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Array . -It  VOL. I.  NELSON, B. C,  WEDNESDAY,   JULY 28.  NO.  3.  THE NELSON ECONprtlST:  Issued every Wednesday at tiie city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley ..  _.?. '<;.[.. .Y..-..'  .Publisher '  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to. Canada and United States $2.00  If paid-in advance..:".  1.50  OnejYear to.Great-JBritain  2.50  . If paid in advance ,  2 00  Remit'by Express, Money  Order,  Draft, 'p. O.  Order,   or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.    .:.    /- c- ..     .><;    ��� . ���-    -��� .     -  ���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.  Notsince.1-849 Has .there, been ,a gold .fever  that in atiy way approached the present excitement over the. .discoveries,von the  Klondyke.  Golcl-hunters from, every .province in  the Do-  miriToti   and'"' every  state . ,iu ;, t^^,. .jjiiipn... are  pouring into  the newly-discovered gold fields,  and it is estimated that within  a  few months  Dawson City will have a population of 10,000,  if not more.     That the Klondyke is the richest  gold district in the world seems probable, and  as a correspondent of The'Economist:puts=-i-t,;.  '* Alladin's Tamp <wa%^ nothing but a bit of old  rusted metal compared with the bright nuggets  the Klondyke is yielding."     The impression  that placer mining was no longer profitable in  any part of the  world seems  to  have  been  a  great mistake,. for in that part of Canada,   in  which is situated the Klondyke, there appears  to be the richest placer mines yet discovered in  any. country the world over.     Like  all gold-  producing districts the Klondyke has its drawbacks.  It is difficult to reach, and is practically,  except for two  or three months  in the year,  beyond the reach of man.    This obstacle, however will  be. overcome,   and next spring the  gold-producing Klondyke will  be easy of access.    The Canadian Pacific Navigation Company will take   material  and  workmen  from  Victoria in  a few days to build a boat at St.  Michael's, and this steamer will  run  from the  motltti of the Yukon to Dawson City when the  spring opens.     The Islander, belonging to the  same company, will be continued in the Alaska  service next year, which means that the company will have a through route from Victoria  to the niines.    The wisdom of the Local Government .in granting certain railroad charters  at its last session, i? now made manifest, as the  rprites now traversed by  foot and pack train  will be built oyer.  The last boat for the Yukon will leave in a  few days, and after that it will be almost im-  possible to reach the mines, so intending .prospectors . will have r to remain away until the  spring opens. , The : mining season there L is  just beginning, for the men can. only, work in  the summer. The .-only mining , on .. the Klondyke, or in that region, is placer mining, and  the gold-has to be washed', out of the river, bed  and theland along the;streams.. According.to  one authority the soil is frozen the greater part  of the year, and the only time that gold washing can be.done is . in the _hot months.^of  summer. In the..win ter the men .dig up the,  frozen.earth and;lay.it in piles on the hanks.of  the rivers, so' .that they can work the more  quickly, when the-summer comes. .. It.is very  hard work, but the, love  of gold makes hard  work easy.       ��� .        , .   , ���      '������. -  r Neil McArthur, one of the fortunate Klondyke miners, has just returned to Victoria, and  in conversation with a Colonist reporter,  said:  �� ' 'The reports that have been brought down  of fortunes made almost iu a day are hot exaggerations; though they must appear to be. It  is the richest mining country in the world, and  biggest. Gold seekers are pouring in -from  every direction daily, and yet there is no  .danger of it becoming overcrowded. There is  plenty of ground for everyone, if only there' is  food enough for all: That is the difficult question-.- As' long .ago as last October we had  stocktaking, and allowed 100 pounds of flour  per man to last until June. Naturally things  were running very short before that time came.  I and my partner made it a point to lay in our  supplies for the entire }^ear well ahead, and it  .would be all right if others did the same. Buying when normal prices prevail, it does not  cost more than $500 or so for a year's necessary  supplies. But if the same things are wanted  when stocks are run out, with no way of replenishing them, and famine threatens in consequence, big prices, of course, must be paipl.  But it's not the price that is to bethought of���  it is whether there are supplies enough to keep  everybody alive through the winter."    .....;  Of the climate McArthur has no complaint  to make. It is no colder in Dawson City, he  says, than in Cassiar, while the winter is abso-  Tuiely windless in the far north, and the  country is well timbered, so that there is an  abundance of fuel and materials for rough but  comfortable cabins. Order prevails, and the  community is on the whole one of the most  contented on the face of the globe, The treatment of American miners on the Canadian  side is in strong contrast with that, accorded  Canadians when the finds in the neighborhood  of Circle City���on the United States side���first  attracted population to the district. Every  obstruction was then raised, and the Americans even went so far as to endeavor to prevent  the Canadian miners taking up or working on  claims unless they first became American citi  zens. ' Mr. McArthur's advice to, the many  who are preparing fqrX an. invasion , of the  Klondyke  is to  take^-plenty  of money with  them. ... - y        .   ���       c��: :   ''"  ;   The. great question  is:   Will the  Klondyke  discoyeries  retard or assist the development "of  the Kootenay?,   For our own  part'we believe  that the effect will be beneficial.  ' The eyes of  the,whole.world will be turned in the direction  pf.the west.    Tiie accessibility and wealth of.  . the.Kootenay  mines will more- than  counterbalance all rivals.     .We have demonstrated the  .'illimitable, wealth of our niines, and has yet it  has   not   been  shown   that o there is an inexhaustible supply of1 gold in the,Yukon region,  although it is known  to exist there' in Targe  .quantities!    No. doubt a few gold nunters will  leave here, but the wise. man will hesitate before abandoning what is how  a rnihing region  in an advanced  state of development t6 take .  chances in an  almost,  comparatively unknown  district.     Placer mining does not last as long  as the quartz ruining,  and the Kootenay will  be producing ^dld:~wnenHKe<'K.londyke^wilTbe'  deserted;    at   least   that ^impreesion    prevails  among  the   moste experienced   mining   men.  One thing, however,  is now certain.     Canada,  for many years to come,   must take the front  rank as a gold-producing country.     California  and Australia will take their places in the rear  of the procession,  for the  proud boast of the  patriotic Canadian that his own. land was the  richest in natural  resources  in the world will  now be demonstrated beyond the shadow of a  doubt.  **  .The Miner has injected a new feature into  the war which has been waged against The  Economist since its inception, and last Satur-.  day things took a decided turn for the worse  when the former publication made a personal  attack on The Economist and incidentally  left, itself open for an action for libel.  Our boiler-plate contemporary made a venomous attack on The Economist, and like  the cowardly schoolboy who hits his schoolfellow and then runs, the editor says he will  refrain-from further discussion. This may be  fair according to the Miner's ethics, but to  most people it will convey the idea that the  Miner has invented a new code for the government of newspaper discussion  The Miner should know that assertion is  not fact,^and that the " people of Nelson,"  about wljbm it talks so much, will hesitate  before accepting the uncorroborated statement  of a paper that has so flagrantly paraded its  ^^oral and mental delinquency in  their faces.  Simple assertion  does   not   prove anything,  and   the    Miner    should    not    have     fallen ~k:i.:  if ���  .hi* .  ' fr  \-Y ;  111  its -,'  Uh' '���  i-i'f'l' '  j!S;.'  V�� '���  til! '  i Yc  Sf .!.M "'  ,:!}  'j . ��������  .1;'v ;  !'.- :;:  i!-'i-   ��  .-!��?.  i  . THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Y   J  S!  i;!   ;<< i.  ii'Y ?  KY  f,!-.,   i  i-r^t-  :tif,.'  m.  *,, ;���;  vy i  \  ,  ���fci  yjf.;;:  i   ��� !l ���  l   ' t.  into the error of so   many   inexperienced  and  ��� incapable   scribblers   that   a'  mere  statement  carries with it conviction.      In   order   to convince the assertion must be supported b}^ facts.  As an illustration we will suppose that The,  Economist has   a  heated  discussion   with a  paper for convenience called the Freak (which  must not be confused with the  Miner),   and  that this paper  should say- that  Keeley,   the  gold cure man,  would find in the vicinity" of  the editorial, rooms of the Freak a fit   subject  for scientific research.   . That statement might  imply that the editor of the Freak was so completely impregnated with cheap  whiskey as to  render   his   mind    iucapable   of   consecutive',  thought,' but'it would not prove- that such was  the   case.       In   the   heat   of the discussion it  '   might be asserted that a poor toothless, shape-  less wretch sought pleasure in writing morbid  drivel for the'Freak (not the Miner),"but. the  intelligent public before accepting this   state-,  -ment as a positive fact, would : demonstrate its  truth or falsity to their own' satisfaction.       In  the case of the Freak both assertions might be  true, . but satisfactory  corroborative testimony  would be required to establish the statement as  a fact. ���  As   to   the   Miner's ' charges   against  The  Economist, the preponderance of the evidence '  leads   to   a-   conclusion    the    very    opposite  ���to      that.      arrived      at.', b^v"   'the'      Miner.  ���The' Victoria    Times-  devoted    considerable  space to words of praise1 for' The Economist;.  '  the Victoria Colonist,' never very lavish   in.   its  compliments,      announced      in    its    editorial  columns that  Ti-ie Economist had  made   an  excellent beginning ; the Vancouver World,  a1,  publication  of  uudoubted res oect ability,   said  that the initial' number of The  Economist  was "a very creditable production and augured-,  well for future   issues."     The New Westminster   Columbian,   a  paper   edited by an    experienced'journalist, immediately following its  editorial took   occasion to   extol the virtues of  The Economist,  in a   somewhat lengthy article.    The Province, of Victoria, in its last issue said :     lc The B. C.  press   has latel3r been  reinforced by the accession to its ranks of The  Nelson Economist, a weekly  review,'which  if it lives iip to the   promise of its   first  issue,  will   certainly prove   a welcome    addition    to  provincial journalism.     It is   attractively   got  up, clearly printed., carefully   edited, and 'distinctly readable."  The viri:ne3 of the Province  are as well marked on its pages'as the divisions;  of land and water on a school geography.  These   expressions   of good-will   and praise  were further   emphasized by   other papers in  British Columbia,  and   many of the   leading  citizens of the province   have  written complimentary letters as to the general merits of the  paper.     These   opinions   are offered   to refute  the unsupported testimony of the Miner.   Now,  are we to infer that the   opinions of sucli capable and experienced journalists'   as   Messrs.  Houston,    Lugrin,    McLagan, ' Kenned}- and  Scaife are to be set   aside and the ��� prejudiced  vapor ings of an amateur to be accepted as conclusively establishing its wanton   and malevolent allegation.     We   leave    our   fate   in   the  hands of the great jury of public opinion.     .  It is quite evident that a too va*.' admiration  for hiinself has  undone" some  one' connected  with the Miner.     As was once said of m'pther  newspaper  scribbler, he has  paid homage  to  himself, .and taken   off his hat to   himself so  long, that the refusal   of  anybody to consider  him seriouslv is gall and bitterness to" his mor-  bid nature and his self love.    -But his personal  .qualities   are - not  worth   considering.      The  Miner's egotistical, assumption  of the office'of  press . censor is a pertinent subject for inquiry.  And we would ask: Bv what right does it as-  sume to speak   for   ''the   people .of Nelson?"  The same question -has  been   put to dozens of  our citizens, and not one has been able to give  an answer  that "would  bear  out  the   Miner's'  ass Limption"that it is the c whole   congregation.  On the contrar}', the   impression   prevails that -  the Miner in  doing   so is only carrying its'.impertinence to that'point  where   it becomes not ���  only exasperating but nauseating.  Once for all,  ���Joe  it  said;  The- Economist has no desire  to  emulate the fearful examole" of the Mirier.    It ,  would be just as reasonable to expect another  Jo.-Jo   (the   dog-faced ' man) as   it would be to  believe that there would be a:it exact reproduction of rthe Miner.     Neither in. nature nor art  are  exact counterparts ' found.-   So there will  be' little danger that in this generation at least  there  will be   produced   a   successful   do Cm-  terfeit'of the Nelson Mi:er." "   '     ,  has come to regard the Salvation Army as one  of the great auxiliaries of progress and civiliza-  tion, in so far as reclaiming fallen humanity is  concerned, and when the Church ��� had igno-  'lniniously failed. ,, Human wrecks have' been  made seaworthy for-the vo3^age oirthe tempest  tossed sea of life, and is this not -a record for  any religious .organization to boast of ? The  Salvationists may not dress as fashionably as  the members of ��� the old churches ; their orators may not .speak as choice English ; their  leading soprano may not be able to; float on .  high   C   for   sixty seconds ;   but to counter- '  . balance this, they are transforming the sons of  Satan into children of God. ��� While the Army  continues   in   its  present good  work   it   will;  ^alwaysjfind a friend in The Economist.  The Opposition members in the Local Legislature have published a platform of principles,  and in doing so they   livre' i icirred - the -displeasure of the leading -Joposition paoers. ' It  was ever thus with Her Majestv's loval Oooo-  sttion    in     the  British   Columbia   legislature.  There   are enough principles among the members of the OooosVtion to supply a dozen political -D3.rr.ies.    The great trouble  is   that  each  man has a platform   of  his own, a-id   he  does  net propose toald another  plank  for   the accommodation of a  fel 1 o .v member.     Mr. Hig-  eins    will   have   one   olatform,    Mr.   Semlin  another,' and last of all  will   bob up  serenely  from, below the irrepressible Robert Beaven, a  man who has more   brnins  than  all the other  members   of the  Opposition combined.    'The  ���Victoria Times, a paoer that has   made  many  an honest effort to effect cohesion in the Opposition, and at the   same time supply the members thereof with a- little  brain   food, says Mr.  Semlin's platform "is wTeak where it should be-  strong, and it lacks the genuine ring which an  aggressive and progressive party must give to  its call to battle to rally   its   followers   to   vie-,  tory."   .In    the   meantime,    the   public   are  waiting anxiously for   Mr. Higgins' platform ;  after that will come  Mr. Beaven's  declaration  of principles, and   ten   to   one  the   latter will  completely overwhelm the  parties   of Messrs.  Semlin and Higgins".  .   A .good  sch6bl s^-stem'is the foundation of  the   highest   and   uiosj: cultured   civilization.  The  Ontario method of education has   made  that Province the envy of the whole continent,  as a desirable location for the rearing of a fam-  ily.     In all walks of life .the young man educated  in an   Ontario. school   seems,  to   out-,  distance.his competitor.     British-Columbia is  following in the footsteps of Ontario, and soon  we hope the surest passport to. success-wilt be  an education obtained in-one of our Provincial  schools.     During the   past-few days,   Mr. D.  .Wilson,   inspector   of schools for the Province  of" British   Columbia, has   been   in this , city,  gathering information as to the city's "requirements' from an educational point of view.    .Mr.  Wilson   expresses himself  well   satisfied with  the progress already made, but he believes the  time has arrived when Nelson   must have additional school accommodation, and in this he  voices the sentiment of the whole community.  Nelson will become the  residence   city of the  Kootenay, and to secure  the best class of citizens it shall  be essential   to provide   the best  educational facilities available.     This,   we  are  pleased to observe, is likely to be   a condition  of the future.  "L.----  The reference, in The' Economist last week  to the strained relations existing between the  Salvation Army and the Nelson police force,  has been favorably commented upon, from  which we infer that the arinv is not the srreat  nuisance that some people would make us believe.     As a matter of fact, the-reasoning man  .Alien immigration to Great Britain is on  the iaor^ase. Last month five thousand  lauded ,ii.i the Old Country, presumably foreigners, with the intedtion of remaining,' Tor  the}- were not provided with through tickets to  America or any other place ; while iu the first  five months of the present year the numbsr  reached the high total of 18,593, or 1,500 in  excess of the total for the corresponding period  of the previous twelve months.' The usual reply to statistics of this kind is that a; constant  Stream of immigration /'flows, out of the United  ^Kingdom, and that many aliens arriving from  continental ports return to their former homes.  Unfortunately figures in support of this contention are not forthcoming, and the increase of  alien immigration is a fact about which there  can be no doubt.  . The British Columbia Express Company are  calling, for tenders for the carrying of Her  Majesty' s mail between Clinton and Alkali  Lake, 150-Mile House and Kleithley creek;  Alexis and Soda creek, and Horse Fly and  ioS-Mile House. THE>NELSQN ECONOMIST.  COMMENT AND GOSSIP.  Two weeks from to-day James Woods will  suffer the extreme; penalty of the. law for the  murder of Paddy Woods, an inoffensive blacksmith.      Already   I  am  informed  by Sheriff  Robinson there are several aspirants for the  uncanny work * of launching Wood into the  . other world,: so many in ...fact that the good  natured sheriff will stand Tittle show of performing the job himself. ��� ��� ...:.  The crime for which James Wood is to be  hanged, appeared to be without any-'-particular  .. motive. He went to trie house of a ���blacksmith  in Nelson, as . some suppose,7' to" steal some  tools, and, on", the appearance "of the owner,  promptly shot him. "He was quickly arrested  however,'and brought to trial, but succeeded  somehow in'-' getting hold of his-shooter, with  the aid of which he' managed-rto' drive his  guards into ...the building, " where' he.. locked .  them up; and'was thu.s niablel to escape. But  the arm of the, law'was swift, and before he  quite. reached the. boundary was..;rearrested,  not, .however, without  making a../fight, but his  ��� weapon luckily snapped six. times'. in .the chest  of his'' captor without'discharging,, before it  was taken  away!'    . r    t .....,.,  Woods does not look like a murderer, and is  said ...to. be   a   man: of more   than   ordinary  . education.   His personality .affords an interest-,  ing   subject:'for   the-i investigation  of ' criminologists..     That is  not my   theme just now.  What I want to' do is to give a description of  the   gallows, which  I   find  in  the   Kamloops  Standard of a : recent date.     The scaffold, rope  and harness . or . straps are now in' Kamloops  and are ��� the identical   implements used   in the  ���despatch of Frank Spence, the murderer of P.  Foster   at . Mr.: IyOuis   Campbell's,   and lends--  additional  interest  in  them  to the people of .  that . district.;      The    scaffold,    which    came  originally from   New.   Westminster; is  a stout :  erection of 6x6 scantling, surfaced on   all. sides  and   nicely morticed at   all joints.     It-can'be  taken to -pieces and   put- together at anytime,  as   easily  .as a   fishing. ������ rod,   but   when   put  together is"as strong, as possible ^     On  the top  is : a neat 'platform  of  1x6  matched lumber,  divided: up into   small pieces all arranged and  numbered, so   that although   they'can be   all  carried off in  a- small compass, they present a  stout,   even   floor,   good  enough    and strong  enough to dance on.     To one   side, where the  condemned" man stands, is   a trap   door, like a  cellar flap from   beneath which are withdrawn  the bolts supporting it and. the  miserable man  standing' directly on   it  is dropped   into   the  bourne.from -which there is no returning. / The  rope used is a three-quarter inch  Manilla rope  such as would do   for. staking  but an   animal.  At the end is an.eye   through which   is drawn-  most of the rope, thus forming a noose, which  is placed round the prisoner's neck and drawn   j  up  behind  the ear.     The  harness straps are  nothing more than a  set  of good stout straps  and buckles of harness leather, with which the  condemned man's  hands and feet are securely  fastened in  order   to   prevent   any futile   and  i ���  unseemly   demonstration'  at   his   approaching  end; " '-��� ��� ���"���   ������' ���,"' ;  -'.; ���  On this ' scaffold James Wood will pay the  penalty of his -misdoing. In a letter I just  received from New'Westminster, where Wood  is'now confined, it is stated that the"condemned  triair is as cool and collected as if it were a  picnic party he was" going to, instead of- preparing to meet his God. ��� ' ���  ��� That-temple of.Thespis;,'for so many years,  the home' of the drama in Nelson, better known  as the fife hall, will no .longer be utilized for  the purpose of. permitting some strolling actor  to mimic, a' king. In fact the Nelson fire hall  will be usedincfuture-for the purpose for which  ���it was originahyintended., . I dropped in there  the other day and was .told by City Clerk Seahy  that1 all ! the .-^changes being effected in the  building were for ^the better accommodation  of the fire brigade'. This reopens- the old  question, why-is it that Nelson has no"'properly  constituted house "of - .amusement ? ' Will some  enterprising   gentleman answer that question?  , , I .had. a long, conversation with-Hon. G. B.  -Martin the other evening. The- honorable  ��� gentleman has had a remarkable   life, and one  ��� that has had more adventure in- it than-falls to  . the lot of the ordinary individual. Before :comihg  ���; to Victoria, as,a-midshipman in Her "Majesty's  .navy he had seen, much of the world. '" In'his  j early,-days Mr. /Martin,., was  something   of an  amateur-., athlete and ; c.ould- rim or- row  . a - race with the best blood in the country.  ���: In. politics he has .manifested his running  - qualities,, as ; is ...evidenced. ,by the number of  .: .times he has. vanquished-, his political foes.  ; During - his stay in -Nelson, Mr. Martin has  .made many friends.      - He    has    a    grievance  against   the... Nelson   Miner   on   account of an  . interview alleged to vhave taken place: between  ��� him and .-a-reporter of that-paper aiid published  last Saturday. He gives .an unqualified denial  to every statement therein contained/'' ���"���  Popularity .with all classes- is not 'easily  : obtained, . but it is a desirable condition of  everyday life. Especially is this true where a  man is a servant of the ever-discontented and  exacting public.,. Few. men have been so fortunate in this respect. as . Harry McGregor,  travelling passenger agent for the C. P. R. in  the Kootenay.... Harry could play the leading  role in, '.Everybody's; Friend" in the most ac-  ceptable::?nanner.     =,.....,  The smiling: countenance of D. R. Young,  Of the Slocan ���.News,v iUu ruined the streets of  "Nelson this "week. Mr.; Young is alwa}'s happy  and succeeds in putting everyone within the  radius of his-���.smile iu high good humor. He  is well known: ;in journalistic circles as one of  the most forcible writers on political economy  and scientific subjects .on-; this continent; and  no confidence is violated in saying that at one  time he might have become an editorial' writer  on the Nelson Miner if he so desired. But Mr.  Young's ambition did not seek such dizzy  heights, and thus it came to pass that Nelson  lost a talented writer.     He preferred rather to  seek the seclusion that an editorial chair in the  Slocan News offers, than the honors and emoluments attached to an editorial position on the  Nelson Miner; and who will [ say that he did  hot consult his' own peace of mind in so doing? <This is a free country, and if D. R. Young  feels constrained to follow out his own inclinations, whose affair is it? ��� Pie is a good fellow  just the same.     ��������� '   . ; 4.-.' . -  Of 'the   distinguished  visitors   in   this   city  "ft    ....      ��� ���  during the week,; not one attracted more attention than Col. J.^M.' O'Brien of the Vancouver,  World., The colonel gained his title while on  the field with the New Brunswick militia, and  carries fnore medals'for deeds of bravery- than  any man in America.' -But Col. O'Brien one  day became weary of his prowess on the field,  and "sick of wounds and scars," he fashioned  tiis sword into a pen,v arid now fights in the  columns' of the World with the same dogged  determination that characterized his early exploits when''at the head of the New Brunswick  militia.'"1'"   '. :",'���'���"���'   '-  David Wilson,. Provincial school inspector  .. for British Columbia, was a visitor to Nelson  during the .week". Mr. Wilson, like Col.  J. O'Brien" is a"New-Brunswicker, and all. a  native of that Province has to do to get on the  right side of the school inspector is to proclaim  his bluehose origin. Many who were really  not entitled to the honor of birthplace in New  Brunswick have misrepresented the fact and  replenished, their."depleted "pocket-books with  shekels from tiie good-natured school inspector.  His. work iu connection with the Provincial  schools is so well and favorably known as to  not require extended reference.  Vishnu. ���  Rossland���LOver $'7,000 in licenses have  been collected since June r. So far this  month .over $5,000 has been turned into  .the city treas.ur}' by Inspector Barr, says the  Record.  According to the . Spokesman-Review arrangements are being made this week for the  construction of the Le Roi smelter at North-  port, and the contracts for brick, timber and  lumber are let. The company are to get a  cheap freight rate on ore over the Corbin road  and members of the company have a third interest in the townsite, the boom for which is  just about ready to be launched.  THE NEW CITY JAIL.  Work on the new city jail, in the rear of the  fire hall, is being pushed forward, and the  building will be ready for occupancy by September 1. The jail will have seven cells,  which, it is thought, will meet with the requirements in -the* meantime.. There will be an  office for City Clerk Sealey, also a chamber for  the city council and the police court. The  building is an all-stone structure and will  present quite an imposing appearance when  completed. Thos. Halliday has the contract  for construction. SI:  ������a.M'  if  m  Ir  '.Si  i'i-  * ��  * r  b*';  71 I 4''  .-: .5  r:  iy  hi;  .3   I.'"'-'  My  ���5 -j.��;  i\ "1 ���' :  } Y. I  H>- Y  a ' *"Y  * f,Vv -  lift'  IIS  m  -. ^  '.. :  1 if.  ;i.;,y :  ���>{}  ',-' 1.  ?1V  1 ,-  M  1  r ��  4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.  One of the most remarkable cases of circumstantial evidence on record is the story of the  two brothers who traveled to a seaport town  together. An argument, vociferously conducted, ensued after dinner. Later they retired  to a double bedded room. One of the brothers,  seized with a violent fit of nosebleeding, rose  at 3 o'clock in the morning and wandered to a  The conviction of James Woods, the murderer,  was the subject of an animated discussion at  one of the hotels the other evening. The verdict was endorsed, but it was pointed out that  many men have suffered on circumstantial evidence, for nothing human is perfect���no, not  even the courts and juries, but it may console���  it certainly will interest���our criticising friends  to learn that more people have suffered inno-  cently by direct evidence than by circumstantial ���very many more. ,     ���     '  Of this,   there   is not  a   particle of doubt.  Nothing in legal annals is more clearly proved,  and a little reflection will show  the   reason.  .  Circumstantial  evidence   is   often   very much  stronger   than   direct   evidence,   because   the  direct evidence  can   be   manufactured   by an  ordinary intellect,   while  the   fabrication of a  great congeries of alleged circumstances so that  the separate allegations will agree with each  other and all known facts, demands the  very  highest kind of talent.    Even then it fails in a  majority of cases.  Any fool in Boston might have sworn positively, and with an air of solemn sincerity,  that he saw Prof. John White Webster kill  Dr. Parkman, but it would have puzzled all  the detectives in the city to arrange those circumstances���Lthe teeth in the furnace, the flesh  in the vault, the fragment of a body with hair  such as Dr. Parkman was known to have, the  peculiar smoke seen by a total stranger, etc.  And it certainly ought to comfort the critics  to know that where one innocent person has  suffered by circumstantial evidence at least  10,000 have been acquitted by it.  The proportion is probably even larger than  that. The elders readily swore to " taking  Susannah" under a tree, but when examined  separately one swore it was a holm tree and the  other swore it was a mastic tree. Even as trifling a circumstance as the exact minute when  the moon rose or the sun set has often saved  the innocent. The beauty of it is that the truth  must always consist with itself���that is,* every  event occurring on any day in the largest city  must have an exact correspondence with every  other. Hence the duty of the cross examiner  to get as many, of these collateral facts connected  with the case as possible.  Nevertheless innocent men have suffered by  circumstantial evidence���-nothing like so many  as is generally supposed, but still too many.  And in almost every case it will be found on  inquiry that the character of the accused was  against him. The moral is obvious. The  worst crimes as a rule can only be proved by  circumstantial evidence. So to illustrate the  danger, slight though it be, a few cases are  given herewith.  cliff. He was seized by smugglers whom he  had unwittingly detected in buying puncheons  of spirits. They were too amiable to murder  him and merely put him on board a vessel,  which was bound for the West Indies. Meanwhile his brother awoke in the morning to  find the pillow coverd with blood and his  brother missing. He hastily rang the bell and  summoned the landlord. i  But all his protestations of innocence were  fruitless, and he was soon in the hands of the  law. Stains of blood were traced from the bedroom to the edge of a cliff, where marks of a  scuffle were found. The brother was tried,  convicted and hanged. Left for dead on the  gallows, his life was almost miraculously saved  by a wandering shepherd, who, attracted by a  low moan, cut down the pendant, half choked  man, resuscitated him and assisted his escape  on board a vessel bound for the Barbadoes.  The first man he met in Roebuck street,  Bridgetown, was the brother for whose murder he had been wholly convicted and half  hanged.  !  Early in this century' Jonathan Bradford  kept an inn on the London road to Oxford.  One night a gentleman of. fortune named  Hayes stopped here and took supper with two  other wayfarers. Very, indiscreetly he mentioned that he had then about him a large sum  of money.  After retiring, one of the two travelers was  awakened by a groan in the room next to his.  Another groan followed and still another.  He woke his friend. Together they made  their way into the adjoining room, where they  found Hayes weltering in his gore. Standing  over the bed wTas a man with a dark lantern in  one hand and a knife in the other. But what  was their consternation to recognize in this  man, caught red-handed almost in the very act  of murder, the owner of the inn, Jonathan  Bradford himself. /.  In vain Bradford protested his innocence.  In vain he urged that having been alarmed by  the groans, he had seized a dark lantern and a  knife, the only available weapon, and rushed  into the room only a moment before the guests  had done so and for the same purpose. At  the trial the j ury speedily brought in a verdict  of guilty. ']���-.  The night before the execution Bradford  made a remarkable confession. He declared  that his knowledge of the contents of the portmanteau had hi tinted him when he retired to  bed, that finally the temptation had taken  shape in hideous resolve, that he had gone up  to Hayes' room to do the deed which he found  but just done when he reached it. When his  light fell on the awful scene, his knife slipped  from his palsied hand, and when he found himself in the grasp of his accusers he had felt  that God's judgment was upon him. He  owned that though in act he was guiltless yet  he was justly condemned. Eighteen months  after the execution the public was startled to  learn that Hayes' valet had made a deathbed  confession acknowledging that he was the real  murderer; that his object had been robbery,  but that before he could rifle the portmanteau  he had been frightened by approaching foot-  steps and just had time to escape to his own  room before Bradford entered.  In 1850 an old woman kept a small shop in  Paris. She lived in a small room back of the  shop. She was generally reputed to have  hoarded much money. In the fourth story of  the building slept her shop boy, who kept the  key of the place, k One morning the old  woman was found,dead  in her  bed.     She had  Y , '  been stabbed repeatedly. A bloody^knife lay  on the floor in the sho'p. This was Recognized  as the property of the\|hired boy. More than  this, in, one of the dead woman's hands was  clasped a lock of hair, in the other a necktie.  The necktie was undoubtedly the boy's; the  hair looked like his.  , It was found, moreover, that the front door  had.not been broken, open, but quietly unlocked. Confronted with the evidence, the boy  confessed the crime and was put to death.  Not long after a boy employed in a neighboring shop fell ill and died, but not before confessing that he had killed1 the old woman for  her money. He had been in the habit of  dressing the hair of the other lad atid had not  only possessed himself of locks of his hair,  but also of his knife and cravat. Then he had  taken> a wax impression of the lock, secured  anotifer^key and found the way open to him.  On the road between Albany and Schenectady there formerly stood a picturesque old  Dutch tavern, known as the Blue Horse. One  afternoon a popular young fellow named Harry  Blake became engaged in a heated altercation  with one Wickliff. From words the combatants came to blows and were then separated.  Wickliff left, muttering curses and threats under his breath. Shortly after Blake left also.  Two of his companions, riding shortly afterward along the road, were startled by hearing  a sudden cry for help. Whipping up their  horses, they turned round a copse of trees and  came face to face with a sight that froze their  blood.  -Stretched on the road before thern lay a  human form in a pool of blood. And bending  over him was a man grasping the handle of a  knife whose blade was plunged in the bosom  of his victim. The dead man was Wickliff;  the apparent murderer was Blake. Yet Blake  protested that he had only arrived at the spot  a moment before ; that he had found the corpse  and was merely engaged in drawing out the  knife. No one believed his story. He was  found" guilty and executed.  Only a few months later a prisoner, under  sentence of death for another crime, confessed  that it was he who had murdered Wickliff.  He gave a detailed account of how he had lain  in wait for an enemy, had mistaken Wickliff  for him, plunged a knife into his breast before  discovering his error and escaped at the sound  of -approaching footsteps.  In the year 1830 Pere Francois Caudret was  the cure of a rural parish in France. Between  his house and the church was a small two-  roomed house known as the hospice, where it  had been his custom to provide food and shel-  '<. >> I    I,   'I  <.    Y    ' ' ���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ter for any wayfarer,, who might apply for  charity. During a terrible snowstorm, he  lodged here a young woman on her way to her  friends in a distant part of France. On the  fifth or sixth morning the housekeeper, going ,  to call her, found her murdered in her bed.  . It was evident that a  double  crime had been  committed. |  ! ' '  Search was made.     Close.��to  her  bed was'  found a knife that belonged to the priest���a  long Corsican dagger which he had preserved  for years as a curiosity. At the finding of the  weapon Caudret was observed to turn deadly  pale and nearly faint.,' More and more damning evidence was accumulated. From the  priest's study window to the hospice a man's  footprints could be distinctly traced, going and  coming. A pair of shoes which were found  dirty in the priest's study, and were, known to  be his, fitted exactly into these prints. Moreover, a handkerchief of his, which had evi-  dently been used as a gag, was1 fonnd in the  victim's bed. Every one, even his brother.,  clergymen, believed that he was guilty. He  was sentenced to the guillotine, but Charles X  commuted the sentence to, that of trauvaux  forces at the "galleys.      a  A quarter of a century passed away and he  was still serving his sentence. Then a convict  at the galleys of Toulon, who had been sen- ,  tenced to 10 years, was cut down by an accident. On his deathbed he confessed that 25  years before he had murdered a woman in the  hospice  of a  village   near   Lyons,  for   which  o  crime the cure of the place had been tried,  found guilty and condemned. He gave full  details ; how, to divert suspicion, he had entered the cure's bedroom by the window, taken  his shoes, his handkerchief and the Corsican  knife he had, found in his study, taken especial  pains to make his footprints as plain as possible, and otherwise had managed to throw suspicion on the priest. A formal inquiry was  made, the judgment given a quarter of a century before was reversed, and the doors of his  prison were thrown open for Pere Caudret.  Queen Victoria in her loug life has traveled  very little abroad.  The United States and Germany are the  only great powers that have no postal savings  banks.  Ex-King Milan and Queen Natalie of Servia  have arranged to live peaceably together for a  time to enable King Alexander to appear with  some pretense to decency as a suitor for the  hand of a princess.  The late Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, was an author as well as a distinguished  engineer. Some of his poems are said to rise  to a very high plane. Shortly before his death  he wrote in Swedish a drama, " Beatrice  Cenci."  King Humbert of Italy is the most heavily  insured man in the world. < The amount of insurance he carries is over seven million five  hundred thousand dollars. The late Czar,  Alexander the Third, was insured for five millions of dollars.  SHORT STORIES.  The, festivities at the coming of age of the  present Lord Hopetoun, included a service at  the parish church, which was filled with members of the great Hope family and also with  members, of the Hope clan. The feelings of  the congregation thus composed can be imagined when tiie minister began his discourse  with the words : '" My brethren, the world is  full of blasted hopes." ''   ��� . .;     ���  At a certain court function, Lady Harrington was bedizened with diamonds and jewels,  and looked like a' stage queen of indifferent  , character, and she bitterly complained to  George Selwyn that she was to walk with Lady  Portsmouth, who would have a ,wig and a stick.  "Never mind," he said, " you will only look  as if you were taken up by the constable."  This she repeated every where, under the impression the reflection was on Lady Ports-  ��� mouth.  In his early days, Lord Russell of Killowen,,  Chief-Justice of England, had a good deal to  put up with from older meii and judges, who  thought to prune down his exuberance. One  day, Sir Dig'03^ Seymour, Q. C., kept up a flow,.  of small, talk when-Russell was speaking. "I  wish you would be quiet, Saymouf," said  Russell, with his Irish accent. "My name is  Seymour, if you please," replied the' learned  gentleman, with mock dignity. "Then I  wish you would see more and say less," was  the rej oind^r. :  Robert Louis Stevenson once took an eccentric acquaintance of his to hear Sir Charles  Halle play the piano at St. James' Hall, London. Sir Charles was a musician of the most  correct and severe British type, though a German by birth. After the concert,was over they  walked as far as the marble arch���neither  having spoken. Arrived there, the friend  stopped and delivered himself thus: "The  manner of the elderly statesman at the piano  was somewhat austere and chilling." And  then they walked on.  Thackeray got into trouble by cop3"ing some  of his characters too closely from life, notably  when he put his friend, Arthur Archdekne,  into "Pendennis" as the ever delightful Harry  Foker. Although Thackeray meant no unkind-  ness, Archdekne never quite forgave him.  One night, just after Thackeray had delivered  his first lecture on "The English Humorists,"  Archdekne met him at the Cider-Cellar Club,  surronded by a coterie who were offering congratulations. "How are you, Thack?" cried  Archie; "I was at your show to-day at  Willis's. What a lot of swells you had there  ���3^es ! But I thought it was dull���-devilish  dull ! I will tell you what it is, Thack, you  want a piano.  ��>  Sir Michael Costa, who was a rigid disciplinarian of his orchestra, on one occasion was  compelled to wait half an hour for the second  oboe,   and   finally to begin   without   him.    A  quarter of an hour later, when, the , orchestra  was at work, the absentee appeared; breathless, panting and sheepish. His explanation  was  that.'' a domestic event had just occurred  in his home, and that he did riot like to leave'  , -      - ��� ��� ��� ���   ������  until he was assured that everything had  passed ,off satisfactorily." There was some  laughing arid chaffing, but Sir, Michael did not  join in the merriment. However, on hearing  the explanation his features relaxed somewhat,  and, turning to the late oboe player, he said :  "That is a different thing. You may' take  3^our   place;  but,   mind,t' don't let  it    occur.  ao-am.  j��  Sir   Edwin Laudseer,    the  famous   animal-  painter, had an old servant���his butler, valet,  and faithful slave���named William, who was  particularly assiduous in   guarding  the  outer,,  portal; no" one could by any possibility gain  direct   access   to , Sir   Edwin.    The   answer  owould  invariably be,   "Sir Hedwin is not at-  'ome."    The Prince Consort himself once received this answer when he called,  amplified  on. that   occasion   by the   assurance that " he  had gone   to a wedding,"  ah entire fiction  on  William's part, as the prince found out, for on  walking in and round the garden, he noticed  Sir Edwin looking out of his  studio window.  This was the faithful attendant who, one day;  when a lion had died at  "the Zoo," and his  corpse came up in a   four-wheeled cab to be.  painted   from,   startled his  master   with   the  question, "Please, Sir Hedwin, did you horder  a lion?"  Once, at a London dinner-table, the late Professor Huxley met Roscoe Conkling, of whom  he ventured to inquire his views on the subject  of civil-service reform.    The brilliant  American started off immediately in full career upon  a denunciatoiy^ speech, long, elaborate, rhetori- '  cal and effective, but approaching the proportions of an oration rather than those suitable  for table talk.     Mr. Huxley, a no less forcible  talker himself, refrained from making any  reply.    When he was asked what he thought of  Mr. Conkling's speech, however, he paid it the  -  characteristic  compliment   of calling it   '' the  most  brilliant defense I eyer heard of a perfectly indefensible thing. *'     At another dinner,  at wrhich John Bright was present, the conversation happened to turn upon India,  and Mr.  Huxley expressed with considerable vigor his  Imperialist   opinions,    concluding   with     the  statement  that  India  had been   won   by  the  sword, and must be held by the sword.    That  aroused Bright.     His   soul   blazed   out.     He  spoke as one having authority and inspiration.  When he ended, Mr. Huxle3^, impressed with  Bright's sincerity, and not caring for an  argument, sat  silent.     As   the   company went upstairs sonie one  said   to  Mr.   Huxley that he  thought   Mr.   Bright    had  gone   rather   far.  ' * Well,''   he replied,   '' I never before understood how   thoroughly   a   man   might  enjoy  being told that he was a fool !"  William Black, the novel-writer, is also a  portrait-painter, an enthusiastic botsnist, and  an all-round sportsman. Y I--:  ���il ���  n\: ���  Al:  '-., i . '  ���';.'.*'-  ���t:  BKOIHUBnaBUBI  c>  .lYSYy  6  '  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ',"!  1 :-Fi  .-1-,.-.  ������'! t'.  '���>-!. V:  Ah  -i'Kv  J K  Li-J, fJ^1  :l  i 1 :-, i  * J '��� ���.'  'J; tw :-  -. * *.. j  .-;H.-)i  <>; <��� t  - -' ^ V -.J ��  Y'J-"'^ !  j: U.I J,  |��y  l��   -hi'  >-.-iV..- *i  :.-"?���/,!  ,.',' -J -t.  il'Vi.  I) -1- - --  li'H'  la a- ���*  fir"*  -1-    .  1 *  '.I  l.?A  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  Judge Forin and Mrs. Form are visiting at  Victoria. .    ,  A lodge of the A. O^ U. W. has been organized in Nelson.  '    ' Vancouver is  looking forward to an inter-  . national bicycle meet.,  The Whitewater group at Boundary has  been bonded for $30,000. >'    '',-  John McCready, of the Buckle3' Hardware  Compai^, has retu'rnrd from a short, visit to  Spokane. '  The Kamloops Standard sa3^s Mr. Mara has  taken Mrs. Mara* and famity to Point Comfort  for the season. ���        <���  Trail is becoming distinctive^ metropolitan.  The good citizens of that town are arranging  for a prize fight. _ 0  The case of.Findlay," Dunham and Brc,die,of  Victoria,   against H. E. Croasdaile, of Nelson,  has been settled.  ��� At,the Neosha the Hall Exploration Company contemplates' fixing up the hoisting  plant and and sinking on the ledge.  Messrs.   McCafty & Robinson have secured  the contract for the government  offices  to   be  built at Trout Lake City,   and work   will   be.,  commenced thereon immediately.  P. C. Macfarlane, the Quartz sawmill man,  was in the city yesterday looking up a location  for a lumber 3'-ard. He proposes to carry his  material by wagon from the top of the hill.  A. Hespeler has been appointed agent for  the Kootena3r Brewing Compaiw, Trail. His  territo^ will extend up the lake to Kaslo and  down the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railwa3^  to Ouartz.  W. A. Macdonald, Q. C, returned yesterday  from Brandon, accompanied 03* Mrs. Macdonald and family. Mr. Macdonald sa3rs that  the farmers of the prairie province are jubilant  over crop prospects.  Victoria, according to the papers, is beginning to reap a share of the trade and business  created b}* the Klondyke excitement, and. to  hopefully expect great benefits from the same  in the near future, benefits that, will extend to  the whole Province if the opportunities are  property improved.  During the last month there was exported  from the Slocan via Revelstoke 440 tons of ore  to the value of $50,831.75. ,Of this amount  the Slocan Star sent forward 320 tons valued  at $5,496, and the Reco So tons valued at  21,730,     These figures,   while   covering   last  month >only, give some idea   of   what is being  done at the other end of the line.  The lumber interests of the Province are  looking up. According to the New Westminster Columbian, the Pacific Coast Lumber  Compam^'s mill is kept bus3- turning out cedar  lumber and shingles, and orders are still coming in from the east, where British Columbia  goods of this class have attained a great reputation. The shipments are sent chiefly to the  Northwest, Manitoba and Ontario, at the rate  >f from one to two carloads a da3r.  Kaslo is ��� demanding better sanitary arrangements.  , ..."'"  The dispute regarding the Good Frida3^  property has been settled.        , :  The,. Ruth, in the,Slocan district, is .now  shipping, two carloads of ore per day.  Robert Kerr, general freight agent. for the  C. P. R.,. located at Winnipeg, is in Rossland;  t * * 1 >  t  Work is to be resumed on the Elkhorn, in  Slocan district,; It  having been purchased ' by  ' 1 ��� ,  J. W. Stewart, of Spokane.  A. Stewart entertained a few friends last  evening with a stereoptican. exhibition on an  instrument of a lately improved model. ...  The bo3r traveler, who left New York three  yrears ago and has been on the road^ever since,  was in Nelson last week. He was entertained  fry Ed Curran of the Club hotel.   ;  Dr. Quinlan, the Victoria dentist, is in Nel-  son, and will engage in the practice of his pro-  1 f  fession.     The doctor is  also interested in several desirable prospects.  The  Kootenaian demands  that the.law3rers  and judges of British  Columbia abandon the  wig.     The Kootenaian is  determined to"-revp-  . lutionize things in this Province.  Miss Donahue and Mrs. Anderson report  that they are meeting with considerable encouragement in their kindergarten and.primar3^  school, row domiciled in the Methodist church.  Prior to the first da3^ of January, 1897-, there  had been 970 claims located in the Fort Steele  mining division, but since that time 800 locations have been recorded, making a total of  1,770 mineral locations.  The Boundary- Creek Times is one of the  best weekly publications in British Columbia.  Greenwood City must . be ah important and  thriving centre when it can support a paper of  the high order of merit of the Times.  The first number of the Kamloops Standard  has reached, this office. . J. T. Robinson is  manager. It is abhy edited, and if it maintains the excellence of its first production it  should become a power for good, in this  Province.  The Kamloops Standard sa3's that it is reported that James Guerin has discovered -i  seam of coal on Coal hill, somewhere near the  spot where, a few 3-ears ago, prospecting for a  workable seam was undertaken on a somewhat  large scale. From other conditions the area  over which this bed is likely to cover must be  necessarily limited. Neverthless, v slipuld a  workable seam of good quartz be uncovered in  the course of the present investigation, it will  3rield ample returns.  A dispatch from Montreal says: The reported  decision regarding the removal of the railway  shops of the C. P. R., at Donald, to Golden  and Revelstoke, and from Canmore to Calgan-,  is premature. Mr. Skaughnes3r said the matter  had been under consideration for some time,  but nothing definite had been decided upon.  Mr. Whyte, the manager of the Wrestern division, ma3* have made a few changes of an unimportant character, but as 3'et no steps have  been taken to remove the shops.  Sixty men are now  at work on the Noble  Five and 110 on.the Slocan Star.     r . <  Mrs. J. H. Yates and daughter, of Spokane,  ,  ��� v t ���i ( , <  are in the city.     Mrs. Yates' husband is manager of the Equitable Life, at Spokane.  Mr. and Mrs.  King, a bridal couple   trom  Rossland, are at the 0Phair. n  Mrs.   King was .  before this  Mrs.   Allan,   of the  Allan hotel,. .  Rossland. ��  ���' A: concentrator is to be put in on the Noon-  da3^, near Cod3', which now has 150 tons (! of  clean ore on the dump by the Slocan Star  Compaity. '������,..'  Messrs,  Wilde & Taylor���  of  Montreal,   left  for  Ainsworth,  on Saturday,   to complete arrangements  for  the   installation  of   a  Taylor '  Itydraulic plant at that place.  J.  Ogden   Graham,   Esq., manager   of  the  Hudson's Bay store at Kamloops, and. George  R.   Robson,    Esq., .manager   at   Nelson,   are-  maKing  a .business trip through   the   Slocan  countiy.'  W. S. Stout, general, manager of the Dominion Express Compan3^, Toronto, and  G. Ford, superintendent of the western division for the same compa^'-, were in the city ���  this week. They were arranging to,meet the  increased demands "of the company. ���  The Nelson lacrosse.-club has been reinforced  03^ the addition of Mike Lahe3^,  late of. Ross-,  land,   and Joe Thompson   of the  same place. .  The next match is likely to be ..a hothy contested  orie.\-. Secretarry, Lennie   is   trying*3  to  arrange  an early meeting between Nelson and -  Rossland.  D: Morris, civil and f^draulic engineer,  Nelson, was called over to Rossland as consulting engineer on the sewerage question.  The city council of Rossland have adopted  the plans of Mr. Morris, with certain alterations in the designs. He will return .to  Rossland in a few da3^s.  The Revelstoke Herald sa^^s that two prospectors, named Jackson and Gore, have made  a rich strike on a mountain between the headwaters of the Laforme and Carnes creeks.  Tbey have located seven claims, carrying both  gold and galena, the former running $21.18 in  one specimen brought down. The whole  mountain, which was apparently entirety un-  prospected, is full of leads. It lies about six  miles from the Columbia, 011 an eas3' da3r's  'journey.from Revelstoke.  The main features of the regatta on August  7 will be a four-oarced race with the following  crews: Messrs. Poovah, bow; Hale, 2; Chambers, 3; Da3r, stroke; Goepel, coxswain. The  other crew will be: Winter, bow; Smith, 2;  Elliott, 3; Perks, stroke; Blaney, coxswain.  These crews are eventy matched and should  make a fast race. There will be single and  double paddle canoe races and a crab race,  single and double scull races, a tub race,  swimming race, sailing race and walking the  greas3' pole race. The Boat Club is an institution of which this city may be proud. It  has encouraged amateur sports to the end that  professionalism would not gain a foothold here.  The Economist wishes it ever3r success.  .'���,!���  ���miufwaiiawiimwiHHlBiiBBai '"l  O'  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The regular meeting of the City Council  took place Monday night:  There were present His Worship the Mayor  and Aldermen Dow, Gilker, Hillyer, Malone  and Teetzel.      ,  . Aid. Teetzel presented the., report of the  Finance Committee, recommending that the  account of Malone & Treglilus in connection  with the fire hose be paid.  Letters were received from H. C. McKean in  reference to plans and specifications for water-  .  works; from Ralph, Smith & Co., in reference  to printing debentures, and  from, John Elliott  in reference to his account for legal services.  Mr. Elliott's account was, on .motion,  referred, to the Finance Committee.       *   '  A  petition asking   for   two crossings   at the  corner of Hard and Vernon Street was rererred  , to the Public Works Committee.  The   following accounts ^;^re ordered paid :  .Alex   Chisholm, $49.50 ;  H< Harnard,  $6.25 ;  .J. Gwyer, $3.75 ;  B.   C.   Gazette, $14.75';  an(l  Malone & Tregillus, $528.30.  It was ordered  that-three and a,half blocks  of three plahk sidewalk be built on Hail Mines  road, Hoover Street and Lake Street, the work  , to be done by" day's' labour.  It was ordered that the six foot sidewalk on  Stanley Street be' extended from. Robson to  Houston Street. ' -'"'.'.  The Mayor was ordered to have a drain pipe  placed in the hew lockup.  The Electric Lighting and Wiring bylaw  was considered in committee and reported  complete with amendments.  The report will be reconsidered at the next  regular meeting.  Council adjourned until Tuesday, July 27,  at 8 p.m.  At the meeting Tuesday no business of importance was transacted.  CiTY   POLICE COURT.  In the police court this week, George Stephenson, for violation of the provisions of the  Waterworks bylaw, was fined $5 and costs.  Fine paid.  A. B. Ellis, for,violation of provisions of the  Traders' Licenses by-law, was fined $75 and  costs.     Fine paid.  Joseph Sturgeon, violation of Streets and  Sidewalks bylaw, was fined $1  and. cautioned.  Sturgeon repeated the offense the following  day and was fined $2.  Edward Ranch, same offense, was fined $1,  and cautioned.  For a repetition of the offense, Ranch was  fined $2, and cautioned.  Drummond Ross paid $10 and costs for  the privilege of causing a disturbance.  WHITEWATER MINING   NOTES.  Special Correspondence of The Economist.  Business is humming in this little burg. We  now have two general stores, three hotels, and  a sawmill employing about twenty men. We  also have a daily mail service, which makes  this town the hub for   an area   in which   are  situated some of the best mines in the Slocan,  viz., Whitewater, Wellington, Northern Belle,  Ibex, Sunset and Charleston���all shippers  from this point.' I visited the property of the  Hillside Silver Mining Co., last Monday, and  consider the owners will soon be shipping ore.  They have at present but a small pa3^ streak,  but the property is looking much better than  the most sanguine of its owners anticipated.  This property is about 1000 feet from Whitewater station, and the- Northern Belle wagon  road passes through its property.  I learn that it is the intention of R. E. Lemon  and J. Fred Ritchie to.put, a force of men on  the Sunset before August 15, except if changes  hands before this date. This is an exceptionally fine property.' Work was started last  fall and suspended in March. The}' shipped  four cars of ore,, having found pa\r ore from  the grass roots, and at present the3^ have a fine  body of ore in sight. The Sunset' adjoins the  Wellington and Whitewater claims.  ,. George, R. Nash, who has been visiting at  the Wellington, left on the 24th^ for Nelson.  He will be the guest of R. E. Lemon for a  week before returning to Ottawa, where he is  to enter the Ottawa "university for, two years.  Frank Forbin has gone to Marcus to purchase horses for his pack train, the large train  he has at present not being able to supply the  demand for pack and1 saddle horses.  The Northern Belle wagon road is completed  to this town, and Supt. McPhee sa3'Ts. he is  highly pleased with the' work of the contractors. ���  r.  Chas. Behrman, president of the Hillside  Silver Mining Company, says the company  have sold 65,000 shares of Treasury stock in  Kaslo and Whitewater since April , 20. The  purchasers must know something of this property, as Treasury stock is not so easily sold at  present. ���  J. C. Eaton, manager of the Whitewater,  sa3^s the new boarding and lodging houses of  the compan3r will be read3^ for occupation in a  few da3^s. These will be the largest and best  equipped house iu the Slocan, being capable  of accommodatidg 100 men, and the buildings are as complete as can possibty be made  in this section. When completed Mgr. Eaton  intends to put on a force of 80 men in the  mine.  The Ibex will deliver five tons a day at the  station. They have now a pack train of 25  mules taking down the ore.  P. G. Nash, manager of the Wellington  mine in the Slocan, has placed his resignation in the hands of the directors, and expects to leave here in a few days for McLeod,  North West Territories. Mr. Nash was also  Secretar3'-Treasurer of the the Red Point Gold  Mining Company, and the Ottawa and  Ivanhoe Silver Mines, and has resigned both  these positions.  Free Miner.  Whitewater,  July 28,   1897.  KLONDYKE-CARIBOO.  The gold belt that stretches along the coast  ranges from one end of the American continent  to the other, has been uncovered at a   particularly rich place near the junction  of Canadian,  , territoty with that.of Alaska. /.\, So. far   about  200 ver3r rich locations have : been   proved   on    ,  Bonanza- and Eldorado creeks.     The course of  the old gold,seekers striking it   rich   in   California in 1849, in Cariboo-in 1859,   in   Cassiar   .  in- 1859 and in Alaska iu 1879, has been varied  by making a rich strike in '97 instead of waiting until '99, however it ma3r be   reserved   for  some   lucky   fellows   to hit   it   rich   iu upper  ,  Cariboo,, Peace   river   country or some section  in   a dine with   the ,richc, deposits of Williams ���  and "Lightning   creeks   with    the,   Klondvke.  There   is   gold   bearing- .country' between  the  two points of about 1,000   miles that  has been  prospected only in '..a' very'hurried  and  super-'  ficial way, and 3'et large sums of gold have been  taken out.      The   B. C. Mining Journal   contends' that there is not   a stream in that whole  countrv of  aiw size   or   length  but that bears   *  gold in   greater or  less   quantities.   , The rich  creeks  so, recently discovered . in   the   section  called     the     Klondyke,    viz.    Bonanza,    and  Eldorado   creeks, ii a ve   alread3^  yielded   large  sums, but let us recall what was   found in.gold  in the  bed of Williams creek.   Eldorado creek  it   is   stated   b3^   some  returned   miners,  it.is^'  .thought     will     yield     frorh    $21,600,000    to  $25,000,000      in     thirteen    miles      distance.  Williams .creek yielded   about   $25,000,000 iu  less than-two   miles, Lightning   creek   yielded  in two and a  half miles   about   $12,000,000 so  that the record of the Klondyke does not as 3^et  hold over   the   old Cariboo   discoveries.     The  late   strikes   will   do   much   to   stimulate gold  mining in all sections of  the   Northwest.    .We  look   for   large   parties of  prospectors, to drift  both ways next year from the Cariboo country  north   and   from   the   Klondyke   south.      All  cannot be accommodated   with mining ground  hr the new el dorado  and  thousands   and tens  of thousands who will pour into that section  next season, many will naturally drift each  wa3^ looking for new diggings. Where is there  a more favorable section for prospecting than  the great gold belt stretching along near the  Fraser, Parsnip and Peace rivers 011 through  the Cassair mountain ranges and through to  the Tesliu lake county. A small part of the  2/old buried along the route traced out would  pay the off the debts of the world. There is as  sure to be good mining ground found along  this route as the sun is to rise and set. It is  onty a question of property equipped and competent parties, who are not afraid to work.  Klondyke is now the c^. Within two  seasons stories of great wealth being found  in the section named above, Cariboo to Teslin  lake, will abound.  Helena, Mont., Juty 26.���A big mining  deal was consummated today 037" which  Braden Brothers of Helena have come into  possession of the reduction works at Pilot Bay,  on Kootenay Lake, B. C, owned by the  Kootenay Mining & Smelting Company.' The  works have been idle about a 3rear, but will be  operated at once. The plant includes a 50 ton  concentrator, which will also be operated.  The compam* owning the property spent  about one million dollars in reduction works  and various improvements, but was unable to  make a success of the venture. The deal :  includes the Blue Bell, one of the largest lead  mines in the world, which will be worked by  Braden Brothers. ������-?,? H< ���  ��� (-/j. i��  ���f;  ���������'' I  ���*>������:  ':'"S f t  '-,-;t-  . .* i  -'t      *','  ���,,' <i  ���iff;  'ill!- ���:.  'in.*;.!  j .,* **r, ���  ,��/ r.v ���  ���y   i'r  OS.'*'"  ���"3-H. ,-���  miY  ���   *,'-"'�����<���>'  ' ,''  * j 5." * '  ,.:.Tv��'i:  '',1 ?i-. j*,  -. <���- '5" .y  '. r, J > "i  .__.<-���       V  * ~j " *��� t  '   �����  * -  ���   x.'i  .���"tftMf!  .'���%'"* !  E  'b/'"  '���fi'-i  ;iv:  ���:&  ii'.  if i ���  j. <  fi'.Y/'r:  ^ f \Y  .'Y;5; f.:-  IfY  l&v.r  I ;yv|  i iv.:-; /'  m  i'.y.-l-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  TAHT SOMEBODY ELSE.  In that .wonderful human comedy  , unfolded" in the Book of Job -a cer-  ��� tain character is introduced with a  oiost delicious touch of humor.  Speaking of the day on which the  /sons of God came to present themselves, before the Lord, we are told  that "Satan came also." ,- In this  superb comedy Satan is "that somebody else." It was not his first  appearance on the boards. He had  been cast-for a small, but important  '  ,role in. an   earlier -drama   entitled  The Creation.    But since those days  lie has improved wonderfully m his  art   so   much   so   that the, modern  ,   drama is not complete without him  He'-knows   his   own ^strength,   and  ''there can be no denouement without  '.him; he'knows,   too, that he=   is al-  ways-the, biggest  part   of  the plot  e - and that   without   his  efforts there  can be no dramatic action.  .    r    -Itis   curious about  " that somebody else;" he invariably talks bet-  "ter walks better, dresses better, sings  ��� ' better, dances better and makes  ove  better than the   other man.     W ay  /shouldn't he?    He is an artist, and  riecl  state like a person entering a  dark   room   with    a .lantern:.-   He  hasn't the slightest idea what he is  o-oing   to find there.   . I make 'bold  to say that not' one' woman m ten  thousand "kisses   and vows eternal  misery"'      without      a     sneaking  thought   of "that somebody else "  who first ' taught her lips   the   ex:  quisite thrill' of the   divine parallel,  who   wrote her the, first ' real   love  letter, who first filled her ears with  the  sweet  music   of love's   litany,  who first enthralled  her soul with  that     delicious'    iteration     of    pet  names, who " first  took   her   irf  his  strong arms and wrapt her m so all  persuading an embrace that like the  woman of old, she was ready to cry  out-     "Whither thou goest I tsjaII  *o, and where thou   lodges* I will  lcdo-e ���   thv oeople shall be my peo-  ulerandthy'God, myGpd.'^    Mai^  riao-e  is therefore, in most  cases a  sacrifice���a sacrifice of heart at the  a creche wherein to deposit ' an  offering'powerful enough to lay this  ghost of passion.- Therefore,' oh,'  anxious maids, enter not into the,  marriage state, without thought of  maternity. This mystery of motherhood will solve this mystery of the  .heart and purge your.souls of every  trace of the poison of that- first kiss, ; le bebe .  Keep your eyes firmly fixed upon '  this creche and don't, draw   a deep  breath ' until  you   have   laid  your  lump of kicking, crying, struggling  rosy humanity therein.      Then you  arc .safe; then you have   turned  a  cruciform   swordhilt    against   Me-  phistc.  / You have.been born again;  vou have been" purified  in nature's  mystic crucible and all the   dross of  'baser passion   has   been   consumed  awav,   and the' recollection  of  that  first'kiss^will haunt you   no   more,  mocking you    in the night  season  and hanging over you like the pal-  him. Your first kiss fell upon my  lips My arms wrapped around you  In a blissful embrace." .But, the  babv, all, the baby! , It cares nothing for vour";cry of despair," it.  -only kicks ��� and sputters when you  endeavor to lay hold of its mother's  hand.     Hurrah for the baby !  Vive  T S Gokk. H; Burnet.  Claire.  J. H. MuGREDOK ,  GORE, BURNET & GO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for .Obtaining  Crown.  Grants and Ab=  "     stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON, r    :^_^tJsr__C_^rnbla  :wa  '  CLEMENTS  AND HILLYER BLK/  Room 6,        , Nelson, B. C.  sacrifice-a sacrifice ol near, at ^  spectre pf a lost love,   marring   the  Uctatfonof the brain, a triumph of, flavor   of kisses which    other   lips  inteUect over feeling ; of will power besto,v and laughing to scorn your  ���   ���    i������     ^'f   Trmmmou    over  most sacred vows.  3Wi  of   maminou   over  The reason why so many lives  are failures is because these who  live them are -mainly- compounded  "self."       Now   there  are' ��� two  over'  impulse,  heaven.  H ,     The white gowji  and  the white  ?    He is an artist, and I ^^^ &nd the white veil cannot  art is always more  fascinating ihan j q  &Qm   a shadow! of   -seu. ^    ^-  nature      Everv man   who . ^ecl\*A{ch r.sts   UDOn it, in spite of the i thivigs   that will knoc. the   ��� s.U  upon Apelles' 'celebrated picture of  ^     d   ^ n  ht    beatitfg    uoon    the . out of a woman    a^  th^ a^e   an  "Venus    Anadyomene,';     tha, ^  ^^ encie,te where   the �� hap^ | earthquake or a ^--^   -^;-  pair"   stand hand in hand   and the  shadow   is  the    shadow   of   "that  o^-^h^av eh=e,."   following at   the   Wi c             lx  ���ni heels and whispering:   "i   knocking the self out   of a   woman  1V��ruaa S - -'> ---���   vou start her anew, you destroy die  past,   and   "that   somebody   else"  suffers   extinction   along   with   the  Dominion and  Provincial-  Land Surveyor,  OPP ._Custom jtee^soiki^  5Ms i 8 V i i    si 1       I s'4 ^. S  , Venus emerging  from the sea a,Ler  .-her  bath,   loved   glorious   Phryne  ,Yho had served as model for it  and  so it is with " that somebody else  Whit"   a  woman  may  feel   m  her   ���^ ^^ stiU; tei thousand adieuxs  heart that   he hasn't as   much sin- | ^^. ^^.^ ^  ncr ali the mar  ceritv  in  his   whole  .body   as   ker  ^o_ ArrnvS {ll chr;stendom undo th  earthquake or a baby. Either one  or the" other brings us to a '/realizing sense''"that life is net so much  of "a jest as it appears to   be.       Bv  rgan  9  CI  s2��  riage vows m  W  17 JL5!*iS> i^<��  Department, Complete,  ��� at ���  remembrance  of  :hat  first    kiss > wreck and ruin of her pretty porce  lain idols.  .rood man has in  his little toe, ye,  wch a consummate artist is netliau .eredfromthyHps. _ ,    ,       .  his   love  making   sounds  sweeter' --- , ffie.       what the uuhap?y Dido deplored  ha���   the   genuine   thing.     "And Thou   s��       ^ ^ & ^  ^   ^   ^ ty  Satan   came   also."     Some   one   of ^V t   be    complete,   for | funeral pile was not   so   much   A*  L  many   delightful  thinkers  ha^,, v^e��^e    - ^ ^ ^^ < q{ ^^ as u u-as the ����t that  said   that   a good   honest and  v>-ell|ie ol^ old     calculating   he left her childless as   well a.,   fox-  Llanced v.oman loves God and her  a      o*e-   sc why sister,   lorn.       In    his   tragedy   of   "Don  husband,    that   a  devotee   has   nc ,     ^erwiu b, if thou reason-  Carlos"    Schiller    makes   a   ve,,  affection save for her confe ssor, bu^, W^J^ feetter were it  that a  dratnatic use  of a Yvoma n . reacj  ��� that a bigot loves her confessor, and | ^ai,ebe^  -"somebody else." |  . ���ecfcs ' than   that   we | babe,    for   when   the   -^rat.c   Yon  Now it is quite true that mos   oY^/^^-   the   vengeauce   of  mysex succumb rather ���g-| r^0/ebody else,"  for, as thou  natural, and inherent weakness than ^      -        _ ��� ^^ somebody  hnn  iiuiiioson Stationery  NELSON,   B.  '1  Lid,  v. /.  SATISFIED  A  Are the Policy Holders of the Canada Life Assurance Co. in this  the Golden Jubilee of  their Company.  "You Cannot Drag Them Away."  Results Count.  Actual Results for Fifty Years  Knk���     for   when   the   erratic  j->uh Shown.  babe,    tor   vu , ���    ..fe t.  0f net profits   divided  A,���    , ,      .   ,rl1lrt     Dr.lvc-   ^    ^-=  makes known to   his   fathers  vi.ei9o per c^v.hoWers  nvsex succumb rather  through a j snou a       ��� V    y- elsVV for> as, thQU. the   passion   he   has  conceived   for ;    ^    -       ^ Surplus on a Four  natural and inherent weakness tnan |    t.i.       ;     ;     ���       - that somebody! her,    that    royal     lady      bids    an; ���        per cent, basis.    ._  ^Ay the agency of any genuine : saves. ^ st trn ^ of ^attendant bring her   her   babe,   the;   Canada Life leads--others Mhow  p^i,    and   the   co.seou.uce   . : else as   tnfloc^   ^^ ^ , .^ of ^.^ ^ {t _ ^    Jf ^c^^���^  hat   -that   somebody   else    . ��ho  ; ^   P. thrill    and j fast time that amorous protestatio     ;     teie^  ^o etc.>ofthe.  althouoh   not i.i   earnest,   is   more, kiss   ;Mtli i of "that somebody else"   were   cut | "   Cauaka Life before  Irtish    inventive   and -f���MSh^'   sQ       oh,    anatiou9   maids,j short by putting such an exhibit m |  andwho ^rt.^T��S;th��isa way to escape this Phan! evidence,  than  the bashful   ^ a ^& ^^   yQU . lf      The    ,  insuring.  all    t  lis "honesty   and' torn   love,  and  woe   bet.de  >  I   am    a    married;  ^-^n   invp    and  ^voe   betide   you   in      x nc    f^        -    -  l0Ver   with    all   nis    -��,     ! ^ ,hrmk from or shirk the sacri-1 woman," can always   be   answered  sincerity. ��� ! -.��"   /^e ^test poets hath said  unto.      ' 'That somebody else     can  There is,  no   doubt,    a       som -, n^   ..^^J wllet   at   his; whisper:    "True,  dearest    you are  body else" iu nearly every woma      -  ha _     1 ^e for ob-Ynarried but you are not   happy.     I  heart, or at least   memory,  foi  t��e,   ack uhere 1 (< , de&r ey��^      j. feel lt  ^oli  that the world  chopses one . Uv;om - d - -3^^  tQ : .^ ^ ^ of ^ Darling,  ffla!1 for us while we choose.an oth�� . ga^ lo^h ^ ^ ^ ^.^ languagei , you Jpved m�� loug before  C. D. J. Christie, Dist. Agt  NELSON,  B.  C.  SATISFIED SATISFIED  First Class work.    Only white labor employed  C. H. BROWN & CO.  reTson  that the world  chooses one . muon,    .u-- ^"^ ;"-^ereon"to'in the dasp of your hand.   Darling,; .   toit for an(l ,u.livel,���  to llliy  Ln for us while we choose another . g 1-^ -.- ^ ^^ !you loveA M loug before  you   met  ^^.  for ourselves, and we enlci l. .  ____��� atfOBSB  . ��� 'THE NELSON. ECONOMIST  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  ^%/^/Q/&&  esale  ers .in  erv   Eggs,   Cheese,   Apples,  Poultry and Cured Heats  : The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada, v All  warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full Stock  carried at Nelson, B.C.     For prices write or wire ,  SEL  ranch  Parsons Produce Company.  anager  or nelson  GLEANINGS.  They   are"  now   making   paper  .slates.  . ' The Oueen is jfoiid of light wholesome bread.  German peasants sleep in   winter  fifteen hours a day.*  A man was put in the   stocks   as  late as the year i860.  Japan had onlv^one newspaper 25  years agovr^vov/it has 2,000.  French   servants  are  usually   allowed half a pint-of claret a day.  Railway   travelling   in   Hungary  costs about a penny for three miles.  The   Chinese   endure   change  of  climate better than anv other race.  Japan is importing cheap laborers  from   Korea   to work   in   her   coal  mines^  The Oueen   is  able to talk to the  deaf    by    means    of    the      finger  alphabet.  When   the   Queen   came   to   the  throne there were only 32 colonies.;  now there are 64.  According to the astronomers  great changes took place last year  on the surface of Mars.  In the earlv years of the Oueen's  reign   the   death   rate was upwards  of 22.      It has now fallen to belowr,  18.  There is a tendency in science  now to regard Somaliland,   or   the  surrounding region, as the original  cradle of mankind.  Eenipriere, in speaking of the  generalship of Wellington, said,  "Wellington .did not dazzle us, but  he defeated us-."  Mr. G. W. E. Russell has a kinswoman still alive who.buckled the  Duke of Wellington's sword when  he started out for, Waterloo.  The favorite novelist of Sir Wilfred Laurier is Thomas Hardy. He  has   the   first   editions of all  that  writer's works.  Alexander ., Dumas, the elder,  considered Queen Victoria the most  remarkable woman of the century,  and the   most   successful   Oueen of  all time.    ' ���  A Scottish railway company has  engaged a first class speaker to give,  free illustrated lectures in cities and  towns descriptive of the beautiful'  summer resorts in Scotland.  It seems as if the Jubilee year  had been made the occasion for a  complete * absence of restraint iu  dress. .A Puritan reaction would  be quite refreshing, so says a London correspondent.  Western Australia, the latest  addition to our self governing colonies, is about half the size of  Europe.  The late Sir John Seely observed  that England seemed to have conquered half the world in a fit of  absence of mind.  Hardware, Miners' Supplies, Etc.  We.carry a very heavy stock of hardware.  A LARGE STOCK OF BEST GROCERIES.  Corner Baker and Josephine  Streets, Nelson, B. C.  C. E.   MAIXETTE.  W.  H.   BEARDSEEY.  LLETTE & GO.  DEALERS   IN  II  GINGER ALE  And   other   Aerated   Table Waters.  (Prepared and packed to suit all climates.)  A. ROSS & SONS, LTD., BELFAST, IRELAND.  NLEES  !�����* j&'^aZ^ o  1  is-Ky  gn a  BAKER STREET,  Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., E*c.  (In premises latelv occupied   by  A. McDonald &  Co.)  liters  London,   Glasgow and Argyleshire.  Address all communications to  nelson, b. c.| London: 29 and 34 Commercial St..   E. 1   "  fVif  Fill",  H:  we.  HI'  IO  THE NEESON ECONOMIST. ,  i'ifi y  ��..:n-"!  I'M  Y YU .  - .1     ���?  ! ���C:J!-  I'M  J;:'*  >! ' ��:;"-"  ���}..:- z:<y  rM;r  v;: "j'y  i-.i .-  m  ?HYY  am  .   ' ri.'-1  m;y!;  ;.  I'   < L>   ',  ; Y-i;  11. ���  !'�� j >���!  I'.    >  . 1        '  ;u-.'  <l-ik  |H1!y  lively  HY'YM'  ��i  ���v-Y  ���Iv.tr  I.- YY :!'  y i  THIS SPAC  RV  FOU  o  f  ���IN  Oo s  &  c^SX.  los. 16 and 20, Baker St., Nelson,  ATS !  P S 'H  Every Department stocked  New   Goods,   of   tiie   latest  with  S3 ��  ^i  ��  ^r t  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring' wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings  r....-   < it  Wholesale and;Retail--  Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes,' Pipes and Tobacconists1 Sundries,  -SOLE OWNERS OF-  THE FINEST BRAND'MADE IN CANADA  oSesale  Reta i!  re, oo  of   Baker  Street,  Nelsoi  Baker  P. O. BOX 108  TEL. 60  Wil  Begin Operations on or about August i .���     A 'Complete Line of   Carbonated  Waters. Syrups, Essences,   Etc.  ���  .Distilled  Water   Only  Used.  ���  -4-  *  ��  (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRY)  Groceries  and   Provisions.  G?,  Crf"%*>3^,  ma!! Store, Small  our Patronage Solicited.  ��  PAENTER, GRA1NER,  P.  O. BOX 137.  PAPER   HANGER,  GLAZIER  ecorative   Artist.  All kinds of House Repairing done. Only first class workmen  employed. Trade solicited. Contrasts given. Orders may be left  at Rust ell cfcThurman's Cigar Store or at workshop on Stanley st.  Nelson,   B.  C.  9  Eaker St., Nelson, B, C.  R. B. Esncuf announces the receipt of a large consignment of window shades and glassware at'the  Cheapside.     Get prices.  Robert   Barr���who,   as   "Luke:  Sharp," is a  popular author in the j  Old World  and  the new���has be-j  cornea  landed   proprietor   in En g-1  land, having, bought a large piece.| pjjj-_  of ground on the  Surrey Hills, and}  is  building   a   handsome residence j  for himself.     He   also  has a winter j  place   in Florida and a large grape-  farm and residence on the Canadian  bank of the Detroit River.  �� i e I  And Keep Up to Date.  air  w  &*% w^  Hair Cutting, 25 cents.  Shevitig, 25 cents.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Mrs. Cleveland, since she has be-; 0pp  c   and  K   sand office, Baker st.  come matronly   and devoted to her j w   s   B&LYEL, Proprietor.  children,   seems   anxious   to   avoid i ���   ---  -  being   conspicuous,   and whenever  Two Dollars Per Day and Up.  e  ing-raew  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  ! i������;.���'  Lapoint & Farley9  Proprietors.  FB A, Tamblyn,  Manager.  she    appears    in   public   is quietly  eowned and unobtrusive in manner  She has lost something of the attrac- j  tiveness of person which once distin- i  guished her,   having   become  stout j  and   dressing   generalkv-   in   black, |  ^and sometimes   shabby   black at | EcOHOmist  Y.k Mi  m  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  :��:  /nrv  son  ..���mL ^  ���s^s^gy  t  h  It is only $2 per Year, or $1.50 if Paid in Advance  Improvements will be made each succeeding week  in the get up of the Paper, and New y  r       Departments added. t    \ .  :��:  -A4  �� "  eadquarters for Miners' and Builders'  The lots in this splendid addition  are   now   on   sale at my office on  * Baker Street.     They will be  old at the Ongma  m  Intending Purchasers should select their Lots   at once before   a rise  in  price.   ; This property is beyond doubt the most desirable  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application.  Give us a Call.     Prompt Attention to Letter Orders.  Telephone 21. Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  fV  THE��,  BAKER STREET,  ON, .Prop.,.  NELSON, E. C.  In Nelson,  and should double in value in the near future.  Agent.  VIE MR A      BAKERY      RESTAURANT  For  the Very.  Best Meal  at   the Most   '.Reasonable  Price ours is  the  place.'.  Every   description  of launches ������put    up   to   order.    We  are   now  prepared   to  . jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Harts,-Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, &v.  AVedding Cakes a specialty.    L    The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also  a fresh   supply  of  Fancy  Candies.  R. HURRY, Proprietor.  Baker Street, Nelson.  EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.  NEWLY FURNISHED.  THE CLUB HOTEL  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  b  Stanley and Silica Sts. Nelson, B. C. ill!  \,  &'��������� ���-���,'  ���������i:!l,;  ! ;$  v--i(t.;  ! ...'������.(..���  >-'y:4-'  ^ '1'.  12  THK NELSON ECONOMIST  .&���:  11  'M.  ���v i--  "I  i ���:���??. r  i \,jj y  l''&'.:-  li.  "ft Y  ������i.  *r_,Y  iiil'J"-'!.-  U.si,-.-j.'  IE;  m'  ifi-i!-  '!,;  ,'i��siYj'  y\y*  m\A  i-. <; ���:  &)Y '  i  it  :!!  H  If  <j  Victoria, B. C.  London", England.  er,  Wholesale Merchants,  SHIPPERS AND IMPORTERS.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  WRECK OF THE "JULIE PLANTE."  ELSOM  B.C.  -o--  Dealers in  Liquors,  Cigars,  Dry. Goods,  Cement,  Blankets,  Rubber Boots,  Tents,  Ore Bags,  Drill Steel,  Drain. Pipe,  Carpets,  Fire Clay,  Flour and Feed.  Pabst    Milwaukee    Beer.  OFFICE,  P. O. BOX 109.  A. E. Brown.  Grad McGill Col.  J. H. Vanstone.  Grad Out S.C-J ?  A  LEGEND  OF  LAC ST. PIERRE.  On wan dark-night on Lac St. Pierre  De'win' she blow���blow���blow���  An' de crew of de wood scow "Julie Plante"  Got scar't. an' run below ;  For de win' she blow lak hurricane,  Binicby she-blow some more,  An' de scow bns' up on Lac St. Pierre,.  Wan arpent froiri, de^shore.  De captinne walk on de front deck,  '   An' lie walk de hin' deck, too,  '  He call de crew from h'up de liolc,  He call de cook h'also ;   /  De cook she's name was Kosie,  She come from Montreal,  Was chambermaid on a lumbaire barge  On de Grande La Chine Canal.  De win' she blow from nor'���eas'���wes'���  De sout' win' she blow too���  Wen Kosie cry., "Mon cher captinne,  , 'Mon cher, w'at J shall do ?" .   r  Den decaptinne trow de big h'ankeare, ���  But still de scow she driff,  De crew he can't pass on de shore,  ,   Beeos he loss hees skiff.  De night was dark lak' wan black cat,  De wave run high an' fas',  Wen de captinne tak' de poor Kosie  .An'tie her to de'mas'.  Den he h'also tak de life-preserve  An' jomp li'off on de lac,  An' say, "Good-by ma Kosie dear  I go drown for your sak'."  Nex' morning very h'early���  'Bout 'alf pas'- two���three���four,���  De captinne���scow���an' de poor Kosie  Was corpses on de shore���   ~  ,  For de win'she blow lak'hurricane,  Binieby she blow some more,  An.' de scow bus' up on Lac St. Pierre  Wan arpent. from de shore.  1 MORAL.  Now all good wood scow sailor man  Tak'warning by dat storm,   ~  An' go and marry some nice French girl  An' leev on wan beeg farm.  De win can blow lak' hurricane,  An'~spose she blow some more,  You can't get drown on Lay St. Pierre  So long you stay on shore.  ���W. H. D.  \i  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "AGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN " will hereafter .be' known "under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S^riUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  ,." OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will  hereafter   be  known   under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Ked. \  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling "of'bur brandedbags with flour will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and blue twine.  In thanking vou for vour patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that "OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and "OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been" established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties (gluten andstareh) to produce the highest  results in baking. ���   _ ' ��� .,,'  In placing our new brands- upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be.served in securing you the finest quality of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture ' of thesc'sp'ecial brands of. flour, and our "prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.    Yours truly,  OGILVIE MILLING   COMPANY.  C. M. LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  R.  B.  ESNOUF,  Importer and Dealer in  Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Silver -Plated .Ware.  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons. Restaurants and Families. _    .  Upholstering and Repairing.    Mattresses Made to Order.  VERNON STREET,  ELSON, British Columbia.  THE  HIDDEN  CHAPTER.  Assayers and Anylatical Chemists  Gold ond silver... .%\ 50   Silver ?1 00  Gold, Silver, copper 2 50 Lead dry method 1 00  Lead wet method.. 2 00   Copper 2 00  N'Lckel  S 00    Cobait 10 00  Discpunts for quantities.  Office at Vanstone's Drug Store  Kauffman Block, Nelson, B.C.  HAS  (1) THK HIGHEST STANDARD OF RE-  serve for the protection of policy holders being  the onlv Canadian company that has provided  this securitv from its inception. .  (2) THE LARGEST SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS of anv Canadian company at the  same stage of its existence, being 20 per cent  higher than anv other company.  (3) THE LOWESE DEATH RATE ot any  company in Canada at  the same  stage  of its  f existence.  HAS NOT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death Claim's unpaid.  She robes her beauty for the ball  In shimmering silken splendor,  And opens wide  her fragrant fan,  With sticks of ivory slender,  And from its feathers falls upon  The carpet's velvet, roses  A ringlet from a baby head  That neath the sod reposes.  She breaks the costly fan in two  .And  flings  the fragments from  her.  And kneels before rhe tiny ghost  . Of that remembered Summer.'  Again she walks the daisied fields  Without, a   thought   that   danger  Can lurk beneath the tender words  He speaks���the handsome stranger.  Once more she lives the secret flight  At midnight with her lover ;  The marriage that  was all a sham,  The bliss so quickly over.  And now she mourns in bitter pain  Alone the old, old story;  Then   comes   the   little  life   that   passed  So soon the gates of glory.  ���Good gifts since then have come to her.  Red gol.l to grace her beauty,  True-hearted lovers by the score,  AVho pay her knightly duty.  But sick with sorrow from them all,  She turns with weary weeping  And seems to see the grassy grave  Where Goldenlocks is sleeping.  Sir Walter waits to lead her down  To join the merrv mazes.  He   murmurs   many   a   gallant   speech.  She does not heed his praises.  The silken curl is pressed upon  The bosom's snowy pillow,  And all the while she hears the birds  That sing beneath the willow.  ���Mrxxik Irving  CARRY A LARGE STOCK ,OF  e'eries, Crockery and  sswa re ^m������*��^  Everything* In   the Grocery Line New and Fresh and  Sold Cheap for Cash.  Glassware and Crockery from the Best Makers.  Eaker Street, =        = =        Nelson, E. C.  FOR THE  Your Shoe troubles will be over if.-you try a pair of our Shoes.  The Nelson Shoe Company.  General flerchants.  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with everything- in the Grocery  Line at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crockery is complete, marked at living prices.  E  7  General Agent Kootenay District. Nelson, B. C  She acted, and he managed her  Through all the various stands,  Until he married her, and then  The    management    changed   hands.  Nelson, British Columbia,  ii


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