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 VOL.  I.  NELSON,  B.  C,   MONDAY,   JULY   4,   1898.  NO.  53-  THE NELSON  ECONOniST.  ' Issued at the city of Nelson, B. C.  C. Dell-Smith. .V .... .'���".....'...., .-.. .Editor.  P. J. O'Reillv .......'.  -.,. Manager  ���      SUBSCRIPTION RATES,:   " ... V  One Year to Canada and United States.................... ..$2.00  If paid in advance.................... 7...:..  .1.50  ��ne Year to Great Britain.....'.;.. ...  2.50  If paidin advance. 7 .'.... 2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, of  Registered Letter. c;  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. /    .  Advertisements' of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will, be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  This will be a busy week in politics. The  time is getting short, vnd issues of great moment have to be settled. On the decision of  the electors depends, in   a great "measure, the  future of British Columbia.     This is a critical  point in the history of the  province, and upon  the people themselves depends   the   issue.     If  we   -re   to   have   progress  and  prosperity we  must have in office a government with energy  and enterprise-���men who  have   confidence in  the country and who enjoy   the   confidence of  the people.     A retrogressive step at this  particular  juncture   would   be  ruinous.     British  Columbia   has  entered   an   era   of pros peri ty  which   has   been   wisely fostered' and encouraged by chose responsible for her government.  The   programme, as   drafted, is  a   most commendable one, and should anything  occur to  prevent the carrying into effect of.the various  measures   in   hand,   designed   to   advance  the  interests of our fair province,   it  will be most  unfortunate. This     is     so     palpably    the  case that it cannot be gainsaid. The question, then, to be decided resolves itself into  this���which of the parties now contending for  supremacy is the better calculated to accomplish the object which every man in the province ought to have at heart���the best interests of the country ? The Turner government  has proved itself a progressive government���  has demonstrated its faith in British Columbia  by taking time by the forelock, so to speak,  and preparing well in advance for a big influx  of population. The methods adopted are  attacked by the Opposition, but the fact remains that the results aimed at have been  attained. The country has made phenomenal  progress. No sooner were the prospects of a  particular district made apparent than roads,  trails,  bridges, railways,   etc.,   were provided  to ensure its speedy development. The -wisdom of this course has been fully dehion-  ? strated. Now, had the Opposition "party been  in power, an opposite polic3r would have been  pursued, and instead of having the' house in  order to receive our welcome euests it would  have to be built after their arrival. It is not  good policy to lose a sheep for a pennyworth  of tar. Roads, trails, railwa3\s, bridges, etc.,  help the settling up of a country, and it is an  altogether mistaken idea that the country  should first open itself up and when it could  afford; to pay for public works such as these  outlined, and not until then, should it enjoy  the luxury of such possessions. These are  not luxuries ��� they are necessaries. The Turner government have realized this, and have  facilitated progress by undertaking such  works before the revenue to be derived from  them was absolutely in hands. .The economy  preached by the Opposition is a false economy  and were it put in :o practice British Columbia  today would only be known geographically  not commercially. Those who are enjo3dng  the benefits, of: the progressive policy of the  Turner government are not likely to cast off  the party or the policy to which they owe this  enjoyment. .     .���     . .  Mr. A. S. Farwell, says the Nation, will  make one of the most ���intelligent representatives in the next House. Mr. Hume, though  a very respectable man, was never intended to  shine in parliament.  The British Columbia Review, in extradict-  ing a statement which has been going the  rounds of the press to the effect that Governor  Macintosh had invested, on behalf of the  British American Corporation, $250,000 in  Klondyke claims, says : We need hardly  assure the shareholders in the British American Corporation that this rumor is probably  entirely without foundation, but it shows the  estimation in which Mr. Mackintosh is held  that it should be thought possible th-it he  would part with $50,000 in cash belonging to  the Company which he represents for Klondyke claims which may have been jumped at  the time the supposed payment was made.  Verily this big English Corporation is regarded in the Province as a milch-cow sent by  Providence to supply the astute Yankee mining man with cash !"  "means'of a new7 muffler furnace, claims that in  a minimum space of time .he is   able to obtain  the desired chemical change,   which  consists  of   "oxidation"    rather   than    '.'reduction."  ' The gold is separated in  the. free   or   metallic  state, silver in the. form either of a sulphide or  chloride, copper in a   sulphate,   and   zinc and  arsenic in a soluble form.     The  operations  of  the Beam process   are,   firstly,   pulverising   of  dry crushing ;  secondly,   .converting   the   sulphides   to sulphates   in   an    air-tight   muffled  furnace with  converting chemicals.     The advantages claimed are low. heat and economical  chemicals,   with   greater   accuracy  in  the   results, and   a considerable   saving   of  time   in  comparison with the  often  complex   chemical  conditions encountered by'the older methods.  The process is said to   he  adaptable  to  nearl3-  all classes of ores.     The cost of fuel is reduced  to one-fourth, and   the gold, it   is   claimed, is  more    completed'    separated.        Should    this  method prove of practical   utility, it  will revolutionize the mining industry- in   the   vicinity  of Rossland. -   Ymir also  would greatly benefit, for since the cost of a furnace   is   less  than  that of a good stamp.mill, if would  seem  that  the work done under the process' is more effectual, besides the bulk of the so-called free-mill-  in e   ore  contains   gold   also   in   combination,  especially when depth is.reached.     The patentee claims that his invention will   recover gold  whether free or  combined, so if the character  of the ore should change   with   depth- it will,  unlike a stamp mill, continue to  serve its purpose.     The cost of a  50-ton   plant,   containing  crushers, pulverizers,   amalgamators   and furnaces is estimated at $20,000, and   with these  ore can be treated at $2.00 per ton.  The Kuskonook Searchlight says: ''If  Nelson could find a better man to represent it  ���a man who understands more thorough^'  from a miner's standpoint the needs of a min-  ino- district���than A. S. Farwell, who is run-  ning as an Independent, his name has not yet  been mentioned."  The particulars of another new process for j  the cheap reduction of ores reaches us this j  week. It is called the Beam process, after its j  inventor,   A.   M.    Beam.       The   patentee, by   i  A lady friend writes suggesting that we  should devote a little space every week to  fashions, adding that the subject is more interesting to the gentler sex than war news or  politics. We gi/e woman a whole kingdom  every week (see page 8), but should the prevailing fashions be of interest, we shall endeavor to keep our e3'e on them. This is a  department, in which we confess we are somewhat weak. We notice from the fashion journals, however, that the newest arrangement of  the bala3'euse is to gather it at the foot as well  ^ij^^)^M,PMUa)iajJM,J��!lLI^,WJJJiyiU^llW^Lail,.l^lltlLM?.lLJ��MtUg3gg  itufflWBiBmaaM^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  as at the head, thus converting it into a deep  puff. On the same authority it may be stated  that skirts are trimmed with little ruffles and  ruches, with shirred ribbons, with insertion  and openwork galloon and with U.ce and  applications. All these trimmings require to  be very neatly arranged in order to look well.  We hope these brief,-but carefully selected  pointers will be acceptable to our lady friend,  whose handwriting we much admire.  Our  con tern poraryr,   the   Tribune,   devotes  considerable  space   in   its   last  issue  to local  politics.    The previous  week all   its energies  were devoted to the contest  in a   neighboring  riding, as if there was no   contest in our own  snug little burg.     It is pleasant to  notice that  the   Tribune  is   at  last awakening to the fact  that   the   people  of Nelson are   more closely  interested in matters affecting themselves than  in   Issues   not   particularly  local.     It   would,  however, have been   more  satisfactory   if our  neighbor did not beat about the bush so much,  and if it  confined  itself to facts, not  fancies,  to logic rather than loquacity^.     It will be generally conceded as a bad break on   the part of  the   Tribune   to  champion   the   cause   of Joe  Martin, who has been politically kicked out of  every constituency unfortunate enough   to be  troubled with   him,  and   out   of every   party  with Which   he   had identified himself.    The  only reason which   can   be   assigned   for this  extraordinary    action    on    the    part    of    the  Tribune is. that Joe Martin or Martin Joe has  been   imported   as   a leader of the Opposition,  and of course   it   would not do   to go against  "���the party-" and the part}' leader.     Joseph's  introduction into politics in this province must  be as agreeable a surprise  to  him   as was  his  introduction to the superiutendentof the Northern Pacific Railway Co. at  Winnipeg bright  and early one morning some   years ago.     Mr.  Martin  will  remember   the   circumstances;  if  not, some of his friends ought to remind  him.  The Tribune very sagely remarks: " In  everyday life, when the manager of any business concern shows his incompetence, he is  brought to account by the people whose business he is managing;" and adds :" Why  should the electors of British Columbia be  asked to adopt a different rule in political  matters from that which is observed in everyday business ? " The electors of British C< 1-  umbia are not asked to apply any other bit  the most approved business principles to politics. Premier Turner and his government are  going before the people on the fair and square  business proposition, "Endorse our policy if  you believe it to be the correct one," and they  are fortunately in the position of being able to  show practical proof that the country has  made wonderful progress under their management. As a proof of mismanagement our  neighbor points to the fact that 'l The public  accounts show that during 1897 the revenue  from West Kootenay alone was $310,902."  An argument so forcible as this we cannot  refute.  quibbling in  regard to   the  miners'   tax.     It  tries   to   argue   that   coal   miners �� should   be  I  charged alike with those  engaged  in   metalliferous mines.     And there is something in the  contention.    This tax was not imposed by the  Turner  government, and  when   the   government was about to remove it  a  great deal of  opposition was raised, as the Premier explains,  41 on the ground that the  majority, of miners  in the new districts, many of whom are prospectors and claim-owners as well, are not British subjects, and while   earning  a   livelihood  and enjoying all the advantages of citizenship,  would   contribute  practically'   nothing to the  revenue of the country."     We  all   know that  this is   so.     Our American   cousins  swarmed  into   this   province   as   soon    as   its   mineral  wealth became known.     They prospected the  country and staked out some of the best claims  recorded ; they   hold   valuable   property here  and   operate  it, and except for the $5 miner's  fee  they   would   be   contributing   practically  nothing to the revenue of the countryr.e    And  they do not object to  the  tax.     There   is not  one man in ten employed around a   metalliferous mine who does not do some prospecting or  who does not hope to strike it rich  some day.  It is different with men engaged "in coal mining.    They  simply  work   for   wages.     However, the government are pledged to alter the  lawr in relation to this particular tax, and may  be relied upon to do so.     It is a source of revenue not to be   despised,   and   does   not press  heavily upon anyperson.  A. S. Farwell is an   independent candidate,  and when the Nelson Tribune accuses   him of  sailing under false colors it deliberately states  what it knows to be false.     As we said before,  we much regret that  there  is   not   before   the  people of this riding, as a candidate for parliamentary honors, a   straight out-and-out Government supporter, as   we   are   convinced  the  policyr of the government is such  as  to   merit  the   warmest   support   of   the   constituency.  Under the   circumstances,   we   have   to select  between   A. S. Farwell, an  independent man,  and J. Fred Hume, a dependent, unsuccessful  politician.       The   choice   is   not   difficult   to  make.    Those who know  Mr. Farwell would  never dream of <>censing him of sailing under  false   colors.     Wh^t   he   say*s   he   means, and  what he means he says.     Some  of his friends  think that this trait of character is too marked  in the man.     There is one  thing certain, that  he will not be bound down by any  party ties.  When he goes to Victoria  it   will   be   to look  after the interests of Kootenay first,  but when  questions arise affecting the general policy of  the province he will cast his influence in with  the party whose cause he believes to  be right.  The  Tribune  accuses   Premier  Turner   of  The Economist has all along contended  that it is advantageous to have as a representative in the legislature a man who is not  pledged to oppose the government on general  principles. We all know wrhat an exhibition  the Opposition, as a party, made of itself during last session. Opposition, obstruction aud  abuse were the primitive levers used by these  would-be legislators to move the  government  machinery-, and when the effort proved unsuccessful they blamed, not themselves, but those  they were operating  against.    But, as before  stated, /he fight���-if fight it can  be  called���in  this riding, is not a party affair ; the interests  of the Kootenays are peculiar, and it is in the  faithful representation of these that wre are the  more  closely   concerned:    This  condition of  affairs is now generally recognized throughout  this   section,   and   an   honest  effort  is being  made to select men to   represent   us   who will  not lose their identity in the meshes  of party.  The only claim put forth by Mr. Hume's supporters   is   that   he   is   ah avowed party man.  The party to which  he belongs   has been  for  years  in   the  minority^.    Why ?    The people  put  them   there, and  the  people, as a whole,  are very good judges of what they   want and  how to get it.    True, the people of this riding  selected Mr. Hume, but there   was   no   A. S.  Farwell in the field in those   days,  nor would  there be now if Mr. Hume or   his party could  render a satisfactory account   of his   stewardship.^  The Tribune wants to know why Mr. Far-  well does not come out openhv and sayr  whether he will support the Turner government or oppose it ?r Wh^t rot ! Mr. Farwell  is an Independent candidate. If he pledged  himself to oppose the Turner government he  would be an Oppositionist ; if he undertook to  support the Turner government, he would be  a government candidate. But he does not  bind himself to either party7. He will go to  the capital as an Independent man pledged to  support Kootenay, and that isthestyde of man  Kootenay- wants'.  "If A S. Farwell is the smart man his  friends claim him to be how comes it that he  sees neither the faults of one party nor the  merits of the other ?" asks the Tribune.  Surely there is no man living who does not  see the faults of the Opposition. Mr. Farwell  sees them and is too intelligent and manly to  connect himself with that party. He also  recognizes the merits of the government, and  will not pledge himself to oppose that wl ieh  is meritorious.  The Tribune complains that the Alien Law  does not go so far as to say Chinese and  Japanese shall not be employed in the province, but merely that companies receiving  concessions from the crown shall not employ  them. Our neighbor must be aware that the  provincial legislature has not the power to exclude Chinese or Japanese. This is an Imperial question which cannot be settled at  Victoria. But the government did the next  best thing���excluded Chinese from public  works. It would be a terrible blow to some  of the Opposition if they had to do away with  their coolie laborers.  Attention is called to a letter in ou*" correspondence column from "One Who Knows."  It will be a shocking revelation to many. The  condition of affairs described by the writer  is,   we are assured,   in no   wise   exaggerated,  wmmmmm  r  1 1  1   ��������! .urn Tt,jn-ir~-r~Ji\iy  ^l.'im-u.--ii. ������ ���*������ ������<"y TP��  IV .its       ��    *    *    Y.      jt^tV;./ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  so that under such circumstance-i a fresh outbreak of fever or some of the other dirt  diseases may be expected if the nuisances  complained of are not promptly abated. It  will be interesting toTcnow how the carcasses  of the animals are disposed of, aud if the flesh  was fit for consumption.  '' The political fight in the Nelson riding  goes merrily along, and an illustration is  being given of the fact that while men may  not like a candidate's politics, a campaign  may be waged without resorting to personalities or abuse."     . ���        V  The above is from Saturday's Nelson Tribune, and we fully endorse the sentiment.  With two such men in the field as A. S. Far-  well and J. Fred Hume there is no excuse for  offensive personalities. Both men are willing  to serve the people of this district to the best  of their ability,' and it is for the people to  decide which is the abler mni of the two.  Both candidates are personal friends, and it is  their desire that the campaign should be conducted with decency and in order. We hope  nothing shall occur to mar the peaceful progress of events. We are decidedly of the  opinion that Mr. Farwell is the better man of  the two for the honorable position, and in  emphasizing this statement we mean, no  offence whatever to  his   friend   and  opponent.  According    to   the    Cycling    Gazette,   the  bic3',cle insurance   companies   which   were   so  numerous a couple of 3rears   ago,   have   gone  out of business like  mam'   other   peculiar   organizations which undertook to insure against  burglaries, loss of situation   and  other  ills  to  which the human race is liable.   This particular insurance company,   we   are   told,   passed  out of existence, not from  the   common cause  ���lack of patronage���but because   of positive  carelessness  and  oftentimes   absolute   dishonesty on the part of those whom  it  intended to  protect.       To   insure   a  wheel and lose   it, or  have it stolen, vvas too great   a  temptation for  many of those insured.      A great many peculiar  insurance   companies   have   been   started  from time to time, but there  is   room   for   yet  another���a company who will insure ordinal  people from accident occasioned by  bicyclists.  The fees would necessarily be steep,   but   the  multitude that would avail  themselves  of the  protection would be great.  Consider well Mr. Farwell's qualifications  as a representative from this riding, and you  will readily realize that he would be the  right man in the right place.  Implements of destruction continue to  attract the attention of inventive genius. No  sooner are torpedoes introduced than there  appears the torpedo-catcher to counteract the  torpedo : more powerful guns have their terrors diminished by shot and shell-proof armor-  plating, but now comes an invention which, it  is claimed, will revolutionize naval warfare.  The inventor, Lieutenant Grandol, claims his  S3-stem will increase the effective range of torpedo   boats   6,000  yards   by the use of aerial  torpedoes charged with an explosive more  powerful than dynamite. He asserts he has  received a letter from President McKiiileyv  'saying.the American w-r and navy departments have been directed to investigate his  sy-stem. If the aerial torpedoes be all that is  claimed for them, it is to be hoped the Americans will arrange for a sufficient supply to  bring the present war with Spain to a'.speedy-  conclusion.v.. But:..-.,. they had better hurry iip,  before some Irishman introduces an aerial that  will leave Grandol's 6,000 yards behind.  A cablegram from England states that they  are still guessing there as to the probable successor of the Earl of Aberdeen in Canada.  The,name that is now receiving attention is  that of Lord Stratheona, Canada's high commissioner. He would make an acceptable  governor-general. It is nearly time that some  selectio-i were made.  The Dominion Dav   celebrations   in  Nelson  brought thousands of-visitors'to   the   city, but  in point of attendance-only-can the occasion be  pronounced   a   success.  '.With   a   few   exceptions, the programme was carried out in angry  disputations and turmoil, aud a couple of prominent   members    of   the   committee    having  charge of affairs made themselves,, conspicuous  by their coarseness, foul language,.-. vulgarity;-'  profanity and general i ttcMerance.    Such exhibitions   of  ill   temper and domineering impudence seldom disgrace sport.     That such acts  of���well,   indiscretion,  should   have been   so  apparent, is much to be  regretted.     Nelson   is  one of the most charming places in   the  Koot-  enay.s for a  large   gathering   such   as   that of  Friday   and   Saturday   last,   and  that  visitors  should leave with the impression that they are  discourteously, if not unfairly   treated,   is  not  calculated to make our   annual   holiday  popular      The cit\r did not present the gala appearance   of  former occasions, and with, perhaps,  two   exceptions,   the  competitive   decorations  were confined to the hotels and saloons.     The  committee in   charge  were   evidently divided  among themselves : at least  this   is   the most  charitable construction to put upon the matter,  and on more than one   occasion   the   few  prominent   members   who   seemed   to   constitute  themselves the " bosses of the show "   had  to  be " pulled over the coals " by the others.     It  is with great reluctance that we call attention  to   this   disagreeable   circumstance, but better  far that this should be done than to attempt to  cloak the actions of those who are responsible.  A bad impression has been left upon the minds  of visitors who came to witness   or participate  in the sports   provided, and   this   we consider  unfortunate.  It is reported that Lord Brassey and several  other members of the British aristocracy are  making preparations for a tour of Canada  shortl3r. It is to be hoped that nothing will  occur to alter the arrangements of the party,  as their visit will do much to advertise the  vast resources of this county.  with an air of authority on the subj ect, says  that '.'. the giraffe exists for three quarters of  the 3'ear in the north Kalahari without water.''  It is so long since we have seen one of these  graceful creatures that we cannot form a very  clear conception as to the length of its neck.  It surely does not take three' months for  liquid ���refreshments toy, reach the stamach of  the animal. Or is it that the water system of  Kalahari is defective.  Saturday next will be polling day, You  mark your ballots at the courthouse in Nelson  and a list of the polling booths will be found  in another column. Be sure and put your X  opposite the name of A. S. Farwell, the In-,  dependent candidate, who is pledged to Kootenay, not party.''-'-/.  A much travelled   gentleman,   who   speaks  Arrangements have been made by which,  the British'Columbia militia are to participate  in the 4th of July celebration at Seattle.  Surely; the war craze has struck our Yankee  cousins hard. Col. Prior, the commander of  the Fifth Regiment Canadian Artillery, as the  militia -force of the coast cities is called, left  for Seattle last night with 300 of his men, and  in an open letter on the subject of the visit,  the Colonel,says :  '' At the present time the feelings of Great  Britain and the United States are most cordial  one towards the other, and it is the outspoken  wish of the governments of both countries, and  also of a unanimous press, that this feeling  should be fostered and strengthened. This  being^the case, it seems to me that it is our  duty to assist to the utmost of our limited  power in the bringing together of tlie two  great English-speaking nations of the world ;  and nothing on this coast can tend more to  this end than the acceptance of the kind invitation to our militiamen by^ the citizens of  Seattle."  Grand Marshal Edsen, 'in addressing the  executive committee at Seattle 9 few days ago,  alluded to the acceptance of the invitation by  the soldier boys of Canada, aud in so doing is  reported to have said :  "The amount of interest taken in this event  is not surprising, as these soldiers are coming  to help our city celebrate the anniversary of  the day when we 'licked their daddies.' "  If this be the spirit in which the visit is  taken, it would be far better that the Fifth  Regiment remained at home, or deferred their  visit to some other occasion to that on which  the people of Seattle are celebrating the licking of their daddies.  A rumor was afloat some time ago that  there was a threatened mutiny among the  military expedition to the Yukon. The rumor is contradicted by the Minister of Militia.  There is trouble enough in the Yukon without  importing more���especially military mutineers.  A. S. Farwell was for a number of yeirs  surve3'or-general of this province. He knows  the county thoroughly, and particularly this  district, and when he speaks on the subject he  speaks with authority. He is the proper man  to send to the provincial legislature. His  opinions will be respected and his representations honored.  >=-���*��*, rf-'.f*�����������> "jv-. ji-it���'*.��������� ���. *>~*<-{pr���*�����". i?"j, ������ A'.* \c4-vvi*.'n.frv.ftfc' THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  IN    THE   MIRAGE,  The train lumbered slowly into the little  village station. Already the light was waning, the sky was clear and opalescent and the  air was still. A man and his young wife���a  laughing girl���stepped out oil to the platform.  They had been married that morning. A servant waiting on the platform collected their  luggage, and they passed through the dingy  booking office. Outside, theo sleek carriage  horses fretted impatiently. A short drive  took them to the lonely gray house upon the  hill among the pines.  Some hours later they sat together in a paneled room   overlooking   the   avenue.     On the  walls of the room were the thing's that a great  traveler   and   a   great   sportsman  brings back  with him.     It had grown chilly and a fire had  been lit there.     Wax candles burned, in  brass  sconces   on   each   side   of the fireplace.    The  girl was in white (as she had been that morning in the church).    She leaned   back in  her  chair; still smiling and showing pretty white  teeth.     One hand played with   the   pearls at  her throat,  a  gesture showing   the   beautiful  curves   of her   bare   arm.       The   man   stocd  watching   her.      He    was   middle-aged,   tall,  lean, wiry   and clean   shaven.     His face was  tanned.     His   eyes   were   exceptionally   dark  and   striking.     As   she   looked   down   at   the  tigerskin rug in front of the fire, she said ...  "Did you kill that?"  The man nodded.  ���: Yes, I killed it."  "You never tell, me enough." she went oh,  halrjestingl3r, " about things that you have  done. What is the use of beins: a traveler" if  one does not come back laden with stories of  wonderful things ? "  . "One   tiger .story,"  the man   replied,   "is  generally very much like another. "  " But   there   are   other   things,"   she said.  " Have you never been captured by brigands,   .  have y^ou never been nearly  killed, or experimented with wonderful drugs in   Chinese dens  or been dying of thirst or seen the mirage ? "  He sat down in the chair facing her. His  expression was one of habitual melancholy,  just as hers was one of a continual light-  heartedness.  " Yes," he said, " I think I can lay claim  to all those things. I have been captured by  brigands, have experimented with hasheesh,  have been practical^ dead, ��� have seen the  mirage, and " ���  He paused.  " Well ? " she said eagerly.  "I   have   also,"   he   said,   "been   in  mirage."  " How can that be?" she said. "I  taught about the mirage in my government  days, all about the density of the air and the  temperature and so on. Sometimes it.is lakes  of water, sometimes it is a city with houses  and temples and people, sometimes it is feathery palm trees, sometimes ships that sail  across the sky, keel upward, but it is never  real. How could you be in a thing which  practically does not exist ? ''  "We   had   been marching four   da3-s,"   he  the  was  said dreamily. :' The sun was awful byr day,  but the nights were cold. It was on the morning of the fifth day that they turned on me.  Theyr took what there was and went off. I;  was left on , the sand for dead���indeed, for  some hours I must have been deadl"  "Go on," said the girl, leaning forward  now,Watching him intently, no longer smiling.     " How long ago was it ?" ,  ."..'' Ten, a dozen years ago���when you were  bowling your hoop in Kensington Gardens.  And most of the story is very wearisomej but  the fact is interesting that I was actually in  the mirage."  '..." What was it like ?"  "It was a city of ghosts. They moved  silently about the grayr/ ghostly streets. They  wore the costumes of all ages and all countries.  It had a weird and bizarre effect. When I  first came to consciousness in the mirage, the  first thing that I. saw was a city man, silk hat,  frock coat, expanded waistcoat, all the same  grayr tint, all shadowy. Hewas talking with  the ghost of a beautiful Egyptian woman.  They spoke in whispers. Everyone spoke in  whispers."  " Did any of them speak to you ? "  "Yes ; hesitatingly at first, just as strangers  do among the living. They told me that I  was dead, that all these cities of the mirage  were cities of the dead. They floated and  drifted through the air, settling down now  and then on the sand, as a bee might alight on  a flower, passing onward again through space  when any living being approached them.  Everyr ship that is sunk sails again through  the sky, manned by its drowned crew."  " You are saying this seriousl3r ?" sheasked  " Quite. I know the scientific explanation  that the ship is merely the image of ������* vessel  out of sight. I dare say the scientific explanation is true, but I cannot believe it because I  have experienced the other thing. I was just  as certain of the existance of the shadow city  and of myself as a shadow in its midst of the  buildings I saw. the streets I traversed, the  people to whom I spoke. I was just as  certain of those things and of tl e fact that I  was dead as I am now thtft I live, that I am in  this particular room, that I touch your hand."  She drew her hand away, watching him,  half frightened.  " Why," she asked, "did you not tell me  about this before? "  " It seemed useless, The story is incredible  to even- one except myself. Besides, it is a  little uncanii3r. I thought it might scare  you."  Now she laughed again, but rather nervously.  " I am not so easily frightened, but you  must not go on believing it."  " Belief," he said, " is not a matter of will.  I was there in the mirage for some time. I  have the most distinct recollection of it. I  could take my sketchbook and draw you pictures of it."  "What was it like? What did you do  there ? '' she asked.  "There was no work and no amusement.  One neither ate nor drank ;  neither slept nor  made love. The houses were riot really  inhabited ; they were like ghosts of houses,  perpetuated through some strong human association. The doors stood open. Sometimes  one wandered through them, but one did not  live in them. Most of the time one wandered  up and down the streets, feeling no fatigue,  unconscious of heat or cold. It was all dead ;  everything was dead. There was not even  very much talking ; when one spoke one  spoke of the past"���  :  He broke off his account suddenly.  " Now," he said. " let me tell you of something more cheerful."  He told her story after story of his travel,  all that was most amusing arid most commonplace. Her laughter and her color returned;  but at the end of the stories, when the silence  came, she abruptly said :  "Goon ! tell me more about the mirage ! "  "You have heard enough," he said, "and,  beside, the rest is not verv Dleasant."  "T don't care for that, "she said ; " you  must tell me. I want to hear it. I am not a  bit frightened."  And then for an hour he went on with the  story. When he had finished, she made him  take his sketchbook and draw for her some of  the faces that he had seen there. She held  the book in her hands and sat staring at them  'intently.'" Suddenly she dropped the book and  shivered.  "I have to do all that you ask," he said,  " but I do not   think I   should   have   let you  have your own way in this thing. You are  really frightened."  He stepped across the tigerskin to her and  stood by he.r, resting one hand on her hair.  He remained thus for a moment, motionless.  Then she suddenly sprang up with a loud  scream and rushed away from him, cowering  in one corner of the room.  "Don't touch me," she cried. "Don't  touch me;; don't look at me ! You have been  among the dead ! "  The Hon. David Mills, Minister of Justice,  intends gring to British Columbia in a few  weeks, and will travel through the Kootenay  country. He Will also visit the great fish  canneries on the Fraser river. Dr. Borden,  Minister of Militia, and the Hon. U. S. Fielding, Minister oi Finance, also intend to take a  trip to the Pacific Coast with a party from  Nova Scotia.  Some time ago the Woman's   Art   Association of Canada produced a jubilee, or   historical, dinner set of china, which was   on exhibition throughout the Dominion and was greatly-  admired.    The   set   contains   204   pieces, and  was decorated by  16   successful   exhibitors of  the Association  chosen  from  all parts of the  Dominion.    This historical set was purchased  recently by7 some hundred or more members of  the Senate and  Parliament,  and   presented to  Lady Aberdeen at the close of the prorogation  ceremonies of the  House,  as " a  memorial or  their esteem and affection in recognition of the  signal devotion of your Excellency to the promotion of all good work in  Canada, and your  invariable kindness to the members of the Dominion   Parliament."       Her   Excellency was  much surprised, and assured  the  givers that  their   thoughtful   action   had   '' strengthened  and beautified " her whole life.  IS  fSP*.--S-ivS&- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  OTHER OPINIONS.  NEW   DENVER   LEDGE.  It is with the mining men and mine workers that Mr. Retallack is the great favorite in  the contest at hand. An extensive mine  owner himself, and having spent several years  iti working properties in the Slocan, he is bet-  -v ter fitted to know the needs of the miners arid  .7 mine; owners and of the district than any other  man that could be selected. In addition to  this useful knowledge gained from practical  experience in the Country; Mr. Retallack has  the influence to do something, and the ability-  as a legislator to command the attention of the  government anci the provincial law-making  body to any measure he might put forward.  '���'".-'    VERNON   NEWS.  Some of the Opposition leaders are raising  the ciy that the construction of the Boundary  Creek railway is only an "election dodge."  They surely can hardly expect the people to  forget that for three years the government has  been working hard to secure the building of  this road ; it would have been constructed  long ago had it not been for the factious opposition of Mr. Semlin and his followers. As to  the absurd statement advanced that the work  will be discontinued after election'..day-���such  an argument hardly deserves a serious reply.  Contractors who sign an agreement and deposit $75,000, as was done in this case, do not  very often throw up a job like this, after having spent large sums in getting it under way.  In any case, can any person point to a single  instance when, such a work Was started under  such conditions in this province, and afterwards discontinued before , completion ? The  road will he'built, and that speedily.  KAMLOOPS   STANDARD.  The Opposition contains Mr. Joe Martin,  who was turned out of Manitoba, and who  said of J. V. Ellis : "He honored him for  being an annexationist He was one himself."  Mr. " Windy " Brown, the friend of the  Chinamen, who always protects them by his  vote. Mr. Semlin,. who votes against them  but payrs his money out to them for wages.  Mr. Deane says he will support any of these  men as his leader if he is elected.  NEW   WESTMINSTER   SUN.  The Opposition are as factious as a bag of  Kilkenny cats. Martin has knocked Cotton's  plans out. Sword has destroyed Whetham in  Dewdney, or vice versa, while it is now said  of the " Vedder " and " Monroe" factions at  Chilliwack that they " never speak as they  pass by." So it is all the way around���  brother fighting brother, friend betraying  ' friend. What a contrast to the way things  are managed by the electorate supporting the  Government ! No jarring, no misunderstandings, no domineering or tyrannical conduct as  yet having been reported. In Delta, for  instance, a great many of the electorate desired  Mr. Thrift as the candidate, but the moment  Mr. Thrift became convinced that Mr. Benson  was the strongest man available he stepped  aside and joined the convention in their determination to use all legitimate efforts to place  Benson at the head of> the poll. The Opposition is split up and CcMinot hope to meet with  any degree of success at the polls on July 9.  THE   COLONIST.  One of the pet cries of the Opposition is that  the Government has alienated practically all  the public domain. We have seen it stated  specifically in more than one of the Opposition  papers, and have heard it more than once said  iii the legislature that the Government has  done this. Now, as a matter of fact, the area  of British Columbia is upwards of 220,000,000  acres, and of this Only 10,000,000 acres have  been alienated ; or one acre out of every 22.  This hardly bears out Opposition contention,  but it is about as near the truth as the average  Oppositionist, can easily get when he discusses  the policy of the local government.  YMIR   MINER.  Ymir is certainly in luck as far as trails go  as there are now four trails under headway-  one to Craigtown and the Second Relief mine,  one to Porto Rico Siding, one to the Jubilee  mine and the fourth up Porcupine creek.  These trails are being built by the government. Work was commenced on them early  yesterday morning, Mr. Grauthan being in  charge. We can credit these trails to Mr. A.  S. Farwell, the Independent candidate for the  legislature, for if it had not been for his influence we probably would not have had  these trails built. He promised that he would  build trails for Ymir and novv he is fulfilling  his promises���and he will faithfully fulfill  every promise made to the people of Ymir.  Can you afford to vote against a man like A.  S. Farwell? This is only a starter, and we  can look for more improvements in the future.  If 3^ou elect Mr. Farwell to the legislature he  will be a friend to Ymir and see that we get  the appropriations that are justly due us.  Vote for A. S. Ferwell first, last and all the  time.  CRANBROOK HERALD.  While Mr. Baillie is harping on the Chinese  question, he does not do it as a matter of pure  principle, or he would not ignore the fact that  his master, Mr. Bostock, "employs three  Chinamen on his ranch, one for cooking, one  for gardening and the third for irrigating. If  he does not- prefer them to Canadians it is very  self sacrificing of him to employe them, as it  would not be a matter of dollars and cents  with such a rich man." It is plainly evident  that with Mr. Baillie sauce fcr the Bostock  goose is not sauce for the Baker gander.  ROSSLAND   TIMES.  The spectacle of Jim Martin delivering his  own election address from door to door in  Grand Forks is just what might have been expected. Mr. Martin had to "put up" the  whole of the jack-pot, not a big one by any  means,   but   small   as   it was it was   quicklyr  grabbed by the hungry crowd which forced  his hand, and now he has to economise by acting as his own distributor. Poor Jim Martin  has yet to find out why he was chosen. It  may not be palatable, but the fact of the matter was that there was not another Opposition  man in the city who was not either "broke"  er next door to it.    That's why.  THE NATION.  In answer to a correspondent, it may.be  stated that when Jerome K. Jerome wrote  "Three Men in a boat (to say nothing of the  dog," he had no reference to the tri-colored  Opposition ticket in Victoria. It will be  noticed that Mr. Jerome's party numbered  four ; the dog is missing in the Victoria " aggregation." Probably he was stolen with  other dogs and taken toKlondyke ; or perhaps  he is ashamed to travel on the same train.  VANCOUVER  WORLD.  The Opposition, if their platform  and press  utterances are indicative of what  policy they  would inaugurate as to the   development of a  country,   are   a  relic of  non-progressiveness.  One might just as..well ask a farmer   to make  his holding pay without first spending money  ���in clearing, fencing and  otherwise   improving  it as expect the development and   opening up  of this province without a liberal   expenditure  of money.     The first cost is always the heaviest, but the country necessitates   it before an  influx of population, and consequent  development, can be expected  in  any   particular district.     The facilities for   doing  business must  be established   before   business  can   be done.  This is   the   policy   which   has   governed the  actions of trie Turner administration, and is in  marked contrast with the   Micawber-like one  of the Opposition who are willing to   wait for  something���the advancement   of the province  as a whole in this case���to turn up  instead of  arousing themselves to  accomplish   it.     They  now condemn the government for accomplishing   something   for   the   people's welfare, and  have therefore   left   themselves   without campaign   ammunition   of   any   value   whatever.  We have >*et to read one speech of an Opposition supporter where their policy   is   outlined  in detail as to" what they would do in  the way  of legislation in the departments of provincial  affairs.     We ask them, for instance, what they  do in the way of giving   railway   communication   to   the   mining   districts  of  the interior.  Let them show  the   people   that   they have a  practical scheme to present to the  people as to  how to carry to completion   in   the   best way  that   all-important   work.     They   are content  v\ ith saying that the scheme proposed   by the  Government is entirely wrong ;  and not being  able to present a better one the people are not  going to take   chances as   to   whether   in  the  future   theyr   may   be   able to  formulate   one.  Actions   speak   louder   than   words,   and   the  electors are content, and justly   so, to   support  those   who   will   do   something    practical   for  their benefit instead of always indulging in the  vague theories to which  the   Opposition- have  confined themselves. 6  THE  NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL NEWS.  A. S. Farwell has been over tbe political  ground, and reports the country' safe.  Rev. G." R. Welch, pastor of the local Baptist church, is in Victoria attending the synod.  For stealing a keg of beer from the Tre-  mont, J. W. Barber has been sentenced to two  months' imprisonment byr Police Magistrate  Crease.' ./'" .  The wages of laborers at the' Hall mines  have been reduced from 25c. to 20c. per hour,  and a number of them have ceased work in  consequence.  The Misses Clark and their brother James,  who have been attending school at Otta\va,  are spending their vacation in Nelson with  their mother.  Fred Williamson, of the Aaron's Rod Min-  ing Co., is in town, and reports everything as  looking bright at the property. He is enthusiastic on the point.  Now that the Dominion Day celebrations  are over, it will be in order to prepare for  celebrating the victory of A. S; Farwell at the  polls on Saturdays next.  The town "of Brooklyai started a couple of  weeks agOj has now a population of .fully.  r ,000.     The Brooklynites have started well in  decreeing that   no   Chinaman   shall   dwell  in  their midst.  The local members of the Kootena\r Rifles  are expecting their uniforms this' week, and  thereis talk of inducing the authorities to consent to the organization of a second company  in the city..  It is expected that the Trail smelter will be  in full blast again in about two weeks from  date. Under the new management the smelter  will be a great boon to the adjacent mining  countn7.  It may be accepted as a fact that the Northern Pacific Railway Co. have secured the  Corbin railway system in this province. The  price is said to be between $5,000,000 and  $6,000,000.   .      ��� ,  The following round trip rates have been  arranged by C.P.R. to Halcycn Hot Springs,  return tickets being good for thirty days :  From Kaslo, $10 ; Rossland, $8 80 : Nelson, $8  and Trail $7 50.  Jack O'Neill and W. H. W7est had a wrestling match in Nelson on Thursday evening,  which resulted in a victory for the former. It  was catch-as-catch-can throughout, and some  very clever work was shown.  Chief of Police McKinnon, his assistant and  a few special constables managed to preserve  order during the celebrations, and from the  intelligent manner in which theyr did their  business there were few arrests.  Archdeacon Pentreath officiated at the services in the Church of England on Sunday,  occupying the pulpit in the evening. The  archdeacon announces that his trip through  the Boundary country has resulted in the  establishing of missions at Greenwood, Mid-  wayr and Grand Forks.  L. M. Livingstone, for some time connected  with Fred Irvine's establishment, is about to  try his fortune in the new town of Brooklyn,  the latest addition to the towns of the Koo-  tena3's, and at present one of the busiest  .centres, , /",../-//  Under the Marquis of Queensbury rules, a  ten-round contest was fought in Nelson on  Saturday night for a purse of $400, between  W. H. West and H. Houghton. The fight  was brisk throughout and resulted in favor of  West.      ../.;.    *7 /:/-/,/'.../ '..//' './'..,".  Captain Frere met with a fatal accident at  the Clarke" hotel on Satiiiday evening. He  was entering by the side balcony, and, tripping tip, fell against the rail, which gave way.  The unfortunate gentleman* was precipitated to  the ground andalmost instantly killed.;  Kirkpatrick & -Wilson." s grocei^ store was  yer3^ handsomely decorated during the Dominion Da3' celebrations./ The firm were awarded  the decoration prize. Much regret is expressed  that the competition was not more lively. Besides hotels and saloons there was very little  bunting or evergreens displayed.  Rev. A. B. Winchester, of Victoria, occupied the pulpit in the Presbyterian church  yesterday, the occasion being the re-opening  services. The edifice has -been enlarged con-  siderablyr and rendered even more comfortable.  There will be a social and musical treat this  evening at the church, for which an excellent  programme has been provided.  W. M. Ross is out with a challenge for a  drilling contest with M. McNichol 01 his partner, Stephenson, the purse to be from $300 to  $500. In the contest on Saturday Ross claims  that he was cheated out of one minute, thirty7  seconds. There were fifteen drills used, a  fresh steel being used ever3-- minute. When  time was called Ross had only' half used his  fourteenth drill and had the fifteenth untouched.  The Harry Lindley Co. continue to play^ to  full houses at the rink, and as there is a  nightly change of programme, all tastes are  catered to, and every one is pleased. The  company is so well organized and the parts so  well selected that the3r are at ease in anything  undertaken. The liberal support accorded is  unmistakable testimony to the popularity of  the Harry Lindley Co. The attraction for tonight is the well-known comedy drama  " Alone in London."  THE CELEBRATIONS.  The Dominion Da3' celebrations  in   Nelson  brought   together   the    largest   gathering   of  people ever  witnessed   in   the city.      Special  arrangements had been  made  by   the   several  railwa3- and steamboat companies to   accomodate visitors, aud the weather  being glorious,  a pleasant time was enjoyred   by  the ordinary"  spectator.      Those who came to participate in  some of the leading events on   the programme  of sports protest that   they   were   not   fairly  treated,    especially7    the     Kaslo    contingent.  However this may- be with the  hose reel contest, Kaslo should have no kick  coming  as to  the treatment accorded her sprinting champion  Dill. This gentleman's challenges were freely  accepted and the Nelson, runners were prepared to meet him on ordinary terms, but Dill  insisted on making his own terms, and these  were so unreasonable that the race was called  off. The following are the particulars of the  chiefevents. .  Hub-and-hub race open to all comers, was  won by the Nelson team in 13 seconds. In  the wet test the Rossland and Nelson teams  competed, but Kaslo was excluded through a  misunderstanding with Mayor/Houston. Rossland won, time being 32^ ; Nelson 34 1.-5.  Jack, a Northport horse, won the quarter-  mile race ; Fifty-five, 2nd ; Rossland, 3rd. In  the race for Nelson horses, B. Wilson's Harry  won"; J. Patterson's Wild Cat 2nd. The 600  yard race was won by Rossland ; Barney 2nd.  A quarter mile race for Slocan horses, brought  three to the start. It was won byr Fred. Tak  won the pony race ; Little Buck 2nd. Jim  Cow won the slow mule race amidst great  merriment.  The 100 yard dash was won by W. T. Watson ; Geo. Nunn,.2nd. 220 yards, Geo. Nunn  1st, W. T. Watson 2nd.  R. G. Joy won the single scull race, beating  Coxhead by about three lengths.  The baseball match between Nelson and  Slocan City was won by the home team. At  the end of the eighth innings the score stood  20 to 6. o . '  H. Stutter carried off the potato race, with  A. Jeffs second and W. Cowan a close third.  The four-oared race was won byc the crew  stroked by Abe Johnson. Three boats started.  The double-canoe race was won by7 Haines  and Winter, two other canoes competing. A  four-paddle race was won by Haiue's crew.  The rock-drilling contest proved very interesting. Three teams entered, and Burns and  Tallon were declared winners, drilling 40^/8  inches in fifteen "minutes : McNicol's and  Stephenson's record was 39^. Ross and Mc-  Mullen were down 37 inches when time was  called, and they claim that they were out a  minute and a half. They had a spare drill  which was pointed to in support of their claim.  The bicycle race brought four wheels to the  starting point, and resulted in a win for Hip-  person, with Richardson second.  New Denver and Nelson engaged in the  lacrosse match, but the home team had an  easy victory���winning by 6 games to o.  NELSON RINK  F^ntire change of programme nightly  ����  w.  ��� ��ft  Seats on sale at Canada Drug and Book  Company's Store. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  t  .���  ��� ..  ���  ij J ewe Lie  is the best for the mountains* for the railway, or  erever accurate time is required.    It is  kept in stock by  makers, Jewellers and Opticians  ,-Sfc*.-  If You have a g  who is lia  watch n  e to spoil  ing repair, do not put  it in  the  hands of an  incompetent   man  Bring it to us, and we will guarantee satisfaction.    Our  Optical Department  S|s  fully  supplied.    Have your eyes scientifically tested, and use only suitable glasses, which we  will  supply.  j.  r Street, ,Nelso  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  EXISTING    DANGERS.  To the Editor of The Economist.  Dear Sir :���-This afternoon I walked down  to call on a  friend,  who   resides   near a milk  ranch, not more than a mile   from town.     On  the way we could  not   but  admire   the many  improvements   that   are   going   on���fine  new  sidewalks and beautiful new villas being built.  Just after we passed the milk ranch we became  aware of something very  disagreeable   in   the  air.     On making enquiry, we   were   told that  the   town   scavengers,   not  having any place  allotted to them where they could establish a  crematory, are carting the rubbish, etc., down  to just a little below the milk ranch and there  digging holes for it.  Also, we found as bad, if not a worse evil  there���namely, a shed where they slaughter  cattle, and leave the entrails, etc., lying round  rotting in the sun. It will be a great wonder  if there is not an outbreak of fever shortly in  that district.  We hurried out of the place, leeling sorry  for our friends, who have taken up their residence there, and, after going so far, cannot  even get fresh air to breathe. Where is our  health inspector ? Has he gone to the Coast  for the summer, I wonder? If so, I think he  had better be telegraphed for, and asked to  enquire into the health of the cattle that are  slaughtered in that shed, and what is done  with the carcases.    Who eats them ?  One Who Knows.  Nelson, B. C, June 30, 1898.  ADDRESS.  1   To the  Electors of   the   Nelson    Riding   of   West  Kootenay  Electoral   District:  Gentlemen :  I offer myself as an independent candidate  to represent you in the next Provincial Parliament.  Should I be fortunate enough to secure  your support I shall endeavor to bring about  the following reforms:  1. A change in the mineral act to compel  all'partners'in a mining claim to bear their  share of the assessment work, or forfeit their  interest.  2. An amendment to cause litigants to put  up reasonable security for costs before adver-  sing applications for certificates of improvements.  3. Regular promotion in the civil service,  avoiding the injustice of the appointment of  outsiders over the heads of men already in the  service, all vacancies being filled by our own  people.  4. The removal from the statute book of  the discriminatory tax of 5 dollars per annum  on mechanics, miners and others employed in  our metalliferous mines.  If returned, I pledge myself to work to the  best of my ability to secure a local expenditure  of public monies in proportion to the revenue  collected in the district, aud to ensure such  expenditure being laid out to the best possible  advantage.  The mining interests of British Columbia  have now reached such proportions that it is  desirable they should be administered by a  separate department under the charge of a  minister who would devote his undivided  attention to the subject.  I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of  '96 by which mining suits were taken out of  the jurisdiction of the County Court and relegated to the Supreme Court, thereby entailing  increased costs and interminable delays.  During the past eight years Kootenay has  been represented by straight government supporters and by an out-and-out oppositionist.  The result in neithei case has been satisfactory. I consider that the time has arrived  when all the Kootenay members should join  in advocating measures for the benefit of this  district as a whole and for its special industry,  'without regard to party.  A. S.  FARWELL.  Being overstocked with sponges we  are offering them at greatly  ���  flGGS  They are of the finest quality and  are a bargain at the prices asked.  Call and see them at  Vanstones' Drug Store  Opposite Queen's Hotel  mBmsBMsms&sm&M  raransn^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  ���When the sultan of Johbre wears  his crown and his state clothes, the  diamonds on   him   alone   are   estimated to be worth ,��2,500,000.   His  collar, his epaulets, his /gridle   aiid  cuffs, the handle and   blade   of  his.  sword,   are  all   studded   with   precious gems.      His bracelets   are   of  massive gold,   and  his   fingers   are  covered with rings that are   almost  priceless.      But   perhaps   the   most  costty insignia of   princely  dignity  are those of another tributary prince  of British India, themaharajah   of  Baroda.      This  gentleman's    chief  ornament is   not   a   crown;   but   a  necklace of five strands    containing  500 diamonds, some of which are as  large as hazel nuts, while the upper  and lower rows consist of emeralds  of the same size.  any   healthy exercise  or diversion,  enough of afternoon  naps, perhaps.  In such cases the   husband is often  to blame because he   gives   nag for  j nag instead of looking straight for  the   fundamental  cause of the trouble.     There are  many cases where  such a woman begins by showing a  longing for a  little more attention,  a little more^ tenderness, an invita-  tation to a concert, or a   cozy little  dinner out with her husband.     The  man who does  not   take   that  as a  sign is responsible for  pretty much  all that   follows,, and   sometimes it  amounts   to   something  -vexy   like  criminal responsibility.'7  A kernel of corn or a pea or other  small substance gets into   a  child's  nose, and the problem is to   remove  it.      The following method is effectual   in   accomplishing   the   object  desired : Inject   into   the  free   nostril with a common syringe a stream  of tipid water.      The   sides   of  the  n )stril should be closed around  the  point of the syringe    to    prevent-   a  reflux of the water.      Use a moderate degree of fi >ree, and" the stream  will   make   a   circuit   through   the  posterior nasal cavity and   pass out  of  the   opposite  nostril, dislodging  the    foreign    substance.      A   more  simple-method is this: The. patient  takes a " deep breath,"   then closes  the-mouth and the  free nostril  and  forces' his   breath   through  the obstructed nostril.     If.the child is old  enough to   do  it  perfectly, he may  blow out the corn or  pea   or   whatever has  found a lodgment  in   the  nasal passage.  [L.S.]  TIIOS. R. McINNES.  CANADA  PROVINCE-OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &e., etc., etc.  To Our faithful the Members elected to serve  in the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of British Columbia, aiid to all whom  it may concern,���Greeting.  .,    A  PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, / XA/HEREAS We have  Attorney-General. ( vv thought fit, by and  with the advice and consent of Our-Executive  Council of Our Province of British Columbia,  to dissolve the present Legislative Assembly of  Our. said Province, which stands prorogued  untilsummoned for dispatch of business.  NOW KNOW YE, that We do, for this end,  publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do  hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly  accordingly,'and the members thereof are discharged from further attendance on saiues  In Testimony Whereof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent, and tlie  ���Great seal of British Columbia to be hereunto affixed : Witness, tiie Honourable  Twos. K. McInnes, Lieutenant-Governor  of Our said Province of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province, this seventh day of June, in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight,'and in the sixty  first vear of Our  -eight,  Reign.  Bv  that  form  may  A celebrated physician writes the  following  ��� on      nagging     women :  7' Nine times out of ten the woman  who nags is tired.     One time out of  ten she is hateful.     The cases that  come under the  physician's eye are  those of the women   who  are   tired  and have been   tired   so   long  the3r are suffering from   some  of   nervous   disease.       The}'  think they t-re  only  tired,   but   in  fact they are il, audit is  that   soit  of illness in which the will is weakened and the patients  give   way to  a-uioyances that they would  ignore  if in a healthy condition.     In such  cases the woman often  suffers more  from her naT?ing than the husband  or   the   chi'dren    with   whom   she  finds fault.     She knows she does it.  She does not intend to do   it.    She  suffers in her own self respect when  she does it, and in the depths of her  soul longs for something to stop it.  The   condition   is   usually brought  on by broken sleep, improper food,  want of some   other   exercise than  housekeeping, and of enough   out-  of-door   air   and practical objective  thinking.     It is often the  most un- j  selfish and most affectionate  of wo- j  men who fall into this state.     Tbeyj  are too much devoted to their faini- j  lie��; to   give  themselves   enough of j  Command.  B. H. TVRWIIITT DRAKE,  "Registrar of the Supreme Court.  [L.S.] T.iOS.  R.  McINNLS.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH ��� OLUMB1A.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Ki gdoni of Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen, Defender of tlie Faith, Arc, etc., etc.  To  all  to  whom  Greeting.  these  presents shall come,-  A  PLOCLAMATION.  I). M. Ebprts, / U/IIEHEAS We are desir-  Attorney-Geiieral. I vv ous and resolved, as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our Province of Britisii Columbia, and to have their  advice in Our Legislature, We do make known  Our Royal Will and Pleasure to call a new  Legislative Assembly of Our said Province ;  and do further declare that by the advice of  Our Executive Council of British Columbia,  We have this day given orders for issuing Our  Writs in due form, for calling anew Legislative  Assembly for Our said Province, which Writs  are to bear date on the seventh day of June,  instant, and to be returnable on or before the  thirty-first day of August next.  In Testimony Whereof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent, and the  Public Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto affixed : Witness, the Honourable Thos. R. McInnes, Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of Britisii Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this "seventh da> of June,  in the year of Our Lord one" thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight, and in  the sixty-first year of Our Reign.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE.  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  a  And see what you require in our line, and before purchasing elsewhere call and examine our stock and get prices  A full stock and great variety to select from. Our goods  are the very best to be had.    Teas and coffee a specialty  Goods Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  Morrison & Cal^  DT.  CTi  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  TAILOR  MERCHANT TAILOR  High Class Sui  Latest  ts Made in the  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....:   %3 ���  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elson Blacksmith Co  0  H. A.  PROSSER,   Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  TO THE PUBLIC  Halving purchased the interest of W. H. Graham  in the business known as " The Nelson Shoe Store,"  I beg to inform the citizens of Nelson that I zvill  carry the largest a^nd best selected stock of boots  ayrvd shoes in this district.  Mail orders promptly attended to.  S. NEELANDS  ��(  NELSON SHOE STORE." 'pr  IHE NELSON  ECONOMIST  SPARE MOMENTS.  Merritt���Johnny fell overboard.  Cora���Is that what . he's crying  about ?.���'��� Merritt���No ; he had all  -his firecrackers in his pccivet.  He���Did you know it would cost  $750,000 to work a battleship 'for  only an hour ? / She���And yet you  growl about the liitle money it cost  '���������mother and me'for.  a   carriage   the  -'other afternoon.  Brow.n���I'm going fishing, Johnnie, so as to avoid the noise ��� of- the  First.      I'd take   A'Ou    along  with  me if I knew how, you could amuse  yourself. , Little, Johnnie-���That's  easy enough pa. Buy.me a cannon  and a lot of firecrackers.  "Lost his place as war correspondent; for the Daily. Whoop, I  understand?" "Yes. I believe  the reason assigned was that he  was not up to dat e i n h is methods.  You see, he eot, hold of a good  piece of news,.and.111-.writing it out  he failed to devote 4,000 or 5,000  words to    telling    how    lie    got    it.  <.he.f.:-re' stating   what   it   was.  the contrarv,     he    gave    the  first."  Ask ins���How    is   it   that  snith seems to make an    ins  j ^^r'^^/^b/%^'^^^^^y^/%r,'^/  '���%&��� \&4&  TENDERS,' endorsed "Caol Supplies," for  the supply of. Bread, Beef, (Iroccries, Clothing  and Coal, for the use of the said institution,  from the 1st day of .July next to the HOtU of  June, 1899, will be received bv tiie undersigned, j-:  up to Saturday, the 29th June. Samples of  groceries, clothing, etc...can be seen at the  gaol, Ward street. Tenders to staLe price of  coal per ton of 2,0UO pounds. All supplies to he  delivered at the gaol as required, without  extra clia-ge.  Oatmeal,' Cornmeal, Brooms, Brushes and all  articles required for use in this contract to be  of Provincial manufacture asfar as practicable.  F. S. HPSSEY,  Supt. of Provincial Police and'Warden of Caols.  ..Iiine.fi, 1898.   :.'���..-.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  W% ^���a .*"* s    ci Pi ra  Gj��?p ^w  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson.  ROSSLAND  SANDON  B. C.  BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE  NELSON  KASLO  FORKS  SLOCAN CITY  ^^^>^&/&^/%^^tV^^ ^/^/^^^j^^^^/^^^^,-%^^./^^  4~**  iient9  Furni  On  news  ladv   to  Slick -  antan-  whom  Teller���Oh, he  ones "Miss"  1 Mrs."  eons hit with every  he is i:itrod iced ?  calls   the    married  and the single op.es  Bertha���Charley says that when  we are married mamma shall stay  with us as long as she lives T^  ��� And yet y  him a truthful man.  '���Whenever a girl tells a  man   she  dreamed of him the night before he  jidith  m persist in   believing  save   up  in   won-  glowiug  reverence  ask   vour  might as   well   begin    to  money for the furniture.  Many a husband is lost  der as he reflects that the  hand which spanks i>is children and  serves up his cabbage is the ver}<r  same hand which he used to write  sonnets about and which he never  kissed without a sense of  amounting to rapture.  "And may I���may I  father's consent, dear Miss Jane?"  " Pop's gone to war, b it that  don't make.no difference���you'd  have to ask m iw anvthing."  Wallace���We Americans do not  stand by our officials as we ought  to. Fern*���Maybe not, but think  how willing we are to stand in with  them.  First Citizen���Hi, there ! You'll  get run over by that electric. Second  Citizen���Well, there's no disgrace  in that. If I try to dodge it, I'll  be sure to be thrown down by a  bicycle, and that's adding insult to  injury.  Eastern Speculator���You say  this is a healthful climate, but .look  at your grave3-ard. Why, it's  full to the fences. Lariat hem���  That ain't got nothin to do with  the climate. None o' them ducks  died a natural death.  Fond mother���Of course you  don't like babies, Mr. Pike ? Mr.  Pike���No, I do not, madam���I  look upon them as v. crying  evil.  Electoral   District,   West   KLootenav,   Nelson  Riding:  To: Wit.  Pubiie notice is hereby given to the electors  of the Nelson Hiding, ui^trict of Wo.-d lCoutonax  that in obedience to tier Majesty's wri t to me  directed, and bearing- date the seventh day oi  June, in the > ear of our Lord ,one thousand  eight hum.!red and ninety eight, 1 require tiie  present e'of the 'said electurs. at toe Court  Mouse. Nelson, on the tw cnt.% -!i I'tii day of June  at 12 o'clock noon, for the .purpose of' electing  one person'to represent them in the Legislature of this province.   ...  The mode of nomination of '-candidate shall  be as follows :���'���������'���  Tiie candidate.s.hal 1 be nominated in writing':  the writing��� shall' be subscribed by two registered voters of the district as .proposes and' seconder, and by three other registered voters of  tim said district as assenting to the nomination, and shall be delivered to' the returning  oihV er at any time between the date, of the proclamation and one p.m. of tlie day of nomination, and in the event of a poll be'rig neecs-arv  such poll will he'open, on the ninth dav of Jul'v  1898, at trie folio,v ing places:  Court Mouse, l\elson; Hall Siding-, Ymir,  E r i e, W a n e t a. \ \' a tc r i o o. S i I v e r lv. i i) g IS i i n e,  Toad Mountain: Procter's Landing, ������> est. Arm :  Knskonook, Rykerts ("Custom House) I'.ound-  a.ry.  Of which every person is hereby requested to  take notice and govern himself-accordiuglv^  (ii\en under my hand at Nelson the fifteenth  day of J une, 1808.'  W. .1. Goepkl,  Returning Officer.  in gs  Are always in demand, when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable    prices. We    always    carry    a  fine  selection  of  in all the newest    shades    and   styles,    and by  the best makers, at prices .which defy competition ; also Neckwear, embracing- the very latest novelties. The place to secure  everything in the gent's furnishing line is at  4$     .jfc,.�����flj  Baker -Street,   Nelson.  Agents for Kennedy & Douglas, Merchant Tailors, Toronto, and  Tolton i'c McKay, Fine Custom Shirt Makers, Hamilton  Lightning Ice Cream  Freezers.  Pails   made  of  best Virginia White  ;l.s.]  TH0S. K. McINNES.  VICTORIA, bs 11  Kingdom  ol  >e Grace of Ood, of the United  Croat   .Britain  aud   Ireland,  Q.tjken, Defender of the Faith, A;c, etc.. &c  To the Returning Officer of the Nelson Riding  of West Kootenay Electoral District :,  WWIIEREAS 1 iis Honour the Lieutenant-Cov-  vv ernor of British Columbia has, by a Proclamation bearing date the 7th day of. June,  1898, been pleased to dissolve the .Legislative  Assembly of tee said Province ; and whereas it  is necessary to hold i; lections throughout the  said Province to till the vacancies caused by  such, dissolution. We command you that, notice  of the time and place of Election being duly  given, you do cause Election to be made,  according to law, of One Member to serve in  the LegislalV;. Assembly of the Province of  hritish < olumbia for the Nelson Riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District, and that you  do cause tiie nomination of Candidates at such  Election to be held on the '2">th day of June,  1S!)8, and  do cause the name of  such Member  Cedar, with Electric Welded wire hoops.  a��  Puritan Wickless Oil Stoves  A  brLr  BBMS  Mi mI  fi SRI W%0SS PA  SftKflilfrM  .- ai  if rs  will vou roast over a hot cooking stove during  this warm weather when we can supply you  with a coal oil stove which will save your temper as well as  your pocket?    You can do anything" with them.  We h-'ve also a line line of house furnishings on hand.  when   so  elected,  bother   he   Vie   present  or  absent, to be  (ertilied  to  Our Supreme Court,  at the City of Victoria, on or before the Mist day  of A ugiisi next, t lie Election so made, disti nctly  and openlv under Our Heal dulv endorsed upon j  this Our Writ. j  In Testimony Wiikkicof, We have caused j  these Our 'Letters to be made Patent j  under the Creat Seal of Oursaid Province \  of British Columbia : Witness, the Hon-!  onrable Thomas K. M< Innks, at Our (ioV- J  eminent House, at Victoria, this seventh j  'lay of June, in the year of Our Lord one j  thousand eight hundred and ninetv-i  eight.  By ('omniand.  B.  H. TYRWHITT DRAKE, j  Registrar of the Supreme ('our'.     i  He���Darling, we'll have a lot   to  content with when we are   married. ;  She���Yes, dear.       We'll   have each  other.  Doors  ^UUiioO  O m rt        t  tJii it'uU  rackets an  flffipo  y.j i i!! b u  Work,  iitings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  eison.  fiflffiJIM  ffiXAItrfW*:*". TO  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  m  ELECTION 1898.  Tlie fed lowing are the names of officers  appointed for the ensuing election :  V ELECTION CLERK.  Tohn R. Martin.:......:.'.............;..".. Ne  Deputy   hetuknixg officers.  . f;.;  [L.S]  Ison  F. L. AlcFai'Irtiid.  CJeo. McFarland .  F. Grantham.  A. B. .Muckw orth  Fred A die., ....v.  ���J. R. Huime.x .... T  ���VV. NT. Rollo..'. .-.'.���.  O. A. Eastman.   ...  Jos. Wilson.......  J. C. Rykert jr... .  . . .Silver King- Mine  . -.".:... Hall's Siding/    .'Ymir  ,.:...,...:... ...Erie   .Waneta  ............ Waterloo  THOS. R. mcinn.es:  ' CANADA.. ,   " ' . .'   .'   '   |.  . PROVINCE   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA. j  VJCTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United j  7      Kingdom   of Great ' Britain   and   Ireland,]  Queen, Defender of the Faith, etc., etc., Aie.   :  To  all to whom  these' Presents, shall  corne.��� \  Greeting. !  ION   ACT,  Notice of Pol! vbeirig' Granted, and  Candidates   Nominated.  A   PROCLAMATION.  ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF WEST KOOTENAY,   NELSON   RIDJNG.  ��� '-'To:Wit:  ' '  ':  , .���-.''��� V ������'���''  PUBLIC. NOTICE, is liereby given to the Electors of the'Electoral  District aforesaid, that"  D. M. Eberts,     j W^^'^^''' jt IS advisable j a- Pol 1 has become necessary at the Election now .pending for the same, and that I have granted  Attornev'-General.]  vv     to   establish   the   fol-j such Poll; and further, that the persons duly nominated as candidates  at  the said Election,  lowing'polling places  in   the several and re- j and for whom only votes will be received, are:���-  spective Electoral Districts hereinafter named  NOW KNOW YE that,   by  virtue  of the an  ...t.'u'stoin's House, Boundary  Dated. Nelson B. C, 80th June, 1898.  W. J. GOEPEL  Returning Oflicer.  .....Procter's Landing i thority contained in the "Provincial Elections  ' ,^, .i.���rV,,.�� ! Act," tiie   Lieutenant-Governor in Council de-.  ��������������� .JvusKonoojv j ciai.es  tiiat tiie following polling -places shall  ..Goat River Crossing I be,  and  thev  are hereby, .establisned  for the  several I lei toral Districts, resfe.-tively, that is  to say:��� ��� ���  Surname.  Other Names  Farwell  Hume  ce  ra  rs.  ���    Sealed tenders will be received by the under- J  signed for the building of an   addition   to the:  Nelson Court House, up to Saturday, l.'th .July, j  Plans  and  specifications  can   be  seen   at. tlie  office of 'the ' architect,   Mr.   A.   E.   Hodgins,  Baker Street.  The lowest or any lender not   necessarily accepted.  O. (I. DENNIS,  (���"old Commissioner.  CLUE  OT  .  W E.ST K OOTEN A Y. N E LSON R ID ING���C O.J 1 r t ll O U se;  Nelson ; Ciistomhonse. Kootenay Boundary ;  Vmir, Waneta, Hal 1's Siding, Erie, Waterloo,  Si her King Mine, Toad Mountain ; Procter's  Landing, VVest Arm: ; Kuskonook.  In Testimony- Whekeof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent and the  Great Heal of British'Columbia to be hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable  Tiros. R. MdNNEs, .Lieutenant-Governor  of Our said Province of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province, this fifteenth day of .June; in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninet:-eight, and in the sixty-  first year of Our Reign.  By Command.  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE.  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Arthur Stanhope  John Fred  Abode.  Nelson.  Nelson.  Rank, Profession, ore Occupation.  Civil Engineer.  Merchant.  Of which  all  persons are hereby required  to  take  notice, and   to govern  themselves  accordingly. ,    '  Given under my hand at Nelson  City,  B.C., this  Twenty-fifth  day of June, in the  year 1898.  \Y7 J. GOEPEL  Returning Officer.  ssrjsj  race's  Q  thepr^ezitE^ecS the  continuance of  Name of Candid ah  -.^j,���. .->.*_*  "      *^  Farwell, Arthur Stan hope  Hume, John Fred  Name of Agent.  A. M. Johnson,  Barrister-at-Law, Nelson, B. C.  John A. Turner. Merchant, Nelson, B.C.  Corner Stanley a.nd Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer,  10  cents  urran, proprietor.  Dated at Nelson. B.C., 25th June, 1898.  W. .7. GOEPEL,  Returning Officer,  tiantis Msamsmp  eTo and from Enronean points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any (,'. P.  Ky.-agen t or  G.  S.   3  cc  R,  C.   P.   R.  Agent,   We I son.  WM.  STITT,  Gen.   S.  5. Agt.,   Winnipeg.  And .Delivery Service  i '���   ���  j Will always be found prompt and  i satisfactory. Parcels carried at  j reasonable rates and with.the great-  | est care.  | STAND:  i Telephone 82.  j       Residence, near the brick yard.  Water   St.  .   Front of  Vancouver  Hard  ware stort/, Baker .*-.( reet.  Cora���I'd like to see   myself, lire <     Disgusted    Uncle���/   sballle-ve  off a pistol on the First.     Merritt��� j inv monev lo the   poor   and   needv  Of    course    you    would,   my  dear, j Nogood Neohew-God    bless   you"  When a   woman   fires  a   pistol   she ��� uncle.      I always s.id vou wouldn't  always shuts her eyes. -leave me out  THIS WEEK AT  JT^U  FERLAND'S-  CENT.    DISCOUNT  WANT    to    enlighten    our  little    world    about   us in  ���resrard   to   Wa,J Paper Buying.        We  want you to know that, right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till you have looked about  .you enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the -superior it v of    .     ...  urs  T^ c*.  ��9  s^l  rner  niey  ei  son.  A.  irge  Dress  Goods.  Ladies' Capes and jack els.  assortment to choose from.  ^ We carry a full line of Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Hoots and Shoes. Our prices 011  these lines are riji"lU. ���  and  ���.*->  r H  Lj  R,  -J  :V J%J" 13  We Keep the Leading Hakes.  K&a ^*sa ��8&a s  Brokers 2nd Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba   Produce   Company,   Gold   Drop   Flour,  DRUGS AND ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES  E  M.   R.  Wheat  Manna,    Manitoba   Grain  Co.,  Biscuits, Ktc.  NELSON, B. C. p.  O.  Smith   &   Co's  ox 498.  <?  The  Waterfbrd,   Ireland,   corres- \    ,, . . notice.  pondent of the Boston   Pilot  writes ��� i.u-e.^  that it is  generally  supposed  there i gj-^^  that Bishop Sheehan  of Waterfbrd  f$���c\ i!1 /ij�� ^id  ��uy of xeison   ami for'a  will    succeed   the   late  Archbishop ! wSII^m^oif.lu,cniienow h<"�� by p. c. aooct-  Clearv in the Kingston diocese.  Dated June H, IS98.  I). A. .McDonald. THE NEIvSON ECONOMIST.  i r  \NEST KOOTEWAY ELECTORAL DISTRICT  NELSOM   RID'ING.  The following polling station has been established in addition to those already proclaimed :  Goat River Crossing.  .     .        " AY. J. Goepel,  .-���>-'.. Returning Officer.  '/ffvss.   ���    y.     x~\  o  PROA' J NO! AL, SECRETARY'S /OFFICE-  '���/  8th Junej i898. ,'  His Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor lias  been pleased to appoint William ,).' Goepel,  Esquike, to be..Returning Officer for the Nelson  Riding,"of YV.est Kootenay Electoral 'District ;  and.  -PLis' Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint^ and declare tiie Govern uien't Office, Nelson, to be the place for. the  noinination of candidates-, for'- election' to the  Legislative Assembly in the Nelson' Riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District.  NOTSCE.  7We have, just received   aV large  shipment of / ���"  pn re4'    f^^f-rT^ -  1=141^ 1 EU*<J U.U.UWI&..I   O  In the latest and best makes, ranging in sizes from i8 to ^6 in ehil-  dren's aiid misses'.  v >r -.  v" I' LH m \    Wig si I ^  Suitable for children  fr;p'^a-./;two to  eighteen years of age 7 .:������ 7  5 a".       HE S   M M V ^  d   Sis m  : Notice is he.ieby given that thirty davs after  date 1 intend to apply to Chief Commissioner  of Lands-avid'-'Works for permission -to cut and  carry away timber off tiie following described*'  lands situated in the West 'Kootenay- Mining-  Division on Look hart Creek, one mile and one  eighth east-ftorn Kootenay Lake, commencing  at a post ma: keel N. W,. corner running east PA)  chains, thence north"10 chains, thence east P,0  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west P-iU  chains, thence south JO chains, thence west 120  chains, theiicejiorth 40 chains to place of'commencement.. ''.--���'  Dated this 28th dav of Mav, 1898.  "  '       .;" V T. W. Gray,  --������ 7 Nelson, B.C.  CERTIFICATE OF \U    R0VEMENT5  " Glumbia" and "Snow Water" mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson Mining Division  of Wrest Koo'teuay district.  Where located :���On the head waters of  Rover Creek.  Take notice that. I, William John Goepel,  F.M.C. No. 8;!5-l4 acting acting as agent- for in v-  self and A. .1. .Marks, "Free Miner's Certificate  No. 1977 a, intend, sixty days from date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for the puriio.se of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And farther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be Commenced before the issuance of such certili'-ateof -improvements.  Dated this 1st day of .June PS9S.  W. .1: Goepel.  CERTIFICATE OF 5IV1 PROVED ENTS.  "Midas" mineral claim, si tuate in the Nelson Alining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located :���On the headwaters of Rover  Creek.  . Take notice that I, William John Goepel,  F.M.C. No. 8854-1 acting as asjerit' for .myself,  Geo. Alexander F.M.C- No." 74000, and M. S.  Davys, Free Miner's Gertirh-ate No. 9851.6, in-  ten "i, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to tne Mining Recorder for a certilicate of ira-  pi\.'\'ements, for the purpose of obtainin-g a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this Istday of June, 1S98.  W. J.-Goepel.  i i  We will offer at reduced  trices   all    our    summer  hits, Lawns, Organ=  dies,- Hlusiins,. Black and  Colored Dress Goods,   Shirt .Waists, etc.  Application  for Liquor License. I  Notice is hereby given that 80 days after the j  first publication hereof we will apply: lo tiie i  Sti pendiary Magistrate of AY.est; -Kootenay for a. j  license to sell spirituous and fermented.liquor, j  at retail in what will be known as tlie Alliance I  hotel, situated in Brooklyn touusiie. !  Brooklyn ....Tune 7        V L.  I'.'Nelson    . j  18,   1898.' ������'"'��� .I.  JOHNSON:'      '������  I  Application  for  Liquor License.        ���'  ;  Notice is hereby given that thirty days'after !  date hereof, 1, the undersigned,- intend to j  make application for a 1 iceiise to sell liquor, by-.j  retail, on pre'iviises si tuate-near nuuitn of Dog j  Creek, on tne.;l'.)v,er.Arrow--Lake. .- r   V.  '  Dated this 28th day of May. 1898.  i;aktisteSaqix.  APPLICATION   FO .llO'JOS  LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  dale hereof. 1. tne undersigne.!, intend to  make 'application., for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate at Brockhi.nd on  the Lower'Arrow. Lake.  J. McDonald.  Brockland. .June 12, 1898.  H. D.  HUflE, Manager.  s  Now Open to the Public ....  New Building. New Furnish ing,   Steam Heat in every Room,  .-:'��������� .7.'"Everything    Strictly    First-Class,    Large    and   Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  I Corner Vernon  I and Ward Streets.  .*���<  tf*  Wotica of Application  to Cut Timber.  Mrs.   McLaughlin   has ereatlv  reduced the prices on all  children's  ���i P~  PROVINCIAL LAND  SURVEYOR.  Surveys   of   Lands,    Mineral    Claims,  Townsitcs,   Etc.  .1 hereby give notice that  1   have  applied   to  the Commissioner of Lands 'aiiii   Works   tor a  special licence to out, fell and earrv anav thn- i             -                     - i (->��-���-, ,-r-      -��-                r>        . .      ra<      t       *?   i  ber fro in one thou sand acres of   land   situated j hats   and   Sailors, also    Oil    trimmed I 0rFiC�� :   Turner ��� Boeckh    BIock,    kelson  on Goat Ki\er, in the West  Routenav   district, .-���-,-.��� ' . .- . , i        ���      i uiiliinerv. .. i   ~ ~ " : ~~~~  and more particularly described as follows :  Connnencingat a post on north side of ri^ht  of way of H. c". Kail way, and opposite station  (575 oi location of said railway,   being supposed  east line of one Campbell's application to purchase, thence north forty chains, thence east'250 j  chains, or to west side line  of  one   Newman's \  application   to  purchase;   thence  south   forty;  chains; thence' west 250 chains to place of be  ginning. :  Signed,  (',. F. Haxkington.  Coat River, B. ("-., Alav Jl, 1898.  n  ��� %*s ffl_-f  & E  pi I rppllllr  EASTMAN'S  ptioian and Watchmaker,'  -. j -       .   ���  q jj o |^ j M'cKiliop   Block,   Baker   street.  cb  All work guaranteed.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  '' \Yafirer " mineral c 1 ain\, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  \Yhere located : On east of North' Fork of  Salmon River, about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that i, John A. Coryell, us agent  for' The Lucky Boy Mining it '.Development  Company, Limited Liability," Free Miner's Certificate No. 98,01 n, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certi ficiito'of improreinents, for the }>ur-  ]>ose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  Andfvrthor take notice that action, under  section :V7, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of .June, 1898.  "John* a. Coryell, Agent.  The   official returns  of the total  ���9-  trade of Canada for  the   ii   months  ending  May 31st,  show $262,576.-  000, as against $219,041,000 during  the s-.me period of last year ; an increase   o^ $43,500,000.     The   duty  collected on imports was $20,192,-'  000,    an   increase,    of    $1,852,000. j  The imports increased by $16,000,-i  000,    and   exports   by $27,000,000. !  These returns  are complete except i  for   Vancouver, which, as   usual, is j  behind.  $5.0  H Cf  >t��  f  g S  5   ;  ASK   TO   SEE   IT.IW..J.    QUfNLAN,    1 *" .  i ....  go  PillG . '    !.- DENTIST  s.  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  mineral   ~ ~~ ~~" �� ''--   '' ;-  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  OH-  Mura'Block,  Baker Street, "Nelson  ry Plates, SolIo5 Printing  Frames.  X rft r>- t?% r* n Vs.   C t -i -"s n iy ^r/^ j.Pn  Special attention uiven to crown and hrid.u't-.-  work aud the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  Before buying a  Baker St.  Nelson,  : Pia.no  OK  V  olale,  l*esery  barsapar-  ron.  ir\\  '���>\  e,  tc.  insm  -po*  Go to Pair.ton's, the  ��   ��  bin  AND  &�����  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON       ; Josephine Street  ART &-MUSICC0., NELS0  AI! kinds of job printing  7j neatly and promptly exe~  Nelson, cuted at The   Economist. 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ��� &  BASS'  and  E, ���������Quarts and Pints.    G-U  Another Gar Load of  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B.C., and London, Eng.  Write for Liquor, Dry Good  d  General Merchandise Catalogues just published.  NELSON, B. C  ma^T^^^     ||tjE1| Vtrm[ f^^^y^  ���dKafiM��l*liriiflfiriafiUiBtt^��K^hS^5ttsIE��,  aasoK^fttai  ���^ ^_ ,-   .^.^...-^ t f  {  GENERAL NOTES.  *~D SOO-PACIFIC  LINE  The  management  of   the   Good  Hope announces that at a depth of  seven   feet   the ledge   recently met  j has widened un:il the   ore   body is  : now seven feet across.  '[     Word   is  brought by the Tartar  ! arriving from the north of the death    ! of  a-.yo.unjr   Nova   Scotian  named  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE yi^^i���^:^^  ROUTE j Yukon gold fields.  To Eastern nnd European points.    To Paeilic !        At a joint meeting of the officials  Coast, China, Japan,   Australia and   the   rich I of   the    express    Companies    having  ami active minin* districts of 7 o Trees in New York the effect of the  klondyke and the yukon .j war revenue tax upon   the   express  j business w*s thoroughly discusser1,  J and it was fiuallv agreed  that shippers must pay the tax.  se-cleaning will soon be here  l.i  1 i  i j  j   :'   i  II'  i  WE  HAVE MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH AS  KALSOMINE,  READY MIXED PAINTS,  OIL WOOD STAINS, ETC.  FULL LINE OF PAINTS,  OILS and  VARNISHES.  PAINT and  VARNISH  BRUSHES    ...  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  From Kevelstoke daily  Telephone 21  Baker St., Nelson  CONNECTS QMS:  To Rossland and main Land points :  Dailv Daily  6:40 p.m. 'leaves ��� NELSON���arrives  10:30 p.in.  Kootenay   Lake���Kaslo   Route.    Str.   Kokanee.  Except Sunday  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON  Kootenay River Rome, str. Nelson:        j commended the appointment  of the  Mon. wed. Fri. .    Mon Wed. Fri \ jr jnt commission, apnlauded its ner-  arrives   o:oii p. in. i ^ l  Tie   Porninion   Day   banquet at  London,   which   was   attended    by  rroTiinent Canadians" and Englishmen was a pleasant affair. The  Hon. Edward Blake, the  Parnellite  ar?iVS,,:t n^nn j member for South.Dotigford, highly  NELSON  7 a.m.   leaves��� ojvucv^ ���huuct   a.ov |i. m. ���,  Slocan Citv. Slocan Lake points and Sandon     ! *��?"e]  and expressed the   hope that  Except Sunday Except Sunday j lul'er SUCCeSS   WOUld    attend    its   la  9 a.m.   leaves��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20 p.m.    t.  Ascertain  Present Reduced  Rates.  Fnll information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. BEER, city agent. Nelson, B.C.  W.  F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, ,i;.C  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent,  Vancouver, B.C.  (Incorporated  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00    >      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  lead Office,       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  To rreserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that toy's Bread  i- a necessity. Take it and you will require no  other blood purifier.  T. S. gore.  11.   Burnet.  .J. II. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   ---   British Columbia  Dominion and  Provincial ^s^ggB^.^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  Antigonish. N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.L  Dorcester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Gnvsboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston. N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg. N.S.  Maitland, N.S..  M one ton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Picton, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, R.C.  Sackvilie, N.B.  Shnbenacadie, N,  Summerside, P E  Svdnev, N.P.  St. Johns, iYfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  ���  ���  ���  ^  ���  Hungarian,  XXXX  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  RNER,   BEETON    &   CO.. AGENTS.   NELSON.   B.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion  A General  Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchange  Bought and Sold.     Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.  Accounts Received on the  Most Favorable Terms.  Interest  allowed  on  special  deposits  and  on  Savings   Bank accounts.  BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  :  NANAIMO,   NELSON,   ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ��� ��� ' I  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- f  I lished in connection with the Nelson branch of I  I this bank.  I Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, I  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present *  t 3 per cent per annum). S  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch,     t  M  ��K


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