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Array VOI,.  I;  -NELSON,  B.  C,  WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST  iS.  NO.  6.  THE NELSON- ECQNOniST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D: M. Capjley ..'.....  ..:  a .' 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 advance  '  2 00  "Remit'.by Express,  Monev  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 Vancouver World is a newspaper that  all British Columbians may point" to with a  certain degree of pride. It is fulfilling its legitimate mission as a purveyor of news iu a  manner that is eminently praise worthy and  enterprising. . When we are overcame with an  insatiable longing for the news of the busy  outside world, we turn to the columns of the  World with a full knowledge and assurance that every event of importance is therein  faithfully recorded. If the World exercised  the same discrimination and honesty of purpose in its editorial department there would be  no necessity for writing this article ; but  herein does it prove . itself an unfaithful steward, and falls short of what is expected and demanded from an honest journal.  In the course of a short political article,  some weeks ago, we took occasion to state  that :  "The publisher pi the Victoria Times may be credited with  having been the first to unfurl the banner of the Liberal  -party to the breeze in this Province."  The Economist made the foregoing' statement with a full realization of its purport and  meaning ; now we will show wherein  this paper was right, and incidentally demonstrate that the World was either falsifying or  laboring under an hallucination when it commented as follows :  " "We have to give the sentence an emphatic contradiction,  as it is as devoid of the truth as is any statement The Economist or any journal can possibly make. Long prior to Mr:  Tempjleman's advent to British Columbia the late Hon. John  Robson and John Kirkland, Dr. Milne, and J. C. McLagan, of  The World, but for several years conductor of the Victoria  Times, had unfurled the banner of Liberalism, as thousands  in Victoria and elsewhere throughout British Columbia can  attest, as well likewise the riles of the Times. The Economist,  if it desires to earn its spurs, as we believe it does, will doubtless take heed to the lesson it has thus been taught and  hereafter it should not be quite so economical of the truth  and facts."  If there were so many true and consistent  liberals travelling around this Province unfurling banners and with their coats off fight  ing for Eiberal principles," The Economist  would like to be informed why it was that Mr.  Templernaai could scarcely secure a mover -and  seconder for his .nomination in 1891, when,after  " importuning men who were supposed to be  liberals to sign his paper, he had to fall .back  ���son personal friends to secure- the desired object ? Itrinay* have been that some of them,  were working at the unfurling banner business  iu other parts .of the . Province and were too  , busy to grant Mr. Templeman's very reasou-  -able request ; but we do know that the impression prevailed that they were too cowardly to  come forward and declare themselves. It wras  not jealousy that prompted them to remain  neutral, for Mr. Templeman had no political  ambition, and the writer of this article is in - a  position to state that had any one of the men  who professed Eiberal inclinations, by. stealth,  stepped into the breach, Mr. Templeman would  have gladly retired and given them his loyal  support. But some had friends holding office  whose positions would be jeopardized by an  open avowal of Eiberal principles, and others, ���  it is suspected, were unfurling banners in the  calm, sweet, unbroken solitude of their garrets;  or, like Peter, who denied his Saviour, they  went to the housetop to pray.  We have before us as we write, a paper containing a list of Messrs. Templeman and Mar-  chant's committeemen,in 1891, but the names of  many who now admit that they were always  Eiberal champions are conspicuous by their absence from that list. In 1891, the time had  arrived when Mr. Templeman realized that a  beginning had to be made, and he offered himself as a candidate in the Eiberal interest for  the Dominion House of Commons, and he was  defeated. Against him were arra^^ed the  strongest political and financial influences in  the Province ; but, cheered on by his little  band of faithful followers, he fought with that  Scottish unyielding determination, that has  marked his journey through life, and thus did  he emphasize the political doctrines of his paper and give evidence of the faith that was in  him. As we before remarked, there may have  been many Eiberal champions in British Columbia at that time, but: it appears to us that a  large number of them must have contributed  very materially toward the success of the Conservative candidates. Plowever, by his action  Mr. Templeman infused new life into the discouraged Eiberals, and from the insignificant  beginning he has made not only Victoria district an exceedingly doubtful constituency, but  he has also changed the political complexion  of British Columbia, at one time the banner  Conservative Province of the Dominion.  Once  more, we ask, where were . the Eiberal .banner  unfurlers, of, whom the Vancouver World  writes so pathetically; , at that time?, Still  absorbed in the- contemplation of their faith  .without works policy? Certain it is,, they  were hot losing many hats by throwing them'  ��� into the air as a mark of their approbation of  Eiberal principles. <' :��� "     :   ���'<���  But tempus   omnia   reyelat.. - The Liberals <���  in    British1     Columbia   have    waxed   strong  since Sir Wilfred Eaurier assumed the reins of ,  power  at   Ottawa.     Where  once   one Eiberal  hand was kept in'Qcomplete ignorance0 of the  cunning of its mate, the  whole   world is   now  made   participators   in   the joyful   intelligence  that both hands are worn to the bone  through  incessant labor in the Eiberal vineyard.     They  emerge from their hiding:places and smirk and *  smile as they relate the wonderful deeds   they  performed "that   the Eiberal   party   might '.be  saved.     In doing so   they   only   earn, the contempt of Conservatives and consistent Liberals.,  As a matter of fact they possessed  neither   the ,.  influence nor power to advance   Eiberal   inter-,  ests in British Columbia.  As The Economist remarked in a previous  issue, this "Lieutenant-Governorship business  is not our affair, politically speaking, and we  have no desire to participate in the festivities  of the occasion, but we stand for fair play;and  political gratitude. It may exasperate maj.13^ of  the now loud-mouthed Liberals to read about  their political treachery. If the late Hon. A.  N. Richards, who despite the infirmities of oM  age fought by. the side of his friend Temple-  pieman, could arise from his grave, and. hear  the impudent claims put forth b3r these "Eiberals," it wTould even add to the contempt he  entertained for them while upon this earth.  It is quite possible that Mr. Templeman may  never be called upon to fill the-exalted office of  Eieuteiiant-Governor. The Eiberal party has  done strange things in its time. In 1878 it  sent out a most unpopular Eastern politician to  be Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, by which  outrageous action it forfeited all political  claims on that Province. History may repeat  itself in the case of British Columbia, but that  will not prevent the people from declaring that  the office belonged to Mr. Templeman by all  the usages of political warfare, and resenting  any affront put upon them when the opportunity presents itself.  Again, Mr. Templeman is an honest man ;  but if some of the other aspirants secured the  office are they prepared to furnish a satisfactory guarantee that Carey Castle and its belongings would not be torn from its moorings  and sold for old junk before their term of office THE NELSON ECONOMIST  expired... We are far from saying that they  . would carry off the building in one load, for it  is,a fairlv substantial structure-; but we doabe-  lieve that the Government would be displaying  commendable discretion' if it placed a strong  guard around Carey Castle to provide against  surprises from within as well as outside the  castle.,- <-  �� - " "  4- ���  li    ���*'  The laws of the United States have been  .framed with the one idea of everything for  Americans, and the people of all other nation-  alities, more particularly the . British, are  plainly, given to understand that in the enactment and , carrying out of those, laws' the3)r  must not evince any undue interest. This condition prevails in the State of "Washington  perhaps to. a greater extent than in".any other  commonwealth of the Union, but California  at one time seemed to have a little the advant-  . age of Washington in . the alien legislation  business. " We cannot say that we have any,  fault, to-find with our neighbors over the way  in their almost prohibitive legislation. The  country belongs to them, and the}^ certainty  should have evervthing to sav as to how their  ' affairs shall be conducted. If a man owns a  house, he undoubtedly has a right to select  his visitors and also see to it that his visitors ���  shall conform to the established rules for the  conduct of his household. ��� After all, the  affairs of a state or nation, are nothing more  than the principles of the domestic establishment in an enlarged form. What we do object to, is that British Columbians and Canadians generally have been slow in adopting the  rules laid down bv the citizens of Washing-  ton and the other states of the Union for their  guidance. In Washington there is a law on  the statute books that prohibits an alien from  securing a good title to any property, even if  he has paid his nione}' for it. The onty title  that is gocd for an alien to hold, is that secured bv foreclosure of mortgage. Neither  can a prospector, not a citizen of the United  States,, locate . a mining property ; nor can  aliens hold  a controlling interest  in the stock  . of incorporated companies ; nor can the majority of the trustees of an incorporated company reside outside the limits of the United  States. To our mind, these provisions should  work to the advantage  of American   citizens.  , Moreover, it seems to us, that tfie\' are well  calculated to carry out the one great idea of  America for Americans, which we understand  is the dream and hope of the citizens of the  great Republic.  Compare the eminently wise legislation of  the people of the United States to our own lax  methods of doing business, and it will be seen  at once that we are far behind in our laws.  For instance, in British Columbia, an alien can  purchase property, hold a free miner's certificate, locate mining claims, have a crown  grant made direct to himself, and at the same  time reside in any part of the world. British  Columbia asks no man his nationality or his  religion. He is at liberty to come here and  participate in the benefits of our glorious heritage so lone as he obevs the laws made for the  protection   of his own   life and property.     In i  municipal matters we have been particularly  neglectful in adopting.the superior, methods of  our neighbors. 'Holders of property, irre-  ��� spective of nationality or present or previous  ��� condition of servitude, can exercise the' franchise. On festival occasions, such as Dominion Day,- we invite our American brethren to  assist in the celebration, and while we smile at'  some of them in their picturesque garb assuming full control of the ceremonies, we directly  refrain from making any remark that would  offend our good kind friends from over the  border. j- , ./���'���' a   '  But this laxity of legislation on our part has  its disadvantages.     A few days.ago, there was  held  in Rossland a mass .meeting, to consider*  the   advisabilitv of checking   the .greed    of a  foreign   element' whose   nationality'  shall be  nameless. .  It was   believed that on account of  the. expert   duty petition having been  printed  and  circulated   from   a' printing office, which ,  with, one   or     two   exceptions,    is    maimed  by     an     American'    crew,,,    that    it    would,  earn  for it,  at  least,   favorable  consideration.  ^Such, however, was not the   case.     The Ross-  landers,   or at least that .portion of the popula-  lation that boast of a  home in the land of the  proud bird   of  freedom,   turned   out   and  by  universal voice turned down that petition.   To  some'this-may-appear  like  an  exhibition   of  colossal gall, but-we  prefer to give it a harder  name.  Now for the motive, The principal mines  in Rossland camp are owned by Americans  and operated by American miners, presumably  brought to Rossland camp under contract.  To 'aid the American owners an American  railway invades British territory and carries  ore mined in British territory to an American  town, in which the only chance of a British  subject owning a foot of the land would be in  the form of a plot in a graveyard when he had  shuffled off this, mcrtal coil.  The legislators of the state of Washington  are as jealous of their' rights in dealing wdth  British subjects as the government of any  other state in the Union, perhaps more so,  when dealing with Canadians. The state  borders on the most liberal province in the  Dominion as regards the treatment of aliens.  Naturally the citizens of the state of Washing-  ton and the people of British Columbia are  closely associated in business affairs. In this  Province there are many liberal-minded  Americans, and we are pleased to see them  here. So long as the}' come here and duly  observe our laws, we take them by the hand  and call them friend and brother. But the  American hog, so'graphically descr.be 1 \yy the  'San Francisco Argonaut and Ambrose Pierce,  in the Examiner, would more satisfactorily  mark our appreciation of his inordinate greed j  bv remaining at home. I  ~ ' . !  The Economist is a British paper, printed  j  in a British country, and is intended to be an j  exponent of British fair pla3' ; but we do not be- j  lieve in adopting all the prohibitive enactments of the law-makers of the people of the  neighboring state of Washington. We are of the  opinion thatthe following changes in our legislature would fully serve   the   purpose   of  pro  tecting our people in their inalienable rights: ,  We believe,our Government should endeavor  to keep within the Dominion the manufacture  of its raw products. . We want the people of  Canada to become enriched by the wages  earned in transforming . the raw material into  the finished product.' All Canadian railway  enterprises should be owned and. controlled by  the British people. This condition is perhaps  unnecessary, as the people of the United States  are in such an impoverished condition as to be  unable to build a railroad, but we, nevertheless, urge it as a precautionary measure against  the. greed of the representatives of other  nationalities; and lastly, Canadians should insist upon it that railroad. chartp-^s shall be  granted only to British subjects. These are a  few of the measures we ,,would like to see  adopted, but there are others equally ��� as  urgent if we are to maintain our rights.  Under  existing conditions the Ee Roi mine,  instead   of adding to the wealth of  the British  Canadian, people   and   this   Province, , has become a means for  the  advancnient  of broken  down political   adventurers   from   the' state of  Washington, and it would be little, if a 113a loss  to the people of Canada  if it ceased operations  tomorrow.     If the ore,  after being  mined Xsy  aliens, is to be taken out  of the country, The,  Economist is strongly of the opinion  that it -  would   be   well to   discontinue   operations   at  once.-  ' The suicide of Henry Swyny, after shooting  a woman with whom he had become infatuated,   again   brings   up   the   question   as to the  causes  of self-destruction.     It  cannot be  said  that  Sw3rii3^'s death left a  painful  impression  on  the community, for  by his" associations he  had removed himself from   the circle iu which  congregate   respectable   members    of society.  His   death only serves to  revive interest   in  a  subject that has puzzled the brains of philosophers���self-destruction.       There   can  be   but  little  doubt   as  to   the  cause   that prompted  Swyny to take his own life.     Although a married  man, he  had become  infatuated  with  a  dissolute woman.     Being   iu love with a woman is a form of mental aberration with which ���  the   most   of us have   been   afflicted   at some  time or   other, but.we will, assume that what  affection wve had   to devote to the general fund  of love was. lavished on some honest, respect-  able woman;''any' other love is unnatural and is  a most acute form of the tnakuly.  Love is noth-  ing but the abandonment of self; the merging  of the self in another, and anything- more distressing than it is while it lasts it is difficult to  O .       . ....  imagine. Thesudden transitions from heaven  to hell, the rapidity of the ascents and descents, are too much for the endurance of  some, and in a condition of darkened intelligence, they seek refuge from the tyranny in  death -bv their own hands. Like liquor, or  opium, love is a stimulant which first lifts to  the seventh heaven of happiness and then  prostrates to the lowest depths in reaction, and  while in this condition the victim ma3r end his  own life or that of some one else.  But   there   are   other   causes.      Grief   over  financial difficulties  is  a  prolific cause of sui-  HBRHHB THE NELSON ECONOMIST  cide.. Constant irritation of the brain nerves,  until that organ ceases to perform its normal  functions, is the only explanation that is consistent wdth. the character of many who. have  taken their lives. To say that the3^ were sane'  is equivalent to saying that they %>ere despicable cowards, whereas their lives and characters  are a complete refutation of such a charge. . It  is not possible "that a sane, man who fully  accepts the orthodox doctrine of rewTard and  punishment will deliberately enter into what  he believes is an eternity of suffering, in order  to escape the vexations and sorrows of a  comparatively1 few 3-ears on earth. Omit-  ting the religious aspect entirely,, and assuming"  that there' is no life beyond the grave, the sane  man who premeditatedly kills himself, leaving  a helpless wife and children to struggle with  the heartless world, is a contemptible character  at least, tie,lacks the manhood to fight life's'  battles; and calmly transfers to those .whom he  has sworn to love and respect all the troubles  that he has sneaked out of and many more that  did not confront hima   Most  cases   cf suicide  c  are undoubtedly due to insanity or cowardice.  . There are rare cases in which men, whose going or coming wTould not create a ripple in  life's stream, drop out without being honored  . by a sigh or a tear, leaving no void in the  world's great throng. Such cases may be due  to neither of the above causes. To the poor,  tired brain, however, come fantastic phantoms  and queer delusions���the raven tapping at the  mental chamber door, until there is no escape  except through death. But those who possess  a clear brain and a fair share of true manhood  will combat "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" and fight manfully to the  end, bravely confronting all difficulties and  arising again when they are cast down; and  although many of these valiant warriors may  never gain a permanent victory, they'will have  at the end the satisfaction of looking back upon  a fight honorably contested, and they can  gracefully pass out of life, leaving no heritage  of shame or burden of sorrow upon the innocent souls for whose condition, whatever it  may be, they are largely responsible.  A correspondent writes The Economist to  find out what this paper thinks of the $2,000  salary recently voted by the City Council to  the mayor. Really, we think, the Council  were.very generous in their disposal of city  funds, and it is our unbiased belief that they  have provided liberally not only for the present  mayor, but also for his successors in office for  air time to come. No doubt there is a great  deal of labor incident to the the administration  of the duties of the mayor; moreover, we  would not detract from the, splendor of a faithful performance of the duties of this exalted  civic dignitary, but it may be open to question  if a mayor at $2,000 per annum is not an altogether too expensive a luxury for this city even  with our present prosperous condition well  considered.  The case stands thus : Ma3^or Houston was  elected without a condition of salary, and his  position differs from that of a paid emplo3^ee of  the city in that he cannot be   discharged until  his term of office expires. No doubt there are  many who believe that we should have the  ; best mayor the market affords for $2,000, but  the great difficulty is that until -the ' present  mayor's term of office is up, the citizens- will  be compelled to pay him his salary, without  being consulted as to whether or'not he is the  best ma3^oralty material that could be possibly  secured for the price. In other Canadian towns  and cities they do not seem'to experience much  difficulty in securing first:ciass men for the .office and the salaries are considerably below"  what we are going to pa3' our maiyor. Of  course this is a high-priced town, and aii3^wa3^  it will.look imposing in print to see the name  of the' His Worship the Mayor with a $2,000  , salary attached to it. Realty we should sup-  . pose that, metaphorically speaking, it, would  make the ��� neighboring cities of- Rossland  and Kaslo turn green wdth envy-, not to speak  of the humtliating position in which it places  Victoria and-Vancouver. And as an immigration document the legend may read all right ;  but will a, majority of the ratepayers contemplate the handiwork of the City Council in silent admiration. We would like to hear' from  " the people of Nelson"  on this point.  Apart from any other consideration of this :  matter, we are strongly of the opinion that' the  City Council has been just a trifle too liberal in  their disposition of the funds of the municipality. A public office is a public trust and the  same econom3r should be practised in the administration of municipal affairs as is usually  applied to the management of a private enter-,  prise. We are far from thinking that there  should not be any remuneration for time given  to the city, but $2,000 for a mayor seems a little  steep���considerably more so, than is commensurate with the nature of the services rendered. Others may have a different opinion.  They may be right and The Economist altogether too penurious. Certainty there is not  much money required for entertaining purposes, and it appears to us that $1,200 would  have been just about the right salar3a In  committee of the whole His Worship fought  for $1,500, but the Council had a higher appreciation of his services, so the3^ struck a  $2,000 gait and won in the face of all obstacles.  The petition now being circulated for signatures, requesting that an export duty be placed  on certain ores, is not getting the number of  names that it would were more activity manifested in its circulation. The enthusiasm  that characterized its first presentation to the  public has waued, and now no one seems to  care whether or not the object for which it  was started is gained or defeated. It is doubtful if, in any event, much could be accomplished D3r'such a petition". The Dominion  Government is conversant with all the facts  and will probably form its own conclusions in  the matter. At the last session of parliament  the government adopted legislation that will  enable it at any time to thwart the machinations of men of the Pe3-ton stamp. It is well  known that the placing of the smelter at  Northport is nothing more nor less than a  move on the part of  Col.   Peyton  to   acquire   !  certain political power, on the other side of the  line, and when this matter, reaches the ears of  the 'Dominion cabinet his object will in all  probability be ' defeated, and by drastic meas-  , ures:  We observe with' some degree of alarm, that0  the,Hon. Joseph Martin will transfer   his political operations from, the province of Manitoba  to British  Columbia.      Mr.'   Martin   is'a man  without whom this   province   could   struggle'  along very well.      He   is a disturbing element  no matter where his lot is cast,   and   if   Man-  tqba. desired to mark her friendship for British ���  Columbia she should have sent us  a  blizzard  and kept Martin, at home."  We would suggest  that immediate steps be,, taken to   bind Martin :  over to keep the peace while in  this province.  Messrs. Durant, ���'McArthur and McCrea  have, prepared a petition to be presented to  the Governor-General-in-Council regarding the  proposed export duty 011 ores. The Economist takes exception to the' " plain statement of  facts," and we believe that we can prepare a  statemeut that would make interesting reading  for the Governor-General-in-Council, and  which we may feel constrained to forward to  Ottawa. ���    .  Dr. Duncan, secretary of the Provincial  Board of Health, has.completed his labors iii  Nelson. During his visit he made a careful  study of the sanitary condition of the city and  while arrangements for health preservation are  not all that they should be, the doctor expressed himself surprised at the amount of  good work that has been done already. With  His Worship the Ma3^or, he made a trip to  the new reservoir and ascertained all facts  connected'with the source of our new water  supply. Dr. Duncan's visit to this city will  no doubt be prolific of beneficial results, as he  will make certain recommendations to the  local government touching on the needs of the  city from a sanitary point of view that will no  doubt be acted upon immediately.  The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Hen^ V. Swyny demonstrated at least two facts to the satisfaction  of The Economist. The first is that Coroner  Arthur is one of the most intelligent of the  men holding similar positions in Canada. His  examination of the witnesses was careful and  with the main object in view of disclosing everything that would tend to reveal all the circumstances surrounding the death of Swyny.'' In  this he was ably assisted by Chief of Police  Wolverton, who had investigated the whole  matter with the greatest care. Like Coroner  Arthur, Chief Wolverton must be complimented and commended for the intelligence  he displayed in connection with the investigation.  We have received a cop3r of "the Province  map of Klondyke." It has been carefulty prepared and will no doubt throw much light on  the geographical situation of the new found  region of gold. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  A   COMMERCIAL    MAN'S   ADVENTURE.  aa  j . *  I,' *  {!m  ii  4  . 1.  ,!. '  t�� "  > J  the  Ten years ago found me not with the snug  business I now possess, but. employed as. a  commercial traveller in the. grocery line..   My  duties frequently took me to B���: , .and,   if  I am to tell my, story truthfully,. I must rsay  that I-was at that period of my history, to. put  it mildly, no better than I ought to have been.  The   life    of  a . commercial   traveller   is one  , fraught with very great temptation, and I was  <  not always strong enough to keep my feet put  of the briers that  then   beset   my   path,   with  '" which1 statement my readers will readily agree  . when they read the strange incident I am now  agoing to relate.  -It was six o'clock on an autumn evening.  The streets of B-���:��� were swept, with rain.  I had had a tolerably successful day, and there  reposed in my pockets the sum of $200 which  v I had collected from my firm's, customers.  Having nothing particular to do, and the torrents of rain absolutely prohibiting all open-  air enjoyment, I went to the hotel I was staging at, and although I had already drunk during'the afternoon more than I oug;ht and much  more than I needed, I called for a-further supply1 of brandy, and while sipping it was joined  by a stranger, who seemed eager to enter into  conversation with me.  Nothing backward, and with .tongue fairly  set a-wagging, I talked too, and I believe that  before   many moments he had ascertained that  .    I had   $200 belonging   to my employer in   my  possession.  The brandy finished, nothing would satisfy  my new found;friend but that he should take  me to the theatre, where the well-known play  of " Drink,'' was being performed. I remember well how, half-tipsy as I was, I shuddered  at the realistic portraiture by' one of the  artists of a victim of delirium tremens. I  remember how the horrors of drink were delineated, and I was sane enough to remark to  my companion :  "'6. Bosh !    The3' are overdrawing it ! "  <' Certainly,''   he   replied,    '' they are   over-  drawing it.     But   it's   only   play.     There are  drinking bars here ; they are a reality.    Come,  let's go and get something."  So we   went   and/'got   something," and, to  "'cut a long story short, when I left the theatre,  leaning on the arm of my friend, I was help-  lessty intoxicated. .      t.   ���  The next thing I knew was this. The rain  clouds had rolled away, and fitful gleams of  moonlight revealed to me the fact that I was  in a strange room, lying on a strange bed.  Two o'clock chimed out from a neighboring  steeple. Sobered with fright, I .raised." myself,  and then, quick as a lightning flash, came the  thought���my money ! My clothes were  thrown across the bottom of my bed. I  searched my pants' pocket; the gold was there.  Then I heard voices in soft conversation  coming up from below. Noiselessly I opened  the bedroom door and listened.  "Sure he's all serene?" queried one voice,  to which another responded, " He won't wake  till six, at the earliest."  " Very good," said the first voice.     "Mind  if he wakes while you are doing it-  sentence was punctuated by   the unmistakable  click of a pistol, and I shivered���not   from the,  cold; ., -  "And at'six. or. seven, or whenever  he  does ���  wake,'' continued the  voice,    "tell him  you  picked him up drunk in the  street and carried  him in here out of compassion  for safety, and  you  will  easily   convince   him  that   he   was  robbed out of doors.      But mind, I have done  my part   in   plying   him   with   drink   and  in  decoding him here ; see you do yours in grace-  fultycrelieving the poor fool.of his money."  Here acstep on the stairs warned.me to close  the door, and I got back to bed. Hearing the  knob of the door turn, I began to\breathe  heavily after the fashion of a drunken man,  and the next instant shading the candle with  his hand, there appeared the form of a strange  man, who was peering fixedly into my face.  Satisfied apparently   wdth  .his   examination,  my visitor searched my pockets, pounced upon  the gold, of course, and  quickly, transferred it  from its erstwhile  resting-place  to���where   do  you guess ?      He   went to a birdcage,   which  now for the first time I  observed  hanging up,  drew out its sliding door, quietly emptied   my  gold into it, replaced the slide and���undressed  and lay down beside me.    He was soon asleep,  and hope sprang up within me;   but,   alas ! of  all the light sleepers, he wasthe lightest. I ever  knew.      Whenever I moved he appeared to be  on the alert;  it was impossible to crawl out of  bed without his being  conscious   of the fact.  Besides,    under his   pillow   I   knew   was. the  pistol,  and,   in   despair,   I  had reluctantly to  rest on as cam and unconcerned as I  possibly  could.  All wakeful I passed,that horrible night,  and the slow hours dragged on interminably.  But at length a project presented, itself to my  now sharpened senses, which project I put  into execution when six o'clock struck.  " Failure," said I to myself, " means simply  death ; success means a saved reputation with  my employers and a vow of strictest sobriety."  Everything being perfectly quiet, I simulated  a gradual waking up, and my first yawn  opened the eyes of my bedfellow. The second  had the effect of raising him from his recumb-  ent position in the bed, and when I slowly and  painfully awoke he was, bending  over me, all  solicitude.  Daylight was now stealing into the room.  " M3^ poor fellow," exclaimed the assiduous  one, "how do you feel now? You will wonder,  no doubt, at being in my bed, but the fact is  you were ill last night, were you not ?''  "111?" I said, "ill?" and put my hand  mechanically to my head. "Well, I think I  must have been ; my head does ache so !"  He smiled, and replied, "Well, my dear  fellow, not to put too fine a point upon it, I  found you last night in the gutter, just a little  bit the worse for liquor, and two somewhat  disreputable-looking men who were with 3rou  asked me if I could manage to look after 3-ou  for the night !"  I expressed nry profound thanks to m3' good  friend for his unselfish kindness, but he modestly waived them aside, saying depreciatingly:  ' 'Duty, sir, duty !     I, cannot neglect a genuine case of human suffering or   danger without some attempt, however slight, at succor."  I thanked him again. ,  "lam ill," I said. "I had too much brandy  yesterday." I must have a hair of the dog  that bit me; I must have a nip now. It is the  only thing which will put me right. If you  have any brandy in the house, for Heaven's  sake, sir, bring me a dropT' :���  He hesitated a moment, then rejoined :  "Certainly; lie there,  I'll be back with it in  a moment," and,disappeared.  Much quicker than I can relate it, I sprang,  up, went to the birdcage, drew the sliding  tray, transferred all the contents into my  handkerchief, and thence into my coat, pocket,  finally replacing the tray. Not a moment too  soon was I back between the sheets, for in an  instant my good Samaritan arrived with the  brandy. I drank and professed to be much  better:     I dressed, so did he.  Would I breakfast ? No! I. most reluctantly  asked to be 'excused, being in haste to catch  the first train I possibly could ,back to town,  and I pointed out to my noble host that either  breakfast or that train. must of necessity be  given up: .Would he forgive me' if I felt compelled to choose the train ?  I searched in my trouser's , pocket for my  money; gave a start of surprise, shrieked out:  "They have robbed me, those villains���robbed  me last night !" and simulated as ably as I  could a most woful expression of grief and  despair. My good friend sympathized deeply  with me. He invoked maledictions on the  head of anyone who could be base enough to  rob an unfortunate stranger, and with a generosity unparalleled, he pressed upon me to  accept, seeing I was penniless, as a temporary  loan if I liked, the sum of five dollars.  Do take it," he urged ;   "it is, you know,  more blessed to give than to receive. I am  not rich myself, but a few dollars in the cause  of philanthropy I shall not, cannot miss."  So, -with renewed assurance of indebtedness,  I wished my estimable benefactor adieu ; told  him- I should never forget him as long as I  lived (here I really was speaking the truth,)  and departed. What the locality was I knew  not, but I wandered, nay rushed on and on,  until I saw a sleepy-looking Jehu, whom I  bade drive me with all possible speed to the  station. The train was just starting, and I  jumped into an empty car. Hastily I untied  the bag and scanned the contents. Lq, and  behold��! I found that I had swept the birdcage clean, for when I counted the money  there were $1000 in gold and five $10 bills,  making the very respectable total of $1050.  Now I am happily and peacefully settled in  life, and when round the fireside at night I am  called  on   for   a   story   nothing   delights   me  better than to tell my tale of how the trappers  were trapped.  Melton Prior, the famous war artist, has been  through fourteen campaigns.  Louise���"The  bishop looked  rather cross,  didn't    he?';      Isabel���" Well,   no   wonder;  every   one   of the   bridesmaids   had on bigger  sleeves than he had. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  SHORT STORIES,  The  late, Justice   Bowmen's   definition   of   a  " search for equity " was  " a blind man looking in a "dark room for a black hat .that   isn't;  there." a  The Rev. Robert Collyer, while at the  breakfast-;table of one ,of his friends in the  countiy near Boston, was asked by,one of the  family : " Mr. Collyer, do you enjoy as good  an appetite as" you have in years . past '?" To  which he replied : . " My ,dear, if I lose the  appetite I now have, I hope no poor man will  find it.''  Frederick the Great's father was in the  habit of kicking the shins of those who differed  from him in argument. One day he asked a  courtier if he agreed with ' him on some discussed point. "Sire," he "returned, "it is  impossible to hold a different' opinion from a  king who has such strong convictions and  wears such thick boots."  In the biography of Dr. Hawtrey, a famous  English school-master, there is a; description of  his unkempt appearance, with a comment  which has been greatly quoted. It is said  that he was scolding, for being late at morning  lesson, some boy who replied that he had no-  time to dress. " But T can dress in,time,"  said the doctor. "Yes," replied the 1003^  "but I wash."  Women are now admitted to lectures at  Edinburgh University, where they sit on the  front seats. Recentty eight women ' were  attending Professor Tait's lecture on the geometric forms of crystals. _ " An octahedron,  gentlemen,"  said the   professor,    "is   a  body  with eight plane  faces.       For  example "  " Look at the front bench,"   broke  in  a  man  from the back seats.  Paul Louis Courier, when bitterly assailed  by a French professor, quietly remarked : "I  fancy he must be vexed. He calls me Jacobin,  rebel, plagiarist, thief, poisoner, forger, leper,  madman, impostor, calumniator, libeler, a  horrible, filthy, grimacing rag-picker. I  gather what he wants to sa3r. He means that  he and I are not of the same opinion, and this  is his only way ofputting.it."  The late Frank Buckland, the. English  naturalist, was once walking near Tenby, and  met a boy carrying a basket of poisonous  fungi. In reply to a question, the boy said  they were for his own and his grandmother's  supper. Buckland told him that whoever ate  them would be likely to die, and advised him  to throw them away. '' No," said the bo3V '' I  won't do that ;   I can sell them at the hotel."  When Lord Chesterfield was in his last  illness, and his death was only a matter of a  few weeks, his pfrysician advised that he be  taken for an eas3^ drive in his carriage, and he  went out. As the equipage was proceeding  slowly along, it was met by a lad3a who  remarked   pleasantly   to   the   great   invalid :  -"Ah, 'my lord, I am,glad to see you able to  drive out." " I am not driving out, madam,"  answered Chesterfield ;. " I am simply rehearsing my funeral."     ' ' .   a    "  A German,sportsman once said to a-well-  known Scottish baronet : "Talking about dogs  with keen scent, I have one in Germany that  will compare favorably with any you have in  'England." " Very -- remarkable dog, I suppose ?" tyawned the listener. "I should say  so. The day' after I left home, he broke his  ��� chain, and, although I had been. awa3Afor  hours, he tracked.me and found me merety by  scent. What do you think of that?" "I think  3^011 ought to take a bath."1' replied .the' Caledonian,'turning calmty away. ���'   :  In one of the leading-journals of Montevideo  the following advertisement .appeared recently:  "A very rich -young woman would like to  -marry,a young"man' of good family. If necessary, she will pay the debts of her future husband. . Send . answer, with, photograph, to.  I. M. ,iCat the. office of the Journal.'' '" The 'iii-  ,- serter of, this' announceaae 111 wns no ether than  one Isaac Meierstein,'-. a merchant tailor, who,  had just set. no an establishment in Monte-  video. By thistplan he procured photographs  of many undesirable customers.  Major Eomax, of" the United States army  visiting in Canada soon after the war of 1812,  was entertained in Quebec bv the officers of  one of the royal regi'nents. After dinner,  spaech.es and toasts" being- in order, one of the  British officers having imbibed too generously  of the champagne, gave as a toast : " The  President .of the United States, dead or alive."  The toast was accepted with laughter. Major  Lomax rose to respond saying :. " Permit me  to give as my toast ' The prince regent, drunk  or sober.' " The British officer sprung instantly to his feet, and in angry tones  demanded : " Sir, do 37mi intend that remark  as an insult?" To which Major Lomax calmly  replied :    '' No, sir; as the reply to one."  It is said that Charles Wesley was sometimes easily annoyed, and on one occasion, at  a conference, he became so irritated at the prolix remarks of a speaker, that he said to his  brother;      ;  " Stop that man speaking. Let us attend to  business."   ."  But the offender was relating his religious  experience, and though it was at so. great a  length, John Wesley evidently thought that no  one had a right to interfere with it. He was  therefore allowed to continue, but the moment  came when Charles could contain himself no  longer.  "Unless he stops," he whispered to John,  "I'll leave the conference.','  By this time John was enjoying." the man's  simple story, and he only turned and whispered to some one sitting near :  " Reach Charles his hat !"  Henry Joy, born in 1767, was calied to the  Irish bar in 1.788. He was. a good lawyer, as  well as an   able advocate.       He   had  a   very  good-humored, insinuating way with witnesses  as-well as juries, and was'happy at retort.     In  1827, when Pluuket was made Chief-justice of  the.   Common;   Pleas, " he   was   succeeded   as.,  Attorney-General by Joy.       In   1831,,. on  the  retirement   of;  Lord    Guillamore    (Standish .^  O'Grady), Mr. Joy became Chief Baron of the  Exchequer,. and   held " that' high ���/ office   until' ;  his death,-which took place, ��� near Dublin,   on  June   5; '1S3S.        Chief   Baron  Joy ' was",, an-  impartial " and   humane   administrator ' of  the  law.      He  was   repeatedly   pressed,   to   enter  parliament, but'always   declined.      His name  presented' an obvious   subject for Lord   Nor-  bury's. wit.       An    attorney,:    named    Hope, ^  prayed his Lordship to   wait   a' few  moments'  for his leading Counsel, Mr. Joy, who was unavoidably detained and would presently attend.  His Lordship's very   small  stock . of patience  soon exhausted and he said,    "We  can   wait  no longer��� .0 ' ���  '' ' Although Hope told a flattering tale,  And said the Joy would soon return,' "  and directed the next case to be called on.  In .1782, while Napoleon was 011 a visit to  his folks at Ajaccio, the officers of the garrison  had received from Paris a new mortar- which  the3r were trying on a mark fixed on Aspreto,  a rocky point opposite the city, and across the ,  harbor. They could not hit the target to save  their lives. Napoleon said to the spectators:  "They will not succeed; their method is all  wrong." The officers.'did not hear this  remark, but after many trials, noting the smile  on the young officer's lips, one of them said,  with a touch of irony iu his voice :  " Monsieur, you are laughing at us. Do  you desire to give us a display of your superior  knowledge ?''  Napoleon replied courteously : " I' am very  far from laughing at you, but-1 do not approve  of your method ?"  " Will you show us your method?" asked  the officer, with a sneer.  " With pleasure."  "   Bonaparte loaded'the mortar carefully   with  his own hands, quickly  measured the distance  of the target with his eye   alone   and   touched  the fuse.  " Allan accident!" cried the officer who  had challenged Napoleon to try his skill. "He  couldn't do it again in a hundred times.'.'  "Do you desire me to attempt it once more?"  asked Bonaparte, with the same ironical smile  on his face, that was destined to aggravate so  many enemies among the crowned heads of  Europe."  " S'll vous plait," said the officer.  Napoleon again lighted the fuse, after personally loading the mortar. Again he hit the  mark. Then, without waiting for further  permission, he tried it a third time with the  same result. The garrison officers apologized  for their impertinence, and inquired if he  would tell them in what respect their method  had been at fault.  "With pleasure," answered Napoleon.  "You simply had too much powder behind the  bomb. Try it yourselves with less powder,  and you will succeed." The first experiment  showed that he was right. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I [,v  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  ��� 5;  AM  '!   i'  in  I ^   -i. ;  I  S.  F. Mcintosh and wife returned to Victoria to-da3r.  _,  Mrs. H. MacGregor returned  Monda3' from  "a visit to the coast.  J. B. Wilson, general  merchant, Kaslo, was  in the city this week.  J. Haddock, of the Eureka mining claim,  was in the city this week. -      o  Charles Wright, late purser on the Kokanee,  has left for the Klpndyke.  Mrs. W. A.,Macdonald left last evening for  a week's outing at Balfour.  In the police court this week, R. Ferguson  was sent up for one month for Resisting arrest.  He has also a charge of attempted assault  against him.  , It is . understood that C. . E. . Perry, the  locating and constructing engineer for the  C. P. R., has a party of engineers in the field  locating a line from Robson to Rossland. ���  The Economist acknpwdedges with thanks  the receipt of a case of assorted aerated waters  from. Thorpe & Co. This company's drinks  are equal to any manufactured in Canada.  1 - Henry Sw3mey -last Thursda3' evening shot  Alice Willis and then turned the weapon on  himself. He died almost instantly. The  wounded woman expired Tuesday morning.  F. J. Covene3^ Tacoma, and H. Ostrander,  Olympia, who have been prospecting in the  Lardeau Division, left for their homes to-da3',  well satisfied with their locations. The3<- will  return in the spring.  The steamer Alberta ran into a boom of  logs about three miles east of Five Mile Point  at eight o'clock Monda3r evening. The boat  was backed out of the boom without any  damage being done.  James McLaren, John McLaren and J.  Robillard returned last night from Crawford  creek where tney have been surve3dng the  Humboldt and Sailor B03- mineral claims. J.  Keith Reid was left in charge of the surve3~ing  party.  The ver3r latest reports are that the C. P. R.  telegraph line will be extended from Ouesnelle  on the line via the Skeena river, Telegraph  creek and Teslin lake to Dawson, and that  work-will begin at once. The distance wall  be about 800 miles.  A house on upper Stanle3' street, owned 03-  Goorge J. Jones, was totalty destro3red by fire  this morning, together with the household furniture. Two hundred dollars' worth of jewelry  and $150 in bills were also destnryed. Total  loss, $600. No insurance. Fire supposed to  have originated from a defective flue.  At the Pilot Bay smelter a force of twenty  or thirty men are at work fixing up the buildings and getting ever3'thing in shape for active  operations. It is expected, sa3rs the Koote-  naian, that the smelter, will be running in  October. The concentrator is being repaired  and enlarged under the supervision of Thomas  Mitchell, and the work in all departments is  being pushed forward as rapidty as possible.  Mr., J; C. Haas has purchased the Gold"Bed  mineral claim from Messrs, J. Dale and A.  Castleman. The Gold Bed adjoins the Gol-  conda claim and Mr. Haas is strongly of the  opinion that the Golconda lead runs through  the property. The development work already-  carried out on the Gold Bed has uncovered a  large body of iron ore carrying gold. Mr.  Haas has gone up to the West Fork to do the  assessment work on his claim, the Paymaster,  and to look at other properties. Upon his  return he .-will put a number of men to work  on the Gold Bed.���Boundary Creek Times.   u  The plant for the Revelstoke Electric Light  works will be in place inside of forty-five days  from the date of the signature of the contract  last w-eek. The wheels alone weigh 47,000  pounds; and will generate electricity sufficient  to suppty power for eve^ purpose within an  ��� area of ten miles round Revelstoke. Among  the possibilities, sa3rs the Herald, are an  electric tramwa3' from the power house through  town to the head of the canyon. c The tramway  could conve3r railway cars wdth freight and a  passenger car, and would greatly obviate the  present difficulties of communication with the  Big Bend, as a steamer could run in connection  from above the cai^on to Laporte without any  t.   ,  trouble for eight months of the year.  Southeast Kootena3^ is now being well opened  up by stage routes. Two additional routes  have been arranged. One is from Wardner,  and the stage is to be run three times a week,  the route being at the west side of the Koote-  na3r, from Wardner to West Point and thence  to Fort Steele. The other is from Kalispel,  in Montana, by Wardner to Fort Steele, a distance of about 140 miles, and is run once a  week. Both stages are the private enterprises  of citizens in Wardner and Kalispel, and it is  to be hoped both stages will be well patronized  during the remainder of the season. Kalispel  is reached on the third day- after leaving Fort  Steele, while Wardner can be reached the same  day. Kalispel is the favorite winter route for  leaving Fort Steele mining division, but the  preferable route in the summer time is 03-  steamer on the Kootena3' to Jenning's Landing,  sa3rs the East Kootrna3^ Miner.  Mr. Wilkenson of Nanaimo, one of the  miners who returned from the Klondike with  $40,000, the result of three months labor, sa3as  that large and exceptionalty fine specimens of  ivory were found last season solidly imbedded  in the kry gravel. The ivory tusks of mastodons, weighing as much as 150 pounds, have  been found in. an excellent state of preservation.  Piles and piles of bones have been taken out,  and there is every indication that during some  prehistoric period large bands of mastadons  grazed over the great plains of the Yukon  valle3a That was during an age, 110 doubt,  when the 'conntry was subject to tropical influences. There are indications on'every hand  to show that rank tropical vegetation once  covered the great frozen region of the northwestern part of Alaska, While working one  of the claims Mr. Wilkenson found a leg bone  of a mastodon covered with flesh. It was taken  from a bed of ice, and was afterwards sent to  the Dominion museum at Ottawa.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Regular meeting w^as held Monday night.  Present: His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Gilker, Hillyer, Malone and Teetzel.  Communications were , received from Mac:  donald & Johnson re water main to Kootenay  Lake General Hospital; from H. R. Cameron,  asking for a permit to erect a frame building  within the fire limits, and from L. E. Davick,  asking for a situation as engineer.  The city  clerk   was   instructed   to ���reply to  '.Mr. Cameron, stating that   the council had no  power to grant the permit asked for.  Aid. Hillyer gave notice that he wrould introduce a bylaw at the next meeting of the  council, limiting the number of saloon licenses  in the city. ' ���...-.���  Several accounts wrere ordered paid.  .  Aid.   Teetzel   introduced   a   bill,,   entitled,  "Weight :of Bread Bylaw." ���  The bill was read a first arid second time,  and considered in committee of the whole and  carried.  Aid. Hillyer gave   notice   that  he would at  the next meeting, of the council move that the  third reading of the "Weight of Bread Bylaw,,  No. 17, 1897," be reconsidered.  Aid/Malone introduced a bv-law, entitled,  "Milk Vendors' Bylaw, No. 16, 1897."  The bylaw was read a first and second time,  considered in committee of the whole, and  adopted with amendments.  Aid. Teetzel gave notice that he would at  the next meeting of the council move that the  third reading of the bjdaw be reconsidered.  Council adjourned till Wednesdaa- at 2 p. m.  CANADA'S FIRST GOLD BRICK.  The first gold  brick ever produced in Canada   was   turned out   of the Trail   smelter   on  Wednesda3^ evening last.     The1 ingot weighed  250 ounces, or a trifle over twenty pounds, and  was  stamped B. C. S. & R. Co., which means  British Columbia Smelting and Refining Company.     A Rossland   paper in reporting the occurrence   states that experiments have been in  progress at the refinery for several weeks and  much ground has been gone   over in   arriving  at   the   point reached   Wednesda3^ night.     It  was the   first time refined   gold has ever been  produced in  the Dominion, and it is therefore  not onty an event in the histo^ of the smelter,  but in that  of British Columbia and   Canada.  Mr. Heinze has earned the distinction of building the first refinery north of the 49th parallel.  There are onty a few institutions of this  kind  in the United States. Some new methods in  the process of extracting gold have been  adopted in the refinery of the Trail smelter  and this accounts , for the dela3r in obtaining  actual results. It is believed now every difficulty has been overcome and that the refinety  will be a great success. The crude ore can  now be put through the entire process of  smelting and refining in six or seven da3rs.  In other words, refined gold, copper and silver  can be made available in that time.  The gold in the brick produced Wednesda3r  night was melted in a graphite crucible. The  refinery of the Trail smelter will soon be producing a dozen of these twenty pound gold  bricks every week. THK NELSON ECONOMIST.  COMMENT AND GOSSIP.  The Kamloops Standard  believes   in   consistency, to wit : ,     ,  ,  , " It would be amusing, were not hypocrisy pitiable, to hear  an office-seeking Opposition; through the medium of its  press, talk about a Mongolian Ministry. If they have any  convictions, let them have the courage of them and discharge  tlie Mongolians in their employ."  The Vancouver World evidently intends to  geut out a Klondyke map of its own, for has it  not written that : r  " It is well understood by geographers, explorers and cartographers that both the Province and Colonist maps are far  out of their latitude, and longitude, too, an attempting to  elucidate the routes to Klondyke."  The Victoria Times is altogether too inquisitive, when it asks :       a,  " Where is Turner, and what is he doing'atthis momentous  -time?" O '  If the   TimesG really wants   to   discover the  r  whereabouts or thoughts of any member of the  British Columbia Cabinet, it can be accommo-  modated by sending a lock of its hair and age  to the oracle who performs ,the mind-reading  and fortune-telling for the Nelson Miner. Also  mines located, and  the future   revealed.  The Victoria Colonist has the genuine Canadian ring about it, in proof whereof I quote  the following :       .  < " The San Francisco Call'undertakes to threaten Canada on  account of the mining regulations. We respectfully advise the  Call to mind its own business. It will take very little to give  rise to a demand for the closing of the Yukon to aliens."  The following from the Boundary Creek.  Times, touching educational matters, is practical and to the point:  " It is the iir.st importance that all���even the waif.s of society���should receive a good, sound elementary education,  not that they should be able to pass a high' school entrance  examination or attain any other standard, but that they are  able to have command of the common implements of learning and have a desire for greater knowledge. 'Twere better  that the higher education of the few should be neglected  than allow anv to receive no education at all."  The Kootenaian has struck the keynote of  the situation in the following paragraph on  departmental stores :  " Apart from all this, however, is the. fact that the money  that is earned here ought to be spent here. Supposing all the  supplies required in Kaslo were purchased from outside  points ! The dry goods and grocery and hardware an J drug  and jewelry stores would have to close down and the husbands and brothers of the very women who are sending away  to the departmental stores for supplies would be thrown out  of employment and thus deprived of the chance of a livelihood. The items are indifferent in themselves, perhaps, but  in the aggregate they amount to a great deal, and in fairness  to themselves and the bread and butter winners of Kaslo, the  ladies ought to stop it."  The citizens of the United States, who harbor the belief that Canadians are d3dng to have  their country annexed to Uncle Samuel's domain will not be able to prove their point by  the following paragraph, taken from the Vernon News :  " But the significance of the whole movement lies in the  fact that the colonial empire of Great Britain is thus drawn  nearer to the home centre, and a long step has been taken  towards the completion of the idea so long dreamed of, when  consolidated in one mighty empire the colonies and the  mother land will be able to perfect a system of preferential  trade among themselves,.which will lead at last to an Imperial Federation strong enough to stand alone against any  possible combination of forces that can be broughtagainst it."  The report that Paul Johnson left the   Hall  Mines because of interference with his work, is  untrue.     He severed his  connection with that  company simply   because   he   was promised a  more lucrative position elsewhere.  Vishnu.  WILLIAMS CREEK.  The personal  experience of Mr. James Orr,  one of   Carriboo's   old-timers   is   well   worth  reading. . Landing at Williams creek in 1862,  -when   the   famous creek was in its glory as a  producer.     Gold, gold, gold everywhere.    Mr.  Orr, wTas one of the  owners   in the  Caledonia  ,and   was   bookkeeper   for   the   company.     In  fifteen months they took out over half a million dollars.     They took  out $5,500  from five  pans   of gravel, the  prize  pan   being  $1,680.  This   was   in   1863. , Out   of the   Caledonia,  which   was  sixty-seven   feet  to   bedrock, the  best paying   dirt was   about two   feet  on bedrock and the run was often 150 feet wide.  The  * Never Sweat was .adjoining   and  washed   up  ' every day from 60 to 200 ounces ; Beaureguard  as high, as 800 ounces a day ;: New York from  150  to 200   ounces;   Moffat's   over  $300,000  taken out   of 100 feet  square, which   was the  size   of the   Carriboo   claims.     The   McLean  claim was  next but  not so rich.     The Tinker  with 300 feet of ground paid in dividends over  $700,000.     The   Watty, a   small  claim   next,  paid $80,000.     The   Cameron   claims   cleaned  up   over   $1,000,000;   the   Rably   $900,000;  Dead Broke $70,000.     Below were some- short  but   rich claims.     Prince   of Wales paid eight  interests half a million.     Above the Caledonia,  the Eilooet and Carriboo were very rich.     The  Aurora,   with  its   fourteen   interests,  paid  in  dividends, .after  all expenses were paid   about  $39,000   per interest.    On the Diller, two men  working on the windlass and two underground  took out in ten hours 102 pounds in gold/    In  all over $300,000 was paid  in dividends to the  three interests in this claim.     Above the Black  Jack, which was rich, the Wind-up was a rich  fraction.     From  Ca^^on to Prince   of Wales,  on up to the sawmill, the Ericson, Nigger and  others paid from $25,000 to $50,000 to the interest.     Dozens   of    other   claims   along   old  Williams creek paid enormously and the creek  never received, said Mr.  Orr, credit for nearly  all of its  enormous   output, it being generally  said  that  the   sum of $25,000,000 was   taken  out of 1V2. miles.     Mr.   Orr says  it was   twice  that amount.     In any case it was such a creek  as   was  never   before   struck, and  so   far  the  Klondike   is   not  in   the  race   for record output.     Other creeks  in   the neighborhood, Mr.  Orr says, will   yet   prove  as   rich   perhaps as  Williams   creek was.     Eightning creek, Swift  river, Slough creek, Willow   river  and dozens  of other creeks which   have   never   been bottomed, will yet give up their hoard   of gold.  Of Omenica, Mr. Orr,   who   spent  two   years  there, says   it   was  barely scratched, and  the  whole of the Cassiar  country is yet comparatively virgin   ground.    The   enormous cost of  provisions, difficulty of access and cost of labor  all combined  to make  the  gold  hunters drop  any work  that would not quickly and enormously repay.    To-day there   is   no better gold  county to prospect than from Carriboo through  to   Klondike.     From   Ashcroft   through it   is  only little over   1,000 miles   of which the first  220 is by a first class wagon road, the next 460  by trail and   the   balance by a   splendid water  course down Tes-lin lake and the Hootalinqua  river.     But  within   one   year the   excitement  will very likely be centered in the Cassiar  range of mountains, from , which water sheds  the sources of the Yukon largelylspring. For  prospectors who wish to go in cheap, the B. C.  Mining Journal advises : '' Start from  Ashcroft in April,; leave Quesnelle in; early  May and you can spend the season most profitably iii prospecting through to Telegraph  creek. If you should,wish you can then sell  your pack animals,"for which there is always a  demand at that point, and build a boat, and in  a week from the time you leave Lake Teslin  you can be at that now most talked-of spot on  earth, Klondike."        !  BUTTER FOR THE KLONDYKE.  Shipments Made Direct by the Parsons Produce Company of Winnipeg.   ..  In early times when men went to the remote  corners of the eartli in search of gold or adventure, theyr left what, are known as perishable  food products behind, them- with civilization.  But the enterprise of commerce���the most  marked feature "of the record reign���has-  changed all this, and to-day wherever men go,  be it the jungles of India, the forests of Africa,  the wilds of western Australia or the rocky-  passes to the Klond3'ke, close upon their heels  follow the sons of commerce with a well sup-.,  plied and varied comrnisariat.  Butter has alwa3^s been one of the most  desired and the most difficult of food products  to handle so as to present it to the consumer  in satisfactory condition, and much anxious  thought has been expended and many experiments tried in order to obtain a butter  package that would resist all changes of temperature and be proof against foul, odors. The  result of these efforts is a package known as  the French butter package, a round tin box  varying iu size according to the requirements  of the. trade. This box is lined with vegetable  parchment paper and has a rubber strip rolled  in with the tin when closed which renders it  absolutely air tight. Last week 500 of these  boxes containing in all some 10,000 pounds of  first class Manitoba creamery butter were  shipped from the cold storage rooms of the  Parsons Produce company direct to the Klon-  d3^ke. The contents of each box is guaranteed  to remain in perfect condition as to flavor, etc.,  for at least two years.  A good deal is said about people being fussy  as to the quality of their food, but a dainty  plate is to a great extent a sign of civilization  and the men who have the enterprise to bring  the luxury of good butter to the tables of the  remote miner are doing missionary work  whether they realize it or not.  P. J. Russell of Nelson is the Kootenay  agent of the Parsons Produce company, and  carries a large stock of butter, eggs and cheese  in cold storage here in Nelson for the convenience of his man3'-  customers.  The Crawford Creek country is coming to  the front very rapidly.  A big strike wras lately made on Caii3ron  creek near the Humboldt claim.  The Nelson City Land and Improvement  com pan y are erecting an office at Lakeview.  The company has also leased an office in the  Neeland block, Baker street. -AT"  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE LAST LOVE LETTER.  , c,  ;/.��-  I :-iv  What   with   the    prevalence   of  divorce   suits,   breach   of  promise  cases   and   the     progress    of   the  11 woman   movement,''    I     incline  strongly to the opinion that the last  genuine   love  letter  will   soon  be  , written and that  civilized man will  unlearn the gentle' art ' of putting  down in black and white  praise of  the woman he loves,   coupled   wdth  frank,  manly   arid   outspoken   declarations of his affection, unclouded  by'any visions  of courts of justice  and untainted by  any   forethought  of being   cast   in   heavy   damages,  should   his  passion   for any reason  undergo alteration.      I, can't think  of anything, in this world /that gives  a- woman .more pleasure than a real  love letter.      Like the after taste of  the   wine,   which   is . sweeter-than  the draught itself; like the recollection of a stolen kiss,  which is more  delightful than the   actual,   instantaneous contact itself; like the rainbow,  which is   far   more   beautiful  ' than' the sunshine which creates it;  like the pilfered perfumed handkerchief of his. beloved,   which   thrills  the lover wdth. a   stranger   bliss, in  the quiet of his   chamber   than   it  did when held in her hand, a love-  letter,   me thinks;    is   even   sw^eeter  than the   love   itself..  c A   woman  will conceal her jewels   in   a   meal  tub,   she   will   hide   her   rnone3' in  her stocking, she  will   thrust valuable law papers   into   her   reticule,  she will cany her   latch-key in her  pocketbook,  she   will   put   away a  photograph in the  secret  drawer of  her dressingy-case, she will   make a  soft   nest    among    her   laces    and  embroideries  for   some   dried  rosebuds that she prizes, she will pin a  badge or an order of dance   on the  frame of her mirror, she  will  press  wild flowers that   are   dear   to her  between the pages   of  her   favorite  novel, but there is   only   one   place  which at first thought seems to her:  . to be entirely''worthy to hold a love  letter and that place   you.  will find  deliciously designated in   that love  letter which, Hamlet  wrote to poor  Ophelia,   beginning   it :" To   the  celestial   and   my   soul's   idol, the  .most     beautified     Ophelia,"     and  which I have alwa3's regretted that  Polonius did not read in extenso.  I think that 3^ou men, as a rule,  write love better than 3^ou speak  it. You aren't skilled in heaving  your hearts into your mouths,  although you may think you are.  And it is because women want to  be persuaded that they ascribe such  marvelous magnetic powers to you  and proclaim to the world that  vour   "tongues   drop   manna   audi  ���make the worse  appear  the   better  reason.',' ���   ..  But, give 3^oii meiia goose ;.quill  and an inkhorn, and instanter your  imaginations begin to work a like  the leaven which the women hid in  the three measures of meal.  I   advise   all , women   to   marry  commercial     travelers      or      navy  officers, so that their   lives  may be  continually   pieced   out   with   love  letters.       This  love   at long range  may seem to some like sniffing at a  broiled  live  lobster,   and   inhaling  the bouquet of a , fine   Chablis ; "or,  possibly,    like   kissing   a   pair, of  sweet, lips through a lace   handkerchief, holding the   gloved   hand of  your   best   girl   or   occupying the  adjoining     fauteuil     to    a    pretty  woman iu ,a  steamboat   cabin   and  finding that the  chair is "screwed to  the floor.      But,   speaking   for nry  sex, let me say that the reason why  so   many   marriage   knots   in   this  country are galling is that the husband' is   too   much   in   evidence in  this country ;   he becomes  a   veritable cauchmar.      A   wife  must tell  how she spends her 'money,   wThere  she spends her time,   what she sa3Js  to people and  what   people   say to  her.      Above all must she have no  women friends.    A husband stands  in dread of them, and last,   though  far   from  least,   he   finds  it utterly  impossible- to   reconcile   himself to  the idea of a mother-in-law.      She  is his bete noir.     At the mere mention of her name the  native   hue of  his spirits is sicklied  o'er  with the  dull look of despair.  I sa3^ : Stay awa3' from me, but  write me sweet letters; feed me love  with a long spoon ; lap me iu the  soft Eydian airs of passion penned  03^ an absent lover ; ten pages of it,  linked sweetness long drawn out,  stuffed as full of. pet names, " consigned kisses, tender thoughts and  dainty morsels of pickled sentiment  as an egg of meat or an English  pudding of varied possibilities^ of  indisrestion.  I have been reading lately some  of -Harry II's love letters to  sweet Diane de Poitiers, the best  groomed woman of her dajv .whose  skin at sixty was a marvel of whiteness, and who had as many flesh  brushes as there were beads to her  rosary. How royalty bad was  Plarry's spelling when he sent, her  as nianyo kisses as. he had killed  pheasants that da3r, reminding one  of another series of ro3^al love letters  those of King William of Prussia  to Queen Augusta, when he was  srunninsf after Frenchmen instead  of pheasants. Who but a German  or an Englishman  could write such  INERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.  Hardware, Miners' Supplies, Etc.  We carry a very heavy stock of hardware.  A   LARGE   STOCK    OF    BEST    GROCERIES.  Corner Baker  and Josephine Streets, Nelson,   BX.  a grewsome love letter as this.:  "My darling, I love you devotedly.  Great battle to-day. ���'. Five thousand Frenchmen dead "on the field.  Praise God from whom all blessings  ,flow. Thy William kisses thee ten  thousand times."  But in all earnestness <the so-  called men of blood ��� and iron were  always writers of- charming love  letters, from Oliver Cromwell and  the Duke of Marlborough down to  the little black Corsican and Otto  von Bismarck. But, alas ! this  delicious art of making' love 03^  letter will soon be a lost one. You  men are such coy creatures, frightened off by the stamp of a French  heel,- although you would stand  firm when charged by a squadron  of heavy- cavalry. ;You think  nothing of the awful chances of a  hot shot reaching the powder magazine during a naval fight ; but you  approach the house built with 3^our  money and supported ba^ y^our  labor, like a truant schoolboy  creeping home with his heart .in his  mouth.  Before I left home I was told that  women passed most of their time in  rocking chairs,' reading novels. If  I were a man I wouldn't allow a  rocking, chair-in my house: They  are terribly demoralizing. I have  one in my room, and now, when I  am worried, I 'rock, instead of  praying, as I used to do.  But to return to making love by-  letter : As the marriages-af to-day  are "arranged," hot made, it follows that neither party wishes to  sive a certificate of excellence when  he or she may want to return the  goods as not being ' 'fast colors, "or  as being "unbecoming to the  wearer's style" or "too heavy for  Summer and not hea\y enough for  Winter."  Now, a love-letter is a certificate  of excellence, and when a man  sends one nowada3rs,  he  does so at  NOTICE.  NOTlCE'is'hereby given that in accordance  with Section 3 of tlie "Sanitary Regulations of  1896," a resolution lias been passed by the Provincial Board of Health, declaring the sanitary  regulations of 1896 to be in force in the city of  Nelson.  GEORGE II. DUNCAN, M. D.  Sec. Provincial Board, of Health.  Dentistry,  DR. H. E. HALL, Graduate of Philadelphia  Dental College. Seven years experience. Gold  and porcelain crowns inserted. Teeth replanted. Office with Dr. George Hall, Baker  street.  Subscribe for  e bconomis  ALBERT MISLONKA.  Boots ant! Shoes  IVIade and Repaired.  Hal J  Street, Nelson, B. C.  a risk of its being used for publication as well as a guarantee of good  faith. All his ingenious combinations of sweet words set in delicious  phrases return to plague their inventor. For a 3rear or so these  letters are tied with a blue satin  ribbon and thrust gently out of  sight into a iiest of perfumed wefts  and webs, and then���to what base  uses, etc.���a rubber band holds  them rudety together, and they are  pushed into the pigeonhole of a  lawyer's desk, neighbored 03^ proofs  of contemptible villainies and  records of meannesses that one  must be learned in the law to know  even the name of.  Claire. THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  WILL WHISTLE BY  OCT.  I.  ���' I expect to hear the whistle of  a C. P. R. locomotive in Slocan City  by or before the first of October,''  said Chief D Engineer Charles E.  Perry to a representative' of the  News, oh Wednesday. "I have  just returned from a trip all along  the line of construction, and work  is beings pushed with all possible  haste. _���������.-  '' At the other end of the line the  Contractors now have over 500 men  at work, and five miles of the right  of wa3^ has been graded and is  ready for the rails. The graders  are spread all along the right of  way, the clearing is practically completed and the ^slashers have done  their deadty work. About 20,000  ties have been ' cut thus, far, and  more than half of them have been  delivered, so that we are now  almost ready to begin putting down  the iron. The. contractors are all  everlastingly rushing the work, and  I look for them to be done and out  of the way by - the last of September.  '' We expect to begin track laying by the 15th or- 20th of this  month. Already there is iron  enough at Slocan Crossing for 15  miles of road, from 70 to 80 car  ioads. The actual work of putting  down the rails will proceed fast  when once started, and we will get  over at least a mile per day unless  delayed 03?- unforeseen circumstances  A locomotive will be brought down  from the main line, and one from  the C. & K. branch will also be  used.  "The contractors have only had  about a month of good workable  weather, and I consider that thev  have made excellent progress for the  time the3r have been at it.''  Work on the new freight station  and section house in this city is  wrell under way. They will soon  be completed and occupied. The  former structure is 30x60 feet in  size, and was only commenced last  Saturday. The passenger station,  wrhich is to be located near the foot  of Harold street, will be two stories  in height, and will be one of. the  best buildings owned by the C. P.  R. in the Kootenay. It will have  all modern conveniences. Work on  this building is expected to start  some time this month���as soon as  the perfected plans are received  from the offices at Vancouver.  Robert Marpole, superintendent  of the western divisions, and Vice-  President Shaughnessy of the C. P.  R., are expected in Slocan City  some time this month to look over  the   new line   as far   as   it has pro  gressed, and arrange further details  for terminal facilities.���Slocan City  News. '  AN ORIENTAL HAREM.  Two English ladies ' recently  made a visit to au Oriental harem,  yvhich they thus describe in a Eoh-  don paper : ." On our arrival, the  great eunuch crossed his two arms  on his breast and opened-'the-cedar  and '-mother-o' pearl gates of this  enchanting fahy -palace, " #'where  some, twenty women- were diversely  occupied ; some reclining or tying  on cushions and rich carpets, some  sitting in silver,, baigiioires and  splashing with their j eweled hands  a perfumed water, milky and coir  ored like opals ; some arranging  flowers in their hair ; some fanning  themselves with feather screens,  etc. We were, scarcely in, my  friend and nwself, when all the  ladies began the most unexpected  antics ; some gathered in a corner  and giggled, ..some ran away and  hid themselves behind their curtains, looking at us with wide-open  eyes like frightened does ; - some���  the more bold ones���surrounded  us, and all of a sudden the whole  troup was besieging us, a regular  assault ; one took my bonnet off  my head and put it on her black  curls ; another deftly unhooked my  cape and went away with it, while  a small one, kneeling before me,  busied herself unbottoniug my high  boots, tickling me all the time, and  convulsed with laughter. When I  looked at my friend, she was almost  fainting, and ^ no wonder ; three  young ladies���two of them dressed  'en Venus sortant de l'onde,' their  plump little bodies dripping water  on the floor, for they had jumped  out of their baths���had succeeded  in tearing off her light muslin  blouse, and were trying to unhook  her st^ys amid roars of laughter.  Happily for us, the splendid gates  were opened again, and a stately  woman, superbty dressed, entered  the apartment, preceded b3r a  eunuch and followed by two girls  in white wool garments.. She saluted us gravety and looked with a  slight . frown at the scene before  her; then she shrugged her shoulders, a scornful smile curled her  lips, which were painfully red with  paint, and she said a few words to  her attendants. Then she walked  on without granting us a second  look. She was the legitimate wife  of the master of the house.  ��>  It is said that the R >ssland Miner  will shortly drop its daily edition  and confine itself to a weekly issue.  Victoria Hotel, August 18,1894.  ' .. O       ''   ���       ������'���'' ��� ������      ��� ��' ��  Fred Goodwin  wishes  to   inform his numerous  friends and acquaintances before they start for  That he is Selling Trail  Creek Beer at  Twenty=five  Cents a Quart.  The  Manufactured by  Kootenay   Brewing,   Malting   and  Distilling Company, Limited.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application.  Give 11s a Call.     Frompt Attention to Letter Orders.  Telephone 21. Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  BAKER STREET,  , Prop.  NELSON, B. C.  VIENNA      BAKERY      RESTAURANT  For the Very Best 3Ieal at tlie Most Reasonable Price ours is the place.  Every description of Lunches put up to order. We arc now prepared to  jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Earts, Lady Fingers, Macearoons, &o.  Wedding,Cakes a specialty.  The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also  a fresh   supply of Fancy  Candies.  R. HURRY, Proprietor.  iaker Street, Nelson.  EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.  NEWLY FURNISHED.  THE CLUB HOTEL  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Stanley and Silica Sis.  Nelson, B. C.  FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Two Dollars Per Day and Up.      -       Everything New  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,    SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  Lapoint Sl Farley,       -      -       Proprietors  NEESON,  B.  C. ��� r    ��� t  i"'   -  io  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  . r ;*  ii:;  . r   " r  HOW CAN ONE TELL ?  Who would believe thai under sunny skies,  A month ago when summer kissed the land,  We rTacf sweet stories' in each other's eyes,  And laughed and loved and would not understand    '        '     ' ,  That time, who changes'all things as he fiies,  Bids us change too, in order to be wise���,  Who would believe ?  Well, being wise, we part without regret,  Frank  with ourselves and  tickle  with   our  times; ' . ,       __...=....������.j.._..  But, though we part, we need not quite forget,  In winter prose, the ring of summer rhymes.  Fate can not change the fact that once ;xc met:  We may remember that, at least���and yet    ,  Be not unwise. '   '  I-Iowcan one,���tell which -way one's heart will  yearn,  Back'to the old, or forward to the new?  When one is young, one lias so much to learn,  And life is long and all the tales are true;  And, peradventure, we may;.both return  To warm our hands where once  we  feared to  burn���  How can one tell ?  Grips,  Trunks  ABOUT THE  ]  Canada Life Assurance Company  OF HAMILTON.  ITS AGE:  50 years.    Established 18-17.  ITS INCOME :  ���=���-���=-      , Over $2,740,000 in 1896.  ";  ITS SIZE :  Tlie largest Canadian' Company.  . Assets' oyer $17,000,000.  Assurances in force, over $70,000,000.  ITS PROFITS :  Its ��� profits to "policy-liolders are unsurpassed.  ITS POSITIGM:  Its prestige is acknowledged on every  side,    its position is unique.  ITS AIM :  To give tiie best results for the least premium consistent with permanent security.  C. D.J. Christie," Dist. Agt  NELSON,'B.  C.  Hume Addition is , destined to be the popular residential part of  Nelson, owing-, to" its beautiful and healtlry location, as well as being  easity reached without the necessity of-climbing'the hill. ' ' '.   ���  rds  is situated about on a level   with Baker and Vernon streets.c*  almost every instance the lots sold up to date have been  Iu almost  r*o  Lfoa  Satchels,  Rug Straps,  Thompson Stationery Co., Ltd,  NELSON,   B.  C.  CLEMENTS AND HILLYER BLK  Nelson,- B. C.  T. S'. Gore.   ' H. Burnet.   J. H. McGrf;dor  ..GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of Tiileto Mineral Claims, &c.  WELSOH,   -    -    -   British Columbia  JOHN  Dominion .and.  " Provincials**!*..^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B.  II si LOU si   &����4HP&.n oni  Hair Cutting, 25 cents.  Sheving, 25 cents.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  C.    and    K.   "AN  -   fFFICE,    Baker  W. S.  BELVEL,   Proprietor.  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.     Lots can now be had at .  put upon them three or four years ago, when Nelson  was-but a hamlet.  Property in this addition will certainly     �� ,. .  [f*H  a the near future.     Intending purchasers will do well to buy now.  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B; C  Opp  St.  gf W"3'5^ "^ag"  Adjoins the City of Nelson and has superb water frontage, affording  an uninterrupted view of Kootena3~ Lake.  Recorded as Nelson  City,  being Subdivision of Lot 58 A  The Land Company is   now clearing   streets,  laying, sidewalks and  generally improving their property, and offer special inducements to purchasers intending to   build at   once.    TITLE  GUARANTEED.     For  prices of lots and terms of sale apply at the office of  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co., Nelson, B.C.  DEALERS   IN  -J 5  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors  Shingles, Etc., El-c.  BAKER STREET,  (In premises latclv occupied  bv  A. McDonald <��  Co.)  NELSON: B.C  Ward Street Cas.  rocery,  (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRY)  MERCHANT TAILOR,  I  High Class Suits Mad  Latest  Styles.  e  n  the  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted.  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings.. ��� ���   9  <&.J>   9  roceries  and   Provisions.    Smai! Store, Small  Stock, Small Profits.  Your Patronage- Solicitec  ���o  9  A new consignment-of window shades  embracing the latest shades has just  been received by  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  elson  9  Ob      C THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  li  Winnipeg, Manitoba;  ers   in"  ^Skp'JL   o  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada. All  warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full Stock  carried at Nelson, B. ,.C.     For prices write or wire  Manager of Nelson Branch  Parsons Produce Company.  THIS SPACE  FOR  Wholesale and Retail  Tobacco^ Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and Tobacconists/ Sundries.  ���SOLE OWNERS OF-  f  IN  THE FINEST BRAND  MADE IN CANADA  Ask Your Deafer for Them  olesale  Store,   Mqrth  of   Ba  Retail Store, South Side of  Street,   Nelsoi  ker Street.  P. O. BOX 108  TEL. GO  Nos. 16 and 20, Baker St., Nelson,  Every Department stocked   up with  New   Goods,   of   the   latest   Styles.  H     ��8  ra  ftBI  Will Begin Operations on or about August o     A  Complete Line of   Carbonated  -    . Waters. Syrups,, Essences,   Etc.  Distilled   Water   Only   Used.  olesale and Retail  Head Office ;  Nelson,  B. C-  Markets at  Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  | Sandon,   Rossland  and  Trail  NOTICE  Is hereby given that I, Patrick .Joseph ��� .Russell,  intend aY>plving to the. License Commissioners j  of tiie Citv of Nelson for a license to sell liquor j TL.  by retail at a saloon to  be  known  as the  "Ho-j   BIB  dega," situate on west half of lot 11, block 1, of |  the citv of Nelson. P. J. Russell,     j ��**%_ *��� _ ^^ '^4.  Dated at   Nelson,   B.C.,  this 4th  day  of  Aug-    ��,00110111 ISt.  ust, 1897.  e h .,���  rya "|.-'��Mffw>wwiv�� ncMttsMi  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���(,��.  . r   I*  O  ;ma "  1..   .J; ]���,  -'iW ;-  y;i >���;  i T.  London, Eng.  Victoria, B. C.  Shippers and Importers,  .'-���.- Nelson, B. C.  LIQUORS.  RusseiTs "Victory No, IV Brand.  Sheffield Made Drill Steeh  Sizes %; 14; V&.  ���i . f '-'  .This Steel is guaranteed equal to any ; save.your money by writing  for quotations. ��� : >  Wholesale Merchants,  Kootenay Branch,  DRY GOODS,  NOTICE.  Take notice that I, Thomas G. Proctor, free  miner's certificate, S,445, intend at the end of  thirty clear clays from the date hereof, to apply for a lease of the land located as the  "Crow's Nest" Mineral Claim, situated one-  quarter of a mile south of the lighthouse, at  the mouth of Kootenay outlet, on the west  shore of Kootenay Lake and comprising 50  acres more or less as a limestone quarry: The'  land- may be further described as follows :  Commencing where a stake is planted marked  Thomas G. Proctor, northeast corner, then  southerly 1500 feet more or less, following the  shore of the lake, thence westerly 1,500 feet,  thence northerly.1,500 feet, thence easterly 1,500  feet to the place of beginning. ���  T. G. PROCTOR.  Dated at Nelson, this 29th day of July, 1897.  KIPLING'S "ANCHOR SONG."  OFFICE  P. O. BOX 109.  A.. E. Brown.  Grad McGill Col.  J. H. Vanstone.  Grad Ont S.C-  Assayers and Anylatical Chemists,  Gold ond silver... .$1 50  Gold, Silver, copper 2 50  Lead wet method.-. 2 00  Nickel 8 00  Silver ?1 00  Lead drv method 1 00  Copper." 2 00  Coba\t 10 00  Discounts for quantities.  Office at Vanstone's Drug Store  Kau'ffman Block, Nelson, B.C.  1897  1897  THE  HAS  (1) THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF RF-  sefve for the protection of policy holders-being  tiie only Canadian company that has-provided  this security'from its inception.  ' (2) THE LARGEST SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS of any Canadian company at the  same stage of its existence, being 20 percent  higher than anv other company.  (3) THE LOAVESE DEATH RATE of any  company in Canada at the same stage of its  existence.  HAS NOT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death-Claims unpaid.  General Agent Kootenay District, Nelson, li. C.  Heh!  "Walk her round.,t Heave, ah heave her  short again-! ' .  Over, snatch her over,  there,  and hold her on  . the pawl. ' ���  Loose all sail, and brace your yards back and  full-  Ready jib-to pay her off and heave short all !  Well; ah fare you well ; .we can stay  110 more  with you, my love���  Down, set down your liquor and your girl from  off your knee ;  For the wind has come to say: "You must take  me while you may,       ��� ,y  li you'd go ,to Mother Carey (walk her down to  Mother .Carey!)  Oh, we'er bound to Mother Carey,  where  she  feeds her chicks at sea!"  Heli!    Walk her round.     Break,  ah  break it  out o' that!  Break  our starboard bower out, apeak, awash  and clear.  Port���port   tlie    casts,    with   the    harbor-son  beneath her foot,  And tnat's the ia^t u' bottom we shall see this  year !  Well, ah fare you well, for we've got to take  lier out again���  Take her out in ballast, riding light and cargo-  free.  And it's time to clear and quit when, the  hawser grips the bitt,  So we'll pay you with the foresheet and a  promise from the sea.  Heh!   Tally on.   Aft and walk away with her!  Handsome to the cathead, now; O tally on the  fall;  Stop, seize and fish, and easy oh the davit-guy.  Up, well up the fluke of her, and inboard haul!  Well, ah fare you well, for the channel wind's  took hold of .us,  Choking down our voices as we snatch gaskets  free.  And it's blowing up for night, and she's dropping light on light,  And she's snorting under bonnets for a breath  of open sea.  Wheel, full  and by-;   but she'll smell her road  alone to-night.  Sick she is and harbor sick���0 sick to clear the  land!  Roll down  to Breat with the Red Ensign oyer.  us������      '���     . .',..,'  Carry   on and   thrash  her  out with allshe'l  stand!  Well, ah fare you well, and it's  Ushant slams  the door on us,  Whirling   like  a  win lmill   through  the dirty  scud to lee; .   -  Till the last, last ilickev goes   from   the tunibl  ing water-rows,  And we're off to Mother Carey (walk her down  to Mother Carey!)  Oh,-we're bound for Mother Carey,  where  she  feeds her chicks at sea!  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  TURNER,   BEETON    &   CO.,  AGENTS,  NELS  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  .  C.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, VOGIL-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Bhie. �� . ��� "   ,  " OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red. * ..:������'���,  All these brands have been duly-registered in the Government Patent offices, and any infringement, of the same or refilling'of our-branded bags with flour will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed winch bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and hlue twine.  In thanking you for vour patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of,your favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that *�� OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and " OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard,- manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties (gluten and starch) to produce the highest  results in baking. , , ��� ���  In placing our new brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing .you the finest quality of bread. No expense is  spared in'the manufacture of these special brands.of flour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.  .Yours truly,  OGILVIE MILLING   COMPANY.  C. M. LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Coiumbia.  R, B.  ESNOUF,  .Importer and Dealer in.  Furniture, Crockery, Glassware* Lamps and Silver Plated Ware.  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons, Restaurants and Families.  ... . Upholstering and Repairing.   Mattresses Made to Order.  VERNON STREET,  NELSON, British Columbia.  '     CARRY A EARGE STOCK OF  roceries, Crockery and  Everything; in  the Grocery Line New and Fresh and  Sold Cheap for Cash.  Glassware and Crockery from the Best Makers.  Baker Street, = =        = =        Nelson, B. C.  YOUR SHOES   AT   General flerchants.  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with ever}Tthing in the Grocery  Eiue at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crockery is complete, marked at living.prices.  Nelson, British Columbia.


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