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 NELSON  *   i  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  NELSON.  B. C.j   WEDNESDAY,   JANUARY 11, 1899.  NO. -j6r 2-  7  THE NELSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at,the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carlev Publisher  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 advanoe :  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. 0. Order, or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character' will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.   ���  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The Legislature of British Columbia convened last Thursday. The Speech from the  Throne is not an extraordinary document in  any sense. It foreshadows verj' little that is  new in the way of legi lati on, and much of  that was suggested by Mr. Turner's government during the late campaign. "There will  be considerable legislation affecting the mining interests, but it would be premature at  this time to enter into any lengthy discussion  of the government's policy in this respect.  The most important matter before the  House is the attempt of the present government to legislate themselves into a majority.  Mr. Martin's bill to secure the seats of Mr.  Deane and Mr. Prentice is well calculated to  subvert the will of the people and bring justice into contempt. If it becomes law, we may  as well abolish the courts of justice and refrain from voting. The Colonist puts the  situation fairly when it states:  "Two members are interested in it. One of  them is Mr. Deane, of North Yale, and the  other Mr. Poentice, of East Lillooet. Their  cases are somewhat dissimilar. Mr. Deane's  election was petitioned against and a recount  was demanded. The hearing of the case was  set down for January 14, but on the application of Mr. Dean's counsel, was adjourned.  ^\unsel for the petitioner strongly protested  against the postponement, but it was granted.  On top! of this adjournment, which was for  only a short time, comes a proposal further to  adjourn the case'until at least two weeks after  the present session of the legislature has been  prorogued. The validity of Mr. Prentice's  ��lection depends upon his qualification as a  candidate. The adjournment in this case was  due to the omission of a witness to attend in  obedience to a subpoena, and he did not attend because he wanted the government's permission. It was postponed for only a short  time. , It is proposed to further postpone it by-  act of assembly until two weeks after the  session, and to further declare.that if it shall  be ultimately determined that Mr. Prentice is  not entitled to the seat, he shall incur n> penalty by reason, of his sitting in the house  though disqualified."  It can scarcely be conceived how any  honest member of the Legislature can vote for M .  Martin's bill.   The far reaching consequences  or such legislation should be well considered.  It would lead to the  establishment of a  precedent,   which if   carried   to  its logical   sequence could deprive any member of the legislature of his seat if Mr. Martin with a temporary majority at  his back so  willed it.    If  Mr. Martin had introduced a bill on the same  lines dealing with future cases, it would have  been shorn of many of its pernicious features,  but his attempt to negative the prerogative of  justice is quiet enough to earn the approbation  of thugs  and lawbreakers generally.    If  Mr.  Deane was not   elected  according to  the law  and only an   investigation  in  the   courts of  justice can properly  determine   the facts in  the case,  why should Joseph  Martin or  any  other man presume to confer upon Mr. Deane  the seat that did not honostly belong to him?  Should it transpire that Mr. Dean was elected  by fraud why should Joseph  Martin and his  temporary majority be permitted  to  condone  that fraud?    We have  no means  of know-  ing  whether the seat  honestly belongs to Mr.  Deane or to the petitioner,  but Mr.   Turner  and his  followers were prepared to leave  the  settlement of the point to the courts of justice  and to abide by the result.    But not so with  the   Attorney-General.     The   courts    must  stand aside and await the pleasure of a   government to  which a   most peculiar combination of circumstances has  conspired to give a  temporary   majority 1    The   sane' argument  holds good in the case of Mr.  Prentice.   It is  alleged he was not  on any voters' list  in the  Province at the time of his election, thereby  disqualifying  him.    In adopting   legislation  that will permit Mr. Prentice to  occupy the  seat without penalty in case of disqualification  the government acknowledges its fear of the  decision of the court.    Mr.  Prentice may  be  entitled to  the seat,  but if he is,   surely   it  would be only dec ncy and justice that the  proper tribunal should confirm hia right.  This, so far  as the  rights of the people are,  concerned, is not a question as to whether Mr.  Martin or Mr. Turner hold* a majority in the  House.    Hitherto, we have had  confidence in   -  our courts   of justice, but if, Mr.  JVIartin js to  be  permitted to  exploit  his   sharp practices  and tamper with the law. that confidence will  be shattered.    It will'be only  a case of  juggling with the law, and the judges must become  the tools of designing men.    Liwbreakers,  if  they be fortunate   enough to have friends in  places of power,,can legislate  themselves out  of prison.    What is good law today,  will become   quite   the    reverse   tomorrow.      Most  people had imagined that  retroactive legisla-,  tion   was a condition  of the past.    In   their  fancied security they seem to have  reckoned  without the  present  government   of   British  Columbia.    Truly,   these be   times . that try  men's f-o.ils. .   u  The election of Mr. Thos. Forster as Speak-  er is a worthy recognition of merit. The  Economist differs with Mr. Forster politically,  but it confesses its admiration for a man  whose motives have always borne the stamp  of honesty of prrpose. Hon. Mr. Forster is respected by the leaders of both political  parties.  The citizens of Nelson  are to be congratulated on the interest manifested in municipal  politics this year.    There are two  tickets  in  the field, each composed of thoroughly  representative business men.    One ticket is lead by  the present  mayor,  and   the  other   by   Mr.  Neelands.    Mr.   Houston   has occupied   the  office of Mayor since Nelson was incorporated.  His administration of civic  affairs has  been  marked with his strong personality, and  that  he   has   accomplished   a   great   deal,    The  Economist, although often opposed to him, is  quite prepared to admit.    No  one   has   ever  dared   to question his   patriotism   to Nelson.  Mr. Neelands is not so well   known as Mayor  Houston, but  his:friends claim he will conduct   the   affairs of   his   office creditably  if  elected mayor.     While we are not convinced  that  he will secure the coveted prize,  we  do  believe he will poll a  large   vote.   On the  municipal tickets  there, are  five   men  who  have   served  the   city as   aldermen.    Their  deeds speak for themselves.    Messrs. Madden,  Whalley, Fletcher, Hillyer, and Malone  have  contributed generously  of  their time  in the  interests of the city.   The new men before the  lUUHJMillWMWIUgailUaUUJMHWIgWMtfMlHimwiM^  IHBMUmilUMVMmtWUUIW.M  m-LMtwwimmMiimuiiirwisTOg THE ECONOMIST  o,  people are Messrs. Thomson, Kirkpatrick,  Beer, Wilson, Ward, McKillop and Mac-  don aid. All are well known citizens and are  more or less interested in the advancement of  Nelson. Without deprecating the merits of  any of these gentlemen, we would point out  the special claims foj consideration of at least  two of these .candidates. We refer to Mr. H.  B. Thomson and Mr. John A. Kirkpatrick.  Mr. Thomson has always shown himself an  ardent champion of the interests of Nelson.  He has practically staked his all on the place,  and if it becomes the prosperous distributing  centre we allhope it shall, much' credit will  be due Mr. Thomson for the faith that wts.  hi him,. and his untiring zeal in promoting  the interests of Nelson. He has no desire for  office and it was only at the earnest solicitation of his friends that he consented to I e-  come a candidate. He is a worker, as his,  record at board of trade meetings clearly  demonstrates. He should be elected. Much  that has been said of Mr. Thomson holds  good in the case of Mr. John A. Kirkpatrick.  The latter gentleman is a most successful  businessman. Like Mr. Thomson, he isi not  thirsting for municipal honors, and only consented to run when it was represented to him  that his candidature was the earnest desire of  his = friends. Mr. Kirkpatrick will bring to  the council board business ability, and his  election will be an .assurance to the people  that civic affairs will be conducted honestly  and above board. We hope Mr. Kirkpatrick  will be elected by sp large a majority that he  will be convinced that his fellow-citizens have  absolute faith in his integrity. Of the other  candidates much could be said in favor of  each, but where all are so good, it would-be  superfluous to institute comparisons. The  only thing The Economist regrets is that conditions are such that all cannot be elected.  A pleasing feature of the campaign is the frequent manifestations of good-will of the candidates and their friends towards each other,  and the evident determination of all to work  for the advancement of Nelson, the great commercial centre of the Kootenay. Let this  spirit be maintained and tlie future greatness  of Nelson is assured.  The   customs   returns  bear the   strongest  testimony to Vancouver's progress during the  ':' year   189&    Toe   revenue reached   $802,618  against $'86,798 in 1897.       "  An up-to-date sampler will b9 in operation  at Roseberry during the latter end; of February, which will be a so.irce of great convenience to the miners in the Slocan,,  An American newspaper records that since  Hon. Joseph Chamberlain has returned to the  Old Landfrom'his recent trip to the republic  his manners and speech are much more refined. Still another suggest V, that Great  Britain had better remodel the House of Lords,  on the same basis as the Senate. The next  thing some paper will be claiming that Joseph  Martin got his education in legislating majorities during his residence in the United  States.   ' ��� '  The announcement that Trail has a brass  band may retard settlement in that burg.  , The death of Mr. W. G. Neilson,, M. P. P.  for Northeast Kootenay, is a cauee for much  regret among the many friends of the deceased.  Mr. Neilson was a gentleman of first-clats  business qualities, and exceedingly popular.  Among the grand aggregation of oratorical  talent down at Victoria, Hon. Fred Hume reminds one of the boats on Arrowhead Lake���1  that is, he doesn't eut much ice these days.  The new government insists on night sessions. Truly the wicked love darkness rather  than light.  The New,' York Sun believes that Canadians  know more about toe United States than  Americans know about Canada. As a matter of fact the Americans are the most pro-  vinciaL people^ in the world. It is hardly  likely that if you asked a New York man today who was the greatest statesman in  America,'he would know that it was our own  Hewitt Bostock.  Joseph Martin is not the only politician  who believes in arranging matters to suit  himself.. Quite recently Sir Wilfrid Laurier  unfolded a scheme for reforming the Senate.  It is pointed out by high . constitutional and  legal authorities that any such measure will  require an Imperial Act to amend the British  North America Act, and that in order to obtain this those seeking such an act will doubtless have to show exceedingly strong grounds  for their application, as it is improbable such  an -important change in the constitution  would be made except under the most grave  circumstances.  A dispatch to the Tribune from Victoria  announces a split in the Liberal ranks, and  the name of Mr. Gordon Hunter, the Victoria  barrister, is suggested in connection with the  leadership of a reconstructed and regenerated  Liberal party. This rumor of dissensions  does not take anyone by surprise. The Vancouver World, the leader of one ring, has  been giving unmistakable evidence of a desire to kick some of the present Liberal stars  out of the firmament, and in a late issue suggests the wisdom of holding a convention" at  the Terminal City to discuss the whole situation. It appears our Liberal friends have  grown thin on the low diet served out by  Joseph Martin and the immortal Hewitt Bos-  tock, and are determined to have something  to say in future in regard to the distribution  of the loaves and fishes. Apart from this view  of the situation, there is a growing desire on  the part I of  the Liberal   to embellish   their  party with a little brains, and quite naturally  they turn to Mr. Gordon Hunter to supply the  much needed gray material. Mr. Hunter  possesses many of the qualifications, that are  essential to successful leadership. Endowed  with more than ordinary mental qualities, he  can make a first-class speech or write an ar-  tide that turns the flesh. He does not pick  up acquaintances on^a moment's notice, but  once he makes a friend he never loses fcim.  Generous to a fault, he never publti-hes his  good deeds from the housetops. He believes  in fighting in the open and to a finish. With  such a leader, the Liberals of British Colum-  bia might give the Conservatives of this Province a good run for their money. No other  Liberal leader could.  The announcement that William Harrington Ellis, the genial manager of the Victoria  Colonist, is a candidate for alderman, will  come in the nature of a surprise to his friends,  who had no idea that Mr. Ellis had any desire to engage in a political life. . Mr. Ellis  has hitherto been,held in high esteem by the  citizens of .Victoria, many of whom will regret  his sudden determination to forsake the  honest path of a private citizen for a road be-'  strewn with thorns and temptations.    <.  The Monetary Times' says: "As a meane of  diverting trade from the Uniled States to  Great Britain the Canadian preferential tariff,  has proved an unqualified failure. The discrimination against v the goods of the United  States, amounting to 25 per cent, has been  followed by a remarkable inc ease in Canadian imports from that country. Rarely hf-s  there been more interesting statistics as to the  effeets of a tariff on trade than the figures of  the treasury board of the United States recently made public."  . A recently published statement of the  trade between the United States and Japan  shows that Japan is steadily increasing her  purchased from the United States. Her importations of raw cotton from the United  States in the first six months of 1898 were  12,732,065 yen ($6,340,567.87) in value  against 3.811,828 yen ($1,898,280.34) in the  corresponding months of the preceeding year.  The total importation of cotton into Japan in  the half year amounted to 27,702,963 yen  ($14,721,275,:87) in value, an increase of a  little more than 4,000,000 yen over the corresponding months of 1897; while the increase  from the United States alone was nearly  ,9,000,000 yen. American manufactures of  iron and steel seem to be especially satisfactory to Japan, the increase in nearly all articles of this class being strongly marked.^  The finer grades of Am erican ma nufacture  also seem to be finding special favor among  the Japanese, imports of American watches  having increased from 95,511 yen ($47,564,-  47) in the-'"first balf of last year to 165,690 yen  ($82,513 62) in the first half of the present  year, while typewriters, sewing machines, and  tf THE ECONOMIST,  ^S^I  rj  other articles of this class are also steadily increasing in the number and- value of those  taken into Japan from the United States.  Almost similar statements are made with regard to United'States trade with China.  Kitchener is an Oriental scholar of considerable repute. He wrote a book on Palestine  and the synagogues of Galilee, in which there  are many quotations from the Talmud and  Rabbinical literature. "It is about the last  book," says the Jewish Times, "one would expect a soldier to write."  The London Times in a vigorous article,  warns France hot to press her pretensions at  Shanghai, and Bays that if she does not heed  the warning Great Britain will enforce her  own legitimate claims against France, not  heeding the Chinese government, which is  merely a machine to register external pressure.  The Winnipeg Telegram says Sir Wilfrid  Laurier is kept busy giving certificates of  character to his unpopular ministers. The  other day he was obliged to give one to Mr.  Sifton. Now Mr. Tarte has to be deodorized.  Sir Wilfrid's certificates of character to these  worthies are as valuable as would have been a  testimonial by Mr. Fagin to the honesty of his  young associates.  In the Miner this morning a correspondent  over the thinly disguised signature of "Pye  O'Near," has a few words to say regarding'the  policy of The Economist. We have not the  time nor inclination to discuss any  matter with a man who is either  ashamed of his name, or too cowardly  to print it when he makes an attack. No one  knows better than "Pye O'Near" that the publisher of The Economist to-day is no more responsible for the utterances of this paper six  k months ago than the publishers at that time  were responsible for what this paper prints to-  dav. However, if "Pve O'Near" is desirous of  engaging in a "personal" argument, let him  give his name to the public and he shall be  accommodated. Just be a man, and not always  a sneak, if only for one minute.  We are in receipt of a communication  which contains a personal attack on Mr.  Neelands, one of the candidates for mayor.  The fact that our correspondent is afraid to  sign his name convinces us that he is a liar, a  sneak and a midnight assassin. We therefore politely decline to print the communication.  There was a "hot time" at the regular annual meeting of the South Kootenay Board  of Trade last Monday night. The trouble  arose over the neglect of the Dominion Government in supplying the Kootenay country  with the necessary postal communication over  the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. After , discussing the wording of the .message to the  Postmaster General's department, it was  moved bv Mr. H. B. Thomson and seconded  by Mr. Fred Irvine: 'That the board views  with great dissatisfaction the apparent negligence of the requirements of the Kootenay  country by the post office authorities, more  particuh rly the lack of east1 bound service  over the Crow's Nest Pass railway from Nelson, which service has not yet boen inaugurated, although the regular passenger trains  have been running since Dec. 12. By the,  present methods of handling mail to East  Kootenay points, the merchants of Nelson are  suffering daily loss of business.'  j>  ���&  The eye of J. M. Kellie seems to be growing  dim gazing upon the sublime grandeur of the  political iniquities of his leaders.-^Xime there  was when the eagle optic of the great Revel-  stoke statesmen could detect the ashes of a  political crook in a whirlwind..  The Ottawa Pitizen says: "The, Galician  murderer, Czuby. who killed a father and his  four children, was quite stolid under the  charge when put on trial, and seemed to care  not a jot about his victims. But when a leading witness said he was a liar the "Galician  got angry and told the whole story of his  dreadful cr.me to disprove the allegation of  trifling with the truth. Such are the peculiarities of "peculiar" people. There are goody-  goody persons who will point with pride to  this poor benighted Galician's love of truth-,  and ignore the fact that he committed a cunningly devised and brutal murder. So it is  with some of the other species, besides the  Galicians, whose importation is being countenanced because some accidental virtue is  supposed to offset other traits that have rendered them nuisances to the not-over-fastidious Turks, Russians and Austrians."  In another column will be found Mayor  Houston's answer to a charge against him  of having been guilty of discriminating in the  purchase of. lumber for the city against certain outside dealers. The Economist has  been accused of criticizing Mayor Houston  unfairly in the past, and we now publish this  letter to refute this charge, and at the same time  afford the widest latitude for the discussion of  questions affecting public interests. We would  go further and say that to our mind Mr. Houston has decidedly the best of the discussion.  In this race for municipal honors we play no  favorites.  An Answer to   a Charge.  To the People of Nelson :  The Miner this morning, charges that the  best interests of the city have been sacrificed  in the purchase of lumber for the water flume  that is being constructed at the summit.    The  facts are:    The council authorized the mayor  to purchase the material needed.   The flume  will be 15,000 feet long and will require about  300,000 feet  of lumber, of which  180,000 feet  must be good, sound inch and^a half and two  inch plank, the remainder 2x4, 3x4, and  4x4  scantling.   -The Nelson   Planing Mill offered  to supply the rough lumber for $8 a thousand  at the mill, and the plank for $10 a thousand.  A rate of   $15 a  car wan obtained  from the ,  Nt-lson & Fort Sheppard railway; hauling the  lumber, from, the  mill and  loading it on cars  would cost $1 a thousand.    This would make  the rough lumber, manufactured in Nelson by  men who spend their earnings in Nelson, cost  the city, delivered at  Summit Siding; $10.^0  per thousand  feet, andc the plank $12.50 per  thousand   feet.    The   manager   of. the   mill'  claimed that a carload a day  could   be delivered,   provided extreme  cold,weather  did  not set in.    He  was given  an  order ior the  rough lumber aad part of th�� plank.   After  this order  was given . Frank Lavin,of  Salmo  made an offer to supply 300,000  feet of lum-,  ber at Summit Siding for $9 50 per thousand.  This mill is  at Salmo.    He claimed  that his  mill had a capacity of 20,000 feet a  day, and  that he could certainly   ship   three  carloads  every other "day, as   freight trains   only ran  every other day on  the Nelson & ForbShep-  pard railwa}\    He was informed that part of  the order had been placed, but that as the city  was rushing the  work, he   could depend, on  getting the other  part. - He said  all   right.  S lortly afterwards the engineer decided   that  t ie plank.for the,sides of the flume  should be  dressed on one side and edged.    The  amount  of. this kind of lumber required for the flume  from the first creek  to the summit was  49,-  500 feet.    Mr. Lavin was immediately asked  what he could furnish this lumber for, and he  replied that he could not deliver  it  for less  than $14 per thousand.    He was offered $13  but would not   take it.   He   was given   the  order at $14.     He agreed  to deliver the first  . carload within a week, and  a  carload every  o'.her day thereafter.    The first carload . was  to have been  delivered two  weeks  ago.    Alfred Bunker of Nelson was sent to inspect the  lumber before it  was loaded on the cars.    He  returned the same day, and reported that  not'  a board had been cut, and that  the mill was  out of repair, and when in repair it could  not  be depended on to cut more than 5,000  feet a  day.    Up to this date, Mr. Lavin has not  informed the city that he is ready to  deliver a  board, let alone a carload.    The charge that I  am interested  in the Nelson  Planing mill is  untrne.    My only interest in it is the interest  that every citizen of Nelson should  have   in  local industries, that is, I give them  patronage in preference to patronizin   outside concerns.    In this I differ from a great, man)r of  my opponents.   They  do not  purchase any  thing   in   Nelson  that   they   can   purchase  cheaper anywhere else.  John Houston.  Nelson, January 10th, 1899. "S*.^/-'  THE ECONOMIST.  Leaves from the Diary of Samuel Pepys  In the year 1598, Charles II. being King of  England  and  Charles As King of   that far  away  region, known as  British Columbia,  I,  Samuel Pepys, am sent as ambassador to the  court of the same Charles  As, so that  I may  report to m/'master the beneficial results that  accrue to  those governments  which rule   by  negativism.    For verily is the treasury of my  master at a low ebb,  and the vital  principle  of negativism is never disburse, so that whatever cometh  into the treasury, there stayeth.  And we had , beard from  travellers  that the  , advisors of Charles As had found the true ap-  plication of this principle even so far as to refuse the honoring of the drafts made by  their  predecessors, which seemetha very  profitable  policy to those who are in power,  though apt  to cause unseasonable loss   to those who   are  governed.    But my royal master, Charles II,  being at a loss how to reward his favorites according to the promises made by him when in  opposition must needs follow the example of  those of his royal brethern who have made by  study and necessity a success of such business,  . and therefore do I find   myself in the city, of  Vancouver, which'is indeed the second city in  population and importance of the kingdom of  Charles   As.    And here   I stayed  me   many  days, for it is indeed a proper city  wherein he  may well enjoy himself who having no family  ties, has money to burn.    For  in the quaint  language of this western people it is  a "wide  open" town, and gives many and  diverse opportunities to those who wish to be separated  from their  money.    And when  I  questioned  1 mine host as to the manner  of the laws that  govern this western country, he .answered me  that the law applied only to  Victoria and the  rest   of   the   province,  but that   Vancouver  trusted in the bounty of Joseph.    Arid I marvelled   greatly   thereat,   for   the  bounty   of  Joseph is far reaching indeed.    The churches  .are well filled upon the holy days and so  are  the collection  plates,  and at all  times   eyen  upon those days the. hostelries are- crowded to  overflowing,   and   in   many    hostelries    are  diverse kinds of games  at which all  kinds of  money are lost and won through the live-long  day.    And I took a part in one of these games,  at which four  aces is  a  wonderfully taking  hand, and there  were pointed  out to me taking part therein several persons influential in  the kingdom.   A. renowned editor, and a legal  luminary  learned in  the law sat  opposite to  one another,  as was indeed very fitting both  being politicians of great prominence, but of  contrary opinions.    And  it is  the custom   of  the former to announce his convictions through  his editorial columns, whereas the latter talk-  eth   very    often    through    his     hat,    but  such    is    the    custom     of-    this    peculiar  kingdom, which ended, in a very pleasant entertainment, though the legal luminary waxed  somewhat wroth, and after losing six hundred  ducats gave his finger for the same ; which  is  also a  peculiarity of this   kingdom ; but the  banker seemed in no way disconcerted, whereat I marvelled greatly, and was the more  impressed by the -b.ou.nty of Joseph and  its  far-  reaching influence.   But after several; hours  play and losing many ducats, I arose from the  table, and the banker asked.me to call again,  assuring me that I need  never be  afraid of  visiting his gaming house,, for that: he had a  very big "pull."    And when I failed  to  understand his  meaning  and  told him  that I  hoped to enjoy myself likewise in Victoria, he  laughed me to scorn and assured me that in  Victoria the laws are strictly enforced,  because it is " on the wrong side of the fence."  Whereat I marvelled more than ever, and continued my stay in Vancouver,  enjoying  myself immensely in this city under the patronage of Joseph, and will only  journey, to  the  capital when my funds have decreased to, the  limit necessary to  defray  my  hostelry  bill  whilst there.   (To be Continued.)  Sammy Pepys.  No Friend Like the Old Friend.  There is no friend like the old friend to make the  fond heart bleed  When he meets you with a supercilious air  And his. glancing eye assures you that he  knows  you're goiie to seed  And 'tis no more use for him to treat you fair.  Oh, hi9 fine affected tone  As he talks with you alone  And the patronizing cadence of his voice,  For the fool can scarce construe  The subjective strength in you  Or he would not so pretentiously rejoice.  There.is.no friend like the old friend to make the'  fond heart sad   '  As he turns away his. head to see,you not,  Forgetting all the favors  from your hands that he  has' had���  'Tis so rich to cut you dead upon the spot.  Oh, his blank and stony glare,  Shot straight up into the air  And the dignified demeanor of his back!  Ah, fool, beyond the days  Of his hyprdcritic praise,  Now dark Nemesis to call upon his track!  There is no friend like the old friend to make the  heart rejoice  When he grabs your toil-hard hand and hugs  it tight,  The old ring and the true ring in his well remembered voice,  While  his eyes  are, filled  with  manifest delight,  For he greets you with a shout,  Simulation all left out,  A hearty friend, a.life-long friend, pure gold,  And beholds you long and late  With a force as strong as fate���  The bond of faithful friendship grand and old.  There is no friend like the old friend to drive dull  care away, ���       -  To lift the laden breast and make it stout.  Like a burst of summer sunshine his presence glads  the day  And puts the devil's blue-to utter rout,  For what's the odds to him  If your prospects y^t are dim  And the binding   of your vest is  worn   and .  frayed?  Like a.rock he stands by you  With a friendship warm "and true  And a fasthful sense of honor unbetrayed.  Le Roi at a  Premium.  In an article on the possible earnings of the  Le Roi mine in British America under its new  management and increased capitalization the  London Mining Journal of December 10, says:  "The public, so far as they*have*had  any  chance to do so, have willingly subscribed the  money invited, by the prospectus, of,the  Le  Roi Gold Mining Company, and  already the  shares stand   at a premium  on the market.  It is probable that the favor with  which the  new enterprise���or the old enterprise in its  new form���has-been received by the public is  due to a solid confidence in the' value of the  mine.  This confidence i3, it may be admitted,'  well grounded.   No one can estimate even approximately the value of the contents of   the  mine; but on any showing they must be very  considerable.   The dividends paid by the old  company   were more  tti&h   gratifying,   and  though, owing to pending litigation, no dividends have for some time been declared, and  no official statement has been made as  to the  profit earned per ton, it does, not require any  too large a measure of  faith to, suppose that  the profit earned will continue to be considerable.    But when we turn from the  property  itself, with its heavy output and its large re��  serves of   low-grade  ore,  to  the   mariner in  which the company has been put on the market, it is impossible to   view the   enterprise  with the same favor..  There  ii no ' statement  in   the   prospectus   which can   warrant the  heavy capitalization which has been put upon  the company,  and   the working,  capital of  ��50,000 seemB a ridiculously small sum com-  pared both with the magnitude of the undertaking and  the  amount:�����1,000,000���whi< h  the   British   public   have consented to subscribe  for it.    Time after  time it   has been  pointed out that an inadequate  working capital is the most  serious.possible  drawback to  the successful prosecution of any mining proposition, and how the modest margin of ��50,-  000 can be expected to suffice for the demands  of so large, and it may be conceded, promising  a company does not, appear.    Mr. Rathbone,  who speaks with an intimate knowledge of the  Le Roi mine,   is of the   opinion that annual  profits  to the amount of ��360,000 should be  returned.    A fairly good return  this on  the  capitalization; but we   shall  be surprised if,  under the new conditions, this,  or  anything  like this sum, will be reached." - ���  It is very true, as the Mining Journal says,  that an inadequate working capital is the'  most serious possible drawback to the successful prosecution of any mining proposition.  That is a faet of which we have some knowledge ourselves, right here in Southern California. But between an inadequate working  capital, and an over-adequate capitalization  there is a tremendous space, requiring the  most marvellous management to successfully  bridge. The average Britisher rarely grumbles so long as he is getting some moderate  return on his investment, but with Le Roi  capitalized at $5,000,000, the stockholders in  that "company will have reason to congratulate themselves if the future discloses no  grounds for discontent.���Los Angeles Mining  Review.    ' ".��� ;  Books for Presentation.   Thomson Stationery  .Co.Ltd, .  *  J' ,;*;i-?^i  THE ECONOMIST.  THOSE FAMILIAR TYPES.  > , 1  ' (0  {i  Object lessons are not confined, to the kindergarten alone. The adult is taught to associate certain types with certain characteristics, and so long has his mind been directed in  these channels, so long has he trod the beaten  way, that anything original would not only  shock him, but would also give him a disagreeable sensation of being the victim of an  iconoclastic liberty. From childhood he has  been taught to regard certain things as the  expression of certain ideas, and to assume  one as necessary to the other as both the  blades of a scissors to its utility.  ,. To begin with the stage. The Irishman  who treads the boards has been presented,  since he became almost a necessity Gin farce,  with kneebreeches, a cutaway coat, blackthorn  stick, blue stockings and the "dhudeen" or  short clay pipe. Give us an Irishman in any  other costume on the stage and we should fail  to recognize him. He might" roll his "r's,"  dance a jig and twirl his "shillelagh," but the  result would be unsatisfactory. We should  have no sympathy with him, but regard him  as some abnormal creation of the costumer's  who was endeavoring to rob the dramatic  author of his laurels by the presentation of  such a monstrosity. We paid our money at  the door to behold the Irishman of our vouth,  the being to whom custom had endeared us,  and we object to being put off with any such  impossible hodgepodge as the mirth-making  Pat.  So with Nora or Kitty, his sweetheart. She  must have short skirts and an apron. Blue  stockings or ' green are likewise absolutely  necessary to her make-up. She must rest her  hands in the pockets of said apron, and keep  looking perpetually roguish. She must  ejaculate at intervals, "Arrah, be aisy, Pat,"  when the bold wooer endeavors to snatch a  kiss from her ruby lips, and if she fails in any  of these things we have no use for her. We  cannot and will-not have her walk upon the  stage with the ordinary movement of a  Tvo.nan. She must skip, and stand on her  toes, and the.more she giggles the more we  feel that we are getting our money's worth.  These types have been given us as guiding-  posts when we were in short trousers, and  none other will do. Wisely, the stage manager recognizes this. He appreciates the fact  that what has been must be, that old things  are better than new j and that we go to the  theater to be interested and amused, and not  to witness the brain-distressing shattering of  our ancient idols.  In the society drama our requirements are  even more exacting. Anybody who sits down  to write a letter on the stage, and consumes,  say, about one-half the time it would take the  ordiriery penman to place the same number of  words off the stage on paper, makes us nervous. Our type of the stage letter-writer is he  who seizes the pen,  plunges it into the  ink  Books for Presentation.   Thomson Stationery  Co.Ltd, .  bottle, and rushes is over the paper at lightning speed, affixing his signature with a dab,  such as that with which Joe, the orang-outang,  makes his autograph. Such is the teaching  of the drama, and if there were nothing to be  learned in this direction, Mr. Belasco, as well  ai scores of others, would find themselves out  of a job.  Similarly when the footman comes in and  presents a letter on a salver, it must be hur-  ridly torn open, and after a few lines have been  read, the receiver is compelled to hold it well  up in sight in his left" hand, and give it one or  two smart s]aps with his right. .Were a man  to do this off the stage he .might reasonably be  regarded as having wheels or the fumes of  strong water in his head, but on the stage unless he complies with this stern law of the  drama, he is neglecting a most important part  of his duty as an actor. Asides must be given  in a loud tone of voice, so the last row in the  dress circle may hear them distinctly, while  the person at whom they are,directed is only  four feet away. But the dramatic law ordains that the ear next the side must be deaf,  ehe this necessary cpart of the dialogue should  have to be abandoned altogether.  Nor is the novelist less controlled by this  tyranny of types than the dramatist. The  belated traveler halts for the night at a roadside inn. Not for his life will the story-teller  give his reader "any other type of. landlord  than a fat, sleek, rosy fellow, with a rubicund  nose and a bald head. If he does he is taking a liberty, and we feel that he is not striving to please. We will not accept any lean,  ill-favored person to do the honors of that inn,  and furthermore we insist that the storm  shall howl about it and that the sign shall  creak. Again, we want a blazing1 fire in the  hearth, and, if possible, crimson curtains to  render the glow more impressive. We are  used to comfortable inns of this sort in books,  and no other house of entertainment will come  up to our expectations. We are not so particular about the waiter, but we would much  prefer a corpulent to a lean one. A neat  housemaid is a bit of detail we affect, and by  all means let us have a big bed chamber, arid  if there could be a ghost patrolling the corridors outside and groaning through the keys  hole, so much the better. But we are not insistent on the ghost question if the other types  are worked up to our standard.  In the matter of country squires we are  rigid. We must have them bluff, in the first  place, arid hospitable and fond of sitting late  and drinking deep after dinner. A gentle  leaven of profanity must run through our  squire's conversation. A country squire who  didn't swear occosionally we should regard as  a fake and a milksop. We have formed our  ideal and we demand our rights. He must be  given to tapping young girls' rosy cheeks and  making broad jokes, and perpetrating blunders which bring blushes and "Oh, fies!" from  the members of his  family or his guests.    We  Toys, Toys,   Toys-   Thomson Stationery  Co-   Ltd-  care not who does the blushing and the "Oh  fieing," hut it is one of our vested rights and  we will not be denied. If there be a governess  in the family, she must be beautiful and neglected. The lady of the manor, must sit upon  her on all occasions, the cub of a son must fall  in love with her, and the vixenish daughters  must gibe at her for her poverty. That is the  type of governess we have been reared to respect and sympathize with, so none other,need  apply. In the end she must make the grand  match of the book; and snap, from under the  noses of the other girls the most eligible part  in the entire combination. There must be  wailing and gnashing of teeth and astonishment and indignation from all except the  squire himself, who was ever the girl's friend;  and our governess, now a,lady of wealth and  rank, forgives them all, is tapped on her rosy  cheek by the good spuire, and possibly kissed,  [ and goes off with her happy husband to her  castle to set the pace for the, entire country  and marry off her poor relatives to the most  desirable young men in the neighborhood,  while the wicked vixens are mated with  clowns and gamblers.  , No one has ever dared to attempt to improve on the familiar type of circus clown.  His grins, his baggy breeches, his thefts and  failings,about are'as much the properties of  the clown as the sawdust is of the ring. We  should.hoot, and very properly so, any deviation from this line of business, dear to us  from our boyhood days. For the ring-master  who did not from time to time crack his whip  at the clown's legs we should have nothing  but contempt. Imagine a clown getting on  the horse's back and not falling off with a  howl���he might as well go back to the dressing-room, put on his store clothes and look  out for another place���or getting on the stool  and shouting, "What will the little lady  have next���hoops or banners?" or cracking a  joke at some person in the audience, who, incensed at the liberty, dashe3 into the ring to  thrash him, but proves to be another clown in  disguise; or not referring in some way to His  maiden aunt, or his grandmother; or not getting into his way of the ground and lofty  tumblers. But such a state of affairs is impossible, and would be as dangerous to introduce as to omit the bonds and tambourine at  a minstrel show. ,.  The widest latitude i3 in the villain type.  There are so manv kinds of villains, and the  field is so expansive that there is always room  for a new type. Therefore in this regard our  ideas are broad. We welcome the new villain  to the old muster roll. We are critical of him  it is true, but if he be of the right stamp we  generally accord him a place among our types  of first-class and familiar scoundrels.  It is believed that the Dominion Parliament will be called together this month, and  that the session will be a short one.  Purses   and   Wallets,! Choice   Goods,   SHve  Mounted, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  WklJHSIISHHfflHUMEKi  MLJiUAMIimHIJlMffMMMB^ _,_^ *   ^^uuu.^��.  THE ECONOMIST  EMPRESS COFFEE.  Once Tried no Family will Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  LUMBIA FRUIT CA  CARLEY& PEEL, Nelson,B.C, \/onnrtii\/cn   R O  Agents for the Kootenay.        V 3 llCOU VeiyD.O.  i  Railway Notice  ���  r I  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.       ^  70 Bassinghall St., London. ^  ,      . _ ,,,        ������ ^  General Shipping & Insurance Agents ^  t t fl    ������'���   Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the  best offices.  Risks acce-pted.   Miners' Outfits Insured.  .  Loans  and  Mortgages   Negotiated.    Estates  Managed  Collected. .Debentures bought and sold.  Klondike  and   Rents  *  GENERAL   -   FINANCIAL   -   AGENTS.  ^,.,3  Notice is hereby gtven that pursuant to the  requirements of the Dominion and British  Columbia Railway Acts, the following plans  have been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Railway Company in the Land  Registry Office in the City of Victoria, vtz :���  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  ���branch, British Columbia Southern Railway  Plan, Profile and Book if Reference, starting  at Nelson to a point 21.7J miles east, deposited  5th October. 1898, No. 505 E.  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway,  Plan and Book of Reference of extra land for  station ground IIQV, miles west of Eastern  boundary, of British Columbia on north-east  % of Section 25,' Township 10, Kootenay District, deposited 17thNovember, 1898, No. 505 H.  Victoria, B. C, 22hd November, 1898.  Diiake, Jackson & Helmcken,  ���    ' '    Solicitors for Depositors.  NOTICE.  Notice is' hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia at its next  session by the Britisn Columbia Telephones,  Limited, (a Company incorporated in England under the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1893.  Imperial), hereinafter called "the Company,'*  or, "the said Company," for an Act confirming and conferring upon it the powers of "the  said Company," as the same appear in the  Memorandum of Association deposited in  England with the Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies; and giving "the said Company"  power to acquire, exercise, and take  over all rights, powers, privileges, franchises and assets held by the "New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Telephone Company,  Limited," and "The Vornon and Nelson  Telephone Company," and vesting the same  in " the said Company," and to assume the liabilities entered into by' the" ���  aforesaid companies and for the conferring  upon "the said Company" the power- to purchase, lease, take over, or otherwise  acquire the rights, privileges, franchises,  powers and assets of any company in  any part of the Province of British Columbia,  having similar objects "to the company,"  and to amalgamate with such other company ,  or companies and to operate and 'carry on  the business , of the aforesaid company  or companies, so acquired or to be acquired and for the conferring upon "the said  Company" of all such powers' as may be  necessary to fully and completely carry on  and operate the works aforesaid, or any of  them, a rd of other powers. c.  Dated this 30th day of November, A. D. 1898.  McPiiillips & Williams,   ��� ,   Solicitors for Applicants.  NOTIGE. ,   ,  Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the  requirements of the Dominion and British  Columbia Railway Acts, the following plan  has been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Railway Company in the La nd Registry Offieejn the C.ty of Vietovia, viz-"  ,  Plan, Profile and Book oi Reference, revised  location from M5th mile west of East boundary of British Columbia, westerly to 183.7ih '  inilo, deposited 23rd August, 1898, No. 5G5 B.  Dated the 5th day of December. 18U8.  Drake, Jackson &,KelmckeN'.    -  Solicitors for the Depositors.  AND  uors  rriFnoT i'TiTinrfn  <<^>  COMflANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns' are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.,  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,  LIQUORS,  HAVANA   CIGARS,   ETC.  All the leading brands always in stock.  PIT HER S. LEISER,  VM7T5   STREET, VICTORIA, B.C.  i  \-  d   v&n  ���linni i ���iiiii iiiimiii  I  weanr utemtw ^*asrf^  ffBKOa  Am���IB  ^v   /  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  Greenwood has a moral reform wave.  Silverton   shipped GO   carloads  of  ore last  week.  Moyie City has every   house in   the  place  occupied.  A large quantity of ice has been cut by the  loci butchers.  The Comstock  during   the  week added 11  men to its force.,  The Sl.ocan Star  h<*s laid   off a number  of  men till next May.  In East  Kootenay the  North Star  mine is  working 35 men.  Jap.   McGregor,    provincial   inspector    of  mines, is in the city.  Many bets have been made on the result of  the municipal contest tomorrow.  The wholesale grocers will play the retailers a match of hockey at the Crystal rink tonight.  Ed C. Senkler has at last reached Dawson  City and entered upon his duties as Gold  Commissioner.  A big  strike of copper ore is  reported   at  Windermere on the Swansea.  The Cariboo Consolidated Mining and Milling Co. has declared a dividend of one per  cent, on the last day of each month.  The new ore house, at the mouth of the No  2 tunnel, at the Emily Edith, is about completed and tracks have been laid into it.  Messrs. Hickey, Parrel and Chamberlin  have purchased the Fontenoy claim in Camp  McKinney.    The price paid was $20,000.  The Women's Missionary Society of Nelson  has elocted the following officers: Mrs. J.  Roderick Robertson, president; Mrs. C. Wilson, secretary;  Mrs. M.  DesBrisay, treasurer.  V  �� THE ECONOMIST  ���35E  The Cheapest Place to Buy Christmas Cards,  ��� , Art Calendars,,  X'mas Gifts, Writing Cases, Purses, Wallets,' Books  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  Certificate of Improvements.  "Princess Ida" mineral claim, si tun to in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay District. " ,  Where located :���On Morning Mountain,  near the head waters of Sandy Creek.  'Take notice that I, John McLatchie, acMnn  as agent for 13. It. C. Walbey, Free Miner's  Certificate No,-2(��57 A, .William M Bamhury,  Free Miner's Certificate No.27ol A, and Michael Egan, Kree Miner's Certificate No. 25S4  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim. And lur-;  ther take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance .of  such certificate"of improvements. \  Dated this first clay of October, 189S. ���  i   John McLatci-ue, P. L. S.  W, J. QUINLAN, D. D.5.  DENTIST  Mara Block,  ,,   Baker Street, Nelson  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Brandies.  U [  ���   Nelson.Blackshiith Co.  H. A. PR0SSER, Manager. Lake St., Opja. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  Special attention given to crown and bridge  ! work and the painless extraction of teeth by  oca! anesthetics.  WADDS BROS., <  ' Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson,  Tinsmsthing  urnbi  AND  Josephine Street  Neison.  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop ��� Block, "Baker   street.  All w ork guaranteed.  ON  THE  BIRTHDAY  OF  DONIZETTI.  The Rome of Cassar crowned with, bays  The heroes whoincreased her might,  The poet for his stately lays,  The soldier victor in the fight.  Today it has no fair confetti  To grace the tomb of Donizetti.  The critics long have lost the ear  Which found Rossini charmed and sweet.  E'en Verdi, in his early sphere,  Is almost always judged effete,  And all the skill of Donizetti  Is voted crude and alphabetty.  IPor Wagner's noiseful rule has come  And waked the world with blaring brass.  The tuba, trombone, horn and drum  Have silenced silver strings, alasl  And all his strident strength makes petty  The dulcet airs of Donizetti.  The "Venusberg and-all the gods  Or Lohengrin are now a-tour, >  And no one thinks of laying odds  On "Lucia di Lammermoor." I  We're told it's foolish and duetty, ,   ���  This masterpiece'of Donizetti. "' \  The very schoolboy whistles o'er  The intermezzo, note for note, \  And Bizet's braggart toreador (  Is daily heard from every throat  But poor old Signor Donizetti   . \  Is not piano-organetty. ' ���  . , ��� ^j  'Tis ever thus.   What prophet hath     . __.. ]  The honor that is his by right? j  The oak today, tomorrow's lath,  And day must always turn to night.'  But shall; the darkness dour and jetty  Blot ou* our dainty Donizetti'?"���  -London Sketch.  WlNTEh.  Merry, though the moon shines pale  And the wind tossed brandies wail.   '  Purest crystals float and fall.  There they sparkle,  Here they darkle, , '    ,  On the pine and lonely wall.  Merry, though the stream is still  'Neath the cold and trackless hill.  There the realms of Hespor glow.  Twilight lingers.  Shining fingers  Gild the sleeping fields of snow.  -Genesee Richardson in Woman's Home Companion.  An pttempt will  be made   to put a stop to  Sunday work at the mines.  ,; A Big Project.  James W. Moffat has left for Toronto where  he will remain until spring.  Mrs. Neil   McLeod was  buried yesterday,  Rev. Mr. Frew conducted the services.  Toys, Toys,   Toys-   Thomson Stationery  Co-   Ltd-  The Magnolia and Copperopolis, in Copper  Camp, have been sold by Qeorge Riter to a  syndicate represented by Brelich. Both properties have -good, ledges of high grade copper  ore and the work of developmen t has already  commenced. The price paid is said to be  $50,000. ���:-".'.'  Egypt exemplified!    This is a scheme,which  two gentlemen who left Vancouver   Thursday  for England have in view.    They are   Messrs.  Park and Morrison and their mission to England is to interest capital in an   undertaking  to bring under cultivation some 7,000 acres of  land near Kamloops, where they reside.    The  proposition  is to' irrigate  this land   as Wm  Fortune has demonstrated that  it is about as  good as any which can be found on this mundane sphere.    At the Chicago   World's  Fair  Mr. Fortune  captured many first prizes  wdth  his display.    With irrigation, pears,  peaches  and even   watermelons can   be grown in   the  open.    Artesian wells  have proved a   failure  near Kamloops.    It is   proposed   to   irrigate  this big stretch of  land  by means of  natural  gravitation, water being taken from Jameson  creek.    The fall is 164 feet to the flat, o Ditches  some twenty miles   in   extent   will  have   to  be built.    In the dry season, that is from June  to July, the creeks cehnot be depended  upon  for water, so lakes will be tapped   in order   to  secure an extra supply.; It is anticipated that  but little trouble  will  be  experienced in getting the necessary capital.���--Province. 8  THE ECONOMIST.  0  t '������  !   |  I  *  (  11 ��  I '���  >��� ���  in  Hi?  Ifg  J'V.  > '!'  11 '=-'  Pi  I i ?-  I! ||  j-.  H  ir-  Before Buying Elsewher  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers  Spoons, Cutlery and House, Furnishings.  VANCOUVER HA  TT7I1EN you buy ���.  VV OKELL& MORRIS'  E C!  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware.  CA  3-  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith &c Co's,  Biscuits, Etc. <���  NELSON, B. C. P. O. 80x498.  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" A  friend of mine," (says the Canon)',  " once shared the box-seat with  the driver of the stage-coach in  Yorkshire, and being a lover of  horses, he talked with the- coachman about his team, admiring one  horse in particular. 'Ah,' said  the coachman, * but that 'oss ain't  as good as he looks ; he's a scientific horse 1' exclaimed my friend.  1 What on earth do you mean by "-  that?' 'I means,' replied Jehu,  * a 'oss as thinks he knows a, de '; ^  more nor he does.'" .t"  ^^^^sm^mmmmmmm^^mm^ms^mm THE ECONOMIST  9  Sirdar,0 now finally known as  -$  (Fisher Station, C. N. P. Ry.)  THE   CITY   o'lT   KISM  ��-  Its Resources arfe Diversified  nountSn'MilliiL DSiirXA^h'^-"^^'^unda^' an^ is the ^re of the Goat  _ '>���     !^      Lota now for Sale  Further particulars apply to  Geo. McFarland, Agent, Nelson,    ��r Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  falling in love at the slightest provocation, and the less common habit of making offers of   marriage;  which, as long as he confined his  addresses   to    ladies of his own  rank, was of   no consequence,, ae  they were treated  as  jokes.     But  one day his fancy fell on  a  strapping dairymaid about twelve inches  taller  and  six  years older   than  himself, and it was  fhortly afterward reported  to his  mother, the  Countes<, that big Polly had showed a fellow-servant a written  offer  of marriage from  the  little   lord.  Immense excitement, at the end of  which the confidential housekeeper  was, sent on a  mission of inquiry,  with full powers of compromise, to  the strapping  Cinderella   of   the  dairy.     The embassadress offered  an   excellent situation   at   great  wages and a handsome present in  hand if so�� would go to a distant  estate and promise to have ho more  to say  to  her noble  lover!     The  damsel accepted the offers' without  hesitation���indeed,  with eagerness  -���answering :   "Make youF mind  (^fvMrs.r������as I wouldn't marry  the little cretur if every 'air on r\>  'ead was 'ung with diamonds. 1'n,  keepin' eompany with'.- a younp  man who stands six feet in 'jY  stocking fcoJea and canjurupa  gaff-  without putting  a finger   on  it."  " All right, my  good   Mary.     I  knew you were a good girl, and you  had  better start  before his  lordship comes back from London, and  there's something to pay expense*,"  producing  a  nice  new   crackling  Bank  of  England  note for   ��50.  "And now,  Marv, you  will  give  me up the lordships letter V "No,  hideed, I shan't,'' was the answer.'  "My young man is ready to marry  me as soon as I can get ready, but  I shall keep this letter to show him  ii he's nancy that if I liked I might  h' married a hear!."  &  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  ( -   BRANCHES AT   .  * *��5^��� TRAiL KELSON KA5L0  SANDOK THREE FORKS SLOGAN C1TV  t��  The   Largest  Supply  o  Horse     Blankets     Ever  Brought into   the Kootenay     Every one High Grade  Article.    Inspection invited. r  OPPOSITE P. O.  MELSOM, B. C.  you will   be  sur3  ���   i ��� ��� ��� ���  of having the best.  AH  the leading brands of  rv      ���-���v.-- ~. <w Foreign   and  Domestic Cigars.   18,000 Cigars to select from Bar-  gams in Pipes for Christmas *  ��#"��k ;f^EiU^��i^^fe^iiiij^  10  THE ECONOMIST  THE ABBE'S DOG.  if-  ��  i  i    "  'M  18  1111'!  1.  llf  l��'v  15  Abbo Sauteu was the cure of a sleepy  Tittle village at the extreme end of Province���the  Provence of the olden time  ,^hen doubts had not yet crept in to cor  rupt  the  simple faith of  the peasants  The old priest, lived happily among^his  parishioners,, kindly souls all of them,  ; and  so  obedient to the commandments  of  God and our  holy mother church  , that their lives were a real  benediction  for their spiritual father. The good man  had  no need  to  touch  them up every  ��� now and  then with a  rousing sermon,  nor did he  ask the aid of others more  eloquent  than  himself  to  convert his  flock.   They were  born, lived and died  in the fold, and their pastor discharged  his' simple  priestly' duties  and   led in  anticipation the life of the blessed.  The abbe adored nature, and every  day you could have seen him strolling  among the fields; reading his breviary i  while from time to time' he glanced at  the- gambols of 'Oremus, his little dog.  They were aa inseparable as St. Roch  and his famous bowwow. Oremus enjoyed these strolls as much as his master, but" in a different fashion. The  priest's pleasure was purely contemplative, that of the doggie active.  , Oremus firmly believed that God gave  four legs to little dogs so that they  could be twice as alert as their masters,,  who, poor creatures, had but two. So  ho raced over the field's, sometimes be:  hind, sometimesi ahead of the cure,  jumping, making a corkscrew of his  tail, snapping at the birds and giving  himself up .to all the pranks befitting'  the well bred dog of a priest.  Superfluous to add that Oremus understood .absolutely all that his master  said to him and that he' could do everything . but speak. As for tricks, our  Oremus could have given points to the  whole canine world. He danced on his  hind legs and shook hands like a Christian, and his great' feat was "to refuse  the most delicious chop, the juiciest  morsel, if offered with the left hand.  You ��� may well believe that this vie-'  tory,,over the canine flesh was not gained without effort. The'abbe and his dog  had * given ' much time and patience to  the perfecting of this triumph, and  evenings after the cure had dined -alone  the little clog was put through his puces,  always ending the performance with the  famous "chop act." Then the abbe,  with tears in his eyes, would ask himself if the good God could have the  heart to refuse a scrap of paradise to  such a creature. Let us hasten to add  -that-the worthy priest would have died  before giving voice to such a sentiment  ���he, a son of the church.  But nothing is perfect in this world,  and one day the sacred calm of Abiho  was turned into confusion. Listen, and  you will learn how. A young conscript,  who had been absent seven years and  who was supposed by the villagers to  have been killed in the war; reappeared  one fine morning and immediately took  farming.  So rar so  up his old life of  good. But what a scandal arose, my  frieuds, when it was known that Le  Faiard absented himself from mass on  Sunday, swore like a pirate at even-  word, and, more than all, ate meat on  Friday!  Abbe Sauteu almost died of mortification. Night and day he racked his brain  to find some means of bringing the apostate back to the faith of his childhood.  As if by accident M. le Cure often  strolled past the field where Le Faiard  was working. Almost always he stopped to gossip with his black sheep, and  very often the conversation turned on.  the all'absorbing question. Le! Faiard,  for his part, was only too ready to'argue  the point.    lie was a pigheaded fellow,  who liked to hear himself talk, and frequently it happened that our good abbe  ���who was by no means a well of learning���found himself floored by the argu-  j nients which  his  opponent had picked  j up  in  his military  life and which he  j reeled off with a parrotlike volubility.  i      One day when Le Faiard had reduced  ! his adversary to  silence, he asked, as a  | finishing stroke:  |      " Anyway, father, do you take me for  ' a saint?''  !      "Alas, far from it, my son."  |      ''The devil   fly away with me, then,  ��� if you don't denial vl more of me than a  ; saint or even ah apostle is capable of. "  "Heaven    forbid!"    ejaculated   the  priest, falling,innocently into the snare.  "Well, then, lather," said Le Faiard,  with  a   sly griii1, "did  St. Thomas believe on the faith of others?    Didn't he  require a miracle,   and,   trone-de'-Dieu,  what a miracle!    Who  can   blame me  , for   following St. Thomas' example���  only I ask less than his saintship.  Show  me the least little miracle, I don't care  how  small, and   I'll  go  to  confession  with all my heart. "���  Then seeing that the priest was dum-  fouiided, he, added: "Morbleu, father,  won't you show me one? That ought  not to feaze a friend of God's. "  Then he walked away, in high glee,  at the effect produced by his words.  "Work a miracle," said the priest to  himself. "Impossible! And yet if God  would help me"��� \  In truth God did help him, and one  day in mid-Lent Father Sauteu left the  house, escorted by his'dog. All the way  to Le Faiard's field' ho chuckled softly  to himself.  '' A miracle, indeed. You must have  a miracle, must you, you' rogue? Ore-"  mus, little villain, <��� leave those birds  alone. You have other things to do. A  miracle!    Yes, my fine fellow, you are  ;;oing to nave your miracle, and I'm go-?  liig to have y"nr soul!"  It was Friday. Le Faiard has just  killed his pig, and would probably have  a sausage for dinner.  The priest soon reached his destination.  "Good day, Le Faiard," said he, in  a fatherly tone.  "Good day, father," replied the dis  ,3ipie of Voltaire.  With that they fell into a chat, interrupted from time to time by the yelps of  Oremus, and punctured, so to speak, by  the handfuls of seed that the young  farmer scattered right and left as he  walked along.  Dinner hour. The two men seated  themselves on a little hillockj and Le  Faiard pulled a sausage from his pocket,  a superb sausage, red as a tomato, and  with an odor to have made a saint's  mouth water.  "Holy Virgin, Le Faiard, what a sin!  On a Friday, in Lent too. Don t eat it,  my sou.''  "'' Not or.t it! Thnt's good. Tho idea!  I wonld cat it on Good Friday if I.had  it. Besides, haven't I noon with my own  eyes bishops and archbishops, too, for  that mat tor, in Lidia, who always ate  meat whether it was good or b.id Friday."  "Your joking i3 ill timed. Cod is  good, but ho will not- always have patience with you. Some day he will open  your eyes by a iniiuele. but who can say  if then the gate of mercy may not be  closed for you.''  "Father, miracles ave always in Reason, but unfortunately the time f-T  them has gone by. As for me, death of  my life, I wouldn't ask hotter t b:\n to  see what you tivonte-n me with iJoan-  whiie tho sua-age claims my attention  ���and"��� And the rascal took a great  mouthful of his-dijiivi-/.  Oremus Luid aot   iu;:e:'. l,~  the sausagft since its appearance on the  scene. Every time Le Faiard took a bite  the poor bowwow licked his chops and  wagged his tail, which distinctly said  . in dog language:  "Oh, what an elegant sausage I How  I should like some!"  "Watch, my dosr, yon morker," said  the abbe. "See how he is devouring the  sausage with his eyes. Weil, when 1  say, 'Id is Friday, Oremus,' he will,not  touch the piece that I-am going to offer  him.   And he is onlv a dog. "  Le Faiard was convulsed with laughter.  "Oh/father, that's too much! All the  ppme, though, 1 would like to sue your  miracle���it would take me to mass���  yes, and vespers too. "  Taking a delicious morsel of the sausage, the abbe called, "Oremu&l"  Oremus came like a streak. .  ��� "It is Friday, Oremus, " went en the  abbe, "but just see what 1 have for  you," and he offered tho tempting uit,  which he held, bo it unuer^tood, in his  left hand.  ' Imagine, if you can, tho astonishment  of Le Faiard when he,saw (/renins halt  suddenly in front of his ' master, head  lowered,"tail between his leus and with  the air of an actor who had lurgotteu  his lines.  "Good doggie, Oremus, eat it!"  Sure of his success, the priest put the  sausage.under the dog's nose: Not a  movement! Oronms'. eyes were good.  He saw that tho sausage, staid in the  left hand, and after a few minutes he  turned tail and reivested to the shade  of a bush close by, where he sadly flung  himself down'and tried to forgot his disappointment in a linie ia:p.  During this scene L~e" Faiardhad been  petrified With open mouth ho watched the priesc a-id his uug as a criminal  watches bis judge. When Oremuo final  ly beat a rofreac. Le Faiard roused himself and ejected the mouthful already  half masticated.  "Father," he , cried, "I have seen  enough and, too much. I am the most  miserable sinner on earth, and it ha3  taken a dog to convince me of it."  The   following   Sunday   Le   Faiard  monffAwoci! j:;*-: �����������.���-. ��� - :���    I---.--:  rmoT Q-it��<-..-w  im vja^ I.   VU xi.��.ni.-:.T    ._ 2.    -  i -*.   ���...��     ....   ..     o  that memorable day it is ho who lights  the caudles and ring.s the bells in Abiho. where t)m h^^-*:-: -:-���" -^A :>-i=>.iS  now  as formerly.���''L'Echo de  la Se-  mame.  ^ "See a Pin ami PicTs It Up."  It may be  before  long  that our pins  will have to be dipped   in cur bene acid  before being put  on our buro.-.u:*.    For  pins have   been proved   to   be a'prolific  source  of'dangur   m  threading ctuita-,  gious diseases   Ail kmda'ur goi'ii-s, it u  said, can be  collected under the lipids,  and nurses who  indulge- the  feminine  habit of holding   pins in   their mouths*  lay themselves  oj en   to serious attack.  The doctors who have warned  the public say that many of   the so called new  pins are not new at  ail," b*af   have Leen  picked up in the streets and- la id .side by  side with the others.  Tho idea is not ant  altogether  pleasant  one, and is, moreover, one likely to increase  tho uneasiness of the overfastidioua  , There "are some women   now who are  so afraid of  germs  that  they wash ail  their gold and silver pieces before handling them and who never allow a bank  bill to go into  their  purses untii it has-  been wrapped in,some kiurf of disinfect- ���  big paper.   They even require the shopgirls who   band   them   their  change to  wrap in paper first.   What is to be done,  if all this is so, with the popular superstitions about  picking  appall the pins"  that one sees and never passing a penny  in the street?���Harper's bazar.  The Mystery of Mysteries.  PrDvidence moves in a mysterious  way, but those who make a specialty of  explaining these mysteries have nevev  boen able to account fr.r the regularity'  with which twins and triplets come to  the hDuieof the lL^i'who earns a salary  of $8 per week:���Washington Post.  Flans and' Estimates.  , Inquiring Son���Pop, is an architect  an artist?  " Pop (who has just had-a new house,  built)���I guess so. They say artists ara  perfect children about money matters.  ���New York'Weekly.  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  o   Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and , Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson j Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hzntiryx Street. [Turned Work-  o  o  o  ���o  a   a a  S2> A ��T     IftfSlE^hll  /*i ����= ,    /^ ^tf &��=�� > **  * *  GtajLIUJULOJUU^  tenav duu  .-'-i  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS :N %  .  RESH'AND SALT MEATS. *  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices. %  l       Mail orders receive careful attention. "  ���.(       Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies I  \  kept in stock. *-  .:-                                                    &.��   \J    S lira wLVj   i��g��lSs��&yo��l ��� ^  /Imw!m,' /Tw'rrTrwyr^ ^7^7^,*(* ���,��*,\ *t\ ^t> srr.i\ 'i* o* *i*-j*-r�� J\ /iCTiw^,s!pr^r^c*TC^r7f> jjyvfTTi*-^c^r^\~yv7;C7iN^^^^^r^cr^r^\ Jsyjw*  &  -nnnnnmsvrsTnttxinrsvtmr^^ ^ mrmnnniTQ  alt 1.  'I    ��� -  TtP   %f   li=d  rS  1 THE ECONOMIST.  11  �����������  ' _    0         ITor Health and Happiness  REAKFAST.  L>ui ZsZilt I'oll  tho Truth*  ",0au you or can you not trust novoli  f-v tx true pic-tore of' life?" asked a gen-  t'lijaawho reads much. ."Not long  i ���.-..��� I read Pierre Loti's beautiful story  1 i.iidui uii personal adventures in the  tiv;..i..;u inland'of Tahiti. The author  * -.- -x ua\u o^icer on a French vessel  and was stationed for many months at  Tahiti, a bit of land lost in the vastness  ' of the Pacific. While there he fell in  h>ve with a beautiful young native girl  i. ad married her according to the customs of Ooeanica. ' "  ,,  '' His book deals with the idyllic days  that he spent in her company; with hex  artless manners ��� and strange, imaginative nature. But in this book he gavs  reason to believe that nearly all of the  liaval officers were enamored with the  pretty native girls, and thereby hangs a  tale. . A few days ago I happened to  meet an officer oi a Danish ship, and he  t:jld me that Loti caused a great deal of  cnnoyance to his married friends by hia  island stories.  "When they arrived in France, after  the publication of the book, their wives  *sked them very awkward questions,  and they wjre kept in a stew for many  months. Whenever anything unpleasant  happened, the girls of Tahiti would become the subject of a very animated  conversation. As a result they were  torctel to tell their wives that Loti's  Look did not present a true picture of  lite in Tahiti Now. did H or did it  .'fiotr-':���..���",'.       ", '. ":v.;.;/" '  -~���  natural history  specimens, as well as my own to look after. What-  that they have collected, will  result in ever good I have, done has been credited  an exhibition which iu variety and qual- to them, and whatever of evil has been  ity will   be  a   revelation to one who is charged  to me and magnified,-because  not used to following them in these in- people said  they had a right to expect  Ingenuity of Boy*.  In physics and natural history thero  8're opportunities to direct and control'  Vk* out of school activities of young  ] ��?opie of which the enthusiasf ic teach-  %: of ���science ������ is  not slow to avail hini-  ��� e,lf. suys D. , S. Sanfcrd in The Atlantic. One of the most astonishing facta  of the time is the ingenuity of boys in  constructing electrical   apparatus,, with  .'���I-     .  ^meager, materials:  a few hints and out of the most  I know boys who  ^Ijiave belt lines of electric tramways circulating in their garrets, and a boy  v/ho last year was the despair of his  teachers won 'deserved, recognition iu  the manual -training exhibit as the clever inventor of a'mobt ingenious electrical boat. An invitation to boys to bring  to school products of their own ingenu-  terests.  Sogeueral and so wholesome a tendency is too , significant to be ignored,  and yet one almost hesitates to meddle  with it lest official recognition may rob  it of its independence and spontaneity.  With sympathy from the school, however, it may be directed and made more  intelligent. Interest in nature, for instance, may help to till profitably the  long summer vacations.  The Milk In the Cocoannft.  Every boy knows the three eyes to b%  found in one end of a cocoanut, and  many a boy has bored these eyes out, or  one or two of them, with the small  blade of a pocketknif e so as to get at the  milk in tho cocoanut, which he has then  drained out into a cup or drunk direct  from the cocoanut itself. But there is a  more fascinating way still of getting at  the milk in the cocoanut.  By this other method the cocoanut is  much  better things of a man of  my  blood and breeding!  "When I was running for governor  of Virginia, John Wise said that if my  name had been Fitz-Hugh Smith I never would have secured the nomination.  I replied that I had known a good many  good men named Smith and would have  been as proud of, that name as of the  one, I wore. In that way I got the votes  of all the Smiths in Virginia and a  letter from a man who told me 'never  .to forget Captain John Smith, our first  settler, who killed Pocahontas.' ''���  Chap Book.  Need of Covering- Daring Sleep.  The reason it is necessary to be well  oovered while sleeping is that when the  body lies down it is the intention of nature that it should rest, and the heart  especially should be relieved of its regular work temporarily. So that organ  makes ten  strokes a minute  less  than  opened at the other end from tho eyes, when the body is in an upright posture.  The cocoanut is struck all around gen- This means 600 strokes in 60 minutes,  tly and repeatedly with a hammer, ora Therefore in the eight hours that a man  stone will do, at a distance of about one- usually spends in taking his night's rest  third of the way down from the top, the heart is saved, nearly 5,000 strokes,  about where the arctic circle would bo fc As it; P^mps six ounces of blood with  on a globe. '-each stroke, it lifts 80,000  ounces  less  A continual gentle tapping will final-    of blood  in this aight's session than it  ly crack the shell of the nut all around;    would during  the day, when a man is  not in a line exactly on the circle perhaps, but pretty near to it Sometimes  it cracks shell and meat of the nut, ton,  so that both can be lilted off together;  sometimes it cracks out only a shell cap  at the top, which is lifted off, and the  cap of meat underneath is then cutout  around with a knife.  And  then .there you are "with  the  white lined cocoanut cup to drink from.  usually in an upright position. Now,  the body is dependent for its warmth on  the vigor of the circulation, and as the,  blood flows so much more slowly through  the veins when one is lying down the  warmth lost-in the reduced circulation  must be "supplied by .extra coverings.-���  Milwaukee Wisconsin.  .When ,FIts-Hu��h Lee Kan For Governor.  General Lee has been handicapped  by a;great name. It has stimulated his  pride and ambition, but it has not inspired any fan ity. When I asked him  if this heritage Lad helped or hindered  him, he said:  "It has been a heavy load. I have  h&d. the reputation of a lot c* ^eestors  Boy Soldiers.  \ ,.   i - --    ... -  .  The best:material of which to make  fighting soldiers is found m boys from  L6 to 21. This is the expression of old  commanders. There were many captains  in the civil war who were under 20  years of age. There were brigadier generals only 21 years old. General Grant  was under 40'-when, he-entered the war.  Stonewall Jackson had won. immortal  fame at 38 and died at 39. General  Sheridan was a general at SO. Fitz-  Hugh Lee was a major general at 29.  Alexander Lad conquered the world before he was 33. Napoleon became master of Egypt, crossed the, Alps and  fought the battle of Marengo at 30.  Young men make the best soldiers. The  civil war was fought by young men and  boys.  Wouldn't Alter His Pictnre.  A friend of Arnold Bocklin relates  that when that eminent artist was quite  �� young man he married a Roman girl,  ^vmutiful and accomplish^., but as poor  is the young artist. Their daily meal,  //ten consisted of a pot of beans. Yet  the artist would not sacrifice his ideals  for any sum of money. One time he  painted a landscape for a wealthy German merchant, who, as the prospective  owner of the pictureKasked him to make  certain changes in it. This the bean eating painter refused to do, though the  price offered him for the altered picture  was nearly $1,000.  Advertising In Germany.  German ways of uc!vm iising are considerably  different   mm   the   pushing  methods of the Ann'*.csiis.  In the electric street cars in ; eipsic what few advertising cards there are find a place on  the ceiling instead of around and belosv  it. In the theaters permanent signs ap-  1 pear  above  the stage setting.   German  ideas of the fitness of things are betier  than the Saxon's in this respect at least.  Window displays are popular, and many  of the windows of  the large stores extend down to the floors of the basements.  Perhaps   the chief mode of  street or  public  advertisement  in Leipsic is the  use of a large number of  circular columns, about  4  feet in diameter and 12  feet  in   height,   which  are  stationed  throughout'   the   city   in    conspicuous  places.    On   the  cylindrical surfaces of  these  iron  columns advertisements in  great variety are  displayed.  The form  and style used are modest and are usually only small paper placards, of a great  variety of colors, announcing the name  of the article, its merits and uses.  Here  also are posted  the  opera and theater  programmes, in   type not much larger  than the ordinary newspaper size. These  advertising posts correspond in a measure to  the fence display advertising so  much  used in American cities, but are  really not much more than public bulletin boards.���New York Press. 12  THE ECONOMIST.  n i  T  T  f  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster ���   ""swmimwmi^J^.'i tw^.-]  Fire Clay  Teas  Curtains ��  4  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Etc.  Victoria, B�� C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B. C.  AND  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  S00 LINE  ODDS AND ENDS  �� Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke .daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto,'Thursdays for Montreal and Boston, Fridays for St. John, N. B.  Ethel���Do - you meet  people while wheeling,?  Oh, yes ; I run across a  occasionally.  many  Tom���  -friend  Little Clarence���Pa, what do  people feather their nests with ?  Mr. Callipers���Cash down is the  thing I know of.  Mr. Jack���Isn't that skirt-dancer  a peach ? Mrs. Jack���1" . should  say she was more like brown sugar:  very sweet, but coarse ; a little off  color, and1 decidedly unrefined.  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  0  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  . To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Dailv Dailv  6:40 p.m. leaves���NELSON-arrives 10:30 p.ni.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. -Sun.  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :,. ".i a.m.  Kootenay River Route, St1*. Movie:  Mon Wed and Fri. Tu'es. Thurs and Sat  .. 8-a. in.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:50 p.jtn..  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokane'e"  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  ' G.30 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives S:30 p.m.  'Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. BetKlev,.. Citv Ticket  Agent, Nelson, B. C, or K. \VT. DREW, Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  W. F. Anderson, E. j. Cbyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,       Dist. Pass. Agent  Nelson. B.C. Vancouver B.C.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Reagent or  C. P. R. Cfty Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  nn mclatChie  Dominion and  Pro vi ncial^g^ssB^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B-.C.'  "Hullo, Impudence," said the  turkey to the Cranberry. " Why  do you call me that?" demanded  the Cranberry, flushing up. "Because you are sauce," retorted the  Turkey, and "the Pumpkin Pie  laughed.so hard he broka his crust.  Papa- See the spider, my boy,  spinning his web. Is it not wonderful ? Do you reflect that, try  asJie.-inay, no man could spin that  web? Johnny���What of it ? See  me spin this top ! Do you rtflect  that, try as he may, no spider  could spin this top ?  " D.jes the sense of responsibility  ever weigh on you ?" asked the  bore ; " do you ever pause to  think that at your hands lies the  entertainment of thousands ?"  " Well," said the comedian, " I  know that in the drunken sense I  am assuming a great load."  Hockey Sticks,  Hockey Pucks,  Toboggans)  Coasters,  u Yoii are an iceburg !" exclaimed  her elderly but well-preserved  adorer, pale with anger and mortification ; " a dozen Cupids, with  a hundred arrows each, could never  find a vulnerable place in your  flinty  heart !"   Not  if  they used  an old beau to shoot with, Mr.  Well up," coldly replied the young  and beautiful Miss Flyppe.  Banquet, Hanging, Hall and  Glass Stand Lamps. Useful  Christmas Gifts.  Goods and Prices Right  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B.C.  a  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  AND VANCOUVER  Write us for Prices, or GARLEY  & PEEL, of Nelson.  ^'^^MaMltiaMaiffl^^  WSWWMMBBg&MiiHKWlWSi^^


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