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Array THE NELSON  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  vot. II.  NELSON.  B. C,   WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1899.  NO.  jp<  %  1  THE NELSON ECONOfllST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson. B. C.  D.. M. CABLEY PUBLISHEB  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:        ',  ��� One Year to Canada and .United States ?2.00  If paid in advance '  1.50  Os�� 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 irre-  ���ponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  The Estimates were brought down in the  Legislature last Friday, and, as was anticipated the Government has made sweeping reductions in the salaries of the civil service  officials. These reductions, however, do not  affect the heads of the departments. Some of  the officials will find it difficult to make both  ends meet under the new order of things.  Those who were inclined to criticize the old  Government for alleged indifference towards  the interests of Kooienay will find ample food  for contemplation in the penuriousness of the  new Government. But a majority voted for  retrenchment'in the management of the affairs of the Kootenay. They have now no  cause for complaint in this respect. The  Economist expressed its opinions at a time  when there was some chance to guard against  peril; those who thought otherwite can grumble now.  The Colonist has the following with  regard  to the estimates: ''Notwithstanding an increase  of over $30,Q00 in salaries of civil government  officials,  the estimated  expenditure   shows a  reduction of upwards of  $230,000. of which  $116,150 comes off roads, streets and   bridges,  ihe one item  which touches the  public  most  jloselv and contributes  most-to the  drvelon  ment of the country.    The sum of $69,400 is  taken off  the estimate for public buildings.  The provincial  police,   who   certainly   earn  their money, if any people in the country do,  are obliged to contribute to the new policy  of  economy by submitting to a cut of about $15,-  000 in their salaries, or nearly 20 per cent.  The following comparison illustrates very well  the Semlin-Martin-Cotton brand of economy:  For the current year the estimated expenditure was $1,996,750, and the cost of civil government $145,710, or a trifle over 7 per cent,  of the total; for next year the estimated expenditure is. $1,764,873, and the cost of civil  government $176,662, or a trifle over 10 per  cent, of the total. It will cost the province 3  per cent, more to expend the appropriations,  or in other words, $31,000 more to expend  $170,000 less. This may be economical administration, but most people will ask to be  excused from thinking so. It is a case of  more places and patronage and less public  works, more government and less development.  How do the people like it?"'  . The disfranchisement of the British officers,  .soldiers and sailors, stationed at Esquimalt,  has brought forth condemnation from nearly  every paper in the Province. The granting of  thejfranchise to these men in'the first place  was to arouse an interest in Canadian affairs  and possibly as a slight recognition for their  services to the Empire of which Canada is so  import?nt a part. It was felt to be an unjust  discrimination against the men who in case of  hostile attack would defend our homes that  they should not be permitted to participate in  the management of the affairs of the country,  while -f..>:pigner8 could come here and within  a year or so exercise those rights of citizenship. The conferring of the franchise on these  men had the desired effect, many of whom  when they left the service becoming influential citizens. Now the government deprives  them of the privileges held for years, and  places them on a level with Siwashes and  the Chinese. In case of an outbreak of hostilities it is these same men to whom the residents of British Columbia would look for protection, and not to Joe Martin and David Higgins.' .������ ���   .;-..-���  A  telegram 'announces that  Hon. Mr.'Sif-  ton has  called  infhis  "Descriptive Atlas  of  Canada," and at great expense will  point an-,  otb^r   map.    It   appears   Mr. Siff/>ri   believed  there   were   no  Canadian  firms .qualified"-' to  prepare the plates, and the maps vv< re printed  from plates  by a Chicago   firm and were  ful.l'  of   errors.    For   instance,   the .boundary be-  'ween Alaska and Canada was as claimed   by  the United States, arid as the publication bore  the inscription "Issued by authority of Hon:  Clifford  Sifton, minister of; the interior,"   it  was necessary to insert a  note in very small  type on the  last  page explaining  that   the  boundary   was  as   c'aimed   by  the   United  .States.    The boundary  of Labrador, was,not  correct,   running   away   down   towards   the  southwest instead  of following the.   height of  land, and the divisions of the Northwest territories are   as they existed several years  ago.  On- the margins of the maps there was a lot of  miscellaneous   information   in which   it was  stated that the capital of Ontario'is  Ottawa.  In one place the population of  Winnipeg was  stated   to be  32,000, and  in  another 35,0,00.  The list of principal cities of Canada included  Montreal,  Quebec, Toronto,  Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria, but  Ottawa, the capital  city,   Hamilton and  London   were not mentioned.    On   the  margin of the  map   of the  Northwest territories there were  the names of  a!bout 250 places   under the   heading  'Chief  Cities," including such urban centers of population as Pincher Creek, Loon Creek, Batoche,  Bull's Head and Gull Lake.    The same on the  map of Manitoba, which our prospective Gali-  cian, Doukhoborsti and other kinds of  fellow  citizens will be pleased to learn numbers within its not ex.tenjsive limits 122  "Chief Cities."  The provinces   appeared   on the  map   not as  divisions of  the Dominion  of Canada, but of  "British America,"  and  in every respect, as  the Ottawa  Citizen remarks,  the   production  bore every  evidence of having been "made in  Chicago."  Some year,�� ago James Blaine remarked:  "The Eagle is not going to fatten tne Lion's  whelp," by which he meant that under no  condition would the United States contribute  towards the prosperity of Canada. The successors to Mr. Blaine have not changed in the  attitude of their great leader to this .country-..  Events, a weekly publication at Ottawa*'.states'  the situation correctly, when it saj's: "Canada has played;-'baby, suckling, weakling, long  enough. It is time that it was on its feet displayingits .manhood to the world. Our government g've^ about pottering:and petti-fog-  gi n'g. askirig- favors and praying for concessions  that were never yet, granted on supplication.  Let the thing be "stopped. Let us go to work  like men, and let our neighbors attend to theirj  own.affairs in their own way. They are wel 7  able to   take care  of themselves,and   have  no  IMMMMt^M^^ ; i .  J  * i  a a  THE ECONOMIST.  i  |5  .'��', *  ftil.  i' si ^      r  Mi.  p  h AS  9  ���ill  .in  \\n  If!!-  > I3��  i? i?fi  Ill  .Hltl  if?  \m���l  ' ml  I   ���  I-. ���*! J-  ''V  ... >ii  ���:*!  to  mt  |:��M'  l-|  si J  - srf  |n:i  ������:<  '���Si  intention of helping us. Let us cut off all the  branches that hang over the line fence so that  all the apples will grow on our'side o'f the tree.  Do not have our neighbors filling their baskets at our expense and laughing at us for fools."  The information that, the C. P. R. will begin almost at once constructing the Crow's  Nest Pass line from Kootenay Landing to  Nelson will be hailed with, pleasure. It  means that Nelson will be a busy point the  coming" year. , The announcement that the  depot will be improved to meet the increasing demands of traffic is also a matter for  congratulation.  The citizens of Kossknd are agitating for a  curfew ordinance. The youth of that city are  said to be almost incorrigible.  The following is the report which a minority of the public accounts committee desired to present to the legislature, through Mr.  Turner, last Friday. The committee, through  Mr. Prentice, their chairman, declined tocon-  ��� sider the  subject as coming within the seope  of their   duty:    "We, the   undersigned members of the standing committee, beg  leave to  , make the following report:    That after a careful investigation respecting a certain warrant  ;   No. 119,  made out in  July last, the total of  ��� which $163,207, was for educational purposes,  and in which it has been stated blank warrants were inserted, we are convinced that the.  insertion of the blanks referred to could in no  way affect the amount of the warrant, as the  total of the whole of the preceding pages is  shown on the last sheet, certified by the auditor, and this last sheet is the one signed by  the Lieutenant-Governor; and further that  accompanying the warrant is the order-in-  council setting forth the total amount, corresponding with the amount on the warrant;  this order-in-council is also signed by the  Lieutenant-Governor. Upon inquiry from the  auditor-general why blank sheets were inserted among the educational warrants, 1 e  explained that the warrants are prepared by  the superintendent of education, and it was  customary to insert some blank sheets for the  . purpose of noting on them in red ink the details of the payments as made against the sum  authorized to be so paid, and that as these  payments were made in many small amounts,  one sheet was not sufficient for them all. We  further remark that if any of these blanks  were abstracted they could not be used or bub-  stituted for warrants for any service, as the  bottom portion of the sheet, where the auditor  certifies to the amouut, had been cut off."  Sir Charles Tupper addressed a large  meeting in Clinton, Ont., the other night.  The Conservative leader was in good voice, and  his speech, delivered with fire and vigor, was  frequently, applauded. He did not go into  any financial or other details, confining himself to what might be termed a political  re  view of Canada since Confederation. He defended the national policy, which, he said,  was inaugurated by the Conservative party,  had made Canada a nation, ��� and was today  the policy of the Liberal party. Q The latter,  he said, had been compelled to steal the  national policy, in spite of their previous  denunciations of it, because they were afraid  that any other policy would prove Canada's  ruin. He challenged the Liberal party to  point to any single thing they had done in the  work of making Canada a nation. He  charged the government with having increased  the expenditure and with having added  enormously to the national, debt without  gainings anything in return. He also charged  them with having adopted many of the ideas  of their prodecessors. He charaterized Mr.  Mulcck's postage stamp motto as a most  absurd statement to put on a Canadian  postage stamp, a statement that, would never  have been thought out except in the mind of  a most silly man.  Since the Government has determined to  disfranchise its officials would it not be only  a simple act of justice to exempt from .taxation those deprived of the right of exercising  their franchise?  Sooner or later the Government will have  to provide a superannuation fund for officials  who have given the best part of their lives to  the service of the Government. p The methods  prevailing in the Dominion civil service could  well be applied to this P ovince.  3 1     I  The attempt to move the full court from  Victoria to Vancouver, is an example of petty  spite not  often revealed in legislative bodies.  When the tramp appeared on the stage at  the Nelson opera house last week, the friends  in the audience of Joe Martin cheered vociferously. It was another case of miataken  identity.  w  The report of the medical health officer to  the city council contains several suggestions  that should receive the serious consideration  of the authorities. The sanitary condition of  the city is a matter of vital importance.  The Victoria Times has added a column to  each of its eight pages, and is now one of the  largest evening papers printed in Canada.  The Toronto Globe opposes the Alien Exclusion bill. That paper says: "While provision has been made for the possible straining of Provincial authority in the direction of  internecine antagonism, it is to be hoped that  the opposite spirit will characterize the deliberations of every cabinet council and every  legislative assembly. While we are so enthusiastic about the strengthening of the ties  that bind the empire together, we will be mak  ing ourselves ridiculous if local exclusiveness  breeds antogonism within the Dominion."  q  The Kootenay Mining Standard has improved since its removal to RoBsland. Mr. C.  Dell-Smith is doing the editorial work, which  is a guarantee that the paper will be crisp  and bright.  Another distinguished British statesman  has vkited America arid refused to partake of  the hospitality of Canada. This, time it is  Lord Charles Beresford. He would have received a hearty welcome from Canadians if he  had crossed over the boundary line.  The Cascade Record says if that town is  overlooked in the estimates James M. Martin  will be held responsible by the voters. The  genial James will, probably find out the significance of the truism, "Uneasy lies the head  that wears a crown."  Through the enterprise of the Allen Brothers the music-loving citizens of Nelson will be  enabled to enjoy opera for two nights this  week. Such enterprise should not go unrewarded.  It is suggested by the Irish Standard that  Rudyard Kipling may think it a white man's  burden if compelled to pay $50,000 to his  brother-in-law, who has brought action against  him to recover that amount for alleged defamation of character.  A Winnipeg firm has issued a calendar for  1899, which is attracting considerable attention. It is gorgeously embellished with portraits of four celebrated Britishers, who happen to be Irishmen. They are Generals  Wolseley, Kitchener and Roberts, and Rear  Admiral Beresford.  In an interview at Ottawa, G. B. Maxwell,  M. P. said that 90 per cent of the population  of British Columbia approved of the Alien exclusion legislation. Mr. Maxwell either does  not know what he is talking about, or is telling what he knows to be untrue.  Cascade City is seeking incorporation.  The residents of Fernie are agitating   for a  school.  Goldwin Smith writes of the war in the  Philipines : " Liberty, enlightenment and  civilization continue to be copiously served  out from the muzzles of Maxim guns and  Mauser rifles to the fortunate natives of-the  Philipines. The poor creatures appear to be  fighting hard for their land, but the scientific  weapon mows them down in thousands. It is  not by the American people that this is done.  The American people, if a fair appeal could  be made to them at this moment, would put  their veto on the carnage.     It is the act of  AQfr.  <��> THE ECONOMIST  3  uncrupulous politicians in temporary possession of the government, working for their, own  ends, and backed, for purposes not less sinister,  by an equally unscrupulous* press, which  holds up to public execration as ' traitors' all  who give honest counsel to the state. In one  respect, however, these man deserve our gratitude."  f. According to neports from the East,  the  steamship lines have apparently entered upon  ,a competition in building big steamers.   The  Oceanic, the largest steamer in the world, has  hardlv been launched , before the announce-  ment is made that a competing transatlantic  company has given orders for  the cbnstrup-;  tion of a steamer which will exceed even the ,  enormous proportions of.the new   White Star  liner,,; The details of the design are being got,  =outrand in the couree of the next few months  the contract will be let.  ���   t It is to be hoped the Government will enter-!  : tain the proposal for additional school accommodations for Nelson. The school population  is. certain to increase the coming year, and it*  . will be a calamity if ample facilties are not'  , provided.  ;, If the Government would tear down the  present shack ihat, serves as a court-house*  , and erect a new building it would be acting  with some degree, of wisdom. There is no use  .putting a new patch on old garments.  Thb report from Victoria that a leading.  ' member on: the Government side has threatened to design will not surprise any one. r The  " ship* ?6f state is uhseaworthy and must founder  when it encounters rough weather. "'���������' * --  ��� ���: John.B. Kerr, of Toronto, has been engaged  asceditor of the Rossland Miner. Mr. Kerr  has,had-considerable experience in journalis-'  tic work in the west.  The fac.^ that  many of   the largest whole-i  sale firms doing business in British Columbia  i f   i  contemplate the erection of large warehouses  Atf this-point as the best possible evidence  that Nelson is growing in importance as a  wholesale center. " r  ,^k  The Conservatives in the East are' giving a  1, f^PjOpl deal, bf, attention ~to organisation. '"' If the  .> ..Cpns'eryatjye .party .hopes  to win, in the next  election: it should" adopt the   methods of the  ;;:Liher&lSj who forthepast ten years have" been  *' educating the:masses in -the principles  of the  .,party. -Moreover, the Conservatives: will have  v^tp r^onstructthei whole part^.y: Ne> men are  -* badly? needed.  " Tiife East Kooteinqy'Miner h^  in'regard -tor the alien legislation :   "ThePro-  vincial Legislature hasj from praiseworthy  motives recently enacted that in future (1) no^,  aliens shall   acquire   placer    claims in    our  Province, and (2) that no contract shall    be  made for importing labor from outside of the  Province.     The Alien Act, as it  is familiarly  called, is specially and particularly  directed  against our American cousins, who have done  so much to open up and develop  the mineral  resources of our Province.    The object of the  first enactment   is  to   retain   the   wealth of  s British Columbia for the  nationalities of  the  British Empire.     The object  of the second  enactment is to maintain the proper standard ���  of the living wage by the prevention of the im- t  portation. of labor hired from  outside of   the,  Province.   It has  been' ingeniously   argued ,  that as  some of the  States 'exclude) Canadians from being participators  in sharing  in  their mineral wealth, therefore we arejur'^ed  in excluding Americans from participati ^ in  sharing in our  mineral wealth.    This  argument means if the Americans do   wrong and;  pass bad  legislation,  therefore it is the duty'  of the Legislature of this Province to perpe-l  trate a similar wrong by passing equals  badj  legislation.   ThiSr.i.sophistry will  not do; two:  wrongs will never make one  right.    Anotherf  ingenious  argument in which  there  is.considerable force is that the  Americans employ  their  own transportation companies  and use  r their own merchandise, and no benefits accrue.'  to us, but on the contrary, we sustain loss by  our alluvial wealth  being removed   by those  who offer no compensation..   The same .argument   with greater. Jorce can   apply   to, our  ��� brothers of other nationalities than the Can-  adian.   The Africander, the Australian' and  the Briton c?n do  the very same things  that'  we complain of,against our American cousins  ���take away British  Columbia's 'golden  alluvial  wealth and   leave nothing in  return.  These would not hesitate to employ American  transportation and use" American merchandise  if thev found it'advahUseous or  beneficial to!  "their interests to do soV'and'ihoy-'wbuld not be  prevented unless more legislation  is' enacted  in the spirit of " Canada for C.inadiar.s." Such  leg slatioh as we?have sketched   is  backward  and retrograde and opposed to the-best traditions of our glorious constitution, .which is ever  for liberty.    It is our proud boast that where-.  .-ever our flag waves, all races, all  creeds,  can  come and dwell under it, and  enjoy all  our  privileges so long as they conform to our laws.  It is opposed to the best traditions of   Liberal  principles, which ever go to make for freedom,  and the.removal  of ail  restrictions  for  free  communication   and   intercourse among  na-  tions.    Such legislation   is  narrow  and   parochial, and never will assist  in   building  up  our Province to be one of the, mightiest  Provinces among our many mighty Provinces in  our Empire.    Throw wide our portals, remove  all restrictions^ and we will do  more to make  our Province one ol in the  British diadem/thah this 'harrow,   backward,  retrograde^legislation." ''"������' .  A telegram from Winnipeg announces the  sudden  death   there, last night, of   R.   W  ^Jamieson, M. P. for that city. Deceased was  a gentleman of good ability and highly re?  spectedas a citizen. He was-a brother-in-law  of W. A. and GeorgeThurman, of this city.   c>  A correspond'ent in the Miner, this morning,  signing himself "Citizen," objects to the proposal to establish'a Reverend Sisters Hospital  in this city. There are many things !to be  said in favor of placing such an institution  under the control of the Sisters. In the first  place, these women devote their whole lives to  the care of the sick, 'and are perhaps equally  as well skilled in their knowledge'of contagious diseases as the medical profession. The  ordinary hospitals employ nurses who did not  intend <io make care for the sick aiife woik,  and naturally are not so anxious to' acquire a  scientific knowledge of disease 'as the nurses  who intend to1 make it a life' study. Anyone  who has ever been in a hospital conducted by  the Sisters will confess that' these women- are  unremitting in their attentions towards their  patiehte. As much cannot be said of nurses  in other hospitals. AgainJ-those who' are interesting themselves in behalf" of the Sisters  are prepared to raise the1' fund necessary to  ' makePsuch an institution- an assiire^d' success.  "Tlie amount 'required' will ibe,vsdmetliing in the  neighborhood of $9^,000. '' Without desiring to  cast any reflectloh��6n~"what'has��been done in  the past, we would poiht butthatinf c'asebf an  Epidemic"at the present'time; the health'of the  residents' of.Nelson'would1 be seriously' menaced by present acebmmbdatioris; f There; are  'ver^few nurses,'except' theSisterp,1 fwno will  lgive'contagious'diseases the attention re-  l quired.   ' '"' -.������' '     "',..' '   ' ���"    ��� " , -    .  Whole City Of Marble.,.  ... In the county of North Hastings, Ont., is a  deserted^ town 'called Bridgewater, which is"  built .entirely of. marble,; says the- New ? York  yWorl$. About 25 years ago a- farmer's--wife  was searching in the woods for a pig that had  strayed away. In a particularly dense part of  ,the forest she found a cold- spring of crystal  water and stooped to drink from it. As she  did so. she slipped, on around stone which  rolled from under her foot and fell into the  water. Attracted by the peculiar color of the  stone she fished it out'and took it home. In-  vestigation.showed it to be a 20-pound nugget  of almost pure gold.  Within six months the wilderness had bios-  somed'into the bustling town of Bridgewater,  with 5,000 inhabitants. There were old forty-  niners from the Pacific slope,-amateurs from  Great Britain and the United States, prospectors, from every field.' Shafts ami; tunnels  were driven by the hundreds. In the sinking  of a shaft a mile south of the town, on a claim  of Mr. B. Flint of Bellevillle, who is; nqw a  member of the Canadian Senate,- a, vein of  white marble was discovered. At the suggestion of Fiint, who wanted little or nothing for  the material, the town of Bringewater was  built of solid marble, j It.has even to this day  a court house, school^ church, hotel, stores and 4  THE ECONOMIST.  '"it  \M  I -ess  If "M  1*��la  li'^S  l��?i'S  mn  \m.  \mi  III  Pi  \vm  j &s!  III'  IB  iii  ii ���  iffl  PI  N  )Vl?  I ;ib  s'd   -  ���*&  n j  i��fv<  i^-.i*1  I-. I'S  I'-?!  Mo  |;;ij  i--I  m  private dwellings constructed wholly of this  material.  While the town was booming the entire  country round about was prospected. Some  of the shafts and tunnels driven were more  than 100 feet in depth, but remarkable as it  may seem, there was never enough gold found  to pay the cost of a single mine in the district.  The place where the original nugget was  found was christened "Aladdin's Cave," and  Ihe land in its vicinity sold at,fabulous prices.  One farmer whose farm adjoined the cave sold  five acres to an English syndicate for $100,000  cash. The syndicate spent another $100,000  in developing the claim, but never obtained  an ounce of free gold. An aged Irishman at Bridgewater, Patrick Keough, received  an offer of $125,000 for his farm, which consisted of 100 acres of rockpiled, barren land.  He refused the offer, holding out for $150,000,  which he never got. To-day any one could  buy the property for a dollar an acre.  , 'Within'a couple of years it became apparent to ail that mining" in Bridgewater  would never pay, and the prospectors and  citizens departed, leaving the marble town to  settle down to a future desolation.  ��� ,,-��� W. Dl Brewster, formerly C. P. R. agent at.  Trail, was committed for trial last Friday.;  The preliminary trial took place before E. S.  Topping, justice of The peace. It is generally  known that the deficit in the office accounts is  about $1200, says the Trail Creek News. J.  H. Sinclair, one of the employees under  Brewster, is now in custody of the United  States marshal at Spokane, and is wanted for  complicity in the defalcation; The direct  charge under which Brewster was placed in  custody was the failure to enter upon the  cash book, thereby defrauding the company of  $140 paid February 3, for freight, by Johnson  . <& McDougall, but when the case was opened,  Mr. Abbott, for the prosecution, was granted  permission to amend the information, so that  it would include $100.80 paid by Chatterton &  Coleman, January 17, and not entered. The  evidence was such that the justice felt compelled to commit the defendant.  The Metropolitan Opera Co. wi'l begin a  two-night's engagement at the Nelson Opera  House.next Friday night. On the opening  night "The Chimes of Normandy" will be  given and on the following evening "Fra Dia-  vola." The company numbers 30 people, inclined in which are Will Rising, the well-  known tenor, Blanche Aldrich, Jennette Lincoln, Alice James, Lillian Kemble, Maurice  Hoggerman and Eddie Smith. In the Coast  cities, where the. company has been singing  for. the past two weeks, the papers speak  highly of the artistic merit of the organization. Not the least interesting feature in connection with this company's productions is  fact that the costumes worn are appropriate  and expensive. A slight advance has been  made in the price of admission, which, of  course, is usual with opera companies. The  seat sale opened this morning at the store of  the Canada Drug and Book Co.  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  Mrs. (Dr.J Quinlan has left on a visit  to  California.  P. J. Russell has been visiting  towns in  East Kootenay.  J. W. Smith has gone down to the Coast to  visit his parents.  Fred. Newman,  of the Crow's Nest Pass  line, is in the city.  J. M. Coombs, a Winnipeg traveller, was in  the city this week.  H. B. Thomson, of Turner,  Beeton & Co.,  has gone down to the coast.  Montana claim, situated on  Tracy cieek,  has been stocked for $500,000.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dundee have returned  to Rossland after a short visit to Nelson.  Mr, J. Roderick Robertson will leave next  Friday for London, Eng., to be absent a few  months.  The wholesalers of Nelson are protesting  against their tax being raised from $20 to $50  per year.  The Buchannan Dramatic Co. will begin a  short engagement at the Nelson Opera House,  March 6th.  It is believed that the Imperial Bank will  move into the premises now occupied by the  Bank of Montreal.  Miss Livingstone is delivering lectures on  cooking under the auspices of the Nelson  Branch of the National Council of Women.  The latest infsrmation concerning the death  of R. W. Jamieson, Winnipeg, is to the effect  that death was caused by the accidental discharge of a revolver.  It is reported that a Scotch syndicate has  bonded the St. Eugene group of mines. The  figures are $400,000. The syndicate are trying to, and possibly will, secure the Moyie,  Queen of the Hills and Lake Shore claims.  The West Kootenay Brick and Lime Co.  (L'td) has been registered with a capital of  $50,000. The company will take over the  business formerly conducted by T. S. Procter,  and will also extend the business throughout  the interior. The company will be in a position to supply common brick, pressed brick  and lime in almost inexhaustible quantities  within a short time. The principal stockholders in the new company are Messrs. T. G.  Precter and Beers Brothers, which should be a  guarantee that Us affairs will be conducted on  strictly business principles.  An amateur opera company has been organized in Nelson with the following officers:  President, Capt. J. W. Troup; vice president,  J. H. Bowes; secretary, C. St. Barbe; treasurer,  L. M.��� Lay. Executive committee, A'. H.  Buchanan, Bruce White, W. W. Beaton, E. P.  Whalley and George Johnstone. Those who  have signified their intention of taking part  are: A. G. Simpson, G. Melville Parry, Capt.  and Mrs. Troup, L. M. Lay, G. Kydd, H. W.  R. Moore, J. H, Bowes, F. W. Brougham, Mrs.  W. A. Macdonald, Clarence Goepel, Mrs.  Goepel, W. A. Jowett, Miss Wilson, F. M.  Chadbourne, T. Morley and W. W. Beaton.  The Elections Bill.  Hon. Joseph Martin has introduced a bill  amending the Elections Act, which strikes us  as being difficult to uphold. Among other  features it disfranchises judges, sheriffs and  their deputies, members of the Imperial forces,  ^including sailors, mariners and soldiers;  school teachers, and all others in receipt of a  salary from the, government of $25.00 per  month or over. It provides that in cities polling shall commence at 9 a. m., and close at  7 p. m.; in places other than a city the "hours  shall Be from 8 a. m. to 5. p. m. It is significant that provision is made for a revision  of the voters' list, providing that a general  election is held before August next.  Naturally, enough this measure met with  strenuous opposition in the house, and it is  to the credit of the opposition that they succeeded in wresting from the Attorney-General  a promise that the bill would be amended so  as to permit school teachers to vote as heretofore. The teachers of the province are not  likely to forget this attempt to take from thera  a privilege dear to every man of intelligence;  and when the opportunity arrives many of  them will show their displeasure by voting  against the intolerant and intolerable methods employed by Mr. Martin and his followers.  Bythis act men of the highest intelligence  and education in the land are prohibited from  expressing their opinions by means of the ballot. Judges may be entrusted with the  weighty matters of law and equity, but are  not to be allowed the privilege of voting in the  way their judgment may direct.  Officers and privates of Her Majesty's forces,  many of whom are deeply interested���financially and otherwise���in the affaire of the  province, are also subjected to the humiliation  of being placed on a level with a Chinaman or  Siwash. They may be permitted to spill  their blood, if necessary, for the defence of the  country and iU institutions, but are not, by  the provincial government, considered worthy  of being entrusted with the privilege of the  ballot. j '  The fact that Mr. Martin has singled out  the most intelligent and most highly educated  classes of our population against whom he  directs this measure of disfranchisement, is a  sufficiently strong indication that it is not  among their numbers that he expects to receive that support which would enable him to  continue in power.���Vernon News. THE ECONOMIST  THE COURT.  There, was a frown on th  Judge's face as he  took his seat on the   Bench.   After Mooking  through one of his books, he ordered William  Alfred Galliher to stand up.   "William,'' said  the judge, "it is charged  that on a recent occasion, in the usually peaceful town ..of  Ymir,  you engaged in certain terpsichorean exercises,'  which performance is a menace to the dignity  of your chosen profession,   William,   I  am  sorry to   see   you here   on such  a charge.  Dancing is a vain thing at any time, but when  engaged in   by a member  of the Bar much  evil may result therefrom.   All the evidence  goes to prove that you did dance and  otherwise  disport yourself to  the music cymbals  and other alleged musical instruments.   Your  case is a particularly sad one.   I have known  you personally for many years. I remember  you when we lived on canned beef and  hardtack with Nile water to  wash it down; I recall the   pleasant afternoon we spent  in As-  siout and  how you. assisted in  repelling the  attack of the citizens of that town; although  many years have elapsed I still remember the  pleasant hours  spent in that old   bazaar   in  Wady Haifa  as we submitted  calmly to the  robbery of those avaricious old Greeks; I remember facing sandstorms without the aid of  spectacles, and one of the most pleasant recollections was  the time when  you vanquished  Conroy the champion of India in the standing  jump contest.    You   mast   have   jumped. 14  feet 9 inches on that occasion." "Fourteen feet  11 inches, by actual measurement, my Lord "  answered William. " Fourteen feet 11 inches ���"  repeated  the Judge   reflectively. ;���   "fourteen  feet 11 inches; William, you are an honor to  your profession.   You may go."  MINES AND INVESTORS.  The ore body has been struck in the Golden  Crown, Greenwood Camp, at the 150-foot  level, there being five feet of it averaging $ 32  in gold.  The new main working shaft on the Cariboo, in camp McKinney, has reached the 300-  foot level, and drifting for the ledge is now  the order of the day.  The Grand Forks Miner says  that   one of  most promising strikes to be recorded of late,  was made last Saturday in  the  Gray Horse  tunnel on the claim of that name.     The Gray  Horse is one of  the   oldest  locations  in  the  Reservation having been located on the  bank  of the Kettle river about six hundred yards  from the townsite of Nelson  with a wagon  road on the east bank of   the , river   to   the  tunnel mouth.     The tunnel has now attained  a   length   of   110   feet.     During the   week,  numerous stratas  of fine ore have  been  en-  coUnted all tending   in the same   direction,  hut not until within the  last   few  feet  have  they, come : together.    A  shot   on Saturday  last opened up from 14 to 20  inches  of solid  ore carrying values as high as  $100  per  ton.  This vein has now been opened up from several  feet and still hoids in size and value, and bids  fair with development  to  open  out  into  an  immense ore body as indicated  by   the surface outcrop.     Jake, as he is familiary called  by his acquaintances, is deserving  of  all  he  may develop, as   without exception  he. has  done more work  to produce  a  paying  mine  than any one prospector in that district.  John Houston, an  old offender, was  up on  the charge of asking questions.    The Judge  admonished John for indulging his appetite for  asking questions.    His Lordship said:.   "Your  latett offense is asking : 'Was Pontius Pilate a  Scotchman?'    'You   ought   to. know  better.  The families  of which   Pontius  Pilate  and  Judas Iscarrot were so distinguished members  were French  Canadians.    They  migrated to  Jerusalem in  the early days of the first century, but Judas reached there too late to  sell  his vote, and as he needed the money at  the  time he sold the Divine Master.    When  you  need information of this character, John,  you  should come to this court, and not be perplex-,  ing the people with such questions.    You will  be   excommunicated    for    three   additional  years, your sentence to run concurrently with  the last." ;  Provincial Politics,  "V^. A. Macdonald," said the Judge, "a jury  of your fellow-citizens have found you  px>t guilty of being a politician. In effect, the  verdict is that if you are a politician they  have not been able to detect it in any of your  work, so youj are discharged."  It is seldom that reference is made in   these  columns to the vagaries of the political   wirepullers at Victoria.     The  professional    poli-  tican in British Columbia is  rapidly earning  as   unsavory  a reputation as  his American  prototype, and to chronicle his  delinquencies  would serve   no good  purpose.    Self-interest  and an absolute contempt for such "old-country" weaknesses as  lojralty to party,  honest)'  in motives, or truth in public statements are  the chief characteristics of this  type of provincial law-maker.   It  is exceedingly  unfortunate that   just now,  when the outlook before the  Province is so  promising,  the fair  horizon  is   darkened  by political  intrigues.  For many years past the ill-government of the  Province has   been deplorable.    The   faults,  however, consisted mainly of sins of omission.  A more progressive and far-seeing policy was  necessary.  The new pilots are exceedingly progressive;  but their aim is self-enrichment, judging from  recent indications, and their motto "To the  victor the spoils." The first and greatest need  of the Province is capital; not to be enticed in  small quantities, but to be attracted in a quick  succession of  large sums as  the tangible  ex-  pression   of   faith   in   its   proved   richness.  Capital; however,  is shy,  and  the   timorous  money-bags look askancekat' unconstitutional  and irregular procedure in the Local Legislature.   In order to strengthen a feeble and nondescript Government, Mr.  Martin, a professional politician   possessing lome knowledge  of law and a certain reputation  in Manitoba,  has passed a Bill   through the Local Legislature to  prevent  the hearing of some election ,  petitions, which   might perchance have *been  successful, and  thereby unseated two government supporters.   The Bill  apparently   was  forced through  the House in the most highhanded anduhscrupulous manner.  All   the    Government  organs    have   endeavored to expl in the matter as  one of ex- p  pediency, but this would appear to be incorrect, as one of the cases was before the courts  prior to the opening of the session, and the  case would have been  heard and settled,but  that the returning officer was unable   to be  present, although subpoenaed, owing to the refusal of the Attorney-General to give leave of  absence.      Regarding     this     extraordinary  measure introduced by the Attorney-General  from any standpoint, it appears to be iniqui-,  tbus, and the indecent  haste which the  Lieu-  tenant-Governor displayed in  giving his as-:  sent to the Bill confirms the impression which  we had previously formed at to his ignorance  of the dignity proper to his office.   The Lieutenant-Governor of a colony is not supposed  to be a political partisan, and it is not seemly  that he should become a tool in the hands of  such a politician as Mr. Martin.  It should  be clearly  understood  that the  foregoing remarks are in no may instigated by  political bias.    The Review is  not a  political  organ, but regards Canadian affairs in general,  and British Columbia in particular, from an  imperial   and   commercial   standpoint.    We  know' that the Dominion  possesses  enormous  mineral weahh and great  commercial  possibilities, and we desire to draw the attention of  merchants   and   capitalists   in   the   mother  country to one of her fairest colonial possessions.    When, however, we see political corruption   rampant,   precedent   disregarded,   and  laws made to strengthen   the hands  of lawbreakers, it is impossible to keep silence.  The greatest hindrance  to the development  of the Province in the past was  a weak and  short-sighted Government.    To-day its destinies appear to be in the hands of a far more energetic party ; doubly  dangerous,  inasmuch  as, being for the most part men   without any  substantial private means, their first  interest  is for their own   private coffers : and feeling  their position insecure, and their opportunity  for self-enrichment possibly of short duratipn,  their n*eds become the only measure of their  honesty.  There is more British capital available for  colonial development to-day then there has  ever been. The investor, however, likes to feel  assured of the honest goveanment of the  country in which he embarks capital. We  greatly fear that Mr. Martin and his colleagues  will not earn the confidence of British investors.���B.C. Review, London, England.  ?mm^swm^mm^^mum^^m^^^^Ml^M^mUM i  fl  THE ECONOMIST.  a  M  FROM THE GRAVE.  3*&  l-*m  Nil:  m  lf.?C<  !l  i.  I JAW  mil  ml  ! Ill ���  n -j'  s *���.<  ��* ��� .  i m  < ^s-  iiSJ    .  S;V*.  I'5jiU  ill!  IJ*!'t  m  3  Iiwt3  N  UM  J,*' it  N  M-  I.-Ji*5  13 4;'.  $5  Ml-  l?��5  \M  |-%  &!���  ���I!  ill  1'"]*!  1  111  I!-'Si  |.$  ������m  ..���'  ,j  I.S'i  I have never told this story before, but,  knowing I have not many days left of this  earth's weary pilgramage, I write out the experience that has made me a poor man and a  lonely one, though, I humbly trust, not a useless one.  Nearly 25 years ago I settled in Gresham,  a village then, and taking its name from the  founder, who was also my uncle, Peter  Gresham. He had written to me, when I  graduated from the medical college, where he  had paid all my expenses as a student, that he  , would give me a cottage in the village and  $500 in money, but after that I must make  ray own way.  The offer was a generous continuance of  kindness shown to me from boyho =d, when I  was left an orphan and penniless. I gladly  accepted it; arid went at once to, Gresham^  where my only rival was a practitioner nearly  80 years old, Dr. Farnell, who occupied a cot-  1 tage directly opposite to mine. Being in easy  circumstances and. very feeble, Dr. Farnell.  was more than willing to send me patients,  until, gradually, I found he had transferred  the whole practice of the village to, pay care.  He took from the first a friendly interest in  my welfare, and gave me much useful advice  and information, his long experience rendering all he imparted of great value to a, young  physician. , Scarcely an evening passed but  a found me at his cottage to discuss the cases of  the day, in each and all of which he took keen  professional interest.  But, before I had been a year in Gresham,  I found my professional talks formed but a  secondary interest in my visits to Dr. Far-  : nell's cottage. When these were over, and  the aged doctor dozed in his chair, or nodded  over a book, Leonie Farnell, his granddaughter ,and, housekeeper, would touch the piano  keys to accompany her sweet, clear voice in  my favorite songs, or would talk to me in her  womanly way of the patients, who were all  friends of her own, many of them her pensioners. Let me try, looking . through the  clouds that rolled soon between us, to picture  Leonie Farnell as she was in that first year of  my love for her. My love, I say, for it sprang  into my heart strong and undying the first  time her  soft,  brown eyes met  mine in   ahy  greeting.  She Was pretty, but no wonder of beauty,  her great charm lying in her grace of move-  mente,"her low, sweet voice and a gentle, refined modesty. She had been carefully educated, but had no brilliant accomplishments,  unless gift of making a home an altogether  charming place may rank in that category.  Orphaned in infancy, she had been the darling of her randfather'fi heart, but, dearly as  he loved her, he was never averse to my suit.  He read my heart's secret even before I  guessed its depth, and in his quiet way  favored   the  friendship  between  Leonie and  myself.  A year, the one bright year in my  solitary  life, passed away, and I prepared to speak to  Leonie of my love, I had  waited until I   felt  secure of my position at Gresham, and I  hoped to waken some warmer token of love on  Leonie's part. For even then I guessed dimly,  what I know, and soon knew certainly, that  I had won only a calm, sisterly affection in  return for the absorbing devotion of my heart.  I have said nothing yet of my intercourse  with my Uncle Gresham, the grandee of the  little village, whose large, handsome house  was the center of attraction to all strangers,  and whose income was supposed to be something of almost fabulous extent, and really  was that of a very wealthy man.  During that first bright year of my life in  the village he had started, my intercourse  with my uncle was as pleasant as all other  parts of my life, and I- was a frequent and  welcome visitor at his house.  But in one brief sentence, I may record the  event that wrought a change in all���my love,  my friendships, my welcome at Grp?h��in  Place. My cousin, Sidney, Uncle Gresi-am's  only child, came home from Europe, where he  had been traveling for five years.  From that time Ir marked a change in my;  reception at the house, where I had been as-,  sured of most cordial welcome, and .my visits  soon became those exacted by my gratitude,  only. , It hurt me cruelly to see that my  uncle's affection was being won from me, but  there was a far more bitter cup soon to ba  placed at my reluctant lips.  Sidney came to Dr. Farnell's as a guest  sure,of a welcome, to renew a friendship only  interrupted since boyhood by his travels.  And the fir^t time I saw him with Leonie I  knew why my love had failed to meet its return. A childish friendship had grown by  that long separation into a life love. The  eyes that had ever met mine with the frankness of friendship drooped shyly beneath  Sidney's gaze, while Xhe cheek that had never  changed color for me, flushed at his coming,  even before he spoke.  Yet I would not quite despair until meeting  them together, on a hazy June evening, walking slowly, as lovers walk. I heard a soft,  sighing voice whisper:  "I have always loved you, Sidney I"  In their happiness they never guessed my  presence, and I shrank back behind a friendly tree till they passed me by, and were lost  to my sight.. .  Then I threw myself into my professional  duties, trying so to feed my starving, heart,  studying.diligently, and giving every casein  my care ardent interest. Dr. Farnell guessed  all my misery, and when I came more and  more seldom to his cottage, he crossed the  road frequently to visit me. Once only he  spoke. "I am sorry Leonie loves Sydney," he  said, after telling me of their engagement,  "for he is a man I never liked nor trusted.  But a woman's heart is wayward and must  follow its own will. There is no reason���not  one���to set against her love, so -I must bear  my disappointment as best I may."  And I knew my kind old friend meant that  he had hoped my love would win Leonie's  heart.  While August was burning up  the vegeta  tion with a long drought, we had several cases  of malignant fever in the village, and one  morning I was shocked at receiving a note  from my uncle, saying Sidney had the symptoms.  I hurried to the house, and, my uncle led  me directly to the sick room. But as I approached the bed Sidney cried:.,, s "What  brings you here?   Where is Dr. Farnell?"  " Dr. Farnell does not practice," I replied.  " He will come to me I He must I I will  not trust my life in the hands of my heir and  my rival in love !" u ���  I started back as if he had struck .me a  blow. Before heaven, I could _swear that my  possible heirship had never crossed my mind,  and I had never thought to try to win Leonie,  once I knew her love was given elsewhere. I  could not speak/but I sent Dr. Farnell to my  cousin.   ��� o  In one short week the village church bell  tolled for Petter Gresham's son.  Two hours before the time set for the  funeral I went to my uncle, and, though  he had clung to me in those bitter days of  mourning, I asked.for the first time to see  my cousin.' __  I have often questioned the fatality that  led me to make that request, but I can only  write here what I have often told my own  heart.     I had to see him.  Already he was in his costly coffin, with  flowers ibout the bed upon which it rested.  I entered the room alone, and stood inteatiy  looking down upon the still, cold face of my  rival.  D*jad! His words came bick to me. an I  looked at him. ' I was my uncle's heir. I  might yet hope in the future to win Leonie.  Suddeuly the blood rushed to , my hearr,,  almost suffocating me ; my hands grew cold,  my legs shook under me. My eyes, fix^d  upon Sidney Gresham's face, grew dim, and  I should have fallen had I not grasped tli<s  bed for support. \  For, with my professfoa.il instincts ever oi ;  the alert, I saw that my cousin was not dead.  It was a case of suspended animation, calling  for instant car e.  One moment the   memory     of   the . dying  man's hatred and  suspicion   tugged at   my  -heart; one moment a fierce temptation seemed  tearing me  in  two,  and   then,   He.iven   be.  thanked; I was myself again.  Gently I lifted my cousin from his ghastly  resting place, and replaced his shroud by his  night dress. I would not risk the shock of  his waking to a consciousness of his surroundings, but though I staggered under his weight,  I took him to my uncle's n>om, next the one  where he had lain.  Then I opened a veia  in  his arm.     Sluggishly, drop by drop, the   life  blood  followed  lancet, and I knew I had not been  deceived.  Alone, unaided, I applied  sure  remedies, til7"  pulsation returned to the numbed heart, color -  to the pallid lips, breath to the paralyzed lungs.  Then, when the wondering eyes opened, I  gave a powerful opiate, watched till it took  effect, and, leaving my patient in a profound  slumber,   went   downstairs.     I   found    my  �����i��miMi^imyMmatfBgg��6BBaiB THE ECONOMIST  S  **>  s  . -   -  :  . V  Temple Building,'Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.   (   &  70 Bassinghall St., London. J  General Shipping & Insurance Agents ^  Commission Merchants! Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  ��� .  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the , best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits Insured.  Loans and Mortgages Negotiated. Estates Managed and Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  GENERAL   -   FINANCIAL   -   AGENTS.   ^  4?��  imdr*&Li  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a  matter  of being  well dressed.   ,    ���  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  ' Homespuns   are marvels    of  good  quality, good style and  good       workmaship.       The  value is great.  FRED. J. SQUIRE, Baker St9 Nelson,  ii  uncle in the pathetic apathy grief had made  habitual in. those three dreadful days, and \  said, gently :  " Uncle; you have doubted my love aid my  gratitude in these, last few mm ths. . You have  thought the mm who o.vsd y-j.i every good of  his life for years had counted on your death  to inherit your wealth."  " But I will n.��t dj tbh, yoi -I'li-i," h$ said,  piteously, " if you will come back to me. I  wronged you,  but  you .will   ov;   dasart   me  now ���!"   -  "You have wrongel mi," I answered, " and  I have come to prove to you my love and my  gratitude.     I have come to restore lo  you���  The aged face was jified quickly, while a  pallor like death, a breath lew eigeruess,  warned me to speak quickly.    .  " Come," I said. And E led him geutly,  yet quickly, to the bed wh-��re his sou lay,  sleeping. I checked th-jcry upm his lip-J by  whispering:  u Do not waken him !     This   sleep   is his  every life !"  ' "Not, dead i"   he   whispered,   shaking -like  one  in    an  ague���:i -:^l d^ad ?   Sidney,  my  Don !" .  ���   " Not dead," I -.mis we red,  " nor dying.    He  will recover, uncie !"  " And you have given him   his  life.      You,  whom he almost accused of wishing to murder  him !"  " Pie was mistaken,"' I said, quickly. " Now,  will you watch him while I"���send   Dr. Farnell  here ?"  "Yess���ye3 ! And you will have���those  things taken away?" and he pointed to the  room where the coffin lay.  " I will do all 1"  Nobody quite understood but the old doctor.  He did, and give me one hand-grasp that  seems ever to linger in my palm wh-iii I  think of that day of excitement.  Sidney Gresham had the grace to dr>;> hi*  ���^Hive animosity tewards me-to let my u-.cle  ireep his affection for me, and, when h? died,  remember me in his will. ��� But he never  cordially liked me.  When Dr. Farnell died I became physician  at Gresham Place, and my  life  of   sorrowful  loneliness took  the added"pang  of  knowing  Leonie's precious gift of love never   met   full  return.  She has never'complained', bearing patiently  the sorrows'of a neglected wife, the hours of  loneliness even, her children cannot fill, when  her husband is seeking 'pleasure for weeks together iwv'the city. ' But she is pale and sad.  now, the woman J loved and' would have  guarded from sorrow with my heart's blood.  We have been   good   friends,   and.  I  think.  when the incurable enemv I hav�� carried    in  secr.et for ye ��rs .wrings out my life in   a   little  time now, that Lie mie will drop a   tear   upon  my dead fac^, tho lgh no love,   no    duty,   can  "snatch me b��ck from   the  grave   to   which   I  am hastening.  The Old Man and the Snider Rifles.  Four score Canadian winters have now passed o'er  my head,  And   my locks  have slowly  whitened with  the  years that long now have fled;  I've been through plague and pestilence, through  fire and tempest drear,  But in all my tribulations I had  never   known a  fear.  Wli'i'ii the Asiatic cholera smote my dear friend by  my side,  I never llinched an instant,  but stood by him till  he died;  When the Papineau Rebellion nearly wrecked the  ship of state,   -  Upon the field of battle many comrades met their  fate;  Ah! many a fellow soldier, in 1837,  Changed the blood-stained soil of Canada for' the  golden' streets of Heaven.  In '54, at Ponfciac, there was a crowd of men  All busy   at canaling,   they made   things  lively  then;  When bringing home my grist one day, I was met  upon the road  By a band of murderous   "Shiners,"   who  were  bound to take my load;  But I fought them single-handed,   and saved my  flour, too,  'Till Am prior Constable Campbell made prisoners  of a few.  Around my little shanty a pack  of wolves   I've  seen.  A-howling in the moonlight, they looked so  fierce  ���and lean,  From   the window   of my cabin   I   have seen   a  hungry bear, [  Which had come to kill and  plunder, but L shot  him then and there.  For weeks   I've, fought  the  bush fires, when   it,  seemed that we must choke,     . '  With the  wind  a-blowing toward  us filled   with  cinders, fire and smoke.  But we, dug our little  trenches to   be ready  for  .attack,  And with earth and heavy switches we drove the  fire back.  A cyclone struck our'country and swept through  . field and wood,     ' �� ...  And when that storm  was over scarce   house or  building stood;  And then a freshet came one night, and at 'the  dawn of day  We found that in its current our house was swept  away.  ' But with beast, or blight or cyclone, or with bush-  fire blazing near,  In all my tribulations I had never known a  fear.    .  But since these, Snider rifles are everywhere for  sale,  There is no place of safety, except perhaps in jail;  Though'twas only'in   September that the   sale of  them begun,  Hverv    man  and   boy   in Canada is   now   fooling  with a gun.  Thirty thousand Snider rides in the hands of reck-  ]������ ,-s fools,  All engaged in random shooting, are ra' her dangerous tools.  They use any kind of target; any one that  can be  ���cot,  But what   that chunk of  lead  can  do they never  take a thought.  U may glance   off from a  forest tree,   which   per-  '���' haps may change its course,  And travel for a mile or two before it lose its   force.  It can bore through ten-inch timber, hit then hard  enough' to kill,  Jt can make a I wo mile journey if it does notstnke  a hill,  When 1   drove   my  cows   to  pasture  the   bullet^  whi/./.ed aroiiixl,  Struck a stump, or killed a "critter," or  burrowed  in the ground.  Without the least reflection   fellows lire up in the  air.  Never thinking thai   the bullet must surely   light  somewhere,  So from any point of compass or from the sky may  fall,  At almost any instant a Snider's deadly ball.  Though I've been through plague and   pestilence  through lire and Hood, 1 vow  That in all my tribulations  I was never scared till  now.  ���George K.Brown in Ottawa Journal.     . 8  THE ECONOMIST.  :^  It"1' Bi  h i?  J' -Si  B  llPl  i!f!  rPJ'  &|:  ! in.  Uxv.,  \\v$<  1 I*%  '''���v/r  I ii ��f'  m ���  ml.  IJ !;  Inij  IjfJ  I; S3 si  '��,  i; j-j  1 >3'  , ,<? '  ,J  j  I    .' ?  'lis  ���Si  ;?>  .;���:.?  ha  ��l  '"vi  lyJA\  R  m  I?'   s  yi  I  I.;  1  -1!  Lawrence Hardware Co.'y  WHAT'S  IN  A NAME?  Lt is not what's in the name but what's in the store  *'"   ''       -'        L     '      - ' to which  We msA to Direct Your Attention.  We carry the most complete stock of general Shelf .and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel,'all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder, Caps and  Fuse, and,all Miners'Supplies ever brought into the^couiitry  ii o '  Give us a Call    Prices Right  THEO. MADSON  .. lap Tent and, Awning Factory in British Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and"general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Opp. Postoffice.  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Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand   Opposite   Central   Fruit   Store  *"4  If You are Buying a Piano  GET THE NC>RDHE1MER  It is the best in Canada.  Art & Music Co.,Baker St.  Rudyard Kipling has apparently  settled  down in   the little Sussex  village of Rottingdean,  some ' four  miles to the eastward of  Brighton.  The place is doubtless dear to him  for old associations' sake.    It war**"  hero  that   he  spent   his holidays^'  during the period of his career at  Westward Ho! school.   All the old  villagers  remember him when,   as  the nephew of Burne-Jones, he was  known throughout the   parish   as  "the little Indian "   The  Kipling  house  is   an  old-fashioned   pi ce,~  surrounded   by a  high brick  wall  and looking out on the tiny village -  green.    It is called the Elms.  Rottingdean is a  delightful sur-   ,  vival   from   the   last   century���a  watering place unmarred  by  railway  facilities   and only connected  with the outside world by a, coach  which   exists   between   the   great  florid city  trast could   scarcely be .  imagined tlian   that which   exists  between  the great,  florid cit}T last  mentioned  and its out-of-the-way,  picturesque    tittle   neighbor.     A  very ancient village is this  chosen  home of the laureateof imperialism.  The "Doomsday Book" mentions i t.  In  the   reign   of Richard   II the  French effected a landing here and  attempted   to ��� march    across   the  downs, capture  Lewes and  avenge  the Black Prince's victory atCrecv.  They   were   opposed   by   a   mere  handful of yoemen,   but lost  heart ,  and  returned to their ships.    The  secret   of this   mysterious   retreat  will soon be made apparent to any  one who tries to cross the downs   to  Lewes.    The crossing of those  wild  chalk   hills  and   desolate  valleys  might well daunt a foreigner.    But  if   nature has   given  you  a  stout  heart,   vigourous   lungs   and   the  ability to climb ridge after ridge uncomplainingly, the very best way to  enter Rottingdean is by those selfsame downs from Lewes.    The village lies at the extremity of a long  "combe"���a narrow valley stretching far inland.  Up this combe, from the very  edge of the great chalk cliffs winds  the single street, to where the gray  old English church stands sentinel  over the green. In the little  churchyard only a few weeks ago,  William Black, the novelist, was  laid to rest, and the flowers ,aref*1  still banked upon his grave. In"'~  the middle of the green lies the  horse pond; and all round are  houses, each of which possesses an  interesting history of its own.  There is the vicarage, for instance,  looking   across   the green   to   Mr.  ���i!$  <wm)UJai*wt��iM*fllMm'H  swm&iMmmwmimMmmiimm,  tmsamsmmgsm  maaaa^saMa THE ECONOMIST  Kipling's window. Under its high  roof, many famous men received  their early education, among the  number being Bulwer Lytton, the  great Duke of Wellington and Cardinal Manning. For the old Rottingdean vicars also eked our. a  livelihood by keeping a school.  You may read in the Earl of Lyt-  ;n's life of his father, how the  great novelist became "cock of the  school" by thrashing a big boy  named Moreton. This was under  Dr. T. R. Hooker in 1817. Long  before then Wellington,had frisked  about the green, and learned how  to construe in the vicarage. To  the left of the old school, with its  back to a great chalk hill, is the  house which the late Sir Edward  Burne-Jones built for himself, and,  wherein he died. Sir Wemyss Reid  (anotherjiincle of Mr. Kipling) also  lives near by and a new member of  the literary colony here as L. Cope  Cornford, the novilst.  Mr. Kipling's garden wall  stretches across the upper part of  the green. The house, is two-  storied, with an attic. The front  gateis rarely opened, The entrance  is by the smaller wicket, further  down the street, and directly facing  the church. The house was originally built by Thomas O'Oyley, ser-  geant-at-law, in the last century.  Mr. Kipling's working room at  present is in the second floor bow  window on the left. * Hence he  can see the downs, the long range  of cliffs and the English Channel.  On clear days Beachey Head is  distinctly visible, and the Dieppe  steamers may be seen beating into  New Haven.  Straight opposite  Mr. Kipling's  house on the other sids of the green,  is a  quaint old  inn���the   Plough,  kept by ��ne Bleyber, who knew the  author of " Recessional"  when he  was a swarthy youngster just home  from   India.      Bleyber   and    Mr.  Kipling are fast friends;  although  they differ widely in politics.    Not  long since Bleyber fell ill,  and Mr.  Kipling, by way of cheering him up  was wont to drop in of an  evening  to argue imperialism versus  little  England policy.   The    discussion  invariably waxed hot; so that when  Mr.   Kipling  left the   innkeeper's  pulse had quickened  abnormally,  and   he was  feverish   to a   degree  which puzzled  the local physician.  At  length,  however,   the medical  .*l,a'n heard of these  visits.    Going  To Mr.   Kipling's  house h��|  absolutely forbade him to pay any more  vipits to Bleyber "unless he wanted  to murder the man with argument."  The incident excited  much amuse  ment in Rottingdean; but nobody  laughs more heartily over it than  Mr. Kipling himself, unless perhaps it be the now recovered innkeeper.  The walk to Brighton from Rottingdean lies along the summit of  the cliffs, which present an almost  uniform height of 200 feet all the  way. On almost any fine day one  may meet the knickerbockered  Kipling striding along the chalky  road, or lounging about the beach.  Candidates for parliamentary  honors have in Scotland to run the  gantlet of serious "heckling."  Lord Glasgow���not the late one who  sat for Buteshire, but his elder half  brother���when Lord Kelburne, was  in the forties a candidate for Green-  ock. At several meetings he. had  been severely "heckled" by a member of "the black pguad." One  night a meeting had been called  unusually early, and Lord Kelburne flattered himself that his  merciless "heckler"   would not  be  present.  No sooner wag his speech over  than up jumped his tormentor,  black and grimy as , he came from  his work. "Lord Kelburne," said  he, "if ye're returned to parliament  what's the firat thing, ye wad tak'  the duty off?"  Lwrd Kelburne, his eyes, sparkling at the opportunity, bent down  toward the "heckler", and said,  "Soap, you dirty rascal!"  Certificate of Improvements.  "Bully ��� Boy" and "Florence" miner* 1  claims, situate in the Nelson mining division  of West Kootenay District.  Where located:���On North Fork of Salmon  River, about five miles from Erie, B. C.  Take notice tbat we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate No. 2261 A, John A. Quinlan,  free miner's certificate No. 2660 A and Frank  Coryell, Free Miner's Certificate No. 14,097  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for' certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of the above claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced -before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this twenty-first day of January, 1899.  .,'  _     ~7\ ���       NOTICE."  NOTICE is hereby given that I have deposited in the office of the Registrar-General  of Titles, Victoria, plans showing a- proposed  dock or wharf and warehouse and approaches  thereto and site to float a boom over the West  Arm of Kootenay Lake in front of lot (or  block) 62a, in the city of Nelson, and the location of the same, together with a descrip-  iion of the proposed sites, and I- have'depos-  ited a duplicate of each in the,office -of the  Honourable the Minister of Public Works, at  the City of Ottawa, Ontario. ���  o      .."���.-���'  Notice is further given that after the expiration ol one month from this date I will apply to His Excellency the Governor-General-  m-Couucil for approval of such plans and description and of the works therin referred to.  Dated at Nelson the 11th day of January, 1899  ,       Wiiit/iAM R.;MacLean:  r . ''���' r y ^* mi /..  THE  GREAT MINING  JOURNAL  OF TH?  GREAT  SOUTHWEST.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  *  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  At���  PRICES  COMPLETELY  0UT-0F-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON STREET, NELSON, B. C.  KOOTBNA Y LAKE SA W MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and j Sash & Door��  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson , Mouldings,  Yard, F��ot of Hendryx Street. [Turned Work-  JOHN RAE;: AGENT,  18 Panes, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  EST; PRICED  RfliMiBta Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  SBfeswfetlofl $2 �� Year.  Stools Cogfe$5 ceets.  8BWD   FOR  Sample-. Copy���free  110-112 li. Broadway, Los Assetes CaL  *'**'���'''   ' "    ' ^utcher  en ay  WHOLE SALE AND  R ETAIL DEALERS  IN  Camps^supplied on shortest .notice and lowest prices.   |  Mail orders receive careful attention. |  Nothing bnt fresh and! wholesome merits and supplies   |  kept in stock. '���.'"'.*  EC TRAVES, Manager.     ��  (��������� i '<*  ���6  10  THE ECONOMIST.  ������'d  m \'  ml  \km ������  P"SSg!      '  m  i��  r -^  ��� *, 2-. ���*��� V  b-SBi.  SI  f -sr Vl  Pi  m\ ���  $ '  hi  l'.S$ '  |)S*  is?*-  ���-��� n;i  <)*  ...lii  v'.',  Fit  .1 ������  liv  '  mi  m  i  IS^ .  I '<���*,  1 i> C  M  l% ���  I'll1;  py  ���#���  ���''?,i.  i*i *  M  ill  i ���������'  :ij..  lis  !���?������'  , ;���;!  lii'S-  Vi!  H  Jill-  Sirdar, now finally known as  (Fisher Station, C. N. P. Ry.)  THE   CITY   OIT   KISMET  f"  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, how being constructed.  Its Resources are Diversified  .<��� y '  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  Mountain Mining District, the richest in West Kootenay. Here is also a vast tract of  farming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit* Grain and Vegetables.  a : 1  ,<ff��� " -Xjots now for Bale = -���**  Further particulars apply to  u ' . f " ' .. ,  Geo. McFarland, Agent, Nelson,  Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  Or  Women's Mirror.  What will a girl do next to bring  her luc'< ? Now, it seems, she has  taken to wearing one black stocking and one red one, and she insists that it is the luckiest of all  fads. Brides have often been  known . to wear different colored  garters. Following out the old saying of "something borrowed and  something blue," they have worn  one white silk garter and one blue  one, but the wearing of one red and  and one black stocking has evidently never been tried before, judging from the way in which the  girls have taken up this fad.  become a generous figurehead in  his own family, rarely holding a  conversation with his wife and  children, good-natuedly responding to any extravagance for the sake  of peace ; and the man who, though  eonspicious in the church and  community, tyrannizes over his  family in small things until, for  the sake of peace, they deceive him  on every hand.  A cameo portrait���that is the  latest fad of pretty society women,  and a very expensive fad it is, too,  for it requires, tne most exquisite  workmanship of an experienced  cameo cutter. Mrs. Fred Gebhardt,  whose classic profile is -famous on  two continents, started the fashion,  and now a cameo likeness set in  precious stones and worn as a  brooch or belt buckle is the most  treasured possession of the girl who  has, or fancies she has, the proper  degree of beauty.  There are two distinct types of  husband who do more harm than  they would be willing toadmit���  the man who permits himself to  When this season's society girl  decided to have her short-waists  made with stiff bosoms she found  herself in a quandary as to how  she should dispose of her watch.  To wear it with a chain, tucked in  her belt or collar, was too feminine  altogether.. She could not thrust  it in the front of the shirt without  marring its glossy stiffness. Fashion  Baid no pockets, and yet she must  have a timepiece In order to be  just sufficiently late for her social  appointments. One very original  girl found her way through the  dilemma by ordering a watch to be  set as a shirt stud. The face of  this tiny timepiece was no larger  than an ordinary enameled stud,  the works being placed in a good-  sized shank fastening to the stud  from the underside. Stud-watches  at $25 and $30 are already a fad  for the tailor-made girl.  This season's  debutantes  have  P. Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  ^    R05SLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANOON *   THREE PORKS SLOCAN CITY  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Brandies.  , Nelson Blacksmith Co.  Bt. fk PROSSSR, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House. HELSOH, B. C.  (Established 1858.)  BISCUITS AND  Write us for Prices, or CARLEY  & PEEL, ef Nelson.  ECTIONERY  declared in favor of coral, the  delicate yellow-pink beads that  are so very expensive. It was  only necessary for one pretty  society girl to appear with her  dimpled white throat circled with  strings of coral to prove how charming a setting the quaint old-fashioned beads were for youth and beauty  and to prompt!} call forth  a host  of imitators.     Some   of the   girls  have even gone so far as to resurrect  coral    shoulder-clasps   iroro   old  jewel boxes,   and -to   wear  them  drawn through the  shoulder-puffs  of   their evening  gowns  in   the  baby fashion of many years ago.  inn THE ECONOMIST  11  SHORT    STORIES.  ���  J. H. McCarthy, the son of Justin McCarthy, who is lecturing in  this country on Omar Khayyam,  says that after a lecture in Brooklyn  one of the hearers thanked him for  his exposition of the Persian poet's  work, and added: "I never before  knew the difference between Omar  Khayyam and Hunyadi Janos."  The great French playwriter and  novelist, Dumas, upon one occasion  found a man asleep in the Theatre  Francais during the performance of  a play by his friend Soumet. "You  see that?" said he; "that's your  work." Next evening a Dumas  comedy was played. The two  friends looked in again and found  a sleeper., "You see, dear Dumas,"  said Soumet, "your works can produce sleep." "Do you refer to that  man?" replied Dumas. "Why,  that's the man who was there last  night.   He's not awake yet!",  Not many years ago, according  to the annals of the India Office, a  queen's messenger, or some other  inferior official, was robbed, though  not injured in any way, on. his  road to Cabul, and the British  Government, of course, wrote to  complain of it/ No reply  was received for months ,; but  at last the Emir wrote: "The  matter you mention has been  thoroughly investigated, and not  only have the robbers of your  messenger been put to death, but  all their children, as vrell as their  fathers and grandfathers. I hope  this will give satisfaction to her  majesty the queen."  When General Niel returned  from the scene of his achievements  in the Franco-Austrian War, a poor  man gave him a basket of lovely  pale-yellow roses. As a remembrance of this gift, the general bad  a cutting struck from one of the  blooms, and when a charming  rose-tree had grown up, took the  plant to Empress Eugenie. She  was delighted both with the gift  and the gallant donor, but was  surprised to learn that the rose  had no name. " Ah !" she said,  "I will give it a name; it shall  be the Marechal Niel"���thus in-  ..foriiiing the gallant soldier of his  elevation to the coveted office of  Marshal of France.  The women of French-Canadian  housenolds work themee-ve? out  sooner than the men, who, as a rule  ���   i  be able to supply common brick, pressed brick and  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS  CAN GET PRICES  BY APPLYING TO  T.G.PROCTER,  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  marry again very quickly. A girl,  too, considers, it a disgrace if she  hasn't a beau to see her home from  church. A little habitant servant  of 15 was found in tears by her  mistress one Sunday morning.  "What is the matter with you7  Celestine?". asked her mistress.  It's the first Sunday since I waB 12  I haven't had a young man to walk  with," sobbed Celestine. "Think,  madame, of the disgrace!" "But  how about Jean Seguin?" "Oh,  last night Jean came in to say he  had met a girl with a.cow and a  feather bed, and he liked her better  than me and wanted his presents  back. Don't be sorry for me, madame. Ill trv to get another beau  before this afternoon and be married first just to spite him." Five  minutes later she sailed forth in  cherry colored ribbons in search-.of  a fresh beau, and brought him  back in triumph to dinner.  To preserve the health, the medical profession  'e unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  Enjoy good health, and use  is an essential  Joy's Bread.  Express and Draying.  Having purchased thu express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Go's store, northwest,  corner Baker and Ward' streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 25.  Gomer   Davis & Co.  insmithing  Plumbs  AND  Josephine Street  ".#'���  Nelson.  SECOND HAND PIANOS  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  ART & MUSIC CO., NELS  London and British Columbia Coields, Lid  0 n  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  1 t  All  communications   relating, to  British Columbia to be address* d to  P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson. British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager fkl CT I   CAM    D   O  S. S. FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer I IN C LOU IN, D. \J.  mm Books of an Ms, office supplies  i ,  Every requirement for the Merchant and Professional man in our line.  Thomson Stationery Co, Ltd  Nelson, B. C.  Next k> Nelson Hotel, Rilcev street, Telephone No. 93.  Fresh Candies and Ironical Fruits.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  all  Nklson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  Extra Select Oysters  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  Fresh Daily From  NELSON   BAKERY.  Doors, Sashes and  k, Brackets and  ,'': ;        ��� .'.��� "���'.  Office Fillings.  Satisfaction G  uaranteed.  Prices  Rea  son a  ble.  own B_  I0S.  GRAY9 w  Selsoin,  inn  ,    Ob Mitll*jZlMiMWS!ZZX3-Z  ���:X&!ii'!'-  12  THE m&ON^M^ V  ,',ia  I  yi\0y:-y  l!|||;y.:-.y;  ,?H|l ���������- ���  |tfffe:y;v;  Pi  i  in  \m  lip  1 Mali..... :-..i~~t  Itili  tMwm  It  llSPgyK  lifted y-. "������  flffl.4a-vf.,-.r-;_v,;-,-,.;.,:,  |*-fcS'irA--;--.-..-...,,-::-:  lf��|fey:Syy  l te w  \'m kyy^-^':  mmy  piiilf  1 ����>"*���  m  lip  III  ���::;*  nors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobacco*  Carp&ts  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  R��g��  Curtains  EloTir and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Tea*  Etc  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B.C.  ���TA.rfW;Ul��r        'i  ���  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  !"��� S00 LINE  yy  yy.  AW  III  myy,;:.  .Uikl���V-'-.- :'.:������������  |*S5)'f - V    ���  lisl'G;?^ .:������������;  mrny-  mm-^yy  Pf:yy��/y  ��'%-  m^y^:  I'SJSi ���������-���������" ��������� ''-^  | t^f  i58?i--'A;':i.v-.-.'  Iflpyyvy.  mm  ��� iA-,*'!)....;     ���,   .  3M|.y-'y.  ||lfci-i-.- ���  iji-y- ������'������'.  pfc:y   >:  1f|y':,'y\  ���At,\-: ������"���:-���:  V-H ..���'������ '"  .< '   -'  ���ay".  .tfl  yiir  .Quick Time, Good Service,  IfFewest Changes,  lowest Rates,  Through,tickets to and from *ll parts ef  Canada and the United States.  ���  No customs difflcuitieg with baggage,  y  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily  to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto.JThursdays for Montreal and Boston. .  Daily Train  T�� Rtssland, Trail, Robson.  Daily Daily  6 'AG p.m. leares ��� NELSON���arrires 10:30 p.m.  K����teaay Lake���Kasl�� Route. Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Meyie:  Mon Wed and Fri. Tues. Thurs and Sat  8 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:50 p. in.  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokanee  ji both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Main line and intermediate points via Slo-  cahCity : ^ .,  Daily Daily  6130 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  ���, Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beasley, City Ticket  Agent, Nelaon, B. C, or R. W. DREW, Agent,  Nelson; B. C.  W. F. Andersen,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agen t  Vancouver B.C .  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and Ameriean lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full infor-matioa to any C. P.  By. agent or  C; P. R- City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . STITT, Cew    S.   S.Agt., Winnipeg.  9  i- 1-  iif ���  Mil-  Dominion and  i: I'-  Ooi.Cflstora House, Nelson, B. C.  ODDS AND ENDS  After a man gets old the only  kind a good luck he hag is to wake  up from a bad dream and be thankful that it was not true.  Wife���Thej say that conversation  is mereiy the art of talking back.  Husband���I  suppose then  that  you are merely a conversationalist.  He���She is a brilliant woman :  she shows familiarity with the  poets.  " Heaven," shrieked the old  maid; "does her hasband know  it?"  Mrs Brown���I was in the new  drug store to-day. It's just  lovely.  Mrs. Jones���Yes ?  Mrs. Brown���Yes, they have  six different shades of pills I  Bobby���-Is oxygen what oxen  breathe all day ?  Papa���Of course, and what  everything else breathes.  Bobby���And is nitrogen what  everyone breathes at night ?  " Your picture was rejected by  the committee ?"  "Yes," bitterly replied the  young; man ;.v ." and three or four  girls on that committee had promised to be sisters to me, too."  " Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard I"  commanded the proverb.  Accordingly the Sluggard went  to the Ant.  u Go to the devil {"exclaimed tire  Ant.  "Talk about red tape !" .sighed  the Sluggard, being quite without  the courage to go and see to whom  next to go.  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver,Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C.,and  Dawson City; N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P. J. RUSSELL,  Manager Nelson   Branch  Hockey Sticks,  Hockey Pucks,  Toboggans,  Coasters,  Office and Pocket Diaries, 1899  Ih  Co  ���i  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers iu  WINES, LIQUORS,  HAVANA  CIGARS,  All the leading brands always hi stock.  ER c�� LEISER.  YATES   STREET,  VICTORIA, B.C.  or Col  9  ii  W  0.

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