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The Nelson Economist 1898-12-21

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 |_v.  p.'  [J:  Hi  i.'j  it  W  1  "H  which  is  incorporated THE  NATION, of  Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  NELSON,   B.  C,   WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER  21, 1898.  NO.   24.  THE NELSON EGONOniST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Caeley Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Qne Year to Canada and United States '. $2.00  If paid in advance :��� 1.50  One Year to Great Britain 2.50  If paid in advance .' 2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order, or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which "will be madcknown. on application. Only  articles,of merit will'be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded- against; irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  It is worthy   of   note that   in nearly   every  city in the Province an unusual   degiee of interest is being manifested  in municipal   politics.    Down at   Victoria there is a   committee  of fifty, who-have'undertaken the complete reorganization of municipal matters.    At  Vancouver   there   is   considerable   agitation   for  municipal reform  and the same   may be said  of the other cities   and'towns on and near the  coast.    Coming nearer  home, Rossland  is already in the throes of a municipal  campaign,  which proves that the citizens of Rossland are  interested in the advancement and   welfare of  their city.    So far there is  no indication that  the   citizens of Nelson are   the slightest  concerned   as  to the   complexion  of   next year's  council.    It   is more   than likely that   Mayor  Houston will not be opposed,  and if any public spirited   citizen    is anxious to   sit   at  the  council board in the capacity of alderman, he  has so far religiously guarded his secret.   This  should not be the case.     We   are   not   finding  fault with our present aldermanio board.    On  the contrary, there is much to be said in favor  of their   administration of   the affairs   of the  eityj, but we do believe that the o!fi>>3 of alderman   is one that  should   be   sought  af*er   by  those   who have   the   interests of   the    city at  heart.    The present is the most important era  in the   history of  Nelson, "and  it is   essential  that the affairs of the city  shall be   conducted  in such a manner   au to   bring about the   best  -results.    The    municipal    authority    can   do  much  to promote   or    retard the   public prosperity.    We want men in the council who can  for  themselves,   and   in   the public   interest,  grasp and appraise those weighty matters that  are continually arising and must be dealt  with in an intelligent and common sense way.  In an interview with Hon. Mr. Sifton published in the Manitoba Free Press appears the  following:  "Mr. Sifton mentioned with considerable satisfaction the completion of the arrangement  for bringing here the Doukhobors from Russia.  This arrangement was not made without some  difficulty, as inducements were offered the  delegates representing these people by parties  in the United States and other countries to  e-.Tablinh t/i=;ir colony among them. The competition wets keen, and it speaks well for the  'attractiveness  of   Western   Canada   that   the  ��� delegates finally decided to recommend certain  townships in Manitoba and Assiniboia. Mr.  Sifton i*. convinced that a more desirable class  of   'foreign   Veulers   could   not be    discovered  ��� anywhere in the world, and he believes that  their, industry- and thrift will speak for their  worth as agriculturists."  Mr. Sifton is either a knave or he takes the  people of Winnipeg for idiots. Canada is the  only country where such a horde of paupers  would be permitted to enter. The United  States has a law enacted purposely to prevent  immigration of this character. Paupers are  not permitted to enter the United States, and  that the Doukhobors are paupers is best evidenced by the fact that certain charitable  people of Montreal are now engaged in taking  up subscriptions to provide these most recent  accessions to the ranks of the Liberals in Canada with food and clothing���when they reach  here. Moreover, wherever the Doukhobors  have settled they have made a complete failure,  for instance the 1,100 who settled in Crete and  who unfortunately are billeted to come to  Canada with the rest of the 10,000.  The Ymir Miner makes the following sensible remarks on a very important subject :  " Is it possible that the Semlin Government  do not intend to make any move or contribute anything toward British Columbia being  represented at the Greater Britain Exhibition  next year at Earl's Court under the auspices  of the "Incorporated London Chamber of  Mines? Three-fourths of the space in the  mining courts have already been applied for.  All the mining colonies are applying for representation, and why should British Columbia  be left out in the cold ? It will be the biggest  and finest collection of minerals ever   brought  together under one roof in. the metropolis o  the British Empire, and what an advertisement ? British Columbia must be represented  ���and the penny wise and pound foolish  system must be dispensed with. If the Semlin Government does not see that the mining  districts of this province are represented truly  and well at the forthcoming Greater Britain  Exhibition they will find that at the finish of  the next general elections they, like Napoleon  of old, will be facing their Waterloo. The  mineral industry must be fostered���that is a  sine qua non. The Miner asks the member  for this districts why Ymir should not be represented. If necessary it could contribute  a thousand tons to so praise-worthy an  object from its leading and other mines.  The Miner cannot write too strongly upon  this subject and calls upon the Hon. J. F.  Hume to do his duty to his constituency  and have the vast and rich mineral  resources of same represented at the coming  mammoth exhibition."  The following communication has  been re  ceived at this office:  (To the Editor.)  Sm:���T have been interested in your editorial references to the department store  question, and I agree with you that the practice of sending East for goods that could be  purchased at home is a menace to the business interests of the community. I also  agree with "Mable Small," in her contention  that the practice is earried on to a greater extent than the public is aware of. But would  you believe it, sir, that the wives of some of  our merchants are the greatest offenders in  this respect? I know for a fact that the  wives of three prominent merchants send east  for certain lines of good, and it is only a few  months since I heard the better half of a very  prominent man boasting that she purchased  nearly all her dress goods in Toronto. I believe The Economist is sincere in its exposure  of the methods of certain persons who patronize department stores, but dare you publish a list of the offenders if I furnish them for  your paper?  Yours respectfully,  Bettina.  The Economist would do anything that  would have for ts object the advancement of  the business interests of Nelson. We will  publish the list referred to, providing "Bettina" will substantiate her assertions with an  affidavit made before a notary public. It  might happen that "Bettina" would furnish  the name of some person who was not guilty  i  1  i  m  ���Si  1  r.'4P  m  I  My I  1ms  r.  o|  *1  &'*m&& 2  THE ECONOMIST.  of the offence alleged, and leave this paper  open to a charge of libel. In any event we  would like to have the list for future reference.  During the recent visit of Hon Mr. Fraser  to Kamloops Mr. Hewitt Bostock delivered a  speech, which is reported as follows, by the  Standard of that place:  "Mr.- Bostock,   M.   P.,  then   rose and  addressed the  meeting.     He stood   up  with   a  pleased expression on his face, like a  Sunday  school boy when  his teacher calls him  up to  recite his show piece.    He may be said to have  erred considerably in his eloquence, not, be it  understood, in straying away from   facts, because he gave none to stray away  from.    But  ��very other word was 'er, 'er.    He had 'er the  great pleasure 'er to move 'er a vote of thanks  'er.    He was 'er sorry Jer that longer notice 'er  had 'er not been 'er given of the meeting,  etc.,  etc.    It was a great   thing to  have   men like  Mr. Fraser to visit us and we owed him a debt  of gratitude.    He then cast a nervous  glance  round as if he was afraid a bill might be sent  in for the debt, but mustered courage enough  to proceed and tell his   audience what  weight  Mr. Fraser carried in Ottawa."  Mr. Bostock said other things,   but the foregoing is sufficient to demonstrate the fact that  he is a great orator.    We have often wondered  why  it is   that some  enterprising   fakir has  overlooked   the    opportunity   for    amassing  wealth by   having Mr. Bostock's   speeches reproduced on a phonograph.    Besides,, it would  be a great convenience to the public who have  been deni. d  the  pleasure of  listening  to the  burning words of   this great orator.    Here in  Nelson we   have not   heard   anything of   Mr.  Bostock   sine��  the   election,   and   one   of his  speeches on a phonograph   would serve to remind us of our sin of   sending suca a man to  represent us at Ottawa.  British Capital, point3 out the Toronto  Mail and Empire, is beginning to look with  more favor on   Canada as  a field   for  invest-  c .. .  ment.    This is to say, the moneyed classes  of  the Old Land are wakening up to the fact that  the Dominion   is a  country of  prodigious re-  smrces.    For this preception  of our  possible  earning power we are not in   the slightest  degree indebted to  their  foresight  or  their  insight.    They have taken good care  not to rely  on their own discernment, but have cautiously  waited until the work of   proving our   properties    is   practically   completed.     Now     they  know that we have a vast extent of the   finest  soil, that we have immeasurable stores of jich  raw material, and that  we have with   the exception of cattle, all the facilties���labor, food,  fueJ, means of transportation, etc.���for  turning these    raw   materials into  wealth.    They  have looked on until   these things were   made  manifest, during the many years that   it took  this young population  to do the  development  work on their enormous heritage.  But the Canadians had confidence   in their  country, adopted a national   policy, and  laid  Diaries  and  Calendars.    Thomson   Stationery  o., Ltd.  the   foundation   of   future   greatness.       Our  canals were constructed, the Canadian Pacific  Railway was   built,   the west  opened   up and  British Columbia connected with the east, and  our manufacturing industries were established.  Having done this  pioneer work,   we could not  have long   to/wait  for the   returns   from the  mighty resources thus made accessible to enterprise.     The   great   north west   crops  soon  showed what our land was like.    The splendid  silver mines of the Siocan, operated profitably  years before   the   beginning   of the   Rossland  ''boom," gave the world an idea of the  richest  of that part of British Columbia.    Then came  the discoveries   about, Rossland,  followed   by  those in various other localities in   Kootenay,  Yale   and   elsewhere  in    British    Columbia,  Next, we had   the sensational  period   in   the  Yukon, from   whose gravels  considerable annual yields of gold had been obtained for some  years previously.    In the meantime   the gold  fields of nothwestern Ontaria  had  been making a name for themselves.    Many of our gold  and silver mines   are now paying large  dividends, and many others promise to be  paying  properties.    British  Columbia   appears to   be  on the eve of  a great era of mineral   production, as  it   has, in addition to   the   precious  metals, coal   and all   the useful metals, being  already a   large producer of coal,  copper and  lead.    In   north-western    Ontario   again   we  have an   abundance   of high    grade   iron   in  ranges which are believed to be prolongations  of those famious ones���the   Mesaba and   Vermillion��� in   Minnesota.      To  one     of   these  Ontario ranges���the Atikokan    the first  section   of the Ontario   &   Rainy R;ver   Railway  will run, and already, it is tilted, many   iron  claims have been secured.    An expert duty, on  crude nickel is all  that is   needed to   bring to  this province an enormous industry for the refining of that metal, as a company with   $20,-  000,000 capital   has been formed   for the purpose,   and   the money   ig said' to   be   read}.  Another raw   material of  which   Canada has  the greatest supply on the globe is   puipwood.  We could   make  paper  for   the whole   world,  and if   an export  duty were placed  on pulp-  wood we should have a large part of that contract.  Thus there is no question about our material  resources.    We have  demonstrated their  existence   and  value,   and   also brought   them  within   the range   of utility.    It  is   not surprising that British   capitalists   should  begin  to think that investments in many  Canadian  enterprises   would   be   well  secured.    To   industrial enterprise in   this country they  have  never been partial, though they have invested  freely in our railways, and  have   thought the  real estate securities  of  our  loan  companies  safe enough. But it is probably as well for them  and us  that   we have   not been   considered a  better mark in the past.    Their  caution may  have saved us from a disastrous boom, such as  followed their  rush  to  Argentina  and   Australia.    Now that we have gone so far beyond  the stage of settlement  duties and of proving  claims, it will be easy enough for the capitalist  of London to invest millions  judiciously he.v;  Of the new towns  springing into existence  in British Columbia not one appears to  have  greater promise than the new town of Sirdar.  The place was not heard of a month or so ago,  and today there is a large collection of houses.  Sirdar's claim to  recognition is based  on 1 he  fact that it  is only  seven miles from the nft  temational boundry line, is in  the heart of a  rich mining district, and has tributary to it a  vast tract of rich farming  land.    The  Sirdar  Townsite Co. has sold   a large number of  lots  during the past two weeks, and the demand is  growing.  The Cascade Record is one of the most interesting papers published in British Columbia,. E ich week it contains a vast amount of  information concerning the industries of the  district in which it is published. It should  be well patronized by the residents of Cascade.  This is the season of the year when we  should forgive our enemies. We trust Hon.  Joseph Martin is enjoying good health.  The Tribune criticizes the Attorney-Generals  interference with the mining laws. By the  pointed beard of Joseph Martin the Prophet,  the Tribune will   suffer for its independence.  If the commission  of  both  countries  now  trying to agree at Washington desire to introduce an era   of   better   feeling   between    the  United States and   Canada,   they will   decide  not to   allow  warships of either   country  to  use the great lakes.     The United   States   has  thou sands of   miles  of   coast and   does   not  need additional room for building  war  ships.  If the ships were allowed on lake waters   they  would become a   source of   irritation and   a  ground  of  suspicion.     Britain  would    have  the right  to  place  a  ship  on  the lakes  for  every one that the United States was allowed  to have under construction there at one   time.  On each side exaggerated   reports  as   to   the  number, strength and intention  of   the ships  of the other side  would  be   set  afloat.     The  concession would not make for peace.  Guitars,   Handolins,    Banjos,    for    Christmas  Presents.   Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd"  Half  way  between   the    campaigns    the  electors are in a   more  deliberative  and  contemplative mood then they are on  the  eve of  a campaign  or   on  the  morn  following  the  battle.     At such a time the public or  private  man who calls the people, and  especially  the  young politicians,   to   higher  ideals  of political duty is doing a good work. This being the  case, the St. John, N. B., Sun says that   nothing but good work can  result  from  such  an  appeal   to the manheod,  the judgment and  the conscience  of   the   young   men   as   that  which Mr. Foster addressed to the Junior Conservative Association in Toronto.    Mr.  Foster  Books for Presentation.   Thomson Stationery  Co.Ltd, . THE ECONOMIST  #'v  y.''  "J- v  w  once more  raises  his  voice  against  political  neutrality,  by   which    he    means    political  apathy  and carelessness.     He distinguishes  this  attitude   of .mind .'from   political   independence,   which   is  almost   the  opposite   of'  neutrality.      His plea demands independence  of the party boss, of the patronage boss, of the  boss with money and all other   bosses.     It  is  an argument for party organization,  political  ^earnestness, loyalty to conviction  and to  the  %|>arty   which    expresses    conviction.      What  better can an experienced public  man   say   t��  those who are taking up the burden of citizen-  ship, than that they should   think for   themselves, honestly form their own  political   conclusions, and then by organization   and   co���  operation do what they   can   to give  effect to  their   views.     This  is   the. true   antidote   to  political corruption.     It is not the active and  earnest party man who sells his vote,  or  who  is  influenced   by  low    considerations.     The j  man on the fence, the neutral, is the  element  of danger, and if a young man cari be induced  to  take an   ardent   interest   in  the    political  issues Of his day he will probably escapewe^en  the approaches of the corrupter.      Repression  ami punishment are necessary for those    who  have no politics.      But the  elevation   of   the  political tone of the country will be    accomplished, not   so   much   by "'^condemning'  and  punisning bribery in all its forms,  as   by   the  education of the younger citizens to   a  strong  and conscientibusxpersonal interest in' pu blic  ariairt.  "Mr. Letter, of Chicago, who figured Aco  prominently and.unprojfit.ably in the -big  wheat deal, is now a leading figure in the  formation of a milk trust,''" says an exchange.  This leads the Ottawa .Citizen to remark, that  it is to be hoped Mrv loiter will refrain from  watering his stock.  Hugh Sutherland's visionary scheme of  building a railroad to Hudson's Bay is declared to be impracticable.) James Fisher,  member of the Manitoba Legislature, who accompanied the Dominion government expedition on the steamer Diana to Hudson's Bay  last year, has presented his report to the  Manitoba government. His conclusion is that  the Hudson's Bay route can never be a factor  in completing for the traffic of Manitoba excepting possibly the ; very northwesterly portion. The report is very exhaustive, comprising 40,000 words. Mr. Fisher says: "If  we had a route by Hudson's Bay to-morrow, it  would not be a transporting the  products of Manitoba and the West."  The Bystander says : ���' The fermentation  which the world is undergoing gives birth to  curious theories, political and territorial, as  m | as moral. The last-born theory is that  every northern nation ought to have a tropin .1 c mplement.    Jamaica is  to be the   trop-  Ghriscmas   and    New   Year    Cards  Xhomson Stationery Co-, Ltd-  at  ical complement  of Canada. . It   is  not difficult to estimate the value ..of a market - of 700-  000 colored persons, whose wants are generally  confined   to   yams   or   sweet potatoes,   rum,  ��� tobacco and   rags.     We   should,. besides,    he  annexing a war   of   races,    which,   when   the  repressive hand of ...the., home government   was,  removed, broke out in   the most    sanguinary  andy hideous   form.   . People., of  sense    must  . beginning to   see  in what   relation  jingoism stand?,yrj��.t, only  to. righteousness,  but sanity., .It is instructive  also  to   remember these wretched islands were acquired  at the .cost of great wars,- an.cj,.. that  the  slave -  trade, by which they were^ forever   ruined, as .  well as polluted; was.regarded as an   inestimable branch of ^commerce by   the   jingoes   of  that day."  The con tract, for the pipe line which is to  furnish water ,to.-the Coolgardie mining district, in .Western Australia, has been finally  awarded to two Australian bidders���Moskins  Brothers of Sydne3T, and Mephan Ferguson of  -Melbourne. .The. work will require 246  miles of sreel-riveted pipe, 31 in. in diameter,  and 82 miles of welded pipe from 26 to 29 in.  diameter. The specifications require acid  open-hearth steel to be used for the pipe.  The work is t> be pushed as fast as possible.  Althou h the contractors are Australians,  they have gone to the United States for their  materia1, is understood that Pittsburg  mills will furnish the steel plates . required  The construct ion of this long pipe line involves some engineering questions, the solution  of which will be watched with interest.  More than 12,000,000*acres of the Sahara  Desert nave been made useful for raising erops  with the aid of artesian wells.  The Mai tin family comes into prominence  in one way or the other. The latest to come  to the front is Andrew C. Martin, of Victoria,  who is now writing his name in large letters  in the book of fame as co-respondent in a  divorce case.  The discovery of   nickel  ore in  the Rocky  River Mine  in  Tasmania promises   to   be  of  some importance.      The ore has   been   found  at the 110 and 155-foot levels of the   mine  in  connection   with   gold   ores,   and    numerous  anslyses mad3 have left no doubt of its nickel-  bearing character,      it is understood that   der  velopnent work is to   be   continued in   order  to accertain the extent of the deposit.     Nickel  ore has been found  in   Ta-mania  before,   but  has not been worked on   a commercial scale,  though a  few   tons   of  ore were  exported in  18^4.  Rats are playing havoc with the underground telephone and telegraph cables in St.  Louis. They have discovered that the wires  are covered with p iraffined paper, and they  like   the   ta?te.      To   satisfy   their    appetites  Toys,  Toys,   Toys-   Thomson Stationery  Co-, Ltd  they must-gnaw through the lead casting  around the wires. It has happened in a  number of cases that the rats in gnawing  through the lead cables to get at the greased  paper have bared the copper wires so that they  ;touch each other and cross in such a, manner  as to make it impossible to establish com-  mun'cation over them. *..*  Now that the sale of .the electric light plant  to the city has been, declared valid, no time  should be lost in, providing business men  -with the best light procurable. Nelson has!  been practically enshrouded in -Egyptian  darkness the past three months, and- business  men have been greatly .inconvenienced. In  the language of the apostle "Let us have more  light." . y     :���       *'.  The contest in Cwoichan is rather a peculiar,  one. The candidates are Dr. Hall and Mr.  Sword on one side and Mr. Robertson on the  other. Mr. Robertson is a farmer^ who has  earned the respect of his neighbors by his integrity and honesty and will undoubtedly be  returned as an apponent of the temporary  government of Joseph Martin.  The Province, generally credited with, be-;  ing the mouthpiece of "Joseph Martin, con 7  demns Mr. Semlin for: permitting a govern-,  ment employe to contest-. Cowichan. Mr,  Sword, who is'running in Cowichan, is secretary to the premier, and has not yet resigned-  his position. '  A report.reaches   us from   Victoria   that a,  printing estaDlishm'ent in which a   member of  the Canadian. House of Commons is interested,  has   resorted   to the   pernicious   practice   of  blacklisting.    It  is stated   that'two  printers .  have been   blacklisted   on account   of   a disagreement between the manager and a brother  of the   two /victims   of the-manager's  wrath.  The   matter   should,    and probably   will   be  taken up by the International Union, and exposure is sure to follow. ^Blacklisting should  not be permitted in a free country.  Christmas Day is once   more upon us, *.-nd  in all  countries, the  eyes   of Christians -will  turn once more to the lowly manger in Bathle-  hem, where *was born   the Royal- Infant..   It  must be something  more than a   superstition *  that has lead  men for two thousand years to  worship   so assidiously   at the shrine   of  tKe  Babe of  Bethlehem���the   blue  eyed   embodiment of the blue Heaven's Creator.    For   two ������  thousand }7ears His magic influence   has constituted the world's reservoir of moral and intellectual force,   and at   no time has this  influence more   forcibly   manifested  itself than  during the age in   which we   now live.    The  wrords "Peace on earth and good-will   towards  men," will not be thrust  aside, but  more   or  less guides our   actions   in   dealing with  our  neighbors.    The   Economist   extends   to   its  readers the compliments of the season.  Leather Goods for   Christmas  Presents-  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd- THE ECONOMIST.  yssssi  A HAUNTED LAKE.  A glance at the map of Hull and vicinity  reveals a tiny lake situated a couple of miles  to the northwest of *the city. This lake nestles among the hills and looks like a creation  of some poetic fancy, being one of the loveliest little spots in the Ottawa Valley. Yet  with all its attractiveness the lake bears a  most unattractive reputation, which is designated  by   its   gruesome   name,   Haunted  Lake.  The origin of the name dates back beyond  the arrival of the first white settlers who  noticing the aversion in which the pretty  sheet of water was held by the Indians asked  the reason and learned the legend which has  been handed down from generation to generation until the present day. This is the  legend from which  this  tiny  lakelet  derives  its evil-sounding name.  Long years ago when  the Ottawa  Indians  were in the meredian of their strength and  power there ruled the tribe, a chief called A-  Wah- Nob, who was the father of one of the  loveliest maidens of the tribe. Mah-nah-ta,  as she was named, had been selected when. in  her infancy for the wife of the son of another  powerful chief, the fathers hoping that the  bond thus formed between the tribes would  be broken. As the girl grew to maidenhood.,  however, she evinced no interest in political  unions but on the contrary bestowed her  affections on one of the braves of the trib��, O-  we-tah, by name, with all the passionate  affection of a daughter of the forest. The  young couple felt from the first that their  love was hopeless, but the lover was not disposed to be daunted.  On the day of the feast of the   Midsummer  Moon he boldly approached the father and  according to the customs of tribe publicly demanded his daughter's hand in marriage, and  at the same time challenged any man in the  tribe to meet him in mortal combat who disputed his right to the maiden. A-wah-noh,  under the laws of his race could only refuse  his.conscent by accepting the challenge himself, which he promptly did. The young man  was thus placed in a terrible predicament. A  wah-noh was an old man and physically no  match for O-we-tah in strength, although in  craftiness he had few equals. Then again he  was Mah-nah-ta's father and to kill him  meant that they would be forever parted. He  was thus challenged to a contest to refuse  which meant disgrace and banishment. For  a moment he hesitated and the old chief's lip  curled in a sneer when O-we-tab's face suddenly   lightened   and   with   a  scornful   look  arourd   the    circle    he    simply    said :   "I  accept." a -~  He then briefly outlined the nature of the  combat. Each was to repair to a point exactly opposite to the other on the shores of  the lake at midnight, armed with whatever  weapon might be desired. A still hunt for the  enemy was then to begin only to terminate  with daylight or the death of one of the other.  This would give the chief the advantage of his  skill and generalship and place the duellists  on as nearly an even basis as possible.  The novel duel was arranged to take place  that .night and as the. hour approached the  two men left the camp fire and started for  their designated posts. There was a., third  left the camp fire,, but this was unknown at  the time. . Mah-nah-ta had been in a terrible  state of anxiety ever since the duel had been  arranged and at the first opportunity had  slipped away from the f stivities unable to  bear the suspense any longer. The chief  meanwhile had taken a position beneath a  big tree and there remained motionless, awaiting the coming of his opponent. He had  reasoned with deep shrewdness that the impetuosity of the younger man would lead him  to hasten the end with all possible speed and,  therefore he would be the seeker. For this  reason he stood, like a statue waiting. Not  long did he wait until stealthy steps approaching caused him to grasp the axe he carried in  a tighter grip. Nearer and nearer came the  sounds and soon a human form was dimly  outlined in the gloom. One strong stroke- a  heavy fall���and it was done. With savage  exultation he hewed the head of his victim  from the lifeless trunk and carried it to the  clear space at the edge of the lake.  Here he paused in t^he starlight and raised  the head to gloat over the features of his fallen  foe when���horror of horrors- -it was the face  of his own daughter. Hurling the head far  out into the lake he turned and fled and was  never seen among the tribe again. Nor was  O-we-tah ever afterwards seen and the supposition was that he had discovered the body  of his sweetheart and left the locality.  Ever after, at the anniversary of her tragic  end, it is said, the head of the maiden appears  on the surface of the lake and iri plaintive {accents tells her tale to any who may be inclined to listen;  Only a Woman.  (The Ottawa Monitor.)  Only a woman, snivelled and old,  The prey of the winds and the prey of the cold,  Cheeks that are shrunken,  Eyes that are sunken,.  laps that were never o'erbold,  Only a woman, forsaken, and poor,  Asking an alms at the bronze church, door.  Hark to the organ! roll upon roll  The waves of its music go over the sou 1!  Silks rustle past her,  Thicker, and faster;  The great bell ceases its toll.  Fain would she enter, but not for tbe poor  Swingeth wide open this bronze church door.  Only a woman!   In far-off days  Hope carolled to her happiest lays;  Somebody missed  her,  Somebody kissed her,  Somebody crowned her with praise,  Somebody faced up the battles of life,  Strong for her sake who was mother or wife.  Somebody lies with a tress of her hair  Light on his heart where the death-shadows are;  Somebody waits for her,  Opening the gates for her,  Giving the light or despair.  Only a woman���never more poor���  Dead in the snow at the bronze^church door.  Christmas  in the Country.  The merry firelight glints and glows,  The house is decked with holly;  Today, for all the wintry snows,  Each sturdy heart is jolly.  The Christmas tree is loaded so;  What if the skies be murky!  Mince pie and pudding, mistletoe  And kissing follow turkey.  Oh, happy homestead Christmas timos!  May ever some good fairy  Have all our future Christmas chimes  Ring in a day as merry.  A Black Bird  Trap.  John Smith was confined in a.southern jail  where no ray of sunlight penetrated throug  its gloomy walls, nor nought of earth's swee  found entrance. He was charged with  murder and was awaiting final trial. He was  allowed to keep, until the last day, his two  pets, a magpie and a small Scotch terrier.  The feathery treasure, as was its nature, was  loquacious as "Pretty Poll," and during its  sojourn in the prison: walls had learned  verbatim any remarks his master gave utterance too, which is needless to add, were  brief. ''Whiskers", the terrier, was sadly  neglected in his time of exile and was overwhelmed with that common pest���fleas���  John Smith in moody hours watched the dog  battle with and skermish after his tormentors  and when he succeeded in capture, would  ejaculate, "D���n it, how he nips them".  "Mag" picked up the unpoetic sentence and  invariably hurried in.  Visitors or officers of inspection passing  through would put to the condemned man  the questions, thus:  "Who are you?" And he would sullenly  reply.    "John Smith, of Richfield."  "And what brought you here��_ M >rbidly  again he would respond: "Misfortune, like  many others."  The dread hour came at last and the  prisoner was doomed to penal servitude for  life. "Whiskers" was presented to the day  guard and "Mag" turned out to the four  winds to roam fancy free. On and on she  journeyed* winging her flight westward until  at last Illinois was reached. Falling in with  a flock of black birds, she became queen of  the fields. Old farmer Hobbs snared these  birds for the market by setting traps in the  hayloft. Unfortunately the magpie shared  the fate of a flock. The farmer and his sons  repaired one morning to the barn to note his  capture and make ready for market the victims. All busily engaged in twisting the  birds necks which caused a loud snap, they  were startled by a voice saying, "D���n it, bow  he nips them." A search instantly ensued  for the tresspasser,, and when upon finding  no one, the farmer asked, well scared, "Who*  are you?"  "John Smith, of Richfield," came the  prompt  reply.  "What  brought you here?" he queried.  "Misfortune, like many others," the solemn  voice replied.  Farmer and sons fled in dismay, and soon  a story was current that farmer Hobbs' barn  was haunted. The offender was never dijF  covered, arid the farm was deserted, save fol  an inoffensive looking black bird. Finally  it was offered for auction. The new purchaser  however, unearthed the spook, and "Mag" was  the recipient of such homage as to well nigh  turn her head, but it was not until her demise  that the whole truth came out.  Essie Maris Machaughton.  ��a��!ftg��ffl^^  UHUItHHlHU��'!Ugl f.  IKMMUHMMI!��ff.Hlig��li  EIII^^WMiaWMMIilSW^ THE ECONOMIST.  5  ���V  MINES AND INVESTORS.  _ There is  very  little change in stocks.    As  has been predicted in   these  columns,   other  Jarge strikes  have been   made in the   Slocan.  It is  announced that workmen in  the  lower  tunnel of the Goodenough in  the Slocan  district struck  the ledge at a   depth of 650 feet,  //Rowing a pay streak 15 inches   wide of solid  'lllena ore.   ���  J. N. Martin, one of the heaviest stockholders, says: "The pay streak shows four  inches wide on the surface. We have run  four tunnels, the first striking the ledge at a  depth of 75 feet, the second at 150 feet, the  third at 350 feet, each level showing increased  width and value."  Mackenzie & Mann Sued.  "Jack of Clubs.'  It is   a  well known   fact  that the   richest  streams in the Cariboo district run  north and  south,   the  majority  of   them   having   their  source direct from the  Bald mountain.    The  exception to the general  rule is notably Jack  of Clubs creek,  which   runs   almost   parallel  with   the famous   Williams   creek,   says the  Mining  Journal.     Its  auriferous  indications  are prominently illustrated by numerous veins  of goid bearing quartz, in contract with slate  and   granite,   whose association   with   other  igneous rocks are   the   infallible signs   which  guide  gold   seekers  in  their   search   for the  precious metal.    The early pioneers of Cariboo  were practical miners whose experience in tie  mines of California   served them in  their  explorations to follow the trend of the gold belt  and they improved their opportunities   in the  Cariboo   district   by   locating  the   principal  creek which were named after them.  Jack of Clubs creek was named altera  miner whose, singular resemblance to the  kIla^e of clubs in a pack of cards procured  for him his pasteboard distinction. Fitz-  williaiiis alias "Jack of Clubs" was a man of  over average intelligence and a good prospector. He came to British Columbia with  the first rush to "the Fraser river in 1858, and  mined on the principal bars along that stream  where gold was plentiful. He was among the  first at Quesnelle Forks, and participated in  the stampede to Antler Creek where, with Bill  Cunningham, Hard Curry and Jim Irving,  he made considerable money. Later on when  news reached Hazeltine flat that coarse gold  had been found on Williams creek, "Jack of  Clubs" started out with numerous others for  the new field. After crossing the Bald mountain he left his companions, and by taking a  westerly course, discovered the stream that  has since been called after him. The discovery was not a great success, as the creek  >thas never paid more than twenty ounces   to a  ^ten-foot of timbers, a  "Jack of Clubs" was a noted character on  Williams creek for many years, where with his  mining interests he also combined an occasional game of draw po'<er, with which game  he familiarized himself no doubt to keep his  name up.  The only Supreme court case tried in Vancouver last week was Campbell V. Mackenzie,  Mann & Co. This was an action tried before the chief justice and a special jury for  damages for non-delivery at Teslin lake by the  defendants of goods supplied to them at Telegraph Creek under contract to return similar  goods at Teslin lake by the first of September,  1898. The defendants did not return the  good at Teslin lake or at all, and while denying all liability finally three days before the  trial paid into court $625, which they pleaded  was in any event sufficient to satisfy plain-,  tiff's claim if any. The jury brought in a  verdict for the plaintiff for $1,678. Motion  for judgment thereon was adjourned.  Methods of Murder.  Sir J. Chrichton Brown's expression   of surprise . that   homicides    still     clung     to   old  fashioned  methods of destruction   when they  might so easily use poisons or microbes which  would defy post mortem has  not unnaturally  called forth many comments.    That   would be  criminals, heirs   at law, we  suppose, do sometimes cast about  for safe   means of "shifting"  inconvenient relatives or enemies there   is, we  fear, littl   doubt.    A correspondent  writes to  tell   us   that   he   was once  informed by   Mr.  Bartlett, the   late  superintendent of  the Zoo  tiat he   would   never   part with a    posionous  snake   unless   he   knew   his  customer.    That  naturalist's   long  experience   of   the   animal  kingdom had also  given him   remarkable insight A into   the   nature   of  humans.     Oddly  enough,   adds  our correspond eat,  Dr.   Conan  Doyle used the   motive in   one of his    famous  Sherlock Holmes series.���London News.  Edward   Farr*r,   Canada's    most  guished journalist, is visiting Nelson.  distin-  During the thirteen years from 1885 to 1898  there were 108 persons condemned to death  for murder in Canada. Of these 60 were executed, and 48 sentences were commuted.  Mr. T. A. Knowltoa has been successful in  organizing a syndicate in the East to develop  the Certainty Group on Fifteen Mile C eek,  and work will be started as soon as possible  in the spring.  Ross Thompson has taken a 90-day bond ��n  the Good Friday, owned by the Rossland Good  Friday company, and situated on the northwest slope of Red mountain. Mr. Thompson  will begin the development of the property  about the first of the year. The Good Friday  company held its annual meeting Tuesday  night in Trail, when George Pahl of Spokane  was made president and treasurer, and  Barney Barinds was elected secretary. Col.  E. S. Topping is vice president and the directors include the officers and Frank Watson and  Frank Hanna.  One From the Fold.  There's a little grave under the apple tree,  Where a wee form rests in sunshine or shade,  'Tis marked not by marble or blossom  And by rude pick and shovel 'twas made.  "We wrapped the small treasure in linen,  And packed hard the cold stony earth.  The first dew that dampened it was tears;  "Wrung from hearts, devoid of pleasure or mirth.  Then we scanned the still house over and over  For traces of our angel of light  Who gladdened the hearts of a multitude,  And made our lives happy and bright.  But the old house was so dismal and lonely  Without the wee footsteps soft sound,  And a deserted big chair in the corner  Of the sitting room, wrfs the first our weary gazu found:  Then a faded brown'coat and a "nightie",  A eollar with ribbon soiled and old,  A rumpled up cot in the bed room,  And food untasted and cold.  A stillness and dearth like the dungeon  Where never a sunbeam is  found.  And an absence of greeting at our coming,  Naught but loneliness was lingering round.  How wc missed the brown eyes, always gleaming  With lights, soft, merry and warm,  And the stray golden locks on the forehead,  The soft gentle touch on our arm.  The small voice that spoke a strange language,  That to us only was known,  And the patter of feet in th�� hallway  To greet us in long coming home.  We picked up her scattered play toys  And hurried them away from view,  And dwelt upon past happv moments,  With a bitterness naught can ever undo.  How we longed to again love her and pet her  As we did oft in lone hours of pain,  When she'd come to our side to console us,  And win us to smiles again.  And that even no dainty supper  Was prepared by hands loving and kind,  Nor "Iambie" bones given as treasures,  Were hidden forsmall hands to find.  Later on in the chambers lone stillness,  We heard not the low even breath;  An old enemy had hushed it forever;  And we knew his dark name was���death.  How we recalled the long drives in the summer,  How she trembled with joy when she went,  And the wonders she saw in her journeys,  Her presence ever a cheeriness lent.  On every twenty-first natal day she came to me,  Into my life she crept lovingly in,  From my side she seldom ever was absent,  �� Be my lot dire, disaster or mirth's merry dim-  Once when to me life was darkest, i  And o'er one, death spraad his dull ebon pall.  In her own little way she tried to comfort,  And strove to make joy for us all.  But alas!, her short day too soon was over.  As a sweet memory only now does she live. A  .Let us dwell oft on the hours she helped brighten,  'Twill be all her remembrance can give.  I yet have a few of earth's frail treasures,  But to me a dearer heaven ne'er gave,  Than the sweet one we buried that morning���  My wee dog "Phoebe", in a cold crude shapen grave.  Essie Makie Macnaugbtos,  Vancouver, B. C, Dae. 17.  ,:^m  Mrs.F. W. Peters has returned from a   visit  to Winnipeg.  The fire losses at Victoria were only $225  during November.  Hon. J. H. Turner will leave London tomorrow for British Columbia.  Extensive improvements are to be made at  the Halcyon Hot Springs, Arrow Lake, early  next summer.  ,  ���1 y\  ���Alt  ���m  ill  1  I  S'J  I  mm 6  THE ECONOMIST.  FoT: iiealtli -anti  111'  m  IP*  I*;  ;'t-  ft<:  Now is the. Time to Buy Your Christmas Good  Come.m and  Spoe>n s,; Cutlery  our  stock   of Carvers,  and^ House Furnishings.    "  orfers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  iSotice is hereby gtven that:pursuant to the  requirements of the Dominion and British  Columbia Railway Acts, theifollowirig' plans-*  have beeu deposited by.the British. Columbia  Hou-thern ^ailway ��� Company In ' theACaud  Registry Office in theCity of] Victoria, vtz -^  Canadiaii Pacific Rail way, Crow's Nest Pass  branch. British Columbia"'Southern. Railway  Plan, Profile and Book if Referenceirsforftine  ?^%&iV�����$c &* 2- -T^1^ e^t, deposited  ouh.October:IS93- No.d(*>-E.      I      '��� A:   ������  Cahadia.v Pacific Railway, erowVNest.Pa^s  line,. plan.,o, said: line fiom -ista i6n;. 596 x 93 to  , Si anon hdo x-2-J.S, {. l;o Profile [from  "Dunmore  .; westerty-,.Statioo-610 to Station 99d'x;24'8 "de-  i Posited ath November, 1S9S, No. 565 F. .     ;���   ��� ���  (.-Canadian Pacific Roil way. Crow's Nest- Pass  I line, Plan and Profile from Dunmore Weste'r-  U& from Station 995-x 24.8-to Sdation;1608 x 88.9,  deposited 5ch November, J898. No. 565 G.      -  .  Canadian Pacific.Rail wav. Crow's'Nest Pass'  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway?  PlanLand Book of Reference of extra land  for  Stai.iOQ. ground   179^ miles  west of Eastern  boundary, of British Columbia on noVth-east  %^section-25v Township JO, Kootenay District; deposited 17th November, 1S9S. .No" 5(i5'H  ���'��� \1ct9ri^Bv--C,/^2n'dIS[o^einbfir,-.l&98....--  DilA^KE;  JaCKSO^A HELMCKKJf; ' -  . , .. Solicitors for the Depositors.  Certificate of Improvements.  A;"Princess ^'' mirieraf claim, situate in  ���the Nelson5 mining-division of West AKoote-  nay District. ��� . . .  :. Where located::^;Ori-. :Morning Mountain,'  near the head watersibf Sandy Creek. "-' v- '  -^t'M  as a^ent for B.nR.  6.  Walbey,- Free. Miher'I  g��5h9.^a-te: No, 26o7 A? William: & . BambmV  Free; Miner's. Certificate No.; .2751. A, arid j\ii-  ChaelJb.gan.-Fi'eer Miners Certificate; No. 2584  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply, to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaini n~  ^Cr��ja^a.grant of th,e.abo:ve , clairri.   And further talic notice that-action, under section 87,  must be, commenced; before' the issuance of  such certificate of iriiprovenaents.  Dated this first day, of October, J898.  John McLatchie,- P. Ii. S.  City   Council.  At the last meeting of the Citv 'Council.  Aid. Hillyer brought up some Fire Department regulations that had been drawn up by  Chief of the Fire Department subject to the  approval of the council. A committee, consisting of Aid. Teetzel, Whalley and Hillyer,  was appointed^ to go info the matter. After  some accounts had been ordered paid, a resolution was passed  wnefehy   those   in arrears" of  Buy .a Kodak or Camera for a Christmas Present, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  their light   and   water   rates   for   the current  month will receive a   rebate of 33 per cent,   if :-  they pay   by the 24th   instant, and  of   26 per  cent, if they pay by the 30th.    The  final con- ?  sideration of the curfew bylaw was  postponed  until the   next meeting   of'the   council.     Air1, i  Hillyer said; the Fire boys needed rubber coats'  belts, and helmets.    cAt the last  fire they were  all wet to  the   skin   in a few   minutes.    The  Mayor   stated that  'rubber   coats    had   been  ordered some "time   back from   a local   dealer,  but that if the order had  not been despatched '  he would   place  it   elsewhere.    Helmets   will   i  also be provided.    The council then adjourned   '  until 'Tuesday, but, before the members separated, a telegram was bronght to the Mayor  which ^tlfced' that the appeal against Mr.  Justice Walkem's decision quashing the  'Electric Light Bylaw had been sustained with  costs.  Herbert Goodeve, of the Lawrence Hard  ware Co., has returned to the city after an  absence of several months in Winnipeg, and  will take his old position with the firm. Mr.  Gondeve is very popular in Nelson, and his  friends are all pleased to see him back   again I  THE ECONOMIST.  ��� i  [i  Pi  <n  (&>^'^��yJ^>S��y<&/^'t&^^ "&S&S%  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  Fresh Candies and Tropical Fruits,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Bbattlb Times  S..F. Bulletin  S F. Call  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  Extra Select Oysters  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  Fresh Daily From  NELSON    BAKERY.  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B, C.  ROSSLAND  A SANDON  .    BRANCHES AT    .  TRAIL NELSON KA5LO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY ^  II  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200  BBLS.  LVIE'S HUKfflU and (HE'S GLENORA,  Tlic Cheapest Place to Buy Christmas Cards,  Art Calendars,  OGJLVIH   -   MILLING   -   COMPANY  G. M. Lbishman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  X'mas Gifts, Writing Case?, Purses, Wallets, Books  s  A.  oors, Sashes and Turned  rackets and  ���������'Office'.Fittings.  atisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices  THOS. GRAY, Nelson* B, C  name.  LOCAL  AND   PROVINCIAL.  ceased was 46 37ears of age and  was born near  Carleton Place, Ont.  There will be   a sale of ladies' work at  the  Presbyterian church this evening.  The' Nelson Musical Society held a successful practice at the residence of Mr. W. P.  Brougham, 1st Monday evening.  The first carload of whiskey over the Crows'  Nest Pass line reached Nelson last Saturday  morning,  consigned to Turner Beeton   & Co.  A couple of divers from Vancouver will examine the Str. Ainsworth and ascertain  whether she will be worth raising. None of  the bodies of those lost in the wrecking of the  steamer have been recovered.  until January 4. Round trip tickets will also  be sold under the same conditions on Dec. 30  and 31, and Jan. 1st, which will also be good  for return until January 4.  Kenneth Finlayson, arrested at Victoria  for embezzling funds of the Dominion Savings  Bank, has been sentenced to two and a-half  years imprisonment.  "V  Mr. W. G. McLean received a telegram  Monday morning announcing the death of his  brother   James,   at   Great Falls,   Mont.    De-  It has been decided to continue permanently the tourist car, which for the past few  weeks has been attached to the trans-continental train of the C. P. l"l. which leaves Vancouver on Thursdays. The car goes right  through to St. John, New Brunswick, where it  connects with the Dominion and Allan line  ocean steamers.  During the Christmas holidays, the C. P.  JR. ���will issue round trip tickets at single fare  between points in Kootenay south of Nakusp,  going Dec. 20th to 26th inclusive, returning  until Jan. 4th, 1899. New Years, Dec. 30, 31,  Jan. 1st until Jan. 4.  Purses   and   Wallets,   Choice   Goods,   Silver  Mounted, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  The C. P. R. h;is announced that round trip  tickets at single fare rate will be sold between  all Kootena}'- points south of, and including.,  Nakusp, from the 20th to the 26th instant, inclusive.    Such    tickets    are   good   for   return  Fancy Goods   for   Christmas   Gifts.  Stationery Co., Ltd.  Thomson  The funeral of John O'Leary, who was killed  last Friday by the swinging of the mast of a  derrick, was buried in Nelson last Sunday.  The deceased was well and favorably known  in this part of the country, and his death is  sincerely mourned by a large circle of intimate friends. The brothers of the deceased  desire to return thanks to the friends who  sympathized with them in their bereavement  and assisted in looking after the funeral arrangements. Particular mention should be  made of Mrs. Thos. Madden, Mrs. Dow and  Mrs. Kelly in this regard.  Poets in Leather and Cloth Bindings for Christmas Gifts.   Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  ���4\  i  I  i,  ,0 I  u  i  ''M  ���4  Minjimiuiwjtamm mwmrm  Tmm&mmmmmmimmBgmm  fli&mw|iys^WM��^  amsnnuMttJUPHPKsiHHMiUK ^i-^.-'vfc'.'C^iJLJiaiLi;? *����������.i*Mi'.frniV-��  8  THE ECONOMIST,  SHORT    STORIES.  On one occasion a much-respected  but dry old friend of the family  called on James Harper, and, after  a time, asked him how he and his  brothers distributed the work between them. "John," Mr. Harper  said, good-humordly, "attends to  the finances; Wesley to the correspondence; Fletcher to the bargaining with authors and others; and���  don't you tell anybody." he said/  drawing his chair still closer and  lowering the tone of his voice���"1  entertain the bores."  .. Some years ago there lived in  Perth, Scotland, a man of convivial habits, -well known by bis  Christian name. Jamie. One dark  night an acquaintance found Jamie  lying at the foot of an outside stair.  "Is that you, Jamie?" asked the acquaintance, in a voiee of the great  est astonishment. " Ay, it's me,  replied Jamie, in a tone of complete resignation. "Have you  fa'en doon the stair ?" was the next  question. " Ape, I fell doon ; but  I was coming doon,.whether or no.  >>���  ; *  An Episcopal bishop took hi^  daughter to a convention, a guileless, unworldly girl, unused to the  ways of cities. She dined out with  some friends one evening, and when  a glass of wine was poured out for  her she drank it. She was not  used to drinking wine of any ki nd  and her hostess, knowing this,  presently said: "I hope the 'winr  won't affect you." The girl smiled  happily. "Ob, yes,!' said she, "i  am conscious of a feeling due to  the wine, but���but I don't find it  at all annoying."  A. certain Archbishop of Dublin  was, toward the end of his life,  afflicted b}r an absence-mindedne^s  that often led to startling developments. In the mid.^t of a dinner  given by the Lord-Lieutenant of  Ireland, the company was startled  by seeing the Archbishop ri.-e from  his seat looking pale and agitated,  and crying : " It has come, it has  ccme 1" "What has come, your  grace'?" eageily cried half a  dozen voices from different parts oi  the table. "What I have been  expecting for some years���a stroke  of paralysis," solemnly answered  the Archbishop. " I have been  pinching my self for the last two  minutes, and. find my leg entirely  without sensation." " Pardon  me, my dear Archbishop," said the  ' hostess, looking up to  him   with   a.  gsesf^s   fsssseassi  ���    ���      ���  i  tESK232fifl  -B  Once Tried no Family will Use any  4-*  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  i Miliar*  Hi gal H s&&  M ill �� A  JLU  '���fcsBfe  CARLEY& PE  !L, Nelson, EL C,  the  Kootenay.  . J. QUINLAN,  D.  DENTIST  ��� *Z7 ���  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelsoii  Special attention gfiven to crown and bridge  worfc and. th�� painless extraction of teeth, .by  oca?l aaes~thetlos.  4f^,  9 �� ��� %& %  0  4l  av  ���W  0    nraosssEr   g 4**��!*.  ^  ������gr��%  when    you    order  matches.  T li en  you '.will   be   sure  of having the best.  COMflANDlNG ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter   of being  well dressed.  Those-who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will re-yj  ceive all the attention a well j  dressed man deserves. 1  Our winter suits of Harris a  Homespuns are marvels of 1  good quality, good style and |  eood        workrnaship.        The 9  o  p^B  ^pS*   ��?S5  s^"       v��   -a   m ���   ��i  ,    ''    P       ^.  vatue is great.  b��-SB���e? ��s  ���3.��f<  3 El!  is Be  t~ 5  umoin.g  AND  Josephine Street  Nelson.  B       1  .   We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  ES,.   L/QL/0/?S,   'HAVANA   CIGARS, -ETC.  All the leading brands always in stock.  VICTORIA, B.O.  Y\r~5    STREET,  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel. Victoria Street Nelson .  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  S   Genera! Shipping & I nsurance Agents  Commission Merchants.   Forwarders and Warehousemen    Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents.   Orders executed foieveiy descnp  tion of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charteis eflectea.  quizzical smile, " pardon me for  contraducting yon, but it is roe  3Tou   have been pinching !"  ^  A  i  Goods and Merchandise of every deseription Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  I,ife,  Accident, and Boiler Insurance in the  best offices.   Klondike  Risks accepted.    Miners' Outfit.-. Insured.  Loans   and   Mortgages   -Negotiated.     Estates   Managed   and   Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought .-uk! sold.  L   -  A THE ECONOMIST.  " That bill-collector is still down-  .��� stairs, sir.'' . u Didn't I tell you  | to say to him that I died quite  suddenly half an hour ago ?" "Yes,  sir ; but he says he would like a  few moments' conversation with  the corpse."  The etiquette of bicycling is receiving a great deal of discussion  !$4m& now. It is believed that a  wheelman who has been run over  by a large bay team and a grocery  wagon has a right to speak, without an introduction.  Guaranteed Superior to  by Physicians.  any Sweetened flilk on the flarket. ' Recommended  tured   and Guaranteed by. THE MANITOBA DAIRY  T  ���*9  a.  Joseph Jefferson, at a recent din-   which> however, he had an  excuse.  ner in New York, said that when  called upon for a curtain speech in  New Haven, Billy Florence once delivered himself thus: "It is here,  and to 3'ou, ladies and gentlemen,  tuafcT'owe my present success in  my profession. We knew each  other when boys and girls. We  jdayrd marbles together under the  phadow of the old church, and now  to receive this warm welcome from  old trienda���what can I say ?  S;m?>!v ihat I never can forget the  people of   Hartford."      A    man   in  the   front   row    said  u  Thh  NVw [Liven.   Mr.   Florence."  mean New. Haven, of course,"  Kiorencu gravely.  u  HP.  id  Samuel Rogers, the banker-poet,  "They   tell   me I say    ill-natured  thing3," he   once   observed, in   his  slow, quiet, deliberate way; "I have  a very weak voice; if I'did-not say  ill-natured   things   no   one   would  hear what I said." It was owing to  this   weakness   of   voiea    tluit    no  candles -were   put   on    his  dinru-r-  table;  for   glare   and  noise go   together,  and  dimness   puhdues   the  voices in   conversation as a   handkerchief thrown over   the cage  of a  canary   subdues   its    s-.;i.g.       The  light was   thrown   upon    she   wail-  and pictures and   shaded fr .-m   i.he  room.    This   did- no I   si;i��  Sydney  Smith, who   said   i\\   t a   d-nner in  St. Jrftn-s     Place iva��5   "a   flood    of  light on ail above, and l?fdu*v nothing but da-rknes^ -and   gnu-rhin^ of  WHEN you buy ���. ��� ^ .- P<  OKELL&MORR.S- ��'KELL & T.T,jif 0  -Preserves^ Ai0RRIS'   liUii  erves *  you get what arc pure British Columbia "   Are absolutely the  lruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST.  ,. borne.  xinrirttsuLQjisuuuLQju^^ .  T  D COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Upton's Teas.       Blue Ribbon Coffee.  SX3  wa.-   Milled for   his   bitter  wit,    for  teeth."  fe5  easl  All   the   lead-  ing"  brands  of  __ Foreign   and  Domestic Cigars.    18,000 Cigars to select from. Bargains in Pipes for Christmas.  nay.  vited.  The    Largest   Supply   of  Horse      Blankets      Ever  Brouo'ht into   the Koote-  Every one High Grade   Article.     Inspection in-  1 ��T  OPPOSITE P. O.  NELSON, B. CX  t\  ra&O&S    ��  It*  &ES333  PPOSITE-J. DOVER'S.  Qtinnnrinrinnnnnrtrs  Lumber,  Wagon work and Blaeksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A.  PR055ER.   Manager-   Lake St.,  Opp. Court  House.  NELSON,  B.  C  C    Lath,  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders    Promptly    Filled    and[Sash.& Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson , Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.   Turned  Work-  0&i   Shingles.  RAE, AGENT.  ����**���"���-��������- "*^r" in iii���11  m  ��S33    [��323  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  j Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON,  B. C.  P. O.  Box 498^  *   -   -   - -   - ��� -  ruo  I  oote nay  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL DEALERS   IN  F*RBSH AND  SALT MB  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  -'f   kept in stock.  i  {&&  & ���  ~   - -w? BV  !  ! $  10  THE ECONOMST  THE  "Y  M  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  Hountain Mining District, the richest in West Kootenay. Here is also a vast tract of  farming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit, Grain and Vegetables.  -Lots nowfor Sale.  Further particulars apply to  Or  Sirdar Townslte C��.9 at Sidar, B. C.  J^X.   WI)U J.J.I  ���  .n��imimiH...UHMny.l.  A Jesse Jaxnes Sold Up.  A. M. McCoy of Hor^ecave, Ky., ia  tamous throughout the Blue Grass State.  For about twoscore years he owned the  stagecoach lines between . Horsecave  and Mammoth cave and Glasgow and  Mammoth cave. He operated these lines  all through the troublous times of the  civil war. Of course he met'with'many  harrowing experiences during the time.  and which he likes to tell.  Probably no incident connected with  his career is more thrilling than the  hold up of one of his stages by Jesse  James and three of his "pals" some  time back in the seventies. This incident is described in one of the stories of  that notorious highwayman. It occurred  early one morning. When the stage was  about half way between Horsecave and  Mammoth cave, four men sprang out  from the side of the road and ordered  the driver to halt. One of the men  caught the horses and the other three  drew pistols and held them at the heads  of the driver and passengers. The driver  of course did as ordered, and the men  proceeded to search the passengers. Everything of value was taken.  One of the men robbed was a man  named Roundtree, who was well known  at that time. He had a valuable gold  watch, which James confiscated for his  own use. The timepiece was held very  dear by Roundtree, as it had been presented him by ex-Governor Knott, who  was at that time a young man. The notorious Jesse carried this watch during  the rest of his life  bers arranged in line one unaer cue  other, as is customary on the hymn  boards, and^hey were, as they appeared  to the audience gathered for a lecture,  "4, 11, 44," and "7-11."  "Why, it was the   funniest  thing,"  said a woman who was present.    "I noticed  it the   minute I  went in, and   it  must  have   been done   on   purpose, ,for.  there is no seven  hundred"and��� eleventh'  hymn in the hymnal;  six hundred   and-  something is   the last.    The first   three  were policy numbers and the last craps.  Wasn't it funy?"  "Funny?" said the friend, who was  listening to the joke. "I should say so.  But not so much the numbers being  .there as that you should know what  they meant. Now. confess, how in ever  did you?  She'Was Well  Posted.  In the Sunday school room of an Episcopal church in Brooklyn the other day  a lecture was given for the benefit of  some worthy object. It was on a weekday, but on the hymn board in the front  of the room were what the regular mem- j  bers of the congregation said were the  numbers of the hymns that had been  sum? on the Sunday before. But an outsider was struck with something peculiar about them.    There wTere four nurn-  A Lost Opportunity.  "Well, Uncle Wiliam," said the  president of the emigration society, "I  s'pose you hearn de news?"  "No.    Whut's stirrin?"  "W'y, you ain't hearn 'bout de treasurer?"  "Not a word.    Whut he done now?"  "Run off wid de funds���tuk ever'  dollar wid him !''  "Lawd, Lawd! En how much wuz  in de treasury?"  "Fo' hundred dollars!"  "En you say ho gone wid it?"  '' Clean gone!"  The old man seemed wrapped in  thought and had a faraway look in his  eyes. "Fo' hundred dollars!" he repeated to himself. "Fo' hundred dollars!  En des ter think er it! I wuz de treasurer er de society fer two weeks en  had ever' dollar er dat money in my  power! My, my! Fo' hundred dollars���  fo' hundred bright, silver dollars in a  shinin lump! Bre'r Johnson, will you  please, suh, do me a favor?"  "Des name it,  Uncle William. "  "Take des heah hick'ry stick, suh, en  hit me 'cross de head en den kick me  ha'd ez you kin, suh, out de do'!"     (  V' nen  Yon Meet In Japan,  Nothing is more amusing than to  watch two acquaintances'saluting in the  streets of a Japanese- town. As they  come in sight of each other they slacken their pace and approach with downcast eyes and averted faces, as if neither  was worthy of beholding the other.  Then they bow low, so as to bring the  face on a level with the knees, en which  the palms of the hands are pressed.  A succession of hissing sounds is next  made by drawing in the breath between  the closed tooth, interspersed with a series of complimentary phrases uttered  with groat volubility in a sort of under -  tonea falsetto, each trying to outdo his  friend in rapidity and extravagance of  language, while the palms are diligently rubbed against each other.  .At last the climax is reached, and  each .endeavors to give the precedence  to the other. For some moments, perhaps for a full minute, the polite contest continues. Then the ceremony abruptly ends, as if-the difficulty were capable of none but a brusque solution,  and the two pass on hurriedly, with a  look of extreme relief.  What Ma Said.  ALittle Girl (to  lady visitor)���Pleas��*  Miss Jawerer, let rne see your tongue.  Miss J. (surprised)���Why, -my'.clear?'  Little Girl���Why, ma said   you'd tiu  Q&td of a tongue.-���-London Sketch.  Articles Made of Eelskin.  An eelskin leather factory is situated  in a quiet street in the neighborhood of  London bridge. Here are prepared and  manufactured various articles from the  skin of the common eel. The skins are  manipulated by numerous complicated  processes until they resemble and would  easily be taken for leather, although of  a more glutinous and pliable nature.  This strange commodity is cut into  long, thin strips" and plaited very closely together for whiplashes and to coves'  portions of the handles of more expen��  sive whips. Certain kinds of lashes and  harness laces are also made of eelskin.  This leather is almost indispensable in  articles of this description, where flexibility allied with an uncommon toughness is desired.���Invention.  Pain and Payn.  Barry Pain relates that he once sent  the late James Payn a series of parodies  for Cornhill. Payn accepted them, but  there was a difficulty. One of them was  a parody of an author, X., who was 3  personal friend of Payn's and a very  sensitive man, who would not take tiio  sincerest form of flattery in the spirit  in which it was offered. Now, it hap  pens that there is a considerable resemblance between the style of X. and that  of another author of the same school, Y  Payn suggested that Pain should takf  out X. 's name from the title of the paro  dy and substitute that of the school of  fiction to which he belonged. '' Tlipn '"  he said, "X. will think that it's mean*  for Y."  '' But,'' Pain asked, ' * what about Y. ?''  "That's  all   right, "he   answered.'  "Y. will know that it's meant for X. "  A Haunted Railroad Car.  Every one has heard of haunted houses,  but the railroad men know there are  haunted cars as well. For instance, on  the L. and N. there is a caboose known  as "1908" which carries on in the mos��  supernatural manner. What do you sa.7  to a caboose that suddenly begins tn  shake and shiver like a man with th��  ague, and this, too, when it is standing  alone on the track? My informant sol  emnly asserted also that "1908" israb-  ject to attacks of hysteria. It jimlfpPup  and down without the slightest provocation. - He says it did the most remarkable thing, however, one day near Richmond. It was standing on a siding with  all brakes set. All at once it started and  ran up grade, over an embankment into  a field.  '���"V: THE ECONOMIST.  11  |WOMAyS:M  *A   London    Cooking   School  that   Has    made   the  Founder Ricn.  I  M,  ;':". A fortune with hep frying pan Jo what  Mrs. A. B. Marshall, �� handsome young,  English woman, can boast of having earned. Her fortune is as large and solid as'  the^y It ambitious could hope to win in  the iS&ndike, and her establishment Is one  of the most important In all London. A  dumber of years ago she laid the foundation of her present prosperity by opening  a modest but very practical school of cookery. At first there were small classes of  ladies who gathered under Mrs. Marshall's  personal instruction in a couple of little  rooms, yet so ably did she teach them that  her fame spread abroad, and women wishing for regular employment ss cooks came  to her for training: ;.      .  This development of her calling gave  her the idea of opening an establishment  in I^ondon where every detail of the kitchen need, supply and comfort would be  carefully and scientifically considered. To  this day the business goes under the title.  of l* Marshall's School of Cookery," but  any one who visits the establishment on  Mortimer street realizes that this plucky  woman has done something more than  carry on a school The department of instruction is maintained as vigorously as  ever, and every one, from duchesses to  draymen's wives, in need of kitchen lore  come to these classes for training, but the  business has a dozenT equally as valuable  branches.    One of  the most  important is  the intelligence office, .to which householders resort when in search of cooks and  ti�� which cooks come in quest of employ1  ment  Clergymen's wives in from the country  p. r = d-countesses in their carriages patronize  t is intelligence office, where the cogka  ri'f.'iptered are all trained and vouched for  lv the firm When a woman graduates  from the cooking school, she is given a  diploma, which is a high recommendation  wherever Bhe may apply.  Across the hall from the intelligent*  office is the supply bureau, from which;  customers are sold all imaginable dainties,  canned, boxed and bottled, and such fancy  groceries ns Mrs. Marshall herself refines  a.*:d prepares. Next to this is the editor's  o&ioe���for the firm publishes its own series  of : recipe books, and an attractive little  monthly budget'of; kitchen news, containing advice toAcobks, precipes, etc. On leaving this department one passes into the  s.-op where kitchen utensils are sold Here  the latest improvements:in coal, charcoal,4  giis and electric stoves are exhibited, with.;  the most recent indentions in-wood, copper, tin, iron and Aluminium utensils.  In addition to all these departments is  the exhibition" hallr- In spring'and y autumn the graduating classes are examined  and show their prowess here, and the patrons of '-the house'aro lirivitfed {in to taste  of the new dishes of Mi^ .Marshall's invention and to see her cooks at workr The-  hr.ll is then filled with long tables set lux-  tiriously as for dinners, luncheons, suppers or breakfasts. The'��� most recent patterns in menus, floral and fruit decorations, the arrangement of roses and the  lighting of tables are displayed, and the  whole exhibition^is accompanied by a series of lectures on the culinary art.���<2L-  Gymnastics For' Wom'eDc"''  Physical culture in the home with reference to the development of health and consequently beauty, is. thus  discussed   by a  < recent writerA who gives simple directions  for private gymnastics:  "Systematic exercise can accomplish so  jr-��,h that it is �� marvel to one who has  c yed its benefits that it is not-more  generally practiced It is entirely unnecessary to be mistress of a system of physic  al; culture There are a few exercises  which taken regularly and thoroughly wih  accomplish all that a system would The  t-udency is, however, to be unsystematic  i:�� taking these exercises, and thus lose  tneir good eJJect It is best to take them  at night. In bedroom slippers and loose  gown, with no bauds to bind, no coii��.r ^  rub, a girl Is ready for the exercise that  will make her rest as tranquil and sweet  as a baby's, A Every muscle of the body is  free to stretch, to stiffen with effort or to  rest itself in complete relaxation.  *'* Clubs, dumbbells and other gymnastic  paraphernalia are unnecessary and really  are more harmful than beneficial. Grasping the bell enlarges the knuckles. The  friction of the clubs hardens the hands,  and it is quitei as easy to do without them  5hey'..������'are better unused. After all the  preparations for bed are made, even to arranging the rather flat and hard pillow,  stand before your glass and begin your exercise. ; ���:'' '.. ����� ���  44 There is a real delight In watching the  strong, easy movements of a healthful  woman, and this ease and ..strength are  Within the reach of nearly all wdnien.      -  "The flat chests, shapeless waists and  badly formed hips may at least bo partially remedied; and it requires only a littla  effort and persistence to accomplish,, it.  Too many women lack persistence. Instead of conscientiously taking their exercise every day they skip a day when they  are feeling tired or lazy, then two or three  days at a time, and .eventually they learn  to forget it _ or decide that the game is not  worth the candle.  "To develop breadth of chest place the  hands on the waist line a little back of the  hips, the fingers pointing outward. From  this position, move the elbows slowly back  toward each "other, making them come as  nearly together"as possible Do this several times, counting four as the elbows approach each other and two to recover uosi-  tion.     By   counting   these   movement!*  a  harmony is attained which  will develop  , the muscles evenly."  Tfe�� W��m'��ii of Bermuda,  There are perhaps a larger number of  spinsters in Bermuda in proportion to the  population than in any other place on this  aide of the Atlantic, and it is a curious  fact that this is the law of the land.  A The semitropical climate of the islands  ;and?thelr isolation fhave made of the inhabitants of English; stock a quiet, almost  sluggish, folk of a simplicity nearly Arcadian. The wonaen-especially, many of  whom live veryAnarrpw lives!; never leaving these islands, are remarkable for their  old fashioned hospitality and a natural  ease of manner which seems to arise from  an entire faith in those with whom they  come in contact. Perhaps the fact that it  ^rould be very difficult for a-'criminal to  escape from the islands  may account for  . it, > but, at any- rate, crime is very rare  there.  Bermuda women are excellent housewives and bring up large families of children, some of the most favored young folk  being sent to the United States for-educational advantages. In matters-of etiquette  they are far more strict than Americans  As a ruleyfchey: are well to do and live  comfortably, while some of them possess  ample means and enjoy much luxury. In  Bermuda, as in England, property, especially real -estate, remains in the same  family ;for long periods, and some of' the  descendants of the first settlers still possess  lands which have never passed out of their  families. It is A just this conservatism  about property which causes tho superabundance of spinsters. No alien can acquire a title tT land in Bermuda either by  purchase or inheritance. This is chiefly  a precautionary measure against the Portuguese, who flock to the country and go  in largely for onion growing. But the law  provides that if a women marries a foreigner she shall lose her landed property,  but shall also become incapable of inheriting any This law is naturally not popular with the ladies, who see their brothers  mate with Americans and other aliens  and would fain have the same liberty. Occasionally Berruudan girls renounce their  birthrights fcr love's sake, but, as a rule,,  the charms of. penniless maidens are not  sufficient for young men to desire them  for wivt*s. and thus many girls are doomed  to single blessedness in Bermuda simply  by the law of the land.���Boston Herald.  After washing woodwork  always wipe j  it with a soft cloth.     This prevents drops j  &f  water being  left *o dry on  and to discolor the paint.  Ii  you want  a nice complexion do  not  veil the face on dan&$ or rainy days.  Whole   Stock    and    Fixtures  Premises must be vacated January 1st  POST-OFFICE  /     Cl&AR &TORE.  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonico  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. Starting  price commissions - executed'  Latest betting received by cable  VICTORIA, B. C.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the  requirements of the Dominion and British  Columbia Railway Acts, the following plan  has been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Railway Company in the l^a nd Registry Ofllee jn th<- of Victoria, viz-"  Plan, Profile ana Book oi Reference, revise  location from 100th mile west of East bound  arv of British.  Coinmbia,   westerly to 14otb  mite, deposited 28rd Augnst, 1898, No. 565 A.  Dated the 5t h day of December, 1898.  73BARR, Jackson & Helmckbn.  Solicitors for the Depositors.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia at its next  ���session-by the;Britisn ��� Columbia Telephones,  Limited, (a Company England under the Companies Acts, 1862 to .1893.  Imperial), hereinafter called *'the Company,"  or, "the said Company," for an Act confirming and conferring upon it the powers of "the  said Company," as the same appear in the  Memorandum of Association deposited in  England with the Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies; and giving "the said Company"  power to acquire, exercise, and take  over all rights, powers, privileges, franchises and assets held by the "New Westminster and.Burrard Inlet Telephone Company,  Limited," and "The Vernon and Nelson  Telephone Company," and vesting the same  in "the said Company," and to assume the liabilities entered into by the  aforesaid companies and for the conferring  ��pon "the said Company" the power to purchase, lease, take over, or otherwise  acquire the rights, privileges, franchises,  powers and assets of any company in  any part of the Province of British Columbia  having similar objects "to the company,"  and to"amalgamate with such other company  or companies and to operate and carry on  the business of the aforesaid company  or companies, so acquired or to be acquired and for the conferring upon "the said  Company" of all such powers as may be  necessary to fully and completely carry on  and operate the works aforesaid, or any of  them, and of other powers.  Dated this 30th day of November, A. D. 1898.  McPhillips & Williams,  Solicitors for Applicants.  inaimo  Time Table No. 8b.  To take effect, at 7 a. m. on Saturday, March  2C, 1898.   Trains   run on   Pacific  Standard Time.  COING NORTH-Read Down.  Saturday  & Sunday  Lv. Victoria  for   Nana-  imo and Wellington   Ar. Nanaimo   Ar. Wellington   GOING SOUTH���Read Up.  Daily  Saturday  & Sunday  Arrive Victoria   Leave Nanaimo for Victoria :   Leave Wellington for  Victoria I  A.M.  12:07  8:46  8:25  P.M.  8:00  4:38  4:25  For rates   and   information   apply   at the  Company's offices. -���^  A. DUNSMUIR,  President. H. K, PRIOR,  General Fr't and Pass. Ag't.  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $a per day and up.  Schooner Beer. 10 cents  E. J.  Curran, Proprietor.  Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand  Opposite  Central   Fruit   Store  If Ifou are Buying a Piano  GET THE NORDHEIMER  It is the best in- Canada.  Art & Music Co,, Baker St.  T. S. Goke.  H.   BXJRMET. J. H. McGMBOOB  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial  aaad   Dominion  Larad Surveyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaimiag Crown   Orants aad Al��-  street of Tiiie to Mkieral Clairas, &c.  NOTICE.  I will not be responsible for any debts contracted in my name by anyone but myself in  person.  John Phtxbert.  Ymir, November 25th, 1898.  Wanted.  By a reliable person, position as housekeeper in hotel, boarding house or private  family, where help is kept. Has excellent  references. Apply to Miss Peakcb, 1227 Rob-  son Street, Vancouver, B. C.  ining  evlew.  THE  enBAT  MINING JOURNAL  Of TUB  GREAT  SOUTHWEST.  16 Pasts, witb Heavy Cever EVERY WEEK.  LOWEST PRICED  MlNINQ JOURNAL ��W THE PACIFIC COAST.  Sgbscf&ttoa $2 a Year.  Slaale Cop!e45 seats.  SEND. FOPS  m  ���:��H  f  .if I  ���\.V,  l,  #  5 1  III  -M\  m  !;.  ���SSf  a  $$.  mi  ,-3  t  m  :M  II  s      110-112 n. Si^idwsy, Lot As^stes CaL    *  ���memilia^iJLAiyiilMaMW^  mMuiMMMmuhuajpsmsBnm >',1  (,',  .1-.,  &  12  THE ECONOMIST.  SKiiw^sjj^aa  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  -   Curtains  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  Hour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  NELSON, B.C.  yTWMBMC��W-  iim^niniiiinTwiwnrn ' ���  ODDS AND ENDS  AND  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all-parts of  Canada and the United States  No customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily to bt.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto/Thursdays for Montreal and Boston, Fridays tor St. Jolin, iN. -�����  Ella���" I heard something mean  about you to day." Stella���" I  thought you looked pleased."  Lillian���*' But, urely, she must  see that he is mercenary." Grace  ���" Of course ! That is why she  thinks his intentions are serious..7.',.  Jaspar���"In olden times meA\  frequently lived to '.be. several  hundred years old." Jumpuppe ���  "Yes : but in those days they .had  nothing to do but live."  !,   CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C, and  Dawson  City, N. W. T.    Full Stock carried at Nelson  LL,   Manager   Nel  Branch.  Daily Tr��_Vii  To Rossland and main line points :  Dailv Daily  6:40p.m. leaves���NELSON���arrives 10:30p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route/ "Str.  Kokanee  Kv   Sun ���fcjX" bun-  4 p! m.  'leaves - NELSON - arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str. Moyie:  Mondavs. Wednesdays and Fridays  7am leaves'��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:30 p. m.  Makes connection at Pilot Bay with str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respeotn e  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Slocan Citv, Sloean Lake points and San don    '  Except Sunday Except Sundaj  9 am.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20 p.m.-  -Wertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, City Ticket Agent, Nelson,  1\.  C.orJ. HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  B.  G.  W. F. Anderson, E- J- Coyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,        Dist. Pass: Agen t  Nelson. B.C. \ ancouver. B.C..  11 Is there much poetry sent in to  ihe editor?" the caller asked of  the . office-boy. 'k Poetry ?" replied that intelligent young man ;  " the editor has poetry to burn."  '" Let me take the blamed thing  home," said,, the patient, as the  demist relieved him  tf; L)s: aching  moral ;   " I want to   take it   home  a  ,'nd poke sugar in it Rr see it ache."  ���  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing .dates,  rates, tickets and full information .to any C. 1*.  R". agent or  C.  P.   Rv City Ticket Agent,   Nelson.  W     .  STITT, Gen     S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  'What.-is that place down there?"  asked she of one of the officers.  k'Why that is the steerage,"  answered he. " And does it take  all thns-e people to make the boat  go .straight'?"���-:'  Dominion and  Provincial-*^��  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  ."���Do you love me ?" she asked,  tondly. "Dearly,".-/replied he.  " Wouid you die for me V.\ "No,  mv precious one. - Mine is an un-  dying "love."' She had to make the  the best of this.     " ' ���     ..'���--  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B.  ''Darling," he cried, throwing  aside all reserve, " do you not  know me ?" .ii The girl flung herself upon his bosom. " YoUr face  is familiars-she sobbed, " although  I can't, quite recall your, name."  (Established 1858.)  anufacturers of  BISCUITS AND  V/rite us for Prices, or CARLEY  .   & PEEL, of Nelson.    '


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