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 VOL.  I.  NELSON,  B.C.,  THURSDAY,   JUNE   30,,   1898.  NO.  52.  E NELSON .ECONOil-1 ST.  Issued at the city of Nelson, B. G.  C. Dell-Smith .;.  .Editor  P. J. O'Reilly  ,'.'.' .Manager  SUBSCRIPTION HATES:  One Year to Canada and United States. -...-.��� ���...'.. .$2.00  If paid in advance.. '.':............ . ,1.50  ��ne Year to Great Britain. 2.50  If paid in advance.................................:.... 2 00  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,   Draft,   P. O:   Order,  or  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.  It is satisfactory to report that A. S. Far-  well is feGeiving great encouragement in his  canvass. The campaign is being conducted  systematically by himself and his committee,  and from the promises of support already  received there can be no doubt that the cause  of the Opposition is lost in this riding.  As far as   Mr. Farwell   and   those   working  with him are concerned, the present campaign  is being conducted openly  and fairly.     Not a  word has been uttered that could be construed  as in any degree reflecting upon the character  of the opp)nent.     In   asking   support   for the  Independent candidate the committee  who are  canvassing the riding do so on  the  merits of  their   man,  and   many   who   were   heretofore  warm   supporters   of   Mr.   Hume   avow their  determination   to   free   themselves of a party  which has done more harm th��;n  good for the  country.     The electors realize that Mr. Hume  is   not   the   right man in the right place, and  without meaning -any  disrespect   to   him, will  vote for his opponent, whom all acknowledge  to be a man of vastly superior attainments.  A point which the electors will do well to  consider is this, that an independent representative is more likely to win the ear of the government than an avowed Oppositionist. That  the Turner government will be returned to  power there cannot be a shadow of a doubt.  Is Kootenay, then, to be in the cold shades of  opposition ? Are we to have men on the floor  of the house whose reasonable requests no  government dare ignore, or men pledged to  obstruct and oppose everything proposed for  the betterment of the country simply because  the improvement is undertaken by those  responsible to the people ?    There has already  been too much obstruction and opposition, and  theV country has suffered in consequence.  What the Opposition members have been doing in the house the Opposition press is now  doing outside���stirring up envy,- hatred, malice and all uncharitableness. t  There is no such thing as chance. British  Columbia has made wonderful progress of  late, and this progress must be attributable to  some cause. We contend that it is mainly  due to the progressive policy of the Turner  government. Can the Opposition lay claim  to a single act of theirs which has been productive of good results? If so, we would like  to hear of it.  A most important section of British Columbia��� Kootenay-��� has   interests   peculiarly her  own.     It is therefore-essential that the representatives   from   this   section should   be   men  who understand the, wants of the   section  and  have the ability   of  presenting   them   intelligently and rationally.     Mr. Hume   lacks that  ability ;  Mr.   Farwell   enjoys   it;   the   former  gentleman is the   willing slave   of  party; the  latter is bound by uosu:h ties.     Mr. Hume is  an   avowed   foe   of  the government, Mr. Far-  well a respected friend, so long as the government is worthy of his friendship.     While the  general   conduct   of. provincial   business is   a  subject of great moment to all of us, the interests of our own immediate district demand our  first   care.     An   independent   representative,  owing allegiance to no part}', is certainlj' in a  better position to enforce the claims of his district than one who is pledged to lose his identity in an   opposition   clique.     Mr.   Hume   is  the slave of a discredited, disorganized party ;  Mr. Farwell is a free   man, and   will   exercise  his   independence   to the advantage of  those  who repose confidence in him.  From   his   long residence   in   this country,  there   is,   perhaps,   no    man   more   generally  known or more highly  respected   than   A.  S.  Farwell,  the  Independent   candidate   for this  riding.     Those who have known  him longest  ���and he  has been ' for   over   thirty   years in  British Columbia���are they  who   speak most  highly of him.     If there be any person on  the  voters' list to whom Mr. Farwell is not known  then we say it is their   duty   before   marking  their ballot to ascertain what  manner   of man  he is.     Ask his   friends���you   cannot   ask his  foes, for   he   has  none���ask   those   who have   j  been in his employment, or those by whom he   ;  has been empkwed in his professional capacity  j  as   engineer   and  surveyor,  and   yon   will be   ;  easily satisfied that he is such a one as will do   ;  the right  thing   by. you.     For   a   number of  years Mr. Farwell,held the responsible position  Of surveyor-general of this  province.     He has  always   lived   an   active   life, and   those   who  know him best say that he possesses   as much  |   energy today as ever.  \ He  is   thoroughly ac-  ]   quainted   with   Kootenay   and her needs, and  has not to be told what   is   good   for   her and  What bad. " His opinion carries weight, and is  always'respected.     This is the stamp of representative the   people   have   been   longing  for,  and now that they   have  the   opportunity of  choosing between him and J. Fred Hume, it is  not.difficult to sav what the decision will be.  The proof of the pudding   is in   the. eating.  What has J. Fred Hume done for  this district  as its representative in the   provincial   legislature ?     Fie has   never   been   accused  of doing  any good for his constituents.     He served  the  Opposition members well by voting with them  on all occ isions, but what have the Opposition  members done for Mr. Hume's constituents in  return for his faithful services ?  Ma}ror   'Houston    propounded    a    series   of  questions for Hon. J. H. Turner,   which   were  put   at   the  public meeting and   satisfactorily  answered.     One of these had reference to the  premier's connection with  mining  companies.  It    was   explained   by   the   premier   that   he  allowed his name to be used by these campau-  ies,   with   the   object  of  attracting  capital to  British Columbia, and that it was  having the  desired   effect.     He   added,   however, the significant   fact   that   personally    he   had    made  nothing out of these mining companies.     Premier   Turner's   name    gave   prestige   to   the  undertakings   alluded   to.     As   mayor   of the  city, it would be interesting to  know whether  John Houston is after prestige  or profit.       As  manner and director of  the   Nelson   Elec:ric  Light Co., Mayor Houston  forced the sale of  the concern on the citv.  Premier Turner has issued an open letter to  the electors of British Columbia, which is a  complete review of the situation, and a perfect  justification of the policy of-his government.  Speaking of miners' licenses, the Premier says .  " The question of miners' licenses is another  that has had the very serious consideration of  the government. It is, understand, as in the  case of the mortgage tax, one which has  always been in existence in British Columbia,  and for which this government is not in any  way responsible, as you would be led to  believe. This government has simply not  altered the law, that is all.    It was announced  muMi^MS^WtTOti^^ m  i     .-i-i"    '���  )    ill-   ���  : # -  f '.'.ill i  ill;  ���;f!i  I' nil.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  6 ms  |l  U k -t  lr-"  i-T(3  IK fl  '   ���'���TS.f  (If  I If?  lift'  Hi  f si  *1  ��� i  4  ft  ���f  'f-  some time ago that this tax on working miners  in metalliferous mines would be taken off, but  a great deal of opposition   was   raised, on the  ground that the majority of the miners in the  new districts, many of whom, by the way, are  prospectors and claim owners as  well, are not  British   subjects, and   while   earning  a livelihood and having all the advantages of citizenship, would contribute   practically nothing to  the revenues of the country.   .This  is   some-  thing the force of which cannot  be denied.     I  -am' willing to admit the justice of there being  no distinction among Working miners of any  class, and the government is disposed to place  all on equal footing as soon  as   it   can  see its  way   clear   to  do so.     The   government   will  endeavor to so adjust  the matter,   keeping in  mind   the   objection  which   has   already been  referred to, as to meet the whole requirements  of the case.     It is a   matter   surrounded with  some difficulties ; but can, I believe,  be remedied satis factoril v."  There will  be   a   big   battle   fought   one of  these days between the United States  and the  Spanish, and   once   it comes   to fighting some  lives will be lost.     War, as we all  know,  is a  very expensive  pastime,   particularly   for the  people   of  the United  States, who are paying  out millions of dollars annuall}' to parties who  are alleged  to  have   participated   in   the civil  war,  and   their surviving  friends.     After  the  Spaniards have been settled for what a list of  pensioners   there    will   be !      He   who  leaves  both of his hands in the   war   hospital���these  members having been destroyed in the line of  duty���will   enjoy   an   allowance    of   $ioo    a  mouth,   in   addition   to the   other perquisites  '.sjllowed-by the  government.     The  same  will  be given for the   loss of both eyes.     The loss  of    both    feet  will   be worth   $72    a month.  One hand and one foot together will  be worth  $36, the  same as given  for amputation at or  above one elbow or  knee.     One hand   or one  foot will be worth $30, the same as given for  total deafness.     Should a stray Spanish bullet  happen by chance to gouge out one eye, $17 a  month will be paid, but if the eye remains and  merely the sight is lost, the monthl}' allowance  will be $5 less.     Total deafness in one ear wiil  be worth $10 a month, as will   also   the   trimming off of all the toes on one foot.     A thumb  will be worth $S a month, an index finger $4,  any   other   finger   $2, a   big toe   $6, and an}7,  other toe $2.     Pensions allowed for death will  depend upon the rank of the victim, the number of persons dependent upon   him  and their  ap-es.     The widow of an enlisted man  will get  $12 a month, and each of her   minor  children  $2.     Widow's and orphans of naval and army  officers of high rank will  doubtless get handsome   pensions   from  Congress,  if  possessing  sufficient influence and the  necessary recommendations.  In Japan the}' have no undertakers. When  a man dies his friends make a coffin and bur}r  him, and the mourning is done afterwards.  There are no political undertakers in this province. When a party dies a natural death or  is   killed   it   is   buried by its friends, and the  mourning is done afterwards. There will be  a lot of grief and mourning in the Opposition  camp after July gib.  It  is   reported   that   preliminary   steps   are  being taken to summon   a   conference   of ail  South and Central American republics  to consider  the   advisability  of adopting defensive  measures  against" future   aggression    by   the  United States.    The Hispano-American republics see danger in   the  prospect  that, the moment the United States has effected its purpose  in Cuba it  will seek to   extend   its   influence  and   authority    over    the    Spanish-speaking  republics.     In countries so subject to revolutionary outbreaks it wrould be an easy task for  the   United  States to foment  insurrectionary  movements���as the Spaniards claim   has been  done in Cuba-���with the object of finally intervening and absorbing these states individually  or placing them under its protection.  '' The party wsls beheaded '' is merely a  figure of speech, but it will be very well  applied to the Opposition on and after election  day.  Rodin's long-delayed statue of Balzac, the  plaster cast for which is on exhibition at, the  Paris Salon, has raised an artistic storm, some  people declaring it to be a work of genius,  while almost everyone laughs at it. The  sculptor himself explains that he has represented the novelist as struck by an idea in the  middle of the night and h-istening to his work  table to write it down.     The figure is therefore  .^  clad in a nightdown, the folds of which are  gathered up in one hand. The Societe des  Gens de Lettres, which ordered the statue, has  refused to accept it, but it has been bought by  one of Rodin's admirers.  The more economical treatment of ore is a  subject to which sjience is at present devoting  a great deal of atte itio 1,  and   some   of  these  days a  simple, cheap  process  will   be  discovered.     Now and again   a claim   is   m ide  that  the object has bee 1 accomplished, a id that the  low grade ores which   are dumped  around all  our mines in such large bodies will be worked  with a profit.     Not long ago an American was  reported to have hit upon the plan  of making  gold out of other metals,   and   it   was   said   in  favor of his process that it was worth seyenty-  five    cents    on    the    dollar.       However,    the  alleged gold-producer is not now   in  the business, so that it is safe to infer that  there must  have been some mistake in his calculations, or  that   his combination  will not  work.     Something   over   a   year   ago   a couple of scientific  visitors   startled   the   Rossbnd   camp   by the  announcement that they could  treat the most  refractory ores at $2 per   ton.     On  that   occasion, we remember, there was an implied competition between tke two   bright  fellows who  hit upon the ingenious idea, and. both   left the  city in a great hurry to just  whisper  the discovery in  the   ear   of  capital   and   commence  operations.     But they have not since returned,  and   no  more  is now being heard of the two-  dollar   process.    The   latest  discovery is   the   '  Zymean process Of treating  ore.     It  is   desi  cribed in the East  Kootenay Miner���a repre-j  sentative of that paper having   witnessed exj  periments   conducted   by   Gordon   Cumminj  Keith,   M. E., of  Golden.     The   Miner   says  that under the new process the ores are pulverized, then by chemical action dissolved into aj  solution, and from this solution the metals are]  taken out in a metallic state.      All metal   can  be  extrocted   from  mineral without any sub-J  stance of the   mineral   being  lost  or  wasted.  This  is   certainly   important.     The   Zymean  S}'stem   is   to be introduced,   we   are  told, at  Golden,   Vancouver   and  Rossland, but, adbs  the  Miner,   "there  is no   reason   why  every  shipping mine -.with a large output should not]  hive its own works   for   the   treatment of its  ores.     It is estimated that the cost of extracting   ore   by  this  new process will,riot exceed  ten   cents   per   ton."      We   will   watch   with  interest the development of this new   process,  and if the ores of this  section   cen   be treated  succesafully at ten cents per ton   we will hold  on to our claims and become millionaires.  Two brokers just sent to jail in England for  "kiting " commercial paper are said to have  floated $i0,000,000 of worthless notes in six  years.  " wholesome   free-  to   that   so-called  Tomorrow will be Dominion Day, when the  people   of   Canada   will    celebrate   the  .3.1st.  anniversary of confederation.     Our  own  fair  British Columbia was not  among the   first to  join the family circle, but   for   over  a decade  she has enjoyed all the  advantages (and some  of the disadvantages of the connection.     However,   dear   Canada's  family is a  happ}*- one.  Never in the history of the country have prospects been brighter than   at   present, and cer-  tainl}' never has that spirit  of true  patriotism  been so conspicuous.     Our heritage is one of  which we ma}^ justly feel proud.    There is not  under   the   canopy   of   heaven   a   country   in  which wholesome freedom can be enjo}Ted to a  greater  degree.     We   say  dom ''   111   contradistinction  freedom which entitles a man  to   be   offensive  to his neighbor and stimulates a disregard for  the    feelings    of   others.      This   "Wild   and  Woolly West" of ours���this l,Sea of Mountains "���is today the most promising member  of Canada's  family, and   none   will   celebrate  Dominion  Day  more heartily   than   she.     In  this   connection    Nelson   takes   a   prominent  part.  Let   us consider  for a moment our national  inheritance, and see if it is not   one   of which  we may justly feel  proud.     The Dominion of  Canada comprises an area of about 3,500,000  square   miles,   extending   from   east   to   west  3,500   miles, and   from   north   to south about  1,900.     In   this   area  is embraced the largest  and   best   wheat-producing   country   in   thei-  world,    the   amplest   suppl}^   of   timber   yet  remaining to  man, fisheries   on   the   Atlantic  and   Pacific   seaboards   that  are   exhaustless,  and the richest mineral deposits on the face of  the globe.     It is somewhat difficult to  give a  fair idea of the extent of the  country  we are  pleased to call our  own, or the   immensit3r of  HWUIIHUWJUMILUJIU  .wrajiwuimMttSKai���  fleuuiWlilMMimiiB.mmismiB' THE NELSON  ECONOMIST.  its resources.    As to size, let   us   draw a few  comparisons.      Canada is forty times as large  as   England, Wales and   Scotland   combined.  New South Wales contains an area of 309,175  square miles, and is larger  than France, Italy  and   Sicily;    and  yet   Canada   would   make  eleven countries the size of New South Wales.  British   India   is   large  enough to   contain   a  population of 250,000,000, and yet  three British Indias could be carved out of Canada, and  still leave enough to make a Queensland.and a  Victoria.     Canada is sixteen times as large as  the   great   German   Empire, with   its twenty-  seven provinces, and its influence in European  affairs.     As to our resources, they  are simply  illimitable.     The deep sea fisheries of Canada,  including those of Newfoundland, yield about  $20,000,000   per   annum ; our forest products  top this figure by $1,000,000 ;  our goldmines  ���well, the total   products   put  down   in  cold  type would be stupendous,   running  up to at  least nine responsible figures.       We have upwards of 12,000 miles of  railway operating in  Canada, and several thousand miles   in course  of construction,   the   bulk   of  the   new   rails  being   laid   in   British  Columbia.     Canada is  the third maritime power of  the   world, being  exceeded    only    by    Great    Britain    and    the  United States.     Surely   such  a   countr}-   possesses   attractions nowhere  else presented, and  that her people should celebrate her natal day  with eathusiasm is but in the order of things.  Which of the many leaders of the Opposition  would Mr. Hume follow,   if  elected.     It  was  all very  well   during   the   last   session   when  there was a recognized   head, and   Mr.   Plume  knew who to take orders from ;  but  he  would  be quite at sea if called   upon to obey  conflicting   directions.     li~ Joe  Martin,   for instance,  happened   to   be   the   leader  of the particular  Opposition     clique    to     which      Mr.     Hume  attached himself, and that he proposed to exclude children   of the   Roman   Catholic   faith  from   public   schools   or   to  impose a penalty  upon   persons   speaking the French language  in   a   British community,   would   Mr.   Hume  support him ?    Mr. Hume is naturally  a very  tolerant man, but he   is   so   bound   up   in  the  Opposition party   that opposition   has become  his political   ereed,   and   no   matter   what his  leader ordered Mr. Hume would do.  City Engineer McCulloch has been instructed to prepare plans for the extension of  the sewerage and waterworks S3rstems, the  ratepayers having declared their willingness  to bear the expense of these works It is to  be hoped that no time will be lost in laying  the mains, once it has been decided where  the> are to be laid. Now that the streets qre  being graded, it would be most desirable that  connections should be made as the work proceeds. The constant breaking up a road-bed  mould not be allowed, and can easily be  avoided by arranging that connections be  made as the work proceeds. Especially should  this rule be applied to sewer connections.  doing business in Nelson. While the benefits  of fire insurance are fully appreciated by the  residents of Nelson the price paid to secure  them is unsatisfactory. True, the majority of  our buildings are wooden structures-, and the  risk is considerable, but ever}7 day a better and  safer class of building is being put up, superior protection afforded, greater "water pressure  furnished, and risks generally /diminished-.---,-  With the diminution of risk there ought at  least to be a corresponding reduction in rates,  and if the comoanies have not seen fit to make  1  a cut the citizens are entitled to a regular contribution    from    these   , wealthy    institutions'  towards the conduct of municipal affairs.    Bylaw No. 30 will be very generally approved.  The Nelson Miner has dropped off the fence  and fallen to the Opposition side. At least,  that was the position the Miner was in this  morning. However, it may be on> the fence  again tomorrow morning, and the next day  may accidentally find it , on the other side.  But on the fence is the Miner's established  position, and vvhen it drops down it is as liable  to fail to one side as the other���according to  circumstances. There is rejoicing in the Far-  well camp that the Miner has not declared  itself independent on this occasion. The editorial columns, so long" devoted to the settle-  ment of the affairs of Europe, Asia, Africa,  America, -Spain- and Kuskonook, are this  morning t^ken up with politics, and the startling, if peculiarly conveyed, announcement  that " the city is very full this week with visitors here 011 legal business."  At last the preliminaries towards secur-'  ing a suitable site for a cemetery have been  gone through, and all that now retrains is for  the mayor to formally clinch the bargain with  the C. P. R. people. The site, near Cottonwood Creek, is a good one, and can be converted into a decent burial ground at comparatively a small cost. The removal of the interred bodies from their present resting place  will probably be deferred until the summer  season has passed. To attempt the task  sooner would be dangerous.  The city council have decided  to   impose a  tax of $200 per annum on insurance companies  We are in receipt of a letter from Mr. J. A.  Turner, in which he asks us to " have the decency to apologise" for certain statements  made in the last issue of The Economist.  We avail ourself of this, our first opportunity  of so doing. What we stated was that Mr.  Turner's name had been appearing in a number of provincial newspapers as a Government  candidate, and this being evidently a mistake,  we endeavored to correct it, and hope we have  succeeded in removing the impression which  the publication of such statement was likely to  leave on the public. In mentioning the matter, we were anxious to explain how it happened that Mr. Turner's name should have  appeared in this connection in the provincial  newspapers referred to. The only explanation was that rumor had it, several weeks ago:  that the gentleman was likely to be a candidate. This rumor was general in town ���  everybody   knows   it   was���and   Mr.   Turner  himself is awTare; of the fact. In his letter to  us, Mr: Turner states that the rumor was  absolutely false, as is also -the statement that  he had gone so far as to make arrangements  with a local paper of doubtful politics to support his candidature. We accept Mr. Turner's  statement in full, and also his kindly advice to  us to make out as strong a case as we can for  Mr, Farwell ; and can assure Mr. Turner that  the battle, on our side, at least, shall be fair,  square and manly.  There are at present two supreme court  judges sitting in Nelson, so great has been  the accumulation of business., This shows  the absolute necessity of providing better  court house facilities and more /frequent visits  feom the gentlemen of the bench. As far as  the criminal calendar was concerned,c" there  were but four cases on the list,- and three of  these might very well have been disposed of  in a lower court. It is-the civil business that  has been piling up.  " The deal is off" between the  Le Roi peo-  pte and the British  American  Corporation   for  the   purchase   of  the   big   mine at the    price  agreed   upon   by   the   directors���$3,000,000.  This is somewhat  unfortunate, as the   possession of the Le  Roi   was   one   of  the   drawing  cards played by the   corporation   to   swell  the  stock list.     As announced in our last  issue an  injunction was secured in Spokane restraining .  parties   in   the   pool to vote their stock.     The  seal of the company was stolen from the offices  in Spokane a few days  ago,   and   it   was  then  deemed advisable by those favoring the sale to  remove the books and documents to Rossl-md.  This the}' succeeded in doing, despite the vigilance of a baud of sheriffs.     On Monday night  a meeting was held at the company's offices at  Rossland, but for want of a quorum   was adjourned until yesterday, when again there was  no quorum.     A determined, effort was made to  block the proceedings, and an  equally   vigorous struggle to put them through. But without  a quorum nothing could   be   done by the purchasers in the way of ratifying the agreement.  The fieht was a bitter  one. and   resulted in  a  victory for the opposition with the  result that  the $500,000 deposited as   '0   preliminary  payment was returned to the corporation, and the  equivalent   Le   Roi   stock deposited in escrow  by the Le Roi company to secure the cheque  was ������ lso  refunded.     Perhaps   it   was   as  well  that this should have been done, as the course  will avert prolonged and expensive   litigation.  It was a bad mistake on the   part of  the   corporation   to   announce  that they  had  secured  the big property before it had fully passed into  their   hands.     it   gave   the  Le   Roi  people   a  cinch which they are now using.     The British  America Corporation has secured   the   properties surrounding the   Le Roi,   but it   was the  proximity to the famous mine  which  gave its  neighbors what may  prove   to   be   a  fictitious  value.     How the calling  off of  the   deal  will  affect the corporation remains to   be   seen.     It  is   to   be   hoped   that   it   will not turn British  capital from this country, and that the circumstances surrounding the transaction will prove  to be nothing: worse than t-. bad mistake.  *m��!WUM��14ltUU��<��  MW��Ml��imMIIMUMMI��MMitl��M������.��!lt^M^  ^sms^^^^^^mi^^sii^^m^saim^s^sss^i^s^s^^^^^^S^^^S^^^^B^^^  RACK I  ,��'  vi!  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  13    ;  it ;!;!  lM!l}-;i  "������" i!|  Is? -|  111  ii  it  I tit  I  . l>'  'iff  If  Ml  If; (ti  I Mi-i-i  II  f  Iff;  ��8'i  Jill!  IK!  it'  CANOEING    AND    CONTRACTING.  The sun shone under her hat and made her  shade her eyes with her hand, as she looked  up at me, standing by the edge of the river.'  "Now, Mr. Conway," she said, "are you  quite sure you can manage a canoe ?"  "I'll promise you a new frock, Miss Delia,  if I upset you," said I, gallantly.  " Don't be rash, "she' laughed ;    4 V perhaps  I'll think a hew frock well worth a   wetting."  " I said���if I upset   you, "I   replied ;    " if  you upset yourself,  I cry off the bargain."  " I'm sure you'll never be so mean as to  argue the cause of the damage," said Delia ;  "anvwav, I'll risk it."  " I feel a little afraid," she said, as I gave  her my hand to help her a bo     1.  I am inclined to think,   he  .ever,   that   her  hesitation was;-hot altogether  due to   nervousness, but was a  little   influenced   by   the   fact  that she has the   prettiest "..little    feet   in    the  world and was wearing   the very   daintiest   of  brown shoes, which showed to the best advantage, as she stood   in   timid   uncertainty,   one  foot on shore and one poised  over   the   canoe.  I confess the attitude was   fascinating   to   me,  more especially as it necessitated   a   very   distinct pressure of my steadying band. .  I was the, more convinced that the timidity  was effected when she eventually.' settled herself among the cushions in the bow of the  canoe, for the orld as if to the manner born,  Indeed, as I stepped warily in the center of  the craft I am sure I was really the most nervous of the two, but then I could judge of my  shortcomings as a canoeist far better than she.  "Now, than," I said, " are you quite sure  you are comfortable?"  She gave a last smooth to the folds of her  brown skirt, gave a little pat to the sleeves of  her white blouse, and lay back against the red  cushions with a sigh of content.  " Yes," said she, sweetly ;   "I  am ready."  I let go the tuft, of grass   to   which   I   had  been   clinging,   pushed   off   gently   with   my  paddle, and we were fairly afloat.  The sunshine sparkled on the wTater, the  leaves of the trees, waved ever so softly in the  breeze, the bright colored dragon flies darted  hither and thither, while along the bank the  bees flew languidly from flower to flower, as  if they only kept themselves awake by. incessant buzzing.  " Isn't it delightful ?" murmured Delia.  " It is, indeed," I assented, but would have  done   so   more   truthfully   if  the bow of the  canoe had not displayed so great a reluctance  to keep straight up the river.  The splash of the water from the paddle  was wonderfully soothing, and my fair companion closed her eyes. Directly she did so,  politeness no longer debarred me from gazing  my fill at her upturned face.  I looked admiringly, taking mental stock  of her charms. How softly her dark eyelashes  swept her cheek���how coquettishly curved  her mouth���how dainty the suspicion of a  dimple either side her lips���how delicately  turned her chin���how becoming the red  cushion to her wealth of black  hair���yes,   un-  < t  i <  , doubted! y her nose was retrousse, but a fig  for your stately Greek beauties ! there is a  fascination in the���crash into the bank went  the bow of the canoe, and the   subject   of my  reverie opened' her eyes with the stwrt.';  For the life of rne I cannot steer a canoe and  think of something else at the same time.    By  the greatest good luck we were not upsetr  "I am most awfully sorry," I stampered.  I was nearly asleep," she said.  I can't think   what    happened;    it   was  dreadfully careless of me."  " O, it really doesn't matter," she replied  ���with a great good nature.  I paddled clear of the bank and vowed such  a collision should not occur again. Delia,  however, made no further attempt to go to  sleep.  " How smoothly the river runs," she said  though tfullv.  "Unlike the course of true love," I added  rather weaklv.  It was not a very apposite remark, but then  I knew the topic of love was a dangerous one  for me, and so, foolhardy, I courted it, as the  moth the candle.  There was a pause in the conversation,  wThile I successfully negotiated a sudden bend  in the river.  "It's a great pity, isn't?" said Delia.  " W^hat is ?" I.inquired.  "Why, that the course of true love never  runs smooth."  " O, but it does sometimes, really," I asserted.  " I suppose the love isn't really true, then,"  said   she.        "Nowadays,    books    and    plays  Miearly always end unhappily."  " O, well," said I, philosophically, "there  are two sorts of love ; there is a passionate  love, full of presentiment, which makes a man  mcrbid and melancholy, and forces him a  thousand times to curse the fate that brings it  to him, but this sort of love is too lofty for a  workaday world, and the only artistic ending  is a tragic one."  I am afraid I bored Delia now and again by  holding forth in this way, but she only gave  the politest possible yawn, as she said, "And  what about the other ?"  "The other," I went on, taking care to  watch the course of the canoe, "is a tender  pastoral love, which makes a man cheerful  and take rosy views of life, causing him to  thank heaven every day that such a love has  fallen to his lot, and the artistic ending is  wedding bells and domestic happiness."  Delia has the sweetest grny brown eyes,  and it is an extraordinary pleasure to look  into them longer than is actually necessary  while listening to, or making a remark ; only,  speaking of artistic endings made wre feel  quite certain that there was a more artistic  ending to such a look than mutually to drop  our eyes.  I was just thinking about this, and how  very  graceful  some   girls   look   in   a   canoe,  when, like a fool, I let my paddle catch in a  weed. I endeavored as gently as possible to  extricate it, but the weed proved obstinate.  Delia grew nervous and sat up in the canoe.  < i  O, please be careful,   Mr.   Conway,"   she]  cried. c'   ,��� \ ." ��� ,   /-���-���./  I pulled a trifle harder, but to no purpose.  Then I lost patience. I gave the paddle a  sharp jerk; the weed gave way all too suddenly  Delia gave a little scream, and I clutched  wildly at the side of the canoe in a vain attempt to keep my balance. . ... It was all!  over in a moment, and when I say all, I include Delia, myself and the canoe. Fortunately]  vre were close to the bank, and the water was  shallow. I scrambled ashore and helped Delia]  on to dry laud as best I could.  "Really, Miss Delia," I said, feeling unutterably foolish, as I caught the painter of c the  canoe and rescued the,, floating ..paddle, " I'll  never forgive myself for this ; I wish you w7ere  a man and could swear at me."  " What an awful fright I must look," said  poor Delia, putting back her wet hair from  her face.  I murmured of " venus rising frorn the sea,"  but indistinctly, suddenly doubting the propriety of the allusion.  " Don't forget your bargain, Mr. Conway,"  said she, shaking the water from her bedraggled skirt ; " will you order the frock or shall  I and send you in the bill?"  I know it was not. a very suitable occasion  to do anything so serious as make an offer of  marriage ; also, that it was a very prosaic way  of putting it, but, upon my word, I couldn't  help it. "I wish you would give me the  right to pa}- your bills," I s^iid.  Delia blushed and then she laughed.  " I don't, think I mind if I do," she said.  We were both very wet and both very  muddy, but I looked into those aforementioned  brown eyes, and this time she didn't turn  away, for I discovered the more artistic ending���I put my arm round her waist and kissed  her.  Golf is responsible for many  caddie stories.  One of the latest is about   a   youngster  and a  well known course in Scotland.       The  caddie  was waiting around a railway station   hoping  for an engagement to carry clubs.      Suddenly  he espied a new member carrying   a bunch  of  clubs under his arm.       " Carry your clubs for  a bob, sir," said the caddie to   the   new member.       The recruit looked daggers at the boy,  who followed   him to the   links.       The   new  member went into the clubhouse,   reappearing  with an opponent whose clubs were carried by  a boy.     " Carry your clubs for a tanner, sir,"  cried the persistent caddie,   but no  notice was  taken of the offer.    The new member's opponent opened with a   good   drive,   and   then the  novice placed the ball carefully,   threw himself  into position, swung his  club like a   foreham-  mer and���missed.  The rejected caddie laughed  joyfully.       Once more the   novice   drove and  missed, and the caddie's laughter became uproarious.       At the third try the ball  wss dis-"  lodged from its perch and   spun over  the turf  for about six feet. /'    "Hi,  mon,"   yelled   the  caddie deiisively,   " I'll carry   your  clubs for  the fun o' the thing."    The new member did.  not feel quite at home for the rest of the   day,  but caddie enjoyed himself.  lllPJWWIHilrtWift��MMlUaWMftWBK  wagm^uBraafyfiMbiffiB^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE'CITY COUNCIL  The   weekly  meeting of  the   City   Council  was held on Monday afternoon, Mayoa Houston    presiding.     Aid.    Teetzet,   -Ma lone _ and  [Madden were also present:,  A numerously-signed petition was handed  |m, calling for the" opening up of Victoria  |street, between Josephine, and Cedar streets.  After some discussion it was decided to  jm a k e the t h o r o u g h fa re p a s s a b'l e fo r t earn s,  and put down a four foot sidewalk from Stanley street east.    '// '���" ;.':���  , A letter was read .from Messrs. Innis &  Richards, on behalf of the owners of Addition  A, setting forth that the syndicate owning the  property would devote one !ot : for fire: purposes '."':  the council had asked for two.  ���Messrs- Gamble & O'Reilly wrote asking  that a ditch be . made at,,.the:north, of Mill  street, near Cedar, so as to carry off water  which was now injuring the properties in the  district. They would defra}' a portion of the  expense. ���/���-/"'"���',/; ,..     ..''.-. ..-....."....  The matter was referred to the city eno-foeer,  who was also called upon , to report ' on the  drainage question generally. ^  The' residents of Mill and Cedar streets  petitioned in favor of having the sidewalk  extended n from the corner of Hendryx- street  to' block 38.   /  The work was considered a necessary one,  and was ordered.  Judge Forin appeared before the board; and  asked that a road might be made to his residence, half the cost of which, he was prepared  to stand. . : . 4  '  Referred to city engineer.  John Myles was given authority to erect  bill-posting boards. ���  Property owners   on   Silica   street   asked to  have. the. thoroughfare opened   for  traffic   to  blocks 24-5.    .  . Referred to city engineer for report.  A three-foot sidewalk was ordered for Josephine   street,  between   Water   street   and the  water front.     A four-foot sidewalk will also be  laid    on   the    south   side   of   Latimer   street,  between Stanley and the eastern city limits.  It was decided to open up Ward street to  Silica, the work to be done by day labor.  The city engineer was instructed to prepare  specifications for the extension of the waterworks and sewerage systems.  The city engineer submitted a survey of the  proposed cemetery site, as originally selected.  It includes about '40 acres.  The mayor was authorized to arrange for  the purchase of the property.  By-law No. 30, imposing a tax of $200 per  annum on fire .insurance companies doing  business in the city was read a third time, and  will be submitted for final adoption at next  meeting of the council.  It was decided to supply the chief of the fire  department with uniform.  The mayor was requested to extend an invitation to visit Nelson to the members of the  Eastern Press Association, who will shortly be  making a trip through the province.  Some routine business having been disposed  of, the board adjourned.  YMIR. .     ���  .-:���������      ���:' '���)  '���:.,'��� '    < ��� *  .(Special correspondence to The Economist.)  Monday morning a young   tornado   visited  this place.     Trees   were uprooted, many   falling   in   close   proximity. ��� to dwelling  houses.  'However, no serious accident occurred.  Mr. A. W.'Sheppard is laid  up with rheumatism.  1 Miss Emily M.' Green, teacher in the school,  left for Kamloops to attend the teachers'  examination.  , One of the most promising properties is the  Spotted Horse, adjoining the Porto Rico, on  Barrett creek, and owned b}< Messrs Cole and  Ditter. , As a result of development work, a  fine ledge of arsenical iron has been uncovered, which assays $36 in gold. Peacock  copper of a very high grade is also shown.  During the past week we have been visited  by,both Mr. J. F. Hume- and Mr. A. S Far-  well." ���From present observation I am inclined  to think that, th?: latter gentleman will be  returned by a majority, as he has made a  decided 1 y po.0111 ar i:npression.  Hon. J. Ft, Turner passed through here last  week en route from R isslaud. In conversation with him at the st ition I asked him what  he thought of Ymir. He said : "I have heard  .much regarding the place, but I never expected to see Yin ir with such a prosperous  appearance. Indeed, I am surprised; for a  yearling it is astoir.dug."  Unless some me.ns are taken to prevent  residents from starting fires out in the open,  Ymir will be burnt to the ground. Monday a  fire was started whic'i for a ti ne threatened  the destruction of m ich property. Owing,  however, to the heroic exertions of the citizens, the conflagration was confined to the  bush. It would be a.timely act if the Bush  Fire-Act were enforced....  FARWELL   AT   YMIR.  A larsre and representative audience  met in  Masterson's li-e 11 Monday evening, to welcome  Mr.   A.  S.   Farwell,   the   Independent   candidate.     The hall was well decorated   with flags  and   presented   a   very    patriotic   appearance.  The candidate stated that what was needed in  Kootenay was a man who   would  command  a  hearing;   in   the  legislature���one   who   would  look aftei the people's interests and see that a  larger percentage of the revenue came back to  us for the building of roads and trails and  the  development   of  the   country.      Mr.    Farwell  stated that last year $360,000 found its way to  Victoria from Kootenay, and that   we did   not  get our share.     He was in favor  of the Lmds  and Works department   formulating   rules  for  the surveying of mineral   claims, so   that  the  work done by the P.L.S.   would   be   uniform.  Pie also remarked that the civil service should  be recruited from our own district, as we have  as capable men here as at Victoria.     After the  speaker had taken his   seat a number of prominent   citizens   spoke.     The   meeting was  a  decided success, and closed  with  three  cheers  for Mr.  Farwell.  .   Mr. Farwell made a personal canvass of the  town, and met with the warmest reception.  THE   NOMINATIONS.  Following is the list of nominations  throughout the Province, alphabetically  arranged :  Alberni���Huff, Govt.;  Neill, Opp.  Comox���Dunsmuir, Govt.;   McAUan,   Opp.  . Cowichan���Robertson, Govt.;  Plerd, Opp.  Esquimalt���Pooley,    Bullen,    Govt.;    Hig-  gins, Hayward, Opp.  Nauaimo City ��� McGregor, Govt.; Mc-  Kechnie, Gpp:  North Nanaimo���Bryden, Govt.; Heilier,  Opp.  South Nanaimo���Walkem, Govt.; Smith,  Opp.  ���    North   Victoria���Booth,   Govt.;   Patterson,  Opp.  South Victoria.���Eberts, Govt.; Yates, Opp.;  Mills, Ind.  Victoria City���Turner, Plelmcken, Flail,  McPhillips, Govt.; Gregory, Stewart, Belyea,  Opp.;   Beaven, Ind.  Cariboo���Rogers, Hunter, Govt.; Kinchant,  Helgeson, Opp.  Cassiar���Irving, Clifford, Govt.; McTavish,  Callbreatb, Opp.  Kootenay, East, North Riding���Neilsen,  Govt.;   Wells, Opp.  Kootenay, East, South Riding���Baker,  Govt.;   Baillie, Opp.  Kootenay,       West,      Revelstoke     Riding���  AVhite, Govt.';   Kellie, Opp.  Kootenay, West, Slocan Riding���Retallack,  Govt.;   Green, Opp.  Kootenay,. West, Nelson- Riding���Flume,  Opp.;   Farwell, Ind.     '   - -    -.  Kootenav West, Rosslanci Riding���Martin,  Opp.;   McXaiic, Ind. ���  Lillooet, East Riding���Stoddart, Govt.:  Prentice, Opp. .  Lillooet, West. hiding���Smith, Govt.;  Peters, Opp.  New Westminster City���Brown, Opp.;  Henderson, Ind.  Vancouver���Macpherson, Cotton, Martin,  Tisdall, Opp.; Garden, Bowser, Carroll, McDonald, " Citizens' Ticket."  Westminster, Chilliwack-���Turner, Govt.;  Munro, Opp. ���  Westminster, Delta���Forster, Opp.; Benson, Ind.  Westminster, Dewdney���Whethain, Opp.;  McBricle,   Ind.  Westminster,'Richmond���Kidd, Opp.; McQueen,  Ind.  Yale, East Riding���Ellison, Govt.; Graham. Opp.  Yale, North Riding���Martin, Govt.;  Deane, Opp.  Yale. West Riding���Mackay, Govt.; Sein-  lin, Opp.  The following round trip rates have been  arranged by C.P.R. to Halcyon Hot Springs,  return tickets being good for thirty days :  From Kaslo, $10 ; Rosslaud, $S 80 : Nelson, $8  and Trail $7 .50.  The big C.P.R. scow, loading lumber at the  foot of Cherry Street, broke portion of her  moorings yesterday, and swinging round, did  considerable damage to a couple of shacks.  WSZttZZW^^ :fer  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  I  ���'���l:t.'  i 11  ill  !��� if  r' i,  I -ii  E  si  I I!!!  IS I  ������m  I    Hi'  '$'*!���  ;fc  ;1  ,'i-H ivi  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, June 27.  Deer Tim���They say 110 news is good  news, but war news isn't news at all. Over  here, ye know, the Yankees is foighting the  , Spanyards���or at laist we're towld they are;  but the foight is done in the newspapers and  not at Sandy Ago. As a frend of me own  puts it:  There's a war just now (in the papers)  And a fearful row (in the papers), ,  And the powder and shot  Are making it hot  For the Spanish lot (in the papers).  There's a terrib'e strife (in the papers),  And " Great Loss of Life" (in the papers) ;  And your heart/would heave,  And you'd deeply grieve ,  If you could but believe (in the papers).  There's a Spanish fleet (in the papers),  Which the Yanks should meet (in the papers),  If they come a'nigh,  Then a lot will die.  And the sparks will fly (in the papers). ���  There's much to amuse (in the papers),  And a great deal of news (in the papers) ;  But we've got so far  It's convinced we are  That there's only a war (in the papers).  An' talking ov war, Tim, but we're foighting a political battle here in Nelson, an' 'tis  meself that's in me glory. Wan ov the candidates is what they calls an oppositionist���that  is, he'll oppose everything the government  does, whether its roight or wrong. -What d'ye  think ov thim for politicks, Tim ?���mimbers  sint to our House of Commons to purvent the  government from doing anything.  They're chose to oppose an' disclose all they knows,  An' to squeak an'to speak an'to prattle,  To abuse, tho'they lose, an'forevir refuse  To foight a fair, square, dasent battle.  They'll blow an' they'll crow when they get half a show  Make trouble an' bubble an' sorra,        ,  An' ruxions, destructions an' divilmint, oh,  They're quare legislators begorra.  But aren't they a purty party, Tim. But  it'll be Far(e)well Hume after the elexions is  all over, for the other chap isV going to win.  He is what they c-dls an independiut here������  that's a chap what isn't in any party, but does  the square thing to his country. Farwell is  for Kootenay, an' Hume is for Opposition.  All the boys is for Farwell here, but they're  not shouting thimselves hoorse as we used to  do in owld Ireland. Begorra, Tim, ye remim-  ber the ruxions we used to have there, when  every man had to fight for his party an'  shout for his cause. Have ye any ov thim  elexion Bronchal Troches there now, Tim,  that used to cleer the voices of the spakers an'  the shouters, an' add music to a rousing cheer.  If you've got any ov thim left, ye moight send  me a box, for tis meself that '11 be hoarse  shouting for Farwell.  Well, Tim, we're to have a great time en-  toirely selebrating this week, an' I'll be telling  ye all about it if meself survives the jollifications. The band stand an, the grand stand is  in foine order, an' the Effel Tower soidewalks  that I was telling ye about an' the Hall Street  toboggan slide '11 be open to the public free,  gratis, an' for nothing. Our race course is on  the main street, an' the polise force have got  speshal instructions not to arrest the jockeys  or the horses for furious driving during the  races. We're to have horse racing, boat racing, bycicle racing an'  human   racing ;   base  ball during the day an' grand ball during the  noight ; brass bands an' bands widout brass ;,  thugs an' tugs-ov-war, an'������ But there goes  that hellophone again an' I'll have to attend  to it, so good morrow till next week.  ':���,v��v;-': Larry Finn.-".-;  LOCAL NEWS.  J. W. Gatter, Vancouver, is in town.  A. F. McMillan, Ottawa, is at the Hume.  Sol Cameron, the contractor, is over from  Rossland.  Kenneth Campbell, London, Eng., is registered at the Ph air. .  Bruce White, of Sandon, is among the  arrivals in the city.  :��������'��� J; A. Shupe and wife, of Slocan   City,   are  spending a few days in town.  The fact that -A. S. Far well's success at the  polls is assured will add considerably to the  pleasures of Dominion Day celebrations.  The cit}^ hotels are prepared to receive all  visitors during the celebration, so that visitors  need not fear that they cannot   be   accommo-  ��� '���('��� .. - . .--���.-.'  dated.  Rev. A. B. Winchester, superintendent of  Chinese missions, is visiting Nelson. --He'will  occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian church  on Sunday.  Farwell's committee rooms will be open  during the Dominion Day celebrations, and  friends of the good cnuse may depend on a  hearty welcome.  The celebration committee are rather late in  deciding upon a decoration prize, and the  result is that there is practically no decorating. On previous occasions decorations were  made an important feature, and very properly  so.  The action of Pender vs. the War Eagle  Mining Co. was heard before Mr. Justice  Drake at the assizes on Tuesday, but the jury  could not agree.  The case of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway  Co. vs. the Hall Mines, limited has been decided in favor of the defendants by Mr. Justice Drake. The decision is a very important  one, involving the question of locating lime as  mineral.  The Spokane Review of yesterday says ;  " Fred Burke, Thomas Burke and Charles  Parker leave this morning for Nelson, B.C.  All three are sprinters, and their trip to the  north is for the purpose of entering the races  there on Dominion Day, July 1. They are  accompanied by their trainer, Al Hclket."  The dog-poisoner has started operations in  Nelson, and the man who locates him will be  rewarded in the sum of $50 and earn the  thanks of the community. Like most wretches  of his class, the Nelson dog-poisoner works  without discrimination, and the good as well  as the bad suffer at his hands���whether it be a  thoroughbred or a mongrel. Half-a-dozen  prize canines have been poisoned up to date,  including a couple of Billy Herring's beauties.  There is trouble in store for the man with the  poison.  Vote for Farwell and Kootenay for ever.  The infant daughter of Mr. S. Nelson died  yesterday. The little one was a victim of  scarlet fever.  A couple of good horses were sent over from  Rossland yesterday and will make a good run  for the Dominion Day prizes.  The case of Davis vs. the Le Roi was heard  yesterday before Mr. Justice Drake, and resulted in a verdict for $300 for the plaintiff.  Rev. H. Irwin, of Rossland, familiarly  known as 4' Father Pat," is touring, the Boundary county and will visit the camps of East  Kootenay. His " raverance " is always a  welcome visitor.  Entries for the horse races and drilling contests must be made before 10 o'clock to-night  with R. S. Lennie, secretary sports committee.  The rock to be drilled has been placed in  position in the recreation ground, and the  " race course " is in prime condition.  The baseball challenge cup, donated by P.  Emerson, is'on exhibition at The Office. It is  a very pretty cup, and bears the inscription :  "Baseball Challenge Cup, presented by P.  Emerson ; open to all amateur -baseball clubs  in   the   Kootenay; to be won twice in succes-  y >  sion.  The Harry/Lindley Dramatic C6mpati3' are  nightly appearing before crowded houses at  the rink, which has been " metamorphosized"  No shorter word conveys the idea. Tie company is among the very best on the road, and  must be seen to be appreciated. To speak of  their excellent performances would be but saying what   everybody   who   has   enjoyed them  knows.     If there be   any   who   have   not yet  spent an evening with Harry Lindley and his  party,    there   is   a   treat   in   store   for   them.  "The   Castaways"   is   the   attraction for tonight.  The Dominion Day celebration committee  held a meeting last night, at which it was  reported that $1,895 had been collected to  date. Telegrams were received from the  Rossland and Trail fire brigades, stating that  they would compete in the wet test on Saturday. The following additions were made to  the official programme : The sum of $25 for a  trophy for a tennis tournament ; the sum of  $50 to be divided into three prizes of $25, $15  and $10, for the best decorated buildings, outside decorations,  and a committee   consisting  of Mesdames J. C. Turner, W. J. Goepel and  A. L. McCulloch were appointed judges. A  good programme of aquatic sports has been  arranged by the boating club.  The latest war news is that the U. S. armored cruiser Brooklyn has been blown up by  the Spanish, and that among the killed is  Commodore   Schley.    However, like   most of  the nowadays war news, this item will be received with suspicion until confirmed from  half-a-dozen different sources.  Another couple of missionaries have to b:  added to the long list who   have   furnished a  lunch to  the natives   of  South   Africa.    The  zealous victims of the African epicures in this  instance were American citizens, but " the  rebellious natives," we are told, have been  duly punished. From this we infer that two  missionaries were eaten and that several hundred natives were slain.  tee  immammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmilMMiim^ THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  7  ^*^^4^$^$<$^^^<^+****^^^��*0^$^<.^&^.^^^^4.^4.^^^.0 ^^<$><^^<$>^^^^^^^^<0'^#.<$'<^^^^^<^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^<^<^^^^^^#'^'  o  <&  *  *yy;gg:  H  Ll-*IM  ^  *��V  2  ^&  aten  3. the bestfor the mountains, for the railway, .or,.  .wherever accurate'-time Is required." . It is  kept in stock  ���&  s  <5T?  SHI ii a $ i &r  ^9^Sv ^&5*b5.  <2��H3��.   -^  4 -g tg  ���vo- v^ xvs#' jsb. -el 3k ��&. A5. <=ci*fev A "as.  Vs��i5^&-     *^��  re  ��� ewe i ���  J��  <5  n  M  ��  Dticians  -'^-"'S^*^  f'��oi  ve a gooa"watch 'needing repair, do not put it in  the  hands of an incompete  hojs liable to spoil ito    Brin? it to us. and we will guarantee satisfaction. ' Our  man  $��  icaJL Departmen  t  Is -'fully  supplied.  ive:\.your eyes scien.tifjcali.2f-tested,-and use only suitable g!asses9 which we  syppa  9*1 ^ si r  3*3  ��  <?**��  ill  4>  <>  o  ���  <>  O  o  ^0^^^#^<$^^^<&< ^^^^^���^^���#--^^^^^^^S <^^^^<^^^^��>#^^#<^^-<^^<i-$><>^<#4>#-6'^^^'S��<^^'0><^##<i-- ���^^^^^^^^^^^���^^���^���^���������������������^���^'������������l><^ <^^-^  ADDRESS.  To the  Electors of   the   Wesson    Riding    of   West  Kootenay Electoral District :  Gentlemen :  I'.offer myself as an independent candidate  to.represent 3^011 in the next Provincial Parliament.  Should I be fortunate enough to secure  your support I shall endeavor to bring about  the following reforms:   ���  -=���_' i.     A change in the mineral  act  to compel  all partners in a   raining   claim   to   bear their  share of the assessment  work,   or forfeit their  ' interest.  2. An amendment to cause litigants to put  up reasonable security for costs before adver-  sing applications for certificates of improvements.  3. Regular   promotion   in the civil service,  avoiding the   injustice of  the   appointment cf  outsiders over the heads of men already in the  service, all vacancies being filled by our own  people.  4; The removal from the statute book of  the discriminatory tax of 5 dollars per annum  on mechanics, miners and others employed in  our metalliferous mines.  If returned, I pledge myself to work to the  best of n\y ability to secure a local expenditure  of public monies in proportion to the revenue  collected in the district, and to ensure such  expenditure being laid out to the best possible  advantage.  The mining interests of British Columbia  have now reached such proportions that it is  desirable they should be administered by a  separate department under the charge of a  minister who would devote his undivided  attention to the subject.  I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of  '96 by which.mining suits were taken out of  the jurisdiction of the County Court and relegated to the Supreme Court, thereby entailing  increased costs and interminable delays.  During the past eight years Kootenay has  been represented-by straight government supporters and by an out-and-out oppositionist.  The result in heithet case has been satisfactory. I consider that the time has arrived  when all the Kootenay members should join  in advocating measures for the benefit of this  district as a whole and for its special.industry,  without regard to party.  A. S.  FARWELL.  The water in the lake is gradually falling,  having reached the highest mark since the  flood of 1894.  The Salvation Army corps is celebrating  Dominion Day by serving lunch, lemonade  and Hazelwood ice cream at their hall all day.  Officers and soldiers from surrounding towns  are expected in, and meetings are to be held  all day, the local brass band to the front in  their new uniforms.  Arrangements are now complete for Dominion DaA^ celebrations in Nelson.  In consequence of the amount of business to  be transacted, two supreme court judges are  now sittting in Nelson, Mr. Justice Drake  is presiding in the courtroom and Mr. Justice  McColl is hearing cases in Judge Forin's  rooms downstairs.  A garden party and   social,   under   the  aus  pices of the ladies of the Methodist church,  was held in the school grounds on.Mo.uday  evening. The brass band was in attendance  and added to the success of the undertaking.  The wrestling match between O'Neill and  West will, come off tonight in the hall adjoining the-Kootenay Hotel.  The following round trip rates have been  arranged by C.P.R. to Halcycn Hot Springs,  return tickets being good for thirty- days:  From Kaslo, $io ; Rossland, $8 80 : Nelson, $S  and Trail $7 50.  Being overstocked with sponges we  are offering them at greatly  educed Prices  They arc of the finest quality and  are a bargain at the prices .'-sked.  Call and see  them at  Vanston.es' Drug Store  Opposite Queen's Hotel  1��1U1III��BIIMHIUIM��I.IM^ Ifeo  fpVj.j  8  W "',1  m  - Hi  if  -n  I.  iji!  I   :   ��j  c.... .,-;ilr  II  ���'I  m  -.1$  *   ?  JB  ri.  if'  UP,  M 7  M ��� -I  llhl  Wilfa  If  ;'f f .  i'-'J-S-  m  hi. !r  11:11  Mi  iv*��  HI!  ;���::���  G  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  The first woman on   record   who !  held a medical diploma   was   Anna  Morauda Mazzoi, who in   the   middle  of  the   last   c*ntur\-   filled   the  chair of anatonw in the   University  of   Bologna.       The   first      English i  woman  who studied   medicine   and  received   a diploma was Miss Elizabeth Black well,   who   greduated   at  Geneva college,  in New York  state  state, in 1849.  W, ��_  '>  [L.S.]  Til OS.  R. McINNES.  '   ���:��� /:. ;,  ������ CANADA,  . ;'���  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Many    find  gowns  that    the    economy-  those     that     have       been  fashioned at home���not infrequently  give dissatisfaction merely   because  VICTORIA, by the O'ra.ce of God, of the United  Kingdohfl' of Great" Britain and, 'Ireland,'  Queen, Defender of the Faith, A:e'., &c, etc.  To Ourfaithfulthe Members elected to serve  in   the  Legislative  Assembly  of   Our  Pro-  �� viiice of British Columbia, and to all whom  it. may.concern,���Greeting:  A PROCLAMATION.  And see what you require in our line, and before purcha;  ing elsewhere call and examine our stock,; and get' price  A full stock and great variety to select from. Our good  are the very best to be had.    Teas 0and coffee a -specialty.-  Goods  Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  the   haircloth used in stiffening   the  has  skirt   around   the   bottom  been previously shrunken  \A/IIEREAS     We    have  thought tit, by and  not  It is a  sorry thing- for the outside covering  when    dump    weather   takes  task upon itself, as it is more  likelv to do.  ths  thav:  An enthusiastic admirer of Miss  An thony ��� says-: " I shall a 1 ways re-  member a manoeuvre of Miss Ansa w at a meeting  thony's    which    I  at which she presided three years or  si aero.     She called upon  several of  what  she called 'her   girls' to  address the avdience.     The edrls were  exceedingly    well-bred,     well-educated     and     well-dressed     women.  They    were    logical.      They    were  witty.     They   were,   in   shcrt,   the  very cream of women  public speakers.      When  the   last   one   had. ������finished, Miss Anthony rose, ard with  what lam sure   was;, a- twinkle   in  her   eye,   said :    ' Now,--���������we'll /hear  from .one of my ' boys-.'  Thereupon  a. Congressman from a   new  Northwestern state mounted the platform.  Tie was uncouth.      He   was   uncultured.      His English was  uainful to  hear;   his   manners  painful   to see.  He   ranted.     He   argued  in  stump  speech , fas-hion.     He    had    neither  go  d-taste nor logic.1    .The contrast  bet    e'en the holder of the franchise  and the gentlewomen who  had preceded    him    was    marked.       Dear,  simple man   that   he  was, he could  not see that every man in   the audience was ashamed of him.     He did  not see that he was an object lesson  for, the   suffrage   movement, but   I  am quite sure Miss Anthony saw it.  I can't helo thinking she   meant it.  "too."  D. M. Eberts,  Attorney-General. ,   . muuyjji nt, ov and  with the advice and consent,of Our Executive  Cou hoi 1 of, 011 r Pro vi n ce of B vi tish Col u in bi a,  to dissolve the presen t Legislati ve Assem bly of  Our said Province,., which /-stands prorogued  until summoned for .dispatch of business.  NOW KNOW YK,; that We do, for this end,  publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do  hereby ���;��� dissolve: tire Legislative Assembh  accordi ugly, and tiie mem bers thereof are discharged from further attendance on same,;  '.' Ik Testimony Whereof We have caused these  Our Betters to be made Patent, and the  Great Se.a) of British Columbia to be/hereunto  affixed :  Witness.-  the Honourable  'i'11 OH.   K.   McIkkes,  Lieutenant-Governor  of Our said Province of British Columbia.,  in Our City of Victoria, in  Our said 'Pro'  vince, this seventh   day  of J une, in  the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight ii un  dred and ninety-eight, and   in   the ,-dxty  lirst year of (jur Reign.  iy Command.  B.  IT.   rVRWIIITT  DRAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  ��  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.;  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  j  ri-'  -.s?  ----?  MER  R.s.j  T.:0��|.  R. McINNES.  ,"        CANADA.  PRO VI XCE O F B R [TISH  '  OLQ.M 151A .  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God  M   gdom    of   Great   Britain  The miners employed in   the several    We!linp-tnn    collieries    of  R.  Dunsmuir <ni Sons struck work the  other day f>r the return of the 10  per cent, i i waives recently taken  off. The terms have been accepted  a id all is well pcain.  01 the United  .. . _ ,...���,...   uml   Ireland,  fiVEKK, Defender of the Faith, A:c.,.A>c., Arc.  To  all   to   whom   these  presents shall conic,���  (i MEETING.  A    PROCLAMATION.  I"). M . EiVkr'.'s,     i \A/iri5 REAS We are desir-  AttorncN-General. \ v*     ous  and   resolved, as  .soon as may be. to meet Our people of Our Province of  British  Columbia,  and  to have their  advice in Our Legislature. We do.make known  Our   Royal   Will-and   Pleasure   to 'call'a. new  Legislat'ive  Assembly  of  Our  said   Province:  and   do further-declare  that  by the advice oi  Our  Executive.   Council   of   British Columbia.  We have tin's day given orders for issuing Our  W r its in d u e f o r i n T f o r c a 11 i n g a n e w Leg i s J a t i v c  Assem bly for Our said .I'rovince,   udn'(-h  Writs  are to   bear date-on the seventh day of .Tune,  instant, and to be returnable on or before the  111 i r t y-ii i-s t d ay o f A u gu s t n e x t.  In Testimony uherrop We have caused these  Our  Letters  to be made Paten r, and the  Public  8eal  of  the   said   Province   to   be  hereunto  a.ITi.ved :  Witness, the Honourable Tuos.   R.   M( Innes.  Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia,   in   Our   City  of   Victoria, in Our  said Province, this .seventh  da>   of .June,  in   the  year of  Our Lord   one   thousand  eight   hinlred and ninety-eight, and in  the six t/-ii rs.( year of Our Keign.  >y Com mand.  B.  II.  TYRWIIITT DRAKE.  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  %nd West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings.. ...-.;���   High Class Suits Made in the  Latest  Styles.  Baker St.,-Nelson, B, C.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  lacksmif  a  H. A.   PROSSER,   Manager.   Lake St.,   Opp. Court House.  WELSOTJ,  B. c.  trace's  THE   GOYRRXMKXT   OF   THK  PROVINCK    OF   BRITTSH    COLUMBIA.  NOTICE TO   PROVINCIAL   TAX   PAYERS.  NOTICE is hereby given  that   those   persons-'  who desire to fake advantage of the lower rate  f>r   the   current   year   must   send   the   amount  theroot   to   me   on   or    before   the  MOth    June  instant. JOHN     KEEN  Provincial Assessor ,ind Cdloctor. Kaslo, B.C. \  I  And Delivery Service  Will always be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the s/reat-  est care.  STAND  <  Hn.vLng purchased the interest of TV. R. Graham  mi the business known as " The Nelson Shoe Store/'  I i>eg to inform the citizens of Nelson that I will  carry the largest and 'best selected stock of boots  and shoes in this district.  Mail orders promptly attended to.  k-J).  Residence  Front  of Vancouver   Hardware store, Baker Street.  Telephone 82.  near the brick yard,  Water   St.  NEELA  " JVJELSOJY SHOE STORE." '!�����  IT-IK NELSON  ECONOMIST.  SPARE MOMENTS.  PROCLAMATION:  ^y^^^^y^,'  LAmy���Oh, Belle, you don't think  ppr dear Bob, will" get shot in  luba ?Belle���It's hard to say,  par, but he was " half shot " when  Isaw him at Hempstead.  Mr.    Griggs���It  seems    to   me,,  flattie, this bread is  not  quite   as  (igh't as it ought to be.   You should  je a   good   breadmaker.      I  think  jpu said y^on had been to a cooking  :hool.       /Mrs.:   Griggs���Yes,    Mr.'  Ijr iggs,   I   have   .been   toeookin g  jchool,   but you   don't   suppose,   I  hope, that in a eo'bki ng school wormy'., the   name,   they   ever   bother  ihemselves /about   cooking tilings  hat   common^-peonle   can' afford to  feat. . .  When George C. Miln played in  Bhakespearan; tragedy in a western  pity a few y^ars ago, he observed  |i.n che front row one nip-fit an  plderly woman profusel}' shedding  sars. Somewhat flattered he sent  Iher word that he would like to see  |her after the performance. When  Ithey met Mr. Mil a was graciousness  litself.     "Madame,"     he '.-proudly  7N '.-?���  <>  r.-M ~v.  Ire  ���A T V ^H  I    perceive  that  my.  'l ft  [acting great!}- moved you."  Idid that," replied the old woman,  you see, sir, I've got a young-'.son  |m y sel f p! a y i n' acti n' do w n i n Ken -  [tacky somewhere, an' it broke me  [all up to think that inebbe' he wasn't  110 better at it than vou sir  Electoral   District,   West   Kootenay,   Nelson  ..Riding:  To  Wit-. .';   .    ''.'. .;';.'.'..; /   ,   :  .Public'notice-is hereby given to 'the1 elector's  of the Nelson Riding, district of West Kootenay  that in obedience to Her Majesty's writ to.hie  directed, and bearing date the seYehth day of  June, in the year of our Lord one -thousand.  eight hundred and ninety eigh.t,'I require the  presence oLthe- said electors, at the Court;  House. Nelson, on the tv enty-iifth day of June  at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose ��� of electing  one person to represent them in the Legislature of this province.. ,  The mode of nomination  of  candidate shall  be as follows :;  , Toe candidate shall be nominated in writing:  the writing sha.il be subscribed by two registered voters of the district as proposer and seconder, and by three other registered voters of  the said district as assenting ,to the nomination, and shall be delivered "to the. returning  officer at any time between the date of the proclamation and one p.m. of the day of nomination, and in the event of a-poll being necessary  such poll will be open on che ninth day of July  1898, at the, i'ol 10,v-ing'-places :  Court House, Nelson; Hall Siding, Ymir,  Erie, Waneta. Waterloo, silver King Mine,  Toad Mountain : Procter's Landing, v- est Arm:  Ivuskonook, 'Rykerts CCustom Jlonse) Boundary,  ���-Of-which every "person is hereby requested to  take notice and govern himsei f accord in., I v. "  .   Given under my hand at Nelson the'iifteenth  day of June, 18'JS. -  W.J. Gokpe.l,  Returning Officer.   ���  wp*^.    H      I   ig    /3  1%,  Sen        V*   Eh       i    SsL_^vr   1   N2-. 1  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  %M  *ie,  ?.  'HEAD,OFFICE: .Nelson'*��� B. C. ���       .;  |    ���    .'_'                            .   '-    .    BRANCHES^ at V                                                 ^  #            'ROSSLAND                                  TRAIL NELSON                                 KASLO     <F  -,i -,.                  SANDON                                     TJiREE FORKS \      SLOCAN CITY                      ^  4-?  ��3  t.  iiriiisnings  She���-So this is your picture ? It  I is'-a true representation of the dining room ol the ocean steamer, but  why didn't you , introduce, some  characters? c" He ��� .Because that  picture is 'entitled " The Dinner  honr during a.' ro 11 gh oassa2;e.'J  Here is a short poem taken  from the French,'���' said the would-  be    contributor.  tii  French  should be  everlastinsrlv   grateful,"  ��->  series   01  short  uiiti 1 '_ / XI <  snorted the editor as he ooened tin  door and  bowed  a  bows.  " What is your idea ��� of  enon ?" "A phenomenon , is a  man who doesn't drop his pick the  minute the clock strikes six."  Jones��� We've lost our cock.  Brown���I'wish you had lost her by  death. She's cooking at our house  now.  A 3-0ung lady (hesitating- for a  word in describing a rejected suitor)  ���He is not a tyrant, not exactly  domineering, but��� " Dogmatic,''  suggested her friend. "No; he  has not dignity enough for that. I  think piipmatic would convey my  meaning admirablv."  One of the new proprietors-Shall  we put out a sign, " This place has  changed hands ?" The other new  proprietor���No. It hasn't changed  hands. We have all the old help,  piaven't we? Ha no- out a sign that  'it has changed heads.  "Now, Bobbie," said Mr.  Mean-  oeiit  Are always in,demand,   when   seasonable goods  are offered at  reasonable    prices. We    always    carry-    a fine; selection  of  SHT <\Tp^ ih. all the newest shades - and '- styles, . and by  the best makers, at prices which defy com petition ; also Neckwear, embracing the very latest novelties.   The place to secure  everything- in the gent's furnishing Hue is at  i, / f 11  ^RY:&  \  I  %���4  Y'-S  ���i  TilOS.  MiilXNE?'  'VICTORIA,- by the Grace of God, of the1 United  K i n g (i o 1 n ' o i (..; r e a t B r i t a i n and 1 re i h 11 d,  CT7KFN, -Defendei' of the-l'aith, .\c.,-itr... oce. '  To the Returning Onieer.oi' the N'elsoti ilidinji-  of \N est Kuuteiia,-. Elee.t��'��ral District-.:  \A/11EREAS Lis Honour the Lieutenant-Gov--  '* 'ernorof Iwiti^ii Columbia has by a Pro/  clamation hearing date Lie 7tn day of June,  LSi.'S., ��� b'een p'lea.sef'. to dissolve .the Legislative;  Assembly of toe .-aid Province : and \v bereas i;  is neces.>ary 10 hold flections tnruughout trie-  said Province to rill, the vacancies caused b;.  such dissolution, We command you that, notice  of the time and place of Election being'duly.  given, you do cause ' Election to be made,  according to law, of One Member to serve in  the Legislative Assembly of the Province of  British" Columbia for the Nelson Riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District, and. that"you  do cause the nomination of Candidates at such  Klection tube held on the 25th day of June,  1S9S, and .do cause the name of such Member,  when so elected, \>hether he be present or  absent, to be certified to Our Supreme Court,  at the City of \ ictoria, on or before, the ::'>lst day.  of A ugust'next. the Election so made, distinctly  and openly under Our Seal duly endorsed upon  this Our Writ.  Testimony Whereof, We have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent  under the Great Seal of Oursaid Province  of British Columbia : Witness, the Honourable 'i HO/-IAS R. McTxxks, ur Our Government House, at Victoria, tiiis seventh  (lav of June, in tlit; vear of  Our Lord one  Baker Street,  Nelson.  Agents for Kennedy Oc Douglas. Merchant Tailors", Toronto, and  Tolton <t McKay, Pine Custom Shirt Makers; Ham Hton  OtteeiT '-Automatic  ]T><  ^pT.n<  V  'S&&1.  &  &  ��& *�� ���3  Lightning Ice Cream  Freezers.-      Pails   msdc  of  best  Virginia Yx'hite  Cedar, with Electric Welded wire hoops.  I.N  tli on sand  eight.  Bv Comma ltd.  eight    hundred    and    ninetv-  B.  H. T Y R WI-I ITT D JIA K E,  Registrar of the Supreme Cour'.  * k.  Puritan Wickless Oil Stoves  LSON HARDWARE  a    l O w ^ j -- --J i 3 is*. �� i  Re-Opening  ��        "���- r, '���v��ii r 2: i K  [X7,TTX7r    will you roast over a hot cooking stove during  VV   JL -Jl_    -JL      this, warm   weather   when  we can supply you  with a coal oil stove which will save   your  temper   as   well  as  your pocket?     You can do' anything with them.  We h -ve also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  B   f3 v.  ^Ri'Vi08:  Ulil  On Sunday, July 3rd, re-opening i  services will be held in the Presby- |  terian church. Rev. Mr. Winches- |  ter, Victoria, will occupy the pulpit;  momine and evening. \  ���v 13-   ^^J^���   ��S   V33B&-    <^i%   "^e=<"S\  ��  I  W   % 4^ ��  B S  c^>  0  **>  A Concert and  'Oaaf  yulii o s  v3 w O ii O o   t-15 ��� w  i-3 v ^ r> 1/ ���'"' "* t^     o ^^ ri  estman to his son, "if you'll   be  a   Will be given on  Monda}* evening,  Office Fillings.  real good boy, on the first of Juh^  papa will let you take five cents out  of your bank and buy your little  sister a package of torpedoes."  July 4th, when an interesting and  varied programme will be rendered.  Proceeds in aid of Building .Fund.  Admission 25 cents.  itfi  usfactlon Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  D I  , NeU  H'am*MtelHK^^ w  w  ;il  7ri  i 'S-i'l  fm.>  r tym  -��� '{��l ���:  r V|H   :j  Hll|':J  ! ����� ���-��  �����  ;���  il'lf  ?! ���;  fc- ;l  />' ' i  I!   MVi  r.l-     ������>  f m %  f  SL  ^Jfif   ??        '-  MSI ?  it.- 5,1  ������*    t  l HI  %:\  K   - '���''  h   i  fi '��' ;   <  t?i i>,   ?  M'  i!      ���  ll.li  id  1 '-it  ,"*   '  Hf  I-  h ;'l  :   .'1  2   <8 -'i:   ���:  he a   ���   r  ��� -��  !!*��� ���*  U'l  .ii r-  L- ;���  jf. <l  ii:        f-  -i j-  f�� IE- ������  f sir;.'  !'J:P      l:i.:.  IT ;i3l   :?   "i;  h !i*;-:-v  ���.���;  1    I . .��� :��*        '.  \\'$   %   ������:  I (, ���;' ��������  ��� i. ,. ?,-  I*'* 5/    ������  |hf|ff: 1  |S vj ^  li'f V'  It il ���$: v  1' VI' !���'/���  |||j  flf ii'*' ���! = ���  ��� | :������?;���   t      V  Iptf   ;i-    -.  inl'&J  Wvs 'v ������������  B -i $''  i/;|rf-  ��� .���t;J-i*:'  |  ��ff...|  t'*]      ' i ���  ���/VI  t r-;;  B;-.;|  .U.:.(l:.  Itil  1 ijJ  if";    >-'  'r!  -V  1- !i��  I-  llil.i:! A  iilf :i  i ���(!/���;    :  il  ::   [       ,  i'-f  ill  r-H.   v  M  ilw  if-r  Kf?--.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  niSCELLANEOUS.  Hugh John Macdonald expresses  his opinion that the legislative election in Manitoba will take place the  latter part of next year.  A despatch from Vienna says, it  is reported that Count and Countess  Zuanoff, who are respective!}' chamberlain to the czar and lady,in waiting on the czarina, have been arrested and charged 'with, an attempt  to poison their majesties.  The trade passing down Canada's  canal   system,   via the great; lakes  and    the    St.   Lawrence,   is    much  greater than in  any   previous  .year  in the... country's'-record'^-   This in-  . crease is especially in the matter of  wheat'.'shipments' .by  the, port   of  Montreal.:    The   only cause which  can   be   given   for    Americans   not  using their own   lir.,es   and   ports is  the fear of the goods being caotured  by Spaniards.  (.     Can   you   see   the   point ?       The  editor of a paper not   many  miles  from Picton receiitly  published . the  following :   '' The publisher of this  paper    is    soon    to.   bu\r    a    shirt.  Strange as it tnayseem, we are determined   to   do so,   and   with   this  end   in   view7  we wish   the   dealers  would   submit   sealed   bids so that  the job -may be given t.d  the lowest  bidder.       Quality   or   style   don't  count.     Any    old    thing   will   do;  send   in   your   bids."      No   reason  whv   he --shouldn't.     He   is   likely  compelled to tender  for every  little  job of work begets.;���Bictcn Times.  The  Manitoba   Free   Press   says  a company is being formed to build  a'-��d equip a steamer   to   go   to   the  Yukon and operate   the   pneumatic  caisson and elevator   introduced   in  Winnioeg by John.'Love of the Consolidated Sxationarv comoauv.  <*A,V  ^..  .^  [L.S]  THOS. .R./^rcINKES.  CANADA.  PROVINCE   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA. /  VICTORIA, by the Orace of CJod, of the United  Kingdom 'of  Oreat -Britain   and   Ireland,  ...Qukbn-, Defender of the Faith, etc., etc.,'etc..  To all to whom   these  Presents slialj   come.���  Gk'kktjng. :'  A   PROCLAMATION.  Va/HEREA.'' it is advisable  vv     to   establish   tlie   fol-  D. M. Ebert.s,  Attorney-General  Towing "polling places in-.the-several and respective Elect oral Districts hereinafter named.  NOW KNOW YE that, by virtue of the au-,  thority contained in the ���'���'Provincial Elections  Act,',' the Lieutenant-Governor in Council declares that the following polling places shall  be, and they are hereby, establisned for, the  S3v< ralllec toral D.stricts, respe. lively, that is  "to say:��� ; ���'  '���  AN'EST KOOTKNAV, NELSON RIDING���Courthouse.  Nelson";'.Customhouse,' Kootenay Boundary ;  Ymir, Waneta, Hall's Siding, Erie, Waterloo,  Silver King Mine, -Toad /Mountain ; Procter's  Landing, West Arm ; Kuskonook.  In Testimony Whereof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent and the  Great Peal of .British Columbia to be h.ere-  ��� unto affixed: Witness, the HonourabLc  Thos. il. A.IoInnes, Lieutenant-Governor  of Our said Province of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria', in Our said Province,-this fifteenth day of June, in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and in the sixty-  first year of Our Reign.  By Command.  A. CAMPBELL .REDDIE.  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Notice of Poll- being Granted, and  Candidates   Nominate  ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF WEST KOOTENAY,   NELSON   RIDING.  ;  , ..     To Wit:  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the Electors of the Electoral District aforesaid, tlj  a Poll has become necessary at the Election now pending for the same, and that I have granT  such Poll; and further, that the persons duly nominated as candidates at the said Electicl  and for whom only votes will be received, are:���  Surname.  0titer Names  Abode.  Rank, Profession, or  Occi  ;     pation.              ���;;  Farwell  Hume  Arthur Stanhope  John Fred  Nelson.  Nelson.  Civil Engineer.  Merchant.  Of which all persons are hereby required to take notice, and  to govern  themselv  accordihgly. x '������'���'..-'���  Given under mv hand at Nelson  Citv,  B. C, this Twentv-fifth  day 'of June, in tl|  year 1898. '.'������*.'. '���"-.'��� ��� W.J. GOEPEL,  Returning Officer.  V>  rI he following persons liave been appointed Election Agents during  the  continuance cj  the present. Election:  Name of Candidate.  Name of Agent.  Farwell, Arthur Stanhope  Hume, John Fred  A.M. Johnson, Barrister-at-Law, Nelson, B. (J  John A. Turner. Merchant, Nelson, B. C.  i   tin !> naOEi.E  Dated at Nelson. B.C, 25th June,. 18f)��.  <^  USItL.  CLUB  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer,  io  cent?  E. J.   Cu'rran,- Proprietor.  TENDER?, .endorsed "Gaol Supplies," for  thesupj.dy of Bread, Reef, Groceries, CTothim r  and Coal, for the use of the said institutior,  from the 1st (lay of July next to the :-;oth o.;  June, 1899, w ill be received by the undersigned,  up to Haturda; , the 29th June, f-am pies or  groceries, clothing, etc., can be seen at the  gaol, \*. ard street. Tenders to state prh e oil  coal per ton of 2,000 pounds. All supplies to be  !eli\ered a-t the gaol as required, without!  extra, eha-ge. :  Oatmeal, Cornmeal, Brooms, Brushes and all'  articles required for use in this contra- t to 1>C  of Provincialmanufaeture as far as prac tic^ibl ;  F. P. HUKEY,  Supt. 01 Provincial Polk e and" Warden oi oaol j  J une 0, 1 SOS.  THIS WEEK AT  JL_^  VV. J.  GOEPEL,  Returning Officer.  'want    to   enlighten    oul  little    world   about   us ill  regard   to   Waif Paper Buying.        \V<g  want you to know that right herj  you will find the Choicest, Cheapesj  and Cheeriest patterns. B113' no!  where till you have looked abou  you enough to see what we anj  showing. We don't want }^ou tcj  buy from only examiningour stoelJ  but we want you to see other stocks!  and know  the  superi- /^\ |  oritv of    .     .       .       .     V~/Xli O.I  s~*  A  large  Dress Goods, Ladies' Capes and jackets  assortment to choose from.  We carry a full line of Clothing. Gent's Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Our prices on  these lines are  right.  ffl  Corner Baker  and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  33  1  rH  .JLd  rr  We Keep the  Leading Hakes.  Brokers and  Agents for  Wheat  Mann  Biscuits, Etc.  Manitoba  a,   Manitoba   Grai  anufacturers5 Agents.  Produce  *��*'  NELSON,  B. C.  Company,   Gold   Drop Flour,  n   Co.,    M.   R.   Smith   &   Go's  P. O.  Box 498.  aSS7  ��      @     ��  DRUGS AND ASSAYEPTS SUPPLJES  The  Waterford,   Ireland,   corres-  NOTICE.  Fake notice tliat I intend to apjdv to the  DOndent of the Boston Pilot writes i License Commissioners for the city of' Nelson,  ii .     . .. 1    .-, i at their next sitting for a license to sell  liquor  that It IS   generallv   Snpposea   tnere ; in-  retail  at the Victoria Hotel,   on-  Victoria  xt sitting for a license to sell  liquor  it  the Victoria Hotel,   oir  Victoria  Mint ^idmn   Chpplrin   of   Waterford ��� ytrectr in  the said   city   of Nelson,  and  for a  tliat jJlSUOp   oneeildli   01    ^ clLCI1UiU ; transfer of the license now held  bv F. C. Goodwill    succeed   the   late  Archbishop �� win to myself.  Clearv in the Kingston diocese. '    Dated June u, IS98.  D. A. McDonald.  l^^^s*^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  WEST KOOTENAY ELECTORAL DISTRICT  NELSON  RIDING.  The following polling station has been established in addition to those already proclaimed :  Goat River Crossing.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Returning Officer.  <5jP  PROVINCIAL0 SECRETARY'S    OEFICE.  ,   8th June, i898.  His Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint William J. Goepel,  Esquire, to be Returning Officer for the Nelson  Riding of West Kootenay Electoral District;  and    ���.-.������'"��� .'���'''"."  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint and declare the Government Office, Nelson, to be the place for the  nomination of candidates for election to the  Legislative Assembly in the Nelson Riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber off the following described  lands situated in the West Kootenay Mining  Division on Lockhart Creek, one mile and one  eighth east from Kootenay Lake, commencing  at a postmarked N. W. corner running east 120  chains, thence north 10 chains, thence east 180  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 130  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence west 120  chains, thence north 40 chains to place of commencement.  Dated this 28th dav of Mav, 1898.  ''������-���     T. W. Gray,  Nelson, B.C.  CERTIFICATE OF IM    ROVEMENTS  "Clumbia" and "Snow Water" mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay district.,  Where located:���On the head Avaters of  Rover Creek.  Take notice that L William John Goepel,  F.M.C. No. 88544 acting acting as a^ent for myself and A. J. Marks, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 1977 a, intend, sixty days from date hereoi.  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 certifi"ate of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of June 1898.  W. J. Goepel.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Midas" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located :���On the headwater's of Rover  Creek.  Til Ice notice that I, William John Goepel,  F.M.C. No. 83544 acting as agent for myself,  Geo. Alexander F.M.C. No. 74000, and M. S.  Davys, Free Miner's Certificate No. 9851G, 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 beforeHhe issuance of such eertrficate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June, 1898.  w. J. Goepel.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Waffer" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : On east of North" Fork of  Salmon River, about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for The Lucky Boy Mining it "Development  Company, Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No. 98,016. intend sixty rtuys from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improrements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And fvrther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of June, 1898.  John A. Coryell, Agent.  The  official returns of the total  trade of Canada for  the  n   months  ending  May 31st,  show $262,576.-  000, as against $219,041,000 during  |the s-.me period of last year ; an increase   of $43,500,000.    The   duty  collected on imports was $20,192,-  000,    an   increase    of   $1,852,000.  The imports increased by $16,000,-  000,   and   exports   by $27,000,000.  These returns are complete except  for   Vancouver, which, as   usual, is  behind.  I i> 21  ... ' :     . ��� - , O  We. have just received   a   large  shipment of y  LADIES' CORSETS  In the latest and best makes, ranging iii sizes from 18 to 36 in children's and misses'.  Suitable for children  eighteen years of age.  from   two to  We will offer at reduced  prices  our    summer  Prints,    Lawns,     Organ  dies,   nusjins,  Black and  Colored Dress Goods,  Shirt Waists, etc.  Application  for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after the  "first publication hereof we will a"pply to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay'for. a  license to sell spirituous and fermented liquor  at retail in what will be known as the Alliance  hotel, situated in Brooklyn townsite.  Brooklyn, June " L. P. Nelson  18, 1898. J. Johnson.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof, I, the undersigned." intend to  make application for a license to sell liquor by  retail, on premises situate near moiitn of. 'Dog  Creek, on the lower Arrow Lake-  Dated this 28th day of May 1898.  BAimSTE Saqin.  THE HOTEL HUME  H. D. HUflE, Manager.  Is Now Open to the Public. . . .,  New Building, New Furnishing, Steam Heat in every Room,  Everything Strictly First-Class, Large and Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  i Corner Vernon  and Ward Streets.  APPLICATION   FO     LtQUOR  LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof, i. tne uudersigueu," intend to  make application fur a license to sell liquor \>\  retail,  on   premises situate  ai  the Lower Arrow Lake.  Brock land, June 12, 1898.  Brock land   on  J. McDonald.  nelson,;:-B.C.  Notice of Application to Cut Timber.  1 hereby give notice that I have applied to  the Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut, fell and carry av\ay timber from one thousand acres of land situated  on Goat River, in the West Kootenay district,  and more particularly described as follows :  Commencing at a pbst on north side of right  of way of IL C. S. Railway, and opposite station  675 oi'location of said railway, being supposed  east line of one Campbell's application to purchase, thence north forty chains, thence east 250  chains, or to west side line of one Newman's  application to purchase; thence south forty  chains; theuee west 250 chains to place of beginning.  Signed,  0. F. Hannington.  Goat River, B. C, May 11, 1898.  Mrs. McLaughlin has greatly  reduced the prices on all children's  hats and sailors, also Von trimmed  millinery.  firs. McLaughlin.  EASTMAN'S  F. C. Green, B.A.,C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  Surveys   of   Lands,     Mineral    Claims,  Townsites, ���. Etc.  OFFICE:   Turner   Boeckh    Block,     Nelson  Optician and Watchmaker,  cket  $5.00.  O d a kJ McK'"��P   Block,    Baker   street.  i       ��� All work guaranteed.  ASK   TO   SEE   IT.  VANCOUVER and NELSON  sear Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson  ineraf Water  holographic  . J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  ale,  Celery Sarsapar-  iila and Iron.    Ginger  1^.     LlLo��     t>lv��  Dry Plates, Solio, Printing  Frames.  Thomson Stationery Co.  Baker St. - Nelson.  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention giren to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON       j Josephine Street  Before buying" a  iano 0R  Organ  Go to Painton's, the  ART& iVIUSIC CO., NELSON  I kinds of job printing  ing neatly and promptly exe-  Neison. Icuted at The   Economist. it/i!?,-,'.;  I'If  Mvi;  ilij  ���i m-$  ill  J-   s;;S ;)-  i ii f  ?������  .c  %������  m  i,  I S'L'fc  ? vi!  j:   *!2   "'I'.-  i- i i-  II  - 'I j-:--  f'il'  ,41 ;���?  ���111  ;<:��U;  Mi-  ..if.!:  jivi;^  vi  SI  'Si  hi.  if in m  m n  tm  m  m.  m  kit:  \?*li:  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ��� 'A MEr Quarts and Pints,  and Pints.     Another Gar Load of  otxne^^  Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and  General Merchandise Catalogues just published  NELSON, B.C.  ir~rniir ~rrm '"���"'  -r^.-^-..--. ace *.-mn - ...^i-,-.,-�� j.^..-..-,,^ |~fTTrr---���- t^*.-:c^.  ���~ir-t-'-:'--ii7iinr ^~MnnviuTnartrM*mvKKiM-\M*mwm*M  AND  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eastern and European points. To Pacific  Coast, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of   .  KLONDYKE   AND   THE   YUKON  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  From Kevelstoke daily  GENERAL NOTES.  leaves ���NELSO N-  Daily  arrives 10:30 p.m.  CONNECTiaNS:  To Rossland and main land points :  Daily  6 :40 p.m  Kootenav  Lake���Kaslo  Route.   Str.   Kokanee.  ExceptSundav Except Sunday  4 p. in.-    leaves ���NELSON'��� arrives :    11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str. Nelson:  Mon. Wed. Frf. Mon. Wed. Fn  7 a. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   S:o0 p. m.  Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  ExceptSundav Except Sunday  9 a.m.    leaves"���NELSON ���arrives    2:20  p.m.  Ascertain Present Reduced  Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. BEER, city agent, Nelson, B.C  W.'F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent.  Vancouver, B.C.  Contractor Mann declares that  within five weeks there will be 5,000  men at work on the construction of  the Columbia & Western railway  b.t veen Robson and Midway. At  present they are working 700 men,  but as soon as the tote road is ccm-  pleted through from Arrow lake to  Cascide City, and camps can be established, all'the men who can be  utilized will be put to   work.  The Canadian Pacific Railway  Company's traffic receipts for the  week ending June 21st were $475.-  000. For the same week of last  3rear th^ were $462,000.  Certificates of incorporation have  been issued to the Ajax Mining &  Development Co., limited, with a  capital stock of $500,000. The  registered office of the company is  situated at Sandon, and the object  is to carry on a general mining  businss : also to the Pay Ore (B.C.N  Mines, limited, with a capital stock  of $250,000, divided into 2,500.000  shares at 10 cents each. The registered office is in Rossland, and  Smith Curtis is the attorney. The  object is to operate the Pay Ore  property in the Boundary country  and to canry on a general mining  ! business.  oon be  N.      ���'     ^  ��     ��      @  WE HAVE MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH AS  PREPARED KALSOMINE,  READY MIXED PAINTS,  OIL WOOD STAINS, ETC.  FULL  LINE OF  PAINTS,   OILS  and  VARNISHES.  PAINT and VARNISH   BRUSHES    .     .     .  epnone ai  Baker St., Nelson  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     =      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  T. S. Gore.  II.   Burnet.  1. I-I. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents  far  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab��  stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, <&c.  NELSON,   -   -'-. British .Columbia  c  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C,  ���  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.  Dorcester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Guysboro, N.S.  Ha!ifax, N.S.  Kingston. N.B.  Londonderry, N.S  E-.I.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitlarxd, N.S. ���  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       Westmour.t.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Shubenaeadie, N.S.  Summerside, P E.I.  Svdnev, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Wevmouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  ���  ���  A General   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchange   ^  Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit, Etc.,  Negotiated. ���  Accounts  Received  on the Most Favorable Terms. ^  Interest   allowed  on  special   deposits and   on  Savings   Bank accounts. %  BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  : ���#  NANAIMO,   NELSON,  ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,. VICTORIA. !  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour IVIills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  B.   C.  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- |  I lished in connection with, the Nelson branch of I  t this bank. <  ��� Deposits of one dollar and up wards received, I  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present |  I 3 per cent per annum). ^  ^ X  ��� GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ^  k3!H^T!��!3&??K^^  wMm^mmmm^w^w&^^m^^^m^m^-


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