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 \V:  VOL.  II.  NELSON,  B.  C,   WEDNESDAY,    JULY   13,   189S.  NO.  1  THE NE'LSON-ECONOniST.  .Issued at the city of Nelson, B. C.  C. Dell-Smith. ..........;........................../'/.������.���. i, .Editor  P. J. O'Reilly ...'.,. ���';'.:.... .Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States "........... .$2.00  If paid in advance :  1.50  ��ne Year to Great Britain.. .".... .. 2.50  If paid in advance ;......  ���  2 00  Remit by Express, 'Money   Order,   Draft,   P. O.   Order,  or  Registered* Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general  interest respectfully  solicited.  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-coininns and the  interests oi* readers will be carefully guarded  against' irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL  COMMENT  The result of the provincial elections in this  riding is not: quite what we expected it would  have been. However, we take it as a hopeful  sign of the times that in what has always been  considered an Opposition stronghold the  .majority should have been reduced to a baker's  dozen. As we have said, it was much to be  regretted that we had not here,' as elsewhere,  a straight government candidate, and in the  absence of such a one we gave our best support to him whom we conscientiously believed  to be the better man of the  two.  Our morning contemporary says tint " one  of the salient features of the election was the  ^entire absence of disorderly conduct and rowdyism. 7' How it came to arrive at this conclusion is a mystery to all good citizens.  We all have our political opinions, and, in the  conscientious exercise of them we ought to be  respected. For   electioneering   enthusiasm  every man will make due allowance���-the man  who is not enthused on such occasions must  be a cold-blooded creature, indeed ; but enthusiasm and blackguardism are totally aud distinctly different things���the one is the nature  of a man ; the other the lower anirne-1 trait of  character. Mr. Hume was unfortunate in  this particular, that he had as his most prominent advocate the mayor of Nelson, and  when we state that the mayor of Nelson  exhausted his Billingsgate vocabulary on  Saturday last, those who know the reputation  of the man will have some faint idea of the  state of the atmosphere thus polluted. The  chief magistrate of the city was the only man  who proved himself thoroughly competent of  injuring a political cause, and if we could but  believe that his foulness assisted Mr. Hume in  securing even his slim majorit3T we would indicate our blush for the city's morality by print  ing the Economist on red paper this morning.  However, his worship has not appeared in  public since Saturday afternoon. Can it be  that he is ashamed to face the public, or is it  from other causes, which were unmistakable  for hours, if not da^-s, prior to his forced  seclusion ?  From a telegram received by Judge Forin it  is learned that the Governor-General will pro-  babl3r arrive here on the evening of the 20th  instant, and remain for a day. Steps should  be taken by the citizens to receive and entertain tlie royal party. " It would be a gracious  act to make His Excellency the guest of the  citv during- his visit.  Lord Charles Beresford, M.P., advocates the  spending of ^35,000,000 immediately in the  construction of nine battleshipb of 15,000 tons,  .12 battleships of 10,000 tons, 12 armored  cruisers of 12,000 tons, 12 armored cruisers of  7,000 tons, 50 torpedo boat destroyers and  eight steam colliers. He also advocates the  re-arming of 17 useiul old ironclads. Lord  Charles says that unless this is remedied he  will organize a series of meetings so that  public opinion will compel the Government to  make England as strong on sea as both France  and    Russia    together.  He  says   110    other  nation has a ship on the effective list armed  with muzzle-loading guns, whereas England  has 45. Any nation that sent men to light on  blue water or relied for harbor protection on  such weapons would certainly get short shift.  U. S. Consul Smith, of Victoria, says he  has received information that a small though  fast steamer, mounting five rapid firing guns,  and flying the Spanish flag is hidden in one  of the harbors of Queen Charlotte Sound, and  that her mission is to "commence work for  Spain," in acccrdance with a proposition said  to have been sent to Madrid some time ago  stating that a "hundred million dollars of  Klondyke gold will come down by wa}- of St.  Michaels in American  ships.''  Today the Economist enters upon its  second yrcar, and we cannot allow the occasion  to pass without thanking our numerous  friends for the liberal support accorded us.  Twelve months ago, when the Economist  made its first appearance, there were many  false prophets about, who predicted that six  mouths would find us in the hands of the  undertaker, but how mistaken they have  been is proven by our vigorous existence  today-.     We started as a weekly, and consider  ing that we have had fifty-five issues within  twelve months, we have not done so badlv.  There is no legerdemain about this ; the explanation simply is that on all important  occasions we published special editions, so as  to keep our readers well up to date. In entering upon our second year,'we do so with full  confidence in the future, aud hope the rapid  progress of Nelson and district will soon justify us in making the Economist a good, live  daily  paper.  Last week we had a word to   say   as to  the  propriety    of   the    British   Columbia   militia  attending a celebration in Seattle on the anniversary on which "our daddies  were licked,"  as the master of ceremonies   put   it,   but   it  is  pleasing to note that the   Canadian   uniformed  subjects were well received.     We   read in  the  Seattle Times that "Tlie place of honor in today's parade was held hy the Fifth   Regiment,  Canadian Militia, in command of Col. Edward  Gawlor Prior, aud headed by their  regimental  baud.      It Was the first   time   since    1814   that  an armed. British force has set foot   on American soil, and tlie ovation tendered them was as  spontaneous as it was  enthusiastic.     They are  a remarkably fine body   of  men, and   both  in  personnel, discipline and   bearing   display  all  the qualities that go to   make   up   the Anglo-  S'ixou soldier, whose tenacity and bravery  on  the field.of battle   make   him   dreaded by the  non-English-speaking   soldiers   of the   e  rth.  Along the whole line of march   the   Britishers  were    given   a   most   enthusiastic    reception.  How they cheered the British soldier's !    Without forgetting the days of  '76 and   r.S 12, with  all the glorious   tales   of  battle, the people of  Seattle   remembered   that   the country   under  whose   flag   those soldiers   marched -is today  standing shoulder to shoulder with the Yankee  nation in the cause of human liberty.     And as  the soldiers marched with martial tread   in today's   parade,   the   people   of  Seattle   paid   a  lusty tribute not only to them and the splendid  soldierly   showing   they   made,   but   to    their  country and their Queen.    Never before in the  history   of   the   United    States   have    British  troops marched on American   territory on   the  Fourth of July.      Bui today in this   good year  1898,. Seattle���Queen   of  all   the   West���welcomed 300 loyal troops of Great   Britain   with  shouts and cheers, and   when   the   soldiers  go  home again they can truly say that the  bitterness of bygone years   has   been  swallowed  up  in the glorious amity of   the   present."     It   is  to   be   hoped that   the sentiment was genuine,  but���weli, there,   we  will   accept   it   as   such  until the contrary is proven. 2  THE  NELSON ECONOMIST.  l;  I i  t  ' i,  t  T       I  ;   i'  1 11'  : '. i  : i  �����  I i  l"i  We have''rrequentlycalled  attention to the  want of a public reading room and   librae in  Nelson, but our   Board of  Aldermen   seem tc  think this is one of the luxuries  of life which  the}'- so freely^   tax, and   that   unless   it be an  ostensible   source   of  revenue   to   the   city   it  should   not   bevgiven, encouragement,     They  tax and   encourage  prostitution, but   when it  comes to something calculated to improve the  mind or reasonably designed  to afford wholesome recreation���well, it is not in their line of  thought.      A   few   hundred   dollars per year  would go a long  way towards 'maintaining"-a.,  reading room or library, an   institution  which,  would be liberally contributed to  by the public, but as long as Nelson is misrepresented by  the present   outfit there   is   no   probability of  securing it.  tions, petroleum, sugar, legacies and shares,  etc. One of the things that the public will  have more to do with than the others  will be the bank checks, notes, drafts, etc., all  of -which must have a two-cent stamp affixed  and canceled before they" are paid.  G-.  4 'It is better to let ten   guilt3r   men   escape  than to let one innocent man suffer, '"says the  Seattle  News, '' and upon   this   principle the  law surrounds accused   men   with   every possible   safeguard.      Eor   this same   reason  the  law practically says that  the   charge .must be  specific   and    not    subject, to    change.     One  * reason   for   this   is that   an accused man may  prepare his defence on  a   specific   charge, and  the   changing   of it   would   place   him  at an  unjust disadvantage.      The law properly  prohibits anything in the nature of a surprise on  the part of  the   prosecution.     People  accused  of transgressions of the law certainly have the  right to know the full nature of  the   charges,  so as to properly   defend themselves, and any  material testimony that would prove the information or indictment to be at fault, should not  he   used tc  the   disadvantage of  a  defendant  who   is   endeavoring  to prove  bis   innocence  under that specific charge.     He should  not be  made to suffer for  the   faults   of the   prosecution.     There is undoubtedly too much technical^ in the application of law. but it is a serious thing to charge a  man   with   a   criminal  offence,  and   there   should  be   no   guesswork  about it.     Law itself is exact, and its administration should be the same.     Herein   lies the  justice of it."  It is fortunate for the peace of this country  that justice  is soeedv.     We have had several  instances of the benefits of this well-established  rule in  our  own   district.     Especially' is this  speedy justice   conspicuous   in  capital cases,  and owing chiefly to this   knowledge   on  the  part of would-be evil dcers, crime, even in our  wild and sparsely populated sections, is infrequent;     In some parts, at least, of the United  States, life nor propert}^  do not   appear to be  safe      For instance, statistics go to show that  since  June   ist, 1896, 56   murders have been  committed in Jefferson county,   Kentucky, the  majority of them in Louisville.     Only 12 have  been   convicted/and   in   no   case   has   capital  punishment   been   inflicted, the   heaviest punishment being a sentence of 21 3'ears.     The 56  murders dp not include a*bout 20 killings that  have occurred during the same length of time,  but which are said   to   have   been  justifiable.  The majority of the  murderers   have   escaped  scot free.     Eight have eluded  the police altogether, and have .never been arrested,   but the  majority   of   the   criminals    have   made    no  attempt   to   get   away.     The last legal execution took place in the  fall  of '"1/892, four years  before the beginning of this   list.     No careful  record has been kept   of  these   3'e/.-��r.s, but  the  .number   of  murders will  easily exceed 50, so  that there has been a  sum  total   of over   100  murders   in   Jefferson   county   since   the   last  criminal paid for his crime with his life.  The United States is just now experiencing  the first touches of war taxes.      The war revenue   bill   went   into force last week.     Briefly  reviewed,   this law   imposes   a   tax   upon  all  liquors,   bankers,   brokers,   pawnbrokers,   all  places giving plays or performances,  circuses,  public   exhibitions,    billiard   tables,   bowling-  alleys, tobacco and cigars,  bonds,  debentures,  certificates    of   indebtedness    issued    by    the  United States, telegrams, all transfers or sales,  bank   checks,   drafts,   certificates   of  deposit,  order for pa}rment of money, promissory notes  other than sight, demand  or bank   notes, foreign bills of exchange, letters of credit, bills of  lading or   receipts  for   goods, telephone messages,   indemnity   bonds,   certificates   of   an}--  description, contracts, conve}rances, insurance,  lease,   agreement,   memorandum   or   contract  for hire or rent of land,   manifests,   mortgages  and    other   pledges,    foreign    passage   ticket,  power of attorne\T, protest, warehouse receipts,  medicinal   proprietary   articles   and    prepara-  That Canadians are coming   to   the   fore in  every branch   can  be  judged   by   the success  which has attended her sons   in   all   the   contests   in   which   they   have engaged.     As athletes the Canadians have distinguished themselves the world over.     In aquatic-sports they  have been equal I}?- successful,   the   championship of the world being held for years b3r a son  of Canada.     As   marksmen, some   of the best  trophies have come our way, and now we are  to be tried as artillerymen.     It   is   announced  that some twenty-five   volunteer artillerymen,  under Lord Stadbrokes, are coming to Canada  for the purpose of competing in big gun  practice with   our   volunteers,   and   no   doubt the  visitors will be accorded a warm reception.  The use of ether aud chloroform has become  very   general   of  late as anaesthetics,   and an  eminent   British   surgeon,   Dr.   Lawson   Tait,  has been giving the benefit of his   opinion  on  the   subject.     Dr.   Tait   says    a    word   about  nitrate   oxide   gas,   known   to   sufferers  with  aching teeth   as   "laughing gas,"   which  will  reassure some timid ones.     He says  that it is  absolutehr   safe,'  and   that   there  is   only one  recorded case of death  from  its   use, and that  case is doubtful.     He declares that the reason  why   chloroform   is   distrusted   is   that   when  anything goes   wrong there   is   an  immediate  death, followed, of course, by  an  inquest and  the   consequent   publicit3'.     He   declares that  deaths from ether are much more frequent, but  the3'- are not immediate.     The patient  usually  dies four or five days after, the operation, and  the   death   is   attributed   to bronchitis,, pneumonia, inflammation of the kidneys, or something   of the   kind.       He   says   further   that  " while ether   is positively  dangerous   where  the respiratory organs or kidneys are affected,  there are cases in which the disease is directly  induced by the anaesthetic.     Such  a tendency  exists.     I would never take ether,  but I take  chloroform   fearless^.     In   certain   cases   of  acute kidney disease chloroform is a remedy  and often effects a cure."     It is often asserted  that the immediate after effects  of chloroform  are less distressing to the patient than those of  ether, and hence a satisfactory establishment  of the superior safety of chloroform would be  of much" value.  It is important that Canada should be "fully  represented at all the industrial exhibitions-  even  those   of  South   Africa, but   whether it  would not be   productive   of  better   results to  advertise our goods in   different   quarters is a  question on which there may possibly be some  diversity   of   opinion.     The    Department    of  Trade and Commerce is sending  out circulars  to   boards   of  trade,  calling  attention   to the  .South African industrial exhibition to be held  at Grabamstown from  December   r5   to Janu-  ary   21   next.     Parliament   voted   $5,000 last  session to encourage trade with South Africa.  Ear   better   would   it   be, in   our   opinion,   to  devote   more   attention   to   the    19th   century.-  exposition   to   be   held   in   Paris,   which   will  doubtless be attended by a   greater   variety of  people than will the South African exposition.  The   gold   craze   is  ever in   fashion.       We  learn that no less  than   seven   expeditions are  now in Labrador, drawn   to   that  inhospitable  coast by the magic word gold.      Five of these  have been organized at Halifax, one in Boston  and the seventh has just started  out  from   St.  John's Newfoundland.       It   will be known as  the Labrador and Newfoundland Exploration  Company,   and  there  are  11   persons  in   the  party, the leader  being  A.    White,   of Annapolis, N.S., who was for many years manager  of the Little Bay copper mine, in  Notre Dame  Bay,   Newfoundland.       They  propose to explore the country from Butte Harbor to   Cape  Mugford, a distance of about   700  miles,   and  to ascend the principal rivers,   such   as  Eagle  river, Sandwich Bay, and the Northwest river,  where Sir Donald Smith,   now   Lord   Strath-  cona, spent several years in the service  of the  Hudson's Bay Company.       It  is  not   known  that gold exists in any  quantities,   but   specimens  of ore have   been   brought   out   of  the  country which are regarded as very promisim  10-  The number of women entering the newspaper profession, and making their mark, shows  that certain classes of the work must be congenial to the gentler sex. Some years ago  women writers confined their attention to the  lighter phases of journalism, and figured as  contributors of short stories, fashion articles,  society topics and the like, but today the3'  appear in the advance guard, and are found  in the hard places as well as the soft. Some  of our well-known Canadian lady writers have THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  I made their way to  the .^Klondyke.' and   to the  seat of war, and are doing/excellent work and  I incurring' the risks aiid hardships of the position..    Miss   Florence  Shaw, representing the  London Times'/ is among the latest'���.newspaper;?  women heading for the frozen  north, and her  mission is to learn  the exact   truth  in  regard  to the country, as so many conflicting reports  hf"~ been received in  England concerning it.  A-^-6 Shaw  expects  to   be   absent   about four  months. "'.'��  Yet another issue of Canadian postage  stamps has appeared���the third within fi year  ���and none of them a decided improvement on  the familiar old stamps whose place they take.  In fact, the design of the last issue was most  unpopular, and objections were raised from all  sides. The Postoffice Department has listened  to these complaints and adopted some of the,  suggestions made to them.     The new   stamps  DO  display the numeral at the   bottom, by -which/  their value can be more readily distinguished.  They are also a shade���about half a millimetre  ���larger.    This, by allowing more open space  around the Queen's head, makes  it more distinct.     Otherwise, the stamps  are unchanged.  So far,-only "ones"   and   " twos "have been  issued.     Other denominations, will   appear as  the stock of'old   ones shall   have   become ex-  "hausted.     Nothing higher than the.'/ten " in  the   last   series   has   been or will be issued, of  the stock of higher denominations, as those in  use previous to the   Jubilee, series is sufficient  to last for some time to come.     A   new   three-  cent envelope stamp has also made its appearance.  One of those horrors which occasionally^  shock the world, and for the moment draw  attention from all other topics, occurred last  week, when the big passenger ship, La Bour-.  o-ogne went down in a collision, carrying with  her some 600 people. Lamentable as is the  accideut, the inhuman conduct of the crew  intensifies the calamity. As soon as the collision occurred, it appears the officers and  crew took to the boats, and, to gain possession, struck right and left, felling the passengers as soon as they appeared, and silencing  their shrieks for help with liberal blows. A  more disgraceful scene was never enacted on  sea or land. The British ship Cromartyshire,  the inadvertent cause of the trouble, stood  nobly by and rendered all the assistance  possible.  The way now seems clear for the meeting of  the commission at Quebec, towards the close  of the present month, to settle controversies  between Canada and the United States. In  commenting on the fact that the Senate had  restored the item relating to the commission, a  Washington correspondent s^ys : "The Senate's action created very strong adverse comment in all quarters here, and strong protests  were sent in from commercial bodies and  others interested. It is hoped that the Senate's action will not give the Canadians and  British the impression that the American  friendship is all 011 the surface and is ready to  be cast off as sooti as Great Britain's friend-;  ship ceases to be the power it is during ; the  present struggle with Spain." ������;'',  Recent reports make it appear that the outlook for the sheep-raising industry in Australia, owiugto the prolonged famishing drought,  has never been so gloomy., as now. Millions  of sheep have perished this season, and from  Western Australia, Victoria and' New South  Wales the reports are disheartening./ The  feed has been dry and dead so long and the  water has become so. nearly exhausted and so  poor that stock is being./ rapidly decimated.  Thousands of men are being employed in the  various districts cutting the houghs of the  apple, the oak and other trees for food for the  starving sheep, and in skinning the animals  that perish in the mud at the falling water-  holes..: ��� '���  ���  Many   great,   and   apparently   insurmountable,  difficulties  have   been   overcome of late  3'ears, b. it pernios the   greatest   of all; is  the  one at present ..or. >posed,: haying -".for' its object  the taking of a census-of the world./     It is the  intention to select a day in the year   1900, and  have   an   army   of  census-takers  start out on ���  that   particular   day  in   every  quarter of the  o-lobe and 'count   the   heid^   of   every person  upon whom the su n rises.     The reports are all  to   be sent ii   t)   ace ltral   establishment at  Berne, and-so   the   greatest, cans .is-taking  on  record will be completed by the   actual count-  ino- of the oeople of the--world.     Some say that  the scheme is nat possible of accomplishment,  but it will be done, aud no   effort   will be left  unmade and no   expense   sp  red   to   have the  returns   accurate.     To   guide   them   in    their  task, the census-takers will have theestimated  population made by John   Bartholomew, F.R.  C.S., of Edinburgh, who has figured out that,  in round numbers, the population of the world  is   1.440,650,000,   divided   as   follows:  Indo-  Germanic or Aryan,' 545.500,000;   Mongolian  or Turainian, 630,000,000 ;  Negro and Bantu,  150,000,000;  Hettentot   and   Bush,   150,000;  Malay and Polynesian, 35,000,000, and American Indian,   15,000,000.  To improve on this estimated population by  actual counting of the various races is the  work that the census-takers who start out  from Berne will have to do.  During   the  1' war ''  which   is   fortunately  drawing to a close, we have frequently noted  the gross exaggeration and utter unreliability  of the news supplied to the public. The San  Francisco Star, commenting on the same subject in a recent issue, says : "If we had government telegraph, as in Great Britain, connected with our postal service, the Star would  at once be issued daily, and give its readers  the facts concerning the war. Not one of our  1 o-reat dailies' does so. What we read to-  day is contradicted tomorrow. An ' extra  at 10 o'clock is followed by another ' extra '  at 11 o'clock denying the previous rumors and  publishing more 'rumors.' This or that  vessel is sunk in one issue, and it isn't sunk in  the next. By pursuing their present policy,  the newspapers will 'kill'the goose that laid  the golden egg.' / People won't buy them  because they can't believe them, and even  when a genuine battle does occur they will  mistrust, . the 'news.' To '-show up ' the  humbuggery and dishonesty of the press in  this regard, as well as for the information of  our readers,; we will next week, and every  week thereafter until ' the cruel war is over,'  ���publish the substance of all the so-called  'news 'as given day by day, which we believe  will not take one page of the Star, although in  a week at least thirty large pages are devoted  to it by each of the dailies of the city.  Firecrackers are not a very useful commod-  it3v and there are some who will say that they  possess no utility whatever. But there appears  to be a growing demand for the noisy little  things in this country, and that the Chinese  are fully equal to meet the demand. During  the past year, it is claimed, there were exported from China 26,705,933 pounds of firecrackers, valued by the Chinese imperial customs at i,993,oS2 haikwan taels, equaling, at  the average rate of exchange during that time.  $1,584,15 tin gold. The entire export was  from the province of Kwangtung. Of the  total shipments, over 24,000,000 pounds were  sent from the port of Kowleon, over 1,000,000  pounds were sent from Canton, and the  remainder from Lappa and Swatow. The  greater part of the shipments was sent to New  York by sailing vessel, a small quantity went  to England, and other countries took only  very inappreciable amounts.  " All progressive States are compelled to  borrow," says the British Columbia Review,  "for rarely can the needs of public works be  met without incurring debt, While the purse-  strings are properly held, and the revenues or  proceeds of loans administered with a due  regard to the future, criticism is disarmed ;  for whilst care is exercised there is no fear of  financial stress when the development of a  ^country pauses or times become adverse. The  needs of the country are so real that money is  an absolute necessity to give it the impetus it  requires." This contention is so clearly the  correct one that no progressive man can for a  moment doubt it. The progress of Britisii  Columbia and the credit of this province are  fortunately such that all the money needed for  development can be easily secured on the very  best terms. There is much to be done, but  there is the means of doing it.  It is now more clearly evident than ever  that Spain cannot hope to win from the United  States, so that the sooner negotiations for  peace are started the better. The proud Don  does not like to concede the point, but in the  cause of humanity the other powers ought to  step in and put a stop to the useless slaughter.  It is pleasing to note that Spain is in a humor  to sue for peace. Her struggle is a hopeless  one, and she can with honor come down off  her high perch just now.  imrvr m  i'ii��"  i.ii^^ivs^.rt.vr.i- 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WANTED���A   GOWN.  Janet had received an invitation to a luncheon at the Millionaire's Club, and, accustomed as she had been to the flesh pots' of  Eg3rpt, it delighted her soul to lea ve the meagre fare of Bohemia and revel among them  onje more. Two days after the invitation  came she made a very startling announcement  as she served my coffee.  " The Bible's a very  demoralizing book ! "  she said, calmly.  "Janet!''  "I'm afraid that's heresy, but it's so."  " What are  you driving at ? "   I demanded  sternly.  " Well, of course I don't mean it's all  demoralizing," she conceded, putting her  elbows on the table and her chin in her hands.  " It's only in spots. You remember the lilies  of the field who toil not nor spin, yet eclipsed  Solomon b3r the gorgeousness of their raiment.  Well, that stirs up envy and malice and all  uncharitableness in frail feminine nature,  Jackie. It truty does."  " What/io you mean ? "  " I'm n::>t7a lity, don't you see, so six da3rs  out of tlie' week I hustle to beat the house-,  cleaning. With it all I can't get raiment  enough of the simplest sort for necessao' purposes, letting alone there being any glo^ in  it. If "you think the thought of the Hies  doesn't make me want to sware, you don't  know! Then there's that text about taking  no heed for the morrow ; that's unpractical,  Jackie: and yon can't .deny.it."  [ dodged the point. "Does any mortal  kin.v what you are driving at ?" I inquired  hopelessly.  " Oaty a triviality, bat  trying,"    my   little  sister said resignedly.       " I   can't   go   to   the  Millionaires' Saturday, that's all."  " Buty^ou've accepted."  '���'Yes, because I took no heed for the morrow. IfT had, I'd known I couldn't go. I  haven't a gown except the skirt and jacket I  wear all the time, and they are not suitable."  " Do.yo.ii mean that you really haven't one  or just none that you want to wear ?  '��� There's no Flora McFlimsy in this,"  Janet said, with a grin. " It's a cold, hard  fact. Burglars burgled the flat successful^  last summer that th^ took ever3r grown I  possessed, as well as the furs. My wardrobe  this winter has consisted of one cloth gown  and charitable thoughts ��� neither of them very  warming���but the thing that unheld me  was that I didn't run in debt and buy more  clothes. Moments I fairly glowed with the  consciousness of virtue, but mostly m3r teeth  have chattered like castanets."  " I didn't realize it," I said thoughtfulty.  '' I didn't mean that you should." '' Coffee  all right?" Janet broke off. "But now that  the winter's over," she resumed, " I'd just as  soon speak of it. You had to get 3'ourself a  new outfit and couldn't help me, and yrou  have been awfull uncomfortable about it. I  noticed I've had just as good a time out of  life this winter in my own gown���until now."  she ended sadly.  " What's wrong with it now ?"  7l Nothing, except that it was   showing   the  result of a busy life, so last week I ripped it to  pieces, put it in the washtub and   made   it   up  wrong side out.     Had to   stay   in   doors   two  days while I did it.      It now lies to  godliness  in that it's clean, but rapping at the portals of  the Millionaires,' clad in plain   virtue,   would  not qualify me for admission.'  " Janet !''T said reprovingty.  " Oh I don't mean that  virtue  isn't  necessary, too,'' she  exclaimed   airily ;    ������' likewise  good clothes.      One I have, the other I   lack..:.  Oh, Jack !" She went off into a peal of laughter, though T saw tears in her   eyes. "Jack!"  she gasped, " isn'tit diliciously funny ? Isn't  it absurd to be asked to the Millionaires'    and  have to be taken sick the   next   moment   and  send regrets because   realty   you   haven' t   a  gown ?      Think of me being in a hole like that  and the days when I had a dozen  gowns !      I  think it's magnificentv     No one would really  believe it "     She wiped her eyes and went off  . into another peal.  " I think it's pathetic," I broke in. ',' I'm  strapped. Can't you wiggle out a gown  somewhat and go. i"  Janet shook her head reflectivety. She  had evidently given the matter thought.  "No, I sent home last week what extra  money I could,spare, and I will not borrow.  I'm disappointed, of course, for the luncheon  will be beautiful, and the old set is to be there,  but Fll be quite as happ\>r in the long rui if I  don't go, and Saturda^^ I'll wire Gertrude that  I'raill. Fifty 3*ears from now it will make  no difference."  " But we live in the present," I said dis-  contentedty.  " I've had a great laugh out of it," Janet  replied philosophically, and there was a twinkle in her e\res as she spoke.  "Audit is" something to be asked, you  know.       Hurr3r off.      Your late."  Janet clutched me by the arm when I came  home that night and pointed to a gown on the  floor.  " The day of miracles is returned. I take  back what I said about the Bible. Aunt  Susan sent it. It's three-quarters worn, and  it looks like the old bo3^, but it has possibilities, and I'm going to the luncheou.''  And she went. B3' the aid of a tissue  vaper puzzle, which she called a pattern, I  saw her evolve a pair of sleeves in a manner  that elicited my deep admiration, but more  than the sleeves, my masculine brain could  not follow. I only know that on intervening  she snipped and tried on and stitched and  evolved a smart whole that inspired respect  for her abilities. Then she cleaned her gloves,  retrimmed her old hat and on Saturday ar-  ra3'ed herself.  " You realty look fit," I said as she was  leaving. " I trust 3'our mind and appetite  are in excellent working order."  " There's nothing the matter with m3r appetite," she responded as she went through  the door, *' and I don't need my mind."  I cannot recollect ever to have heard a more  subtle summary of a woman's luncheon  OUR   CHARACTERS.  However dishonest a person may be and  however clever in concealing his characteri  says the Literary Digest, his face will throw  out a warning for those who know how to  interpret it. '' Either his round, smooth features or his oblique glance, eyebrows, eyes,  nose and mouth and pointed chin will reveal  him in his true colors." This sweeping staflb  ment may be called in question, but Mr.  Richard Dimsdale Stocker is very positive  that it is well founded, and in the Humanitarian he tells how the facial indexes to character may be read. If the face be divided by  two imaginary horizontal lines/that division  including the forehead and eyes indicates the  extent of intellectual Carjacity, that including0  the nose and cheek bones indicates will power,  that including cheeks, lips jaws and chin indicates the feelings. So much for the general  indications. Mr. Stocker then proceeds to  more specific information. First, as to the  forehead, the seat of the intellect :  "If the lower part of the forehead be the  fullest, so that it advances over the eyes, it  indicates that the observing powers and practical faculties are in the ascendancy. Should  the upper section be prominent or bulge forward, it shows that the reasoning powers and  theoretical side of the individual are strongly  represented, while if it be filled out in, the.  middle, the fullest in the centre, it then  denotes that the comparative faculties are in  evidence and that the person possessed of it  has the abilit3~ to classity, to arrange his ideas,  to criticise and reason b3' a.\ia.logy and recollect  what has taken place.  ; " Viewed full face : A wide forehead shows  a broader mind than does a narrow one, and a  high   forehead   indicates   more   intuition   and  altogether  loftier   characteristics than   a   low  one.  "A forehead greatly developed above, which  sinks in near the eyes, indicates an infantile,  crude personal^'."  Next as to e3^ebrovv3, the contour, position  and extent of which show the development of  the perceptive organs :  " Straight eyebrows show orderly habits, a  methodical turn of mind ; arched or pointed  ones, perception of color, taste in the arrangement of tints and the abilit\- to. match shades  and hues, while such as are set far apart from  each other show the capacity for judging of  sizes and proportions with a greater or less  amount of accuracy.  " If the eyebrows bend down in the middle  toward the eyes, so that the3^ appear indented,  as it were, they showT a nature that is disposed  neither to forgive nor forget, and that is resentful or apt to give ' tit for tat.'  According to the greater amount of space  between the ridge of the eyebrow at its otgur  terminus and the corner of the eye carr^De  accuratety determined the calculative powers  of a person.  "When the outline of the eyebrows is  straight, it indicates sincerity and frankness.  If. however, it should be oblique and the hairs  spring from the root of the nose, it shows  elusive and deceptive tendencies  m  j > THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  The e3^e, we are told, shows' by its fullness  and convexity the power of speech. The size  of the eye shows the degree of sentiment,  fancy, regard for the opposite sex. The distance between the eyes indicates of remembering forms and outlines.     The color   indicates  the temperament, but on this point we get no  particulars.  No other feature is so pregnant with meaning as the nose. The mere size counts for  little, but its height above the cheeks unerringly indicates mental capacity and elevation  of( character. A pug or snub nose indicates  either immaturity^ or ai rested development; a  Roman arch; love of power; a Grecian  straight iiose, refinement, artistic taste, love of  peace ; the turn up means vivacity and cheerfulness : the drooping down nose, prudence,  reflection and usually melancholy ; the hooked  or beak like nose, love of gain.  The lips are the true signs of passion and  appetite. The upper lip, according to its fullness and redness, shows the extent of the  social attributes and the lower the domestic  traits.   .  " Thick lips denote sensuality^ and love of  the good things of life ; thin Ones, oppositely,  indicate a want of vitality and but little  capacity either tor enjoyment or affording  pleasure to others. The 'happy medium'���  /the proper mean '���is the best.^such lips indicating a full share of the milk of" human kindness and a loving, sympathetic, feeling nature.  " Upturned lips indicate a witty, mirthful  nature, but such as descend at the angles of  the mouth denote a gloonu*, unhopeful temperament.  14 When the space from the nose to the  opening of the mouth���i. e., that part of the  face which is often spoken of c,as the * upper  lip'���is long, stiff and full, it shows self-reliance and confidence in one's own opinions and  ideas���pride.  " If this portion of the face is short and concave when looked at in profile so that the  upper lip rises and exposes the teeth to view,  the exact opposite state of affairs exists���viz.,  love of commendation and the desire to be well  thought of by others���vanity." .  A chin projecting downward and forward  indicates firmness, a short and retreating chin  shows instability, a narrow chin shows an unscrupulous, cunning nature, a wide chin a  well-developed sense of honor and duty.  FAIR    PLAY.  To the Editor op The Economist.  Sir : Might I suggest that the officers of  the law in this city of Nelson do not show that  impartiality which might reasonably be expected from them. I was arrested and fined  $12.25 for giving a man my opinion of him in  language that was forcible, I confess, but compared with the language used by Mayor Houston on several occasions on Saturday, it was  altogether inoffensive. Yet the rnayor was  not arrested or fined. I say he ought to have  been.  Wm.  Herring.  Cameras,   kodaks   and  photographic   supplies at Thomson  Stationery Co., Ltd.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's AiiiTEY, July ii.  Deer Tim���-The elexions I was telling ye  about is all over, an' our man lost be a baker's  dozen, an' the other chap didn't win be a  hundred as his frends were saying he would.  It was a neck an' neck race all through until  coming in at the home stretch. But the gov-  ernmint is sustained, Tim, and the country is  safe for another whoile.  We're having the dog  da3's  now,   wid   the  wether as hot as we can well stand it, an' wid  the heat ov the elexion  an'   the heat  ov   the  wether 'tis purty hot I tell ye.   But we'll have  to cool down, Tim.      We're   wishing we/was  up in the Klondyke now, for a whoile at laist.  An' talking ov the dog days, Billy Herring  had some of his dogs poisoned the other day,  an' if he can only ������'lay. ho wit ov   the   poisoner  he'll give him ail sorts  ov   strick-nine,   eight  ov thim that can be seen an' the  ninth   where  the chicken   got   the  ax.       Billy's dogs   are  pups, Tim, an' he has thirteen  ov thim.     The  other day he was  taking the   nuckle   out   ov  their tails, an'  evir  since   then   what's   called  ox tail soup isn't much looked for in the aiting  houses.      Nuckies  in  a bowl ov ox tail is as  scarce as oysters in a stew, an'   that's not saying much for eiiher.  An' talking ov aiting houses, Tim, the  Japs are getting in wid thim now;, an' we'll be  having the Chinese next I sappos, for John is  getting into the kitchens,.an' wonst a Chinaman gets in liis que he'll get in a few others  along wid him. Ye nevir seen a haithen  Chinee, Tim, an' ye don't want to see one  naither. They're mostly washerwomen here,  an' be a look at there clothes lines 'tis the  ladies ov the town that supports thim most.  Tisu't overclothing aither, but the other soort  that John does most in.  And   talking    ov   the   Chinese,    the   owld  Chinaman's log cabin that used   to  be  at   the  ind ov the ball-ground part ov   the   park, was  found to be on  the   roadway   an'   was   nockt  down.      An' that remoinds  me,   Tim,   that it  was there a couple of years ago the most pecu-  liarist litter ov pigs was born.       Won ov thim  had only won e3^e in the middle   ov   his   head,  an none ov thim   had  any   tails.       The   chap  wid the won eye was presaryed in a   bottle for  a long toime, but all the others died  an'   were  convarted into pork chops for the haithens.  The lake is falling eviry day now, Tim, an'  we'll be hauing it so low very soon that all  the owld cans an' pots '11 be exposed to the  sun an' the vue. There's a whole lot ov  squatters along the banks these toimes, an'  what they throws out ov their windeys is all  on the beech, just kovered be the water.  Great TI be the unkovering thereof.  We're towld be the city engineer that when  the powder magazine explodes there won't be  a whole pain ov glass left in the town, but he  dosen't say that any ov us '11 be kilt. Ever  since then I'm sleeping wid me toes to the  windey an' me hed under kover, but I'd just  as soon be in a town where there wouldn't be  a powder magazine whin the explosion is  going on.      I'd rather heer the report from a  distance, even if "I had to wait for a letter from  won ov the survivors. Reports such as these  read better than they sound even if ye have to  wait a whoile.  The melisha didn't get their nue uniforms  yet, Tim, but I'm cowld that its to be brown  wid a good siripe, though meself nor the chiel  of polise didn't agree wid the major gineral on  the point. Wre wanted blue an' goold for the  men an' goold an' blue for the officers. But  wait till the bo3's gets there nue uniforms an'  I'll be telling ye all about it. There own  clothes is too hot for thim this wether.  They may talk as they plai.se  About standing at aise  ,    An' going right about face  And then left about face,  But it loozes its charm  When the weather's too warm,  As is often the ease c-  Iii this mountainous place.  They may tell ye foine stories  Ov war an' its glories,  An'drilling galore,  Wid marching asthore,  But twixt preaching an' practice  ���1 he matter-ov fact is  It makes a chap sore  Does bur beautiful corps.  Ice cream, Tim, wasn't our  favorite   bever-  idge in owld Ireland���cream widout the ice or  something else widout the craim used to do us  all roight, an' we live as long as anybody else  an' d3^e as happ3'.    < Whin   we used to have a  soshal tisu't ice'craim we'd   have : the idea 'd  be too cowld for us.       When   yer  skating  on  ice 3'e may leel in a soshal mood,   but  when it  comes   to swallering   the   stuff   disguized   as  craim,   there's   no   soshalabilitiness about it.  Larry Mulligan came home from Spokane the  other day an' was telling meeself about an ice  craim soshal he was at there.       He   was just  recovering from the after-effects ov  it  hisself,  but Was complaining  ov   a   bad   selection   ov  -  cramps insoide ov his vest.      He   was telling  meself that 62 people was poisoned  be  taking  the stuff, an' that a  more unsoshal   lot   there  never was in   the state  ov   Washington   after  the soshal was over.     They were all suffering  from  the  same   complaint   as   Mulligan,   but  more.       There was more   ice than   craim   in  Mulligan,    an'  that's   where   Larry   got   the  best ov thim.      He was  Mulliganized an'  re-  frigorized, he gives in, but the   rest   ov   thim  was   ice-craimatized.       An'  the   doctors   was  puzzled, too, Mulligan tells me,   for ice craim  poison was a new disaise to thim.     They tried  all   soorts   ov   emetics or  throw-em-ups,   but  the ice or the craim wouldn't be upset.    When  the pashunts took boiling water it  melted  the  ice but it  curded   the  craim,   an'   when   the3'  took something to settle the craim it wouldn't  work on the ice.     Anyway, Mulligan tells me  they all got over it be degrees an' that they're  not loikety to be attacked agin  unless   they're  asked to another ice-craim soshal.  An' talking ov soshals, Tim, meself went to  won the other noight that they called a shingle  soshal. Meself thought it was a mistake, an'  that they meant to say single. Now anybody  that 'd propose to give a shingle party- in our  country 'd be towld that he had a tyle loose,  but here ye get a cup ov ta3^ on a shingle wid  a pocket handkerchief over it an' a bit ov cake  an' yer at a shingle soshal.  Larry  Finn.  "!������ ������^...^.���^���'���wwT.'^n  '|wy ���g"gq'"igfiW'  !&**S��^J!��s^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A    DARING V VENTURE.  A Washington dispatch reads : "The navy  department has been1 informed that a Spanish  privateer carrying five guns is hovering off  the coast of British Columbia, according to  last accounts between Queen Charlotte Sound  and Dixon's entrance. Prompt instructions  have been sent the coast."  :   U. S. Cnsul 3 nih, at Victo ia,  h s somewhat confirmed   the   news,   and   the   strange  craft is said to be after  the  gold   which   will  come out bf the Klondyke.     According to the  Times, Consul Smith received his  first  information    from   A.  H.   B.   Macgowan,   a well  known   steamboat   man,   whose   company   is  operating the steamer Alpha,   which   arrived  from Halifax on Monday.     Mr. Macgowan, it  seems,   had  engaged a   Vancouver   pilot,   by  name Westerly,  who   is   well   known   among  sealing men,-to meet the Alpha on  her arrival  here   and  pilot   her   to   Vancouver.       Seeing  Westerly on the streets of Vancouver after the  arrival of the Alpha at   Victoria,   Macgowan  asked him why he had not come down for her.  In reply Westerly said '' he had a better thing  in hand," and proceeded to tell the following  startling story :  Iu company with another pilot, whose name  he would not give, he had been engaged to  act as pilot on a Spanish privateer, which was  hidden in one o f the inlets of Queen C h arlofte  sound or Dixie entrance. . The pilots were to  be taken up to her on a tug by an agent who  alone was aware of the whereabouts of the  privateer. The pilots were to pilot the steamer  wherever her master wished to go, and for  their services they were to receive $8,000 for  two months' work, each man being on duty^  12 hours each day.  Captain Westerly- objected to going on tl e  privateer at first, he said, but agreed on being  told that it was-not the intention of the legalized pirates to kill any of those on the vessels  falling into their hands. Yhey would, the  agent said, plunder the vessels of their treasure and burn them after  making prisoners of  their passengers and crews. He was further  induced to start for the hiddiug place of the  pilot 03' being promised 25 per cent, cf his pay  in advance, but notwithstanding the inducements offered he ultimatety backed out, and is  continuing to act, as heretofore, in more peaceable pilotage ventures.  Captain Westerty refuses to give the names  of those who made arrangements with him.  but Consul Smith had every reason to believe  from information received that it is a man  whose name is well known in Vancouver  mercantile circles.  WEDDINGS    OF   AFGAN.  Just as every tribe in Afghanistan has its  different forms of internal government and its  different modes of living, so has each its own  peculiar marriage customs, though the actual  essentials of the marriage eeremoi^, being  founded on the Mohammedan law, are in every  case the same, and are of the simplest nature.  All that is necessary to constitute marriage is  that either herself or by pro:iy '< girl should,  before two witnesses, declare her willingness  to accept a certain man as  her   husband,   and  that the man should do the same with regard  to the girl. The customs connected with the  marriage are, however, many and wearisome,  generally occupying three whole days and the  part of the nights, too ; for Easterns, when  they are going through any ceremoi^, religious or social, turn night into day more  markedly even than we do in the west.  In one tribe, at least, there is a decided  remnant of the ancient marriage by capture,  in others there is less, the girl merely affecting  unwillingness, until asked for the seventh  time whether she will accept the young man  to whorn she has perhaps been engaged for  years and whom it would be the greatest disgrace for her not to marry. In one tribe she  is supposed three times during the ceremony  to be overcome with a passion of weeping,  from which slie is only pacified by", the-loving.  S3rmpathy of her mother and other female relations, who, though they have taken the  greatest trouble and spent as much a's, sometimes more than they could afford over the  match, wail and lament the comiug departure  of a daughter or sister, whom they are only  too glad to have settled for life.  NORTHERN   NOTES,  A    BRUGE   COUNTY   BALLAD.  Old Tonald wiss a Hielanman,  From Ileach in Argyle;  She'll wiss a Presbyterian man  Of goot old Hielan style, 7  She'll gone out ta ta, bush one tay,  Ta ponueton ta head,  Ta old pack bottle in ta pouch���  Tagoot cheese and ta pread.  Ta old dog, Sawny, she'll go to���  Ta Saxons calls him A lick-���  Ta dog, she'll only haf one fault,  She'll no could spoke ta Gaelic,  Ta tail wiss just tree inches long,  Fa hair wissTong an' tawny���  There'll pe no dog in all Povvmore  Who'll not pe pet by Sawny.  Now Tonald, she'll chop all ta day;  Ta dog, she'll no pe still;  She'll chase ta squirrell up ta tree,  Ta hedgehog up ta hill,  She'll scrape ta ground around ta stumps  An' tuzzlewith tabee;  But when ta tinner hour came round  She'll let ta peasties pe.  Tonald she'll pe a godly man;  She'll no pegin  to fare,  Pefore she pless ta vittles with,  A goot big Gaelic prayer,  She'll pless ta pread, she'll piess ta cheese  She'll pless ta heather-dew;  She'll pless ta godly in ta world,  And pless ta heathen, too.  She'll tell ta Lord of her nainsel,  An' all ta latest newss;  An' how ta godly folk'11 pe  In all ta County Pruce;  How Tougall Sinclair's lost a coo,  How Sandy's horse is tead;  She'll pray for grace for all ta poor,  For all tae hungry pread.  She'll told ta Lord how Angus lied,  How pig John Douglass swore:  She'll pless ta preat, she'll pless ta cheese  A hundred times or more.  She'll pray for plessing on all men,  For grace for saint an' sinner:  An' when she'll open up ta eyes���  Ta dog, she'll have ta dinner.  Tonald she'll was a godly man,  An' elder in ta Kirk,  But in ta pest of godly hearts  Ta godless passions work,  She'll swore a good long Gaelic swore;  Ta dog wiss far away���  She'll only have a heather-dew  For dinner all ta day.  She'll ta ax up in ta hand.  To chop ta trees again,  She'll think of all ta ills tat come  Upon ta godly men,  She'll know that when temptations come,  They'll work ta good away;  But next time when she'll say ta grace  She'll watch as well as pray.  Writing to a friend from Lake Bennett, the  Rev. Mr. Young, of Tracadie, N. B., says  that the dangers of the trails have been greatly,  exaggerated���that there is nothing that ah  ordinary* healthy man could not go through in  perfect saiety, but with a lot of hard work.  The reverend gentleman adds: "And now  that I have been through the mill myself I  have formed the opinion that not only Ogilvie,  but both the Canadian and American press  have grossly exaggerated the hardships of the  trip and of the country both, and I hope their  reports of the wealth of the country are not  equally exaggerated.  Mr    Young  says   there   are   a   number   of  " greenhorns " trying to   make   their wa3^ to  the goldfields, and continues :   *' Some of them  ���in fact the   great maj ority   of them���never  saw a boat before they came out hereV and, by  the way, they do not see many  here, for there  are to be seen on these   shores   hundreds and  hundreds of sarcophagi���things ' fearfully and  : wonderfulty   made,'   creations   of  marvellous  construction���and all these  yclept boats.     Ye  gods !    To give you an idea of the number of  these so-called   boats  and   scows   around this  lake (the government is having them all numbered  and   registered):    Capt.    Gallant,   who  registered   his  yesterday   morning,   was   No.  1,139, and  he informed   us   that   150   people  were lined up to the custom office door waiting  to get their   boats   numbered.     They have to  form in  line and e-ich wait  his   turn.     People  have to wait hours before those ahead of them  get through, aud they have to just stand there  patiently, for if theyr leave   their   places some  one else steps in and they   have to commence  again at ihe back of the row.     The same custom prevails when a mail comes   to   the post-  office.    So 3^esterda3^ morning there were 1,139  boats registered and all  these people waiting,  and it is estimated that   not   many   over   half  have registered so far.     Bennett Town and its  immediate   vicing   is   estimated   to   contain  about   8,000   inhabitants,   all,   or  nearly   all,  waiting for the ice to clear out of their w^y to  go to the goldfields.     I suppose in two weeks  there   will   not   be  50   people where there are  now 8,000.     I told you about the weather and  the snow being off.     The   funny   part of this  place is the length of the days.     It is daylight  at   2.30   a.-m.. and   the people work until 10  o'clock p. m. and sometimes a little later before  it gets dusk.     We have just about 20 hours of  daydight, and the  remaining  four   hours  are  anything but dark.     It appears to me  like 20  hours daylight and 4 hours  twilight.     It is a  queer country, and nobody is in  love with it,  I assure you.     Small flies and very large mosquitoes put in an appearance a couple of days  ago, and, of course, are still tarrying with us.  I expect they will continue   to   favor   us with  their attention until September."  Hugh Gold, an employe at the Silver King  mine, who nied last week of pneumonia, was  interred on Sunday, Rev. R. Frew officiating.  Deceased was 42 years of age and a native of  Lloyrdtown, Ont. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL NEWS.  J. C Rykert and wife, of Ry7kerts, are at  the Phair.  Marine Inspector Thomson is up from Victoria on an official trip.  Provincial Constable Forrester, of Kusko-  nook, has been transferred to Brooklyn.  The Oppositionists of Nelson were celebiat-  ing victory last night with the assistance, of a  brass band.  The new town  of  Brooklyn is promised an  electric light and water plant.    The Brooklyn  Light & Water Co.  have   started   business in  '���.. 'earnest. ' - ���;��� ������      .'.'  Arrangements are being made by the members of the R. C. church for the erection  of a  ."   new and more commodious edifice.  New regulations concerning the raising of  cattle on Dominion lands in British Goliimbia  have been adopted and published in the  Gazette.  Lieut. W. J. Twiss, of the Kaslo Rifles, has  received orders from Lieut.-Col. Peters to  i lvestigate with reference to establishing an  armory at Kaslo.  An enjoyable minstrel entertainment was  given in the Hume Hotel last night, in aid of  the Church of England building fund. The  performers were the Doves and Ravens.  In the absence of Ma3'or Houston there was  no meeting of the city council on Monday  afternoon. The    aldermen     present    were  Teetzel, Hillyer, Malone and Madden.  One of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd  from New Westminster. is in town raising  funds towards the support of the orphanage  conducted by the order, and is meeting with  liberal support. The orphanage is a very  worthy  institution.  The Orangemen of Nelson attended service  at the Presby7terian church on Sunday, when  an appropriate sermon was preached by the  pastor, Rev. R. Frew, in which the liberties  secured by7 the famous Battle of the Boyne  were forcibly7 commented on.  A stranger fell off the city wharf on Monday, and was rescued bv one of the hands at  Gray's mill. A thorough wetting was the  only injury he sustained, and it is doubtful if  the cold bath should be counted an injury, as  the day was excessively warm.  The Kaslo Morning News is no more. In  its last edition it was explained that the war  between Spain and the United States being  practically7 over, there was no absolute need  for a daily newspaper in Kaslo. The British  Columbia News, or weekly edition of the  defunct daily, will be published as usual.  The C. P. R. have issued a general circular  setting forth the banks which have arranged  to cash checks issued by the company's paymasters along its lines. Merchants and others  can safety take these cheques from employes  on the same terms as the banks, and the circular asks that " those doing business along the  line will aid the company in facilitating the  negotiation of these cheques."  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The may7or turned up on Tuesday and the  city council held a meeting. Aldermen Hillyer, Teetzel, Madden and Malone were present.  7  City Engineer McCulloch handed in a report re sewerage extension.  W. P. Robinson wrote complaining that the  order for the removal of squatters^ from street  lines had not been fully complied with.  It yvas decided to thoroughly enforce the  order. ."'  A letter was read from A. W. Ross, secretary Fire Underwriters Association, recom-  mending a fire alarm system, preferably the  Gamewell eight-box system ; that a chemical  engine be added toethe equipment : that the  chief of the fire department devote his undivided attention to the duties of that office ;  that the main leading from the reservoir be  placed on permanent supports, and other  minor recommendations.  The letter was filed as was also a communication from the Board of Trade  endorsing it.  The chief of the fire department reported as  to the stock on hand, and recommended that  two hydrants be placed on Victoria street, and  a fire station established in Addition A.  On the latter point an offer from the owners  of the property7 was received, offering  to deed .  one lot for a fire station.  The  mayor and   chief   were   authorized  to  select the site.  A letter was received from Judge Forin setting forth that the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen would visit Nelson ,on the 20th instant,  and suggesting that arrangements be made,for  the reception of their excellencies.  The mayor undertook to call a public meeting to arrange for the reception.  C. S. Drummond wrote on behalf of the  British Electric Traction Co., apptying for a  franchise to operate an electric railway7 S3rstem  in Nelson. He suggested a thirty years'  franchise.  The city clerk was instructed to notify' Mr.  Drummond that a franchise will be given as  soon as satisfactory terms are agreed upon.  The  city engineer   was   called   upon   for  a   I  report as to the cost  of excavating   for water  drains byr day labor and contract respectively :  and some routine business   having   been gone  through, the board adjourned.  The provincial elections have been a surprise to both parties. The sanguine expectations of the Government party have not been  sustained, nor have the hopes of the Opposition been realized. As far as can be ascertained the figures stand : Opposition, 19 ;  Government, 17, with Cassiar yet to be heard  from. It will thus be seen that neither party7  has a working majority, and the natural consequence will be another appeal to the people  at an early date, when, with better organization on both sides, public sentiment can be  fairly7 tested. Kootenay sends four Oppositionists, one Government supporter (Co).  Baker) and an Independent (Mr. Neilson).  The figures were very close indeed in most  cases.  THE    OFFICIAL   COUNT.  An official count of the votes recorded at  the different polling stations in the Nelson  riding was conducted yesterday morning in  the courthouse, by W. J. Goepel, returning  officer, in the presence of the candidates and  their agents.     The figures are as follows :  Hume Farwell  Nelson    269 217  Ymir      26 35  Silver King        7 13  Erie        3 7  Waneta        o 4  Waterloo          1 2  Hall's Siding         1 4  Procter's Landing        1 4  Kuskonook        8 17  Goat River        6 2  Rykert's      10 12  Total .'.    332 317  The spoiled ballots were : For Farwell, 1 at  Ymir, 1 at Waneta, 1 at R37kerts and 2 at  Nelson. For Hume, S at Nelson and i,at the  Silver King mine.  The big C. P. R. scow was towed down the  lake on Monday to be again loaded with lumber for railway construction.  J. B. Griffin has been appointed general  agent for the province for the R. G. Dun &  Co. Mercantile Agency.  Tenders were opened at Trail yesterday7 for  making the line of railway7 between that town  and Rossland a standard guage system. The  work will commence at once.  The   council   for   the   district   of   Yukonj  authorized by an act of last"  session,   has been  appointed as follows : Commissioner of Yukon,  William Ogilvie ;  members of  council, Judge  McGuire, F. C   Wade, Lieut.-Col.   Steele and  Joseph E. Girouard,  M.P.P.   for  Arthabaska.  Girouard will also be registrar of land in place  of Wade, who will act as legal adviser   to the  council, and whose time will be fully occupied  with his other duties   as   crown   attorney7 and  clerk of court.     Major Walsh will come out at  his own request as soon as   relieved   by   Ogilvie.     When he went in last October, as stated  at the time, he only7 went for a year   or   so, as  he   could   not   neglect   his   large   business at  Ottawa for a longer period      Mr.   Ogilvie will  leave    next    week,   il   possible,   for   Dawson,  together with Mr. Girouard and other officials  who are going up.  Being overstocked with sponges we  are offering them at greatly  rices  The3r are of the finest quality and  are a bargain at the prices asked.  Call and see them at  Vanstones' Drug Store  Opposite Queen's hotel  KBRKfflmtmffE  wmiujftwuafiiwu^iMBMHtti wawaiiHaiAa^u^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  No woman with any7 regard for  her digestion will drink tea at an  afternoon reception unless she  arrives just after the samovar has  been lighted and sees the teamaker  put the fragrant herb in the pot.  When tea is left standing for hours,  as is usually the case at an afternoon at home it becomes tannic acid  pureand simple and is almost as  effective in wearing away the coating of the stomach as any other  corrosive poison. For promoting  indigestion and gastric disturbances  tea that has cooked for a whole  afternoon is quite unexcelled by7  even bakers' pies or hot biscuits.  she does not hesitate to call her to  bring her a tape measure or something that she needs for her sewing.  She expects personal waiting upon  in addition to all the work of her  house. We cannot expect servants  to be reasonable when so much that  is unreasonable is demanded of  of them."  The following remedy is said to  be the best known : At the first  indication of diphtheria in the  throat of a child make the room  close. Then take a tin cup and  pour into a'-quantity of tar and turpentine, equal parts. Then hold  the cup over a fire so as to fill the  room with fumes. The little  patient, on inhailing the fumes,  will cough up and spit out all the  membraneous matter, and the diphtheria will pass off.  Open a tin of   peaches,   apricots,  cherries or any other fruit���^for   all  fruit  is aciduous���let it   stand   for  some time, and the fruit   acids   and  the tin are ready to do   their   work  of poisoning.       A   chemical   knowledge that tells just    how   the   dangerous    compound    is    created     is  unnecessary to an avoidance of  the  peril.      The rule to follow is   never  to make lemonade  or   other  acidulated drinks in a  tin   receptacle   or  allow them to stand in such   a   vessel, and in the case of tinned   fruits  or fish immediately   upon   openin��r  the tin turn the contents   out   upon  an earthenware plate or into a   dish  that  is    made    of   earthenware   or  glass.        Fruits     in   ^   hermetically  sealed tins,   if  properly    prepared,  germinate no   poison.   As   soon    as  opened the action of the acid on the  tin, with the aid of the atmosphere,  begins,   and   in   a   short   time   the  result   is   a   deadly7   poison.      This  brief treatment    of    the    question  should   be   remembered   by7   everyone and its instructions followed.  Much is talked   nowdayrs   of the  gcod   of  the   various  disinfectants  that science   has   brought  forward  in the last few yrears.      In straining  after new ideas we are apt   to   overlook many good and   simple  remedies.      Fresh cold  water is   powerful absorbent of gases : therefore It  should be greatly used in   sickroom  or in one which cannot be   frequently  ventilated.      A bowl  of    cold  water kept in     such    a    room   and  changed daity is of great assistance  in    purifying    the    air.      This     of  course shows that water which   has  stood in a close apartment   is   thoroughly unfit for drinking purposes.  A bowl   of  water,   changed   daily,  p1aced under a patient's   bed,   is   a  ereat preventive of  bed   sores   and  also  keeps   the   patient   in    better  health generally.     A vessel of cold  water placed   near   the   head   of a  restless sleeper will give quiet  and  relief  And see what you require in our line, and before purchas7  ing elsewhere call and examine our stock and get prices  A full stock and great variety to select from. Our goods  are the very best to be had. _ Teas and coffee a specialty  Goods Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  Morrison & Caldwell  G-.   O  /"-���  Z^  nERCHANT  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  TAILOR  " The more I look into  the   subject of household science," said the  woman who is making   the   subject  a stud>T, " the more I see   the   need  of educating the   mistresses.      The  amount of work they7 expect from a  single   servant   is     marvelous.       I  know one woman who has   a   large  family   and   one   servant,   and   she  does not expect to   do   any  of  the  work of the   house   herself.      She  does not even make her own   beds.  To be sure,   they7   are   only7   pulled  open, the clothes thrown   over   the  foot and   then   pulled   back   again,  but the one maid has to do it.   And  I have known her to  call   this   one i  girl from her general housework to  bring her a glass of water   upstairs  and take the glass down again, and  In New Zeland women have   the  right to  vote   for   members   of the  legislature.      The   law    extending  -uffrage to them went  into effect in  1893.   The    population    of   Christ-  church (census of 1891) was 31,454.  The first   election   under   the   new  law was held  in   November,    1893.  Number of men   who voted, 6.313 ;  number of women who voted 5,989.  These figures ought to   prove   that  women are not as indifferent   about  politics as some people believe.    In  New Zeland, as a whole,   the   estimated adult female population  was  I39��9I5 I of these 109,461   qualified  and registered their names   on   the  rolls-���78.23 per cent of the   whole.  Of these 90,290  went  to   the   polls  and voted.      Do men ever turn  out  better   thnn     that.       Here     is     a  remark to the   other   sex's    credit,  taken from the official report :    "A  feature of the election was the orderliness and sobriety7   of the   people.  Women were in no way molested."  In   the    New     Zeland   law   occurs  this :      "The word person   where-  ever it occurs throughout   this   act  includes women." By that enlargement of the word the   matron   with  the   garnered   wisdom   and   experience of 50 years becomes    at   once  the political equal of her son of 21.  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made  Latest Styles.  n  the  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds  and Worsted,  and West of  Spring wear.  Suitings........  England   Trouserings,   Suitable   for  A  special feature of Fancy Worsted  Baker St���, Nelson, B, C.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elson Blacksmith Co.  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  VANCOUVER and WELSOI  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  TO THE PUBLIC  Having purchased the interest of W. H. Graham  in the business knoivn as " The Kelson Shoe Store,"  I beg to inform the citizens of JVelson that I will  earry the largest and best seleeted stock of boots  and, shoes in this district.  Mail orders promptly attended to.  S. NBBLANDS  " NELSON SHOE STORE."  **A#.*a*^.!Sto.^.:��^^^^ THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  SPARE MOMENTS.  Mrs. Henpeck���My love, the  doctor tells .me that I must go to a  warmer climate. Mr. Henpeck  -���Well, my7,dear, I'm sure I am  always wishing that you would.,  Jack���I hear '������. that she speaks  every7 known language. Charlie  ���Must be a mistake. Last night  I asked her to give me a plain  English "yes" and she said she  couldn't.  In Liverpool last week there was  an alarm of fire in, a. theater.  The first intimation received at the  office was given by a man .who, all  breathless and tattered, .landed  with a bound in front of the payv  box    shouting :     '7Theater's  afire.  believe you could have, papa;"  Arid a mystified look in �� red took  possession of7her beautiful countenance.'- V '";':���������/ /���'��� /' / ;:  -',l' Antimonopolists ! '' echoed Farmer Corntossel, who had been approached by an agitator. " 'Course  we are"! " ������ " But are you sure you  carry your principles far enough ? '"  " We couldn't carry ''era no furder.  Folks around here won't even play  checkers'any7 more for fear ,0' cor-  nerin' somethin."  Gerald (aged 4)���" Gwendolen  Green is just 3 years old today7."  His Mother���"How do you know  that ? '���' . ,." I called to see her.;'  '' And did you. find her at home?''  " No. She said she Was only receiving on Mondays. "7;  Clady7S (reading the news of the  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  S  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  ROSSLAND  SANDON  BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  ^Gimmeme'money back !  '���'������*��� 'Do you think their engagement | first   battle) ���"Every man   on the  really    means    anything?''     "She  says it   means   more   tandem   rides  and.ice cream than the last one she  managed or it will be broken off.''  "Yer a two faced thing.    Thnt's  . wotyerare."       '-' Yer ain't.      Cos  if yer wos yer'd   leave   that one   at  . 'ome,",/': -v. ~. .V  He���There is always something  nonsensical about a pretty woman.  She���Yes ; it's a man.  Boy���Mr. Smitters wants to know  if you'll lend him an umbrella. He  says you know him. '' You-' may  say that I know him.' He will  probably understand why you didn't  bring the umbrella."  " No," said her father sternly.  "I do not like the y7oung man. I  have not liked him since I heard  him singing the other night."  " But yrou surely -cannot be prejudiced against him because of his  music." "It wasn't the music:  It was   the   words.      The   way   he  Hercules was engaged, and"���-  Myrtle���"Oh, -Gladys, I wonder  how they7 found out about Fred and  me? He must have told it himself".    ���-.���  Handel Ban ��� "Tyre has the  most,, aggravated case of bicycle  face I ever saw.'' 7 Wheeler���  "Since when ? He was all right  the last time I saw him." Handel  Barr���" I don't , know how long,  but yesterday he had the face to try  to borrow my bicy^cle for a four  days' trip into the country."  ���'l* See here, I only7got. one piece  of meat in my order today. I always get two. "Head Waiter���  "That's so. Guess the cook must  have forge tten to cut the piece in  two."  "You"re cutting a pretty wide  swath," said the rake. "Yes,"  responded the scythe, with a sigh,  " but it gees against the grain."  Everett Wrest-���" Do y7ou know,  Are alwaj'S in demand, when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable    prices. We    always    carry7   a fine selection  of  HA, Jl S *n a^ t^Le newest shades and styles, and by  the best makers, at prices which defy7 competition ; also Neckwear, embracing the very latest novelties. The place to secure  everything in the gent's furnishing line is at  WALLEY'S  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Agents for Kennedy & Douglas, Merchant Tailors, Toronto, and  Tolton it McKay, Fine Custom Sliirt .Makers, Hamilton  erator:  sang about standing on  the   bridge  the doctors say   the American  peo-  Lightning Ice Cream  Freezers.        Pails   made   of  best  Virginia  White  Cedar, with Electric Welded wire hoops.  at midnight filled me with such  desire to take him by the heels and  heave him over the railing that ic  made me positively nervous.''  "You're a splendid actress,"  said the manager encouragingly,  "but I must   confess   that   in   that  big emotional scene you don't quite  fulfill qur expectations. Realism  is what we want. Couldn't you  manage to shed a few genuine  tears?" "Well," she answered,  " I never made a specialt}* of genuine tears, but I'll try. When I  come to that scene tonight, I'll  think of that back salary you owe  me."  "What, want to leave today,  Jane, and you only came yesterday ?" " Well, yes'm. You see  y7ou're the thirteenth missus I've  'ad this y7ear, and you're unlucky."  "Why, then did you come?"  " 'Cause I 'ad to 'ave a thirteenth,  and I thought I'd get it over. I  leaves ternight, mum."  Milk Dealer (who has been fined  $100 for selling adulterated milk, to  his wife)���" We must put. in more  water now, old woman, so as to  get our $100 back. "  Father���"Did I hear that y7oung  man   kiss  you  in   the   parlor   last  " I   don't I Josephine Street  pie is gradually killing themselves  off with overwork ? " Dismal Dawson���" Yes, an' it sometimes worries me to think what's to become  of us when they7 ain't nobody left  but us."  The scorcher who thinks of nothing but his bicycle caught' a cold  which left him with a very sore  throat. He decided to see a physician. "Well," said the doctor,  cheerilv, "what seems to be the  matter?" " I can't say exactly,"  was the reply in a heavy whisper,  " but it feels and sounds as if I had  a puncture in my inner tube."  She���"I think that Mr. Lyre  must be a divorced man." He���  "Why so?" She���" He told me  three or four years ago that he was  wedded to the truth."  Puritan WiekSess Oil Stoves  will yrou roast over a hot cooking stove during  this warm weather when we can supply you  with a coal oil stove which will save your temper as well as  your pocket?     You can do anything with them.  Wre h-'-ve also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  Tinsrnlthin  fcj> B  AND  oors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Finings.  evening ?  5 >  Daughter-  Nelson.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  9 ielson9  �������!W���MHg��^^ IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ;-���*  PERSONAL.  A. H. Ellis,   Ingersoll,   is at the  Hume. ���:,;���:���������, '    ��� ��� '���.  t.:  J. B. MacLaren, Vancouver, is at  the Phair. 7  A.-.Deyitt, auditor Dominion Express Co., is in the city.  Rev. R.Frew and E.   A.  Crease  are visiting Kuskonook today.  Rev. C. Ault Procunier, of Rossland, is registered at the Phair.  D. hi. Harrington,   of the  Fern  mine, is in town.  "]. Ei Askwith, Northport, is  registered at the Hume.  J. R. Ste wart and J. M. Fair bain  were down from Kaslo yesterday.  R. H. Sullen and^ C. S. Wallis,  of Rossland, are at the Hume:  E. H. Hicks, Winnipeg, is  among the recent arrivals at the  Hume.    ,  C. S. Drummond, managing  director of the Drummond mines,  leaves for England today7.  Tne Earl and Countess of Aberdeen are expected to pay Nelsou a  visit on the 20th inst.  G. A. Mitchell, travelling passenger agent of the Great Northern  railway, was in town during the  week.  A. McDonald,- Brooklyn, was in  town on Monday. He reports the  new town as the busiest spot in the  province.  A Stevenson, treasurer Canadian  Mi ling Institute, accompanied by  Mrs. Stevenson, are visiting Nel-  s ��� n#  j. E.Jackson, of Spokane, and  J. H. Millzuer, of San Francisco,  are among the arrivals at the Phair.  C. D. Bamford, of Toronto, is at  the Hume, as is also J. Warren  Bell, of Whitewater.  R. McLean, A. Carney. N.' F.  McKay7 and E. Cummi'igs are a  Kaslo contingent registered at the  Hume.  D. P. Patenaude, Helena, Mont.,  who has been spending some days  in Nelson with his brother, has  left for home, highly7 pleased with  his first trip to this city.  is $1 a pound and  so on.     Lumber  is $300 a thousand feet   here,   and,  delivered   at   the   mines   for   sluice  boxes, it costs $1   a. foot.    A   man  brought; ten   kegs   of   nails   from  Fort Yukon a few days ago and refused a cash offer of $4,500 for the  lot.    He asked and got $5 a pound.  Wages run from $15 to $25 accord:  ing to the skill required.     It  is the  blacksmiths   and    tinsmiths,   however, who are making the   harvest.  One man was   shrewd   enough last  fall to secure all  the   stock   of iron  in town.     He is not  doing a thing  with tlie boys now.   A m a n s h owed  me   an   iron   bolt he   had got fixed  the"bther day7.     It was   a   half-inch  belt and the bolt had broken  off at  the   nut.   , All   that   was   required  was a half-inch   splice, new   thread  and new nut.     He had to; pay one  ovnee   of gold,   current  $17.     Di  minutive   bob-sleighs   for   hauling  lumber   were   ironed by  him   at   a  cost  of $175    per   set.     A    brorm  costs ,$r7. and a   turkey7 offered for  sale a few weeks ago, brought$150.  Meals at the restaurants   are   $2.50  and were $r.50 five weeks ago."  NOTICE   TO    CONTRACTORS.  Sealed tenders will be received up to .July 20,  18)8, addressed to the Cold Commissioner, Nelson, for tlie construction of a wagon road.  Section 1���Erie to Craig town.  A marked, cheque amounting to 10 per cent,  of the amount of the tender to"accompany each  tender, otherw ise it will not be received.'  Specifications at the Government Engineer's  office, Nelson, and at the Postomee, Erie.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily  a ���( epted. \ V  O. G.  DENNIS,  Gold Commissioner.  Section 2���Craigtown to Relief Aline, tenders  to   be  addressed to K.   K.   Neil,   Nelson,  or at  office of Finch ��.t Campbell, Spokane, Wash.  The Stikine River Journal sa,ys :  " A letter recently7 received from G.  H. V. Buly7ea, dated Dawson, N.  W.T.. will be read with interest by  those interested in the interior country. Mr. Bulyea is a member of  the Northwest Territories Assembly7 and was sent north to represent  his government. He is now preparing to return. An interesting  portion of his letter is as follows :  " There is plenty7 of food now at  Dawson. The scarcity7 arose because a certain clique endeavored  to corner the food supply7 and trade  on the needs of their fellows. They7  succeeded for a time, but the supply  was bigger than the demand, and  now you can buy7 provisions very7  reasonably. In any7 lines, however, in which there is an actual  scarcity7, the prices are fancy7. Butter is $8 for a tin of two pounds ;  condensed milk is $2   a can : sugar  NOTICE   TO    CONTRACTORS.  Addition  and   alteration to Public   School  Building, Nelson, B. C.  Pealed tenders, properly endorsed will be  rcei\edb\ the Hon. the Chief Commissioner  if Lands and Works up to noon of Saturdav.  the Kith instant, for the erection and completion of addition and alterations to the Public  School Building at Nelson, B. C.  Drawings; specifications and conditions of  tender and contract may be seen at the office  of the Government Agent, at Nelson, and at the  office of the undersigned.  The lowest or any tender will not necessarilv  be accepted.  W. S. GO HE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands it Works Department,  Victoria, H. C, 4th July, 1898.  APPLICATION  FOS LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirtv davs after  dale hereof. I, the undersigned" intend to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate at Brockland on  the Lower Arrow Lake.  Brockland, June 12, 1898.  J. McDonald.  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.  agent or  WM.  G. S.   SEEK,  C.  P.  R. Agent,  Nelson.  STITT, Gen.   S. S. Agt.,   Winnipeg.  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B.C. P. O. Box 498.  want   to   enlighten   our  little   world   about  us in  regard   to  Wall Paper Buying.       We  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till you have looked about  you enough to see what we are  showing.      We   don't want you to  o '  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the  ority of    .     .  superi"Ours.  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'td.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  THIS WEEK AT  Dress Goods, Ladies' Capes and jackets.   ' A   large  assortment to choose from.  We carry a full line of Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Our prices on  these lines are right.  JL.   FERLAND  NOTICE.  Take notice that 1 intend to apply to, the  License Commissioners for the city of Nelson,  at their next sitting for a license to sell liquor  by retail at the Victoria Hotel, on Victoria  Street in the said city of Nelson, and for a  transfer of the license now held by F. C. Goodwin to mvself.  D. A. McDonald.  Dated June 14, IS9S.  ���  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH SHAVE  AND  inerai Water  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  ale,   Celery  Sarsapar-  ilfa and Iron.    Ginger  e9   Etc.,  AS  TO  Hx^IRCUT  IT,  GO  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON  YOU   LIKE  THE  Two doors east of the Post Office.  W. J. Morrison, Prop  Bruce's  xpress  ���  CLUB HOTEL  Cornar Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer. 10 cents  E. J.   Curran, Proprietor.  And Delivery Service  Will always be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  QT1 A TVT"n ' Front of Vancouver Hard-  KJ -*��� -��-J->l -L/ ���    ware store, Baker Street  Telephone 82.  UUbWVjUUEUIlilEBUlUiaUEgLMaw  nmgamHimaaga  mmanaaraiiUBmMHmMiBMWmH^^  masnumaammfSBIIfii  fflMffiMtB  mjjji��UMiaflk^it��i<MfasiAttimtifflMJc��g THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  ii  GENERAL NOTES.  A despatch frdrn Ismalea says  that the Spanish squadron- has reentered  the   canal  on its way back  to Spain. . : '      ;  ��� i'. ���.'.*������. ��� ��� -���    ���".-,,  Wm. Ogilvie has been appointed  commissioner    for    the   Yukon  'in  place of Major Walsh,  who, wishes  t ~) come out.  V As a result of the   cabinet   meet  ing at Washington, it   was   decided  to dispatch a regiment of troops to  ;     "   Honolulu immediately.  King Leopold of Belgium starts  in-August   on    a    long    3^chting  /cruise.     He will   make a   consider-  able stay in the United States.  The Polo Romano says  the   Italian   government   has   ordered   the  third-class, cruisers Piemento and  De Gallia to proceed to the Philippine Islands.  The war department has been advised that during a severe storm off  the coast of Cuba eleven lighters en  route to Santiago in tow of tugs  have been swamped and lost. So  far as known no lives are lost.  Lieut. Peary has arrived at Sydney, C.B., on his way to the arctic  re��i/>ns. He says he is confident  -that he \rill reach the North Pole  this time, bat he may consume  four years in doing it.  Mr.    McNa ightou,    manager   of  tlie Boston and Yukon Transportation Company, says all the Cana-  dian military supplies will he sent  by his company via the Yukon  river route, and will get through in  time.  The Spanish minister of foreign  affairs, Duke Alraorovar de Rio,  has declared that no European  power is disposed to intervene in  behalf of peace unless both belligerents make a request to that effect.  A London tourist agenc}' is advertising personally conducted  tours to Somaliland, with a chance  to shoot at lions and ether laree  game. The trip lasts three months  and costs $3,000.  Emperor William celebrated his  ten 3^ears upon the throne tlie other  day by numerous banquets and  gatherings of state. At one of the  former, given by his closest hunting friends, he is reported to have  said that the ten years of his reign  had been ten }~ears of idleness because of their enforced inactivity in  warfare.  Alfred    Dillon,   of   Berlin,   Germany,   is   visiting   Winnipeg  with  the object of ascertaining what can  be done to promote   Germanic emigration to the Northwest.      He intends    visiting    Edmonton,    Prince  t       Albert and some points in  this province.     He states that th��se  whom  he intends bringing out   as   settlers  are of the middle  class of farmers,  and peasants   who  are   accustomed  to farm work.     The  Canadian government and the C. P. R. are  placing every facilit}^ at his  disposal to  enable him to arrive   at   the   information required.  targe  We have just  received   a  shipment of  LADIES' CORSETS  In the latest and best makes, ranging in sizes from 18 to. 36 in children's and misses'.  1  Suitable for  children   from   two to  eighteen years of age.  ^ ^ -��'  1 1  We will offer at reduced  prices  all    our    summer  i 1  Prints,    Lawns,     Organ=  dies,   Huslins,   Black and  Colored Dress Goods,  SSiirt Waists, etc.  '���e;y?  RPOVLnCLYL    SECRETARY'S    ��FFICE.        |  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has!  been pleased to make toe following appoint- 1  rnents:��� J  80th June, 1S9S.  Alexander >'pkoat, of the Tov.-n of New Denver, Esquire, to be a G jld Commissioner at  New Denver, a Stipendiary Magistrate within  and for tiie Count.v of Kootenay, and a ���"Deputy  Registrar, of the "'County Court of Kootenay,  holden at New Denver.  John Kirkttiv of the City of Rossland, Esquire, to be a Cold Commissioner at the said  City, and a Stipendiary,Magistrate within and  for the CouhtV of Kootenav.  IS  H.  D.  HUHE,  Manager.  Now Open to the Public ....  New Building, New Furnishing, Steam Heat in ever}-' Room,  Everything Strictly First-Class, ' Large and . Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  and  Ward Streets.  NELSON, B.C.  CERTIFICATE OF ISV5  ROVEMENTS  Water"   mineral  "Clumbia"   and   "Snow      .           ... ������.  ��� ���laims, situate in the  Nelson Mining  Division  of West Kootenay district.  Where located :���On tlie head waters of  Kover Creek.  Take notice that J, ' William. John (ioepel,  P.M.C. tNo. 8354 t acting acting as. a.^ent for myself and A. .J. Marks, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 1977 a, inte-id, sixty days from date hereoi.  Mrs.   McLaughlin   has greathr  ....... ., ...^ ...,.,...���., ,..,., .���.���. .,^w. , reduced the prices on all  children's  to apply to t.;e Mining  Ueeorder   for  a  certifi- ; ]1?lt-s   anc]    ooj1nr��.      -Ion    on    rrimmprl  c.ate.of improvements,   for   tiie   purpose of ob-    Ilc.    . ana. SailOr.S,    aibO    Oil    trimmed  f-o i 7"�� i n n-   o   mvMni   o'von t /il'  rho   oHaivj  f��loiin 1T1 Till * 1 f^ T*"\ ���*'  firs. McLaughlin.  ip'   ....... .     ,    .  taining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section HI, m ust be com menced before the issuance of such certifi"ate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June 1S98.  "yY. J. Goepel.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Midas" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located :���On the head waters of Rover  Creek.  Take notice that 1, William John O-oepel,  F.M.C. No. Son44 acting as agent for rnvsell',  tieo. Alexander F.M.C. No.. 74000, and 'M.S.  Davys, Free Miner's Certificate No. 9S51G, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Milling Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tiie purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of tiie above claim.  And further t>i Ice notice that action, under  section M7, m ust be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June. 180K.  W. J.   C'OEI'Ef..  CERTIFICATE OF  IMPROVEMENTS.  " Waffer" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : On east of North Fork of  Salmon River, about twelve miles from  Kric.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for The Lucky Boy Mining it 'Development  Company, Limited Liability,. Free Miner's Certificate No. 98.010. intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of ini proyeinents, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  clai m.  And fvrtlier  take  notice that  action,   under  section 37, must   be commenced   before  the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  ' Dated this IHth day of June, 1S9S.  John A. Cokyej.l, Agent.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that :->0 days after the  first publication hereof we will apply to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for n  license to sell spirituous and fermentcd'liquor  at retail in what will be known as the Alliance  hotel, situated in Brooklyn townsite.  Brooklvn, June D. P. Nrj,kon  18, 1898. J. Johnson.  9   w  PROVINCIAL LAND  SURVEYOR.  Surveys   of   Lands,     Mineral    Claims,  Townsites,   Etc.  OFFICE:   Turner   Boeckh     Block,     Nelson  EASTMAN'S  k> c k e  K  $5.00.  ASIC   TO   SEE   IT.  Optician and Watchmaker,.  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  W. J. QUINLAN,  D. D.5.  DENTIST  noiograpmc  Supplies  Dry Plates, Solio5 Printing  Frames.,  homson Stationary  Mara Hloc  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  loca 1 aucst het ics.  Before bliving- a  iaxio or  Baker St.  Nelson.  I#ii*c;Vl.]L  C  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Oo to Pa in ton's, tlie  & IVfUSIC CO., NELS  I kinds of job printing  neatly and promptly exe~  Opp. Custom House, NelsOfl, B. C. j cuted at The   Economist  jr-."*  W ���*������*>  L-A. Y.W >P- -. I  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  mw  ��  ��  ALE,  and  Pints.     Ano  and Bints.    QUINESS' STOUT, Quarts  Gar Load of  Victoria,  B.C.,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  G      .   Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and   General Merchandise Catalogues just published.  NELSON, B. C.  --���-���r:.^^.-.    ���,,-���- ���,.   -   .  iriftiii1----"iii"  - *i ikilirrtfmirrTTii'iwi ii-i^Mr^ t  *ND SOO-PACIFIC  LINE  OUR FAIR   DOHINION.  DiRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eastern and European points. To Pacific  Coa^t, China, .Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of  KLONDYKE   AND   THE   YUKON  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  From Revelstoke daily  CONNECTIONS:  To Rossland and main land points :  Dailv Daily  fii'lOo.m.   leaves ���NELSON���arrives  10:H0p.m.  -Kaslo   Route.    Str.   Kokanee.  Except Sundav  NELSON ��� arrives :    11 a.ni.  Kootenay  Lake  Except Sunday  4 p. m.    leaves -  Kootenav River Route, Str.  Nelson:  Mon. Wed. Fri*. Mon. Wed. Fri  7 a. in.,   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   S:80 p. m.  Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  ExceptSundav Except Sunday  9 'a.m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20 p.m.  A sturdy little maiden  Is this Canada of ours,  Her arms with treasures laden,  Her forehead decked with flowers;  In robe of woven sunshine,  Cincture of virgin gold,    >>^^  With maple and the beavei%V  ..���Upon her banner scrolled.  Iler eye is bright and shining,  Her step is light and free,-  As over hills and valleys,  She runs from sea to sea;  Her voice rings out with vigor  For justice and for right,  While freedom's ho   est sceptre  She bears aloft insight.  She hails the years advancing  With peace and plenteous stores,  Unlocks her hidden treasures,  And lavish fulness pours;  She treads tlie streams and mountains  And girdles hill and  plain,  .And flits with magic; footsteps  Across from mai ri to main.  As sturdy as the breezes  That swell her ocean's tide,  Till richly-freighted argosies  Within her harbors glide.  Step forth among the nations.  Stand hand-in-hand with them,  Our fair and young Dominion,  And wear tii v diadem.  ouse-cle  e here  �� �� ��  V  WE  HAVE  MANY AIDS  TO  IT,  SUCH AS  MALSOMSNE,  READY MIXED PAINTS,  01C WOO D; STAINS, ETC,  FULL  LINE  OF  PAINTS,   OILS and  VARNISHES.  PAINT  and  VARNISH   BRUSHES    .     .     .  Ascertain  Present Reduced   Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. BEER, city agent, Nelson, B.C.  W.  F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  T. S. Gore.  H.  Burnet.  E. J.  Coyle,  Diet. Pa����. Agent.  VaneoiiTer, B.C.  J. 11. McGregor  " I have fallen hopelessH* in love  with her," sighed the strong man  of the museum. " No wonder,"  responded the jealous woman with  the iron jaw and in withering tone.  "'I have .always asserted that she  is the only genuine snake charmer  I ever saw."  Keedick���Young  Browne   added  "' e " to his name after he inherited  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur= j his uncle's    big   fortune.      Fosdick  veyors and Civil engineers. j_That's quite right.       Rich people  Agents for  Obtaining:  Crown   Grants and Ab- j ^ entitled  tQ more ease than    poor  Telephone 21  aker St.; Nelson.  <s>  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00      -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  stract of Tiileto Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -  --   British Columbia      people  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Doreester, N.B.  Frederioton, N.B.  Gnysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland. N.S.  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, F.Q.  do       West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Fieton, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Saekville, N.B.  Shubenaeadie, N.S.  Siimmerside, F E.I.  Svdnev, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver,- B.C.  Victoria, B.C.  Wevmouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  A General   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling   Bills of Exchange   ���  J Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit, Etc.,  Negotiated. ���  ��� Accounts  Received on the  Most Favorable Terms. ���  ^  Interest  allowed  on  special   deposits and   on  Savings   Bank accounts. ^  ��� BRANCHES IN BRITISH  COLUMBIA : ���  CT.  n,.-. . -. . - rTr r..~. -.��������*  ^  NANAIMO,   NELSON,   ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ���  Hung-arian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.    j*  EETON    &   CO.,  AGENTS,   NELSON,   B.   C. I  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- f  t lished in connection with, the Nelson branch of t  �� this bank. ��  ��� Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, I  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present |  I 3 per cent per annum). f  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch,     f  m  -fig  Sfr   ���     ...      ...     ,,,      mniliM      II  1 IL   IJll .1111   II   III      !���      I      I    J   II    L _.���   l-iT-r-Tl.1*     --   ���"1/rV'��r���H-11? -1L"'   -'    ^ "V"-���,|,,|,*,J,~��^

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