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 ff'7  11. I.  if;  IV   ?   .  liyy  hi  %K  \'  VOL.  I.  NELSON,  B.   C.y WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 29,   1897.  NO.  25.  THE NELSON ECONO.niST.  Issued every Wednesday at'the city of Nelson, R. G.  DyM. Carley. .  ... .Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES :  One Year to Canada ancTUnited States.... ....  If paid in advance..............   One Year to Great Britain..   If paid in advance.   ......  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,   Draft,  Registered Letter.  ..........$2.00  ........... l.oO  ....... ....2.50  ..........  2 00  O.   Order,   or  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.   ..������������'  Advertisements of reputable cliaracter will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles'.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Christinas with its roast turkey, its presents  and general   good cheer   has   gone,   and   thec  hour of good resolutions is at hand.    Statistics  will remain silent on the subject of the number  of good resolutions made during the year and  the number broken during the   same   period,  but it is safe to say that there is a small   balance to the credit of the former.       The   3rear  now drawing   to a close has   been   the most  prosperous in   the   history   of the   Kootenay.  Capital has been enlisted in the development  of our vast mineral resources,   and from   now  on we may look for that steady growth   that  has so long been the hope of our  people.     No  particular   portion  of the Kootenays has advanced to the disadvantage of another, for the  prosperity has been universal.      The citizens  of Nelson may be forgiven if they point   out  w7ith   pride what   has   been   accomplished  in  their own city during the  3-ear.      Almost   in  the   twinkling of  an   eye the place has been  transformed from a hamlet to a city   provided  with all the conveniences of modern  civilization.      Some months  ago  The   Economist  published a review of what had been   accomplished in the way of building   for   the   year  and the improvements in contemplation.    The  figures then given afforded the most incontrovertible evidence of the   stability   of  Nelson,  and the faith of the people in the future of the  city.      What the new year may bring forth of  course no man can tell, but if the  future be a  continuation   of the past   it   is   quite   within  reason to predict that 1898 will be a   prosperous year.      That snch may be   the  case,   and  that   all may  be   particapators   in the grand  wave of prosperity is the hope of The Economist.  That there will be  considerable   distress in  the Yukon country this   winter is   very   prob  able, but we rather incline to the belief that the  state of affairs is very considerably exaggerated. At an early stage ofthe rush the authorities wisely decided to preclude men who were  not reasonably provisioned frcni entering the  "country. Very mauy of those who went -iii  were well supplied for a couple of years, and  we have the assurance that Major Walsh and  his party of mounted police took wuth them a  large supply cof provisions, in anticipation of  encountering fortune hunters to whom food  would be more welcome than gold itself. ' Under these circumstances it does sound a little  bombastic on the part of the United States  Government to propose sending in 3,000,000  pounds of provisions to avert a famine. The  scheme is a very liberal one, and wculd be  seriously taken if some practical means were  suggested of carrying it "into effect. The proposition is to employ reindeer as carriers, and  the Colonist has been figuring the matter cut  in this fashion ;  " It is stated that a reindeer can carry 300  pounds. At 300 pounds to the reindeer it will  take 10,000 reindeer to carry the 3,000,000  pounds. Ten thousand reindeer are quite a  respectable cavalcade. We are told they are  to come from Lapland.- At 500 reindeer to the  ship, it will take 20 ships to carry these amiable beasts, and we venture to say that 500 of  them with their fodder for so long a sea journey will be a very fair load for any available  ship. How long it will take to get the 10,000  reindeer together we can only guess. Of course  if several trips could be made across the country fewer animals would do, but there is not  time enough to get the deer out from Lapland  and make a series of 1/200 miles excursions  before the snow goes off. They would also  require many attendants. How many we do  not know, but of this we are certain, that when  it comes to talking of transporting 3,000,000  pounds of food 6oo miles by reindeers, "each  reindeer to carry 300 pounds, there will be  mighty little left ofthe 3,000.000 pounds at  the end of the journey, after the animals and  their attendants have had enough to eat."  We agree with our  contemporary   that the  whole   relief expedition is   something in  the  nature of a colossal   advertisement,   and hope  the Dominion Government will decline to have  anything to do with it.  Postmaster General Mulock will not be permitted to regulate the postal arrangements of  the whole British empire. Some months ago  it was announced with a great flourish of  trumpets that Mr. Mulock had succeeded in  making arrangements for a three-cent postage  to Great Britain, but in this as in other things  it appears that it will take two to make a bargain. The colonial office has informed the  postmaster-general that the  matter  is  not   of  the purely domestic character that Mr. Mulock  assumed it to be, and the proposed reduction  has been indefinitely postponed. The following is the official explanation on the subject ���  "It seems that with a view to securing  reductions in postage from Great Britain and  other British possessions on mail matter to  Canada, it is expedient to bring into force on  the first of January next the intended reduction from five cents per half ounce to three  cents per ounce on letters from Canada to  Great Britain and the rest of the Empire. The  Imperial authorities prefer that a conference  be first held to secure a reciprocal reduction of  postage both ways between Canada: vnd the  rest of the Empire, and which it is hoped will  cover not 011I3A letters, but also papers and  periodicals. The hearty acquiescence of the  British and colonial authorities in this larger  question is looked for, and the outcome of discussions aud negotiations will in all probability result in the establishment of a British  Imperial preferential postal arrangement, covering the whole field of postal communication/'  Sir Charles Tapper has returned from England. In an interview, he says that he found  the feeling abroad, regarding the Dingleylaw,  as one of the great objections, and he thought  that the effects of that measure were drawing  Canada and the Mother Country closer together every day. The Klondyke and British  Columbia gold fields, he thought, would bring  a great deal of British and other capital into  Canada, which would receive a like increase  in population.  In an interview at Winnipeg the other day,  Hon. Joseph Martin announced that he was  out of politics, and that in future his aim  would be to contribute his aid in building up  the Pacific Province, where he has recently  taken up his home. While the Hon. Joseph  did not play a very long engagement, he certainly enacted a star part. It is said by some  that his reasons for abandoning the field of  politics is that he was greatly over-reached in  two or three deals with Premier Greenway.  The Economist is in receipt of a copy of  "The Year Book of British Columbia, and  Manuel of Provincial Information," compiled  and edited by Mr. R. E. Gosnell, librarian  legislative asserubty and secretary of bureau  of statistics. The work covers 500 pages, and  is profusely illustrated. It is practical!}' a  history of British Columbia before and since  confederation, and apart from its value as a  reference work, is invaluable to the recent  arrivals in British Columbia, inasmuch as it  imparts information as to the early settlement  and growth   of the province   that   cannot   be THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  BS2  secured elsewhere. ; It is the most complete  work of its kind ever, published in this province, and reflects the highest degree of credit  on its.author. Throughout it gives evidence  of time and labor.spent in collecting material,  and as Mr. Gosnell is provincial librarian, it  stands to reason that " The Year Book of  British Columbia " is thoroughly authentic in  its.information.  We are inclined to believe that Mr. J. M.  Kellie, M. P.P., will not find much consolation  from the Opposition press in his latest political  somersault. The fact is Mr. Kellie has  developed into a political acrobat, and his  record proves that he is inclined to exaggerate his own importance and influence: So far  as weakening the .government by his latest  flop, it is not to be thought of for one moment..  He has always been an uncertain quantity,  and the flims3* excuse Mr. Kellie gives fcr  going over to the Opposition chly serves to  show that he was never a supporter in whom  implicit confidence could be placed.  People are accustomed to melt snow in these  latitudes and use the water, under the impression that it is pure and wholesome. The proverbial purity of snow has, no doubt, something to do '"'with this illusion, but a recent  chemical ana^sis goes to show that we have  all along been laboring under a mistake. The  analysis gives : Total solids, 24 grains ner  o-allon ; chlorine, trace ; free ammonia, .016  part per million. Iron also was present, giving a black color with ammonium sulphide.  This water would be totals unfit to drink.  The Minister of Mines invites the owners of  placer claims within the province to send a  few ounces of black or gray sand obtained in  washing the gravel for gold, as it is believed  that platinum and perhaps iridium are frequent^ passed over and lost by the prcspectcr  as they* have much the same appearance as iron.  These minerals are as valuable as gold, especially iridium, and if, as there is every reason  to believe, the}* prevail to a considerable extent, a new source of wealth is available. If  samples such as suggested are sent, addressed  to the Provincial Mineralogist, Bureau of  Mines, Victoria, stating the name of the creek  and locality, they will be assayed free of charge  and the result made known to the owners. It  is to be hoped the invitation will be very* generally accepted, and that gocd results will follow.  Lord Charles Beresford has the courage to  express his convictions. At the annual clinner  of the Vagabond Club he created a sensation  by denouncing society's shameful worship of  wealth. " Money is now everything to us,"  declared Lord Beresford. "Money will bin-  access to what is known as the very best  society. Let anyrbod}* come to England with  enough money, no matter whether it has been  eained honorably or disgracefully, and there  is no door which he cannot hope to enter. In  the old days it was not so, but money is destroying our old pride  and   our   old   chivahw.  When a man in the ' best society ' commits a  dishonorable act���indeed, a crime���that society, bands itself together to screen him instead of hanging him to a tree and Casting his  bod}' ' into the ditch.' ". The foregoing  remarks are said to be pointed towards the  young nobleman who in late 3'ears has dis-  pla3^ed such strong preferences for American  heiresses, and also to Lord William Nevill's  swindling of young Spencer Clay. The speech  has brought forth considerable criticism from  the ranks of the nobility, but as Lord Charles  is socially* independent he can afford to laugh  at his critics. He is not the only one who  has prophesied " the ruin ofthe empire unless  the dominion of money can   be  overthrown."  What were once regarded as the visions of  an imaginative Frenchman, Jules Verne, are  gradually* assuming realistic form. The latest  is an'invention by* Simon Lake, of Baltimore,  Md., and is a boat that will traverse the bottom of the ocean. In shape the submarine  boat resembles a cigar, and is so constructed  as. to travel either along the ocean or half-  wa3* between the bed and the surface of the  water. The experiments already* made with  the new boat establish its success. It will be  emplo3*ed in searching for the hidden treasure  of the ocean.  The substantial dividends declared by the  Hall Mines Co., as announced in The Economist last week, cannot fail to attract the attention of capital to this section of our great mineral country. Nothing is better calcualted to  awaken a keen interest in a camp than the addition of a dividend paying prcperty* to the  list, and as the one in question is more especially an English concern, it will no doubt bear  more eloquent testimony* in the country to  which we are looking for finaucial aid than if  the stock were held at this side of the Atlantic.  The Hall Mines are now iu excellent condition  and with continued efficient management even  better results ma3* be confident^* expected.  J. N. Morang, of Toronto, has just issued  in book form the letters written from London  by* "Kit" during the Jubilee celebration.  " Kit," who in private life is known as Mrs.  Watkins, is one ofthe most attractive writers  in Canada. Her letters describing the World's  Fair at Chicago, and later the Mdwiuter  Fair at San Francisco, were veritable word  pictures, aud brought forth commendation  wherever they were read. As a writer on  feminine topics, "Kit" easity stands first in  Canada. Her book should have an extensive  sale.  The Province, a weekhy* paper published in  Victoria, complains that the papers supporting  the present local administration, have commented on the trial of certain persons connected with that paper who are charged with  criminal libel. We have been curious enough  to investigate this matter, and find that the  onh* paper in the Kootenay* that had the bad  taste to discuss the merits of the case is the  most avowed opponent of the Turner govern  ment. British Columbia papers of all shades  of politics have too much respect for the administration of Justice to interfere with the  courts in the discharge of their duty. The  Province made certain allegations ."with a full  sense of responsibility*;"-��� and should not attempt to provoke discussion of the charges  until it has proven everything it alleged.  It is quite probable that the present mayor  and aldermen of Nelson will have a walk-over,  The date set for the election is near at hand,  and there is no talk of other candidates than  those now holding office. ... This either proves  that the people are satisfied with the present  council board, or that they do not take enough  interest in municipal matters to put Opposition  candidates in the field. Perhaps our esteemed  contemporar}^, the Tribune, which has a wTay  of explaining everything, could account for  this condition of content, or apath3*, as the  case ma3* be.  Among the interesting books of the 3-ear is  " The Life of Barnato," issued by E. Dutton  & Co. last week. In this book several new  lietits are thrown on the life of the South  African diamond king. One is that "his plan  in life was never to turn back when he had  once made a start. He was very* superstitious  about this. If on leaving his house lie found  he had left important papers behind, it made  no difference ; he would send for them, not  fetch them himself. In the streets or elsewhere, the same notion clung to him, unless,  indeed, he had unwittingly passed a blind  man. In that case the rule did not hold good,  and Barne3* would retrace his steps to give  away an odd sixpence."  In all well-regulated cities people recognize  the duty of keeping the sidewalk   before  their  doors    free   from   snow   and ice���particularh*  those who are fortunate enough  to have quarters    on    the   leading   thoroughfares.        The  citizens of Nelson, generally speaking, qre not  exceptions to the rule, but in  the   hustle   and  bustle of Christmas trade  some  of  our   storekeepers have allowed an unsightly and dangerous accumulation ofthe once  beautiful  snow.  In  so  doing the3*   have,   unintentionally*   no  doubt,  set   at   defiance   a   very  desirable cit3*  ordinance.      The   expense of keeping a clear  sidewalk, if eveiwone does his dut}*, is infinitesimal���the trouble, ditto,   while the   effect   is  pleasing and reassuring  to  all.      Snow  shoes  or skotes have not as yet  become  a  necessit3*  011 the streets of Nelson,   and   we   hope   the3*  never will.      And  while  on this slippen* subject it might not be out of place to remind his  worship the ma3<*or, that a few weeks  ago the  city council authorized   him   to   have   slag   or  some     other    suitable     material   judicioush*  applied in sections of the cit3* where the grade  of the sidewalk renders  travel  unsafe.      Few,  for instance, can accomplish the "acrobatic feat  of ascending  or descending   the   Hall   Street  toboggan slide in its present   condition.     It is  not at all fair to people   going   to   or   coming  from the lake steamers to  be  obliged to travel  to the other end. ofthe chy in  order to get up  /  *3#fcsfe��  SSAQ  &Jg$fa  w��Miu��uiiu��iKjumMWimi!U]mim����M^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  to the business sections.     Slag, your worship,  sla��r.. ���.     -..;'.�� : ������y:y^;i:;y- . .,   .        ..      ....  '-'  :  1'a  M  6  \  m��  '      At the meeting of the city*  council on Monday afternoon   a, letter   was   read  from jy'.R.-  Green asking  that  the , board   take   over   the  Nelson .-library- and Readingroom.      The concern,   which  lias been   running   for   the   past  twelve months, is not a'very pretentious one,  but nevertheless it has'-unquestionably.been a  source of benefit to many a man .who   had no  place to spend his evenings with equal profit.  The reading room has been   maintained so far  by voluntary* subscription, and its   supporters  have contributed liberally   to   the   supply   of  papers,   magazines,   etc.       Of  late,   however,  subscriptions    have, fallen   off,   and   those in  charge   find    themselves   with   bills to   meet  aggregating   $126.      This is  a  very   trifling  balance to the  wrong side  of the ledger after  keeping a   free institution   going   for   twelve  months.      It  is much to be regretted that the  council did  not   take   prompt    action   in   the  matter   and   extend more    encouragement   to  those who  have  labored   so   industriously*   to  keep the   institution   going-,   than   refer   their  appeal to a committee whose  term of office is  about to expire.       It is  unfortunate also that  the appeal should have been made at this particular date, but we hope it   will   be   renewed  when the next council is elected, and that the  question of a free library-' will   be   one   of  the  Issues   raised   at the   forthcoming municipal  elections.       The    ratepayers   of   Nelson    will  surely not bs opposed to a small annual grant  to maintain a free library*   and   reading   room.  Such an institution   is   now   looked   upon   as  essential   to   the    well-being   of a   city,   and  although the   present  library   readir-grocm is  not, as already stated, a very  pretentious concern, it can nevertheless be made the nucleus  of one that would be a credit  to- the   progressive city of Nelson.  The Economist is pleased to announce  that the Board of Trade will be revived. A  meeting will be held iu the city* clerk's office  on Wednesday evening, January* 5, when all  who are interested in the reorganization- ofthe  Board of Trade are 'expected to be present.  The views of this paper on the necessity* of an  organization, such as a Board of Trade is general^* intended to be, are so well known as to  scarcely require repetition. Nelson has  reached that point in her history when, if she  hopes to hold her commercial supremacy, she  must be up and doing. Otherwise she will be  out-rivalled by* her competitors. In no wa3r  can so much be accomplished as through the  medium of an organization of business men.  These men meet together and discuss all matters of importance to their interests, and  formulate plans l^y which business can be  carried on to their own advantage and to the  general benefit of the community at large. In  order that the best results may* follow it is  essential that all work in harmony*. The man  who has come here to make his home is  equally* interested with the man who blazed  the way for those who would follow him.  Without unity of interest  and  combination of  purpose, very little can be accomplished ;  therefore we hope to see an organization perfected in which all may exercise zeal for the  commonweal. Some of the members may  differ occasionally on minor point's, but where  the interests of the cityr are at stake, all differ,  erices should be submerged in the beneficial  results to be obtained ,'b'y,' harmonious  action.  The sworn statements of campaign expenses  which have, been filed by* recent candidates in  the Greater New York election, give some interesting figures, sayrs the San Diago Union'.'  May*or-elect Van Wy*ck swore that his bill of  expenses amounted to only* $158.75, while  Bird S. Coler, elected comptroller on the same  ticket, admits the expenditure of $12^685.53.  Edward F. O'Dwyer'f elected justice of the  city-courts says' that his expenses were $5,025,  of which sum he spent $25 himself and gave  $5,000 to the finance committee of Tammany  Hall.'. From these statements it would seem  pretty.' plain that the compulsory filing of  election expenses did not .prevent the candidates from spending as much money as they*  pleased without being forced to make any un-.  oleasant disclosures as to just how the funds  were used. If a candidate for the bench can  calmly-- admit paying Tammany $5,000 to  assist him to a position where he may dispense  equal justice among his fellow men, any* further inquiry as to election expenses �� or ccr-  rupticn funds would  seem quite   superfluous.  It was the intention of The Economist to  publish a special New Year's edition, giving  a full review of the building that has taken  place in Nelson during the year, also all statistics relating to the trade of the district. As  the complete customs returns could not be  secured until the last day* of the 3*ear, and a  very-comprehensive building review had been  published some months ago, it has been  decided to postpone our annual review until a  more convenient season. From interviews  with the leading contractors and architects, it  is learned that the prospects "for the coining-  year's building operations are far in advance  of what the}* were at this time last year. In  fact the large number of government lots thit  passed into the hands of the people at the last  sale, give rise to the conclusion that next year  there will be a great boom in dwelling-house  building. Plans are now being prepared for  many* elaborate residences, and that Nelscn  will hold her position as a city cf homes seems  certain. But the building opei aliens of 1898  will not be confined to homes In* any- means,  for already there are in contemplation some  most pretentious business blocks. Altogether  the outlook for Nelson, as for the whole of  the Kootenay country*, is most encouraging.  It. is becoming quite apparent that the use  of profane and obsene language on the streets  of Nelson has reached that point when patience  ceases to be a virtue. The police, we are convinced, are using every endeavor to abate this  nuisance, and it must be confessed that the}*  are accomplishing something in that direction.  Notwithstanding all their vigilar.ee, however,  it is no uncommon thing to hear vile creatures  using the most degrading language when  speaking even in an ordinarily conversational  way to their fellow-citizens, and seemingly*  oblivious ofthe fact that they may* be corrupting the minds of our 3*outhand-most flagrantly  insulting women passing along the streetA  The person who will use obscene language in  the presence of respectable.men should be  removed from society' for a''year' or so, but the  brute who will empty" the dregs of his .filthy  brain into the ears of voting- children should  be executed. Most people have .infinitely"  niore regard for a murderer than for a degraded  brute who corrupts the minds and morals of  children. 'Shoulda man, whose child had been  forced to listen to some ofthe language that  is heard: sometimes on our streets,: take the  law into his own hands and remove the  offender, many* people, would regard the occurrence as nothing more than justifiable homicide. ������..-.' '";.-���': ' y  -.:������' ���'���  Ofthe modern school of detectives it can  scarcely be said that it is an improvement on  the old Hawkshaw type with -which we are all  familiar. . Now a-davs the detective is told the  case he i's required to make, and he proceeds  to make it. If he cannot sret the ri^ht material  he will use a substitute, and in making his  case will often commit crimes more criminal  than those laid to the charge of his principals.  In some cases the wcrk is overdone, the fraud  is detected, and the detective's services are  quietly* dispensed with. Instances are not  rare in which the chief links in the chain of  circumstances are manufactured, and witnesses  put in the box to swear to the manufactured  article. It'is not always that the end justifies  the means. In a recent murder case in Colorado, suspicion fell upon one William Kern of  having murdered his .father and mother so as  to acquire their property. The detectives em-  Dloyed on the case haunted the suspected man  in the guise ofthe ghost of his murdered-parents. These ghosts so worked upon Kern As  nervous sy*stem that in a fit of frantic fear they  induced him to say* that he was responsible Tcr  tlie deed. This is called a "confession " of  Sfuilt, and on the strength of this confession  the alleged murderer has been arrested. Such  a course of extracting a confession, so called,  is reprehensible, but it goes to illustrate the  extremes to which the " profession " will go  make a case.  A special dispatch from Ottawa announces  that the agreement between the government of  British Columbia and J. A. J. McKenna and  G. G. Bothwell, on behalf of the Dominion  Government, in regard to the administration  of lands within the railway belt upon the mainland ofthe province, has been approved by the  ofoveruor-cfeneral-in-eouncil. Tlie date of the  provincial statute of 1883 transferring the lands  iu the rail wry belt to the Dominion is agreed  upon as the date of transfer. From the lands  so transferred are reserved the lauds granted  by the province or conveyed byr pre-emption  at that date, but all pre-emptions abandoned or  cancelled prior to 1883 belong to tlie dominion,  and all pre-emptions abandoned or cancelled  after   that date  will belong to the province.  ��M��^ THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  LOST.  "Take'care of yourself, Dolly, and don't go  astray at Dartmoor."  "My dear aunt, when once Tiger goes  offr  he never loses sight of the hounds,   so   unless  the; whole   pack  goes   astray   I   shall  be   all  '...- right;"' " ��� ���'"���"'   0/  Dolly Eacyr was a fascinating little woman,  full of pluck and daring, of love and gentleness. Men adored her as a woman and  delighted in her as a good comrade, who  never fettered them in the field or fussed at  them if they* smoked in her drawing room.  One man did more than adore and delight in  her, and that was Arthur Talbot, a captain in  the regiment of which Dolly's husband was  the colonel.  He betrayed himself to her one day, and  after that there wTas nothing for it but for him  to exchange. He had now been iu India for  five years, and Dolly had been a widow four  years and had never heard again from Captain  Talbot.  She w*as staying now with her uncle and  aunt, an old admiral and his wife, and the  reason she had volunteered to visit them just  now was this : She had seen that four companies of the Red Rangers, under the command of Major Talbot, were to arrive in Plymouth in a trooper that was due in about  a week, so she had come down with her  hunter, Tiger, and the trooper had arrived,  and still she had lieither seen nor heard anything of Major Talbot.  There were dozens of men from the different  regiments in the garrison, and once or twice  she thought she saw him. Once again she  caught a fleeting vision of a man who might  have been Arthur's father, the likeness was so  sttrong. Oddly enough, this elderly* likeness  of her life was interested in her.  " Who's that woman on the brown bay ?"  he asked of another man.  " The woman on the brown bay* ?" repeated  the local informant. " She is the daughter or  the neice or something of the old admiral."  " Who is the old admiral?" the elderly* likeness of Talbot persisted, while a lady* with a  high polished forehead w*ho was riding with  him interposed.  " My* dear, what can it matter to you who  either the woman or her uncle is ? What a  time they* are finding the fox ? I think I have  had enough of this kind of sport. I shall go  home. You won't mind coming, will y*ou,  dear?"  "I think not. I've not had a run with the  Dartmoor hounds for many* a long day*. You  can take Jenkins with.you. I shall follow."  They* soon went away* at a racing speed.  Dolly, in the excitement of being well up to  the hounds in a strange country*, forgot the  elderly* likeness to her lover, forgot every*-  thing, in fact, save that Tiger was carrying  her rippingly*. A bit of bright emerald green  flashed into view. Tiger rose to it as if it had  been a hurdle, jumped short and sank to his  hind quarters in one of Dartmoor's most paralyzing bogs.  Dolly*   slipped from her saddle into a whirl  pool of mud that presently touched her to her  waist. Tiger clambered out and was galloping  wildly backward and forward, flinging his  head up and whinnying with all his might to  call attention to the dire distress ofthe rider.  "* 'See that horse galloping by us?" the local  informant asked presently of the elderly likeness of/Arthur Talbot. "He's riderless by  Jove ! The woman you were asking me about  must be bogged."  - He caught at Tiger's rein as the latter  swooped by, and the little horse, after a kick  and plunge "or two, lagged and hung back in  the opposite direction.  " Let the horse lead us," said the man who  looked like Arthur Talbot, but older. " For  heaven's sake, make haste, man, or we may  be too late."  "Probably we  are,"  the   other   man   said  coolly.     .".Mrs.   Lacy is a well-plucked   one.  She'd hold on to the last.      When she slipped  from Tiger she was probably near the finish."  "Mrs. Lacy "!""  " Yes, old Burroughs' niece. Didn't I tell  you she was a pretty* widow, rich and as free  as air and as sweet as- the freshest air that  blows?"  Tiger, released, galloped back to where he  had left his rnistress. She was up to her  shoulders now, half dead with terror. But in a  moment Arthur Talbot recognized the sweet,  panic stricken face and the tiny hands that  were beating the air in such a futile, frantic  fashion.  " Dolly !" he cried. He was off his horse,  holding out his arms to her. She felt herself  drawn put from the embrace of the grasping  mud. Saturated with mud as she was, she  flung her arms around his neck as her feet  reached firm ground, and with a little whimper of intense happiness she sobbed out:  " My* own darling Arthur, I'm so cramped.  Do hold me tight. I thought you were by*  me just now when you came to the meet, but  I was puzzled by* the ugly* woman writh the  bony* forehead who called you ' dear.' I'll tell  you, I'd willingly* be bogged again to-morrow*  to be saved by you," she said gay*ly. " You  must come home with me now and be introduced to my* uncle, Admiral Burroughs, and  my aunt."  " We have always been the best friends,  and my esteem for you ���"  "Best friends-���esteem !" she interrupted.  " I care not to feel or express any* stronger  feeling.     There is a barrier "���  "A barrier? No! My husband died four  y-ears ago. There is no dishonor now in y*our  loving me.  Nothing can come between us "-���  " Excepting Mrs. Arthur Talbot," he cut  in confusedly. " Dolly*, I was mad with love  for y^ou, frightfully* hard up, and she and her  dollars came in the w*ayr''���  "She is the woman with the forehead I  spoke of as bony* ?"  "Sheis."  " I am sorry you nulled me out ofthe bog,  Major Talbot."  Then she waved her hahd to him and rode  away, leaving him with the pleasing reflection  that he had spoiled the life of a woman who  had been weak enough to love and be faithful  to him through five long mistaken years.  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's Aialey, Dec. 27.  Deer Tim.���The festive saisou   is   a   bad  won for to write letters for a chap  feels  purty  tired���that " weary feeling "that the quack  doctors   say  a   body  has an' that nothing'11  cure but their medisin.    Meself was ateing, the  good things of Christmas till me jaws gotfired  an' I began to think that I was  after  putting  on the wrong vest.    Its wonder full, Tim, that5  a man can howld such a lot ov things an' cant  howld his  tongue,       Everybody   wras   axing  meself to dinner, but I could only take in foive  ov the invites���the furst won was at 12 o'clock  an' the last at foive, so that you'll see I didnt  lose much toime.      Fasting and faisting makie  a good team, Tim, whin ye drive tandum, but  always have Faster the laider  an'   Faister   in  the shafts.      Only   for  the ���fasting meself did  I couldn't do the faisting,   an'   I don't  feel  a  bit the better ov aither ov thim.     But, Tim,  Christmas comes but wonst a year  An' when-it comes it brings good cheer.  So we're towld anyway, be the   poets.     I- put!  in the full day at it, Tim.      At Casey's house  I was care-full, at Mickey Burns Twas mirth���  full,   at   Dooley's   I   was dole-full,   at   Billys  Herring's I w*as brim���full, an' at Mac's  I got  beautifully   full���at   la'ste   so  I'm   towld.     I  remimber having what they calls the " iioight  mare," after I was   put to   bed   or   turned in  meself���I  wouldn't  be  shure which,, but that  makes no difference.      I  was drameing, Tim,  that I was sitting upon the top ov Con Casey's  plum pudding an' that the blue flames  ov the  brandy sauce was all  around me,   an'   that  I  was   overcame   be    the   intoxikating   fumes.  Here   was  a   blank   iu me  drame,   but when  I sobered up agin,   I   thought  the   wings   ov  the gooses   I  was   after   ateing   was   flopping  round me, that the legs ov  the  turkeys   were  scratchiug   the   blankets    off,   an'    that   the  currans in the kakes  were pelting   at   meself  loike hailstones.   But w*hen I woke Tim !  Ah,  Tim, w*hen I woke !  There I found meself wid  twelve   candles   loighting   all  round   me���-a  wake !   The boy^s  were after laydn me out in  grate stoyle.    Twas   only  then  I remimbered  Billy's toast ov  the  noight before.     "Here's  to yre,   Larryr,"   says  he,   "an'   that   yre   may*  niver  die  till there'll  be as much fat on y*er  carcase as when melted down, '11 make twelve  mowld candles to loight yer  sowl to glory."  It   took  me some  toime  before I could make  out who I wras or where I was.      When   I got  up I found a stocking hung up  over me bed  "from Santa  Claus," an' what  do  ye  think  was in it ?���a stick ov warm candy, a bottle ov  quastor oyle (I don't know whether ye spell it  wid a O or a K, Tim), a rattler, a  doll,   an'  a  bromo  sceltzer.      Arrah,  Tim, meself dosen't  loike thim soort ov joaks.  On St. Stephen's Day an' Sunday* I took a  rest after all me exartions an' twas only this  morn that I called at the postoffis an' got yer  Christmas card wid the piktur ov Blarney  Cassel on it, an' the sprig ov shamrock. Begorra, Tim, but I kist the poor ould shamrock  an' as a big tear that gother in me eye fell  down upon it, it seemed to take new loife an'  to look as green an' as fresh as if it was a dew-  r  m.  ^  iwaMi��uwii��u����iiiiiiwi��Biii����nilB  mmmn��mmmBmmmmmm&ss8$3g&&J5P  33^3Sf>"'-.i,iJri-!i\ia     , ���-~,���- - ,.,T-riij--wiil��'WTV?rHrreT,B^-��rr7^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  (&,  rr.  m.  fjfllf  drop on its native soil that struck it.      Tears  ;an' thoughts are twins, Tim.  ��� r  When mer'ily chimed the Christmas bells  Upon the morning air,  And songs the herald angels sung  . '   Were singing everywhere, . '���������������   '.  Of peace on earth, good will toward men,  Of love to all mankind,  Did one kind thought of me a place  Within your memory find ? ���  When joyous Christmas greetings hailed  All friends whcr'er they met,  And kindly recollections called  Tlie absent with regret ;  When round the festive board you sat  And joined in blissful glee,  Did any of the dear ones have  A kindly word for me ?  But there, Tim, I'd better not play* wid the  rnuse any longer, or maybe tis another ov the  dew-drops the shamrock 'd be after getting.  Well, Tim, we're having lots ov dansing���a  danse nearly every noight in the week: I've  been taking thim all in, but won noight I was  so toired out that I had to sit down and just  watch the rest enjoying thiinselves. Meself  notist half a dozen other chaps sitting down,  an' meself was pitying, them, thinking that  they* couldn't danse. At last won ov thim  come over to me, an' says he "Mr. Finn,"  says he, says he " Mr. Finn, can't you get a  partner aither ?" Ov coorse I could, for all the  girls do be dying for a danse wid meself, but  the yung man says : " Its too bad that a fellow  cant get a danse bekase he's a bit ov a stranger. I axed nearly every girl in the room an'  they all tell me that their engaged for the  next foive or six danses. Tisn't roight, Mr.  Finn," says he, "that a few chaps should  have a femail monopoly." "Can't ye get a  girl ov yer own," says I. "I cant," say*s he,  " for there too scarce in Nelson." An' that's a  fact, Tim ; but all the same its not fair that a  few mashers can have the lend ov the loan ov  a girl w lme/ir thsy wmt to a 1' the po^r  bashful chaps have to be the wall flowers at  the danse. There's to be a hop this day three  weeks, an/I'm towld that won ov the mashers  has four dansers engaged for the occasion. Another thing I object to is this-���that there's  only a few ov us that danse the two-step, an'  that whoile we're at it the rest ov the boys  have to sit down an' watch us. Now meself  dasen't care to have a monopoly (I believe  that's the word) in anything but me partner  in a danse, an' for the convanience ov the  others I'm always game to give in to a waltz  'r any other step.  I'm towld that the donkey I was telling ye  about last week left town on Thursday be won  ov the boats, an' he was ueerly losing it too  be the same token. He walked so aisy* that  ye'd know he'd rather the boat 'd come  to him than that he'd have to go to the  boat. I was telling ye I didnt know what they  calls him, but I'm towld he answers to the  name Persevarance. Billy Herring tells me  that he's (not Billy hisself y^e know) a Mexican burro an' not a donkey ov Irish discent.  I was thinking that there was no Irish blood  in him or he'd have a little more stoyle.  Wishing ye all the complaints ov the saison,  Tim, here's to ye till next w7eek.  Larry Finn.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors  Try one bottle.  FROM   THE PROVINGIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  The great topic of the day here is trie action  of Premier Turner and Hon. C. E. ; Pooley  against the Times and Province newspapers.  The preliminary canter has taken place and  the newspaper men have been ordered to  appear for trial, on the charge of criminal  libel./ Further developments in the case are  watched with the greatest interest.  Christmas passed off very pleasantly with  the usual round of amusements, ^r,The various  charitable organizations .were prepared for a  greater demand upon them than was made,  although there is unquestionably a lot of distress in Victoria just at present in consequence  of want of employment by willing hands, 3^et  as compared wuth^previous years, there does  not appear to be that amount of poverty which  is generally observable during the winter  season.  Considerable uneasiness is felt here for the  safety of several vessels en route from London  and Liverpool for the Coast, aud now long  overdue. The ordinary trip is made in about  130 day*s, while some of the craft have been  over 230 out. Of late there j have been some  terrific storms along the coast, and the Pacific  has lost its reputation as a peaceful ocean. It  is known that some of the overdue vessels experienced the severest of the gales, and fears  are entertained lest they* shculd have gone  down with all on board.  An item has been going the rounds of the  newspapers for some days past that the commissioners in the sealing claims case have  awarded $1,000,000 to the sealers. This piece  of news is too good to be true, and little evidence is attached to it here. The sealers long  ago offered to settle the case for $420,000, and  if the commissioners award them $1,000,000 it  will be an instance of American liberality* in  dealing with British claims altogether unique  in its way. The announcement that seal  skins will not be allowed into the United  States���that is if the bill before the senate  passes���is not of course very cheering, especially* considering that the LTnited States is the  best market for the dressed article ; nevertheless, the fleet is fast Dreparing to go to sea.  There appears to be an infatuation about sealing somewhat akin to that of mining, which  sustains its devotees under the most adverse  conditions. Fortunes have been made in the  business ; there is still the hope that fortunes  will be made. If the United States are in  earnest in their avowed interest for the herds,  they will-suspend the wholesale slaughter on  the rookeries ofthe Pribydoff islands.  I have before alluded to the general activity  in trade, attributable chiefly to the Klondyke  excitement. This happy state of affairs is  proving a great boon, or boom, I scarcely*  know which to   write.       People   are   nocking  into Victoria from all quarters, and in anticipa-  tioh of the permanency of the trade, real estate  has begun to move pretty freely*. Houses  that have been, idle for .months, if not. years,  are now being taken up, and at good rents. In  times of excitement people are liable to speculate freely, and this is just .what/ we are experiencing here now. Considering, however,  the advantages of other routes to , the Klon-  d3'ke now being so freely advocated, the more  far-seeing aed less enthusiastic are predicting  a set-back for Victoria, and wondering why  our merchants are putting all their eggs in  one basket. If any respectable portion of the  Klondyke outfitting be diverted from this city  I fear our wholesale men will discover, when  it is too late, that they* made a mistake in not  catering to the wants of the inland trade, and  providing for the probability* of a more advantageous route being adopted than that via  Victoria.  Bkacon Hill.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  liquors which  they  can recommend. *  A sample of picked ore from the Porto Rico,  near Ymir, last week ran $525 to the ton. An  average from No. 2 tunnel gave $1 22   per ton.  Tlie-following is told in all  seriousness^ in  a  Shanghai newspaper:   The   terrible   tales   o  -mosquittoes at Klondy*ke have not yet reached  the right Trans-atlantic level.   It was an American miner who was so pestered by* those insects that, in order to get rest, he turned over  the iron vessel in which  he washed   for   gold  and crawled under it when he wan ted to sleep.  The mosquittoes found him out, however, and  kept him busily* emplo3*ed all   night   twisting  with his jack knife the points   of their  beaks,  as they* came through the iron.    The buzzing  ofthe insects thus imprisoned was terrific, and  the miner was delighted for' a .time ;   but   at  last, to his horror, the combined force of their  wings lifted up his shelter, and when   he   last  saw it it was disappearing with great rapidity*  in a north-easterly* direction.     Fierce in scn..e  mining camps an unusuall3*  fine   specimen  of  veracity* is known as a " North-easter."  Not very* many 3*ears ago, in a country'  church in the west of England, the rector,  preaching with great earnestness for heme  missions took for his text, "Feed me with  food convenient for me." As he came down  from the pulpit well content with the effect his  eloquence had produced on the congregation,  the disturbing thought struck him that he  had not made arrangements for the collection  (sure to be a liberal one on this occasion). As  he passed through the chancel he whispered  hurriedlv to an intelligent choir bov, "Go  inta the vestry, take the plate you will' find  on the table, hand it round to the congregation and then bring it to me." The boy* departed on his errand, and the rector took his  place within the communion rails and gave  out the offertory* hymn. The last wrords of  this had scarcely* died away* when the boy-  stood before him, a plate of biscuits in his  hand and an apologetic expression on his  chubby* face. " Please, sir," he explained in  an audible voice, "I've handed them all  round to everybody, and nobody won't take  none." THE NELSON ECONOMIST  TH E CITY, CO UN GIL.  yyyyyAt ::Monday's -meeting   of the   city.'' council  May*or Houston presided, and there were also  ��� present Aid'.-:Malone,   Teetzel,  Hillyer,yFlet-  / chef, Gilker and City* Engineer McCulloch,  A, The mayor reported that he had communi-  . ; cated with the railway people as to the water  supply* for which they* asked. At present the  company7' did.-.not see their way to erecting a  tauk-^-air they'/wahted was a standing- pipe or  hydrant. *: '"'v"'''y;"���"���'.' A '  ��� Aid. Fletcher suggested   that the   main   be  laid by: the city* to the corner of Railway street  the company-.to make.i.ts.own connections and  ���p'ayA$20;per:month for the supply*.  . y'i.;/:'P. Barns &yCo:A applied   for   permission   to  ���-/erect-..a eoffigated; if on ice Ahquse   and   stable.  Permission was: granted,   subject   to' the approval of the city,engin^^ y  r    A. letter-was Tead from I. R. -Green   asking  . j.... ,y   .       - - ���...-'.,���;���*���"- ." '       -- >   ��� !-.'���-��� +J ' C?   ���  that the oityy take over the Nelson Library* and  Reading KoOmy- The concern-had-been running"'for over a year', and had proved of great  advantage^, but of late it .was found difficult to  collectysubs,criptions,ancl.unless the city* took  the place:- over it; would, have to be closed.  There, was now $120 due, and the assets were  $129���books, papers, etc.   -  On motion of Aid. Malone the communication was: referred to 'the, Finance Committee.  There was a: long and animated discussion  on a bill from the pound keeper, .amounting  toy $17. The Finance Committee refused to  pass the amount.  Aid. Malone/thoughtAit unfair to deprive  the pound keeper of his fees, when he had no  means provided of properly empounding  stock.  Aid. Hillyer concurred. When stock was  taken to the pound there was no proper means  of detaining it.  The may*or thought the pound keeper ought  to be able to look after the stock when he had  it in pound.  AM. Hillyer said that when the horses and  cattle of certain people were taken to the  pound they* were alway*s let out. - .     '  Aid. Teetzel said he had told the pound  keeper that if he did not care for the job he  might resign. ,      y .      j  The question was put and lost. Aid. !  Malone, Hillyer and Gilker voting yea, and |  Aid. .Teetzel, Fletcher and the.mayor nay. !  A bill of $333 was passed for Frank Darling ;  for pressure valves supplied., and one of $218 |  in favor of Wilson & Harshaw fcr cartage. l  The monthly salary account   was  also passed.   ;  The mayor announced that   there   would be  a slight overdraught at the end   of tlie  year at   ;  the  bank,    and suggested  that    a    motion   be  passed authorizing the Finance   Committee  to  overdraw $2000 if necessary   to  meet   current   ������  expenses.  On motion of Aid. Teetzel, seconded by Aid  Malone, such a motion was passed.  Aid. Fletcher suggested that some steps  should be taken to induce parties to keep the  snow cleared from before their doors. He  noticed that some parties did clean before  their doors, while others neglected to Jo so.  y; yThe mayor explained ^thdt this was provided  for hy byr-lav\*.:/ /A-y.y AA:~'::-' '^"ry':;   ��� -y^ -:    ;V';  It was agreed to have notices issued-calling  attention to the. particular- section iV govefning  street clearing; .-���;.;'-' - -A\^y ���.::������:���:;.:  v-      ' ,y.y:.y-.- ���;  /On motion of ;AldA  Hillyer,   secohded   by*  by* Aid-; Maloney James McPhee was a'ppbinted  inspector of electric lights; at such fees  as are  provided for in the lighting by-law.  .     A long bill of extras was sent in  by/'W.V C.  McLean ��*. Co., waterworks contractors, which  the    council   struggled   with   for   a couple of  hours.      The   items ranged from  15 cents to  $30 or $40.     The bilk totalled. $410.85.,. but by*  the   time   the   aldermen   got through   with it  they brought it clown to $1,88.25.      The  total  amount of the final estimate was  $3,185.      In.  all the, contractors have overdrawn   $30.4,   but  as against this the city holds a certified cheque  for $1100 odd. ���'..-...  The council then adjourned.  and .. jowett, anl/-'"'iNewMeiiibers:,'' by Bros/  /Lcuiioxyand. /Rosendaile. y y/yTom Bo;wling,''  as sung by Bro:y Proctor^ was one pf the miusi-  cal treats of the evening, brpught to a close by*  the jtmior warden's toast and. the singing, of  ' 'v A ii Id Ea n g Syne /";;''' '^ ^;  ��� '.'V -:'' ���' - '. -\^.,.',.  LOGAL NEWS.  MASONIC BANQUET.  .There, was.a big   gathering of the' craft at  Masonic Hall on   Monday* evening,   the occasion being the   installation   of officers for the  ensuing y*ear.     Nelson Ledge.No. 23, A.E.&  A.M.y   has been but. five   years in   existence,  and. that-it has   made   satisfactory*   progress is  evident from   the   number   present   when the  worshipful master called the brethren to order  on this cccasicny , The ins.tallaticn-ceremcnies  w*ere conducted by* Bro. Dr. Ouinlan, the new  officers being :  BrcsA Geo. Jo.hnstcne, W.M.;  W. A.Jowett, I.P.M. ; A. E. Hodgins, S. W.;  S   P. .Shaw, J. W. ; W. B. Pollard, Treasurer ;  G. E. Lennox, Secretary ; F. Irvine, S.D. ; E.  A. Crease, J.D. ; J. Dover, S.S, ; W. B. Shaw  J.S. ; ��� F. E. Emerson, I.G. ;   G. Spencer, Tyler.       The brethren having   been called   from  labor to refreshment, adjourned to the Queen's  Hotel, where an excellent dinner was provided.  Plates were set for fifty* guests,, aiyd a mest enjoyable time was spent from the first course on  the appetising   menu to   the   junior   warden's  'time-honored tcast, " Happy* to meet ; sorry*to  part ; happy to meet again."     Immediate Past  Master   Jowett   presided,   in  the   unavoidable  absence  of  the   worshipful   mester.       Dinner  having been, disposed of,   the toast list, was in  order.     "The Queen and the Craft,"   was accorded the   usual hearty   reception,   and   was  followed by tlie first song of the evening, " St.  George's Banner," for which Bro. Lennox was  warmly applauded.     " The M. W. Grand Master aud the   Grand Lodge of B.C.,"   was very*  happily responded to by Bro. Dr. Ouinlan,   an  old and honored   member of the   grand lodge.  Bro. R. W. Day treated the brethren to " Committed to the Deep,"   and   in   response   to an  encore   gave with   equally   good effect   "The  Death of Nelson."       Bro.   E..A.    Crease,   responded on behalf of -''Canada' our Couht'ry,"'  which was��� appropriately folio'wed by the sing-  incr'of " The Land of the Maple, "'and  "Kule  Britania," 'given .in  Bro.   Lennox:good style.  ''. Visiting Brethren,''   had able spokesmen -in  Bros. Frew,. Burne, Taylor "and ^Peters',   while-  " Past Masters ofthe Lodge," were well repre- '.'  sented by Bros. .'Hamilton;   Fletcher,   Turner, ,  I       There will be a shooting match for  turkeys.  j   at the smelter range on Thursday.  I       O.    Newling    has   purchased  the   Collings  I  ranch across the lake.       This  can   be made a  valuable property.  The public schools will  open next Monday*.  There    are about  150   pupils   on   an average.  attending the school.  The lake steamers were gaily*   decorated on  Christmas day, and carried a  goodly   number  of passengers to Nelson.  The   newlyr-organized    temperance   society*  has thirty members, w*itli the prospects of a  largeJincrease after the New Year.  "AiAmong the Christmas decorations-of Nelson  were five public arc/lights on which the current was turned on for the first time. Thelio-hts  are a great improvement to the city*.  J. R. Green, principal of the Nelson public  school? was presented with a very handsome  arm chair by* his pupils on Christinas eve.  This was given as a token of the regard of the  pupils for their teacher.  There was a hose and hydrant -test y*ester-  dayy which,-proved very* satisfactcryy -,;; A pressure of 80 lbs. was got up, and a stream,  thrown into the., air. about 180 feet^���-more than  sufficient to cover the highest buildingjin  town. There are now fourteen hydrants in  position, all.working well.  A./Hespeler, charged with obtaining money  under false pretenses by* issuing a cheque ��� on  the Bank of Montreal after his account had  been closed, was sentenced by* Police Magistrate Crease to two months in county* jail last  Tuesday. Hespeler was defended by W. A.  Galliher of Galliher & Wilson.  The rails for the union depot are being laid  along the line planned out by* the water front.  They extend from the C. P. R. depot up to  Gra^y-'s saw mill, where a halt has been called  pending the removal of the mill, which is  directlv on the railwav line. Large 2fano-s of  men are engaged on the work, which will be  pushed to completion.  A stereopticon entertainment has been  arranged for to-morrow evening' at Carney*  Hall, under the auspices of the Young People As Society of the Baptist church. The  views, which will be shown by Rev. T. A.  P. Frost, of Trail, will be interspersed with  vocal and instrumental selections by- local  talent. The entertainment will be repeated  for the benefit ofthe children on Friday afternoon-,-   ������":-��� ������'���'���������   ' ''-'.//'"'    y-   -���������-*   - -   ,.;..-,-  n"y all means giv.e the   Nelson  Wincyt'o, a eall-r-if you. want  goad; liqub.v..:: ..'���   v.;     -y ..���-���'..' ..���.>.;.-���-,.    ;.     !���.���:���    -.  .^-.  (.',. V,. I).. i��i]>es (���anybe. found ;a.t- 8. .L'Migli ton's "J-'bsV'Oil'ic'e '  cigar store.'    ' ... *  ���Atteiitioh is called'to the" sale of boots and  shoes for the next:-thirty days at tlie People's  Shoe-Store,;on. Ward Street. '"This is a -bona  fide clearance sale. J.K.Thomson,  Advt. ������ = '-'   :��������������� -i-'s^''   -     ���"���'���Manager.*'"'  mmoBmmmmn&mmmBmmsnBGBm  msmmsm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  LOCAL NEWS.  L>   \>  ��  Messrs.  Reefer & Co. will open the Nelson.  Hotel dining-room next week.  The    Richardson-Marks    assault  case will  come up in the police court to-morrow .morn-.  in��"  Machinery* for the Kootenay* Cigar Manufacturing Co. has arrived and is being placed  in position.  Coolgardie Smith, of pugilistic fame, passed  through Nelson yesterday. The bruizer is  going to the Klondy*ke.  y Divine service will be held at the Presbyterian Church on New Year's morning, commencing at ii o'clock.  The total clearings through the customs at  Nelson last w7eek amounted to $132,903.75.  This included ore shipments made by The  Esst Chance, Payne, Rico, Whitewater and  T C.Gray. ".' <:     '������"'������  The wants of the domestic establishment of  The Economist were attended to on Christmas by-Mr. P. J. Russell, ofthe Parsons' Produce Company, who contributed a goose by*  way* (oi supplying along felt want.  An amateur dramatic society* has been organized in Nelson. It is proposed to give a  minstrel performance on or about February i,-  which will be followed in a few weeks by* a  comedy* drama. First class amateur talent has  been secured, and no doubt the promoters will  receive the-encouragement they merit.  The dead body of a man supposed to be  Napoleon Boulangier, was picked up in the  lake near the city* wharf yesterday. The deceased, who is said to belong to Pilot Bay,  came to Nelson to spend Christmas, and during the week he was here was drinking very*  freely. He was last seen alive on Sunday*,  when he wras under the influence of drink,  and in this condition he is supposed to have  fallen into the lake. An inquest will be held  at two o'clock to-morrow.  The Ladies' Aid Society* of the Kootenay*  Lake General Hospital are making strenuous  efforts to make the institute the great success  it ought to be. The proceeds of Hospital  Sunday* collections in the. city- churches  amounted to $106, but this is a small contribution towards the increasing demands made  upon the establishment. The new ward,  recently* added to the building, has to be suitably* furnished, and donations on this behalf  will be thankfully* received by* any* of the committee. So worthy- a cause should meet with  hearty* support.  Bro. Reginald J. Steel, P.D.D., assisted by*  Bro. F. Starkey, P.D.D., and Bros. W. Ma-  guire, J. Dinsdale and W. J. Hatch, instituted  lodge Queen of Nelson, No. 241, Sons of England, on Tuesday evening. A number of the  charter member candidates presented themselves for initiation,after which the dedicatory*  ceremony* took place,-and the following officers  were elected for the ensuing year : Bros. J. H.  Scoley, W.P.P. ; E. King, W.P.; J. Bullock,  W.V.P, ; G. C. Williams,   W.  Chap. ;   R.  J.  Steel, W. Sec. (pro fern) ; A. B. Shannon,  W. Trea. (pro tern), and W. J. S. Lowrie,  Guide.    , ..-- Ay-/:  The police returns since the incorporation  of Nelson show that there have been 72 cases  of disorderly* conduct disposed of, most ofthe'  offenders being under the influence of, drink  at the time of arrest. The average fine imposed for such cases is $20. Twenty-two-vagrants'.have been before police magistrates, and  the majority* of these were released on suspended sentence���in oilier words given an  opportunity to leave town. PAor breaches of  the fire limits by^-lawthere were nine charges,  and 25.is the total for failures to observe the  Public Health Act. There were eight cases  of assault, and but six of drunkenness, yuuac-  compauied by disorderly^ conduct. Two instances of obstructing the police in the execution of their duty* ; three cases of furious  driving ; one indecent assault, three assaults ;  eight larcenies;... four breaches of traders'  license and several fines for keeping houses of  ill-fame. ,  The hockey  match last Saturday*  between  Nelson and Sandon teams resulted in favor of  the latter with a score of 6 to 5.       The   game  was visrorouslv contested from  start to finish,  and the final result was in doubt   until   time  was called.     At the first half the sccre stood 4  to 4.    The following was the time   in   which  the    games    were scored :     ist,    Sandon,    30  seconds; 2nd, Sandon, 3 minutes; 3rd, Nelson,  30 seconds ; 4th, Nelson, 5 minutes ; 5th, Sandon, 10 minutes ; 6th, Nelson, 6 minutes; 7th,  Nelson, 4 minutes ;  8th,   Sandon, 7  minutes ;  9th,   Sandon,   21   minutes;   10th,   Nelson,   6  minutes ;   1 ith,   Sandon,    1  minute.     Sandon  played the best combination game at the start-  off, but the forwards on the  Nelson   team pre-,  vented Sandon  from  getting   away   with   the  puck.       For   Sandon,    Blackwood   at    cover  point played the best game, while the  Nelson  team played  generally* well,   and   with   more  practice they* should make  a  very* formidable  combination.     The following were the teams :  Sandon :   Burchill,  goal ;   Blackwood,   point ;y  Greirson, (capt.) cover point ; M. Viche, Cameron,   Henderson   and  McKinnon,   forwards.  Nelson���A. Jeffs,   goal;   W.   Duncan,   point;  Nunn, (capt.) cover point ;   Banning,   Smith,  Thompson and Livingston, forwards. Referee:  Brandon,    of Brandon.     Umpires:   Dean   of  Sandon and Galliher of Nelson.      M. Martin,  manager and spare man  for Sat:den.      Little  Fred Kelley* of Sandon, mascot. Time keepers:  Martin, for Sandon, and.Carley for Nelson.  YMIR.  MINING   NOTES,  Some  Presentation  Goods  at   Thomson  Stationery Co., L'td.  (Special Correspondence of Tine Economist.)  Real estate is not   quite  dead   here,  good sales have been made recently*.  Both the Ymir and Dundee mines closed  down for two day*s Christmas holidays.  Porcupine Creek is gradually- gaining the  attention of our people as well as ofthe outside public. Claims along the creek have  recently shown some high assays. The Porcupine claim is almost ready* to ship. A  wagon road up that way will soon be a necessity.    The only place where you can buy a   bottle  of   first-class liquor at a reasonable price is at the'Nelson\.Vine Co. *  A 5-foot ledge of high-grade ore has been  revealed at the Hillside, near Slccan.  The last returns from the smelter shipments  ofthe Dundee at Ymir, showed results of $23  per ton in excess of expense. A  A deal is on for the transfer of the Curlew  propertyvnear Rossland, to an English syndicate.     The figure named is $30-oooA  It is calculated that there are about 700  miners employed in..' the Rossland camp, and  that the monthly* pay roll is about $63,000.  a There was shipped from Nelson for the  month of December; up to Friday*, gold valued  at $224,587; copper, $48,710 ; lead $70,286 ;  silver, $273,509 ; bullion, $3,976.  .  The British American Corporation has offered $100,000 for the Great Western. The  Venhoff syndicate go $30,000 better, and a  ���.meeting of directors will he held to decide the  deal. -Ay' .-.'../'-,.  Captain Hull, who has charge of the working force of the Northern Light group, of the  Bright Prospects Gold Mining and Development Company*, came down last Friday night"  and reports good progress, with five men at  work. The shaft is now down to a depth of  65 feet/and from two assays taken from the  ledge at 6o feet in depth values of $99.70  and $105.40 respectively* were obtained.  John Keen, Kaslo, was in  the city Sunday.  M. HA Cowan, wife and children, late of  Victoria, will reside in Nelscn.  D. C. Corbin, Spokane, is in the city*.  Wm. Braden and wife, of Pilot Bayy, are in  town.o -.-..������  A good Christmas gilt would be one of S. .1. Migh ton's  B.^B.  B pipes.  TENDERS WANTED.  In   the matter of  the Winding-up Act  and iu the  matter of  the Nelson Sawmill Co. (Limited). .  Foaled tenders wil 1 be received by the undersigned as 1 iqui-  dator ol' the Nelson Sawmill Co. up to 12 o'clock noon on ..Saturday, the 22d day of January, 1898, for the purchase of the  estate and effects of such company, vi/.. :  Sawmill, 26x96, sash and door house, dwelling-house, dry  kiln and boiler, lumber shed, safe, stock ol" mouldings, and  10,000 feet of lumber, one engine and bjilor .('10-Vli. p.) new;  one shingle machine, one lath machine, one r,h ree-saw eager, one inserted tooth saw, ;">2 inches: one solid tooth saw,  -IS inches; one solid tootn saw, 56 inches; one planer; one  circular cut saw, (new); log carriages; belting.  The machinery and   belting  are  nearly  new  and  in   good  condition.  The above property is situate iiuthe limits ot the Company,  adjacent to tne city of Nelson, B. C.  Book accounts approximating $2,212.6S.  Timhhr Limits-���Lot 282, group f, Ivooteany, comprising 1.000  acres, less 120 acres transferred to tlie Hall Mines; lot 283,  group I, Kootenay, comprising 1,640 acres; lot 28o A, group 1.  Kootenav, comprising SO acres.  The ab"*>ve parcels are held under a 21 years' lease from  Government, dated 14th March, 1S92, at an annual rental ot  10c per acre and rent is paid up to March 1-1 th. 1898.  Lot. 228. Lrroun I. comprising f>00 acres, held under a   9   years  lease, dated February f>th, 1892.  from   Government   at   an   annual rental of 10c peracre and rent is paid up   to   February o,  1S98. ���    , f  The four parcels above mentioned are on the north slope ot  Toad Mountain, and commence about half a .mile irom Nelson, H. 0. ,  Lot 987, group I," comprising 1,400 acres, is held under lease  from the Government of 21 years from March 4th, 1890,^ and  is on Kootenav River, abou t 4 mi Io< west of Nelson. There  is a balance of* rent, amounting   (0*140,   due   on   this   parcel.  There is a flume one and a-lialf miles long with ample water supplv to float the lumber from the mill to the city yard,  and tlie company has a. statutory right to 100 miners' inches  of water from Cottonwood Smitii Greek   and   60   inches   irom  Give Out Greek.  Tenders are to be for tlie entire assets of tin; company: but  parties so desiring may tender separately for any portion of  tlie assets, aud such tenders will be considered.  Trcit.M-i���Ten per cent of the amount must, accompany each  tender, the balance to be pm'tl in 60 days from tlie date of acceptance, with interest at 8 percent.    Or,  Terms may be arranged for such balance at the meeting ot  the creditors to be held in accordance with the notice hereunto attached.  The lowest or anv tender not necessarily accepted.  Inspection of the"books, copy of tlie leases, and all other information can be obtained on'applica t ion to the undersigned.  Dated at Nelson, R.G., 20(h December. 1897.  II.   R.  GAM KIION',  Liquidator of Nelson Sawmill Company  NOTICE.  In the matter of the Winding-up Art and the Nelson Sawmill  Company.  A meeting 'of the creditors of the above company will be  .held at the'law oflice of Macdouald it .Johnson, baker street.  'Nelson. B. ('.. on Tuesday, the2-">th .January. 1898, at 2 :'.)0 p.m..  to consdor the sale of the assets of the company and receive  report of liquidator and deal with all matters within their  power affecting the company.  Dated at Nelson, Ii, G.,20th December. 189/.  II.   R.  GAM lvRO.N.  Liquidator of Nelson Sawmill Company  <>    t  T ������ JV  tvf  *1S|ei^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ��� 1  WOMAN'S   KINGDOM.  All women need a certain amount  of exercise daily, which will bring  various sets of muscles into play.  The woman who writes1 or sews,  the woman who stands in store all  day*, requires physical culture for  health as well as grace.  The busy* woman may say, " Oh,  I have no, time," but listen a  moment. When you are mounting  thesetiresome stairs to the second  story*, instead of thinking ''I wish  I did not have these stairs to climb!"  have you thought, " I aha almost  there," or think of something else  that is agreeable. But ycu must  do more than think. When you  climb the stairs, hold ycur body*  erect, have, your chest expanded  and let the entire foot be placed on  the stair, let the force rest on the  balls of the feet, and these should  touch the stairs as lightly- as possible.    ���  While waiting for a train or street  car, or while standing anywhere,  think of your position. Do not  throw back your shoulders, but expand your chest. Stand on the  balls of y*cur feet. Keep y c ur kn ees  straight. Do not attempt too much, ,  but practice a little throughly.  In sitting at work, keep an erect  position ; but not the stiff one.  If leaning against a support, be  careful to have the lower part of the  spine well back in the chair.  Notice the wcmen ycu meet en  the street. Plow few have a graceful poise. Scmone has said, "Grace  sliows the strength and vigor and  wise use of all one's powers."  Walk up the street any* fine afternoon and notice the women and  the way* they* walk.  You will meet the woman who is  very stout, and who waddles from  side to side ; she is very* red in the  face, aid has a distressed lock as if  she were trying to get" somewhere  in a hurry aud knew she could'nt.  Then ycu pass a younger weman  who knows she can reach her destination in time, but dees not care  how she accomplishes her purpose.  Her head is extended beyond her  body, and her hair is coming down,  but  she   does   not mind  this.     Be-  tiind her is  a   tall   girl,   very  thin,  who   is   swinging   both    arms  and  keeping time with her head to  the  air of-a new opera she is humming.  She is put  together  in   a   slipshod  sort of fashion, and seems contented  and happy   as   she   swings    along.  She is careless in  walk  and  dress,  and will prcbably  go  thrcugh   life I  in a hap-hazard  way.     When, you i  meet the trim, well dressed woman, I  who walks with erect and graceful  carriage, you experience a sense of  relief, and breathe a sigh of Contentment to think all women do not  tire you with their nervous energy  or untidy* appearance.  Now, all women, no matter how  hurried they may be,   should take  time to think how to walk and  do  it correctly*.     There  are   excellent  books on   the   subject  of physical  culture    which  contain  rules   that  every* one can  follow  if they* wall,  and, when one reflects that health  depends   in  a  large measure upon  the correct use of exercise, it shou1d  be considered a  subject  worthy*   of  time and thought.  s' Produce  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers; in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry*  ���-"/-,;'.��� ���'���      ,..'. ������'���' ". ������ -:3-nd Cured Meats. ' X" :-��� '  ���>���*"'���������  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     Eor   prices write or wire  P. J. RUSSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  V5 -,  Quite an interesting story comes  from Ischl. It chanced that recently  a tourist who had just arrived there  from Roumania took a walk to the  /celebrated point of view, Sonus  DoppelBlick. While there she saw  a little girl wearing a gown exquisitely* embroidered with forget-me-  nots. The woman tourist, with ah  air of assurance, approached the  child's mother and inquired where  she had bought the garment. The  answer, smilingly* given, was: 'l I  embroider all her gowns myself; it  gives me such pleasure." At this  the vain tourist said in a contemptuous manner : "That is only-  possible with a very7 small household."  ^People like myself, who have  so many* visitors, and move in the  best society*, have no time for such  middle-class pleasures." At first  the mother of the child did not reply*, but as the wcman went on with  her boasting she gently* said, "I  also have to play- hostess occasionally*. My father, the Emperor,  favors us from time to time with a  visit, and the Empress often comes  to see her grandchildren, as well as  many* other members of the Imperial family ; but all the same I  have invariably* leisure iu the morning hours to do embroidery* fcr my  little girl." The Archduchess  Valerie and her child then quietly-  left the scene.  X'mas Ornaments at Thomson Stationery Ca.  L'td.  Seattle Fish and Poultry Market.  C. W. Smith, Prop.  All Kinds  of Fresh Fish, Oysters  and   Poultry.  Opposite Thomson's Book Store,  Baker St, kelson.  J. o.: PATE  LATE OF H.  BERKS &  SONS,  MONTREAL.  'AN-. AN.D'WATCL.. ...���.��..,  cKillop Block, Baker St.  All work guaranteed or money refunded. Latest  machinery and everything up to date. Sight tested  free. Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses,  miners'glasses, etc.  Is fast becoming" a social as well as a mining and business  centre. The many social, political, church and club banquets held the past few weeks attest this fact. The fine  glass and chinaware so conspicuous at most of these functions was furnishedbv  The largest dealers in these lines   in   the   district,  also furnish the choicest teas, coffee and groceries.  They  9  MERCHANT TAI LOR.  High Class Suits. Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings    ��  aker St., Nelson, B, C.  A large stock of all grades  from the best makers. We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  ar-  9  qislt btore.  MAS.  P  NEW YEAR  Three carloads of Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for our  Kootenay markets. They will arrive December lo, when we will be  in tt; position to fill all orders for Turkeys, Geese', Ducks and Chickens, either WHOLESALE OR RETAIL, "at reasonable prices. Orders  can be placed at any of our Branches now, and they will have our  prompt attention oh.arrival of stock. We will also have a , large assortment of Prime Reef, Pork, Mutton, Cured Meats, .Fish and Oysters.    Mail.Orders a Specialty.    Branches at '     .  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  R. BURNS. & CO.,'Nelson  m  ����KmwmmmimmmmKm��WmamVbaWSUSm*\ '.  ���'���^-^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ft  ti  SHORT STORIES.  The story comes from  the West,  and I tell it as it comes to me,  says  the   Fredericton,   N.   B.,    Herald.  ���'Is it true?'' you ask.     It is so far  as I know.    When the train bearing Colonel Domville and party was  Hearing Medicine Hat.it got noised  abroad that the special car attached  contained not only the Colonel but  Hon.   Mr.   Sifton,   Minister  of the  Interior as . .well.     A shrewd New  Brun'swicker who was  secretary  of  the   cattle , show  then  being y held  heard the rumor, and appended the  notice  to  his posters  that on  fair  day   certain prominent men of Canada wpuld be at the station, including Sifton and Domville.     The secretary went down the line  to meet  the train and see about its stopping  for half an  hour.     What was his  consternation    to    find    only    the  King's county representative.     He  explained   the    difficulty    to    Col.  Domville    who    replied :        'AOh,  that's    all   right!���I'll    put    you  through.   -Don't you be alarmed,  they'll    see.   Sifton !"    When   the  train drew up  at  the  station there  was a regular jam to  see  the ministers,     Frenchmen,      half-breeds,  Danes,      Russians,      Norwegians,  Swedes, Bluenoses, all classes and  conditions of men.     Colonel  Domville, turning to Capt.  Archie McLean    of    Queen's, said:   -"-Now  Archie, you go to  that end  of the  car with   the  secretary   here.    He  will introduce you as Colonel Domville, and I will do the rest."    At  one  end  of the  car   was   Captain-  Archie       McLean���Domville���a id  at the other was Colonel Domvil'e���  Sifton.      He addressed  the  crowd  for a few* moments on the glories  of the Klondyke,   the  greatness of  King's county, and then in closing,  said :     "Gentlemen, you  will  find  out  some day as  I have that the  poet was very near the mark  when  he said :   ' All things  are not what  they seem  it   above   Keighley,   she   and   her  husband went to live there.     The  habitation   was    a   roadside   stone  house with a central passage,   between a dining-room and a  parlor,  a return building, 'and four upstair  rooms.     It was  draughty  and  uncomfortable, but Mrs.: Holden  was  attached   to   it.      Sir   Isaac,    who  would   not   for   the   world    have  thwarted her, almost tricked her into letting Oak worth House be built  oh the same' site.    He had  to take  the   architect   into   his   confidence,  and begin by first pulling down one  bit, .then 'findingIthe wall was rotten,  and .continuing to demolish until a  whole  room  was  down."   She was  persuaded  that   the   whole   house  must follow.     But she insisted  on  the   site fnot^beiag   changed.     Sir  Isaac consented.    The original  estimate of Oak worth House  was^-  ooo.     But  to make   it   a   spacious  healthe.ry,   it; was   brought   up   to  ;��8o,6oo,   and �� 120,000 for a  winter garden. ' ���" y  The house and lot owned by the late Carrie Wilson, CORNER  BAKER AND HALL STREETS, being lot r, block 7, Nelson. An  early sale.is desired. Rents for $100 per month in advance payments:  Apply for terms to-  R. Wn  HA MM I m C TO Mr B arnster,.  ���������:���;���. Vandou Co.  GENEREL   HARDWARE,   STOVES,    MINING  LAMPS AND LAMPGOdDS,   PLAIN AND ;FANCY.  Armstrong & Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  SUPPLIES,  Agents for  > >>  In a letter to one of his children  Guizot tells how on his first visit to  Windsor he lost his way and opened  a wrong door and beheld for a  moment a lady having her hair  brushed. The next day the Queen  (for it was she) joked him about it,  and he says : "I ended by asking  her leave, if ever I wrote my memoirs, like Sully or St. Simon, to  mention how, at midnight, I opened  the door of the Queen of England.  She laughingly gave me the desired  permission."  Samuel  Turner,    of   Beausejour  and Winnipeg, has   determined   to  make  war on  tobacco.     Hey sends  the Free Press this communication.  '' Fire at Beausej our,   Man. ���Loss  small.       Insurance���Heavy ;    and  gain���Enormous, a     On     Sunday,  14th inst., Samuel Turner,  general  merchant,   Beausejour,   committed  th* f3l!owi lg goods to the flames,  valued at selling price as follows:���  Sixty-seven cigarette papers at 3 for  5c, $1.10; 170 cigars, at  3  for 25c,  $14.15; 40 plugs T. & B.   tobacco,  at :25c,   $10; 48. plugs chewing  tobacco, at  10c,  $4.80; total, $30.05.  God's  insurance  voucher is   Mark  x, 29 and 30.     As for the persecutions, see   II Cor.,  iv,   17  and   18.  Therefore the insurance amounts in  round numbers to $3000, plus eternal life.     The loss was,   sa}*,   $30;  net gain is $2,970 and eternal life.  Then we haye  great collateral assurance viz.,   II  Cor.,'i,   20;   Rev.  xxii, 12-14; Mat.   6-13   and   12-50:  and   his command, Mat. 5-16.  st Arrived  -AT-  WEST  UTCHER GO'S  Anything you want at the lowest.market price. Wholesale and retail shops at Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon and Quartz Creek. A specialty  made of supplying railway companies and miners.  Head Office, Nelson  E, C. TRAVES, Manager  We don'tycarewhere you have been buying; get your wants in  the line of Groceries, Provisions, Fish Poultry, Fresh and Cured  Meats, from .. A  The   B.   G.   C.y O.  D.  Grocery,  and you will be money ahead. We can't offer you any 30 or 60 days'  time. Our only inducements are courteous treatment and prices that  will defy all competition.  ��  netors  Cigar   and  cigarette    holders,   suitable   for  Christmas gifts at S.J. Mighton's.  Agents for the Bell-Knapp Patent Bob Sleighs.  Enormous Sale  Great Reductions  ��� �����C��o�� ��� ���  1  Y STORE  All kinds of Watches,   Clocks,   Spectacles   and   Eye-glasses   FOR  SALE CHEAP.  Mrs.   Holden,   inheriting   moorland property and a small house on  Thomson Stationery Co.,  NELSON,   B. C.  Ltd,,  Eyes Tested Free of Charge,  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEL, BAKER ST.,  NELSON.  mMBmsmkmM&  "stbrvsimtriisi  ^^j*7r=ra-iOT^^^ io  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  GENERAL   NOTES.  Miss Gire, a mining; expert from ".'Paris, is  operating in the Grand Forks district.  Fox's Serges in Blue and Black, warranted  not to fade, at Ross'A  A Guitar, a Violin, a Mandolin, an Autoharp,  a Banjo at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  You have your T. ikB. plug cut While you  wait at S.J. Mighton's.  The Salmo Consolidated has asked for tenders for sinking its present 40-foot shaft GO feet  more, making its total depth 100 feet. The bids  will be opened on the 16th of January.  A Camera for a X'mas Present at Thomson  Stationery Co., L'td.  New patterns in English .Scotch and Irish  tweeds at Ross'.  Empire Typewriter at the Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  The shaft in the Iron Mask is down 175 feet ;  the station at the bottom of it has been completed and work commenced drifting along the  vein.  Get your tobacco pouches at S. J. Mighton's  Postoffice Cigar Store.  Overcoats in Beavers and Chinchillas, at  Ross'.  The stringers of quartz and iron which have  been encountered for some time past in the  Iron Colt have given away to what is apparently  a solid body of ore.  News has been received from the Arlington  on Springer creek in the Slocan country to the  effect that a vein 11 inches wide had been  struck which carries.ore that is phenomenally  rich. ._y    ��� ���'.__   _     _   For Toys go to Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  Big line of pipes in endless variety at S. J.  Mighton's.  Playing cards at S. J. Mighton's. A  INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.  ���   Court " Mines, " Ainsworth B.C.  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., at  Henry's hall. Donald McAuley, C. 1>. S. C.  Ranger; John Milles, Chief Ranger; Leander  Shaw, Treasurer; W. R. Jarvis, Recording  Secretary:; Wm. P. Freeman, Financial see-  retarv.. 'Visiting brethren cordially invited.  . Court Kootenav'No. 3188, Nelson B.C.  Meets first and third Wednesdays in the  month in the Odd Fellows hall. Officers: F. W.  Swannell, G;D.S.C.R.; M. MeGrath, O.K.; J.  Mowat, W.C.K.; W. B. ShawAR.S.; W.' Hodson,  ��� F.S.; W. H. Graham, Treas.; J. R. Green, Chap.;  K. C. Arthur, M.D., Phys.; A. Shaw, P.O. H:  NOTICE.  Owners of Placer Claims are invited to send  a few ounces of the black or gray sand, obtained in washing the gray sand or gravel for  gold, to "The Provincial Mineralogist, Bureau  of Mines, Victoria," stating the. name of tue  creek irom which the sand is taken, and its lo-  calitv.  It is believed that PLATINUM and perhaps  IRIDIUM are frequently, passed over and lost  by the prospector, as they have much the appearance of iron in the sand. These minerals  are as valuable as gold, the latter more so, and  if tlie placer claim owners will send the black  or gray sand as aforesaid it will, be assayed and  tlie results given to the owner.  JAMES BAKER,  Minister of Mines.  Tax Notice.  "Unpaid taxes within' the  municipal  limits  o"f tlie cities of Nelson and Rossland. "  vear 1897, is payable to. the respective municipalities. In order that the Provincial assessment   roll  may   be closed, in so far as re-  ��� lates to property assessed within said cities ,  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  " of taxes due and pavable on said property  " are paid to the undersigned at Kaslo, on or  " before the HOth day of November, 1897, the  " lands and property against which taxes are  " then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ae-  " cordance with the provisions of tax sales milder the Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this 4th dav of October, 1897.  ���n  For Ovsters in any style, Clam  Chowder. Short Orders. The  best Coffee in town. Next to  Tremont-Hotel, Baker street.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District;  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my office, at Kaslo, B. C. Assessed  taxes are collectible at the following rates,  'viz. :��� ���������  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand, dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters Of  one per cent. :--;--,:.--  Three per cent, on the assessed -value of  wild land.;  If paid on or before the 80th day of June,  1897 :  Three-fifths of one per cent on  the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  : One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  - Upon such excess of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one percent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one* per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, .$3.00 per capita;  John Keen,        i  "���������'��������� Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897. '  NOTICE.  To Seax'HAfc Brown, Plasterers, Nelson, B. C. A  Take notice, that on the 6tn day of December instant, J. A. Sayward, millowner, commenced action against you; in the County  Court of Kootenay, holden at Nelson, to recover the sum of $474.64 for goods sold and delivered to you and an amount due by you to the  Lawrence' Hardware Company, assigned by the  said company to the said J. A. Sayward. And  further take notice that by order of His Honor  Judge Forin, dated the 9th. day of December  instant,- it was ordered that service of tlie  plaint and summons in the said action be effected by posting-a copy -'of'.the': order piaint  and summons in the Nelson Postoffice, addressed to Seach & Brown", Nelson, B. C, by!  posting a coyjy of the said plaint summons and  order.in the hall of the Court House in the  City of Nelson, B. C, and by publication of this  notice for two issues of the* Weekly Economist  newspaper. And further take notice, that by  the.,said order you are allowed'ten days to apA  pear in the said action, and that in default of  your so doing, judgment may be entered  against you by default.  Dated this 9th day of December, 1S97.  J. A. Airman,  Mara Blo<k, Nelson, B. C.  Plaintiff's Solicitor.  TO    THE    REGISTRAR    OF     JOINT-  COMPANIES, VICTORIA.  STOCK  Sir���Notice is hereby given that the Byron  N. White Company (Foreign) intend changing  the. situation of their registered office in this  Province from the City of Nelson to the Town  of Sandon, in the District of "Vyest  Kootenay.  Such change to take effect on the first day  of January, 1S9S.  Dated.this 27th dav of December, 1S97.  BYRON  NAWHITE COMPANY,  '   r~��� *��� ^       Bv   J. HOYT  SMITH,  5  corporate seal of >     * President,  I'BYRON  n. white   CO.  J. w  Dadmun,  Secretary,  NOTICE.  I, Edward Cordingly, hereby give notice that  I intend to. apply at the next meeting ofthe License Commissioners for the City of Nelson for  a transfer of the Saloon License held by me for  thn premises ou Lot 4, Block 1, Vernon street, i  Nelson, B. C, to premises in the rear of Lot 7,  Block 9, Ward street, Nelson. And further,  that 1 intend to apply for a transfer'of said license from myself to'S. E. Emerson, of the said  ci tv of Nelson. '   .  Dated Dec. 11th, 1897.  Edward Cordingly.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.,  In the matter ofthe Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to.be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company...  Dated this 6th dav of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkins,  Deputy  District  Registrar at  Nelson,  British  Columbia.  or 109  pecial Values in Typewriter and Office Supplies.  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'td.  vC  E SHOEING  .,   Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  ���     v.    ...'������'. -O ������'   ������ '   . .  ..'���..'.   c .'���������. .  Nelson Blacksmith Co-  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager. Lake St , Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,  B. C  Very  Handsome  and Appropriate  X'MAS   GIFTS.  Compare My Goods and Prices before Making Your Purchases.  VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE, Kauffman Block, Baker St��� Nelson  - K-Trtttai'j'*'*w*n!  Telephone 21.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS " will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Bed.  All these brands have been duly registered in tlie Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags with flour will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewii  with our special red white and blue twine.  In thanking vou for your patronage in the yjast, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and ���� OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce the highest  results in baking.  In placing our new brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing you. the finest quality of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which w.e offer.    Yours truly,  G. m. LEISHSVSAM, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia. Conie.^itli :tlig Crowd and take .'the., ad vantage of the  , t  '���,v��.l   '-  ��� > ����� , '   <���'  i ���<  ft  ~1  r"ff"^  :S^  r~  SABES':  ���  A nERRY CHRISTMAS; AND. A .HAPPY NEW YEAR ;.TQ ALL.  5VUi ,  nusic.  AyThe .Christmas, music y at .tlie  JfepisGqjpg-1 C h a r ei 1 w a s. 11 q t o t. a n _e la -  borate Mbaraeter, buty;wa;S' wejl!rendered," the billy addition to the usual  service on Christmas mbrning being  an anthem by Sir John Goss " Be-  holdry'I b'ringy;y"6ii Glad Tidings. "  The more important music was reserved for Sunday evening's service  which was attended by aii unusually  large congregation. The" canticles  were sung to a beautiful setting by  Berth old Tours ;.-the. anthem, " And  Tie .Shall Reign-' was rendered in  the spirited and energetic style  which is characteristic of this choir.  The-two short sopf-anO solos were  effectively sung by Mrs. Troup.  The decorations were very prettj^  and reflected great credit upon the  efforts of several ladies of the con-  ofre^ation, the,chancel in which  little color appeared but green and  white, being worthy of special mention.  The citizens  of Nelson   who   attend the Methodist Church on Sunday, evenings have  ah: opportunity  of listening to a musical service seldom heard outside of theVlarge   cities A     L,ast    Sabbath    evening    the  service ..was one   of unusual   merit,  consisting of a judicious   arrangement   of    congregational     l^mns,  anthems aud solos by the choir and  scripture readings   by   the   pastor,  each item being particularly appropriate to Christmas time.   The musical programme   was   as   follows :  Solo and   chorus,    "Brightest   and  Best of the Sons of the  Morning,"  Mrs.. Rutherford   and   choir;   solo  frorn Messiah, "Q, Thou that   Tel-  lest Good Tidings   to Zion,"   Mrs.  Thurman j'solo and chorus,   " Nazareth," Mrs. Rutherford and choir;  solo,    '���' The   Star   of  Bethlehem,"  Mr. G: U. Iyeimox.     .The soprano  solos in the anthems   were very acceptably rendered by   Mrs. Ruther  ford, who possesses   a rich voice of  fine quality and clear tone, the other  parts being   well-sustained   03" the  re^ectiye^Triembers   of  the-   choir.;;  Mrs. W. 'A, .Thurman, who is gain--  ing an   enviable ...reputation   as an:  altOvysoloist,   rendered    with    commendable precision  and good effect  the recitative No. 8 and solo,   " O,'  Thou that Tel lest Good Tidings to  Zion," from Handel's Messiah.   In  his interpretation of Stephen Adam's  sacred scId,   " The   Star of Bethlehem, ". Mr. Tennox revealed a deDth  of S3;rmpathy and   power of expression   which marks   the  vocalist of  natural ability, and from his correct  tone production it is evident that he  has had a thorough training invoice  culture.    An important part of the  programme was the splendid accompaniments by the organist, Mr. Jas  Wallace, who is to say the least an  accomplished musician. X .  ^SESJTJKSa  : in -Frices  Milliii^r^ ;��� iicy  1 make    room  ?ior. Spring  :Q-ood-sv-'--.Ija-;  dies -will do well to call and get prices in .dress-mak-  mg.,  Ear ���  C  a  .DEALERS   IN  iOU\  resse  urn  r;  as  rs  <4-?  igfes, Etc.  PIANO TUMING���An experienced Piano  Tuner will be here in a few days. Orders  should be left with Thomson Stationery  Co. L d  Art5     jt      **    ^-T _  BAKER STREET,  hi premises lately oecupie'.l   bj-  A. McDonald &  Co.  NELSON, B.C.  for Tlie  Mrs. Morle}^ is prepared to. . -  receive   pupils   for   piano,  violin      or    organ.      For  terms   apphr at   residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  IA B.���L. 2018, G. 1���Mineral claim. j  Situate   in   the   Nelson   Milling   Division of    _     West Kootenay District. |  Where located:���About one and one half j T. S. Goke.  miles west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard !  railway at Hull's water tank. . alee notice that i  1. W. A. Macdonald, acting as agent for W. II. j  Shorrod, Free Miner's Certificate No. yiiKlo. !  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to ,'  the Mining'Kec'order for a Certificate of Im-1  provements, for the purpose of obtaining a i  Crown Grant of the above claim. |  And further take notice that- action, raider j.  section ^7, imrst 'be. .co.miii6nc.6d before ~-th',e''-j  issuance of such 'Certificate"of riiiprovemelits. ]  Dated this 17th dav of September, 1897. |.  W. A. .Mac; o.\*ali>'.     ���  .If.   MrirxnT.  .1.  II.  MrG liKiiDR  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land   Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents  for  Obtaining-  Crown   Orant5 and Abstract of Tiile-to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -    -   -    British  Columbia  '��p*a  Contractor.  25    Years'    Practical    Experience.  ') IT; ce Ward"?!..'near''"on rt Jfouso. Nelson, ]'.('.  Dominion and  Provincial-^^bb^^  Land Surveyor,  a 09  A laro-e number of busi-  ness lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  lor sale in addition A and  other parts of the city.  \J \.i  \-'   4. *w> .  I i        I   %  '-/   -.   ^*   '  1   f:!-!or>n  li '�� $    "'        i' i  Taker Strcci  Nelson. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ��������rv  '9 9  ��� A���+ hnlf Ao comforting; or gratifying to the people of Kootenay  This startling and flattering rumo^^n^  as the  FACT that there are 1257 Cases of the Finest Kranasoi Kq ,  Warehouses.    Choose between facts and fiction.  Criterion Saw Sets, Ice Creepers,  Coal Oil Stoves, ;: Queen Stoves  Warrior Stoves and Raiiges.  '���AT THE���  ?  BAKER STREET, NELS  P. O. Box 63  we will offer our shoes at greatly  reduced prices from now until the  New Year.  ?��� u  a S & 1*3  Received per express 3,000 fine Havana Cigars-a sample  L-comprising Henry Clay, Espanola, Kernels CaMolina Boek and other uell-kno,vn brands, packed 25 in a  box Also a lot of beautiful cigar-hcldeis, cigar cases,  tobacco pouches, cigarette-holders, cases and  match sa.es.  Just the Thing for X'mas Presents.  Ck  Why to Gilker's for anything I need.     See bis new stock of  sdstone  Travelling  (2gs?   Telescope   fcSags,  u  r<Si  S|��2>* 0<  SS  s  ^ags,  "itlings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  Haffl 00 M Coal m uamasiicV Purposes  m'ith Goal and Coke Contra^  made on application  LLUikerl, or -WILSON & HARSHAW. Vernon St.  Telephone No 35-  ������m  ���jyn  A  BRITISH  COLUMBJA^OD  1 B  !^f  89 ^p��S ^JF  **"%   fea   USSI  fiK  lW^i  P5>.X   {gj^g ^    S QdE?s^J Ig^fr <w��?io3  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B.  rokers and Manufacturers  Agents for Manitoba Produce   Company,  Gold   Drop  Flour  Wheat Manna,  W. J.   Pendray's Soaps, M.   R.  Smith  &   Co s  Biscuits, Etc.  i    B. C. P- O. Box 498c  (.Jive this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  1^  1  fl��jm��.wsi'iiMf[mMmifiisd��]myii��  ��� ������..,.,.�� �� U.I HiagTaP��Wjfciall .' - j!<

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