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 VOL. I.  NELSON,  B.  C.,   WEDNESDAY,    JUNE   i,   1898.  NO. 47.  E N E LS ON ! ECON OH I ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  Dell-Smith. ...  J. O'Reilly .".    .Editor  ..:... .Manager  SUBSCRIPTION BATES:  jne Year to Canada and United States.................... ..$2.00  If paid in advance.  1.50  [ne Year to Great Britain.  2.50  If paid in advance...'...."................................ 2 00  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,   P. O.   Order,  or  :egistered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  Solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  Ipon terms which will be made known on application. Only  Jrticles of .merit will be advertised in these columns and the  fiterests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  A   couple   of   weeks   ago   a   petition-:;\yas-  handed around, and very freety signed by the  business men of the citj', in favor of what was  Called " early closing," but why so designated  t is not easy to understand, seeing that it-only  palled   for   the   closing   of  stores at an   hour  ivhen thev  ouerht to   be   closed.     Due   notice  Lvas given of the intention to shut the doors of  j:he grocery establishments at 7   p.m., and on  Monday evening, the 23rd of May, the unanimously-signed agreement went into operation.  [With one solitary exception,   all   these   places  bf business closed up at the hour agreed upon,  [n this particular case  the breach   of the contract was explained by the statement  that the  [petition had. been signed by one member of the  iirni in the absence of the other, who declined  |i:o be bound by it.     On the following   evening  :this establishment again kept  open,   and  the  Dad example was followed   by another   which  had   been   closed during the   da}^ which was  very generally observed as a holiday   in   Nel-  ;on.     The other parties to the agreement, .who  stand   prepared  to abide by   it, provided   the  rest   do,   naturally   feel   aggrieved   at   being  )bliged   to   turn  customer^   away   from their  counters to those of other houses who show a  needy, village-like eagerness to ply trade at all  hours.       Public   sentiment   in   this   cu^   is  decidedly opposed to the infliction of unnecessary hardship, and although work behind the  counter  may  not  be   very   laborious,   twelve  ^hours of it every day ought to be sufficient for  a well regulated business.     When a   working  day is extended to fourteen or  sixteen   hours,  there   is   sometning   radically   wrong.      We  scarcely think that due publicity was given of  the   change,  believing that it is not possible  that   people   having   dealings   with   grocers  would defer their purchasing until after seven  o'clock if they realized that by so   doing , they  were depriving shop assistants as well >s principals of rest and  recreation.'    The very   idea  of so doing is so uncharitable' that it   can   be  only entertained by a selfish few, and the firm  who would cater to their   custom-  would soon  realize that it w7ould not pay  the lighting expenses.    There   are, w7e   are   pleased to learn,  but one or two firms in  the   city   anxious   for  the distinction of standing   aloof   from a very  commendable combine, and if those who have  inaugurated   the    business-like    principle   of  closing their doors at a reasonable hour in the  evening will but adhere to the rule, public sentiment will be so   strong   in   their   favor  that  their   avaricious   night-trade   opponents    will  soon be forced to suspend operations   here and  hang out their sign in some backw-oods village  or   some   new   mining   camp,   where,   in   the  absence of an}' competition, they,   can enjoy a  monopoly.  If the war   between the   United   States and  Spain accomplishes nothing else,   it  will have  the effect of bringinga bout abetterunderstand-  between oar- American cousins and Great Britain,   and   incidentally   the people of Canada.  That a feeling somewhat akin to envy, hatred  and malice and   all   uncharitableness   was instilled  by the   operating   of the   Alien Labor  Law as applied to Canadians  cannot   be gainsaid.     When Uncle Sam branded his own kith  and kin at this side   of the   boundary   line as  " aliens," -and precluded them from sharing in  the advantages which his country might offer,  he did so iu a fit of ill temper,   and   while inflated with the idea that his sixt}^ millions of  God's   own   people   could   never   see the day  dawrn when the practical   support of the little  British colony to the north or her parent would  be advantageous to him.      It is only now that  our erratic old uncle is beginning to cool down  ���in fact reaction has set in, and in his present  mood Uncle Sam seems disposed to be just,   if  not, indeed, generous.     Negotiations designed  to bring about a settlement of all   the   controversies between the United States and Canada  are now in progress,   with Gen. John W. Foster and Reciprocity Commissioner Kasson conferring with the British Ambassador Sir Julien  Pauncefote and the Canadian Minister of Marine, Sir Louis Davies.       The   purpose   of the  negotiations is first to arrive at a basis of settlement and then arrange   for the formation of a  joint commission.     There are many subjects of  importance to be discussed, and the conference  can s^arcety fail to  be productive  of g'ood results.       This would be an  opportune  time to  call attention to certain tariff regulations which  at present practic -lly preclude the profitable  treatment of lead ores iu this country.  Attention -'-'was   called   in   these   columns a  ; couDie of weeks ago to the fact that a  number  of shacks are  being run   up   along the���-water  front,   which,   from   present .'indications.'.will  soon become not alone an eyesore but   a   positive dauger to the city.    The  ordinary squatter is not particular as to the class of cabin  in  which he lives.     It is in almost every instance  a mere m^ke-shift for a home, and the cheaper  it can be constructed the better it will serve his  purpose.     He has no real interest in the place,  and is not likely to improve it or its surroundings.    These shacks are invariably   bachelors'  quarters, and the surroundings are, as a general   rule, anything   but   sanitary.     After  his  home-cooked meal, the refuse   is   thrown outside the door or-window', from either of which  he views with complacency an endless variety  of   old   tins,   which   once   contained   canned  goods of all makes and brands ;  decomposing  potato peel and   other   vegetable . matter ; old  clothes, which   might   yet   be in service  if he  had only made that " stitch in   time,"  which,  we are told, "saves nine," but the  absence of  which, to the   bachelor,  is   destruction ; or, if  he does his own laundry work, undergarments  of doubtful color and   overalls   of  suspicious  purity, with old shoes,   gum   boots,   rubbers,  broken bottles, etc.     This ma3'   be   a   not unpleasant view7 for the squatter, and if he could  but enjoy it alone there would be no desire to  deprive him of the   enjo37ment.     But   unhappily   this  is   not   the   case ;  the shack and its  surroundings are visible   to   all���disagreeab^  conspicuous   and   positively   dangerous.    As  we pointed out   before,   the   water   front���the  lake shore���is one of the prettiest stretches in  Nelson,    and   anything   calculated  to   detract  from its beauties or usefulness  should be prevented.     Nothing   is   more   calculated  to destroy the shore than to line it with shacks, yet  this is what is being done.     It is with  the object of checking  the evil   that   we   again call  attention to the subject, in the hope that whoever has control in the matter will take immediate action.  The Canadian Labor Law, placed on the  statutes as the only possible offset to the Alien  Labor Law of the United States which is particularly aimed at Canadians, has just been  enforced at Walkerville, Out. It appears that  an American building contractor operating in  that district emplo3red a number of his fellow-  countrymen on a job. They wrorked during  the day,   and   at night crossed   over   to   their  "���a���^^  ). THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  homes in Detroit.      This ..was alien labor,  and  no mistake.       The Walkerville   masons   very  properly objected to this arrangement, and reported the matter to alien labor agent at Windsor, who promptly enforced   the law.       There  are certain limits be37ond which it is not safe to  go, as the contractor in question and his work-  . men. ought to have known.       The alien labor  law is a sword which cuts both way's, but it is  only- occasionally'drawn, from the scabbard on  Canadian soil.       It is well that our American  friends should know that we have such a-weapon and will use it in   self-defeifee under such  circumstances as these.  Attention has been frequenth* called to the  want of a decent burial ground for Nelson.  That we live in a''very' healthy district, and  that the rate of rnortalit3- is exceptional^ low,  is no reason WU37 we should not   have   a well-  regulated   cemetery.  The    present    burial  ground   has   been much improved of late,���it  has been put into the best order possible under  the circumstances, but the space is too limited,  aid the knowledge of the fact that it is the intention   to   remove   the   interred   bodies   to a  regular^7 laid out resting   place   as   soon as a  satisfactory   site   can    be   obtained   for   same,  keeps the friends and relations of the dear departed from erecting tombstones to their memory or paying those little kindly7 attentions to  the mound beneath which the ever-absent ones  lie.     We h a ve seen sorrowi ng friends  bestrew  the graves with flowers���flowers   which were  not permitted to live even their  short life undisturbed.     A straying cow, a sportive dog or  a malicious \7oungster scatter   these   tokens of  love ere the tearful depositors' backs are much  more than turned.     A few   of  the   graves are  fenced in, but the graveyard, as a whole is as  unprotected as is anv commons or highway in  the county.     Main-' weeks   ago   a   committee  of aldermen visited a cemete^  site   near  Cottonwood creek, and decided that  it  was a  desirable one.     The public were given  to understand that  arrangements bad   been   made for  securing the property7, and a   by-law was prepared to secure the sanction cf  the ratepayers  for   the   purchase  of same.    -Yesterday, however, it was announced at the   meeting of the  Cit3*   Council, as  will  be seen from the report  of the proceedings in another column, that the  particular site selected cannot  be secured.     A  couple   of others   have  been offered, but they  have    3*et   to    be    inspected.     More   delay���  tedious,    weary,    agonizing    delay7 ��� to    the  friends   of  the   dead.     It   is   earnestly   to   be  hoped that so ne suitable site  will   be secured  at once, and that no time will be   lost   in   utilizing it.  The Daily Columbian, of New "Westminster, publishes a two-page supplement setting  forth some 1,500 properties to be sold by the  city7 treasurer by7 virtue of warrans, for arrears  of taxes. This is not a very good showing  for the Royal City, but let us hope that the  good time a-coming will make things hum  asrain. There is just one little corner in the  big supplement filled in by7 a few advertisements, one of which tells of  a conservator of  music in the neighboring city7, in which  " the  same  advantages   can   be   obtained   as   in the  older institutions of Europe and the east," and  another announces :  "I cure fits !���a valuable  treatise and bottle of medicine-sent free to any  sufferer."     We venture to think that  the man  who cures fits and   supplies   free   medicine to  sufferers will be more liberally7 patronized than,  he   who   teaches   ," every- branch   of  music."  The long list of delinquents is enough to give  any7 man fits and knock the   music   out of his  soul.     How thankful we.ought  to be  in  Nel-  son   that   w.e   are   here, and not in the Royal  City by the banks of the Fraser.  A new7 feature  in   stock   transactions   is reported to have been introduced by7 a Rossland  broker.     This enterprising individual will sell  options,^securing himself against  possible loss  and encouraging his clients to gamble.     There  has already7 been too much   gambling in  mining, ������������nd this " new feature "   is clearly7 calculated to still further   encourage it.     The next  thing we shall hear of from   Rossland   will be  the introduction of the "bucket shop."     Min-  ing   should   be   conducted on   sound business  principles, and the rfurther the   gambling element is kept away the better.  According to the Rossland Miner there is a  doubt, as to whether the sale of the Le Roi  mine ���.��� will-'be -confirmed., The Miner say7s :  "The special meeting of the shareholders in  the Le Roi company to ratify the sale of the  property to the British America Corporation  will be held next Friday- .evening. It promises to be an interesting session. While the  B. A. C. has secured the -pproval of the  directorate of the Le Roi for the sale of the  mine at $3,000,000, y7et there are dissensions,  and serious dissensions, among the rank and  file of the shareholders, who assert that the,  nropert>-T is worth more than the price agreed  upon, and they7 will oppose with might and  main -any- effort to sell them out on the basis of  (Y  $6 per share. It is by no means certain that  the sale will be ratified when the shareholders  get together next Friday7 evening."  The presence of a powder magazine, practically7 within the boundary7 of a city, is not a  thing to be desired. They7 used to have a  powder magazine in the People's Park at Victoria, and for years the citizens were agitating  for its removal, realizing that it was a ; source  of danger to the community. It seemed as if  those responsible for its presence were afraid  to touch the terrible thing; y7et venturesome  37oungsters disported themselves on the walls  of the death-trap as if it were a desirable playground. One citizen, if we remember aright,  despairing of any7 action on behalf of the  authorities, proposed to form a volunteer brigade to remove the source of trouble ; but even  this was objected to on the ground that the  volunteers might be treated as trespassers or  thieves. The magazine, in this instance, was  somewhat isolated, and no one seemed to know7  whether it contained a ton or a tin of pow-der.  However, 03' keeping up the agitation, the  magazine was removed.     Here  in   Nelson we  have a powder magazine which is always we]  stocked, and having a capacity^ for the'stOraj  of several tons of explosives.     The   dangeroij  material is being constantly handled���one da!  a ton or two is taken out for use, and the ned  the stock is replenished.      The slightest ace  dent might cause an explosion, and in such aj  event the  present official   maps   of  Kooteua  would   be   valuable   as   shdwing   where"'-onc|  stood   a   prosperous   city   called   Nelson.  Monday's meeting of the: City Council  Engirt  eer McCulloch was instructed  to   report as tj  the quantity of explosives stored in the magi  zihe, and   the '' probable   effect   of  an   expl<  sion."     Should an explosion occur before MrJ  McCulloch   secures   his   data,  the   * ��� probata*  effect" will be that a coroner's jury, sitting ill  some distant town, will elicit the informatioij  now.."called for, and that their .finding-.'will be  that the citizens of Nelson met with   death  01  a date specified, but that  they7 were   culpably]  negligent in not insisting upon the removal of]  a danger of the existence of which they were|  fully aw7are.  We    are 'sorry" to   learn   that   Rossland "isl  again   experiencing hard   times.     The Miner  makes a vigorous appeal for   more   liberal ad-j  vertising patronage and  intimates that unless  this be forthcoming the newspapers of the city*  will ''retrograde and become smaller and less1  influential."     The papers,   our . contemporary  says, "have been kept afloat in the hope that  they would ydeld a  profit   to   their   owners iu  due course of time.     .     .     .    '.     The newspapers, need   more   patronage, and   it   should be;  extended to them at   once."     And   the   Rossland   Times   adds   its   testimony7    and    says :|  " Few of us can understand how it is that the  times are so dull;  that there are so many more]  miners out of wrork now7 than was  the case in  the  darkest dayrs of the   depression   that followed the boom ; that money7 is as   tight as i  ever was in the history of the   town,   and that  nearly7 every man one meets on the street complains of hard times."     This   is a   regrettable  state of affairs, but the people seem   to take it  philosophically7, judging from the statement in  the Miner that" Rosslauders are very7  modest  people and are content in   the knowledge that  their town is the metropolis of the Kootenay7s. "  The Oppositionists of Rossland must feel  very7 sore over their failure to run things to  suit themselves, and themselves 011I37. In  their own estimation they are "the people,"  but the electors of Trail and Boundary district  do not feel disposed to concede this much.  These "mere outsiders" are entitled to a  voice iu the matter of selecting a candidate,  and the37 are determined to exercise their  right. On Wednesday evening last the Rossland delegates w7ere to have met to name the  man, but the rest of the electoral district, not!  having been taken into their confidence, they  were unable to proceed to business. The  trouble with our up-the-mountain neighbor is  that they have too many aspirants for office,  and, like the party with which the37 are identified, the37 cannot agree among themselves���  the3r   all   want   everything that  is going, and  wimBita^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  more if thev can sret'it. But to do the Ross-  land oppositionists justice, they do not want  Joe 'Martin (Fighting Joe), as a Vancouver  contemporary: who' espouses the cause of that  indiviclval is,uncharitable enough to state: it  is another Martin that Rossland's oppositionists  have in view. While the delegates and wrould-  be M.P.P.'s ate fighting among themselves,  some ���" good independent, or better still, a  sound Turnerite, will come to the rescue and  give the discontents a walk-by7.  For some time past it has been currently reported that Mr. J. A. Turner would be a candidate for parliamentary7 honors in this district, and., that he would come out as a str-.ight  supporter of the Turner government. ". Mr.  Turner has many admirers here who would  like to see him put in nomination, but we are  in a position to state that he positively declines  to enter politics. The statement is made on  the'authority of Mr, J! A. Turner himself.  One of Kaslo's daily papers has given up  the fight, and for sound business reasons. In  announcing the discontinuance of the daily  for at least thirty^ day7s, so as to rush through  the Board of Trade edition of the Kootenaian,  Editor King explains : " In the meantime  every7 effort will be put forth that a satisfactory7  news service may be arranged, with a view to  again taking up the daily edition on a larger  scale. W^e beiieve the public will appreciate  our position, and approve our action in preferring not to spoil a good semi-weekly7 for a one-  horse daily7." You are right, Bro. King. A  good semi-weekly or weekly paper is at all  times better than a one-horse daily7.  The Silvertonian announces the birth of the  New Denver Political  Campaign   Association,  and adds :   "Just what the object of the association is no one as yet   knows, as   its charter  recognizes neither the present   provincial government party nor the opposition.     Neither is  it for an independent  party7.     The association  announce themselves as quite willing to  have  the candidates lay7 their ideas before them, and  will dictate New Denver's political stand from  their decision.     We understand that the voters  of New Denver, as a class, were unrepresented  at the organization of the association, and con-  sider that the New Denver Political Campaign  Association will   meet   with   an   early7 demise  from internal causes.     To use an old   but significant expression, it appears from the surface  showing that the New Denver   Political Campaign Association ' is out with its mit.' "  Of late Nelson has had some very expensive  visitors. People come here ostensibly with  the object of securing employ7ment, but in reality to recruit their health at the expense of the  community, or be sent to their friends in distant parts of the country. The last of these  wTas a man named Pitman, who arrived in  Nelson some couple of months ago in a sickly  condition. He secured a few odd jobs, and  then his health broke down completely. That  man,  although   a perfect   stranger   here,   has  cost the cityr in the neighborhood of $200. He  has been-sent to Calgary, w^here he claims to  have a son residiug. Only a couple of weeks  before an aged couple were sent away to Spokane, having put the.city to considerable cost  for their support while, abiding strangers here.  Gases of this class are becoming too numerous,  and it is just as well,though it Is unpleasant to  say so, that the impression should be removed  that Nelson extends a welcome to the sickly  and destitute. Honest, industrious, healthy7  people will find this district a desirable and  congenial one in which to live, but it is 110  health resort.  A sum of $200 has been voted towards putting the recreation grounds in good shape, and  the amount, though small, wall go a long way7  towards accomplishing the object in view, provided   ordinary   care   be   taken   of  the place.  Yesterday morning the  grounds presented an  aooearance suggestive of a visit from a herd of  swine, and,   inquiring as to the cause, we were  informed  that one of  our   citizens   conceived  the very commendable idea of  beautifying his  lawn   by having   it sodded.     With this object  in view, he sent a gang   of  men   dow7n to the  recreation grounds, armed with shovels.     The  result of their   labors   is   painfully^ apparent.  Every healthy tuft of clover���clover  w7as evidently   what   they   were   after���has   been   removed, and where the clover was there is now  a hole in the ground.     The   lawn  iu  question  has been greatly improved iu   appearance,   at  the expense of the public grounds.     Have the  citizens of Nelson any rights or any one to enforce them, or is the., city7 simply   run   for the  benefit of the gaily7 few ?    '  Already steps have been taken to make  Nelson the centre of attraction in the Koot-  enays on Dominion Day7. A committee is out  canvassing subscriptions for the celebration  fund, and, we are pleased to learn, is meeting  with liberal encouragement. On J11I37 1st  every road will lead to Nelson. Let us all  unite in making the celebration an immense  success.  It is satisfactory7 to know7 that the color line  is not drawn at  the   Kootenay7   Lake   General  Hospital.      We   last   week published a   letter  from Aid. Hilly7er setting   forth   that   poor old  Boss Smith, a well known figure in town, had  been refused admission to the  hosnital   on  the  grounds that the institution  was intended for  white men only7.      When   the   fact was made  public, considerable indignation   was  aroused  ���and justly so, seeing that the   institution   is  liberally^  supported   by7   public   contributions.  The facts as stated by7 the worthy alderman are  substantially  correct.       His    application   was  made to Mr. Clements, a director and treasurer  of the   institution,   and   that   gentleman   was  opposed to the admission   of colored sufferers.  But Mr. Clements appears to   stand   alone   in  his views���at least the directors  so   far   heard  from declare that they do not share them.     It  is a pity7 that Aid. Hillyer did not, in  the first  instance,   make   application   to   some   one   in  /authority'who had broader views than those  held by the treasurer, as to the duty of man  to his fellow man, irrespective of creed or  color. :  A meeting of the Board of Trade  was  held  last week at which was submitted the   report  of the special  committee  appointed   to   revise  the bydaws.     Several amendments were made  to the report, and considerable discussion   ensued over a proposal to  have  the   business   to  come   before   the   meetings specified   on   the  summons convening same.      It was, however,  unfortunately    we   think,    decided    that   the  course   suggested   "may7 "   be   pursued ;   the  word " shall" was   striken   out.       The argu-  ment against the proposed rule is  not without  force, but the discretionary7   power   vested   in  the conveneris open to abus-\      If,    however,  every member will attend   to   his   duties,   no  trouble can ensue.  The newspapers continue to devote   considerable space to what passes  for  war ne'ws,.':but  having waded through them very carefully for  the past Week  we., fail   to   discover 'anything  fresh.      A "special" telegram informs us one  day .that it is all up  with the   Spaniards,   and  the next day this  is   contradicted   by7   another  special.    The whereabouts of the Spanish.fleet-  is located simultaneoush7 in Yhalf a  dozen   different places.     It is clear that the war news is  manufactured wholesale in   Washington,   and  that the   manufacturers    are.  novices   at   the  work, hence the   contradictions   and   absurdities that are flashed over the wires.   It appears,  however, prett37 certain that President McKin-  . ley has issued a call for 75,000 more men, and  that there will be no difficulty7 in supplying the  number.     A military7 invasion of Cuba is contemplated.       This   fact alone   gives scope  for  column after column of " gush,'' and the minute details which the news manufacturers dish  up daily7 to the public bear the imprint of falsehood on the very7 face.        If true,   the information supplied would be sufficient   to cause the  arrest   and   imprisonment of  the   traitors who  supply7 it, inasmuch   as  it puts   the enemy7  in  possession   of facts   fatal to the   success of the  cause espoused.     x\s a sample of the war news  here is an item taken at randum.     It is said to  have been supplied by7 a  correspondent   of the  Associated Press   with  the  American   fleet off  Santiago de Cuba.     Note the ring of absurdity7  in every7 line :  it rv  Commodore Schley and the flying squadron have the Spanish fleet bottled up in the  harbor of Santiago de Cubs. By7 the most  clever manceuvering the commodore allowed  the Spaniards to think he had left in disgust.  They7 took bait and ran into the harbor. Commodore Schley moved down this morning at 6  o'clock, and going close to the harbor saw the  Christobal, Colon, Maria Teresa and two torpedo   boats."  This move on the part of the commodore  will probably be contradicted tomorrow. One  will naturally7 ask what the Spanish boats  were doing at six o'clock in the morning  when Schley7 moved down and had a quiet  look at them.     Bosh !  m  ) THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE DUEL.  Last year I went to Besaneon to attend a  friend's wedding. His bride was the daughter of one of the wealthiest and best 'known  famlies in the city and the affair was a most  brilliant one. When we were about quitting  the table after the wedding feast, I felt a hand  upon my shoulder. I turned. Before me  stood a y7oung captain of dragoons, a handsome, dashing fellow, with curly   blond   hair.  " You do not recognize me," said he,   smil-  in��"  extending.  Liig.iidiy.  looked    at  mv  " I  him  " In truth," said I, hesitating; "T cannot  remember"���  " I am Gustave Raisant, your old chum.  Why7, I remember well the first day you came  to the school.'/  I grasped his hand warmly7, and we at once  began to talk over old times together.  When I prepared to leave, he accompanied  me to: the station, and after a cordial farewell  we seperated.  Months passed, and I heard no more of  Gustave. Finally one morning I saw his  name in the Journal Officiel and noted .with  pleasure that he had received promotion.  With his commission he had received orders  detailing him to a garrison at Maubeuge, on  the Belgian frontier.  One August evening I was taking a stroll  in the Champs Elyrsees, -when suddenly I saw  a familiar face by the light of a street lamp���it  was Gustave Raisant.  " Hello,   major !"   said   I,  hand.      " Well met !"  " Ah, is it you ?" said   he  am glad to see you."  His tone   struck    me.       I  attentively.     He seemed to   have   aged   much  since I had seen him before.  Linking my7 harm with his, I said : " Come,  let's take a stroll."  "Willingly."  After we had walked some Utile distance I  gave up attempting to make him converse.  He seemed entirely destitute of interest in any7  topic that I might bring up, and plunged into  melancholy.  "Come, come, Gustave," said I, " you  have something on your mind, haven't you ?"  He hesitated a moment, but finally   replied.  "Yes."  " A love affair, I'll be sworn."  He was silent, and I repeated my somewhat  brusque remark.  Suddenly he spoke.  " Listen," said he, " and I shall tell you the  cause of my melancholy7. Perhaps I am  wrong to chafe under it as I do ; perhaps you  may give me some good advice. rn any7  event, I shall tell y7ou ray story. Since I  last saw7 yrou there has been a tragical event  in my life. The old stor37 of the parents' sins  being  expiated by the children."  He knocked the ash from his cigar, and  then he slowly told his story :  " Last June, as you may know, the reserve  forces were ordered out for their yearly service. We had some of them at Maubeuge,  where I had   been   stationed   with Jhe^ Fifty-  ^TustsTMaterials at Thomson Stationery Co.,  L'td.  sixth for a month. One morning I was  about to start for Lillie, on regimental business, in company7 with a brother officer. We  stepped into a larg-e eating house to take a  chop before the train left.  Our table was near the bar, and at the time  we started ourselves there was a long line of  private soldiers and laborers drinking there.  We talked of various matters, and my7 companion said : 'Have you theson of a celebrity among your recruits.?���'.;.  " ' Yes,' said I, ' ye>ung Myrian, son of the  well known painter, is in my command. And  37ou ?'  " ' Well, I have a son of a celebrity, too,  but of a different kind. It is young, George  de Ferisset.'  "'WhatnotthesonofMme.de Ferisset-���  pretty De Ferisset ?"  " 'The same.'  "Well, well ! De Ferisset has a grown up  son, has she? How the time flies ! I was  dreadfull37 in love with the woman once, but  another fellow7 won her not undivided favors.'  " ' And I, too," replied m37 companion, ' I  was a little spoony on her. But, then, you  know, I alway7s had scruples about married  women.'  ".'Oh, you Were wrong,' I replied. 'She  was well worth the trouble. And, then, poor  De Ferisset ! The type of an unsuspecting  husband ! She had .20 lovers to my knowledge, and he never knew it.'  " I had scarcely finished speaking when a  stripling soldier quitted his comrades and advanced toward me. His face was as white as  a sheet. When he reached our table, he  glared at me for a moment and then raised his  hand to strike me. There wras a hurried  movement, an oaten7, and several of the soldiers around leaped upon him and held his  hand. He struggled for a moment, then was  calm Still gazing at me, he said in a chocking voice :      ' She is my mother.'  " In a moment I realized the h:d*ous insult  I had offered him. I tingled with shame.  No officer or gentleman would ever speak ill  of a woman���least of ail in. public.  " ' Let him go !' I cried to the soldiers. I  rose, removed my cap, and, bowing, said :  " ' Sir, I place myself at your disposition.'  " At this moment the wrhistle of the approaching train was heard. My friend grasped  mv arm and dragged me to the station without, where we took the train for Lillie.  " As soon as I could do so I hastened to the  creneral   commanding   division.       I   told   him  all.  " ' What.' said he, ' ah officer of y7our rank  to babble thus in public, like a raw boy just  out of the military school ! It is the fault of  the wrar department. They7 should not promote men so young as you to positions of importance.'  " I privately7 thought that if I had been a  oeneral the affair would have been   the   same.  " ' Well,' said he finally, what do y7ou propose to do ?'  " ' There is but one course   open,   general,'  Cameras,   kodaks   and   photographic   supplies at  Thomson  Satinnery Co., Ltd.  I replied. ' I have grievously offended this  young man. I have therefore placed myself at his disposition.      We must fight.'  "'A duel ! You are mad ! A major cannot go upon the field with a private soldier.'  " 'General, you must allow me to say that  there are certain insults so grave that military7  usage must yield to them. I have once dishonored myself in publicly insulting a woman.  I shall not again do so in refusing, satisfaction  to her son.'  " The general's perplexity and anger began  to pass away. He strode up and down the  room for some moments, and finally, turning  to me, said : ' Be it so. Do as you will.  Bear in mind, though, that I know nothing of  this affair. This conversation has not taken  place.'  "I thanked him and repaired to my quarters. That evening De Ferisset's seconds  arrived. They7 were civilians, as were also  the two friends whom I named to arrange  matters with them. The weapon chosen was  the sword, the place a little village just within the Belgian frontier. I put my affairs in  order that night, for I had determined to offer  but slight defense.  "At the appointed hour the next day we  were there. De Ferisset appeared in uniform.  One of my seconds remarked that he, like the  rest of us, should have come as a civilian. He  replied that he had been insulted as man and  soldier, and that reparation was due to him .as  such. "���������'���  " We took our places. It was a curious  spectacle���a private soldier in his uniform facing his superior officer in mufti.  "The swords were crossed. The word  was given. I watched his face with a  feverish cruiosity. In his e3e there w7as the  same glare of the day7 before, the same indecision. Suddenly7 a strange smile appeared  upon his lips���the smile of a broken heart.  Quick as a flash he abandoned his guard,  and, grasping my sword with his left hand, he  hurled himself upon it. It ran him through  the body7. Uttering a hoarse cry7, he fell backward. A bloody7 foam tinged his pale lips.  A convulsive shudder ran over his body7,  another, their a groan.      He was dead."  I listened with horror to his story. He  noticed my7 looks, but went doggedly7 on:  "Of course I had not killed him���I had even  resolved not to defend rny7self, and I quitted  the army. But still I feel like a murderer ;  I feel as though I had committed a crime.  When I think of that poor boy���loy7al to his  mother, bad though she was���slain in the first  flush of youth, I feel like an assassin. And  think of that wnetched mother ! How7 she  must mourn her brave boy7's fall !"  It w7as growing late ; the people were pour-  in er out of the cafes concerts. Now and then  a oasserby would hum over the latest comic  song. Strange contrast ! The follies of the  song mingled with the words of the somber  drama just unrolled before me. Gustave  walked on by7 my side, with bent head, crushed  by7 the weight of his tragic story.  As my eye roamed    carelessly    I   saw    ore  sm^mm^^sm^^ss^^mmm^ssmmm^^i^mimmmi^^ssmm^^s^smmms^^^^m^m THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  group, the centre of which was a woman of 45,  but still very beautiful. She was dressed  richly7 and tastefully7 and bore in her hand a  bouquet which a smirking dandy had just presented to her. I could not repress an exclamation.      Gustave followed my eyes.  " What ���!���������'. he,cried,    " it   cannot   be   she ?"  "  .   "Yes," I answered him.  " it   is   Mine,    de  Ferisset."  LEACHERS5  SALARIES.  , To the Editok of The Ee:ONo:.rrsT. :  ,Sir-���While ih one of your   city stores the  other day on business,   I noticed the principal  of the Nelson public schools   in earnest debate  with the proprietor,   whom   I was anxious to  see.     Having waited for several minutes, I left  the premises to make a call noon another'store-  keeper.     But I had scarcely7 entered store No.  2, than the school teacher again  appeared and  wanted a word   with the merchant   whose attention I was trying to engage, but was told to  call again.       As soon as he had taken his departure the 'merchant said to me,  " There goes  a   hard   working young   fellow.       lie  is the  principal of our public school, but as they only  pay7 him   $75   per   month,   he tries to make a  little on the side,"    " What is he doine now?"  I asked.     "He is canvassing for a newspaper  ������ and printing establishment,"  was   the   reply.  Now, sir,   is it   possible  the   school   board  of  Nelson, the deoartmeiit of education," the oro-  vlucial government, or whoever is responsible,  can be aware of this state  of affairs.       Surely  the principal of the public schools ought   to be  in a   position above this,   for  the fact   of canvassing the parents and guardians of the children   committed to his   eare for trade   must be  awkward in his case.       If he secures a liberal  order from a parent whose children he is teaching,   and   is  denied the   patronage of another  parent whose business he solicits, there will be  the impression,   however unfounded,   that the  pupils   are favored or  neglected   according  to  the business the teacher is able to do with the  parents.       If such an impression be created it  will be difficult indeed to remove it.       It  was  explained to me that the schools are at present,  closed temporarily7, but this does not minimize  wdiat   I look upon   as  a danger   to successful  teaching.       Seventy-five dollars per month is  no salary7 to pay7 a school principal iu so populous and expensive a district   as Nelson.       He  should be paid at ieast a living salary   and relieved of the necessity of supplementing a miserable pittance by such objectionable means as  here alluded to.       While pitying   his plight  I  admire his energy7, but I do not think it fair to  himself or the public that his duties should be  mixed.  Grip.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Admirers of what is called " the noble art  self-defence," may be interested to know that  the two great pugs Joe Choynski and Kid McCoys have been matched for a twenty-five round  contest for a purse of $10,000, the fight to take  place in New York on June 27. Peter Maher  and Joe Goddard have also been matched for  25 rounds at the same club for Julv 5, the  purse to be $8,000.  Hogan's Ai:XKY, May 30.  Deer Tim,���As I was telling ye last week,  we had a grate toime selebrating the Queen's  Birthday7, an' when the boys' cum from Kaslo  theyr wor in grate glee entoirely7, for they7 had  a lot ov the prizes wid thim. But the boat  started too soon, an' a lot ov the Nelson people was left behoind. This was hard euuf on  the boy7s,. but it was harder on the girls to foiud  thimse.lves stranded in <a strause town for the  noight an' some ov thim wid nothing in their  pocket but a return ticket an' a bag ov candies. I'm to wid they7 didn't enjoy7 thiniselves  much after the boat left the wharf an' thim-  selves. Three ov the girls began to cry, for  they7 didn't know how7 they wor going to put  in the noight at all at all. While they7 were  diseoorsing an' lamentating a gintleman wid  goold-rimmed glasses cum no an'' introdust  hisself as the King ov Kaslo, an' finding out  that, they7 missed .their boat, says his Majesty7  says he,   " Tis meself that's   glad   ov   it,-   for  we're having a  grand   bail  to-night,   an'   wc  want ye there."   Faix, Tim, tis the girls thim-  ��� ..selves'what was,giad,   for   loike   all   Nelson's  0vo 11 ng 1 adies thev wor   b e a u t ifu 1 da ucers,  an'  nothing 'd suit thim better-th��n outtingin the  noight at the bill."      Thev selebrated wid the  Queen iu the day7 an' danced wid the King in  night, an' came back to Nelson in the morning  ���a bit tired thev srave in, but thev had a roval  toime ov it. ,  We'll be having a great day7 here on the 1st  of July, Tim���that'll be Dominion Day7, whin  everybody 'ill be wearing the maple leaf, the  sweet emblem ov Canada, just as we wear the  shamrock on the 17th ov cwld Irel nid. We'll  be having a review of the 'melisha an' the polis  force, an' horse racing an' boat racing an'  human racing an' giueral howld-the-loights,  ait they7're talking ov getting up a dog show,  too. Paddy7 Mydes swares that be the toime  he's done soorting out the clogs ov Nelson an'  doingawrav wid the wons that isn't worth the  price ov a license, there won't be a mongrel  left.  Ye know Paddy7 Mydes is the pound-keeper  now, an' a good man he is for the job. Tis  hard to get a public job out here unless ye  hav political influence, but Paddy7 has a powerful pull wid the party7. He's going to enter  his horse for the races, I'm towld. He has a  touch ov. the gout���not the horse, but Paddy7.  He got it from Billy7 Herring���Paddy7 did.  There's going to be a gouty mans' race, an'  there sfoing to go in for it���Billv an' Paddy is,  not the horse. The horse's name is The Imp-  pounder, be Cordwood Cordial. He's a white  turning gray7, like the Duke ov Wellington's  charger.  Poor owld Boss Smith is very7 sick. Tim, an'  they7 say7 he wouldn't be let into the ospital be-  kase he's a darkey. If that be thrue tis a  mortial shame, for the poor owld boss is a da-  sent man, an' whin it comes to sickness or  cleth a man's color dosen't count for much. In  kingdom-come there'ill be no distinctions, an'  just before starting on the journey isn't the  toime to draw thirn.     Naw,   Tim.  Should we 'tell'.the poor fellow who toils,by our side  Thro'.life's weary journey, " There's no rppm for thee  . in tliat world above; tho' tis founded on love,  'There's no place reserved there.for you, but for me?"   ,  ��� Shall we tell him that color and creed are alone.  The -passports admitting to heaven on high,  That in the past.dim age man inade innGod's.image  '..'��������� Was white,,gift of life, and black, doomed.to die ?  Naw, Tim.; tisn't the color that makes the  man any7 more than the .'-"clothes he wares, an'  there's as many white harts bateing in black  brests as there's black harts in white wons.  I'll be foinding out more about the case, an'  I'll be telling ye.  We're getting  seme new soide walks put in  h ere, Tim, upon the most improved plan.      If  ye Want to get in to the .upper'", storeys ov the  house, ye take the soidewalk, butif ye want to  get   in be  the doore yo'n've to get   under the  soidewalk.       Some chap took out a patent for  this brigh.;:-'idea, an' he claims that be his plan  he gives the public a soidewalk,  the peeple in  the houses   a  veranda below an' a-balcony on  top, aii'; that, its the most  convanient   way7 ov  being put whin   anybody calls   that   ye   don't  want to see.   Loike ail,other grate invenshuns  it has its drawbacks.       It isn't  convanient to  have evervbodv walk in ar on ver balcony whin  ye sleep in the front ov thedxbTise, nor tramping  over the roof "of yer veranda.   Meself was walking over won ov these elevated soidewalks the  other clay when I herd somebody7 sin grig out,  "Hello !  Larry���Larry7 Finn."   Meself looked  round, but couldn't   see:. any-won.���'������ ���  And  the  voice kept hollering,   '' Larry���-Larry  Finn.''  "Who's that"?"'   says   IL" Me,"   says   he.  " Where are ye ?" says I.  Here',-"   says he.  Meself couldn't see  who he was  or 'where he  was, till a chao-at the other soide of the street  towld mi' that the man that wanted to spake to  me was tb.vn on. the road.       Thin   meself lay  on the olanks ov  the .soidewalk or balcony or  wliatevor you-'d call it, an' howlding me head  gingerly over the edge, I seen me fiend below.  "What do ye want ?"   says I.        "I   want to  whisper ye," says he.        " Come up," sayrs  I.  " I cant," says he.      " Come down," says he.  " leant," sa\7s  I.        We couldn't   get at   won  another widin whispering distance.widout going a whole block, an'   he was in a   big hurry7  to tell me something.        " Shin up won ov  the  posts," says I.     Pie tried, an' got his britches  torn an' four slivers in his  hands.       "Get  in  in won ov the windey7s,"   says he,   " an' come  down thro' the house."       Meself   tapped at a  few ov the windeys,    but there   was no won in  upstairs, an1 there we   wor���meself above   on  the soidewalk balcony ait me frend below fornint the soidewalk veranda.   A crowd gothcred  be this toime to  know   what it was all   about,  an' everybody was axing " What's up ?" Some  of thim said it was a burglar brakeing into the  house, an' that Larry7 was above tusseling wid  him, and then a woman looking out on the balcony7 an' seeing; meself, began to scream.   Wid  that a polisma.11 came up,   an' getting a ladder  he tried to clime up to the soidewalk, but half  a  dozen chaps jumping  on   wid  him it broke.  There was a big crowd below be this toime an  they wor going to call out the fire brigade when  another ladder was got,   an' a few ov thim got  up just 'is the rest of the crowd were  running  on the balcony from   each soide  ov  the block.  An' do ye know what tiie chap wanted to whisper me !���lie wanted the lend of tiie loan of$5.  Larky Linn. THE NELSON ECONOMIST:  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Acting Mayor Teetzel presided over the  weekly meeting of the City Council on Monday7 afternoon. Aid. Hillyer, Madden and  Malone were also present.  The Board of Works sent in   a long report,  recommending,  among   other   thing,   that an  appropriation of $200 be made to Improve the  recreation    grounds ;    that   the    attention    of  storekeepers   be   called   to  the advisability7 of  having- fire extinguishers oh   their   premises;  that enquiries be instituted , as   to   the   cost cf  installing a fire alarm system ;  that the"-bridge  on Vernon street be repaired ; that the Nelson'  Boating Club be charged the   nominal rent of  $1 per annum for the use of the   approach  to  their boathouse, and that sidewalks be laid in  several sections of the cityVin compliance with  the prayer of petitions.  The report was adopted.  C. Waterman & Co., on behalf of the owm-  ers of the Oueen's Hotel, wrote, statin" that  water from the street in front of the buildiny  w-'-s flooding the cellar, and requesting that  steps be taken to abate the nuisance.  Aid. Hillyer stated that the people at the  opposite side of the street were also complaining of flooding.  The matter was referred to the'Board of  Works. I  P. Burns & Co. asked permission to erect a  shingle roof over their sausage house, within  the fire limits.  The amplication was referred to the fire  wardens.  Mr. Hodgius wrote, comolaininsr of the dis-  graceful condition of Kootenay street, near  Baker, and asking that a street crossing be  laid.  It. was decided to put the place in order, and  to call the attention of the Chief of Police to  certain obstructions s-^id 10 exist there.  Aid. Hillyer said he would like to know  whether it was the chief of police or his assistant that was responsible for the carry in sr out  of the order of the council that squatters be  removed from street lots. He noticed that  while some of the cabins had been removed,  others were allowed to stand. He did not believe in making fish of one and flesh of  another. He was aware of several places that  should have been removed.  The May7or : Will y7ou name them ?  Aid. Hillyer : It is not my7 business to look  after these things, but I am aware that exceptions have been made to the rule. I don't  know who is responsible, but all should be  treated alike.  The mayor said that he was aware of but  one instance, and in this particular case a  notice had been served 011 the occupier to have  the house removed.  It was decided to call the attention of the  chief of police to the order of council calling  for the removal of trespassers on public thoroughfares.  On motion of Aid. Madden, it was decided  to put down a six-foot sidew7alk on the east  side of Kootenay street from Observatory7 to  Mill streets.     The   alderman   also   wanted an  electric light placed   here,   but   was  informed  that at present this could not be supplied.  Aid. Hillyer rnoyed that the city engineer  be called upon to report as to the quantity of  powder and other explosives at present stored  in the powder magazine, andas to what would  be the, probable effect of ah explosion on the  city.- ,; -        "":y -  Aid. Malone : What good will such a-report do'?  Aid. Hillyer : As soon as I get that report  I will be in a position to take action.  Ald.! Malone : The city7 has no control over  it. Why not ask the government to have it  removed ?  The   Mayor :    The   government   have been  asked repeatedly to have it removed.    I understand  that the powder people won't   remove  'without   compensation.      The   magazine is  a  .'danger.to.the city...-.y  Aid. Hillyer :  It should not be  within   two  miles of the city.      Th'ey-.a're liable to a fine of  $500.      They  are  blasting  a little behind the  magazine now, and there is liable  to   be   trouble at any moment.  The motion  was adopted.  The city engineer reported with reference to  the proposed   improvements   at   Ward   Street  that the putting in   of  a   retaining   wall   and  filling up would cost about $5,300,   and  that  the bridging over of the ravine from  the   present bridge to the   high   bank   and   grading,  would cost about $1,000.  Aid. Madden thought that something ought  to be done to improve the place. There were  people living in that district who could  scarcely7 get in or out of their houses as things  were at present.  The subject was referred to the Board of  Works.  Aid. Malone asked what had been done as  to the new cemetery site ?  The niay/or explained that he had seen Mr.  Fletcher, the agent, who suggested a plot of  ground, about one thousand feet south of that  selected by7 the committee, w7hicli might be  had for $20 per acre. Another, and he believed  a more suitable site, was up by7 the Hall Mines  near the milk ranch. This could be had for  about the same figure as the other and possessed the advantage of having an open road  throughout the winter months.  Referred to a committee to  inspect   and report.  A letter was read from W. C. McLean, one  of the contractors for pipe laying for the  waterworks system, stating that if the council did not forthwith return his certified  cheque for $300, held as security for the due  execution of the contract, he would institute  legal proceedings for its recovery7. The  may7or explained that he had offered to return the cheque on condition that McLean  signed a receipt in full of all claims against  the city7, but McLean would not   give   such a  receipt.  Aid. Hillyer suggested that as the city engineer and the contractors could not agree as  to measurements a third party should be  called in. This would be cheaper than litigation.  Aid'. Malone asked w7hat the trouble yvas.  The mayor  explained   that   the   measurements as made by the   contractors  and  those  given by the engineer did not agree.  The city engineer said he could not understand how the contractors arrived at their figures. One of them had made an appointment with him to go over the ground, but did  not fulfil it.  In reply to Aid. Malone the city engineer  explained that there was a difference of 200  feet between his measurements and those  taken by the contractors, involving some $60.  The may7or appointed Aid. Hillyer to go  over the ground with the city engineer and  the contractors, and measure off.  The contractor for the excavation work on  the new7 building to be put up.'by the Lawer-  ence Hardware Co., wrote, proposing that if  the city would bear the expense of haulage,  about $6 per day, he would have the earth  deposited at any place selected; but in the  event of not arriving at such an agreement, he  would dispose of the earth to private parties.  The mayor did not favor the proposal, nor  was it favorably7 received by7 the other members of the council.     It was not accepted.  It was announced by7 the mayor that arrangements had been made for the Chinamen  to locate at the foot of Lake Street.  A number of accounts were passed, including one of $110 for the keep of a man named  Pitman who was sickly^ and destitute ; also an  item of $30 for his fare and expenses   to   Cal  gary.  S rare   routine   business   having   been   disposed of the board adjourned.  The Bank of England has reduced the rate  of discount from 4 to 3^ per cent.  The Royal Mail steamer Paroo, which has  arrived at Vancouver from Australia, had on  board sixty passengers for Klondike.  Mr. Hagel, Q. C, is acting for the Vancouver Smelter Company, of London, England, who declare that they are going to erect  a smelter near Vancouver, costing $1,000,000.  At Toronto the railway rate war now  seems to be extending to the lakes. The  steamer Richelieu is carrying passengers to  Montreal for $1.50. Hamilton boats have reduced the fare to Toronto to 25 cents, half  what is charged by the railways.  An agreement has been signed by Gaudaur's  representative to row7 R. M. Johnson for a  purse of $2,500 and the sculling championship  of the world. The race will be rowed in Vancouver harbor on Dominion Day7, July7 r.  Johnson is the champion of the  Pacific coast.  In the Dominion Legislature the other day7  Sir Richard Cartwright informed Mr. Earle  that regulations in connection with silver-lead  smelting were passed in July, 1897. No  amount had been, paid under the regulation  for the reason that the government had received no returns from smelters.; It is not  contemplated to make any change in these  regulations.  Blank Books, Letter Books and Memos at Thomson   Station  ery Co., Ltd.  ��m THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  DRY  GOODS  &  MENS'  FURNISHINGS  DIES  We  are now  showing a complete  range of  Black and colored  c     Dress Skirts in  Plain and figured Alpacia, Navy  and Black Serge, Rich Black  Brocade Silk and Wash Skirts.  Suits in Ducks, Piques' and'Den-  hams. The above in all lengths,  prices $2.50 and up.       (       <  We have just received a large stock of Men's Fancy Colored Shirts  showing a large range of stydes and patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering  at  reduced  prices.  TADIES  WAIST  LATEST STYLES  IN Tl  E  E<wi  BUSINESS  SUI  and linen collars  ci  New novelties in Ladies' Shirt  Waists, sizes 32 to 40, in the latest Organies, Grenadines and  Lappett Muslins. Prices from  50 cents upwards..  Ladies'   Parasols,  Spring  .    Capes and Jackets.  LOCAL NEWS.  Regular services will be held in the R.C.  Church on Sunday next  Peter Larsen, Foley Bros, and Dan Mann  have been declared contractors for the Pentic-  ton extension of the C. P. R.  Work on West & Emerson's new brick  building is well under way. It will be a two-  storey structure, with stone basement.  " War," was the theme of Rev. R. Frew's  sermon in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday  ...evening; The subject, was'-...ably and impressively treated.  Rev. George Morden preached his farewell  sermon in the Methodist Church on Sunday  last, and this morning left for his new field of  labor���Rossland.  T. G. Procter has returned from a trip  through East Kootenay7, and reports business  generally7 good and prospects bright. At the  North Star several thousand tons of ore are  ready for shipment, and the Lake Shore and.  Eugene will be ready7 to ship as soon as the  railway gets in.  The British Columbia Gazette contains  notice of the appointment of collectors of votes  in the electoral districts of the province, the  boundaries of which were changed by the Redistribution Bill. The new lists iu these districts will be made up as quickly as possible.  R. F. Tolmie is the collector for the Nelson  riding.  An enthusiastic meeting of baseball players  and lovers of the sport wras held in the city7  hall on Monday evening and organized for the  season, with the following officers : Hon.  President, James McDonald ; president, James  Lawrence; vice-president, W. H. Grant;  treasurer, Jacob Dover ; manager, James Nee-  lands ; captain, John Campbell ; official umpire, Charles Ink ; official scorer, H. E.  Good ; finance committee, J. Neelands,.Jacob  Dover, Jasper Phair. The advisability of  forming a league, comprising Northport, Rossland, Sandon, Kaslo and Nelson was discussed,  and favorably pronounced upon. It was decided to correspond with the managers of the  clubs named en the subject.  Wall   Paper,   newest   designs, lowest prices,   at   Thomson  Stationery Co., Ltd.  The government supporters at Rossland  have requisitioned W. B. Townsend, J. P., to  contest the seat against all  comers.  The body of the late Chas. K. Burritt, w7ho  was drovned on April 1 ith, was on Friday7'  last picked up near Bannington Falls and  brought to Nelson for interment. The funeral  took place on Sunday, and the large cortege  bore unmistakable testimony to the popularity7  of the deceased.  L. A. Hamilton, C.P.R. land commissioner,  was in town last week, and had a conference  with Acting-Mayor Teetzel as to the locating  of the Chinese. It was agreed to lease the  fellows buiiding sites in blocks 61 and 71 on  Lake street, where is is contended they will be  comparatively isolated.  A miner named Stephen Jeffrey7, employed  at the Silver King Mine, was killed last week  by7 falling down the shaft. An inquest was  held on the body, and a verdict of accidental  death returned, the jury exonerating the management from all blame.  An enthusiastic public meeting was held in  the fireball on Monday evening for the purpose  of making arrangements for Dominion Day-  celebrations. It was decided to have two day7s  sport, and an excellent programme will be provided. J. J. Malone, Fred Irvine, C. A.  Waterman, T. M. Ward, T. Madden and Horace Hume were appointed a committee to solicit subscriptions. An adjourned meeting  will be held 011 Friday7 evening.  G. McCreath, local representative of the  Hamilton & Rossland Gold Mining Co., paid  the Tennese, near Ymir, a visit last week, and  brought back with him some fine samples of  ore, which assay7 $107 in gold and silver. Arrangements are being made to increase the  force and thoroughly7 develop this splendid property.  The Nelson lacrosse club are anxious for a  foe worthy7 of their metal to meet them here on  July 1st. Theyr have corresponded with the  secretaries of various neighboring clubs, but  have not succeeded in arranging for a match.  They are now challenging the lacrosse players  of Kootenay, and if no one club thinks it can  face them it will be at liberty7 to call in as  much outside support as it thinks proper.  Lacrosse players, please note challenge.  A miner named JphnMuir died at Dr.  LaBau's hospital on Sunday, of pneumonia.  Aldy Hillyer has been declared contractor  for the building of the new block for the Lawrence Hardware Co.     The figure is $11,000.  Louis Bogart was brought to Nelson on Friday by7 Constable Forrester, from Kuskonook,  and temporarily lodged in the Provincial Gaol.  The unfortunate man is insane, and the causae  of insanity may7 be accounted for by letters  found in his possession which go to show7 that  he has fallen heir to 89,060 francs through tl e  death of a relative in France, his native home.  An anxious woman with four helpless little  children arrived in Nelson on Saturday7. Her  name is Fisher, and she states that a short  time ago she received Word from her husband,  who was then in Ymir, to pack up and come  to him. She gave up her little home in Montana in compliance with her husbands request,  but arriving at Ymir he , was nowhere to be  found, nor did any person in the town appear  to know him. She then came on to Nelson in  the hope of finding him, but here also he is  unknown. The unhappy7 woman is without  means. An effort is being made to locate the  missing  husband.  The new Columbia & Western card provides  splendid service between Trail,  Rossland  and  Nelson and will practically7   cut  off  travel   to  Nelson over  the   Red Mountain   road.      The  river boats and   the   C.P.R.   main   line   schedules are also changed, so that   close   connections are made at all points.      The   new schedule will be in force in a few days.      The first  train leaves Rossland at 7 a.m.;   Trail  at  7:45  and reaches Robson at 8:35,  where it connects  with the C.P.R.   boats  up  the   river   and the  train for Nelson.     Returning it leaves Robson  at 9 a.m.; Trail at 10:30, arriving at Rossland  at 11:30.   The afternoon train leaves Rossland  at 3:30; Trail at 4:45 and arrives at Robson at  6.      Returning it   leaves   Robson   at   7   p.m.,  bringing   passengers  from   the   C.P.R.   boats  and from Nelson.      This train leaves Trail at  8 o'clock and arrives in Rossland at 9 o'clock.  This gives two trains  to   Nelson   with   ample  time in   which   to   transact   business   at   that  point.      'lj|ie  liver boat  will arrive at Robson  at 5 p.m'., remaining there over  night, returning in the morning at 8:45.���Rossland Miner.  ^i��aammma!masmimBmmjmmmms^msmmmmmsmmmmmm^  mmmmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  I' -  \\:  'A I  -1 r  il  !!  j;  ���'!  .1.  I  .WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  A servant is much more likely to  be fastidious in her dish washing  and careful with dish towels if she  is provided with proper ones in the  beginning". The ideal cloth,, for  washing dishes is made by taking  a square of cheesecloth, doubling it  twice (making four thicknesses) and  quilting it in   large  meshes   on  the  sewing'- mac him  This makes  towel,   ' SY)ft,     thick,  agreeable  handle and easily kept white. ,  a  to  Save time in   handling  handkerchiefs, collars, etc., in the wash .by-  putting them iu a pillowcase as you  rub them out.  '   There is   then   no  " fishing'' in the boiler to get them,  and they can   be   put   through  the  wringer in the oillovvcase more rap-  idly.  read   and rest   comfortably-   in   this  fashion.      And let it be   whispered  here between ourselves  that   if we  want to get the   maximum   of  rest  in the minimum of time we   should  copy that   inelegant   but   healthful  trick of the masculine   drones    and  pitt   our   feet   occasionally    higher  than     our ���    Iieads.      .Fashionably7  women, to.'whom   the   necessity7   of  never showing fatigue and   of- ever  looking-their best  has   tought   this  knack, fall into this posture   whenever they7   are in   the   seclusion   of  their own apartments.  Having purchased the interests of G. Harrington & Co.,  in the Red Front Grocery Store, Baker Street, near Josephine, we are prepared to. supply every article in the  trade fresh, and of the best quality. All staple goods and  many specialties to select from.      New stock just arrived.  Goods  Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  An  :hange   say7s :   There   are  In buy7ing a veil  the   other   day7  the  salesgirl   gave   a   bit   of information very7 useful.      She took the  veil, stretched   it   put   full   length,  and tied a  knot   in   each   end   and  then   one   in the center   of one side  to lit    over,   the    hat    brim.      The  knots in the end   keep   the   veil   in  place, and   so   make   the   veil   last  io-.Yger and   look   better.      Besides,  it is veiy much easier to arr-;nge   a  v il.      It is strange how rmny well  die.ssed-wo.-nen are careless of their  v\.;ils.     , It is not an   unusual   sight  to see    the   edsre    fra^ved    or   little.-  breaks or   tears.      Sonethnes    you  see it has given away   on   the  very  end   of  the   nose.       Now   it   looks  just as bad���oh,   yes,  jri.uch   worse  ���than it would to see am unsightly  some things that a woman   can  do  which are hey7ond man. She can ride  500 miles without,getting out of the  train for a drink.      She can   enjoy  an evening visit  without :smoking  h ilf a dozen cigars.      She   can  en-  durethe torturing  distraction   of a  household  of children   every7   day7,  ' while her husband   cuffs   them all  howling to bed before he  has   been  home    a-ti    hour.        E^very7.   day7   a  woman endures a dress  that -would  make an   athlete   swoon.       She   is  afraid of a mouse, and runs from a  coy/, but the biggest  crush  in   the  world would. notTkeep her from the  remnant ''   counter   at a drapery7  sale.  Don t forget trial we are th  eaters in.men's s  e largest importers  When, after a few mouths in  v\ asbington, a new senator decided  to take a little run home "just to  see the. folks," he went back minus  abut 20 pounds of flesh. "Why  senator," said one ardent constituent, "you have been losing flesh.  "<%, -**���  <&  S ��  JN&  e��  fc^-i       fcp21      ��fc0_  KjE? -J   i& 2SSS\J a    �� a  ^*g����  \J  f^^  %&>  A.  %J?%  'c->  r,\ ,  scar on the face. the scar can  not be helped, but for careless  slovenlines there is not a shred of  an excuse.  The cold or-t-p.id   sponge   bath,  taken in the morning before  breakfast, with friction to make the skin  red, is one of the most   health   giv-  hig actions we know.       It promotes  heal;by circulation   to the' skin and  a'l the organs of our body and keeps  them   in   good     condition.      Some  women con not   indulge   in   such   a  " morning tub " by reasui of peculiarity of constitution   or from   liver  affections and are unable to take tl e  bath quite   cold.       It   should    then  have just the   chill   taken   off,   but  the skin    should   in    all    instances  immediately after thoroughly dried  and   rubbed   with   a   coarse   towel.  The   brain   is   invigorated   by7    the  the bath from the   healthful   stimulation of the nerves.       If the person  is not very7 strong and the   reaction  is not perfect, a glass   of  verv   hot  water taken after the bath will   prevent a cliill.  What  can    have   happened ?      Did  you lose it from riding the bicycle ?"  '.' No, hang it'" replied the senator,  " it was dedgin' 'em that did.it."  In preaching his extempore trial  sermon beore Bishop Tait and Dean  Stanley, a candidate for priest's  orders  o-  <e  ��  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  orp-.T?  to  1 v.  V v  v e r y nervous, a n a  stammered : " I will divide my  c --ngregation into two���the converted and unconverted." This  proved too much for. the Bishop's  sense of humor, and he exclaimed :  "I think, sir. as there are only,  tw7o of us, you had bettei say which  is which."  CLUB   HOTEL  MERCHANT TAILOR.  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES;  $1  per day and up.  Schooner Beer,  ig  cents  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   High Class Suits Made in the  Latest  Styles.  fry  J.   Curran,  Proprietor.  PROVINCIAL  LARS  SURVEYOR.  Surveys   of   Lands,    Mineral    Claims,  Town sites,   Etc.  OFFICE :    Turner    Bocckh     Block,     Melson  ��  laker St., Nelson, B, C.  ,#=*���.  |J  3  c  y m  tori nxr y 1 &  UM3*  a 11 o  Few women know how tn rest as  they7   should.      They    think     that  they must'undress an go to   bed   to  be thoroughly   comfort  ble.       This j  is a   mistake,   provided   there   is   a i  tabouret   or   little   footstool  in   the j  room on which   the   feet   may7   rest j  while the other oart of the  body   is j  supported   by   a' chair.      You" can j Qpj]. CUStOITl H00S85 NelSOIl, B. G,  Dominion  Provincial  rokers and ManLffacturers9 Aqents  Agents for Manitoba Produce   Company,   Gold   Drop  Flour  Wheat  Manna,   Manitoba   Grain  Co.,    M.   R.   Smith   &   Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  A    c  and surveyor,  NELSON,  P.  OX 4Q  %m\  .Jf^Jl, THK NELSON ECONOMIST.  SPARE MOMENTS,  Bad  resolutions   are   good  ones  cold  fciat have/been broken.  The    weather    never   gets  nought to, nit) the society7 bud.  ' Free lectures are often w7.orth less  'nan the cost of admission.  Nearly all the men are suspicious  jnid iiearly7   all   women   are   super-  titious.  A A women never weeps   more   bit-  [erly7 than when she weeps for spite.  The-effective work of a cruiser  [lepends a great deal on   the   crew.  It seems strange that the product  bf the .still should make men so  [iOisv.  "rr\  JL  he man who is   in   touch  to. The ferry was already7 mov-:  ing, and. as it was difficult for her  to step on board/ she 'turned to a  gentleman standing near and asked  him to hold her child. He instantly'took the little one in his  arms, and as the mother reached  the deck of the.ferry',it swung out  from tiie. wharf, and the man was  left' standing with the strange  youngster in his arms. It is Hard  to determine whether the mother or  the man with the baby was most  excited. He kept shouting : " Here  is your baby7. I do not know the  w o m a ii..'' T h e b a by7 w a s b r ought  to Vancouver on another ferry7 and  its mother was at the .wharf to receive it.  *&*&  '  WHOLESALE AND -RETAIL  -_*-������" n  # Y HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  3 ���:   '  BRANCHES AT  0'  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  >S5i  ATA  e  j^. * -ja  ne  CLL tctJL-I  only   first-class   saloon  in. the  city7.  LV,  Choicest'   Liquors  stock.  Mixed   drinks    of   all  specialty.  aUvay7s in  inds   a  .All the best brands   of cigars are  to be had at  ilig  ^~p1  % fl  e  h 5i i"  with  he toothache is never in."sympathy  vith it. .  The wall-flower at a ball is.often  I:he only girl present that can bake  pread.  Some  men   are   so   self-confident  hat they are unable to   distinguish  |elween a cheer and a jeer.  He���" What kind of "medicine  ll.oes a man take for a scolding  tyife?"     She ���"Why, elixir."  Mrs. Gabb���' Are yrou goin' to  ���ave your darter take music lesions ?" Mrs. Gadd���N-o, I guess  13ot. She hain't no ear for music;"  Mrs. Gabb���Well, I wouldn't be  liscouraged at that ; mebby she  night play7 classics, anyhow.''  Some    of   the   stronger    minded  I women are disposed to argue that  i feather on the. hat is no more  :ruel   to   the   birds   than   a   whole  Iguail Oil the toast, and insist that  ooth are designed to tickle the fancy  Df weak man.  At Driffield, in the East Ri.  bf Yorkshire, the harvest bei  [still rung at 5 o'clock in the morn-  tng to rouse the laborers from their  [slumbers, and at 7 in the evening  [the welcome sound of the bell- inti-  jmates the,time for closing work for  ithe day.  The Police justice in El Reno,  Oklahoma, discriminates in the  fines he inflicts for intoxication.  For plain drunks which he denomi-  1 nates " harmless jags," he lets off ;  Democrats and Populists, $1 each ;  but, Republicans, who are supposed  to be high-license advocates, he  fines $20.  A prominent actress in Munich  theatre has sued the manager for  her salary. In defense he exhibited a contract wherein it was stion-  lated that " a member of the theatre  who marries without permission of  the mana.ger forfeits all claim to  salary." As she married the  manager she contends that she had  his permission.  ���    An amusing but pathetic incident  I   Roman      Kaiydor     removes    ^  occurred at North Vancouver vester-  f   these annoyances, softens the   ���  :~-riy-~_-r^.���.Y:j^^  KASLO  SLOCAN CITY &  S#��  .��        e r  k" ft^ 3 ff> H -f  e  pa    fm,  9  *\  w vs. a  Are receiving Seasonable Goods for the best trade  of Nelson in the lines of  b��sl yssfe, ^s saw ftssa a E^�� g^i b^1  S% "4^ %bJ E& e%> a &sh.*9p 9     y Bi  isnsi  K&  ���The quality- is the best-and the prices are  right. As alwayrs, our stock of Crockery  and Glassware is full and being added to  as needed.... ���.  ���  M  lviannarcan  D. A. OcBEATH,-  Proprietor.  Josephine St..   -   Between leaker and Victoria.  "^ _-  L_L^d.  X  "^Si'  And UeliTery Service  Will always  be  found prompt and  satisfactory.       Parcels    carried   at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  STAND:  Front of Vancouver  Hardware store, Baker street.  Residence, near the brick yard.  Water  ���4>  bunOu  i  1^ T  Amm,A  ^jyQW.  enlighten  our  r^  n 1  IT  e.^ca   ,-."**^i   jr^i\   a?r  Cot  VVe WANT to  little    world' about   us in  regard   to  Waji[Faper Buying.       \\'e  want yrou to know that -right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy7 nowhere till "you have looked about  yen enough to see what we are  showing.- We don't want you'to  buy from only7 examining our stock  but we want yrou to see other stxeks  and know the superiority7 of    .     .  rs  1 iros:  *$  ��2.       ,'Uft^ti   *J^  .MO  >ool  k&s  �� a  L/tct  a. ji<<��^ 1  aksr and Stanley Sts., Nelson  ^1^1  W "S���"^  a  N  ow  Open to  ���? w //^.,v ^?r*^ 7r^ 7?        .�� _sr -w T "^ ^ ��~^  D.  HUHE  Manager.  the Public  New Building, New Furnishing, Steam Heat in every7 Room,  Everything Strictly First-Class, Large and Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  NELSON,  13 o W��  ND  A  "'A  1  Corner Josephine a\\d  Lati  m e r  Street'.  R. Q. JOY? Prop  Hay7 evening, says the Province.  The ferry7 boats were very7 crowded,  and as soon as sufficient people  v.ere on each, the lines were quickly7  let o-o and the vessels headed for  Vancouver. One boat had a big  crowd on board, but   a   lady7,   with I #���  skin and beautifies the com-  ���    plexion.  complete without it  No  lady's   toilet  For sale  only7 at  Shho E Us'aLa     wHuvi   ySUOL  Cor. Baker and Jor.ephine Sts.  1  ^ !  R  n,3.ss^v  p.  her baby7, w7as determined to get on ! %^&^$$&-$>&&$&&%&Q'<>&&��&<&-&��  Bread UeNvered to any ran or sown.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick Sc Wilson, Raker Street: C.  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. j. Scanlan, Staidey Street; and Maurines  Grocery, Hume  Addition.  Ask Your Gfocerfor Joy's Bread.    -*r   11      ri      1 ���hh fn   T-.-r-fi i7-;-.'TT"arBV'ar,,ry^iw-yia^  S^WJLiSBi-.viJl'JoMiSiaPSS IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  h ',  11  It J!  .. ; i  I? i,  i;l  "U  ill  I]  i if  by  life!  Kit.  !!';'  lit  If  i!  !!  if  &&  ���O  ��� ���  ^>  ��� ���  <5>  ..picture, is'sure to be discarded.-   'If you ,wa  When properly taken  eyer treasured by fam  y, good thing go to  y finished are ��  ile a  And you may7 rely upon getting artistic work, and work that will last.    ���  '���  The studio is! fitted- up with all .modern-.appliances, and-no trouble or.-'expense is spared in; operating ���"  W_JT  it successfully  ���get your .���..'. .-  Now  is   the   time.- to ca  .A. ^&. .A. .<^,  VW'W  ^^^���^���������.���������������������^������^���������^���^ t*# <��>4>#-  ���YMIR.  (Special Correspondence of TheEconOjMist.)  A ten-stamp mill has been ordered by the Canadian Pacific Exploration Co. for their Porto Rico  Droperty7. As soon as it arrives it  will be put in position.  The recent articles appearing in  the Spokesman-Review concerning  Allan Forrester, provincial constable at Kuskonook, are looked  upon by7 his many friends in Ymir  as mere fabrications. They7 have  no hesitation in saying that an iu-  vesti_ration.'will clear him.  <���' ,  The townsite agent states thatTe  will take stringent measures to  have the squatters'ejected from the  company's lands.  The machinery for the Dundee  tram way has arrived and is being  taken uo to the mine.  The London & B. C. Goldfields  Co. have called for. tenders for the  construction of about a quarter oi  a mile of road; from the mine to  the mill site.  Porto Rico siding will be a busy-  point this summer, as considerable  development will be done in that  neighborhood.  The government bridge over Salmon river, at the mouth of Porcupine Creek, is nearly completed.  Rev. James Hicks, our popular  Methodist minister, has been stationed here for the next year ��� by  the conference. A parsonage will  be erected for his accommodation  at an early date  During the past week a number  of mining properties have changed  hands at fair figures.  That J. G. Bray killed himself is  the finding of the i investigation int^-  the death of the man whose body  v. a =? found in a shack near Vancouver on April 22.  John Dillon, aged 78, of Montreal, claims to be heir t3 the dormant earldom of Roscommon, and  will at once enter proceedings to  obtain the title. The earldom became extinct in 1S50, and Mr. Dillon alleges that he is next in line.  The trainmen and   telegraph  operators have entered a strong threat  against the new  rules  and   regula- j  tions  which   the   Canadian   Pacific I  Railway  Company7  has   announced  to go into effect on July 1st.  In Westminster Abbey7, in the  northern transept, where England's  greatest dead rest, the body of the  late William E. Gladstone- was  entombed on Saturday7, amid the  ceremonies of the nation 1 e served  and in the cbi rch he had loved���  in the grave besides thatof his lifelong adversary7, Disraeli (Lord  Baonsf eld").  THIS WEEK AT  8  \*W  1 Srtm  t_\sw I  Dress  Goods, Ladies' Capes and jackets.     A   large  assortment to choose from.  We carry a full line of Clothing, Gent's Furnishings,--Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Our prices on  these lines are rigfht.  To''preserve the health the 'medical profession  are unanimous in declaring-that joy's Bresd  is a necessity. Take it and yon will require no  other blood purifier.       '      '  '#*"  M  1ft  M  *%  Notice is hereby given that the annual examination of candidates- ior certificates of  qualification to teach, in the Public Schools of  the Province w.i 11 be held as follows, eommenc-  011 'Monday, July 4th, 1898, at 8:4f> a.m.:  in  Victoria   Vancouver..  Kamloops...  .1ivSouth Park School Building.  . in High    ehool Building.  . in Public School Building.  Each applicant must forward a notice, tlvrrty  lavs before tin  tor v\  amination, stating tiie class  hi eh he will be a  ;  selected,  and  places  he   will  and grade of .certificate  ���andidate, tho optional subject  at   which of the above-named  attend,  Evekv notice of intention to be an applicant  must be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the above  requirements must be fulfilled before their application can be filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade A, Cer-  riiicates, including Graduates, must attend in  Victoria to take tiie subjects prescribed for  July 18th and 14th instants, and to undergo  required oral examination.  S.  D. POPE,  S1i peri n tcnden t of Eci u cati on.  Education Oflu e,  Victoria, May 4th, 1898.  Notice of Application  to Cut Timber.  i hereby give notice that 1 have .applied to  the Commissioner of Lands and Work:- for a  special license to cut. fell and carry away timber from one thousand acres of land situated  on Goat lliver, in the West Kootenay district,  and more particularly d^^(. ribed as follows :  , Commencing at a post on north side of right  of way of P. C. H. Railway, and opposite station  iw.l oi location of said railway, being supposed  ea-d line of one Camp! ell's application to purchase. theiv e north forty chains, t heiu e east liod  chains, ov to west side line of one Newman's  application to purchase; thence south forty  chains; thence west "JoU chains, to place of beginning.  Signed,  C F. Hannington.  Goat River, P.. ('., Mav XL 1898.  ��S B     go?!^   E   _&ssr Bras? Ssar ^_#Si. *&s& ^kg? ��    ��    ��  PERSCRIPTIOI^S CAREFULLY CQP��1POUMDED���  18  Application for Liquor  License.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof, we, the undersigned", intend to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises known as the Grove, situate  at Bogustown, near the city of Nelson.  \V.-\t P>HOOKS  Fkkdkiuck Herman.  Nelson, B.C., May 7th, 1898.  To Shingle Makers.  f want to let a contract for sawing 4.000.OOP  shingles. Timber, machine and power furnished.    Enquire, " O. K. '* F��. ono.mist oJiice.  f%$  %^  ^,-_*'  ��  ZVTara,    Blocks    TsTelsoxi.  GENERKL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for  Armstrong &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  >end or call a  ;et prices.  ?=%  s*  fmvk.  ri^  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  0^ ��k$  eisoi  9  ^^3^^^v^^^7^:^  (Si!  :" ''j.':.m.:$8?^i.sM^Mui^^M^*hM^ vwmpsHttBawestas  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  i i  PERSONAL.  Fred   Patterson,   Sandon,    is   in  Sown,. ��� ,       ;. ,  J. Elrich left yerterday for Phila-  [lelphia.  James Callaghan,   Toronto, is at  S:he Hume.  W. J. Hamilton, Hall  Siding,   is  lit the Hume.  '"H. 'G.  ���Midd.l.etori,'��� Winnipeg,  is  Registered at the'Phair.  A. S.   Sutton   and   E.    Horsnop,  Grand Forks,- are at the Phair.  David   G.   Browne   and   wife,  of  Great Falls, Mon., are at the Hume.  .Jas. McGeoch,   London,   Out., is  it the Hume.  Win. Gordon, Kamloops,  is paj'-  ing. Nelson a visit.  D. D. McPhail and  R.   McLean,  of Kaslo, are at the Hnme.  Rt.    Rev.   Bishop   Dontinville is  laying Nelson a visit.  /James' J.   McDonnell,    Port   M.c-  Leod, is at the Phair.  W.    A.    Macdonald    arrived    in  itown    last   night    from    the    east,  At 5.30 this morning Miss.Maude  Mabee, Nelson, was married to S.  O. Muir, of Vernon, Rev. G. Mor-  den officiating. Miss M. Lillie  acted as bridesmaid and R. Leniiie  as best man. The happy couple left  on their honeymoon by the morning  train. .'.-.'  The Rev. John Robson, who  leaves / Kamloops on Monday for  Nelson,   will    preach    his   farewell  sermon  on  Sunday   evening.  He  will be greatly missed by many in  town as during his stay here he has  endeared himself both to members  of his own church and others.���Inland Sentinel.  The Kootenaian rs informed, up  on what is  considered'  eood   auth-  loringing with him his little; daughter,,  ism el ter  Ivveek:  C. P.  Matthews,   of  the   Pilot  Bay  was   in. .Nelson   during-the'  Hill,   Port  Hill, -Idaho,:   is  arrivals   at  the  among yesterday s.  lphair.  J.  M.  Co<  Hoi.ig  the week.  John 'M'  m<  >mbs.   Winnipe  :ss   in   Nelson  was  ct urine;  ane,  J.   Fred   Ritchie,  land   Ed.   Cronyn   were   over    from  iRossland yesterday.  Frank Smi���;lis01 >, Ainsworth, and  IW. R. Angus, Montreal, are among  j:he arrivals at the Phair.  A. Ferland left on. Monday night  pn a business trip East. He will  bring his family with him on his return.  A. W. McCune, Salt Lake City,  lone of the principal owners of the  jPayne mine, is here, on his way to  [the property.  J. R. Green, principal ofthepub-  jlic schools of Nelson, left on   Mon-  |da3r evening for  a  vacation   in  the  North West Territories.  W. A. Richardson, representing  McKellar & Dallas, Torcnto, has  made his first business trip through  the west, and pronounces it a success. In Nelson he met many of  his old Ontario friends.  orit}r, that the South Fork Wagon  road will be continued' a considerable distance up that stream this  season, at government expense.  Land Commissioner Gray of the  Kaslo & Slocan Railway and party  were in Kuskonook last week. Pie  proceeded up Dnck Lake to relocate  certain lines that the building" of  the. Crow's Nest had thrown out,  and to look after the interests of  his company general1^.  LAND  REGISTRY ACT.  In the matter of an application for a Duplicate  of a Certificate of Title to Lot Eight (S)  Block Eleven (11) Town of Nelson.  Notice is hereby given that it is my intention at the expiration of one month from the  first publication hereof to issue a duplicate of  the Certificate of title of Donald M'eGillivray to  (inter alia) the above land dated the 10th February, 1892, and numbered 13457a.  S. Y. Wootton,  Registrar-General.  Land Registry Office, Victoria, B. C.  6th May, 3898.  The regular meeting of the  Ladies' Hospital Aid Society will  be held on Monday,' June 6th, at  3 o'clock in the Presbyterian church  The extra session of the Vancouver spring assizes was concluded on  ^rida}^ when the jury iu   the   case  if  Regina   vs.     Pollock,   a   former  Justice of the   Peace   on   Thurlow l  Island,   brought    in    a   verdict   of!  guilt}^.     There were several counts !  against the prisoner,   varj< ing-  from |  forgery to that of  obtaining moiie}7 j  under    false   pretences.       He    was j  sentenced   to eighteen  months' im- j  prisonment, with hard labor. j  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  20th May, 1898.  His Honour the' Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint the undermentioned  persons to be '.Collectors of Votes, under the  provisions of section 10 of the. " Redistribution  Act, 1898," namely:  John D. Sjbbald, of Revelstoke, for the Revelstoke Riding, West Kootenay Electoral District.  Alexander Lu.-as, of Kaslo, for the Slocan  Riding, West Kootenay Electoral District. ���  Roderick F. To lame, of Nelson, for the Nelson  Riding, West Kootenay Electoral District.  John Kikkup, of Rossland, for the Rossland  Riding, West Kootenay Electoral District.  And His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased to appoint the undermentioned person to be a Distributing Collector,  under the provision of section 17 of (.lie said  Act. namely :  In the former Electoral District of West Koo-  tenav, George A. ^IcFarland, of Nelson.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date r  intend  to 'apply to Chief Commissioner  of Lands and   Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber off the following  described  lands situated in the  West   Kootenay  Mining !  Division on Lockhart Creek, one  mile and one j  eighth east from Kootenay Lake, commencing I  at a post marked N. W. corner running east 120 I  chains, thence north 10 chains, thence east R-it) !  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence 'west R:>.0  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence west 120  chains, thence north 40 chains to place of commencement.  Dated this 28th dav of May, 1898.  T. W. GRAV,  Nelson, B.C.  Are always in demand, when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable/ prices.' We    always    carry    a fine selection of  HATS in a11 the nevvest shades and styles, and by  the best makers, at prices which defy competition ; also Neckwear, embracing the very latest' novelties. The place to secure  everything in the gent's furnishing line is at  Agents for Kennedy A: Douglas.  ; Baker Street,   Nelson.  Merchant Tailors, Toronto, and  Tolton &YMcKay, Fine Custom Shirt Makers, Hamilton  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  ei  s<  H. A.   PROSSER,   Manager.  Lake St..  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C.  ���'Application  for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof. I,'the undersigned, intend to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate near mouth of Dog  Creek,-on the lower Arrow Lake.  Dated this 28th day of May 1898.  Babtiste Saqin.  s0 a  K35  plioian  ai  w  %a  <��k?>  ind Watchmaker,  IcKi.llop    Block,    Baker   street.  All work truarantced.  ��  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  Kol'ale  rv  0   <!  iva  ,  Celery  ^arsapar  Iron.  nger  Ale,  ��,  fie  ��  <iS  *1AfR  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER     MELSGN  Money to Loan.  On Keal Estate and for Building Purposes.  House Property  for sale���Central location���25  per"cent on investment.  Apply  STEWART   ��&   LE^IPiOX,   Agents  For the Canadian Mutual Loan  & Investment  Company, of Toronto, One.        Otrices :  Corner Ward ami Baker Streets. Nelson, B.C.  Mkmi  <r��. c  11 ��U C  \2.  UNSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD  OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  In   all   the  latest   fashions ;   orders  pro  ^nptl}  ���t1v executed.  P. O. BOX 63-  Telephone g  35  y.l  LLINE  8 4n* iaO  bracing  W. J. QUINLAN,  D. D.  DENTIST  s.  ,.J3 5 %? <  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Xelsou  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of tfctli bv  local anesthetics.  A full and well  selected stock, em-  ill the latest novelties.  ��� M. BUCKLEY,  Traves  Block -       Baker Streec.  All kinds of job printing  neatly and promptly exe-  Econornist.  ammocks  New  Stock  lorge  low.  variety    prices  > *  CU  ^Ci  - K>  nson  Baker St.  w  P  Nelson.  ^\     _ . ._   -~_-^r-��^j^--n^-^iwrr7ff��-TO"--cprrr^^  wrwnrrt 12  THE'NKLSON ECONOMIST.  ������  t  I j     ��  II Y  !  !  i J  f:  -f *  Is?  Si  I' i  !���������!  I'. i  4~Tf��N  u��.  -   Li-y. �����     11.J... ;m^.  W.^.:  i-  /T~\  h, Utiarts  and:Pints.   ���:.Ano.thei  INESS'Sl  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C.:, and London,' Bng.  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and   General Merchandise Catalogues"Just published  m  i--�� .^.n��l~��. *-. .W'  MV^p^^wW^a,.visiu.V4'i-.;**run '.WEiia^-Si^  bnliiilliriii  SUNSET GATES AJAR.  ni II 111 1 Mi  nN��%i IP? fit i  iiOl.lL-l%lfS i   \  AND  PACIFIC  LIS  Efts s��  igr)3"f8  pt fl^ WP��PMT��3 ^PR^l^F  fi!  iMTE-  I S a   3   *t  To Eastern an'cl European points. To Pacific  Coast, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of  KLONDYKE   AHD   THE   YUKON  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  From Revelstoke daily  CONN.EOTIONS;  To Rossland and main land points :  l>ailv  Daily  G:-iOp.m.   leaves ���NKBSOX���arrives 10:30 p.m. j  Kootenay  Lake���Kaslo  Boute.    Str.   Kokanee. |  kxceotSundav Except Sunday  1 n. m.    leaves ��� NELSON" ��� arrives :    11 a.m.  ���Koot'onav River Route, Str.  Nelson .y  j[on. Wed. Fri*. ^on. Wed. Fri  Turn,   leaves ���NELSON ���arrives   8:;>0p. m  Tonight, as I sat by my yvinclow,  . Wlien the west was all agleam  With that strange and wonderful splendor  That is fleeting as a dream,  J thought-that the hands of the angels  Had swung open heaven's gateway wide.  And [caught a glimpse of the glory  From the hills on the other side.  is it not a beautiful fancy,  This sunset thought of mine.  That the gates of heaven are always.  Flung open at day's decline ?  .That those.v, hose day is ended'.  Of ear till y woes and ills  -Mny pass to the morning sunshine  "That dwells on the heavenly hills?  Then "for rue the sunset gateway.-  Shall at day's decline.unclose,  And'i pass in through its portals  To that long and sweet repose.  .1 know that,I shall remember,  In that city so fair and far,  3,1 y strange and beautiful fancy  Of the sunset gates ajar.  Perhaps while f sat there dreaming  Of the gateway in the west  Some poor soul went through its portals  To a loug and endless rest���  Bassed through the sunset gateway  To that " city pa\ ed witii goId;"  Passed into the new life's gladness  To be no longer old.  a>  W C-3 a I a a �������e:.  WW -111  ��_H  CaS?  i!JtS*'  PREi  r% T\ &�� i  .,.     ��  <s>   ��  M.E   HAVE  MANY AIDS TO .IT,   SUCH  A3  .KALSO-MINE  K-LRU ��    m 8 A �� U   KM  ^8 N 1 ^2)  1  WUy  I '��&  FULL   LINE  OF. PAINTS,   OILS and   VARNISHES.  PASNT'and VARftl'SH"BRUSHES'-' .":": ."'.' ."'"  Lord  urtenay   (Kenry   Regir  ��.  Telephone 23  ii  k"S  aker  <���**' <Lo 1  ^ ���        ' &  S  rI/It /O^ #�� 4f^ I'^i #*i ^^ *fr c^r ^  Slocan City  Slocan Lake noints and Saudon     | aid    Conrtei-ay)   eldest  'SOD     Ot    the  fS:*'^- nelson iarri\Sei2:Sn;;'my|thirteenth carl  of  Devon,   Is   dead.  He was born in 1S36   and  was   ror-  Ascertain  Present Reduced  Kates-  Full information from  nearest local agent or j meiiv itlSOectOr of the local  tTCVern-  from GEO. R. 13EER, citv agent, iNclson, B.C.       y ' "       ���      .  -    - r   s  r��-.i��        i ment boara.  'V/. F. Anderson, t- J- Coyis, !  Travellius: Pass. Agent. Dist. Pass. Agent' ;        A'lTailsremeiltS    Liave    been     made    ^  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, H.C- ;   _    ��� ^ . . ��>  ���_- ! lor iiie second  meeting   oi   1.lie   ��11  ^  Il J#cl Mi  *3 NSk  w  m  W  wr~9 Cl 1 H p  ra fe?    gA    l^     Fs3     ^3     Kl  m  ^ ���^m,  ��  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     =      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =       Halifax, Nova-Scotia. ���  T. S. OOUE.  11. BiTRNCT.       J. fl. McCiM-Goi:. ternational Mining congress, which  I is to   be   held   n+   Q'!  5        tJ       P. lK i  l-ci IKS"     KMk5��a   i    A-   Ms  at   bait   Lake   City,  4>  Antigonisli, N.S.  j-5athurst, N.B.  Bridge water, N.S.  Charlotletown, P.E.T.  Worcester. NYE.  Fred eric ton; N.B.  (.'��� uysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston. N.B.  Lon don a err y, N.S.  , -BRANCHES :''  Limenburg, N.S.  Maitland, "N.S..  iloncton, N.B.  jMontreal, P.Q.  do        AVestEnd.  do        West mount.  Nanaimo. B.C.  Nelson. B.C.  Nov/castle.  N.B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Haw kesburv, N.S.  ���Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  S h u ben a cad i e, N.S.  Sununerside, P E.I.  Sydney.-N.S.  St. JoJins, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  ^'a2^co^i ver, B. (.:.  -Victoria. B.C.  Weymoutli, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  "5  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur=  veyors and CJvsS  engineers.  Agents  for   Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of TiiJe to iViineraJ Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British  Coiumbia  ��� O -  i # A Get-iCA'3.\   Banking Business   transacted.     Sterling  B?l3s  of Exchange   4  \ "f Bought arid Sosd.     Letters of Credit, Etc.,  Negotiated.  '��� <P Accounts Received on  the P</Iost Favorable Terms.  4>  Oi  o\  <  <  LlUih, beginning on July (5.  F. C. GaTiiV)le   has  inspected   tl  rvtttrassFiCv    or,    t}--e   river    bunk   at!? Interest  allowed  on  special  deposits and   on  Savings   Bank accounts. J  Revelstoke    and   says   there   is   no;# branches in Bitrnsn columhia : 4  4  4>  cause for alarm  ��  A  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  PRODUCT.  ��>  !���  I     A  Savings  Bank  Department lias been estab- I  ���  i-zm* m  m^^m  aa  Hungarian,  xxxx  Stroncr Bakers,  Economy,  Suoernne,  'O  i ne uxanagan Hour  TURNER,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  Mills Company, Lt'ii, Armstrong, B. 0.  I lished in connection with the ��� Nelson branch of ?  ��� ��� '   "  f tins Danir.  V  Bran,  Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, ?  ��� f and current rate of interest allowed (at present I  j| 8 -oer cent per annum).  ^  ^  V   &   C0.9  AGENTS,   iELSG!^   B.   C;|  (,;ive tliis Flour a Trial bei'uiv pas^iuy an opinion.  GORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ��  ���  4  I ^^^^^^^^^^^������������^^^^^^^^^^^^^^'^^^���^^���������������^���'^������^^^���^^^^���^^  "tTIFT*"- r* "it- " *tJ! "���" v"n' *~ 'f-'- ������n'.*rr"."*Ji'"i '.Jlt".V-'' .J* ^j'^'^'T'"-J,*-'"'J~^"^"fr,vv.T" i*���'r U"  V'"irrj" E'~"T".'" ������*..       ���   -rr-i.i  i i      u  l .   -_     ���   ���ji i     1      ���       j u   . n i-j."�� ��   l ..   l    tiWMIiiin��HMMM!i��aiimm���iw

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