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Array u  hi  te  I!  \ >  -1  With which  is incorporated THE   NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  NELSON,  B.  C,   WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST   31,   1898.  NO. 8.  THE NELSON ECONOHIST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. 3tf. Carley Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance  1.50  On* 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  ���olicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit wilJ be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  PUBLISHER'S NOTICE.  THEwNATION, of Victoria; B. C,  has been consolidated with THE  ECONOMIST. All subscribers to  THE NATION will be supplied with  this paper.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  It is the duty of every citizen   of Nelson to  keep a sharp lookout   for municipal  management or mismanagement.    We have a mayor  who is simply an employe of the municipality  ���he   does   not  profess   to  be   more or   less.  John Houston draws $2,000 per year and the  least   we   may expect is value for the money.  He does not profess, as do the mayors of other  municipalities,   to   devote  a   portion   of   his  income  as  presiding   officer   to  entertaining  distinguished visitors or   dispensing  charity.  It is salary pure and simple, and his  worship  professes to give value for  the  money.    If a  poor fellow comes to town in search of employment, the clauses of the  Vagrancy Act opens  him to  prosecution.    In   other   cities   such a  one would apply to the presiding   magistrate,  and if his case were a deserving one he would  be given friendly advice as  well  as financial  assistance.    But  in  Nelson   he  gets   the extreme penalty of the law in  lieu  of aid from  the mayoralty purse.    In a case of utter destitution his worship lends relief, but if the bill  be but for one pound of chops the city has to  pay it.    If his  worship  sends a man to Ymir  the city pays  the  fare.    If  a   distinguished  visitor comes to town he or she is entertained  ,at the city's expense. Under existing circumstances it is, perhaps, as well that it should be  so, but considering that the mayor of Nelson  is paid a salary for work to be done by him,  it might be as well to suggest the idea that he  is not value for the money. A competent  man, charged with the overseeing of public  works, might be well paid and the city would  reap the benefit. Mayor Houston is now at  the Coast engineering, it is said, the passage  of the Electric Light By-Law, in the success  of which he is financially concerned. He did  not deign to appoint a locum teneas during his  absence, arid Aid. Teeizel, who has. been voted  to the position, find-5 matters cropping up  with which he is altogether unacquainted.  There are agreements, entered into of which  the acting mayor and aldermen know nothing.  A week ago a document was pro iueed calling  for ali thtVvvater a six-inch pipe could supply  to the Hall Mines No member of the board  appeared to know anything of such an  arrangement, and the city engineer declared  that present sources of supply would not permit of any such service. There has been  altogether too much of this one-man rule for  the good of Nelson. It may do the man : it  does not do the city.  The correspondence between Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes and ex-Prernier Turner has been  made public. The reasons advanced by the  Lieut.-Governor for the dismissal of Hon. Mr.  Turner are decidedly weak. In fact, to many  they will seem to bear on their face unmistakable signs of having been manufactured and  embellished to suit the occasion. Mr. Turner's reply, however, is straight to the point.  The following paragraph from Mr. Turner's  letter seems to throw some light on the act of  the Lieutenant-Governor :  "On Monday, July 18th, 1898, Mr. T. R. E.  Mclnnes, your honor's private secretary,  called on me at my office in the treasury. He  spoke of the letter of July 14th from the  lieutenant-governor to me, in which the governor gives his reasons for not signing Fauquier's appointment, etc. He (the private  secretary) said that he had written that letter.  He said that vour honor considered that the  result of the elections generally was against  the government, and therefore no appointments should be made and no special warrants  drawn. He then went on to sav that there  was a method by which I could secure a  strong government; that, owing to the fact  that  some  parties  had   taken a   very active  part against the government in the   late elections, being now somewhat nervous about the  position   of   real   affairs  in the province, particularly with respect to the preponderance of  mainland influence and the  consequent   danger of the rights of the island being neglected,  the5% or he, had arrived at .the opinion that it  would be well to back me up by  support from  some   of  the members who   had been elected  to support the Opposition/ and he   desired to  let  me   know   that his brother, W. W. B. Mc-'  Innes, M.P., could cairy out  an   arrangement  of   that kind.    He (W. W. B.   Mclnnes)  was  prepared  to   resign   his seat in the commons  and enter into local politics.    He was really a  friend of mine, and   fully   supported   most of  my policy, more particularly that of railvvays,  agriculture and finance.    He would, however,  want  a   seat   in   the  cabinet, and   if I   were  inclined to give him that he was quite sure he  could-  bring over   two of   the present Opposition Island members to ray  support in   addition to his own.    This would  give me, in  the  event of Cassiar being favorable   to my   govern merit, at least 21  or   22 government   supporters, and I should, he thought, have  little  difficulty--in   getting   over   one or   two more,  thus securing  a   good   working   majority.    A  few days after Mr. W.   W. B.   Mclnnes called  at my office and discussed the situation on the  lines   suggested by his brother, your   honor's  private  secretary,   and   confirmed   the   statements made   by   the  latter.    Mr.   W.   W. B.  Mclnnes   subsequently   had   other interviews  with me on the same subject in in}r office, and  negotiations have practically continued  until  the   present   time.    Your   honor   will observe  that such representations from such a quarter  necessarily required  serious  consideration on  the part ��>f the  government,   and   I   was surprised to receive your honor's letter, inasmuch  as   it   placed   an   entirely new complexion on  the whole situation."  The Lieutenant-Governor's reply to Mr.  Turner only serves to place His Honor in a  much more indefensible position. Mr. Turner  gives the press his reply to the Lieutenant-  Governor, and he fully disposes of the charges  made against the late ministry. The full  letter takes up four or five columns. Mr.  Turner deals seriatim with each count of the  indictment preferred against him by the  Lieut.-Governor. He declares that His Honor  was fully advised of the contents of the Redistribution bill, and especially as to the provisions relating to Cassiar, and denies that he  ever said that he " knew very little about the  bill." He had simply left the details to be  explained by the attorney-genei'al, because  that gentleman was the minister in charge of  the bill. He denies also that His Honor was  informed that the provisions as to residence  were  the  same  as  those governing in remote {  7  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  parts of Ontario, and states that what His  Honor was told was that in Ontario provision  has to be; made for voting in the most remote  parts on dates subsequent to those fixed for  the general election. He also points out that  the section to which His Honor objects was  not the one discussed at the all-night session,  as would be inferred from His Honor's letter.  Mr. Turner then deals with the interview of  the 2nd of August, "which your honor describes as long and unpleasant, and at which  you say the then attorney-general advised,  ' failing my sanction to certain warrants  which were warrants dealing with the usual  routine matters, that under this, by virtue of  section 41. subsection (A) and (B) of the  revenue act, the warrants could be issued on  his own recommendation.' "  Mr. Turner says :  " Why were we there? Because your honor  had refused to sign the warrnats we had placed  before you. Your honor says that the attorney-general said that the warrants could be  paid without your signature. Why did we  go to you to ask you to sign them? Such an  opinion was not given by the attorney-general.  It is not the very truth that we went to see  you in your office at the government buildings,  because you had informed the auditor-general  a short time before that that there was no  necessity for you to sign warrants for sums  already voted by parliament, and that it was  never done at Ottawa."  Mr. Turner deals with the statement respecting blank sheets amongst warrants sent  up for signature, and points out that if by  chance a blank sheet were signed it would be  of no use, as a memorandum of the contents of  each batch of   warrants   sent   for   signature  accompanies them, and none can be paid by  the auditor-general that are not included in  the memorandum.     He proceeds :  " The allegation in general terms, ' that you  continually found orders-in-council, which  you had refused to sign, returned to you,  thrust in with orders on routine business,'  contained such an inuendo and suggestion as  to make it obvious that your honor wa3 but  striving after a reason to warrant your honor's  unparalleled course of procedure, and that you  did not hesitate to seek justification therefor  at the expense of the character of your minister, regardless of the facts. I content myself  by saying that in no single instance was there  even a thought, let alone any attempt at such  a course as your honor, without definitely  alleging it, would fain induce the people to  infer."  "In conclusion, I have only to congratulate  your honor upon recognizing, though tardily,  that your action in dismissing your ministers  was as arbitrary as it was unwarranted, although I connot congratulate your honor upon  the attempt to cover your retreat by endeavoring to fasten upon my colleagues and myself  charges as untrueas they are base.  " Had your honor succeeded in carrying  out your original intention, the fiction of responsible government in British Columbia  would have been at an end, and the will of the  people of as little moment in affairs of state  as that of subjects under an autocratic despotism.  " I sincerely trust that no ill may arise  from the awakening which must follow  such an act, and that all evil consequences  may be happily averted."  The convention of Liberal-Conservatives at  Vancouver  on   Thursday and Friday is  the  first step in the direction of redeeming British  Columbia from Liberal rule. This province is  Conservative, but through dissensions in the  Conservative ranks the Liberals were enabled  to carry a majority of seats at the last Federal  election. So far as this constituency is concerned, it will return a Conservative at the  next general election. All the money in the  Province would not secure the seat for  Bostock. With the right kind of organization, British Columbia will take her old place  as the banner Conservative Province in the  Dominion.  The crops in Manitoba and the Northwest  Territories are the best in years, and there is  much rejoicing throughout the land of No. 1  hard.  It is gravely remarked that the Klondike  doesn't seem to be cutting quite so much ice  as usual.  Frequent comparisons are being made  between the crime for which Charles I. was  beheaded and the high-handed outrage committed by Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes in  dismissing the Turner government. The  Economist has no desire to t-ee the Lieut.-  Governor of British Colntiibia decapitated,  but it would be greatly consoled to learn that  "His Honor" could be punished in some way  commensurate with the enormity of his offense.  Of recent date Nelson has been fairly inundated   with  sickly, destitute  men.     What   to  do with them is a question which  is troubling  the  citizens.    In   the  vast majority of cases  the   unwelcome   visitors   are  men   who   have  been employed on railway  construction along  the  line   of  the   Crow's Nest   Pass Railway.  They arrive in   Nelson   fairly   broken   down,  with, perhaps, a few dollars  in their pockets,  and declare that the work has  been   too hard  for them, and that they have been compelled  to give it up.    Not that the hardships incidental to railway construction are greater in this  country than in many other places, but that  men unaccustomed to the use of the pick and  shovel engage in the  work.    They come from  all quarters, attracted by the riches of British  Columbia, and when they  get here   they find  to  their grief that a sound constitution, muscular strength and  powers  of endurance are  essentials to success in   the  absence  of other  capital.    From the camps they stroll  into the  cities, only to find that they cannot be accommodated with soft  jobs.    But  they are with  us, and what to do with them is the question.  During last winter and spring Nelson enjoyed  a   reputation   for   hospitality  which,   though  very creditable to our   citizens,   has   had the  effect  of  drawing  crowds of disabled men in  this direction.    Heretofore it was  considered  wise economy to pay the railway fare of destitute men to their homes, whether  at this side  of  the boundary  line   or   the  other; but the  practice proved to be an expensive one.    Then  our local hospitals are  overcrowded  by non-  paying patients, nearly all of whom strike the  city in destitute circumstances and ill-health.  If the influx continues it is evident that a  more liberal government grant will have to be  made towards the hospital or some system of  well-directed relief inaugurated. It is hard  enough to have to assist bona-fide eases of distress, but the knowledge that those appealing  for aid are in many cases impostors, makes  the duty of giving an unpleasant one. At  Monday evening's meeting of the Board of  Aldermen a case was mentioned of an able-  bodied woman with a grown-up family who  has been living on the generosity of the citizens for a couple of months past. The ladies'  aid societies of the different churches in turn  took the case in hand and helped the woman  and her family along. They tried to make  their assistance practical by securing employment for the visitors, but the woman will not  work. She insists upon being sent away. A  clear case of imposition such as this calls for  rough treatment, and it is pleasing to know  that the police have been called upon to order  the woman out of town. A similar course  should be adopted in all such cases.  The long-looked-for report of Sanitary Engineer Mohun is to hand, and a very significant document it is. It will be found in another column. As our readers are aware, the  Provincial Board of Health protested against  the sewerage of the city being emptied into  the lake. Despite this protest, however, the  mains were duly laid and the outlet fixed in  position, as originally intended, and for many  months past the sewerage 0matter has been  emptying into the lake, and no ill effects have  been experienced. The volume of water, is  immense, while the amount of sewerage matter is infinitesimal in proportion. No doubt  the principle of the Provincial Board of  Health is sound���to keep the streams and  watersheds of the country free from pollution ;  but it is possible to carry a principle to extremes, and the present case is, we contend,  one in point. Mr. Mohun, it will be remarked, does not condemn the present method  of sewerage disposal. He suggests other  means, and recommends filtration, " since it  cannot be discharged while crude into the  lake." If the filtration process must be introduced it will be a heavy expense, and one  which the citizens will not willingly incur.  With such an immense body of water to  empty into, so great a current to carry sewerage away, and so extensive an area for evaporation, it does look to the ordinary mind as if  the danger of the existing method of disposal  is scientifically magnified.  There was great excitement in Nelson last  week over the discovery of gold on Grover  Creek. The excitement was caused by exaggerated reports as to the quantity and quality  of the precious stuff found, and a regular rush  took place to the scene of operations. One day  sixty mem left Nelson for the creek, while  other centres of population contributed their  full quota to the rush. It is well that this  boom should not be permitted to grow to dangerous proportions. A few rich pockets have  been discovered on the creek after years of prospecting,  but  it is no  El   Dorado.      All the  V  y  li  I.  IwauMiid^HiMM^^ vwra/ ��*&���? ^Fjy^gFv^frri^,^^ ��� m  m  . -������I',  m  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  m  t\X  ��� II,  ���J- '.  ft-  .���J  ,5  !>'���'  ground has already been staked, and until  something more be discovered to justify the  hopes of the sanguine ones, it would not be  advisable to discontinue work in other quarters." '���'..'��� ���';'',"���'    '      -   '  The correspondence which passed between  Hon. J. H. Turner and Lieu^Governor Mc-  Innis, a summary of which we publish, affords  same interesting reading. The Lieut-Governor  says that he derived his information as to how  the elections were proceeding from newspaper  reports. Wonder what paper his honor reads ?  We know' of many papers that were red-hot  things during the campaign���that did not  scruple at misrepresentation. ,, If his honor  .allowed himself to be influenced by these, it is  surprising he did not take action much sooner.  But it would be hard to save him from his  friends. :���  The laws of divorce as they exist, or as they  are administered, in-the United States, are responsible for a great deal   of misery  and vice.  A marriage in one state can   be so   easily and  so cheaply annulled in another,  that the ceremony of marriage loses its binding   force and  is deprived of its solemnity.and responsibility.  At.the annual meeting of the   State Board of  Commissioners, recently held at Saratoga,   the  subject of divorce reform was one of the  prin-  c i pal m alters d iscussed.    A bill em bod y in g t h e  general features of a thoroughlj'sound divorce  law was prepared, which it is proposed to submit to the different legislatures of all the states  so as to secure some degree of uniformity.     It  is not the purpose of   the   bill   to   define   the  causes for which divorces shall be procurable.  That was a matter considered as properly  belonging to the states   themselves,   which each  of them is left to regulate in its own wa}^  The  chief objects in contemplation are to suppress  the granting of fraudulent decrees and to prevent a legal divorce regularly procured in one  state from being invalidated by the   arbitrary  action of the   courts   in   another.      The   bill,  therefore, provides that  no application for divorce   shall  be   considered unless  the person  making it has resided at least two years in the  state where suit is instituted.    It is also stipulated that the defendant  s,hall be served with  process in the state in   which proceedings are  begun, and that all such cases shall   be heard  with an examination of witnesses in open court  Reforms such as these, if they can be attained,  must be productive of good,  not only   in  the  United States but in Canada.     At this side of  the border we  suffer   considerably   from   the .  loose divorce laws of our neighbors.  Says the Kamloops semi-weekly Standard:  An election petition was served on Mr. A. W.  Smith, of Lillooet, which, on investigation,  proved to be bogus. The matter did not  reflect well on the honesty of the government  supporters, so Mr. Joe Martin has had to  frame an excuse, which is to the effect that  Mr. Belyea, who was handling the case, forget  to file them in the supreme court. This does  not explain how Mr. Drake's name appeared .  on them or how the receipt was shown for  $2,000 which had never been deposited.  CITY COUNCIL.  The weekly meeting of the City Council was  held on Monday, Aid. Teetzel presiding. Aldermen Hillyer, Malone, Madden and Gilker  were also present.  The first subject taken up was that of water  supply.    . ' ��� ���      ' ������:���������'  The City Engineer said that at present they  could not undertake to supply the smelter.  Aid. Teetzel explained that there was no  contract entered into to supply the smelter  with water. The document submitted at last  meeting was "a proposed agreement with the  smelter people. D  Aid. Teetzel explained that there were a few  men now employed at the dam, and that the  supply to the electric light works was much  improved.  Crown grants to the ground upon which the  city buildings stand were received and the recording fee ordered paid.  Miss Crickmay applied . to have Kootenay  Street, from Latimer to Stanley, opened up so  as to give easy access to the hospital.  It was decided to have the work done.  A Dili of costs in the case of Hugh R. Cameron vs. the City, amounting to $248.57, was  received and provoked considerable discussion.  Aid. Hillyer d.d not think the council should  take any acion in the matter, inasmuch as  the city solicitor had not been authorized to  proceed with the case.  ���It was'ultimately decided to employ legal  assistance to watch the city's interests in the  matter.  Ald.-Teeizel conndained that a number of  sickly, disunite men were swarming into the  city from railway construction. It was hard  to know what to d<> with them.  Aid. Madden thought the C.P.R. should be  held responsible. The men were charged for  medical attendance, and they ought to get it.  Aid. Teeizel also mentioned" the case of an  able, healthy woman, with a grown up family  who seemed to think the city should support  her or pay her fair to Colfax. The woman had  been offered work by several parties, but she  refuses to do anything. He had instructed the  police to order her out of town.  A number of accounts   having  been passed,  the board adjourned.  CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATION.  The Liberal-Conservatives of Nelson met in  the Board of Trade rooms last Monday evening and perfected their organization. The  meeting was thoroughly representative, and  the enthusiasm was of the most demonstrative  character. Mr. John Elliott occupied the  chair, and after a few preliminary remarks,  the election of officers took place. The organization is to be known as the Liberal-Conservative Association of the City of Nelson. The  following officers were elected :  President, John Elliott; first vice-president,  T. G. Procter; second vice-president, H. B.  Thomson ; secretary-treasurer, Fred Starkey ;  executive committee, W. A. Macdonald, Frank  Fletcher, William Irvine, P. Lnmont, J.  A. Kirkpatrick, A.  G.   Gamble,  Jacob Dover,  A. Ferland, Geo. McFarland, H. E. Croas-  daile, E. G. Russell, J. E. Annable.  The following were elected delegates to the  Conservative convention to be held at Van-  cover Thursday and Friday, September 1 and  2 : John A. Elliot, W. A. Macdonald, A.  G. Gamble, T, G. Procter and D. M. Carley,  with power to add to their numbers.  The executive will prepare a constitution  and by-laws, and report thereon   at   the next  meeting.  The membership fee has been  placed   at $1  per year.  LOCAL  AND   PROVINCIAL.  Mrs. J. Labbie, sister to Aid. Madden, ar-  rived in Nelson last week from California,  and will in future make this her home.  It is rumored that a branch of the Bank of  Toronto will shortly be opened in Nelson.  From the 10th to the 13th September, both  inclusive, have been named as the dates upon  which the Salvation Army will hold their harvest thanksgiving services throughout/the  country.  A farewell dinner was given at the Royal  Hotel yesterday evening to Sergt. Parkes, of  the South Kootenay Rifles, who is about to  leave Nelson for a trip to England. The  dinner was given by the local company of the  Rifles, and was presided over by Capt. A. E.  Hodgins. A most enjo^yable time was spent-  Pay ore has been struck on the Riverside  property near Grand Forks.  Rossland is preparing to celebrate Labor  Day on September 19. Among the attractions will be firemen's race?, fourteen men t��%  the team, nnd it is said a puree will be offered  of sufficient weight to attract firemen from  Trail, Northport, Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon and  Slocan City.  The Song of the Dirt.  One day as I wandered, I heard a complaining,  And saw a poor woman the picture ol'gloom,  She glared at the mud on her doorstep ('twas raining)    .  And this was her wail as she wielded her broom :  " Oh ! lite is a toil, and love is a trouble,  And beauty will lade and riches will (lee,  And pleasures they dwindle and prices they double,  And nothing is what all could wish it to be.  " There's too much of worriment goes to a bonnet,  There's too much ol'ironing goes to a shirt:  There's nothing that pays, for the time you waste on it;  There's nothing that lasts us but trouble and dirt.  In March it is muddy, it's slush in December.  The midsummer breezes are laden with dust,  In fall the leaves litter in muggy September  The wall paper rots and the candlesticks rust.  There are worms in the cherries and slugs on the roses,  And ants in the sugar and mice in the pies,  The ' rub bitch ' of spiders no mortal supposes,  And ravaging roaches and damaging ilics.  " It's sweeping at six, and it's dusting at seven,  It's victuals at eight, and it's dishes at nine.  It's potting and panning from fen to eleven,  We scarce break our fast ere we plan how to dine.  " With grease and with grime from corner to centre,  Forever at war, and forever alert,  No rest for the day lest the enemy enter,  To spend my whole life in a struggle with dirt.  "Last night in my dreams I was stationed forever  On a little bare isle in the midst ofthe sea;  My one chance of life was a ceaseless endeavor  To sweep oft' the waves, ere they swept oil'poor me.  "Alas! 'twas no dream���again I behold it!  I yield, I am helpless my fate to avert,"  She rolled down her sleeves, and her apron she folded  Then laid down and died and was buried in dirt.   .  The Witness.  m  ryF whm. "iitJi ���   *���"'��� VJl,p-r  �����1* f /���  f  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ft*  *-i  1  tf  I  51  RASH RIDING,  Or, Love's Wheel  Never  Run's Smooth.  The dance was in full swing. The sparkling lights shone brilliantly upon a floor glistening white with boracic frost. Little slippered feet even now beat time impatiently to  the opening bars of a wal,z. Girls, daintily  robed, sat or stood grouped in unconscious  grace round the room, while the scent of flowers and the sweet strains of the orchestra  floated out of the open windows, up, to haunt  the stars with a vision of earth's delightsome-  ness. The walls of the hall were decorated  gaily with flags and ensigns as a compliment  to the officers of H. M. S. Narcissus, in whose  honor the dance had been given. The visitors  by their numbers showed their appreciation  of the Vancouverites' invitation. -  A tall yoking man, in civilian's dress stood  against the wall pulling his fair moustache  cruelly and glaring fiercely across the room,  where a diminutive golden-haired, person  aglow with smiles ineffable sat accepting the  homase of three naval m��rn.  " Confound his cheek ; what business has he  got to be fanning her in that familiar style ?"  he growled into the palm of his hand.  The unconscious object of his wrath was a  handsome man with the bearing of a gentleman and a soldier. Jim Howard was too savage to be just to Lieutenant Cawtrey just then  and mentally dubbed him an "insolent ass,"  as the lieutenant led Miss Elsie Bensen out  upon  the floor.  "The next is   mine,  ai.yway,"  he thought,  consoling  himself, as he  went off to find  hi  partner, and I'll claim her at the first bar."  His partner proved to be a divine dancer  and an accomplished flirt, and Jim enjoyed  his dance thoroughly.  " The room is so crowded���let us sit the  rest of it out," said the lieutenant.  " I really think we had better," replied Miss  Elsie, taking his proffered arm.  They steered their way successfully through  the maze of dancers to a sf eluded corner behind some red curtains which hung from a  high rod straight to the floor. Elsie, among  the other girls who had helped to decorate on  that, afternoon, had complained of the inconvenience of the Dunn Hall. "No cosy corners," they all said,���"so square, etc." However, they had contrived many a charming  nook cut off from the main room by screens  and palms��� ideal places for their purpose.  And, after all, the arrangement of " sitting-  out places " (as propriety calls them) is perhaps better understo; d by young ladies than  by architects.  " And you leave here to-morrow for  the West Indies," said Elsie, and breathed  low ; " how sad ! "  "If I thought you cared," murmured Lieutenant Cawtry, peering up in the semi-darkness to see her face. They were seated  on the steps of the stage, he below her,  and her white dress and arms absorbed all the  light that was left in the enclosure by the  judicious and feminine arrangement of drapery.  "What?"��� softly.  " If I could see your face I might  tell you."  " Tell me."  " No,"  sadly,   but firmly,  " there   are  rea-  jj  sons.  There was an impressive silence, during  which he shifted his position and Elsie  yawned���-under cover of the darkness���the  judiciously'' femininely arranged darkness.  " I wish this waltz might never end," he  whispered.  "That remark is the staple of his class,"  thought Elsie.    " Why ? " she asked.  " Because I must give you up when it does."  "Jim can dance, anyway," she thought.  " Melancholy truth," she laughed.  " To that tall fair friend of yours, I expect,"  he continued.  "Dear old J in," thought Elsie.  " I don't know why you call him my  friend," she said. Then she remembered  that it was no use���of course it was too dark  for him to see the expression in her eyes ; so  she closed them restfully. They kept their  seats upon the steps, and by the end of the  dance Elsie was "drawing out" her partner  and enjoying herself.  "Is that the next waltz ? because I am engaged for it," she said.  "No it is an encore of the latt."  " Are you sure ? "  " Positive."  " Well���let u? dance."  They r ��se to go.  " You have so many flowers, and 1 have  none," he said ;" spare rne one."'  She hesiiated. Not heeau-es-he ��\a- selfish,  but because s-he began to think that .if she distributed Jim's flowers to everyone who asked  for them, she would soon have very few left.  Jim might observe that they had diminished.  She did not know that she wanted him to  make such observations/She didn't mind making Jim a little wee 'bit jealous sometimes���  not at all���she considered it stimulating.  However, she did not want to hurt him or  offend him���-at least not very much ; because  she thought that Mr. Howard might some day  say to her���well���Things. Of course she did  not   in   the  least  know   what she  would say,  still .    The lieutenant   went without   his  flowers and concealed his  chagrin   as best he  could.  As they emerged from behind the curtains  Elsie caught Jim's eye and gave him a bright  smile, which he accepted in indifference. He  began, however, to move in her direction, but  long before he could have reached her, she  was whirling away with the lieutenant, and  Mr. Howard was left with the pleasant reflection that Miss Bensen had " shirked" his  dance.  " Isn't it nice to see the Navy so well received ? " a young thing in muslin cooed at  him.  There are some people who speak of every  midshipman as " The Navy."  Jim glowered.  Ah ! If a certain English author had ever  had his dance with a western bell " cut," and  had stood against the wall gnawing the ends  n  c.  of his moustache in impotent rage while the  recreant fair glided blissfully through the  mazes of a valse���his valse���with one of Her  Majesty's gallant defenders, that beautiful  and soul-stirring poem " Is Canada Loyal ? "  might perhaps never have been written.  "I'll have it out with her and go home,"  thought Jim, crossing to where the object of  his thoughts was resting after dancing. Seeing him coming, the lieutenant excused himself.';; ������.;,.    J  '* That was our dance, Miss Bensen," said  Jim, coldly.  Elsie coloured guiltily.  "No, oh, no���that was an encore, she said  emphatically. She had not been very sure of  this when the lieutenant had asserted it, but  now that she wanted to convince Jim, she was  very sure indeed.  "I beg your pardon," steadily, " it was No.  10," tapping his programme.  Oh, I know you are mistaken."  Very well���I'll ask Holt."  Elsie saw the leader of the orchestra nod in  answer to Jim's question.  " I didn't know," she said anxiously. She  had never seen Jim quite so angry before.  "I don't think you took great pains to find  out," he remarked.  Elsie felt that she was actually being put in  the wrong, and so become very  angry indeed.  " 1 don't know what-right you have to take  me to tas-k for what I do, Mr. Howard," she  paid sharply.  "I   understand,"   said   Jim.     "Whatever  right an3'one has to question you is not���can  never be���mine." After which rather mixed  statement he bowed and left her.  Elsie retired that night very unhappy���  "furious" she described herself. She never  wished to see or hear of that horrid man  again. She knew very well now what she  would say to Mr. Howard when he should  say "things" to her. It was very easy to decide that question now, when she was so terribly afraid that Jim would never say  " things " to her again. She felt about for her  handkerchief, undecided whether to cry or not,  and fell asleep before she had found it or-  made up her mind.  How brightly rippled the waters of Burrard  Inlet! The white-capped waves seemed to  toss up sapphires through their pearly foam.  The morning breeze frolicked round the trees  and through the clover and down the park  road, filling out the sleeves of the bright blue  shirt waist worn by Miss Bensen. Elsie was  sitting disconsolately by the roodside half-way  down the long hill leading from the reservoir  towards .English Ba}r. There was no doubt  about it, there was " something wrong with  the machine." She gave the bic3rcle a vicious  little kick. Why on earth did she come out  here by herself ? She might have known  that something would happen. Sne opened  her little tool bag, and fingered the shining  brand-new tools, and wished that she knew  what was the matter with her whel, so that  she could mend it. Still, she remembered  that even if she were provided with this knowledge she would not know  which  tool  to use. '1  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  5  B  There was some consolation in that thought.  What an idiot she had been to come out at all.  when she had only had her bicycle for a week.  A whirring noise and a " ting-a-ling-ling "  warned her that some other early bird a-wheel  was coming around the bend. She peeped  from under her sailor and saw a man in a  white jersey and dark knickerbockers flashing  down the road. His feet were up, his head  back and Ms face beaming with pride in himself, his wheel and the morning.  "I wish he'd fall," said Elsie, ha^tily?Tr::::  It was Jim, and Jim was coasting. He flew  past Elsie, recognized her, and stopped as  soon as he could, which was not until he had  reached the bottom of the hill. As he came  back, pushing his steed in front of him, he  found Elsie sitting with her back towards liim,;  having changed her position. She had  propped the offending bicycle against a stump.  Jim felt some difficulVy in addressing the  bright blue back surmounted by & knob of yellow hair, remembering his last interview with  their owner.    Finally he said, affably :  "Good morning."  No answer.  " Miss Bensen���are you hurt?"  The consideration and alarm in his tone  moved Miss Elsie���or perhaps she moved of  her own accord.  "No���thank you," frostily, "I am resting."  "I thought you had had an accident���'?���'���" ' *��� ���  tcNot at all.'?  "I thought that something might have got  out of gear, and perhaps you did not know  how to fix it," humbly, " so that I came back."  "You are very kind."  " Are you sure that���? " persistently.  "Do you mean to tell me that I can't manage my own wheel ?" angrily.  ���'There ! I knew tt," said Jim triumphantly.  He had been studying her wheel while they  were talking, and now pounced upon it  "You've bent the forks."  "They may be bent. I dind't bend them."  The thermometar seemed to be going down  to zero again. Jim smiled behind his mous-  tache. He had seen the "Narcissus" steam  out through the "Narrows" two hours earlier  and was in such goib'd spirits that he risked  offending her.  " You must have run into something." He  examined the tracks near them. " Why, of  course���you skimmed round this corner and  ��?  " I suppose I know which way I came."  "Into   that  stump,"   Jim   continued   unmoved.    "No wonder "  " I am going to walk home," irrelevantly.  " I am afraid you'll have to. Let me see  what I can do."  "I don't wish to trouble you, Mr. Howard,"  icily.  " No trouble���a pleasure���an unexpected  pleasure," with a grin.  Elsie felt as if she hated him.  " Really, I wish you would leave it alone."  She felt safe in being as disagreeable as she  chose, now that she saw how determined Jim  was to help her.  " Really, I don't know what you would do  if I did," mischievously.  Thereupon fell a silence so heavy that it  positively hurt.  " I'm afraid I can't do it," said Jim at last.  Will you ride mine ? "  " No ! I'll walk."  "I'll walk with you then."  "Not for worlds," hastily. " Give me my  'wheel."   ./.���'  " I'm sorry you dislike my society so much,"  obstinately, " because I'm not going to let  you walk home by yourself, and that's al:  there is about it."  "Nonsense !" sharply. " Give me my  bicycle." She went forward imperiously and  took hold of the handle-bar, forgetting that  she had tried that game with Jim before, and  had found it wanting. As she looked at him  she met the steady glance of his eyes, and her  own'fell..;,  "Why did you 'cut' my dance, Elsie ? "  daringly.    Silence.    " Did you mean to 'cut!  ������'������-" No���o���not exactly."  " What did you mean, then ?"  Now, Elsie knew very well what she had  meant, but she was not going to confess it in a  hurry���certainly not to Jim. She shot a  timid, pleading glance at him, and said nothing���wisely. She bad always found that  glance so efficacious that she had serious  thoughts of having it patented. ;  "Is that narcissus in your belt worn out of  compliment to the navy ? " teasingly.  Elsie tore out the flower and threw it in the  dust, tried to drag her bicycle away, failed,  and finally burst into tears.  Jim picked her up in his arms and kissed  her.  "You little goose," he said tenderly,  " Jim ! " she gasped, " how dare you ! Let  me go at once."  But when a man hears his Christian name  for the first time from the lips of the woman  he loves he is apt to lose the rest of the sentence.  " Say c Jim ' again."  They looked into one another's eyes for a  moment, then Elsie dimpled into smiles.  I'll say anything���Jim���if you'll never  never tell a soul that I didn't know what was  the matter with my wheel."  C. Zaylin.  Vancouver, B C.  Pedagogue���You may tell us, Tommy, some  of the ways in which the element of fire co :-  fers a benefit on the human race.  Tommy (who knows something of his father's  business methods)���When the amount of the  insurance exceeds the value of the stock on  hand.  At no other time in the history of Ymir  camp have there been so many men working  in that vicinitv. At the Ymir and Porto Rico  mines there are in the neighborhood of 200  men engaged on the respective mill work.  The present indications are a busy fall.  Twins and Their Drawbacks.  At the Shoreditch Countv Court a number  of ejectment summonses came before his  Honor Judge French, Q.C. In nearly every  case the wives of the men summoned appeared. In the case of a woman named Page, she  said she was what was called " blessed with  six children," but, she said, as far as she was  concerned, " d������ n the blessing." (Laughter.) His Honor���But why say that? Mrs.  Page���Why, you see, it's like this. I go to  a house and'ask for rooms, and they says,.  "How many children?" and when I say-s six  up goes their hands, and they says, " Oh, no;  couldn't think Of it. We couldn't think of  having six equalling brats about the place."  (Loud laughter.) Another woman, named  Young, said, "Lawks a mussy, but it's precious little chahce the likes of us get of clearing aht, I give you my word. Just because  I've got twins (and who could help it) I get  turned away from every place I goes to. Oh,  it is hard." (Loud laughter.) Mrs. Young  (turning to the court)���Yes, you can laugh,  but it ain't no laughing matter, I can assure  you ; don't you kid yerself. You have a cut  if you don't believe me. (Roars of laughter.)  I told the old man there'd be trouble when I  'ad 'em and you can lake it from me there  has been. (Laughter.) His Honor���I am  very sorry *for?you, but you will have to get  out 1^ the landlord wants you to. Mrs.  Young--Yus, that's orl right, and 'im he ain't  got no twins, I puppose. I'll watch it in  future, you take your oath on that. It's a  bit too thick, and the worst on it is, the old  man don't think there ain't nothing in it.  His Lordship���Rather Irish, that, is it not?  Mrs. Young���Irish 1 No; I'm Henglish, and  don't forgit it. His ' Honor���I can hardly  credit that you cannot get rooms becauee you  have twins. Mrs. Young���You eouldn't, eh?  Well, I'd just like you to have a go, and see  how you'd get on. (Laughter.) His Honor  ���No thanks, no thanks. (Roars of  laughter.) Mrs. Young���That's where it  are; they don't know nuffin till they've been  through the mill themselves. (Loud laughter)  In another case an Irishwoman named Creps  said she had been " thrapsing the strates of  London with her four little darlints from  morn till night for days, but, faith, it'was for  thure the hardest job in the world for a poor  divil af an Irishwoman to get any rooms."  (Laughter.) His Honor���But why didn't you  leave the children at home; you couldn't expect to get rooms when you were hampered  with them. Mrs. Creps���Arrah, be aisy now;  surely the little darlints like a holiday sometimes, and what with me worruk its little  little chance they get at all at all. (Loud  laughter.)       Under    the    circumstances    his  Honor said he would make an order  for  the  tenants to give up possession in a month.  Booth Kean���'They say eggs are worth  about twenty cents apiece in Havana now.'  Irvington Barrett���" Ah, what a glorious place  that would be for the first production of our  new play."  MM^miwamwiMMMmBH  ���*��*^,^^^  JSicVji, WaStf^V jTJ? ,r, Nj^fcjrf.1 ���"  (  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Ut  {.'���  f~ ���  r-'  ���  I  ll  w  3  i  m  I  I  if:*  m  LARRY'S   LETTER.  Hogan's Alley. August 29.  Deer Tim���I haven't heerd anything new  from the parrots since last I wrote to ye, tho'  I'm towld that the birds have new songs.  I'll be after getting them for ye, maybe next  week. A frend ov me own was telling meself  that Bogustown Polly has a pick-nick song  that's good. ^^=^r  And talking ov pick-nicks, Tim, but  we're  having lots ov thim now be moonlight as well  as dayloight.    I wint to won  ov thim meself  the   other   noight  an'   made  a "mash.''    Ye  know   what  a mash is, Tim���something rale  soft, an' she was the purtiest girl ov the whole  crowd, at  laist   she  looked   grand   be moon-  loight.    But I  didn't  know  her whin I met  her on the street the next day, and I  was expecting that all'd be broken off.    I was admiring  her  auburn   tresses  be moonloight,but  they didn't look the same be dayloight.    It's  a bright red she has, Tim, an' insted of being  a   bit modern  I found she's  a bit  ainshiht.  Faix,  Tim,  'tis   meself  that's   unaisey   ever  since, for I was talking soft to her in the pris-  ince  ov  witnesses.   I'm  not used to coorting^  ye know, Tim, an' she played upon me tinder-  ness.    She gave me what  she  called   a love  puzzle, an' made meself make it out :  I'll B 2 U a D R J  ' UoveUlXS ���-"''"', ���'  I'll B U R K T ever  My M T hand U press, ^  U Cllove TJ truly  U R so good & Y's  My X L N C will duly "  Open UE heart & I's.  She signed it K.'T's I D A, an' puzz'ed meself for a whoile, but whin I caught^vKatie's  idea I tumbled to the rest ov it, an ov coorse I  blushed, an* she took me bashfulness for con  sint, an' towld some ov her frends that meself  was after proposing to her. It's all round the  town, Tim, that I'm to be married, an' the  boys is getting ready for the chevaree. I  dunno how I'm going to get out ov it at all at  all. I'd give K T an' her IDA to any chap  in the country an' me blessing, too, but she  says she'll have meself an' no won else. Me  best hope is that aither Billy Herring or  Mickey Burns '11 take her off me hands, or  maybe ye wouldn't moind taking her yerself,  Tim, if yer as good a frend as ye profess to be.  Pick-nicks is dangerous, Tim, an' when meself  is caught at a moonloight won agin, 'tis two  moons there'll be.  The Outlook is a grate place for a pick-nick  Tim, if the peeple going there could only lam  that flower beds isn't made to be tramped   up  on.    Ov coorse if there was flowers in the beds  people 'd no what they wor,   but a   nod sweet  pea isn't good enuf. A little music down at the  place 'd go well, too : but all   thim things '11  come in good toime.    They had a basket pick-  nick there the other day,  an' I'm   towld that  the baskets got badly mixed.      Jimmy Doyle  wint   down intinding   to have a swim  an' a  smoke an' an ours fishing, an' a read of the Police Gazet whoile he was waiting for the fish to  rise to the fly, an' a drop in a bottle to quinch  his thurst.      His basket got  mixed in the lot,  an' whin he opened what he thought   was his  own, he found in it two ginger-snaps, an orange,  wool an' nitting needles, two fashion plates, the  Young Ladies' Own Journal, a mirror, comb  an'brush an' curling tongs, an* a tiny cup  widout a, handel, besoides a package pv love  letters tied up wid a blue ribbon. There wasn't  much in that basket for Jimmy Doyle to pick-  nickupon, an' the yung woman that got Jimmy's parsel hadn't much ov a trait aither. Is  n't it aisey to spoil a dayV-t sport, Tim ? But  Jimmy didn't read the love letters, an' he wont  tell any won who they wor from or to, so that  the yung woman may feel quite aisey. Ov  coorse he hadto foind out who they wor to  return the basket, an' he only did it be axident.  Coming home in the noight on boord steamer,  he heard that an axident happened���a young  woman got a fish-hook in her finger. That  was the first clue Jimmy got, an* when he wint  over to the trimbling girl, sure enuf there she  was wid her hand tied up wid strips ov poor  Jimmy's striped bathingtrunks an' his favorite fly���a March brown-���stuck in her finger.  Jimmy took the fly out, they changed baskets,  an' they're now grate frends. I'll keep me eye  oi thim, Tim, an' if that parcel ov love letters,  isn't sent back to the chap that wrote them,  from the way things is now going on, I'm very  much mistaken.  The rumor is Currant, Tim, that there's to  be a big ball at the Club this week. Everybody is getting ready to go.  I'm towld they're going to get.-some new in-,  strumints in the brass band.,- -They've.- been  using some ov the Salvation Army instru-  miats, an'the other noight they couldn't get  tne cornet to play anything but hytns an' it  was dance music they wanted. The big drum  is the only thing they can depind upon, as its  used to baitings.  Now Tim, I must be after closing this let-  ther. So no more this week from your old  frend, Larry Finn.  CITY    SEWERAGE.  At Monday's meeting of the City Council  the following was read from Edward Mohun,  the sanitary engineer sent by * the provincial  government to report as to the best means of  disposing of the public sewerage of Nelson :  I have the honor to report that I have made  a careful examination of the ground with the  view of ascertaining the most efficient and  most economical method of disposing of the  sewage. Since its discharge into the lake,  unless purified, is forbidden by the regulations  of the provincial board of health ; and its destruction by cremation would not only involve  the construction of a costly plant but also  heavy annual expenditure for collection, fuel,  e c. ; it would appear that either (I). Chemical precipitation, (2). Irrigation, or, (3).  Filteration, is needed for the purification of  the effluent.  Chemical precipitation, while an expensive  process, has not proved so successful elsewhere,  either as regards cost or efficiency, as to war-  ant its adoption.  As to irrigation, the only land near the necessary elevation for such a method of disposal  is, I am  assured,  liable  to  inundation, and  therefore cannot be used for such a purpose.  The only remaining mode of disposal, since  it cannot be discharged while crude into the  lake, is that of filtration in connection with  what is termed the septic tank.  The process, which is purely natural, may  be roughly said to consist of destroying the  bacteria, which need light and air, by passing  them through a dark, unventilated tank, after  which those to which light and air are inimical are exposed to the action of both in  the filtering beds, the effluent from which is  then in a fit condition to be discharged into a  stream.  For a population of 3000 the  area  required  would be about 15,000 square feet.     The only  suitable site, south of the railway  track   running along the shore, is the western portions of  blocks Nos. 63 and 65, on the  eastern  part of  which the courthouse and gaol stand.      With  a view to possible future extension ofthe buildings, the government, however,   may   not approve of utilising this site for such a purpose,  in which case the only alternative appears to  be to obtain, say three-quarters of  an acre   of  the flat north   of   the  railway  and   near   the  mouth of Ward Creekyfas a site; -  This land is,  however, I am informed by the   city engineer,  annually flooded to a depth of about  20   feet,  and it would be requisite  to fill the   area   required with   broken  rock   tothat  depth   on  which the tank and filters could then be built.  It   is  estimated  that   the amount  of  rock  required to raise the site to  the  level  of the  high   water  mark   would   not   be  less   than  15,000 cubic yards, and it is doubtful   if this  rock could be obtained, hauled and placed for  less than $2.10 per yard ; in which   case, before the actual construction of the plant commenced, we have, as  a   preliminary expenditure, say, purchase of land,   $1,500, rock   filling,   $31,500,    royalty,    $1,500,    say    about  $35,000.  A close estimate of the tank, filter-beds,  screening chambers, etc., cannot in the  absence of the necessary data be now given,  but it is thought that it will hardly prove less  ihan from $25,000 to $30,000, and I regret  that I am unable to submit for your consideration any scheme for the disposal of the sewage of Nelson which does not involve a very  considerable expenditure.  The dry earth closet, particularly in a cold  climate, has so many disadvantages that it is  rarely favorably regarded, and frequently  when adopted becomes an intolerable nuisance from the neglect to use the dry earth or  ashes, even when furnished for the purpose.  Under the regulations the adoption of the  septic tank and filters appears the only  method premising satisfactory results, though  at a cost which may appear prohibitive to a  young and struggling city.  The existing sewers serve about 140 town  lots, with a population of from 1,000 to 1,200.  The  main  sewer  is 18 inches in diameter, its  outfall chamber being near the mouth of  Ward creek, whence the discharge in the lake.  is carried by a 10-inch pipe. It is stated that  at this point there is a strong current at all  times of the year.  mworararartSBBtm  ^^.^Mua^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  fliners' Livery and Feed Stable  <jack and saddle horses furnished on shortest   notice.      Telephone 67  Open day and night.  KELLY & STEEPER, props.  9N1  iMIMffl  Ask for  efrigerators  Lightning Ice Cream Freezers.       Pails  made of best Virginia White  Cedar, with Electric Welded wire hoops.  Puritan Wickless Oil Stoves  AILWAY  NELSON HARDWARE CO  when you order  matches. Then  you will be sure  of havingthebest.  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE  Tinsmithing  AND  Josephine Street  eating  Nelson.  9  Photographei  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eastern and European points. To Pacific  Coast, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of  KLONDYKE   AND   THE   YUKON  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  Pass Revelstoke daily to   St. Paul  Daily (except Wednesday) to  Kastern points  CONNECTIONS:  To Rossland and main land points :  Daily Daily  6:40 p.m. leaves ���NELSON���arrives 10:30 p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee.  Except Sunday Except Sunday  4 p.m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives-:   11a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson:  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  7 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 10:30 p. m.  Makes outward connection at Pilot Bay with  str. Kokonee, but inward such connection is  not guaranteed. Str. calls at way ports in both  directions when signalled.  Slocan City, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m.   leaves��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20 p.m.  Ascertain  Present Reduced Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO.S. BEER, city agent, Nelson, B.C.  an i n  W. F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dint. Pat's. A^ent.  Vancouver, B.C,  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  THOS. CRAY, Nelson, B. C.  To the Public������^  We begftto inform the citizens of Nelson that we are now in  a position to supply all kinds of bread,.pastry, etc., on  shortest notice.    Free delivery to any part of the city.  elson Bakery, Lewis & Dervin, props.  SCRIBE  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  F. G. Fauquier, Nakusp, has been appointed  gold commissioner, with headquarters at  Kaslo.  The Oddfellows' excursion to Balfour has  been postponed, owing to the unsettled state  of the weather.  Sandon will celebrate Labor Day next Monday. A capital programme of sports has  been arranged for.  The city wharf is sadly in need of repair,  and for safety's sake it is to be hoped that no  time will be lost in fixing it.  The British Columbia Gazette gives notice  of vacation of the County Court of Kootenay  from August 10 to October 1.  W. A. Macdonald, Q.C., John Elliot and D.  M. Carley left yesterday evening for Victoria  to attend the Conservative convention.  The motion to quash the Nelson Electric  Light By-Law was again before Mr. Justice  Walkem at Victoria the other day, and was  further adjourned until Monday next. A  number of important affidavits have been sent  from Nelson.  The financial statement for Dominion Day  celebrations has been issued. The receipts  amounted to $2,170 ; expenses a like amount.  A moonlight excursion to Balfour under  the auspices of the ladies of the R. C. Church,  was held on Monday night last. Bad weather  was the only drawback to the pleasure of the  trip.  Provincial Constable Forrester brought up  to gaol on Monday night a man whom Major  Cooper had sentenced to forty days imprisonment for drunkenness and resisting arrest at  Brooklyn.  The members of Nelson Lodge, A.F.& A.M.,  attended the funeral of their late brother, H.  G. Technor, on Monday. Deceased, who was  engineer on the steamer Kaslo, died very suddenly at Pilot Bay.  There was another boating accident on  the lake on Sundav last, and on this occasion  too, a Peterboro canoe was the cause of the  trouble. J. O. Fletcher and C. Archibald  were its occupants, but fortunately both  young men were swimmers and were picked  up by a yacht a few minutes after their frail  craft upset.  Assistant Manager McGuire, of the Molly  Gibson, has brought down a beautiful specimen of ore, intended for exhibition at New  Westminster. The sample will be forwarded  with others collected by the South Kootenay  Board of Trade.  Between 300 and 400 additional men have  arrived at Brooklyn to engage in the construction of the Robson-Penticton branch of the  C. & W. Railway. The pay is $2.00 per day,  but the contractors give transportation to  Brooklyn.  One of the best copper showing properties  in the Ymir district is said to be owned by  Messrs. Doyle and McBeth. On the property  they have a 3-foot ledge which has a 2^ inch  vein of native copper. Assays show a value  of $149.00.  The North Star is a Ymir prospect which  has a very promising future. This is held by  Messrs. Doyle, Schenck and Stilling. The  property has a ledge 6 feet wide, which assays  as follows : gold, $9.00 ; lead, 32^ per cent.;  silver, 2 oz.; copper, 2 per cent. Active work  is being prosecuted on this claim.  NUMUMBHIWBIMI^^  *��������Z*^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  M  j,.  1-;  i .1  (I  4",  i"- fc'  ;���'" 4'  -' c  e  5  fc  I-V  V-  If  si  4  M  m  \-1   !���  5  t  I.  willft-.J  ft'':!!"- ���  MINES AND MINING,  Working is being continued on  Sunset No. 2  Reports from Lemon creek properties are most encouraging.  The shaft on the Abe Lincoln is  to be sunk 200 feet before crosscut-  ing to tap the ledge.  Five hundred tons of ore are to  be packed from the Last Chance  before the tram is finished.  There are 140 men-. working..- at  the Payne. Five feet of ore came  into the tunnel a few days ago.  A strike of ore running ''nearly-  $50 in gold alone isvreported in the  Brooklyn, in Greenwook camp.  The shaft on the White   Bear   is  down   over   200   feet.      Work   ha^>  been suspended uriiil- th'e'timbering-  is finished.  Some nice free milling quartz is  reported to have been found on the  Evening Star and Selby claims, in  Camp McKii ney No. 2  A force of men has   been   put   to  work on the Oro'Denoro i.n Summit  camp, vvhinh Rots   Thorn;��?on   and I  other Rorsland parties have   under  bond".  Alex. Omen, Joe Gelines and  partner?, who o wn the E m pi t e  claim, just across the river fmtrj  Grand Kos k?, are making prepar -  lions to work on it aii the cmuing  winter. .  Work on ihe wagon rp.-s'd to th��-  St. Eugene mine in S isi K-toiena.y,  has actually eonmit-need. The  contract has peen let to Me.-srs.  Hal ley & Webb, of Utah, and the  work i? now well under way. It  will take at least 30 d^ya .complete  the contract.  Mary had a little ring,  'Twas given by her beau,  And. everywhere that Mary went  The ring was sure to go.  She took! he ring with her one day  Off to the seashore, where  She might display it to the girls  Who were all clustered there.  And when the girls all saw that ring  They made a great ado,  Exclaiming with one voice, " Has it  Just got round to you."  IH THE COUNTY COUtfT OF KOOTENAY  HOLDEN AT NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day  of February 1S0S. it was ordered by His Honor  Judge Form that .James .F. Armstrong, Official  Administrator of the County of Kootenay be  Administrator of all and singular the goods,  chattels and credit of James V. Kossie deceased  intestate.  Every person indebted to the said deceased,  is required to make payment forthwith to the  undersigned.  Every" person having in possession effects  belonging to the deceased is required forthwith  to notifvthe undersigned.  Every* creditor or other person having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of  the personal estate of the said deceased, is required within thirty days of this date, to send  by registered letter addressed to the undersigned, his name and address, and the full  particulars of his claim or interest, and a  statement of his account and the nature of the  security (if any) held by him. After the expiration of the said thirty days, the Administrator will proceed with the distribution of  the estate, having regard to those claims only  of which we shall have had notice.  Dated at Nelson, this 12th day of July, 1898.  J. F. Armstrong,  Official  Administrator.  CERTIFICATE OF I IMPROVEMENTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that T, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for, the purpose of obtaining a Grown 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 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, Agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  "Grand Union'? mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson.Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. ' .  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  'lake notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining'recorder for a certificate  of improvenients, 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 9th day of August 1898.  ,,  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROV   NEMTS.  " Big Hump'���" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District. ' .-. ���".;-���".' : .'-.,..-'������: ':. "...  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. T3081A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the twining 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 9th day of August, 1S98.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE  Lelief Fraction  OF IMPROVEMENTS.  '.' mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  ..Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie. .  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R: K. Neill, Free Miner's Crrtificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the 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 87, must be commenced before the issuance'of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ���" Star'Shine." mineral claim, sititate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district. - '-������������  Where located : North, fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate jSo.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the 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 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Wafter " mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : On east of North Fork of  Salmon River, about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for The Lucky Boy Mining & Development  Company, Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No. 98,016, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to appty to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improrements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant ofthe above  claim.  Andfvrther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of June, 1893.  ���John A. Coryell, Agent.  T. S. Gore.  II.  Burnet,  J. II. McGregor  I0RE, BURN  :t  .a  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Surveyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to /"Mineral Ciaini3, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British  Columbia  Notice of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  unsurveved and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set on/the south bank of Kootenay River about 2J.4 miles west of Nelson, and  marked " E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south fortv chains, thence west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixtv acres more or less.  July 30, 1S9S. E. C. Arthur.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  ..'   BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND  A'/     ���"   SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY        A  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS  IN  Wd:'-&alt/:m:eati  g       Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  ^       Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  /kept in-stock."; .,  ��^**��sfc*$i^ $N^!��Me$&{��^ .  i/-  f*Vnwri  want ���������tb;   enlightc n   our  little   world   about  us in  regard   to  Wall Paper Buying.       We  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy. nowhere till you have looked about  you enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we .want you to see other stocks  and know the superi- 'f~\^ ~  ority of    .     .       .      .     v_/XXi O.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts.,. Nelson.  dh  /\<S.  ire i  .any ���s.uwn,  Madam Roy's Complexion  *��4  ip spa  We have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.     Call and see them at  Opposite Queen's Hote!  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  mssOTMawwsnnmHRSHllifflaK^^  JSTTOwraSBEBOT^^  *jt? THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ODDS AND ENDS.  Clara���"Oh, it seems so strange to  be engaged." May���"It certainly  does the first time.'7  Reed���u Ever try your hand at writing one of those ten-thousand-dollar  prize-stories? " Wright���" No. I tried  to tell one once, but  the girl refused  me  11  Jess- ���'' George asked asked me last  night if the roses on your cheeks were  genuine." Bess ��� "And- you said ? "  Jess��� "Nothing���simply winked."  Young hopeful���I had a fight yesterday with the boy next door." Father���  " Yes ; his father called at ray office  to-day about it." Young hopeful���"I  hope you came out as well as I did."  She���"What do you mean, sir, by  kissing me? What do you mean?"  He��� "Er��� nothing." She "Then don't  you do it again. X don't want any .man  kissing me unless he means business."  " H'm !" returned the judge thoughtfully ; but why celebrate each recurring  anniversary, Mr. Smith ? Your wife  has been dead for a considerable time,  has she not ?" *' Mrs. Smith died  eight years ago, your honor." "Then  why���" "She is still dead, thank  you  11  The serpent smiled affably. " Have  an apple ? " he insinuated. The mother of the race shrugged her shoulders.  lo&'  "Not"this Eve," she  rejoined; "s'm'-  other Eve."    "This," mused the tempter, with   a  dazed look and  a  slight  shiver , "���must be "the woman's version  Ah, yes,"  Wanderer���" Yes, lady ; a few years  ago I was just rolling in wealth." Kind-  hearted housekeeper^��� "Poor man !  here is a quarter. Rum did it, I suppose ?" Wanderer���"No'm. Religion."  Kind-hearted housekeeper���''Religion?  Wanderer���" Yes'm: I was one ofthe  "most successful burglars in the country;  but I got religion and couldn't work  at me trade no more.    Thanks.."  GREENROOM GOSSIP.  "Chattanooga" is the title of Lincoln  J. Carter's new play.  "Mr. Smooth" is the name of a  comedy by Willie Collier.  There is an alarming story out that  Delia Fox will star next season.  Lewis Morrison will be under the  management of Jules S. Murry next  year, and will travel in his own private  car.  "Shore Acres" cost H. C. Miner  $1800. A paying play is a great winner, but the vast majority are poor  ones.  Viola Allen denies that the Greek  boy's costume in " Phroso " is the reason she is leaving the Empire Stock  Company.  Alma Kruger, who supported Louis  James last season, has been engaged to  head a company by Augustin Daly  next season.  Lillian Russell has arranged to appear in Berlin next fall and will sing  in standard comic operas in the German language. I  LI  We have just received   a   large  shipment of  LADIES' CORSETS  In the latest and. best makes, rang-  iug in sizes from 18 to 36 in children's and. misses'.  HNS WAISTS  Suitable for children  from   two: to  eighteen years of age.  c  an  We will offer at reduced  prices all our summer  Prints, Lawns, Organdies, riuslins, Black and  Colored Dress Goods,  ������������������������ t  Shirt Waists, etc.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  GEO   L. LENNOX  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR  LAW OFFICE  Baker Street, Nelson  ��� !���  ���  ���  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH   SHAVE  AND  HAIRCUT  AS  YOU   LIKE   IT, GO  TO  THE  I  1 wo doors east of the Post Office.  W. J. Morrison, Prop,  Optioian and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  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. F.  Ry. agent or  G. S.  BEER,  C.  P.  R. Agent,  Nelson.  WM. STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Custom House, Nelson, B.  ��� ��� ���  Just Received  A shipment of Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton Teas, also a shipment ol  choice blends of Costa Rica, Blue Ribbon, Santos and Ceylon Coffees to  which we invite inspection.    At the same time examine our other lines  ' of groceries, all of which we are offering at lowest prices.     Try  our  " special blend of Ceylon Coffee.  Dry Goods Clearance Sale  For the next fifteen days we, will clear the balance of our summer goods  at a discount of 25 per cent, consisting of summer dress goocls, ladies'  shirt waists, organdie muslins, ladies' silk gloves, straw hats, parasols  and other summer goods.  A complete stock of clothing, boots and shoes,   hats  and  gent's  furnishings at reduced prices.  The Brick Store  Baker Street  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elson Blacksmith Co.  H. A.  PROSSER,   Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  B.  C  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest  Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   9  ��  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  ! kinds of job printing neatly and promptly executed at The  Economist Office,  M��w���������wwwai^  Ea5 THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  TO  Uneral. Water Works j  VICTORIA, B.O V j  C. MOB LEY, Prop. i  Ginger Beer,  Lemonade,  Syrups, etc.  THE   CLOUDS  OF  GOD,  ���The city is full of labor  And s^ru-'le and strife and car*  '  The fever -pulse, of the city���. ������  Is throbbing in all the air,  But calm through the ^nlit space.  And calm through the starlit sky  ���    '        Forever, over the city,      '  The clouds of God go by.  The city is full of passion       _    ,  And shame and anger and sm,  Of hearts ihat are dark with evil,  Of souis that are black within,  But. white us the robes of angels,      _  As pure throiigh the wind swept sky,  Forever, over the city,  The clouds of God go by.  The city is full of sorrow  And tears that are shed in vain.  By day and by night there rises  The voice of its grief and pain,  But soft asa benediction _  They bend from the vault on fcign.  And over the sorrowful city  The clouds of God go by.  O eyes that are old with vigil,  O eyes that are dim with tears,  Look up from the path of sorrow  That measures itself in years  And road in the blue above you  The tjeaoe that is ^'T":r i>i?~-;  wi,iJe over r'~>rev.bled ciyy-  The ciionos at G-'"'1   _______  TALE OY kSLimm.  "Madame, would  you mind if  Iac-  ���sompanied   Francois   to    his   mother's  home?"  "Wo, I am   perfectly willing, but   be  back by 11 o'clock."  "Madame may be assured of that. Wo  BhalL be here long before 11. Pierre is  down stairs, and if .madaine should need  anything"���  "All right. You may go, Marietta  and remember,  11 o'clock."  The Countess of Laispare had left her  chateau in the   neighborhood   of   Com-  piegne,   and  leaving  all   her servants,  With the exception of her maid, whom  she took with her to Trouville, intended  to stay   a  few  weeks   in   Paris���long  enough to see all that was  new and interesting���and divert herself with whatever offered itself in the way of novelty.  Mariette,   her  rnaid,   was   delighted  with   the   idea  of   the short sojourn in  Paris, for   she  could   see   her fiance, a  brother of the janitor of   the apartment  in which they were stopping.  Mine. Laispare, a pretty widow, was  a trifle fatigued  by a day spent in going  from   tailor  to   dressmaker,   from  dressmaker to milliner.  She was stretched comfortably in a reclining chair, and  her whole   attention, after   her   maid's  departure, was centered in   a   book she  Wits reading     It was iutensely interesting, and  she   read   on   until   midnight  without noticing how quickly time was  passing.    The sound of   the clock striking 12 aroused her.  "Is it possible! I had no idea it was  so late.   And where is Mariette?"  Sure that her maid had not yet returned, she passed out on the little balcony from her drawing room, overlooking Friedland avenue, and began looking vainly for  the  figures of   Mariette  and Francois.  After a short time, as they did not  appear, she began to feel anxious and a  little irritated. In her impatience she  struck her foot repeatedly against the  iron railing of the balcony, and directly the heel of her slipper caught in  the ironwork, the slipper was pulled  from her foot, and, falling, just escaped  *,zxe face of a late promenader who  stood star gazing beneath the balcony  and. st6oping in amazement, H6 pmKeu  up the missile, looked", at it, turned it  over, then, carrying it to the street  lamp, examined it carefully. His surprised look gave way to one of amused  ?le^our^ In fact, the slimoer completely eclipsed the legendary one or Cinderella. It was small enough for the  foot of a child and made of black satin,  embroidered with gold.  The passer, feeling lil__ the prince in  thV story, kne?; tnat the wearer of the  siipper had a pretty foot and that the  next thing to do was to find her.  "Well," said be to himself, "let's  begin. This slipper didn't fall on my  head from heaven. It came, evidently,  from that lighted window. I thought I  saw afignve there a moment ago. Well,  then, here goes." ,  Concealed in a corner of the balcony,  ���the   countess  had watched the   pantor  mime, feeling all the time  a strong desire to laugh.  The man, in approaching  the light, had given her a chance to observe him minutely.  He appeared young  and good looking; in dress and bearing  he was all  that could   be desired.    The  young woman told herself   that he  had  a very distinguished air, and so she felt  ! not at all alarmed when he approached  the door of  the building  and rang the  hell."' ���������'...���''  As no ono responded the first time/ a  second followed   it, and  then   a  third,  prolonged,   energetic   and  loud, which  met with  no greater success  than   the  first >??���. .. .���;������.;. . "  "He will   waken   every  one  in me  apartment   house   except   that   sleepy !  headed   janitor.    What  shall 1  do?   I .  don't see anything but to go and opSJ1 it  mvself."  And   accepting  her  part  boldly the  countess descended  the stairs, blaming .  Mariette severely for having put her- in  such a posi cion.    Opening   the   door  a  crack, she said:  "A thousand apologies, monsieur,  and please give it to me quickly."  But such haste was entirely outside  the plans of M. de la Briere, the man  who held the slipper.     '  "In truth, madame, I regret exceedingly not being able to grant your ro-  nuej- ���< but the object which I have just  found is,-I think, rather precious, and  you will understand chat I feel a certain responsibility. If the slipper is  yours, it will of course fit you, and will  you allow me to assure myself by the  formality o> trying it on?"  "Your conscience, monsieur, has a  very keen edge, but as you are not satisfied in seeing me standing here on one  foot I suppose I must submit to the  proof you ask for."  Bho suated herself in one of the large  ilUt'AU��'  antique chairs in the  hall and   putting  3ut her  little foot watched   him   as he  gravely fitted the slipper upon it.    The  instant   it was   on   the   foot was withdrawn   and    disappeared    beneath   her  skirt, while   Rene   de  la   Briere arose,  somewhat disconcerted.  Mme. Liaispare,  standing on   both  feet this time, made j  him the most   gracious and at the same  time   the   most   ironical   of   bows, and  opening   the   door wide   motioned   the  young man out with a gesture in which  the grace did not hide the authority.  But at tho moment when, decidedly  chagrined and confused, Rene was  about to obey the command a loud report made itself heard a   little distance  from them.  The countess, never thinking that it  was the eve of July 14, a day which all  Paris celebrates with every variety of  demonstration, thought only of a pistol  shot and robbern. Remembering that  she was alone, she grew frightened and  wished to keep with her the stranger  whom she had already impressively dismissed. Rene understood the situation  bi   sin  instant.   $.13d  determined   what  ��vs.-��*t- hG would Dlav in tn'e Iittio aiuoni. ]  Bowing profusely, he made as if to continue his departure.  "Monsieur, did you not hear it?"  "Perfectly, madame ; a pistol shot."  "Then there are thieves in the neigh  bdrhood?"  "It is very probable, and now that 1  think of it I remember observing a little while ago a very villainous looking  fellow prowling about."  "I have heard no cry"'���-  "Perhaps the shot missed."  "Are   you not   risking something in  going out now?"  "Without doubt, rnadame., But I do  hot see any other v. ay. You have shown  me clearly that rny presence here is inopportune, and I do nob wish to in-  trude." ���.'���������"..��� ''���"'.  "Really, monsieur, I  am  afraid for  you, and, to be   frank, for   myself', too.  My maid has not yet returned^ "and, if 1  were not afraid of troubling you I would  ask yon to wait until she comes in."  Rene blessed   his   lucky star and replied   respectfully, "I am happy to do  you so small a service."  "   The   hall was  lighted   brightly, and  they seated themselves in the big chairs.  There was a moment's awkward pause,  and then  M. de la Biere told his name  and the countess followed his example,  which put them at their ease.   A literary man of  great   talent  and merited  reputation,   a   thorough   man   of   the  world, Rene was  able to  judge  Mme.  Laispare  at  her  true  value,   and   the  esteem   he felt for  her character  as he  knew it  must be was added to the profound admiration her beauty awakened  in him.  Graceful and pretty, she combined j  with perfect regularity of feature a '  mobility of expression, and in her clear  eyes the depth of her nature revealed  itself. They talked of. travel, of literature, of music, of painting and found  on all these sebjeot^ they possessed a  remarkable similarity of tastes. The  situation was a. peculiar one and possessed the charm of its novelty.  Learning that she was a widow, Rene  dared  to  ask   her if, young and pretty  as she was, she  had  never  thought of  marying  again.     She  responded  with  I  sudden sadness  that  her marriage had  I  hot made her happy; that her husband  i  had not   treated   her with   great  kindness.    Her illusions had been so utterly  destroyed that she felt   certain the only  chance of happiness lay in keeping forever her liberty, full and entire.   Rene,  under  the  spell  of   a   sudden  enthusiasm, began to plead with ardor a cause  i  which he almost felt to be his own.  He  tried   to  convince   her  how unjust she  |  was in thus condemning beforehand any  true love which might be offered to her  because her first choice had fallen upon  a   man   incapable   of   appreciating   his  happiness   and   _n'Oving   himself    unworthy of  it.    He   grew eloquent, animated, persuasive and ended his plead- j  ing so full of warmth and youth by say- ;  iug: j  "There exists an old Persian legend !  which places whosoever finds a woman's slipper forevor under the influence  of its owner. I a.:k for nothing better  than to be allowed to fulfill the prophetic legend and remain all my life in the  spell of the dainty slipper I found tonight. "  And did the countess allow herself to  be convinced? Love and confidence  work miracles. It is certain that when  Mariette returned she was not scolded  and her excuses were accepted in full.  And later it was rumored that the  chateau near Compiegne had obtained a  master.���Translated from the French  tor Washinjgton. Times.  After  the curtains  are well   shaken, to  dislodge  all   lose  dust, any iron   or  rust  stains "may  be   removed  by   moisteniisg  them   slightly and  sprinkling them with  salts  of  lemon���a  strong   poison, by tho  way-���which   should   be   well   rubbed   in  with a  bone or wooden   spatula and then  carefully rinsed  in warm waters     Mildew  stains should   be sprinkled with  common  salt  and  then with   powdered chalk   and  finally moistened with  cold water.     This  process,   if   repeated  often   enough,   will  prove effectual in the end.  I Ferris Hartman has one of the  strongest supporting companies that  has been on the coast for years.  i  The Refined Wife.  A woman cannot be married long:  enough to render delicacy of behavior and  an exquisite retirement inappropriate or  unnecessary. The wife ( who laughed, at  the idea of being polite to her own husband had lost the very track of home happiness. Many a home has been wrecked  because the husband and wife thought it  needless to preserve a punctilious behavior  to each other. Familiarity certainly breeds  : contempt.���Catherine Cole.  The Queen's Fovj Leaved Clover.  An amusing story of Queen Ilortense,  daughter of the Empress Josephine; and  wife of Louis Bonaparte, king of Holland, has lately been told. After her exile from Holland the ex-queen sojourn-  en tor a. time in a modest habitation  near Constance, in Switzerland.  As her health was broken down by  her troubles her physicians prescribed a  visit to the mountains of Appenzeli,  and the ex-queen, accompanied only by, ,  a reader or female companion and two  or three servants, went , to a rustic  neighborhood in the hills. Tner8 sne  and her <jompanion found nothing better, to do than hunt for four leaved clover  and   became   quite excited   in  the  search.;  "To lend the matter interest," the  queen wrote in a letter which has been  brought to light, "we would assume  that each discoverv of a four leaved clo-  ver had some prophetic significance.  The next one, if found so and so, meant  that we should return to France; another meant that I was to receive a letter the next day from my son Louis,  and so on. In this innocent pastime we  found positively* the only ��� excitement  that was open to us in tho place.  "But soon it was noised abroad  among the children of the neighborhood  that we were continually hunting four  leaved clover, and consequently, those  children argued, wo must, want it very  much. Then ail the children and some  of the grown people were out hunting  four leaved clover, and soon .grout -  bunches of it were. brought to us, fcr  which we   had   to   show ourselves very  grateful.  "In another day our only resource for  amusement was gone, for those kind  but superior vieeable people had stripped tho neighborhood lor a mile around  of all its four leaved clover. "  No Flowers Allowed at a Military Funeral.  "Flowers can play no part in a mili-  Viry fuiierr.l, tho rules of army or naval  Kirials forbidding them," cxp]-lined nn  l rmy officer   to   a   reporter.    "While I  was down at   Chickamauga   recently it  was rumored that one of the .soldiers in  a camp there had died.    Indeed   it was  so printed in a local  paper.    The result  warn that on the   following   day a largo  quantity of flowers were sent by sympathetic ladies and others with   a request  that they should be placed on the coliiii  of the dead soldier.   Now, the fact was  that no soldier had died and the officers  had the flowers sent to   their   quarters.  If   there were a death  in the camp, the  flowers could not be  used, for   they are  not   military  in   any sense.    The   only  thing allowed on the coliin of   a soldier  or sailor is a flag.   That has been decided to be  decoraion enough, and among  j military men I   have   never   heard   the  slightest objection to tho custom, which  has  always    prevailed."���Washington  fihar  %m THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  "A  LASS AM  I.��  A lass am I, and I wait my day.  To some 'twill be nay, but to one 'twill be yea.  When the time comes, I shall know what to say.  The winter goes, and the warm wind blows,  And who shall keep  the  color  from   the red,  ������-.- ��� red rose?'"  A lass am I, neither high' nor low.  My heart is mine now, but I'd have the world  know,  When the wind's right, away it will go.  The  brook  sings  below, and  the   birds  sing  above,  &nd sweeter in between sings the lover to his  ��� love. -  ������John Vance Cheney in Century.  A /DOCTOR'S-OFFER;  There was once a learned doctor who  had studied long and hard, but in Cucuguano, where he had settled, no one  had faith in him. Meeting him always  with a book in his hand, the Cucuguanese said:  "That doctor knows nothing���he is  always studying. If he studies so much,  it means he has need to learn; if he  needs to learn, it means he" does not  know; if he does not know, he is an ignoramus."  A doctor without patients is like a  lamp without oil. Without other resources, forced therefore to earn a living by hook or by crook, up to this time  the poor devil had not been able to pay  even for the water he drank. He. decided there would have to be a change, so  one day he managed to spread abroad  through all Cucuguano the report that  his science was so sublime and all powerful that not only could he heal the  sick���mere child's play���but raise the  dead as well; a miracle of God, surely.  And this miracle he promised to per- ;  form openly in broad day in the graveyard amid the multitude.  Few gave credence to the report, yet  even the incredulous said: "We will  let him attempt it anyhow. Let's see  him at work���the proof of the pudding  is the eating. He may succeed���he  reads so much, and nowadays such wonderful discoveries are being made. If he  succeeds, we will applaud him; if not,  we will hiss him out of the countryside.  Let him bring a man to life again and  we will say he is the cleverest doctor  we have ever had."  Finally it was settled that on the following Sunday, at the stroke of noon in  the cemetery of Cucuguano the doctor  would raise a man from the dead���-nine  or ten, some old women went so far as  to say.  That Sunday, long before noon, the  graveyard was as jammed as is the  church on Holy Easter day. True to his  word, on the second stroke of the bell  appeared the doctor, all in black. He  elbowed his way to the steps of the central cross. There he saluted the crowd,  spat on the ground, blew his nose and  began:  "My dear friends, I have promised to  bring one of your dead back to life. I  intend to keep my word. Be silent and  hearken to me. It will cost me absolutely no effort to raise from the tomb  Giascomo or Giovanni, Nannina 01  Betta, Amadeo or Simone. Shall I raise  Simone? Simone���what was his last  name? Simone Capannaro, who died of  pleurisy a year ago?''  ����  Excuse me, signor dottore," said  Caterina, poor Simone's widow. "Certainly he was a fine fellow. He made  me very happy, and I will mourn him  as long as I have eyes for tears. But,  pray, do not bring him back; for, you  see, toward the end of the month I'm  to put off mourning, and, to please my  family, I'm to marry Pasqualone. The  banns are already published, and I've  accepted the presents.''  "You did well to tell me, Caterina.  Then I will raise NinaCarota, who died  Candlemas dav.''  "For heaven's sake, signor aoutorei"  cried Giacomo Carota.  "Nina was  my  wife; we lived together ten  years���ten  years of  purgatory, as  all Cucuguano  knows.    Let her stay where she is, for  her  rest  and  mine.    What a peppery  temper,  doctor!   Obstinate as a mule,  lazy and quarrelsome and slovenly and  ragged!   And that is not all..-,'Wasteful,;.,  and a  tongue���a viper's  tongue���that  would have set St. Joseph to quarreling  with the Madonna.   I might add���-But  that's better left unsaid. "  "Yet, my dear fellow-*'������  j      "Excuse me for   interrupting, signoi  I dottore.    A new broom   sweeps   clean.  j Nina left me three brats, who certainly  j do not take after their  father, and as 1-  could not handle them   all I have married again; so you see it is useless."  !      "Well and  good.    I  can conceive it  would be rnartyrdom to have two wives  in the house.   One is more than enough  sometimes.    Then whom shall I restore  to  you, my dear  people?   I  must find  some one.  How a.bout"Mas"'     Pietro?''  "Ah, my poor father! "V    jd a voice.  "May God rest  his   soul.    A good man  was   he.    But  don't  bring   him   back,  pray, doctor.    He who wished so much  to  see   us  a  united  family would   be  heartbroken to find our affairs in such a  muddle.  After a dozen lawsuits the six  of  us���four   sons and two daughters���  have  finally divided  the property into  six little strips.   Each of .'us.has a swarm  of  children, each of  us has to shift for  himself.   There is not one of us who has,  anything to spare.''  "So it cannot be?"  "No.    If you should bring him back,  we would have  to make up a little income for him among  us  all.    Only the  times  are   so  hard, doctor, you know, i  The   silkworms   don't  hatch   well, noi j  spin when   they do; the vines  are dis-j  eased, the   grain   is thin, tho olives are j  wormy, there   is  no rain, tho taxes are I  heavy"��� j  "Enough, we will let  Master Pietro i  sleep on.    But   I have not come here to i  string boads and to have the crowd gape  at me.   Tell me whom to raise."  ''Ghita-���bring back Chita, my  Ghita,'' cried a poor old woman, weeping like Mary Magdalen.  "No, no. doctor, do not wake her,"  interrupted a girl. "Oh, no, pretty  creature, it's all well she died. Before  she left us she told me all. We dressed  lier in white and put  a wreath   on her  lair till she looired iik-o a oride. ��-.eavis  aer in holy ground. The man sL<r loved  deserted her for some one else."  "Poor Ghita.    But   you   must admi.  you are making it hard for me.  an end to it'all I will  gaJetto,   who  choked  codfish not a month ago.  "You must not, you must not," cried  Lina Paparero, wringing hei hands.  "He sold me that vineyard of his on  the installment plan. For ten long years  I've been paying in hard coin far more  than its value, and now would ym have  me begin all over again?   It's  not fair,  To put  bring back Grin-  to  death  eating  ��>  signor dottore.  "What a state of things. But we  will let that go. I will now propose one  who loft to mourn him neither brother  nor sister, wife nor parent; one who  left only a blessed memory, an example  of all the virtues, and his little savings  to the hospital���I mean your good  priest, who loved you so well, whom  you regretted so deeply, who made, you  remember, such a dreadful journey to  the other world, seeking, poor pilgrim,  his Cucuguanese in every corner, even  in yawning hell itself, not missing a  single one.   Shall I restore him to you?"  "No, no," cried various devout members of the flock. "No, no, " added Lena  Russolina, the mother of tho congregation. "He was old, poor man, and deaf  as a post, so much so tha" at confession  he always absolved us of sins wo had  never committed. Leave him in glory,  especially since we   now h:we a young  ana nearty curate. He is as good as a  saint, he sings like an organ, he preaches  like a seraph, and he swims with the  current.''  "What's to be done? I'll try some  one else. I see over there a little white  wooden cross. The harebells seem trying to hide it; the tall grass is almost  on a level with' it. You can read that  that narrow grave holds a 10-months-  old baby. True, it seems half a pity to  bring the tender soul back to this world  to bear-���what you have ail been bearing. Still, if you wish him raised, say  but the word and I will display my  power."   .; .��� ' r   ���  "Signor dottoro, " whispered a wrinkled crone, "that little one is ours,  alas! lam the grandmother. My daughter had not yet weaned him. He was  just getting hisc teeth, when suddenly  he died. But God took him from us.  God's will be done! Now there is another babe at the breast. God knows  what he is doing. What he takes with  one hand he gives back with the other.  My daughter couldn't suckle both, and  we are too poor to put him out to  nurse.'.'- ���  At this the doctor burst out: " Enough  for today, if not too much, indeed!  Since you won't have the miracle now,  I will perform it on another occasion.  Only I beg of you to agree beforehand  on the person to be brought to life."  And he strode away.  From that memorable Sunday our  doctor has done wonders in Cucuguano.  It is true he does not raise the dead,  but he sa/ves the lives of the sick. The^  Cucuguanese, now fully 'trusting'- him,  say, "If ho .did not.fulfill his promise,  to tell the truth, it was not his-fault-���'.  it was ours, for we ���wished to leave our  dead underground."���-Translated For  Areonaut From the Italian.  i  A GADABOUT WOMAN.  SHE CHASES THE SHADOW AND LOSES  THE SUBSTANCE.  Some and Family Neglected For Club  and Promenade���Duty to Children Unperformed���Husband's Love 3xchanged  For Frivolities.  When a woman who has a neat and comfortable home, a fairly satisfactory husband and little children sprouting like  flowers about her feet begins to find these  pall on her taste, to need outside recreation and outside interest to keep her alive,  she is in a very bad way indeed. She is  being disillusioned of the sweetest, purest  joys that can charm and hold a' human  heart, and in her downfall, for downfall-it;  is, she will wreck not only her own happiness, but that of a good man and some  innocent, defenseless little victims, her  own children, as well.  Time was when the care of her home,  the culture of her children and the protection of her domestic life seemed to her to  be the finest thing in existence. Now  something has punctured this gas ball,  all the wind has dropped out, and she turns  elsewhere for her amusement.  Vanity, ambition, egotism, any" one of  these may be at the root of her discontent.  No matter what the beginning, the end is  certain to include an entire domestic discomfort.  The gadabout woman no longer has  time for anything concerning tho home.  The servants must do as they think best,  and the children are put off with a perfunctory kiss because mamma is in a des  perate hurry to go to the Whist club, to  get to Canal street or to attend the church  society meeting. None of these things  should ever be allowed to outrank a home.  As if all the churches in existence and all  the card clubs wTere worth risking the  happiness of one sweet home!  Any young wife who is pretty and  dainty and can achieve a good dinner can  be reasonably sure of her husband's loyal  love, but wiien a man has been married,,  say, 10 or 12 years, he is as hard to hold  as an old trout is difficult to hook. These ������  two wary fish require the most su;:orl.-�� ��� ivc  bait, and of the two I should rather uncicv-  '  take  to catch  the  trout.    The  man   has  .  lived out in the world and kept pace with  it  in ways that  he would  not  allow   his  i   womenkind.      Henry   M.    Stanley,    the  -great African   explorer, declared  that  he  .  would never marry a woman of the world  !; because   she would  possess too much   unlovely knowledge.    When-.asked, if he was  going   to take   his  young wife   back into  I   the heart of   darkest Africa with   him, he  !   said  ''No"   most  emphatically,   that no  woman should be  his wife and  retain his  love after the  experiences  that would be  :   inevitable on  such  a  trip.    But; on   the  other hand, at the, end of ten years of mar-,  ried life such a husband may find himself  ,   a man of  the world, married  to  a   little  '   nonentity who  cannot  furnish   him   any  sort of intellectual companionship.   She is  the creature of his contriving, and he runs  ,   away from her and her home.  !       This is a  bad state of affairs, hut wrhat  shall we say of its counterpart, where the  j   woman tires of   her husband, is   too vain  and too lazy to take second place with her  children and runs  awav from them all to  find an unlovely solace and recompense in  - gadding about the gay shopping streets or  in   paying  gossiping visits  to neigh bors,  the loyalty of whose friendship is at least  questionable.  Children, girl children particularly,.  reach their crucial age at 15 or 16 y ears.  It is then more than at any other time  they need a wise admonishing .mother  whose love shall be infinitely -merciful and  comprehensive. If she is above ground  and has a voice with which to speak, no  mother should be silent when her children  call upon her. Hqyv desolate indeed is  that dinner table ito which the mother  comes in late with some flippant excuse  that entirely fails to heal the hurt in those  tender little hearts that love her so and  that trust her so completely !  How soon the gadabout woman becomes a familiar figure to the habitues of  Canal street! Her face in spire of herself  acquires an experienced look like that of  an old pebble on which the ocean waves  have beat without in terryi* <=<"���� She does  not mind being stared at. She rather  likes eating her lunch alone in a public  restaurant.  Her casual critics ��� wonder when she  tidies her house and when she nurses her  babies, for during tho bright hours of the  day she is always in evidence, restlessly  racing the streets in search of a spurious  happiness whose real name is cheap excitement.  Dear little wife and mother, this is not  living, nor is this Ufa. Tho men who gaze  after you, with whispered comments as  you pass the crowded corners, say things  of you whose suggestion is not fit for your  daughter's ear and therefore not fit to be  said of you. At this moment more than  at any other since they were given into  your keeping do you hold the moral welfare of your children in your hand.  If you are away from your home, who  shall provide for their destiny and direct  them in the right way? The quietest life  in the simplest home that protects tho  chastity of its sons'and daughters is a better mission for you than all the gayety to  be compassed by a life spent selfishly in  gadding about.���Catharine Cole in New  Orleans Times-Democrat.  How to CJeanse Olasn.  To clean tho glass of pictures dip a piece  of chamois leather in alcohol, wring it  nearly dry a*ul wipe tho glass thoroughly,  yet lightly. Polish the glass with a piece  of dry chamois. Gilded frames may iilso  be cleaned with alcohol. If oil painting3  need cleaning thoroughly, damp a soft  cloth in warm Water in which some castile  soap has been dissolved. Dry the painting  carefully and then varnish it lightly with  some thin, clear, French "retouching"  varnish. It is well to consult an art ist  with regard to the best varnish and usually safer to intrust this last business to a  Professional cleaner.- ��� London M<ul.  Ink  Status.  Even the busiest woman cannot be pardoned for going to dinner with ink stained  fingers. A slice of lemon or a bit of pumice stone will remove all suggestions of  ink. Umess the stain is underneath the  nail th- pumice is to be preferred, as undiluted lemon .iuice is apt to harden the  cuticle of the nails. siaiflUSia^rJ'i.'-irtN'JO s-_��^rOtQii��l\l���"ISJii  y.TTE-;~,,~y---M������-    "Tf���*1* J ��� -; .VMS-/ lAlf ; l&U. IJ~t���  imr- r "������'~���n,"���"*ii<niiiiiMimr  *WM"1111"1  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Liquors  "Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Kngs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  g���OOTE&AY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B.C.  h-a"���^!!!!! Mill  !���!>���    ���"UN T*lTnHTiTTII~ H Hllirmffliriril    l~ IIITMl  !!!��� II ���!    I i IfcH I MUBilil I 111  BnuaoaiiBm  niKi      11 mi i 111 miiiiiwi   i ��� i ��� ���iT-~M^*JTimvf--mri  SMOK  THE   CELEBRATED"  The  Strength of England.  R    PIPES,  a)  UJ  Q.  m  -J  UJ  U.  O  UJ  o  Cf)  What   is   the strength of England and her  pride  Among the nations, when she makes her  boast ?  Has the East heard it, where her far-flung  host  Hangs like a javelin in India's side ?  Does the sea know it, wheredier navies ride;  Like towers of stars, about the silver coast,  Or from the great capes to the uttermost  Parts of the north like ocean meteors glide ?  Answer, O South, if yet where��Gordon sank,   ���  Spent arrow of the.far and lone Soudan,  Thez*e comes a whisper out of wasted death !  O every ocean, every land, that drank  The blood of England, answer, if ye can,  What is it that giveth her immortal breath?  ". Because above her people and her throne  She hath erected reason's sovereignty  Because wherever human speech is known  The touch  of English   breathy doth  make  thought free :  Therefore forever is her glory blown  About the hills,  and Hashed beneath  the  sea."  First of mankind we bid our eagles pause  Before the pure tribunal-of the mind,  Where swordless justice shall the sentence  find,  Andgrighteous reason arbitrate the cause.  First of mankind, whom  yet no power o'er-  awes,       ,  One kin would-we confederate and bind ;  Let the great   instrument   be   made   and  signed,  The' mold   and  pattern of   earth's mightier  laws !  Crown with this actjthe   thousand years of  ,   thought,  O Mother-Q/ueen, and whersoever roams  Thy sea flown brood, and bulwarked states  hath wrought  Far as the loneliest wave of ocean foams,  Thy children's love with veneration brought  Shall warm thy hearthstone from their million homes.  G. E. Woodberry in Century.  If you're a good boy  n  the parent  For Sale by  Also received  a full   line  of Domes-  ticand Imported Cigars.  began. But the young man interrupted : " 35xcu.se me, but I know what  you are going to say. T have a new  proposition to offer. If you are real  kind to me, I'll let you take me to the  circus instead of Uncle Ilicliard, or  Aunt Jane, or the gentleman who lives  next door."  " Must be a awful lot of birds used on  the wimmern's hats, nowadays," said  Uncle Abner, as he removed his best  suit of clothes. "Why, Abner?"  asked Aunt Sophrome. " Wal, there  was a feller set m front of me on the  i train thet was dressed to kill���short  I coat, a diamond big as a shell bark hic-  kernut, an' a plug hat; an' I heard  hi in tell the feller he was set tin' with  thet he'd made over four thousand dollars this year skinnin' jays."  Mineral Water  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  KoSale,  Celery Sarsapar-  iSIa and Iron.    Ginger  ��   ��  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON  - Before buying a  Piano OR  Oi  an  Go to Painton's, the  ART & MUSIC CO., NELSON  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer. 10 cents  E. J.   Curran, Proprietor.  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     -      RESERYE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,      =      Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Dorcester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  C-ruysboro, 'N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  Monoton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pie ton, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Shubenaeadie, N.S.  Summerside, P.E.T.  Svdner, N.S.  St. John*, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vaneourer, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  ���  ���  ���  ��  A General  Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchan  Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.  Accounts Received on the  Most Favorable Terms.  Interest allowed   on special  deposits and  on  Savings   Bank accounts.  BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA ':  NANAIMO,   NELSON,  ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  A Savings Bank Department has been established in connection "with the Nelson branch of  this bank.  Deposits of one dollar and upwards received,  and current rate of interest allowed (at present  3 per cent per annum).  ���  ���  ���  &  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch,     f  uwumutiHussiffl  ^^usaws^^


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