IS!)., and 5th June. 1S9G,  respectively, arc hereby cancelled.  Ciown Lands situated within ilieareaem-  biaccd hy lhe Miirt reservation will be open to  Mile,si'ltlonient, lease and oilier disposition,  under the provisioiirt of lhe "Land Act," three  months after tlie date ot the first publication  of this notice inthe British Columbia Gazelle; 'provided, however, Iliat I" all cases  where lands are m sold, pre-empted, leased  or otherwise alici.ated by tlie Government  and arc subsequently tound, upon the survey  of the Columbia nnd Western Unit way Company's bli cits, to lie wholly or in pint w thin  such blocks, then lhe persons so acq ill ring  such lands shall acquire their title thereto  Irom thc Hallway Company, who have agreed  to deal with sue!) purchaser--, prc-eiriptors,  lessees, etc.,on tliesaino terms and conditions  as the Government would under the provisions of the "Laud Act," except in respect to  limber lands on the Company s blocks, which  shall be subject to Ilie regulations issued hy  the-Coinpany_rclatiye_toJlicc_ultIiip:pJ timber on the Columbia and Western Railway  Land Grant.  W. 3. Gokk,  Deputy f.'ommlssioin-r of Lands & works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, U. C, '-iril Febnary, l!)0o.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60. days afler  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission  to purchases acres of land situated in West  Kootenay District:���Comiiienclne at n post  marked "L. A. C's. N. W. Corner Host" planted  1100 yards East of Bonninglon Falls Statloii  on thc South side of the Rlfilit of Way of the  Columbia & Kootenay Railway, theuce Enst  following said -Right of Way to Fred  Ehvell's North-West .Corner Post, thence  South to Kootennj' Uivor, thence following  the sinuousitics of said Kootenay RiVer to the  point of commencement.  Dated 21st _ cbruary, 1005.  -Ii. A Campbkt.t..  J  ANNABLE  elson, B. C.  NOTICE.  F. S. Clements  DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL  "      IvAND SURVKYOR.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Room 16        K-'rf-C Block  RelsorTOpera House  Tuesday, May 18  C. A. Place Presents  MR. RUSSELL REID  .^ AND  Miss Juliet Chandler  In-tbe English Farce Comedy  "That Independent  Young Couple"  supported hy a cast of prominent  players.. Clever-specialties introduced between acts.  Notice i�� hereby given that 60 days after  date,,! intendto apply to the Chief CominiB-  iioncrof Lands und Works for permission to  purchase -IHO'acres ot land situate in West  kootenay District, about 4yt miles West of  Slocan River, on Kobertson Creek:���Commencing at a post planted -lO chains North of  William te. Koch's N. W. Comer I'ost, marked  "M. E. K. N.K. Corner Post," thence West- 80  chains; thence Kouth 40 chains; thence East  -10 chains; thenee South 40 chains; thence  Kast -IO chains ; tlience North 80 chains to thc  point of commencement.  Dated February Hth, 1905.  M. E. Koch.  Men's Highest Grade Suits  $15.00, $18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25.00.  New and  exclusive  designs,' tailored  in the  heighth of the' present  fashion, only to be compared with the best custom tailored garment.  amous  NOTICE.  Notice i.s hereby given that 00 davs after  date, X Intend to apply to tlie Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase fi-ld acres of land situate in West  Kootenay District, about 4% miles "West of  Slocan River, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing at. a post planted 40 chains East of  the North-East corner of L.ircher's pre-emption, marked "W. K. K. N. W. Corner Post,"  thence South 80 chins; thence Kast 80 chains;  tlience North 80 chains; thence WestSOehalna  to point of commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1903.  William E. Koch. ���  Prices! $11,75c, and 5Gc,  Seats on sale at   Opera   House   Monday  piornlngll a. in.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive  careful  attention.  . Nothing but fresh and  wholesome; meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E.0. TRAVES. Manager  NOTICE.  Notice is licreby given, that sixty (fiO) days  afterdate, I Intend to apply to the Chier Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase the following described lunds, on  tlie North shore of Kootenay Luke in the District of West Kootonay.  Coiiunencinjrat a stake placed twenty (20)  chains East or the North-west corner post of  Lot i:U:i, Group I; thence East along thu  Northern boundary of suid Lot 1313. a distauoo  of eighty (80) chains; theuce Nortli forty (40)  chains; thence West eighty (80) chains; tlience  South forty (40) chains 10 place of beginning.  Dated lath of April, 190.*..  Gordon Hal left.  For Sale in the  enay  I  can  sell you Choice Fruit  Land-  blocks at  in io, 20, 40, 80 or 160 acre  NOTICE.  Chipriney Sweeping  ������.)_    .   Trompt attention given to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders to Joe D Dowkks, care of  the Old Curiosity Shop.  8L50 per chimney.  WANTED.  LADIES AW) GENl'LEJIEN in thi?find ad  joininir territories, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale and Educational Department  ornn old celJ'bliKhcd house or solid financial  standing. Salary 83.50 per day, with Expenses  advanced each Jlonday hy check direct from  headquarters. Lorse and buggy furnished  when necessary; posicion pennarent. Ad  drtss, IHew Iiros.& Co., Dopt. 6, MononBlde.  Chicago, 111.  Ground   Floor   Prices  I do not offer for sale any fruit land that I have  not personally examined.    I guarantee every block to be as good as represented, and having sold a large portion ofthe land now being brought under culture in  this district I would be safe in offering any man his money back with 10  per cent interest who is not satisfied with his purchase.    Not one would  do it because they can double their money. '.,..������  MEN'S STYLISH SUITS  $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.50.  Rich new goods���splendid in fit, substantial in wear and satisfactory  in every sense���made for wear as well as for style. Come in and see the  great assortment.    Every suit a special value.  DU I 5  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after ,  date I Intend to ai>ply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands aud Works, for  special li-1  y  In  I bave nice fruit lands across the lake from Nelson, only one mile  from the city.    I have choice lands in the famous  Crawford Bay District, on Kootenay Lake, on Kootenay River, on Slocan  River, on Slocan  Lake, on  cense to eat aud carry away timber nom ti.e Arrow Lakes, on Colum bia River, in  Fire Valley and  following described lauds in West Kooteuay  district:  1. Commencing at a post planted IK miles  from Goat1 Kiver on the South side of Sullivan Creek, and marked C. A. Paulson, S. W.  corner; thence East -10 chains-: thence North  160 chains; thence "West-10 chains; thence  South 160 chains to place of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post planted I mile  from Goat Kiver on the South side oC Sullivan Creek, and marked C. A. Paulson, S. W.  corner-; thence East 40 chains; tlience North  i-ico chains;  thence West 40 chains;; thence  South 160 chains to place of beginning.  Dated at Kitchener, B. C, this 18th day of  March, 11)05.  C. A. Paulson, Locator.  J. D. Elbridge, Agent.  NICKERSON,  THEJFWELER  BAKER ST.  We only ask one trial to make you our cu��  tomcr. Fine Watch Jewelry. Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything Jn the  Creston Districts,  and several partly iinproyed'farms. Wild land suitable for stock ranges,  and timber lands that I have cruised myself. v Write me for pamphlet  aud terms of payment, and -  Don't  Buy  Till You See Me  line. Reasonable charges. Work sent u��  from outside towns will receive the same caro  as il personally delivered. Difficult repair*  4onc for other Jewelers.  J. E. ANNABLE  Nelson, Ba G.-  $1.25,   $2.50,   $3.00,   $4.00,  $4.50, $c.oo,   $6.00  and 7.00.  Our spring line represents the very best in Boys' Clothing. Our  stock covers the complete range of prices in all styles, low-priced goods,  medium grade and best quality. Each piece represents the very best  value any firm ever gave its customers.  The place where your dollars bring their vaiue. . '  Jt Pays to Deal with Rutherford  ieeds for Garden and Ranch  j     Canadian Seeds sold by one who  knows the  seed business.  ; This season I am prepared to supply fresh seeds  in large or small quantities by weight���and besides  the regular vegetable seeds have a specially good  selection of flower seeds also by weis  18 different kinds of Sweet Peas.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggjst  rW\      i.  SHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C,  ���*"-,

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