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The Nelson Economist Jan 26, 1898

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 THE NELSON '-.ECONOMIST.  the New York police made, an important discover}' in'an. old frame house in West Hobo-  ken. They^ arrested the notorious forger,  William Brack way,, and his accomplice, Mrs.  Abbee Smith, and secured the -counterfeiting  plant.      The pair are  now undergoing a long  term of imprisonment. The other day a woman who lives next door to, the old frame'  building, where the discovery-was made, found  concealed between the beams of the attic  365,000,counterfeit bills on the Bank of Montreal. ; The}*- were made up -'chiefly'> of $ico  bills, but were printed,.-only on..one side. The  discovery is a fortunate one, as the plate for  the reverse print was also found. Had the  paper fall eh into other h a n d sit m i g h t ��� h a v e ;  been completed and put in cireulaticn.  Mrs. Sternaiiian, who was to have been executed last Thursday for.the murder ��� of .'her  husband, is to have a new- trial. This announcement was ..made the day previous to  that fixed for: the execution. This is a r;ew  departure in Canaclkii criminal procedure, and  it re.nains to be seen how it will work. It is  said that the cabinet was by no means a'unit  on the matter, and it took considerable time  before the decision was arrived at.. The new  criminal code provides that if reasonable doubt  exists in a cas.3, instead of remitting a sentence  a new trial may be ordered. Tins chaise, it is  understood, was inserted i.i the codeat the i:i-  stince of Mr. Justice Stephens, who tried the  famous Mavbrick case.  The English language is every  day  becoming; more and more  the  commercial   lai pi:are  of the world.. Go w hi ere cue will arcl he 1 cars  it spoken and'  respected.       No   man   cf   any  nationality is new ccr.sideied educated  1 nics  he can speak the- language   which   is   that  cf  120,000,000 of people.      Richard T. CRburn,  in a recent address to the   American   Assccia-  tion for the Advar cement   of Science,   advai-  ced the adoption of a   world-language   for   the  purpose of trade, and proposed an inter! atici al  conference 011 the subject,   consisting   of,   say,  sixty   delegates  frcm  the  principal  countries.  As to the language, he  discaics   l'\cjaptk,''  and  prefers   a   tongue   \\ hich   has   grown by  sneech and is not manufactured.    Hi srlish has  the best title, for sin.ee  the Icghmig   cf   the  century, the number of persons speaking it has  increased over 200 per cent.,   while   1:1    < ll ci  lautruace but German lias   iucieascci  bv   even  100 per cent.     The estimates aie 1:0 ir.iil< 1 s  .of E.i^as'i-sp^akers,   46   millions   of   French  speakers, 37 millions of German  sjtakeis,   32  millions   of  Italian   speakeis,    22   miilic. 1 s   of  Spanish speakers,   15  miilic rs   cf   Vim guc-.e  speakers and 1 29 millions cf Russian speakers.  For Scandinavian there are 9 millions  and for  Dutch 5  millions.       Russian   is  therefc re  the  onlv tongue which can compete with lu gush  in point of extension ;   hut   English   is   11 cie  dispersed over the world, and  is   uudoublecily  destined to be the language of tlie future.  well to have public������building's in which larsre  assemblages are held,'periodically and systematically inspected'. At;the following meeting  of the city council, Aid. Hillyer had the city  engineer instructed to examine, Carney Hall  with the \uew of ascertaining if it be in a safe  .condition for public meetings. .���'-The'" engineer.,  handed in his report on the subject on M011-  ckiy last, and it is to the effect that the building is unsafe. ��� It was promptly .'decided' to  forbid the use of the hall for public gatherings  until it be put in thorough repair. On that  very night 'a fanc}T chess bail was to have  taken place in the hall, but in ������.-view of the  engineer's report .other quarters were found  for the ball. ; Had the merry party not been  apprised of the danger they 'were incurring,  the, result might have been fatal. Seeing that  Carney Hall is the only place for public meetings in Nelson, it is to be hoped that no time  will.be. lost in rendering it perfectly safe.  of everything. See ������ clause 7. Then, again,  this chamber would be a self-constituted, arbiter in mining disputes. ; To operate; such  an establishment w0u 1 cl be expehsive ; hut  this is provided foiy fc r would it .'.net have the  powers given by.clauses 9 and 11 ? In' the  absence of furtber infci matic'n,- w e inclir e to  the belief that' the mining public will, give the'  project the cold shoulder. Such a chamber,  composed of mining brokers, would not be a  benefit to the country, net that -these gentlemen are not a very estimable :class, but all the  water in. the Pacific Ocean vxuld net wash  away the suspicion that an institution so composed^ would be run for-;personal, rather than  public advantage. However, the prcmoters  intend to bring the matter up again at tie  next ^regular- meeting of the Ec ai cl c f Ti ac:e,  when they may be-able to .throw a different  light on the whole scheme.  A couple of weeks ago, in view oi' the  terrible and fatal accident at Loudon, Out.,  Thk Economist suggested that it   would   be  ; A movement is on foot in .Vancouver to  ! form a chamber of mines " to promote and  protect the mining interests and' industries of  the province of British Columbia." This is,  no doubt, a big undertaking, so big that we  fancy it had better be left in the hands.;, of the  Provincial Government. A special- meeting  of the Vancouver Board of Trade was called'  to consider the project, but for various reasons  no action was taken. The business which it  is intended shall come under the purview, of  the chamber of mines was thus outlined:  1. To promote and prctect the rninirg interests and industries ci the licvir.ee of  British Columbia.  2. To consider all questicus ccr.uected with  the ruining industry, arc to pre mete public  discussion thereon.  3. To promote legis!ati\ e an.cl other measures affecting such mining inclustiy.  4. To collect and chcuiate statistics and  other information iclatiig to such mining  industry.  5. To communicate with, and exchange information upon, matters with chambers of  mines or Government departments of mines in  the Dominion oi Canada and other countries.  6. To procure information as to mines,  mining companies, and all matters relating  thereto, and circulate the same.  7. To establish,form and maintain a library  and museum of models, specimens, designs,  drawings, and other articles of Interest in  connection with the mining inclustiy, for the  use of members.  8. To act as arbitrators in the settlement of  any disputes arising cut of ruining.  9. To sell, improve, manage, lease, mortgage, dispose of, turn to account, or otherwise  deal with any part of the property of the  chamber.  10. To invest the moneys of the chamber,  not immediately required, upen such security  or conditions, and on such terms, as otherwise  in such manner as may, frcrn time to time, be  determined.  11- To borrow any money required for the  purposes of the chamber, upen such securities  as may be determined.  A care fu 1 p e r u sal oft h e fc i e g c i n g, without  any explanation frcm the promoters of the  project, would leave the impression that the  object in view is to make the Teimiual City  headquarters for all mining matters, and to  trive the members of the   chamber  full control  The licentious and designing matter which  characterizes the ordinary metropolitan  newspaper in the United States, is to   be   curtailed  by process of law.     It is much'to  be regretted  that some such action was net taken long sgo  when the mistaken ' 'enterprise", was launched.  The   so-called    illustrations   appearing    fire ni  week to week in some of of the  leading   American papers appear to-have created'a demand  or taste for this class of trash, and now that it  is about to be clone away "with there is reason  to hope for a better moral tone.     The Yankee  paper is nothing  if   not sensational,   and   the  more   it   pries   into and exposes    the    sacred  secrets of private life, the greater the   " enterprise"   it is   supposed   to   display.<      Senate r  Ellsworth is introducing a bill v. hie hq; icvic.es  a penalty cf imprisonment   for   net. less   than  one year nor more than   live years  with a fine  of$r,ocofcr  publishing   a   paper   cc.l.'lair.ii g  any   licentious   or   degrading   natter    of   any.  kind.      Each paper  must contain a statement  of the names of the publisher arcl  all   editors,  the penalty being inflicted  net   ale ue   en   the  publishers, but 011  any of   his   agents   in   the  publishing or distributing of the  paper.     The  subject is one which is of interest to the people  of this province,   j-s   the   free   postal -arrangements permit   of  these objectionable .publications being   liberally   distributed   tbrc tig Lout  the countrv.  The Winnipeg papeis aurcurce the ai rival  in that city of a novel part}" en route to the  Kloudyke. The party hails from Cincinnati  and is composed of IT. M. Woods, leader and  oreanizer ; Mrs. Woods, Miss Zen hie, inei.  the belles of Cincinnati, 1 8 } eai s c f ii. e : Mis.  Weeds' sister, Dr. C. Be mhooi, a pk;} s'.eian;  C. B. Reiser, druggist, and sister, Miss C. B.  Heiser ; Mr. Reiser, traveler, and John  Me vers, merchant. The wc men aie dressed,  we are told, "just like the men-," with ieather  coats lined with sheepskin, wcclen sweaters,  buckskin trousers lined with corduroy, chamois underwear, leather caps, moccasins and  fur mits. They will travel over the proposed  route in bobsleds drawn by hcises, frcm Edmonton via Tittle Slave lake and tlie Nelson  river.      There thev will exchange their   sleds  0  0 VOE. I.  NELSON,  B.   C,  WEDNESDAY; JANUARY 26,   1898.  NO.  29.  THE NELSON ECONOH.IST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, li C.  I). M. Oakley.  PUBLISHER  ^SUBSCRIPT-SON  RATES:  One Year to Canada and 'United. States.................... $2.00  If paid in advance.  1.50  One Year to Great Britain..'..... .......... .;.'.. .....' 2.50  If paid in advance...-...' ;  ...... 2 00  Remit  by  Express,  ^loney  Order,  Draft,  P. O.   Order,   or  registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. "^  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms winch will be made known on amplication. Only  articles oi: merit will be advertised in these columns and the'  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles '  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  The ratepayers of New   Westminster   have  practically consented to indemnify   the mayor  and aldermen for their services.     The council  fixed the amount themselves, but in so   doing  they had the implied approval of  the   public,  inasmuch it was   made   known   prior" to. the  recent  elections    that    an    indemnity   by-law  would be put through.      The mayor is to get  $750 for the year and the aldermen, in   quarterly    instalments,    $150   each.       Fines   are  imposed for neglect of duty.      An   alderman  who absents himself from a committee meeting  is ii led 25 cents, and should he miss a session  of the council $1 is marked against him.   The  allermen put a value upon their services, and  must therefore abide by it.       If $150 , is   the  salary for which they   proprose   to   work   for  twelve months no one can consider it exorbitant ; on the contrary,  it  must   be   pronounced  ridiculously low.     We do not happen to know  all the members  of the council,   but the   impression created on the ordinary mind  is that  public spirited men should   scorn   to   receive  such a paltry sum in the sense of remuneration  for services renelered.     That it is looked on in  the sense of remuneration is evident from   the  fact that fines are provided for non-attendance  to duty���not very substantial fines, it is true,  but nevertheless fines.    The principle is estab-  lised.      If aldermen are to be   paid   for   their  services, by all means let the rate of remuner-   \  ation be fixed at such a sum as   will   make   it   j  worth the while   of good,   practical   men   to   j  engage in the responsible task of looking after   I  the public interest.     Except a coniniunit/y can   i  afford to do  this,   far   better   would it be  to  j  depend upon public spirit to fill the   gap,   and   j  in the absence of that element,   forego all  pre-  !  tentions to municipal existence.      The Muni-  j  cipal   Act provides   for   the   remuneration   of j  members   of   a    city council,     but    it    does  not    render    it  imperative.     Under    certain  circumstances   there   are   little   out-of-pocket  expenses which the holder of office; is   subject  to, and  that  he  should   be   recouped   to this  j   extent is but reasonable.     When,   however, it  j   comes  to a  matter   of  exacting payment:'-'-for"  j   work done or to be done; the case   is different.���'<  j   In   the   municipal -history of   this,   province  j   many cases might   be   cited   in   which   thor-  |   oughly incompetent men have   worked   them-  I   selves into the councils   for   the   sake   of  the  I   couple of hundred dollars to be made by kill-  |   ing time���and the interests of their constitu-  I   erits.      Why   elect such  men ���? someone  -may  j   ask.      The   answer is that better material not  I   being put in   nomination   such   as   presented  itself had to be utilized.       If  men   will  court  election  fcr   what   there   is   in   it,   they deter  others from  seeking   what   a   public   spirited  man would consider an honor, and "open" wide  the gate for all kinds of abuse.  These remarks  do not apply particularly to  our Frazer River  neighbor ; it is the principle inaugurated there  that we believe to  be a   dangerous   one.      In   ���  Nelson our bo-ird of aldermen are net   indem-   |  uified for their public services,   considering it   !  an honor to hold a seat on   the council   board   I  and a privilege to be placed in   a   position   in   !  which they can work for the   interests   of the   !  city.      Nor are they   alone   in this particular,   !  as the same commendable spirit is  manifested   j  in other municipalities.   In the case of mayors   ;  there is an excuse lor the display of liberality   I  at the expense of the public.     The chief mas:-   !  istrate of a city has many calls upon his purse   !  which have to be satisfied,  and   it   wonlel be   j  unreasonable   to   expect  him    to    be    out    of  !  pocket.     However, the  office,   no   more than   !  that oi alderman, should not be one of gain.  water in Canada and import it into this country. There is no duty on ice." It is a fact  that the Dingley law retains ice on ' the free  list, and so the syndicate ships its mineral  water across the border in solid chunks at the  lowest freight rates, and saves 24 cents cluty  on everv gf'aHon.  Ml  Daniel O'Connell used to say that he could  drive a   coach-and-fcur   through   any   Act  of  parliament, and Dan was not much of a Jehu.  Eawyers of the present day appear  to be able  to perform a similar feat.    A Boston syndicate  some time ago purchased a mineral   spring  in  Canada���at a time before the Dingley Bill was  thought of.      They   were making money out  of their speculation until  that   now   notorious  bill came into operation taxing them  24 cents  per gallon.       They   soon   realized   that  they  could not afford to operate the spring   at this  prohibitive figure, and as a last  resource consulted a local lawyer.       He   directed them  to  freeze a quantity of the water so as to see if its  properties  were at all changed by the process  When it was ascertained that the freezing had  not a   bad   effect   on   the  water,   the   shrewd  lawyer   said:     "Then   you   have   no further  trouble about the tariff.      Simply   freeze  the   !  Ihe   scandal   in   high life,  .which has been  occupying the attention   of the English courts  for some time past, has developed the fact that  forgery  has   been   committed,   apparently   by  Eaely Sykes. - She is supposed to  have forged  the name of her   husband in   order   to   obtain  large loans from a money   lender.       The cash  she secured, but when the broker   pressed for  payment Eord Sykes repudiated the debt, and  pronounced the notes forgeries', although positively sworn to as having erninated "from him. v  The jury found for the'defendant, and thus the  matter rests for the present.     Further interesting   developments  are   expected,   and   if her  ladyship be called upon to answer a charge of  obtaining money under false   pretences  it wall  not be a matter for surprise.  /i\]  The life of a journalist is not the bed of roses  which many people suppose.     In this country  we generally manage to fight our battles with  the pen,   which   is   said to  be   even mightier  than the sword.     We gracefullv submit to the  assertion,   and are   prepared   to   abide by the  consequences, desperate though   they may be.  Parisian journalists, however/have a different-  way of doing-things.       M. Vercort,  editor of  Ee Joure, and M.   Ajalbert,    a  writer on   Ees  Droits cle l'Homme, fought a duel with swords  the other  clay,   the dispute arising   out of the  Dreyfus case.       M.   Vercort   sustained   three  flesh wounds and M. Adjalbert   was wounded  in the forearm, when the seconds  stopped the  duel.       Now,   if the Dreyfus case was a local  one,< we would have the   editors of the   Miner  and Tribune fighting   over it for  months,   but  without any blood-spilling.     Verily the pen is  mightier than the sword.  A couple of years ago, it will be remembered, the counterfeiting of Canadian bank  bills was so extensively carried on as to seriously hamper business. The counterfeits  were so cleverly executed that even the banks  failed to defect the fraud until suspicion was  aroused by the number of bills of a particular  denomination in circulation. Then it was  that merchants could estimate the extent of  their losses, and the amount of cancelled paper  kept as mementoes of fraud by concerns where  the turn-over is large gives an idea of the extent of operations.  About the time in question  m  Shr  stf *���*������( THE NfiESON ECONOMIST  3  fcr canoes* and peddle into   Dawson City.      If,  the Cincinnati belle   get  to her journey's end  in safety, and strikes it rich,   we   may   expect  in the near future a   big   stampede   iroiii   her  native citv.     Other belles will follow.  The Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, in a  'speech'delivered at Eiverpool. the other clay,  paid a 'tribute to the Imperial impcrtauce of  the Canadian Pacific Railway, which he called  a ': magnificent enterprise," This is .'significant in view - of events in the far East, in  which the C. P. R. may play an important  part. Mr. Chamberlain remarked, that it  would-..be foolish to attempt to predict the  form which the future closer uricii of the  Empire would take, and -.added : "It may be  in the shape of a commercial union, or imperial zolver.eih, which I don't think so absurd  as some politico-economist's, or it may be in  tie shape of some Imperial council.',' .With  the CV-P.-R. to carry troops from the Atlantic  to the Pacific and Nanaimo as the coaling-  station for the' navy on the Pacific, it is no  wonder the lion, grentleman attaches so much  importance to the connection.  worked, and every effort was made by each  side to out-manoeuvre the other:: The British  officers are said to have been surprised by the  smartness of the Japanese in" working their  ships, and 'theydoubtless told the'little fellows  so, and what was said to the little fellows was  told to the Mikado, and the Mikado at once,  sent nine war ships to take up positions in  Chinese waters, with the object of frightening  the various nations there represented: Inflated  by success and encouraged ,by the good show-  iiig s h e. made in t he 11 a v a 1 ga m e at Be - c h i -1 i,  Japan is "now putting on her -war paint, and  will have a fight if she possibly can.  Everv   man   who  intends    mining:    in    the  Yukon country must take   out   a   freemiuers'-  license, which will cost   him   $io.      Personal  application is required en  the   part   of  those  desiring them, as certificates must be countersigned by the applicant in the presence of the  issuer.       In   Toronto,   Montreal, Victoria and  Vancouver these  licenses   will   be   issued   bv  collectors of customs ;   in Winnipeg,   Calgary,  Edmonton, Prince Albert and   Kamloops,   by  the agent of Dominion  lauds.      Inspectors of  Mounted Police in the Yukon as well as   gold  commissioners are authorized   to   issue   these  licenses.    Provision is also made for acquiring  them in England at the   office   of  the   High  Commissioner in Eondcn and agents fcr Canada in Eiverpool, Dublin and  Glasgow.     The  issue is expected to be a record breaker.  The Chicago Tribune has been devoting itself to the task of collecting"'- suicide statistics,  with"the result of showing that 6,ooopeople  committed suicide during 1897, this being a  large increase over previous 'years./ Poison  was the mode most favored, shooting comes,  next, with-hanging a good third, and drowning; and throat-cutting; well ud. Others courted  death bv throwing: themselves on railroad  tracks, blowing themselves up with dynamite,  jumping from"windows, etc. The women are  in a large majority, 5, 187 of the number being  females.  beds;, are opened up   a: fresh   impetus wall be  given ...to, the smelting of ores in   this  province  as;.-well as to the: introduction   of the  various  r  manufactories .'which -naturally follow in the  wake of coal and other minerals in which this  country abounds.     The Crows' Nest Bass rail-,  roadshow under construction, will connect the  transcontinental   system,,  "crossing   the   gr���eat  plains 61 the   -Canadian   Northwest,   with the  valley that lies between the Rockey Mountains  on the east and the -,Sel kirks on the west    Ac-  ^  cording to  Dr. "���'Selwyn,   formerly   director of  the Geological   Survey of Canada,   these coal  fields contain 499,52,000 tons of coal per square ,'  mile, auci with the   coal deposits   explored up  to the   present;   there   are   about   150   square  miles.       -lvhe immensity   of   the  deposits, can  scarcely be realized, nor can the part they will  play in the future prosperity of the country be  over-estimated.  Since Greater  New York is  ruled by Tammany why not have a professional pugilist   as  mayor of Boston ?      John E. Sullivan is seeking the honor, and in a recent   interview gave  the following as his principles :   " If I am ever  mayor of Boston, my motto  will  be :    ' Treat  t'.ii  j)3i" ri>"'U.   Give the under do2; a chance.  Tax: the men th.it cm  afford   to   pay.       Help  the poor wxns.i a:i:l girls that will be mothers  of the next crop of citizens.   Scare the thieves.  Do  everything in    the    open.' "       We   have  h*:ird of worse platforms than this.  \<     At the late annual   meeting   of  the   British  Columbia Association, of Mining  Engineers a  paper, by Mr. 'F. C. Eoring, of the Jcsie Mine,  of Rossland, was read.     The subject was Mining haws, and the writer advanced the opinion  that 1,500 feet square was too much for a location, and in this view he was   very ' generally  supported.        It has   long been   considered by  practical minirg men,   and  is   even   conceded  by prospectors, that a much smaller area would  suffice.       Mr. Lorinsr   also   submitted   that a  1 neater should be   limited'to   sixty   or   ninety  clays in which to prove the value of his claim,  and unless something" cculd be shown  in   this  period, the ground to be forfeited.     Mr. G. F.  Morcton would give the   locater six   months  in which to do his assessment   work or   forfeit  title.     That something must be done to accomplish the end in view���that cf having  properties worked or abandoned-���is evident,   but we  do not believe the proposed amendments to the  Mining Act would be desirable in all cases : it  would practically do away with that very useful class, the professional prospector���men who  exploit for mineral deposits,   not   with the iu-  tenriou of working   them   themselves,   but in  the hope of disposing of them to others.       To  the energy, skill and perseverance of s\:eh men  is due   the discovery   of many of   the   richest  mines m the countrv.  The fund to erect a memorial to the late  Henry George has exceeded the $2,0,000 mark  -in N.ew York,:.'-'mostly iii large subscriptions.  The list includes the names of prominent New  Yorkers, of all shades'"of. social and political  opinion; who no matter how the}' may 'differ  with the doctrines propounded by the author  of Progress and Poverty, lin'ite in paying; tribute to the sterling character and unselfish  nobility of the man. Plenry George has admirers in every -quarter of the globe, and' if  his memory is to be perpetuated by memorials  and . monuments, they will be found in all  countries.  The alarming news comes from Halifax that  hundreds of fishermen' and their families along  the coast are   utterly   destitute.       Out  of one  hundred homes visited bv a hastily  organized  relief committee,    ninety-three   w ere found, to  be without food or fuel.       Some   of  the   poor  people are said to have .had nothing to eat for  five days, while others have  managed to   subsist on   cornmeal and  water.        The   cause of  the misery is the failure of the   fisheries���-the  only industry of the people.     For five successive seasons the fisheries have been falling off,  and the condition of those who have to depend  upon tlie catch   lias become   worse and worse,  until now starvation stares   them in  the   face.  Never has an-appeal in a deserving" cause been  made in vain to the people of Canada, and the  present pitiable c ise will ass ire.lly meet   with  a prompt and liberal response.  When two sehoolbovs bsgin to spar " for  fun," their fellows generally look out for a  genuine scrapping match, nor are they often  disaooonited. It is seldom that two nations  engage in a sham fight, but the Oriental  papers to hand give an account of such an  engagement, which took place last month in  the gulf of Pe-chi-li. The British Asiatic  squadron of eight vessels met the Japanese by-  preconcerted arrangement, and both engaged  in a sham naval battle. Each squadron formed  a battle   line,   the   guns   and  torpedoes   were  It is reported that the Crows' Nest Pass Coal  Co. has given orders for mining machinery in  Montreal, Toronto and elsewhere to the value  of $100,000, and that it is the intention of the  company to erect about fifty bee-hive coking-  ovens at Coal Creek for the purpose of supplying; the article to the smelters now in operation  as well as those contemplated. Mr. Black-  more, the chief manager, has visited the chief  mining- centres in Canada and the United  vStates, with the result that the most approved  machinery will be secured.   '  When these coal  At the meeting of the Nelson City Council  on Monday afternoon a communication was  read from the Civic Commission of Slccan City  asking the co-operation of the heard in an effort to secure a better mail service between  that city, Nelson and Rossland. At present  mail matter is sent round by Nnkusp, causing  a couple of days delay, whereas if sent over the  Slccan extension line this could be avoided.  The oostal authorities at Victoria and Ottawa  have been communicated with on the subject,  and the City Council will also forward an expression of opinion. The post office department and the circumlocution department are  closely allied, but when the absurdity and in-  con venier.ee of the present arrangement is  pointed out, the matter will no doubt be remedied.  MMIUWWIMUmil^WiHMW^ 4;  THE NEESON ECONOMIST.  THE  DOOR IN THE HEART,  'iOr  ';  to  fh<  51^  ���Ni  . ��� i;  ���If ������if  ;! ' '!  ���T !j  #.-ii  �����) ������; i  VJ.'-ii  ;'!������'������:>���  t .;  i -  He was an old man,���not so old,   either  for  the  years   of  his   life   could   not   have    thus  wrinkled his forehead and whitened  his   hair,  and the hands locked.together on the low pine  table did not tremble so with the weakness   of  age; yet very  old   and  miserable  looked  the  solitary occupant of that narrow room or entry,  with its' faded red curtains, and its atmosphere  rendered-almost intolerable  by  the  bar-room  into which it opened.     A hat  bearing  unmis-,  takable evidence of long intimacy with "brickbats and   the  gutter"   maintained  an   unsafe  position on one side of the owner's head ;  and  a pair of elbows thrust   themselves   through  his   coat-sleeves,   in    rejoicing    consciousness  that they could '���'������afford  to be out."    Add   to  '' '   G���    " ���  this, reader, a!- pair of pants whose original  color it would have been a matter of time and  study to determine, and you have the toute  ensemble of. .the. wretched-being who now.  occupied the back room of the only grog-shop  which lie was allowed to 'frequent in ail the  '������village of Greenfield.   .  -And yet that miserable, solitary, friendless  creature, sitting there halfstupefiecl with the '  effects of his last night's revel, and utterly  unconscious that outside the May morning  has been born of God, with its glorious birthright of sunshine and dews and bird-songs,  has -^ heart ; and .."..far away up a great many  pairs of winding stairs in his heart is a door  easily passed by," and on that door, covered  with cobwebs and dust, is a word written  which Time and sin have never been able to  efface ; and that word is  man.  But nobody ever dreamed of this, and people shook their heads and said old Billy  Strong's case was a hopeless one. Had not  many kind-hearted persons reasoned with him  earnestly on the evil of his ways? Had not  the "Temperance men" gone to him with  the pledge, and promised him employment if  he would sign it? And all this had been  utterly in vain.  Ah, none of these had groped their way up  the winding stairs and read the name on the  hidden door there ! ^    ���  But, while the unhappy man sat by the pine  table that morning, the bar-keeper sadcienly  entered, followed by a lady with soft hazel  eves, and a face that a little child .would have  gone to in an}* trouble.  The old man looked up with a vacant gaze  of wonder as the bar-keeper offered the lad}- a  chair and pointed to the occupant of the other  saying,���  " That's Billy Strong, ma'am " - and with  a lingering stare of surprise and curiosity ieit  that gentlewoman alone with the astonished  and now thoroughly  sobered man.  The soft eyes of the lady wandered, with a  sad, pitying, expression over Old Bill's features, and then in a low, sweet voice, she  asked,���  " Am I rightlv informed? Do I address Mr.  William Strong?"  Ah ! with those words the lady had gotten  farther up the winding stairs nearer the door  than all who had gone before her.  ;     ''Yes, that is my name,  ma'am,"   said   old  Bill ;    and   he glanced   down   at   his. shabby  attire,   and actually  tried to   hide the'-elbow'  which ivas peeping out farthest ;  for  it was a  long; time since he had been addressed by that  name, and, somehow, it  sounded   very  pleasant to him. ;.'  " I am very:glad to meet you, Mr. Strong,"  'said   the lady..      "I have   heard   my    father  speak of you so often, and of  the   clays  when  you and he were boys together, that I   almost  feel as  if wve  were old  acquaintances.      You  surely cannot  have  forgotten  Charles   Morri-  , son ?"'���''       "���.   ' .'-���"  ���''��������� ���  ;.-.'���;    . '.:  "No !  no!   Charlie  and   I   used  to   be old  cronies."  said old  Bill,   with -.sudden   animation, and a light in his eyes such as   had   not;  been   there   for   many. a    day,  except   when  whiskey lent it a fitful brilliancy.  :,..Ah ! the lady did not know, as   perhaps the  angels did, that she had  mounted   the   stairs,  and was softly feeling   for that   unseen   door. ,.  So she went on :  "'Many and many were Xhe hours, ���so  father would say,���Willie and I used to pass  under the shadow of that old. apple-tree, playing at hide-and-seek, or lolling on the grass,  telling-each other the great/things we would  certainly do when we became men; and when  the sunset sets its cup of gold on the top of  the.oios I can see Willie's m ;ther standing in  the front "door-, w it h her wh ite cap an cl check  apron, and the pleasant smile that always  hovered round her lips, and her cheerful voice  calling ' Come boys, come to'supper.' "  One after another the big, warm, blessed  tears came rolling down old Bill's pa'e cheeks.  Ah ������!  the lady had found the door then.  " ' I was always at home at Willie's,' father  would sav, ' and used to have my bowl of  fresh milk and bread, too; Mid, when this had  disappeared, Willie would draw his stool to  his mother's feet, lay his head on her lap, and  she would tell us some pleasant story.���it  ���might be of Joseph or David, or of some good  child who afterward became a great man ; and  then she would part" Willie's brown curls fiom  his forehead, aiid-in a voice I can never forget  sav, " Promise me, Willie, when you go out  from vour home into the world and its temptations, and your'mother has laid clown to  sleep i:i the -church-y-ird yoi..d*r,���promise,  my child, that her prayers and her memory  shall keep you from all evil ways."  ���l 'And Willie would life his laughing blue  eves to her face, and'say, "I'll make a first-  rate man ; don't you be afraid mother."  '��� 'It is a long time,' father would say after  a pause, ' since I heard from Willie, but sure  I am that he has never fallen into any evil  ways. The memory of his mother would keep  him from that."  Rio, rao, rap ! went the words of the lady  at the do m in that old man's heart. Creak,  creak, creak! went the door on its rusty  hinees ; while far above them both, the  .angels of God held their breaths and listened.  But the laclv could only see the subdued man  bury his face in his hands, and while his  frame shook like an aspen-leaf, she heard him  murmur, amid childlike sobs,���  .    " My mother !  Oh, my mother;!"  And she knew -the- tears that wrere washing  those wrinkled cheeks were washing, out also  many a dark page in the  record of old Bill's  ' past life ; so, with a silent  prayer of thankfulness, she resumed :~-  " But there was one scene my father   loved  to talk of better than all  the rest.      It.was of  the morning you were  married,   Mr.   Strong.  'It was enough   to   do   one's   eyes   good,'   he'  would say,   ' to look at them as   they Walked  ud    the   church-aisle,���he   with    his    proud,  manly tread, and she a delicate,   fragile   creature, fair as the orange-blossoms that trembled  in.her hair.     I  remember how clear and firm  his voice sounded through5the old church,   as  he promised to love, protect and   cherish   the  fair girl at his side ; and I know   he   thought  as he looked down fondly upon   her,   that the  very winds of heaven should not visit her face  too roughly.'     And then my father would tell  us of a home made very   bright   by   watchful  affection, and of the dark-eyed boy  and of the  fair-haired girl   who   came   after   a   while   to  gladden it;   and then, you know, he removed  to the West and lost sight of you Mr. Strong."  Once again the lady paused, for  the   agony  of the man  before her was  fearful   to   behold,  and when she spoke again it was in; a   lower  and more'mournful  tone:  ���'I promised my father, previous to his  death, that if ever I visited his native place I  would seek out his old friend. But when I  inquired for you, they unfolded a terrible  story to me, Mr. Strong ; they told me of a  broken and desoiate household ; of the dark-  eyed boy who left his home in disgust and  despair for one on the homeless seas ; of the  gentle, uncomplaining.wife, who went down,  with a prayer on her lips for her erring husband, broken-hearted to the grave ; and of the  ���fair-haired girl they placed in a little while by  her side. Oh, it is a sad, sad story I have  heard of my father's old friend !"  ^ " It was I ! It was I that did it all ! I killed  them!"   said old Bill, ,in a  voice   hoarse   with  emotion, as he lifted his head from his clasped  hands and looked upon the lady, every feature  wearing such a look: ol agony and remorse  that she shuddered to behold it. Wide, wide  open stood the door then,; and the lady  hastened to pass ii. A small hand was laid  eent.'v upon old Bill's arm, and a sweet voice  murmured :  "Even for all this there is redemption. In  the name of the mother that loved you, in the  name of your dying wife, arid the child that  sleeps beside her I ask you, will you sign the  pledge?"  "I will," said old Bill ; and he brought  down his hand with such force on the pine  table that its rheumatic limbs harchy regained  their equilibrium, and he eagerly seized the  pen and pledge the lady placed before him,  and, when he returned them to her, the name  of William Strong lay in broad, legible characters upon the paper.  There was an expression, ludicrous from  its extreme curiosity, on the bar-keeper's face,  as the lady passed quietly through the  "shop," after her long interview with Old  Bill ; and the expression was in no degree,  lessened when, a few moments after, Old Bill  followed her without stopping, as usual, to  take " his first glass." And he never passed  over the threshold asfairi.  !S^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, Jan. 24.  Deer Tim.��� Tis lheself that got into a nice  little row the of her day, when  a  chap   comes  up to me on the street an" says he to me, says  "he,   "A   happy new year to  ye,   Mr.   Finn."  "' The same to yerself  an'  a   grate many ov  thim," says I.    " Are ye going to selebrate ���?.','���  says   he.    " I   don't  moind if I do,"  says  I.  . ' Nuts or crackers," says he.    " I'm not particular, '' says I,      Wid that, Tim,  he put his  hand in his pocket an' pulls  out  a   few   little  red fire crackers an' a  few   Chinese   nuts an'  hands thim over to meself wid a cigar.    Twas  only then I caught on to what he was after in  wishing me a happy new. year���that day the  Chinese was selebrating  their   27,252nd anniversary ov the deth  ov  there   32nd   emperor.  Begorra, Tirn, but nie Irish got up, for I could  see the chap was wanting to take a rise out ov  in?self, an' I made up me nioind to   get   even  wid him.      I  put the cigar in me m311th,' an'  axel me frend for a match  to   loiglit   it   wid.  Whoile he was fu nbling in his pocket looking  for won, he axidentaliy  pulled   the   business  end ov a package   ov   the fire crackers   out.  Meself struck the match, an'   says   I   to   him,  "Do ye see   that   yung   lady beyant calling  ye?"  He turns round to look, an' ov coorse I  touched the. match to the   firecrackers   in  his  pocket, lit me cigar an' walked away���out ov  danger.      I  didn't   go many steps before the  fuse burned to the powder,  an'   howly   smoke  ye should heer the explosion an' see that chap  jump !   I could account for the high jump if it  was in his coat-tail pocket the   crackers   was,  but when he come down all-fours  on  the   ice,  Porcupine Billy swares   that   he   counted   14  revolushuns in less   than   a   miaut.       A  big  crowd gothered,  an' began  to   make   fun   ov  him, an' the chief comes up an' says he to the  chap, says he, " If yer going to  selebrate   yer  new year ye'U have to go to  some other  part  ov the town."    "Twas Larry Finn what done  it," says the chap.       "He   was only Joss-ing  ye," says the chief.    Twasn't very long, Tim,  till meself began to feel rale sick.     Bad   look  from that Chinese cigar,   Tim,   but   didn't   it  make meself sick ? Wid respects to ye, I threw  up   everything but    me    political    principles.  Never smoke a Chinese new year cigar unless  ye swallow a Chinese firecracker before it. Ye  moight as well drink a bottle  ov  ink   widout  swallowing a sheet ov blotting paper  to   soak  it up.  Begorra, Tim, but the Chinese were having  a grate toime ov it entoirely, on their new  year. They start in be froightening the divil  away from thim, an' they howld that the only  thing that '11 do that is firecrackers, an' they  keep firing away at the crackers as long as  they think there's any soign ov the owld  gintleman round. If noise '11 frighten him  out ov Nelson he wont put in an appearance  here for the next twelve months. They calls  the owld boy Joss, but Wang Foo tells me  he's all the same as our divil. If he's not  he's a near relation ov his, an' is in just the  same line ov  business.       Wang   Foo   invited  Pocket Diaries for 1898 at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  meself an' a couple oy the boys   down  to see  him on their new year's noight, an' ov coorse  wre went.      Well,   Tim,   he   had  all sorts ov  things   there���ateing   an'    drinking    galore.  " You smokee," says he to  me.     " Oh   yis, V  says I.   " Try a cigar," sa}-s he.   " The divil a  fear ov me," says I, " I smoked won ov thim  , yisterday,   an'  that's   quite' enough for me,"  " Belly good" says he.    " What are ye giving  us ?" says I.     "The cigar I smoked yisterday  gave me a pain' there that   I'll   never   forget,  an' if he was there I've got rid oy him an' all  belonging   to   him?"     "What   foree ?"   says  Wong Foo!   "I dont knqw," says  I,   " but I  was just thinking that there?s   a   few   ov   me  frends that I'd loike to see, the divil  knocked  out ov. an' if ye just give me a  few   ov   thim  Joss-exterminators   you'll,'_ be'   doing   thim   a  charity."     Well,   Tim,  he gave meself a fist-  full ov the cigars, an' I intend gfyiig them to  a few ov the boys that's   been   keeping   company  wid his   satan'c  majesty   as  long  as   I  knows them.      I  was  going  to send ye  won  yerself, but I don't suppose twould operate in  owld Ireland.     When Wong Foo seen that he  couldn't get me to smoke a  cigar   he  seemed  to get offended, an' meself explained   to   him  that I had won  ov them   an'   that   it   did   its  work foine.    "I'll   smoke   a   poipe  wid ye,"  says I, " to show there's no ill-will," an' wid  that he brought meself into   a  little   room   at  the back wdiere there was two or  three chaps  fast asleep an' a few  others  smoking.       Here  he hands meself the quarest looking   poipe I  evir seen, an' tells me to take a sait   on   the  bunk an'   have a few drags, an', wid   that   he  left me.       After   the    first   few   drags meself  began   to  feel   merry,    then    drowTsay,    then  sleepy, an' .then���I   don't   know what   happened, for I fell ded   asleep,   an'   commenced  to drame ov all the quarest   things   ye   could  imagine.       I was  sleigh-riding, was dansing,  was elected an alderman, freed Ireland after a  hard foight, was talking to me  best  girl,   was  digging goold in the Klondyke, was riding up  in    the   hevens    in    Porcupine   Bill's    flying  machine, was coasting up an'   down the Hall  street toboggan slide wid Mickey Burns.     Oh  such drames !  Jingle, jingle, jingle went the sleigh bells,  As we glided o'er the crystal-sparkling snow,  And the twinkling stars in heaven's dome above us  Shed their jewelled light as speeding on we go.  The sleigh riding wrs grand���in me drame,  an' the dancing, it was foine. Barney's fiddle  seemed to sing as we wralst round :  Life, life, where are thy pleasures found ?  Here, here, tripping along,  Hearts light with hope and joy ever crowned  Singing their happiest song.  Twas when I was toired dansing in me  drame that I was elected an' alderman an'  made me niaiden speech.  Citizens of Nelson fair, pray hearken to my voice,  You've made ov me an alderman, and happy is your choice  For neath this vest which now  I  wear  responsive  throbs a  heart  To all your joys and sorrows, and peace 1 will impart  Where now contentious discord reigns and envy is installed.  Banished will all evil be, since me to power you've called.  With the deepest sense of sorrow on our streets I oft behold  A variety of animals straying from the fold :  Horses, cows and even sheep I've perambulating found,  Why is it thus?   The reason is, we have not got a pound.  Begorra, Tim, but I'm getting sleepy again,  so here's to ye till next week.  Tarry Finn.  FROM   THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  The new City Council has settled down to  business j and already made a favorable impression. Mayor Redfern at the opening session  briefly reviewed the situation, and Outlined a  programme which he hoped the council would  assist him in perfecting; He pointed out that  one of the most important questions with which  the board will have to deal will be the Point  Ellice Bridge suits, and in this connection he  suggested that some arrangement might possibly be; arrived at, wdthout prej udice to the  city's fights, whereby the whole matter may  be settled and further litigation avoided. The  need of street improvement he admitted to be  urgent, and the ratepayers having expressed a  decided objection to any further loans for that  purpose, he suggested the introduction of the  local improvement system. By this means it  is to be hoped that much will be accomplished  in the way of putting our streets in something  like decent repair.  The chief of police is asking to have the  force increased. He wants half a dozen more  men, and the general feeling is that the sooner  they are put" on the better. Strangers are  flocking into town every day, and it is reasonable to expect that some undesirable characters get in with the crowd. Those who come  en route to the Klondyke are necessarily men  of more or less means, wdiile those returning  from the gold fields are supposed to be the  possessors of wealth. Under these circum-  stances, Victoria at present would appear to be  a likely field in which the crook might operate  with profit to himself. If the impression once  gels abroad that our police force is lacking in  strength or efficiency, we will have an influx  of those trickey gentry that will make things  decidedly hot.  The bad-boy controversy has given place to  the ever recurrent social evil topic. The pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, of  whose style I gave you a sample last week, is  this time heading the onslaught. His cure for  the evil is a homoeopathic one in its way : he  would close up all questionable houses and  banish all questionable characters. The work  of purifying the city he would leave to the  police. The inference clearly is that the pastor  considers the church powerless in the matter.  What a concession ! The other churches do  not take this view, nor do the soldiers of the  Salvation Army. They are accomplishing by  love and charity wdiat Rev. Speer seeks to  attain by force. But his advertised sermons  on Municipal Morals attract over-flow congregations to the Metropolitan Church, and give  the young people an insight wdiich might profitably be withheld.  The Chinese new year celebrations,   always  an attraction to strangers   to these   noisey and  mysterious   ceremonies,  were a   lailure, from  the spectators' point of view,   the pyrotechnic  display being prohibited.  Bkacon Hill.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors-  Trv one bottle. THE NETSON ECONOMIST,  THE  FANCY DRESS BALL,  t  S     1  t     I  The topic of great interest during  the   past  two weeks was  the  Fancy   Dress   Bali   to   be  held on Monday night in   Carney   Hall,   and  when,  oh   Monday    afternoon,    the hall was  reported by Mr. McCulloch, the city engineer,  as unsafe for public gatherings, great was.;the.  consternation among" those who had   been   in-  strumeutal in getting up the dance ; but, to be  strictly truthful, even  greater   was   the   relief  among the invited guests   who   had   prepared  their costumes and   were   determined   not   to  absent themselves even if the   floor   did   srive'--  way or the roof tumble in,   and   yet, who,   in  their inmost uuderfeelings, quaked fearfully at  the thought of going���even   as   fearfully   as  they didat the idea of staying   away.       Mr.  McCulloch was  wise to   be   strictly   truthful,  and although the room at rthe Club Hotel; was  .     > . $ J ���  not so large as the   hall,   still   the   feeling   of  perfect safety --with which  the   guests: entered  more than compensated for  the   extra   space,  and a prettier, more jolly and enjoyable dance  wrould be difficult to recall:  Mrs. Rowley, who had been  one of the first  to suggest the dance, vyas naturally the hostess  of the evening,   and   her   disappoint, me tit   in  having days of hard decorative work literally  thrown away, was-hot easy to bear, for Carney  Hall had been converted by her into   a   place  of beauty   before   being    cohdeamed    by the  authorities.    \ As   it   was,, the few  hours left  before the time of the dance saw workers busy  iti-fche Club dining room, and flags  and   evergreens'decorated the walls before evening, and  the upstairs drawing room .vas converted into  a pretty supper salon.  At nine o'clock the guests began to .arrive  and were received by Mr. and Mrs. Rowley  at the entrance to the dance room, and shortly  after the programme was opened. Seventeen  dances, with three-extras, ccmposed the. list,  and kept the musicians in constant play until  the early hours of the morning.  The costumes were greatly varied, from  robes: of stately dimes with powdered heads  and silks and satins to the pretty muslins and  flowers of less responsible maidens, but a few  words of description will give the best conception of the pretty scene.  Mrs. Rowley represented A Tacly of. Olden  Davs, and was superbly gowned in handsome  ereen velvet with small puffs and berthe of  fieured net. A Gainsborough of the same  oolor of velvet covered with plumes was most  becoming, especially, contrasting as it did  with the puffs of powdered hair.  Mrs. Croasdaile, a typical Turkisk woman,  wore a magnificent costume of blue silk with  sash of scarlet: The short jacket of green  velvet was richly embroidered and the full  front of white satin sparkled with spangles  and gems, while jewels, such as the Turks  love, gleamed from her neck and arms.  Mrs.   Johnston,   as  Lady    Teazel,   wore    a  gown of'garnet velvet  with   hair  a la poudre.  Mrs, Roderick Robertson, as  Lad}' Poudre,  wore black silk with beautiful lace.  Mrs. Day, also a Lady Poudre,wore a black  net skirt over black silk and a bodice of white  satin richly trimmed \yith a fare lace of black  ahdwmitev;  Dr. Isabel Arthur .represented Erin, and  from a crown, decked with Irish emblems,  placed in coils of powdered hair, to the shamrocks and Irish point that trimmed her,gown,  and the harp that hung at her side, the costume was altogether typical���and most effective and pretty. ' ;.  Mrs. W. A. Mrcdonald looked beautiful as  a d itnty butterfly in black an d gold. Ime  witi^s of black gauze sprinkled with gold and  iridescent beads,paniers carrying out the same  idea, with hrndsDme moire skirt a nd powdered  head. ;.;  c- :p;'-.='��� oV  ;.���-., Mrs. Fletcher, A Court Lady, wTearing a  gown of rich pink satin brocade with watteav  pleat and paniers, and large picture hat  trimmed with creamy plumes.  Mrs. Holt, Tady .Poudre, in brocade of a  beautiful shade of pink. ",  Mrs Mc'��i lop, as Portia, in red cap and  gown h il.sa_le.ctel a most becoming and effective costume. '    :;,',...._.  Mrs. J. J..Campbell appeared as Winter in  a dress of some soft white material sparkling  with diamond dust. .'. \'  Mrs. Arthur Hodgins, a Court Lady, in  gown of old blue with powdered hair.  Mrs. Sherwood, Dolly Varden, with skirt  <f scarlet and paniered overdress prettily  flowered, and a a beeomi lg picture hat.  Mrs. McFarland looked unique as Folly,  theostum* appearing e itirely of pink and  gieen velvet points fro n. e.ich. of which tihk-  lecl-a tiny bell. . The skirt, bodice and cap  carried out the same idea.  Mrs. Wnitney, a demure Puritan Maid, a  simple and exceedingly pretty, and becoming  dress.  Mrs. Frank Peters represented a Scarlet  Poppy, in a clress a::d hat of . red paper with  green sepals. ....  Mrs. Gillih^r, Housemaid, in dress of pink  with orthodox cap and apron, and carrying a  feathery duster. .���  Mrs. Ward, Peas i it, with figured skirt,and  girdle, and jaeket.bf green velvet,and vest and  puffs of ivory white.  Mrs. Armit's costume was beautiful, being  made entirely of holly-berry silk, frilled and  refrilled.   the s'cirt   shortened,   and   over the   I.  entire clress being scattered different cards. j  i  Mrs, LaBau made   a most attractive   repre- !  sentative of Japan, with figured gown cut and I  shaped as only the Japanese know, how,   with l  wide sleeves, great fan bow, and truly eastern j  head-dress. j  Mrs. Gamble, as Little Miss Muffet, made a !  pretty picture with short, figured . bebe waist, \  a cream-colored skirt   and cap,   and   carrying j  her bowl  and   spoon with a mammoth spicier p  perched immovably on her sleeve. ���  Mrs. Whallev, a Parlormaid, in black srown I  with white cap and apron.  Mrs. Hickling, in full nurse's costume.  Mrs. Cummins, University Student,   in cap  and srowii over a dress of black silk.  Mrs. Akehurst wrore a particularly becoming  costume, and as Night made those sombre  hours most attractive. A black net veil covered  with diamond-powdered stars fell from; her  head, shrouding her shoulders, and was continued in dress form to her feet.  Miss Delmage, A Study,in Scarlet, wore a  dress and cap of scarlet paper; the color being  faithfully carried out in every detail of her costume.  Miss Little, as a Peasant Maiden, with her  beautiful golden hair hanging down her back,  wore a frock of light flowered muslin dashed  with red.  Miss Askew7, in a Grecian .costume   of soft  white, bound with white silk cords.  Miss Palmer, Swiss Peasant, 'in satin.quilted:  petticoat   and the   black   velvet   bodice   laced  over white, .'-with regular peasant   maid head  scarf. '"..';: .'.-.'  Miss Sykes, a prett}^ costume representing  a Rose Flower Girl.  Miss Carman, Gipsy Maid, in skirt of black  and red with spangled bodice, and black spangled cap with red streamers.. }      ..  Miss Palmer-Clarke   .(Winnipeg),   a dainty  Bo-Peep,   in   flowered   gown   with blue over-  ' dress. . ;  Miss Agnes Crickmay, Lady of the XVI.  Century, with skirt of white silk and overdress  of pink 'with' flowers of raised green velvet ;  hair powdered. ,,:  Mrs. Pollock, a pretty idea of Frost, with  powdered dress of white.  Among the   gentlemen were :   Mr. Rowley,  Page ;  Mr. Croasdaile, Gentleman of the Last  Century,   with costume of  black   velvet   and  gold, buckled shoes,   silk stockings,   crimson  sash and scarf and powdered Wig ; Mr. Hedley,  Monk ;  Mr/Winter, Darkey ;    Mr. Ashpotel,  Black and White ;  Mr. Johnston and Mr. Sen-  kler, The   Heavenly  Twins:    Mr. Horton,   a  Jockey ; Mr, Peters, Tennis Player ; Mr. Holt,  a Judge ;    Mr. Day,   a. Waiter;    Mr.  ��� Trait,   a  Pastry Cook ;   Mr. John Elliott, Admiral ; Dr.  Simmons.   Navy   Surgeon ;' Mr. Sherwood,  a  Pack of Cards ;    Mr.    Sykes",   Summer;    Mr.  Hannington,   Gentleman of the Olden Times,  in wig, velvet, and satin ; Mr.' Rex Macdonald,  Mephistophles. ; Dr. E. C. Arthur, Mr. W. A.  Macdonald, Mr. West, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. W  Brown,   Mr.     Mansell,    Mr.   Finucane,     Mr.  Cummins, Mr.   Whalley,   Dr.   La   Ban,  Armit, Mr. Galliher, Mr.  Fletcher,   Mr.  lock, Mr. J. J.   Campbell,   Mr.  Mr. McFarland.  Hodgins  Mr-  Poland  The British American Corporation have  commenced actual w7ork by putting a force of  men to work on the Great Western, in. the  Rossland camp.  The shaft house at the Iron Mask, at Rossland, was completely burned last week. The  fire is supposed to have spread from the stove  used to heat the building..  Attention is called to the sale of boots and  shoes for the next thirty days at the People's  Shoe Store, on Ward Streets This is a bona  fide clearance sale. J. K. Thomson,  ���  Advt.  Manager.  Pocket Diaries for 1S08 at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  The Nelson Wine Co. .sells onlythc purest wines and Jiquors-  Trv one bottle.  Ledgers, Journals, Cash Books at the Thomson  Stationery  vOt 9     *-4   \.Cl ��� ��� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  MINING   NOTES.  It is the intention to build a concentrator at  the Dundee mine, Ymir.  The Fern mine declared a $i0,000 dividend,  payable yesterday., ���    -  Raw hiding has commenced from the Velvet  to Sheep Creek siding.   0  The Silver Dollar, near Grand Forks, has  been bonded for $30,000-. -     .   -  There is a great deal of development work  going on on Toad mountain.  The new smelter of the Le Roi, at North-  port was blown in On Friday,  Provincial Mining Inspector McDonald is  examining mines in Rossland.  Col, J. N. Peyton has been appointed superintendent of the Le Roi mine.  It is claimed that 1,000,000 shares pf stock  were sold in Rossland last week.  The Portland and Velvet fractions have  c been granted certificates of improvement.  A sixty-day option has been taken up cm  the Waverley group, on Sophie mountain.  Several parties are at work along Lardeau  Creek, near Ferguson. It is claimed that the  gravel yields 25 cents t6 the pan.  The Trades and Labor Council at Rossland  are appealing to the Provincial Legislature to  do away with the license charged working  miners.  The ore shipments from Rossland last week  '���:��� were :'Le Roi,   1,173   tons;   Centre   Star,   30  tons ;   War   Eagle,   60   tons ;   Poorman,   115  tons ; total, 1,378  tons.      The   shipments   for  the same period last year were 210 tons.  The British Columbia Association of Mining  Engineers will   in   future   be   known   as   the  British Columbia Mining   Institute,   and   the  following officers have been   selected   for the  ensuing year :  President, W. A. Carlyle ; vice  presidents, W. Blakeniore,   Crow's Nest  Pass  Coal Co.; R. A. Hedley, Nelson ; F.   C.   Lor-  ing Rossland ; J. B. Hobson, Cariboo ;  S.  M.  Robins, Naiiaimo, and R.  C.   Campbell-Johnson, Vancouver ; members of council :   Messrs.  A.  H.   Holdich,  Nelson ;  G.    F.   Monckton,  A.    J.    Colquhoun,    W.    J.  Waterman,   and  Major Vaughau, Vancouver ;   M.   A.   Bucke,  Kaslo ;  J.   D.  Sword,    Rossland ;    H.   Perry  Leake, Revelstoke, and W. J. R. Cowell, Victoria.   Col. Tracy was unanimously re-elected  treasurer, and Howard West, of New Denver,  secretary.  KALAMA.  (Special Correspondence of The Econo.mist.)  The newspaper to be established here, The  Kalama Speckedtatur, is beginning under  most favorable auspices.  To-day the basis of supplies of the Crow's  Nest Pass railway construction will be moved  from Kalama to a point on the Kootenay  River, near its mouth. This is occasioned by  the fact that the Four Mile House over the  hill, between Kalama and the point where the  wagon road strikes the ice, has been the cause  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  liquors  which they  can re  commend. " *  of much trouble to those freighting over the  line. Heretofore it has taken one day to get  a full load from Kalama to the Four Mile  House at the ice, and this will be obviated  under the new order of things.  ���.������.������ <���r ��  Both the Nelson and Kokanee came down  with full loads of oats, powder and general  supplies the other' day. Porter Bros., with  about sixty teams' on the road, move forty  tons of supplies a, day, and one steamer is  kept more than busy.  Officers of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway  were here last week and posted notices warning all persons against building upon their  land under pain of confiscation. It is expected  that that company wall send clown a barge in  the near future and transport the town of  Kalama to Kaslo.  YMIR.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  Things in and around   this   camp   continue  to "lookup."       Building   operations will be  active as soon as weather permits.  The saw mill wdiich has been closed down  for some months is to be working again in a  few days. Logs are being hauled, and, apparently, a good deal of work will be done.  The Tamarack has resumed work. Reports  concerning it are encouraging.  / The   Wilcox, has,   fcr the   present,   closed  down.      No   doubt   work  will be resumed in  the spring. .  Rossland is preparing for a winter carnival  to be held next month.  Provincial Constable Driesmore has been  elected a school trustee at Grand Forks.  There were three serious fires in Rossland  last week���damage about $3,000. An inquest  is being held as to the cause of the fire at  O'Hearn's.  The Guarantee Loan & Trusts Co., of  Toronto, is suing the city of Rossland for  $ 10,00, in connection with the $50,000 loan  arranged for but not taken up.  The returns from a trial shipment of five  tons of,ore from the Silver Nugget have been  received and, according to the Ledge, the  average per ton was 383 ounces silver. This  property has been stocked by the Slocan City  Mining Company.  An order-in-council at Ottawa makes Rossland and Kaslo warehousing ports in the  Dominion customs service from April 1st  next. At present Trail, Rossland, Nakusp  and Kaslo are all outports of Nelson, but  under the new regulations the Trail office will  be made tributary to Rossland, while Nakusp  will be attached to Kaslo.  A fire in which close on to $4.00,000 worth  of property was destroyed and at least five  lives lost, took place at Spokane on Monday  night last. The Great Eastern block, at the  corner of Post street and Riverside avenue,  five stories in height and constructed of brick,  caught fire about 11:45 p.m., and in two hours  was demolished. About 30 per cent, of the  loss is covered by insurance, so far as can be  learned.  THE G1TY COUNCIL.  Presentation  Goods    at  Thomson  Stationery Co., L'tcf.  At the meeting of the City Council on Monday afternoon Ald.-Malone, acting mayor, presided. Aid. Hillyer,; Gilker, Whalley, and  Madden were present. .  The Board of Works reported that having  considered the proposal to .'.have the city illustrated in Canada from Ocean to Ocean, they  could not recommend that the cost be incurred.  They recommended that a retaining wall be.  built at the west side of Ward street, between  Baker and Vernon 'streets. The board had  not been able to secure a suitable site for a  pound.  The'report was adopted. ' ���  ; The Chief of Police asked for certain supplies���shackles,;"hand-cuffs, etc. The .Mayor  was authorized to purchase the articles.  The City Engineer reported having inspected  Carney Hall, and finding same unsafe for public meetings. He recommended that its use for  such purposes be forbidden until the building  be made safe. ���'.'..'���"'  Aid. Hillyer explained that his object in  calling for an' inspection of the building was  to save accident j 11 ci loss of life, as he had reason to believe it was unsafe. He moved that,  the City Engineer's recommendation be adopted -  and the owners of the hall notified.  The motion carried,   the   opinion being ex-  . pressed   that   it was .'fortunate   the   inspection  was made, as th'af night there would have been  a ball   held   in the building,   and the lives of  many thus endangered.  The Chief of the Fire Department asked for  1,000 feet of hose, and submitted a long list of  articles required for the firemen's quarters, including 18 pairs of blankets, 6 pillows, 12 pillow cases, 6 spitoons,   3 wash basins,   towels,  etc.  Aid. Hillyer thought that the boys should  get out and rustle for some of these things. A  firemen's ball or something in that way would  raise funds to purchase tlie spitoons, pillowcases, towels, mirrors, etc.  After some discussion the matter wns referred to a committee consisting of Aid. Gilker,  Malone and Madden.  A communication was read from the Civic  Commission of Slocan City asking the cooperation of the board to secure a better mail  service between Slocan, Nelson and Rossland.  It was pointed out that at present the mails  go round by Nakusp, whereas if sent over the  Slocan extension railway a couple of clays  might be saved.  It was agreed to supplement the action of  the Civic Commission.  Aid. Hillyer asked why two of the electric  lights had been removed from Baker street.  The Chairman was not aware that such had  been done, but supposed they were trying to  economise the light, the water power being  somewhat limited just now.  The matter was left to the Mayor to explain  as president of the Electric Light Co.  A committee was appointed to arrange for  the opening of a street and fixing upon the  grade of same in the east end of the city near  the railway depot.  The Nelson Wine Co. cater.- for hijjjh-class family trade.   * ... i I .  f  ������>:  s  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM  It is frequently noticeable that the  slender ��� woman covers-,, her < neck  with illusion when wearing a low7  cut clress, but even'2 beautiful neck  is often more lovely if fitted over  with a seamless yoke of transparent  or semi-transparent material. A  tiuv. edsre  of ruffle   may  finish  the  O -���  yoke at the  neck,   or  it  may  there  ���' be drawn full with a dainty, narrow  ribbon,   or,   again:   it   may   simply  disappear under a necklace.  around the neck under the hair at  the back, over the two back ends.  The buttons being.heavy, keep the  whole thing in place, and tying the  two front ends back prevents all the  unbecoming''.folds over the face,  which are so ugly when the fullness  is.all gathered uo at the sides. I  got this idea from my, mother, who:  tells met h a t w h e 11 s h e , w as a you 11 g  girl the}-all wore their veils over  big hats in this way.".  in Prices in  Millinery to  make room  for S-pring-  Goods. Ladies "will do -well to call and get prices in dress-making.' .        MRS:  E.   Mel  v Ever so much beauty can be acquired. It is possible to be charming  lay using a little intelligence. The  streets of a city are filthy, yet eleven  girls in a dozen have heads clown  and their eyes on the ground. Why  cton'tnzhey look up ? A high head  gives beauty, dignity and height to  the carriage. Frowning and scowling are not only bad habits, but  they disfigure the face by '-'lining  in " the forehead with horizontal  ���and verticil wrinkles. More-than  that, they are repulsive. Why can't  a girl be serious without scowling  so horribly? A wag in a dry goccls  s ;ore declares that '' smiling shoppers are as rare as black-eyed  blondes."  Don't say that it doesn't matter,  how you look around the house, for  it does matter a great deal. It matters for the general credit of the establishment, of which the feminine  head is the creditable ,or questionable representative ; it matters in its  example to the children and to the  help,; it matters to the husband and  father, who usually, if he is half a  man, feels a sense of pride in the  appearance of his family. It is poor  encouragement to him to rind confusion and carelessness in dress, and  waste and destruction running riot  about his dwelling. It is one of the  important duties of every woman to  keep herself and her house in a condition as presentable as possible,  considering the circumstances.  Daii't expect to have clean  teeth  or a sweet breath  while  there  is   a  tinge of white  on   the   tongue.     It  is an unmistakable evidence  of indigestion.      Drink   sonr lemonade,  eat rioe fruit and green   vegetables  for purgatives, exercise  freely,   use  plenty of water internally   and  externally, and keep up the treatment  until the mouth is clean healthy and  red.    Various things are suggested  to counteract an unpleasant breath,  resulting from a bad tooth, wine or  garlic-scented dishes.     Cinnamon,  mint   creams,    orris    root,    cloves,  mastic-resin and   spr'���ce   gum   will  disguise some odors.     Ten drops of  tincture of myrrh in a glass of water  wdii svveeten and refresh the mouth ;  a teaspoonful of spirits   of camphor  or peppermint in the same gargle is  among the   best   antiseptics,   and  a  few drops of myrrh and camphor in  the water are recommended in case  of cold, throat trouble or any slight  indisposition which may  affect  the  breath.  m  ...WINNIPEG, 5V1ANITOBA.  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.J. RUSSELL, Mot Nelson Branch Parsons Produce.Co.  High Class Suits Made in th  Latest  Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West. of. England Trouserings, . Suitable for  Spring  wear.    A   special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings.  a  er  elson.  41 I will give you a wrinkle for 11  driving veil, or-one to wear in wiudy  weather," said a fash.ic.liable yc ung  woman, " one which is the in est  comfortable thing going, as it is impossible to blow off or get out of  position. B ay a large sq uare of a ny  colored grenadine yen like, and  fasten at each corner a small, heavy-  button. Throw the whole veil over  your hat, leaving two corners hang-  in" behind and two in front. Then  take the two front ends and tie them  Whittaker's Almanack 1S0S, Cloth and Paper  Editions, at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  Aii Knglish magazine, offered a  prize for the best answer to the  question : '' What kind oi a man  does a woman most admire ?" ihe  answers vary widely. The one  which took the prize has among the  ���requisites of the ideal, the following : " The man must interest by  uncommonness, either in appearance  or manner, or lie must have the in-  d. scribable q li a 1 ity ca 11 ed ch arm.  He must know his own mi; d and  stead.ly work thereto, even to  masterfulness. He       disregards  " th*y say,''   and  is  not   one  of  a  here1.     His friends are men not wo- !  L.e:-. .   He is t.nly c.nce deceived by j  the   same     jestn.     His     perhaps!  ha?-'ty temper never runs to unkind-!^**'  ness.     He    lias    not    the    abiding: -j \  k!3U  s  %  ��  A large stock of all grades  from the best makers. We  can-sell you any kind of a pipe  CO  KjL  ri  ^  in JE *  Only two. weeks more of my 10 per cent discount sal  ELEEY, 8ILYEEWAEE, LAMPS,  CLOCKS, SEW'ISG. MACHINES  and PIANOS at  ��1  ^  com mon placen ess,  He  peace 01  needs sympathy and solace in a  sometimes divine discontent. He  abides under no failure, but goes on.  His occasional want of su;ess only  attaches and rivets his determination."  X'MAS,  3  A  NEW YEAR  ��  ��  Three carloads of Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for our  Kootenay markets. They will arrive December ir>, when -we will he  in a position to fill all orders for Turkeys, Oeese, Ducks and Chickens, either WIlOLKSALr: OR RETAIL, at reasonable prices. Orders  can be placed at any of oar Branches now, and they will have our  prompt attention oil arrival of stock. We will also have a lara;e assortment of Prime Reef. Pork, Mutton, Cared Meats, Fish and Oysters.    Mail Orders a Specialty .    Branches at  ^  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAEL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  Overcoats   in   Heavers   and  Ross'.  Chinchillas,   at  Office Diaries for 1808 at Thomson Stationery  Co.,  L'tc\  *&%. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i last   of the   topers   lay   under  the  .   I table,   he rushed   to   his   bedroom,  Mr.    Aspinwall,    a   clever    and!. _��� _:������       ��� i    '.i,     A -. ,  Y ��� ������ i took   a.   bath,   dressed    anew,    and  reckless   barrister,   iamous   in   the ' -��� ,.���-, .. u���   -.  A-      ".   ,, ��� .    .      .  ,.. ...���������:. ' _. . joined the laches at their twelve-o  sixties in Victoria   for  his  tun   and'   V^i    '*-^n      >m \ ��� ,  clock tea.      ihe next morning,   at  audacity, was addressing an election :,,���i.r   ,.      n   ,, ,.  .  ���J.' ;     _���. & i breaKtast,   all   the   gentlemen   rose  meeting  in   Ballarat,   the   "golden ;;T7i,A1l llQ'      in   -,    �� , .      ,   ..  ���^ ' �� i when he entered and  received  linn  city. "     The  lively    advocate    had'vl���.-r,      -, .  ,  , . MA.  -~J ,     J. , as it he had been  a  prince.    Tiiey  come to that time in his career when 11noi ,^,,,.1 .,    . , - :,     ,, ���-  k. , had heard that he had been unaffec-  much whisky and soda had wrought i .^-i  K.r  .-, . 1 ��� 1       ���.  �� - ���..��������� .        !tea  by   the   wine,   and   considered  palpable havoc with his complexion, i,,,..   r. v      , ���   . ,   ,  ������    ��� . ^ ������������'.-'     ! that s,3 stromr a head was  entitled  His   speech   ended,   and   questions!./   .vrt u-   ,    " ,  .   ���"��� ^       , I to the highest, honors.  were  invited.     " Aspinwall !"   bel-!   . "* .   "tell us!  lowed a stalwart digger,  what makes 3^our face so red."  " Blushing at vour confounded im-  p tide nee, sir ! " was :q nick reply.  It carried the meeting.  Dr. Fitchett, brother of the editor  of the Australian Review of Reviews, -was a member of a colonial  parliament wherein one day a certain eccentric and elderly member  named Taylor insisted on, making  a speech on education.     The oration  was the surprise of'his. guests   to  consisted of a  hyperbolical  eulogy   r    -, ..    ,        , ���-,. V     ...  JL ^    nnci tiiat each was supoheci  with  a  Ihe Bektashee is an influential  order of dervishes which no sultan  has ever been able to suppress. At  one time when the}' were in exceptionally bad oder, rival orders, endeavored to induce Sultan Mahmood  the Second to sapress the Bektashee.  His majesty determined to put the  unpopular bretheru to a test. He  accordingly gave a great .banquet,'  to which he invited all the orincioal  dervishes in  Constantinople.   What  0  ; ��  ��� $   ��6>.|.'��  (      -  roo's cage���Bentelrattenlattengitter-1 pQR A  wetterkotter��� whence a , few ��� days | '���''  later he escaped, but fortunately !' '  hewas recaptured by  a  Hottentot, I f  who presented himself at , the.  ma}*or's office with a beamino- face.  O  " r havecapturecUhe Beutelratte," |  said he. '' Which one '?'' rsaid the I  mayor ; "we have several." " The!  Attentaterlattengitterwetterk otte r- j  beutelratte. " >���' Which , attentater ;  are you talking about?" "-About j  the Aottentotenstrottertrottelmut-!  teratteiitater," "Then why don't!  yju say at once the Hottentoten- !  strpttelmutteratte.ntaterlattengitte r-:  vvetterk ^tterbeutelratte ?"  ��  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH SHAVE  AND HAIRCUT ���  AS'YOU  LIKE   IT,  GO.  TO   THE  HAVING rARLORS  Two doors east of Post Oihce. :  W. J. MORRISON, prop.  of the board of schools in Mr. Ta\  lor's constituenc}'. Dr. Fitchett  interjected some jocose expression  of doubt. " Why, sir," said the  irate Tayl ir, turning upon him,  " at this vers' moment I have a  school in my eye������" " No, onl}7  one pupil, M r. Tay 1 or !" retorted  the doctor, and the orator's eloquence was drowned in laughter.  T. S. Cork.'  .1. Tl. 'M(;("��-BICGOTJ  ���Provincial   and .Dominion' Land   Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents  f JT  Obtaisrhsg-  Crown   Grants and  AI>-=  struct of Tisje to Mineral Claims, &c.  ^ELSOf^,   -   - -   British Columbia  Fresh Salmon, Halibut,  Hoek Cod. Smelt.   Pereh,  Fresh and Canned Oysters,  Poultry (dressed and aliye.)  @  ^E��  , . rop.  jft��3F-Opposite Thomson's Pookstore.  i&3  ��f*  ��  00  ' f% S^ *F4  Pi 5i  Some of the British troops in  the  Irish   rebellion   did  not   fight   particularly1' well.     A  certain   general,  at a lord lieutenant's party in Dublin,    was   admonishing   a    begging  woman to leave the place, when she  said :     "It is  I that  am  proud  to  see your honor here in the red coat  you wore the very day when  you  saved   the   life   of  my   boy,    little  Mickie !"     " Indeed !" replied  the  general, not sorry to hear anything  to his credit on such a distinguished  P *5  H   B   :-~    I   I  '^���4^8 S  spoon 'hr.vihg a handle a yard  long ! They looked: at each other  and shrugged their shoulders, and  wondered what it could mean.  " Come, come," cries the sultan  from his throne at the upper end ol  the room, "why do you not eat  your- pilaf?" .The dismayed looks  of the dervishes plainly indicated  the pnzzied condition o: their minds.  Suddenly, to the intense amusement  of the Commander of the Faithful,  and of the company in general, the  Bektashee besran to feed each other  o . .      .  mutalhs', across the table, with their  giant sooons. " Well done !" cried  the Padishah, clapping his hands  with delight, " you are indeed progressive and sensible men, tO Beck-  tashee' and I shall not supressyour.  order to please   these   idiots, ��� who i       "ogjlvie's patent hussgarian"  1 ' VIS'S  HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  are so dull of comprehension."  nan  -_>ioe  1  Isoii;  OUNERKL HARDWARE, STOVES,- MINING SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for  Armstrong &  .Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  Q  ��4  g^  V3&  r:-��i I'M m f$    ftg  II  TOTAL DAILY  CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  occasion,  I    had    forsfotten     all  about it. How did I save his life ?"���  " Well, your honor, when the battle  was at its hottest, your honor was  the first to run ; and when me little  Mickie saw the general run, he ran,  too, the Lord be praised !"  A Dresden paper, the Wiedmann,  which thinks that there are kangaroos CBea'utelratte) in South Africa,  sa}'s the  Hottentots   (Hottentoten)  put them in cages (hotter) provided  with covers (latteugitter) to protect  them from the rain.     The cages are  therefore   called lattengitterwetter-  kotter, and the  imprisoned  kanga-  In the last century nearly every  rooLattengitterwetterkotterbeautel-i  gentleman  was put to bed drunk,   ratte.     One clay an assassin  (atten- j  He  had   either to   drink   as others  tater) was arrested who  had killed j  drank or fight a duel.,     Sir Aubrey j a Hottentc t   woman   (Hottentoten-  de   Vere.   when   he   was    eighteen I mutter), the mother  of two stupid  years of age,   after   a   day's   hunt, I and stuttering children in   Stratter- j  avoided   intoxication at  dinner by i trotel.     This  woman,   in  the  Ger- !  watching   until    the    others    were j man language,   is   entitled   Hotten- I  will  will   hereafter   he. known,   under   the hrand, ''OGIL-  lereafter   he   known   under the hrand "OGILVIE'S  "OGILVIE'S STRONG  3AKES5  GLENORA."     Branded .Rod.  All these hrands have been duly registered in the Oovernmcm. Patent, ollie.es. and anv in-  iring-euieut ot the same or ruliliin^ of our branded ba<?s with Hour will be y>rosceuted according  to law, as each bay of Hour i- fullv guaranteed wh ich l>ears our retristored brand and sewn  with our special red white, and  blue twine.  In thanking you for your patronage in the j.ast, and in soliciting a continuance of vour favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and ��' OGIL-  VJD'S GLEPJORA " iiave been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties trluten and starch to produce the highest  results in baking-.  hi placing- our new brands upon the market we do so wit h the assu ranee that vour most  profitable interests will be served in securing you the finest q uality of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our "pri<-os will at all times be  ot as low a ligure possible consistent with the superior art icle which we offer.    Yours trulv,  !����       HwS a rena ELss  G. M. LESSHIV1AN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  rescript i  tipsy,  and  after that, pouring each  new srlass of wine  down  his neck-  totenstrottertrottelmutter,   and   her  assassin takes the name  Hottentot-  At any hour day or night (Night Bell).  cloth, then worn so large that the 1 enstrottermutterattentater.  The  c 11:1  w  n  '11  1 v  ���.1.  ��� re r  n-^A  '. i.n  n   kn  Corner Baker and  Stanley Sts.. Nelson. IO  ��� i !���  %i  ;;} r:  W-  If!?-  -life  ������'lit?  ���-.V-Oi   ;  ... .!l   ���  II!:  ��;  fflfi  :il*it;  1-  ,; ������;!..  '.!;;il-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  <���   ..     ���   ��� ��� ��� TITOS. 15. McIX^ES.  CANADA.  PItOVINCF OF "BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Re  venue  Ti  .X,  i  VICTORIA, by 'the .'Grace of Cod, of the   United j  Kingdom   of Great    Britain    and   Ireland, [  ���Quern*, Defender of the Faith, &e ,   Sec, ifcc. I  To Our faithful the Members elected   to  serve j  in tlic   Legislative Assembly  of  our   Prov- I  ince of British Columbia* at our City of Victoria���Greeting. .   - "  Nelson '.Division of West Kootenay District,  A  PROCLAMATION..  A. G. S.muji, - I  ^-KYUElitiAS"   We  Deputy Attorney-General. \   %"w     are desirous  and resolved, as'soon as'may. be.   to   meet Our  ���.people of  Our  Province  of' British Col umbia.  and to, have their advice in Our .Legislature :  ���NO-W' KNOW YE, that for divers'" causes and  considerations, and taking-.into  consideration  the ease and   convenience  of Our  loving subjects, We have thought lit, by and with the advice of Our ..Executive'Council of the Province  of.British Columbia,   to  hereby   convoke,  and;  by these presents enjoin you, and each of you,  thaton 'Thursday, the tenth -day of the   month  of February, one'-thou.sand eight hundred  and  ninery-eiglit, you meet Us in Our'said   Legislatureor Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City   of   Victoria,- F.QR   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. ',     '������'.-  lNTE.3Ti.Mony Whekeo.f, We have caused these  Our Letters to  be made Patent,  and  the  Great Seal of the said Provinc e 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 De- ember,  in   the  year  of  Our   Lord  one -thousand  eight hundred and ninety-seven,  an 1   in  the sixty-first rear of Our Reiih. .  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with j  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax a.7id I  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are j  now   due  for  (lie   year  1897.     All   the   above- !  named taxes collectible within  the   Nelson Division of West.Kootenay,  assessed   by  me,  arc  ���payable at'iny office, at" Kaslo,   B. C.'  Assessed  taxes   are  collectible  at  the   following   rates,  viz. :-������  Four-firths' of one per  cent,   on   the  assessed  value of real estate, other thai- 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, tipon sucn excess,  -\vheii the same is  not more than ten thousand' dollars,   one  and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not-more than  j twenty thousand dollars, one  and   one-half of  j one per cent:; when such excess is overtventv  |, thousand  dollars,   one  and  three-quarters   of  one per cent.  Three  per   cent., oh   the assessed   value   of  wild land.     '���  ���.  If  paid  on   or   before  the  i-.Oth davof  June,  1897 : ���. '*������-.  Three-fifths of one per cent  on   the  assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one.per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.-  Upon such execs-'of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when sin h excess is over ten thousand  dollars,-and hot more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one' per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half>of one per cent. .  "'Two'and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax', $">.00 per capita.  .John Keen, .  Assessor and Collet tor.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897.  What do 3*ou think of our ad's? May be ���'you don't like  them. The fact is Ave don't know much about paper and  "ink ; but we claim to be up to date merchants, buy from  the right sources and at prices which Only cash buyers  can obtain. There is money: in biijring for cash. Try it  yourself; you'll be surprised what a saving it is. A few  cents on everv article soon amounts to dollars.  r  Never buy without quotations from  ./Ov  ery.  The only cash store in Nelson.  ikba^  Wagon work and Blackstnithing in all its Branches.  ��es  NOT* OS.  "Unpaid taxes within   the   municipal   limits  of the cities of Nelson and Kosshiud."  " As provi led by the Speedy incorporation of  "Towns   Act, IS;)/, a   rateable   portion of  the  " real estate taxes within'the municipal limits  " of the cities of  Nelson'and   Rossland for the  " year 1897. is payable to the respective muni-'  "cipalities.    In   order   that   the Provincial as-  " sessment  roll  may   be closed, in so far as re-'  " late- to property assc.se i within said cities ;  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  " otV taxc- due and payable  on  said   property  " are paid to the undersigned.at  Kaslo. on   or  " before, the ''nth   nay   of   November.  1897,   the  '���' lands and property against which   taxes ar  " then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ai-  ���'��� eordaiue with the provisions of tax sales un-  " der the Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor aiid Collet tor.  Dated this 4th day of October, 1897.  ��%"?���  A Court of Revision and Appeal ���under tlie  Assessment Act 18SS and its amending Acts  will be held at the Court House. Nelson! B. C.  on Monday, the :24th January. 1898. a110 o'clock'  in the forenoon.  W. J. cOKi'KL.  I,'Edward Cordingly. hereby give notice that  I intend to aiq ly at the next meeting of the Li-  cen e Commissioners for t! e City oil- elscn for  a transfer of the '��� aloon License held by. me for  thn -premises on Lot 4, Block 1. 'Vernon street.  Nelson, B. C. to oremises in the rear of Lot 7,  Block 9.   Ward   street,   Nelson.    And   further.  H. A,   PROSSER.   Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp.    Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  that I intend, to apply foi  ���cense from myself toS. E  citv of > elsoii.  Dated Dec. nth, 1897.  a transfer  of  said li-  Emerson.-of the said  E rrva r d C op. n i ng l v.  in th 3 Suprsm: Co^ri of British CoJurr; bia.  In  Up> A- t and in j  Sawmill.  Com- j  the matter of the Wind in;  tlie in a11 er o f t ii e N eIson  pany, Li m ited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the tw enty-se--. en th day of 1-epi.e.ni-  ber, 1S07. appointe'l.Jl iigh-io Cameron, oi the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be O'/uciai  Liquidator to the above named Companv.  Dated tins titii dtiy of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkjns.  Deputy   District  .Registrar at  Nelson,   British  Columbia.  Jj'.JDEPEf'JDEMT ORDER OF   FORESTERS.  Court "Mines. " Ainswortli .13. C.  Meets every s'aturdav evening at 7:>X) ]>.rn.. at  Ilenrv's hall.' Donald IviiAulev, ('. D. S. C.  Ran.  Si;a\v  Sec re  reiar  A Good Supply ci  Skates always on hand,  vrencc  ^  Telephone ai.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  ���er: loiin  .Milies,  Chief  KaiiLior:   Leander  ���, .Treasurer;    W.    II.   .Jarvis,    kciording  y;  Win.    i\   Freeman,   Financial    S-'ec-  X'isiting Ijrethren <H'V��Iially in- ited.  v'OUKT KOOTKNAV  No. :1D!8.  >ELsON B. C.  Meets   (ir.-t.and    third   Weonesda \ s  .I'.ulge ortiie Court of Revision jind A op  .Nei.soh. B. (';. 'JTtii De-. emtier, l��ns.  i  month it! the Odd  Fellows hal  Ofiie  ���illlllL'  < ;.!)>���. c.  M.   McCrath,    C  i n   t h e  : V. W.  . R.:   .1.  EXECUTORS'  NOTiCE.  fn the Wlaticr of ihe EsraJe of John Johnson, Lote of the City of NeJson, Hotc!-  Keep^r,  iTcceased.  Pursuant to tlie Revise;! Kiat u te< of British  Columbia, cap. lir��, section IS. notice is hereby  given to a II credito.-s a ;i<i (t i.ers to send in ti)  M rs. Carolina Thelin Baker st vect. ."������ clso'n. ii.  ('.. exeeii t ri\ of t he said John Johnson, on or  before Fo.b-i.ar/ :���!. 1S'.��^, their claims against,  the estate of the le-.tati >:���, after wliich date tlie  said executrix wiil pro< ei-d to distribute the  assets of the testator among t ho* parties cut it led  1 hereto, having regard to those claims of which  t hey shall t hen ha ve not i< e. and the said exeeu-  trix will not be liable U>v thesa:d assets, or any  part thereof, to any person of whose claims  not ice shall not have been received by them at  t he ti me of such dist ri but ion.  Notice is aNo given to all persons indebted to  the said deceased to make immediate payment  to tlie said Mrs. Carolina Thelin. of all moneys  due the said, testator.  Mai iKiXAi.n <v Johnson.  Solicitors for the Lxecutrix.  Nelson. B.C.. .Ian. V2. PSOS.  Mowat, W.C.K.; W. D.Shaw.  K.S.;   \V.   Jlodson.  F.S.; \V. II. t'raham. Treas.;.!. R. (Jreen, Cliap.;  K. C. Art hi  1).. T'ii vs.; A. Shaw, I'.C.R.  Application for Liquor License.  Not ice is  Tom date  ���'tipeiuiary  l.e.-eby given that thirty (M)) days  i" undo,-signed will ap'ply to the  M agist ;���;���;ie of \Vc-1   Footetia v f<)r a  First=class    hi    every   particular.      Merchants'  Lunch a Specialty fro in 51:30 to 2 o'clock.    Dinner 5  to  O'ci  ��r.  **.  Ii(-e!ise to sell liquor at my  at A rnist ronjr Land ; ng.  (loat Ri \er. i'.  .fan uar  hotel, Hie Kalama,  A li";:kd Maxsox.  lot h, ls<)8.  PPOSITE POSTOFFiC!  N9TSCE.  AnniriON ������ A'" Nklson Townsttk.  Notice is herelty given that Mr. W. J.O. Dickson is no longer my authorized agent for above  property.  F. C.   Innks.  lanuarv IS. !Si\s.  ���-^-- ~y  &  Comer Josephine and  Latimer Streets.  R. G. J0Y2 Prop  ���O  Annmox  NOTICE.  A " Xki.son  OWXSITK.  >rea  ?Z? ��"  eiivered to  ��3  Notice is hereby given that 1 have appointed  lessrs. Camile (e O'Reilly, real   eatate audits.  New   pattern--  tweeds at Ross'.  in   Knglisli. Sct)tfdi   and   Irish  M''  my S(de agen ts lor the aliovc i--ro;iert v. Anv  p.erson wi diing to purchase lots in sai'd Addition ������ A " can get full particulars from them.  F. ('. Innks.  .Ian uarv IS. LS!>s.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Baker Street; C.  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan, Stanley- Street; and Maurine.  Grocery, Hume Addition.  A  f, \,   "*f r-  f> ^ r. ��� -~ .  -^ ���-   �� ���-~  Sit^':?li@i^liS^  T* THE NELSON ECONOMIsi  ii  PERSONAL.  J. Mara, of Kamloops, is in the  city. ".���''���' ���   .  C. W. Busk, of Kokanee Creek,  is in town.  F. J. Farley is home after an extended, trip East.  Thos. C. Gray, of Trail,   was in  the city last week.  ... ' ��� H.    B;    Thomson   has   returned  from a visit to Moyie City.  A. E. Rand, of New Westminster, visited Nelson on Monday.  Mr. Geo.---Kyci'd', manager of the  bank of B.N.A., of Sandon, is in  town.  Iy. L- Patrick, superintendent of  the Kaslo and Montezuma Mining:  SHELTING IN BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  Co., was in the city last week.  LOCAL NEWS.  The saw mill machiner}7' is being  installed on the pier site b}^ Mr. T.  Gray.  At a meeting of the School Board  last evening Miss N. O'Reilly was  appointed to the teaching staff.  Several hundred tons of ice was  brought in by scows on Saturday,  and all Sunday teams were engaged  drawing it from the wharf.  The Rossland hockey team are  expected,here on Saturday to play  NelsDii. A good gane is locked for  as both teams are in great form.  The annual congregational meeting of the Presbj-terian Church will  to-morrow   evening   at 8  It will be followed by a  be    held  o'clock.  social.  Mr. C. W. Smith, of the Seattle  Fish & Poultry Market, left this  morninsr for Sookane, receiving: the  news that Mrs. Smith had been injured by the fire in that city on  Monday.  A court of revision and appeal  under the Assessment Act^ was held  in the court house on Moncla3r.  There were 45 appeals heard, one  of which was held over until Monday next.  About 10 o'clock Sunda3r night  a fire alarm was sounded, calling  the brigade to a blaze on Silica St.  It turned out to be a chimney in the  house occupied by Mr. Heathcot  that had taken fire.  The Government is endeavoring  to secure the control of a valuable  tract of country in the vicinit3' of  Yorkton on the Manitoba & Northwestern Railway, which was originally bought by colonization companies who never paid the full purchase money and subsequent^  went under. The land is valuable  for wheat raising and will be sold  to settlers.  At the second annual meeting of  the .British   Columbia  Association  of Mining Engineers, held at Vancouver last week,   Mr.   Bell, read a  paper by R. A. Hedley, of the Hall  Mines smelter, at Nelson, on "The  Possibilities of Smelting in   British  Columbia..''   The writer held that a  lead smelter offered some-difficulties  for   any   plant   possible   with    the  present   production    of    the    lead  mines.     He   was firmly  convinced  that a blast furnace matting plant-  would handle the ores of the Rossland camp '.very, economically and  to great advantage though   the  difficulties   were    not   few.     As    yet  they did not know what the  Rossland mines were capable of producing.      Wild   statements   had   been  made on this head, but he believed  that with  a   500-ton   plant,   erected  at such a point and run so economically it could make a smelting  rate  of $7 a ton, f. o. b., Rossland would  soon have to  increase  its  capacity  as the figure  would  leave   a  profit  to   the   smelter.     There   were    far  greater       smelting        possibilities,  though, in the Boundary creek district.   There the variety wasgreater  and.a perfect  self-fluxing  ore  was  obtainable.       Once    transportation  was   had    development    would    be  pushed  and   plants   wouid  follow.  Should the  coal,   on   development,  prove to be of good coking  quality  and in  sufficient capacity,  a plant  with  a large capacity  would treat  ore as cheaply as anywhere  on   the  continent.     Even  bring   coke at  a  cost of $12 a ton, laid down, he had  no hesitation in sa}dng that  a  500-  ton plant, two furnaces using steam  power, would smelt at a cost not to  exceed $2. 75 per ton of ore.    This,  of course, would produce matte.   He  was not familiar with  East  Kootenay, but he believed that the range  between Kootenay  Lake  and  Fort  Steele would produce ores that after  concentration,     would     materially  assist   smelting   operations   in    the  countr\r. The coast, too, if reports  were true, had its ores of a character  suitable for smelting, and exceptional^ situated for economical treatment.  ^S)(^r@^s)^r  3  Corner Victoria and  Stan (ey Streets.  IO  NOW OPEN  oamples of work ma)'obe seen in the stores of Mr. j. Qy Patenaude,  watchmaker ; Mr. J. Dover, watchmaker andQjeweller ; Messrs. Kirk-  patrick and Wilson's and at studio.  ."  The house  and lot owned bv the late Carrie Wilson, CORNER  BAKER AND HALL STREETS, being lot.1, block '7, Nelson. An  early sale is desired. Rents for $100 per month in advance payments.  Apply for terms to  B  B.  iiijm.mgjLj��a.jr;  Bag��?SL...T~T��**-'��:". m  ������.���.��...��� ..�� ����������� j��.. .��� m   Uf ��� 'V  &  t  -v>  Oexit. Off  ilet Articles  "tr   prg F-T  -AI1-   DAYS  MOTE'S DRUG STORE, Kauffman Block, Baker St., Nelson  s^-����J�� sgr-ym.���j^ *  ���^T-n-cir j-^. -.T-.���-  -..,���^J^^t.���  r.c.^r-aoi-mi-r.nr-  -"ffiVWT.TJ  The vSocial Purit}^ Club gave a  dinner to Mr. H. Allingham of the  C.P.R. office 011 Monday evening,  on the occasion of his departure for  Goat River.  Subscribe for  The Economist.  NOTICE.  Application will be made  to  the  Legislative  Assembly of the Province) of  British  Columbia  at its Next h'ession   for An  Act to incorporate  tlie. Kootenay Tunnel Company for the purpose  of  buying,  acquiring, celling,   leasing,   mortgaging and  operating   mines,   mining   claims  and hinds ; buying,  selling,   leasing, "mortgaging,   constructing" and   operating   tunnels   or  ditches with switches and branches  therefrom  for the development and drainage of mines and  mining claims and the transportation,   underground or otherwise, of ores,  minerals,  waste  and supplies ; dams, ditches and pipe  lines for  the impounding and carrying of waste for milling power for domestic aiid all other purposes;  power plants,plants for generating power of any j  kind   or   nature, electricity   and    light;  trails,,1  roads tramways and rail\\a\s and drainaged i t- !  dies   in   connection    with   such    tunnels   and ���  mining and   transportation   operations;   mills'  for sampling, concentrating, handling and   reduction of ores and minerals; smelting and  reduction plants, with power to bui id nw n, equi p ,  and   maintain   telegraph   and   telephone   lines  in connection   with   said   undertaking, and   to ';  levy and collect to   the   linn   all   parlies   using  and on all ores, minerals,   waste  and   supplies;  passing through, <>\ or or upon said tiinin-lsdit-  ches, roads, tram ways and   railways; and   also  for the purpose -of condiu t ing   a   general   mining   business   and   all   its  allied   interests, including   the   buying  and selling of ores,   min-i  erals and bullion ; and also for the   purpose   of  raising and   securing   of   money for   the   purposes 'of   the   Corporation,   of  executing   and  negotiating tlie   sale   and   delivery   of   mites.,  bonds and debent ores for such  money   for   the  said  purposes, with all   necessary and   proper  deeds of trust or mortgage to secure   Ihe   same  or any oral! the   company's   properties, rights r:  and franchises; and   also   for   the   purpose  of ;  acquiring all kinds of   real   and   personal   property together   with the  power  of exprupriat- ;  ing lands and righ ts of u ay ; also   for   the said j  company   to   own   the   minerals found   in   the,  course of tunnelling or ditching th rough I amis !  not located before and where  tlie line or direction of the tunnels or (ii tches or  any   of   them j  are  or  is   laid   out    upon   a   plan    to   lie   tiled |  with    the    Mining    Recorder   of   the    district I  wherein the tunnel or ditch issituate. ;  Dated. Januarv -jr.. ls.<)8.  J. W.  M OKI-WIT,  For self and ot her applicants.  Application  for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that r, Patrick .1. Russell, intend thirty days alter date of this not ice  a j')] dying to the act ing Cold Coiiun issioner for  a license to sell liquor at retail in a hotel at  Coat River banding. West   Kootenay.  Dated at Nelson, 15. ('., .Januarv fi.'l.sus.  minion  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  FINE REPAIRING.  Half 'Soles from 75c to % 1.2 5.  B. MALAMDRINI,  Baker St, Opp C. 6c   K. Land Office.  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  A II work guaranteed .  A lanje number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Haker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  lor sale in addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   Nelson.  ^"ISTTH?:*?*^ 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I -K���*������  r-if  vM^lSv "t^f^��-~;aar';"^:  r^h.-\r-fcr~.r--^^y-~<i^^^*^'~=^A^^^"   li.a-f-Br:-^ tr.irA'tiM-;,-^ ^������Marre-���-f,-.*��i  I!  n  ���:-'--Mit  II  ���2l<<!  <h:  f':  i^j!  ������tN-l  11  Criterion Saw Sets, Ice Creepers,  Coal Oil Stoves, Queen Stoves,  "Warrior Stoves and Ranges,  ���AT THE���  ~G3  AKER STREET, NELSONi;   P  >ox  Received per express 3,000 fine Havana" Cigars-���-a sample  lot-���comprising Henry Cla}', Espancla, Hei. mesas, Carolina, Bock and other well-known brar.ds, packed 25 in a  box. Also a lot of beautiful cigar-hcIders, cigar cases,  tobacco pouches, cigarette-hcldeis, cases aid  iratch safes.  For his next pair of shoes. We will guarantee to save you  iu.oney by doing it. Have a large stock to choose from,  and our,prices are 'WAY DOWN..    $1 to $2.7.5 per  pair.  1  fm  @   ��   ��  ���If so it will pay you to inspect our new arrivals  at $6.50 and $fo.oo per suit. They are immense  values-  ��  >@  &g&  Hard and Soft Coal for Domestic Purposes  =ZZ23��^��I=3  *-��   qnH    T^^nnr-   I&fnviz     SIfd>&9?/oie?    ^i��~ri  ��',  ITS  1      a rfif;  0*��>  IUSIMS  tJ?  Satisfaction Guaranteed,,    Prices Reasonable.  P/IPOM  acKsrrsitn coat ar  made on application to  LLUakerSL or WILSON & HARSHAW, Vernon S  l!  Telephone No 35.  A  B  Zisai^sax:  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  IA  PRODUCT.  w si w% *!Sk o  Economy,  Superfine..  Bran,  ^ssjS?  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  TURNER,   BEETOW    &   CO., AGENTS,   NELSON,   B.  C  Oive this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  rers    w  Agents for Manitoba Produce Compaiw, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON,  B. C. P. O.  Box 498.  ^


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