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The Nelson Economist Aug 11, 1897

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 VOE.  I.  N-EE'Sd'N,  B, C.;.WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST il  NO.   5.  THE NELSON ��� ECONOflI.ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city'of Nelson, B. C.   ������  D. M. CAeley.. ............  I  -A  .. Publisher  -   SUBSCRIPTION RATES ;  One Year to Canada and United State's   If paid in advance.... -   One Year to Great Britain...' .....;   If paid in advance.......:'. o -....-   Remit by. Express, .Money  Order,  Draft,  P. O.   Order,   or  .registered Letter. , -  ...$"2.00  ... 1.50  ... 2.50     2 00  Correspondence on matters of general Interest resoectf ullv  solicited. ��� ~  Advertisements of   reputabJe character will be  inserted  sponsible persons and worthless articles  ...  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Originally the game of-poker was known as  the diversion of -bluff, and was conceded, by all  to .be  the   national pastime   of   the     United  States.     It was   first played   by sporting men,  then its-principles were applied.to politics, and  now we observe   that it  is   becoming   popular  '���'  with   the mine-owners   among   our   neighbors  over   the   way.     The    latest   devotee   of   this  poker   pastime, is one Col.   I. N. Peyton, who  has adopted  the game the better to ccerce certain   hiem-who have devoted time, and-..capital  to   the    development   of    British     Columbia  mining   enterprise.       The    original    arrangement   between the owners-and the manager of  the   Ee   Roi mine and Mr." Heinz2,   was that  75,000'tons of ore were to be famished by the  Ee Roi in lots of  100   tons    per day.       The  freight and   treatment charges'-were fixed   at  $9.00 for   treatment   and "$2.60   for   freight,  per ton, which was   less than could have been  obtained   by   shipment   to   an}-other   market.  At that time the Ee Roi mine could not furnish  100   tons     per  day,   nor   were 0 the.   facilities  'adequate. ..for   the a- shipment  of that amount.  To fulfil  this contract,   Mr. 'Heinze  had   not  only to build a smelter, but had to construct a  railroad,  because   the Rossland camp  was   at  that time considered too much of a   risk to be  undertaken   by any other   railroad company,  notwithstanding   the fact  that a charter   had  been granted  to build what is now -known as  the   Red Mountain    railroad.     When    it   was  shown that the Ee R_oi mine was able to supply  the ore,   and the War Eagle would   contribute  its quota, .the   Rossland. camp became  a certainty as to its output.    Then   the   holders of  the Red Mountain road charter hurriedly built  their road with   the idea of taki-tig- the ore out  of Canada.     Mr.   Heinze's    handling   of   the  Rossland ore   was for   a long time an experiment, and it is probable that for some time the  Trail   smelter was   operated at a   considerable  " loss.     Of course   this    loss  'may   have    been  ��� counterbalanced   by the profits accruing to the  operation of. the railroad _,.liixe,^   So soon-as the  Red Mountain' road''was 'built,   and- the;Ee  Roi mine' was in .a position   to' furnish' over'  , one hundred tons'a day,  the surplus added to  : the output .of the  War Easrle���which-became  an-important, shipper; and whese owners were  : residents  of-Spokane,   among whom was the  i son. of the ��� president of the Corbin system, aiid  ���whose chief-engineer was also an owner���made  .'it possible   for Corbin ;ta operate   his- railroad-  . lines at  a profit, where hitherto they, had been,  r running at: a loss."    The building  of the Red  - Mountain ,road antagonized the Heinze enterprise as much as. it injured-the Province of  British Columbia--when it started from North-  ' port.'    Had the-granting of the   charter s'fcipu-  "lated.that'fhe-road- was to be built only within  - Canadian territory, the res alt would not have  been fraught with such disaster. Thus, when  it came to pass'that the Ee' Roi produced' over  the one hundred tons contracted for, and other  "mines becar,.e shippers, a combination was  formed by the railway li.ies a.:d smelters to  reduce freight and. smelter charges, so that- the  surplus could be shipped to the United States.-  Previous to this time Spokane was virtually  bankrupt and the Spokane Falls and Northern  "railway was being-operated at a loss.  ���   ' It is -believed, "with reason, that Northport is  ���owned   by  the ".officers   of the  Corbin 33^5 tern  of railways, arid-it"can be'readily understood that  if Northport becomes a point for the reduction  -"of. Canadian   ores, all" the freight,   other than  the   amount   Contracted    for   by Mr.   Heinze,  ���must   be carried over the  Red.. Mountain   railroad.     In addition to this profit the officers of  the   railroad  would derive a personal   benefit  from the increased value of lots in the townsite.  The   changing of the    War   Easrle   into  a  powerful Canadian company must necessarily  loosen the hold of Corbin 611 the*"' output of  that mine. The Kootenay ..and. Columbia, a  prospective large shipper, is now in the hands  of the Heinze syndicate. Thus the only  shipments that Corbin can depend upon  may be the surplus of the Ee Roi mine.  The game of draw poker now becomes three-  handed���Heinze, Corbin and Pe3rton. The  two latter are endeavoring to get Heinze in  the draw. But to relieve Heinze and Canada  the Government have resolved to take a hand,  and a 15 per cent, duty is hanging in the  balance if Northport is elected. What cards  Peyton may hold, we cannot tell ; but it looks  like a bluff. His bluff m-dy reduce the treatment charges of the Ee Roi ore, but we doubt  if that will give Northport the smelter.   While  we do .no t advocate the export duty, we wish  to convey the intelligence to Col.. Peyton and.  Mr./Corbhi .that the-petitions now being circulated, afefao'ii the part of British Columbia, no  bluff. In"' the language' of the exponents of-  the American, pastime ".of bluff, we holclo.a-  'fbyal-* flush.' -;,o-o.-  It   is  a   circumstance of more than passing/  note  that,, the Provincial papers are. almost a  unit   in advocating   Mr. William  Templeman \  .for   the    Lieutenant-Governorship of   British  ' Columbia.    The   Economist,   not   being ���. in  sweet   accord   with - the  Eiberal   Government,  has refrained   from discussing this matter, but  there can   be no harm- in   endorsing the posi- c  tion 'taken   by the - Provincial   papers   of   all -  shades in    politics.   . The    Eiberal'   party has  'always   Hcasted of its   ready  response-to the  universal voice of the  people, and it will now  be seen whether there is airrthing- in its   professions.      Nine-tenths of. the   people   of   this.  Province have expressed themselves as beins:  in   favor of Mia Temple man's .appointment  to  the   office   of Lieutenant-Governor ; ' will   the  Eiberal party  ignore'  the desire of the people  and.   appoint someone   else?     It   maybe considered   impertinence   on' the    part   of   Tele  Economist to interfere  in this .matter, but as  there is another element in this discussion that  is fair subject for controversy, we  feel that we  are   strictly within- our sphere   in referring to  Mr.   Templeman's  claim   for the office.     It is .  the   question    of  gratitude    in   politics.     For  years this  gentlemau   has  made   sacrifices for  his party, as a result of which he is- far from  being a rich   man' to-day.     There was a time  in   British   Columbia    when   to   advocate   the  principles   of the   Eiberal   party  meant   great  disadvantage   from  a   business  point of view.  Then it required a man of more than ordinary  character to uphold the standard of the Eiberal  party,  and in William Templeman  was   found  such a man..    While- the writer of this article  execrated   Mr.   Tern pieman's   politics,   he   admired   the character of  the   man   who,   in the  face   of  all opposition,   led the forlorn   hope.  As a result of Mr, Templeman's loyalty to his  party, he   is not  in  this  world's goods to-day  what he.would   have been had he followed the  line  of other   professed liberals, and. been all.'  things    to   all    political    parties.     Here it   is  where the   question    of   gratitude   comes   in.  Are    Mr.    Templemau's   a-   vices   to   go    for  naught,  and a less worthy man   appointed to  the office?    Will British Columbia be made a  dumping ground for the   political refuse of the  Eastern   Provinces ?    If William   Templeman  is   not   made   Eieutenant-Governor   of British MiMWlM ���m������" ���������Tl��� ���! ��� II  r^j��< ^i3-**"! TO*^fw" **���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ^ ; }  Columbia, the Liberal party will have proven  itself recreant to its professions, and once more  will it have proven that a Liberal party out of  power is an altogether different thing from a  Liberal .party in power. The' Economist  will watch with some curiosity the action of  Sir Wilfred and his Cabinet as regards the  appointment of the next Lieutenant-Governor.  The lesson that  there is no  more  faith to be  i O t r  placed in Liberal parties than in princes may  be taught, but we.hope otherwise. If this  article should come under the eye of Sir  Wilfred Laurier, or any member of his cabinet,'  let it be in the �� nature of a positive assertion that the Kootenay country, almost to. a  man���Liberal and Conservative alike���has declared for Mr. William Templeman for Lieutenant-Governor. ,  A telegram from Tacoma makes  the   some-,  what startling announcement that a party of  miners, all  of whom are well armed, have, left  that city for the   Klondyke, and that they will  resist the Canadian   authorities in the enforce-,  ment of the laws of the1 land with   regard to  the collection of duties, etc.     This seems like  an armed  invasion  of Canadian territory, but  when it is explained that  the better class of  United States citizens condemn a ny such action  . on   the part   of the  people   of that  country,  Canadians   may  breathe   eas3^,   although   we  have it from no  less( authority than the San  Francisco   Chronicle    and   the   Eos   Angeles  Times  that if the people of the United States  were so inclined they could gobble up Canada  in one   mouthful.     Maybe they could, but we  will  be pardoned   if we express a doubt as to  the   comparative ease   with   which   this   feat  could  be accomplished.     In the meantime, we  prefer to  confine  our remarks to the dozen or  sp,armed men  from Tacoma who are going to  place   Canadian   laws  at   defiance.     In  3rears  past, there have been   many attempts made by  " bad men "  from  over the   line to reduce the  law officers  of British   Columbia to a   proper  condition of submission.     How far they have  succeeded, the  commitment books at the peni-  teniary can only disclose.     A few years ago a  man named Whelan came over from Seattle to  Victoria.     He was without the price of a bed,  but he borrowed a gun, with which   he   shot  down a defenseless citizen.     He is now in the  penitential at   New Westminster, and he will  remaiu  there  until death  summons  him to a  higher  court   above.     A few 3rears   later, Ben  Kenned3^ who carried a great   many scalps at  his belt, sought new fields in-which to display  his skill in   the   use   of the   gun.     He shot a  man, and a few da3rs aftenvards was gathered  in by Chief of Provincial Police Husse3^ and a  few   trusty   officers.     Ben   Kenned3'   the   bad  man   was sent over   to New   Westminster  to  keep Whelan company for  the   remainder   of  his days.    There   are many'1 other   cases,   and  any one of them should have taught the body  of armed desperadoes from Tacoma  that we  have laws in Canada that must  be respected.  That some have profited b3'the lessons taught,  is evidenced  by the following incident,  which  happened the other evening in a   neighboring  town.    Two  Americans had a fight, and the  one who was worsted said to the victor: * * If  I had you in: God's country (the United States)  I would shoot you down like a dog." Probably such would have,been the outcome of the  fight, in the United States, but the incident is a  potent proof of the respect commanded by the  enforcement of our laws. In the case of the  desperadoes' who have left Tacoma to intimidate the law officers at the Klondyke, it .will  prove the same. There is stationed there one  Capt. Constantine, who, if his right hand has  not 1 >st its cunning, will effectually subjugate  the Tacoma, outlaws.. Constantine will maintain law and order in the Klondyke, and if  some , of the desperadoes do not perform the  aerial suspension act before they are long in  the new gold-mining district, itcwill be simply  because their sentences have been commuted  to imprisonment for life with hard labor.  Gocd healthy amusement is a considerable  factor in the advancement of man along the  line of progress and civilization. Without  amusement man degenerates and becomes  nothing more than' a "piece of machinery.  Therefore, it behooves everyone interested in  the building up of a higher civilization to  encourage anything that will tend to ->make  his fellow;. creature something more than a  cog in the wheel. Nelson must by virtue of  her position and surroundings become the  great educational center of this portion; of  British. Columbia. Nature intended such to  be the case, and it only requires that we who  have come here to make this place our home  profit by the wise provision of the Unseen  Hand and. develop our already manifold advantages. In no way can this end be accomplished with greater effect than by providing  those wTho have already located with us, and  in addition the stranger within our gates,  with some healthy form of amusement." It is  not enough that we should supply adequate  accommodations in the way of food and  shelter. In doing so we have only paid half  our debt; we must see to it that a properly  conducted house of amusement is established  here, so that when the stranger knocks at our  door we can entertain himmost hospitably.  And in the words of the melancholy Dane,  "the play 's the 'thing." In a few months  hence Nelson will swarm with the army of  prospectors who are now out on the hills. In  addition, there are hundreds of carpenters,  etc., wrho will have concluded the labors of the  summer. Now, are wTe going to provide these  people with the amusement advantages obtainable in the cities on f he coast, or are we  going to permit them to leave us���many of  whom may never return ? In suggesting the  advantage of having a theatre we do not wish  to be construed as encouraging- the form of  amusement now provided by dive variety  theatres. There are worse things in this  world than a respectable variety theatre, but  there is nothing quite so degrading as the spectacle of a woman lost to all sense of shame  singing for a vulgar mob in a low-down  variety theatre. What we would like to see is  a house of amusement where all could attend  with reasonable assurance that they would be  improved morally and intellectually. If we  hope r to make Nelson the city that it should'  be we must have a theatre, and the merchants  and others who want to get a share , of the  money resulting from the labor of the summer  that is their just due, should encourage the  building of a theater: even if the enterprise  had to be undertaken,, by the city. Nothing  circulates money like a theatre. The wise  men of Victoria long ago discovered this fact,  and to-day the capital city has a theatre that is  conducted by one of the most capable managers on the Pacific coast, Mr. Robt. Jamie-  son. We believe that Mr. Jamieson, or some  other enterprising manager,, would find a  theatre in Nelson equally as profitable an investment as one on the Pacific coast.  Another form of amusement that should be  encouraged is boating. We have one of the  grandest sheets of water for aquatic exercises  in the Dominion. The Nelson Boat Club,  unaided, have done wonders in this line, but  they could have done more had they received  that encouragement to which they were entitled.  A drive and bicycle track would also add to  the desirability of Nelson as a Location for  residents of the better class. At present there  is no incentive for a man to own a horse, or a ,  bicycle because there. is no plaee to drive or  ride. At a very little expense this deficiency  could be supplied. Along Water street and  through Lake View could be transformed into  a beautiful driveway, and we have been informed that the owners of the latter tract  would be willing to contribute in the direction  of making their property suitable for the purpose named providing the city would grade  and sidewalk Water street.  The New Jerusalem appears to have been  discovered and in the most unlikety spot in  the world. It appears that recent investigations have revealed the fact that the streets of  Winnipeg are paved with gold. Truly the  miilenium is near at hand. Facetious ness  aside, the rock used in the pavement of the  streets of the capital of Manitoba has been  assayed and found to contain a high percentage  of the "saint seducing gold." The rock came  from Rat Portage.  The citizens of Victoria are enjoying a rare  treat these da3rs in the shape of a mermaid  that is being exhibited by some enterprising  showman. The Victoria scientists have been  studying the creature in all her primitive  charms; but the circumstance that this  object was purchased, ready-made, in a  Japanese store, instead of being captured in  the Gulf of California, has not yet occurred to  the wise men of the capital.  At the last meeting of the council, it was  decided that in future the salary of the  Mayor should be $2,000 per year. In the  committee of the whole, His Worship strenuously objected to the $2,000 salary, expressing  the belief that $1,500 was quite enough for  the Mayor, and that the remaining $500  should be divided among the aldermen. But  His Worship was overruled. What must we  say of such an unreasonable Board of Alder -  men ? Is his Worship to be ever thus  thwarted in his acts of generosity and economy ? THE NELSON.ECONOMIST.  COMMENT AND GOSSIP.  Among the visitors to Nelsofr. this week is  Chief of Provincial Police Hussey, ..who is going through the Kootenay on' departmental  business. Mr. "Hussey is one of ��� the most  capable officers in" the; Dominion of Canada,  and the careful manner in which, he has performed his duties as chief of the provincial  police is the best testimony of the wisdom exercised by Chief Justice Davie while attorney-  general in selecting government officials. Mr.  Hussey never exceeds his authority, nor does  he neglect his duty. His fame is not 03^ any  means.confined to British Columbia, for among  the police officers down the coast the name of  Frederick Hussey stands for law and order and  a strict adherence to duty. , Withal he is one  of the most affable men in the world, and, his  friends'even outnumber the list of his .acquaintances. ��� o  r  William   Mackenzie, the well-known traveling   man of Victoria, . spent   a alay or   so   in  Nelson last week.     "Mac,"   as he is generally  called by his acquaintances,   is one of the best  ���posted men on the hardware . trade  in   British  Columbia.     But his fund of information is not  confined to the  hardware line alone.     He has  freight   rates  at   his   fingers'   ends   and is   a  living enc3^clopedia on the subject of the tariff.  He knows all about the tranportation facilities  of the Province, and can tell in a moment just  what  part   of the   country  needs  a   railroad,  and   .what portion can get along without one.  There, are   other men, of course, who . can tell  the   same thing, but they  have  not  had the  practical   business   experience   of  Mr.    Mackenzie,   and" their   opinion goes   for   naught.  Apart from all these things   '' Mac ", is a man  of a high order of intelligence, and can discuss  on almost   any subject with force and   reason.  But like   many other   patriotic Canadians   he  would break from the most absorbing business  or scientific  discussion to  enter into   an  argument on the respective   merits   of two lacrosse  teams, and woe betide the man who would attempt   to. prove   in the hearing of Mr.   Mackenzie that  Billy Cullin was not the best goal  keeper in the   whole   Province of British   Columbia.     I never argue with him on this point  as I firmly believe the same thing myself.  James Wood, who is now awaiting death, is  certainly a criminal of superhuman sagacity  and marvellous powers of combination. It  was not his tongue that brought about his  downfall, for there never lived a man who was  less disposed to talk than James Wood. Since  his capture he has refrained from saying anything that would lead to his true identity. It  is known, however, that he is not a native of  Gait, Ont., although he ma3^ have lived there  for a month or so at some period in his life.  Since his arrival from New Westminster, last  Saturday, he has devoted his whole time to  reading novels, and at no time has he shown  an inclination to take anyone into his confidence. When he was informed last Sunday  evening that he had been respited for two  weeks, he expressed no concern in the matter.  In fact  so little interest, had he   taken   in the  wdiole proceedings that he was .hot aware that  his execution   had been fixed for  Wednesday.  He  believed  that the fatal   day was Monday.  It may be asked what   is the  character of the  mail who can  so unconcernedly pass  through  this terrible  ordeal' without ������betraying    some  outward sign of the  fearful mental and pfrysi-  cal strairi   which is characteristic of a  human  being approaching such an ignominious death ?  The similarity of names of the murderer and  his victim has  aroused the vivid imagination  of the romancer, and ft seems as  if an emb3^ro -  Hall Caine were secreted in our midst.     Here  is one story,' and it- must be confessed that the  plot is strong, if lacking in probability.     It is  known  that  Samuel    M.   Woods    (or   Paddy'  Woods, as he was called),  was born in Louisiana, and afterwards removed to Pennsylvahia.'  Here, it is said, the deceased married, and the  result of the union was  one son.    While the  boy was   3ret   young   the father  deserted ��� his  wnfe and son  for a woman of dissolute habits.  The boy,"when  he reached   manhood's estate,.  made a vow that he would seek his father and  avenge   his    mother's   wrongs.     The    curtain  drops  on the drama when James  Wood .met  Paddy Wocd in the blacksmith shop and   sent  home   the  shot  that    robbed  the  old man of  his life'.     It must be confessed  that  there are  many weak points in this stoty.     First, James  Wood is not so constructed mentally as to feel  keenly the wrongs of a   deserted mother;   and  secondly, the nature of the weapons he carried  on   his person when' the   crime wTas  cornmited  proved  conclusively  that he had not arranged  in his own mind just the particular kind of an  instrument   he would emplo3^ in avenging that  mother's   wrongs.       There    are    other    weak  points in the plot, but they are left to the suggestion of the critics.     One thing is  quite pertain, the condemned man has never manifested  a desire to write to a^^one.     So if he were the  hero that the romancers  incline to believe he  is, the person  whose wrongs  he  has avenged  is not likely to ever  know  anything about  it.  It is not probable that he will make  any confession.     His    case   will   be  discussed ,at   the  Cabinet meeting next Friday,   and there is no  reason to  believe that the sentence  of  death  will not be carried out.  and  regulations.     The   work   of  a   board   of  health should   be   like   the' administration of  j ustice���neither   fear   nor  favor   should   enter  into the faithful performance of the duties that,  will   prevent   exposure   to   epidemics. ,     The  sanitary regulations of 1896   were   ver3^ care-  ; fully prepared, being, based upon; the sanitary  laws,6Lthe province of Ontario, and developed  . in accordance with the discoveries of the latest  advanced medical and sanitary science.  .'They/  are clear, concise and workable.     In a young .  city   sanitary  law   is  usually   the last   thing  taken    into     consideration. .    Buildings     are  thrown   together  without   regard to   the   evil  that   follows   unsanitary   surroundings.     The  local   board,    which is   usually   composed   of  men who have little or  no knowledge of sanitation, is also the  last   to act:     We have only-  to   look into the lamentable condition  prevail- '  ing in a neighboring  town to assure ourselves  of this fact.    The. Province of British Columbia is therefore to   be congratulated upon having a  strong,  capable  health   board.     This is  demonstrated   by the health   act,   (rules and  regulations   governing   diseases)    which    has  r c  been given to the people. It is a thoroughly'  up-to-date organization, keeping pace with the  advancement of sanitar3' science. The investigations made by Dr. Duncan during the  present -- trip .will not be given to the public  am til such times as he reports to the Provincial Beard of Health. *    a  Vishnu.  SAYWARD  LIMEROCK. ,.  Mr. Paul Johnson states that he has examined this limerock for smelting purposes,  and certifies that for the object named it is as  good as could be obtained. The analysis  reads : Insoluble, 4.3 per cent.; C. A. 0.,46.o;  Mg. O., 3.3;   Fe. O., 3.1.  Customs Officer J. H. Nolan, at Waneta,  who was in Nelson on Saturday, stated that  the sample he had sent for examination had  been picked up from the Pug mine, located  two miles south of the Sayward hotel. The  quantity appeared to. be unlimited and was  situate not more than fifty feet from the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway line.  MINING   NOTES.  Dr. George H. Duncan, secretar3r Provincial  Board   of   Health,    and    Mr.   Clives Phillips-  Woole3Y Provincial    sanitary    inspector,    are  now in this city.    T\��ey  have visited  all  the  canneries on the Fraser river and the towns in  East Kootena3a investigating the sanitary conditions prevailing in  the different portions of  the country.     This  work is in  capable hands.  Dr. Duncan has made sanitary matters a stud3--  for years  and carried his investigations as far  as the Orient,   so as to form the  best conclusions as to the cause of epidemics.  As a physician he stands at  the  head   of  his profession,  and   it  is   safe   to   conclude that the work entrusted to his care by the  Provincial  Government will be well and carefully performed.    In  Mr.   Phillips-Woolley the government selected  a first-class   executive officer���one who can be  depended upon   to   enforce   the   sanitary rules      able ore.  Messrs. Cowan and Dunbar arrived Sunda3r  morning from their mines, on Hooker creek,  and have taken to Rossland 800 pounds of ore.  The report is satisfactor\a as to the work on  their mines.  It is currently reported that a prospector  named Sawyer has discovered a pass on Lands-  downe creek 500 feet lower than hitherto  known. Should this be verified there will be  very little difficulty in reaching Cranbrook and  Fort Steele from Pilot Bay.  The Pilot Ba3' Smelter Company are busily  engaged in getting their sampling works and  concentrator read3^ for operation, and will soon  be in the market to purchase all offers presented. There is a probability that Crawford  creek, Hooker creek, and other points on the  east side of Kootena3^, will   furnish   consider- i .r,. ��ji ftv-uj. ��m i  -^lMjIi.et.-. i'fc'i  i-ye"Sflif��^��w'p"  isSvSw****5**?- ^ #i*w iS  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A CONNUBIAL TRAGEDY.  ',   !  i  i    ���������  . *-: -<���������  "I alwa^^s thought there was some connection between, wife and buttons, and not a  button.on this shirt bosom,'Bess."  My pretty wife looked up like a child who  had received a scolding. ' She. was a girlish  little thing of 17, despite her wdfe and motherhood, and I should, have said of any other  man who scolded her that he was a brute.  But I had eaten too. much lobster "salad and  swallowed too much champagne on the previous night, and was cross and surly; inconsequence. '  My wife began to cry.      We   had been married  a 3rear or niore,   and now we had^quar-  . relied���about buttons !  I 'went to town ; nry business was transacted  ' in a moody dream ;   I  drowned my  inisety in  cigars; and went home angry  as  I  had left it.  No Bess met me at the gate.  I found her in the dining room, and she'  looked up with a proud, cold face���expecting  an apology, perhaps ; but I gave her none.  Fortunately I had a grievance���the mutton  was.not cooked to suit me, and there were no  capers. ., c  ��� I began once more on the subject of a wife's  duties. * -  . Bess did not tell me what I knew alread3r���  that at Mine. Pongee's finishing seminary the  superintendence of a cook was not taught, and  that a 3?ear is not a long experience.  She sat quiet and enraged me; so that before  I sought my pillow I had said cruel things,  and she had at last dropped one bitter, rankling speech, into the momenta^ silence, and  had-shut herself in her balzw's nursery.  And so it went on through all the bitter  days of the long week.  At last it was   Saturday   morning.      I gave  her a cruel stab���an unjust   one   as   I . knew.  When I spoke I had my back   turned   toward  her and was looking out upon the cloudy sky,  so that I did not see her when she said :  "You have made me hate 3rou."  I turned at that.       She   was 'standing quite  pale, even to the lips.       And   I saw that  she  had drawn her wedding ring  from   her finger.  "I hate that,"   she said,   "and I hate you."  And she "flung, the ring  upon the carpet and  made a gesture as. though   she   were   flinging  her love from her also, and left the room without another word, though I  waited   for her to  ��� come back for-nearly an hour.  I had much to do that da}r,- business appointments which should have been attended  to forthwith ; but long after I had reached my  office in the city I found myself sitting wretchedly'"in-a. chair with'hi3r head upon my hands,  thinking over and over again those words : "I  hate that and I hate 3'ou."  And my love came back and I was Robert  walking-with Bessie under the trees again,  not the stern married man determined to teach  his wife her duty.  I looked at the clock. I had just time to  catch the noon car for home. Who cared for  business ? I must go home and make up with  Bess. I seized my hat and flew down the  street.      I reached the depot.      I was in a car  breathless with   exertion   and  anxiety.       We  were ten minutes in reaching P , to  me it  seemed ten-hours.  At last I was there. Before me arose our  little cottage, with its slope of velvet green  from the door to the water's edge.  Usually, all was quiet, and scarcely a soul to  be seen. To-day a group of women stood by  the -wateri Two men, one a sailor, were there'  also, and among them' Bridget.  I felt my heart'stand still and gasped- out :  "What is the matter ?"  "We're afeard there's been an accident.  Torn Bowling took 3^otir boat out this morning  and the boat has been picked up���-and���and���  Tom hasn't."   ��� -   ���        ���  Young Tom Bowling often borrowed my  boat ; I was not surprised at that.   ,  "I hope Tom is safe," I said, "At what  time did my wdfe lend him the boat ?"  Nobody'spoke for two minutes.  At last,a woman began to sob :  "Oh, don't tell him !  May.be 'tisn't so."   ���  And the sailor said solemnly :  " Take heart, sir ; mebbe there's   hope,   but  your wdfe hired Tom Bowling to row   her and  . the baby on the water at half past ten."  When thbse words fell upon my ears I  dropped upon the ground in'a'swoon.  In three hours a boy found Tom's hat floating in the water. Two more, and. a grim,  hard featured man came to me as I raved like  a maniac upon the beach, and touched his  hat.  "Mister," he said, "Tom is found. They're  a br in gin' of him."  I had no need to ask how he was found. I  knew. So they would soon find Bess and her  babe ; heavy and cold, with dank, dripping  hair and eyes wide open, staring at the sky.  I went into the house and searched for the  wedding ring. I could not find it. Then a  hope came into my heart that she had so far  relented as to return it to her finger, and that  it will be found upon her dead .white hand.  I heard a shout from those without, and  some one came screaming up the hall. It was  Bridget.  "Misses���its missus! she's found!" she  cried. "And.baby, too! Oh, Lord. Oh, saints  above!  She's found !"  " Oh, nry darling Rob, what a /fright .'you  have had, and what a sad, sad thing to happen to poor Tom ! Oh, my dear, how ill you  look! 'It's Bessy, your own Bess3r, and our  darling bab3^ !"  She was in my arms again and we were  weeping together.  " You see" said Bess3r, ".I don't mean what  I said, not a word of it, and, when you had  srone I felt so dieadful to think how I had  acted and -what words I had used, that I  couldn't, stay-at-home, so I hired poor Tom to  row me to the city.  And Tom,left me at the wharf and I went  down and have been at your office ever since,  frightened to death about you, for the jaui-  tress said you'd never been there, and as niairy  as twenty gentlemen were ver3r  anxious to see  We have  had our lesson in that one terrible  quarrel about buttons.  BRITISH FLAG CUT TO PIECES.  YOU.  j >  We have never fallen out for   one   moment.  (New York Dispatch.)  The wanton mutilation of a British flag by  unknown miscreants has created a wave of  intense indignation among the residents of  Cleveland street, Brooklyn. Mr. and Mrs. H.  "Pierson Brocklesby,, an English family prominent in social .'circles in the Twenty-sixth  Ward, live at No. 17,5 Cleveland street. Their  house and grounds,are spacious   and- tasteful.  The , Brocklesbys gave a lawn party and  bazaar, dn'Friday, for the benefit of the book  . fund of the Fortnightly Literary Club. This  club is composed of women of' the neighborhood, who are interested in the private librae  situated on Warwick street.  - -Among the decorations, flags, lanterns and  rosettes, that were hung about the lawn - in  front of and beside the house was an English  ^ union jack, tw el ve 03^ ten" feet. Yesterday  morning .when the decorations were taken  down it, was found that the British flag had  been cut and slashed into strips. Mrs. Brock-  lesb3" said 3^esterda3^ : " I j ust boiled over when  .nry maid informed me of this .outrage. We  have lived here three 3-ears, and always displayed an abundance of red, white and blue  on the Fourth of July, Decoration Day and  other American holidays: Although we are  English by birth, we have many interests that  turn us to this country. When we concluded  to give a lawn party for the purpose, of increasing the available amount to be, expended for  books for our neighborhood library, I suggested flying an English ensign along wdth  the other decorations. No objection was  made b3r anybod3''.  '' We do not possess such a flag, so I sent  down to a decorator on Fulton street and got  one. We stretched it, the - one foreign flag  among twenty or thirty large and small American flags, on a hazard extending from the  second^story of our house to our next door  neighbor's. Ever\rthing passed off pleasantly.  The children eujo3red the Punch and Jud3r  show, and all the neighbors' had the freedom  of our house and grounds from 3 until 9  o'clock last evening. About,: 8 o'clock this  morning my maid ran upstairs and told me  some one had lowered the hazards and slashed  the British flag, apparently with a pair of  shears. About a foot had been cut off in "a  ragged line. We haven't an enemy that we  know of and what purpose could be served byr  this piece of destructiveness puzzles us all."  Mr. Brocklesby came here from London  three 3^ears ago, and has occupied his present  residence ever since. He is superintendent of  the Williamsburg Cork Works, and though  not 3ret a citizen has taken out his first papers.  So much indignation was felt in East New  York over the petty meanness that J. M.  Wood and Charles Mason Fairbanks were  delegated to notify Police Superintendent Mc-  Kelve3' 3'esterda3r. He sent word to Captain  Baldwin, of the Liberty Avenue Station, to  investigate the matter fulfy and hunt down  the miscreant. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT STORIES.  Baron Alderson once released . from his  duties a juror who stated that he was deaf wdth  one ear. " You may leave the box," said his  lordship, "since it is necessary, you should  hear both sides."  The late professor Blackie was once standing  in front of the fire at the lodge of Balliol, and  shouting out, with a roll of the , famous plaid  and a toss of the equally famous wild white  hair : "I should like to know what you *Ox-  ford fellows say of me behind my back !" After  a moment's pause, Jowett, the master of Balliol, replied mildly, "We don't mention you at  all..'  When the Princess Clotilde, the daughter of  Victor Emmanuel, came to Paris   as  the bride  of Prince Napoleon,  Euge ue,   herself, a   parvenu, felt some constraint in her dealings with  the daughter of a  race   of  kings,   but  did all  that.she could to conceal her feelings.   Clotilde  was very good, very pious,   very quiet, but as  proud as Lucifer.     At one of the splendid fetes  that were arranged to celebrate   her  arrival in  Paris, the empress remarked to her,   with   an  air of one who had   been   accustomed   to   that  sort of thing always a  "I am  awfully bored,  aren't   you?','      "Yes,"    answered    Clotilde,  quietly; "but I am used to it."  Eugenie never  forgave her for this remark.  The late John Eyre's death. eclipsed the  gaiety of Galway. He came upon his kinsman, Lord Carrick, in Eyrecourt (when. Car-  rick had missed a train) and bore him away  to dinner. Lord Carrick was then very much  '.'saved," and on a preaching mission. When  they reached the mansion, they found the  ladies seated, as is the before-dinner custom of  the house, by the fire in the hall. After the  greetings Carrick said, "I fear, Eyre you  know not the lord."  "Upon my word,   Carrick,  I   would  rather  know any other man in   the  county  than  the  same fellow.     Look at his Portumna tenants.''  "Oh, John,   I  don't   mean   Clanrickarde,  I  fear you must, be born again."  "���Stop," said Eyre, pointing to his venerable  mother, " I always thought noblesse oblige,  and yet you'd give that old gentlewoman, with  all her years and the best mother in Con-  naught, all the trouble again."  ./Eneas  M'Donnel,  who had  been   editor of  the  Cork Mercantile Chronicle,   was   a  good  speaker and clever writer, who soon transferred  himself to Dublin.      Taking  an active part in  Catholic politics,   he   was   appointed  salaried  agent for the Irish Catholics, and sent to London.     He performed his duty, with ability and  zeal,    until    1829,    when   Emancipation   was  granted.       From   that time,   his  course  was  altered by his applying himself, in the London  Standard  and   other   ultra-Tory journals,   to  constant abuse of Mr. O'Connell,  on   the plea  that Irish agitation ought to have ceased when  Emancipation was obtained.      Mr.  M'Donnell  was still living in London a few years ago.  Lord  , Norbury, who never could resist a joke, on  seeing M'Donnell coming out of the house of  Dr. Troy, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin,  exclaimed, "There is the pious ^neas returning from the sack of Troy !" It is well that a  pun need not involve a fact, as Dr. Tro\r, who  was the reverse of Falstaff, eschewed sack and  other wanes���his,limited resources being distributed among the neeofy. When he died,  the sum of a guinea was all that was found in  the purse of this primitive Archbishop.  Sir John Macdonald's face was a good subject for the caricaturist, and Bengough could  put more humor into the single feature of his  nose in a sketch in Grip than could & depicted  in the whole body of any other Canadian politician of the present, or past. For fifteen years  not a single issue of Grip could be recalled without asketch of the enlivening face which all  eyes caught as they turned to the cartoons.  And r how delightful was the wink which  the cartoonist would give to the old  man!      With    one    catch-word    the     reader  o  could   almost  describe   the   scheme  that   was  being portrayed by that  "inimitable twinkle "  alone.     To the political reader the   most pathetic thing connected wdth Sir John's death was  the   absence   of  his familiar features from the  pages of Grip.     The sudden  pictorial void was  more eloquent of the sadness   of  separation in  death than if the  pages   had been   filled   with  funeral  emblems  and  tributes.      Speaking of  Sir John's nose,ca member of Parliament told  this story :     '' The last time I happened to be  in the barber shop of the Parliament buildings,  Sir John was in   the   chair..      The  artist   was  shaving his upper lip  as   I   entered,   and  had  hold of the  Premier's   nose.     I said :    ' I suppose,  Sir John,   that   he   is  the  only  man in  Canada who can take you  by   the   nose   with  impunity ?'    The  barber  was distured by   the  smile of the statesman,  as  he  replied :'Yes,  and he has his hands full.'  Jerry Keller, as he  was  alway-s  called,  was  an Irish barrister of immense talent, whose life  was a failure.       He   used   no  mean  arts (and  such were common in his da>T) to obtain briefs.  He   neither  flattered   seniors  nor entertained  attorneys,   nor  flirted   with   their wives,   nor  coquetted with their daughters.      He did  not  succeed at the bar, as a man  so  gifted  should  have succeeded.      At last he limited his ambition to shining at the social board,   and there  few eclipsed him.   A dull rival, named Mayne,  was made a judge ;   "there,"  he was heard to  mutter,   like   the   under-growl   of. a   tempest,  "Mayne sits, risen by his gravity,   and   Keller  sunk by his levity; what would Newton sa3^ to  that!"     He was witty.     He dined,   in 1780, at  the house of one  Garrett   Moore,   grocer  and  whiskey-vender,   in   Aungier   street,   Dublin.  When the mirth grew '' fast and   furious,''  an  intimation   was   made   that   the  lady   of the  house had j ust been   confined.     "Let   us   adjourn," said his friend.     "Certainly," replied  Jerry, "pro re nata."     The  3'oung   stranger,  was Thomas Moore,  the   poet.     An   attorne3a  with a peculiar  malformation   of  hands,   explaining  an act  of parliament,   sprawled   his  "Here  ha  Jerry an- ,  deformed members over the page,  is;'' he cried, '' here's the, clause.''  swered, " 3^ou are right, for , once���they're  more like claws than hands." When, in 1800,  Barry. Yelyertoii was raised, from the, rank of,  Baron, to that of Viscount Avonmore, because  he had voted for. the Union, he summoned a  few friends to read the draft of the patent. It  was worded, "To all to whom these letters  patent shall come, greeting ; We of the United .  kingdom of Great e^Britain and Ireland���-'/"���  "Stop!" said Keller, who wras one of the,  party ���' the consideration is set. out two early  in the deed."  It'was the case of the "abduction" of a small  farmer'slaughter by a shopkeeper, who could ���  not arrange the  matter  of the   dowry   of the  sweetheart to the satisfaction of  her   relatives.  The accused had met the maid near   his shop,  and kept her,   half-resisting,   half-consenting,  in   his premises  and   with an elderly   female  relative, so that the offence   was   only  technical^^ an abduction.      But, the  girl's   relatives  were   furious,     the     committing   magistrates  foolish, and  the  Crown   officials   anxious   to  make    fees.       "Charlie"    O'Mally,     without  whose speech for the defence a  Mayo   peasant  would   scarcely   believe   himself not    guilty,  made a wonderful speech, in which he flattered,  touched, and bullied in a farrago ranging, from  the Newtonian theory to   the   rights   of man  and coleens.       Finalfy,   he   complimented,   in  the choicest terms, a box full   of frieze-coated  r.  jurors:   "The   most  intelligent,   high-minded  naturalfy-gifted  men   it   had   ever   been    the  honor  and  privilege of counsel  to   address."  Then came Judge Morris's turn.    He ridiculed  the magistrates, touched up the  relatives,   and  rated   the    crown    officials   with   short sharp  words, and then wound up in  Galway   Doric;  "You    haye   seen    my   learned    friend    Mr.  O'Mally's amazing performance.      Dismiss   it  from your minds and don't   go   home   to your  honest wives with peacocks'  feathers   in  your  hats to   proclaim   the   special   distinctions   he  piles upon ye.       The   law  lays   down   certain  definitions of abduction, and  I   am  compelled  to direct you to return a verdict   of  '' Guilty"  in this case.      But   you   will  easily see that I  think it is a trifling thing, which   I   regard as  quite unfit to   occupy   my   time.      It's   more  valuable than yours���at least much better paid  for.      Find, therefore, the   prisoner   guilty  of  abduction, which rests, mind ye on four points   the father was not averse;   the  mother was  not opposed ; the girl was willing ; and the boy  was convaynient.������' The laughing jury returned "Guilty." Morris resumed, " Prisoner  in the dock, the sentence of the court is that  you remain there till my rising. He stood up,  sa3nng, " Let's go, Mr. Sheriff." Then before  the"bo3r" was clear of the dock, the judge's  head appeared again. "Marry the girl at once,  and God bless vour work."  Bobby : " Ma, you said that I shouldn't eat  that piece of cake in the pantty���that it would  make me sick." Mother: "Yes, Bobby."  Bobby (convincingfy) : "But, ma, it hasn't  made me a bit sick." H"   '  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  \X'      '  P. McGuire, a Winnipeg capitalist,, is in the  city. ���  Travel has increased the  past two or three  *  weeks. ..''...  -Mrs.   Wm.-Wilson   has . goiie   East to   visit  friends.  Alex. Dick, Manager   of the Alpine group,  is in the city. ' ..  James W'alkefy, the   well-known contractor  of Victoria, is in the city.  Andrew   Jensen   reports   sales of lots in the  Hume addition as unusually active.  Imall probability a  Romaii, Catholic church  will soon be erected at Greenwood City.  ��� Charles Wilson, of Toronto, who   has been  visiting his sons in Nelson, has returned East.  F. T. Swift, of Portland, is in Nelson.    He  is'interested in securing the contract for   the  '��water pipe.        ' '  Mrs. W. J. Wilson- left for Toronto Monday  evening, where .she . will   remain   for a   short  , time visiting friends.  Miss! Lillian Russell, ��� the thre'etyea'r ' old  child 'of'Mr; and Mrs." P:" J.-'" Russell, entertained  her 'i child friends .with : a birth day 'party'" last  S'atu:rda3a' ��� ��� There we're- about eighteen of :"her  little friends present," and'-she received a'great  many: suitable^ presents a- '���'���"���   ���   '"'"''  James'E. Saw3^e'r, of Pilot Bay, and Miss  Anna' PL Tautphaus, of San'. Francisco, were  married at 1:30 p. m. Tuesdaya Amgust 10th,.  03^ the Rev. J. H. Morden, in the parlors of.  the Grand. Central hotel, in the presence of a  few friends and relatives of the contracting .  parties." Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer will make their .  future home at Pilot Ba3r.  Editor W.-F. Thomson of the Trail Creek  News has. caught the Klondyke fever, and  from the"following he appears to .have it bad:  "If any of the readers of the News know of.  any man, woman, or child that will trade a  ticket to the Klondynke'and a 3rear's outfit of  grub and clothiug for a newspaper claim, they  will be doing; us a kindness^ bv telearraohins:  the News at our expense."  A Vancouver telegram savs: "The huere  run of salmon on Fraser river continues, and  all canneries have placed a limit on the'number to be taken out from each boat. Fisher-:  men usually onlyanake one drift, and catches  of 200 and 300 fish are quite common. Six  hundred and forty-five fish wrere caught in one  drift Monda3r night. A large quantity of salmon is being salted, and as a result salt has  jumped in price from $11 to $35 per ton. It  is reported that a representative of a large  English' bu3*er of salmon is now on Fraser  river investigating; the manner in which'sal-  mon are put up, in order to ascertain whether:  there is any truth in- the reports of uncleanli-  ness. Special enquio7 is. being niade into the  physical condition of Chinese -emplo3res, and  the white workmen hope -that as a result of  the anticipated report Chinese labor ma3' be  dispensed with."  ���   THE HALL MINES.  The Hall mines (limited) smelter is sending  out a great deal of high grade matte to the  parting plants of the United States.. The big  furnace, of which we- spoke in our last issue,  is producing now every'smelter 'day from 20 to  24 tons of matte. Yesterday was the banner ���  day  of the   operation of this   great -piece   of  ' G ' J  smelting oven. There was smelted 496,000 j  pounds of,ore, 39,500 pounds of lime rock [  and 34 tons . of coke ; added to this charge, ���'  19^2 tons of refining slag and 25 tons of blast ���  furnace slag were , charged,- making -a total -;  smelted of 321^ tons. - This ��� amount, if load-.:  ed on railroad cars, would require-twenty-two  cars.   -'������'." ..., :     ���..-...  All is bustle, but: noTetxcitemeut, around the  works," and everybody knows ' '-.where hens, at-'' -;  -The improvement's spoken of in our last  issue are now well under way,- and, soona'the  dirt will   ffy for   extensive ��� trackage   facilities  *      . * "o  and,, additional -building. The-, Athabasca  added another .shipment.-; to the are. supply .attire smelter.-this week, and other outside-ores  wall, soon commence'to-roll in.   '...--  THE CITY COUNCIL.  -Regular meeting-of the mayor an dob oar d ..-of  aldermen was held on Monday-nierht..- ���  -.Present: His ...Worship the, Mayor-, and.  Aldermen' Dow,..-Gilker, .Hillyer, Malone and-  Teetzel. -���    ..    _;,r.    ,.,..    imi ,a   s-;   a,.- /.   r/a.  It  was   resolved;;" that 'the minutes-of,the  -meeting, held .on, the 4th . instant ...be ..amended-.  by striking out- the paragraphs relating to;the  reconsideration   and .final passage   of. "Public  Works Lean Bylaw No.  1, 1897."  Report of Finance committee re city, solicitor's account was adopted.    .  Communication re Stanley street sidewalk,  was placed on file.  Chief -of .-.Police Wolverton was appointed  health officer.  A large number of accounts were presented, \  and it was ordered that orders therefor, signed ���  byr the ma3'cr ard city clerk, be drawn on the  city treasurer, and that cheques for the several  amounts be issued, signed byr the city treasarer  and mayor.  It was resolved "that the vote on the third  reading of 'Public Works Loan Bylaw, No. 1,  1897,' be reconsidered.  The bylaw wras"finairy\passed..and adopted.  A bylaw relating to the mayor's salary was  introduced by Alderman Teetzel.  The by-law was read a first and second time  and the council went into commi.tt.e of the  whole, and the bydaw Was reported complete  with amendments.  The bydaw was carried.  Aid. Dow gave notice that he'would, at the  next meeting of the council, move that the  third reading of the " Ma3*or's Salary ffylaw,  No. 15,  1897," be reconsidered.  Aid. Dow- gave notice that he would;--'at the  next regular meeting of the council, introduce  b3daws governing the sale of bread, milk and  food within the city limits.       . c  Couucil then adjourned until Tuesda3',  August 10, at 2 p. m.  There was nothing done at the meeting  Tuesda3', and the council adjourned until  Wednesday7-, at 2 o'clock p. m. a.  NEW BUILDINGS IN- NELSON.  Just the value of the buildings that have  been and will be erecteddn Nelson this season  cannot be estimated with any degree "of certainty, but one thing ,is. certain,' the amount  will very much- exceed the expectations of  many. Below we give an idea Of what is now  being done in the way of building :  A.   C.   EWART,   ARCHITECT.  A. S. McKilldp���Two-story brick building,  Baker street; almost completed; cost about  $7,000. \ -        < '    a ' -,  John Elliott���Two-story brick, corner Baker ������  and  Stanle3''streets ;   stores .011 ground   floor,  offices on first; will be completed by Sept.- isf.;  Cost about $8,000'.  ��� , . '  Frame   store   and   office   building/  corner  - Baker ahd"K66teiiay streets,  for E, H. Applewhite '; will be completed hy Sept. 15th ;   cost,  $3,000.   ���;���   ' "' '"... _. ~.   .  /-'Hotel ;Hume-^-Stoue   basement almost completed;';! general'contractor will commence- the.  superstructure   next  week ;   cost   when   completed about $25,000.  Broken Hill Mining and Development building-���Corner Baker and Ward streets; will be  completed by Sept. 15th.; cqst about $7,000.  Turner '&'Boeckh--��� Building .corner aBaker  'and'Ward' streets ; started yesterday .morning  aiid will' be pushed, to completion, ��� which..will  be about Sept. "25th ; cost .about $5,000., - -  Also preparing plans for a stone and brick ���  residence for Judge Forin, to be.erected at the'  northeast end of Baker street.   . -r.:   .. o.. ��� A-A  .-   CURTIS, - ARCHITECT-..;  Business block, corner Baker and Hall;  three . large stores' on first floor ; offices on  second ; stone with brick dressing; 60 foot  frontage ; 25 feet back ; all latest sanitaryr improvements.  Dwelling house for C. Rowley, corner  Josephine and Observatory streets.  Villa for E. H. Applewhite on Observatory  street.       -  Just   completed,    soda     water   factory  for  Thorpe'& Co., Vernon street. ���   -  A.  E.  HODGINS, ARCHITECT.  Brick building on  Baker street, J. A. Mara.  House for A. E. Hodgins on   Baker  street.  Fitting up  old Club  House on Baker street  for offices.  miscellaneous. . '���   ,"  McArthur & Traves, two stoics and a  basement on Baker street, to be occupied 03^  Mc Arthur, furniture dealer.  Richardson & Perdue, big hotel on Baker  street.  Simpson & Donnelly, hotel on corrior Vernon arid : flail streets.  J. W.Brown, two-stor3' frame building on  Baker street; two stores on first floor ; second  story for offices ; to cost $3,500 and to be completed about Sept: 1.  Grocery7- store on Baker street, Harrington  owner.  The foregoing are only a few buildings now  in process of erection and already^ built this  season in Nelson, but they will give some idea  of the almost phenomenal growth of the place# THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  C. E  LLETTE & GO.,  DEALERS   IN  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., E}c.  BAKER STREET, <Jn prr^ona!u TcS-F by'���       -N ELSON, B..C  PAINTER,  GRAINER,  P. O. BOX 137.  PAPER   HANGER,  GLAZIER  w;  STARMER    SMITH  Decorative   Artist.  ; All kinds of House  Repairing done.,, Only first class workmen  employed.   Trade solicited.   Contracts given.  Orders may be left  .     "   ���        NJ  at Russell & Thurman's Cigar Store or at -workshop on Stanley st.  eison,  B. C.  INERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.  Adjoins the City of Nelson and has superb water, frontage, affording  an uninterrupted view of 'Kootenay Eake. ,.    .  -,    Recorded as Nelson  City,  being Subdivision' of Lot 58 A. -  The Laud Company is now clearing-streets, la3'ing,sidewalks and  general improving their property, and offer special inducements to purchasers intending to build at orfce., TITEE GUARANTEED,, For'  prices of lots and terms, of sale appty at the office of  Nelson Cily Land and Improvement Co., Naison, B.C;  S��  ILlC*  Ware! Street Gash Grocery  ", (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRY)  Groceries  and   Provisions.    Small Store, Small  Stock, Small Profits.  Your Patronage  0  uui  We carry a very heavy stock of hardware.  A LARGE STOCK OF BEST GROCERIES  u  ER ALE  Corner Baker and Josephine  Streets, Neison,   B.C. i ����  And. other   Aerated   Table Waters.  (Prepared and packed to suit all climates.)  A   ROSS'I SONS   LTD    BELFAST   IRELAND.  Mb        I BU VU     fc>3>       O'ViVVi       Haiti   y>ii        !W &�� &�� 8   nv  I   a       .8 I 1 &���> Bn>n IS Wi  "CANNOT TURN  BACK.'  From an interview wdth a mining man,  printed in' the Spokesman-Review, the following   extract   is   taken :  '' The company has entered into extensive  contracts, and can not reconsider its decision  at this late day. It has contracted for the  machinery, and made pa3oneiits thereon.. It  has contracted for the erection of the smelter ;  and, more binding yet, it has signed a close  contract with President Corbin of the Spokane  Falls & Northern. Do 3^011 think Mr. Corbin  would' allow that contract to be cancelled for  the benefit of a man he dislikes ? Not in a  thousand 3^ears.''  The Ee Roi company has contracted for rna-  ��� chine'ry ; contracted for the erection of a  smelter, and, as is stated, "more binding yet,  has signed a close contract with President  Corbin," etc. First, as regards the machineiy,'  it makes no difference whether the same would  be delivered at Northport or some point in  British Columbia near the mine. Secondly,  all the work performed so far at Northport  will not exceed $1,000. It is the third  alone with which The Economist wishes to  deal, and that is the hatred of Mr. Corbin for  Mr. Heinze, and the competition of their respective railway systems. Both Corbin and  Heinze have received their charters, wdth the  addition of many favors, from the government  of British Columbia. In return for these  favors Mr. Corbin has not contributed anything towards enriching the Province. On the  contrary, he has carried away our natural  wealth and used it to benefit his friends on the  other side of the line. In the case of Mr.  Heinze, his dealings have   been reciprocal, in  asmuch as the people of this Proviuce have  been benefited 03^ his enterprises. The Ee  Roi company in particular has profited by Mr.  Heinze's undertakings, and it may be doubted  if that company would have declared these  large dividends, of which so much has been  said and written, if Mr. Heinze had been a  man of less enterprise. ��� -  Sheriff Redgrave, whose adventures on land  and sea would fill a volume, was in the city  this w^eek and will leave this evening for his  home at Donald.  . Day's crew beat Perks' four-oared crew last  Saturda3o It is claimed much of the credit  w7as due to the superior steering of Master  Clarence Goepel.  At 3 o'clock this afternoon the tenders for  supplying the pipe fcr the city water works  were opened. There were two tenders; from  Crane Bros., Portland, and H. J. Evans & Co.,  Nelson. The latter was the most favorable,  but up to the hour of going to press, neither  had been accepted.  DRINKS,  DRINKS, DRINKS.  Have a case of Thorpe & Co's assorted  waters sent around to your house.  Thorpe & Co., Et'd.  OFF   FOR THE   KLONDYKE,  the great ex-  DENTISTRY.  Dr. H. E. Hall,, who is well known in other  parts of the Province, and who has given satisfaction wherever he has been, has located in  this city and will be pleased to wait upon aiw-  one desiring their teeth attended to. Old,  aching teeth replanted and brought back to  usefulness. Office with his brother, Dr.  George Hall, Farley & Simpson block, Baker  street, Nelson, B. C.  Just previous to his departure from Seattle,  Wednesday morning, for the Kloi^fyke, Mr.  Phil Abrahams, special correspondent of The  Economist, telegraphed :  " I cannot describe   in   words  citemeut that   is   here.     Every business house  is rushing and all kinds of goods are scarce ;  merchants are telegraphing, all over the country for goods and cannot get them fast enough.  The   sidewalks   are   stacked   mountains   high  wdth   everything that a   prospector can   think  of, and just think  of the enormous volume of  goods   it   takes   to supply each   man   for  one  vear.     The   steamer WiH-Linette   was to   have  sailed three _days ago   and   has not   got  awa)r  'yet.'-    She takes 800 passengers   and iooo tons  of freight.     All the big liners are here loading  at the docks, and eveiy craft that can be gotten  into  shape is booked   for-D3*ea,--Skaguay and  St. Michaels.     All the  old   rotten   steamboats  are being pressed   into service.     I   have never  in my life seen such a rush and crush���to get  to the   Klonctyke.     The steamship owners are  making    fortunes    and the   most     exorbitant  prices are asked for both passages and freight,  ���"which   the people gladly pay.     For   instance,  our party had to pay to be delivered to Skag-  iuiy, on a barge called the   Ajax, to be   towed  to   her  destination by'the' powerful tug T3*ee,  as   follows:    Eight   head   of    horses,   $200;  wharfage $2 ;   two   boats in sections of three  each, knocked down, $20 ;   wharfage $1 ;   i}4  tons    feed   with    wharfage,    $14.70.    Total,  $237.70   prepaid.     Freight on other merchandise   by steamer Mexico $11 ton measure, and  3^011 know what that  means.    This will   give  you an idea of what is going on here.     There  is a general cr3^ of wholesale robbenf."  ,Jf 8  THE NELSON - ECONOMIST  personages.      The\- form, in fact,   a  ���most singular  group   of  men,    and  - exercise a  vast   weight t in   politics  1 ��� and society as well as in finance.  It is a  curious   thing   that" there  "   are fewer Jews in  England   than in-  aiy . other     county     iii    Europe,  'though  -the3'    e 11303" more   perfect  equality there   than   in   any" other.  ��� Until forty" \^ears ago, indeed,  the3' remained under certain  political disabilities, for the reason  that tliey could not conscientious^'  ��� take tiie oaths which then were  hecessa^ for admission to certain  public   positions/      But   for   mam-  ' 3'-ears before the ��� Jewish disabilities  were , abolished by special act of  Parliament, '   public     opinion    had  , entirety   condemned   these   restrictions,    and   social    sentiment    had  - ignored   them.       The    late    Baron  Lionel Rothschild   was   four   times  ENGLISH ROTHSCHILDS.    ��� firmly as   if  they   were   natives  of  a-   , , ���'    ���   "      . ,       ,     ������ the soil.-'    The town  of  A3'lesbury  There are,-so many Rothschilds is the'very center .of their influence':  and they are so much alike in many Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild was  respects that' the individuality of member of the, House of Commons  ' each is to some extent lost, .and in j for A\desbury for twenty years, and  England,'at least, they are spoken j when, in 18S5, he was elevated to  of more as'a family than as separate  the   House   of  Lords, ' his   cousin,'  Baron "Ferdinand, was elected his  successor and still retains the seat.  The several Rothschild estates adjoin one another and cover a large  extent of the most picturesque  countiy in England, and the noble  ���mansions where the3r live in princely  splendor are the most, conspicuous  objects in many a mile of landscape.  ' Since Nathaniel ��� Mej^er' was  created Lord Rothschilds,. the first  Jew who ever was enobled in England, his branch' of the family-have  dropped'their foreign title "of baron  and are content to be plain esquires,  like the gentry wdth whom ��� they  rank; and when "Baron Rothschild " is spoken of in England now  it is always Baron Ferdinand, .M-. P.  for' A5desbuiy and Lord of the  magnificent estate cf Waddesdon,  that is .referred to. * Lord Rothschild lives at Tring Park, on the  borders of Buckinghamshire and  Hertfordshire, a~d is cue of the  best landlords and must popular ci  country gentlemen.       Ee  is a keen  elected ' member   of the  T-T  ouse oi  f  Commons for the City of London-,  one of the most distinguished positions an   Englishman   can   occup3r,  before he was able to speak or vote.  i-f- <o-.ai-a,  He sat "without the bar " for some  burden of such a'  business   as   his ;  but, in fact, the Rothschilds have a  system ��� of  family  councils   which  greatlv relieves , the   strain   on   the  individuals, and at  the   same   time  makes their judgment   in   financial  questions   ��� almost   .'infallible.       It  would be quite impossible' for such  a    series'   of  blunders   to occur  in  their affairs as occur in- the   affairs  of the Barings, where one  member  of the firm,   Lord   Revelstcck, ' was  allowed for years to follow, his own  bent, almost without the knowledge  of his partners..       With   the'  Roth-  childs    a   certain   well   considered,  well  tried' line   of polky is   steadfastly adhered to, and on all special  occasions not omy  the   members of  the    London   firms   are   consulted,  and. their joint   decision, backed by  their joint credit, is. what is carried  cut.  .   Broadly speaking, the secret  of the- Rothschilds'   success is   the  very simple one of not   taking   ex-  traordinaiy risks   for   the    sake " of  making      an      exorbitant      profit.  Their    operations    are    often    very  bold and startling ;   but they   never  go into a transaction without being  fnily prepared to   bear   the   utmost  less that can ensue from  it.     The\'  make = mistakes   aid    incur   losses  sometimes,  like   ether   people,   but  of that countiy have been in confusion'ever since. In politics in  England the Rothschilds have been  advanced Liberals ever since thety  had aiy influence at all ; but when,  in 1886, Mr. Gladstone. broke up  the Liberal party by his Home Rule  bill the,.whole' 'family went,with  John Bright, Lord Harrington, Mr.  Chamberlain, and-the others who'  are now called * Liberal Unionists.  They are staunch supporters of the  empire and warmly attached to the  ntyai family, and th^ enj 03^ the personal friendship of the Queen '" and  the Prince of Wales.  The Rothschilds are very much  alike in appearance, and are unmistakably Jewish looking. They  are of exactty the same type, in  fact, as thousands of Jewish bankers- and merchants who may be  seen any day in the streets- of New  cYork, and have nothing in common  with the romantic Oriental type  depicted b3r Disraeli in his -novels,  and exemplified to some extent in  himself. The3* are short and stout,  with black hair, dark complexion,  large nose, and thick lios ; and  though their physique is, already  improved by out-door exercise and  countrv life, it will take some gen-  eratiens 3~et to make them resemble  hrst loss  the  last  sometimes  sportsman, a master   oi  ioxnound  and, like his father, a noted patron j they provide vast sums of money  sixteen 3-ears, a silent witness of a j of the turf. He owns geed horses, j for objects which cannot possihiy  gross injustice and a monstrous ab-j and runs them to win, and he j pa}-them directly ; but those who  surdity ; and his constituents, the \ shares with the Dake of Beauo.rt, j know them best are ih- least likely  proudest commercial community in j the Duke of Westminster and other j to question the ultimate wisdom of  ���the   world,   preferred   to   be   re ore- j men of the  highest rank, the credit! their action.       They   invest   en or-  of maintaining the prestige   of rac- ! ^oush in laud���in   which   respect  }yy    pursuiu  nobod3' ever hears of them, and the ' their  Anglo-Saxon   fellow-county-  men. ��� Lord Rothschild's onty  daughter married the Earl of Rose-  ber3', and the probability is that  other mixed marriages wall follow,  until the Rothschilds, like the  Disraelis.,    will    lose    their   Jewish  sented by him in   that   humiliating  situation rather   than   bv   any   one ��� ins?   in  England  [o-   it! the}' differ from mest Jewish houses  else who could euiov all the   rights I solel v  r,-  and privileges of a member   of Parliament.  In   "Endvmion," Disraeli  draws  the   sake of   sport  korsebreedin.9\  and   net   at   all  for  Rvi  -but only  in   countries   under the  ; - whereas   thev   invest  iiriLisn n  -.    fl o  tne sake or.gamDlmg.  Lord Rothschild is nominally the  i almcst to an equal extent in mines  I in foreign countries. Thev have a  j complete  monopoly   of  the   quick-  identitv and become   absorbed   into  the English stool  in the character of Mr.    Meufchatel ! head    of  the   London   bank,   com- j ^aipLCLc  monopoly  a life-like portrait of   Baron    Lionel; mo; -lv called N.   M.    Rothschild 5i ! Siiver iUlliCS U1 LU'  Rothschild..who.   though bearing a; Sons; and in ail  matters   of serious ; actually regulate  the   supply  so as  of the world,   and thev  foreio-n' title   and   presiding   over a i importance he takes   an   active ��� in- jto obtain." the highest   price   that   is  great"'Jewish bank in England, was herest   in   the   business.       But   his | compatible with the   necessities of  ' commerce. On the whole., however, the Rothschilds are opposed  to monopolies and rings. Thej--  nrefer to live and let live, and to  take only their fair share of what is  to-be got in the open.market.  Sometimes.sentiment  enters  into  the Rothschilds' business affairs, as  * essentiality'���    an     English    country 1 next   brother, ' Alfred,' is really'the  gentleman, and his sons have take;A financier   and   the   citv   man   who  after him.       He   died  in   1879, and M>ears    the    responsibilities    cf   the  the family now consist  of his  three! mighty house of Rothschild.    He is  sons, Nathaniel Mayer, Lionel, and;.a director-of the . Bank of  England,  Leopold,  with  their cousin's, Baron land    through   one .channel   or   an-  Ferdinand, son of Aureilus, head of j other.is represented in   the   control  the house of Rothschild at   Vienna, ! oi ever}- financial institution of first-  ��� who is a naturalized British subject; rate   importance.        He    is   hightyjwheu    the\-   withdrew     altogether  and thoroughly English   in   all but I educated, and far superior, intellec- j from dealing in Russian loans   as a  birth.      The   beautiful    county     of Ij tiially, to the average man of  busi-1 mark   of their indignation   at   the  Buckinghamshire    seems     to   have i ness: and when he  is   consulted, as l barbarous treatment of the Tews bv  o *  some special attraction for the great die   invariabty   is,    upon    financial : the     Czar's    government. That  Jewish families. It was there that j questions of wcrld-wkle magnitude, withdrawal doubtless cost the Roths-  Disraeli made his home, in the j he is regarded rather as a states- childs a good deal, for Russia pa3rs  romantic manor house of Htighen- \ man than as a mere banker. It high rates of interest and has never  den, and it is there that the Roths- ; might well be imagined that no made default. But it inflicted such  childs have   planted   themselves   as ; one man   could   possibh'   bear   the   a blow on Russia that the   finances  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S OFViC]  IITS U'Oa'OUIv the Lieutenant-Governor ha-i  been pleased to make the following appointment :  :Hst -Inly., 1807.  ..Roderick Finiayson Tolmic.of the City of >7el-  son. Esquire, M'iuivig Recorder', to be a District  Heg i$tvar t1tider'the." Bir-tlis-, Deailis a11d Mar-  riagesAct." for tlie Nelson .'Division of trie  West Kootonnv Electoral   District. , ���  ^  M%J  NOTICE is 'hereby given that in accordance  "with Section H of the -'Sanitary Regulations of  18fi(),'" u resolution has been . passe i by the Provincial Board of Health, de daring the sanitary  regulations of ISi'G to be in force in the city of  Xelson.  C EG RGE II. PLoVCAN", M. D.  See. Provincial Board of'.Ilealtli.  ^���i  itistry,  DR. H. E. HALL, (.Jra'luato of Philadelphia  Dental Cad lege. Seven years ex]��erience. Cold  and porcelain crowns inserted. Teeth replanted.     Office -with   Dr. Ceorge Hall, Baker  street. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  '9  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  esale   Dealers.  I  tiiier  s,   Che  ure>  a  The largest handlers  warehouses   under  carried at Nelson, iE>.  of these goods in Western Canada,  ct   system   of  cold storage.     Full  For prices write or wire  All  nag  ^J 9  us  Nelson- Branch  Parsons Produce Company,  ;./  A WORD OF  -WARNING.  Chauncey Depew^ is  a  man   who  needs    no    introduction    to   either  Canadians   or,  i^mericans.      He is  wideaw-ake and observant,   capable  of understanding what he sees. The  result of his watching and thinkiug  while in    Britain   recently   he   has  been telling for   the   benefit   of  his  friends in the United   States.       He  found a remarkable change  in   the  feeling of the British people tow-ards  their American   cousins���a   change  which, in   his  judgment,   portends  no good to the Republic.      The old  feeling of kinship  arising  from the  blood relation of the   two  peoples,  and which has   never   been   recognized   by   the    legislators   of   the  United  States,   is giving   place   to  suspicion and .distrust in the  minds  of the British.    They are beginning  to realize that all   the   fine   phrases  of Minister Bayard were merely the  expression of a  poetic   fancy,   and  that Irish hostility to Britain colors  American    legislation   much   more  deeply   than   the   recognition   of a  common   parentage.        There   has  been   no   painful   manifestation   of  this change of sentiment so far, but  Mr. Deoew warns his fellow citizens i  -1 . - j  .that when the British people begin j  to display their ' feeling they will |  not be so easily won back to the  old sentiment of .brotherhood that  has made the relations of the two  nations so profitable to the ��� citizens  tolesaEe and Retail  of the Republic.  As   a   matter of  fact, the spirit shown by the United j Head Office;  States in the rej ection   of  the   arbi-' *  tration    treaty;    in   the   obnoxious  character of the tariff laws ;" in   the  alien   labor   law,-  as   it   applies   to  Canada,   and   the   prevalent   desire  to strike Britain   wherever   a   blow  will injure her, is  becoming   better  understood in the Old Country, and  as it is known it   will   be   resented.  The English are not a  people   to  quietly accept an insult,  and   while  they will be   slow   to   quarrel with  the Republic,   everything   is   being  done   across the   border   to   incite  them to it.       The   conduct of  the  United   States must   result   in  the  development   of the  Imperial idea.  One effect  will   surely   be   a  commercial union of the  mother  land  and her colonies, in spite of  all the<  fancy  theories   of the "Cobdenites.  Self-preservation      will      prove     a  stronger   incentive   to   action   than  the desire to live up to an idea, and  Britain is being pressed to this very.  decision.  Markets at  Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandoh,   Rossland  and  Trail  iiesaie  Tobacco^ Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and Tobacconists9 Sundries!  -SOLE OWNERS OF-  THE FINEST BRAND MADE. IN CANADA  Ask Your Deafer for Them,  olesaie  Store,   North   of   Baker  Street,   Nelson,  etail Store, South Side of  Baker Street.  e  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West iof England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   Wi  Begin Operations on or about August i .    A  Complete Line of   Carbonated  Waters. Syrups, Essences,   Etc.  Distilled  Water   Oniy  Used.  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  ubscribe for IO  o  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  5  -  ABOUT -THE  Canada Life Assurance Company  OF HAMILTON.   ' .  ITS AGE:  -50 years. , Established 1S47.  ITS INCOME :  '   '"     Over ,?2,7-10,000 in 1896.  ITS SIZE :  - Tlie largest Canadian Company.  Assets over .^17,000,000.  Assurances in force, over $70,000,000.  ITS PROFITS :  Its profits   to  policy-holders are  unsurpassed.      , ,     c y   -  ITS POSITION:  Its .prestige is acknowledged ��� on overside.   Its position is unique.  '  ITS AIM:  To give tlie best results for the least premium consistent with permanent security.  C. D. J. Christie, Dist, Agt  NELSON,   B. X.  Nelson Laundry.  First Class work.   Only white labor  employed  C. H.  ' Washing called  for and   delivered   to   any  part of the city.  FORGED CLASSICS.  rips,   ,  runks,  Valises,  atchels,  Thompson. Stationery Co  NELSON,   B. C.  ')  J'  a  T. S. Gore. H: Burnet.        J. H. McGrkdor  GORE, BURNET �� CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining- Crown   Grants and Ah =  stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, <Scc.  NELSON,   -    -   -   British Columbia  r*  TECT.  CLEMENTS  AND HILLYER  BLK  Room 6,  Nelson, B. C.  JOHN McLATCH1E  Dominion and  Provincial^^s&a^^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  r*  R  r*  OP  Opp  Hair Cutting, 25 cents.  Shevinga 25 cents.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  C    and    K.   LAND   OFFICE,   Baker   St.  W. S. BELVEL,  Proprietor.  1 r- -       ,        1  Almost every one of the   ancient  classics have fallen under   the   suspicion . of forgery  at / one   time; or  another, and a French  writer a few  years   ago   took   up    the   extreme  position that, with a few exceptions  tions, ^every one of the   Greek   and  "Latin classics were forgeries dating  from the period of the Renaissance.  The practice' of literary   forgery is  almost as old as literature itself.  In  the sixth century   B. C.,  Onomac-  ritiis,  who >vas. intrusted- by   Pisi-  stratus  with   preparing   an" edition  of the sacred writings   of  Musaeus,  was detected in the   act  of  forging  them.       There  is   also little doubt  that   a  passage in Homer referring  to the exploits of the   Athenians at  the siege of Troy,   was   inserted   to  glorify the Athenians of later1 ages.  There are several passages of Virgil  that labor under the same suspicion.  It has been very   plausibly   argued  that several books of the Annals of  Tacitus   were   forged    by   Poggio  Bracciolini,   a    Florentine   scholar,  whose marvelous^ attainments  rendered him quite equal to   the   task.  The duties cf the editor   w ere   also  very   liberally   constructed   in   the  past.       Hardly  any   of the extant  writing's   of   Aristotle    can   be   attributed to the philcsopher himself;  they are mostly expansions of loose  11ctes  of lectures   published   under  his    name   in   order   to   give then:.,  wider acceptance.       The acumen of  Richard Bentley has long since convinced the world that the celebrated  Letters of Phalaris are, nothing but  for orer ies.      The ��� s a me in a v b e s a i d  of the writings   of  Ingulphus,   the  Decretals of Isidore,   certain   passages in Hesiod, and in manv of the  ancient authors.       ;    >  -?  <&>  EAR.  IF PAID IN ADVANCE.  THIS SPICE RESERVED  FOR  t  rug and  00k Go's  IN  1  &  EW  BLOCK.  Nos. SB and 203 Baker St, Nelson,  Eyery  Department stocked  up with  New   Goods,   of    the   latest   Styles.  A new consignment of window shades  embracing the latest shades has just  been received by  9  ars Per Day and Up.      ~       Everything  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,    SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  B.   C.  ew  cL n ^y 9  NELSON,  BEHWnSBUBKR HSBBOBl  ;laHE;;rNELSO^  il;;I"  The lots in this splendid addition are  now   on   sale at my office on  Baker Street.     They  will be  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  e ungina  i   I W W^^  Intending Purchasers should select their Lots   at once before   a rise   in  price.     This property is beyond doubt the most desirable  In Nelson,  and should double in value in the near future.  Agent.  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application.  Give us a Call.     Prompt Attention to Letter Orders.  Telephone 21. Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  THEO,  BAKER STREET,  ADSO  Prop.  NELSON, B. C.  VIENNA  AKERY      RESTAURANT  For the Very Best Meal at the Most Reasonable Price ours is the place.  Every description of Lunches put up to order. We are now prepared' to  jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes,'Vienna Earts, Lady Fingers, Maecaroons,atc.  Wedding Cakes a specialty.  The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also  a  fresh   supply  of  Fancy   Candies.  R. HURRY, Proprietor.  EVERYTHING  FIRST CLASS.  Baker Street, Nelson.  NEWLY FURNJSHED.  THE CLUB HOTEL  E.J. CURRAN, Prop.  Stanley and Silica Sts. Nelson, B. C. ���~rj'-=.j . .  ttummxtmm  i. jL  Q  THE'NELSON ECONOMIST  5  ;  : t  j  �����:  London, Eng.  Victoria, B. C.  lb     IIIUIUIIUIIlOj  r  Kootenay Branch,  DRY GOOD:  Shippers and Importers,  Nelson, B. C!  JAPANESE RUGS  Sizes from 2 ^2 x 5 - fee11o 15 x 1,2.  IVJATTIMGS  JAPANESE  CHINESE  , Bnoflisli ��� Art' Squares  LjLfej  IN ALL "SHADES AND' SIZES.  NOTICE.  Take notice that J; Thomas G\ Proctor, free  miner's, certificate, 8,445, intend' at the end of  thirty clear days from the date hereof,  to  ap--  ply for \a   lease  of' the   land   located  as   the  * "Crowds!, Nest"  Mineral  Claim-,  situated one-  quarter of a mile south, of  the' lighthouse, at  the mouth  of Kootenay outlet,  on. the west  shore of Kootenay Lake and   comprising   50  acres more or less as a limestone quarry.   The  land- may be .further   described  as   follows :  Commencing where a stake is planted marked  Thomas' G".   Proctor,   northeast   corner,   then  southerly 1500 feet more or less,  following  the  shore of the lake,' thence  westerly L;5uU  feet,  thence nortierlyl,50ufect, thence easterly 1,500  feet to the place'of betriniiiiier.  ���     '   ~ T. G. PROCTOR.  Dated at Nelson, this 29thday of-July, 1S97.  OUTWARD BOUND.  J * �� fa j  P. O. BOX 100.  A. E. Brown.  GradMcGill.Col.  J. H. Van stone.  GradOntS.C-  Assayers and Anyiatlca! Chemists  Gold onfl silver... .$1 50   Silver $1 00  Gold. Silver, copper 2 50   Lead dry method 1 00  Lead wet method.. 2 00   Copper  Nickel 8 00   Cobap;. o .-  ...  Discounts for quantities.  Office at Vanstons's Drug  2 00 i  .10 00 I  .-- i! i j ���' m  Kauffmaa Block, Nelson, B.C.  897  THE  1897  rr  Oh, Homeward Bound's a welcome sound,,  But Outward Bound are we, ���- '    .  With swelling gale, and rending sail,  And rush of roaring sea.  o  We leave behind the chasing wind,  "We leave behind the shore,  And. roof and tree sink.inahc sea, ,"  Perhaps to rise no more. . ���  We said farewell, and tears that fell ' ���  "Were quickly brushed away ;  .But Homeward Bound .who hears the sound  Oi children at their play.'  And song of wife above the strife  Of breakers on the lee   .  May find a grave beneath the wave,-  And not his family.  Ay," Outward Bound's a noble Sound;  T'he sea's a noble host;  And they who hear his blufEest chee;-  Are they who love him most.  We tread the clock, and little reck  The wild cloud in the sky;  Whate'er may call, whate'er befall,  Vi'e're here to do and die.  We never shrink, thou_.li hea.on be ink,  And ocean's -waste be snow ;  With good-sea-room, w.c.eoiu-t the gloom,  And all tiie gales that bio.w.  Our sails v,-e set in shine and wet;  Our hearts from.grief we keep;  Like galls we roam from foam to foam,  Our home the homclo.-;s deep.  Oh, Homeward Bound's a welcome sound,  But Outward Bound are we,  Till, voyaging o'er, we touch the shore  Of Death's uneharleoed sea.  y  (p*  r  b3��    &a  1.  HAS  (1) THE HIGHEST STANDARD OP Reserve for the protection of policy holders being  tlie only Canadian company.that-has provide-!  this security f;'oni its inceution.  . (2) THE -LARGEST SURPLUS TO POLICY-  ilOLDEilS of any Canadian company at tlie  same stage oiAits'existence, being 20 per cent  higher than anv other com pah v.  (3) THE LO'WESE DEATH KATE of any.  company in Canada at the same stage of its  existence.  HAS N'OT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death Claim's unpaid. ,  tr  Vcneral Agent Kootenay District, Nelson', B. C  t ��  t  %9  And Keep.lip to Date  ALBERT MISLONKA.  Boots and Shoes  Made* and Repaired.  Hall Street, Nelson, B. C.  a. .i ,���>>��� Ji.'ju^jjk.fe,  Hungarian,  Jv -2v 2s~ -2v  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan Flour  TURNER,   BEETOM  Econoiny,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  Wills Company, It'll, Armstrong  &   CO.,  AGEMTS,  NELSON,   B.  ���     TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY,8,200 BBLS,  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.     '  '    ' '���   .  "OGILViE'S STRONG BAKERS?'will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."   Branded Bed.  All these brands  fringement of the samc';  to law, as each'bag of  with our special red white and blue twine. , ,  In thanking you for your patronage in the past, andin soliciting a continuance of your fa-  A'ors; we take this opportunity of informing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and " OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties (gluten and starohj to produce' the highest  results in baking. , ' ��� ', ' ' ', '  In placing our new brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing you the finest quality of bread. No expense-is  spared in the manufacture . of these special brands of Hour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible .consistent wdth the superior article which we offer.' ..Yours truly,  G. IVL LEiSHIVIAN,Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  1 a  9  Importer and Dealer in  u.rniture,- Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Silver Plated Ware.  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons, Restaurants and.Families.  ���' k     Upholstering and Repairing.    Mattresses Made to Order.,  VERSSQfca .STREET,  ^ELSOW, British Columbia,  s& ��%n  &&m  CARRY A LARGE STOCK OF  f*  *���%!&  ^m  Everything.. in  the Grocery Line New and Fresh i  ��� Sold Cheap for Cash-  Glassware and Crcckeay from the Best Makers.  Baker Street, = Nelson, B  ��> ism *k <*  \   WicW f^''  Mnthw*^ ftr  IfllJlllwl  u   hi  K~ " i ��*! ai��<  Ulllllll.ui  -AT-  4^  <p^  re  Having started a cash business, we are now-prepared-to  supply .-bur: customers with everything in the Grocery  Line at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crocker}r is complete, marked at living prices.  Cive this Llour a Trial before passing an opinion.  N  ritis  ^


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