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Array VOL.. I.  NELSON,  B.   C.,  WEDNESDAY,    APRIL 6,   1398.  NO.   39.  TcH E NELS  1ST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  C. Dell-Smith   P. J. O'Heillv ...    .Editor  ... . . .... . . . . ... .,,..-: MANAGKK  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 Op  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 those columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless article's.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  A special   meeting of the   Smith   Kootenay  Board   of Trade   was   called  for  last   Friday  evening, but What  the   particular   reason   for  calling it was no one present seemed to  be in  a position to explain.      About forty members  turned up in response to  the  call,   and   when  the minutes   of  the   preceding   meeting   had  been read and confirmed, and Mr.   Martin,   of  the Corbin  railway   system,   was   refused   an  opportunity of airing his eloquence on   behalf  of his corporation,   a motion  to   adjourn   was  moved b}^ Mayor Houston, and. it prevailed���  as if the meeting had been called   as   a   ist of  April joke.      There   was   practically   nothing  accomplished.     The president announced that  that Mr. Martin,  of the Nelson   & Fort  Sheppard Railway7, had apprized   him   of the   fact  that the company had consented to reduce the  rate  on    ores   from   Hall    Siding    to   Nelson  (eleven miles)   to   the   same   figure   at  which  they are at present carried- to   the   North port   j  smelter (fifty-three miles) namely gi   per ton,   j  the rate heretofore charged being $2.50.      To   j  explain-this wonderful display  cf  generosity   i  on the part of Mr. Corbin, there was a   fully-   |  charged orator in attendance,   who   was   pre-   j  pared to demonstrate the   philanthropic   pro-   j  pensities of che great D.   C.   and  inciclentally  iljtistrate    the    advantages   which    would   be  derived from the granting of  the charter   to  build into the   Boundary   Creek   country,   for  which the philanthropist was applying.      The   ',  board,   howeve.,   dropped   the  oratorical   extinguisher over the Cicero, and thereby hangs  a tale.      Mr. Croasdaile endeavored to have a   ;  resolution passed which would render it  com-   :  pulsory in calling meetings  of   the   board   to   ;  have the specific business to be  transacted set  forth on the face of the summons.     He failed,   j  however, to accomplish his object,  the   chair-   |  man; ruling that the motion was out of order.  After   considerable   discussion    it    transpired  that some out/of date-by-lav^- was   responsible,  for certain privileges claimed and exercised by  members of the board, and that before such   a  provision as that suggested could become operative, it would be necessary to amend the existing   -t^.-laws.       Mr.    Croasdaile's   resolution  was then  submitted as a-notice of motion and  as such was received.     The necessity for such  a.rule as that outlined   has   become   painfully  apparent.     Since the resuscitation or reorganization of the Board of Trade has been accomplished, several meeting's have been   held   for  which summonses had not   been duty  issued.  At one of these, recently held,   Mayor   Houston, who takes ? particular interest in Mr. Cor-  bin's welfare,   managed by ,'a majority of seven  to five, to secure the passage of a   motion   declaring-the Board of Trade   in   favor   of  the  Kettle River   Valley   Railway   charter.     The  extremes to which some of Mr.   Corbin's   enthusiasts will go, was illustrated on   that   occasion try the voting of some of his employes,  there for the purpose, no doubt.     On  the   occasion referred   to,   there   were   twelve   votes  cast :  the Board of Trade   has   a   membership  roll of seventy.     Yet it goes abroad  that   tho  South Kootenai' Board of Trade   adopted   the  Corbin   railway   scheme,   whereas   in   reality  there were only seven members of it who were  rash enough to put themselves   en   .record   as  opposed to the best interests of Nelson.     Had  it been generally known  that   such   a  motion  was to be submitted, or that there was to be a  meetinsr of the board   on   the   date   'that  this  snao resolution was carried, there would have  been a large attendance of independent   members, who .would have voted down such a petition as that  presented.     The   Corbin   charter   !  will divert the trade from Nelson and Canada   |  to the United States.     It is to   be   hoped   that   j  these snao-shot effects will be avoided by   the   !  t -  adoption of Mr. Croasdaile's proposed amend- j  ment to the code of the South Kootenay Board |  of Trade. !  The Kettle River Valley Railway charter  has passed the railway committee at Ottawa  despite the protestations of the Provincial Legislature, the positive undertaking on the part  of the Canadian Pacific Railwa}* Co. that they  would build into the Boundary country at  once, and the very general expression of public opinion in this province agr.inst the Corbin  scheme. However, the terms of the charter  have been considerably altered, the significant proviso being inserted that the Governor-  General-in-Council shall have power to fi^: the  tolls on ore.     Mr. Corbiu  was   also   given   to  , understand that should he carry out what was  unquestionably his original intention and bring  the ores of that district to American   smelters,  an export   duty   would  be   put   on.     This  is  making the best of a bad bargain,   and   it   remains to be seen   how   the   arrangement   will  '���work.-.-.- It is somewhat   consoiatary   to   think  that in granting a charter to   a   foreign   company in preference to a home institution, some  attempt has   been   made   to   preserve   for   the  country that trade which of right   belongs   to  us.     There is, however,   something   radically  wrong about the   present   system    of   dealing  withrailway charters.     One would   naturally  think /that   the   provincial   legislature   would  know more as to the wants and  wishes of  the  province than a -committee   of  gentlemen   sitting at Ottawa, but one of whom is able to say  that he. visited the district for which they were  practically legislating.     A  little-more   of the  . home-rule principle would be advantageous to  British Columbia.     If  matters   of  such   vhal  moment to this province   as   her  railway  system are to.be decided at Ottawa in distinct opposition to the local legislature, then the   usefulness of that body is diminished.     It   is   not  a matter of very great difficulty in   a   country  such as this, where the American element is so  largety represented���predominating   in   some  districts���to work up an agitation in  favor   of  an American undertaking,   but. that such   an  agitation should carrv force at   the   Canadian  capital, is a circumstance which it is   hard   to  satisfactorily explain to   the   ordinary   British  subject iu   this   fair   dominion.     Air.    Corbin,  however, is not likely to have  it  all   his   own  way in the Boundary country, as   the   C.P.R.  will very probably tap that district   and   compete successfully for its trade.  And while on the subject of railways it may  be well to call attention to   the   {'act   that   the  Senate have thrown out  the   Yukon   Railway  Bill.     It will be remembered that a few weeks  before  the opening   of the   Dominion    Legislature    very   substantial     inducements    were  given to MacKenzie  & Mann, contractors,   to  build an all Canadian line  of   railway   to   the  gold fields of   the   far   north,    known   as   the  Stickeen-Teslin-Lake route.     Why these   immense concessions were made on the eve of the  opening of parliament can be more easily surmised than explained, but as mignt have been  expected the action of the   Minister   of   Railways wis severely ee insured.     S mie five   million acres of mineral ground and practical control of the traffic of a region into   which   it   is  computed 100,000 people will  fleck this   vet r  awna^MMmiMBW^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  alone, is liberality   personified. -The   favored  contractors, as shrewd business men,   at   once  ^proceeded with their operations,   entering into  arrangements for, the supply of material, chartering special steamers for   the   conveyance   of  workmen;'and otherwise demonstrating   their  appreciation    of   the    terms   conceded   them.  While the members of the   Dominion Legislature were -hotly, fighting the  liberality   of/the  contract, the contractors were coolly   proceeding with their work, and now that  they have  been stopped they do not appear   to   be   much  worried   over   the/fact.      They   have   had   a  merry dance and the country will have to, pay  the piper.     Messrs. MacKenzie &,Mann   will  b- claiming.'a.nythiiig from   $4,000   to   $8,000  per day "for expenses legitimately incurred leathern, and what their  other   little   incidentals  will amount to will probably be an eye-opener.  If they have, as is claimed, entered   into  contracts for the supply of the necessary material  for construction, it will be   necessary   to   take  it over or engage   in   a  legal   fight  with   the  m mil fact urers, who   will   have   made   special  preparation for the fulfilment of the   large   orders.     The muddle is a serious   one.       It will  be interesting to watch how our statesmen (?)  will get out of it.   Of one thing we may be cer-  tain���Messrs.    MacKenzie & Mann will come  out on top.  In the budget debate in the local legislature  our own Mr. Hume moved, introducing tie  customary number of whereases, that " the  o-overnment has forfeited all claim to the con-  fidence of the house and countr}'." Unfortunately for Mr. Hume, he could only get a  dozen members of " the party " to share in his  views on this important subject, even including the .Hon. D. W. Higgius and Mr. Kellie.  A baker's dozen ! Eighteen gcod men aid  true declared their full confidence in the government, and in so doing they voiced the sentiments of the country, as will be shown when  the people are afforded the opportunity of expressing themselves at the poks.  The Boundary Creek Times, on Opposition  paper, thinks if David William Higgins can  manage to keep out of " deals" he may some  day become a Cabinet minister. This should be  sufficient incentive to the Hon D. W. to " play  his cards" on a new system.���Nation.  The president of tlie Rossland Board of  Trade offers three cash prizes for essays on  the subject : " How may the smelting industry of British Columbia be most beneficially  built up[iu Canada without prejudicially affecting the interests of the mine owners." In  calling attention, to . the offer the Rossland  Times says : " The smelting of British Columbia gold and silver ores is a subject that  will take a very prominent position amongst  the public questions that will have to be decided in the near future. To reap the full  benefit of the vast mineral deposits which  underlie Trail Creek and numerous other districts in the West and East Kootenay, the ore  must be smelted in the province. The system  of shipping Kootenay ores to foreign   smelters  which at present obtains, is unfair to the district, the province and to the Dominion at  large. The mere digging out ores from Canadian soil and carrying them to another country to be. treated amounts to nothing more nor  less than robbery, and such a S3^stem would  not be tolerated in the United States five minutes." --  Whatever else the thousands of people flocking into the .-Yii'kbii. conn-try- may be short of, it  appears they will have y plenty of whiskey.  Recent returns show that permits have - been  issued by the Territorial Government, since  January ist, as follows: Alaska commercial  Company, .4,137 gallons whiskey/ 2,000 gallons ale and porter; Binet Bros., 6000 gallons  whiskey; F. M. O'Brien, 2000 gallons : North  American Trans. Co., -quantity not given;  Wrii. Chambers, 1,000 gallons ;-Sullivan, Mc-.  Leod & McPhie, 500 gallons; D. Menzies, 500  aud several other smaller lots. - There is a  story told of a couple of men who contrived to  get in a few gallons of the vile stuff, only to  find that there was not much money in it.  A fellow traveler, who had half a dozen onions  in his pack realized more on them than his  friends did on their whiskey'--" Whiskey is  plentiful, but onions are scarce in  the Yukon.  Our friends up at Rossland have notions as  hio-'h as.the altitules on which they live of  their own importance.6 Rossland is no longer  a place in British Columbia,'but British Columbia is a.i outlying district of Rossl-nid.  Rosslanders are a wonderful people. The}'  lay claim to everything bat the direct route to  the Klondyke, and the. jeason they dont lay  claim to this is, because Rcsslaud is richer  than the Klondyke ever was or ever will be.  Thev did not of course get the land registry  office from Nelson, although they had the best  a::d most extensive lauds to register, are centrally situated, and enjoy advantages which  no other city under the cauop}' of heaven possesses. Under these circumstances it is iuex-  plicibie that when the route of tlie Crow's  Nest Pass railway was being surveyed Rossland was not made a chief station. Rossland!  Who would have thought that positively ccm-  netent ensi^eers could possibly have made  such a blunder? Yet such is the lamentable  fact. Instead of bringing the lire frcni the  foot of Kootenay lake, up Summit creek ever  the divide through a low pass to the headwaters of Sheep creek to the Salmon river,  crossing it at Rock Island, then to the Trail  smelter, connecting with the Robson & Pen-  ticton railway, they absolutely brought it  round by Nelson ! But the Rossland Board of  Trade, aided by their brethren in Trail, discovered this huge mistake and hastened to apprize Vice-President O'Shaughness}- o^ the  discovery. " The joint boards therefore urge  and request," we are quoting the resolution,  " the Canadian Pacific railway to make the  necessary surveys to ascertain the feasibility  of this route, and if found to be such, that it  adopt it as a part of the Crow's Nest Pass railway, and we pledge the Canadian Pacific railway any assistance in every way in our power  to obtain the required legislation to sanction  such a change/if such is necessary. " We do  not give this as a fair sample of Rossland English composition, but merely to give some idea  of what they mean to convey.' The last words  of the resolution are no doubt inserted by way  of 'modesty���'-'-If such is found necessary."  What ?���the assistance or the change ? If  such were found necessary/it >vould have been  done at the time of mapping out the route ;  but it was not thought necessary nor- will it  now. The Crow's Nest Pass railway- will  come into Nelson, as originally intended, and  the united boards will not be called'upon to  render " a'113'- assistance in every/, way'.-"  While the united boards are in harmony  would it not be well to make some arrangements to have, the Trail creek dredged and  deepened so that steamboats 6f H^a'vy"���1iT-aff  might be enabled to tie up at Rossland ? Then  they might agitate for a dry- dock ahd.-a.dd  ship building to their other industries.  The Provincial Government are ..-fully alive  to the imoortance of an overland route to the  Yukon, and Premier Turner has given the  assurance that provision will be made in the  supplementary estimates for improving the  road between Quesnelle and Glenora, ��� in addition to the appropriation���-''already announced  for the. year commencing next July. No  doubt the overland route will become very  popular, and it is pleasing to note that the  p-overnment are determined to put it in order.  T.he establishment of a mint to coin the  great staple product of British Columbia is a  consummation devoutly to be wished., says the  Nation. "The present lieiiter.snt-gc ven cr  of British Columbia, while a senator, brought  the question before the senate, and succeeded  in arousing considerable interest in the matter,  but further than this nothing has been done.  It appears to us that the time is now ripe to  bring the matter forward again, and we hope  our representatives at Ottawa will not Jose  sieht of the fact that the inhabitants of British  Columbia are more concerned in the establishment of a mint than in almost anything else  effecting the interests of the province. As to  where such a mint should be located, common -  sense would at once decide upon either a  banking centre or a place convenient to the  mines. The opinion is prevalenet that either  Victoria, Vancouver cr Nelson offer all the  conveniences required for n mint, although  there are one or two other points that could  put forward verw strong claims. No matter  where it ma}'- be located, one thing is certain,  that i-:s early establishment is an absolute  necessity of prevailing conditions. "  The U.S. according to the Mining and Scientific Press, pays for gold at the rate of $20.67  per ounce fine, or $18.60 per ounce standard  (.9 fine.) There is no charge for coining  o-old. When the bullion deposited is not suitable for coinage, and requires parting and refining, charges are made for these operations  equal to the expense incurred in eliminating  the base metals and parting the gold from  the THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  silver when the two metals are' combined. >  There is also a charge of 2 cents per ounce for  copper required for alloy. Upon gold bullion  of -'standard .fineness���that is, containing .9  gold and .. 1. cop per���no charge whatever is  imposed. The depositor of gold bullion is  allowed 100 cents for every 23.22 grains Troy  of p.ire gold his deposit may contain.  There was   another   little,   tiff  in   the   City  Council on Monday afternoon over the awarding of the contract for   the grading of   Water  street to Messrs. Noel &  Thomson.     It   will  be remembered that last   week "when   tenders  for the work were opened, that the firm 'men-3  . tioiied was the lowest, but objection was raised  to them on the ground that the3r w7ere, accused  of compelling their men to beard at a   certain  hotel and receiving a rake-off from the   hotel-'  keeper in c nstderation of securing   boarders.  The subject wras adjourned with   the   avowed  object of investigating the charges/but as   11��  ifefintte arrangements were made for the holding of the investigation, no investigation   was  held.     When the matter   was   again   brought  up 01 Monday the contract was given to Noel  & Thomson  by the casting vote of the Mayor.  However, provision has been made for the employes receiving the stipulated rate   of wages  ���$2.50 per day. ���   Progress certificates are   issued fortnightly, and it is provided that   with  the certificates the contractors will tender their  piy    roll   for   the   period   covered,    and   that  cheques will be issued to   the   workmen   from  the city clerk's office.     If  the   workmen   will  make any side arrangement by which they refund any portion of their pay, they   will   have  no person to blame but themselves.     Men who  are placed in a position to help themselves and  do not avail themselves of it, are   not   deserving of anv assistance whatever.  The British American Corporation have  secured the services of D. J. McDonald, provincial mine inspector, who succeeded W. A.  Carlyle some few months ago. Would it not  be more convenient and more satisfactory if  the corporation would allow the provincial  eovernment to select all its officers, and then  appoint a mineralogist who would be allowed  to act for the province ? The British American syndicate first bought over Mr. Carlyle,  and now they take Mr. McDonald. They  will in all probability require a couple cf  other useful men and before the government  makes another selection it would simplify  matters if the syndicate's staff be first completed, or that the next mineralogist that is  appointed be engaged by the year.  that such a change should be made,'....arid   that  the city should  assume   the   responsibility  of  educating her children.     Such a responsibility  is calculated to arouse a more livety interest in  matters  educational.      With ., the   rapidly   increasing attendance,   it .will   be   necessary   to  provide more school room   and   increase   the  staff of teachers, and their salaries, which   are  out of all proportion   to -the   qualifications   of  those ensrasred in the work.     With   the   funds  at   their    disposal   the   trustees   have   accom/  plished a great deal   in   the   past,   and   when  their    powers   are   enlarged���when   they   are  placed in   a   position   to   command   any   sum  which they may consider necessary for school  piirpos.es ���they may be relied upon to exercise.,  that strict economy  which   has   characterized  them in the past.  The annual eeneral meeting, of the South  Kootenay Board of/Trade will be held on  Tuesday evening next, the 1.2th inst, the chief  business being the election of president and  council for the ensuing year and an amendment to the by-law's, whi^h provides that when  meetings are called the s oeeial business to be  transacted .will be sat out on the face of the  summons. Since the rescuscitation of the  board some era pie of months ago, a great deal  of interest has been manifested in the organization, and it is pleasing to note that in ��� more .  instances than one it has made its influence  felt with a-dvantaire to Nelson and district. It  was through the efforts put forth on the part  of the board the Nelson & Fort Sheppard rail-  w  av coffloanv has   been   obliged   to   cease  its  discrimination against the local smelter by reducing its rates from $2.50 to $1 per ton. The  board now numbers seventy members, aud is  composed of the best business men in the city.  In the hands of such me.i it is safe to assume  that the interests of Nelson will receive close  attention. The business of the annual general meeting is important, as it is essenthT  that full}- qualified men be selected as office  bearers for the ensuing-year���which from all  appearances will be a memorable one in the.  histor:v of Nelson. A full attendance is desirable.  Increased school accommodation is urgently  needed in Nelson.     Realizing this fact provision has been made in the estimates  submitted  to the Provincial Legislature, for an expenditure of $4,000, but this sum. is held to   be   inadequate.    The Legislature will be   asked   to  increase it to $6,000, and   to   make   Nelson  a  city school district.     The request  will   emanate from the City Council, and will be backed  up by the Board of  School  Trustees   and   no  doubt by the Board of Trade also.     It is  time  Despite the most strenuous and unwarranted  obstruction on the part of the Opposition, the  provincial government have succeeded in  getting the estimates before the house and  countr\\ A perusal of the figures submitted  bears gratifying evidence of -progress- and  prosperity all round. The estimated revenue  is given as $1,453,389, and the expenditure is  put down at $1,992,609, leaving a deficit of  but $539,220. This is a very creditable showing, considering all that has been accomplished and all that is contemplated aud provided for. It is an easy matter to find such  fault as the Opposition press takes delight in  ventilating. The government is censured for  extravagance, but those who make the charge  would be the loudest in their protestations  and denunciations were their respective districts overlooked in any particular. We, in  Nelson, however, have no grounds for coin-  plaint.     Of course we, in   common with every  A Roval Seal after dinner is a luxury.  other district in the province,   w7Guld   like to  see   more  liberal   grants made,    but    vve   are  reasonable enough to know that it is not   the  will but the-'way. which.-' prevents the   government, from dealing more  generously  with   us.  The admiring parents '-who declared that their  ingenious hopeful had   " made  a fiddle out of  his own head," did not mean to imply that he  had not had the other  essentials   to   the   construction of the  instrument /but the   opposition howlers seem to expect   the   Minister   of  Finance to be possessed of some  magic wand,  the touch of'which will  turn  everything   into  gold.      We   have   secured   the  land   registry  office and $2,880 to'run it for .".tlie.year ;  $4000  for the public school,-$1000 towards   improving the wharf,   $4000 for an   addition   to   the  courthouse, $3,000 towards hospital  maintenance besides the amounts necessary to pay the  government    officials.      East   Kootenay.  gets  $24,000 for public-.works, as against $15,009  last  year,   and  West   Kootenay   $68,000,   or  $32,000 over the   allowance   of   the   previous  twelve months for like  purposes.       The   estimates bear the undeniable stamp of the   financier and statesmen,   and   are   accepted   by  all  competent and impartial   men   as   thoroughly  satisfactory.  The Spokane Eveni 11 g Chron ic 1 e in speaking  of the Corbin charter, Favorably reported on  by the rail vay committee, sa3's : " When the  news was received in Spokane toda}^ there was  great rejoicing among our merchants. Tie  merchants of Spokane are delighted, and say  it is the best piece of good fortune Spokane  has had for 3-^ears, as the construction of the  line wiT e;ive them, a new territory for their  business, which territo^ must be in S3rmpathy  with Spokane..'' The merchants of Spokane  hrive eveiw reason to rejoice, but these of B.C.  cannot : the3' well understand that if.the Corbin road gets into the BoundaiT country the  trade of the district will go to America.  " To be or not to be ?  That is the question, "  which is now agitating the public mind.    Will  there be war between   the United   States and  Spain ?    It looks as if Uncle Sam will declare  the independence of Cuba, in Spite of any pretest which Spain may make,   and that he will  insist upon being substantially indemnified for  the loss of the Maine.     The American people,  urged on by the American   press,   are  clamoring for war, while the president and his counselors, who appear to fully realize   the terrible  consequences, are using all   their  tact to hold  in   check   the   public   sentiment.        European  mediation is not likely to prevail in the present  state of temper, and unless Spain 3'ields to the  terms submitted, war seems inevitable.       The  latest dispatches from Washington   state   that  the president is expected to deliver himself on  the subject to-day (Wednesday)  ar tomorrow,  and pending this   the  excitement   is   intense.  Spain  bii   1 A. -.ip3iir t:> 02 iu a very concilia-  toiw mood, so that if  the   dreaded   conflict is  averted, it will be little short   of   miraculous.  There is very   little sympathy   felt   for Spain,  and few would undertake the difficult task of  attempting to justity   her   murder   polic3' in  Cuba.  i   ^^ ^^ ______ .__. ,**/.f. THE^NELSON ECONOMIST  HEARTS  AT SEA  When Mrs. Georgie Holden lifted her laces  arid red morocco heels across the gangwa3/of  cheR. M.S. Lidy of Lorraine, she was possessed strongly of the feeling that something  must happen soon. :-, She had felt the same  prophetic touch before in very many ways, but  to-day it bubbled to the phenomenal. " Such  a presentiment, my dear," she remarked to  her companion, " that it came in with a buzz,  and stays in nay head like a neuralgia. "  For nine months in twelve Mrs. Holden  held all but every right of married life, wid-  o wdom and maidenhood. As she herself expressed the situation, /. it is charming to think  and feel like a widow and all the time '.your  husband to be living and in Africa." Her  philosophy might be summarized in three  phrases���that nothing lasts long, that nothing  matters much and that it will be all the same  one hundred years hence.  There was a husband in the case. Possessed of devils of unrest he. was exploring  the Kongo with a camera, joining his wife at  Tenerife for the "round the world" trip.  Jack Holden's sister said that he married  Georgia for her e3res, which were violet, and  blue and nine other colors as the lights caught  them. But no man has 3^et denied they were  worth the marrying..  Well the ship left her berth in dock. Mrs.  Georgie slept and the presentiment flourished  as the ba3' tree. So that when the breakfast  gong and the ship was heading down the  channel she at the companion met and touched  eA'es as it were, with a man. on the same burnished stair, she drew in her toes and said  half aloud, "I felt so sure it would be."  " We've met in���in���another place?" he  asked gravely. "Oh, dear, no! I'm sure we  never have," she said decidedty', and swept  past him into the s loon. But���so it happened��� they were cast to the captain's table  aud allotted consecutive seats. This was the  beginning of things.  Now, flirtation in towns is, on one or other  side, not above the constraining touch of diplomacy. But on a ship (when the husband is  a fortnight ahead) circumstances are sadty  plastic and manageable. There flirtor and  flirtee meet at all meals���and in between.  " Let's forget all about consequences and  husbands and all horrid things," she said once  as iu a white fluffy muslin thing she sat by  the wheel box. " 'Tis the divine right of  queens," he answered lightly.  Following a night across a card table she in  cross meaning arraigned him for parsimony in  parting with his hearts. So in the small  hours he with an industrious penknife extracted all the hearts from the pack. Heaping them into an envelope, he sent them to  the lady, quilling on a visiting card the pretty  paraphrase, " Take all thy   hearts,   my   love,  oh, take them all !"  * * * * * *  At Santa Cruz Holden came on board, and  his  wife   was   gala   gowned   and    delighted.  The Royal Seal   is   manufactured   by   the   Kootenay .Cigar  Company of Nelson. B. C.  j   They ate,   drank   and   were   glad   until   they  j   touched the tropic  of Capricorn.       Then   his  j   wife got a fever,   a common,   couch-for-a-fort-  j   night sort of thing, and full Of sighs and_fury,,-  Was instantly quarantined to  the ship's   hospital .      Mathew,   the  man,  was nervous and  sent messages,  but the   husband   sat   by   her  side for many hours, brought her  contraband  chocolates and read'  her   light   verse Tn   the  language of France.        On   the third da3^ she  sat up a little and was merry.   /  It was Siinda3^ and bedtime brought banishment for Hol.den, and he came on deck. .'-They-  were'crossing the line.  For seven days in the   tropics   most   of the  men sleep on the upper deck,   the   woman   in  the   drawing   rooms.        Plolystoned   and   ash  white in the moonlight, there   was   something-  eerie  about   this   camp   of  silent   forms   that  shudderingty he picked his way to the taffrail,  bent his shoulders and wondered at the waters.  There was a cry from below, and he saw the  black shadow of a man drop from the side like  a bag of sand, plunge and   disappear.       On it  floated in the wash���on toward the screw/  In  the instant, with tight hands,   Holden leaped  . the rail and fell struggling into the water. Mc-  Whirter was officer on the bridge.     He heard  the dip of the falling bodies,   and the   instinct  of the sailor told him the cause.     Springing to  the telegram, he jammed the handle to " Stop  her," then dead across to " Full speed astern.''  Alone the ship sounded the pipe of  the   boat-  swain's whistle,   and the quick call of " Man  overboard."  Ou poop and fore peak the watch  caught the. cry, and the frightened passengers,  alert from sleep, whispered and turned strained  eyes to the sea.  There was a hurrying to and fro. " bower  the Ao- " roared McWairter. The boat was  lifted from the clocks, the men let go the trig-  o-er, she swung out on her davits and, with  ropes long j-^wed in the s:rain, dropped like a  skimming gull on the oily  water.  Holden, holding the. man by the arm pits,  had spent his strength wnen the boat reached  them, and they were dragged dripping across  the gunwale. Plying oars brought them to  the ship's side. Afterward ou the deck the  doctor demonstrated the Sylvester method of  resuscitation. The rescued was promptly appreciative and sat up, calling for whiskey, but  three hours the\r worked on che obdurate  rescuer until at the flood some show of life  returned. Although the adventure was entered in the logbook a " regrettable accident,"  it was in truth nothing of the sort. It was  the result ofth.it mil impulse, familiar phenomenon to every sea captain, when the sight  of bli'-'.c water of a sudde 1 stirs the blood to a  leap  On the morning that followed Holden sat up  in his berth. Ineff ibly weak with that prostrate dropping weakness that comes of a bad  time in the water, he fell back at last and slept.  Later a deputation, comprising the second officer, the surgeon and three picked passengers,  waited on him. "Mr. Holden," said the  doctor, " we are elected by the ship, which  asks the honor of 3rour compan3r at dinner to-  nio-'ht.       Wre wish to drink your   health,   sir,  and, if a^ou are well enough, have you drink  3rour own."  He looked down and thanked them, said  that, though he didn't quite care about the  business, he'd be ainazingty pleased to show  up;  On the average of three in half an hour he  exchanged pencilled notes with his wife.c Then  the pencil broke down, and he climbed from  his berth to find another. There are maiw  bad places to find pencils, but a lad3^'s chatelaine is one of the worst. His wife's was an  arrangement of steel and oxidized silver, and  from it he unhooked a dainty prong which  after much labor might make holes. Then,  trying to unhang it, the whole affair dropped  from his fingers on to the boards. An envelope slipped from the needle pocket, scattering  a shower of tiny red hearts, and uppermost in  the centre la3r a gentleman's visiting card. On  the front was a line of verse, on the back an  original idea for an appointment. It was engraved  " Reginald Mathew " and was signed  He poised the card for a time, wondering ;  then a cold wind came into him, and he understood.  >��  Like the first night at a theatre or the moment in church before the bride blushes down  the isle, there was something living, electric,  contagions in the atmosphere that evening.  Hrs. Georgie, had she been will enough to  dress and dine, would have likened the sensation to "sitting between two worlds before a  thunderstorm." Admittedty one ship's dinner is vei-3- like another. Still to-da3' there  was a touch of the special.  No one sta3red   on deck   till   the joint that  evening: and at 8 o'clock, when the lights were  switched on and Holden, very weak and white  walked to his seat on the captain's right, there  was a rattling of sparkling glass, and from the  women's eyes little bright shots of admiration..  For the hour he was unquestioned hero, albeit  a grave enough type of the heroic. Mathew  sat opposite to him, trying to catch his e3^e, but  shy of making a scene.  With a hand on each lapel the doctor, dapper and rotund, stood at his ease to talk.  The3' were proud, he said, among other things,  to earn' Mr. Holden in the ship ; proud to  think that, whether in a Netherlands' hooker  orH.M.S. Birkenhead���a3'e, in aii3r floating  craft, from a grand hotel to a tattered little  north sea tramp���there were still men, large  hearted and strong limbed, read3^ at call to  offer their lives in another's service.  Then the captain, lifting glass to the level  of the lights, called out cheers for Holden, and  a wheez}', salted piano drummed hoarsety  rearward, and the men on the watch wondered  why the saloon dinner was run mad.  Lifting himself to his feet, Holden stood with  ~* <A> J  an effort. "I have only to sa3T," he said  quickty, " That rather than have saved this  man's life I would have given upnryown own.  Yet I am glad to pull round to call him here  a blackguard, a cur aud"��� He lifted his glass  and, stem to finger, flung the burgund3r full  tilt in the man's face.  Oddty enough, the next morning, Mathew,  too, fell" sick, and kept his cabin till the steamer  hove to at Cape Town, w7hen he went ashore.  And Mrs. Georgie ? Well, Holden loved  her for her e3~es.  Trout Flies at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, April 4.  Deer L^RRY���That run-away match that I  was telling ye about last week   is working out  all noight.       The frends an' relashuns of the  bride made up a subscription, an' gav it to the  chap for the money she was suppost to hav, an'  that settled it.     Mone3^, Tim, is the root ov all  evil ;  Billy Shakespeer calls it filty lucre,   the  Yankees calls   it the immortal   dollar,   some  stoyles it fortune an'  others misfortune ; more  'ill tell ye that its a necessaw   evil,   an' some  liowld that its a blessing in disguize.       Now,  meselfdosen't agree with any ov thim entoirety.  Mp.ney, to myimoih'.d,-   is a very good thing to  have an' a very bad thing to be widout.     If 3~e  handle it properly, its a very convanient mains  of exchange, according to what ye"biiy, but the  worst thing a woman can buyr wid money is a  man, an' visa versa, as we say in   the classics.  Things  have  changed since   Mr. Shakspeer's  toime,  for what was then filty lucre an' dros��-  is now very scarce and valuable. /  As I was telling ye,   Bilty  Herring had his  birthday last week, an' all the bo3'S helpt him  to selebrate.    Just three score years ago, Billy  was telling us, he brought joy to  the Herring  famity in the sunny south of California.      His  Uncle Tneopolius willed him some money, an'  that's wdiy the3/cadled him \yilliam.       There  was a whole shoal of Herrings in that part ov  the countr3', but Billy   is the only   mimber of  the family that's   now   away from  salt water.  '' They used to tell me," says Billy,    "that I  couldn't live away from the brine3r ocean,   but  I tell ye that a   Herring   can  live  an'   thrive  anywhere," says he.   " Ye wouldn't think it,"  says Bilty, "but  I  was  the   purtiest child in  all California���even   me   own   peeple gave in  that I was, an' the poet ov the county in thim  days���a gintleman that could   howld a candle  to  Larry Finn any day  in the week���made a  verse upon meself when he behowlded me;  Sweet little cherub, blue are thine eyes,  Soft, calm and azure as heaven's own skies,  Voice pure, angelic, as if from above  Music was wafted and freighted with love.  Dear little cherub, peace unto thee,  Bright be thy future, rich destiny.  Wheresoe'cr Herring do not abound  There, little dear one, mayst thou be found.  1 <   >T\  Twas them last two lines," says Bilty/  " that made me roam about as much as I did.  I was the first Herring in Cariboo in.the'earty  da\-s, before they knew the taste offish, an'  I'm the onty Herring in Nelson." Then we  all drank to the helth of the great an' only  Herring, an' hoped he'd live to be as owld as a  mountain.  Friday was All Fools Da3~ here, Tim, an' we  had. a power ov fun. We had won chap going  round town wid "Boordan' Lodging to Let  at nry Shack," pinned to his back. Porcupine  Billy had an owld hat pinned to him, an' when  anybody 'd tell him that there was something  behoind, Billy 'd say " Ye cant fool me," an'  on he'd go. Then they tried to put up a job  on a lot of the bo3^s be telling thim that it was  Billy Herring's-birthda}/ an' that Hilly was  entertaining. They wor rowling up sq> fast to  Billy's quarters that he had to go out, and put  up a notice,   " Yisterda>r was the event.       All  Fishing tackle at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  I   over to-day.     Nothing left."       They'tried to  put up a joak upon meself too,   be sending all  / clargy in town after me, be the wa3^ I wras ded  i   sick, but it wouldn't w*ork.       Tliere was won  chap that-was-sent a card to' attend a niilline^  opening.     He got a clain shave, Tim, ah'  put  on his Sunda3^go-to-meeting clothes, but as he  had to wait his turn in; the barber's   shop an'  wait for the smell ov   the cloves to get off his  breth, itwas   p.urty   late when he   got   down.  The doorevvas closed,  "but he thought   it was  part ov the openiug performance to nock,   an'  he nocked:     Out comes a beautiful young-mil-.-  ; liner an' axes him in, an' there he found mis-  self wid the youiigwoman and all the sweetest  ��� Sowers ov spring or any', other saison. ' There  Y was another yung woman   in the   back room,  but from the won squint he got at-her, he seen  : that she was dressed all in   white.       Anywa3/  she didn't appear on the scene,  an' as soon as  1 the other lady' towld him all about the flowers,  the shapes, "the shades,   the fashions,  an' confused him wid  foulards,   gauses,   mousselines  batistes,    ale neon,   valenciennes,    chantillies,  malines, entre-deux of bcuillonnes, an' all the  purty .things that go to make up a spring hat,  she let him go.  But talking of millinery openings, Tim, I  must take in a few of thitlimeself. I'll trjr to  get a married man to ccme-wid me, but I' m  towld the3r have some quare objexion to the  ver3r mension ov'a spring- bonnet.  I had another letter from Con Case\r at the.  Klo3^d37ke, an' he tells me that lie's now7 as  '��� $nug as a rug in a bug in winter quarters. Its  85-below frezo, Con tells me, an' fuel isskarse,  so that they spend most of the toime in bed.  Its soccowld lip there that they'-.sleep-wid all  their clothes on, an' more if the\- can get thim.  Coii tells me that there's little use for knives  or forks up there ; axes an' can-openers are  what ye want, for neerty all their grub is canned stuff, an' whe'n the opener wont work the  ax will. Besoides tis wid the ax they cuts,  their pork or a mouthful ov water when the\r  want it.- Tis a foine place, he tells me, to sele-  brate'/All Fools' Da3r, for there's more fools to  the square inch at the Klondyke than in any  other part of the'world.  Easter Suada}-is  coming round,   Tim,   an',  brinjriutr the beautiful foine wether wid it.  Did 3'e evir heer tell of the beautiful park  we hav in Nelson, Tim,, or see a pictur ov it ?  Tis a buty, an' where natur left off her work  art an' the town council stepped in an' com-  plaited the job. We've a baud stand an' a  grand stand there, an' 3-e can get to the place  either over or under the Hall Street toboggan  slide or round loe our beautiful burial ground.  The}- dont put any gravel on the walks to stop !  the growth ov the daisies, an' 3-e might sthroll ]  through the grounds from dawn to dark an'  nevir see the sign, " Keep off the grass," that  they put up in other parks. We dont let any  cattle graize ou our park, an' the man that 'id  pull a twig from won ov the shade trees���well  he'd be Doyled alias Sullivaned. Tis only  wid a poetic license, Tim, that ye could do  justis to the buty ov the place, an' as the muse  isn't wid me tonoight, I'll hare to laive it tin-  till  next week. Ukky Finn.  quack; quack, quack.  The reader of the   average newspaper   now  a-days is more apt to indulge in profanity than  he of  any other period in the .'..history of the  press.       Asan ordina^,   eyery-da3r reader I  must plead guilty to at least a ve^ strong tendency to the use of expletives as I take up my  morning   paper in the fond   hope   of  finding  therein something interesting and news}'.     A  large dis pla3^ed heading of anywhere from four  to eight lines catches my e3"e in the most prominent position in the sheet.     It announces a  "' Wonderful .Discovery," a , " Miracalous Es-'  cape,"  a ��� 'A whole Family Rescued from the  Jaws of Death, "or something equally   sensational.;       It looks such a heading as is ordin-  arity given to   occurrences of moment,   and I  proceed to read what   at first   appears  to be a  ver3^ interesting article.       Later on, however,  I find to my disgust that I have been wasting <  1113' time in the perusal of some   quack advertisement, that a column or two   has   been devoted to, extolling the virtues of  a particular  pill  which,   according   to the   manufacturers  thereof, acts directly on the liver,  the, kidney,  the blood, the brain or an}- other   department  of the, human anatomy which ma3T be assailed.  In nine cases out of ten     trial package of the  wonderful discover   wrili be sent   '.'. free ''. on  receipt   of    one. dollar    or   so���just   a   mere  trifle to illustrate the duplicity of the sufferer.  It is but reasonable to   assume that these advertisements   are   paid for   at a   high   figure,  judging from the prominence given   to them,  and that the advertiser   can afford   to pa3r the  price is proof positive that there   must be immense profits in the sale of the articles   and a  proportionatety large number of dupes.     Onty  the other da>' an experience such as I speak of  was mine, a't.ia the thought suggested  itself to  me that if these goods do not   possess, the virtues   claimed   for   them   the   public   is   being  openly defrauded.     "Warranted   to cure,"  is  not at all an uncommon wind-up to the quack  advertisement, but whether it is   sheer shame  of exposing one's simplicity that the breach of  this warranty is not assailed,   or that   it is not  legalty binding upon these issuing it,   I know  not.       The. idea that forces itself  upon  me is  this, that it being the duty-of the government  to protect the people, some steps   ought to be  taken to have these medicines, or compounds,  cr call them what 3*011   will,   analysed,   and if  the\- be not calculated,  to accomplish   what is  claimed for them, their sale   should be   prohi ���  bited.   The policy of the quack is to create, the  impression   that the medical profession   know  nothing of the cure of the ills t�� which flesh is  heir.        " Having tried nine   doctors,   and obtaining relief from none of them, I was at last  persuaded 03- a friend to 113-* one of your pills,  and since taking it all   S3'inptonis of 1113- longstanding trouble have vanished, audi am now  a new woman,"   or man,   as the case ma\* be.  Such is the  ordinal/.'   stereotyped   tcstin; ( nial  from some iiuagiuaiy sufleier.      It is a r< ticc-  able fact that duty qualified  medical   n en   do  not prescribe these cure-alls.     WI13- ?      There  ought to be a public explanation   en behalf A  the profession  :  silence  on   the   subject   gives  force to (.pickery's quacks. Ti.nto. TPIE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE CITY COUNCIL  ���Mayor. Houston presided at the weekly  meeting of the City Council on Monday afternoon. Aid. Gilker, Teetzel, Hillyer and Malone were also present.  The -Mayor reported having effected a settlement of the dispute between the Nelson Land  & Improvement Co. and the city as to right  of way for, waterworks���a sum of $50 to be  paid in settlement of all claims for trespass and  $150 for legal expenses incurred, also that all  matters now in dispute be referred to arbitration, the injunction to be dissolved, and the  money now in court to be paid over to the city.  On motion of Aid. Teetzel the settlement  was approved.  The Maylr said that the owners of the Phair  Hotel were building a retaining wall on Victoria Street, and if the city would bear half the  expense the}' would extend the wall along  Stanley street.  The offer was accepted.  The Mayor asked what was the wish of the  board as to the contract for the grading of  Water Street.  Aid; Teetzel : Who were the investigating  committee ?  Aid. Gilker : The Board of Works.  Aid. Malone denied   that this Was so,   and  moved that the contract be awarded to Noel &  Thomson, theirs being the lowest tender.  Aid. Hillyer moved in amendment that Nev\-  ling & Co be declared the contractors, and  said he would like to have seen the matter investigated.  Aid. Teetzel : I am informed that there are  two or three men prepared to come forward  and make oath that they were paid only $2  per day.  The Mayor said that he had inquired into  the case and found it as represented by Thomson .  Aid. Teetzel would like to see a sworn investigation before Magistrate Crease.  Aid?" Malone's motion carried, Aid Gilker  and the Mayor voting with him.  Aid. Hillyer said the Mayor dare not have  an investigation, as he knew it would prove  that the men w?ere robbed.  The Ma}ror indignantty denied the assertion.  Aid. Hiltyer accused the mayor of posing as  the friend of the working man,   and shielding  contractors who were robbing him.  The Ma3ror said he had alwa3rs paid the full  rate of wrages, and tried to uphold them.  After some further hard talk the matter  dropped.  The Mayor suggested that Hall street be  opened up from Baker to Carbonate street and  that the work be done b3r da3* labor.  Aid Teetzel (ironicalty) : Why not give it  to Noel & Thomson.  The Mayor replied that Noel & Thomson  got no contract except theirs   was   the   lowest  tender.  The suggestion was adopted.  The Mayor said that the building contractors were desirous that a license of $50 per annum should be charged them.     B}- this means  the3r hoped,to keep out the unfair competition  of irresponsible men, who come to town and  undertake work without am' guarantee that  the3r would ever finish it.  Aid. Teetzel thought this would be suggestive of monopoly.  The Ma3'or explained that, at the request  of the merchants, they had imposed a license  on travelling auctioneers. It was just as reasonable that the contractors should be protected as the merchants.  Aid. Hiltyer approved of the idea.  The Mayor pointed put that the}' could not  legally impose a $50 license as suggested, but  as it was necessary thai builders should have  the use of a portion of the road during construction , they might be charged $50 for the  permit.  Referred to public works committee.  The gas works charter which H. J. Evans  asked to have modified by the board, was sub~  mitted. The only important modification the  council made was to defer the right of purchase on the part of the city, for six years.  The salary of collector and water commissioner was fixed at $50. per month.  Aid. Malone advocated a rule by which all  water rates should be paid at the city hall 011  a given date in each month or quarter.  The Mayor thought the old arrangement  was best���have the city clerk act as collector,  and should he need assistance pay for it.  Aid.   Teetzel : That   arrangement   did  work well last year.  Aid.  Malone :  The  mistake   was   that  city clerk had no bonds.  The chief of the fire department sent in  monthly report, showing that there wrere three  alarms sounded during that period,   aud   giving a list of the stock on hand.  Aid. Hillyer suggested that the chief should  be called upon to enforce the fire by-law. The  other day there were three carloads of dynamite on the railway track to the danger of the  citv.  It was decided to ask the government to appropriate $6,000 for school purposes, and then  make Nelson a city school district.  The council were appointed a committee to  inspect the proposed cemetery site.  A number of accounts were passed and the  council adjourned.  BOARD OF TRADE.  not  the  his  A special meeting of the South Kootena}r  Board of Trade was held on Friday evening  last, in the new quarters of the beard over the  Bank of B.C. President Turner occupied the  chair and there wrere about forty members present. The following new members. wrere enrolled Messrs. C. R. Ford, J. Dover, J. R.  Rowley, A. W. Gray, A. H. Hill, C.Hillyer,  Geo. Keefer and J. Hirsch.  Secretary Thompson read a communication  from the Rossland Board of Trade, calling attention to the alleged injury being done the  country b}r the writings of the Nelson correspondent of the B.C. Mining Review, and asking the board to take action in the matter.  Wanted : loOOO men to smoke Royal Seal cigars.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  coramend.  liquors   which  they  can re-  .     Mr. Fletcher moved   that  the   communication be filed.  Ma3ror Houston seconded the motion,   adding that the writer of the letter was   evidently  as big a fool as the writer of the articles   complained of, otherwise he wTould not   call   upon  a board of trade to interfere in such matters.  The motion was adopted.  The Chairman announced that Mr.   Martin  of the N. & F. S. had informed  him   that   he  had made arrangements with Mr.   Croasdaile,  by which the freight rate an ores to   the   Nelson smelter would be reduced to   fi   per   ton,  from $2.50 as heretofore.     Mr. Martin was in  attendance and would explain the matter if it  were the wish of the board.     The   board had  jumped on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard   people, and now it might be as well to   hear   Mr.  Martin.  Mr. Fletcher: I thought we jumped on the  C.P.R. as well as the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway, and that this matter was settled With  the committee's report. If you are going to  have representatives of the railway companies  come up here, after the thing has been settled,  and open up the discussion again it .will never  end.     I dont see what good it can do. / ,y:���  Chairrnau : Mr. Martin says that the rate  has been reduced to $rper ton and that shows  that as a board of trade we have done some  good.  Mr Fletcher:We have expressed our opinion  and   they have  fallen in   with  it.       We have  attained our object,   and that ought to end it.  Mayor Houston : What are we here for anyway ?    I move that we adjourn.  Mr. Fletcher seconded the motion.  Mr. Croasdaile asked permission to move a  resolution before the board adjourned. It was  that three clear days notice be given of any  meeting to be held, and that the notice convening the meeting sets forth the business to  be transacted. Such a rule, he contended,  would facilitate business, by affording members an opportunity of considering matters to  be discussed.  Mr. Procter seconded the motion.  The Chairman ruled the motion out of order.  It should be one to amend the b3^-laws.  Mr. Croasdrile : Very well, let it go as a  motion to amend the by-lawr. I am anxious  that the members of the board should be notified of the business to come before them. For  what purpose is this meeting called ?  The chairman explained that he had requested the secretar}^ to call the meeting upon  the suggestion of several members of the  board.  Mr. Croasdaile complained that meetings  had been held of which no notice had been  given.  The Mayor .justified the holding of the  meetings alluded-to by saying that they were  simply adjournments from previous meetings.  Secretary Thompson explained that while  he was out of town meetings had been held  for the calling of which he was not responsible.  Mr. Croasdaile's resolution was handed in  as a notice of motion to amend the by-law, as  suggested, and the meeting adjourned to April  12, which will be the annual meeting.  G-- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL NEWS.  The annual meeting of the  Nelson Rowing   j  Club was heldlast night.   / ,,       1  The boating season has fairly set in a rid the   !  lake is every day .-studded with/small craft.  A meeting of the Nelson Lacrosse Club'is  called for to-night. It will be held in the  Hotel Hume.  Sunday7- next will be Easter -Sunday, , and  there will be special services 'in the 'several-  city churches. '���������'."��� .���.���,���''.  A small blaze at the C. P. R. ticket office  called out the fire brigade on Frida}T morning.  Their services, however, were not required.  .The   additions    and   improvements   to   the  Phair .Hotel ,are progressing .satisfactorily'/  A  .retaining;wail-is to be built, facing and siding  the hotel.  D..M: Crowleyhas sold out his large stock  of household,furniture, etc., to A. , W. Purdy  & Co., by whom the business will; be carried.  on in future., ���- - .... .'./,;.. ���  SewTer connections are -now being made  along the line of the mains, . and the streets  are in consequence in a bad condition���especially Baker street.  The TCobteViay Steam Laundr3r, which was  burned some: time ago, is again in full swing  with new machine^7. It is now. located near  the corner of Baker and  Hall streets.  Davis, the murderer of Dennis O'Connor,  continues to display the utmost indifference  as to his fate. Pie eats heartity and enjo3's  his pipe, and/still refuses to see a clergyman  of any denomination.  A meeting of those interested in the game  of cricket will be held this evening in the  office of Messrs McDonald & Brougham  when the report of the committee appointed  last week to   organize a cricket   club   will be  submitted.  Noel & Thomson have been awarded the  contract for the grading of Water street, wThich  when completed will be one of the most attractive thoroughfares in the city. The  street will run past the cemeter3~ to the city  limits at the Hume addition, and will have a  footpath extending the  whole distance.  Rev. Father Poitras, who has been parish  priest of this diocese for the past couple of  3rears, has severed his connection with the  parish, and on Monday evening left for the  North West. He is succeeded by Rev. Father  Ferland, late of East St. Louis, 111., a brother  of Mr. A. Ferland of this city.  The government agent at Fort Steele is  anxious to have Fred Carson, who is charged  with manslaughter,- arrested, and offers a  reward of $200 for his capture. The fatal  row occurred at Michel Creek 011 the 9th of  Februar3^, aud the victim wTas John Maki.  Carson is a man about thirty years of age, 5  feet 10 inches in height, and is slightty lame,  as a result of a railway accident which he met  with while employed as brakesman. He is a  professional gambler and well known in  Nelson.  A school of mines has been established in  Rossland.  M. J. O' Hearri,_ tailor, of Rossland and San-  don, has effected a settlement with   his   credi-/  tors.'������'   '     .   . / ' , '���'���  Oliver Bordeau is applying for a crown  grant for the Young Dominion, situate in the  Nelson mining division.  John Kirkup, mining recorder at Rossland  will, it is said, be appointed 'gold commissioner for the Trail Creek'.-'division.  ,-./ Ward street is receiving 'the finishing,  touches, so far as the, -retaining wall is' concerned. It is a great improvement to that section. . ;'Y;'\Aa ''y-'A'A '    ���:���;./������;'-.".���:-;  Four inches of snowYfell in Ro'ssraiid "oil  Saturday night last. It is many/ weeks'since  a flake of snow was seen on the streets' of  Nelson. /   ���   ���.���/���'""'������ "'.'/'r '  The fishey' stories have not yet com.mei)ced,  although the line is being cast with fair sue-  cess. A dozen trout is the best, basket.for  one rod. reported to date, ,.. .  John Schwartz, a German, attempted suicide  at Trail on Sunda3r afternoon I037 jumping into  the Columbia river./ Pie was brought to the  Nelsonhospital.  There was a"fire on the^ city wharf 3'ester-  day, which-was put out with a few buckets  of. water before it had time to spread. The  throwing away of a lighted cigar stump was  the cause of the trouble.  D. Wadds, of Wadds Bros., photographers,  has returned to Nelson after a brief visit to  Rossland, where he joined the ranks of the  Benedicts. Miss E. Mediock, of Vancouver,  was the fortunate 3roung lady.  The B. C. Gazette publishes a by-law of the  city of Sandon making it unlawful for any  boy or girl under 16 }~ears of age to be on the  public highways or in aity public place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless  accompanied by a parent .or guardian.  The action against Messrs. Ellis and  Ltigrin, of the Colonist, for contempt of court,  in publishing an article relating to the case of  the Nest Egg Co., vs. Canadian Rand Drill  Co., was dismissed by Mr. Justice Drake at  Victoria, the defendant Ellis being ordered to  pa3' costs.  Mr. Rex McDonald, of Brougham Si McDonald, barristers, was married on Wednesday last to Mrs. Whitney, in the Episcopal  church, Rev. Mr. Akehurst officiating. The  bride is a sister to Manager Hedle3r, of the  Hall Mines smelter. After the cere 110113' a  reception was held at Mr. Hedley's residence,  and in the afternoon the happ3~ couple left for  Balfour 011 their hone}unoon trip.  A typographical error in last week's Economist made it appear that the tender of New-  ling & Co. for the grading of Water street  was considerabty higher than that of Noel &  Thomson. The figures should have been���  33 cents per cubic 3rard for earth, $1.15 for  rock ; 75 cents for soft rock, and 25 cents per  lineal foot for culverts.  YMIR.  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  Fishing rods and nets at Thomson Stationery Co., Lt'd.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.) . , ,. "���'���  Your;correspondent last ..week.- visited the  Flossie R., part of the Salmon River and Por-;  ctipine group, of \vhich H. A. McClure is  manager. . Oh this property there are four  ledges of Rose quartz. Work in the shape of  a shaft 12 feet in depth has has been sunk,  disclosing a three foot botty of ore., One  .hundred'pounds of picked samples assa3red 67  ounces gold to the ton. Work is being pushed  on the property and I feel   sure   a   mine   will  soon result.  The 01eHarr3^ group,   owned   by   Messrs.  Creamer   and  .Hal-fan'  has    been   stocked^by/;  ���pabney-and Parker.       B37   the  terms   of  the  agreement men  are  to   be   put   to   work  im-  niediatety.  The minstrel show   on   Friday   last   was a  complete success. ��� .  Eugene Crot.eau, part owner of the Dundas'  and ; Alexander group, situated on Aitkin  Mountain, on the north fork of Wild Horse  Creek, came in on Saturday with specimens  from his property, which are very . choice.  They have a 3 fopt-'body of galena and pyrites  which assays $60. The ore is identical with  that of the Dundee. Over 100 feet of tunneling has been done.  Ed Maki, a Finlander, while engaged thawing out giant powder 011 the stove in his cabin  at the Elsie mine last week, was blown to  atoms by the exploding of the stuff. The  cabin was demolished, and a man who was in  proxmity at the time was"blown some }^ards  away, out alighting on a snow bank escaped  injury. ' -  Fred Liu-berg is now rawhiding supplies to  the Ruth on Sophia mountain.  The assessment is being done on the Citv  View, in S'Kylark camp.  The incline shall on. the Snowshoe, in  Greenwood camp, is down 100 feet.  Several North Fork mineral claims are  beinsr surveyed with a view of crown granting.  Messrs. Inkster and Hansen are doing-  assessment on the Kokanee mineral claim,  in  Summit camp.  W. G. McMynn has sold his one half interest in the Marie Stuart in Central camp, to  Randolph Stuart.  Con Cosgrove and J. J. McMullen are doing  assessment work on several of their North  Fork properties.  Negotiations are said to be pending for tlie  s ile of the Hamilton and Corkill group of  c'.aims on Eboit creek.  H. J. Williams has returned from a visit to  the Gold Cup, in the Pend d'Orille district,  and has brought with him some beautiful samples of ore, taken from the bottom of the shaft,  now down 45 feet. There are two shifts employed on the work, now being prosecuted  with vigor. They are now engaged running  a cross-cut and are encountering some beautiful rock showing well in copper. The property is pronounced by disinterested experts to  be the most promising in the district.  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for hiph-chii-s family trade.   * 8  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  except   through   those  .they-   love, j J^^^^^^^^  Now whilst one cannot but resoecti.^'  ���/���/'���  The flounce skirt, which in various forms and effects appears in  great numbers this season, is ornamented with a touch of the' popular;  1 tttice work   at   the  side,   the   lace  the feeling from which   this   arises,  it   is  very   doubtful  well to manifest it.  whether  it   is  ���'  The district of Alberta,   N. W.T.,  bauds reaching from   the   waist   to | has -extensive'- coal deposits/' and  the hem counteracting'the tendency 'many of its streams contain gold.  of 111e flounce to di uin-ish the heig ht:i...' -ymm ;.;: ::.::::z:z::;:::;:-:.;!:::;;aaa:....a::;.  t-    I ^     , ^ A -    - 'i'li/fii1ne^S at    the ' '  S')rin?: &��(k1s have arrived comprising-alltlie  top of 'the'skirt  is Chirred   into ' a | SliT^ s*m:ywo^  SDaCe     ' -Th��=��      \\-Tr\th      rtf    fhp !   ��� '          --':-' -.:: ---���--: ������������������  ���--���   <" '.'     --"���'������--���-^^'���:.['i^r..^~:.i\c.:-.~~. __:=-..   .rrrrrr:--.-   .,.������- ��� -:-���:.���!:-:...r....:.... '��.���.-    scenery   and  s.," illustrated  A lecture description   of the  people  of the   Hawaiiany IsSan  by   .70 ���'.colored ' views" wlS2   shortly   be   given  toward the-English Church Building Fund.  small  skirt at the foot is  four   yards   and  .three-quarters.        The   gown    may  be mounted oyer silk or over one of  the colored lawns, which are now so  beautifully   tinted   and  very   crisp  and delicate.      These dainty   wash-  fabrics can be made  quite   seperate  from any drop skirt, thus affording  the means   of using more   than   one  color   combination,   as   tiie   bodice  may also be worn   over a   seperate  lining.     The sleeves -inay.'be/liiied^  or not, as preferred.      .The waist-is  fashioned under the fichu at the left  side.        Approximate   quantity.;   of  material    for    medium    size,    10/2  yards.-of  muslin   32 .-inches   wide,.  l6 yards of insertion,   3/2   yards of  ribbon-'-velvet. "  L^  oegs  Mrs.'J.. E. Aubrey  t o. , i n fo r 111 h e r 11 u m e'ro u s  customers that she has.removed, her Dressmaking  Parlors from .'the Hiltyer  Block to rooms over -Farley &-. Simpson's Grocery  Store. ".���".'���'  ���UutcNoVv,Ant--. uLrtooW/l  constantly  arriving  and on .hand,/ The  latest  in  Foreign  patterns of  Tableware in  China and Glass.  Ladies-'looking out for a-profession have been often, but without  much success, recommended adopt  photography; but, if reliance can be  placed on a.-" statement in a recent  mi 111 ber of the..Lady's Realm, .there  will soon be a Klondike rush   to it.  Mrs. J.'E'yA  3  s=  " :*m ���  ���oii.Liinlibn/iivlrHtiia  ill/ oftcnnii-.unflivirflqBt ilO, BEER 'GLASSES :  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and .pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried  Fruits ancl  Meats/  VUDI  ���e  y-  Tessmaxm  r as h iorrahie,. Fitii ng.y Fan cy an d  ,'-\  h irst-O.lass  //���  Ml  0.  & TT~^ TT>s  !  s>  i^.O I  RC.HANT TA  Miss V.... Sullivan has opened  ��� dressmaking parlors -over Mills. &  Lott's fruit store, corner of ' Ward  and Baker' Streets, where she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.   Fit and finish -guaranteed.  'In an article on the  j-t   of   Por- I  A'Magnificent Line'of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of .England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring \veai-. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings    ....     .  Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  traiture," the author tells of an interview with the son:ewhat celebrated " woman photographer,'1  Miss Alice Hughes,   in   which  &3 8<e<3:  ���� O i**fi a-. __ 1 �� la 1 \i o  wr*W  m^i  she  says:   " I was the first to take  what  niav   be   called   the   Gainsborough  ty  e   of photograpl :   that   is,     the  sitter taken in a   large   picture   hat  and low dress."     Now,  that   must  ��� have 1 e ?n at least 30 years ago,   as  we have some  very good   examples  of that style printed  on the Fargier  . fi 1 in before even  Swan   thought   of  the carbon, and so wonderful a preserver of feminine youth; cr at least  a vouthful appearance is professional  photography   that   venerable    Missj  Alice   Hughes   dosen't  look    more ]  than just a little out ol her " teens." j  Throw up the sponge, then, gentle- j  men, and   retire '. graceful!}',   before!  the rush of ladies forces you to.  L^fo .4  9  ��  Baker St., Nelson, B, C,  M  !L  MOONEY'5  Y  ���N  r*  ^  D5  y n  Fl  Call'to see Miss Moone3T's displa}'  of millinery at A. Ferla::d/s dr\-  goods store,   Baker Street,  Nelsm.  ALL THE  LATEST  LO^DO,^  A WD    FAKiS  FASHIONS.  Miss Mooney lias just received a large consignment of Millinery and  Fancy (.'nods diro( t  i'r -.r.i the Fa.s��. ���  In   all   the   latest   fashions;  promptly executed.  'jrst=class  GEO.   H.  KEEFER,  Proprietor,  ptLl  irtscular.  in    every  Lunch a Specialty from 11:30 to 2 o'cloc  8 o'clock.  OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, -  Tchants'  it  BAKER ST.  tAr,  ;^yysk &5ri Pr-v--^  ?d__^^ m hi #%}  'K--yt:\,.iy   g|��s   i:<iA'^-.  oruers  -S!aF ^S^     ^ ^-ar^e  stock of all grades  ;C :^^^    from, the  best  makers.    We  It is not uearh* to win admiration  that a woman niru" be recommended  to cultivate   taste   in  dress,   by   its  means she may often preserve  a (fee.  tion, which is much more important,  for a man likes to be   proud   of  his  wife.       Women, when married, too  often   tacitly declare   that   the end  of their   life   is   accomplished,   and  this is neither wise,    nor   dignified,  nor even true.       They settle   down  at once to grow old, and dowdiness   J[  would seem to be attractive to them,  judging by the trouble they take to  attain it.       Absorbed by their home  aud   their   children,   the>*   seem   to  expect   no   future   for    themselves,  <t>o  B. jr. ]VtI'C9J-EL'TO]Nr  MILLINERY.  A full and well  selected  stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  ~"1  li^SLT  &^^/&'%^&'<&^/<&i5S��/& '%^��AS��S^2��^*&^iS&<Z^ ��%^��a  '0  wnss m  Traves  Block  :y  Baker Street.  X  2$ fl  ,8  S3i  5��s5 ^^ S ^si^ ^  Successors to Meeland   Bros.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  A.  icture  raming  ndscape  I'ov.cs' I'nmous yjudi t iiis.r si'Vlt. in lilack and  indi.tro. wnrrnntci in stfiud llu'stin and sen. v.\  [Joss's.  PIANOS ASMD MUSICAL GOODS.  Bakkk  Stri-jvt    -    -    -    Xici.sox  HEAD OFFICE  R03SLAND  SANDON  Nelson, B. C.  .    .    BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  SLOCAN CITY THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  ���9  SPARE MOMENTS.  "..' A hayseed asked the hotel clerk  where he would find the gas light  in the room, and being told that the  electric light would be found near  the window replied- " Do you mean  that hair-pin in the glass bottle?... I  turned on the crank and the hairpin  got red hot and I'm afraid it will  burst, and I cant blow it out either."  She was    an    up-to-date   young  woman   who   ventured  to suggest  1' Isn't   it   /wonderful  to   think   of  the ac'iieveme its  of  science ?.    So  many  things    have   beeu   brought  within   the   reach   of  the masses."  And he was of a business   turn   of  mind who   replied,     "Yes,   indeed"!  Some years   ago   golden   hair" was  the boast of  a   few; now,   anyboby  can have; it that wants it. "  IF VOr  WANT YOUR     - -.������" , '''���.',  j.  RUNKS, VALISES and PARCELS j  REIMOVKiT QUICKLY' CALL j  J,W, Cowan's LIGHTNING Exnress!  TINNERS  ^^j^Varf ���   Baker St., front of Dominion  OLctllU .   Express Office.  Quick deliveries a specialt3r.1   ���.':.'  Telephone 85. Post Office   Box  29  AND  J\  a  v._  in two  McClare's Famous Stoves and Ranges,  Tin and Enamelware,   Heating  and Gasfitting, Roofing and  Cornice,   Sheet  Metal Work.     ',;���.���''   .'.     .-.  A Bath tramp told the police that  he stole a tub cf axle grease, put it  in small boxe 5', and peddled it from  house to .'"���-n'ouse as corn salve  He says he sold two boxes of it  to the man whose axle grease he  stole.  Some titne ago London Tid-Bits  offered a prize far the best definition  of a kiss. Seven thousand answers  \yere received. The prize was  awarded to the following:  An insipid and tasteless morsel,  wh ,ch bt20:iies delicious and delectable in proportion as it is flavored  with love.  Appended is a selection from some  of the best definitions submitted:  What the chimne3^-sweeper' imprinted on the res y lips of the sculls ry^ maid when she told him she  favored his soot.  The sweetest fruit 0:1 the tree of  1 v^. The oftener plucked the  more abundant it grows.  A thing Vf use to 110 oie, but  much prized by tTwo.  The bab3^'s right, the lover's privilege,   the   parent's   benison,   and  '��� tlie hypocrite's ma.'k. v  That which you cannot give with  out taking a"d cannot take without  giving.  The good by which the flame   of  love is fed.      The  flag of  truce   in  the petty    wars    of courtship    and  marriage.  The acme of agony to a bashful  man.  Nothing,   divided   between   two.  The only   reallv agreeable   two-  faced action under the   sun,   or  on  the moon either.  The lover's flag of truce   after   a  quarrel.      Love's happiest   expression, and sorrow's  tenderest   balm.  That in which two heads are better than one.  I'm just two and two. I am warm,  I am cold, and the parent of numbers that cannot be told ; I am lawful���unlawful���a duty, a fault ; I  am often sold dear���good for nothing when bought. An extraordin-  ary boon, and a matter of course,  and 3-ielded with pleasure when  taken bv force.  Ilereal'trr the subscription.rates, to The Vancouver Daiiyaud Hem i-weekly   World   will   be  as follo'v s :  Daily edition, by mail, per.annum-.'. .-.$ f> 00  Do.        six .months.'. ...................    2 75  Do.        per -month ....................-.'      ou  Tlie Semi-Weekly edition, mailed, per ������  annum-.:. . y # 1 00  For six months         00  Advance payments insisted .upon- in every  instance.  The foreign postage (that is to all countries  outside of" Canarlai > ew found land ; and the  United States),\vi 11 be added to tiie subscription  rates.   ... a      ' '  Sample copies supplied on.application-.  Address:  "THE WORLD,"  J.  C.   McUGfW, Vancouver,   B.C.  Manager.  Large NEW stock direct from the factories.  old stock.  CoM   L Id.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts.-, Nelson.:/  ��  Mrs. Morle3* is prepared to  receive   pupils   for   piano,  on't forget that we are the largest importers  . and dealers in men's shoes-of all kinds. . .  organ.  or  violin      or  terms   apphr at   residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  9  V\  ��?=*> I  ^  pTieien ana  McKillop   Biock.    Baker  All work yuaranteed.  afsnmaKer,  street.  H.  D.HUrVE,Manager.  Is  Now Open to the Public ....  New Building. New Furnishing,   Steam Heat in ever3<r Roo  m  Everything   Strictly    First-Class,    Large    and    Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  The  Manhattan  The   only   first-class   saloon  in the  city.  The    Choicest    Liquors  alwa\\s  in  Corner Vernon  ajid Ward Streets.  NELSON, B.C.  �� r~w^  kz:  R  stc  )ck.  orner Josephine and  Latimer Streets. R. G. JOY   Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Baker Street; C  G. Davis, Ward Street;  T. J. Scanlan,   Stanley-.'Street;    aud   Mauri : e  Grocer}-, Hume  Addition.  Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  Mixed  drinks    of   all  specialty.  kinds   a  All the best brands   of cigars ar��  to be had at  K  he  irson.  -Manhattan  The latest patterns in Kn.^lish. Scotch, Irish  and Canadian tweeds, at Ross's, opposite  Queen's hotel.  D.  A. HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  Joseph ine St.,    -    Metweeu  I'.aker Mini Victoria.  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect s\\stem of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  SSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  m IO'
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1000, with a moiithly payroll i 11 its
mil 1 es amountii 1 g to $21',000.
The Lead   offices   of  the   Whitewater Mines, Ltd., are. to   be estab-
lished    at Nelson.        The'manager's j hydraulic, chemical or reduction works'o'f any
of:
(Jf). To'purchase, hire, make, -'construct -or
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.
-*«&^^-
rr~        ■ ■■   .■     1 j      s. -      ^     r ~~, I kind-, warehouses, workshops,:  factories,   dwel-
oftice IS tO be removed at OllCe tiom j ijno: houses c/r other buildings, engines.;-plant,
Kaslo to the mine.
The C. P. R. steamer Rossland
will soon make round trips daily
1 )et ween Arrow head a n d Robson on
t'ie Columbia.
Vou areythe Jloval Seal, who am i ?
The Kootenav BeUe. -
ftOTiCE.
Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, ami of Oyer
and Terminer aiid Ocneral Gaol "Delivery, will
he holden at the places and on the dates follow in.;, viz.:—■
Oitv of Xelson, on  Mondav,  the  20th   dav  of
Ji'ne!"lSt)8.       "'■:"  "
Town of" Donald, on Monday, the 27th day of
.! une. 18i)S.
Bv Oom.ma.nd.
JAM KS  BAKKK,
'Provincial secretary.
Provincial Seeretarv's. Otlicc,
8th March.. 1898.
'ESS: AUTF393;ZING AN EX ' RA-PR 0 73 H-
CJAL COMPANY TO   CARRY-ON
Co.AiTAxrES' Act, 1807."
CANADA: • \      ■
!T:oy!X;:EOf  P> H I TISH -C'f>LU.M }'.] A .  |
Xo -K)-;>7.
niiUS is to certify that "Tiie British Kootenay
-t- l-Jxfilo.-ation Syndicate, himited,1' is auth-
orized ami li.-ensed to carry on business uiti.in
the Province of British Oofumbia. and to carry
ou tor effect ail or any of the obid to herein-
aiter set forth to wliii.-h the Iegisiatixe ant'n-
<;rity of the Le ^'i da t ur j of Britisji Columbia
e.s tends.
The"head office of the Company is situate at
20, Buckiersbury, iu the City of London. Eng-
l.in-f.
Thj amount of the capital of the Company is
£10.000, divided into 10,000 share- of £1 each.
The head office of the Company in tin's Province is situate in Nelson, and .Henry i'rough-
ton Thomson. Free Miner, whose a.idivss is the
City of Nelson aforesaid, is the attorney for the
C > Vi (.any.
The objects for which the Company lias been
est abl .shed are :—
(A.) 'i o search or prospect for. excawue,
<|:i!irrv. <iredge, win. purchase or otherwise
obtain mines, ores and substances of ihce-irth
in British (.'olutn'nia or in any other parr oi
the worll, and to extract, reluct.', wa<h.. crush,
snudt. inani ]»ii late and (rent the s.Minr and by
;isi v procc.sor means whatsoever -oi tiin gold,
silscr an I other nn'taSs. minerals, precious
st me or ot her val mm ble mi l).-'tances i hcrcf. on.
or |i" •ii!in' i he same for market, and to carry
on the b.is uess of miners and worker-; and
wi ne s of metals, m nerals aid i-recious
.-1( uie - i n al 1 or any of i ■ --. }>: a:iches. a mi a lso to
.•a>-ry < n any metailur^i 'al operations:
{ u.) '1 t> p'.i rcha-e. lease or  otherw!>
mar.'hinery, ships, boats, barges, i m piemen ts,
stock,.-goods arid other works, conveniences
and property of any description In connection
with, or for the use in, or for promoting any
b r a ii c 11 o f t h e S y h cl i < j a t e' s b 11 s I n e s s. o r f o r d e -
velobing. utilizing or ; turning to account an v
of the Syndicate's property,-and''- to contribute
to, subsidise or.-otherwise assist or take part in
the main ten am e', im pro s ein en te management,
working, control or superintendence of -'-any-
such-works and conveniences:.
(r).    To'-puiViia v9 or otiie^ wise acq aire or undertake  ail  or  ?iny   part of the business,   property   and   liabilities of  any  other syndicate,
corporation, association, firm or person which
or w ho shall be  carrying  on   or which,  in the
case   of a ''company, or  corporation,  shall   be
iiutliorizedUo carry on any business, which this
Svndicate is authorized to carry  cm, cr   which
or who in ay be  i)Os-essed   of  proper t y s u i table
■i'.jr the purposes or this Syndicate, ancito make
and carry into 'effectarrangements for or with
respect to the union of interests, sharing profits
or co-operation  of any  other syndicates, cor-
• >orations or persons:
(.i).- To pay lor any property or business in
shares (to-be treated as either wholly or partly
paid up), or debentures or debenture stock of
the -'> r.dieate, ,or in money, or jmrtly in shares
or debentures or debenture .-.t-.^ck, and partly in
money:
(k). To- seU. inrpnvc, mana,.e. develo]),
ljase, license, let ou nire, exchange, mortgage,
tiii'ii to ,'accoiin t, or otherwise -f-UsjiOJ-e oi absolutely," cojH'litionally or ' for any limited interest, any.of the property, rights or privile.-es
of the Syn.iieate, or all or any of it-; undertakings for such, consideration a < tne syndicate
..may -think fit, and to accept payment there/or in
money or in shares, .stock, debentures or obligations of any other syndicate, or.-corporation,
either by ar iixed payment or payments, or conditional upon or varying wit Ii gross earnings,
profits or other continuency:
'(I,).    To am il famate   with,   establish   or pr< »
mote,"or concur in establishing  or promot nil -,
"any other syndicate,   corporation,   association
or private undertaking, whose objects shall 'include the ac q ii i s i t i 6 n a n d t a k i n g o v e r o f a 1 i o- r
any ].>art of tne property or riv.h'ts of   tabs   S> n-
dicate,  or  the  (-avrying  out   (.f  all   or  «ih\.j
tiie     objects     of    this     Syndicate,     or    .si; an
be    in    any    manner    calculated    to   enhance
e tlier     directly     or    indirectly     the     interest  of the iryndi' ate or   otherwise.--and   u> acquire and hold  shares,   stock  or se^i.ruie.-. of.
or guarantee the payment of any securities is-
.->ned by, or nn\ other obiigath ii>  ol' anv sneb.
syn iicate, (-or. oratu. n,   association  or 'uih er- !
taking as afore.1-a-cl, and   to  subsidise or other- j
wdse  assist  any such,  s} indicate,   corp(;rati(.n. j
a-st e ation   or'.undertaking, and to guarantee I
or   underwrite sui scri ;d iens,  or  to  siib.se r;be '
fi-i-toe same; or ai> jiart t'lereof.   or   tc;emfdor '
otJiers to mi■-le.rwrite or subs-cr.be therefor:
(:•!).    Toa.-'tjuire by origina.1  subscriptipn ■ o- I
ot iierw-'sse. ajo; to h.cdd or soil  er ..t..er >■. ise di.--, i
i> ,r-.e O; shares, stock, debentures, or debenture '!
-lock-. c;r any interest in the re-.e;:ue or   profit.-.-!
of   any   syn.i o-ate,    'cor.jiova'1'---!.    association.-|
partner-hip c.r /cr.-on c .rv . i\ g    n anv b:isi ness'i
e i-pabie   of   being .condsn-ted   ...»    i-idire   ti. or
■ ■] lirertlr to bnu'lt tin'-   S :\() i. ate,   or  otoer- ,'
w -e.and upon any return <■!' <. a.pi !•> i. di -1 "i hi:- '■
i ton or d i vision of   assets   or   profits,   todistri-
b-;tes;ich stock. < h a'.-es. d.'b^n t ures   or  debe-i-
i . re sio; k, among the mem hers of   this Syndicate,    by   way   or   in    lieu    of cash   dividends,
nonuses and in rerest. as i lie Syndicate   may  in
'.c :erai meet ing determine :
\i
Up=to=date Spring Footwear in great
variety
lines .
OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO.
.ocl^'«
GENEREIv HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,
tAMPS AND LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for
Armstrcuar & Morrison's Ore oars—the best in the market.
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B   hi b I 'i & 4x3
p. -a.
ano
I * -: v % ■<J c j    &> s s ? j i« p Q
b'
^atisfaction Guarantee
nc
:s Keasonabse
Js^
?n
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ff±\
seem   :-ond uci\;e to t he Syndicate's objects, or ;     (u.) To   carry   on   any    business,   enterprise
any c! them, and hold o" dis-o-.e of the same, j undertaking, or transact ion caj.'ahie of beiiiLj
or to ajiply for an .At t ( f i.-a:'i;ament or order j conveniently carried on or undertaken in cou-
for winding'up or d i.-.-(d v\uy the Syndicate j nection wit h the above-mentioned objects, or
and re-incor.'-oraf in-;-i ts members.(>■• for effect- I that may be calculated directly or indirectly
i;iLV any modification iu the .Syndicate'.-- con- I to enhance the value or render profitable any
stitutic'm or or lierwise : !-<>f the biiM'nes.-es.ov properf ies of the Syndicate
(q.) To advance or. len I  money   l<> suchjicr-    or to t urn t he same to account :
sons and on siicb terms as inay seem ex pedient. ;     (v.) To pay a 11 expenses  of  and   incident   fo
aud in particular io   persons   having   ooaiin<y-    tiie formation of the Syndicate, and   to remun-
with t he Syndicate, and !o .uiiara n lee   the   per-    crate and  make  dcniations  (by   cash   or  other
(N\) To bor o .v and raise money .upon loan or    formance of contra; !s b> persons   havin.u deal-    assets, or by tlie   allotment   of   fully   or   partly
otherwise  lor   the  purposes   of   the  syndicate,    iturs   with    tlie   Syndicate,    and    ij-enerally    l<>    pa id sha res, or i n any other   manner),   to   any
an 1 to create ami issue at pa r or at a prem iii m     underlake. t ransa't t  and   carry   into   effect   all    person or persons for services rendered or to he
ov d is? on i! t, bonds or deben t u res   to   bearer or , such com mo rem I, fin a ncial. t rad i n^- and other    rendered in i n t rod uciug any property or   busi-
1 utiuM'wi.-c. or   debenture   stock,   mort;.;a'_es   or    liiisiuesses or operations as may seem   di recti.1.  \ ness to the Syndicate, or iu placi n,t;- or assisting
a"n n ire ; (»t iier i usi ruinents for securing- the  reoavne'ut ' or indirect lv .(-ond uci\'e to any   of   the   Syndi-    to place any slia res. d(d>en t ures,   or  other   sec-
iiiMiinu".    mineral    and   timoer    pro])ert ies    in
British Columbia or elsewhere:
(; .) To pureha e, lea<e. licence, take in t x-
chaiii^e or otherwise acquire in the name of
the Svndicate. or in the name or names of any
other I'.ts >!i or persons, or otherwise, any
mires, niiuini: ritrhts. claims, protected areas,
ore--, minerals, tailimrs, concent rales, alluvial
deposits, forests, water rights or grants, lands,
hi'redi rancMits, ea-eirernls or  |iremi>esin   JJril-
thoreoi. with or without charge upon the
undertaking of the Syndicate or its me-alled
'■a j e ta I. or u pon its j neome or prtdi ts. a nd u i>on
su(di terms as to])riority or otherwise, as the
Syndicate1 shall mink lit. and so that the same
may _l e either permanent or redeemable with
or without a bonus or premium, and be further secured bv a trust deed or otherwise, as
the Syndica te t hinks (it :
(o.) To procure   the  Syndicate   to   lie   consli-
cale's objects :
(R.) To'in vest, lend   or  otherwise  dcai
Cidiinilria o" elscu here,   as   may   be   found  ex-
,';,,,,<   c r to be oth(irw''se  reco^riiized   iu   anv
isli Col u mbia or elsewhere, or a.uy othei' pro- {u ted or nvurporated or re»'ister(Ml iu Uritisii
perty of anv des'idpiion of whatcxer tenure
t he Svndicate may consider useful for any of
its objects or purposes, and to develop, work or
othernise turn the1 same to account in any
manner the Svndicate may deem expedient,
and. for any of the above purposes or otherwise, to exercise any of the hereinafter men-
tioi-e 1 powers and objects of the syndicate,
which powers and obje<fs mav lie exercised
independently of the primary objects stated in
this cla use :
: unties of the Syndicate, or for any other rea-
witdi i son which The 'Directors of the Syndi: ate may
lie inonevs of the Syndicate not immediately : think proper :
reetuired.'upon such'securities, or without any . (w.) To do all or any of the above thinir's in
security, and generally in such manner as ! any ]>art of the world, either as principal,
from ti'me to time may be d de.'mined, and to lament, trustee, contractor or otherwise, and
a pplv the funds of the Syndicate in payi nir t be : either alone or in conjunction with others,
le'-ral expenses incurred'in or about the nej.roti- aud either in the name of, or by-or through
at'inu-foror o'otainini; contracts or orders for any syndicate, corporation, firm or person, as
t he Syndica te: trustee.  a#ent,   contractor, or ot herwise :
(s.)To draw, make, accept. indorse, discoun t. ; (x.) To execute aud do generally all such
execute aud issue [iromissory notes, bilks of ; tilings as f he Syndicate may at any' time eon-
exchane-e,    bills   of  ladintr,    warrants,   bonds, i stder incidental or conducive   to   the -carrying
-.or  anv
(p.) T«»
cultivate
■ase,   settle
impro\"e.   colonize   au
la nds and   hereditaments   in    I'.ritb
peiiien
part   of   Untish   Coin tibia or   iu   any  conn try ; dobout lTres ov other negotiable or  t ransferable    out or at tain meiif of t he above ol>jc
wb at.-oever, a nd  to do all   acts  and "things   to. instruments,   including-  i>roxy   forms,   to   pay of them.
empower t he Svndicate to carry on its business I the stampdnties thereon and all expenses con-
in any p:i rt of t he world   wheri1   it   noiy   dosi re ! nectcd therewith :
t > i-arrv on i!ee same : ' (t.)   To   distribute   among   tlie   memlrrrs   in
( p.) To apldy to or enter into arrangement s : specie any jiroperty of the Syndicate, or any
with anv u-ovonimenl, parliament, local or > proceeds of sale or'disposal of any properly or
foroiLMi Jc.n'sla f ure or municipality U--v. or to] r?'.dits of t he Syndica te. but so that no distri-
otherwise accjuire <>r (duain any orders. lic-| but'on amoun't intr to a reduction of capital be
enses. Acts of parliament, rights, grants. : made except with th.e sanction for the time
power--, concessions   and   privileges   that   may i being reipii red by law :
Civen under my hand and se?i! of office at
Victoria. Province of British Columbia, this
edth day of December, one thousand eight
hundred and ninetv-seven.
[h.s.j '       S. Y. W'OOTTOX.
Registrar of .Joint Stock Companies,
Advertise in The Economist. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  PERSONAL.  food." Such is the official report  of the Ma3'or of Shawneetown, in  "the State of Illinois. On 'Sunday  afternoon tae levee surrounding the  town burst.  WANTED.  , An apprentice at Mrs. .'McLaughlin's, millinery establishment, near corner of Baker and  Josephine streets.  HOUSEKEEPER AND COOK.  An experienced woman ..wishes, employment  as housekeeper or cook in hotel or private  family.    References. Apply " Box 357, Nelson."  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date! intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the 'following tract of land :  Commencing at the north west corner of lot  207, Kootenay district, thence east twenty  chains, thence north eighty chains, thence  west ten chains more or less,*thence following  the lake shore to place of comencement, and  containing one hundred and twenty acres,  more or less.  AYlLLIAM ROSS MACLEAN.  Fehruarv 8th, 1898.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice .Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to he Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th day of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpktns,  Deputy District Registrar at Nelson,  British  Columbia.  LAND ACT.  W. S. Crome, Toronto, is at the  Phair.  J. Cross, of Spokane was in town  Monday.,  W. H. Simpson, of Nakusp is at  the Hume.  Stanley Mayall, of Liverpool,  Eng\, is at the Hume.  R. J. Nott, of Victoria is registered at the Hotel Hume.  A. G. Gait, barrister, of Rossland  was in town on Saturday.  P. R. Ritchie, of Vancouver is in  town, and staying at the Hume.  F. C. Innes, of the Fern mine, is  registered at the Phair.  Collector of Customs Mcintosh  was over from Rossland Monday.  G. A. Mitchell of the Great  Northern was in Nelson on Saturday.  G..-H. Martin, auditor Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway,was in town  last week.  W. J. Carroll of the Crow's Nest  construction works was in town  last Wednesday.  A. 3. Thomson, manager Turner,  ���.''-. .Beetou & Co.,   left town on   Saturday on a,business trip through the  Kooten- ys.  Alex. S. Lee, of Edinburg, Scot-,  land,, representing British capitalists, and W. Orr Patterson, a min-  . ing expert of Buluwayo, South Africa, are in the city on mining business. ���  The operations at the Hall Mines  smelter for 31 da}'S 16 hours, ending Saturday last April 2nd,' show  7-1-37 tons of ore to have been saielted,  yielding 357 tons of matte, containing approximately 156 tons copper,  111,426 ozs. silver, and 272 ozs.  gold.  The   death   occurred   early    this  morning of   Mrs. A. Dolan,   at the j  family   residence,   Victoria    Street.  The deceased was but 32 years of  age, and leaves three little ones motherless, the 3roungestbuttwo wreeks  old and the eldest but five 3^ears.  She was a lady well known in Nelson for her man}- generous qualities  and Death could not take away one  for whom more sorrow would be  felt. The funeral takes place on  Saturdav. I  By the death of Louis Kribbs, j  Canadian journalism loses one of its \  most popular and competent mem-,  bers. The deceased was, perhaps, ; ^T~^HERE is but one " best  the best known newspaper man in | -k- place" in the city, and that is  the dominion, and to know the man j at Mrs. Kempling's, the Fern  was to honor and respect him. Some j Cigar Store, Ward street. Every -  of his writings under the nom de j thing that is new has been pro-  plume of Pica are among the best; vided for your inspection, at prices  things that adorn Canadian journal- lower than 3^ou have ever before  ism. \ been able to buy anything like the  ''One-fourth of the population i same class of goods for. It will  has been drowned, all the property j Pay you to inspect these goods be-  destroyed, and the people are col-! forepurchasingelsewhere. Ladies',  lected on the housetops and upon misses' and children's dresses made  what remains above water of the to order at shortest notice. Fit and  levee, exposed to the rain without style guaranteed. Evening and  shelter and without one meal of Tea Gowns a specialty. Ladies'!  .     _   own    material   made   up.      Goods!  The latest patterns in English, Scotch, Irish    shipped to ailV part Oil shortest   no- ;  and   Canadian   tweeds,    at    Ross's,    opposite   >��� /ta   ���   1     " i -i-   ���,     1  Queen's hotel. ' tice.     Trial order solicited. i  Ladies' spring and summer  Sliirt Waists..  Talce notice that sixty days after date I intend to applv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for leave to purchase one  hundred and sixty acres of land at Crawford  Bay, in the district of West Kootenay. B.C., adjoining on the east side of Lot 196, G. 1. Starting from a post marked " H. B. Thomson's initial post north weft corner," thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 80 chains to starting  point.  Henry R. Thomson.  Dated, March 2G, 1898.  Trout Flies  Rods  Lin  es  Bait  Nets...  113  All Supplies and Fittings at  otnsors Stationery Co.  Ilinery & Dressmaking  Special announcement  We are now showing a splendid range of ladies'  shirt waists  in the latest leading styles.       Sizes   from ,32   to 42   in bust.  Prices exceedingly low.  aclies' Dress S  Ladies' black and -navy serge skirts from $2.50  to $5.06.  A.y   Ladies' black,  fancy and   plain alpacia skirts at $4 to $5.  Ladies' colored Denham and Duck skirts,   a good assortment, at low prices.  Write for samples of our summer muslins and dress fabrics.  VINE & C  Baker Street  Nelson  We have just received our Ladies'   Spring Capes   and Jackets,   and   as  there has been dela3^ 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.  %^-  LINSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  yARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  .G  ��� but none that are equal to Century  I Sarsaparilla as a Spring Blood  I Tonic and General System Toner.  j Now that Spring is here everjrone  i should have something of this kind  j and Century is the best on the  I market.     Sold only at     a.     A.     a.  VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  P. O. BOX 63.  Telephone 9  Call at the Fern Cigar Store,  Ward vStreet, and take a cigar.  The best brands always iu  stock.  I 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ft.  A CAR LOAD OF  Brown's  MILWAUKEE BOTTLING.  ^Vi'^iFiiV'iFM'ifr  IOO  Pommery  Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B.C., and London, Eng.  agne,  "NELSON, B.C.  T"        I    "   '  ��� :.-.���r-.---.^.-. ���-  i ttJi wwuuBxaaa  ���m^  T. S. Gore.  H. Burnet.  J. I-r. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  yeyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -  - -   British Columbia  jOH#  Dominion and  Provincial^s^Bs*-^  Land Surveyor,  Oppe..Custpm House, Nelson, B.  A   NEW'T  TIME AND NUMBER.  c I earn it  ill soon be here  They stood at the gate in the pale moonlight,  Observers, there were none :  He pressed her hand and said, " Good night"   .  And added, ���'Kate, just one!"  '���'Just one ?" she said in assumed surprise,  And she dropped her lashes then  And curtained the bright, love beaming  eyes���  " Well, 1 should say, just ten." ���;���-������  "All right!" he cried with a rapturous look,  And did not a moment wait, '  But drew her to him and ten he took  Ere she could expostulate.  She gasped for-breath as she fixed her hat,  And her blushes came and went,  As she murmured   "you  know 1  didn't  mean  that;  1-1 thought 'twas the time you meant."  @    ���>  \  WE HAVE  MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH AS  PREPARED KALSOfVIINE,  FULL  LINE OF PAINTS,   OILS and VARNISHES-  PAINT and  VARNISH   BRUSHES     .  ���'-.     .  TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN by  tiie use ol" a local anesthetic. SAFE AND  SUJIE.    For reliable dentistry go to  DR.  H. E. HALL  Corner Ward and Baker streets,   Nelson, B.C.  W. J. QUSNLAN, 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.  Under the  personal  supervision  of  the proprietress, Mrs. Gignac.  Now opened on Baker St.,  near corner of Josephine,  will be found just the  place for a tast/y,  wholesome,  first-class lunch, at reasonable rates.  Fresh Fruits, Soft Drinks,  Cigars, Etc., Etc. Don't  mistake the place.  ignacs  Near Corner of   Baker  and   Josephine   Streets.  The Canadian military expedition expects to leave for the Yukon  about the middle of April. It is  full}', organized now and is getting  outfitted.  The post office department is  issuing the first instalment of the  new stamped envelopes.  I      The ninetieth anniversary- of Mr.  | Gladstone's   birth   will   be   on   the  ! 29th of December next, but it seems  hardly likeh- that   he   will   survive  the summer.  The loop located between   Ward-  ner and Crow's Nest lake is  an   interesting   piece   of   railroad   work, j  A bend is made of about five   miles i  to secure the necessary grade. j  The C. P. R. will require a large;  number of men this summer. One 1  thousand more are needed fc.r the;  Crow's Nest pass road. Besides j  these a large number of section men-j  will be needed to work on the main  line of the Canadian Pacific between  Fort  William   and   Donald,   B.   C.  epnone 21  a  r  ���>  eisoi  L  ���-A'~.Z*JL..imt'-i  Hungarian,  XX XX  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills- Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Brandies.  acksrnlth C��H  ! H. A.  PROSSER.   Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  oney to Loan.  The Canadian Mutual Loan & Investment.  Co., of Toronto, Out., advance money on reasonable terms for building or on improved  property   in   Nelson.      For   full   information  applv to  STEWART & LENNOX,  Turner <k Boeckh block. Agents.  Old inhabitant���It's all over the town of Nelson.  New Comer���What is?  Old Inhabitant���Whv, Joy's bread.  Brokers and Manufacturers9 Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON,  B. C. P. O. Box 498.

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