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 THE  f/<��  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  vol. n.  NELSON   B. C;,   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1899.  NO.  <��� 0  )&&  11  THE NELSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley ' Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance ���..."  1.50  ��� One Tear te Great Britain - 2.60  '   '    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. o  f  , .       t ���      ��� ���  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 understood that the city council have  in process of incubation an elaborate scheme '.  for the pavement of .Baker street. The city ;  fathers, it appears, have been turning thematic* over in the innermost recesses of their mental repositories, with the desire of springing it  on the public in the, nature of a plea'sing sur- .  jprise. It was feared that the sewer connections would be in the' way" of a permanent  pavement, but that obstacle has been overcome by the determination to put in sewer  connections at a certain number of places to :  each .block. Another matter that troubled the  city fathers was the particular kind of pavement that should be used. Several aldermen  favored asphaltum while otheis pinned their  faitih to block pavements. The objection to  the block pavements was that it is not the  best for a country which receives "occasional  visits from Jack Frost. As yet, no definite  decision has been arrived at in. this matter,  but the council board to a man are determined  to; begin the work of paving at least two blocks  on Baker street at once, and in.this resolution  they are endorsed by the citizens. The aldermen j5pntend that it is a waste of money  patching up the streets. Better start right in  the beginning and make permanent improvements. Then, again it is necessary to dem -  onstrate that the citizens of Nelson have faith  in their own city. The city of Victoria has  spent ten times what it would cost "to pave the  streets in patching up holes here, and there,  with the result that to-day Victoria is looked  upon in so far as permanent public improve  ments are concerned as being the most backward city of its size in Canada.  Vancouver started right, and although a  young place is.. now regarded as the , most  strictly up-to-date city in Canada. Nelson  will make the Terminal City her model, and  within a few months this city will be paved  just the same as London, New York and Vancouver.  We congratulate the council on their evident determination to, place Nelson, in the  front rank of Western cities.. If they had neglected this vital matter and attempted to  patch the streets they would have been condemned as incapable and violating the confidence placed in them by the citizens. All  honor to our city council.   e  The numbering of the houses is also under  consideration, and it is expected that this  work will be undertaken within the course of  a few weeks.. It does not cost much lo put up  numl e.-p, ar.d t ie~ 6 venience is beyond computation. When it goes forth to every land  that Nelson has paved streets and numbered  houses people will begin-to talk about us and  our sister cities will be stricken with envy.  A few weeks ago The Economist took occa-  sion to refer to the disorganized state of, the  Conservative party not only in British Columbia but throughout Canada. We believed  it to be our duty to indicate the weak spots in  the Conservative armor,, and we are pleased to  observe that papers like the Victoria Colonist  and theHamilton Spectator endorse the position taken by The Economist. The Spectator:  says;': a" The Conservative party has been in  very bad shape for some time. The old machine, with its worse than incompetent organizers, wrecked the party, and before it will be  able to do anything in the way of making a  respectable fight thorough reorganization is an  absolute necessity^" A  The .Colonist is even more emphatic in its  denunciation of the methods pursued by the  present leaders, and advocates, as did The  Economist, a complete reorganization of the  Conservative party. The fact of the matter  is, throughout Canada there is growing a general distrust in the sincerity and capacity of  the leaders of the old parties.   The following  dispatch from Montreal affords perhaps the  most striking evidence of this condition of affairs : "Political developments in Canada  have caused the young men of the Dominion  to look about them with a view ofestablishing  a new political party, the watchword of which  will be Canada for Canadians, and the feeling  is that the opportunity is now afforded of taking entirely in hand,,the control of its own af- ���  fairs."'    "'      ���       .  There is no doubt that a party formed on  the lines indicated in this dispatch'would cut  a wide swath in a political contest at the present time. The best men in the Liberal ranks  are growing weary in standing outside while  the oracles of their party decide their fate, and  would gladly join any respectable combination  that would free them from party despotism.  And it is the same with many Conservatives.  A half-dozen or so men have assumed to do  all the thinking for the party, and'feel deeply  offended i objection is taken to their commands. In British Columbia, three or four  who are in politics for business purposes only,  have shaped the destinies of the Conservative  party until it has now assumed the shape of a  hideous deformity. They distributed the patronage and we violate no confidence in stating  that they manipulated it to gratify their own  personal ends, Their specialty has been self-  aggrandizement, while two or three, other  " leaders" have marked their devotion to Conservative principles by subscribing for stock  i  in Liberal newpapers. with the result that today the time-honored traditions of the old  party have been completely obliterated. By  all mean^j let us create new idols. A  ���Next Friday Irishmen the world over will;  unite in doing honor to  their patron eaihv,  It is one of the strange circumstances in  connection with Irish celebrities that ho sooner  do they reach an honored niche in the ladder  of fame than along comes some other country and claims the distinguished  person  as  a   citizen.     Take as instances. Swift,  Well-  i gton, Sheridan, Burke, Wolseley, Bereeford  and Kitchener.   These men were all Irish 'men,.J  yet England emblazons their genius andh ":o-  ,ism on her own banners.    So it is with  St .V  Patrick.    The Lord only knows if any country had ever a right to claim a saint  as her  own, Ireland has with regard to St.' Patrick.  Yet Scotland, not satisfied with St. Andrew  BSflWBiBSW  SHWWgM'mfWWWlttWI.'itl,  I.TOFiMM^M*""''1"''*1"'''"" THE ECONOMIST.  a  m  mi *s'  I  i. <"  il?'  i* ���?  hi -  11  lv *���  iv-  Ji, i  II',  13 3  |yj,  I?"  til  l<i  I,v5  I'S'J  I  lis  K(  I'm  I  15.'  Ills  I  In  Hi  Ii,'  if.  steps in and makes the absurd claim that St.  Patrick was born in Scotland.  Historians generally agree that St. Patrick,  the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, really  lived and that he died on March 17,493,1,406  years ago, but aside from these two important  points the pretty story is legendary. For instance, one historian says that St. Patrick  lived 120 years, that he was 40 when he landed in Ireland, and that he did missionory  work for 80 years; while others maintain that  his miraculous career commenced when he was  seven years old and that he died at 87.  cent. These official returns include people of  all nationalities sailing from ports in the  United Kingdom, those destined for Canada  including 17,665 persons of British origin  and 8,3&8 foreigners. This, of course, does  not include the Doukhobors, who left from the  Batoum direct.  The city of Placerville, old "Hangtown,"  has refrained from holding a municipal election for twenty-five years to evade a lawsuit  on some old railroad bonds. This leads the  San Diego Vidette to exclaim: " Talk about  the forbearance of office-seekers! "  ized by that firm. In building up their own  business by a liberal use of printer's ink the  William Hamilton Company have also drawn  the attention of the outside world to British  Columbia.  While St. Patrick is universally accredited  a  famous temyerance advocate,   his   simple  peasant worshipers relate paradoxically that  r at his death-bed, his followers grouped about  him, shaken with profound grief, touched the  kind heart of the gentle saint, and wishing to  console them with his dying breath the great  man whispered, " take a drop of something for  my sake," and passed in peace to the great  beyond.  6  The gambling evil is growing in Nelson. It  has been reported to The Economist that  many young men are being fleeced at the gaming table. In the first stage of the gambling  mania young men play their own money, but  once the disease takes firm hold the funds of  their employers are squandered.  A Chicago man first shaved himself and  then cut his throat. He probably accepted as  the true axiom that cleanliness is next to godliness, and made what preparation lay in, his  power for a favorable reception in the Kingdom of glory.  The Winnipeg Labor Council has registered  a very emphatic protest against the competition of the Dqukohobors in the labor field.  The labor market in Canada was adequately  supplied already without the importation of  spirit-wrestlers. Liberalism and cheap labor  are becoming synonymous terms.  Colgan, the antiquarian, is the most emi-  nent authority who franks the story of St.  Patrick driving the snakes of Ireland into the  sea, the. operation being performed with an  immense drum, which Patrick kept beating on  the march to the sea.   One snake more unruly than the rest, so the legend goes, was  punished by being confined in the gloomy  depths of Laugh Dilveen, in Tipperary's Gal-  tee mountains, from which  the recalcitrant  creature was to be released by the saint on  Monday; but the saint forgot, and  the disobedient serpent is still there and, every Monday rises to the surface to lament its fate.  Next to the snake incident, the most startling  tradition of this good saint is that he built a  huge bonfire of snow-balls.   St. Patrick is also  held responsible for making the shamrock the  national flower of Ireland.  One point on which all historians seem to  write is that St. Patrick did more for the elevation of mankind than any other saint in  the calendar. He converted Ireland to Christianity and laid there the foundation of a  faith that has withstood the storms of centuries. It is a pleasing thing to contemplate  these times that Irishmen, no matter how they  may differ in religion, to-day claim an equal  interest in their patron saint.  The last line of a poem in the Vancouver  World reads:   " Let us love the Doukohobor."  The question  is  whether  " Doukohobor" in  this line should mean either masculine or femi  nine.  According to statistics prepared by the  British Board of Trade, Canada is the only  country where immigration during the past  year shows an increase over that of 1897.  ...Its gain was 20 per cent., while all other  countries show a falling-off of from 1 to 10 per  Emperor William's message to  Mrs.  Kipling, in which he referred to the soul-stirring  way in which her husband has sung about the  deeds   of "our great common  race," shows  that he is not in sympathy with the recent proposal for an alliance between France, Russian  and Germany against Great Britain and   the  United   States.     The   German   newspapers,  commenting on it, seem to imagine that Rud-  yard Kipling is an  American,  but  Emperor  William made no such mistake, although   he  probably knew that Mrs, Kipling is an American.     The Montreal Star believes that if   the  message meant anything more than a friendly  interest in Kipling it indicated a desire for  a  triple alliance, including Great Britain,   Germany and the United States.  An American exchange draws attention to  the theory that crime moves in cycles. This  leads the Ottawa Citizen to remark that the  obvious remedy is for the police to move on  bicycles.  The heroic sacrifice of the citizens of New  York in permitting such an artistic organization as the "New York Theatre Company" to  absent itself from Gotham in the middle of  the dramatic season is duly appreciated by  those of our citizens who attended the -''performance" tt the Nelson Opera House last  Monday night.  Joseph Martin is now a Q. C.  Martin made himself a Q. C. We make this  explanation, so that the public may know  where to place the responsibility.  It is a singular fact, and one that appears  to be lost sight of by many in business, that  the most successful firms are the ones that advertise intelligently. The name of the William Hamilton Manufacturing^, is known  throughout the length and breadth of the  land, and why ? The answer is found in the  large amount of space in the newspapers util- I  The Cumberland (B. C.) News has changed  owners. Miss Mary Bissett is the new publisher, and as might be expected when a  young lady is at the helm, the News is now  handsome, attractive and correspondingly interesting.  ___ _ o L  The  Tribune   announces that it has   in-i  creased the reading space on its front page by  three inches.   We congratulate our contemporary on this renewed evidence of continued  prosperity.  Prizefighting is evidently no modern accomplishment. An Apollo has just been dug  up in Europe.  The lady who forwarded to this office a  poem on spring, is informed that there is no  excuse for writing poetry when you can get  good stuff at $1.25 a volume.at the bookstores.  A Boston woman caught a man under her  bed the other night and compelled him to  marry her. There is such a surplus of the  tender sex in Massachusetts that a man is a  man.  The Montreal Star believes that " such Liberal members of Parliament as still profess  the principles so presistently preachid by the  Liberal party when it sat in Opposition, will  find their last sure opportunity to assert themselves and give proofs of their sincerity at this  coming session.   Parliament is about to meet  with a rising revenue, and falling national exports; with a year of extraordinary expenditure just passed in which there was nevertheless a surplus of revenue over the current expenditures; with another year of lavish expenditure drawing to a close; with, in short, every  fiscal circumstance calling loudly on the finance Minister to withstand the temptation to  squander his buoyant revenue, and to rigidly  retrench.   Unless all signs fail, the next will  be a year in which a people free from debt  should pile up a great surplus against an  !*a  *  SSP!55??i?��H��T3^  '$>"' THE ECONOMIST.  coming need. For a people whose debt is a  large and a growing one, it will afford an opportunity to make hay while the sun shines,  and to inaugurate a policy of'courageous debt-  reduction."  During th=�� week .Postmaster Gilker has  made many improvements in the .postoffice,  with a Yiew of affording greater convenience  to the public. If Mr. Gilker * ould now eqnip  the entrance to the office with swinging doors  he would build for himself a monument more  enduring than marble:  future developments, and Mr. Hume may congratulate himself on being of so much importance as to be made the' central figure in two  election protests. Most men would be satisfied with one.  A company of Nautch girls is travelling this  way. We trust they are accompanied by  their father, Mr. Nautch.  MINES AND INVESTORS.  Persons .having the words and music of  nursery rhymes are requested to forward the  same to Bob Renwick, who stands greatly in  need of matter,of this character just now.  A Minnesota judge holds that a newspaper  is not a manufacturing corporation! It may  be ' that the circulation of the Vancouver  Province does not extend to Minnesota.  Or  o  The rumor that the Queen will confer sev-,  eral honors on the occasion of her forthcoming,  birthday anniversary   inspires   the   fervent  hope that Aid. Hillyer   will not be overlooked  this time. i ���.   ���  Ald. Thomson's suggestion that a map of  Nelson and district in the form of a folder,  showing position and varied resources, be  printed and distributed for the enlightenment  of the coast people, should be acted upon at  once by the Board of Trade. Nelson is known  almost everywhere throughout the civilized  world excepting at Victoria and Vancouver. ���  It now transpires that the Liberals of British Columbia are not the devoted followers  of  Joseph  Martin we were  led   to  believe   they  were.    The Miner of Tuesday  morning  announced that a protest had been filed  against  Hon. J. Fred Hume   by W.   G.  McCandlish.  The same evening the Tribune denied that  the  petition of W. G. McCandlish had  been  filed,'  but intimated that a petition signed, by Junes'  Smith had been filed by Gordon Hunter,   barrister,  of'Victona,   against  the   Miniver  of  Mines   According to the  Tribune the Hunter  section of the  Liberal   party   anticipated  the  Bodweli   faction   by   getting   in   a   p^iLion  against Hume before  the   arrival   oi   the one  signed by   McCandlish, and thus secured control of the Nelson petition.    This may or may  not be the. case, but no doubt the sources fn.in  which both papers have secured their information were the inner: circles.; The  Economist  does not profess to have  any  exclusive information on tM^ but it  may be forgiven;  if it expresses the belief,that between  the two  sections they will make it  decidedly interest-  for Mr. Hume.    According?to the Miner, there  is sufficient evidence to unseVrMr. Hume, and  the petition filed by. Mr.  Hunter  alleges   all  I sorts of bribery and corruption,   .the  Strang-;  est part of the whole thing is why M. Bjdwell  should take such an interest in unseating Mr.  Hume.    He delivered a vary strong speech in  favor of .that gentleman's election;   No doubt,  ���the Tribune has ���'authoritative information   on  this point., In the meantime, the: independent electors of Nelson .'will await  with  interest  Several British medical men   are  proposing plans in the London Lancet for  prolonging life.     Old age proper they   agree,   begins  about the sixtieth year, being ushered in   by  changes in the nerve cells.  Dr. J. Althaus divides old age into two classes ; premature   old  age and old age  proper.     Toe  former   often  -attacks persons between 30 and 50 years old :���  the victims b coming infirm, although having  uo actual disease.- In this condition the doctor  believes'that there is a change in the substance  of the nerve cell, but that the nucleus is   uninjured, for persons  frequently   recover   from1  this premature form  of old  age.     Why can  they not recover from   old  age'proper?   The  doctor claims to have  so  improved the   condition of  his   patients   by   applying  electric  currents to their brains,   that men  have   become ten years younger in a few weeks.  Over speculation has  decreased   values in  Republic stocks and it will be some time  before the market on these securities recovers its  its former  steadiness.    Lone Pine,  however,  would appear to be a good buy at its  present  price, as if  the Republic  deal  goes  through,  Lone Pine will reach the dollar market before  August.    For the reasons given before in these  columns, Rossland  stocks  are still somewhat  neglected by investors, though eastern  speculators have lately been dabbling in one or two  of the cheapest properties.    The favorite camps  at present are the Slocan and Camp McKinney,  and during the coming summer the latter will  probably see a boorfi,.jvhich will put  into' the  shade anything ever witnessed in this western  country.    The reason for this is that many of ��  the properties recently acquired, in Camp .McKinney have every chance of developing an intrinsic value equal to that of the Cariboo-Camp  McKinney" mine, which is at present the banner, gold property of British Columbia. ;��  When a New York heiress gets up in the  morning she rings for one of the daily papers  to find out to whom slie is engaged for the  day.  Such stocks as the Minnehaha, Waterloo,  Little Cariboo, Wearton and Fontenoy "will  double or treble in value as soon' as ,the snow  has disappeared, and Waterloo, Wearton and  Fontenoy, the last of which has recently been  acquired by one of the strongest companies  ever formed in the west, will from their favorable location on the Camp McKinney lead, be  eagerly sought after by eastern.and western  speculators. All of these are good buys, and  at their present'prices will show a handsome  profit before six months have passed.  It is noticeable at the  theatre that all the  handsome w-unen  remove   their   hats.    Ugly  looking   females   insist  on   keeping  on their'  headsear.  ' " I am will;ng. to risk my reputation as a  public man,"- wrote Edward Hine to the  Liverpool Mercury, "if the worst oa^>e of sm til-  pox cannot be cured in three d.iys by the  u?e of cream of tartar. 0 te ounce of cream  of tartar dissolved in a pint of hot water,  drunk at intervals when cold, is a never-  failing remedy. It has cured thousands,  never leaves a mark, never causes blindness,  and   avoids tedious lingering,"  The annual ..-meeting of the Kootenay Lake  General. Hospital, yesterday, was well attended.     Dr.   Hall,   hospital   physician, ���'re-  . ported that a larger number or patients had  b.:en treated this year than any previous one.  Tiiis was due to the number of typhoid patients coming in from the. outside. The new-  directors are: Judge -Form,W.*\V. Beer, E.  A. Crea?e,;A. Ferla.nd, and Mrs. Robertson  and Mrs. Stf-cks.    The following officers.were  elected :    President. Judge Fotin ; viee-pre-i-  dent, W. A. JowmU ; secretary,   F.   W. Swan-  nell ; treasurer. W. W. Beer.  The Slocan is undoubtedly the richest  miu-  ing division in the province,   aud  for  investment pure and simple, stocks in the standard  mines of this camp are the  safest  investment  that offer at present, to an intending purchaser.  The recent strikes in the Qieen Bess, Vui'ure,  Slocan Star, Reco, Treasme Vault and   \Abie,  Five prove that the ore bodies   in   the rA.;a;t  have only be^un to show   their   richness   ami  continuity, and there is n.>t a. property in this  division, which, with  fairly ' iuudiigfrit   treatment can  fail   to   become   a   dividend   payer.  There has been a slump lately in   1) trdaneiles  stock, but this   was due   nnwe   to   cxtr.ineous  dealings amongst the   Ing   Motdchoiders,   than  to the c nuiiti.tns of the mine ii^-dt,   which   at  present is nearer toVbein^ on a dividend   p.tying basis than for some time previously.     Buyers cannot., make a -.mistake, if   they   purchase  the Slocan stocks .of   tho.--e   properties   widen  are held by strong com pan ies, or   to   be   more  explicit,    by  those   companies   whose   largest  '  stockholders are satisfied to keep  their   holdings until the mine gives them ii return in the  the 'oha pe of di vidends.   . The 1 van hoe,  owned  by the Miu'nesoto Silver Mines Company,   has  so much ore in. sight that the-owners have d?-  cided to put up a mill and-tramway, and  this  property will soon ue oiie of the   big   shippers  of British Cdumbia.    As   it   is   owned   bv   a  c;o-e corporation-however, the investing   public will not have an opportunity   of   profiting  by its richness.  :*'!  1 ���^fat<r3asz3Sa^rt^Z-2&��&A&tt\^'jtt*��cL!i  THE ECONOMIST  JSte_  AN EGYPTIAN INCIDENT.  I'  !  J < -/  ti?  I'll  2-  !���-  j  ,;���;  ii n  in  ;;  hi '  I-'"  Ii:  III  I'l  fl-  Ik.Jfl  I  $  lH  :y  N  p.  fl!  .in  iii!i  M  m  Ii!  Id...  1:  I  ��f!if-  V  ISA  if  hi-  8.f;?y  Mis-  "I'm frying io.put an end to  this  Egyptian  ���  pA.gue,"   gr >wled Colonel MacPherson.    ''We  come here every wiater, sail up the frame old  ��� river, look at the same old pyramid?���no modern additions or in pro'vemen��� ee the same  abnominable old images that have worn gro-  ��� 'teeque'aepect for fifty centuries, and broil on  the same uncomfortable deck, and all because  that boy of mii.e wants to be known as an  Egyptologist. To the deuce with beetles and  sacred, ca-tie.    I'm tired of it all."  ��� Out of breath with the exertion riecefsary to'  this long sentence, Colonel Tavish MacPherson leans back in his  comfortable  arm-cS a;r  ,. and closes his eves for a nap.    The cau?e  of  his trouble is not very   apparent,   and   as' he  sits there under the awning, with his half pay  running on1 at the Horse  Guards, with  the  'rents'of his deer forests and  sheep farms m  , the  Highlands  faithfully  collected   and,a<-  -   counted for by the factor, and with  his membership fefs paid up to date at  the  Carlton  '������ and,United Service Clubs, one would imagine  that Egypt wou'ld appear something other  than a house of bondage. The colonel's dahabeeh, with her big three-cornered sail trimmed to the breeze that ruffles the waters of  the Nile and bears her onward to Assouan  and the Great Cataract, is as. quiet and restful albeit picturesque an object as one would  care to see, as on this December evening of  1870 she creeps" up'the river, the look-out  man on the bow watching that the channel is  followed, and the steers-man, impassive as a  mummy, leaning upon the Ipng handle of the  tiller.  ���'     Forward on the-deck, face down or curled  up in all sorts of odd positions, lie. her crew,  a  motley  collection of  Arabs, Nubians and  Osmanlis.    There  is  nothing  stirring.     The  mark of the desert is on   all   around.    Even  the sun, now nearly on a level  with the  Nubian mountains away on the horizon, looks  tired and dusty.    The intense  quiet  bothers  the colonel ;  so, he  yawns  and  growls  once  more.    He is a, widower with  two children���  the older a lad of eighteen,  who Las  already  made something of a reputation  as a student  of Egyptian remains, having been  enamored  of the land since the evil day when the colonel  first proposed to  winter  on the Nile.    The  second is a gentle lad of ten years, well liked  ;by everybody.    He gives his vote for Egypt  .every winter, because Jack asks it as a favor.  They are ashore now  after  relics,  and have  promised to report when the dahabeeh ties up  for the night at Assouan.' before warping  her  ;wayvthrpugh'the cataract.  The colonel's eyes follow;a movement in the  tangled group of figures on tae deck. Two  men rise, shouting at each other the while.  The colonel and the dragoman, who has just  poked his head out of his room on the deck,  looked on lazily. Suddenly one of the disputants makes a rush at the other���the gleam  of steel is seen, and the crew close around the  men. A quick stroke, a shout,' anger changed  to agony, and a Nubian lies on the deck with  the dagger of Aboo, a powerful Arab,  in  his  breast.  All th)'s so quickly that the colonel is still  growling that there is nothing stiring to be  seen in Egypt, when he reaches the group, and  stooping over the wounded men, draws the  dagger out. It has left an ugly wound, but  not dangeroas, and as the wound'd man is  taken in charge by his comrades the colonel,  turns to the dragoman for an explanation.  With many profuse apologies the dragoman  tells how the two men were sleeping side bv  side when the Nubian inadvertently put his  foot against the A rib's face. That was all,  and the dragoman smiled and bowed.  Ih-i colonel, an old disciplinarian, looked  black as night. In' effective English he ordered the dragoman, after he had discovered  , that the matter was -not-reckoned important  enough for Egyptian law to recognize, to anchor the dahabeeh and send a boat ashore with  the culprit and his baggage. To the dragoman's question as to how Aboo was to get  ���back to Cairo, the colonel thundered that he.  might walk. The dragoman bowed and smiled  ���it was a habit he had learned from a French  friend at Cark���and translated the colof e's  remark to Aboo, adding to them such little  pleasantries as he thought of. He could walk.  His shoes���this with a smile and a bow directed  to Aboo's bare feet���-his shoes   might'.  wear out, but .    So Aboo, having obtained  his dagger and an old ring���his only article  of baggage���goes ashore muttering revenge,  which the dragoman interprets to the colonel  with a smile and a bow. The dahabeeh glides  on, and in an hour is moored at Assouan., The  wondering relic hunters leturn and all aboard  retire, for is not the cataract to be traversed at  sundown tomorrow?  Before sunrise Colonel MacPherson was  awakened by the shout of the young gentlemen's body servant, who cried excitedly:  "Wake, master ! We can't find Master Bob.  Here is a bit of paper that lay on his bed."  While the colonel rubbed his eyes and looked  at the scrap o? Arabic thex man  produced,  a  commotion occurred outside, and the  dragoman rushed in with Aboo's dagger in his hand.  It had been taken from the breast of the- Nubian, stabbed to the heart  during  the  night.  The boat  had been towed astern  of the dahabeeh   after  Aboo's  trip   ashore  was  gone.  There was no doubt, explained the dragoman  with his customary smile, that the Arab had  lain ashore until the lights went out,  swam  aboard, knifed.his enemy, and left  again  in  the boat.    At this the colonel, still  holding  the paper in his hand, turns pale and   trem-.  blingly gives it to Jack, who knows  Arabic.  Dragoman and crew crowd  around while he*  sbwly reads :    "Aboo might have killed the  English dog tonight, but to steal the pride of  his tent was better'revenge."    They searched  for the fugitives with shrinking hearts after a  time, but never a trace of the boy, dead or living, did they find.    Almost maddened with  grief, but not until the hot weather threatened  his life, Colonel MacPherson returned to Cairo  and laid the terrible affair personally before  the Khedive.   But it was all in vain.    Year  after year he haunted the Nile, promising  backsheesh to an unlimited extent for,the restoration of his boy, but the Arabs shook their  heads. Aboo had disappeared without leaving any trace. To the father who searched  for his lost boy there was no lack of interest  now in Egypt.. '  * * * * *  "Forward by the right; march!"  Clear arid loud comes the command, and  the ugly, ill-conditioned steels of the camel  corps moved forward with ungainly step. The  wells of Aboo Klea are within sight, and Sir  Herbert Stewart, who marched nine days,ago  with 1,500 picked men across the desert to  reach the Nile end ihence to i>re*s on to Khar-  toum, feels that his mission will be successful,  and that Gordon will be speedil}'' relieved.   "  So does Captain Jack MacPherson of the  Egyptian army, attached for the present io the  camelry, as he sails along on one of the .ships  of the desert. ���  This is an unseaworlhy ship, and, as it tosses more than usual, he ejaculates: "Ugh, you  brute, if there is an Arab at the wells, I will  trade camels."    With .t-his, he looks forward  to the rocky defile by which the route lies and  sees fluttering above a ledge an Arab banner.  For an instant he looks at it through his field  glass and then rides in haste back along the  ranks.    A word  in  Sir Herbert's ear.    The  troops are halted and a zareba'is in process of  formation, when the beating of war drums and  discordant 'yells that  remain  unanswered���  for the throats of the men are too parched ai.d  thirsty  to  hurrah���a great  body   of   Arabs-  start from the underbrush around the entram e  to the defiie and, headed  by  many standa d  bearers, rushes in upon the British square.  Of the fight for life in.that square, and ,the  determination with which the Arabs fought to  break the rank, the're is no need to tell. How  Burnaby went down, fighting gloriously and  many other brave men beside him, history records. .  With the utmost coolness, for he had been  through many such scenes, Captain MacPherson, after the first rush, had picked up the  rifle of a dead soldier, unclasps his cartridge  belt, and plugs'-away steadily at the nightshirt brigade, as the soldiers have nicknamed  the Arabs from their long white robes.  But, see! what changevis this in his face as  the foe forms in a compact mass for, another  rush? And listen to the request he makes to.  the men around him:  "Don't shoot within a dozen yards each side  of. that banner!" he saysin such a tone of voice  that the soldiers look up in surprise and see a  white, set face.  "Let them come right up before  you  fire,"  he "added, "and wait till I give you the word.  You'll agree to that, won'tyou, Roberts?   It's V  a matter of life and death."    This to the officer in command of the company.  "Matter of death to us all, I think, if you  don't speak in time." growled Roberts, frowning at the advancing Dervishes, "but have  your way."  MacPherson makes no answer, the palor of  his face increases; now it is ashy gray  as the  ���'�� ti  r3*  Vl  HB&Mft&ng^^ THE ECONOMIST.  ��  the Arabs rushes in on the square. Of all the  oncoming hundreds, he see only two men���one  the standard bearer, and beside him a young  fellow, wonderfully light of skin for an Arab,  and with a cap on his head instead of the usual tangled headdress of greased hair worn by  the Dervishes.  Kneeling as the Arabs come within  fifty  yards of the square, he "takes  deliberate aim.  A flash, and at,the same'instant the standrrd  bearer falls prone  to  the earth.     The fair  faced Arab seizes the banner and rushes to the  front.    Another shot and he,,too, falls.    In  a  voice that rang above the din of the battle  MacPherson gives the order, to fire, and the  Arabs, met by a yolly at such range,  stagger,  and through the smoke are seen to fall back a  few paces.    Instantly MacPherson rushes out  from the square, and before ,his- comrades  or  the enemy have time to interfere, he is again  in the "midst of his  comrades,' trembling and  pale, but bearing in his arm the young Arab,  who still grasps the banner  he plucked from  the dead leader's hand.  The Arabs", mightily thinned in that  brush,  fell away.    The  fight is  over and the  men  crowding around MacPherson, who bathing  the wounded Arab's thigh Where the bullet en- ,  tered, ask what it all means. '  1 Roberts, who is under the impression that  the banner was the prize coveted byMacPhar-  son and that his care for the Arab is an afterthought, remarks that the game is hardly  worth the candle, but- MacPherson, looking up  for a moment, says, pointing to the wounded'  Arab:  " My brother."  Instantly the men, most of���whom have  heard the story of the colonel's bereavement.,  crowd around the stretcher. Sure enough, the  resemblance cannot be disputed.   .  " See," says MacPherson, becoming less constrained as the intense strain of the last few  minutes is relaxed, "I can trace on the  back  of his right hand the outlines of an anchor.    I  remember when he put it on he was a very  small cub.    His hand looked as it wa* poisoned  and he Came to me aad got me to scrape most  of the ink out again.    That's why the mark is  so faint.    Roberts, send  a man out there to  bring in the big fellow I shot.    That was Aboo,  and I think you will find a bullet in his hc\d."  The   last words were  spoken.faintly,   and  MacPherson falls back into the arms of a soldier.    Where he stood, there is a pool of blood,  and on examination, it is found that he, tooj  has been wounded in the thigh.        .  -   ������';*'������..  ,���������'*'������������ w *���'   -   . *   ���' v.-''*''���  ',���'���  They were an odd looking pair, the brothers, as they walked together in the garden of  the army hospital at Cairo. It was fortunate  that Jack knew Arabic, for his long lost  brother had to learn English over again, having heard never a word of-his mother tongue  from the night when Aboo, after gagging him,  tumbled him into the boat lying astern of the  detabeeh tiliti 1 his brother's bullet brpu<<ht  him back to civilization. Of his wanderings,  he could tell little, except that his captor and  he had been wayfarers for years in the Soudan  and along the desert highways until   the in  surrection, broke out, when he was pressed  into Madhi's service, Aboo being a volunteer.  After awhile, he told his brother, he became  rather fond of fighting.  "Inphm 1" said the colonel, as his elder son  translated these remarks, " there is some of  the MacPherson in him yet, then." He  nodded paternally toward Bob, and then  turning to Jack, said tenderly : " God bless  you, my boy, for bringing back my Benjamin  even with a bullet I"  The Last Duel in Ontario.  r  Thej foil owing nai ration, one of the mournful incidents in the earlier history of ^-Perth  Ont., is going the newspaper rounds : " The  last duel in Ontario was fought in Perth in  June, 1833, the principals being two young  law students, by name Robert Lyon and  John Wilson. The}r were warm friends until  they quarrelled over some remarks by Lyon  which Wilson construed as a reflection on the  character of a^lad}'friend of his. After the  difference had lasted some time there was an  encounter in the court house, in which . Lyon  , slapped Wilson's face. Wilson, who was a  youth of 21, consulted friends, who were half-  pay officers of the British army, and they decided that the circumstances called for i duel.  A challenge was given and accepted, and  a meeting took place on the right bank of the  Tay. On the first fire both missed. Wilson's second then tiied to bring about a reconciliation, but without success ; and on the  second fire Lyon was shot through the heart  and died before his second could reach him.  Wilson was tried for  murder  and  acquitted.  He afterwards rose to eminence in his profession and wa3 appointed to the bench,  ultimately becoming Chief Justice of  Ontario. He died a few7 years ago. It is  said he never ceased to mourn his participation in the duel, and during his long career on  the bench would never, sentence a man. to  death, leaving that Ui/-k to his colleagues.  Though the last fatal duel in Ontario, this  was not last in Canada. Ten }'ears later  two officers of the regular forces stationed in  Montreal fought a duel, in which one lost his  1.T  life.  >;  Lady Randolph Churchill, who was Mi��s  Jerome of New York, is about to start a  quarterly magazine in London, which will be  something like the yellow book, enlarged and  amplified with particularly fine ,illus:rations  and binding.   Each numherjis toco-t. a guinea.  ;..' Miss Ethel -Mary Charles, England's first  3Oman archive , has just finished her time  in a London architect's office, and will soon  "be'adrnitt-e'd as.ah .associate of the' royal institute of British architects. The Princess  TI e esa of.Ba varia is a scienti fie wriLer of considerable merit. Slip has already published-  one book on South America,''and is hovv at  work on another, to get th a Serials for which  she made a journey of 'exploration' in I the  wildest parts of Brazil.  MEN AND WOMEN.  Patti has settled $15,000 a year on her  husband. That is the song that reached his  heart. '    '  A teacloth said to be highly prized by Lady  Curzon has the names of all her titled London  acquaintances embroidered upon it. It is, of  course, of the finest linen, .but is perfectly  plain with a 'deep hemstitched border. Her  friends have written their-names diagonally  across the border, and these she had embroidered in white cotton.  The son of the great Worth; of Paris,  after  a calculation of the amount spent in France  upon ladies'  dresses,, estimates   the, average  yearly expenditure for gowns and mantles  at  the sum of  $200,000,000 !   Fifty   millions  of .  this   is   paid   by   Americans, English   and  Russian women. ���   This recalls the fact that it  was the French dressmakers who first  denied  the reports that France was unfriendly to the  United States during the early   part   of   the  war with Spain.  The late Countess Balschi of the Roumanian  nobility, was an extraordinary character. Although extremely rich, she was a miser and  hardly spent a penny, except in defending a  law suit which her only daughter, who had  incurred the Countesss'sdispleasure by marrying without her consent, had started against  her. When the authorities entered the dead  Countess's dwelling to take, possession of her  property they discovered, secreted in numberless impossible places, no less than 1,600.000  francs. While making a final inventory they  found hid in a bundle of old moth eaten curtains a box containing another 40,000 francs.  Numberless little cheap notebooks,, were also  iound in which this eccentric being had noted  down every half penny spent. Some books  devoted to her law expenses were .headed  " Costs of process against that beastly and  poisonous serpent, my daughter."  Ii may not be generally  known  h >w   Lord  Aberdeen, late Governor-General   of  Canada,  met his fuiure wife.   , It'was about twei-ty-two  years ago, and Lord Aberdeen was visiting at  a shooting lodge in the Highlands.     One day  his host could  not . accompany   him   on   the;:,  moors so he   went   alone,   and   by   accident  crossed the " ma ch" or boundary of a  neighboring estate.     He was tramping   along,  gun  on shoulder, when a gentleman asked   him   if  he was aware that-he   was   trespassing. " Oh,  no," said Lord Aberdeen, " I am the guest  of  So-and. So !" ; "Very   probable,"     said     the /  gentleman, " but you are now on my property  '  Lord   Aberdeen   a polog'z'd   profusely,    aid,  .handed him...his card.   ''.The"owner of the   soil  was Mr. M.ijoribanks, now Lork Tweedmouth,  who, promptly invited the trespasser to luncheon at Guisachan.     The   unwitting   poacher  accep'e'd, and in that. w.ay   mHi,   Miss    Isabei  M.;joribanks, who is now Lady Aberdeen.  MM��aBTOB����M^ THE ECONOMIST  r<j  1%  m  1  lift  if'��  I' *S  M  ill  Nil  A  V?  Ms  is*  A  ;-.r  f  I":?*  3'*  |!J  I* ,7'3  l-K*  P  P  IA  I'll  it'.>!  1*1  m  I*1'!  l,,jsl  il  i  s  I"'-1''  1$  it'.'t  1''.5  OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.  *   Martin Economy.  k  si  ,;i3���  t  pji  m  J:jSi;  lift  (Saiulon Paystreak.)  The doing away of horse hire for constables  by .our brainy local Legislature-is a great,benefit to outlaws: While our lean and worthy  Provincial police are following the villains on  foot, the villains can get across the border unmolested. This saves the expense of keeping  them in jail. People naturally object to being  robbed, but they have the satisfaction of knowing that our present police system encourages,  outlaws, enabling them to make a living with  le3S risk than in the past.  it, when they were inppwer; and if not a boon  as the Grit organs now declare, why Sir Wilfrid should spend six months and $50,000 on  a begging expedition to obtain it.  The Cabinet Shuffle.  An All-Canadian Policy.  (New Westminster Sun.)  Sir Wilfrid Laurier has always   been impatient of everything.in  the commercial, fiscal  or general administrative policy of this, county .t^.1 seemed to him too narrowly Canadian.  His statesmanship looks beyond Canada,   and  concerns itself also ;about the  United States..  With great feeling for our neighbors, he modified our tariff so as to admit them on the most  fayored-nation footing to the benefits of  this  market, which we had formerly tried to  keep  to ourselves.    As a result, in 1897, during twor.  thirds of which his new   tariff  was  in  force,  "their,sales here shot up to $72,732,831, and  in  1898 they amounted to $90,545,271..  Not only  was the scheme of tariff reduction  so studied  as to facilitate the  entry  of goods  from   the  United States above goods of all  other countries, but also its free trade points were so arranged as to dovetail  with  the extreme protectionist pointer of the Dingley  Acti   Thus  the Canadian tariff, if it had been designed in  Washington, could scarcely have been a more  perfect compliment of the United States tariff.  A Curious Anomaly.  (Victoria Colonist.)  It will not meet public approval thai the receiving and spending departments of the government should be in the hands of one  n an.  The objection, it is needless to say,  is not to  Mr. Cotton personally, but to the principle of  the arrangement.    It gives one man  entirely  too much control.   It  imposes entirely  too  much upon one individual.    A minister's integrity may be beyond question, his  industry  may be phenomenal, his ability more than ordinary, but it is not desirable that he should  be placed at the head of two such branches of  the provincial administration.    A good deal of  surprise has been expressed at the very cavalier treatment to which Mr. Higgans and Vancouver Island" have been subjected. ��� An  opportunity to give an important department to "  an Island representativehas been allowed to  pass by and the portfolio has been handed to  Mr. Cotton.    We make no objection to the retention by Mr. Hume of the portfolio of mines.  He represents, the chief mining division in the  province.    Mr. Semlin ;has. doubtless  acted  wisely in choosing the not very onerous -post  of Provincial Secretary.    But no reason   has  been given for passing Mr. Higgins by and cor -  ferring the office of chief commissioner of lands  and works upon Mr.  Cotton, in  addition to  that of finance minister.  Bad, Street* Killed-.Victoria.  (Montreal Star.)  Under the new Liberalism.which  has  supplanted the old, there  are  many  anomalous  happenings that are curious and not  easy  of  comprehension.    It may be somewhat confusing, for instance, to the faithful old Grit,  who  has been taught for years to believe that reciprocity with the United States, which 'was to  cure all our ills,- only awaited the advent of a  Liberal Government, to be now told that  Sir  Wilfrid's   lamentable failure to   secure   the  eagerly sought for arrangement is  actually a  blessing  to  Canada.     How this great boon  which was denied us by Tory perversity, and  not obtained by Grit generosity, could  really  be. a^desired boon when  the Tories couldn't  get it, and still a boon not to have it when the  efforts of the Grits to secure it were equally  futile, Is somewhat puzzling  and  mystifying.  Neither can -one readily  understand why^ if  reciprocity was a boon, Grit emisaries  should  have schemed to prevent the  Tories  securing  ���      ��� ���.. .   :   ~      ; ��� ���.        ;   ; [ i ~~ ���     :    ~  If you want the choicest brands and blends of  tea and coffee, go to Morrison & Caldwell.  (Victoria Times.)  More practical and immediate goodjcan be  done  to Victoria   by   making   smooth   and  pleasant  and  permanent its  central  streets  than  by any  other means.    The builders of  Vancouver knew well how seriously handicapped their little city, would be in the race for a  high place among coast towns  if  its' streets  were allowed to remain like sloughs.    Look at  Vancouver's streets to-day; they are a treat to  behold, to walk upon or cycle upon in all sea--  sons; they are healthful, always have a  clean,  neat appearance, and no "tinkering" is required to keep them in order.   If Victoria had  streets like   those,  American  tourists would-  come here in much greater numbers; Victoria  would then be without-a rivalon the coast for  natural  beauty  and  internal  neatness.    To  many whose minds are taken up with greater.  affairs of state'this may seem a trifling sort of  thing.at best".   But there is money in it for  Victoria as an investment; we know of  other  cases besides that  of  Vancouver where  substantia,! monetary behefit to the  townspeople  accrued from a  wise expenditure upon  permanent roadways.    Alderman Humphrey  is  quite right in his desire to see a scientific road-  maker brought here; our city has suffered from  that very want; it is of much importance that  'Everything' in the grocery line at Morrison &���  Caldwell's.  the services of a gentleman who is a specialist  in street paving should be secured for Victoria.  Canada is all Rights  (Ottaira Citizen.)  Canada has made far greater progress since  confederation than the  United States did in  the early days of its career  as a nation.   It  took the Americans nearly a century  to  conquer their western territories and build a railway to the Pacific coast, even though aided by  the stimulus to the enterprise afforded by the  finding of gold in California.   Canada accomplished the ^gigantic enterprise in less  than  twenty years.    As a nation we are.young, but  vigorous.    Our resources are immense and we  are entering with energy on the development  of them.    If our progress hitherto in  population has been slow, we have  got through  our  most cricical  period, of nation building,  no  thanks to the United States, whiph has done  its best to retard us in every way.. Butj, Can-:  adians have been true to their ideals and have  refused to be diverted from their " manifest  destiny " by the inducement of rapid  wealth  at the sacrifice of national honor, with: which-  the republic has sought^toseduce Canada from  her aliegiance.    The years of trial have only ..  served to strengthen  the national character  and help our people to see more clearly where  lie their true interests.   They can  now afford  to smile at malicious arid ill-natured attacks..  The day will come when Canada will  enforce,  the respect and  consideration  of those who,  when she was struggling against adverse conditions,  recognized  the fact   only to try to  take advantage of her necessities. .  George Byrnes, a pioneer of British Columbia, died suddenly at Victoria, last  Monday.  The Ladies Hospital Aid Society have, decided to purchase a dining table for the hos-  pital. vv  The Bank of Montreal will erect Tits offices"  on the southwest corner of Baker and Kootenay streets.  William Whyte, general, .manager of the  C. P. R. west, and R. Marpole, superintendent  of the Pacific division, were in the city this  week.  If R. W. Drew seems a little more consequential than usual these days the circumstance may be attributed to the arrival in the  Drew domicile last Sunday of a bouncing  baby boy. The latest addition to the population of Nelson will climb the ladder of fame  tinder the name of Richard Renfrew Drew.-  For   Rent���Four-roomed  Economist Office.     -  house.     Apply : at  Morrison  only.  & Caldwell  carry  superior  groceries  A,  !����}���  fl  m  III WF  u  THE ECONOMIST  ,7  .. Humpherys & Pittock..    p. 0^ & C0.  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WALKDEN'S/   UNDERWOOD'S,  STAFFORD'S   or   STEPHENS'/  at Thomson's Stationery Co., Ltd.  ; -�������� NELSON, B. C.   '      ^    _,_  Tuesday by the explosion of an acetyline  gas  plant.  Crystal   Rink   next Tuesday evening.    The  Smelter band will be in attendance.  O. <r. Dennis is lying very-ill at Kaslo.  J. F, Weir, Merchant, has returned from the  east.  A. ST. Buchanan, of the Bank of Montreal,  will erect a $5,000 residence on Carbonate  Street.  Mrs. W. T. Brougham is suffering  from  an  attack of grippe.  Spokane will have two crematories. One  was considered enough for Sodom and Gomorrah. " .. . ��� ,  Miss Livingstone, the cooking instructor, is  at Kaslo this week.  James  Smith, the well known  politician,  has returned from Victoria.  Tne Nelson Musical Society held a practice  at Mr. Brougham's  residence   last Monday  evening.  , A concert will be given at the Nelson Opera  House next Friday evening in observance of  the anniversary of Ireland's patron saint.  Work is progressing favorably on the Camp  McKinney Gold M. & M. Go's, property, and  reports are very encouraging on all their  claims.  The hook and ladder apparatus for the fire  department arrived to-day.  C.jpt. T, J. Duncan has returned from  an  extended visit to London, England.  The city council has decided to grant two  more 1 iq'uor 1 icenses���one for a saloon and the  other for an hotel- f  Pat  Perkins has left for  Oregon.    While  there he will take unto himself a wife.  Mr. Collins, manager of the Golden Crown,  states he has just commenced sinking to the  300-foot level in pay ore.    ,  :    "  ; Preparations are being made for the coming  lacross season. An attempt will be made to  hold a, meeting of representative from the  various lacross clubs in the Kootenay with a  view of arranging a schedule of games. Nelson .will have a strong team this year.  Edward Mallendaine, the future mayor of  -Creston, B. C., was in the <;ity this week.  It is reported that within the next 30 days  the Mother Lode will put a force of 100 men  at work on their great mine.  Alfred T. Hebden  received a  severe shock  The Provincial Government has notified  the city council that it can take no action in  regard to the burial of paupers. i  There will be a fancy dress carnival at the  Fire broke out at, the Dundee mineyyester-  day morning about 5 o'clock, and   before  the  flames could be checked  destroyed  the shaft  house,   hoisting   apparatus and   blacksmith  shop and tools.    The loss is in the  neighborhood of $8,500, fully insured.   After the^ore in  stock is run off the mine will  be  shut  down,  as it will be impossible to do anything   without the hoisting apparatus.    New  machinery  has been ordered, and  as soon as  it can  be  placed  in   position   operations  will   be   resumed.  vl  jfflBMfflmim'WttBMIMa^^ 8  THE ECONOMIST.  A:  'A  I fas '  4'JS  hi  l<J��  hi* ���  1  pa-  I1' 7'  fir  IS?  J A.5  IS M.  ��ii -  n';  KA  |s 4 -  I' I  rA  Aj  S3;>l  J  I'M  If 111'  k\  111  |��JI  IS-  if  i  \h',  if  I    !l  IS  I'll'  fl  l'i'  fl  if��  l.h  1  1)2  if  SHORT STORIES.  One morning the German em-  peror, who has a * reat' penchant  for building, churches, was riding in  his carriage in Unter den Linden  'when an old gentleman espied him  from a distance and immediately  bared his head, which was as bald  as a  billiard   ball;   Suddenly  the  1 old gentleman felt somebody touching his shoulder *nd heard a voice  behind him, saying," Say, old man,  you had better cover your head, for  ; whenever the emperor notices a  b*ld spot he'll surely build a  church "  to satisfy her curiosity she went  over to an attendant and inquired :���" What is Canada'd  national flower?" "Oglivie's  ma'am," said he.  It is said that Robert Burns, famous song, " Coming Through the  Rye," did not have reference to a  ry fields but to a small river, Rye.  in Ayrshire, which could be forded.  In, wading through, however,  the  lasses had to hold up  their  petticoats, and it \ias a favorite pasttime  of Robbie Burnsu and  mischievous  companions to lie in wait for the  lassies   coming  through  the Rye.  When they, got to midstream, the  laddies would wade out and snatch  a kiss from the lassies, who were  , unable to resist without dropping  their skirts in the water.  When Pope was first introduced  to Lord Halifax, to read his " Iliad,"  the noble critic generously criticized  this pasage and that word at frequent intervals. The poet was  stung with vexation, for the parts  that most pleased him were the  o les most criticized. As he returned home with Sir Samuel  Gjirth, he revealed his displeasure.  "Oh," said Garth, " you are not  acquainted with his lordship ; he  must critic as. . At the next visit,  read him the same passages and  tell him you recollected his criticisms." Pope made use of this  stratagem. Lord Halifax was delighted and exclaimed, " Pope, they  are,now inimitable 1"  Surveying a field of battle, the  Duke of Wellington could detect almost at a glance the. week points in  the disposition of the forces, and  when the weekness was on his side  he promptly and resolutely caused  it to be made strong. An English  magazine tells this, story of Him  which ought, to be true:  .One day, when some small visitors happened to be in the nursery  at Strathfieldsage, he walked up to  the top of the house and found the  youngsters at tea. Ke gazed grim-  ly around as if the room was a field  of battle and noticed that there was  no jam on the table.  Without a word he rang the bell  violently. A. footman appeared  and stood petrified.  "Have  the: goodness  to understand," said the duke in a voice of  thunder, '��� that yrhen children  are  invited to my house to tea they are  o have jam."  Then he departed, and before he  was out of earshot a shout went up  that must have reminded him of  Waterloo.  WADDS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  ' Near Phair Hotel. Victoria Street Nelson.  Certificate of Improvements. .  "Bully Boy" and "Florence" mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson mining division  of West Kootenay District.  Where located :���On North Fork of Salmon  River, about five miles from Erie.B. C.  Take notice tbat we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate,No. 2*261 A, John A. Qiiinlan,  fre^ mini r s certificate No. 2660 A and Frank  Coryell, Free Miner's" Certificate No. 14,097  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining; Recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of the above claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this twenty-first day of January, 1899.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Prints Everything  t*~\ X  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  -At  PRICES  COMPLETELY  OUT-OF-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS IV MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTIOR.  VERNON    STREET, NEL$0N, B. C.  This is a story told by Sir William Van Home:���An "American"  lady at the Winnipeg exhibition  was viewing the   floral   specimens  when the question of natural emblems came up.     It was pointed  out to her that the rose  was the  national flower  of   England,  the  thistle   the   emblem   of Sc <tland,  and the shamrock the emblem of  Ireland. " And  the golden  rod is  the national flower of the Americans,"    she    added.     Then    she  asked, " What is Canada's national  flower ?"   No one   answered, and!  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA���IN PROBATE.  In the matter of the estate and effects of  ..Charles Van Ness, Deceased, intestate  Notice is hereby given that by an order of  this honourable court dated the 25th day of  February. A. D. 1899, Alfred John Marks and  Decatur Downing have been appointed administrators of the person?* 1 estate and effects  of the said deceased, who died on or about the  12th day of January, A. D. 1899.  All persons having claims against the said  deceased are required on or before the first  day of April, A. D. 1899, to send full particulars  of such claims duly verified by statutary declaration to Alfred John Marks of Nelson. B. C,  with iher christian and surnames, addresses  and debcriptions and the value of the securities, if any, held by them.  And further take notice that after such last  mentioned date, the said administrators will  proceed to administer the said estate and distribute the proceeds thereof amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to  the claims of which they shall then have 'notice and will not be liable for the assets or any  part thereof to any. person or persons of whose  claims notice shall not have been received by  them at the date of such distribution.  ELLIOT &.LENNTE,  Solicitors for the Administrators.  Dated this 28th day of February, A. D. 1899.  HEAD OFFICE,  All communications relating to British Columbia to be add  P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  ressed to  ���AA  J. RODERM  S.S FOWL!  ffciPfl^lE^^  It is not what's in the name but what's in the store,  to which' ��� v". .\. -; va-  We carry the most complete stock of general Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder, Caps and  Fuse, and all Miners'Supplies ever brought into the country  rices HI  W" *l the economist;  A    ),  a\ y  EL  M  Situated in the West Kootenav Valley, on the Crow's Nest PaW Paiiwav aic��� ���  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constricted. R    W y' a,S�� ��n  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the rmat  flountam Mining District, the richest in West Kootenay y'A"re ialsoa vast traS of  farming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit, Grain and Vegetables?  Eots now for Sale  Further particulars apply to  ���"  Or  9    A   ^^11I,J  Creston Townsite Co=, at Creston, B. C.  Nelson Opera House, next Monday  night,  by   the Clara Thropp com-  ���:��� j     Ole.Olsm, Jr., drew  a  crowded  Richard V Mansfield    has    been '< bou1��e-    The  audience  laughed eo  seriously ill and had", to cancel   the i IoU<*ly that the manaSer  resolved  time held for him in ".Boston. j upon  Pla^inS   a    retur,i   'engage-    |ment next  Thursday  night.    The  The   Boatonians    had   another \Mjnercrii']G was highly  delighted  triumphal   march   through  Texas ' 7llh the ]-erfori,?ancpi and declares  where the business wa-3 very  large i11   was    a '"8,,td    6h'JW��"     Th��*  Ishould settle it.  David Henderson has bobbed up  up serenely in Philadelphia, where  he is-giving his aitention to the pro-  duction,of Aladin, Jr, at the Grand  Opera House.  Thepres^tao ighoui the country  has been unanimous in its praise  of ^Blanche Walsh, whose work in  Sardou'd plays has been attracting  considerable aitention of hue.  "Ma," said Mrs. Kindheart'y  youngest, " I do hate bread with  holes in   it."    > Do  you,   dear ?"  responded the amiable lady. "Well,  you needn't eat the holes, then-  leave them."  The proudest moment   of  Nelson's  life is said to have been when   he received the swords of the officers of the  San Josef.   Nelson's ship, which was  thesmallest of her class in the service  at the time, was dismasted, and upwards of eighty of the crew killed and  wounded,    Nelson     himself     being  wounded.    The Culloden, command by  Nelson's friend, Captain  Trowbridge,  who   followed   Nelson's   lead  in   the  breach of orders which resulted in the  famous capture, lost even more'hcaviJy'.'  For this breach of discipline,  Jervis  did not mention Nelson's name in dispatches; but when one of his captains  pointed out the disobedience, to orders,  he promptly said:   "When  you  commit a like offense I'll forgive you."  SsS?rt��P?nrit-Isl1 Cp.himbia, to the'town of Ymir  ns.ud Province, l.he consent in writiiv   m  el i^".?'V!^! ��'r "le stockholde1���-���^.  fll2tS^?1y.,l,d80fa,lt,,��   Ca*)iUl1   Rt0Ck   ��f  ^twS HVf!'Hl{l1 <i,'-y ofMarchf 1S99. .  A?v iaf?;-nV rASD J>��vki,oi.MBKT Cox-  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Much interest ip being taken in  the production Aof "A D.U's  Souse," which will be given at the  A Scotchmen once hired himself to a  Cheshire farmer.   At  breakfast one of  the famous cheeses of the country was  set before  him.   His  master left  the  Scot at table,and later, when he appeared for work, said tohinri:   "Sandy,  you take a long time to your   breakfast."   "Troth,  master," 'replied   the  Scot,  "a cheese  o'that size is  uae so  sodn eaten as ye may think."  Between 60 and 75-men are now  employed at the Queen Bess. The  mine coi. i ues to improve under  -development, and the lowest tunnel  iVnow in ore for a distance of n 'ail,  100 eel.  WOTICr.  Take notice that thtrty days afterdate  the  .Simcoe Mining and Development Com panyi  Limited   Liability,   intend to   change tlie'ir  head office from the city of Nelson, in the Pro-  Pursuant to the Creditors Trust Deed Acta  a"d Amended Acts.  ^nT��/,i'vT'? heile'>y Pi von t lint!Pamuel J. M igh-  ton, of Nelson, B. C, Wet.>fore carryin- on-  msiueps as Tobacco. Merchant ut Nelson B r  :P. lm.assigned all bis personal osta e credit*  ���and effects, which may Wised n 5(1 ��  <tu n-  dcr execution, and all his real cstase to Hi" h  K. Cameron, cf Nelson, B. C.. A-ent  in trust  for the benefit of his creditors.   Si deed  . was executed by the saidSamuel J. -Mighton  dav o^ff ld?W- C3.iihen.fl; on SS  u2/ I-   ���uch' A- J)- IS'J-J, and'all persons hav-  g claims against the said Bamuol j,:Mgh-  Air1   \ TT��& "��or before tWlUtlr day*of  partuulaisoi thesame, dul}' verified, together  I ;S��eiCUl^ o1' t^ security ^iK^yr  cnSJw,?w li her^y further?iveh that after tue  .said loth day or April. A. D. isi��, the trusiee  will proceed to distribute the jlssets ot"the  trust estate amongst those creditors Avho are  entitled thereto., and whose claims haVe then  been lodged with him, Laving regard only If,  t.ie claims ot which he . then hasr notice and  that he will.not be responsible, after sa d date  for the assets or the said trust estate or anv  part, thereof, so distributed to uny person or  persons firm or corporation of wh-.se clahn he  had not notice at the time of distribution  Notice is hereby given that a mwti ng of the  creditors of the said SamiioT j. Migliton will  be held at the law office of Mactdonald & John--  son on Baker street, in the citA of Nelson on  Monday tbe20t,h day. of Mar J f. A. Tx'S, Z  thehour (.two o'clock in the afternoon  A. IX W9��j       "'      G-' thiS 10th.'day of Mart",  MACDONALD tfc.rOHNSON  Solicitors for the said Trustee \u  10  THE ECONOMIST  J !.3��  hi  ��� ���j.1*  m  Is *:  J , riS  Mri  j8!  y-i  III  IA  l��'!)  1  *?���  fry-  iV!  ilil'  Pi  hi  Iff  Mi  I  1$  k!i  i   '(I  I1!''  'it!'  !l  Ii!  il.'ii  111  1  I'll  An Australian Millionaire.  One of the  most  singular characters   in   Australia   died   a   few  wteks ago in the person of Squatter  Tyson.     He  was     a    millionaire  many  times  oyer,  and, strangely  enough, was, by  contradictory  re  pute,  both  generous   and  stingy.  One of his most  notab e    public  donations was a cheque for ��2,000  s  towaids the expenses of the Soudan  Contingent.     His favorite   artic'e  of diet was boiled corn, for being a  a cat.la king, he  argued  that   the  use of butter and milk  as   human  diet was a robbery of the calves.  He  was once  asked  to contribute to a subscription being got up  for a special purpose in'connection  ^w th a provinci.il hospital^ that at  Orange, if   we   are   not mistaken,  says   Meibturne    Punch.     Tyson  sat down and wrote  out  a cheque  for ��60, but  insisied on  it being  credited on the list to " a stranger."  The   secretary pleaded   with  him  to be allowed to use his  name, declaring  that the millionaire   was  yielding te false  modesty.     " Modesty !   Nonsense I" replied Tyson;  ������ it is business, my friend, simply  business.     If you publish the fact  that I have given you this money,  every hospital and asylum between  here and elsewhere will be plaguing  me for fifty-pound notes.     No, no;  let it go down to 'a stranger.'1     He  is welcome to   the   credit,   and   1  would  rather   not  have   the   responsibility."  Another story relates that Tyson  had just secured a new  stretch   of  Queensland country, and was living on his  new run   pending the  arrival of his  manager.     After  a  few  months of   almost    absolute  solitude, he had occasion to visit  Brisbane.     At this time there was  much talk of immigration, and  a  Minister of the Crown  asked  the  squatter what he  thought of the  idea.      " Assisted    immigration/'  said Tyson, " but why should  you  bring   these    people here I"   " To  populate the country," replied  the  Minister.   ''Populate  the country!  Why, sir, do you know that during  the last  three weeks  of my stay  on the run out there  I  was called  on by no less than two strange men ?  The country's crowded���crowded!"  Tyson would have felt himself in  a  crush  on   the  Old  Man Plain  with two strangers in sight.  ti  Will be able to supply common brick, press d   brick and  O   I ,  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS  CAN GET PRICES  BY'APPLYING TO  T.G.PROCTER.  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street  i'-ijji-*"  Ask for  5  1M, R. SMITH & CO.  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  r^eEuL:KfSorCARLEY VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  when    you   order  matches.      T h en  you will   be   sure  of having the best.  J. o.  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.  Time Table No. 8J.  To take effect at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March  26, 1898.   Trains   run on Pacific  Standard Time^:  SECOND HAND PIANOS  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  .NEL  GOING NORTH���Re ad Down.  Daily  Saturday  & Sunday  Lv. Victoria for  Nanaimo and Wellington.....  A.M.  9:00  12:20  12:45  P.M.  4.00  7:16  7:35  GOING SOUTH���Read Up.  Daily  Saturday  & Sunday  Arrive Victoria. V  Leave Nanaimo for Vic-  Leave   Wellington   for  Victoria   A.M.  12:07  8:46  8:25  P.M.  8:00  4:38  4:25  For rates  and Information apply  at th��  Company !s offices.                                ..-^  A. DUNSMUIR,  President.                  H. K, PRIOR,  .           General Fr't and Pass. Ajf't.  T. S. Gore.       H. Burnet.       J. H. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial and  Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining: Crown  Grants and Abstract of Title to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,  - - -  British Columbia  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  Nelson Blacksmith Co.  H. A. PKOSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLE SALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  ��  kept in stock.  #  *  E. C TRAYES, Manager.  **#**#^^  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable.  0lson9':B.'.C."  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  lit;  W  m  msmmmifflim8&. THE ECONOMIST.  j>  A Well-Broken Husband.  Thejr were certainly a very Likely  and respectable looting young  couple, and tbey were aslovingand  tender toward each other as though  they were not married. The probabilities are that in thp p^rl^ novf  tUd0 1J ine early part ������ uuu wun nis nead  on hi?  or June, or, the greatest, not longe*  grip and liis'legs  over the end  of  than the middl* nf MQ��� *u~ ...  +k�� .^,     ^ ^.    , enci  of  whether you ever'kiss me at all or  not. I think you have no business to treat me so, and I don't care  if I do miss the train tonight."  ' '"Settle it! settle it I" shouted a  voice .over iir the other corner  where -a. drowsy drummer was  stretched out with his head  on hi.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D. 5.  '���'     DENTIST  Mara Block, -        . Jlak.r Street!^  Ifpining l^epte*  THE GREAT MIK|NG JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  18 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  A ��   '    r    1UU6C1 \b'*r a*1^ m* tegs   over  thp  fnri Af  than themiddle of May, they were the seat.    ��Ki88 her in bo h p'ces  <��2  m       ��ne and inQeParable, and on   or else let me."    ���  I this particular occasion they were   ' And   the  youn*' people' w-R^   *?  to be parted for a few,, brief  hours  ont on the platform Id    o"d        I  for the first time since their   mar-  other aide of "the  baild^     Wht   ?'  nag* day.    Atanyrate they  were  the train was ready nf.een^dnm"   I  |U the depot very early in the morn-  later, he Walked right into' the car   J  "*       hfith        aWea.rances    ideated   and  found   her  a'seat, and   then   f  ���      hat the young wife was going home   bent down and gave her a ^ZV  toapendtheday ���       that ,onnd���d lik* the  bUing on  , You surely will  not  miss   the  of a cylinder   head.    As'the train  '        ^-^/' he inquired for theWd away the  d,, J ^  '        ^n"'re*        -,k- '   ���ar0UndMdB^:    "I congratulate  yb no    she assured him,, sol-  you, young lady.    You've eot  him  ���       emnly.andinpre88ively.  - "    | well bruke."  " If you-should, I would just go  about wild," he declared.  '  "So should I," she replied.  ";Well,.fhen, you   must he  sure  and not miss it," he repeated with  '  a scare look in his eyes.  "    ." N��. I certainly must not," she  said, with an earnestness that  car-  "  ried conviction with it.    Then she  continued,  "You  will  find   me a  real nice seat, won't you, dear? ��    .  , " Yes, I will'get you a seat all bvl  yourself," he said,  with an  assurance that meant that if he shouldn't,  happen to find a vacant seat in the  car somebody would be th own out  of the window  to make ror-m fo  his birdiing.  And you will not be, afraid  to  kiss me good-bye right in the coach  will you?" she inquired,  loo'dim  tenderly into his eyes.  "N-no, I guess I'd better kiss y(ii  here, before we get  into  the car  People always  stare s ��," he ans  we red evasively.  But I like to have you kiss me  the Irst thing/' she pouted, " and I  don't care how much people  stare  do you?"  "N-uo," he replied. "But I  guess I'd better kfcs you.in the depot before we go out."  " Well, if you are ashamed of me  probably you had/' she flashed. '�������� I  didn't think-you would be ashamed  of me so soon," and her lips trembled. ���'���  "I am not ashamedof you, my  dear/'he began, " only I 'thought  |   there might be some coarse  persons  \  I   \he car that would  make fun of  there.  P'.iSffi I should  kiss you  good-bvei   tt   ���  **&"���<��� A ��^���^  \M like to know what ^\&^B^*?^^  i but being ashamed of me? " she ex- SSS^S -���S  Claimed.    "Ijust don^areasnapj Qomer     DaVfS    &   Co.  Temple Building, Victoria.   Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents  ���'    .Mo?<!tt Lumber  Honor iWttahVA^^ffl^SSSS X?!S��SfeSSP* dC��Cn��-  S'SSSS?^ dosorlpuon insured against loss by  ^s^^^^^j? ** ** ofliees.   Klondike  [ENERAL   -   klNANQIAL  .-' AGENTS.  Mining journal on the PACIFIC coast.  Subscription $2 a Vear. Single CopIes;5 cents.  SEND    FOR  aiviple Copy���H  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Angeles Cal.  &��>  umbing  AND  He  Josephine Street  COMHANDINQ ATTENTION  is   simply a' matter  of being  well dressed.   ,  ' Those who' wear  garments  cut and tailored by us, will're-  ��� ceive all the attention  a   well  dressed man deserves. ��� * ~   '  Our winter suits of, Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship., The  value is great.  S0?1n  1   l!��  RHIlhs  nnf  W. R. JACKSON & CO���  Commission Agents Delmonho  IloR'l, lay the innrki.M odds on  all important events;. Stari.i> ���'  price commissions executed  Lutcsfbettingreceived byethic  VICTORIA, B. C.  lefnro Kiiymor HGewhera  B*8  Come iii and   inspect   our  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishin'o-c  stock' of Carvers,  Nelson.  CLUB HOTEL-  Corner Stanley and Silica Street?  RATE5'* $' Per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  G. O. B UGH A N A N, Proprieto r.  Orders   ^Prprnptiy   R^isd   and : Sash & Doer  Satisfaction   Given.     -Nelson.   Mouldfnas,  Yard, root of Hendryx Street  Lumber,  ,Lathy.. V  J��.-. Shingles.'  \ urned  r:^ i-������^'������'-"���     _'   '7 '���        S   .        '":: JOHN .RAF 'AG^^^l-T  E. J. Gurran, Proprietor j=    " '       ���      |^f/��U��^/.  : ; ��� ^  Express and Draying.  '.SilSJ'sO  lapst Teni and A^mng Faciory in enfish Columbia  *^ute ^ RUbber G0QdS ^��#i Miners'  Vfjp, i OSlQuIQe..     a  m����B!mii8B8!aBiB^Mia  BaBffiM5a9M8iim��*i&-Mmmto^ I  I?*?  ii  l��JS'#  Urn  M  Pi  111  in  !v  PS  .''if  Ml  Id  I*1' Si  \m  II��'  JiSi  In i  I'S-i  11.!  |{ I  m  in  w  J  ft  p  f  3'CS  11  !!f  JSUJ*  I  !)  Mi  ji'H  m  it  "I!  |Vi!  i ,(S  Mi'S  ii'l  '��  ii.J  �� f  w..wW!fl3g.ieyij<affWLBi'-m<iinmi)jy  THE ECONOMIST'  TURNER, BEETON & CO.,  ^M^^W*     ������������������������������        n      ������������������ ii ���'  ������ ��������� ��� ��������� -,,...��� ,.       tW  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  aiwrvir&bi*  Etc.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C.,,and London, Eng.  NELSON, B. C.  SBW'  Pi  m  ODDS AND ENDS  AND  S00 LINE  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  ' Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto,;Thursdays for Montreal and Boston.  First Lawyer���I thought you  were retained to defend Gory Dick,  the wife-murderer ?  Second Lawyer���I was asked to,  hut my conscience wouldn't let me.  It was such a brutal crime. And  besides that, he has no money.  Daily Train  1*  To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Daily  NELSON���arrives 10:30 p.m.  Daily  6:40 p.m. leaves  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str. Moyie:  Mon Wed and Fri. Tues. Thurs and Sat  8 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:50 p. m.  Makes connection at Pilot Bay with str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  ' Main line and intermediate points via Slocan City : ^ .,  Daily Daily  6.30 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  Ascertain  rates  and  full information from  nearest local agent. C E. Beasley, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson, B. C, or R. W. DREW, Agent,  Nelson, B. C  W. F. Anderson, E.J. Coyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,       Dist. Pass. A'gen  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver B.G  " What makes you  think    him  such a fool ?"  "I don't think, I know. , Why  man, there is documentary evidence  of it in existence. He once wrote  to the correspondence department  of a periodical for advice as to his  love affairs."  " In London they call a store a  shop, don't they ?" <  "Yes."  u And and elavator is a lift, isn't  it ?"  " Yes."  " Then I suppose they call an  elavator boy in a store a shoplifter?"  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and froih European points via ��� Canadian  and American lines.   Apply for sailing dates;  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry. agent or .:.���������..'��� . .ii. V  C. P. R. City Ticket Agent, Nelslen.  W    . STITT, Gen    S.  S. Agt., Winnipeg.  " Don't you think that fellow  who broke his engagement because the girl went to the jeweler  and inquired the price of the ring  a little sensitive ?"  " I think ; he was wise. A  woman like that would be wanting her husband to keep an  account of his private expenses."  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,   EGGS,  CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY,.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C, and  Dawson City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P. J. RUSSELL,  Manager  Nelson   Branch  TXJTE Have Opened Up a Large and New Stock of    .     ...  Pianos, Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Violins, Concertinas, Ac-  cordeons, Autoharps, Etc., Etc.  Sheet Music, Music Books and Musical Sundries of Every  Description  AT OUR TOY STORE NEKT DOOR TO BANK OF B.C.  Music not in Stock Procured on Shortest Notice  J^j  '&$  Dominion and  Surveyor,  Oop.Cusfom House; Meisonf B. C.  "This Mr. Mugins isoneof your  prominent men, I suppose ���?���"  "Oh, yes." -  "Wh^tdidheeverdo ?''  " Nothing at all. You see, he  always kept in the backyard when  anything was to be done, so that  he could criticise those that did do  it. That's what made him so -pre-,  minent as a citizen."  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,   LIQUORS,  HAVANA   GIGARS,   ETG  All the leading brands always in stock.  YATES   STREET',  VICTORIA, B.C.

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