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Array CSr.  A )  VOL. I. ,  'NELSON,. B.  C,  WEDNESDAY,   JULY- 21.  NO.   2.  THE NELSON   ECONOMIST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley .'.' '.'..'......'. .-. ..Publisher  c SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada.and United States'.'...:. .\''. $2.0,0  If paid in advance .... ���. ���..-'...' '.' 1.50  One Year to Great Britain..". ."  .. :'.'.".. .'.'.*. 2.50  sLf;-pa'itl in advance     2.00  Remit b"y Express^ ��� Money  Order,'. Draft;  P:,0.  Orders   or  Registered Letter:     . '.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully,  solicited.   ' ��� , ��� .'���'''  ��� Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known, on application. Only-  articles of merit will be advertisedin these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded' against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  It is an unwritten law, and one that is rarely  violated, among, the men who rnake newspapers to. extend at least a welcome to the  latest, aspirant for newspaper honors. This  welcome may mean nothing or it may mean a  grea - ., f, but with the' public it creates the  impression that business considerations or  other disadvantages shall . not obliterate the  due observance of journalistic ethics. Moreover, deep down in the heart of the average  toiler in the newspaper vineyard there dwells  a kindly feeling for his co-wcrker. Political  and other differences may at" times provoke  acrimonious disputes, yet the feeling remains,  and the well-trained newspaper man will usually  be as zeaious in preserving the good name of  his journalistic antagonist as he wculdthat of a  member of his sacred domestic circle. Furthermore, he knows that an e :couraging word  spoken at the right" time is like"casting bread  upon the waters���he shall, find it after many  days.  It was therefore with mingled .feelings of  trembling * and: hope that the architect and  builder of The Economist, last Saturday  night, cast his his eye hurriedly over the columns of the Tribune and the Miner, "half expecting that the traditions of the fourth estate  would be perpetuated. The Tribune, while  not extravagant in its praise, had a kind word  for The Economist, and for that we feel sincerely grateful. The fact that it qualified its  remark that The Economist was "a readable  sheet," by adding that its mission would be to  '* make the Provincial Government and Premier Turner's cabinet ministers popular"���  which was not borne out in our editorial columns���is forgotten in. the circumstance that  for the general merits of the paper it breathed  one kind word. The alleged shortcomings of  the Local Government are ever a fruitful cause  for lamentation with the Tribune, and it was  , scarcely to be expected that our good neighbor  could trace the calamity of another newspaper  in Nelson   to any  other  cause  than, that   of  a:.. deep-laid  plot  on the   part   of   the   Turner  Government, to. subvert   the   inalienable  rights of the people.    The Economist will be  : completely.independent of the Turner Govern-  ; ment,   and "if the  leader of that party or any  i member of his   cabinet, or any <meliber of his  ��� party, -has ��� assisted The  Economist in  any  i shape or form, or held, out promises of material  ! aid, the. secret  has  been so   carefully guarded  [ as,to haye'escaped .the observation of anyone  . connected with this'paper.. If-the Tribune, had  ' said that'THE Economist.would 'advocate the,  : measures it believed to be in the. best interests  . of the country, and give its support "to. the men  : who���evinced the greatest zeal i*i  the develop-.  - ment of-the. natural resources .of the  Province, ,  and  that; misrepresentation for   political  pur-  ! poses would not be included-in its-programme,  our contemporary wo~ild have grasped the fall  merits of the situation.     But the: Tribune   siid  The Economist was " a readable paper," and  that one encouraging remark".will more than  balance the enormity of its political iniquity.  It had the ring of the old  experienced newspaper man about it.  How different to the kind words, of the Tri-  ��� bune, was the ill-mannered reception given  .The Economist by that monument of inca-  . pacity and-last surviving, specimen of prehistoric journalism, ycleped the Nelson Miner.  The Miner, by way of introduction be  it said, does not stand very high in  this community, and it is only read by people who, for old association sake, are anxious  to preserve the last relic that binds them to the  shadowed past. What the Miner calls news  is cullings from ancient history and sent out  to the world garbed in the dress so popular  with the inventor and first manufacturer of  moveable types. In its shambling, incoherent  way, it tries to keep up with the newspaper  precession, and seems incapable of reasoning  that the immutable law of the survival of the  fittest has condemned it to early extinction.  ' Week after week its sands of life may run,  until final dissolution comes, then���like the  dodo, and the parallel does not end here���the  Miner .will only be useful in the way of affording, a subject for discussion among spectacled  antiquarians. In the meantime collectors of  bricra-brac and rare specimens are manifesting  a significant interest in the few copies of the  Miner that come from the press���possibly with  a view to their preservation and sale in the  days to  come.    Now and  then,   however,   it  awakes ftom its   accustomed condition  of tor  por and attempts to create;the impression that"  there  is life   in <the  old dog  yet."   The same  phenomena are noticeable in-many cases in "the  human family,  and ^are only regarded   as the;  most certain   S3**mpfbms of fast  approaching'"  dissolution.     In  its delirium * the   Miner-"will  rave about "the people of Nelson," insolently"  assuming that it is the whole town', and that;-  Mayor Ho-iston is not the entire aggregation.^  One sncli occasion  arose" last  Saturday, wiieri  in. its   croaking   condition   it   accused The  - Economist   of cowardice   in not   having  revealed, something   concerning   the actions   of'  Mayor Housto.i on a certain Saturday   night.  As a matter of fact The   Economist was  nolT  at the time the article was  written, nor  is it  now,   in possession   of any  information"   that  has either a favorable or unfavorable   bearing  ��� on the conduct of Mayor Houston on the Saturday night in question. It is true that in the  first issue of this paper we commented upon  the Miner's, methods of warfare, but the information on the subject of His Worship's adven-  . tures was supplied by the Miner.     This paper  ; is not making a specialty of news scavengering  and if the Miner wants faller data 911 the point  it will have to undertake the work itself,  and in doing so it may be. able to create a suspicion in the minds of its few surviving friends  that in some department of that paper there is  concealed a little brain material, no matter  how inferior the quality or present state of decay. While due allowance is made . for the  Miner's impotency, The Economist wall take  occasion of claiming in its own behalf, that  when dealing with public affairs it will never  shirk what it conceives to be its duty, and  there need be no apprehension in the mind of  anyo ie that it will ever be found lacking in  the courage to express its convictions. The  Economist will once more remark that the  Miner did not extend to it that courtes}** it was  led to believe it would receive. Even the ���  ethics of the prize ring demand that the gladiators take each other's hand before proceeding  to battle for physical supremacy, and therein  might the ill-conditioned Miner find food for  profitable reflection.  The enforcement of the alien labor law has  been a source of considerable discussion  among our American friends for a few days  past. It is argued that such a line of policy is  well calculated to destroy the harmonious relations heretofore existing between the two  branches of the great Anglo-Saxon race on  this continent. In this we coucur, and Thk  Economist very reluctantly endorses the enforcement of the provisions of the act.    There /I �� ���  7W  1-   i -~  ..j.. i-.'l.��SJa��x  12  r;  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  TJi.1   '  l'  Mi  Iff  ?^> :  [H- i  ill.1  , -, i-  u>*  ���if:  i^'l  ?<�����  *; '  !! ^  M -  ii-  ��J  H  .i  '!'-������  "i  I ��� ',''.  Victoria, B. C.  London, England.  Turner,  Beeton  Wholesale Merchants,  SHIPPERS AND IMPORTERS.  KOOTENAY BRANCH :  NELSON  Ba  Ci  Dealers in  Liquors,  Cigars,  Dry Goods,  Cement,  Blankets,  Rubber Boots,  Tents,   ���  Ore Bags,  Drill Steel,  Drain Pipe,  Carpets,  Fire. Clay,  Flour and Feed.  Pabst    Milwaukee    Beer.  P. O. BOX 109.  A. E.  Grad  Brown.  McGillCol.  J. H. Vanstone.  Grad Ont S.C-  Assayers and Anylatical Chemists,  Gold ond silver ?1 50   Silver ?1 00  Gold, Silver, copper 2 50 Lead dry method 1 00  Lead wet method.. 2 00   Copper 2 00  Nickel 8 00   Cobaxt 10 00  Discounts for quantities.  Office at Vanstone's Drug Store  Kauffman Block, Nelson, B.C.  1897  1897  THE  HAS  (1) THE HIGHEST STANDAED OF RE-  serve for the protection of policy holders being  the only Canadian company that has provided  this securitv from its inception.  (2) the Largest surplus to policyholders of anv Canadian company at the  same stage of its existence, being 20 percent  higher than anv other company.  (3) THE LO'WESE DEATH RATE of any  company in Canada at the same stage of its  existence. ���       .   ^       ^  HAS NOT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death Claims unpaid.  E  i.^--;  General Agent Kootenay District, Nelson, B. C.  SAVED.  'A bloomer girl  Just left her wheel:  A lurking piece  Of orange peel.'  D. , '  A careless step;  A sudden slip, '  .  A scream, a fall, c r  A fatal rip.  A man at hand.  With .mackintosh,  A garment just  The thing, begosh!  The bloomer girl'  Raised   from   the,.ground,  The garment wrapped ������  Her form around.  A store, at hand :  The maid was gone: .  All'sover.and  The band played on.  MY SWEETHEART.  She is neither short nor-tall,  Rather what I think you'd call  "Just the size ;  And her hands and feet are���well,  I'll "say ditto, and not tell  Any lies.  Though her eyes are soft and blue,  They have not the brilliant hue  Of the sky ;  . YetcWhen in their depths I look,  Like a picture in a book,  There am I.  Not so very small her nose is ;-. "  Neither are her cheeks like roses,  Red and white ;  And my incase does not embolden  Me to calliher brown hair golden,  Though I might.  Just a village maiden she���  Many ladies that you see  Rank above her ;  Men have seldom called her pretty  I have never thought her witty ;  But I love her.  TYING HER BONNET UNDER  HER CHIN.  Nora Perry.  Tying her bonnet under her chin,  ���"he tied her raven ringlets in ;  But not alone in the silken snare  Did she catch her lovely floating hair.  For, tying her bonnet under her chin,  She tied a young man's heavt w:tiun.  blowing  p the. hill,  merry an  They were strolling together  Where the wind   comes  chill ;  And it blew the curls, a frolicsome race,  All over.the happy peach-colored face,  Till, scolding and laughing, she  tied them  in,  Unier her beautiful dimpled ( hin.  And it blew a color, bright as the bloom  Of the pinkest fusc.hia's tossing plume,  All over the cheeks of the p-ettiest girl  That ever imprisoned a romping curl,  Or, tying her bonnet under her chin,  She tied a young man's heart within.  Steeper and steeper grew the hill ;  Madder, merrier, chillier still  The western wind blew down, aud played  The wildest tricks with the little maid,  A--, tying her bonnet under her chin,  She tied a young man's heart within.  O western wind, do you think it was fair.  To play such tricks with her floating hair ?  To gladly, gleefully do your best  To blow her against the young man's breast,  Where he as gladly folded her in,  And kissed her mouth and her dimpled chin ?  Ah! Ellery Vane,-you little thought,  An hour ago, when you besought  This country lass to walk with you,  After the sun had dried the dew,  What perilous danger you'd be in,  As she tied her bonnet under her chin !  TOTAL DABLY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red. -      '"        .  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent offices,, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags with flour will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white arid blue twine.  In thanking you for your patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that" OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and." OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of. properties (gluten and starch) to produce the highest  results in baking; ������,'.. r  ' In placing our new brands, upon the market we do, so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will befserved in securing you the finest quality'of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.   Yours truly,  OGILVIE MILLING   COMPANY.  G. M.LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  CHEAPSIDE  R. B.  ESNOUF,  Importer and Dealer in  Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Silver Plated Ware.  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloon", Restaurants and Families.  Upholstering and Repairing.   Mattresses Made to Order.  VERNON STREET,  NELSON, British Columbia.  M. DES BRISAY & CO  CARRY A LARGE STOCK- OF  roceries, Crockery and  a sswa r e ^**m***^  Everything in  the Grocery Line New and Fresh and  Sold Cheap for Cash.  Glassware and Crockery from the Best Makers.  Eaker Street, = =        = =        Nelson, E. C.  FOR THE  elson  Shoe Co  Your Shoe troubles well be over if you try a pair of our Shoes.  The Nelson Shoe Company.  THE SUPPLIANT.  "O Dewdrop, lay thy finger-tip  Of moisture oh my fevered lip,"  The noonday Blossom cries.  "Alas, O Dives, dark and deep  The gulf impassable of Sleep  Henceforth between us lies !"  General Tierchants.  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with everything in the Grocer}'  Line at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crockery is complete, marked at living prices.  Nelson, British Columbia. 311  I ���!  *.���.��  ^  ISi'i  u   ��.  '.'"  .1* ���  I,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  has been too much, friction  already between  ��� Canada and the United States.    Thk Econo-  mist  believes   that  the   preservation   of   the  Anglo Saxon race depends upon closer commercial   and social   relations  between   Great  Britain and the United States.    Statesmanship  may bring  this  about? in such a ���way as  to  maintain existing forms of government.     It is  not to be expected that our friends over the  border   would  surrender   their own   form of  government, and most   assuredly the   British  people  will luever change from a  monarchy.  But w7e believe that the day is not far distant  when an alliance, based on mutual good will  and   commercial   interests,   will  take   place.  However, the lion and the lamb do not appear  to be anxious to lie down together just  yet,  arid these alien bills are not mending matters  to any considerable extent.     No sooner' does  some   narrow-minded United States politician  get a law on the statute books discriminating  against    "the     poor   and    oppressed- of   all  nations," as the Declaration of Independence  reads, than a Canadian legislator follows suit.  Instead, Canadians should prove to the people  of the   United States  that   here   in   this   free  Dominion we are above such political charlat-  ' unisrn.    The1 British flag is large  enough  to  afford  protection to the other   branch  of the  Anglo-Saxon race when   any member, thereof  feels  disposed  to  come   under   its   sheltering  folds.     The better classes of the United. States  , oppose the alien legislation of that country as  applied to Canadians, but they are powerless  to prevent it.     The fact of the" matter is, it is  the alien population, or the naturalized American, that shapes the legislation of the country,  and the  native, born citizens   of   the   United  States are practically aliens in their own land,  at least in so far as being independent to enact  broad   laws, based on   statesmatiship,  is concerned.    These '' foreigners '' have never been  friendly to Canadians in the United States, and  have thrown every obstacle in the way of their  advancement.     They have moved heaven and  earth to destroy the friendship that generally  exists between the born British subject and the  American citizen.   In their mad course they, have  been championed and incited to further aggression by papers of the demagogue stripe of the  San     Francisco    Chronicle.    The    Chronicle  never   overlooks   an    opportunity   to    insult  Canadians, and when the latter dare to remonstrate with it for its bigotry, it invariably meets  them with the  almost irrefutable argument of  its followers :   "then why do you come to the  United States ; nobody sent for you."  From this source came the alien legislation  of that country, and Canada, it is contended  by many of our people, has been forced to  adopt retaliatory measures in her own defe: se.  We hope the time is not far distant when the  people of the United States will be a free agent  to legislate on her own behalf, as Great Britain,  the freest country in the world, alwa3*-s has  been���and then the millenium.  It will be a great drawback to the future  development of our mineral resources if the  greatest safeguards are not thrown around the  men   who  are willing and anxious to  spend  their money in the mining interests of this  Province. There must be a decided stand  taken against wild cat mining stocks, to the  end that the whole population may participate  in the benefits accruing from the development  of the resources Nature has so generously  provided. Already there has been considerable  mischief done in wildcatting, and it now remains with the men who are , sincere in their  professions of good intentions to extinguish  the irrepressible boomer. There are altogether  too many men in the Kootenay who have  nothing to lose and everything to gain.  r   The   Rossland   Miner has   been reduced to.  . six-columns,  and  in   making   the   announcement, the publishers of that paper say such an  . expediency was deemed necessary to avoid undue  interest:on the part  of the sheriff in the  welfare of the.paper.    The. Miner was a first-,  class paper, and would have done credit to a  city twice the size of Rossland.     But  its  field  was limited.     The publication of a daily in a  city of that size would never be undertaken by  a  practical   newspaper man���without a large  subsidy.   . Many people in Nelson wonder why  it is that a city. this size has not reached the  dignity of a daily paper.     The reason is plain.  No one stupid enough has yet been found who  would undertake such   a stupendous work in  this limited field.     No doubt a heaven-inspired  genius, who does not know .the difference between a long primer three-em s pace and a pica  quad, will come along some day and  start a  daily paper here, but just as certain as he does,  his sweet young Life will glide gently our  like  a feather on the morning breeze, and Sheriff  Robinson will obtain (possession of the   plant.  It  will  cost   over  two  thousand   dollars   per  month to run any kind of a daily paper.     Are  there   fifty advertising merchants   in; Nelson,  and would they be   willing   to   pay $20   per  month for the luxury of a d.iily newspaper?  We opine not.    Nelson cannot support a daily,  nor can Rossland for  that   matter,  but some  person will start one here one of these days,  '' for fools rush in where angels fear to tread.''  Then we will put. on more airs than they do  down at Victoria and Vancouver.  The Nelson police force as it is now officered and manned is in a-position to accomplish beneficial results, -which.- will be appreciated by the orderly-abiding population-of  this city. This assertion is not intended as a  reflection on any member of the former force,  for everyone knows that under the careful  training of that experienced thief-catcher, Seneca Ketchum (who could detect a clue in a  ���whirlwind,) the old organization was a thing  of beauty and joy forever. What we desire to-  say is that the present police force is in every  respect competent to afford adequate protec-  tton to our citizens. But while this, muc 1 is  admitted, we must condemn the attempt that  is now being made to drive the Salvation Army  from the streets. In this contention we may  stand alone, but as we. will be often found in  that position it dees not matter much so long as  we perform what we belieive to be our duty.  The Salvation Army has  adopted methods   of  carrying on its work that are not in strict accord with the ethics of latter day Christianity,  but were once popular with what is now  one  of the greatest  religious denominations in the  world���the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  That  system may not appeal to the sense of decorum  prevailing among members of other   religious  bodies, especially the lovers of classical music,  but who will presume to say that  in   practical  results the   army has not accomplished  more  r. than all other denominations combined ? Other  and  larger  cities   have   come, to  regard  the  Army as an institution of great social benefit,  and for  that  reason refrain   from  interfering  with   it   in   any    manner     whatever.      The  proportion     of   drunkenness   has     decreased  through the efforts of the Salvationist workers,  and is not.that a consideration commensurate  with   the' inconvenience  of listening   to   the  noise of a big bass drum and the occasionally  discordant notes of the   Army  contralto?    Individual  members  of the    organization   may  sometimes     adopt      exasperating   aggressive  methods in waging war   against His   Satanic  Majesty,   but dees   not   the   end justify    the  means?    We hope the police  will   not be too  harsh cr too inconsiderate in  dealing with the  Salvation Army. ,  Such all-around American papers as the  Rossland Miner, seem to have lost interest in  the \Debs colon}*- scheme. c Outside of a few  visional persons, the suggestion of locating  in Washington state, has met with a very cold  reception. It was only necessary to publish  the details of the scheme to get a response  from all parts of the state to the effect that Mr.  Debs had better try another section for his experiments.  The g od-na*:ured way in which the Winnipeg oarsmen met defeat at Henley won for  the n the respect a- d admiration of the Englishmen. Any sort of a perso.i can stand  success, but it takes ��Ood blood to.accept defeat philosophically.  The scheme for a Victorian Order of Nurses  is not by any means dead, according to the  Manitoba Free Press. Active efforts in its behalf are suspended for the satnuer months ;  but it is understood that the campaign will be  vigorously renewed in September. In view of  the crude way in which it first came before the  public, and the amount of misunderstanding  and prejudice which followed, it is just as well  that a pause should occur. In any new announcement that may hereafter be made, there  are two things that should be carefully avoided ; one is any lack of definiteness in the plan  which will give the medical profession an  idea that the Order is designed in any way  to be antagonistic or prejudicial to medical  practice ; and the other is that the scheme  should be put forward as I,ady Aberdeen's or  any other one's pet hobby. It must be a plan  devised by the people of Canada for tl.e benefit  of its sick poor, to which opposition on reasonable grounds from any class or profession is  impossible.  w  HHHBMJIBIWU1M1UWM  HEBE THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  COMMENT AND GOSSIP.  )������''  - I-observe with some degree of pleasure that  Mr. Hewitt Bostock has returned to this Province, alt r his arduous physical and mental  labors at the capital. He has been interviewed  by the populistic editor: of The Golden Era,  and has explained w hy it -was that hexlid not  receive all that his constituents demanded from  :tbe Liberal Government; This explanation,  it appe irs to me; was quite unnecessary,'as  any ere who knows our talented representative  -mmt conclude at o ce that Mr. Bostock would  always be found employing his great genius in  the direction of furthering the interests of his  people. To my mind, , Mr. Bostock is not  iu 1 /"appreciated in this Province. < At Ottawa,  so I am creditably informed, all that is necessary to fill the galleries isf the announcement  .that Mr; Hewitt .Bostock, the silver-tongued  or golde Vtongued/ I forget   which,   orator of  Ithe far west was about to deliver one. of his  . giant efforts. " The people from all over . the  '���"Ottawa   valley flock to hear Mr. Bostock, and  ��� l   ' '**  during the progress cf one of his masterpieces  it is. said that all: remain   spellbound.:     Like  ��� Y crick, he is a fellow of infinite jest. and,-ri-OSt  excellent fancy.     The most intricate economies   problems,.in the Svilfull'treatment of Mr.  Bostcck, are made plain to the listener.   . This  being the case, it may be asked, why have the  poeple of this Province been s^ -tardy Li recognizing his great genius.     He came to this Province only a few years ago,,.and I remember .distinctly, that he wore spats..   Yes, Mr. Bostock  wore spats.     From.spats h*. graduated'to long  boots, and now he dresses in that breezy style  so much   affected by our western   gentlemen.  . It   was  not   known   at   that   time   that   Mr.  Bostock had political amDitipus, bat it was not  long   until   he   developed   t le   unmistakable  symptoms  of a   politician.    Then he  was defeated in   the  nomination, for    Victoria;   but  Kootenay, which had a keener appreciation of  Mr. Bostock's peculiar kind-of genius, offered  him a constituency, and he was elected.  . Now *  Mr.  Hewitt   Bcs.tock.no   longer wrearsr spats,'  and he has become a. famous orator.  . Indeed,  it is hinted that Sir Wilfred is a little .jealous  of Mr.   Bostock, but this statement cannot be  ' traced to any trustworthy source, and for that -  reason cannot be fully relied upon.     However,"  there   is sufficient ground  to justify the suspicion that the day is not far distant when Mr. -  Hewitt   Bostock will become  Premier of this  "great Dominion.     He has all the qualities of a  tgreat statesman, and the intelligent manner in  : which he handled the questions that came before  the House last session, demonstrated  his  right to the title of ''Rupert in debate," in so  * far as Canada is concerned, at least. I think it  was on the creamery question (or was it hens ?)  that Mr. Bostock showed his greatest familiarity,    tie completely captured  the Patrons of  Industry with his knowledge of the dairying  interests.    I shall not be surprised to learn at  any moment that Sir Wilfred has vacated the  leader's chair and handed the same over to Mr.  Bostock.    It would be a fitting recognition  of  the   genius of this great statesman���the man,  who,   without anything else than his talents,  won   a  constituency in British   Columbia.    I  am sure that men of all shades of politics will,  unite in giving Mr. Bostock a grand reception,  should he ever find time to steal a .day from  his Arduous parliamentary* duties, and visit  Nelson 1, The teachers' of' the city, schools  should give'their pupils a holiday, in order that  they might- behold, in the plentitude of his  greatness, a! man who ��had climbed the ladder  of fame in such*an. inconceivably, short space  of time���without the aicllof. in ney..,  While  wandering 'down  Vernon slreet"the  j ' other day, I .stumbled across my old friend, ex-  Alderman Bragg, of Victoria.     Mr. Bragg,  in  partnership with Mr. Boddy, has the contract  of the new Hume:'&. Gibson hotel, which is  now  in   process   of   construction.    For  years  Mr.   Bragg  sat   at   the Victoria   aldermahic  board, and" while he was not always in the majority,   he succeeded  in  forcing . through^, the  council of that city some much needed legislation.     Just-now he   is not  saying a word to  anybody, but-1 shall not be surprised, if, when  the municipal elections-come around, the irre-  pressible Edward. Bragg pops up as a-candidate   for.-alderman.     Nelson could go farther  and   fare worse than, to  secure. a man of -Mr. '  ���Brack's  .acknowledged   executive  ability   on  the council board.     If. it were now in order, I  would nominate him for alderman from, almost  any ward.   ' In. the meantime,;, it would   stand  our   overburdened (if  we have; attained that  dignity yet) taxpayers i-i. good stead to   keep  an eagle eye on El   ard Bragg.  Abuse of the Local Government is always i i  order at a meeting of the city- council. There  are one or two members who seldom as much  as chirp when matters affectir.g the city's interests are before the board, but let an opportunity arise to score, the Turner Government,  and they jump at it. Their remarks are not  always to the point, and rarely witty, but they  r.ers'stently keep it up/-'"It may happen some  day that the citizens of Nelson will make up  their minds^ that there are other things which  come.more consistently .within the sphere of an  alderman than making faces at the Local  Government. When, that time arrives, certain  aldermen will be out of an aldermanic situation.  Another matter that calls for condemnation is  the threat oi a. certain alderman to resign  when everything does, not run along the way  he wants it. This is childish and has the;  effect of bringing our city oouncil into ridicule.  I am far from saying that there are not good  men at our council board. As a matter of  honor to whom honor is due, it should be said  that Nelson has two or three civic fathers of  whomshe may well feel.proud.    .  Complaints are made by many as to the  manner in which the Nelson postofnee is conducted. I am free to confess that at times  mistakes do occur which almost exasperate the  weary waiter for letters from some distant  point. But there -is a reason for these drawbacks. One is, each succeeding month has resulted in a largely increased amount of mail  matter passing through the postofnee. From  time to time  Postmaster Gilker has made im  provements that he believed would be commensurate with the increasing demands of the  public, but just as often has he discovered that  his approximation of new business has.been  underestimated. However,���-.he thinks that he  has now successfully guaged the demand, and  no doubt complaints will be less. frequent in  future: The Nelson postoffiee, I am told,:is  about the best conducted institution of its  character in the Kootenay.' For this, much  credit is due Postmaster Gilker. , There are  ether defects in the mail service, however,. to  ��� -which effect ive remedies shouid be applied im-  mediately. , .   ^ .       ,    !  The appointment of two Riel rebels���Lepine  and Nolin-���to positions  under the. Crown, by  the Laurier Government, has given rise to  unfavorable comment in Eastern Canada.   Lepine  and Nolih have been appointed to  look after  the Indians in certain portions of the  Northwest, and.it   is pointed out by such papers as  the Manitoba Free Press, that iii view of the  ever present possibility of an Indian uprising,  it  is   a questionable policy to   associate   with  them   men. in   resoect to   whom there   is the  slightest suspicion.    Lepine was an arch-rebel,  and'was responsible,   in a great measure, for  the   shedding  of  innocent   blood.    To .many  perse ns he is not regarded as being far removed  from a murderer.     If this is the. class of men  the Laurier Government is anxious to secure  for posiflK.h   under the Crown,   why overlook  the   sopericr qualifications- .of James Woods,  the recently convicted murderer.     Woods  has  one advantage over   Lepine and Nolin.     With  the"   necessary   weapons    of   annihilation,   he  would    soon   exterminate  the    whole   Indian  population,   and  then   Canada  would  occupy  the desirable position of a country that had no  Indian wards to care  for.  It is rumored that some enterprising citizen of the United States has secured an option  on a lot on Josephine street and will erect  thereon a music hall and' theatre, providing  the necessary financial and other arrangements to carry out the project can be made.  This is a move in the right direction. A city  of Nelson's dimensions without a place of  amusement is a condition that should not  exist.  The New Woman, who is concerning herself altogether wuth her place in the social  economy, would be spared much vain labor  and agitation were she to seriously set about  learning her place in nature. Man in assuming his mastership has usurped nothing, and  the ladies who are setting the skies ashiver by  the shrillness of their protests are in rebellion  against nature.  It is understood that the alien labor law will  not be enforced in the Nelson Miner office for  some months yet. This will enable Mr.  Thompson, one of the proprietors, to hold a  membership card in the Steilacoom populist  society, and at the same time import compositors from Portland.  Vishnu.  ^ if  ���i't  .j.^'it<:. -fx.  %  iR.",  ';-��� J- i  m  i^'.n  ���'   < $; } .fi  fe'H-  ;- ���-��  ?; . jfc  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  '^"V  &1.1  < ������!',"���.  If. -J*  1 ;' i  t^l  i-U'  ���a*!.'*-.  *'* - *. f  .^*.f'  ill  . 1.  'f"  5}'  fi  * t  !. i  .(!  t  '  M.  SLUMMING IN PARIS.  , History   proves  to us that the curiosity of  the higher classes for all that is vulgar, coarse  and ignoble is a sign of social decadence, far ,  more than even that of the decadence of man;  ners.    To cite but  two examples : the  downfall of the Roman Empire  was foretold by the,  patrician ladies' taking gladiators for lovers, and  the   French Monarchy  of   Divine  Right was  shattered by the Duchess de Berry's   smoking  a pipe borrowed  at the  barracks from one of  the Life Guards.     Such tendencies .develop an  unwholesome, blase state of mind analogous 'to  that of the financier  whose  stomach,  so  goes  the  story,  wearied  of  truffles    and   venison,  turned to the black .bread and the onion pastry  of the cobbler round the   corner.   . The one is  none the less disastrous to the moral state of a  society than the other to  the physical state of  an individual. -  If this be  true, Parisian society   is very  ill  indeed.     It   was   an nnheard   of thing, a fewr  years ago, for a -woman of good society to enter a music hall.     Not because what one hears  sung or recited at them, or that the dances one  sees are excessively indecorous, but because it  is all course and   vulgar  merriment,  suited to  the taste of a popular public, at which persons  of refinement, one  would think, could find no  more pleasure than  they do in  breathing the  atmosphere of bad tobacco,, cheap perfumery,  and the odors that emanate  from a   crowd of  spectators   of doubtful cleanliness.     Well, today it is such a commonplace   thing for fash:  ionable women to go, during the winter, to the  Folies Bergeres, to La Scala, to the Eldorado,  and, in summer, to   the Ambassadeurs, to the  Horloge, and to the   Alcazar, that  the sensation has become very insipid   to them.    They  continue to visit them, however, as well as the  newer   establishments, such as   the Mediaeval  Tavern of the Chat Noir, which  now-   has a  rival in the Chien Noir, and also to the Cigale,  the Carillon,  the Parisiana, the  B.ataclan, and  others, which proves the success of this kind  of establishment.     "But all  this has   become  very  bourgeois, ma chere !" say the   fashionable young women to each other.  -   'Seeking worse places, they have discovered  the Moulin Rouge, the Casino de Paris, where,  besides more or  less improper  songs,   public  balls are given where they can elbow women  of the lowest class, apparently an intense pleasure.     However,  even this   does   not  satisfy  them.     There is the tavern of Aristide Bruant  and   that   of "Colonel"    Lisbourne at   Mont-  martre,   somewhat similar in  style,  but with  this difference: the  publican  who   keeps   the  former is a song-singer of real talent, a sort of  obscene   Berenger,   who   composes   and  sings  his songs "with' unquestionable art,  which one  regrets  is  not better employed.    This, therefore     is   still   too    refined     for     fashionable  curiosity,    now   beginning    to    frequent   the  neighboring establishment, which, up to date,  appears   to  have  reached the climax of vulgarity and brutish taste.    To go there,  after  having dined at the Rat Mort or at the Abbaye  de Theleme, is, as the slang has it, "le dernier  cri.  �� j  < 'Colonel" Lisbourne owes his title to the  Commune, during which time all that was  necessary in order to obtain.military rank was  to sew enough braid on one's ^sleeves. After  that ^sanguinary insurrection,0 ^Colonel " Lisbourne was sent off as a convic!tx,to New Cale-  ,donia, and returned to France at!the epoch of  the amnesty, when (lie first became a revolu-  tionary j ournalist arid then a manager and.  actor at one of the faubourg theatres.  One evening at a free reception at the Elysee  the alarmed ushers saw him appear in evening  dress���not ^ very correct���with lace ruffles at  his wrists and a loose white foulard cravat.  But this attire and his long flowing. hair, in  Buffalo Bill style, wrere not sufficient to forbid  him entrance.     He wTas announced, shook the  /astonished ;:M. Cam of s hand, mechanically  held out, to him, wTalked gravely through the  drawing rooms, behaved himself well, and as  may be supposed, was followed and looked at  much0 more than any embassador, illustrious  personage, & <3r ,professional beauty present.  They ^laughed over it a great deal at the time,  for Paris Oraughs at ariytblr^vf but the event  had  not  a little to  do  with the abolition of  ( official receptions, except those given by personal invitation.  At that very time Lisbourne was running  his'"'Convicts' Tavern." The idea which induced him to give this name to his pot-house  did not originate with him. When the Chat  Noir w-as founded���a ��� sort of Bohemian club  for independent artists and.^writers, independent in the way of grammar and drawing, most  certainly���the "waiters were attired in a dress-  coat embroidered with green palms and wore  at their side the mother-of-pearl handled  sword of the Academicians. This pleasantry,  a protest against classical art, was a little farfetched, but amusing. The former convict's  satire was more malevolent wThen he dressed  his waiters in the yellow trousers, red jacket,  green cap, with around their ankles a chain  and ball���made in tin, of course���which the  prisoners of state wear at Noumea. Several  scandals, of which this delightful spot was the  theatre, caused it to be closed by the police.  The " Colonel " inaugurated a similar one,  less offensive in name, the Casino des Concierges. This establishment is only opened  very late at night. Instead of being able to  enter it free, as in any other tavern, one is  obliged to ring at the closed door, and the  cordon is pulled by a waiter, dressed, as are  all the others, in the costume generally worn  by concierges, or porters, in low class houses :  a woven woolen shirt with sleeves, a high,  coarse blue apron, felt shoes and a cap on  which, in guise of ornament, is attached a  small feather duster, constituting the amusing  note in the costume���not offensive, it must be  confessed.  The large room, with its low ceiling, wherein the wooden tables, benches and stools are  placed, are filled with rank tobacco smoke.  On the walls, pictures and advertisements of  doubtful taste are hung.. At the bottom of  this room is a cellar where, on a small stage,  the "companions," of both sexes, stand and  sing songs of which it is difficult to say whether  they are the more silly or obscene.  The'patrons of this establishment are women of the lowest kind, a few of whom are  still fresh and pretty, proving their extreme  '��� youth, and, then, men of all conditions. We  saw there���ought we to confess it ?���a professor of philosophy, an author of a voluminous treatise on ethics which is making a great  >���- sensation in Paris at present, and whose  lectures exert an enormous influence over a  group of earnest young students who venerate  hirh almost as though he were a prophet.  Monsieur X. might, perhaps, be able to account for his presence there from a desire of  obtaining data concerning the lowest social  strata. But, alas! he seemed to be so very  much at home that wTe are obliged to conclude  he must be one of its habitues. Suppose his  fervent disciples should find it out!  The patron of the establishment walks about  between the tables, sitting down,here or there,  like a host among his guests. He has a  curious physiognomy, in which one discovers  energy and intelligence soddoned and soiled  by crapulous vice.. His features, formerly  .fine, are ruined by drink and sleepless nights���  the wan face of an old loafer, with dulled eyes,  an almost toothless mouth, a bristling mustache, and he, is constantly chewing ah eternal  cigarette. He wTears his hair long and ill-  kempt, and there is an apparent exaggeration  and accentutation in . his attitude of loose  manners and his summery costume ; a r nightshirt without collar or cravat, an old open  jacket, and trousers held up by a leathern  belt. We are told that, when not exercising  his profession of " Colonel," he dresses like a  gentleman, except that he displayes a too '  showy* Bohemian style, and that he is very  amiable and courteous in his ways. One  would never think so to see him at the Casino  des Concierges.  It is the rule in this place that the entrance  of every customer should be greeted with a  round of epithets, very un-Athenian, for  which .he gives the signal. The form of  language he employs to tell them to shut the  door and not to crowd the passages is more  blasphemous   than    any   circumstance   would  j ustify.  A detail, however, should   be mentioned in  justice : if the women are particularly the victims of the most gross language, it is because  th^y belong to a class that has not the right to  be offended at it. But, on the other hand,  when respectable women, accompanied by  their husbands or friends, stray into this ill-  begotton place, by a sign imperceptible to all  but the initiated the "Colonel" stops the  coarse brawling, and they can sit down quietly  in a corner without being molested and are  treated with especial courtesy by the waiters.  Lisbourne never makes a mistake, and his  regular customers are admirably disciplined.  What does one do there ? Nothing. Seated  before a glass of horrible beer, or unsavory  brandied cherries for which one pays four  times as much as elsewhere, one simply has  the pleasure of looking at this crowd of low  people, who, taken on the whole, make but  little noise, who smoke, drink, and from time  to time scream out in chorus the refrain of the  filthy songs that are dolefully repeated every  & THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  5  ��� "  night,by the artists of the place, arid in which  the patron eleigns to join with a rough, coarse  voice. .''.''       ���"  The   star  is ��� Mile.   Gavrochinette,    a   little  Montmartre girl, with a. wide-awake,  cunning  face, such as one sees frequently in studios,' for  she is a model during the, day.     At   intervals  she  circulates  through, the  room,  selling the  , songs that have been sung, together with paper  r fans -and, screens.    She is a good sort-of creature   and   honest   in    her   way. . The   other  evening a young   sailor,  .decorated   with   the  . Tonkin medal,   came,in with a cocotte, quite  showily dressed.     Proud of his good fortune,  he   was   for   buying  a number of things from  ��� Gavrochinette  to offer them to   his  fair   conT  quest.     She sold hirn one or two, then suddenly :  " That will  do,   my boy.    Do you think  I'm going to take all your ' galette ' ?"���the  slang for money.  The'specimens of humanity that one sees in  this place are far from admirable. - The pretty,  fashionable women who have been led to it by  unwholesome curiosity, leave it disgusted. ���  But, as they must be suppcsed to,have been  amused, they say confidentially to their friends  the next clay : " It is ignoble, ma chere ! But  you must see it ! "  Not a quarter of a century ago, the Princess  de Metternich created a great scandal by going  to hear Theresa sing' at a cafe Chantant, and,  having discovered a great artist in her,^  occasioned still greater scandal by having her  ,sing her songs���very innocent ones compared  with those of today*���b efore a circle of intimate  friends at the Austrian embassy, amongst  whom was the ex-Ernpress Eugenie. '' The  Imperial rottenness," of which so much has  been said and written, has made great headway  since the republic.  The wife���"Isn't that your eye-doctor?"  The husband���" I thought so until he sent in  his bill. He's a skin specialist."���Harper's  Weekly.   . *  "That whisky is fifteen years old./^yl know  it because I've had it that long mvseji." The  Colonel���" By Jove ! sir, you must be a man of  phenomenal self-control."���Life.  '' I hear Smith shot his coverts yesterday7*,  and sent the whole of his bag to the hospital."  '' Very generous of him. What did he shoot ?"  "Oh, only the game-keeper."���Sketch.  "Jorkins, have you everything now that you  will need for your fishing trip?" asked Mrs.  Jorkins solicitously. "Not by a jug full,"  said Jorkins, to the good woman's astonishment.  > "One or the other of us," muttered the  young man who awaited his beloved in the  front parlor, is going to be turned down tonight !" And he glanced ferociously at the  flickering gaslight.���Puck.  Probably no two artists ever criticized each  other more severely than did Fuseli and North-  cote : yet they remained fast friends. At one  time Fuseli was looking at Northcote's painting of the angel meeting Balaam and his ass.  "How do 3rou like it?" asked Northcote,  after a long silence. "Northcote," replied  Fuseli, promptly, "you're an angel at an ass,  but an ass at an angel !"  THE   AHKOOND   OF SWAT.  A correspondent of The Economist writes :  "Who  was the  author of the   ' Ahkoond of  Swat,?' "    The author of this  threnody, was  the late Mr. George, Lanigaii; one cf the founders of the Montreal Star.     He was the intimate  friend of. the   late. Mr.', John F. Norris, whose  death at Victoria a/few weeks age caused  the  deepest sorrow among   the newspaper .workers  of the Dominion.     Mr. Lanigaii at ./the time of  " the publication   of the verses- was an editorial  writer'" on the New York World.     It was in the  earlv days of the' Atlantic cable and news facili-  ties had not reached the  state of perfection of.  today.        One   night   the    cable, briefly   an-  ���nounced :     " The Ahkoond of Swat is dead.",,  Latiigan searched   the office   enc3*-clopedia   to  discover   something  of the personality of the  life   and  exploits   of the   great Ahkoond   oh  - which to base an editorial paragraph, but nothing was revealed.     Something had to be done,'  and in a.hunry, for "30" would soon be called,  Lanigaii sat down, -and in a moment of.inspiration dashed off the following lines.     Not long  after the poet followed the good AhkoDiid :  What, what, -what,  What's the news from Swat ?   <-  Sai news,  B id news '  Comes by the cable, led '  Through the Indian Ocean's hoi,  Through the Persian Gulf, the IKo.iK./^^  Sea and the "Mediterranean���he's dead.  .���.  The Ahkoond is lead.   . >������   '" ��� . '    -v  For the Ahkoond I mourn,  Who wouldn't? '  He strove to disregard the message stern,  But Ahkoodn't,  Dead, dead, dead.  (Sorrow Swats !)  Swats wha hae wi' Ahkoond bled,  Swats whom he hath often led,  Onward .to a gory bed,  Or to ���victory,  As the case might be.,  forrow Swats!  Tears shed,  SheJl tears like water,  Your great Ahkoond is dead !  That Swat's the matter!  Mourn.City of Swat,  Your great Ahkoond is'not,  But lad 'mid worms to rot.  His mortal part above, his soul was caught  ('Because he was a good Ahkoond)  Up to the bosom of Mahound.  Though earthly walls his frame surround  (Forever hallowed be the ground !)  And sceptics mock the lowly mound,  And say, "Pie's now of no Ahkoond I"  His soul is in the skies���  The azure skies that bend above his loved metropolis of Swat.  He sees with larger other eyes  Athwart all earthly mysteries :���  He knows what's Swat.  Let Swat bury the great Ahkoond,  With noise of mourning and of lamentation  Let Swat bury th-great Ahkoond  With the noise of the mourning of the Swa;tish nation !  Fallen is at length  It's tower of strength,  Its sun is dimmed ere it had nooned ;  The great Ahkoond of Swat .'  Is not!  SHORT STORIES.  A well-known London hatter once met an  acquaintance who owed him for the. hat he  wore. The hatter, 'who' was accompanied l~yy  a friend, lifted his hat to his debtor, but the  latter made no sign of recognition. "He does  not salute 3'ou," said the hatter's friend. ' 'No,''  said the hatter, "I think he might at least  touch irry hat to me."  the famous English' ladies' college, having inadvertently changed umbrellas with a  fellow- ..  low-student, is said to have evolved this note :  "Miss.  .presents   her   compliments   to  Miss ���, and begs .to sa3** she has an umbrella,, which isn't mine ; so it. you; have one  which isn't hers, no doubt they are the ones."o  One evening Lady, Macdonald and Sir John  were'entertaining Sir Hugh Allan, when Lady ,  Macdonald solicited from Sir Hugh a contribu-���  tion in aid of some , church work she had in  hand.; Sir Hugh hedged and pleaded inabil-  ity to give what she ' asked,, .but. she good-  naturedly laughed off the plea, and told,him he  could not take all his va.6n.ey with "'him** when' he  died.  < <  No,"  remarked  Sir- John   playfullyw  r, '' it would soon melt if he did.  The celebrated Welsh preacher, Christmas  Evans, who dared publicly to express thankfulness for Jenny Lind's beautiful singing, had  as a member of. his congregation, a strait-  laced Calvinist, who, on one occasion1, standing  on the steps of the pulpit, asked the preacher  whether a man dying at one of Jenny Lind's  concerts would go to heaven. "Sir," replied  Mr. Evans, "a Christian will go to heaven  wherever he dies, but- a fool remains a. fool  even on the pulpit steps." ..   <> '.  The,Rev. Dr. Guinness Rogers, the eminent  English Cougregationalist, in a repent   address.,  1 1    T  declared ' that the English people do not love  the' Anglican priesthood. Whereupon an An-  gelican clergAanan, who gave his name, wrote  to him as follows : '' Reverend Sir : If as reported, 3^011 said that ' the English peopie do  not love the Anglican priesthood,' you are a  malignant liar. Ro3^al David said : f Liars  shall be turned into hell.' I.wish you joy of  your j ourney and its end.     Yours in the faith.''  B3^ron, one bright morning, encountered  Beau Brummel returning from his tailor's.  " How are 3rou, Brummel?" said the poet.  "Pretty well, thank 3'ou," returned the  beau; "I've been reading 'Don Juan.'"  " Yes ?" said Br3'on, with a smile. " There is  some clever rlryme in it." "So?" observed  Bryon, with affected surprise. "And some  pretty good versification." "Ah?" returned  the poet. " Why don't you try your hand at  .poetry-, - Br3^on ?" asked * Brummel. The two  never spoke to one another again.  One of the undergraduates of Girtou College,  They are  telling  the^fory iir London'...-that  the impossible American  in  Paris alighted at  a   hotel  to   find/it- absolutely full.     " T have  nothing," expostulated the/host,  almost   tearfully, "nothing.     The fi-rjst floor is  taken  by  the   King   of tfhe.^QsfSladers ;    the   Queen   of  Montegaria occupies the second ; the Duke of  Cottonopolis is sharing   the   third   floor   with  the    Caliph    of  Port   Said ;'���  and   the   Crown  Prince   of Nova  Esperanza is sleeping on the  billiard table.    As'for .myself, I have to make  up a bed in the office, and there onfy remains  the chamber of my- daughter.     Of course������"  '���'Is   that   3'our   daughter,"    interrupted   the  American, pointing to the 3-01111 g   ladv at  the  desk.     "Yes.,  Sir."     "All  right;   I'll marry  her after lunch."    And   giving  his  valise ��� to  the speechless  boniface, he added, " Now 3^011  can take my luggage up to our room. ^.J. '  -r ; .. - vi  \' , - j^_ ija^Vuij".:, '��� -����� V-'- ~ -  " h }  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  y b  i  *: f [  >    I I;  %  rr1  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  * j  i���>  a,  . ift.  ,tr-  Sij ���  Is  rr;  II*-  jl; -  ^1  ;i  '!    :  4V  If  ��  ' *:' >;  y.i-r  ii'  i"'" ���"  Kaslo has been' suffering from an egg famine. . o  Lieut.-Governor Dewdney  has   returned  to  to Victoria.   /       ���      '    ^   . .     ���    '  . '  c* *  J. M. O'Brien of the * Vancouver World*is  visiting Nelson.     ��� r? '���    '  The dates for the Ashcroft fair are set for.the  14th.and 15th of September.  A movement is on foot to organize a   volun-  *. teer fire, brigade at Fort Steele.  *- <, I       l  The telegraph  line to   Fort Steele   will   be  ���   completed on or about August 10..  The Kootenay General Hospital is now full,  nine patients occupying the ward. ,  Mr. and Mrs. George.Gillies, of Gananoque;.  spent several ,da3^s in the city last week.  The Fort Steele Prospector says that new  discoveries.are being made in the mountains  everyday.   ���.,������,-.������    ���   ��� - :l:y^ .::*���  Hon.. G. B.. Martin, while; at-Kamloop's-last-  week, promised to do everything in his power to!  secure-a school for Ashcroft.-= .*. ��� .�� . *  ..,-  '��� TheC.'P'.Rv workshops at Golden will' be;  commen'ced^as soon as certain - preliminary ar-"  rangements can be completed. -:  The Fort Steele Prospector is now enlarged  to a six-page seven-coluhin paper, and shows  all the other signs of a prosperous paper.  R. Machan, late steward.of the Nelson club,,  will open the Criterion restaurant in the building formerly known as the Central .Hotel.  Wm. McKa3^, contractor, of Rossiand, ^and  formerly of Portage la Prairie, is locking over  the city with.a view to permanent location.  The garden party at Mrs. Madden's- last  Thursda3" evening was a most decided success,  and quite a sum was released for the building  fund of the Catholic Church. Games and  ether amusements were included i.i,the programme..  Mrs. Broughan sang the solo. "Ave Marie"  at the Catholic,, Church last Sunday.. ; Mrs.  Brousrhan has .a .magnificent voice, and.her  singing was enj'03'ed 03^ the large congregation.  Miss Graham, is a late, addition to the choir of  the church."  Messrs. Gore, Burnet & Co., surveyors, are  re-locating the corner posts of the blocks in 58  A, "Bogustowm,"' destro3red 03- fire, and are  subdividing block 31 and portions of the large  reserve, preparatory to placing this desirable  property on the market.  To gaze upon the stern features of ex-Chief  of Police Ketchurn   as   he stretched  out   the  strong arm of the law and gathered in the rich  and   poor alike,   the  keenest ' observer   would  never suspect.that all the while   i\y Cupid was .  bombarding the heart of the uncompromising  preserver  of the   peace.     Yet such was really  a fact, and last Sunday night the garrison surrendered   u 1 conditionally,    when     Rev.    Mr.  Morden  tied   the   knot that   made   Miss    N.  Kline   of   Los   Angeles and   Mr, Seneca   G.  Ketchurn   one.    Joy be  with 3^ou Seneca and  your bride.'-    When   interviewed   on   the subject Mr. Ketchurn said he had nothing  to   say  for the press.  Work has commenced on the Adams group,  adjoining the Canadian. '  William Gillies will leave to-night   for   Fort  Steele via Bonner's'Ferry.' ,; - .  .The passage of  the Vernon waterworks bylaw is a foregone conclusion.    -      w\ ','. *"."  ''  Harry Patterson, C. P; Rr telegraph'opera-';  tor at Brandon, is in the'city.' "���'��������� - ��� '..  The crops   throughout the   Vernon district''  are in a: most promising condition!':' ;    v  Hume   additioii" is on   the j'limp  just how-.-'  Mr. Jensen reports lots   going  like hot^cakes.  R. J. Hamilton   of  McMillan &.'Hamilton, >-  wholesale grocers,. Vancouver and  Nakusp, is  in the city.      .        ,"'".'*.',' '" '   '   .  The contract for the McDonald building,  brick veneer, 'was. awarded--last Saturda3^ to  Messrs. Lapointe'&'Brown.'   The seating capacity of the Catholic Church  has been increased-considerably by the addition of a large number of chairs.  Ffed\Newmaii,''James  Gourle3'* and   Robert  Oliver left for Russell Creek\this''--afterii'dori-, tb--  . develop their locations at that point.-  '",.   -  ,      The Tor on t6 "Worlds Montreal special says  that it is settled that the Canadian Pacific have''  .made'an *qffer^f6f* August "Heihze's railway*  , from Robson to Trail. '    . ' !    * -:  Thorpe.. &   Co's (limited)'.soda, water works.'  r- will   beofin ..operations1  next   week.    The ma-  -. chiner3^ is all new. and" of the latest improved  pattern.     Under   the t supervision of William  - McLea"), it is expected that the ' manufactured  > article will be equal,, if not superior," to' ' that  -.- produced auy'pla-ce in Western'Caiiada.  The B. C. Mining Journal of Ashcroft says :  - " The compam^ that bought the Maud mine.  and made the .first pa3vtnent of $5,006, have  asked and been granted until the 16th of the  month to meet the $95,000 p^meut.  ��� It is   to  1  '��� be hoped  that the  deal . is   completed by this  - time. " It "means a good deal for the countty in  -general and Quesnelle. Forks in particular."  James McEwan, a Crimea veteran, died at  the Kootenay General. .-Hospital 37esterda3^  morning, after a prol mged illness. _ Deceased t  had not drawn Irs pension for nine years, and  at the time of his death it amounted tc $900.  He bequeathed to the hospital'a sufficient sum  to cover the cost of his attendance, the remainder to be divided between his two sons���;bne at  Sandon, the other at"Gallowa3^, Scotland.   :  Hon. G. B. Martin arrived in the city last  Sunday, and has been making a thorough investigation of all the matters that come under  his department. Amongst other things, it is  understood that.Mr. Martin wrill settle, at once  the much talked of jail site affair and the.  squatters' rights question, no doubt amicabh7.  ��� During his visit Mr. Martin has been interviewed 03* mairy of our leading citizens, and  has promised to do everything in his power to  rdvance the interests of Kootena3r in general. This is not Mr. Martin's first visit to  Nelson. He was here in 1864, before there  was an3*thing that could 03^ airy stretch of imagination be called a town, and he is surprised  at the great change that has taken place since  that time. He will remain here a few da3rs  longer.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  , At the meeting "of the City Council last' ,;  -Monday,'night. Alderman' \Hillyer, Teetzel, ,  .Malone,���'Fletcher' and'Gilkef.were present.  ��� Alderman' Fletcher' complained of a step -  near ,one of the- hotels.- He said' he -had *���  stumbled over it several times. ��� 'Mayor Hous-' '  ton'significantly; asked Aldl Fletcher where" he ���'  had beeiv previous to stlimbliiig "over the step. " -  The offending step will be repaired:        -       :,:* i  A communication; was read from the Chief '  of the. Fire Department,^ giving^'estimates' oh ,:  cart, ladder, hose reel and hose;" amounting in . '  all to the value of $1 ,'790.   ���       -'-'-' -"'!';,'"-"; ���':~- ��  Some doubt,w^as expressed as to the, money; 1  wherewith to buy. the same, and MaybrHous-*" *  . ton explained that the sale of thecify deberit^'-  . ures   had been-negotiated at 96 cents j which ���'' :  would net-the ;city- $^!8,'66o:',7--'Ih-'r^l,y-''t61;a-������-'  qu'estioh'-'df Aid. Fletcher��" His Worship ^stated'i::  there   had been������ r6theiJ':offers,-'but-'^6'^wa:s;:'tKe'''���'-'  only ^desirable' -tender, -the''* others ^fiof-bfeMig- go  ;. advantage'Gus' from- a '''financial-^pqiiit '--of -,viewv;;-;  Amotion' -was-made-and'adopted etfipower-A  ing the purchase of the'-apparatus for' the'- fire -'  department.       ���������������������������       * -   ���.:��������::���:;;..���   -. ;���-  A   communication 'was read-from ��� G-.  H.: :  ��� WToods,-- asking  for' perrrissicri to- btiild "two"  frame build:nigs-1 for office purposes. ������ Some ob-"-'  jectio'ii was . raised to' the granting- of -the -per--:v  ' mit, but-it wTas- decided to''gi^ev-:the'-':necessary'l;l  permission, providing the : work-was -be-giih-at' -:  once  and continued  until   completion.'    This'1,  : w-as deemed ne��essar3' from the "fact'-that .the-���"';  "' fire -limit- Uy-law goes into.-effeict this: week?/1 '<��� " :'\  ��� A report of receipts   and-'disbuf^eiiie'iiiS^c-f' *!  1 the fire department -was 'presented and 'referred' -<:s  to the.finance.committee. ���-:"���   '   :-r<-'.   .���:  ;,      A. bill from the Prcvincial Government for1 "^  blanks f r Police' Magistrate  brought 'up the"-''  ' vexations   questions1 of government  interfer-   '  ence, but the bill was ordered paid.' :'��. ���*.'��� '  The slaughter house was a  bone of conten1'^-'  ti'3;i, and   several   aldermen   expressed   disapproval of the methods of. some of the butchers.  Aid. Fletcher was in favor of cancelling the  'lease. , .  Aid.  Killyer thought it was an  opportune,  time for .the enforcement of'the health .by-law.. . -..  It "was at length decided to" notify the police _.. .;  to have the nuisance abated. . r.  The committee appointed to interview Hon..    ,  Mr. Martin, reported orally that., they had not  had   a favorable opportunity of meeting  the  representative of the Local  Government, but   . ,'.  this much   was an ascertained fact,   the new. *:,.;  goal site wciild.-be block 49, and the building  was going to be erected there.  The  time   for receiving   tenders   for water  wrorks and sewers was extended to July 31st, as  the   plans  and   specifications   would   not   be  read3r before that date. ���   .    .  A' propbsarto. employ all city^prisoners, in;,...,,.,  repairing streets was endorsed. . .......    .........  No other business being before the meeting, . ..-  the council adjourned till Thursda3r afternoon r  at 3 o'clock.  The Kaslo & Slocau Railwa3^ compaii3r have  been making extknsive improvements on their  property at Kaslo.  ���-��-1. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  MR.  SHAUGHNE8SY   MAKES A   DENIAL.  -.?  At Montreal, the other day, Mr. Shaughnessy was shown a Rossland dispatch which  read: "It is stated that Vice-President  Shaughnessy recently informed Senator Turner, of Le Roi, and T. G. Blackstock, that he  did not think the C. P. R. could get into  Rossland and undertake to handle the transportation and smelting question until the  Crow's Nest road was completed. The Miner  expresses astonishment at the lack of appreciation of the situation here by the C. P. R.  authorities. The railway company were  guaranteed 1,500 tons of ore per day to begin  with, and they could at least build into Ross-^  land and make a low rate on ore to some suitable point for concentrating and smelting.  They could certainly bring coal and coke, and  and possibly flux, as cheaply to that point as  they can be carried to Northport."  Mr. Shaughnessy denied that he ever said  anything of the kind to Messrs. Turner and  Alackstock. What he told them was that the  ,, C. P. R. could not supply them with coal and  coke until the Crow's Nest Pass railway was  built into the districts where the mines were  located. From information obtained from the?,  vice-president the situation regarding the  smelter question may be summed up as fol:  lows : Le Roi mine owners proposed building '  a smelter at Robson or thereabouts. They  claimed that Mr. Heinze, who now operetes a  railway from Rossland to Robson, would not  give them a,dow enough rate on ore to make  it pay them to build at Robson. They now c  ask the the C. P. R. to build another road paralleling their present tracks and give them a  lower rate. The C. P. R. would prefer to see  the matter arranged with Mr. Heinze without  resorting to such an expediency and do not  consider themselves a factor in the question at  present.  LATEST DREDGING SCHEME.  There has been one public application for  capital this week, viz., the Harris Fraser River  Gold Recovery company. No one seems to  know anything at all about the people at the  back of the concern, which with a capital of  ;�� 100,000 proposes to attain such results  as are hinted at in a by no means convincing  prospectus. We are tired of these river  dredging companies. This is about the fourth  in as many months^ and I doubt if any one of  them has ever obtained 20 per cent of the capital asked for. I very much doubt, too, whether the people who are promoting this bold  scheme will obtain the capital they require.  This company proposes to wash five miles  of the Fraser's bed. I know an engineer who  recently inspected fifty miles of the bed of the  same river and he advised his principals not to  take up their option. The board of this company is graced by the presence of two colonels  out of the five men who adorn the board. I  have never heard one word prior to their appearance in the present character. The rest  of the officials are quite unknown to me, and I  doubt that the scheme is seriously regarded by  those who are at the head of British Columbia  affairs in London.  The prospectus gives a table showing some  British Columbia companies, recently establish-  ed.," which clearly indicates the great advant^  ages in favor of investors in the Harris Fraser  River Gold Recover company., Well, I may  be skeptical, but if< I was asked to pick out a  likely investment from the companies cited, it  would not be the Harris Fraser River company ';" Let us see what some of the other  companies can dolbefore we try to push other  concerns of this kind on to the public.  The European investor wants to be asked to  join concerns which have been developed to  such a stage that their future is practically  assured���as assured as the future' of any mining concern can be.���London Exchange.  BUTTLER EXECUTED.  Sydney, N. S. W., July 16.���John Newman, alias Frank Butler, convicted of the murder of Captain Lee Weller, in the Blue Mountain mining district, in November, 1896, was  hanged here yesterday. He broke down at  the last, the remarkable stoicism which he had  exhibited since his arrest in San Francisco  giving way, and he confessed his guilt of this  as well as other shocking crimes. He admitted that his right name was John Newman,  and that he was born of good family in Staffordshire, England, in 1858. He professed  the profdundest penitence, for his misdeeds,  and at the last moment willingly received the  religious consolation usually offered the condemned.  The execution was effected without incident.  Few spectators were permitted, those present  being principally officers of the court and attendants directly concerned in carrying out the  law's decree. The case is one that has excited  intense interest throughout the colonies, and  great satisfaction in the thorough work performed by the detectives in securing evidence  leading not only to the capture of Newman,  but his speedy conviction and execution, is  expressed.  NOTES FROM OTTAWA.  Ottawa, July 19.���At Saturday's cabinet  meeting, Lieut-Col. White, deputy postmaster-"  general, was superannuated, and Dr. Robert  M. Coulter, of Aurora, Ont.,was appointed in  his place. Dr. Coulter, ex-M. P., has been  appointed postoffice inspector for New Brunswick.  In an interview the secretary of state said  that there could be no truth in the cabled  report to the effect that the British admiralty  had declined to accept the type of vessel designed by Peterson, Tate & Co. for the new  fast Atlantic service. There were some objections at first to the turret ships, but these  must have been withdrawn, because as late as  May the British authorities wrote out suggesting some improvements in some of the lines of  the type proposed, which suggestions were  accepted.  In sending in subscriptions to The Econo- -  mist give number of postoffice box, if any.  SUMMARY  OF   THE NEWS.  The coal miners' strike is in.a fair way of  settlement; , ���;  William B. Curtis, editor of the Spirit of the  Times, is dead.  f        "        ' 1  Canadian marksmen are well to the front at  Bisley tournament.,  An Alabama mob trampled a negro to death,^  and burnt the body to ashes,  Spain and Japan have formed an offensive  alliance against the United States.  Nearly 20,000 delegates are attending the  Epworth League convention at Toronto.  An Indian woman was found strangled with  her own hair at Stony Plain, Alberta./  THE CAMP'S OUTPUT.  e  The shipments of ore from Rossland'srnines  last week again exceeded 2,000 tons. While  they were not so large as in the preceding  week,, owing to, the shutdown due to the  Miners' Union holiday, they were sufficiently  large to hold out the promise that shipments  will never again, unless under exceptional circumstances, fall below the rate.of 100,000 tons  per year. The Le Rbi's shipments were nearly  500 tons less than in the preceding week, but  the other mines, with one exception, kept  pretty well up to their usual output. .  The exception was a ' notable one. The  Columbia and Kootenay, which is now being  operated by F. Aug. Heinze of the Trail  smelter, shipped 180 tons, and we are persuaded it will increase its output rapidly from  now on. It has the promise of being one of  the great mines of the camp, and it need not  at all be surprising if by January 1 its shipments are not very far behind those of the Le  Roi. Should such fortunately be the case it  would render the Trail smelter independent of  any other mine in the camp, aud Mr. Heinze  could afford to view with equanimity the erection of the two or three hew smelters which  are being talked of.���Rossland Miner.  The Revelstoke Herald sa3^s :    '' The stories  told in Eastern papers concerning the.Galician  immigrants who passed over the C. P. R. last  week, en  route to  Manitoba and  the Northwest, must cause   serious doubts as to the wisdom of the  latest   immigration   policy.    The  men  and  women wore linen  suits,   the men's  "kickers "   coming  scarcely  to  their  knees.  The legs were bare and  shoeless.    All wore a  sort of loose  linen  jacket  thrown   over their  shoulders.    These   are   the  materials   out  of  which a  Canadian nationality is to be   made,  while the  sons of Canadian  farmers are even  now  leaving their  native land for the United  States when their country needs them at home.  Canada was  never  intended  to be made the  dumping ground for the useless surplus population of Eastern  Europe, and there  must be  something radically wrong in the policy which  fails to attract the right kind of settlers."  Good progress is being made with the work  of constructing a road from Boundary Creek  City, at the junction of Eholt creek with  Boundary creek, to Long Lake camp.  r�� ^'i*  Up  i> t  ���( '  V,'-  # ���  v. .11 .  - .*.  'a ;;.-:������  ��5.v(-.  i   '**r*  t  (.-���;,  L I  '�� V  \  V  1 t  ft &  Mi  I,  I*   3  ' "^ I  'si ������  "tt.*  ; 11  'a.  #::  'K  i' i  Ji!i  f'!  M  I.  -V  -���#���*  ; t ';��� ��� ���  ; I;  'in-  '���'"i"i!  !���&'  ���M:-5  THE NELSO-N,ECONOMIST  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Dealers   in   Butter,   Eggs,   Cheese,   Apples,  Poultry and Cured riea|ts.  .     ���': The laSe^ handlers of fee goods irvWestern Canada-    AH  -warehouses   under  perfect   system  of  cold-storage.    Full Stock  : ,_ w     ���'-!-��   '/^       -r^������ ^^:��^-fc> ���ri-ifft n.r wire  car  tied at Nelson, B. C,  For prices write or wire  Manager of "Nelson .Branch-Parsons' Produce Company  SOME SURPRISING RECOVERIES.  . ;,,;. Articles...-which-;.are accounted as  ���,,wholly lost, sometimes  have: .a -re-  ' markable  way^of turning , up again  unexpectedly after Zmany =; years   in  the- most'!Ainlikely   -places: ���-���. It ��� is  -���easy to imagine, .fbr^instaneer* the  ��� -surprise with, which   Slatin   Pasha  received,    ii,,  ^ondon,   ,a'.-sw^cl  .--which  he  recognized as the one-he  . -had lost twelve years previously .'in  '   Egypt.    When, iu i8��ir:lie-fell  m-  ��� to" the   hands.'*of-: the   jnahdp ; this  word*  -which:,had- his/ name'-in-  '.    -craved  in   Arabic  characters, - was  ���   token   from-'.'?W..-  Twelve-,years  later :-he had escaped,   and when he  ��� came .to London., in 1-895, ������*�� attend  ���the Geographical Congress, v;--the;  identical.   s.w<ord . was   returned  to  .   .him.-.:--'*   -v'v':v :'  -���' -^ '     ":  '" ]   '  '    -    ,A London .tourist had * bough* it,  ���in 1890,.from a native of Luxor,-on  the- Nile*-   '   Major ..;Win gate u; deciphered the name, ��� and., it-.-is  'sur-'  Vised . that- the   ma.dhi  had   ghren'  the    weapon ;.".ito ,ipme���-., emir, *;:whc  afterwards  fell in a battle'leaving  the sword to be; picked u*p^by-some  passing ^villager.     Be   this    as    it  tnav, to' have lost it as   the  owner  ���thought : irrecoverably in the yulds  v    of  Darfri-r   and' to   find If   twelve  "years later in the-heart   of  London  is a circumstance as   singular   as  it  . was unexpected.* ��� ._  The recovery'of the   Frangipani  ring not long ago by Prof. Thode,  the celebrated English antiquarian,  occurred   nhder   ve^  singular .circumstances " after ' being " lost   for   a  much longer period.   ; The  relic be-  loro-ed    to   'the    Croatian     leader,,  -Count Frangipadi, who lost it..near.  Pordenone,  in  1513...'   While   on , a  recent visit to the Marqian Library,  Venice,"for the purpose of studying  the   historv  of that city in the sixteenth   ceirtury,   Prof.   Thode ^ met  with a oeasant who brought him a  curious* old   ring of gold, engraved  with a double scroll of waved lines,  leaves and'; minute   Gothic -letters,  bearing a Qerman inscription.  "��� .It had just been dug up from the  ceil of an did earthwork ������ at   Castell  di Prata, nbar Pordenone, and  was  offered for! sale by the peasant who  had   found   it.     On   examining    it  the professor found   to   his   infinite  surprise that it   was   the  long-lost  Frangipani ring, which dissapeared  {l} ���! 5,3���the very year   he - was*  at  that moment investigating-. -  ...In the early part of this year the  Ivlrst     Battalion     of    the-    -South  Staffordshire     Regiment     of     the  .English army recovered its  historic  colors under extroardinary- circumstances .    the'colorS'' Were  announ"  ���ced-to.be offered for slle by auction  in London; and on-their genuineness  .being-, established by' investigation  the'.officer^ of the regiment.-.effected  the purchase.    '���  \ :       -  .-"��� .'���������'������ '.v���'.'���������  vThe ��� colors so recovered were  originallv presented in 1809^ before  it embarked on the Walcherenwex-  pedition, ahd the   regiment-fought  under them during- the-'-'.entire.Peninsular campaign.    They had been  presented, ; subsequently,    by ���..���: the  regiment to its colcnel,.who greatly  distingaislied   himself iu that'campaign, and* also *as; a compliment to*  his��wife,  who,-at. -great risk, vonce  saved the colors when the barracks  were-on   fire, ; They   then   passed  successively -to the son   and   grand-'  son, and it was from the latter  that  the purchase was made.   :. ������*���   ^  i..'Qf,aUlosses those at sea appear]  nipst hopeless, yet^articles that have j  drifted; away   on    its   Vwaves     or;  "thought;' to he sunk forever into  its  silent depths',  now. and^then   come  agaih to light in curious and sometimes quite' dramatic ways. "*  ������   In September, .1892, ag.i.rl.gather-  ing dri'ftwocd for., fuel oir the' shores  of��a small   bay ' near,  her . home .. in  Canna,' in "'the .far   Hte^desy picked  up a piece of wood bearing -. :-the ��� inscription,   cut'' with; a knife, '���'Lach-  lan   Campbell, Bilbao, March 23rd.  1S92."     It   was   the, name   of. her  brother, who was a boiler-maker -. in  Spain, and  on..;showing-, it.to.- her  mother,   !th*e .latter. .was. ; naturally  sc-mewnat   disturbed,-aiid could'not  help   superstitiousiy regarding . this  mvstbrious message from, the, sea,  as"the herald of evil tilings respect-  ins: her son.           ,....���������          ��� ���. *���   ���   '���-  In   her'nexf letter, to   him  she  mentioned ' the "circumstance, -and  was greatlv relieved on receiving a  replv assuring her of his well-being,  but "was   astonished  to learn   from  him that he remembered how, when  on a  holidav, he had cut his name  as  -above   described. 011= .a piece   of  weed,'and had .idly thrown it.-into  the- sea from a reck near 'Bilboa.--,���;;-.;.;.  There   is  nothing   wonderful; in..  the   faat   that   this pi^ce  of wood  should, after drifting forsixmonthst,  have 'been carried hundreds of miles.,  away by the winds and ocean cur--  rents: but that after its long" wander-,  ing it should have beeu was'hed ;o.n  the   shore   within    100    yards'1 at  where the carver's mother lived, and  that it should be picked up by-orte  of his own family, is a sufficiently  marvelous   coincidence-, to   be., accounted incredible were.it not substantiated, .by   undoubted evidence.  ��� " The   annals   gf the .Marine   Insurance   Company of London sup-'  ply   a    curious   instance    of    lost  ���propert'v partially  recovered.    Six  years ago   a  ship sailed from Per-  nambuco   to-Rio de" Janeiro carding   a    box   containing. $100,000  worth of Brazilian bank   notes   insured by the " office.     The   ship be  came^ total wreck, and, regarding  it as a dead loss, the insurance  co upany paid the full claim on the  lost box. .  Nbt   loner   ago  they  received   a   .  letter from Portugal which led them  to communicate with the Portuguese  authorities.--   Investigations resulted,  in bringing to light the fact that the ���  box   had been - picked  up by some  Portugese   fishermen when   fishing  off the coast of Brazil a few weeks  after the wreck of the   unfortunate  vessel.     Government   officials were  sent to search the   fishermen's cottages of a village near Oporto, m-  d;cated by the writer of the anonymous   letter.    This resulted in the  discovery,  of   cash   and   securities  which   were   clearly proved   to   be  part of the contents of the lost box.  Ter laps the most astonishing recover v of all occurr..d in connection  with "the   pursuit of a slaver some  years    ago.     The    Erg ish    cutter  Sparrow brought a brig into harbcr  at   Kingston,   Jamaica,   under   the  suspicion   of being   engaged m the  slave trade.     As the captured vessel  had   no   papers    from   which   the  charge   could   be   clearly    substantiated,   conviction   was   impossible,  and   the  suspected   brig   was   discharged.'    A few hours  before   the  rime  she was to leave the harbor a  man-of-war arrived  bringing  some  documents which proved her  guilt  -.beyond    the shadow   of  a   doubt.  The  paoers  had been obtained 111 a  most surprising way.     While cruising   off St.   Domingo,   the man-o -  war's crew had indulged   in  shark  fishing.     One monster was secured,  and on being cut open 011 deck, a  bundle of ship's papers   was   found  in   its   stomach.    These   were   the  yery documents flung overboard by  the' captain of the   brig  when   she  was    boarded    by    the,-, Sparrow  Curiosity prompted the   captain ��� ot  the   man-of-war   to   examine    the  papers, and the result was  that lie  brought them before the authorities  at the nearest port.    The  brig was  detained, and eventually condemned  on. the evidence  thus   romantically  acquired. M;M"MC:Bmyf0  'y/'^yxyy^yfyfy^yyi'^-^'y.  OF INTEREST TO WOMEN.  Women, since they began to play  their new role   of activity, seem to  be      ceaselessly    tormented      with  doubts and difficulties of a domestic,  social   and    ethical    character   by  which    their   grandmothers   were  happily untouched.     In those good  old times, a young woman of the  lower classes permitted her swain to  bestow upon her valentines and embraces without consulting the editor  of any literary organ as to whether  she was showing a want of maidenly modesty by receiving them;   and  ladies of higher   social standing arranged   their   furniture   and  their  frocks, and decided more  momentous   questions,   according   as   their  own    individual   good    sense,    or  taste,   or principles   directed.    Today nothing  is more   characteristic  of the   times,    and   in a   measure  more pathetio, than the implicit belief of the average  woman   in the  oracle of her favored paper.    Sometimes, however,   it  is  the  editress  who invites her readers to express  their opinion; and some of the letters  are far   more  interesting   than descriptions of fashion-plates    or aristocratic   weddings.    Such   a   symposium has recently been held in an  English paper on a   very   delicate  point of propriety���-namely, whether  single   women   might  receive   un-  chaperoned the visits  of the   other  i sex in their chambers   or  lodgings.  i The   verdict   of the   readers   was  unanimously   in   favor   of   an   exchange   of  visits,   conducted  with  prudence   and   discretion on   either  side; and to insure peace of mind,  the "woman   had   better possess ' a  soul sufficiently large and*,serene to  scorn vulgar   gossip   and   scandal-  making.     '' There  is   no   need  for  me   to consider   the   question,"    is  the  sigh of one wreary, forlorn being, '' seeing that I am far too tired  and worn   out  in the evenings   to  care to do anything but rest quietly  with   a   bit  of   needle-work   or   a  precious book   borrowed from some  friend."   While another, with grim  irony, remarks   that   she   supposes  the   question only concerns  young  girls;   for   women  past  their   first  youth,    not  being  like   wine���the  better   for   being old���have   little  chance   for  any   such   intercourse;  men being rarely generous or faithful  enough   to seek   them   out  in  poverty and  middle   age.     To this  one need, not wholly agree, and can  even   call   to   mind   the    magical  names of women���especially French  women���who   have   been    neither  yonng nor rich; indeed, to be   the  bright   star   of a   salon   a woman  should  surely have passed beyond  the age when   a man's first homage  must be to her eyes or her dress.  A   somewhat  unique   exhibition  appears in a shop in the Boulevard  Madeline (says a. Paris correspon1  dent of the Sun)., It is a garter  show and attracts big crowds.  Garters that are alleged to have  bee;;: the property of celebrated  women are exhibited, and these  bejeweled articles of dress afford  ample evidence that ornate garters  are not a modern fancy only. Nell  Gwynne's garters are quite elaborate, and noticeable for .their very  ample  proportions.      They   are   of  white sheepskin, and ornamented  with red gold roses, and have  golden  clasps.    Sarah Bernhardt is  commonly supposed to be a women  of rather slender proportions, but  the satin elastics, bedecked with  pearls, which are said to have been  once her property, show that at  least her nether limbs are of goodly  proportions. The pair that attracts  the most attention are vouched for  as having been worn by Mary  Stuart. They are pale red, somewhat faded, and have silver buckles.  They are much worn. The shopkeeper has had constructed a pair  of wax limbs, calculated from the  size of the garters to be an accurate  counterfeit of those for which the  garters once did service. If that  be the case, the originals were indeed of a creditable size. Just the  opposite in respect to this latter  feature, are the pair that were once  worn by the Princess of Wales.  They are plain and have very slight  ornamentation.' There is in the  collection a, life-size wax figure  representing the French Merveill-  euses, the ultra Parisians, who attired themselves in robes of transparent gauze, opened down the side  so as to display legs incased in long  gaudy stockings. The shapely legs  of these figures are adorned with  garters of rose-colored satin, having  diamond ciasps. There are long  ribbon streamers attached. Here is  an incription embroidered on the  garters :  " Make your petticoats short  That a hoop eight yards wide  May decently show  How your garters are tied."  There is a single black silk garter, once the property of Taglioni.  A card attached says an Italian  nobleman fell in love with her, and  sent her a note, which, after making  a proposal, said: ''If you accepd,  give the bearer one of your garters." The proposal was acceptet.  The dashing nobleman received the  single garter now on exhibition.  A pair of garters of light blue silk  with no clasps, was once the property of La Goulue, the dancer.  Dr. Nansen has asked permission  to name the Siberian peninsula discovered by him after the King of  Sweden. The Russian authorities  have given their consent.  wmmmm  maram 'iff-?  ���"^T-  .    _  - **    ��� f - p'7"r* -��?trm s-.r=ti-m-'J- ntji^fau���)   KB  } *rv  -.St!  |'    S'i-'' f  ' '���" i i  '-;,''- *  ���.-.'j r  ?*���!'!',  *.'?'!'  oo  V;  M  N��!  . ���v,7 ..-��� ���  "^'}  Vd"1  V  I t,~  i    i   ���  'ft  11 I-  ���Jit  * -I1 ?':.-  "-   I '>}<  i' lj~4  f  >'... >..  ^ .* F .   *   .  111!-  m  i1 -  *-���{���!������  If:  P  !   ii:  Mi.-  :U-*  SI.  i'WVr  {j:l' 1  if!  IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Hardware, Miners' Supplies, Etc.  We carry a very heavy stock of hardware.  iner' Supplies in Great  A LARGE STOCK OF BEST GROCERIES.  Corner Baker and Josephine  Streets, Nelson,  , V5  THIS SPACE RESERVED  B. C  GROWTH  OF LEPROSY.  When a  leper   was picked up in  the streets of Paris  a few days ago  and carried to the <St.  Louis Hospital   it was   found.that six leprous  patients were already there, and the  physicians did not  exhibit as, much  concern over the matter as the average man"might expect... The fact is,,  leprosy is not   nearly  so rare as we  have   been   taught   to think,   and  throughout the   civilized world tthe  disease is vigorously alive, claiming  victims every  day .of the year and  increasing its hold in- certain countries with alarming rapidity.    Norway is said to be the most leprous  country in Europe,    and it is estimated that  ever   Soo   are suffering  from it there,  while in Sweden the  progress cf the   disease  has been so  raoid in recent  veors that there are  462 victims   of   it.     In Spain and  Porsue^al there are numerous lepers'  hospitals, which are never without  patients, anp in Turke}r and the  Ionian Islands it gains ground annually. There are over 500 lepers  in Crete, and the latest statistics show  that there are 100,000 lepers in In-,  dia, China, Japan, Ha}'ti, Trinidad,.  Guiana, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Tonquin, and Indo-Chiaa are  all interested with leprosy.  But when we come ��� nearer home  we find that the disease, has made  alarming progress in certain quarters.  . The   oldest   leper colony in this  country is' located   at   Tracadie, in  the Province of New    Brunswick.,  Canada.     Here  probably   occurred  the first death in   North America of  leprosy.   It was nearly 65 years ago  that a woman died in Tracadie of a  peculiar disease, and was buried by  a missionary   priest   of the Reman  Catholic   Church.      The   physician  who   attended   the   case    went   to  Europe shortly afterward and visited  all of the foreign hospitals to find a  parallel case,   but  he was unable to  find airy-one suffering from the same  malad}".     While visiting in Norway  he saw several lepers, and upon his  return to Canada he unhesitatingly  pronounced the strange case of the  dead woman to have been leprosy..  0 But the strangest part of the story  of how leprosy,started in that country wast,revealed  later.    One of the  El  four fishermen, who carried the body  of the dead woman to the grave was  in his shirt sleeves at the time, and  the   sharp   edge, of  the   coffin  cut  through the   sleeve,  into   his skin.  The coffin   had, been   rudely made  and the corpse put in carelessly.     A  slimy discharge from the bod}?* oozed  through the   wooden   box and entered   the   punctured   flesh of the  fisherman..     This     caused     blocd  poisoning, and the man died a she .it  time    afterwards   from ' the   same  malady.     It   was   about  this time  that the physician returned and announced to   the   Board of   Health  that    the    woman's     disease    was  leprosy.     Inside   of 16  years there  were 20 lepers in Tracadie, a d the  provincial  governmen': had  to take  steps to isolate  them  from the rest  of the   population.    The   lazaretto  was a miserable building, where the  lepers were forced to live and die i ���  great misery,   often suffering more  from hunger and cold than fn m the  pangs of disease.     The   inmates of  this building constantly   incieased,  and little was done to improve their  condition until   1866.     In tint year  the Good Sisters of the Hotel Dieu,  in Montreal, through certain-jcepresentations  of Dr. Ba3^ard, of Tracadie, undertook to mitigate their sufferings and to build a proper lazaretto for them.    The   sisters arrived  in  Tracadie in  1S6S  to  create  the  change they had been planning, and  v. hile .the}- ��� immediately   r: p:o , el  the condition   of  the   patients, they  were handicapped for  many 3-ears  FOR  Canada  Drug and  00k Go's  9r,  ��� i1   '  G-  ���IN  *  1  tt  iott Sl Co's  NEW  ���-QS. lb and 20, Baker St., Nelson,  STRAW HATS !,  Every  Department stocked   up with  Jew   Goods,   of   the   latest   Styles.  >TRAW HATS'!  ���0  ��  KH  Wl%  9  IERCHANT TAILOR,  High'Class Suits Made  Latest Styles.  in th<  A Magnificent Line of Scot h Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of \ ngland Tr userings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special fc ture of Fancy Wo sted  S  iti. g    a  Eaker St., Nelson, 'B, C  by   the   interference  Board of  of   the . local  Health and government.  \\  K  n  quarters fo  a M    'iVyi    F?i ���(���''���  N ���-. '  [^ by sa B 14 BiB &?W  ki eS ia Ii  ers an  Uit  Hair Cuttirg, 25 cents.  Shevhjg, 25 cer.ts.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  Opp    C.    and    K.     AND   C FF!CE,   Baker   St.  W. S,  BELVEL,   RroprietOvS,  k  AFuilStotk of Graniteware and ohsr Rilolien Utensils.- Prices  Furnished on Application.  Give us a Call.    Prompt Attention to Letter Orders.  Telephone21. Eaker Street, Nefson, B. C.  II /   ,'  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  c^r.  "V.  -~v  THEO. IVIADSORS, Prop.  BAKER STREET,' , .�� NELSON, E. C.  VIENNA      BAKERY  ESTAURANT  , The lots in this splendid addition are .now   on   sale at my office on  . '    '"'   '���'������*   :,"   '"   Baker Street.-. They will be   ' '"."    '.        ���/'-  M '  r-Isinal'''.Low'-Price  "~-"^^r u w^ISh  intending'Purchasers should select their Lots   at once, before   a rise   in  \ ���. '   ��� .price.    This property is beyond doubt the most desirable.  For the Very'Best Meal at   the [Most   Reasonable" Price ours is  the place.  "'   -.   Every  description of Lunches   put   up  to  order.    We arc  now  prepared- to  iurnish all kinds of, Fancy Cakes, VicnnaEarts, Ladv-Fingers, Macearoons, &.c.  Wedding Cakes a specialty.. '<��� " ' ./  The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  ..���   . . Also a fresli  supply  of Fancy  Candies.    ���'  R. HURRY, Proprietor. Baker Street, Nelson.  ����� ��� 6  In Nelson,  and should double in value in the near futun  FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  / Sir ���     ���  Dollars Per Day and Up.      -       Everything New.  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE/" SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  Lapoinf & Farley, F�� A.'Tamblyiv  Proprietors. ! " - -    ���  EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.  Manager.  NEWLY FURNISHED.  THE CLUB HOTEL  ,^\  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  v  Stanley and Silica Sts.  \  Nelson, B. C  o  PAINTER, GRAiNER,  STAR M E R  i'corative   Artist.  PAPER   HANGER, GLAZIER  IT  SATISFIED  Are the Policy Holders of the Canadian Eife Assurance Co. in this  the Golden Jubilee of  their Company.  "You Cannot Drag~Them Away."  Results Count.  Actual Results for Fifty Years  Shown.  95 per cent:  of net  profits   divided  among policy holders.  Over $1,000,000 Surplus on a Four  per cent, basis.  Canada L,ife leads:���others follow.  If you  consult your  own  best interests you will' look  carefully  into the plans,  etc., of the  Canada Eife before  insuring.  C. D. J. Christie, Dist. Agt  NELSON,  B.  C.  SATISFIED SATISFIED  elson Laundry.  First Class work.   Only white labor employed  C. H.  Washing called for and   delivered   to   any  part of the city. ' *  The  Economist.  Alfred Rothschild keeps seven  chefs, one of whom has nothing to  do .beyond 'making curries..'. "Rothschild rarely dines, away from home,  frankly declaring that he prefers, his  own; table to any other. -  Shiraparelli , the astronomer who  first discovered the so called " canals" of Mars, did so with a much  smaller telescope -than those in use  in many other observatories at that  time. And yet he is a very nearsighted man. He has to hold a  visitor's card within five or six  inches of his eyes in order to decipher it. Yet he refuses to were  glasses. :  The younger Dumas often declared  that.his school days were the un-  happiest of his life. He hated the  routine cf the class-room, and was  subjected to continued insult on account of his parentage. He once  went to his father and. told him he  had run into debt ten thousand dollars. "Work as I do," said the  elder Dumas. " I have just cleared  off fifty thousand dollars.'' Alexander Dumas pere left five francs.  Alexander Dumas fils left three  millions of francs.  All kinds of House Repairing done. Only first class workmen  employed. Trade solicited. Contracts given. Orders may be left  at Russell & Thurman's Cigar Store or at workshop on Stanley st.  Nelson,   B.  C.  C.  E.   MAEEETTE.  W.  H.   BEARDSEEY  ALLETTE & CO,  DEALERS   IN  9  ougn an  BAKER STREET.  ressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  hingles, Etc., E}c.  (In i>rcmises lately occupied  by  A.. McDonald & Co.)  NELSON, B.C.  cLATCHiE  Dominion and  Proviricial-^^^.^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  ICAL INSTRUMENTS  Pianos and  Organs,  Sheet Music.  A New Department, Complete,  T. S. Gore.  II. Burnet.  J. II. McGredor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  -      c        .- "    ; *  Provincial   and   Dominion -Land''Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining:  Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiiie to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   ---   British Columbia  JT%.&     ^b/��      JL-i  AT-  Thompson Stationery Co,, Ltd,  NELSON,   B.  C.  ARCHITECT.  CLEMENTS  AND HILLYER BLK  Room 6.  Nelson, B. C.  Subscribe for  e Economist  And Keep Up to Date.  mumamm


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