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 vou. i.  NELSON,  B.C.,  WEDNESDAY,:  APRIL  13,   1898.  NO.  40.  Til E NE LSON ECONQfi IST.  Issued every: Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B.C.  C. DELL-S?.riTH. ..'.  P. J. O'Bkillv ...  . . . 1UHTOR  MAXAGE'R  ; SUBSCRIPTION'..RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States. .'.  ��� #2.00  If paid in advance.........".'....... .'������............".-.'.yy. ."���'. 1.50  One Year to Great Britain..   2.50  If paid in ad vance ..'..... 2 00  ���Remit by  Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,   P. O.   Order,   or  Kegistered Letter.  is the natural distributing point for the Koo-  tenays, and will coiitin.ue to enj oy this advantage despite the avarice of her Rossland 'neighbor. Our friends of the higher "altitudes and.  exalted ideas oueht to have learnt ere now that  there are other places in British Columbia than  ���Rossland.  Correspondence on matters'of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known.on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against" irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Last week we called   attention to the action  of the joint   boards of  trade of .Rossland and  Trail with   respect- to the   Crow's Nest   Pass  railways       The   gentlemen   composing   these  august bodies will   not  be   without   anvthing  which can be had for the asking,   and as they  look upon their district as the only spot of any  importance   in   the   province, they are by no  means backward in making their existence and  whereabouts known.       These boards of trade  made   the startling discovery  that   the route  mapped out for the Crow's Nest Pass  railway  was not the correct one, inasmuch as it did not  give Rossland a prominent   place.       The}7 at  once proceeded to point out this unpardonable  mistake to Vice-President O'Shaughnessy, and  * lest he should have any^ misgivings:- as to the  propriety of the suggested change,   in view of  the fact that the   route as  originally   laid  out  and approved by the government brought  the  line round by Nelson, the joint boards of trade  assured him of "any assistance in every way.''  These gentlemen might have known that such  a route as that proposed by them was   impracticable.      However,  in setting forth exaggerated " claims " of their section they sometimes  make themselves ridiculous.       Mr. O'Shaugh-  nessy, in acknowledging the receipt of the resolution, informs the joint boards that,   " I do  not think we would be inclined to consider any  departure from our original plans,   nor are we  of opinion that any practicable route for a railway can be found  between   the   south   end of  Kootenay Lake   and the  Columbia   River via  the Salmon River,   without going   south into  United States Territory."       The Crow's Nest  Pass Railway- will come to Nelson,   and not to  Rossland.     Such a route is  unqestionably the  one best calculated   to  promote   the trade and  commerce of the countrv generallv.       Nelson   i  The warlike Utterances of the United States  newspaper press continue,   and if  there is not  fight between their country and Spain it   will  not b.e the fault of these hrey writers, who are  doing their best to prove that the present is an  occasion on which the   sword is mightier than  the pen.       The New Whatcom Blade informs  its readers,   by   way   of eiicourageiiieu t,   that  there are 10,378', irS  men in the United States*  liable to military,duty.       These   figures   look  well on paper : nothing ������small' about them, and  the man who would entertain :an .idea   of the.  possibility of failure   -with   such  an   available  force at hand would be denounced as disloyal.  On the same authority  we   learn that the aggregate actual strength of organized,  drilled,  armed  aud   uniformed   militia   in the   United  States is r 13,760 men.  As to the navy, U Commodore Schley's United States flying squadron,  the most formidable fleet of its size ever assembled, is ready   for battle   at   Hampton   roads.  The four ships of the squadron, the Brookly-n,  Minneapolis,   Columbia    and   Massachusetts,  outclass Spain's four best  ships in every' way.  Troops are being mobilized all over the Union.  Illinois naval reserves are under federal orders  The Ohio naval reserves are  ur emergency.  recruitine   a   war brigade  National   guard  &   "-    vi "������������   ���" *t>  troops are held in   readiness  in   every state,"  etc., etc.     The papers and people are gloating  over the prospects of v.   fight.  The outlook for the current year in   Nelson  is particularly bright.      With   increased   railway and steamship facilities, and-  lower   rates  than those heretofore prevailing, the city  will  more than ever be the Winnipeg of the West.  Our local merchants are alive to   the   advantages they enjoy, and with  their   usual   keenness for businsss are preparing  for  a big   increase   in    trade. The   opening up of   the  Crow's Nest Pass railway, which in the course  of a few months   will   be  here,   will'give   us  direct communication  with   the  new   sections  of country now being opened  up.   as  well   as  with    many of  the   established   communities  along the route,   all  of  which   will  get their  supplies from Nelson.      Within the municipal  boundaries many important improvements are  even now going on, such   as   the   opening   up  and   grading  of new   streets,    completing  the  sewerage and  waterworks   systems,   and  pre  paring for building operations. A good deal  of real estate has changed hands of late, at  figures which show that: Nelson is a sound  place in which to.invest. There will be more  building this wear than ever before in the  city's history. Already many contracts have  been let for business blocks, which will be an  improvement even upon those which now  adorn our main .streets, while at least the  erection of three churches is contemplated,  a big addition to the courthouse, C.P.R.  wharf and carshop, improvements to the city  wharf, innumerable private residences, as well  as society and assembly halls. tf There will  also be great activity in mining operations ;  many properties which are now7 but prospects  ���will develop into mines, giving a large amount  of eniolovment.       Nelson    has  never   been   -a  1     -1 ...  boom city, and we hope never will. Her progress, if somewhat slow, is sure, and her merchants enterprising though conservative.  A report went the rounds of the press some  davs ago to  the  effect  Uiat   members   of  the  senate were offered big money-- to   support  the  Yukon Railway Bill, aud leaving the inference  that some of the aforesaid big money had been  accepted.     The news was first  published in  a  Toronto   evening    paper,    and    was    largely  copied  throughout the   Dominion,   and   as a  matter of course found its way into the   newspapers of the United States.     Our contemporaries to the south as well as at home,   made a  great deal of capital out of the item.      Unfor-  tuuately,   however,    the " news-manufacturer,  who was evidently a novice   at   the   business,  mentioned the name of  Senator   Sullivan   as  authority for the statement.       This   little indiscretion on the part of the  amateur   correspondent (the woods are  full of these  fellows)  was fortunate for the reputation of the senate,  but unfortunate for the lying scribe.     Senator  Sullivan denies  the   story :   he  did   not   make  such    a    statement,    aud  there    is   no   truth  whatever in it.       Bribery   has   not  worked in  the past, and will not work now, in the senate  of Canada.       The   high   standing of the men  composing the upper chamber  is   such   as   to  keep them above suspicion  in this  particular,  and should the da}- ever dawn when  it can be  shown that they can be influenced by bribery,  the senate would become a thing   of the   past.  It is well that the character of the   senate has  been vindicated bv the member   whose   name  r  was mentioned in connection with the report ;  but it should not be allowed to rest here. The  fabricator   should   be    taught    a    wholesome  lesson -that he cannot  with   impunity   attack  a responsible boclv, even though he make a  couple of cents a line out of it.        The  Yukon  ra-r-nm t �����-��� sri a '"rt" if r'.-i ������ "�������� if a H .. J'l.,5.. ���fjJ.-A ^JiVfe^'ltf^V^SrW. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Railway Bill was thrown out because it was  demonstrated that the, bargain hastily made  with'.th;e; contractors,was such a one: as would  not be fair to the country at large. The  terms were altogether too liberal, and when  the bill was sent tip to the senate for approval  it was to approve or reject it. That the bill  was rejected is satisfactory to all who have  studied its provisions.  The   City Council have   at last decided   to  devote a little  attention to the   park   and   recreation grounds.    We have repeatedly drawn  attention to the subject, and from time to time  have given  space to   the   opinions of correspondents upon the necessity of improving the  property.   Although the season has as yet hot  fairly opened, a number of athletic clubs have  been organized and practice has commenced.  The recreation grounds, in their  present  condition are not   fit   for   anything   but   a rough  and tumble  game  of football :  the   surface is  uneaven   and   strewn   with   logs.       City Engineer McCulloch  has been  instructed   to   re-  port as to the best means of making the place  presentable, and we  have   no   doubt   he   will  find that an expenditure of a  couple   of  hundred  dollars   wall   go   a    long    way., towards  levelling the ground and clearing it of its present obstructions.    The space is ample for any  of the popular games, while from the elevated  bank   at   the south side   spectators can enjoy  an excellnet view of all  that  goes   on.     Now  that Water Street   is   being   graded   through  the park, a beautiful walk  will   be   provided,  and the council have wisely7 decided to expend  a little money upon improving the   surroundings.     It   is   a   pity7  that this action was not  taken sooner,   as a large number   of splendid  shade trees were cut down during the   winter  for firewood.     The place is at present covered  with dead w7ood and stumps,   but  when   these  are removed it will be rendered very attractive.  Such a breathing spot was sadly needed,   and  we congratulate the council upon   their action  in taking the initial step in the matter.     Now  that they have the good work in hands, would  it not be well that they should go a  little   further and make some   arrangement   by^   which  we might have   an   occasional   musical  treat ?  There is now a band stand on   the recreation  grounds, but it is never occupied by   those for  whom it was intended.    We are informed that  the stand is practically private property, having   been    donated   bv   Mr.    Lawrence   some  couple of years  ago.       It   needs   repairing���  possibly a few dollars would  put it   in   order,  and Mr.   Lawrence   would  doubtless   hand   it  over to the city.    The Nelson brass band used  to be a flourishing institution, but for want of  public support it has fallen away-,   until todays  there is in reality little or no effective organization.       Bandmaster   O'Neill,  a  thoroughly  competent   man���an   ex-member   of the  14th  Hussar band���is   at   present   trying to  effect  a   reorganization,   but   he   finds that the    instruments are not what they-   should   be,   and  that it is difficult to   keep   the boy7s   together.  There is, however,  material in   Nelson   for a  first-class band, if somebody- would  only- take  the trouble of putting it on a sound basis.      A  hundred dollars or so yvould   be   required   for  the purchase of instruments, and then a   little  fund would be acceptable for music, etc.      To  keep the bandsmen together a effort might be  made to see that  they   are   kept .'employed-'-���  that,  all  other   things  being  equal,   they   be  given   a preference.       This rule works   well  in   other   municipalities   and   ought   to   give  satisfaction   here.       If the City7 Council as a  body7, or the  members  in   their   private   cap-  acit}7, would take the matter up,   there  would  be 110 difficulty in keeping the   men   in  town  and having a band performance  in   the   park  once or twice a wiiek.       Little   attentions  of  this sort from public men   have a very7  good  effect,   and tend to advance the   interests of a  city by making it more attractive.  The Columbian suggests  that   the   government collectively and individually7" refrain from  "again seeking the outraged suffrages  of the  people."     -In   other   words,  our New Westminister contemporary asks a clean walk over  for the disunited party of  political   incompetents for which it is the mouthpiece.      Oh, no.  The members of the government   would do a  great deal to oblige their friends   of the   Opposition, but really- the Columbian   is   asking  too much on behalf of its friends.       If  by7 no  other means  the  party   it   represents   can   be  placed in power,  then  that   party   must   continue to remain in the cold shades   of opposition. . .- .  The Colonist devotes two   and   a   half columns of its editorial page in- Saturday's   edition, to show" that the people of this city,  in  common with these of the whole coast region  of British Columbia, are face  to   face   with   a  crisis of the gravest  possible   kind."      There  has been a perceptible falling off in the Yukon  travel, and  hundreds   of  gold   seekers   going  north   are   favoring    some    of   the    overland  routes.      The   question   is   put :    "Shall the  trade of the Yukon be controlled for the time  being   by7 United   States   cities   and later    be  carried directly to  Eastern   Canada,   or   shall  British Columbia secure it now and keep it ?"  The question, as our contemporary puts  it,  is  one of " transcendent importance," but not to  " the people of British Columbia."    To secure  the   trade of the northern   gold   fields   is   no  doubt a very important consideration for Victoria and the Colonist, but we fail   to   see   on  what grounds the   people   of  the   Kootenays  should join in the  effort  being   made   by   the  cities of the coast to divert attention  from the  mineral wealth of the interior of the province  that the traders and newspapers of the capital  may- grow rich.    If the Colonist and the other  newspapers of the coast  devoted   a   fractional  part of the energy7 they7 put forth  to  boom the  Klondy7ke, to sounding the substantial  merits  of the Kootenays, the tide of capital and immigration  would  be  flowing   in   this   direction,  instead of to the frozen north,   and   the   maledictions of   thousands    of   unfortunates,    enthused to rashness by the exaggerated stories  of Klondyke wealth as told by-   the   aforesaid  Colonist, would not now be  showTered  on  the  interested   boomsters.      " The   merchants   iu  the cities,"  we   read,.   "' have   experienced   a  foretaste of the great business which they will  do with the North when the full   tide   of development has set in, provided they can secure  the necessary channels of communication.     If  the traffic of the Nortm can be secured for the  Coast cities, the advantage to  owners of  real  estate will be very great, for these cities would  double in wealth   and  population   in   a   short  time.     We would enjoy on the Coast a boom,  w7hich would assume   great   proportions,  and  would permanently^ enhance the value of property of every kind."      We would like to see  the   boom   continue   on, the Coast,   and   the  Yukon  trade   secured   for   the cities    of   the  Coast ; at the same time it would be a greater  advantage   to the   province   generally7   if  the  men going north would be advised to turn in'  this direction.     The mistaken policy of booming the Yukon   countrv instead   of  honestly7  presenting the solid  advantages   of  the   Kootenays, is now being felt at   Victoria,   and   in  this critical moment those responsible for the  deed have our sy-mpathy.  Eastern papers to hand   contain  particulars  of the  terrible fate of a   seal-hunting crew off  Newfoundland.      The steamer Greenland had  just returned, from the sealing grounds.       On  her outward trip she had a crew all-told of 300,  and was not at first successful in encountering  the herds.       On the 21st March, as the vessel  skirted   the edge of  a vast field   of  ice,   they  came upon a section   on which large numbers  of seals were disporting themselves.   The hunters at once   threw7 themselves   upon   the ice,  and all through   the day   worked with   great  success.     Suddenly one of the men raised the  cry7 that the ice upon which they7 were engaged  had broken away from the main bod}-, but the  alarm was sounded   too late to   secure   assistance���the ice drifted away7 from the ship.     As  night came on a storm arose,   and rain fell   in  an icey7 downpour,   changing; into   a blinding  snowstorm, and all night the unfortunate men  drifted   about,   their   clothes frozen    to   their  bodies.       When morning   broke many  frozen  corpses were strewn over the surface of the ice,  while half-unconscious men were hying around  in scores,   and those still   able  to   move were  struggling aimlessly hither and  thither, seeking to keeo life in their bodies.       Fortv-eight  men perished, 23 of w-horn were not recovered  from   the   snow-drifts,   while   70   more of the  p-^rty-   were  terribly7 injured   by the effects of  exposure.     The limbs of the larger number of  the rescued were so   fearfully   frozen that the  amputation of scores of legs and  arms was necessary.     This is a horrible tale of the sea.  A committee of the City- Council have been  visiting a proposed cemetery7 site, at the south  side of the city7, near Cottonwood Creek, and  have come to the conclusion that it is a desirable place for the purpose. The ground is  the property7 of the C.P.R., and if satisfactory  arrangemeuts can be made for its transfer to  the city7, as will no doubt be the case, arrangements will at once be made for taking possession and platting off the new burial ground.  We have frequently7 alluded to the disgraceful THE NELSON ECONOMIST  condition of the present / cemetery,. .���' which is  unsuitable; overcrowded, and sadly neglected.  Within the past few weeks the munificent  sum of $50 has been spent in cleaning up the  place and draining the accumulated water out  of the graves. It is the intention,when the  new site is available, to remoye the bodies  from their present resting place and transfer  them to the better ground. This will have to  be done before the warm weather sets in���if  done at all. At present the burial ground is  in the public park, and does not add to its  natural attractions. In the new cemetery'  order can be enforced and the graves laid out  with something- like symmetry���-an end which  has hot been attempted under existing conditions. Wre trust no time will be lost in  completing arrangements for the taking over  of the new grounds and the clearing of the  old ones. "A properly managed cemetery7  should pay its own expenses, if not be a  source of revenue to the city7.  The President's rnessage  to   Congress   is   a  a great disappointment to many, but by7   cool-  heade'd people it is   favorably   received.     The  message asks Congress to authorize the President to take mersures to secure   the   termination of hostilities regarding Cuba,   and to   secure the establishment of a stable government  there, and to use the military and naval forces  of the United States as may7  be   necessary7   for  those purposes.     The   president says the only-  hope for relief from a condition which can   no  longer be endured is the enforced   pacification  of the Island of Cuba.      The issue is now with  congress, and he awaits   its   action,   standing  prepared to carry7 out every obligation imposed  on him by   his   constituents.     Spain's   decree  for the suspension of hostilities is submitted to  ccngrcss for just and   careful   attention   with  the observation that if the measure attains success, then their aspirations as as peace loving  people will be realized.     If it fails, it   will   be  only another justification for the contemplated  action.     The Maine   incident   figures   prominently in the   message.     Persistent  inquiries  as to the wreck of the Maine in Havana   harbor shows that Spain was not able to   guarantee security   for   foreign   vessels.     Spain,   the  message say7s, has disavowed  any7   connection  with the dis- ster, and has   offered   to   submit  all differences which may arise from the affair  to arbitration.  An effort is made by7 the Tribune to justify  the act of a few who, in the name of the South  Kootenay7 Board of Trade, adopted a petition  in favor of the Kettle River Valley7 Railway-  charter. The Tribune say7s that there were  twenty7 members present at the meeting in  question, but only succeeds in accounting for  fourteen votes, nine of whom, it claims, supported the Corbin resolution. We will accept  the Tribune's figures, for argument's sake,  but wrould respectfully ask do those nine gentlemen represent the opinion of the South  Kootenay7 Board of Trade, composed of seventy7 members ? Of course our contemporary7  will say7 " Why were the remaining 50 members absent ?"    And such   a   question   would  haye considerable force with   the   uninitiated.  We will undertake to supply the answer, '' Be-  (   cause it was not intended that they7 should be;  ]   they, were designedly kept in the dark, so that  in   their absence   the   carefully7   plotted   little  game   might 'be-'played'/'     The  meeting   at  which the petition   in   question   was   adopted  was not  dulyr   summoned.     The secretary7   of  the board was out of town and  for   one  member who happened to be   present   by   chance,  there were two there   to   do  the   work   previously7 agreed  upon.     And   they   did   it.     We  agree with our contemporary,that public opinion in Nelson is strongly7 in  favor   of  railway7,  competition; but priblic opinion  in   Nelson  is  not in favor   of  having   the   trade   of British  Columbia diverted,to the American side,    and  this public opinion was most emphatically7 expressed in the signatures to the   counter   petition circulated in the city7 in the hope of nullifying the evil effects of the   so-called   endorsa-  tion of the   Corbin   scheme   by the   Board  of  Trade.    "During the following week   an   ef:  fort was made by7 thecCanadiau   Pacific people  to have the vote rescinded, and a   meeting   of  the board was ceiled   for the   purpose."     So  says the Tribune, but on what   authority7   we  know not.     The question   was   asked   at   the  meeting referred to, for what purpose   it   was  called, but no answer was   vouchsafed.       The  official notice calling the meeting certainly7 did  not state this as the   object,   nor   was any7   attempt made to introduce the subject.  the snow in Cut-off Camp will not   have died  in vain.. ���:  ���.���:���'  Steamers   arriving   at   Victoria    from    the  north bring details of a  terrible   snowslide  at  Cut-off Camp, some  two   miles   above   Sheep  Camp   on   the  Dy7ea   trail.      Upwards of one  hundred    people    were   overwhelmed   in   the  avalanche,    and   although    willing   rescurers  labored with might and main, it   is   estimated  that seventy-five lives were lost.       Fifty  persons, more or less injured, were dug out from  beneath the   frozen    mass,   but   exactly7   how-  many7 lives were lost or wTho the  unfortunates  were is not known,   and possibly never   will  be.       An   ey7e   witness   to the scene thus describes it :   " The sight was something   appalling.      Dead and wounded were  hauled out of  a great mass of snow,   rocks,   ice,   irees   and  mud which completely covered the   village of  tents that looked so secure at the   foot  of  the  huge slanting wall the day before.       Most   of  the people were in their tents  when  the slide  occurred.     Sleet and rain had been falling for  some time and it was too wet to be outside."  There   is    something    particularly   gruesome  about this tale of woe.     Plere were men safely-  encamped, as they7 thought,   on   their   road to  the land of gold, hurled into eternity7   without  a moment's warning.   Kind Providence spared  them a lingering death, such ls it is feared so  many7 hundred will die in the Yukon   country  this   y7ear.       How7   many7   have   already7   sue-   j  cumbed   to   the  hardships   and   privations of j  j  the winter it   would be   difficult   to   estimate, j  but the death roll must be large.       If  the ter- j  rible accident here chronicled   will   but   have j  the effect of deterring even   a   few   misguided I  men from venturing into that  country   before |  the season fully- opens, those   buried   beneath I  " The British Columbia Chamber pf Mines  has been thoroughly organized, with Dr.  Selwyn, C.M.G., F.R.S., at president, and a  strong and representative executive committee." So we are informed by7 a circular  jusf Issued, and which sets forth that " As it  is of the utmost importance to the mining interests of the province that this chamber  should be made a success, the executive committee rely7 on receiving the hearty co-operation and loyal support of everyone   interested  in   mining   throughout    British    Columbia."  Enclosed is an application form   for   membership,   which   we  are    invited   to   fill , in   and  return,   with   $'5   annual   subscription.      The  headquarters of the organization  are at   Vancouver, from which city its operations will be  directed.      The  objects of the chamber, as revealed by the articles of association,   are very  commendable, but in looking over the list   of  the executive committee we do not think that  Kootenay7 is given that share of representation  to which the most important   mi^hrg^s^ction  of British Columbia is entitled.     The prospectus, if such it can be called, rather leaves   the  impression    that    the     organization    is   one  designed to centre the mining  business of the  province in   Vancouver,   and ��� incidentally-.' to .  have; a   general paternal  eye   on   the   mines  and   those   interested   in   them.        We    have  a Miners' Protective Association in   the   Kootenays, and we feel that the   interests   of the;  district are   iu   better   hands  here than   they7  would be if entrusted to the gentlemen   composing a chamber of mines at Vancouvrr.  A report of the annual meeting of the South  Kootenay   Board   of  Trade   will   be found in  another column.     The principal business was  the   election of officers  for the ensuing   yrear,  and in this particular a very satisfactory selection hasj)een made.       Mr. D.   R.   Robertson  will, no doubt, make   an   able president,  and  will have an efficient colleague in   Mr.   James  Lawrence,   the   chosen   vice-president.       The  Board unfortunately7 lose  the services   of Mr.  H. B. Thomson as secretary-treasurer.     That  gentleman was placed in nomination, but positively7 declined to again accept office,   explaining that he had not at his disposal the time for  the full discharge of the duties.       He   is   succeeded by Mr. J. A. Turner,   the retiring president.       Mr. Turner gave a concise and  very  interesting review   of the work   accomplished  and undertaken   by7 the  board   since   January  last, and   expressed   the   hope  that while the  members would ever be patriotic to Kootenay  they7 would shout <v Nelson first,   last,   and all  the time.''     It is, however, to be regretted that  Mr. Croasdaile's   motion was   not adopted,  as  the application of such a rule as he suggested  would prevent the possibility of snap decisions  and tend to facilitate the intelligent discussion  of business.       The action of  the board in endorsing the efforts of the   School Trustees and  City7 Council to secure a larger grant for school  purposes and   have   Nelson   declared a  school  district, will meet with general approval. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  A MONEY MYSTERY.  In the y7ear 1863,:. which you willremember  was fraught with more excitement   than   any7  other of the civil war,   the firm of Bass,   Williams & Girder, which was doing business in  a town on the New England  coast,   appeared  in the newspapers in connection with a  series  of startling incidents.     The firm dealt largely  in fishermen's supplies and in   fish  and   lumber, and in connection with its   general   store  it had a private bank and the town  postoffice.  George Bass was postmaster, at least in, name;  John   Williams    ran   the    store    and   Joseph  Girder   conducted   the   bank:       The   "head  man ,'' of the firm was Philip Lacy.  who  was  a bachelor and had grown up with  it' from a  boy7.   YHe was implicitly trusted; and any7 one  of the partners would have  suspended one  of  the others as soon as Lacyj.  On the morning of July  5th,   in   the   year  named, one of the employees opened the store,  to find Lacy sitting on  a chair   in   the   back,  w7ith a gag in   his   mouth   and   his   legs  and  arms tied to the   chair.       He was released at  once, but it was an hour before  he  could  tell  his story.       He had  been   in   the habit of remaining at the store until a  late   hour in  the  evening, looking over the books and accounts.  On the previous evening, just after 10 o'clock  and as he was ready7 to leave, he had suddenly  been attacked by7  two-men,   who   inust   have  been secreted in the store with  that  object  in  view.   He was seized from behind and choked  into a   state   of  insensibility7,   and    when " he  recovered he was sitting on  the chair,   bound  and gagged, and the two  men   were   at   work  on the door of the bank   vault.       The   vault  was merely7 a brick closet, defended byr an iron  door, which had none too safe a lock.     There  was no safe inside.       All  the   money   of the  store, bank and postoffice was   placed   in   this  vault at night,  and on   this   occasion   besides  about $30,000 in greenbacks there   were  government bonds amounting to $50,000.  The robbers took Lacy's vault key from his  pocket    and   had the    door    open    in   half a  minute.        Each one   of the firm had a key7 to  the vault, but Girder and Lacy were  the only7  ones to make use of them.     The robbers were  not  masked,   and   made   no effort to   conceal  their identity7.      They7 went about their work  in   the    coolest manner    and  when   ready7   to  depart   did   not   leave   a   10 cent   shinplaster  behind them.     Money7 and bonds were packed  in a satchel, and before going  they  sat   down  to a lunch of crackers  and cheese   and   afterward smoked a cigar.       They  told  Lacy that  the}7 belonged in New York  and   had  had  an  eye on the " plant" for several mouths. They  had done him little injury, and the last   thing  before departing they  removed  the   gag   and  o-ave him a drink of water and  told   him   the  time.      When the man  came to tell his story7.,  it was not questioned in  a   single   particular.  He gave such a close description  of  the   men  that   they    were   recognized   by    the   Boston  detectives as Sam Hastings and Charlie Ford,  two notorious all around crooks.       Indeed   it  became   known    that   the    former    had   been  Trout Flies at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  hanging   around   the   town   for    a month   or  more. ..: .  It was not until a detective w7as   called into  the case that/the  finger of  suspicion   pointed  to   Lacy7.       The   employee   who   found    him  gagged and bound "suddenly-  recollected   that  all the knots were loose and that it was   little  work to throw the ropes off. Lacy had seemed  much exhausted, but this might have been  a  sham.       Lacy7    had   been  heard   to wish for  money to go into   business   for   himself,   had  said he was tired of working  for  other   folks,  had attempted to borrow a   considerable   siim  of moneyr to buy7 a   share   in  a fishing   craft.  Once the tide turned against him it   was   easy  to make out a strong (case.       After  a  week's  investigation the detective  was  satisfied   that  the trusted "head man " had robbed the concern and had   hidden  the    booty7,   and   there  were so many points which  favored this  idea  that Lacy7 was held for the crime.   Three days  after the robbery7 a boat was picked up in the  harbor which had been upset,  and   when she  was righted two dead men were found in her.  That'���they were not ^sailors  was   easy   to   see,  and that the craft had been stolen from a town  a few miles away was soon  ascertained.     The  coroner's jury   decided    that    the    nameless  strangers had taken the boat out for a sail and  O ....  been upset in a squall, and the incident hardly7  provoked comment. There was the key to  the robberv, but no one grasoed'it. It came  to the ears of the detective, but he was working to convict Lacy and paid no attention to  outside matters.  Any7 man who has made a study of crime  will tell you that a perfectly innocent man  often misleads justice or convicts   himself  by7  his demeancr when under   charges.  When  Lacy7 found that his story- was  disbelieved, he  felt so grieved that he sulked   and  refused to  answer   questions    and   thus    made    matters  worse for himself..   There was nothing which  -he could not have explained,   and   yet   when-  asked to explain in order to acquit himself his  silence was construed as a  sure   indication  of  guilt.   TI12 fa:t that he had been fully7 trusted  for twenty od 1 y^ears   went   for   naught   after  the  detective's   report,   and   he  was sent   to  prison to await the action of a   higher   court.  A week before his  trial was   to   come   off   he  hanged himself in his cell.      His   suicide  was  therefore accepted as the strongest proof of all  that he was g'tiilty7.       He  left no  message behind him, but this made  no   difference..       He  had closed the case and   practically   admitted  his guilt, and the public press   dropped   it   at  that   point.       The  firm <vvas  rich   enough to  stand the loss and go ahead, and in a y7e-.ir the  great robbery was a thing no longer gossiped  about.  If Lacy7took the money7 and bonds���and all  were agreed that he did���where did he secrete  them ? That wTas a query7 which kept coming  up daily until after his suicide. Detectives  and others searched in vain for the plunder,  and it was finally7 agreed that he had an outside confederate. This man, whoever he was,  had been admitted to the bank ; he had taken  away7 the plunder  to share  and   share   alike.  Wanted : 1CO00 men to smoke Royal Seal eigars.  That he had not come forward after Lacy's  arrest with money to retain counsel was a  part of the plot; that Lacy had not ' 'peached"  on him was because he hoped to get clear to  enjoy his share of the haul. Everything  worked out nicely to make out a case, and  but for his suicide the man would surely have  gone to state prison for a long term of years.  There was just one man in the firm's employ7r  who did not believe Lacy7 guilty7, and he was  a clerk in the store, by7 the name of Thornton.  So strong was his belief in the prisoner's innocence and so vigorously did he combat the  theories of ihe detective that suspicion was  directed against him, and heW7as discharged.  He, however, secured a place with another  firm in town.  It was a year after the robbery and seven or  eight months after   the    suicide   that   young-  Thornton got up one morning to tell his   employer a queer story.      He  had   gone   to   bed  tired out   and   had slept soundly'-'until   midnight,  when  he suddenly   awoke.       He   had  extinguished the light,   but  y7et   there  was   a  strange light in the room,  and   by7  its   aid   he  saw Lacy sitting by his bedside.,   He held his  nerve and asked the ghost what was  wanted.  Lacy- did not reply, but beckoned him to follow,  and he slipped on his trousers and   shoes   and  followed the wraith.      The   ghost  seemed   to  float along at about four paces ahead and   was  leading  Thornton    directlv    toward   the    old  tumble down fishhouse,when a policeman suddenly seized the young man aud inquired why7  he was abroad at that hour of the night and in  that dress.      With that the spirit disappeared,  and Thornton's explanations were laughed at,  and he was escorted back  to  the  store  as  an  somnambulist.      His  employer could not call  it a dream, because there was the policeman's  evidence,   but  he  ridiculed   the   whole   affair  and. put another clerk  to  sleep   in   the   store.  The young    man    took   a   room   two   blocks  away7, and it  was  a   couple   of weeks   before  anything further happened.      Then one night  soon   after   midnight    he   awoke    with   these  words sounding in his ears :  '' Harry, I did not rob  the ��� safe, but  it was  done b}^ two men, just as I explained.     They  came here in a boat from   M ,   and    after  getting the plunder they7 hid it away, intending to come back later on. They were the  two men found in the upset boat."  When Thornton roused up, Lacy was sitting  beside him as on   the   previous   occasion,   but  almost immediately rose up ar.d beckoned   the  y7oung man to follow   him.       He   passed   several pedestrians,   but    they7    saw7    him    alone.  The wraith took a straight course for the fish-  house and entered it, and did not again   reappear, while Thornton hung   about   for awhile  and then returned to his   bed.        The   tumble  down building was not such a place as he cared  to enter at midnight.  Early7 the next morning he went to the firm  Bass, WTilliams & Girder and told them of  his two midnight adventures, and suggested  that the fishhouse he searched. He was  simply^ laughed at, but he got a policeman and  visited the place, and under a lot of old nets  and refuse they found the satchel which   con- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  taiue'd- all the bonds and every dollar of the  stolen money. The whilom friends of Lacy  were jubilant, but they had. the detective to  deal with again. ��� One" of his theories was  that Lacy hid the satchel there; the other was  that Thornton was his confederate and had  given up the plunder because afraid to touch  it. . So reasonable did this lattei theory , appear that the y'oun'g man was arrested, and  he might have gone to prison had not a crook  n amed - English Joe got lagged and made a  confession. He had known of the plan to  rob the concern and was aware that Hastings  and Ford were to do the job. They were the  men who were lost by the upsetting of the  boat. Articles taken from the dead men's  pockets were identified, and after patient investigation no one could longer dOubt that  things happened exactly as Lacy related.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  .':   Hogan's Alley, April  it.  Deer Tim,���I was telling ye last week that  meself was going   to writea spring   poem    on  our park, but X cant get the muses to help me,  so I must put it off for some other toime.   Meself was telling the boys the pickle   I'm in an'  they all promise to help me,   so that insted ov  having won poem I may be  able to sind ye a  few of thim.        No won man  'id be  able to do  fulljustis to the beauties ov. the place, for as I  ' was telling y7e, Natur, Art and the City Coun-  .   cil all combind to make  it the purtiest spot iu .  creation, barring Kill--'.rney, of coorse.    'Natur'"  started in  an'   did her   part ov . the work all  right, but Art and the City Council   have the  job in hand now, and they7've   put in   a grand  stand an5 a band stand, an' a grave yard,   an'  dotted the place wid shacks an' Chinese wash-  houses, an' other houses, that generally7 go wid  a house.       But as I was say-ing, Tim, ye cant  in   prose do justis to the place at   this   saison  ov the y7ear, whtn the janial   hait ov welcome  spring bids  winter's snow-white   mantel rowl  away7, an' revail all the natural buty an' other  fatures ov the park.     It'll take the poetic j an- "'  ius ov a Bill Burns, a Con Casey, a Billy Herring, a Larry Finn, or the   whole ov them all  rovvld into won, to giv ye any idea ov the pur-  tifulness ov the park an' recreation ground that  we call our own in Nelson.     It must be seen to  be believed.  An' talking ov parks an' spring,   naturally7  makes meself think ov the milliner}7 openiuo-s  I was at last week.       Begorra, Tim, they wor  foine, an' meself dosen't know   which was the  purtiest���the millinery or the milliners.       Ov  all the butyfull flowers ye evir seen   they wcr  there, an' they7 tell me that green an' goold���  the national colors ov owld Ireland-���is all the  fashion this year.       An' why7 wouldn't they7 ?  WThat can be richer than goold in a hat or more  sweeter than green ?      They tell me, too, that  all the latest fashions come from Ireland���the  Killarney7 Echo,   the Donuybrook Dudine, the  Kilkenny7 Castle, the Shandon Shade, theTip-  perary Tip-top, the Mullingar Mushroom,   the  Belfast Bloom,   the Mullinavat Mystic,   an'  a  lot ov others that I cant think ov.  Oh for a sonnet,  On a spring bonnet,  That can make one feel as the wearer feels,  A declaration  Of admiration  That not unbidden through the system steals.  /A sense, of pleasure,  ,        A joy of treasure,       "''��� ,: '  ."���'..  A tiling of beauty to be much admired';  ;; That rare sensation  Of hat creation,  By flowers and feathers and the like inspired.  We're going to'have a new pound here, Tim,  to howld all the stray7, animals that roam about  Nelson. Jimmy-Miles 'ill be the pound-keeper  an' when he's soited on a cayu.se an' fitted out  wid a lassoo,   'till be a purty7 frishky7 streer or  colt that he cant get in.      There's lots of stray7,  baists   around   now.     ,-Twas   only   the Other  noight that won ov them neerly frightened the  loife out ov a frend ov moine.       Me  frencl was  coming in from Bogustown., an' just as   he got  beyant the semetery   he seen something white  rise up from the ground to the size ov a mountain.   He took to his heels as hard as he could ,  an' as soon as he got fornint The Economist  office he stumbled an' fell.      As look 'id have  It, there'was "about ten ov the   prenters there,  an' they all ran out to see what  was the matter.       When they lifted me   frend up he   was  trimbling like   an asspon laif,   and'says', he to  thim, sa37s he, as soon as he com too, ". Where  is he ?"       "Who,"   says   the boys.       " The  ghost," savs me frend.   " I was coming along  be the   semetery,"    say-s   he,   "an'   I   seen  a  Chinese ghost.   Twas only7 the size of a white-  man's ghost   at furst,   but   it  got' as big as a  new year's joss, an* ran after meself as   far as  the ospital.     He's up there now, an' I can see  him.','       The boys armed  thimseives an' wint  for a ghost chase,   but as   soon as   they7 got to  where me frend towld them,   they7 seen   something white, sure enough,   moving   round be  the grave}7ard.       Twas only7   then   their hair  b^gan to stand   ov an end,   ail'   they-   thought  there was something iu me frend's story7.   They  didn't all run, though they felt that way,   an'  won ov them said he couldn't see any7 fun in a  ghost chase.       Just then   a big  white dog ran  out ov won ov   the shacks an'   set up a   howl  that echoed all through the hills.   As bad look  'd have it, he attacked them from the rare, an'  when the}7 did take to run   twas   towards the  graveyard they heded.       All ov a sudden the  ghost bobbed out agin, but this toime they7 wor  right   up   upon   him,   an' be the   light   of the  moon they seeu wid their own eyes,���who do  y7e think-, Tim ?       Well,   y7e wouldn't be after  guessing���Tom   Topley's owld   gray7   mule !  That owld four-legged ghost   frightens   more  peeple than any other ghost that  I knows  ov,  an' when they7 get him into the pound���if ever  they7 do���he'll froighten all the animals there,  A GROWING EVIL.  I observe 'with'.' no   small   apprehension;'of  alarm  that  the   Chinese population   of   the  Kootenay7s is rapidly7 increasing,   and   Nelson  is ho exception to the rule.      I have  seen too  much of the evil effects that   the   presence   of  these   fellows   has on    a community,   not   to  realize the mischief that is sure to  accrue.     It  is folly to suppose that a white man or woman  can compete   successfully7   with   John ��� Chinaman.      Twelve months ago the pig:tails were  hot much in  evidence   on   the   streets   of the  ..city; but todays they are  encountered at  every7  turn, and they7 appear to   be   making   things  hum.     In many7 of the hotels and  restaurants  of Nelson   the Chinaman    has    already7   supplanted the man or woman who   used  to   preside oyer the collinary7 department ; in private  houses, the servant   girl   or   white   help   hes  been dispensed with to make place for  genial  John;   the   laundries   are   looking    for   work  which the Chinaman manages to secure,   and  are not  running   to   their   full capacit}7 ; the  little garden plots about the city7 are  fast  falling into the hands  of the   coolie,   and   if  he  continues to progress at the   present   ratio,   it  is only a matter of time  when   he   forces   the  tailors, the shoemakers,   the   cigar   manufacturers and other local   branches   of industry  supporting white labor,   out   of  the market.  He has clone this in other sections   of  British  Columbia, and he will do it  here   also,   if permitted.     I have got mvself into trouble before  for   the   free expression   of   opinion   on   this  Chinese question, and at the risk of still   further incurring the wrath of those who persist  in giving a preference  to   John  and the   cold  shoulder to the honest man or woman of their  own   race   who   seek    empioy7ment    at    their  hands,Twill renew my7 attack   as   often   as  I  think   it necessary   to accomplish   the   end  I  have in view.   . The people of Sancton are wise  in their generation in   precluding'   the   Chinaman from entering their-municipality.   Would  that the people of Nelson took a similar stand.  Had they- clone so our population today would  be greater by many hundreds.       But   instead  or that ought to be there,  Easter eggs,   Tim,   wor out   ov saison   this  year, an' I clunno what we'd do if the calendar  chaps took it into their heels to  put Easter off  for another   week,   in the presint  state ov the  egg market.       We haven't   main7   cocks an'  hens ov our owii up here in the mountains, so  that we  have to   depiucl upon   Manitoba   an'  Washington burds for our supply.     Even coloring the eggs dosen't make them fresh, an' as  for spring chickens, ��� well, yer nevirsure that  they weren't sprung in the spring ov the dim  an' distant past.   The same way wid the fresh  eggs, Tim.   Ye may be willing to give in that  they were wonst fresh,   for they   have all  the  looks ov fresh eggs,   but yer   eyes   are   apt to  clesaive���yer nose an'.yer taste nevir.  Now, Tim, I'll be after  wishing  y7e   Easter  delights till next week.  Larry  Finn.  of discouraging   Chinese    immigration    they7  appear to encourage it in every7   way  possible  ���even  going   the    length   of   establishing a  Sunday   School   in   which  dear John  is supposed to be taught Christianity   and   English,  that    he    may7   be   made   a more    formidable  competitor than   ever of white labor.      Many  who employ the Chinese help argue that they  do it from necessity, but this to my mind is censurable sentiment, not argument.     We owe  a  duty one to the other, and a part of that duty-  is to encourage our  own   people   in   our   own  country.       The   Chinaman   is   a decided  impediment  to   progress   in   a   country7   such  as  ours, aud as such he should  be  avoided   as   a  plague.     1 would go the length of  favoring  a  boycott of houses that employ7 Chinese in preference to white labor.     Nothing short of this  will have the desired effect, in the absence of a  very7 strong   public sentiment   being   aroused  against the Chinaman,  Tknto.  Fishing rods and nets at Thomson Stationery Co.,   Lt'd.  '7*  TX^iXfr{-^a]��^;j\)&^^&  tC^ftj'^'jrW*,  ���If   ..  w\, THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE CITY COUNCIL,  The weekly meeting of the City Council was  held on Monday7 afternoon, Mayor Houston  presiding. Aid. Gilker, Hillyer, Malone and  City Engineer McCulloch w7ere also present.  The May7or reported having, in company7  with some members of the council, visited the  proposed new cemetery7 site at the south side of  the city between the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway7 right-of-way7 and Cottonwood Creek,  and found same to be suitable for the purposes  of a burial ground. The committee recommended that the city engineer be instructed to  survey the ground, so that they may be in a  position to approach the C.P.R., the owners of  the property7, on the subject, and ascertain the  conditions  on which   the city   can   secure the  site.     ���  The recommendation w7as adopted.  Tenders were opened for the building of a  retaining wall'on Stanley7 Street abutting the  Phair Hotel. The tenders ranged from $539  to $835 for the wall, and from 30c to 60c per  yrard for excavation.  The council considered the figures too high,  and decided to do the work by7 day labor.  The City7 Engineer was instructed to prepare an estimate of the cost of clearing and  levelling the recreation grounds.  The Mayor explained that the athletic clubs  of the city7 were anxious that the grounds  should be put in order.  Aid. Hillyer suggested that $200 be devoted  to the clearing of the underbrush and dead  wood in the park. 'Such an expenditure  would greatly7 improve the place.  This was approved of.  A motion was passed for the opening up of  Carbonate, Silica and Mill streets from Hen-  dryx street east to the city7 limits, and that all  other streets be cleared of stumps and logs.  A by--law imposing a charge of $50 on contractors using any portion of the public streets  for material during building operations, was  introduced by7 Aid. Malone, and passed its  committee stage.  It was decided to build a retaining wall on  the east side of Ward street at Silica.  ��� A by7-law7 taxing fire insurance companies  doing business in the city7 $2 per annum w7as  introduced and run through the first stages.  A number of accounts were passed and the  council adjourned.  SPORTS  At a largely7 attended meeting at the Hotel  Hume on Wednesday7 evening last the Nelson  Lacrosse Club for the season was organized,  and as many7 of the best play7ers of last ye?r are  still enthusiastic for the sport, and some excellent lacrosse men have since then settled in  the city7, there is every prospect of a brilliant  season. The new blood includes such men as  Gray7 and Billy7 Barlow, who contributed so  largely7 to the success of the New Westminster  team last year ; Archie Bald and McVeigh of  the Ottawa lacrosse team, and Vanstone, who  held his own against all comers at Chicago.  Such    men    as   these   would   be   an   acquisi  tion to any7 club, and Nelson is fortunate in securing their services; Mr, J. Hired Hume,  has offered a silver cup by way7 of giving an  impetus to the sport, and for the possession of  this trophy Nelson, Kaslo, Rossland, Slocan  and Spokanewdll be offered an opportunity7 of  competing. The first match for the cup will,  it is expected; be played on May7 24, but arrangements have not of course as yet been effected. The recreation grounds are being put  in order, and a vigorous practise will at once  be inaugurated.  FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT  A number of cricketers met at the office of  Brougham & McDonald, barristers, last week  and organized the Nelson Cricket Club. The  annual subscription was fixed at $5 per annum, and the following officers were elected :  W. F. Brougham, president; John Eraser,  hon. see.-treas. ; Dr. G. H. H. Symonds and  Messrs. C. M, Brown, John Elliott, E. C,  Senkler and F. A. Macrae, committee of management. Those desirous of joining the club  are requested to give their names to ^ny of  the above. There is good material in Nelson  for a cricket club and from present indications  it is safe to predict a strong organization.  The local aquatics are getting everything  into shape for a good season's showing. A  movement is on foot to purchase a couple of  first class out-riggers. Seme gccd beat racing  may be looked for.  YMIR.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  Will B. Shaw, of the Hall Mines smelter,  has been spending a few day7s in town.  A company has,been organized here called  the t( Ymir development Co." They7 will deal  in developed and undeveloped property.  Soecial Easter services were held in both of  the churches here on Sunday7. The Methodists had the church nicely7 decorated with  lillies and evergreens.  Considerable difficulty was encountered in  taking the machinery7 up to the Tamarac  mine on account of the snow7 being very soft,  but the boiler is now in position and work is  being pushed getting the plant into working  order.  The Ymir is laying off a number of men on  accouut of the property7 being nearly7 in a  developed   condition. During    the   winter  three tunnels have been driven, one being  over 700 feet. The ledge has been cross-cut  from the foot wall to the hanging wrall every7  fifty7 feet, aud a raise has been driven every  100 feet. The company has thousands upon  thousands of tons of ore in sight. The erection of a stamp mill will soon follow.  Business of all kinds is looking up here,  especially7 in the mining line, and the indications are that Ymir will be a live camp this  summer.  A. W. Sheppard has resigned from his  Presbyterian charge and will go back to college. The church managers have not decided  y7et to whom they7 will extend a call.  The Royal Seal  is  manufactured   by  the  Kootenay   Cigar  Company of Nelson, B. C  Charles Burritt, a pressman employed at the  Miner office, and William McMorris,   a   compositor, left town about noon on Monday,0 on a  fishing expedition.     They  were   both   expert  canoeists, the former having   held   the��� championship of the   lakes.     They   paddled   along  in the direction of the rapids, which they shot  in safety, as they had often done   before,   and  having fished the waters for a couple of hours,  started homewards.     In making the ascent  of  the rapids, however, their frail   craft  became  unmanageable, the  prow catching in the  current, and swinging the boat around.     In their  efforts   to right her, the canoe upset, throwing  its occupants into the   current.     Poor   Burritt  wras no swimmer, aud realizing that  his   only  hope was to hold on to the overturned craft,he  frantically7 endeavored to do so.   He succeeded  in straddling her, but the strong current swept  them towards the bluff, and being   caught   in  the eddy7 they7 were again forced back.     While  Burritt was   holding on   to   the   canoe,   McMorris was in the water trying to tow her  in,  but a floating log   struck   him,   severing   his  hold.   McMorris then struck out for the island,  leaving his companion clinging to   the   canoe.  As he reached the landing place,   thoroughly7  exhausted, he looked b&.ck only   to   find   that  Burritt had been swept   away7.     The   accident  occurred about four o'clock in the evening and  shortly after six Mr. W. A.  Jowett   and   Mr.  Day happened to be taking a row in the vicinity7   of the   rapids.      Seeing   McMorris,   they7  hastened to his   rescue,   and  learned   the  sad  fate  of  poor   Charlie   Burritt.     They   pulled  about in the vain hope of  seeing  the missing  one dead or alive, but all they cculd find   was  the canoe eddying  round   and   round   in   the  agitated waters.  accident into their boat these  hastened to town, and reported what had occurred. As quick as the news spread boats  were manned for the scene of the accident, for  there was no more popular young man in town  than he whose dead body it was hoped to find.  Until after dark the search was continued  in vain, and yesterday7 morning wras  again resumed. The grappling irons w7ere  plied but, so strong is the undercurrent  that they were swayed about in all directions.  Last night there were little prospects of recovering the body7, and the general impression is  that it will not be discovered until in the natural course of events it rises to the surface.  Charles Burritt w-as a young man of about  22 years of age, and was deservedly popular.  He has been in Nelson for the past five years.  His parents reside in Vancouver, and the sad  news was wired to them on Monday night.  Among those at the scene of the accident yesterday7 morning w7as William McMorris, who  so narrowly7 escaped a like fate.  A number of those interested in lawn tennis are agitating for the establishment of a  lawn tennis club in Nelson in the near  future.  Taking the survivor of   the  gentlemen  Wanted : 1?000 men to smoke Royal Seal cigars  Trout Flies at Thomson  Stationery Co., L'td. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  BOARD OF TRADE  The annual meeting of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade was held /yesterday evening in  the board room, J. A. Turner, president, in  the chair.,     There; was   a large attendance of  members.  The annual report of the president wTas read,  setting forth that the first meeting was held  on the 5th of January, when 16 members w7ere  enrolled. There, were seven meetings held  since, and there was now a membership of 70.  The work done by the board during this  period was briefly reviewed, and the report  concluded with the hope that politics and personalities would be avoided ; that all would  work in the interests of the Kootenays, but  shout for Nelson first, last and all the time.  The election of officers was' then" proceeded,  "'with.  -���''��� Mr. Houston nominated Mr.   D. R." Robertson as president. ''.'���.'��� ;.'..  Mr. Newling seconded the nomination, and  no other name; having been mentioned In connection with the office, Mr. Robertson was  declared unanimously elected.  The president elect took the chair and  thanked the board for the honor conferred.  Mr. James Lawreuce was declared unanimously7 elected vice president.  The re-election of Mr. H. B. Thomson as  secretary-treasurer was.moved, but he declined  to continue in office, not having time to devote to the duties.  A discussion ensued as to the office of  secretary and treasurer���-as to whether it  should be filled by one man or two, and if a  salary was to .attach. It was ultimately  decided to have one man fill the dual office.  Mr, Russell proposed that Mr. J. A. Turner  be appointed secretary-treasurer.  Mr. Hirsch proposed Mr. H. P. Christie for  the office.  Ballot papers were handed round, resulting  in the.  election   of   Mr.  Turner  by    a    large  rnaj ority.  The board then proceeded to ballot for  twelve members, to form the council for   the  year.  There were sixteen nominations.  While the ballot papers were being counted  Mr. Croysdaile moved, in accordance with  notice of motion, that three clear days notice  be given of any meeting of the board and that  the notices convening said meeting set forth  the special business to be brought forward.  Mr.   Houston moved  in amendment that a  committee   of three be appointed to revise  the  bylaws.  The president ruled this out of order, as  also a direct negative moved by  Mr.   Turner.  After some discussion the motion was put,  and a show of hands taken, with the result  that it was declared lost.  Mr. Houston then put his amendment in  the form of a direct motion. It carried, and  Messrs. Houston, Fletcher and Turner wrere  appointed a committee to revise   the  by-laws.  The report of the scrutineers showed the  following elected as council : Messrs. Croas-  daile,    Thomson,   Evans,    Irvine,    Houston,  Fletcher,   Proctor,    DesBrisey,   Holt,   Grant,  Gibson and Kydd. _ :  Mr. Turner mentioned that Mr.   Buchanan,  was going to Ottawa on behalf of  the   Kaslo  Board of Trade and city, to  advocate   an   inx-  port duty on lead and lead products,   and had  expressed his willingness to act for Nelson if so  authorized. \  On motion of Mr. Peters it was decided to  authorize Mr. Buchanan to act, and to arm  him with the resolution on the subject recently adopted by this board.  Mr. Johnson and Dr.   Arthur,   school   trustees, asked the board to endorse the action   of  the city council in asking the   government to  .increase the schooLgrant to $6,000, and make  Nelson a,school district. ' "."���        .  "  The proposition was unanimously endorsed  and the meeting  adjourned.  LOCAL NEWS;  " A .government grant is being asked for the  recently7 established school of mines ..in:-. Rossland. . ;������..������  The powerful tug boat, built by Elliott &  Hale,; was launched yesterday from the ways  at Bogustown.  Good Friday and Easter  Monday7. were ,6b-:  served as- general holidays in   Nelson.    - The  weather was charming and the  ladies  all   appeared in their new spring bonnets.  A contract has been let for the painting and  general improvement of the  Roman   Catholic  church, audit is on the tapis to   erect  a   new  and more commodious building,   worthy7   of a  "growing congregation;  The murderer, Davis, still takes it easy7,  pending his execution, which takes place on  the 22nd inst. Admission.,to th^ hanging will  be by7 ticket issued by7 the sheriff. The number permitted to be present -will be limited.  For the first time in Nelson's history.a  street roller made its. appearance yesterday.  It is an improvised affair, but does effective  service in levelling Baker Street where recent  deposits have been made to improve the grade.  Arrangements have been almost perfected  for the building of a Baptist church in the  city.       Services sre at present    held   in   the  schoolhouse, but so rapidly7 is the   congrega-  <~  t-. ���     -\ra  tion   growin  o- under the care of Rev. Mr.  Welsh that increased, and more suitable accommodation becomes a necessity.  Charles Malmberg, a Swede, who  has lived  in and around   Nelson for the  past five years,  dropped dead in the Kootenay  Hotel   on  Saturday night at 11 o'clock.     The deceased had  been in failing health   for   a   long   time   past,  but his chief trouble appeared to be  with   his  eyes   the sight of which  he had almost   lost.  He was in the habit of strolling around   town  in fine weather, and dropping  in   here,   there  and everywhere as   the   notion   struck    him.  Malemberg was a man  of about forty years of  ao-e    The matter was reported to the coroner,  but   as   deceased   had    been    under    medical  treatment for   a   long   time,    an inquest was  deemed unnecessary.      "XitoyaTseal after dinner is a luxury.  Gustavas Blinn Wright,  a   well-knowh old   ;  timer, died at Ainsworth on Friday last.  Work is progressing favorably on the Odd  Fellows building. V The foundation is now  about complete, and a large staff of workmen  is employed.v No time will be lost in finish- .,,.' .  ing the hall, which will be one of the most imposing buildings in the city7.  Another sawmill was started .in Nelson on  Monday7. It is situate on the waterfront east  of the recreation grounds, ai\d Is run by R. .;'.',���  Stu.ckey7. The present capacity is about 5000,  but it is intended to raise it to 15,000 and to  introduce planing and sash and door plant. It  is expected the machinery7 for these branches  of the business will be on the ground in a few  days'.:   > "-,'. ;;.c;."..- y'^/.:/:\,y;\r^,\'::-  The Customs returns for the past week show7  the shipment of ores to have been 1,727 tons,  valued approximately at $165,217V The Hall  Mines smelter shipped 69,835 pounds copper  and 80,956 pounds lead bullion. Kaslo and  Rossland hjving been created ports since the  1st of April,���������the shipments from these/points  are not included, as heretofore, in the returns. .;���...  Considerable commotion was caused the  "other night by7 the ringing of the fire alarm.  It had been arranged that the bell was to be  pealed for a moment or two, as a time test for  the brigade, who were having a practice. As  soon, however, as the fire laddies with the  apparatus had left the hall, some one who  _would, like to pass as.a practical joker, handled the bell rope -vigorously, causing, great  commotion on the streets.1 It is to be hoped  this sort of joke will not be repeated.  Mr. Jbhn Blaney7 has been appointed   agent ���  for the Kootenays for the Imperial Publishing  Co. of Chicago, and is now introducing a few  of  their   most   recent   works,  including War  with Cuba, by Henry^Davenport Northorp and  Senor Gouzolo de Quesada ;  also Dr. De Witt  Talmage's most   attractive   work,   The Earth  Encircled.     Both these volumes are profusely-  illustrated, and beautifully7 bound.   Mr. Blaney7  is taking orders very7 rapidly7,   so that there is  every  opportunity   for   the people of  Kooten-  any  getting thoroughly7 posted on the Cuban  war and the pleasures of encircling the earth.  The Kaslo seduction case  was again   before  the court yesterda}7.      Johnson,   the accused,  was brought from the gaol and placed   in  the  dock, and his unhappy victim, child in   arms,  in the witness box.     W. J. Gallaher appeared  f'jr Johnson and  W. A. McDonald,  Q.C., for  the Crown.       Judge   For in presided,  and the  court,   as   is   usual on such    occasions,    was  crowded.       The    unhappy    woman    told  her  story again in broken English,  and   a   coupie  of witnesses were examined in   corroboration.  Mr. Gallaher raised the point that iu  cases of  seduction  it was   necessary7 to   have   positive  and corroborative evidence as to age, etc., and  this was not produced.      The defendant is an  orphan, and her mother and   relations  are   in  j   Finland, so that such  evidence  could   not be  j   secured.     Judge Foriu  adjourned the case for  I   a week to consider the point raised,   and  also  j   as to his power to try7 a case which  had   been  I   before a judge  of the   supreme   court.       He,  I   however, left the impression  that had he  the  !   power to act, he would  give   the  prisoner the  j   full penalty of the law. .8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  The millinery openings  are now  nearly7 all over, so far as   Nelson;is  concerned.      At no other period in  ,    the   history7   of the   city7    has   this  great spring advent  been  heralded  by7 preparations   so   complete,   and  that the display fulfilled the expectations of the most exacting   there  is little reason to doubt.      All  the  newest things on the  market were  well represented, and judging from  these it    would   seem, that   while  Dame Fashion has not dejreed any  very7 decided change   as   compared  with  last spring for instance,   she  has    introduced   a   few    novelties  , which will become very popular���  not for novelty7 sake, but because of  the beauty and utility7 they7 possess.  Heretofore we have  had   much   to  complain of as to   the   weight   of  hats.      This  was inevitable owing  to  the amount of trimming   piled  on, but mow everything possible is  done to reduce   ;he   weight   ar.d at  the same time make no  sacrifice as  to the amount   of trimming   used.  The   spring   and   summer   hat   is  light and broad  rimmed,   some of  the "more popular shapes projecting  in front so as to  afford   the   necessary protection to the face.       Poppies, especially the red shades, are  in great demand,  scattered loosely7  over   large leghorn   hats,   relieved  by7 great  fluffy  rosettes,   bows and  ruffles   of white   or cream chiffon,  white ribbon and plumes   of white  c strich feathers.      There are some  beautiful shades of red  geranium,  also,  which   are   very   effective   in  combination     with     dark     colors.  Light   and   medium,    rather   than  dark effects, in grey7 are  pleasingly7  conspicuous,   as   is  also    torquoise  and azurine,   cold-looking,   but attractive   shades   of   medium blue.  variety7.   Among the prettiest things  to be found there are some plaid effects tastefully7 worked and very becoming.      Here   again    the   broad  leghorn and feathers are in evidence  and some beautiful open straw work  that gives a very7 airy7  appearance..  The millinery  establishments   of  Nelson  are fully7 up   to   date,   and  the large number of ladies who   at-  tended the openings are unanimous  in their verdict that enterprise such  as that displayed is entitled  to   the  liberal  patronage   which   they7   are  determined to award.    The    goods  have evidently 'been secured in the  best markets, with the   result   that  there is nothing new or fashionable  that has not a place on the invoice.  Spring goods have arrived comprising all the  latest novelties in tweed suitings, fancy worsteds and panting at Ross's.  REMOVED . .  ���  ���  he Paradise of the Hacific.  9*  A lecture description of the scenery and  people of the Hawaiian Islands, illustrated  by 70 colored views .will shortly be given  toward the English Church Building Fund.  ���  4&  E  begs  Mrs. J. E. Aubrey  1   c  to inform her numerous  customers that she has removed her Dressmaking  Parlors from the Hilly7er  Block to rooms over Farley & Simpson's Grocery7  Store.  "'-.���  Mrs. J. E. Aubrey.  Dressmaking.  constantly7 arriving  and on hand.    The  latest in Foreign  patterns of  Tableware in China and Glass.  WINE, SHERRY, CHAMPAGNE AMD BEER GLASSES  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried Fruits and Meats.  MIC!  J. SQUIRE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  Fashionable, Fitting,   Fancy and  * First-Class.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings  ......  The green tones are more varied  than usual, ranging frc m the popular water green to foliage tints. A  series of cerise pinks are decided  favorites and so are tie geranium  varities. The flowers are prettier  than ever, and vie with feathers,  aigrettes, wings, etc., for the first  place.  Mrs. McLaughlin shows some  beautiful leghorns with flower and  feather effects, and an endless variety7 of straw, gaUze, chiffon in all  the more popular shapes. Some of  the children's and misses' hats are  also as novel as they7 are pleasing.  Among the new shapes is the Panama sailor, and a modification of the  bell crown, which are very becoming.  The Misses Mooney have a big  consignment of very attractive  goods. One of their pretty7 things  is the Klondyke, a large leghorn  with a profusion of white ostrich  feathers and flowers. Trimmed  sailor hats are very dainty7, as are  also similar shapes in Java straw.  The Strand and Nansen are two  other makes which ?.re bound to be  popular. The Vjictoria poke is a  children's hat, trimmed w7ith ost-  trch tips.  Miss Buckley7's show   room   contains   many   gems   in   its   pleasing  Miss V. Sullivan has opened  dressmaking parlors over Mills &  Lott's fruit store, corner of Ward  and Baker Streets, where she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.  Fit and finish guaranteed.  ISS V. SULLIVAN.  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  Up-to-date  Millinery....  Call to see Miss Mooneyes display  of millinery at A. Ferland's dry7  goods store,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  ALL THE LATEST LONDON  AND   PARIS  FASHIONS.  GEO.  H.  KEEFER, Proprietor.  First=class in every particular. Merchants'  Lunch a Specialty from 11:30 to 2 o'clock. Dinner 5  to 8 o'clock.  OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, -        -        -        BAKER ST.  Miss Mooney has just received a large consignment of Millinery and  Fancy, Goods direct  from the East.  In   all   the  latest   fashions;   orders  promptly7 executed.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  4$^  I  A full and well selected stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    .    BRANCHES AT    .    .  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  Successors to Neeland   Bros.  re framing  Landscape Photos  PIANOS AND MUSICAL GOODS.  Traves  Block  Baker Streec. j Baker Street  Nelson  Call at the Fern Cigar Store,  Ward Street, and take a cigar.  The best brands always in  stock. THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  SHORT STORIES:  Peter  Carroll,   of Pictou,   N. S.,  who is the possessor of a   Klondike  Georgia, in his speech -.'at. the last  Atlanta Exposition,'' that the .occasion might be an entering wedge  which would bring 'about   a   more  who is the possessor or a   j^ionaiKe -, ~~ ������.. -   ���^���, ^r^th   n-nrt  .     ���,   ,            i    r i ���       -L.-1-i. nortM   nmtv  between jNortn   ana.  sleeping bag, boasted of his   ability P-rtec\.,unu> ,utu\ccl.  ...     ,L ������'��� to,   .--i-*3     .-,���..;..'-,i_- :^a :.^" 4-u��: Smith.   '              :           .-������. ���  , "ry���&   "~r>>   ~~. --.���- ���       ..        -  to spend the night on the ice in  the  harbor. The talk resulted in-a .wager,  as to the utility   of the   bag.  in   an  emergency.. To make the   test   Carroll   travelled out.on the   ice   some  distance, and tying"'.the   bag   about  him lay down to sleep.    He was not  seen again till daylight next  morning, when he turned up at the hotel  so hoarse that he .-was.barely able to  ask for something to warm him up.  In;.'the '-meantime   the   .'commercial  'man with .whom   he   made   the   bet  had taken the early71 r'-iin out of to wn,  and as no money had   been   put   up  the laugh was very much on Carroll.  One eve ling- Isaac Bromley   was  tat a billiard saloon, accompanied by7  "a friend.   An  accomplished amateur  ���was'displaying  marvellous skill   at  the game.    'At   Ike's   request   the  friend introduced him to the player.  "Mr.   Squat,"   said   Ike,    " really  y7ou are one of the most remarkable  players I ever met. "     \l Scott,'' said  the playrer and the friend, simultaneously.       "No," said Ike, gravely  and'-firmly, " a man who  can   play  billiards   like   that  must   spell   his  name with a q.  Cowes' famous yachting; serge', in -black* and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at  Ross's. ������'.""   ohey'tb. L.oa  ' We have'just receiyed our Ladies'   Spring  Capes   and^^  there has been delay in their reaching here, we will sell them      ,  y      ,;    ' at a very small margin.   .,  A nice iot of chiffons and veiling in this consignment  The 'Canadian Mutual Loan & Investment  Co., of Toronto, Out., advance money on reasonable terms for building or on improved  property.'in Kelson. For lull information  apply to ������'.'''  STEWART ct LENNOX, '  Turner ctBoeckh block. ' Agents.  The latest designs in-Dress Goods,  also  some  of the  ..������..���'.���" Silks for blouses at  n  ewest.. colors in  IF YOU WANT Y01" R  "    C .   "��� '  m  p n n  ..REMOVED QUICKLY CALX  1  lb Lb  1  buWdli 0- LSUllliliSlO LA|JiGOO  Baker Street  Nelson, B^C;  If JII  1 in  > H^  ..\  j  Jd��\  Baker St., front of Dominion  Express Office.  net:  Quick deliveries a specialty.  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Hereafter the subscription rates to The Van-  p.onv e r D a i 1 y a n d S em i - w e e k 1 y World will,f b e  as follov: s : ���.������'.'"..'���',  Dailv edition, "'by mail, per annum . .. .$ r> 00  Corner Baker and Stanley ;Sts.9  ���9  son.  50  S  has he   clone  ������Ill6)  X"  Do.       six '.mo'u't.hs  Do.       per month ..;..-   The Semi-Weekly edition, mailed, per  ami uni  ? 1 00  For six months         00  Advance   payments  insisted   upon  in   every  instance.  The foreign postage (that is   to all   countries  outside   of  Canada.,    Newfoundland ' and   the  United States) will he added to the subscription  rates.  Sample copies supplied on application.  Address:  "THE WORLD,"  J.  C.   R/lcLAG^N, Vancouver,   B.C.  Manager.  >on?t  s,  an  Drget that we are the largest importers  dealers in men's shoes of a!! kinds. ...-  Aunt Chenw Mallory was re-  ce itly put on the witness stand to  tell what she knew about the annihilation of a hog by a passenger locomotive. After being sworn she  was asked by the lawyer if she saw  the train kill this hog. " Well,"  said the lawyer, " tell the court in  as few words as possible all you  know about it." "I kin do dat  in a might}- few words," said Aunt  Cherr_v,   clearing   her   throat,   and  US    '  ��� Optician and Watchmaker,'  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  @  fc5  if  1  3ZE  1^  I Corner-Josephine and  Latimer Streets.  s  R..G. JOY, Prop  -rea  eiivere  rt  annactaa  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Baker Street; C  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan, Stanley Street; and Mauriue  Grocery, Hume Addition.  Cherry,   ^rl%*%J^d  ^   The   onlv   first-class   saloon  in the | Ask YourCrocer for Joy's Bread.  with one eye on the judge and   one - . ������  on the lawyer, she said,  tooted and tuck 'im  Hit jus1  i)  The    Choicest    Liquors  always  in  stock.  Mixed    drinks   of   all  specialty.  kinds   a  All the best brands   of cigars are j jg    j\jow   Open  �� ���* i i  Sir Boyle Roche is best known to  fame as the man who   smelt   a   rat,  saw him   floating   in   the   air   and  nipped him in the bud, but a writer  iu the   current    Cornhill    has    unearthed   some   less   familiar    bulls j  from the same eminent source.   For !  example, discoursing  on   the   rela-  lations between   England   and   Ire-  land, Sir Boyle declared   that   " he j  is an enemy to both kingdoms who !  wishes   to   diminish   the   brotherly j XV  affection of the two sister countries.''  This however, is no better than the \        D. A. HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  benevolent wish Of the  Governor Of, J.->si.pliMieSt..   -    l'.etween IWiker and Victoria  to  M.  D.  HUflE,  Manager.  e Public .  The  Manhattan  Xeu- Building. New Furnishing-.   Steam Heat in every Room  Everything   Strictly    First-Class,    Large    and    \VelM,.ghtecl  Sample Rooiiisl  Corner Vernon  and Ward  Streets.  S   Jim__r_BTT*! IO  THE NELSON -ECONOMIST  i \  !  I  I  GENERAL NOTES.  The Bank Of England has -increased''its'- rate, of discount from  three to,four per cent.o  The first hack for service on the  streets of Skagiiay was taken up  on the last trip of the steamer City  of Seattle.  K. L. Burnett, P. L.S., has organized a boy's brigade in connection with the Presbyteriair church,  at Rofss'land.  ' Protests have been filed against  the member elect from Lennox,.'liberal,' and, Erontenac, conservative,  waking 51 protests to date, eight  more than  1898.  R. G. McConnell, . the recently  appointed provincial mineralogist,  is expected to arrive in Victoria to  assume his new duties on May   1st.  The ice on the Eraser river above  Soda Creek has begun to loosen up  audit is expected that in a few  wieks the whole river will be open  for navigation.  Active steps are being taken for  the erection at Montreal ol a splei.-  did $20,000 monument to the late  Premier Mercier; leader of the  the French Nationalist movement.  A lire at Peterboro' on Saturda3r  destro)Ted the factor}- occupied by  G. Walter Green,   pump   manufac  turer and  is $4,000.  wood woiker  he  loss  You are the Royal Seal, who am I ?  The Kootenay Belle.  LICENSE AUTHORIZING fi*J EXT RA-PR 3\f| fg.  CSAL COMPANY TO .CARRY ON  BUSINESS.  Companies' Act, 1SH7.  CANADA: \  i'KOVl.N(:K OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA. \  No 40-97.  mit IS is to certii*  -*- Ex ]>! oral ion  orized and license;! toearryon business within  ���the Provdnco of British Columbia, and to carry  out or effect ail or any  of   the  ol.ije-.ts   herein-  tiiat " The British  Syn.di e a t e, LA in itod,  Kootenay  ' is auth  or prospect for.  , win. purchase or  ���es and substances of  1,  excavate.  o tiier wise  the earth  after set forth to winch the legislatixe -authority 01 tr.e Legislature of British Columbia  extends.  The head ofhee of.tiie Com j any is situate at  'ill, Bucklersburv, iu the Citv ot"' London, England.  The amount, of the capital of the Company is  ��111.00','', divide;! into K'.ooo .-hares o;'��l each.'  Tlie head office of the Company in this Province is situate in Nelson, and henry Brough-  ton Thom^n. Free Miner, whose address is fhe  city of ..Nelson aforesaid, is the attorney Lor the  Company.  Tlie objects for which the Company lias been  established are: ���  (a.) To   search  quarry,   dredge.  obtain mines, ores and substances of tlie eart!  in British Columbia .or  in   any  other   part  o  tlie world, and to extract, reduce, wash, crush  smell, manipulate and treat the same    and  by!  'any process or means whatsoever obtain   go id", j  silver   and   other   metals,    minerals, -precious |  stone- or other valuable substances therefrom, !  or.prepare the same for market.   and   to   carry j  on   the   business   of miners  and Workers  and I  wir.nc s   of   metals,   minerals    and     precious;  stones in all or any of its branches, ami also to j  carry on any metallurgical operations.: j  (H.) To purchase, lease or 'otherwise acquire !  mining, mineral and timber properties in ���  British Columbia or elsewhere :  (c.) To purcha e.   lease,   licence, take   in ex- '<  change or otherwise acquire   inthe   name   of  the Syndicate, or. in the name or names of  any .  other person  or   persons,   or   otherwise,   any ,  mines, mining rights, claims, protected   areas. i  ores, minerals, tailings. concentrates,  alluvial :  deposits, forests, water righ ts or grants,   lands. ;  hereditaments, easements or premises in   British Columbia or elseudicre. or  any  other   properly of anv description   of   whatever  tenure;  the Svndicate may consider   useful  for  any of  its objects or purposes, and to develop), work or  otherwise   turn   the   same   to   account   iu   any.  manner  the   Syndicate   may  deem   expedient,  and, for any of the above   purposes   or  otherwise, to exercise any of  the  hereinafter   men-  tione I   powers and   objects   of   the   syndicate. '  ���which  powers  and   objects   may   be  exercised  independently of the 'primary objects stated in  this (dause :  (n.) To lease,   settle,   improve,   colonize   and  cultivate lands and  hereditaments  in   British  Columbia  or elsewhere,   and  to   develop  the  ���resoureesthereof by building, planting, clearing,mining and  otherwise  dealing Avith. the  same:  (e.) To'stock,'breed and deal in all kinds of  cattle, sheep and other live stock, to grow and  deal in all kinds ofproduee, and to buy, manufacture and sell, all kinds of goods, chattels  and effects required by the Syndicate or brothers:  (f). To aid, encourage and promote immigration into land's- or" property possessed or  controlled by the Syndicate, and to colonize  the same,' and to lend and grant any sums of  money for such.'.'purpose:.' ���'���'������  (g). To lay out towns, or villages or any  lands acquired or controlled by the Syndicate,  or in which the Syndicate is any way interested, .and to construct, maintain and alter  roads, streets, hotels, houses, factories,'.shops  and stores, and to contribute to the cost thereof: , '���-.'. .'    ���-  (h).   To purchase,  li ire,   make,  constructor  ���otherwise acquire,   provide   and maintain, improve, manage and work any roads, tramways,  railways',-  bridges,    wells,     reservoirs,watercourses,    -water-rights   or   grants,    aqueducts,  shafts, adits, tunnels, furnaces, crushing mills,  hydraulic, chemical or reduction works of any  kind, warehouses, workshops, factories,  d welling houses or other buildings, engines,  plant,  machinery,.s.hips,   boats,   barges,  implements,  stock,  goods and '.other   works, -conveniences  and property of any deseription  in connection  with, or. for "the  use  in, or  for promoting any  branch   of the Syndicate's  business, ,or for developing, utilizing or  turning to account any  of the Syndicate's property, anct  to contribute  to, subsidise or otherwise assist or take part in  the maintenance, 'improvement, management,  working,  control or superintendence of  any  such works and conveniences:  (1).   To pureh'aso or otherwise acquire or undertake ail or any part of the business, property   and  liabilities of any other syndicate,  corporation, association, firm-or'.person-.which  or who shall be  carrying on   or which-,. inthe  case   of a-company or corporation,  shall   be  authorized to carry on any business'which this  Synd cate is authorized to carry on, or  which  or who may be possessed   of  property suitable  for the purposes of this Syndicate, and to make  and carry into effect arrangements for or with  ���.respect to the union of interests, sharing profits  I or  co-operation  of any  other syndicates, cor-  I porations or persons:  (j).   To pay for any property  or business in  shares (to be treated as either wholly or partly  paid up), Or debentures or debenture stock  the" syndicate, or in money, or partly in sha  or debentures or.debenture it^ck, arid partlv  money:  (k). " To sell, improve, mana.-.o, develop,  l^ase, license, let on hire, exenange, mortgage,  turn to account, or -otherwise dispose of absolutely, conditionally, or for any limited interest, any of the property, rights or privileges  of the Syndicate, or all or any of its undertakings for. such, consideration as the Syndicate  may think tit, and to accept paymen (therefor in  money or in shares/stock, debentures or obligations of any other syndicate or corporation,  either by a fixed payment or payments, or conditional upon or varying with gross earnings,  profits or other contingency, :  (l). To amal hamate with, establish or promote, or concur in establishing or promoting,  any otiier syndicate, corpora; ion, association  or priva.te undertaking, whose objects shall include (he acquisition and taking over  LILLIES' SHOE HOUSE  Up-to-date" Spring Footwear in great  variety at Lillies'.,.  -/.���JLJL/JL/Jl  SE  ���OPPOSITE  HUDSON'S BAY: CO.  ot  ���es  in  '. i  " - - if H "  ^e  s  ��  or  an ���  tart of lue property or ri.-h.ts of  all or  tiiis  Syling  out   of all  or  any oi  s     Syndicate,     or    shail  calculated    to   enhance  indirectly     the     inter-  or  otherwise,  and   io ac  climate, or tiie carr\  tiie objects of tii  be in any manner  either directly or  e st  o.f 111 e  ^ y n d i < ��� a l e  q 1.1 i reai i d h '(.> \A sha r e s, s- t o -. k o r s e c i: r i t i e s o f.  or guarantee tiie .-pa,, ment of -any sec urities issued by, or any other obligations of any such  syndicate, ecr,,oration, association or uiu'er-  taking as aforesaid, and to subsidise or other-  sue i  GENEREL   HARDWARE,STOVES,    MINING   SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS,   PLAIN AND FANCY.   . Agents for  &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  -e>"  Arm stron sr  mm  :yrU   K    R   ii  i   r S   fi  H  ��   ^  61   P  fi  -1  HnorQ  WU4J1 Or  O C? H f ^  ���^ ?t r!  ILiZfB  v. 3  i a  V- 5-  Ipfl  1%  Mr*  BiU  wise a-si st an  ass< elation or  or underwrite  for the same ov  otiiers to nude  (M).    T  hei  pose .of shares,  undertaking,  stOC  1-  or  any i:  of any synd i< ate  partnor:?h ip c r , er  c i; able of being  j frlire.-tly to Ijj.ne:  wise, and upon an;  tion or division of  bate sin  syndicate,   corporation,  w. and to guarantee  subscriptions,   or  to subscribe  any part thereof,  or   to employ  ���write or subscribe! therefor:  o acquire by original   sub ;eriptipn  or.  therwisc, and to hold or sell  or otiieru ise dis-  stock, f.lebentures. or debenture  iterest in tlie revenue or  proiits  cor,K)ration,    association,  son c  rryii g on any business  conducted   no 'as directly or  if tin's  Syndicate,   or  other-,  return of capital, distribu- I  asset <   or   profits,   to distri-  h stock, siiares. debentures  or  deben-J  t ire stock, among the members of  this Syndi  cate,    by   way   or   in    lieu   of (-ash   dividends  bonuses'and interest. as tiie Syndicate   may  general meeting determine:  (x.) To bor o .v and raise money upon loan or  otherwise for   the purposes  of   the  Syndicate,  an 1 to create ami issue at par or at a premium  or discount, bonds or debentures  to   bearer or  otherwise, or  debenture  stock,   mortgages  or  other instrument- for securing the repayment  thereof,   with    or   without   charge   upon    the  undertaking of the  Syndicate   or   its   uncalled  cap'tal. or upon i ts i uc< m.' or profits, and upon  such terms as to priority or otherwise,   as the  Syndicate sha! 1 think tii, ami so that  the same  may be either permanent or   redeemable   wit'  or wi t hou f a bonus   or  premium,  and   be  t her secured by a  trust   A^cd   or   olherwi:  the Syndicate thinks lit :  (o.) To procure the Syndicate to be constituted or incorporated or registered in British  Col urn bia or elsewhere, as may be found expedient, or to be otherwise recognized iu any  part of British Columbia or in any country  whatsoever, and to do all acts and things to  empower the Syndicate to carry on its business  in any part of the world where it may desire  to carry on t he same :  (r.) To apply to or enter into arrangements  with any tro vern men t. parliament, local or  foreign legislature or municipality for. or to  otherwise acquire or obtain any orders, licenses, Acts of parliament, rights, grants,  powers, concessions  aud   privileges  that  may  frrs  <y>  ���atisfactidn Guarantee  nces Keasonabfe  seem conducive to the Syndicate's objects, or  any of them, and hold or'dispose of the same,  or to apply for an Act of parliament or order  for winding up or dissolving the Syndicate  and re-incorporating its members, or for effecting any modification .in' the Syndicate's constitution or otherwise:  (Q.) To advance or lend money  to such   persons and on such termsas may seem expedient,  111 j and in particular to  persons  having  dealings  with the Syndicate, and to guarantee   the   performance of contracts by persons  having deal- j  ings   with    the   Syndicate,   and   generally   to!  undertake, transact and  carry  into  effect   all j  such commercial, financial, trading and other \  businesses or operations as may seem   directly j  or indirect ly'"'conducive to any   of   the   Syndi-!  cate's objects : j  (it.) To invest, lend or otherwise deal with !  thi! moneys of the Syndicate not immediately j  required, upon such securities, or without any ;  security, and generally in such manner as |  from time to time may be determined, and to j  appiy the funds of the Syndicate in paying the I  legal expenses incurred in or about the negoti- j  ating for or obtaining contracts or orders fori  the Syndicate: ���  (s.) To draw, make, accept, indorse, discount. \  execute and issue promissory notes, bills of;  exchange, bills of lading, warrants, bonds. !  debentures or other negotiable or transferable :  instruments, including proxy forms, to pay '���  the stamp duties thereon and all expenses con- \  nected t iierewit h : j  (T.) To distribute among the members in \  specie any property of the Syndicate, or any ;  nroceeds of sale or disposal of any   property or :  no  distri- <  capital he  the   time  n  t'ur-  . as  rights of the Syndicate, but so  that  bution amounting to a reduction  made except  with   the sanction  being required by law:  of  for  (U.) To. carry   on   any   business,   enterprise,  undertaking, or transaction  capable  of   being  conveniently carried on or undertaken in connection with the  above-mentioned objects,  or  I that may be calculated  directly  or  indirectly  j to enhance the value or render" profitable  any  i of the businesses or properties of the Syndicate  or to turn the Same to account:  (v.) To pay all expenses of and incident to  the formation of the Syndicate, and to remunerate and make donations (by cash or other  assets, or by the allotment of fully or p>artly  paid shares, or in any other manner), to any  person or persons for services rendered or to be  rendered in in t rod ueing any property or business to the Syndicate, or in placing or assisting  to place any shares, deben tures, or other securities of t he Syndicate, or for any other reason which (he Directors of the Syndicate may  think prop>or :  (w.) To do all or any of (he above things in  any part of the world, either as priueips'l,  agent, trustee, contractor or otherwise, and  either alone or in conjunction with others,  and either in (he name of. or by or through  any syndicate, corporation, firm' or person, as  trustee,  agent,   contractor, or otherwise:  (x.) To execute and do irenu-ally all such  things as the Syndicate may at any'time consider incidental or conducive to the carrying  out or attainment of the above objects, or'any  of them.  Civen under my hand and seal of ofiieo at  Victoria, Trovince of British Columbia, this  :-!0fh day of December, one thousand eight  hundred and uinetv-seven.  [L.s.] '       S. Y. WOOTTOX,  Hegistrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Advertise in The Economist.  35^  vssitai&PKt  %am$m  raaroKW  ftareg-^^wfe^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  DRY  GOODS  MENS' '���'-'���'���������  FURNISHINGS  Z)I?��SS  We are now   showing a complete  range of  Black and colored  Dress Skirts in  Plain and figured Alpacia, Navy  and Black Serge, Rich Black  Brocade Silk and Wash Skirts.  Suits in Ducks, Piques and Den���  . hams. The above in all lengths,  prices $2.50 and up.  ED SHIRTS  We have.just received a large stock of Men's Fancy Colored Shirts  showing a large.range of styles and patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering at reduced prices.  LATEST STYLES  IN-HEN'  ECKWEAR and  SUITS.        :,  linen collars and cuffs  New    novelties   in    Ladies'   Shirt  Waists, sizes 32 to 40, in the latest   Organies,     Grenadines    and.  Lappett  Muslins.       Prices   from;  50 cents upwards.  Ladies'   Parasols, Spring  Capes and Jackets.  PERSONAL.  P. D. Forbes, Spokane,is at the  Huml  John  McKane,   Rossland,   is    in  town.  Fred Ames, Boston, is registered  at the Phair.  A. E. Rand, New Westminster,  is at the Phair.  M. Gibson was down from Kr.slo  on Saturday.  Allen Lean, Pilot Bay, is registered at the Hume.  T. S. Hastings, of the Armour  Packing Co., is at the Hume.  V. Magor is over from Rossland.  He is staying at Hotel Hume.  Frank E. Leech, Fort Steele, was  registered at the Hume on Sunday.  Alex. Sproatt, New Denver, was  in town during the week.  C. Olsen and family, Ainsworth,  are navino-Nelson a visit.  Thomas May and E. Applewhaite  and wife, of Trail, are registered at  the Phair.  J. A. Veatch, of the Fern Mine,  is in town. He reports everything  progressing favorably.  H. B. Thomson, manager Turner,  Beeton & Co., is back from a business trip through the Kootenays.  G. O. Buchanan   passed through  Nelson on Monday, in route to Ottawa, whither he goes to press upon  the   government   the   "necessity of  imposing an import duty on lead.  gone through many vicissitudes,  and though entitled to a long-  earned rest still goes through its  daily task with the best of them.���  Kamloops Standard. ��� ' ���:    " ,:    -  T  NASHVILLE STUDENTS.  REMEMBER THE NASHVILLE  STUDENTS at the Presbyterian  Church To-night (Wednesday) and  Tomorrow night.  ouse  TO RENT, a Six-roomed Frame House, situate  on Silica Street, City of Nelson; two storey  and hard-finished, throughout. Rent reasonable.   Apply, \Y. Simpson, Sherbroke Hotel.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the  Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the  Nelson Sawmill   Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice  Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron,  of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th day of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkins,  Deputy District Registrar at Nelson,  British  Cohimbia.  .ways  MRS. MCLAUGHLIN'S new  silks for fancy waists. Shot  effects in all the newest colorings, also the latest Persian  and French plaids.  LAND ACT.  c  ^&y  but none that are equal to Century  Sarsaparilla as a Spring Blood  Tonic and General S3^stem Toner.  Now that Spring is here everyone  should have something of this kind  and Century is the best ~ on the  market.     Sold only at  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  Take notice that sixty days after date I intend to apply- to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for leave to purchase one  hundred and sixty acres of land at Crawford  Bay, in the district of West Kootenay, B.C., adjoining on the east side of Lot 196, G. 1. Starting from a post marked " H. B. Thomson's initial post north west comer," thence east 20  chains, thence south SO chains, thence west 20  chains,    thence  north  80  chains   to   starting  point.  Henry B. Thomson.  Dated, March 26, 1898.  The Le Roi has installed a 10-  horse power hoist in the winze  which is being sunk from the drift  at the 6oo-foot level to connect  with the Black Bear tunnel.  One of the oldest, if not the oldest waggon in British Columbia, is  still driven round by Messrs. Cameron & Milton in Kamloops. The  waggon came from Victoria to Yale  in 1864 and was packed over the  mountains in Cariboo for the use  of Sir Mathew Begbie, and was in  the service of the government for  some years. Mr. William Fortune  broke in the first pair of horses that  pulled it when it first arrived in the  upper  country,   Since then   it   has  Cowes' famous yachting serge, in black and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at  Ross's.  Fishing Tackle  Trout Flies  Rods  Lines  Bait  Nets.  All Supplies aud Fittings at  Thomson Stationery Co.  inery & DressmaKing  Special announcement  ^PIERB;   is    but     one    "best!  place " iu the city, and that 1  is at   Mrs.   Kempling's,   the   Fern |  Cigar Store, Ward street.      Every- j  ithing that is  new   has   been    pro- j  jvided for your inspection, at  prices'  ilower than  you   have   ever   before j  jbeen able to buy anything  like the  same class of goods   for.       It   will  pa}r you to inspect these  goods before purchasing elsewhere. Ladies',  misses' and children's dresses made  jto order at shortest notice.   F'it and  ifinish   guaranteed.      Evening  and  Tea   gowns    a   specialty.     Ladies'  own   material   made   up.        Goods  shipped to any Dart on shortest no-  Itice.    Trial order solicited.  LINSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD  OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE LEAD  P. O. BOX 63.  Telephone 9 :A-  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  A GAR LOAD OF  Wrei���  VN  If  MILWAUKEE BOTTLING.  2 GO  Brown's  Scotch  Pints Champagne.  Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B.C., and London, Eng.  NELSON,  B.C.  T."S. Cork.  GOR  H. Burnet.  1NET  J. H. McGregor  SWEETHEART GOOD=BY.  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Suir=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Ag-ents, for  Obtaining-  Crown   Grant* and Afe=  stract of Tiile to Mineral Ciainis, &c.  NELSON, '-" -'--" British Columbia  Dominion and  Provincial  ��� Land Surveyor, -  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B.  TEETH EXTKACTED WITHOUT PAIN by  the use of a local anesthetic. SAFE AND  SURE.    For reliable dentistry go to  The dew-is on the summer rose,  The summer moonlight sadly glows,  And softly, too, the night Avind blows,  And echoes sigh for sigh.  Ofttinles good night with smile and bow  I've said, while laughter lit thy' brow;  But comes a sadder parting now,  Sweetheart, good-by.  Grood-by !   If we should never meet  Thy smile has made the past so sweet,  Fair memory'slamp shall light my feet  Where'er my pathway lie.  But now, when,fortune bids me stray  From all that makes the present gay,  Alas ! how hard it is to say.  Sweetheart, gocd-by.  Good-by, sweetheart, with eyes of blue,  Whose glance can shame the morning dew,  And teach the stars to shine more true,  For thee I'd gladly die.  Yoiuare my dream asleep or wake,  For thee my heart would rather break  Than live in bliss for other's sake;  Sweetheart, good-by.  WE  HAVE MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH AS  PREPARED-KALSOMiNE.  FULL  LINE OF  PA1MTS,   OILS and  VARNISHES.  PAINT and VARNISH   BRUSHES     .     .     .  ephorse 21  aker St.,'Nelsori.-  A .BRITISH  COLUMBIA  PRODUCT.  ... ..t ..^    .���<r-,^-|^.,. ,^r^,.i-re!,-  SjCJ^.^a^^jfcT.'"- ?*i^i,fti. nsrm  .r*7,g,,,��. -iBrgrfw  Corner Ward and Baker streets,   Nelson, B. G.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block, - Baker Street, Nelson  *  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and tlie painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.'  Under the  personal  supervision  of  the proprietress, Mrs. Gignac.  Now opened on Baker St.,  near corner of Josephine,  will be found just the  place for a tasty,  wholesome,  "first-classilunch, at reasonable rates.  Fresh Fruits, Soft Drinks,  Cigars, Etc., Etc. Don't  mistake the place.  The village of Durat,   near Chatham, is  somewhat excited over the  I mysterious disappenrance of Alfred  ! Beach, a young Englishman.  j.. John Blyth, formerly a well!  I known dry goods merchant at j  j Brockville, Out., died last week, j  j aged 64. j  j      Miss   Steward,    of Chinguaeos}H  ! township, has secured a verdict lor j ,  I $200 in  3  suit for   damages   for   aj-  ' breach of promise to many brought!  against J.   McDonald   at   the   Peel, j  Ont., county assizes. j  The rowing championship of the \  world will probably be competed ���"  j for on Burrard inlet, in August.!  J Jake Gaudaur, the champion, has;  ! accepted the challenge of Bob John-!  I son of Vancouver, to row for $500;  I and the championship of the world.  i Margaret Mather, the actress,  j played the death scene in the fourth  act of " Cymbeline " the other  night at Charlestown, Va. She  collapsed and was carried off the  stas:e in an unconscious condition  and never regained consciousness.  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  The Qkanagan Flour  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  Mills Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  3 *  ��W��-1��   a   wy  Give this Flour a Trial before x>assing an opinion  Wagon work and Blaeksmithiiig in all its Branches.  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St., Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,  B.  C  HOUSEKEEPER AND COOK.  An experienced woman wishes employment  as housekeeper or cook in hotel or private  family.    References. Apply " Box 157, Nelson."  Near Corner of  Baker and   Josephine   Streets.  Old Inhabitant���It's all over the town of Nelson.  New Comer���What is?  Old Inhabitant���Why. Joy's bread.  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents. j;  j       Agents for Manitoba Produce   Company,  Gold   Drop  Flour, j  I  Wheat Manna,   Manitoba   Grain Co.,   M.   R.   Smith  &   Co's j;  j   Biscuits, Etc. ! !  NELSON,  B. C. P. O. Box 498. I \  H

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