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The Nelson Economist Aug 25, 1897

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Array o  I    t  VOL. J.  NELSON,  B.  C.,- WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST 25.  NO.  7,  THENELSON;;ECONOniST.  Issued, every Wednesday at the' city of Nelson, B. C  ' D. M. Carley. ! '.. .Publisher  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 ad vance ,......'.' 2 00  Remit by Express,' Money  Order,'  Draft,  P. O.   Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. .��� ...-.;,  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these .columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.      ���  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  ' The great Jubilee celebration has come and  gone, arid the people are now. asking what it  "meant and what are its results ?  To the sovereign herself it meant the willing and joyous tribute   from her subjects   all  over  the world; and  surely   this   must  have  been   a source  of infinite   satisfaction.     This  "celebration was unparalleled in size and splendor as it   was   unparalled in   spontaneity   and  love and honor.      No other sovereign or ruler  - has so well deserved  such.       To the   British  people, whether dwellers in England; Ireland,  Scotland or the   '' Britain beyond the seas,'' it  showed the willingness to   do   honor  to' their  gracious   sovereign.      It   also   showed  to the  outside world that all portions   of the   empire  vied with  each  other  iri  contributing   to this  grand display.      It  has   been Athe custom for  years for the press of the   United   States  and  other countries to represent  that the   subjects  of. Britain in Canada, Australia and India were  chafing   under   British   rule   and   were   only.  waiting an opportunity, to separate   and either  become independent  or  annex   themselves to  adjoining countries.      It  is  true  that some of  our  disappointed   politicians   have  sometimes  given expression to sentiments nearly   akin to  these and in years gone by the then opposition  in Canada advocated a policy   that   carried to  its logical  conclusion   would   inevitably   have  led to either annexation   with,   or  commercial  dependence on the  United States.       But  the  people of Canada guided by   a  great   master  mind,    overwhelmingly    defeated   any    such  course and how we see the pleasing  spectacle  of the leader of that rejected policy out-briton-  ing the Briton on his native heath.      Not only  must he proclaim his super-loyalty and attachment in Liverpool, London and   Glasgow,  but  he must needs flaunt the Red Cross Pennon of  the Mistress of the Seas in the citadel  of her  ancient enemy,  France.      It   was   well   worth  pth'e  defeat" of the  Tory   party in Canada, to  have converted such a powerful advocate.     To  -the other countries this spectacle/was -a   great  and'we trust a wTise educator.      It   will   teach,  them   that the3^   cannot with impunity insult  Britain, as the   mother   country   and outlyingl  portions combined,cannot only' defy but   annihilate: any opponent. ���, It will'.-be well for some ;  of them to refrain from raising   questions that  diplomacy will find difficult   to   settle,   and it  will enable   the   British   people to   appreciate  their invincibility.      This   in the end is all for  the betterment of mankind.  The results of the great jubilee- seem   to be  that a great wave of Imperialism is   spreading  over the whole  British   Empire.       Not. many  years ago the theory of that   un-British school  of politics,'viz: the   Manchester   school,  was  that the  colonies   were. like fruit,  that when  ripe they would fall and become separated from  the parent stem.      That is all repudiated now  and a more sensible, patriotic and..virile policy  is to be adopted.    We see this iu the denunciation of .the German and Belgian ��� treaties   and  the   promise of  Lord  Salisbury,. made  some  time ago, that no such  clauses  would  ever be  inserted in any   other  treaties.   -��� To Canada  must be attributed the  honor  of having - been  the cause of the abrogation,  of  these   clauses.  In 1891 the Hon.. Geo. E. Foster introduced a  resolution in the Commons, asking the British  ^government to,do so, and this followed by the  generous treatment of Mr.   Laurier's   government had the desired  effect..   .. If we   are   to  trust the speeches made   by   the   participators  in the celebration, it will only be  a  very short  time until a much'closer union than   now prevails   will   be   obtained.       A great   many ��� of  these   speeches   were   loaded , with    tawdry  flowers of rhetoric, arid were intended to earn  political honors, but yet their effects will be to  stimulate action all   over  the   empire.       The  natural outcome of the celebration  is a   closer  political'm-iion and a   truly  preferential   tariff  whereby the   outside   portions   of the   empire  will receive superior treatment, to that of alien  nations.       Until   that  occurs   the jubilee will  have failed to perform what it should.  To air Canadians it is a source of great  regret that the champion of Imperialism on  this continent, the late Sir John Macdonald,  did not live to participate in the celebration,  as he worthily spent a lifetime in the pro-  pogation of British sentiments. But if the  spirit of the illustrations "dead can take cognizance of the doings on this mundane sphere  we are sure that it would cause a feeling of  joy and pleasure to know   that  the   sovereign  whom he loved,so well and served so faithfully*  was .being so'fittingly honored.       ,. a  . Every now and  then we  read iri a week^  paper,  published/in   this city,- a "paragraph,  which  in  sepulchral, phraseology bemoans the  fate of'.this-Province iii being-left at the mercy:  of the Turner-Rithet-Dunsmuir/" ring."   , One  v would  infer '��� that> Messrs. Turner, "Rithet and.  Dunsmuir 'were pirates, who, with black flag,  flying   from   the /masthead,  were   roving^ the  British Columbia main.     The-black, deeds of  these gentlemen  may change  with the  digestion of the  editor,' but  they are- always .sufficiently daring  to command  the ��attention   of  certain other papers in the  Province.     If the  adventures of the-trio were the exclusive  iiiA  formation<of the paper in question, the matter  might not call for reprobation, but when other  papers reproduce   these paragraphs, it appears  to'us  that * incalcuable  mischief may be done./  So   far   as   " the people of Nelson"   are concerned, it   is  only just to say that they manifest very little interest  in   the  personal affairs  of Messrs. Turner, Rithet "and Dunsmuir, but  there are other' places in which these gentlemen are better known, and  honored for their  commercial enterprise aud their happy faculty  of. minding their own affairs.  It is .doubtful if the paper in question could  have selected three names more deserving of  honor, than Turner, Rithet and Dunsmuir.  The first is now a man well advanced in life,  but every day in that useful life, since he came to  British Columbia, has resulted in some substantial contribution to the welfare of the Province  in which he cast his' lot. 'His life's/work has  been consecrated to the advancement of British  Columbia's commercial interests and so well  has he performed-his work, the progress of the  Province at this time -duly-and truly attests.  Not only is he honored ^at his own home, but  the name, of Hon. John H. Turner is respected abroad. '.-*/''���'  The next on the list, is Mr. R. P. Rithet.  This gentleman's name, both here and in  Great Britain, is'synonymous-with commercial  integrity. In building up the great house  that bears his name in Victoria, he stimulated  his weaker-kneed'brethren in commercial pursuits, so that all might be participators in the ���_.  benefits of his great enterprise. In every  movement forward, Mr. R. P. Rithet has led  the way, and if the people had not turned  back while the leader pushed on this Province  would have been advanced considerably further  along the line of material progress than it is  to-day. We would have had a main line of  railway that would have opened up the conn- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  try for the people, and branch lines would  have been built into important mining camps,  too man}'- of which cannot now be approached  by even trails, and can only be reached at  fgreat peril to life and,limb. Mr. Rithet's  presence here has been a distinct gain to British  Columbia. More than any other man has  he. exerted himself to advance commercially  the interests of the Province, and to-day the  proud title of " British Columbia's Merchant  Prince," which he bears, has been honestly  won.  The   last   on   the   list    is   the    name     of  Dunsmuir.     It might be  expected   that   the  works of the  Dunsmuirs  would  have   placed  them beyond the,criticism of obscure scribblers.  But  such, has not   been the   case.    The man  who  laid  the   foundation of the   Dunsmuir's  great success has long since passed away, but  tlie work he began has been most successfully  carried on   by those he left behind.     Unobtrusive  in everything pertaining to politics, they  have   preferred to confine  their  operations  to  the development of their great commercial and  industrial   interests.    The  late Robert  Duns-  muir was the greatest factor in making British  Columbia  known to the outside world, and if  he had lived, it is beyond doubt that capital  for  the  development  of the   Province .would  have   come here   in   much   greater   quantities  than it has in past years.    In addition, he was  a public-spirited citizen.    Moreover,   many of  our successful men in this Province to-day can  credit their first  start in life to the  helping  hand of the late  Robert Dunsmuir.     The present representatives of the Dunsmuir company  are  not so aggressive  as was their father, but  they have   done enough   to   prove   to   British  Columbians that they are ever ready and willing to help their native Province.  Supposing the great interests of Messrs.  Turner, Rithet and Dunsmuir were completely  destroyed, and the gentlemen removed, what  greater calamity could befall this Province,  and where would the people turn to fill the  places thus left vacant? To the office in  which are printed these scurrillous attacks on  Messrs. Turner, Rithet and Dunsmuir ? We  may be mistaken, but we rather think that  such a place would be the last thought of in  search of material to supply the vacancy. To  beein with, men of brains would have to be  secured; men who were capable of conducting  large commercial enterprises successfully, and  lastly men who were subjects of Her Most  vGracious Majesty and entitled to the exercise  df the franchise in a British country.  The whole (question of the smelting of the  Le Roi ore has resolved itself into a proposition for the agrandizement of the people of the  State of Washington at the expense of British  Columbia mining interests. The erection of a  smelter at Northport is a menace not only to  this Province, but the whole Dominion of  Canada must also suffer by this high-handed  outrage on the part of the American highwa}r-  men. By this move Canada is made particeps  criminis in buying the election of a pothouse  politician to the United States senate���at least  that is the only reasonable view to take of the  case���if something more than a mere passive  resistance is not put forth to prevent the wholesale robbery of the country for the perpetuation of the most iniquitous political system  that has ever blighted the Lord's green footstool.  The whole thing is a huge conspiracy between certain interested persons in the Le Roi  combination and stockholders in the Red  Mountain railway, aided and abetted by an  American newspaper published.in British territory���the Rossland Miner. , If the Miner is  not an. American .publication, why has it  changed in almost the twinkling of an eye  from "a strong advocate of Say ward as the  practical solution of the smelter question to a  rabid supporter of the Northport poposition to  filch British Columbia her natural heritage,  for the benefit \ of three or four Americans.  This is the natural inference to be drawn from  its illogical and almost instantaneous change  of front.  Admitting that Sayward and  Northport, at  the present time, are   the  equalof each other  in everything that is   required to facilitate the  smelting   of   ores, railway  transportation   excepted, :;   yet   Sayward    as   the     point     for  smelting   operations   in- the   future,    from   a,  transportation point of view, it appears to us,  offers   far greater advantages   than Northport,  Trail or   Robson.     Northport  as the   location  for a smelter, would be absolutely in the clutch  of the   Corbin   railway   octopus ;    the   Trail  smelter   and  railway transportation   is dominated and  controlled by Mr. Heinze, and Robson is owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway.  At Sayward those three railway interests could  be brought into direct competition with each  other.     Again,    Sayward is   at  the  southern  entrance to  the  Salmon   river peninsula, and  ores going south would first strike the Columbia  river at that   point.     So far   as   Corbin is  concerned   it   may   be   Sayward,   Nelson or  nothing.  To our mind, Nelson possesses advantages  over many of the places named as the point  for the location of a smelter, it being reached  by both the Canadian Pacific and Corbin railway systems, and has adequate steamboat  transportation facilities, thereby affording that  competition that is so essential in making  smelting profitable. At Northport, as we have  before intimated, there is no competition, and  British Columbia ores would be at the mercy  of a heartless railway monopoly.  As far as Northport as the objective point is  concerned, it may be said that that place is  now in the balance. The people of the Province have become thoroughly aroused to the  robbery of which they are being made the  victims, and an export duty on ores, or, still  better, the building of a branch line from  Rossland to Robson may result in thwarting  the conspirators.  Corbin has proved himself a cold-blooded  ingrate. The generosity of British Columbia elevated him from obscurity and  poverty to affluence and wealth, and what has  he done in return for the Province that made  him and his railway? Practically nothing.  But  British   Columbia,   with  the  aid  of the  Canadian Pacific railway, has it within its  power to cause the undoing of the man . who  has shown himself unworthy of the kind,  treatment of which he has so long been the  recipient., Supposing the Crow's Nest Pass  railway entered Nelson; by way of the Salmon  river, paralleling the line of the Nelson and  Fort Sheppard, thus reducing the latter to  the condition of being a direct competitor with  a transcontinental line, what would be the  logical result? Moreover, if the C. P. R.  were extended from Sayward to Rossland  what would be the value of Mr. Corbin's sys-  tern in British Columhia ? Mr. Corbin could  only control the trade coming in frOm the  south,, and the Nelson, arid Fort Shrppard*railway, unless disposed of to the Canadian,  Pacific, would at a forced sale only bring its  weight in old junk.  . vAgain, the residents of the Kootenay do not  feel r themselves under special obligations to  carry Mr. Corbin any longer. So far from  adding to the wealth of the country, he has  drained it for the benefit of his compatriots,  and his unholy alliance cwith the Northport  smelter is well calculated to perpetuate his  record since his advent into this Province.  The offer of Col. Turner, on behalf of the  L,e Roi, to give to the Trail smelter the excess  of the 300 tons daily output of the Le R.oi, is  disingenuous, misleading and insincere. His  proposal is qualified with an " if," and that  " if" simply means " if Mr. Heinze will do it  without any profit." Col. Turner's bluff that  they could get ores from Washington for their  Northport enterprise is not entitled to serious  consideration, for the lack of transportation  facilities will preclude any such possibility ;  nor are we aware that. Washington is turning  out ore in sufficient quantities to make such  an object of profitable shipment to Northport.  But apart from every other consideration,  the whole question resolves itself into the  easily understood proposition : Shall the  wealth of the Kootenay be poured into the lap  of aliens or will it be retained by Canada for  the benefit of Canadians ? Can Col. Peyton,  Col. Turner or Mr. Corbin answer this question satisfactorily, or must it be left to the  Dominion Cabinet ?  The deep mystery surrounding the resignation of Paul Johnson as smelter superintendent at the Hall Mines seems to be as far away  from satisfactory solution as at any time  since the dark veil first enshrouded this community in gloom and breathless, agonizing  wonder. As the all-absorbing question of the  hour now stands, all the public knows for an  undisputed fact is : There is a smelter running  in connection with the Hall Mines ; that one  Paul Johnson is, or was up to a short time ago,  superintendent of that smelter, and lastly, that  the said Paul Jones has resigned his position  as superintendent. With the view of aiding  the public in pursuing its investigations and to  the end that the foul, damning plot (as they  say in the Indian novels) may be unearthed,  we cheerfully submit the self-evident and incontrovertible proposition : The Hall Mines  smelter is still doing business at the  same  old THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  .   stand,,but Paul Johnson has resigned from the  superintendency of the smelter,, arid here, by  '    way of emotion, let us shed one silent tear over  the approaching  departure of Paul.     Now,  if  there be   a    smeltef, and   bear  in   mind both  , sicles   to   the   controversy    have   admitted as  much,   why is   it, or   how has it come to.pass  < that Paul Johnson is no longer s.uperintendent  of that smelter ? This states the whole aggravating problem in a nutshell, if we may, use,  ��� that figure of speech rin dealing , with such, a ,  momentous, absorbing public question. But  there are other issues, not weighty when taken  by themselves, but vastly important-iii their  co-relative, corroborative and collective   sense,  >  and these, will develop as we proceed with our *  calm, dispassionate relation of the exasperating  ' details in   connection with   Paul Johnson's re-'  signation.    ; ''.'..,  First, we have the testimony of Mr. Croas-  daile that in the regular course of business,  one morning an envelope was/placed in his  hand which contained the announcement that  Mr. Paul Johnson could secure a better position, elsewhere, and was determined to resign  'as superintendent of the smelrer. . Matters of  this kind were of such common occurrence  that the thought never entered the mind of  Mr. Croasdaile that there was something unusual in, Mr. Johnson having handed in his  resignation. The fact that Mr. Johnson stated  plainly in that letter that he was "offered a  position as superintendent of one of the largest  smelting works on this continent-at considerably better terms " seemed to offer a satisfactory explanation of Mr. Johnson's sudden  determination to throw up his situation at the  Hall mines. Therefore, the matter was allowed to drop so far as Mr. Croasdaile was concerned. Next, we have the testimony of Mr.  Johnson admitting that he wrote the letter,  and stating that he threw up his situation because he was offered more lucrative employment elsewhere. However, it came to the ears  of that ever-watchful guardian of a long suffering public's interests, the Tribune, that there  was something irregular in the resignation of  Mr. Johnson.as superintendent of the smelter.  An investigation was made, with the result  that there were some, grounds for suspicion  that Mr. Johnson might not have first informed  . Mr. Croasdaile of his determination to resign  and accept another situation before he had imparted the information to other officers of the  company. At first sight this may seem like a  trivial matter, but when the searchlight of investigation is thrown upon it, and it is reasoned out to its logical conclusion, the opinion  will obtrude itself that if such a line of action  were applied to the conduct of every other  Tine of business in this city, the consequences  might be serious. We will suppose, for instance, that an employee of the Tribune office  should make up his mind to work elsewhere,  and before informing his superior officer of the  circumstance he should tell the owner of  the paper of his intentions, cannot it  be seen at once that the interests of the public  would be menaced? We think so. Therefore the Tribune entered upon its work with  that   zeal which it   has   always  shown   when  wrorking for the interests of the public, and.  the result of its investigations we find summed  up in .the following sentence of its last issue :  "The Tribune maybe wholly wrong in this  matter, but because H. E. Croasdaile says "it  is, the, fact is not established to, The Tribune's  satisfaction." '.��� y      ' 'a    '   -,  Thus the matter stands and the public are  plunged in doubt. It, is quite true that Mr.  Johnson wrote Mr, Croasdaile that his rea1  sons for leaving were that he could secure a  better, position in Mexico, and .really Mr.  Johnson's letter coiive"3'S the" impression that  he was following the bent of his own inclinations in tendering his own resignation. There  is sorrie fear, however, that Mr. Croasdaile  may adopt the course so. often followed 03^  other men -in- business, and tell the Tribune  that the matter of Mr. Johnson's' resignation  is of no concern to the public. This would  end the whole of the affair, but the Tribune  would find other fields in which to pursue its  investigations, as there are other people throwing up ���situations every da3'. . In- the meantime, the' public nipy still be iu doubt  as to the regular form in which  Mr. Johnson sent in his resignation,  but the people are compelled to stand a good  deal one way. or another, and the matter of  Mr. Johnson's resignation will not interfere  with their regular observance of three ��� square  meals per day and a good night's sleep.  leave it we shall do so without consulting any  one, not even the editor of the Tribune, nor  that other mossback, Mr. A. J. Marks.  The Tribune takes exception to our remarks  last week with regard to the salary of the  Ma3^or. We have nothing to retract, and can  only reiterate that $2,000 per year seems to be  a large sum for the = city of Nelson to pay for  the luxury of a Mayor. Anything we could  say now would not mend the matter, so His  Worship will be permitted to draw his $2,000  per year, and the taxpayers will have to grin  and bear it. Making the announcement  that: "The people of Nelson decided the  question as to who should be Mayor of the  city some months before the editor of The  'Economist arrived in the city," cannot be re-,  ���gardedas a newspaper scoop, for the reason  that a greater number of the citizens of Nelson are inst as conversant with the fact as the  editor of the Tribune. Nor yet does it prove  that The/Economist, simply because it has  only been in existence a month or so, is not  just as capable of forming an opinion as the  editor of the Tribune or any member of the  Board of Aldermen. The Economist advanced the proposition that $2,000 was too  much for a Mayor, and His Worship, who  should know better than anyone else what the  office is worth, went on record as saying that  $1,500 was quite the right thing. Yet the  Tribune in so maii3' words says the Mayor  does not know anything about the matter, and  incidentally takes a fling at The Economist.  We do not care about what the Tribune thinks  of the opinions of this paper, but we do dislike to see it casting reflections on the opinions  of His Worship. The matter of our short  residence in Nelson cuts no particular figure.  We did not ask any man's permission to come  to this  town, and  when   we   feel   disposed  to  Mr. Robt.' Ward has been a   visitor   to'Nel- ���  son this week.     Though -Mr.  Ward has taken  up   his   permanent   residence   in    London   he,  retains large   interests    in    British   Columbia.  The house in Victoria- of which   he"'was.' the  founder is one   of the   best   known,  financial,  institutions in   western -Canada,,   and'   is   how  conducted   by   Mr.   Ward's    nephew,, W.   T.  Ward and T. R. Smith.      Iu   Loudon,   where  Mr: Ward,.spends   most of  his time, he is regarded    as    one    of   the   best, authorities    on' ���  British Columbia affairs, and it  is'needless   to  say. that-British Columbia has always an able  champion   in   this " gentleman.       During   his.-,  many   years'  residence   in   this   province Mr.  Ward held   many   influential   positions.- '���   As"  president  of  the   British , Columbia   Board of  Trade he was indefatigable   in   his   efforts -to,  make known to the   outside   world   the   great  resources of this province,   and   in   his   larger  sphere of operations in  the   metropolis   of  the  world he continues   the   good   work   in which  he has been so long engaged. .,    Mr.   Ward is., '  here   looking   after   his    private mining and  financial interests.    c      ' A  The proposal of the Canadian government  to impose a nyyaUy on gold mined in Klondyke recalls to the Revelstoke Herald the  disastrous attempt of the Imperial government  to do the same thing iu the early days of gold  mining in Victoria, which was then a. Crown  Colony, /fhe riiiuers resisted the collection of  the tax and troops were sent out from the old  countiy to assist the authorities. The miners  under the leadership of an exile from Erin  named Laylor, threw up a strong stockade,  which was called the Eureka, and succeeded  in repulsing the soldiers. It was this Eureka  stockade business which led to Victoria getting  her autonomy. La3dor, who had been previously sentenced to be hanged, drawn and  quartered, as one of the Young Ireland party,  was aeain sentenced to death for his share in  the Eureka stockade rebellion, but he lived  through it all and died .finally in the iu tensest  odor of respectability, as , perpetual speaker of  'the Victorian Legislature, having been repeat-  ecUy. offered a/.knighthood and finally" a bar-  onetc\r. 'His career was one of the most  curious in the history, of the* Empire.-  F. S. Nicholls, a capitalist of South Wales,  is visiting Nelson.  During this week the lines were run for the  trenches to receive the water works pipes on  Riverside avenue. Some delay has occurred  in the purchasing and forwarding of the pipes,  but it is hoped that these will all be here in  sufficient time to complete the system this season. It is proposed also to put iu electric  light, and the plant for this part of the scheme  is now being arranged for. But the company  must get a hustle on if we are to be assured  of business with them this year.���Fort Steele  Prospector. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE FIGHT AT HANK'S HOTEL.  ," A faint yellow light still lingered in the  west, although the moon was shining. It was  a hot night; not a breath of air stirred the stiff  limbs of the yucca-trees or the fiery rcactus-  blooms. The stifling heat still! seemed to  radiate from the baked sides of the small abode  houses, and the sandy soil was uncomfortable  .to walk upon, although the sun had been  down an hour.  The town was just beginning to show signs  of life.  '  Any one arriving there between   the  hours Of ten in the morning and six at night  .would feel assured that the place was,deserted.  Doors and shutters were closed, and the fierce  rays of the sun beat down   from the burnished  blue Arizona skies with malignant glee, holding  undisputed   sway.       At  sundown,    however,  humanity began to assert itself.      Not that lr"  was much cooler,   but   the   terrible,   blinding  glare was gone.   �� Men   appeared   on the one  long, straggling street,  clad  in  cotton   shirts  and trousers, the former turned back from the  throat as far as possible.      Ponies came loping  across the trails from the nearest   camps   with .  their swarthy riders, and lights   began to flare  in the saloons and   gambling-tents.      Sounds  of   voices  were  heard, , too���true,   mostly in  oaths and coarse jokes, but they were   human  -���and on this particular night came the wheezy  wail of a   fiddle  and   the   livelier rattle   of a  banjo from the upper floor of the   single   two-  story building in the place, a rough  structure  of unpainted   pine  boards,   with   the    words  '' Hank's Hotel "   in  large   black  letters over  the door.  A dance was evidently in progress, for  several ponies were tethered to the yucca-trees  in front, and out on the still night air came  the sound of a man's voice shouting orders.  Inside the room it was hot and uncomfortable, made more so by the light of half a  dozen lamps. There were perhaps thirt3^ men  and one-third as tnany women, the former  cowboys in high boots and tucked-in trousers,  or red-shirted miners from the camps twenty  miles away in the mountains, and all had  pistols or knives gleaming in their belts. The  women were brazen, painted things, who had  drifted here when they were '' down on their  . luck,'' and stayed because their sex was such  a rarity that they were tolerated.  "A hard crowd," thought Jack Devore, as  he leaned against the door, idly watching the  dancers ; "all of them toughened with crime,  and all of them show it, unless it's that one  over there," and his eyes rested on a young  girl who had just finished dancing, and stood  leaning against the wall panting and exhausted.  Jack Devore, in spite of his travels and  dangerous life, did not show his forty-two  3^ears. Looking at him, one would take him  for a gentleman of quiet and retiring tastes.  He was remarkably handsome, of the blonde  type, and dressed in excellent taste. He spoke  good Spanish, and purest English, had a  knowledge of Shakespeare that many a scholar  might well envy, possessed a tenor voice that  would have made his fortune on the operatic  stage, and a pair of eyes that would win one's  heart, they were so innocent and honest. Yet  Jack Devore had been put down by more than  one as an unmitigated villain. He was a professional gambler, and had, broken more hearts  and ruined more lives than any other man in  California arid Arizona. He. was said to be  utterly without pity, although some swore to  the contrary. At any rate, he was relentless  iri his pursuit of an object, and a dead, shot,  two things which made him a mari . whom it  would be unwise to offend..  He was well aware of the furtive glances'.  which were cast in his direction as he lounged  against the door. , It pleased him to hear the  respectful invitations to dance which he received, but he felt no desire r to join them-r-  Jack Devore was.rather fastidious;in his tastes  and touching one of the painted , .women was  out of the question, but the girl 'at whose face  his e3^es had stopped was different.  /'You might look'from the city of Mexico  to San.Francisco," he mused, "and not find  another face like hers;"' and Jack was an excellent" judge of beauty.  She.stood leaning against the wall in a posture, which brought out every line/of her  rounded figure, from the small foot tapping  the floor in time to the groaning fiddle, to the  top of her saucy head. ; She wore a short  cotton skirt of some coarse dark .material,  while.a large white kerchief, draped Mexican  fashion, leaving her throat and arms bare,  served for a bodice. Her hair, which fell in  long black curls below her waist, wTas caught  up at the left side of her head with a few  brilliant cactus flowers, her teeth shone white  through her parted lips, and her eyebrows met  in a straight level line over a pair of glorious  dark zaj^. As if aware that some one was  watching her, she stirred uncomfortably, and  then looking up, met Jack Devore's gaze ; for  a moment she stared at him, then her e3^es  fell nervously. Thinking that this was a  decided point in her favor, he roused himself  and crossed the room to where she stood.  "Will 3^ou dance?" he said, in his musical  voice.  She gave him her hand and he led her out  on the floor.  What is your name ?'' he asked.  Inez," she answered.   "I���-I  am  not like  the rest, "and she looked at him half proudly,  half'apologetically.  " It is easy to see that," he replied, " but  not so easy to see wiry you are here.'' He did  not ask the question, but she answered it.  '' I hate the town," she said, bitterly ; '' but  I can't get away. My mother died here ; she  used to say her heart was broke. I wish I  could leave it."  He looked down into her beautiful eyes,  half smiling. ; ".Would 3rou go with me,  sweetheart ?" he asked, idly.  She looked up startled and hesitating ; but  before she had time to answer the banjo music  stopped with a discordant crash and a rude  hand thrust them apart. Jack, turning  sharpty, found himself confronted by one of  the musicians, whom he recognized as the  superintendent of the Eagle-bird mine.  c i-  c��  "Damn you," the young fellow said, savagely, '' what do you want with her ? She is  the one pure thing in this cursed hole, and  you shall not touch her."  Devore did not answeri him, but turned to  Inez. ct You have not answered me," he said;  "will you go ?" c  She looked into his eyes, half hesitating;  He had, taken a powerful hold on her,1 that he  could see, and felt sure of victory; but she  was flung to one side and his assailant's knife  gleamed in the air. . For a moment the two  glared at each other, while the other men  ���crowded around, silent and loath to interfere,  but bound to see fair pla3>\ ���   ���'  Inez sprang between them; a "Don't, Max,  don't!" she cried.  The young man turned to her. fiercely.  ' 'Choose !" he commanded. " You know I  love you and would give my life for you, but  I'd rather see you dead than have him touch  you, and, by God ! he sha'n't."  She looked from one to the other, afraid and  doubting. The violence of one terrified her,  and the other was different from any man she  had ever known. The chances of a new life,  opened before her and dazzled her, yet' Max  had always been kind and gentle. Both wTere  waiting for her answer impatiently, and  Devore's hand was on his revolver���he was  not accustomed to. defeat.' She could not  choose, and woman-like', burst into tears.  At this juncture, "Big Jim,"   proprietor   of  the '' Jack Pot''  saloon��� saw  fit  to  interfere.  "Quit your bawlin' now,  Inez,"   he  ordered.  "You've raised devil enough.       You'd better  square yourselves,  boys,   at  twenty  paces ; a  little cold lead'U  soon   settle   the   difficulty."1  And he laughed pleasantly as he  marked   off  the distance with long strides,   and  the  men  took their places.    A duel was the surest way,  after all.  Jack Devore took his aim with his customary coolness. Iu reality he cared little for the  girl, but he was not used to being thwarted.  He could easily kill the young fellow who  stood opp/aite him, but the girl, where would  it lead her ? His face took on a more serious  look than any one had ever seen there. When  he had tired of her, as he surely must, what  then ? She was so different, could she ever  sink to be one of those painted creatures? A  curious impulse stirred him, and when " Big  Jim " gave the word to fire, he raised his arm  and fired in the air, receiving at the same time  < t  pass  a severe shock in his right arm.  was all he said.  When Jack Devore recovered his senses, he  was lying on a rude couch, and a woman sat  beside him. As he opened his eyes, she leaned  forward, and in the dim light he recognized  her as one of the hangers-on of the place.  ���" Jack," she said, softly, " you know me,  and I know you, and I reckon there ain't  much love lost, but I'm glad you didn't shoot.  You remember Lola ?"  Jack did, and he stirred uneasily. It had  been hard to leave her, when he was forced to  leave Sacramento, she was so pretty, and did  not speak much English, and she had followed  him all the way from Mexico.     Poor Lola !  ���uainau THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  "Yesj''--lre>ariswered, shortly.  ' " Because*^ the woman went on,   '" I knew  her.      She died ' here ;   she   loved   3^011,   Jack  Devore, and Inez is her   daughter,   hers   and  . ���3^ours." '.".'���'  There was a silence for a  long   time ;   then,  as it began to grow oppressive, Jack said, in a  . strangely softened voice :  " Does she���does Inez know it ?"  'l No',-'the. other answered.  'e '' Don?"t tell her then,'' he .said,.; ' '.; And;say,  Rose" __he reached' into his pocket .and painfully produced six hundred dollars' in bills-^  "give her' this, arid'tell her,"to marry that  feller, and'get out.a' 'You'if do it ?"' "'.'���"'."  '   "Yes," answered "the woman.     "Anything-  else, Jack?"  :" . / ���-.  '?i Yes," was the'quiet' reply,,' " I'm', going ;  get me my pony, Rose, like a good girl."-'  Half an hour later "the' sound   of: galloping  . hoofs was heard growirig   fainter* "arid" fainter  out on the moonlit hiesaa ���      ��� <A  Beatrice' Beujdo' de Luna.  SHORT. STORIES. -a  ��� An English lady is told of,' in the Spectator,  "who complained to a shop-keeper that,in sending parcels to her, >he -would address her as  "The Honorable." "Don't mention it, ma'am.  It doesn't signify at all." "But it does, signify.  My parcels may go to the wrong person.. I  am not ' Honorable.' " "We, madam, -have;  alwa3^s found you so."  ; "A-shining evangelic light, Sir' James 'Fitz-  james Stephen, was ascetic by temperament,  hating.lorig dinners, abhorring port wine, arid  appearing to hisasons a sort of living "categorical imperative."������������.;'���' Did you ever know  your father.to :do a' thing because it was pleasant?" La'dyaStepheiii;-"oiicemasked one of her  children. ������ ��� ,;1^ Yes,' ��� once���when he ' married  .youy"was-the young-courtier's neat" reply.  ' George Forbes, the engineer of the' Niagara  Electric company, says he 'once lived in a  house belonging to one of the Porter family,  who havev long owned "most of the property  near the falls. A Miss Porter was once traveling in Europe; and, at the table d'hote, her  neighbor said : " Oh, if you are an iVmerican  I suppose you have seen Niagara Falls?" She  turned to her inquirer^ and, fixing him with  her eyes, said :   "I own them !"_,  The River Clyde, of which the. Scotch are  j ustly proud, was at the beginning of the century but a small, shallow stream, but by magnificent engineering at a fabulous cost it to-da3^  floats the great ships of the world. An American sea-captain at Glasgow was listening to  a resident dilating upon the Clyde, when he  interrupted him rather contemptuously :  "Rivers? Why, yc>u haven't room enough in  this country for rivers." " I know that," said  the Scotchman, perfectly undisturbed, "but  God Almighty made your rivers ; we made the  Clyde."  i (Tl  'I'm on .the sea-!.- .I'm "on:, the "sea-! '"' wrote  "Barry Cornwall-,." as-if life on the ocean wave  were a j ov. But. it ��� was ��� Ms ��� imagination .that  wrote the song,' for he was the sickest of sailors  and detested the .seaa ,," I .'had; it from Mrs:  Proctor," says Santley, the/singer,.-/ who told  me that she used' to ��� tease ; him1, . hrimming a  strain,of his jovial sea-song; as.;;he Jlay,'' a.very  log, huddled iri s'haWls 'and W.tarpauUri/cross-.  ' iiig the Channel,'with3%^  tion left to utter, :''My de^ar^donH.j'/^ a .;/,    .-������  ... . '     - ... ���    f' i ir.<'.. .-������ ��� .    ..'"*���'���<���  "      \ .A ��� ' ~y      ,, _ ��� -..���'.   .,'-..-"-���s'  -��� ':' ,. ���   '  / The Earl of Stafford married at.St,. Germain,  1694,   ,the";eldest :daughtef 'of '^the ..Count xle  ���Grammbrit; iii his'will he thus; expresses, himself':'"I'leave" to the   very   worst .of women,-���  who' is' guilty of everything   "that.".is.*, bad, . the.  dauo-htef-  of   M.    Grammont,"a Frenchman,  whom ' I���''have "unfpftunately-,married;   forty-  five' halfpeiice^ with.^yji-iGh to' buy. a .pullet, for  supper; a'great^^rnjtharihera'fa'ther can often  p-ive her, .he..being, .the ��� worst of-, men ��� 'arid.' riis  wife^the ,wors.t of..w���omen,-'...^dsI,--b^ly?-kno:wn  their.. characters, ,.I   had .never ���irriari-'ied .-'their ,  daughter nor made made,.myself =so':unhappy." '  ���; 'K-^  Some writers of sea-songs were1 poor sailors  .When- Trollope ..was.,,,in-:::.-.the "Post-Office  Department, : a ./mail ke.pt- ..writing. the:-"'most  outrageous .,.and,:.violent, lettersa-of; .complaint  about postal arrangements, frprri-some;, refiiote  part of Ireland.. Trollope-. was. sent off to"'iri-  vestigate, arriving there very wet- and 'huifgiy1  one dark winter's night. . -. He-.was' met af tiie  door in the- most, hospitable .'manner ".".'by', a  delightful old p-entleman, who immediately,  ordered brandy and ..water���very .hot. .: Then  came dinner. . Trollope must stay, the .night..  A- charming daughter joined in ���with"." the ..old  gentleman. ...After dinner, Trollope reluctaiftl'y.  proposed    business.     . The     old     gentleman  .was grossly, affronted, and.would not hear of  it. ' The next day Trollope again .pressed the  old gentleman' about his complaint. *" The old  gentleman became very confused. '' Well, you  see," he said," "the fact is I haven't any complaint ; it's all humbug. It'is very lonely" up  here, and so, as I like writing letters. 'I took  to writing to the  post-office  just   to   pass,   the  .time."- " :-  MORE  BLUFF.  The Seattle press seems perfectly frantic  and reckless in the tactics to which it is resorting in the endeavor to hold the Canadian  Yukon trade for that city. Here is a sample  'from the Seattle Times, referring to the  enforcement of the Canadian duty : "Undoubtedly the most of 'the bo3^s ' will get through  without much of a tax. They travel in  bodies, while the Canadian officers are few in  number and far between., These men will not  attempt to be too exacting. There will be  plenty of trouble if they do. It is evident that  the Victoria and Vancouver merchants are  using this tariff tax business as a scare, and a  bait, too. Let every man buy his outfit here  in Seattle, and take his chances with the police  at the border. Ten thousand men will not be  skinned by one hundred Canadian police !"  The only possible effect that sort of wicked  incendiary "bluff"   could  have   would  be   to  get any American prospectors who were foolish  enough to be influenced by it into very serious  trouble; for a of course, Canada's right to' collect duties' iri the premises not admitting of  question, those duties will be collected, - with-'  out fear or favor.-^Columbian.  GENTLE ALICE BROWN.  W. S. Gilbert. '     ".-'-..'  It was a robber's daughter, and lid' name was Alice Brown,  lier .father was the terror, of a small Italian town;,  Her mother was a"foolish, weak, but amiable old thing;  But it isn't of h'er'pare'ntsahat I'm going for to sing.'      "       ...  As Alice was aWttin'g at her window;-'sill one day,  ��� A beautiful young gentleman he chanced to pass that way;  . She east her eyes upon him, and lie looked so, good and true, '  ���' That she thought, " Itcould be happy with a .gentleman  like-,  --.:,������:���   you!" .   ''   - ' -      -...;'       ���   ���: . '  ;':";'  :   And every morning passed her house  that cream  of gentlemen, ��� ,      ,   "    ,       ' , ' A   A''  She knew she might expect him at a quarter-past ten;": :  A sorter in the'eustpmrhouse it .was his daily road  :' '(The custom-house was'fifteen minutes walk from lietf abode.),  But Alice was a pious girl, who knew-it wasn't wise .  .. To look at strange young sorters with expressive purple eye's;;  So she sought the  village priest  to  whom  her'family'con-.  . lessee!, ::     t   -  ���.      ���   . ' i  The priest by whom their little sins were carefully assessed.'  " Oh, holy father," Alice said, "'twould grieve you, would  it  .not, '    . ' ....  To discover that r .was a.mostxlisreputable lot?    ���  Of all unhappy sinners tan "the most unhappy one!"    '���  The padre"  said,  '.' Whatever have you  been and  gone and ���  ������    ''    done?" , ���   ..-      ��� .--=--^.-.-_ ;  .- "I haye helped mamma to steal a little kiddy from its dad,  I've assisted dear papa in cutting up alittle lad,  I've planned a little forgery and'-forged a little check,  " And slain a little baby for tne coralon its neck!"  ''The worthy pastor lieaved a sigh and dropped a silent leaiy y "  ��� Aud.said; " yon musn't judge yourself too heavily, my dear ;  : It's wrong'to murder babies, littlcoorals for to lleece;  ?.*Bu't Sins like these one expiates at half a crown apiece.  ! " Giris' will be girls���you're very  j;oung, and  flighty in your  e;,.. ,. ..iplnd; . '���"���'.  "'Old heads upon young shoulders we must not expect to  lind :  ." We musn't be too-hard upon these little girlish tricks���  Let's, sec���live crimes at  half a-crown���exactly twelve-and-  ���' six." ���'���*���'"'   " -  1 " Oh, father," little Alice cried,  " your  kindness makes  mc  f-     '     weep,      -. -������.,���- ��� '   "  Vou do these Little things for me so singularly cheap���  : Your thoughtful lTberality I never can forget;  But,' oh! therejs anotner crime 1 haven't mentioned yet!  " A pleasant-looking gentleman, with pretty purple eyes,  '��� I'vcAio'ticcd at'my window, as I've sat a-catching (lies ;  . lie passes by it every day as certain as can be������  I blush to sayd've winked at him and he has winked at me 1"  \ " For,shame!" said Father Paul, " my erring  daughter! , On  '��� my word '     *.   ���  This is" the most distressing news that! have ever heard.  Why, naughty girl,  your  excellent papa  has  pledged  your  i hand ���"������.-��� ���  ;!To a promising young robber, the lieutenant of his band!  \ "This dreadful piece of news wiLl pain ybur worthy parents so.  They are.the most remunerative customers L know;   ,  ��� For 'many,  many  years  they've kept   starvation   from  my  -: doors: . ���  I iiever knew so criminal a famiLy as yours!  " The common country folk in this insipid neighborhood  Have nothing to 'confess, they're so ridiculously good ;  And if you marry any one respectable at all,  Why,   you'll   reform, and   what  will   then   become of Father  ���Paul-?".  The worthy priest, he tip and drew his cowl.upon his  crown  And started off in haste to tell the news to Kobber Brown-  To tell him how his daughter, who was now for  marriage lit,  Had winked upon a sorter, who reciprocated it.  Good Robber Brown he mullled up his anger pretty well;  He-said, "1 have a notion, and that notion 1 will tell ;  I will nab this gay young sorter, terrify him into fits,  And get my gentle wife to chop him into little bits.  " I've studied human nature, and I. know a thing or two ;  Though a girl may fondly love a living gent, its many do���  A feeling of disgust upon her senses there will fall  When she looks upon his  body chopped   particularly small."  He traced that gallant sorter to a still suburban square ;  He watched his opporluni ty, and seized him unaware ;  He took a life-preserver and he hit him on the head,  And Mrs. Brown dissected him before she went to bed.  And pretty little Alice grew more settled in her mind,  She never more was guilty of a weakness of the kind,  Until at length good Robber Brown bestowed her pretty hand  On the promising young robber, the lieutenant of his band. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  i:  I   t  i 'I  H  a!.  i,i'  S-  ! -  I.  (  M. Dickie, Truro, N. S., is in the city.  A. B. Acorn, of Rossland, was in town on  Sunday.  Thos. Metcalf, a Winnipeg barrister, is  visiting Nelson.  Dan Mann, the railroad contractor and mine  owner, is in Nelson.    -  T. B. Sullivan and T. Lennan, two -Montana mining men, are registered at the Grand  Central,  The, new, city goal is now ready for occupancy. Already it has sheltered a couple of  city prisoners. . , ,--._;".  Mr. and, Mrs. P. J. Russell, with their little.  daughter, are taking a vacation.at the Haly-  cpn Hot Springs.       . a ., a  . , -Sheriff Redgrave, whose adventures are the  talk of two continents, . came. down from  Donald yesterday.    '    t ,. , ,'V    '.  r It is said that placerdiggirigs-;have beenidis-  . cevered ;ori: the Salmon river between'Sheep  andaLost;;creeks. a "aaa  r a a  "''���'-Oh account of the  sudden   rise   in cwheat:  Ogilvie's Hungarian ��� has 4been*'-" advancedv to  $6.70 per barrel wholesale. ^ ^-'- ���;���-���* :<p,::*   ;  *'" Mr. "and "'"Mrs. iSeo. l C:.   Barton^ of Omaha,  are  in   'town. /*' Mr.''[ Bartonc * is 'interested   in :  * smelting works' in Nebraska.        ;      "     i  ..... P.   .    ���_;-.,-f .    ;.- r-,    ���,-/-;���'   '--'.A a*-   .aAA" v.     '  : Mr! arid" "Mrs. Wm. Braden,, .of Helena, i  Mont., are in "the' city. M.r.. Bradenv js. inter-1  ested in the/Pilot Bay smelter. .' ,���..,."  The Hall smelter is handling about 250 tons  of ore .per da\a and it is reported that it is of a ;  a. a   A':d:c    --.1   aa^77 , la^yf ,1;".-j-    ,v..pu.v;^:     -'���   i  very much better grade than heretofore,   a..- , .   .  , E. C. ..Cornell,, of .Portland,; who .Has Jbeenain .  ���the'city   for  two,N weeks looking..after, some  mining interests, left for home ,011. Monda>'. ������;���  W. A. Macdonald has returned;from ,aashprt '  outing to Balfour.     Mrs. .Macdonald and Mrs.  Peters will remain there for a few da3TS longer.  Mr. Thomas,ieo Peel, late.-v6f.,. the .JJnion  -gank,,. Los.Angeles; is. iri Victoria. Mr;.-^e,el  is an Englishman and,lie is .Pleased thatvhe is  aofain J;o live .under: the. old, British .flag..,- , ,. ���: =.  -Mr. :George. Leishmati; -the representative  of the Ogilvie Milling /��� Company ':ih'T"British  Columbia, gave The. Economist a pleasant  call this week. Mr. Leishman is alwa3rs a  welcome visitor in Nelson, where he has many  frieha'sV He is one of the am'Pst ^indefatigable  c workers on the road and the result ofhis incessant toil is manifested ^ in ^ the increased  sales of the goods mariufactured lay his firm.  There is a very strong belief among many  experienced mining men in this place that  "Kprty-nine Creek and Eagle Creek will, soon  turn out gold in large quantities. The development upon the Granite mine shows a  large bod3* of high grade free gold ore, and  the property promises to be one of the best  mines in the district. The property- is now  being worked under bond to Andrew Jensen  and others.  Louis    Case3a    the    well     known    Victoria  lumberman, sa3's that there are 2,000 men  at.  Skagwaj- Ba3a who are not properh-- outfitted,  and that if the3^ get over the Pass the3'- will  suffer many hardships on the way down the  river.,'. Letters received are to the effect that  the White Pass trail is in a very bad condition  and as Chilkoot Pass is not passable to animals  ver3^ little of the 1,000 tons of freight now at  Skagwa3^ can be moved until spring.  A party consisting of Sir. J. A. Kaye, of  Melbourne, Australia, Col. Scott, London,  England, and Fred Hicks, of Perth, Ontario,  have been sojourning in the city for the past  few weeks. The party left Calgary the 6th of  April, since which . time they have travelled  over considerable of British Columbia and  incidentally had great sport hunting big game.  From here they return to Calgary, from which  point they will row down the river to Winnipeg. From the latter place they wiir go to  New Orleans, where they will spend, the  winter. Fred- Hicks is; a Lanark county boy  and has seen ihucH of the -world in! His^'tiiheA  J ���w  Some few da3rs ago in   Kamloops, according 1  to the" Inland   Sentinel,   a,..number pf young  men were fined for playing, or ^looking,, .on, at  a game of chance in one of "the hotels- in that  i -,     .'-..���        -������'   5. ���  ���  y - .-:       -'������ 'I- /'-'. ' a '' ��� ���    i,(i'--:   ������������  city/ " The . proprietor of the hotel was sum-  mohedat the same time. to . explain why he  allowed games of chance to ,be  played   in his  ��� ".,::    >y,r^\P   [^a Ja  irA^<    A-.'.i-   ���������.'���-'   v "-'      .���.,-���-���-  hotel.. . His case was deferred until a later  date,"I. wnen- it  was   dismissed .for   want., of  >i>    10'     a i-    -'-'A    lA-iC- "r-"-1 V    ���  "v'-.-'.."'������'��� ������     -*^v        '��� '-��� *'���(*' - -'���"���  'evidence. Npw if ..there was evidence ..which  justified tne imposition of  fines  upon >ypung  men for playing, or looking on,   at a game of  A,.'-~-r.' a-:  :'^   ;o   5^��/'���:���.-?������. "'������' -;   '-v-ya-A-i --aA ���..   &-- - -."���-  "enhance, how "comes it ,tbat there, was no  evidence to show that a game of chance, had  bieeti ptkyed T If these. young ruen were' j ustly  Jfihed^tfeh ifchere niust' have .been ^ evidence to :  prove conclusfvely that a game of chance had  been pla3^ed.      On the'other hand if there was :  ;.,no eyidjence to showvjthajt? a-..game pL^ch&nce  had been,played,then,those, fines, -were^nlawr  fully amposecl audj;should be.a;iiume.dia^ejly  f^fija^-jVssi   -t^:' iA-j -fv..f a,:!: ^,>a> -^a ^hl   ���  '-"*��� The i?uli court *5^e&tefday gave1 a  veryyiiirj-  portaht docisioh which ih-'en^ct' ^ecfares * that  the-British Columbia vEfe^c6^cf"^oes*Hn"ot apply-  to^ railways- -under1   the" ^j{irisdictioli'  of" the  : Dominion:": The;;?d#Mon^'Was^veifi 1nl?n^  :  appeal 6f' Madden V^^elsbffW F^rf^ri^gSal  railway.    "Plairitifr   brought; suit   Vo "recover  damages for the killing of itrv^o'^h6rWss46%ned.  by plaintiff,;:which were .r'(lhaov4f 'by' a train  on the' defendant's  railway: " The.aaction^ was*  tried at Nelsofii before /Judge"; F'ofiri, WHo helof  that the defendants were   liable under the provisions  Of the " act' passed   ty the  British 'Columbia   legislature, which provided that   rail-  wa3's in the Province whether under:the jurisdiction   of the   Province or of the   Dominion:  should  be  liable   for   such casuaIties,  .unless  their lines were fenced in accordance, with the  provisions  of the B. C.   Fence   Act.     The defendants   appealed   on   the ground   that their  railway having.'been  declared by the  Dominion parliament to be  a  work for the general  advantage of Canada, was subject onlv to the  provisions  of the   Dominion  railwa3' act with  reepect to fencing, and that the  local act was  ultra vires of the  provincial legislature,  in So  far as it dealt with Dominion railwa3's.     The  full court holds that the contention of appeLJ/  lants is correct, and allows the appeal wit'n  costs. Judgment was delivered by Mr. Justice,  McCreight, Justices Walkem and McColl concurring. Mr. L. P. Duff appeared for the  railway (appellants), Mr. Gordon Hunter, for  respondents.���Colonist, Aug. 20.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The regular meeting of the city conncil was  held     last     Monday   night.     Present:      His  Worship,  Mayor  Houston, and   Aid. Gilker,  Hillyer, Malone and Teetzel.  Communications  were   received  from John  Watson,   re Stanley street   sidewalk, (ordered  placed   on   file);   from  John   Bo3^d  & Co., re  tender for. head  for  water  works,,and  from  , Joshua.  Davies,   re nuisance   caused by sca.v-  \ e.nger.dumping refuse matter on lot 58 A.   ,^  ,      On motion of Aid. Gilker, seconded by Aid.  Hillyer, it was   resolved that the following ac-  count  be   paid:    John,  Houston,    salary   .as  mayor for  four months, at  the. rate of,$2,000  per year,.namely $666.66, and  that  an order,  signed by the   mayor.arid .city^clerk,..be dra>vn  on the city treasurer, and that a.cheque there-  for.be. issued  signed .by.the^chy treasurer and  the mayor.. ��� . ,  Other small accounts were-ordered paid. ^ .  The mayor ,wa"s authorized .'to wire the.city  lockup for electric lights.  l  .  - ��� .   i ... ...-.,  a-. ,;-j:yfi.-\ ���:"'.���"- i",,.>! 7:' :v     ���. "--4.'   .c..a.:~A <u....:'.�� a'a.':;-a'.:-  , A   by-law  -limiting   the    number, -of retail  :'���    i>'".��j-:     ^-fJjjii'-.-a^i.-     V;-l7-.:     <<-A  j.:^: ���������*.' ---/  liquor licenses, was .- read, a . first,. aud .second  time, considered in , committee, reported com-  plete w.ith amendments, and then read a^third  time. *   The   b3r-Iaw   provides   for    1? ..hotel  licenses, 5 saloons,  2 bottle licenses and ^ rcs-  ���j-;y   "/>-}-���v'-ia    ra/L'-JL;-'- ^;a'��a. ������������-'-" r..."...<������*-���*.<��. /ai;  taurant   licenses"  .   The"   number   of   saloon  -���.; .r.-j ���;'---'i.     p-a.-f'-'.y*���'.'' a''.^' -a'.a-�� ��� ,'.������''-.''- i'/i^.--5^*-.-"- 1* -^<^  licenses" cannot   be increased without  the by-  r^ vv ���;'���* ^nrci5yj ;a,a *���:�� ���"*���"-, ���,;/: a-'    --' ��'���'' -; fiiiii ^'''���'-���-J  law being'" amended, and   if at   any time   any  ..   -.,.;.;-  'jft\   s��{    3-��   :v>*.   , .     ���������-'-;   ..;:-;--'a     --'���������- J '���' 1 -.  one "of these licenses be revoked no ^otker  license in lieu' thereof can ,be granted without  A!i<--.-  -  '*������;���*:*:���>   r ',-v\- .-;   >   ,     '        ..     .-;     -:   ;������       :  :'*."������ ���'���   .  the amendment of the by-law. . The number  of hotel licenses.catinot be increased until the  -".'.-������     -i   ���    ��� ��� ; ���> t-A"A>    j'~\'     A-     z     -'A'"    ;'    *'"-ii'   "���'  population of'Nelson shall,,have been ascer-  taihed to reach1 the .5,000- limit. Then there  shall be onlv one hotels license for each 1,000  in excess���of 5,000. . The by7law doescnot prp-  vide .Tor..an increase or decrease, of, bottle  licenses.  /"'"John Blaney was appointed pound keeper.  The   council   adjourned until. August   25th,  ar'3 .p-"in.'V., /    ���.'/���.'-.'."'"   ... '   - ..... - .,    '"  '-..:.....������  ^At'-a 'shobtihg-party in the nOrtn of Scotland  a' wolnaai'appeared dad in the orthodox sporting outfit hitherto monopolized by the sterner  sex: : Aithoiign she expended a considerable  number of cartridges, she did not succeed in  bringing down a single bird. The gamekeeper, after the return of the party, expressed  himself as follows regarding the ladjj-'s performance : " She apit the gentlemen a' that  she cud. She wore the same claes, she  smoked, drank a nip o' whusky, a3a an' ance  eied a bit swear laich in, bit as for shutin' she  cudno hit a barn-door at ten 3rairds, and she  never ance said thank 3"e tae masel. If 0113-  mair o' her kind come about I'll throw up ma  job." THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  JAMES WOOD EXECUTED  James Wood ;has paid the penalty of his  crime, and once more'lias the majesty of the  British law been vindicated. There were no,  bouquets ; no sickly sentimentality; no peti-  tions to have such a splendid representative of  the brute spirit of the age pardoned; no phy-  siologist to demonstrate that from , the cranial  -formation of his head he could not do otherwise than commit murder ;', but simply a  decorous march to the scaffold and a scientific  adjustment of the noose, , and the murder, of  Paddy Woods was avenged. In plain words,  it was an old fashioned execution:' in the form  -provided 037" British law. :.-  ���'  �����r'  The details of the   crime   for  which  James  Wood suffered the extreme penalty   of the law  are familiar to all.     In the desire to add to his  'already varied and well-selected  assortment of  deadly wea pons he visited a * blacksmith' shop  ' kept by Samuel M. Woods; and was detected in  the act  of robbery.     Deceased asked what   he  was'doing in the shop.     Wood made  no   ans-  , wer.    The deceased said :     "I  saw you   turn  down the light," and then himself turned  the  electric light 6u, whereupon the stranger (and  the action was seen by Madame   Malette, who  was j ust closing her hotel opposite) drew a revolver  and shot   the    deceased,    inflicting   a  wound from which   death ensued 50 hours later.     Wood ran away   immediately   upon   the  shooting towards   the   C. P. R.   station.     He  was seen   by   several,  but   owirig to the dark  could riot be identified   further than  by  Mrs.  Malette,. who when  she saw the deceased and  his assailant standing together, described  him  as a smaller man than the deceased.     At 10:30  next morning the attention of an engine driver,  Alexander Dow, was   attracted to  the actions  of a man lying alongside of the   track leading  from Nelson to Robson, at about sixteen miles  from this place, and from information given by  Dow to the police, and  the description   given  by the deceased, Wood waa  arrested   at   Robson.     He.said nothing when   arrested   further  than to ask ifor food.   He was identified by his  dying victim as the assassin.      Cm athe person  of the murderer was found a large collection of  weapons���not   usually   of the  character  supposed to form the equipment of an honest man  looking  for  work.       He was   committed  for  trial, but a few hours after a true bill had been  returned   against   him  by   the   grand jury he  made his escape.      But   Providence   conspired  with the long arm of the law  to   effect  James  Wood's punishment  and   he  was   recaptured.  His trial, which only lasted a   few   hours,   resulted in a verdict of guilty of murder   in the  first degree.      When asked if he had anything  to say why the sentence of _ death   should   not  be passed upon him, he remained silent���most  potent evidence of his guilt.      His   Lordship,  Judge Walkem passed the sentence   of death,  and if the blood of the   unfortunate   man  who  was to die quickened in the least  his  face  did  not betray it.  . pied a felon's cell. Since- his 'arrival from  ; New Westminster he was the   least   concerned  of all-in his vicinity.as regarded his approach-  '.ing death.       Nothing   seemed "to   upset ��� his  equanimity. He slept well, ate well and took  ,' no heed to the   morrow. '"   Much of  his   time  was' devoted to' reading, arid up to the last  . he manifested a peculiar interest in   his books,  which consisted of the,.-latest  magazines.-   In    ���        o  , short James Wood was- ;a   direct, challenge to  . the traditional,. murderer.. - ., To   what  class ��� of  . criminals. James Wood belonged it is not hard  , to ..decide.-  ,' Prof.- Ferri, the celebrated Italian  criminologist,    divides    the     entire   bod3^   of  , criminals into   five   categories���criminal madmen, born criminals, , criminals   037-   contracted  habits, occasional criminals,   and   criminals of  passion.       Born   or   instinctive..criminals   are  those who most frequently present the organic  and, psychological, characteristics; established  by criminal anthropology. ,.;; These; .are either  savage or brutal men, or crafty   and idle, who  ^draw0rib   distinction   between   homicide,   robbery,    or   Other  kinds   of crime,   and honest  industry.1    "They are criminals just as others  are,good workirigmeri," sa3^s Fregier ;  and, as  Romagnosi puts it,  actual punishment  affects  them much less than  the   menace   of punishment, or does not affect' them at all, since they  regard imprisonment as a natural risk of then-  occupation,   as   masons   regard  the   fall   of a  roof, or as miners regard fire-damp.      " They  do not suffer  in   prison.       They   are   like   a  painter in his studio,  dreaming   of their next  masterpiece.      They  are   on  good terms with  their jailers,   and   even   know   how   to  make  themselves useful."     To   this   class most undoubtedly James Wood belonged.  Moreover, James Wood was a criminal of  superhuman sagacity and marvellous powers  of combination. All ^efforts to extort from  him anything that bore on his family history  were unavailing! He once said that he had  been born arid raised in Gait, Ont., but that  was untrue, as inquiries made demonstrated  beyond doubt. That he had traveled a great  deal in his time was disclosed by the intimate  knowledge he possessed of various countries,  particularly in Central America. He took no  one into his confidence, and he guarded his  secrets with the same care that a miser guards  his gold. As for religion he did not profess  any, and when a Methodist preacher called  upon him he said he did not want to see him,  as it would only tend to embarrass both.  A more sullen man than Wood never   occu-  The cell in which the condemned man  spent the last days of his life was a little  whitewashed apartment in the Provincial jail.  For some days Constable Ince had been preparing it for the accomodation of Wood. From  this cell could be heard the noise of the carpenter's hammer as the gruesome scaffold was  being placed in position, but if the noise grated  harshty on the nerves of the man who was to  die, he gave no outward signs of it. He  laughed as he conversed with his keepers.  From this it was inferred that he hoped to  make one last  desperate attempt   to baffle the   j  law. He had not been informed until Tues-  da3' that the appeal for a'new trial had . been  denied and that the. sentence of the court  would ber carried out. ��� Before dinner the sheriff called upon Wood at the jail. He was read-:  ing as usual. When informed that' the death  sentence would surety be carred put Wedhes-  da3': morning, he looked up from his book and  said, " Well." rHe was told to-make, his7 final '  preparations for- death, and he - nodded pleas-  antty and resumed the reading of his book.  By long odds he was more unconcerned than  the sheriff.' - -       <    .  During his   last   night   on   earth, Wood remained perfectly unconcerned.    Just before retiring for the night he was visited   by aii   officer, wno gave him a   couple   of cigars.    The  officer asked Wood if he had any.statements o.  make, to which he replied : . "No."  -"Well,  Wood,'' said the officer, [ 'it would be a matter  of, public, concern if-you-stated whether or not  you were guilty."     "I have   no  statement ��� to  make."     "Do 3-011 want to see a clergyman ?"  inquired the officer.      "No,   I   do   not,"   ans-  .  wered the  condemned  man   somewhat   pleasantly, and bade him good-night., He slept ver3r  ,  well.     At an early   hour   he   arose   and  completed his toilet,   and 7on   the   arrival   of. the  officers of the law he   felt  perfectly   resigned.  Outside of the  law   officers   about.thirty were  present. The preliminaries were soon arranged,  and after the reading of the death warrant the  march to the scaffold begari.       His step  was  light and not   once did his face betoken signs  of    anxiety,   not -even    when   he   looked   up  at the suspended rope.      The   knot was   soon  adjusted, the signal for the last act was given,  the lever was pulled; and   the   spirit  of James  Wood went forth to meet his God.     The hour  was 8 o'clock.  After being suspended for half an hour the  bod3' was cut down, arid as this paper is being  distributed to subscribers the coroner's inquest  is being held. The body will then be placed  in a grave in the jail yard. Quicklime will  soon reduce all that is now left of James Wood  to its original elements.  WHO   WAS JAMES  WOOD ?  The mystery surrounding the true identity  of James Wood will never be cleared up. That  he was well brought up his conduct while, in  prison seemed to establish. That he was  well educated, his interest in literature bore  the rnost convincing testimony. But further  than this he might have dropped from the  clouds for all that is known of him. And isn't  it better that some gray-haired mother is in ignorance of the ignominious death of her sou  on the scaffold ? Vishnu.  Manager LaPointe, of the Grand Central  hotel, who returned from Quartz Creek 011  Monday night, reports the mines in flourishing  condition. About thirty-five men are employed building a wagon road from Salmo to  Ymir. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  > ���  a i  i f *  '���i  I : u  t ��� .'-  i -  i  i . .  OF INTEREST TO WOMEN.  knowledge thus attained  to manage  A ' late, conversation between a  number of women chanced to fall  upon the common occurrence. of  women uianying their juniors. It  was remarked that these marriages  were,, almost invariably happ}'  ones. One of the group ventured  ,the Opinion that the reason for this  lay in the -wisdom gained- with  years   by ��� the    wife,    and  in   the  as to how  her. husband. ' Another  , thought that a man always wanted  his   wife   to   "mother"   him,   and  , was   best  satisfied   when   she'  did,  while she-was -naturally-satisfied by  his satisfaction.      A third was sure  that to take care of others   was a  woman's   true   vocation'    and   the  secret desire of her heart,  and that  this   calling    was  , most  ' entirely  entered upon when   the   selfishness  of extreme., youth    was    past   and'  when    the    husband   was   younger  than   herself.,      One   of the talkers  contributed her quota to the stories  of remarkable   differences   in  3rears  between man   and  wife. '   A   onetime bishop of Maryland,  she said,  married   a woman   who   had   been  one   of   his   mother's   bridesmaids,  and who had made his own ��� christening robe.     He was so devotedly  attached   to   her    that, ��� when .she  died   from   extreme    old-age,  mourned    her    memcry,    with  thought of filling her place   all  rest of his life.  if any one of the. masculine half of  humanity were to. be suddenly  transplanted back a hundred years,  it is to be feared that he would flee  from the presence of some of, the  last century beauties holding his  nose. ...  A recent interview with a corset-  maker shows that there   are  many  women   who   ".follow   the   distinc-  tively ,barbarous and" untidy , habit  of allowing themselves .only One or  two pairs of corsets per 3^ear.'' This  expert says   that.  a,  stout   woman  must have-six pair, per  year -anyway, and that'a thin girl might do  on fewer,  but   that   the  ordinarily  plump girl can   not  get   along   011  less than,.five.       It   is   said  03?- the  expert that there   are' many  stout  women   who. buy   twelve   pairs , a  year.      The expert went on to sa}'  that corsets lose their elasticity, and  sag, . stretch   and   twist,   so ' that a  woman who wishes to preserve her  outline   must   not   onty  buy   good  corsets, but not wear them too long.  Victoria Hotel, August 18, 1894.  '  ' 1  < t> ' ' '  Fred Goodwin  wishes  to   inform his numerous  friends and acquaintances before they start for  That he is Selling Trail  Greek  Beer  at  Twenty=five  < 1 '" '      r. i  Cents a Quart.  Manufactured by  The   Kootenay    Brewing,   M  Distilling* Company, Limited.  and  ���o  ���he  no  the  ���PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  A    writer   in   a" fashion journal  remarks  on the   vast   change   that  has taken place in personal   cleanliness   within    the     last   century.  When   ladies   wear powdered- hair  nowada3'S,    and   when   they- make  such herculean efforts to   get   their  hair clean again, it will give: it-hern  an idea of what their great-grand,-  mpthers must have   endured   when-  they wore their   hair   powdered all  the time.      In fact, paint,   patches,  and powdered hair   were   not   conducive   to thorough neatness.   People in the days- of powder, depended j  more on strong   perfumes   than   on  soap and water.       Many will recall  the well-known lines in which Pope  revenged- himself -on   Lady   Mary  Wortley   Montagu,    who,   brilliant  and intellectual as she was, had, as |  has been tersety said,    "an   inadequate appreciation of clean  linen."  In fact, manv.a   famous   beauty   of:  that time was   " by turns a slattern 1  or a belle."     It is disenchanting to. j  know that the  famous  Duchess of!  Devonshire was   "a   dowd}r in the!  morning, that critical hour when a j  woman should be as fresh as Venus  HIS HONOUR the. Lieutenant-Go\ ernor has  been pleased to make the1 following appointment : . ��� .A  7th August, 1897.  Walter Bowdex Smith, of the City of Kaslo.  Esquire, to be.'a Clerk in the' Assessor's Office.  Kaslo. ....  Robert J. Martin, of 'the Town of Roseberry,  West Kootenay, Esquire, to be an'"Assistanl  Timber Inspector.  Headquarters for. Miners' and Builders  NOTICE.  A Full Stock of Graniteware .and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application.  Give us a Call.     Prompt Attention to Letter Orders.  Telephone 21. Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  The .saw-mill at Robson', IB. C, known as-the  "Robson Saw-mill Company's Mill," has, in  accordance with-the provisions of the "Land  Act," been seized for non-payment of timber  royalty.  If such royalty,together with costs of seizure,  is not paid before t'he 23rd day of August, 1S97,  said mill and appurtenances, or so much  thereof as may he -necessary, will be sold by  auction stUe there, af 2 p.m., on that day, to  pay the amount of the royalty, together with  expenses of seizure and costs of safe.  R. J. SKINNER,  Timber Inspector.  The   above  sale  has   been  postponed  until  September 23rd.  K. J. SKTNNER.  For the Very  Best Meal at   the Most  Reasonable'Price  ours, is the  place.    ���   ; a-  Every description  of punches   pti-t - up  to  order. . We' are  now prepared  to "��� ""'���',  jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Earts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons. &e.  Wedding Cakes a specialty. '...., ���...,. "'"'     '''"  The Finest Breafl, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also  a fresh supply'of Fancy Candies.        ... "...  R. HURRY, Proprietor, Baker Street, Nelson��  OTICE.  FIRST-CLASS WISHES, II  Two Dollars Per Day and U  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,  La point &. Farley*  -������"���'���:'*"    "       ��� nelson;  ��� -;  i      <*���.-  Everythihg New  ���   * v . * -    ���        .        ���       i     ..  SAMPLE ROOM. FREE.  B.  C.  NOTICE is hereby given that  in   accordance  with Section 8 of tlie "Sanitary Regulations of j  1890," a resolution has been  passed by the Pro-1  vineial Board of Health, declaring the sanitary j  regulations of 1896 to be in force in the city of  Nelson.  GEORGE H. DUNCAN, M. D.  Sec. Provincial Board of Health  entistry.  si,  Arising from the waves.'  Iu   fact.  DR. H. E. HALL, Graduate of Philadelphia  Dental College. Seven years experience. Gold  and porcelain crowns inserted. Teeth replanted. Oflice with Dr. George Hall, Baker  street.  ^r\L^IZ^  And   other   Aerated   Table Waters.  (Prepared and packed to suit all climates.)  A. ROSS & SONS, LTD., BELFAST, IRELAND. THE, NELSON ECONOMIST.  Winnipeg, Manitoba  e   Dealers   in   Butter,   Eggs,   Cheese  Cured ./Teats.. ���  The largest handlers of these g^oods in Western Canada,  warehouses   under  perfect   system  of  cold  storage.     Full Stock  carried at Nelson, B. C     For prices write or wire  anager  o  p  on  Branch  Parsons Produce Company.  Nos. !6 and 205 Baker St.5 Nelson,  Every  Department stocked   up with  New   Goods,   of   the' latest - Styles.  THE TRUE STORY.  The following correspondence  appears in the Colonist of August  19. As it. contains the true story  of Mr. Martin's visit to Nelson,  The Economist gives it in full.  The papers that so readily printed  the falsehoods that were circulated  as to Mr. - Martin's conduct while  in Nelson injustice to that gentleman should, print the communication :��� .        ���  MR.  MARTIN AT NELSON.  To The Editor :���I see in sundry papers attacks made on Hon.  G. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner  of Eands and Works, and his  utterances whilst in Nelson. lam  a resident of this town and had  several interviews with that gentleman, and found him courteous and  civil. He was to be found in the  government offices every day aud  was willing to listen to an}?- one  who called to see him.  In reference to the squatter  question I know of several who  interviewed him and who were  quite satisfied with the result. The  Chief Commissioner told in my  hearing that he had submitted a  plan to the Premier which he  thought would be just and equitable to all concerned. He did  state that squatters who were going  on    now,    being    aware   that   the  matter was to   be   decided   shortly,  deserved no consideration.  In reference to his sneering: at  his colleagues, that is untrue. He  spoke in the highest terms of them  all, and defended especially Colonel  Baker as to his acquisition of his  land. Being asked about re-election, I heard his remark about .the  $ 10,000 and what he said was that  his former election cost him no  more than his legitimate expenses,  and if $ 10, 000 was to be the cost of  the next one he would have to  mortgage his property.   .  In reference to the goal site, he  stated that he had his .own opinion  as to the proper site, but the government wished to build it where it  would not be an eye-sore to the public and would meet public requirements.'' " He quoted instances where  gaolsahad been built in towns and  then had to be moved out of them.  Now, these are the facts of the  case and the opposition paper here  gives him credit for being a reasonable man. I met Mr. Martin for  the first time when he arrived in  Nelson, and think the attacks made  on him are as uuj ust as uncalled  for.  Justice.  Nelson, B.C., August 13, 1897^  Funnicus���'' Er-��� why -  really say that   I  write   my  I   can't  jokes.  They come to me, as it were."  Sinnicus���"From whom do they  come ?"  " , /Wholesale and Retail  Tobacco, Ciorars. Cigarettes, Pines  and Tobacconists1 Sundries.  -SOEE OWNERS. OF-  THE FINEST BRAND MADE IN CANADA   .  Ask Your Dealer for Them.  olesale  Store,   North  of   Baker  Street,   Kelson  Retail Store, South Side of  Baker Street.  P. O. BOX 10S  TJSL. GO  Will Begin Operations on or about August 1.     A  Complete Line of   Carbonated  Waters. Syrups, Essences,   Etc. ���  Distilled   Water   Only   Used.  olesale and Retail  Head Office;  Nelson, 3. C.  Markets at  Nelson,  Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandon,   Rossland  and Trail  Economist  NOTICE  Is hereby given that J, Patrick Joseph Russell,  intend applying to theLicense Commissioners,  of the City o'f Nelson for a license to sell liquor'  bv retail at a saloon to be known as the "Bodega," situate on west half of lot 11, block 1, of  the citv of Nelson. P. J. Russell.  Dated at   Nelson,   B. C,  this 4th  clay of  August, 1897. ���ft.  IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  r.   ,  . s ���  .  ; *    i'  H    K  �� -1' ",-���  ' i ' *-,  ���'��� }:>.'���  i -; -  I-  !��'  i 1-,  i  (���::,.  i'"  J*  1��.,  It is only $2 per Year, or $1.50 if Paid in Advance.  Imporveme.;nts will be made each sufceeding week    ;  in the get up of the Paper, and New  ^ ���    ��� ' ' ' '' ' ��� - ���' "  Departments added.  1 -.  I  r  hi  E. MALLETTE & CO.,  DEALERS   IN  ugh and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., E*c.  BAKER STREET, (lu pri?&oai��i5 TcST.by        NELSON, B. C  rocery.  rocenes  a  (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRy)  revisions*    Small Store, Small  . Hume Addition is destined to be the popular residential part of  Nelson, owing to its . beautiful and healthy location, as well as being  easily reached: without the necessity of climbing the hill.  Stock, Small Profits.  Your Patronage Solicited  Iu almOst  Chemisettes and fronts ,of thin  fabrices and lace are worn with  nearly all dressy costumes.  Tarn O'Shanter hats of the finest  straw are trimmed with rosettes of  black velvet and a couple of black  quills.  " Bobby," said a teacher in a  Boston school, "I am surprised at  you! You are usually so studious,  and here you are drawing horrid,  idle pictures on your slate." "I  beg your pardon, miss," replied  the vouth with the hauteur of mis-1  understood genius,    "but   you are'  laboring under a slight misapprehension. This is not a horrid idle  picture. It is a design for a magazine poster."  "Your wife is very successful on  the lecture platform, Binks."  "Yes?" "She is, indeed. She  speaks right to the point, and never  seems a bit afraid." " Glad 3^ou  think so. I'm responsible for all  that." "You? How?" "I sit in  the audience, and she fixes her eye  on-me. and fires ahead. She says  she feels just as she does when  she's got me in a corner with some-  is situated about on a level   with Baker and Vernon streets.  almost every instance the lots sold up to date have been  who are building or will build houses for themselves. For the home-  seeker who wants a beautiful, healthy location for a home, Hume Addition offers every advantage.     Eots can now be had at  an.  thing I ought to hear,  >��  put upon them three or four years ago, when Nelson  was but a hamlet.  Property in this addition will certainly  in the near future.     Intending purchasers will do well to buy now  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  GOWN GOSSIP.  Among  the    important   revivals  for dress,is grosgrain   silk which is  , to be one of the popular  fabrics of  the season.  Uhere    are   but few  womau to  whom bright red. is   becoming, but,  for those whom it suits it is the per-  , fectiori of shade.  The effort to broaden the shoulders is evident in the straight, out  epaulets, cape shaped frills and]out-  standing shoulder puffs.  Crape dresses are' very fashionable and are thought extremely elegant, especially in the .finest grades  of Japanese and China crape.  The annual harvest thanksgiving  festival of the Salvation Army, will  'soon be celebrated. Ensign Stev-  ,ens and Capt. Southall, now iri  charge of the work in Nelson, and  the local members, are evidently  bent on, making it a grander success than ever.. Members of the  army will be authorized to collect  money or gifts of any kind for the  same. Believing any cause that  will moralize, reform and make  temperate dissolute men and women should claim the sympathetic  support of all.  ��� a Fine Shoe  Repairing.  Half Soles  from 75 cts  to #1.00.   Baker Street, opposite Columbia and  Kootenay Land Office.  Subscribe for  e tconomist.  And Keep Up to Date.  ALBERT MISLONKA.  c  oots and Shoes  .   Made and Repaired.  Street, Nelson, B. C.  THE 'PROPERTY OP  The Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  issdence Pro  ��� TITLE GUARANTEED.������      ,  For prices of lots and terms of sale apply'to .  H.-'H. JONES,  - ' Behnssen Street, Lake View, or at tlie Company's office, Nceland's Block, Nelson.  JOSHUA. DAVIES,  General Manager.  rips,  runscs,  'aiises,  Satchels,  rsps.  Thompson Stationery Co,, ltd,  NELSON,   B.  C.  new consignment of window shades  mbracing the latest shades has just  een received by  vO  Lost.���Last Monday evening, a  small pocketbook containing $21,  on Victoria street. The owner is a  poor widow woman, and has .thus  been deprived of what was needed  in the support of her children.  Finder will please return to Mrs.  Simons, back of Vienna bakery.  Oa      Ci  a  T. S. Gore.  H. Burnet.  J. H. McGredor  Notice to Contractors.  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -    -   -   British Columbia  MERCHANT  w  ��  E  T  High Class Su  Latest  its Made in the  Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   ���  %^J JL Ji,\kjL-4��  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned up to noon on Wednesday, the 1st September, 1897, for the construction of an addition to the school house at Nelson.  Plans and specifications may be seen at the  office of Mr. A..E. Hodgins, architect, Baker  street, Nelson, B. C.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  W. J.  GOEPEL,  Acting Asst Comm'rL. and W.  Nelson, B. C., 24th Aug., 1897.  elson City Property  Or business in Nelson :  A Southern California Olive ranch, also property in the City of San Diego.  A good chance for any one desiring to locate  in Southern California.  Apply to  G. EVScCuSloch,  Real estate and Mining Broker, Baker street,  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Nelson, B. C  CLEMENTS AND HILLYER BLK  Room 6,  Nelson, B. C.  .cLATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial^^BB,*^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  NELSON BARBER SHOP!  Hair Cutting, 25 cents.  Sheving, 25 cents.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  Opp   C.   and   K.   LAND   OFFICE,   Baker   St.  W. S. BELVEL,  Proprietor.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I, Francis A.  Tamblyn, intend applying to the License Commissioners of the City of Nelson for a license  to sell liquor bv retail at a saloon to be known  as the Red Cross, situated on lot 8, block 9, of  the city of Nelson.  Dated at Nelson,  this 21st day of August, 1897.  F. A. TAMBLYN.  Parties going to Klondyke next spring should get one of  adson's EClondyke Tents-  All kinds of white canvas suitable for prospectors always on hand.  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C  EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.  NEWLY FURNISHED  THE CLUB HOTEL  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Stanley and Silica Sts. Nelson, B.C.  Subscribe for  The Nelson Economist


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