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 Hi  VOL,.  I.  NELSON,   B.  C,  WEDNESDAY,   MARCH 23,   1898.  NO.   37.  E NELSON  ECONOniST.  issued every Wednesday at the-city of Nelson, B. C.  D;cll-S3.mth Edttok  J.   O'RKILLV MANAGER  SOBSCRSPTIO^ RATES  One Year to Canada and United States   If paid in advance :...... ..���.:.'.................  One Year to Great Britain..  :.....  H paid inadvancc..... ."���..".    Remit   by  Express,  Money  Order,   Draft,   P. O.   Order,   or  Registered ..Letter.  ?2.00  1.50  2.50  2 00  easilyr and neatly repaired, and. withal so durable, that it is the favorite wherever it has  been laid. It stands climatic vagaries better  than any ro .dway yet introduced, and from a  sa litary point of view it is admittedly preferable to any of its rivus. The first cost, as we  have said, will be greater than that of the  other systems in' vogue,   but   there   can be no  ��� . yv ..       .., . y  doubt as to its 'durability. '. Let us, then, have  a good asphalt pavement on Baker street.  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.  Citv'Engineer McCuiloch   has   been   called,  upon for a report  as   to the   probable   cost of  putting down a permanent pavement on Baker  Street:   His report, 11 0 doubt, .will give figures'  as to the   various   pavements   now   generally  used, and it will simply be a matter of cost as  to which will be selected.      It is proposed, that  the work be done   on  the   local   improvement  ���"you pay. for .what   you get,   and   you   get  what you pay for."       There is, however,  the  danger, that a ide'r this arrangement SDOie cheap  class of m iterial may be  selected���some- temporary expedient adopted,   awaiting  the   further development of the city.       Such a course  would be regrettable.     Far better would it be  that a really permanent   pavement   should be  laid, and that those   petitioning  for it   should  bear   a   reasonable   share   of the cost and the  community at large the balance,   than that inferior or temporary work should be undertaken  the cost of which would be bourne exclusively  by those liable to the frontage tax.       We are  fortunately in thl*; position, that in Nelson we  can profit by the costly experience of other com-  m inities.        Road making is no  longer an experiment :    it has   passed    the    experimental  stage, avid resolved itself  into   a   question  of  cost.      The best roadways are of asphalt,   and  they are costly���at least the initial cost comes  hi��"h.   The ordinary old-time Macadam makes  O *���'  a good road, but to keep it in repair is a constant, draw on the public purse. What is  worth doing, is 'worth doing well, and we  therefore hope that when the good work is  undertaken its permancy will be considered  rather than the initial cost. We all believe  that there is a great future in store for Nelson :  then let us show our confidence in a practical  manner by putting down a fir^t-class roadway  on our leading thoroughfare.       Asphalt is so  Nelson's burial ground is a disgrace  to the  city.       There   is    apparenily   no    controlling  power,   and situated   as   it  is   in   a   swamp it  makes the most u idesirable last resting place  that one could ..will   conceive.       At   a  recent  regular   meeting   of   the    city   council    Aid.  Hi! Iyer succeeded in getting an   appropriation  of.$50 to have the place drained.      In some. of.  the graves there are two feet of water, and the  -<?���������.��� -  pressure fro .11' be to w is   grad a ally  torei ng the  coffins'to "the surface.      It is   found  that  the  graves   cannot   be   sunk    to    the    prescribed  depth at this season,   for   should   the   soil be  removed to this deoth  water is   encountered.  L  A more wretehel looking place there is not in  the country', and that it should   be  allowed to  continue as it is,  is  not   at   all   creditable   to  those who have jurisdiction ivr such- matters.  Bad as the condition now is, how much worse  must it be when the warm season sets in ?     If  something be not done  immediately .we shall  have the dead spreading death   in   our   midst,  and  those   who   are responsible  .tor   such    a  state of affairs will find the dire ��� responsibility  orooerlv placed u 3 m their shoulders.  -   As a  'temporary expedient  it   has   been   decided  to*  encroach   upo 1    die    Chinamen's    grave-yard  reserve.   Tne Oddfellows have very humanely  agreed to foreg :> their   rights  to   a   portion   of  the burial ground secured   by  their   order   so  as t.) meet the emergency, but  even   this   will  not siflice.      We want a properly located and  sufficiently extensive burial  ground for a city  such as Nelson, and there   is   no   reason   why  the co .11111:1 ity should be without it.      It has  been suggested,  that when   a   suitable   site   is  secured the bodies shall be removed  from   the  present swamp.     It is an   indelicate subject to  touch upon,  but  the   sorrowing   survivors   of  '  the dear'departed-should not be  subjected   to   j  the   additional   and    unnecessary    torture   of  |  seeing all that is mortal   of their   friends  and   ;  relatives  floating   about   in   a    dirty   swamp,  while   a  board   of   aldermen   are  waiting   for  ���who claims to have perfected a machine  which he calls the fernzeher, which will not  only instantaneously reproduce manuscripts,  but print them   on   photograph   plates   at  any  distance.  For  instance,   a   newspaper as it  leaves the press in Vienna can   be   inserted in  the    apparatus    and   reproduced    in    London  England. New York'or Nelson���or vice versa.,  We have not  seen   any-   of  the   work   of   the  fernzeher,   but if it does   one half what   Herr  S��� etc. claims it can do, we will be  able to  have The Economist in the hands of our  'London, New York, Vienua and Australian  subscribers within a few minutes of the closing  of the mail at Nelson. This would be a great  advantage to the subscribers above alluded to,  "while it would not interfere with our home  circulation. It is devoutly to be hoped, however, that Herr S etc.,   does   not   provide  for the instantaneous reproduction of colored  effects, such as the Yellow-Kid and art of that .  ilk,'���'otherwise he will be the unintentional  cause of an increase in the mortality in his  native laud, should the great New York dailies  fernzeherize their high class art to Vienna.  Herr Szezepauik predicts that the fernzeher  will supercede the telegraph and telephone,  and re icier obsolete the unsightly poles which  some people look upon as a indispensable to  progress. c  sunshine   and    spring's  suitable graveyard.  delights   to  locate   a  There is a gentleman in  Vienna,   one   Herr  Szezepauik���not a   very   common-place   name  The Spokesman-Review seriously says that  " unless something occurs to   check   the   present desoerate rush to the Klondvke, the gov-  eminent   will    be    called    upon    to   despatch  steamers to the  Alaskan   coast to   bring  back  a;i   army   of   disappointed    and    resourceless  gold seekers."     We quite agree with our contemporary in this particular, and also   when it  expresses the opinion that " the best means of  checking the stampede would be to   present a  counter attraction of merit and safety-."     But  what is   this    counter    attraction   which    the  Spokesman-Review offers ?   Nothing less than  "the   oneninc;   up   of  the  south   half   of  the  Colville Reservation," which is declared to be  " unquestionably   one   of  the   most    inviting  gold  fields  in   America."       Now   while   the  south half of the Colville Reservation   may  be-  all that is claimed for  it,   it   can    never   be   a  counter   attraction   to   the   Klondvke.       The  Colville reservation   is   under   the   Stars   and  Stripes :   the Klondvke   is   under   the   British  fiasr.      This makes a very material difference.  The Colville Reservation   is   reserved���as   indeed is all the property in the United States���  for Americans, or those who. from admiration  of the  institutions   of that    country    or   from  mercinary motives, forego their' allegiance   to  the land of their birth in favor  of the   land of 4  TKE NELSON ECONOMIST,  so did Tom Smith: /The prisoner came   back  ;'. in about, ten   or   fifteen   minutes, and   calling  ;  Alec -Clare    up    said     il I   hope'  you'.: have  nothing against me" and Clare said   not.     He  Alien walked past Clare and;drew a gun,  went  up to Connors and said '���' Dig up.".   Connors  was sitting down at the time 'and   said   '' Fire  away," and prisoner fired.     Witness ran   upstairs to call  for   assistance, and   as   he   came  down he saw prisoner go out with his hand in  his pocket/ but no one attempted to stop   him.  Witness saw no revolver but the one the vpris^  ��� /oner, used....  ���������:/,, Cross examined .by' ;Mr. /..Aikman ; witness  admitted that hi* was very excited at the' time  of the shooting. :"  To His, Lordship-^ I turned the prisoner out  of my- bar on Saturday  night.     He   went-out  quietly. .'...; .'  a:   When you took the gLasses off  the   bar   on  Sunday, yyasdhere'anything said by the   prisoner ?. -  Witness���-I did not hear him say anything  to Connors, but .Connors', spoke do him and  said he would take the drink, but that he did  not think much of him.  Atymur WYClare examined by Mr. Macdonald deposed ;' that he knew the deceased  Dennis Connors. ��� Witness first met the prisoner on Saturday, Feb. 12th. He met the  ' .prisoner on Sunday in a hotel at Kuskonook.  Witness went.in with Connors and the prisoner, and another man named Smith came in.  What occur red then. ?   -  Witiuss���I asked them up to have a drink  and they ail came. I changed a $5 bill and  put the change in my pants pocket. I went  outside, and the prioner came up to me, and-  tried to put his hand into my pocket. I said  " Is that not pretty rough work for a stranger."  Prisoner replied. "Forgive me partner, we all  do that." I told him to get away. I afterwards went to Erickson's with Connors, and  the prisoner came in and said to me " Forgive  me, old man, I didn't mean anything." I  s^id " That is all right, but, I don't want to"  have anything more to do with you." He  asked me to shake hands and I did so. He  then asked us to have a drink; and we refused.  Connors was sitting in a chair near the wall.  Prisoner drew his gun and went towards Connors, who was about fifteen feet away. Erick-  son asked me to go for the policeman, and  justas I got outside I heard a shot fired.  When I left the bar Krickson, Kyle, Connors  and the prisoner were there. When I got  back Connors was dead or dying.  Mr. Aikman cross examined the witness  who said that Ire had taken a few drinks, but  was not drunk on the occasion. He described  the positions occupied by each person in the  bar,' -nd explained that Connors was sitting-  down, and that the prisoner was facing him,  gun in hand, when witness went for the police.  Charles Oleson examined by Mr Macdonald  said that he  was   bar   tender  at   Kuskonook,  13th  oi  and on-the   Friday   previous   to   the  February last,   lie   had   seen   the   prisoner   at  Erickson's    saloon.       Witness    continued ���I  ]\y all mean:  food liquor.  ivo the  Xidsoii -Wine Co. a call---if you want  board at Monsen's and the prisoner had. his  .blankets there. I saw the prisoner at Erickson's between 7 and 8 o'clock on Sunday night.  Later I was going up. the stairs at Monsen's,  ���and I saw the prisoner lake Ids gun out of his  blankets and lie said to me, ��� j�� They may  fool you but they wont fool me.'' Prisoner  ran down the stairs with the gun in:-his' hand. ���,  I followed him to Erickson 's and heard a shot.  His Lordship-���Did you see the prisoner after, the shooting?: ' ;   ���"  Witness-���I saw hini; after the shooting at  Erickson's house. He came in by the side  door. This was the last I saw of him until  after his arrest. ���"-  ���"'���'.'������'"  This'concluded the evidence.  '���"��� Mr. Aikman addressed the j ury for the defence, pointing out that while it would not be  denied 4,t.hat the prisoner did the shooting  which caused the death of Connors, the Crovvn  had failed to -show' any motive for the act.  The witnesses for the Crown testified as to  theshoatiag, butoa isei contended that there  was a great deal -that- happened which these  witnesses did not see. When the jury heard"  the prisoner's statement this blank would be  filled. It was not reasonable.to suppose that  ���without any provocation; whatever, the prisoner shot the deceased. A A Counsel reviewed  the evidence and called attention to various  indiscrepancies, and closed -an.able address by  saydng that the ends of justice would be met  by- a verdlet of mai 1 s 1 aughter.  The prisoner next addressed the court 'in a  disconnected, rambling fashion. He stated  thd he had not hid an opportunity of getting  evidence, and that at the first examination it  looked as though the one witness was repeat-  in o- the evidence of the other. He confessed  that he shot Connors, but the shot was fired at  a distance of twelve or fourteen feet apart, and  at a time when Connors had his hand on his  hip pocket, as if taking out a gun. That is  why^ he wished to know who searched the  body, for he believed Connors had a gun.  Prisoner said his name was Davis���not Doyle  or Sullivan, and why he was called by the latter names he did not know. One third of the  people of Nelson knew him he believed, and  knew his proper name. He said that earlier  on the day of the shooting, he had a dispute  with deceased Connors knocked against hirri  a 11 d ��sked him if lie did 11 ot remember him,  and when lie said he did not, Connors drew a  knife and said " You'll soon know me." Prisoner then hit Connors and the knife flew from  his hand to the sidewalk. The young fellow  who was with Connors then took him away.  The\r afterwards met at Erickson's, where  thev had a drink, and prisoner wanted to find  out from Clare what Connors had against him  that lie should draw a knife. Believing that  Connors carried a gun ^s well as a knife, prisoner went for his own gun and returned with  it. He was going to the rear of the house,  and in passing, Connors muttered something  and put his hand in his hip pocket. Prisoner  thinking Connors was about to use his gun.  drew his own ?;un and lired. Ide believed  that there was a conspiracy against   him,   and  Trunks, Va',ises, Grips at Tha'rsson Stationery Co.,   iAtd.  that one of the '.witnesses' who   gave   evidence  was asleep at the time of the shooting.  Mr. Macdonald summed up for the crown.  He had not intended to have said anything,  but let the case go to'the j tUT, but from the  statement of the prisoner, he felt called upon  to offer a' few remarks. The prisoner had  'practically accused the witnesses of perjury.  This was a serious charge under ���������'ordinary;  circumstances,-buf particularly so in this case.  It was made by a man charged with one of  the most serious offences in the criminal calendar ; made against, witnesses who could  have no object in .-sending', a, fellow creature c  to the gallows. If correct, it meant that  these men had deliberately perjured themselves, and perjured themselves that a fellow  man mk>ht "be hanged: Counsel 'contended  that the prisoner sto.o'd the self-confessed murderer of Dennis Connors.  His Lordship reviewed the case at considerable length, and left it with the jury to say  whether the prisoner was guilty according to  the evidence. a  The jury- retired,   and   after  an   absence   of  twelve minutes returned to court, the foreman  announcing    that    they;   were   unanimous ,in  finding a verdict of guilty.  _ His Lordship put; the ..usual question to the  prisoner: "Have you anything to say why  sentence should not be passed upon ������ you according to law ?"  The prisoner, who evidently anticipated the  verdict, replied :. ''The debt has to be paid,  I suppose, and the law is a hard thing, to  buck    ao-ainst.        It   was    circumstantial   evi-  Lo'  deuce."  Plis Lordship : "I am afraid there is no  circumstantial evidence here. That man did  not place his hand 011 his hip pocket ; that  man had no grudge against you ; that man  would not put his hand to his hip if lie had had  any quarrel with you. You were unfortunate  in having that weapon in your blankets, and  you were still more unfortunate in taking it  out. You have committed a fearful crime,  and your punishment must.be in accordance."  His Lordship then sentenced- the prisoner to  be ha 11 gecl on the 22 u d day of Apri 1.  Prisoner:   '' Much obliged, sir."  The prisoner was then removed and the  court adjourned.  F. j. Gntelius, formerly superintendent of  the Columbia & Western has been appointed  superintendent under the C.P.R., and states  that no change will be made in the staff oi  employes.  ' The Rossland Bar association, at a meeting  held early in the week, passed a resolution to  the effect that the sum of $5,000 was inadequate for the purpose of erecting a courthouse.  In the opinion of the members the sum should  at least be doubled.  Mr. O. J. Atkins, manager of the French  Creek Co., expresses his opinion that it the  company made a success of their enterprise  in the Big Bend, there would be no difficulty  in getting other capital :o take hold oi the  district. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE TRAPPER'S ESCAPE.  It was the Indian summer.  The leaves in the forest Were all-, yet. low  and faded, yet not one fell ; . the tall; grass on  the prairies was unruffled by the slightest  breath of wind ; a light blue vapor like smoke  enveloped everyAobject; there was no brightness, no dazzling glare a but all was still and  silent   as   moonlight.       It   seemed as    if  the  -y     ��� ���     <_> h ���������-., ������' t-  spirit of the departed summer had returned,  soft-and balmy, yet cold, and lifeless, to haunt  the scenes it had once made bright. The sun  that in the past summer had been so hot and  fierce, was now pale and y7ellovv ; then, at his  sitting he lighted up the west with his deep  red light, like a departed, hero; leaving his  glory behind him ; now he sunk calmly7 and  moon-like to rest, a few feeble:." rays 'only,;  remaining to tell of his departure.  The sun had set; the shades of evening  were falling fast over forest and prairie ; the*  stars were coming out one after another as the  graceful figure of a Indian lad glided from the  dark pine forest and made his way through  the rank grass of the prairie, where the undulating motion of the grass, wrhich in places  .reached.-above, his head, o-lone enabled the ey7e  to follow his track. A short distance from  the edge of the forest lay the carcass of a  deer. When within about twenty yards, of the  spot, the Indian paused, and after examiniug  the condition of the old-fashioned rifle he  carried, crouched in watchfulness among the  gras<A  Na-na-ma-Kee (Thunder) was a Nez Perce.  He was only 19 and longed to become a warrior. His heart burned within him as he  listened to the tales the old men told of  mighty chiefs, now gone to the happy7 hunting  grounds ; or to the boastful recitals of deeds  of bravery or cunning, the warriors related  round the camp fire.  But there was another reason more powerful in his breast than ambition. Na-na-ma-  Kee loved the daughter of one of the chiefs of  the tribe, and the maiden loved him. She was  beautiful; her long, dark hair and beautiful j  eyes, any lady in the world might have I  envied ; her voice wras so soft and silvery,  they7 called her the humming bird. Often as  they wrandered together did the lovers talk of  the day when Na-na-ma-Kee should be enrolled among the braves, and demand the  Humming Bird for his bride.  Two grizzly7 bears he had already7 slain ;  one more and all his hopes would be fulfilled.  Whilst hunting the wild turkey he had that  morning found a freshly7 killed deer. The  heavy7 tracks of a bear told plainly how the  animal had met its death, and he well knew  that the grizzly would return to finish his  victim.  He had waited but a few minutes when a  loud rustling was heard in the tall grasses ;  nearer and nearer it came, until he could distinguish bruin's heavy tramp. The noise  ceased and the Indian knew by an occasional  low growl that the bear   was   busy   finishing  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors  Try one bottle.  his meal. Rising softly he crept forward,  step by step, with cat-like tread, uiitil within  a dozen yards. He could see the huge brute  tearing and crunching; his prey7. He knew  that to aim at any7 part except the head would  be useless A Keeping his e\7e therefore steadily7  fixed oh him, he waited, rifle in hand in  re&diness for the first Opportunity.  At length the grizzly's head was raised with  a fierce growl. A   The  Indian   was  on  his  lee  side, therefore he  knew  the ���bear   could   not  have winded him, but he "saw   his   suspicions  were aroused.      No time was to be lost.    Tn-  stantiy he fired, and the ball entered the neck.  The blood gushed in a torrent from the wound  lout it was not mortal,   and   with   a , roar   of  mingled rage and agony the  bear   rushed   on  his  enemy.      The   Indian  clapped   his hands  instinctively  to   his   belt   to   reload,   but   his  powder flask was gone.       His only remaining  chance for safety lay7 in  flight.       If he  could  reach the forest he .was  safe,   for   the   grizzly  bear never climbs.     He was fleet and the bear  could follow by7 scent only7,   fc.r  he   could   not  look over the tall grass.      It was a long chase  but the bear was gaining.  The Indian gave himself up for lost, when  a sudden burst of hounds-on a burning scent  brought fresh hope to his heart, and in an  instant more his pursurer was brought to bay7,  by7 half a dozen fierce deer hounds. The  , Indian turned back, but ere he reached the  soot he heard the sharo crack of a rifle, and  the huge beast rolled over lifeless.  The hunter soon made   his   appearance-���a  thick-set weather-beaten  man,   clad  in   buckskin;   his hu lting shirt-breeches   and   gaiters  all of the same mderial.       Many   a  cut  from  Indian knife had this well padded dress turned  aside.       Buffalo Hide   as   the  Indians   called  him, was a noted  hunter.       He   stepped   forward as quietly and with as little   appearance  of excitement as if it   had  been  a   coon   or a  deer that had fallen before his rifle,   and   beat  off the hounds which were now tearing at the  dead body ;   then drawing  the  long   hunter's  knife from his belt,   he  started  in   to   cut   off  some   bear   tneic,    ii    orler    to    "blood   the  dosrs."       In   the   meantime  the   Indian   had  regained his rifle, but the   powder   horn   was  not to be found.      The darkness enabled him  to eseape unobserved to the wood.      Sadly he  s it 0 1 the trunk of a   fille 1  tree;   all   of   his  hopes were now blighted.     He almost wished  he had lost his life in the contest.     Although  he was not  y7et  a   warrior,   his   spirit   would  surely    have    gone    to    the    happy7    hunting  grounds,   if   he   had   fallen    nobly    fighting.  W"hat a pleasant time to go  now  he   thought,  at the season of the great hunting feasts.     He  wondered how   many  thousands  of  miles   of  prairie must be burning there   now   to   make  the air here so warm and full of smoke, from  a land so distant that none knew where it lay.  When the thought  of  the   Humming Bird  and how sorrowful she  would be   if   he  were  dead,   these  thoughts  vanished,   and   he   felt  life was still dear to him.    But perhaps before  he should be a warrior some other might buy  her ; for the girl was active and clever, could  cook a buffalo's hump or embroider a moccasin  as well as any squaw.  He would have the skin.       Had  he  not as  good a right to it as the Paleface ?     Pie found  the   bear���he   first' struck   him ;  perhaps   he  might   have   killed    him  without   the   white  man's aid; he inust have faced  his   pursurer,  and surely7 with hislong knife he might have  had a chance with a wounded bear.   The next  question was, how he could; obtain> the  skin.  His powder was gone and he knew  that   in a  close comloat there was no hope for him.   Per-  haps he could stab  the '.''hunter'- in  his   sleep:  The   Indian   glided   snake like   to    the    spot  where the curling' smoke of the  hunter's  fire  rose above the tree tops.       Buffalo  Hide lay a  few yards from it asleep, but around were his  hounds, tied in couples to pegs  driven   in the  ground, ready to warn their master of the approach of any hostile foot.'      The   Indian  was  foiled   in   his  murderous    project,    yet  each  obstacle served but to increase his  eagerness.  There lay the dead bear at his feet"���;   he  dared  not attempt to skin it, for the  slightest 'noise;;,  would arouse the dogs.  His resolution was soon broken. Creeping-  back a short distance, cautiously as before, he  lay7 down to watch.- Long and wearisome  .appeared the night. He heard the howling  of the wolves far distant on the prairie, occasionally7 ans .vered byr a low growl or short  bark from the dogs; the dismal hootings of  the owls in the forest, and all the strange  sounds of night in the backwoods sounded  clearer and more terrible in the perfect stillness of inanimate nature.  At   length   morning   came.       At   the   first  dawn the hunter rose,   and  cleaning   his   rifle  and substituting the hunting shirt for his sleeping blanket,   commenced  skinning   the   bear.  In   almost   breathless  anxiety  Na-na-ma-Kee  watched him.       One   leg   after   another   was  freed from its covering ; a few more strokes of  the knife, and it would be finished. <-..   The Indian   rose   and   slunk   around until  he c-ime  between the hunter and his rifle.      The fierce  yells of the dogs startled Buffalo Hide.   Looking back he saw a pair of piercing black eyes  gleaning at him, and the  muzzle   of  a   rusty  gun within a few yards of his head.  The hunter had his share of courage, yet  could not help feeling that the Indian had  decidedly the drop on him; he was too close  to permit the chance of his missing him, and  y7et quite far enough to give time to fire before  the hunter could grapple with him. He felt  it no small relief when he heard in the Nez  Perce tongue these words : " Stand still and  the Indian's gun speaks not. The Red man  seeks not the blood of the  Paleface."  " Hev ?" said Buffalo Hide, ': I'm mighty  glad to hear it; but if you'll just oblige me  point that old rusty7 gun of yrours the other  way, then we can talk more sociable like."  The Indian waited calmly until this speech  was ended, although it was perfectly unintelligible to him. " The Great Spirit has  given many7 tongues to the Paleface," he said,  " the Red man has but one."  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only   liquors   which   they  can recommend. *  Pocket Diaries for iSoSatThomson Stationery Co.,    L'td. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE SCHOOLS OF NELSON.  Dr. E. C. Arthur, secretary7 to the Nelson  Board of School Trustees, has forwarded the  following-.letter, to the Hon. the Minister of  Educatioii :  lA Hon. Sir-���-I am instructed to lay before  y7ou the requirements of the Nelson Public  School for the ensuing year.  ,."-. A; fifth teacher will be required at Easter,  and a room to accommodate such teacher. I  know7 of no room at present, but have no doubt  one can be secured if the board is authorized  to act in the matter.  "A sixth and probably a seventh teacher  will be required when school re-opens in August of this y7ear, while probably7 two more will  be required between that time and  June 30th,  .-'i899-:;aa ..a".;'- a '���  "The present school building has but three  rooms, which are overcrowded'now, with 150  pupils. There are enrolled in all divisions 210  pupils, and the number is daily7 increasing, no  less than ten new pupils having been enrolled  in one day last week.  " In August of this year accommodation for  at least 400 pupils will be required and the  indications are that even their additional  rooms will be required before the end of 1899.  The presentsschool site is an excellent one for  a central school which would accommodate  500 pupils. The trustees beg leave to point out  to the Hon. Minister of Education that the  interests of educatioii would be economically  served by7 the erection 011 they present site in  place of the present building one of say7 twelve  rooms. Such building would probably7 meet  the requirements until June 30th, 1900.  ''Eight hundred dollars will be required  for incidental expenses, as follows : Janitor,  $500; fuel, $200 ; sundries, $100. That is  presupposing the building provided with  flushing closets and steam heating. If the  present system is maintained at least $200  more will be required for scavengering and  about $100 for fuel.  " I am further instructed again to call your  attention to the inadequacy of the salaries  paid teachers in Nelson. The principal receives $68.25 per month���the corporation  laborers receive more. Assistant teachers  receive $50 per month. Board and lodging  cannot be had for less than twenty five to  thirtyr dollars per month ; waitresses in hotels  receive thirty-five dollars per month and  board and lodging. The principal should be  paid $100 per month ; the assistant in charge  of the primary division $90 per month, and  the others not less than $75 per month.  LIQUOR AND  GAMBLING.  To the Editor of The Economist:  Dear Sir���Might I ask if the recent   show  on the part of  our  City Fathers   re   the  sup- j  pression   of gambling   and gambling   devices j  was seriously meant,   or was it only  intended I  to slur over the  evil doings of   the   couple of j  weeks preceding ?       It appears to  me  that it !  was a bluff.       I notice that  there   is consider- I  able gambling, still going on.     I am informed  that the gamblers evade the law by using chips  instead of money7, but that large sums change  hands every7 night in the bar-rooms   and gambling places of Nelson over cards.       I am also  informed that  gambling is carried, on on the  Lord's Day7, and that the Sunday Closing Act  is not observed in this city7.      I think it ought  to be.    The law of the land is tiiatthese places  be closed from 11 o'clock   on  Saturday   night  and remain closed   until 7 o'clock on Monday  morniugA     Why7   is   not  the L'vw enforced ?  Who is responsible ?   Can the city7, because; it  collects the license fees, grant special privileges  which the law does not provide for, and which  are not enjoy7ed by7 liquor sellers in other parts  of the province ?���Yours,  I.O.G.T:  LARRY'S LETTER.  CONCERT.  Standing room was at a premium in the  Presbyterian C bur eh o 1 Friday evening last,  on the occasion of the coneert given under "the  auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society7. The lute ition originally was to have had the concert  on St .Patrick's Day7, but as this: would have  clashed with previously7 announced attractions  the date was altered.       A tastefully7 furnished  platform   at  the end of  the   church   afforded  ample accommodation for those who took part  in a varied and enjoy7able   programme.       The  concert opened with a pianoforte solo by Mrs.  x\stley7 and   Miss Wilson,   which was well received.       Mr.   Chadbourne's   sweet tenor was  heard   to    good   advantage in    ''The   Kerry  Dances.''    This was followed by a violin solo  "LoveSDig,"   in   waie'.i   Mr.  Harris   distinguished himself.       So pleasing was his rendition that his delighted auditors insisted on his  return  and   more  of the   good music.       Mrs.  Simpkins sang   a pretty   little   ballad,   "Blue  E.yes,"   but was so visibly nervous that much  of the good effeet was lost.   ;    Mrs.   Thurman  treated-the  audience to  "Waiting   for   Thee,  Asth :>re," ��� and it was a treic.      The grapha-  phc.ie was introduced with good effect,   reproducing   sine  lively   vocal   a id   instrumental  masic.       After a short talk   from Larry Finn,  there was a  pianoforte solo  by7   Mr.   Paintou,  for which he   was accorded well-deserved .applause.      O le of the gems of the evening was  the duet,   "Lirb>ar:l   Wateh,"   as   given   by  Messrs. Irving   a id   Caldwell.       Their voices  blended beautifully^.     In response to an imperative encore, they giv^ with equally7 good effect  " Wanetta."      Mr. Garvin sang " The Black  Sheep," after which there was a violin solo by7  Mr. Harris, and a pretty7  song by7   Miss Hick-  linsr, for which she was encored.       Mr. Cald-  well received  quite an ovation  for his singing  of " I'm off to. Philadelphia."       Mr. Day7 was  also heard from,   and with his  usual good effect        A very7   successful   entertainment  was  brought to a close by singing of the  National  iVnthem.  Ledgers, Journals, Cash Books at  the Thomson   Stationery  Co., L'td. *  Some twenty officers of the Roy7al Canadian  artillery have been chosen for the Yukon expedition, and will start for the 1101 th in the  course of a week.  Presentation   Goods    at Thomson  .Stationery Co., L'td.  Hogan's Alley, March 21.  Deer Tim���How   are  ye   feeling after St.  Patrick's/Day- ������?      We hadn't   as   much   as a.  sprig of the   shamrockto  drown   here,  but I  obsarved that there was a fair share of drowning done all the same.     Every chap wore a bit  ov green ribbon in  his coat,   in honor ov   the  good saint, so that there's no mistake that he's  as popular up here in the mountains of British  Kolumbia in the wild an'   wolly West as he is  in the deer owld Emerald Isle.   Begorra, Tim,  what ruxions we used to have   on the 17th of  Ireland in the deer owld land Itself !      And,  howly St. Patrick,   how we used   to suffer for  him !    Ye   remimber,   Tim,   that we used to  have to get the shoe-horn   to get   our hats 011  the next morning, an' the all-overness feeling  we used to have for days after.  After all, Tim,  there's no place ye can selebrate St. Patrick's  Day as well as in the  land of the   shamrock.  Porcupine Billy7 was selebratingin grate stbyde  decked out in   green from  hed to fut',   but the  St. Patrick's Day concert wasn't held until the  18th, to laive room for a St. Patrick's Day7 ball  on the 17th that didn't come off.       So that ye  see things got purty well mixed up.      But we ,  had a good time of it all the same,   altho'  wre  weren't  In Erin's Isle to sport a while.  Begorra, Tim, but I was thinking of ye all till  meself got into the blues, an' I felt like poor  Tommy7 Moore, when he wrote,  Remember thee ! yes, while there's life in this heart,  It shall never forget thee, all lorn as thou art ;  More dear in thy sorrow, thy gloom and thy showers,  Then the rest of the world in their sunniest hours.  AVert thou all that i wish thee,���great, glorious and free���  First flower of the earth and first gem of the sea,���  I might hail thee with prouder, with happier brow,  But, oil ! could I love thee more deeply than now ?  Begorra, Tim, if they didn't get meself up  at the concert, but what for I didn't know7,  for lis agin me principles to do anything that  'd interfere wid the 17th ov Ireland.  Billy Herring tells me that he went to have  his fortune   towld  the other day7 be the yung  woman that meself went to.     The moment she  clapt her eyes on Billy she towld him that she  seen him before.     "' May7be ye did,"says Billy  " but ye might  be   after   telling me   where."  41 It wras in some distant land," says she.     " I  knows," says Billy,    " up   in   Cariboo   in the  early sixties."/     " Old man," says she,   '' I'd  have ye know that meself wasn't   born  in the  early7 sixties."      Billy7 seen that he put his fut  in it, for the fortune teller is won of thim yung-  women wid a doubtful age.       You've nothing  to go by, y7e know, for she has bran new set of  teeth an' the most beautiful lest ginger-colored  bangs ov the latest make, an' she powders and  paints in grand stoyde.       " Twas in spiritland  I met ye," say7s she."     " Maybe it was," say7s  Billy, " for I'm not a teetotal abstainer meself.  Would ye be after telling me  where abouts ?"  Billy put his fut in it agin,   an'   she   began  tG  get  rale   cross   wid   him.        " I niet ye iu rne  trance wid Larry7 Finn," says she.   " O, aye,"  Larry was telling me about that, an'   There, I'm after brakeing the top off me only  pen, Tim, so I can't write any more till next  week.  Larry Finn. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  7  LOCAL NEWS.  THE  CITY COUNCIL.  GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT.  The citv engineer is preparing grades lor  the public thorough fares w h ich wil 1 be submitted at an. early-'date.-  It has been decided to put in   a   number   of  nextra'hydrants, covering   the  sections  of   the  .   city7 now7, being built up.  The material being removed- in excavating  loir    the    foundation   of  the  new   Oddfellows  . hall, corner of Kootenay and Baker streets, is  being spread on the latter thoroughfare west  of Ward street.     At roresent it .gives the place  ���', a very7 unsightly' appearance, but arrangements have been made to level the stir face.  It is in '..contemplation';:' to purchase b rock-  crusher for use in Nelson. A: great deal of ma-  cadam will be laid this season, and with such  a machine' owned by- the city the "work can be  done more expeditiously7 and. cheaper than  otherwise.  All squatters  on   public streets   and  alley7s  are called, upon to clear off before   the   ist  of :  '.'���May.-:.' ���'���,. y    '���"'���''"., ''-.; ��� . '    -        -:  Several building- contracts-- have already  been let, and the coming season is exoected to  be avery busy one.        '  The bursting of a water main -on Victoria  street the other evening caused a great deal of  trouble and inconvenience.  Work is progressing favorably7 on the. retaining wall at Ward street and the opening  of Josephine street.  The C. P. R. wharf is being extended to  meet increased trade.  During the storm on Sunday7 morning a  boom of logs burst near the sawmill, scattering timber all along the lake shore.  Married men, residents of Nelson, will in  future be given a preference on-all city work.  The approaches to the Kootenay7 Lake  General Hospital are being improved at the  expense of the city7.  St. Patrick's Day7 passed off v.ery quietly'in  Nelson. Green ribbon wras strongly in evidence on the streets, while a few sported the  trefoil iu all its native glory.  Extensive additions are being made to the  Grand Central Hotel, which will improve its  accommodation considerably.  Hon. Mr. Justice Irving will be in Nelson  again on the 15th of April to hold sittings of  the Supreme Court, when he will payr the interior metropolis a prolonged visit.  Rossland hive of   the  Maccabees   has   been  duly7 initiated byT Eudocia S.   Moffatt,   deputy   j  supreme   commander   of   the   order   for    the  Northwest.  The final pay7ment on the purchase by the  British America corporation of the Columbia  & Kootenay7 mine was made in Chicago on  Saturday7, when the sum of $200,000 w<��s  turned over to the original owners, and the  transaction  closed.  Belville Perry7, Confederation Life Insurance  Co., was the first guest registered at the  Hume hotel, which opened for lousiness on  Thursday last.  The weekly7 meeting of the city7 council was  held on Monday7 last, May7or Houston presiding. Aid...'���Gilker, Hillyer, Teetzel and  Malone were also present.  The city engineer handed in a report as to  the permanent pavement of Baker street,  recommending the Telforcl sy7stem of macadam  as the-cheapest and most suitable ; also a report as to grading of Water street���Received.  ���"! A petition was received from the residents  of.Mill street asking for a sidewtdkon that  thoroughfare at/Ward, also that Mill street be  graded from end to end. This, with several  other similar; petitions were received.  A communication was read frotn the city7  council of Kamloops asking the co-operation  of Nelson in having the Municipalities Act so  amended, as to introduce a clause similar to  that in the Ontario Act, governing; the conduct of liquor licenses.  The matter was held over for a week.  A letter was read from Dr. Arthur, 011  behalf of the Oddfellows Building Society,  asking that they Abe allowed to dump the  cellar excavations of their new building on  Baker street, between, Stanley7   and Kootenay7  streets,   "a ..-���"'.. a. -a"':��� "A  The mayor  thought   that   there   would   be  sufficient to grade Baker street as   far   as   the  ^bridge.  It was decided that all-material put  on   the  streets  frcm   excavations,"etc., be levelled   at  the cost of the city7.  A number of accounts were   passed and the  council adjuourned.  Y-MIR.  (Specialcorrespondenee to The Economist.)  The Porto Rico property7 of the Canadian  Pacific Exploration Co. have sufficient ore  blocked out to last them two years. As soon  as the snow7 disappears the company7 intends  out tins: in a concentrator.  Work on the Old Harry- group is rapidly7  progressing. A tunnel 68 feet in ..length has  been driven to crosscut the ledge. A few  stringers have been met with which go away  up. The miners expect to strike the ledge  any dayr. The fortunate owners of this property are Chris. Creamer and Plarry7 Ha 11am..  Work is being pushed on the Dundee tramway. A number of men are busy on the right  of way for the support.  Mrs. Trash left on Thursday last for Michi  gan.  A fire started iu Campbell's store on Tuesday, which threatened for a while to be very-  serious. However its spread was checked by  the heoric exertion of a number of men on  hand.     Wre want a lire brigade badly.  Mr. A. W. Crittenden, of the. Ross house,  will give a ball and supper Wednesday, (this  evening), in the I. O. F. hall.  A large number of placer leases in the Big  Bend have been cancelled because the parties  holding the leases had neither paid their rent  nor performed the working conditions.  The following presentment was read from  the grand jury7 at the Nelson assizes on Tuesday afternoon :  To Mr. Justice Irving.  The Grand Jurors for the county7 of Kootenay7 present as follows :  1. Wre congratulate your lordship upon  y'our elevation to the Bench, and trust that  you mayr long fulfill the duties of your position.  2. We beg to draw your lordship's attention to the condition of the Court Plouse at  Nelson. The accomodation afforded is  totally7 inadequate for the judges, the jurors^,  the legal profession and the public, and we  trust that our presentment in this matter may-  have clue weight with the government.  3. We have visited the new jail, and are of  the opinion that the'discipline and neatness  prevailing therein reflect credit 011 the warden  and his officers. We endorse certain changes  and imoroveiiients'.'suggested bv the warden  instancing: A  A change in the location of the  condemned'..  4 'cell. ;:.''/ '���'.���;."������'���������;  ' A      ��� A/."-''; '    O -���'',--  The drainage of the surface water from  around the walls which at present renders the  basement extremely clamp, as well as sundry  other minor changes suggested bv him.  We-do not approve of the present system of  separate locks on the cell doors, which in case  of fire   might   well jeopardize    the   lives    of  prisoners.  We recommenci'the adoption of the usual  system of a lever bolt.which on an emergency7  enables all cell doors "to be opened at once.  In connection with the court house, jail and  government property, we would suggest that  the present unsightly fence be removed and  that the ground be graded and improved to  give the property7 a decent appearance.  4. Our attention has been drawn to the  unsafe condition of the government wharf at  Nelson, which has. alfeady caused the loss of  several horses engaged in freighting thereon.,  and in its present state is a standing menace  to life and property.  ��� 5. We trust that no time will be lost in  establishing a land registry office in the city  of Nelsoii.  6. We would resioectfullv recommend that  frequent sittings-of the supreme court be held  in this district, as the importance of matters in  dispute, in our opinion warrants such a course  being "adopted.  7. In conclusion we agree with   your, lord-,  ship that it is a matter of congratulation   that  so little crime prevails in the district and trust  that such a satisfactory7   state   of  affairs   may  continue.  His Lordship thanked the grand jury for  their kindly congratulations, and assured  them that he would bring their presentment  before the proper authorities. As to courthouse accommodation he hoped they would  press for that ; as far as the judges were concerned it was  unbearable.  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquurs  Try one bottle.  ��m����m��SM^MJ*��^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  WOMAN'S KINGDOM..:  '���...;   If you want   your skin   to   keep  perfectly7 healthy,-'you. must   care-  fiillv    regulate    your   diet.       The  best diet   is    only, freshly7   cooked  meat.        Made  dishes   are    to    be  avoided on   this   account,   and   all  hot  condiments,   highly7    seasoned  sauces    and    the   like   should    be  banned.      Your bread  mlist   never  be new, and you   should eat water  cress salad at   every   meal.        Any  other freshly7 made salad Will do  as  w7ell at the seasons that water cress  is    not    obtainable,     making    the  dressing with plenty7 of oil.  ,     Salt  meats and salt fish should be avoided as apt. to  cause   skin irritation.  Plenty of vegetables twice   a   day  well   cooked   and  ; freshly    stewed  fruit are excellent.      Honey   is   far  better than any other kind of sweet,  and light puddings are better than  heavy pastry7 and   much   rich suet  and raisins.      Cakes   and bonbons  * should be partaken of very sparingly,  if at all.     A fresh   lemon  squeezed  into soda water and taken occasionally7 is also very good.      Coffee and  tea should be very7  sparingly7  used,  if at all,   and   cacoa   or     chocolate  should   be   drunk   only7   by    those  who take a great deal   of open   air  exercise.  the most economical ways of making  a sash is to buy7   a   whole   piece   of  striped ribbon not over two   inches  wide.      This will be much less  expensive than wider ribbon,   and,   if  carefully manipulated will   be   sufficient    for a neck   scarf    as    well..  Two widths of the ribbon are  used  with a strip of lace insertion between,  making the whole  sash   about   five  inches wide.        The ends   are   cut  pointed and trimmed with a flounce  of chiffon  or, dace,   and   two; more  flounces, fo 11 owing  the   same 1 iiies  are set on above.      Loops are short  ���not more than   six inches   long,  and in some  summer   dresses   they7  are omitted altogether.        Many   of  the organdy7 gowns have sash  ends  of the material knotted   in   a   hard  knot   at   the   waist and   edged   all  around with, narrow lace.  AND  PLUMBERS  McClare's Famous Stoves and Ranges,  Tin and Enamelwafe,  Heating  and Gasfitting, Roofing and Cornice,  Sheet Metal Work.     a.     .a     .a  jLw I���*4>3  SJ.  A suggestive story7 is told about  Mme. Jane Hading, the beatiful  French actress. Mme. Hading's  eyes are very femarkableA They  are not only of the clearest and  purest brown, whieh George   Eliot  < i.  For those who  would  lose  flesh  or keep it in   bounds,   exercise   on  foot is far preferable to horse   back  riding  or   the   bicyrcle.        A   brisk  walk of a   mile  in io minutes is  as  good practice for taking the pounds  off one's weight as any7 that can  be  named, unless it   is   running,        If  a   quarter   mile   speeding    ground  could be laid out where people who  wished could run races in the  dark  of the moon, it would be as popular  inside of six months   as any7 bicy7cle  course.        A   woman   who    knows  how to carry herself never looks  as  well in the world as when running.  Run, spring and supple every7 fiber  somewhere, somehow, every7 dayr of  your life.      Kicking a large rubber  ball about an empty7 room or out in  the back yrard is good training of its  sort.      One curious thing about this  active outdoor exercise and   perfect  mastication   is   that   the   desire for  food lessens at the   same   time   the  strength increases.      Thanks to air  and good circulation, the food eaten  goes to nutrine, not to fat.  describes    as     resembling     "wave  washed oynx," but they are veiled  with a  thick   fringe   of black   and  silky7 lashes   which   are   unusually  long.      It   is   the   most   noticeable  thing in   her   face,   and   when   she  turns her e}7es upon a man   he   begins  at   once   to   recall   long  eyed  Circassians  of whom   the   oriental  poets sing.      The story is that Mine  Hading owes this marvelous length  of eyre to artificial   means   indulged  in by7 her parents in her childhood.  It is said that it is a common custom  practiced  among   the  Turks,   who  hold long eyes iu such esteem as to  lengthen them by7 cutting   the   corners of the ey7es   of girls   who   are  being raised for the harem.       This  is done very7 early7, at the age   of   2  or 3 y7ears, and the outer   corner   is  deftly7 slit with a  lancet   about   the  twelfth part of an inch.     While the  wound is healing the lids are drawn  outward every day7, and when it   is  quite  curved  the lid    is still    submitted to the drawing process every  dav for a long time, with the event-  ful result that it becomes long   and  narrow and fulfills the ideal  of  the  Turk.        It   is   stated   that    Mme.  Hading's father had been in Turkey  and had seen the  practice,   and   he  determined to  try7   it   on   his   little  girl, with bright eyes and a mop  of  yellow   curls,   and   already7   taking  The variations on   the   sash   will   part jn performances requriug  chil-  be as numerous this season   as   the  ^ren.      Whether the story   is   true  different styles of  summer   gowns. | or  not   one   thing   is certain,   that  One  of the   prettiest   and   perhaps l t]le   gifted   woman   has   the    most   sprint goods have arrived eoinprisin-lui the ; beautiful  and   remarkable   eyes   of  latest novelties in tweed suitings,  fancy  wors- ; (1 ^ ���.   Wtu and panting at loss's. ; any woman on the stage.  Large NEW stock direct from the factories.  No old stock.  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.;   L'td.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  e �� ��  A thoroughly   equipped   Photographic   Studio   is   that   of  Wadds Brothers.     Inspection Solicited A.  Compare Our Work and Prices,  and  You  Consult Your Own Interest and Ours.  Samples may be seen at the Studio or at the stores of J.  O. Patenaude, watchmaker; J. Dover,' watchmaker and  jeweller; Messrs. Kirkpatrick and Wilson, grocers and provision   merchants. . . A. .'.  T  Amateur Finishing   Done.  Cor. Victoria and Stanley Streets,  NELSON.  Don't forget that we are the largest importers  . . and dealers in men's shoes of all kinds. . .  , Sashes and Turned Wor  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  tmsmtmmsmm  iSWSSIHffil  WftWTO^I^^ PHE: NELSON ECONOMIST.  ri-A  SHORT STORIES. At   a   school   examination    near j  ....;';   ���������- Dudley- one   of  Her   Majesty's in- j  His Honor Judge Bole quotes an specters was questioning a little boy7 i  eminent justice, of an.Irish court-as in the lower standards, and found;  having; addressed the bar somewhat!that ^s knowledge of arithmetic |  after this fashion on a question of |'was very deficient. , The inspector j  cost: "As the result of many years'   had asked several   questions   with- j  '��^'��������������������0������M������������TO����M  E3��&  s>*C?  uo  W5Nk!8PEC,  IANITOBA.  experience as a jurist I have . come  to the conclusion that in the learned  legal profession, generally and in  the majority' of cases attention is  given���first to the question ofeosJ3,  next to procedure in any way7 effecting questions of costs,'.and.-then "if  time will allow they7 consider, the  merits of the case."  out getting   a   satisfactory answ  but    determined    to    arouse      the! #  '\4  . Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers   of these   goods   in   Western  Canada.  All warehouses under perfect   system   of   cold   storage.  A A primary grade teacher was  ..endeavoring to tell her little pupils  the other day the story -of Adam  and; Eve. She made quite a  romance of it, .telling with considerable graphic power of the fall "of  Eve and gradual way in which she  was' tempted. "I've no: doubt,  children,,"'she said, ' 'that Eve told  Adam st'dries about where she was  going when she. Went down into  the woods to meet the wicked ser->  pent. Perhaps she said that she  was going to look for birds' eggs,  or to pick some new flower, or to  find a squirrel's nest. Always  some new excuse, you see. And,  of course, in such a beautiful' new  place these were ever so many7  charming things to attract attention, Now what do you think  Eve said she was going, to see  when she left Adarn,Mable?"Mable  was a true little woman. "I fink,:'  she replied, "that she said she was  eroin' to the dressmaker's."  have?"  dm  little fello,w's interest in the subject,  he asked:      "If vour teacher   gave  A '   ' <-*  youtvvo rabbits and I -gave you one  how    ma n y   w o n 1 d    y7 o \ 1  "Four, sir," replied the lad.  possible,"   replied    the    inspector,  getting   impatient,    "two   and   one j constantly  cannot   make    four.'' "Please,  sir," said   the   little  fellow,    "I've  a lopeared one already.''  Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  JSSELLS Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  ?R?^m  Obttwiim/  r   a  41 anr  amp  flfanfc ANU  IC  irriviug  and on hand.    The  latest  in  Foreign  patterns of  Green had been in new   lodgings  Ik,  Tableware in  China and  Glass.  lIUlllli  uMHlfll Hl3RL   fill  m  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and pressed glass. Groceries  just one -.'week and had arrived at: including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  the conclusion that his tenancy7  would not be of loner   duration   un-  \lnivl.A  Andy7 Smith is a bright boy7, and  is in   no   way7   inclined   to hide his  light under a bushel.        One day a  circus   came    to    the    town    and  Amdy    was    promptly    on     hand,  assuming all the airs of a proprietor  as he showed   his   friends   around.  An elephant was among the attractions, and Andy actually made him  kneel,   and raise his trunk,   and go  through other simple performances.  But at last the elephant   seemed,  to  grow7 tired of this, for he   suddenly  threw7   his   trunk   around    Andy's  waist and tossed him high up in the  air.     Andy came  down   a   tremendous thud,   on   all   fours      "Good!  good!' cried the  boyrs,   thinking  it  a part of the performance.     " Do it  -gain, Audyr.      That was splendid!''  'Andy rose deliberately   and   wiped  the dirt ftom his  face.        "No, no,  looyrs," he said, "that act   is   never  repeated.        It    would    spoil    the  elephant."  Office Diaries for 1808 at Thomson Stationery  o.,  L'td. *     i  less there was a materi-d difference  in the quality7 of the breakfast egg.  He did not like to tell the landlady7  point blank,-so he adopted a roundabout method of communicating  his opinion on the subject. "Didn't  you tell me you were'fond of reading Macaulay, Mrs. Bluff ?" he  asked her as he broke the shell of  the egg. " It, was my lamented's  favorite reading, Mr: Green,"  returned the widowed lady7. " Ah !  Now I understand whv vou have  your eggs from Italy." -'"Whatever makes, you think that, sir ?  They7 came from a farm near here.''  '.'-Really!" exclaimed Mr. Green,  with a very7 pronounced' sniff.  "These eggs remind me most  forcibly7 of the ' Lay7s of Ancient  Rome.'     Funny, isn't it ?"  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried Fruits and  Meats.  p.    U/ll���"  iffw  iiiim  1  ���^  ��  ERCH ANT-TAILOR.  .Hi'crh Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A ^Magnificent Line of Scotch 'Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England-'Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special-'feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings .'..   .���pr"*^ Ta  l-H  M  3���"i  <g  ��  iaker'St., Nelson, B, C.  Cowes' famous yachting serge, in black and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, vl  Ross's.  A large stock of ail grades  from the "best makers. We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  /  1  ^  l  nr^  ZV  .9  The  'ostoffice Oiera/r Store  Manhattan  The   only   first-class   saloon  in the  The    Choicest    Liquors  always  iu  stock.  Mixed   drinks    of   all    kinds   a  specialty.  All the best brands   of cigars are;  to be had at  Wagon work and Blacksmit hi ng in all its Branches.  liaison Blacksmith  H. A.  PROSSEPL   Manager.  Lake St.,  Oprj.    Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  ^^^%/^-^&^/^/%^'%^  o  G'  ��he  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Manhattan  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    .    BRANCHES AT  D. A. HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  losephino St.,   -    Between Baker and Victoria  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREG FORKS  NELSON KASLO     $  SLOCAN CITV ^  ii.a.uaiaMMjuJMKMiaMilllHUiiMM^^  S^SHPSST^^^ THE NEIvSGN- ECONOMIST.  ���CURLING.-  Times would like to call the   at ten  .A   ������ ������:���������   .��� :.    i tion of the members for West  Koo-f-  'Messrs. \\>.\ H. Grant   (ski.p;,'.F.y. ������.  :      .,   A        ..���..*.    .. 4.1-.   1  "���������������y-A ������'������       i   ;;lA  ; tenay to   one   little  item   that- has  W.   Peters,   T.   C.   Hodge" and   T, ���    ...a _ .    a   ..; A    i  & .   .! hitherto   escaped   notice,   ' namelv, n  Lillie,- are-back from Sandon where:       - ���: ..������        ,.   1 -        r       ��� ...      j  ���. ���   . ��� ������,'��� ' i make it compulsory torthe  writing.|  they were competing  ior   the.. Los- -i       ' .������'.'��� *.. .       VT -y^T l  ���-...���-��� L . r A-'    ������;���'.-.      --.:���   pi on   the   number * NTo.    1   and.i^o. 2 '  tock cup oifered ior  the   best   rink; ���   ;,-������  p   A ;,     c      1     1 ���  5 <-.-.. .... ! posts to be done on the lace looking:  of curlers.     The jNelson contingent j' -.   ���������,..���������������'���' ".-.���   ,   ,   . .  -.     "  ���    . ������ ���",���'-" rv        ",       j towards   the    claim   oemg staked,  met  .Wilson's ������ rink   on   Saturday,.;. -,...- '"���������'    r *-. ������"���  i.e.,   trie   inner   face.      At  present  and after a -very spirited game wer^-!  e i   .locators are using each and  any   of  defeated bv two points:       It  was a 1   ,a; _ ��� ,. ���;  y . -      A. a the rour faces   on a post.        when  14 end game and  from* the   5th   to   .AAA" A   -A"-.'-       >'  y   A '  A- ���' w...   a ������-������  ���     ���        �� ��� ��� ���<��� I.the direction 01 the location line   is  the oth point it  was   end   ror   end.������-.--.. , A  . -.���.-,    ���    ^ y  ' 1 :  ^   ���������-1 ��� not given-���-and it   very   seldom   is  given on the No. 2 post ���the .prevailing" style- is most confusing.  I^et us have a rule that all sliali  follow, and, the finding of the  ground .staked will be rendered  much easier than, now. , If the  outer face of the post be more   con-  ���        A.  yenient, let \ it   be   the ��� outer   face,  but let us hove uniform it}7.  The Ne 1 so 11 cur 1 erS were, of course  out of practice, for want of ice  for  several weeks������past, while   their opponents were in great trim. ;.:"��� Nelson afterwards met Grim met'shrink  and with Peters as skip carried the  ��� srairie bv 12 ;io   4,   and   also   Rae's  rink of Kaslo, which   the}7 defeated  .-'���by.- 13 to o.    These two-games were  for cords of wood to local charities.  , Grimmett's   rink .and    Rae's   also  played, off during the da}7,   the  former winning by 18 to ,,9.;     It now  remains    forGrimmett's    men   to  meet      Watson's���both     Sandon  teams���to decide for the  cup.     At  the "'conclusion A of   the    gAme   the  Neison   men   were   banqnetted   b}7  the Sandoii Curling" Club.  GENERAL NOTES/  WOTiCE..-  Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, and of Oyer  aiid'Tenuimirami General Gaol .Deli very, will  be hokien at the places and on the .dates folio '.villi;-, viz.:���  City of Nelson, on Moitdav, the 20th day of  June. 1898.  Town of Donald, on Monday, the 27th day of  June. 1898. " .   "  Bv Command.  JAMES BAK.ER,  /���T\,-      ,i 1 -t     1 ���        i    a    '.-'���' Provincial Secretary  1 lie telegraph Will    be. extended    provincial Seeretarv's Office,  A-, 1t ���y< , , S.th March, 1898.  tro.n oaesnelle to  i eieyraph   creek  this season.  About 200 men for the northern  LO.d fields are in Asherclt. Many  are for Peace river, but the majority  will prospect north of Telegraph  creek and Cassiar, or go through to I    A]1 pcr,ous ar0  hereby cautioned  against  q���              ,:     ��� '[ -using ahv of -the following M arid age  Licenses,  Otewai l��� IiVt.1 . ( v-;..:  Numbers 8(>81 to S7lo7 both  inclusive, the  ������'���..    .,. . - .           .              -said licenses having been stolen in the  recent  J-'-'l. few    men are    arriving    ill    Oil | mail roi/oery at Rossland.  every train for the   Ashc'rott   route,  71 O-  and quite a cit\r of tents has-sprun  up around aud through' that town.  ii; F..Tolmie.  Registrar.  Nelson, B.C., 28th February, 1S98.  FOOTiCE.  GENEREL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for  Armstrong &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  '��������  U .  71M i        P& w~%%        sill nWy,^.  K!OT5CE.  In'"the Countv Court of Kootenay, holden at |  t5 W a $&&*&��'& "���&&  Nelson,   in the' matter of Erick Nelson,  alias |  h&^'^Qr <5^*^�� *'���$��$? fe   a -<a^ ��  Eric Nilssen Ullen deceased, intestate,   and in ,  the matter of the Official  Administrators  Act. i  d.ited the 2!th dav of January 1898.   Upon read- ;  ing the   affidavits   of   James   Ferguson   Arm- j  strong and William King,  sworn  respectively I  the 25th dav of October 1897. and  the 22nd day i  of Januarv,A-\.D., 1898, and filed,   it  is   ordered j  Hi at .lames  Ferguson  Armstrong, Official Ad- ;  ministrator for  the County -.Court  District  of;  Kootenav.  shall  be  administrator  of all   and j  singular'the  goods,   chattels   and   credits   of;  Erick Nelson alias Eric Nilssen Ullen, deceased, ; Thomson   Stationary    Co.,     L'td,    leison,  intestate,'and that this order be published in;  the Nelson '������ conom 1st newspaper for  a  period;��� - -������ -----   ��� - -- ---  of three weeks.  . (Pi'o-ned) .1. A. Fo7;ix.  [L. s.] ���'���  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin . or organ. For  terms apply at residence.  Silica street, or  Si.  -w  ' ' i i-srinsn \ <-i um oia. ��iescn uea as khidv. :���>: i J  lnr:,,     ^.i-...,. .7rCf--  Chnf-n;-!     \,.;v   ->icf-'      ('(iiiiim"K':iif;i! a  post   planted   on   the   east!   ���-   " " '" "   tOtia,   ^la^v /,fSL,  cLlltOil,   A..-.,    O^-A bank oi^.-a.at Liver ab(��:aihree in>rnLv<l vard> ���  !'.. ,-.,1, ���'-,,.o 1,I1U>  ^Ui     V'^-r-nnn   Tn-ip- i below   rlie   crossing   of   the    foot    road,   nml ! In the Supreme Couri o? Bntisn uoliitnbi  iv a in loops, June ,.n.n,  ve.non jime, , imlrl.(;(1 r>tmi),)0l,.;Sl,,1Ih Wesl (yri!(,r po.yy  ^ -   -! , ���   <* a      t        . .ii     j fiw.'w.wi^i   iMvir  /-iMiin^    m.m^.w*   im,h!i  ��*/w t ^ i U\ fli(>  niMttr^r  of ihf1   Wmdinir   id) Act and  ,_..,.   -\r^i-,-��-i   ^-,r.Pi.-,T^       |,1il(,    onfK. ; tiynco oast   forlv   ci-.aius.   Uien.-e   Kuril!  for;v|intlie   matter  of the   Winding   Up Act and m  13th;. A e...-.on  (.special.),    JUilC    20U1, , (.1,llj,|;.-   t,.i...,il.l. ([.H. ,vl,st   r.Vi.L;,   Hoiius.   thcmA 1 ihe   matter  of   the   Nelson   S.-uvmill   Com-.  Il^-mlrl   (^or-oioAl     TiitiP -5-th : south forty cliaiu.yn <!ic  i>(��iut   of  commence- pnoy, l.imi led.  )J()a,U(M,MJLthUi, juul���;l,k I ment.cun-ainiiigoue  Immlr.Ml  .-nul sixiy (T!0)        The llonon-ihlo M r. .1 ustice   Drake   has by an j   jWj    \/> I j Rb^b        PaL-^r     ^frpPf  v ..,_,..   .r/|,,11lt-,t:r,-,fKn-    -o-rcsMjoreor less | or(ler datc<l t he twon ty-seven tlm lay of r e].fem-     ^'e r U I IQp      CiOv^Jy      ^d^i      oLfCet.  .-\  VCiy .^.tlOng deputation OX  b-U.-M-        i>aieu at Xeison. .January :-lst. IS'iS. ber, 1S':)7, ar.nointed Hugh. \l. 'Cameron,   of   the  ness men. horn Ontario waited upon  Premier Lanrier this morning to  urge the   imposition   of   an   export'  J .   M . ('AMy--.KLL, locator.  WOT1CE.  citv of Nelson, British Columbia, to be   Ofiicial ,  Liouidator to the above named Company. j         j      l)ateil tliisHth da v of October. 18'.)7. |  !  Pejoitv   District   Kegistrar at   Nelson,    British!   |-> f*^; |"|'*|  All work gnaran teed .  N'-.)tice is. hereby given that sixty   (bus  after  dlltV O-l   nickie Ore ��� matte.       It     Was ; date. .I intend to appiy   to   the   Chief  Com mis- I  ; sioner oi Lauds and   Works   lor   permission   to I  DOlllted OUt    that    the    development i ]>urchase the following tract of land : j  1   ' . _ < 'oui meucing at the uorrii west corner <>!   lot i  of the    uickle-Steel    business    WOllld   207,    Kootenay   district, . thence    east   twenty j      Notice is  |;ereby given   that Oeo.   H.   Keefer  Columbia.  D3SSOL'JT30?J  OF PARTNERSHIP.  ��       ���^ 14^-"?1 (P�� ft�� *Pk  ����.  ^������^i . Vjr    ' r~ -*% -rt  o>  open     up  Ontario.  the  \vio)'e   (.>  /idie Rossland Times   makes  following cariital suggestion :  vuuiu    -:,">    ���������-<'w,L-ii.-: x    m.-iiu-i,    nieuce    euM   iwuni;.  |      Novice is  herein" ^iven   uici   *ieo.   n.   lveeie-i  ^ ; chains,  iiience   north   eighty   chains,   rhence j a,{(\ <;W1V^P Onuni'ro 'carvving  on   Ihe   Puisiness ; Seeds   Dry   Plates  antral ! 'west ten (diai.n-; more or less, thence   following ; |;i|,nVil as t |u, >;'(.p,-0n   Cni'e. have this   day   dis- ���.  the  lake shore t.-'pi.-n.-e   of  come:n-ement,   nn<\ \ Sf)] v0(] i.nrtnersh in bv m uiua I con<en t. :  ��� containing   <uie   hund.red   and    tweutv   a'-res, i '      * ( !ko. .1 f. Kkkfkh,     i^     " ' TTs^���^��      ^,-,^3        yn>t--^,t        .-���'-"l  ine  ''Mi -  J  lie  location   oi     mm era  snrelv co:ne ur> Im'  session,   and   wneu  c-laims     will  i-'e'orua vy St ii. "t-^i'S.  r^OTJCE.  e.'l i,I.t.\3:  Bos--- ?.l Aci.lCAN.  (iKO.   I'AOfMN,  Bated, the2Srh day of February. 1S9S.  Money to Loan.  graphic supplies,  (iiscnssion   tins  Cly)GS  1  herby give notice i'nai  1  'Uteud   to  apply to  i J t t ��� 1 .iiriiS'.' Coy i  si 1 n :i t !!-(('!" n ���.':-: t ~i (t: :vj  t!v >a!c   ni   Ibju  '!"Bo latent ,'am-ny ;n   l,,.:,.;.:-li.--'u.  .--cdcii.  Irish     pdock I. Nel-on.  und     Ciinadian  ' iu-col,.    at     ib.ss'.-.    opposite  (,M......n's hoi. 1. Matcfl. February -y.t.h  ISl.s.  cei'nai  1  Bitemi   to  anplvn> The   Canadian   Mutual   Loan    <t   I n vest men t jLnt^n-n \J|r..|.J nir _ ���,, P    r   n��     ,,   Sj J  ,sie;,.-rsforih, ciiyA'f NA- Co.. of "! oron t o. On t.,   advano'   money  on   rea- ;]    ^|f] ^]}jfjfl  ififtf .    ft   [13^           1  IC'ng ior ,-! bottle ii<'en,,yor somib'e   terms    for   building   or   on   improved ! i.ull.Ouil t/tUU J!t..rl j UUiiapUMj    n.U I  ;���!   :.:y  premises   on   ].e,t   1, property   in    Nelson.        Lor   A'l   1 u torma.i u>n  B. F. .Iaynks.  a]>])ly to  '1'urner A: Boeck \<. bloc  m m\'A B'!' -   l.iONNOX.  Agent:  n^1.Ar  q +.  i j a k e 1 ou  Nelson  BMgMMMIMWaiHMMttl^^ WmtMfflMI  twiMMiBBwiiUMMmiamtMifflt^^  ^^lg!?iL^gM^/tainyMMj?ffiMB'fflJWUW��ll!lkLW!amgr-- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  LOCAL AND PERSONAL.  J. A. Say ward, Victoria, is in  town.  W. L,. Grimmett is over, from  Sandon.  C. R. Hamilton is over from  Rossland.  Dr. J. H. King of St. Johns, N.  B., is in Nelson.  B. B.Jackson, Pilot Bay, was in  town during the week.  L. M. Livingston, Toronto, is  stopping at the Hume.  C. F. Hannington, of the Crow's  Nest Pass railway, is in town.  E. P. Davies and wife, Vancouver are registered at the Hume.  Oscar C. Bass, official court stenographer, is here for the Assizes.  G. A. Cartson, C. M. Arnold and  J. H. Gray are in town from Kaslo.  J. M. Harris, Elmo Harris, R. S.  Bowersett and Capt. Horton are a  party of Saudonites visiting Nelson.  cGeorge C. Rowan, representing  Swift & Co., Omaha, is registered  cd  the Hame.  The Kaslo seduction case held  over from last assizes, was called  to-day before Mr Justice Irving, and  the defendant not appearing, his  bail was estreated. The plaintiff  was on hand, baby in arms.  Messrs. McL. Forin, A. C. Gait,  C. R. Hamilton, Rossland ; A. C.  Sutton, Grand Forks ; E, P. Davis,  O.C., Vancouver ; Anson Wheal-  ler, Kaslo, are visiting barristers  attending the special assizes.  Mr. Justice Irving will be the  guest of the. local bar at the Hume  Hotel on Friday -evening. It is  his lordship's first appearance in  Nelson since his elevation to the  bmch and the profession are anxious to honor the occasion.  The customs house returns of  Nelson for the last week give 2,466  tons of ore exported, valued at  $111,893. The smelters contributed  nothing to the totals. This brings  the figures for March up to 6,996  tons, and values $485,389.  A party of C.P.R. officials arrived iu   town   last   night,   including  Wm. Whyte, manager of lines west;  T. Coyle, his private secretary ; R.  Marpole,    general     supedntendent  Pacific   Division ;     Percy   Geddes,  his   secretary ;   Mr. Cross,   general  mechanical superintendent, and Mr  :ambie, chief  engineer.     The   object of the visit is to provide   better  facilities   to    meet   the   increasing  business of Nelson and district generally.       Increased    rolling   stock  will be introduced, and it is understood the Robson and Penticton extensions will be commenced without  delay.  SEWING GIRL���Apply Mrs. J. E. Aubrey, at  Dressmaking Parlors over Farley & Simpson's  grocery.  ��  Fresh Spring Goods have just  arrived at Mrs. McLaughlin's and  is now open for inspection.  Drop in and see our stock, and  you will find just what you want,  and at the right price.  Ladies' spring and summer  Sliir-t "Waists  e  Josephine St.  jNelson.  IN  ! B   D   IB  T"\  %Mp  INb...  We are now showing a splendid range of ladies'   shirt'waists  in the latest leading" st}des.       Sizes   from   32   to 42   in bust.  Prices exceedingly low.  Ladies9 Dress Skirts  Ladies' black and navy serge skirts from $2.50  to $5.00.  Ladies' black,   fancy and   plain alpacia skirts at $4 to $5.  Ladies' colored Denham and Duck  skirts,   a good assortment, at low prices.  Write for samples of our summer muslins and dress fabrics.  A cordial in vita tion is extended  to all to the  millinery opening  II.  IS zi  ever  ! v^  IX THE  r ���a.Ker-5.  On Tuesday and. Wednesday,  March 29 and 30  All the latest novelties.  Baker Street  Nelson  -.JL-y  D. HUriE,  Manager.  Mrs. J. E. Aubrey begs  to inform her numerous  customers that she has removed her Dressmaking:  Parlors from the Hillyer  Block to rooms over Farley & Simpson's Grocer}^  Store.  rs. J. E. Aubrey.  Is  Now' Open ��� to the Public . .a.  New Building, New Furnishing", Steam Heat in every Room,  Evendhing Strictly First-Class, Large and Well-Lighted  Sample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  and Ward Streets.  E  59  ��  ��  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH  SHAVE  AND  HAIRCUT  AS YOU   LIKE   IT,  GO  TO   THE  Corner Josephine and Latimer Streets. R.G. JOYy Prop  read Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatriek & Wilson, Baker Street; C.  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan,  Stanley   Street;    and   Maurice  Grocer}', Hume Addition.  Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  '.W   THING  two doors east of Post Oflice.  W. J. MORRISON, prop.  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  tor sa!e in addition A and  other parts of the city.  TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOl'T TAIN by  the use of a local anesthetic;. SAFE AND  SURE.    For reliable dentistry go to  DR.  H.  E.  HALL  Corner Ward and linker streets,   Nelson,   B.C.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  i  j  Mara mock. - .Baker Street, Nelson I  Special attention given to crown and bridge, j  work and the painless extraction of teeth by !  local anesthetics. "   ;  LINSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD  OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  Whittaker's Almanack 1898, Cloth and Paper  Editions, at Thomson Stationery Co, L'td.  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Successors to Neeland   Bros.  Picture Framing  Landscape Photos!  PIANOS AND MUSICAL GOODS. j  Baker Str hist    -    -    -    Nelson I P. 0. box 63.  Telephone ?  Nil 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A CAR LOAD OF  w  MILWAUKEE BOTTLING.  rowns  Scotch  100 Cases Pommery Pints Champagne  T. S. Gore.        H.  Btjrnet.  GQRE, BURNET SCO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab= j  stractof Tiileto Mineral Claims, &c..  NELSON,'. -      -   Britssh  Columbia  Dominion and  urveyor,  pp. uus  ouse. Nelson  1 married my wife, why?  Listen and I'll tell you.  ���Not becau.se she makes good pie,  Tho' she can, I  toll yon;  Not because she's wondrous wise,  'Versed in Greek and Latin,  Not because she likes to dress  in fine silk or satin ;  Not because she rides a wheel���A .     ..  I still wear the bloomers..  Not because in kindliness  All my crotchets humors;  Not because on poli ties  She keeps always posted ;  Not because she knows howl  Like my meat well roasted;  Not because of beauty rare,  That is quickly over;  Not because while she works hard  I could live in  clover;  Not because she does possess  Fortune that's immense;  Simply just because she's got  Good sound, common sense.  THE BOOK THAT HELPED ME A103T.  ard and Soft Coa  acks.m.i  ILL  e o  >���!��� \t       fir"   111  ii oili or w  Telephone No 35.  or uomesiic  snd Coke  application  h  arts  ernon 5  Li  &  but none that are equal' to Century  Sarsaparilla as a Spring Blood  Tonic and General System Toner.  Now that Spring is here everyone  should have something of this kind  and Century is the best on the  market.     Sold only at  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  -i  Fresh goods from" the best markets  always-on hand.  Special arrangements made for the  Lenten season.  Fresh  Fish,   Prime   Poultry,   Reasonable Rates, Worthy  Weight.  Try    those   tempting    things    and  trust us with your trade.  ?  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  ��Bd> m  It is not Shakespear's matchless mind  That gave me what I chiefly prize;  Nor yet in Bacon did 1 find  What zest rewards my studious eyes.  Johnson and Swift and Stern and Pope   .  In turn exhort, instruct and please;  Yet when with crucial risk I cope  Assistance comes from, none of these.  For though among the learned host  Book after book I taste and test.  Of those that truly help me most  My father's check book is the best.  A torpedo boat destroyer has been  purchased by the United States, at  Sunderland. This boat is to have  a speed of 30 knots per hour.  The   Right   Hon.   Thomas Ball.  L.L.D.,D.CL., Lord Chancellor of  Ireland from 1875 to 1880, died the  other dav in his 8-^rd vear.  Davin has sriven notice of a  resolution arraigning the government for alleged disregard of its  pledges on the tariff and other matters.  The solicitors of the liquidators  of the defunct Farmers' Loan company, have advised that the directors of the company are liable to  the creditors for the full amount of  the liability.  The   Nelson   Wine   Co.  carry  only   the    best |  Iquiors.  E HAVE SVJANY ASDS TO   IT,  SUCH  AS  PREPARED KALSOMIN'E,  FULL LINE OF PAINTS,   OILS and  VARNISHES.  PAiNT and VARNISH   ^RUSHES    ...  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour WIHis Gompany, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. G.  &   CO.,  AGENTS,   MEL50N,  B.  C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  ! Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  !   Biscuits, Etc.  P. O. Box 498.  Y.   ?  r  m$.  tea


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