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 A\S-:  VOL.  I.  :.^:;J<j^  NELSON,. B,vC,   WEDN^DAY,   J ANU.A'R Y  12,   1898.  NO.  27.  THE NELSON ECONOHI ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley.  .Publisher.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada a"'1 TTnitcd States.  If paid in advance    '      One Year to Great Bri aili. ���.:...-,  ���-,   If paid in advance.   ....?2.00  ���..-.,'. 1.50  .'.-..���,'."-2.50 :  ....  2 00  Remit by Express,  Money .Order,  Draft,-:-P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter. ..'���      - *������$     .���������"���. >.   ���  ���'    ������������'*"������ ���    ,  r ���   -, -.  Correspondence on matters of general, interest resx>ectfully .-.  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--t:liese. columns and. tlie-,:..  interests of readers will be -carefully" guarded "against"'irre-'"  sponsible persons and.worthlessiarijisles.^"-..  : ���/ �����:- ")'���,':���  EDITORIAL COMMENT  ���vtt:. t".  The C. PV"-R. ever, alive- to tins'best' interests  of the country,' are nowl'dk^ebtingv-particular  attention to the' Kootenays-pattd-&-s a: result we  are   experiencing    that ;iricre^s'ed'.3-prosperity  which has been but  awaiting-'the-advent  of  transport facilities ..and  low rT&Xg&tJ.    fTbe   re-,  duced rates-which.came into force^#^\the  *st  inst. are already malting  a  favorably.; impression, up.zm trade.r.;and we are plea.secl:.!:&$ think,.  upon the earnings of the cotnpany aisfe^?.Some  months ago the C.P.R.   agreed  to, make -certain reductions as  applied   to   Manitoba,   but.  have liberally extended these arrangements to  Kootenay points.      The   reductions from   the  east to this section of county vnd from Winnipeg to all points in Manitoba and the North  West Territories, range from   10  to   33^  per  cent.    011    old    rates,   and   effect   such  staple  articles   as    agricultural   implements,   twine,  roofing   felt,   household   goods,    glass,   iron,,  paints,    building    paper,   wire,   wooden ware,  coal oil, fresh fruits, rope,  furniture, etc.     As  far as Manitoba   and   the   Nerth West   Territories   are   concerned,   these   reductions   were  promised,  but the company were   not   called  upon.to extend them to Kootenay points until  the completion of the line to   Kootenay River.  The   new tariff will   be   a great boon,   as it  applies to articles of general use,   particularly  in this country.       The   opening   of  the Fort  Steele   route   via   Armstrong's   Landing is a  further evidence of the  interest taken   by the  C.P.R. in the development of this section.    A  regular semi-weekly service   has   been   established between Nelson and thejlanding, steamers leaving here every   Tuesday   and   Friday  mornings, which enables Fort Steele  and adjoining districts to purchase  their supplies at  Nelson, instead of taking them in via Golden  on the north or Kalispel and  Bonner's   Ferry  on the south.      The company's agent at Arm  strong's Lauding look's after,the freight arriving there arid-turns it. over to a- large  freights  ��� ing    outfit   that   has  been  put   on   the / road  ..between that point and Fort Steele.      Mr. H.  ��� H; Macdonell,vtra^elling freight  agent,   is at  ["present making..��,-t*i$'oyer,the road  completing arrange'ments/folJTjthe^expeditious handling  ^oLgbods.      Then :,thei?.e 51s^th�� assurance, that:  . the C.P.R. will::fortk^.ith = c:ommence.coiistruc-  ^.tioii-.pf the- road -fr6'4nLRdsslan.d;-ra few preliminaries as to right''��i>wa.y;/being;a,t. present- the  :0:uly; ^obstacle, to  be; 'ovebcome.' r   And   while  ja^teBdjhig to thewaijtarcof^vther Kootenays^it'is.  ,;;ptai;s|??g to hote ;tbte^th��seuw:hov control* the  ���Sward^s- greatest;-.:.high?wa��y.���&': line *;- which- exited?* ds���': .fromr .they. Atla-n-fc.-"to ���;. rbe-2{P aci fic���are  ; determined to pxish further aheadv/aud- operate  j-in the gbld:fieMs'bf the,.northV:uThey>are now  ->���prepared, yiahthe Cana.diadvP.acifie'-Na'Vigation-  ; Co., to take passengers on board   at  Vancouver, the western terminus of the  railway   system,  and shij3���Oi'eur  to:  the Klondyke   with  their outfits,; tlferrates being a's:below :  ���                          .         -:    .IPLO-UK, BRANS'GEN.  MBSE, WGHT  FEOM VANCOimMifrTO  AND PORK P R OB MEASUREMENT  DOGS   PER  TON   WEIGHT.  ship:s OPTION.  HEAD  Fort W ran gel. //..'..'/.  Sj5-   8 00.  $'   8 00 "  $ 5 00  fTelegraph   Creeki-.oT.  ���      : .    '.���'.:  ��� ��� ���'��� '������;   .        .��� ���.:.  head of navigation  -   :  on Stikine Rive."::".'.;-.  -���:'��� ���58 00'  ���-'-;���,.' f>3 OOi'r -  w 00  Juneau   9 00  -     9 00   '  5 U0  Dvea and Skagw'ay^.'-?-.  ;-,-    .    10 00-    '  :���,.���   -lO 00   v  5 00  St. Michaels.   ,.      -100 00  " 1X)0 00  Dawson Citv and .Yet-"  120 00  200 00  f Rates include wharfage at Fort Wrangel.  l-ates cover only to anchorage or.hvharf, at which point the  company's liability ceases. :  The building of the Crow's Nest   Pass rail-  way,: work    on    which   is   being    vigorously  Diished, and the numerous feeders to that line  contemplated, will give this   province   a railway service to be envied.     The fact of having  the two main lines, the C.P.R. and  C.N.P.R.  under the one  management, will  enable   the  company to handle freight  at   a  lower  figure  and much more expeditiously than   would   be  possible were   several    separate   and   distinct  systems to be inaugurated.      It is nonsense to  speak of successful  competition   with   such a  powerful   corporation; whose   system   spreads  like a net work throughout the countr}r.    The  C.P.R. is essentially a  Canadian line,   and  as  such deserves every support���the   more  liberally it is  patronized the more   liberal   can  it  afford to be in its rates,   and  the  more   freely  can it extend  its    branches,   touching  every  point   to    which   railway   or   steamship communication would be of service.    And in dealing with the railway,  the   importance   of  its  steamship connection must net be overlooked.  On the lakes and rivers of the country, C.P.R.  steamers act as .feeders to the overland routes,  while the mammoth ships that sail the Pacific  under the company's flag are doing  their  full  share of the work of furthering the   trade and  prosperity  of Canada   at   large,   and   British  Columbia in particular.-     - The  opening up of"  this province'is due to the C.PrR.-;' and  if the.  despised   ''sga';: of, mountains1 V   of- yore  has.;  ���:�� proved, to.be-i'the" treasurebed of the' dominion, '  : let Us"*llberail^support. the   institution- that  renders thdrofigti development practicable-* arrd  ! profitable./'"..(���;';-;P;-i'/-:/ ������ :.'    v-/      ;''::""V v.yjj.'% :-~--  '���:.'V.!:..,:.'  ..; .A bill -willi- b��" ^introduced in^rthev Qntariot^  7 Legislature1' dtf; the ' ensuing se^sibfi^-providirig ���-.-  ' that no person;entering the public-service'-dm- ���  ��� rnediately itniier-the" control bf .'t!h8-ttft)(My,^a��l3��r '  ' tiouv.allowance. >i:'This': is- as  it".. s'lio-uld^'be.J  There is uio'fbgiGal reason why^^'<:a: '-pu'bi:i"C' ������ ser-r  yant should-bfe"a'burden-on   the.co-uritry^ after���  having serysdia: g>i^enKnrimber of- yea,rs. :'" As-:  ' a rule thes"e^me^n ft"!te*rwell paid,7 attd are seldom-  f indeed; overworked:     !If diligent:'and-.faithful-;/  servants they have.every opportunity of securing- promotion'/' and ''rrave not' the   keen   com-''  petition to co lt^id wfth ?that equally efficielit^  me.i outside the paHHa : service   have   to   en-- -:  : counter.      Another vfery wise-piece of legisla-  '" tid'.v' which the prdvinc^'P'goverumeiit of On-  ; tario will be called  u-ponv;'to   enact   is   to   put  : their employes upoirthe same footing as other  ��� men, and hold them responsible for  the' payment of their legitirriate debts:       As- the   law  stands at present the salary of a   government  employe cannot be garnisheed for debt, while  the income of an}^ other man,   who   ignores ,a  legal bill, can.      It is claimed that this unjust  exemption is getting the servants   of the Ontario legislature into general   disrepute,   very  many of their   number   shielding   themselves  behind this barrier so as to defraud those with  whom they contract debts.        Public   servants  should be men  of principle and  honesty,   and  anything that tends to   even   tempt   them to  enter upon   the   crooked   path,   ought to    be  removed   for   their own   benefit   and   for   the  credit of the service.  ..h. :���  ���:-.i.,-:....  -.'��� a. :\  From every quarter of the globe the indications are that the rush to the Klondyke this  season will be phenomenal even in mining excitements. Passengers are already being landed  at Victoria who have sailed all the way from  Australia to seek their fortune in the new gold  fields. The London Empire says that in spite  of the exaggerated accounts of distress iu the  Klondyke which periodically find their way  into the papers, thousands of people in the  British Isles are making ready to start for the  Yukon so soon as the route is open.       In  the  W THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  :Pt  Wh  &M  I:  m  i'fci  i.  :t.-V.  - ������������=��� .  '-'.-?���-  if-'- I  '���i  :,,s  Ir'r'-F  Ll::J-  i I  M  hi  ft;-?  !���  spring there will be a tremendous rush, and  berths oil both the American and Canadian  liners have been, booked for some months past.  It is to be hoped, for their own sakes, that very  many .of those who contemplate starting for  the Yukon will change their minds, and decide  upon the Kootenays as a more promising field  of operation. That the Klondyke will be overdone is a moral certainty, and it is but honest  to make this fact known.  The    London    correspondent   of   the   New  York  Sun   sends   his   paper   the    sensational  piece of intelligence that the   war   department  and the admiralty have   between   them drawn  up a scheme whereby a battalion  of the   Canadian militia will be  hurried  to   Hong  Kong  from   Vancouver   the    moment war   seems  imminent in the far East, and sneeringly adds  that <4 some steps have been taken to find out  whether the gallant militiamen would be willing to follow glory to the cannon's mouth.'' It  is highly itnproable that the   war   department  or thej admiralty would confide  in   the   Sun  Correspondent, but the item is  on  a   par with  the other   absurdities   which   appear  In   the  American press.   A militia battalion to be the  first to be dispatched in the case   of an   outbreak of hostilities in the East ! The absurdity  of the thing carries its  own  refutation.      But  should the services of the Canadian   militia be  called  upon   the   gallant   fellows   will again  demonstrate their willingness to  follow  glory  to the cannon's mouth.  The United States seem determined to  secure a monopoly for the $forth American  Trading Co., at present carding on the seal-  slaughter business on the Pribyloff Islands.  They decline to allow any person landing in  the states to wear or carry with them an}r  article of dress or otherwise made of seal skin  unless it bears the stamp of the favored company. A ladjr landing in New York the  other day from England had her seal-skin  sacque taken from her. . Oh, Uncle Sam,  Uncle Sam, how mean 3^0u can be!  ���The Revelstoke Herald says that "the  question of incorporation seems to be dying a  natural death," and censures the committee  having the project in hand for not reporting  and resigning. The course the Herald recommends is : " Let those parties, who see the  necessity of incorporation and mean business,  o-et a petition drafted in favor of the scheme  and take it round the town. Then if its  opponents think it worth while they can go  round with another petition against it. Life  is short and we have not got the whole of  eternity ceded to us in which to get this matter settled.     Let us get down to business."  Reports to hand show that the foreign trade  of Great Britain during 1897 was the largest  in its history. The total imports, exports  and re-exports amounted to ,��745,423,000.  The increase was entirely in imports and reexports, the decline in exports amounting to  ��5,795,000. The growth of the imports is  almost entire!}- due to large   purchases of pro  duce in the United States, amounting to  ��114,600,000. The greatest quantity of exports were textiles. A noticeable falling off.  is perceptible in the exports of machinery,  hardware, and kindred branches of the iron  trade, which is attributable to the unfortunate  strikes in. that department, which have driven  thousands of large orders   out of the country.  The Maritime Province people are now agitating to have all small   roads annexed to the  Intercolonial.       There are in all   seventeen of  those little lines all struggling for an existence,  and as might   be   expected,   the}-T   are   poorly  equipped,   irregular in their service,   and give  all-round dissatisfaction.      To build these defective little systems,   which cover   about one  thousand miles, cost the country $20,000,000.  Sad experience has taught the people that  divided responsibility in   running a railway,  as  iu  any   other   business,   is   not   productive of  satisfactory results.   Herein British Columbia  we ought to benefit by the costly experience of  the good people at the other side of the continent, and instead of clamouring for a   multiplicity of little railway systems, insist that as far  as possible the   principle   of concentration be  applied.  One established and responsible company can work the necessary feeders to its system more satisfactorily and/economically than  were these offshoots to be under the control of  others. ��     .  The death of Captain Hall, superintendent  of the Le Roi, by accidentally falling dowrn the  shaft of the mine, once more directs attention  to the absolute necessity for some proper supervision over these properties. It is notoriously  a fact that the Le Roi is one of the most dangerous mines in the province in which to'work",  not because of the depth which has been attained, but on account of the absence of proper  safeguards against accidents. That men can  be found to work while such danger surrounds  them on all hands, can only be accounted for  by the recklessness of the average miner. One  would think that for their own sakes, if not  prompted by a higher motive, mine owners  would see that their employees are reasonabty  protected. The coroner's jury, who found a  verdict of accidental death in the case of Capt.  Hall, add a rider to their verdict calling for  the proper supervision of mines. If a superintendent, thoroughty familiar with every detail  of the mine, can accidentally fall down the  main shaft under such circumstances, the inference clearly is that the ordinary workman  is iu greater danger of a similar fate, and that  there is something radically wrong when such  accidents are possible.  Scarcely a week passes that we do not hear  of some new mineral deposit in British Columbia. Although the country has been very  generally explored by prospectors, there are  still immense regions which yet remain practical!}' untouched. The other day Col. I. R.  S. Weatherley returned to Victoria from a  exploratory trip thorugh the country lying  between the Omineca and the Rocky mountains���a section not heretofore traversed.    Pie  reports the discover}' of what he considers to  be the greatest free milling quartz deposits, in  the world, and he is a mining man who has  travelled very extensively and knows what he  is talking about. He located eight great  quartz veins " as regularty placed as books  upon a shelf,'' each tying between slate on the  one side and sandstone on the other. The  colonel, of course, does not care to give the  exact location of his find, but communicates  this piece of intellgence to a interviewer, that  b3' going up the Fraser to McLeod Lake, cross-  ingover the eight miles of portage to the  Parsnip, and proceeding down that stream for  a certain distance, the distance from the point  of departure on the Parsnip to the gold reefs  is about fifty 'miles to the east. There are  more Klondykes than one in British Columbia.  The ores of the Le Roi mine are now:''being:  treated   exclusively   at   the   new   smelter   at  Northport.      The   contract   with   the   ^rail  smelter has expired,  so   that   in future   that  concern has nothing more to expect from   the  greatest shipper in the province.    The people  of Rossland and Trail are how   agitating   for  an export duty on ores, in the hope that such  an impost will secure the  treatment   of  Canadian ores on Canadian soil.      We are fortunate in Nelson in having a smelter to treat our  ores, and an abundance of ores to be treated.  The Trail smelter having lost the trade of the  Le   Roi,   is not likety to be kept  in full blast,  which will be a bad look-but for Trail.  The citizens of London, Out., have the  S}Tmpathy of everyone in their trouble and  mourning consequent upon the terrible accident at the city hall the other evening, 03^  which thirty people are said to have lost their  lives and over One hundred were seriousty  injured. We in British Columbia who are still  sorrowing for friends lost in the Point Ellice  bridge accident at Victoria, can the more  keenty realize the anguish such calamities  entail. In the London case, as in that of  Victoria^ the accident is due to want of proper  supervision over public works���a defective  beam in the bridge plunged seventy-two persons into eternity ; a defective beam in the  city hall has caused the death of thirty and  the maiming of many more. The frequency  of accidents of this class in public buildings  emphasizes the necessity of having such  places thoroughty inspected periodicalty���at  least whenever an exception ally large gathering is about to take place.  The Prisoners' Aid Association is a vei-3'  estimable organization, and one which deserves  liberal support. Recently a deputation from  the association waited upon the Ontario Government to urge legislation in certain directions tending to the suppression of crime. The  leading spokesman of the occasion was the  Hon. S. H. Blake, who expressed the opinion  that the newspapers of the country are responsible for the increase of crime, and added that  the editors who print reports of criminal trials  ought to be hanged ! There is nothing small  about the hon. gentleman : lie has an opinion,  ���Wflll^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  and he would enforce it, even if certain very  eminent men, who are supposed to know how  to run a newspaper, should be obliged to vacate the editorial chair. The Economist does  not devote much of its space to reports of criminal trials, hut if we did we would follow the  usual course of giving due prominence to the  punishment inflicted on criminals, which is  calculated to serve as a deterrent to others who  might be disposed to follow an evil course. It  is not just to attribute the crime of this country  to the publicity given to criminal proceedings,  and if the Prisoners' Aid Association hopes to  maintain its place in the public estimation, it  wull not endorse such extravagant views as  those attributed to Hon. S. H. Blake..  Theodore Durrant  was hanged   on   Friday  last for the murder of Blanche, Lampnt inthe  Emanuel  Baptist  church,   San Francisco,.-,on  April 3jV 1895."    The. unfortunate young man  died proclaiming himself "an iiinocentboy who  has not. stained his hands with the.crimes that  h ave b ee a p a t u p 0 n t hem by  t he, n e vys pa per s  of San Francisco."      Thus ends the..most extraordinary   case in   the   history   of criminal  jurisprudence in the United States.    .The circumstances      surrounding   the   murders    of  Blanche Lampnt and Minnie Williams are too  familiar   to , demand   recapitulation. - . Everything pointedv very   strongty   to   Durrant   as  bei lg the author o.f both crimes,   but  no   evidence was   ever   adduced to   show    that   the  accused had any motive for committing them.  In fact his whole life would, seem to afford the  strongest proof that he   was  incapable  of the  atrocity.     He had lived  a scrupulously moral  life,   and  was   rather  a favorite   in   his   own  social  sphere.        But    the . newspapers   long  before Durrant had   an  opportunity to defend  himself, convicted him of the  crime.      There  were many missing links in the chain  of circumstantial evidence that connected the young  stu lent   with   tie   atrocities,   but . these  were  supplied by the San Francisco  Examiner and  the   weaker   links   strengthened   before    the  trixl, and Drrrant was convicted of the  murder of Blanche Lamont by   a jury,    members  of which were strongly prejudiced against the  accused.      Although   it  was shown that Durrant was marked present at a  medical  lecture  at the time he wTas said to have been "in company with Blanche Lament, the jury  refused  to consider the circumstances as   halving   any  bearing on his case.     There were other things  in his favor also that should have  been taken  into consideration in deliberating on   his case,  but they were brushed   aside,  and   in   twenty  minutes a -California jury   returned   with   a  verdict of guilty.      The haste with which this  verdict was reached leaves no  room  to   doubt  that the special issues of the Examiner   from  the hour when  Durrant   was   first   suspected,  which   proclaimed   " all about  Durrant found  guilty " had alread\r done  their  work.      The  fact of the matter is, the Examiner was thirsty  for notoriety and  it   refused   to   permit  what  might be the sacrifice of a human life to stand  i'i the way of attaining its   object.      The per-  the parents of the, unfortunate young fellow is  also a subject- for comment. ,    It  is   scarcely  possible to Imagine a more ghoulish deed than  ��� the inhuman treatment of Mr.  and  Mrs. Durrant.     Both are respectable, and even if their  son committed the deed for which he was tried  and suffered death,   the  parents were   in   no  way responsible.    Everything pointed to them  as  having   been    particularly  careful  in   the  training of their son, and animated  only with  a desire to advance him in life that  he might  be an honor to them in  their  old age.   ,   This  should have won for them some consideration  in a city where children are  often  trained for  dishonorable and immoral lives.     But not so.  The   parental    feelings   were   outraged,    and  everything that was sacredty  guarded  as the  secrets of home   life   was spread before,   the  readers ofthe Examiner in   the   most   uncultured manner imaginable, and we doubt not if  . that';-paper to--day     thought   it  could   sell  one   hundred: extra   papers   by   doing ^so,  it  would hound Mr.   and  Mrs.   Durrant   to   the  seaffoldias it has already the  son   of  the   unfortunate couple.      Durrant   may   have   been  guilty of the crime with which he was charged  ' but   there- is   room for   doubt���great   doubt.  There have   been cases of mistaken   identity  before,- and this may have  been another.       If  guilty his crime was a great one, but  not one  bit more inhuman than theheartless treatment  of Mr. and Mrs. Durrant   by   the   Examiner.  Society wrould be more benefitted by  the suppression ofthe Examiner and the   wholesale  execution of ever3r member of the   Examiner  staff than by the death of a murderer.     Under  any circumstances  Durrant   only   killed   two  persons, while the Examiner is  poisoning the  minds of hundreds every da3'.      Durrant died  bravely ;  how    would    the    Examiner    mob  die?  For some unexplainable reason the Tribune  had not a word in its last issue about the  " Dunsmuir-Rithet ring." This is an important omission, and will disappoint the readers  of that paper more than can be estimated at  this time. We trust the Tribune will never  again be so forgetful of the interests of  Nelson.  v-. ii ;l 1,  C Lit  c I  .-,,-  ���u  The nomination of candidates for municipal  honors was held on Monda3^, when Mr. John  Houston was re-elected mayor by acclamation.  For the East Ward there was no opposition to  the sitting members, who will therefore retain  their seats for the next twelve months. The}r  are Aid. Teetzel, Hiltyer and Malone. In the  West Ward Aid. Dow does not seek re-election.  The other two representatives (Aid. Fletcher  and Gilker) were again nominated, as were  also Messrs. Thos Madden, E. P. Whalley,  A. H. Clements, and Dr. E. C. Arthur. As  to the election in the West Ward there appears  to us to be excellent material to choose from.  Aid. Gilker and Fletcher have already served  the city, and shown considerable administrative ability. Thomas Madden has man3^ friends  who claim that he would serve the city most  wlr.'e   F. P. Whallc"- and A.   H.  Clements have always shown, commendable  public spirit. Dr. Arthur, to our mind, would  prove a most desirable acquisition to the council board. (; He is a gentleman of a high order  of intelligence, and has character, enough to  fight for right, even though every man on the  board should oppose him. Thoroughly respectable and above an3'thingthat would flavor  of dishonesty, Dr. Arthur would make a good  balance wheel for the council. The Economist onty hopes that the best men may be  chosen.      The polling takes place to-morrow,  at the Broken Hill Mine block,   corner   Ward  .--(������,.��� ��� "   -  and Baker streets,   with J. Keith  Reid   as returning officer, c /  An amusing feature about the attempt of  certain Liberals to overthrow the Turner Government is the fact that they have not 3ret  told the people of the province who --will fill tjhe  places of Mr. Turner's cabinet after the great  .upheaval. They practically ask the voters to  turn out the present government and- accept  anything that way be; given in its:place, ,. We  assume that the voters of British Columbia  have not sufficient confidence in the office-  seekers to enter into, any ���������such understanding.  Reasonable people generally like to know "yyhat  they are getting in return for a consideration,  and should it transpire that the places of ttie  present administration should be filled by .an  army of ravenous office-seekers, it would be a  calamity from Which the province would never  recover. For years the prime movers of this  opposition have endeavored to form a patty,  but. if they have succeeded the3^ have never  taken an3'one into their confidence sufficiently  to reveal the names of their standard-bearers.  That they intend to make a stand this time  seems evident, and that they will succeed in  about the same measure they have in the past  is quite certain.  The Minister of Customs h?s issued an order  to bring the Canadian custom law into conformity with the American in the matter of  regulations governing travelers' baggage, so  that wearing apparel, articles of personal  adornment and similar personal effects maybe  passed free without an3r entrance at the custom house. We wonder if the minister's attention has been called to the fact that a lady  wearing a seal skin sacque or a gentleman with  a seal skin cap, cannot enter the United States  from Canada and retain possession ofthe articles unless, indeed, the fur bears the brand of  the North American Trading Co ?  1..  The reorganization ofthe Board of Trade  has taken place, and after a few other preli-  minar3r arrangements everything will be in  smooth working order. There is much to be  done in this district this coming summer which  will come properly within the sphere of a  board of trade, and we have no doubt an incalculable amount of benefit wull result from the  existence of the organization. All that is required is harmony among the members and a  general desire to work for the interests of  Nelson.  .-..j, - -4^npv,7:","g*1*T-*r"^wi7~'y  r..,l,iirirf  ��>, 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WHAT MADE HER MARRY HIM ?  f-: v---.  Iv-'-Trii*?-^?.  \m.  *;':���.-').-������  ���?);:���-:;i.r  ft:  ;(������.( :  m  ���{���  ���r."K  -fc'-l  i  i  t'fi  i:t' I.  in  rr ��� I  I  :'(  Mrs. Lightfoot was a ."widow : not by any  means a " lone, lorn, widely woman," but an  ideal of breaved feminity, 'dressed to perfection  and her conversation tinged with just sufficient  misanthropy to appear cynical   to some and to.  , warn others that she learned enough as Jack  Lightfoot's wife to render her careful how.she  again entered into  bondage.  Jack Lightfoot, always restless and excited,  made much of everything except his wile, and  when he made the mistake in the race for the  Rumeipore Ladies' -Plate, which cost -hint  his  ' life, everybody .said that nobody but he would  have broken his neck in so gratuitous^ unnecessary a nianner.  'In London she always enjoyed; herself thoroughly and in a modified way in  the country.  She wras, and is. now,   much   in   request ;   but  she distributed her favors pretty equally.  . One day she had promised to go  for a drive  with Major Bittlestou.e.  "Do you   like    Major    Bittlestone ?"    said  Maud de Villars, looking out of  the   window  to see if the drag was in sight yet.      She was  under Mrs. Lightfoot's .chaperoning wing -for  the day and they were waiting in the drawing-  room.  . "Yes, I do," said Mrs.   Lightfoot   frankly,  " he's so big and quiet."  , " He's big enough," said Maud, "and I  like big men ; but as for quiet"-���she shrugged  her shoulders expressively���" he never even  speaks to me." '   '   .  Mrs. Lightfoot perhaps did not think - that  an insuperable fault in his character, for she  smiled sweetly and said : "I am sure that is  not.your fault, dear, and I daresay you would  like him if you knew him as well as I do. "  " I always think he would do very-well for  you," said Miss de Villars, turning and facing  her chaperon. " You like him and he has  money." -  Mrs. Lightfoot turned a little pink and said '  nothing. She had often wondered if Major'  Bittlestone liked her, but, iu communing with  herself, she was inclined to admit that he  sometimes carried silence to excess, and she  felt doubtful on the point.  So she sat and wondered still more instead  of answering, with her eyes fixed upon her  trim little patent-leather shoes. She.was invariably "chaussee" to perfection, which is  always desirable and, when coaching, necessary. Most men notice how a woman is shod  ���but a coach-horn interrupted her meditations.  They drove in silence down Piccadilly. The  streets were crowded and the near leader was  rather fresh. Half way down St. James street,  however, he broke silence. She was conscious  of his deep voice saying, "Do you remember?" which was an auspicious beginning.  She was conscious that he was looking  down into her eyes ; then suddenly he glanced  forward again and she heard the drag go on  and knew that lie had stopped the coach in an  incredibly short distance ; beyond that she  cannot speak with certainty--for, though she  lias never confessed it, she admits to herself  she shut her eves.  When she opened them both leaders were  down,in a struggling/heap ; the wheelers and  coach, were almost on them, the wheelers  beginning to plunge ; the grooms were running  forward with dismay on their faces in.evident  "doubt.'where'to begin.  And Major Bittlestone-���he was' looking  down at the confusion; with very' much the  same tranquil interest on his face which it  had worn when addressing her ; and certainly  his voice was as unmoved, thoueh a trifle  louder, as he said to the groom on his left  (the other was doing what he could at the  heads of the horses on' the ground, to .check  their frantic struggles) "-Unhook, the -near  leader !''' <-   <  The man was handy enough when he knew  what to do'���; he unhooked the splinter bar.  ."Unhook the off leader," said his master in  the same serene tones ; and the. 'man., ran  around and obeyed. The molnent.it was done  Major Bittlestone took the d.rag off, got his  wheelers steady and. backed them ; they  struggled, were almost down, but gamely did  .their work'and get the coach a few feet up  the hill and themselves out of the neighborhood of the leaders',heels.'  Unhurt, the leaders were on their feet in a  moment, and;Mrs. Lightfoot had hardly realized that all danger was over and. that she  had not had another drive .brought to an  abrupt'conclusion, when the same quiet voice  remarked : " Hook on the near leader���hook  on the off leader���let them go."  They picked, up another passenger in Pall  Mall���a man for Miss de Villars to talk to;  she srave him a ' detailed-' account.-of all that  had taken place, which Jasted" half an hour,  only omitting to mention that when the  horses went down she had stood up and  screamed.  It was on a breezy part of Wimbledom  Common, with the horses swinging along at  a.fast trot, with Miss de Villars in the middle  of an. anecdote, which, though she intended it  for the man beside her only, interested her.  chaperon in front quite as much, that he bent  his head towards Mrs. Lightfoot.and said :  "Nine women in ten would have screamed,  why did not you ?"  Before Maud's, story began she had been  thinking of what Lord Rosherville had said  to the butcher-boy who had driven into, him  three days before, while she was on tne box-  seat. Mrs. Light Ion, even after three-years'  training in Jack Lightfoot's society, had been  a little horrified ; so she answered, dropping  Maud from her thoughts in an instant, "Nine  men   in   ten   would   have  sworn, why did not  you ?''  " I like to take things quietly," he said.  "So do I."  His team was-doing beautifully. Pie shifted  his reins to his right, hand, and for a moment  she thought he was going to put his arm  around her waist. She thought he had forgotten that there was any one behind and  looked around apprehensively at Maud cle  Villars. .    -  " All riuiit," he said, with a half laugh,  "I  know I'm not in a dog-cart, but'-you. know  what;I'm going to.say :  "Will you?"  And Mrs. Lightfoot, with all her experience  and all her nerve, was so, taken aback she  could only smile weakly and murmur, "Won't  I."-.'- /        '   ���'.  " I haven't a notion," he confessed when  they were at Monte Carlo on their honeymoon, " what I ever said to make you marry  me, little woman." And the puzzled look  with which he was trying to recall his flight  of ..eloquence grew deeper as she answered  sententiously :  " Unhook the near leader !".'.-���  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's.Alley,' Jan. to.  DEER Tim���-I was telling'ye.last week that  ye ought to make Ireland won ov the  "direct  routs to the Klondyke,"   for  anybody- wid a  grain  ov sence; I'll  see   that   its more   direct  than half  the   " direct   routs".  th>t   all . the  papers from all parts ov the country.are claim- .  big.      The only difference is that ye'd have a  couple ov thousand'miles more ov a say vc}--  age, but a couple ov thousand   miles   dosen't  count for  anything  going to  the   Klondyke,  and a couple ov   weeks difference   isn't  heer ���  nor  there.      Ye have everything in yer favor ���  that I was telling ve about last   week,   an'   a  grate dale more that I sed nothing: about. But-  don't let any ov yer freuds or relations go, for.  tis ten to won if they evir get back, an' if they  did all they'd bring wid them  'd   be   sad ex-  par ian'ce.  An' talking ov the  Klondoke, Tim,  there's  such a rush-, there ever}' chap wanting to   .get-  in furst, that they'll run  any   risk.      There's  talks of railways, but they   have   to be built ;  an' snow bicycles, an' baloons, but Porcupine  Bill has the best  thing   yet.      He's going-to-  invent a flying machine, an' he's going round  town to  get   up  a   com pan}'   to   furnish   the  matarial���cash.     Ov coorse Billy has to think  it out, an', to stimulate his  brane whoile  he's  at the work.       He's  got   a  foine list ov chaps,  who put down their names for big sums���from  $1000 to $12,000, but they dont-put clown any  cash,   'an some   ov   them   say   that   its to be  taken out in trade.       Billy says   his machine  '11 want some ballast.      Some ov the.boys put  their names down for thousands   " to be taken  out in ballast."      Billy explains that it'll take  some wind to drive the  machine,   an'   there's  lots ov subscribers to the   wind   part   ov   the  business.     Billy only shows the model ov  the  machine to a few ov his freuds,   an'   they   tell  me tis a beauty.       Its to be built the shape ov  a boat skeleton an' ov wire,  so  as to   have it  loight.      Around the soicles there'll be strung  a lot ov oiled gunny-sacks, filled  wid hot air,  so as to make them float an' to keep the passengers warm.      The oil on the sacks '11 make  them slip through the air.      Under   the ship,  at the bow an'   staru,   there's  to   be   two   bis;  fans, worked be a crank,  an'   when   these are  going it blows the machine straight up as the  breeze strikes against the hot-air gunny-sacks.  Then    at   the bow   above,   there's   a   bis:   V  mmmmmmi^7H!r&%3&iSZ3&  "s**'^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  shaped rudder I suppose  ye'd  call   it,   an'  a  forge bellows at the stara.      Be working  the  bellows   agin   the  rudder  the   ship is drove  alongo anyway   Captain   Porcupine,    the   sole  inventor, wants her to go.      Be a very simple  arraingment  ye can   make the   bellows   blow  to or from any point  ov the compass.       Ov  coorse every man on board  has   to   work   his  passage after paying for it, but this only keeps  thim warm, for they say tis very  cowld when  tyer a few hundred feet above  the  top   ov  the  mountains at this saison oy the year.      Ever3T  man aboord has to ware  an electric   belt,   for  Billy says the pole attracts   the magnate.    If  they should sthrike a  hed-wind,   all   they've  got to   do   is   to   work   the bellows    harder.  Mickey Burns says its a wonderfull   invention  an' that it'll wTork  all   roight   an'   make   the  , journe3~, as the crow flies, in thirteen days ah'  Da quarter.     When they get over Dawson City  all they've got to do  is  to stop   working   the  fansan' down she goes as gently as   a   Klondyke   mosquitto   'd   land   on   the   nose   ov a  slumbering miner.    I alw7ays knew, Tim, that  Porcupine Billy was a bit ov  a janius.      The  new air-ship is to  be  called  the   Flying  Porcupine, an' the furst start '11 be made on Valentine's Day.       Billy   says   he can  make the  machines large or small,   an'-  that in   another  3'ear they'll be more the fashion than bic3'cles.  An' talking ov  fashions,   Tim,   I'm   towld  that the bussel   is   coming in   agin   wid   the  ladies.    When they was in fashion before they  used to be made ov all soorts "ov  things,   from  a wisp ov hay to a bundle ov newspapers, but  the correct thing now is 'what   they   calls the'  peumatic bussel.      Its   an  Indian  rubber bag  filled wid air, an' ye can make'it   as   large  or  . as small as 3re loike, ackordin'g to the amount  ye pump into it.      It also  sarves as a cushion  .  an' a loite preserver, bicycle sait, an' a saddle.  Tis a wonderfull invintion,  Tim,   I'm   towld,  an' Porcupine Billy is thinking ov introducing  it to all his passengers on the ftying machine,  mail an' femail.     In case one ov thim  fell out  ov the machine be axident it 'd be  a comfortable thing to brake the  violence  ov   the   concussion   when  he touched  mother  erth,  provided he fell on the rioght spot.       What   wid  powder an'   paint,   hair   d3'e    an'   bleaching,  bussels an' pads, artificial teeth an' false  hair  a rale original woman hasn't a fair show at all  at all.      Tis loike owld Finnigan, the painter,  when he used to go oak-staining a dale boord,  an'  tell a chap   he'd make it look  more  loike  oak than the rale thing itself.  Oh, Fashion, how mighty thy sway ?  How meekly before thee they fall ?  Decree that the hair shall be grey  And the color's adopted by all ;  Or say that the blonde's out of date.  That brunettes all the favors will take.  And complexions, more certain than fate,  Will be altered if but for thy sake.  The bustle���a thing of the past,  A mandate a long way behind,  Hast thou called from its long rest at last  A place on thy vot'ries to find ?  Wilt thou order the waist of the wasp  To be worn by the bustling throng  And the long-trailling skirt that they grasp  As they go a wobbling along ?  No more until next  week,   Tim,   from   3*er  owld frend Larry Finn.  The only place where you can buy a bottle of first-class liquor at a reasonable price is at the NelsonWine Co. *  FROM   THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  The bad boy controvers3Vto which I alluded  last week, is waxing warm.      Mr.   St.   Clair,  the physical instructor of the   public   schools,  comes to the rescue of the boys,  and   says   he  is prepared to vouch that they  are'.-.no- worse  than   the average   young   Britain   the   world  over.      This  opinion  is ver3~ freely endorsed,  and the attack of "A Parent, "is ve^ generally   condemned   as   uncalled   for.; .   Mr.- St.  Clair,   who claims to know   all the boys,   sa3'S  that he can count the bad ones on   the  finders  of one hand.       Plow-ever, he is generally conceded to be an over-enthusiastic   champion  of  the youngsters.        Nevertheless,   he is   in, a  better position  to  form  an   opinion  than   the  wrriter who  signs   himself  " A   Parent,"  and  who recommends flogging,   the jail   and   reformatories as the only fit punishment for bad  boys..     I   incline to the belief that   both   Mr.  St.   Clair   and   '" A  Parent,"  go to extremes.  Strike an average,  and  we   have  an   average  boy, and,-that is all we Can fairty claim.  And while on the topic of bad bo3rs, it ma3^  be well, to mention that the reformatory,  which has been closed since the -death ..of Mr.  Finla3^son, has been opened again for business, and that there are" half; a dozen 3'0-ung"  incorrigibles confined there���more than Mr.  St. Clair could count on the fingers of one  hand, but not near as inai^ as " A' Parent"  would have us believe ought to be cared for  in such an institution, irrespective of the  flogged-ones- and these sent to jail.' No  doubt a reformatory is a very desirable "concern to have running, and if the half dozen  lads now under supervision in the institution  in question represent the bad class of youth,  it is highly creditable to the province of  British Columbia.  ,    Then there is another movement  on   foot���  philanthropic in its "object,   no   doubt���which  is calculated to give the 3routh   of this ' city a  bad name. . A society has been formed to look  after the waifs and stra3~s of  the   community,  and by kind words and the   occasional   distribution of tea, cake and fruits, bring   the little  ones to a sense of gratitude and their   duty* to  God and their neighbor.       Any   person   who  has lived in  the great   centres   of  population  will   at once   recognize   the    importance   and  benefits of such organizations in  large   cities ;  but   why   import   them   into Victoria ?   Why  assume that they are necessary   here ?    That  there is a certain amount of poverty   in   Victoria,   is true,  and that   the   clear   little   ones  suffer in consequence is to be   inferred.      But  why brand them and band them as waifs   and  stra}*s ?    Surely   the churches   are   remiss   in  their duty if they cannot look after the   destitute little ones, who are happily few   and   far  between.     Victoria, be it said to her credit,  is  truly a city of charities���well   organized   and  liberally supported ; the good work  is  carried  on unostentatiously, and can surely cope with  a-few cases of destitute children who are notin  the Orphans' Home, without establishing the  "ragged school " system prevailing in the  congested districts of the Old Country.  fBut enough about   bad boys and waifs and  strays.   Let me say something about the Klondyke, as a letter from Victoria   without   some  allusion to the Klondyke would be as great a  novelty as orietroni the North West Territories that did not have   something to say about  the crops.       The latest from   Dawson City is  that there is no danger whatever of a shortage  of provisions this   winter,   of until fresh supplies can be get in.       A couple of months ago  an attempt was made on the part of a few speculative fellows to buy up large supplies frPm  the trading companies ' and retail at -fabulous  prices, as soon as they had the market cornered.  But. their little game was seen through,  and it  did not work.     Thesewhowere without supplies took the warning given by the authorities  and left   the city while ,yet-there.- was time���-  those who remained'are' amply provided. Such  being   the   authentic news;  from    responsible  men. just returned from the scenes   of  famine,  we can afford to laugh at the relief expedition  which Uncle Sam is  said   to be   sending   in.  The   general   impression   here    is   that   the  United States   are   well informed as  to   existing circumstances in the Klondyke,  and   that  their little trick is to get in a   million-- dollars  worth of goods free  of duty.      A   number of  rich discoveries are reported by  those  returning from the gold fields, who   also   bring the  pleasing intelligence that the Victoria  contingent is doing well.  The steamer Mischief has returned from the  north with the cargo of dogs of which I have  already spoken, and our local fanciers,;are at a  loss to name the breeds. They all, however,  have- a bit of the .wolf in them, and are big  specimens ofthe canine tribe. The clogs are  said to be well trained for sled work, and are  fetching fancy prices.  The trouble which was anticipated as to the  passage of Canadian goods   b}'   way   of  D3'ea  and Skaguay   lias   blown over.       All    goods  will pass these ports as heretofore..  Beacon Hill.  By all means give the Nelson Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor. *  The coal mines on Coal Creek are now being-  opened up in anticipation ofthe early completion ofthe   Crow's Nest Pass railway.       The  Crow's Nest Ccal Co. has opened two tunnels  at the mine.      No. i tunnel, on the north side  ofthe creek,    is   a seven-foot   seam   of  semi-  anthracite,   and   in every   respect   a first-class  coking coal.     On the south side of the stream  is the second tunnel, penetrating a   thirty-foot  seam, and bituminous.    It is a splendid blacksmith's coal,   and   is  extensively   used in the  forges of the railwa}7 contractors.       The   ccal  lies nearty horizontal,   and   the mouths of the  tunnels are about 35 feet above   the  grade of  the railwa3* track, thus giving a favorable elevation   for   screening   and   economical   work.  The branch   line from the   main   road   to   the  mine will be about four   miles in   length,  and  will be completed by July next.  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family trade.   "  m^WMMWiSawa^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  :���'(!:  %f.  a-o  ''���;$���������'������''!  ifcs  i  1^::-:|1  tl  ^'fl  Hi  i&  jj'i'-l  i -i  HOW THEY GET THERE.  A number   of   Australians   are   arriving in  Victoria en route to the Klqiidyke.'      In  their  own big island  continent  the  temperature   is  generally a few degrees too  high   to  be   comfortable, and how they hope to get to-the new  gold fields away up in the Arctic regions ma3*  be judged from the following details, published  .-in all seriousness in   the   Sydney Telegraph .':  " The bicycle is net  behind-hand  in   making  its presence felt on the-Klondye-rush.     Every  miner requires to take about a thousand pounds  weight of supplies, and the onty way/, to transport them at present is to  cany  them  on  his  back.     The method in vogue is to cany about  200 pounds for five miles,   and hide it   from  wild animals, and then   go   back  for  another  load.    This slow, tedious, way will  be superseded by a new bicycle, which is specialty de-';  signedto carry freight.     It is-in reality a four'-1  wheeled   vehicle and bicycle-combined.     It is  ve^ strong, and weighs about 50 pounds.  The  tires are of solid rubber, i}4 inches in diameter.  . The frame is wound with raw-hide, shrunk on,  to enable the rider to  handle  it '.with  comfort  in low temperatures.     From each side of the  fop bar a steel arm projects,   each  carrying a  small  wheel   about   14   inches    in   diameter,  which, vyheu not in use, can be folded up  under  the   frame.     Devices   for   packing   large  quantities   of  material   are   attached   to    the  handle-bars and rear forks,   and the  machine  . will carry 500 pounds.     The plan is to load it  wTith half the miner's  equipment  and  drag it  on four wheels ten   miles   or   so.     Then   the  rider will fold up the side wheels, ride it back  as a bicycle, shoving on the rest of the-load."  <*���**  BOARD OF  TRADE  A meeting of the Board of Trade was held  yesterda3' evening in the City Hall, Mr. J. A.  Turner presiding. Mr. E. P. Whalle3' acted  as secretly in the absence of Mr. H. B. Thomson, and read the minutes of last meeting  which were duly confirmed.  Several names were added to the list, and  members present undertook to make a canvass  of business men in town and get them to subscribe.  Mr. H. J. Evans, getting down to business,  suggested that something should be done b3'  the board in the matter of a bankruptc}' law.  Things were now done iu a very slip-shod  fashion. A man may order a thousand dollars worth of goods from another and then  coolty assign, appropriating the thousand dollars to pay some one else. There was something radicalty wrong when such a thing could -  be done, and he thought that as a board Of  trade the3* should try and secure legislation to  remecty this evil.  The Ma3*or :  That is a question which parliament has been considering for some time.  Mr. Evans :   It is time they should do something.    Can we not get a provincial act ?  The Ma}ror explained that this was dominion legislation.  Mr. Evans : There ought to be something  done to sinch these fellows.  Dr. Arthur said that   there, had been bank-  ,:-'ruptcy laws passed but they seemed to be overruled.  Chairman : There were one or two such acts  passed 03- the local legislature, but they were  repealed.  A discussion ensued as to the advisability  of getting some regular place of meeting.  The Mayor- said the board were welcome to  the use of the hall until-they could make other  arrangements. There was some furniture belonging to the old board, a portion of which  at least might be hunted up. /  This suggestion brought up reminiscences of  the old board, and the Mayor treated those  present to an account of the raid made on the  old board b3T the Kaslo men.c- These gentlemen came down one fine da3^ 38 strong/and  marching into the meeting of the board, at  which there were but eight or ten members  present, were proposed for membership and  duty paid their fees. Finding themselves in  the majority, they proposed that the meeting  a'ctjourn to meet in Kaslo. The legality ofthe  move was contested and some very lengthy  speeches made, but subsequently some of the  Kasloites weakened, while the Nelsonites  gathered in strength. Ultimately Nelson  carried the da3r 03* one vote���231022.  It was decided to meet again next Tuesday  afternoon at 3:30, b3r which time it is expected  a number of new members will have handed  in their names.  .��&  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The   last   regular   weekty   meeting   of the  outgoing city council   was   held   on   Monday,  afternoon, Ma3'or  Houston   presiding.      Aid.  Fletcher, Hiltyer, Teetzel,   Malone  and   City  Engineer McCulloch were also present.  On motion of Aid. Teetzel the Traders'  License By-law- was so amended that no auctioneers, hawkers . or pedlars be granted a  license without the sanction of the ma3ror.  Messrs. Hume & Kirkpatrick wrote asking-  permission to erect a corrugated iron icehouse  Within the fire limit.  The application was granted, subject to the  approvaLof the city engineer, and the council  adjourned.  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  The steamer Miowera has landed forty  Australians at Victoria, bound for the Klon-  d3'ke.  Jefferson Lewis gave a $735 dinner to a few  friends in Rossland the otl^er day on the occas-  sion of his marriage.  The engagement of H. B. McGovern of  Ottawa, and Miss Maude Mackintosh, daughter of Hon. Charles H. Mackintosh, has been  announced.  The post office department has arranged for  the dispatch of a mail, restricted to letters  only, to Teslin lake, Telegraph creek, Glenora  and, indirectly, to Cassiar,  In the case of Davies vs. the Le Roi Co.,  the plaintiff was awarded $1000 damages for  injuries received in the mine. A new trial  was ordered at Victoria 011 Monday last.  MINING   NOTES.  The main tunnel of the Sunset No. 2 is now  in 420 feet.  A contract for the sinking of a 50 foot shaft  on the Good Hope, has been let.  A majority ofthe extra provincial mining  companies, operating in this province, have  re-registered,  Work on the claims a few miles east ofL3't-  ��� ton-is progressing and favorable reports come  from these properties.  The Forty-Thieves and four fractions on  Bridge River, have been sold to the British  Columbia Agency.  , Allthe ore from the Le Roi is now going to  the smelter at Northport, which^is expected  to blow in on the 20th inst.  The ore shipments from Rossland last week  were : Le Roi, 1.275-; War Eagle, 80 ; Centre  Star, 30 ; Iron Mask, 45 ; Cliff, 20���total 1450  tons.     .  A car load of ore from the Republic, four  miles from Slocan City, has been ..Received at  the Hall Mines smelter for treatment This is  the first shipment from this mine*    "'"  The vein on the White claim, one of the  Poorman group on Eagle Creek, has again  widened out to its original width of from three  to four feet and carries the same good values  as found on the surface.  L Davis, of London, Eng. representative of  the North Star Mining & Development Co. of  Ottawa, and other influential corporations, is  again in the KoOtftraysV It is expected that  he is after some ofthe good properties now 011  the market.  A shipment of some 15 tons of ore from the  Rivers mines on the Bonaparte, about 16  miles north of Ashcroft, recentty made to the  Hall mines smelter, gave 26 ozs. silver, $2  gold and 10 per cent, copper. About $20,000  has been spent in the development of the  property.  THE PRIVATE SECRETARY.  The   Kaslo   Dramatic   Club   gave   a   most  acceptable   amateur   performance   in   Carne3^  Hall last Saturda3' evening.      The  pla3~  was  " The Private Secreta^," and the parts were  taken  with  considerable  merit.      The   ladies  and gentlemen taking part were :   Mrs. Fraser,  Miss   Smith   and    Mrs.    Doty',    and . Messrs.  Fraser, Andrews, Fletcher,   Mair,   Rolph and  Rae.     The performance was in aid of the Kootenay Lake Hospital,   for   which  the   sum   of  $45.00 was realized.      It   is   the  intention  of  this club to visit Nelson again,  and  no doubt  the reception will be a repetition of  what   it  was last Saturda3r night.  A fire at the Ottawa University last week  gutted the eastern wing. The damage is estimated at $40,000, covered 03- insurance.  At Rossland on Monday Ma3*or Scott withdrew from the contest, as did also those 011  his ticket. H. S. Wallace, his opponent, will  therefore be mayor of Rossland with a following pledged to support him.  t,.  mmmmrr.  t: v-^AjK-fi ;.W3W����:,-r.t 'jiy/HF  ?g55raS��3^^ THE NELSOnN ECONOMIST.-  jtj.  i  LADIES'AID CONCERT.  LOCAL NEWS.  PERSONAL.  \ h  The concert in -Carney Hail on Fricla}^ evening, given under the  auspices  of the  Ladies'  Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church, was a  most, unqualified success, and Was  largely   attended, which shows, that the people of Nelson  appreciate good music.     The first on the  programme was a piano solo,  "La Fileuse," .rendered by Miss Wilson.     This  was  practically  . Miss Wilson's first appearance   in Nelson, and  she created a good impression  by   her  artistic  rendering of this difficult selection.      She was  loudly encored.      Mr.   Parkinson  sang in excellent   voice   '' I   am    Waiting,'.'    and   also  received   an  encore,       Mr.   Plarris (also first  appearance.) gave a violin solo.  His technique  is almost perfect, and he was given   a   perfect  ovation;   - Mrst Whalley : saiig    '' The "Girl I  Left Behind,". a,nd  was   deservedly   encored.  ���  Mfe>R.;?W. Da3^^hbis\alv\7ays:axfavorite, sang  "^Rocked ihUhe/Deep30W"in;;gocd voice;-     "-T?;  Love You.Still," -Hvas rendered-'by   Mrs. J. J:  Campbell in a manner which proclaimed her a'������  true artist.      :For an encore   she repeated the  last verse of the same ��� sons:.       Mr.   Rex   Mc-  Donald   g#ve> "Alice,   Where   Art  -Thou."  This gentleman's-reputation Is   so well estab-  o �����������-���-      1 ������������������  lished.as to, require no comment.     Mrs...W. A.  ,  Macdonaldis a late addition to Nelson's musi- -.  cal circles.       She.has a svveet voice,  and sup.-,  plies what   is usually /lacking  in yocalists���;  dramatic expression.     Her rerditicu of "The  Garden of Sleep "   at  once proclaimed her an  artist, and no high class conceit in this city in .  future will   be   complete   without   Mrs. "Mac-  clonald.     As usual, Mr* ^Winter brought down  the house with his banjo solo.       Plis selection  was   '' Jarges Jubilee.''       Mr. Caldwell is another late arrival in Nelson'.       He has a voice  of great range, and his selection, "Mandala}r,''  afforded him a   first-class   opportunity for the  display of his vocal powers,   "-when the Tide  Comes In,"   was   faultlessly rendered by Mr.  Chadborne.   The accompaniments werepla3'ecl  by Mrs. A: E. Hodgins, Mrs. Whitney,   Mrs.  Day and Mr. Painton.       The rest   oi the programme was   participated   in by   those whose  names have been alreacty.mentioned, and altogether the concert was an .artistic success. The  financial part of the,concert, was also satisfactory.  Complaints are still pouring in as to the pre-,  valence of- coasting on the public thoroughfares. Boys and sleds continue to monopolize  the grades to the danger of pedestrians,. and  incur great risk themselves of colliding with  passing teams. There is no death to record  this week.  - Gibson and Evans, the two men charged  with stealing from the Hudson's- Bay Company's store, and who were returned for trial  by Police Magistrate Crease, have elected under the Speedy Trials Act, not to wait for the  next court of competent jurisdiction, but to  have their fate settled at once. They will be  brought up on Saturday morning, and will  probabty plead guilty. Nearty all the stolen  goods are in the possession ofthe police.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only   liquors   which   they  can recommend. *  The building prospects for Nelson the coming season are excellent.  The Hume Hotel will   be   ready   for   occupancy about February 15.   /  A branch ofthe Merchants' Bank of Halifax  will be opened: in Nelson at once.  Attention is directed to the advertisemeut of  the Nelson Cafein another column.;  It is probable that the prisoners in the old-  jail will be transferred to. the new building,  next week. ���'��� .-���...��� .-:���-������'������������:  Mr.; Timmins, ofthe firm of Ferlancl & Co.:,. j  has disposed of his interests in the concern to ���  his partner, and has left for his home <in. the ;  East;- ���:.-..���..' ���. .    ������,'':= -���-,,.'.." ;.:-  The bursting ofthe water main.at the-corner .  of Baker, and.Hall streets the ctlier clay caused  considerable trouble., ;.-,  'Thefe:are:'saTdto 'he'- several   applicants   for  the position'.'-'-'of city- 'pbund-keepe'r;i;rendered ^  vacai'it by the" resignation of Mr.   Bl'ahey.'  There is an active canvass being prosecuted,  by the aspirants to municipal houcr,s. ..gevera^f  residents of the East Ward   are taking ahanGL-.v  in the fight.  Fred    Irving,    Jacob     Dover    and   Frank  Teetzel were exalted to the RcyafArch Chapter at Kaslo last evening.     They v ere. acccm-  panied by Dr:!.Ouinlan!,   Chas. ' A.   Waterman"  and George McFarlaue.  L^cal skaters are enjoying- the spert to their  hearts' con tent:.'. The- rink -is: liberally natron-  ized in the evenings, while dining the day the  frozen., waters along the lake front .make an  excellent skating ground.  A'sranscof men are at work in the vicinity  of Gray's sawmill levelling the gro.ahd for the  railwa}^ track. ��� ..It has .'been found necessary to  ..use dynamite to remove the stumps- of trees  encountered. '���  The death is announced from Victoria of  Mrs. Flora Murphyj wife of :Mr. Dennis  Murphy, a barrister formerly of Kaslo. Mrs.  Murphv'"was/only: 27 years of age and had a  laree circle of friends at Victoria who will  mourn her death, and sympathize with the  bereaved husband. The deceased was a sister  of Mrs. T. L. Davies of this city.  The Nelson heckey team will play a match  with Kaslo at the latter place next Saturday.  The following team will represent Nelson :  Goal, C. Harrington ; point, Wm. Duncan ;  cover-point, Geo. Nuiiu (captain ); forwards,  J, Thompson, F. Smith, W. Banning, I). W.  Rutherford; spare man, H. Jackson ; mascot,  Ed. McCardia ;  manager, IT. Irwin.  Jame<s Gillis has been sentenced, to six  months' imprisonment for an assault on an  old man named Frank   Milloch.   at   Rossland.  The benchers at Victoria have called to the  bar Messrs. A.'S. Innes, W. C. Moresby, I.  M. Miller, C. K. Courtney and IT. A. Stewart, and admitted as solicitors Messrs. Moresby  and Miller.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only tho purest wines and liquors  Try one bottle.  Trunks, Valises, Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  ��� / G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo, is in town,        V  Dr. J. R. Ryan, of Goat River,  is in town.  Bruce White, of Sandon,   was  in   town   on  Friday.  ��� ' /  ��� ���   Hector McRae, of. Ottawa, was in Nelson on -  Thursday..-  Mr. McMahon,   of McMahon Bros.,   Moyie'  City, is in,town.': ���-������������.���*���  J. B. Hastings and wife, of Rossland,   were  in town oiiMonday.. ,' /  W. H. Armstrong, of Vancouver, paid Nelson a visit last wreek.  E. J. Coyle and T. R. Ella,   of  Vancouver,  were in town on '.Thursda-}'.' o/  '*���    'School Inspector Burns left town  this week  on.a.business trip) to Rossland.  ���-** Rev. H/ Irwin (Father.Pat) is.. in town, to  attend a meeting of the Episcopal synod. ,  ���The municipal elections in the various cities  of the province  are being   warmly contested,,  and with the exception of.Nelson the mayor's,  chair is. disputed in  each case. ..- .  -"-���* Attention is called to the sale of boots, and  shoes for the next thirty'days at the People's  Shoe Store, on W^ard Street. .This is a bona  fide clearance sale J. K. Thomson,  Advt. Manager.; - ���.  Ledgers, Journals, Cash Books at the  Thomson   Stationery  Co.,  L'td.- ��� ���.-.-���'-,"-'   .-,.  Pocket Diaries for 5 80S at Thomson Stationery Co.% L'td.  " in deS^nKdT ;vr^ -  In   the matter of  the Winding-up Act  and in the  matter of  the Nclsonftawmi 11 Co. (Limited). : .   ���  Fealed tenders will.be received by the undersigned as liquidator of the.'fc'elKo.n.Sawinill Co. tip-to 12 o'clock noon on Sat-  uvday, the 22d day Of January, ISflS, for the purchase of the  estate and effects pi such company, viz. :    - ...    .   ..  Saw mill, 20x90, sash and door house,,.dwelling-house"', dry  kiln and boiler, lumber shed, safe, stock ������of���mouldings, and  lO.OUHeet of lumber, one en ;-ine. and b.)iler (10^ h.-p.)new;  one shingle machine, one lath machine, one three-saw ed.-  ger, one inserted tooth saw. n2 inches; one solid tooth saw,  48 inches; one solid'tootn saw,/nil inches; one planer; one  circular cut saw, (new);  log carriages;  belting.  The machinery and belting are'"nearly new and in good  condition. ' ' --, ,.-���.  .   The above property is situate hrtiie limits of the Company,  adjacent to the oityof Nelson, B'. C.  Hocdc a"couiUs approximating.$2,212.OS.  TiMMEitLiMrrs���Lot 282, grou|)"[, Kooteany. comprising 1,000  acres; less 120 acres- transferred - to th'e Hall Mines; lot 283,  group I, Kootenay, comprising 1,0-10 acres: lot 2i>> A, group I,  Kootenay. coinprisinv 80 af res. . ���      .-���  Tne above parcels arc held under a 21 years' lease from  (Jovernment, d.ited 1-lth March, 1 s92. at an annual rental of  10'"' per acre and rent is.paid up to March Llth, 1898.  Lot 228. group I, com prising ;100 acres, held under a -9 years'  lease, dated February ~>th, 1892, from (lovornineut at an annual, rental of 10c peracre and rent is yiaid up   to   Februa rv oi,  1898.  The four parcels above mentioned are on the north slope of  Toad Mountain, an 1 commence about' half a mile irom Nelson. B. ('.    '  Lot 9:*>7, group I, com prising 1, -100 acres, is held under lease  from the <��o\ eminent of 21 years from March -It h, 1890. and  is on Kootenay Kiver. about I mile^ west of Nelson. There  is a balanve of ren', amounting   to -if 1-10.   due  on   this   parcel.  Tli ere is a Hume one and a-ha 1 f m i !es long with ample water Mipply to tloal the lumber from the mill to the oily yard,  and t he eo.npany has a statutory ri^ht to 100 miners' inches  ofwaterfroi.il Cotton wood Smith Creek   and   00   inches, from  < < i\ e Out ('reek .  Tenders are to be for t he cut ire assets of the company; but  part ies so desi i'ing may tender separately for any port ion of  t he assets, and  such tenders wi 11 he considered.  Tki:.ms Ten |ht ecu t of t he a nioiiu t, ni.ust   accompany   e:i"!i  tender, the luihince to he psro'd in 00 days from the date of acceptance with interest at 8 percent.    Or,  "��� -'.l.'erius inay he a rranued for such balance at t hemiect i:ig of  the Credi tors to be held in accordance with the notice hereunto at tached.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Inspect ion of the hooks, copy of the 1 eases, and all'ot her information can be obtained on application to t he u ndorsiirned.  Dated at .Nelson. IL ('., 20th  December. 1897.  II.   K. CAM K1JON,  Liquidator of Nelson Sawmill Company  NOTICE.  In the mutter of the Winding-up Act and the Nelson Sawmill  Company.  A meeting of t be credi tors of the above company will he  held at the law ollice of Maedonahl A: Johnson. Baker street.  Nelson, B. Con Tuesday. tbe'i.Mh January. 189S. at 2:^0 p.m..  to consder the sale of the assets ofthe company and receive  report of liquidator and deal with all matters' within their  power affecting the companv.  Dated at   Nelson. B, C 20th December, 1897.  H.   K. CAMKKOX,  Liquidator of Nelson Sawmill Company   __���  _ ���_. T . ���-���-..rnrin-mr'>~wg-wnr-'j^r^-i'-w. "��� v^-v^-rrr^^vr/^^^vV^r^^rVjxih-V'K^^ JB7>:^^^.?^��5^^^i^���-.^"v7A���^ ���8,  ;THE-NELSON ECONOMIST.  i  WOMAN'S  KINGDOM  In England and in Canada,   says  Vogue, they have now quite', an- ingenious plan for seating the  guests  at a large dinner   or   a   luncheon.  In the ladies'   dressing-room,   con-,  spicuously placed, is a leather  tablet, made on the extension plan,  so  that it can be large or small, to suit  the number of guests.   Surrounding-  each    imaginary . table���for    often,  several tables are used���are small j  openings made to hold a card bearing each guest's  name,   which  can  slip in and out like  a  photograph  case, so making  it  usable   for  any  as it was then. "Flattery," says  the author, whose sex is not revealed by the title-page, and is not  eas3^ to guess from internal evidence,   " is a  powerful  weapon   in !  in/:��friees in  Millinery to  make room  for Spring  Goods.    /La-  the art of making love.    Never "J dies will do well to call and get prices in dress-mak-  lived there yet man or  woman  but i ijlfiC. SflRS    E  what in some way or other could be-i _ ���_____���_.._____.._. _._ _:_._ ���.'..   - ���'������-. '.  flattered.     The   great   point   is   to  know in  what  wTa3r  to   use  it.    -A ,  3roung lacty will feel flattered if you j  get a chance/young  man,   to tell.j  her mother about   the  good qualities of- her daughter.     Never  fear  but the daughter  will bear  of it."  The author dwells  at  some  length j  on the subtle flattery "'conveyed in  A    duplicate ! applying:'what'is ordinarily termed  ,t.o   the   object   of  and   repeats   with,  cards, which are inclosed in a  tiny [emphasis     the   ^admonition     that  envelope assigning to each man the | << faiut heart neyer won fair lady."  I M��  rson  9  number   of  one   is   also   placed  dressing-roc m,  dinners  in   the   men's  near    the    dinner  WENNIPEG, MANITOBA.  c c  a   "pet   name ���  one's   affection,  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada:  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  P. L RUSSELL 'Mot Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  ���air ,   9 *-���  woman whom his   hostess   desires  he shall take  in to, dinner.     Each  guest is expected by this means to  study out" his and her seat at  table,  much as one familiarizes one's  self  with the plan of the theatre  when  choosing   seats.     When   dinner   is  announced,   and  the   guests   enter  the dining-room to take their seats,  -'.they are not obliged to wander ig-  noraiitty around the room in search  of their places, but are able  intelli-  Then the author fits the shoe to the  other foot:     " There is no  impropriety," he or she says,  " in ^lady's  taking any reasonable measures  to  induce her beau to   ma*k.e  st^ pro-  posal, when he is either   backward,  slow,, or bashful.''     The  advice of  eld Weller to " beware of widders "  is indorsed in  only a  half-hearted  way.       " In   making   love   with'-" a  w7idowV'^a.utrior  says,   "you   have  nothing jfco ifo   but to  answer   her  gently    to    find    their    particular l questions and to return her caresses.  i< -l     ����� . ...  table and place at once, without  the least solicitude on the part of  the hostesss.  There is an   agitation   in   British  newspaperdom    over    the    female  nurse, and British journals publish  voluminous   essays   in    answer   to  such   questions   as   tl Are   Female  Nurses Dangerous?"     Lady Priestley set the game afoot.     She  complains that the female nurse   nowadays occupies a position which may  be-productive  of harm  to   society,  and she cites several cases in which  nurses   have   either   married   their  patients   or   have   sued    them    for  breach of promise.     Lady Priestley  is particularty exercised because the  I In making love to a   widow,   then,  you   must   first   be   sure   that   you  want her for a wife,  as   it  will   not  be safe to trust yourself within   the  pale .of her influence  if you  expect  ever to  get off heart-whofe.     She  will certainly catch you in her toils,  if she pleases.     She, of course, does  not give you  much  chance  to   exhibit those romantic   proofs   of attachment which young girls delight  in,   but "will  discuss  the   marriage  ceremony and plans for the future  with  the same   coolness   and   deliberation as if she were selecting her  furniture    and    household    goods.  Considering   all   her    peculiarities,  the courtship of a widow is a  mere  ( formal   matter   of   business.     Anv I  female   nurse   is   frequently   called j mjul with sufficient nerve to use his i  upon  to attend   young   unmarried j 0wn   judgment in the purchase of a I  horse may court a widow without I  trouble and without advice. "Twenty '  ways of popping  the  question   are !  Is fast becoming a social as well as a.'mining,and bus-BJ&ss  centre. The jgany social, political, church and clubljp&iy  quets held the'past few .week's attest this fact. TJie-fine-  glass and chinaware so conspicuous at most of these functions wras furnished b3r   '  Messrs. Kirkpatrick-& Wilson  The largest dealers iu these lines  in :, the   district.     The3^  also furnish the choicest teas, coffee and groceries.  *3 9    *Z^  MERCHANT TAILOR.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   High Class. Suits Made  Latest* Styles.  n  the  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  S9  A large stock of all grades  from the best makers. We  can sell yon any kind of a pipe  ^1 T"Tr  men, who, by a strange perversity  she points out, are "not imbued  with any wild desire for convalescence." In other words, the  fatuous young male is attracted by  this fascinating woman, with her  attractive garb and winning wa}rs,  and, for the sake of her society, refuses to get well.  e  gar  c~n  *e.  advanced, and the author concludes  the advice for wooers and the wooed  I with the following axiom : "Asa  j general rule a gentleman need  j never be refused. Every woman,  j except a heartless coquette, can  j easily discourage a man that she  ! does   not   intend   to   marry   before  IAS.  TJ.  YEAR  "The  M}*ster3" of  Love,  Courtship, and Marriage  L- 4.1 1-  I- I _. _ ^_.^���     ,  ,. ,     ,    or <.  .       are woefully blind in this   thing  of  hshed    fifty    years    ago,    contains j lOVemaking, and do   not  get  their!  much advice that is as sensible now j eyes open until they are 'kicked ' " '  J hree carloads of Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for our  Kootenay markets. They will arrive December 15, when we will bo  in a position to fill all orders for Turkevs, Geese, Ducks and Chickens either WHOLESALE OR RETAIL, at reasonuble prices Orders"  can be placed at any of otir Branches now, and thev will have nir  prompt attention on arrival of stock. We will also have a laree as  sortment of Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, Cured Meats, Fish anr nv"  ters.    Mail Orders a Specialts.   Branches at ���"  is the title  of! matters come to the point of declara- j  a  little  book  which,   though  pub- * tlon-     ^l? ver3'true that some men >'  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  SLOGAN CITY  KASLO  ytsSSj THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  r>  *~s  cl  vantage  t  i  EEp  JL  yj��*,i %!-'������*  ..x  1.1  SHORT. STORIES:  When Canon Farrar left this  country some years ago-, he told  Phillips Brooks that he was g/oing"  to give a farewell lecture on his im-.-  pressions of America. Brooks, who  /.vyas a thorough American and person of excellent common sense,  s a id .to h i m pro in p tly : " Don' t do  any such thing. In the first place;-  yd'u." have mi o impressions ; and in  the   second ... place,' ,-tliey    are . all  it/-up to the elbow. Pier reply was j  prompt :'"' 'Only rollicking for an |  onion, my lady  fea ...  mm  #  s^  I sg&ss  sa j  >   j >  wrong.  At a meeting in  London, lately,  Lady  Henry-, Somerset,   the   o-reat  .        ���     ��� *        - < -  temperance worker" was "/absent  through illness. The lady .who  took her place made this kindly but  unexpected explanation: t( Dear'���'  Lady -Henry has been'-over worked,  and we must,:-of- course,---be careful  not to kill the-goose that lays the  golden esrsrs."  : Colonel T. A.   Dodge  is  respon-  sible for the following story   of   a.  negro preacher whose congreeatioii!  habit ifali-v   made    a    great   racket!  ever$x;Sunday.     Upon  being  cities- !  tionecf  the old man   with   evident-!  sorrow for the ignorance "ofthe col-  onel said :     " Loan you know the  Lawd's ;Prayer ? "     "Of   course,"  replied the colonel ;   " but what has  that to   do   with  it?'"     "Doan.de  Lawd's Prayer say hollered be Thy  name ? " replied the all-wise   preacher. '      - .    ���  .   .���'4,V'  - '3^ .  DEALERS   IN  m  mi?*�� !*  & gr  m  ��� S * ���  lough and  ?^a Lii  <&��k  4  BAKER STREET,  ressaei iumcer.  In premises lately-'occupied  bv  A. McDonald clL-   Co:  ���a:  .n.  oors,  NELSON, B.C.  liara  M ^ ��?% f* f%-8 t \8l��> ff  *y   '^s��3 2   a ^a? %2? QH?U   ^ff%i? ii .  si  I  '��  Jloolw    Nelsoii  ;! GENEREL   HARDWARE,    STOVES,    MINING    SUPPLIES,  }    ' '���:   -r���:  ��� j LAMPS  AND  LAMP  GOODS,   PLAIN AND  FANCY.     Agents for  ��� -An enthusiastic admirer- of  the ! Armstrong; '���&  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market,  canine species tells of a  dog-  who, j -  whenever he was presented  with   aj  'CD  .: Dumas-the elder had/a good deal  of the;'1 African-; iu his'; appearance,  and he had to no "smalt degree the  love of show common to  that race.  penny; bought a penny bun and ate !  it. One day the baker, in a merry I  iiiGod, gave ..him a halfpenny bun.!  The dog looked at the baker, then I  af'the bun., then at the baker ag/ain ; <  ������-"'   ���������:    ��� ���- _ - - '      '      |  then he left the shop, and in a  few ;  minute's "' re-appeared,   backwards; j-  f%%*  n��-  *JS  r^?> iV^ /7=t3  1 IlbuOfl  "0.  N Vj ^   g^   N  1--T       H*-;      vl       tw       f. ^3  v^^   ���  Referring to the latter ���-.���trait,  Alex- j drawinS a policeman  after  him by  ander Dumas ills made the remark: j the tullic" The dcg with false teeth, | ^ ^  " My father is. sotyain and so  fond j which was one of the curiosities   at j |||||  of display that  he  would  ride  be-! a   recent   dog'snow,   lias been   fol- .j  I  'y3^- *��j%**   AT-���-  ��  rrivec  RiiTrHrpf  2?   ��W?  ^te^  9-  hind his own coach to make people j iowed by the dog with   a glass eye.  believe that he keeps a colored foot- LFhis Proud creature  is  to   be  seen  man.  I at Worthing".  Anything you want at the-lowest market price. Wholesale and retail shops at. Nelson, Kaslo,' Sandon and Quartz Creek. A specialty  made of supplying railway companies anal miners.  CT>  There    are     some     entertaining:     During the I-ranco-Prussian War,  pictures    of   life     in     Washington : Napoleon   the   Third   gave   orders  seventy years ago in Stratford Can-   that no war correspondents  should  ning's   diary    and    letters.       "My   accompany the   French   troops,   fori  predecessor," he writes,     " was Sir ��� the reason that " the effects  of our :  Charles  Bagot,. a man  of very   at-; mitrailleuses    will   be   so    terrible,;  tractive manners, intelligent, witty, land these  writers  will make   such!  and kind.     An   American   minister ; descriptions of them, that  our   bat-;  and his wife dining  with him one   ties   will   impress   people   as 'mere!  day,  he   heard   Lady   Bagot,   who \ massacres, and everybody will have j  was at some distance,   say   rather ' a horror of them."     A   reporter  of  quickly:     ' My dear Mrs. Simpson, ��� Le Figaro,   Alfred  d'   An nay,   was  what   can   you    be    doing?'     The ; so indignant at the emperor's order, '  salad-bowl had been offered to Mrs.   that he   exclaimed,     l' Very   well,  Simpson, and her arm   was  lost  iu . then ; we shall not puff this  war !" ;  neau  Tl  <a>  ice,  n ebb 11  i  \     Ul  ftU  r^ n  Manager  ie  B.  C.  C.   O.   I).   Grocery.  Arbuckle's Coffee is down to 20c ]->er. lb.  7 b-irs laundry son}) for 25 cents.  5 cans tabic fruit $r, and everything else   011   same   basis.  A credit house  cannot compete   with   us,    and   forunately  don't, have to.     People buying on time must expect to pa}*  mope.     But  I he   cash  buyer   demands  and   gets  the  best  goods, quick service and Rock Bottom Prices.     Try the  s-~  &r^  %zS?��  '%0?m    %#E  "Suss L'   a  Q  r**  o  fo*fj  &?  a  a  &  *su^ O IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  GENERAL   NOTES.  Fox's Serges in  Blue and'. Black,, .warranted  not to fade, at Ross'.  He-  " I was going to ask you to  go sleighing with me to-da3', but  there's no snow on the ground."  She���" Then, f am afraid you will  have to get  a  carriage.  Office Diaries for 1S08  Co., L'td.  at Thomson Stationery  stupidity^,  most of it.  One night, when the audience in  a small town was especially bad,  Sarah Bernhardt, bored by the  smalfsize of the audience and its  resolved to make the  The plav  was ''   Cam-  1    ...? o :������  ille.'' But instead of speaking the  lines as Dumas wrote them, Sarah  made up the play as she went along,  interpolating such .opinions as,  from minute to minute, she had of  the audience. She called them unutterable things, and iu. a highty  dramatic way. The innocents applauded these/-sentiments' vigor-:  ouslyy upon which she called them  NOTICE.  : Owners of Placer.Claims are invited to send  a few ounces of the black or gray sand, obtained in washing the gray sand".or gravel for  gold, to "The Provincial -Mineralogist, Bureau  of Mines, Victoria," stating the name of the  creek irom which the sand is taken, and its locality.  It is believed that PLATINUM, and perhaps  IRIDIUM are frequently passed'- over, and lost  by the prospector, as they have much the appearance of iron in the sand. These minerals  are as valuable as gold, the latter more so, and  if the placer claim owners will send the black  or gray sand as aforesaid it will be assayed and  the results givento the owner.  /JAMES BAKER, ,  , Minister of Mines.  ions  s  At any hcrar day or night (Night Bell).  Canada, Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'td.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson^  Assessment   Act  and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  something worse.  THOS. R. McINNES. ���  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom' Of Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.,"&(.'���.', &c.  To Our faithful the Members elected to serve  in the Legislative Assembly of our Province of British Columbia at our City of Victoria���Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  A. G. Smith, ) "rSTHEREAS    We  Deputy Attorney-General, j   VV     are desirous  and resolved, as "soon as may  be, to  meet Oar  people of Our  Province of' British Columbia,  and to have their advice in Our Legislature :  NOW KNOW YE, that for divers  causes and  considerations, attd taking into consideration  the ease and convenience of  Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, by and with tne advice of Our Executive Council of the Province  of British Columbia,   to  hereby  convoke,   and  by these presents enjoin you, and each of you,  that on Thursday, the tenth day of the  month  of February, one-thousand eight hundred and  ninetv-eight, you meet Us in Our said  Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  Citv   of   Victoria,   FOR   THE    DISPATCH   OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act/and conclude upon  those things which in Our Legislature  of  the  Province of British Columbia, by the Common  Council of Our said Province   may,   by  the  favour of God, be ordained.  In Testimoiiv Whereof, We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent, and  the  Great Seal of the said Provinc c to be hereunto  affixed :   Witness,   the Honourable  Thomas R. McInnes, Lieutenant-Governor  of Our said Province of British Columbia,  ��� in   Our  City  of   Victoria,    in    Our    said  Province, this thirtieth day of December,  in   the  year  of Our  Lord  one  thousand  eight hundred and ninety-seven,  and   in  the sixty-first vear of Our Reign.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay.District.  NOTICE is-hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes," that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the . Assessment Act are  now due.- for -the..- year -1897.. - All. the above-  named taxes collectible withiiT the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed bv me, are  payable at any office, at'Kaslo, B. C." Assessed  taxes are  collectible at  the   following rates,  viz.,:���  '"'���"���''.'  Four-fifths of one per cent: on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not anore than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one-per. cent; wheia such excess  is over ten', thousand dollars and not mor.e-than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per ..cent.; .av.1i en such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent; '.���'���'  Three per   cent,  on   the assessed  value   of  wild land.    .;--' ' ���-..:  If, paid on or before the 30th dav of June,  1S97 : ;  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  Aralue of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess*of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, oaie per  cent,: when sin h excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one aaid one-quarter of one' per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one aaid one-half of one per cent.  Tavo aaid one-half per cent,  on  the assessed  value of avi'Id land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, ,$3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2aid September, 1897.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Braaiches.  Welsoii Blacksmith Co.  H. A.   PR05SER,   Manager. Lake St.,  Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,  B. C  King,  an  ass  ri aim as  GOODS. AND PRICES /.RIGHT  awrence  Telephone 21.  ��  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  NOTICE.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  I, Edward Cordingly, hereby give notice that  I intend to apply at the next meeting of the License Commissioners' for the City of Nelson for  a transfer of the Saloon License held by me for  thia premises on Lot 4, Block 1, Vernon street,  Nelson, B. C, to premises in the rear of Lot 7,  Block 9,  Ward   street,   Nelson. And  further.  that I intend to apply for a transfer of said license from myself toS. E. Emerson, of the said  citv of Nelson'.  Dated Dec. 11th, 1897.  Edward Cordingly.  Tax Notice.  il   limits  "Unpaid taxes within   the municipal  if the cities of Nelson .and Rossland."  " As provided by the Speedy Incorporation of  ' Towns   Act, 1897, a   rateable   portion of  the  1 real estate taxes within the municipal limits  ��� of the cities of Nelson  aaid  Rossland for the  ��� year 1S97, is payable to the respective mnni-  ' eipalities.    In 'order  that  the Provincial as-  : sessment   roll may   be closed, in so far as re-  ; lates to property assessed within said cities ;  : notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  1 of  taxes due aiul payable oai   said   property  are paid to the undersigned at   Kaslo, on   or  before the ."0th   day   of   November,   1S97,   the  lands and property against Avhich   taxes  are  then unpaid will be advertised for sale in accordance with the provisions of tax sales under the Assessment Act."  - John Keen.  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this -Ith dav of October. 1897.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter ofthe Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Companw  Dated thisGth day of October, 1897.  E. T.  II.   SlMI'KINS,  Deputy  District  Registrar at  Nelson,   British  Columbia.  INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.  Court " Mines, " Aiiasworth B. C.  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., at  Henry's hall. Donald MoAulcy, C. I). S. C.  Ranger; John Milles, Chief Ranger; Leander  Shaw, Treasurer; W. R. Jarvis,. Recording  Secretary; Win. P. Freeman, Financial Secretary. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited.  Court Kootenay No. 3138, Nelson B. C.  Meets first and third Wednesdavs iai the  month in the Odd Fellows hall. Officers- F. W  Swannell, G.D.S.C.R.; M. McGrath, ('. R.; J.  Mowat, W.C.R.; W. B.Shaw, R.S.; W. Ilodson,  F.S.; W. II. Graham, Treas.; J. R. Green, Chap.;  E. C. Arthur. M.I)., I'hvs.; A. Shaw, P.C R.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN"   will hereafter  be known  under  the brand, "OG! L-  VJE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter  be known  under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent offices,  and any "in--  fringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags Avith flour Avill be prosecuted according  to  law, as each bag of flour is  fully guaranteed  which bears.our registered brand and: sewn  with our special red Avhite and blue tAvine. -  In thanking you for your patronage in the past, aiad in soliciting a continuance of vou'rTa-':'  vors, Ave take this opportunity of inforiaiing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and *' OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special pro-'  cess, securing the right combination of prjperties   gluten and starch   to produce the highest-  results in baking.  In placing bur neAV brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that vour most  profitable interests Avail be served iai securing you the finest quality of bread. No "expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices Avill at all times be  ot as Ioav a figure possible consisteait with the superior article whicli we offer.   Yours truly,  C. M. LEISHSWAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  n~bsci*i"be for* Trie  .*������-  The   Nelson   Wine  Co.  carry  only   the    best  liquors. *  M. THE ^ELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  Commencing Monday, the 17th inst., at 10 a.m. sharp, at the store lately occupied by Mr.Esnoiifas the  Gheapside Store, corner of Ward and Vernon Streets, Kelson, B. C., an immense stock of groceries of all  .Kinds, hardware of all kinds, dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, overshoes and rubbers, jewelry; and fancy  goods, soaps, store "bins, store truck, 3 sets of scales, one coffee mill, extra good, three show cases, curved  front, cutlery, hats and caps, one peanut roaster, stoves, 3 barrels of vinegar, one barrel of molasses, canned  goods, oils.  YTHIMGt MTJ^  ^  ^  5v3X_j_13^  An exceptional opportunity to lay in a stock of household supplies. I will pIso sell the store of -S. Giutzbiirger, situated at McGuigan, near  Saiidon, B. C, being two stones high and about 24ft by 50ft, and which is said to have; ccst about $1,000. A good title will be given by the K.  & S. Railway Company for the sum of $150 to the two lots upon which the building stands.  The sale w;ill commence sharp at 10 a. m: and the goods will be offered in small lots so that everyone will have ample opportunity to secure  what they want. . \.  The above stoc.    aid building are being sold under execution against one S. Gintzburger, of McGuigan, B. C.  r#  nusic.  To the Editor���It has long been a moot  question whether the efforts of amateurs,  either as singers or actors, should be criticized.  Unlimited iai jury has often been done by the  foolish flattery of friends. The ordinary avocations of life are deserted to become actors or  singers, only to find by' bitter experience,  Avheii judged by competent critics, their singing is very mediocre indeed, or that'they cannot act at all. Many amateurs are gifted with  tunjful voices, and when they speak correctly  their efforts always give pleasure to ah audience, but when a congregation is treated to  such pronunciation as -'Aa-oo-Lard" for "O  Lord," or '-faithful" With the. final syllable,  like "pul" in .pulverize, or singing with a nasal twang which plainly betrays the land of  tiieir birth and local education, this is, to say  the least, painful to the hearer. In the world  of music, where men and women siiag, there is  a staaidard of excelleaice which all amateurs  should strive to approach, and bearing in  anind the weiikness of human nature in this  respect, should not be influenced by the flattery of those who call them "fine singers,"  when more than probable they Iciioav nothing  of music and never heard good singing in their  lives. If some of our local amateurs think they  can sing, let them take the first opportunity of  consulting an artist and an authority of recognized positioai in the musical world who does  not know .their local importance, and they  ���would not suffer so much from what is known  as "swelled head."  [It is the intention of The Economist to afford ever}' facility for  musical criticism. It has been  p minted out that some of the criticisms appearing in this paper flatly  contradict each other. This can be  accounted for by the fact that the  work is done by contributors and  the paper publishes these contributions without endorsatiou or condemnation, The Economist onty  reserving to itself the right to expunge personalities. No doubt  some may feel annoyed that their  efforts to please have met with such  little appreciation, but that is their  own fault. Critics may differ also,  but that is not the fault of the paper.  The question as to whether amateurs should be criticized has never  yet been satisfactorily^ settled.���Ed.  Economist.]  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms apply at residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson   Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  PIANO TUNING���An experienced Piano  Tuner will bs here i'h a few days. Orders  should be left with Thomson Stationery  Co. Ltd.  The house and lot owned by the late Carrie Wilson, CORNER  BARER AND HALL STREETS, being lot 1, block 7, IsTelsou. An  early sale is desired. Rents for $100 per month in advance payments.  Apply for terms to  a  W.  HAN'NINGTON, Barrister.  Overcoats in  Beavers  and    Chinchillas,   at  Ross'.  Nelson Division, West Kootenay  "Istrict.  Corner Josephine and Latimer Streets. R. G. JOY^ Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Baker Street; Cs  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scaulan,   Stanley   Street;, and   Maurin'  (Grocery, Hume Addition.  Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  A Court of Revision and Appeal under the  Assessment Act 188S and its amending Acts  will be held at the Court House, Kelson. B. C,  on Monday, the 24th Sanuary, 1898, at 10 o'clock  in the foreaioon.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson, B. C, 27th Dec-ember, 1S9S.  Tlotice of Dissolution.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between Thomas Booth and  E. J. Mills at the city of Kelson, B. C, was this  day dissolved by mutual consent. The business Avill be carriedby E. J. Mills only to whom  all accounts due the late firm are to be paid  and by whom all debts due by said firm v, ill be  met.  Dated at Nelson this eleventh dav of January, A. D., 1898.  Witness : \ Thomas Bo:.th.  W. A. Macdonald. E. J. Mills.  First=class in every particular. Merchants'  Lunch a Specialty from 11:30 to 2 o'clock. Dinner 5  to 8 o'clock.  BITE POSTOFFICE.  NO- CHINESE EMPLOYED.  ������jaifcir Tag^jnisj^BS-fssKw^w^^m* m wawwi-^jmgjp  Optician and Watohniaker,  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed  1  20Per-  Cent. Off  ���AT-  FINE REPAIRING.  Half Soles from 75c to $1.25.  B. fVIALAftDRiNS,  Baker St, Opp C. &,   K. Land Office.  Young husband���" Why do you  object to tobacco ?" Young wife���  "Because it's a poison." Young  husband���" But it's a slow poison."  Young wife���"That's nry objection."  New patterns in English, Scotch and Irish  tweeds at Boss'.  Whittaker's Almanack 1898, Cloth and Paper  Editions, at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  STONE'S DRUG STORE, Kauffman Block, Baker St, Nelson  Fish and Poultry Market  . Smith, Prop.  ;i  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, Patrick .'. Russell, intend thirty days afterdate of this notice  applying to the acting Cold Commissioner for  a license to sell liquor at retail in a hotel at  Coat River Landing, West  Kootenay.  Dated at Nelson. B. C, January fi. 1898.  All K  incls  of Fresh Fish, Oysters  and   Poultry.  T. S. Cork.  11.   Btkxkt.  .1. II. McOukgor  Opposite Thomson's Book Store,  Baker St, Nelson.  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   mnd   Dominion   Land  Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  Ag-ents  for  Obtaining:  Crown   Grant* and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British Columbia  s^aimxusBsstmi^mswmsasw^B^M^msiMS!^  *���SS^^ 12  THE NEESON  ECONOMIC  ��~>  ���<j':  >!'���  P    ;-*f  I!:     ^  11        I  S hj p p e rs and I m por te rs  ?  ^  yBr  ^r  ���..a^.-���..., ���.���.t^��...^<���  .    .-..,-    . -   : l.    >iiBl^-iM-"1McwM;    tf--Ti      *h"h ii ii'-^'--['���'"���iigtftiiYi'rr"-'J-innii'Mfiif ii'���Tfnii r  E  Criterion Saw Sets, * Ice Creepers,"  Coal Oil Stoves," Queen Stoves,  Warrior Stoves and Ranges.  ���AT THE���  BAKER STREET, NELSON.;     P. O. Box 63  For his next pair of shoes. We will guarantee to save }^ou  money I33' doing it. Have a large stock to choose from,  and our prices are 'WAY DOWN.    $1 to $2.75 per pair.  Received per express 3,000 fine Havana Cigars���a sample  lot���comprising Henry Clay, Espanola, Hermcsas, Caio-  lina, Bock and other well-known brands, packed 25 in a  box. Also a lot of beautiful cigar-holders, cigar cases,  tobacco pouches, cigarette-holders, cases and match safes.  Just the Thing for X'mas Presents.  Why to Gilker's for'airy-thing I need.    See his new stock of  adstone  Travelling Bags,   Telescope   Bags,  Clu  -a! is  "^".���'.-. -.  oors, Sa:  Office  id W  ffirn  Hi Eis  rk  Br  a  ano  nd M Cnl for  aeksmith Coal an  Domestic Purnoses  n0i  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  LEO  made on a  Lit,SaferSL or M<  ication to  ���I  Telephone No 35.  Ill  Vernon S  ?  <^  *Jt-=g=�� 1 ^a^.T^-"  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine.  Bran,  rowers a  rers  Shorts,'  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Skills Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  E  E  ,   . _W)  Give this Fionr a Trial before passing an opinion.  NELSON,  B. C  P. O. Box 498.  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