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The Nelson Economist Feb 23, 1898

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 VOIv. I.  NELSON,  B.C., WEDNESDAY,   FEBRUARY 23,   1898.  NO.   3'3-  THE NELSON ECON0HI ST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  C. Dell-Smith.  P. J. O'Reillv   .Editor'  .... Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States  .$2.00  If paid in advance.  ..... 1.50  One Year to Great Britain. '.-...  2.50  If paid in advance.  2 00  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,   P. O.   Order,   or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Adv;; vtisements <yof reputable character will be inserted  upon-terms'which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interest's of res lers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The large attendance at the  meeting of the  Board of Trade,  a   report   of  which   will   be  found in another column, shows that the business men of Nelson are taking a livery interest  iu public matters.     This  is  as  it should  be,  for   without   this spirit a community cannot  prosper.    There are niaiw matters  of serious  moment to a city which a board  composed  of  representative   men   can   handle  with   advantage���matters which do not come  within  the  province of a board of aldermen. For instance,  a committee of the board of trade have now  in  hand the task of compiling information   as   to  prevailing freight rates   to  and from   Nelson,  with the object of comparing same with  those  in vogue in other districts.      If rates charged  here   are   found   to    be excessive,    the    fact  will be pointed out to the railway  or steamship companies, and such changes  demanded  as   will meet   the   case.    Such a  demand,   if  found necessary, will come with  greater  force  from a body of merchants doing business with  these companies, than if it emanated rrom any  other quarter.   The compilation of such statis  tics as   will be   submitted  to  the Dominion  Parliament,  in support of a petition to  have  suitable public buildings provided for the conduct of public business in Nelson,  is  a  work  that would not, in the ordinary  run  of business,be undertaken by the City Council, which  up to the present has been our only  local  representative   body.      There  are many   other  matters   of general   interest  with which  the  board will no doubt deal in due course of time.  A very good start has been made, and if everything undertaken is not carried to  a successful issue, we feel assured  it will not be from  lack of enthusiasm and intelligent handling on  the part of the Board of Trade.  As may naturally    be expected,  questions  will arise  from  time to time which, in the best interests of the  community, should not be made public, pen-  d:ng maturity. In such cases the members of  the board and legitimate representatives of the  press may be relied on to exercise due discretion. Unhappily, however, the .president, at  the last meeting, felt called upon to direct attention to what he considered a breach of  confidence. It had been decided at the previous meeting to formulate specific evidence to  be submitted to parliament in favor of certain  public improvements to be called for. The  members of the press who were present, were  asked not to publish this information until  such time as it had been presented to the body  for whom it was intended. The local papers  adopted the suggestion���indeed it was scarcely-  necessary to have offered it, their duty in the  matter being so palpable. Outside pipers,  however, circulating in the district, made a  "spread" on the business, the information  being supplied by over-eager penny-a-liners.  The correspondent of the Kootenay daily was  present during the president's remarks and  admitted having supplied the information ;  also that he was not present at the meeting,  the report of which he   undertook to  furnish.  Eng.  The Realm,   a  paper published in  London,  and enjoying, we believe,   such   a  circulation as its title would .suggest, gives  publicity to a statement  of a  correspondent that  Victoria is a place where crimps and kidnappers   ply their   avocation  without hindrance.  It is not right   that such unfounded statements  as these should   be   allowed   to   go  uncontradicted.    We in British Columbia ought to be  proud of our capital and uphold her fair name  when it is assailed in this fashion.     However,  we are afraid that  the press  of Victoria  are  much to blame in this matter.  Our correspondent at the capital  has   frequently  alluded to  the exaggerated out-cry raised first against the  youth of the city, who were described as a let  of   youngsters   for   whom   flogging   and   :he  reformatory would be mild treatment.     These  assertions wrere made by  one signing  himself  " A Parent " iu the correspondence column of  the Colonist, and they were reiterated with  a  persistenc}' worthy of a just cause.   Again, tLe  fanatical   utterances   of a  popularity-hunting  pastor, comparing the city to the Sodom of old,  were given prominence in   the  newspapers of  the capital.     The social evil was magnified ;  the city council declined to furnish extra constables on the police   force,   although   called  upon to do so by the  chief of police  and  the  police commissioners; truant officers  were on  hand to round up children absenting themselves  from school, and the institution of the Curfew  bell isfagitated.     Reading  these  things,  and  much more in the same strain, we are not surprised at the editor of the Realm taking it  for  granted that kidnapping and other lesser evils  must   be   prevalent  in   the   city.      There are  dangerous cranks in almost every community,  and Victoria has her full share of them.    The  ease with which these cranks   get  themselves  before the public through the medium of the  press is surprising, while the show   of importance   attached   to   their   utterances   is  more  surprising still.  British Columbia can justly lay claim to  being the richest mineral country in the world  without being accused of what pur friends  to the south would call spread-eagleism.  As yet our diamond fields are undiscovered,  and pending this advent, we can afford to  congratulate the fortunate investors in the  South African enterprise. During the past  twenty years the diamond fields of that country  are said to have produced no less than seventeen tons of these precious stones, aggregating  iu value $373,000,000. The yearly output is  now about $15,000,000, and as the old fields  become less valuable new ones are being discovered, which promise to maintain the product. The profits of three diamond companies  run from $7,500,000 to $8,500,000 each, with  annual dividends of 40 per cent. It is owing  to the dextrous management of these monopolies that the price of diamonds has not been  affected to any noticeable extent.  How to dispose satisfactorily of public sewerage   is a question difficult of solution.      Sanitary science has devised several very effective  plans,   none   of  them,   however,   of   general  application.   A system that will suit admirably  in one district cannot be applied with  equal  advantage in another.    The old plan was, and  is, to empty into tidal  waters,   and   have the  matter carried out to sea,   there  to  be  lost  in  the immensity of the  ocean   and  the  natural  process of evaporation.    But this is impossible  iu many places,   and  hence  the  necessity  of  other means of disposal.     In   far inland  communities, where rivers,   lakes,   or  any  considerable bodies of water are not a feature of the  country, this system of drainage is out of the  question.     Hence sewerage farms and various  other methods are  applied,   according  to  the  exigencies of the case.     In the selection of any-  particular system clue regard must  be   had  to  climate : what would suit in the tropics will be  inoperative in  a region   where  snow  and   ice  hold sway for months  every year,   and  whac  would be a positive danger to the  one  would THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i  I'' t  y  i  be    harmless   to   the   other.     The Provincial  Board of Health, in their wisdom, have  made  a hard and fast rule that the streams and lakes  of the. country are not to be polluted by^ sewerage..      Their object is a  highly commendable  one-���to   keep our  waters  free from  contamination.     But   like nearer all rules,   there are  exceptions which may be made.     The  Board  of   Health   have   notified   the   authorities   at  Nelson, Rossland, Kamloops and Grand Forks*  four newly incorporated cities,   that'.they must  not empty into the waters in  their respective  districts./  In the case of Rossland,   that city  is some  seven   miles   a'way  from   the  nearest  river.     In the other  cases  the  circumstances  ure more favorable.    It is. however, with Nelson that we are niore particular!}^ concerned���  the Board of Health mandate is applied to us.  Our city is built on the shores of the Kootenay  Lake, an immense sheet  of water,   to   which  there is a natural fall.    The waters of the lake  are not used for domestic purposes; the current  is strong, and the surface is never .completely  frozen over.     It is the natural outlet, and the  popular one.     Men who are thoroughly ��� competent to form an opinion on the subject agree  that the empyting of the sewerage of the  city  into such a bod}7'of water  could   not  produce  any evil effect��� it would be as a grain of mustard seed in  a  barrel   of flour.     Under  such  circumstances the.general opinion  is that the  Board of Health are making   themselves  ridiculous iu trvin'yr to enforce their order in   this  instance.  It is  a   matter  for  congratulation   that   the  ���murderer of Dennis Connor is now in custocty.  The murder, as already  reported,   took, place  at Kuskonook'near.midnight'on Sunday, 13th  inst., and on Wednesd^' morning Doyle, alias  Sullivan, alias Davis   was   under   arrest. '     As  was expected, he was making   for   the   international boundary at the time he fell   into the  hands of the mounted police.      The   prisoner  was taken to Nelson, and given a preliminaiy  trial before   Government    Agent    Dennis,   at  which the   particulars   already   published   in  The   Economist   were  substantially  bourne  out.       The man of aliases was not professionally reoresented,   and in   the   conduct   of  his  own case succeeded in establishing"  his  guilt.  Pie did not deny the shooting, but endeavored  to justify the act by stating  that   Connor  had  threatened   him,   and that    he    believed    the  murdered man to be armed  at   the   time.       In  this he was not supported by any   of  the   witnesses examined.      The  evidence adduced at  the coroner's inquest, and upon  which   a verdict of murder was returned,   was   practically  the same as given   before   Government Agent  Dennis, by whom the   prisoner   was   returned  for trial to the   next  assizes.       Poor   Connor  was shot in the  presence  of three   witnesses ;  Sullivan acknowledges   the   shooting,   so that  the only thing that, can   save   him   from   the  gallows is that he be  able  to   prove   that   the   ;  shot was fired in self defence.     So far there is   :  no evidence in   this   direction.       Connor   was  sitting in a  chair at   the   time   the shot   was  fired, and had been followed  up   by  Sullivan,  evidently with the purpose of using the revol-   ,  ver which he had eone to secure.      And hav-  ing   shot   his   man,   he does    not   stand    his  ground, as any  honest fellow.would   do   who  killed another in   self  defence,   but   tries   to  effect an escape   under  cover   of  night.       As  we have said before;   it is a matter   for   congratulation that the man  is now   behind   the  prison bars.       Had   he succeeded in escaping  the vigilance of the police and evading arrest,  no man's life would be safe along  the   line of  railway construction.       The   different   camps  are coin posed of men oi  all   sorts   and   conditions, and it is well 'they should be   given   to  understand that  crime   will   not  be tolerated,  and that there is no chance   for  a   criminal to  escape. The scene of the murder is an isolated  one,    without     telegraphic     communication,  and    the    district   affords    abundant    shelter  for a man fleeing from the   consequences of a  crime.      This Particular case emphasizes   the  necessity- for liberal police protection, at  least  during    railway   construction,   and-  a   closer  scrutiny, to prevent the carrying of concealed  arms.      The   murderer is. a   powerful  young  man, so was his unfortunate victim, and both  had   soent   a   considerable   time   among-   our  A. O  cousins to the  south,   with  whom the- use   of  firearms is, to'say the   least,   not   uncommon.  Men who come from over the border to engage  in work here must be taught  that  thev .must  leave their siK-siiooters   behind   them.       It is  somewhat unfortunate that  + 1  ne assizes, in tne  ordinary course of events, may not be held  here u itii June: an earlier decision on this  case would have a sal.utaiy effect.  At the recent meeting' of the directors of the  Canadian Pacific Railway,    heid  at  Montreal,  it wis official^ announced that the   deal with  F. Aue. Heinze for the transfer of his railwav  and s nelthis: intesests i 1 the Kootenav district  to the company had been completed.     In making the announcement Vice President Shausdi-  ness3r said the company was not going into the  smelting business   with the  object of  making-  money out of it, but realized that   in order to  make the mining of the low grade ores   of the  Kootenay district profitable it would be necessary to give the .miners  much   cheaper  means  of getting out ore.      It would,   therefore, provide facilities for miners   for  what   thev   cost.  The Star says that the C. P. R.   wall   make a  smelting rate of $7  and  a   freight  rate   of   50  cents or $7.50 iu all for the treatment at 'frail   J  of Rossland ore. I  two of the names among the little colony :  their prospects would thus be materially improved. Many of the Italian navvies who pass  through Nelson en route to the scenes of'rail-'  wayrcohstructioh have learned to adapt themselves to circumstances. Alphonso Michael-  avilo, for instance, dispenses with the latter  chapters on nomenclature, and becomes simple Alf; Patrivano Veacavo is satisfied to be  known as Pat ; the man who would be called  Gustavo Balvitreno among his| friends in the  olive groves of the sunny south, responds to  the dinner bell and occupies the seat at the  camp '.boarding-house table reserved for plain  Gus ; and so on. The sons of Northern Aus-'  tria. now in   Manitoba, might take the,hint.  The accident toathe U. S.  battleship Maine,  .by which over 250 lives have been lost, is one  of those catastrophic? which call forth universal -sympathy..      The Maine was at anchor m  Havana    harbor,   when   a    terrific   explosion  .occurred,-blowing the fine ship to pieces.  The  explosion is supposed to have  occurred in the  powder magazine, and at an hour  when  most  of the ere :v had retired for the   night.      This,  at   least,   is   the   theory   of  the officers ;  but  treachery is hinted at, aid there is  unhappily-:  some grounds for the suspicion.  The accident  is also attributed to some hidden and forgotten  mine or  torpedo in   the  harbor.       Whatever  the cause, t he effect has been -���.disastrous.   The  United States have the sympathy of the world  at.. this    moment,    and    should investigation  prove, that    the   explosion   is   attributable to  treacheiy, all   will   willingly   lend  a hand   in  placing the guilt upon   the   proper  shoulders.  The    last    serious    disaster   of   this     nature  occurred in 1881, when H.. M. S.   Petrel blew  up-in the Straits of Magellan, causing   a   less  of 142 lives.  A party of Gilicians recently arrived at  Manitoba with the object of settling down to  farthing. They are said to be a fine lot of fellows, and are apparently not without means.  Among other things they bring with them,  however, are their names, and these are the  objectionable pci lions of their luggage. The  immigration authorities are having' no end of  trouble with the new arrivals���or rather with  their names. The officials have our heartfelt  sympathy in dealing with the registration of  Taekejadkluc Achytemljckuk, Zapanynkun-  nuk and their companions. Space will not  permit of the mention of the others. We would  respectfully   suggest that   the)r divide one or  Now that the rush to the Klondyke is fairly  on, it has been found, as might have been expected, that more freight and passengers  offer  than there are vessels available to handle. The  natural result  is   the   overcrowding   of   these  which have entered the carrying trade between  the Coast aid the northern   ports.     The other  day the bark Shirlej^ left Tocoma iu tow of a  tug for D}rea and Skaguay, but no sooner had  she got into   the rough waters   of  the Sound  than the clanger incurred was  realized.       She  had an immense deck load.       First "there  was  lumber, on top of that horses,    ynd above that  again, in racks built for the horses, tons of hay  for feed.   We are not told that there was sleeping accommodation  provided   on   the   horses'  feed, but it safe to assume that there was.   Before the Shirley put back,   the  upper   storeys  had come to grief, and   the deck   was   strewn  with lumber, horse-feed, and horses.     Fortunately no lives were lost, but the incident oueht  to be a warning to others.      There is the danger that " any old thing '' in the way of a vessel will be considered good enough for the Yukon trade.     Before t'here is any serious calamity it would be as well to remove this impression.  \  The Minister of Justice has addressed a circular to the judges throughout the dominion  setting forth that   considerable   inconvenience THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ; has resulted in several   capital cases^ by delay  in the transmission   of the evidence   and the  trial proceedings, and from the short time allowed between the,day when the sentence was  pronounced and the date fixed for the  execution.       So as to give more   time for the stud}^  of cases for council and for the decision of the  Governor-General,   it is requested   that  more  time be allowed,   and that the   evidence   and  trial proceedings be   forwarded   with ��� as'little ���  delay as possible.   It is no doubt of the utmost  importance that   there should be   ample   time  afforded  to   consider  every   detail in   capital  cases, but it is equally important   that justice  should be swift. .    The ease with which murderers in the  United  States  stave off the fatal  day, has made the administration of justice in  that country a laughing stock among   the na-  .: tions, and has caused its   law-abiding citizens  to feel uneasy. /   While   our  judges will,   no  doubt, expedite matters as   much as possible,  we opine that there will be no unnecessary de-  la3^ when capital cases do   reach the   Minister  of Justice.  The Economist is no admirer   of the   departmental store, as our readers   well   know.  We look upon these establishments as a detri-  meent to legitimate business, and  would like  to see them forced to  pay   for   the   monopoly  which they, aim at securing at the expense of  other   traders.       Public   sentiment    has    not  proved a sufficiently   powerful   weapou   with  which to fight these grab-all gentr}-.   Barnum  in his day discovered that the  public liked to  be fooled, and times have not   changed   very  much since.      We observe   that   the   eastern  departmental stores   are  now   stretching out  after the Klondyke trade, and, of course, profess to supply goods at 50 per cent,   less  than  they can be jfuruished   by   houses   that   have  made a   specialty for years of miners'   outfitting.     That they will do an injury to legitimate traders in   this line of business   there   is  every reason to believe.     But their unfortunate dupes wont discover the fact until it is too  late.      Several remedies have been  suggested  for the evil done by  these Jacks-of-all-trades,  but the one which is about   to   be   applied in  Buffalo   commends itself as   practical.      The  corporation of that   city   have   decided   upon  imposing a separate license upon  each  separate department of the departmental  establishments.      The   effect   of this   move   will   be  watched with interest.     If a similar rule were  established in Canada we believe it   would be  productive of the best results.      In   our cities  if a man takes out a license as an   auctioneer,  for instance, he cannot, under it, carry on the  business of a butcher, a baker, a tailor, or run  a saloon.    Why then should the departmental  store companies enjoy this   special   immunity  from taxation,  which gives   them   an   unfair  advantage over the man who has one particular trade or business and sticks to it ?  A very important judgment has been handed  down by his honor Judge Forin in the case of  Malone vs. Matheson, which was an application to quash a conviction of Police Magistrate  Crease, under the local   Fire   Limits   By-law.  His honor.holds that  there   are   many   grave  defects in the by-law,   and   censures   the Cicyr  Council for assuming authority to issue building permits, holding that this should be done  by a fire warden or   building inspector.       No  doubt a duly qualified building inspector would  be a very valuable officer,   but then,   if every  office found necessary in such a city as Toronto  j   for instance, must be filled in a comparatives-  small   municipality   such as ours,  the cost of  maintaining the civic staff would  swallow up  the whole revenue.     The subject was brought  up at the meeting of the City Council on Monday, when the Mayor was authorized to communicate with the City Solicitor,   now in Victoria, with the object of getting the ruling of  the 'Supreme Court on a similar   case brought  before their lordships some   months ago.       If  the Fire Limit By-law be defective, the sooner  the fact is recognized the   better,   and the defects remedied;  Those who grumble about our winters in  Nelson may find some comfort in the snow-  shovelling bill which the ^ratepayers of Montreal are called upon to pay. Already this  winter it has cost $50,000 to cart away the  snow from the streets of Montreal, and the  winter is not yet over. As soon as another  $50,000 has been spent in removing snow the  streets will require an overhauling. A Chinook wind or a few hours' thaw does the work  in Nelson.  The contractors for the Stickeen-Teslin railway are experiencing great difficulty in getting their workmen to the scene ol operations.  Theyr are reported to have chartered a special  steamer for the purpose and by this means  hope to transport a large party of navvies.  There is a danger, however, that when the  men get near the Klondyke, the3' will desert  the camp, and take to mining. It strikes us  that there can be hundreds of men picked up  corning away from the gold-fields, if not now  at least in a couple of months' hence.  The ratepa3'ers of Vancouver will be called  upon to decide by ballot, whether the  Liquor  License By-law be amended so  as  to   provide  for the issuing of a license to a music hall for  the sale of beer and light wines in connection  therewith.     The music hall question has been  a  troublous   one   in   the Terminal   City   for  years.   It was made an important issue during  the late municipal elections,  and   the   verdict  appeared to indicate that the  people   were in  favor of sweet music  rendered in   halls,   with  the option of enlivening the  programme and  themselves by a glass of beer  or   light   wine,  and possibly a good cigar.       But   the chosen  representatives    of  the   people   are   far   from  being unanimous on the point���in   fact   they  are about equally divided.       The   music  hall  property conducted is considered a  much   appreciated acquisition to any   fair   sized   community, and that Vancouver should prohibit  it, gives the inference that all other cities   are  vile, and that Vancouver alone is good.     People who  can afford   to   enjoy the luxury    of  first-class   entertainments   have   much   to   be  thankful   for,   but  they   ought to   remember  that there are others less fortunate, and these ':���;'  are certainly entitled  to   some   consideration.  There are much worse places than musichalls  in Vancouver���places that would not  receive  their present   liberal   patronage   if   harmless  entertainment were provided.      A music hall,  as a   licensed concern,   would   be   practically  under the control of the city   council,   and   if c  objectionable   features . were   introduced  the  license could be cancelled.      The vote   of the  people will, if they are wise,   have   the   effect  of opening   music, halls and closing the music  hells. ,  As    was   anticipated,    the    political   storm  which has been brewing- for months past,  has  burst at Victoria.     The scenes enacted in the  legislative hall during,the past week are anything- but creditable to those who, in the name  of honorable opposition,, pla3^ed   the   leading  parts.    Abuse is not argument,   nor  is   there  anything particularly! brilliant in finding fault  and uttering   words   of condemnation.     Such  tactics as these being pursued b3r the   Opposition can serve no: good  purpose ���unless,   in-;  deed, it be to show up the utter   weakness   of  the  party and   bring its members  into   contempt.     It is an eas3' matter to find   fault,   to  say that such and such,should not  have   been  done, but to point outa better course of action   ,  and demonstrate that more satis factor}^ results  could have been achieved by   pursuing   it,   is  quite a different thing.     The big guns of  the  Opposition have, during the week, been firing  off    blank   cartridge;    the   noise   was   greit,  but as soon as the   smoke   cleared   away   and  the din ceased all was over.     The3' succeeded  in wounding the personal  feelings   of  a   few,  but beyond this   nothing   was   accomplished.  The fact remains that under   the   Turner   administration the province has made wonderful  progress���in fact British Columbia has   never  been in as good a position   as   she   enjoys  to-  <X?cy.     As a natural result of increased population and phenomenal   development,   expenses  have run up, and instead of waiting for a revenue to come in with which to   carry out   ne--  cessa^   public   works, the   government  have  very wisely borrowed money to make roads to  our mines, to furnish facilities for   the   education of the rising   generation*   to   provide   for  the  due administration of  the law, and otherwise to advance the interests of the   province.  To lose a sheep for a  pennyworth of tar is   a  foolish polic3', 3'et it is the   policy   which   the  Opposition seem to advocate.     Surely futurity  will owe the present generation something, and  if the credit of the province has been   pledged  that the county's   prosperity   may   be   established, those who are to come after us toenjo3r  this prosperity cannot object.     From the silly  questions placed upon the paper, it is   clearly  evident that the Opposition intend   to   pursue  a policy of obstruction.     The people   of  British Columbia have learned to take a keen   interest in the business of  the   legislature,   and  when the time comes for them to   express   an  opinion   it will be found   opposed   to   opposition and obstruction and in favor of good government. 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A RUM STORY.  v i  i,i  Jim threw another log on the camp-fire,  and the blazing circle of light grew to its own  dimensions. We could see the stars dodging  b ick and forth behind the tops of the pines,  and the lone coyote who had a monopoty of  noises down the gulch was indulging us with  a temporary rest. The patriarch occupied the  seat of honor, a camp-stool, and the rest of us  were ranged on a tree-trunk.  The Patriarch looked at me.     ''I'll do you  the favor," he said, "of filling  my pipe with  your tobakky.      Speakin'   of seayranis,   that  story of Jim's about the icebergs   that hunted  in pairs, keepin' a keen lookout to   squeeze a  - ship caught without a breeze, while  the polaj  bears sat by and laughed,   wastol'bly   good ;  and the one you told about   the   Thing   that  could stand on its  head  on   the   floor   ol   the  ocean and flap the face of heaven with its tail,  wis purty fair, yes, party fair.   But they were  just   yarns,  plain   yarns,y .neatly;  unraveled.  And that makes me think of what old Absalom  Biggs used to  say:   ' Alwa3's   tell   the truth,  my lad, if you're a master smart   hand  at it.'  " Absalom was master and  sole   proprietor  of the good old tradin' brig, Keep Mum. The3'  were two of a kind,   Absalom   and the   brig.  Absalom wore a suit of homespun   that   hung  on him like a sail   wrapped   around   a   windmill, and the brig was all   right   if  she   was  onty   as  black   as   she   was  painted,   for   she  needed sprucin' up badly ; but the3^ were both  hard to beat in their deceptive lines, I reckon  The Keep Mum was one  of the" best   of  her  kind that ever faded out of sight of a  revenue  cutter, and Absalom was entitled  to  a'patent  rieht on lots of the tricks  of his   trade.      He  was a quiet kind of man,   though   he   had   a  good command   of  language,   resultin'   from  hard stud3' of circus-posters   when   he   was a  lad, and the Keep Mum sailed so   stilly   that  the wind couldn't whistle through her.riggin'  even.  "Now,   Absalom   was   a   temperance   man  from principle 2nd interest, though   he wasn't  particular^ religious and worshipped nothin',  so far as I know, except savin's-banks. 'Never  taste the   intoxicatin'   cup,   young   man,'   he  used to say ; .' you might   miss   a   chance   to  make a dollar.'     But just  the same, after his  brother came aboard   at the end   of uy   first  trip to Kingston, bringin' with him a mysterious air (kind  of strongty   scented)   Absalom  loaded the Keep  Mum   up   with   rum.      And  such rum !     In barrels, with rusted hoops and  cobwebs clingin' round   'em,   they-   hoisted   it  onboard.      The. pirates that hit it a   centur\r  before stored nothin'   weak,   and   eve^   3-ear  added to its strength,     Our second mate, who  was a man of much liquid   experience  ashore  as well as at sea, took a cargo of one cup.     It  was just three days before he could   navigate,  and-���would 3rou  believe  it !���for   two   weeks  after that whenever he dreamed of   that  rum  at night he'd wake up in the mornin' tipsy.  " Absalom was a man who glanced over  newspapers from curiosity and read trade  journals for profit.     So I knew somethin'  ex-  A whirlwind of bargains at Nelson Shoe Go's.���Lillie Bros,  proprietors. *  j tremely uncommon was up when he spent a  j whole forenoon porin' over a newspaper, witjh  'his elbows on the table, and his fingers  clutched in his hair ; and when I heard him  chucklev I was interested. '": .-Absalom. Biggs  never wasted a chuckle. I heard hirn say  as he went out ol the cabin : ' The3^'re strong  in-, the-body .'-but'weak in the head.'-  "Of course I picked up the paper.      It told  a stor3^ of an  awful   tribe   of caniybals   who  resided, on the west coast of Afrik3'.  Itseemed-  . the3^ were a tribe of reg'lar bunko-steerers, for  all the missionaries who   went there  were   invariably taken in.      Then the  Queen of England sent down a gun-boat, and the captain of  the gun-boat sent &...man'with a white flag and  a proclamation in  violent   language   to   these  cannybals.       But   there  was some misunder-  standiu' about the matter,   for   the   cannybals  ate both the gallant tar a id the proclamation.  It hurt the captain's feelin's veiy much, so he  lauded most of his force  and   went   after   the  heathen.      Alas !  he didn't know em'.    I dis-  remember all of the  affectin'   lines   the   poet  larryate-wroteabout 'em, but  the  centrepiece  of the work run somethin' like this :  " 'They war an awful hungry lot  yAnd havin'nothin' much to do,  Invaygled the tars���the sun was hot���  Into a nice, seclooded spot,.  Then ate that gallant crew.'  " Hermajesty missed a reception on account of that, aid the foreign secretary missed  two first-.lass races. Then a crusier went  down there o.u business, but the captain, not  beiuvonto his job, was shortty on the rocks,  a d when the.men swam ashore, the heathen  met 'em with a hearty reception. And it. was  awful annoyiu'. after that to the people on the  English b >ats that went s'alin' by to see them  savvidges a-sittin' on the rocks and sunniii'  them>elvTes, dressed in British naval uniforms  and sarcastic smiles. And the foreign secrc-  tar3^ had taken to his bed. So the papers s^id.  '���' ' We sail fur Loudon to-morrow;" said  Absal m Biggs, who was standin' in the doorway with his hands in his pockets. All the  information 3'ou ever got out of Absalom  about his business was volunteered.  " We reached London, and Absalom put on  his best store-suit to go up to see  the  foreign  secretan-.    He put one leg of his trousers outside his boot  and   one   inside,    ' for    I don't  know,' says  he,   ' how  the   foreign   secretary  wears his'n.'      Vrou see, Absalom  Biggs could  carry water on both  shoulders   about  as   well  as anjrood3r.       We   had   to pass about twenty-  secretaries a id assistant-secretaries, and every  blessed one of 'em had an   objection,   but  Ab-  s il-r.ii ontm in euvered all of them.      The foreign secretary was sittin' in   a  chair   as   if  it  had been  bu It  up around   him.     ' What   do  you want ?' s ��� d he lookin' at his watch.  ' Per-.  mission,' ^ ty -  Absalom,   ' to catch   Walty Bo  Logu   aid   ills   cannyballs.'     'You  have   it,'  said the secretary, ' and if 3'ou  are successful,  her majesty will be pleased to  extend  to.you  her grateful thanks and  gracious  commendation.'   ' And what might that  combination be  worth ?' asked Absalom Briggs.    ' Ten thousand    pounds,'   said   .the    secretary,    shortly.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors  Try one bottle.  When we had a note to that effect we left.  "So we sailed down the African coast with  a cargo part of rum and part  of water.  We had 110 fire-arms.     " Ammynitioh,' said  Absalom, ' costs money.'I didn't understand  his   plan.       Once before a trader had tried to  do business and Wally Bo Logn  at  the same  time with rum, but that sly old  chap ate the  trader first and   drank   his   rum   afterwards.  ' Business  before   pleasure,'   remarked Wally  Bo  Logn.  " We went ashore at night by  the  dark  of  the moon and while the heathen were sleepin'  we lightered that rum to laud.  " The hesthen came  down  to  look; at   the  brig   and    speculate    about   the    ctiances   for  breakfast ; the tin cups caught their e3^e, then  . pretty soon the rum caught them.  " In the afternoon, Absalom Biggs surveyed  the scene again.      Then   Walty  Bo Logn got  his marine cap jammed  down  over   his   eyTes  and his  lieutenant's sword   tangled--, up., with  his legs and sat down to unmix   himself,  Ab-  . salom ordered out the boats.     ' Take   care  of  all them that can't take  care  of  themselves,'  kindly said he.      By   nightfall we had all the  heathen carefully stowed below.  "'These, are your   instructions :  keep   the  brig out of sight of land until further notice.'  And then' Absalom went back to  his   ' Guide  to Wealth.' '  " After that Absalom didn't  seem   to   take  .���any interest in our   cargo.     But finally,   one  ' dayr, after   he   had   held   a   deep consultation  with  the  almanac,   our   course   was   laid   for  London.       The    mornin'  we    went    up    the  Tnames, Absalom's interest in our cargo came  to life.      He  lifted up the hatch, earless like,  and after a bit,  Wally Bo   Logn's  black  head  appeared.      Now, through livin' with and on  missionaries, Mr. Bo Logn could  speak   English.       ' We're  goih'   astiore,'  said Absalom.  ' To eat ?'    asked    Wally   Bo   Logn.     ' Yes,'  replied Absalom, and Wally nodded his head.  So we disguised him with a linen   duster that  fitted him rather soon, and added some other  old clothes by  way  of adornment ;   then   up  went we to the   foreign   secretan-.      Between  3^ou'n me, he's a better  man   to   do   business  with than the lord high  admiral,   not   havin'  so mati3^ titles.      The  first  assistant to some-  thin' stood in the doorway with his ncse tilted  sk3^ward.     'We've   business   with  the  secre-  tar3^,' said Absalom.    'And what might 3^our  business be ?' said his highness,   with  consia-  able scorn.     'Eat,' said Walty Bo   Logn, and  he smiled at   him   with   his   meet-you-at-the-  mess-room smile, and his highness just shrank  into nothin'.      Then wre steered for the secretary's office, and. found him at home with the  same big chair around him.  " ' What do you want ?' he said, frownin'.  And then Mr. Bo Logn and the secretarA*  sized each other up, for they war two of a  kind.  "���'Allow me,' said Absalom Biggs, 'to  introduce to yrou" Mr. Wally Bo Logn, King  of the Guiuny Cannibals '  " ' And where are the rest of the tribe?'  asked the secreta^ impatiently-.  " Then Absalom drew himself up to his full  height and made his best, best bow. ' They're  strong in the bod3^ though weak in the head.  They're in him,7 said Absalom Biggs."  Just then the waiter at the cook-house  sounded his sheet-iron supper-call, and the  Patriarch rose stiffly, scraping his pipe. " It's  supper-time, boys," he said. . THE NELSON ECONOMIST  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan' s Alley, Feb. 21.  Deer Tim���Bad luck from thim. valentines  if there not rowling in on me 3ret, ancPwhat  I'm afeerd of is that some won is going to get  into troubel before its all over. None of the  ���girls'.'11' be after, telling me that they sintthim,  an'   the   postmaster tells   me that me   mail is  , sariously interfering wid the gineral clelivei'3'.  The mail was four hours' late the other clay,  an' the''boys-put out the report that meself was  the cause of all the troubel. I'm thinking of  papering   the walls of me shack   wid   all   the  c, valentines I got, an' calling it Valentine Villa.  -.There's--Billy Herring after bringing me two  more of thim, Tim,  that came   be   to-noight's  mail.    .Won of thim has the Kaslo postmark,  and whoever the. young woman is she writes a  foine fist entoirely, and knows how to address,  a gi nt tenia n, for this is how she does it," Mr.  Law7rence Finn, Esq.,  Nelson, B.C. '���'  an' this,  is what she savs :  '������Tell.me may I meet,you, Laivy,  '���   ���.'      Name the happy hour,  .Tliat Isvitli your Svvect self jnay tarry,  In some secluded bower.  Now, Tim, that may be the stoyle in Kaslo,  but tis not fashionable up here.. The. other  valentine comes from Kamloops, and she asks  me to 0-0 to her. This is the wav Miss Kam-  loops puts it :  Oh, e.oino'lo. my arms Larry darling,  Conio to your own sweet, little dove,  :-.ly Lear:, now full of grief ���" '  ("an only li nd relief  in yielding up its treasure-trove of love.  Come to me Larry, sweetest, fairest,  ��� couiit tlie fleeting moments as they fly  l..'pon the wings of time  'To regions less sublime  Than those right here, if, Larry, yon were nigh.  Now, Tim, wfr-itdo ye think of that ? I'll  be coorted to death before me heirs and executors '11 have toime to straighten out "lie estate,  an''they'11 be saying I died of hart troubles  when they discover the decorations of Valentine Villa.  We had a hot toime of it the other uoight at  the firemen's ball.     Thedanciug^was foine an'  so was the music, and beg'orra if we didn't get  our picturs took.     Our friend Shorty (not the  measurement man that I was telling ye about)  is fine on the dance,   but he takes   up a lot of  room in a fotograf, specially when he stretches  out thim long arms of his.    Tis always well to  have some won to look up to at a bail.     They  tell me Shorty has joined the fire brigade,   an'  that he's to do hook-and-ladder duty, specialty   j  the ladder, for he's nine rungs an'   a   quarter  j  in hoight.  I larn that Joy, the baker, sowld his horse :  Bound-away to the brick-yard. He's got a i  beautiful black baste now that he calls Docil- I  ity, a thorough-bread. Poor Bound-away isn't j  likety to have any devarsion at the brickyard, j  for a horse wid flighty noshuns 'il have to  work for his fun down there.  The championship wheel-barrow race, at the  Hall'Street sidewalk toboggan slide, didn't  come off last week, bekase the snow an' ice  was gone and the boords was clear. There  was only two chaps entered for the race, both  circus men, an' they tried to bring off the affair an' claim the stakes, but as there was no  iuow on the walk   there was no race.       Then  "th:ey': wanted some won to bet them $10 that  thety couldn't rowl a baby-carriage., an' a child  in it up an' down the walk. Billy Herring ,  took up the bet, but there wasn't "a -mother in  town that 'd lend her child. Bilty then vbet  that they could'nt rowl an empty baby carriage  up an' clown widout brakeing it, 'butthey''  couldn't get a lend of a carriage y, b or for the  journey, so the whole thing wa:': :'f.   ...,,  Twas awful, Tim, when the s.-vtyw. began, to  melt and rowl down hill.    At the wharf where  the new ground was made for the railway, the  mud was knee-deep, an' people were stuck  in  it like flies on a sheet of tangle-foot.       Meself  seen the crowd an' heerd the Nelson whistling  for all she was worth, so I slid clown the slide  to see what twis all about.   There I seen a lot  ov poor chaps   stuck in the mad, an'   singing  out for all.they were'worth co the   captain not  to go widout thim.       When the\r   seen meself  coming ���they began, to think   there was   some  hope for thim.        " Cant.ye get' us out of the  hole vje're in, Mr,, Finn ?" says-they to meself.  Wid that   I just   signalled   to   the   captain, to  ' ho wid on a sthroke,'   an' goes over to the saw  mill for a couple ov slabs    I thrun them.to the  chaps 'in the mud', an' they   managed   to   pull  their feet out won nt  a toime.       Au\\  ofthim  that had rubbers   on. had to laive the   rubbers .  behoind,   an'   some was   glad  to   get  out wid  won boot on their fut.      There was a dude an'  a dacline there, but the}7- turned back, to town.  But the\* thought to clain off some ov the mud  before the}- came up,   an'   in they''goes to the  saw-mill'yard.       They was only   there   about  half a miti ute, whe 1 meself herd awful screaming", an' in I runs to see what il was all about.  There  I    seen  an   awful   site,   Tim���the poor   :  dudihe was caught be the  h-?t an' the hair un-   I  der it in th* t*eth of the boording-house dinner   j  bell.       But we relaised   the poor crature,   an'   j  grave her back all that was left ov   her hat an'   !  feathers, an' to wid the Chinaman  to hang  his   1  circular-saw gong a shade higher. j  An' talking of mud, Tim, a couple ov the I  boys tried to put up a J oak up >n Mickle Burns j  the otlier day. Mickey was going up Jose- |  phine Street, an' ho seen-the b ws groping in 1  the gutter forniut a-sartaiu house. ".Wh.at'j  are yez doing there ?"  says Mickey,   savs he.   !  BOARD OF TRADE.  i ( p  icki ig up  says   the   boys,   "for  out   a   niekle-in-the-slot  machine    last  " says they.      " I wont be after jump-  there's no use in going to the Klondyke if this  howlds out,'.' an'  wid that they shows Micke3^  a fist full of nickels   that they   said they  were  alter nicking up.        il There was   some  fellow  threw  uoight,  i u g ve r c 1 ��� 1 i n 1. " s. 1 ys M i c k e y, says 11 e, an' w id  that he .v ilk-i off.       Bit who should he strike  furst i> it the m.iu w'nat was said to  throw out  the AneUi.ie.       " There's a couple   of fellows  down there,"    says Mickey to him,   tl picking  up nickels.     Some darn fool threw out the slot  machine   last   night."       " I   herd   something  about it," says the other,   but Mickey   didn't  until after.  Long Hie to yc until next week,  Tim,   from  yer on Id li'ier.d  Larry  Finn.  Ti;" pnopio's Sho.> Storv, !!u> phi:-" for burgnins. Why?  prejsu.-f ou ,\!ii!'!'li 1-t wo <mom\ ii'.i-I our prices now cannot  faif.o 1.ler.se. Call ;i nd be omyi m /���!. al tlie IVoplo's Shoo  Store. Wan.! street.  A meeting of the Board of Trade was held  on FridajT- evening last, the President, j.-���.* A.  Turner, in the chair, There was a large attendance of .members, indicative ofthe great  interest being taken in the public affairs of  Nelson by-business.men. .   ', ������  Secretary-, Thomson read a list of twelve applications for membership.  The names were all approved and  were ordered tq.be added to the list.  ;,.    A letter was read from  Hon.   1). M. Kberts  acknowledging   receipt   of the board's resolutions of the 9th inst.,  re the   establishment of  a land registrv office iu Nelson  and'improved  j   road accommodation,   ,and stating  that   these  matters, would receive the attention  of the executive council.  The Chairman called the attention of the  board to the action taken at the last meeting  in reference to the disposal of public sewerage.  Dr. LaBau, the Medical Health Officer, having  expressed the opinion that the emptying of the  sewerage of the ; city into the lake would not  endanger public health, the doctor was asked  to communicate with the Board of Public  ������- Health on the subject. Since then Dr.; LaBau  had expressed his intention of going to Victoria, and intimated that as he would see the  Provincial Board of Health on the sewerage  qiiestion, his expenses should be paid. The  chairman thought that if the board would" pay  half the expenses tlie city would pay tlie balance. Dr. Li Ban Would get free transportation. ���  Tht'proposition was discussed, ^nd general  opinion expressed that the city should defray  the doctor's expenses if the contemplated trip  would further the object in view.  S ime discussion took place on the .question  of freight rates, but as the committee'appointed  to deal with the matter had not handed in their  report, the matter was held over.  Messrs. Robertson, Gibson, and Russell  were appointed a committee to. see to the proper distribution 'of certain statistical matter.  The Chairman called attention to the fact  that despite the request of the board that, publicity should not be given to certain'-, matters  discussed at the previous meeting,- he found  them reported in-papers .circulating i.u the district. It vis fvp tlie meeting to decide how  to prevent the recurrence of this son oi thing.  Mr.  Robertsm   Ui >ucht ii a oilv   that little  -     ��� L -  details should be mate public before lliyy were  presented t.> the persons iV>]-   whom   they were  intended.  Several members remarked upon the fact  that the city press was not guilty ob.uiy breach  ol confidence.  Mr. Waterman : The tiring was done bv  outside parties, win; manage to pick up a garbled report on tlie streets.  Mr. Christie said that he was responsible for  the report appearing in   the   Rossland   Miner.  He was not present at the meeting in oueslion.  " Where did you get your report ?" ashed  toe chairman.     llnl Mr. Christie was silent.y,j  The board adjourned, to meet again at the  call of the  chairman.  Trunks. Valises,  Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., Lrtd.  mmmmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  po  FANCY DRESS BALL.  i *l.  It &���  li.?f  it  Ml  ill'.  ]��� t ������  :b  ��i  A. few remarks anent some of the costumes  worn at the fancy dress ball on the evening of  the 15th, will not be of less interest to readers of The Economist coming, as the3r do, at  this date, for although the ball was mentioned  in last issue, it was impossible to keep space  for a description of those gowns most admired  -���nd which \vere .prepared especialty for this  second fancy dress party. The costumes  which were described before are not here included, and, asonly a very small majority of  the sterner sex appeared as representatives ,of  fad or fanc3-, no special mention will be made  of them.  Greater-space and fewer guests (although  hospitality appears lacking in sa3dng so) were  of advantage in the effective display of becoming gowns, and an excellent floor, with music  i 1 merr3r tune and perfect time, was irrisist-  able to the lovers of the dance, and the flitting  figures in fantastic fashions were here, there  and 'everywhere���-a': right "merry party and  ���lovely to behold :  Mrs. Holt���A queenty and graceful figure,  represented a unique Stucty in Scarlet.y Her  Grecian draperies of silken shawls fantastic-  alty embroidered, were caught upon the  shoulders with jewelled pins, while her hair  was banded with "a circlet of twisted scarlet,  and the same rich color peeped in slippered  from beneath the loose hanging skirt.  Mrs. Troup's costume was perfect in every  detail, and as rich as beautiful. A Spanish  Dancing Girl, was her fanc3'-, and brilliant  coloring and sparkling jewels combined in  attractiveness. The short skirt and zouav of  bright red satin were rnarvellouslv figured in  gold, and the chimesette of soft white was  spangled with gems, while jewelled band and  girdle, double sash of reel and 3rellow, be-  ribboned tambourine and sequined cap completed the pijture. <  Mrs. McKillop was simplicity itself in comparison. A C03- Maud Muiler in fresh gown  of pink muslin, andsunbonnet andcariyiiigthe  f ibled rake with tuft of hay, she was pretty  and wholesome enough for the admiration of  every judge.  Mrs. Harry Macdonell, as Germany, wore  a m :>st striking and beautiful gown of white  satin with the Imperial flag of that empire,  draped ;?rtisticalty over the skirt. The coat-  of-arms, painted on black satin, formed the  front part of the bodice, and the berthe of rare  lice caught up with tiny national flags. The  hand painted fan was an emblem of royalty,  and the lieit dress flag was also imperial,  while the epaulets, crush sash aid rosettes  were in orthodox stripes of red, white and  black.  Dr. Isabel Arthur, a pretty fancy- of Five  O'clock Tea, was dressed in dainty silk  caught up with dark purple pansies, and  wore a large picture hat of white leghorn and  plumes.  Mrs. F. \V. Peters, as Lady Pompadour, in  :)3tLini: of black silk with upper vest and  tin3- puffs of white.  Mrs. Whitney's Puritan dress was demure  and pretty,"'with white 'cap, dove .grey-skirt,  and black bodice laced Over a chimesette, and  the great buckles 611 her shoes.  Mrs. 'Whalley, From a Picture Book, was  gowned in black silk with silver serpent girdle  and silver ornaments, and wore a head-dress  'of dainty blue, her hair hanging, loosety over  her shoulders.  Mrs.-Pollock,'"-Lady Poudre, in mauve satin  wtth je welled girdle,   and the  proper  -powder'  and patches. '"���  Mrs. Evans, with hair poudre, wore ayye'ry.  becoming gown of black silk, prettity  brightened b3r ruffles of cerise chiffon. ;'....,r...-:~~,..      "�����  Miss Flo Crickma3% apretty- picture of Summer in white silk gown  and large white hat.  Ammg the pretty eve ling dresses were those  'worn .by Mrs. Ward, pale blue bodice and  black skirt ; Mrs. Armit, stylishblack silk,  with rucked sleeves ; Mrs. Gallagher, black  chiffon over silk.  Others among the guests were: Mr. and Mrs  Croasdaile, Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, Mr. and  Mrs. Sherwood, Mr. and Mrs. Gamble, Mr.  and Mrs. Hickling, Miss Palmer, Miss Clark j''  Messrs. Selous, Ward, St. Birbe,Eraser, Winter, Browi, Hirseh, Re c Macdouald, Hedle3v  Kinse3y Dr. Arthur, Holt, Peters, Pollock,  Whalley, Peters, Armit Evans and Gallagher.  ."Kuskonook is to have a newspaper to be  called the Journal.  Lady Aberdeen is arranging to send nurses  cf the Victorian Order to the Yukon.  A miner, whose name is unknown, was last  week killed in a snow slide on the north fork  of Carpenter Creek.  An Eiglish S)mdicate have secured an  option on the Carbonates, o\\ Springer Creek.  The figure named is $75,000.  E. J. S:ibelJ of Kaslo, won the three-mile  race at the Ris:da id sk ding rink. C. Goepel,  of Nelson, carried off the bo3rs' race.  Tie    Kootenay   Curling   Association    was  organized at   Rossland  during   the   carnival.  W. IT. Grant represents Nelson on the executive committee.  Upwards of 300 men are engaged clearing  the railway track between MeGuigari and  Sproules. The snow is eight feet deep on the  level at Whitewater.  The Rossland winter carnival closed on  Saturday night when tlie prizes were distributed among the successful contestants. The  carnival wTas a s.iccess.  The members of the Kaslo fire brigade are  petitioning the city council to exempt them  from poll and city tax, aid also to defra3r all  expenses iu case of injur\^ by accident.  The Mineral City News is the latest addition to news ���> ������. ) irdorn iu British Columbia.  It is a neat and n?wsey little eight-page paper,  with Alfred \V. Dyer at its head. Lest aity-  one should be i 1 duibt as to the geographical  position of Mineral City, its location is thus  defined : It is 20 miles south of Nakusp, 45  west of Kaslo, 25 northwest of Slocan City,  75 north of Rossland, and 7 miles east of Burton on Lower Arrow Lake.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  At the Weekly'meeting of the City Council  on Monday-the only absent member was Aid.  Teetzel. .."��� .-."���'.  A tender wss received from H. J. Evans &  Co. offering to supply the water and sewerage  pipes required for the completion .'.of'.the.:, services, at 29c for 4111., 47c. for 6in., 70c. for Sin  ,and$i 10.for ioin. This was the only tender  received, and the Mayor was authorized to act  upon it if better terms could not be obtained.  Aid. 'Whalley- said it had been reported to  him that in three instances at least a lighter  grade of pipe had been laid than was provided  for b3^ by-law 13, sec. 35;   ,  The matter was referred to the City Engineer.  The Public Works Committee, reported in  favor of granting a. franchise to H. J..'Evan's to  establish and operate gas works in Nelson on  the following terms : That work be begun  within six months and completed within two  years, to the satisfaction of the City Council .;  that the mains be laid in the lanes and-alleyr,���  and the city- held harmless for damage to private property ; that 3 per cent of the gross  earnings of the concern be handed over to the  city for first two 'years, 5 per cent for the succeeding eight 3^ears, and 6 per cent for ..fifteen.,  years, when the charter expires..; that the price  of gas shall not exceed $3 per thousand feet,  and that at any time the city- have the right to  purchase the plant, the price to be fixed b3r  arbitration.  Aid. .Hillyer thought six month   too long a  time to allow for the commencing of operations,  and complained that as a member of the Board  of Works he knew nothing of   this agreement  until it was presented to the council.  The report was adopted,   Aid.   Hillyer pro-  testing.  It was decided to allow the assessor until the  7th March to hand in his report, the Mayor  explaining that considerable difficulty is experienced in regard to ownership of properties.  There were seven tenders handed in for the  building of the cess-pit at Kootenay General  Hospital. The tender was awarded to W^m.  Connel & Co. at $69 for the pit and $3 50 per  cubic yard for rock. The other bids were :  E. Roper, $85, and $2 for rock ; J. C. Porter,  $95 and $12 ; W. C. McCaudlish, $95 and $2;  Wm. Lowe, $92 and $1 50 ; John Lapoint,  $127 and $2 : and John Ellis, $��8 and $9 for.  rock.  A letter was read from C. Harrington and  T. W. Gray calling attention to the flooded  condition of Hall Street, near the city wharf.  Referred to City Engineer for report.  The Mayor and City Clerk were authorized  to issue a draft on the Bank of Montreal for  $5,000 to meet current expenses.  Aid. Hillyer called attention to the decision  of Judge Form in the case of Malone vs. Ma-  theson, practically quashing the Fire Limit  By-law. The alderman did not agree with the  judge.  The Mayor was authorized to get the opinion of the Supreme Court on the subject, and  the council adjourned,  ���i*  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only   liquors   which   they   can re-    l      y~~  ���      -  j      ,       nniinnil   nHimirnpH  i-ommcnd. * Pocket Diaries for 1S9S at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td. '    me council   dujuunicu, THE NEtSON ECONOMIST  7  LOCAL NEWS.  The C. P. R. are calling for tenders for, the  construction of a transfer wharf at Nelson.  Snow slides' are causing considerable-trouble  onthelocal lines of rail.  '" Work has -been suspended on the sewerage  outlet, owing to the rise in the waters of'the  lake.      .   ." ���   ,".'.. ."''���'������  The Nelson left the   city   wharf yesterday*  ���morning heivily laden with  freight and passengers for lake points.  The.sheriff is in possession of the Spokane-  Kaslo, Spokane-Kaslo No. 2, Acme and American mineral claims,   situate on Ly*le Creek.  There was a sitting of the. County Court  last week, during which Judge Forin disposed  of a long list of cases, none of which, however,  were of public importance.  Jick Osborne, a timberman at the Silver  King mine, died on Monday morning after a  brief illness. yDeceased was very popular at  the mine, and indeed wherever -known.  T  Tnen  w  vill   be   a   service   of   song,  "From  Manger to Throne," conducted bv Ensign  Milne'r, at the Salvation. Army hall tomorrow  evening, which  promises to   be very   interest  ing.  'A committee of the Board of'Trade are busy*  pre paringy evidence which it is hoped will.... en.---'.  sure a reduction'in the present rate   of -'insurance. ���   A good water pressure and an efficient  fire brigade are factors in their favor.  The robbery* of the Nelson mail bags at  Rossland is being investigated, ^but no clue  has as yet been found which is likely ' to lead  to the capture of the guilty parties. The robbery- has occasioned considerable less and inconvenience to many citizens.  The big scow for the C. P. R. was launched  last week and was on Monday towed to the city  whari. The scow is 200 feet long and 38 feet  wide. On the deck are tracks, so that freight  cars can be rolled, on board from the com-'  party's landings on the lake. Ten cars can  be?accommodated at a time.  The Nelson hockey* team have returned  from Rossland, but not prize-winners. Owing  to the thaw there was no ice on the local rink  for the boys to practice and not until the  very* last moment did they* decide upon entering the contest. In fact The Economist announced last Wednesday that they would not  playyat Rossland, on the authority of a couple  of members of the team. - It was after going  to press that they* decided to take their tickets  and have a try with the plucky players with  whom they had the draw a couple of weeks  before. That Nelson put up a capital game  at Rossland may be judged from the fact that  when half time was called their opponents  had made but a single score, although they  were in the pick of good form. The game  throughout was a hard one, Rossland winning  by five points. The teams faced the puck  constituted as they* were during the match  here, with the exception that Nuiin guarded  the goal instead of Harrington.  Presentation  Goods   at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  A contract has been   let   for   the   building,  of a cess pit at the   Kootenay-   Lake   General  Hospital..-.-.   The work is done at  the; expense  of the city*, but the hospital 'authorities will be  expected to keep it clean. ���-.. -:   :  R. M. McDonald, barrister, has taken-into  partnership a W. F. Brougham, an English  solicitor, under the firm name of Macdonald &  Brougham. The firm has taken' office -over  the Hudson's.'Bay company's store.  The Grand Forks Mercantile company* limited, with a capital stock of $5.6,000 has " been  incorporated. The registered office. oi the  company is at Grand Forks, and the object of  the corporation is to cany on a general mercantile business. :  The .Columbia- Lumber & .Trading company*,  limited, with a capital stock of $50,000, has  ���be2.11 incorporated. The object is to crrry on  a general lumbering and trading business.  The registered office of the company is at Nel-  son, B, C.  The Nelson Fire Brigade gave a very*  enjoyable dance at the fire hall on Thursday  last, the large attendance proving the popu-  larity of the flame fighters. The hall was in  good condition and a- very* happy* time was  spent.    The proceeds go to  the  brigade fund.  The approach of Lent, which begins today*,  had the'-'effect of bringing several contemplated social gatherings to a focus during the  week. Abiat fifty* couples assembled at the  Royal on Monday night, and enjoyed their  last dance of the season.  Rev.   E.    D.    McLaren,    most    worshipful  grand master of the   grand   lodge   of   British  O 0,0  Columbia, A. F. &. A. M., paid an official  visit to Nelson on Wednesday last, and attended an e nergeney meeting of the local  lodge. There was a good muster of the  brethren to meet the worshipful grand master,  who was baiquetted after the close of the  lodge. The rev. gentleman left for Kaslo on  Thursday, aid will visit several of the lodges  within  his jurisdiction.  The electric fittings are being put in place  at the new Provincial goal, and when this is  d me the last of the workmen will have left  the building. There are ten male prisoners  ���confined there at present, including Doyle,  charged with murder. The general lay-out  of the goal is proving as satisfactory as was  expected. The female cells, kitchen, laundry,  store-room, wood-house, etc., are in the basement, fronting the building", while to the icar  are two rows of cells facing north and south.  On the floor are the offices -bright, cheery  rooms, and to the back another series of cells,  corresponding in number and size to those below, and each provided with two spring mattresses. Matters are so arranged that tlie officers in the front quarters can sec along, the  corridors, and communicate with the inside  guards. The officers' quarters are upstairs,  with electric .communication with other sections of   the   building.     There   is   a runic   lire  * y�� x  protection, and. every convenience oi an up-to-  date establishment of the kind.  I ~ !-rs, Jj;innl 5, Cisi B io'cs at   fr\: TO > n ; >n   SLatk.ner;  Co., L'td.  .;-.V \ MINING;. NOTES'. '/'." y_  ���' ���  The Lucky* Jim slide came "down; again   on  Thursday*, carrying away* the blacksmith shop  and the pipes running from the   compressor  ��� "plant to the mine., , '  The ��� regular monthly* dividend on the  Whitewater mine has.been allowed to go over  fir February* because of delays in the ore shipments and smelter returns.  There is a   fight over  the  sales of 240,000  shares in the Evening Star at 2 V2 cents.     The  directorate is divided into two  factions,: and  those Opposing the sale  say*   that  the  shares  are worth 5 cents.    ,    '   y--  Work on the Elise on the north: fork of.  Wild Horse Creek'three miles from the Nel-  s on & Fort Shep pard Rail way a n cl five from  Ymir, has been resumed. Operations were  suspended some eight months ago in consequence of financial troubles. .   ::  It is announced that Messrs. Mackenzie ���.-&,���'���"  Mann, the well known railway contractors  have acquired a 7-8 interest in the Stem winder  mine at Fairvlew, and that they* have already  ordered the necessary* machiriery* to work the  property*. ���'.. The consideration is said to be  $100,000. ���-..-. "���'  !  '-.,.-.;���  The British   American   Corporation   is   engaged straightening   the   shafts   of  the   Josie  and Great Western,   preparatory*  to   working  the properties.     Nothing is being   done   with "  - -   1    i. ���     O O  any other of the company's purchases, and the  oolicv in regard to development will not be de-  cideel until Mr. Cartyle arrives, which will be  about April   1.  The Montezuma tramway has been accepted  by the company as satisfactory*.' The tram is  8, Sty feet ii length, with a fill of 2,616 feet  ii that'distance. There are 37 towers, ,and  the longest span, where the line crosses Montezuma creek at an elevation of 250 Teet, is  1.2 *=" in .length. The work was started Sept.  16 and the train put in operation Jan.   1. :  The customs"clearances of minerals for the  week ending yesterday amounted to $132,346.  There is a falling off, but it is due to railway  troubles, the shipping of ore being thereby-  interfered with. So far, for the present  month the silver values of the ores haze been  $241,740, lead $57,113, copper $71,304 and  gold $284,62 1. From April i Rossland and  Kaslo will be chief ports, so that their business will not be done in Nelson. This will  occasion a tailing" oft in the monthlv totals,  but a comparison o( the volume of business  done will still leave Nelson far ahead.  it is reported tin1; the dispute betwesu the  transcontinental railway- lines has resulted in  an open declaration ot war on the 'part of the  C. I'. R. it has been announced from the  head office that rates from the East to the  Coast h .ve been cut in two for second class  tickets. The second class rate was $60, and  tlie cut rates which will apply in the future is  $30. First class tickets which sell for $70, iu  future will be $40, a reduction of almost. 50  per cert. The C P. R. is confident that on  these figures their line will get the best of the  fight. While the C. P. R. is catering to Canadian trade the Grand Trunk people appear  anxious to divert it to the American side.  m 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  |i   '  II  If. I  ir " <���  b. >  V    I  't !  ii!  H'l  ���I i  .:. .  !  ���<:T  ri   :  WOMAN'S  KINGDOM.  "Bear any thing before 3*011 permit  y*ourself to complain to your husband of his. mother's faults," writes  Mrs. Burton Kingsland on. lC The  Duty of the Daughter-in-Law, "��� in  the February-.-Ladies' Home Journal.  "Say* to. your own.-soul, 'May* God.  do so to.-.me, and more also, if I ever  do anything-to rob a mother of a  fraction of; her. child's love.' The  sturdy tocller at y*our side may make  3*011 a mother-in-law some day,-and  as vou sow now  so vou  will  reao.  Should you  ever find it  necessary , liule   lan?er   than  they have been  to bre^k through  your  rule of sil-  ailowecl   t0   waste   011   themselves.  The men have probably* been reared  own   with   the   happy*   (?)   idea   of  having  the  trades-people take  the  place of their parents .in  supplying;  their desires, without  the  slightest  intention  . of   defraudnient.        We  have   known    many    women , who  allow their daughters to spend very*  large sums on their clothes, without  the girls having any* 'knowledge   of j  the amount of. the   bills  they*, were |  contracting   be von d   an   occasional!  mild lecture,; perhaps,   on   extrava- (  gauee in   general      So   the   prices j  mean    nothing    to    them.       They*  usually marry-men with incomes a  W! N NI PEG, '.-MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry*  and 'Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods, in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson,0 B.C.     For   prices write or wire  5SELL, Mot Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  ence neyer speak 'while under irritation.  "Few attentions will  please  her  more than to seek; her to tell, any*  bit ,,of news that 3*011 may* have  heard.     Aside   from   the   fact   that  ��&l . iES2SS3*�� :igs  %W  in Prices in  Millinery to  make room  for Spring  Goods."-; ' La--  on the same principles and have! dies will do well to call and get prices in dress-mak-  equally   expensive   tastes.       So .is jing.'.,.., ���   'MRS.   E.    HcLAUGH LI .N..  it -wonderful ' that they come ; a  cropper often before the honeymoon  should have waned   and debt,   that  I  k~^  ^JaL-^iL^.o.     @J &  M E'RC H ANT T AILO R.  tne average old person  teels   lively , ,        . . ,   .     .  .     .   ........      ,.        "  .        rr ���    '���- -, ! horrid monster, becomes the. master!  interest in the arrairs or inencts and i    _ . . _ :., ��� ,���        , .   ,   i  .���',,-     ��� '   ,' .,,      - .   . ��� lor   the   situation ?      Debt!���which i  neighbors,   she   will   value,    more j , .. r ..... i  ,,   ^ ���-." ��i     .      . "    -,.-,-���    ��� ->    r      ,'������     ' estranges   lovers   and   mends   and >  tnan all, the lmolied wish  tor   her! .       .    . . ..        ,, _ , . !  . \ .        .        ' ' '��� 1 I saps the vitality* ot rame and honor. !  sympathy 111  seeking  her  to  share i ^       .���-,.;:.   ��� -       I t yt      .a     ,, . ��� ��� ; ,��� P1, '    y       ������.     ,   .  ���"V    ,-������      r^ f1 .. .   , j Can It be held in   tOO    great   ^bhor-    A  MagmlicQnt Line of scotch  J weeds  and Worstoii,  your budget."    i reat her With Special j and   West   of   England   Trouserings, .Suitable    for  1 1 '" 1    r    '''������'���      ',���, i rence r        Jt here aie  niaiiy*   CiUSaCterS | S-nrnif   wonr      \   sr>ooial  Tcariiro   of   Fsnin-   Worsted  honor and deference in the presence i.       . , . . ,. ,p.:* n>^ja,L icaimc 01 1 aiu\  - . ., ; , iagaiust   otner    vices���immorality, j blIltinss---- '���������-   or your servants, vour children ana j . , ;  r .      1        rr^v   ��� ci -.',, i mtenioerance, etc.���but no one .has T  vour  mends.     1 neir  conduct   will | '������    ���   .      '       '   . . . ���       !  y      -���;������������--���-..     ...,..,- ,      T    lever started a crusade against debt.  be mou elect alter your examole.   in 1 .    . -. .  Yet   it is   responsible   many*   times  Hioh Class Suits Made in the  Latest  Styles-.  imagination,   put y*ourself often  in  her place.     It will  help  you   to   be j  fair and kind.     If you have already  had unpleasant experience of vour!  1 i. . - j  mother-in-law's presence in your  home, if her peculiarities grate upon  you, if she is intrusive, irritating,  apt to interfere with your management of children or household, .1  can only repeat the same formula���-  'Make her love you.' It may* savor  of the old copybook precept, ' Be  good and you will be happy,' but  to overcome evil with good is the  divine prescription, and nothing  can long- resist Christ-like methods.  At least, the experiment is .well  worth the trial.''  W^K W% W~^ F~"X  [M LJ 1^ I . I  M^eS   fS  ��  11  ^UU\i^  (5   ' ' c3)  S STERLING      V  A SILVER l\  ���Co J)  for-the ..existence'of  more   misery*  than any* of the other evils we have  I to    battle    against    in     our     fight  I through, life.     For it dons  so plausible oiud insidious  an   appearance  we do not shrink from it ;    indeed,  it is so much of a household institution we do not realize what  wretched slaves it makes of the best of  us until it is too late.     And that is  because we are not taught to shun  it.     Let the mask,  with its ingrat- | ��g^^g^^��  iating siiiile, bs torn  from  its  face, j^   karn b  and the hideous thing that lurks j ^ p^nos p  behind, watching and waiting to de-1 @^^^^3��  sti'03- all tlie good there be iu man  and woman, be revealed !  6--  laker St., Nelson, B.  c  A_ \y t~ JL X Ci' kJ? A- v^  v^ PLATED V  /,      S i L V E R W AREW  l*< *  u  l^oocls  n JewreIery-.of all Ulnds at right pri  ices  at  4  s^  3e~  ���ellery  St'  yz  ^  ^ SIX KINDS  ^(^roj^-^ymr  O wi ng to com p 1 ai 111s of ste'ait e: s  Thou shalt not buy that for j ror Alaska being overcrowded, etc.,  which.thou canst not pay! That j instructions have' been issued to  should have been the eleventh corn-1 rigidly inspect- all steamers frcm  mandment. Nothing is more of a j British Columbia bound f r Al-  siu than contracting debts one can- j .ls]-.-L  not    meet.       For    nothing     brings;  . : y .:  greater   devastation   in    its    wake, ,1 ,.  ���^ ;   ��1 Till       (   i\ lHl'.llil II       I Wl/C'l.-:.  both morally and mentally, as  well ; O'hhmi's uoiui.  ��� ���-"���     m fey  ''M <&jyy��y.  A large stock  from the  best  s  of all grade?  makers.    We  w  ��  %/J  can sell j ov, any kind of a-pipe  " 'xtlTOK.  13  JL  OS  ffi.ee  (C^4-  Xq^-OIjX        K^J? U17J   ^  pHZiZ^Z.  v<-_  <a  I'lif hi tvst patiern-;i!i   !Oii:lisli, ScKtcli, Irish  ; _ :?  Ml     Iluss'  c>]>l��osi i o  as financially, than this .detestable  practice. And most of its growth  is due to the neglect of parents to  teach their children the value of  money and the importance of  meeting   their  obligations.     Kvery  -W  \V. J. QUINLAN,  L  ' DENTIST  1^  iX  1 \^J  1)1%  m  XB  ��2b^-  M;ira Block,  Bakrr St vv  Olson  Sjiooi:)! a I tout ion pi von to crown hi: !   1 iridic ; (p  r     , i work find  the naink-ss   ex t met ion  of tooth bv  child   should   be   educated   to   ieel   h-oai aiio.-ihctics.  that to be a debtor without assured i '  means o[ discharging  that   debt   is  tantamount     to     being    a    knave.  Most young   people of the   present. _  dav   start   establishments   of  their  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  I  lUa  subscribe  !i^ i  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    .    BRANCHES AT  e tconor  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  ���������� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT STORIES.  A   budding dramatist once submitted   to   the   late John "Clayton,"  ���manager of the old  Court  'Theatre,  a very, very* bad  play*   for   perusal.  'Clayton read, and returned it,  with  the: folio wing  characteristic  letter :  "My* Dear Sir :  I   have  read  your  play���   Oh,   rny   dear 'sir.     Yours  truly*, John'Clayton'."  tions of the apartment, and, in the  words of Milton, 'c letting dinner  cool." "I don't care what y*our  gilding cost,'' said Alvanley bluntly*,  but I am most anxious to make a  trial of your..''carving, for I am famished."- ,' c  Nelsoti:  .,^rNU-\n-c     Q^rnvPS     MINING   SUPPLIES,  LA?1p?S5^AMP  GOODS,   PLAIN  AND FANCY.     Agents fo,  Armstrong & Morrison's Ore cars-the best inthe market.  One day,  some years  ago,   Says  the London News, Lord  Tenny*son  was  walking   in  -meditation   about  the grounds at  Aldworth,   when   a  tourist rushed toward him, -leaving,  behind a party of friends  to  follow  at leisure.   Arrived within speading  distance, the stranger said.      " Can  voj tell ine  where   I  can   find  the  poet .Tennyson?'-'     Taken  by   surprise,   the  great  laureate was   not  ready   with   any   evasion   and   answered .  '"��� I   am  he."     Whereupon  the stranger turned to  his  friends,  aid pointing  to  the  poet  with   no  more reverence than if he   were  an  inanimate    curiosity,   bawled    cut,  " Say, this is the. man,  this  is   the  man i''     Th * friends hastened their  pice and stared with all their e3*es,  while the only* thing the poet could  clo    was    to   bsat   a   haty*   retreat,  .''speechless with indignation.  When   Brummell made   his  midnight   flitting   to   Boulogne   at   the  suit of the Jews, Lord Alvanley* remarked complacently :   " Brummell  has clone quite right  to   be  off:  it  was Solomon's j uclgment.''   Alvanley* gave many proofs of generosity  to acquaintances  in  distress.     One  of those   he   had assisted  was  the  well-known Jack Talbot, a reckless  prodigal, who had repeatedly  borrowed of him.     When   Talbot  was  beggard   and  lying   on   his  deathbed, Alvanley met  his  doctor  and  inquired   about   the   invalid.     The  answer was :   " My* lord,   I   fear   he  is in a bad way.     I had to   use  the  lancet."     ;'   You should have  tapped him,   doctor,"   said   Alvanley,  c ��. 1/ ;     li I fear he has more  cl :e  than blood in his veins."     That reminds one of Talleyrand's  remark  on  his  old   friend   Montroncl,   who  once declared that he was suffering  the torments of the damned: "What,  already*?"       More   excusable    was  Alvanley's expostulation   when   he  had been   persuaded  to  dine  with  the   eccentric    millionaire,    Neeld,  in  his new  mansion  in   Grosvenor  Square.     The host,  with   the   vulgarity-of a iiouveau riche, was expatiating   on   the sumptuous decora-  Whittaker's Almanack 1898, Cloth and Paper  Editions, at Thomson Stationery Co, L'td.  A naturalist,   who   is   an   ardent  student and absent-minded, recently  celebrated     his     silver     wedding.  Many- guests were  invited  for the  occasion.      As   the   first  guest  arrived, one of the daughters was sent  to summon    tlie    father    from    the  study*.       When   they* . reached   the  room, the da ighter noticed that her  father carried in   his   hand,  a small,  wooden box, and as he shook hands  with the nearest guest, she saw him  drop it.     The cover rolled  off,  but  she gave,a sigh of relief when  she  saw  that  the  box   was   appareiitly  evnpty.     The   naturalist,   however,  uttered a cry of dismay and .instantly   went down   on   his   hands   and  kuees in  an   attempt  to ''gather up  something.        "Have   vou   -spilled  anything,     father?"      she     asked.  " Spilled anything'!" he echoed, in  evident  indignation   at    her   calm  tone ;   "I have lost  fifty*   fleas   that  I have j ust  received  from Egypt."  The effect of this intelligence on the  family* was  nothing  in   comparison  to  the   effect   the   catastrophe   had  upon the conpany before the evening was  over :   and   the  only*  thing  that the naturalist said to his freincls  congratulations    upon    his    happy-  married life was to ask that if they  carried  any*  of his   Egyptian   fleas  they   would   return  the   insects   to  him.  TOTAL DAI INCAPACITY S,200 BBLS.  "QGILV!E,S"'PATEfcJT HU NGARsAft "   will  hereafter  be  known ��� under   the brand, "OGIL-  -VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue/.'  "OGILVIE'S 3TR0H.G:BAK��R5 " .will  hereafter  be  known  under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA~'''"Branded Ked.  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent orlices, and any infringement of tlie same or're rilling'of our branded bags with'flour-will be proseeuted according  to   law, as eac-h bag of  flour   is   fully guaranteed  which bears our registered   brand and  sewn  -"��� i-:.-.-.   ��� ,^ A     Kino   tu'illP.  G. M, LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  EL?1   fci!U    fcUI H~l   te&  B&' �� �������� tip* a3 &%  g   �� 6i a   ��ia �� Q  ifi   a  **e  Slippers-thev are the fo.crunners of permanent relat ionsh i j . > e.son Shoe Co., Lnlic  Bros. |��r(.)pi*ietur.-'.  R A_  o  �� ; ��  ��� �� ���  �� j ��  ��  fEW stock direct from the factories.  No old stock.  ��� ��.-zzznzzn��  ant  n  'f**  _  ^  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  |; GOOD BATH  ;. SMOOTH SHAVE  "�� '  AND HAIRCUT  AS VOU   LIKK   IT,  GO  TO   THE  ��    ��    ��  If so it will pay you to inspect our new arrivals  at   $6.50  and $5o.oo per  suit.      They are immense  values.  Two doors cast of I'ost Ollice  W. J. MORRISON, prop  Mrs. Morley is prepared to ;  receive   pupils   for   piano, ���  violin      or    organ.       For !  terms   apply at   residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson, i  oors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable  9  els��  ���    "^^m IO  THE, NELSON ECONOMIST.  mi  i ty  s.yi.  c-e  II  lie ^f.-  ���>'.C  pit  Pi"  |i;t:.'.i ,  ;������! ������.���: I >  :yr;  GENERAL NOTES.  ���NOTICE.-  Application will be made to the Legislative  rom '-Nulty,   who. Oil  the   eveilinp-    Assembly oi' the Provineo of British Columbia  '������-.<,- .... at its .Next Session  for. An Act to incorporate  of November   4th    killed   his    three    the Kootenay Tunnel Company for the purpose  '���..���"' ..' ��� , j of  buying-,  acquiring, , selling,  leasing,  mort-  sistei'S   and   little    brother,     will    be' .gaging' and  qperating  mines,   mining claims  '. _ and hinds ; buying, selling,  leasing, mortgag-  ���hanged at Joliette,   Que.,   on   Mav  20th.  mg,   constructing  and   operating   tunnels   or  ditches, with switches and branches therefrom  foiythe development and drainage of mines and  t-a '   ,      ,. 1-11 -ii I mining claims and the  transportation,  under-  hOLir divorce Dills    Will   Come   Up J ground or otherwise, of ores,  minerals,  waste  ,     ���- ���.������''" . r.H        -r-.        ���    ���        [ and supplies : dams, ditches and pipe lines for  Cl..irillg the session  of tne   Dominion j the impounding and carrying of waste for mil-  , \        ,-. .    '���      T.      ,.      r^  rv      _,    I ling power for domestic and all other purposes:  JlDllse.    Applicants :     R.   A.   C^-iart, ! power piants,phints for generating power of any  ,. r      v        ,       T^    -T .,     T   . T'' ��� i kind   or   natu re, electrieitv  and   light; trails,  Montreal ���;. E.   ��la5^wara,; J .   rearSOll | roads tramways and railways and drainagedit-  and Eugene Ward, Toronto.  Ed. Fa3'',- who recently'killed A;  McGrath and Marshall'. Rowan at  Sk-agiiay, was well known in Rossland,. and. tended bar at the- Koo-  tenav hotel there. Pie "grot into  trouble and was told by the police  to skip out of town;  Ike .-Schwitz, an Indian, who  stole some horses from the Nicola  .Valley'in 1895, is now in Kamloops  jail.���-..= The prisoner, who had been  sick, was let out of jail on suspended sentence and escaped. He  was recaptured last week.      ���  Cowosr famous yachting serge, in.'blade  and  ! dies   in  connection   -with-  such   tunnels   and  mining and  transportation   operations; "mills  for sam pling, con eon tra t i ng, 1'.and 1 ing and  reduction of ores and minerals; .smelting and reduction plants, with power to build ov\ n, equip  and   maintain ������telegraph'   unci  telephone-lines  in connection   with   said  undertaking, arid  to  levy and collect to ���the' firm  all  parries using  and on ail ores, minerals,   wa.ste and  supplies  passing through, over or upon said tunnels dit-  oi.es, roads, tram ways and railways; and also  for the purpose of conducting  a general mining  business  and  all its  allied   interests, including   the  buying and selling of ores,   minerals arid'bullion.'; a-nd.-Mso for the purpose of  'raising and   securing  of  money for   the  purposes   of   the  Corporation,  of  executing and  negotiating-tlie.   sale   and   delivery   of   notes,  bonds and debentures for such money  for the-  said purposes, with it]]  necessary arid  proper  deeds of trust:or mortgage to secure  the  same  o r a i i y o r a 11 11 i e ��� c o i n p a i i y' s  pro p erti.es, r i g Jits  and franchises ; and   also   for   the   purpose of  acquiring-all'kinds of'.real  and -personal  property together   with tlie. power  of expropriating lands and rights of way-;, also  for   the' said  .company,  to   own   the minerals found  in the  course of tunnelling or ditching through lands  not located before and v. here the line or direc  During thisnionth we will offer all our shoes  . ' ,        ' o   .'      .      " . -   /     , '  at the sweeping reduction of  <2$  ex  ��� ssrzx. i  II  %*?  .{ft  H  So come with the crowd and get a supply for the  ���summer.     Do notdo your pocket book ah  injustice by neglecting such rsterling'.'  buying opportunities. .  OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO.  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at i tion of tlie tunnels or ditchies or  anv  of  them    '-^x^^  ���*W,L .>,; ��� i\,i*\ZZi*j��*t*^.  cssys^raEcg^gjtr*^,1 asaaasygrrgwrgr  -,*'&r?iE<9Wja~#-z!!?&^'&��&tt*izr^r-*  JtOSS'S.  ���are  or  is  laid   out    upon   a  plan   to   be   filed  with    the    Joining   Recorder   of   the    district  wherein the tunnel ov ditch is situate.  Dated. Januarv 20, 189S-  J. W. MOFFATT,  For self and other applicants.  .--.-"Unpaid taxes within  the  municipal   limits. j  of tlie cities of Xelson and Kossiaud." j  "," As provided by the Speedy incorporation of j  '" Towns   Act, 1897, a   rateable   portion of  tlie   |  " real estate taxes within tlie municipal limits i  '���' of tlie cities of  Nelson   and  Kossland for the j pPOvix f op'lii'  " year 1897, is  payable to the respective muni- I v<',   .,.' '   '     '    '"  " eipnli.fies.    In   order  that  the Provincial as- ! -*'���' ���  " scssment  roll  may   be closed, in so far as reflates to property assessed within said cities :  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  "of  taxes duo and payable  on  said   property  " are paid to the undersigned at   Kaslo. on   or  " before tlieMOth   day   of   November,   1897,   the  '���' lauds and property against which   taxes a; e  ���'���' then unpaid will be advertised for sale in a, ���  " cordaiu e with tlie provisions of tax sales un-  " der (he Assessment Act. '  Jojix Keex,  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this 4th clav of October, 1897.  LSCEMSE AUTHCRjZIF^S AW EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COEflPA.MY' TO  CAR8Y ON     -  lw .J O j Z <i b�� ^^ -o ���  " Co^rrAXiEs Act, 1897."  Assessment  Act  and ...Provincial  Revenue  Tax,  ��'s  ^'j^^T^^S^^       ^  ^^  r~y>j$  SnVV?fi'��  anaiia: ;  irnsti i'OhVM hi a. \  Tiiis is to certify that the " Canada Drug and  I3o:dc Company,   Liiu.ted."   is  authorised and  licensed to carry on b.iune.vS   witnin   the Province of hritisn'. blunibia, and to carry out or i tonav District, are pavable at jiiv oiHee,  Kaslo,  (fre  t all (-r any or tne  obies. ts  herein alter set j p,, <y' ' '  y^vln to ,��� liu-ii iheie^i^Iati' e authority of the J ' 'provincial Revenue Tax, JSS.'ui) j.er capita,  uegistaiu.-e oi linti.-n (.:oiun;b;a exienos. j     Assessed taxes are collectible at the follow ing  T.^e head office of the Company is  situate  at ! rates, \ iz.:���    j     His   Honour the  Lieutenant-Governor    lias  West Kootenvv Distju'ct I been pleased to make   the   following  ar.jioini-  -  ., .    ,"'     ,        /" '      ".' '' " v vi', .,,   i'-ments':  '^TfOriCL is herebv given,   m aceoraaneo with m  i-^     the Statutes, that Provincial ke�� en i.e. i ax : -l^t .January, 1898.  and ail taxes levied uuoer tne Assessment Act : Gfxyrge IIkxhv Hamiltox Svimo.xds:. of the  are now due for tiie year 1898. Ail of tne abo\e- ; City of A'elsou, Escpiire. -d. D., to be Medical  named taxes collect! ble within the   West   k<;u- ' Officer of the Provincial Gaol in  the said Citv.  NOTICE.  t he.Tow n of hegiiia,  orn.-  t rl erritcries.  1'iiC amount. <-f the. ca-dtai oi tlie Company is  thi'rtv   thousand    doiiay  if paid on or before June Moth, 1898:���  TJiree-h i tiis oi  one  per cent,  on  real  pro  (tmciea    into    six  thousand shares of Ii\e dollars each,  l.hc head offi. e of the Com pan v in   this'Pro-  .Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Re-venue  l ax.  Nki.sox Division  ok  W'iost Kootkxav nisTUUT.  NCT1C.K 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. Ail tlie above-  named taxes collect i ble within i\w Nelson Division of West Kootenay. assessed by me, are  payable nt my office, nt Kaslo. !'..('.' A^se^sed  taxes are collectible at the following rates.  viz. :���  Four-lift hs of one  per   cent,   on   the   assessed  value of real estate, ot her t bai   w ihi land.  Three-quarters of one per ecu!, on   the assessed value of personal property.  ; \ nice is situate in   tlie Tow not'   .Nelson,   and;  j Peter  Lamont, -merchant,    whose   address   is j  j Nelson aforesaid, is the attorney for  the Com- j  1 pany. ' j  Tne objects for which the Company has been j  established are :��� ' ' .        j  For tiie purpose of buying ami selling drugs, j  toilet j-oods, book..,  staiionery, tobacco,   iau'cy j  g'.)od^ and general   meivnandFe   by . w holesaie j  and retail; the compounding of  prescriptions j  of legally -authorised   medical    practitioners,.:  and  generally to carry on  tiie  wholesale'and I  retail ..business of druggi.-.ts, dispensing (���hem- ;  . ists,   and   dealers    in    baoks,   'stationery   and \  general merchandise.  (iiven under  my hon'd and  sea!   of (.ffice  ati  N'ictoria,   Pros iu: e of   British   Columbia,   tin's'  third day of January, ope thousand eight bun- i  dred and ninetv-eiti;lit. ' !  [L. s.l. '       " .        S.  V.  WOOTTOX  Pem'strar of Joint Sto(-k Com oanies.      ;  Notice is hereby given-tiiat sixty  days  after  date .1 intend to apply   to  the.  Chief  Commissioner of Lands and   Works   for   permission   to  porty.    'Two and one-half per cent,  on  the j purchase the following tract of land :  assessed value of wildy land. '..  Commencing at the north west corner of  lot  One-half of one per cent, on personal pro-; 207, Kootenay district, thence east twenty  perty. -On so much oi the income of any j chains, thence north eighty chains,' thence  person as exceeds one thousand dollars tne j west ten chains more or Jess, thence following  following- rates, namely, upon such   excess, j the  lake shore to.place  of  eomeneement,   and.  when the same is not more titan ten tuousand dollar*, one per cent.; v. .hen such excess is over ten tnousanu chdlars and not-  more than, twenty thousand dollars, one  and one-q uarter of one per cent.; when  such excess is over t-.venty thousand dollars, one and one-haif of one per cent,  if paid on or after tee 1st of .July, 1.898:���  Four-tilths of one per cent, on real property.  Three per cent, on tiie assessed \aiue of  w iid land.  containing  one   hundred   and    twenty  acres,  more or less.  William Doss "MaoLeax.  Februarv 8th. 1898.  NOTICE.  AnniTipx " A " Nelsox Towxstte.  , Notice is hereby given that 1 have appointed  aiiree-quartersoi.one per cent, on personal ; yjessr,. Gambled O'Reilly, real eatate agents,  property.      .   ,      . . j my sole agents for  the  above  propertv.     Anv  On so much ol the income ot any person as . ,-jer,ori wi'sliins to ]>urchase lots iu   safd   Ad(it-  exceedsone'tnousaiKi dollars, tnetollownig ; jj011 ,: A "Can get full particulars from (hem.  rates, namely, upon such excess, wnen  the \   . ���       �� p   q<   Ixxes  same is not more than   ten  tiiousand   dol- i     Januarv 18 1898.  lars, one and one-quarter of one per cent.: j   .. N "   .".'. '...'...''"   when such excess is over ten tiiousand dol-I fo ^      -  lars and not more   than   twenty  thousand! H,,f^,^ frfi I Tl���3    h-2 f% il S <S r5>   P /^ ��*   ^ ">���  In ths Si-'pr^in z Cymri o? British Columbia.  In tiie   matter  of the   Winding   Fp Act and in  it,,  tie  pany  id mi ted.  dollar.-, one and one-half of one per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand j  dollars, one and three-quarters of one per i  cent. ^ ;  One per cent, on the ti.<ye.<^ed value o\ ail ore ;  Boa roans nouse tor  %x��S2i  C^  +*. K.itf ^J\ f**'. ��*  ne i; o:ior;Vi.>i!-  Juslic  n  :-o much ol  the   income   o|   any person as ex-    order dated t in- l u <mt ,--.seventh  ra !-:e   has bv an  ceeds one thousand dollars the following rate;  namely, upon sueh excess. wlu.'U liie same is  not more than ten tiiousand dolbirs. one and  one-quarter of one percent; when such exe(\ss  is over ten t housaud dolln rs and not more than  t wen tv t lions.iini (ioi iar-, one and one-half of  line percent.: when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and (h i.vo-quartors of  one per emit.  Three   per    cent,   on    the  assessed   value   of  wild land.  If  paid   on   or   before   the  :H)tli dav of 'June,  18!��7 :  Three-lift hs of one jtor cent   on   tin-   assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  her, 18i!7.  ci t v of ,>.  ;. i  11 ii y o l :���: e 111 e m -  ippointed Hugh !���;. Cameron, of tiie  lson. i'.Ktish Coliim bia, to he   Official  Lii.-j u ida (��� o- id t he a bo-, o named Com pa ny.  >r mineral bearing suiistatiees.   p'ay.nlue quar- j TTiOR sale or rent a nine-room, boarding house  erlvon the last day of the  months  ot   y.-arch, j ���*-'      well furnished and doing a good business  Term  is Lroi  office  vear  hue.-  t h is f>l li da ���  >ctob.  T. II  18'J7.  h>!fK!XS.  June. September, and December in e?u  ��� JO! ix i" KEN .  Assessor and Col lector.  Kaslo. Februarv ���">. 1808.  Terms very reasonable. .Must be sold, as owner  is going to A la ska.    Address,   T. (.��..   JCcoxoriiisr  DeiMity   District   Ilegi.-trar at    Nelson.  dtish  raOTSCE.  t (iiiiinliiii.  WOTiCE.  T-ike notice t hat  I, J.   M.   Cam .b-ii,  t wo niout hs after date   to   flppF    t-'   t.  Com missioner of La uds and'Works of  \-ince of  British   Columbia   for   per;  n*  SL  r��  In tlie County Court of Kootenay.  h(d<!en at  : Nelson,   in.the' matter of Erick  Nelson,  alias  1 Eric Xilssen Allen deceased,   intestate,   and in  intend ���: the matter of.the Official   Administrators   Act,  ���   Chief    dated the tMth day of January 1898.   Fpon read-  -e   Pro-    ing the   affidavits   of   James    Ferguson.    Arm-  -;on  to    strong and  William  Ying.  sworn   respe(dively  One half oi'one per cent on the assessed value . purchase one hundred and sixty iu res of land the l2oth day of October 1807, and the ��2'nd day-  situated at Ooa t lvi\-er Crossing (���-.. ;. ailed) in of January,'A.I.)., 1898, and li led, it is ordered  the county of Kootenay, in the ,.1\.,.:>..-e of that James Ferguson Armstrong, Official Ad-  Bri tish C(dum !>ia. descrflHMl as fi ;;..���.��� : ministrator for Yhe County  Court   IMstrict   of  ("oni nuuiein y at a   post   planted   on   no   east , Kootenay.   shall   be   administrator  of ail   inul  liauk of < ,'oai ivi\-(.'r a bou t  three n nu^ree; yards    singular'the  goods,   chattels   and    credit-   of  ot personal property.  Fpon sueh exees* of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent.: when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more (bun twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one per cent.:  when such excess is over twenty tiiousand 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. 8:1.(to per capita.  J of IX   KlCIvN,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. ('., 2nd September. 1897.  Solio  riT  ^T$  i   , Ci f~W~v. P* f�� o ��3  1  & 3  K,Ou  ik,  Seecis Dry Plates  Paper  and   Photo=  below the crossing of the foot road, and  marked Campbell's South West Corner Post,  theiieeeasi forty chains, thence north forts-  chains, thence due west forty chains, thence  south forty chains to tiie point of commencement. com a in i i;g one hundred and si x ty (1(H))  acres more or b-ss.  Dated at Nelson. January :l 1st. 1898.  J.  .M. 'Oampkki.l, locator.  Prick Nelson alias Eric Xilssen Allen, decea-ed,  intestate, and that this order be published in  the Nelson i-conomist newspaper for a period  of t hree weeks.  (Signed) J. A. Fokix.  [L. S.]  J.  Shoes, easy for the pocket book  and  easy for  the feet. -Nelson Shoe Co.  graphic supplies.  'homson Stationery Company Itc  ii  Baker St.  Nelson. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  11  PERSONAL.  Miss     Frances      E.     Willard,  \ founder   of  the Wom'ens' Christian  B. Thomas, Silvertou, is in town, j femprenee Union died  last- week   '  G. O.   Buchanan,   is   oyer  trora.  Kaslo.  Leslie Hill, of Rossland, is in  town.- '.   .   ;       ���������'..-'  P.O. Powell, Spokane, is registered at the Phair.  The Rev. James MacFadden, an  Irish parish, priest who has been in  town for the past few days raising  subscriptions for the building of a  church in. his; home diocese, was  last night subjected to the indignity  C. W. Getliing,   of Slocan   City, j of police investigation.'    It appears  was in Nelson last week. i the Rev. Father Poitras,. of Nelson,  J. B. Ferguson, Vancouver,   late i objected to the presence and mission  Ffrst=class    in    every   particular.      Merchants'  inch a Specialty from 51:30 to 2 o'clock-.-    Dinner 5  to 8 o'clock.  in^nor  UrribLi  CHINESE EMFUDTE  of Rossland, is in town. ;  Phil McAnde and Frank Watson,  of Spokane are in town.'  '.'��� R.    J.    Mackenzie;, and   J.    IvI.  Young are in town  from   Toronto.  ��� y. G:  John Clarke, a well known mining man, of .Ains. worth,, left for the  Klondyke last, week;���  Mrs. Brougham 'has returned  from her southern trip and is again,  occupying her cottage on'Stanley  street. '  Mrs. -F-. W. Peters was  the   hostess at a large dance given   in   her  new home  on   Kootenay  street on  ''Monday evening.  Rev. Mr. Akehufst is en route  from England, but will spend  several 'days in Toronto before proceeding to Nelson.  Miss. Rath, teacher of the branch  public school at the Salvation  Army barracks, is confined to her  home through illness. Mrs. Reesor  is acting in her piace.  Rev.   James   MacFadden,    P. P.,  V. P., of Gweedore,   Co.   Donegal,  Ireland,   was   in   town   during the  week.      The  rev.   gentleman   is  a  great Nationalist, and  for his public utterances in what  he   believed  to be the best interests of his   coun-  ttw, has suffered   imprisonment   in  Londonderry   gaol.      His   mission  in this country is  to   co!4ect   funds  towards the building of a cathedral  church at Letter-ken 113'.  The boiler makers at the Albion  Iron Works, Victoria, are out on  strike.  Victor Rn the van the alleged ex-  priest who has been lecturing at  Victoria, has been sent to jail by  Chief Justice Davie to stand his  trial for   perjury.  A crowd of 200 fjnti-clerical students made a demonstration at Rome  on Wednesday- against the clerical  students, who, on Sunday at , St.  Peters, proclaimed Pope Leo XIII  " pope and king."  As we go to press a rumer is current that a murder was committed  at Whitewater last night. Inquiry  at the government office does not  confirm the rumor.  of his, Irish brother of the church,  but whether these were the grounds  uuon which the Chief of Police took  action   remains   to tbe seen,  The  incident is causing much unfavorable comment among the... Catholic  com'rhu 11 ity to whom the rev-, gen -  man came well recommended and  armed with the necessary credentials. '    '       '*-���"  Office Diaries for 1S08 at Thomson Stationery  o., L'td. ' ' *  /"T"A  an!  The:, only  first-class   saloon  in the  city.  The    Choicest    Liquors  always in  stock.  Mixed, drinks    of   all    kinds   a  specialty.  All the best brands of cigars are  to be had at  A  Iv  .O  D. A. ricBEATIi,   Proprietor.  Josephine St.,   -   Between Baker and Victoria.  '���i  i( IN  mm  Criterion Saw Sets, ' Ice Creepers,  Coal Oil Stoves, Queen Stoves,  Warrior Stoves and Kanges.  -     ���AT THE���  T "B���"^  I   GL  %j  ST    ^f  lP��  WA  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  P. O  ox  �����  Wa^oii work and 3? lacks mi thing in all its Branches.  g&s  !fiS><  S  r ��$��  H  ..A.   PROSSjER,' 'Manager;- Lake St.,  Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  r%^l~. W~*%  13  M ii  ill ni^L  TL  9  n �����  e  s,��  9  'aii  sna  1  ^ 4~  6 a, 1  M  >E.LS*��  9 n K ,  *'a fma \i  ^S^i  Telepnone 21  ood Supply of Skates always on hand  S   R  jf���f pa &9*rv.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Lawrence -iiai  m  Fresh'goods from the best markets  always on hand.  Special arrangements made for the  Lenten season.  Fresh  Fish,   Prime   PoultiT,   Reasonable Rates, -Worthy  Weight.  The house and lot owned bv the late Carrie Wilson, CORNER  BAKER AND HALL STREETS, being lot i, block 7, Nelson. An  early sale is desired. Rents for $100 per month in advance payments.  Apply for terms to  rv  WW a  q  pi  riGT!  f?VI8  Lr5  Try    those   tempting    things  trust us with your trade.  and  Kl3  I  -^a "^S���  1%1  BAKER  STREET,   iMELSON.  1^  Corner Josephine and  Latimer Streets. R. G. JOY, Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from  Kirkpatriek cK: Wilsor-,  Kiifcer  vcticct: C  G.  Davis, Ward Street;  T.J.  Scanlan,   Stanley   Street:    aid   IWunir.e  Grocery,  Hume  Addition.  Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  -U.��J"��HTlTI".rffWi*V^ p,  12  T\  Ii "' !  f.-i ;  !?������!  lis  *  liw  lo  i it-  i  -���!  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  if*  *&? Ear ^'4  I5A  Fresh Salmon,  Halibut,  Koc-k Cod. Smelt,   Perch,  f  Fresh and Canned Oysters,  Poultry, (dressed and alive)  win H.  rrop.  Jjg^Oppositc 1vhonison'K Boolvstore.  J. 1.1. McGregor  CORE.  II.  ll'RXET.  GuRt,. Bunnti &bu.5  Provincial  and   Dominion!   Land -Sur=  ���veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining;   Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of TiiJe to Mineral Claims, Sic.  NELSON,- -   - -   British  Columbia  m  ft *5F�� /?**    E   3  *P  ryr*si  rr  kiss?  r>���  ,Hi  .  Dominion ana  Pro vi ncml ^^^^^^  Land Surveyor,  inn fipf��for?i Hflsjeo ^eicnn R P.  1 am tired of.planning and toiling,  In the crowded hives of men;  Heart-weary of building and spoiling,  And spoiling and building again.  And 1 long for the dear old river,  Where I dreamed my life a,way���  For a dreamer lives forever,  And a toiler dies in a day.  T am sick of the showy seeming  Of the life that is half a lie,  Of the faces lined with .seheming  in the throng that hurries by.  F r o ���< n t! i e sleepless though t s 'endeavor  .1 would go where children play���  For a dreamer lives forever,  And a thinker dies in a day.  1 can feel no pride, but pity,  For the burdens the rich endure;  There hs nothing sweet in  tiie city  But the patient lives of the poor.  O. (he little hands too skilful,  And the child-mind choked with weeds  The daughter's heart grown wilful,  And the fathers heart' that bleeds.  No, no, from tiie street's rude bustle,  From trophies from mart and stage,  1 would fly to the woods' low rustle  And the meadow 's kindly page.  'Let us dream as of yore by the river,  And be loved for the dreai.ii a I way ���  For a. dreamer lives forever,  And a thinker dies in a clay.  mi      ** m  S3  <t(24i     &ia����A��iJS!&��l  mill Mnc Xnft Trial tnr linmoofip -hi mow  i.iuiu-. aiiu: Ouii. uuai  lui ..UufhuoUu ��� ������F-UIUU.iito  Blacksmith Goaf and Coke Contracts  c -   ���-  ade ��n application to''������'.:  !GflitiL  0 worn  !  \r nt/    mil  Telephone No 35  f*0>  T  J  H  ilO  I  ��  ^S^&^SKyr  ^[ ^  ,4-  rnetosrrapf  Corner Victoria and  Stanley Streets.  ��f  a^  ^ ��  "^ P   I "P 0 i t m n  i  fi  flntinipsi anri Wpf^N^^kp?'  Up%IU3Uc2    UISU.    Ci? U it 5li3:CV.AbS 5  McKillop  13  P.-  i  All  \vn\  ock,    Baker   street.  .    .    NOW OPEN ...    . .  Lieutenant-Governor    Chapleau  Iips  beo-un   the   oraetice- of law. in Samples of work may be seen in" the stores of Mr. J. O. Pa.tenaude  l?"   "   ^, ���   '��� " i watch maker ; Mr. J. Dover, watchmaker and jeweller :   Messrs.   Kirk  '  w . _ #      . patnek and Wilson s and at studio.  There   is   a   general    im pression   ~-~--~���~-_~-~^^ ^���~r_���_^_^^^    that Costa Rica\ind Nicaragua are j ft BRITISH .COLUMBIA    PRODUCT.  ver}r near war.  Mr.   Maxwell   will   introduce   a  hill to increase  the   Chinese  immi-  gration tax   from S50  to  ��500   per J  head. i  jTlP  ?y?  The   Canadian    Paciiic   c  ���mi ran teed  A larire numher of busi-  ness lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  tor sale in addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   Nelson,  ectors  j have   declared  ;i   hall   yearly  divi-  ���   i dend oi 2' ���>  oer cent., ���maki;i<>' four  i -    ���      1 O  ! ,    ���-  ; per ecu l lor  i ue ye r.  The chairman of the finance com- :  I mitfee    of    Montreal    pro]". sl-s    to j  [start a   huge  civic  lottery'   fr   the!  purpose of paying* tlie city tie; t.  Klondike fever is reported as a!  raging epidemic in the middle west- j  ern states. It is estimated that at !  least 25,000 men in Illim/is, Wis-:  cousin, Iowa, Indiana, and Miciii- l  gan are planning* to go to the  Yukon this  spring  Hungarian,  -\r y -ir X^  ^V ^:V -V A.  S tr on g 13 ak ers,  E8  ^fej^  <*&&  Bi  '.coiKtny,  o  buperhne.  J3ran,  n.  P P! " ,"-��� 3  "���?,: I ' ;' -  F5; I J .-' S ��~��      c " f* "���-������'j ?Ti rs Hi 51  (1.  Shorts,  Chicken Peed,  CJiod.  SfoiQfrpq.o"   P   -P  05  TORiER,   BEETOi    &   CQ���5  AGEiTS,   KELSON,  r  ("ive this Flour a Trial hch/re ]>fis:si 11 <*��� an opinion.  ^k;^ ^'ll i  ii  brokers and Manyfactu  cc?  rers  MgentS.  oin|jaii3"  Agents for Manitoba  Produce   C  Wheat Manna,  W. J.   Peudray's Soaps, M  Biscuits, Etc.  Gold   Drop  Flour,  R.  Smith   &   Co's  .*->  NELSON, B. C.  The   Nelson   Wine  ! hjiiors.  Co.   carry  only   the    best  spring Lr<M>ds have arrived com |.risin��: all the  latest novelties in iv.eed suitings, l'ancv worsteds and 1 .a 111 in;.' at  IJuss's.  P. O.  Box 498.  *&-'',  fcaPWS^MWB^^


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