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The Economist Feb 4, 1905

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Array mm  > WM. It. .ITRARST: "1 havo seen the  most-beautiful lnkCR in Italy und Hsvltz.r-  land, and all those lovely spots, but I have  never seen anything hncr than the Kootenay lake and tlie Arrow laltcs. We had a  delightful time tlicie. This was my llrst  trip through there."  .^Vr-tf^w-wy  FEB 6 -1905     ~ >  ;��iys$A<... _  ,*  -TORIA,^  FEB 6-1805  ��2T ��  ft  VOLUME  VIII.  I I��J,��K',^TLU, ^as never, seen anything S  'radeFlhontJjc fruit of Kelson dlgtrlct.   He   .  ..added: ���"Mdidu'tsee the cherries orranp-  bcrrlCM or gooseberries, but If they Coin-  pare wiih the, Bpplis, pears and pit n:s,  you have here a fruit country unsurpassed  jr   by anything iu the Dominion.'^  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 19C5.  NUMBER  KING OF THE  GUILLOTINE  Lord High Executioner  of France.  HIGH SOUNDING TITLE  Sinister Office Often Descends  from Father to  Son.  One of the best known  Parisians of  modern times has just passed away;  yet  there-were  not fifty men in all  France who   were   willing   to  know  "���   him.  He was peculiarly popular in a contemptuous way, among the lower  classes, says Pearson's Magazine; yet  not'one workingman in ten thousand  would have shaken his hand.  - He had a. unique, position, alone of  bis kind. Though neither statesman,  man of law, administrator or soldier,  ho was a Government functionary  with the most high sounding of titles ;  yet tliis title was unknown to the  great mass of Frenchmen, who called  bim by another name���which was not  bis.  They called him "Monsieur de  Paris." His real title was "executeur  des hautes ceuvres," (he who executes  high deeds') His name was Louis  StanisIaS^BiGbler, and his profession  was the cutting off of heads.  ' He was the sole public executioner  of France and Corsica. His father had  - been* 'public executioner "before hiin:  A nd his son succeeds him iu the, sinister office.  The father of Louis Deibler was public executioner at Itennes and in the  five departments  of  Brittany.     Tho  < stain was already in  the family, and  so was familiarity with the vocation.  What could the young man bave  done in life? Should he make himself a lawyer) a painter, or go into  business, the stain would have followed him. He was the son of the  guillotine, and there was not a girl in  France that would have married him !  In France it is not as with us.  where these' dread responsibilities are  diluted by division among a thousand  sheriffs, each occupying for a few  years only an office that is highly honorable, and in which the "execution of  high deeds," if it comes at all, is the  rarest of accidents and leaves no personal association in the public mind.  It has always been different in  France. ..Under the old regime of  kings, as fur back as the thirteenth  century, wc find individuals whoso  life work it was to"whip, brand, banc,  behead, break on the wheel and burn"  in the name of the law. Jn 1720 the  bourreau of Paris hud a fixed salary of  10,000 livres, equivalent today to $10,-  000, for himself and his aids. The  guillotine was not yet invented,  though the practice of torturing had  almost died out and the chief work of  Monsieur-de Paris was the-merciful  cutting off heads by means of the axe  and block. ��� . .  It was natural that the ill famed  though highly paid office should run  in families. A single family-���the far  mous Sansons���occupied .ik;-through.  generations, from the year 1688 down  to 1847, from the old days of torture to  the merciful invention of the, guillotine. Generation afte^r generation the  Sanson family kept its memoirs; and  their publication a few years ago, in  eight large volumes, though scarcely  more than a publisher's venture, with  few important contributions to his-'  tory, make strange reading;  Louis Antoine Stanislas Deibler,  who waf born iu tbe year 1823, had  discovered early in life that his father  was not like other men���he was uMon-  sieur.de Rennes." A few years ago in  a moment of mournful reminiscence,  be pictured to a friend his young wife's  solicitude when bis own little son began to ask questions.  " Papa is travelling," she would tell  the boy, when the necessities of his office took him to this or that city.  "Pupa la travelling," the child  would prattle. Tbe boy grew. Then  one day he said "Papa is travelling !"  in a tone sbe bad never beard from bim  <* .  before.  And sbe knew tbat he knew !  It was said that there was not a girl  in all France who would bave married  Louis Deibler. There was one in Algiers, however, who received bis visits  gladly���a charming young lady,- well  educated, virtuous,- good looking and  possessed of a handsome marriage portion.  What made this tender paragon receive the ostracized youth so kindly ?  She was in tbe same position, as himself. There was probably uot a young  man of decent family in all France or  Algiers who would have asked for ber  hand. She was the daughter of M.  Elosencuf,* tbe public executioner of  Algiers.   -  Louis Deibler came aud saw and was  accepted. Indeed, he was doubly accepted, for he at once entered into, the  ollice of assistant executioner toMtf.  Rtseneuf. This was in 1858, and in  1863, his own father died, stil executioner at Re'nnes. He himself continued to live in the family of his father:  in-law and assist him in his work until the law of 1871 came to suppress the  separate posts of executioner in the  provinces. Louis Deibler was called  to Paris, aud in the quality of assistant  of thefirst class,-he was attached to M.  "Roch, the "Monsieur de Paris" of the  day. -M.-'ltovb'Hied' hi 1879, and M.  Diebler' succeeded him and "exercised" during all of twenty long years.  Lonis Diebler had scarcely entered  on his functions as executioner for  Paris and all France wnen be was  called to Agen to guillotine Labrade,  a youth of twenty years who had assassinated his father, mother and  grandmother. The execution was duly  carried out on May 19, 1879 ; but the  new executioner met with such resistance from the young villain that he  was obliged to bang his head against  the side of the guillotine until  he was  HOWM  SHAM DISEA  Cases Among Soldiers  and Sailors.  NOT EASY TO DETECT  Efforts of Beggars to Appeal to  .the Charitable   v  practically insensible.  His second victim was the celebrated  Prunier, condemned in September of  the same year for the assassination of  an old woman with aggravating circumstances. Prunier was 23 years old  and showed extreme courage in his last  moment, smoking a, cigarette as he  walked jauntily to the guillotine. Another execution of his first year as  "Monsieur le Paris" made a great talk,  rt was that of the Policeman Prevost,  who had a magnificent record for honesty and bravery, but was found to  have  body  The art of shamming diseases has  reached a high level of perfection. This  is mainlyUp be attributed to the fact  that tho rewards fur proficiency are  great. Fresh in the minds of all is the  recent case of a professional beggar in  the city of London whose voluntary  paretic limbs stirred up the lively compassion of the passeisby, even of the  poor, so that charltible gifts flowed  into his ready palm.  This case has excited some little at-  tention.-cbiefly because the police have  prosecuted him successfully, but, says  the Lancet, he is only one' of very  many.  - It is, however, iu connection with  the naval and military services that  the art of malingery finds its chief  exponents. Indeed, the word "malinger" was flrstapplied to thc attempts  of soldiers to evade arduous or unpleasant duty. It is.of interest to notice the difference that exists between  countries in which conscription prevails and those in which only voluntary service exists. In the former the  moat strenuous exertions are* some-  times 'made to escape service, and  since most deformities disqualify for  admission, recruits, or raiher those  who were likely to serve in tlie army,  have not hesitated to inflict on themselves the most s-evcre injuries in order  to avoid service.  Jn thc days when it was necessary  for a soldier to bite off tho end ofthe  cartridge in londing his musket it wa.s  no uncom''_on event fora man to have  one or"more teeth extracted or filed  down so os to obtain exemption. In  countries such as our own at tho pres  ent time, where voluntary service exists, we are more likely to find applicants for admission who attempt to  hide diseases. In all countries, however, many soldiers, whether they have  been called to the service by conscription or have entered voluntarily, earnestly desire to leave it. Thero is an  old tale, in all probability true, that  illustrates well the trouble which such  a man will take to escape from military service. "A soldier was seized with  paralysis of the right arm ; the loss of  power tame on suddenly without oh-  robbed a jeweller and cut hIsjvl,U8 W0-     Malingering   was sus-  into seventy-eight  pieces.    To Pectcd, but all efforts of the surgeon of  pieces  the astonishment of his chiefs, he con- jtlie   regiment  were    unavailing ,-  no  fessetl to the previous assassination of \ l��*��of could be obtulned that the par-  a young girl.   He walked to tho guil- Ja,>'sis wns feigned.    The man was ex-  lotine with firmness, saying'that be (aiulhed by two medical boards and ul-  had not enough blood to wash away   timately he was given  his discharge.  his crimes.      ������.-��� -^8 he went off from the barracks on  - But Louis Deibler's expedience   of  the top of  the coach  (it was in  the  his Bad mission in life was not to be": ^3*3 -before   railways),   he  waved   a  limited even to the victims themselves,   hearty goodby to his comrades with  After   Prevost it was Menesclou, in  1'is paralyzed arm.  April, 1880;   this one's mother went     Probably the best example of   the  suddenly crazy in the crowd the mo- perseverance which men will display  ment the knife fell. 'in the attempt to leave a service which  .-���'���������. i ���   - .\   ���  Henceforth tbe list beeomea to num-  they detest is to be found in a case un-  The patient waa a sailor in  the British nav3r, and it is worthy of  wanted nourishment. He was brought  hai-k to England but no improvement  followed and the "unconsciousness"  lasted for thirteen months. Then it  \v:h resolved to rai.su the depressed  portion of the bone. Flaps were made,  a trephiue was applied and the bone  was cut through. An elevator was Introduced to raise the bone, and as the  bone wa.s lifted up consciousness suddenly returned .to the patient and be  spoke. At the time of the operation  most of the onlookers accepted the  case as genuine, bu!. no one would  nowadays venture to support the  idea that the,patient really lay unconscious for thirteen months, suddenly regaining consciousness on the  removal of the depressed bone. There  can be no doubt that the man was a  malingerer and'adopted this arduous  method of leaving a service into which  he had been forced.  It is not uncommon for the malingerer to combine two foruiijof insanity, and this may be of value in detection. Still, it is often very difficult  to be certain that a patient is shamming. There are, however, some  phenomena which counot be biruu-  lated. It is impossible for a sane man  to imitate successfully the persistent  insomnia which often occurs in the insane ; tbe impostor cannot put off  sleep beyond the second or third day.  Sad to relate, many of the attempts  to imitate disease ��� have led lo serious  and irreparable -results, and even to  death itself. 'A man excited an ulcer  in his leg by means of a copper coin,  and later gangrene appeared, necessitating amputation below the knee. Iu  endeavoring to excite haemoptysis a  man swallowed a cork into which pins  had been inserted. He spat up blood  and became very emaciated and then  suddenly died from hemorrhage. At  the necropsy^, it; was-,found that the  cork and pins had lodged at the junction of the pharynx and oesophagus  and that the pins had ulcerated  through the cesophagael walls and had  openedajiito the common carotid artery  on both sides. Children are great  adepts at feigning maladies, and they  frequently display a surprising acquaintance with the symptoms of disease.  The detection of malingering is often  no eusy matter, aud no general rule can  be laid down which will be applicable  to all cases. The mere threatening of  severe' methods of treatment is some-  times successful but' freuuently fails.  THE B0NSPIEL  SUCCESS  G. 0. Buchanan, First  Curler of Kootenay.  BABES IN THE WOODS  it is said that the stage "Bustei" Is  quite'as interesting as his newspaper  prototype. Iu the piece to be pre-!  .-ented here next Tuesday, there Is a  well-defined plot, und the performance  is pronounced highly meritorious. The  company is a large one, and carries its  own .brass band and orchestra.  Different Theories With Regard  to the Missing Nanaimo  The great event in Nelson this week  has been the .bonspiel. The weather  has been all that could be desired for  such an e%-ent, and the conditions  throughout have been such as'to satisfy  the most enthusiastic curler. There  are visitors from all the important  centres in the interior and it will not  be the fault of tho local committee if  these visitors do not return to their  homes with an exalted opinion of the  hospitality - of their Nelson friends.  Everything that could possibly be  done to conduce to the visitors' comfort and convenience h��s been done.  It is not a matter of so much importance that the prizes are won by Nelson  teams or those from elsewhere, as long  the bonspiel is being conducted in a  sportsmanlike manner.. Events of this  character produce a good effect on a  community in the way of affording  means for the exchange of courtesies  aud tbe expression of good feelings between neighboring towns.  Some complaints were'made in the  press and by private individuals concerning the long waits between~acts at  the presentations of   "Erminie" last  week.   Certainly under ordinary circumstances   these   complaints   would  have been justifiable, but In the case of  the production of au opera by ama  teurs, it is difficult to see how delays of  the kind complained of could very well  be obviated.   It would be better to tolerate the prolonged  waits than -to be  offended by the curtain ascending on  a  half set stage.   In   a professional  dramatic  production it is altogether  different. Everyone on the stage known  just what to do at the right time, and  usually there is not much to  be done  between  acts.   The Marks company  owed  much of its popularity  to tho  fact  that   the performances were continuous.   Scarcely had the curtain descended on an act, before  it went up  again for the specialties.   There were  no exasperating waits, and the auditor  did not have to kill time���nor criticize  the performance.  BRITISH ACTOR'S  DOUBLE  ^ ; '  A Canadian Journalist  Mistaken for  GEORGE   ALEXANDER  It is the Sort of a Likeness  ' that" Knocks  Down."  erous to mention, except, perhaps, for  der Cline.  a few of the more celebrated.     Trop-  mann, who.had murdered an entire note, that he was a "pressed" man.  family ; Marchandon, the valet assas- He fell on his head and a slight depres-  sin ; Pranzlui, the. professional killer sion of the skull was produced. He  of-women ; Prado and Anaslay ; Ey- lay quietly in'his hammock and never  raud, the accomplice of Gabrielle Bom- moved. Ho seemed deaf to all sounds  pard, who, after her recent pardon, and at nr time uttered any word. He  was kept out of the ,XJuited States; was able to swallow food, both solid  Vacher, tho slayer of the shepherd and liquid, and indeed he made signs  boys and girls, and Sellier, the ghoul,  with   his mouth and lips when   be  Tiie threat of the application of the  actual cautery has cured paralysis, but  cases have been recorded where the  malingerers have endured the cautery  on several occasions. A man who  man who simulated blindness was  placed on the edge of a jetty and told  to walk straight forward. He stepped  out and fell into the water for he knew  that those who were testing him dared  not let him drown. In another case,  however, a man who seemed to have  paralysis of an arm allowed the amputating knife to be placed close to it  wiihout flinching.- but when thrown  into tho river struck out with both  arms und swam.  A very useful method of detection is  the suggesting of new signs and symptoms of the patient. The surgeon remarks, say Sn the case of a paralyzed  arm���in tlie hearing of the malingerer  that it is strange that the little linger  is Hexed, it ought to be straight. In  all probability at the next visit the  little finger will bave assumed the  s.iggested position. The more outre  and irregular the fresh symptoms suggested by the surgeon the more definite is the the detection. In general  anaesthesia we possess a valuable  means of discriminating in certain  cases between true aud false paralysis  or contractures. While the patient is  .just going under or recovering from  ansestbin the "paralyzed'' limb may bo  seen to move freely.  G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo, can justly  be regarded as the,father <>f curling in  the Kootenays. In Nelson, in *1892,  Mr, Buchanan circulated a membership list, and succeeded in organizing a  curling club of twelve members. George  Bigelow was going east and was commissioned to buy the necessary stones,  but when he reached Montreal, the  winter had broken up and George's  commission was cancelled by wire.  Two years afterwards, Mr. Buchanan  and two other Kaslo gentlemen purchased twelve pairs of stones, and  started a curling club. The first mutch  with Nelson was played in thejwinter  of���1895���iii-1he_oid���curling-rink" on  Water street. The majority of the men  who took part in the mutch tliat day  are still residents of tbis city.  The first month's operation of the  street cars under municipal management' shows an advance in receipts of  several dollars for "the same month  last year. The impression prevails  that subsequent ~ months will show  still further increases, and that at the  end of 1905 the margin between receipts  and expenditures will be so small as to  be scarcely a matter for consideration.  In any evrajt .the ���city coultU.not.per-.  mit the line to remain idle. .  Harry Wright, M. L. A., has left for  the coast to attend to his sessional duties. '"  The loss of two children at Nanaimo,  has given rise to many conjectures as  to their fate. .The police have many  theories as to the disappearance, but  the clairvoyants say tho police know  nothing about matters of this kind.  One of the spiritualistic mediums has  gone so far as to indicate the place at  which thechildren may be found. W.  A. Robertson, a pioneer of tiiis Province, has a theory whieh ls at least  interesting. Mr. Robertson is of the  opinion tliat panthers have carried off  the little ones, conveying the bodies  up the mountain tops out of the reach  of search parties. Mr. Robertson considers it highly important that residents of outlying districts should be  warned against allowing their children  to get beyond bounds, as once the panther has a taste of liumau, blood he  yearns for more. He recalls numerous  instances in his early experiences in  the Province where panthers displayed  marvelous cunning.  " Your Neighbor's Wife," always an  interesting person, comes to the Nelson Opera House next Tuesday evening. However, this is not your real  neighbor's wife, but a stage invention.  The play is something out of the ordinary, and depends greatly on the escapades of "Buster Brown" for interest.  "Buster" bas been immortalized by  the   newspapers  and now the play-  Last Wednesday, Aid. Annable received a " telegram announcing the  death of his father, George Annable,  at Leonard, Ontario. -Deceased bad  long since passed the allotted span,  aud had reached the patriarchal age of  83 years. Although so far advanced in  years he retained his mental faculties  to tbe last. In religion he was a  Methodist, aud in politics he was a  Con sejryative. Less than a year ago,  he " celebrated his golden wedding.  Deceased "leaWsTo^mounT his loss his  aged wire, one daughter aud five son*.  ' Fred Starkey & Co.; the commission  merchants, report an improvement in  business throughout the country.  There is a greater demand for goods  from all quarters, and bills are being  met promptly.  In July last the town of Zurich  Scotland, took'aatep towards bringing  the socialization of .medicine within  the sphere of practical politics. It imposed a medical tax of 3s. 7Jd. a head  on the whole population above tho age  of 10 for the purpose of creating a revenue of ��20,000. This It is proposed to  divide among forty medical practitioners, each of whom will receive an  annual sum of ��500. Iu return for  this salary they will be compelled to  give medical attendance to all citizens  of Zurich who may claim their services.  The scheme is, in fact, compulsory assurance against sickness applied to all  classes. As no extra charges seem to  be provided for, it would be interesting to know whether surgery and midwifery nre included In the term "medical atteudance."  Tbe   deed9   of   the  Commune are  being re-enacted in Nelson in. a small  way.   Two  more men have Buffered  decapitation at thehands of the civic  executioner.     The victims tbis time  are two street car conductors, and it is  rumored tbat tbe guillotine will shorten  iy be in operation at the fire ball iu order to put "things ih the civic depart-  writersbave taken bim in band, and ments on a more efficient basis."  George Alexander, English actor,  has been troubled of late to find a dou- -  ble. solely needed for the production of  "John Chilcbte, M. P." The London  Daily Chronicle tells how a double  was found, when Mr. Thnrold stepping into "the newspaper office, was  greeted with : "Good morning, Mr.  George Alexander, I think."  Mr. Thorold's likeness to-Mr. Alexander is no mere casual resemblance in  this light or in that." He may be said  i n a way to be "more like Mr.Alexaif-  der than Mr. Alexander himself," as  just these features of-Mr. Alexander's  that have been found most difficult to  reproduce by make-up are the very-  ones that are' particularly pronounced  in Mr. Thorold; It is'the sort:of likeness that ' really - ". knocks you  down."     -'. J ���        -,, -      ,  Everywhere, on the .street, in a restaurant/whither tbe journalist accompanied'bim, Mr. Thorold was mistaken  fo'r the well known actor,'and he-says  it has been so ever since bis arrival in  England four years -ago to edit "The  Smart HeL'J, ���,  Last, but by no means least* in the  catalogue of amazing coincidences connected with Mr. Alexander's real double, remains the fact tliat in his young  days-Mr. Thorold himself was an actor  and even now combines the responsibilities of a managing - directorship  with the imaginative labors of ia play,  wright.  A Canadian by birth, and a  graduate of Toronto University, with  the degree of B. A., Mr. Thorold took  to the stage with a ,view chieily. to  learning the technicalities of the dramatist's art. For several years, accord.  Ingly. he played leading- parts in  Ameritan companies, aud is naturally  thoroughly at home with the. world  behind the footlights.  It is a curious fact, however, as  showing now differently good looks  areregarded iu America and England,  Mr. Thorold was invariably considered  at his best as a villain. His 'cast of  features, although he Is the exact counterpart of Mr. Alexander, was considered there to be totally unsuited to  the gentle art of love-making, of which  Mr. Alexander is so admired an exponent ou the stage. This curious  contrast between the fancy of the  American and the English girl suggests a problem that one may well  leave to be solved by the ladies themselves.  As a playwright he is already known  through bis authorship of a costume  drama, uow in its third year of great  success, produced in America,-called  "Near the Throne." In the meantime,  it is interesting to know that Mr.  Thorold is owner of the acting rights  of M; Jean Ricbegin's play, " Du  Barry," so soon to be put upon the  Savoy stage by Gilbert Hare and Mrs.  Brown-Potter.  As regards Mr. Thorold's possible appearance in "John Chilcote, M. P.," it  is urderstood that be is already being  approached in the matter by Mr. Alexander. Tbe result only depends, of  course, upon matters quite unconnected  with Mr. Thorold's obvious and nniqtra  fitness for the part.  -"Z?M  J*$.  . ��o'~l  A--M  o'-Vl  t.-_!  . 'f:. hh>.  -"SKI  '."'  "-.-<*��$ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  pwsoncoiioMisT-  Published every Saturday afternoon at  /EBNON STBKKT. NKT.SON. B. G.  $1 ��� Per tear ������ Strictly in Advance  Advertisinc rales made known on application.  AU changes tn adve-'tlsfe^aents to insure  insertion should reachthiB oflice not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.      ,���  When change of address is required, it Is  desirable that both the old address sind Hip  new be given.  Address all communication.''. " l'nbilxli'ir  of Thk Nelson icososusT. Nelson. It. C."  For Sabbath Observance.  The Economist was denied thc  inestimable privilege of being present at.the servi e in the Methodist  Church last Sunday morning,  when Mr. Blakemore delivered his  eloquent sermon on "Sabbath Observance." Those who were fortunate enough to be present unite in  saying that it was one of the mo5t  inspiriug sermons ever delivered  from a Nelson pulpit.  Sabbath observance is a live question, , and the moral tone of tbe  community will be greatly improved by Mr. Blakemore's timely  sermon. Indeed, many of our best  citizens dare not close their  eyes to thc truth that the Sabbath  is no longer reverenced as a dly. of  devotion   and   rest���certainly   not  . with the same pious regard that it  was observed fifty years ago. Heie  in the west, tbe commandment  which enjoinsus to keep holy tbe  Sabbath Day receives no more at-  teationthan if it had never been  written on the table of st tie.- Base  ball games and sports ol all kinds  are participated in, and no one  seems to be even shocked at those  flagrant, desecrations of the Lord's  Day. Itis contended by some that  tbe Sabbath should be observed as  a day of recreation, and not in the  narrow sense of rest and religious  consecration held by the patriarchs.  . This specious argument may appeal  to some as logical and incontrovertible, and as fully condoning the of-  -   fense.  But there are other instances of  Sabbath   delinquency  that  cannot  be justified  by even  this delusive  .. reasoning.    We   refer   to the cir-  once it gets its victim in its coils, it  never surrenders until it lands him  in the bottomless pit. To those  who have so far escaped being en-  t:��:..iled in its raeshe.s, we warn  them to shun 'iife pool" as they  would a serpent.  ESIiBBTEIM BUTCHER  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Co  In view of this deplorable  state of affairs, we humbly submit it is well that good-living  men like Mr. Blakemore are disposed to come forward and plead  earnestly and fervently for a return  to the Sabbath of the Covenanters  and the Puritans. With the well  being of society menaced by the  disgraceful lapses of our so-called  first families ; with the spectacle  of happy homes being rendered  desolate through the infatuation of  the bread-winner for the soul-destroying, seductive 'life pool"  table ; with the hours of slumber  being made hideous by the tortured dreamer vociferating, 'red on  white," "brown on green," ' yellow  on the red," "star one," and other  technical terms known ou^ to the  devotees of the game, we suggest  that the time bas now arrived when  Mr. Blakemore and all other good  men must strike a decisive blow for  the due observance of the Sabbath.  Peradventure' it may transpire that  the first onslaught will be made  on the "lite pool" tables with Carrie Nation hatchets, and should  this be the case, Mr. - Blakemore  and the other moral reformers can  rest assured that they will not only  have the approval of their own consciences; but also the moral support  of this great family newspaper.  rnroir  We have a Large Stock of goods for  winter wear  which we will sell  at a slight advance on cost in order to make way for our spring stock.  Camps supplied on shortest  uotice ancl lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E.C.TRAVES. Manner  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Corner Milt and Josephine Sts.  Send Us ao Order for tour  Groceries, then Notice  The prpmplnessof delivery...  The cleanness and freshness orGood*.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wnut you set.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otders.  This Week's Specials Are :  H-lb Boxes of A 1 Cieamery Butter at 27c  per pound. _  Silver ypoon Tea, 50e per pound.  Rnjah Brand l'ineapple, 2oe per tin.  Clarke's Boneless Cbieken, STie per tin  cumstance, and more in a spirit of  - sorrow than anger, that the most  violent breaches off. the commandment occur in clubs and resorts  ���where only the select few are permitted to frequent. And it is well  that only a few are patrons of those  dens of iniquity and vice, for if half  the stories told of the iniquitous  practices in some of-those clubs be  true, it would be shocking to the  moral sensiblities of all good living  men to behold the depravity of  these butterflies of fashion.  We ' are iuformed on authority  which cannot be impeached, that  shrouded by the privacy which obtains in these foul retreats, some of  the members have been indulging  their vitiated tastes in playing "lite  pool" on the Sabbath Day, and  that the ivories, are heard at all  hours of the day and night as they  tbey Chase each other across the  green cloth.  "Life pool " is one of the many  snares invented by Satan to bap  tbe unwary and lead his victims on  to destruction. It is a wicked diversion on any day of ,tlje week,  but becomes doubly damning when  indulged in on the Sabbath Day.  J* ia jjhwBosjs in its workings, aj?d  The Victoria Colonist draws attention to the fact tbat when Mr.  McBride had the tetuerity'to spe.ik  in behalf of certain of the Conservative candidates during thc Dominion general "election -campaign, he  drew upon himself the wrath and  vituperation of the . 3_.iberal papers  ofthe Province. Apart from the  shock tb their sense of.propriety  which his action caused, they declared that, it was unprecedented,  indecent and gravely questioned  whether it was not a, blow at the  constitution and a menace to the  sacred rights conferred by Magna  CEarta^ The'idea^of^a'Proviricial  Premier stepping into the Dominion  arena to defend the interests of his  party revealed to their horrified  vision a depth of political depravity  to which they had not supposed,  till that moment, any Canadian  public ms.n could descend. Hence  their tears. ' Time happily healed  their outraged' feelings, and the incident was swallowed up in the  vortex of subsequent events. Now  tbe Colonist,.recalls it for the purpose of pointing out that those same  papers recorded, with admiring ap*-  probation, Sir Wilfrid Laurier's'active participation in tbe recent Ontario campaign, in which the issue,  broadly stated, was the. revolt of an  outraged people against the perpetuation of political methods which  bad"caused their'Province to be disgraced throughout the Empire. If  Mr. McBride's action .were questionable, as a breach of political  ethics, what could be said to condone Sir Wilfrid's ? Whatever justification there was for Premier McBride, there certainly could bo little  said in favor of Sir Wilfrid's defence  of the Ross . admistratio.u, except,  .perhaps, as','a leg up'-'to an old  political-and personal friends, who  otberwhise deserved no consider-  ation.  Cash Grocery  T1��0>'E 19  Certificate of Improvements.  Lillie Johnnie Mineral Claim,situate in the  Ncl.son Mining Division of West. Kootenay  District..   ' - -      ���  Where located: On Rover Creek, about  threo miles Irom Kootenay Ulver. Take no-  lice that I, Frank Fletcher, of the City of  Nelson, nc'liiif. as iifientl'or niyRuir, Free Miner's Cerllllcalc No. B82,(B-l, and A. C. Flum-  incrfelt, Free Miner's Certilicate No. BSO.OIM,  intend.-sixty days from lhe dale hereof, to  apply to the Miuing Kecorder for a Ccrtilicate  ollnipiovenicuts for lhe purpose of obtain-  inlns a Crown Giant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, aetion, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of sueh Certificate of Improvements.  Bated this 26th day of May. A. D 1904.  FlCANK FLETCUEK.  JOHN-  LcLATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op.B C. Customs House, Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PR0VI2s--Ar_ JaAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral ClalmnSurvcyed  and Crown (Jrantcd  T. O.Rox5G3       Oltlce: Kootenay St.' Nolson  SewiniMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Nelson  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  .... Copyrights Ac-  Anyone sending a skotch and doacrlptlon may  aulckly ascertain our opinion free whether an  Invention is probnbly patentable. -Communication, strictly confidential. Handbook on Patent*  sont freo Oldest opency for sccurinfM>at��nta.  h Patontu takon through Munn * Co. recehre  tpecial-notice. without charge, In tbo  Scientific Jttiiericatt  A nandaomcly Illustrated weekly.   ����nr��at elr-  MUNN & Co.36,B��"*���I*��� New York  Children's  Some Children's Lines, regular price $x, now 75c.  Special  L:ne  of "Miners' Hand   Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  $4 50.    Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  I     I  w mm booos Arriving  Remember we carry only the best makes of Boots   and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers.  Hugh McCausSa  Baker Street, Nelson, B. G.  Insurance    Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  ���  - Now is the time to invest in good improved  Fruit Ranch Property  Adjacent to Nelson.  ..-'.''-    A o  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  Fire and  Accident  Insurance   a  Specialty  T ^  BAKER ST.. NELSON. B. C. P. O. BOX  ��� <gM������<>~<a><��<8>"��"�� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��������������� 4*i>&4^4^4~&  &CO.  ., B. C.  The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in  the interior  +49944++++++++++++++++++ e***��-*** ++44444+ +++++++++4 4+\  I BARTLETT   HOUSE t  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best $1 per day house in Nelson.      None but white help employed    Tbe  bar the best.  s  ���  %  a   w.   ...    ��� *. ..   - -   ������  -     -    ,    -      ROPRIETOR    t  9 ' ' *  .}++++++++&+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++4++++999++++++  BEER  In 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.  I  i - i&>��lA- -A^-'V^vfti^''  T B3**F-'': *'- ���  ���  i- K&*",*'��-"'*'V    i-0 '  Y llN^-v A'A,-- \     v#g��*a  JL- * II .-SfeT^?-* V:->  \ "  $1 per  day and up  No.Chlnese Employed  - ," v  -.   "AUGUST THOMAS. PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,        MCI QOW    R   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, IlLLOUil)   Ui U  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT  MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  j l^^sa^ Tents. KAwninp Made and Repaid {  f  CLOTHES,    CLEANED    AND  MENDED  OVER J. H.^WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C.  ���!���      1*1     ,*,     ���*���     ���������     ������.  ...     ...     ...  ���  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  Finest Quality of Bread.' ��� Ahvays Sweet.    Beautiful to Look  at.    Delicious to Eat;' -Try' It." ' '*"' .   .  Store:. Baker St.. between Stanley and Ward.  ���  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Forks, New Denver aud Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and careful attention.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  ue in  rushes  Hair Brushes. Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  WARD STREET,.NELSON, B. C.  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONEB214  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per.cent,  or Monthly Payment System  rn�� Photographers I  I   Wwll.l        .Vancouver and Nelson,       3  y BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C. V  li E.. K, ��� STRACHAN X  T  I  T  r  1  4  Plumber and Gasfitter  I Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc,  Baker Street,'near-1 Ward  Street, Nelson.  9-4-4-^9-4���4-*:���$~:���.y~*-*-<y-*--+-4-*-4 4  1  }  t  4-���-  Subscribe for  In io-acre'blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  _ J. E. Annable, Nelson, B�� C.  I p&:'-  IVi ���  \A  j--r,77s7-..'i__..���!-a.  ���    _tl Xi -'���.fSFv,  a." -,z.vS*-"*'ti  ���\$SA  THE   NELSON  EOONOMISx  !  ! 9  Talking Machines.  Edison Phonograpbs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  Tie New Edison Moulded Records, at 50c each, $5  per doz.  Gramophones  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45:  7-inch."Records, $6 per doz.  lb-inch Records, $11 per doz.  Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  Pianos  -  Heintzman Pianos        ,  The  New Scale Williams Pianos  AT SPECIAL PRICES  "We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get tbe benefit, as we have no  "sub agents" who must have a "rake off."  Do  You  Want  J Your friend to remember yoa  SIS forever?     If you do, make him.  j or her a present of a .    .    .    ��  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  PEN  Prices $1.50 to $10. Let us  I pat one aside for you. ��� These  I are the pens you see advertised  I in the magazines. We warrant  I them as well as the maker.  Cameras  They Are k BEST  Wall  Paper  FROM $1 TO $75  We can supply your.  -wants for-Fall House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP.  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China on it)  NEW GOODS ARRIVING- WEEKLY  Reyal   Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,   Haviland  Limoges,    Royal    Worcester,     Foley,    Miriton    an  Copeland's. .  i .*.,-  TAil  :. '-.'***���  any s  <7-i J  asssaEaas'ttffSBaBa  MH__W  A great sale of Clothing, Men's Furnishings,  HATS .AND  The  quantities  are the greatest, the assortment the most varied and  the Prices the L,ovvest of any sale we have held  NEW FALL CLOTHING  20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character  and splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices makes interest.and to spare for careful buyers.  ____Men'_s_Suits,_$7.5o,_$io.oo._$i2.oo, $15.00,.$18.00 and $20.00   SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BOYS' SUITS  All sizes, good cloth, strong and durable, and specially tailored, $1.25.  $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.  DISTRIBUTORS  OF   HATS  Perfection in, .'shapes, color and style.      Prices, $r.oo, $2.co, $3.00,  $4.00 and"$5/00.  SHOES OF QUALITY AND STYLE  ' Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction. -    The best possible for the  money.    Ftlt Slippers at 25c 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.do -  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where your- dollars bring  their value.  BROWN  c&  GO.  ANECDOTAL.  Howard.Paul the .London journalist, describes' W." S. .Gilbert, of  comic opera fame, as an unsocial,  ungenial man, but witty. On one  occasion a woman deficient ih musical knowledge, but anxious to talk  to the humorist, asked-him: "Is  Mozart still composing?" "No,  madam,'' implied Gilbert;'"he is  decomposing."_  Jacob Riis told a story illustrating tbe frightful-Congestion of the  East side of New York. He had  discovered four���different families,  he said, living or trying to live in a  single room, each family being apportioned   to   a   different   corner.  "They got along all  right even at  that," said Mr. Riis, "until one  of  the families took a boarder."  When the blizzard -struck New  York recently, the Mayor of Bis-  mark telegraphed Mayor McClellan,  telling him ofthe beautiful weather  they were enjoying in the Western  States, offering his sympathy, and  asking if he could do anything vto'  help the storm-bound Eastern metropolis. Mayor McClellan replied:  .'���Yes, come.aiid take your infernal  Hizzard hack where it belongs."  C  K7  s  BRIAR  Pi PESt  co  LJ  Q.  <  X  Ui  o  z  Q  <  UJ  -J  u  O  UJ  *S:  O   Almost-the -toughest-thing-in -the -whole o:f���creation-is a--'pinto'-Broncho "when he-is-infighting; humor.  Now his hide is just as tought 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 Gloves.  ��_*  Wind, rain,, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof--almost wear proof.  Made only by '  ��� .  Montreal  Winnipeg  R. H. CARLEY, British Columbia Agent    %  W. A Thurman  T Depot for Priar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt-attention given to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders to Joe D. Dowkks, care or  tbe Old Cariosity Shop., $1.50 per chimney.  ���  LETHBRIDGE COAL  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally oir by mail to the office of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  /  / /"  THE If ELSON ECONOMIST  '���'������        LOCAL NEWS.  The Library dance<>.) St. V.ihM>ti .��.--���'<  night 8hou|il In? w.-rll iiitrnii;'/.**-!. tiie  ���object for vv'��ii;li i'i'- b.-il! is in >.����� )".'r\  being Won hy of t'Vfry ivif.n-HiV:i:.r->:;ii-tii.  The Los AiwW Miuiujc IVview  says : "John Mc.Kuiic has purchased  the half interest of Rielly and Robinson  in the great Qu.irtzite lease at Diamond  Field, and lias-assumed-control of tlu*  property."  Miss M. Moody. B. A., of Fernie.  who waa recently appointed to tlie staff  ofthe public school hv.thi-j city, U expected to arrive here fc.um.ny. evening.  Miss Moody i t u Ii. A. of D.ilhouaie  University.  The Fernie Ledge remarks : ''Wm.  Blakemore must bo getting ready to  run for the Legislature^ He preach id  ln Nelson last Sunday upon thepropei  way to observe thc Sabbath fro.n hie  point of view."  R. M. Macdonald, barrister, has left  for the coast to take, tlie ..position of  "Deputy Attorney-General during.the  absence of H, A. Maclean. Iv.C, who  has been confined to his house for some  time on account of illness..  1r++ <->++++++++++++++++++++++ <>+++++++ +++++++++++++++++  +  +  +  +  +  +  + ���'-.  + _  ��  to call and see  our  fine s'ock of Jewelry and  Souvenirs.      We  * carrv all kinds of  Precious Stones, loose nnd mounted, and man- ���  9 ���.  + u-acture Rings and Pins in our own factory.      Leave your orders  1  with us and they will be promptly filled.  ��      Watch  and Jewelry  Repairing  attended to by Expert Work-  ��� men.  I PATENAUDE BROS. \  4 .    V  ��� Jewellers, Watchmakers and Opticians,     'Phone  293. **���-  % -^ ' ������������'��� +  4++ ++->++4++4++++444 +++4 ��� 9++++++++++ +++++++++Q+&+94+ *  In connection with onr stocktaking sale *we commenced on Monday a special House Furnishing Sale���all greatly reduced prices.  A Fighting Schoolmaster.  Hotice.  Tnko  notice that I intend lo apply lo the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  . permission to purchase the land hereinafter  The experience of a college gradual���,    mentioned    and    that    such' - applicuiion  -���~^.  t ��..���..,��rm    ...i,^ rf.,���o-v,t r__r 11  -will    he      made    sixty     days    from     tlie  named Levenworth, who-taught for a j (]Hle     hcr, of x      rh(f   .Iml-d     nionlioni.(1  year In a little Western town, 13 an ex- , is   ,ik    follows:      Kit tinted   on   the   North  ample of the way in which a teacher'] shore  of Kootenay Klve-'r.    Description  of  eometimea wins the admiration o�� his I !'.,,l,n.,,��!*.iCK. "' 1****,,: .t-".n^i.�� ����' ��'��  There is another big sale at the Fred  Irvine's Go's. Limited,_store this. week.  The special lines offered aro hosiery'  And underwear. The whitewear sal**  continues, and there is also a tremendous reduction in millinery.  Kelson Federation of Irilmr No. 25,  installed the following oiticer* Un'  Monday night, for thc ennuiii^ six  months : President, Win. Lynch ; vice-  president, James Harris; secretary  Percy P. Clarke; treasurer, Frank  Deacon ;-trustees, Ficl. Qurduer and  Geo. Payue; guide, John . YoiHig;  guard, Edward Corlett.  pupils quite -unexpectedly,  r  Levenworth -was not a teacher by nature or profession; hut, as j. many, men  have .done,; hie* spent a year teaching to  get; money;- enough to help.' himself  through* the: law school, lie was a  hearty, clear-minded fellow, who kept  rather'aloof from' the -townspeople. The  local'' paper spoke of' him as havltiff  "had a promising career ln college."  . Part o�� this promising' career had, aa  It .happened, been spent in athletics.  He toad learned to box and* wrestle.  and had won his class championship  In the art which; from Its unfortunate  association with "the" prlze-rins, has  mot so good a  .South West corner post of Lot Gl)5. tlience in u  Knr.lierly direction '20 chains, tlience' in a  Westerly direction 20 chains, thenee in n  Southerly direction to North 'bunk of Kootenuy Kiver, thenee along water front to point  of ci mmpiicement.  Nelson, B: C, January Tth, 1005.  Ar.EX. Ai.iiAS.  Notice.  ���Sixty days after dato 1 intend to apply to  Ihe Cominissioin r of Lands and Works.  Victoriii. tor lhe purchase of tlie following  hinds. Commencing at thoSouth-Eastcorner  of lot. EiCO, Group (I) one, West Kootenay, at it  postmarked .1. .E. A. South-West corner and  running North along Kast line of lot '8300 -10  chains, thenee Kast CO chains, tlience South -10  , chains, thenee Wr&t tilling Columbia t Koole-  reputation  among the   imy Railway to plaeoof commencement and  Per Yard  Union carpet at 45, 50, and 65c  Wool carpet at 85, 90 and $1.00  Tapestry, carpet at 50, 60, 75, $1  Brussels carpet at $1, 1.25, 1.50  Velvet carpets, $1.50, 1.60. 2.00  Wilton carpet, $1 50, i.6o, 2.00  Art Wool Squares, 9x9, $7 each  Art Wool Squares, 7ft, 6111x9 ft,  ���-,.$5^00 each.  Art Wool Squares, 9x12, $10 each.  Velvet Art Squares, ioft, 6inxi2 ft,  $22.00 each.  Velvet Art Squares, 9x12, $25 each  Linoleums, regtilor price 65c.    Sale  price 50c a yard.  Linoleums, regular price 90c.    Sale  pi ice 75c a yard.  A large assortment of patterns  to  select from.  Floor Oil Cloths, 45c lo 75c a yard.  Japanese Straw Matting, sale price.  25 to 30c a-yard. ��� ."'A*'^  Lace Curtains���A very large assortment of the latest patterns,  " prices from 75, $i.oo, $1.50, up  to $15.00. , .     .  New  Sash   Muslins  in  spots   and  fancy designs, 20 to 50c per yard.  Portieres,--$3.50 to $10 per pair.   .  Curtain poles  and sash rods in oak  and brass from 50c up.  Rugs���18x30 to 30x72, prices from  $1.00 to $6.50 each.  Wool   comforters,   regular   $2.25,  Sale price $1.65  Wool    comforters,   regular   $3.50,  Sale price $2.50  A large assortment of. Blankets at.  specially reduced prices.  THE Bl  .LIMITED.  HSTORE  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Pbociilx.I*ioiie,er.  The sinking of a new two cotripart-  meutahaft at the Emma mints Summit camp, has just been started.  Last Saturday Supt: Hodges blew in  the fifth furuaceat the Granby smelter,  owikig to'"o.somewhat better' power  supply. - -l ���  The Knob Hill ten drill air compressor is now ready for use at the  Granby mines at any time that it may  be'needed during the1 existing power  shortage at Cascade.'  Next week the Skylark will ship a  car of high grade ore to tiie Nelson  smelter, to be followed by a car of  second or third cItjsw ore'ii few day?  later to the Granby smelter. *   The gixtl' furnace  at the  Granby  smelter, now idle, is being repaired and  fitted with thc machinery for lhe electric charging apparatus. The electric  chargers themselves bave been shipped  from tbe factory in the east, and will  shortly arrive at the' smelter,  Work on the 50 foot double compartment shaft contract on the Lancashire Lass, Summit camp, 1ms beeu  nearly completed, only the timbering  yet remaining to be done. It is owned  by tbe Montreal & Boston Consolidated, and lhe shaft iu sunk on tbe ore  body.  Development work has been commenced on the Royal Banner group, in  Summit camp, under the management  of ��. M*. Williams, an experienced  mining mau of Montana. ���The group  of claims comprises the ltoyal Banner,  Monitor, Monterey and Florence, is  owned by a Minneapolis company, but  Grand Forks people are heavily interested.  It is now stated that the jMorrUon  mine, Deadwood camp, lias been taken  over  peaceful as, in Its legitimate form, it  deserves.  His school was quiet and orderly  from the'start, but he found It hard  work to get on intimate terms with  the twenty ' boys under him. They  obeyed 'at a distance, but did not show  much' personal friendship for him.  Onc.dJ'.y at recess, when the schoolyard was a clamor of voices, the young  master .heard a sudden lull. Looking  out the window, he ��aw the children  lined up against the fence watching a  teamster, tfho was stupidly trying? to  whip his; horse up the hill -that ran  past the school. The wagon was loaded heavily with garden-stuff, and the  horse" was 'doing his beat to no purpose'. A *  Suddenly one of the boyis went into  the street, and evidently remonstrated  with" the driver. ������ For answer he got an  ugly * slash '��� Of the whip, and reeled  back, holding his hands over his eyes.  This was**too'much for Levenworth.  He rah.' downstairs and out across thu  playgrdun-dV '*_CooUy pushing a stone  under, the wheel with JWs foot, he 00m-  .mandecl'the teamster, a gaunt, sinewy  man, to come off' his seat.  '..:". The. feltowj. gr^w 'hostile at once, and  obeyed. .Jumping down, he approached  the schoolmaster, ready and eager for  a fight, and heate-d to dangerous anger  by hia" struggle with the horse.  It waa*a real, old-fashioned light,  with the power.of anger and excitement on one side, and skill, backed by  those almost infallible allies, right and  Justice, ���6'n-"the. other.  There was enough left of the team-  ^ster to drive his "horse, while a dozen  .boys iput their shoulders to the .wheels  and pushed the wagon bo the top of thc  hill;' '  . The pupil whose task It was to ring  the bell' for ��� the end of recess was a  minute late that day. The teaoher wa��  rXate,^tq_q. __It tookjhlm a little time to  put Ills 'clothes In order and" -waslT'Hls"  face and han-ds. Meanwhile the school  B.ssem'bled, not without some noise and  excitement, and took their "seats. They  were subdued and orderly when X<ev-  enwofth came in sfnd walked to his  desk.  ���Before he .had time to be seated, and  --as If by a preconcerted pignal, the pupils began to applaud. Discipline and  modesty made the teacher try to stop  them. It was useless, so he smiled.  Then they cheered. The disorder of t}i*  next minute was quite ttgalnst the  rules, but Hobody ��� received a black  mark on the schoolmaster's deportment  book; and after that, to I^evenworth's  surprlefej there was a sew and warm  friendship tn the bearing of tlie 1k>/f  toward hit*.  ���   ��� ���        ��m          A Story of ^ecil Rhodei.  Mr. Cecil Rhode ' latest biographer,  Mr. Hensman, contradicts the story  that Rhodes ever, used the phrase "he  never met a man whom he could not  buy." The germ of this fiction, Mr.  Hensman says, "Is to foe found In th*  fact thut one day, many years ago,  When discussing his proposed telegraph  wire from one end of Africa to the  other, somebody asked fhlro how he  proposed to carry it across the Soudun,  which was then under the domination  of the Khalifa. 'Oh, 'leave It to me,*  Rhodes answered, - 'I neyer met tha  man yet that I could not come to aa  agreement -with, and, I shall he able t(>  coi'itnliilnc'iOO nercs more' or less.  Kelson, Dec. 5th. 1901.  JT..E. AKXABZ.K.  KOTICE.  In tl e matter ofan application for adupli-  tate ot a GVrtiflt-at.e or Title to Lots 7. !>; 10, II  :uid 12, lJlock JS, Lots 3 ami 4. Hlock '23 and  Lot 12, Bloi-k 50. Nelson City, (W:ip CG0).  Nollue is lu'i'cby given'Mint it is my Intention to Ih��o�� at .the expiration of one month  from the first, publication'hereof iv duplicate"  of fhR Certllicutc or Title to 'the above lncu-  tir.ned Lots in the ntiine of Ileim' .lacnby,  which Certiflt-nte is dat e/t t he 2(5tli day of April,  1892. and no inhered 13878A.  Ltnul HcKlstr.v Oflice. Nolson, 15. C.  28Ui JJcccmbcf, 190-J.  "H. V. MacLeod."  District Hegistrar.  SALE *  Thirty Days Removal Sale  General Reduction in All Lines  CO.,   t  SUCCESSORS TO D. McARTHUR & OO.  ���  '-'   :.l       r:      A *  IG  ssland  ~_��� r,; ..--    fix things up wlth"!athe Khalifa when  .     ,.,      t,t    .',    . ���'�� t> ' ��� .   r> ..  I the time comes."   This is the true ver-  bythe  MontiwJ.ABjn.ton,.Con-!Blon  at a story that in its distorted  SolWate<l, 30 sljare3Qf:Morrisoii.having| form has been so widely eirculated."  beeu given  for one of the new,company.   The uew company does not buy |    uttle Oeorgle waa taken by his aunt  the mine outriKlit, as at first contem-  *9 aee^the newcomer, aged one day. He  i waa   duly   and   profoundly  Impressed  plated, which was blocked by some  B-itU the Epeclmen, and asked where tbo  Morrison shareholder, in -tto ���*,y^^^^S%^.'&  but secures a controlling Interest in the  enawer  made   a  deep impression   on  -r . '  ��� _-, !     �� CUtle Georglc,  for that afternoon na  Morrison by securing a sufficient num- ,vsusesn out In the backyard-gazlnj  her of eliares.     The shares iu the new '^p. Into the deep blue sky and spread-  .    ,        T   '. ��� , ���   '    ing hi" diminutive apron expectantly  Concern, so Andrew JLaidlaw und 1��rej  ^ he sald. t.j)ear God, please throw mo  E. Oliver, who have recently returned  we down, too."���Troi' "press."  ."_.'__. _ .. i   ,      ..,'    First "Little Olrl���The doctor brought  from thc caat, say.are tohc pooled until   w twIns. yggte^ay!   second Little GirJ  uutitJunel2th.    The new transfer hi ���That's when* you matje a mlstafca.  ,    _ .   ,   .     ._.'       "-.;���  '.        T��u should haT�� Ju__l a fcoajieopath!���Mi  on a hasis of about ftnir ceuta a share j; TUie."  f& Morrison.  "V Mi���o  Good to return  Winter  Single Fare for round I rip  vntll February 20lh.  Complete   Programme  Canadian  Sports.  Championship  Gontesls  Hockey   Ski Running  Snowshoeing  We. make no.boast when we say that we sell the Finest  Meats in town. Hamiiio'ud's and Swift's Ham and  Bacon at 18c per lb.  See our window.  |        Baker Street Nelson, B. C.  *r+  K  School Humor.  N English pape;  iives some further  examples of children's unconscious  ���humor ln answering examination  questions:  Alexander the Great was born' in  absence of his parents.  The chief clause in Magna Oharta  was that no free man should be put to  death or imprisoned without his own  consent.  Where "were the "kings of England  crowned?   On their-heads.  What were the three most Important  Feudal dues? Friendship, courtship,  marriage,  What do you know of Dryden   and.  Buckingham?.    Dryden  and  Bucking,  ham were at first friends, but soon became contemporaries.  What is Milton's chief-work? Milton  wrote a sensible poem called the "Canterbury Tails."  Give the names of five Shakespearian  plays? Macbeth, Mikado, Quo Vadis,  Han Toy, Sign of the Cross.  An. optimist ls a. man -who looks after  your eyes," and a pessimist is a man  who looks after your feet..'  A man who looks on the bright side  of .things 13 called an optionist. and the  ono -who looks on the dull side Is calif J  i olanlst.  Oazzam (after he ahas succeeded tn  paking his wife)���Open the "dorshl  Mrs. Gazzam (head out of the second-  jtory window)���Are you sober? Gaz-  tjuu-r-Tesh, Mrs. Gasaam-rThen eajr  B*di)rocity.--Harlem "Jdie." ' ���  WANTED.  LADIKS ANBjGBNTI.EMEN in this and ad  joining territories, to'rcprescnt and advertise  tlio Wholesale and 'Educational..Department  or an old established house of solid financial  standi ng. Salary S3.50 per clay, with Expenses  advanced each Monday by check direct from  headquarters. Home 'and'buggy-furnished  when ne'ciRKUry; posi;ion nermaneni. Address, Blew-l)ri.8.'&Co.', Dept. G, MotionBHlg..  Chicago, IU.  Nelson Opera  ONE NIGHT  Hugh Ettlugers* Special Comedy Production  Vour NcipDor ��  20-PEOPLE-20  ��� Band and Orchestra.  75c. "and  -Seats on Bale at the Opera House.  (ti. s .  Henki O. Joly Dk JjOTliiNinnE,  Lieutenant-Oovernor.  Canada.  PROVIN0I5 OP Bltt'L'tSUCol-UJIBTA. '"  Edward VII,, by tlie (jrace of God, of t lis United -Kingdom of Great .Britain and Ireland,  and of the Uritisli Dominions beyond tlie  Seas, King, Uefender.���of the Faith, &c,  Ac., &c.  To Our faith nil the members elected to serve  in tlie Legislative Assembly or our l'rov-  inee of British Columbia, at Our City of  Victoria. -Gkketino.."  II. A.-.MACLEAN,  Deputy Attorney-General.  ���WUcrens We are desirous and resolved, as  soon as may be, to meet Our People of Our  Province  of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature; -  Now Know Ye that for divers causes and  considerations, and take into consideration  tlie ease and convenience o,f Our loying subjects, We have thought tit, by and with tlie advice ofOur Executive Council, to hereby convoke, and" by these presenls enjoin  you, and each of.-you.. that on Thuvs-.  day, the ninth day of February, one  thousand nine hundred and five, you, Us in  Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our  said 1'rovlncc, at our Cit.y��of Victoria, for tlie  Dispatch of Business; to treat,'do, act and  conclude-upon these things which, in Our  legislature of tbe Province of Biitish Columbia, by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God be ordained.  In Testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to be mado Patent ami tlie  Great Seal of Our said. Province to be here  unto affixed:  Witness, the honourable Sir Henri.Gustave  Joly De Lotbiniere. K. C. M. G., Lieutenant-  Governor of- Our said Province, this twenty-  eighth day of December, in the year of Our  Lord oue thousand nine hundred and four, iu  the fourth year of Onr Reign.  By Command.   .'   .  A. Campbell Reddie,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  THEJ*��WELER,  BAKER ST.  Wc only at k one trial to make you our cub  tomcr. Flue Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything in the  line. KcasoadBIe charges. Work senf-'us  from outside towns will receive the same care  as il personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Sate ments,  Note Heaos,  Envelopes,  B u s i n essCa rds  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc..  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON, B.C  NICKERSON,  Atthe Auction Mart To-night at S o'clock.   Look out for Bargains.  J. Green. Auctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  Kuan BmaB Lobs  Estimates ,-gis'en on ������ stone,.'brick j  Builder and  Contractor  and woodwork.  I  Brick and Lime for Saie


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