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 ��- Tr is*  "HZ  . ���  f.i-  WM. It. HE.VU&T: "1 havo ccen the "  mostbcaulilul lakes ln Italy and bwltn-r-  lund, and all thoho lovely spots,i>ut I have  never suen any thin.; liner than the Kootenay lake and the Arrow lakes. \V'c had a  delightful time there, This was my llrst  trip through there."  ^M/VW/VWv%V^\  .A**��V  ,<WV*  "roviucial Library  " %������* *-*  ���'-fTf^'&SK  w*o'  i~Lt\fryfgAAAy****MJ^A*wiiAAH*v��:_ ���  > PWSf^KttLLS has never seen anj-tbinr - <  > finer th<A4HB miltorNelson district. *-He   <   '  ���   - j  added: #1 dldn'tnec thecherrle* or.i*ai>-r^  MAR l       tfc|Tl>prrleB oi-goJjscberrlcs, but if tbey com- JL,,  1YJ/-.U       ��� ��T-p_rewlhPthp appUs, peart and plums, ~C^  _��fc -^ >   you have here n fruit country unsurpassed   c  A)    ^f '.' _> "by anything in the Dominion." f  ���- .'A'.**T-775  VOLUME  VIII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAftCH 4, 19C5.  ,fp>.^*>*-  . .-,*.  NUMBER  Arsenic Eating in the  Woods.  NEW  ELIXIR  OF LIFE  A Lake of Youth and Beauty in  New Ositar.G���-Arsenic in  the Water.  It i.s rather surprising to find confirmed arsenic pa lord among tlie Jiinf-  bermen of the North Woods of Canarja,"  writes a Quebec correspondent of the  New York Sun. It appears that a  middle aged fotcignor, who passed for  a Galician and worked as an expert  axeman in one of thoshuntics, attracted  ,the attention of^hi-3 follows by his  youthful appearance, freedom from  ���ickne.-s ar all limes, atul ability to endure fatigue and to kc1.) bin wind upon  long trump- lhi'i.u_h"doep snow or in  the teeth <.f Kales. ���  "** He attributed these-virtues to the  use of a tin}'bit of white substance-  with whieh he do.-od himself throe or  four times a week. The name he gave  the stun", hidi.uk, communicated nolh>  ing of its character to the others.  Adventurous companions were soon  williug, indeed anxious, to buy the  drug from tlie owner,.but found they  could obtain only a minute portion at  a time. -They were strictly cautioned  as to the use of il,.and began-with--a-  little morsel thc size of a pin's head.  Gradually the dose waa increased until  double that amount-.was taken. Thc  Galician himself took a bit tlie size of  a large garden pea.  All the men who had been questioned report that the first dose produced burning pains in the stomach,  sore mouths, vomiting and feverish-  ness. When those symptoms passed  a feeling of exhilaration and strength  Hjas experienced-, and 'greater ze��t was  added to the appetite. .  It wns noticed that when the grip  became epidemic in its intestinal form  tha hidrak eaters, and they alone, escaped its ravages altogether.  So-with  it. The doctor has taken stepa-to put a  -.top to arsenic eating in that neighborhood '  There is u'stream, in Cumberland in  (ireat Britain', which slill bears its  aucient name <f Whiibjck, or the  Brook of Wisdom, which contains arsenic in appreciable quantities. The  water is fatal to fish and ducks soon  die if allowed regular access loit. The  children living near it are said to be remarkable for their rosy faces and tbe  people for their'extrcme longevity.  In Northern Ontario or New Ontario,  as it has come lo Le called, there isa  deep lake which seems to pobsesssomewhat similar.Tproperties. Though of  __rq_it clearness, it contains no Jisb, and  is never visited by water fowl.- A  family living near the outlet of this'  lake always attract the attention of the  hunters who pass that way because of  the beautiful c juinlexious of the chilJ-  ren and the mother. An amateur  chemist thinks he has discovered  truces c f arsenic in the lake,1 and,, the  wr.ter has no doubt that all the members of that beautiful family'are pn-  conseiuus arsenic eaters. -  A little \v bile ago one of the boys was  sent lo a bearding school near SiultSt.  Mario,when-1 Tie sickened .uiysteiiously  and died, the doctors thought of nostalgia, but mme probably fiom being  suddenly deprived of tbe arsenical  prater which he had been all his life accustomed *lo use.        - v  n m. P.S  N OLD TIMES  Disraeli's  Fight   with  O'Corinell.  THE DUEL IS NOW DEAD  ������    ^ ���  A Duelling Gliil) in Dublin During  the Last Days of-this Irish  Parliament."  SIR HENRY P_ P- CREA  In the dsalh of Sir Henry Pering  Pellew Crease, at Victoria the other  other dny, the Province bas lost one of  its most distinguished pioneers. Sir  Henry had been ailing for several  years, and latterly was confined to his  house, sojiis death "wits not unexpected. Deceased was 82 years of age,  and had been a resident of the Province since' 1858. Sir Henry was. born  in England.'and after graduating from  CJare College, he (<;�� _. i p tl.e study o  law. lie came to Canada in 1830, and  spent some time in Toronto. He ex-f  'plored scveial ofthe livers tributary to  the lakes, travelling by canoe, and in  after years' ho had many interesting  stories to tell of his adventures among  the Indian tribes of the (lien 'Far  West. lie thenMelurued lo England  and practiced law, and mairicd Saiah,  the eldest daughter of the late Dr.  John Lindley,   F.   ltL S ,   tho union  other ailments. The fame of the medicine consequently spread in the district.  , Andruko Miuskiniskc, tbe Galician,  was Uie only souice known for tbo  drug, and though his charge was high,  he was not at all anxious to dispose of  "any of it. Tlje. probabilities ure that  he bad lu some surreptitious manner  obtained possession 'of a large qttan tity  . of the drug iu his own land, and feared  lest he should not be able to get more  in this country.  "Men.who used it Ior some time found.  that without it they became subject to  violent palpitation of-the heart, depression of spirits and irritability. The  craving for it would not be satisfied.  So loug as they used it thu most in-  temperately disposed had no desire-for  intoxicating liquors. They experienced  again all the buoyancy of youth, their  cpuntena.nca   had   all    the   bloom   of  health.   , They could work without fatigue.     The most quarrelsome among  -   them had no desire to be unamiable.  A.   As it happened, one of the.- men had  ' a ������.���warm regard for the" medical man  who attended his family, and told him  of the precious drug he had discovered!  The doctor looked into the matter'aud  found that the man'-was an arsenic  fiend, who in his two years' use of the  drug had trained himself to take something over six grains daily of pure ar-  senibus acid���more than a deadly dose  to one not habituated to its use.   Most  of the meuused a similar quantity  daily, or every other day, as the case  might be, as each one felt the need of  being the culmination of what would  have been a very interesting romanco  Subsequently he returned to Canada,  and in 1S.*58, attracted by the gold excitement, came to British Columbia.  Sir Henry practiced his profession in  Victoiia for several yean-, becoming in  succession member of the House of  Assembly of Vancouver Island, attorney-general when the island and niaiu-  janil became united, and took a prominent part iu lhe debates on Confederation.   Just before the union with thc  The duel is dead-in England���dead  and buried. The Law has declared  against it, and public opinion is equally  as condemnatory. So the gentleman  who bas been challenging Mr. Winston  Churchill, M. P., to combat is quite  safe in so doing.  Even a duel iu the "good old Lancashire style," to whieh the'challenger  affeationately inclines is unlawful. Lancashire style includes the use of steel-  gilt clogs, most potent weapons ou the  feet of the native who knows how to  use them....      -- _    .  But there ate still .men in Parliament who remember when to challenge  a rival member to the settlement of  controversy by pistols' or swords was  the polite and proper thing to do.  Worldly-wise and cautious as he was,  Disraeli was goaded'into fury by the  crjiel tongue of Daniel O'Uoniydl, who  compared bim with the impenitent  thief who died upon the cross. Disraeli  replied: "Although you have lon^  placed yourself out of the pale of civil-  ization, still Tom one w1jujv.U1 uot ba  insulted even by a yahoo withoilt tehas-  tising it," and challenged, hot-O'Con-"  nell, but his son to fight. ?  The reason for this was curious.  Some-time earlier the Iri.h Tribune  hiid (ought and killed a man named  D'Esterre, and experienced agonies of  remorse. He ottered his victim's widow  half liis own income, and fought and  won for her, free of cost, a great cause  in the.Law Courts. Daily ,heXsaid  pray'cis for the dead man's soul ; and  when receiving the Sacjrament, always  wore.a black glove upon his right hand.  '"That baud," he said, "once took a  _fellow_freature's life, and I-shall never  again bare it in the piesence of my  I'edeemcr."  It would seem strange to hear of Mr..  iialfour issuing or receiving a challenge  nowadays to anything more deadly  than a a golf match ; yet, as we bave  seen, Disiacli did not disdain recourse  to anna. Nor did Peel. Five days he  tnncllcd secretly to evade arrest iti order that be might fight a duel at Calais  ,with Lidwell. . '  .'Men like the Earl of Wemyss, the  Earl of Leicester, and Lord Gwydr distinctly remember the Duke of Welling-  Dominion took place, he was appointed  a justice of the Stipreitu Court, the last to-n-t vviiell p,jmo Minister, fighting tbe  colonial appointment, if we are no.t in :Earl of winoliilaea.   The quarrel arose  error.-', mado   by .tho   ironic   Govern, j nominally over the Duke's patronage  iiieut.   After long ami faithf.il services |of King's College on-the Strand, but] ably', audit is a pleasure to be able to  on  the Bench, Sir Henry retired in . llctU:ll,y oUt, of t|ie.CathoHc* Emauci-j chronicle the fact that Canada has pro-  od'ended by Canning,'had himself (to  lit;lit his rival. The meeting took  place on Putney Heath, and Canning  received a dose of lead in the thigh.  Duelling was not more prevalent in  England than ou the Continent. Bis-  marck- himself, confessed to having  tided as prien.lpal on no fewer than  sixty occasions, i But he was cowed in  the end, and.(bat-not by a man of  war. y   1 ,*���  He admired arfd reverenced Vjrcbow  -asajicieriti.t, Util hated his politics,  and one day, anhoyed.'past endurance,  llarcd him to light.  | j"Certainly," replied the great scientist. "I, as the challenged! party,  have tbe light to'choose the weapons."  He held up two. sausages of exactly  similar appearance.  ''One of these/'- he continued, "is  i  v  filled with trichinae ; it is deadly. The  other is perfectfyjijwholesoiue. - Externally they caiWowbe told apart. Let  Ilis Excellency.*choose which he  pleases, aud. k&l\H; I will eat the  other."-.  %  '_������_���&  THE SEW STREET  CAR SERVICE  Demand for Increased  School Facilities.  minister justice to  all, no one   who  knows-bim woulddoiibt for a moment.  ~.'-~5  Ther. was no'cb^l.  MR.  NELSON  , Next Friday nifeht, Mr. Harold Nelson, well and favorably known to  audiences in this' city, will ofTerajiew  .play, at least gofar~as Nelson" people  are concerned. l?dr the past twd-yeare,  Mr. Nelson has bien a wolcome visitor  at intervals of ,six,months or so, and  during that time he has established for  himself an eaviable reputation. His  performances- ba*e always been meritorious, and'the actor himself has no  reason to complain of his reception.  Tiiis time he will give us something a  little different from what be has been  seen in in tbe past.". The play is "Paul  Kauyar," and deal* with iucidenta in  connectibn with the French revolution,,  wheti the Parisian rabble rose in all the  might of frenzied hate and the sans  culottes revelled for a period in the  bluest blood .of tlie (lower of French  aristocracy. The plat is of absorbing  interest and during tbe -unfolding all  the most powerful of human emotions  ���love, hist of flesh and human blood,  hitman fear and hatied���are treated in a  masterly manner no less by the player  than bj the playwright. The tale tells  tbe story of the love of "Paul Kauvar,"  painter and patriot, and subsequently  a soldier of the French republic, for  Diane dc Beaumont, daughter of the  Diic~de~Beaumoh., ItTworks its way  with ever increasing iuterest through  parental opposition on tbe part of the  due and the basest treachery of tiie  Marquis de Vaux, who also aspires lo  the hand of the fair Dian e, though his  suit is prompted by mercenary motives  alone. After being separated for a  time l.lie two, who were secretly married, are again united after having gone  through a series of thrilling adventures  with escapes frrm death by the guillotine and at the hands of the. mob and  soldiery. Mr. Nelson appeared in  Winnipeg last week, andthe Free Press  in criticising the performance says,  that In "Paul Kauvar," this young  actor hasapaut that (Us him admir  1898, and   the Queen   bestowed   upon ��� p..tion Bill.  him  the honor of  knighthood.     SiV  ��� a Again, Pitt, when Prime Minister,  duced a player who can so capably interpret a role so exacting, and which  Henry leaves behind him   to mourr,J| ailJsere,, at Ticrney.8 opposition  to a;requires a temperament strongly im  their loss, a widow, three daughters ��� blll fol. t^cnore effectual manni.ig of jbued with dramatic.iiistinct to handle  Crease^ of! tIie ,_avy, challenged him, aud they jit with such conspicuous success. With  and two sons.  Mr.   E.,  A.  Nelson, is a.'nephew  At no time-has the prospbet of great  fought  on   Wimbledon   Common  at! Mr. Nelson  tbis t irae are Mr.  Bruce,  twelve paces, without doing any dam-  nage.   Macaulay would have been in a  activity in the mining industry  been ,   .    .. ... . .  ���.-..���- -       ��� j similar. ..position, over   his  essay on  so bright-as during the present spring.   ,r    , .' ."   . ,    r_. .      "'-���_ ,,    n      ,  * ���    .        -. a       .... ���'- Mackintosh's History of the Revolu-  Re ports from the .various  districts'are   ..��� ��� ;   _.    ,   .        .  1 j lion had not Lord Stafford, to whom  t<) the-fleet that the coining summer i '-      . .:���-��� - - ,  ���h-.. ,������������   i the matter was reterred, poured oil on  should witness ii-n encouraging revival!.. -  .      ,,  ,    -'���'..  00 i the troubled waters,  wort  Miss Scott, Mr. Yule and several others  who have been seen here before, together, with George Anderson, a youag  actor who is-said to show surprising  strength, in every scene iii which he  participates. No expense has been  spared in the setting of the drama and  It was pleasing intelligence.to his  many friends to lenm 'that G. B: McMillan, whe left here recently "for Old  Mexico, had succeeded in escaping the  scalpiiig-knife^of the Yaqul Iudians,  and wasMiow at Seattle on his way  home to Nelson. ��� Mr.'McMillan In bis  lifetime has had enough adventures to.  .  fill au-ordinary: Sized npvel, .ami fcer-  THE NEW FIRE CHlEF_:^h^b^^^''Vrq^"  exciting as anything contained in" the  works of Fenimore Cooper. Of course  uo one here believed that any Yaqul  Indian' could ever get the best of  "__ac," but just thesame Frank Mus-  selman and a -few?'more friends were  getting ready to go the' rescue should  matters take a serious turn.-  DEATH OF  V< A  EF.  P. E. Wilson for County Court  Judge���G. B. "BEiiliian's^ .  t    Adventures...   -/  In view of'the fact that "the "Progressive Party" has elaborated ,a new  schedule for the tram service that  'should increase the death rate'very materially,* the.life4hsuranee agents shoulcT  do a ��� thriving -business these" days.  However desirable It may be to have a  quicker service, jt is.vnot ^vise'that-it  8houId'be accomplished" atthe risk of  life. Anyone who has watched the  cars'runningso rapidly along the principal streets during .Uie,past few days,  must be- convinced that there is cop-  stant- danger. notu only- to the pedestrians, but as V$irto the passengers.  It may be (Iiat, rbis menace to the  safety of the public will lessen as the  car men .become more 'accustomec! to  the, change, but there is reasonable  room for doubt on this score. In the  meantime, 'trav-'ellefs , who had* been  used to tbe'old-schedule, cannot1-keep  track of their car under the new time  table. Of course the. "Progressive  Party'Vbad to dp something, but tbe  opinion prevails tbat before the change  toblL-pIacc.they should 'have consulted,  wilu 3-an ��� expert from Siiohomish - or  some other American town.  There will be Very little difference'of  opinion as to the advisability of securing increased school accommodation a*t  the earliest possible moment. In tbe  present contracted quarters', it is impossible to carry on school work with  advantage, and if Nelson is to maintain its prestige as a residential town  and an educational centre something  must be done at once in the way of extending the present school accomodation.   That this is absolutely necessary  no one wilFdeny, and the si-hool trus-r  tees, who should know the most about  it say that such is tbe case. With this  end in view the council has been asked  to submit a by-law to tbe people at an  early date to raise money for the purpose of building a school. This bylaw should,~and we areconviuced, will  be ca/riod. Thc people realize that  good schools are second in importance  only to the sanitary condition of. a  community.       '"'... A  several    promising    properties  iqsed of to  cially able and determined to carry' on  The new council had determined  that the present fire chief should go,  so tbat mattar was settled, baseball expert or fireball expert opinion one way  or the other. There will be many who  will condemn tbe method by which  Chief Steele \vas harrassed and finally  discharged, but they must admit tbat  the new council has acted wisely in  securing a fire chief from the outside.  Just how long the new chief will be  able to tolerate the harsh rule of his  masters will depend greatly on his disposition. ���'  Should the rumor that Mr. P. E.Wilson, barrister, is to be appointed  Judge of the new judicial district prove  to be correct, there will be many who  will regard the appointment as a most  fittiug one. This feeling will not be  confined to the political party with  wbcih Mr. Wilson   is identified, for  The good people near the town of  Paducah, Ky./are" much exercised over  a talking tree*.'.. It is not.slated, how"-  evor, wijether;the * words, spoken bave  -the bark on'J.hem,' or'go to the roots of  the matters 'mentioned, of branch off  after tbe'falk begins from' the; subject  originally.mentioned. All'of this is  important,'for, if the talk js not instructive or to the point, it might'Ue_wejl to  give the tree leave tb print. Kentucky  long has been the home of oratory and"'  now, if the trees are-finding, voices,  greater, in terest than ever will attach to  the old commonwealth. .How would it  be-to get up'a joint .debate 'between a  scrub oak aud a scrub politician ?  "''V,'.  _H  A; Great Loss to the  Conservative Party.  .     <- *_s  <m  '" 1$y.  ��� ��  . *l  FIGHT FOR UNIONISM  ��� -^4  William Thurman, the tobacconist;-  i3 perhaps the heaviest importer iii.the  iuterior. He buys tobaccos in every-  country where the weed is grown, and  is now thepossesser of a collection of  shipping bills that are a curiosity in  tlieir way. A recent one from a London house would .well repay .a perusal  by anyone inclined to be curious. In  phraseology it is probably similar ,to  the bills printed for the same'purpose  two hundredyearsago. |  A man has just beeu elected Governor of Massachusetts, who began life  at the shoemaker's bench; with no advantages but bis native aptitude over  any other poor boy, himself among  the poorest. But he had exceptional  talents for his business, and employed  them to -his utmost, advancing from  one success to another, till he..became  one of-the great shoe manufacturers~of  the world. He studied every branch of  his   business���materials,' methods   of  Few Wen Possessed the "Same  Influenoe���A Hard'  . Fighter.  The brief announcement In Hie Dally. '���  News this morning tliat Edward-  Clarke, M. P. P.", for Central Toronto^  died at ,his . residence."last evening,"  caused, deep, sorrow among his ma.iy '  friends in this city. Deceased had been  suffering -from a cold contracted a few  months ago, and which developed into  congestion of the lungs and subsequently into pneumonia. His illness  was not regarded as being serious, but  unfavorable symptoms set in last even-  ing and within an hour he breathed  Ills last. '���'      .  ."In thedeath of Edward Clarke, tbe  Conservative ^ party' has sustained "a-  great loss. '' When the fortunes of the'  Conservatives were at high water tlie  deceased was content to remain-in the  background, but when misfortune overtook  them, it was tbe spirit of Mr.  Clai ke more than any other man tbat  held the party together and kept up the  fight.   In many respects deceased mils'  a remarkable man.. ��� Born of poor parents, lie struggled to build up a name -  for himseir,-and~now- _ltat--be-ba->goD&<?.  no man-dare say that thc-nicbe- be*  carved for himself in the rock of fame -  was accomplished otherwfSe than by  <  honorable means.   Few men possessed   -  thesame influence in a politicai-caro--v'  paign, bat  it  must ��� be confessed;by-*'';  friend and foe; that while he was an indefatigable   worker'for'hls man ami  party he never dealt bis opponent a  foul   blow.        Few   Canadians  have  achieved more, and his name will long  be revered by his countrymen.  But it was not alone in political circles lhat Edward Clarke numbered bis  friends. ' His  work on  behalf of bis  ? .-��  'f-H.  ��� -w  r'*��xk  ;,.-��.    _j;  ^ ��.�����-.  A.-  ~%^  -7Z&.  7, <ife4u~  7?::~z%  AZ "Jt  fellbwdaborers earned him the titleof  "Father of Unionism in Canada."   He  sacrificed   his  liberty that bis fellow-  manufacture aiid   markets;  had   the| workmen  might be benefitted.     The  knack of getting the best workmen and  of keeping on excellent terms with  them ; became very" wealthy, an authority and leader in affairs, and a few  weelis ago was elected Governor, of  Massachusetts, largely by the labor  vote of tbe state, which was cast solidly  for him. Although his own workmen  are very necessary, have they done it  all, or hasn't he really done as much or  more than all of them ?  in development   and    tinning    ,..,...,    ,,..,.,., , ,.     T , , ....  , During the closingdays of the Irish  in every respect it is claimed to be  the  generally. During the p ��st two weeks ! _.   ,...-. . .   , ,    ���.     i        . . .  fa l    -'- ��� ���; Parliament there existed a   duelling costliest and most elaborate production  .  .       __ , . 'club in Dublin, each member of which'ever put on by Mr. Nelson.   The stag-  been disposed of to men who are finait- ...    , ���   ������������-������ .   i r  was pledged to call out any Opposition ing is such as to bring out every scene Conservatives will be equally as'well  ,     ��� | member  who/attacked Lord   Castle-'with intensely realistic effect.     The'pleased as Liberals to see Mr. Wilson  work on a large scale. ,     ���,..,���//,   ���   ..      '-r.,y   ,     ,-A . _. .     .     ��� ,        I       ���  ' ���  _���_ ..���_ - ireagb.  W��th \\ie Parliament dissolved* scenic   effects,  iu  fact,   constitute a elevated to the Bench.     There is no  __��� I ��� '��� '��� ���.-������!.. \  Merchants report a  noticeable im-, dissolution ended the club ateo : and it; strong feature of the production, and question as to his qualifications for the  provoment in business.  / fell out.  therefore, that Castlereagh, enhance the vividness of the climaxes,  exalted office, and  that he would ad-  The Slocan Drill reports that the  week's shipments' from ,that division  amounted to 47 tons, 44 of which came  from the Black Prince: The remainder  was sent out by the lessees of the  Graphic, being its initial shipment for  tbe year. -' The fire at tbe Ottawa prc-  ���   : 7 ,7. ���:.        .  o       r r. 7'-.-  ��� - r:o-. ���  ; ���'���    '' '-  vented exports ifrbm; that;. property.  Shipments will now beinterupted, owing to the break-up of the roads. Total  output 589 tons.  There have been a large number of  tourists and business men at the hotels  this week.  story of- his battle with Hon. George  Brown is known to all, and although a  young fellow at the time, it is recorded  that he was tbe first man to bring tbo  founder of the. most influential paper  in Canada to his knees. The battle be  won at tbat time made it possible for u  Canadian workmen to join a trades  union without rendering himself liable  to imprisonment. Aud the union men  of Toroiito never forgot their- bene-"  factor. Three times was he elected  mayor of the .city, and he represented  Centre Toronto several years in the  Provincial Legislature and since 18M  in the Dominion House.'  ���With old-time union printers Edward Clarke was particularly popular;  and there >vas not a union oflice from  tbe Atlantic to the Pacific in which  the name of "Ned" Clarke was not  familiar. He bad served them faithfully in the councils of the International union, and they in turn never  swerved in their graiitude and devotion  to his interests. He was their philosopher and guide. His connection with  the: Orange order undoubtedly added  to his influence, but Edward Clarke  had enough energy and ability to  make him   leader among   men,   In-  - :-./'  A. J. Hipperson died suddenly at  Vernon last Saturday. Deceased had  been ill only a few days, and his death  was unexpected.  H��88orrowing'widow|aependentof anyone element of the  and family have the sympathy ot all  community,  in their bereavement.  He was sixty years bf age and began  life as a printer. He worked ou several  . '    ���    ���'_ ,        .  I of the Toronto papers and afterward*  An   excellent programme of music    .    ,   ,     ...    ,_ 0    .,    ,       ...  1    *. started    the Orange   Sentinel,   with  Is being prepared  for the smoker on * which be wa) connected at the time of  the evening of St. Patrick's Day. , his death. KB  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THESELSOHCO&ttMiST!  . .." i  ~- ^r.riWlistit^'i   pvMf v *-��f.t'ir(l,.\ -ill^nHK.;! at       [  t\\ ���    '"l        ' i -.I'll.       ' ;  J)r   i'.'t-   '*,.;';    ���.;'.',!>jtii in   nUsijitL-J  .YHvoi-tUiut. rales initdu known on .tppliui-  llOTl.  A.11 cliiinj.cs tn advc-llst-nentslo Insure  1 v)i>r.lon sliould rciich ttilo ��fllct�� not later  than riim-stliiy.'l-o'clock. -  Winn nhmme of itdd,ivss Is ,iei|Ulreri, It U  Icdnbli: M>-it tioili the will +(lrti<".K nii.I tin-  n-^\<?*V>o ui-.-f-n.  V I I!>���>��.>_ til > 'im ���ii'iM.lio'i-. ' IUi*>!I-tI'h:  of   l'HK ���V^r.-.ii"*    ii!.>Mi��isi. N". K-m. H   l''  : .   -.,.  i  r<*jOfe'J  ."j    <��  .luff i Cl'dt  Wlio'.i'Niili- aii.fl Kctjill  rvaio'isin     ���/  -to-  EDITORIAL COMBgENT.  .Th.   only sign   of prosperity- >-o  far as a result of the   "progiessive  ���"    party policy"   is the   h:u.   p:ige  of  "  corporation   advertisements   in   the  Nelson Titbune.  -  "A correspond.nt <vrites to (he  Tribune complaining of the conduct of "the old married wtmien."  Nothing whatever is said about  the '|old married men."  ...Once more we -would respectfully direct attention; to the fact that  in the Kootenays we are all wearing  summer clothing while the inhabitants of the east are still roaming  around in tbeir buffalo overcoats.  ' . Harry ��� Wright,. M. L- A , has  shown that 'he���"bas the best Wier-  ests of hi* district at 'heart. -He  knows what  the-requirements   of  *** t,"  his-constituents.. are^anrKhe- remains at his post to look after them.  The work of the session is pio-  gfsssing favorably. _ Tbe attention  of -tbe -legislators is 'centered on  several important ��� measures, and  while the Opposition is talking, the  position'ofthe Governmeut'do'cs'nbf'  appear-to be weakened in any way.  A"review of the work of the session,  when ended, will, we believe, show-  that the^work has been'exceedingly  beneficial to the country.  The resignation . of Mr. 5ifton  fromrthe Laurier. Cabinet has  ere-  ��� ated considerable surprise. - ' Although Mr. Sifton in" the past has  been outspoken otv- the Separate  School question, it was nol believed  .that he would permit his feelings to  carry him  to the extent of sacrific-  -ing-a-portfolio. ^���In-some- quarters  the belief is 'expressed that the  question of autonomy to the Territories will be shelved for an indefinite period, on account of this latest  turn in affairs.  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA,  .. SEATTLE, ETC. ~  VrA8l.OC.VXL.YKE  J.Y. X?l<on Jn..n_. dally, Ar. Vnncouver,  1.2 20 noon; Victoria7.15p. in.; Scuttle5 p. tn.  following dny.        *     ''"   \  f . ��� .-  One Bit Eri Route  SlecMng Onr ror-SIocnn Cily can be occupied  i;t.-'.Non station 10 p. m.-, In-rtli tl.W.  Kor reservations ana tlcKeto, npp!y to local  ngunlH, or write to     .  J. S: CARTER,     .-  UlHt.I'ass. Act.,  Nelson.  E. J. CO _ I-I".,  A. O. P. A.  Vamouver  notice.  Take notice tlint'I"Intend toapply to the  Chief CoinmihHiuner tit Lnmlsand Works for  permission to purchase the land hereinafter  mentioned uud thut ..such" application  will be" made. sixty:" days Jtom. Hie  dute     heri of. The   . land" Mentioned  in - nit follows: 'situated .on the " North  shore of Kootenay Itivcr Description of  boundaries of land: Commencing at the  South WrHt corner poht of Lot 605. thence in a  Northerly direction 20 chain*, thence In a  Westerly direction 20 ch.iinc, tlience in* ft  southerly dircctioii U> Nortli bank of Kootc-  ti ty Ilivcr. iln'iuxalong water front to point  of c, moiciiL-eincnt. . . .  _cl��on, B O.. January 7lh, ID05.  Ai.. a. Ai.I.ajt.  ^otick.  - Notice Is hereby given-thnt CO davs after  date, I intend toapply to the ChiefCominis-  hlont-rnf rnnc.HHiid Works for permission to  purchase 64,) jhtch of land Militate In West  Kootenay District, iibout �����% miles West of  Slocan' Itivcr, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing nt n post planted In chains East of  Uie North-East comer of Lurcher's pre-emption, nmrkt.il "W. K. K N. NY. Corner Post,"  tlience South 80 chliif; tlieiicu'K-ist SOchiilli.;  theiu-c Nortli 80 chain*; theuce WoJtSOchains  to point of commencement.  - Dated-cbtuury Mill,-Ditt.   ������William E. Kocii.  NO'ilCE.  Notice Is hereby given that 60 days after  dnte. J Intend to apply to the Chief Coinmls;  iioneroi' Lund* and Work* for permission to  purcisuhe ���!��() iicies ot land bitnale in West  Kootenay District, iib<>ul 4^2 mi let. West of  Slocnn; Itivcr, on Rooeitriou Creek :���Commencing ntn post planted -tO chains North of  Williiinr E Koch's N. W. Corner I'ost, marked  ���:*M. JO. K- S. E. (/'orner Post,'' thenoo West SO  chains; Llu-nce houth 10 chains; thence East  4u chains; theuce boulli W cl.ivlii��; thence  l^vst-lO clnilns ; thencp North SO chains to thc  pl>int oi conniienc��rient.    ���.'  Dulcd Kebruuryllth, 190,1.  M. E. Kocn.  -NO'IICE.  A prehistoric Cave dwelling has  recently been discovered netr Winz-  .liauy.on Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland.* ���' The entrance to this cavern  has been blocked forages by the accumulation of falling rocks' and  e^rth. Its existence being known,  a-party of antiquarians had the  entrance passage -into the cavern  cleared of obstructions, and a grotto  or series of caves, dating to ,the  Stone period, was laid bare. ' , A  fine collection of stone implements,"  including knives, axheads. ,,an.d  spears, gisjantic shells rudely orna-  ��nentef3, evidently drinking vessels  aud dishes, was discovered. In oue  chamber of the cavern the explorers found the remains of the  bones of many extinct animals;  -while onesection ofthe cave, iphich  is believed,, to have been the dwelling o'f an import i nt family in the  Stone age. had evidently served as  a workshop tor tbestoueeutters, for  here were found many stones in the  process of being shaped into implements;     ��� ' \   ",  Notice la hereby plveii*bh_t ��Od-.i5-8 after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of 1.(1 nd-, and Works for permission  to pui'clKV-e 3.0 acres of land situate in West  KoOtenuy -District, about A.% miles West of  Hlocan Kiver, on Hobertson Creek:���Commencing at v post p.autcil at the centre of  William 1��. ivochs Ejist Boundary- line  marked ''A. M. J.'sN. W. Corner Post," thence  South 40 chains; thence-Ea-t 8u chains;  theuce Norlh 40chains: thence WcstSOchains  to the point of commencement.  Daled February 14lh, 1005.  A. 51. Johnson.  V  __ ��& U\ M  ' Camps supplied on shortesi  QOtice and lowest prices.  Mail orders. receive careful  attention.  Nothing.- but'* -fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock. .      .  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager  Corner Mill And Josephine Sts.  Us an - Order lor Jour  7 Groceries, then  ' The promptnessof delivery.  The cleanness and freshtiess.of Goods. -  Thc full honest measure,        ��� ���  The quality of wnalyousjct.    ��� "��� ���'  You will find abundant reason for seilding  your future otders. * ^ .,    -   .  Tht_ Week's Specials Are:  " H-lb Boxes of A 1 Ctcamery Butter at 27c  l>cr pound. *      '���        "*   '     "J.  Silver Spoon Tea, 60c per pound....  lliijah Brand Pineapple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's {.toneless Chicken, ��c per tlu '  Joy's Cash Grocery  'I* HONE 19  .   - notice-To Delinquent Co-Owner.-  To Archie M. Jolinnon, or toany person or  persons to whom he may have transferred  his Interest in .the "Dphir" mineral claim,  situate on the west side of Bird creel', about  one and a hulf miles up from the old Government trull in the Nelson Mining Division,  ���-Vest Kootcnny :  You and each Qf volt are hereby notified that  I have expended one hundred and two  dollars and/, lllty cents In labour and  Improvements on the above mentioned  claim in order to hold said claim  under the provisions of tho Mincr.il Act,  the said labour be'ue done for the year ending Apiil 12. 1901.nnd if within 90 days from  the date of this notice, you fail or refuse to  contribute yoar proportion of such expenditure together with all costs of advertising  your Interest in t ic said claim will become  the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of an Act entitled " Mineral Act  Amendment Act. 11)00."  baled this 17th day of February. 1903.  J. 11. Baxter.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that 60 days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands und Works, for permission  to purchase 3 acres of land situated in West  Kootenay District:���Comme<icini; at a pofat  marked "U A.C's. N. W. ttorner I'ost" planted  1100 yurds Kital of Bunnington Kulls Station  on the South side of tho Hight of Way of the  Columbia &. Kootenay Hallway, thence Kast  following said Right - of Way to Fred  Klwull's North-West Corndr I'ost, thence  South to Kootenay Kiver, theuce following  the BlnuouaitteH of tald Kootenay Kiver to the  point ol commencement.  Dated 21st - ebruary, 190a.  Ij. A. CA.MI'BKI.I..  NOTICE.  Notlce !��� hereby given that 60 days after  date I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of I-nnds uud Works for permission  to purchase 10 acres of laud In West Kootenay  District: Commencing at a post marked  VK. E's. K. W. Corner Poht" planted'1 mile  Bust of Bounington- Falls Slatlou ou the  South Hide of thc Ulght- or V/ny of the Columbia & Kootenuy Hallway, thence Kast following mid Hightof way-140 yards, theuce South  tu,Kootenuy stiver, theuce following thcsln-  uousltlca of said Kootenay Ulver to tho point  of commencement.  Dated 21st February, 190f>.  - ,   .     - .   Vazo Elwei.-.  THEjSWELER  BAKER ST. ���  NICKERS0N,  We only ask one trial to make you our cui  toiler. Fine Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything In the  line. Itensonablo charges. Work sent us  from outside towns will rccolve the same care  anil personally delivered. DiUicult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  WANTED.  -liADlES AND GENTLEMEN in this nnd ad  Joining territories, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale and Educational Dcpaitinent  of an old established house of solid rinanclj.1  standing. Salury83.50pcrday,with Expenses  advanced each Monday by check direct from  befldonarter*. Horse aud buggy furnished  wheif. nccedsnrj-; icsUIcn pcriuuncnt. Ad-  dr<:sH. Blew Brc-5. & Co.. Dapt. ti, Mouou Bldg-1  Chicago,.!!!.      ,   -  AGENTS WANTED.  Applications will be received hy thc undersigned for the position of agent lor this local-  ltv. One willing tocaixvats ptefcrred. Good  position to Uie.right man.   Apply,   .   '  0-Cidkkta_ Loan & savings Co..  - P. Q< Box 133. .Vancouver. B. C.  Vancouver, B- C, Jnp 2J, 190a.       ,   -  LANDS AND WORKSr  CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.  NOTICE Is hereby given tliat thc reservation established {npursuanco of the provisions or the "Columbia and Western Railway Subsidy Act, 1890,"' notices of which were  published ln tbe British Columbia Gazette  and dated 7th May, 18SG, and 5th June. 1S9G,  respectively, are hereby cancelled.  Crown Lands situated within Ihe area embraced by thc said reservation will he open to  sale, settlement, lease and other disposition,  under the provisions of the "Land Act," three  months alter the dau> ol the ilrst publication  of this notice in the British Columbia Gas-  cite: provided, however, that in all cases  where lands are so sold, pre-empted, leased  or otherwise alienated by the Government  and arc subsequently lound, upon thc survey  of thc Columbia and Western Hallway Company's blocks, to lie wholly or In puit within  such blocks, then the persons so acquiring  such lands shall acquire tlieir title thereto  from the Railway Company, who have agreed  to deal .wllh such purchasers, pre-emptors.  lessees--etc., on thesame terms And conditions  as tho Government would under the provisions of the "Land Act," except In rcspe'ot to  timber lands on the Company's blocks, which  shall be subject to the regulations 'issued by  tho Compnny relative tp the cutting of timber on the Columbia and Western Railway  Land Grant.  W. S  Gohk,       ���   -   '  Deputy Commissioner of Lands'<_ works.  Lands and Works Department, J,':  Victoria, B. C, 2ird February, 1905.'  We have a-I,arge Stock of -good- for  winter wear .which we will sell  at a slight advance on cost in order to make-way for our spring stock.  Some Children's I,ines, regular price $t, now 75c.  Special   Jyi.e  of  Miners' Ha/,id   Made  Bootg, regular, price $6 ;'now  $4 50.    Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  1     I  mving uarry  -Remember we carry only the best makes of Boots  and   Shoes, from  the most popular manufacturers.     '  Hudh  1 1 ' ��� ***** '*  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Good desifrible homes, best locations and reasonable prices.  lots.  On Silica street, near Stanley���10 rooms, stone basement, furnace.     Good garden, 2%  On Silica street, also cIobc to Stanley street���7 rooms, 3 lots, splendid garden.  On Stanley strePtAG room cottage, partly furnished, with piano.   A splendid bargain.  Scvenil smaller well located houses In dilforcnd pai ts of the cily.  The above can be purchased on reasonable and easy terms.  Lots lit Fairview, tlio coining residential portion of the City.    \ '  Ranch Properties on the VVest Arm.  MU_J'-r JffTl  WARD ST.  NELSON. B. C.  ) <0"^<X><X>O'0M&-&"e>4^& ���������������������^^^���������������������'���O^^Ov^  ^_eSso6i9 B. C.  1 The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in  the interior  +444444+9+9+4499+++4++++94444949449G44+4++++++4444+4A  * +  +  (Formerly Clarke House)  + *-*    ' ~H A  X     The best $1 per day house in Nelson.      None but white-help employed    Thc       Y  + .       7 '   ' "' bar the best. . <>  I G.W. BA^TL��TTK PHo.��*tw."|  9    - -r-      -       - -     ��� ���-    ���     * - ' '     - ^  99+499+44+++++++++4+449+++++4++9++++++++9++.9994994+++  In Pints and Quarts  Dawsnn's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars..      ~-A,  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc. .,'--  a A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  $1 per day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR:  CORNER   HALL- AND   VERNON ^STREETS.    J   RlLlCnfJ    R   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, ���.       . -   '    ��� HLLoUllj  Di b  iSJenfe.&teoiogs Made and Repaired  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AUD  MEIS.LED  \ _ OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON. B. C  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Branch  Maikets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Forks, New Denver aud Slocah City/  Orders by Mail to auy branch.will have prompt and careful atten  tion.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  ue in Brushes  Hair Brushes. Clothes . Brushes. Hair Brushes.  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes. Strops and Bokar's Razors. ,  The Molly Gibson Mining Company, Lit  Kon-Personal Liability, sn Llquidaiipn.  In the Mailer of* lhe "Csmpanies Winding Up Act, JW."  Notice to Creditors'.  Notice Id hereby Riven that the creditors or  the above named Company a ro required on  or before thu 10th day or April, A. u. 1005. to  Hcnd their clalmn nnd Addresses and the particular!) of their debts or claims nnd the  names and addresses of the. r solicitors. If any,  to Bruce White, of Nelson, Hrittah Columbia,  Liquidator ortlie said Company, and, if so required, by notlc-e in wrltiifg'from 'the' said,  Liquidator, arc by their solicitors to COTO.c in  and prove their fcald Hebts or claims at'such  time and place as sluill be specified .in. such  notice, or In default thereof they will* be excluded from the bcnctlt or any distribution  made befoi-'such debts are' proved.  Dated this 2nd day pf March, A. D. 1805.,.    .  .   1   ��� ,     ���  Eln-IOT <fc LXHSIK.  Solicitor* io Um. above named Ialquidator-  _* i'K'  : t u.  1: 'i  WM. RUTHERFORD/Druggist  iPHONEAaiV'"' J<"    '  NIGHT PHONE-B"2i4'r  rWARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Finest,Quality of Bread.    Ahvays Sweet.    Beautiful to Look  at..   Delicious to Eat.    Try It.  T Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. T  Vancouver and Kelson  BAKER-STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  ^^_^��^_^��4B^rf��!^^^^^^__^^^^^^^^>��^^  I-"K..B:. 8T3EIj_.G3_I^l_^I  ^ 1  Plumber and Gasfitter      |  J Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing, f  I Sewer Connections, Etc. k  I       Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.       J  g^&^&\#fr^0^&iy#te^S\&&^&&<*>^&\#''* *%  Canada Permanent    ;  Mortgage Corporation  StralghVMdrtgages at 8 per cent,-  -���'   or Monthly-Payment System   ���  In io-acre blocks, in^o-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  .i?-~ 'i  9 E_>��  W,  Builder and  C ontractor  Estimates  given on stone, brioV j '  and woodwork. Brick and Lime for Sale ��� ���*�����"**,  /  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIbx  ^-?i_KS_  r  S____3S__5I3E!5__3_____*  ^���Mi^wm ra-BgragggroggEsg^^ ?"aBSESSK5:  .".'���-_.-_ -t, ���a;a'-'��_!iiMr��iiwwg��^ajg__;-^--_:----: ^���-..���^v.iiaqpqirare-y.  Talkin  Edison Phonographs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The ]Sfe\v fcdison Moulded Records, at  50c each, $5  per doz.  erliner "    .   a ��� ���'  - Prices, $17, $25, $30', $45.   '.   .  7-inch "Records, $6 per doz. . ,  10:inch Records, $11 per dos.   -  Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  _-_.3 T*��-S^_.J^aL3*/-1  ���Yoar friend to.remember you  forever? If you do, make him  or her a present of a .   .    .    .  &AM ___L $ * ^i ��i  ^^^i  !#  LUCKY CURVE  Prices $1.50 to $10. Let tis  put one aside for you. These  an* thc pens you see advertised  inthe m agazines. We warrant  them as well as the maker. "  Heintzman Pianos :  The   New Scale Williams Pianos  " AT SPECIAL"PRICES'    ' "  We buy onr Pianos for cash, and customers get,the benefit, as we have no  "sub agents" who must h _ve a "rake off." - -  ,*  They Are ther BEST  FULL STOCK OP  -KODAKS,  CAMERAS  AND   SUPPLIES  FROM $1 TO $75  We can supply . yotir  want's lor Pall H oiise Cleaning in "WALL PAPER and  BURLAP. ������_'".        ' .   **.  , 1 '** *  Chin-aware  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China on it). - ���" .  NEW GOODS ARRIVING WEEKLY  "*   * ���   "-.���,.  Reyal ^Crown   ..Derby,- Crown    Vienna,   Hayiland  Limoges, " Royal    Worcester,     Foley,    Minton    an  Copeland's.  \  w  S-gL^agaaEgggEBBaasB^  A great sale of Clothing, Men's^Furnishings,  ��_33__  Extern  The  quantities are the greatest, the assortment the most varied and  the Prices the Lowest of any sale we have held  .SMOKE-  THE   CELEBRATED  20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character  and splendid  wearing  qualities, which coupled with Ahvays Lowest prices makes interest and to spare for careful buyers.  " Men's Suits, $7-.50, $10.00, $12.06, $15:00, $18.60 and $20.00.    -  Qj  All sizes, good cloth, stroug-and dm able, and specially tailored, $1.25,  .2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00. .     '  BRIAR-RJ-RES.  -    Perfection in   shapes, color  and style.      Prices, $r.oo, $2.co, $3 oo, j  $4.00 and $5.00. . .1  SHOES OF QUALITY AND_ STYLE  Guarauteed to give perfect satisfaction.      The best  possible for the  ' money.    Felt Slippers at 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 ���  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where your dollnrs bring  their value.  An Embarrassing Honor.  The obsequiousness oi those Trho hop*  to  advance   themselves  by 'bolnjr  e_-  , ceedlngly polite  to ��� their  superiors in  office _om��tlm*�� assumes an amusing  .aspect.  A certain head of a government department 'was invited, say3 a daily paper, to dine with others at a table with  a cabinet minister. During the dlnne*  -the former, who happened to be placed  between a door and a window, and had  eaid nothing at all, began to ��neeze.  ,' ",'i..e you taking- cold. Mr. Drown?"  fcfi'icd the cabinet minister.  "i believe I have that homr and  pleasure." answered Mr. "Browa, lov.  lujr very respectfully.  Good for ttsroa.  Tourist (alter bis first drink ��C  Bloody Gulch whisky)���Thunder an*  lightning! Gimme a chaser, quick!  Bartender (disdainfully)���Wot d* yer  wont���water? Tourist���No; Utua+i ollf  ���"Fu***."  The Irreverent Phonograph.  *-  THE Prince of .Wales tells a good  story of how a ,n_ornlnj_ service  was spoiled on the second Sunday's'voyage of the "Ophlr." Ther*  being every prospect of a dull afternoon, the Duchess of York suggested  something appropriate from the phonograph, nand the instrument was put  through a rehearsal on the Sunday  morning during the time of service.  The cabin .In. Which the -preparations  were made was two decks below th��  upper deck, but thcra was an uptake  which carried sound as well as vitiated  air, and so the following dialogue occurred:  Chaplain'(giving out his text)���The  way of transgressors is hard.  Phonograph (musically)���And you've  got a long way to go.  It took  twenty minutes to And  the  phonograph, which persisted in its im-  ��� conscious brawling, and by that .time  t��he congregation wa3 neither large nor  iplritually mindad.  Ui  a.  <"  x  (fi  O  a  <  E'J  _J  LU  Lu  O  UJ  'hi  V-v  47  <7  j<S>  ^  ���  ���  Q _  Almost the toiighest thing, in the whole of creation is a "���pinto" Broncho *when_he_is__m_____X_  4f*Q      S  fighting humor.  Ho*w his hide is j List as to light as he is, and that *nart above his hips and hack is the very  toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell." "'   '   . '  That is the part -used" to make the famo*us "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Gloves.  Wind,-.rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof---almost -wear proof.  Made only by  4&  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Sewing Mines and Pianos  For- Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine Sir Nelson  ontrea  n i peer  ^  R. m GAR LEY, British Co! umbia Agent    I  $7.56. Per Ton  Delivered  .Allo^ders must be accompanied by cash and should b+ forward_d  either perBonally or by mail to the office of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGEWT  -1.. -'.^#1  ���   ' -O-V-I  '���.h'-^l  - \1 A  -: <?\  7A -yi  ;vi  *m * "<a,  THE NELSON ECONbiHST  Local and Provincial.  Tlie Fred Trvinc Co., Limited, are  holding a special sale of new spring  goods.  **��� *++++++<��� +++++++++++++++++++++++++4+++9+++*+++++++  + ���  There will he a Scotch concert in the  Prekiytermn Church next��� Tuesday  evetiins.  The C. P. R. service to Uie comt will  be by wav of Et'ilwon in the f_ture,"the  trnln loivvinjr here in the evening us  formerly. ...  The tle.ith of Joseph Millwunl, last  Satunliy caused universal sorrow in  Nelson. Deceased was woll known  here, and held in the highest esteem.  The bereaved ones will have the sympathy i'f many friends.  Nelson Opera House  ONE NIGHT ONLY  Mr. U. r. Wulkcr presents (lie unnnent net or  MR.  t Will  to look through our stock of Novelties when selecting your presents or *  ��� card party piizes. ���  * "'���'���%  Our Belt .Brooches are of "Exqui.-i.c D&dgn nsarealso our other pins.     J    ... <%'  Lucky Beans are most fashionable as a Bangle  AND HIS COMPANY  lu   Steele Mackay-"utirrinic drama of. ihu  Krjuc'.i Revolution   -  +  +  +  +  %     Other Novelties are too varied and numerous to mention, but give us  %  % a call and we will show  them to you.   All good and at low prices. ��,  ���" ���'.   .     - ���  X  - -s X  t '������.���'���������+  I PATENAUDEBROS.\  X Tn...._>11___*_<     U/rt_/��lit_i��_lr_��re    a__/_    Ont-ir*- 1 ri n <c ' Plmnr*    *?n_ A  Jewellers, Watchmakers  and  Opticians,     'Phone  293.  X  x ������#  ��������� *+���*++++++++++++++994 ��� ++++4++++++ $4949499 *+++++++ ���  uction  ���At the Auction Mart To-night at 8 o'clock.   Look out for- Bargains.  J. Green/Auctioneer  New Spring and Summer Shirt  Waists, in Muslin, Lace and Embroidery trimmed, the very, latest styles, all  sizes,,75c, $1, $1.2-5, $1.50 and $2 each.  Ladies'Shirt Waist Suits in Navy,  Cream, Tan aiid Brown,'$5.75 to $20.  Ladies' Fancy Tweed Mixtures, leath  er tfimm ed, $8 to $15. Ladies' White"  Wash S'.iits in Orgaud.y Pongee and  Colored Linens, ?5 tp $12.  Ij'xilies' Wash Skirts in Pique Linen  and F.inoy Stripej. $1.50  to $5.  Phin C'lambruys, in Grey, blue,  pink, tin, oxbl��->l, aho same shades  in stripes, 15c yd. -.'."''  Wliite, plain aud fancy .duuks,  15c   - |gg?r  P-  White Mercerized. Vestings,  25c up.:  Nesv patterns in English Prints, 10j,  12icaiHll5c.  ��� Special Bargains in balance of  Win-  tor Goods. ���'��"'"���  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  The most complete sceulr Investurj c.-i_r .-<i-cn  ���   '       '��� ln the West.  I   Vtfll  75c. and 50c,  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and   ,-  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. 8 C. Customs House, Nelson  Frank Fletcher  l'KOVIN - - AL LAND SURVEYOR  ED   IRVINE  GO,   Ll  THE BIG GASH  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  .   Bcais ou sale nt Opera lions.'  Thursday  morning.  Lundi- and MineralOlnlmsSnrveyed  , and Crown Granted  I*. O. Itox 563 .     .Office: Kooieimv St.  Nolsou  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights Ac.  Anyone sending a skel eli ar.d description may  quickly nacorliiii. onr. opinion freo whether au  Invention is probably pntontable. Commtinloii-  tlons strictly coiiudentiul. HANDBOOK on Patents  sont tree. Oldest iieency for secunnepateiits.  Patents taken throiicli Munn & Co. receive  tptctal notice, without chnrgo, ia tho  IRON BEDS $4.60  AGENTS  GH F/ANOS  4fr  A handsomely illustrated weekly. Lnreest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, 83 a  year; four months, JL Sold by all newsdealers.  MUNN &Co.36lBf?ad^- New York  Branch Office, ��25 F St., Washington, D. C.  Two second hand Bell Pianos Pianos taken lu exchange for Mason & Rlsch Planov   For S ileCli-jnp-One German nvilce, W.'.lnut Caso, SHJ.   Oi '.s,_u.tre To;>, 71">j. v^  Complete   Houss  Furnishers X  �� Funeral Directors, Errs ba! mars *#  J. G.BUNYANt UNDERTAKER. >  * -    ���         . ^  Farming Lands.      J  The lauds described, in this .list are for',sale; .and  in many cases on liberal terms. 'I might, just say that Ibis  district .bas never been.,advertised. as a. fruit-growing and  farming country, but during .the;.lastfew,'years .many who  came here tb engage in'mining and lumbering have tbrowti  dside everything and settled op the bancs'of the lakes and  rivers, and are growing friii't. The climate is excellent, the  la es.and streams never freeze in winter, and the summer is  lovely. Allkindsoffri.it 'grovf in' abundance��� apples, pears,  Cherries, plums', peaches,-grapes and'small fruit's We are  close to good markets, ancl io acres in fruit culture here will  yield #2.500 per year. We are on the direct line to the North--  West Territories, being- much nearer ' than''nny'. other fruit  district, and will always have that market.  We have in  Nelson  an Agricultural Society, a Farmers'  ..Institute and a Fruit Growers' Association, and you will find  on the opposite page a view of ,the. fruit table at ihe Ne'son  Fair of 1904. These are all individual plates from'the different  fruit-growers around Nelson, and were pronounced'by'the  judges to be the best exhibit in' the Province of British  Columbia for last year. ,. Any other'information in reference to  these lands will be cheerfully given. ��� \ :> .- ;../   ���_  ,   IMPROVED FAB MS. * '"      : *' ' "  ���-���1 -5_a_re_-6n' Kootenay River, i mile from station, which  is_  12 miles west of-'Nelson ; 40 acres plowed, 30 acres more partly  cleared,  300  apple trees, 20 acres  in hay land.   .House', aiid  eut-buildings of all kinds.    Fine land and all perfectly  level.  Sandy loamwith-clay'subsoil.    Price, $7,000 Cash,        .'-V-*-...  50 acres  adjoining the above  place, lying  between   the  railway aud the river.' Good fences, 15 acres under cultivation,,  set out  in  fruit trees  of g,ood ' Varieties, 20  acres . more' can  be  plowed first season.    No  better  place  iu   the Kootenay.  Price, $100 per acre. _. ��� :     '  20 acres, 5 of which are cleared and ready to plow, 5-acres  more all cleared except tlie stumps, in good locality on the  river.    Price $50 per acre.  15 acres adjoining the above.-' This land is worth double  the price asked, $35 per acre.  180 acres, 13 miles east of Nelson, on Kootenay Lake.  Railway runs through the property, also boat landing for the  lake steamer ; 9 acres cleared, 50 more almost cleared ; good  sized creek-running through the property, 2'Story frame house  20x24, 10x20; 60 acres cm be set out in fruit trees first  season ;'-excellent location. Price $4,200, or will sell in 40  acre lots at $25 per acre. ������  51 acres on "Slocan River, lying between the railway and  the. river.    Level land, good soil.    Trice $550.  300 acres extra quality, fronting on Slocan River. C. P. R.  ruus through the property, good house and cut-buildings, 10  acres under cultivation, 60 acres nearly cleared, good springs  and plenty of water.    Price, $3,750.  143 acres (known as Roberts' ranch), situated on the lake  shore 3 miles east of Nelson. Good drive along the lake,  shore. 35 acres under cultivation, 5 acres of strawberries, 10,000  raspberry bushes, 200 gooseberry bushes, 150 currant bushes,  30 grape vines, 500 apple trees, 200 peach trees,  100 pear trees, 120 cherry trees, 150 plum trees, 30 rose  bushes, and lilacs in front yard. Large frame house with hot  aud cold water in rooms, bath room, and barn 24 x .20. wagon  and woodshed, 38 x 40, chicken house, pig pens, ice house ;  running stream through the place. Will produce $2,500 this  year.    Price, $8,500.    Half cash, balance ou time,.  I4j_ acre block frouting-fon Kooteuay Lake, "two miles  from Nelson. All gocd land, never failing spring, creek  running through the property. No improvements done on the  place, and can be purchased for $750. This is only half a mile  from the celebrated wine ranch. -The product of two trees on  the wine ranch netted theowue- $40 last summer.  30 acres near Slocan Junction, fronting on Slocan River  and Canadian Pacific Railway. Level land, easily cleared.  Price, $25 per acre.  25 acres excellent land fronting on the railway at Thrums'  $idiag\ Good bearing oicl.ards'bolb aides. Price, ��35 per acre.  ,    30 acres near Nelson  and small  7 acres under cultivation in large  fruits, balance easily cleared ;-5-roo.med. cottage,  woodshed and heii house. Will produce $1,000 at present  time. Product of two cherry trees sold for $40..in j*f9,"H.:  Running water through the place 9II ,the 3'ear round, 40 feef  lake frontage; 10 minutes from street car terminus;.; Pm?*.  $400O. ���.. A%-u;  12-roomed house ar.d' verandah, chicken house and woodshed, running water, 7 acres fronting on lake opposite Nelson,  soilexcellent, creek running down through property. ' Price,  $2,500. .._.."  . i47Hacres, 5 miles.from Nelson, }�� of a mile from railway;  3  acres cleared,   2 acres in" fruit  trees,  good water running  through the place the year.round ; 30 acres can be cleared and  plow'ed at a cost of $15 per  acre.    Price, $900.'    This,is a,  -snap. .-...':.       '���;-.���' ./. ��� -     // '.>> v���".-"'   :;-":v ' v  40 acres, 6 miles east of Nelson along Kootenay Lake ; 3  acres cleared, good log house, level, and plenty of water;  considered one ofthe best- 40-acre .lots-in the.-neighborhood ,  sciioolho'use half- mile .distant, desirable" neighbors.'. Pricei;,  $1500. Terms to. suit.! This is a good buy, arid the adjoining;  40 acres are also for sale at $1000..: This land will sell at $100-  per acre within two years.  LANDS^ QJJL EAST SIDE OP  K^TENAY LAKE:  The following lands are located at or near "the town oi/  Creston, B.C., which is situated ou the east side of Kooteuay^  Lake ,and along the C. P. R. : '���_'���  . Lot 4.; 27 acres, 17 acres cleared, 5 acres of which is  leased to a sawmill for $50 per annum, 10 acres set out with  good nursery stock, consisting of apples, plums, pears, cherries,  prunes and peaches, 700-trees in all; well fenced, only 200  feet from railway station and joining the townsite of Creston.'  Price, $ioo per acre'.:  Lot 8.    40 acres; nice and level, lying along railway, clay  loam, 2 acres partly cleared.    Price, $26 per acreo     ���'_/"      ���"���}  '.:���;��� Lot 9.    25 acres close to  C. P. R.,   % mile from town,  covered with small timber.    Price, $20 per acre.  Lot 13. 14 acres along railway track. Black loam -and:  clay bottom, gently sloping to the south.    Will sell for $200.;  Lot 114. 31 acres on railway, rolling bench and level  land.    Price, $250.  Lot 25. 40 acres level land, clay loam covered with  small timber.    An excellent place ; r mile from depot.    Price,  $700'. A  Lot 19 and 32.    71 acres bench land, clay loam, nice soil.  to work, good spring.    Price, $400. .' ,    . .'  "Lot 22.'  40 acres, rolling ground, two streams of.good water....  and some swamp laud on this place.    Will sell  at a bargain.-  Price $10 per acre.  Lot'2.; 40 acres level land, clay loam covered.with small  timber. % mile from Creston station: water on the rearjof the'  place. This is an excellent place for a good fruit farm, close to  schools, post-office, stores, etc. Price only $700, Will.be.  worth double that amount iu one year, if some' improvements  are dolie on it.    *  160 acres. N.W. ^ section 8, block 812. This quarter  section is covered with timber, has running water all the year  round, good ciay soil, level, ar.d is free from stones; two miles  from.Kootenay^ Lake and six miles' from .Creston, three miles  from Port Hill, a town on the American side. Good neighbors,  and a farm on the next section has grown two crops ot timothy  each year. This and the adjoining quarter section, containing  320 acres in all, can be purchased at$8.50 per acre.       . . :,    _._  S.-W. %. section 9, 160 acres.    Price, $8.50 per acre.  S. E. % section 9. 160 acres. Price, $8.50 per acre^_  This is heavily timbered land, but good soil, heavy clay loam"  and free from stones.  S. E. ^'secliou 17. 160 acres is covered with heavy timber,  two acres partly cleared good land and well ^watered. Price,  $8.50 per acre.  Lot 662. 240 acres, 30 acres under cultivation, 60. acres...  cleared, good house and outbuilding, 3 miles from the village of  Port Hill. 7 miles from Creston.    Price,$5, 600.  ,    ,       "        '   EXPERT TESTIMONY.  The following letter was written by Mr. James Johnstone,  to the ^District Land Agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway at  Nelson, B'. C. : *"   -  " Nelson, Jan. 151I1, 1904.  " De'ar Sir,��� With reference to your request that I should  state my experien ce and give my opinion of the advantages cf  fruit-growing in the Kootenay Lake district, I may say that I  consider the conditions here the most perfect for fruit"culture  on the continent. ,     ..  '��� I have been interested in fruit-growing in various parts  of Canada aud the United States during the past twenty years,  and.until coming-to .Nelson in 1901, I had found the climate of  the Allegheny mountains ot West Virginia, the most suitable  for the production of small fruits.? The shores of Lake Erie  and.Ontario and the valley of tl.e St. Lawrence from Lake  Ontario to Montreal, I considered the. best for-the production of  apples, and the shore of Lake .Ontario'from Niagara to Toronto  I. believed to be the-finest peach1;section in America.  ."���'"���" Fruit.growing in the Kooteiiays is in its infancy, as  mining was the first attraction.- Within the past two years,  however, we have shown that we can produce as fine apples  here as in. any part of Ontario or in the Northern States.  Tele h"e?liTe=als^^  confident ih asserting, that\ Vlie quality of the small fruit  produced, such as. raspberries, currants, gooseberries, straw-,  berries and black : currants, are superior to any produced  elsewhere on this continent ; in fact, the. Southern States, such  as Virginia, Tennessee aud Georgia, will not compare with this  section in the production of these fruits. The quality and size  here is far superior and the yield per acre is at least double  that of anything I ever saw or succeeded in producing during a  ten years' residence in these States.' One average gooseberry  bush in my Nelson garden bears finer fruit and as much of it  as six of my best bushes did. ih West Virginia, and my West  Virginia garden excelled in the production of gooseberries for  that country. I find that I can grow such vegetables as sweet  corn andtomatoes just as well as I'could in Virgi1"1- We can  grow potatoesAb perfection, and the '.Champion of England'  aud ' Ne plus Ultra' peas reach a height of eight feet in. my  garden. I have not found irrigation necessary, and this adds  much t6 the superior quality of all our fruit.  : '* From a commercial standpoint, the Kootenay Lake fruit-  .grower'has a great natural advantage. The prosperous mining  towns in his:roidst give him a good local market, aiid this is  the'nearest fruit disirict to the Northwest territories and- Mani-  tobaj where 'the finest grain is produced, but where fruit cannot  be grown to* advantage. The transportation-.companies are  willing to assis,t the fruit-growers' association at all times to  place the fruit in the consumers' hands in. the best possible  condition. The fruit-grower will find here an ideal home.' The  climate, as yqu know, is perfect, the soil, very rich' and pro-'  ductive, andtfee market the best. He will be surrounded, by  beautiful scenery, aiid the shooting and fishing is the best to  be found anywhere, . I haye.no land- to sell or other axe to  grind, but simply state facts as I have found them. During  my professional career as a railway construction engineer, and  mine manager, I have had occasion to live in many sections of  this continent, and have traveled many times from the Atlantic  to the Pacific and from Florida to the Far North.. Whether I  have been in Europe or America I have always had my garden,  aud fruit-growing has been my hobby, but nowhere in my experience have I bad such splendid results as in my garden and  orchard in Nelson. After leaving my Scotch University, and  before I bad seen British Columbia, I visited Great Britain  twelve times, and was always sorry to leave her . shores, and  thought my native land the best place to live in when surrounded by wealth *ud connection. I still enjoy a pleasant  visit there; but British Columbia will inthe future be my home  iu poverty or wealth. Yours very truly,  >- ;.;:}  Jas. Johnstone,  President Nelson Agricultural and-industrial Ass'n.  Bag  !l=H��  The following letter, written by-the President of the  Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association, speaks for itself:  " Nelson, January 16, 1905.  ' "Hon. J. H..Turner, Agent-General for British Columbia,  London���Dear Sir : The undersigned have been appointed by  the Nelson Boaid of Trade to bring: to your notice the great  opportunities which lhe Kootenras afford for fruit growing.  Until within the pasl two ye-.'is the Nelson distiict was  considered a mining section only. An Agricultural Association  was .formed, however, and- at our exhibition oi fruit last  September the-local fruits,- such- as apples and pears, proved  superior to the exhibit sent from lhe well known Okanagan  district. Eighteen months ago Mr. Honsberger,- oue of the  most energetic and well informed fruit ranchers in the Okanagan  came here and, after inspecting local orchards, he staled that he  believed the Nelson district would produce the finest quality of  fruit in British Columbia. As a proof of his opinion he.  purchased several hundred acres of land which he has improved  and planted in fruit trees. This gentleman brought a large  exhibit from his Okanagan orchard co the Nelson fair aud stated  that he was really ashamed to place his fruit beside the local  fruit.   - -    . ��� '  "The  British Columbia Fruit Grower's Association held"  its annual meeting at Nelson last year and the officers impressed  upon us the great valtuFc. having a"m"aTrcc^iTrglimoiTg"us"lik;e���  Mr. Honsberger, whom they consideied one of the best fru.it  men in British Columbia.  "-Professor Mills, of Guelph Agricultural College', was  delighted with what he saw here-last fall ancl stated that nowhere  had he ever'seen finer fruit. He believed that we produced  fruit of a quality unexcelled even iu lhe famous Niagara district  of Ontario. We send under separate cover a photograph of the  'fruit tables of Nelson Fair, 1904, and we trust lhat you will in  future recommend oux. disirict as a field for the Biitish fruit  growers. The district has g^reat natuial advantages, water is  abundant for irrigation, our beautiful lake being fed by  innumerable streams.        ._ ���  "After the young trees have been planted two years no  irrigation is heeded aiid this .insures a'superior fruit in both  flavor and shipping quality. '-..  ^ ��� ���'" We are the, nearest'. fruit-growing section to the great  Northwest Territories and Manitoba whcie, owing tc climatic  conditions, fruit cannot be grown and \vhere a large,;growing  market" With the highest prices, will always be ours, Nelson  strawberries bringing the highest price in Winnipeg. '  ; " As to the production of small fruits, such as strawberries,.'  raspberries, currants and gooseberries, it is evident tl--.it, in  abundance of production cur climate excels all olheis. All  fruit-growers who have had experience in'Ontario, New York,  VirginiaAr the-Southern Slates and also in Europe, 'assert that  the- production per plant or bush here is far" in excess of- any  country in their .experience. As an illustration of lhe rapid  growth of this industry practically all the fruit consumed in-  Nelson three years ago came from .-ithe State of Washington'.  Last year the local growers shipped "out stravyberries alone to  the-amount of about $8oco and marketed a magnificent crop of  apples, pears, cherries, plums and other fruits. Several varieties  of fruits, such as the Royal Arm cherry, which'do not succeed  elsewhere except un'derJ. specially favorable conditions;,of soil  aud dims te are grown;here to perfection. Tomatoes, corn and  grapes are produced here equal-to any in the Southern States  and, as you know, the climate here is most perfect to live in at  all seasons of the j-ear. A large amount of available laud can  be found all along the lake shore and intending settlers can  purchase partly improved land- at prices varying, from $15  upwards per acre, or unimproved land at much lower prices.  The lake shore fruit-grower has a great advantage, the  daily-steamers taking, his fruit direct from .the orchard to  the market, without having to be.carried over rough and dusty  roads.  ���   '^Trusting that this in formation.may lead to your inducing '  desirable parties to come to our section."


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