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 VOI..  I  NELSON,  B.C.,  FRIDAY/JULY   ,8   1898.  NO.  54-  THE NEL SO N ECO NO fl I S T.  Issued at the city of Nelson, B. C.  P. J. O'REn.Lv ..........'................... ...���'.'.  Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  .......  1.50  ��ne Year to Great Britain.-.,.    .................  If paid in advance..   ..'...:. 2.50  .......  2 00  Remit  by  Express, Money   Order,   Draft,  Registered* Letter.  P. 0.  Order,  or  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  nolioited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only,  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  It is safe to assume th t every voter has his  mind made up by this time as to which of the  two candidates in the field for the representation of this district in the provincial legislature he will vote for. The choice lies between  A. S. Farwell, who seeks support as an Independent, and J. Fred Hume, whose claims are.  that he is in opposition  ment.  to the  Turner govern-  Shall we Inve party politics as our support,  or Kootenay's cause as pur motto ? This is  practically the point to be decided. If the  people are in favor of party politics of the  opposition and obstruction order, then Mr. J.  Fred Hume will be their choice, and a very  happ}^ choice he will be, as; there is no man in  the country to whom he would play second  fiddle in the Opposition string band. But the  music played by the Opposition band at Victoria does not charm us up here in the Koot-  enays. Mn Hume regularly attends the  practices and the performances, but he is never  entrusted with a solo part. We want a soloist  down there.  The local Oppositionists in their strained  endeavors to injure the candidature of A. S.  Farwell and boost that of his opponent, J.  Fred Hume, have to import into the issue all  sorts of extraneous and irrelevant matter. A  five cent per hour reduction in the wages of  laborers employed in a local mining concern is  advanced as an argument in favor of a change  of government. But this is logical as compared with' other reasons assigned as to why  the Turner Government should step down and  the : government be put  in.     It is  necessary  to   leave  the   blank, as we do not  wish to offend the sensibilities   of any of the  many aspirants to the leadership of the Opposition. Some of the party favor a Cotton  leader, others would be led by a Martin, and  many favor Robert Bevan or one or other of  the half-a dozen leaders now wrangling, for  office. Mr. Hume has not announced which  leader he favors, but any old thing would suit  him so long as it bears the   Opposition  brand.  A, S. Farwell has lived for thirty years in  this province, the last nine of which he has  spent in Nelson. Could his record be assailed  would his opponents spare  him ?     Not much.  In marking your ballot tomorrow this is the  way to do it, to secure the return of A. S.  Farwell the Independent candidate, who puts  Kootenay before party :  In casting your vote for Farwell you have  done your duty, and every man owes a duty  to his country.  Both Mr. Farwell and Mr. Hume are as  well known as they are highly respected.  The good intentions of either men are not for  a moment doubted, nor is their willingness to  serve the district faithfully questioned. But  the means adopted by these gentlemen to  attain the same end are widely different. The  one. Mr. Farwell, stands on his own merits,  and simply says : " If you believe in my honesty and sincerity I am willing- to represent  vou, but I will   not be   bound   by   any   party  ties. If the government do what I consider  right by this district I will support them, but  not otherwise. I will support any measure  introduced by the Opposition calculated to  benefit my constituency, and will be for  Kootenay first, last and all the time." Mr.  Hume, an the other hand, seeks re-election on  strictly party lines. He is pledged to support  the Opposition through thick and thin and  oppose the Government on every possible occasion. He is for party first and Kootenay���  well, any time his ..party happen to direct their  attention this way.  Betting in Rossland is two to one in favor of  | John MbKane. The same figures prevail at  Kaslo in favor of Retallack, but in Nelson the  Opposition are only offering a 5 cent loaf of  Joy's bread to a five-dollar bill of Independent  raonev.  Mr. Hume says it was inhuman on the part  of his friends (?) to press him into the contest.  It is cruel to goad a willing horse, and Mr.  Hume    has   borne   the    party    burdens    long  enough  " If returned," says Mr. Farwell (his address will be found in another column) "I  pledge myself to work to the best of my ability to secure a local expenditure of public  monies in proportion to the revenue collected  in the district, and to ensure such expenditure  being laid out to the best possible advantage."  There is a business ring about this which is  not heard from the Opposition platform.  What have the Opposition party, or Mr.  Hume, as an individual member of the party,  done for this electoral district? Nothing.  Then why do anything- to perpetuate their  existence in politics ? The Lord helps these  who help themselves.  If Kootenay's cause is that which affects us,  then we must send as our representative to the  local legislature a man who will not be bound  by party, but who is pledged to Kootenay.  While the people of this district have a natural  interest in all that pertains to the welfare of  the province as a whole, they are more intimately concerned with their own particular  section. The cities of the Coast will be well  represented on the floor of the house by men  w7ho raa3' be relied upon to look after all that  concerns the cities of the Coast. Is it not  time that the cities of the interior should bestir  and assert themselves that their wants and the  peculiar wants of the rich mineral and agricultural   country   surrounding   them   may be  ��Mi'JJ',ujiarojlt��KI��^mgcwiMH.H��a.u��Biiu:��MK��iuM^  msma^n^v^w THK NELSON ECONOMIST  ��� I  fearlessly and/independently pressed to the  front ? How is this end to be accomplished if  not b}r selecting representatives vyho will command respect and disassociate themselves  from, a 'party in whom the country has no confidence ? If the people believed the Opposition party would.serve the country, that  party would be put in power. But have the  people shown any confidence in the Oppositionists? Have the members of the Opposition shown any confidence in themselves?  Is this district likely to get more by avowed  opposition than it can hope to obtain through  honest concord with any party or indvidual  whose object is our well-being?  War news is more livelv of late. A battle  has at last taken place near Santiago, in which  1,000 American troops are said to ha/e been  killed, and "the enemy's loss was very  heavy." This was h military engagement,  but there was also a naval encounter during  which the Spanish fleet wTas obliterated. A  few more decisive battles such as this will hasten the close of hostilities.  A decive battle will be fought in this province tomorrow, but there is no doubt that the  Turner government will be sustained. The  enemy have been skirmishing for a long dme,  but they are badly disciplined and poorly- officered, nor is their heart in their work.  All who care to be on the winning side will  vote for A. S. Farwell tomorrow. Everybody  should vote. " Let the victory be a decisive  one," as the Mayor of Nelson said to the Manager of the Electric Light Co., when b}'-law  No. 34 was before the people.  The Chicago newspapers were  as happy at  manufacturing  sensational   war   news   >-s the  rest of the  American  pre^s, and   when  a real  battle took place  the   other   day the Chicago  papers   did   not   publish.     The   news   of   the  battle   reached   them   in   due   course, but the  stereotypers'     union    also    heard    of   it    and  resolved   that   it  would  be a favorable opportunity   to   go   on  strike.     The stereotypers���  whose    services    are    indispensable   in    l^rge  establishments���accordingly   demanded     that  their wages be increased   from $3.25   per day  to   $4,   and   that   the   working  day be seven  hours   instead   of eight   hours.     The demand  was not granted by the offices, the mendid  not  return to work, and there were no newspapers  issued in Chicago  on  Saturday   last.     It is a  pity- that these men should make such an exhibition of their tyranny.     Very little sympathy-  is   accorded   them,   and   they clearly deserve  none.  The Le Roi boarding-house is out of business, and not a day too soon. The Truck Act  of last session is a death-blow to such institutions. As the place was run for the profit of  the Le Roi Co., and not for the convenience of  the men. the latter will benefit by the change.  If the boarding-house was the convenience the  mining company claimed it to be, it would  still be   open.     But   the   men   were  forced to  board there, to pay the charges imposed, and  to submit to these charges being deducted  from their wages. The whole concern was an  American outfit, and it is stated that even the  provisions consumed were brought in from the  other side" of the boundary line, so that not a  cent, if possible, should be spent in the country where the* wealth was being made. Men  employed at the mine can now board where  they will1; and fully realize the freedom enjoyed  in this countrv.  It ma>r interest sonle of our readers to know  that the Mikado has appointed the following  cabinet as successors to the Marquis Ito and  his colleagues, who have resigned their positions: Count Itagaki, Minister of the Interior;  M. Oishi, Minister of Agriculture and Commerce : MV Y. Hayachi, Minister of Communications : M. Ohigashi, Minister of Justice ;  M. Y. Osaki, Minister of Education. We are  not acquainted with any of the gentlemen, but  we have no doubt the selection is a wise one.  The minister of communications, whose name  is suggestive of a cold in the head, might possibly be M. Ohigashi's private secretary���but  even the duties of such an office are nothing  to sneeze at.  We will pay the sum of 10 cents to the first  person who sends i n the correct solution of the  following  Friends cannot turn it.  : Nor enemies cow it,  Hut a handful of dollars  Can easily Jow it.  The   Ottawa   Board   of   Trade   have   been  inquiring into the  lead   mining   and smelting  industry,  and   have   come  to   the   conclusion  that the operation of the Diugley tariff in the  United States lias practically closed the market  to Canadian lead, except in   the   form   of ore,  and stopped the mining  of  low   grade   silver-  lead ores, which, under  favorable   conditions,  might be worked at a  profit   in   this, country.  The   board   have   passed   a resolution calling  upon the Dominion government to thoroughly  investigate    the    matter,   by   commission   or  otherwise, with a view to affording the silver-  lead   mining   interests   of   Canada   the   relief  asked for and *' encouraging an   industry that  promises to add materially to the   wealth and  importance of the Dominion." This resolution  is   the   outcome' of  representations from this  district.    The matter is one which  mieht well  be   brought   before the   commission   to sit at  Quebec   and   arrange   for   the   settlement   of  points   of dispute   between   Canada    and the  United States.     We observe that the  question  of tariff is among the subjects to   be discussed.  Send A. S. Farwell to the Legislature and  he will not ask favors but demand rig-fits. He  can speak with authority as to the wants of  Kootenay, and his representations will bef  respected. He is unhampered 03- part/y alliances, aud can afford to be thoroughly independent.  Every man can consistently vote   for   A.  S.  Farwell.     Mr.   Hume's   warmest   supporters  have to acknowledge that Mr. Farwell is well  qualified for the honorable   position he seeks,  and their only objection to him is that he will  hot pledge himself to oppose the Turner government on all occasions.     Such an undertaking   would   be   unreasonable.     If the Turner  government   does    not   act   fair   and   square  towards   Kootenay   it   will   meet   from   A. S.  Farwell bitter opposition.     On the other hand,  should the district be   liberally   treated, those  according this liberal treatment will have his  warmest support.  Mr. Farwell, in his address to the electors,  says :  "I consider that the time has arrived when  all  the   Kootenay   members   should join    in  advocating measures   for the   benefit   of  this  district   as   a  whole, and for its special hid us.-..  tryv without regard to party."  Most men will agree with this sentiment,  and the}' will mark their ballot for A. S. Far-  well.  We observe that a great deal of city work is  now being done by day labor. Of course this  fact will not prevent the laborers from Voting  ������it may possibly have quite the opposite  effect.  No man has eyer sought the suffrages of the  electors of Kootenay who has a cleaner record  or is better versed in the public requirements  of the district than A. S. Farwell, the Independent candidate in the Nelson riding: In  addition to this Mr. Farwell is a man of unquestioned ability and thoroughly independent  and fearless. He will represent the Nelson  division as it has never before been represented.-���Rossland Miner.  City Engineer McCulloch has at last handed  in his report as to the   probable  effect   on   the  city of Nelson of an explosion   at  the  powder  magazine,   situated   across   the   lake.      Since  Aid.   Hill}ver   moved   for this   report   several  weeks ago. considerable  uneasiness   has  been  felt, in  town,  as   the   general   impression  was  that there would be few of us left if an   accident   occurred   over there.       Mr.   McCulloch  omits   to    meition    the    qnantit}' of  powder  stored   in   the  m i^aziiie���a    ver3r    important  point;   but  he arrives at the   conclusion   that  an " explosion   would  certainly   shatter   windows all over, the city " and " might do much  greater damage.''     The extent of the damage,  we are told, would depend on the condition of  the    atmosphere.        The   engineer    instances  several explosions of dynamite in proof of his  assertion that such accidents are not conducive  to sleep and are very   destructive   to   window  glass.     In 1872 there was an  explosion at the  Skagtierke powder mills,  New   York,   which  was   felt   two  miles   away,   at   Valley   Fails,  where " scarceW a window   remained whole."  Two thousand pounds of dynamite   exploded  in    1895,   near    Lockport,   and   proved  " sufficient to awake all the people   in   Chicago,"  thirty miles away, while in  a boarding house  a quarter of a mile from the   magazine   three  inmates were thrown from their beds I We are  kE%%F^^ THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  not told how the other boarders (if any) fared,  but; considering that the shock 3 wakened /'all  Chicago" the trio above alluded to had no  just ground for complaint-Mn'fact'they should  feel thankful that they got off so easy. A  20,000 pound" explosion at Sumeytown, Pa.,  produced a 30-mile-away shock, while the  blowing up of a powder factory at , Sharnokin,,  Pa., was responsible for shocking, sensations  seventy miles away./ But, as stated by the  city engineer, a great deal depends upon the  condition of the atmosphere, and in ferentiaily  thet quantity of powder available for the shock  On the whole the report is encouraging;, inspiring, as.it does, a sense of safety for our  persons in case of accident. When the explosion occurs in Nelson, the local glaziers  will doubtless have a busy time, but there  will be no perceptible increase in the undertaking business, nor will our local surgeons  be overworked. 7 C-itv Engineer McCulloch's  report is calculated to put the community in a  good humor to vote for A. S. Farwell to-  Nelson is safe.  morrow.  Those who' read the Nelson Miner will  observe that it still occupies its position at the  side of the fence it flooded over to the other  day. It is now adding its.. rnighty weight and  powerful influence to the Opposition cause,  and thundering forth against Turnerisrn.  4' The management of the Hail Mines, Limited, are open and avowed supporters of the  candidacy of A..S. Farwell," says the Nelson  -Miner���ergo, A. S. Farwell should not be  elected. The Hall Mines, Limited, have done  more to build up Nelson than any other concern, and have more at-stake in the country  than our flippity-floppity contemporary can  ever hope to have; and the management of  the company are fully entitled to exercise  their franchise as they think proper..- In supporting Mr. Farwell they are convinced that  he is the better man���a 'conviction which it  will be found the majority of electors share.  Is the Miner trying to do good or evil to the  cause it has espoused for reasons well known  to the public, but better known to the Miner ?  EcchyiTiosis of the optic is a term sometimes  used to signify a blackened eye, .but it is a  somewhat cumbersome figure of speech, and  is therefore not popular A black eye is  never accepted as a good-conduct mark, so  that black-eye and bad character have become  to be looked upon as synoiwmous terms. .You  can o-ive a country or a cruse a black-eye  without offending Oueensbery or the Queen's  English. The Opposition orators and Opposition organs of this province have become  adepts in this art. According to the Opposition creed, there is nothing good, nothing  honest, nothing patriotic in the province of  British Columbia. The public domain has  been given away, charter-mongers have  secured every franchise worth looking after,  the country is swamped in debt, coolie labor  has supplanted'the pale-faced son of toil, the  government have entered into a conspiracy to  rob the: country, and there is nothing left  worth living for.     This is  the   blue-ruin  doc  trine the Opposition preach. '   If the party had  an3' weight in the province, or out of the pro-  ince, British Columbia would have the biggest  black eye of any country on   the   face of the  earth, y But '-fortunately   all; this malice   and  mischief-making   serves    no    better    purpose  than that of .-gratifying those  who  claim it to  be a virtue.     That it  is   absolute!}'   and completed false we all know.     Why;  British Columbia' s   credit  was "never   as  ���good���if   is as  good as   gold; the   prospects   of the country  were never .so bright, nor her revenue ever so  great ;  our school system is second  to none in  the dominion ;  law and order is so thoroughly  maintained that British Columbia has   become  a model in this   particular ;  our public works  are going- on apace and evenr   day   adding to  the   wealth   of  the   country.;    our /mines  are  being developed with an activity  hitherto  unknown ;  caoital is coming in  as  it  never  has  before;  our population is   steadily ��� increasing,  and altogether this   province is  recognized  as  the best and the richest in the dominion.   .. The  most rampant   Oppositionists are  immigrants  or fresh importations from   other, countries or  eastern provinces���and these are the-men. who  are trying to give British Columbia  the black  eye.     It is not owing to   their   presence   that  the province is progressing, for they.are-doing"  all   in   their  power to retard progress.     The}*-  oppose    every     honest,    legitimate    effort     to  improve and advance the country, and  are, as  their title suggests, for opposition and obstruction all the  time.     AVe   want  men  to  manage  public   business   who   have  confidence in   the  countrv.  Somebody called in the other day'and intimated that Seneca G. 'Ketchum had passed  in his chips and departed for re-dms of everlasting repose. The Sh.d news shocked us,  and we were about  to  announce   the   fact   to  Seneca's -many admiring friends and projlaim  a season of mourning   when,, lo   and   behold,  the Skagit County Times arrived in   our mail  bag, with a mark on  the   wrapper   known   in  newspaperdom as a sign   of friendship   and a  desire to exchange.,    This Times is published  at Sedro and Woolley, and our  desire   to   add  to our geographical lore induced us to investigate.     Sedro and. Woolley, we discovered, are  collectively and individually situate in  Skagit  Count>v and Skagit Count}' ;s  in the State   of  Washington.     The Times is   published by the  Ketehum-Doaue   Printing Co.,   and   the   first  named member of the  firm is   no .other   than  our worthy   friend  Seneca,   whose   demise  we  were lamenting.    Senec ��� explains "A change  in the Times." according to  which   " Political  tricksters   and   nefarious    schemers    of  every  variety may expect  to   have   their   operations  thoroughly criticised and aired in forcible ar.d  unmeasured terms."      The Times, under new  management���we don't know  how   the   other  fellows ran it���promises to be " a warm friend  and supporter of worthy   people  ana   projects,  and a resolute and   fearless enemy   of   wrongdoing in any form."    During his chieftainship  of th  t fine body of men our local police f.jrce,  Seneca G. Ketchum was a terror to  evildoers,  and row that he has laid down   his   sword   to  take up that mightier weapon, the pen, the  people .of Sedro and.'. Woolley and Skagit  ���.County-aiid the State of Washington gener-  alW will find in him a valiant upholder of  justice, truth and virtue. Seneca G. Ketchum  is a natural philosopher, as his readers will be  ��� convinced'-when'they, peruse, among the other  gems of the Times, that charming essa}' on  ������-." The Decay of the Lallygag," which concludes thus.':  "Philosophy oversteps the boundaries of  reason when it .essays to broaden the sympathies of men by.making them unhappy. Mor-  bid phPospph}-, .unhappily,/'only creates egoists, whose 'sympathy for. their fellow men  does not extend very far beyond their hac  brims It is, therefore, an occasion for rejoicing that weI are witnessing thetimely.decav of  the lallygag..7    7  It is the general impression that J. L.  Retallack will carry the Slocan district. His  opponent is a very popular man, too ; but, as  in our own case, it is not a question ot popularity-that the electors are called to decide, but  one of fitness. A like issue has to be tried at  Rossland, from which quarter the outlook is  most hopeful for John McKane. Let-'er-  Flicker Kellie does not stand much show  against White at Revelstoke, ' nor does James  Wells seem likely to poll more than Neilson.  in East Kootenay. Col. Baker will unquestionably carry the south riding. If will be  well with the Kootenays if they select'men  who will unite in the grand effort of upbuilding the country. Heretofore Rootenay's  representatives have been ' a disunited part}',  and those of them who were available have  been handled by the Opposition.  President McKinley has issued a  proclamation to the people of the United States exhorting them to pause in the hour  of  victory and  "stay the feeling of exultation   that  naturally  attends great deeds wrought  bv  our   country-  men   in   our   country's   cause.''     The  enthusiasm worked up in- the   United   States  when  the war cry was first   raised  was   intense, and  victory has not tended to abate it.     Americans  are a gushing,   enthusiastic   people,   and  how  theyr would take such victories as those gained  over the Spaniards   outsiders  were curious to  know.     As a nation, they have not  gone mad  with   exultation, but   near   it--very  near   it ;  and  if the  president's  proclamation    will   but  have the effect of staying their feelings  it  will  not lu-ve been issued  in vain.     But the yellow  journals are already   preparing  the  people  for  conquest.     Pages  of   these   papers   are   being  devoted   to  setting  forth   the   beauties of the  Philippine  and   Hawaii-n   Islands,   and  other  beautiful    spots    in   the   western   hemisphere  which might-be brought under  the. protecting  wing   of  the   Ame'ricn  eagle.     Victor}' ma}'  prove a positive   danger  to  the   United States  by instilling a desire for conquest.  John Shall* st was before Police Magistrate  Crease on Tuesday, charged with drawing a  knife and threatening to do bodily injury to  Fred Swanson. He was lined $20 and costs,  with the alternative of two months' imprisonment.  &e��  m THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  THE   CHILD   SPY  i 'i  !<J  Every one knew Pere Stenne and loved him  to.      And how Stenne loved   his   little    boy!  .    When the siege of Paris came,   there   was   no  school, and the child was permitted to pla}' at  games with other children.  One day. as little Stenne was stooping dowm  to pick up a piece of money which had rolled  under his feet a big fellow said in a low tone :  'l That makes you squint, hey ?. Well, if you  want me to, I will tell you where to get plenty  of them."  The offer was accepted, and, leading Stenne  aside, he asked the .'-.hoy to go with him to sell  French newspapers to the Prussians, adding  that the}r could make 30 francs a trip. Stenne  indignantly refused, and for three da^'s he remained awa3r from the place. Three dreadful  days ! He could neither eat nor sleep. At  night he seemed to see the pile of galoches at  the foot of his bed, and the 100 sou pieces  gleaming in the faint light. The te'inpt'aiion  proved too strong. The fourth day- he returned to the gaming place, saw the big fellow  and agreed to go with him.  The}- set out one snowy morning with sacks  on their shoulders, and the papers   hidden under   their jackets.     When   they   reached   the  Flanders gate, it was scarcehr  daylight.     The  large .boy' took   little   Stenne's   hand, and, approaching the guard, who had a red   nose and  a kindly manner, he said in   a Whining tone :  ' " Please let us pass, kind sir.     Our mother is  sick and our father is dead.     We are going to  see if we can   find   some   potatoes in the field  outside."  He    even    shed     tears. Stenne,     much  ashamed, hung his head.   The sentinel looked  at   them   a   moment,   then,   glancing   at    the  dreary    white    road,     he     said,    " Pass    on  quickly," and there they were on   the way to  Aubersvilliers.     How the big fellow laughed !  Confusedly as in a dream   little Stenne saw  the   factories   transformed   into   barracks, the  tall.chimneys, .piercing the   fog, partially broken off.     From time to time  they   came upon  sentinels, officers who were scouring thehori-  zon   with   field   glasses,   and   little  tents  wet  with snow, standing before  dying  fires.     The  large bo}r knew the wa3r, and went  across the  fields, being careful to avoid the military outposts.     Notwithstanding his precautions, the}^  suddenh' came upon a squad of riflemen.   The  troops   were   partly   hidden   in  a ditch which  bordered   the   Soissons   railroad.     This   time  they   were   not   allowed   to   pass   so   readily,  though the  large   boy   told   his   story  in  the  most pathetic manner.     While he   was   weeping an old white-haired sergeant came out of  one of the little tents and said :  "Don't cry, little fellow.     We  will let 3'ou  go to hunt for   3-our   potatoes.     But  come in   j  first and warm   yourselves   a   bit.     The little  one looks frozen."  Alas, it was not the cold that made little  Stenne shiver so ; it was fear and shame.  Inside the tent they found soldiers huddled 1  together around a little fire, baking biscuit on j  the points of their bayonets. The3r made  room for the children and gave   them   a drop  ' of their' warrii coffee. While they were drinking it an officer appeared at the door, called  the sergeant, and after a few words with him  in'a low tone,-'went-quickly away .'���  ������" Boys," said the sergeant, on re-entering,  ���'���'' there wi 11 be fun tonight. We have found  out the Prussian countersign. I believe at  last we are to capture that cursed Bourget! "  Then followed an explosion of bravos and  shouts. The soldiers danced and flourished  their ba37onets. Taking advantage of the  ���tumult,'the boys slipped away. On leaving  the trench the3^ saw before them a plain, bordered one side byr a long white wall, defaced  D3' bullets. It was toward this that they  directed their footsteps, stopping often, as if  picking up potatoes.  1' Let us go back when we get to the wall,''  said Stenne.  , The other boy only shrugged his shoulders  and went steadily forward. All at once the}'  heard a click and saw a gun pointed at them.  " Crouch down," whispered  the large boy,  throwing himself on the ground.  Once down, he whistled. Another whistle  answered. They then rore and went up to  the fortification. Over the wrall they saw two  yellow mustaches under dirty military caps.  She large boy jumped dovrn beside the Prussian.  "This is m}vbrother,// he said, pointing to  his companion. Stenne was so little that on  seeing him the Prussian began to laugh, and  he was obliged to take him by the arm and  help him over the rampart.  VBehind the wall were earthworks, fallen  trees and great black ditches. In each ditch  were the same yellow mustaches, which  laughed as the little fellows went past. In  one corner was a house protected by trunks of  trees. The lower store\' was filled with soldiers playing cards, while soip was cooking  over a roaring fire. Ho.v good it smelled,  and what a c mtrast to the c imp of the French  riflemen ! In the upper storey were the officers. They had champagne to drink and a  piano to pla}7 on.  When the little Parisians entered, they were  greeted \a ich shouts of jo}r. They delivered  their papers to the enemy. They were given  wine to drink that their tongues might be  loosened. The large boy amused them by his  odd language and his low wit. They laughed  boisterously, repeating his expressions, fairly  rolling in the Parisian mire that was thus  brought to them.  Little Stenne would have liked to talk, too,  to show that he was not stupid, but something  seemed to choke him. In front of him, standing apart from the others, was an old Prussian  who seemed to be trying to read his thoughts,  as the soldier's eyes never left his face.  There were tenderness and reproach in the  gaze, as if the man had a D03' about Stenne's  age, and as if he would have said :  " I would rather die than see my son in  such business ! "  The poor boy felt hs if a hand clutched his  heart so that it would no longer beat. To  escape from his torture he drank a great deal  of wine.     Soon everything seemed to be going  I  round and found.    In the distance   he   heard  his companion ridiculing  the national  guard,  mimicking their, drill and going through other  droller,     At last the boy lowered   his   voice,  the   officers   clustered  around him   and their  faces became serious.     The wretch was about  to forewarn them   of  the   attack   to   be made  that night.      Stenne   suddenly   realized What  was going on and called out:  /'Not that!     Not that !"  The large 003^ replied with a loud laugh and  went-on.     Before he had finished all   the officers were on their feet.     One of them showed  the door to the 003^ and exclaimed :  " Leave at once !"  Then the3r began talking rapidly among  themselves in German, wf ile the large bo3r  walked out as proudly as a Dode, jingling his  money in his pockets. Stenne followed with  bent head, and as he passed the old Prussian  whose glance had hurt him so. he heard a sad  voice S':ry:"'\A bad business, this 1 A bad  business 1 "  Once outside, the bo3rs began to  run to get  back as soon   as possible     Their   sacks were  filled with potatoes which   tbe   Prussians had  given   them.     They passed   the   French  post  without   being   molested.     There   everything  was being got in readiness for the night attack.  Troops arrived silentl3r and massed themselves  behind the bank.     How   happ3r   the   oId  ser-  geant seemed as he  placed   his   men !    When  the boys passed he recognised them and smiled  kindl}- at them.  Oh, how that smile hurt little Stenne ! He  wanted to cry out :  "Don't go down there ! You have been  betra3'ed."  The older bo3^ had said to him : "If 3rou  tell we will be shot," So he was afraid. On  reaching the city they went into a deserted  house to divide their money. This was honestly done, and when little Stenne heard his  gold pieces rattling in his blouse and thought  of the games and galoches in store for him his  crime did not seem so very serious.  But when he was alone, poor child, when  the large boy had left him outside his door,  then his pockets began to feel heavy, and the  hand which held his heart tightened its grasp.  Paris no longer seemed the same place. People passing looked hard at him, as if the}'  knew where he had been. He heard the  word "spy " in the noises of the street; in the  beating of the drums along the canal. He  entered the house and was glad that his father  had not yet returned. He went at once to his  room and hid the crowns which were so heav\r  under his pillow.  His father had never seemed so kind and. so  cheerful as on this particular evening.  Encouraging news from the provinces had  been received. Things looked brighter.  While eating his supper the old soldier  looked at his gun hanging on the wall, and  said to Stenne, with his honest laugh, " Hey,  my boy, how you would fight the Prussians if  you were only big enough ! "   ���  About 8 o'clock they were startled by the  sound of a cannon. " That is at Aubersvilliers I    They are fighting  at  Bourget ! " said  j^g^^&H?-^^ THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST.
the good man, who knew the names of all  the
forts.     Little Stenne grew pale, and,   pretending to be tired, went to bed, but not  to sleep.
The cannonade continued.     The boy pictured
-    to himself the French soldiers  going, at   night
to surprise the Prussians, and   falling into an
ambuscade.,    He thought of the sergeant who'
had smiled upon him and  saw   him   stretched'
out dead, in the snovy, vnd many, many 'Others,
with/him.     The   price of  all' this;  blood  was
hidden there under his pillow,   and it  was  he,
the son of a soldier, who—He stifled his sobs.'
He heard his father walking about in the next
room   and   at   last    ooen   a    window.   -Down
below   in   the   square   the   call   to   arms,  was-:
sounded, and a regiment was forming to march\
tothe scene  of the   firing.     It- was  a battle,;
the i.    The miserable bo\r could no longer re-,
strain his sobs.
" What is the matter ? '"'asked Pere Stenne,
going.into the room. The child; slid out of
bed and threw himself at his father's feet. At
the motion the crowns rolled out on the floor.
"What is this? Plave voubeen stealing ? "
said the old man in a trembling voice.
Then in a breath little Stenne told  him that
■he.had. been to  the   Prussian &camp,   and that
they had given him the money..     As he talked
his heart grew lighter, "and he   felt, comforted.
His father listened with an expression of terror.     When the boy had finished, the old man
hid his face in his ha ids and wept  aloud.
: " Father !     Father ! " exclaimed the child.
The   old   man   pushed   the   boy   aside and
e picked up the gold.
" Is,this all ?." he asked.
Little Stenne nodded his   head.      His  father
then   took   down, his   gun.   and,    putting  the;
■ money in his pocket, said;
•' I am going to return it to the givers."
Without another word, without even a look
behind:,    he   went   out   and  joined  the troops
who were inarching past.     He was never seen
(Special correspondence to Thk !m oxo.mi.st.)
Through the instrumentality of Mr. A. S.
Farwell we have building at the present time
three trails—one to Porto Rico siding. This
trail has long been advocated, and with its
completion it will do away with the'danger of
using the railroad. Ar,other trail is being
built over to Craigtown, situated on north fork
of Salmon river. The distance between Ymir
and Craigtown by the present route is some
19 miles, but when the trail is finished it will
be reduced to 7 miles. It will be a bad blow
to Erie, but a fortunate one foi Ymir. as the
North Fork trade will come here. The third
trail is up Porcupine Creek. This will open
up a very iich section, but owing to difficulty
in transporting supplies to the summit very
little work has been done in developing that
Election talk is the all-absorbing topic these
warm days. While both the candidates are
popular, Mr. Farwell seems to be the favorite,
and I shall be greatly surprised if I don't see
him carry the poll by a large majority.
Rev. James Hicks left .on Monday last for
Vancouver'. He will be absent two weeks.
'When he returns it is intimated that, he .will
be accompanied by a companion for life. Tlie
reverend gentleman is very popular. y"f ' y ,/ .
;, The Ymir machine^ has arrived from Sher:
brooke, Que., and is being taken up to the
mine b}^ Messrs. Lind & McLennan,  vv
1   A lnrge crew of men has been   added to   the;
Porto   Rico, owned   by   the   Canadian  Pacific
Exploration,    Limited.       The   company   has
commenced the erection of the stamp mill and
concentrator.   -  v
'■//.'.';"'' Hogan's Alley, July Try
Deicr Tim—What wid selebrations an'
elexions tis'a foine toime entoirely wTe're having. We had grate goings-on on Dominion
Day an' the da}7after, for as meself .was'telling
ye in me last letter, we had base ball, grand
ball, an"' gineral bawling ;yhorse racing an'
human racing, rock drilling-an' melisha drilling, hose-reeling an' reel-hoseing, wet tests
an' dry tests (in an' out ov doors) wid ginger-
beer an', beer, widout tlie ginger, lake water
an' calamity-water, [across *n' 'lastrait, not to
menshun cock-tails an' other details that I
won't be after bothering ye wid.
Our celebration
.    It beat creation
For fun and frolic and sport galore,
Our fair Dominion
"■'..■■     ■ In my opinion
Wasonly honored and nothing more.  .
We've got the grandest country in the
world here, Tim, barring owld Ireland, an'
the Furst of July is to Canada what the 17th
ov March is to the Laud ov St.  Patrick.
Well, Tim, as. I was saying, we wor seleb-
rating on the 1st an' the 2nd, an' wor just
rekovering on the 3rd w.he.u alo lg comes the
4th—-Independence Day, an7-ov. coorse we had
to take a hand in selebrating it too. so. as to
be a bit naborly. We had the Stripes an'
Stars an' the Union Jack floating together in
what was left ov the breeze, but the biggest
selebration of the 4th .was done in Cuba where
the Yankees are foightihg for the freedom ov
the Cubans an' all that'll be left as soon as
they're done wid the Snanyards.
There was a yung man named Dill •'/;. Tory)
cum clown from Kaslo to fun in the human,
race, but he ran home widout running, an'
didn't take or lave airy money aitlier. The
King ov Kaslo was down too, an' a lot ov his
pi eple an' the fire brigade. The firemen had
a dry test on .Friday, but they weren't let into
the wet test on Saturday—an' there's some
quare talk about it too. They say the Nelson
mare kicked. The New Denver boys wor
down-playing lacrosse, an' made a score ov
nothing to Nelson's half-dozen.
Hut we're not dun wid the selebrations yet,
Tim, for we're to have another on Saturda\" to
selebrate tlie elexion ov Farwell as our mitn-
ber of parliament. He's Independent, Tim—
ye know what that manes ; an' his opponent is
a foine specimint of Humanity outride ov par-
liamint but Humility inside'. His name is
Hume.      He's Opposition—agin  the   govern-   .
ij f
mint,   an'  everything    the    governmint does.
For four y'ears he's been  the mimber from the
place, an' his'score is the same   as   wdiat   the
New Denver boys made in the lacrosse match
that I was telling ye  about.       But,   Tim,   ye
can't understand politics in  this country.       If
it wor horse racing I  wor   talking   ov   you'd
know  all   about it.       Well/  now   Tim,, we'll
suppose tis a horse   race. 'We've two horses
here running  for   the   Provincial /Legislature
stakes-—a steeple chase, open to all.     Its to be
run over the 'West ICooteha3^ Electoral Riding
course,7wid W. J. Goepel as  clerk of weights
an' scales an' starter, an/ Pro Bono Publico as
judge.     The   course   is a  hard wan,   wid the
biggest j ump  at   Nelson, but among   the obstructions the horses 'iil have to clear is Hall's
Siding;,    Procter's   Landing,  Toad,   Mountain,
the Silver King mine, and a purty stiff water-
jump    at    Ymir.     The   horses   are   Farwell's
Independent, be Experience,   be^--.-Surveyor, be
.OuId Timer■;' an' Hume's Opposition,   be Obstruction,   Obstruction   be    No-Policy.     Inde-
oe'hde it is a thoroughbred   weight carrier wid
grate staying powers, an'    has   been   over the
whole country.     Opoosition is   an ' easy-going
nag, that takes a lot ov the spur :uv' whip, an'
is liable to shy at anything that   comes  before
him.     He was over the course   last   year, but
he   had   a   walk-over, an'   since  then    he  has
done no work.     His stable  isn't wan   the}' go
much on. an' the horse has been in the   hands
-------    - - -    V.... a
ov so many trainers that he's spoilt entoirely.
Opposition ins a few backers, but they don't
go much on him. All good judges are putting
their money on Independent, for he's in foine
Now-', "Tim,.do-ye understand the case? The
race, or the elexion, comes off on Saturda}r,
aud meself is betting on Independent.
I forgot, to tell   ye, Tim,   that   poor   Mickey
Burns met wid an accident.     Meself   met him
the   other   day   wid   his   hand in   a sling, an'
axed   him'", what   was   che   matter.     ''I  have
what they calls pyrotecimieality  in   me  roiglit
rist,"   says   Mickey.,   "Arrah,   what's   that,
Mickey ? " says I, " if   it's   not  wan   ov them
new-fangled disaizes   that  the doctors   charge
big fees for christening ? "      Mickey smiled  a,
s nole    as   he   explained   his   sufferings.     He
towld me that himself an' a   lew   other   chaps
got the job of setting off the fireworks  on   Dominion Day night, an' that   he was  howlding
a sky rocket to steer it   heavenwards, but the
fuse burned too   quick,  "an'   insted  ov  going
up," says Mickey,  "it wint down, an'   meself
had to go wid it.     I knows the difference now
betune a rocket   an' a   racket,"   says   Mickey,
says he.     " 1 didn't let   go   soon   enuf,   an' it
struck   me   in   the  hand, an' left its mark.      I
left me   own    mark, too, where   I   landed, an'
some   poor chap 'ill be taking the  hole in the
ground   for   assessment   work   wan   ov   these
foine   days.     When    I   went  to   the doctor, or
the doctor went to me (I forget which) he said
pyrotechnics was dangerous, an' that they was
me   trouble ;  so   from   his   observation   meself
concluded that it was pyroteehnicaiity  1 have.
It's purty hard,  Larry," says he, that  tlie .big
tall lid-lie-player 'd escape   and   meself  'd  be
hurt.     Faix but I'm   Burns   be   name   an'  be
nature now," s;jvs he. Larky   Finn.
i^rasgs?^*^-^ THp; NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL NEWS.  ! ('���  r >i'  See that you vote early tomorrow and bring  yonrvfriends with you.  Mayor McAnn, of Kaslo, was in town on  Wednesday, looking hale and 'hearty..'  City Engineer McCulloch estimates that the  cost of draining the streams flowing across  Addition A into Cottonwood creek would be  $225. Diverting the streams flowing into  Ward creek would cost about $600.  By-law No. 30, imposing a tax of $200 per  annum on fire insurance companies doing business in the city, was finally adopted at Monday's meeting of the Board of Aldermen.  Dr. W. J.Quinlan has returned from a visit  the Coast. - Bro. Quinlan was attending the  meeting of the Grand Lodgo A. F. & A. M.  Work on the Ti<ew English church will be  commenced forthwith. The new structure  will be of the Gothic style,, and will.h?.ve a  seating capacity of 300. The church will cost  in the neighborhood oj" $3,500. G. D. Curtis  is the architect, and the work will be carried  out by contractor Young.  The cricket match arranged for tomorrow  will scarcely be pla37ed. There is a political  match on between A. S. Farwell and J. Fred  Hume, which will prove more interesting.  Ten:meh left Pilot Bay on Saturda3r morning last..-'under the direction of Samuel Lovatt,  to cut''-put the trail between that point and  Crawford creek, a government appropriation  having been granted for that purpose. This  is a great boon to claim-holders and prospectors on Crawford creek and adjacent  countr3r.  A carload of machiner\- for   the mill at the  Athabasca mine has arrived at Nelson, arid is  being hauled up to the mine,   along  the new  wagon    road    from    the    Silver    King    road.  There will be a tramway from the mill to the  mine,   and   the   water-power   will   be secured  from Give-out creek,  and   carried   in  a flume  2,400   feet   long.     Shipments   from   the mine  have been suspended, pending the  completion  of the mill, but work at the mine  is going on  steaduV and satisfactorily.  The Harry Lindley Co. will probabfy close  their engagement in Nelson this week, so that  those who have not enjoyed an evening before  the footlights at the rink  had better  not  miss  the treat,     During   their stay   in   Nelson the  company have made a most favorable impression, and may always rely on   a   warm   reception    here.       The   laughable    comedy-drama,  the Mail Girl, delighted last night's audience.  The bill for tonight is Little Lord Fauntleroy,  one of the most artistic and enjoyable performances   of the   company,  who have  played  it  most successfully in the principal cities of the  United   States  and   Canada.     Space   will not  permit the mention of any of the   columns of  praise   received   from    the   most   critical   of  journals.  Aid. Hiltyer asks that the medical health  officer be called upon to report as to whether  an open heap roasting at the Hall Mines smelter is injurious to vegitation  or the  health of  i  the city.  The big C. P. R. barge left on Tuesday  laden with lumber for railway construction on  the Crow's Nest Pass line.  The following are the polling-stations for  tomorrow, and voters are requested to cast  their votes at their earliest convenience: Nelson, Court House ; Silver King Mine, Com-  pan3''s Store ; /Hall's Siding, Algonquin Hotel; Ymir, Forrester's Hall ; Erie, Nelson &  Fort Sheppard Depot ; Waneta. Post Office ;  Waterloo, Post Office ; Procter's Landing,  Procter's Hotel ; Kuskonook, Eastman's  office ; Goat River Crossing, Police Barracks ;  Rykert's, Custom House.  At the city counoil on Monday tenders were  received for la37ing9COO feet of   water  pipe as  follows :  Lemon & Co., $720, for 'laying 6-inch  pipe and backfilling ; 8 cents per   lenial  foot.  James Thompson, $585, for 6-inch pipe 5 cents  per foot, for 4-inch pipe 5 cents,  hydrants $3.  Minero & Hair, for 6-inch pipe, 7 cents, 4-inch  pipe, 6 cents,   113'drants $6.50.       W.   P.   Mc-  Eachern, $810, for 6-inch pipe 8  cents,  for 4-  inch pipe, 4 cents, iu'drants $2.    Henry Hods-  kinson, $460,   for  pipe 7 cents,  hydrants' $5."  Lawrence Hardware Co., 6 inch  pipe 8 cents,  4-inch pipe 6   cents,   hydrants   $2.       Noll   &  Thompson, 6-inch pipe g}4 cents, 4-inch   pipe  9J/2 cents, hydrant's $2.50.      On motion it was  decided to award the contract   to   the   lowest  tenderer.  The question of fire insurance is   an   important   one  in   every  community,   especially  in  these in which wooden   structures   preponderate.     It has been decided by the   City Council  of Nelson to impose an annual tax of $200 on  all insurance companies doing business  in the  city.     Considerable expense has been incurred  to improve the water system and render more  efficient the fire brigade, so  as to   insure protection from flame,   and,   as a natural result, a  reasonable rate of  ins a ranee.     But  while the  citizens   have   willingly   voted   the money to  effectthese improvements, the insurance companies   have   been   collecting   the   old    rates,  which are generally considered to be too high.  There was a meeting   of the   Opposition at  Ymir   on    Wednesday   night���one    of   those  rattling,   rousing   affairs   that   afford   a  good  deal   of sport.     Mr. Hume   and  S. S. Taylor  were the orators on the   occasion, and   having  aired their eloquence  ajt   considerable   length,  the   chairman   called   upon   Mr.   Farwell, but  Mr. Farwell did not   respond.     The meeting  then resolved  itself  into   a   committee of the  whole, at the suggestion of the chairman, who  invited all interested in Mr.   Hume's candidature to remain, as there were a few  important  matters to be discussed.      Eleven  persons, by  actual count, retained their seats.     Exception  wras taken to one of the eleven on   the ground  that his name did  not appear   on   the  voters'  list.    The   individual   in question maintained  that he had as much right to be present as two  other non-voters he   named.     The   point was  well   taken, and   the three   non-electors were  excluded, leaving eight   persons   to  represent  the entire strength of Mr. Hume's supporters  in Ymir.  ADDRESS.  To the  Electors  of   the   Slocan   Riding   of   West  Kootenay0 Electoral  District:  GknTCEmen :  At the request of a large proportion of the  community, representing every section of the  riding, I beg to announce myself as a candidate for your suffrages in the coming elections: ;  , - /,    ���..      . /"���   7; ��� ':  In respectfully soliciting your votes ��� nd  support, I declare myself a supporter and follower of the Hon. J. H. Turner, as the leader  of the only party in this province with a  defined policy and coherent existence.  During m}' eight yearsr residence in this  district I have been a consistent supporcer of  his party in recognition of their attitude in  meeting, and in cases anticipating the requirements and expansion of this great mining  region. I am in favor of the following reforms : '';'..  "-_���.���',  The abolition of the tax upon  working  miners.  2. The abolition of the mortgage tax.  3. The distribution of seats in the legislature in direct proportion to population.  4. I do not approve the policy of the late  legislative assembl}7 in using their influence  to exclude foreign railroads, such as the proposed railroad to Boundar3' Creek.  5. I favor certain revisions in the mineral  and land acts, particular^' some easy plan byr  which the holders of claims can advertise out  their defaulting co-owners.  6. In filling all government appointments  I am in favor of 'appointing", bona' fide residents of the district in all cases where such  can be found competent to act.  7. I believe that the provincial legislature  should bring all the aid and influence at its  command to the assistance of the lead mining  industry, especially in the direction of obtaining stronger recognition from the federal gov- ,  ernment at Ottawa of the importance of this  industry, and the disadvantages under which  it now lsbors.  If you do me the honor to elect me as 3'our  representative I will at all times endeavor to  protect and further the interests not only of  the prospector, but also of all those emplo3'ed  in and around our mines, recognizing that our  entire community is dependent upon the mining industry.  I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,  JOHN    L.    RETALLACK.  NELSON RINK  Entire change of programme nightly  Seats on sale at Canada Drug and Book  Company's Store.  J. O. Patenaude has been showing his brother around towm for the past couple of days.  The welcome visitor is paying his first visit to  this part of the county, and receiving very  favorable impressions.  ��_  WJSFS^rSES!h9!^^  w��?^^fgm%&g^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ���  ���7  ���  ���  ������������������������ ������  ���^������^���������^���^^^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������J  The  17 jewelle  Is the best for the mountains, for the railway, or  wherever accurate time is required.    It is  kept in stock by  Watchiiiak^ and Opticians  If You h  ���  t  ���  ���  ���  ave a good watch needing repair, do not put it in   the  hands of an  incompetent   man    ���  who is liable to spoil it.    Bring it to us, and wa will guarantee satisfaction.    Our 1  Optical Department *  Is  fully  supplied.    Have your eyes scientifically tested, and use only suitable glasses, which we    |  will   supply. %  :-'���'������'.���  ���<������  J./ 0. Patenaude & Go.,  aker Street, Neisbn  ADDRESS.  To the  Electors of   the   Nelson    Riding    of   West  Kootenay Electoral  District :  Gentlemen :  I offer myself as an independent candidate  to represent yon in the next Provincial Parliament.  Should I be fortunate enough to secure  3'our support I shall endeavor to bring about  the following reforms :  i.^- A change in the mineral act to compel  all partners in a mining claim to bear their  share of the assessment work, or forfeit their  interest.  2. An amendment to cause litigants to put  up reasonable security for costs before adver-  sing applications for certificates of improvements.  3. Regular promotion in the civil service,  avoiding the injustice of the appointment of  outsiders over the heads of men alread3' in the  service, all vacancies being filled b3r our own  people.  4. The removal from the statute book of  the discriminatory tax of 5 dollars per annum  on mechanics, miners and others employed in  our metalliferous mines.  If returned, I pledge myself to work to the  best of my ability to secure a local expenditure  of public monies in proportion to the revenue  collected in the district, and to ensure such  expenditure being laid out to the best possible  advantage.  The mining interests of British Columbia  have now reached such proportions that it is  desirable they should be administered 03^ a  separate department under the charge of a  minister who would devote his undivided  attention to the subject.  I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of  '96 by which mining suits were taken out of  the jurisdiction of the County Court and relegated to the Supreme Court, thereby entailing  increased costs and interminable dela3's.'  During the past eight vears Kootenay has  been represented b3r straight government supporters aud by an out-and-out oppositionist.  The result in neithei case has been satisfactory. I consider that the time has arrived  when all the Kootenay members should join  in advocating measures for the benefit of this  district as a whole and for its special industry,  without regard to partA'.  A. S.   FARWELL.  1 -���-':  At the meeting of the cit3' council on Monday, Engineer McCulloch sent in his report  on the powder magazine, from which it appeared that it is a danger to the community.  The Hall mines smelting operations for the  four weeks ending June 30th, were as follows:  3208 tons of ore were smelted, yielding 158  tons of matte, containing approximated 62  tons copper, 46 440 ozs. silver, and 32 ozs.  grid.  An enjo3'able entertainment, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian church, was given on Monday evening,  the proceeds of which will be devoted to the  building fund. There was good music and  choice refreshments supplied to the large  audience.  The funeral of the  late Capt.   Harr\r   Cort-  landt Freer, who  was accideutlv killed   by   a  fall from the balcony of the Clark   Hotel, took  place oh -Tuesday.      Tlie deceased gentleman  .belonged to-'the South' Staffordshire Regt   and  ..was givetr"'a''semi-military  funeral,   the   local  /company  of Roc key   Mountain   Rifles,   under  !Capt.   Hodgins,  attending   in   a bod)r.       Mr.  HHarry    Abbott,,    of    Vancouver,     was    chief  mourner.  Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, I.O. O.F., installed the following officers on Monday night  last : Junior   past grand,    O.   M.    Rosendale ;  noble grand, A. H. Clements ; vice grand,  Angus Shaw ; treasurer, H. Pollard ; secretary  W. Hodson ; conductor, Dr. Arthur ; warden  Joe��� Vaustone ; inner guard, J. Scole3'. The  ceremony was ably conducted by Deput3' G.  M. Neelands.  Being overstocked with sponges we  are offering them at greatly  They are of the finest quality and  are a bargain at the prices asked.  Call and see them.at  Vanstones' Drug Store  Opposite Queen's Hotel  m 8  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST  !!i  *    ;  d  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  T  ���ri"  .    ryy^-yyy^-  ���..-��� ������'-'���'--.^y.v-^"^  .-.'.     ��� .,;��� oOth June, 1898.      |  ALICXANDKHhl'ROAT, of the Tou'ii of-New Den- I  ver. h.squir.e, to be a GoldCommissioner at;  New Denver, a Stipendiary .Magistrate within j  and for tlie Coun ty oi* Kootenay, and' a Deputy j  Registrar :of Llic County, Couh of Kootenay,!  iiolden at New Denver. j  .John Kitticim, of the City of Rossland, Ls-'l  qui re, to be a Gold Commissioner at the said'j  Citv, and a Stipendiary- Magistrate  within and j  Old, nevvspapersfrom yan-iiupor- ::  tant item in domestic:economy and'.;  are  useful  -for. polishing     window !:     1'ROVIncU.l.. seckktahvs   office. -   .  passes, for cleaning lamp chimneys,... ^l\i^'u^J^T^^lT^l^  lor   testing   andV cleaning, flalirons Vnients  and for a dozen other things.     You  will also need heaps"of them.' -'.when  you c.ome to packaway the   winter  clothing.     The clothe.s moth,   like  other evildoers, "has an   averson   to  printer's ink.       An excellent rnoth-  oroof. bae, second only to the expen- ! for't'he "countv'of Kootenav.  sive tar paper and   costing nothing, \ ":'���        '~~~~- y   :---���---  raa3r be made, of two thicknesses   of;  newspaper, with,   the   edges' folded I  as if for   an-   inch'" wide   hem    and!  secureh' pasted.    'Bags of.the-same j  kind are about the  best  thing   yon j  can use for keeping.,seeds and dried j  herbs.-     They are dost: and   insect  oroof and can be labeled and^ hu;^      ^ THOS R McINNES.  m the storeroom until  needed.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  a  . -:^~i- And see what you require in our line, and before purchasing elsevvhere call and examine our stock and get prices  A full stock and great variety to select from. Our goods  are the ver}^ best to be had.    Teas and coffee a specialty  Goods Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  PROCLAMATION  The best-.'method   of  shampoo-is  the simple one   of  castile   soap and  warm water.      Fill the basin   mure  t h an h a I f f u 11 an d w ith the    ii \) g e r s  gently rub the soap water upon the  scalp and through the hair,-m.king  a sttit' 1 ather.       But don't, 1 b2g -of  you, goat the task as if   you 'were,  scrubbing a grease soot     out   .of 'a  rug.   7'Do. not dig   tlie 'scalp   with  your nails ort.vist and    wring    tiie  hair with -such    treatment    as   kitchen, hi a ids    usually    bestow    upon  dishrags.       The hair must be'-'' handled not only' with'   care,    but   with  a certain    am unit    oi    itrediV-* -ce.  -t must .rol.be   broken   ^r   s \ tried.  '' 'hi; iir- is  (VIC-     S 11(1,  Leigh   Ha  the most delicate a ul lasthcr  materials    and   survives    -us,  1  O  our  like  w  '^  1 h.e love o irt-of   the   quo-  v -..  tation may j ustiv   h  subjected   to  argument, b >.t the rest is- indisputable. Few wo-uen s^ern tr  realize h-vv very 'delicate a--d sensitive the hair is, "and, like o--e's  husband. it rea11 \- shouVI n ': be  neglected or ill treated. Br shing  the hair is sadly overes.ti'rated. A  dozen or two strong storokes- ea chilis: ht will remove the dav's dust  and dirt, will Promote circiihiHon  and s'veeo out fkikv   -n?  ��tier.  brushing must be d^ne , firrrdy.   but  <rent'lv.   and   not   with  methods    ot    a     car net     s --ee<  VICTOiUA,,by the Grace ofGod,.of tlie United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Queen, Defender of the Faith, <kc:, &u., &c.'  t'o Our faithful the Members elected to serve  iii t,he Legislative. Assembly.of. Our Province ofBritish Columbia, and to a.ll whom  it may concern,���Gk'eeting.     <  A  PROCLAMATION. ":  D. M. Eberts, ���.'��. WWI-IEKEAS-. We .have  Attorney-General. ( --v v -though t fi t, by and  with-the advice and eonsen.t of Our Executive  Council of Qur Province of'British Columbia,  to dissolve the present Legislative Assembly of  Our said Province, which stands prorogued  iintilsiiininoiiod for dispatch of business.  NOW KNOW YE,.'that We do, for this'end,  publish this Our Royal proclamation, and do  hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly  accordingly, and the members .thereof are discharged fro iii further -attendance on same.  In Testimony Whekeof We have caused these  our Letters to be made Patent, and tne  <treat real Of British Columbia u> be hereunto affixed : Witness, tlie Honourable  'I itos. U. McInnes, Lieiiienant-Gov ernor  of On r said Provim e of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province,' this seventii day of June, in the  . year of Our Lord one thousand eight h 1111-  dred and ni net.y-ei.ght,' and in the sixty-  tirst year of Our  Reign.  By Command. -      .  B.   II. TYRW1I ITT DRAKE.  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  BAKER STREET  NELSON-;   B';C.  a" "*-t    KSps^^  Et.;*tj  m  MERCHANT TAILOR,  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest  Styles.'  A   .^! agni (ice.'it Line of Scotch  Tw ceds   and Worsted.  .-Mid    West   of    England   Trouserings,   Suitable'-'for-  Spring   wear.    A   special   feature   of  Fancy Worsted  Su i t i n --s -. . . ���   &  aker St., Nelson, B,,G.  [L.S.] T.iOS. R. McINXES.  CANADA.  I  Wagon work and Blacksmi thing in all its Branches.  ���PROVINCE OF  BRITISH <  0LUMB1A.  ~e    Vio.ent j viCTOiriA, by the Grace of (hvd, of the United  eni']?" j i^i   gdoiM   of   Great    Britain   and    Ireland,  ,   . -r,       i, -y      ��� 7 ''  i (vue;-:n", Defender of tiie Faith, \yc., J-cc, i^cc.  ���machine:       i<eallv    it     is     sim-^lv';  ,,. , ���> | To   all   to   whom   these   presents shall come.���  ano-illr-fr   the    wav    s^-e    'vAp-ail i       greeting.  'H  H. A.   P305SER.   Manager.   Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  KELSON,   B.   C.  A    PLOCLAMATTON.  treat their hair.       A few   tip's   and ;  vank^   ^-vit'h    a    ^ouib    of   uneven   ;  .,       .       4l 4i.      - i 7 I).  M.   Kl'.l-iris,      I \A/IIK!;KAS We n re desir  Tisnin  tii   teeth, a scattenne brush-: Attornev-Generai ��" v v  ins; hack of s^  ildin^' lock^, some sin  \   x *     <��n>   and   rcsoi \ e��l. as  ; soon as may be, to meet Our people, of Our Pro- i j  ' vince of  British   Columbia,  aud  to ha\e their:!  TO THE PUB TIC  ��"es  here -and    there     With     n   rCflhrt advice in Our Legislature, \Sv. do make known  ,.          .                          .   A                   ..             ' Our   Rovai   n'ill   and    Pleasure   to   call   a   new  CUrlincr iron,   a- cwi!=t,    a     roll.-   a    nat Legislative   Assembly   of  Our  said' I'rovince ;  o-irl   1-hn.  nMlinntin-i   of    n   r1r,"^n    Loir anti   (1<)  Jli !'tlu'r '^���<'l!l-1^'   ll'*d  h'S   the advice ot  anrl  the a lHCatm.1  o.     .i   a^.en    '.Oil - ()ll!.  Kxc(M1tivt.   Council   cf   British  Columbia.  nins   and    tlie   hairdressin"     for    the ^'e lnive this day given orilers for is.-uing Our  .                  '                     ^                     ' Writs iii due form . for calling anew Legislative  dav is done.  At a recent meeting <^f the Spo-  kane Clearingr House Association,  at which all the Spokane hanks  were represented, it was decided  that on and after Jnly to next, Can-  dian money would only he accepted  at a discount of 2 per cent. ���  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in dedaring that lev's Bread  is a necessity. Take it and you will require no  other blood purifier.  Assembly for Our said Province, which Writs  are to bear date on the seventh day of June,  instant, and to be returnable on or before the  tii irty-rtrst day of August next.  Is Tkstimoxy Whkrkof We have caused these  Our Letters to he made Latent, and the  Public Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto aMiAcd : Witnkss. the Honourable Tuos. R. .McInnes. Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our city of Victoria, in Our  said I'rovince, this seventh da.\ of June,  in the year of Our Lord one' thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight, and in  the sixty-lirst year of Our Reign.  By Command.  B.  H. TYRWHITT DRAKE.  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  II. G/'oham  Ha-ving puTchasecl tlie interest of TI '  In the hu.-xiriess known as " The Nelson- Shoe Stove"  I beg to inform the eilizens of Nelson that I will  ear ri! tiie largest and best selected stock of hoots  a/nel shoes in this district.  Mail orders promptly attended' to.  S. NEEIANDS  " NELSON SHOE STORE."  &tg*T,S>^^^^ THE/NELSON  ECONOMIST. ;  ."������ SPARE. MOMENTS.  The wite-^-l> Isn't that your eye-  doctor?" -IT he husband���'' I  thought so until he sent in his bill.  He's a skin.specialist,"  Minnie���'y Mr. Yabsley says that  you set the most appetizing luncheons he ever tasted." "��� Mamie���  7" Indeed ?," Minnie���"Yes, indeed.  He said that he could eat more  af ter your luncheons tha11 lie couId  - -afier any one else's."  She���" I wonder . if their really  ..was another; woman when. Eve  came.on earth ? Yon know there  . is a legend to -that effect. " He���-  'M rather think there was. . Ii  there had been no other woman;  I don't think Eve would have gone"  t") the trouble of wearing  clothes.;'  Mr. Howell (of the firm of Get-  tup & Ho well)-���-" Well, little girl,  wuarVd ) you wa. it ?" ; Six-year-old  waif (tired, of selling papers on the  street) ���"Say mister, don't you  wa-.n'-.t.to dress a little girl all up in  fine clothes, an' pat her iii y'r front  winder to-look purtv an' dror a  or7wd ?'".;������'���  Judgy- '-W.iat have you. tp. say.f^r i  yourself!" Prisoner���-"Yer honer,  I onlv shit the dnorin her fee tin'  kept it shut tor a time.''. Judge  ��� "But your wife swears .that you  gauged her with a handkerchief  and that she couldn't utter a sound  f irbur hours."., Prisoner���"Sure,  ver honor, that was th' only way I  cvild kaoe the door in her face  shut."  " I have 'my d nibts, " said the tall,  stoop-shouldered man,-7 "whether  this here story about women not  knowing how to throw straight is  true or not. I know my wife  always misses anything she throws  at when she is mad. b.it somehow-  she always hits tne when she  misses."  Papa���" Well, did the photographer succeed in making the baby  look pleasant ?,"  Mamma���No ; the baby succeeded in making tl e photographer  look unpleasant."  "This is the commencement season," remarked the observant  b )arder at the breakfast table.  " Yes." reolied the cross-eAed  boarder, " and the sun is conferring  degrees upon the thermometer.''  " Mina, I am getting jealous of  that man over there." Waitress-���  " Nonsense ! I scarcely spoke to  him ! " "Yes, I know; but you  give him larger dumplings than  you give me."  " I say, Smith, how do you like  vour boardinsr house? " "Don't!  think much of it. The beefsteak j  isn't rare enough to suit me."  " Well, you ought to patronize our  establishment. We get steak only  once a week, which is surely rare  enough to suit anybod}^."  Bing���"Yes,   that's   old    Sprig-  ein"S.     Half-a-dozen   doctors   have  yy^iM^^cy  MIIM GfflL ST  TENDERS,   endorsed   " Gaol   Supplies,"    for;  the supply  of  Bread, Beef, Groceries, Clothing '!  aiif'l Coal, for the   use  of ,the  said   institution, !  from   the   1st day   of  July   next to  tiie Muth of    &  June, 1899,'will be received by the undersigned, j  up    to  Saturday,   the   29th   June.     Sam pies of i ^  groceries,  clothing,  etc., can   be  seen   at   the j  Aa.ol,   Ward   street.    Tenders   to  state  price of j  coal 'per ton of _,0(.lu pounds.    All supplies to bey*1  deli\ered   at   t lye   gaol   as   required,   without  extra.eh a ge.  Oatmeal, Corn meal,'Brooms, Brushes and all  articles required for,use in this contract to be  of Provincialman ufacture as far as practicable.  F..SV HUSSEY,  Snpt.-'o'f ProviiudalPolice and Warden of Gaol'".'  .lutie.fi. 1898.     '  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B.C.  .BRANCHES AT  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  '���'"��� THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITV ^  ROSSLAND  SANDON  r%  4-?  ueni's -trttrnisnirfiffs  Are always'in, demand, when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable -prices'.-;-. -We always carry a fine selection of  HAT^ in all the newest shades and styles, and by  ���.'the':.'best'makers, at prices which defy competition ; also Neckwear, embracing the very latest novelties. The place to secure  c   everything in the gent's furnishing line is at  . EM  Electoral District; .West Kootenay, Nelson \  Ridin-4:        * ;-��������������� '���-���-,-  To  Wit.  I'ubiie notice is hereby given to tlie electors  .tjf tiie ^Nelson i:iwing, district of \N'estKootenay  that in obedience to Lier .Majesty's writ to me  directed', and bearing date the seventh day of  June, in the > ear of our Lord one'thousanu  eight hundred and ninety eight, .1 require tlie  presence of the said electors, at the Court  i-Louse. Nelson, on the tu enty-iifth day of June  at 12 o'clock noon, for tiie purpose of electing  on'e person.-to represent them in tlie Legislature of tuis pr> i\ im.-e.  Tlie mode of nomination ��� of  candidate shall  be as follows :  Tne candidate shall be nominated in writing:  the.writing.shall be su l>-cribed   by  two registered voters of the district'as proposer  auclse- , . ,. .  , . r,.  .. ,,. ���,, ,,...   ,,,,,,  eonder, and byturee other registered  voters of j Agents lor Kennedy * Douglas, Merchant  I .ilors,  loroiuo, and  tne said district  as  assenting   to the  nu.iiina- ! ������*"  Lion, and shall be  delivered  to   the  returning i   officer at any time between the date of the pro-.':-    clam at ion-and- one p.m. of the-day-of-- no mina- j  "lion, and in the event of a poll being necessary ;  such poll'will be ope.-n on tne ninth day of .,'ul\ |  1898, at tlie folio ,ving places: !  Court House. > el son; LI all Siding, Ymir, \  Lrie, Waneta. Waterloo,Silver King JMine, j  Toad Mountain: Procter's Landing, ; est Arm: ,  ivuskonook, K.. kerts v'Custom.   House)   Bound-!  avy, j.. ' '       ,  Of which every person is hereby requested to j  lake notice an'd govern hiinsei!" accordin,.-1 ���..       ;      .    ,        . T        rA T^  Gi\on under nly hand at Nelson tne iiiteentn j Liontulllg   1 CC  Lream    rreezerS.  -iavof June, L\i)8.  RY & ��  Baker vStreet,   Nelson.  ;o, and  Tolton A: McKay. Fine Custom  Shirt Makers, Ilamilron  utomatic  _o-"  ��  u-o  r  V\L  Pails   made  of  best  Virginia   White  W. J. COiCt'EL,  Uetuniinj; Otlicer  Ced=,r, with Electric Welded wire hoops.  Puritan -Wickless Oil Stoves  y  rr   c  -J  UOS.  Mi-IN >'KS  'VICTORIA, b\ the (-irace of Ood, of the LVnited I  Kingd<��m'of t.ireat Uritain and Ireland,!  (.-���ukkn, Delender of the Faith, ^c, ttc. ^c.   |  .a�����^  To tlie Keturning (irlii er of  the Nelson  Riding j      of \N est Kootemu  klectoral .District  vA/IIJ_R.KASllis Honour the Lientenan t-Gov- ; |f ^ fj f���S % g gj |j'b |J |i ^ B | \Mg ^ B E b^^  VV emorof nriti.h Columbia ha,, by a Pro- i ^ ^ll^Pl^? W t 11 &1 M il II ll M Si L Ot  clamation   bearinu   date   u.o 7th  day of June, !   f f"| | f ^ |^ f4^  W la i I       - i H '- i _ M W W Si I E ��sa     ^^  finiiiiaiii  LS'Jo, been pleased to i.iissoUe tne Legisiat.i \ e  As-einbly of ti.e said Lrovime ; and ���.. nereas it  is necessary K hold ���. lection:- t n l'ui.^l.ui. t tne  said I'roviiice to lil! t::e vacn,: ic - ��:i-:sed by  siudi dissolution, \'>'c conimaud you that, notice  of the time and place of Election being duly  given, you do cause Llection to be made,  according to iaw, of One .Member to serve in  the Legislative. Assembly of the "I'rovince. of  Rritish' ��� (d u iii liia for' tee Nelson liiding of  West Kootena.. Klectoral Dist rict. and Unit you  (localise the n'oniiiuit ion of (..'andidates at such  Klection to be iudd on the _;")lh day of June,  LSilsy and do ' ause ihe name of -mcl: Member,  when so elettcd. v.-heihcr i;c lie presei t or  absent, to be certilied t<- mir Supreme Court,  at tlie City of Victoria, on or before the Mist day  of A ugust nex t t i.e Klecd-ion so made:-, dist i net ly  and openly under Our Seal d u ly endorsed upon  this Our Writ.  Lv Tksti.mow Wiikkkof, We have caused  these Otir Let-ters to be made Latent  under tl.c (J real Seal of Our said Province  of I'.ritish Colum Ida : Wttnicss, the Honourable Thomas R. -M< Innks. at Our t.'ov-  ernment House, at Victoria, this seventh  i'iav of June, in the year of Our Lord one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-  eight.  Ry < 'om inand.  IL   II. TV RW II ITT  I'ilAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  ~T����� ^\/^ wil] you roast over a hot cooking stove during  JL���____. '.JL this warm weather when we can supply you  with a coal oil'stove which, will save your temper as well as  your pocket?     Vou can do anything with them.  We h -ve also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  "i1  i  itaC- 3    _ Say W  /��J��s  KlUt  1 ��^ <f  r->  2 ��^ ?�� ?." r*      ������.. *"> r* n n f1  y ij is i \J i     W vi. KJ i i w ^  i    lis*- '~J \ S  q  3 0  _ J  n  Wd  A g ood s i zee I f ������ r ce o f m en are at  given him up at various times dur- : work on the government improve-  ing his life." Wing���,l What was ; ments and extensions oi the trails  the   trouble   with   him?"     Bing���I and wagon roads of the South Fork  ch?*J  I'  Uni ~J ly     i   iihii ly ^> .  raoKels and  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices  Reasonable,  "He wouldn't pay his bills."  if Kaslo creek. xo
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Kvkert's.. ..............
'Court House
.    [L.S] ,THOS. R. VroIXX.ES. ... - .;,  -.
";' .7 ' CANADA.
VICTORIA,, by the (i race of Cod, of the United
Kingdom   of   Ureal -Britain   and   Ireland,
ui:iex, Defender of'the Kaitli, Ac
company's Store | To  a 11 to whom   these   Presents  shall, come.
Algonquin Hotel
...'-..'. ... .. Forrester's; Hall
n A Fort Sheppard Depot
'.....    . .Lost Office
D.  M. .Ebickt.
\ A/HEREA'"-" it.is advisable
to   establish   tiie   fo
. ... Lost Office. | lowing  polling .places .in . the several  and  re-
'roctcr's Hotel j spective Electoral Districts hereinafter named,
Notice:.'-of Poll- being Granted, and  Candidates   Nominated.
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"!   ;; .to Wit: ' ;' ..     .
PUBLIC -NOTICE is -hereby given to the Electors of the Electoral District  aforesaid, that
y la Poll has become necessary at .the Election now pending., for.the same, and that J-have-granted
such. Poll; and further, that thq persons duly nominated  as candidates  at  the  said  .Election,
and for whom on lv votes will be 'received, are:— 7
Eastman'.s Office
N O W K N 0 \V  V E'. 111 at,   b v   v i r t u e  o f the a u -
I'd lice Barrai
Custom House
ks | thority contained in the "'.Provincial' Elections
Act," the Lieutenant-Covernor in Council declares that the.following polling places shaii
be, and tlfev are hereby, e-tablisoed for the
;s^yt raLL l3iqtoral D st-ictV res] e -Lvely, that is
to say :—
West Kootenay, Nelson L- rnixcr—Courthouse.
Custom house.   Kootenav   Boundar v
11 ti me
Other Name,-
•Arthur Stanhope
John Fred -
A b(
Rank,  Profession, or  Qocu-
-•■- pation.
; ' ■   Civil Engineer.
Merchant. .,■=-     .
Ymir,   Waneta,   Hall's
Silver K in
-ldmg.   line
\\ at
g  Jinie,
i dad   Mountain ;, Procter
Landing, West Arm ;  Kuskonook.
In Testimony '"Whereof We have ,-aused these
.       Our  Letters  to  be   inade Patent  and the
Ci real Seal of British Columbia to be herc-
,' unto  affixed:   Witness,   tlie   Honourable
' The 'following are  the  name
pointed lor the'"ensuing election
of  office!
it.     M( INNE
Li e u te n a n t-(; o v er n < > r
of Our said: Province oi* British '-'Columbia,
in Our City of Victoria,  in Our  said ■■Pi
Of  which "all  persons  are  hereby .required   to   take  notice, and   to govern  themselves
CJiVEN under mv hand at Nelson Citv,   B. C, this Twentv-iii'tli   dav  of  June, in  the
year 1898. ■.       y ' ' .   ' . Vv. .1. GOEPEL, ■
y ; y Returning Officer.',
.I'ohn K. Mar-tin.
Deputy  returning officers.
F. L.  M c.Pariand .7 Si 1 -ver King V ine
Geo. •'■Me Par land . 7 ....'. V . ..... ..'... Hall's Siding.
............;...... .... .Y'miv
vince, this fifteenth day of June, in tiie
year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninet;>-eight, and in the sixt.s-
first year/of Our Reign.
Bv Command.
F. Grantham ....'.
A. B. Huekworth
Fred Adie.........
J; R. Ttunnex...
W. N. Rolfe........
CL A. Eastman. ...
Jos. -Wilson........
.i. C. Kykert jr..'.-.
. .:. ..   ... .. .Waterloo
■...'. Procter's Landing,
. . .". . .'. ..-'. .Kiiskonooic
. G oat R i v e r t' r o s s i n g
Deputy PrpvinciaLSecreta
the i
'1 be following persons have been appointed-Election---Agents during  the  continuance of
jre'sent-Election:. . "'"
neison-il. C
.C iistorn's House,
■X)ih.-.J.uini, LSJS.
Returning Officer
Name of Candidate.
Farwell, Arthur Stanhope
Hninc, John Fred
Name of Agent.
A . «\ I. J o h n s o n,  f-5 a r r i s t e r - a t - L a \
John A. Turner. Merchant, Nel
Nelson, B.C.
And Delivery Servio
I Will always be found prompt arci
I satisfactory-. Parcels carried at
i-reasonable rat s and with the ereat-
est care.
Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned for the building of ah   addition   to the
Front of  Vat
ware store. Bai
"elsohone 82.
•■•on \"e
: i art
1. !
"ourt House.
Plans   and
up  to .-rat urn a.
)tii J
llesidence. near the brick
.1. Water
>ecil1eaiions  can   be  seen   at   t he-
office  of   tiie   architect.   .Mr.
Baker Street.
The lowest or anv tender not   necessarilv ac
.0. G. DEXX IS,
GoId Com m issioner.
A veil known authority ..wriles :
.".Anin al food, being identical in
composition with the structure of
of the body, is therefore exceedingh"
ell adaoled to minister   to   ^rovvth
Corner Stanley and Si lica Streets i a'ld nutrition  of the bodv.    But little
RATES; $1  per day and up.
Schooner Beer,  10  cents
r> *
cur ran,
chemical alteration .is required ■ fci
its assimilation, consequently it is
easy    of  digestion.       Animal   food ■.%&/
^A/ _=_   wakt    to    enliorhten '  our
y V
%   \    K^
e    world    about   us  i
regard   to ^aM ^apgf Buying.       \.\'e
want you to know   that   right   here
yon will had the Choicest, Cheapest
and Cheeriest   patterns.
iv   no
where till  you   have   looked   about
ough   to  see  what
we   are
Vv e   clou t  vvantyou to
examining our stock
we want you. to see other stocks
buy irom on!
d  k
iow  the   suoeri-
da Dru
ontv o
Atlantic Stear
T: yi;
To and from European   point.-   via   Canadian    ;il-)}<=> ty) veo-^Lable   foO-C
n»l A nicrican lin
lor -a 1 line  <
nas tiie actvantage oi concentration,
whicli frequently renders   it   preier-
t, bv reason   of
Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.
rates, tickets and mi! inlornia t mn
Hv. a^ent ol
io an v
its smaller bulk.
iiKd'e  delicate shade   of   fl
t     also    nas
G.  S.   SEES,
C.   P.   n.  A^ent,   Wilson.
vV'M.  STITT,  Gen.   S..S.  Agt.,   Winnipeg.
which many of the meats are highly,
c cyy
Dress  Ooods, Ladies' Capes and jackets.     A    laree
assortment to choose from.
We carry a full line of Clothing,   Gent's  Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes.     Our prices on
• ti • >
these lines are  right.
Brokers and Manufacturers9 Agents,
Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,
Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith <Si Co's
Biscuits, Etc.
The   Rossland   Miner   savs   that      r
ike notice   that   I
P. 0.  Box 498.
intend   to   anplv   to the
. 1 • 1 r        11- .• 1   ■ license ('om m issioners for the ci r v7.f' Vr.k,,,,
the tide of  public sentiment IS    run-    llt lhoir next sitting for a license! to ioll  HmVor
ning rapidly in favor cf John Mc- &™X i^e^^r^t'v^o/^eisoJr^u^r^^I
Kane, the Independent Govern- \^\^y^il 1U—1(- ™« by k. c. Good-
ment candidate for this riding. ,-,,U0(, .,ulie Vl IS«KS J)- A- •M(:,)ON'u'')-
»M!llieffiJ»AiX^^ THK NELSON  ECONOMIST.  11  WEST KOOTENAY ELECTORAL DISTRICT  NELSON  RIDING.  The following polling station has been established in addition to those already proclaimed:  Goat River Crossings  W..J.  GOEl'EL,  Keturnin. Officer/  'We have j ust  received   a   large  shipment of'  LADIES' CORSETS  In the latest and best makes, rang-  jjo in   chil-  ing in sizes from r 8 to   ^6  clren's and misses'.  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  8th June, i89S.  His Honour, the ' Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint William .J. coepel,  ���Esquire, to be Returning Officer lor tlie Nelson  Riding, of West Kootenay Electoral District;  and-..    . ��� --y  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint and declare the Govern meiu Ofiiee. -Nelson, to be tlie place for the  nomination of candidates for election to the  Legislative Assembly in the Nelson Hiding of  West Kootenay Electoral.District...  NOTICE.  FERNS WAISTS  Suitable for children   from   two to  eighteen years of age.  i !  D IRVIN  We will offer at reduced  prices   all    our    summer  Prints,    Lawns,     Organ=  dies,   fluslins,   Black and  Colored Dress Goods,  Shirt Waists, etc  FRED IRVINE &  Notice is hejeby given that thirty days after  date I intend to applv to Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry awavvtiinber off the following described  lauds situated in the West Kootenay Mining  1 m vision on Lock hart .(.'reek; one mile and one  eighth east from Kootenay Lake, commencing  at a post ma:-ked .v.\V. corner running east T_0  chains, theme north lo chains. theme east 1:0  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence w est 180-  {���nains, thence south 10 chains, theme \\ est 3_0  chains, then<e north 4uchains to 'place of commencement.  Dated this 28th day of May, 3898.  V' I ��� ^ ��� Gkay,  . Nelson, P.O.  CERTIFICATE OF II  rovement:  Water"    in<neral  Mining   l'��i vision  head     v\aters   ��d  "Clumbia"   and   " triiow  claims, situate in the. Nelson  of West Kootenay district.  Where   located :���On    the  Rover Creek.  Take notice that I, William .lohn < .oepe),  F.M.C. No. 88544 acting acting a- a-ent tor myself and A. .1. .Marks, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 1977 a, intend, .��dxty days ���from' date heivu.  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certiH-  cate of'improvements, for the 'purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above /daiin.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87. must be commenced beiore the issuance of such cert.ifi"ate'Of improvement-.  Dated this 1st day. of June 1898.  / W. J.   GOEJ'KL.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Midas" mineral claim, situate in tlie Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located :���On the headwaters of Ko\er  Creek. '  Take notice that I, William .lohn Goepel,  F.M.C. No. 88;>44 acting a.- agent for-myself,  Geo. Alexander F.M.C. No. 740UU, and M. S.  Davys, Free Miner's Certificate No. 98516. intend, sixtv days from the date hereof, to appl\  to the 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 commenced  before  the is-  . suance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June, .1898.  W. .1. Gokpel.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Waffer" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : On east of North' Fork of  Salmon River, about twelve miles from Krie.  Take notice that I, .John A. Coryell, as agent  for The Lucky Boy Mining A Development  Company. Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No. 98,016. intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And fvrther take notice that action, under  section 117, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of June, 1898.  John A. Coryell, Agent.  There is no more nutritious and  healthful meat than young, healthy  mutton well cooked. Mutton, like  all meat, is tough when first killed  and should be hung long enough to  grow tender. Good mutton should  have an abundance of firm, white j  fat, but not an overfat appearance. !  Sheep off the great ranges have  dark colored meat like that of wild  animals, while those which do less  running have meat of a lighter  color.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after the  first publication hereof we Will apply to the  stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for a  license to sell spirituous and ferniented'liqnor  at retail in what will be known as the Alliance  hotel, situatedin Brooklyn townsite.  Brooklyn, June V L. p. Nelson  18,1898. J. JOHNSO>\  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof, 1, tlie undersigned," intend, to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate near mouth of Dog  Creek, on tne lower Arrow Lake.  Dated tnis 28th day of May 1898.  Babtiste Saqjn.  APPLICATION FO. LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  dale nereof. I. the undersigned," intend to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate at Brockland on  the Lov\ er Arro.v Lake.  J. McDonald.  Brockland, June 12. 1898.  Notice of Application to Cut Timber.  1 hereby give notice that I have applied to  the Commissioner of Lauds ami Works for a  special license to cut. fell and carry away timber from one tuousand acres of land situated  on Goat Kiver, in the \\ est Kootenay district,  and more particularly described as follows :  Commencing at a post on north side of right  of way of B. C. S. Railway, and opposite station  675 of "location of said railway, being supposed  east line of one Campbell's application to purchase, thence'north forty chains, thence east 250  chains, or to west side line of one Newman's*  application to purchase; ' thence south forty  chains; theuce west 250 chains to place of beginning.  Signed,  o. F. Hannington.  Ooat River, B. C. Mav 11, 1898.  THE HOTEL HUME  H. D. HUrlE, Manager.  Is  Now Open to the Public ....  New Building, New Furnishing, Steam Heat in every Room,  Everything Strictly First-Class, Large and Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  and Wand Streets.  NELSON, B.C.  9   ���*������-������>  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  ; Surveys   of   Lands,    Mineral    Claims,  Mrs.   McLaughlin   has  greatly! Townsites,   Etc.  reduced the prices on all  children's:  hatS   and   Sailors,    also    OI1    trimmed    0FF,CE :   Turner   Soeckh     Block,     Nelson  millinery. !   firs. McLaughlin.  Eastman's j    Optician and Watchmaker,  J .V  cket    kTodak McKil,��p Block> Baker street  $5.00,  All work guaranteed.  ASK TO SEE it.  W. J.  QUINLAN,   D. D.S,  Photographers1 tomographic  DENTIST  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street   Nelson  Mara Block,  Maker Street. Nelson  Dry Plates, Solio,  rames.  Special attention ^i'tcii to crown and hridu*  work ami the painless extraction of teeth liy  local anesthetics.  Thomson Stationery Co.  Baker St. - Nelson.  Before buying a  a/no OK  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  ale,  Celery  Sarsapar-  illa and Iron.    Ginger  ,   i_-1��C��  Go to Painton's, tlie  AND  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER     MELSOI  Josephine Street  I kinds of job printing  eatfflgi neatly and promptly exe-  Neison   cuted at The   Economist. it I  . i   t  7  Tjl:  12  THli  NLLSON  ECONOMIST.  BASS' ALE, Quarts  and   Pints.    Another  *-%.- >~J    - '���    ./-"-v.-*-.   TON &  Victoria,  B.C.,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng. ,  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and  General Merchandise Catalogues just published  NELSON, B.C.  *��  PACIFIC  **�� SOO-PACIFIC  LINE  GENERAL NOTES.  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Kastern and European points. To Pacific  Coa-t, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining: districts of  KLONDYKE   AND   THE   YUKON  TOURIST OAKS  Models of comfort  From Revelstoke daily  Daily  R :-10 j>.m  CONNECTIONS:  l'o Rossland and main land points  leaves ��� NELSON'  Daily  arrives 10:80 p.m.  Kootenay  Lake-  Except Sunday  ���1 p. m.    leaves -  The Baptist convention opened;  at Victoria on Tuesday.7 New offi-!  cers were elected as foliou s : Pres - j  dent, Rev. W. Trotter, Victoria ; |  vice president, E. BV Morgan, Van- j  couver ; secretary, S. Q. Schooley,. j  Vancouver ; treasurer, W. Maryj  chant, Victoria. ..'"���'��� I  A thousand dollars ' agfainst   half!  that amount is offered thnt the Tur- j  ner government  Avill   he ��� reinstated j  at the coming    elections.   "   particu-;  lars can be  learned   'at'"'tlie   'Miner j  office Rossland.      .7 ^^ ��� !  Jaraes Stafford, a resident of  the;  township of Athol, Picto.n, Out.,,:ac-j  ci'dentally   shot    his    daughter'���" on I  Wed- esday.  Joseph Auther Paquette of Quebec, has been gazetted senator for  the electoral di. vision of Lavalle, in  place of the late Senator   lie  yBlois.  The scullirg   championship   was  on   Monday   bv  House-cleaning will soon be here  WE HAVE  MANY AIDS TO   IT,   SUCH AS  c -''������''-. 7 .    . ^ ��� ��� 7. ;_  PREPARED KALSOMINE,  READY MIXED PAINTS,  OIL WOOD STAINS, ETC.  77  7.  FULL  LINE  OF  PAINTS/OILS  and  VARNISHES.  PAINT and  VARNISH   BRUSHES    .     .     .  &  Telephone 21  Baker St., Nelson.  Kaslo   Route.    Str.   Kokanee. | won  at Vancouver  Except Sunday i T   i       /-\        j i        ., ��� -r    ^ i  nelson��� arrives :   ii a.m. i Jake Gandaur beating Johnston   by  Kootenav River Route, Str.  Nelson: four lengths.  Mon. Wed. Fri". Mon. Wed. Fri  ���7 a. m. ' leaves'��� NELSON ��� arrives   S:30 p. in.  Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sundav Except Sunday  9.a.m.   leaves���NELSON ��� arrives    2:20   p.m.  Ascertain   Present Reduced  Rates.  Full information from  nearest local agent or  from GEO. S: BEER, citv a^ent. Nelson. B.C.  ���  S. Ukita, secretary-   to    Hon,    S.  Shimizu,   the   Japanese   consul    at  Vancouver, is  visiting   the   Slocan,  collecting data about the mines and ;���  looking after the welfare of the  few ! ���  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  W. F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J.  Ceyle, j  IMst. Pass. Agent- I  Vancouver,  B.C- 1  Japanese    scattered  countrr.  through  this  T. S. CoRfi.  II.   Burnet.  .1. If. McGregor  GORE, BURNET ��� CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land   Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents  for Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab=  gtract of Ti lie to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British  Columbia  Dominion and  Pro vi ncial -^^EsasD>^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B/C.  ���  ;���  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridge water, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Doreester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Gnvsboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston. N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  .Mon cton; N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  ;   do   West End.  .  do '    Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle,, N.B.  Picton, N.S.  Port Hawkes'b'urv, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sack vi lie, N.B.  Shubenaeadie, N.S.  Summerside, P.K.I.  Svdnev, N.S.  St. Joims, Nfld.  Trnro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria. B.C.  Wevmoutb, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  A  General   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills  of Exchange   ^  Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit, Etc.,  Negotiated. ���  Accounts  Received  on the  Most Favorable Terms.  ���  Interest  allowed   on  special   deposits  and  on  Savings   Bank accounts. <&  BRANCHES IN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  :  NANAIIVIO,   NELSON,  ROSSLAMD,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ���  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, 8. C.  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  A  Savings  Bank  Department has been estab- t  I  lished in connection -with the Kelson branch of I  if this bank. ���  ! I      Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, I  I and current rate of interest alio wed (at present |  j| 3 per cent per annum). |  ���  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ^  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.


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