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 THE NELSON ECONOMIST  VOL. II.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1899.  No- ^  1J   0  ,7  i. j.  I  ��_y  ���h  rV-  ���.  - ^"M1_v_f>_i  & !  . THE NELSON ECONOMIST is. issued every Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley. Subscription ; $2.00 per annum ; if paid in advance, $1.50.  Correspondence ��� on matters of general interest respectfully  ��� solicited. Only articles of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of,readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  ' A little wine for the stomach may be all right,  but the spectacle of drunken men on the streets is  not a pleasant sight to gaze upon. It has a demoralizing effect on the community, and, should be obscured as much as possible. During the past few  weeks thoroughfares of Nelsori have been literally  infested with drunken Dagos, and while they  are not as fluent from a profane standpoint as  a some persons we could name, yet they manage to  express their disapproval of varjous matters in fairly  irreverent English. The Economist is in receipt of  a letter from a young woman who says she has been  insulted by the profanity of the natives of sunny  Italy. The police might give this matter their attention and thus earn another star to their crown of  g lory���metaphoricolly speaking.  Nelson has entertained a large number of visitors  during the week. Amongst others were Mr. Price  Ellison, M. P. P., and Mr. J. A. McKelvie, -of Vernon. Mr. Ellison is the member of >he Legislature  who was so grossly insulted by Joseph Martin during  the last session of the Legislature. On that occasion Mr. Ellison refused to be drawn into a hand-to-  hand encounter with the man whj by virtue of his  position is supposed to uphold the dignity of the  profession. Mr. McKelvie, who accompanied Mr#  Ellison, is the editor and publisher of the Vernon  News, one of the brighest. weekly publications in the  Province of British Columbia. Both gentlemen are  traveling for pleasure, and we violate no confidence  when we say that both expressed themselves  highly pleased with Nelson, its surroundings and  future prospects.  Joseph Martin has also honored Nelson with a  visit during the week. Some say his visit here is  connected with his private business, while others believe he is looking into the workings of the eight-  hour law. Evidently Mr. Martin was anxious to get  more information as to the run of things generally,  for he hunted up the best living authority on matters political in the Kootenay���Mr. Jowetl: Joe and  Jowett���or, as tome one profanely remarked, Jo-Jo���  probably discuRsedthe whole situation, and we have  no doubt Mr. Martin will return to the capital with  renewed vigor both of body and mind as a result of  his association with the other distinguished political  economist. ^On the other hand, let us earnestly pray  that the good"manners of our honored fellow townsman may not have been corrupted by-evil communication, with the senior partner in the Semlin-Martin  aggregation. -  Alex. Lucas, organizer fur the Conservative party  in British Columbia, wa3 in the city this week,. Mr.  Lucas was just returning from a trip through the  Boundary country, and reports that great interest is  being manifested in organization, throughout that  district. Mr. Lucas informs The Economist that  Vancouver has a club that insures the return of a  Conservative for the Burrard Inlet constituency at  the next election. In this connection it might be re-  marked that Burrard Inlet is likely to be thrown  open at an early date,as it is probable the sitting,  member���Mr. Maxwell���will be appointed postmaster before the close of the session. Mr. Lucas will  visit the towns along the line of the C. P. R. within  the next few days in the interests of the party of  which he is organizer. .  The reign of very young girls over the heart of  man is ended. "Sweet sixteen'' is insipid, " fascinating eighteen" tame. At 25 the young lady of  the present day may be said to be interesting, at 3Q  she is charming, at 33 fascinating. But it is not  until the woman gets well into the forties that she  reaches the angelic period where tempor no longer  "ieaalrftie5 mastery, and nature thought smooths out  the rugged outlines of her mental life. If she understands the art of self-preservation she may. also retain at this age the better part of her physical charms,  and be pretty in spite of her years, at least, so says  an exchange.  Procrastination is not only the thief of time, but it  also proves expensive, as the experience of Victoria  has clearly demonstrated. Had the council of the  capital city taken proper precautions and made the  Point Ellice bridge a safe structure, there would  have been no bridge disaster nor its attendant damage suits. The greatest tribunal in the world, the  Privy Council of Great Britain, has dismissed the  appeal of the municipal corporation of Victoria  against two judgments < f the Supreme Court of  British Columbia, confirming the awards of damages of a lower court to Mesdames Patterson and  Lang, whose husbands were killed at the Point Ellice bridge collapse. The result of these appeals has  a very important bearing on the other suits, which  were laid over pending the   decision  of   the P��*iv *  sTSHsEessrasssKsmssHHsa THE ECONOMIST.  Council. There are in all some 70 suits for damages, agregating between $800,000 and $900,000: In  theevent of atrial it is not likely trie full amount  claimed would be allowed, but viewed in its most  favorable light, Victoria will be called, upon to pay  dearly for the negligence of its aldermanic board.  The council spurned t\\e suggestion of the late Chief  Justice Davie to submit th�� whole matter to arbitration, but now the general impression among the  members of the city council and many citzens seems  to be that arbitration or some similar means of settlement would be preferable to spending more money  in law suits.  A French scientist has been experimenting on  cider, and claims that it will kill the bacillus of typhoid fever. It is supposed that the malic acid, of  which about 2 per cent, is found in cider, is��the prop-  erty which destroys the microbe. As malic acid is  found in apples, from which cider is made, the  fruit  migh^t also be found valuable.     In any case,  apples  are among the most wholesome of foods, and  should  be more largely consumed.  It is very common nowadays to hear women telling about how they have gone through operations  to  get rid of illness peculiar to their sex.     Was it ever  intended by nature that women should go   through  such suffering in order to get well ?     Common sense  says no.     The cause of their sickness is   that   they  abuse nature in many wayH, such as living two high,  not having enough exercise, etc.,1 and on that account  get too much foreign matters in their bodies, the   result of which is poor blood, poor circulation,   which  reruns inflammation, weakness of the   muscles   and  ligaments, nervousness, etc.     The latest   and   best  discovery fore curing female troubles   is  by  medical  gymnastics, Swedish   massage   and   diet.     It   was  founded in 1880, by the well-known   medical   gymnast, Prof. Thure Brandt of   Stockholm,   Sweden,  and no physician can be ignorant of   the   wonderful  success he hnd in his practice.     He proved by working up the tissues of the body that he gave new   life  to the different parts, assisting nature in this way to  get every part in its right place, and restore a healthy,  normal condition.  The New Westminister Sun believes there is eve y  necessity for the passage of a, bill for  the regulation  of usury in Canada.    Certainly something id heeded  to curtail the grasping propensities of some  Nelson  Shylocks.     Whether the bill  proposed  by Senator  Dandurand will accomplish the general object aimed  at is doubtful, but it is in the right direction as   far  as it goes, namely, that no money lender   shall   exact more than 20 percent, per annum, and that  the  rate shall be reduced to ten per cent, from the   date  of the issue of a writ to recover the debt, in case such  suit shall be brought.     Payments m.ide'in   excess  of twenty per; cent, shall be ���.'recoverable   at   the   discretion of the court, and such judgment may be   enforced by the imprisonment  ol   the   money   lender.  The Montreal Witness suggests that Senator Dandurand should incorporate in hn b'll t c'au-^e which  will require all persons,, engaged in tl e business of  loaning money, oth*��r than bunks a id recognized  financial concerns regularly incorporated, to register  under their proper names with their place** of , business accurately defined. " This," says the Witries*,  11 is an important point, needed as much here as  in Great Britain, inasmuch as persons engaged in  money lending among us have discovered the advantage of dealing under various name?, knowing as  they do the popular opprobrium which attaches to  the character of usurer. Of,course, no law can, give  any relief excepi by legal process, a fact which lames ��  every effort to protect the weak as legal expenses are  the borrower's greatest enemy."  A few days ago, their died at Victoria   a   gentleman, who if he had been desirous of so doing, might  have chiselled his name high up the ladder of flame.  This was Mr. Peter Leech who died  at   the   Jubilee  Hospital, after an illness of a few   days.     He   was  for many months engaged in the important work   of  determining the boundary between Bulgaria, Turkey,  and Austria, in which  undertaking   Russia,   Great  Britain, Italy and Austria were concerned.    He was  also one of the astronomers of the  Royal  Engineers,  under General (Chinese) Gordon, and  was  engaged  near Mount Ararat���where the ark is   supposed   to  have rested���in the Garden of Eden and   Erzeroum,  Asia Minor.     Mr. Leech   has   been   a   resident   of  British Columbia since 1858, coming  from  England  with the Royal Enginetrs under Col.   Moody.     He  remained with the command until its  disbandment  in 1862, and iliea er-^aged in the practice of his profession as an engineer   and   surveyor.     When   the  overland telegraph line was projected he was one   of  the party of surveyors, and when that was abandoned  on the completion of the laying of the Atlantic cable,  he entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service, taking charge of. the Esquimalt post.     Mr.  Leech  discovered Leech River, a  stream   which   added   very  materially to the gold production  of   the   Province.  Deceased was identified with many of the   most important enterprises in the Province, and his wide  experience made him an authority on engineering  work:   ������  Nelson seems destined to not only become the  great commercial center of the interior of British Columbia, but also the recreation ground of the interior.  Situated on a lake noted for the wealth of its magnificent scenery, aquatics may be indulged in to the  pleasure of the participants and the delight of the  spectators. Now that summer is here with its long  bright days, its sunny skies and hot sun, the  thoughts of many turn to a period of rest and recreation, which they intend to spend some place away  from home, where the cares of business and the  worries and wearies of ordinary every-day humdrum life shall be forgotten for the nonce, and the  feeling of sameness and monotony which make the  ��� ^li*��*^E|*'i��EiaptfaWDIWK3ia  THE ECONOMIST.  v��  ^   #5  a**  V  'X     >  i'> A,  daily life of, so many of us dull, prosaic  and   uninteresting, shall be driven away, to be replaced  by. a  healthier and more enthusiastic tone.   In the immediate vicinity of Nelson there are innumerable points  at which the holidays can be passed away   in pleasure.    Along the lake   there are  beautiful beache3,  where much-needed rest can be   varied with  a  spin  over the.spark ling water.   "All work and  no  play  makes Jack a dull boy," so the business  man   who  aims to give the cream of his thought to his business  should make it a point to devote a reasonable  space  of his.time.to recreation and recuperation,  and -no-  where can rest be secured with more favorable sur-  rouridings than irTthe immediate vicinity of Nelson.  Why here right at our own doors,   we  have  all  the  advantages of the most favored seaside camp, coupled  with a scenic grahduer not equalled in  Switzerland.  It is boating, bathing, yachting, or camping out, or  shooting, or fishing "or anything else���we have it all  to be taken advantage of.    Then there is  a ' bicycle  path, the greatest in length of any west of Toronto.  The devotees of the wheel may nowenjoy a few hours'  spin along a path that is second to none in the west.  Within a, few months it is expected   that  we  shall  have a race course here, and already importations of  valuable running and trotting,horses are being made.  The recreation grounds will in all likelihood be fixed  up, so that lacrosse clubs, cricket clubs and baseball  clubs will have special facilities for engaging in these  sports.    Altogether, Nelson is the ideal spot for true  amateur sport, as well as the most'beautiful place on  earth to pass a holiday.  Henry Norman, the celebrated correspondent, has  abandoned the downtrodden press and will in future  till a farm in New Hampshire for a livelihood. Mr.  Norman is disgusted with newspaper work, and will  religiously abstain from further communication with  the moulders of public opinion.  An actress in whom the early residents of Nelson  should have a special interest, has created a sensation in Philadelphia. The lady is Miss Kate Dalg-  leish, who came here with the Belmont-Gray  company in 1892, and gave several performances. Mis Dalgleish since her, appearance here,  has been gradually ascending the ladder of bistri-  enic fame, until now it is reported from the Quaker  City that she was specially engaged for the production of "The Sporting Duchess"' at the Girard  Theatre, and she harvested a large crop of complimentary notices. Miss Dalgleish was born near the  Trossacks, in Scotland, but her early education was  gained in Canada. /  THEiKa nil oops Standard believes if ever time was  wasted it was <1 >iring 1 ,istVespion. Out of one hundred  and one acts j>as-ed, we have yet to hear of one that  was of any. use.: Many were right in principley  but such a bungler has Mr. Joe Martin proved him-  self, that none are practicable. The Anti-Japanese  Act is to be disallowed.   r The Government had  the  opportunity of passing an Act that would  have   met  the case, namely, the Natal Act, but  they -preferred  to bundle the business.     The Alien Bill-is also to be  disallowed.    It was rushed through, of course  in  a  hurry, and is so full of defects, that  it is  likely   to  cost the country  a  pretty  penny  to rectify  them.  The   Torrens  Act, which was  hailed  as'the  acme  of Registration Law is not to be put  into work,' as  it is found as unsuitable here as it is in Manitoba.  The TollAct, a reactionary  measure, providing   for  thebuilding of Toll roads is also held in  abeyance,  for the usual reason���rushed through   without .consideration and therefore-unworkable.    The Assayers  Act, the  Pellew Harvey Relief Bill as  some  have-  called it, has Come into force, but s5  highly   are   its  provisions thought of, that only one gentleman   appeared for examination, and he being a Government  employee, had to. Oue gentlem-in was^allowed to'"pass  without examination, to avoid appearance of absolute  failure.     The'end of the Eight Hours Bill is not yet,  but the indications are that its untimely enforcement  will set the clock back in Slocan and  otiier  mining  districts.'  A suitable building will be erected for the reception of a British Columbia exhibit at the Winnipeg  exhibition. An effort has been made for several  years past to secure a thoroughly representative exhibit of the resources of this Province for the annual  Winnipeg exposition, but lack of space accommodation prevented success in this direction. Special  assistance from the Department of the Interior has  made such an exhibit possible this year.  If the chappies that  go  along  the  streets would  quit swinging thair  useless  canes  through   the   air  as they aimlessly wander and wobble from  side  to  side, there might be some comfort for those who do  the intelligent  walking.     Sucking  the  head   of   a  cane is very, very bad, but the useless and   clownish  antics  that  are  performed by   many    well-known  young fellows are absurd.    The standard of a gentleman is measured by his conduct  in  public.     Some a  things may be necessary ;   ca^ie jugglery is   not on  that list.  Of all persons who are public offenders, the party  that comes pegging along on a bicycle at a 2:30 clip  stands at the top of the heap. A well-earned kick  is constantly in mental evidence as these riders bowl  along and knock the innocent pedestrian into a  bunch of discomfort. Apologies are offered, of  course, but they do hot remove the profane word  that:will arise, owing to the carelessness of these  cyclers.' The public thinkd that more care can be  exhibited and that it is not necessary to imperil the  lives of those who can't ride the'/things,.- and ;.that  there would be fewer accidents and less kicking if  morejudgment wereobserved.  Scientific literature appears to be growing less  popular with the reading people of the East* than  formerly.    Nearly two volumes of fiction were takeb  fib  I-ViSjfi ���       -    ��� ���     ._��� ��� 6  THE ECONOMIST.  out of the St. Thomas (Ont ) public library for the  year ending April 30th, 1899 to one of all other  classes. This proportion is very large and mi ht indicate that the public taste is not as high as it should  be in the matter of literature.     The Ottawa   Citizen  r  believes that the popular taste, for scientific  works,  books of travel and general   information   is   not   as  great ae for literature of the fiction class.     But that  does not necessarily imply a lowering of the standard  of taste for literature.     There is a tendency in some  quarters to regard the reading of literature   in ��� the  fiction class as a waste of time and its  predominance  in library statistics as an indication  of   a; lowering  of public taste, but it should not be overlooked   that  the best literature in existence is   fiction   and   that  the reading of good  literature  will  do the  average  person,more good, than the persual of dry  books   of  general  information.     Because   dime   novels   and  penny dreadfuls come under the  heading of  fiction  many wise people seem to think that the reading   of  fiction is necessarily harmful.     But take the case  of  the average mechanic who works hard all day.   He  does not want to spend his leisure time   in   reading  -up treatises on the solar system  or exhaustive   anthropological studies of the inhabitants of Patagonia.  He may derive much more profit   and   infuse   more  , pleasure into his life by the reading of good,   novels.  Not that novels should be read exclusively, but if the  average patronof a library dilutes his  heavy   reading in the ratio of two  books  of fiction  to   one . of  general or special information he is doing very well.  Besides, many consistent  readers of so-called  good  literature always dilute  their  heavy   reading   with  fiction, even very light fiction, as a relaxation.  The father of Jeffries, who beat .Fitzsimmons, is a  clergyman. He believes the hand of the Lord  directed the winning of the battle. Providence is  always on the side of the most, powerful battalions.  Vernon street boulevard is being put in shape for  Dominion Day. With a little improvement Vernon  street could be made a more suitable track for horse-  racing than the street now used for that purpose.  The world has just been treated to the extraordinary spectacle of an American-born woman, who  traded part of her father's stolen millions for a miserable French imitation of a man labeled with a title,  leading a howling mob of royalists in an indecent  attack on the President of the French Republic.  Where did Anna Gould imbibe her frantic  sentiments if not in the midst of the New York  moneyed aristocracy among whom she spent her  life ? And these sentiments are common among  this set in every great city, and common among a  crowd of political leaders who do not yet dare to  announce themselves publicly.  A traveller on one of the C. P. R.'s Chinas Japan  steamers, writing from Yokohama on May 1st last,  to a friend, says :   " The resident in  the   East   has  one advantage of his brother at home, and that is,  he can at times travel on an * Empress* of the  Canadian Pacific Line.. He who his not done so,  has surely missed one of the .pleasa.-.h of his life.  For.it is a pleasure to travel at anything from fifteen  to seventeen knots on a huge yacht, whose means of  propulsion, in the entire absence of vibration, can  only be guessed at; where.fauitless meals are served  up, with the attendance of clean, silent and picturesque Chinamen ; and where a walk through the carpeted and steam-heated alleyways below, gives the  impression of a first class hotel on shore."  The British Columbia, fruit crop promises well,  Tfte general condition of the crops seems to be satisfactory although the season has been, so,, cold and  backward.  Realizing that the mining interests  of Boundary  country, have become so-varied and extensive  as  to  ���render   their  comprehensive  treatment   impossible  without personally  visiting  the  voriousproperties,  the Grand Forks Miner has inaugurated a new piece  of enterprise which it believes will^be duly appreciated  by its readers and the miuing men  of  that   section  generally.     G. Earl McCarter, who has occupied the  editorial chair since the paper  started some   three  years ago, has gone into  the  hills  and   under   the  title of the  " Miner Man on the Trail " wiH   furnish  a series of articles descriptive of  the various   camps  and their  principal   claims.    The  scope   of   these  articles will be very comprehensive arid will take   in  the entire   Boundary  country  from   tie  Christina  lake district as far west as the West Fork of   Kettle  River, Rock creek and Camp McKinney.  Speaking of the late lamented Sir John   John   A.  Macdonald, the Toronto Telegram has the following :  " It is right and fitting that the Conservative   party  should once a year stop to publicly  admire  the   patriotic and partisan virtues which  were exemplified  in the great career of Sir John A. Macdonald.   There  should be no reason to  fear that  the Conservative  party will exhaust in honors  to the memory of the  dead leader the energy which is needed for service to  the living country.     The Conservative  party   does  well to admire its own past, but it  should   work so  as to give the country reason to admire its own   present.    New elements are reaching for political powers,  and the growth of the country will create new issues.  What is the Conservative party doing to utilize these  new forces  in politics, or to turn  these  new  issues  to the advantage of  itself and  its   country ?    The  Conservative leaders can  see  the  Government  becoming more and more the servant of great capitalists.  They must note the gathering power of corporate  interests which bleed the people.   Canada is in the approaches to  the   irrepressible conflict between the  idea   of   ruling   monopolies   for   the benefit of the  country     and     the     present    practice    of    ruling   the   country   for   the    benefit   of    monopolies.     The  Conservative party cannot be neutral  ftfi  ms B    ?.  THE ECONOMIST.  ifc  ^  ���V?  �����'.  in the approaching fight. The leaders do well to  decorate the statue of their great commander and to  commemorate the triumphs of his genius. No winning party can live in the past. The Conservative  party cannot regain its lost power by decorating  monuments or honouring memories."  There are now abmt 18,000 Galicians and 8,000  Doukhobors in Manitoba and the Territories. The  people in and around Edmonton are provoked almost to the verge of rebellion at having these people  thrust upon them. The men will never make farmers and the women have set up a code of social  ethics that if not in accord with established usage  among Canadians is decidedly interesting to travellers  who enjoy the nude in art. =  The demand for technical education has received  a great impetus in Ontario. The Toronto business  men and chamber of commerce favor it as being  absolutely necessary if Canada is not to be left  behind by the trained artisans of other countries. The Hon. Mr. Ross will endeavor to have  the provincial legislature make liberal grants for the  establishment of technical schools.  �� A dispatch announces that the provincial government has consented to allow the official stamp to be  placed upon all gold assayed and run into bars by  provincial assayer at Victoria and the board of trade is  taking steps to advertise to miners that this will  make their gold readily negotiable in Victoria at its  full value.  The features of the mining situation are not of an  encouraging   character.     Both    mine-owners    and  ^miners seem determined to stand  firm.     From  the  mine-owners point of view matters might  be  worse,  for already there are prospects that enough   skilled  miners will be secured to keep the works moving. It  is understood that a large number of miners can   be  secured in the East' all  of whom  will   be  satisfied  with $3 for an eight-hour day.     This simply means  that the men employed until  recently   underground  in the metalliferous mines will seek new homes, perhaps under more unfavorable conditions  than   they  labored   under in  British  Columbia.     The mine-  owners are very reticent as to their movements, and  the miners themselves are not taking the public into  their confidence.     Therefore very little can be   said  that is not generally known; one thing is certain the  feeling of unrest has almost paralyzed business, and  it is freely asserted that a  blundering   government  has administered a blow to the mining interest   in  British Columbia, from .'which it may not recover for  some time to come.  The New York Journal publishes an interview between a female member of its staff and Mrs. May-  brick, the American woman who about ten years ago  was convicted of poisoniag her husband with arsenic  at Liverpool, and sentenced to imprisonment for life.  The Journal representative visited Mrs! Maybriek  with the. prisoner's mother, the Baroness DeLoques,  and publishes a pathetic account of.their interview,  which lasted an hour. Mrs. Maybrick, who had  grown old and wan in confinement,, complained  neither of her food, her treatment by the prison  officials nor o" the accommodation afforded her, bufc  of her isolation her separation froria her children��  her friends and the world. These are hardships  which the murderer braves with open eyes, and  which, for the safety of society, he should never be  permitted to escape. The. difference between  British and American justice was never more clearly  illustrated than in the firmness with which in this  case British officials have resisted the appeals of  American sentimentalists.  Thk preparations for the Dominion Day celebration are progressing, most satisfactorily. The appropriations for the various sports have been made,  and while some discontent is expressed.as to the  amounts alloted some of the committees, it is generally believed that the money hfs been systematically divided. It should be considered that the  management cannot adpropriate more than the sum  subscribed. The matter has been finally settled and  everyone should now contribute his share towards  making the celebration a success. The prises to be  awarded will be of such generous proportions as to  attract the keenest amateur sportsmen to Nelson on  Dominion Day.  . One of the features of the forthcoming Dominion  Day celebration will be a four-oared boat-race in  which representatives of the different countries that  go to make up the Empire will participate. Already  the representatives of Ireland have a crew in training, and that their boat may not be mistaken for  that of some other country it will be painted a deep  emerald hue and christened the Faugh-a-Ballagh.  The Ladies'Aid Society of the Catholic Church  will give a calico ball at the opera house on the  evening of Friday, June 16. With the accommodations such as are provided by the opera house, functions of this character will be more numerous in Nelson in the future than in the past.  The tornado has again visited its old stamping-  grounds in the North-western States. The little  town of New Richmond, Wis., has been practically  swept out of existence, and one hundred lives has  been the sacrifice demanded by the Storm King.  With the new change in time, the C. P. R. will  have daily sleeping ears on the run from Arrowhead  to Vancouver. ^  NOTICE.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up till noon  on Saturday, the 17th instant, for the sole privilege of  selling pools on Dominion Day celebration horse races and  other sports. Tenders to be accompanied by marked check  for amount of tender. John Houston, Secretary.  Nelson, B. C, June 14th, 1899k  mtmumiumuaUMtfui  omwfirarcnOTra 8  THE ECONOMIST.  THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT.  u  It was a big shop, with big beautiful windows  wherein were writing-cases of polished green morocco, letter-cases of sweet-smelling Russian leather,  cigar-cases of manly and even bloodthirsty crocodile  ���every kind of case in every kind of material; there  were miniature silver candlesticks for your writing-  table holding red wax candlecules ; there were  thick sticks of wealirig-wax in the palest heliotrope  to be used in conjunction with them ; there were calendars, and lamps, and dressing-cases, and hunting-  flasks, and gun-metal pencils for the pocket. It was  a really good shop, one which justified the placard  which appeared in every one of the vast plate-glass  windows:  "I  r  Birthday Presents in Great Variety.  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<  A beautifully-dressed school-girl, with slim black  leg* and a red jacket and big thoughful eyes, stood  and stared into the window. As she gazed her  eyes became still more thoughtful. Then she  heaved a little sigh and walked in.  Somebody said severely : " Forward please 1" and  -    a moment later a young man, with a frock-coat and  his hair parted in the middle, was smiling at her  as  vehemently as if he had been paid for it, which, as a  matter of fact, was the   case.     She   said  timidly :  " I want a birthday present."  "Certainly," said the young man with   geniality.  " Would it be for a gentleman or for a lady ?"  "It's for a girl, fifteen years old to-day."  "You're just in time," said the young man to encourage her.     " Anything which you are pleased  to  - order shall be sent off at once ;   and we can enclose  any, card or, letter which you wish to send with it."  " Thank you," said the girl prettily.  " Had you thought of any particular object ?"  " No, I thought I would leave that to you."  " Well, we have a great variety.     There is a very  pretty manicure set in celluloid, to look like   ivory :  twelve pieces, a miniature of an  eighteenth   century  lady is let into the lid of the box.     Now that   is a  very charming present, and we've sold a great many  of them."  "Thanks," said the   school-girl;   "they're   very  pretty.     Have you anything else ?"  " Well," said the young man, " we are just   introducing quite a new thing in work-baskets."   ,  " Yes," I should like to look at it if you would  take it out of the baskets."  The young man smiled indulgently.  " What I meant was that the whole idea of the  work-basket was nc vel��� in fact, we are only putting  it on the market. It is made of celluloid, shaped  to lock like tbe egg of the ostrich ; it is lined with  gjeen silk, contains scissors,needle-case, hall-marked  silver; thimble, compartments for cottons, buttons,  and so on.*' '''������:".'������''" '���";"/'��� .^  "Yes," said the school-girl, "it Icoks very useful,  and I'll take it if you like. I don't want to give too  much trouble. But the person for whom I wanted  the present never does any work."  ^ No trouble, no trouble, no trouble/' said the  young man shrilly and with enthusiasm. "Would  you like me to shewyou Kmething further? Here  is a very interesting j aper-knife made of celluloid  in the shape of a serpent. The tail of the serpent  lifts cut and discloses a small pencil-case, as you  see. Our own invention ; a most useful adjunct  for the writing-table. We can do this at seven and  sixpence. Perhaps you'd like something more expensive?"  Well,"said the gi*l timidly," I feel as if I ought  not to say it, but I feel I should like something  much more expensive."  " Quite so ; certainly. Pardon me one moment."  He adjusted a ladder, ran up a fitment, and returned  with a cardboard box held carefully in his hand. He  whipped offothe cover, ejaculated "Stationery  cabinet. Very handsome thing," and pushed it  over to the girl.  " What," she said thoughtfully, " is this made of  celluloid to resemble ?"  i " O, this is not celluloid," he answered very  seriously, with a drop in his voice, M this is distinctly  an important present. You might give it to anybody. Real tortoisehell, guaranteed. I doubt if we  have a better, stationery cabinet in the whole establishment. Beautiful work, all solid. Marked  five pounds ten, say five pounds."  " Five pounds," said the girl thoughtfully and  obediently. The young man gazed at her with , a  moment's distrust, and went on :  " I couldn't show you a finer thing than this, or,  one which is better worth buying, and I'll tell you  why. In a year's time," he said, confidentially  41 this will be worth six pounds, or even more. . The  .fact is that tortoiseshell is becoming rarer every  year. It's going up. Well, you'd hardly believe  the rate at which it is going up."  " O," she said, "I.thought it was a stationery  cabinet."  The young man looked still more distrustful, but  he was speedily reassured.  ci Thanks, I'll take it," she said. "Many, many  thanks.     It is really too good of you."  " No trouble, no trouble, no trouble," repeated the  young man, shrilly, as before. "Always delighted  to show you anything. James, pack this. Would  you prefer to have it sent or will you take it with  you ?"  " Thanks," said tbe girl, " I'll take it with me. It  is really too good of you. 1 can't think why you  should do it."  " Now," the young man continued," would you  like to have your account receipted while the article  is being packed up ? It was marked five pounds  ten, but I think we said five pounds ?"  " Yes," she replied, " we both said it."  " Or perhaps," the young man continued, a little  feverishly," you would prefer to pay, for it on  delivery ?"  " Certainly not," she said ; " it is not in any danger, and I don't want it   delivered.     "I'll   take  It's  it  a  with me, and, of course, I shan't pay for it.  birthday present."  " So I uriderstc(d," said the young man ; " but,  of course, }cu must pay for it before you can give it  away."  "I'm not going to give it < tway���I'm going to  keep it myself. It's my birthday, and I wanted a  present, and I saw your notice in the window.  What do you put such things in the wirdpw if you  don't mean them ? You only mislead people. Are  you going to give me that real tabby stationery case,  made of celluloid to look like,an ostrich's egg, or are  you going to give me the new thing; in paper-knives,  or what?" /   y- ���'.'."  '. ���  "This is a shop," said the young man, with dignity.    "It is not a place for playing the fool."    .   ���''  " Then you shouldn't have misled me with those  notices, asd make me viaste the test part of twenty  minutes in talking to you."  Seeing that a small shoal of customers had entered, she continued, raising her voice:  " And I shall warn everybody I know   never  to  4 &  EM  pV-tiwyN  %:*  """""'WWiimw^^ r' ';  l"  THE ECONOMIST.  o  ,*  ���i ���>  iv>*  i'  \   r  t-v  w  *  have anything to do with such a dishonest and  useless establishment." .  Then she, walked out in search of some quiet place  where she could laugh all by herself for an  hour or  so.  And the young man sighed, ran his fingers through  his hair, and got leave from his manager to pop out  for a moment to post a letter. He posted that letter at a public-house at the corner, the process consisting of the exchange of certain coins for the value  in old brandy. When he had drunk that, the assistant felt that he had sufficiently recovered his  nerve to get back to work again���Barry J'in, %n  Black and White.  FORAGING OR STEALING.  &8  The prosecuting attorney sat down. As he mopped  his brow he gazed triumphantly at the judge and at  the lawyer who represented the prisoner.  The prisoner was an old darkey. His face was as  black as the ace of spades and as wrinkled as,a piece  of crinoline. In his kinky hair strands of white outnumbered those of black.  During the trial of his case his eyes had never  once left the judge. "Fo' de Lawd, ef dat ain't  Marse Jim !" he had exclaimed whenrbrought into  the courtroom by a stalwart deputy. And two long,  regular rows of white teeth had been revealed by his  pleased* smile. __       ...^   _  The testimony of the witnesses had been of no interest to him. He laughed scornfully when the  youns lawyer who had been appointed by the court  to represent him poured forth college rhetoric. The  prosecuting attorney had been ignored. " My oV  Marse Jim gwine ter fix hit," he whispered softly to  himself.,  The judge straightened himself and wiped his  glasses solemnly. " The prisoner is found guilty as  charged," he said, as he adjusted the gold-brimmed  affairs on his nose. " Has the prisoner at the bar  anything to say to show cause why he should not be  sentenced ?"  In his turn the old darkey straightened up. The  stern look of the court caused his face to fall. Then  he stood up. His eyes were sparkling with indignation.  " Yes, sah," he said, " I has somepen ter say, an'  I'se gwine ter say hit. Ef dey's trouble comin'  doan' yon blame me 'ca'se you ast me ter talk.'  " Now looky heah, Marse Jim, you knows me jes'  as well as I knows you. I'se known you eber since  you was knee high ter a duck an' you ain't nebber  done nothin' right mean till jes' now.  " Dey brought me in heah an' tole me I stole a  shoat. But I didn't t'ink nothin' ob dat; an' you  nebbah did befoah till jes' now. I come heah aftah  justice. I thought I was gwine ter git hit 'case vou  was judge. But I fin's 1 is mistaken. If I'd er  known I'd er got ter make er fight fer hit, I wouldn't  er had nothin' to do wid dis heah piece of pizen-  faced white trash ober heah���I'd er got er lawyah.  He ain't none ob de quality, I knows, 'case my folks  befqah de wah was de right kin'. But I didn't  know dat, an' now you axes me if I'se got anyt'ing  ter say. Yes, sah 1 I hase somepen ter say an' as  I tole you, I'se er gwine ter say hit.  " Marse Jim, doan' you 'member dat I was yo  body servint durin' de wah ? Didn't I use ter rus-  " sle fer grub fer you an' yo' chum when de rations  sot sho't ? An' didn't you use ter smack yo' lips  ober my cookin' an' say, ���Jim's er powerful good  forager'? Why, I stole chickens an' turkeys an  shoats fer you clean from Chattanooga ter Atlanta,  Georgy 1 An'ebery time vou got er squab meal,  which was most gem-rally 'casionaly,you en yo'chinn  'ud say * Jim's er powerful good forager! \ -u  didn't pay nothin'a-in'hit then. No, stii! An I  wants ter know, if hit  was  foragin'  then,   haccome  hitstealin' now ?  '��� An' doan you 'member, Mar*e Jim, dat one day  you come ter me an'say 4 Jim, ter-morrer'e. Chn-r-  mas, an'we'se got ter !iave-er fine spread ? ^Au  didn't I git outau'steal er turkey an' htm an er  bottle er dewdrip whiskey ? Au' didn't you iavue  yo' brudder officers in nex' day an' order things ] st  scan'lous, an' make 'em , open dey eyes? Ef hit  was foragin' during de wah, huccome it steahn nowf  " Yes, en doan you  'membah',   Marse  Jim,  when  you was* shot an'de Yanks took you prisoner at Ctian-,,  . cellorsville ?     Didn't you gib me yo' gray   uniform  en er lock ob yo ' hah en yo' sword,  en   didn t  you  say kinder, hoarse  like,  4 Take  'em ter  her'?     hn  didn't I take 'em?     I toted dem t'in��s thorough   de  bresha hun'red miles, an' when Icorae  to  de front.  gate dah stood Miss Em'ly!     She's (laid  now,   an*  God knows, Marse Jim, dat dare ain't no purer   nor  whiter angil up erbove de clouds dan her !   En wnen  she saw me, didn't she hug dat little bildhe.td baby  dat you was so proud of, up  close an'   cry :    ��� ft- ����� fl  daid, he's daid,;   my Gawd, he's daid !'   _ En didn t.  de tears of grief come  rolling  down  ober  de->e  old  black han'a an'wash de  stains ob  trabbel   er,vav���?  En when I ups an1 saiys :     ' No, he ain't daid, Mm  Em'ly, de Yanks jest  got  him  an'   he'll   be   homo  bimeby';   didn't de tears of joy came pourin down  an' wash de tears of grief erway ?  ���s Now, looky hfah, Marse Jim, my ole woman  an'three pickaninnies is ober heah in er log cabin  inde woods neah Jim Wilson's pasture. Dey ham t  got nothin' ter eat. En when I comes by Sam  John^ing's hog pen de yuther day en sees dat skinny ;  little shoat dat, honest ter Gawd, was so poah dat  you had ter tie er knot, in his tail ter keep*him from  slippin' 'tween de palin's, I jest began foraem' agm.  Youcain't, call it stealin', nohow, 'case I'se gwine  pay Marse Johnsiug back jes' e* soon es my ole sow  has pigs. You ain't.gwine to sen' yo ole body sar-  vint to de pen fo' dat, is you, Marse Jim ? -  There was silence in the courtroom for a moment, 1 ne  stern features of the old judge had relaxed. Ihere  was something moist in his eyes. He wiped them  furtively and vainly tried to hide the movement by  vigorously rubbing his bald pate wirti his handkerchief Finally he said : u The court has considered  the motion for a new trial, and the same is, hereby  granted The prisoner is released upon his own recognizance. Mr. Sheriff, adjourn court. Jim, you  come up to the house with me."  The Duchess of Cleveland is the sole survivor of  Queen Victoria's bridesmaids.  The London papers are speaking of the Vicereine  of India as " The Leiter of Asia."  Miss Sybil Thorold, youngest daughter of the late  Bishop of Winchester, Eng., has been received into  the Roman Catholic church.  Baroness Ubrike von Levetzow, Goethe's last love,  recently celebrated her ninety-fifth birthday at her  home in Triblitz, Bohemia.  Queen Victoria once incurred a fine of 7s 6d. This  was after the birth of the Duke of Edinburgh. The  registration of tne appearance upon the scene was  forgotten until after the expiration of the legal limit  of six weeks.  5!  <   ���  s  \ I.  < 10  THE ECONOMIST.  HERE AND THERE.  Spoke as a Brother.  A certain curate was of a painfully nervous temperament, and in consequence was constantly making awkward remarks���intended as compliments���  to the bishop and others. Having distinguished  himself iu an unusual degree during a gathering of  clergy at an afternoon tea at the bishop's palace, he  was taken to task for his failings by a senior curate,  who was one of his companions on the way home.  "Look here, Bruce," said the senior, decidedly,  "you area donkey. Why cannot you keep quiet  instead of making your asiniiie remarks? I am  speaking to you now as a brother "  Loud laughter interrupted him at this point, and  for a moment he wondered why.  n Amusing Rebuke.  Mme. Calve is not the only vocalist who < has  erroneously been announced as ill by certain French  writers. Mile. Delna recently issued an amusing  rebuke to one of these paragraphists. She wrote :  "You announce I am seriously ill.- I cannot  further conceal from you the fact that I am dead ���  Marie Delna." -   '        .  Eloped from the Sultan's Harem.  Zulfahra is the first Turkish woman to set the  style of eloping from the Sultan Ahdul Hamid's  harem. Eluding those sleuthhounds of the seraglio,  the Mack-shinned eunuchs, Zulfahra slipped out of  the Yildiz Kiosk. It was during the confusion of  the recent holiday of Leilath el Kodret that her  English lover spirited his Turkish prize beauty  away so effectively that all the Sultan's spies cannot tell how it was done or where the harem's queen  now is. It is reasonably certain that her escape  could not have been made without the help of at  least one of the eunuch guards. The offending  one cannot be picked out/so the Sultan ordered ail  the palace eunuchs to be flogged daily for a week  and put on bread and water diet in a dungeon.  The Sultan is not so much grieved at the loss of  one wife, even if she were his favorite, as he is  alarmed at the precedent which has been set. The  bare idea that a wife of the harem should have a  lover among the barbarians not of the holy faith of  Allah is simply appalling. But that the Sultan's  harem queen should desert the Commander of the  Faithful is simply inexpressible. Judging from  the punishment of the eunuchs they are not likely  to encourage the eloping, habit. But Zulfahra's  success in escaping may have a most alarming effect  on the ladies of the hare n now that an "open door"  has been shown.  Mixed Things Up.  A delightful and true tale of Sir William Harcourt  at the time of the Finance Bill associated with his  name is told by one of his Liberal friends.    One day  Sir William wrote to Sir John  Hibbard   explaining  that he was not well ; that he was not likely to be in  trie House that evening, and asking Sir John to take  charge of the  Finance  Bill.    There  were only two  amendments of importance, neither of which could  be accepted.    Sir John hurried away to the treasury  to get co ched up and was provided with an answer  to each amendment.    A distinguished treasury official had a seat under .the"gallery to see how Sir John  would manage  the   debate.    The   first amendment  was moved, and Sir John arose.  As a rule his parlimentary style was by no means  ferocious; but he was filled with indignation on this  occasion.     The time of the House   should   not,:  he  said, be taken up with amendments, when the  answer was obvious even to the meanest intelligence.  Then, to the, horror,of the permanent official, Sir  John solemnly gave the answer intended for the  second amendment.  Like the flowers that Moom in.the spring, it had  nothing to do with the , case. .Members Iwoked at  each other, but no one said anything, and the moyer  of the amendment, filled with contrition, withdrew  it. The treasury gentleman was just wonderjng if  the House .would accept withJ equal complacency  answer No., lias a reply to amendment No." 2,l7 when  Sir William Harcourt, who, like Gladstone, found it  difficult to keep away from the House, came in, took  charge of his bill,"arid replied satisfactorily to the  amendment/. Sir.lohiuHibbard is . hot ' the only,  man who hastriumphed.in.the House by virtue of  irrelevance.  The Empress Eugenie.  The Empress Eugenie, who celebrated her seventy-  third birthday on May 5th, spent a few days recently in Nice Harbor, on.her beautiful yacht, the  Thistle, but she did not feel-equal to receiving Royal  visitors. She is not suffering from rheumatism, but  is perfectly prostrate from an acute pain in the left  side, due to a lingering kidney disease! The least  movement accelerates the pain, and she can now  seldom leave the couch, and last.week was in bed,  and merely saw her " intimer," for barely a quarter  of an hour at the time.  A Conversational Difficulty.  Perhaps the worst recorded attempt at an escape  from a conversational difficulty was made'by a London East End curate, who specially cultivated the  friendship of the artisans. One .day a , carpenter  arrived in his room, and, producing a photograph,  said : " I've brought you.my boy's likeness, as you  said you'd like to have it.'J Curate (rapturously)  " How awfully good of you to remember ! What a  capital likeness 1 How is he ?" Carpenter���4* Why,  sir, don't you remember ? He's dead I" Curate���  "Oh. yes, of course, I know that. I meari how's  the man who took the photograph ?"  Lady Lansdowne.  Lady Lansdowne is one of the greatest hostesses of  London.    She was the youngest daughter of the first  Duke of Abercprn, and was one of a family of fourteen.    In all probability no one has so  many relations among   the very "high nobility," as Lord Bea-  consfield  u*ed to call  them, as Lady Lansdowne.  Her eidest sister is the Dowager Lady Lichfield s her  second sister was Lady Durham ; her third sister is  the Duchess of  Buccleuch ; her eldest brother is the  present Duke of.Abemorn. and other sisters included  the late Lady Mount Edgecombe,. Lady Winterton  and  Lady  Biandford.    Lady  Lansdowne  is every  inch a Hamilton, and is tall and slim, with the extremely high-bred head that distinguishes the family,    bhe married. Lord Lansdowne in 1869, and has  two sons, the eidest being Lord Kerry, who is in, the  Grenadiers, and two daughters.     Lady Evelyn,  the  elder daughter, married Mr. Victor  Cavendish,   and  will, one of these fine days, be the Duchess of Devonshire, and rnistress of Catsworth and other big places.  Thoyqunger daughter, Lady Beatrix, is  now   Lady  W^terfora, *o that it will be seen that the   family  gift of making brilliant marriages is still kept up.  _ Nobody jgiyes. more- brilliant   parties   than   Lady  Lansdowne, at Lansdowne House, and during  Lord  Lansdowne'sterm as Viceroy of India   they   were  very much missed in Berkeley Square.   Lady Lans- ���''  ���a  X  ���*������& wmmmm^mtmmmF.  THE ECONOMIST.  11  #1  downe is one of the mo3t exclusive hostesses in London. She p633e3se3"two "or~tQTee"tiaras, and a superb  collection of jewels. She is one of the few ladies  who go to Court in state, and at great official dinners  and balls where Royalty are present, she and Lord  Lansdowne generally arrive in their state , carriage,  with three footmen standing behind. The Lansdowne livery is very smart.  turn round to the dock, in which he stood, he stretched over to him, and, raising eyes and hands most  piously and fervently to beaven, cried out, " Oh.  Mr. O'Connell, may, the Lord spare you���to me!"  Greek and Politics.        ,  During one of the years of Lord Dufferin's administration, that talented Governor-General delivered  an address in Greek before the University of McGill  College, Sir John Macdonald and Sir Hector Lan-  gevin being pre3ent with him. One of the reporters  wrote in his report:, "His Lordship spoke in the  purest ancient Greek without mispronouncing a word  or making the slightest grammatical solecism."  " Good Heavens," said Sir Hector to Sir John, as  they read the report. " How did the reporter know  that ?"    . -  " I told him," replied Sir John.  " But you don't know Greek."  " True," answered Sir John, " but I know a   little  about politics."  Who is Emily ?  Mr. C , now of Minned^sa, relates the following anecdote : The township of Emily, in the  county of Victoria, Oat., is settled principally by  North of Ireland Orangemen, of whom I am one ;  and Mr. George Dormer, then M. P. for the south  riding of the county, was'a R)ana Citnolic. I was  an applicant for a commission in the first Red Rcver  expedition, and went to Cobourg to consult with the  late Lt.-Col. Paterson and Brigade Mayor Smith.  On my way home I met Mr. D >rmer on the Midland Railway and explained mitters to him. He  said Sir John Macdonald was in Kingston at that  moment, and if there was time he would telegraph  him. I spoke to the genial conductor, John Bradley, who said they would take on wood and water at  Omemee, thereby holding the train about twenty-five  minutes.     On arriving at the station th ���   following  was wired to Sir John :   "C has   applied   for   a  commission in the Red River Expedition, do what  you can for him. It. will please Emily and do me  good," to which Mr. Dormer received the following  reply before the twenty-five minutes had expired.  " Will do what I can for C���.     Who is Emily?"  Irish Wit.  Phillips relate* that at the assizes of Enniskillen,  Plunket once defended a horsestealer with such  consummate tact, that one of the fraternity, in a  poroxysm of delight, burst into an exclamation,  " Long life to you, Plunket ! The first horse I sicm!,  boys, by Jekurs. I'll have Plunket !" John O'Connell told and ahcedote of hi* fa'her, which is worth  repeating. He defended a man charged with highway robbery, and by ah able cross-examination procured his acquittal. Next year, at the assizes of the  same town, he had to defend the same man, under  charge of having committed a burglary, with vio-  lan^e nearly amounting to munler. The jury discredited the Government witnesses could not agree  on a verdict, and the prisoner was discharged.  Again O'Connell had to defend him���this time on a  charge of piracy���by dermurring to the jurisdiction  i of the court, the offence, committed J u on the high  .-seas*"-being;cognizable only before an Admiralty  t- Court.     When the man saw his  successful roundel  The Duchess of Connaught.  The Duchess of Connaught's desire to visit Khartoum caused much kindly amusement to her rela-  tions. , H. R. H. is painfully nervous, and as she  is never at ease when driving with strange or fiery  horses, it is surmised that the Duke and those in  attendance are busily occupied in concealing possible contretemps and allaying her fears. At heart  a soldier's daughter and wife, she makes every effort  to overcome the natural timidity of her naoure, and  is fairly successful, but it is somewhat trying to tho*e  dining with the Duchess on any important occasion,  to notice her hand shaking so much that she cannot  raise a champagne glass safely to her lips, and that  sljp has frequently to finish her dinner without  touching her wine. This excessive nervousness is  attributed to the strictness of her father, the Red  Prince, as he was called, who, however, all but worshipped his daughter.  On her wedding-day, at Windsor, nearly twenty  years ago, her brother and all her own Royal family  had preceded her to St. George's Chapel, and tho  poor little princess was practically left standing  alone in a corridor, with strangers, waiting for her  father to'fetch her. In a foreign country, and fearing the crowds she had to face, a feeling of loneliness  crept over her, and big tears rolled down her cheeks.  On hearing her father approaching, Princess Margaret, as she then was, furtively tried to dry her  eyes, but nothing escaped the gaze of Prince Frederick  Charles. His sharp words, however, at the week-  ness of her behaviour so braced her up that the was  far more collected at the altar than her husband,  and when the ceremony was ended, she had to pilot  him to the different Royal, personages grouped  around in their, due order of precedence. 01 course  this part of the ceremony had been rehears-ed en the  previous day, and each present. ��>ccupitd his or her  previously allotted "-"seatv . Thote who were near  whenthe brideandgroom were leaving for their honey-,  moon remarked how the Princess'* lace beamed when  her father gave her a word of pr.iisre for her bearing  'during the trying ordeal of the day.  Wben in India Her Roval Highness was practically ruled by a lady whose duty it was to &fciid a  detappd report e:jch week to the Queen of all the  -Duches-'s movements. &: great was the espionage  on tne young Duchese, that on one occasion, we a>e  t'��ldr ��he unfortunHlly met this lady aid her husband returning home from a drive when she was  engaged in.some girlish ammement���tandem bicycling,"^ we remember aright. Qhey lo��ktd turne at  the time, and thought it heces>ary to complain to  the Duke, and report the matter in their weekly  ���English-letter to .ihe queen. At the dinner-table  the same night, the Duke remoiis-trated with the  Duchess in the presence oTthe assembled guests, and  asked.a lady present wl;'ether she thought it "asuit-\  able amusement forf a generals' wife." Tbe iady,  pi tyi rig the y onn g wife a id not wit-bin g to < ff en d the  Duke, tactfully replied :" As a rule, sir, a ^eral's  wife is so old that she ha Hot her good 'Looky;,- ard is  not asked to indulge in so.���iriirc.tnt' an ^musemeiit!,?  The implied compji meiit t o his wile pleased the Duke,  and there, a* f.-rr.-K.s he *'a}F core* rrved. tie matter  ended, but it was relinked that the Duke then as  now, placed his generalship b? K>re his -princely rank.  He is >ilso devoted to both his wife aixLehiJ.dreB.  ,' *  -fX  IfiES'S^i  '? fe.1T. *Mtt,WIMU����tt- *���  i ai ii����i unii���-.ii r. ��� ������ '<���*���  j .* v wt4��u ��Biiiw����i<nw  MMMMKJnnaBM.  12  THE ECONOMIST.  m  te  r  P. Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFHCE: Nelson, B. C.  ^     .   BRANCHES AT   ,  ^ ROSSLAND ���  SANDON  u  TRAIL ��� NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  ^ >t��to ��^ ��r* vr�� <r�� ���?>  Pif. .7* ��jv Jf. ��r�� ��f�� ������*�� -"��� ���flvHc^rspr^rjy.T. ��T>' ��r^ Jf* fl> ��r��. <?. ��f�� <r�� fl�� w vp. ^�� vj�� ^a> ^ v?�� ��r����?. vt�� ��T��  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.   |  Mail orders receive careful attention. ^  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C TRAYES, Manager.  .. Humphreys & Pittock..  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  IGE GREAM-Jm>  Agents for  VicroitiA. Coi-oifisr  8 KATTI/E TOIE8  SL.F. JSuiii.ETrKr  NKf.SON ECONOMIST  Nkwox Miner,  victoria times  Toronto Mail anbExi'ibe  toronto faum and fireside  New York Scnday Wokld,  And Othe.u Pkkiopicaia.  I  ICE CREAM SODA.  FRESH  forma Fruits  Received Daily.  ��Oimnnr  Tsirinnnnririnnnn^^  TjnnQ  KOOTENAY LAKE SA W MILL  Lumber/  Lath,  Shingles.  G-O- BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work*  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  V al  The General Hospital Fund is growing. Mrs. J. Roderick Robertson  and  Mrs. Stocks,, the collecting committee,  have handed the following, into The  Economist, as the revised list of subscribers : London &B. C. Gold Fields,  $ 100 ; J. Fred Hume, 50; Jacob Dover,  50; Imperial Bank, 50; John Houston,  50 ;  P. Burns & Co. 50 ;   R.   Riesterer  &Co., 50;  J. Roderick Robertson, 25 ;  J. A. Forin, 25 ;   J. Laing Stocks, 25 ;  Rosalind Stocks, 25;  Bank of Montreal, 25 ; G. Frank  Beer, 25;   W. K.  Butcher Co., 25 ; James Lawrence, 25 ;  Hall Mines, Ltd, 25 ; California Wine  Co., 40;  A. McDonald and Co., 20;  H.  J.   Evans and  Co., 20;   Turner,  Beetou and Co., 20 ; -W: W. Beer, 20 ;  Bank of British   Columbia, 20 ;   Kirk-  patrick and Wilson. 20 ; S. S. Fowler,  20 ;  John A. Turner, 20 ;  Merchants  Bank    of �� Halifax, 15 ;  Taylor    and  Hannington,    15;  Kootenay   Supply  10;  Johi Bloinberg, 10; Mrs.Malette,  10;   Wilson    and   Harshaw,   10; H.  Byers and Co., 10 ; M.   DesBrisay and  Co., 10;   Vancouver Hardware Co., 10;  Canada    Drug    and    Book    Co., 10;  T.G.Procter,  10;   A.  McKillop, 10;  H.     G.    Neelands,    10;   Thompson  Stationery, Co., 10;   Hyde  and   Tits-  worth, 10;   Wallace and   Miller, 10;  D.  McArthur, 10 ;   Fred   Irvine  and  Co., 10 ; Nelson Hardware Co., 10; J. A.  Giiker, 10; G. A. B. Hali, 10; Parsons  Produce Co., 10; McDonald and John-  son, 10 ;   Hotel Hume, 10; Silver King  Hotel, 10,\,Maloneand Tregillus, 10; W.  F. Teetzel, 10 ; 0. W. West, 10 ;   Capt.  Duncan, 10 ;  John Elliot,   10;   R. S.  Lennie,   10;  J.   H.   Bowes,  10 ;  A.  Ferland,    10;  Frank   Fletcher,    10;  Arthur Paihteiy 10; Robert Robertson]  10; J. J. Beaton, 10 ; A. H.   Kelly, 10 ;  R^Marpole,   10;   W.   A.   Ward,  10;  T. J. Sims, 10;  Brackrmn  and Ker,  10; E. E.   Phair, 10;  E.  C.   Clarke,'  10 ;    D.  J. Christie, 10 ; J. F. Jacob-  son, 5 ;   Geo.   Ritchie, 5 ;  F. A   Tam-  blyn, 5 ;  A. R.   Sherwood, 5 ;   Gilbert  Stanley, 5 ;   N. T. M^Leod, 5 ;   A.   G-  Gamble,    5;  Onslow    Newling,    5;  Nelson Furniture Co., 5 ; F. W. Peters'  5 ;   J. O. Patenaude, 5 ; Lillie Bios, 5;  Mills and Lot, 5 ;  Emory and Walley'  5 ; G. O. Buchanan, 5 ; J. H. Vanstone,'  5;   John  Campbell,   5;   Thorpe  and  Co., 5 ;  Kootenay Steam Londary, 5 ;  A. S. Earweli, 5 ; H. M. Vlncejt, 5;  Steve White, 5; Hamilton Powder  ���Co.,..5 ; G. K. Trackabury, 5; Nelson  Soda Water Works, 5 ; W. G. Robinson, 5 ; Sherbrooke Hotel, 5 ; W. A.  Thurman, 5; O. Lund, 5 ; E. c!  Holden, 5 ; Morrison and Caldwell, 5 ;  R. Hurry, 5; Alex Stewart, 5 ; 8. p!  Shaw, 3; J. A. Irving, 3 ; Cash,2.50;  G. O. Ross, 2.50 ; G. M. Fronk 2.50 ���  P. E. Emmerson,  2.50; H.  D. Ash-  W  .    ,li  a mm*.* THE ECONOMIST.  13  croft, 250 ; J. A. Dewar, 250 ; A.  Thomas, 2.50 ; H. Stutter, 2.50 ; E. J.  Cm-ran, 2.50; Patterson and Co., 2;  E. W. Mathews, 2 ; A. E. Hodgins,  2 ; F. W.iSvvannell, 2 ; J. W. Thompson, 2 ;   A. Pfeiffer, 2. ���  Canadians as a rule, are noted the,  world over for their energy  and am-  .,i9>y bition,   and one of the chief reasons  / why this is the case, is that  they as a  people, are given to sport, and can, at  times when it is expedient throw off  the mantle of labor and plunge with  heartness and spirit into the sea. of  enjoyment. The Canadian girls have  , the same mental and physical strength  ' as the Canadian men. This characteristic is even more forcibly emphasized  in English women. Take the regatta  last Saturday as an instance. The  most interesting event was the ladies  race. Indeed, the regatta as a whole  was a splendid exhibition of British  muscle.!  - The following is a.list of the events,  with the winners :  Four Oared "Race���Haines, stroke ;  E. V. Thomson, Macrae, Boyer, bow.  Ladies' sculling race-^-lst, Mrs. Procter; 2nd, Mrs. Walley, ,Mrs. Nickalls  and Mrs. Gurd also competed.  Ladies' and Gentlemen's Tandem  Canoe Rice���1st., Mrs. Gurd and Mr.  Boyer; 2nd., Mrs. Afcehurstand Mr.  Taifc. Mrs. Walley and Mr. Winter,  Miss Douglas and Mr. Macrae, also  peted.  Tandem Canoe Rtice���1st, Haines and  Winter ; 2nd., Boyer and Tait. Hodge  and Mighton, Macrae and E. V. Thorn-  son also competed.  ��� Four Paddle Race���1st., Winter,  Brown, ' Macrae, Mighton ; 2nd.,  Haines, E. V. Thomson, Beer, Wet-  more.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby gi ven that the J lead Office  of the Broken Hill Mining and Development  Company, Limited Liability, will at the expiration of thirty days from the 15! u of June,  1899, be changed from Nelson, B. C. to Ymir,  B. C.  .Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 9th day of June, 1899  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. G. Robinson, inf.on-l to apply to the Board of Licensing  Commission"��r-! of t!ic City of Nelson at their  next, sating thirty days after date for a transfer from me to Solomon Johns, Nelson, B. C,  of the license held by mo for the sale of liquors  by retail at thelioya-l Hutel.. -situated on lots  if and 4, Block 29, Nelson,. 13. C.  Dated this 9th day of .rune, 1899.  ' VV. G. Robinson.  Tin smith in  :rmrmmg.  and   '  Meatmg  Josephine Street - Nelson.  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in British Co  uiUuia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies.. ,        . ..�� Opp. PostoffiC"  ^sri. v jwj"gwui:nm"'gg'"  F  . J.SQU!  COMHANDINQ ATTENTION  is   simply a  matter, of being  well dressed.  ' Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves. ,  . Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are, marvels ' of  good ' quality, good style jarid  good workmaship. The  value is great.  B. Baker St, Plelsori,  ajasasuscrj acun  .,<% gtff ��^fy J.-uO~7KLl^l  ^XJX^jtfi^x*** r*x���*nn*��**jM*  Wine  AND  uors  We are direct. Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,  LIQUORS,   HAVANA   GIGA RS,   ETC  All the lead'ng brands always in stock.  PITHER & LEISER,  VICTORIA, B.C.  YATES   STRFZ&T,  r jm��JP.JLULILU81 Ul!���3tJ-  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEN!ENTS.  Invincible, Royal Arthur, 15el!crophon,Elk  Tuimpet, Willie, Florence G. and 'ixcrald I*  Fraction Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: On Eagle Creek and near  the headwaters thereof.  Take notice that 1, John MeLatohic. liee  miner's certificate No. 2,078A for myself and  as agent for Solomon Johns, free miner s certificate No. 2,318A and William George Robinson, free miner's certificate No. M,o��LY, intend, sixty days from the date hereol, to apply to the milling recorder for a certificate oi  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims. And further take notice that action, under section it,  must be commenced before the issuance ot  .a.l. cotuuate oJJjaS^SKSSfeuB, p. L. s.  Dated this 20th day of April, 1899.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  \itcr the expiation of thirty days from the  .date-hereof, we intend Mo apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria British Columbia, for a lease for twenty-  one years for the purpose of ������ quarry-  iiv lime stone, for sale and disposal over the following lands, situated on the  east bank of Lower Arrow Lake, about six  miles north of Deer Park on said Lake aria  about six hundred yards due east from the.  shore of said Lake, comprised within the following boundaries : Commencing at a post inscribed "Initial post, W. A. G alii her, Frank  Seidel and Allan Forrester's N. W. corner,  planted and located June 2nd, 1S99,". thence  due south twenty chains, thence due east and  at right angles twenty chains, tnence due  north and parallel to the southern boundary  twenty chains, thence due west twenty chains  to the point of .commencement, containing  eighty'acres more or less.  bated Jane 2nd, 1899.     ,������..'.'  W. A. Gaj/lihek,  Frank Seidei,  AlYLAN FORKESTEK.  Greenhorn Fraction Mineral CHafm'situate  in the Nelson Mining Division ol West Koo-  ^Wherl'located : On east sfdo of EagleCreek  between the Poormari, White   and Granite  ^HXnoUcoThnl I, John McLntchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,101, ^H1^^8^  for E. 0. Nelson. Free Miner's Certificate No.  B 11 277 and J. P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,243, intend sixty days irom  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, foi  the purpose of obtaining o Crown 0��tant ot  the above claim. And further take notice  that action, undo? section 37, must do commenced before the issuance oi such CeUinuite  of Improvements.  Dated this 80th day ot May, 1W��.  John McLA'rcm.E.  Dominion and  Pro vi ncial^^ssiBw*-^  \-\ Land-surveyor;'.,-.  Opp. Custom .House Jelson, 10/  Corner Stanley and Srlics Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, ic? cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor,  . r  ?.  i  ':,  >'<    !|  *  SBimmmimssssBmmsssL. MMWWWMI'  ,.m��mSrW��tMf*l.W�����', *"���  I.    If -rJ.  IJ.l--3.t-;  14  THE ECONOMIST.  ik  ���AM  I'*''  i  ��  'ii  An Englishman traveling ( in  Maryland had occasion to investigate the running time of the train.-  that passed through the small place  where he was stopping. Carefully  pea robing a time table he found  apparently thai there-would be an  express train due at,4 o'clock that  afternoon. The Englishman was  on time with his grip, etc., and so  was tjie express train. The intending, passenger watched it ap-  , proach and tnunder by the station  at lop speed. The. traveler whp  annoytd, and, turning to a colored  man who stood nearj remarked :  "That train didn't s��.op 1"  , " No, sir/-   replied    the   colored  citizen   cheerfully :   "didn't    ev'n  bes'tate."  AND   S00 LINE  . .l HE..  DAILY SERVICE  .. BETWEEN..  ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC  ..BY THE..  co be inaugurated  JUNE 18th,  will give the quickest time  between  ..OCEAN AND OCEAiL.  across  the   American    Con tin-nt.  Daily express service via Crows  Nest Route to and from  ��. mm am g  Improved service on  all   Kootenay  Local Rail and Steamer  Lines.  Close Connections Througho ut.  ��� Be on lookout for Rill details of  new service and apply for particulars to .>.."���.���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ARTME  ( o  Prints Everything  letter Heads  Note Heads  <  Bill Heads  r,  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  nu Cards  At-  Receipts  Etc., Etc,  PRICES  COMPLETELY  OUT-OF-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  mum    STREET, NELSON, B.C.  HEN you buy ���. ���  ��� .    -  _ _ ��i  OKELL& MORRIS'  O'KELL &  Preserves^ M0^i5��  reserve0  ���        V  W. F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  ���Nelson, B.C.-.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass, Agent  Vancouver "B.C.  gra  Wi  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victo ria Street Nelsou.  o{   you get what are pure British Columbia    "   Are absolutely the  o{  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at jPUREST AND BEST  an  an  rere"-Agents,  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & ��� Co's  Biscuits, Etc:  NELSON, B. C. P. 0. Box 498.  =M


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