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Array ��!S!!5!��EtSn53ltt  ~v  '   * *<//&���      I   ,     UnJA^  7���/<  ���I'd  A -  ���  i     )  r  ���I  ���^  THE NELSON  With which is(, incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria/B. C.  VOI,. II.,  <��>  NELSON.  B. C,   WEDNESDAY,   JANUARY 4, 1899.  NO.  26.  THE NELSON ECONOHIST.  Issued every Wednesday at ihe eity of Nelson, B��� C.  _, c ; 7   B. H^'Cxkley : ". '. ' Publisher  { ���   _    SUBSCRIPTION'RATES: ' ,;  Qne Year to Canada and United States:.' .' $2.00  If paid in advanee : -1.60  Ome Year f Great Britain ' ..., ,,. 2.5i  '���-      If paid in advanae."...'....- ' \ ... 2 00  Remit fcy-Express, Money Order,' Draft, P. ��'.'Order, or  Registered Latt.r.,  Gorresp����*enee on matters ��f general interest -, \r-pf- :tfuky  solicited. . ,. ��� . ���  Advertisements of   reputable character will be inserted  up.n terms which will be made known on application.  Only  articles ��f merit will be advertised in these columns and the .  interests ef readers will be.earefully guarded against irre-  sjk>_sible persons and worthless 'articles.' ' ''  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  To morrow (January 5th) the Legislature  of the Province of British Columbia convenes.  It id1 not believed that the new government  will be able to electva"speaker.*"' It is hot  what they are going to do, but what they have  already done, that interests the people most  at this time. When four month's ago, Lieut.-  Governor Mclnnes'' rode rough shod over the  constitution and deposed Hon. Mr. Turner,  the affairs of this country were conducted in  n thoroughly satisfactory manner. It is quite  true that there were some who at that time  were prone to criticize Mr. Turner and his  colleagues, but a taste of, Joe Martinism has  taught the most rabid opponent of the former  that the affairs of the country could- have  been conducted wor&e than they were when  Mr. Turnrr was cast out and the country  handed over to Joseph Martin and his hungry ?  horde of office-seekers. So far as. Kootenay is  c mcerned there is just ground for complaint.  No one goes so. far as -to accuse the present  government of neglect, but the strongest"  champion of Mr. Martin will not deny that,  ignorance of ../, Prevailing: .conditions and, requirements has marked ; every,change in;,the.  existing'order ofaffairs., Mining vigour staple  iudusLry^and thei..g.r.gfttej_t revenue producer  is the miner, i\et we find the agricultural  il'��vernment of Mr. Martin, who would /rather  reign in heil than sei ve in heaven, actually  tainperin'g with iL.Le lniueraLregulations to the  great disadvantage of the laining man. Take,  f ��.r iiistancev the , rescinding, of the regulation  iii the, mineral act made under.section 1(51..  whereby .a miner wJiose; license had expired  should have the same antedated on  payment  of a  small fee   and supplying  evidence, that,  the renewal of his rights did,not conflict  with"  those   of. any   other free, miner.    This   was,  manifestly a  fair provision, and  was made  for the protection of the miner.   The very occupation of the prospector cats him off  from  communication.with the outside world.  He is  not afforded an opportunity of keeping posted  on the changes in the mining regulations, and  in   many cases miners  have returned   from  their   season's work   on their daims, to  find  that  their whole time, through   a lapse  of a  few days in ���their license,   had been a   dead,  loss. , This is only one of the many instances'  of crass ignorance  of which,the  present administration have been guilty.    The tendency  of the legislation of jMjc. Turner's  government  was to encourage  legitimate mining ^development, the aim. of Joseph* Martin is apparently"  to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs..  not appear to   have occurred to  Mr.'Semlin  Hhat he keeps  Mr. Martin in his cabinet, at a  sacrifice to his own self-respect. ���  The interior principles of weakness, and decay are becoming more and more .manifest as  the day for the meeting of the Legislature approaches., The members thereof'/in" their;  eniHv consciences must feel that they are,  usurpers and that in common,decency they  should never have undertaken the task imposed upon them by Lieutonant-Governor  Mclnnes, and whicli act will undoubtedly be '  investigated'by the higher powers ofthe Dominion.        '��� ' '��� -' '      '"  o      ' /    '  A  In discussing the conduct of the present  government The Economist has referred to  Hon. Joseph Martin as the head and front of  the whole of&ensive organization. Oar ��� reason  for doing so must be quite obvious. The,  other members of the government have been  content with the distinction and. importance  of having an honorable before their names.  The real, work of government has been entrusted to Mr. Martin. It is difficult to understand why a gentleman of Mr. Cotton's acknowledged ability should be content to" play  second findie to a man who has nothing but  obstinacy and contumacy to. recommend him  to distinction. Some profess to believe that  Mr. Cotton is only giving the self-constituted  leader enough hemp to complete the process  of self-strangulation. That may be the case,  but the Minister of Finance should remember  that the people will find it extremely difficult  to disassociate, even a person of his .ability  and shrewdness, from the vice3 of his government, -.'..r-.-x      '���;'���''"'  ::V.| '-'.'.'���'." ���-��� -v.-v  ���&S&:  ���'Mr.-, Semlin is an amiable gentleman,' whose  genius lies more in the direction of conducting  ;the affairs of ranch than those ;0f a Province.  Not but what Mr. Semlin: withclean, healthy  associates,, would become a very useful mem-  ���her.of.a government. .His greatest .difficulty  now lies in his .inability to skake off, the.overshadowing presence. of Hqjn. Joseph-.. Ma-rtin.  ;Mr. Semlin is $ -leader in, name only.   It doea  In  a late issue of  London   Truth,  Henry;,  iLabouchere  discusses the  sentiment existing  '��� between   England   and   France.     .Mr.   La-  bouchere attended school both in France and  England,  and  he  feels   free to   confess that ;  if English or French   landscape  is decorated j|  with evidence of mutual  love and  affection,;  he' never  stumbled  across  any of the' same ,  while he was at school in England and France,  Mr.   Labouchere went  first   to  a   school in':  France, where the boys unanimously kicked ,  him for being  an Englishman,' and returned  to his  native country to finish his education  at a   school where   the boys with the  same  cheerful unanimity kicked  him  for   being'a  Frenchman.  It should shoek that eminent evangelical  lay preacher, Hon. Samuel Blake, of Toronto,  to learn that his more distinguished brother,  the Hon. Edward Blake, M. ' P., addressed a  large meeting of Mr. Dillon's section of the ?j  'Irish Nationalist party in the Scottish commercial metropolis on a recent Sunday.  The electors of Cowichan turned down Mr.  Semlin's typewriter, who had resigned his  position to contest that constituency. Won-  jder if Mr. Semlin will be able now;/to turn  swords irito typewriters. v (/t^  ; ���  ���   '     '.:���'���"���'    ������������������    .���....'' 'v:'.'N [���������:;.   '   ���    ���  ���:; The Toronto Telegram believes that Canada  never had a better chance to give the American people practical proof that she is absolutely independent in spirit, if not in name,  than through the Anglo-American conference.  Quiet acceptance of a treaty which gives imr  mense benefit to the United States and inconsequential gains to Canada would not be at all  7  k.  i���-K-���as�����i������3tB���ia<ni~~ra-~SBSSR~SB~BB~m  aumnmsBnami  ffWTT.rSP^^T^Tj^-p^^^ ���="N..  2  THE ECONOMIST  likely to alter the conditions said to be responsible for this country's inability to secure fair play from the Republic. Open rejection of a treaty from which this country  can expect little or nothing, in the face of  Lord HerschtlPs desire for a treaty at any  cost, will cause the American people to wake  up to the fact that Canada, when her interests  demand it, is big enough and sufficiently independent, to ignore, at once the scant favors  of the United States and the approbation of  Great Britain.  ?-*  /  A biogarpher in the St. John, N.  B., Sun  writes:  " The maritime provinces have contributed one  or two; governors to other provinces. The late  lieut.-gqvernor of British Columbia, His Honor  Thomas Robert Mclnnes, M. DM was born at Lake  Ainslie, N. 8., in 1840. He took his medical degree  at Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1869. He enjoyed a lucrative practice at New Westminster, B.  C, was mayor of the city 1876-8, represented that  constituency in the House of Commons from 1878  I- to 1881, and in the latter year was called to the Sen-  I ate. He was appointed lieutenant-governor of the  province in November, 1897, but did not enjoy the  distinction long, as he died the following year."  The. biographer is in error.   Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes is not dead.    It was the  British constitution that died in 1898.  If the following from the Victoria  Colonist  bt true, Hon Joseph Martin has   certainly  demonstrated his desire to give  British Col-  I umbia an  ecomomical government.0   " There  Lis a rumor that Mr. Joseph Martin, attorney-  jjgeneral   of    British   Columbia,     comes    to  Victoria occasionally, but he is so little in  evidence in  propria persona, that there has  been some difficulty in obtaining confirmation  of it.    Inquiry  has revealed  that  he does  come here when his private business permits,  I and that during these brief visits, he snatches  a few hours of " tired nature's sweet restorer,  balmy sleep" in    an   apartment   specially  {fitted up for that purpose in the parliament  buildings.     We draw attention to this not  to suggest that there is any danger of Mr.  (Martin's snores, if he does snore, endangering the stability of the provincial  structure  tor to convey the impression that he is violating any principle of the British   constitution  [by using a public room for a private chamber,  fit is a novelty in its way, but Mr. Martin has  treated us to so many novelties  that a  little  one like this will not excite more than pass-  Sing comment.    Our real reason  for mention-  ling the matter is to draw the attention of the  |2%7i6��' to it.    Our contemporary will remember  Jthe   indignation with which   it scouted   the  idea, that a member of the civil service should  allowed to use electric light, paid for but of  ihe treasury,  in the nefarious occupation of  taking plans for his private use.   If that was  misdemeanor, Mr. Martin's act is a crime.  [ere   we have a man,   in  receipt of a hand-  tome salary for devoting several days a month  to the public   business,  using light paid for  buitof the   treasury to  ste to   goto   bed by  jsleeping in a room  warmed by fuel, paid  for  out of the treasury, occupying  for  his  own  private sleeping purposes a room  in a building paid  for out of the  treasury and for  the  cost of which the tax payers of British Columbia are paying interest every year, having his  bed made   up by a   janitor paid   out/of the  treasury, and breathing atmosphere to  which  every  man, woman and child  in BritishtoCo-  lumbia has  as much  right   as he  has.   The.  Colonist does not  desire to be  understood as  raising any objection;   The members   of  the  government may sleep in their offices and eat  their lunches down in the basement, if it suits  their taste, and the Colonist will not complain.  But it is clearly the duty of the Times to send  out a clarion note of protest."  The many friends in this city of "Ginger"  Snooks, late candidate for municipal honors  in Winnipeg, feel very depressed ever that  gentleman's defeat. In fact there is eometalk  of getting up a popular subscription here to  unearth the bribery that must have contributed to Mr. Snooks' overthrow.  The Sandon Paystreak is cultivating the unfortunate habit of asking too many questions.  For instance our contemporary would like to  know: "Why has the member for Yale��  Kootenay in the Commons not made a public  appearance in the Slocan for over two years?  Why is he riot more thoroughly in touch with  the people he is supposed to represent? Why,  if he represents this district, does he not make  a study of the lead tariff, and not have to admit ignorance when approached on the subject?" Mr. Bostock is about the only man  who can intelligently answer these, questions.  So far, it must be confessed by the most ardent admirers of Mr. Bostock's genius, that that  gentleman has not done anything that would  make it profitable for a chewing gum manufacturer to give the name of Bostock to any  special brand as a business proposition.  An Irish Catholic layman writes to tho  London Daily News advocating the establishment of a Catholic University in Ireland.  He cities in support of his scheme th�� example  set in Canada.  There is some talk of getting up a municipal ticket that will sprinkle chloride of lime  over the East End abominations.  During the Cowichan election very little  was heard of the Provincial Secretary's  speeches. No doubt he was holding himself  in reserve for the meeting of the House, when,  we understand, he will treat the assembled  legislators to an intellectual and oratorical  What a pathetic picture it is to see the  ancient and patriarchal David sitting at the  feet of Joseph with the coat of many martins,  imbibing worldly and political wisdom.  Possibly Joseph watteth not that the Higgins  raiment is now worn "lining outwards" and  hath not remsmbered the words of the prophet: Behold there is much guile in his smile  and birdlime in his whiskers.  Me. Hume, of the Martin Semlim political  combination, has purchased a house in Victoria from Mr. Hedley Chapman, of the Martin-Chapman divorce court combination.  What funny people these Martin's must be.  The Kootenay Teachers' Institute must be  congratulated on the success attending its,  convention held in Nelson. Interchange of  ideas as to the best manner of carrying on  school work is ofcgreat assistance in the advancement of education. To Col. Baker, late  Minister of Education is due the credit of  taking our provincial school system out of  politics,, and that it has resulted beneficially  from an educational standpoint no one will  doubt. British Columbia has made great  strides in educational matters during the last  decade.  It seems strange that the regulation prohibiting a gold commissioner or a mining recorder from holding a free miner's license was  not made to apply to a Minister of Mines. If  the principal is a good one in the cases of gold  commissioners and mining recorders, it should  be equally meritorious if carried to the head  of the mining department.  The storm which is now raging in Victoria  is but a gentle forerunner of the political  cyclone that will will strike the capital  Thursday. ,  The Colonist says Neill of Alberni, will not  take his seat and the Times says contra, and  there you are.  Up to the hour of going to press Hon. Fred  Hume's free miner's certificate had hot been  cancelled.  The Stars and Stripes now fly over Havana, and the wandering mariner may now  mistake the flag of the United States for the  aurora borealis as he casts his glass in the  direction of Castle Moro. It was once a war  for humanity, but the raising of the Stars  and Stripes on New Years Day would seem to  indicate that there was an element of conquest in the late war.  Would some one please indicate where J.  M. Kellie stands in all this talk of new political combinations?  What explan&iicn^an Joseph Martin offer  for the present disorganized state of the public  service?  The proceedings of a recent meeting of the  Victoria police commissioners supply food for  reflection. In years past the Victoria police  commissioners have had the reputation of  being men of the! world���that is, men what)  wmmmatMmmww&BmiiaBma THE ECONOMIST  paid their bills and didn't hope to stem the  tide of human, nature by police proceedings. Latterly, however, a new man has  supplanted one of the old commissioners,. He  is a good-living person���one Hezekiah Hall���  and a law-giver of divine wisdom and deep,  penetrating thought. Mr. Hall is circumspect  in his behavior, and he is anxious to see his  city a model of all that is virtuous and good.  He has already waged a war. on the gambr  ling element and' the police have been threatened with the wrath of Mr. Hall if they do  not suppress gambling. Latterly Mr. Hall  has taken up that most perplexing problem,  the social evil question. He being a man absolutely pure and without sin,���the only one,  in fact since the days of the Divine Master on  this earth���he feels that it is incumbent upon  him to cast the first stone. At the meeting of  the commissioners the other evening, Mr. Hall  held up his hands in holy horror at the devices practised by these creatures to lure the  youth of Victoria into dens of infamy arid  vice. The other commissioners were inclined to doubt Mr. Hall's charges, and  stated that they had walked along the streets  in which these ; women lived, and had  passed through the fiery furnace unscathed.  But it was different with the godly Mr. Hall,  lie had prowled around certain streets and  beheld scents of a most harrowing character.  Y a, he had seen women on.Chathan street in  1 i ��.-e wrappers talking to men and beckoning  t<�� them. It was suggested that these women  might have been talking to their husbands*,  but Mr. Hall knew better. It always appears to strange to the ordinary thinking  man, why it is that good men-like the new  , police commissioner of Victoria can ferret out  eyil and bad places, which men of the world  fail to discover. Mr. Hall, it appears, has  great genius in this direction.  As announced in these columns  last week,  31 r. George  Neelands will offer himself   as a  cardidate for mayor.    Mr. Neelands' friends  believe he will make a good run for the office,  i but do not feel altogether certain of his election.    Already the nucleus of an organization,  which has for  its object  the election of  Mr.  Neelands,  has   been   started.    On the other  hand,   the friends  of the present  mayor are  cinvassing.    They feel confident  that Mayor  Houston will capture the coveted prize.���They  say   that Mr. Houston has   accomplished a  great deal   for Nelson  with the funds   at his  di��po��pl; that he has taken a keen interest in  ey'T.vthing  that, had  ,for , its  object  the advancement of the city, and that the man wh< >  has worked such wonders should not be ligh-  ly cast aside.    They point to the streets a^d  sidewalks  as  evidence of their contention^  The. Economist is convinced  that  this is a  matter in .-which every   man should judge -for  himself.   If Mayor Houston has done all thnt  his friends, claim   he   has done, he should 1 e  elected, but if   Mr.: Neelands   can, and ; the  people are convinced will,.do  more his claims  should at least be considered.   Without favoring one side or the1 others .yre may say that it  is very probable Mr. Houston will serve another term. We gather that much from the  friends of Mr. Neelands.  f  There are two new candidates in the field  for aldtrmanic honors���Dr. G. B. Hall and  Mr. Rex Macdonald. Both are well known  citizens and if elected would no doubt work  for the city's interests. It is understood that  some of the old board will not offer again for  election.  The petition in the case of Martin vs Deane  has been adjourned until January 18, and will  be tried at Kamloops before Mr. Justice Wal-  kem. Mr. Gordon Hunter has charge.of the  case for Mr. Martin.  Encouraged by the success of Lieut Hobson  on his kissing tour, that other great warrior,  Col. Gregory, of Victoria, is now travelling  through the east, with what success, if any,  we have hot heard.  According to reports from Victoria, D. W.  Higgins will not consent to act again as  speaker of the Legislature. It is understood  the Hon. D.ivid has his tearful eye on a portfolio. .       ������  The dividends of th" B'mk of England are  declared semi-annually at'the rate of 5 per  cent, per annum. As the paid-up capital is  ��14,533,000 the dividends amount to ��727,-  650. The last semi-annually meeting was  held last month when the net profi's were reported at ��731,219 and the usual dividend  was declaied fiee of all taxt'.-\ .After deducting the dividend the amount of rest or reserve  was ��3,746.523, ">r about 25 per cent, of the  capital. . Many less pretentious banks  throughout the world pay larger rates per  annum, hut English stock-holders are quite  content with a 5 percent, dividend, so long as  it is reliable.  It will he nothing hhort of a  public calamity if Brit it- H Columbia  is not represented at  the Greater Britain Exhibition   to be held   in  London the coming summer.    It is most likely that every one of the Other.Provinces ..'will.  have spate,   and in view  of the figure which  British  Columbia cuts   in   the money  world  just now, she would look   very foolish., standing out in the cold.    There never was a  time  when the   Province ^tuod   a better  chance   of  attracting     in vector-than    at   the    present time, wi'.ht lie  British  capitalist  turning  from  both   AuVtral a  and   South  Africa   towards British   Columbia.    In fact, it  strikes  many that it would be suicidal for the present  government to let tiie opportunity slip for the  sake of afew dollais.    And it is this fear that  is. likely to work the damage.    It is essentially, in.- fact vitally -important that   not a moment should he lost, if anything like a creditable exhibit is to be got-together.    Kootenay's  interests depend to a vt st extent on this venture, and the boards of trade throughout the  whole district should take this matter up at  once, and urge upon whatever government  may be in power the desirability of having an  exhibit of the jiroductof our mines at: London,  and' the same to be placed in charge of some  one who is acquainted Mith the history of  mining development in this Province.  , i*.  As AN.evidence of the ignorance prevailing  in the Postmaster;Gene.ral's. department, it is  pointed out that although the Crow?s Nest Pass  line has been opened for, passenger service for  some time pa<?t no arrangement has yet been  made to secure an eastern mail service over  that route. As a result the merchants of  Nelson are put to, reat inconvenience. It is  a pity Mr. Bostock d >es ,not shed a few  rays of intelligence on Postm.ster-Gcneral  Mulock.  The Nelson Tribune made its appearance  as a daily last Tuesday. It maintains- the  same high standard in its enlarged sphere of  operations that it did as a weekly publication. There is , no change in its policy, but  will continue to espouse the cause of the Conservative party. Both the Conservatives and  Liberals are now represented with daily  papers in Nelson.  Hon. A. S. Hardy, Premier and Attorney -  o   .  General of Ontario has'informed the divisional registrar at Brockville, tlvU a marriage  ceremony performed in Canada by a minister  resident in the United States, is not legal.  Two cases of marriage have come to light at  Brockville, during the present year, both of  which are illegal in the light of this opinion  and no doubt there are many others, throughout the Dominion, of a similar nature. The  only, way to overcome the difficulty is for the  parties thus united to have the ceremony performed again, and by a clergyman resident in  Canada.  The postage on   domestic  letters has been  reduced from 3 to 2 cents.    Mr. Mulock could  not face parliment with such an  anomaly in  existence as a charge of 2 cents on a  letter for  points 10,000 miles away, while 3 cents had to  be paid for  carrying a letter 10 miles or less  in C.inada."; The Conservative press  generally have emphasized   the inconsistency of the  government's position, and Mr. Mulock had to  succumb to the inevitable.    The reduced rate  '  went'into effect on January 1, and  applies to  letters addressed-to the United States equally  as to Canada.    The loss in revenue consequent  upon the change will range  from $400,000 to  $500^000 for the half  year to June 30 and for ���/  the next fiscal year cannot be less than $800,-  000.    Mr. Mulock hopes, however,  according  to a dispatch, to secure some extra revenue by  another shuffle of stamps,']  The 3-cent stamp  is to die a natural death, and the color of the  present two-cent stamp���not the "Vaster empire than  has been"  issue���is-to  be changed  to red; so that stamp collectors may begin to  put away the twos and threes.  '*.nt*Tr 1  THE ECONOM ST.  FROM PRAIRIE TO PALACE.  Who I am, and where I came from, matters  little just now for the purpose of my story,  but I can say this much, thatT am the son of  one who at home in England was looked up  to by thousands, who took a prominent part  in the political turmoil of our great country,  helpedlo mould the destiny of the nation'and  add pages to her history.  Why I left home can be told in a few words.  Like  manv another who has reached   this  land of broad prairies  and  promises,  I was  c sent out because I would not behave myself  there, and  in order  to   avoid  further   disgracing my family, my father called  me into  the library one  afternoon, talked the matter r  oyer in his quiet  business-like way  and  told  me he would give me another  opportunity,  and that in Manitoba���over the sea��� I would  be cut adrift from  my  old   associates,  and  -could, if I tried,  redeem  my character  and  make a name in that new land for myself.  I did not care much  at that  time  where I  went.   I was deeply involved in debt and my  father's offer to arrange all my affairs  had a  good deal to do with shaping my'course out to  ., this country.    I should  have preferred' Australia, a country I had read   a lot about, and  Charlie Melville, my college chum, had   just  returned from there  and gave  such   glowing  accounts of   the  game of every' description,  such   suppers  and , theatre  going,   balls arid  parties  to no  end, that   I should  have gone  there, had  I had my choice,   out the matter  did not lie entirely, in my own   hands.    My  father, the Earl of K -��� had, what  I then  thought, old fashioned notions ofl morality,  and his ideas were entirely too tame for me.  My two elder brothers were very different  from myself, and led quiet, exemplary lives,  while I on the contrary, gave full scope to my  passions .and full swing to m}' allowance,  which I always spent and generally had  pledged three or four quarters ahead. Things  had been getting worse with me for a year  previous to the time I open my story. I had  heen rushing headlong into dissipation, and  about a week before my interview with my  father, nad in order to raise funds to pay a  gambling debt, put another name than my  own at the bottom of a piece of paper.  The fraud was discovered sooner than I  supposed it would be. I had all along  thought,that something would turn up that I,  could take up the paper before it became due,  but I was down in my luck and the whole  thing bur.Tton my father like a thunderclap.  Why I did it, I can only say that I was desperate with losses at the card table (I had  been posted at my club some weeks before for  cheating) and had recourse to regular 'gambling cribs, and it was .while in one of these  the paper was signed that brought me up  short arid that is'--why.-my",iqt-'ca'm.e.tp'be- cast  out in this country. ���''   l  My father was very cool in his language, as  he told me the disgrace I had been to our  family, of the great social crime I had committed, and with a warning to look out for  lij\>eK in   the future,  he j ldced   a ticket  for  Winnipeg in  my hand along with  a letter of  credit on the Bank of Montreal fort wo hundred pounds, and  giving me two  ten pound  notes  besides, bid   me good-bye.    I was  not  permitted to see any of the rest of the family,  but was bundled into  a cab, my   luggage was  sent   on,   the   driver   told   to  drop   me   at  Euston Station, where I,booked for Liverpool.  I arrived there  on   a Saturday and had  a  great blow-out all day Sunday.  The vessel, the��Parisian of  the Allen lir:e,  sailed on   Monday,-so sending rny   boxes on  boird I strolled along the dock for an hoar or  so, and feeling pretty well knocked up, I went  on board, made friends with the steward ai d  tumbled into my, berth.    There was fnot much  occurred to interest me on t'    voyage.    I was  deathly sick  all the  way ov .rand  not  until  we were well  up the Gulf, 'waslinany   sort  of shape  to  appear   on   deck.v We   reached  Montreal  on   Wednesday   morning and immediately started for  Winnipeg via the  C. P.  R.    The express   made good time  and  in  a  little short of three, days! found myself as far  as my ticket would carry me.  .- When I got off at the  depot in Winnipeg I  was hailed hy a number of hotel runners and  sizing them up I spotted "Dick" of the Grand  Union, to whom   I gave my brasses and was  driven to  what is   now known   as "Old Man  Gerrie's Boarding House."  Registering my name as John Cromby  Waldyn, I shook hands with the genial bald-  headed manager, who afterwards was introduced to me as "Sam" and immediately borrowing five bob (to be put d >wn in th.j bill)  we interviewed the bartender, who in spite of  the arduous duties devolving upon him,  struggled hard to keep up the good old Scotch  name of Campbell.  We smiled as they termed it and repeated  the operation again, when in walked adapper-  smooth-faced-rosy - cheekad - emiling-all-over-  little-masher. I was introduced and found  him to be Billy Cameron, one of the boys and  a pleasant spoken, kind-hearted fellow. We  became chums at once and during my stay in  Winnipeg had many jolly evenings and  ' nights together in his room at the back of the  ��� Union Bank. I also met Tom Greenway and  Joe Martin, (beg pardon gentlemen you were  only plain Tom and Joe then although you  are honorables now) and I will always remember them as I first knew them.  Having cashed my letter of credit, I was induced by Mr. Eden, of the land department  of the M. &;'Ni;W. Ry. to go out and look at  land along that line. I had no idea of farming, nor intention to farm, but as I had a pass  over the line I went.  At Portage la Prairie where I stopped for  three days, I met several new arrivals like  .myself, and ail-apparently with as little desire or inclination to work '.'as I had; I went  up the line, stopping off at each station for the  next train until I struek (to use an American  word) a construction train at Birtle and went  through to Langenburg. Here is where the  luck seemed to strike me. I met here a detachment of the Northwest Mounted Police,  and from the accounts they gave   me of the  duties they had to perform, I drove through t��  Regina.    jt took nearly four days, and  I'hid  all the driving  I wanted  for awhiK    Here [,  made application  to'Col. Herchmer and was  accepted, and after a couple of weeks in  barracks was sent down  along with three others  to Moosomin.    Here our duties were little else  than   whiskey   detectives.    We   hoarded   all  trains from the east  and searched for   liqaor,  and generally found enough to keep ourselves  supplied,  and most   of the time had  some to  spare for those   of our  friends  who  stood in  with us. ..���������>'  I had not been in Moosomin long before  some Indians from Gamblers Reserve camped  on the outskirts of the town. There was one  bright, active young squaw, black-eyed, with  jet black hair and teeth so pearly white, as  would excite the envy of our Kensington girls  at home.  Well, I married her.   Yes, we stood up before the  minister and were pronounced man *  and wife.  I thought   I never should go back to England, and my faith in   womian-kind not beinor  very strong, I  thought a squaw less like to  deceive me than one of her fair  skinned sifters.    I bought nay discharge from the  police  and.moved my goods and chattels over to the  Reserve.    The Indians here I found tobe on  intelligent lot, a long way ahead of  those on  Pie-a-pots Reserve, a short distance from Regina.    Many   were as   good   farmers    as  the  white, settlers, and  several families   were exceptionally well educated.    My wife h&d been  to the missionary  school  at  Qu'Ap] elle, ani  besides being able to speak and write English  fluently,  was a good French   scholar.    Well  life was quiet with me here.    I shot ducks and  chickens,  went out with   several   Indians to  Lizard Joint and got  some large  game, such  as moose and an occasional bear.    We, trapped,  hunted, fished,, rode ponies, and I helped my  dusky   squaw   with  her   bead   work.    Time  rolled on and one fine morning my wife presented me with twins���a boy and a girl���fine,  healthy, robust, children, a little dark I must  admit but bearing something distinctlyEnglish  in their  faces.   A few weeks  after my babies  were born, I received a cable from home, that  my two brothers had died of fever, and father  was very low and to come home at once.  I immediately started and roached home in  time to receive my father's blessing and forgiveness, and to close his eyes.     ,  Here I   was  now, Earl of K���������with a  house in Kensington, a shooting box down in  Devon, any quantity of bank and mining  stock, besides the old castle in Lincolnshire,  where for centuries ourfaihily had literarally  reigned, and last but not least an Indian wife  with two babies on an Indian Reserve in  Manitoba. --: ���'^" "''-i-A  ".A.  I did not hesitate long about my duty.  Once and only once the thought came oyer me.  "They don't know your real name out there.  They will never find you here. Forget them."  But though "the mistakes of my life had been  many" I was not going to add to them.  After the funeral, and plans for the future  had been arranged, I came back: to my wife  *  ^.livMJUUaumiiMm  BBBPEHBWBBWBgWwihwim^ THE ECONOMIST.  on the Reserve.   Imagine her surprise when I  told her she was the Countess of K ���.,' She  did not grasp my meaning at first, nor even  yet does she realize what is in store for her.  Her old father cried when we left and her  mother wanted to keep our "papooses" as a  sort of pledge I would some day bring her  daughter back from oyer the "big water." We  came in yesterday and are stopping at the  Queen's, and leave to-night for old England. <  What a "furor'1 there will be in London when  ,my squaw is presented in Buckingham Palace.  Will she" be? She has got to be! I came  down to her level when I was poor, unknown  and almost friendless, now she comes up to  mine when I am wealthy, popular and surrounded with friends.  She is a good wife, to me and I am not  ashamed of her, and in a few days more, when  I reach that land I left scarcely three years  ago, almost an outlaw, when we reach there  with all the joys and prospect of a happy life  before n*, what do we need more.  Will their refusal' to recognize my wife, to  eive her the position in society my rank and  great wealth entitle her to���cast a gloom over  our lives?    Hardly.  She will by her peculiar btauty creite a  sensation in London, and I know a Fet that  will take her up and initiate her into all the,  myt.terje__.of modern society, and next year  when the twin-? are weaned, she will be presented at court, and I know, will not  disgrace  the honored title of Countess of K .-- Can-,  ada Siftings.  The New Government.  (To the Editor.)  Sir,���As the first session of the new government  is approaching, the people of Kootenay naturally  look forward with much interest to  see what is  going to be the result of a change of policy towards  this section of country.   The' Nelson division has  at last got a representation in the cabinet, and it will  be interesting to note Mr. Hume's conduct during  the coming session.   Will he assert his independence and manhood and demand in  no uncertain  tones a fair proportion of expenditures in public  works for  the district,  or is he going to knuckle  under to Joe Martin, who, coming from an agricultural   and   mortgagee-stricken   district,   knows as  much about the needs of western mining camps as  s.-nue of us  do   about deporting  ourselves   with  .wings and a harp ?;  ; The question arises, can a leopard change his  spits? In other words, can the Hon. J. Fred  ]T'?rne put, his foot down in such a manner as to  ���'assure'' -'Joe" he means business ? The Hon. Fred  need have no fear if he will only harden his heart,  stiffen his backbone and demand Kootenay's rights  a id get them; he will then have the men of this  section at his back, which speaks volumes, as anyone  f.imiliar with the character of we westerners know*  our indepsndene >��� an I dete':nr natioi, a'ld h itn d  of ii truckling spirit in anyone���particularly our  public men.  Hume and others freely criticized tho  Turner - government���on their policy (if  development��� now these same critics have  a chance to show what they are made  of, and let us hope when the show-down comes we  will not have a continuation of the miserable,  cheese-paring, small-potato policy that has been  our lot to observe since the Semlin-Martin combination got to work.  By way of warning to Mr. Hume: he should  thoroughly understand the people '.of this section  are in such a humor just now that any further  "monkeying" will be liable to make us upset the  band wagon the first opportunity we get.  Yours truly, Hiu Cumtux.  Stands Scotland Where She Did?  "Should auld acquaintance be,, forgot?"  "No, Donald, not by me;  An' sae when fifty years are past  You've ventured o'er the sea.  We baith were young the day I sailed,  An' now we baith are gray,  Stands Scotland where she did, dear lad?  For I've been lang away."  Our gude auld Mither Scotland stands  Upon a rock sae sure,  She willna lose her footing, Tam,  While Caith and Truth endure.  She keeps her Sabbaths as of auld���  There is no better way;  Auld Scotland stands just where she did  ' ' Upon the Sabbath day.  The glow o' time an' tender love,  Wives crowned wi' mothe.ihood,  Still keep the key o' noble hearts  As wives an' mithers should. <J  The hoary head is honored still,  Bairns do as they are bid,  Auld Scotland stands upon her hearths,  Just where she ever did.  An' in her schools an' markets yet  Her canuie lads hae sense  To baud the grip o' solid things,  An' scorn a puir pretense,  They wander east, they wander west,  Through rich and bonnie lands,  But just where Scotland ever stood,  In Scotchmen's hearts she stands.  An'yet, Tam, lad, my tears downfa',  An' my auld heart is sair,  For on the Highland hiils you'll see  The plaided Gael nae mair.  The tartan an' the philabeg,  The clansman and the chief,  The verra Gaelic speech has gave  Asgaes the autumn leaf.  An' English lords an' stranger folk,  Ken every Highland glen, '   ,  An' Scottish lairds are lairds o' sheep .  That aince were lairds o' men.  While the brave lads whose slogan was  On every  hill���"Claymore!"  Now fight, as they alone can tight,  On many a foreign shore.  Oh, lad, he glad the fight is o'er  On our dear native hills,  For wrong shall dread that cry���"Claymore!"  Where'er its warning thrills.  Better the sheep on highland hills,  The strath wi' barley sowed,  An'God help Scotland, when its best  To tak'the onward road.  Then here's her heal thorny hrither Scot,  An' gie hie your right hand;  An' as she's stood in.a' that's good  80 may auld Scotland stand.  But if to tak' the onward step  Her sense o'right approves,  Then help her, lad, wi'heart an' soul,  An' thank God that she moves!  Purses   and   Wallets,   Choice   Goods,   Silver  Mouuted, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  Toys, Toys,   Toys-   Thomson Station@ry  Co-   Ltd-  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  James Neelands is ill with typhoid fever.  S. J. Mighton has given   tip his cigar store  in the Postoffice.  The boat from  Revelstoke did not   reach  Robson last night.    ,  Walter Askew has returned from a visit to  relatives on the coast.  There were twenty school   teachers   in the  city this week attending the Institute.  The duty collected at the Nelson custom  office in December amounted to $13,493 30.  The children of the Methodist church will  hold a Christmas tree entertainment to-morrow, night.  The match between Nelson and Rossland  New Year's Day was won by the latter team  on. its merits. The team play of Rossland was  excellent.      _ - '   ,,  George Patridge has refused to accept the  challenge of Joe Fitzgerald, of Tacoma, for a  contest for points. Mr. Partridge says he is  not in the business for money.  During the past year there were registered  at Nelson Registry office 78 births, 185 marriages and 155 deaths. The Nelson office includes the Trail Creek, Slocan and Nelson  division.  Chas. Donagh will as soon as the skating  season closes, transform his rink into a place  of entertainment. A new floor will be placed  in the building and a stage big enough to accommodate the largest attractions on the road.  Mr. Donagh has arranged to play nearly all  the attractions on the Spokane circuit.  Mr. P. J. Russell will"leave for Winnipeg  this evening to make arrangements for the  erection of a large warehouse for the Parsons  Produce Co., the pioneer, wholesale house of  the Kootenay. The business here under Mr.  Ilussell'sdirection has increased to that extent as to make enlarged quarters a necessity.  The smoking concert under the auspices of  the Nelson fire brigade last Friday night was  a grand success. There were solos and instrumental music by Messrs. Winter, Baker,  Irving and Caldwell, arid recitations by others.  The feature of the evening was the performance on the slack-wire by the renowned  Joseph Downs, and which brought forth rapturous applause. The sparring between  Messrs. Jeffs and Thompson was clever, and  th�� same should be said of the 3-round contest between Messrs  Partridge and Chambers.  Books for Presentation.   Thomson Stationery  Co.Ltd, ..,-'��� THE ECONOMIST.  .._*��_  The  Housewife Uses  :#/  ft,  O'.  For Healtli and Happiness  V >>  <������ f  1  p  REVERIES OF A BACHELOR.  There was nothing remarkable about its appear-  , ance. It was just a pretty diary bound in red morocco, that any girl with good taste might present  to someone in whom she was interested. On the  fly leaf, in a pretty feminine hand,'wasr written:  "From Jess to Jack."  That was all; but it made all the difference in  the world to the handsome young fellow who was  fingering it with a half-tender, half-amused smile  on his face. . .  "Dear Jess, I wonder how loDg the thinks I  shall keep this up. But I really, must make some  use of it; so, for a starter I'll���  "Let me see:  "January 1, 1897. That's all right, but what  shall I write about?. Let me���that'll do splendidly.  It's from her, and . it shall be about her. Here  goes:  '' 'Don't seem to be progressing with Jess. She's  always sweet 'and ' kind to me���but that is all.  Wonder if she really cares for me? I know but too  well that the old folks favor that confounded cad  Lorimer, who has more money than friends, and  less brains than either. She always calls me "Mr.  Trevor," and yet she, on this very book, writes  "From Jess to Jack." Women are curious creatures; yes and sweet, too���some of them.'  'Ta-ta, diary, until tomorrow night."  And. until the following night there it lay on the  little oak desk besides the glass-mounted photo-  graph of a face one would look at twice. It was  not a beautiful face. There was a suggestion of  snub about the nose; that; nevertheless, was dainty.  The chin would not have pleased all sculptors.  The lips���well, they were decidedly kissable; but  the eyes, ah! they, were* after all, what made the  picture interesting. They were great tender eyes,  whose long lashes .that must have been .dark,  could not rob them of their soulfulncss. They  were eyes that could loveland be loved.  And their owner's name was Jess.  The diary was not neglected the next night.  And as Jack picked it up he kissed it, and the picture too, and���  "Ah, dear! is it hope? Do you know your  heart?; I fear it may be only kindness. But if���  Pshaw! why the deuce am I getting morbid? I  have gay news for you, you little red-headed rascal,  and gayly I'll write.  " 'January 2, 1S97.���I'm an idiot. I must be.  Tiiis evening, in desperation, Tasked Jess to marry  me.   I must have done it in a brutally unsuitor-  like manner.   But���well, I was desperate and the  pretty little dove only said, "Don't ask  me now,  Jack.   Wait a little."   And   that's why lam an  idiot, for I suppose I should   feel as gay as a lark  at not being turned dowd completely.   But I feel  that I shall never get her.   I wish I were rich like  that fellow Lorimer, who watches me like a mouse.  Gad! how I hate him; and I don't think Jess likes  him, for I thought she shivered when he took her  hand tonight.    But,   by heaven! he'll not get her  without a struggle, if he were rich as Croesus.'  "I'm   getting   tired.    Good-bye,  diary,   until���  when, I wonder?"  And as  he c]o:ed the  book his eyes met those  other eyes, and he picked up the picture and  pressed passionate kisses against the cold surface.  And when he turned out the gas those eyes  seemed to look up at him with a human tenderness.  And he dreamed of Jess.  One, two, three  days, passed by,   and  still the  diary lay there  undisturbed.    On  the evening  of  the fourth dav it was opened wearily.   Jack Trevor  was not given to sighs, but he did catch  himself  sighing then.  "Come  here,   you  little  bundle    of paper.   I  started you well, didn't I? but Irm neglecting you  now, eh?   Heigh-ho! You're being better treated  than I, at any rate.    Where was I,  anyway?   Oh,  yes, January 2.    Great Scott!   Missed three days!  What's the difference, bookie?   I havn't good news  for you.   If you want it, here it is:        :  "'January  6.���Something's   the    matter   with  Jess.   I called last  evening, and the girl hardly  more than shook hands with me.   But her voice  had the same dear old  ring to it!   But she acted  offish, as if she didn't know whether to speak to  me or not.   When   1 left I took her   hand and  asked her if anything was the matter���if I couldn't  do. something, anything, to help her and prove my  love.   And she looked  at me for a, moment, and  then, if she didn't turn on-her heel and disappear  through the library door like a flaslf !   But I could  have sworn that there were teavs in her eyes when  she looked at me.   I'm tired, and just a bit lonely  tonight.   I wonder if.1-.shall alwaysjbe lonely?  "'P. S.���I forgot. I hear that the old man  dropped a wad on Union Pacific today. They say  he was hit hard. I'm sorry, though I don't like  him."  Again  the eyes in   the picture  seemed to look  straight at him and to grow sad and troubled.  Buthe did not n'otice this. But, then, he did not  understand.  A whole week passed. Then the b >ok was  opened again. Jack looked haggard, but still  there was a hopeful look in his eyes.'  "Oh, no, I haven't forgotten you. But, bless  your soul! I've been stirring since I shook hands  with you last.   Come, I'll tell you about it.  " 'Jan. 13.���I was an idiot; Jess is an ange!; the  old man is a fool; and Lorimer is the devil I  thought him. I���the old���>Je���Where am 1? The  old man failed. U. P. completely swampe I him.  Went around to see Jess the same day I heard it.  Offered uiy hand again to her and my everything  to the old man to help him out. , JShe did look  lovely with tears in her sweet eyes, when she  thanked me and said that it was not a matter of a  few thousands, but of hundreds of thousands, and  that as for her hand,���what did she say? My old  head is full of wheels. Oh, yes, Lorimer had'  asked her for her hand that very morning. He  had told the old man that he would advance to h m  the entire amount necessary to float him���under  certain conditions. The old skinilint favors Lorimer now more than ever. There was a scene between Jess and me. For the first time she said  she loved me, and I kissed her, just once, but I  shall treasure that kiss as a miser does his gold  And then she pushed me away gently and said.  'Don't Jack. They may not belong to you. If  duty compels me, perhaps I���but, oh, God, I hone  not!���perhaps I must marry him.' She was obdurate���no, sweetly firm in her devotion to her  father. It all rested with him. But surely he'll  not let her do it. He has a heart. So had I; but  she has it now. I'll see him tomorrow. If I win,  I'll come and tell you all about it tomorrow. If I  lose���" ' ���"_  And even then he did not see the eyes in the  picture gaze at him with ineffable tenderness, but  tliey were sadder  weary, too.  than  ever,  and  they  looked  #  *  *  #  This is.the last entry made in the book.  "January 14th���Good-bye, dear diary."  Again he looked at the picture. This time he  saw. But only despair was written there. And as  he put the book in place, his elbow touched the  little easel and the picture dropped to the floor and  broke into a thousand pieces.  And he said, simply:   ' 'How  like it was  to a  heart!"  And then he put out the gas. f  The Adaptob.  wmmimmMmmiwmmmmmM&MMiM&^mmi THE ECONOMIST  TOYS - TOYS ������ TOYS  The Cheapest Place to Buy Christmas Cards,  Art Calendars,  X'mas Gifts, Writing Cases, Purses, Wallets j Books  0  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Brandies.  Nelson Blacksmith Co,  Certificate of Improvements.  ��� , .1  "Princess Ida" mineral claim, situate 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, acting  as agent for B. R. C. Walbey, Free Miner's  Certificate No, 2G57-A, William H. Bambury,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 2751 A, and Michael Egan, Free Miner's Certificate. No. 2584  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 further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements. '  Dated this first day of October, 1898.  John McLatchie, P. L. 8.  Ball&Jeffs  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D. S.  DENTIST  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics.  AND  Heating  H. Ak PROSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  Josephine Street  Nelson.  WADDS BROS.,  Photographers,  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Ncla**.  J. 0. PATENAUDE,  A> ' '       r        '  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.  c  CANADIAN NEWS.  Some of Hon. William Mulock's English critics  do not admire the taste of the motto in front of the  new Imperial postage stamp.  The appointment of Geo. H. Henshaw, jr., as  collector of customs at St. Hyaeinthe. Que., is said  to give satisfaction to both political parties.  Major Pinault, deputy minister of militia, will  be banquetted by the officers of the Quebec military district at the Garrison club January 14th.  Canada is expected to snpply the liquor in which  the United States and Great Britain will go on  idly drinking to each other's jolty good health.  The department of marine has agreed to take  over and maintain the tide gauges at Baynes'  Sound,   B.  C, erected by H. M.   Survey   ship  Egeria.  Farmers in the Province of Manitoba have been  backward in delivering grain lately. Prices ranging from 45c to 48c do not seem to draw the attention of wheat holders marketward. A material  rise in the price is anticipated in the course of a  month or two.  Michigan mills this season cut 239 million feet  of '.Canadian logs. During the present winter 150  jriillion feetof logs will be cut in the Georgian Bay  district for Michigan millowners, who declare they  M'ill test the constitutionality, of any embargo by  the provincial government.  next August, has been declined on account of the  participation of both the dominion and the province in the Paris c-exhibitiou of 1900. The commissioner of colonization will, however, contribute  to the Honfleur exhibition a collectfon of Canadian  literature.  Diaries and Calendars.  o.f Ltd.  Thomson   Stationery  MEN AND WOMEN.  Princess Louise has made considerable progress  with the model ofthe statue of the Queen for the  west porch of Manchester Cathedral.  Miss Swanhilde Bulan, an English worker in  the branches of the woman movement, rode on the  engine of an express train from London to Cromer  and back, and told an interviewer that it was  "simply sweet."  The Countess of Dysart has placed her residence?  near St. Neot's at the disposal of the Factory  Girls' Holiday Fund, for a period of four months,  and parties of thirty girls will be sent down periodically-' ���;���-  A. The Countess of Warwick contemplates forming  'settlements of women in different parts of England for the cultivation of the land, and thus enable them to add to their incomes by the sale of  fruit, flowers, vegetables, poultry, eggs, and honey,  the produce of their gardens and poultry runs.  An invitation to the province of Quebec to be represented at an  exhibition in Houfleur,  France  Purses   and   Wallets,   Choice   Goods,   Silver  Mounted, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  The Duke of Cambridge, who recently attended  the opening of the electric railway which crosses  u rider the Thames river, in England, said that he  was present  when William IV opened  London  Toys, Toys,   Toys-   Thomson Stationery  Ltd-    '  bridge at which  time the way to the city was by  barge, aud that  if.he  had prophesied  this later  wonderful achievement he would have been con  sidered fit for a lunatic asylum.  Hon. Arthur Stanley, fourth son of the Earl of  Derby, who has many warm friends in Quebec,  has just been elected a member of the House of  Commons for the Ormskirt divison of Southwest  Lancashire. Mr. Stanley's brotner, Edward Viscount Stanley, is also an M. P. Victor, the sailor  who a few months ago married a British Columbia  young lady, seems to have no political aspirations.  The late Empress of Austria completed her will  less than three months ago. It opens with the  sentence, "One never knows what may happen.''  She owned the finest collection of jewels in Europe.  A large proportion of the collection, valued at  ��600,000 is to be sold, and the, proceeds applied to  religious and charitable purposes. The Emperor  of Austria has bought the bed and furniture of the  room in which the Empress died. He has instituted a special Order to commemorate the late  Empress. .-..  Kipling got his queer first name for sentimental  reasons. His father, when designer of decorations  for a potter's firm at Burslem, England, attended a  picnic near the village of Rudyard, not far from  the pottery works. There he met and fell in love  with Mary D. McDonald, the daughter of a clergyman, whom he shortly married. Their first-born  arrived while the couple were in Bombay, whither  Kipling had gone to direct the art schools ofthe  Madras presidency. In memory of the place  where they first met, the parents decided to call  their boy Rudyard Kipling.  Books for Presentation.  Co.Ltd, .  Thomson Stationery  raTO5*S3L?^^ 8  THE ECONOMIST  &i  SHORT    STORIES.  During the reign of Charles the  Second one Signor Leti., proposed to  write a history, of the court. ' 'You will  give offense,'r urged his friends.  "Were I as wise as- Solomon," said  Leti, "I could not avoid that." "Then  be as wise," rejoined the king, who  was present, "and write proverbs, not  history."  EMPRESS  Dr., Qliver, Wendell Holmes once  made, an address in his native town to  a medical association. The president  of the association was the son of a man  who had been the druggist of the village when Dr. Holmes had studied  medicine there. "Itisagood to look  at this young man," said   the genial  Once Tried no Family will Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  BRITIS  111 FRUI  4C0FEC.  ib  CARLEY& PEEL, Nelson, B.C., \/��^^^ D r\  ���Agents-for the Kootenay.     ! VanCOUVe^ B.C,  autocrat, "and trace  mehts in his face."  his 'father's lini-  A Scotchmen once hired himself to a  Cheshire farmer.,. At breakfast one of  ��� the famous cheeses of the country was  set before him. His master left' the  Scot .at table, and later, when he appeared for work, said to him: "Sandy,  you take a long time to "your breakfast." "Troth, master," replied the  Scot,, "a cheese o' that sizeis. nae so  soon eaten as ye may think."  thousand one-cent loaves stacked up  on his kitchen floor, put out a big sign:  "Fresh Bread���A Five-Cent-Loaf for  Two Cents. We Never. Advertise  What We Have Not Got." He thus  not only discomfitted his rival and  turned the tide in his:own favor, but  made a profit on the bread as well.  NOTICE.  For Cold Weathei  At Low Prices.  On one occasion Gordon told Cecii  Rhodes the story of the offer of a roomful of gold which had been made to  him by the Chinese Government .after  he had subdued the Tai-Ping rebellion.  "What did you do?" said Rhodes.  "Refused it of course,"- said Gordon;  "what would you have done?" "I  would have taken it," said Rhodes,  and as many more roomfuIs as they  would give me. It is no use for us to  have big ideas if we have not got the  money to carry them out."  The proudest moment  of  Nelson's  , life is said to have been when  he received the swords of the officers of the  San Josef.   Nelson's  ship, which  was  the smallest of her class in the service  at the time, was dismasted, and upwards of eighty ofthe crew killed and  wounded,    Nelson      himself     being  wounded.   The Cullodeu, command by  Nelson's friend,  Captain'Trowbridge,  who   followed   Nelson's   lead   in   the  breach of orders which resulted in this  famous capture, lost even more heavily.  For this breach  of discipline,  Jervis  did not mention Nelson's name in dispatches; but when one of his captains  pointed out the disobedience to orders,  he promptly said:    "When   you  commit a like offense I'll forgive you."  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 mm,  Imperial), hereinafter called "the Company,"  or, "the said Company,1' for an Act confirm"  ing 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 "r,hes;iid Company"  power , to    acquire,    exercise,    and     take  oyer  all   rights,    powers, , privileges,   franchises and assets held by the "Now Westminster and Burrard Inlet Telephone Company,  Limited," ancl  "The   V. r ion   and   Nelson  .Telephone Company," and vesting the same  m    "the    said     Company,"    and    to    assume  the   liabilities   entered   into   by  the  aforesaid companies and for the contemn"-  upon "the said Company" the power  to pnr-,  chase',    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," l  and to amalgamate with such other company  or companies and to operate  and carry oh  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 cari-v on  and operate the works aforesaid, or any of  them-, and of other powers.  Dated this 30th day of November, A.'D. 1808  McPmi,i,irs & WiiiLiams,  Solicitors for Applicants.  NELSON HARDWARE CO.  <<^>  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  well dressed. ���  Those * who wear sjarments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good ' workmaship. The  value is great.'  FRED. J. SQUIRE, Baker St, Nels  .��..m^..,.J��-ITJI.|.  In order to boom businessman enterprising grocer on a certain day advertised several -thousand U, live-cent  loaves of bread for sale at one cent  each. His rival was in despair until a  brilliant idea came into his head. He  hired a small army of boys and girls to  buy up all the loaves^at a cent, each;  At two o'clock grocer No. 1 had sold all  his bread, and those who came later  denounced him as a fraud who had  fooled them with, a lying' advertisement. . Meanwhile the foxy grocer  "aroun.-l -the'..corner; withj more than a  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 Offiee jn the C.ty of Victoria, viz-"   . -  Plan, Profile ana Book oi Reference, revised  location from Moth mile west of East boundary ol British Columbia, westerly  to 183 7th  "Vi?!^?.081-^ fT(X 4"��rn��t- 1898,'No. 505 13.  Dated thooth day of December, 1S��)8.  Dkakk, Jackson & Hej^ickex.  Solicitors for the Depositors.'  AND  uors  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,   LIQUORS,   HAVANA   CIGARS,   ETC.  All the leading brands always in stock.  /4r=5  PIT HER eg LEISER,  STREET, VICTORIA, B.G.  Railway Notice  Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the  rnln nhTvW-V91 the* V��^inio^and British  Columbia Railway. Acts, the following plans  have been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Railway Company in. t,he Land  Registry Office in the City of Victoria, vte *Z  Canadian Pacific Rai 1 way, Crow's Nest Pass  branch, Br tish ^Columbia Southern Railway  I.1��,n, Profile and;Book if Reference, 'starting'  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pi W  branch, British Columbia Southern Railwg*  Plan and Book of Reference of extra land fori  station ground 179M miles west of Eastern  oomidary/ofRritish Columbia on north-east  M of Section 2o Township 10, Kootenay District, deposited 17th Noyember,;lS98,,No: 565 H.  Victoria, B. C, 22nd November, l&S.  .   Drake, Jackson & Helmcken, :  Solicitors for Depositors.  Temple Building, Victoria.   Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  A  Gene raISh i p ping & I n s urance Agents  Commission Merchants.'. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered. ,  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners'Outfits Insured. ,.  Loans  and  Mortgages  Negotiated.  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  Estates  Managed   and   Rents  FINANCIAL  AGE NTS.  .ss$Vj|  5:fet.d  asfmx'ami^iMHIW^Jwm THE ECONOMIST  \)  TRAGEDIES IN TELUNKS.  Over a century age���in February,  1777���a little old man of peaceful demeanor, wearing, according . to the  fashion of the day, a violet coat and  Knee breeches} ���and carrying a respectable gold-headed cane, was seen  walking in the neighborhood of the  Hotel de Ville, in Paris, apparently  looking up at the houses in quest of  some particular sign or,number..  He stopped at last before a printed  advertisement  intimating that  there  was a cellar to let   on the  premises.  He   interviewed   the   proprietor,.  a  woman, settled the terms of the rent,  demanded immediate  possession  aud  the following   morning,   having previously   stated  that he required   the  cellar to store some Spanish wine, he  returned, followed by a truck on which  stood a cask and a big box in a linen  wrapper.    These goods he had carried  into the cellar,   which he locked and  took   away   the   key.    Shortly after  , it was rumored that a certain Dame de  LaMotte, the widow of a former employe in the stables of the queen, had  disappeared.    When last seen this lady  occupied rooms in  the house of a respectable grocer,  to whom  she   just  sold a property she possessed in the  country.    Tins grocer, called Desrues,  was quite unexpectedly accused by one  of his creditors of being the same man  who had hired a cellar near the  Hotel  de Ville ;   that he had dropped   into it  a huge trunk and never gone  near the  place again,  stantiated by  collar and seemed to justify the public  prosecutor in ordering the premises to  be searched.     The police  found   the  box half hidden in the darkest portion  of the cellar, and on being forced open  it contained the1 unclothed body of a  woman whose head had been wrapped  in oilcloth.    Mrne. de La Motte was  indentified by her  earrings.    Desrues  had poisoned her  in order to avoid  paying    the   purchase    money,     He  made a full confession and was racked on the Place de Greve.  a pipe, and on being interrogated on  what could have happened to his wife,  he repeated slowly and placidly that  surely she could not be very far. He  spoke the truth so far that she was at  the time reposing in the trunk���a remarkably small one���which he used as  a seat. During the trial he was asked  how he had managed ~ to squeeze the  body of a well-developed woman into  so small a compass, and, without losing his phlegmatic placidity, he retorted : " Monsieur le president,  there were six inches of room to  spare." The now common practice of  finding extenuating circumstances for  the most atrocious crimes was jutt  finding favor with court and jury, so  that Klootz was merely sentenced to  penal servitude for life:  ttthen you buy ;. ��� O'KELL & r��l DmnnruQO      3  W. OKELL* MORRIS- ^ioiSiirf [Oil nBSBIVBS  Preserves^)  >o   you get what are pure British Columbia*      ��� Are absolutely the  Jo   fruit and sngar, and your money is left at PUREST AND Bfc.b i.  Morrison & Caldwell  TEAS AND COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Upton's Teas.     Blue Ribbon Coffee,  ALL BRANDS AND  These facts were  sub-  he   proprietress of the  In 1808 a butcher of Melun called  Lespinois lured a   man  to  whom he  owed money into a remote,  solitary  spot,  and,  having him fairly in his  power, bled him as he was  wont to  bleed his oxen, and packed him in the  sort of  case in which he   forwarded  goods to Paris, labeling it" salt meat."  The officers of the octroi, however, detected   something   unusual,   and inquiries led to the discovery ofthe murderer,   who    was     condemned    and  hanged.  In 1842 a large crowd had gathered  in the yards of the messageries' office  of Orleans to witness the procureur du-  roi, seconded by   a commissary    and  several policeman, inspect the luggage  stored in a large" shed on  the declarations made by a certain Benard,  landlord of the Hotel  de l'Europe in the  town.     As'themen were  overhauling  a large trunk he exclaimed that it  was  the one !   The lock was torn open and  the interior revealed a hideously mutilated body wrapped in  many   folds of  linen..     Benard   and. niany    others  identified it as the corpse of a porter  ofthe bank who   had   been  sent the  day before to receive several important  sums in the city.   Pie had not leturned  in the evening, and, as he was known  to    have    formed   some   undesirable  acquaintances, although strictly honest  himself,     suspii i ns     v\ere     directed  specially to one of these, the agent of  an insurance company, who hid been  seen to enter  with   the  porter into a  room ofthe Hotel de  l'Europe,   and  had apparently determined  to possess  himself of the man's case and money  bag,     ���  In the' struggle he had killed him  and finding a trunk in the hall had  appropriated it, hidden the body inside, and had had it conveyed to the  luggage office of the Messageries  labeled for Toulouse. He himself gave  all these particulars at the trial, and,  as the papers relating his execution expressed it, " met his fate with the  fortitude and resignation of a true  Christian !"  RECEIVED  The   Largest  Supply  of  Horse     Blankets      Ever    Brought into   the. Kootenay.    Every one High'Grade   Article.    Inspection 1n:  vited.       '���. ,  THEO. MADSON %ti2&V.V��;  o  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly, Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson . Mouldings,  Yard   Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work-  jS JOHN RAE, AGENT. \  It was ina trunk of English manufacture that in 1S17 the body of a wealthy  banker of Marseilles was found. He  hod left the city for a journey, credited  with having on him a large sum of  money, in the company of two foreigners who were never heard, of or seen  .since, and if guilty of the murder they  escaped punishment.  Tn 1833 the authorities of Lille were  informed that a woman named Klootz,  .the wife of a journeyman, was missing.  The hu.-sband's domicile \vas; searched;.  'Dmring- the proceedings he remained  quietly seated on a corded box smoking  Not very many years later the employes of the station ofDornach, near  Mulhause, casually remarked to each  other that a certain box " left to be  called for" schwitize roth (-weated red) ]  and called the attention of the station-  master to this extraordinary peculiarity. He had the box examined by  the police, who discovered the head and  bust of a woman', whose legs were  found some days later on the b.uik of  the Bhine. As the victim was not  identified, and as it was not possible  to bring home the crime to the woman  who was suspected of having been  seen late one night in the company of  a stranger to the locality, this murder  swelled the list of the unpunished assassinations.  I West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLE SALE AND ��ETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C TRAVES, Manager.  KNHSCrHVltfbAH  All  the  leading brands of!  _ Foreign   and  Domestic Cigars.   18,000 Cigars to select from. Bar-j  gains in Pipes for Christmas  ORR&SITE Jy DOVER'S.  they more frequently themselves give  the clew to the murders  they  have  committed, possibly because a century  There is certainly a greater careless- ago they knew   that their  inevitable  ness and recklessness in   the criminals  fate, if convicted, was the scaffold,  or,  of to-day than in those of the past, and'[ even worse, the torture and the rack,  while now they reckon,  with almost!  equal certainly, on those habitually in-j  voked   "extenuating   circumstances"!  which virtually have done away witlrF,  the capital punishment still existing intV  the code of criminal legislation. K*  r  .ti if  10  THE ECONOMST.  fc=  T��T  LOCKED OUT.  h\ This is  not a  tale involving labor  jpornplications,   except in   one  sense.  I1 "hat is,, she represented capital and  ibor and he labored to get her.   The  osult, however, wras perfect harmony  between capital and labor.   They had  [',. ieen indulging in an idle flirtation just  ���; irtthout the walls of the  town.   At  ���ny rate it seemed a flirtation  on her  .���art.   Capital was coy and arrogant.  ���5ut labor, was  deadJn   earnest.   Pie  , ��roposed in the most  approved and  Oman tic  fashion,   but    capital    had  tstened to so many   similar propositions for arbitration that it fought shy.  Capital was extremely beautiful,  with  jbft mocking eyes and a wealth of gold-  11 hair.   In  very decisive tones, she  i 'bsolutely refused to accept the agreement. - "And now that we have settled  ais matter let us return to town," she  ;iid.    "It is growing late and mamma  fill worry."  |;He had not a word to say and they  ;)traced   their    steps   toward    town.  Vith'some  bitterness he recalled  her  ijicouraging glances.     They reached  "le great gates and to their surprise  'mud them locked.    "I did  not know  ;.! was so late," she .said.    "The watchman   has locked us   out."   The town  f.ite was remotely situated,   aiid, al-  flough'they lifted   up, their   voices,  uere was no response.    He  critically  .-���camined the massive gate.   She gave  cry of despair and then turned to her  ���mpanion.    "Mr. Brown you  got me  - to this and  now   you  must get me  ,it.   You must unlock that gatesome-  ;W."   '  ^   Well,"   he  returned,   "there is no  ��� )ubt that we are locked out.   Let us  e if we,cannot  arbitrate the matter.  .once worked  in a safe factory   and  link that I could open that gate with  _tle trouble."  "Then do so. Do so at once."  ("There are some conditions to settle  t*st. Yon must agree to marry me.  on have flirted with inc most out-  igeousiy, haven't you?"  "Ye-es. But any girl has a right to  o that."."  .."I disagree with you.    No "girl has a  gb.t to rend a manly heart."  "Pooh!   You mean to say your heart  rent?"  "No doubt of it.    Is it unreasonable?  /ho can look upon your beautiful eyes.  id   forget   their  sweet   love,    light?  -Iio can gaze upon your face and   not  lcrish.-it always   as a  sad memory?  7ho can have listened to the music of  mr   voice and   not  long  to  hear its  elody; forever?   Do;';.['. make  myself  early understand?" \ .       :    .      :.-..".  "You do. . You argue well." ',-'  1'Say, oh say, yon wi 11 be��� miiie, and  will burglarize the gate.    Otherwise  >u will be forced   to iem.tin  without  the starlight." '"; "���-'."'''  "That is your ultimatum?"  she said.  "Itis.";" ���   ���''������������"      ',"���'.;. .'"������'.  She thought for a moment,', and then  'ted her lips .'.to his. " Well, I'll  -���bitrate," she said.' .He kissed her,'  id then found a rusty nail and went  ��� work on the lock. In a few mo-  en ts the gate swung open and they  itered. ! Then he said :��� "L have  .keii.au unfair r.d v.-tutago. I merely  ished. to teach you a 1 '.s.-on'. I wiil  leas ��� you from vou.' promise."  f��She looked at him shyly. "But I  don't want to be released. . I merely  wished to hold off, womanlike. Your  arbitrating, deai\ only hastened events,  fori had decided iii my own mind lo ;  marry you a month ago." j  Then the moon went behind a cloud. ;  Mrs. Jobber���"Too bad the new cook  spoiled the steak; she is so young and  inexperienced. Won't you be satisfied  with a kiss instead, dear?" Mr. Jobber���"All right; call her in."  A painful awakening: "Algernon,  dear, how much did you pay the  preacher who married us? I w. nt to  enter it as the first item m our family  expense book." "Gieat Scott, Esmeralda! I supposed your father had settled  that!"  Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  a  Stand   Opposite  Central   Fruit   Store  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, no cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  T. S. Gore.        IT. Brkvet.        J. H. McGregob  GORE, BURNET SCO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion Land Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiileto Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   - - -   British Columbia  Esauimalt  Time Table No. 8i.  To take effect at. 7 a. in. on Saturday, March  26, 1S08.   Trains   run on  Pacific  Standard Time.  GOING NORTH���Head Down.  Daily  Saturday  & Sunday  Lv.  Victoria for  Nanaimo and Wellington   Ar. Nanaimo   Ar. Wellington   J\M.  -J .00  7:1��  7:85  GOING SOUTH���Read Up.  Daily  Saturday  it Sunday  a.m.  ���12:07  S:4(5  8:25'  P.M.  8:00  4:38  4:25  Arrive Victoria   Leave Nanaimo for Victoria...... ....  Leave Wellington for  Victoria........      For rates  and' information  apply  at the  Company's'offices.  A. DUNSMU1R,  ���     President:   ,       ,.     H. K, PRIOR,  .'���������'-.'   .     General Fr't and Pass. Ag't.  i,OS''7AKFGEI*iSS  intng  eview  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THC  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  "'"Pf  ;T  Mining journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year.  Single Copies^ cents.  SEND    FOR  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Angeles Cai.  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Car  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mporter's of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  vers,  ���-/  Y&  5^  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Compan}', Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith '& Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  , _ ~  NELSON, B. C. P. O. 80x498.  //  &���  C6S and  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Dehnonw-o  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. Start u j.  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by caMe  VICTORIA, B. C.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200  BBLS.  06IBIPS HUNGARIAN and OGILI'S GLENORA.  OGILVIE  r  MILLING   -  COMPANY  (?. M. Leisi-iman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  rs, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets a  Office Fillings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable.  , kelson, EL CB  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telyaplione No. 93.  Fresh Candies and Tropica! Fruits,  Agents for  Victoria. Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  S F. Call  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday- World,  And Other Periodicals.  xtra Select Oysters  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  Fresh Daily From  NELSON   BAKERY.  ���^  maBmaisn^s!^ssma^m^mB^s^mmmmsmsssmss^mi^^^m!i THE ECONOMIST.  11  +  Sirdar, now finally known as  (Fisher Station, C. N. P. Ry:)  TY   OF   KISM  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 ofthe Goat  Hountain 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 iiow.for Sale  Further particulars apply to  eo. McFarland, Agent, Nelson,  0r Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  MINING NOTES.  Over 1000 tons of ore were shipped  from Silverton during the last year.  ports eas   32,038   tons,    the    customs  valuation of which was $2,550,669.  During the past year there were 1505  mineral claims recorded at the'record  office in Nelson.  The Reco will only be minejl in a  limited way until it is put in a perfect  state of development.  Work is soon to be resumed on the  Monte Cristo, according ' to recent  reliable reports from Toronto.  The first of this year. War Eagle  shares were 90 cents. Six^nonthsago  they were $2.90 and to,.day $3.05.  ���The Last Chance aerial gravity  tramway, which was commenced in  September last is now completed.  The Mascot's new electric plant has  all been put up now and everything  is in first class shape. r   Work will    be  .pushed-now.in both tunnel and   .cross-  'eut, and the Mascot will soon bo heard  lY'Vniagain as an ore producer.  .John F. Mcintosh, collector of  >.ii-toutsfor the port of Kaslo, gives the  tr/.nage of the minerals exported  through the port/of Kaslo and its but-'  During the year 1898, there passed  through this port 29,341 tons of ore and  2477 tons of ���matte of a total value of  ��3,585,486. The returns up to May  1st, included the ores of Rossland  Kaslo and Nakusp, since which time  these places have been chief ports, and  there has been a consequent falling off  in the Nelson return's.  gome Treasury Girl Widows.  Lots of treasury girls at Washington ar��  widows, hundreds of them are old maids  , and several thousand are sweet, marriageable girls, with pretty faces, good hearts  and a high grade of culture and education.  Many of them have had governors and  generals for their fathers, not a few are  the widows of noted soldiers and statesmen, and all are far above the average of  their sex the United: States over. Many  have traveled widely. ��� Philadelphia  Times.       - "..       ���"'���'. ���"'  Blackheads are difficult to get rid of,  once they appear. They arc caused by the  clogging of the pores of the skin by dust  or foreign matter.... Alcohol, 90 percent,  'applied'by. means of a piece of chamois  skin will give tone to the sic in and remove  unsuspected dust and dirt, at the same  time stimulating the small glands and removing'by .constant use the blackheads.  After exposure to a harsh or chilling  wind it is well before retiring to rub a  quantity of fresh . cream ��� on the face, removing after five" or ten ''-minutes, to be  applied again, followed by a generous  puffing of rico ; powder. Remove in the  morning by lait virginal and tepid water.  Women have the reputation of being  sympathetic, but if a lecturer of their own  sex is to be believed they are far less responsive than men, and an audience com-  r  P. Burns & Co.  *?  *  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  J  posed entirely of women is regarded afi  much more formidable than a mixed one.  Photography, which was taken up as a  means of amusement by many women,  has developed into a lucrative , means of  livelihood for the sex, and many of the  most successful studios are now owned  and run exclusively by women.  The Longest Love L,ett��r.  Perhaps the longest love letter in tho  world is one written by a certain courtier  in the time of Queen Elizabeth to his  ladylove on the return from the armada  campaign. It occupied 400 sheets of  crabbed writing, the number of words  being something like 40,000. A-  If You are Buying a Piano  GET THE NORDHEIMER  It is the best in Canada.  when    you   order  matches.       Then  you will   be   sure  of havi ng the best.  Art & Music Co.,.BskerSt.i<l������������@��@����������@��@��'  remaagw.wMaxuBiitW'JJJIMft^ 12  THE ECONOM ST.  !  I',  ,   I  ���;l  ������1  f.  r  Wj  TURNER, BEETON & CO.,  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry G-oods  ,.    Boots and. Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire, Clay  Teas  Etc.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver; B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B.C.  w  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  AND S00 LINE  ODDS AND ENDS  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canad* and the United States.  No customs difliculties with baggage:  Touri3t cars pass  Revelstoke  daily  to   St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto/Thursdays for.Montreal and-Boston; Kridays for St. John, N. B.  "Sawyer seemsto think a good deal  of himself." "I should say so; he has  had Moorish curves cut in his doorway  ,so he can get hishead in and out."  ���>  Kind old lady���l{To what do you attribute your uncontrollable appetite for  strong    drink?     Is    it    hereditary?"  Weary   Walker-  thirst."  -"No,  mum  it's  Little man (golf enthusiast)���"Why  don't you play golf?" Big ,ntan  (J}lase)���" Why, because I object to  chasing a quinine pill around a cow-  pasture."  She���" I think you had better send  up another rat trap, John*" He���  But I bought one only the other day."  She���"I know, but there is a rat in  that one."  Daily Train  To Rossland and main line points :  Dailv Daily  6:40p.m. leaves ���NELSON-arrives 10:30p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun-  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str.- Moyie:  ��� Mon Wed and Fri. Tues. Thurs and Sat  5 a. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ���.arrives 6:50 p. m.  Makes connection at Pi lot Bay with str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both  directions, and at other points when signalled. ..  '    Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday   ' Except Sunday  '<) a.m. leaves ���NELSON ���arrives 2:20 p.m.  Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beaslev, Citv Ticket  Airenl, Nelson, B. C, or J. HAMILTON, Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  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.  Rwa-gentor,  C. P^  R. City Ticket Agent,  Nelson.  W    . ST ITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Gostoni Hoyse, Nelson. B. G.  "Belinda, how do you treat a stupid  man who admires you?" "Really, I  don't know7; when a man admires me  I never do myself the injustice to consider him stupid."  "Why don't that European war  you've been predicting right along  come off', Mr. Sportly?" inquired his  wife. "I suppose the kinetoscope  people are not ready."  "Mrs. Saver must feel that she was  very extravagant in buying that new  gown." "What makes you think so?"  "She's begun to argue that it will be  the cheapest in the end."  M[ hear that Judge Blucketts is  studying mind-reading," said the lean  lawyer. "If he gets proficient," said  the fat lawyer, "he'll arrest the whole;  town for contempt of court."  "You say you haver'brought me here  to propose to me, but why do you want  to go through it so deliberately?"  "Well, you see, I've got a friend in the  kinetoscope line oyer there behind  that, tree; and I promised him to make  the movements slow and distinct.  Now, all readv!"  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  0' O , v ,  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCH ES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. JD., and  Dawson City, ,N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P.J. RUSSELL,   Manager  Nelson   Branch  oekey Sticks,  Hockey Pucks,  oboggans,  Coasters,  B _  Banquet, Hanging, Hall and  Glass Stand Lamps. Useful  Christmas Gifts.  Goods and Prices Right.  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. G.  M.iS:..BMfS:&;.  (Established 1858.)  ariufactiirers of  ISGUITS AND CONFE  Write us for Prices, or CARLEY  & PEEL, of Nelson.


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