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NELSON,  B.   C,  WEDNESDAY,   NOVEMBER 3i)   i897«
NO.  21,
Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.
D. M. Carley.
. Publisher
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upon terms which will be made known oh application. Only
articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the
interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles. ,
To the ordinary layman,   especially if he be
one wTho is frequently called upon   to act as a
juror, the tedious details of the courtroom appear to be inexplicable.     He is taken from his
home or his business,   often at very   considerable inconvenience and  expense,   to serve his
country, and the very   least   he might   expect
would be reasonable dispatch.      Yet it too frequently happens   that he is detained   in court
day after day awaiting   the perfecting of  preliminaries   in  cases   upon   which   he may be
called upon to act.      At one time the prosecution is not   ready to proceed,   at another   it is
the defence that is not ready for action.    This
inexcusable tardiness is often   conspicuous in
non-jury cases as well as in   those   which call
for " twelve  good men   and  true."       Judges
have frequently commented upon the  slovenliness, which  is   painfully   apparent   amongst
the members of the bar  in   certain sections of
British Columbia.       But this   province is not
identical in this particular.     At the fall assizes
in Toronto the other da}'  Chief Justice   Meredith   dismissed to j urors as   the crown   prosecutor was not ready to proceed with the docket.
In doing so he said   that wrhile delay   is not a
serious offence it  is a   serious  inconvenience.
We quite agree with   the judge, and hope his
admonition wall be taken to heart by the legal
fraternitv of British Columbia.
An important meeting of the owners and
managers of smelters and mining properties
has been held at Denver, from which good
results may be expected. Matters affecting
smelting and mining interests generally were
dealt with, including the subject of market
quotations. On this point it was shewn that
a few New York jobbers manage practically to
control the lead market of Canada as well as
the United States,   and their   figures   are sup
plied to the press agencies, by whom they are
wired all over the commercial world. The
meeting decided to use every means in its
power to put a stop to this, and insist upon
having correct quotations furnished. Instances
were cited in which, for example, lead was
quoted from New York at $3.75 when the correct figure would have been $4.25. As a result
of the meeting's influence lead '..-'will in future
be correctly quoted, the press agencies having
declined to furnish figures on this article supplied from former sources. By this arrangement the metal will get credit for what it is
worth. In the case of silver a like evil exists,
and steps have been taken to have it remedied.
Such action is of importance to this district,
in which both metals are largely produced.
The condition of Cuba is everyday growing
w7orse.     The cruel war w7hich has been waged
so long has devastated   the country, which is
now   reported   to   be   strewn   with  dead   and
dying.       Wyler's scheme   to exterminate the
Cuban people is   being successfully worked ;
if a halt is not  called his object   will   soon  be
attained.     In one district alone,   that of Man-
anzas, 27,000 persons   are said   to   have   died
within the past three   months—died   of want.
Newspaper   correspondents   writing   from the
island   give   most heart-rending   accounts   of
death and destitution.     It is nothing unusual,
they inform us, to see men, women and children drop dead on the public streets from sheer
starvation.      The emaciated bodies are carried
away to be buried or are allowod to remain in
manure heaps to decay.       War in all its most
horrible aspects rages in the once beautiful island, and under   conditions wmich  render the
pacific  offices of  outside   nations   unavailing.
General Blanco's orders to allow   the pacificos
to   cultivate   land   outside   the   military  lines
might have a tendency to mitigate   the sufferings of the people   provided the}' had   the implements or   the strength  to   work,   but   they
have neither.     Poor Cuba !
Coal or some good substitute is an iudispen-
sible commodity, and that the genuine article
or that which takes its place should be plentiful as well as cheap is of the greatest importance. Up to a comparatively recent date the
known coal beds of the w7orld were confined
to a few countries. Those which produced
the black diamond enjoyed a great advantage,
not alone from the industries which naturally
followed in its wake, but from the fact that
there wras always a read}' market for the mineral on the outside. The comparative scarcity
of the article brought into play the  inventive
genius of all nations  to   supply a   substitute.
Many   excellent compounds  have   been   produced from time to time designed to  meet the
demand,   but none of them can be pronounced
a   decided   success.       The   latest,    and   from
what we can learn, the most  successful   substitute   for   coal   is   being introduced  in   the
shape of masut, a  by-product in   the   distillation of petroleum.    It is at present extensively
used in   Russia   and   Italy   for   firing   steam-
boilers, for marine, locomotive  and industrial
purposes.     A German inventor is also said to
have recently succeeded   in  extracting   inasut
from coal,   thereb}7   reducing   immensely   the
bulk while retaining the   heat-giving  properties.     It is claimed  for the  new   fuel   that   it
gives greater heat than coal, requires no stoking, and that  it   burns -without   smoke       In
addition to the immense  coal   fields   of  Vancouver Island, we are soon to have opened up
those of the interior,   by the Crow's IS; est Pass
railway.1     We   will then be   abundantly supplied, but   nevertheless we cannot but feel interested in the new product, which it is claimed
is au improvement on the raw material.
In the North West Territorial Eegislature
F. F. Tims asked what steps,  if any,  do the
executive council purpose taking towards inducing the federal government to establish a
mint for the coinage and  issue   of  Canadian
copper,   silver   and   gold.     Premier   Houltain
replied that in. view of the large production of
gold and silver in Canada, the subject was one
of great importance, but as authorities differed
as to the desirabilit/y of establishing a mint in
this country he would not express an opinion
nor   was  he   prepared   to say  what steps his
government would take.'    The question is no
doubt a very  important  one,   and   one   upon
which The Economist has already expressed
a very decided opinion.       We certainly favor
a   mint,   and    again  express    the   hope   that
when  a site is  being  selected the   claims   of
Nelson will be recognized.
The  good    people   of Vancouver   are   still
wrnneline over the concert hall.   The absence
of such a place  of entertainment   is   by   some
looked upon as highly creditable to the morals
of the   city, while by others  it is  taken   as an
evidence of want of enterprise.     For years the
question has been debated, and  on  more than
one occasion it looked as if the   corporation of
the Terminal City were   prepared  to shake off
their    primitive   tendencies   and   allow   those
within    their   gates   to   enjoy    themselves   as
rational, intelligent beings.     The concert hall
has become almost indispensable to the healthy
life  of a -cit}'.      Especially is this the case in
this western country :w,here  the male population predominate.   Men require recreation and
amusement—and will have it.     A concert hall
■properly   conducted  is generally admitted   to
be an acquisition to a city.       It   is; a place in
which men who have   no home to   go to,   or
who' are working' hard week  in and week.out,
may spend an enjoyable hour or two.      There
are worse places than concert.halls in Vancouver.       From a   moral   as   well   as  a business
point of view,1 the citizens of Vancouver would
do well to ■ withdraw   their   oppcsition   to   the
issuance of a concert  hall license-      As   long
as such a concern' is run  under  license it can
be controlled 'and the   introduction   of really
offensive     elements     eliminated. We    are
pleased to learn /that there are prospects of
establishing a concert hall in Nelson, and'do
not anticipate any opposition to it, although
our citizens are quite as moral and self-respecting as   the very good people of the   Terminal
.CitAT     ■■-'■   .= "       V     " ' '      '   ;    -
News  has  been   received   from   Loudon''by'
Messrs. R. P. Rithet & Co.   that the  steamer
Garrone, capable of carryirg about eight hundred    passengers   and   a   very   heavy' freight
cargo, has been   placed   on   berth at : London
and   Liverpool   to   sail   shortly   for   Victoria.
' She-will be the first of the '-steamers ^bringing
the Klondyke-bound Britishers to this country,
and we hope not the last.     It is highly probable that very many of those  who start in - the
Garrone for the   Klondyke   will change their
minds when the}' laud on the Pacific Coast and
learn of the rich opportunities which the Koo-
tenays afford for energy and .investment.       If
but half the money spent in   outfitting for the
Klondyke were   to be  judiciously   invested in
the Kootenays  better results   would accrue to
the investor.
■ Bishop Hofmau, of Chan-si, in Northern
China, has a passenger on the incoming steamship Empress of China, which arrived the
other day at Victoria. :The •■bishop," who has
been in Chan-si for the past quarter of a century, says there.are gold fields in that district
in comparison with which the Klor dyke would
be as a candle to the sun. The Chinese have
been working the mines in a primitive way for
centuries and getting very good results, but
had they worked with the systems applied in
the Occidental they would have reaped a much
larger harvest. The Chinese miners do not
wash for the gold, but dig to bedrcck and pick
out what nuggets they see. They jealously
watch these diggings and no ll foreign devil,"
as the whitemen are called, is allowed to put a
pick in the earth. For years past, ever since
the Eraser River excitement of 185S, Chinese
have been placer mining in British Columbia.
Perhaps they do not know of the gold .fields of
their native laud. We could spare a few thousand of our Celestial friends just now. Oh,
for some enterprising individual to get up a
Chan-si boom !
'' How7 are we to account   for the present epidemic of suicide ?■■;'■   addressed to   the  leading
specialists of Paris,   says that   suicide has. become fashion able, and the spirit of imitation so
strong that different modes of self-destruction
are favored at different   times.       The   doctor ,
thinks that education is greatly  to   blame   in
the matter, aud adds :   ",We have  no  longer
anv religious belief; we educate our children
to become freethinkers, and  as  a  result   they
are   tired   Of life   before  they -know -what life
really is.     Nothing retains them to  this  life.
The}' have no hope, no fear,   and they   fancy
that duly   through   suicide   can  thev   obtain
an}7 relief from their petty troubles.'''
bills closely to see that they are not taken in.
Business men think that the new bills should
be recalled, and alterations made, whereby the
raising of ones to .fives by the means described
would-be rendered impossible.
President Elliott of Harvard; favors football. He does not think the grounds of argument for the legal prohibition of the game are
sufficient. That sericus and sometimes fatal
accidents are liable to. 'occur in hard fought
.contests he admits, but the professor points
to the, fact'tliat sericus accidents occur in'
baseball, boxing, fencing and gymnasium
games, and yet their suppression is never advocated. Rowing ar.d sailing are enjoyable
pastimes, and although there are drownings
ever}- year it does net seem to lessen the interest in rcvirg cr sailing. Ileie aie only two
'states-in the'union in which football is illegal.
Statistics go to prove that more-people over
100 years old are found in  mild climates than
in-"the  higher   altitudes.       According   to   the
last census of the German Empire, of a population of '55,coo,coo  only 78 have  passed the
1 both year.      Trance with a population of 40-
000, oco,   hT>s  213   'centenaries.      In   England
there are 146: Ireland, 587,  and  in  Scotland,
46.   Sweden has 10 aud Norway 23 ; Belgium,
5 ; Denmark, 2 ;   Switzerland,   rone.      Spain,
'with a population of 18,ceo,ceo,   has 401 persons over 100 yeais of.age.     Of the 2,250,000
inhabitants of Servia 575 -persons have  passed
' the century mark.     It is  said  that  the oldest
person living whose age   has been  proven   is
Bruno Cctrini, born in Africa, and now living
in Rio Janeiro.       Pie   is   now 150 years    old.
In this fair Canada  of ours  seme men   attain
great ages.     "Daddv" Hall,   who  lives   in   a
little cabin in the driving park at Ottawa, has
celebrated    his   114th   birthday.       "Daddy"
was born in the year 17S3.   He is a half breed
Indian   and   negro—-and   in   his youth   lived
with the Indians' on Walpole   Island   and the
adjoining    mainland. Although    he    mest
resembled the negro in features and hair, he
is a thorough Indian in his habits. He has
now his fourth wife and is the father oi nineteen children.
A lady who; lias had three husbands,
declares that marriage is not a failure, although
she has been three times a widow, and when
■ last;heard from was in deep mourning. , Her
husbands were all railroad men, and1 belonged
to railroad brotherhoods, and Were hence
entitled -to. certain benefits during life and
enjdyed the assurance that their -widow' and
orphans would be provided for. The first
husband'/was a . conductor, who "/died some
years back, and. his ■ widow received $4,500
. from the compa/i.y aud the Order of Railroad
Conductors.. The next was ah engineer, aud
lie in turn was ..-.killed, $2,500 following the
event.;. ' ' Again it., was an engineer, and the
dentil.benefit this time $2,500. It is safe to
say that the.: widow's'next spouse, if the proverbial superstition among railroaders does
not defeat,her gocd intentions, will also be a
railroad man. ; : .   ■.
A -chewing-gum tea   is the latest   and most
ridiculous   innovation.       Of course  it  is   an
American entertainment.     It is thus described
by one-who was there :
"The hostess sent out cards fcr 5 o'clock,
and there wrere a large number of personal responses. Great was the surprise when the
maid entered with a salver piled high with
bars of chewing gum. Each bar wastied with
a piece of delicately colored ribbon. The callers looked at each other in astonishment when
asked bv the hostess to select sticks of chewing
gum of the flavors most congenial to their individual tastes. They had but to obey, and
soon forty.fair jaws were   moving in a   rhvth-
-- ~J c/Z> -'
mic manner amid perfect silence.- The faces
of the chewers v. ore expressions that combined
sheepishness with mortification and amusement
After a few minutes the hostess called a halt,
and to each guest was handed a finger-bowl
half full of water and a small plate. ' The gum
chewers were then directed to moisten their
fingers in the water and to mould their masticated chunks of gum into what .-form their imaginations might suggest. The lady who
proved herself the best modeller received a
handsome prize."
There is little danger, we think, that chewing-gum teas will ever become very popular.
The operation of preparing the gum for modeling   necessitates   a  silence  that  is fatnl to the
success of a ladv convention
Dr. Dumontpallier,   member of the   French
academy of medicine, in answer to the question
Attention is called to the fact that the
ground work of the $1 bills of the. new dominion issue is the s.'Tiie as that of the revenue
stamps used on cigar boxes, aud by simply
cutting out a figure from the latter aud pasting it over the figure 1 of the bill, a five dollar
bill can be manufactured that will be accepted
ninety-nine times out of one hundred without
detection. . Several of such bills have been
passed.      People   should   examine five dollar
We have frequently referred to the necessity
for a Board of Trade in Nelson. During the
past couple of months we have had many
influential visitors, but there was no regularly
constituted body of representative citizens
ready to.meet them and enlighten them as to
the requirements of the district. In Rossland
it is altogether different. There they have a
Board of Trade, and when a public man drops
in on Rossland a committee from the Board
presents a list of grievances and this committee generally gets some kind of assurance
that the prayer of the petitioners will be
answered in due course of  time.      While the
M™"«'™'i«»"«MiWMmM twetmaa
Rosslanders may not get all they want, it is
fair to assume that they will get considerably
more than a city that refuses to go about
things in a proper manner, and when the
authorities do not give it what it wants its
citizens start growding. ' The complaint' of
many public men'who have visited Nelson is
that there appears to be no head, or tail to the
town. The fact is this plaice has fallen into
the deplorable condition of a one-man' town,
and while such a state of things continues 'we.
may not hope to keep up in the race of progress. .Could not a few of our ^citizens come
together and organize some kind of a representative body ? This is a matter that should
interest everybody who has the future of the
city at heart.
The time is now   approaching when Nelson
must, choose her   mayor   and   council for the
coming year.       As   yet    very    little   interest
has been   manifested- as to   who   shall   be entrusted with the   guardianship of the   city for
the new year.   This lethargic condition should
not prevail in a young western town.      It is  a
question of no-small importance this conduct of
civic affairs for the next year.      It may be the
turning point in our history, and it is a matter
of vital   interest   to every one   who   hopes   to
make his home here that  the best men be put
forward'.       In this article we   are not   finding
fault with what has already been accomplished.-
No one-will deny that   a vast   amount  of improvement has taken'place in  Nelson.     If our
progress has been commensurate with  our expenditure no great fault will be found with our
aldermanic body, but should it transpire that"
we have paid too'dearly   for our whistle,  then
it will be the duty of our citizens to avail themselves of the opportunity the ballot provides to
make a change in business all around.     If the
citizens   neglected   their duty   in this   respect
they w^oulcl be equally culpable with   the men
who   erred   in   the   administration   of   civic
affairs.      Just  now it is too early to say if the
cost of our municipal machiner}- has   been too
excessive. If the same economy that is usually
exercised in conducting a private business has
been   followed in   carrying   on   the   affairs   of
Nelson, no doubt our citizens  will   feel  gratified, and manifest their approval in the   usual
manner.       In   any event, now is the time   for
the citizens of Nelson to enter their  protest or
forever after hold their peace.    So far the only
person who has expressed a  determination   to
come before the people is the   present   incumbent of the mayoralty chair.
There is one thing in connection with the !
approaching election that is being discussed
very freely at the present time. For some
time an advertisement has been appearing in
the official paper of the city notifying those
citizens who are entitled to vote at the municipal election to register on or before November 30. It was stated that the qualifications
necessar}vr to register wrere that the applicant
must be either a property owner, householder
or license owner, and that a residence of one
year was absolutely necessary.      This was ac-
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cording- to the Act of.; 1896, but the fact that
the Act of 1896; was': changed last session to
accord property1 b w'heVs-t he-privilege of voting
providing they had--resided-'in' the municipality
for six rnOnths, seems to have' been overlooked
by the persons who' authorized the insertion
of the advertisement referred to. As a consequence, a large number of property/ owners
who have completed a six months' residence
are deprived of the privilege of voting. Depriving a subject of the right of exercising his
franchise when he is entitled, to it is a grave
matter,' and we have 110 doubt the courts would
take a very decided stand were the -case presented in due form. ....<-■'
'./...In the midst of its jubilation over the discovery of the Klondyke the Vancouver World
does not forget to say a good word about the
.Kootenay. In a late issue that paper points
out the remarkable progress of the Kootenay
country and expresses a determination to not
overlook an old friend for the new. The fact
is the outlook for this portion of British Columbia was never more encouraging than at
the present time, and the future of the country is assured. While the Victorians have
been going on a wild goose chase after the
Klondyke trade, .the solid men of the east have
been building up a trade right here in what
should be the territory of the coast. The
Vancouverites are also neglecting" their opportunities here, and tiiay,fmd out when it is too
late that a most productive field for operations
has heen lost to them. The Winnipeg wholesalers are working with might and main to
monopolize the Kootenay trade, and are exercising due wisdom in regarding the Klondyke
as an incidental proposition. We believe the
Victoria people are following a very narrow7
policy in their neglect of Kootenay. The
papers of that city appear to have lost sight
of the fact that there is such a .place as Kootenay in British Columbia, notwithstanding
the circumstance that this district was never
so prosperous as at the present moment. The
mining output is increasing, at a phenomenal
rate, merchants are transacting a large amount
of business and building is keeping up with
the extraordinary demand for substantial
structures for business and residence purposes.
According to a dispatch, the delay of Vancouver's city council in submitting a smelter
bonus by-law is seriously endangering the
prospect of its passing aud of the earl}- establishment in conseqence, of a smelter and refin -
eiy on Burrard Inlet. Local opinion, it is
said, once strongly in favor of the proposal,
is growing apathetic and man}' now state that
they will now vote against the by-law, in the
belief that Vancouver presents so many opportunities for smelting and refining as to render
the offer of a smelter bonus of $65,000 unnecessary to attract such an institution. Many
too, think the proposal of the great metal firm
of the Vivians of Swansea, South Wales, to establish sampling works at Vancouver, means
that that firm may in   due   course   establish a
j coast copper and gold smelter and refinery,
j and for this reason those wdio so think are
growing verv cold in regard to the smelter
bonus proposal, which -somehow also seems to
hang fire in London, Eng., the place of its
prmotion. ;
. Ex-Premier Flynn of Quebec does not
appear to take much stock in the recent visit
of Sir Wilfred Laurier   to  England.       In   the
/debate in the Quebec legislature ou the address
in reply to the speech from the throne,   -Hon.'
Mr. Flynn criticized Sir Wilfred and expressed
• the belief that he had a more brilliant than successful visit, and from the point of view of
preferential trade had been   a distinct failure.
The Christmas trade in Nelson promises to
be most satisfactory. The merchants' have
large stocks of goods, and report unusual
demand in every- line. In the fancy goods
trade Nelson can boast of two or three houses
the equal of any in British Columbia.
The fact that twenty-five or thirty copies of
this issue of The Economist were printed
with a date "November 31," ' must, not be
construed as meaning that this paper has
arranged a new calendar of its own, nor yet
must it be supposed that the month of November contains any more days in Nelson than it
does in any other part of the world. The
mistake- occurred by adding the figure 7 to 24
without taking into regard the name of the
month or the number of days. Twenty-five
or thirty papers were printed before the
mistake-was noticed. It was then decided to
return to the old system of counting thirty
days for the month of November; hence the
change to " December 1."
The Victoria Times has issued a special
number devoted to information concerning the
Klondyke. Considerable space is also given
to the mineral resources of the Province. The
edition will be read with interest by mining
men and others who hope to become mining-
The opening of the railroad to Slocan City-
marks another notch in the history of railroad
development in British Columbia. That the
people of Slocan City appreciate the benefits
that will result from the new line may lie inferred from the fact that they will give a banquet in honor of the event to-night. Ti-iu
Economist acknowledges the receipt of an invitation to participate in the festivities, and
joins in the hope that Slocan City with its
railroad connection may become a populous
and prosperous business center.
From sentences in a speech recently delivered by Hon. Edward Blake, at Strathroy,'
Out., it is inferred that the hon. gentleman
may return to Canadian public life. Mr.
Blake is one of the greatest of great Canadians, but he lacks in many ways the qualifications of a successful politician. In other
words, he is only a distinguished statesman.
When I first knew Gwendoline Gilbert I
very nearly fell in love with her. Gwendoline
Gilbert was Hygeia herself. She was a parson's daughter,; she hadn't a penny in the
world. Sir John Tomlinson was the member
for Ratcliff Highway and had made pots of
money by the adulteration of the poor man's
beer. He came, he saw, he conquered ; of
course he did. They were married : they
started on their honeymoon ; and I went to
Home Bay for a fortnight in a huff.
In spite of her beauty and her husband's
millions Gwendoline .was not altogether a
social success. "Look here, Lady- Tomiiii-
son," said Sir John (he always called her
Lady Tomlinson), "you don't shine in society; you're not a dancing woman, nor a
talking 'woman, nor a political woinau, and
you ain't literary. I wish to heaven you'd
develop some - sort of individuality of your
own, Lady Tomlinson."
Lady Tomlinson retired instantly to her
boudoir and had a good cry. For three whole
days did Lady Tomlinson brood and meditate, and then she sent for Mr. Pargiter, the
Mr. Pargiter hastened to present himself at
Palatial Crescent.   l. -  ■
/"Mr Pargiter,"  said  Lady Tomlinson,   "I
want to paint—I want to paint in oils."
"Oh, certainly, : Lady^ Tomlinson," said
Mr. Pargiter, and he smiled and rolled
his eyes aiid rubbed his hands, and
bowed. Mr, Pargiter was too much of
a gentleman ever to contradict a lady, besides being a popular art teacher with a highly
aristocratic connection. Therefore he would
have said " Oh, certainly," if Lady Tomlinson
had wanted to learn to dance on the slack wure.
" I want you to give me lessons, Mr. Pargiter," said Lady Tomlinson. " I mean to exhibit at the Royal Academy,' 'said Lady Tomlinson. I mean to be a distinguished amateur
and I want you to show me how and give me
lessons, Mr.Pargiter."
"Oh, certainly," said Mr. Pargiter.
'' Pray uame your terms,'' said 'Lady Tomlinson. " PvXpense is no object, but I want
the wdiole thing to be a secret from my husband and my friends."
Next day,  at  10   precisely,   a   four-wheeled
cab containing   Mr.   Pargiter,   a   large   easel,
several   canvasses,    numerous   brown    payer   j
parcels and a lay figure, drew up at the Tom- .';
linson's house in Palatial Crescent.     Mr. Par-   j
giter was shown at   once   into   her   ladyship's   j
boudoir. j
"Now, Mr. Pargiter,"  said   Lady   Tomlin- ■
sou when  she  had   welcomed   the artist,   "I j
should like you to paint me an ideal head." !
Mr. Pargiter stared at Lady Tomlinson and j
suggested that the usual   way   was   to   begin '
by drawing from what he called " the round " j
in charcoal. j
"Mr.    Partiger,"    said    Lady   Tomlinson, j
"you wouldn't refuse to  oblige   a  lady.     I'm
sure I shall learn much more easily by seeing
you wrork.     My^ idea you know, was that you
should paint, and I. should look   on—just  at
first, you know, till I get my hand in."
So Mr. Pargiter began to paint the bead of
a   rustic.       Mr.   Par giter was accustomed to
dispose of heads of this description to Wiggles,
the framemaker and picture dealer. ,
" I want you to  leave the background till
the very last,'' said Lady Tomlinson. ;
"Oh, certainly,*' replied the artist.
It  took  Mr.   Partiger   four   "sittings "   tot
finish that rustic head.      When   it  was quite
done he remarked  to   Lady   Tomlinson  that
there wras nothing more to do than to smudge
in a background of burnt sienna.
"That's where I come in," said Lady Tomlinson. " If you'll do the edge of the back-,
ground in all the little in-and-out places
round the edge, I'll finish it."
They carried out that simple programme.
"Now there's nothing left but to sign   it I
suppose?" said her ladyship.
" Exactly so," said Mr. Pargiter;, q'n'd. he
took a little squeeze of ivory black on the
point of a small brush and wTas about to affix
the magic name of Pargiter.
" Let me try," said her ladyship.   She took
the brush from Mr.  Pargiter's   hand   and   in
great sprawling letters she w^rote in the right
hand corner of the picture, ' Gwen Tomlinson.'   |
"Madam," said Mr.  Pargiter,   with  a   low   |
bowr,    when   she had   finished,    "you   are   a   |
genius." |
And then she placed an envelope in the ]
artist's hand. "I can trust you, Mr. Par- \
giter ?" she said in those soft, purring tones ;
of hers. I
Mr. Pargiter laid his hand upon his heart, i
gave Lady Tomlinson wrhat looked very like I
a wink and assured her, in solemn accents, j
that she could. -j
Two days afterward, Lady Tomlinson was !
" at home." I was there ; I am an art critic j
by profession, you know.. On a, green plush j
stood the rustic head in an eight inch gilt |
frame. c ■   |-
" What do you think of it, Mr. Scorcher?" j
bleated that innocent lamb? Lady Tomlinson, j
to me. "I've just got it home from my j
framemakers and it's the first of my efforts i
that I've, had the hardihood to show to iny j
friends." j
I compared it to Greuze. I said it reminded j
rne of Mme. Vig.ee le Brim and various other j
artists. Next spring they hung it at Burling- :
ton house ; they hung that Pargiter, and we ■
all went into ecstasies at the private show. j
Sir John Tomlinson is justly   proud   of his   \
wife.     She is an artistic light nowv    She  has
only got to take a young   artist by   the   hand   :
and his fortune's made. |
" I'm very fond of Lady  Tomlinson," said   •
Mr.     Pargiter   to   me the   other   day ;   '' she
throws a good deal of work in my way."
It is probable that Canada and the United i
States will agree to stop seal hunting in the ;
Behring Sea for a couple of seasons. j
The Economist is now7 in new quarters on
Vernon street, near Paul street, increasing
business necessitating a removal from the old
stand into a more, commodious building.
■v..-    Hogan's AidEY, Nov. 29.
Deer Tim,—I'm, purty well over the cowdd
I was telling ye about last week,   an'   tis   alb
the boys that was glad to see me round agin.
We have a Thanksgiving Day^  in this country ,
Tim, to give every won ov 11s a chance to give
thanks for good   harvists,   prospects,   health,
. wealth,' wether-j an' anything  else we- have a
m-oind  to.      Twas  011 Thursday ov last week
we had  it,   an'   everybody   I   met.'.-wid  towld
meself that ' they were thankful bekase I got
shut ov me cowdd so aisy.     We have a lot to
be thankful   for   in   Nelson—for   high soide-
walks that'll keep us out ov the mud be walking over thim,   an' out ov the rain be walking
under thim ; for a big new jail   that'll  howdd
all the prisonrs were ic ikely to have for years
to come ;  for electric lights thats  as  good as
any  tallow candle ;   for a fire   brigade   thats
made   up   ov won chief  an'   everybody   that
likes to go to blazes an' lend a hand ;  for the
roight ov walking the   streets   widout  being
ordered to get out ov the 'way be  biciclists ;
.for living a couple ov thbusant feet up  nearer
heaven  than -ye -are   in   o'uld Ireland ;   for a
'Klondyke ov our own here widout  having to
go to everlasting snow, an' for a  lot  ov  other
things  too   numerous   to   menshun.       Meself
■'whit out on   Thanksgiving Day wid' me coat-
collar turned up (for raisons ov  me  own), an'
a lot ov the boys I met   had  raisons   ov   their
own for doing the same thing.       I asked won
ov  thim  (an'   I  wont be after telling ye his
name either) what he  had his  collar up  for.
"Maybe tis   a  cowld ■ ye  have loike meself,"
says   I.      "No Larry," sayrs he, "its   worse
than that.     Me shurt was at the laundry an'
it got  burned.       That's the  raison," says he
" that  thim other chaps have their coat collars
up  too."      Faix, twas me own case, more-betoken,  Tim.
I -moight ov towld ye that  the laundry was
burned down the  other  noight,   an'  me   own
an' a lot ov other  gintlemen's  linen   wTent to
blazes.      Twas   a grate  foire entoirely, Tim.
The chief was there wid the hose an' all that,
but the boys wid tiie buckets did great work.
If every won  ov thim was trying to save his
own linen or his best girl's  muslins,  etc.,  he
couldn't work harder ; but  the building  went
up in flames,  Tim,   an'   so did   the   washing.
A big crowd was at the foire,. and the  Hume-
main building that I was telling ye about had
a close call.
There was there a young fellow oil led ilnrt,
Who vowed th>it he'd save his striped shun,
lie it said lo his fume.
He dashed into the (lame.
Hut was pulled out all covered wid durt.
Then up ciiinc our freud, Mickey .li.,
Looking after his jeans, do ye sec,
Whin a volume ov smoke,
Made poor Mike neari\ choke.
And lie sailed right around to tho lee.
Billy Itering was there wid his dog,
But he couldn't be seen in the fog,
Tare-an' ages, says lii.ll,
Cant they work wid a will ;
Tis as aisy 's to rowl off a log.
The mayor ov the city -was there,
Wid a look ov most abject despair,
" Loike Nelson ov owld,"
Says he, " -we'll make boAvlol
To fight the big tire, that I'll swear."
**M*^B8mmsmmiBm®BS&We8i """""""""—■mimi
The chief shouted.orders galore, "-./
An'wished h'cl aii organized corps,
"" Let/the blooming thing slide! " .
" Save the buildings each side! "
An' the boys couldn't do anymore.
An' the man of the new hotel stared,
■As the smoke curled up an' flames flared,
For says he," tis no joke      ,
If it goes up in smoke,
No insurance wid me to be shared."
John Chinaman looked on wid glee, .
" Belly good, tis st'eeme washee ;
Firee, smokee, high-yu,
Me ketch 'era, Li Chu,
, No more that won bad launderee."
Twas an awful burning up Tim, an' all  the
water did was to save the buildings on either
soide.     I could put it out meself if they'd only-
let me.     I'd bring up a' load ov, concentrated
moisture  that was sowld to me as fire-wood,
an' just dump it in, an' if it .wouldn't, put out
•the foire it 'd be acting  .different   to';" what.'it.
does in my stove.     Ail. the boys worked hard,
but there was too many  bosses.      Ov coorse,
we all have our own  ways  ov   doing   things,
an' bur own little faults an'   failings ;   we  can
see the what-ye-may-call-it in our nabor's eye
an'    cant    dissarn the   thing-a-ma-jig   in our
The dansing saison is set in, Tim, an' we're
having a great toime ov it.     The newest thing
• out is the Twirl  Yer   Partner   pclka   an' the
Larry Finn waltz.     Me frend Barney tells me
that   there   the   most  beautifu lie's t  music  he
ever played on his fiddle.     Ave dause them at
the Maple Leaf club.      We' re going to start a
Shamrock Club to encourage step dansing, an'
whin we get that up   wont meself  be happy !
There's nothing   loike a good   ould Irish  jig,
Tim,   to make   the floore talk.       The sailors'
hornpoipe isn't in it.     The only man in  town
that can danse a dacent   hornpoipe is   Mickey
Burns, for ye know Mickey went   to say for a.
long toime.       He w^as talking   to some of the
boys the   other noight   about his travels,   an'
says Mickey, says   he,  l' Whin  meself left off
say-fareing at Victoria I turned me attenshun
to unloading schooners, an' a fohie job it was
whoile it lasted."     " Plow- much wras there in
it—a couple ov dollars a day ?"   says   a   little
chap   in   the   corner.        " Naw,   a couple   ov
pints," says Mickey.      But they didn't  ketch
on.     "Is it aTongshore man  ye  was ?"   says
won   ov the   boys.     "Nav,"   says   Mickey,
says he, wid a twinkle  in   hi-?  eye,    "a   long-
glass man."      They calls a great big glass ov
beer a schooner, Tim.      He towld them some
great yearns about shipwracks he was in. Won
time, he sed, he was wrecked off the shore of
the   Sandwich   Islands,   an'  had   to   live   on
sandwiches an' oyster stew  for   two   months.
" What are ye giving us ?" says Billy Hering.
'c Where did   ye   get   the   milk  to  make the
stew ?"   " From the coca nuts," says Mickey,
says he, an' the laugh was on Billy ; " an' we
had missionary liver—more than you ever ate,
as long as ye're in the hotel business."   Well,
Tim, I'll be telling ye more ov Mickey's yarns
another toime,  so good  morrow   koindly till
next week.
Tarry Finn.
'..'' -' (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)
•■':■. The: general prosperity wdiich pervades the
province is making itself agreeably. felt in
Victoria just now. Men who have spent the
year in'tiie mining camps or in building up
the many Important towns, which have sprung
into existence in the mining centres, are returning to winter here, and all speak in glowing terms of the particular districts in which
they have been operating. Ainong the number are several from Nelson, /from whom I am.
glad to learn that the prospects of your city
and district never looked brighter. Preparations for the Christmas trade are already being
made and the general outlook is most encouraging.
The garbled reports we have received of the
conference just held at  Washington  over  the
sealing question are not very consolatory.   By
reading these accounts  one  would   be   led   to
believe   that   the   herds   were   being   rapidly-
exterminated, and that good,   generous  Uncle
Sam is prepared to make substantial sacrifices
that the dear creatures may  be spared.      Mr.
Laurier's   account   of the    conference   is   not
satisfactory either.      However, it is fairly apparent that an attempt, will be  made   to   prohibit the hunting of seals in the   Behring Sea
for probably a year or so.     Should suck action
be taken -it-will-be a serious  business  for Victoria.      S)  numerous   were   the   obstructions
placed in the way of sealers last season  that a
■ goodly number of the craft that engage in the
industry abandoned it,   in   the hope that more
satisfactory arrangements would prevail  next
year.      Things  are  not shaping in that direction iust at present.     Exoerienced sealers here
—men who have followed the herds for years
—assure me that there is no perceptible falling
off in numbers, and laugh at the figures which
the American experts furnished, or are said to
have    furnished,  the conference.       Our   men
aver that it is on shore the wholesale slaughter
takes place,   and not   without   the   prescribed
limits.   The arrangements made for governing
the operations of the hunters  have baen  lived
up to—although some of them  are   a?   foolish
as they are over-exacting—by our men.     It is
at the rookeries that the danger lies.      This is
what the  sealers   here   claim,   and   they   are
surely as much interested in  the  maintenance
of large herds as are the men   at  Washington.
It will be a bad dav for Victoria if the sealing
trade is shut down, as it is   one   of  our   chief
i   ^
recognized. Then there -are, many^of the old
legacies to be handed over to the new board-
such as the detective waterworks, :the atrocious
streets, etc., etc. Judging from-- present^/indications I do not think' the olcl competitibh
and enthusiasm will prevail-at: the forth conning
municipal elections. / " •   .:.
Bkacon Hill.
It is rumored that Gooderhams, of Toronto,
are negotiating for the purchase of the Heinz.e
smelter at Trail and. the narrow guage raihvay
between...that town and Rossland. The proposed deal is said to include all the rights,
privileges, grants and franchises held by Mr.
Heinze in the Kootenays. The Gooderhams
are the principal owners of, the War Eagle
mine, and are naturally anxious to control the
smelter and railway   thereto.
During the recent negotiations at Washington the -Canadians took the ground that if any
susDeiision of sealing was to occur it would be
inequitable to ask them to suspend   operations
in the outer waters while at the same time the
United States persisted in sealing in   the inner .
waters and on land.      The   contention   of the
United States was primarily for the suspension
of all pelagic sealing,   but under the  exigency
of the case it was felt that  if  a   suspension of
pelagic sealing could be secured, it  would; be
reasonable   to   concede   a  similar   suspension
within the United States territory.      It was in
this   form; that    the   final   propositions   took
shape.      The  American   proposition   includes
the Pribyloff islands in the  proposed one year
suspension, so that  if Canada   agrees   to   the
suspension it will apply to the islands as well
as to the high seas.      The  proposition follows
the recommendation of the Paris   court of  arbitration, which suggested   a Temporary   suspension of sealing on land and sea.
Try a bottle of the Nelson Wine Co's 4-Crown Scotch.
The only place wdiere you can buy a bottle of  first-class liquor ta a reasonable price is at the NelsonWine Co. *
Municipal politics are already astir ; the
ward politicians are making their forecasts.
Mr. Redfern has made a capital mayor, and
should be run for office again, it will take a
very strong man to beat him. The great
difficulty wdiich the incoming council will
have to face will be to provide ways and
means of satisfying the claimants in the Point
Bllice Bridge disaster, as the responsibility of
the city  in  this  matter is now very generally
By all means give the   Nelson Wine Co. a call-
good liquor.
-il you want
Whatever lmvy  be   the   late of the   sealing
negotiations  and the various preparations affecting the relations between the United States
and Canada,   says   a   Washington   correspondent, which have been   submitted  by and on
behalf of the Dominion, it has become evident
that the settlement of the northern  boundary-
question, which has been in part an  open  one
for more than a century, can not much longer be
safely delayed.     The question, so far as it relates to the charting of the boundary line which
traverses Lake Erie, is in a vague and unsatisfactory   condition,    wdiich   leads   to    frequent
trespass aud collision   of  authority,   and   the
same consequences result  from   the   fact   that
the boundary line between   the  United  States
aud   Great   Britain   from   the   north   shore of
Lake Superior to the Lake   of the Woods   has
never yet been surveyed or   marked  by   international agreement.       In   the   last congress a
joint resolution having both objects in view-
was favorably reported from the committee on
foreign affairs of the house but no action
taken. It is understood that a measure making an appropriation for an international boundary commission and survey to deal with this
question will lie pushed at the opening of the
coming session in order that there may be no
unnecessary delay in case the negotiations
now pending for such a commission and survey shall be brought to a successful conclusin.
,' The mayor and aldermen of Rossland have'
decided, to Idivide the city into 'three wards for
municipal purposes.
Mrf PL E.' Forster,   who' left his rancli hear
Kamloopsy a month: ago: 611; a hunting; expedition {". and wlio was supposed by  his friends  to
' have been lost,' hasdurned up all right.
Offers have been received by ilie Halcyon
Springs syndicate to put up bottling works at
the springsv hear .Golden, for the purpose of
exporting the waters, wdiich possess medicinal
properties, to the United States and Great Bri-
Theqpeople of. Fort Steele are -complaining-,
that their promised" public water ' supply has
not been furnished. 7 They w-ere to have had
it .early In the year,..but. now the season has so
far;adyaiiced.that npfhing can be done in the
matter until spring.
The Kickinghorse is.backed up so high with
ice thatit isTiearly leveLwith . the dykes, and
fears are entertained that the waters.will flood
Golden/. Some of the inhabitants tried to free
the.-ice •'by a few charges of dynamite, but without the:desired effect.-;-
Veterinary -Surgeon :o Hickingbottom attribute's the' recent '•■ outbreak ;of glanders in the
horse-s'of the-^Boundary/country to a livery,
stable^ at^Marcusp Wash.,- and a quarantine
has been placed -on .-all;, horses coming, into
British Columbia from the infected district,
Mr. L. A. Hamilton:, land comiuissioner of
the C. P, R./who has been over the Kootenays
in the interest of his company, reports some
fine 'agricultural, grazing and timber 'lands
within the land grants, for the Crow's Nest
Pass railway.- -These will be put on the market shortly.      '
The city clerk of Rossland has been served
.witlra writ of nisi, issued from justice MeColl
at'Vancouver, calling upon the city to appear
before him in that city to shew cause why
by-laws 15 and 17 should not be quashed.
The by-laws ' are these 'dealing1 with city
debentures. -
The North East Kootenay Miners' Association has been established at Golden. It has
been decided that the district in which the association shall operate.shall be that comprised
in the-Golden,'Donald and.Windermere ruining divisions ; that membership be open to anv
person resident in er having mining interests
in the district at the annual fee of £i. and that
the object of the association be the on: motion
of the mining interests of the district.
The people of Golden are calling noon the
government,-out of the ordinary grant to the
district, to construct a wagon read if cm Car- ]
bonate to-the North Fork of the Spillimacheen ;
as the chief-distributing centre for the.Mc-
Murdo district Middle and South Forks, Vermont and Copper Creeks ; also that a special
grant be made for the construction of a road-up
the Beaver valley to enable the Kootenay Consolidated Co. to ship ore, provided the government are satisfied the road will be used for
such purpose.
' Mayor Houston presided at the   meeting of
.the .city council on Monday.      Aid,   Fletcher,
Hillyer,   Teetzel,   Malon'ej   Dow   and  Giiker;
were also present.
j       A bill of $54-2.45   was   sent  in 'for the- re-/;
j   moval of 1 So cubic yards of rock, from Stanley
I., -street... ■'■■.
\      ,The mayor said  that   the-figures   did  -not-
i   agree with the figures of the Ht-y engineer.
Aid. Teetzel did not believe there was anything like 180 cubic feet of rock removed.
The mayor concurred, and said that several
attempts had been made to settle matters with
contractor McLean, but without effect. The
engineer said that about 100 yards of rock had
been removed. .-. ■ ■
The city engineer explained that some rock
had been taken out previous to the order of
the council to level the, street.
It was ultimately decided to refer "the matter
to the city engineer for report.
The mayor reported that when the road tax
b}--law came: into effect the city clerk found
that he could not make all the collections, and
the pound keeper and a man named Allen were
appointed to assist him. . The pound keeper
collected one tax, and the other man collected
$166 and turned in only ,$120. .;.
Aid. Fletcher asked if any arrangements
had been macle as to compensation. ;
The mayor replied in the negative. He
thought the amount paid for collecting the
dog rax would be that charged—12V2 percent.   ,
Aid. Fletcher thought the   man   should be
obliged to hand over the- amount  collected to   ;
the city, and the 1 let them   compensate  him.
Perhaps 15 per cent would be a fair allowance.
It was agreed to allow the collectors 12 '/2 \
per cent. ;
Accounts amounting to $2221 were received, j
and passed, as was also the 5 alary account for !
the month. |
Aid. Teetzel suggested that the fire hall j
should be provided with a good sized stove for ■
drying the hose. He was in the hall the other |
dav and noticed a. couple of  hundred   feet   of  ;
hose frozen on the ground. !
It was decided to arrange   for   heating   the   i
hall. ^ ;
A discussion ensued as  to  the   progress   of ;
the work of pipe laying   in   connection   with   j
the waterworks system.
The mayor explained that the weather
retarded the progress of the work, but the
more populous portions ot the city had been
attended to. There were also eleven hydrants
in position.
Some routine business having been disposed ,
of the council adjourned.
Charles Mitchell, a miner  employed on  the
Atlantic. Cable, near the O.K.,   was   hurt  the .'.
other day by a stone falling on him   while   he
was at work in the shaft..One legtwas broken.   '
Another route to the Yukon is proposed, byway of Prince Albert.     it is claimed that there   :
is oidy one short portage to be encountered by   ;
this route, and that   in other   respects it   possesses exceptional advantages.     All reads lead
to the Kloudvke.
The" government  auction  sale  of  279   lots,
located in 36 blocks, comprise   the   balance of
: the prbperty located, inv the .-cityv of  Nelson,
owned by the provincial ' government..    This
property will lie sold without reserve   on' the
15th December, at the .court house,   and   purchasers will have  an   opportunity   of buying
desirable property- in an open market without
any restrictions other than  being the   highest
bidder.      It is general.lv conceded that Nelson
has  further .'advanced: in   material   prosperity'
during the present year  than  has   any -other,
city    iii   the'   province.       The    consensus    of
opinion of persons whose 'knowledge is worth
considering, is that Nelson is the -commercial,-
center of this great Kootenay district,   having
the best competitive transportation   facilities,'
and is further not .dependent upon   its   mines
for its progress and prosperity.     Nelson is the
city of homes,  and those doing business in the
district give it preference as a place   to   locate
their families.     There were probably $20b,<-.oc'o.
worth of buildings erected during the past six
months, while the public works  of the  muni-,
cipality   will   probably   reach   $75,000   more.
These include water and sewer S3--stems, street
making and sidewalk   laying.      The   electric
lighting   company   has   increased its capacity:
and soon the streets of the city will be lighted.
The   Nelson  &   Fort   Sheppard   railway have
undertaken to build "a" railway depot at Mountain Station, just outside the city limits, where
mails are now delivered,   making  a saving   of
nearly- an hour by  the   change,   and   Latimer-
street is being graded to reach this point. The
building    of   the  Crow's   Nest railway,   now
under  construction,   is   materially'   increasing
the volume of business  and there   is  a feeling
of prosperity generally noticeable.     The shipments of high grade ore   to   the Hall   Mines
smelter from  outside  sources,   and mines  adjacent to the city, and  the   large  daily- output
from  the   Hall   Mines   themselves   (there are
270 men upon   their   pay   rolls  of  mines   and
smelter) is one of the  contributing   industries
of the city,   and  a   leading   enterprise  of  our
The opening of the Slocan branch of the
C. P. R. gives further business facilities for
trade and shortens, the time of travel to the
western points of the Slocan. Nelson is destined to be the local point of West Kootenay,
unrivalled as it is in its prosperous outlook, if
the citizens will be but true to themselves aud
prove their faith by their deeds in assisting in
its development.
Catalogues of this important auction sale
will be ready in the course of a few days, and.
intending purchasers will have ample time to
inspect the different parcels of land offered at
the sale, the terms of. which are favorable to
the public. In this government sale no values
have been placed upon any improvements,'nor'
have there been anv conditions named favoring
a-w person, so that every one has an equal
opportunity to secure a desirable location
upon which to erect a home.
The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors
Trv one hot t le.
andsome  and Appropriate  X'SVIAS   GIFTS.
Compare My Goods and Prices before Making Your Purchases.
Hard and Soft Goal for Domestic Purposes,
lacksmith Coal and Coke Contracts
made on application to
PS DRUG STORE, Kaufman Block, Baker St., Nelson IGAMBLE&O'REILLY, BaKerSt,, or WILSON & HARSHAW, Vernon St
Telephone No 35.
The smooth ice of last week brought out a
large number of skaters.       ,
: The Maple Leaf Club dance on Thanksgiving night was well attended.
There will be a sacred concert in the Episcopal church on Wednesday evening, December 8th.
James M. Bulger has twenty men employed
in building a scow for the C.P.R., 200x40
feet, for transferring cars on the lake.    '
The collections   in   the   Episcopal,   Presb3^-
..terian and .Methodist churches   next   Sunday
will be given to the Kootenay General Hospital.
The senior department of the public school
was closed down on Monday and Tuesday on
account of delay in placing the furnace in
J. Adams, foreman of the Fern mine, met
with a painful accident the other day. While
directing operations in the mine a piece of rock
fell, stricking him in'the face and. knocking
out six teeth, besides otherwise disfiguring
The I.O.G.T. will hold its  first meeting in
the Knights of Pythias   hall,   corner   Vernon
and   Josephine   streets, on   Saturday the 4th
inst., at 8 o'clock p.m.      All  members of the
order are invited to be present.—J. R. Green,
C. T.
The Provincial Government has divided the
school districts of the province into three divisions, with an inspector over each. W. Burns
has been appointed inspector over Yale, and
East and West Kootenay, with residence at
H. Macdonald, representing the Corbett-
Fitzsimmons variscope is in the city making
arrangements for the presentation of the views
of the celebrated pugilistic encounter. The
papers speak highly of this variscope exhibi-
bition. The dates in Nelson will probably be
December 2nd and 3rd, in Carney hall.
The Customhouse returns for Nelson for the
month of November show the total exports to
have been $831,672.       There  were 4,418 tons
of ore shipped,   value   $359,375;   855  tons  of
matte, value $436,517.      The mines represent
$824,370, the forest $1,832,   animals and   produce $9, and manufactures $5,461.      The gold
cleared totalled $300,574, copper $88,454, ^ea(I
$86,719, and silver $348,675.     There is a perceptible  falling off  as compared with the previous month, owing to   the fact   that the Hall   j
Mines   smelter was closed   down for a time to   ,
allow of repairs.
S. *M. Livingstone, of Deer Park, is in Nelson.
Hector McRae spent Thanksgiving Day in
the cit3^.
S.J. Mighton has returned from a business
trip to Rossland. &
A. C. Gait is in town. He came up from
Rossland last week.
Bruce White, a newspaper man of Slocan
City, was in the eit}^ this week.
Mrs. Ouinlau, wife of W. J. Ouinlan.   dent-
*"*mf ' +J ***** '
ist, arrived/from Victoria on Monday.
Sam Katz, Spokane, representing  the   New
York Packing Co., was in Nelson 3-esterda}-.
G. A. Keefer,   engineer   of  the   Alberta &
B.C. Exploration Co., was in Nelson on Saturday.
Mayuard Cowan, formerly of Victoria,   now
I   of Fort McLeod, N.W.T., spent Thanksgiving
Dav in Nelson.
An assay running $700 in gold is claimed
for the Bluebird, situate near Sicamous.
Hoisting machinery has been put in position and is now operating on the Velvet, in
the Rossland camp.
The Sunset property in the Similkameen
country is said to have been sold to Rossland
parties.     It is a copper proposition.
A telegram from Victoria announces that
the Seattle mining case has been settled out of
court.     This is a Grand Forks property.
The New Gold Fields of British Columbia
Co. are said to be in treaty for the purchase
of the Exchange group, near Slocan City.
The company managing the B. C. property,
near Greenwood are installing machine^ on
the works. Development will be pushed during: the winter.
A Klondyke party is being organized ai
Spokane, composed of Norwegians, who hope
to reach the gold fields on skis. It is the
most leasable plan yet proposed.
The Jumbo, near Rossland, is reported as
developing beyond expectations. The tunnel
is now in 640 feet, and a ledge 100 feet wide
has been encountered.
It is reported from Rossland that a deal has
been made whereby the British American Corporation, through Hon. C. H. Mackintosh,
has secured a controlling interest in the Josie.
Mr. Ashby, the Vancouver representative
bf a syndicate of English capitalists, has
bonded 12 claims on Coal Hill, Kamloops,
the Bonanza, Pot Hook and Cliff being--
amongst those included in the bond.
A dispatch from Seattle announces that
Edward. Bouche, a mining man of Rossland,
has been killed there.
A requisition is being circulated in Cariboo
in the interests of Joseph Hunter, M.P.P. for
Comox, to represent that district.
A sub-registry of the Supreme. Court of
British Columbia has been established at Rossland, with Fred Schofield in charge.
It is expected that the steamer Aorangi, due
at Vancouver on Saturday, will have 400 carcasses of Australian mutton 011  board.
The Kamloops Musical and Athletic Association are advertising for a man to act as boxing instructor. Verily they are fighters in
Kamloops, or will be—after a little training.
Action has been taken against Col. W. W.
D. Turner, president of the Le Roi Mining
Co.,' for $50,000 for the alienation of a wife's
affections. The plaintiff is Chas. F. Clough,
of Spokaue.
J. W. McCarthy, the marine who was arrested early Saturda}- morning on the charge
of assault and attempted robbery, ended his
troubles last night by cutting his throat in his
cell in the new jail at Trail.
As a result of 13 days' and 16 hours' operations at the Hall Mines smelter, ending Nov.
26, there were 3,283 tons of ore smelted, yielding 233 tons of matte, containing approximate^ 107 tons copper, 69,780 ozs. silver and
93 ozs. gold.
At Victoria on Monday Chief Justice Davie
refused to make the decree in the Matthews
divorce case absolute. He held that the English divorce law does not appl}r in this province, but allowed an appeal so that the issues
may be settled, if desired.
Mr. Ross Mackenzie, auditor of the C.P.R.
for the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass
railroad, died at the Phair hotel on Monday.
Deceased had been ailing for some time, having contracted a severe cold while travelling
from Macleod to Robson. Me was well and
favorably known, having travelled a great
deal over the C.P.R., and was ;«t one time
superintendent of the Niagara Falls & Park
Railway, and later on superintendent at Montreal of the C.P.R. In his younger days Mr.
Mackenzie was a noted lacrosse player. His
brother, Mr. A. B. Mackenzie, of Rossland.
has taken charge of the body which will be
conveyed to Toronto for interment.
BEAUTIFUL SNOW-shoes at$2.5o; heavy
all wool pants at $2.00 ; gum rubbers at prices
to match.—J. A. Gilker, P. O. store.
*$<&**mmmmMmam 8
A wave of morality- seems to be
sweeping over Paris. It is time.
"Jeanne Samary'.. who has not been
noted for prudishness, has just
started a " Theatre Blanc," or
theatre for young girls. The poor
''girls;have hitherto had no dramatic
temple in Paris whither they could
go. \Saixiou has also astonished the
Parisians by striking out, some
coarse expressions placed in the
mouths of the cit^eiines in his play
of '' Thermidor " at the Porte Saint-
Martin Theatre. These expressions
are supposed to squint at the maternity of Fabrienue, the young reli-
gieuse. Some yo.u.ng ladies of high
position in Paris wrote to the dramatist, telling him that these expressions prevented their parents
from allowing them to go to the
play, and requesting their excision.
The dramatist complied, and now
voung women can go to see "Ther-
shows that, notwithstanding their
natural turn for, speculation, it is restrained by the consciousness of responsibility. Much of their carelessness in rnoiiey matters is caused
by ignorance of them/; they are
" kept so short "by their husbands
that what the}^ do with the smrdl
sums he allows them does not seem
to signify, while they will risk all
to-double it; or the}- "know so, little
of their husband's affairs that, they
think he can afford expenses which,
in fact, are beyond his means. The
wives of the poor are, as James
Payn points out, far better providers for the household than their
h u sban ds if an y trust is re posed in
them, but not so Otherwise.
A writer in the San Francisco Argonaut is of the opinion that men,
as a rule, do not marry as readily
when times are hard as when thenar e flush. Even the announcements
of relief committees that the wants
of married men are to be supplied
Women engaged in business are before those of bachelors are con-
seldom bankrupt, according to the sidered, have failed to promote ma-
report of the English inspector- trimony, except among the foreig-
general of bankruptcy, and the ners, who, when they heard that
Spectator opines that this fact cor- | the city was employing married men
responds with the general impres- j at a dollar- a day, rushed off and
sion that they are less liable to ruin j proposed to the first girls they met.
themselves by too adventurous a j It may be, as girls say, that it costs
spirit. One would saw, on the con- ! no more to support two than one;
trary, that women in general are | but when the one finds it difficult to
eminently risky, aud disinclined to | secure support, he is naturally dis-
hedge, in all. matters, not excluding j inclined to make himself two.
monev. Many more women in j Marriage is always more or less of a
similar circumstances as to limited j gamble. A young couple marry on
income, are ruined by speculative ! what barely supports them, hoping
investments than men. ' Trustees ! that when new expenses must be in-
will tell you that it is their lady jcurred their income will increase, in
clients who are most eager to have 'proportion. In ordinary times, the
their money placed where there is j calculation is reasonable. But when
danger accompanied by larger gains./ waves of depression sweep over the
On the extravagance of fashionable j land, it is rash to assume that the re-
women, as to dress and jewelry, it | wards of labor are going to swell
is. not necessary to dwell : if they j year by year ; their tendency may be
are not often bankrupt themselves, I in the other direction. Times may
it is because they become so by j be harder next year than they are
proxy. The report, however, reflects j this ; and then what wall become of
the highest credit upon Women ;  it I the babies ?
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Rotseh and Dressed Lumber. Sash. Doors,
hingies. Etc,
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hi  premises latelv occupied   liv
A. McDonald iV.   Co.
In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
In the matter of the  Winding Up Act and in
the matter  of the  Nelson  Sawmill   Company, Limited. '
The Honorable Mr. Justice  Drake  has by an-
order dated the twenty-seventh day of Septern-        ■'**-. .:   -.    ■ ' .1     "****> W
ber, 1897, appointed Hugh K.. Cameron,  of the
city of Nelson, British ,Columbia, to be Official
Liquidator to the above named Company.
Dated, this (5th day of October, 1897.
t»       4     ^- w  •  i   ■»„  •.i^fS^^Mfi.i, I TCfOTlOE is herebv given that all placer claims
Deputy Di.stru.-t- Registrar at Nelson,  Bntish   1\|    and leaseholds Tcgally. .helct may be   laid
Qvernrnent Agent s OffsGe
Notice   of   Application to   Purchase   Land.
Sixty days afterdate the undersigned intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner- of Lands
and Works 16 'purchase the' undermentioned
tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay-
1-liverand on tho east bank of Sandy Creek ;
yjost planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay Kivor marked Northwest post running
40 cluiins south, then 40 chains east, then 40
chains north, thence to the starting point. 1(50
acres more or less.
David McCreatii.
Nelson, September 1st,1S97.
over from the date  of this notice  until 1st of
June, 1898.
Acting Gold Commissioner.   '
Nelson, IB. C 17th November, 1897.
Wotice    of  Application   for    Certificate   of
Titanic,Young, Grouse,Young American,Epoch
and Sultan Mineral claims,situate in the N el-
son Mining  Division of VN'est Kootenay Dis-
. ■.   trict, and located near  Burnt Creek, Aorth.
Fork of Salmon lii \ er
Take notice that 1, John A. Coryell, as  agent
for W. I-I.   Young,  free miner's certlJicate No.
87,584, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,
to "apply to the .mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for ,he purpose of  obtaining
crown grants of the above claims. And further
take notice that action, under section 87, must
be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 1st day of Septempcr, 1897.
Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate
U.-B.—L. 2018, G. 1—Mineral claim.
Situate   in   the   Kelson   Mining  Division
West Kootenay .District. r
Where located:—About one and one half
miles west from the Nelson and .Fort Sheppard
railway at 1Jall's water tank. ; ake notice that
I, W. A.-M.ac-donald, acting as agent for W. If.
Sherrod, Free Miner's Ceitiiicate No. 81998,
intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to
tiie Mining Recorder for a Certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be comtneneed before the
issuance of sucii Certi fi'-ate  of improvements.
Dated tliis 17th day of September, 1897.
W. A. Mao: onald.
"Un; aid taxes within  the  municipal limits
of the - ities of Nelson and hosslaud."
" As pr-.-vi 'ed by the Speedy Incorporation of
" Towns a-.X, 1897, a rateable portion of the
" real estate ia.-;es within the municipal limits
" of the cities ui Nelson- and Lossland for the
" year 1897, is payable to the respective niuni-
" eipaliti.es. In order that the Provincial as-
" sessment roll may be closed, in so far as re-
" lates to yjroperty assessed within said cities ;
"notice is hereby given th at unless all arrears
" of taxes due and payable on said .property
"are paid to the undersigned at Kaslo, on or
" before the 30th day of November, 1S97, the
"lands and.-property against ■.which taxes are
" then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ai-
" cordance with the provisions of tax sales 1111-
" der the Assessment Act."
' John Keen,
Assessor and Collector.
Dated this 4th clav of October, 1S97.
Notice   of   Application    for   Certificate    of
Kosa an:l Belle M ineral  claims, situate  in  the
Nelson iM ining invisiun of   West   Kootenay
District, and  located on  Skilet  Creek,   on
North Fork of Salmon Kiver.
Take notice that we, Alex, (ioyett'e, free miner's certificate,- So. 83,581, John A. Quinian, free
miner's  certificate   No.  1,844  A,   and  John A.
Coryell, free  miner's  certi Mdate   No. 81,209, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
te the mining record/-r   for  certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown
grants of tiie above claims.    And   furtlTer take
"notice that action, under  section   37,   must   be
com men. ed before the issuance of  such  certificates of improvement:-.
Dated this first day of September, 1897.
Assessment   Act  and   Provincial
Pursuant to the   '"Creditors'   Trust   Deeds
Act, 1890," and amending Acts.
Notice   is  hereby   given   that  Malcolm   McLachlan and Alexander Me Far lane,  of  Hall's
Siding, in the District,  of   West  Kootenay and
Province of .Bidtish. Columbia,   merchants, individually,  and  as    partners   comprising the
partnership business of McLachlan   A:  M*cFar-
lane,  have  by   deed   dated-the  9tii day of November,   1897.   assigned   all   their   personal estate, credits and effects, and all   their   real  estate to William Waldic, of the  city  of  Nelson,
in tiie said Province, book-keeper, in trust  for j
the bencht of  their creditors.    The  said  deed I
was executed by tiie said Mchachlan, the  said i
McFarlane, and by tiie said Waldic, on the said J
9th day of November, 1897. j
All persons having claims against the said |
Malcolm McLachlan and Alexander MeFar- j
lane, eit her as a partnership or against them !
personally, are required on or before the 10th \
day of December. 1897, to send to the said Wil- i
liam Waldic. as trustee, full particulars of the |
same, duly verified, together with par-!
ticiilars of any security' held by them. And
notice is hereby given that after the said lf>th ;
day of Ilceember, t he truMee will proceed to ;
distribute the assets among those creditors
whose (daiins have been lodged with him, and ;
that he will not be responsible after such dale :
for the assets so distributed or any part there- i
of. to any person or persons, (inn or corpora- I
tion, of whose debt or claim he shall not then i
have received notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be held at the :
law   ollice   of   Macdonald   (X:   Johnson,    Baker
street, Nelson. B. ('., on Wednesday, the 1st day ;
December. 1897, at the hour   of  2:30   o'clock   in !
the afternoon. I
Dated at Nelson. B. ('..   this Pith   dav   of   No-!
ber, 1897. ' j
Macdonald it Johnson-, l
Solicitors for William Waldic, the.said Trustee, i
Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.
NOT! C.F is hereby given, in accordance with
the Statutes, that Provincial Kevenue Tax and
all taxes levied, under the Assessment Act are
now due for the year 1897. All the above-
named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are
payable at my office, at' Kaslo, B. C. Assessed
taxes are collectible at the following rates,
viz. :—
Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed
value of real estate, other than wild land.
Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.
So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars tiie following rates,
namely, upon such excess, when the same is
not.more than ten thousand dollars, one and
one-quarter of one per cent; when such excels
is over ten thousand dollars and not more than
twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of
one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty
thousand dollars, one and three-quarters, of
one per cent.
Three   per    cent,   on
wild land.
If paid  on   or   before
1897 :
Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed
value of real estate, other than wild land.
One half of one per ceiit on the assessed value
of personal property.
Upon such excess*of income, when the same
is not more than ten thousand .dollars, one per
cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand
dollars, and not more than twenty thousand
dollars.-one and one-quarter of one' per (-cut.;
when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-hall" of one per cent.
Two and one-half per  cent,   on  'the assessed
value of wild land,
Provincial Revenue Tax. .$3.00 per capita.
John Kkfcn,
Assessor and Collector.
Kaslo, P>. C. 2nd September, 1897.
the  assessed  value   of
the  30th day of  June,
DUN  lie LI
Dominion a.
Land Surveyor
J 0!]
uusTom rioiise, nmm3
T. S. t;or!K
11.    Bl'KNKT.
.1.   II . Mod UKfiOR
Ui vJ) S1L 3
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Provincial!   and   Dominion   Land  Surveyors and Civil Engineers.
Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for nervous debility. The medical profession recommend it : $~\'.'2o per quart bottle at the Nelson
Wine Co. *
Agents for  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and
stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.
-    -   British Columbia
A-E3f¥SW7 s#
At the last meeting of the British
Medical Association but one, the
discussion on iieaurasthenia and its
treatment was introduced by Dr.
Savage in the following words :
"What is iieaurasthenia ? There
was once a professor who . being
asked what he knew, upon -a certain
subject, replied, ' Nothing ; I have ,
not even lectured on it
)     5  )      <
■Dr. Dale was undoubtedly one of
the most genial: of men; At ' a
dinner party which he attended
after Irs return from Australia,
he was full of happy memories' of
his visit. ,'' His old friend Charles
Vince was. going home one evening,
when he Gcame across a drunken
man in the gutter. The kindly,
divine tried to raise the fallen man
to his feet. But the drunkard looking up and seeing who it was that
was taking so much trouble, said,
' Don't trouble, M.. Vince, don't
-trouble. I don't b'long to you—-I
b'long to Dr.   Dale.'
ever will be persuaded to tackle a
stew made from a bitter partisan."
Mrs. X.—" So the Jones-Browns
are , going abroad. How do you
think the news will be received ?"
Mr, X.—-" With universal satisfaction and many expressions of re-'
gret. "'■'-.;        '
Irishman (at telephone)—" Sind
me up tree bales of hay and wa:i
bag of oats." Feed-dealer---" All
rigiit. Who for?" Irishman—
" There now, don't get gay. For
the horse, avcoorse. "■
SpeoiaSValoes in Typewriter and Office Suppfles-
rug- an
K.   vO.,
pi '
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■g^i ,£3k fp® I
•Every Pair Goarantesd to Have Cork Soles
Enormous Sal
real Reductions
This shoe has an organ of respiration; the air enters two eyelets at the back of the shoe three inches above the heel, and
passes down a small tube and enters a channel formed between
the inner and outer sole which is perforated directry under the
foot. The weight of the body going from one foot to the other
produces a circulation of air, thus keeping the feet 'dry." The
shoe will-wear longer owing to the perspiration- not rotting the
leather. ■'.-°  "■
"Ir is well known that a man ma)''
not marry his grandmother, and
yet says a correspondent, I am ac-
cpaainted with a gentleman who. did
lead his grandmamma to the altar—
the said lady being both 3^oung and
pretty. This is how it came about :
Grand papa had a daughter, who
married a widower with three
grown-up sons, long before she was
provided with a stepmother. When
he died, his widow espoused one of
the said sons, thereby becoming her
own grandchild—at least, I suppose
so, only .one is apt to get a trifle
mixed in these relationships.
'ui on on
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hi I OiuUrt hc.5 i kdu^yfi
c - '■
Opened under new management
Everything First-Class;
■■White Labor Only Employed' .
GIVE  ME. A  CAL   .
F. J, VAN BUREN,  Prop.
Mian Class Suits Made in the
Latest Styles.
i A  Magni(iceilt Idnc of Secteh Tweeds   and Worsted,
-j and    West   of   England 'Trouserings,   Suitable  Tor
Spring  wear.    A   sper.ial feature  of  Fancy Worsted
I Suitings... : :.......
T5—^ TT~~^h   17 "4.   W
Q_£   ©
aker St., Nelson, B, C.
A country clergyman in Kincardineshire kept a young servant
lad. One Sunday morning before
service he gave him his orders about
dinner: "Go to neighbor David
and ask him from me to let me have
some tripe on credit, and then prepare me a nice plateful." The lad
did,as he was told, and the clergyman went to conduct the service.
As he stood in the pulpit he called
out in the middle of his sermon :
" And on this subject, brethren,
what does David say ?" At that
moment his little valet stepped into
the church, and, in the belief that
his master was addressing him, he
replied: "Please, sir, he says:
* No money, no tripe.' "
Issa W #%<£^
hzm Jh
^ l&sa
Room 6,
Nelson, B. C,
aker   Street,   Opposite   Kirkpatrick   '&   Wilson's.
Why    did    Joshua
'" Tom-
cause the sun to stand still ?
my—" I guess it didn't agree with
his watch."
Excited traveler—
"Can I catch
the four o'clock express for Buffalo ?" Railroad official (calmly)
— "That depends upon how fast
you can run. It started thirteen
minutes ago."
' 'This is positively the last time,''
muttered the King of Mowpka,
making a very wry face,    "that   I
Leave   your orders    with    Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Nelson, B. C.
P. O. box 189.
61UO I.   Uh^y^LL?
^fts^^-. ^° ntractor.
25    Years'    Practical     Experience.
Oflire Ward SI.. near Court House. Nelson, Ii. ('
olesale and Retail
I a
Head Office:
Nelson,  B, C.
Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three   Forks,
Sandon,  Rossland and Trail
A large number of business lots for sale. Also
business blocks on Baker,
Vernon and other streets.
Residential lots aud houses
lor sale in addition A and
other parts of the city.
Baker Street,   Nelson.
Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry
and Cured ?vleats.
The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.
All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full
stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     Per   prices write or wire
.Jo RUSSELL, Mot Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co
sr™w I.O
Private Bills.
'Excerpt fuom Kules and Orders relating  to
Private Bills.
Rule 59.
ALL APPLrICA.TIO.NS for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the Legislative Assembly of; British Columbia, within
the purview of the "British North America
Act, 1SG7, " whether-for the erection of a Bridge,
the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Koa 1, or Telegraph or* Telephone* line; the
construction or improvement of a Horbour,
Canal, Lock, Dam, c-Jide, or other like work ;
the granting of a right of Ferry ; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any
Joint Stock Company; or otherwise for granting
to any individual or individuals any exclusive
or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or
for cloing any matter or thing which in its
operation would effect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class
of the community, .or. for malcing any amendment of a.like nature to any former Act,—shall
require a Notice clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and object of the application
and, where the application refers to any proposed work,-indicating: generally the location
of the work, and signed by or on behalf of the
a^/Tiuauio, oucu nvlu-.u iu. be published as folio ,\'S :—*
In.tne British Columbia Gazette, and in one
newspaper published in the district affected, or
if there be no newspaper published "."therein,
then in a newspaper in the next nearest District in which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be ^continued in each case
for a period of at lerst" six weeks, during/the
interval of time between the close of the
next preceding Session and the consideration of the Petition, and copies of such notice
shall be sent by the parties inserting such no-
Mouse 40   be   filed
the   Committee   on
tice to the Clerk of the
amongst tiie records of
Standing Orders.
57. No Petition for any Private Bill shall be received by the House after first ten days of each
.Session, nor may any Private Bill be presented
to the House after tiie lirst three weeks of each
Session, nor.-.may  any Report of any Standing-
or Select Committee upon a Private Bill be received after the first four weeks of each Session,
and no Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule   shall  be entertained by the
House until;; same has been reported on by the
Committee on Standing urders, or after  reference made thereof at a previous sitting  of the
House   to  the Standing Committees  charged
with codsideration of Private Bilus,  who  shall
report •■■thereon to the House.    An.I if this .Rule
shall  bd .suspended or ■ modified as  aforesaid
the promoters of any Private Bill which is.prd-
s jnted after the time hereinbefore  limited, or
for which'tne Petition has been received  after
time hereinbefore limited, shall in either case
pa., d juble  fees required as herein mentioned,
unless the House shall order  to  the  contrarv.
Any person seeking to obtain any Private Bill
shall deposit with the Clerk oi the House, eight
days before tne opening of the Session, a printed
copy oi sacti Bill, a copy  of the  Petition to be
presented' to the House, together with   the notices published.    At the time of depositing the
.Bill, tne applicant shall also pay to   the Clerk
of tue llou.'-e a sum of  three   hundred   dollars,
if a copy of tiaC Bill, Petition and notices  shall
not have been so deposited in the hands of the
Clerk of the House,  at  least  eight days before
tue opening of the Session, and if the "Petition
has not  been  presented wTnin  tne  first  ten
days of the Session, tne  amount  to  be paid to
the Clerk shall be six hundred  dollars.    Ii the
Bill shall not pass second reading one-half of
the fees shall be returned.
CO. Before any Petition, praying for leave to
bring in a Private Bill for the erection of a Toll
Bridge, is received, by the House, the person
or persons intending to pet tion for such Bill
shall, upon giving the notice prescribed b ••
rule 59, also at the same tiimj and in the lame
manner, give nocice ui the rates which tiies intend to a.-k, tue extent of the privilege," the
height of tne arches, the intervals bctAveen tiie
abutments or piers for the passage of rafts and
vessels, and mentioning also whether they intend to erect a draw-bridge or not, and the dimensions of the same.
til. All Private Bills for Acts of incorparation
shall be so framed as to. incorporate by refer-
ancethe clauses of the (icneral Acts relating
to the details to be provided for by such Bills":
Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle, or for
tiie introduction of other provisions a< to such
detail-, and a note shall be appended to the
Bill indicating the provisions thereof in which
the Cencral Act is proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed in accordance
with this Pule shall be re-o.ist by the promoters
and re-printed at their ex pensj before any
Committee passes nwm the clauses.
fio. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the
parties applying for the same, and printed in
Small Pica type, twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on
good paper, "in imperial octavo form, each page
when folded measuring 10/t inches by 71/ inches.
There shall be a marginal number'every fifth
line,of each page ; the numbering of the lines
is not to run on through the Bill .""but the lines
of each page are'--to be mim-bered separately.
One hundred oclfdes-of each Bill shall, be deposited with the Clerk of the House immediately before the first reading. If amendments
are made to any Bill during its progress before the Committee on Private Bills, or through
the House, such Bill shall be re;.rintei by the
promoters thereo'".
Dated Kith >ovciiilcr. 1.SU7.
Clerk. Legislative   As^eniblv.
A;.marvellous feat of memory was
displayed at a recent, concert in
Lo/.don, by Mile Ella Pancera, a
clever young pianist, who played
from memory three concertos-by
Greig, Chopin and Liszt respectively, and in response to an encore
ga\ e Eiszt's " Campanella."
•When Beethoven and Louis
Spohr were young musicians struggling to provide the necessaries of
life, fortune did not always smile
upon their effort?.' They both went
co the same restaurant f< r meals,
and it was thus that they met and
formed a lifelong, friendship.- In
the early days of their acquaintance
Beethoven was' absent-.from the
dinner table several times in succession, but appeared again after
the lapse of several days. Spohr
was pleased to see him and greeted
him henrtily.. "I hope yon were
not ill," he said. " No," replied
Beethoven, '* I was not ill, but rny
boots were, 'aiid as I have only one
pair I had to stav at home."
£ ^ K % A   ^7-\ M SS    „
Mrs. M or ley is prepared to
receive pupils for piano,
violin '.or organ. For
terms apply at residence,
Silica .street, or
Thomson   Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Melson.
W Hg9 lit
For Oysters in any style, Clam
.Chowder, 'short 'Orders. The
beT- Coffee in Ioavu. .Ne.\t to
Tremom Motel. Baker-street.
lH|H   fs „ g g I »
%  fi   S*   Y-  '?i     U  h iS   is
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& a
P    1   tffllff    I
g .-; sj
Washing and Ironing very good.
Clothes called for and delivered
/—Victoria   Street. Rear
of  Fire Hall.
r "1
All kinds of Watches,   Clocks,   Spectacles   and   Eye-glasses  FOR
b      a
Fork Guarantegd,
iyes Tested Free of Charge
I      MM
McKillop Block,  Baker St.
All  work   guaranteed   or money refunded.   Latest
machinery and  everything up to  date.   Sight tested
■ free.   .Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses,
miners'glasses, etc.
Owing to our ■■stead}'' increase of trade, we have been obliged to add
to our already well assorted stock, another consignment of Tweeds,
Worsteds and Irish Frieze in order to  be   prepared for the winter trade.
Opposite Queen's Hotel.
Wagon Avork and Blaeksmithing in all its Branches.
H. A.   PROSSER,   Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.
Is fast becoming a social as well as a mining and business
centre. The many social, political, church and club banquets held the past few weeks attest this fact. The fine
glass and chinaware so conspicuous at most of these functions was furnished by
The largest dealers in these lines   in   the   district,
also furnish the choicest teas, coffee and groceries. THE NEESON ECONOMIST.
Under  instructions from the Hon. Gr. B. Martin,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Will Sell at the COURT HOUSE, Ward Street, on
Situate  within  the Municipality  of the City  of
Being the remaining Lots unsold at the sale held on the 7th day of October, 1897.
ALL, the Lots will be sold WITHOUT RESERVE, and no values will be placed on any improvements.
Squatters having improvements on any lot, who may not be purchasers will be allowed FOURTEEN
DAYS' time from the date of sale to remove their improvements.
TERMS OF SALE—One-third Cash ; one-third three months ; one-third six months. Interest on deferred payments at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum.
CROWN GRANTS—Five dollars each at the expense of the purchasers.
m, Kootenay, B.C., 23rd November, 1897. rc^ff*^jliyiJj^yt,"L*'j i j
an •e.'xtrr .>f..<^>^..,
A large stock of all grades
from /the best makers. We
can sell yon any kind of a pipe
Brokers and manufacturers Agents.
Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,
Wheat Manna, W.'J. Pendray's Soaps, M. Rf Smith & Co's
Biscuits, Etc.
NELSON, B. C/ P. O. Box 498.
5 tore.
Uv <-
In order to make   room   for   our
we will offer our shoes at greatly
reduced prices from now until the
New Year.
Criterion Saw Sets, Ice Creepers,
Coal Oil Stoves, Queen Stoves,
"Warrior Stoves and Ranges.
The season for
upon us, and we are
to inform our pa-
that we are to hand
having j ust received direct from
is now
t ro 11 s
with it
luring &
n 5
Two cars of their celebrated STOVES and RANGES, which we are
offering at exceptionally low prices. We have also a full stock of all
sizes of QUEEN HEATERS.     Give us a call.     Satisfaction guaranteed
Telephone 21.
aker Street, Nelson, B. C.
Lnr-"^ 1 initit- "■"~" *""
^-rm^jm:.^.,' --]■ ■r«-r,'*"M-M frj*-^^! ■^»i*^OB^«>.Tlr*M..-i,i
v7" V X7" "V
Strong Bakers,
Chop.    ..
The Okanagan Fiour W\\\s Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.
Give this Flour u Trial before passing an opinion.
Will keep a full line of Ladies'., Gents'/ Misses' and Childrens'
j Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, which will be sold at bottom prices. Spe-
i cial attention to making and reDairing.


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