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 B-Hi  A -f-\  i,   L/.A  ������ Zi<l  y.l  ' .-_���/.  I  tfv, *'-A->-,  *-      ���% I , - - **  VOLUME VII.  NELSON-, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1904.  *sKP(8lBEB^L  N  ews of the  mes  The promoters of the Duncan River  electric tram line have been in Victoria  completing arrangements preliminary  to the commencement of the active  work of construction on their line. The  promoters say every thing is satisfactory  and work will bo pushed at once. It  would he hard to estimate too highly  the Rood this will do to a large and deserving section of the Lardeau, says  the Trout Lake Topic. There are  dozens of very fine mining properties  loeated on the West Fork of the Duncan and its tributaries to which the construction of this road means a very-  great deal. Thoy have now reached  such.a stage of development that the  completion of the electric railway  means for them the commencement  of regular shipments and the payment  of dividends to the'sbareliolders who  have been very patient under the adverse circumstances which have delayed the complete opening up of what  we believe is destined to be the biggest  and richest silver-lead camp on the continent. Among properties whieh will  begin shipments once the road is under operation are the Old Gold, Guinea  Gold, Primrose, Black Warrior, Bad  Shot and Lade Group.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  I'liosnlx Pioneer.   _  Active development work has been  ter.     The Butcher Boy is owned by  James Dale, aud the ore is high grade,  Foundations for the electric machinery at the Mother Lode smelter are  nearly completed, and the general  work of improvement and preparing  for the arrival and installation of the  two stands of copper converters is progressing.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  .. The Reco is shipping a great deal of  ore.  A force of 60 men is employed at the  Ivanhoe mill*,  -. Slocan ore shipments are in excess of  2100 tons.   '  An ore sorter has been added to the  force at the Bell.  Last week the Saudoh mines sent  out 201 tons of ore.  Some, ore was brought down from  the Bell on Wednesday.  The Ottawa shipped a carload of  of high grade ore during the week.  The Payne is shipping its iron ore,  obtained from' the mill, to the Trail  smelter.  B;>th the Ottawa and Black Prince  are in promising shape, with an_.abundance of ore in sight.  O. Hamilton, formerly of this town-/  has sold  his interest in   the   Lucky  resumed on the Blue Jay, one of the  Jack-group, Poplar creek, to B. Orilly.  best known claims-in. Skylark cimp,  loeated about   two miles .below   this  ���   city. .. ���;���_.'-.-    .   -.-':  After ordering the payment of a  four per cent dividend at the recent  Toronto.meeting, the directors of the  Cariboo mine in Camp McKinney, decided not to do any more work oh the i  property for an indefinite periods-owing to tho values of the ore running so  ..low. This makes something over  ��500,000 that this mine has-paid in  dividends.  W. Newton, one of the owners of  the McKinley claim, in Fmnkiin camp,  \says development work will be resumed  this spring. The McKinley has an  enormous   surface showing  and   the  __values_hLiOTpi)eLiindi^gojd_.are^bou_t  $50 per ton  across a ledge that has  been stripped for 25 feet.  Wednesday was the monthly payday  at the Granby mines and smelter, when  about 700 employees received their  cheques.  Ore is being hauled from the  Butcher Boy, at Carmi, one of the best  claims oil the West Fork. The ore  goes 50 miles by team to Midway,  whence it"is taken by rail to the smel-  for$G000. ���'-  The'Pioneer Mining Co., who are  operating the Bank of England claini,  brought in three months' supplies last  week from Nelson.  N. F. McNaught, of Silverton, has  purchased a sixth interest in the Club  claim from John Wafer, giving him  control ofthegroup,  LARDEAU MINING NOTES.  Poplar JCuggot.  Bed-rock was reached this week in  the shaft of the placer claim south of  the town. It was rumored that coarse  gold had been found in paying r-uantitles at-bed-rock, biU the owners of the  ciuTm~lpy^^  are building a flume, so it may be taken  for granted that, lhey are satisfied.  The tunnel on the Lucky Jack is in  230 feet and an upraise is being made  to tho surface, a distance of about two  hundred feet. At the Swede group t he  tunnel is being run on the ore body.  The Great Northern Mines Ltd.,  will increase its milling capacity to 100  stamps this summer.  oundary  hi pm exits  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  The question is being asked these days, what is    moned in baste  from the Capital while the jump-  the matter with the Nelson Operatic Society. Shortly  after the last performance it was promised that the  society would soon take up another opera, but for  some reason or another nothing has been done. The  productions of popular operas by the local society are  the great events in Nelson, and it will be a pity if interest in the work of this really excellent musical  organization is permitted to die out. The citizens of  Nelson look to. Mr. Melville Parry to- provide them  with local opera, aud if that gentleman fails to move  in this matter at once, he will be open to the charge  of a flagrant breach of faith with the public.  Perhaps George Francis Train was never more  aptl3r described than by George D. Prentiss, the famous poet-editor of Kentucky.     Here it is:  "A locomotive run off the track, turned upside  down, with the cowcatcher buried in a stump, and  the wheels making a thousand revolutions a minute.  A kite in the air that has lost its tail, a human novel  without a hero, a man who climbs a tree for a bird's  nest out on a limb and in order to get it saws off the  limb between himself and the tree. A ship without  a rudder, a clock without hands, an arrow shot into  the air, a sermon that is all text, a pantomime of  words, the apotheosis of talk, the incarnation of gab;  handsome vivacious] muscular, neat as -a cat, cle<in  to the marrow, a judge of the effect of clothes, frugal  in food, and regular only in habits. A noon-dny  mystery, a solved conundrum, a cypher hunting for a  figure to pass for something, with the brains of twenty  men in his head all pulling in different directions.  Not bad as to heart, but a man who has shaken  hands "with reverence. This is George" Francis  Train." =  Those  of our theatregoers  who  some  time ago  laughed  heartily  ov^r  "What Happened to  Jones"  y  are now to be given an oportunity of hearing " Why  Smith Left Home," the tale of which as related by  the same author, Mr. Broadhurst, is equally humorous. The company returuingto us vvith the " Smith",  organization is managed by Mr. C. P. Walker, which  gave us the Jones production. Critics of both London  and New York have unhesitatingly declared that of all  the American farces,''Why Smith I/eft Home" is the  bsst. . That the public .seem to agree.in this verdict  =is-H-e-videnced-.b.y^tlie_^fact_.that,on_ both sides_of the  water, in the chief theatres, it enjoyed an almost unprecedented run. The company comes to us on the  evening.of Thursday, March 3.  Tlie following table give? the oro shipments   of Boundary mines for 1902  1904, and for last week :  Granbv Mines, Phoenix    .  Snows'hoe, Phoenix  Brooklyn, Phoenix    .  Mother Lode, D-JivUvoo.1  Ktinset, Deadwood  Morrison, Deadwood  B. CJ. Mine, Hum 111 it .  R. Bell, Summit  "Emma, Summit .  Senator. Summit Camp .  Oro Denoro .       .  Winnipeg;. Wellington    .  Golden Crown, Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington    .  King Solomon, W.  Copper  N<>. 7 Mine, Central  City of Paris, Central .  Jewel, Long Lake   .  Carnii, WestFork  Providence,: Providence .  Eikhorn, Greenwood .  E.P- U- andGoklfiieh .  Ruby, Boundary Fulls  Miscellaneous)  .  Total, tons-  1903  3SW.71S  74,212  1004  v 117,050  1?>'),4:*)2  1.5,7:11  I9,3��3  13,1-5 i  9-> OO'T  .->'.�����*  lo.ai'i"  ���un.->  S-14  5,L*<.J  The series of moving pictures now being produced  at the Nelson Opera House by the Living Canada  Company are the best ofthe kind ever seen in tbis  city. The life-like appears nee of the different subjects presented almost convinces one tbat the picture  before hiin is really animate. Perhaps the best picture of all is the trip through the Rocky Mountains  on the Imperial Limited. All the scenes to be witnessed on the line appear just as they would if one  was riding on the train, The entertainmeut is well  worth patronizing. Indeed to miss it may be accounted a loss.  quick press of tbe Maple-Leaf Forever town would  have denounced the rashness of the orator. But a  'native Canadian' may utter certain home truths in  the bosom of the Empire Cub with a degree of- impunity, so long as his hearers feel assured that he  would be up aud doing if any tyrant's heel were on  the tail of the ermine garment worn by our Lady  of the Snows. Captain Hunter pointed out with  forceful definiteness that we have been streuuously  insisting on our vast and undeveloped resources,  while we have also been manifesting a readiness to  fight any country on earth without a moment's  notice. Because our Canadian boys bore themselves  bravely at Paardeberg, because our fathers repulsed  a few beggarly Fenians," we fancy ourselves a military power, when we haven't guns enough to go  around our public school population. When Alver-  etoue the Well-Beloved plays a losing game with our  island homes we at once fall to talking largely about  making our own treaties/when we have hardly  learned to make our own shoe-laces. We import our  accent from Vermont, our cheap magazines from  New York, accept United States currency in our  shops, aud then thank the Lord for the inestimable  privileges of British connection and pray that foreign  capital may be sent into our country for the benefit  of the said *' resources." '  We just love to get up and yarn away about how  our real estate extends all the way from the dashing  waves of the Atlantic to the suuny smiles of the  Pacific and that we have unoccupied prairies and  mountains to burn. What is the sense of telling the  world how rich we are, how warlike we have ever been,  and then remarking lhat there are very few watchmen to guard the strong-box ? - If we do not reasonably keep the peace we may be called upon to save  the pieces. We are somewhat in the absurd position  of an Irishmen who would set off for a Donybrook  Fair leaving his shillalah in the chimney corner. The  reason why we have been allowed to work our farms  in safety since the unpleasantness of 1 812 was aptly  pointed out by Captain Hunter. No one thought we  had anything worth coming after. Canada to most  people, meant snow-drifts and desolation. Of course,  they were mightily mistaken in thinking that we  ever have a spell of cold weather, and we do well to  inform the rank, outsider that our thermometers never  lower themselves to acquaintanceship with zero, that  .pur politics are  white -ss Artie snows, that our mines  E  P,  ocal and  JL rovincial  Harry Wright, M. P. P., returned I    Pat Bums, the meat king, is in the  from Victoria this week. I city.  A Christian Endeavor Society has  been formed at Ymir.  A Rod and Gun Club is being organized at Rossland.  J. L. Parker, manager of the North  Star mine, was in the city this week.  Peter Reimer, Fort Steele, was kilted  this week by asnowslide while surveying.        '��� "  -;_'.   '  Herbert D. Curtis, of the Arlington  mine, Slocan, was in the city this  week.  The heavy snow in the mountains  has helped out mining operations very  considerably.  The regular monthly meeting ofthe  school board was held last evening in  Dr. Arthur's office.  The Porto Rico Lumber Co. has disposed of its retail business here to A,  G, Lambert & Co.  The St. Valentine's leap-year dance  at the Success club last Tuesday even  ing. was a great success.  Next Monday, at the Success club,  the debate on the Railway Bill by the  mock parliament will be resumed.  D. C. Johnson, of the Northport  smelter, passed through Nelson this  week, returning from a visit to Fernie.  The annual general meeting of the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society will be held in the Board of  Trade rooms on March 8.  It is announced that W. B. Pool, the  mining man, will open an office In  Nelson.  If one may judge by the amount of  lumber and shingles being shipped to  Poplar,1] building operations must  be  brisk in the new camp.  The mining case now occupying the  attention of Chief Justice Hunter, ia  said to be the most important case ofthe kind ever tried in a a British  Columbia court.  Two Chinamen were sentenced at  Vancouver this week for false swearing to eight and ten years in the penitentiary. They had accused a Japanese falsely of the murder of Charlie  Sing at Steveston.  At no time in the history of British  Columbia has there been as much interest taken in mining as now. * New  mines are being opened up everywhere,  operations in existing mines aTe being  extended, and at least four smelters are  likely to be erected before the year is*  out  The ladies of the Methodist Church  will give an oyster supper in the vaCitnt  shop on the corner of Baker and Jose- .  phine streets on the evening of Friday,  February 26. There will be oysters,  stewed and scalloped, home bread  and cake, tea and coffee, and the price  of supper will be 50 cents. l  Leslie Hill, M. E., left this week for  New York, from which place he will  embark in the steamer Cedric for London, on February 24.  have never been in possession of Ananias and our  sales are nothing that a political bargain hunter might  desire. Our present policy of brag and indolence is  about as wise as that ofthe man who would leave the  stable-doors wipe open and hang above them the  placard, " Lou Dillon is inside."  If Russia does not move more rapidly than she   is  now doing, Japan will gobble up her whole navy.  Mayor Barnard, of Victoria, who re-  sigffey=hiOeat"becausebf"his"p03ition=  being rendered illegal by means of a  contract with the city, which his firm  had filled, has been re-elected by acclamation.  Much regret was felt yesterday when  it was stated that Mr. W. P. Tierney,  the well-known railroad contractor,  had fallen from a bridge at Granite  crossing and was seriously injured. He  was on the bridge when a train came  in sitfht and in stepping to one side  while the train passed, he fell a distance of 40 feet, injuring himself considerably, but fortunately not fatally.  Dr. -Hall announces that Mr. Tierney  will be all .light in a week or so, whieh  is consoling to his many friends.  3.040  10.590       jSTot  often  are the  guests at a  Toronto banquet  J served with a dish that  is such a spicy  mixture of  j sntire and common sense as the speech which Captain  ! A. T..Hunter delivered before tbe Empire  Club last  '��� week.    He  discoursed   to the  exceedingly patriotic  4D5 ���   ���     ���  2C-1-   members of an excessively new organization on ,: the  1 fatuous insolence of the Canadian," and  is said   to  Go-   have  closed  his  remarks  in  tlie   following  devout  j' fashion : " I thank the members of the  club for  the  ; patience  with which they have listened to  the words  ! which I hope to the Lord they wou'd allow none but  I a native Canadian to utter.     The concluding   hope  ' has suie   foundation, for  if any  blooming ' me hid'  ! or butu-itious Yankee had broken out in such timely  (KS4,4--)J      100,430      lo,,st34   warr.ing, Colonel Sam Hughes would have '..*eeu sum-  It is quite evident the Rossland hockey team has  no desire to meet Nelson. The manager ofthe latter  team telegraphed Rossland last Tuesday to the effect  that Nelson would get up an excursion to Rossland  and play the latter for half the gate receipts, or accept  a similar arrangement from Rossland. The Rossland  team refused to play in Nelson under any conditions,  but offered very disadvantageous terms to Nelson to go  over to Rossland.    And there the matter stands.  u.a'ii  W. A. Macdonald, K. C, who has, been suffering  from a severe attack of neuralgia, h.is so far recovered as to be able to attend to his professional duties.  What Cranbrook needs now according to the Herald is a live, pulsating,  material board of Trade, one that is a  board in fact as well as in name. There  is work  for such an organization, but  it must be one that includes in its membership, not only the business men of  the town, but professional men and all  property holders as well.    Much can  do done for the advancement of Cranbrook during the next twelve months  if proper action is taken.   The town is  all right, but from now on, everything  depends upon the people.  '-   zT.I  The third bold robbery at Victoria  last week took place Saturday, a Chinaman  once more   being   the offender.  Miss Welsh, daughter of Mr.  Welsh,  one of the city dray men, was on  her  way home and just about reaching the  corner of Douglas and Discovery streets,  when   a    Chinaman    jumped    out,  snatched her   purse and started oil.  Miss Welsh very pluckily gave chase,  but being too excited to call help John  Chinaman  got   away.      The  young  lady  mourns tho loss of  a $75 gold  watch besides a small sum of money.  f-10  4 UO  1(>7  ,50  CO  Mrs. W. G. Little and son have returned  extended visit to the Territories.  irom  an  Rev. Mr. Ferguson will take  charge ot  St. Paul's  Prcsbyteiian Church on April 12.  Victoria Japanese residents have decided to contribute a certain sum of  money each month to the war fund.  Every subject of the Mikado iu Victoria is anxious to do something for  his country. The reservists have not  yet received any intimation from the  Japanese L.v..otil regarding tlieir re-  cull to duty, although those in San  Francisco have gone back. Word, however, is expected any time. A number of the reservists have communicated with the Consul at Vancouver.  There arc, according to the last census,  4,51-5 Japanese in British Columbia,  most of whom are in the neighborhood  of Vancouver.  One of the most pleasing and inter  esting features of the past session took  place  in the Cedar Committee room  one nigh t last week at a caucus of  the  Conservative members, in whieh Mr.  Taylor, M. P. P., the popular Whip of  the party, figured very prominently.  Mr. Carter-Cotton opened the proceedings with a few  remarks ou Mr. Taylor's actions as the Whip of the party,  and was ably seconded by the Hon.  Mr. McBride.     Mr. Bowser then, in a  few   well-chosen   remarks,   said   tliat  they hud gathered together io expro.-s  their satisfaction in the good   way Mr.  Taylor had carried out his work, and on  behalf- of the Conservative  uiembi- rs  handed him a purse, with the hearth st  wishes of all present, and  hoping he  would  long be spared  to officiate in  that capacity  and  help on the good-  work of the Conservative party. THE 3STELS0M ECONOMIST  n  I!  *!  It  Ifc  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vehnon Street. Nbison, B. C.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes ln advertisements to Insure  Insertion should reach this ollice not later  than Thursday at 12 o'clock.  Whon change of address ls required, ll. Is  desirable tbat both the old address nnd the  new be given.  Address all communications, " Publisher of  .Thk Neuson Economist. NelHon.B. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  "The Daily News inquires if anything  is being done to extend the usefulness  of the Kootenay Tourist Association.  An aggressive campaign from this  quarter might prove beneficial to Nelson during the summer months.  Capt. Roberts, of the death ship  Clallam, has been suspended for one  year. There are any number of people  ���Who believe that Capt. Roberts, or  some one else, should have been condemned to perform an aerial suspension act, with Mr. Radcliffe as master  of ceremonies.  Vancouver is now wrestling with the  social evil problem. When the moral  reform people get through with their  campaign, they will probably find,  :as has been found in other cities, the  second condition is worse _ than the  first. What other cities have not been  able to accomplish successfully, it is  not to be expected can be done in Van  couver.  * A comp]ain.t has been made to The  Economist that during the Chinese  New Year festivities boys and girls of  tender years were supplied with intoxicating drinks by the hospitable heathen Chinee. If there is any foundation for this complaint, the police  should turn their atttcntion to tlie  Chinamen who supplied the liquor,  although the parents who permit their  children to frequent Chinese joints  cannot be held altogether blameless.  The opening of hostilities between  Japan and Russia remindsTthe Vancouver Province of what Rudyard Kipling said ou.his visit to Vancouver  eight or nine years ago���remarks that  -Were afterwards pjiblished in his book  From Sea to Sea .,���."��� All that Vancouver  ���wants is a fat earthwork upon a bill���  there are plenty of hills to choose from  ���-a selection of big guns, a couple of  regiments of infantry, and later on a  big arsenel. The raw self-consciousness  of' the Uuited States would be sure to  -make her think these arrangements  intended for her benefit, but she could  be enlightened. It is not seemly to  leave unprotected the head end of a  big railway ; for though Victoria and  Esquimalt our naval station on Vancouver Island, are very* near, so also  is a place called Vladivostok, and  though Vancouver Narrows are strait.  they allow room enough for a man-of-  ���war."  We Print  Letter Heads-  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heacs,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale nu easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city..  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  ress Comment  Ottawa Citizen.  There has been another school fire in  Toronto.     The smoke filled the building in blinding clouds, but the twenty-  one' teacher.-* marshalled out the 858  scholars without the occurrence of the  slightest casulty.      ���,-.."...  The  London   Chronicle   says    the  beautiful   Duchess of   Portsmouth is  always said to have sat for the IJritan nia  on our copper coins���on the authority  of Evelyn's Dairy, by  the way, for  Pepys fccems unaccountably  to  havo  missed this piece of gossip���Lut wc do  not know what Roman lady sat for the  Britannia on the brass coin struck by  Hadrian to commemorate his victories  in Britain, which was the original  of  the design chosen by Churles 11. when  he issued the first English copper coinage, with   the variation   of a  palm  branch in the lady's-hand, and, in the  farthing issue, of oue leg   und raped.  In George III.'s reign Britannia first  ruled the waves with a trident, and a  ship in full sail was added to the background.    The ship was gone in the  George IV. farthing, where the lady appears for the first time helmetcd ; but  in I860, when the copper coinage became a bronze one, the ship was reinstated with the addition of iTiighthouse,  Copied from the one at Eddy tone.  Moyie Loader.  It is said that the man who wrote  Home Sweet Home never owned a  home. All his pretty sentiments about  home he learned lo feel and to express  while living in garrets, inns and boarding houses in England, France and  America, tie wasa widower, divorced  man, a reveler and a roamer, but  wherever lie went he carried with him  his longings for a home, but whenever  lie assumed the domestic relation he  was a pitiable fuilure.  Grand Forks News-Oazetlc.  As to tlie interests that are becoming  identified with the mining industry,  tiiere is a tendency to carry on iiiinitag  operations on a larger scale than ever  before. Syndicatesand companies with  larger capital at their disposal aro entering the field. Capital is beginning  to recognize tlie fact that the mining  industry is now heing prosecuted on a  more scientific basis than at any time  in the history of its development. Its  attractiveness as an investment is  seriously considered, and it is not now  regarded as a gamble or speculation as  formerly. There ia no doubt that mining engineers and mining investors  have more regard for the commercial  aspects of mining to-day than formerly.  They do not purchase properties without determining the value of their investment. Formerly tlie most conservative business men failed to lake into  aecouut lhe degree of certainty of ob  taining the return of the purchase  price of the property and the lime in  which the invested capital would be  paid bach. The indefinite promise of  enonuTiusl'eturns���TisTially "was-lllc"al;  traction���a promise which would immediately have aroused tlieir suspicions  in any other class of investments.  Vancouver News-AdvertlBCr.  The session of the Provincial Legislature which was brought to a close  on -Wednesday last was distincly a  business one. Although the House only  met on thirty-five days, it accomplished  as much legislation as some of its  predecessors did in nearly three times  as long. Evening sessions were bold  at an early period, and there were but  one or two days throughout the session  when tlie Order Paper was got through  by six o'clock. The contrast in the  proceedings between this session and  the last two of the proceeding parliament was most, marked.     The session  j will of coui'30, be chiefly remembered  on account of the measures passed to.  place the provincial finance:; on a  sound basis and this legislation was  the most important of any that was  introduced by the Government. It  acted wisely in not attempting to deal  with other iwovincial questions of general concern but_which did not require  such immediate attention as those con-  I nectcd with the financial situation.  With measures adopted to secure an  ! equilibrium between the revenue and  expenditure, tho Government will be  free to take up other matters at succeeding sessions. As already announced, it has stated that it will give  immediate consideration to the various  railway schemes for whieh financial aid  is asked, and, having readied a conclusion upon them; will call the House  together for a special session in Slay or  June luxt. '  -��**.        .*!       a+L  _�� vJf  f\  u  Ladies',   Misses',  Children's  and   Infants'  Shoes.  Men's and Bo}-s' Shoes, Rubbers,   Cardo-  gaus, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Felt Slippers.  WALL PAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  ,B.G  insurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Fire, Accident  and  Plate  Glass   Insurance  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale iu all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lands in all parts of Kootenay.  The Scottish Union'and National Insurance Co.  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers AssurancegCo.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  BAKERST.. NELSON, B.O.  P. O. BOX 223  reel leaf Hev  i  j T terior.  T-  ���  I  *;���  < b   a      &ra. a    . ^sa^s ���*_**? >w ���Ofagi' a   *<- ���**_***** <$*&? ^ac ���  NELSON, B. C.  The largest exclusively Wholesale Liquor  House in   the iu-  it  \'ve place at your disposal the balance of our.shoe  stock. Many lines arc broken and we will sell  them to-.you at sacrifice prices in order to clear.  Just glance at the following ileitis and see how  you can save.nioney on good, substantial and elegant footwear. ���'Shoes'by'such makers as Ames,  Holden���& Co., J-McPherson A Co., Chas. A.��� Ahr-  ens Co., Sniith &,Stoughton,B'urt <& Packard, etc.  These surely speak l'or themselves.  &!* ��>  PAB8T 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    .*.     .*.'   1*1     i*.     A   : iV   A    A     i*i ,f,     1*1     i*i     i*i     ���*.     .*���  fE  I Men's Box Calf, heavy sole, fine winter shoes,  Former price. ��-1.75, now.  ... $3 85  Mule hide, waterproof, splendid wearers. Former price, ��4.50, now        ....        .....        3 35  Viei Kid, heavy extension  sole,   very  dressy.  Former price, S5."*>, now       ....             -i 30  "Bnrt& Packard's "Karrecl Shape,".-Viei Kid,  Former price, SG.OO, now ...... 8 85  Box Calf, heavy sole. Former price, $2:75, now.. 1.95  Viei and Calf Congress. Former price, ��4, now. ".05  iiFC9  ren s.  oney  ���A    ���       N.E. T. TIMETABLE-  STANI/UY STREET���  7.00 7.40        S 20 a.m.  9.00        9.40        10.20  '  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. m.  ���T5DGUSTOWN���  7.20        S.00        840        9.20 a. m,  .  ...     - ; '"���       IO.OO IO.4O II.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. in.  7g_L  V-ici-Button,_Lurned.sf)]es. .FormeiipjicP_.^��3JS,._irl'._  now, ....          ,. 2 45  Viei Bals, with rubber solos and heel.   Former  price,��� ��5.0.0, now ....   3 05  Oil grain,:.button and lace.    Formerly $2, now,i 25  Women's llox Calf, hand sewed ��� sliiiiiiig  bids.  Formerly ��4.00, now        .....       '.... 2 95  Viei turned solo, patent tip Oxfords.'   Suitable  '���-:.    for tires?. _ Formerly ��3.25, now       ....        2 20  Viei one strap" Slippers, turned sole.   Formerly  ��2.00,'now.   .... .Al 40  Viei three-sirup steel beaded slipper. Formerly  $3.00, now    :...        ......2 00  Old Ladies' Kid, turned sole, buskins, wide and  easy.   Formerly ��2.25, now            . ......1 50  Misses'35ox Calf, button, low heel.   Formerly  $2 00, now    1-15  Misses' Oil Grain Hals, medium solo. Formerly  $1.75, now     ' 1 10  Viei spi'injr heel, turned sole, patent tip.   Formerly. $2.50.  now                  1 SO  Misses' Viei,  turned sole, one strap slippers.  Formerly $2.00, iiow         125  Children's Hox Calf, button, heavy sole.   Formerly ��1..50, now ... .... 1 20  Infants'   soft   solo   Shoes,, in   colored   satin   and  kid, various stylos, from              25c  WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch   Markets   iu   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon? Three  Forks, New Denver ami Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and careful atlen  U_______,  ��smxaf   .  m  Lots.      Warehouses.     Offices.      Apply A. V. MASON,  Man: Sec.  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  * ���"���_���" _ ~ "'      -������������-- ��� ������ ��� ���     ��� .-if   -.-.��� ���      -  - ���..     ���   ���--��� . ������.    ��������� .i .��� ��� ��� ���. ���.  E��� K. STRACHAN  PiumberandGasfitter     .  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.  Ofthe Latest Designs  AIUUVJ.NG DAILY.  Sice Line of Trouserings  MEFXHAMT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O.'Eldg., Helson  Frank  Fletcher  I'KOVINCIAIj LAND SUIlVEYORa  JaandE and Mineral Chums Surveyed .  a nil Crown Granted  I'.O. I5oxW>3       Office: Kootenay St. NelRor. !  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  AnTonesonrtlnB a sketch and description mny  quickly ascertain our opinion free whethor an  Invention la probably patentable. Conimunica-  LIoiib Kt.riclly contldential. Handbook on Patents  sent freo oldest n_ency for Bccui-inc patents.  Patents taken throuuh Jlunn & Co. rccelvo  special notice, without charge, iii tho  Scientific Hmencatu  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. I.nrpest cir-  ciilatlmi of any scicnttac Journal. Turnis, $3 a  year: four months $L Sold by all uewsdcolem.  MUNN K Co.33lBfoato>- New York  Branch Office. 625 F SU Washington, D. p.   -  SewtngMachlnes and.Planos  For Rent and for Sale  W.G. Gillett  Buiider   and   Contractor  Estimates-given on stone, brick  and woodwork.  ion.  Old CuffositvShoprJosephine St, Kelson.  Fred; J. Squire  <F  m THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  Co.  v:y\%m  '-.'_ .ij_$a  .  _.7"-i-J>'\  -AA,l%\  .'     ������      >^.H  You wi  ���   ���  requiring  \ :u;  This Spring.   See Us about it.   Large New Stock  The only  really first-class  Piano made in the Dominion of Canada,  Hear them.   Buy them from us.  See them,  m  65 each.     Yours at $30 each.  s Stores  msg&s&ffl,  ^!SSiSSJS^ISiS^S^S?SSSIS^Sa^aBEB^ gS=^K8feS��JM^^A^B5gP^g^l*  J  Anecdotal.  ���"What la Uie difference between a  misfortune and a. calamity?" somebody  oiiee'.isked'Disraeli. "Well, if Gladstone  fell into. the Thames," was tlie reply,  "tliat would be a- misfortune; and if anybody pulled 'him out, tliat, I suppose,  would be a-calamity."  The other day, mi Irishman'bought-a.  copy .of.'"Irish Melodies" *^at a seeo.ad-  Ivand London book store for a. shilling.  The bookseller-was surprised, a few iho-  .* nients -later, when the'excited purchaser  returned .and; shaking liife list at��� ���hiin,  cried: "I could kill yc for selling these  immortal gems so cheap!"  ���"I 'have one wish I fear will never be  ... fulfilled," said Senator Ilnnna as he sat  ... in the Senate restaurant at Washington  one'day last session and ate a very simple luncheon. "What is it?'", asked' Scna-  ^^^tor=Keaa=oLjSevY^iej^ey.m"Ls!i.Q.uld..lil"p_  to eat everything and then have the  work of digestion devolve on some Demo-  cra.t."  At the Hamilton Club banquet in Chicago recently Speaker Cannon -said: "I  never wrote a. speech in my' life, arid  never but once used one that another  man had. written. I envy the man who'  can sit down in cold blood and: achievn  a thought, then dress it���put clothes 0:1  it, pants, coait, vest, shoes and collar,  and turn it out in full attire, ��s "Minci'va  sprouted from the brain of-Jupiter."  Two little girls were engaged in an  animated discussion as to the .merits ul  tlieir respective homes. "Well, any wny,"  said one little maiden in a ���triuiirphnii!.  tone, "you may have -more bedroom.)  than we have, but we have more cream  than you do. We have enough, for our  cereal every single morning." "Pooh!'  eaid the other,-'that's nothing. Wc own  a Jersey cow, and we get a whole cowfiii  of cream twice every day."  At a dinner in Boston the other even  ing the guests insisted upon George Ael'  of "slang fable" fame making a spece'ii  Finally, in sheer desperation, after al  the otheTs present had  sun;-- songs   o;  . told stories, he rose nnd said: "J wi*  tell you of an excellent trick in parlo:  magic. You take a tumbler ami till i'  two-thirds' full of filtered water. Tin.-:'  you insert in. tile water a lump of sug.'i  'nnd a spoon, -and you bsgin to stir.   1.  ���si few minutes the sug.ii* will become h'  visible.''  A m-edlcy of. young literary men v..7v>  once gathered to meet ltobert Lrowniii':  The most. aggressively literary of tin  group was first introduced, and at ������-.lfi'  began to pour out his personal del tab'-  and admiration. wiLh.so unceasing a llov  that the other introductions were lieiii".;  held in abeyance, and the other literal's-  yoiinganien'sitarved. Drowning cv.dured  it with great good humor for some, lime  At last he-put his hand almost affection-  ately on the egotist's sliouldgr'and said:  "But I am monopolizing you."  Dr. Gillespie, the present moderator ol  the Church of Scotland, tells how he ws's 1  nonplussed, the other dny, by a  ragged '  ureihin who declared he was alone in the  woTld, his father and mother having died  gome years ago.   "Have you liot a. sUlor,  _��� then?" asked Dr. Gillespie. "I niver had  yin." "But surely you have a brother':"  "Yes, but Ire's at Glasga College." "Well,  SkSSpl ie_nsj>axc  sonic  time   from   hia  studies to look alter you-a on'!"    "itti,  sir," replied the urchin, mournfully, "for.  lie  was born  wi'  two heids. and  they  keep him in a bottle." ;  The story of how Chopin co-mposcd hia;  famous  "Funeral  jNTareh"  is  related   hy i  M.   Ziem,   tlie   celebrated   painter,   who ���  still lives in Paris.    Ziem w.13 the frieiiii j  and comrade  of  Chopin, and it'was in J  the-former's studio that-a. Bohemian re- j  past was given, with Lmlre,. De  I'o'.ig-j  nae  (the musician),.Diehard  (the painter), Chcvandier dc "Vsildrome and .Chopin,  as gay  and   festive  spirits   around   the  table.    There was au old rickety  piano  In the corner, all the panels having been  taken out for pictures, as Siiein was poor,  and had to economi/.c.   lieliind a curtain  was a skeleton, and-this gave an idea to.  Zicm,   who   brought.-the   skeleton   out,  covered it with drapery, and began  to  agitate it with realistic effect. ..De Polig-  iiuvi then^took the skeleton to the piano,  and.  aat-willi'it as  though  to make  it  ���'piayr^T'fc-was^-at^thisHHiiiGmentHHHHthatHrGHhoH^  pin,   who   had   been   rather   quiet,   was  seized with sudden inspiration.   Uttering  an ejaculation, he rushed forward to the  piano, pushed aside Dc Polignac, and to  the stupefaction and awe of 'his friends  improvised   the   world-famous   "L'uneral  March."  "Sir Edmund Burne-Jones, who shared  with Dante Gabriel -Dossetti tlio honor  of founding the pre-ll-aphaeiite school of  English painters, as a young man exhibited his works at the" Old Watcr-colcr  Sooiety. In 1800 his principal  exhibit at the Summer Exhibition wis a  very poetical drawing called "Phyllisand  Demophoon," in Whieh both the figures  were nude, but without conveying the  faintest suggestion of ir.dclicacy. Unfortunately, however, an .important' pat-  ron of the society, one 3Ir. Leaf, a prosperous silk merchant, chose to regard  lhe picture as aji outrage on propriety,  and brought such pressure to bear on  the council tin '��� they requested ilr.  Burne-Jones to .'.port into the picture a  certain amount of raiment. This the  painter indignantly refused lo do, ard  l-lie result was that before the public  admission day lie withdrew himself and  liis drawing from the society. It was a  deplorable incident hy which all con-  .-���erncd were the losers, except the puri-  t:inic.*il allk-dealcr, \vi:o, as might havo  been expected, immediately gained the  soubriquet of "i'"ig-Ler.f."  Inexcusable Stupidity.  "I r.otii'td,'*' said the druggist. to his  assistant, **lhat--a gentleman came in  with a prescription.'ftr.d that you took  it and gave ���him the stud' in about three  mii!iitc3. What do you mean by that:  When a prescription fur "salt and wal er.  ��� :v peppermint and cough syrup is handed  10 vou. ui;; must huil; at it doubtfully.  as if it'were very hard to make up. Then  you must bring il lo mc, and we wit*  both read it aiid shake-our heads. Alter  that ;u;i -_*o b:iek io t.'.ia customer and  a.-k him if "he wants it to-day. Wiie:*. he  savs i.e do.-s. you answer lhat yoti'l'  uiake'ii s;eual effort. A patient appro  c:a:es a ' pveu-ripl'.on 'that ll:i*re !'.;>-  been ?o mrn-h tror.u'.i: over, and when !"-  take-- it lie derive* sinic benei't from il  I'.ut ilo.fl yo'.i dnar.y irnro of i.'if.t ill "<:���<������  mimite 'C'Ari]:l:o'i Im-iaos?. my !>"v. i  vo:i war.t ta become. ���������  IL-sL-ehi-o .Jrn��  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  iAR PIPES.  Ul  o  Navy Gut Mild, Medium and Full  Navy Mixture.    . ��� ���*���  Cut Cigarette  Tobacco,  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cot  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to Kone  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGEHTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  Turner, Beeton & Co., Ltd, Victoria, b.c.  ���&:���:./  W. A Thurman  Depot for Sriar Pipes. Nelson  ^^McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Lan-3 Surveyor  0,1.^0. Customs House. Ne'.on  \:>  i   fc'P'  MONTREAL Sole Manufac  turers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Glovesyand Mitts  11      R. H. CAR LEY, B. C. Agt.  $7.50 PER T0H,  DELIVERED  AU rru.ri; muft Ik. r.ccompaniid l��y enf-h and should be forwarded  fill c-r 1 trfonally cr by mail to the office of  W. P. TltfcRtfT, GER6RAL-A6EKT  Bom THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ranrt-M-Vir^ga^a^^-MiWjfc*  rndividualiti-es.  <&        <$  Sir Frederick Treves, the famous T.r.<z  ':Msh surgeon, who has just retired, estab  dished a re-eOTd in ���performin'** one thousand consecutive operations for -appendicitis without a death.  Great interest has been aroused in  London hy the announcement that thr  Marohese Karlo di Rudini, son, of tlu  former Italian Premier, is to niarn  Dora Labonchere, daughter of Henry  "La-bouehere, the noted editor of "Truth.''  During his lifetime Gordon McKay,  ftthe weaJthy inventor of the machine,  that revolutionized shoemakinj*, who died  at Newport lately, deeded all his property, valued at four millions of dollars,  to IlarvaTd University, retaining an in-  come for life.  Mark Twain fl.nd his wife have leaseo  the Villa Papiniano, which belonged or  iginall}' to the sculptor Baccio llandinel-  li, a -contemporary and rival of Michael  Angelo. The villa, is pleasantly located  ���about halfway between Florence and  Ticsolo, And connected v.*ith the modern  town and tlio old Etruscan stronghold by  a line of electric cars.  That much-quoted superstition, "three  times; a bridesmaid never a bride," seem?,  to have no 'terrors for Alice Roosevelt,  who ha3 accepted an invitation to serve  in this capacity at the ��pproiching marriage of iliss Lilia "McOauley and "Mr.  Wolcott Tuckennan, which will ta-kf.(  place! in Washington, D.O., November 25.  .Miss Roosevelt was a bridesmaid at tht  wedding of Miss Ruth Pruyn and Mr.  David M. Goodrich, in Albany, last June  nnd also at the marriage of Miss Madeline Jaekfeon to Mr. George C. Lee, jr., in  ���Boston, several years ago.  Pope Pius has appointed Mgr. Merry  <del Val to "be Papal secretary_of state.  It is reported that the nomination, however, will not be made officially until  the next consistoTy, when the hionsignor  ���will'also,fee made a, cardinal. Mgr. Del  yal is under forty years of age, and is  ���descended from one of Spain's nobles!  families. His mother was an Englishwoman/and. he was born in England, receiving 'his early education from the  Jesuit fathers in Stonyhurst College*.  His higher education was received in the  Academy of Nobles, in Rome, the institution of which he is president.  N-ew York clubmen are going in for'  politics with a,, vengeance. \It is evident-"  Jythe incention of both Demo era tie and  Republican /parties -to have ���rcpresientn-  tive /men': as aldermen. Eddie.-Crbwnin-  shield, who is a nic.ni lier ofthe Knickerbocker Club, one of the Rough 'Riders,  and a leading spirit in a great many  social and other enterprises, is to nin  .on the Tajmrniny ticket for alderman in  the "kid-glove" district. In Lhe Republican oaonp, there is Beverley R. Robin-  Bon, son 6'f Dr. Beverley Robinson, who  is to be the candidate in the twenty-  ninth alderinanic district, which comprises the territory on Fifth avenue, between Mfty-second - and Fifty-fourth  Btreets.  Helen Keller has just begun her senioi  year afc RadclifTe. Her studies this year  will consist of Professor Kittredgc's  Shakespearian course, Dr. Neilson'a English literature, Professor Moore's course  in Plautus, Cicero and Lucretius, and  Professor Morgan and Dr. Rand's course  in Latin, which covers the annals of  Tacitus, the satires and epistles of Horace, aiid selections from Catullus. "Up  to the present time ��� Miss .Keller has  passed with credit all 'lier college examinations. "When she has completed this  year's work, as outlined, she will have  accomplished more in th'e way of scholarship tTuui any other person who. has  been "handicapped with the loss of sight,  hearing and speech.  "When Eleanor Calhoun, the California  actress, ���was married, a few months ago,  to Laczaroviteh, the Servian leader, she  announced to her friends that she might  somo day return to the stage. Sbe has  now, however, abandoned all such am"  Jiitiona, and has thrown herself enthusiastically into assisting her husband with  hisopolitieal writings and into looking  after, his three children, alt -'."will' be ^remembered that Laczaroviteh, ^according;  to his own statement, was. :*sppv6aohed  . fer certain Servians prior to the massacre of King Alexander and Queen Draga.  ���and^askedHxra eeeptHft e- throne ^as=ncx t  nn line of succession should the plot  prospeT.. Laczaroviteh, however, having  no desire to rule the kingdom/not only  refused;-to be a candidate, but left the  country. It wa3-then -lie came'io London, met the California actress, and married lier.   Z.7  "Wfoen the Duke; of "Devonshire and  itlie present 'Duke of Manohester's grand-  ifa/fcher were young they loved Louisa,  daughter of the Count d'Alten of Hanover. .Devonshire, then known as Lord  Hartington, was a laggard in his love affairs, aa he has been in everything else,,  end so the lady became Duchess of Manchester in 185*2, and duchess she remained for forty years. But, though she.  married the other man, lier devotion to  Lord Ha.rtington and his devotion to  her were famous. She counseled him in  all '-the important afTairs of his public  life, spurred him on, and was his nearest  friend. Nobody thought of inviting one  ���without the abhor. At last Manchester  died, ll'irtington himself shortly afterward succeeded to a dukedom, and in  1SIV2 the widow, still one of'the beautiful women of England, becamo a. bride  i_nd a duchess again.  Eyeache an  ac  Eyestrain |  causes  both.  Brags  relleye  only  temporarily.   Pro-  I perly adjusted glasses remove  1 the cause and effect a  j permanent cure.  ! Satisfaction guaranteed.  mm  a  ��-  irst time ho saw her. 'I kind of surprise.i  'ier,' he said, proudly. 'She came to flu  ���vaid and said, "How art you gettiii;;  :n?" Well, 1 had a peep at her side  ".vaya and asked Uer how many wrinkles  die had on her brow. Then she said,  jcyfully, "You ean see. How can you  leil? Can you count them?" 1 could not  ���see aye enough for that, but I could see  'ier dear face.'  ��� "Tlicr., what does he think of ���.vo.-nr-n  ���low that he first beholds them? They  are very beautiful, he says. 'They a  seem so good. I think the world and  ehe people in it ore fine. I have always  (this with a touch of pride) thought a  good deal of the ladies, and now it is so  ,'ood to see their faces, to look at them  i.i their fine dresses. They always to',.!  me women were my best friends, and 1  always knew they were, but now I knin-  it more than ever. They are so kind anci  gentle,  beautiful  and graceful.'  "What did he think of the'earth? 'Oh,  it ii lovely! So much lovelier and greater than I had ever thought or imagined.  Cam surprised and overjoyed. 1-had  never thought; there was sueh difference  and variety in the appearance of things.  Coming home I was really overwhelmed  as we rushed past the green lields and  trees.'"  Carruth learns every moment. He says  that he often dreamed that he would see  die world, but he never imagined it as it is.  fie had no idea there were so many people on earth. Carruth is iu a curious fix  with his neighbors. He knows them all  by the sound of their voice. In his  blindness they called to him aud he replied, but now when he sees them he is  ���unable  to  recognize    them    until they  speak.  . * .i _.  Items bf Interest,  NELSON AS'SESSRIEHT DISTRICT  Court of Revision and Appeal  Taic'notice tliat 1 shall hold.a Court of Ke-  visioii and Appeal for llic Nelson .A>sessinent  District for lu.-ai'ir.^ and aoierniini'ijj tiny  appeals ufrnlnst I In; assessment made for tho  year l'JU-1, at Hie i>laces and at tho t!imH undermentioned:���  At. thu ollice of the Provincial Awsesflor &  (JolK-etor, Nelson, onWeiiiii srtay. tlie Dili clay  of ^Ilircli, I'.'Ol, nl the hour of 10 o'clock lu the  forenoon.  ALIhe ollice of tlie "Provincial Constable, r.l.  Ymir, on Monday, the 1 Itii day of March, 1901,  at the hour nfl n'olocic in the ul'lcriiooii.  JXelson, 11. C, Januury**9tii, lElM. ���  vv. A. Jowett,  Judpe ol lho Court oi Rnvislon  and Appeal,  jNelson Assessment District.  He Received His Sight.  A story of a man blind from birth and  ��vho can now see, is told by ..a London  "Daily Mail" correspondent; It was on  April 2-1 that John Carruth left his home  at Croft Head, Bridge of Weir, for .the  Glasgow Ophthalmic Hospital, where the  operation which gave him his sight was  performed. "The first face he saw was  that of Dr. Stewart. He did not know  what it was at first, but when the doctor  spoke he knew that what he was looking  at must be a face. It was like a dream.  '1 was bewildered," said Carruth; 'al'  was so beautiful.' Then the day after th.  operation. That was the day the ban  dagea were removed. Then Carruth be  held the first woman he had ever seen  .She was Nurse Mellur. 'I knew she wa.-  n woman because her face was pale am'  smooth. I was too long in seeing Dr  Ramsay. I should like to have seen hi.  face first.'  "2vro words were too good ior Tvurso.  or for all the nurses. Aud his mother:  Wi^AahatAeij/ipiion/he spoke of the  Gladys Deacon, "the American beauty,",  met with an extraordinary accident at  Mrs. Adair's fancy dress bull the other  night in London. A lady who was walking in front of her tripped, threw up her'  heels, and one shoe flew off, striking Miss*  Deacon sharply on the chin, causing a  bad cut. At Ilis Majesty's Theater, a  few nights later, when Claude Lowthcr's  play, "The Gordian Knot," was produced,  Miss Deacon still had a plaster on her  chin.  The French have found a reason for  the popularity of the cake walk in Paris.  The thing is French! One of the negroes  'at the Nouveau Cirque, interviewed by a  "Paris paper, says that the origin of the  dance was French. According to this  latest account, some of the French refugees from the court of Marie Antoinette introduced the minuet into New  Orleans about the time of the Revolution, and it was the native imitation of  the most fashionable dance in Europe  that was afterward developed into thf  cake walk.  'The Declaration of Independence is to  rb_e~seenTioTSore-hy^tlfe"l>~utiH^  having been issued that, henceforth the  historic manuscript shall be kept under  lock and key in a great fire and light-  proof safe. This decision . lias been  reached as the result of an examination  of the document by a committee of the  'American Academy of Sciences, recently  in session in New York, who acted at  the instance of Secretary Hay,'.-whose  attention had been called to the sad  state.of the famous document. Most of  the text of the Declaration is still legible, but only one.or', two of . the signa-.  hires can be made out. There is only a  trace of the autograph of John Hancock,  the first to sign. The document from  time to timo will be photographed in  order to measure as nrarly as possible  the result of the protective steps.  Chicago had to get along for over Hire.:  weeks with soiled linen on account of the  strike of thousands of laundry girls and  men.    Every  union laundry  in Chicago  was closed.    John Chinaman and a few  scattered   non-union   laundries   kept  at  work, but they could not begin to keep  the city's clothes and household linen in  order.     Untidy  collars and  cuifs, soiled  sl'-irls   and   shirt-waists,  spotted    iablc-  ���clolhs and napkins were the rule in hotels and private homes.   The old mammy  of slavery days reaped a harvest.   Some  laundrymen, who thought to be shrewder   than   their   fellows,   fixed   up   great  bundle.3 of  linen  and  shipped   them   to  neighboring   towns,   thereby   hoping   to  promote the neatness of their customers,  but the union was on the alert.   Wagons  won: followed- to stations,, the place of  shipment ascertained,  aiid ��� the laundry-  workers there, notified that "scab" work  w'as  coming  to 4hem.    In   most  cases  these  laundry  employees refused  to  do  the work, and the bundles were shipped  back to Chicago.  The London 'World has the temerity vj  advance the following opinion:���"When do  worr.en And time to read aught save ino  novel which others or the set find amusing, and the. organ of the special sport  lo which they are devoted ? Never was  tiiere a time when books were more pien-  ISful and reading made more tempting:  but the dames Tiid damsels who re.ul  -nowadays are regarded with positive awe  as persons either singularly gifted or just  a trifle eccentric" .  That must have been written by a man  who talked .geology to a woman when sha  was thinking of something more psrson-  ally iu teres tins-  Just one jo3*ful night.  The " Gleeful Pientitnde."  ICP��  7sp  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretary*?, Carpets, Etc., to b& found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  9  iQAP?'  s   S'i  i r  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS.  ett House  (Formerly (Jhirkc House)  The best CI per dny house in Xv'clson.  N'one but white help employed.    The bar  Hid  best.  G. W. "Bartlett;   Prop  BROS.  George  .Meredith  recently   said   of   :.  Into''brilliant--and   beautiful   lender   o  English   society:   "She   did   not   mere';,  -diuflie   the  cards-   She   was  one   of vth  pack."   An earlier leader, Lady Hollaiu  was not one of the pack, to borrow ll>  phrase,  and  she  was inclined to  shuiU  her caTds���which included princes, peer  politicians and poets���with more or le.-  flourish'.-  She exacted homage; it please-  -her--to-scea=disting.uished7jnen^fct^=aTia���  carry, in her drawing-room.   It was on  of her little habits to drop her h.indke  chief for someone to pick up and rctur  ���to her on bended knees. One evening r  :x dinner  at  Holland' Housia,   when   si-  .had   dropped    her   handkerchief    tarr  Uimes in close succession, Count D'Orsi*. ���  !Yfcturn-'_ it to.her the third'timn, Saying.  "Prav, my lady, had I not better ta.k  'my seat under the table?'''      .  A curious factor  in   a recent  divore  suit   is   the   modern   "P/rcakfast   Food  found upon so many   tables.    Mrs. Sih  comhe'has brought suit against her hu?.  band, A; If. Seccombe, in San Bernurdiiu  Cal., for divorce.    She alleges  that  fo  five years past he has forced'her and hi  children   to   maintain  life largely   upo  "health foods."   She gives the folio win-  as'the Seccombe bill of fare: Brcakfast-  Doilcd rolled oats with milk, or granos  flakes (wheat); an occasional soft-hoik',  egg; Zwcibnck and nut butter; occasion  ally carincl "cereal" (wheat colTee). Duller���Zwieback   and   nut   butter;   bear,  boiled in salt water and baked; potal-.H'  boiled with jacket; vegetables, in aeasoi  boiled in salt and watef; green fruit, i  season;   pudding,  plain.     Supper���Zwieback  and nut butter;  rice, boiled  will,  milk; green fruit, in season.   All. meal  prohibited;  also coll'ce and ten.    She ai  leges  that this diet has been "scarcel.'  sufficient to maintain life, and not sufl;  ciuitly nutritious to maintain the famii;  in health."    She says  that her hushan.  persisted  in  discussing  these  foods  am  their merits at table, and in'declaring re  peatedly that "meat is poisonous."  Vancouver and KsEson  BAKER STREET, KELSON,  B. C  I KOOTENAY     .  .  ] COFFEE CO.  j Coffee Roasters  i  ��� Sealers ir  sa snd Coffee  Ian ad a Permanent  ���Qstgage Corporation  I  ���]    Vi'i; .ire a.Ter ins at lowest- prices tlie bi-st <j  Kifiilos i>J Ceylon, India, L'tmui and Jaiu.n S  f OurUes.t Moclia nml JavaCoiree per  J poniiil  .........?   iu :cj  | .Mocli'i Rntl Java rilencl,:{ pounds 1 C!) "s  SCIiolec Ulcnd Coflec, 1 pounds..'  1 CO *J  l Special lilond ColS^e.C pounds-. 1 UO q i  I itio ltlC'iid'Ciilfcc. pounds  1. til) J :  jispeciiil Weud Ceylon i'ea, per p-innd. 05OS  A TR'AL ORDER S0!.!C!aSD.  Notice .,td.- Creditors.  IN  A Small Favor.  Farmer (to lady)���Have you geon im  b-jll? "Lady���"Mercy no! Where la he!  Farmer���TTc got loose. And if yot; shouli!  see him. will you please hupp ms. thai  I i.i.,-,. it;d coat and run this w=v?���.  "Lifc."  ' Rich Men's Sons..  Willie���If you've saved up enough fo?  v.n automobile, why don't you get it?  Bobbie���Not yet. Ihn saving nj  ciwugh to 7>ay "ior the people * nu  over.���"tele." '.  TIIK   SITPIIEME COURT OF  T.RIT1SII  in   ma  coons   ok :rni:��  tuecosing,  CHASM),  U.-T.-'STATK.  Xot.ioo is hereby given lhat tlio creditors  mul others hn'vliisj oluiuis ugtiinst Paid <U--  cciised, wli'o died :il,PI<.oeni.**, Arizona, on or  flbfiiit, thu till) duy.of OftobiT, A. J>. 19(12, are  required ou or bui'o'rc t!*.e lalli Guy of M-ircls,  i'JU-1, toscind hy licist, prepaid, or deliver, to  the inH!ci'sig.ned,- Administrator of the -pcr-  sonal cstiitb "and 0Heelh of tin? said deceased  in the *'Ki'oviiuo of liiitish Columbia,  Mioir Christ ism and mtriiiuin,'H, arid! esses and  doscrlptiynV.. Ilie full particulars of ti'ii-ir  claims'. Uie statement of ilie'li' atvounls and  the nature ofthe securities, if any. lie Id by  lliem.  Ami further take notice, thatai'ter said last  mentioned date lliu I'niil adtniuistrnlor   will  IKOOTEHAY COFFEE  G0.|  I Telephone~.i77. ,    |  I P. O. Box 182. . o,   H  STREET,  KELSCKJl  SCa23ES3_: Z��iKZ8XX.-S&?S>Ii  jirowi'tl    lo disiributc the si.s.-'elt. of the tie-1   _}  tensed iiinonir   the   parties .entitled   thereto1-  hiivini; reyaril onlv  lo the   clnlms of vvhieh  i:e sluill  thon   lnivi' notice, iiud thnt the fiiid j  Ailnilnisti'iitor will mil. be liable for the said ���  ���i.i.si-iii oi'iinv r.ai't tlinrcofto tiny person or per- j  sons nl* whose claims notice  slmli  not   hsivei        ��� ���  oeoii n-i-ei .'td by him ut the time of sueh dis-/, \Jv;* %Jj  U'il.lllloil. ��� 1   -^*  Uu led ti.ls 20 th day of January, A. P. IflM.  'John Kl.i.io'i',  Admlni.slrator ol Fred Tregoninj,', d.C(;r.as:ed.  Certificate of [mprovemcr.ts.  Yukon Ii'mctionnl Mineral Claim. Kituale  lu tlm Nelson ^lining Division of Vest Kootonay District.  Tv'here located : On Hear Crcc-k, il miles  froin \ niir.  T:iko ntHicolhal I,  Jolni  NfeT.nlcliio, of the  t'ltv of Nelson, nollitsr as :iiroist  tor  I'iilrhdt  Pii'.v, Fieo   Miner's   ..���erlitiettte  No.   II r,S,:j(W,  Wifilani  .11. Coll'ey. Free  Miner's Certil'.enle  .Vo. 53,5H2. A..T. lliifjlius, Frou MMier's  Certi'i-       East  eatc No. .U.7S57(>. and .fnhn  llyun. Free Slin-   v-'im-iro"  er'KC'rt.ilSciilc No. 11 fS,i*iG4. intend sixty days   '/,.,.,..',to'"  from tile dute hereof lo apply to the .Mininsr . ottnv-i  UcconleiKlor n Crei'Ulieate of Iinpiovoments  for Ihe purpose of obliiininga Crown Urunt of  1 he tibovo ei.'Uin.  And t'urthci'.lnlvo notice, lhat. notion under  Sect inn !47 inusLbo .coniiiicnced before tlie issuance of sue1'. Certitioate of Improvements.  Daled thicL:2i!d day oi December, !��>:!.  Ji>liN SIcLatcuis.  Direct Line,    Lowest Rates  Montreal  Sew York  West  V^UK'Ouvr  Victoria  KeaUle  I'l.i-tiiind  Sun Km 1:Cisco  When   you  are  indisposed  "**ii^^"^^-"=Ciip"1bTTgF^=i=^  try  JOY IN EVERY. CUP.  Merchant"  Tailor  Tremont   Blk��   Baker   St,   Eas  Corner RSi!! and Josephine   Sts  RG.    JOY,   PROPRIETOR  Vin Soo Pacific Line St. Faul, Chicago and  all U.S.points.     ,  Coroofation of the Ci  ij of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Elcclriel'slil raicK rorllie ninnth or J.-mu-  nry me now due nnd payj.b'eal ll.eCily <if-  fioes. If raid on or before! he 15th February,  discount of 10 per cent .will be allowed.  Nelson, .lanuarv ��0, IKM.  Hv order,  ���*u.o.Mcaiomns  Cily Clerk.  S,S," .Senfice \m Vancouver  ���To Alaska; Japan. China, ll.'nvaii, Australia  ���Peltiers' Hates Westbound, sqlil daily till  November :;t). ..^. "'���*'  Thnmsrli bookinsK (.0 F.ngland and Ihe Continent viaall S.!?."lines.  For lime iaHi-s.ra'os and  l>ty to ioi.al ug'cnts, or v,*ritc,  J.S. CARTEM.  Dis'.l'ass. a\gt..  JCclsioil.  inf-;rmaticn,n:'-  E. J. COYLK.  A. n- I'. A.  Vauoouv��jr  Ilie Nelson  NELSOM. B.C  D\M\k  individual instruction  Bookkeeping,  Shorthand,  Typewrilitig,  English, Etc.  For rates of tuition address,  Vi E, llovixS. BusincKs Manager,  .Nclsoii, li. C.\  Tu'tilcst designs and best quality  bt Kootenay Butcher Co  Wholesale and Jleta  Dealers in -a  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. C. TBAVES. Manager

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