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With which is incorporated THE NATION; of Victoria, <B. C.
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VOL. II.
NELSON,  B. C,   WEDNESDAY,- FE.B RUARY 8^1899.,
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THE NELSON EQONOniST.
Issued evfefy Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.
D. M. Carley ■.., .' Publisher
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EDITORIAL COMMENT.
Joe Martin was turned down.
Victoria could not be bribed with the prom
ises of a Cabinet Minister.
Mr. Hume's friends say it is a cold day
when their candidate gets left. The indications are that there will be an exceedingly
cold spell next Tuesday.
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Preserve the Constitution and  vote for Far-
well.
A  vote for Farwell   is a  vote for   freedom
from the tyranny of Joe Martin.
The party in power has not redeemed one of
its ante-election promises.
Constitutional government is our heritage.
Any attempt to subvert the privileges guaranteed by the Constitution must be resented.
TLerefore, vote as you believe and build up
the big majority.
J. Fred Hume is a respectable  gentleman,
low long would he remain   respectable in his
"present   political   environment.     Evil   communications   corrupt good  manners.    Therefore vote-for Farwell arid keep  Mr.  Hume at
home.'
Mr. Patterson, the Martin candidate at Vh>
toria, said he didn't care for^'t'he"-constitution."
In this respect Mr. Patterson bears a  remarkable resemblance-to Lieut-Governor Mclnnes.
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A vote for Hume is a vote'for 'JoeMartin.
Junius says the ruim-or prosperity'.of a stale,
depends upon trieadministajiorTo'Mts govern-,
ment.    Therefore vote for Farwell7 arid ensure
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good government. "  "   '   -"•■•-   '•
"Union-for. .the benefit of' his son;"^..,said Mr/'-"
!'Go'rdon;.Hunter at a-meetihg'i'n" Victoria thV
other night. . :.., ^      [ :- -'• ^
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!    "Edcourage Opposition'' by voting for' Far- J'
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•    Six'days, more and-Neiso-n.-ridihg will be re-.
{deemed;- ,Swell'the majority.. ":   "     "/' •' :; . ,
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The Torreris system j' Margin's pet' scheme,
would result" in'confusion whew a'rip'lied . to
our mines.       " '' .• ■••. >.- . ,        ""'"-'' "     .'-;,
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Vote  for Farwell arid'the  introduction  of -
capital to develop our mi vies, no   matt'er from
what source in :mav come.< , .    ' %    ■
It does not 'require • mueh/poli-ticaj,. sagacity
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or any extraordinary depth of observation, to
foresee the "evil consequences of retaining Joe
Martin in office." Stride a blow atthe one-man
power by voting for FarweFL ••-
The Government headquarters in Nelson
might easily be mistaken for a morgue. -It is
said that a well-known- body-snatcher frequents the place. ■ t
This Province needs business legislators—
hot fanatics like Joe Martin. Vote for Far-
well.        '     •" . ,-, .
Farwell has Hume bottled up.
Express   your   disapproval .of  a   one-man
government by casting your vote for Farwell.
The Official Gazette announces that Mr.
Cotton will hold tiie portfolio of Minister of
Mines and Provincial Secretary during.Mr.
Hume's absence. This is regarded as a huge
joke in Nelson.
Mr. Hume's friends in  Victoria are singing
that beautiful song:    "He'll never come back."
"Brutus sacrificed his son to uphold the
constitution of his country. It has been left
for a Liberal Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia to sacrifice his country and its consti-
:iVo'te ;fo'r principles bhl'y:
•   There is no disloyalty ,equal "to disloyalty, to'*;"'   v"-":  •-.-
the Constitution.    Vote for'Far well-and "savV"""1 •
the Constitution. - .   ,.        ' "'' - - - /.;-..  ^     '"" '   "•? .-■
•   i The iTrihune.  opposed"-the   passage'" of the
■' Alien .Exclusion Act, and.-at the time gave its,
■ reasons   therefor. - The .reasons ' are ;:just   as"
good^ to-day as they were wlYeri.'the hiiLwas be-*
ing   considered  by the  legislative-..assembly/
—Tribune.      ' :     "v-
J .-Fred Hume was'the;,s.ppnsor for that bill.
Votei for Farwell. *      /;-...    •     ''" '"
Messrs!.- D.mne and Prentice, whor hold their •
seats  during the   present -''session t?y   statute/
1 will probably lose  them "when the, petitions .
come to, trial a;id opponents  of the   Government will   be elected in their   stead;  North
East Kootenay vviii*stand true ,to'fhe-oppasir.
tion; Nelson  will be  won, and with the: elec-;j
tion of three members in Victoria, Joe Martin
will be defeated. .
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The Tribune's interview with Capt, Hay-
ward was the most effective morsel of cam-
paign literature'used in the  Victoria contest.
What the government supported by Hon.
J. Fred Hume has done for Nelson is repre:
sen ted by a cypher.
Let "Kootenay First" be the battle cry. •
What interest has the people of British Columbia in the personal animosity of "the-Attorney-General towards Mr. Sifton?
Should it ever   happen that  way,  and   we
hope not,  that Public Executioner  Holbrook   ,
should be called upon   to adjust a  cravat for
the editor of the Tribune, we trust he will'over    -
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5BHBBt«iam?3sawiuuuLmMiBMiu THE ECONOMIST  I?     1  I  it  11!  :  - .  n 11  IN  ���I?  1   i  M  J*'  I:   a Si  I  ^  1  l I  J If  I! J  II  H H  s  IK".  MM  hd  111  /���s  I!  look the unjust reference made to his "offensive partisanship" in that paper last Saturday evening, and deal gently with the erring  one.  The sixth paragraph on column 3, page 1,  beginning "Messrs. Deane and Prentice," etc.,  should have been credited to a speaker at a  recent political meeting in Victoria. The  ���mission was not noticed until after page 1  was printed.  The Tribune is not an "organ," therefore it  does not give blind and unthinking support  to any government, not even the government  in which J.   Fred  Hume   holds   a portfolio.  ���Tribune.  Mark your resentment for a one-man  government by marking your ballot for Farwell.  Referring to the carrying on of required improvements, Mr. Farwell says in hU address:  "J advocated in my last candidature, and  still propose to support, the building of useful roads, trails, and bridges, in the district,  and was pleased to see last year the commencement of some public works of that nature. I regret to find that practically all  such improvements in this Riding were  ���topped upon the acceptance of office by the  Hon. Mr. Hume. With regard to public  buildings, appropriations were made last session for additional school accommodations,  and a Land Registry Office in Nelson. A3 to  the former the sum voted has been expended  in a dilatory manner greatly inconveniencing  the Trustees, teaching staff and pupils. As  to the latter no attempt has been made to  uupply the grave want. It may be remarked  when in Opposition the Hon. Mr. Hume  strenuously pointed out the inconvenience of,  having to register all documents affecting  land, in Victoria, and advocated the building of the office in Nelson."  The Globe* Victoria's new evening daily, has  made its appearance. The new paper is  strictly metropolitan in its get up, and from  its editorial utterances, we would infer  that it intends to strike an offending  head wherever and whenever it finds one.  The following extract from the Globe (which  is Liberal in politics), should interest our  readers at the present time: "It is fitting  that in this, the first issue of the Daily Globe.  something should be said regarding the most  interesting figure in politics in British Columbia to-day���Hon. Joseph Martin. Mr. Martin  is a remarkable man. Clever, pugnacious,  vindictive, unscrupulous and tricky, Mr.  Martin would bea remarkable man anywhere.  Coming here but a few months ago, a comparative stranger, hestands to-day the self-chosen  uncrowned king of British Columbia. This  is a remarkable achievement by a remarkable  man. Everyone knows how this came about.  Mr. Martin joined the then Opposition pa ty  & few weeks previous to tne last general  elec  tion.   He found the party virtually leadtrless.  This   was   his   opportunity.   He  would   be  leader.    Now, when Mr. Martin wants a thing  he wants it quickly.   So what did Mr. Martin  do?   He simply told Mr. Semiin in so many  words, at a caucus of the party, after the elections had been held, and when the fate of the  two parties was in the balance, that he wanted  the leadership.   He intimated to Mr. Semiin,  that he (Mr.  Semiin) was a weak, vacilating  old man, incapable of   acceptably filling the  position of   leader, and   that he should  step  down and  out and give   the position to  Mr.  Martin.   That's a way Mr.  Martin has.    Mr.  Semiin was   just  recovering* from the shock  experienced by this gentle hint, when he was  called upon  by   the  Lieutenant-Governor to  form a cabinet.    What has occurred since is  fresh in the memory of everyone.   Mr. Semiin is Premier in name only, and Mr. Martin���  Svengali, the Hypnotist���is directing the affairs of the country in   accordance with his  own sweet will.   And what is his own sweet  will ?   Mr. Martin is after the Laurier Government with a long knife.    He wants revenge  for a real   or fancied slight  received at the  hands of the Federal Government.    Had Mr.  Martin lived  in Corsica  this quarrel would  have assumed the nature of a  vendetta,  and  been handed down from  father to son  until  spite was satisfied.    Stripped of his political  prestige, Mr. Martin was  powerless to inflict  serious injury upon the Ottawa Government,  but now!    What an opportunity!   In control  of the   legislature of British Columbia,  supported in the country by a misguided and deluded following, what opportunities there are  for^revenge���r-r-r-ven-n-n-ge!"  Mr. Bostock, unaccompanied by his chap-  erone, Walter Nichol, addressed a meeting at  the Hume Hall, last Monday evening. Mr.  Bostock is not an orator, but it is only fair  to say that he has improved considerably  since his last appearance here.  Remember, you are not violating your  friendship for Mr. Hume by refusing to worship at the shrine of Joe Martin.  With the mystic words "Kootenay First"  emblazoned on our banners, let us meet the  foe next Tuesday.  Why should   British   Columbia be   left a  prey to the dark machinations of one man?  There is a spirit of distrust and dissatisfaction at the methods of the present government, therefore turn it our and get responsible  government.  Mr. Farwell contends "that the legislation  already pas=ed during the present sitting of  the Provincial House of Assembly is against  the interests of our mining industry. The  Alien Bill prohibiting aliens from working in  the placer mines of the Province is even now  having a retarding effect on the   development  of our metalliferous mines. It is interpreted  as the introduction of the thin edge of the  wedge, towards, probably next session, introducing legislation to prohibit aliens from  prospecting and developing the mineral resources of Kootenay." He adds "that the  miners of Kootenay view with alarm any  radical changes in the mining laws as calculated to prevent the introduction of capital,  thereby contracting the field of labor."  We want our mines developed, yet Mr.  Hume's bill prohibits the introduction of  foreign labor and capital.  When "Fighting Joe" Martin gets through  blacking the eye of the honorable member for  Okanagan he may proceed to shatter confederation into its original fragments.���Ottawa  Citizen.  Bluffers must not be encouraged in British  Columbia. If the word goes abroad that men  of small calibre can come into this Province  and within two years from their arrival here  run everybody and everything in the place,  what will be thought of a people who have not  nerve enough to resist such encroachments on  their rights?  , A special dispateh to the Post-Intelligencer  at Seattle, says : " Hon. Robert Beaven,  formerly premier and finance minister, states  that the exclusion bill has already driven  hundreds of thousands of dollars out of  British Columbia, and will have a bad effect  even if it is now repealed. Though in favor  of provincial rights, he hopes the dominion  will disallow the bill, as it is pernicious in  principle and against the true interests of  British Columbia. Hitherto, the policy has  been to encourage Americans to come here,  and it is not honest now to suddenly shut the  door in their faces after they have invested  their capital. To put it on the lowest ground,  it would unsettle business and be a great  financial loss to British Columbia, as outsiders would not have the faith in the place  as a safe place for investment."  The following paragraph in Mr. FarwelPs  address appeals directly to miners: "The  privilege formerly existing of a free miner who  had inadvertently allowed his license to  lapse, being reinstated in his rights upon the  payment of a small fee, was heartily endorsed  by me; and the withdrawal of this privilege  by the Minister of Mines was an arbitrary act  which has already resulted in loss to miners,  prospectors and others, and is calculated in  the future to operate disastrously to those interested in mining."  The following from the Kaslo Prospector  touches a point that w�� do not remember having ever been raised before: "Mr. Bostock is  reported to have said while in Kaslo, that he  would endeavor, during the coming session  of the Dominion parliament,   to have    th��  ) THE ECONOMIST.  Kootenaysset apart into a separate parliamentary district. If our representative  means by this that he proposes to have an  additional member assigned to the province,  it is very doubtful if it can be legally done  before the results of the census , to be taken  in 1900 are known. If on the other hand  he intends to have a member taken from, the  Representation of Vancouver Island and given  '..Jo the * provincial mainland, it is almost  peradventure that his proposal is beyond the  power of the . Dominion government or  the Dominion parliament. Such a re-arrangement, as , matters presently stand, belongs  solely to the Imperial government and must  be done by Imperial-order-in -council, or transferred to the Dominion government  in  like  manner.  77  The last paragraph" in Mr. FarwelPs address merits the serious condition of the electors.. It reads: "While opposed to a large  portion of the legislation introduced by the  present Government, I am independent and  intend if elected to support in the Legislative  Assembly measures,-no matter by-whom introduced, which are for the benefit of the  Province and will especially give my support  to whatever may assist in developing and tend  towards the prosperity of the Kootenay District. I wish to deal fairly and openly by  the electors and think it right for me to add  that I am a Conservative and if in the future  party lines should be drawn, I will be found  allied with the supporters of that party."  George Luther Lennox "orated" for the last  government; George is "orating" for the pressed government, and to beconsistent'according to George's code of political etthiacs, he  will "orate" for the  next   and all future governments.  . Although politically opposed to W. A.  Jowett, we are constrained to- congratulate  that gentleman or: his prospective appointment as the inspector of noxious weeds.  Mr. Farwell is "opposed to the hasty passage of miniug legislation without giving the  mining communities   the opportunity of con-  . sidering such measures. Such hastv proced-  ure   is   unusual   in this Province and   detri-  : mental-to the best interests of our great mining industries."  ������&������  "���"��  Mr. Bo tock has promised that the uniforms for the "Kootenay Life Guards" will  reach here in a f e w day s. This indu.ces the  hope that before long we will behold that old  warrior, Lieut. W. A. Galliher,; once more  struggling for achievement on the tented  field. ���'���'���-.���"'.-  The presence of Sidney Stockton Taylor on  the -'-platform at Mr. Bostock's meeting was a  cause for much comment and amusement  among old Liberals in the audience. A few  years  ago Mr.   Taylor was cheering   himself  hoarse for the Conservatives at Edmonton and  now he is nodding assent ' to the charges  brought against the "G. 0. P.," as he was accustomed to call it, by such able statesmen as  Mr. Bostock. The speaker of the evening  wisely refrained from telling the audience how  some lawyers became Q. C.'s, consequently  Mr. Taylor was spared some humiliation.  Mr. Farwell is in "favor of further extend-  ing the,public school system, and' placing  greater powers in the hands of the school  trustees in organized localities, thereby increasing the efficiency of the schoo.l"  <=>  The spectacle of.John Houston imbibing inspiration from the mental fountain of that  all-wise, statesman, W. A. Jowett, is simply,  enthralling.  Mr. Farwell advpci.tes '*a change in the  mineral act to compel all partners in a mining  claim to bear their share of the assessment  work, or forfeit'their interest."  i , ���   <:' The real issues in the [.resent contest must  not b overlooked. It is not Mr. Hume, so  : much as his government, that is on trial  | Dealt with either from the standpoint of the  benefit of Kootenay 'as a portion of the Province, or for the general good of the Province as  a whole, we believe that that government has  been found woefully wanting. The false  economy adopted by the Martin administration, as applied to the Province as a  whole, has resulted in disaster. It is not wise  to be economical to the verge of penury in a  new prov.nce. Every industry upon which  we hope to build up a great and glorious future must be encouraged, otherwise it is only a  matter oi time until we fall far behind in the  race for commercial and industrial supremacy.  Moreover, fabulous sums of money��have been  ���. 0  expended in making, known1 to the world our  incomparable resources and encouraging immigration; now one immigrant, and a most  undesirable one at that, comes forward and  bars the door' against -further immigration.  It is falUcyHo assume thai the present policy  of the government in barring out aliens will  only apply   to the placer   mine.-;, the logical  ' sequence is that the same legislation will be  mule to apply to the quartz mining industry.  If the people of Kootenay want-to build a  fence around their undeveloped mineral resources, they can express their determination  of doing so. at the . polls next Monday. Already a feelirig of unrest and.distrust has b.e-  trayed itself   in the'  mind-; of the   men who  :" have capital invested in the quartz mining industry of the country. It is no unusual thing  nowadays to pick up an American newspaper  and read in flaming headlines the j^arhihg'to  keep away from British Columbia. The  reader does not 'pause to consider that ho far  aliens are only barred from the placer '-mine's,,  but takes it for granted that the whole min^  ing industry of the Province is to be reserved  for British subjects only.    Men who are trav  elling throughout   the Province report from  day to day that development work is being re-   ,  tarded on   account   of the  suspicion   in the  -minds of many that only investment in the  way of capital and labor is safe when made  by*,British" subjects. A gentleman, who is  well acquainted with the conditions prevailing  here has estimated that over $300,000 has  been lost to the Province already by this  piece of fool-legislation. With such a .. blow  delivered in cold blood at our staple, industry,  what are we to expect in the future? Taking ,  a narrow view of the situation, what has the  present government done for Nelson and the  district ? Trails and roads that were under  construction when the Martin government'  took hold have been abandoned, and develop-'  ment work has thus been retarded, they  may have in contemplation many pleasant  surprises for this district, but people generally  regard the future as nothing more than a con-'  tinuation of . the  past.    Joseph Martin  may  1 make promises, but the people of West Kootenay will not put much faith in the  promises  ��� of kings.    They  know that so far,  the ante-"  . election promises of .Mr., Martin and   his followers,have not been fulfilled, and it is fair to v  presume that promises made by Mr. Hume at  the present time will never be redeemed./ We  ,. have nothing to expect from the present government, except-we return to the Legislature a  man ,well acquainted with our needs, and with- ..  " enough backbone to express himself, even in  the presence of so imposing a figure as a pre-. ���������'  sumptuous, ill-conditioned carpet-bagger.  Mr. Farwell is a man of strong character. He  will not quail before the frown of the immortal Joseph, He will not be deceived by  falsehoods, but will deal in a practical manner with legislation, no matter from what  source it may emenate. Just imagine Mr.  Farwell acting as sponser to a bill so,- narrow  as the Alien Mining Act. There is not one  clause in that .act for which Mr. Farwell  would have assumed responsibility. He  would have realized at once that it struck at  the very heart of the country's progress, and  would not have hesitated to inform Mr.  Martin on this point, even at the peril of that  ��� great man's displeasure. It was quite the reverse with Mr. Hume. He introduced that  bill in the house, and in so doing practically  endorse every provision therein contained.,  It is useless to take the view that it will not  affect us heiv, and that-it is none of our funeral. Not only will it affect us in future, but  it has already resulted in injury. The extent of that injury crnnot be approximated at  the present time. ���  What is needed more than anything else in  the present,Legislature, so-far as we are concern ed , i s a man w ho ca n thro w so me 1 i gh ton  the situation here. 'The trouble down at Victoria is that too many members know very  little about our ���requirements^ and the fact  that we have been sending men there who were  utterly incapable of explaining matters and <  failed to lift a protesting voice whe nour rights  were encroached upon has given rise to the  suspicion-that we are satisfied with the crumbs  that fall from the tables of  more favored-dis-  SRWROHBBWWWre  snRimmmmn* M:.  :��:  S.J.'  .�����:�����������;<-.���  :#  THE ECONOMIST  I I  ii $  m  tlil  m  MW  tricts. This must not continue. We have to  start on the right track some time, and why  not begin next Tuesday by electing A. S. Far-  well.  Mr. Farwell considers "that the parsimonious administration of public affairs inaugurated by the .present government, is  calculated to seriously endanger efficiency of  the civil service and hamper the transaction  of public business."  Speaking of Joe Martin, a Winnipeg gentleman writes : "It will be a long time before Manitoba,gets over his political gymnastics." Already his blighting presence has  spread a pall over British Columbia.  coincidence that licenses should be granted now  but it is likely to create a bad impression.  The hotelkeepers of Creston are not under any  obligation to the government; on the contrary,  they have a grievance against Mr. Martin for  the. dilatory manner in which their ri hts  were considered.  Scientific parties are the latest diversions fn  the world of fa&hion. A New York woman has  opened the ball by an experimentation with  liquefied air in her draping-room for the benefit of her guests. The preformer cooked steak  and eggs and then called down a tiny snow  storm to show the wide range of possibilities in  this remarkable discovery.  HERE AND THEFE.  The Ontario government proposes to take  action to close up the dives in Toronto.  It is reported in Winnipeg that Mr. Jl S.  Ewart will be the new chief justice of Manitoba.  The Baptist mission board, intends  sending  missionaries to labor among the Doukohobors,-  in Manitoba.  J,  Archbishop Langevin, of St. Boniface, Man.,  is confined to the palace with a severe attack  of influenza.  An Ottawa dispatch says: Mr. Joseph Martin, oncethe pet of the Liberal dailies of Eastern   Canada,  is now their pet aversion.   The  Grit Free Press says: "The very vitriolic utterances  of Joseph   Martin  and  the  Czir-like  course adopted in British Columbia do not appear to be strengthening the local administration.   The    bye-elections  have at least not  changed the situation."  Victoria returned three opposition members;  the irregular methods in Northeast Kootenay  will be protested, and  Nelson riding will return   A.    S.   Farwell-and   there    you   are,  . Joseph.  Mr. Justice Martin is holding court in Nelson. This is his first here in his official capacity.  In Britain during the last 10 years 38 bankers  and merchants have left at their death estates aggregating] ��19,478,085, an average of  ��512,578 each.    Coalowners, ironm isters and  engineers to the number af 110 died possessed  of   a    respectable   sum of   ��240,487  apiece.  Money-lenders run coal-owners very close, for  93 of them died worth collectively ��1^,444,878  while the 193. manufacturers only possessed  ��208,063 each.  The ninth triennial international Sunday  school convention will be held at Atlanta,  Georgia, in April. The convention will rep-'  resent thirty million Sunday school scholars,  and 200,000 schools. The largest gathering  | in the history  of the  Association is expected.  Lord S*lisbury;has appointed a triumvirate  court to arbitrate the boundary dispute between the Argentine Republic and Chili, The  court will be presided over by a British Supreme Court Judge, and will"be assisted by  experts, a surveyor, and a geographer.  Victoria Colonist :  The News-Advertiser explains the defeat of  the   government candidates in this city by assigning several reasons,  but omits two.    One of those, omitted is  the  detestation   of Martinesque   methods,   which  loyalty to the Attorney-General  would naturally prevent the Finance Minister from mentioning, and the other was  the constitutional  question, which  a member of the Semiin government could   hardly  be  expeeted to   say  much about.  The deal combining all the important distilleries in Kentucky into one great corporation has been successful.  u It is announced that the Merchants Bank of  Halifax, like the Bank of Nova Scotia, is  about to open a branch in Havana, Cuba.  TheSeamora regiment has returned to Cor-  unna, Spain from Cuba. In June, 1895, it  sailed for Cuba 1,400 strong, but\ only 300  men returned alive.  The reports concerning a dispute between  the executors of the will of the late Empress  of Austria and the Bank of England are officially declared to b'e entirely incorrect.  Hon. Col. McMillan, provincial treasurer of  Manitoba, who has been on a visit of a couple  of months to the southern states, has returned  to Winnipeg completely restored to good  health.  The Paris Figaro declares that the negotiations between the British and French governments do not concern, as supposed, Newfoundland and Madagascar, but the B,ihr-El-  Ghazal district of the Nile Valley.  The circumstance of the granting of  liquor  licenses at this time  to the hote'-keepers   at  Creston has been a subject of infavorablecomment.    These  hotel-keepers   have  had  their  buildings ready  for some  time and also  had  otherwise   complied   with   the   requirements  necessary for the securing of a license; but for  one cause, or another  have been denied   the  privilege  of engaging  in  the sale  of  liquor.  At one time it was said to be the policy of the  government to refuse liquor  licenses in  railroad camps,   and other less  cogent   reasons  were advanced at intervals.   Now, on  the eve  of an election, it is announced  that  these licenses have been granted.   It may be  only a  French returns show that 30,000,000 visiting cards passed through the post office the  first week in January,, a notable proof of the  survival of old-fashioned French politeness.  Fashionable society tried [for some seasons to  kill the custom, but the people cling to it  more fondly than ever:  Last week 210 visited the reading peoples'  rooms of the Free Public Library and an increased number of books were loaned out.  During the week Mr. W. H. Grant and Miss:  Outram contributed books to the library.  The order for,bosks was sent to Toronto some  time ago and the books will probably arrive  this week.  Ex-Premier Crispi, of Italy, interviewed on  the proposed peace conference, said: "The conference will decide nothing. The sole possible  result will be that the powers will align themselves in the arbitration tribunal. I hope that  I am wrong, but I think that a general war is  more probable than a general disarmament."  Believers in the gospel of heredity are making much of the fact that the two sons of Hal-  lam Tennyson, grandsons of the late laureate,  named Aubrey and Lionel Tennyson, have  just won prizes in an original competition contest in a child's magrzine. Aubrey is aged  seven years. The theme of composition was  "My happiest day." ,  One hundred and sixty-one cases of smallpox have been reported at Havana.  The report that Patti   was to marry Ceder-  strom, a professor  of  massage, led   a wicked  German   newspaper to point out the  connection of events that has led to the union.    "It  is  well known," ii. says,   "that, the   name of  Patti was given to a  remarkable  automaton  constructed by   a modern Vancanson  named  Strekosch.    The Patti sang very well in Paris  in 1876, and since then the wonderful piece of  mechanism has been exhibited in   all Europe  and America.    At the age of twenty the Patti  was allowed to buy a husband, a marquis, who  was not soon got rid of.    She was then   singing with a tenor whom she loved and married.  The tenor lost  his voice   and died last   year.  Even the inimitable mechanism of Strakosch  began to show signs of wear and   tear.    Madame Patti began   to  grow  fat.    A  masseur  was summoned.    He rubbed and kneaded and  restored   vigor to the  springs  of the   figure.  The concealed nightingale will  consequently  sing again.   Pygmalion has given life to the  statue, for it is a golden one, and married it.  Long life to husband No. 3, joy be with them  both, and glory to massage". THE ECONOMIST.  THE COURT.  /i  When the Judge took his seat on the bench  there were several in the dock.' The first  called upon was ex-Mayor Houston.  " John Houston, stand , up," sternly remarked the, Judge. "You have been charged  with laying your profane hands on a minister  of the now only one true apostolic church, St.  .'Raul's (Presbyterian). I am surprised that  an old Scotch Covenanter like you should cast  any reflection upon the cloth, and I regard  your offense, as nothing short of sacrilege. It  is simply unaccountable that a man with your  religious training should so far forget himself  as to even suggest that the pastor,of a church  ��� was meddling in politics. After a fair trial  you have been found guilty, and the sentence  of this court is that you shall be excommunicated   for   three   years!    Take   him   away." ���  The culprit had a humorous leer in .his eye  while being removed'from the court-room.  .; Tne next on thelistwafc Hotii J. Fred Hume.  The ^udgecast a"' sympathetic 'glance1 at- the  offender and remarked : "I am sorry to1'see  you in your, present predicament. .You have  ;had an -excellent opportunity to serve the people who placed their t,^ in you. You have  neglected to take advantcge. ,of that tide^ in  your political affairs which would have led on  to fortune. You have not: only overlooked  your own opportunities but vou have.also  violated the promises you made-just previous  'to'the last time wherryou.-asked for .only one  more chance. You have broken faith with  the people once more; therefore, your case is  a  particularly   aggravating  one.    You   will  come up for sentence next Tuesday."  i, *.    . i f\ ..        ���> .  iThe Judge all at once became reflective, and  . in a moment of inspiration dashed off the following:  .   J. Fred bade his friends good-bye,  He was going to the fight,-,  . . ',   'Twas a struggle and he knew it,  'Cause he hadn't just done right.  "Just hold down my portfolio,"  He said to Carter C,   c  "And don't let Higgins swipe it-  He's after it, I see."  But Fred will never go back, he'U never go back,  His portfolio he'll never see more,  . And Higgins will sigh in the sweet by-and-bye���  When they meet on that beautiful shore.  " George Luther Lennox, the charge against  . you, I regret to say, has been conclusively  proven. It is alleged that you are a profes-  sianal, 'prator;' that you were particularly  persistent that you should be permitted to  'orate' for the late government, and that you  are equally anxious to raise your voice for the  present government. What do you mean by  thus going around the country advocating one  set of principles one day and denouncing the  ) same the day following? Did any man over  ��� gain anything by such conduct? Who knows  but what you may be condemning next week  the men you are now extolling as paragons of  virtue and righteousness? I may say now,"  said the Judge, as he glanced over his gold-  rimmed spectacles, "that the position of land  registrar will still be vacant for some time to  come. . In the meantime you can go on suspended sentence. I never want to look upon  your face again."  "Sidney Stockton Taylor, forward," said  the Judge, ["order in the court."] "It is alleged that you,have.been, guilty,of the. offense  of inconsistency. The evidence goes to show  that as late as. 1896, you were travelling  night and day over the bleak, barren malarial  prairie, predicting all sorts of, calamities , in  case a certain tribe known as Grits should  gain the,ascendancy over, another, tribe known  as Tories. Grittism, according to.the doc-  trines you then proclaimed was only another  name for ruin. Moreover, you said the Tories  were Canada's chosen people. Where do I  find you now? [Silence in the. court.] Actually consorting with the tribe you once held  up to scorn. It is said that on a recent occasion you entered a meeting plaee of these  people and smiled approvingly as one of their  ring-leaders flagellated the very tribe with  which you once worshipped.- Such conduct  must not be tolerated, and if you came before  hie again, I will deal severely with you!"'"'  "George Hamilcon Neelands it, is said you  have been practicing the principles of Paul, to  the end that vou may be all things to all  men. 'Your.case is not covered by the law,  but I may say that all men may discover your  principles someday and then you will be undone.   You can go."  "John Ayton Gibson," and the Judge  smiled benignly as John stood up. "I am  pleased to say you are .honorably acquitted.  A. jury of your fellow-citizens and countrymen have placed themselves on record as believing that you are always consistent. In  other words they say you are always found in  one place. In these days, of professional orators, it is a pleasure to meet a man who never  wavers,in his devotion to a cause, be that  cause right or wrong. I esteem it a special  privilege to meet a man like you. Your  friends, I understand, are legion, and I can  very well understand why they place such  confidence in you. It is needless to say you  are honorably discharged."  The court adjourned until Tuesday.  The fire at Rossland was not so disastrous  as it was supposed it would be. The damage  did hot amount,to over $500.  Montreal Gazette: "FightingJoe Martin,"  in his encounter with Mr. Ellison, seems to  have used his hands for everything but striking his opponent, and people are beginning to  wonder if his reputation doe3 not depend more  on his readiness to exercise his jaw than on  his capacity for "taking care of himself."  There is a hope growing that someday his  tongue will bring him in contact with a Sharkey, and that his reputation as a combatant  will go to join Corbett's.  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  Miss Maud Pitt has. gone to San  Francisco.  The lecture and concert in the Presbyterian  church last night was well attended.  i -  '?. J. Itussell, local manager of the Parsons  Produce Co., in company with manager J. A:.  Rogers, is making a trip through the Boundary  country.  Mr'.  A.  H.  Holdrich   will give  a popular  chemical  lecture,  with  experiments, an  the'  Church of England Mission Room, on Thurs-  day evening, Feb. 9, at 8 Pr m.    "Fire" is the  subject of the lecture.   . r  r ���       ������������-���        ���  The All-Star Specialty Co. will open, the  Nelson Opera house next Monday night. The  company has recently been in Ross .d where  they flayed to good houses. The new opera  house will be occupied every night next week  with this company.    n  The.matron of the hospital received  from the Ladies HospitalAid in the month of  January the following,.: 8.tables, 2 screens, 1  easy chair, 8 yards cretonne, i*2l night' 'shirts,  48 yards pillow'cotton, 90 yards' sheeting,; 36  towels, 6 yards oil cloth, 105( yards- cheesecloth���amounting in all in value'to $ 0.43.  * * i . ~ j , \  * C * I (  The recent soft spell of weather has had a  damaging effect on the mine owners of' Moy'ie  in getting started shipping ore. Five cars for  the St. E igene have been on the siding since  last Sunday, but only two have been loaded,  it being impossible to get the ore down from  the mine owing to the bad condition of the  road. But, when the roads are in condition  for hauling, three teams will be put on and  the ore will be brought down at the rate of.  about 30 tons a day.���Prospector.  The splendid victory won in Victoria by the  candidates of the  Opposition party,   while  it  was a personal triunphfor   Messrs.. Turner,  Hall and MiPhiliips,  who n we  heartily congratulate, was something more���it was the expression  of a   freedom-loving people  against  the unjust acts of  the Queen's   representative  in this Province, of those of his usurping  advisers and   of the personality of Hon. Joseph  Martin who  is really  the the Government of  the day.    It was   this   latter  individual who,  with carpet bag in   hand, succeeded,  through  circumstances which  availed  his purpose,  in  getting a seat   in   the  House  from  this constituency, and who immediately proceeded to  introduce���-where  before the gentlemen held  gWay__those nefarious   practices which   have  banished  him from   every place, in which he  has heretofore resided.    The electorate of the  city of Victoria told Lieut,-Governor Mclnnes  yesterday   that he   was  an unconstitutional  representative of our beloved Queen and Hon.  Joseph Martin that his rule is nearing itsend.  It was   this  latter   personage who  declared  himself above  precedent���a  heritage  that is  the boast  of the proud  race from   which we  spring.---Vancouver World. .,-,:..,���  ^��$$&5?3tEE3IS��"^  ���*l  V*i& i.i*"** *���*��*��� "Wil"* THE ECONOMIST,  . pm  Irnt.  mm  vX W':  He  yll:  f||;f  y'Si  ���Am---  W  m  111  ��� J. SN  lit  lis  *M  "llfc  -'ft i'jfl; '^;-'  '���Se**J.:;;vV  ���||l-;"y  My  my  Mas   ������; .���  ft'"  '85  ill  l|  lit  III!:'  lip  my  A  m  i  H  S>3 if  IN THE SMALLEY SET.  Very few of the women in Pottstown could  have told you, if suddenly questioned, what  were thefr aims in life. They tried from day  today and hour to hour to do their duty to  husband , children, home and the chnrch.  ���  But   Mrs. Loper   had'one  ambition, "one  clearly defined   purpose'.    It   was  to be   admitted "to   the Smalley   set.    She   probably  never  put this desire into words, even to her-  '    self, but it dominated her life.  Now the Smalley cl ique d id not by any means  comprise the most scholarly or refined or best  :.,     bred, nor even the wealthiest people  in Pottstown.   Their claim   to social   distinction was  *     based solely upon the fact that they had lived  in Pottstown   longer   than   their   neighbors.  .Outsiders wondered why anybody should stay  in the "little smoky  mill town who could get  out of it.     But these people, simply  because  they have- lived for three .generations in  its  '   smoke and grime, held themselves  haughtily  aloof from later comers, whom they regarded  very much as the nobles of Saint Germain'did-  ., the canaille of'.Bonaparte's day.  Mrs. Loper was' a new  corner.^ Her husband was a lawyer of ability,  his  eloquence  had gained him a reputation   throughout the  "country:    He was a man of integrity, of much  distinction in manner and character; he   was  able to support his  wife   in   comfort,  even  ��� luxury.'But  Mrs.  Loper,  coming.to liye in  Pottstown a few years after her marriage, felt  herself to be one of the canaille.  Mrs. Smalleydid not call upon her.  There were many other women in the town  outside of this  exclusive circle.    Mrs.  Pierce,  the stately old lady in the great house on the  hill,   had- quietly withdrawn  from   it.'   She  ��� looked   with   cold   disapproval   upon    Mrs.  Smalley   and her fast, foolish  coterie.    The  Langdons gathered a.musical, literary  group  .about  them and  keenly enjoyed their  social  life.    There were many earnest, devout people  too, who were wholly occupied with charitable  and religious, work, and never spent a thought  on their fashionable neighbors.  .   Mrs. Loper  knew that she could find  congenial companions among any of these people  ,  ���in her secret soul -she sneered at   little Mrs.  Smalley's ignorance and vulgar pretensions���  but she was wretched as  long as that arbiter  of society in Pottstown did not call nor invite-  her to her receptions.  .For, although the Smalley set was pretentions and under bred, it was acknowledged to  be the haut ton of. Pottstown. If you had a  card to Mrs. Smalley's receptions, you belonged to "society." If your house stood upon  the hill on which she and her friends lived, it  was worth several thousands more than if it  was a pleasant quarter.  Mrs. Smalley appreciated to the full the  power which circumstances had placed in her  hands. Her favor was not easily won. Years  passed and she had not yet recognized Mrs.  Loper's presence in the town. In that time  Sarah Loper, who had much strength of character, would have accepted and submitted to  any other misfortune���blindness or alamele^  for example.    She would not submit to  social  ostracism.  "I must  visit in  the  best society or not at  all," she told her husband. -  She worked her way into a- charatible organization in order that she might meet Mrs.  Smalley on the committee. Next she gave up  the pew which they occupied in the old church  and took a costly one in the new odifice in  which most of the Brahmin caste were members. ' ,,  Now, her husband protested vehemently.  "I am deeply attached to old Dr. Mailing."  he said.    "He helps- my  soul  on its   way to  Heaven.    As,for this .flighty   boy  in the new  church, I cannot hear him with patience; he is  shallow and inexperienced.    I will not promise to go with you,Sarah."  ��   Mrs. Loper ,wa^ daunted,   but  only for a :  mom nt.    The prize  was so  great   for which  she played.    To gain it Mrs. Loper might sub- '  mit to be bored for an hour on Sundays, surely.  She took the pew and contributed largely'to  . all church expenses.    When after a month or  two, some of the exclusive set called upon her,  triumph was so great that she scarcely noticed  that her husband remained at home on   Sundays and by degrees became indifferent to all,,  church work.    When they were first  married  they formed the habit   of studying a   chapter  in the  Bible   together every   morning.    But  Mrs. Loper's   time was, so occupied now wiih  .her social  duties   that  she  .neglected it.    At  first when she  saw her husband sitting alone,  with his Bible, her heart gave her a wrench of  pain, but' after a few weeks he, too, gave up the'  habit.  In other ways their lives were affected by  her new ambition. .They had nourished high  hopes for their children, and made many an-'  xious plans to insure them sound- health,  strong minds and noble characters. When?  Bob was but a year" old they had begun to  examine into the claims of different colleges.  While Nelly was a baby on her breast Mrs.  1 Loper.had dreamed out her future as a helpful Christian wife and mother.  Her aims  for   the children we're   changed-  now.    Bob   was  kept'  away  from"' school to  practice   a   part, in   tableaux   and   private'  theatricals, in which he  appeared in a Direc-  toire costume of velvet and lace.    Nelly soon  learned that the object of her life was to dance  to sing, to   appear  in   pretty new gowns, to  make  herself  conspicions  among   the   other  children,   in   the  hope  that   Irene  Smalley  would invite her to her Christmas ball.  Their father made a feeble protest.  "Our   whole   motive   of   life, is   changed,  Sarah," he said.    "The minds .of the children  are filled with trifles.    Our home life is  gone,  and instead  there is a constant buz and   tumult about  dress  and   balls  or  some other  folly."  "I do not consider the social position of my  children a trifle or folly," she replied sharply.  "I only know," he answered, "that you  once hoped to fit them to be God's servants in  this world and the ' next. Now your highest  hope is to fit them for the Smalley set."  She  did not reply.    The subject was never  broached between them  again.    Mr.  Loper's  death a year later left  her a wealthy  widow  with no   restraint upon  her social  ambition.  She succeeded  in gaining a  foothold,in   the  fashionable circle.    It  was   not secure,   and  she wrs perpetually forced to curry their favor  by mean little arts for which she despised herself.    Bob, much to  her delight, became   the  most intimate friend of Jem Smalley.    It was .  whispered  in   Pottstown   that   Smalley waQ  corrupting the boy, and would make him  as  profligate as himself.    But his mother,  when  she   saw her boy driving or riding with   the  leader of fashion, did   not ask what   lesson of  life he was learning from him.  Nelly gave her mother many a heart-ache.  She had formed an attachment to a poor  young.clerk who had no capital but industry  and energy.' When Dr. Soames began to pay  her attention, her mother compelled her to  encourage him. , ' ���  "He is old enough to be <my grandfather,"  the poor girl protested. "He has been a lifelong drunkard; I cannot even respect him ���  I love another man, mother'"  "He has reformed,".urged Mrs. Loper.  "You ought to respect him. /He can   give  you as good a position as her's in   Pottstown.  As for your fancy of love, every girl has some  such sillyt affair  before  she takes up life in .  earnest."' ,      ' '  Nelly was timid' and weak. She yielded  and married a man whom at heart she de-  spised^  - A few months..after her marriage, Mrs.  Loper became seriously ill. Death came  slowly to her, so slowly that she had time to  look back at he-i life and judge  coolly   of the  value of her successes.  Her son would look in sometimes at her  f��>r a moment, with a bloated face ,and red  eyrs, bid her "cheer up," and vanish to be  i-t-en no more for a day or two.  "He does not waste a' minute on his dying  mother," she moaned once. "Where is he going Nelly?"  "To the races, I believe. He and Smalley  own a horse together."  A faint  smile crossed Mrs. Loper's   gaunt  face.    "Bob keeps good company,"   she murmured.    Then  she scanned   Nelly's, thin face  and painted cheeks and heavy,  hopeless eyes.  The girl wore a Persian  gown.    She was the  leader ' of fashion   in  Pottstown.    But   even  that thought did not seem to give her mother  satisfaction as  she Jay there' with death coming nearer, nearer.    Did she see in her child's  face the dumb accusation of a lost life���a soul  -tainted and ruined.  As the day crept into night, she lay silent  and motionless, summing up her life's triumph, it may be, to comfort herself withal.  "Mother," Nelly said once, "would you like  me to Fend for a minister? Or���shall I read  a Psalm to you?" ?  Mrs. Loper knitted her brows trying to  think distinctly. Nelly talked of-such unfamiliar-things���she scarcely-was acquainted  with the minister, and as for the Psalms, she  used to read them1 long ago,- long ago.  "I can't  attend to  that sort   of thing just  IMteiiwgfflMgra^^ THE ECONOMIST.  now, dear. When I get well���Nelly, what is  going on tonight? The carriages���and I hear  a band���"  "Mrs. Smalley has a reception, mother.  Everybody is going."  "And they know���they know that I am���  dying!"  She put her hand over her eyes to shut out  |   the life which had become so paltry and base.  Some one said to Mrs. Smalley that night:  "Your friend, Mrs. Loper, has just died, I  hear."  "Ah indeed! I'm very sorry! We were  scarcely friends, however. Merely acquaintances. A clever woman though a snob. Do  *-  take Miss Price out for this waltz, to oblige  ��  me.  Mrs. Smalley stood smiling, as she watched  the waltzers; the music rang out gay and  sweet. Mrs. Loper lay dead. Her ambition  was gratified. She was one of the fashionable  set in Pottstown.  Fascination of Widows.  The fascination of widows, especially if they  are young, is   proverbial.    Every observant  person  has noticed the   numerous  attractive  points, in manner and conversation, of a widow  who desires to change her condition.   We all  must be aware how strong are the fascinations  of her who has once had a husband,   over the  girl who has never wooed and won.    From the  days  when Sam Weller was pathetically implored by his fo ad papa  to "beware   of  the  widows," it has been generally understood that  there is a power of charm   about them that it  is hard for the mind of poor, weak man to resist.   No    wonder!   They have    learned   to  understand the other sex in a school   that is  sometimes hard, but is always salutary.   They  know the needs and the capabilities and the  weaknesses of   men;  and they   are endowed  with a  power over  them and  a charm to attract that can never be acquired in any other  possible way.    Yet,  in   the minds   of certain  people, there is a strong  prejudice against a  widow remarrying.    Is there any real reason  why this should be so?    Generally, the only  reason is in  her own morbid   scruples.   She  thinks it a disloyalty  to the memory of the  man who   has gone,  to   put another in   his  place.   It is odd how seldom this  considera-  tion even enters into the mind of the widower  who   again   contemplates    matrimony���that  second matrimony  which Dr. Johnson calls  "a triumph of hope over   experience."   She  thinks she  is   wronging   him   by   the   very  thought of loving some one else.    But should  this  scruple be allowed to weigh?   There is  not the least doubt that if her first  husband  had loved her with a really generous and self-sacrificing love, he would wish her happiness  'secured  after   he had to   leave  her; and he  would   rudge her no   step  which would   secure that happiness.    Probably, could he look  back upon this life,- with the enlightenment  which comes   from a   higher   education, he  would  wish  nothing more earnestly for her  than a second marriage, which would give her  a protector, and the well-being he had tried to  provide for her in his own life-time.  Anecdotes  of the Old Chieftain.  It has often been said      that   Sir   John  Macdonald usually joked with a "serious pur-  pose, unless  he might' be talking merely   to  entertain a friend in private.   Some of his old  colleagues used to be offended at the  wanton  levity he would exhibit  when matters  of serious moments were being discussed in Council,  or in private conference.   The more grave the  situation   appealed to  them,  and  the   more  anxious their minds   were, the  more apt  he  was to break off in the midst of the discussion  with some   story or   joke; and on  these   oc-  casons���like Abraham  Lincoln's jokes���they  were  not always   relevant:   One of  his colleagues,   imp-itieut at   the  ill-timed   levity,  would break in with, "But this is no time for  joking���how   are we  going   to  get  over this  difficulty?"   "Oh, we'll fix him all right," Sir  John would reply, and goon with his story or  , tell.a new one.-  But what appeared  ill-timed  .levity to some of his friends was only intended  to draw off   the   minds of   others of   his colleagues from some distraction, or stop them at  a moment when  they were running off .upon  dangerous ground in the debate.  When the  Hon.   Wm. McDougall was insulted and driven back by the rebellious half-  breeds of Red   River,  while the   North West  was taken  over, the Government  decided to  send  Joseph Howe to  take his   place.    Mr.  Howe was in ill health and they thought the  journey would do him good, and at the same  time overcome his prejudices against the North-  West, which were very strong.    He  got there  in the fall, and going through the country by  dog train,   was caught in a snow   storm and  had a hard time of it.   His   mission was  a  failure, and his prejudices against the country  only confirmed.    Then Sir Adams  Archibald  was sent up, and while he was there an   unusually early cold snap froze up Lake Winnipeg.so solid that the Indians were on the point  of starvation.    Mr.    Archibald   reported   the  disordered state of things,  and asked for aid  from Ottawa.    "There," said Mr. Howe, when  the matter came up for decision, "what did I  tell you about   that place?    I wouldn't   give  Nova Scotia for seven bleak and frozen North  Wests."    "Well," replied Sir  John, "between  you and McDougall, you've made it quite hot  enough to suit us."  Mr. Robert Motton. the genial magistrate  of Halifax, who was so fond of a good story as  Sir Sohn, once had. a call from the Premier  when in Halifax. Sir- John noticing several  busts in Mr. Motton's office, asked whom they  represented? Mr. Motton said one was Cato,  the Roman statesman, and it reminded him  of the circumstances that a man came in one  day and seeing the bust, said: "Let's see���  that's Mr. McCuliy, isn't it? And what a fine  likeness of him it is." Sir John, saw something so irresistibly ludicrous in the association of Cato the. censor with his old political  friend McCuliy, that he stood for some minutes'repeating the words: "Cato and McCuliy!" and laughing heartily between each  soliloquy.,  Such cases of mistaken identity will remind  many readers of the remarkable likeness that  existed between Sir   John  and  the  Ojibway  Indian Chief, John  Prince, Ah-yan-dwa-wah  (the   Thunderbolt),    from   Manitoba,^   who  visited Ottawa in 1889 to  protest  against the  depletion  or  Lake   Winnipeg by   American  fishermen.    The Indian Chief visited Toronto  on his way down, and many  people hot personally acquainted with the Premier actually  mistook him  for Sir John.    He was six   feet  high and  straight as an   arrow.    His   bushy  gray hair, the strong outline of his noser his  pursed-up   mouth,   the  lines   of    twinkling,  shrewdness about  the eyes, all   recalled   the  Premier.    The big chief had  Sir John's  way,  of wagging his. head and had Sir John's carriage.    The fact thai Sir   John was so   com-15  monly known as "the old chief" or "the chief:  tain" made the   association   more   complete.  While in Toronto, Mr. Robertson of the "Telegram asked the chief what relation  he was to  Sir John.    The chief said he supposed he was  a brother.    Asked if he was not likely to win  the affections   of Lady , Macdonald,, the old  man replied:     "No, I have too much  respect  for my sister-in-law."  Samuel  Thompson, in his "Reminiscences  of a Canadian Pioneer," draws this comparison  between Sir. John and the Hon. George Brown;  Both Scotchmen;   both ambitious;   both resolute and persevering; both carried  away   by  political   excitement into   errors  which they  would   gladly' forget;    both   unquestionably  loyal and true to  the  empire.    But   in temper and demeanor, no two men could be more  unlike.    Mr.   Brown   was naturally   austere,'  autocratic, domineering.    Sir John was kindly, whether to   friends or   foes,  and   always  ready to forget   past differences.    A   country  member who had been newly elected for a Reform constituency said   to a  friend of   mine:  "What a. contrast between   Brown  and Macdonald!    I was at the Reform Convention the  other day, and there,was  George Brown  dictating to us all, and treating rudely every man  who dared to make a suggestion.    Next day  I  was talking to some fellows in the lobby, when  a stranger   coming up   slapped   me   on   the  shoulder and said in the heartiest wav:    'How  d'ye do, M ?    Shake  hands���glad to  see  vou here.���I'm John A.'"  The pernicious  practices of   carpet-baggers  must be checked.  Who, is   Charles Semiin   anyway?    Is   be  even a speaking acquaintance of Joe Martin's?  Governments are only what people make  them. Refuse to accept any responsibility in  the up-building of such a government as Joe  Martin proposes to give this Province. \.:  8  THE ECONOMIST  Ib&li  y *  I1 PS-  '��#1'  IS ft  \m  m  'Ill-  lilt  'Si  I  Ml  lit   ��"��� *'  M-jP  I Ii-1  H  B ��':  If 55 ��� ���  r  ."-1''  par  || { ;'  5-1 M;j  t ifc!  fl 11  phi)  Mil; I Jl5  Urn'  I^s".  II  is 6 >v.  IllliS;  in  .K  3-.  *  ?<  i  s/  A NAME ?  It is not wliatls in the name but what's in the store  to which  ���  ��� We wish to Direct  c  o  ��� We carry the most complete stock of general. Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder, Caps and  Fuse, and all Miners' Supplies ever brought into the country  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given that I have depos-  _ . i tort i n 1 he office of t he Registrar-General  ol"Titles, Victoria, plans showing a proposed  dock or -wharf and warehouse and approaches  thereto and site to float a boom over the West  Arm of Kootenay Lake in front ol lot (or  block) 62a, in the city of Nelson, and the location oi* the same, together with a description of the proposed sites, and 1 have deposited a duplicate of each in the office of the  Honourable the Minister of Public Works, at  the City of Ottawa, Ontario.'  Notice is further given that after the expiration ol one month from this date I Avill apply to His Excellency the Governor-General-  in-Couucil for approval of such plans and description and of the workstherin rcferrcd-to.  Dated at Nelson the 11th day of January, 1899  WlIiT.il AM! R. MacLeax.  Why Do They Avoid the Issue ?  ive us a  no  w<  ht  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in British Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. "0pp.' Postoffice,  W. J. QUINLAN, D.D.5.  DENTIST  Mara Block, - Baker Street', Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth "by  ocal anesthetics.  ���03.51.jp!  SKA ijjH [i u is  WlIE>  OKELL& MORRIS' O'KELL & r  N you buy  morris;  -   -^������.;- Preserves^  you get what are pure British Columbia"        Are absolutely the  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  roil Preserves  TEAS AND COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton's Teas.      Blue Ribbon Coffee.  w��  V  18!  ait  UiU  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agenis Delmonico  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. Starting  price commivsions executed  Latest betting received by cable  Optician and Watchmaker,-  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  1 All work guaranteed.  CLUB HOTEL ^^  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $iper day and up..  Schooner Beer, jo cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  T. S. Gore.       II."Burnet.       J. II. McGregor  GORE, BURNET SCO.,  Provincial  and  Dominion Land Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract ef Tjile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,  - --   British Columbia  VICTORIA, B.C.  Come in and   inspect  our   stock. of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  Ask for  3 SSS2 SsSSa E  J?  Brokers and P<f!anufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith. & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  when    you   order  matches. Then  you will be sure  of having the best.  0  Telephone 93,  For  LSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand  Opposite Central   Fruit  Store  (Victoria Colonist, February 2nd.)  The Hon. Robert Beaven, one  of the fathers of confederation, a  man of unspotted public and  private record, and to whom  Lieut-Governor Mclnnes turned  when he dismissed Mr. Turner,  was seen yesterday by. a Colonist  reporter'and asked if he was willing to f-peak to Colonist readers on  some of the issues of the day. He  replied that he would gladly do so,  with the sole qualification that he  must refrain from, expressing .any  views as to the action of the  Lieut-Governor, and with' the  proviso that he must not be understood as expressing any opinion  even indirectly as to that. The  first question asked Mr. ' Beaven  wa�� :  " What is your general idea of  the present crisis in British  Columbia politics ?"  "The ministerial  crisis   of   last  August," said Mr. Beaven, " which  brought into existence  the Semiin  administration      has      developed  features    of   grave -   concern     to  advocates  and   admirers    of    the  form    of   government,   popularly '  termed   responsible    government.  When one  sees the' legislature in  session and a government allowed  to ignore with impunity .well established   constitutional    precedents, ���  which form   the  basis  of popular  government, one  cannot  but  feel  that,the condition of affairs in the  province is  a  subject  for   serious ���  reflection as   to   results   and   the"  remedy   applicable.     The   success  of responsible government depends  mainly   upon   a    strong    healthy'  public   sentiment     and    opinion,  bringing into  existence a legislature  reflecting   public   sentiment,  crystallizing itself  into a  capable  legislative criticism. Without  such  a factor  a  government ostensibly  created by popular can and will become a complete oligarchy,   ruling  with unjust and  despotic  powers,  holding its position   by   pandering  to the worse feelings  of our civilization."  " Will you state the constitutional issue as it presents itself to  vou ?"  Cv The principal features of  the question which is now  prominently brought before the  people of the province (some of  which will no doubt form subjects^.;  for discussion in the parliament of "*  Canada next session) can for convenience be divided under four  heads : ^  " 1st���The dismissal last August ��� <S>  THE ECONOMIST,  of the Turner , administration bv  His Honor the Lieufc.-Governor,  and the calling upon me to form  an administration.  " 2nd���The^calling into existence  of the Semiin government.  " 3rd���The neglect of the  Hon:  *^Mr.  Semiin   to  assume from   his  place in the legislative assembly on  behalf of himself and his colleagues  the.fullest responsibility and explanation for the action of the  Lieut-Governor.  "4th���The assenting of His Honor  to. the bill passed by t^e legislative  assembly prior to the reply having  been received by him to Hi3 Honor's speech as the representative of  , Her Majesty the Queen at the  y opening of the legislative assembly.  This bill being of a remarkable  character, as it suspends the action  of the courts and authorizes two  persons to become.lawmakers without subjecting themselves to the  penalties the law imposes upon disr  qualified persons exercising that  power."  "Will you state the general principle under which Mr. Semiin is to  be held responsible for the action  of the Lieut-Governor?"  "Reference to any constitutional  work must convince the most skeptical that Mr. Semiin and his colleagues assumed the entire responsibility for His  Honor's action by  being sworn in  as members  of the  executive council.    Had I formed  a government, when   invited to do  so last August, I should have  been  in a similar position.    It is only a  rudimentary  principle  of  responsible government that   a ministry  composed of  persons elected   by a  legally qualified electorate must be  responsible   to the  legislature   for  every public act   and utterance of  the representative of the crown in  the province.    If  the Queen's representative cannot find a defender,  and   the   ministry   defending his  action  is not sustained   by a majority of the representatives  in the  legislature  after full   discussion of  the subject, he must  recede.   It is  not a hopeful sign to lovers of popular   institutions,   when   the constitutional defender  of the Lieut. -  Governor sits silently  in his place  in the legislative agsembly and the  representatives of the  people there  assembled permit such a  course of  .action to continue from day to day.  The legislature having now been in  session for  nearly   a month,   the  public remain as .much in the dark  as   to the   jusifiable cause   for the  Turner government dismissal as in  summer attracted much  attention.  It was.brought on by means justifiable  or otherwise.    It is" not   a  subject   that   can. be   allowed   to  drop here, even if  the  chosen- defenders of our  institutions  do   not  know how to proceed. , The   question as; to  which   group of public  men could count upon, the largest  number  of. adherents among   the,  persons , elected   at    the    general  election" i'n July last cut  no  figure  in "the  matter at  that  time,    the  only place to settle that  point  being in the halls  of the legislature  after full discussion.     That is  the  position I took in August last as to  that feature of the crisis.     It is not  accurate to say that I failed in my  .effort    to   form    a   ministry   last  August.     I could have formed one,  but it  is  accurate  to  say  that I  did not form  one.    I could   have  formed a  government  that  would  have     commanded   support,   but  under the circumstances I  decid-d  not to do so."  " D> you care, to  say  anything  about tlie Pientice-Deane act ?"  "The election  act which  seated  Messrs.Prentice and Deane is within  the power of the legislature to pas��.  Its   wisdom   and     propriety    are  another matter.     I condemned  it  when speaking  in  the  City   hall  as a  high handed   and  dangerous  measure, calculated to produce results, which can be  used   to  crush  its originator and   supporters.     I  have since  heard   the    Attorney.  General say what he could  in   its.  defence,    but   no   argument    was  advanced  by  him  which   to    rny  mind justified its passage.     If the  Lieut-Governor   haa\   declined   to  assent to this or any bill until   the  address   had  been   properly dealt  with, hi3 position   in   this   respect  would be unassailable.     The Semiin governments equally responsible for that act, which was of course  done under the advice of ministers."  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  <��� * '  JOB DEPARTMENT  " ' < ' *  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  At-  PRICES  COMPLETELY  0UT~0F~SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON STREET, NELSON, B.C.  :squima  lanaimo  "��� KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL "  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Time Table No. 81.  To take effect at 7 a. in. on Saturday, March  26, 1898.   Trains   run on  Pacific  Standard Time.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and r Sash & Door��  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelsoa   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street, j Turned Work-  JOHN RAE. AGENT.  GOING NORTH���  Read Doav;n.  Daily  Saturday  &Sunday  Lv. Victoria for  Nanaimo and Wellington.....  Ar. Nanaimo   Ar. Wellington....   A.M.  9:00  12:20  12:45  P.M.  .4.00  7:16  7:35    ���������.  GOING SOUTH���Read Up.  Daily;  Saturday  <fe Sunday  Arrive Victoria .....  Leave Nanaimo for Victoria :..   Leave Wellington for  Victoria   |      A.M.  12:07  8:46  8:25  P.M.  8:00  4:38  "   4:25  "est Kootenay  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  ��**-��)  For rates  and  information  apply at the  last August.    I wish to say that the I ^^&%f^'  President. H. K PRIOR,  General Fr't and Pass. Ajf't.  political crisis which  occurred last  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices. .  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  I E. C TRAVES, ianagerv  ^Ift��-^>-?  BaoBsaamesmsmia iy  ���I  10  THE ECONOMIST.  w  (��'  IN  a  I-  IS. p-  ������ fii  * $.  ft  J3'J  5'V  !  If  li'  it!  I, ^   ;  M  I vJ.  I yj,-i�� -  || ]I| ,  ffi ft  . life'  r'f  It  4o*l  J till  ���illM  ! P  IP  ill I  ! iip  ���rll/ff  I  WW  m  i',a  ���ijfcs  h  II  |  ! E  if !i  111 it  m  'JtM  mi j.  ji i  ELECTION ADDRESS.  To the Electors of the Nelson Biding  of West Kootenay District :  Gentlemen���The seat for this  riding bein.g again vacant by the  resignation' of the Hon. J. Fred  Hume, at the earnest request of a  large number of the electors of this  constitueireyp-T^offer myself  as a  EMPRESS  candidate to represent you in   the  Legislative Assembly.  I advocated in  my last Candida-  , ture, and still propose to support,  he building of useful roads, trails,  and bridges,   in  the district, and  was pleased to   see last   year the  commencement   of    some    public  r   works of that nature.   I regret  to  find  that practically  all such improvements   in this   Riding   were  stopped   upon  the   acceptance   of  office   by   the   Hon.   Mr.   Hume.  With  regard, to public  buildings,  appropriations were made last session for additional school accommodations,  and  a Land  Registry  Office in Nelson.    As to the former  he sum voted  has been  expended  .  n a  dilatory manner greatly  in-'  conveniencing  the Trustees, teaching staff and   pupils.   As   to the  latter no attempt has been made to  supply the grave want.   It may be  remarked when in Opposition   the  Hon. Mr.Hume strenuously pointed  out the inconvenience of having to  register   all    documents   affecting  and, in   Victoria, and   advocated  the building of the office in Nelson.  I submit the legislation already  passed during the present sitting  of the Provincial House of Assembly is against the interest of our  mining industry.. The Alien Bill  prohibiting aliens from working in  the placer mines of the Province is  even now having a retarding effect  on the development of our metalliferous mines. It is interpreted as  the introduction of the thin edge of  the wedge, towards, probably next  session, introducing legislation to  prohibit aliens from prospecting  and developing the mineral resources of Kootenay. I may add  that the miners of Kootenay view.i  with alarm any radical changes in  the mining laws as calculated to  prevent the introduction of capital,  thereby contracting the field of  labor.  The privilege formerly existing  of a free miner who had inadvertently allowed his license to lapse,  being reinstated in his rights upon  the payment of a small fee, was  heartily endorsed by me; and the  withdrawal of this privilege by the  Minister of Mines was an arbitrary  Once Tried no Family will Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  CARLEY& PEEL, Nelson, B.C., \/~*-��^��� rw^m   R C^  Agents for the Kootenay.        VaHCOUVeP, D.L/.  act which lias already resulted in  Iobs to miners, prospectors* and  others, and,is calculated in the future to operate disastrously to those  interested in mining.  I am opposed to the hasty passage of mining legislation without  giving the mining communities the  opportunity of considering such  measures. Such hasty procedure  is unusual in this Province and detrimental lo the best interests of  our great mining industries.  I consider the parsimonious administration of public affairs inaugurated by the present government, is calculated to seriously en-  danger efficiency of the civil per vice  and .hamper1 the tranpaciion of  public.business.  I advocate a change in the mineral act to compel all partners in a  mining claim to bear their t^hare of  the assessment work, or forfeit their  interest.  I am in favor of  further extending the   public school   system, and .  placing greater powers in the hands j  of the school trustees in   organized j  localities,  thereby   increasing   the  efficiency of the school.  While opposed to a large portion  of the legislation introduced by the  present Government, I am independent and intend if elected to  support in the Legislative Assembly  measures, no matter by whom introduced, which are for the benefit  of the Province and will especially  give my support to whatever may  assist in developing and tend towards the prosperity of the Kootenay District. I wish to deal fairly  and openly by the electors and  think it right for me to add that I  am a ^Conservative and if in the  future party lines should be drawn,  I will be found allied with the supporters of that party.  Yours Faithfully.  A. S. Farwell.  Nelson, Jan. 28, 1899.  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Van waiver.  '70 Bassinghall St., London.  i  i  ^   GENERAL   -   FINANGIAL ,-   AGENTS.   S  General Shipping & Insurance Agents \  Commission Merchants.   Forwarders unci Warehousemen.   Lumber ' ��  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents.   Orders executed for ovary descrip- ^9  tion of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected. '   Jk  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life. Accident and Boiler Insurance in the best offices.   Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners'Outfits Insured. ���  Loans  and  Mortgages   Negotiated.    Estates   Managed   und   Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  aiJiujnaTur i i. :nai.i u uj^ajw  COMHANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a  matter  of being  well dressed. '..  "/i-*i  Those who wear .garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves. ���  -  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good . style and'  good ^ workmasliip. The  value is great.  <ai  .�� raeison.  s  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  M. A�� PRQSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSOM, B. C.  o  T  (Established 1858.)  anufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  JpBffiSSSt"0*"* VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  ggroa%F5��g^vMm>&ffii^^^^  5EraSK��S5B35SaiHH!3HSHEEK5 THE ECONOMIST,  11  Sirdar, now finally known as  ^y  (Fisher Station, C. N. P. Ry.) ��  THE   CITY   OF   KISMET.  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also^on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  mountain Mining District, the richest in West Kootenay. Here is also a vast tract of  farming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit, Grain and Vegetables.  �����������      Lots now for Sale  Further particulars apply to  Geo. McFarland, Agent, I  0r Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  0  oker Chios. Dice  At Wholesale Prices  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  "Nelson, B. C-  H  EYS & CO.  ?  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  Fresh Candies and Tropical Fruits.  Agents for  Victoria Coexist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bui/LEfftisr  AI,L  Nbt^sox Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Toiks ,  Toronto Mail and Empikb  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  Extra Select Oysters  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  Fresh Daily From  NELSON   BAKERY.  URN  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  eat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  $ ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOGAN CITY  KASLO  r  jsh Specsa  jaui��pa*fwi��niji,'.runBnni ,^T��>arT��nBm  M  Domestic  gains in  Cigars.  Pipes for  All the leading brands of    Foreign   and  18,000 Cigars to select from. Bar*  Christmas  OPPOS/TH^. DOVER'S-  The Greatest Aggregation of Star Specialty Artists.  One Solid feel Commencinff Monday, February 13  SECOND HAND PIANOS  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  The Mascot's new electric plant has  all been put up now and everything  is in first class shape. Work will be  pushed now in both tunnel and crosscut, and the Mascot will soon be heard  from again as an ore producer.  5* I  ^^w^^??t^^rLrT^^j^i?.^:: lm E3,/-T-~^^-f'-",*"Wt am smj.*  12  I'S  $M  '���l-i;  i  m!  *  THE ECONOMIST  " "'     r nil in    I wm ���!!������ ��� "����� h-  MipilUJKU-gmtVMJII^fc*���  ^vn.m��ni��.^w  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and. Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay,  Teas  Etc.  KOOTENAY BRANC  Victoria, B. C.   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  .      O.   Ly.  fi��i^^iwvnnnn>j^m��.j. jctttct������-.���.������>. ^.-^.i.,.-,-^.���.-.,.-���������-_,^-^-Jg-_n-  ���ni-inrirTiiniiiii irnii miimii    i in   i, m i, i   .     .1 im-rinTMiwiim  j-.-j-Mf. a..     . ^_^,   a.fcW*J'il��.li.iimw .,HtfT  ODDS AND ENDS  Kind old lady���"To what do you attribute youruneonti'ollable appetite for  strong drink? Is it hereditary?"  Weary Walker��� "No, mum; it's  thirst."  Quick Time, Good  U   .       I,  Fewest Changes,\  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from ail parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties vviih baggage.  Tourist ears pass Kcvelstoke dailv to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto.ThursdavVfor Montreal and Boston.  Little man (golf enthusiast)���" Why  don't you play golf?'" /Big man  (blase)���"Why, because T object to  cha-,ing:i quinine pill around a cow-  pasture.".,  She���" I think you had better- send  up another .rut trap,' John-" He���  But I bought one only the other day."  She���"I know, but there is a rat in  that one."  BUTTER,   EGGS,  CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C, and  Dawson  City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P�� J��� RUSSELL,   Manager  Nelson   Branch,  Daily Train  Daily  i5:40 p.m.  leaves-  ,To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Daily  ��� NELSON- arrives 10:30 p.m.  .Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.' Str. Kokanee  . Ex. Sun. - Ex. Sun.  ���4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   n a.m.  .   Kootenay River Route, Str. Movie:  , Mon Wed and Fri. Tucs. Thurs and Sat  8 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives (5 :fi<) p. m.  ���Makes connection at Pilot Raywith str Kokanee  n both directions, Steamers on their respective  routes'call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Main line and intermediate points via Slo-  can City :  Daily Daily  6.80 a.m. leaves��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Reaslev, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson, 13. C, or H. W. DREW" Agent,  Nelson, B. C.    ~  W. F. \Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Travelling Raps. Agent,        Dist. Pass. A iron l  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver B.C  "Belinda, how do you treat a 'stupid  man who admires you?1' ."Really, I  don't know; when a man admires me  I never do myself the injustice to consider him stupid.".  Certificate oflmprovements.  "Bully Boy" and ���"jrioronec"' mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson mining division  of-West  Kootenay District.  Where located :���OivNVrth Fork o.'"Salmon  River, about rive miles from Erie, B. G.  Take notice that wev Alex. Govettc. free miner's certificate No. 2J01 -A, John A. Quinlan,  i'vc.o miner's certificate No. 2(i00 A and Frank  Coryell, l<Yee Miner's Certificate No. 14,097  A. intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates  of improvement?, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of i he above claims. And lur-  thcr take notice that, action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvement?.  Dated this twenty-first day of January, 1S9S).  .xp  ress and Draying,  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian i f ��0 JT1��& ?  and American lines.    Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Jtw ��jgcnt or  C.  P.  R. City Ticket Agen*,  Kelson.  W    . ST ITT, Gen    S.   S. Age., Winnipeg.  U 11 Va     i��i tbniwal 8 &  Dominion and  Provincial ^^^5,,=^^  Land Surveyor,  O'pp.Custom House, Nelson,-!).  Having purchased the express and draying  business of J". W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of (he people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Go's store, northwest,  comer Maker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 2-3.  , u  YATES    STREET,  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  All tlie leading brands always in stock.  ,   ETC;  avis  VICTORIA, B.C.  'EK?  Tinsrnithing  1  AND  ^Josephine Street  '25S32'>

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