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Array 73   v  ,/f  VOL. I.  NELSON, "B,   C.,  WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 8,   1897.  NO.  2.2.  ���E NELSON ECONOTIIST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. G.  D. M. Carle v   . 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  H paid in advance  7.  2 00  Remit by Express,  Monev  Order,  Draft,  P. O,  Order,   or  Registered Letter. -  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfullv  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 tiie  interests of readers will be  carefully guarded   against  irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  News was brought b}?- the steamer City of  Seattle, arrived at Seattle from Skagua\7, that  the Canadian officials have issued a notice  warning the people at Dawson City that having carefully inquired into the question of food  supply for the winter, it is found that the  stock on hand is not sufficient to meet the  wants of those now in the district, and calling  upon those who are not well supplied to move  down the river to Fort Yukon where there are  provisions.    The proclamation continues :  " It is absolutely hazardous to build hopes,  upon the arrival of boats. It is almost beyond  possibility that any more food can come into  this district. For those who. have not laid in  a winter's supply to remain here any longer is  to court death from starvation, or, at the least,  the certainty of sickness from scurvey or other  troubles. Starvation now stares every man in  the face who is hoping and waiting for outside  relief."  Such a state of affairs has long been anticipated, and now that it has become a stern reality we cannot help sympathising with the poor  fellows who find themselves iu a land of gold  with starvation staring them in the face. The  date ofthe proclamation is not given, but it  is evident from the letter of our Vancouver  correspondent, that the warning was not given  too late to be of service. " Within a few days  the river will be closed, and the move must be  made at once." So reads the notice, which  was signed by Captain Constantine, of the  Mounted Police ; D. Davis, Collector of Customs ; and Thomas Fawcett, Gold Commissioner of the Dawson district.  sj?  The Spokesman-Review appears to have  copied a leaf out of the Seattle Post Intelligencer's "Guide to the Klondyke." For  some weeks the Spokesman has been preaching a new route   to  the new  El Dorado,   and  incidentally pointing out the advantages of  Spokane as an outfitting point. We have no  doubt that the new route has many advantages to recommend it, but in discussing  the outfitting proposition the Spokesman-  Review is guilty bf gross misrepresentation.  Outfits required for the Klondyke are manufactured and supplied hi Canada at a lower  cost than in the United States, and the fact  that duty is charged on all goods coming into  Canada from the United Stattes is an additional  consideration. There are two or three, points  in the Kootenavs where outfittingr can be done  just as-cheaply as in' Spokane. In this connection it may be added that the Kootenays  are not going to suffer by. the rush to the  Klondyk'e :-the coming season promises to be  the busiest in the history of mining here.  Some will leave for'the new mining district,  but there will be a hundred to take the place  of every, one leaving, and the chances are that  the ones who come into the Kootenay will be  getting considerably-the best of it.  The debate as to the relative acts of bravery  of the English, Irish   and   Scotch   soldiers on  the field of battle has assumed a serious aspect  down at Victoria.       It appears that the Times  took the recent capture of Dargai Pass by the  Gordon   Highlanders   as a text   to prove  that  the Scotchman, as a soldier,   is superior to the  Englishman, Irishman   or Welshman.       This  roused the ire of several Englishmen, and now  comes Archer Martin, a Victoria barrister, with  the   most   incontrovertible   evidence   that the  Scotch   have been taking   credit   for   bravery  that should rightly belong to the Irish.      And  more power to   your elbow,   Archer,   say  we.  You would not be one ofthe Martins  of Cro'-  Martin if you didn't speak a word in season in  defence of the old sod.      While you  are at it,  too, you   might mention   the fact that   Sandy  had his square   broken at Tamai,   and that in  evidence   of the skill   in endurance ofthe soldiers of England, Ireland and Scotland, a company ofthe i8th Royal Irish  won the prize of  ^50 presented by   Lord Wolsely   to the   company  making   the ascent of  the Nile   in  the  shortest space of time in the Autumn of 1884.  As the old song goes :  The Scotch and Welsh have shewn  They are loyal to the throne,  And an Englishman was never known to yield,  But give Pat his due and right.  He is foremost in the fight.  And for honor's sake will die upon the field.  This much will be admitted, however, that,  next to the Irish, the English, Scotch and  Welsh soldiers are the best iu Europe. However, the Times may be forgiven for its unkincl-  ness to   the Irish if it ceases passing off such  mongrel Bowery gibberish as the following -for.  Irish dialect : " Private Rafferty : Ye're out a v.  shtip, ye gossoon." " Sergint-Casey ; Oiin.de.'  only man in the hull rig'mint dat's in shtip  begorry.'' If the editor of the Times' German  is no better than, his Irish-. dialect he .may not  be regarded as such a distinguished linguist  after all.  On behalf of the C.P.R. an undertaking was,  given   a few   months ago   that   the   compan}^  would   give Rossland   a service   with   as,little,  delay as possible.       Because construction was  not   commenced forthwith,   the press   of that  : city, backed up by contemporaries   who never  tire, of assailing   the   big    railway   company,  heaped abuse upon   the heads of  the officials,  and with a great show of wisdom proceeded to  dictate terms and map   out the route to be followed.   While these worthies were ventilating  their so-called grievances,   the officials  ofthe  C.P.R.   were quietly   perfecting plans for the  fulfilment of their promise,   and now the superintendent of the western division, Mr. K. Mar-  pole, makes the   announcement  that   the construction ofthe line into Rossland will be commenced within a   fortnight and   completed b}^  April 1 st.       Operations will commence simultaneously at both ends   of the   line���Rossland  and Robson.       Interviewed on the subject the  other day,   Mr. Marpole   said the route to be  followed   is   from   Robson   down   to -Murphy  Creek along the Columbia river, then up Murphy Creek and south to Rossland, getting into  the city' around Columbia and Kootenay mountain past the milk ranch.       The local station  will be on Thompson avenue,   near Washington street.     From there the line will  run back  around the Columbia and Kootenay mountain  to a point   below the mine ofthe same name,  where a switchback will be made, and the road  will then back past the Iron Colt over the Red  mountain,   ending   for   the   present   near   the  Josie.       The intention   is to build spurs from  the main line to such   mines as  may   open up  and stand in   need   of  railway  service.       All  these details   were being   quietly   worked out  while the anti-C.P.R. press were howling.   The  company   fully realize   the importance   of the  Kootenay trade, and are evidently prepared to  do their duty towards developing it.  The recent fire at the Kootenay Steam Laundry has had the effect of rousing the citizens of  Nelson to the importance of taking steps towards preventing a recurrence of similar scenes  It demonstrates the fact that Nelson is not prepared to cope with a fire of any magnitude,  that there is   practically  no fire   organization,  m  ssssssajrairasE^^ THE NELSON /ECONOMIST  and that for the safety of the city it is essential  that every, precaution be taken.    The chief of  the fire department has been   making" a house  to house inspection with the view of enforcing  little regulations which every householder and  business man ought to observe.   Pie has found  that, in very'-many cases the   flues as arranged  are a positive saurce of danger,   the surrounding woodwork   not being properly   protected.  Tn" such -'cases���some three   score   and   ten to  date���he   has ordered   the use of  thimbles or  sheet iron, and, where -necessary,, the building,  of brick chimne3>s.      Prevention is better than  cure.     It has been found that there  is no proper provision niade for the care ofthe fire hose,  and one ofthe aldermen '/who went   to, inspect  the fire   hall the other day   ibtrnd the rubbers  frozen.       True,   there is,a   tower- in which to  hang   the hose to dry,   but in   frosty   weather  ���wet hose will not-dry in it,  and frozen hose is  worse than useless.       W7e are   pleased to note  that the city council*  has made   provision   for  the proper heating of the fire hall.   At present  there are   only i,oqo feet   of   hose   available.  This is certainly   not sufficient   except   under  the most favorable conditions.     An additional  thousand feet would be desirable, and without  further dela}' a fire brigade ought to.be organized and trained for the work of fighting flames.  We are confident our young men would freely  respond if called upon.  It is reported that 400 ladies are about to  leave New York for the Klondyke to administer to the spiritual and temporal wants ofthe  gold seekers. Charit\r begins at home, ladies.  Of course it needn't end there, but one cannot  help thiuk.ing that there will be a very large  field for operations in your own big city under  Tammanv rule.  It looks as if the Cuban insurrection is  drawing to a close. A circular issued at  Havat'na declares in favor of the-autonomy extended to the Island, and a patriotic appeal is  made to the insurgents now under arms to  return in peace to their homes. In view of  the favorable turn things have taken, further  reinforcements of Spanish troops have been  stopped. It is-difficult to get any authentic  information concerning operations in Cuba.  One report states that reinforcements are withheld in consequence ofthe favorable reception  of the plan of autonomy, while another  asstens the action ofthe Spanish government  to a report that the present forces are regarded  as sufficient to suppress the insurrection  before the rainy season. In either case, however, the indications are that the terrible war  is nearino- the decisive point.  Dr. Borden, Minister of Militia, sails for the  Old Country this week, and, it is said, will lay  before the War Office the claims of Canadian  militia officers to long service medals. Such  medals are awarded to officers ofthe volunteers  in Great Britain, and there is no reason why  our long service men in Canada should not  also receive them. In this country our militia  have on more than  one   occasion,   been  called  upon to take up arms in defence of their country's  rights,   and  have   ever   displayed   their  courage and loyalty.     There  are  men in the  ranks who. have  stuck to7the militia service  through thick and thin, and who hold themselves in readiness to respond to any call that  may be made upon them.      Surely  such  men  are entitled to some recognition.      The volunteer officers of the   Old 'Country, ������in-the'   vast  majority   of cases, do   -.not know what active  service is, nor  are.'they." lik'ely..-to'as   long   as  ���they.are connected"with  the  volunteers,     Dr.  Borden has a very strong case to present,   and  ���will no doubt carry it to a successful issue.  It is too often the case that people   who  are  most-  liberally    endowed.: with    this    world's  o-oods are those   who   make   themselves   con-  spicuous in their efforts to  avoid   dues   which  less favored mortals  freely  concede  to be just  and   willingly   p&Y- .     A   well   known    New  Yorker   with    the     very    suggestive   name,  Gould, recently passed away, leaving  to heirs  an estate which the New York  City surrogate  court appraised, for the purposes  of taxation,  at the neat little  sum  of $78,000..000.      The  foundation of this  great   fortune was  laid   b}^  the  late Jay  Gould,   and   built    up   03^   that  individual, how,   we  need  not   now   enquire.  Suffice   it   to   say   that   the   estate   has   been  appraised at $78,000,000 in the same  manner  as infinitely smaller  estates,   and with   equal  right of protest on th2. part of those interested.  Now the heirs of Jay Gould  step  in   and say  that this is too large a sum   to be   taxed,   and  ask to have the appraisers' 'figures reduced.   Of  course these fortunate beings  are entitled   to  full justice as well as any ordinary tax  pa)-er,  but except .they have been grievously wronged  in this connection   few   will   sympathise   with  them iu their trouble.  ' It is difficult to deal with cases of vagranc3*.  The vagrant is a very familiar character in  almost every country. Society'could well do.  without him, though the extermination ofthe  species would deprive humorists and the comic  papers of their chief source of supply. A vagrant is defined as one without visible means of  support, and that there should be -any such in  a new country such as ours is inexcusable. A  man ma\r be hard up, and out of employment,  but if he has am-' principle within him he will  seek employment and continue his search until  he finds it. There is, however, a class of men  who will not work under any circumstances,  but will eat under all. Such creatures are so  numerous that laws have been framed to prevent them living upon the industry of others.  It is now a fully recognized fact that the greatest punishment that can be meted out to the  tramp or vagrant (the terms are almost synonymous) is to make him work. To simply  imprison such men, especially in severe weather, is no punishment���in nine cases out of  ten it is just what the3r are looking for. Free  board and lodging, even in the common jail,  is very acceptable. A member of this good-for-  nothing fraternity accosted Chief of Police Mc-  Kiunon on the street the other clay and solicited  alms, stating   that he was hungry   and home  less.     The chief took the man into custody on  a charge of vagrancy :   he was brought before  the police magistrate,   and sentenced to thirty^  da3^s' imprisonment.      , Offenders of this class  are confined in. the cityr lock-up,   where  they  have little or nothing to do save to cook their  own meals���arid   eat them.       It  is a pity his  worship could not have added   '' hard labor ''  to the sentence, so that the -solitary representative of the Weary Raggles'   tribe now   undergoing a term here might be able, when set on  the road 'asrain, to tell his brethren that Nelson  is an undesirable place to visit.       This fellow  is no novice at his business,   as shown by the  fact that   when he wanted   to.be   arrested   he  knew the man of all others to go to.  The board   of  aldermen at   Rossland  have  decided to divide the city into wards for municipal purposes, and there  is  a  proposition in  Nelson to follow  suite.      The  Municipal Act  provides for such division, but in  cities where  the ward system 'is- carried  out on   a   liberal  scale it has been productive of great evil.     Of  course   in   large   centres   of   population   it- is  necessary that the duties   and   responsibilities  of office be divided, but  as 37et,   it  appears  to  us, no city.in the  Kootenai's   has   sufficiently  advanced ' to'justify  more   than   a   couple   of  wards.'    Once a municipality becomes divided  up into small sections   full justice will   not be  done to all,  while the interests   of  one   ward  will be sacrificed to make lavish provision, for  another.       The   alderman  with certain  influences   is   the one  who gets most  for his constituents ;   the. less   powerful    and   persistent  representative is too often unsuccessful left out  in the cold.   The evil of" ward grabbing," as  this   particular   species  of  aggrandisement is  termed, is disagreeably apparent in   the larger  municipalities of the  country ;   the  tendency  now is to amalgamate interests  and reduce to  the lowest   possible   number' municipal   divisions.     Where this principle has been adopted  good results have  invariably"   followed.       If it  be imperative to   divide   our city   into wards,  it is contended b}" many that we   should   have  no   more   than two���one east, the other west.  Mr. Sinclair, editor of the Locomotive Engineering, a trade paper published in New  York, writes a long letter to the London Times  on the engineers' strike in the Old County, in  which he sa\rs that during one week, in con-  seqence of the troubles, thirty-eight foreign  orders were received in the United States for  locomotives which, under normal conditions,  would have been placed in England. He  warns English engineers that, if they attempt  to follow the trade which they are banishing  to America, they will be obliged to work  harder and longer hours than they are accustomed to at home.  The blue-book containing the criminal statistics for the dominion up to the end of September, 1896, is just issued, and while it shows  almost eveiw class of crime to be represented,  it is pleasing to note a diminution under most  ofthe headings despite the increase in population.       The decrease in the number of indict-  ��mai^M^MmMia^^ \Vt4xaiHXU Mwum��W^s��tK*��]U*UmZ*.-ii  ���#i*a*tamai&ntuawt'MtfHhato-wvni^^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I  able.offences in i 896 -as, compared with' 1895,  was 335, the figures being 7,730 and 7,395 re-  spectiveiy. ��� In British Columbia there were  317. convictions in 1895 and 247 the' following  year.,. This is a very creditable showing, coh--  sideriug tiie-"-great-'activity in mining during  the period covered, and the vast extent ofthe  province.- . In Manitoba and Nova Scotia there  was an increase . in convictions for indictable  offences 'iu 1896,...while all other portions of the  dominion showed a decrease.  Aniong the recent visitors to   Nelson: were  Sir Charles H. Tupper and Hon. F. P. Peters,  of Victoria,      Sir   Charles   H.   Tupper is the  most promising of our 3^oung Canadian statesmen, and if'may be that within the  course of  a short time he will be called upon to lead the  Conservative party'.      Hon. Mr.  Peters,  until  a few months ago, was premier of the Prince  Edward Island government  and is   a  Liberal  of the most,, pronounced type.      He   resigned  his portfolio to take up his residence in British  Columbia, and will',- when  that   awe-inspiring  institution known as the British Columbia Bar  Association, grants him the privilege, engage  iu the practice'of his profession in partnership  with Sir Charles IT. Tupper at Victoria.  Both  gentlemen may-be-regarded, as leaders of two.  opposing political parties, yoet they  have  sufficient faith in the   hcnesty   and   integrity'   of  each other to form a partnership.    When such  things    as   these    come   to pass   it naturally  induces the belief that here in Canada although  we may be the bitterest political opponents imaginable,   in   business   and   social!3*   we  may  entertain the  highest 'friendship   aid   respect  for the men' who may   be   so   obstinate   as   to  transacted, it is not unnatural that our connection: might.:be regarded in England, as serviceable in locally: helping to direct the operations successfulh'. .Believing; that the intro-  , duction of capital for the purposes in view is  not only desirable but 'very/ necessary, I am  free to'say that my conscience is quite clear in  -the matier, -and'further that, if our connection,  is of service in' facilitating; the promotion of  such companies on a-sound basis/I feel, that  we are j ustihed in accepting the responsibility.  This is '/my view and that is the position I  take, apart from all other considerations as to  the richt-of a public man to eneage in legiti-  mate private enterprise. Of course, at this  distance, we cannot be held responsible for  /. every, use. of our names that may be made iii  England. Promoters /sometimes take. .lib-,  erties they are/ not ��� authorized to do;  but when called uoon at the proper, time and  place we can show satisfactorily that we acted  uoon representations of a/bona fide character  and upon conditions that can leave no rocm  for aspersions of conduct or intentions. I  think-tiiy record in- British Columbia is sufficient warranty of t-ny statement I "may make  as to that, and will be accepted as quite equal  in value to aiwthing- the detractors cf the government have vaguelv hinted at.''  The Colonist, commenting on its interview  with Mr. Turner, takes the lexical ground  that-if public men'are to be denied the right  of engaging- in legitimate ��� private enterprise,  the politicians of Canada, at least those .occupying public positions,'will have to abandon  their business interests.  think and vote against  us.  vmaries  in  Ay  lupper and Eon. F. P. Peters represent the  highest types of cur colonial statesmen, and  their presence in Victoria, where a Liberal is  regarded as a rogue, and a Conservative a  pickpocket, should, go--a long way in the direction of calming the asperities of political  animosities..- Until such time-as an understanding of this kind is arrived at, The  Economist will still hold to the belief that a  Liberal is not a man  should be placed.  in   whom   implicit   faith.  The Colonist publishes a lengthy interview  with Hon. Mr. Turner, in which that gentleman defends himself against the attacks made  upon him b3r the Opposition press on account  of the British Columbia and Klondyke companies with which his name has been associated  After showing that he has done a great deal in  the wav of interesting   capitalists to invest in  TV  the province, Mr.   1 uruer says :  "My connection with these companies is  easiW explained. The names of some of the  gentlemen connected with them are known to  me as those of repute and high standing, and  when Mr. Pooley and nryself were asked to act;  on the advisory board, as living in British Columbia, and natural^ more or less familiar  with the requirements of such companies, we  consented, having satisfied ourselves as far as  possible ofthe character ofthe 'company and  the objects to be achieved. Mr. Pooler' being  a corporation lawyer of experience, and I having a practical knowledge of the business to be  Since the'Tribune regards'it. as a personal  matter when the City Council is attacked, and  advertises itself as the caretaker of the honor  of the city fathers, perhaps it would answer  the following questions propounded by a correspondent :  To the Editor-: Sir, Will you kindly inform the public why7- the grade on Baker street  has been raised ? There must be some reason  net known to the ordinary fold, as no one appears to be able to give a satisfactory answer.  j Why/ are the streets used for laying the  1 sewer pipes and water mains when there are  1   alley's throughout the city' ?  Is not water used and sewerage facilities  more acceptable near the back of lots, where  most required than being compelled to lay,  say- 150 feet, of pipes to reach the point where  they are-to be used ? Had the sewer pipes and  water mains h^en placed, in the alleyr\vays, upwards of 100 feet distance could have been  saved property owners.  Vancouver has her water mains, sewer pipes,  telephone and electric light'poles placed in her  allevs. This method should have been adopted  by Nelson.  The streets of Nelson will for a long time be  opened up, untd buildings of a permanent  character have been erected.  The mayor and board ol aldermen have  shown little foresight in matters of great public  importance, and the citizens will have to puy  much money for their crass ignorance in directing Nelson's public works.  J.XOVIRF/A.  OPPOSITION   PLATFORM.  (Adopted October '.)[ h. 1,s'.i7. with notes, by one of them.)  The chief plank iu our platform is to get rid  ofthe Turner government. We know this is  a hard job and can only be carried, out by our  persistently asserting that the Turner government���which has only been in about three  3*ears���has squandered the public revenue and  the public lands, that it has, adopted a 'system  of class taxation    and   encouraged   sectional  jealousies  between   the  island and ' mainland Z;..  that Turner has used   his   public   position   to  promote liis private  interests.      These   statements we  must  keep.; continually before  the  public in the hope that they' may   have, some  effect.     We have a difficult task, for we.know-  as a fact that under the liberal  expenditure in  in.-public   works   of the present "government  and its predecessors the -country has advanced  more-'in the last five  3rears   than   it   has   ever  before done in fifteen years.      We  know  that  within   the last  five  years   nearly three   and  three-quarter   millions   of  dollars  have   been  expended in roads,  trails,   public   buildings-���,  not counting   iiew   provincial   buifdiugs',��� in  education, hospitals, agriculture and surveys.  We know, too, that by the aid of land  grants  anol  bonuses   important   railways .-have   been  built  that   have   caused   the development   of  mines that would, but   for  these   works,,  still  have been  little  more   than   prospects.       We  know that by this-'wise  expenditure  the  province has been so developed, as .to-double   its  revenue,'and-by- the  careful   handling   ofthe  finances the credit  of the   province   has   been  brought up from nothing to the very   highest  point.  We know that no change has been made in  the form of taxation ; we know that it is alike  I for all, and also that the rate is" very low-. We  !  know that this government  has  at   all   tunes  o  j  prevented sectional feeling., indeed, wculd not  i  now be heard'of at all unless  we, the  Opposi-  j. tion, .introduced it into our platform.  j        We know that Turner has been   in business  j  in  British   Columbia   about   thirty-five   years  j   and for about twelve years in the government,  and the whole province   knows   that   he   has  never in   that  time iu one   instance   used   his  public position to farther his private interests.  .We know, however, that he has  at  all   times  used his influence to introduce capital into the  province for the development of its   resources  and the benefit of its people.  We know all these things, but we must try  to pervert them or we shall fail.  Further, we must adopt much of the poliew  of the present government and swear it is  ours, such as the holding of lauds for small  settlers and colonies, holding some control  of. rates ou railway lines that work under government charter, the repeal of the miners'  license, which the premier states is his policy ;  the disposal of timber limits by open competition, the proper scaling of logs and the protection of our forests, the active exploration  and suryey ofthe province, and one real thing  of our own that no one else has thought "about  ���the Mortgage Tax. We really don't know  if there is one, but we must say there is, and  if we get iu, promise to take it off, as we could  easiiv put the rate on laud instead ; and a  firmer wont notice if we relieve him of $10.00  on mortgage even if we put $11.00 on his hind  instead. Or v.e could add it to coal, because  it would not hurt the coal owner. Me can  add it to his price or deduct it from the miners'  w aires.  We must try to stir up Hie sectional cry  ag;iiu. This would have been dead but for  our friend the Columbian. It may help us in  some questions.  M  K ft  i I  ������ A  M.i  ���si  n  t%  m  ill  : f  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^^^mm^^m^^^^^^^m^ 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  MAN  PROPOSES.  / A/gentleman, who for some  good  reason���  'possibly because', he is���; a   reviewer���has   been  condemned to read vast quantities  of standard  love stories, has   catalogued   the   behavior   of  the ladies and gentlemen unconcerned in that  which is  the critical point  of  a   love -story...  Something similar   lias  been   done   before  in  the case of certain of the school of impassioned  novelists, but never (we believe) upon   such a;  grand and general scale.   Mr. M' Anally,, jun.,  has': analysed one  hundred cases,  of  accepted  proposals, and fifty cases of rejections���a proportion   which,   we   fear,   scarcety   represents  the true   ratio of the  hazards of love���-and the  scale of his operations is  so wide   and   varied  that he ought to be able to deduce even   from  these fictitious  examples some   rule   of  right  conduct   for  those who may hereafter propose  or be proposed to.  It is more pleasant to begin   with   the   hundred instances of accepted proposal ;   and   first  as to attitude.    In twenty-six cases the gentleman sits upon a chair or a  sofa ;   in   three  he  reclines upon the grass ;   and this. would seem  to   indicate   that   lawn-tennis   is   net   such   a  pote it  factor in   love-making   as   some   have  imagined, or, at least,   that it   does   not   lead  red-hot to proposals, as in those   bygone   croquet da3rs when we proposed mallet in   hand.  We are glad to"see that the cases of the gentleman going on one knee are oily four,   and" "en  two knees only two ; a fact which, shows that  heroes are finding out that this attitude is both  uncomfortable   and    unconvincing.      Writers  upon amatoryr etiquette have olebated whether  the proposal should  be approached  gradualU^  or blurted out.     The figures before us a��ree  with our own   opinion   in   the   matter.  . Excluding such vague preliminaries as fidgeting,  pulling out handkerchief, etc.   (4), and standing on  one foot  (3),   there are only  nine  instances of a formal prelude against sixty-three  of a suolden coup 'de main.. There could  surely be no better illustration ofthe polic3r of  wooing baldly, especially when the lever's declaration contains the assertion that " he cannot live without her " (81 cases !),  The  fortress  now  carried,   our  attention   is  next turned to the behaviour ofthe surrendering- garrison.     Iu  eighty-one  cases   the   lady  sinks into the  arms  of the gentleman.     This  striking numerical coincidence with the figures  just previously noticed will confirm the popular   i  belief in the efficacy of that usual phrase,   and   !  perhaps, the single case in which the lady pre-   j  fers to sink into the arms of a chair was due to   I  that phrase's  omission.       The  disposition   of   I  the lady's head must  next be  considered.     It   I  should  rest on  the gentleman's shoulder   (26  cases), preferably, on his breast (6S cases):   in  one  case   it   rests   on   his   knee,   but   that   is  obviouslv " another storv."     The  elasoing of  arms round the gentleman's  neck   is  only encouraged by 1 1 instances,   which   we   are   inclined to think must have been cases of widows.  The gentleman's duty'   is   now   apparent.     He  kisses the huh' on the lips (67),  on   the  cheek  (4), on the hair (to)���probably cases of elderly  suitors--on the hands (2), and  once   " on   the  nose,   b3- mistake."     He also holds her  hands  (72 cases), " v.eor tight " (17).     Three gentlemen weep to some extent,  nine say  "Thank  God !"  aloud'   fourteen have a   lump   in   the  throat,  five have eyes, calm  and clear,  seven  are deliriousW happy and five  say that they,  are too full for utterance.     Meanwhile, in'-.fifty  cases the lady, also weeps, 'silently' 6 and audibly 44, and in-seventy-two. cases exhibits eyes  full   of love.     There   are.no    rules    without  eccentric exceptions;   we   have, Therefore,   to  acid that in one case, that of a girl under, sixteen, she sneezes ; in one case,   that  of an   el-  derl-3' spinster, she struggles not to be kissed";  in three cases, -evidently/.very ��� old-fashioned,  she refers her   lover to papa ; and in One case,  that of a widow, shesays " Yes, but "don't- be  a fool !" , /  From these happy scenes we must now re-  luctanth" turn to the fifty cases'of rejection ;  and here it is more especially'that' experience  and counsel become necessary.. Of the preliminaries we have no in formation���a- fact  which is regrettable, as they might' often  indicate how such disasters could be avoided.  We duly know what happens after the disaster.  In -forty-one cases the lad}' rises to her feet,  weeping iri seven cases a.ncl laughing scornfully in two". In only- nine instances does she  say that she is sorry, but she premises to be a  sister to him 17, or a friend 26, and she hopes  that he will find another ii, or at least will  always be happy- 13. T; 01 e case she promises to pray for him, 'Sometimes she adds  the Information that she loves or is promised  to another���-in our opinion a merely useless  and irritating atlici)n���out in single exceo-  tioual cases she volunteers ret: arks, also c b-  jecti������ nable, to- the effect that he is too young-  for her, or that he is acting like a donkey*, or  that she cam >t u idertake tiie charges of his  support; while in one instance of refined  cruelty- she asks him if his mother . knows  what he is doing.  We regret to say that the rejected gentleman's behaviour is scarcely worthy of the lord  of creation.     Perhaps the best thing" he can do  is   what   he   does   in   thirty-one    cases���rush  madl>r away* ; and, next  best,   to  say   he   will  go home, of which "we have thirteen examples.  In other cases he says he will go for a soldier  1 ; to sea 4 ; to commit suicide 6 ; to the devil  1.     Rightly, we think, seven gentlemen refuse  to let the ladies be their sisters,  and wrongly,  four refuse   to   be   their   friends ;   while   with   j  positive wickedness,   the  one  gentleman   who   I  had the-promise of prayers refuses to be pra}-ed   j  for.     There is very little crying���only two instances of wiped eyes ;   though,   of course,   we  do not know what the rejected ones did after  thev rushed madly away���but.  four rude men  sa3' they hope never to see their loves again,  and   one   declares   point   blank   that   he   will  marry another.     Curses are creditably deficient���six impersonal against bad luck geuerall\r;  nine personal against supposed rivals.   HappiL*  there is but a single instance  on  record  when  the disappointed suitor  a  [cavalry  officer]  incontinently proceeds to throttle the lady,  and,  when her screams bring her father to her help,  splits his skull with a handy bludgeon.  The   conduct of the hands upon such occasions is almost as '' nice "as that of" a clouded cane " used to be in  the day's   of   "Great  Anna."      Onh'   three rejected gentlemen tear  their hair���which  is   out   of  date,   ^specially,  now that hair is scarcer than   it  used to  be-  but seven pull their moustaches and two  pull  up their collars���possibby' to help to clear that  lump out  of the   throat ;   while   one,   wilder  than   the   rest,"   pounds  a stone wall with his  fist, and another, cooler than the rest, brushes  off the dust from his   trousers'   knees.      This  last was .evidently  not one  of  the   seventeen  who declared that life was of no further value.  We have exhibited enough of this  interesting analysis to serve as a warning  and.advice  to aspirant lovers.      It is  the male lover who  apparently stands most  in   need   of it.      The  lacly  is  decidedly  surer   of  her   forecast   and  action in love's   terrible   assault.      Remember  this, male suitors  of ���ever}''   estate-���whatever-  the method of your  approach;  whether   open  and deliberate  or   sudden   and   silent,   in   87  cases out of 100 records of accepted  proposals  the lacW " knew that something was coming."  FROM   THE  PROVINCIAL' CAPITAL,  (Special Correspondence of This Economist.)  Klomlyke���Klondyke,    one hears little   but  Klondyke in Victoria just now.   " Monotonous  as was the topic a couple of weeks  ago,   it   is  even worse  since the  arrival  of  thefChry of  Seattle with the   latest   news   from   the   gold  fields of the  north.      The   wise   acres   shake  their   heads   and   declare   " I   told   you   so,"  whether they are listening to a tale of  woe or  the success which has  attended  some   of  our  citizens   who   left for the gold fields   earW in  the 3"rear.    It is claimed that there was at least  $30,000 worth of gold on board, and while all  passengers speak of hardships to  be endured,  they almost unanimously agree as to the fabulous wealth of the country.       Most of the Victorians who left early in the summer have been  heard from, but none of them have as yet made  their pile.     Up to the middle of October nineteen Victorians had reached   Dawson,   and all  were well when last   heard from   with the exception of Dave Spencer,   for'  whose recovery  but little hope was entertained.     A few  of the  prevailing prices, as quoted by these who have  returned from Dawson City, ma3'be of interest:  Beef $1.25 per pound,   bacon $1.50,   flour $80  per 50 lb. bag, coal oil $12.50 per quart,   candles $1.25 each, wine $35 per two ounce flask,  and everything else  in   proportion.       All sa}T  that provisions are veiw scarce at Dawson City,  and that thousands of men   are pushing down  the river   to Fort Yukon,   where   the   suppl}-  steamers are stranded.  Our merchants are making great preparations for the spring Yukon trade, but tney will  next 3'ear have a formidable rival in Vancouver. The Terminal City is determined to compete for the trade, and will no doubt relieve  Victoria of some of the business she hopes to  enjov. There will be very little outfitting  clone in the cities on the American side, the  customs' barrier being one the Yankee traders  gMla���gHiflBH!��IIIM����im^  pssssra^^^ j^5��rj-AMMiB!kaie!SMr*2T:.L  X-PJi.  if  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  $'  v*/  IF  cannot well.get over. In anticipation of the  rush big stp.cks are being laid in, and there,is  a general activity in trade all-round, to which  of course "an impetus is given by the approach  of Christmas.  Again the   question   has been   raised   as to  whether it is   within   the jurisdiction   of  the  British Columbia court to grant a divorce.    In  the case of Matthews vs. Matthews Chief Jus-  ' tice Davie has held that it is not.   Six months  ago Mrs. Matthews obtained a separation from  her husband, and now   applied   to   have   that  decree made absolute.   In the action of Sharpe  vs.    Sharpe,   for   nullity   of marriage,   heard  before the full court  some  3rears  ago,   Justice  Crease and Justice   Gra3^ held  that   the   Supreme Court of British  Columbia   had   all the  power conferred on the Court   of   Divorce and  Matrimonial Causes   Act,  but   the late   Chief  Justice Begbie:dissented from this view.     The  majority,    however,   ruled.      In   refusing    to  make absolute   the decree  in   the present   instance, Chief Justice   Davie  gave   the   opportunity of appeal, and this, I   understand,   will  be taken.  People are getting very uneasy as to the  safety of James Ba3^ Bridge, and the city0 council have been approached on the subject. The  city engineer, however, reports the structure  safe���good for another y^ear. This assurance,  however, does not give satisfaction, as we  must remember that the present incumbent  held office before the Point Ellice bridge  disaster.  The city council do not take at all kindl3<- to  the recent grand jury  presentment,   in  which  certain local improvements  were   mapped out  for the edification of the board   of aldermen.  The foreman  of the  grand jur}',   himself  an  ex-alderman is being  prett3^  well  abused   for  dictating to   his  successors   a   line   of  action  which   he did  not himself pursue during his  term of office.       But   our aldermen are a very  touchy lot, and do  not   like   to   be   reminded  that the streets   are not as they   should   be or  that our   sewerage   and   waterworks   S3^stems  might be very much   improved and 3^et not be  perfect.    Juvenile offenders figure very conspicuously  in the police court records of late. Housebreaking and petty pilfering are the prevailing charges, and when I state that 3'oungsters  of ten and twelve 3^ears of age are amongst the  offenders, it will be seen that the outlook is  serious.  ���' �����   i  ���wsf  The Whitney Operatic Co. was with us last  week, and proved a great treat in the comic  opera L,ost, Stolen or Strayed. The company  is a strong one, and the performance is taken  as a foretaste of the good things Manager  Jamieson has in store for the theatre-goers of  Victoria. We are to have the Calhoun Opera  Co. next week. Concerts and public entertainments of all sorts are of nightly occurrence.  It is pleasing to note that our local amateurs  appear to be better than ever this season.  Beacon Hill.  LARRY'S LETTER.  By all means give the  Nelson Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor. *  ,--   Hogan's ALLEY, Dec. 6.  Deer Tim,���As I was telling ye last week  the  dansing   saison  is on,   an'  meself  is   out  at parties   every   noight   until   morning.      A  frend ov moine is keeping what he calls  a log  ������a soort ov history ov himself an'   what   he  does every day, so as  to save  some   chap, the  trouble of writing his history when  he goes to  Kingdom Come.      He  showed me the log the  other day when we were  talking  ov   won   ov  the   danses   we was  at,   an'   he   had down :  " Monda30 noight,   danse;  Tuesday morning,  dause."     Wednesda3' an'  all other da3Ts was  just the same���-dansing   noight   an' .morning  every da3^ in the week.      Well, Tim, the chap  that    '11   have   the   writing  bv    the   clausing  chapter ov that history Tl have lots   ov   dates  to "fill up, ail' whoevir '11 read it Tl be  thinking that me frend was a  dansing  master,   an'  he's not���he's onlyr a captain.    He was telling  meself that he alwa3's keeps a  log  when   he's  at sa3^ on the lakes,   an'   that   won   toirne   he  had to put   down    "mate   drunk.'-    But   the  mate got even wid him, for the next watch he  made the in try " captain sober."      Then the3'  had a row an', there not frends yet:  An' talking ov danses Tim, we're to have a.  grate won entoirely up at the Silver King  nioine this week. The boys are going to  send down sleighs for all the giutl^men an'  ladies ov Nelson to go up, an' ye may be sure  meself an' Barne3' '11 be there an' that there'll  be lashings ov fun. The girls are all dyeing  for a danse wid the Silver King.  Arrah, Tim, but we had Corbitt an' Fitz-  simmons foighting here the other noight, the  same battle that they fought at Knrson City.  Twas what they calls a variscope���or living  pictur, an' twas as natral as the rale thing  itself. Corbitt gave the other chap fits for a  whoile, an' then Fitz gave it to Corbitt. The  knock-out blow was a dais3^, Tim, , an' ye  should see poor Corbitt as he lay on the floore  ofthe picture wid a what's-that ! look in his  face that showed he was bate. Meself 'd  sooner see the pictur than the foight itself, for  I dont loike to see men tackle won another for  the mone3' there's in it. I'd foight for a cause,  Tim, as well as any other Irishman, but when  it comes to foighting for cash I'm not in it.  Faix, Tim, the show remoinded meself of  the foight betune Nick Brophy an' Ned Fin-  nerty long ago. Ye remimber they fought bekase Nick said St. Patrick was a Protestant.  Ned got the worst of the argumint���wid the  fists, and when he was carried home he wasn't  able to tell what happened him. The doctor  was called in, an' he gave a purscription for  Ned, telling the owld woman to keep him in a  recumbent position. The poor owld woman  didn't know the maneing ov the word an' she  got mixed���she couldn't tell whether it was  Ned or the bottle that was to be kept in the  recumbent position, or what recumbent was.  When Ned was able to spake she towld him  what the doctor said, an' says she " There's  not a recumbent in the house. " Cant ye go  out and get a loan ov won," sa3rs Ned, say-s  he.       Out she went,  Tim,   and axed   all   the  nabors for the lend of the loan of a recumbent,  but nevir a won of them eyer.herd of such a  thing. Won towld her to go to the blacksmith,  another to the carpenter, and some won else to  the tailorv It was only when she struck -.the.  schoolmaster that the poor 'woman larnt what  she was looking for and how to trait Ned. He  got over it, anyhow, but he had nothing more  to say about St. Patrick's religion when Nick  Broph3ywas around.      .  St. Patrick was a gintleman anyway, Tim,  and if he was only spared we'd always have  home rule in ould Ireland. Twas a pity when  he was banishing the snakes that he didn't  banish the breed ov the professional agitator  too. What a foiue toime we 'd be having if  he did ? But I'll be getting back there meself  some of these foine days, for where the spring  ov me life was spent I'd loike to put in the  winter.  " Fond memory ever green will cling  Around that hallowed spot.  Where happy childhood's days were spent,  No matter what��� my lot ;  I've roamed the world over since  1 bid those scenes adieu,  Tho'other lands be e'er so fair,  My heart is still with you. y,  I wouldn't care to cock me toes in Nelson,  Tim, for in me last resting place I'd only be a  squatter. We've no dasent grave3^ard here to  bun' our dead in, and more's the shame. Not  that we're-dying very fast, but when won is  called away���a stranger in a strange country-  as the whole of us are���tis nice to think that  3'er poor bones wont be disturbed, and that  there Tl be something to mark the spot where  3^e lay.  We travel o'er life's weary highway  And mark the drear milestones as passed,  Till faint and exhausted and feeble  We lay down to rest at the last :  That others who follow may cheered be  By those who've the pilgrimage made,  Let us honor the spot where they're resting  Lest their works from our memory fade.  We're having lots of skating here now,   and  grate fun it is for chaps what can skate.     Meself went   out the   other da3^ and   put   on  the  steels,   but   the  jokers   that brought   me   left  me there on the ice and towld me to kick out.  I kicked, but that was the last of me, for down  I come as flat as a pankake.       As soon  as all  the stars I seen cleared away���an' an astronomer   nevir   seen   more   ov them���I   began   to  think it was toime to get up ; but  the dickens  an up I could get : I was sliding about all over  and everybody laughing at me.       I sat there,  Tim, till the ice began to thaw under   me coat  tails, an' then I rowled meself in   on the snow  bank an' got off the skates.       When I got up ���  to walk away meself felt for all the world as if  I was after getting out of a starching machine.  Skating is grate fun   for chaps that can   figuer  about, but tis stiff on the lamer.    I was telling  a frend of moine about me expairance, an'   do  3^e   no what he said   to   me ?���"That cuts no  ice."     Faix if it didn't cut ice it thawed it, an'  I was so   num for a whoile that, 3^e might   ov  kicked me there an' I wouldn't feel it.  Coasting is another grate game the3^ve got  here among the gossoons. The3' lies flat on a  little bcord wid two turn-ups upon it, an' go  skimming clown the hills, endangering there  front buttons. Its all grate fun for the 3'oung  chaps, and if it wont develop there chests it '11  purvent them from getting corporations.  Now, Tim, that's all the news I have until  next week, when ye '11 heeragin fromyerown  ould frend, Urry Finn.  1;$'  K-7K  m\  -ti  If  ��7Bp  m  m  if !.'S If  rf:  II  !��  1st  7* ���:>��� il  km  h ii.'I  p:$  mm  m-: ���;  mi  ���   >5.!?.l  j7:0'7.  hv.  [Si:' '���!���  m.  p -i  if*  p-t  ,-���  keasnaBgfmssErEMitWG^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  t  CROW'S NEST PASS.  ������'������    (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  The steamer Nelson is now making regular  trips to the   Landing,    Goat   River/carrying  large quantities of supplies for   the road.    On  her last trip   (Monday)   she   had  on   board a  carload of powder.     Work   on the   road  has  hardly started in earnest yet, but several small  contractors are busy building camps, preparatory to commencing work.    ������Welch is the only  one who has a good winter camp, and is   five  miles from the Landing by wagon road,    This  road is nearly .finished to Moyie Lake���distant  70 miles���-there being about 12 to 15miles   to  Construct.     Dave McBeath has charge   of the  works and is camped about 60 miles   from the  Landing.     He is at present laid up with   gout  and confined to his cabin.    There are  about  300 men at his camp, and they expect to have  the road completed to Moyie  Lake in about a  week.   Brewster has eight miles clearing right  of way.     His camp is about two miles  beyond  Welch's, and consists of two tents.     He has a  crew of seven men.     McLeary has   five miles  beyond Brewrster and Murphy has  five further  On.     No one can get more than five miles at a  time.     The laborers receive $150 per day, out  of which is deducted $4.50 per week for board,  50 cents a month hospital fees and 50 cents a  month mail.     There is considerable rock work  to do and unless  the   various   sub-contractors  get a move on them it will be a matter of surprise   if the   rails   reach   the   Landing  in 12  weeks  from   now.     O'Neill   &   Cowan   have  been awarded the contract for   driving   a   600  foot tunnel at Moyie Lake.     They, are now on  the road with their outfit and will   commence  operations in a few da3rs.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Ma3^or Houston presided over the meeting  ofthe cit3^ council on Monda3^ afternoon, when  the following were present : Aid. Hilbyer,  Malone, Teetzel, and Cit3' Engineer Mc-  Culloch.  The chief of the fire department reported  that a wooden addition has been made to  Traves' butcher shop coutrar3' to by-law.  The chief was ordered to have the building  removed.  The city engineer reported that the amount  of rock excavated b3r W. C. McLean & Co.  was 125 cubic 3'ards. There has been a dispute over the exact measurements. A cheque  for $125 was issued in favor of the contractors.  A bill of $119.95 was received for furnishing  six iron bedsteads, chairs, etc., to the fire hall,  and was ordered paid.  The pouudkeeper put iu a bill for $7 for  poundage and feed of three cattle belonging to  Mrs. McLeod, which he had been ordered to  release.  Aid. Hilbyer thought that Mrs. McLeod  should be made pa3r the fine.  The ma3ror said that her cattle had been so  frequently empounded that she had no mone3r  to pa3r in the present instance. It was a-case  of keeping the cows or letting them out, and  he ordered the latter course.  The pound-keeper also reported that during  the month of November seven horses and  eight cows had been removed from the pound  without payment of fees, and a bale of hay  had been stolen. He asked to be compensated  for these losses.  Aid. Teetzel thought an example should be  made of the parties who took the animals out.  Aid. Malone explained that the fence around  the pound was broken down, and that there  was no means of keeping animals in.  The matter was left over.  The mayor submitted the following statement of accounts :"'  RECEIPTS. c  Proceeds of Debentures..........  .-... ^P.OOO 00  Licenses..  ...... ; ..  58 20  Fire Department..,.    ��� ������ ��� ��� 200 00  Water Rates.  ...... .... ..... .. 7  1,748 50  Interest. .. :....... 312 92  Dog TaxLicerise..  .........-. 216 00  Fines .. ...... .....-.' ........;............... 1,044 65  Real Estate Taxes.....   1,579 70  Road Tax ...  832 00  Sidewalks..   ..  41 50  Miscellaneous  ..   8 81  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  Total.  $61,676 27  DISBURSEMENTS.  Sidewalks. :..... .......  $ 4,257 05  Plant and tools.  227 26  c Printing and Stationery  ... 991 33  Salaries...:  ...-  3,917 39  Fire Department  1 667 84  Streets :.'...'.'  3,909 29  Waterworks  ..-.'  30,712 44  Special Police......'.  56 35  Interest/.... v ....... .;. '.-  1,372 60  Lock-up..... / '....-  2,221 48  Health  293 95  Legal Expenses '..'.... 437 50  Dog Tax Licenses.:.   ...   ........:.......,.............. 33 35  Jail. -.'.  74 35  Sewers '.'.  7,771 25  Sinking Fund ,.  900 00  Miscellaneous ,  499 28  Balance Bank of Montreal.... /  2,833 66  Total. ... $61,676 27 .  The aldermen present were appointed a  committee to make ar.angements Tor the  organization of a fire brigade.  Aid. Hillyer suggested that the government be requested to reserve some ground  within the municipality for scoool purposes.  The rmwor thought the government might  be called upon to build a public hospital. The  present hospital might then be converted into  a school house. The jail site originally proposed might be used for the hospital.  The wage account for work on Langle3^ and  Silica streets amounted to $471.50 was ordered  to be paid.  Bills amounting to $1038.85 were passed,  and some routine business having been disposed of the council adjourned.  ^ Patrolmen Hampton and Powers of the  Rossland police force, have resigned rather  than undertake the duties of jailer in addition  to their regular  work.  Victoria enjo3^s a wonderful immunit3' from  fire. There were but four calls 011 the brigade  last month, and the total loss is estimated at  $1,240, which is covered 03- insurance. The  city council are considering a proposition to  insure the lives of the firemen.  Possland is agitating for a wagon road to  Cascade Cit3^. It is proposed to utilize the  Dewdne3?' trail as far as practicable. By the  building of such a road the merchants of  Rossland claim that the3^ would secure the  trade of the Christina Lake district, which  now goes to the xAmerican side.  There are but 400 registered voters on the  Rossland voters' list, exclusive of license  holders.  Freshets have washed out many of the road  bridges on Elk River and along the Moyie,  south of Palmer's Bar.  Ten four-horse teams were in Golden last  week to take down a lot of powder to be used  in rock-blasting at Moyie Lake.  It is expected that by the end of the present  month the telephone line between FAort Steele  and Swansea 'will'be completed.  The Albion Iron Works Co., of Victoria,  has ou frauds a contract for a steel river  steamer for the C. P. N. Co. for the Stickeen  route. "ey.  James A. Harvey and H. W. Herchmer,  have left Fort Steele for Victoria to undergo  examination for admission to the British Columbia bar.  The Morning Glory stamp mill is all ready  to start work. Some splendid looking ore is  being taken out of the mine and the people cf  Vernon are predicting great things for it.  The machinery.for the steamer which Capt.  Sanburn is going to place on Moyie Lake has  arrived at Golden. The boat will ply between  Swansea, Mayde Chy and other points on the  lake.  A double wedding took place at Revelstoke  last week, when J. Edwrards, of Donald, was  married to miss Adair, and the bridegroom's  sister, Miss Edwards, was married to C.  Holton.  Sir Wm. Van Home has received a gift of  magnificent china vases und plaques from the  emperor of Japan as a token of his appreciation of courtesies extended by him to Marquis  Ito during his progress through Canada last  summer.  The ice jam at the Kicking Horse, which  threatened to flood the town of Golden, has  been broken, after a week's hard work and  a liberal use ot dynamite. The efforts of the  townspeople were backed up byT a staff of men  hired by the Government Agent, and also a  big gang of C. P. R, emplo3Tees.  The Government of British Columbia is.offering a reward of $250 and the City of Nanaimo $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever broke into the  city treasurer's office, in Nanaimo, on  Thanksgiving Da3^, and destn^ed the assessment rolls, besides mutilating other corporation books and documents.  The American customs officer at Nelson,  Wash., is stopping all Canadian horses from  crossing the international boundary line on  the ground that the animals "may be" suffer-  idg from the glanders. It looks as if this is  done in retaliation for the action of -Veterinary  Surgeon Heckingbottom, who orders all horses  corning from Marcus to be quarantined. The  recent outbreak of glanders among the horses  at Grand Forks has been traced to Marcus.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors  Trv one bottle.  ���Hwnmmmi^mmmmm  -^^���ari^WTO^^ sj��3��wi a iwu^ff ����  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ]X  &li  MINING   NOTES.  The Canadian Queen, on Cariboo Creek, is  showing up well.  /An important strike is reported 'from/" the  Snowslide claim, near Ymir.  First-class machinery is to be put in at the  Nickel Plate mine next spring.      .'<../  A large ore bod3^ is in sight in the drift from  the main tunnel in the Iron Colt.  A four-drill compressor has been introduced  intothe Slocan Liberty, near Kaslo.  Negotiations are pending for the sale of the.  Bryan/and Maud S. in the Waterloo camp.  There are ioo tons of shipping ore now on  the clump of the Porcupine, on Porcupine  Creek, near Ymir.  .It is reported that?a seven-foot ledge of solid  ore has been, struck in the Jubilee, at Ymir, at  a depth of 27 feet.    -.-���:.,.-'.���.  Clarke & McGinnis have bonded their interests on Cariboo Creek to Burns & Co. of  Toronto, for $50,000.  H. L- Simmons has secured twenty7- acres  near Nakusp on which it is proposed to build  and operate a smelter.  Another shipper has been added to the  Rossla.nd camp, the Lily May sending its first  two carloads of ore to the smelter.  Negotiations are said to be in progress for  the purchase of the No. 1, on Red Mountain,  I337 the-British-American corporation.  At the 375 foot level on the War Eagle, a  bod3^ of ore between fifteen and twenty feet  wide, and assa3dng $25 to the ton, has been  struck.  The Cariboo Mining Co., Camp McKinney,  has declared its seventeenth dividend, $16,000,  making a total of $189,000 paid in dividends  to date.  In the face ofthe workings on the Colona,  near Rossland, some large stringers of copper  ore have been found giving values as high as  60 per cent in copper.  The trustees ofthe Good Hope Mining and  Milling Co., at their meeting in Rossland on  Frida3^, decided to increase the capital stock  from $500,000 to $1,000,000.  A large force of men is at work on the Santa  Rosa group, across Big Sheep Creek from the  Velvet, and a tunnel has been commenced to  tap one of the four leads on the propert3'.  The Nebraska Girl, between Bear and Porcupine creeks, and owned b3r the Wild Horse  Gold Mining Co., will soon be a shipper. As  work proceeds the ore bod3' improves in value.  The announcement is made that after February 1 st all the ore from the Le Roi mine is  to be treated at Northport, the smelter there  being already in an advanced state of completion.  Work on the Hexahedron and North Fork,  on the north fork of the Salmon river, has  been suspended temporarih'owing to flooding.  Several properties in the district are being  actively worked.  T. M. Gibson has resigned the superinten-  dency of the Black Diamond mine at Ainsworth. Capt. McDonald, managing directar,  and Maurice A. Bucke, consulting engineer,  will have charge until the new superintendent  is appointed.  W. G. Mitchell-Innes, manager of the Golden British Columbia Development Company,  has left Golden on his.,way to the Old Country7  Fie takes with him iooolbs of ore. from the  Pretty Girl claim on Toby Creek. in Windir-  mere Mining Division in order to have a  smelting test made.  PERSONAL.  LOCAL NEWS.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  liquors which  they  can recommend. *  A court of the Knights of Pythias was organized in Nelson last week, with some sevent37  members.  Sleeping accommodation for .six . men has  been provided at the /fire-hall, and acall will  be made for volunteers for a fire brigade..  The collections in the city churches last ���Sunday have been handed   over to the   Kootena3'  General Hospital, a very deserving institution.  Chief of Police McKinnon has suspended  Patrolman McLeod for engaging in a fight.  The matter has been reported to the Police  Commissioners, by whom the case will be investigated.  :' Invitations are out for a dance to be given  at the Silver King mine on Frida37 night A  large party will leave town for the scene of  festivities in the afternoon. Arrangements on  this occasion are on a more extensive scale  than ever, and the read is in good condition  for sleighing.  The new reservoir has been tested and  given satisfaction. It will hold one million  gallons of water, and when the system is completed there will be an ample supp^- for all  purposes. Some dela3' is occasioned b3' the  non arrival of certain fittings, which were  ordered some months ago.  The completion of the Slocan branch of the  C.P.R. to Slocan .City was celebrated on-Monday last, when the first passenger train was  run over the road. Excursion rates were  given from connecting points, and were largely  availed of. The people of Slocan turned out  in their strength to make the occasion a memorable one, and liberalh-' extended their hospital^7 to visitors. There was a banquet in  the evening, and a variety of entertainments  during the da3r. Nelson was well represented  on the great, opening da3r.  Colored maps, showing the government lots ,  to be sold I337 auction at the Courthouse on j  Wednesda37 next, have been placed in the  hotels and prominent business places in the  cit37, and one thousand copies of the catalogue  are being distributed. The sale is attracting  the attention of many residing at Rossland and  lake points, it being conceded that Nelson is a  most desirable place of residence. The sale  being without reserve or an3r restrictions, and  the terms liberal, it ought to prove ver37 acceptable to the general public. Maps can be  seen at the government offices at Rossland and  Kaslo, as well as Nelson., where catalogues can  be had on application.  Win. Braclen, of the Pilot Bay smelter, is, in  tOwn. - ' -���;'���  John    Keen,  of Kaslo, '. was   in   Nelson  on  Saturday. ".;'���'  D.   R.   Young,:   of the Slocan   City" News,"  paid Nelson a visit last week.  H. A. Jackson, of the Great Northern Rail-,  way, arrived in Nelson on Friday."������  G.    A.   Mitchell,   of  the   Northern Pacific  Railwa3r, is registered at the Phair.  R. Marpole,  superintendent   of the   Pacific  division of the. C. P. R. was in town last week.  Mme. -Frances Graham, who was well  known in the English musical world as the  principal contralto in the Carl Rosa Opera  Co., and later.still in Paris as one of the few  English singers who have had the privilege of  singing at the Conservatoire and at M. La-  moureux's concerts, announces a concert here  for Tuesckiy night,. December 14. Mme. Graham, who in private life is Mrs, Brougham, is  now making her first public appearance in  British Columbia.���-Victoria, Colonist.  YMIR. V  (Special Correspondence oIThk Economist.)  Frida37   evening,   December    3,   the   Ymir  school Christmas entertainment  was   held   in  the school.     Those   present were   entertained  with a first-class programme I337   the children.  The special feature of  the   evening, however,  was a drill by 12 girls, which was well gotten  upanci -very prett3', and reflected g'reat   credit  on Miss Green, the teacher,  who   trained   the  children.     It was the unanimous opinion that  the   entertainment   was   a   complete   success.  The programme was as  follows :  Chorus���Welcome...  .School  Recitation.  7..;........y, Lizzie Klavano  Song���-The Pretty Moony ; Infant Class  Recitation : Dick Keefe  Instrumental / Kneeland Family  Recitation���Somebody's -Mother Jenny Webb  Duett .Jean and Bessie ("lark  Recitation Fred Orome  Recitation ?,.... Miss Keefe  Dialogue���When we arc Men. ..Five Hoys  Reeitation Polly Webb  Comic Musical Sketch Mr. Hunter man  Recitation ; Miss Greene  Reel tation D. Keefe  Chorus���Maple Leaf School  INI GRM1SSION..  Drill 12 Girls  Recitation lack Keelson  Song- Infant. Class  Recitation  .lean Chirk  Song Hilda and G wynne Xeelson  Recitation :   ...... Delia Webb  Solo Rev. J. Hicks  Recitation Mabel McLeod  M usic, Kneelands  Recitation : Flossie Moore  Duett Delaney and  Buck worth  Recitation M . Keefe  ('bonis Infant Glass  Recitation Hershberger  M usic Knee la nds  God Save the Queen.  Gamble & O'Reiliy are suppling hard and  soft coal at the lowest possible prices  City Engineer McCulloch, having inspected  the waterworks flume, is of  the   opinion   that  there is little danger of it freezing. There-  were no indications of ice along the whole  line. The still waters of the reservoir were  frozen over the other morning to a depth c 1  four inches.  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family trade.   *  i  '���ft!/!  i'7i>  sy 1  m.  ���:.m,  m  p-  !ii  IP'  hi '���;���:  lift?  ���fi-i  m  ll  It  mm  fll^iVJl  m  till  If  - '���'��� a --I  ili'fl  Ii!;.,  ' III  III!  tin f  I7vs  i  fii 1  it!  j 3'. *  ���   i  ���    : 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  WOMAN'S KINGDOM  The corset,   declares  a writer in  the Pall Mall Gazette, is the root of  moralhy,    self-respect   and   health.  It braces up the moral energies as  much as it does the physical.    Of  late, doctors are becoming enlightened enough at last to  own that a  civilized   woman's    body   requires  stays, just as much as she requires  a house to live in, and a varied regime    that    would    simply     have  horrified   her   primeval   ancestors.  Of course, if women choose to abuse  the benefits of the corsets,  and,  instead   of reveling   in   the   support  and the gentle  firmness of outline  which   prevents   petticoat   strings,  buttons  or other details of  underclothing   from   hurting   the  tender  flesh, strive to attain the wasp-like  abomination of a sixteen-inch waist,  they   are  to   blame,    but   not " the  innocent corset.     But much depends  on the corset.     The chief matter is  to see that the   lines   are   kept  as  long as possible.    The corsets that  spread out suddenly above and below the waist convert a "woman into  something resembling   a   pilgrim's  gourd, and are  of the  kind which  has given rise to the grewsome tales  of livers being cut in two by tight  lacing.     Corsets, should  never   be  worn of anything but satin or brocade.     They not   only  last   longer  and keep their shape far better than  the humble and unornamental ones  in coutil, but the fit of a bodice is  entirely different over a silken corset.    The silken '' friend ' 'is lighter, softer, more pliable, and every-  thing slips over it as if over a skin.  But let those of our feminine readers  who respect their appearance avoid  the corset ofthe middle-class French  novel���the  corset   of   black   satin  which helped to cover Bourgetwith  ridicule  in   the   eyes   of   Parisian  mondaines   when   he   described  as  part and proof of the riotous luxmy  of the heroine  of " Mensonsres," a  corset de satin noir !  ugly corset;  ugly in  suggestiveness,   and  way it seems to  the  woman in two.  It is the only  its   economic  uglier  in . the  eye to cut   a  A suggestion which,  its   author  claims would save many  a  broken  heart among the sensitive and many  a breach-of-prornise case among the  mercantile, and. would considerably  lighten   the   labors   of   the    police  courts and law courts is thus made  in an English  paper :     " My suggestion is that every married man  and every married woman should  have a circle tatooed round the left  hand   in  place  of,   or   as   well   as,  the wedding ring.    This would be  a sign that could never be taken off  or   effaced,   and   would,   therefore,  leave a lesser margin for the treacheries  and  tricks  of bigamists   and  other    great   and    small    offences  against law, society, and individuals.  To make this proposition practical  and  distinctive,   of course certain  rules would have to be made.     For  instance,   ari}^   unmarried  man    or  woman tattooing their third finger  to be heavily fined.     Every widow  and widower to add a distinguishing  star to their ring.    Ever}' married  man or woman disunited by law to  have a bar of erasure across their  wedding ring, and those who marry  two or three times to add the extra  circles accordingly.    The operation  of tattooing could,  with all   rever-  ance, be peformed by an expert in  the vestry after the church service,  or at the registrar's office for those  who go through only the civil cer-  mony.    This tattooing may seem a  return to barbarism, but our much-  wanted civilization hss   introduced  such numerous aids to deceit,  that  a safeguard and a warning, such as  a tattooed wedding ring, would become a practical preventive of much  sham, folly,��� and wrong  m&p  Private Bills.  Excerpt from Rules and Orders relating  Private Bills.  to  5 J  11' '���' " �����-  -AT���  All kinds of Watches,   Clocks,   Spectacles   and   Eye-glasses  FOR  SALE CHEAP.  All Work Guaranteed  Eyes Tested Free of Charge,  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEL,  BAKER ST.,  NELSON.  Rule 59. ������   -  ALL APPLICATIONS for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within  the purview of the " British North Ameriea  Act, 1867, " whether for the erection of a Bridge,  the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike  Road, or Telegraph or Telephone' line;, the  construction or improvement of a Horbour,  Canal, Lock, Dam/elide, or other like work ;  the granting of a right of Ferry ; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any  Joint Stock Company; or otherwise for granting  to any individual or.individuals any exclusive  or peculiar rights or privilege's whatever, or  for doing any matter or thing which in its  operation would effect the rights or property of  other parties, or relate to any particular class  of the community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to any former Act,���shall  require a Notice clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and object of the application  and, wherethe application refers to any pro-,  posed work, indicating generally the location  of the work, and signed by or on behalf of the  applicants, such notice to be published as follows :���  In the British Columbia Gazette, and in one  newspaper published.in the district affected, or  if there be no newspaper published therein,  then in a newspaper in the next nearest District in which a newspaper is published.  Such notice shall be continued in each case  for,a period of at lerst six weeks, during the  interval of time between the close of the  next preceding Session and the consideration of the Petition, and copies of such notice  shall be sent by the parties inserting such notice to the Clerk of the House %o be riled  amongst the records of the Committee on  Standing Orders.  57. No Petition for any Private Bill shall be received by the House after first ten days of each  Session, nor may any Private Bill be presented  to the,House after the first three weeks of each  Session, nor may any Report of any Standing  or Select Committee upon a Private'Bill be received after the first four weeks of each Session,  and no Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule   shall be entertained by the  House until;; same has been reported on bv the  Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made thereof at a previous sitting of the  House   to the Standing  Committees  charged  with codsideration of Private Bills,  who snail  report thereon to the House.   And if this Rule  shall  be suspended or modified as aforesaid  the promoters of any Private Bill which is prd-  sented after the time hereinbefore limited, or  for which the Petition has been received  after  time, hereinbefore limited, shall in eitner case  pay double fees required as herein mentioned,  unless the House shall order to  the contrarv.  Any person seeking to obtain any Private Bill  shall deposit with the Clerk of the House, eight  days before the opening of the Session, a printed  copy of such Bill, a copy of the  Petition to be  presented to the House, together with  the notices published.   At the time of depositing the  Bill, tiie applicant shall also pay to the Clerk  of the House a sum of three hundred dollars.  If a copy of the Bill, Petition and notices sliali  not have been so deposited in the hands of the  Clerk of the House,  at  least eignt days before  the opening of the Session, and if the 'Petition  has not  been  presented within  the first ten  days of the Session, the  amount  to be paid to  the Clerk shall be six hundred dollars.   If the  Bill shall not pass second  reading one-half of  the fees shall be returned.  60. Before any Petition, praying for leave to  bring in a Private Bill for the erection of a Toll  Bridge, is received by the House, the person  or persons intending to petition for suen Bill  shall, upon giving the notice prescribed by  rule 59, also at the same time and in the same  manner, give notice of the rates which they intend to ask, the extent of the privilege, the  height of the arches, the intervals between the  abutments or piers for the passage of rafts and  vessels, and mentioning also whether they intend to erect a draw-bridge or not, and the dimensions of the same.  61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorparation  shall be so framed as to incorporate by refer-  ance the clauses of the General Acts relating  to the details to be provided for by such Bills :  Special grounds shall be established for any  proposed departure from this principle, or fo'r  the introduction of other provisions as to such  details, and a note shall be appended to the  Bill indicating the provisions thereof in which  the General Act is proposed to be departed  from. Bills which are not framei in accordance  with this Rule shall be re-cast by the promoters  and re-printed at their expense before any  Committee passes upon the clauses.  65. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the  parties applying for the same, and printed in  Small Pica type, twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on  good paper,'in imperial octavo form, each page  when folded measuring 10>| inches by 7% inches.  There shall be a marginal number every fifth  line,of each page ; the numbering of the lines  is not to run on through the Bill, but the lines  of each page are to be numbered separately.  One hundred copies of each Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House immediately before the first reading. If amendments  are made to any Bill during its progress before tiie Committee on Private Bills, or through  the House, such Bill shall be reprinted bv the  promoters thereof.  Dated 16th November. 1897.  THORNTON  FELL,  Tax Notice.  "Unpaid taxes within the municipal, limits  of the cities of Nelson and Rossland."  ' " As provided by the Speedy Incorporation of  " Towns Act, 1897, a rateable portion of the  " real estate taxes within the municipal limits  "of the cities of Nelson and Rossland for the  " year 1897, is payable to the respective muni-  " cipalities. In order that the Provincial as-  " sessment roll may be closed, in so far as re-  " lates to property assessed within said cities ;  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  "of taxes due and payable on said property  " are paid to the undersigned at Kaslo, on or  "before the 30th day of November, 1897, the  " lands and property against which taxes are  "then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ac-  " cordance with the provisions of tax sales unfertile Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector. /  Dated this 4th day of October, 1897.  Assessment   Act  rovmcial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given,'in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed - by me, are  payable at my office, at'Kaslo, B. C* Assessed  taxes are collectible at the following rates,  viz. :���  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent.        ,  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the 30th dav of Ju ie,  1897 :  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one' per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent,  on  the assessed  value of "wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897.  NOTICE OF  ASSIGNMENT.  Clerk, Legislative  Assembly.  Pursuant to the   "Creditors'   Trust   Deeds  Act, 1890," and amending Acts.  Notice is hereby given that Malcolm Mc-  Lachlan and Alexander McFarlane, o.f Hall's  Siding, in the District of West Kootenay and  Province of British Columbia, merchants, individually, and as partners comprising the  partnership business of McLachlan & McFarlane, have by deed dated the 9th day of November, 1S97," assigned all their personal estate, credits and effects, and all their real estate to William Waldie, of the city of Nelson,  in the said Province, book-keeper, in trust for  the benefit of their creditors. The said deed  was executed by the said McLachlan, the said  McFarlane, and' by the said Waldie, on the said  9th day of November, 1897.  All persons having claims against the said  Malcolm McLachlan and Alexander McFarlane, either as a partnership or against them  personally, are required on or before the 16th  day of December, 1897, to send to the said William Waldie, as trustee, full particulars of the  same, duly verified, together with particulars of any security held by them. And  notice is hereby given that after' the said 16th  day of December, the trustee will proceed to  distribute the assets among those creditors  whose claims have been lodged with him, and  that he will not be responsible after such date  for the assets so distributed or any part thereof, to any person or persons, firm' or corporation, of whose debt or claim he shall not then  have received notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the  law office of Macdonald & Johnson, Baker  street, Nelson, B. C, o'n Wednesday, the lstday  December, 1897, at the hour of 2:30 o'clock in  the afternoon.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 12th dav of No-  ber, 1897.  Macdonald & Johnson,  Solicitors for William Waldie, the said Trustee.  Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for nervous debilitv. The medical profession recommend it ; $1*25 per quart bottle at the Nelson  Wine Co. *  0  tw  ^MMB^BMMIl^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  m  SHORT STORIES.  There is a good story of Charles [ ?Sr ^  Warner, who was depicting on the ��ati2er '  boards a powerfully pathetic part.  He was made iip marvellously to  look starved to skin and bone, tottering on the verge of denth from  starvation, gasping for breath and  weak from emaciation. Still, he  had on his finger a flashing diamond ring, and the sarcastic gallery  reproved him for it one night. At  the crucial moment the hero faltered  out in'agony to the gallery : "Good  heavens ! if this fails,c what shall I  do ?" The answer floated down unexpectedly������; from. the top seats:  "Pawn y'r ring, Chawlie !" It-  spoiled the scene.  grandmother, mother,' rny 'mother ;  my mother's father, my, grandmother's father, my great-grand-  s father, my ��� "'father,.''.'' At  this point the captain declared himself perfectly satisfied, and the ship  was delivered into the pilotage' of  Pat, who carried her in with perfect  safetv. .        ;  '��  normous  um  u  rs a  riees  E  ��� V*.  T  S  s  A Mark ham,  the following  Ont.j lad}' gets off  "A Mark ham lady  in a hurrv to go to church took  from her dark closet . What she  thought to be the dolman. She  hang the garment over her arm,  and did not discover until she had  thrown it over the back of the pew  in front of her in church, that she  had brought a pair of her husband's  pants by mistake. She and her  ladv companion laughed so loudly  that they attracted the attention of  the entire congregation, and no one  but themselves understood the  cause of the fresh burst, of enthusiasm when the choir led off with  " As Pants the Heart."  The preacher was  having  a  sort  'of   test   meeting    by    asking    the  congregation    questions    on     their  conduct.      "Now    brethren,"     he  ^aid,    "all   of you;, who  pay   your  debts will please stand up."     In response to this there was   an   appar-  e ltlv unanimous uprising,". "Now,"  said the oreacher, asking- the others  to sit down, "all those who do not  pay   will   please   stand   up."     One  man alone arose.     " Ah,   brother,"  said the preacher,   " why is it that  yon,   of  all   this    congregation    of  brethren,  should be'so different ?"  ��� "I   don't   know,   parson,"   he   replied, slowhr,  as he looked around  over his freinds and acquaintances  in the meeting, "unless   it   is   thai  I'm not a liar,  and   'cause   I   can't  get what the people round me   owe  me.  j 3  A vessel from America was at one  time off the coast  of Ireland  in   a  heavy storm.     She hoisted the signal for a pilot, and in the course of  a   couple   of  hours   a   rough    man  made his appearance saying in very  broken English that he could take  the   vessel   into   the   harbor.     The  captain  had his  doubts as   to   the  nautical lore ofthe pilot, and asked  him if he could box the compass.  Poor  Pat knew only in   a  general  sort of way that there was a certain  jingle in boxing the compass, and if  he began  the work iu  English he  would get the northwest and northwest by north,  and west   nor'west  inextricably mixed,  so  he told the  captain he could do it in Irish,  and  began   in    the    unknown    tongue :  " My    grandmother,     my     great-  ammi.iii  ��� n in. �����  Vs?  H B-H"��"  te  X'SVtAS   GIFTS.  '!  C.  f K  EL  pa  mi P  ElKfl'ti  Opened under new management  vervthing' .First-Class  �������� f\  MEALS '.FROM-  GIVE  Mi  ill!  * t *. 1  G 2 C  U*i  J?fnn  JfCll  25   CENTS UP.  A CAL ���-,  ^^N, Prop.  ^propria  Compare My Goods and Prices before Making Your Purchases.  aru ana 5o  ic  smit  "   rna  a tor Uomesuc  I an  urnoses  ntracts  e o  ft  Hid  25    Years'  Office Ward St  Practical    Experience.  near Court House. Nelson', ii". 0  ication to  RSHAW, Vernon St,  Telephone No 35.  :Q  . J    fl   Sot  tnpa  ned Work, Brackets and  *< p ���  lilxj^     H   J Li J I IQUi.  atisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  ?  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  for sa!e in addition A and  other parts of the city.  DEALERS   IN  Baker Street,   Nelson.  ana  Dressed Lun  t*^  ingles, t  er,  Etc.  as  rs,  '"BAKER STREET,  In  ])rcmises lately occupied   bv  A.  McDonald &   Co.  NELSON, B.C  For Oysters in any style, Clam  Chowder, Short 'Orders. The  best Coffee in town. Next to  Tremont Hotel, Baker street.  s  ''^S^  f.%  Washing and Ironing ver}r good.  Clothes called for and delivered.  Laundry���Victoria   Street^ Rear  of Fire Hali.  ���  WINNIPEG, MAMiTOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods iu Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  P.J.  RUSSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  r <  Si 7-  111  ���m  ���?{�����������  ���11.  -If:  It  tiS:i'<  ? '���* J:  WiP:  m  I V.'  ���awairt^CTc^anraragstasE^^  '^t0iir^^^^^^^^W^M$^i^M$t^^M^i IO  THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  MUSIC.  ttena \  .:...{ m  earts )  Mr. G. R. Robson  A sacred concert will be given in  the Episcopal Church to-night.  The programme, which wei|give  below, promises a very goocLreper-  toire ���'���:  Chorus���Praise Ye the Lord. .The Choir  Solo���The Holy City  Mr. Lennox  Duett..............Mesdames Davys and Goepel  Solo���Thou Art Passing Hence. .Mr. 0. Newling  Solo���Ave Maria (Millard).'.......... .Mrs. Troup  Solo���Eternal Rest.  Mr. H. B. Perks  Instrumental String Quartette ......  Chorus. .Sleepers Wake.(St. Paul)  .Choir  Recitative���Ye People Rend  Your Hearts   Aria���If with all Your Hearts  Quartette���One Sweet, Solemn Thought....  Mrs. Painton,  Mrs. Smith,  Mr. Robson  arid Mr. Parkes.  Solo���Consider the Lillies..Mr. R. M. McDonald  Solo���The Good Shepherd .......Mrs. Goepel  Solo���Calvary...........-........... .Mr. Mclntyre  God Save the   Queen���Solos  by   Mrs. Goepel  and Mr. R.  M.  McDonald.   Quartette and  Chorus.  Accompanists���Mrs. Morley and Mr. F. J- Pain-  ton.  It is not often that such a programme as this is presented to the  Nelson public, the names of the  participants being a guarantee oi  an excellent entertainment.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th day of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkins,  Deputy District Registrar at Nelson,  British  Columbia.,  Owing to our steady increase of trade, we have been obliged to add  to our already well assorted stock, another consignment of Tweeds,  Worsteds and Irish Frieze in order to be  prepared for the winter trade.  Notice   of  Application to  Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek ;  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south,, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 160  acres more or less.  David McCreath:  ,  Nelson, September 1st, 1897.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate    of  improvements.  U. B.���L. 2018, G. 1���Mineral claim.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Where located:���About one and one half  miles west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway at Hall's water tank. iake notice that  I, W."A. Macdonald, acting as agent for W. H.  Sherrod, Free Miner's Certificate No. 81993,  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice-that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of September, 1897.  .-���������'.   W. A. Maci onald.  Overcoats a Special  Good   Goods and   Prices   Right.  gl o. ;robb, :: -:; ^  Opposite Queen's Hotel. MERCHANT TAILOR.  usic  Lessons.  Mrs. Morle}' is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms apply at residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson   Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  T. S. Gore.  H.  Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  E, BURNET �� CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land Sur=  ^ veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -    -   -    British Columbia  n.'.j MM'T'f.f'ii.:  r  <*j  Is fast becoming a social as well as a mining and business  centre. The many social, political, church and club banquets held the past few weeks attest this fact. The fine  glass and chinaware so conspicuous at most of these functions was furnished by  Messrs. Kirkpatrick &. Wilson  The largest dealers in these lines in the district. They  also furnish the choicest teas, coffee and groceries.  Will open in room next  , Spokane    & ��� Northern  Railway office, on Ward  Street, on November 20.  roorie  SE SH  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  eison Blacksmith Co-  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager. Lake St., Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,  B. C  X'MAS.  NEW YEAR  Three carloads of Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for our  Kootenay markets. They will arrive December 15, when we will be  in a position to fill all orders for Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and Chickens, either WrHOLESALE OR RETAIL, at reasonuble prices. Orders  can be placed at any of our Brandies now, and they will have our  prompt attention on arrival of stock. We will also have a large assortment of Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, Cured Meats, Fish and Oysters.   Mailorders a Specialty .   Branches at  ��  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON T^ASLO  SLOCAN CITY  High Class Suits Made  Latest Styles.  n  the  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and   West   of   England   Trouserings,   Suitable   for  Spring wear.   A  special feature of Fancy Wrorsted-=  Suitings ��� ��� ��� ���  peoial Values in Typewriter and Office Supplies.  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'ti  Baker St., Nelson, B, G.  LATE OF H. BERKS & SONS, MONTREAL.  _  . _y  lYlcKillop Block, Baker St.    f|  All work guaranteed or money refunded. Latest  laehinery and everything up to "date. Sight tested  ���ee. Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses,  liners' glasses, etc.  TOTAL DA8LY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS,  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  \11 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 which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and blue twine.  In thanking vou 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 seryed 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,  G. M. LEBSHftflAN, Victoria, Agent for British Coiumbia.  ..������iL.i.uM��.iuWMMMMUiL1MjujJjUWMmi^ ' U"-  ;J ..x?  ^T��^ >"e"f '^   ���� J-~\**"\J?* '"���*?"> ��"T?'        V*^?* *****/**>i     "V /1"w**' V .";"*  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  Under  instructions -from- the Hon. Gv  artin,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,  m  '���%'���:���',;  .11  i  f'% ���  ll-  ii  m  '$���'������'��� '-I  lis -fi  H  1  #^ B*ft I- pi *?S1  mmm>  ffi  ������.>?<<gt!  Wk  t~?&&Xdi&&iA,  m ��  �� MM  pi  ii  "Will Sell at the COURT HOUSE, Ward Street, on  ,#%, &����|^l   fe  *<*3  frl r|��r  �������  3 5^�� #  ft*  *@5KSS  r\'*:".v^''-^-''^j;^'^"^'^^>'aft^";is**  Tg7^jmes5ft|TTttqri-1*"***,:'J=*J  ���rj'lJ^'JtrTTBTtir^,Tt,,tT^'J.tJB*g* ,'t��M<.!imiiLi.L Mina?awwaggMU*lf!lJllW*  ij-ii'-'Jil  P  yi  Situate  within the Municipality  of the City  of  Being the remaining Lots unsold at the sale held on the 7th day of October, 1897.  ALL the Lots will "be sold WITHOUT RESERVE,.and no values will be placed on any improvements.  Squatters having improvements on any lot, who may not be purchasers will be allowed FOURTEEN"  DAYS' time from the date of sale to remove their improvements.  Sil'-ii'.'l  -������3 . W'^.l  fell  mil  i\w  ill  til Ul  TERMS OF SALE���-One-third Cash ; one-third three months ;   one-third six months,   interest  on  deferred payments at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum.  :'.!'.'." il  m  'da  CROWN GRANTS���-Five dollars each at the expense of the purchasers.  ��  if -g  -t��ft  -&  W        NELSON, Kootenay, B. C., 23rd  November. 1897.  See Maps  y  amMiMiiimiMmMiM 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Whiskey  Try  Corby's  i ���   Ai   Li  DISTILLER,  Belleville and Corhyville, Ont.  London, rng.,  Victoria, B. C.  NELSON, B.C.  mfoia.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. "Tendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  ,  B. C. P.O.'Box 498..  ESSiSsa  ��  ��  <Oi  A large stock of all grades  from the best makers. We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  .gar fetore.  ll!!  B'l ti!lli:::t!  -AT-  In order to make   room   for   our  we will offer oar shoes at greatty  reduced prices from now until the  New Year.  West Baker Street.  *a  Criterion Saw Sets, Ice Creepers,  Coal Oil Stoves, Queen Stoves.  Warrior Stoves and Ranges.  ���AT THE���  ��  ^.SS  i  &3B  p  ^  Sk  iv ic %&/��  N?-    ^(  Telephone ai.  aker Street, Nelson, B. C.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  P.O. Box 6  -��  A  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  PRODUCT  . iaj��.aj  Sea il  llHi'Wft Hff"��>~"--""���^w.^iwr/y. *^���."i^-.-  r"' .^.r^T^^^rr^-r-.���.-.^��r.Tir.-^T:;^-r-.  Z.TSZZZZJ&tZ��AC  �� i in I    !  ���35  "Itff  .a  &d3  *s��2?l��s  -J, PI  \S2TtSiJ Li    S  Hungarian,  Jv J*v .A. J\.  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  IS****  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  pass  &*S Li  Cm  ���*Ja^?  V  tse  ra  ^4j*��t  ��  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. G.  ER,   BEETON.   &   CO.,  AGEMTS,   WELSO:  Give ibis Flour a Trial before -passing- an opinion.  (TWO DOORS FROM CORNER BAKER ST.)  Will keep a full line of Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Childreus'  Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, which will be sold at bottom prices. Special attention to making; and repairing.  "3���"^  ������uii.iiji^Limuii.MmiMawaMiMaitBMBMlimm^^  ""TO**"���^^


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