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 THE NELSON  With which is incorporated THE  NATION, of Victoria, B. C.  VOL. II.  NELSON.   B. C,   WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 25, 1899.  NO. & V\  THE NELSON ECONOniST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  t ' '  r   D. M. Carlky Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance  1.50  One Year to Great Britain  2.50  ���3   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 columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons-arid worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The political tky at the present time is in  a condition of impenetrable obscurity. All.  that is given the general public to know is  that the guiding hand, of Joseph Martin is :  forcing through - the - House legislation that ���  should attract considerable attention through-,  out the coming year. Mr. Martin says the  House will be through its business early  in February. This will enable the Attorne}-  General to remove his base of operations to  Ottawa and worry Sir Wilfrid and his old  friend, Hon. Clifford Sifton, almost to the  verge of desperation with an alien bill that  ^ snould effectually ��� squelch the aspirations of ���  the Liberal Government to secure a reciprocity treaty with the United States. Should  the Governor-General on the suggestion, of  Sir Wilfrid's Government attempt to disallow  this bill, then the question of Provincial rights  will come up and it would not'be surprising  if within the next six months the electors of  this Province would be fighting the Ottawa  Government tooth and nail to prevent uudue  interference in our affairs. The political history of Joseph Martin would then be repeating itself. Through the school agitation'������Mr. ;  Martin set up the Liberal idol at Ottawa and  who has any better right to shatter that idol  than the hand of the artist who shaped it ?  j| Joseph Martin is not the man who will lick  the hand that smote him. If the alien bill  does not disturb the slumbers of Hon. Mr.  Sifton or dissipate the winning smile of Sir  Wilfrid, there a're others���many others in  fact. The anti-Japanese and anti-Chinese  legislation should afford the Ottawa  Govern-  ft  ment ample food for reflection. In the inter-  val; British Columbia, can content herself  with the thought that she has been constituted  a very-important factor' in settling the political feud between Hon. Joseph Martin and  Messrs. Laurier and Sifton. ��� The honor is  a doubtful one and may be expansive in^the  long run, but we shall have it, if we never get  anything else. On with,this mad dance, and  may the participants therein repeat the ex-  perience of the Kilkemy cats.  In the meantime, in order that the intere-t  in the.political1 farce my be sustained and the  better to  keep'the public mind alive to  the  portentiousnesi of the "political issues at stake  a half-dozen or so electio is  will take place in  a few  days.     In   many  instances there  do  not appear to have been any real   reasons for  the resignations, but doubtless it was  felt by  several members that they were not "ging  to  be overshadowed  by the political morality of  Mr. Martin.    They resigned and believe  they  will be reelected.    We hope those members of .  the opposition Who resigned will be  returned .  again, but at this distance from the  scene of '  action it is  difficult to form  any conclusion.-  as to the state of the public pulse at this time.,  Resentment  at  the   methods  by   which   the.  present government gained power may  be as>  deeplv-rooted a:s  it   should be, and  if so, the  complexion of the House will not be   changed,  much from what it   wa3 before these  resigna-:  tions took place.    On the other hand, if, after  lapse of time, the voters are inclined to sacrifice their manhood in  the hope of  temporary  gain there" maybe'some changes.    Men will  sometimes sacrifice a principle for a good breakfast.  In the midst of all other political complications, the news reaches u�� from Victoria that  another political party is in process of incubation��� to be known as the British .Columbia  First Party. At first, one might be inclined  to deride this -movement, but When it. is remembered that the Liberal party is. torn as  sunder with internal dissensions and that the  Conservatives are apathetic almost to the  verge of dissolution, it should not surprise  anyone if a ^British C dntnbia First Party  should make! considerable: headway, if not  succeed altogether in gnawing the vitals  out of the bid parties. It! has been apparent  for some time that all was n >b.h truio iy .with  in the ranks of the Liberals! The fact that  some of the leaders assumed to barter away the  bodies and souls of the laborers in the Liberal  ; vineyard for their own selfish ends, ha�� re-  ��� suited in thev practical disintegration of the  party. Mr. JBostock is the principal offender,  and he can now contemplate his handiwork  in the spectacle of a disunited party. The^  Conservatives, so far as British Columbia is  concerned, are not much better prepared than  the Liberals for a contest. Apathy seems to  be at the source of the trouble, although there  is a well-defined: suspicion that the party is  absolutely leaderless at the present time. If  an election was totake place tomorrow where t  would the Conservatives of this district turn  for; a. candidate? II >n. Mr.' Daly,. whose  name Ij'ms been mentioned in this connection,  says he is..out of;politics, and perhaps he  would not.be acceptable .lu the rank and file  of the party. Hon. Charles Mcintosh appears to be the only available candidate, and  the fact that Mr. Mcintosh is not known outside of Rossland is urged, as an objection to  his candidacy. It. is also, hinted" that'- Mr.  Mcintosh would not accept a nomination. In  ���that event, who could be put forward with  any reasonable lujpe of success?  All things conpidtr^d, is it any wonder.that  the disaffected of- both parties are seriously  considering the solution of the political problem* of the hour ihrough the medium of a=-ne\v  parly?. We regard it mo.-t u<<f >riunate that  such a condition of affairs should exist. With  proper organization and leaders in whose integrity absolute iaith could be placed, the Con-  bervatives could win this seat. But, we regret to believe, no one in the present state of  disorganization may hope to succeed.  The word reaches us from Ashcroft that  Mr. B.ostock has delivered another of those  eloquent speeches for which he has become  famous. Why, we ask, does Mr. Bostock reserve all his eloquence for the barren soil of  Ashcroft and leave his poor famishing followers in Nelson without one burning wbrd?;  The Ymir Miner is still of the opinion that  the offices.in., London of the Agent-General  of this Province should be in Throgmorton  8reet,instead;oi where it is now located. We  are nor acquainted with the Throgmorton locality, but if'it. is respectable.and inexpensive  !&<  ramsnasTBCwsswmwnss  mm/mmmm 2  THE ECONOMIST  we see rm po^d reasons why the Miner's desire  should not be gratified���for peace if nothing  eiae.  "* The new city council has settled down to  work, and appear determined to perform something of a practical character for the city that  has honored them with .its confidence. We  have no desire to interfere with whatever work  they ra��iy have in contemplation or to suggest  anything beyond the funds at their disposal.  However, there is one thing The Econom^t  believes should be done at once. It must be  painfully apparent to anyone who has business to transact at the city hall that the present premises are altogether inadequate for a  city of the dimenBipus of Nelson. Just now,  the different officials of the city are hudd!ed  together, an.d it is utterly impossible to transact business with an official with any degree  of privacy. The requirements of NaNo i demand enlarged quarters, and perhaps the hest  means of achieving the desired end would be  an addition to the present building. If the  new council are desirous of consulting the  convenience of the citizens they will move  in  t:  this matter at once.  The Victoria correspondent of the Spokesman-Review supplies his paper with an item  that for tne credit of British Columbia we hope  will turn out to be false. According to the dispatch in the paper mentioned, at the opposition convention in Victoria, Mr. Price Ellison  described Mr. Martin a�� a carpet bagger from  Manitoba. ThU i<* a term very often applied  to politicians and hitherto has not taen re-  girded as affording just provocation for a  pugilistic encounter. It may have aroused  the ire of the leonine Joseph, for according to  the report in the Spokesman-Review, on the  following day "in the legislative hall, Martin  met Ellison and asked him if the report of his  remarks was correctly made,, in the morning  paper. 'Yes' said Ellison. 'Well, you are a  liar,' roared Martin, dancing round excitedly.  'Come over here till you hear me talk to him,'  called the Attorney-General to Kellie of Koot-  enay and a small group of members. Then  Martin proceeded to pour out a volume of  words that are usually marked by blanks in  a newspaper. 'Call me a carpetbagger,' he  yelled. 'Well, I can pay my debts and you  can not.' 'Ybu^ie,' retorted Ellison, who is  a rich rancher and a man considerably over  middle age. Ellison kept his temper, while  Martin left the place calling abuaive epithets  over his shoulder."  We quote the foregoing just as it appeared  in the Spokane paper, hoping, at the same  time, that it may prove to be false. British  Columbia may harbor and tolerate a carpetbagger, but it cannot afford to have its good  name blighted by the presence of a man who  resorts to the methods of the barroem bully.  There is no reason why men should not be  able to discuss politics without placing them1  selves on a level with of thugs, and we hope the  Attorney-General will take the earliest op  portunity of denying what certainly must be  a falsehood. It would be a serious matter to  permit such a report to go broadcast uncontradicted. That it has gained credence in certain quarters is best evidenced by the remark  of a traveler at one of the hotels: "There is  one thing" he said, "to be credited to the old  government���they were gentlemen at least."  With an alien bill that is intended to keep  Americans out of the country, there should be  great opportunities for the friends of the government in the new placer mining region..  Perhaps never in the history of British, Columbia legislation has any act commanded  the same attention an the alien bill. Not  only Canada has been deeply moved Tjy this  act, but our neighbors across the lini? have  bten t-o ely troubled at what is believed to be  an unfriendly act on the part of British Columbia. , We are not discussing the merits of  the bill, our main object being to throw a  little light on the origination of the act,  which should interest' our Nelson readers at  least. It has been said that a prophet is not  without honor save in his own country, and  we find in this very alien act a striking  exemplification of this truism.  The giant intellect that conceived the alien  bill, a bill as we said before that is now commanding the attention the world over���was  the private property of a Nelson citizen���Hon.  J. Fred Hume, and that is why the people of  this city to a man are prepared to forfeit  their lives on each and every provision in  that bill. Mr. Hume as a private member  of the Legislature did not command much attention. He was reticent to a fault. But  those who are gifted with a spirit of prophesy  shook their heads wisely and murmured the  talismanic words���"wait till the opportunity  presents itself." All these dark, dismal  years, Mr. Hume communed, with himself,  and it is suspected that the inspiration which  gave to the world an alien bill was hatched  out in his own beleved mountains of the I| >ot-  enay. We have not the slightest doubt that  right here in Nelson, perhaps before we had  a sidewalk in the place, Mr. Hume, had already thought out the provisions of that most  tortuous bill. While others slept the great  statesman was burning the midnight oil  patiently awaiting the time when the world  would stand spellbound at the grandest  triumph of legislation in this or any other  age���a piece ��f legislation that has made our  own Nelson statesman famous in one night.  The attempt of the people of Revelstoke,  since the passage of the alien bill, to cla m  Mr. Hum�� as a citizen shows a.^ mean,  narrow, selfish spirit on the part of our  neighboring city. Mr. Hume was only a sojourner in Revelstoke. The work which eventually made him famous was finished here, although we are hot prepared to deny that it  was in process of incubation while Mr. Hume  lived in that place. The citizens of Revelstoke would consider it an unneighborly act if  the residents of Nelson  claimed even a half-  intere-a in that other renowned statesman,  Hon. J. M. Kellie. Surely, then, it is not asking too much to,let us enjoy in peace the  honor of claiming Hon. Fred Hume as a fellow-citizen.  It is always well to know what our friends in  the east think of the way we legislate in the  west. The Ottawa Citizen has the following  with regard to our mining legislation: "Our  neighbors of the .United States have no ground  of complaint against the-legislation of British  Columbia, which excludes foreigners from the  ownership of projerty in the newly discovered  Atlin gold fields. It is of apiece with the federal mining laws of the United States which  obtain in all the mining camps of the country  except in so far as they are modified .by  'miner's law.' To exclude foreigners from  the riyht to own mining property was con:  sidered a most excellent and patiiotic policy  by the very people who are now squealing,because similar treatment is being meted out to  them in Canada'. We have no sympathy,  therefore, with the howl that is being raised  by the Seattle papers against the British Columbia bill. But we. could well wish a less  selfish argument advanced in support of it  than that which the newspapers of the Pacific  province are putting forward in its defence,  namely, that it will inure to the advantage  of   Yukon   outfitters   in Victoria and  Van  couver.  >>  It is reported from Victoria that a serious  outbreak of iufluenza has^occured on board H.  M. S. Imperiense, flagship of the Pacific  squadron, now lyin? at Esquimalt. The first  victim was taken down Sunday, but so rapid  has been the spread of the disease that there are  now no leas than sixty-two sufferers and of  the.-e forty are in the hospital. There are  three officers among the number. The sick  room is full and the shore hospitals are filling  up Fleet surgeon and all of the naval surgeons are busy, as it is feared, that the epidemic may spread over the fleet.  Those interested in the development of the  Kootenays will endorse the action of Mr.  Green, the member for Slocan riding, asking  the Government f>r an appropriation to make  an exhibition of British Columbia ore at the  coming exhibition to^be held in London.  The activity displayed by Mr. Green in looking after the interests of his constituents is in  pleasing contrast to the neglect of certain  other members whose names might be mentioned.      .  Last Monday morning 22 exchanges were  received at The Economist office. Of this  number 13 contained credited extracts fro  this paper. The names of six of these pap  were: Ottawa ���Citizen,. B. C. Review (London,  Eng.), Melbourne (Australia),'��� Afgus, Los  Angeles Mining Review, Halifax Herald, and  Chicago Record. The remaining seven were  papers in Vancouver, Victoria, Rossland,  Kamloops,   and Golden.    We only draw at- THE ECONOMIST.  3  tention to the foregoing to convince our readers that. The Economist is doing its share in  the way of advertising to the outside world  the great city in" which.it is published.  . Rossland has been making much ado about  the public spirit of its citizens. They are enjoying a winter carnival over there and to  cap the climax have offered $20,000 for the  feharkey-Fitzsimmons fight. In Nelson Ave  are making preparations for our annual  flower festival, and it is hinted as a side attraction that $25,000 should be offered for a  finish fight between Joe Martin and Price. Ellison; but we are not telling everybody about  it.    .  The,Rossland Record is laboring under a  delusion when it states that a majority of the  newspapers of this Province are hostile to the  Alien Exclusion Mining Law. Possibly the  Record means the majority of journals in  British Columbia edited- by American ciliens.  , The demand, for the "Mergenthaler typesetting machines cannot be supplied. Two  weeks ago The Economist wrote east for two  of those machines, to be shipped at once; but  , the order cannot be filled until on or after  April 1. . ,  ��� A motion made by Mr. Robert Cassidy in  the Supreme Court at Victoria, on behalf of  G. M. Spencer, of Sandon, is of rather an interesting nature, as it hinges1 on the question  of the ownership of the townsite of Sandon.  J. M. Harris took up a mining claim that  covers a good portion of the townsite of San  don.    G. M.  Spencer  squatted on   this land,  and  afterwards   agreed to  pay Harris   rent.  The question subsequently came rip as to the  ownership of the land, and the case was taken  into the courts.    The result of this suit is not  .decided, judgment  being not   yet  given.    In  the meantime Harris levied distress   against  Spencer, though Mr. Robert Cassidy has   applied to   Mr.   Justice  Drake ,to restrain   the  sheriff from seizing or disposing of the goods.  An  injunction   was granted   restraining   the  sheriff from selling,until February 10, and ia  the  meantime, should  Spencer   put up  $225  for security, he  may regain, possession  from  the sheriff.  Anglo-American yachtsmen are complaining bitterly of the autocratic behavior of the  customs authorities at Nice. Under the new  regulations they are able to board yachts and  overhaul everything. The mayor of Nice has.  addressed a strongly worded letter to M.  ,^eytral, minister of finance at Paris, asking  -Wre government to suppress the obnoxious regulations.  Gregg have been appointed directors of the  newly incorporated Globe Publishing Co., Ltd.,  Victoria, for the ensuing year. Gordon  Hunter is"' president, Richard Hall secretary-  treasurer, and C. A. Gregg managing director  of the company.  It is pointed out by the Vancouver World  that during the session of the Local Legisla-  ture in 1897, when amendments were under  consideration to the Mining Act, and when the  House was in committee of the whole, a motion was introduced by Mr. Braden,the junior  member for. Victoria city, excluding aliens  from owning or~ working, in the Kootenay  mine-?. This resolution carried, but when it  came up for consideration in the House, it  was rejected. Amongst those who spoke  strongest agairst the measure were Col. Baker  and J. M. Kellie. The act which received the  sanction of His Honor the Lieut-Governor on  Wednesday applies to placer and not quartz  mines.      . , '  Dr.  G.   L.   Milne, Captain John   Irving,  Richard Hall,   Gordon   Hunter   and  C.   A.  The wires brought hews the other day that  an individual styling himself''Rev. Mr. Hammond"   is creating no  end of   trouble for the  authorities in Havana     This man Hammond  has writenhisnamein large lurid lettersonthe  billboard of fame, and his career has a  peculiar interest for Canadians, having   been born  in   Canada, and   at  one   time   a   resident of  British Columbia   From The Economist's bo )k  of "Men of Oar   Own Times"   we   learn that  Hammond began his eventful career in Bruce  County, Ontario, where   he was   educat*d   for  the ministry, and was'ordained in due course  as a   Baptist clergyman,' with a large congregation and a small salary.    To   whom he was  married while in   Ontario does not apt/ear   to  be very well known, but that he was married  is a certainty, for when later on  in a state of  single   blessedness   he   arrived   in   Franklin  Falls, N. H., and went through another  cerf-  mony with   another   woman, the   police a'u-,  thorities   made   things   lively.    The    second  wife was   a  Mrs.   Dr.   Brockaway, a__ ..lady of  some considerable   means,   which would soon  have disappears under   the reverend   gentleman's manipulation   but-for   the intervention  of   Police Inspector   Richardson,   of   Boston,  Mass., who was put on the case.    '"Hammond"  narrowly escaped-  punishment on   the. charge  of   bigamy, but   managed  to   get away .'a nd  moved to   New Haven, '-Conn., where   ho was  about to take unto himself a third .partner- of  his joys and sorrows,  when his  previous record became known and he moved again   with  the same suddenness which had characterized  his departure from: Franklin Falls.    The next  place he was > heard of  was in Boston, Mass.  From there  he  went  to Montreal, Que., and  here .was  liberally advertised   in   the   local  press.    The threats he then made of big libel  suits did not deter the  newspapers from publishing his record and h   found it convenient  to change address  and  place  of  abode once  more.    Going back to the States he was heard  of in  Allentown,   Pa, South   Putney,   N.  Y,,  Indian   Village, tnd.,  and   Macon, Ga.,   the  police of each of the places named having had  dealings with him on various charges ranging  from bigamy and embezzlement, down to  minor kinds of swindling. In Macon he got  into serious trouble, and was arrested, but  managed to gain his liberty on bail furnished  by some sympathizing friends, and thereupon took his departure under the same old  conditions. A warrant was then issued for his  arrest, and recent,, advices indicate the warrant to be still very much alive, so that if  "Hammond'' ever goes to Georgia again he  will 'be received with open arms and given  free board and lodging for a limited period.  .  Several years   elapsed between ' the Macon  "incident" and the next escapade, which  was  in Melbourne, Australia.    In the meantime,  "Hammond" was doing South America on the  same general principles, although  details, of  his career are. lacking.    In Melbourne,  Chief  of Police J. C. James took the medico:clerical  swindler   under  observation, but  before   he  could make the arrest, his man had gone,jind  now  Mr. James   is another  man who   wants  "Hammond"  with a yearning which  cannot  be satisfied.    From Melbourne, the  Rev. Dr.  went   to Auckland,  New   Zealand,  and after  touring that colony, sailed hurridly for Honolulu, where he did not remain  long.   As the  climate and the peculiar mode of civilization  in the  Sandwich  Islands did not   agree with  him, he   went to   Yokohama,  where he   was  generally believed to be until September, 1893,  when he again showed up, this time at a little  village on the Fraser.    Here  he was making  many friends, and, posing as a retired  doctor  of medicine, had worked his way into the confidence of the  community.    On the  strength  of some money that was shortly to arrive from  Florida, he   made a purchase   of.a   valuable  ranch,  which he was able to get without putting up any  cash.    The man from   whom, he  bought the property was given a mortgage as  security,   but was   assured   it   would not be  necessary ' to   register   the document as   the  money would arrive presently.    "Hammond"  having got the   deed of  the land, sold a portion of it  for ready money,   and then having  been   exposed in a  Vancouver paper, left for  parts unknown.    Later   he reached  Victoria  and rented a  small  house on the outskirts of  the city.    He   had this  place   very decently  furnished.    It was adorned  with a  collection  of curios of considerable value.    Then  news-;  papers again gave him considerable attention  and he left Victoria.  The Rev. Dr. Hammond, clerical impostor,  has been at various stages of his career a .'  Mason, a Pythian Knight and an Oddfellow,  but has now no standing in any of these orders, and is alleged to have betrayed them all.  He is a mam of about fifty years of age, tall,  full bearded and of good address. In Victoria, as in other places, he made a number of  friends.  For  a   space   of   seven  years   Hammond  seemed apparently dead to the world until th' ^  THE ECONOMIST  I V  \'i  H-  news of his arrival in Havana. He appears to  he giving the authorities considerable trouble  there, and it is thought the greatest of the  troubles of the Unitpd States was not in expelling the Spaniards, for Hammond seems to  have determined upon a permanent residence  in Cuba.  The Parsons Produce Co. are making preparations to centralize their Kootenay business at Nelson. It is found impossible to  transact the trade at Winnipeg or Vancouver,  so the company has wisely decided to make  Nelson their headquarters for the whole  country. Under the supervision of  Mr. P. J. Russellthe business has reached gigantic proportions, and as is fitting the manager of the Parsons company here will be the  t-entleman who has accomplished so much in  budding up the trade.  The organiz ition of a league to perpetuate  the memory of J. he* greatest of all Canadians,  the lamented Sir John A. Macdonald, is well  under Way     It will probably be known as the  "Red Ro-e League.  . .The passenger travel to and0from Nelson is  constantly increasing, yet no effort is being  put f >rward by either of therailroads to meet  the growing demand on their services. The  shack that is being used by the Canadian  Pacific Railway for a station ,is a disgrace to  the company and has a tendency to give  Nelson a black eye with the travelling public.  The railroad people would be consulting their  own interests by giving this matter their early  attention.  Speaker Forster is, a single taxer and a  man of the people. He was a coal miner and  was elected to the Leislature the first time in  1890 by what is known as the labor vote.  Mr. Forster, thechampion of the hornv-handed  son of toil, despised display, but as  Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the  great Province of British Columbia, he arrays  himself in the black robes of office and enters  and leaves the house preceded by the sergeant  at arms, bearing the mace. With a few more  laboring men in the Legislature, we may be  able to reproduce "The Field of the Cloth of  Gold." It makes us shudder to speculate on  what might have happened had the other  great labor leader, John McMillan, crossed the  portals of the Legislative halls.  A great load of fear has been lifted from  the shoulders of the people of Canada by the  announcement that the spirit wrestlers have  arrived at Halifax in a comparatively good  state of preservation.  News from Morocco is anything but reassuring. The Sultan's-forces are not making  satisfactory headway against the insurgent  tribes, and the instant his inability to restore  o'd^r���.r, what comes to the same thing, his  unwillingness^0 reduce taxation���is demonstrated, it is feared that the trouble will begin.  None of the great powers would willingly relinquish to another the task of pacification,  and so Morocco may threaten the peace of  Europe.  The attempt of the insurance companies to  intimidate the city council into reducing the  tax on companies represented here is to pay  the Jea.-t of it a m *st audacious undertaking.  The general impression is thit the insurance  'Cjjinpaitie-i have reaped a ricti harvest in Nelson, and that the $200 tax is a mere bagatelle  as compared with the fabulous profits of the  insurance people. Aid. Thomson " certainly  takes the business view of ,the situation; and  the citizens, we are plea-ed to observe, endorse  him in the stand he has taken in the beginning against ringsters and bluffers.  It should be, thoroughly understood that  the city council was not elected to confer special favors on, individuals or corporations.  That council was, chosen to deal out even-  handed justice to rich and poor alike and to  protect the interests of the citizens as a whole.,  Once a council permits it to be understood  that favors are to be distributed amongst  friends then its general usefulness has gone.  There is an cevident attempt to "work" the  council, but one alderman at least has placed  himself on record as being ready to throttle  favoritism wherever and whenever it manifests  itself. Others will, no doubt, be influenced by  the good example.  The Madrid correspondent of the London  Daily Chronicle says he is able to confirm the  report that the government intends to ask the  Cortes to sanction the sale of the Caroline,  Marianne and Fellew Islands on the ground  that Spain is unable to provide the necessary  naval and military forces to protect them.  As showing the great increase in the fruit  trade of British Columbia, the C. P. R., in  1*97, carried 5,700 packages, a total of 75  tons, while in 1898 they carried 55,000 packages, or 386 tons.  The Portuguese liberal pres3 is strongly  combating the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, the  object of which is the salvation of the dynasty, and the prospective consideration, it is  feared, of the cession of Portugal's colonies in  Africa. The proposal is strongly denounced  as a traffic to the patrimony of the people for  the benefit of their rulers. !  J. B. McArthur, the mining man, has returned from an extended trip through the east.  In an interview, Mr. McArthur said that the  amount of money lying idle in the different  banks and financial institutions of the eastern  cities was really surprising and in fact almost  alarming.    "Loan associations," says Mr. McArthur, "are combining and in other ways re-,  ducing expenses, it being practically impossible to find an  outlet of investment for the  great quantities of money on hand. The farmers have all paid off their.mortgage loans and  there is really no one or new business ventures  seeking loans at present.    With all this capital lying idle  and  seeking investment,  thA)  mining country of British  Columbia offers a  wonderful field for the placing of large sums,  to splendid advantage, and with almost  positive well paying  results.     No effort  should ,,  be spared by the citizens of the different towns  in this section to get all information possible -  of the mining camps and country in  general  ; in som9 shapes) thatitcan.be  disseminated  through the eastern  cities   in  an  intelligent  and   instructive manner.     Of course,   large  sums  have already came .into  this, section  from eastern Canada, but much more can   be  induced here by the proper  portrayal  of the  country's resources/''  Nomination in Victoria has been fixed for  January 30.h and polling day for February  2nd, the writs being returnable before  February 15th. There is every probability  that the Opposition candidates, Messrs. Turner, H.ill and McPhiiiips, will be returned  by ail overwhelming majority.  We are pleased to note that the Miner will  be the name of the new paper to be publiehed  at Greenwood., It appears to us that the name  Miner is always in order for a.paper published  in a mining country. Just now only about  half the newspapers in this Province are  called Miner, but as the country grows older  this neglect will doubtless be~ remedied, and  every publication in, British Columbia will  give significance to the locality in which it is  located by calling itself the Miner.  P. A. O'Farrell continues to attract attention to the mineral resources of British  Columbia by his letters to the eastern newspapers.  The Speaker of the Legislature announces  that he can find no precedent to cover the  complaint of Mr. Price Ellison against the Attorney-General.,. Why not create a precedent,  a3 the Legislature did in the seating of Messrs.  Prentice and Deane!       .  The exports of Canadian  home produce for  the five months ending November 30th last,  amounted to $7,445,11)2 less than those for the  corresponding period of the previous year.   Of  this amount a large proportion is   in agricultural produce, where there is a   falling off of;  $4,446,893.     Mineral exports show a  deca-*  dence off some $500,000;  the fisheries of over  $1,000,000; and animal products of $1,700,000;  Manufacturers, however, show a slight   increase.   Foreign  products, re-exported   from  Canada, show an increase of $3,866,241. THE ECONOMIST.  Leaves from the Diary .of Samuel Pepys  And it so happened ..that on the  evening of  the  day  that  I arrived in  the city  of Victoria a meeting was to be held in one  of their  great assembly  halls at which ,was co be discussed   many   questions  touching   the moral  conditions   of   the   city.      To   this  meeting  therefore did I go iii much expectancy of hearing many   things   spoken   in   praise of   triisc  -^Pbeautiful -place.    But To!  first one   speaker  spoke of the   iniquities   that  prevailed an,d  '  averred th.it Sodom and Gomorrah were habitations  to   be desired   by  a Christian   man  rather   than   the  city in   which they   a )ode.  And then arose  that eminent divine of whom  I made mention  in my  last   entry, and in a  language which  was  very   forcible  hatheless,  but which was not English as it,, is spoken by.  divines of our   church   who  have   received a.  common education,   he  denounced gambling  and every form thereof.   And I,-thinking of  -   the ducats that I had lost in   Vancouver, was  .much impressed by his speech.    So when the  meeting hid dispersed, I took him by the robe  - ���   when he came out, and presented-to him   ihe  ���letter given to me by his cousin, relating to the  mining stock which the latter had  purchased  on his   recommendation, but   he only   raised  his hands  towards   heaven and   said:   "The  Lord indeed chasteneth me sore."    And when  I asked him further on the matter, he replied:  "For my avarice  hath the Loid afflicted   me. *  Had I  been humble of heart, I had taken all  my commission in gold,  instead   of taking a  portion thereof in stock, hoping that it would  grow in value, and now where am I at?"    And  I, seeing how the land lay, softly replied:  "In  . the soup, as are many more who took your advice, as a minister, on mining stock,"and I went  my way.    But  it happened ibat wishing to  pass away the*time till my customary, hour of  retiring.     I    visited'   many    hostelries   and  places of amusement, such as are best entered  in the hours of darkness, but I found no signs  gaming or of other amusement.    And   those  that were in these  places, told me that a new  prophet'had arisen named Hezekiah, who   at  the bidding of Joseph' was seeking to  render  the city of Victoria wholesome  in the eyes of  the Lord.    Furthermore  that strangers   visiting   thi3   peculiar  city   would    be cautioned  against spending   their money  foolishly,  and  lest.they be tempted   to stay  one hour longer  in" this city than the nature of their   business  absolutely  enjnns, that  every inducement to  delay  their   departure   is   taken   from their  paths.    And  so the  merchants   wait around  their  stores for the  Klondyke   outfitter who  cometh  not,  whilst   their brethren in   Vancouver waxeth fat on the goods of this   world  day by day, and praiseth the bounty of Joseph,  who being the head of the law,-  noticeth not  that in Vancouver the law is not too strictly  enforced.    So that in the city of  Vancouver  ^ere are  thirty-eight gambling   dens,   and  many other places where  the hardy  prospector can be  separated  from the change which  he will not need in his northern travels, and  which will be   much more useful if   kept in  irculation amongst the constituents of Joseph,  whilst in the .city of Victoria there is no  change of any kind save when the disconsolate merchant wendeth to the bar and mur-  mureth "this time, straight." But here must  I waitin patience till the day appointed for  the convening of parliament, as I have weighty  matters to discuss with the advisers of  Charles As, And though many times have I  sought audience of Joseph, I have not seen him  for he is at all times engaged in drafting  special bills to be passed, or in consultation  with the chief, lobbyist of the "Sleepy Are,"  who is a bigmanrand very smooth. And of  his smoothness I will speak more in my next'  ?ntrT- ' .        Sammy Pepys.  ��� LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  The big chimney at the Trail smelter is almost completed.;' "   ,:  Irishmen and the sons of Irish parents, living in Nelson, a.e making preparations to fit-,  tingiy observe the anniversary of St.-Patrick.  , 0. J. Johnson, who is the owner of *a number of good claims on Moyiejake, reports that  he has formed a partnership .with ' Captain  Sanborn of Seattle and that they are about to  sell a number, of claims to a ��� large English  company'. ���  The Joe-L ?due Mining and Transportation  Company, Dawson City, has gone into the  .handss'of a Receiver. One of the managers of  company, named Whitney, skipped with a  large sum of company money,'which necessitated the failure. Joe Ladue located the town-  site of Dawson and is reputed to be worth a  great deal of money.  The probabilities are more than ever certain  that a majority of the canneries on the Fraser  will not operate this- teason. The canners  want 20 license-, while the fishermen are only  willing to concede 10. Now the fishermen  iilrve'c'ome to ihe decisien that each cannerv  should only have one. They are. petitioning  the government to this effect.  The smoking concert given last evening by  the Nelson Hockey Club was a success socially  a..d financially. Those taking part in the  entertainment were : Messrs. Diwnes, Biker,  Stutter, Honeyman, Jeffs, Thompson, Davidson, Partridge, Chambers, Campbell, Shaw,  Foster and Blackwood. The feature of the  evening was, of course, the trapeeze work of  Mr. Downes.  Ten of the stamps of the new 40-stamp mill  at the Ymir mine were dropped one  day last  week.    The others  will   be dropped in a day  or two,   when the   Ymir   will  be   the  largest  stamp mill in operation in British Columbia.  The 50-ton concentrator, of the Dundee mine  has started, so that the race  between  the two  best known rnines of  Ymir in  getting  their  machinery.in working order  has   resulted   in.  what is practically a dead heat.  A $5ooNUGGET.  The discovery of gold at the Butcher point  on Lightning  creek in 1861 was one of  those  casualties that affords the theoretical miner a  plausible argument' in support,of  a Biblical  quotation  "that gold is   where they  find it,"  and   should the  same   theoretical   miner   be  fortunate in a newly discovered   mining camp  to ~:et a rich  claim, which often   happens, he  forgets all about his pet theory, and   assumes .  to know more about "Plaster Mines,"   as he.���  terms it, than all the old miners in the country, says the B.���C. Mining Journal.    Joe Gil- .  more, tha discoverer, of the Butcher point, was  a good coal miner, but  a; tenderfoot as far as .  his knowledge of gold mining was concerned ;  he had no idea of looking for or finding gold L-  where his footsteps directed him on.that memorable occasion..    The    same    circumstance  might have occurred in the days of  Solomon,  for we learn ministers of the Gospel  describe*  gold as "filthy lucre"   when , they  preach to  their congregations  "thit silver runs inleads  and gold is where they find it."   ,Joe Gilmore  was not prospecting for gold at the"time of his  lucky  strike,   he was out attending   to more  important business to, himself, and,   while so,  engaged- in  & stooping   position, . somewhat ���  abstractedly picked a. few smooth.rocks  from-,  the gravel at his  feet, and  in doing this was  more* than surprised' to find three small   nuggets of gold.    They  were not  all of the same.-  size, but each piece   made Joe's eyes protrude  from their sockets as,he looked at them in be-'  wilderment.    How did this gold get here? was ���  ail that  Joe could   think   of at  the   moment..  Some one must have lost it out of their pocket,  and he felt  his  own   to make sure it was not  hisj then   he   thought  thai  one  of the   men  working on the Whitehall   claim   might have  dropped  them   there.     This   latter   thought  seemed so   reasonable,  to   him, that  he went  back   to   the  c��bin    and   informed   his   two  chums, Tom Archdale'and Charley McH.irdr,  of his good luck.    The two friends were practical   miners from Australia.    They listened-  to Joe's story and   winked a wink of intelligence at each   other as they hastened  to the  spot with pick, pan and shovel, to   make developments.      A hole was soon   made and a  pan   of   dust   taken   from it,   which,  when  washed, yielded an ounce and a half of coarse  gold.    The discovery was' told to a few friends  and the  whole flat located.    Gilmore,   Arch-  dale and McHardy  got the discovery  claims  at the lower end; Geo. Nye, Blucher and   the  Howel Bros,  took next and  John   Duffy got  about  two hundred   feet  at the  upper  end.  These were the first claims   around   Cariboo  that were worked  on  the  hydraulic   system.  Common canvas hose and a brass nozzle such  as were used on fire engines in the early days  performed     the    work     successfully.      The  Butcher claim   which paid   best  gave the location   its   popular  name of   Butcher point,  where  the largest   piece  of   solid gold ever  found in the Cariboo district was taken from.  Its weight approximated  30 ounces and was  valued at $500. '  UUIPIUIH!AWlW!flUI  A^tiBiMWMlMfttfa^ ��  THE ECONOMIST.  AN HISTORICAL INCIDENT.  IIS:  The War of 1812���The Capture of Fort Niagara  ���The Burning of Buffalo���The  Man  Who Fired the Town.  The following hitherto unpublished statements relating to the war of 1812-14 are extracted from Statement of Services of the late  M 1 j.)'r-Gen��ral Richard Say Armstrong, who,  as lieutenant, acted as adjutant to the British  artillery in Canada during the war of 1812  and 1813 with the United State*:���,  "19th December,   1813.    Assault  and Capture of   Fort Niagara,.State  of,New  York ���  Thejissaulting force was 580 men; the American garrison 429; 60 of the enemy  killed; 14  officers, 12 sergeants  and 318  rank and   file  taken prisoners,  including  wounded.    Ahout,  20 made their escape over the walls of the fort.  We captured 27 nieces of ordnance and 3,000  PtHiid of ami*.    On   25th   December,   1813, I  w"hs sent with two guns to destroy   two of  the  enemy's ve��sels u��>der Black Rock, and forced  ttiera   to   run   ashore     On   27th   December  Lieut-Col. Drummond moved up to the  ferry  opposite Black Rook, with a force of 1,350 men  .under Major-General Riall.    On the  night of  the 30th the troops crossed the" Niagara River  under  cover of   the fire ��� of   ail the  artillery  under   Captain Bridge and as  soon as their  landing   was   effected   we   likewise   crossed.  "Enemy's force wa�� from 2,000 to 2,500  men.  They fled  from   Black Rock   to   the town of  Buffalo  about 21-2  miles   distant.    We followed in   close   pursuit.    The  enemy   again  fl, d, followed by all the inhabitants of Buffalo  1 received orders from   General Riall to  burn  the town   of   Buffalo,   in  retaliation   for the  burning of Newark, which,   with the aid  of  one gun detachment, I did, with the exception  of one detatcbed house,   which"we left  standing, because  there was a female in it  badly  wounded, who must have perished if  she had  been removed out into the snow, and who,  I  afterwards had   the   satisfaction of   hearing,  had recovered,  although  she had  been   shot  through the  body   and tomahawked   in the  head by an Indian.    The United States  ships  of war 'Chippewa,'  'Little Belt,', and  'Trip-  pie,' were burned by the infantry.    On our return to Black Rock I was ordered to burn  it,  which was done.    We took 130 prisoners and  6 guns.   Our killed,   wounded and   missing  113."  The foregoing is an account of some of the  numerous affairs on the Niagara frontier in  which the General was engaged, and moot of  which, though small affairs, were very perilous to those engaged, especially on the British side, who, from the vicinity of the State of  New York, were greatly out-numbered, many  officers being victims of the backwoods riflemen, who were especially employed to pick  out the British officrs, and who were in tbe  habit of climbing trees'for that purpose. The  General's brother] Ensign Henry Armstrong,  fell in this way, shot in the lungs, and surviving only five days. He belonged to the  Canadian Fencible Regiment. The late General, who, it is believed, was the only  British  officer who went right through the war, being  (excepting: two slight  skirmishes) prtsent  in  every   action and   consequently   undergoing  very great  risk, was fortunate enough  to receive only a slight wound, in the leg,  though  he   had several horses  killed  and   wounded  under    him.     The   Americans   during   the  war made  five different invasions of Canada  every one of which was repulsed, with loss of  several of their generals taken prisoners.    The  snow rendered operations   very difficult and  severe, the   troops  being   frequently without  sh^H^r.   The General ri'id seen much service  in oth^r part4* of the world; and had  suffered  both from 'Yellow   fever and Jamaica   fever  durin   over half a century (54 years) of active  service.    He winds up  his statement of service as   follows:    "I   may  perhaps   be  permitted  to mention   thit  my father, the late  Richard Hirst Armstrong, surgeon 10th Royal  Veteran Battalion  after passing   the greater  part of  his  Life in   hU  Majesty service, was  drowned at the shipwreck of the"Harpooner,"  transport at Cape Race, Newfoundland, when  on his  voyage home with his regiment from  Canada, on 10th  November,   1816, together  with my mother, two sisters and a brother.    I  was the   eldest son; one  sister, Mrs.   Maude,,  having been   saved   from   the   wreck.    His  second s m, Ensign Henry Armstrong, died on  16th November,  1813, of wou ids  received in  action at Chrystler's  Farm, Canadi, on  11th  N mrnhsr, 1813, ��*hot throaajh the lungs.    He  belonged to the C madi in Fencible Regiment.  His third son, tl >r iti >   Armstrong, killed by  accident in   the streets   of Quebec in   1808;  knocked down by   a sleigh; skull fractured.  H13 youag33t daughter died in Quebec, 1809,  the only  msmbar  of the family who  as yet  died a natural death.    (Signed)  R.  T. Armstrong, Mapr General fr>m Riyal Artillery."  This statement of services rendered to   his  country  obtained  for    Mijor-Generai   Armstrong the good  service pension of ��100 per  annum;    He died at Lucerne, Switzerland, in  1865.  The Revelstoke curlers and hockeyists  are sending teams to take part in the Ross-  land Carnival.  That excellent mining publication, the  Silvertonia7it reports the ore shipments  from Silverton for last week 140 tons, divided  as follows : The Vancouver Group shipped  one car on Tuesday, and another carload is to  be sent out to-day, all consigned to the Trail  B. C. From the Wakefield Mines, 60 tons or  three carloads were shipped on Tuesday to  San Francisco, CaL, and two carloads to the  Hall Mines Smelter at Nelson, on Friday.  Although the Wakefield Mines' shipments for  the week total 100 tons, our table of ore shipments only credit it with 80, owing to our  crediting this mine with 20 tons Saturday,  which although lying on the warf failed to be  shipped until Tuesday of last week. The  state of the roads are again becoming bad,  owing to the continued thaw, but as yet has  not interfered with the freighting.  There Must be Something Wrong.  When earth produces free and fair  The golden waving corn,  \yhen fragrant fruits perfume the air  And fleecy flocks are shorn,  Whilst thousands move with aching head  And chant this ceaseless song:  "We starve we die, oh, give us bread!"  There must be something wrong.  When wealth is wroughtwhile seasons roll  Across the fruitfut soil,  When luxury from pole to pole  Reaps fruit from human toil,  When from a thousand one alone,  Fn plenty rolls along,  And others scarce a joy have known,  There must he something wrong.  When poor men's tables waste away  To barrenness and drought  Therernust be something wrong to pay  That's worth the finding out;    .  With surfeits one great table bends  The while a famished throng  Fiirht for the crust the board extends���  There must be something wrong.  Then let the law give equal right   .  Toowealthy and to poor;  Let freedom crush the hand of might���  We ask for nothing more:  Until the system is begun  The burden of our song  It shall and can. be only one:  There must be something wrong.  Toronto's population is now given as 244,-  581, an increase of about 18,000 over that of  last year.  Victor Napoleon Bonaparte is bloviating  about " the glorious name I am proud to bear  ���Napoleon," Prince Victor may well conjure  with Napoleo i's name. Itisthe only attribute of the first Napoleon that.any of his descendants have inherited.  A very queer man in the matter of dress  w,ts the late Duke of Portland.. His eccentric  grace always, it appears, ordered three frock  co i��s to every suit. When the weather was  hot, he wore one only, when it was a little  h-ss hot two, and when it was cool all three.  Besides these, he always kept three great-  coals in wear, so that when winter came on  he wore three frock coats and one greatcoat,  as it advanced three frock coats  and two greatcoats, while, when  there was a real frost, he turned out in all the  six.  Th3mone3r for   the  final   payment on   Le  Roi stock   is   in New York, and under  the  terms of  the   contract  between   the    British  America Corporation and the Turner minority  interests will be paid   on  or before  the  3lEt  day of the present month.     This   final  payment is $3.12-| per share, the balance of the  $7 25 having been  already paid    over.     In  addition to this $7.25 per share,  the Turner.,  interests are to receive the proceeds of all  the*  matte and ore in the smelter at the time  the  deal was closed.     This will amount to about  $1 per share additional, making the stock net  the sellers  about $8.2.5 per   share,    or   the  equivalent of $4,125,000 for the  property.-������"  Spokesman-Review.  imnmMimuiiinuMm��ia��wiun����Bngm  ummmmMmmmmmMmmxim^��m& THE ECONOMIST  A WOMAN'S "NO,'!.  ���&'  She was very charming, the little Countess  Fifine, which was admitted even by designing  mammas with marriageable daughters at their  disposal, who; in summing up the various  imperfections of others than their own in the  matrimonial mart, were wont, owing to some  utterly incomprehensible impulse, to pass by  la belle Americaine without comment or  criticism; save, perhaps, a faintly murmured  ' " Dieu !" with eves turned heavenward, which  might mean something or nothing���one of  those miserable innuendoes of society which,  hit or miss, it matters not to, the thoughtless  or unprincipled directors of them.  A product of international barter, American  gold for a foreign title, the little .countess, a  fascinating widow at twenty five, was engaged  at,the arduous though interesting task of  deciding as to the ..respective merits of two  aspirants for matrimonial honors, based on  her beauty and fortune.  Raoul, Count de , a typical Frenchman, was charming ;' and,,that said, his admirers were silent from necessity. That  said, all was said.. But the little counters  was reasonable enough to ask for something  more.  The other suitor, Donald Stuart, who, as  the count said, was " only an American, and,"  he was wont to add, " worse yet, a journalist,  one of those newspaper fellows, who always  look hungry, mon Dieu 1 and talk about,  their 'dens.'"  But the countess did not seem to find this  an objection���at least, an insurmountable  one ; at which the .Frenchman, with a dark  look in his handsome eyes, would murmur,  with a discreetly veiled sneer :  " What a pity that Madame le Countess  were not more aristocratic in her tastes !"    ;  But he soon forgot this shortcoming in  gazing into her eyes which he likened to  diamond stars set in onyx, so dark were the  drooping lashes, or comparing her tresses,  which were like burnished copper, to an  amber net which would hold his poor heart  forever. *  And what was Donald doing  meanwhile���  Donald,  who was   only   a   newspaper    man,  with a clear brain, a loyal   heart,  and   able,  helpful hands ;   a man whom you would  feel  it an insult to associate with   a  dishonorable  thought; and one who, in giving his heart  to  a woman, gave her an object   worthy   of her  acceptance ?    And yet the  countess* had   refused him.     Why ?   It was doubtless if even  she   could   tell   you.     A   woman's  caprice,  which she knew at the time to be without the  shadow of an excuse.    Something had  vexed  her ;   and she, usually a sensible woman, had  fancied, under the influence of that vexation,  that the journalist was too confident  in  his  avowal of love.     There had been  no, abject  prayer for her favor,, such as the count uttered  daily, and she happened to be in  a   mood  to  resent it,  although  at  the  same   time  her  foolish little heart was bemoaning  the possibility of having lost him forever.     Not  that  she admitted it, even to herself, or allowed  any tell-tale witnesses. Oh, no ! for she  was a woman ; but the clever brain, heart-  directed, went to work at once to repair the  mischief done. She would recall him���not  as a favor to herself, not at all, but as a very  great doom to him. But how?  m The countess had become, a good Catholic ;  and her favorite priest at the confessional  was a good old abbe who took all young  people and their love affairs into his big,  affectionate heart, and gave them fatherly  sympathy and advice. She would go to him  that very afternoon��� not to confess her folly  direct, but to give a hint of it, perhaps broad  enough to lead the good father to some general  observations and advice, which might serve  for her direction.  And an hour later the capricious little lady,  soberly clad in black, and closely veiled, was  on her way to the cathedral. It was not the  usual hour for confession. But so much the  better. The good priest was generally about;  and at this time she could consult him with  greater freedom.  The church, dimly lighted by waxen tapers,  seemed quite deserted, and she swiftly made  her way, toward the confessional where.she  was wont to receive absolution. Yes, a  slight sound within convinced her that the  abbe was in attendance, his portly form  hidden from sight, as was the custom. And,  evidently believing an honest confession as  good for the heart as for the soul, la petite  countess, after a preliminary presentation of  various fancied sins both of commission and  omission, discreetly broached the subject  which was occupying her heart.  " You have wronged some one, you say,  daughter ?" said the low, muffled voice of the  priest.    " 'Tis a grievous sin."  " True father."  " And atonement must be made."  " I am ready, father."  "The nature of your offeme ? Tell roe,  daughter."  " A deception, reverend father."  " Deception ? That is bad. And whom  hast thou wronged���man or woman ?"  " Man," came very faintly from the veiled  lips of the countess. l "How must I atone  for my ; fault?" "Repent, daughter, of thy  .'sin, and seek forgiveness of him whom thou  has wronged. For toe penitent there is  absolution. But tell me further of thine  offense. The heart is a sh^re, and oft doth  council wrongly. Hast thou trifled cvvith the  affections of some good man, leading him to  believe in a love which only was feigned ?"  "Oh, no, father���quite the reverse. For I  diddeny the love which really existed.  Silence for a moment ; -and then it was no  longer the priest but the man who spoke.  " Fifine, my angel ! Forgive the deception.  Our good abbe was called away an hour  since; and, as I saw you hastening toward the  confessional, I was tempted beyond myself  to personate him to you for a few brief  moments, hoping���nay, k believing:���that I  should find you mine in spite of that cruel  VNo,' Forgive me, sweetheart. See���it is  "I who come to you for' ab-ukuion.      Bs   true m  to your heart.     Come to me.    Be my wife."  A moment she hesitated, love struggling for  the mastery.  "Twice I have told you 'No,'"  she said; the love in her eyes quite veiled up,  in the drooping lashes ; but it would not stay  hidden in her voice. " Two negatives ought  to be sufficient," she whispered.   ,  " They are, sweetheart, for they mean 'yes.'  Ah ! let the lover who rebels at his lady's  ' No' but make her say it twice, and he has  won her. This, cherie, is a lover's philosophy,  and the whole bewildering secret of a woman's ;  'No.'"���27ie Mecca.    ,,.  MEN AND WOMEN.  The' Duke and Duchess of York have been  staying as guests of Lord and Lady Mount  Stephen,-at Brocket Hall, near Hatfield.  Lady Mount Stephen is a favorite of the.  Duchess, who has known her for many years,  and she was a favorite lady-in-waiting of the  late Duchess of Teck's.  Ma}r Agnes Fleming was a native" of St.  John, N. B. She was a very prolific writer of  romances for the story papers, and a large  numberof her novels have been published in  the cheap libraries, as well as many that are  'not hers, but having been written since her  I'eath, have bten accudiud to her in order to  give them circulation.  The health of the young Duke of Albany is  again said to be giving cause for anxiety.'  The low-lying fields of Eton do not agree  with him, and he has removed from there a  week before the term expires. He is *one of  the most delicate of the Queen's grandchildren, but he is said to be one (f the  cleverest. His disposition strongly resembles  that of the late Prince Consort���so .that he is  naturally a great  favorite with Her  Majesty  The Czar is a man of good moral. < ourtge.  He has had a iotm pa {-end nit ire ly with  caricatures of himself. He gave ciders that a  collection of all caricatures of his royal self  that had* appeared in foreign journals should  be procured; and he is delighted with his  scheme, for when he feels dull he goes into  this room and has good laugh. The Ozaritsa  is a clever caricaturist, and some of her efforts  are said to be quite as funny as any of thoe  in the foreign journals.  It is not generally known that the Queen  has an absolute right to control the custody,  and to direct the education, during their  minority, of all the branches of the royal  family. This is no dead letter law in the ca��e  of Her Majesty. She is kept constantly informed of all that concerns the education of  her Britsh grandchildren, anl the names nf  prospective tutors and governesses, together  with what is supposed to be their q'lalifici-  tions, are always subnvtted to Her Mitjesty  before any appointment is tnad'j. j!  a^i^KKhMimwiK^ffi^awjauj^iiaaawM;  8UUIMIUimU����MBd��MmjM��a^^ 8  THE EtOEO��TST.  Women's Mirror.  Physicians and philosophers  praise the bicycle for one important revolution it has brought  about, even though they find objections to it in other respects.  They agree that it has induced the  women whj ride bicycles to wear  shoes that dress the feet without  squeezing them out of shape.  FFE  Once Tried no Family will 'Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  E  ��� Basket ball on roller skates is one  of the fads introduced this winter,  and no mitterhov long it willdast  its debut will surely be something  of a novelty. This sport is but an  off^pringof ice hockey, cycle skating and foot ball.  ��� . Miss Weston, wh*> is well known  for her"7work among i he sailors, ha��  just, had an interview with the  Queen at Windsor, who i�� keenly  interested in her htlmrs. Her Majesty recently gave a "Cabin" to  the Sailors'Re^t, at D iver>po"t, arid  Miss Weston rek<e.i to the' Queen  an incident of a sick sailor who,  after having' been placerl in the  cabin, <asked if the Q teen really  gave the cabin out of her private  pocket. When told it was true, the  sailor said: "I would not have believed it unless I had se,on it.' She  has been my Q i^en always Now  she \-' my, friend." ��� Miss Weston  hays i he Queen wept on hearing  this simple story.  The Marchioness of Lansdowne,  wife of , the Secretary of State for  War, and former Governor-General  for Canada, opened the Canadian  bazaar which was held at the residence of Lord Brassey, London,  England, on the 30th. ult. The  object of the bazaar is to aid the  Clergy Endowment Fund of the  Diocese of Qu'Appelle, in the Northwest Territories.  A quaint fad of the queen's, to  which she exacts strict obedience,  is the wearing of the kilts at Balmoral, not only by, all the male  members of her family, but also  byall the the gentlemen in attendance and by the servants. It is  a hobby that is productive of a  good deal of dissatisfaction, for the  kilt is an extremely trying garb.  -One has to have a pair of uncommonly brawny and well-shaped  legs in order to set off this somewhat barbaric attire to advantage,  and, with the exception of 'her  Scotch gillies, good legs are woefully scarce among her majesty's  CARLEY& PEEL, Nelson, B.C.,  Agents for the Kootenay.  uver, B.C.  entourage. The Duke of York  looks even more puny than ever  in Highland garb, wnich he is  nolens volens com peled to d->n the  verv moment he crosses the border.  LaKt year, when he went north to  Balmoral, the express-train by  which he wa-s traveling with the  duchess was unexpectedly stopped  at the station on the border line  Much amusement was created when  it was subsequently announced  that the express, with its hundreds  of passengers and all the Scoltiah  mail, had been stopped for some  twenty minutes in order to permit  hin royal highness to remove his ]  "breeks"and to array himself in  full Highland costume.  T'j'idies calling on the Pope have  to wear a prescribed costume con-  listing of a blank, high-necked  gown, no bonnet, and a olack lace  mantilla worn Spanish fashion  over the head. At a recent reception,  some American ladie-, not knowing this regulation, appeared in  low-necked gowns. The Pope was  much put out at this faux pas, and  commissioned a cardinal to tell the  ladies that their costumes were  unsuited for the occasion. The  cardinal, who prides himself on  being a man of the world, broke it  to the ladies in this tactful manner:  " The Pope is old-fashioned, and  does not like decollete dress, but  for my part, I have been so much  among savages that I do not mind  them." :  v  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan'Building, Vancouver.  70 Bus-sin "hall St., London.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents  Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Ordi-rs executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by    ���  <.    Fire. ��� Marine i\isks covered. - ,       *    '  Life, Accident and Boiler .Insurance in the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted."  Miners" Outfits Insured.  ,  Loans   and  Mortgages   -.Negotiated.    Estates  Managed   and   Rents  "Collected.   Debentures bought and sold. .    .  i  %  GENERAL   -   FINANCIAL  AGENTS.  mtu^xzmzrzazzzzzxs  The handsomest carpets are  those which nearest approach nature's carpeting of the woods and  fields. Nature abhors masses of  brilliant, unveiled coloring on her  surface and shows no large stretches  of pure, unmitigated green, but  modifies her verdure by delicate  touches of russet and yellow and  brown and red; witness any  meadow clothed in natural grasses,  untouched by the gardener's art.  =gat:'->��JULAXrz=ieCMIl*.!AL>!LU!��JX3a3f.  BZBzmaazcm  COAIHANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  well dressed.  . Those who wear garments  cut and tailored bv us will re-  ceive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns   are  marvels    of I  good quality, good  style and  good       workmaship.       The  value is great/  c *y.��������ii*ti��W.?iww���irM'. ���Mi^^-^i^<rj>*^<'rf^yft'.gyj-^^^��.��.-M-t^.AJ..J..-3y.TiCftrw ,��  .������"���* ^p.-*...^-^:^.��^i��m��� t��� ��   _  I  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A* PROSSER, Manager.  Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers  SSCUITS AND CO/V/F*  ������ S*�� K&or CARLEY VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  momfgismMmtimmsimmmsmmmmmmm THE ECONOMIST.  SHORT    STORIES.  ��>,  A petty newspaper of tha Midi,  which had long been at the point  of death, has just found an ingenius  means of closing its career brilliantly. "Taking advantage of the  national festivities which will be  occasioned by the arrival of the  Czar, the illustrious friend of  France, this journal will cease to be  published."  it. I should be justified in knocking him off;" and then he added,  with great vehemence: "D���n him  ���and I would do it, too, without  the slightest hesitation!"  It is said that on account of their  depth and coldness the waters of  Lake, Superior do not give up their  dead. A recent traveller there  asked the captain of a Lake Super-  ior steamer why he carried life-  preservers, the water being so cold  that one could not long survive immersion. "Oh,? was the nonchalant reply, "we carry the corks so  that it will be easier to recover the1  bodies 1"  r  Arditi prints . in his reminiscences a pleasant little mot of Rossini. When Mme. Arditi was first  presented to him, the great composer bowed and said: "Now 1  know why Arditi composed 'II  Bacio' ('The Kiss')." Again, when  Arditi had done Rossini some  trifling service, the composer was  .profuse in thanks, and cordially  offered him as a souvenir "one of  my wigs," which were arranged on  stands on the chiffonier.  Dean    Pigou   once   unwittingly  married   a  man to   his   deceased  wife's sister, which  i3 against the  English  law.    The  verger,  whose  Hjusiness'-il was to settle the matter  about the bans, was at once  cro.cs-  examined.    "Oh, yes, vicar,"  said  he;   "I   koowed    right    well.      I  knowed the parties." "But why did  you not  tell   me?    I should have  forbidden them."    "Well,  vicar, it  was just  this way,  you  see:    One  of the parties was  eighty-four and  t'other  eighty-six.    I says to myself, 'Lord, it; can't last long; let'em  wed, and bother the laws.' "   ;  While Lowther Yates was master  of Catharine Hall, at Cambridge,  he was cordially disliked by one of  the tutors, known as "Cardinal  Thorp." The latter was lecturing  one day on the law of extreme necessity, which justified a man in  disregarding the life of; another in  order to . insure his own safety  He said: "Suppose Lowther Yates  and I were struggling in the water  for a plank which would not hold  two, and  that he got possession of  An amusing and characteristic  anecdote of Thomas Carlyle is  given in Mrs. Ross's "Early Days  Recalled." She says: "One afternoon my mother had a discussion  with him on German literature;  her extraordinary eloquence and  fire prevailing, Carlyle lost his  temper, and burst forth in his  Scotch tongue; 'You're just a wind-  bagl' I had been listening with all  my ears, and, conceiving him to be  very rude, interrupted him by saying: 'My papa always says men  should be civil to, women/ for  which pert remark I got a scolding  from my mother; but Mr. Carlyle  was not offended, and turning to  her, observed: 'Lucie, that child of  yours has an eye for an inference.' "  An amusing example of the Irish  man's   pronunciation   occurs in   a  story told of the late Dr. Todd, (he  Irish  archaeologist, who,  although  a great scholar, was not above perpetrating  a  practical   joke.     The  London  Spectator   tells  the  sio-y  and says: , A very learned Englishman went  to  Dublin  to examine  some manuscripts in the library of  Trinity college and  was of   course  introduced to Dr.  Todd, who  one  day in conversation  told him  thai  there was in Trinity  college a curious instance  of the  survival of a  habit   dating from the time of   the  Danes; that as  a   certain  hour   of  the afternoon���I think 6 o'clock���  a porter went the,round of the college ringing a bell and   calling out  in a loud vo:ce, "The Dane's in the  hall," when all the students rushed  from  their rooms  to repel   the in-  vaders.    So the learned hut   somewhat incredulous  Englishman   repaired to   the college at 6  o'clock,  and, sure enough,   what Dr.  Todd  had told him came to pass,  which  he gravely related on his reuirn   to  England.    The summons of course  referred to the dean.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  At  PRICES  COMPLETELY  OUT-OF-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  ete  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON STREET, NELSON, B. C.  ANGELES.  Mug 10e\new  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy CovefEVERY WEEK.  EST PRICED  Mining Journal on the PACIFIC coast.  Subscription $2 a Year.  Single Copies^ cents.  SEND    FOR  ple Copy��� free  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Ajsgete Cat.  rrinro'TrBinrru'^^  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson ' Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work-  JOHN RAB, AGENT  ^'OJL��Jt5lJULJLJUlMJML  to  est Kootenay Butch  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  vS  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mailorders receive careful attention.     ',.'...  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  |   kept in stock.        ..'':''��� .    '  I E. G TRAVES, taager.  i ;0  THE ECONOMIST  I I  81  How to Become a British Subject.  Many    people are  ignorant   re-  iranling the conditions upon which  tljev   can  become naturalized as  British subjects, and in view of the  new   placer    mining   amendment  th-il re?tricts this industry to Britishers we have thought, it well  to  make the matter,clear.     The only  necessities for a person   to   become  naturalized are that the'   applicant  is a person of good character and  lias resided in- the  Dominion   for  Lhree years.     The applicant makes  oath  of residence and   takes   the  oath of allegiance before any of the  following persons.:     A judge of', a  court of record in Canada, a  com-  - missioner authorized  to administer  oaths in  any   court   of   record in  Canid.i, a c ���mni'^sjoner authorized  ��� by  the  Governor-General   to  take  oaths under the N itur.alizationact,  a, justice of the ppane of the'counfry  or district where the  alien   re-ides,  a-notary public, a stipendiary magistrate or a police magistrate;    The  forms  of   oath*   to   be subscribed,  to are as follows :  OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.  J ,. . * ,     do    swear  that,in    the   period    of   preceding this date I have resided   years   in   the  Dominion   of  Canada, with intent to settle therein, witti-out having been during  Hu'ch years a stated resident in any foreign country. So  help n,e God!  OATH OF ALLEGIANCE  , . .' do sincerely promise and swear that I shall be  faithful and bear true allegiance  to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, as  lawful sovereign of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland, and of the Dominion of  Canada, dependent on��and belonging to the said kingdom, and that  I will defend her to the utmost  of my power against all traitorous  conspiracies or attempts whatever  which shall.be made against her  person, crown and dignity, and  that I will do my utmost endeavor  to disclose and make known to  Her Majesty, her hei rs or successors,  all treason or traitorous conspiracies, and attempts, which I shall  know to be against her or any of  them ; and all this I do swear  without any equivocation, mental  evasion or secret reservation. So  help me God.  These oaths are subscribed to by  the parson applying for naturalization and are certified to by the  officer before whom the oaths are  taken, and who, being satisfied  that the applicant is of good character, shall grant him a certificate  setting out that the proper oaths  have been taken and that there is  no reason why the applicant should  not be granted all the rights and  capacities of a natural horn British  subject. All that now remains is  to have the certificate read in the  Supreme or County court in the  electoral district in which the applicant resides, the certificate is  filed and the, applicant is made  happy with a certificate of naturalization declaring him to be, a  full-fledged British subject.,  ���-xruri: v jwoga  I.  93  WHAT  9  A NAME?  NOTICE.  "VTOTJCE is herefov given that I have deposit ited in theofliceof 1 ho Registrar-General  of Titles, Victoria, plans showing a proposed  dock or wharf and warehouse and approaches  thereto and site to float a boom over the West  Arm of Kootcnay Lake in front oJ lot (or  block) 62a, in the city of Nelson, and the location of the same, together with a description of the proposed sites, and I have deposited a duplicate of each in the oMice ,of the  Honourable the Minister of Public Works, at  the City of OttaAva, Ontario.  Notice is further given that after the expiration of one month" from this date I will apply to His Excellency the Governor-Gencral-  in-Couucil for approval of such plans and description and of the Avorks therm referred to.  Dated at Nelson the llth day of January, 1899  William It. MacLean.  Before buying a  Piano 0R  Or��:aii  Go to Pain ton's, the ���  ART &IVSUSIC CO., NELSON  It is not what's in'the name- but what's in the-store  ��  . to which  We wish to Direct Your Attention. I  We carry the most complete ��� stock' of general,, Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder,' Caps and  Fuse, and all Miners'Supplies ever'brought into the country  c ( '  Give us a Call    Prices Right  Largest Tent and Unfiling 'FMoiy in tin Columbia  Boo.ts, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Qpp. Postoffice.  "  '   , r,  VV HEN" you buy ���. ��� o{  OKELL& MORRIS' u NCLL a '  Preserves^  mosbsthui rreseives  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  . J. QUINLAN, D. D.S,  DENTJST  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics.  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, fvlgr.  Stand   Opposite   Central   Fruit   Store  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Currah, Proprietor.  T. S. Goee.       H. Burnet.       J. H. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial and  Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown  Grants and Abstract ��f Tiileto Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,  - - -  British Columbia  o(   you set what are pure British Columbia' Are absolutely the  o(   fruit and'sngar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  TEAS AMD.COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salsda and Upton's Teas.      Blue Ribbon Coffee.  ��ND3  Mnno  nyyUu  ^"V *���"��.  rK-  fjs *j  Ml  ���Off?  lull!  f��  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Com mission Agents DeJmonioo  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. Starling  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by cable  VICTOR!A, B. C.  Iff %&  Come in and   inspect   our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mporte  Easa'  araware,  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.  m or Healtla and Happiness  ir  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200  BBLS.  i * c g  Thomson Stationery Co, Ltd  -NTelsoiig B. C  eiLVIFS HUNGARIAN -and- 06ILWFS BLEMORA.  OGILVIE   - MILLING   r  COMPANY  G: M. Leishman, Victoria, 'Agent f.w British Cnlumhia.  Mr. and Mrs. P. J.   Russell   are  You c:>.it be;iiitifya h >mely, hu'u-e  taking in the RoRslund carnival,     j l>y furni.-hing \\ la* efu11 v,ancl you    jc:in   []i;ir liie  l.e.uny   <>i   ;i    perfect  Roderick F.  Tolmie, mining re-j room by  ^.lpi-iii^   n-^nitabltj and  corder, left for Creston, this   morn-! unjr^ii.l�� fun-iiuro.  mg.  ��  Pi  tee  ��  9  J. H. Bo^es, barrister,   has   re-'  turned from a trip to California.     !  com  rs, basnes an  irned Work  5  5-5 H  J K 1  j  sitings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable.  THOS. GK  *�����*.=���������������i���*��~-��rr*.~li Mifti' nr"^���**n<*''"1  Charles Parsons, the well-known , ^ Mie^^ka^^  ,. , L   .  '   . .   .    .,   ! s ��Bi^>!in3iOsn^  mmerciai traveller, is m the city.! _  ~iumhmg  and .���������;��� ;���  ; Heating,,.  NeJso'ri.��� -  Miss Lillie   went over  to Ross-  land this morning. ���  The Methodist  Church buildinr !  in Nelson is being greaily improved j Jo��ePhh'e stre���t  by the addition of electric light and'���   otii^r conveniences.  ^    n  -. j   vWljUliiiUi t       ^i,       i 2 ��>,:! U ! ��� I i u  i  ^  !  ��  Time TahJs No. Se.  f:i ln!<(> fff- >���!  ;l{  53 ��  i-i. ii:i .-<-:��� 'ini-iy. March  lii'i,   i.S!!S.    "i 1-iiii-s    in**   !i:i    !\;cilie  Si.uulaid i'i.'UL'.  GUI NO NOHTU-LIkai) Down.  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  Fresh Candies and Tropical Frosts.  !    Lv.   Victoria  for   Njuiu-  iin;) ami Wo! 1 > :ivctc��ii   Ar. X;i:i!iiii!ii   | ' Ar. Wellington   ^.       Agents for  victoria colonist  . Seattle Times   .  s..p. bulletin '���  ��� .  S F. Cam.  Nelson Economist   ,  Nelson Minee,.   ...''���:  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  a DeleGiOyst.  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  -Fresh Daily From  NELSON   BAKERY.  ���    i  ��t Sunday  .\..U.  !):<:()  lUr'JO  12:1-5  P.M.  ���J.(K)  7:1H  7-Mo  tit  ��*  (JOTNG SOUTH���Uka u Yv.  J   i',:,'i!V"j Saturday  I     ' "���    j. & Sunday  Arrive'" -Vict ���>via ...,.;..'. j    Yi\)l.  Leave Nanainwi fdi-A'ic-'  S:i!)  tona ....;   Leave    Wellington    lb!  Victoria.'..... ....;........  ��� 8:1T>  \       For  rates   and ��� .'.inform*} {'ion   a;-;  3   CoinnanvV-(itiifcs.  2; a. nliNsaiULjj,,  * '        '"resident. F.I. !���', PRIOR,,  P.M.  8:00  4:S8  ���_ 4:2.5  ly  at the  when you order  matches. Then  you.; will".; be sure  of having the best.  mr, =aar��r^a.-L- jmi r^.^^rrrr a  General K. land i'u.KS. A-g'l.    &Q&&&&&3^&Z&3��&&$'%&3%r7}'&Z:-5  'J. 12  THE ECONOMIST.  fl  I' K'  I. $  ���J  ] i"  li/f  I  .   I!  I' L1  TUR  EETON & CO.,  Liquors  "Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flonr and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster cM%sasB-  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  KOOTENAYBRANCH  NELSON, B.C.  r��  OANADiA  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  *N0  S00 LINE  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from aJI parts of  Canada and tiie United States.  No customs difficulties with baffjyage.  Tonrist cars pass Revelstoke daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto,.Thursday s for Montreal and Boston.  ODDS AND ENDS  Johnny���Th, what does it mean  by " unknown tongue ?"  Pj.���It is the tongue of the silent  woman, my pon. By the way,  ybu nted.i't tell your mother' I  U.ld vou that.  Daily Train  To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Dailv Daily  6:40 p.m.  leaves ��� NELSON- arrives 10:80 p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. , Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.    leaves ���NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Movie:  ,Mon Wed and'Fri. Tues. Thurs and Sat  8 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:f>0 p. in.  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  r��utes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Main line and intermediate  points via Slo-  ��� can City :  Daily Daily  6.30 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  Ascertain  rates  and  full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beasley, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson, B. C, or K. W. DREW, Agent,  Nelson, B, C.  W. F. Anderson, E. j. Coyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,       Dist. Pass. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver B.C.  111 think my Archie is the'1 nios:  painfully sensitive boy I ever eam,''  said  Mrs. Upj >hn..  " Yes ? '  ** When he h'r.st learned that  the earth ' urns around on its axit-  ,il ilit- ratt�� of moie than a thou-  -ai d miles- au hour, it made him  violtru.lv-r-easick."  Parsons Produce Co-  butter, EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS/VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C., and  Dawson City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P.J. RUSSELL,  Manager  Nelson   Branch  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via. Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  ratei, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Bv.������nt or  i '/..  C. P. R. City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  0pp. Custom House, Nelson, B.  A clergy man, famous for, his  i>Pb*ginsi a��� ��ili?ie.=, was once catechizing a Sur.iUy pehool. When comparing himself���ihe pastor of a  church���lo a t>heph��rd, and hip  cdigrtgition to the nh��ep, he put  the following question to ihe  children :  " What <lnes the shepherd do for  the e��h��-ep ?".  To the amusement of those present, a email bov in the front row  piped out:     " Shears them 1"  u  " We," remarks a Missouri editor,  are getting a little tired of this  life insurance business. When  a anan dies nowadays, the first  thing they ask is, * Was he insured,  and for how much...?' The papers  alio generally wind up the obituary  notice with the amount of insurance. Soon the obituary  notices will read something like  this : ' Peter Jones died and left  a wife and two children. Loss  fully covered by insurance.' Or, if  the deceased is not insured, it will  read about as follows :..-���' John  Smith is dead. He leaves a wife.  Total loss ; no insurance.'"  Hockey Sticks,  Hockey Pucks,  Toboggans,  Coasters,  Office and Pocket Diaries, 1899  Th  and  L'td  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  W/NES,   LIQUORS,   HAVANA   CIGARS,  All the leading brands always in stock.  PITHER^LE/SER.  YATES   STREET,  VICTORIA, B.C.


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