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Array ���VI  w  I'  13'  i  '���!'���  J-.i  ii!  r _  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  vol. II.  NELSON,   B. C,   WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER  7, 1898.  NO.  22.  THE NELSON ECONOfllST  IdWftoA every Wednesday at the ��ity ofNelaon. B. C.  ��. M. Camay PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION BATES:  Year to Canada and United States ���$2.00  If paid in adyanee    1.50  Year te Great Britain.  2.50  If paid in advance 2 00  Aeaait ��y Express, Money Order, Draft,  P. O. Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  eolieited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  apen-terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns acid the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against i?re-  ss/en$ible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Hon. J. H. Turner "will leave London on  December 20th and will reach Victoria on or  before January 5th, the day on which the  Provincial Legislature is announced to begin  its labors. Before Mr. Tarner left for England it Was stated by the opposition papers���  notably the Nelson Miner���that he would not  return to British Columbia. Notwithstanding  the fact th t Mr. Turner denied this assertion, the papers opposed to the Government  insisted on reiterating the statement; and it  now becomes our duty to add one more to the  long list of falsehoods circulated by the opposition Press of British Columbia.  The total police force of the United Kingdom is nearly 60,000. Of these England has  41.332, including 15,468 in the London metropolitan police force and 985 in the city polio��;  Scotland, 4,744;Ireland, 12,165; Wales, 1,283;  Isle of Man, 52. Of the large towns, Liverpool lias a full strength of 1,895 men; Glasgow, 1,320; Dublin, 1,265;  Manchester, 1,038.  After blue consideration, and in confer-  mitv with the wishes of a number of its sub-  pcriberSjthei Kamloops Standard has decided to  giv�� up the semi-weekly editi��n and revert to  a weekly paper. In these days of cheap lit-  'eratur�� and rapid transit, says our contem-  "poraiy, nearly everyone subscribes or has  access to one or more of the dailies published  in the large cities, and whoso circulation  &em in a larger expenditure in one  to  obtain news than the Standard can  makepor week. Having this in mind, and  at the suggestion of many readers, the Stan-  dard came to the conclusion that for the  present a good weekly is more desirable in  the interests of the  public.  In Victoria, Australia, the bill giving full  parliamentary suffrage to women, which  passed the House of Representatives about  two to one, has been defeated in the Upper  House by a majority of three vote3. The latter chamber, whose members are not elected,  has, on several occasions, prevented the passage of the bill, but this time the majority in  favor of it in the people's chamber has been  greatly increased, while it has decreased in  the non-elective one. The advocates of the  measure have therefore good hopes of winning  next time the bill is presented.  The Ymir Miner would like to ask the Semlin Government what more benefit is likely to  accrue under its aegis than that of the Turner  Government? "Up to the present," says the  Miner, nothing has been done. The one re*  quest made, viz., a wagon road up Wild Horse  creek, was refused. If the present party now  ia power in British Columbia wish' for the  support of the Ymir district at th�� next general elections they must do something at once  towards fostering th�� mining industry of this  rich mineral district."  A new theatre in London, Eng., has its  ceiling decorated with some noteworthy colonial devices. The group intended to typify  the Dominion of Canada represents an Indian  chief, in full feathers, a hunter or trapper,  and a reindeer prostrate, before a sled bearing an Arctic outfit, with an icy waste for a  background. The Vancouver World believes  that the artist who designed this libel upon  the Dominion ought to be condemned to spend  a semi-tropical summer m British Columbia  with an ice house in full view, but n�� portion of its contents cornea table. He would  them know something.  If there be no more fighting the war with  Spain will have cost the United States fully  two hundred millions of dollars. What does  the United States Government get in return ?  The freedom of Cuba, but no other consideration for the Maine and the destruction  of her  warship.     It gets Porto Rico, but  from   present  appearances would   seem to be better off  without it.     It can have the   Philippines  by  paying Spain the full prise���probably  $100,-  000,000.       The    whole   "shooting    match' '  isn't worth $300,000,000 to the United States,  and that is the  amount   which   the  Government will have paid out as a result of the war  with Spain   if she  concedes   $100,000,000 for  the  Philippine  Islands.    Where does   Uncle  Sam come out of this transaction?    Is it   possible that   a   nation   like  the Unitsd  States  would be forced   into war  in order to  protect  her property and her citizens, and after losing  thousands of   lives   and   wrecking as   many  homes, establishing   a pens ion'list  that will  cost the (government  several millions a  year  for the next two   generations, is   not going to  demand of the eonquered  enemy any war indemnity whatever?    If this shall prove  to be  true, in spite of  the loyalty   of the  American  people to thair   flag   and to   the  chief  public  ofl&cials in time of war,   there will come   a reaction before 1900  that  will  completely  revolutionize the entire political situation of the  United States.  Thb East Kootenay Miner says that evidence is radidly accumulating tending to  show beyond a question of a doubt that East  Kootenay will see glorious times. Capitalists are becoming interested in, the great  mineral possibilities of the district, and when  the snow disappears next spring the work of  development will be well under way from oae  end of ".he distriet t�� th�� other. Within  twelvemonths from this time the mineral output from East Kootenay will be attracting  the attention of the world.  Thb Toronto Telegram says: "Canadians  generally will not echo the Mail and Empire's  sneer to the effect that Wilfrid Laurier is an  amiable man who might write nice French  poetry. Wilfrid Laurier is a very able mas,  whose proved genius for oratory and polities  gives him a strong hold on his fellow countrymen, especially the younger Canadians who  are* coming near to voting age. And yet E.  B. Osier, M. P., voiced the suspicion which  may separate the Liberal party from the  strength which would come to it through Wilfrid Laurier's attractiveness to young Canadians. With all Wilfrid Laurier'�� graces of  mind and speech, his leadership will not  be 2.;  THE ECGNOM7ST..  **&**.  ��� . -.ri,  enduringly attractive if the notion grows that  "he is "merely a nice man who allows himself to  be pulled this way and that by the little men-  whom he has -brought into the .Government.  It is true,-as Mr. Osier suggests,-that a. .great  many people believe-that Wilfrid Laurier .is  nothing-, better . than' a hanHsome signboard  over the front door of his own   Government."  ���/���According to   the 'Times,' there are   three  nunc!red/-, fallen  women in Victoria.    This" is"  really nothing to boast of,-as Rossland, which  is not'half as old as Victoria,-.claims   to    have'  nearly that number 'already. ��� ��� - - - ���- -  "-The"increased attention that is being given  ,'  to  British Columbia  by    the   eastern   newspapers is a source.of   much gratincationto'the  -people of this Province.    Once upon   a time it  /���' r.was theexception rather than the rule to find  anything  in  an     Eastern   newspaper   about  Britist   Columbia.     Now-a-daj^s  ail   the   big  Eastern dailies print columns about  the won-  ./deriul resources of the   Pacific   Province   and  'its people." - ���  ��� : Ik an article   which is   noteworthy   for   its  'mildness, the   Victoria   Times   diicusses   the  :/recent activity among British   Columbia Con-  ' ser-vatives in the matter of organization.    The  ���admission ofthe Times that British Columbia  is -Conservative; at= /hear t is   probably a   tru��  statement of the standing   of political '.parties'  - in"' this Province, yet   the Liberals carried the  day at  the   'last..Dominion,   general  election.5  -However, that was::.a case ..of  a house: divided  ��. against itself.    Just now the Conservatives are  getting in Shape for the battle that "must come  sooner or later.    In Nelson   there is a   strong  Conservative association and  preparations are  being made for the  organization of what; will"  be known   as   the /'Working-men's  Conservative Club.'-'-   Already,-we understand,> ' Iatgev  mimber of names   have   been   eecured::for the  ' nevvassocration/which   will be" composed exclusively -of the horny-hatfde^solisyof toil.,,..  ���    Among the distinguishedarrivals in- Nelson  this week ar�� Hon. Joseph Mart in and Sen-ator,  Ned Parker.     Both   are   kiiowtf  to'v'$ame*..in  their respective   spheres, Mr.   Martin   has  acquired   notoriety   as   a politician,   while   Mr.  Parker has chiselled his name high   up in the  l.idder of   fame as   an-after-dinner   speaker���  by this, we mean a gentleman   who stands   on  tl.e corner after dinner and   shouts his   wares  to the passing throng.    In order to attract'attention, Mr. Parker occasionally indulges'in'a  song.    Th^.n he-  opens ".up his  box   arid   proceeds- to give.something for   nothing.    People  say thafMr. Parker  occasionally   reverses the  usual order... of things   and gets something for  nothing..  Be that   as ,it   may,   Ned  Parker is  known throughout the length and  breadth of  the  land,  as .a dispenser    of   pens.    This,   of  course, does not  imply that   the other, distin-  guised visitor has not acquired a certain kind"  of renown.   But it was not as a street voeaLst,  -nQr yet as'a  seller  of steel pens   that Joseph  Martin sprang into prominence.    He does not  attract the" "crowd by  standing on   the   street  corner, and singing, y&t he succeeded .equally  as well as* "Ned the  Penman" .in making  the  public believe'that he would give them   something for nio things   And, like the customers of  /Parker,'there are''people -who now declare that  't'hey"haverbee'd'-f'iving something for  nothing,  ' aiid"that'tTo'sephrMartirr's-apolitical tricks   are  on a par "with-those  of Ned Parker.    Still th��  people buy froinNed, ahd'he.Ls-eiiabled to keep-  himgelf before:the   ptrblic^for careful  compu-  titioniias -refea^ed the Jact that tnefe   sixty  "suckers1'':'borri every minute.  Some worship at  the shfirie O'f^foseoh M-irtin ar&lthe; <remain-  der buy pens from New Parker.  The Rossland Miner suggests Horn Charles  Mcintosh as the standard-bearer of the.-Conservative party in this constituency at' the  next general election. The Economist be-  liev.es that the Conservative nominee should  be a resident of several years' at least in the  constituency, otherwise there is no good reason  why Mr. Mcintosh should not be selected. - '  taken. Canada expected no open door. It  has been a neighbor of the United States to.)  long for that. These good English peop]e  aeem to haye great difficulty in grasping the  fact that the economic policy of Great Britain  and the Cobden Club teaching have absolutely no converts in the outside world. Great  Britain's open door policy, as Lord Salisbury  safd-once, '���' is not business." Oiher nations  stick to .'business.  Mr. 'D.'-J. Beaton, a well-known   Manitoba  newspaper writer, has assumed control.of   the/  Nelson Miner.     In   announcing   the   change, r  Mr.   Beaton   states    that   the   policy   of   the  Miner will   not   be   materially  changed.    As  the Miner in   the past   has' had ;a policy,   for  every day in   the year,   we   fear Mr.   Be?tton,>  capable journalist that he  is, will   experience,  some difficulty   in living   up to. his   promise.-  However, the Miner: has   been Liberal for  the  past few years, and as Mr. Beaton has been an;  editorial Writer on the   Brandon .Sun   and the  Manitoba Free Press (both Grit papers) it may  he assumed    that the Miner   will continue as  the mouthpiece   ofthe   Nelson Liberals.    We  hope   the    Miner   arid   its   "new   owner, will  prosper. . . ../���'_���."���������.���  The Bystander says "i t is accused of hostil ty,  . .torall war and .to   everything   military.      He  -cannot plead guilty to the   indictment.      For  the character off he genuine soldier  we   must  all have the heartiest respect.     The   genuine  soldier is not only a bulwark   of national   df-  fence, but an example, still   much   needed   by  society, of discipline, honor, and  strict   devo-  ' tion toduty.   .   He does not crave   for   empty  paradeor.sue for  decorations.     Nor   does   ne  ever talk lightly of war.      War is    sometimes  in self-defence or   for   the   defence   of  publ'c  right.      The sympathy of the Bystander thor-  -oughly goes  with the   defenders   of   England  and   Protestantism   against   a   Phillip II, of  .European liberty against a   LouisXIV.,   or a  Napoleon;   perhaps   even   with the   poor bar-  f   barian who takes up his   spear or his   bow   to  defend his-lowly hut against the Maxims  and  Mausers of the great land-grabbing   powers."  v A curious custom'-"which' was prevalent in  .England, even'as iate'as trhev seventeeth cen-  *.]tury, gave; rise'to a nurriher.of asu.rnames.,. ..If  was the custom' of wearing; patches on fhe  ���fa&e which origiiiiateTd" with- the ladies,.;of ti e  ���.court,, who wore 'plasters cut .in ih^e..;.sh#ipe ,.of  crescents, stars, circles, diamends��������/,^l?sarts,  crosse-, etc. Hence the word "'court plaster." Some went so far as ' to patch their  faces with a coach and four, a ship in fnll  sail, a chateau and many such things. From  this curious circumstance came the names  Grose, Ship, Coulter, Castle, Trump, Shear,  Cleak, Sickles, Vane, Flagg, Crow and Crabbe  and manv others cf equal significance.-''  One great drawback to mining in the Atlin  /.district.'has been overcome. A volcano furnishes the -miners light by which to work  their claims during the long darkness of the  Arctic winters. The glare from the spouting,  lava is reflected back against the sky and gives  _.an almost continuous light to the upper end  of Atlih'district.  Thb English press expresses disappointment because the'United States has not established an " open' door " in Porto Rico.  England may have expected something else.  But when these papers say that the disappointment is felt in   Canada   they   are  quite  mis-  A correspondent writes The Economist  on  asubject that appears  to absorbing  considerable attention just  at the present  time.    For  various reasons   we do    not   print   the  communication.    According to our correspondent/  ' the:':.rjd'eTch an ts of   this city are now being subjected" to   a   genteel sort   of intimidation   by  certain women under the gui?e of doing some-  Ching for charity.    It is   said that scarcely   a  day passes that two or three  of tbeee   visitors  "db-'Bot-call   on   the   merchants  to   purchase  'tickets ' for concerts,   socials,   sales   of   ladies'  work, etc., and if the merchant does not yield,  he is left with the impression that  he will   be  subjected  to   a   boycott.     The   other   day,   a  prominent business   man, was   threatened   in  this way by two   women.    He was   told if  he  did not   buy,  they   would   not buy  anything  more in his store.    Upon inquiry, among  his  clerk", he found   that neither  of the   women  was a regular customer, and further investigation revealed the  fact that  both  women purchased all their   supplies from  a   department  store in Toronto.    Indeed,   so recent as a  few  days previous to the incident refe red to, one of  the two had   purched   household supplies   to  the extent of  $200 or  more from an   Eastern THE ECONOMIST.  Kl  m  ��  department   store.    This   led  to  further   investigation with the result that  the discovery  was made that a , great many of the women of  Nelson   give  our  home   merchants the go-by  and send East for tneir goods.    This being the  case, why do   not these canvassers write to  T.  Eaton   & Co.,   and Robt.   Simpson   & Co., of  y���., Toronto, to purchase   tickets and assist  what  ���*<&? they are pleased to call /'local charities."    Our  dry goods merchants are able to supply j nst as  durable and fashionable goods   as can be purchased in  Toronto, and  our  dealers in  other  articles of domestic necessity can be  suppli d  just   as cheaply   here as   in any place   in the  Dominion, expresschargestaken into account.  We wrould like   to inquire,   how can our  merchants he expected to   prosper and contribute  towards building   up a city if   they are not to,  be taken into   consideration as --a-very- important factor of the great   community   intercut?v  The Board of Trade is-to be commended in  the matter of instituting an inquiry into the  wreck of the steamer Ainsworth. While no  one may have been to blame for the disaster,  the preponderance of the evidence seems to  point out that someone has blundered. It is  a matter of supreme importance to the public  that the lives of travelers should be properly  safeguarded, and should it transpire that the  disaster was due either directly or indirectly  to the negligence of those who were entrusted  with the running of the boat, the offenders  must be brought to justice, no matter how unpleasant the task may he. Morever, commerce would be interfered with very materially  were it suspected that the goods entrusted to  the care of transportation companies were not  properly looked after, and the matter comes  properly within, the sphere of the Board of  Trade for investigation.  The New York World, in the course of an  article reviewing the early life and struggles  and subsequent successes of of Lord Strath-  con a, says he is known as ''Canada's Grand  Old Man." It is only by reading the New  York papers that Canadians really find out  anything about their public men. We doubt  if any one in the Dominion ever before heard  His Lordship styled "Canada's Grand Old  Man."  Mr. E. J. Matt we ws, manager of the  steamer Ainsworth, writes to the Nelson  Miner denying the charges of neglect made  ngainst him in a letter written to the Nelson  Board of Trade. It is, of course, only fair  :vthat Mr. Mathews should be heard in his own  ���'^defense, and no doubt the Board of Trade will  will give him the opportunity, he is presumably longing for, to tell his side of the story.  In the meantime, the public will no doubt  form its own conclusions.  It may be news to some  to   learn  that   the  bagpipes, the musical instrument  of  the Scot,  did not originate in the "land o' cakes."    According to one writer (M. J. Murphy), the  invention of the bagpipes is surrounded in mystery.    None can fix with  any degree of authority its birthplace 'or the date, of that   interesting;:     event.    M.   Soneprat,   a   celebrated  French   traveler,   tells   us    n his  interesting  book, uLe's Voyages auxTnd.es Orientates," that  the East Indians perform upon an instru merit,,  called Tourti, which   resembles   the   bagpipes  and gives   a  sound   resembling   the   bassoon.  The ancient Greeks were well acquainted with  the   instrument.      At   the   palace    of(. ��� Santa..  Croce, in Rome, there is a   fine   basso  relievo  of Grecian sculpture on which a figure   is   represented   as   performing oh   an   instrument  exactly resembling  the  bagpipes,   called   the  Askaulos, which was  termed the   Tibia   Utricularius  by   the   Romans.     Yossius   defined ,,  the noun Utricularius as a species of hydraulic organ, but he appears to   have    been    mistaken,-as   a   passage   in    Dion     Chrysostom  shows.     This Greek writer, speaking of Nero,  describes him as playing  upon   a  flute,   with  a bladder or leathern bag of  wind   under his  arm. / A   better  description   of   the    ancient  bagpipes could hardly be given.      The   Tibra  Utricularius was the   favorite   instrument   of  Nero, and  one   of   the. coins   of   his  reign   is  ornamented ..'with   a  figure   playing   the   bagpipes.     There is a comical reason ascribed to  Nero for perferring  the  Ti^ra   Utricularius���  " that he might avoid those distortions  of  the  .countenance occasioned   by   the   flutes   being  .blown-by the  mouth,  and   which  so   greatly  disgusted Minerva."     If it is true that   Nero  performed   on   a   musical   instrument   as   he  watched Rom�� burning around   him,   and   we  have no   reason   to   doubt   the   words   of  the  great historians, it is safe to conclude that the  inspiring   strains   of "There'll    Be    a     Hot  Time in the Old Town   Tonight,"  came   from  the melodious nos�� of a bagpipe.      The   introduction of the bagpipe   into   Britain   by   the  Romans.(who   owed   it   to   the   Greeks),   has  been determined by   Mr.   Pennant   by  means  of an antique found at Richborough, in Kent.  No date can be established for its intreduction.  The period is remote and uncertain.     Caledonia also received   it   from   the   Romans,   and  the hypothesis   is  that    the  Irish from    their  early intercourse   with   the  Caledonians,    received tiie bagpipes   from that  people,   as the  instrument   is   not     indigenous   to    Ireland.  The   bagpipes,   while    always   popular   in  British    possesions,     is    not-   regarded    with  favor in other   places.   .The   jury in a   recent  law case tried in .Milwaukee   evidently shared  in-the opinion, of Butler.     A   canny Scot   was  parading  the streets   Gf that city cajoling the  nickels from the pockets of the eitizens by the  mellifluous   strains   of  his   pipes.    Doubtless  some  old memories of   "The Land  o' Cakes"  brought patriotic fervor to his heart and more  power to his   elbow, but a,   wild blast of   "Tiie  Bonnets   of   Bonnie Dundee"   struck  dismay  into the heart of a staid German   horse, which  at once sought safely in flight.    Carriage  and  harness were knocked into smithereens in that  wild pursuit of peace, and the   owner brought  suit against Sandy. The latter exhibited, a  license to play a musical instrument in the  streets,., and .stoutly defended his rights. Alas,  for the ancient .chanter.' A jury, composed  chiefly of Germans, found that the bagpipes  was hot a musical instrument; that Sandy  had no right to blpw.it in the streets, and  was, therefore, liable for the damages claimed  by.the plaintiff in the suit.  Sir Charles Tupper will return to   Ottawa  about January 15th.   ;  ��� Hon./ John Hag'gart, asked if there was  any truth irtthe rumor that Hon. Mr. Patterson was likely at the end of his term of governorship to join the Liberal cabinet, said :  '"There is no foundation whatever. Mr. Patterson is quite a diplomat, but he will never  abandon his old friends. He will return to  public life as a candidate for an Ontario constituency at the next general election, and he  will support the present opposition. If Parliament is dissolved before his term of office  expires, Mr. Patterson will resign his office  and enter the fight."        ���  The Colonist criticizes very severe!}' th�� At  torney-Genefal's"'. instructions to coroners to  the effect that the^y shall make'a statutory declaration that the circumstances surrounding  the deatlV are of such of such a character as to  justify, an inquiry. It is believed that iriany.  coroners will resent this demand by resigning.  As vet no effort has been made to select al  dermanic candidates.  A few evenings ago Hon. Geo. E. Foster addressed the Toronto Conservative club, and in  the coarse of his remarks he spoke with regret of the evils of patronage and of the corruption in both parties. He-expressed a wish  that both psrt.ies would unite to lift the civil  service as much as possible out of party  politics.  According to the Indian   Spectator, a   marriage took place recently,   the parties   being a  Bhattia widower of about forty and a Bhattia  girl    about   nine.    The   disparity   in age   is  rather startling   and   it   was   aggravated   by  other circumstances; for instance, the widower  has a daughter of  about eighteen   engaged as  teacher at   a   school of   which   her    father   is  honorary manager.    And his girl wife  of nine  is a pupil at ihe school under his daughter of  eighteen.    The first   the   girl wife  of nine did  on marrying   was    to    remonstrate   with  her  daughter   of   eighteen   as   to   how   she,   her  mother,   could    possibly   sit   at school   on   a  bench   while the daughter taught her from   a  chair.    What is the poor daughter to do? She  must give  up    her   appointment    as   schoolmistress or her dear mother of nine must give  up attending school.    It is for the father   and  husband to decide.  I  I  M  11  I  in  11  I  I  I  mi  SihMfeM^gBBaS^Sm^iSS^ffla^  ^SBg^ffiiMtm^teiiikdii^^  S3BEB99B9SSSZEBBB9S THE    ECONOMIST.  ���"-Mtssra:*  HOW SHE LISTENED.  Society people might have thought   that it  was not exactly up to   the  highest notch  of  elegance, but since    the   participants    were  wholly unconscious of its   shortcomings what  did it matter ?     There is a  more real weight  in   the    expression of  ignorance   being    the  greatest bliss where  social matters   are   concerned than in any    other  condition   of   life.  The ordinary little girl   who slips into a thin  gown and dances all night with   " the   boys,"  whom she has known from childhood, in    the  simple ballroom of a family club,   finds  more  unalloyed enjoyment in the entire  procedure  than   does   the  veriest   brocade    clad,    jewel  weighted belle who glides in   stately elegance  through the gorgeous   cotillion   in   the most  sparkling ballroom   of one   of  society's   real  leaders.    Wken the little girl has romped her  cheeks red through a gay,   easy  germ an,    or,  more frequently, through a hackneyed   waltz,  she would open her big,  blue eyes   in amazement if a frigid debutante in  the  real    thing  stared at her   as   deeidely   unconventionable.  But the little   girl   dosen't   even   dream   that  there  is   any   difference  between  her    dance  and the one whose details are so exploited   in  the  society columns,   so   she   is   a   thousand  times happier than   her   blue   blooded   sister,  breathing the atmosphere of wealth,   and   all  the gnawing envies, rivalries and  disappointments pertaining thereunto.  Peggy was very pink after the last dance.  Richard always went into that particular  waltz with especial fervor. Afterward he explained to her that it was because his first  dance with her had been that particular one,  and she was "tease enough to act as though  she wasn't at all conscious of the particular  significance of the thing. So to-night, when  he reluctantly let her slip from his arms, she  hadn't quite the necessary courage to refuse  his plea that they ".go somewhere to rest."  She knew what   that   meant.      Hadn't   he  carried   her  off   to   that   particular    " somewhere" every night since the  little club   had  begun its informal fortnightly  dances?   Still,  she knew that she had better not go   to-night  ���-she had known for weeks that it   was   coming���and this last  waltz   had   conrinced   her  - that it was coming   very   soon.      And   Peggy  didn't want it to come, at least not just now ;  this was Pegg}''s first winter, and it seemed   a  shame for a girl to  tie   herself   her   first   season.    Then, too, Richard wanted so much that  it should come, and there wasn't anything in  the world that Peggy   loved   so   much   as   to  make    Mr.   Richard  wait.      It  didn't matter  whether she dela}ed him by taking an unusually long   time   to  adjust   her  veil   when   he  called to take her some place in   the   evening  or whether he had to toast his toe   before  the  fire while she dallied over making his   cup   of  tea, or even in the teMing of his   great secret,  which   poor  Richard   congratulated    himself  no one, not even Peggy, knew.      To be frank,  everybody in the little club had discovered   it  before he had confessed  it to   himself.      Still,  Peggy 3'ielded,   and was    led   off   to   the   big  chair in the corner of the library, where  Richard could perch himself on the corner of  the window seat beside her, and where ths  other young people were good enough never  to intrude.  Peggy leaned back and let her white lids  flutter in happy content over her deep blue  eyes, whereat Richard felt his last bit of  common sense leave him.  "Peggy ?" he asked, leaning dangerously  near her.  Peggy sat up with a little start, and a half  air of rebellion. Then, ail at once, she felt  his eyes burning into hers, and her courage  fled, leaving a very week, pliant little girl.  "Peggy," he began again, this    time ���������Jay ing..'.  his hand over hers as it trem bled on the   arm  of the big chair.     " I want to tell you   something," added Richard.  Peggy closed her eyes again, and gathered  together her fast falling courage with one  mighty effort. s Don't," she pleaded, "don't,  Richard." ���'������"���;  His face grew   a trifle  paler,  as he   asked  " Why not, little girl ?." /'  Peggy's   white  cheeks   all    at   once    grew  fiery, but she said it :    " Becausel knowwhat  you are going to ��ay,  and  I   don't   want to  7 hear it." / ."'''"/���/;./ -  Poor Richard ! So she knew, after all, the  secret wnieh he had flattered himself he had  kept from all the world, most of all from the  tiny, pink and white girl whom it triost concerned. Than all at once it struck him that  there was a ludicrous side to the situation,  and Pesrgv was amazed to see a bit of a  roguish smile about the corners of his fine  mouth as he asked : "How do ymi know  that you know what I was going to say ?"  It was a mean thing for him to do, and she  afterward told him so. Now, however, she  put herself on the defensive as much as  possible, and answered  valiantly ;  "I do know, no matter how, and I don't  want to hear it," then a pause, and finally a  whispered "just yet."  Richard sprang to his feet with enough exultation in the movement to startle her.  " When may I tell your, Peggy mine ?"  Perhaps he drew her to her feet, perhaps  she rose, but all at once she found herself  standing before him, with him holding her  dangerously close by the two . tiny, burning  hands.  "Some day," she stammered. Then noting  the happy laughter in his eyes, she cried out :  "Oh, Richard, why did yoado it ?It is almost  as bad as if you really told me, and you've  made me say things I had no right to say,  and "���  There was a hint of tears in her reproachful, big eyes, and she tugged hard to loose  her imprisoned fingers. Instantly all the  teasing fled from his manly face, and he  dropped her hands.  " Very well, Peggy, but may I ask you  this ? Do you realize that it would not be  quite���kind, to give me permission to tell you  some day, and then omit to make me happy  by giving me the right answer ?"  l^ggy's ^Ps   quivered   helplessly,   but  she  finally lifted her eyes to him bravely, and  answered. ' Yes, I realize, and I'll���be���  kind."  For a moment she feared   that he   was   going to ki-s her.      But after   a moment, with a  wistful, half contented sigh,  he turned   away,  and with one accord they walked  toward,  the  door.      At   the   portal  he  stopped   her,   and  asked again :   " Dm't,make me wait long, little girl, and don't let   any one else   tell /you  the same story   in the   meantime.      I'm   not  afraid to. trust   you   with   tho  other   fellows/  but���but I shouldn't be happy to   know that  they   had   told���told    }rou    the -story,    even  though I knew you wouldn't care for them."  v  She answered him only by a look, for some  one came   up   with   the   frantic   explanation  that'he had been looking every where for   her,  as this was his dance.      So she slipped ���away  from the y arning Richard,   who   made   himself ridiculous all the'-rest of the    evening   by  forgetting that he had lost his 'riame'.. on .'half  a dozen programmes before he  carried   Peggy  off to the 1 i bra ry.     . Q  When supper time -came, Richard, all at  once lost sight of his lady love. He hadn't  ���had a chance tospeak to her 'since" the little  scene in the big arm chair, but he had.not for  an instant lost; sight .of the pritty white  muslin gown, with its tiny sprigs of pink  rosebuds. .But in thecon fusion of the; break-  ing up of the last'wa.l{z ..she naysteriously dis-  appeared, and finaliy, in sheer desperation,  he hunted o.ii.t her mother, hoping to find the  lost maiden under the careful wing of the  loving chaperon.  " Where is Peggy ?" called the sweet-faced  little mother. "I've lost her, and I hoped you  would bring her." Poor Richard's heart  sank, and with some murmured explanation  he plunged off in the midst of the gay little  throng. The search was fruitless. Everybody seemed to have drifted into the suooer  room, and still Peggy was not among them.  He plunged into the most impossible corners  and hiding places. He even looked into the  depths of the big arm chair in the library,  and still there was no Peggy. At last, when  his face was white, and his palms were burning where his impatient nails had dug into  them, he heard a soft, tearful little whisper  from the stairs, and there, in the turn above  the landing, he found her, sobbing to herself  as though her ve^ heart was broken.  "Peggy," he cried, kneeling on the step beside her, and chafing her cold hands between  his feverish palms, " Peggy, wh* t is the matter ?"  Peggy dabbed her wet little ball of a handkerchief into her eyes, and swallowed a sob.  " It's-���it's that big George Waters," she  choked out, and then with a new fit 'of sobs  she buried her disconsolate little head in her  lap, and could go no further.  Richard set his teeth and waited. Then all  at once he understood, for he had been afraid  of Waters all winter. There was no further  room for delay. Leaning over, he caught the  sobbing little figure in his arms, and there  never was any joy in the world so dear as his  when  he    felt her    nestle   her  face  on  his 4 l  ��1  THE ECONOMIST.  ' \r.  I?  f\1  grj  shoulder, while her crying grew less violent,  and finally subsided into an occasional sigh  of growing content.  When she had become quiet, he gently  turned her face to his, and said:  "Never, mind, little girl, you needn't explain. I know that���that���that impudent  cad has presumed to teltyou what youdon't  vf :.-|t to hear, and I know it .wasn't your  fault. But don't you think, little girl, that it  is time for me to tell you what I had to say  a couple of hours ago?"  And Peggy actually smiled through her  tears while he went off into an elaborate recital of the secret which they congratulated  themselves was. all their own, and.had never  been so deliciously told'by any one else in the  world.  Board" of Trade -"Meeting1.;  Mayor Houston occupied the chair at the  Board of Trade ^meeting last Monday evening,  the meeting was called to discuss the causes  of the wreck of the steamer Ainsworth.  Mr. H. B. Thomson pointed to several b^d  looking features of the wreck, notab'.y the-fast  that Mr. E. J. Mathews' assertion that.no offer  was made to salvage the cargo���flatly con-  tradieted by Mr. Long asd others. The cargo  in all likelihood could have been saved, and  it might also.have been ascertained how hiahy  corpses were in the wreekj had the/owders  been in earnest in the matter. Mr. Thomson  dealt with the matter very exhaustively, con-  eluding with the statement that a deputation  had waited on the Hon. Joseph Mart'n, who  had .promised that the government would investigate if deemed necessary.  The following resolution was proposed by  Mr. H. B. Thomson, seconded by W. H.  Grant, and adopted: "Resolved, That the  South Kootenay Board of Trade considers the  wreck of the Ainsworth, and the consequent  loss of life a matter of such importance to the  public that an investigation should be made,  and the chairman appoint a committee of  three to collect all possible information and  report to th�� general meeting of the Board to  be held next Monday."  A letter was read   from Mr.   R. J. Long,   a  passenger on   the wreck   who lost about $400  worth   of    freight,   which    in   part   was   as  follows:    "On the afternoon after the accident  the Kaslo returned to the wreck with Captain  Lean, the   purser,   the second   mate   and myself on board.    They pulled out some of their  clothes from the cabin with pike poles.    They  got all they could of their own,   and did   not  try to save any of th�� cargo, or even t��  make  t^e\j wreck fast to the shore, which could have  c.^h done very easily at that time. They did  not search onshore for survivors or wreckage,  but returned to Pilot Bay as soon as the}' got  what   they could' of   cheir   own.    Mr.   Neil  Campbell,  one   of   the passengers, told   Mr.  Muthews, manager of the Ainsworth,   that   if  they would give him   a   few hundred   feet -of  line and some blocks and  two  ��r three men  he would take every pound of freight out of  her in a few hours. They made no reply to  his offer. On Friday, the Kaslo left again for  the wreck with Capt. Lean, Mr. Matthews and  myself. We found the wreck had drifted  across Crawford Bay and was lying against  the rocks. Her house was broken/and  nothing but her nose was sticking put of the  water, When we left I asked Mr. Mathews  what he intended to do about the freight. H��  said the company was not responsible for any  fr��ight that was lost, but that I should have  to bear the loss myself."  Further information was presented, all of  whioh seemed to lead to the conclusion that  the Ainsworth, from some cause or another,  was unduly low in the water when she started  on her ill-fattd trip.  The committee appointed to look into the  matter and report was as follows : H. B.  Thomson, W. H. Grant and T. G. Procter.  A letter was read from F. W. Peters, in  which it was stated that the custom of distributing carload lots woald be abolished.  J. O. McLeod wrote, stating that he had recommended the adoption of a Sunday mail  service, and suggested that the local member  place the matter before the Postmaster-General.  The secretary was instructed to telegraph  Postmaster-General Mulock on the subject.  .,,  Several   new names were enrolled, and the  Board adjourned until next Monday.  Fate.  Two shall be born the whole wide world apart  And speak in different tongues and have no thought  Each of the other's being, and no heed.  And these o'er unknown seas to unknown lands  Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying death;  And all unconsciously shape every act,  And bend each wandering step to this one end,  That one day out of darkness they shall meet  And read life's meaning in each other's eyes.  And two shall walk some narrow way of life  So nearly side by side, that should one turn  Ever so little space to left or right,  They needs must stand acknowledged  face  to  face.  And yet with wistful eyes that never meet,  With groping hands that never clasp, and" lips  Calling in vain to ears that never hear,  They seek each other all their weary days  And di�� unsatisfied; and this is  Fate.  MIMES AND INVESTORS.  The past week has been a   quiet one in the  mining   market.      Republic    and     Rossland  stock alike seeming to share in the general depression that has fallen like   a pall upon  the  boom which was inaugurated in October. Th��  investing pablic are chary of the brilliant   offers made to them by the brokers, and a little  more conservatism in the   methods   employed  by the latter in extending tneir  transactions,  will probably  result   in   a  more   substantial  gain to themselves in the long run.    The near  approach of the Christmas   holidays also   detracts from   the interest tak��n  in   mining investments and for the time being, he will be a  wise man indeed who leaves the tempting opportunities for investment thrust to his notice,  severely alone.    Even after the holiday season  is past, January and   perhaps February   will  surely see a quiet and falling market, and except on   the very   best and most   reliable information  obtainable,  and  it   is   needless to  state that this  will not   be obtained from   the  advertisements of mining brokers, it is  a very  foolhardy thing to biiy mining   stocks at   the  present time.    To those who have bought, and  can sell at a profit,  however smalL the margin may be, we offer this   advice, and offer   it  with the certain  convietioh from past   expei -  ience of these western markets that If is   good  ���Sell.    Do   not hesitate   in"'the" hope" of   a  slight increase in the price offered, but a��cept  a fraction tinder the market quotation   if ybti  are  so obliged,   but whatever  ybu  do/ Sell!-  For between now and March 1st, there will be  the greatest slump  in the price of the   shares  of Rossland  and   Republic stock   companies,  that this western country- has been for many  a year.    This advice is not meant to apply to  the stocks of those companies which own bona-  fide mines,   but then it' must be'remembered  that the  number of  these" companies can   be  counted on the fingers of.two hands.      /  ','/  Among Slocan stocks,' as we predicteel, there  has been   quite ' a   demand for "Dardanelles,,  which   has   advanced   to   10   ceuts.    It   will  probably  go higher,   as it   has   an'��� excellent  showing, and   will commence   shipping at   an  early date.  There "Were  Two of Them.  eHere is a story told of Patrick O'Mare, a  private in the Ninth Regulars, says the New  York Tribune. Not long ago he went to the  Colonel, who was a gevere disciplinarian, for  a two weeks leave of absence.  "Well,"   said   the. Colonel,   "what do  you  want a two weeks' furlough for?"  Patrick answered:  "My woife is very sick, and th'e children  are not well, and if ye didn't mind, she would  like to have me home for a few weeks to give  her a bit of assistance."  The Colonel eyed him for a few minutes  and said:  "Patrick/I might grant your request, but I  got a letter from your wife this morning saying that she didn't want you home; that you  were a nuisance and raised th�� devil whenever you were there. She hopes I won't let  you hav�� any more furloughs."  "That settles it. I suppose I can't get the  furlough, then?"    said Pat.  "No; I'm afraid not, Patrick. It would  not b�� well for me to do so, under the circumstances."  It was Patrick's turn aow to eye the Colonel, as he started for the door. Stopping  suddenly, he said:  "Colonel, can I say something to yez?"  "Certainly, Patrick; what is it?"  "You won't get mad, Colonel,  if I say  it?'  "Certainly not, Patriek; what is it?"  "I want to say there are two splendid liars  in this room/and I'm one of them. I was  never married in my loife.5  Hi  \ i  1  ������n  ���h  "Mil  I  ii  j*  4  4  "���"si  4  1  4  "���*>r  til  1  '4  '41 6  THE ECOITOM ST.  y&&*---��~  .1'  I  Wi!  pen  e ruosic  Tobacco Pouches, every style, Cigar cases,  Cigarette cases Cigar  and Cigarette   liolclr  ers,    Meerschaum  Pipes,andthe largest  line of HigH-Class Pipes and Cases   in   the   country.     Clear  Havana Goods, put up 25 in a box, ��� expressly for   Christmas  trade./..     /���        ���-.���--.,- 7���':-..-.v-..'..; ; ��� ���"; ���������:.../���';.////���   '��cv ������'./  FOST-OFF/CE  CIGAR BTORE.  CERTIFiCATE  OF   IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Notice   is   hereby given that application  will be made to the .Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia at  its next  session-by the British   Columbia Telephones,  .Limited, (a Company incorporated in England under the Companies- Acts,   1S62 to lSy;->.  Imperial), hereinafter called "the Company,''  or, "the said Company," for an Act confirm-,  ing- and conferring- upon it the powers of "the  said Company," as the same appear  in   the  Memorandum of..,: Association   deposited  in  Euglund Avith  the Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies; and giving "the said Company"  power    to    acquire,    exercise,     and     take  over  all   rights, .powers,    privileges,���- fran-  -chises and assets held by the "New. Westminster and Burrard Inlet Telephone Company,  Limited," and   "The   Vernon    and    Kelson  Telephone Company," and vesting, the same  in    " the    said     Company,"    and    to.    assume   the   liabilities   entered   into   by  the  aforesaid companies and for the conferring  upon "the said Company" the power   to purchase,     lease,     take     over,     or     otherwise  acquire   the    rights,   privileges,   franchises,  powers   and   assets   of   any     company    .in  any part ofthe Province of British Columbia  having   similar  objects   "to   the  company,"  and to amalgamate with such other company  or companies  and  to operate   and carry on  the    business    of   the   aforesaid    company  or   companies,    so     acquired   or   to   be acquired and for the  conferring upon "the said  Company"   of all such  powers   as may    be  necessary to   fully and completely carry on  and operate the works aforesaid,   or any  of  them, and of other powers.  Dated this 30th day of November, A. D. 1898.  McPJEIILTjIPS & WlIililAMS,  Solicitors for Applicants.  __ ______       __  Time Table No. 8i.  I To take effect at 7 a. m. on Saturday, March  26, 1S98.   Trains   run on   Pacific  Standard Time.  GOING NORTH���Read Down.  Daily  Saturday  ���&'Sunday  Dv.  Victoria for  Nanaimo and "Wellington   Ar.'Nanaimo   Ar.  Wellington.  A.M.  9:00  12:20  12:45  P.M.  4.00  7: W  GOING SOUTH���Read "O.  Daily  Saturday  I  & Sunday j  I will not be responsible for any debts contracted in my name by anyone but myself in  person.  Jojist Philbeet.  Ymir, November 2oth,lS9S.  Arrive Victoria..   .Leave Nanaimo for Victoria.... ...  Leave Wellington for  Victoria   P.M.  8:00  4:38  4:25  For rates   and   information   apply  at the  Company's offices. <-.^,  A. DUNSMTJIR,  President. H. K, PRIOR,  General Fr't and Pass. Ag't.  Wanted.  By a reliable person, position as housekeeper in hotel, boarding house or private  family, where help is kept. Has excellent  references. Applj7" to Miss Pbaecb, 1227 Rob-  son Street, Vancouver, B. C.  "Hillside" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of AVe��t Kootenay -District.' ,  Where located.:��� On the east side of Gtveout  creek, and .'is : the eastern extension of the  " B'o.die" claim, on Toad -Mountain.. '������������������:  Take notice that I, A. G. Gamble, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 13592 A. : agent for Edmund  James Palmer, Free Miner's Certificate'"'No.  20639 A, 'intend,.sixty-days"after date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a"certificate  of-improvements,'lor' the purpose, of obtain-'  ing 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 10th day of September, 1898.  A. G. Gamble, Agent.  la i I way Notice.  S,OS'  Al^^KJvKS  THE   GREAT   MINING  JOURNAL   OFTHE  GREAT  SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  T'-Pi  Notice is hereby gtven that pursuant to the  requirements of the Dominion' and British  Columbia Railway Acts, the following plans  have been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Railway Company, in the Land  Registry Office in the City  of Victoria, viz :���  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway,  Plan, Profile, and Book of Reference, starting  at Nelson to a point 21.74 miles east, deposited  5th October, 1898. No, 505 FJ.  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  line, plan of said line from Station 5% x 93 to  Station 995 x 21.8, also Profile from. Dunmore  westerly. Station 610 to Station 995 x- 24.8, deposited 5th November. 1898, No. 565 F. '  Canadian, Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  line, Plan and Profile from Dunmore Westerly from Station 995 x 24.8 to Station tBOS x 88.9,  deposited 5th November,.1898. No. 56'5 G.  '" Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway,  Plan and Book of Reference of extra land for  Station ground 179>^ mites west of Eastern  bouudary, of British Columbia on north-east  % of Section 25, Townshin 10, Kootenay District deposited 17th'November, 1898, No. 505 Ii.  Victoria.. B. C, '22nd November, 1898.  DBAKK, JA CKSOjST & Hetjicken,  Solicitors for the Depositors.  CLUB HOTEL-  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  Ee J. . .Cur-fan, Proprietor.  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is an essential. Enjoy good health, and use  Joy's Bread.    -  Mining Journal on the PACIFIC COAST  Subscription $2 a Year.   Single Copies^ cents.  SEND    FOR  -110-112.N. Broadway, Lbs Angeles Cal.  Telephone 93 .For  ;,J. J. Dervin^lVIgr.  Stand   Opposite   Central   Fruit   Siere  If You are" B uying a Piatt o.  <GET TH'E.NORONE IMBR  It is the best in Canada.  !S8C  f^~*.  :er  T. S. GORE. H.   13URNE.T. J. II. MCGREGOR  ,9   iw^Baaas-s     ��^.   ��ui;  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land Sur=  veyo.rs asa^ Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Cr����pvn   Grants and Abstract of Ti lie t�� Mineral Claims, &c.  -NELSON,   -  - -   British Columbia  Subscribe for  LOCAL  AND   PROVINCIAL.  J. A. Turner has been appointed Gold Commissioner.  J. Roderick Robertson has gone over to Rossland on a short visit.  Alderman   Malone  will   return    from   San  Francisco before  Christmas.  E. Nelson Fell, of   the Athabasca,   was  registered at the Phair this week.  None of   the  bodies   lost   on   the   steamer  Ainsworth has been recovered.  E. V. Bodwell, of Bodwell & Duff, barristers,  Victoria, was in the city this week.  Capt.   and  Mrs.   Troup    entertained   their  friends with   a dance on   the  steamer Moyie'  Monday night.  Rev. Mr. Frew has returned from Sandon  where he lectured under the auspices of the  Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church.  The ladies* of the Methodist church will hold  a sale of goods in the store formerly occupied  by Mr. DesBrisay, to-morrow and  the day fol  lowing.  A large number took advantage of the invitation to attend the opening of the Crow's  Nest Pass Railway. The steamer Moyie left  Nelson this morning with the guests on board.  They will return Friday.  The Nelson Public Library will be opened  in the course of a week or so. The library will  be open for the exchange of books from 3   to 6  p.m., and from 7 until 9 in the evening, while  the reading room will be open.from 2. till 6 p.  m. Mr. Harrison has been elected to the position of librarian.  At a meeting of the Hospital Ladies Aid Society, held on Monday, Dec. 5th, the following  resolution was passed : "That a vote of thanks  be tendered to Mrs. Parry, Mr. and Mrs.  Brougham, Mr. Kydd, and the members of  tne Musical Society, for their services in connection with the concert in aid of the Hospital  Ladies' Aid Society arid the library."  The curlers of Nelson have organized witl|  the following officers: President, Judge  Forin; Vice President, W. H. Grant; Secretary  and Treasurer, T. Lillie; Executive Committee,  John Turner, N. S. McLeod, John Rae, Dr.  Forin, W. H. Galliher, F. W. Peters, P. J.  Russell, G. C. Hodge and P. Lamont. The  membership ie@ has been placed at $10. THE ECONOMIST.  !f  Hi  i  rTz*zr  Mzssgsogf  ���,ajiM^��<yw^wj>^Tiiya.'rT^'Tr��wpffwjyT^n  tSBB&XBS&aexaZSSH*  ���Next to '-Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, T@l@iDliohe 7N0. 03.  F  efit  ail  !&���  ��&,  '���ev  fv  e_ _ ���  uroed WorK,. Brackets ani  Agents for  Victoria   COD��jS'IST  -SSATTTjE  TIMES  S..F. BUXLBTIiSr        '  S F. Call  Ne-t^sost. Book o>risr  ISTelsOjST Mixer,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  TOEO2sTT.0 Fakji and Fireside  "New York Sunday World,  And '.'Other Periodicals.  e,  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC  Fresh Daily From  tfvrtfpr* '*fly thfiip""lfVr W "i"  =ga^raptirAAa?v5F^Taw��gTTi^.r^^^^sa^'J7r!  i2i*^*&zv^w>.-^MS��L3rr2r^j^M^T^-v  J? * too e ���.      b  nee rutin  1 %rf.o  itisfacti  raa-  'B     %Ji  :.C  rices.' Reasonable.  ���^  ���4**^  -��^  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL DEALERS   IN  I   kept in stock.  ^   ^> >  /���&s>*  Camps supplied on skortest notice and lowest prices.    %  Mail orders receive careful attention. . |f  Notliing bnt fresk and wkolesonie meats and supplies  ��  *  ys  'U   a  fe^$ie$fc��*$Ne^^  JE3E31  Is now prepared to receive orders for  omestlc and Steam Coal   and   Blacksmiths5 Fuel  PlilCES���Domestic and Steam Coal.. JF5.7.5 per ton.  Blacksmiths'Fuel  10.00 per ton.  1 with Order.  Ofkce in C. W. WEST & GO'S Building.  In Kootenay.  The Ottawa Citizen says : " Among the  visitors at the Capital is Mr. :>'. B. Eaten, of  Nelson, B. C, a brother of Capt. Eaton, formerly of the geologic:] 1 survey here, but now of  the Royal Artillery of Kingston. Mr. Eaton  has been six years in the west, principally in  the Kootenay district, and is interested in th��  y *?$es of West Kootenay. He also spent  sArrie months in the Yukon district last sum-  insr, and has had considerable experience as  a prospector. Speaking of the "Yukon, Mr.  Eaten says that while some parts of it are  vury rich, taken on the whole it is a poor  country for " tenderfeet." It does not compare with Kootenay, in his opinion, since  t.xere vull be mining at a  profit   going   on    in  the latter country when the Yukon is played  out. There are thousands of square miles in  Kootena}- districts, all of which show more or  less mineral wealth, and it will be a great  many years before this can be developed and  worked. The deposit is all in qnarlz, and he.  does not know a single instance, in which  piecer mining ha- been carried on profitably.  Some of the best claims have been sold for  a mere trifle in times past, but latterly the  owners are growing wiser and have learned a  lession from the fact that some of the mines  supposed to be worthless have since turned out  I to be very rich. In fact, the mining industry  ig growing better all the time, and the country  is enjoying-a steady boom. Nelson, B. C, is  a town of about 4,000 inhabitants today,  while two years ago there were only 1,200,  people in the place.     The   people    who have  come there have put up substantial houses,  and have located there to stay. There are  ten hotels in the town, all of which are very  good. There are no private boarding-houses,  however, since the transient population all  board at the hotels. A new camp has recently  been started at a place called Wild Horse,  wdiich promises to be a rival to the older  towns in a few years. New mines are continually being opened up, conspicuous among  others being the Ymir mine, owned by the  London and British Columbia Gold Fields  Company. This mine is now yielding very  rich quartz, and will probably turn out to be  one of the richest mines in the district. Mr.  Eaton will leave this morning to visit his  brother in Kingston. He will not undertako  any business, his trip being merely a sort of a  Christmas holiday."  *  ��1  m  ww  in  !��sl  ���1  ii  m  ���;&  p  'fS  I  4l 8  THE ECONOMIST.  Parables of the Wise and Foolish  Woman.  BY KATHLEEN   GRAY   NELSON.  I.  There were two women journeying along life's highway, and one  was wise and one was foolish.  "How beautiful! how perfect.!"  cried the Satisfied One, pointing to  the scintillating bubbles that floated  above their heads.  But the Unsatisfied One reached  up and caught them, and when  they melted at her touch she  mourned.*  "See the roses."  said the  Satis-  ? '.  ��� -���-,���'  fied One.  "Are they not sweet?"  But the other plucked them  eagerly,   and  they   shattered   in   her  hands, and  only    the   thorns   remained.  "Dry your tearg and behold the  glory of the clouds," entreated the  Satisfied One. "Such a wondrous  picture was never painted by  mortal hands, for they are the  color scale of God."  But the Unsatisfied One rose  into them and found them but  colorless vapor.  "Look! the moon and the" stars  are brought down to earth," quoth  the Satisfied One, as she gazed on  the plaeid waters of the lake.  But that other one reached down  for them and would not be comforted when she dug up naught but  mud and slime.  "Listen, listen to the laughter of  the living," said the Satisfied One.  "Sweeter music I never 'heard,"  and she joined in merrily, but,  alas! the other put her ear too  close, and the laughter turned into  a mocking shout, and she wept  aloud.  At last on the confines of earth  stood these two spirit?, and the,  Satisfied Oiae looked longingly  down the path of vanished days.  "It was good to be there,"- she  said. "It was blessed to be alive."  But the Unsatisfied One turned  her weary eyes to the vast unknown and held out yearning  arms.  "Surely, surely there is���there  must be something better than  that," she moaned, "else had I not  been forever unsatisfied."  Then they passed from sight,  each a different w-ay.  And one of them was wise, and  one was foolish.  Guaranteed Superior to any Sweetened Jlilk on the flarket.    Recommended  by Physicians.     Manufactured   and Guaranteed by THE -MANITOBA- DAIR|  cohpany, utd. V ;  II.  A woman knelt in adoration before her idol, and an Unbeliever  paused to pity her.  "Why bow before  that   mocking  image?" she asked. "I assure yoia  it is a/most grotesque and horrible  thing."  "How dare you?" cried the Worshipper.    "It is the most beautiful  O '-���'���';  idol in all the world, and I ask  nothing better than to adore it."  "Beautiful?" said the Unbeliever  scornfully. "Why, its very heart  is black."  "That   is   my   fault," the   Worshipper said hastily, as tdie poured j  her own heart's blood upon it.  "The feet are clofen," the Unbeliever went on, but the woman  who worshipped knelt in silence  and kissed them. ''.���>.  "See, it is leering at you," said  the Unbeliever with a shudder, but  the Worshipper thr^w a veil across  her idol's face and swore it was  smiling sweetly.  "Its eyes do not look at you but  at another woman," cried the Unbeliever triumphantly, and.at this  ihe Worshipper turned upoa her in  fierce anger.  "Did you never have a god," she  questioned, "that you should come  and torture me? Torment rne no  longer, for I am satisfied."  Then the Unbeliever answered  low:  "Yes, I once had an idol too, and  I was content to worship it. But  at list my eyes were opened, and I  saw it was false, and I hurled it  from its   pinnacl�� and mocked it."  "And are you happier now?"  asked th�� other.  The Unbeliever shook her   head.  "I am the mo<t desolate of  women," she answered sadly.  "Then go your way and leave me  in peace," cried the Worshipper,  'for I am happy."  But the Unbeliever lingered.  "Answer me one question and I  shall go," she said at last.  "Do you get anything in returB  for what you give?"  The Worshipper pondered deeply.  "I never thought of that," she  confessed. "When I give all, I ask  nothing in   return   save   to   be  al-  w  HEN you buy  O'KEiX & r    ir fl'":' >��  So   you get what are pure xJritish Columbia  >o    fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  Are absolutely t&e  home...... PUREST AND MST.  TEAS AND COFFEES  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton's Teas.       Blue Ribbon Coffee.  A LL BRANDS AND BLEND''  will you roast over a hot cooking stove during  this warm weather when we can supply you  with a coal oil stove which wTill save your temper as well as  your pocket ?    You can do anything with them.  We h>ive also a fine line of house furnishings on band.  Wagon w��rk and Blaeksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A.  PROSSER,   Manager. Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSSN,  S-   C  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200  BBLS.  IGILVIPS HUNGARIAN and OGILK GLH  OGILVIB   - MILLING   -  G. M. LsssascMAN, Yietoria, Agent for British Columbia.  n  low��d to give.    Surely that is bliss  enough."  "Perhaps after all it is a blessed  thing to be a fool," murmured th��  Unbeliever, as she went on her  lonely journey.  But th�� worshipper looked after  her pityingly.  "Foor foolish creature!" she  sighed. "She does not know that  our idols are what we make  them."���Vogue. ^gfeftfc?-'-  THE ECONOMIST.  9  SHORT     STORIES.  Sir Frederick Pollock, chief baron  of the  English  Court   of  the  Exchequer, took a nap pretty regularly about midday. , His waking was  comical.      For    when   his   "forty  w'ks". ended,   he  would start   to  s&ze*  a   pen, and  with  imperturbable gravity,  say  to    the   arguing  council:      "What   page   was   your  last citation?"    The   harmless   deceit was humored   by the bar,   and  only once did  it provoke  tartness.  This came when srn old Serjeant retorted:    "Did your   lordship   refer  to   the last   citation made    before  your lordship gave Somnus   a new  trial, or the  citation I made when  your lordship  produced   a   gap   in  my argument?"    Nothing   nettled,  Baron       Pollock       imperturbably  answered:-   "The one   immediately  preceding the gap."  ES53  KE3  .  ^��3S5KSH  5SKE5E3  wssssa  ainiiy will  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  Use any Other,  tesaa  EfHH  8 8 M  Uff fill ilSiiU  Via^ ��j  fjaa gna rpz��  ft      Sf      H  F      I      I  as   &jj   gaa   Be,  ft    k    ��    h  M  B        "J  (h��3  fyrm  uu  /ni  eisi  nts  n  y ���  V  **4   ��      ��   W -  6 ^ ff  ��&  3  >B   \ssx9? I  >��� r  lir  beautiful  In the good old days of M. Blan  (writes George R. Sims,) it waa the  custom at Monte   Carlo, directly  suicide was found, to stuff his pockets full  of  bank-notes.    This   was  done to prove that his losses at play  were not the. cauve 'ofhis   hurried  departure   from   tnis    world.     The  ..Lxst person who   received* this  gen-  ei:ous treatment- was an   American.  He; was. found lying  in   one of  nuiet    -alleys--.'   of      the  grounds,    with-,  an    empty   bottle,  labeled:      "Poison,"     by   his   sid- .  ���The recret.agents of" ih& bold Blanc  instantly stuffed h.io poekeis full of  gold and notes, })reparxit.ory to giving information' io the police.    No  so mer had they   filled  him   as full  of lucre ay he could hold, than,   the  sukude leaped to-hid feet,-.raised bis  hat, exclaiming,   "Thiink you vary  much I" and went off to enj >y hlm-  stjlf    with     his     newly      acquired  wealth.  W. J. QUINLAN, D.D.S.  ' ���--  DENTIST  Mara Block, - B.-si��wr Street, Nelson  Special attention ^ive'n to crown and bridge  wo^lc an'a the Etainless extraction of teeth by  ooa& &�� esthetics.  ^ueen Automatic Refrigerators  seezers'  Lightning  Ice Cream Fi  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, with Electric weldod wire hoops  ve  COMHANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter   of being |  well dressed.  Tiiose who wear .garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  $ I Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of j  good quality, good style and  good workrnaship. The  value is great.  ? :^��^-^->-^^g^ta-g^ir^Tg'-^^ ^wrayratm. wmnam  Tin smith ing,  2   S*3  I1C  AN'D  ��  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINE'S,   LIQUORS,   HAVANA   GIGARS,   ETG.  All the.leading brands always in stock.  Jo&spfc&ne Street  a.  Nelson.  ���t  $A        ��� --      ���  R    in  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  AH work g:ii8.ra.nteed.  rn i mu <r s h a v e empire'!?" * * Yes  dea<on; I am sorry, but 3'our time  is up.*' l*A:i<l all general remarks  are ]irt��iu��d to five minutes?"  "Yes. that whs {.he underotandiiiir."  The ileov >n furneti very deliberately to his fellow   nif'iiiber.*.     uTben,  I  II'  The pastor   of  a   New    England  church announced that the regular  weekly   prayer-rueeling    would   be  devoted to discussion   of  a  certain  question  of general  interest, to tht-  congregation.    Many   members   o!  ihe church   wished to take nart in  the discus-ioi.; it w>i.s  ihe.refory decided  to Jimit   each   member's   re-  U3?^s to five  minutes.    When the  speti-sc'er's lime expired, the   clergyman was to notify him by  rapping  with a pencil on the desk.    Deacon  A., one of the members at whom the  restriction was (specially   directed, j  had not   fairly   started   on   his   re-   'brothers?."    he   proceed', d, '-J   shall  marks when, the   nip of ihe   pencil   throw   ?.he    nmainder   of    my   re-  wis h'-i.-i-d.    "Am I to understand" I marks into tho   f.'.-rm of a   prayer ;' I ^  asked  the deacon,   "that   my   five j The deacon kept/the floor.  RiT  YATES   STREET,  B  VIOTORIA, B.O.  g9 \&> <&\^<&\$ft&i  4?  Tenrple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan  Building, ���Vaueouye-r.  70 Bassirigl.iKil St., Lojidon.  ^nera! Shippinq & Insurance Aoents  Commission Merohante. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Ijumber  Merchants and Tii^r Boat Agents. Orders executed for ��very description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Chartere effected.  Goods and Merchandise o-f every description Iaaurod agpainfft loew by  Fire.   Marine risks coYored-  Tjil'e, Accident and BoUor Insuranc* ia the b��st ofBoas. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Minora' Outfits Insured.  Loans and Mortgages J^ego-tiated. Bsfcatoa Manajjed and BonU  Collected.   Debentures bougnt and sold.  ERAL  \  !    ,.j  i  ������ll  I  m  ill  I  1  M  I  1  m  S8|  1  m  ll  ; I  If  im 10  THE ECONOMIST.  Alva, Weyler's Predecessor.  Crossing the Flemish borders, Alva  laid siege to all the chief towns, and  every .triumph he gained was sullied by  the most vindictive cruelty. In capitulating the garrisons were shown no mercy, and "every atrocity which greed of  rapine, wantonness of lust and bloodthirsty love of slaughter could devise  was perpetrated by his express direction." In spite of these horrors the war  of liberation among the Dutch went on,  and the beacon fires of freedom were  everywhere lighted. 7  Unfortunately at the time Queen Elizabeth of England had re-established  friendly relations with Spain, and the  trading merchants and hardy mariners  of the Netherlands wefb excluded from  the kingdom. These "beggars of the  sea," as they, styled themselves, driven  back by necessity upon their own country, sought to establish a base for their  patriotic operations and fell upon the  Spanish garrisons in the Dutch seaports  of Brill and Flushing, and, expelling  them, raised the banner of their Orange  deliverer.  Alva was in time succeeded by his  son, Don Frederic, but affairs took no  brighter hue for the Dutch. Towns were  taken by assault, and in spite of Spanish promises to spare life and property  Alva could boastfully write to King  Philip that they had cut the throats of  the burghers and all the garrison (of  Naarden) and had not left a mother's  son alive.���Self Culture.  He Did Not Recognize Whey.  The special correspondent of a well  known trades paper furnished a most  satisfactory laugh awhile ago for a  friend.of his who lives up in northern  New York state, and he does not know  it yet. He had gone up the. state to visit  some mill or other, and the before mentioned friend volunteered to drive him  over to his destination. Now, while the  special correspondent has a wonderfully  general fund of information he knows  little about the country, and when they  were passing a large cheese factory he  exclaimed:"Why, there's a creamery!  Just wait a minute while I go in and  get a drink of buttermilk."  With this he jumped out of the carriage and entered the building. . My  country friend says that whey is not  pleasant to take and that even the pigs  won't eat it. But when the special correspondent asked for buttermilk the  people in the factory gave him a big  glass of thin, aciduous liquid, which he  swallowed down at a draft. The drive  was then continued. The special correspondent seemed to be very thoughtful.  He finally exclaimed in his explosive  fashion:  "Well, Smith, I don't know what  breed of cows yon raise up here, but  that was the damdest buttermilk I ever  tasted. "���Paper Mill.  Two Steps at a Time.  One evidence of the ever hustling characteristics of the average New Yorker is  shown on the stairways of the up town  L'tation of the elevated railroad at Park  place and Church street. The steps of  these stairways are covered with rubber, but every other step has large iron  rings imbedded in the rubber.  This was caused by the fact that the  New Yorker is never content to wait  even one minute for a train, and that  when he hears one approaching as he is  at the foot of the stairs he will rush up  the stairs two steps at a time hoping to  catch the train.  As a result the elevated railroad officials noticed that the rubber matting on  every other step was wearing out twice  as quickly as the rest. For a long time  they pondered as to the cause, and one  day Manager Fransioli solved the problem.    To know   was to act in   his case,  and the steel re-enforced rubber now  lasts if anything longer than the ordinary mats  on , the other steps  Earn Subsidies. .  The English officials in the far east  have some queer methods of dealing  with the natives of various provinces  who have come under the sway of their  government.-  For the submission of some of the  tribes composite subsidies are paid each  year by the British agents. A good specimen of these is the subsidy paid to  the Bhutias of Assam.  ������,��� The chiefs assembled under the wide-  spreading shade trees in front of the  agent's bungalow, and the subsidy, consisting of 5,000 rupees in silver, 10  pieces of broadcloth and 48 bottles of  rum, were spread out on the ground.  A formal ceremony, lasting only a  few minutes, precedes the actual delivery of the subsidy  Mark Twain In Battle.  It is related that Mark Twain served  two weeks as a soldier in the civil war.  He was attached to Jeff Thompson's  command in the Confederate armv in  Missouri. His own account of his military experiences, told in one of his private letters, is as follows: "We never  won any victories to speak of. We never  could get the enemy to stay still when  we wanted to fight, and when the enemy felt like fighting we were generally  ��n the move."  Refused Prime Ministers.  The.wife; of the late Earl of Bradford  had a sister, of whom it was said she  was the only woman who refused offers.  of marriage from two prime mimsters.  She was a Miss Forester, and in her  youth refused Lord ���Palmerstoii. She  married the Earl of Chesterfield, and as  his widow refused Lord Beaconsfield.  Barber shops in Sweden have bowls  in v;!iioh one can wash his face without  using'the hands. On touching a button  the'water spurts up like a small fountain, and the man who has boon shaved  holds his face in it till the soap is all  washed away.  In  ten years the school attendance in  *  Buffalo has more than doubled, although  the population has not increased in any  such proportion.  Facts In f;he Case.  "My son   has   accepted a position  in  Judge Hobbs'office. "  '1 Yes. 1 met him when he was running his legs off getting indorsements  on his application for the job. "���Cleveland Leader.  To a person who uses the brain a good  deal a light novel or aa amusing book  of travels or social essays will be found  to be of the very greatest value as a rest  tonic. Where one is fond of children an  hour spent in the nursery will be most  resting.  The vineyards of Italy cover nearlj  $,000,000 acres.  Eoniton Lace Doilies.  There is nothing more daintily pretty  than the honiton lace work which adorns  many doilies and centerpieces in tiie linen  closets of women of leisure. 'Embroidery  itself is not so delicate and beautiful, and,  although the lace looks extremely difficult, it is in reality quite simple to make.  Braids of various widths and designs may  be bought. Fine linen and lawn doilies  may be stamped in patterns to fit the outlines of the braid. That is then basted on  the linen smoothly, and the edges all  around are buttonhole stitched in either  silk or linen thread. When the braid is attached all around by buttonhole stitching:  the linen is cut away from under, and  only the airy pattern of lace remains.  Cure Effected.  The wise physician frequently finds  It necessary to "minister to a mind diseased " rather than to the body that  merely sympathizes with it. A young  woman who had gone from her home in  an inland village to visit friends in the  ^reat city for the first time in her life  soon began to lose all appetite and grow  thin and hollow eyed.  Her friends, fearing that she was going into a decline, called in a physician  in spite of her protests and asked him  to prescribe for her. He asked a few  questions, noted her symptoms, gave  her malady a scientific name and' sai?  as he handed her a bottle of pellets :  "It will be necessary, miss, first of  all, for you to leave the. crowded city.  The air here is not good for you. Have  rou friends in the country'-?"  '' Why, I live in the country, doctor,''  ihereplied.  "Very good.    Return, then, to  your  aome,   engage   in   light   exercise, with  frequent walks in the open air, and take  five of   these pellets   every morning before breakfast." s  She returned to her village home, observed the doctor' s directions faithfully,  paying particular attention to taking  the medicine, and was well in less than  a week.  Meeting the family phsyician one  iay, it occurred to her to tell him her  experience. He listened to her, asked to  see the pellets, tasted them, and, finding  bhem to be merely sugar unmedicated,  said:  *' What did  your city doctor tell you  was your..ailment?"  "He said it was nostalgia."  " H'mph! Do you know what nostalgia means?"  "No, sir."  "It means  homesickness. "���-Youth's  Companion.  ; A good many people still believe in  the little superstition abont seeing a  pin and picking it up. It makes some  ; of them decidedly ���.uncomfortable when  they pass a pin by, and even if experience has taught them that- there is  nothing to be gained by scooping up the  pointed bit of wire they still dive for  one whenever they see it. y  An aged man was toddling across  Payne avenue at its junction with Wilson some time ago when between^he  street car rails at the very center f^P^c  curve be noticed a pin. It was a bright  pin, and it caught his rather enfeebled  gaze at once. Being a superstitious old  gentleman, he determined to secure that  pin. With considerable effort he managed to bend over, when, just as his  trembling fingers closed upon it, with  a whoop and a roar a cable car came  swinging around the curve at the usual  terrifying rate. The old man went one  way, his cane and glasses and hat went  the other. They rushed to him and  picked him up. He was badly bruised,  and the ambulance was called. As they  were lifting him into it somebody noticed something shminer between his  clinched fingers.  Jt   was   the   pin  The Marrying Age. f  It is difficult to decide what is tho best  age for a girl to marry, for some develop,  both mentally and physically, much, earlier  in life than others. She shonldhave good  judgment and an opportunity of meeting  and associating with a variety of dispositions, or she cannot be expected to choose  a husband wisely. It .requires years of experience to be able to judge human nature even fairly well, therefore, in my  opinion, a girl should not marry younger  than 25 years of age. Before that age a  girl thinks more of the personal appearance of the man she goes with, while after  that age she is more apt to consider the  character. ���Mary Williams in Housekeeper.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT    .  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  SLOCAN CITY  KASLO  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonico  -Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. Starting  price commissions executed  Latest betting received bjr cable  VICTORIA, B.C.  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents,  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Klour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain-Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C�� P. O. Box 498. THE ECONOMIST.  11  SSSSSssfr-  ���^  Ltf  c  For liealtli and Happiness  jfF"VlviUiiMii  M^^P^isre'-��wn<���r:jm��y��irgE^gMi.-.CTrar7W��MT^��^ro^^ ���.. .^j^  ��gya��.j��CTg��^��JW3irfMMi>j^TCa>��3rn=rfa^ ^..-^ j-....^. ..^-����.���  p;7'  Substitute For an "Eye."  It is probable that every woman who  does any part of her own sewing knows  what to use as a substitute for an "eye"  when she is obliged -to use a hook and tho  " eye'' would come in a conspicuous place,  but if there is one who does not she will  be glad to learn of the little ring which  can be substituted. It is about twice as  long as a brass eyelet in a shoe and is but-  ; tonhole stitched around with silk or twist  the color of the goods upon which   it is to  ... be sewed, then caught in place by. one  edge, where ic will remain securely and  out of, sight.  Thirteen Women's Jewels.  Some one who claims to know says that  13 New; York, women.--own jewels worth  enough to equip 53 American regiments.  They are Mrs. William A'stor, Mrs. .John  Jasob Astor, Mrs. Ogden Mills, Mrs. Oliver Belmont, Mrs. Frederick ��� Vanderb.ilt,'  f^Mi's. George Gould, Mrs. Bra-dley Martin,  ^Mrs.. Evountze. Mrs. Twombley, Mrs.-Willi��, m C. Vv hi tiloy. .Mrs. Harry Pay ue Wh i till eyy Mrs.. Henry Sloans and Mrs. Frederick (.-Sfibbard.  ftoiice of Application- to   Purchase   Land-  iii.-cty days after daLC I intend to apply to the  Chief Coni'missioner of Lands and \Y6rks for  permission to purchase the following described  unsurveyed and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning- at a post set on the south bank of Koot-  enav River about iy2 miles west of Nelson, and  marked "E. C. Arthur's Northeast "Corner."  thence south forty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east, following  the meanderin'gs of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixtv nefos more or less.  July 30, 1898. E. C. Arthdr.  CERTIFICATE OF IIWPROVE&iSNTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Kelson Alining Division of West Kooteuay  Distriet.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  abc*rt tvreive miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, Joijn A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Fir./ih, K'ree Miners Certificate No.  loT'A, intend, si5:ty days from the date hereof,  to arsply to the mining- recorder for a certificate', of 'lnijjro-\*emeuts, for the purpose of ob-  tainirj-y a Crown Grant of the above claim.  A).diortiior take notice that action,   under  seet-'on 37, must be commenced  before  the is-  H"R.'iee of such certificate of improvements.  ited- this fltli day of August. 1S98.  John a. Coryell, Agent.  ;&  IT?*W%0&    K3  CERTIFICATE OF JBiPRGVEMENTS  "Grand Union" mineral claim, situate in  tiie Nelson Mining Division of West Kooteuav  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  lake notice that J, John A. Corvell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to th.e mining recorder for a certificate  of improvementspfor the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August 1898.  . John A. Coryell, agent.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Princess Ida" mineral claim, situate in  the N e Is ou-mining division of West Koote*  nay District.  Where located :���On Morning Mountain,  near The bend waters of Sandy Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, actinsr  as agr-nt for B. R. 0-- Waibey. Free Miner's  Certificate No, 2657 A, William H Bambury.  Free Miner's Certificate No. 2751 A, and Mi-  chnel Kgan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 25X4  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of tiie above claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this first day of October, 1S9S.  *   John McLATCfiiE, P. D. S.  Photographer*  VANCOUVER and NELSON ~\  Near Fhair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsen.       [  CERTiFiCATE OF laiF^OVE^ENTS.  " Canadian Queen " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kooteuav  district. '   7 ���  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  about two miles from Erie.  Take notice that i, John A. Coryell, as agent  for W, F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  3357SA, K. M. Ingram, Free Miner's Certificate  No. No. 5292 A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certificate N'c. <S838 A, in tend sixty days from  the da*--e hereof, to apply to tiie Mining Recorder  for a certificate of ira nrovcraents, for thepur-  pose 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 5th day of September. 3898.  John A. Coryell.  CERTIFICATE OF ?P.flrs*OVEFS��KTS.  " Relief Fraction " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  "Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Eric.  Take notice that 1, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J'. K. Neiil, Free Miner's Crrtifloat* No.  494SA, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a [-j-oivM grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of Much certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August. 1H9S  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OP I W, 7RGVS&3 EPJTS.  " j-'far f-'li ine " mineral claim, situate in the  Nei-on Mining Division of West Kooteuav district.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  %��S -  The   Largest   Supply   of  Horse      Blankets      Ever  Brought into   the Koote-  nay.-;   Every one High Grade   Article.     Inspection   in  vited.  4f      ff .  /        i    fteasaa  OPPOSITE P. O.  NELSON, B. O.  r^^nsir^sinnnsirsifird^  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  k>   Shingles.  Orders    Promptly   Filled   and ' Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.       Nelson    Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work*  JOHN RAB, AGENT..  ^JUUUUUIJUULJUUL^^  as agent  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that f, John A. Coryell,  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  494SA, intend, sixtv days from the date hereof,  tonpplvto 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 "7, must be com meneed before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th dav of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IM PROVE WE NTS.  "Big Hump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that J, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 13081 A, intend, sixty  davs from the date hereof, to apply to the raining 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 is-  .sniance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  Certificate of Improvements.  ."Gold Island" mineral claim;situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Mootenay  District.  Where located :���Two miles east of Ymir,  Take notice that I, Walter Askevr. Free Miner's Certificate No. 2,630 A, for myself, and  ji-itinsr as agent for W. C. Forrester, Free Miner's "Certificate No. 98,863, aud Charles W,  A mould, Free Miner's Certificate No; 2,629 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  A crown grant ofthe above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th. day of September, 1898.  WALTHE AjSKHW.  Subscribe for  ���5  ��  m  ��� VS  1  I  ml  i  a  m  m  ���UM  i  7?J  8$  s  ll  1  ���AM  '������'���Ml  m  ffjBga^mjamjagaw^^  MjS8^iB8ffl��aaa^��iMu^ 12  X'lXE, xs\*\jjaiLja2.i.\3-i:.  Liquors  "Wines  *    Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos   ��  Carpets  Mattings  Dry G-oods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Kxigs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  ,   Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  T"E:NAY.  AUG  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  "NELSON, B.C  �� J-WUfilWTrrrffTVrtF-- -~*~-^awMi iniw 11 WHrKBgi  Etc.  AND  E  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto.'/Thursdays for Montreal and Boston, Fridays for St. John, N. B.  Daily Train  To Rossland and main line points :  Daily Daily  6:40 p.m. leaves ���NELSON���arrives 10:30 p.m.  Kootenav Lake���Kaslo  Route.    Str.  Kokanee  Ex. Sun." Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :    11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson:  Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays.  7 a. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives (5:30 p. m.  Makes connection at PilotBaywith.str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in  both  directions, andat other points when signalled.  Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m.   leaves ��� NELSON ���- arrives   2:20 p.m.  Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, City Ticket Agent, Nelson,  B    C., or J.  HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  B.  C.  W.  F.  Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent  Vancouver B.C  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To anfl from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rare*, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Rv. Bgent or  C.   P.  R.  City Ticket Agent,   Nelson.  W     .   STITT,  Ge��     S.   S.  Agt., Winnipeg.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson,  B. C.  ODDS  AND ENDS.  Mistress���"I told the cook to  hurry the dinner;"  Master���"She seems to have  scorched it."  "What a charming woman! L  she rich?" "A hundred thousand  a year���in real estate." "The  deuce you say! And where's her  husband?"     "Under   the   real  es  tate.  5?  Walton���"Why did Jones break  off his engagement with Miss  Oidacres?" Jackson-���"On account of her past." Walton���  "What was the matter with it?"  Jackson���"Nothing; only he  '.bought it was too long."  Dozber���"Do you think that  constantly wearing a hat has a  tendency to make a man bald?"  J&ziin���"No; but when a man is  bald, I've noticed that it has a tendency to make him constantly  wear his hat."  "Do you guarantee (lie photographs to give satisfaction ?" demand ed the cross-eyed man with  the pug nose and prominent jaw.  "WeiJ���no," said the e-me-cientiong  photographer, "but I can guarantee a good likened.'''  .  Pastor (to peasant girl)���"Why  do you weep ?o much?'* Pea^aiat  oirl���"Because my lover has gone  to the army for three year*."  Pastor���"But those will soon be  over; then he wUl return. '  Peasant girl���(,Yes, but I'm afraid  that in the meantime another man  will want to marry me."  BUTTER,   EGGS,  CHEESE,  GURED MEATS;VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY,  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg. <  BRANCH ES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C, and  Dawson  City, N. W. T.    Full Stock carried at Nelson  P. J. R USSELL,   Manager   Nelson   Branch.  Banquet,  Glass   Sta  Christmas  anging, Hall and  id Lamps. Useful  Gifts.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON,  B.  fe:  r  j��SS5B��5Q��jSi_;  Sg!3S*4��t  (Established 1858.)  anufacturers of  i SOU ITS AND GONF-EOTIONERY  &tEELs/o/Z\lZs:orCARl^EY VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER

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