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 #'���  ��  WOE. I.  NELSON,  B.   C, WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 15,   1897;  NO.  23.  THE NELSON ECONOfllST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C  D. Ml Carley. ; Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States. $2.00  If paid in advance. :. y  1.50  One Year to Great Britain    2.50  If paid in advance.. ..........-.,.-.. ..'���;........ ;���........ 2 00  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character -will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles. ���,  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  A novel site was witnessed on the streets of  Calgary the other  day���two stalwart   fellows  setting in a sled  drawn  by four   husky dogs,  practicing for a trip to  the  Klondyke.      The  huskies   did   all   that   could   be   expected   of  them, but the   drivers  showed  every sign of  novices in the matter of handling dogs.   They  were, however,  determined   to   overcome   the  difficulty,    and  no   doubt   succeeded.        The  drivers,  were two of  a   party of twenty-four  Britishers who are starting for the Klondyke,  and   that they mean to accomplish their task  is evident  from   their   business-like   preparations.      Not alone did they get their hands in  at dog driving,  but they  spent  some nights  on the prairie in their sleeping bags with  the  thermometer 30 degrees  below   zero.      They  intend making the trip overland, and are provisioning   themselves  for   twelve   months, so  that   should  travel  prove  impossible  at   any  stage oi the journey through  excessive snow  or frost or accident they  can  at least   form a  merry camping party until winter breaks. One  sturdy member of the party, with leather cowboy hat and spurs,  was observed to  gallantly  keep his seat on   a   half-frozen   broncho,   the  mercury hovering   about   25   degrees   below,  while a photographer was struggling to blow  enough heat into his hands to  take  the voy-  ageurs   photo.       There seems to be the right  material   for   success   in  this  party, which is  under the leadership of one Col.  O'Brien.  It is said that the militia department is considering a scheme for the organization of rifle  corps as part of the effective militia in southern British Columbia, to be recruited from  among the British subjects at Nelson, Sandon,  Rossland, Kamloops, Slocan City and other  points. If the rumor be correct, we do not  anticipate that there will be any difficulty in  securing a respectable number of volunteers.  Should trouble arise in any of our'.."mining,  camps at present there is no organized force  available to aid the civil authorities in maintaining law and order. With an effective  militia force to hand our people would feel a  greater degree of safety. Not that there is  any reason to anticipate trouble, but should  the occasion unfortunately arise, it would be  as well to be prepared for it. A military  training is eminently calculated to improve  young men, inculcating as it does good sound  discipline and other points of advantage. The  militia is a very popular service wherever  established in Canada, and there is no reason *  to suppose that the Kootenays will prove an  exception to the rule.  There  is great   rivalry  between   the   New  York World and the Morning Journal  as   to  which paper will discover the greatest freak.  The Journal   will   belch   forth   with  the announcement that  it  has   discovered   a  turtle  that walked 12,000 miles to Chicago,  and the  next issue of the World will contain  an interview between a reporter and a parrot.      This  rivalry is carrying both papers to lengths that  must be read to   be   appreciated.       The  last  issue of the World, it appears to  us,   has outdone its contemporary in giving the results of  the  investigations   of a man   who .claims   to  have   visited   Mars.        This   man   is  Joseph  Charles    Street,     and   that      he    is    something of a liar himself his remarks would seem  to establish.      Mr. Street is a Boston man, of  course, though of late he has   lived   in   New  York   City.       He   is   widely   known   among'  learned men in this country by   his   writings  on spiritualism, theosophy   and  other   occult  subjects.   Other men have for some time been  trying to commuuicate with   Mars and other  planets by means of telescopes,   and   Low ell  and Schiaparelli have made discoveries about  the   physical   surface   of  Mars,   though not  about its people.      Mr.   Street four years ago  threw aside all hopes   of  using these instruments to practical effect and set  out to devise  some means of direct communication   by   the  mystic knowledge acquired   from   theosophy.  He gave up his Boston home and went to the  Buddhist monasteries of India and Persia, and  the lamaseries of mystic Thibet,   source of all  occult theories.   He fixed upon the monastery  of the Samodi brethren in the precincts of the  temple near Bombay   as   the   best  territorial  station for a vacation trip to   Mars.      There  with  the   assistance    of   the   wise monks to  whom he communicated  his   desire,   he  discovered that it was as easy   as   rolling   off a  log, if he only went about it right, to launch  what   he   calls his Sense of True Selfhood to  Great Britain,  the   United   States and   other  places he had never had  time   to   visit.      All  this was merely by way of preliminary.    Mr.  Street's account of the people  and   plants  of  Mars   is sufficiently  marvellous.      He   found  himself without the faculty of  vocal speech ;  which was perhaps j ust as well, for the people  of Mars do not converse after our manner, but  flash   thought   from    mind to mind   without  necessity of direct communication.      The   inhabitants of Mars   are creatures   of  a   higher  plane of intelligence in many ways   than   we  are.     They have the same general shape, but  are   ugly;, indeed   positively hideous.       The  men are of a nearly uniform height of about  .8 feet,  their bodies entirely   devoid   of  hair.  They have no   beard,   no  eyebrows   or   eyelashes, and no hair whatever on their  heads.  The women are likewise   hairless   and   ugly.  The people all have red skins���not the copper  colored integument of our Indians, but a fiery  red-     Their  eyes   are round���not   oval   like  ours���and this   seems to enable them   to   see  five times as far as we can see.      They live in  families   as   we   do,    but  marriage   and   the  propagation   of children   are   carried   on  under   the   supervision of the State.     No man is  allowed to marry without the consent  of the  chief of his section, and any woman who gives  birth to more than three children is, with her  hushand, burned at a   stake.       Children   are  taken   care   of by their parents   until] seven  years   old,   after   which   the   government   instructs them until nineteen, at which time they  are allowed to return to their parents.      If it's  a capital crime in Mars for a woman to   have  more than three  children,   it's  a  wonder   the  planet doesn't become   depopulated,   for   Mr.  Street says the Martians are warring with each  other pretty much all the time,  appropriately  to their name.      They do not till the ground,  but live mainly on   meat and   on   fruits   that  grow wild.      They have  unimportant   manufactures,   mainly   confined  to   muniments   of  war,    the making of cloth and of  means   of  transportation.      For   they   have    pneumatic  tubes   instead   of  railways   and   cigar-shaped  boats that run  under water.      A   very   queer  planet is Mars,  for everything   there   is   red,  even   the   grass,    which   turns   to   yellowish  brown in its age.     There are canals for irrigation on Mars, but Mr. Street thinks that they  are too small to have been seen   by Schiaparelli's telescope.     For the past 500   years   the  people of Mars have  been   in  constant   communication with the inhabitants of the northern   half of Jupiter,   says   Mr.   Street.      " I  m  a  in  �������W����������iB^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Ii  visited the latter planet. It is divided by one  huge ocean into an upper and a lower hemisphere. The lower hemisphere is inhabited..by  a race of fierce, black giants eighteen feet in  height, with habits and way^s of living distantly^ resembling    those    of   the savages of  ...Africa.5.'-.'    .      '  It doesn't appear   as   if the  Journal   could  ��� beat the foregoing, but as it has already  demonstrated its capacity for high and lofty  piivarication, we will watch with some interest, as to how it will surpass Mr. Street's  communication to the World.  the   countries     in    the   international    postal  union, charge five cents.  Now that official investigation has demonstrated that Hudson's Bay^ .is-sufficiently; free  from ice for four months in the y~ear to . allow  of navigation, the project of building a railway  from Winnipeg to the head ofthe bay for handling the grain of Western Canada to Europe  S2 v.:is more feasible than ever. The American  .scheme of constructing a canal' in which to  bring ocean vessels up an elevation of some  600 feet into the interior ofthe continent is an  extravagant one as compared with the building  of 500 miles of railway over a level country to  reach a waterway 1,200 miles long to. .the Atlantic,'ready, rnade, and requiring no dredging  or locks.  Kaslo's citv debentures, amounting,- to  $i2,ooo for street improvements, have been  purchased by the Trust-& Guarantee Co., of  Toronto. This is the same concern, we be-  believe, with which the deal was made by the  Citv of Rossland and the by-law authorizing  which has been upset by Mr. Justice McColl  on the application of one ofthe principal ratepayers. It is to be hoped that Kaslo made a  better bargain than did Mayor Scott on behalf  of Rossland, and that there is no objectionable  feature in the agreement to which legal excepr  tion can be taken.  It is officially announced that on  and  after  the 1st January-Cnext,   the   letter   rate   will be  redoced    from    five cents   to   three cents  per  ounce to the Old Country.-     The question of  imperial    penny    postage   is   one   which    has  aroused a great deal of interest,   and was  discussed at   the   recent    conference   of  colonial  premiers with Mr. Chamberlain, and a resolution  passed declaring    that  " in   the   present  financial circumstances ofthe  colonies  it was  impracticable, although the prime ministers of  Cape Colony and Natal declared themselves in  favor of such a step."        Premier   Laurier   on  this occasion was evidently with the majority,  so that the announcenent of so substantial  a  cut in the postal  rates conies  as   a surprise���  agreeable it may be.       However   favorable we  may be to the lowering of the postage rate, we  cannot help asking is  it business  iu   this   particular instance ?       Canada  has   a three   cent  rate  within  the  dominion,   while   the   inland  rate in Great Britain and  the  United States is  only two cents.       The   Canadian   government  now    propose    to retain   the   three   cent   rate  within its own borders  and  reduce the   transatlantic   postage   to   the   same   figure,    while  Great Britain and  the   United  States,   and all  The Winnipeg Free Press says that those  ���who have friends in the Yukon country have  no occasion to be alarmed for their, safety during the winter, so far as the food, supply is concerned. This is'certainly-good'news; coming  as it.do.es at.a. time when from all other sources  the outlook is described as very', gloomy.. According to the Free Press, the Mounted Police  are taking in large quantities of provisions in  anticipation of a shortage at Dawson City,; and  will reach that place before January 1st. The  police are establishing- depots at regular, points  along the route from Dye'a, and any stragglers  on the road, who run out of provisions and  are unable to travel, will doubtless find succor  at these places. The . posts will be used as'  relay stations for mail carriers and govern-,  ment officials. It was decided, before Major  Walsh and his party set out, to take a supply  of provisions, but the matter was kept quiet,  in order to prevent people from rushing in at  an unfavorable time.  The    right of the   provinces   to confer the  title of Queen's   Counsel   upon   distinguished  members of the  bar has   been  established   by^  the Privy. Council.      The   attorney7  general of  the dominion held that such   honors   were not  within  the -.gift  of the  provinces,   while   the  attorney general of Ontario was equally' posi-,  tive that they- were.       Two   such   authorities  disagreeing, a test case was brought before the  Privy  Council-at  London,   Eug., .which was.  last week decided as above stated.    In rendering   this,  decision,   Lord   Watson,   with   his  associate law lords concurring, said he did not  entertain any   doubt   that   the   legislature   of  Ontario   had    ample    authority-    to   give   the  lieutenant-governor of the   province   power to  confer precedence by patent upon   such   members ofthe provincial bar as he  thought  fit to  select.      The ruling is a very  important  one,  and   if  the   right which  it  establishes be not  abused, it will be advantageous to the country*.  There is,  however,   the   danger  that   political  pull rather  than  legal   acumen,   may   secure  the much-coveted distinction,  and  thus   mark  the men who can sign O. C.   after their names  as political partizaus, not eminent jurists.  tal interest ��� ..but, as his worship's peculiar  views on matters in general, as ventilated in  the columns of that paper, do not coincide with  those ofthe citizens at large, the Tribune is,  but little sought after.       People should not be  ���coerced into reading a newspaper which is distasteful to them simply, to   find out   what the  ���"mayor is doing in their name. As has been  pointed out by other papers, there issomething  wrong in the manner in which municipal matters are managed in this city, and the apologies of the Tribune do not alter the fact. We  have paid out money for elevated sidewalks  that only once a week a pedestrian can be  found reckless ;"euough to' ascend ; indeed we  doubt if an Alpine climber would not feel safer  in making the ascent of his native mountains  than he would picking his way' up Mayor.  Houstcin's Hall street toboggan slide. But  what can you expect from men whose knowledge of municipal government and improvements is gathered from the monuments ofthe  mound-builder's. ? -'Of course"-the reply to .'thin,  article will be that new comers have not been  here long enough to appreciate the. wants of  the people.       Theyr have been in other places,  just the same.  In last week's. Economist it was pointed out  that in municipalities where the ward system is  liberally observed satisfactory- results do not as  a rule follow, and in this connection it was suggested, that if Nelson was to be divided into  wards, two would be ample. The Tribune  sneerhiidv infenrs us that such a division was  made over a mouth ago. We take this opportunity of making the fact public���Nelson has  been divided into two wards for municipal purposes-. This will be news to many, but it is a  fact nevertheless. It would be well that the  Mayor should occasionally take the public into  his confidence, and let them know what is  eoiiuv on. As soon as he decided to divide the  city into wards, he published, we believe, a  notice to that effect in the Tribune, a paper in  which he is supposed to have at least  a paren-  The Liberal platform, said to have been  adopted at the meeting ofthe so-called Liberal  Convention held in New Westminster on the  8th and oth of October; is net, meeting-'with  that particular kind of a reception that its promulgators hoped for. The Vancouver World,  which may be supposed to reflect the opinions  , of the Liberals on the Mainland, has washed  its hands of the platform and denounces it in  the following manner :���  " We have to declare that the publication in  question is not by any means the platform,   or.  the outline of it, which was read and  adopted  by the gathering as the production ofthe committee selected for the purpose of drafting what  was supposed   would  be an   acceptable   manifesto from the Liberals of this province to the  electors.       Contrary to the course usually followed, and   always pursued   by Liberals,   the  second    dayT's   proceedings    were-   held   with  closed doors, thus preventing   a proper report  of the proceedings being published.       After a'  wandering  in the.political wilderness by a few'"  of those selected to-amplify   the platform   and  others sitting thereon for over a period of .five  weeks,   the   result   of their deliberations was  given to a few of the papers, while others were  left out in the cold.   The poor, miserable thing-  called a platform   by no'means enunciates,   or  even makes an attempt at doing so,  the views  ol many of those who were present at the convention and took part in its proceedings."  At the banquet tendered the Governor General by the National Club in Toronto last  week. Hon. Edward. Blake was one of the  principal speakers, and expressed very decided  opinions on some of the leading questions of  the day. ' He did not see a gleam of hope for  imperial federation, he said, and this assertion  called forth a warm protest from some of those  present. Mr. Blake thinks th- t somethino-  more should be done by Canada towards  defence, and this, voluntarily-. It had been  suggested 'that the hon. gentleman would  again enter the political arena of this country,  but on this point he made himself auite clear  ���-^.^MMMwiiaMiiMm^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  avowing that he had no intention of adopting  such a course���that nothing conceivable could  induce him to do so. This was a keen disappointment to many of those present, who  were evidently under the impression that the  worthy gentleman was about to abandon the  Irish cause in favor of Canada.,  All reports to the contrary notwithstanding,  the Vancouver World, which is generally  regarded as being completely in the confidence  ofthe Liberal government, is in a position to  state that as yet no appointment has been  made to fill the vacancy on the bench of this  province caused by the resignation of Hon.  Mr. Justice McCreight. It appears, according  to the World, that Sir Oliver Mowat, prior to  his  appointment  as   Lieut.-Governor   of On-  ���������'���' ������������'��� C?-��  tario, had his attention drawn to the matter  through the many representations made to  him concerning the judicial situation in Vancouver, but the late Minister of Justice made  no recommendation to his colleagues constituting the Executive as to who should be  Justice McCreight's successor. Hon, Mr.  Mills is now giving the subject his most  serious consideration, and it is not probable  that a decision will be rendered for some time  yet. There are at least two candidates in the  field for the honor, but the World, like so  many members ofthe bar in British Columbia,  favors Mr. Gordon Hunter, of Victoria. The  World says :  "Some    favor    Mr.    P.    2&.    Irving   and  others    favor   Mr.   Gordon Hunter,    both of  Victoria.      That   these   have   a claim on the  government for the exalted office  will  not be  denied ; but from all we can learn Mr.    Hunter's   transcends   these of Mr.  Irving, and to  the people of this side of the mainland, clerical  as well as lay,   including  the  mercantile   and  business   community^,    the   selection   byr   the  government of Mr.   Hunter   would  be   quite  acceptable.      He is an   able,   capable   lawyer  who ranks high in his  profession,   as  well as  being a favorite with  his  fellow   practitioners  and the justices already  on  the  bench.      He  acted as Deputy Attorney-General   for   some  time   to   the   present   Chief Justice   and  discharged the duties of that   office   with   much  acceptance.        We   are   but   echoing   public  opinion when   we  state   that    Mr.   Hunter's  elevation to the bench, with residence in Vancouver, would be an extremely popular act on  the part of Hon. David Mills and the Laurier  Government.     It is stated that while there are  in    Vancouver  and   New   Westminster  legal  gentlemen thoroughly  well qualified   to   discharge the onerous duties which devolve upon  them, none are desirous of the position.     The  name of Mr. D. G. Macdonnell  has   been   frequently   canvassed  in    connection   with  the  vacancy^,    but   it is  now   stated  that he  has  decided   to   continue    in the   practice   of his  chosen  profession.       From a   party   point of  view Mr. Hunter has a right to be recognized.  But this does not always   follow   iu   making  appointments of this nature.     He has been an  active worker in the cause of Liberalism   for  some years back and at all times was one   of  the  first to lend   assistance,   personally   and  otherwise, to the political faith   he espoused.  Then   he   has expressed   his willingness and  readiness to make Vancouver his home.   This  we hope the government will insist upon as a  pre-requisite since the period has been reached  when   Vancouver should,  and   must,   have a  resident supreme court judge.      The interests   i  ofthe city, and county- of Vancouver, as well  as the -convenience of the public, doubtless,  will be! considered by the Minister of Justice  in making his recommendation."  No    one    will   deny   that   the   World   has  stated the  case   fully.     A   resident   judge   at  Vancouver is an absolute   necessity,   and   the  future must make/this   condition even   moret  imperatiye.    The Economist has no leanings  in the direction of the Liberal praty^,  but it  is  willing to go on record as holding the opinion  that the appointment   of Mr.   Hunter to   the  Bench, with   residence  at   Vancouver,  would  unquestionably have the effect of entrenching  the Liberal Government in the   confidence of  British Columbians. It would be a token to the  people that the government was determined to  maintain the high standing   of our judiciary.  Mr. Hunter has kept himself free from all  influences that would have  a tendency^ to prejudice the cause   of litigants.     Besides   being a  thorough lawyer, he has won the reputation of  being   honorable,   and   not susceptible   to  the  subtle   and   insinuating   influence    of lucre.  From a-politic  point of  view,   by   appointing  Mr. Hunter to the Bench the Liberal  Government wrould be bringing down two birds with  one stone���making   itself popular .in   British  Columbia and preserving the purity of the judiciary.  Respect for the law has always been a feature  of life in Western Canada, says the Winnipeg  Commercial, and criminal offences are few.   A  short time ago a highway robbery^ was reported  at Carberry, Man., and a few dayrs after a safe  robbery was reported at Lumsdeii,  Assa.       It  now turns out that the   reported sandbagging  and robbery^ at Carberry^ was a fake, while the  alleged  safe robbery   was   discovered    to   be  merely an error in bookkeeping, money having  been paid out that   was  not charged.       Thus  the good name of the west is vindicated.  It is not many weeks ago since  a contractor  at Ymir reported a nrysterious robbery of some  hundreds of dollars, which upon  investigation  were found to   have been hidden   away in his  cabin by himself.     On Thanksgiving Day last  the city clerk's office at   Nanaimo,   was   supposed to have been broken   into   and  several  important books and documents stolen therefrom.    The city as well as the provincial government offered rewards for such   information  as would lead to the  conviction   of the guilty  party, and a few days ago  the city clerk was  arrested, and is said to be a   defaulter   to  the  extent of $500 or $600, the missing documents  being important evidence  of his   defalcations.  Of late this practice of manufacturing crime is  becomiug altogether too prevalent.  A bill has been introduced in the United  States senate prohibiting the killing of fur  seals in the North Pacific Ocean. It is argued  that with such a law upon the statute books,  the administration would be in a better position than at present to ask other governments  to prohibit pelagic sealing. At the recent  conference in Washington it was held that it  would be advantageous to all parties concerned  that the killing of seals should be stopped for  one year at least, so that the herds might gain  in number. Should the present slaughter  continue; it is'only a matter of time when the  seal  will no longer  be  found   in   the   North  ���',i *^ .     . ,  Pacific,   and   thus   will be  killed  a very^ important and lucrative "industry, in   which   Canada is very largely- interested.      Our  hunters,  however,    claim    that   it   is on the   Pribydoff  Islands that the mischief is  being  done,   and  not in the open waters.       This   contention   is  partially conceded byr the United States authorities, and by way of establishing.their bona-  fides in the matter  they  propose   to   suspend  operations  at the   rookeries.       It   seems   improbable   that   any   action   that   can now be  taken will be in  time to   be   effective   during  the coming season, as already the sealing fleet  are preparing for a start.  The citizens of Kamloops are having trouble  over sewerage matters.     They are disposed to  defrays   the expenses   of a sewerage   system,  but, taking a wrinkle from the   muddling policy pursued in Rossland, they are not going to  have pipe laid and connections made until they  are satisfied that a proper outlet has been provided.     The original  intention was to   drain  into the Thompson River, but this is forbidden  by the   Provincial   Board   of  Health,  on   the  grounds  that the   waters would be   polluted  were such a course   adopted.     As an   alternative plan it was proposed to ernpty the  sewerage matter on   the Hudson's   Bay   Co's  flats,  and there haA^e it treated.    This would be  the  more scientific manner of dealing with the sewerage, but it would be the more costly.  Nelson  is somewhat in the same fix, but our sewerage  system is now almost completed and discharges  into the lake.     We possess an advantage over  our Kamloops friends in having a larger body  of water to empty into, which of course minimizes the evil.  A Vancouver contemporary tells of a New  Yorker who was in that clrny a short time ago  trydng to work up capital for the projection of  a bicy^cle tramway from the Coast to Dawson  City.     One would think if the scheme was at  all  feasible this enterprising gentleman would  have been able to secure a sufficient financial  backing   in    New   York,  unless,   indeed,   the  number of  fraudulent Klondyke   propositions  foisted  upon that   community has rendered it  impossible to -impose yret   another.       The proposal is to build the line on the stumps of trees  ���single track affair���with an overhead rail to  steady the car.     Up to this we were under the  impression   that the  Klondyke   craze and  the  bicycle craze   were two separate   and   distinct  afflictions.       We incline to the belief that  the  stumps   of trees,   wherever   found   along   the  route to the gold-fields,   will be   available   for  fuel for some time   to come,   and that  bicyrcle  enthusiasts must not be too impatient for a ride  over the new track to the Klondyke.  For the information of the Tribune, we  would remark most emphatically^ that the communication in this paper in which was  embodied several pertinent interrogatories  was not written in The Economist office.  '���i:i .���'  j If,,'  0. :  ii?  It  h  PM  n  f *'  {r'  m  j;  .is:*  1  11  I;  111  liil  lit  lit;  m  i:  if  Is: 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  CANADIAN SUCCESSES ON THE STAGE.  Canadians seem to possess a marked aptitude for success in all the various fields of  art. Filled with ambition , and energy^, the  sons and daughters of this northern country  have ventured and won. TbeyPhave now  frilly- demonstrated their . capacity for noble"'.'  effort and high attainment. Novelists or  musicians some have elected to become, others  to conquer with painter's brush or sculptor's  chisel, a number,to excel as poets and evam  gelists or actors. And they have done it.  The . dominion has ainbassadors in all the  various soheres of intellectual endeavor, and  in, all the leading centres ofthe world.    .  In the theatrical world few men in our generation have leaped so suddenly^ into popularity and .renown, in the greatest Metropolis  as has Mr. Frauklyn McLeay. On the night  of Januarys 5th, 1896, this y/oung Canadian  played c�� Nero " at the Lyric Theatre in Wilson Barrett's masterpiece, The Sign of the  Cross. Next morning the newspapers were  his trumpets and the people of cultured London were his admirers.  It was  at rather a   happy time   when   the  special correspondent called upon  him in  his  comfortable den���a room that  looks as .if it  might belong to any'genial Bohemian   with  a  , strong, belief iu.'the   inspiration   of disorder.'  The   chimes   in Westminster had rung  three  times since Big Ben  pealed out eleven.     Mr.  , McLeay^ had been  so   busy-, during the   clayr,  that the interview took place, by/ appointment,  after the evening performance.     A number of  dainty articles with  cards  attached, lying   on  the actor's desk   and   mantel,   were  meeting  with unavoidable observation, when  a   pretty-  little.clock tinkled out  twelve,   and   my' host,  modestly remarked that this was his birthday.  " You would not care to say- which one ?'' I  added, as he;opened another parcel.  He handed me the present: an exquisite  silver paper knife. The card contained the  words : " On his 19th birthday-."  " Now tell me something  about   y-ourself,"  coming soon to business,  '���' and your career."  " Well," he answered,   "the  first  thing   I  shall tell you is a fact  that  I  am   very proud  of."  tcThat is- ?"  "I was born a Canadian.      My home is in  Watford, Ontario."  " As yrou are noted for your scholarship, as  well as your histrionic gifts, it would be of  interest to know   where   your   education   was  obtained."  " I am glad to mention  that  my   collegiate  -.'-til      .   _,  training  ua���������5 was received at the Baptist College at  Woodstock. From there I matriculated in  1S84 into the University of Toronto."  McLeay's achievements are well remembered at 'Varsity. Making rapid progress in  learning and athletics, he won scholarships in  English, French and German, was elected  President of the Modern Language Club,  became a noted baseball and football playei.  carrviug off many prizes as a runner. In Ins  fourth ^ear at college he was offered and  accepted, the Modern Language mastership at  '.Woodstock- Collegiate Institute', a  position he  filled efficiently for two years.  "What led -you to adopt the  dramatic  profession ?" I next inquired.  "'The lectures   of Prof. David R. Key^s on<  Shakespeare   at   the   University  of  Toronto  filled   me   with   a   great   enthusiasm   for  the  dramatist.    While listening to his philological  ynd critical exegeses in the class room,   I   felt  .��� very often the  presence  of  souls   acting   and  re-acting one upon another.      After   the   tec-/'  uical foundation has been   laid,   the   poet   of  Stratford-on-Avon    is   a   study'" in : humanity-  more than in letters.  " While summering at -Grimsby'one vacation, I met the veteran tragedian, James E.  Murdock, and went with him to a lucrative  post in his School of Oratory^. I then' thought  that in a well-developed voice lay the means  of mirroring forth, those lights and shades of  fancyr which flit across Shakespeare's pages  like the changing lights on a hillside. While  lecturing in blue Boston, the attention of Mr.  Wilson Barrett was drawn to me. He made  me an offer to join his company." -  "Which was accepted?"  "No.���declined. But upon its being renewed six months after, I thought differently-,  and became a member of his forces in Liverpool."  " Where you made,y-ourdebut ?"  " Yes, in a small part in Claudian."  "I believe every   actor   has   parts   that   he  takes exceptional pleasure in playing.     Might  I .ask yours ?" .... , . -  . "The ' Bat' in Pharaoh."  " In which y^ou made y^our first great hit ?"  "So theyr sayr," smiling.  This is one of those characters that,  having  once   been    seen,    cannot   be    put    from the.  memory���so   replete   with   weird   power   and  pathos is .the mis-shapen   imp  by   McLeay^'s  magnetic.representation.     It lives.     The London press pronounced the ' Bat ' an   impersonation    that   no   other   actor   on   the  English-  speaking stage could approach, on account  of  the peculiar psy-chological requirements.  " You have other favorite parts ?"  "The ' Tetrarch ' in Claudian,   the  ' Deemster,' and the ' Bishop ' in   Ben-nny-Chree, the  'Ghost' in Hamlet, ' lago ' in Othello."  "I have read that some of the critics refer  to that as the truest Shakesperian performance  of this quarter of the century-."  " It is not wise to dispute the verdict ofthe  critics," he replied, " when it is in yrour favor.  But I have no hope of compassing- the   subtleties and profundities of ' lago ' for some y-ears  to come, if ever.      That character is the most  difficult of interpretation in literature."  " Now then, for ' Nero.' "  " It thrills me to represent  that  Emperor."  " As it does the  audience,"   I   interrupted,  taking up a scrap-book lying on the sofa,   " to  see and listen   to  the   terrible   monster.-      Pie  sends iu some large orders, you know."  The scrap-book  contained  criticisms on the  young Canadian's  impersonation  of " Nero,"  many of them suberbly illustrated, from   over ���  two   hundred  newspapers   and   magazines   iii  London.      They   were  chiefly   for  the orio-in-  ality of his conception and its' startling truth.  St. Paul's ranked him with Sir Henrys Irving,  and The Sketch placed him as the superior of  Gamier.     To be considered by^ the metropolitan journals to be equal to the leaders   of  the  English   and  French   stages   is   surely   high  praise.     Possessing the greatest respect for all  who have attained eminence  in, the  various  fields of art, he believes in neither discounting,  .nor-following:.any one else.,     Accurate  study-  of the great Roman monarch, immortal for his  infamy, is the basis of McLeay^'s portraiture.  Living   next   to    the    British    Museum,    he  searched carefully^ the pages of Suetonius and  Tacitus for historical data, and made a special  study   of   general   paralytics    in    Bethlehem  Roy^al Asydum for the insane.      His copy of  .'"'Insanity'and Allied Neuroses,".by Geo. H.  Savage,  M. D., F, R. C. P.,   is  well thumbed  and  marked.      No wonder his impersonation  is   so    convincing.     . It ' is   masterly7    because  scholarly.       Every,   detail   is  based on either  history^ or  science.      In a short time   he  has  won the approval of London as a leading man  to England's foremost author-actor. Who  can say what laurels are in store for this son  of Canada when he appears at the head of his  own conipairy? The stars in the dramatic  firmament are rapidly falling. Those astro-  lowers who look for srreater and more brillant  luminaries to take their place are turning  their telescopes in the direction of Franklyn  McLeay-.  When   the   Forty'-Second   Highlanders,   or  ���'.'Black  Watch,"   landed  in   Calcutta in   the  end of 1857, they were marched to the Scotch  Kirk on Sundays in their full dress, with kilts  and bonnets,  to the great   admiration   ofthe  public.     But the mesquitoes from a large tank  near the kirk smelt fresh   blood and   invaded  the sacred building and soon found their way  to the unprotected parts   of the  Highlanders'  legs, especially7 about their naked knees.    For  a while the men endured   it   bravely-.       Then  one soldier aud then another began to  slap   at  the rnosquittos, until so many of  them   were  fiercely slapping at their knees that the noise  drowned the preacher's voice and  he  stopped  his    discourse   so-  that    the    men   could   be  marched away to their barracks.  Away back in the seventies, when Fort Livingston  (which   was   to   miles   north of  Fort  ���Pelly)   was   the   head-quarters   of the N. W.  government,   and   also   of  the   N. W. M. P.,  Lieutenant-Governor   Laird    was   making   a  speech to the  Indians  of  that   neighborhood.  The Governor, who stood   six feet four, with  a slight bend in.'the back,   was   waxing   forth  with great seriousness regarding the treaty- to  be made.      The  Indians were greatly amused  and continued laughing when he was through  with his speech.      Chief  Cote  turned to the  H.   B.   Co.  Factor   and' remarked:. "He's  a  funny- man."     It appears Joe Favel, the interpreter, was intoxicated and had wandered  off  into a speech of his  own,   which  was  entirely-  different from what the Governor was saydng,  while the Indians had  supposed Joe was giving them a literal interpretation of the governor's address. \r  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  P*  LARRY'S LETTER.  W  Hogan's Alley, Dec. 11.  Dker Tim,���-Tis meself that's   fairly   moi-  dered this mortial minut,   an' all bekase ov a  little argumint some of the boys had the other  noight.,     They was trying   to prove  that St.  Andrew was a second cousin ov St. Patrick on  the father's soide, and that St.  Patrick's godmother-was an aunt of  St. Andrew's father's  mother-in-law.       Begorra, Tim,   but they7 got  them all so mixed up that meself couldn't keep  thrack   ov the discoorse,, an' to  make  things  worse, Casey  said that he   knew7 a family   ov  teif" that lived in the county Kerry made up ov  two mothers, four fathers,  won   grandmother,  six   sons, won   grandfather,   three daughters,  three  sisters,   six   brothers,   foive   husbands,  three aunts,   two nieces, seven uncles, six nephews,   two wives,  won   mother-in-law   only,  three sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law, won  father-in-law,, woii ������s'on-in-law,   six grandsons  and twcgranddaughters !      " Arrah what are  ye giving us ?"-   say7 Mickey Burns,   says   he.  " Do ye mane to say that   there wTas  only ten  iu the whole family ?"       "That's   all,"   says  Casey,   " for I knew every won ov thim���there  was only ten all-towld."       Wid   that Mickey  got the lend ov the loan ov a bit of chawk an'  begins to write down on the back ov the doore  the numbers, as Casey7 called them out.    Then  he added   thim all up,   and says he   to Casey;  say7s he,  "Casey7, I dont loike   to be after telling ye what I think ov ye,  for feard they'd be  a row in the house an' meself 'd  come out on  top, but yer   a man that   takes great   liberties  wid the truth.       If yer   frends   in the   county  Kerry had all them relations there was seventy  two ov thim there."   "That I moightn'tsin,"  says Casey7, sayrs he,   " if I'm not telling y7e the  truth, Mickey.     There was only ten  of us.     I  was three ov  thim   meself."       "How   many  lawyers was in the family ?" says Mickey, says  he, looking rale cross.   " If tis liars ye mane,"  says Casey, "I'd have ye know that we're all  dasent peeple, wid more respect  for the  truth  than you'll ever have  if ye live to   be as ould  as Mathoosalum."       Begorra,   Tim, but they  were nearly coming to blows, whin Billy7 Her-  ing steps out, an'   say7s he,   " Gmtlemen,   this  is a very sarious matter, envolving the reputa-  shun for verasity   enjoy7ed be   both   parties as  long as they've the honor of knowing   me and  visa-versa."      "Who's he?" stys won of the  boys.       "A   Latin   gintleman,"    says   Billy,  " that ye know nothing about, and niver heerd  tell ov   I suppose.      Dont   be vintilating  yer  igorance.       Now Mickey say7s   as how its impossible to have all thim relations in ten peeple  an' Casey say7s it isn't.       I howld wid Casey,  and I'll bet $5 wdd any7 man in the crowd that  he's roight."   " An' who'll decoide it ?"  says  Mickey.     " We'll lave it to Larry Finn," says  Billy,   " the best informed man,   bar none,  in  the whole Kootenay country7."       The  money  was put up, Tim���lots of it���and the case was  handed over to meself to   desoide.       Is it any7  wonder, Tim, I'd be moidered ?      I'm trydng  evir since to make 'd out, and the neighbours  say I'm going crazy bekase I'm talking in me   j  sleep every noight.     Couldn't ye help me, Tim  be hunting up won ov the county7 Kerry Caseys  an axing him all about it ? Axidents '11 happen in the best regulated families, an' maybe  this is won ov thim.  ' An' talking ov axidents   and well regulated  families, Tim, I'll be after telling ye what happened roight here the other day.       I was giving y7e   me own expariance on   the   ice    (bad  scrantto it) last week.       Well, Tim, before I  , rowld in to the bank,   an' whoile I was thawing out the ice   under  me,   waiting   for   some  won to pick me up, a gintleman an' lady7 was  skating around laughing at me loike the rest.  They7 were   having a good   toime   ov it,   and  whoile meself was sitting down against me will  ���no; the ice I mane-���I could heer all that was  going on.   They yvere strangers to won another  .''till'they: ���met on the ice,   and   the   gintleman  axed f he young lady if he   couldn't   help her.  Then they crossed hands an' began  frying   all  round, an' he towld her his name and she gave  him hers.   " Oh," says she, "I knows ye now.  Me father often talks about ye.   Dont ye know  me father ?''     " Ov coorse I do,'' says he,;. for  everybody  in town knows   him to  see an'   be  name, too, the same as this gintleman,   but he  niver   spoke a word   to the   ould  man,   who  wouldn't know him from Adam.    Well,  Tim,  as soon as the skating w-as over the young man  went to see the lady home, an' w7hen they got  there say7s she   to him,   say7S   she,   "Wont ye  come in ?       Me father '11   be glad to   see ye."  Thinking that the ould man 'd  know him,  in  he goes, an' takes a sate be the young woman  on the sofea.     Soon after the ould man hisself  come in, an' seeing the stranger wid his daughter he gave a cross look, an' says he, " Who's  this y7e've got wid ye," say-s he.   "That's Mr.  Muldoon," sayrs she   (we'll call him   Muldoon  for convainance,  Tim).       "That's   not   Muldoon," say7s the father, say7s he.       " I beg y7er  pardon, I'm Muldoon,"   says the young   man  says he, flushing up.       "Yer   not Muldoon,"  says the ould man.       "There's   only7 won   ov  that name in town, an' I knows him."     " Oh,  y7e desaiver," says the daughter, say7s she, "to  be after telling me that   y7er the   Muldoon me  father knows."   Faix, Tim, twas getting purty7  hot till the explaination   come���he   was  Muldoon's brother, an' twas the relationship saved  his bacon.    " Yer not a bit loike yrer brother,"  say7s the father.       " Well   y7e   see,"   sayrs the  stranger, " We're a big family ov boy-s, an' we  cant all have   the good   looks������"    " ov yrer  young brother," says the ould man,  say-s he.  In skating around on a good sheet of ice,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack,  Every one vows that the sport is so nice,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack;  He may cut all the figures, and do it with ease,  What looks to be pleasure tends only to tease.  His blood warmly coursing seems really to freeze,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack'.  But when a young lady will call for his a  To help her along, there's a positive char  In gliding around, and no sign of alarm  When a fellow is on the wrong tack.  What desperate chances one's likely to take,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack ?  He'll willingly make some lamentable brake,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack,  He'll be his own brother, and playing that role  His relative's good looks and virtues'extol,  Till he'll find he's severely been left in the hole,  When a fellow is on the wrong tack.  Here's to ye, Tim, till next week.  Larry Finn.  FROM   THE  PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)'  The hack stand 011 Government street is  still the cause of trouble. The hackmen say  that the stand has been so used since 18S6,  and claim that if they- are moved off Government street their avocation is gone. For  many7 years past the war has raged between  the hackmen and the citizens as to this most  unhappy7 standing place.. It is on the narrowest section of the busiest thoroughfare in the  whole city, and very materially7 interferes with  traffic.: Of course the men argue that they  have as much right to be there as the street  tramway7, and now that the electric car people  are about to double track the street, it looks  as if the hacks will have to go. Few will  regret their departure or hail their arrival at  any7 other point which may be selected for  them.  Of the recently7 incorporated cities of the  interior, Rossland appears to stamp itself as  the one which, from the municipal standpoint,  has least to be thankful for. In Nelson y7ou  appear to get along pretty7 well, or your people  do not take a sufficient interest in the public  affairs of y7our city7 to supervise the actions of  your mayor and board of aldermen. Whatever the merits or demerits of Rossland's city7  fathers be, they���seem to be , always in hot  water. Mr. Justice McColl's decision, quashing the recent $50,000 bydaw-and; setting aside  the bylaw authorizing agreement "A," which  directs that the sinking fund and interest be  handed over to the Guarantee Loan & Trust  Co., of Toronto, is certainly7 a hard slap at the  council. I am informed that steps are being-  taken to upset the two bylaws authorizing the  raising of $15,000, which the Rossland property holders passed a couple of weeks ago.  The special jury7 have dismissed the action  of Harris vs. Dunsrnuir, heard before Mr.  Justice McColl. This was an action for the  recovery of commission and expenses for the  alleged sale ofthe Wellington mines, in which  a previous jury7 awarded the plaintiff $18,000,  but a new trial was ordered. In the year  1891 Mr. Harris was entrusted with the sale  ofthe mine, he to receive 5 per cent commission. There was, however, an upset price  fixed by7 Mrs. Dunsrnuir, and this figure Mr.  Harris failed to secure, owing, he claims, to  delay- on the part of his clients. A great deal  of interest was manifested in the case.  Despite the fact that every steamer from the  north brings news of the great hardships  being endured in the Yukon country^ and predictions of famine in Dawson City, the Klon-  dy7ke fever still rages here. As soon as the  season opens there will unquestionably be a  great exodus to the gold fields, even though  the worst anticipations be realized as to the  fate ofthe crowds now in that country7. Even,  now people are arriving here to prepare for an  early7 start.  Beacon Hill.  iti  I  ���M'  ���m.  f  ���m  I?,,  w.  Ki  I n  I  A  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  liquors  which  they  can recommend. * THE /NELSON. ECONOMIST  THE CITY-.GOLJNCIL.  At the, weekly meeting of the city; council  on Monday7, Mayor Houston presided. Aid.  Teetzel, Malone and Hillyer. and City Engineer McCulloch were present. ���  a /The committee appointed re. the organization of a fire department recommended that  $2.56.be paid members for each drill attended,  that $25 be paid the hose company first to  turn on- water at a fire, and $12 to the: second  company ; that equipments for eighteen men  be at once procured, that another thousand  feet of hose be supplied, and that certain improvements be made at the fire hall.  v;The report wras adopted, without discussion.  :vi.'isf-. J. Flint wrote asking to be appointed  city; bill poster.  ,-j The mayor said that Flint should take out  a license the same as any other business man.  : /A letter was read from the secretary ofthe  Columbia & Kootenay asking on what terms  the city would supply7 the company with  water. At present they would require from  4000.to .6000 gallons per day, but later on a  much larger quantity would likely be needed.  They would be prepared to pay from eight to  ten .cents per thousand feet, provided a water  main be laid, at the cost ofthe city, up to the  company's reservoir. /  dThe   letter   was referred   to   the   Board  of  Works.  City Solicitor Elliott reccmmerded that  whatever the council considered a fair sum as  compensation to the Nelson Land and Devef  opmetit Co. for the reservoir and flume running through their property, should be lodged  in court. This might be the means of saving  tiie city7 the cost of arbitration.  '" The^ mayor said that the company had  agreed to take $700, but went back on their  agreement.  --It was decided to lodge $750 in court in  settlement of the claim.  /W:" G. McLean & Co., waterworks contractors, wrote offering to dispose of their  tools and pipe oh hand, their coitract now  beiiig'practically7 finished.  Referred to the Board of Works.  " All. Hillyer drew attention to the dangerous  condition of the thoroughfare at the corner of  Latimer and Stanley7 streets, and the mayor  was authorized to have the road levelled up.  Police Magistrate Crease and Captain Reid  were appointed returning officers for the corning municipal elections.  Bills amounting to $655.56 were presented  and passed, and having disposed of some routine business the council  adjourned.  ��� It is said that the printers of New York will  go out on strike in January if the employers  do not consent to a nine-hour working day.  It is said that $10,000 worth of railway7  tickets were stolen during the recent fire in  the immigrant buildings on Ellis Island, New  York.  The New York Board of Trade and Merchants' Association of Boston have passed  resolutions favoring better relations with  Canada.  LOCAL AND/PROVINCIAL..  The East Kootenay Miner says it is about  time Golden was incorporated.  E- P. Suydam, a prospector from Greenwood, suicided at Rossland on Saturday.  The wife of Col. Prior, M. P., died at Victoria on Thursday last, after a long illness.  W. J. Hendron, while out duckshooting at  Rock Bay, Victoria, on Saturday, wTas  drowned.  The Women's Council of Victoria are starting a crusade against the nickel-in-the-slot  machines.  The Kaslo cityr council have passed a food  adulteration by-law. There is to be no more  adulteration of food in Kaslo.  Mr. McLean, ofthe Kootenay Lake Saw  Mill Co., is up the Kootenay river making log  contracts for the .coming year.  C. W. McAnn, barrister, is likely to be  nominated as a candidate for the mayoralty of  Kaslo at the.coming elections.  The twenty-second annual dinner of the  B. C. Pioneer Society was held in Victoria last  week, and was a great success,  Five arc lights are-to be put in position for  the lighting up of the city of Grand Forks.  When will Nelson see an arc light ?  The city council of Kaslo propose to sell the  present municipal buildings and have a more  convenient and pretentious city hall. /  The Rossland Board of Trade has recommended the city7 to promptlyr secure a title to  the surrounding streams, so as to be in a position to use-them.  The people of Ashcroft in public meeting  assembled, have declared that the easiest  route to the Klondy7ke is via Ashcroft and  Telegraph Creek.  W. Barley, a native of Lancashire, Eng.,  who has a ranch six miles from Quesnelle,  was found dead on the road near his  home last week, in a snow storm.  Engineer Cranston, of the C. P. R., has  moved his camp from Elk River to Moyde  Lake. Mr. Cranston has accomplished some  great work in the Elk River district.    .  The New Denver wagon road, which was  completed last fall, is blockaded by7 slides  caused by7 the recent rains and snow. There  is little likelihood of its being reopened this  winter.  The municipal elections of Vancouver will  probably7 turn on the music hall problem.  Those for and against the music hall are  extracting pledges from the candidates.  A petition is being circulated requesting  that F. G. Fauquier, mining recorder and constable at Nakusp, be made gold commissioner  for the North Kootenay riding, with headquarters at Revelstoke.  At the Diocesan Symod held in Victoria last  week it was proposed to change section four  of the canon on parochial organization so as  to    allow7   ladies to  become   members   of the  vestry.        The motion   was   lost,   15   voting  against and 13 for.  A remarkable snow slide escape is reported  from the Porto Rico mine, near Ymir. Jack  Chesmith fired a blast starting a slide that  overwhelmed and carried him down the mountain side. His friends at once began to dig for  him and after three quarters of an hour dug  him out feet first from under four feet of snow,  comparatively uninjured., Jack-is well known  in Nelson.  The C. P. R. have issued a circular to their  employees making it necessary for trainmen  and engineers to take sufficient rest at divisional points; They7 must 'not start out from  the divisional point to which they7 belong  unless they are perfectly fresh and fit to make  the round trip without rest, if necessary ; but  in no case must they leave any divisional point  unless prepared for at,least twelve hours' ser-:  vice.  In connection with the supplying of coke to  the Trail and Hall mines  smelters,  it is  said  that about fifty tons.per_ ���.day  is  shipped from  Vancouver.    To meet the  requirements   of a  growing business, a special   steamer   190  feet  long,  is being built, in  which to convey the  coke from the furnaces at Union.     On  arrival  with  her cargo,  twelve cars may be  run on  board, and there loaded for the smelters,   thus  affecting a  considerable  saving  in  both time  and labor.  The town of Golden is threatened with --a-  serious flood, to avert which the most stre-  no'us efforts are being put forth. .. A. channel  about a mile long has been cut up the Kicking  Horse, through solid ice, which it is expected  will give relief to the pent-up wvaters., . A  large staff of men are constantly at work keeping this channel clear, but despite their efforts  the old town is fairly well flooded. Should  the thaw continue there is every7 reason to  apprehend danger.  The date of the annual convention of the  Mainland Teachers' Association has been  fixed for January 3rd and 4th. The meeting  will take place on this occasion in, Sullivan  Hall, Vancouver, and an excellent programme  has been prepared, including papers ,ori subjects of interest to those engaged in educational work, addresses by prominent speakers,  recitations and vocal and instrumental music.  A large attendance is expected, as officers will  be elected for the ensuing year and committees  appointed to carry on the work of the  institute.  GENERAL NEWS NOTES.  The 3-cent letter rate to the Old Country7 is  to take effect on January 1.  A large number of miners are leaving the  Transvaal country for the Yukon.  Ex-Empress Eugenie is contemplating publishing the life of her husband, the late  Emperor Napoleon III.  It is stated that Judge Routheir, of the  Superior Court, will succeed Mr. Mackintosh  as Lieutenant Governor ofthe Northwest.  A,  >��imMwmmmummsmmmmmam^MmmSm^mi,'.i,"- ^^i'S^.'S'-J^aj^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  MINING   NOTES.  The Athleston claim, in the Boundary country has been bonded for $15,000.  An average of 20 tons per day are being  shipped by the Silver Cup, in the Trout Lake  district.  Mining operations are active in the vicinity  of Golden, and several new mineral claims  have been staked.;  A number of placer claims are being wrorked  on Lardo Creek, near Trout Lake City, and  with good results.  / The ore houses at the Payne mine, near  Sandon, are nearing/completion, and will considerably faciliate the working of the property.  A contract has been made between the Black  Diamond  and   the   Highlander   Concentrator  .-and work at  running  through the  ore   commenced under the new terms.  The Perth Syndicate,Ltd, has been formed in  England, with a capital of ^10,000, The company will operate in this province, with head  offices at Wild Horse Creek.  L.Davis, of London, Eng., mining expert  of the North Star Mining & Development Co.  of Ottawa, is now in British Columbia looking  over certain properties with the view of acquiring same for his company.  The Enterprise, two and a quarter miles  from Hall's Siding, is a free milling proposition and assays $144 to the ton in gold. The  owner, R. J. Turnbull, expects it to turn out  equally as well as the Fern mine.  The Bright Prospect Gold Mining and  Development Co., comprising the Northern  Light group, has been stocked for half a  million dollars. The officers are : John Dor-  sey, pres.;H. M. Vincent, vice-pres.; H. R.  Bellamy, mgr. director; G. L. Robinson,  secretary ; James Lawrence, treasurer; C. A.  Waterman, trustee. Some fine samples from  a five foot ledge, fifty feet deep, were brought  into town last week. A night and day force  are at work on the property.  Mr. John Henderson, the well-known   mining man, was in town on Monday, en route to  Golden.     He had   come   from   Ymir, and   reports that the New Brunswick is going   ahead  in great shape.     The tunnel is in   ninety feet,  and is encountering the same lead as the Dundee.     The   Flying   Dutchman,   on    Murdoch  Creek, about thirty miles from   Golden, has a  quantity of shipping   ore   in   sight.     The adjoining claim is bonded to an   English   syndi-  cate for $45,000.       The   Lincoln   Group,   on  Beaver Creek, owned  by7   Mr. Henderson and  J. Knouf, is being developed.  A cablegram announces that the prospectus  of the long talked of British-American Corporation was issued in London on Saturday. The  capital is ^1,500,000 sterling. One million  pounds of shares is now offered at par, the issue being limited to the shareholders of the  London and Globe Finance Corporation. The  directors are the Marquis of Duffer in and Ava,  Lord Loch,   Hon.   C. H.   Mackintosh,   Lieut-  Tiie only place where you can buy a bottle of  first-class liquor at a reasonable pri^e is at the >-el?onWine Co. *  Governor NvW:T. ;������ Mr. Edward A. Hoare,  one of the directors of the Bank of British  North America ; and Mr. Whitaker Wright,  a well-known London financier. The corporation has secured the Le Roi and Josie mines,  as well-as eight other well-known Rossland  properties, and some at Nelson. It also secures  as a going concern the Alaska Commercial  Company7, with the townsite at Dawson City7,  and claims on the Bonanza, Eldorado, Bear,  and other Klondyke creeks. c  LOCAL NEWS.  PERSONAL.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. have established a  branch in Nelson. ,': "* ���  Herman Knorr and Margaretha Rohland, of  Deer Park, were married in Nelson on Monday7 by Rev. R. Frew.  Water was shut off for some hours on Saturday afternoon while alterations were being  made in the water main at the corner of Baker  and Hall streets.  During the past week several tons of powder  have been shipped from the powder magazine  for the blasting operations now being carried  on in the neighborhood of Moyde Lake.  Hon. F. W. Peters, late Premier of Prince  Edward Island, how of Victoria, was recently-  made a beneficiary member of the I. O. F. by-  J. H. Falconer, D. S. C. R. for the order.  The non-arrival of certain fittings in connection with the public waterworks, is delaying the completion of the sy^stem. Several  weeks ago the goods were reported as being  side-tracked at Winnipeg.  The horse attached to Joy's bakeryr wagon  took fright on Monday afternoon on Vernon  street, and in his mad career upset the wagon  spilling the bread about. He was captured  near Hall street and again put into harness.  Upwards of one hundred men have left town  during the week to engage in railway7 construction on the Crow's Nest Pass line. The  steamers leaving Nelson are having a full  passenger list, chiefly7 made up of railway-  laborers.  A boom of logs, floating between the city7  wharf and that of the C.P.R., burst on Sunday during the storm, and were scattered all  along the water front. A gang of men were  engaged on Monday and again yesterday7 collecting the logs.  A public meeting in the interests of the Independent Order of Foresters will be held in  the Methodist Church here to-morrow evening  at 8 o'clock. Addresses will be delivered byr  J. H. Falconer and G. L- Lennox, D.S.C.R's.  Mr. James Lawrence will occupy7 the chair.  Public cordially7 invited.  Vice-President Shaughnessy ofthe C. P. R.,  emphatically denies the reports that the men  engaged on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway  have been ill treated. The government have  decided to appoint a commission to enquire  into the charges. This ought to satisfy7 the  public.  P. Burns is In the city from Rossland. *  J. A. Mara, of Kamloops, is in the city7.    .-,  T. Elford and R. J. Knott,  of Victoria,   are  in the city7.  Hector McRae,  of Ottawa,  was in   Nelson  on Monday.    ; ':���      v'  Charles   R.   Hamilton   and   Alex   Dicky of  Rossland, are in town. .;">  J.    H.    Falconer,    Deputy7 Supreme    Chief  Ranger, I.O.F., is in town. //>  YMIR.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  Notwithstanding the winter season, our': city  continues to show signs of considerable  activity. Several pack trains may be seeii  almost every day7 corning and going between  the different mines near the camp. -    :  Some important transfers  of property  have  been effected during the  past  week.      One of  the most important is that of McLeod's Hotel."  This leading  house   has   been   purchased   by7  Mr.  Philbert,  discoverer of  the   Ymir   mine,  and who recently resided in Nelson. : '."'���  Judging from the amount of freight now1  being shipped to this place, our local merchants must be doing a good business.  Mr. L. N. Kneelands, of this camp, has  been appointed agent at the Frontier Station,  on the Red Mountain railroad.  One of our worthy7 J.   P's, Mr. A. B.   Buck-  worth, has gone to   his   home   in   Hamilton,  Ont., for a Christmas  visit.       The  "Judge"  wdll    extend     his    trip   to    New7    York   city,  and    be   absent    for   a month.       It may   be,  that he will  combine   business with  oleasure  A.  as he is interested in several   good   properties  here.  A good deal of snow continues to fall here,  but the air is mild. A snowslide at the Porto  Rico mine made things rather interesting for  a time in that place. One ofthe men working  there was caught in it, and rather badly, cut  about the face. He was brought down here ���  to have his wounds dressed and is doing well.  Try a ^otllc of the veison Wine Co'-' ���',-<";*o\vn ;-(���(-;-���!  Four more members have been added to the  bar of the province���W. R. Ross and. H. W.  Herchmer, Fort Steele ; G. S. McCarter, Golden ; and C. W. C. Tabor, Vancouver. The  quartette were presented byr Sir Henry7 Crease.  A batch of fifteen convicts from the Provincial Penitentiary7 left New Westminster last  Saturday7 to be placed in the Stony7 Mountain  and Kingston penitentiaries. The provincial  institution is overcrowded. It has accommodation for hut 102 convicts, but for several  months past there has been an average of 116  confined there.  Fifty7 three of the claimants for damages  resulting from the Point Ellice Bridge disaster  at Victoria, have made an offer to the city7 to  submit all the cases to any one of the judges  of the Supreme Court as arbiter. The offer  was submitted to the mayror and board of  aldermen, who decline to act in the matter,  and say they will leave it to be decided by  their   successors,   who come   into  office  next  t-ii.  ���<������;  ���n  i:. ? 1  II  m  //  ill  is  Hi  :>��;v  fi:  TZTttE^rfV^tt^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Canada is a land of happy home  life. It is often objected that the  Canadian woman is too much absorbed in. her household duties ;  that she lays aside her music and  other accomplishments after rnar-  riasfe and does not continue to " im-  prove her mind." There is truth  in the criticism, the New York  Tribune believes. Lmiited means  and many responsibilities sometimes  compel the sacrifice: but, on the  other hand, some Canadian women  are notably7 good housekeepers and  find time for mental culture. Canadian girls now attend the Univer-  sity7-extension courses.  The Canadia:i woman has not yet  made, many7 contributions to literature. The works of Agnes Machar,  of S. F. Harrison, of Sara Jeannette  Duncan, author of." A Social Departure " and other books, and of  Lily Dougal, author of '"' Beggars  all" and '.'What Neccessity  Knows," have earned reputations  bey7ond the borders ofthe Dominion.  The Canadian girl is permitted  more freedom than her English  cousin, and- she ���uses this freedom  without abusing it.  The Canadian girl at home knows  how to enjoy7 herself. In winter she  goes skating, siowshoeiug, sleighing  and to tobogganing parties, and. she  delights in dancing, music and private theatricals. In summer she  rows, rides an d s wims. Sh e s pends  much time out of doors at picnics  and in "camping out." A married woman must accompany the  camping party7 as chaperon ; but, if  possible, the girls chocse one whose  spirits have not b^en much weighted  by household cares. The fact that  the girl must sometimes do her  share of the work of a household  does not interfere with her amusements. She disposes of her work  and is free for her play/  She can often " swim like a"fish."  A y7ouug man and his betrothed  were on a vessel that took fire.  While the girl looked for means of  escape for herself and others, the  man dashed past her and leaped  overboard. As he sprang he exclaimed, as if suddenly7 reminded of  his responsibilities,  "Joan you  can  every one knows that what Miss  Audrey7 savs she will have she will  have!"     '.'/-"  " Miss Audrey !" The father  shuddered. Was it possible that  his young daughter, Audrey7, was  two miles from shore in an outrigger���a frail shell in which a  practiced oarsman, only would be  comparatively safe in that rough  water'? Miss Audrey7 reached shore  safely7. 'She-was disturbed by7 her  father's anxiety7 but greeted him  with apparent unconcern.  "T had no idea that I should  cause a sensation," .,< she said.  '' Hanlams sister rows an outrigger,  and if any7 other woman can why7  shouldn't I !" But the adventurous  spirit of youth is now subdued and  transformed to a force which often-  enab-ed the sedate matron to cope  with many- difficulties.  In early- spring of the yrear of the  northwest rebellion,   a   young   married woman, who had been brought  up in a luxurious home'in Ontario,  was   alone   in   her   prairie   cottage  with two babies.     It was necessary7,  for her to convey7 some information  to   a   household   four miles  away7,  and there was not a  white  woman  bet wee n her and t h at house.   -She  harnessed   her   horse   and   set   out  with   her   babies.      There    v. as    a  bridge over a small  lake, or   pond,  but   an   Indian  stood  on ��� it.     She  thought the horse would shy at him,  so tried   to   drive  across the pond,,  supposing the ice would bear  the  weight.      About   the   middle    the  horse   broke   through.      He   extricated himself, overturned the sleigh,  got   loose   and   ran   off. .   Carrying  both children and wading   through  snow waist high, the young woman  made her way7 to her destination.  Far from being disheartened by7  her adventures, she said: "Of  course I was anxious about* the  horse and the children, but I had  to sit down in the snow and laugh  when I wTondered what my friends  at home would think if they7 could  see me with one baby7 hanging-  round my neck and the other tucked in my- skirts."  Despite the rigors of winter and  the heat of summer,   the  Canadian  notice:  swim!" Joan swam.. She struck j woman has generally-a good consti-  out boldly for the shore and ar-jtution. She suffers less dyspepsia  ���rived  there.     The  young man met j than   her   American   neighbor,   for  her and offered his congratulations.  They were received coldly���so coldly- that he went hotel ward to warm  himself. Joan is still single. The  man was not a Canadian.  The ��"irl is   generally  brave  and  sometimes  recklessly  venturesome.  she takes more outdoor exercise  and less pie and hot bread, but she  is not so robust iu appearance as  her British cousin. As a rule, unless she is personally interested in  some statesman, she takes little interest in politics and is not as  well  A girl of 16 years excelled as an j informed on political questions as  oarswoman. One day her father, I the English woman or the Ameri-  returniug from his ' office, saw a | can'. But, though not a politician,  crowd on the bank of the lake and- i she is a patriot. She has a strong-  went to ascertain the cause.. In the j family   attachment   to   the   mother  distance was a dark line that suggested an outrigger cutting its way-  through the rough water.  " Why7 did you let her have it ?"  asked the excited young man ofthe  builder,    who   had   boats ��� for   hire.  .: " She. said she. must have it,   and  country and  to   existing   relations  and   looks    with  disfavor    on   any!  su��-o-estion of severance.  </> o ;  Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for nervous debility. The medical profession recommend it ; if-1.25 per quart bottle at the Nelson  Wine Co. *  To Seach & Brown, Plasterers, Nelson, B. C. :  Take notice, that on the 6th day -of December instant, J. A./Sayward. millowner, commenced action 'against you in the County  Court of Kootenay, holden at Nelson, to recover the sum of Sjui74'.64 for goods sold and delivered to you and an amount due by you to the  Lawrence Hardware Company, assigned by the  said company to the said J. A. Sayward. And  further take notice that by order of His Honor  Judge Forin, dated the 9th day of December  instant, it was ordered that, service of the  plaint and summons in the said action be effected by posting a copy of the order plaint  and summons in the Nelson Postoffice, addressed to Seach & Brown, Nelson, B. C, by  y>osting a copy of the said plaint summons and  order in the Tiall of the Court House in the  City of/Nelson, 13. C, and by publication of this  notice for two issues'of the" Weekly Economist  newspaper.. And ".further take notice, that by  the said order you are allowed ten days to appear in the said action, and that in default of  your sd doing, judgment,, may be entered  against you by default.  Dated this 9th day of December, 1897.  " '       ���   ��� .J. A. Airman,  Mara Block, Nelson, B.C.  .���  ��� . : Plaintiff's Solicitor.  TO    THE . REGISTRAR'.  OF     JOINT  COMPANIES, VICTORIA.  STO C'K  Sir���-Notice is hereby given that the Byron  N. White Company (Foreign) intend changing  the situation.ofilieir registered office in this  Province from the'City of iselson to the Town  of Sandon, in the District of West  Kootenay.  Such change to take effect 011 the first day  of January, 1898.  Dated this 27th dav of December, 1897.  BY R O N   N.* WII I/I E COMPANY,  , ������A ,    By J. Hoyt Smith,  b^ron n. white.co. J Secretary  "Unpaid taxes within  the  municipal  limits  of thea-ities of Nelson aiict x-vossiarui."  " As provided by the Speedy Incorporation of  "Towns Act, 1897, a' rateable portion of the  " real estate taxes within the municipal limits  "of the cities of Nelson and Bossland for' the  " year 1897, is payable to the respective muni-  " eipalities. In order that the Provincial as-  " sessmen't roll may be closed, in so far as re-  " lates to property assessed within said cities ;  " notice is hereby given that unless alL arrears  " of taxes due and payable on said property  " are paid to the undersigned at Kaslo, on or  " before the 30th day of November, 1897, the  " lands and property against which taxes are  " then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ai-  " corciance with the provisions of tax sales un-  ". cler the Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this 4th dav of October, 1897.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in. accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my-office, at" Kaslo, B. C." Assessed  taxes are collectible at the following rates,  viz. :���  Four-fifths of one p>er cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  Ho much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when tho same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent.  Three per  wild land.  If paid  on  1897 : .        .   .  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon-such excess'of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one' per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  . Two and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,       ' ���  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  /'John 'Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo. B. C, 2nd September. 1897.  cent,  on    the assessed   value   of  or   before   the  30th day of  June,  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter  of-the Nelson/Sawmill   Com-  j pany,.Limited.���������.    ;  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897,'appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city Of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th day of October, 1.897. ' *  E.-T. Ii. Simpkins,  Deputy District Registrar at Nelson,  British  Columbia.  Motice   of   Application to   Purchase   Land.  ' Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to'apply'to the Chief Commissioner .'of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land,situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek';  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south,-then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 100  acres more or less..   ��� ; :  David McCreati-i.  Nelson, September 1st, 1S97..  PJotice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  U. B.���L. 2018, G. 1���Mineral claim'.    ���  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.    .  Where located:���About one and one half  miles west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway at Hall's water tank. <. ake notice that  1, W. A.Macdonald, acting as agent for W. H.  Sherrod, Free Miner's '��� Certificate No. 81993,  intend sixty days from date hereof, to-apply'to  the Mining'Recorder for a Certificate -of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of September, 1897.".'  W. A.  MAci ONALD.  T. S. Gore.  I-I.  Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  iQRE,.:Bl)hhi:i & ����.,  Provincial   and' Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining-  Crown   Grants and Abstract of'Tis!e to Mineral. Claims, &c.  f^ELSOr-a,   -    -��� -    British. Columbia  ���*#  BMW  %J a! 11  Mi C1M  TCH  anion an  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Ooo. Custom Hause9 We" '  1  -4  s 7.  12 ��i  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other- streets.  Residential lots and bouses  tor.sa'.e in addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   WeJson  t  &  For Ovsters in  anv stvle.  Clam ���%.-  Chowder,   Short   'Orders.     The   *  best   Coffee   in town.    Next   to  Tremont Hotel, Baker street.  25   Years'    Practical    Experience.  Office Ward St., near Court House. Nelson, B. C.  Washing and Ironing Very good.  Clothes called for and delivered.  Laundry���Victoria   Street^ Rear  of Fire Hall.  ���;r THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT STORIES.  , Tradition hands down an awful  break made by a well-meaning  American gentleman, who, in his  embarrassment, genially assured  Pope Pius the Ninth that he had  had the pleasure of a presentation  to his father, the late Pope, many  years before.  They tell in Kamloops a distressing and 3ret a funny tale of a dog.  It was a fine Scottish deer hound,  and it belcnged^to Admiral Palliser,  who had it with him when,   writh  Mrs./Palliser,  he   was  staying at  Cherry Creek.    A hunter who  was  in   the   district   shot   the   hound,  thinking it to be a timber wolf, and,  what is ludicrous, he took the  ears  of the dead  hound to the  Government office and received the bounty  due on wolves !  audibly :     ��' Well, by Jove !  Wales gave him his shirts !"  And  Dr. Johnson believed in the exchange of pre-rnatrimonial confidence in regard to disagreable  matters, so he told the widow whom  he afterward made his wife that he  was of humble extraction, that he  had no money, and that one of his  uncles had been hanged. The  sensible woman responded cleverly  that she had no more money than  he, and that though none of her  relatives had been hanged, she had  several who ought to be !  A tourist, stopping at a small  country hotel in England, seeing  the hostler expert and tractable,  inquired how long he had lived  there and what countryman he was.  I'se Yorkshire." said the fellow,  and ha' lived sixteen years here."  I wonder," replied the gentleman,  that in so long a.period so clever  a fellow as you seem to be have not  come to be master of the hotel }rour-  self." "Aye," answered the  hostler, '' but maister's Yorkshire,.  too."  < <  .< c  ((  ( (  On the occasion of the wedding  ofthe late Duchess of Teck to her  handsome but impecunious husband, her brother, the Duke of  Cambridge, gave vent to his unfortunate habit of thinking aloud.  When the Duke of Teck solemnly  pledged himself with all his worldly  goods to endow the bride, the Duke  of Cambridge marred the solemnity  of the occasion by exclaiming quite  News from Poplar, Tondon, gives  a pleasing variant upon the parable of Peter Piper, who picked  pickled peppercorns when we. were  young. It appears that Pedlar  Palmer, the pre-eminent and popular pugilist, possesses philanthropic  pre-dilections, for, pending pathological patching by Poplar physicians after punishing another prominent pummeller and punching a  prize purse plentiful^ packed with  pounds, he paid part of the proceeds  to propagate the prosperity of the  Poplar hospital.  A French governor of the South  Pacific colony of New Caledonia,  who was also an admiral of the  navy, assumed his authority (says  an exchange) while the natives  were still cannibals. There had  been rumors of an insurrection, and  the admiral called before him a  native chief who was faithful to the  French cause and questioned him  as to their truth. " You may be  sure," said the native, "that there  will be no war at present, because  the yams are not yet ripe." '' The  yams, you say ?" " Yes, our people never make war except when  the yams are ripe." "Why is that?"  "Because baked yams go so very  well with the captives.  > 3  ���AT���  JEWELRY ST  -SB  All kinds of Watches,   Clocks,   Spectacles   and  Eye-glasses  FOR  SALE CHEAP.  Work Guaranteed,  Eyes Tested Free of Charge.  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEL, BAKER ST., NELSON.  2*00  Gum Rubbers at Prices to Match.  J. A. GILKER, POSTOFFICB STORE  numes.  Very  Handsome  and Appropriate X'MAS   GIFTS.  Compare My Goods and Prices before Making Your Purchases.  VANSTOHE'S DRUG STORE, Kauffman Block, Baker St., Nelson  Hard and Soft Coal for Domestic Purposes,  Blacksmith Coal and Coke Contracts  made on application to  GAMBLE & O'REiLLY. Baker St.. or WILSON & HARSHAW. Vernon St.  ')  Telephone No 35.  )  ioors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  �� ?  ALLETTE & C  DEALERS   IN  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., Etc.  BAKER STREET, In %mSSTcted by        NELSON, B. C.  'arsons' Produce Compa  WINN3PEC, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For  prices write or wire  P��J. RUSSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  !' t  r  i> HI  i  inn  in;  I  Hil  ii  r':;  f^lll  ;< - ��� ii 1  'I HI  vx$  :;! 'B>' I  II! i1  ...iV i :  :r-l i 1  m  ,'.r r  ^���^;^v5si1��3i^^ a  IO  THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  MUSIC.  A sacred concert of considerable  excellence was given in the English church on Wednesday evening  last. It was found impossible to  adhere to the original programme  (published in The Economist)  several ladies and gentlemen who  promised their services being absent through sickness and other  causes./   However, volunteers were  -found to fill their places, and the  programme did not suffer in length  . if it did in variety. The opening  chorus : "Praise'Ye the Father,"  an adaptation of Gounod's "Marche  Romani," was sung by the choir  with energy   and   spirits, ,   Itc was  ''.''immediately-   followed by  "The Holy City," by Mr  hymn became a decided novelty.  The first portion of the .first verse  was sung as a solo by Mrs. Goepel,  repeated in full harmony by the  choir, second verse quartette and  third verse chorus. Great praise  must be given to the choir for''their  excellent chorus singing, the. only  noticeable fault being a little indecision here and there, caused by a  want of attention to the beat. Mr.  Thos. Morley .conducted and Mrs.  Morley acted as accompanist.  -o-  This   gentleman    has   a  a song,  Eennox.  powerful.  voice of penetrating   qualit}r.     His  rendering of this song, as .well as  that   of   "The   Palms,"   which   he  gave later on, was marred by defective intonation and a broad provincial     accent���two   serious    faults,  which' Mr. Lennox   should use his.  bast efforts to   correct.     The voices  of  Mrs.   Davys    and Mrs.   Goepel  blended   very sweety in   the duet,  ' 'The Eord is My Shepherd;"   Mrs.  Dav)''swas also heard to advantage  in     the    song,     " The   Garden    of  Prayer."     Mr.   Nevvling   sang Sullivan's ''Thou'rt Passing   Hence,"  with remarkable taste and   feeling.  The next   number was an "a" and  "b"    selection     b}7  the  choir���the  chorales "To  God   on  High"   and  "Sleepers   Wake"   from   Mendels-  sohnn's "St. Paul."   Mr. Mclntyre,  who has   an excellent   bass   voice,  sang   Paul Rodney's   grand   song,  "Calvary."       Excessive     nervousness prevented Mr. MclntA're   from  doing justice to   his   abilities.     All  hope to hear-him again under more  favorable   circumstances.       In    the  chorus   which    followed,     " Arise,  Shine," by  Sir   George Elve}r, the  chorus seemed   a little   inclined   to  A successful performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" was recently  given in Vancouver by the Philharmonic Society* under the directorship of Mr. Adolph Gregory. The  part of Elijah was taken by Mr. J.  G.Syme, the other soloists being  Mrs. Forest, Mrs. Dobson, Mr. Col-  ister and Mr. Kerfoot. The chorus numbered 75 persons.  UNDER   INSTRUCTIONS   FROM   N.F.HAGEE,  ESQ.,  Q.  C,  I WITT SELL ON   THE PREMISES,  *'  rner na  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms apply at residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'tri,    Keison.  ^"IS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor, under the provisions ol tiie "Counties Definition Amendment Act, 1897," and the "Supreme Court Act" and amendment Acts, has  been pleased to make the following Rules,  Regulations and Rules of Court respecting  Registrars, and proceedings in 'Sub-Registries  of the Supreme Court.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  9th December, 18v77.  Rules, Regulations and  Rules of Court respecting'Registrars and Proceedings in  fc-;ub-Registries of the Supreme Court.  drao'  the   time,   otherwise   the   an-  rs.   Goepel  "The  .i sung.  gave  them was we!1  (a 1 w ays a fa v o r i t e)  Good Shepherd" in her usual conscientious and tasteful style. "Consider the Lilies." by Mr. R. M.  MacDonald, was one of the best  numbers of the evening, although  the simple little melody with its  thin and litrht accompaniment was  hardly well suited to Mr. Macdonald's robust and powerful voice.  The managers of this concert evi-  dently desired the public to understand that the recent remarks about  "God Save the Queen" did not apply to them, for under their treatment the   well   worn   old   national  1. Each Sub-Keg is try shall be known by the  title of " The Rossland" (or other local description.) Sub-Registry of the Judicial  District.         "'���'..  2. In each Sub-Registry there shall be a Registrar and such Deputies or Assistants as tiie  Lieutenant-Governor in Council may appoint.  3 Each !>ub-Rcgistry shall have and use such  seal as is provided by the Order-in-Council establishing the Sub-Kcgistry or by Rules of  Court'from time to time in force.  4. Writs of summons and other process may  be issued out ot, and all proceedings taken  and had in a, Sub-Registry as if the Sub-Registry were a separate District Registry ol the Supreme Court, and all Statutes and Rules of  Court relating to District Registries shall, mutatis mutandis, be applied to proceedings in a  Sub-Registry.  f>. A .fudge may at any time, by special order,  direct that any process may be issued, or proceedings had or taken, in the Registry whereof  t he Suii-Rcgistry is a branch, and anything  done in pursuance of such order shall be valid  and effect mil. accordingly.  (>. Any motions or other applications in  Court or in < hamhers may, by leave -of a  .Fudge, be' heard at the main Registry or in any  ot her Sub-Resist rv in the same Judicial District.  7. The Registrar of a Sub-Registry shall have  the same powers as a District Registrar of  the  Supreme  Court,  and- generally perform   such  duties iu respect of any proceedings in   the Supreme Court pending   in   the   Sub-Registry   as  heretofore ha\eor might have been performed  by the Registrar of the main   Registry   in   like  j cases, or may be assigned   to   him   by   Rules of  i Court or these Rules with   respect���to   proceed'-;  j ings in h is Sub-Registry, or to   anything   to   be  I done in   his  Sub-Registry  in  connection  with  j proceedings pending in any other   Registry or  ! Sub-Kegist ry.  j s. oh these F'iules coming into force in any  i Sub-Registry, an order may be procured by  j either party transferring to such Sub-Ivegistry  i any cause.' action or matter which, in tlie  ;. opinion of a Judge, may be more conveniently  | carried on' in such Sub-Registry.  enay;dtr  All his household furniture and effects, consisting of almost new  furnishings, and "a Taw library of Selected Books, together with complete sets of standard works and 500 volumes of Choice literature. (See  Bills and Catalogue.)  T  e  Attention is called to the sale  of  boots  and shoes for the next thirt}-  N0T5CE.  I, Edward Cordingly, hereby give notice that  days at the People's Shoe Store,   Oll-I I intend to apply at"tho next meeting of the Li-  _ ��� ,     I cense Commissioners for the Citv of Nelson for  Ward Street.     This is a  bona  clearance sale.  J. K. Thomson,  Advt.  fide  Manager.  a transfer of the Saloon License held by me for  thn premises on Lot 4, Block P, Vernon street,  Nelson, B. C, to premises in the rear of Lot 7,  Block 9, Ward street, Nelson. And further,  that I intend to apply for a transfer of said license from myself to S. E. Emerson, ofthe said  citv of Nelson.  Dated Dec. 11th, 1897.  Edward Cordinglv.  normous  ealtle Fish and Poultry Market  Great Reductions  rop,  I Ail Kino's   of Fresh Fish, Oysters  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,  NELSON,   B.C.  and   Poultry,  pposite  Baker St  tore,  eison.  i "���  mimimjmumMMUBmilMMim  raraKaBsras^ifi THE NEI^SON ECONOMIST;  !��� i  INDEPENDENT ORDER OF   FORESTERS.  X  Court" Mines, " Ainsworth B. C.  Meets every Saturdav evening at 7:30 p.m., at  Henry's hall. Donald McAuley, C. D. S. C.  Ranger; John Milles, Chief Ranger; Leander  Shaw, Treasurer; W. R. Jarvis, Recording  Secretary; Wm. P. Freeman, Financial Secretary.   Visiting brethren cordiallv invited.  Court Kootenay No. 3138, Nelson B. C.  . Meets first and third Wednesdays in the  month in the Odd Fellows hall. Officers: F. W.  Swannell, G.D.S.C.R.; M. McGrath, C.R.; J.  Movvat, W.C.R.; W. B. Shaw, R.S.; W. Plodson,  F.S.; W. H. Graham, Treas.; J. R. Green, Chap.;  E. C. Arthur, M.D., Phys.; A. Shaw, P.C.R.  Opened under new management  Everything First-Glass  White Labor Only Employed  MEAL,S FROM   25   GENTS UP.  GIVEME A CALL.  F. J. VAN BUREN, Prop.  Owing to our steady increase of trade, we have been obliged to add  to our already   well   assorted   stock,   another consignment of Tweedsp:'  Worsteds and Irish Frieze in order to  be   prepared for the winter trade", it  ���.' ��- ���'''..      ��� ��� ���  .   ��� '       ������','���-..  "���'.'.' Overcoats a Specialty.      .';���';S  Good   Goods and   Prices   Right.  Bubscribe  Tiie  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR.  Why to Gilker's for anything I need.    See his new stock of  adstone Travelling Bags,   Telescope   Bags,  Clu  Bags, Salisbury Bags, Etc., Etc.  J. A. GILKER,POST0FFICES  ��  Three carloads of Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for our  Kootenav markets. They will arrive December 15, when we will be  in a position to fill all orders for Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and Chickens, either WHOLESALE OR RETAIL, at reasonuble prices. Orders  can be placed at any of our Branches now, and they will have our  prompt attention on arrival of stock. We will also have a large assortment of Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, Cured Meats, Fish and Oysters.   Mail Orders a Specialty .   Branches at  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  SLOCAN CITY  P.-.BURNS & CO.,  Ne!  Is fast becoming a social as well as a mining and businessi,;  centre. The many social, political, church and club ban-y  quets held the past few weeks attest this fact. The fine.-,,  glass and china ware so conspicu.ous at most of these func-; .  tions was furnished by  Messrs. Ki r kpat rick & Wilson  The largest dealers in these lines   in   the   district.    They  also furnish the; choicest teas, coffee and groceries.  Will open in room next  Spokane    <fe    Northern    >;  Railway office, on AVard  Street, on November 20. ������ \ y  W. DUVAL, Proprietor.  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elson Blacksmith Co.  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager. Lake St., Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,  B. C  TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  peoial Values in Typewriter and Office Supplies.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and   West   of   England   Trouserings,   Suitable   for  Spring wear.  Suitings   A  special feature of Fancy Worsted  son, B, C.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  will  hereafter   be  known   under  the brand, "OGIL-  hercafter  be  known   under (lie brand "QGILVIE'S  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN  VSE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded  Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG  BAKERS" will  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags with flour will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and blue* twine.  In thanking vou for vour patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opporlunitv of informing vou that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and ** QG8L-  VID'S GLENORA " have been" established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce the highest  results in baking.  In placing our new brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing vou the finest quality of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices will at all tunes be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.    Yours truly,  a  I  ; it  ���I;  Ill  u  m  m  I  y fit  -J.^l  ��� <1  ji-'f:  hi  G. M. LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  3't 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i.**  iin-u. -juij-mu  Don't  let  Whiskey  Get  Try  Get  the  Best  Of  It.  ffloA  8 ���      A���      Li  DISTILLER,  Belleville and Corbyville, Ont.  EETON &  London, fng.,  Victoria, B. C.  NELSON, B. C��  Sole Agents for British Columbia.  ������"" '��� Mil.- ���������  Brokers and Manufacturers'. Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,���  Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith���.,&> Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  '���������   NELSON, B. C.  : P. O. Box 498.  Received per express 3,000 fine Havana Cigars���a sample  lot���comprising Henn^ Clay, Espanola, Hermosas, Carolina, Bock and other well-known brands, packed 25 in a  box. Also a lot of beautiful cigar-holders, cigar cases,  tobacco pouches, cigarette-holders, cases and  match safes.  J  e  r  3S  Criterion Saw Sets, Ice Creepers,  Coal Oil Stoves, Queen Stoves,  "Warrior Stoves and Ranges.  ���AT THE���  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  P. O. Box 63..  -���������~"tii���t-������"���.-������ -"���"��������� - --  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  A large stock of all grades  from the "best makers. We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  . IVtIGMTT  1  ?  In order to make   room   for   our  ~i 3  we will offer our shoes at greatly  reduced prices from now until the  New Year.  9  1  Telephone 21  aker Street, Nelson, B. C.  (TWO DOORS FROM CORNER BAKER ST.)  :  Will keep a full line of Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Childrens'  Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, which will be sold at bottom prices. Special attention to making and repairing.  t  *�����B���**iHmMmmmmmmmm!g8f!Tvz  :^,���*^^


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