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 b  )  ii"  THE NELSON  vol: ii.  NELSON   B. C,   WEDNESDAY, JUNE  7, 1899.  NO j/i  U  THE NELSON ECONOillST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  V. M. Cakley :  Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One YeartoCanada and United States 12.00  If paid in advance ' 1-50  One Year to Great Britain..,,   , 2.60  If paid in advan��e  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order/Draft, P. O. Order, or  'Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. <  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  A fi;w week* ago, when Eber C. Smith, of  the, Rowland Record, was endeavoring to help  out the Anglo-Saxon alliance by agitating the  celebration of the Fourth of July at Rossland,  The Economist fr.ely expressed its doubts of  the sincerity of the professed friendship of  Uncle Sam for the British people in general  and Canada in particular. Mr. Smith sneered  ,&t The Economist, and insinuated that only  the kindest feelings existed in the United  States towards, Canadians, and we have no  doubt many Canadians believed Mr. Smith.  Canadians who have lived in the United  States would not be so easily deceived. As an  instance of the undying love of our American  cousins for Canada and the Canadians, we reproduce the following from the Eagfoj of Wichita, Kansas:  "Canada is more French than English,  morea monarchy than a republic, more European than American, and, in addition, being  our enemy, and always in pur way, we are in  favor of wiping her out, either by annexation  or by conquest, panada is a continual irritation. Her people are always complaining of  things which should not concern them, and  she sticks her half-French, half-Indian nose in  where it is not wanted. She is eternally whining over the injustice of our tariff laws, and  claiming that our markets should be free to  'the'Canucks.' Canada has given the United  States of America more trouble over boundary  lines, over the fishing ground question and the  Behring Sea seals than her Canuck neck is  worth. She is presuming and impudent only  ?y because she is a colony of Great Britain, and a  hog by virtue of her mixed blood. Canada  would not have discovered or developed the  Klondike in the next thousand years, but as  soon as our enterprise did the thing for her,  she demanded ten per cent, of all the gold  found. That in itself is Fufficient cause for  war and for confiscation of the land. The  Klondike country by right belongs to the  United State?, and did even before we purchased Alaska."  The Eagle then goes on to boast of the victories of, the,, Americans  in  the late war.   It  sayp:  " Having whipped one European power, and  nearly wound up the subjugation of the Pacific archipelago, we will soon be ready for a  long period of peace, which would prove more  lasting and satisfactory should we first subdue  the Canuck and annex his possessions. That  land needs the elevating influences of a more  genuine Christianity and a higher civilization,  with whicti will come to its people the capacity for discerning the difference between dirt  and decency. Beside.-, ' the white man's burden ' will prove no heavier if we lift Canada  with the same" boost accorded Cuba and the  Philippine*. Imperialism will have fallen  short of th** dentiny of expansion if we fail to  annex Canada."  The Fpectacle of a Kaunas* man civilizing  anybody is simply appalling,, and anyone who  has a penchant for investigation might speculate upon the peculiar brand of civilization  that a long-haired Kansas populist would  spread before an intelligent Canadian. Ciyi^  lization in Kansas has been generally regarded  as of a character that would not become popular in Canada. Shooting defenceless citizens  from behind trees would uot elevate Canadians, but it might result in the elevation to a  scaffold of the man who attempted such, missionary work. Canadian judges and juries  have a dry, humorous way of dealing with  Kansas thugs. In the meantime, we trust Mr.  Smith will republish the extracts quoted above,  as another reason why Canadians should celebrate the Fourth of July at Rossland.  It is about time the Victoria police should  pull the House which is-used-for Provincial  'parliamentary business at the capital.   The  .���-"���miscellaneous   receipts"   from   this source  alone should pave the streets of Victoria.  The evecution of the two Galician murderers at Winnipeg the other day was something  unusual in the way of hangings in Canada.  It appears that in future scaffold oratory is to  be dispensed with in Canada. This is not a  matter of much account, as murdererB are  generally indifferent public speakers at best.  They are men of works���rather than words,  the condemned man to make a statement or  any delay ceases as soon as he leaves his cell.  Everything possible has been done for him;  Under the new order of things, the right of  After that, the hour being come, he is to be  executed as rapidly, and painlessly as possible, but without any speeches or any set time  for prayer. He may talk or pray as long as  the necessary preparation allows, but the hangman is to spring the drop aB quickly as possi-  sible. The old plan of allowing the condemned  man to harangue the audience with the halter  about his neck or make his last confession, is  now mercifully done away with. It will not  hpi a great hardship for either the condemned  man nor the audience to forego a speech on the  scaffold. In the Winnipeg incident there  were two murderers, and accompanied by  sheriff in official dress and cocked hat and the  governor of the jail in full uniform, they were  marched to the scaffold. Within two minutes  from the time of leaving their cell, the condemned men were dead to all earthly sounds:  It is a curous circumstance that one of the  few murderers from whom a statement would  have been interesting was Wood, who was executed in 1897 in Nelson. He not only refused to make a "speech," but also declined to express his opinion as to the justice or injustice of his sentence. ,  The London Critic has warm words of praise  for the management of the London and British Columbia Goldfields, Limited, which, it  says, is " by far the most prudently administered English company operating in the Province." There are many other companies well  looked after in British Columbia, but this  does not detract from the high words of commendation for the London and British Columbia Goldfields, Limited.  The Winnipeg Tribune (Liberal) urges Mr.  Sifton to go slow in the matter of populating  the Territories with Galician immigrants. The  Tribune is not the only paper in Canada that  has discovered the undesirability of encouraging the immigration of peoples whose manners, customs and habits of life and thought  are so far removed from our own, and so unpalatable to English speaking settlers who  may have these newcomers set down among  :them.. ���  Mr. W. W. B. McInnes, M. P., is father to  an act that may revolutionize political matters ^  in Canada. It is an act to further amend the  Criminal Code of 1892, and reads : "Her  Majesty, by and with the advice and consent  of the Senate and House of Commons cf  Canada, enact   as follows:   1.   Section 525 THE ECONOMIST.  ���t,  ��<���   '  If ���"���  of The Criminal Code, 1802, is hereby  amended by adding thereto the following subsections: (e.) being an employer of, or  in a position of authority over, labor during a  period of one month before and three months  after any' municipal, provincial or federal  election, whether a general or by-election, dismisses or gives notice of dismissal to any person employed by him or under his orders, and  the court is satisfied that any action being  taken by such person in relation to any such  election, contributed in an} degree to the dismissal or giving notice of dismissal"; or (f.)  being a' minister ���of any religious, denomination, and having been in professional relations  with any such denomination within three,  mo'nths next proceeding any municipal, provincial or federal election, whether a general  or by-election, influences or takes any action  publicly or privately, designed or reasonably  calculated to influence voters at any such  election/'  > The" refusal of  the city   council to endorse  D.   R.   Youngte, special   mining   publication  *   shows a woeful.iac-c of appreciation  of litera-  ,    tnreJn Nelson,    When Rossland   litterateurs0  worship at the shrine of D. R. Young surely it  Vis not  asking  too   much   of  the Nelson  city  .  council to mark their esteem of the transeend-  "'  .ant genius of the sweet-singer of the Slocan by  endorsing the special summer number ,of  the  -  Mining'Standard.  ���".' An interesting engagement case has-been  argued and submitted to the Montreal Court  of Appeal,.on an appeal'from a decision by  Mr. Justice Belaneer, rendered at BeauhamoL*,  the parties being Francois - Delage, jr, a well-  to-do young farmer, and Paul Harmandeau,  . of St. Urban, who was to have been married  totheyfirst-'named, but who broke off the engagement on the eve of the ceremony. Delage  instituted an action for $399 for pecuniary  loss and moral prejudices.   The case  was dis-  rmissed. "The girl was sixteen years of age," and  had engaged herself to Delage of her own free  will, with the knowledge and consent of her  parents, it is true, but she also broke off r/er  engagement and refused to marry Delage of  her own free will, and without the interference  of her  father.     The marriage contract  had  -been, signed, and the ban3 had been placed  with the,cure. The.court held that the father  could not be held  responsible  in law  for the  - acts of his daughter, though she be a minor.  She was. free, under the circumstances, to break  - off the engagement that she had freely entered into, and, J.urther, that  the  father  would  not have  been justified to force his  daughter  ��� to a marriage to which she would not consent,  . the father's control over his  minor  daughter  not extending as  far as  to force  her to marriage.   The action was  dismissed with  costs.,  .. The Court of Appeal reserved  this judgment.  seek. The new government in its endeavor to  carry out its policy of "economy" has reduced the .efficiency of police protection and the  Kootenay���once the pride of law-abiding  citizens of British-Columbia���is rapidly developing into a paradise for murderers, thugs  and thieves. The city of Nelson has been an  exception, for whatever may be charged  against Chief McKinnon, it cannot ever be  said that he shirked his duty in affording  protection to the ��� citizens/ It is a pity the  grand jury did not recommend the appoint-,  ment of capable, honest officers to the Provincial police in the outlying districts, and  also ask for a more liberal policy' in maintaining the efficiency, of the force. This is a proper subject for discussion at the.present time.  The attempt of. the Provincial government to  reduce the Kootenay to a $3 a day camp is  ��� likelv to bring in even a w^rse element in  . future than has come here in the past.. Italians, Hungarians, Poles and Cceur dJ Alene  outlaws, will reach here in due. time, to take ,  the places of the white men who formerly enjoyed $3.50 a day. Until tyrannical legislation practically imposed a penalty on a miner  , for earning $3;50 a day there' was very little,,  prospect that this undesirable.foreign element  would gain a foothold here, but with the  "Economy" government's inefficient police  force and legislation to. pUce the miners on a  basis" with this new order of-"economy " w.e.  may look for t'h'e worst that can happen. So *  far the mine-owners have refrained from employing foreigners, but they may be driven to  this extremity. With the influx of this'  foreign element more . police protection is  urgently demanded ;'otherwise there will bean increase in crime.  In the course of the usual presentment the  grand- jury took occasion to remark upon the  increase of crime in the district. This is a  matter for regret, and the cause is not far to  ,Tiie Victoria Colonist has the following with .  regard to the disallowance of the alien ex-  delusion legislation": "An Ottawa despatch  suggestsra=possibiiity that the act excluding  aliens from British Columbia placers may be '  disallowed. -The grounds of disallowance, if  it takes place, will be the injustice done to  aliens, by depriving them of rights acquired by  them in good faith under the laws of the Dominion and the Province. It will be remembered that the Colonist urged with all the  earnestness in its power that the province  should keep good faith with aliens in this regard. If our advice had been taken there  would have been no peg on which to hang a  disallowance. The exclusive jurisdiction of .  the province to deal as it sees fit with its  mines must be conceded. Indeed any inter-  erence with that power would not be tolerated, even by those persons who may not agree  with the policy of the provincial law. But  the act in question works a forfeiture of cef-  tain rights acquired by aliens under thelawS;  as they stood before the ,-passing of the  measure objected to.' We do .not believe the.;  people of this province, will be content' to have  its good name dragged in the mire of.repudia-  tion, and the relations between Canada and  the United States needlessly embittered be-;  cause Mr. Attorney-General  Martin  chose to  refuse to listen to the dictates of ordinary  decency in dealing with aliens, who had come  to live in the province. The people will know  how to discriminate between standing out for  their legal and constitutional rights and redressing a wrong perpetrated without notice  upon people who were powerless to protect  themselves."  William ' Austin Jowett  during the past  week reached the exalted position for  which  his ambitious soul hath yearned   these many  long,   dreary years��� that  of  foreman of  the^  grand jury.    Incidentally, the name of Wii-W  liam Austin Jowett will go" thundering  down  the paths of fame as the foreman of the grand'  jury  in   whose   colossal    mental    organi;-m  originated   the   scheme   of   reproaching   the  owners of the powder magazine for , their negligence.  The Greenwood Times, which contributed  its share towards casting out the old Government, does not, view with any more favor the  men who are now at the head of affairs. It  believes that had the Government placed the  names of the electors in a hat and extracted  therefrom the number necessary to make up  the list of newly elected justices of the peace  the appointments would have given greater  satisfaction. The Nelson Tribune also takes  this"view of the situation, and adds: "In the  Neison riding "men have been appointed to  office, not"for their fitness or for their party  service, but because they were personal friends  of a man who has arrogated to himself privileges that are usually accorded to a whole  party. The Government is not' as strong in  ���Kootenay as it was, not because of unwise  legislation, but because some of its members  are lacking in horse sense."  The Dominion Day celebration promises ,to  eclipse all.former events of the same character. The committee having the matter in  charge have labored diligently and well, with  the object. of making this the greatest Dominion Day celebration in the history of the  Kootenay, if not in the whole Province of  British Columbia: Judging from the amount  alreany subscribed, and the amount in prospective, the prizes for the various events  should be larger than ever before offered. The  celebration will include many unique features,  and doubtless will attract a large crowd to  Nelson on tha!i dav.  The Russian has given another example of  his deception. It appears that the Russian  arbitration scheme was only presented hurriedly on the Bear learning that England was  about:to present a scheme. M'he arbitration  proposal of:Sir Julian Pauncefote is likely to  be adopted. y    ���  In a few days we may expect a visit from,  what is known as the Western Canadian Pres^  Association. In the past, itj has been the  usuage to show some slight attention to " press  excursionists,^   but���; the   custom  is   not   so.  A THE   ECONOMIST  I'*  4      . <^^  popular as formerly.    It has >een discovered  that many  of  these "excursionists " are  not  actual newspaper  workers, but  often  young  people out for an inexpensive  holiday.    One  " press association " visited the coast last July,  and included among its  number lady  school  teachers, milliners, dress-makers, variety  actresses, iron-moulders, bricklayers, carpenters,  saloon keepers and  lawyers.    They  appeared  .to enjoy themselves very  well," but the  good  citizens'of Victoria contributed  towards their  expenses.'   It  is a  good ninvestment to  show  newspaper people some attention, for they can  do a   great deal  in  the way of  advertising a  city, but it should be understood that these attentions are only given  in the way of  an investment, and are not intended for men and women who are  not. identified  "with newspaper  -work.'   We hope the Western' Canadian Press  Association is composed of active workers  in  ���the newspaper vineyard.  ���  There are very  few  hew  developments in ���  '    the eight-hour-a-day situation.    Several of the  ���mine-owners    claim    that    little    difficulty  ' ��� will be met'with in securing men at $3per'day  to fill the places already vacated.    In   several  ��� cases precautions have been taken to  prevent'  trouble.    The mine-owners  seem   determined  .   to stand  firm, and,  on  the other  hand, the  same disposition is'manifested by the miners.  It seems probable that the effort of the  Government to turn the Kootenay  into $3-a-day  camps will be successful. ^  The Toronto Telegram reasons thus with regard to poets:    "Any Canadian can be   a patriot, but very few  Canadians can   be  poets.  'All the patriot needs is rich red   blood  in his  heart, but the poet must have rich red ideas in  his head.    Patriotism is the  fruit of impulse  and conviction.    Poetry is the flower   of   inspiration.    No country can   reap   more  than  one really good national"song from every   two  or three centuries of glorious history.    Canada  is called upon to float to her  glorious   destiny  on a never failing stream of rhyme,   which   is  almost invariably shallow and often   absurd."  The Government of British Columbia  must  have  done   many   strange things during , the  absence of the Hon. J. Fred  Hume from   his  sessional duties last session.    Important mining legislation was ."enacted, and now  it tran-  sryires that  the���-communication' from   Ottawa  asking the Local1 Government to withdraw the  anti-Japanese   measure   arrived  at   Victoria  while the Minister of Mines was in the  Kootenay.    We regard it as  a rather' unfortunate  matter that the communication  should  have  reached  the  Local  Government  during  Mr.  Hume's absence.    It does not require  a great  .stretch of imagination   to speculate  the  firm  Htand the Minister of Mines would have taken  with regard to the  anti-Japanese legislation.  He would have  given an exhibition of statecraft that would  have paralyzed  Sir  Wilfrid  i and incidentally have brought Salisbury  and  Chamberlain to a  realization of their insignificance.    Mr. Hume is not the man to sacrifice  the rights and dignity of the Province merely  to fall in with the Imperial idea of closer relations with Japan. It is suspected that Sal-  isburv, Chamberlain and Laurier took ad-  vantage of Mr. Hume's absence from Victoria  , to forward the request to the British Columbia  Government to withdraw the measure. There  are, we say, sufficient grounds to justify this  suspicion, and we believe the whole matter  should be investigated. The South Kootenay  Board of Trade might profitably look into this  question. We have not so many statesmen in  the Kootenay that we can afford to see one of  them thus flagrantly ignored and duped by  either the Imperial or Dominion Government.,,,  The extraordinary persistence of some disease germs is shown by the following incident,  which is.published in a hygienic contemporary: "In 1660, the Dutch city of Haarlem  was devastated by the plague. Whole families  perished, and among them a family of the  name of Cloux, the members of which were  buried in the.Haarlem church. Thirty or forty  years ago it was found that , the masonry of the tomb was out of repair,  and tlie vault was entirely rebuilt. The ma-<  sons in charse of the work remained in the  ��� vault an entire day, and, strange to say, not-  with tanding the fact that two centuries had  passed since the epidemic, all the workmen  were attacked with the infectious grandular  swelling called 'bubo/ and had to undergo  treatment at the hospital.' There' were no  symptoms, however, of the plague proper, and  all recovered."  MONEY IN MINING.  People who have not ptudied the subject  have for the most part very imperfect ideas as  to what, is being done, not- only in the United  Stales but also in various foreign countries in  the way of gold and silver mining. To such  may be recommended a careful examination  of,the facts and figures set forth below. The  record that has been made by some of the individual ,gold   and   silver  mines   is  simply  amazing.  The Comstock Lode of Virginia City, New,  has produced gold and silver to the enormous  sum of $320,000,000.    Most of this ore yielded  but $8 per ton in gold.  The Calumet & Heel i has paid $60,800,000  in dividends alone.  . Tbe Anaconda* of Butte, which was sold for  $40,000,000 to the Rothschilds, paid that  amount in dividends before selling.  The Alaska-Treadwell gold mine,  with ore  running less than $3, has^-id   $8,995 000  in  dividends.  The Ontario of Utah has paid $13,557,000 in  dividends.  The MoiHeGibson  of  Colorado $4,080,000.  The Granite Mountain., Montana, $13,000,-  000, the stock selling from  lOct?-.   per  share  to $75 kside of two years, and paying o'O per;  cent in dividends each month.  The Homestake of South Dakota, on $3.ore,  has paid $3,333 in dividends every day it. has  run for the past ten years.  The Witwatersrand of South Africa produc  ed in the first year (1887)'only $405,000, but in  1895 it had increased to $40,000,000, while the'  output for the last ten years exceeds $250,000,-  000. For 1898 it was $75,000,000, placing it  in the lead among the , gold producing  countries.  There has been enormous sums of money  made also in buying and selling the stocks of  some mining companies, irrespective of the  dividends earned by the properties < on which  those stocks were based. The figures given  below are taken from the official records :  Yellow Jacket stock rose from $42 to $275  per share in 1872 and from $55 to $158 in  1875; in 1866 it advanced from 80 cents to $12  per share. The company has paid $2,184,000  in dividends.  Union Consolidated advanced from $6 to  $93 in 1875, and has shown very large profits  in other years, selling at 9 cents and $10 in  1886. ' ' .    *  Standard Consolidated, stock was placed on,  the market in 1879 at $20 per share, or ,at the  rate of'$2,000,000 for the mine. - It sold the  same year at $35.75. It has paid $3,839,226  in dividends.,  In 1878 Sierra Nevada -advanced from $3 to  $183. l '"     _.  In 1872 Savage advanced from $46.50 to  $620 per share. It'has paid $4,460,550 in  dividends.  Ophir advanced   from $21 in 1873  to  $290.  in 1875.  ' ,  ' Ontario was placed with the public at $18  , to $20 per share, or at the rate of $1,800,000 .to  $2,000,000 for the mine. After paying for  years large dividends it sold for $48. Itchas'  paid $13,5^7,500 in dividends.  ' Ken tuck sold at $7 in 1871, and at $545 in  18-2. ^  Homestake was placed on the market in  1 79 at $17.50 to $20 a share, or at the rate of  $1,750,000 to $2,000,000 or the mine. "- It  more than doubled in value the same year. It  has paid $7,306,250 in dividends.  Hale & Norcross sold at $46 ih 1871 and  $672 50 in 1872.  Gould & Curry sold at $45 50 in 1871 and  $520 in 1872.  Consolidated California advanced from $3.50  in 1874 to $700 in 1875.  Croivn Point advanced from $274 in 1371 to  $1825 per share in 1872 This mine has paid  $11,898,000 in dividends.  Consolidated Virginia rose from 11 cents per  - share in  1885 to $65 per share in 1886.   '  Chollar sold at $29 in 1871 and $275 in  1872.  Bodie advanced in the 70's from about $1  per share to $75, declaring at one time several  dividends of $100,000 each in one month.  In 1866 Best & Belcher advanced from 60  cents to $23 50. Belcher sold at $6 50 in 1871  and $1550 in 1872. This mine has paid  $15,397,200 in  dividends.  The extent of gold  bearing territory.in the  United States is so great and the  resources of  the known fields  are so well  established that  it is safe to  say   the aggregate   production  of  gold in the United...State's, exclusive of Alaska,  in the next 15  years will greatly exceed  the  astounding sum of one billion dollars.  ..-';������ New processes havei been   adopted and have  made possible the  profitable working  of vast  fh Ids of low grade  ore hitherto.-.unprofitable,  and yue   are   now  fairly  entering   upon  the  'greatest-era of gold production the  world has  seen;.    The greatest gold producing l cbuntries  at   present  are  South Africa,  United   States,,  Australia   and; Russia,   these four prod ncing  three-fourths of the total product.     The Klondike discoveries have  greatly  increased Canada's yield, and she will probably pass,Russia  in the next two or   three  years.���Miner and  Electrician.  .}��l  T'll I  Hi  I  ���a  ��� Ail,! ���  >���:  t;  r8IMTHEj^ECON^MIST.  I  In:*  /,  5;  'i;  A DREAM OF DEATH.  When Ting  Fang  had been six months in  San Pitiquito he found his judgment had been  correct in the belief that that little  Mexican  ,  mining town  on   the Asuncion   River would  toss more coin into hislaundry than  he had  ever been able to jingle .through his fingers in  the East, where too many of his brethren were  washing and ironing clothes for existence.  ,    Ting could not buy his necessaries of life so  cheaply in the far  West, for, in the  East, it  only cost him one tsien'a day.    In  San  Piti-  - a. quito he had to make an outlay of twice that,  or thirty cents, so being in the enjoyment of a  monopoly, he raised the price of his work in  ��� his laundry until he more than made   up  for  the discrepancy.    Soon  Ting  found   that he  could put away a whole tael every  day, and  after    manipulating   his  swan-pan,   or   nu--  meral frame, he calculated that at the end  of  a year he would have  more than six hundred  and fifty dollars in Mexican money.  .Ting could be seen alone working hard in-  his pajamas almost day and night behind his  ' red sign. IIis black hair, and yellow face  alone were visible, and occasionally his almond eyes would take a flitting glance over the  ���* blind at av passerby. Ting was happy. He  never intruded anywhere and no one bothered  him.~ '  ' 'Sometimes he would disappear into his little  sitting, room, the- atmosphere of which was  haavy���with .the perfume of the burning joss-  stick, and curling himself up comfortably on  hi& couch, he would smoke and think for  hours. He was lonely, for he could not play  fantan by himself.  Ting loved his pipe  almost better than he  loved little -Wing Tee, whom   he  had left in  far-away   Canton,   and   whom  some day  he  . hoped to  bring  to  Mexico as his bride.    He  dreamed of  riches, and love, and then smothered them both in opium.    Ting  knew  what  would happen if he gave way to it too much,  but it was years now since he began, and unconsciously tie had allowed himself to become  ���  the abject slave of his pipe.    Gradually he resorted  to  it more   frequently,  until   now  he  wished'he had not done so, for  many of  its  former delights were lost to him.  At one time  he was happiest when one or  two   pipes   sent  him far away.   It was different now.    He had  to have eight, ten,  yes, sometimes fifteen, before he was ready   to  dream.    The night was  growing cold.    Ting had finished his work, so  he locked his door   and   went   into his matted  tapestry room.    His feet fell noiselessly.    Immediately he  prepared his   bunk  and  began  cooking   the    dope.    Deftly   he   twirled   the  brown, sticky  stuff  on "the lop of  tlie needle.  It boiled and bubbled   and  sizzled as his fly-  in*? lingers twisted it in  the little white flame  of the alcohol lamp.    It   swelled and swelled,  and the little bail, at first no larger   than   a  pea  became the size of a walnut.  It glistened in the sickly light, and his eyes  sparkled with pleasure.  " Ah, how beautiful it is ! Oh, how I love  you, you Paradise rolled into a black ball of  dope I" he exclaimed in  ecstasy, as he pressed  the wad into the little hole of the silver, pipe  and drew the smoke through, his lungs.  One, two. three puffs��� and it was all over.  Now his eyes twinkled and his yellow face  shone a horrid yellow. He stretched, and for  an instant rested his head upon the ebony  table beside his couch���only for an instant,  and then the effect left him, for he is an old  smoker. Again and again he filled the pipe  until the sweet odor began to drive him mad.  He cannot fill the pipe quickly enough His  hand trembled and he felt like a great coal of  fire.        > '  Slowly the drowsiness began ��� to come over  him, and he heard the sound-! of passing wagons and of barking dogs growing fainter and  fainter. .It only took ten pipes to-night, for  Ting was weak. He turned his. face to the  wall and closed his eyes.  Ting was asleep.  He dreamed he was lying on-the soft green  bank of a silvery, laughing stream.   The birds  twittered, above   his  head  and   the   flowers  dropped their cool  dew   drops  upon   his dry,'  hot brow.    He heard a sound in the grass beside'him, and he stretched out his hand   and  felt something soft and slimy, then  a hideous  snake   rose  hissing  and   darted,   a " flaming,  tongue at his face.    He felt the cold, clammy  thing pressing against his cheek.    Then Ting  thought of Ch'ing, the Great Master���the philosopher���his god, and cried out for help.  " Oh, Ching !    I am dying I    I die !"  The reptile felt the shuddering muscles and  glided away into the grass.  Ting was calm again.  A thousand fairy forms flitted by and with  the sweetest perfume sprinkled the verdure  around, beneath and above him. A million  thoughts swept through his brain���each distinct���thoughts of life, of Tee, of love and of  happiness.  Still Ting slept on.  He felt himself borne by invisible gods far  up into the skies and there he lay softly pillowed in the clouds while all the stars twinkled  and shed , soft drowsy lights upon him and  bathed his face in the refreshing dews of other  worlds. Paradise wae close to him and yet he  could not reach it.  He could not move.  Now he sees a great bird with glistening  pinions and snow-white feathers, poised in the  air, looking down into his face with eyes that  seemed to weep with human compassion. Ting  knew not why, and then slowly he saw the  bird's face change���it was the face of Tee, his  beloved. He stretched out his hands to her.  His lips moved and he struggled, but the face  had changed to that of death in the form of a  great winged monster with hollow eyes, out of  which wriggled shining snakes, squirming and  darting and winding themselves about the  neck of the flying beast to strangle it. Ting  moved again, and the bird fell to earth. '  Ting slept heavily once more.  As he gazed out over a soft silvery stream  into a web of purple mist, he seemed to see  the outline of a face. He watched with bating breath. The apparition took on the form  of life,  more and  more, until  there stepped  soft upon the green of the river bank  ���so lightly that the grass did not bend be-  neath the tread���a figure so sublime, so beautiful, she seemed to him a goddess and not a  human that he behild. Sheadvahced towards  him. Her lips, moist for kisses, parted in an  ethereal smile against teeth-of pearls. Her  cheeks were soft "and downy, and upon them  roses of color bloomed, and faded only to  , bloom again. Her brow was white and pure,  and tresses of bronze fell in waves over shoulders of'alabaster.      , ,  Asi she came nearer' he thought  he   saw   in  her face the semblance of a face he had knfl 'n  ���of Tee's.    But no, the face he saw   was  the  face of no dweller upon earth.  It was that of on angel.  She was at his side. ��� She knelt,  and  bending over gazed into his eyes with hers  of  soft  brown���eyes that were lit   with  the  light of  love and the light   of   the  other world.    She  was so close that he felt her breath against his  hot cheek, and then her cool  arms  encircled  his neck.    With smiles dancing in   and   out  .among the dimples of her cheeks  she  pressed  her lips to his.  The dream was over���Ting knew no  more.  As the-morning sun peeped' over the distant sierras and rose high ' in the heavens.  Ting's front door was locked. Only hollow  echoes answered to the rough knocks of would-  be customers. ��� ,'<  When the door was   broken   open   by- the^  curious crowd and. Ting was  found, the   coroner   decided, that   an inquest was not necessary.���F. C. T. O'Hdra in Toronto Saturday'  Night.  i  4  1  Half-Minute -Encyclopaedia.  The English residents of Rome have a  free  hospital.  ,  "Oom Paul" Kruger drinks two gallons   of  beer a day/  A farmer inPratt county, Kansas, has taken  to goat raising.  Since July 1 twelve ships have been named  for Admiral Dewey.  Football was a crime in England during the  reign of Henry VIII.  Gossamer iron is so thin thin 4,800 sheets of  it are only an inch thick.  The Tartaran alphabet contains 202 letters,  being the longest in the world.  About $100,000,000 is invested in the candy  business in the United States.  Fifty thousand tons of oysters are consumed  in London during the season.  Street cars propelled by liquid air have been  satisfactorily tested at Zurich.  The once powerful Farmers' Alliance in  Kansas is now run almost entirely by women.  Florence Nightingale is nearly eighty years  old, but in better health than for years  past.  The experiment of having bath-tubs in one  of the public schools is being tried in Chicago.  The idea of making starch from sweet pofa  toes is being discussed in the Southern sta'J  Three robins got io the pipes of a Bournemouth .church organ, and caused discordant  music.     ; THE ECONOMIST.  5  1  W  NAVIES AT -HISt IjfEERCY.! .  ���  The English admiralty is investigating a  new and wonderful torpedo which promises to  make that much vaunted submarine terror of  the French, the. Gtfsfav" Zdde", a veritable' back  , number. ~. ���. >.- ���  It is��the invention of Alex Orling, a^young  Swedish electrical engineer. By applying  much the same principle which Marconi uses/  in his wireless telegraphy, inventor Orling is  able to control the movements of an Armstrong torpedo not only for a distance of a few  hundred feet, but as far as he can see it with a  telescope.    In doing this he uses no wires.  Mr. Orling's method of. illustrating his new  discovery is simplicity itself, but when neen it  looks like an exhibition of black art. Launching a submarine Armstrong torpedo fitted with  his apparatus, he sets up on shore'a little f6.1 d"-  ��� ing table on which .he puts a small box, connected wiih which-are levers and pitches.  *  ��� < i i  -       -      * *'  By manipulating these levers he makes the  long, lean  terror  of   the  beat*  dash  here and  there through the   water' at   will.    The death  dealing, explosive   laden   projectile seems as.  tractable as a well trained hunting dog.  Swiftly, silently- -and unseen,' it " plows  through the .waves, its course marked only by  a little pennant siuek on the top of a long iron  rod which projects from the top of thetorpedo.  It is made to take, ^ny desired course and to  return to-.the shore -as meekly as a pointer  comes to heel.  Signor Marconi- cannot concenira'.e his  waves of energy, but Mr. Orling ciainj& to  concentrate his waves of light and thus transferring power from the place where he is standing��� on ship or shore;���to his torpedo.  He transmits his motor power by means of  rays of light, and the light which he transmits  from his controlling or steering apparatus on  shore to the torpedo attachment is there trans-u  muted into electrical induction.  In other words,"his invention is a new-means  of transmitting .electrical power sufficient to  control the steering gear of a torpedo, and the  whole apparatus,-apart from the price of.the  torpedo, will cost only about ��220.  The Orling-Armstrpng torpedo glides along  at the rate of about two and twenty knots at a  depth of ten feet below the surface of the water.  The receiving rod, which is the visual bond of  connection between the torpedo and the transmitting station, or steering point, is a foot out  of water, though this elevation may be made  greater according to need!  Mr. Orling claims indeed to do anything  with his torpedo within his visual area, which  may be immensely enlarged by taking his  stand on an elevated position, say the cliffs of  Dover, which command a; view of all the channel to the very shore of France, and even darkness cannot interfere with his design. By means  of an electric lamp surmounting the rod projecting out of the water, with its shade always  turned toward the enemy, he can still mark  the will-o'-the-wisp's whereabouts and direct  the couree of his torpedo better almost than"in.  the glare of full day. In,this way none of the  Orling-Armstrong torpedoes can ever get lost  arid prove -a* subsequent  danger to fortuitous  seafarers..  Another of its features is that the controllers  < of its couree have also complete power over the  moment of  its  explosion,  so  that  it  can be  made absolutely  innocuous  should  it strike  the wrong object. ,  There is�� nothing, visionary about this *  scheme, so;t|ie;, London papers declare. King  Oscar of Sweden says he has seen Mr. Orling  steer a torpedo for two or three miles, and a  recent trial of the apparatus made in the  Thames was -witnessed by thousands of.persona, among them many naval experts.  Mr. Orling  claims  that  he can apply the  same principle to an ocean liner with like re-.  suits, although it can  be seen that this application would not be a useful one'.  The.3r,oung man who apparently has found  a way to put: the navies, of the world at his.  mercy.is tall," beardless and of simple manner.  He is only 29 years old, but from a boy he has  been a deep student of matters electrical. He  has associated with him in introducing his invention Mr. J. T. Armstrong, the English tor-1  ..pedoJnveriton, and it is quite probable that if  ���his apparatus can do - what is claimed it will  soon be adopted by the English admiralty.'  " Whaurs yer Wully-Shakspere nop?" once'  asked ari exultant Scotsman oft he English.  ���> .-''Where's your Gustav Zede now?" trie English- will soon be asking of the French.  Franklin Price.  MINES ��ND -...MINING.  a  ' " ;;" y >     (Silvertonian.)  ���"* The men were all paid off the Bosun  mine  on Wednesday. ���  Work was recommenced on the.Humboldt  claim on Wednesday."  In about a month,. $15,000 will be expended  in the Slocan, on bridges, roads and trails,  but just where or how,, no orie appears to  know. ''  '"���   A party of surveyors arrived in town   witbr  their instruments, on   Thursday.     They   left  for the Wakefield Mine soon after  their \arri-  ' yal.   ' ' .-.       '-������������  J.. S. McFarlane and John Popham are  prospecting in the Similakameen. They  were heard from last week. Their advice is  " Stay in the Slocan."  F. L. Byron returned from Twelve Mile  on  Thursday, where he had been, examining;  the  H-tmiltbh   Group   of   claims.     He    speaks  highly  of the excellent showing made on "that  ������ property.    . -':'���.'���;'y .';'"  During the summer, the Slocan will be  visited byythe'..members' of the Canadian. Mining institute. The programme for their excursion brings, them to Sandon on September  15th, and to. Siiverton on the 1.8th.. ���'-  A letter was received last week from H.  Brady, who left here some weeks ago for  A.tlih;. He declares that country to be no  good for prospectors, the whole country around  Atlin being staked and no buyers or capital  in the district. His party are thinking of  going up* into   the   Klondyke,   the   chances  there being better.     He advises.his Siiverton  friends to keep out of Atlin.  Many of our citizens journeyed to the Recording Office on Wednesday to take out new  Miners'Licenses. - It-appears that considerable misunderstanding exists as to the change  of law,requiring all licenses to be renewed on  May 31st.; All the companies operating here  have'been advised by wire to renew their  licenses and many-'others took out new ones  rather than risk their holdings. We understand that an effort will be made to secure a  rebate, for the unexpired time, of, all licences  renewed. .*..���������.. .  The Rev. \Vilson Carlile,, rector of St'. Mary-    <  at-Hill, London, is an up to date  clergyman.  He takes a trombone with him into the'.pul pit,-  and when the singing  becomes  spiritless   he  livens it up with'a few blasts on  that instrument.    During = a greater part., of the service  .the church i's darkened, and the hymns, pray-,  ers, .sacred and other pictures are thrown - by  -limelight on   a huge' sceeen suspended across  the  altar.    Besides  an organ  there is an or-^  chestra composed  of  girls-wearing  surplices'   -  and college mortarboards..  I  In an article on American Imperialism in  the current number of theContemporrry Review. Prof. Goldwin Smith discusses the future  hy\ \\\h republic in a- way that will hardly  ph a.-e tbe friends of expansion. He passes in  it-view the conditions and tendencies of the  present day, pointing to the vast expenditure  that imperialism and militarism; involves, to  the. war of races in the south, to the .corrup-  : tion that is prevalent in the cities, to the rise  of a plutocracy of multi-millionaires, and the  danger : of their exerting a control over the  senate, the judiciary, and~ the press, to the  socialistic agitation under the guise of Bryan-  ism, to the disorder of the banking system, the  .-currency* and the national finances, to the  fraudulent- character of the pension list of  $145,000,000, which congress passes without a  word, to the constitution, which " almost appears to be outworn." The effect upon Britain  of the expansion of the republic, he thinks,  will endanger the British position, and in referring to the Anglo-American understanding,  says :���"The result of the Anglo-American;  conference shows the real extent of the suddenly awakened amity, for which there was a;  practical but transitory motive on both sides.  The first and most obvious fruit of inviting,  the, Americans to an imperial career is the  creation of ah American fleet, which will put  an end to British supremacy in these waters.  The Americans are your thief commercial  rivals, and is would seem that the rivalry is  likely to increase if the south works up its  own cotton. Your- chief commercial rivals.,  would be rather awkward  partners  in 'com-:  ,:mercial extension. You are also the political  antagonists of the Americans on this continent,  and amongst all the billing and cooing between Great Britain and America, nagging  between America and Canada still goes on." lit*  S&|||yy,:  yfe;:: ������ - ���  Mmyyy  Wfc'yi  ������;;;���.  mtyyy^  mmyy  M^y y  Nfey;:,  T|��- * ^^^^aqaajuawyiw,  THE EGONOMISt.  CANADIAN  l^liPiSOO^ili-NE;:''':::;;::;^:  'y,,>:yy'.   .'v-/;jii... :.,;:'";.;.THE.. -..������(���';���"���    .���'''' ��� y-'���y.y.  jlp^i;ii|;sE;RviCE;;;:i:;  yyyy:"'":::"':.:between..'' :"*v  II ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC  Ey ..by the..  IMPERIAL LIMITED  ' to be inaugurated  JUNE 18th,  ; fl| will give the quickest time  Eiy �� between  IBllieEAM AND OCEAN..  \mym  k$y;y  li-y  llIS  Mlmyyyy  K&m y-::y:y,mri  Kms;si,-'yy-^yyy  \}i'iyy '���;���'-..-!������������.:;�� -y~  $i'&W iy.'&y;.yy.  .Mmtyyyyyy  illillilcross'the   American    Continent.  '**"''''"If lllfiDaily express service via Crows  B^I-'-lif" Nest Route to and from  &:  Iiysyss��-H',ylars:-td:  tey|i;^;v.:,v;:;y^.;yy;:,  !|py.;yy:^y:W.;F.-:An  myyiyyyyy^ryy^  m  ���kootenay country.  "Improved service on  all  Kootenay  WE Local Rail and Steamer  Lines. ' �� ,  Glose Connections Throughout.  I 1b| on lookout for full details of  n^wlservice and apply  for particu-  ��--- y^  C. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent  Vancouver B.C.  Anderson,  Ling Pass.   ���  Nelson, B.C.  Travelling Pass. Agent,  "els      " "  Wry  \liyy  1: *-','.''���  I-' V.J.  P  m  t\y  iy  I Why you Yawn.  ;;f-^Have you ever observed at a  y the|te> or concert that the people  w|o are most deeply interested ap-  j)ear between the acts to be quite  w|ary of the whole thing yawning  half a dozen times in succession ?  The reason of this is a physiological piie. When your attention is  miicli absorbed in anything exciting or touching, you breathe id  tyersr shallow manner and take  into your lungs only half enough  ait Consequently, when your  attention is relaxed, you have to  niake up the deficiency. This  you do by yawning, which, after  all is Phly breathing  a very deep  breath. :"..y '   ���'���'".���.,.������������'  -If you watch a man   at  a   play  andobserve that he is greatly  moved by some incident, you may  feel sure that when the scene ends  he will sigh and a moment or two  later yawn repetedly. Of^rse  ihe yawning, so far from bemg a  sign of wearinesses a proof of the  liveliest appreciation.  , .,  Very often you will observe the  same phenomenon in a jirl read-  in. a novel. And by her yawns  you can tell when the end of some  Absorbing incident is reached.  ESTABLISHED IN NELSON IN 1890.  to the People of  the  Kootenays.   .   .    .  I   have  the   largest WATCHES  stock of all kinds of    V V /V I VI I ^^  AND JEWELLERY  And a full line of PRECIOUS JEWELS in Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies,  Emeralds and Opals; can be had at wholesale and retail.  <- ��� ���  FIIUF    FIU^DAI/IW    We make a standing proposition to engrave all goods bought  rlllE    CIluKftW IllU    bf us absolutely freeof charge.   All work guaranteed to  be  of the highest type and to give full satisfaction.    Consider this proposition and  you   cannot fail  to tppreciate its value.    Some engravings take an Hour's time, some a good deal  more���but  it's  free all the same.    If you have bought goods elsewhere and want the article   .     .  ARTISTICALLY ENGRAVED  we shall be pleased to do the work for you.     Many  beautiful pieces of gold and silver are ruined by being  placed  in  inartistic hand for engraving.    When desired submit a sketch of each and every letter  or design  to be placed oh the goods, before engraving. , "  AT  Fine Script Work and Complicated Letter Monograms  Are Our Specialties.  JACOB   DOVER'S,  Seller,  NELSON, B. C.  Speechless With Rage.  " Strong emotion," says Darwin,  " interrupts the steady flow of nerve  force to the muscles." This prevents the proper working of those  muscles which are used in speaking ; hence the stumbling and incoherence of the speach. u The  voice sticks in the throat," to use  the words of Virgil. In some  cases speech is for a short time impossible, as is seen where a person  is said to be " speechless with rage."  The hoarseness of the voice is due  party to the fact that passion  causes an overaction of all the  organs, partly by the fact that for  generations harsh and fierce sounds  have been made use of to terrify  opponents in quarrels, and so have  come to be associated instinctively  with anger. Possibly the fact also  has its influence that the utterance  of sounds such as those referred  to  is in some way or the other  lief to the feelings.  a   re-  Of the many marriages that are  said to be made in heaven, two  were solemnized in Neleon yesterday by Rev. Robt Frew. They were  Charles William Dodd and Louise  Nancy White, both of Kaslo, and  Louis Edwin Stuckey of Pincher  Creek and Mary McEachern of  this city. EiE  Rev. Robert Frew has decided to  build a manse on the lots adjoining  St. Paul's church. Plans for  the building which will cost in the  neighborhood of $2500, will be prepared by Messrs. Ewart & Carrie.  The Countess of Beaconsfield  once confided to a friend that Disraeli, while possessing the greatest  moral courage, was altogether lacking in physical courage. "As an  instance," she said, "I always have  to pull the string of the shower  bath for him."  NOTICE.  Alter the expiration of thirty d��*ys from the  date hereof we intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria, British Columbia, for a lease for twenty-  one   years    for    the   purpose    of   quarrying     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 and  about six hundred yards due east from the  shore of said Lake, comprised within the following boundaries : Commencing at a post in-  scribed "Initial post; W. A. Galliher, Frank  Seidel and Allan Forrester's N. W. corner,  planted and located June 2nd, 1899," thence  due south twenty chains, thence due east and  at right angles twenty chains, thence 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.  Dated June 2nd, 1899.  W. A. Galliher,  Frank Seidel,  Allan Forrester.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Greenhorn Fraction Mineral Claim.Ssituate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On east side of Eagle Creek,  between,the Poorman, White and Granite  Mineral Claims; ^  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,101, acting as agent  for E. O. Nelson. Free Miner's Certificate No.  B. 11,277 and J. P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,243, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.    And .further, take notice  that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements!  Dated this 30th day of May, 1899.  John McLatchie.  y  \y  't  fflflWSBSSBJffiQWMSra THE ECONOMIST.  The Bittner company ��� eloped  their engagement to a ��ood house  last Saturday night. During the  engagement here the Bittners gave  several really meritorious perform-'  ance��.  The manager of the Nelson Opera  House is to be congratulated on tlu*  success" he has met with so far in his  theatrical   venture. , He   bin   doiw  everything possible to meet the demands of the public. .Ther.ejs'Oiily  one   'fault   to   find   wi'.h the opera  house, and that .is ihe noise ihat so  often m.trs the pleasure   of  a   performance.    This is :io  fault   of  the  manager,' for. he .certainly "makes-  ' J every reason aoici eff >rt: to   preserve  order!    He c'annr>t"obj;uJi ,r.u   a-  pii-*  tron wearing cowhide brogarn,  and  the,   nuisance   will, not  likely   be  abated until men become moie civilized.    Here is a chance for a gram)  prize���to  embody  a  recommendation i'n.their presentment, to   'prohibit the wearing of cowhide   b ui.-  at the theatre.  Sarah Bernhardt'* produc i <n o;  "Hamlet" at her theater in the  Place du Chatelet, Paris, last week,  was a great success and was witnessed,by a brilliant audience.composed of social and artistic celebrities of Paris. Mme. Bernhardt was  thrice recalled in each act. Her  black costume and blonde hair gave  the appearance of a youthful Hamlet. The translation of the tragedy  into prose, by Mm. Eugene Morand  and Marcel Schwabe,..aside from  numerous'omissions, follows closely  the original. Mme. Bernhardt introduced much original business.  The scene with Ophelia, Marthe,  Melot, was fine and full of action,  and the advice to the players was  splendidly rendered. Mme. Bernhardt^ acting was perfect throughout.' Her exhibition of grief in the  grave scene was admirable. The  performance only ended at 1:30  o'clock next morning, and was a  veritable triumph for the ��� tragedienne, who was ecalled six times,  the, public standing and frantically  applauding and waving hats and  handkerchiefs.. In spite of the great  interest manifested the piece'!, was.  found too long and many of the  audience left before the performance ended.  rve Your .Eye-sig  PATENAUDE  Optical Bepartmeirt is .A.. 1.  In Every Respect.    A Specialty Made of Adjustment of. Glasses.    Have Your Eyes Examined by an Expert and Prevent Loss of Eye-sight.    The Eye is the Most Sensitive Organ,  : ,   '       and Should not be Neglected.  Vi  In Watches We Have the Best of Everything.  In  and  .Duebfer-Hamp  OUR STOCK OF JEWELRY IS WEL. ASSORTED.  "j?  A  OBHBw  B $  Baker Street,  ' Nelson,:.'B. C.  '��.  ��.)  ��  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  Kootenay Bell,- Little  Gem, Blue Buds, Ves-  talias,  V"\   ���  on me rives.  .'   ALL UNION HADE.  ��I  (g)  P'O. Box   126.  Telephone 118.  (Miss Maud Adams has completed  her two weeks' engagement in "Ro- j  meo and Juliet" at the Empire  theater, New York. The sixteen  performances were given to standing-room audiences, and at the advanced prices the receipts for the"  two weeks have reached $40,000,  which is said to be a precedent.  Henry Irving's story of Charlotte Cushman gives one a better  idea of the methods *-.>d style of  this great artiste than a dozen impersonal and well padded essays  would. She was acting Meg Mer-  riles. In one scene in answer to  her appeal for money, he, impersonating an important character in  the piece, hands her his purse filled  with broken crockery, which is  generally used for stage gold: One  day Miss Cashing suggested gently  to him the superior realism of Opening the purse, Selecting a coin/and  giving it to her! No matter how  magnificent it might look it was  hardly natural for a gentleman to  hand over a purse full of money to  a crazy beggar. I  ��  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in      ...  WINES,  LIQUORS/ HAVANA   CIGARS,   ETC  All the leading brands always in stock.  YATES   STREET,  VICTORIA, B.C.  The New Boston Music Hall will  shortly be begun. Subscriptions  so far raised amount to $407,900.  The' church is still at work  "booming" Lorenzo Perosi and his  oratorios. "The Resurrection of  Christ" was recently performed , in'  .Vienna under the composer's direction, and the Papal Nuncio was  the most prominent figure in an audience which included, the1 high  clergy of Austria's capital. Three;  of Perosi's oratorios are to'yb> performed at Queen's hall, (London,  under Cardinal, Vaughan's official  sanction!    Another incident of this  ourious affair is the performance'of  Perosi's "Passion of Christ" at the  Church of the Holy Sepulchre in  Jerusalem.  In France a royalty has to be  paid every time a registered song is  sung in public. The Societe Sou-  chon collects them, and hands them  them over to the composer. The  late Delormal earned in this way  nearly1 $10,000 a year - with his  music hall songs.  Emil Sauer,  the pianist, sailed  for Europe on Tuesday last.  <? w^7  M'\  \V" '  'ft  1"-'  f  - M  -Jrf.Y.  If  **���  I A; j  J -.a -.  aft * L  >w  1'*  il"--  8  THE ECONOMIST.  Indian Fakirs.  India is pre-eminently the land  of mystery,, and our most advanced  ��magicians have never been able to  reproduce all their marvellous performances, says a writer in a Cincinnati paper. One day in the  market place of an inland village  Ivsaw a curious perfbrmance. It  was conducted, by two men���one  old and emaciated, carrying a native drum ; the other young and  well fed, fantastically gowned with  ,   ah  overskirt of  colored  handkerchiefs  and  a  multitude of   bells,  > which jangled noisily at his slight-  \ test movement; long, ragged hair  altogether a hideous figure.  The drummer began a weird  tom-toming, arid the other man an  "'. incantation. Then he extended a  "supra"���a bamboo tray used by  all natives���on which any one who  pleases places a large handful of  rice' and the same quantity of  grain.- The -two ingredients are  thoroughly amalgamated, so that it  * would, in the ordinary way take  hours to seperate them.  Now the fantastic man with i% his  tray begins. He ' turns around  slowly, gradually   quickening   his.  * pace* (the" drummer also keeping  time), faster and faster, in a giddy  vortex, the tray at times almost out  of his hands, yet so cleverly handled that not a grain falls out. It  is very trying to watch, but   in    a  ' couple of minutes both stop simul-  . taneously, and the man shows to  the wondering spectators two little  heaps, one of rice and the other  grain, at different ends of the tray  which in his sickening gyrations he  has1 been able to operate by some  extraordinary manipulation. -  Later it was my good fortune to  be able to witness one of those remarkable cases of voluntary suspended animation of which I had  so frequently heard, with a somewhat dubious smile; I am afraid.  But I am convinced now.  H was called a "joghee" performance and took place before the  Maharajah of Dhurbanga, whose  guest I had the honor to be.  The " jo^hee" was put by his  disciples into a trance. He became perfectly unconscious and  dead to all appearances. An  English doctor present felt his  pulse and found it had ceased, and  a looking glass showed noi the  slightest moisture of any breath in  the body. The " joghee" was put  into a coffin, the   lid   screwed   on  and seals were impressed on it with  the maharajah's signet ring.  Tne box was buried 'five feet  deep, earth thrown in and well  stamped. Grain was then sown  and trusted sentries guarded the  place.  The grain had sprouted and  borne corn when we were invited  again, after sixty days, to witness  the resurrection of .the body. The  grave was opened and the coffin  found to be intact. The seals  were broken, the lid unscrewed and  the *' joghe-' was taking out stiff  and stark. , E 3 disciples now be-  gan'to manipulate nhe body and  to go through certain- rites, very  similiar to mesmerism, and by  degrees the dead man opened his  eyes, ,a quiver rari through , his  body and he sat up erect.  A very amusing story is current  in London just at present --concerning one of the most' fashionable  doctors, one, indeed, who has a  very large practice. It seems that  he.has a telephone in his bedroom.  The oilier night, when the weather  was particularly stormy and , the  eniment physician and his wife  were both fast asleep, the (elephone  suddenly mnpr, and over, th." wire  came U.*-,-mess������t' : " Pie-^t- c��-me  aroup'i ������.-[ t-r.ce m> Berkeley Square:  -*e  X �������� \    i> i ���  If vou want the choicest brands and  blends of tea and coffee, go to Morrison  & Caldwell. I  Lady 1 ���  The pny-jchm u��iered at: ppsoula  tion which wad distinctly unpailia  ment.siry,and handing the iranfmil-  ter to his wifr, said : " Say 1 'am  "out of town,'' which, like an obedient wife, she immediately proceed* d  to do.  The following nfiernoon the physician called at Lady B Vhouse,  and meeting her husband, exclaimed : " So sorry I was not at  home when you rang  me   up   last  night."'  " But were you really no"t at  home,'   inquired Lord B .  "Of course not," replied the  physician, with a most unblushing  effrontery.  " Then, my dear doctor,"   spoke  Lord B , who is a bit of a   wag,  in the most earnest and sympathetic manner, " I must sympathize  with you in your terriable misfortune. For I distinctly heard a  man's voice in your bedroom talking to your wife."  The face of the physician is  stated to have   defied   description,  all the more as Lord  B hurried  off the moment he had said this  without giving him time to utter a  word in reply.  Lipton's teas, 60c to 75c. Morrison  &. Caldwell.  THE NEL  T  letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu'Cards  Receipts  -At���  CES  e  nvmce  W^  '^3  i5  S K-^" 'A &*  3 W %��^��?  ^>  X  (3 ^ri>  &  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE FKOMPT ATTENTIOK.  SM  ��i hi  m Riivinff FikPWllPrP  IB BIJfliift Lla&ifiiyiy  %m  Come in and   inspect   our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  Importers of Heavy and Shelf -Hardware  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  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Thus,   too   great  physicial disproportion ;   too great1  disparity of age, or of tern peramenl,  or of family, or of natural   tendencies ;   or, on the   other   hand,   too  near a   sameness,   either   through  consanguinity or other sources ;  or  too fixed constitutional character.s-  tics ;   or even two great differences  of   education,    religion,    taste   oi  ambition.     In fact, it  seems   pro  .  bable that anything and everything  which with difficulty amalgjirmite.-  in marriage, ami as surely fail*   to  Jtdend in progeny, m-ty be considered  as unphysiologicai in this   connte-  tiou.     As 1 havtf   said   elt-euhere:  *��� The p<ulieb euieniig into cuch ai��  unphysiologicai     marriage    may  both be normal   individually,   but  yet not physiologically marriageable  because they   are   either   too distantly or too nearly, or, in fact, too  unphysiologically,   related,  either  physically    or    psychically.     In  such caseB the ultimate outcome is  almost absolutely certain,   and   is  , noted chiefly by a definite class   of  tensions and reactions of both mind  and body, which invariably impress  themselves   upon . progeny,    and  which for the most part are   made  obvious in this particular way.  No  matter how  unphysiologicai   such  : marriages may  be,   however,  they  do not necessarily   or  very   often  result in the evolution of   insanity  in the   parties   contracting  them,  but rather they do lay the foundation   ot   degenerative    tendencies  which almost invariably  predetermine the development of the affection in   more  or less remote   succeeding      generations.   ��� Popular  y Science Monthly.  BRICK  Delivered   on  $13 PER 1000 street in ao.ooo Lots  of Over.   ,   ���   ���   ���   ���  $12 PER 1000  at Yard in Small  Lots.   ...  I IMF 6oc per IO�� ^Sm  LIIHL delivered in quantities of 20 sacks.  W. K. B. & L. 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" Brothers and sisters," began  the old parson, ���* I shall not choose  any particular text this morning,  but shall preach from where I open  the book, and, no matter where, I  shall find the wrath that is to come  upon the wicked, who will be cut  off when they have shuffledoff this  mortal coil. It is now open,  and������"      y  Here the parson was interrupted  by a deacon who had been asleep,  and hearing the words open, cut  and shuffi^, forgot himself and  cried out, " It's yours ; what did  you open on ?"  The surprise of the good man in  the pulpit,was great, but the deacon collapsed when the repl} came,  " It is opened on Kings/'  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  SANDON ...... i..-y-~ ��� ~.vt-. t>  w  Everything ii. the grocery  Morrison & Cald well's.  line at  HEN you buy.- ft    ������ <*  OKELL.& MORRIS' __ -  ____��� Preserves��) M0RR,S'  you get what are pure British Columbia' Are absolutely the  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST,  ruit hm*  ^X HU1U   t*M.M\A.    kJI.^***  j��~--���- , ���   mmnmaiMvwrKjn  .MmmmtilMmAymmiiKmzKs  srsasmjnmrmmtrnvi  BiiJumiJium*aBwiiM^iuweawii i .$*�����-"*  23*Ot-  10  TB��  ECONOMIST  PICTURES  IN   THE   FIRE.  f?8 Tratoh togfttl;er, but. in shade mm ?hin8  T:;:i m*p ^-v,e jHni,j<,n future of your ways  And I \he li:;ht tisjit nJioiio (����� va'Uhhe-.l ci;>y��  i��o, :!;u-Ui..h together eyes and- In ans combine.  I_t-c��nnot sur yuuv pictures, nor you nnn��,  5T*tt as ihe Jlio burr.d low and .sinks- tii>J blaz."  F.oivi the cold hor.nh I "turn,   a moment   jwza  And read our union in those looks of thine  When on the hearth cf lifo the fire burns low  Wherein our lonely dretmis and visions s}.��.i>e,  Yi'hon the lust j-ioture sinks with all *iu�� t^sl  De?.r, may we turn as trustfully as now,  kiuy.we'na gl;<<liv quit Lha cold heartii.sione  And know tin ' Love's reality i.-s best.  ���E. Biuir Oliphuni m (Jhu!m.u-s' .Journal.  LOVE IN-KLONDIKE.  ii <:,  *r."V  IW: >  SV.'  Si  8'  '*$ '  HER STORY.  I amwretchedly tired, yet there is  the'long article to bo written for the  next post  leaving the station���on the  ' Klondike,    And what is  there I have  ' not already written?  The  latest arrival  at   this   lodging  house is a stupid oldish man. I suspec t  him to be a reporter, like myself.    Ho  will have to hurry if  he  gets anything  'more than I have.    Newspaper work is  .-not exciting sans a telephone, a night  cab and the rub of a hudred busy brains  employed on a large city edition. The  descriptions were all very well at first-  There wa�� the travel out from civilization, with all its incidents and accidents;  then the keen observation of the country of the Klondike  itself, with  all its  . possibilities and actualities.  v But descriptions of the country and  its inhabitants are growing threadbare,  and a romance or two, the last  brief  ' communication from the city editor  kinferdi would be very acceptable, ro-  m.tuce where the moon is never  ssinre fcuffgestive of anything  than tha  tifth:vers, whore a shirnmery lawn and  bar* throat would inspire a long nightmare of pneumonia and croup, while  at to the orthodox hammock���ah, a  hammock on the Klondike would bo  available, for occupancy only when  swung between .two andirons. No; Cupid could never masquerade in a Klondike enit., Yet I am sure I know some  ese who would not need moonlight or  summer fairies in a hamomck to bring  the romance of his bright nature into  being. But ho is far enough away���far  enough to cool the great throb of re-  membering love into a pracitcal desperation over the unwritten article.  v    ' HISSTOltr.  "Bleak, lone and desolate without;  bleak, lone and desolate within. "  This comes slowly between puffs of  cigar smoke from the lips of a man sitting in-front of an open stove in which  a fire was struggling to burn. Its fitful  blazes now and then brighten the wails  of a miner's camp. The smoke from the  speaker's pipe curls in rings above his  head���then, settling, lingers about him  In a thick cloud, out of which emerged  two crossed and well booted legs and  feet stretched at length and resting  upon a huge log lying back of the stove  and wedged between it and the wall.  "Deuced lonely .place this," lifting  op one foot and readjusting his trousers  in the top of his hoot. "I haven't seen  an attractive person since I arrived,  but when .a fellow leaves civilization  and all the comforts of life, not to speak  of a dozen pretty girls, all so universally magnetic and attractive that he  doesn't know which one his heart might  wish to claim as its own, and leaves all  these"'for the glittering love of gold, he  must rah his head into remembering  that patience is a virtue, and he must  aljso fully understand the true meaning  ��f the word virtue."  14 had had as long $nd bitter a meaning as his long and tiresome journey,  fear Ward McArthur had traveled many  sail���� bf train and boat, en_ horseback  (' and on foot to reach these golden, fields,  j so alluring to read about when one is  | comfortably warmed and clothed and  I fed in a climate that is not calculated to  make iho blood freeze in his veins, then  be thawed by an open log fire and moved about only to have his blood perform  the same up to date feat.  Suddenly McArthur'a boots came  down with a thump, and his head is on  its level plane again.- A pstticoat passed his window. This was indeed a rarity in the snow fortified burg. On go the  long fur coat, cap and gloves. As he  slams the cabin door McArthur catches  sight of a natty figure in long ulster  and walking hat slurrying down the  street amid the flakes of snow. A couple of hours later the settlement seems  to have lost a part of its barrenness. A  pair of blue eyes had looked into his  when the adroitly managed introduction  took place, and something else had occurred also, a mutually created interest  each in the other." The two words gold  and golden are very nearly alike. H#  had loved the word gold for its intrinsic  value, and he had already realized the  full worth of it. He now added to his  limited vocabulary the other word, golden. Who would not when they saw the  sheen of that golden head ? And Ward  McArthur fully appreciated that he had  traveled many thousand miles for gold,  and that he had found not only gold,  but also love, which is far more precious.  HER STORY.    .  I have just been talking to the late  arrival I spoke of. He is a most interesting man, and not at all poky or old  as he looked to be. He seems 1o bu hungry for the society of womankind, and  when I told him in confidence of my  perplexity over furnishing a romance for  the put'iT his eyes twinkled .-:s h? suggested we might supply one ot*:- eives.  so we have entered into an r.;;.t\ menr  to lake up a harmless iiirtctti* :����� on hia  sidr*. for amusement and on nuue from  professional" motives.  His eves are very brown and lender.  His beard is brown, too, and i like the  sincere way he has of speaking of people  and things.  HIS STOIJY.  "Who would hare believed it," said  the great, stalwart follow to himself as  he strode out into the frozen air. "She  wishes for a romance up here in thesn  bald regions, and I am held to furnish  it.    Well, I'll  do  it.    She  will   nevis  know how well she fell into the trap.  We are the principal actors, but I'll  play my par* well Wzird, my son, lusve  you lo3t your head? H.&s the cold liftod  off the top, even without so much as  'by your leave?' An houv ago and the  town wa3 dull and dead. You were a  wealthy old bachelor, a pretty cat-ih  'way back thar in civilization' for any  maid, and now you are a boy, a light  hearted fool of a lover. Well���a lover  ���and what about a beloved? Let well  enough alone, and for the time I am  only taking a part. "  HER STORY.  Ward McArthur is my friend's name.  I have learned more about him than I  did when w* agreed to enter upon a flirtation, to inspire this moat stubborn  pen of mine and to satisfy his longing  for companionship. He is one of the  most successful and immensely wealthy  gold hunters here. His claims always  prove gold. I wonder what he thinks of  me. I'm sure no one could have asked  for more than the look which shone in  his eyes as he quoted something about  golden hair to me this morning. Well,  I don't care what he thinks, only I wish  I did not have to bundle up into a perfect fright. The cold is something terrible. I should die if it were not for Mr.  McArthur keeping the blood in circulation through sheer interest in him.  He is the most original man" I ever met.  Ill5 STOlJT  "Ten days have gone by, and I have  Been her every day. All the fun in life  lies in this dead old town. Sledge parties and snewshde parties, skating aud  snowballing ��� for two. What fun!  Things are growing pretty warm for  me, and when she turns her blue eyes  around and slowly raised the long fringed lashes���Jove���suppose she is really  only playing a < part? Is not that the  agreement���to furnish a romance for  her city paper? If she" is only acting, she  acts welk The other men are all deeply  interested. They have proposed to her  in turn, I am told, but she has smilingly refused them all. To the conqueror  belongs the spoils.  Am I the conqueror?''  HKRSTORr.  It is three weeks since we have said  foolish nothings to each other, still I  hz* 3 not a story of Klondike romance to  forward home.; I said this to Mr. McArthur this morning. He laughed and  said nothing, but his eyes spoke volumes. If I only could write down what  they seem to say, and my corresponding  feeUngs, I could earn a pretty sum. If  he is.so fascinating just in fun, he r.��ust  be irresistible when truly in earnest.  He has told me a fund of valuable facts  about gold prospecting, which I mean  to jot down. To the head reporter from  our daily at home, who is on his way  hero, they will prove invaluable. Indeed, he may arrive any day. He will  be delighted with all this useful information from Mr.' McArthur., 1 h��^pe  they will like each other. It will be decidedly embarrassing otherwise, now  that I am so irretrievably entangled in  this self sought flirtation with Mr. Mo-  Arthur. John Austin, who is coming,  must speak for himself when he arrives,  but I have always considered him just  the very finest fellowjn the world..  J'HSTOil'i. ' '    '  "A mouth is goito and 1 can bear thin  no longer. She bo-gins to shrink frcrn'i ��y  advances. Why should she? This isoi.ip  a part we :��rft playing���a part w* tre  playing indeed���t is lile or de:tth fur  one at least, and this suspense isbeycnd  endurance. I must see her at c.ucv and  end this foolish romance of dreadful uncertainty."  A man with some g-^ac purpose of  heart showing in his -.yes oarvrs the  lodging house and walks rwiMly to a  room at tho far end of a long rorrid r.  Some one is the>\-i btfore him, kao-*ki.iS  at the1 door, evidently a new arrival  from the States.' Ha will wait iQul^ide  for the intruder to leave. The door ho  watches with devouring eyes opens to  the stranger's knock. There is a quick  cry, "John, ray hushyr d!"  For the first -time Ward McArthur'*  geld  claim   proved valueless. j  Some Chestnut Conclusions. j  There has  been much discussion  as  to  how  tho  horse chestnut tr��*o  derived its  name    Somo scientists have declared that  it. is so called becauso of  the shape ot   tho  leaf, which resembles a horse's hoof   This  resemblance is   particularly marked  near  tho intersection of  the twigs     But  other  equally learned  men   have asserted  that  tho prefix "horse" simply moans largo or  coarse or strong     Hence tho mime  horse '  chestnut is due to tho size of the nut the '  tree bears.    In   the  same   manner  horse  leech, horsefly, horse  laugh,  horse sense  end horseradish have no connection what- ;  ever with  the animal, but denote size or '  (Strength    i  Ought to See His Brother. |  Teacher (to a scholar with  a very dirty ���  face)���Jimmy, I think you are just ahuut  as dirty as any boy in the eity j  Jimmy���You'd ought to see my brother, j  Teacher���Does your brother have a dirty i  face oftener than you do?  Jimmy���Well, mother says she don't be- I  lieve he's washed his face sijxce he got It. '  ���Truth.  She Remembered the Text.  A little girl heard a sermon from the  words "My cup runneth over; surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the  days of my life." On returning home she  was asked if she could remember the minister's text and replied: "Yes, indeed. It  was ' Mercy I Goodness I My cup's tipped  over.' "���Woman's Journal.  It Was R��de.  Dorothy and Marjory were out with  their nurse when they met a negro man,  end Marjory said:  "Oh, see!    There goes a nigger!"  Why, Marjory," exclaimed Dorothy^  you must not say'nigger!' ,It:s dreadful rude Vou -should say 'coon.' "���Harder'sitezar.  mr:z  u  Strong Words About Women.  If there were no women compelled by  circumstances to take care of themselves,  tho march of tho "woman's movement"  would cease. For, in spite of her modern  rattle of independence and her assertion  that she is as big as a man any day, woman by nature loves best a cozy corner and  the course of life that helps to make and  keep it cozy, and blame her as men may  do it is not her fault that she does not  plan to perpetually enjoy and grace that  corner.  It is rhetorically and poetically all very  well to entreat woman to adorn the hearthstone and cling'to home, but as practical  advice most of such entreaty is absolutely ���  nothing, for such is the stress of circumstances that woman often cannot adorn ���  tho hearthstone and cling to home at the  same time. In short, if she would adorn  the hearthstone she must frequently do it  by such outside work as will aid in keeping a hearthstone at all and .insuring tho  necessary hearthstone accompaniments.  There ar�� only two classes of reputable  women who forsake the shelter of the  home. They are tho class forced into the  open by necessity and thojse enticed there  " by personal aiol i*ion. One of these < '��� asses  cannot heed ex imitations to be sohJy do  mestic; the other will not.  It is a question whether tho personally  ambitious woman is not beyond the help ���  of earth or heaven. If she is not posh.'g  In tho foreiror.t of some movement in  tho interest of late fads, she is turning  her world inside down with private  schemes tending to her personal advancement. JShe is joined to her idols, and because of her the bewildered daughters of  mankind are often led to bow at sfir:e��:s  of her erection.  In spite of the congratulations ���they bestow upon themselves in the public prints  and on the rostrum it is not certain that  women aro now more happy than they  were 100 years ago. But they are more  fortunate and undeniably more independent, and when their hopes are fulfilled"  and their times aro less strenuous they  will doubtless know a fuller content.  Meanwhile they may already*" choose  their work without asking permission of  any man. Prejudice and power now shut  hut h-w gates against them, and at those  c��'ed portals they have already arrived  and their resolute knocking is heard anti  prophesies that persistence shall yet further prevail. It is no longer "What can she  dor" but "What will she elect to do?"���  Mrs. George Archibald in Klmira Telegram.  MSsb Thursby's Modal.  No one can meet Miss Emma Thursby  Without noticing that she always wear?  about her neck or fastened at some part of ���  her gown a large medal, says the JSew  York Sun. Its history is full of interest.  Alexander II, emperor of Russia, was an  ardent lover of music. At the time of his  visit to Great Britain ho heard for the firbt  time at Her Majesty's theater in London  Therese Caroline Titicns, the great prima  donna of the day. She was then giving  her impersonation of Valentine in "T|i  Huguenots." Alexander was enchantec  with her mighty soprano voice. Vir-f became a great favorite with him, and he  would never miss, if possible, an opportunity to hear her sing. -^* --. THE ECONOMIST.  U  z.-( Jt.\  ppm  oint for uoat  est Pass arid Be  IT"*-^ ���   1  if  ountain Mines on the Crow'  lington and Nelson "  ways.  The Center of One of the,Finest Agricultural and Fruit Growing Districts in West Kootenay.  For Information and Price List Apply to  -���:-���=auBS5}��-  OR TO���  E. MALLANlDA/NE, , -  .gent,  Creston, B, C."  A,  L. A. HAMILTON,  Land Commissioner C, P. R.  Winnipeg.  3r~E  ��  MidT^RLAJNTD, A-geiit, Nel  ��  wa^rtnra'~rram&rw^^g3Hg^v3>a.W3ira^a>��p^^  0     3  a i ta i ii on revs ���� iriituCi  'j  Next to Nelson Ilofci, Baker Siroet, Telephone No. 9.}.  i:  /CE Cr��=iH  Agents for  Vtctouia Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  ALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mait, and Empire   k  Toronto Farm and Ftrfftoe  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  #a  AND   ����������r.ria!ggy  /  fRESH  *.A.  >aHTDrilla rbUsLo  Received Daily.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and j Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. (Turned Work-  ������5sragtf��^sg5aKa^&;ay3Sg3^^  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All  communications  relating  to British Columbia to be addressed to  P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  J RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager {JM P I 'QOJM    R    iP  S.STFOWLER, E, M., Mining Engineer inLLOan, D. O-  ,    COMHANDING ATTENTION    .     J  is   simply a'  matter  of being !J  well dressed. |  Those who wear garments \  cut and tailored by us will re- \  ceive all the attention a well j  dressed man deserves. i  Our winter suits of Harris j  Homespuns are marvels of I  good quality, good style aud |  good workmaship; The���|  value is great. j  lesson  i. ��� 1,-ja,- ���ir,-rr��T-~ ;,r,?T*"��-=*���-  VWwTKaritf rT7?��ca"J'iaTP ^",gTir"v-,,:r3ir5CT'ir)-*iraf?t.aacira^gg.Ara-��fcr,reQg:*  ���*^v  it will be to your interest to inspect our stock of FISHING  TACKLE before selecting your outfit for the season.  All our Goods imported direct from English!  American and Canadian Manufacturers.  LAWRENCE  Shelf and  Heavy Hardwade  son,yB.,C,  ��� Victoria Colonist,: "The Nelson  Tribune -wants to see 'The Labor  Conciliation and Arbitration Act of  1894'applied to the dispute between  the mine-owners and the miner? for  the purpose of avoiding difficulties  under the eight-hour law. We do  not see that any remedy lies in this  direction, unless  both  parties  are  willing to have the matter settled  under the act. y The Government:  cannot compel men to work for less  than they demand, nor employers  to pay more than thev think they:  can afford. The act only authorizes the settlement of disputes  brought within its purview by the  voluntary act of the parties to  th��m."  i;i..f<..viJT'..'>   .,,**^< rbi.-j-ro&j-'^t. Thv s'ifL.'.'ll.'ir. ���-!���*��������. p-iRt. (..-: 'i��r\r& ,iuir.i >���*���_.*��� ��� *-���-��� (��fV WVS f.."y '���".(.:��.'' ,<r .��� \ T��9fc'\_:. .ft:MA,*i;,.s.^ ���-!-..>;.��� .-rt Spa.?,�� -.:j-j9"-r .1 i-��">-'aii'>iii,.Tffcr.V-*j-5 ji*i Wiii rysfc'���-..��"��������"�����������>* ,JSvViE\*K ������ ���.*������.������:���.���  ^..-.l*���|��-, i '-���*u-Fi.t��z r-jZs5-i smBH HE Z&^QSZftefSZasj&Bt&gs  ��L��ue*3ttg3��3S��5?^^  ^^^uZi^^^y^  y.m  1 syEyuy^^sJ/^yhy,:i%yy;* "... y  f��ff^ 'h^yyy'yi0m^yy^>s:^k%s'vir^'' "���  1    "  ;fe;"-'-'f';'-:,-I-^"'i"''"fe'  THE   ECONOMIST  ��:'  ytMyiti  m  .,,Jt.-  '* x:m!^y^P^yyi^y  yy-.  wy  y\  m  \$&i  IT* JT-��"  ,    ������    / -    -   *  Ii  iji^iiprs ^   y (EyE: EE y E  WE'���' [ "Wines ,' i/E;; .��� (;;.:,;;;  iirs^yy;^  Beer :,,V:'r "''"���-'  Tobaccos  .  Carpets  Mattizu  Boots and ShoesE  eWe^t  Cigarettes  Cement  ts  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed     ; ;  y^../;;q^  ...,,,..,��.,..,-.,.���,.,,      poster  ������    y^  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  *,.. j  i*'*"  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Bng.  KOOTENAY Bi.ANCH  NELSON, B.C.  *i$;i\f "yy' <  >.   ���* h   * J" ft  1b*�� 1 1^ ��  ���u    *���.-���*   *i y.-rv\. '*���' /*" v-  ���* ���.:  S00 LINE  ���... V" -  y '&*>: '  %?' >. \' y  ^"'    -A.   C  f  -Offer  Optional  Routes East  -y   ^ '  via. '   '  Revel stoke or Kootenay Ldg.  !> ->->  I  ^   Through tickets issued and no customs dif-  " Acuities with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily 0to St.  Paul, Thursday 3 for Montreal and'Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  ������  j  ii( -y  )y y  ,    ^v Mountain Climbing.  r     r"��l The Canadian Pad fie Railway Company has  stationed Suibi guides at Banff, Lakes in the  zy, Clouds,  and  Glader, for the eonvenienoe  of  ���y   toruists wishing to explore the mountains in  those vicinities.    Ask for a copy of " Swiss  x ;     Guide " folder.  "What a solemn expression that  Miss Crosscut wears ?';  "Yes; she is either profoundly  miellectunlor intensely stupid."  l< Don't you know th��t you talk  in your sleep, Henry ?'' asked his  wife.  "Well, do you begrudge me those  few words also ?" he snapped back  Established 1879. " 20 Years Old and Still Growing."  Parsons Produce Company,  Wholesale Commission Merchants,  COLD STORAGE,   WAREHOUSEMEN     AND   JOBBERS   OF   GREEN    FRUITS.  Head Office: Winnipeg, R. A. Rogers, Mgr. Western Branches:  Manager for Western B. C, John Parsons, Vancouver. Manager  foi Yukon District, Chas. Milne, Dawson. Manager for Kooteny  District, P. J. Russell, Nelson. <  rf'-J  Brandies:  <:   Vancouver, A. P. Rolph, Mgr.; Dawson City, A. G-. Cunningham, Mgr.;  P. J. Russell, Mgr.; Atlin City, J. A. Fraser, Mgr.  jjNolson,  Largest Receivers of Butter and Eggs in the Canadian Northwest.  Stocks Carried'at Victoria, Rossland, Cranbrook, Greenwood, Revelstoke.  A  ���,  B  J; v      ic  >-.  .JE.  t ~  Connections.  ' ROSSLAND, TKUL, ROBSON akd MAIX LINE  -Daily Dailv  5:40 p.m. lea\es ���NELSON���arrives 30:30 p.m.  Kootenay Lake��� Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.^  leaves��� MELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Moyic:  Father���Why, when I was vour  age I didn't have as much money  in a month ns you spend in a day.  Son���Well, papa, don't scold me  ahout it. Why don't you go fur  grandfather ?"  " One of the most impressive lessons of my childhood was to lay hy  Mo   Wed and Fri ���     Tues. Th,i�� and Sat I -f'��f-thi"g    ^   *   '^V    day,"   ex-'  8 a.m.   iea\es ��� nelson ��� arrives 6:f>o p. m.: claimed a wet tramp as he enl'ered  Makes connection at Pilot I^aywith str Kokanee j .,   .v.M-tirl^/.Ati.,^   ��.,^    t-u u-  1 a both directions and  at  Kootenay Landing ! *l W:[> ' I(le ^ttage   and    tnrew him-  uith   trains   to   and  from  Crow's   Nest   Lini*''  .,\:   1 v...      i���  -j    .u     1 ���.   1  PomK .seJtilown beside the kitchen, stove  Samio.v vndSi.oc.vn L.VKE POIXT.S. '    Kk Sun  9:00 a.m. lea\e>>  en There's Sickness  In the home, then it is that thoughtful, careful work is desired in  the filling of the  PRESCRIPTION,  It's a time when you wish to avail yourself of best and promptest  methods���of purest, freshest drugs.  Trailing Pas-?   Agent,  Nelson. B.C.'  -'Disl. Pass. Agent  "��� ..Vancouver B.C.'  '<���*  s-elson- arrives 2:20 p.m.'���     ^rs- ^ec^���I could never "under-  Ascertain 1 tie*   and   full information from ��� <t a nd  wh v t hprf�� a rp    no    marriuopa  nearest local agent, C. E. Beaslev, Citv Ticket      UU1U  vw,.>   l-lieie are    no    mamdpes  Agent or k. u   mtEW, Agom, Nelson, b. c.   in heaven, ns tlie Bible  says   is the  W. F. Anderson, E. j. Coyle,        !v���,til ''  :��������� ��� ' ^      \stl~ t?.  JJenry���A\'el 1, there ha? got to be  some way; to-disUrigui.-h it from the  ��� other.phice..  ��� "It is unutterably sad," she said,  ''unutt^Tiibly sad," and went on  t���-< 1 kitys and ta,lking and".'ta 1 king  ;>l��oul it.  :  "L wish it was," remarked her  hu^baiid, when he had a ichanre to  speak, as he laid aside his news-  p:i))er, hopelessly.  , 'Was   whht ? '   she  inquired   in  some astonishment.   '.'.  " Unutterably sad;" and thfre  was a lull. . r  We conduct on modern lines one of the  best prescriptions departments;   we'  avail ourselves of every point that adds to its reliability���its prompt  helpfulness, and the prescription is always filled as desired.  We never substitute.   A special reasonableness in  our prices makes it always a matter of  economy to have it tilled here.  Oj  t j  Atlantic Steamship TiGkets.  To and from Euiopean points via Canadian'  and American lines.    Apply,for sailing dates.  rateb, tickets and full information to any C. P.  R\r Agent or  C.  P. R. City Ticket Agent,  Nelson.  . STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  �����  0��  X  YJ  Dominion and  ,      Provinciai^^^sB,^^  Land Surveyor,  jBpp, Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  St. Alice Natural Mineral Water, Ye Olde,;       "��� ���;'  Fashioned English. Ginger Beer. ,  THORRE & COMPANY,  LIMITED  Victoria.        Vancouver.        Nelson.  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in British Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies., * Qpp. Postoffice.  u��sa  Ma��aB!SBBaBaEHCTH��8MMM{��^^

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