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 vot. I.  NELSON, B.  C.,   WEDNESDAY,    APRIL 27,  1898.  NO. 42,  THE NELSON ECONOHI ST.  Issued every Wednesday at tlie city of Nelson, B. C    -  C. Dell-Smith ..  P. J. O'Reilly-  ....... .Editor  ..... MANAGER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States. ..:...  .$2.00  If paid in advance. .".. ... .-.���,..... .1.50  One Year to Great Britain..........'.:...-.'.......... .'...: 2.50  If paid in advance..........'....-....... ........ .......... 2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter. -      , .���'.-..  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 Avill be carefully, guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The murderer of Dennis   O'Connor,   whatever his proper name may have been, paid the  penalty of his crime on Friday morning last.  It is satisfactory to   know that  there   was no  hitch in the proceeding's, and  that   the   death  of the murderer was instantaneous. .   He had  taken a life and his own was taken   in   obedience to the law.    There are those who  argue  that capital punishment is an   exemplification  of vengeance, and as such should be  discountenanced.     "An  eye  for  an eye and a tooth  for a tooth," is exacting, buc when the life of  a fellow being is taken under such circumstances as was that of Dennis O'Connor,   nothing  short of the life of the murderer could satisfy  " the ends of justice.      There  wras not a single  extenuating  feature  in the  case  of the condemned man.     The murder was cold-blooded,  deliberate,   premeditated,   and all  that  could  possibly have been accomplished by it was the  satisfaction of a  desire   for  vengeance   for  a  most trivial offence���-if indeed offence   it  can  be   called.       Davis,  Sullivan,  Doyle, or whoever he may have been, had made himself obnoxious :o his victim,   and  because   he   was  repulsed he shot the man who objected  to his  advances, and while  his   victim   was   quietly  sitting in a chair.      As  is often the case,   the  crime was directly attributable to drink.    The  evidence went to show  that  had the Sunday  Closing  Act  been   enforced���as   it  certainly  should  have   been���Dennis  O'Connor would  today, in all probability, be in the land of the  living and Davis would not have  suffered the  penalties  of the   murderer.     Why should the  saloons   of  Kuskonook   have  been   open   for  business   on   Sunday,   February    13 ?     Why  were those men  plied  with  drink  as long as  there was a chance of them having the money  t"> nav for   it?    It does  not aooear   that the  party were drunk, but the facilities for drinking appear to have been unlimited. Drunkenness is a bad plea in extenuation of crime, but  even thai plea could not have been tendered in  this instance : Davis, at least, was sober-���reluctantly so. His subsequent movements  prove this, for no man under the influence of  drink   could   have   so    successfully   evaded  v. - ��� '  arrest.    Thomas Davis  was an exceptionally  peculiar character���a man   unfit to live.    He  was a coward and a liar of the worst type, but  the  environments of the wretched   man had  much to   do in moulding his bad  character.  According to his own siory���if it can  be believed���he entered  upon  the battle of life at  the early age of nine years.    His first engagement was upon a ranch, where he encountered  the cowboy element  with all its reckless and  evil tendencies..     He then drifted into lumber  and railway camps,   and  had  lived,,  whether  from choice or-necessity;'" a  roving  life, without any of the finer influences which go to the  building   up   of character.     He   was   a   man  without any educacion, and  his  religious  belief he summed up when he declared from the  gallows :   " I believe that   Christ lived and is  dead, as I.will shortly, be,"     No hope beyond  the grave 1    The  history he  gave of himself  has yet to be verified.     It ma}'  be  correct up  to the 8th of February last, but from that date  till the time of his death  his stor\' is  at variance with fact.  . But he has  paid the penalty  of his crime,  and  it is tq.be,hoped that his  fate will deter others from following in a like  path.      ..... ...  In his report for the year 1897 Hon. Forbes  . G. Vernon, agent-general for British Columbia  in London, states that the volume of business  transacted was iu excess of that of the two  ��� years 1895'.and 1896 combined,   and, judging  from the numbers  of visitors1 and  letters received during the first three months of 1898,  the work promises to  be three times   that of  1897.    The increased interest in  British Columbia is largely attributed  to  the gold discoveries   in   the   Yukon district,  which have  had the effect of making the province generally better known.     Now  that the public interest   has been atttacted,   Mr.   Vernon suggests that more attention be given to judicious  advertising of British Columbia, and suggests  that the appropriation be raised to $3,000 -per  annum.     This   is   a   modest   sum,   especially  when we are assured that "the increased expenditure   would   immeasurably enhance  the  usefulness of the office and repay the province  tenfold."    The report points  out that   "this  office   would be more useful   if it was established at some more central point in the  city  of London, similar to, but on a smaller  scale,  that of the office of the agent-general for South  Australia in Bishopsgate street, and a reasonable sum   allowed for the purpose of calling  attention to" the many advantages   offered b>'  the province as a  field for settlement and for  the investment of capital.     All  the other colonies   advertise largely, but  it   has riot been  possible with the amount allowed in  the  past  for   rent   and office contingencies  to do  more  th^n   advertise   in   the   Oanadian    Gazette.''  What is worth doing is worth doing well, and  now is the time to let the British public know  that  the Kootenays afford an excellent   field  for investment.  "The Rossland Miner, of March   15th,   under the dignified title,   ' A  Slandering Snob,'  criticised   a letter  which  appeared in  one of  our recent issues from our Nelson  correspondent.     We cannot congratulate our contemporary either 011 itst choice of language or the honesty of its statements.     The  present editor of  the Rossland Miner was not so long ago connected with a Nelson journal, aud at that time  he endeavored in every way possible to  belittle the Trail Creek mines and his present employer,  Mr.,  F.  Aug.   Heinze.     When,   however, the latter purchased the  Miner,   he sent  for the Nelson scribe  to  become his jackal���  and the honesty and prestige of this once excellent journal immediately disappeared under  the   new   regime.     We   have   not   yet   learnt  whether   the  Rossland Miner changed  hands  together with the smelter and railway in  the  recent   deal   between   the   C.   P.  R.  aud Mr.  Heinze, but we rather  fancy that  it still remains   faithful  to   the   latter.     Although the  most   bitter abuse   has   been   heaped  on   the  'great monopoly'  b}r the present  editor,  we  feel sure that he would find no difficulty whatever   in   again   assuming   his  chameleon-like  tactics at the word of command.     The Columbia and Kootenay, by the way, was  not good  enough for Mr. Heinze, but the purchase of it  by the  Hon.  Charles   Mackintosh was much  belauded.     Was it   necessary, we  wonder, for  the Rossland Miner to increase  its  capital  recently ? "     This we clip from the  British Columbia Mining Review, published  in   London,  England.     It will  be of interest,  seeing  that  the South Kootenay Board of Trade was asked  to take action in the   matter, and very wisely  declined to interfere.  A dispatch from Barcelona says that grave  apprehensions are entertained in the highest  government circles that the issue of the war  between the United States and Spain may be  decided, not by valor,  enthusiasm  or dogged THE NELSON ECONOMIST  perseverance, but /-by" the fact that coal will  probably be regarded as contraband of war.  This is a contingency against which the Spaniards do not appear to have  provided.    Without a supply of coal to keep the fires in the  boiler-room agoing,   the fleet of battleships is  practically at the mercy of the enemy who can  command a coaling station.     This was forcibly   exemplified   in    a   recent   case.     Prince  Henry of Prussia and his mailed fist on board  the   Deutschland would be   drifting   helpless  and  impotent if it were not for British coal  supplied  at   British  coal stations.     To   reach  China, the prince was dependent ou the goodness of Great Britain, for had the  coal supply  been   stopped, so   would   his royal highness,  despite the fact that he was the ambassador of  the great Kaiser himself.    The United States,  it is rumored, have taken formal possession of  the  Hawaiian   Islands   as a   coaling  station.  Coal is to the modern battleship what powder  is to the cannon.  A smelter at Vancouver would not be out of  place, although there are many more desirable  locations.    The good people of the  Terminal  City are naturally anxious; to have; a. smelter  operating in   their city, for   the  sake of the.-.  business it would bring them,  and  have displayed strch anxiety on the point as  to attract  the   attention   of several speculators.    These  gentlemen express their ability  to supply the  necessary plant, provided the citizens will give  some guarantee that it shall not be operated at  a loss.    The Anglo-Continental Public Works  Co., Limited,   of London,  England (there is  nothing small about the name) now propose to  erect a 350-ton smelter in or near Vancouver,  together with a refinery and other accessories,  provided the city give them an exclusive municipal smelter:concession and a subsidy of 50  cents per ton up to +o,ooo tons per annum for  twent}?- years.     If a smelter will pa}>- on a business basis there will be  one  erected at Vancouver in the natural order of events, but if a  50   cent   per  ton bonus has  to be given, the  smelter proposition ceases to be a sound business one.     This bonusing system is unfair, except  under  very  exceptional   circumstances,  and in the present case the people of Vancouver are not likely to  make any such concessions as those asked by the company with the  high-sounding   title,      Vancouver surely has  outgrown the bonusing stage.    It may be rumored   that   the    Atiglo-Coiititiental   Public  Works   Co.   are   prepared   to start a mint in  Nelson if they get a bonus of 30  cents ou the  dollar, but we don't want them on  these conditions.  War between the United States and Spain  has been declared, and already the boom of the  cannon is heard. The struggle will be a terrible one, and from present indications it will  not be of short duration. Wrhat the cost will  be���not to speak of the loss of life���it is impossible to estimate. That the ultimate outcome will be a victory for the United States, is  probable, considering the immense resources  of that country and the crippled condition of  Spain.       In   i860   the   national   debt   of   the  United States wTas only sixty-five millions, in  1863 it soared above a billion, in 1865 it was  nearly three billions, and the state and local  indebtedness added a billion and a quarter  more, to say nothing of the aftermath of  expense that still continues arid will continue  for another generation at least. A naval war  will be even more expensive than was the civil  war, which cost the country $2,000,000 per  day.  An Austrian firm has invented a pack of  cards as an aid to piet}7-. " There are thirty-  two cards, each with a short indulgence prayer  upon it. The cards are shuffled, the players  draw them, and then, concentrating his  thoughts upon some friend or relative, each repeats the prayer for that friend or relative's  soul." "The game," say the publishers, "is  one to become popular in -pious circles." To  the ordinary card-player it seems to be lacking  in variety, but it will doubtless have its attractions. As yet there is no demand for these  cards in Nelson, although gambling is supposed to be strictly prohibited.  There is a little town in the west of Ireland  called Skibbereen, and in Skibbereen is, or  was, published a newspaper known as the  Skibbereeu Eagle. The editor of the Eagle  had taken part ii several Molly Maguire efforts to free Ireland, and with the military experience thus gained, he considered himself an  authority on war. During the Crimean war  he reviewed the situation at considerable  length, and wound up an able article, in which  the Czar of all the Russias did not figure very  creditably, wTith the announcement : " But we  have our eye on him." Despite the fact that  the Eagle eye of the Skibbereen editor was  "011 him," the war continued to be waged.  History repeats itself. The Young Men's  Liberal Club, of Rossland, has its eye on the  government at Ottawa. The government may  not be aware of this, but it is nevertheless a  fact. The Young Liberals discussed the Kettle River Valley Railway bill the other evening, and came to the conclusion that Corbin  should have been granted the charter. Hence  the following resolution :  '' Resolved that the Rossland Young Men's  Liberal Club, in meeting assembled, emphatically endorse the application for such charter  and strongly urge the Liberal government at  Ottawa to uphold the principle of railway competition and see to it that this charter is  granted."  In the face of this resolution the duty of the  Dominion Government is clear. This settles it.  It has often been suggested that trials of  certain criminal offences might with advantage  be held in secret, thus shutting out prurient  idlers and making it difficult for newspapers  of the " 3^-ellow kid " order to gather the filth  on which they fatten. During the recent sitting of Mr. Justice Irving in Nelson, the  courthouse was deserted by the usual crowd  which fills it when a certain class of crime is  being investigated. A few days previous,  wrhen a case of seduction was being heard,  standing  room   was at   a   premium.    Again,  had every one anxious to witness the execution of the unfortunate man Davis been admitted to the gaOl yard the space allotted to  spectators would have been altogether inadequate. As it was,.'tlie hanging was witnessed  by some half a hundred people, and that the  dread solemnity of the occasion was not appreciated was evidenced by the fumes of tobacco  smoke which filled the. air, to be inhaled as  the last breath of the poor wretch who was  launched into eternity. Cases which attract  the crowd to court would in most instances be  better heard in private, and since public executions have been done away with, in the  cause of humanity, the greater the privacy observed the better for all concerned.  An accepted authority on the subject assures  us confidentially that it requires four years and  four months for a ray of light to reach us from,  the nearest star, and yet light travels at the  rate of 186,330 miles in a second. It would  take 250,000 years for a cannon ball, traveling  at the usual speed of such projectiles, to reach  the Alpha Centuri, which is our nearest star  neighbor. Our anxiety to throw light on this  important point is our only excuse for this apparent breach of confidence.  By a   vote  of  18   to  10 the legislature   of  British Columbia has declared against the extension ofthe ftanchise to women.    A petition  in favor of such legislation  was presented by  Mr. Helmcken, which set forth   among other  things that " the women of British Columbia  compose a large proportion of the population."  This fact must be conceded ; even the Opposition,   as   a   party,  did not oppose this broad  assertion.     Nor was it denied that women "in  their various spheres and occupations  contribute to  the  growth   and    upbuilding   of the  province," nor yet  "that   in   the homes and  schools   of  British    Columbia,  in   the   great  movements   of  philanthropy   and   all   moral  reform,  women   have labored   unceasingly to  inculcate the highest and noblest principles of  human conduct, thereby promoting the purest  patriotism."    All   these  things   and   a  great  deal more the ladies were given full credit for,  but the house took  issue with them in their  claim as set forth in   the succeeding whereas,  that "in mental and moral power, educational  attainments and industrial  effort, the average ,  woman equals the average man, and in all that  constitutes  true and natural citizenship, viz.,  intelligence, industry, love of home and country, the power to produce wealth and to share  the nation-r.1 burdens, the average  woman has  proved   herself equal to  the   average   man."  The " average " woman is equal to the average man in intelligence and superior to him in  her   love of home, but   the   "new"   woman  alone lays claim to equal force in  the political  arena with the old man.     It is all nonsense to  set forth   the  claim that the average woman  can "share   the   national   burdens" with the  sterner sex.     If the franchise is to be extended  to women���and we do not believe the average  woman would like to have it thrust upon  her  ���then  they must be prepared to show themselves equal to the discharge of all the duties THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  which man may be called upon to assume, including the shouldering of arms in defence of  his country; No, ladies, keep out of politics.  You have enough to contend with already.  Devote your spare time to moral reform and  " the great movements of philanthropy," and  leave politics severely alone. If you:,entertain'  strong political views, use them through your  male relatives and friends, but keep away  frOm the poll, yourselves. The fate of poor  A^idree at the north pole is sad, but there are  worse/polls than'that, and the'"average " woman will avoid them.  The political convention at Kamloops re-  .'suited,; :as was expected, in the selection of the  Hon. G. B, Martin as .the standard bearer at  the forthcoming elections.., Mr. 'Martin has  served the constituency;faithfully for a number of years, and the electors are not likely to  throw'him over now. - His oooonent is a Mr..  Deane, who is 'connected., with the' Inland'Sentinel, a young gentleman who is no small-fry.  -���no sardine���iii his own estimation. The  ca.mpaign is not being conducted on a fair and  square basis���there is altogether too much  mud slinging and washing of dirty linen. Mr.  Deane, whose name will be Dennis after the  selection, uses the Sentinel very freely in his  attempts to belittle his opponent, but seeing  that he.is a comparative stranger to the district which he aspires to represent in the provincial legislature, and that the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works is an honored  old-timer, the public will not be deceived.  The row between the Bishop and the Dewn- of  Spokane, is as nothing to the trouble the  Dea'.i of Kamloops is making for his followers.  As parties at present stand, says the Nation,  the Opposition is strong enough to delay the  business of the country and to block legislation as well as fritter away a lot of valuable  tine in the mxst childish manner. It is not  strong enough to form a ministry or carry on  the government of the country for twelve  hours. With all the charges levelled at the  Government by the members of the Opposition, not one of the latter has thus far during  the session given any evidence of a capacity  beyond that of attributing improper conduct  to others. It really does seem that there is no  charge too disgraceful, no statement too discreditable to be made���without even the  shadow of a proof���by persons who cannot  realize the enormity of their own actions.  There are others who write newspaper articles  of the most virulent description to order, aud  this being so, there is the less reason to pardon those who enact such service.  We have many things to be thankful for in  these days of progress, and for none more than  the educational facilities we enjoy. Our  schools in Nelson are over crowded it is true,  and our teachers are underpaid, but all this  will be set aright as soon as Nelson is declared  a school district. A writer in Chautauquan,  in speaking of school funds in Colonial days,  tells us that the logs for the great fireplace,  furnished by the parents of the scholars, were  a part of the school expenses, and in many a  school when a parent was tardy in the delivery  of his winter's load'of wood the child suffered  by banishment to the farthest and coldest  corner of the schoolroom. The teacher's pay  was in any of the inconvenient and uncertain  exchanges of the day, wampum, beaver skins;  Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans or any country product known as truck. Whale oil and  fish were paid to the teachers on Cape Cod. It  is told of a Salem school that one scholar was  always placed in the window, to stud}' and also  to hail the occasional passers-by and endeavor  to sell to them the accumulation of vegetables,  etc.," which had been paid to the teacher.  The provincial elections are only a couple of  months off now, so that it is time, some move  were-made as to the selection of candidates. In  most constituencies the.present representatives  Will seek, re-election, but it is desirable .that a  change be made in many constituencies. Session after session of the house has showni that  certain; gentlemen seem to think that obstruction'is good policy, and that because their  party is not in power their duty is to place  every obstacle in the way of the powers that  be. Much better will it be to leave such men  at home, and send in their place men with who  will work for the benefit of their particular district and the province generally. There can  be no doubt that the Turner Government will  be returned, but let it be with a much larger  support than that now available. ���..,  .THE'CLUB'DANCE.  The great post-lenten society event was the  gay trill given by the members of the Nelson  Club in their commodious b.iilding on Silica  street last Wednesday evening. It was a  brilliant affair, and was not looked forward to  with greater pleasure than it is now looked  back upon ; in fact it was the most charming  dance ever given in the Kootenays, and the  arrangements were complete in every' detail ;  but limited space will not permit a graphic  description. Over two hundred invitations  had been sent out, not only iu Nelson, but to  other British Columbian cities, and nearly one  half that number attended.  The large billiard room, decked with flowTers  and flags, was used for dancing, and, opening  from its north end, was the wide verandah enclosed with awnings and cosily furnished  with rugs, couches and great cushioned divans,  and lighted with prettily-colored Chinese lanterns. The reading room was converted into  a pretty salon wherein were spread the two  larger supper tables, while in the hall were  smaller tete-a-tete tables lor the same purpose.  Upon entering the ball room the guests were  received by Mr. and Mrs. Croasdaile and Mr.  and Mrs. Holt, and shortly before nine o'clock  the music for the first dance was played. The  orchestra was splendid, the floor perfect, the  gowns were beautiful and the thorough enjoyment of the guests was self-evident���but a  glimpse at some of the dresses, and that is all.  The majority were white, and the effect of the  fewer dainty colors among them was exceedingly   pretty  and gave a   lightness   and  bril  liancy to the dancing room that was charming.  Mrs. Croasdaile wore a most handsome costume of rich  silk  shading in figures   into a  pretty   Persian or  Paisley effect,   and  besides  some beautiful jewels, wore a corsage  of lovely  flowers ; Mrs.   Holt's  gown   was of heliotrope silk  broche en   traine ;  Mrs.   Roderick  Robertson, handsome black satin with b'erthe  of rare   lace caught  with a  diamond clasp';;  Mrs. Day, an exceedingly becoming  gown of  white satin eii traine with girdle  and  sash of  yellow   roses;    Dr.   Isabel   Arthur,   beautiful  shade   of  pale blue brocade with   beithe and  empire sash of soft white chiffon ;  Mrs. R. M.  Macdonald,   a   lovely  shade of sheen}'   green  silk, made most becomingly with  plain bodice  and trained skirt, and her sister, Miss Hedley,  wore a very handsome  light silken  brocade ;  Mrs. A. L.   iMcCulloch's  gown   was   of handsome white whipcord silk with corsage of cobwebby lace,  prettily relieved  by   a  cluster of  crimson   roses;    Mrs.   Troup   (Vancouver)   a  magnificent gown of white satin, with surplice  clasp of wrought goldand trimmed with tawny  golden    chrysanthemums;      Mrs.    Akehurst,  beautiful Nile green silk,   with   chiffon   girdle  and sash of the same color, and shoulder trimmings of pale pink ostrich  tips;    Mrs. W.   A.  Macdonald,   a   dainty   little   figure   in   white  satin en traine ;   Mrs. Goepel, pretty blue silk ;  Mrs.   Whalley,   blue 'silk.'with   trimmings of  passementerie ;     Mrs.   "Mc'Cillop,     handsome  white satin with tunic vest of jewel and golden  embroidery and bands of the embroidery trimming the skirt  and  looping  the  small sleeve  puffs ;    Mrs.   Abbott   (Rossland)   white   silk,  with side sash of soft  fldme-colored ribbons ;  Mrs.   Heathcote,   a   dainty   picture   in   white  satin   and   beautiful  lace ;    Mrs..  Sutherland,  creamy  silk with  sash   of moire antique ribbons ;   Mrs, George Johnstone, pink  silk with  plain skirt and figured bodice ; Mrs. Cummins,  yellow silk with bunches of golden-brown velvet ;  Mrs. J. Hamilton, pretty pink satin with  chiffon of the same color ;  Mrs. Hickling, lavender satin ;  Mrs. Jameson, black silk prettily  relieved with blue ribbons ;  Mrs.  J. J.   Campbell,    black   silk   grenadine   with   accordion  pleated   bodice run    through with   bebe blue  ribbons";  Mrs.   West,   handsome silk broche ;  Mrs. Applethvvaite, white satin en traine with  diamond neck spray and diamond pins;  Mrs.  Gamble, smoke grey velvet bodice, with skirt  of the same shade ;  Mrs. McFarland, gown  of  white and pink striped silk ;  Mrs.   Sherwood,  ashes   of roses silk  en  traine ;  Mrs.   Rowley,  black silk with jeweled hair band;  Mrs. Beas-  ley, daint}r organdie of Dresden   design ;   Mrs.  Fletcher, yellow silk  brocade;   Mrs.   Quinlan,  flame-colored silk with berthe and long sleeves  of white chiff.m and sash and skirt trimmings  of black  chiffon ;   Mrs.   Frank   Peters,   white  silk and   chiffon ;   Miss  Clark,   white   muslin  over pink ; Miss Cimbie (Vancouver), figured  Dresden silk :  Miss   Robertson   (Vancouver),  white silk, aud carrying a bouquet ol exquisite  roses ;  Miss   Sykes,   white  silk   with   crystal  trimming ; Miss Little, white silk and chiffon;  Miss Palmer,   black silk   with   bodice   of pale  blue ;  Miss Haughton, dark  Dresden   figured  silk on black ground.  amiawwiaiMiBUBMaUH^^ 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  COUNTRY BOY.  When the country boy came down the stairway from his chamber and entered the kitchen, the third day after Mrs. Totman's  funeral, he saw his father weilding the broom  and heard the sputter of eggs frying in the  spider: His mother was not there. In her  place was an atmosphere of hopeless masculine  discomfort.     .  . (  i <  Where's ma ?"  She's abed-���got one of her terrible sick  headaches," was the doleful and half irritated  reply. ' She said not to wake Mame, 'cause  she was out late last night to the Town Line  sociable. So we'll have to shift for ourselves  this morniu;'y You'll have to look out for Ma  till Mame gets up. Keep plenty of water in  the tea kettle for hot cloths. The mustard's  on the top shelf of the pantry. I've got to  meet Tom Dye at the Caucus and bargain for  them farrer cows."  Before this the first symptoms   of. a   re-appearance of the sick headache demon had been  sufficient to move the country boy to a   precipitate and cowardly retreat.     But he justified  his action on the ground that he could  do no  good by " haiigin' round " and that his room  was better than   his   company.       Now,   however, he must bravely face the stern  demands  of the hour and " do for her " until he should  be relieved   by   Mame.       After   washing the  breakfast dishes he concluded that the dreaded  entry into the sickroom could   be   no   longer  deferred.       Balancing   awkwardly on  his tiptoes, he opened the sitting room door and then  paused to listen.     The moans and deep drawn  sighs    which    came from   the   east  bedroom  struck him with a sense of terror.  The cloud of  Mrs.   Totman's   funeral   had  not wholly lifted the black pall from his heart  and the groans of  his   mother   brought   back  the picture with redoubled distinctness.      He  was almost afraid to proceed and take the first  look at the sufferer.     His heart thumped with  well nigh audible throbs as a deep silence followed   the   expressions   of  pain.       Then   he  knew that he must go forward, and he picked  his steps across   the   rag-carpet,   more   softly  than ever before.      When   he reached the big  rocking chair he settled down into its   chintz-  covered depths, limp as a dishcloth   which  he  had just   hung   over the    oven    door.       His  mother lay   upon   her back,    a    white    cloth  folded across her  eyes   and her   brown   hair,  always so smooth and glossy,   straggling over  the pillow in confusion.    The air of the room  was heavy with the smell of herbs   and   pungent with the odor of camphor.      About   the  floor and bed were scattered   shoes   and   garments, while in a chair, close by   her   pillow,  were heaped the cloths with  which   her   head  had   been    bound    during   the    night.       The  stranee disorder of the   place  sent  dismay   to  his soul, but  the  partially   covered   face   and  the awful stillness of his  mother   caused him  to start from his chair and watch the   comforter above her breast.     It was moving.      With  the assurance that she was breathing he again  settled into the chair.  A   feeling   of   fearful   and   overmastering  helplessness took possession of him as he   sat  there at the foot of the bed,   his eyes  wandering from, the pallid features of his   mother to  the  faded   array   of   ancestral   photographs  which hung in oval frames   above   the   headboard.       Suddenly it   came   to   him   that all  these were dead.     Mrs. Totman was dead, all  the people since Adam, with the   exception of  a few old folks  and those   wTho   were getting  old, were dead.     He compared the living with  the mighty multitude of those who had passed  into the black shadows of the grave,  and  the  number seemed infinitesimally  small.      Perhaps his mother might get   well  this   time���  she always had, and his  father did   not  seem  so badly scared���but some time she  must die.  And so would.Mame and his father and Chet.  Then he would be left   alone   in   the   world.  And nothing���-nothing  that   would   be  done  could help it any.    Softly he turned  about in  the   chair  and slid   down    until   his   knees  touched the floor and his face   was  buried   in  the chintz  cushion.       Silently,   but   with  an  inner frenzy of earnestness,   he   prayed   that  his mother might''get  well   this   time.       His  faith could not compass more than his limited  petition.  As he arose from his knees his eyes caught  the motto, worked in perforated cardboard,  with red, green and blue zephyrs, which  hung above the bureau. It proclaimed the  Scriptural assurance that "God is Love." A  hopeless, lethargic conviction that these words  were not true stole into the boy's consciousness. He had been taught that God made all  that was made. It had been the golden text  of the Sunday school lesson. He had learned  it by heart, and Eider Jennings, his Sunday  school teacher, aud his mother, had all expounded its truthfulness without reservation.  In his paroxysm of ingenious doubt the country boy wondered why God had made headaches for his.mother to have ; why there was  so much more of pain and suffering and death  in the world than of joy. And if God didn't  make these awful things wrho did?  He was very sure that if his mother had  made the world she would have left out the  sick headaches and that she wrould not have  had any sin or death in it. There would have  been no need for boys to have been afraid in  any world that his mother would have made.  In fancy he tried to realize the joys of living  in a world where all of these things were unknown, and where one might be truly happy  and know that it was going to " last right on, "  just as in heaven, only without having to die  to get there. But this flight of imagination  only made the gloom and despair of the present seem more awful by contrast. He felt  that he could never be happy again, aud that  it was no use trying to do anything. His  eye traced each curve and winkle of his  mother's face, and he resolved that, anyway,  he would always stay at home with his  mother, take care of her and shield her from  everything hard that he could. Yes, he  would give up going to the Rockies to hunt  grizzlies with Chet���everything. He would  sacrifice all just to stand by her and make it  easier for mother.  In the midst of these resolves she startled  him by lifting the damp cloths from her eyes  and exclaiming in a strained voice :  ������'' Why, I've ben asleep and the pain's  broke. Ask Mame to make me a little gruel.  And take this old cloth away."  As he reached for the latter she closed her  hand for a moment about his own. And for  a reward he drew her in the big rocking chair  before the sitting room stove and paid ber  awkward attentions while she sat wrapped in  quilts and dreaming with half shut eyes.  SPAIN'S CROWN JEWELS.  < <  Iu  1817,   Joseph    Bonaparte's    secretary,  Maillard, left Philadelphia armed with letters  which represented him to be a traveling agent  for Girard's   commercial house, and  visiting  Girard's    correspondents     in    Holland    and  Switzerland,'' William  Perine writes   in   the  April Ladies' Home Journal.     "His real destination was the Swiss chateau   at   Pangrins,  from which the king had  fled  two   years   before, and his real object to secure the treasure  which had been buried in the ground   of the  estate  on   the   eve   of his flight.       Maillard  found the buried packets,   and with   them  he  would  also   have    brought   to    Philadelphia  Queen Julie if her physicians   had   not   compelled her to renounce the project of joining  her husband.  '' The jewels, which were valued at $1,000-  000, were stuffed into a belt, which Maillard  wore on his person when returning across the  Atlantic, and with which he was gladly received by his master in the Landsdowne  house, near Philadelphia. It was about this  time that wild rumors began to circulate in  Philadelphia concerning the ex-king's riches,  and of the hoards of specie which he had deposited in the vault of Stephen Girard's Philadelphia bank. Mysterious heavy boxes,  sealed with wax, were believed by Girard's  clerks to contain the crown jewels of Spain  and Naples. One or two old men in recent  years, who were then among those clerks,  have told how Joseph would sit in the bank  talking with them affably while waiting for  the great banker.  The shift on the Great Western has reached  the 100-foot level, and the ledge continues to  show a good body of ore.  Alex Claremont, who died iu Wisconsin the  other day, carried the mail on foot from Green  Bay to Chicago 66 years ago. At the opening  of the World's Fair he walked 240 miles in  order to see it, although he was at the time  almost ninety years old.  The largest city of the world is London,  lying in four counties and having a population of 4,250,000, equaling the combined populations of Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg and  Rome. To walk through all the streets,  avenues, lanes and alleys of the city, never  traversing th-:* same one twice, would require,  sayrs the Ladies' Home Journal, a ten-mile  walk every day for nine years. The streets,  placed in a row, would reach round the world  and leave a remnant that would stretch from  London to San Francisco. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE DEATH PENALTY.  John    Davis,   alias   Sullivan,    alias   Doyle,  paid the death penalty Friday morning at the  Provincial gaol   for   the   murder   of   Dennis  O'Connor,   at   Kuskonook,   on the   night   of  Sunday February 13.      The crime   for   which  prisoner yielded up his life at the call of Justice, was one of the   most   cold-blooded   murders in the annals of crime.      His victim was  A9lu^> inoffensive man,  who,  with   a couple  of friends,   had  strolled  into   Kuskonook  to  spend the day   which   unhappily   terminated  his existence.   His meeting with his murderer  was purely accidental, and the cool, deliberate  manner in which the man of aliases conceived  and carried  into  execution   his   terrible deed,  shows him to be a member of which society is  well rid.  The particulars of the case are fresh in the  public mind. Davis was in Nelson on Feb. 8,  and made himself so disagreeably conspicuous  that Chief of Police McKinnon told him he  would have to behave himself or leave town.  The man took the hint aiid left for Kuskonook  the following morning. He spent that and the  following day going from saloon to saloon, but  was not drunk-���he had no money. On Sunday the 13th he met with Dennis O'Connor and  had some words with him, in consequence of  O'Connor's attempt to shake him off. The  same night while O'Connor was sitting in a  chair at Erickson's saloon, Davis came in and  without any provocation shot his victim in the  breast, causing almost instantaneous death.  He then tried to make good his escape, and  succeeded in evading arrest for nearly three  days, when he unintentionally walked into the  camp of the mounted police and was taken into  custody.  An inquest was held 011 the body of Dennis  O'Connor and a verdict returned to the effect  that he died from a gunshot wound, inflicted  by John Sullivan alias Doyle.   ���  Under ordinary circumstances  Davis would  have remained in  custody   until  June   before  being brought to trial at the regular   assizes.  Realizing, however, the  importance of speedy  action, the government decided  upon holding  a special assize to deal with   the case.      This  was opened in Nelson  on March   21st  before  Mr. Justice Irving.       The crown was   represented by W. A.   Macdonald,   Q.C.,   and the  prisoner w^as defended by Mr.   Todd Aikman,  who was assigned for the defence.      But there  was practically no defence.      The   particulars  as already  given  were   sworn   to  by  several  witnesses ; the   only  important evidence  not  available was that   of the  man Smith,   who,  fearing trouble, fled the country  and  has not  since been heard of.     It is doubtful,  however,  if he could have thrown any light on the subject, as he was evidently but a casual acquaintance of Davis's.  Although Mr. Aikman did all that was possible on behalf of his client, it wras evident  from the very start that his cause was a hopeless one. All the witnesses examined were  thoroughly disinterested parties, and their testimony was positive.     Not a link in the chain  The best cigars  are  those made  by  the Kootenay  Cigar  Manufacturing Co., of Kelson, B.C.  of evidence was missing. There were three  eye-witnesses to the firing of the fatal shot,  and one witness who saw Davis take the revolver from the pack, saw him ; go over to  Erickson's where O'Connor was quietly  seated, and heard the shot fired ; lie then  entered the barroom and saw the murdered  man. Every detail was substantially corroborated. '  There were no witnesses   produced  for   the  defence.      An effort was made on cross-examination to prove that Davis received   provocation,  and had reason to believe that O'Connor  was armed,   but  it  failed lamentably.       The  prisoner took advantage   of  the   law,   which  allows a person charged with a capital offence  to state his own case.       In   the  course of his  rambling statement  he   practically   convicted  himself of the murder   of  Dennis   O'Connor.  He did not deny that he fired the  shot  which  caused the  man's   death,   but   endeavored   to  show that   he    had    reason    to    believe   that  O'Connor had a  revolver   in   his   possession.  The murdered man was searched   almost   immediately after  the  occurrence,   and  all   that  was found on   his   person   was   an   insurance  John Davis, alias Sullivan, alias Doyle.  paper, some other papers,   a   couple   of  keys,  tobacco and a few trifling odds and ends.     But  Davis insinuated in the  course   of  his   statement that a revolver had been found  and that  the fact was denied.      He also  imputed   perjury to the several witnesses,  who,   he   said,  had conspired against him.     The enormity of  this charge was duly commented upon by Mr.  Macdonald, who pointed out that the witnesses  were all  disinterested   parties,   and  ridiculed  the idea of half a   dozen   men   conspiring   to  send a fellow creature to the gallows.      Davis  boasted that he was well  known   iu   Nelson,  but not a single individual in  the  city   could  be found to say that they knew him,   and   he  did not attempt to call any witnesses, although  afforded every opportunity of doing so.  When  first he was lodged in gaol the serious position  he occupied was explained to him, and he was  invited   to   name   any   witnesses   he   thought  might be   of service to   him on   his trial,   and  they would be produced.       He did   not   avail  himself of the offer,   nor did he suggest to his  counsel a single name.  The jury were not many minutes   considering   their   verdict :  they were   unanimous in  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  declaring the prisoner guilty.   No clearer cs.se  was ever submitted to " twelve good men and  true," and when the finding was made known  to the prisoner if was clearly what he expected.  He trembled visibly as Mr. Justice Irving pronounced his first death sentence,   for this was.  the first case of murder tried   before   his lordship.   ,   The date fixed for  the execution , was  the    22nd   April���just   one   month  from the  date   of trial.       His   lordship in   giving   the  unfortunate man   but   one   month   to   repent,  acted humanely.      By a recent order from the  Minister of Justice, judges  are called upon to  allow a longer period than   has been usual to  elapse between   the date of  passing   sentence  and that fixed for execution, so as to allow the  department of justice   ample time to  consider  the evidence and deal with any appeal for clemency which might be made.     But in this instance the case was so clear,   the murder such  a cold-blooded affeir,   and the total absence of  a   single   extenuating circumstance,   that his  lordship felt fully justified in   fixing the early  date, believing that by so   doing he  would be  mitigating   the   miseries   of   the   condemned  rn^n.  We   furnish   to-day    an    excellent    picture  of  the  murderer,   from  a   photograph   taken  shortly after arrest.   He was a man of 32 years  of age, 6 feet in height, and weighing 1S0 lbs.  Under the heading religious denomination, he  appears on thejail'register as a Methodist. The  local Methodist minister called en the prisoner,  as did also the   clergymen of the   other   denominations,   but   he   positively   declined   their  offices���in fact he has all along refused to communicate with any person, up to the very last.  The knowledge of his approaching   death   did  not appear to trouble him ; he scarcely seemed  to realize it.       He smoked a   great deal,  read  but little,   enjoyed a good appetite   for simple  fare, but was uncommunicative.  What his real  name was no person in this section of country  appears to know, but the  picture supplied by  The Economist may be the means'-of identifying the man.   The head, it will be observed,  is particularly small for a man  of his   stature,  and would seem to indicate that while  physically well developed hewas intellectually weak.  The face   is   expressionless^ and   the sunken,  restive eyes were not backed   with   force sufficient to look one straight in the face.  The neck  is long and thin, the ears large and protruding,  and the complexion fair.  On the day preceding execution the prisoner  was   approached   by  Superintendent   of   Provincial Police   Hussey and   Sheriff  Redgrave  and asked if he   wished   to   make   any   statement.      After a  little reflection he started off  with a very disconnected   account   of   himself  which was taken  down   by   Mr.   Hussey   and  duly signed by the prisoner.       He stated that  he was born at Champaigne,   Illinois, on   the  27th   of March,    1S71.       His  father   holds   a  small ranch of some   25   acres,   and   is   now a  man of about 62 years of age, but   he  hid not  heard from him for the  past  ten   years.      He  has   two brothers and a  sister living.      Davis  says that he remained on the farm until he was  nine years of age, after which he lived a roving  Fishing rods and nets at Thomson Stationery Co., Lt'd.  ���uii[iiijuuiMi��u^oiuMmtuttjMUM��a<����M��fl^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  life, the longest period spent at any' one place  being  at   Marshall Junction,   near   Spokane,  where he put in three years,at a lumber camp.  He spent a good deal of his time herding cattle  and   training   horses,   but chiefly  on   railway  work.       He then gave an account of what occurred on the day of the murder, which is diametrically opposed to the evidence at the trial  and to his own statement from the dock.       In  this he claims   that the shooting was done in  self-defence, that   his victim was standing up  at the time, that he remained  ten   minutes in  the bar until after his victim died, that here he  spoke to the police constable, and that he then  went to bed,   and did   not  leave   Kuskonook  until the following morning.       The statement  was   taken   down by   Mr.   Hussey   and  duly  signed by the prisoner, but shortly afterwards  he assured one of the guards that   " the story  I told them fellows is all wrong.    I gave them  wrong dates and wrong names, and I was not  at half the places I told them of.      I   was not  going to tell them all."  Friday morning was dull and cloudy, and a  heavy  mist was falling   on   the   crowds who  surrounded the gaol in the hope of witnessing  the   execution.       There    were,  however,  but  forty-seven persons admitted, admission being  by ticket.     The scaffold, the same  one  which  did  service   for   Woods   last  September, was  erected in  the north-west   corner   of  the jail  yrard.       A flight  of steps led   up to the platform, on which was the   beam   and   the  trap  door.       The  death   procession   left  the jail a  couple of   minutes    after   eight   o'clock,  the  prisoner leaning on  Sheriff Robinson.      The  condemned man tried to walk steady,   but displayed unmistakable signs of weakness.     The  hangman,   well-known   in   town,   was   in   no  way disguised, and went about his work in the  most matter-of-fact manner,  appearing to be a  little   impatient   as   the unfortunate   creature  whose life he was to  take,   essayed  to   speak.  In response to the usual  invitation   the   prisoner in a forced voice said :    "I  want to say  this, that I was   convicted   on   circumstantial  evidence,   and  it   was   wrong.       It   has been  proved in the history of the past, and not very  long past.     The ministers that promised to see  me in the gaol were notified that in accordance  with my experience   their knowledge   is from  books.       I dont   believe   in   denying   certain  things in the Bible.     I believe Christ lived and  is dead,>as Til be shortly."  At the conclusion of this little speech, which  was delivered under evident difficulty, the  hangman took the trembling man in hands  and first tying the rope around the neck���  rather an unusual course���pulled the black  cap over the head, shot the bolt, and all was  over���Thomas Davis had paid the penalty of  his crime.  Then the canvas was torn from the underwork and the lifeless body was revealed dangling over the pit. The black flag was hoisted  and an inquest held, resulting in the usual  verdict.  Encourage home manufacture and smoke the Royal Seal.  Trunks, Valises, Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  The Kootenay Belle is a choice cigar.   Try it.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Mayor Houston presided over the weekly  meeting of the City Council on Monday, when  Aldermen Gilker, Madden, Teetzel, Malone,  Hillyer and City Engineer McCulloch were also  present.  The Public Works Committee asked for an  extension of time to report on several matters  referred to them.     This was granted.  Aldermen Teetzel, on behalf of the Finance  Committee,   recommended  that   the   chief  of  police  be   provided  with   uniform,   and   that  half-a-dozen batons and a supply of buttons be  also procured.  This was agreed to.  Alderman Malone  asked   tor an  extension  of time   on  behalf of the  special   committee  appointed   to select  a   site   for   a   dumping  ground.  The mayor said that there was little doubt  that a site could be procuredc on the Hall  Mines road, at the south end of the town.  The C. P. R. would give a site. He had been  talking to Mr. Fletcher on the subject.  Alderman Hillyer reported that the special  committee appointed to confer with the Board  of Trade had decided that Mayor Houston  should represent the Council at Ottawa on the  subject of imposing an import duty on lead.  The owners of the Phair Hotel wrote, offering to build a retaining wAl on Stanley street,  providing the city furnished the rock and did  the excavation.  Alderman Hillyer proposed that the terms  be complied with.  Alderman Malone moved in amendment  that Mr. Phair do the removing of the material and the building of the sidewalk, which  will have to be lowered.  There was no seconder to the amendment,  and the original resolution w7as put.  The ayes were Aldermen Hillyer, Teetzel  and Gilker ; the nays, Aldermen Malone,  Madden and the mayor.  Alderman Teetzel challenged the mayor's  risrht to vote.  Mayor : I have a right to vote as a member of this council.  Alderman Teetzel :  Not except ou a tie.  Mayor :  I say I have.  Aid. Teetzel : You have done that sort  of thing too often.  Mayor : I have a right to vote as a member  of this council, and I   intend to  exercise that  right.  Aid.   Teetzel :  As chairman,   you   have no  right to vote, unless to decide a  tie.     I never  heard of such a thing except from you.  Aid. Hillyer :  I object to the vote.  The mayor referred to the Municipal Clauses  Act in support of his right  to vote, and read :  " When sitting in committee of the  whole or  otherwise the mayor shall vote as a member of  the council."  Aid. Teetzel asked to see the act, which was  handed to him.  Aid. Hillyer: The mayor does not vote in  other places.  Mayor : I beg leave to differ with you. It  was only last week the mayor of Rossland  voted.  Aid. Hillyer : I move that the city clerk be  directed to write to Mr. Eberts, the attorney-  general, arid find out whether the mayor has  the right to vote.  Aid. Teetzel: I second that.  Mayor :   The   Municipal   Clauses   Act   is  clear on the point. 0  Aid.. Hillyer : But there are a lot of contradictions in it."  Aid. Malone : I am opposed to that. We  have legal talent enough in Nelson withotit  going outside for advice.  Aid. Hillyer : The mayor nas been overruling this council ever since he sat here, and it  is time we should be clear on the point.  Mayor : I have not.  Aid. Hillyer : I say you have. I'll pay the  expense, if necessary. a  Mayor : Then why don't you get private  advice ?  Aid. Hillyer:- I have not got to do it.  Mayor:   There   is   no   necessity   for   this  squabbling.  Aid. Teetzel: No ; not as long as you can  get everything to suit you.  Mayor: If my ideas don't agree with yours  that is no reason why I should not have a vote  as well as you. I "am doing what I consider  in the best interests of the city, and������  Aid. Teetzel : And you have the idea that  no one has the interests of the city at heart but  yourself  Mayor: No such thing. This council is  made up of seven members���six aldermen and  a mayor���and if the mayor wishes to vote on  aii}r question he can do so as well as the aldermen. It is his right., and that right cannot be  taken away by abuse.  Aid. Hillyer : .There is no abuse.  The mayor declared  the motion  negatived.  Aid. Teetzel moved that the members of the  board be supplied with copies of the'Municipal  Clauses Act.  The motion carried unauimouslv.  The city engineer  handed  in  his report on  the  cemetery  site, showing some   twenty-five  acres available   for  the purpose at the south  side of the city limits.  It was decided to make arrangements for  procuring the sitd.  Offers for the supply of a rock crusher w7ere  referred to the Public Works Committee.  The mayor read a letter from tne local  agents of the National Tube Works, Pennsylvania, claiming the right to ship the pipe ordered by the city by any line of railway the  manufacturers thought proper. His worship  explained that there would be three carloads of  material ordered, and it was decided to give  one each to the C. P. R.,. the Grand Trunk  and the Northern Pacific. This was made a  condition of the order. As the manufacturers  have not complied with the terms, the order  was cancelled. The agents now threatened to  hold the city responsible for the cancellation.  The council approved of the action of the  mayor in cancelling the order under the cir-  circumstances.  The mayor was granted a month's leave of  absence for the purpose of going to Ottawa.  Aid. Teetzel was appointed mayor pro tern,  and Aid. Gilker city treasurer pro tern., and  the board adjourned.  l.mU��JMJ��UIMUMIJimUIMUIJIJllMI��l>.Um[a.MI^M[^  m^mmm^^^^^B^^^^^^m^^^^mmm^m^^smmmm^Bmm^^s^msmmmmsU THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  DRY  A_J  OODS  MENS' :.  FURNISHINGS  SADIES'  DRESS  SKIRTS  We are now  showing a complete range of  Black and colored  -\   Dress Skirts in  |plain aud figuredy< Alpacia, Navy  and Black Serge, Rich Black  Brocade Silk and Wash Skirts.  Suits in Ducks, Piques and D'en-  hams. The above in all lengths,  prices $2.50 and up.  HENS' COLORED SHSRTS:  We have just received a large stock of Men's Fancy Colored Shirts  showing a large range of styles find patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering, at reduced prices.  ^~w~^  WAISl  STYLES  IN HEN'S HATS.  SPRING; AND BUSINESS   SUITS..  NECKWEAR and linen collars and cuffs  New novelties in Ladies' Shirt  Waists, sizes 32 to 40, in the latest Organies, Grenadines and  Lappctt  Muslins.       Prices   from  :   50 cents upwards.  Ladies'    Parasols,  Spring  Capes and Jackets.  ,QCAL NEWS  There will be regular services in the R. C.  [church on they first and third Sunday in each  month, commencing on Sunday next. .Rev.--  Father Ferland,, since0 taking charge of the  parish, has brought the congregation together  and regular services will be appreciated.  The new steamers of the C.P.R. placed on  he Yukon route will mike their first trips  from Vaucouver���the Tartar on the 28th inst.  and the Athenian on May 5th. These boats  are specially fitted out for the trade, and will  no doubt be popular. .  The Rossland Miner is asking the corporation of that city to take 28,571 copies of thst  paper to advertise the camp, in consideration  of which the Miner would receive $500.  J. Gagnoti and J. Lachasseur, the moonshiners captured on the Crow's Nest road,  near Kuskonook, were again brought up on  remand yesterday, and the case gone fully  into. Evidence was produced to show that  the prisoners were distilling illicit whiskey,  'and they were fined $100 each, or in default  one month's imprisonment. The cash was  not forthcoming, and they were taken to gaol.  An entertainment will be held in the Salvation Army barracks on Friday night, illustrative of the parable of the ten virgins.  Mr. E. Mohun, sanitary engineer, is in  Nelson. This gentleman has been sent by  the Provincial Government to report upon the  best system of disposing of the sewerage of  the city.  The Second Relief Mining company intend  tn build a wagon road from the mine to Erie,  on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway, a  distance of twelve miles. The cost is estimated  at $12,000 and the government will be asked  to ''Ssist.  The publishers of " Canada from Ocean to  Ocean," threaten to sue the city of Rossland  for breach of contract. The late council gave  a contract for the writing up and illustrating  of Rossland, and the present council caucelled  the order, contending tqat it was illegal. The  citv council of Nelson was asked to make a  similar contract, but very wisely declined to  do so.  Several large booms of logs have been  "floated down during the week for the local  saw mills.  The B. C. News, of Kaslo, will appear aS a  daily ori and after Friday. The publishers  claim that they can deliver the News in Nelson every morning, and that they have made  arrangements for a first-class telegraphic service. The newspaper business must be looking up in Kaslo.  Brigadier Howell -otid Lieut. Arnold, of the  Salvation Army, conducted very successful  services in the barracks last week.  A large batch of men arrived last week  from the East to work on the Crow's Nest  Pass road.  The Rossland Board of Trade endorses the  application of the Nels m raid Kaslo Boards of  Trade for an increase of the duty ou lead and  the manufactured products of lead, as, set forth  in their published memorial in that behalf,  and urges upon the Dominion Parliament to  give effect to same by legislation this  session.  Owing to pressure on space, Larry's Letter  and several items of importance are reluctantly  held over.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. miiniifa.-tur the fn^nou- Royal.Sea  SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFRAY.  A report reached town on Monday that a  double murder had been committed at Kuskonook, and for a time the greatest excitement  prevailed. Gold Commissioner Dennis, Dr.  Symmonds, and Provincial. Constable Jarvis at  once left for the scene of the alleged murder,  and spent yesterday investigating the case,  which is not as serious as at first reported, although one of the injured men   will   probably  die.  It appears that ou Monday morning Peter  Cline, a gang boss in the employ of Contractor  Hoskins, had occasion to dismiss one of the  Italian laborers on the railway construction,  for drunkenness. The man showed up again  a couple of hours afterwards, with a bottle of  whiskey, and asked Cline to have a drink.  This Cline refused, whereupon the fellow became very abusive, and threatened to "do for  him." Angelo Ciriauni, such was his name,  was ordered off the dump, and left reluctantly.  His brother then walked up to Cline and asked  Fishing rods and nets at Thomson Stationery Co., Lt'd.  why he had dtsmissed Angelo. Cline ordered  the man to go on with his work, telling him  that if he did not do so he too would be discharged. A third man of the party of Italians  next threw down his shovel, and as things  were looking very threatening, Cline did not  think he was safe in the crowd, composed almost exclusive^ of Italians. He went to tell  the section foreman how matters stood, when  Angelo struck him. Cline struck back, felling  his man. Cirianni secundus then came to the  rescue of his brother, and threw a heavy stone  at Cline, which fortunately went a little wide  of the; mark:. Angelo got up and renewed the  attack, but was again knocked down by a blow  by Cline, but as he fell he drew a vevolver and  fired. The shot missed, and the gun fell from  Angelo's hand. There was then a struggle  for possession of the revolver, which resulted  in Cline's favor ; he caught it in his left hand.  Angelo, still on the ground, and holding Cline  down, drew a knife, whereupon Cline shot him  twice, the balls taking effect in the head. The  brother here rushed at Cline, who turned the  revolver on him and fired, the bullet lodging  in the hip. By this time the whole Italian  gang was on the scene, and Cline took to his  heels, hoping to make Kuskonook, some eight  miles away, and secure protection. On the  road the first man he met was Mr. Proctor,  J.P., to whom he handed over the revolver  and told what had occurred.  With Mr. Proctor, Cline returned to Kuskonook, and secured the help of Constable Forrest and others. The wounded men were taken  in, and subsequently a party of Italians was  encountered on the look-out for Cline, evidently intending to carry out the threat of the  morning and "do for him." Constable Forrest, however, succeeded in dissuading the  rash crowd, and informed them that every  preparation had been made for such a move on  their part.  Cline was taken to Nelson last night, and is  held in custodv. The wounded men are beins:  cared for by Dr. Ryan, aud by latest reports  were progressing favorably.  There will be an official enquiry into the  case held at Nelson on Wednesday next.  The ore and bullion shipments for last week  from Nelson show a total value of $23,031.  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  MliamUTOWMMJlliM^ I  1  ���    i  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  .1  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  Women are more often too short  than too tall and consequently try  to gain height by putting on high  heeled shoes, and these do undoubtedly give dignity as long as the  wearer stands still, but iu motion  they are graceless, even in a room,  and deform the feet. Thus women  are made to minister to a very short  lived fancy,and,from a physiological  stand point, we can not recommend  them. The better shape a foot is  the smaller it will look, but in the  disproportionately small foot their  is always involved an awkward gait.  The foot of a large woman should  be laro-er than the foot   of  a   small   display other  accomplishments' sel  appearance ' 'in.society " and makes  a failure, she had better withdraw,  and she will save herself many bitter hours. She is probably fight.  The picture which she draws of  this young girl seated sobbing in  the dressing-room is not without its  pathos, even though to most of us  the cause of her sorrow must seem  most trivial. In Nelson there is no  danger whatever of any young lady  not receiving due attention. At  our balls and parties ladies are always in the minority, but apart-  from this fact there is something  more about our young ladies which  always makes them attractive.  They all dance well, sing  well and  woman or a slenderly built woman  and usually���to her unnecessary  sorrow���she has a large one. The  foot in length should be the length  of the ulna, a bone in the forearm,  which extends from a lump in the  Outer portion   or   the   elbow. Of  course the ulna is longer in tall  people, and to be graceful the foot"  should   be   also. Most      people  would be   surprised   that   the   foot  should be as   long   as   the   forearm  and would  be inclined  to   dispute  unless proved by experience. Large  women   pinch   their   feet  in    tight  shoes because they are  ashamed   to  have them   in   proportion   to   their  bodies.     Thus in time they  deform j  them until the}' are out of  all   proportion to the b:;dy and   sometimes  ���in the direction they do not intend.  The public eye,   being   not   critical  of proportion, -without   their   going  to the pain of  pinching   their   feet,  consider   them    small.      Therefore  there is no excuse   for   exchanging  this kind of torture and  the dignified carriage,   two  essential  to   the  greatest   beauty.        In   fact,     anything else could be better  sacrificed  than ease of motion.  do.m found in the" wTall-flower.  B_]K__=_tf3a____tt_  We have just received our Ladies'  Spring Capes  and Jackets,   and as|  there has been delay in their reaching here, we will sell them  at a very small margin.  A nice lot of chiffons and veiling In this consignment  The latest designs In Dress Goods,  also  some  Of the  newest colors in]  Silks for blouses at  Baker Street  Nelson, B.C.  ng.  Fashionable, Fitting,   Fancy and  First-Class.  Miss V. Sullivan has opened  dressmaking parlors over Mills &  Lett's fruit store, corner of Ward  and Baker Streets, where she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.   Fit and finish guaranteed.  n  On the   subiect   of  Social  of  dressing room  mortification and give  failures," a woman, evidently of the  world, but not of the world worldly,  says: " I went to a ball, the other  night, and in the clrssiug-room, as  I came away, I found a young girl  in tears. I have never seen any  distress so appealing, because so  cruelly occasioned, as that of this  young girl, neglected in the ballroom,   aud obliged   to   flee   to   the  alone, to hide her  vent to her  tears, while the music and the  dance went on below, and she  waited solitary, for her maid and  her carriage to take her home."  The writer goes on to discuss this,  and lays aside the various familiar  hypotheses, such as the neglect of  men, the boorishness of men, and  all that sort of thing. She says  that some o-irls achieve social sue-  cess whatever their condition of  fortune, and others are bound to be  social failures, even though they  may have family prestige and fortune to push them along. She  says, and with much good sense,  that when such a   girl   makes   her  UpAo-dc,  lie  'Millinery....  Call to see Miss Mooney's display  of millinery at A. Ferland's drv  goods store,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  eaiers i  we are the largest importers  .n's shoes of all kinds. . .  ��� 9  _a  ALL THE  LATEST   LONDO?^  AND  FASH 10 MS.  PARIS  Miss Mooney has just received a large consignment of Millinery' and Fancy Goods direct  from the East.  Goods Bought and Sold or Exchanged.  m  w.  In   all  the  latest   fashions ;  promptly executed.  orders  i V  A full and well selected stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  4>��  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  Sxti tings.  9  Traves Block  Baker Streer.  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  Spring goods have arrived comprising all the  latest novelties in tweed suitings, fancy wors-  atedsnd panting at Ross's.  Has just received an excellent  line of  GLOVES  In all the latest shades,    Fitted and  guaranteed.  ^#  roKers ana m&nutacturers  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Btc.  C. P. O. Box 498.  i THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  YMIR.  ;Specia.l correspondence to The Economist.) .  Joseph B.  Dahney,  of  Rossland,  in   town  looking    after    his   in-  l^rests.     ;  Mr.; Smithy P.L.S., will survey  he Bullion for the purpose of ob-  jiining a crown grant.'  The United  B.   Mining:  Co.   has,  lien   at   work  running  a  70   foot  Innnel to crosscut the ledp'e.     This  vacant chair between himself and  his companion. With grave mien  the British statesman conducted his  lady thither. '' What is the time  my Lady ?'' '' Half-past twelve  my lord." " Then I pray you re-,  member that at that hour you sat  between Alexander Dumas and  Victor Hugo, an honor you may  only enjoy once in a life time."  So saying he led his wife back to  the hostess.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Ar  Tennessee,  roper ty   adjoins    the  wned by the Hamilton and Rpss-  |md Mining Co., of. Hamilton, Out.  An important strike was made  In the-Bullion claim on   Saturday.  'his property is owned by the All  ]>old Mining Co. Owing to surface water filling the shaft, Mr:  f/IcD.onald, the manager, had the  pen prospect the claim, and while  [0 doing they struck a ledge show-  ng three feet solid white iron,  arrying good gold values.  D. C. Newman, late president of  he Salmon River and Porcnpine  /lining Co., of Spokane, was here  l-n.-his way to the Kioudyke. While  fi-town lie visited the Flossie A.,  nd. said that it he- hadn't his sup-  lies bought he would, stay in  rmir. He felt sure that there is  o question now -;s to the mines in  lis vicinity beitig perma 11 e 1 it.  Richard Hardine   Davis,   accord-  ig to Vanity, is not an ardent  ad-  Cowes' famous yachting serge, in   black  and  iriclieo, warranted-to starid the sun and sea, at  Ros^s.        ���'������'"������������. ' ���   ..' '������'���.'  HEAD OFFICE:'Nelson, B.-C.:'.  .      .'    .    BRANCHES' AT  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  ^%.-%^^k^/^/%^%^/^^^^^-^^^- <&^/^^^/;  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  ��������'  y  ?mmji  wmi  HI  M  bSlUUiX!  ! i  T h e  only   first-class  city.  saloon  in tu  m  TM  1 n��  Choicest    Liquors  stock.  always in  constantly  arriving  and on hand.     The  latest  in  Foreign  patterns of  Tableware in  China and Glass.  :   Mty 5htRnf> bn;AMpAbNE - AND;-_SEER CLASSES  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.  Mixed    drinks  r  Ol  all  1-  inch  s   a  specialty  iiirer  of  ���J )  ehry  Irving and Miss  erry. When one recalls his quar-  mt\ with Edward W. Tow use, d  ver the " Major Max" nrticle, it is  o t 3 u r pris i 11 g that h e s h o u 1 d n o t  ke Miss Terry, for on meeting him  :ie said how much she had enjoyed  is work in the past, and how  luch she anticipated readi ig his  1st book, ���" Chimin ie Fadden,".'  hich was so well spoken of. Mr.  "v-i'iig also made a sad mistake  hen Davis, at a dinner given to  fir. Irving, was honored by sitting-  ext to him. Davis had arrayed  umself with rows of orders and  jiecials presented to him by the  Jul tan and the President of Bolivia  jnd     various     other      dignitaries.  Davis   would  no  liore travel without than he  would  utho'ut his tooth-brush.        It   was  rith the greatest satisfaction, there-  >re, that he. saw they attracted the  ttention   of Mr.   Irving,   and    all  nests noticed that   the actor raised  pis   eve-edass   and    scanned    them  .osely, and,   alas,   for  Mr.   Davis !  II the guests heard Mr. Irying   re-  lark:    " How   interesting.        I  always like to see college badges !"  All the best brands   of cigars are.  to be had at  /i-Di/n*TP-ipi/' 0 ������������'������Ufiioi  \1-  e  1 o  4-  111 ct  LCA/Ije.  D. A. HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  Josephine St..   -   Between Baker and Victoria.  A writer to the Etoile Beige  says  ie elder Dumas was  fond of quot-  ig to   him   the   following   episode  dustrative of John   Bull's  conser-  |v atism in the   matter   of introduc-  :ions.   .. At  a    soiree   of   the    Due  iJecazes in   1.874,   Lord   and   Lady  jPalmerston, then in   Paris,   arrived  too late for formal   presentation   to  the  two   literary   "lions,"   Dumas  land Victor Hugo.      Shortly  before  :he   company   separated   the    host  Imotioned   to    Dumas   to    leave    a  ���Q���"3 ��  _P_l23&fil0 2��  , 4-  I 3.  lies'  11V  &-i  ines  ���ait  1    s W" (L---I? ���  ��� ��� s ���  All Supplies and Fittings at  aUSS  uwonery Ci  t\ n m q n ti  s5**  ^r-"^  &���&'& &&<��>$>&<&���&<& ^^^���^���^���^���^# <$>^#-<$k�� <$>���<&���  u  DOS'  AND  F  r* h��  4>  e  want    to    enlighten    our  ^  S     11  .V    ���=��� <?��\\ &r    J  *�����>-���y$ jAma^y- < "  little world about us in  regard to Wall-Paper Buying. We  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy' nowhere till you have looked -about  you enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the superi- f^  ority ot    .     .       .  ���! k"^ ��3 ft ���3  <<r\  Drug m  4  Cc  9  Corner Baker and Stsmtey Sts., Nelson.  'O  f  **ft  H. D.  SiUHE,  Manager.  Is Now Open to the Public . . . .  New Building, New Furnishing, Steam Heat in every Room,  Everything Strictly First-Class, Large and Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  NELSON,  Corner Vernon  and Ward Streets  f    Roman      Kalydor     removes  &   these annoyances, softens the   J  %   skin and beautifies the com-   ^  f    nlexion.        No  lady's   toilet  ^>    complete without it.   ����or sale  oulv at  >  A  yy  _iL_&<___L  Corner Josephine and Latimer Streets.  ERY.  R. G. JOY, Prop  <s>  t  ���     IB H H w 1 L" 5? 1L\3     M��y U  k Cor.  Baker and ji>fe;:htae 5ts  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatriek & Wilson, Buker  Street; C  O. Davis, Ward Street;  T. J. vScanlan,   vStanley   Street;    and   Maurin e  Grocery, Hume Addition.  &^&.&i&^&Q&^��4&^Q&^��y<&<&-&&&&fy&& ' Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread. IO  THE  ,..-v-r .tt*-T-~ C* /"\ -kt.  ���IN JC/J-zO'w/XM  ECONOMIST  GENERAL NOTES.  1  m  ���������HP.  y  m  ml  i   i*J  l'yJB$  f  ) H,  VUI-.  A royal decree has been gazetted  calling out 30,000 men of the reserves of 1897 by Spain.  The collector for New Orleans  port, has issued orders declaring  mules contraband of war; and no  further shipments of life stock will  be made in Spanish vessels.    ;  The United States cruiser Nashville has captured the Spanish ship  Buena Vuera of 1,000 tons,   with a  cargo of lumber.      She  was on her  way from the coast to Texas.  The   Spanish-American     war   is  bettering    the      London     market.  Wheat   has jumped   5   shillings0a  quarter, and holders are disinclined  to part with it. At Glasgow,  sugar rose 2s. 7'd. per ton to a large  business.  Two men named, respectively,  Burns and Hendritson, were murdered, on April 5th, twelve miles  below Glen ora.  Among the property injured by  the Vancouver Water front fire',  was the steel steamer which had  been brought out in sections   from  England bv the   Pioneer   Kloildyke   and carry in to effect arrangements 'for or with  M.  &,. >."���        ���    ���. . respect to the union of interests, sharing profits  Trading Corporation.  A well known miiiin g man, who  recently visited the Whitewater  Deep, informs the Kootenaian that  the showing ��� in that property is  immense and justifies the most sanguine hopes of those interested.  The Whitewater Deep may be  called a mine. -  Columbia or elsewhere, and to develop the  resources thereof by building, planting, clearing, mining and otherwise dealing with 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 of produce, and to buy, manufacture and sell all kinds of goods, chattels  and effects required by the Syndicate or by  others:  (f). To aid, encourage and promote immigration into lands 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 tliere1  of:  (ir). To purchase, hire, 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, dwelling houses or other buildings, engine's,'.plant,  machinery, ships, boats, barges, implements,  stock, goods and other works, conveniences  and property of any description in connection  With, or for the use in, or for promotiug any  branch of the Syndicate's business, or for developing, utilizing or turning to account any  of the Syndicate's property, and 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 purchase or otherwise acquire or undertake all 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, in the  case of a company or corporation, shall be  authorized to carry on any business which this  Syndicate is authorized to carry on, or which  or who may be possessed of property suitable  for the purposes of this Syndicate, and tt> make  LICENSE AUTHORIZING AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO   CARRY ON  BUSINESS.  Companies' Act, 1897.  Mi-  ^tNADA  .Sritish Columbia.  T  iMIS is^l-oTertify that " The British Kootenay  Exploration Syndicate, Limited," is authorized and licensed to carry-on bu.sine.ss within  the Province of British Columbia, and to carry  out or effect all or any of the objects hereinafter set forth to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia  extends.  The liead office of tiie Company is situate at  20, Rucklersbury, in the City of London, England.  Tlie amount of the capital of the Company is  �����10,000, divided into 10,000 shares of ��1 each."  The head office of tiie Company in this Province is situate in Nelson, and Henry 13rolighten Thomson. Free Miner, whose address is the  City of Nelson aforesaid, is the attorney for the  Company.  The objects for which the Company has been  established are:���  (a.) To search or prospect for, excavate,  quarry, dredge, win," purchase or otherwise  obtain mines,"ores and substances of the earth  in British Columbia or in any other part of  tlie world, and to extract, reduce, wash, crush,  smelt, manipulate and treat the same and by  iiny process or'means whatsoever obtain gold,  silver and other metals, minerals, precious  stones or other valuable substances therefrom,  or prepare the same for market, and to carry  on the business of miners and workers and  winners of metals, minerals and precious  stones in all or any of its branches, and also to  carry on any metallurgical operations:  (h.) To purchase, lease or otherwise ' acquire  mining, mineral and timber properties in  British Columbia or elsewhere:  (c.) To puivha c, lease, licence, take in exchange or otherwise acquire in the 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,  ores, minerals, tailings, concentrates, alluvial  deposits, forests, water rights or grants, lands,  hereditaments, easements or premises in British Columbia or elsewhere, or any other pro-  pertv of any 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 in any  manner the Syndicate may deem expedient,  and. for anv of the above purposes or otherwise, to exercise any of the hereinafter mentioned powers and objects of the syndicate,  which powers and objects may be exercised  independently of the primary objects stated in  this clause :  (n.) To lease, settle, improve, colonize and  cultivate lands and hereditaments in  British  or , o-operation ot any other syndicates, corporations 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 of  the Syndicate, or in money, or partly in shares  or debentures-or debenture stock, aridpartl> in  money:  ' (k). " To sell, improve, manage, develop,  lea-;e, license, let ou hire, exchange, 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 fit, and to accept payment 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 amalgamate with, establish or promote, or concur in establishing or promoting  any other syndicate, corporation, association  or private undertaking, whose objects shall include the acquisition and taking over of all or  any part of the property or rights of this Syndicate, or the carrying out "of all or any of  the objects of this Syndicate, or shall  he in any manner calculated to enhance  either directly or indirectly the interest of the Syndicate or otherwise, and to acquire and hold shares, stock or securities of,,  or guarantee the payment of any securities issued by, or any other obligations of any such  syndicate, corporation, association or undertaking as aforesaid, and to subsidise or otherwise assist any such syndicate, corporation,  association or' undertaking, and to guarantee  or underwrite subscriptions, or to subscribe  for the same or any part thereof, or to employ  others to underwrite or subscribe therefor:  (iu). To acquire by original subscriptipn or  otherwise, and to hold or sell or otherwise dispose of shares, stock, debentures, or debenture  stock, or any interest in the revenue or profits  of any syndicate, corporation, association,  partnership or person carrying on any business  capable of being conducted so as directly or  indirectly to benefit this Syndicate, or otherwise, and upon any return "of capital, distribution or division of assets or profits, to distribute such stock, shares, debentures or debenture stock, among the members of this Syndicate, by way or in lieu of cash dividends,  bonuses and interest, as the Syndicate may in  general meeting determine:  (>-.) To borrow and raise money upon loan or  otherwise for the purposes of the Syndicate,  and to create and issue at par or at a premium  or discount, bonds or debentures to bearer or  otherwise, or debenture stock, mortgages or  other instruments for securing the repayment  thereof, with or without charge upon the  undertaking of t he Syndicate or its uncalled  capital, or upon its income or profits, and upon  such terms as to priority or otherwise, as the  Syndicate shall think lit, and so that the same  may be either permanent or redeemable with  or without a bonus or premium, and be further secured by a trust deed or otherwise, as  the Syndicate thinks fit:  (o.)' To procure the Syndicate to be constituted or incorporated of registered in British  Columbia or elsewhere, as "may be found expedient, or to be otherwise recognized in 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 the same:  (!'���) To apply to or enter into arrangements  with any government, parliament, local or  foreign legislature or municipality for, or to  otherwise acquire or obtain any'orders, licenses. Acts of parliament, rights, grants,  powers, concessions and   privileges  that may  HOUSE  j  Up=to=date Spring Footwear in great  variety at Lillies'.  LIL-LIES' SHOE HOUSE  OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO.  Vancouver Hardware Co  IS/LsbYSb    Block:5    Nelsoxi  GENEREL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING ..SUPPLIES]  LAMPS ANJD'LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents fd  Armstrong &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  on  n  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable,  seem conducive to the Syndicate's objects, or  anv of them, and hold or dispose of the same,  or to applv 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 terms as may seem expedient,  and in particular to persons having dealings  with the Svndicate, and to guarantee the performance of contracts by persons having dealings with the Svndicate, and generally to  undertake, transact and carry into effect all  such commercial, financial, trading and other  businesses or operations as may seem-directly  or indirectly conducive to any of the Syndicate's objects :  (k.) To invest, lend or otherwise deal with  the monevs of the Svndicate not immediately  required, upon such securities, or without any  securitv, and generally in such manner as  from time to'time mav be determined, and to  applv the funds of the Syndicate in paying the  legal expenses incurred in or about the negotiating for or obtaining contracts or orders for  the Svndicate:  (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 connected therewith:  (t.) To distribute among the members in  specie anv property of the Syndicate, or any  proceeds of sale or'disposal of any property or  rights of the Svndicate, but so that no distribution amounting to a reduction of capital be  made except with the sanction lor the time  being required by law:  (u.) To carry on any business, enterprise!  undertaking, or transaction capable of bein^  conveniently carried on or undertaken in con]  ncction with the above-mentioned objects, oiS  that may be calculated directly or indirectly}  to enhance the value or render'profitable any!  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 partly  paid shares', or in any other manner), to any  person or persons for'services rendered or to be  rendered in introducing any property or business to the Syndic ate, or in placing or assisting  to place any shares, debentures, or other securities of the Syndicate, or for any other reason which the Directors of tlie Syndicate mav  think proper : '  (w.) To do all or any of the above things in  any part of the world, either as principal,  agent, trustee, contractor or otherwise, and  either alone or in conjunction with others,  and either in the name of, or by or through  any syndicate, corporation, firm' or person, as  trustee,  agent,  contractor, or otherwise:  (x.) To execute  and  do   generally all sucl"  things as the Syndicate may at any'time coiv  sider incidental or conducive   to the carrying  out or attainment of the above objects, or'anv  of them.  Given under my hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  SOth day of December, one thousand eight  hundred and ninetv-seven.  [L.S.] *      S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Advertise in The Economist.  ���mjwuw���aiMUUIUM!  UM���UU���JII!IMIilH_W�����W4JM���M�����_l^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  LOCAL AND PERSONAL.  T. L- Mitchell, Kaslo, is in town.  H. J. King, of Sandon is at the  jPhair. '  Wm. Hunter of Silverton, is in  [town?  D. C. Newman,\��of Spokane is at  (the Hume.  .   �� T. S. Farquhar, of Nakusp, is at  the Hume. ���._i '..���"���"���'  W. J. McMaster,   of Vancouver,  is at the Hume.  Edwin   Cummings, of  Kaslo,   is  registered at the 'Hume.-'  John McMahon,  of Moyie  City,  is ...paying Nelson a visit.  -:/ PI. B.   Adams,  of Spokane,  was  in town during, the week.  Geo^ Jackson, of Slocan City, is  staying at the Hume.    ,,-  Mayor Houston and J. Gibson  left for Ottawa yesterda3r morning.  T. W.J. Snowdon, of Chester/  Eug., is among those registered at  the Hume.  T. R. Meiidenhall and D. T.  iNewman, of Spokane, are registered at the Phair.  Mrs. J. K. Strachau, wife of the  city clerk of Nelson, and son, have  arrived from Regit'a, and will make  this city their home.  John A. Turner'& Co. are going  out of business  in Nelson.       They  will   be   succeeded   by    Hamilton  ['������"Byer's, of Kaslo.  The local lodge I.O.O.F., celebrated the 79th anniversary of the  order by attending, service at the  Methodist church on Sunday morn-.  A grand concert was eujo3Ted in  the Methodist church on Friday  evening last, and that it was ful.y  a ^predated was testified to by the  plaudits of a delighted audience.  There were eighteen items on the  programme associated with the  names of the best local talent. Mrs.  Oliver, soprar.o, Mr. Kydd, tenor,  and Mr. Melville Pany,- baritone,  were heard for the first time in Nelson, and made a favorable  impres-  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given'that the partnership  heretofore existing between Catherine G. Davis  and P. F. Jaynes, as grocers at the City of Nel-  son,aunder the firm name of .Davis & Jaynes,  has this day been dissolved bymutualconsent.  The business Avill be carried on by the said  P. F. Jaynes to  whom   all accounts due  the  partnership are to be paid, and who will,settle  all debts of the said partnership.  - ���..���''' Witness our hands at Nelson this  ..���6th. day of April, 1S9S.  Witness (Catherine G. Davis  W. A. Galljheh < By her attorney T. L. Da,vis  ������ ��� ( Percy F. Jayn'es.  LAND ACT.  Enough to have to take medicine, "if sensible they do not look  for chdap medicine, but for good reliable drugs or medicines.  Our aim is like the motto of a well known bicycle firm," )%ot  Gheajl, blot good/' and at reasonable prires. We sell and  dispense   only   the    purest drugs and   goods   of the   highest  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 " I-I. B. Thomson's initial post north v.-.est:;corner," thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north SO chains to starting  point. y  -���.-.''��� Henry B. Thomson.  Dated, March 26, 189S. ;'.  Notice of Dissolution of Partnership.  ���   ��   ���  DRUGS AND ASSAY SUPPLIES.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between, the undersigned  carrying on business under the name and  style of The California Wine Company, as  ���Wholesale Liquor and Cigar Merchants^ has  this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  Witness   our.-hands at" the City of Nelson,  British Columbia, this 14th day of April, 1S98.  Signed in the presence of       (     L. .Ernst.  A. M   Johnson, /    Tiros. Adair.  Solicitor, >elson, B.C.  ���    NOTICE.  All. moneys-due the California Wine  Company are to be paid to me,  who will ass time  and pay all liabilities of the said firm. ���  Witness:^  ���     ' L.Ernst.  A. M. Johnson.  ouse  rpo RENT, a Fix-roo med Frame House, si ti  '-*-    on Silica street, City of Nelson, two sti  uate  :orey  and hard finished throughout.      Rent reasonable. -Apply, V.'. Simpson, Sherbroke Hotel.  ���s-ss'. j> ?. "  5 i B 'i >i �� k :  O  y  "J  &  5>3 f\ f^ ,r%  3  H "--i <*�� !  is  sioii. The other performers were  all well-known favorites, and fully  sustained their popularity. Airs.  Wallace played, the accompaniment throughout with her usual  skill.  Cowes' famous yachting serge, in black and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at  Boss's.  oney to Loan.  The Canadian Mutual Loan & Investment  Co., of Toronto, Ont., advance money on reasonable terms for building or on improved  property in Nelson. For full information  applv to  STEWART & LENNOX,  Turner <k Boeekh block. Agents  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby <?ivcn that I have purchased  all the lumber iii the lumber yard known as  "The Salmo Lumber Company. Lumber Yard,"  and by some as " The Lumber Yard of Thompson &. Bell," situate near Gray's Mill. Nelson,  B.C.    I have also purchased all the outstand-  ng accounts of the said yard, and sales made  ���>y"or settlements made with any person or  pe-sons after this date other than myself will  not b�� recognized, and are hereby forbidden.  Dated, this 25th day of April."��98.  Frank Lavtn.  Special announcement  ^HERE   is.   but     one    "best  place " in the city, and that  at   Mrs.   Kempling's,   the   Fern  Cigar Store, Ward street.      Everything that is new   has   been    provided for your inspection, at  prices  lower than you   have  ever   before  been able to buy anything  like the  same class of goods  for.       It  will  pay you'to inspect these goods  before purchasing elsewhere. Ladies',  misses' and children's dresses made  to order at shortest notice.   P'it and  finish   guaranteed.      Evening  and  Tea   gowns    a   specialty.     Ladies'  own   material   made  up.       Goods  shipped to any Dart on shortest notice.    Trial order solicited.  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms appl}r at residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson   Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  Subscribe for  The Economist  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elsbn Blacks  'a  H. A.  PROSSER.   Manager.   Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  B.  C.  JVIEROHE-ALTsTT  ���..   ��  BEMMMmmkfmm S  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  LINSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  VARNISHES  JlfisS E. Smith has opened  Dress-making parlors in the Traves  Block, Baker street, over Mc-  Arthur's furniture store. All  work done under the personal supervision of Miss Smith. Ladies  will please note the address :  MISS E. SHiTH,  Traves Biock,  Baker Street.  ruces   n-nn-rtnir_rra-w.gi--  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE LEAD  ^  yr~  ��� IfcW UIWM-H  P. O. BOX 63  Telephone 9  And Delivery Service  Will al\va3ys be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  Qrp A "]Vr"Pj ��� Front of Vancouver Hard-  O J- -CX.J.N XJ .    Ware store, Baker Strcef.  Telephone 82.  Residence, near the brick yard.  Water St.  ^m^^^mm^m^^^m^^^^mmM^^^m^m^^^^^^^^m^^^^^^^^^^^^ 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ��� it  A CAR LOAD OF  am  MILWAUKEE BOTTLING.  300  Brown's  Victoria, B. C.,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  V_  eotch  Pommery Pints Champagne.  NELSON, B.C.  li  i  T. S. Gore.  H.  Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Cro>vn   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -  --   British Columbia  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial^s^^B.^^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. G.  W: J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block, - Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  WILL THE LIGHTS  BE WHITE ?  Oft when I feel my engine swerve,  As o'er strange rails we fare,  I strain my eyes around the curre  For what awaits u�� there.  When swift and free she carries me  Through yards unknowu, at night,  I look along the line to see  That all the lamps are white.  The blue lamp ! (rep track) crippled car;  The green light signals " slow,"  The red light is a danger light,  The white light, " Let her go."  Again the open fields we roam,  And when the night is fair,  I gaze up in the starry dome,  And wonder what is there.  For who can speak for those who dwell  Behind the curving sky?  No man has ever lived to tell  Just what it means to die.  Swift towards life's terminal 1 trend,  The run seems short to-night,  God only knows what's at the end ;  I hope the lamps are white.  House-cleaning will soon be here  9    9  WE  HAVE  MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH  AS  x  PREPARED KALSOMINE,  READY MIXED PAINTS,  L WOOD STAINS. ETC.  FULL LINE OF PAINTS,  OILS and VARNISHES.  PAINT and VARNISH  BRUSHES    .    .    .  Call at the Fern Cigar Store,  C  Ward Street, and take a cigar.  The best brands always in  stock.  IF YOU WANT YOUR  TRUNKS, VALISES and PARCELS  REMOVED QUICKLY CALL  J,W. Cowan's LIGHTNING Express  ^Z-f-rBfr-aH ���   Baker St., front of Dominion  Ol<a.UU .   Express Office.  Quick deliveries a specialty.  Telephone 85. Post Office   Box 29  Government business now takes  precedence in the Commons every  day except Monday.  Surve3'-or General Kains has been  appointed one of the examiners of  candidates for admission as Dominion land surveyors.  The first of the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company's river steamers  for the northern service was launched recently from the companjT-'s  yard on False Creek. The Hamlin  is, like the other vessels, a stern-  wheeler, and destined as a freight  carrier of the Stickine River. She  is 145 feet in length, 30 feet beam  and has a depth of hold of four feet  six inches.  Telephone 21  a  r  e  n.  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $8,500,000.00     =      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =      Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Dorcester, N.B.  Frederieton, N.B.  Guysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  To preserve the health tlie medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Si read  is a necessity.   Take it and you will require no  other blood purifier.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Shubenacadie, N.S.  Summerside, P E.L  Sydney, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  ���  ���  A General  Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchange  Bought and Sold.     Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.  Accounts Received on the Most Favorable Terms. ^  $   Interest allowed  on special  deposits and  on  Savings   Bank accounts. ^  ��� t  ��� BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  : "f  # ��� ' ���  ! NANAIMO,   NELSON,  ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Qkanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C  ELS  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- f  t lished in connection with the Nelson branch of t  I this bank. >    f  I      Deposits of one dollar and -upwards received, I  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present |f  I 3 per cent per annum). $  9     ' ��~���"- ��� **9  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  ^  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch,     f  ^

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