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The Nelson Tribune 1903-05-16

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 ./':  ,s*  -xj~i A.-  Saturday Afternoon, May   16," 1903  INVESTIGATION BY COLUMBIA & WESTERN COMMITTEE DRAGS ITS WEARY WAY ALONG  THE TESTIMONY OF THE CHIEF'COMMISSIONER OF LANDS AND WORKS IS NOT SHAKEN UNDER GROSS-EXAMINATION  The Columbia & Western special committee met ou Monday. The morning  session was taken up by a discussion as to  ���whether B. P. Davis, K. 0. should be permitted to cross examine Mr. Wells, it was  decided that ho should. G. McL. Brown,  who was formerly the executive agent of  tho O. P. R., gave evidence before the  commission inquiring into tho East Kootenay land scandal today to the effect that  he had pressed W. O. Wells, commissioner  of lands and works, for delivery of the  grants of land in Southeast Kootenay, as  well as Messrs Dunsmuir aud Eberts, but  tho grants wero withhold. He considered  that the C. P. R. was entitled to the land  for building the Columbia & Western.  Wells is alone responsible for the uon-de-  delivery of the grants, ho said. There  was no question whatever but that it was  he who stood between the province and  the railway company/and prevented the  completion of the transaction. While in  Montreal he had had a conversation and  had been inf orrned by sir Thomas Shaughuessy that Mr. Wells,had delivered the  patents for all these lands except blocks  4593 and 4594, which he had consented to  have Mr. Wells bring back to Victoria.  Mr. McCaul-objected to thc reception of  such'secondary evidence. It should not  go down in tlie notes, nor go out to tho  public.  Finally it was put that from the tonor  of sir Thomas Shanghnessy's statement  he had expected to receive the grants from  Mr. Wells. The chief commissioner liad  said that "it would-be all right." The  same assurance had been recoived from  the other members of the government.  The government at that day consisted of  Messrs. Dunsmuir, Eberts, Prentice aud  ��� -Weils.--".- .y-.^' :,-.,.;;,::  "Is that all?'? said Mi-. Helmcken. "We  would be inclined to think you were an  important member of, the- government.  ; He could not say by whom tho bill of  1903 was drafted, he did .not remember  giving it to the deputy attorney general or  taking it to the king's printer. Wheu  pressed by Mr. Duff, Mr. Brown said he  had drafted the bill himself. It'was a  most important bill removing all difficulties as to these vexatious subsidy matters.  He had no explanations to off er as to the  varied phraseology.enlarging tho selection  powers:and transferring,,them,.from, the  company to the government. The best  explanation he could give was that lie  could remember nothing about the matter.  Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of  the Canadian Pacific railway, wired C.  W. D. Clifford, chairman of the committee, that he will be present for examination on Monday next.  Oh Tuesday Mr. Brown was again before the committee and after discussion  Mr. Duff was allowed to re-examine him.  He (Brown) did not remember when he  had learned of the determination of the  government to withdraw the bill of 1902.  He had probably asked for an explanation.  He uo doubt haJd asked all. the ministers  for reasons for the withdrawal. The general explanation was given, that the hill  would not pass the house. He could not  recall any circumstances in connection  with these interviews* He did not remember any reason being given him by  Mr. Wells, or Mr. Eberts, or colonel Prior  or Mr. Prentice. Coming back to the recent conversation with Mr. Oliver, wit-  ness had no recollection of having given  ~"Mrr01iveFany statement a-Wthe'grbunds  upon winch the government excused at  the time the withdrawal of the bill. He  did not remember having said to Mr. Oliver that the bill had been withdrawn "because certain members of the government  or the house refused to support it, unless  they received somo personal consideration.  Nothing of tho land could have been said.  If Mr. Oliver stated that witness had said  this or something of the kind, Mr. Oliver  was mistaken. Such a conversation did  not occur at all. He had never spoken to  any of the private members of the house  in connection with this matter. He dealt  with tho government and left all minor  matters of detail with the government.  He had never told anyone special reasons  for tho withdrawal of bill No. 87. Ho had  never told sir Thomas Shaughuessy. He  had had correspondence with sir Thomas  as to the withdrawal of tho bill. This  correspondence he had not brought with  him. He had not thought it necessary.  The correspondence was not hero and  could not be got.  Mr. Oliver was called to the stand, and  examined by Mr. Duff. He had heard  the questions put to Mr. Brown and Mi*.  Brown's answers. He had had a conversation with Mi*. Brown, on or about the  21st of April ultimo, before he (Brown)  was examined before the committee. He  had met Mr. Brown at the boat and had  walked up with him to the hotel, discussing Columbia & Western matters. He  had seen Mr. Brown again before his examination. Brown had made a statement  to him in conversation with respect to the  withdrawal of bill No. 87. He (Oliver)  had asked Mr. Brown the question as to  what reason the government had given at  the time for the withdrawal-of bill No. 87.  In the course of the discussion Mr. Brown  had said that several of the supporters of  the government had refused to support  the bill unless there was something in it  for them. This was not Brown's own  version of the situation but Brown's statement of tho governments explanation ot  why the bill had been withdrawn. Witness was positively clear on tins point.  In tho afternoon the Hoh. 0. W. Wells  >vas cross-examined by Mi*. Davis. He  denied that the grants were actually delivered in Montreal to Oswald, secretary  of the Columbia and Western railway,  that they were deposited in the vault at  C. P. R. headquarters, ahd that they were  returned to him the following morning so  them to Shaugh-  cabinet vacancies  to Victoria and return  nessy, when certain  wero filled.  He maintained they had never left the  Windsor hotel. :The statement that, they  had is wholly false, aud merely an incident in "a great put up job."  He certainly had not asked to havo these  grants given back, a two year old child  would scarcely bo so foolish as to suggest  such a thing, if once delivery had been  made. Those deeds never left the Windsor hotel, he was quite sure of that. The  principal reason for the. cancellation of  tho grants was the f allure of the negotiations for the building of tho Midway-  Spouse's Bridge line.  On Wednesday Mr. Wells was on the  stand all day, but the extremely hard  cross-examination to which lie was subjected failed to shake his testimony in  any particular. He said that D. M. Eberts, the attorney general, had pressed  him to deliver the grants for the two  blocks of land to the O. P. R; on his return from Montreal. Wells: then said  "If the grants were'delivered the government would have togo." Ebertsreplied:  ',Let us go then.". Wells' evidence implied that the attorney general was at the  bottom of the affair. ' This completed  Wells'evidence, y .  On Thursday the committee^ had the  Hou. D. M. Eberts, attorney general beforo them.   He was subjected to a searching examination by Mr. Duff.   Mr. Eberts denied that Dunsmuir had said to.  him referring to the witness' jenquiry as  to why the patehts_ had not been delivered  "You know the reason why."   He did  not remember being referred to Wells for  an explanation.   He was positivo no such  conversation as Dimsmuir had related had  ever occurred. Subsequently when Brown  was present Dimsmuir had related the  Taylor incident, as Wells had described it  and asked Brown to deny its truth.   He  could not explain how Brown was supposed to be able to deny what had transpired between Taylor and Wells iu Montreal.   Dunsmuir had uot suggested that  he (Eberts) and Brown were mixed up hi  the affair. - Witness had not been notified  of the meeting*' of the executive held in  Wells'office, at which the cancellation  order was passed.   He had gone to the  lands aud works office and found a meeting in progress.   Ho at once went in and  Dunsnmir turning to Wells said, "Now*  tell Eberts what yon told me."   The witness was commencing to tell the story,  when Helmcken told him he had no right  to disclose cabinet secrets.   A lengthy ar-^  ��� gun_ent followed..' It finally "autie^'irir  that Eberts had told his partner,  Taylor,,  of the attempted Dribery in Montreal as  related by Wells.   It came out that Eberts name was on the back of the description of the land, to be embodied .in the  since cancelled grants.   Eberts' examination was not concluded when the committee rose.  On Friday the examination of attorney  general Eberts wat continued, he was on  the stand all day. He had told Taylor  what Wells said at the executive meeting,  which was to the effect that Taylor, had  offered Wells 80,000 acres in the land company, if he would deliver the grants to  the Canadian Pacific railway company.  Eberts was cross-examined by Wells'  counsel during which it came out that in  the opinion of the attorney general the  Canadian Pacific railway company had a  good case against the province in connection with the non-delivery of the grants,  if the courts were appealed to.  the subject. So loug as peoplo in this  country conduct themselves as reputable  citizens it does not niakc any difference  where they come from. It is immaterial  whether some Englishmen speak with a  drawl or whether some of our friends  from the United States speak through  their noses, or Canadians adopt the middle course and do neither the one nor the  other���so we will dismiss the matter from  our minds." Judgment was entered for  the plaintiff.  The celebrated case of Clark vs. Collom  was settled this week. Clark asked for  80-000 shares iu tho' Arlington as his payment for assisting in making the sale of  the property to the present owners. After  being in the courts for nearly throe years  the trial was finally set for Tuesday last  at Rossland. Before the case came'up,  however, the lawyers made a settlement,  the defendant paying $2000 covering the  plaintiff's costs, defendant paying his own  costs. This is tho case that W. McAdams  -commented, on iu the Sandon Paystreak,  his remarks resulting in his spending a  short time in the jail at Victoria for contempt of court. ���'���'���'���'* "'..'.,-���  MET Aimy/*^  The provincial legislature met on Monday last. His honor the lieutenant-governor assented to*the following private  bills, which had passed their third readings:  An Act to Amend the Vernon & Nolson  Telephone Co., 1901.  An Act to Incorporate thc Kootenay,  Cariboo & Pacific Railway Co.  An Act to Incorporate the Adam River  Railway Co.  Aii Act to Incorporate the" Morrissey,  Fernie & Michel Railway Co.  An Act to Amend the Pacific Northern  & Omineca Railway Act.  An Act to Amend the Pacific Northern  & Eastern Railway Co.  . An Act to Incorporate tho  Flathead  Valley Railway Co.  An Act to Incorporate tho Quatsino  Railway Co.  ��� An Act to Incorporate the British Columbia Northern- & Mackenzie Valley  ���Railroad. ���  Au Act to Amend the Land Act.  An Act to Incorporate the Port Simpson  General Hospital.  Mr. Curtis asked if the government had  decided what would- be done regarding  prospecting,in block 4593, now that bill.  -No: 16" had been assented* to.-~ " ,  ��� Premier Prior declined to answer the  question, and asked for an adjournment  until the 20th iust.  After questions standing on the order  paper liad been answered the house adjourned.        ASSIZES AT NELSON,  Victoria, Saturday, 12:20p.m.���[Special  -to-Tm-TRiBUNE.���Thcinvestigating-coin-  mittee resumed its sitting this morning  with attorney general Eberts on the witness stand. This is the third day and  only one of the four lawyers who will examine hhn is through. The investigation is tiresome and more or less farcical.  No more is known now than was known  wheu tho legislature adjourned two weeks  ago. Shaughuessy will be hereon Monday  night. Judging by his utterances whieli  are freely distributed by the Associated  Press, he will endeavor to make it appear  that the crown grants for the two blocks,  in Kootenay were actually delivered, and  their cancellation afterwards was a gross  breach of faith on the part of British Columbia. The general opinion is hero that  Wells saved the laud to the provinco and  the effort to make him the scapegoat wil  fail. It is also the opinion that tho lieutenant governor will dismiss the government immediately the present session is  over and dissolve the legislature.  JUSTICE MARTIN AT ROSSLAND,  Mr. justice Martin held supreme court  sittings at Rossland this week. The most  interesting case was that of Gerald V.  Hopkins against the War Eagle and''Centre Star Co., for wrongful dismissal, Hopkins asking $2000 damages for alleged  wrongful dismissal. The defence was  that complainant was incompetent and  disobedient. There Avere a number of  witnesses,- judge Forin being one for the  plaintiff and after occupying the time of  the court for two days the jury brought  in a verdict for the plaintiff. Damages  $1600. The chief trouble seoms to have  been the plaintiff's English drawl, which  prejudiced some of the witnesses and possibly manager Kirby against him. In  summing up the case Mr. justice Martin  said: "There is a circumstance which is  in ouo way a small due, but might be  magnified into something greater. It has  been spoken of as an onslaught on the  plaintiff. I have reference to the remark  of one witness that ho could not do justice to Mr. Hopkins' drawl; you were  told that there wore a large number of  people who wero prejudiced. That is  something that you and I will dismiss  from our consideration in this  The following cases are set for trial at  the assizes at Nelson commencing on  Monday next, which will be presided over  ���by Mr. justice Martin.  The case against J. Burt Morgan for  criminally libelling R. T. Daniels of Rossland will be proceeded with by private  prosecution.  Criminal list: Wing Wo, D. C. Ray,  murder; Walter Willis, wounding with  intent to murder; Andrew Baleek Palko,  wounding with intent to murder; J. Bur-  bridge, fraud; W. Moodie, C. Jagger,  stealing; A. Patterson et al, J. T. Davis,  nnlawfiilassembly.  I'CULTULeu IjU 111111 ion- iuhuwiiik mum-uig bu     uvui u.ui uuuisiuuTtluuu xix una  matter.     I  that he might take them back with hhn j feel almost ashamed to have to allude to  The list of civil cases to he disposed of  by the same judge after the criminal cases  are heard includes: Keslervs. Bull River  Mining company, motion for judgment  and foreclosure; Farrelys. C. P. R. action for trespass aud damage to property;  Mageevs. Brock, for profits on sale of  stock; Briggs vs. Fleutot, for interests in  mineral claims; Kingswell vs C. N. P. C.  Co., for damages for injuries received;  Balfour vs. Ingram et al, to set aside chat-  tie mortgago; Sandberg vs. Ferguson, to  adverse mineral claim *, British Lion Gold  Mining company vs. Creamer, also  Creamer vs. British Lion Gold Mining  company, to adverse mineral claims.  MINING NOTES,  Wild Horso creek placer mining companies aro preparing for extensive operations this year.  Tho machinery of the Laborer's Co-Operative Mining Company at Golden is to  to be installed at once and a trial ran of  tho smelter is expected shortly.  T. G. Smith and W. B. Averill of New  York are at Slocan crossing examining tho  Hungry Man property..  Al. Teeter and his partner struck the  ledge on the Combination on Springer  creek this week. Thoy have a big ledgo  40 feet in width and havo now got tho ore  at tliree levels.  Several men are employed at the Ottawa, they are driving No. 4 tunnel and  expect to cut the ledge at another 200 feet.  The vein will then have 500 feet in depth  from the surface.  The Royston Gold Mines, Limited aro  going to commence ground-sluicing on  Monday on their properties on Morning  mountain.  Superintendent Gracey of the Athabasca-Venus mine has confirmed the report  that a good strike has been made at the  end of No. 1 tunnel.  A rich strike is reported on tlie Josie  mine, the rich Anuio vein having been  struck in the 700-foot level by the diamond  drill. It is now predicted that profitable  dividends aro assured tlie LoRoi No. 2 for  several years.  A strike was made this week on thc  Lucky Boy thero is said to be  foiu- feet of shippiug ore.   G. W. Stead,  who is managing the property, has now  ready for shipment about 60 tons of ore  which will run $200 to the ton, besides a  quantity of second class ore which will  run about $40 to the ton. The uew strike  is grey copper and.carbonates and as high  as 1500 ounces silver to the ton has been  got.    .y V'���';;.".  The Ptarmigan mines iu the Winder-  mers district havie a double Bleichert  tramway on the ground, it is 8000 feet in  length, and will be erected as soon as the  snow is off the ground. They have  worked 30 men all winter, and intend installing an electric plant on Horse Thief  creek.;,,;' ������-'���'���-.  Work on McCullough creek has been  started, J. D. Sibbald of' Revelstoke having gone up this week. The company he  represents owns the , Ophir and Last  Chance properties.- yVery course gold was  got from these claihis and some fail* sized  nuggets, which were- exhibited at the  World's Fair in Chicago in 1893.  The Rev. Canon : Drummond, vicar of  Beyhe Hill, Maidenhead, in- his parish  magazine for thisy month says: '<The  devil seems, to have ibeeh administering  doses of sleeping powders to many, ���which  produces lethargy,'indifference, procrastination, self-indulgence, numbness and  also that peculiar disease', morbus Sabbati-  cus, which recurs 'weekly, on Sundays  only, and produces an incapacity for worship ahd a weakness of the lower limbs,  preventing attendance at church? Beware  of these subtle symptoms."  NELSON CITY COUNCIL,  Tho mayor and all tho aldermen were  prosent at the council meeting ou Monday  last.  The public works committee recommended the laying of sidewalks on Kootenay and Victoria streets, but vetoed the  bridge on Mill street. They recommended that uo lease be given O. E. Miller of land on the waterfront between the  eity wharf and Astleys boat house, as it  would not leave room for the Canadian  Pacific boats at high/water.  The chief of police irepor ted that 54 persons were residing iri the shacks along the.  water front, he also gave the occupation,  number of children, i and other informa-  tion.abqut.the^hackers,^_._iiw^ ^r  A. LaFrance appeared before*the "covin'-'  oil, on his own behalf and also at .the request of other shackers. ��� He made an appeal that they should be allowed to stay  where they were, on- paying rent to the  city, and asked the following questions of  the council: Have squatters on govern-  ernment land no right to same through  priority of possession? 2.���-Has it been  satisfactorily established that the welfare  of the city, or of the shackers, require  that the latter should be summarily removed?. 3.���Is there any possibility of  the land occupied by the shackers being  required by the city for other purposes for  some time to come?  The mayor said that the question had  been thoroughly discussed on several occasions by the council and they: were  unanimously in favor of the squatters being ordered to leave the land in question.  He would like the aldermen to again express" themselveToff the'matter,  one of the unpleasant duties which aldermen had to put up with. Ho was present  at the fire and although he did not pretend to be an expert fireman he thought  it was badly managed. The expressions  of opinion he heard were very humiliating.  Alderman Irving thought that the bystanders had .interfered unnecessarily, all  kinds of directions -were shouted to the  firemen causing confusion aud mistakes.  Alderman Bird thought the fire had  been mismanaged. It was a disgrace to  the city of Nelson the Way it had been  handled and showed nothing but incompetence. He had heard nothing but universal condemnation of the work done at  this fire.     ..-".-.  Alderman Irving thought there should  have been extension ladders so that the  hien could have got oh the roof.  Chief Lillie said, that the building iu  question had studding ruuiiiug up froni  the ground to, the roof, without stops at  any of the floors. Wheu the fire started  it had5 immediately burned through the  wall from a room, and had been drawn  up to the attic. While there was but little flame showing outside there had been  several places where it had been spreading  rapidly within and which had to be'attended to. Bystanders outside could not  see this work in progress aud naturally  criticized.  The mayor said he had uot seeu thc  last two fires but at the sawmill fire he  heard nothiug but favorable reports of the  firemens' work.  Aldermen Selous and Bird both gladly  bore testimony to what the mayor had  said regarding the firo at the sawmill.  Alderman Hamilton said it should be  compulsory, to have stops between the  studding on each floor.  After some discussion, on motion of  alderman Hamilton, seconded b}*- alderman Irving, it was decided that ii building bylaw should be brought in.   .  There was a discussion as to the cost of  installing a fire alarm system.  Chief Lillie said 10 boxes could be put  iu for $2500, which would be sufficient for  the whole city.  Alderman Irviug thought it could be  put iu for less if the firo brigade did the  work. He understood Rossland installed  their system for about $1500. The special  mechanism was very expensive, the boxes  costing $75 each aud the mechanism for  tlie bell $400. Cheaper arrangements  could be got but they were unsatisfactory.  Referred to the fire water and light committee.  " '-"Alottcr from Hugh'D. Giluiour'of Vancouver, was read and referred to the finance committee.  . Bylaw No. 127 to regulate tho early  closing of stores in the city was read a  first and second time and on motion of  alderman Kirkpatriek, seconded by alderman Gilker, comes up for approval at the  next meeting.  Bylaw No. 128, regulating the citygeometry, was read a first and second time aud  ou motion of alderman Hamilton, seconded  by alderman Gilker, comes up for final  approval at the next meeting of the council. _  workmen. A man named White was arrested on suspicion of having started the  blaze. He was seen at the yards just before the fire broke out, having just been  released on a ticket-of-leave, he was serving a ten years' sentenco for incendiarism.' ". .'-'..:.:'  " An accurate list of the fire loss places  the amount at $400,000 with'insurance of  $250,000.   '."'-''���������'  Eight hundred and seventy-five persons  were rendered; homeless. A reliof committee was appointed by tho city council.  BRIDGE WHIST CONTINUED,  m  BOARD OF TRADE MEETING,  Alderman Hamilton said it had been decided by former councils that it was advisable that the water front bo cleared,  and this council was strongly of the same  opinion, and action should be taken at  once. ' There was nothing to be gained by  delay.  Alderman Irving said the council liad  unanimously decided on the matter, and  he saw no reason for opening up the.subject ugain.  Alderman Kirkpatriek said he thought  it was more a question of public health  than any other as ho thought there was  danger in using the lake water. Ho was  strongly in favor of tho removal.  Alderman Selous asked Mr. LaFrance  if he used lake water. Mr. LaFrance  said no, he used city water whicli ho got  . either at Griffin & Co.'s or thc sawmill.  Aldermau Selous said both those institutions were liable under the city charter to  a fine of $50. When people see they can  got everything free by living at the water  front, the example of the prosent squatters  would be very largely followed, and should  we allow them to remain it would be a  very unwise proceeding.  Alderman Gilker said "I agree with the  other aldermen. It is best to deal with  the matter now rather than later.  Alderman Bird agreed that the removal  should take place at once with the exception of the two cases mentioned by the  chief of police.  The mayor���Mr. LaFrance thc council  has decided tho water front shall be  cleared.  The trustees of St. Paul's church wroto  asking that their electric light rates should  be reduced. Referred to the fire, water  and light committee.  A petition for the opening up of a lane  from Park to Cedar street was referred to  tho board of works.  Frank Tamblyn announced the closing  of tho Nelson Wine Co. and asked that  the balance of his liceuso for the rest of  the term be refunded him. After some  discussion as to whether this would form  a precedent, it was referred to the board  of license commissioners.  Chief Lillie wroto the council saying thc  alarms sent in over tho telephone when  there was a fire, wrs most unsatisfactory  and recommended a fire alarm system be  installed. Referred to the fire, water and  light committee.  Alderman Selous said he hated to bring  this matter forward, but he felt it was  The Nelson Board of Trade held the  regular monthly meeting on Wednesday  evening. President J. M. Lay was in the  chair, and there was a good attendance of  the members: The minutes of the last  meeting were read and adopted. It was  proposed by Fj-ed Starkey and seconded  "b^TrGT'ProlMrWd'cmTiedW^  "That the Nelson board of. trade unanimously endorse the resolution passed at  the citizens meeting on May 4th, regarding a bonus on lead, and that a copy bo  forwarded by wire to W. A. Galliher, M.  P., and to the minister of finance."  E. Ranmielmeyer wrote asking the board  to take some action towards inducing tlie  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company to  extend its lino from Nelson to Ymir, Erie,  Salmo and other neighboring camps and  mines. After discussion the president  and vice-president were appointed a committee to interview the telephone company on the subject.  W. A. Galliher, M. P., wrote that the  postoffice department had not yet taken  any stops towards the establishment of a  mail sen-ice between Nelson and tho Lardeau district via Kootenay lake; as soon  as action was taken he would communicate with tho board. The secretary was  instructed to write Mr. Gallihor asking if  anything liad been done towards establishing a daily mail service over tho  Crow's Nest, and also to write to the  boards of trade of the towns-along tho  Crow's Nest road, asking them to take  the matter up.  The Kootenay River Lumber Company  was elected to membership.  On motion the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company was asked to place a telephone at the disposal of the board.  BAD FIRE IN OTTAWA,  The next thing, to bo considered  Bridge whist is tho making of the trump.  The great-principle to be kept in mind is  that the make which will be right in the  majority of cases, should be made in all  cases. No one can pick out the best make  every timo.  The element-of passing is the most difficult for tlie beginner,'if he wero compelled to make thc trump from his own  hand it would be much easier. It is impossible to lay down rules which will enable a person to select the best make on  every hand, but a few general-principles  will be founcl_following, which will win  if consistently carried out, although dis-  nuil failure may result in some cases.  Iu considering the make, notice must bo  taken of the strength of the hand; thc  score aud the honors in one suit. Four  aces and three kings make a no rruniper,  no matter how the score stands. When  it is a question of simply winning or losing the odd trick, the honor column must  bo considered, as you can afford to risk  losing the odd trick if you arc certain of  adding from four to nine times the number of points iu tho honor column.  The hand should always bo made a no-  trumper* with four aces, no matter how  thc score stands. With three aces the  hand should be a no-trumper unless very  stroug.in the red suits, or when the score  stands so that you can certainly make tho  game by declaring a trump. It is foolish  to risk a no-trumper when-by declaring  a trump you are certain of winning the,  game. With two aces and protection pi  .a'third-suit,, such "as K., Q, aiid" two other,'  K., J. and two others, or Q.*., J., 10, the  make should be no trump, even if the  fourth suit is very weak or entirely missing. In making a no-trumper on two  aces, it is a safer make if neither of the  aces is alone, so _hat the ace cannot bo  forced out of your hand the first round.  Somotimes it is very important to be  able to pass ouo or two rounds of an adverse suit by holding up the ace.  Tho principal exeception to making no  trump with three aces is, when you have  a hand strong enough to make game with  a declared trump, and at no trumps have  a weak suit you are afraid of.  Wanting only eight points to win, and  holding seven clubs to the ace, two other  aces, and a missing suit, it is foolish to  .risk   a no-trumper when two tricks in  clubs wins the game.  To make a no truniper without- an ace,  a player should have a phenomenal hand  in court cards, and the only time such a  marke would be justifiable would be with  both black suits long and both red suits  protected and the score such that it was  "impossible=to'-��'iifthe=game=:with;=a=bhick=  trump. The beginner should nevej^^iake  it no trump without au ace.  Never risk a no-trumper ���with two miss-  iug suits, (a missing suit is one iu which  you cannot possibly take a trick,) unless  you have six or seven tricks in your hand  and are trusting your partner to stop one  suit out.  The following is a {pod no-trumper  even with two missing suits: five  cards to the A. K. Q. in oue suit,  and four.,-to thc A. K. in another, tho  longer always being a black suit, and the  four card suit either black or red. Unless  your, partner has all low cards and cannot  win a trick in either of the other suits,  you must get in and make all the tricks  in your own hand and uny the dummy  has got. Without such strength as this,  you should never mako it- no .trumps with  two missing suits. Perhaps the only  when  a  no-trumpcr is justifiable  time  with two missing suits is when the enemy  are twenty-eight to love, or a "very small  score, anel it is the only chance to win the  game.  NELSON WRITTEN ABOUT.  was made, and this was shortly followed  by the staking of the Silver.King and  other well-known mines. Then followed  the usual influx of minors prospectors and  storekeepers, and in 1889- the provincial  government laid out the present townsite.  Iii the following year the Canadian Pacific Railway Company built the branch  line to the Columbia river at Robson, and  thus opened im easier means of communication ���with their main line at Revelstoke. ������  Banks were established and the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard 'railway, connecting this  city with Spokane, was completed iu 1892  and Nelson was in direct communication  ���with the rest of the world.  Then followed a period of building np  thc city and of commercial prosperity, to  be succeeded, for iv year or two by a time  of quietness.. In 189G-7 the excitement  arising from the boom, in Rossland, the  working of several mines iu thc immediate neighborhood, gave a great impetus to  Nelson, and building operations went on  rapidly. Stone and brick buildings were  erected, which -will compare favorably  with those of much larger cities,. and  were immediately occupied by merchants  and business and professional men, alive  to the growing importance of the place.  In 1897 Nelson was incorporated, and as  a city continued to make substantial pro- '  gress. Its mayors' aud councils .have always recognized the advantage of public  control of public utilities, as evidenced in ���  tho waterworks and electric plants, and  the charters given for the gas works and  tramway system.  At the last census Nelson wras given  with a population of 5,549, but as this did  not include the residents of Fairview and '  , other suburbs outside the city limits, the  number would probably be found to bo  over 6,000. ,  Nelson has many important institutions."  Four of the principal chartered banks of  Canada are represented here. The Bank <  of Montreal, tho Canadian Bank of Commerce, the'Imperial Bank and the Royal  Bank each has a branch. sf,i  No less than seven churches, a splendid-,-  ly equipped and well managed hospital, a  public library'; the -large convent school '  and the public and high school buildings  speak for the religious, philanthropic and *  educational advantages that Nelson possesses.  With its macadamized streets, its well-  paved sidewalks, some 14 miles length'in  all, its nearly 12 miles of water-mains, -^  . and its 8 miles of,sewers, its gas and^elec-^-w^^g1  trie, light system, Nelson is a~towntHat~*/:?*tr'_ft  has.a-solidity and permanency,about,it.*-;'-;..^  that -strikes the observant strangeris 'J-'-iA.-s  glance.-  The> large" number of wholesale houses  established here and the excellent facilities for transport, both by rail and water  to all parts of the Kootenays, assist in  maintaining a brisk and increasing wholesale trade.  The retail stores of Nelson are many  aud well stocked and ho would be fastidious indeed who could uot obtain here  almost any thing-hewanted.  The Hudson's Bay Company, although  this was not one of the trading posts of  that "ancient and honorable" company,  has one of its modern establishments here.  Many of the largest and best known corporations have, their offices for British  Columbia in this city, as for instance the  London & British Columbia Gold Fields  Company, Whitewater Mines Company,  Ymir Mining Company, Athabasca Gold  Mining Company, Poorman Gold Mining  Company, Duncan United Mines and  many others.  Nelson is also the headquarters of the  district  for the provincial government.  =Here'are,ithc"courirhouserthe registry~bf-~  t   ���  On Sunday last about 4 o'clock iu the  afternoon a fire started in Booth's lumber  yards, Ottawa. It burned until 9 :!J0 p.m.  destroying 175 houses nnd 10,000,000 feet  of lumber. The break-down in the city  pump house, which required 40 minutes  to repair, and a heavy wind from tlio  south gave the flumes a groat start. Thc  blaze worked its way over to Curling avenue and swept up street after street until  it reached the high bluff which begius at  the foot of Division and Albert streets.  The area burned was over 75 acres and  comprised much of the same district a.s  was destroyed in tho big firo of 1900.  At one timo it seemed likely the whole  upper portion of the city would burn.  Most of the buildings burned were small  brick and fraiuo buildings, occupied by  The following is part of the description  of Nelson taken from tho illustrated pamphlet issued by the Tourist Association of  Kootenay and now ready for distribution.  There is a mistake in the second paragraph, it was in I8S8 that A. S. Farwsll  laid out part of thc townsite of Nelson for  the provincial government, and G. M.  Sproat held an auction sale of Nelson lots  in October, 1888. E. K. Beeston, the  secretary, has tho pamphlets for distribution, und they will be placed in the stores  and hotels:  Nelson, a miniug town in the Kootenays,  so says tho directory, and most people at  once picture a place black and grimy, and  ouo to bo avoided. Not so is Nelson,  however, but instead, a beautiful city,  pleasantly situated on the west arm of  Kootenay lake. Thu ground ou which it  is built rises gradually from tho water  level. The houses aro well built, with  beautiful gardens with magnificent views  of mountain rising above mountain, and  in the distanco the snow-capped glacier.  It Wins only in 1S80 that the first great  discovery of minerals in the neighborhood  fice.the gold coimnissioncrand'government  agent's oflice, tho provincial jail aud provincial police office. It is the judicial  centre for the Kootenay district and has  a resident local judge of the county court.  The Canadian Pacific railway company  has a large establishment, and in its yard's  arc somo six miles of tracks, often filled  to their utmost capacity. It has repairing shops and tho offices of the local superintendent nnd other officials.  Thc hotel ^accommodations of Nelson  aro excellent; the Hume, tho Phair and  the Queen's are first-class hotels, aud  there aro a dozen or more others, all good  and comfortable, where cheaper rates can  lie obtained.  In amusements and means of entertainment Nelson is well supplied. A social  club with sonic 150 members, nn opera  house seating about 700: musical and op-,  eratic societies, gun, lawn tennis, cricket,  lacrosse and other sporting and athletic  associations nre to be found.  Last, but not least of these, is thc Nelson Boat Club, a well patronized institution. Its new boat house, just completed  . at a cost of $5000, is a favorite rendezvous  on the water. The annual regatta of thc  Northern Pacific Amateur Oarsmen's Association was held here in 1902, when  crews fjoni Portland, Vaucouvor and Victoria competed with Nelson and the opinion expressed-by the visitors was that, the  course was the best they had rowed oyer.  Tho lake permits of a course of five miles  or more.  Boating and fisliiug are the most pleasant of Nelson's many advantages, aud  many are the gas and steam launches,  boats and canoes owned by the citizens  and for hire.  As a residential city, Nelson offers many  attractions, aud in the summer furnished  residences can be obtained by those who  desire to leave their wives and families to  enjoy the glorious climate and health-  giving breezes, while they themselves seek  the more arduous sport of hunting aud  fishing and mountain climbing.  It is impossible to say too much in favor  of the fishing near Nelson, which extends  for 20 miles east and west ou the Kootenay river, and into the smaller streams  falling into it. The rainbow trout in tho  Kootenay river are said not to be surpassed in game qualities, and fishing with  delicate tackle and small flies gives the  sportsman all the oxeitenieut he requires. 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SATURDAY, MAY 16,  1903  The investigation of the Columbia &  Western deal has dragged along all the  week at Victoria without any new facts  being elicited. It has been apparent from  the start that Wells was to be made the  scapegoat. The Eberts, Canadian Pacific  Railway crowd have no use for him; the  McBride opposition have less, and premier  Prior by getting rid of him, would be able  to strengthen his hands for the leadership  of the Provincial Conservative party.  Yet Wells is the only one of the whole  bunch, "with the exception of Prentice,  who has stood for the people's interests  against the interests of the Canadia Pacific and its friends in the legislature.  His motives for doing so may have been  for his worldly advantage, but, if so, it is  strange that when the members of the  government, even Dunsmuir himself, were  willing to turn the crown grants over in  order to save the government from threat-  ened-defeat,  Wells    sidefefacKed-themT  Anyone who knows Wells, and who is at  all posted on the way things are and have  been managed in the lands and works department, knows that he has been badly  handicapped in the management of his  department.   This is not because he is  lacking in business training, but because  he is lacking in force.   Tho department  has for chiefs, men who stand in with the  Victoria ring, and any effort Wells might  make to bring about the conduct of business on business lines, would be met with  an " Oh! such is not usual in tlie department " or "Oh!   such action would bo  contrary to precedents set by former governments," and the department's chiefs  could always depend on tho attorney general's department for an opinion backing  them up.   An attempt was made to reform during the Semlin government, but  Cotton  was   the stumbling block.    He  wanted to be the whole shooting match  himself,   and being au Englishman, he  could not see his way clear to do anything  contrary to the way it is done in the old  country.   It is not likely that there would  be any change for the better as long as  anyone from Victoria is premier,  or as  long as orders-in-council sidetrack laws.  Victoria has no man strong enough to  break away from present methods, and  broad enough to see the whole of the province when the legislature is in session.  Prior is the best of the lot, but he would  no more cut off the head of a useless official in any of the departments at Victoria than lie would cut off his right hand  because of a felon on one of his fingers.  Wells could not fire any of the barnacles  in his department, and he embittered the  barnacles and their friends, by creating  ���two places for two of his friends, and  these two men not being to the manner  born, are cordially hated by the barnacles.  Wells will be made to go, but the people  of Northeast Kootenay will return him to  the legislature by an overwhelming ma  jority, merely to show that they believe  in fair play, and have utter contempt for  the Victoria and coast cowards, and that  feeling is not confined to Northeast Kootenay. It is just possible that party lines  may be swept aside in Kootenay, and the  Boundary, and men elected, pledged to  support no man for premier who lives in  either Vancouver or Victoria.  Apart from the Columbia & Western  investigation and its probable results,  there is not much openly said in a political way. The premier, as is well known,  is strongly opposed to an election this fall.  In fact, Prior is a Victorian first, last and  all the time, and has tho faults and prejudices that are laid to the door of the average resident of the capital. Were he able  he would repeal the redistribution act  passed at the last session, and he hopes to  form a combination with McBride and  Tatlow to bring this about. The redistribution act increases the membership of  the house from thirty-eight to forty-two,  wipes out some of the old districts "and  cuts down the representation of others.  Kootenay and the Boundary get the full  benefit of the changes, and.noless than  six of the changes go to these two sections of the province, Vancouver getting the other one. This increased power  to Kootenay and Boundary is not at all  to the liking of Victoria, and is not to the  liking of .the Cotton-Tatlow element in  Vancouver. Another grievance the1 coast  men have against the redistribution act is  that it gives too much power to what they  TstylfTttfe^'labW^tlT' '^TlleyTSeTp^  tremely hostile to the labor element just  now, taking their cue from the Canadian  Pacific Railway and Dunsmuir. As Kootenay and the Boundary is made up largely of laboring men, the political aristocrats of the coast believe that these two  sections -will, if the redistribution bill is  not repealed or amended, have altogether  too much power and influence iu the next  legislature,. AND PRIOR IS MAKING  EVERY EFFORT TO HOLD ON TO  OFFICE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OR  TWO TO BRING ABOUT A REPEAL  OF THE REDISTRIBUTION BILL.  Will he succeed? Kootenay and Boundary should be on their guard. Thoy  have secured equality of representation in  past legislative assemblies, and if thoy  aro true to thomselves they will have  equal representation in future governments.  The Dominion Day celebration committee struck the right note when they arranged to gather the children of Nelson  together to sing patriotic songs and listen  to patriotic speeches on the first of Jnly.  The complaint of fire chief Lillie, made  to the city council on Monday night, that  the alarms sent in by telephone were unsatisfactory, should havo attention from  the Tolephonc Company at once. Under  any circumstance it will be a considerable  time before a fire alarm system can be installed, and in the meantime the best possible service by the Telephone Company  should be insisted upon.  The redistribution of seats bill passed  at tho last session of tho house is what  hurts Victoria politicians. They aro hoping that something will turn up that will  smash it. This feeling is strong alike  among Liberals and Conservatives. The  Liberals of Kootenay and Boundary ridings, took thc right action at..their recent  convention.   Tho upper country will get  what they sire entitled to only by voting  as a unit. Already Wilson and Houston  are being sneered at as having no influence or following among the better classes;  that all their influence is for the laboring  laboring classes.  The coast people speak of Prior Conservatives, Wilson Conservatives and McBride Conservatives, but cannot be made  to understand that tho rank aud file of  the conservative party do not wear collars  marked either "Prior," "Wilson" or  "McBride."  Tho proposal of the city clerk, referred  to the finance committee, which will come  up for discussion on Monday next is an  important one, in that, if adopted, it will  save the city quite a respectable sum in  the coiu*se of time. Most business men  would jump at the chance of saving seventy per cent of their expenses. It is refreshing to find we have now city officials  who are trying to reduce the expenses aud  are not afraid of offering suggestions to  that end.  Bylaw No. 128, which is for the better  regulation of the cemetery, is a very proper measure. The fact that people who  shoidd know better pluck flowers from the  graves, and otherwise misconduct themselves shows its necessity. The charges  mentioned for taking care of the graves  appears to be excessive, but no doubt when  the matter is discussed hy the council,  they Will -bo reduced to a reasonable  amount.  The examination of the chief commissioner of lands and works, before the Columbia & Western Committee, was concluded on Wednesday. He has made the  very plain statement that the patents for  blocks No. 4593 and 459,_ never were out  of his possession in Montreal, whilst he  was trying to arrange better terms with  sir Thomas Shaughuessy. This statement  is contradicted by telegraph. If, however,  it is not proved to be false, it conclusively  shows that Mr. Wells had the interests of  the province in view throughout the negotiations he was conducting.  GATHERED BY THE ROADSIDE.  I do not think that any systematic effort has ever been made by the celebration  committees of past years to secure a large  attendance from Spokane. By that I  mean sufficient numbers to warrant a  special train being run. Thero are over  50,000 people in that city and they ore'  practically our neighbors and although on  the pther side of the line have much in  common with us. Among that population it ought to be possible to get a couple  of hundred or more to join the crowd here  for at any rate one day and the railway  company may be relied upon to make-it a  tempting trip. By running a night train  through, *with Pullmans, the excursionists  would be able to have the whole of Dominion Day with us and be back in timo  for business Thursday. The matter  -should be taken up and someone, sent  down later on to work up the, scheme;  meanwhile considerable work.might be  done.by correspondence.  These are the days when the "��� 'man who  knows all about geological formations,  landslides, avalanches, etc." will entice  you into the deep recesses of the garden  or some dark corner of the attic to tell you  in lodge room whispers that there is a  possibility of Granite mountain. opposite  the city falling on us and raising the river  to the level of the brewery. Incidentally  the danger of living below Latimer street  is pointed out, while the early advent of  seismic disturbances is positively stated.  After all we are surrounded by forces of  which we have very little knowledge.  Scientific men who have studied the earthquake question say that the city of San  Francisco is located just nicely to be  wipedontof existence next time there js*a  a big disturbance in that line along the  California coast. Anyone who has been  there can readily imagine the peninsula  gone and the Pacific waves washing at the  foot of the Contra Costa hills.  The idea of a sham fight at the Dominion Day celebration is an excellent one and  I hope that no false passimony will stand  in the way of its materializing. The city  council, should occasion arise, might profitably strain a point in order to secure the  attendance of tho Rossland, Kamloops,  Revelstoke and Kaslo companies; expense  is the question that will be raised and it  may be necessary with tho present state  of affairs, not to be too much circumscribed in treating tho matter by the  light of precedent. The affair will bo  both instructing and amusing; it is well  that we should know how to defend the  town in case of an outbreak of hostilities,  and spectators will bo regaled with the  usual amotmt of genuine fun, inseperable  from this playful warfare and due to the  inability to distinguish between friend or  foe. The idea is quite original and that  is what is sadly needed in the metropolis  if we are to get a large crowd together on  the two days celebration.  They tell a good yarn over one of the local livery's bronchos. This occurred some  three years ago when the Morning mountain trail had no grass on it and Athabasca  shares were round about half a dollar.  Afternoon shifts at the mine would sometimes take a trip down the hill, returning  in time for their places at the early morn.  While iu town many of them were accustomed to patronize not wisely but too well,  bars at which something more interesting  than, law was dispensed. The result of  this was that a ride home wns both restful and safe. This particular steed was  in the habit of carrying his fare a trifle  beyond tho Cottonwood creek bridge and  there deposit him by the roadside, returning at full gait to the stable. This performance was repeated to all who wero  weak on the bridle question. Meanwhile  the shaking incidental to the dumping,  usually aroused the traveller and he instinctively crawled back to town. That  horse was worth money; just three half  dollars a trip.  Parents will be looked to to testify as to  the practical working of tho Curfew which  is tolled every evening. I think Iobservo  less noiso on the streets since its inception  and on the whole the city fathers. will  have no cause to apologize for having introduced the innovation. But after all  parents should see to it that children be  not allowed to float around after dark.  His Satanic majesty is always around the  corner ready to assist idle hands and what  is worse���idle minds���and thus it comes  that objectionable precociousness in the  youth seem to flourish even as a bay tree.  The problem that the various churches  might profitably set to work to solve is  how to direct the young mind into channels where it will be entertained (not  bored) and thus encourage inclinations to-  wards more manly and womanly occupations during the hours that are now devoted to idleness.  At the recent national convention of  municipal ownership and public franchises held in New York in February,  professor Parsons, the great economist  well said: " Too much attention is given  to the financial side of the question. The  fundamental test of any institution,  method or service is its effect on the public good���its relations to morals, manhood, government, industry, civilization  and progress; and in applying this vital  test the principal emphasis must be placed,  not on financial results, but on human  rights. Character and human development, happy homes and noble lives are  the real ends for which telephones and  street railways and all other institutions���  industrial, political and social���exist; and  only so far as they conduce to thoso ends  is their existence justified.  FIRE,  LIFE, ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  BAKER STREET  NELSON,  B. C.  Brydges. Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd.  Real Estate ana  Qeneral Agents  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C.  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR    .  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  nnd Crown (.'runted  P.O. Box 5G3  Office: Kootenay St., Nelson  Geo. M. Gunn  c  Milker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes.    Repairing neatly and promptly  ��� done.   Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Ward St. next ncw.postoflicc hid INelson  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUIL.DERAND  CONTRACTOR ,  Jobbing work done   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postoffice      : Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  (Arthur Gee  ^Merchant Tailor  Tremont Block  Baker Street  CHOICE SPRING  and  -^SUMMEPrGOODS^���~  Latest Cut Latest Styles  JUST ARRIVED  Niew Spring Goods  OF THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Belwarp Serges.   A fine line  of Pantings of the latest styles  Prices tn suit thc times. Call and sec them.  John SmaHwood  Ward Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  Drink  THORPE'S  LITHIA  WATER  E<vety small bottle contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  I'lll up in Packages to Suit tlio Trade  Brewery and Office: Latimer Street, Nelson, B.C.  J  -^-^-^-^-*^- ^ .fr -��� <- <-.^-  WE   MANUFACTURE  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonadc Pants,  Jumpers,  Blouses,  Engineers' Jackets,  Waiters' Jackets,  Barbers' Jackets,  Gingham Jackets,  Mission  Flannel  Underwear,  Cooks' Aprons and  Caps,  Carpenters" Aprons,  Waiters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA,  B.C.  ������������������^ ���������������������  UNDER  NEW MANAGEMENT  Hotel Phair  B. TOMK1NS  MANAGER  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special Rates  to Commercial  Men  Corner Stanley and Victoria Streets, Nelson, B.C.  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  T*emont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only 'Whito Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  madaen House  THOMAS MADDEN  PROPRIETOR  Centrally Located  Electric Lighte  HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  Baker and Ward Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Silver King Hotel  RAKER STREET, NELSON  UNDER   OLD   MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms arc tho best in Nelson. The Bar is  stocked wilh good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Day House  in Nelson  The Bur is the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Conches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON, B. C.  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson, B.C.  Okanagan Lands  4000 ACRES  Or'  CHOICE  UAPSD  FOR SALE, in blocks from 10 acres to 80 acres.  Suitable for fruit growing, dairying and mixed  farming. Now open for public inspection. Only  three miles from a shipping point on the C.P.R.  Good roads all through tlie property and lake  frontage to many of the lots. Excellent boating  and fishing. An ideal spot for it home. A portion oi the above property will be put up for  sale at public auction on . riday, May 8th. Full  particulars, maps, etc., may be hud on application to  C.   B-   L*.   LEFROY  Real Estate Agent Vernon, B. C.  CITY OF? NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that the first sittings of  the Court of Revision, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints against the assessment for thc  year 11*03, as made by the assessor of the City of  Nelson, will be held at the city offices, Nelson, B.  C, on Thursday, the llth day of June, 1903, at  two o'clock p.m. D. C. McMORRIS,  Nelson, B.C., May 8,1903. City Clerk.  Notice of Application to Transfer Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. K. Vaughan,  intend to apply at the next sittings of the Board  of LtcenselCominissioners for the City of Nelson  for a transferor the liquor license now held in  my name for the premises situate on lot 10 in  block 1 of the City of Nelson, known as the Nelson Hotel, to Charles A. Barclay.  Dated this Cth day of Mav, 1903.  Witness: A. K. VAUGHAN.  A. M. JOHNSON.  MELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 90, XV. F. M.���  1,1 Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage scale  for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50;  hammersmen, $3.25; mine laborers, $3. J. W.  Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary.  Visiting brethorn cordially invited.  FOR SALE.  AT a genuine bargain, a 27-ft. gasoline launch,  with simplest and most reliable engine on  the market, excellent speed; also a number of  row boats and canoes. For particulars write  or come and see boats at  H. L. LINDSAY'S BOAT LIVERY,  Kaslo, B.C.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  NOTICE.  ���KTOTICE is hereby given that under tho pro-  J-v visions of By-law No. 80, "Pound and Dog  Tax By-law," it is unlawful for any person to  suffer any horse, mule, bull or cow, shcop,  goat, pig or other cattle, or poultry to run at  large within the limits of the City of Nelson.  Every owner of a dog in the City of Nelson is  required to pay annually a tax of two dollars  for each dog owned by him. .  No person shall suffer or permit his dog to  run at large in the City of Nelson for which  such person has not paid the tax required of  him and unless such dog shall have around  his neck a collar or strap to which shall he attached a metallic plate to be supplied by tho  city on payment of the said tax.  Warning is hereby given that any person  guilty of an infraction or-violation of any of  the provisions of the above named by-law Is,  ln addition to the fees and charges set forth  therein, liable upon summary conviction to a  penalty of One Hundred Dollars and the costs  of prosecution, and In default of payment to  imprisonment for a term not exceeding two  months.   By order. ���  D. C. MCMORRIS^  -~s._. .���...._ :���      City Clerk.  Nelson, B.C., Aprirstli" I903r~*������-���-r���-  NOTICE.  Respecting Timber Licences.  ���VTOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to the provi-  ���*���? sion of Section 50 oi the? 'Land Act," that in  future no special licences to cut timber on Crown  lands will' be granted or renewed until after the  applicants have had the limits surveyed by a duly  qualified Provincial Land Surveyor to the satisfaction of the Lands and Works Department.  W. C. WELL'S,  Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works,  Lands arid Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., ��6th March, igo>  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase tho  following described lands in South East Kootenay:  Commencing at a post marked "\V. F. Teetzel's  southeast corner," planted at D. LaBau's northwest  corner pojt.tlience north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains^ tK"ence_s"6QtK"8^cKairisrthence_west8o"chS  to thc place of beginning, containing 640 acres more  or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  VV T. TEETZEL.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works tor permission to purchase tho  following described lands in South East Kootenay:  Commencing at a post marked "J. A. Skene's north,  cast corner, planted on the east bank of the Flat,  head River, about twenty miles north of the International Boundary line, thence south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  cast 80 chains to thc place of beginning, containing  640 acres moro or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  J. A. SKENE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I .intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase tha  following described lands in South East Kootenaj-i  Commencing at a post marked "D. LaBaut  northeast corner," planted on the east bank of  Flathead River, almost it miles north of the  International boundary line, thence south 80 chains,  thence cast 80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to thc place of beginning, containing  640 acres more or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, J903.  D. LaBAW.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase the  following described lands in South East Kootenay:  Commencing- atapost marked "J. O. Patenaudes  southwest corner," planted at F. C. Elliott's south,  cast corner post, thence north 80 chains, thence  cast 80 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west  80 chains to the place of beginning, containing 640  acres more or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  .   J. O. PATENAUDE..  Notico Is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to tho chief commissioner of  lands and works for permission to purchase the  following lands ln Southeast Kootenay, described  as follows: Commencing at a post marked "F.  C. Elliott's southeast corner," planted on the  north bank of the Flathead river, about 80 miles  from the international boundary line, thence  north 80 chains; thence west 80chains; thenco  south 80 chains; thoiicc east 80 chains to the  place of beginning, containing 640 acres more or  less.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.^ ELLI0TT  Notico is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works for permission to purchase the  following described lands in Southeast Kootenay: Commencing at a post marked. "H. Sturgeon's northwest corner,1' planted on tho east  Bank of the Flathead river, almost 21 miles from  the international boundary line, thence south  80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to the place of  beginning, containing 640 acres more or few.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  11. STURGEON.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notico is hereby given that thirty days after  date 1 intend to apply to thc honorable the chief  commissioner of lands land works for a special  license to cut mid carry away Umber from the  following described tract of land: Commencing  at a post marked "A.R.F. S.E. Cor." and planted  near Pass creek, about four miles from Robson,  thence north 160 chains, thence west 10 chains,  thence south 160 chains, thonce cast 10 chains to  point of commencement.       A. It. FINQLAND.  Dated nt Robson, May 2nd, 11KI.I.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thnt thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable tho  chief commissioner of lands and works for  a special license to cut and carry away timber  form the following described lauds situate  in West Kootenay district, British Columbia.  Commencing at a post planted on the East  bank of Fyfe creek about one mile north of thu  north end of Cariboo lake being J.'JI. Christie's  northwest corner; thenco south - HO chains,  thence cast 80 chains; theuce north 80 chains;  thence west 80 chains to the place of beginning  and containing 6-10 acres.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notico is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to thc honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing nt  a post planted oh the cast bank of Fyfe ercck  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to thc northwest corner of J. II.  Christie's claim; being William Kirby's northeast corner; thence south 80 chains; thenco west  80 ehains; tlience north SOchuins; thenco east 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  0-10 acres. WILLIAM KIRBY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tho honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate ln West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about two miles north of thc north end of Cariboo  lako adjacent to the northwest corner of John  Fyfe's claini being Ross Thompson's southeast  corner; thenco north 80 chains; thence cast 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thenco west 80  chains to the place of beginning and containing  WO acres.  ROSS THOMPSON, Locator.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days nfteV  date 1 intend to apply to the honorable tho chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land sltnate In West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the oast bank of Fyfe creek  about ono mllo north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J; H.  Christie's claim, being John Fyfe's southwest  corner; thenco north 80 chains; tlience east 80  chains; tlience south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains, to tho place of beginning, and containing  G40 acres.    . JOHN FYFE, Locator.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  ate I intend to apply to thc honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. H.'  Christie's claim, being J. Fred Ritchie's southeast  corner; thenco north 80 chains; thenco. west 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence cast 80  chains, to the place of beginning, nnd containing  (MO acres. J. FRED RITCHIE, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is horeby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works fora special  license to cut and-carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, Britisli Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the north end of Cariboo  lake being J. S. C. Fraser's northeast corner;  thence east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;  thenco west 80 chains; to the east bank of Cariboo lake; thence north 80 chains; following the  east bank of Cariboo lake .to the place of beginning and containing 640 acres more or less.  J. S. C. FRASER, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license.to cut and carry away timber from the  following.described land, situate In West Kootenay district-, British Columbia:' Commencing at  a post planted on the shore of lower Cariboo lake,  being. J, S. C Fraser's southeast corner post*;  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains north*,  thence 80 chains east, to shore of lake; thence-  south along shore of lake to place of beginning,  and containing 640 acres more or less.  J. S. C. FEASER, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  =^Notice-ls.hereby^glven=that=:thlrty=days=after,r-  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, Bituate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on Rocky Bluff east side of  lower Cariboo lake being E. E- L. Dewdney's  southwest corner post; tlience 80 chains east;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains west;  thenco 80 chains north to place of beginning.  E. E. L. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent. _  Also commencing at a post planted on the east  bank of Watchand river about half a mile from  lako being E. E. L. Dewdney's northwest corner  post; thence 40 chains cast; thence 160 chains  south; thence 40 chains west; thenco 160 chains  north to place of beginning.  E. 15. L. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903. o  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I Intend to apply to the honorable thc chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to out and carry away timber from tho  following described land, sltuato in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the cast side of Fyfe creek  being J. H. Christie's southeast corner post:  thenco 80 chains west; thenco 80 chains.north;  thence 80 chains cast; thence' 80 chains south to  place of beginning.  .J. H. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorablo chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate and being in  West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing at a post planted on the cast side of  upper Cariboo lake being J. Fyfe's northwest  corner post; thence 80 chains east; thence 80  chains south; thenco 80 chains west to shore of  lake thence north along shoro of lake to place of  beginning.  J. FYFE, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to thc honorable chief  commissioner of lands ond works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the cast side of Barnes creek  being W. XX. G. Phipps southwest corner; thenco  80 chains north; thence east 80 chains; thence 80  chainssouth; thence80chains west to place of  beginning.  VV. II. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on tho  bench east side of Barnes creek being VV. H. O.  Phipps southwest corner; tlience80chains north;  thence 80 chains cast; thenco 80 chains south;  thenco 80 chains west to place of beginning.  VV. II. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903. The Nelson Tribune  ���3  THE ROMANTIC STORY OF A LOST CONTINENT  SUBMERGENCE OF THE ISLAND OF ATLANTIS  Tho recent slide at Frank lends interest  to the interesting question of changes in  the configuration of the earth's surface.  Atlantis is referred to in the Oentmy Cyclopedia as "a mythical or legendary island mentioned by Plato and other ancient  writers, said to have existed off the northwest coast of Africa." With this vague  and unsatisfactory definition, tho subject  is passed over with that sp-rit of lofty condescension characteristic of the age, when  dealing with times and peoples that are  long past, and about which the world at  present knows very little. To the enquiring mind, however, the fact that so great  a man. as Plato, mentions Atlantis, is conclusive that ho was not at all likely to  have been misled as to its existence, and  therefore there are good grounds for be-  lioving in its existence at some very remote period.  Tho story of Atlantis is at once the  most fascinating and thrilling of all antiquarian research. Compared with it the  efforts of modorn antiquarian societies are  like children playing with sand on the  sea shore. Tho bare thought that far  back in tho night of time an immense  continent was in a single night wiped off  the map of tho earth's surface carrying  with it millions of human beings who had  attained to a high civilization, finds no  parallel in the historic records of the  world, and is of suflicient interest to  arouse curiosity sind provokes inquiry  aniong a few on the greater and lasting  problems of human life.  It is one of the paradoxes of science that  while geology demonstrates au immense  antiquity to this earth, represented by  figures so gigantic that they become almost meaningless, while this is posited  beyond a question, two other sciences;  ethnology (the study of races) and'philology (tho study of tho history and construction of language) stand paralyzed as  it were in the presence of these immense  figures. Thoy are apparently unable to  grasp tlio bare possibility that man may  as a civilized being, have existed far beyond the commonly accepted historical  data, aiid refuse to' accept any evidence  bearing thereon if not of the orthodox  kind.  .The late Canon Rnwlinson, conceded to  bo the greatest Egyptiologist of the day, in  his great work on the history of the  Egytian people hesitated to go much beyond ten thousand years as the limit  when civilization began on this earth.  He therefore built up the Egyptian dynasties on the basis of that figure and while  his record of that peoplo is veiy exhaustive, there can bo lio doubt that his mind  was circumscribed by reason, of a fear  that any indulgence in the larger antiquity might conflict with the literal interpretation of the Mosaic account of the  Creation, a fear that has undoubtedly de-  pi*ived the world of much that would havo  been valuable to it from allbeit orthodox  minds.  ' About a million years ago there existed  where the billows of the Atlantic ocean  now foam and over which the combined  fleets of the world "Dance in triumph.,  o'er the waters wide," an immense continent, by name Atlantis, which is really  the origin of the name "Atlantic." This  great land spread from Scotland on the  north taking in the British Islands,  France, Spain and Brazil and was separated from the northwest coast of what is  now Africa by a narrow strait. The eastern part of this continent did not then exist and there was consequently no ocean  to the Atlantis. On this continent there  flourished for a long time a mighty civilization made up of nations speaking various  tongues and having various national characteristics as in Europe at the present  day.  Vast geological upheavals changed the  aspect of this continent and by. reason of  this process it was reduced to an island  which was located between the coast of  Brazil and Africa and of- which the islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, Azores and  Canary are the mountain tops. The last  remnant of the mighty Atlantean- race  was located here, but in common with all  things around it had passed the apex of  its glory and was on the down grade to  decay. At this period, stated to be about  11,500 years ago, the great island was  completely submerged by a great catacyl-  ism and sunk beneath the waves -with  millions of people in the twinkling of an  eye. The oral record of this catastrophe  gave rise to the various accounts found in  the sacred books of all religions of a  mighty flood which took place in the distant past, the reason given being in all  cases attributed to the wickedness of the  people and which, if accounts of. the  moral state of Atlantis be true, must be  reluctently accepted. .  Long, however, previous. to the final  obliteration of the island of Atlantis,, colonies of the Atlanteans had migrated to  Egypt on the east and to what is now  Mexico in tho west. They founded in  both cases great civilizations which in  the case of Egypt had long* since ��� passed  away at tho time that the Egypt of Egyptologists started on its ascendency. The  great Toltec nation of Mexico and its offshoot the Aztec, the former nations of  Mexico and traces of which are apparent  on all sides in that country today, were  both the outcome of this immense immigration from old Atlantis. Interesting is  it to note that the pyramids which; are in  a vague way credited-to the later Egyptian civilizalion, really were built ages  before it came on the scene, a fact-that is  largely corroborated by the evidence of  similar monuments in Yucatan and Gua-  ��� tauaola.  ���v' The remorkablo results obtained from  the deep sea surveys made from H. M. S.  Challenger some twenty years ago at the  instance of thc British government went  very for towards giving confirmation of  the Atlantis hypothesis in a manner suitable to the age. The map of the bed of  the Atlantic together with the deposits  brought to the smrface seemed*, to show  that the typography of the! Atlantic bed  is exactly the same kind: as that of the  earth; in the case of the great depth of  tlio bontor of that oopau we nave probably  vast plains, while off Newfoimdland  soundings go to show a vast table land  and as previously stated the few islands  now existing are the mountain tops.  It is further stated, and there would ap  pear to be evidence to show <:froin a geological point of view, that lower Egypt  after the first great civilization, was under water for a decade and that the pyramids suffered a like fate; at that time the  Sahara desert was an inland sea ond the  present Red sea did not exist. In the  light of this it may * bo that after all  Egyptiologists are merely amusing themselves with the apex of a pyramid whose  base may go earthwards to an inconceivable depth.  In support of all the above statements  from a geological standpoint there is  abundant evidence. The changes that  have taken place in the configuration of  the earth have left traces like an open  book; we find sea shells and fossils of  -marine plants hundreds of miles from the  ocean. The geologist can trace the previous configuration of the earth's surface  with marvellous preciseness and make it  read as a fairy tale. There is no hostility  to his statements as to the immense atiq-  uity of the earth; only when tho statement is made on the question of tho antiquity of man is there likely to be a wide  divergence of opinion. Yet it would appear common sense, if nothing else, that  if the earth in its present state had existed millions of years, there must have  been something more on it than the mineral and vegetable world and perhaps a  .few uncanny reptiles usually associated  with what is called the antedeluvian  times.  We now come to testimony bearing on  this interesting subject which is as fascinating as a fairy talc and goes to show the  earth's surface has barely been scratched  for evidences bearing on its immense antiquity. In the almost impenetrable forests of the provinco of Yucatan, Mexico,  there exists ruins which are buried beneath a mass of forest growth. Theso  ruins wore once great cities and give un-  mistakeoble evidence of having been tho  r homes of a civilized people. A French  traveller, Dr. LePlongeon, spent twelve  years in that land and brought back remarkable evidenco on the question of At-  tautis in addition toother of a -valuable-nature on problems of ethnology. Among this  was the existence of an old road or causeway, similar-to the old Roman roads in  Britain; this was traced from the interior, to the seaboard at the extreme point of  the Yucatan peninsula. It was then seen  to disappear in the water and was traced  some distance from the shore, than again  to an island, across this island to disappear and beyond further to another island. The whole going to prove the existence in a remote past of a main road  leading from the interior to.'; some great  city beyond a doubt located on the island  of Atlantis aud probably the one referred  to by Plato, and which was not .'far-: from  Morocco across the strait.  Still another LePlongeon evidence is in  the shape of a manuscript referring in uu-  mistakeable language to the final catastrophe of Atlantis and which it states as  haying .'occurred 8060 years before the  document was written. This document  if genuine (and there is no reason to think  that Dr. LePlongeon and his gallant wife  spent .twelve years in that deadly "climate"  with the avowed intention of putting up  a job on tlie public) practically settles the  question of the existence of Atlantis even  though the figures be open to debate. At  all events the conclusions to be drawn  from all this evidence is of such a*' nature  as to be more consistent then the present  We have purchased the entire Dover stock  .at=a=greatly=reduced^price_frotti=th��_niort^_  gagees  month  atid' will offer for .the balance of this  at and below wholesale cost. . . . . .  49  ��  49  49  49  49  49  49  '3  49  49  49  -49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  Here is a chance for the people of Nelson to get  Diamonds  Watches  Art Goods  Sterling  Silverware  Carvers  Fancy China  Jewelry  Clocks  Fancy Bronze  Lamps  Plated  Silverware  Cut Glass  Umbrellas  Etc., Etc.  All at prices never before offered in the Kootenay.  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  $��99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999%  Special prices on all SEWING MACHINES and Supplies  in order to close out this line of our goods at once.  Out-of-town orders will receive our very best attention.  Nelson, Rossland, Trail      EwCft   JBrOS*.      Jewelers and Engravers  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  K  to  to  to  .��  -��*  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  b*  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  B  day manner of explaining away matters  that are not understood as " curious coincidence."  The flat denial given by ethnology and  philology to the question of immense antiquity, not alone to man as a being, but  to mighty civilizations equal in many respects to the one we are now enjoying and  over which we are so delightfully conceited, is due to the fact that so many  have arisen in the past, grown to maturity in great splendor and finally passed  away without apparently leaving: the  slightest trace. We have only quite recently come across the remains of ancient  Nippur in the; Euphrates valley. From  reports received from travellers into the  remote recesses of western Asian empire,  there would appear to be a well grounded  belief that whole cities lie buried beneath  the shifting sands of the deserts of that  region. Therefore it is unwise to scout  the idea of any revelations of a startling  nature being made in these clays, for we  live in an age where the dream of today-  becomes the reality of tomorrow and he is  wise who jeers at nothing as being absolutely impossible.  An acceptance of the Atlantean hypothesis, if considered no more than that,  will go far to explain problems still seeking solution. The remarkable similarity  in the monuments aud dialects of the Oriental and Occidental worlds, also between  the myths of the Incas of Peru and of the  Toltecs of Mexico, with those familiar to  us aniong the European nations, point  nnmistakeably to a common origin and  are something more than "strange coinci-'  deuces."  We havo in these days enlarged views  on a great many-things of a mundane  character. It is passing strange therefore  that tho world should cling to cramped  ideas regarding the history of man on this  globe. After all this world is a very  small unit in the solar system and to the  whole less than a grain of sand to the desert or a speck of protoplasm to the Infinite  life.���F. W. Pettit, Nelson, B. 0.  REFLECTIONS ON CEREAL FOOD,  I drifted into the realms of cranks on  the white bread question. We are looked  upon as quite harmless albeit mentally  unbalanced���"not well poised"��� as the  cyclopedia has it; and all this because we  have taken the trouble to investigate for  ourselves matters we conceive of considerable moment to our well being���the question of proper food. Yet the world applauds today what it "jeered at a few  months [back. Less than ten years ago  Marconi would have been ridiculed and  quite possibly thought a fit subject for a  medical enquiry; today he is bracketed  with Edison. A man was laughed at  only eight years ago at Battle Creek for  suggesting that cereal coffee and precli-  digested wheat might be profitably marketed. He had tenacity of purpose and  was absolutely indifferent to the jeers of  the crowd, ran an advertising bill for $40,-  000 and was on the verge of ruin, when  finally he succeeded and is now cleaning  ulTISOOOTTaay.---Still "another -within the  last year or so thought rolled wheat flakes  malted a good thing, took it up with freo  advertising and has already, it is reported  made a million for his company. So much  for cranks.  There has been a war on between the  Minneapolis millers of white flour on the  ono hand, and the Battle Oreek manufacturers of cereal foods on the other. It  was started by the Milwaukee Sentinel  stating that the reason of such a tremendous increase in the consumption of packet breakfast foods was on account of tho  nourishing poverty of white bread. It  accused the new roller process of robbing  the wheat berry of its brain and muscle  giving properties in order to pander to the  craze of tho day for the white appearance  of the loaf. In doing this the amazing  statement was made that the real strengthening portion of tlie wheat berry is handed  over to the stable in the shape of bran and  shorts.  The fact that the great millers ore offering  then* patrons, in these days^wholo  wheat flour, graham flour and a variety  of cereal foods is evidence that they are  alive to the situation, and while white  flour will continue for somo long time to  hold the market, there can be no doubt  that quite a number of people will quietly  sympathize with the crank and silently  buy the true fiom* iu place of starch. For  white flour is after all nothing but starch,  an article used extensively at the laundries. When associated with phosphates  of the wheat it forms a nourishing food  but when standing alone it is only fit to  stiffen a shirt bosom. Children, if left to  their natural inclinations, which unfortunately they are not in these days, gravitate towards natural foods. Since I became a crank I have noticed how a loaf of  bread having an extra portion of gluten  has been seized on with avidity by the  children.  The whole wheat crank lias tremendous  evidence in his favor in the older lands  for he can point to thc wonderful sustaining power of the black rye bread used by  the Russian Moujik who is acknowledged  as a soldier to be able to endure more  hardships than any other nationality.  The same applies to the German races,  while the Scandinavians turn out splendid physiques on a diet of barley bread  made from the berry merely crushed, not  rolled to death as in a modern mill. Even  in older Britain the taste of the loaf is  the first thing considered and not the appearance. Yet out here it is not an uncommon thing to see people deliberately  choose the doughy interior of tlio loaf and  discard the crust. To the crank on this  question this is amazing for if the crust of  one of these five cent squeezers is not  over digestable what shall bo said of the  inside? A good name would bo "Thc doctor's joy."  There never was such a boom as now in  cereal foods���principally along predigestcd  lines. The stores are full of an almost  endless array of these goods which is perfectly bewildering to buyers as it is the  despair of grocers'. All this, although it-  called a fad, is educating people on the  white flour question. Every package that-  goes out is an instrument calculated to  arouse enquiry along tlie dietetic lines and  to force even the busy man of the day to  realize that after all a little attention to  the cause may be wiser than thc attempt-  to remove the effect of gastronomical  troubles with tho assistance of tho apothecary.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  X  X  ANNOUNCEMENT  Borden's Condensed  Originators of Condensed Milk���Established 1857.  PROPRIETORS OF THE CELEBRATED  PEERLESS BRAND  EAGLE BRAND  ��� of-fiP���Poei^^_SKS^^'','  i*Slfh"-  y ^"*il ��fildl- <*_ ����� pro*eeHen_>4��"*  s  ��  ."-CONDENSED. |  Evaporated Cream  Condensed Milk  Having established a BRANCH FcACTORY in Canada, are now prepared to  supply customers throughout the trade with their brands.  SOLD BY ALL GROCERS AND BY  A. Macdonald & Co.  Nelson - -Wholesale  The  'BORDEN BRANDS" represent the highest possible standard.  Leaders for ot>er 40 years.  Retail by T. S. McPherson, MorrisonJ& Caldwell, J. A. Irving, T. J. Scanlan.  X  X  X  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  X  %  :  x  X  X  ,*Os|  t      if  ' Si "I I  Meanwhile, the crank is enjoying himself even if he is jeered at for refusing to  sit at the feet of the modern white flour  miller. He is more disposed to pay adulation to the grit and energy put up by the  cereal food manufacturers of Battle  Creek wlio are fighting tho great millers  over this question. Tho fact tliat they are  turning out traiiiloads of these foodsevery  =weT5lipae'Sti"Md"��diMflr^  is evidence that they are by nojmeans talcing back seat. *  Of course it's all a "fad" someone says  and the cry is taken up until it is echoed  far and wide. But fads live oil pi spito of  the jeers of the populace, jeers which  eventually crystallize into cheers.     *  pROSSER'S  Second Hand Store  nnd  China Hall  New nnd Second Itnnd Goods of every description bought and sold. Cull in nnd look over  the stock 1-cforc sending enst for anything.  Goods  Rented  I-lt-st-Gluas  Warehouse  for  Storuue  WESTERN  CANADIAN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  linker Street, West,  Next to C.P.R. Ticket Olllee  Phone 2G1A  P.O. llox SMS  If you want good  Bock  Beef  Call in nnd get a drink of  Roisterer's best nt tlie  BARTLETT HOUSE  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers in  CoffeeT^eas^Spices^-<Baking,~Powderr~and-  ���   ��� Flavoring Extracts.  OUR  GOODS are Pure an^ se^ec^ from the best in the 'various  = lines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and tt>e guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Telephone 17  Nelson, "B.C.  P. O. Box 182  S-V-^VVVVWWVS^VS-VVSiN-^^  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale  and   Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office  and  Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  BRANCH MARKETS nt Knslo, Ymir, Snndon, Silverton, Revelstoke, Neiv Denver, Cnscnde, Trail,  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Kosslnnd, Slocan City, Movie, Cranbrook,  Fernie nnd Macleod. .  NELSON  BRANCH   MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   RAKER STREET  Orders by mail to nny Branch will receive prompt nnd careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BY MAIL receive prompt  and careful nttention.  e. c.  TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelson  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  Hamilton Powder Company  Mimufactured  Hy the   GEO.  C. TUNSTALL, JR.  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder Ri  The Nelson Tribune  The ]��� EL Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd*  Importers   and   Dealers   in  Shelf and  Heavy  HARDWARE  '������������  .v'  ii  ?.A  I  Tinware and  Graniteware.  Stoves and  Ranges.  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel. : : : : :  INEUSOIV  -I-  s*.  _r  Use an inferior grade of flour  when you can get the best at  the same price? Just unloaded  a car of Five Roses   -    -    $1,50 Per Sack  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  (Artists' Materials ���  Engineering and Mining  Books  'Typewriters  SMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Houston Block, Nelson.  We carry a very largo  I Stock of  ��<J     The Latest Patterns.  Come and make your choice  Before House Cleaning  Linoleums  SEE    OUR   GO-CARTS  All prices.   We can suit you.  D.   Mo ARTHUR   <&   CO.  Furniture   Dealers  and   Undertakers  Starkey & Co,  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  R.. A. Rogers ��& Co., K_d.9 Winnipeg  Representing   J x. K. Fair-bank: Co.,     -     Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,    -    Simcoe  Office  and  Warehouse,  ���Josephine  Street:  Nelson, B. C��  ClOTTYf?!?   *  ���   Tttckett Cigar Co's  (  Monogram  OIYlV-/l*..E__   5  5   Union Labcj QgafS j  Margaeritc  George E. Tgcfcett's Cigarettes  { Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette In Canada    (    T. &  B.  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for B.C. Vancouver, B.C.  Cash  Advanced  on  Consignments  Jacob Green & Co*  Acctioneer s,���Appraisers^-V afaators���  General  Commission Agents  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  *&L+  NOTICE  ��Sf  i����������������  We have secured the  services of  R. W. RUSSELL  EXPERT  OPTICIAN  And we have the latest appliances for  testing Eyes, and we  solicit your patronage.  '9^. Special Sale  Will continue until the  31st of this month. . .  We are offering  better bargains than  ever In  Watches      Clocks  Jewelry  Silver Novelties  Silver Plated Ware  gsVYfo are giving special values iu the  LATEST  LADIES' CHATELAINE  BAGS.  J. J. WALKER  NELSON. B. C.  ��� ��� THE ��� ��  LEADING  JEWELER  WANTED.  /^. ARDENEU, to work on shares two acres  *-" first-class land; has been worked for five  years; two blocks from the tramway line, Fair-  view.   Address P.O. Box 119, Nelson, B.C.  WANTED.  A LIKE INSURANCE CANVASSSR FOR THE  ���"��� Nelson District. Good lndu<��n\ents, Apply GEO. D. BCOTT, Vancouver -.C.  Morley &Co+ Nelson, B*C  LOCAL NEWS NOTES,  Mrs. E. B. McDermid left for a visit to  Spokane on Wednesday.  .Taylor Ss O'Shea, barristers, are'now  located in tlio Houston block.  Tlio Nelson Boat Club held a very successful dance yesterday evening.  To the wife of James Williams, foreman  of the Poorman mine, a son was born on  Tuesday morning.  Ohas. A. Waterman, accompanied by  his mother, returned to Nelson from California on Wednesday.  W. F. Teetzel and David McBeath havo  been in Victoria this week. Mr. Teetzel  left on the boat last night for Nelson.  G. O. Buchanan of Kaslo was in Nelson  yesterday. He left on the evening train  for Vancouver on a private business trip.  P. B. Wilson of Galliher & Wilson lias  been appointed crown prosecutor for the  assizes which commence on Monday at  Nelson.  Ex-alderman Chris Morrison .returned  to Nelson yesterday. He has been visiting relatives at Sunset, iu tho Palouse  district, Washington.  A. G. Thyme of Vancouver is spendiiig  a few days in Nelson. He came to have  some good fishing, and loft for Slocan  Crossing this morning.  Mayor Eose, Rev. F. H. Graham and  principal Sullivan have been appointed a  committee to look after the children's  portion of the Dominion Day celebration.  W. S. Dreweiy of New Denver is said  to have political aspirations, and will  probably be a Conservative candidate for  the Slocan riding at the next provincial  election.  At the Watkin Mills concert on Thursday the ��� usual disturbance began in tho  gallery during the singing of a song. Mr.  Mills varied the proceedings by asking the  disturbers either to keep quiet or leave  the building. It would pay the management of the opera liouse to have someone  in the gallery able and willing to keep  order.  Chief justice Hunter has decided that  any witness, either union or non-union  men may testify privately before the labor commission, rf they were afraid of intimidation.  Shackleton <fc Simpson of the Nelson  Marble works, have shipped the memorial  fountain to "Father Pat" made by them,  to Rossland, where it will be erected on  Columbia avenue.  Blake Wilson left the city on yesterday  evening's train to look after tho heavy  meat contracts which the firm of P. Burns  & Co. have for supplying the Great Northern railway company.  J. Poupore, of the firm of Poupore &  McVeigh, who had such a heavy loss in  the Frank disaster, is home. All the  horses except one were out on the range,  and so were saved. Mr. Poupore thinks  the slide was started by an explosion.  An interesting lecture, illustrated with  lime light views, was given by D. M.  Crowley in the Congregational church on  Wednesday night, for the benefit of  Thomas Lewis. . Over $40.was cleared,  for which Mr. Lewis is very thankful.  E. J. Wilson of Greenwood has' been  appointed manager of the Northport  smelter. He was f omierly with the Grand  Forks smelter, manager of the Boundary  Falls smelter, and latterly has been looking after the interests of Price brothers in  the Boundary district.  Fire chief Lillie has imported two pairs  of California mountain quail. He expects  to raise some young ones this season and  intends turning them out on the north  side of the river next spring. They are  hardy-birds and it is expected will do well  with a little attention from the ranchers.  Dr. A. G. Hopkins, Dominion veterinary inspector was in town on Wednesday.  He lias been appointed veterinary inspector for British Columbia with headquarters at Vancouver. On his way to the  coast he will visit all tho ports of entry  for horses and cattle from the United  States to Canada.  E. E. Chipnion, grand master of the  Grand Lodge of British Columbia, A. F.  and A. M., paid an official .visit to Nelson  Lodge No.23 on Wednesday last. E. W.  Bro. Chipman was accompanied by V. W.  district deputy grand master George  Johnstone. There was a largo attendance  of members of the lodge and visiting  brethren and after the business' of the  evening was concluded, refreshments,  songs and speeches provided a pleasant  evening.  ��� The smoker held on Saturday last in  the' opera house for the benefit of the U.  B. R. E. was a great success. Fred Star-  key made an admirable chairman and tho  entertainment was enjoyed from start to  finish. The performance of E. Mason,  formerly of the Livennore Minstrels, Eng  land, in character songs and on the bones  was much enjoyed, he received several  encores. The boxing of the man from  Kuskonook and chief Lillie was one of  the features of the evening.  GENERAL NEWS,  The inaugural dinner of the Canadian  Society in London will be held on May  25th at tho Trocodero. Lord Strathcona  will preside.  Shamrock HI has been repaired and is  again doing good work. The English  papers still think that sir Thomas Lip-  ton's chances are good for taking the cup  back this year.  A Vancouver Chinaman had noticed  that lady callers left cards when they  found no one at the house. So he had  cards printed which read: "Please stay  home tomorrow.   You buy vegetables."  The steam launch Beryl built by the  Victoria Machinery Depot, for the Imperial war department, and costing about  $60,00C1was launched at Victoria last Monday. It will be used for laying submarine  mines, in connection with the defenses at  Esquimau and will be in charge of the  Royal Engineers.  King Edward and queen 'Alexandra,  paid their first ceremonial visit to Scotland on Monday. On thoir arrival at Edinburgh they were enthusiastically welcomed. The keys of the city were presented to the.king, who returned them to  the lord mayor. After the ceremony  their majesties were driven to Dalkeith  castle.  A report has reached England that sir  Hector Macdonald was the victim of a  blackmailing conspiracy. He is stated  not to have been popular in Colombo  society, and of this native blaclnnailers  are said to have taken advantage and so  raised a scandal. The report admits that  sir Hector had not sufficient funds to meet  the conspiracy.  The strike of the longshoremen at Montreal was settled on Monday last, and the  union men went to work amongst the  non-union men, who have been working  during the strike. The strikers get an  increase of wages amounting to about 20  per cent and other concessions, union men  or non-union men are not to be discriminated against, and union leaders aro not to  be permitted to visit the men whilst working. The city's bill for guarding the  docks is about $18,000, but as the government owns the docks, the mayor thinks  it should foot the bill.  EOOSEVELT AT SAN FRANCISCO.  President Roosevelt is having a enthusiastic reception, wherever he stops on his  trip through the western states. At San  Francisco over two hundred thousand  people lined the streets. A military  escort was waiting at the station to receive the presidential party, consisting of  United States troops from Presidio,  marines and sailors, and a largo detachment of California national gaurdsmen.  Children's  WhiteandCol;  .'ored Dresseir  ���gfc.-^^.^^.gfc.^-^.'Sfc.-^.-Sfc.-^.-'S..--*. AI._*V|._*K.__-'__>..^.-_-��.-^.-^��*fr, ���2jr>^-i  *mm^mmm^*mm^*^^*mw^*mw^*mm^*mm^*mW^^mmr'm^^"mw^^mr'mm^Y%^m\^\\^mW*^m  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Ladies' French  Wash  Kid Gloves.  *|J Is now complete in every Department, consisting of a Magnificent Assortment.  L ���  Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Millinery, Carpets and House Furnishings.  QBLSpring_jnd Suminei Stock  9  I  Ladies' White and Colored Blouses  *    and Shirt Waists, each from 75c. up  Ladies' Silk Waists  $3.50  Ladies'Linen and Lawn Skirts .... 1.50  Ladies' Rainy-Day and Dress Skirts 2.00  Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits   Ladies'Silk Monte Carlo Coats   Ladies' Silk Dress Skirts  18.00  Ladies' Silk Underskirts   5.00  Ladies' and Children's White Wear.  Ladies' White Underskirts  75c. up  Ladies' White Corset Covers .... 25c. up  Ladies' White Muslin Nightgowns 75c. up.  Ladies' White Muslin Drawers... 25c. up  Children's White and Colored Dresses.  i  Men's White and Colored Shirts.  ���***  Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers    50c.  Men's Natural Wool Summer Shirts  and Drawers .....    Men's White Night Shirts      75c.  Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs,  Scarfs, Ties and Neckwear.  MILLINERY.  Ladies' Straw Sailor Hats, each     25c.  Ladies' Ready-to-Wear and Pattern Hats  in the latest styles, and Novelties from  some of the leading designers.  ^^A^^^^^^A^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  �����  ����  �����?  ���M  ��K  ���f?  41  41  41  4R  *���?  ��  41  41  41  '��  ��  ���-K  ��?  40.  41  4?  tt  49  49  4?  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  Special Cash Prices  FOR ONE WEEK  3 lbs. Ram Lai's 60c. Tea $1.00  3 lbs. Monsoon 60c. Tea -.   1.00  3 lbs. Blue Ribbon 60c. Tea--   1.00  4 cans Gallon Rhubarb -    1.00  12 cans 3-lb. tins Rhubarb --   1.00  12 cans Smoked Salmon .   l .00  6 cans Strawberries------- 1.00    ��  6 cans Raspberries ..--. ��� . 1._. 1.00  6 cans Peaches - -  - -  1.00  6 cans Pears.-----. ���-.-....._ 1.00  10 lbs. Jam or Jelly- .-- ���-_ 1.00  12 cans Assorted Spices ----- 1.00  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED  Aberdeen Block  P. 0. Box 577  NELSON, B. C.  A'9999��999999%99999999��999999999?99��%  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��  to  ��  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to.  to  ��  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Stylish Spring  Overcoats  The  Finest  Ever Brought to Nelson.  Prices to Suit the Buyer.  AfjrA.  filLKER'S  NELSON  NOTICE.  /  Notice is hereby given thnt sixty (001 days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  Dress Goods in all the Latest Materials and Shades.  Summer Lawns, Muslins,'Dimities, Organdies, Batistes, Linens, Ginghams at all prices and qualities.  commissioner of lands and works for tho right to  purchase the following described lands, for agricultural purposes, situate in West Kootenay district, B.C. Commencing at a post planted on tho  north bank of thc Little Slocan river at its mouth,  known as David Booth's southeast corner post,  thence west 80 chains, thenec north 20 chains,  thence east 80 chains, tlience south 20 chains, to  place of beginning. DAVID BOOTH,  Nelson, B.C., April 21th, 1903. Locator.  SHERIFFS SALE.  BY���  Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Blinds, Curtains, Portieres, Etc.  AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  All Carpets and  Oil Cloths Made  and Laid FREE  OF CHARGE.  Sole Agents  for   Butterick  Patterns.  2-&-&^*&-&-&^^^^^^^.__-__^-__-^;-_^l_]|^___:___i-fi-&^^^^*&��-fi*&*��^d__:d__:^  Province of British Columbia,)  Nelson, West Kootenay.     >  To Wit: )  virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supreine'Court of British Columbia  at tho suit of  ELMER J. FELT, Plaintiff,  and  PERCY DICKINSON, WABNEIt MILLER,   \V;  E. SPIER, THE SLOCAN-KILO MINING  COMPANY. LIMITED, and R. WILSON  SMITH, in his own right and as trustee for  F. L. BEIQUE. ANDKEW Q. BLAIR, and  WILLIAM STRACHAN, Defendants,  And to mo directed against tha goods and chattels of the said defendant; Percy Dickinson, I  have Beized and taken in execution all the  right, title and interest of the said defendant,  Percy Dickinson, in the mineral claims known  as and called "Slocan Chief, "Kootenay Queen,"  "Canney," "Canney Fraction," "Hudson,"  "Syndicate," "Slocan," "Cliff Fraction," "Dau-  son," "Lake Shore," "Lone Pine," "Atlin" and ���  "Relief" all situate near the head waters of  Kaslo creek, and recorded in the office of  thc Mining Recorder for the Ainsworth  Mining Division of thc West Kootenay  District; to recover tho sum of 1628.80, and also  interest on $624.80 at 5 per centum per annum  from the 17th day of May, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees, and  all other legal incidental expenses; all of  which I Bhall expose for sale, or sufficient  thoreof to satisfy said judgment debt and costs,  at my ofiice next to the Court House, ln the.  City of Nelson, B. C, on Saturday, the 30th*.  day of May, 1003vat the hour of eleven o'clock  in the forenoon.  NOTE. ��� Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the said  defendant, Percy Dickinson.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 16th of May, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay,  Spring Medicine  Our Compound Extract  of  Sarsaparilla  .Cleans .out. tho Systom, tones up the Digestive  Organs, makes a Good Appetite, regulates the  Bowels,.and is wonderfully beneficial m all rundown conditions.  LARGE BOMTLES (regular *1 size) each   *7��c  SIX BOTTLES for ��4.00  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  Take Advantage  Of This Offer  5Ah Tin  of  Fresh Jam  for  50 Cents  See Our Window.  Morrison & Caldwell  Springs Summer  linery  *tt e aro showing tho most beautiful assortment  of Newest Millinery Styles evey exhibited in the  vicinity.  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  For Women, Misses and Children. Wo exhibit  Millinery that is correct in Style and appropriate  for Spring and Summer wear, at  The Lowest Prices ever Quoted  in this vicinity  Actually 50 per cent lower than you can buy elsewhere. Call and see us���you will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please you at A VERY LOW PRICE.  THE ENFIELD CO/  COST0MERS AND MILLINERS  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores


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