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 KEKK  VOL.  I.  NEIySbN,  B.  G.,   WEDNESDAY,    MAY 4,  189S.  NO. 43-  T H E N E L-S ONEGONOfll ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B.C.  C. Dell-Smith. .  P. J. O'REILLV .  . '��� .Editor  . Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  I'   One Year to Canada and United States .................. .$2.00  If paid in advance. A..... 1.50  One Year to Great Britain.... A ���........ 2.50.  If paid in advance....................  200  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,  P. O.   Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  |i   solicited. y .  - Advertisements of reputable character will "be inserted  I; upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  ll articles of m^rit will be advertised in these columns and the  I interests of ^readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Another instance of the  positive danger  of  allowing men to carry fire  arms  was afforded  near Knskonook last wreek.     As is usually the  case daring railway construction, a lot of very  doubtful   characters   flock   into   the   countrv,  not   with   the intention  of. settliug here,  but  simply to stay as long as work lasts   and then  clear out   to  some  other scene  of operation.  ���These men   are   of all nationalities,-   aud   although an effort was  made  when   the Crow's  Nest   Pass charter   was   granted to have the  work carried on by Canadians or other British  subjects, it has of necessity become  inoperative.    This  is   particularly   so in    the   more  westerly sections  of the road.     For instance,  in aud around this branch of the work the majority of the   laborers appear  to  be  Italians,  Swedes or  roaming Americans���tellows who  have   toughed  it   and  roughed   it  in   almost  every state in the  union.     There seems to be  a general impression among the  navvies that  it is essential to their  safety  that  they carry  revolvers.     On the slightest provocation,  the  g-un is taken from the hip pocket, and the man  who gets the   " drop "   on  his antagonist   attributes his safety to the fact that he carried a  gun.    The unfortunate man Davis., who was  executed here last mouth, would be  alive today had he not had  a revolver.     His victim  would also be in the land of the living.    The  murderer's only plea was that  O'Connor put  his hand to his   hip   pocket.     This may  not  have been the case,   but it  goes  to  prove the  prevalence of the impression   that   every  man  carries   a . gun,    and    is     anxious     to    use  it.    Only  last week   another shooting affra}'  was  reported from   the  same   locality.    The  particulars were fully given   in  The   Economist.    The   railway contractors,  for   reasons  best  known   to themselves, appear to group  their men according to nationality. In : this  particular instance the gang ��� was composed of  Italians,   with   a   Britisher   as   overseer.     He  i had occasion to discharge one of the men, and  for so doing incurred the displeasure of; the  whole lot. The discharged man deliberately  picked a quarrel with Cline, confident of the  support of the   rest of the   gang,  and,   as   is  '..usual, produced his revolver and used it^ intending to kill. In the struggle Cline managed to get hold of the weapon, and to this  fact he owes his life. He fired at his bloodthirsty assailants, lodging two bullets in the  head of one and one shot in the hip of the  other. He then escaped, but shortly afterward it was discovered that the infuriated  crowd of Italians were in pursuit of him. We  are not aware that these men were searched,  but venture to say that had they been, every  man would have been found armed with a  knife and a revolver. It is a punishable offence to carry a concealed weapon, but sufficient care is not exercised to enforce the law  in this particular, especially in the camps  along the line of railwiy construction. If  something be not done and done promptly, to  disarm these men, fatal shooting scrapes will  be of eve'n^day occurrence. There is no reason why these men should be armed. The  possession of revolvers is a danger to themselves and a danger to the community.  A child pushing a wagon drawn by horses  sometimes imagines that it is doing the work,  says the ELimloops Standard. " Mr. Kidd  (after Mr. McBride, ofEburne, had done the  hard work) pushed forward a scheme for providing cheap money to farmers of the security  of the government, which, luckily,, the government rejected. The government have  brought 'iu a bill to enable the fanners to borrow the money for themselves, and so avoid  concentrating the power in the government,  exactly opposed to Mr. Kidd's idea, but his  friends think he alone did it."  In most well established cities a recognized  custom prevails to have one day  in   the week  observed as a half holida}', at least during the  summer months.     In  the rusli   and  bustle of  the ordinary new  western  town   a   holida}1' is  never   thought   of,  nor,   indeed,   are   regular  business hours established���as long as there is  business to be done the stores remain open to  do it.     "All work and no play makes Jack a  dull boy."    Long hours   and hard work  will  soon tell on the most  robust constitution, and  sap the energies of the   most  willing   worker.  It is not so very long ago  since twelve hours  was considered a  reasonable day's   work, but  those were the days when competition was not  keen,   when  machinery  and  labor-saving devices   were   not   of   general   application,   and  when   men  could afford to take things easy.  Vi^hen, however, the struggle for existence became sharper, when the pace   had   to   be   materially increased to keep in   the  race  of progress, it  was  discovered that the twelve hour  working day could not be maintained.     Then  it   wTas  reduced to eleveny to ten, to nine, and  now an   effort is  being  made to still further  curtail the number of working hours.     Experience   has   shown   that a   man    steadily   employed can accomplish as much in  nine hours  as he would in ten or eleven.     Nine hours per  day, and six working days per week  is about  as< much   as   the    ordinary   constitution    can  stand,    it has been found, too, that  a  weekly  half   holiday   is    conducive    to   .the    health,  strength aud energy necessary to a successful  business man.     We do not argue that is is necessary, but maintain that  wherever the rule  has   been  applied  it has   proved satisfactory.  In the cities of the coast Saturday afternoon is  very generally observed as a half-holiday, and  this observance gives an incentive to business.  It allows of   healthy  outdoor   recreation,  encourages excursions to the cities, promotes the  popular   outdoor   games,   and  improves business   all   round.     We  observe   with   pleasure  that the Kamloops Board of Trade have taken  the matter in hand, and that the merchants of  that city are arranging for a weekly half holiday.     What is to prevent the business men of  Nelson    following    suit?    The   example    has  been set by Mr. H. B.   Thomson,   manager of  the Turner Beeton  Co.   here, Who   announces  that from the first of this month the establishment will be closed atone o'clock every Saturday.     When a busy firm such as this can close  its doors on Saturday afternoon,   surely  there  is no reason why others should keep open.    If  Saturday be not convenient for all, some other  afternoon    might   be    agreed    upon.       Come  along, gentlemen, with your early  closing announcements.  The Klondvke boom is bursting. The in-  evitable is happening sooner than was expected. Recent arrivals from the land of snow  and sorrow report that men are rushing out as  fast as they are rushing in, and that not one  per cent, of those leaving are taking with  them anything more valuable than bitter experience and broken d)\vn constitutions. The  tales of woe told by these men are sufficient lo  deter any but the stoutest hearts from venturing in. However, those now starting for the  Yukon may profit by the experience of those  leaving the country.      They   are   not likely,  ^Mm^M^Mm^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  for instance, to fall victims to  the confidence  tricksters who, from all accounts,   compose a  a large percentage of the population.     Passengers by the Nihg  Chow,  recently   arrived .in  Victoria,   report the  loss  of  a   good   deal   of  money in Wrangel.      One device used by the  confidence workers was to send agents wearing  Odd Fellows badges on the steamers.      These  steerers   took    unsuspecting   members   of the  order to a j oiiit   which bore the sign :   "T. O.  O.F. headquarters."    There the visitors were  robbed by trick  or violence,   as   the   occasion  required.   One of the bunco men's institutions  at Wrangel is a bogus telegraph  office.      One  of the passengers on the steamer reports a' plot  to rob all the, gold stored at Dawson ^pity.   He  says he was forced into a  band  of  desperados  calling themselves  "the  raiders,''   and   their  plot was to go to Dawson, and at  the  dead of  nisrht, when no one save the watchmen   were  at the stores, break open the doors,  blow   the  safes and  steal the   gold.       Fast dog   teams,  would be waiting and flight would be made to  some coast point.     Robbery and murder is an  even-hour occurrence, and  in   the   American  territory the military are  vainly  endeavoring  to preserve order.  It is reported from Ottawa that the supporters of the Kettle River railway bill have  abandoned all idea of getting the measure  through this session, and will not press it  further. Mr. Corbin, however, announces  his intention of building into the Boundary  country. His road will be constructed along  the international boundary, but on the American side. To this there will be no objection. There is no reason why _ Mr. Corbin  should not get control of the Colville reservation trade ; the people of British Columbia do  not expect it and are not looking for it ; but  what they do object to is that 'in addition to  the ores of the reservation Mr. Corbin should,  have the ores of the rich mineral belt on this  side of the border. We should like to keep  these and treat them ourselves, it would be so  much more advantageous to the trade and  commerce of our Oyvn country, you know, Mr.  Corbin.  It is not always easy for a married man to  keep his hair on, but the difficulty became insuperable, according to a New York paper, in  the case of a citizen named Richardson, who  is respondent in a divorce suit. Part of his  defence consists in the production of two  photographs, one before matrimony with long-  flowing hair, the other after some years of  married life, without any hair whatever. He  says his wife pulled his hair all out. Au interesting feature of the matter is that since his  plea was filed he has been pestered by representatives of baldness cures, who offer to restore his hair. They say that when a married  man moults he can be cured more easily than  if the baldness were d(ue to disease, as even  the most expert wife ' generally leaves some  roots which can be made to sprout again.  Cooper,  died   in   Teetzel's drug   store   under  most peculiar circumstances.       The man was  observed by Constable  Thompson  wandering  about town, and evidently   suffering   keenly.  The constable endeavored to   find   but   what  was   wrong,  whereupon   Cooper,   who   could  not  speak,   opened   his   mouth,    revealing a  much   swollen  and   bleeding   tongue.,,    The  constable took the sufferer   to the  drug   store  with the object of getting   him   something to  relieve his pain, and as the case was  found to  be   a   serious   one,    he hastened   for medical  assistance.      When he returned a few miuutes  afterwards Cooper was dead.     An inquest was  .held on the body,   and  the  evidence  went   to  show    that   the   deceased     had   deliberately  pricked his tongue with the blade   of  a   pen  knife, and had kept the wound open by prying  it=with a toothpick.      The  tongue and glands  were so badly swollen   as to cause   asphyxiation.      Had nothing been known of the man's  past history it would be   difficult   to   account  for this   extraordinary < self-infliction.       The  object evidently was to qualify for admission  to the hospital.     He had been in hospital here  before,  suffering  from a self-inflicted wound,  and also in New Denver, where he deliberately  struck   hirnself  on the leg   with   a   hammer.  The  man  was much addicted  to  drink,  and  seemed to have an aversion to work.  Last -.week we called .attention-, to a proposed  arrangement between the Anglo-Continental  Public Works Co., of Loudon, Eng., and the  City Council of Vancouver, for the building  and operating of a saielter in the Terminal  City. It has since been announced that the  compaii3'-'s offer has been accepted, so that at  last Vancouver is to have a smelter. It is  stipulated that the city shall give the company  a bonus of 50 cents per ton on ore treated not  exceeding 36,000 tons in any one year, in return for which the company is to give the city  ��"50,000 iu preference 10 per cent shares. It  has been figured out that the works will yield  a profit of ,��39,000 a year, paying all interest  on debentures and preference shares, and leaving ��"31,000 for the shareholders, so that the.  city would get ��"2,000 interest more than the  bonus it would pay. If the calculation be  well founded the investment is no doubt a  good one. The capacity of the smelter is to  be 350 tons per day. It does, however, look  a little bit " fish_y " that the company should  be prepared to pay the city $31,000 per annum  for even exclusive rights.  An extraordinar}' case  occurred  in  Nelson  on Friday last.      A painter, known as George  Mr. E. Mohun, the sanitary engineer sent  up by the provincial government to investigate the troubled question of sewerage disposal,  has been over the ground, and although he  will not, of course, make known the result of  his investigations, it is understood that he favors the present sj'stem of emptying into the  lake, the outlet to be made further west than  at present, and carried out into deep water.  The Provincial Board of Health, it will be remembered, positive^ refused to sanction the  emptying of sewerage matter into the lake, on  the ground that it would pollute the water and  be dangerous to public  health.      In  their ef  forts to keep the fresh waters of the country  free from contamination, the board is entitled  to every assistance, but it is possible to oyer-:  step the safety mark, as in the present instance. The sewerage of Nelson would be to  such a body of water as Kootenay lake What a  grain of powder would be to a magazine, or a  particle of sand to the sea shore. We await  with confidence the official report of Mr. Mohun, who is a well-known sanitary engineer  and a man of common sense.  At  a   public   meeting  in  Rossland a   very  vigorous  protest  was  made against the redistribution bill.     A respectful and somewhat argumentative   resolution   was   offered   by    Dr.  Bowes, calling upon the government to give a  more liberal representation to the Trail Creek  district; then the Trades   and   Labor Council  offered an   amendment  which   was   practically  the same as the doctor's resolution, but in  the  opinion   of  Mr.   Bogle the language used was  not strong enough���it did not hit the government .with sufficient force.     Mr. Bogle wras not  disposed to t4 ask "anything from the government, but would " demand" fuller representation.     And   they    demanded.     If   the   claims  put forth by every constituency to fuller representation were to be  conceded, the legislative  hall at Victoria would require   to be enlarged  considerably so as to afford accommodation for  all   the   representatives   sent down.     It is not  tire   quantity   sent   to   Victoria   that   carries  weight, but the quality, and if the constituencies now protesting against  the . redistribution  bill, as submitted, would but send good business   men   to represent  them  instead of men  who   obstruct   business,  the  result would be  more   satisfactory.       That   everlasting cry  of  '���more, more" is -s selfish as   it is unreasonable.    The government have shown every disposition to meet the wishes of the people of the  country as  a   whole,   and if all the claims  of  every particular district cannot  be satisfied it  is because it is not in the interests of the  province at large that they should be.  The bill  incorporating   the   Victoria,   Van:  couver & Eastern Railway Co. has passed the  railway committee at Ottawa,   nnd no  opposition is anticipated from the Commons or Senate.     The line will give direct   communication  between the cities of the coast and fhe Columbia river, and will open up vast tracts of country rich in mineral and agricultural possibilities.     Construction   work   wall   commence   as  soon as the measure receives the necessary approval, and this, with the other railways now  being built and in  contemplation,   will ensure  the speedy development  of the sections traversed.     The great drawback to British Columbia   in   the   past has been the lack of railway  facilities,  and now  that these are being  provided we may confidently look forward to  a  period of great prosperity.      The V., V. & E.  will be an all-Canadian line, and as a commercial undertaking its success is assured.  The Songhees Indian reserve has long been  an eye-sore to Victorians, and periodically  public indignation is worked up to  the   point  ;yirtl..Jiy<i+&,', &!fflfif!tG!&V^?%'!!3f T**P���g"  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  of vociferous protest. The reserve is practically in the heart of the city, and although a  j/ery valuable tract of land, is worse than  'waste in its present condition. There only  |: remain a couple of dozen representatives of a  j'once powerful and numerous tribe, and the  very proximity of these poor creatures���  I: diseased and dilapidated���to the big white  ^community is thf-'t which tends to their extermination: Far better would it be for the few  jSonghees themselves to be removed to more  [I congenial quarters. And while the, change  1 ought to be made in charity to the Indians  | themselves, it would be one by which the  [, capital would be materially benefitted. The  [;. subject was yet again threshed out at a public  f: meeting at Victoria last week, when a resolu-  | tion was adopted calling upon the provincial  '/government to persevere in maintaining the  |.j provincial right to the reversionary interest in  the   reserve,    which   is   really the   point   in  Ldispute.  The steamship Amur,   which arrived in Victoria last week from the north had 62  head of  cattle   on   board,   which  were   brought   back  from Skaguay, there being no market for them  there.     The animals are said to   be   in   very  poor condition   on landing at  Victoria, which  was attributed to the long sea voyage and the  other hardships they experienced.   " Dressed,"  as the butchers call   it, they   would   not fetch  much, as there was little to dress save their  hides and horns.     Nevertheless, if beef is such  a rare commodity as we are led to believe it is  in the gold fields of the   north, one would imagine that even hide soup or horn jelly wTould  be considered a luxury which   gold   nuggets  would buy.     Perhaps it is that the Yukoners  have   cultivated  a   decided   taste   for   canned  goods, and have a   prejudice against   the raw  material.    Such    prejudices   do   exist.     The  London   street Arab   who was taken up and  placed in  a charitable institution,  was accustomed to have his milk served out to him from  a   nice  clean  pail.     When  transferred to the  institute's   farm   his   aversion   to   milk    was  marked.     "In   the   school," he   informed an  inspector, ''we used to get our  milk out of a  nice clean pail ;  here it   is   squeezed  out of a  dirty old cow."  A petition was adopted by the  City Council  yesterday,  extending the fire limits so as to  include  block   69   and   also    block   4.     Why  these two blocks should be singled oui while  some of the adjoining property is not within  the fire limits,  needs some little explanation.  A rumor has been going the rounds for some  days past that that ever-growing Chinese element   in the city   had their almond   eyes on  this particular section, and that  arrangements  were about complete by which they were  to  get possession of it.     It is sidd that they are to  be routed from their present stronghold at the  north-west quarter.     If all  this  be  true���and  we do not vouch for the accuracy of the report  ���the people of the east end are fully justified  in making a very vigorous protest and in taking every possible precaution to keep the pigtails from  settling in  their midst.     It is bid  enough to be obliged to  tolerate the ^r"se*-ce  of Chinamen in a civilized  community,  but it  is worse if the fellows are permitted to run up  their filthy shacks without  any  pretension  to  sanitation   or   fire   protection.      And   this    is  what they would do on blocks 69 and 4, which  are situate on Vernon street east of Hall.    The  Chinese are a most objectionable class���a class  which should be discouraged  b37 every legitimate   means.      Their   numbers    are    rapidly  increasing   in   Nelson,   to the detriment   and  danger  of  the white  population.    Wherever  they congregate they make their presence felt  and   their   evil   influence  glaringly apparent.  The   fellows   should be shunned as a plague,  and, since wTe must tolerate them, as   the laws  of the Dominion at present  stand,  let  us  isolate them as far as  possible.     If they can be  driven   outside  the   city limits,  so much the  better, but if we  must  have  them  within let  them not be allow-ed to squat in the very heart  of the city,  to  breed  disease,  immorality and  vice.       British   Columbia,   just    at    present,  appears   to   be   the   only   available   dumping  ground   for   these   coolies.     Other   countries  have suffered1 so seriously from the  pest  that  they now exclude them.     Ere it be too late an  effort should be ma.de to keep them from gaining  a stronger  hold   than  they now unfortunately have on Nelson.    To   make them live  according to the ordinan7 rules  of civilization  is a step in the right direction, and one means  of accomplishing this is to oblige them to build  proper houses.      ���  It is difficult to deal with foreign subjects in  a country at war with that from which they  hail. In the southern states of the Union  there are thousands of Spaniards, whose S3^m-  pathies will doubtless be with their own people  in the struggle now7 waging, and trouble is in  consequence feared. President McKinley, it  is stated, has in course of preparation a proclamation fixing the status of Spanish subjects in  his country. The proclamation wall make it  known that such subjects who are under suspicion and believed to be aiding Spain will be  transported. It will announce stringent  measures to be taken to prevent their hindering a speedy and successful conduct of the war  against the kingdom of Spain. y  A numerously signed petition was presented  to the City Council yesterday, advocating  the  extension   of  the   sewerage   and   waterworks  systems, the providing of a   decent   cemetery  and the acquiring of the Electric Light  Company's franchise.      The programme is a good  one, and one that cannot be carried out without incurring considerable expense.      It must  be a source of satisfaction to the council, who  have had these very projects under consideration, to know that they have the   hearty  support of the ratepayers.       Nelson   is a rapidly  growing city, and unless its natural growth is  to be retarded, it will be necessary  to   accomplish the work outlined by  the   petitioners  in  this instance.     The waterworks and sewerage  S3rstems can be more cheapl37 extended at this  time, when the grades of the  streets are being  regulated, new thoroughfares opening up and  building   operations   in   full  swing    in   every  quarter.     That a proper cemetery be provided  is absolutely necessary.       This is a subject to  whicH we   have   repeatedly   called  attention,  and while much has been done to improve the  present burial ground,   it  is   evident   that  its  evident that its situation   is   not   the   correct  one, tnat a   far   more  extensive   plot  will be  .required,    and   that   the   cemetery   must  be  under the eontrol of some /responsible  and representative bod3A      As to acquiring the franchise of the electric light company, this would  be   a very   desirable   move,  although   not   a  necessary7 one.       But   to   carry out   the   programme laid down '.will involve   considerable  expenditure.      In  this particular it would be  well to take the cue from  the   provincial government, and when it is found that   these   improvements are   necessary7,   and  that   circumstances justify7- the expenditure, if there be not  money7 on hand wherewith   to   do   the   work,  borrow it.     The credit of the city is good, the  people are willing to assume the expense, and  anxious that the  work  they   call  for   be   executed with as little delay7 as   possible.      Had  the provincial government waited  for  the   revenue to come in  before   undertaking   necessary7 public works, the   province  would  today  be one of the most backward,  instead   of as,it  is One of the most progressive in the dominion.  If this policy be sound in the case of the province, it is equally sound in the case of the city  of   Nelson.       B37-laws"-will be   submitted   to  authorize the necessar3r expenditure and   will  no doubt be carried.  The Kootenaiau now appears as a daily-  paper, and a very creditable sheet it is. The  telegraphic service is first-class, and we wish  Bro. King every success in his enterprising  undertaking. It seems to us, however, that  Kaslo is not in a position to support two  dailies, and the survival of the fittest is a  point that will soon be decided. One of our  local contemporaries promises to suppty that  "long-felt want" by issuing daily, but-���that  depends. If Kaslo can support two dailies,  Nelson ought to be able to endure one. As  yet we have not completed our arrangements  to bring The Economist out every morning  to supply the whetted appetite for news. As  soon as we are ready the fact will be duly  announced. ^  The   war  between   the   United   States and  Spain is no longer a war of words.     The first  great battle has been fought  off Manilla,   and  resulted in the destruction of the Spanish fleet  ���according   to  report.     A  great  deal  of the  war news, however, bears the evident stamp of  emanating from prejudiced sources, audit is to  be feared that the enthusiasm of our American  cousins has a tendeuc3' to  misrepresentation���  spreadeagleism.       The    Spaniards,   however,  are   given   the   credit of putting   up   a   good  fieri" t, and went down   wiih   their   dismantled  ships rather than be captured.       A   telegram  reached this office 3-esterda37 stating   that   tlie  Stars ancl Stripes were  floating over   Manilla.  Public s\Tmpath3r at this side of the line is undoubtedly in favor of America,   and but   little  S37mpatli3r    is    felt    for Spain   in   her hour  of  trouble.     The engagements which have taken  place    demonstrate   practically7    the    terrible  destructiveness of the modern   implements   of  war, and should there be  many7 more  similar  encounters the present war  will   doubtless   be  sharp and decisive.  ftg��  ��*at��St THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  " DESTINY"  BROWN.  ... " Pestin y " Brow ft wasvvhat his f riends  called him, but the registrar-general had not  been able to think of anything more novel  than    Theophius,     and    he   signed    himself  "Theoph."  Theoph, or Destiny7, lived with '> two   weird  sisters in a small, gregarious  house  off   High  street, Peckham.       He issued���that is to say7,  from it at 9 o'clock  on   week   day7   mornings  and at 10 on Sunda37s ;���  to it  he returned dayr  by  day at supper  time   bearing   his   sheaves  with him in  the  form of chop   or   mackerel.  Exactly at 9:30  by7 the  little   German   clock,  whose short hand:was consistently a   quarter  of an hour in front of its long  one,   he -would  mix himself a little glass of tepid grog.   When  the long  hand  pointed to   10   and   the   short  hand.to a quarter past, Destiny7 blew   out his  candle and resigned himself to the  embrace of  the darkness.     y  For the   modest   remuneration   of  ��20 per  annum he sang every7 Sunday morning .in the  gallen7 of a neighboring Catholic church.    Of  the congregation  .none   but-' his   sisters   were  aware of having seen him at any time, and so  far as he was present to their thoughts he was  of heroic stature and herculean proportions,  a  redoubtable Apollo ;  whereas,  iu   fact,   those  thunderous notes shook the little fragile form  touts foundations ; its calves quivered and the  blue-gray hands trembled' as   they   turned the  leaves.  There had been a   time .when   Theoph  was  no more than five  and thirt37,   and  when  the  lingerers   of  his   earl37 friends    had    not   yet  ceased bv   fits   and   starts   to exhort  him   to  come   out,"  to   "do things"   to  taKe   a  line," to " make a move."  "'My dear fellow," . Wilkins used to sa37  through the smoke as they sat puffing (Wilkins was sub-editor of an evening paper). " I  want yrou���now I really mean it���-to do some-  thinsr. It is o-ettingr serious. Here are vou, a  man of ability far beyond mine, for example,  with ten times m37 education, and 37ou are  doiner nothing with it. You let the chances  slip by7 ; man after man pushes you aside.  That is what the}'- do," he would repeat rhetor ically7���" push you aside and mount on 37our  shoulders, up the ladder, out of sight and  away." Whereupon the speaker would-  pause for a reply.  " I know," Brown would rephy crossing  his puny legs and smoking thoughtfully7,  while his sincere little gray ey7es searched the  fire. " It seems rather futile, doesn't it? But  if you knew���however, I am patient; I can  wait. The hour will come, the opportunity  and the prize. There will come a knock at  the door," he went dreamily on, "and the  destiny will be ihere, the clear lady, bearing  it iu her hand. I am waiting for her rat-a-  tat at the door./  " Bosh !  Destiny be Mowed !    A  man is his  own  destiny."  But Theoph  only7   murmured   rhythmically-  to himsellf iu his ponderous dulcet bass :  " With a rat-a-tat-tat at the door."  The two weird sisters, in proportion as they  regretted the  passing  of their   own   innocent  hopes with the creeping . years, 'grew more  pressingly anxious, dear souls, for Theoph's  happiness. y  ���'���. "It is time, Theoph," they7 would say  shyly and'"confidentially j " it really is time  y-ou should think of settling. With your voice  and appearance " (they had never recovered  from their girlish astonishment that their own  flesh and blood should have put forth so bushy  a mustache) "with your accomplishment and  appearance"���  But Theoph would cut  them   short   with a  tremulus wave of his blue gray7 hand.  "Yes, -my'dears,  but one   must   not   hustle  destiny7.     In her own time/my dears, she will  ���tap'with her fingers at the door, and   the door  will be opened and I shall go with" her.      One  must be patient my ������.dears.'"'  Hicks was pursuaded of the perfectability of  the race.   " Come," he would say-in his breezy  way, '' to our Battersea settlement.   ; Help us  to si:read the light....    Now, I am a man without half your ability.     Do I content myself by  earning a bare   subsistence by7   some nameless  drudgery ?       No.:  I do the work I find to my7  hand ;T do it with,.my might.       I lectureyon;���������;  the higher criticism to a class of 'bus   conductors.     I spread the light.       Come   and spread  thelight."  Gentle thunder was understood to expostulate that it was not-conscious of any-particular  light that it might spread unless perhaps it  were th.it one must hot be too....strenuous in  forcing the hand of destiny.  '' Hang destiny !  A man of your ability "���  The   thunder  opined   that   it   did   not   run  much to ability7.  " You are an ass!" said Hicks iu a friendly  huff.  "I have always feared it," replied the  little mm tneekly, while his candid eyes  peered pathetically at his monitor. "But if  one is not content-to wait for destiny and just  to stand ready7 to open to her when she knocks  and to go with her the.way she points���well,"  he concluded weakly, " there you are."  The years went by7. Hicks was high iu the  India office, and, since he now rode alwa37s in  hansoms, left the bus conductors to perfect  themselves in the methods and results of the  higher criticism. Wilkins was editing a London daily and stirring up with his pungent  quill a brave turmoil in the far east. That  was his line. The weird sisters had grown  more sear.   .  Theoph still walked patiently the same  obscure path, but he walked more slowly7.  He might be said to have walked heavily if  the adverb fitted with one's notion of seven  stone five. His voice was giving out, too,  and his hands and the calves of his little legs  trembled painfully while he sang his solo.  But his gray eyes still watched the door and  his ears listened more anxiously y7et still with  confidence, for that tardy7 knock.  At last the day7 came when Theoph found  himself unable to rise and proceed to that  nameless toil of his, and he lay7 in his slender  bed very7 still, while the weird sisters watched  him tearfully7. Nerve after nerve dropped out  of touch with the world outside,   and   an inef  fable rest was enwrapping the nervous little  body upon which the last unction had spent  its grace. But the patient eyes beneath the  gathering film still expected, and in its palor  the face looked more elert than usual, so that  the weird sisters as they watched forgot to  grieve.  They were startled suddenly by7 a change.  The face grew fervid ; the eyes" strained towards the door, shone with- an eagerness .of  attention-"; the head was almost lifted from the  pillow. They7 saw the lips move, and leaned  down to catch the words.    They7 sounded like,  " Rat-tat-tat���-door." The sisters understood  that he would have them open it.  Then he fell back again, ^rid his eyes were  faint with joy. And as the lady bearing her  gifts had come for him he gave her his hand  and went.  COLORING PHOTOGRAPHS.  If you want'to.produce nicely-colored photographs without possessing any7 technical  education in drawing or painting here is all,  says"a'German paper, you have got to do :  "The photograph to be colored must not be  mounted on cardboard.     It is held against the  window   pane,   so    that   the. albumen   layer  touches the glass.      This   transparent photo-.  ,graph is then patched on the back with a lead:  pencil, sketching  the plainly-visible, outlines  of the different parts which are  to  be painted  with different colors.      Then lay the albumen  side of the   photAgraph   upon   a   blotter   and  simply apply the desired colors on the back of  the picture into the sketched contours,   which  will hardly7 require much  skill.       After   that,  prepare a mixture  of ten   parts   benzine   and  one part vaseline, which put   over  the  photograph, rubbing it thoroughly7 into   the   paper  with the finger.     After first the back and then  the face of the  picture   have   been   treated   in  this manner, it has become transparent and  may7 be dried with a cloth after one or two  hours and mounted on cardboard. The  colors ippear distinctly and are well visible.  Lady Aberdeen recently spoke on Old Celtic  Legends at Ottawa, and from the  pleasure the  mere reading of the address affords, the joy\s of  listening to it may7 be conceived.   As a samp"e  of her ladyship's style, we give  the   following  extract : Inisfale the Fair���the isle of fate,  sought for of old by all the adventurous spirits  who were impelled to penetrate bey7ond the  known limits of the world. Erin, the isle of  heroes, of saints and scholars, the land of the  harper and the bard, tiie land where the voice  of nature reigns supreme, the home of music  and art ancl learning during long centuries  when'Europe was plunged in darkness. Is it  not, has it not ever been under the spell of the  magician ? Go ask her cromlechs and cairns  and battlefields of the clays of the past ; go  search in the libraries and academies of the old  world for the unsurpassed illuminations and  manuscripts, for the finely7 wrought ornaments  of chased metals ancl precious stones ; go spell  out the inscriptions on the ancient monuments;  go live with her people and trace the connection of modern folklore with the days when  kings and chieftains were as demigods, and  who still haunt the land���by every7 path they7  gather, by7 every7 old thorn tree they7 may^ be  found. These still are representative of that  Sfreat and noble race.  MSM^m^mwmmswsimi^mmmimmimvmmmiBsiaiBimi  Los  A* THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's AlIvEy, May7 i.  De^R'Tim���Ye didii't.getme letter last wreek  for them chaps over at The: Economist offis  towld me they wor too busy hanging Davis or  Sullivan or whoever he was to be bothered wid  meself. That's up soort ov traitment to giv a  constant subscriber. A  "   Begorra, Tim,   when I miss a   week widout  , writing to ye tis meself gets lost entoirely7.      I  believe I wasii't well the last time I wrote  1 >e-  kase ov them spring poets what   waited   upon  meself axing me to become   president ov their  klub.     Spring poets are loike spring chickens  ���very7 tinder, only that they're not kilt off as  quick as the chickens.     But loike the chickens  they get sinse as' they grow owlcier,  an' settle  down to business.     They wanted meself to lend  thim me name an'   influence to   start a poetry  club, but I towld Lhim it   'id be fitter   for thim  to join a baseball club, for they'd have a better  chance ov becoming umpires than poets.     An'  So they -would, Tim. Won ov thim had a spring  poem   on   the7 chap  what   was hung  that  rein oinded meself ov the owld come-all-ye,  His name waA Paddy Murphy, and his age was--fifty-four,  For the murder of O'Reilly he was doomed to live no more,  He only took a hatchet and struck him .on tlie Head,  He bawled. Amelia murder, and they told him he was dead.  We had a beautiful dance at the Club last  week, wid the Larry Q'N.eiil orkaster discoor-  sing the music. Meself footed, it in grate stoyde  but I missed the step-dancing that we used to  have in o ,vid Ireland. Meself gets tired ov ���  waat they calls the round an' square dances,  aii' 'd loike to hear the fioore spake now au'  agin under the heel an' toe ov a good step-  dancer. But it was a grate uoight we had entoirely7, Tim. They7 called it a club dance, but  sorra a club meself seen there at all at all.  A mil .11.1/ fo:_fec hi > r-jl itions  Or even tno date lie was b^ru,  'Give a text from .St. Lake ars UaLatLans  At Church on a bright Sunday mora,  He may bj mistaken Mx>ut midnight  And miss a few hours in a glance.  There's one point on which he'll be all right,  The date that the Club ga��-e the clauee.  A lady may care not for fashion c  Nor note what her neighbor may wear,  May despise the young swain with the dash on  But still she may like to be there ;  She will not resent being invited,  Or view the sweet card quite askance,  But herself she'd consider as slighted  If not there when the club gave the dance.  The Lacrosse Club gave a dance, too, the  other night, an' ov coorse meself wras there. It  put meself in a quare pickel, did the same hop.  All the ladies were after meself to bring thim,  an'complaining that a lot ov the boys wor going alone'. I towld thim that the only7 way to  get even wid thim soort ov chaps was not to  dance wid thim. If meself had the running ov  a dance I'd charge 10 dollars to every7 chap  that 'd come widout a partner, an' make thim  bring a dressed-up broomstick wid thim for  the grand march, so that every girl 'd know  who the broomhandle men are. When the  ladies wor axing me to take thim I couldn't  say no, so I said yis to every won of thim. I  suppos they were comparing notes, for won ov  them axed me the day before the ball who I  was going to take besoides herself. I towld  her that there wor seven other yung ladies on  the list. "An' how are ye going to pick 'em  all up ?" says she.       " The procession 'ill be  formed at yer own house,'' says I, " an' from  there we mo.rcli to the ball room.'' / '' Eight  yung ladies !'' says she, "an' yerself the only  mimber ov the masculine pursuasion !'' " I'nl  afeerd that's what its come to,'' -says I, "tho'  there's no war on wid Nelson to call the men  away.''' Well, Tim, the ladies decoided among  themselves that I did me duty^ loike a man, an'  only7 three ov thim come wid me.  If I was a man fond of parties,  I'd ne'er be found going alone,  And depending on others for partners,  , I'd always bring one pf my own. "  ��� If I-was'a lady in Nelson  When they're giving.a grand social ball,  Tliere would only be two in my party  ;    Or I wouldn't be at it at all. t  Here it is May Day, Tim,  an'   meself away  up in the mountains ov British Columbia three  thousand miles nearer heaven   than evir I expected to be widout a " wrake," an' not a daisy  in the country to kock me toes   up to should I  be called away7 to join the great   family circle  ov the Finns in Kingdom-come ;  an' ye chaps  in owld Ireland sniffing the   loerfumes   ov the  primroses   or curling the smoke ov yer dhu-:  deens among the lovely7,  scented blossoms  ov  the hawthorn bushes, while the lark above is  leading the wooded   songsters in the carol ov  praise,       How I envy   ye,c'Tim !       I  winder  what soort  ov a May Day is   poor Con Casey  having way up  at the  Klondyke.       The  last  letter I had from him he was   saying" Jhe'd far  rother be living on   praties an'   point in owid  Irelank that on nuggets ov goold in the Yukon  country.      Con tells me that they're dying off  purty fast up there, an' that they're getting so  use tout now that they nevir drame ov howl cling a wake, or a funeral either for that matter.  He towdd me that he met a cousin   o/ his own  up there���won Dinny Leary^.       Con   was in  a  music hall, an' a quare chap that   said he travelled the world over got up to tell his expair-  ance, an' he sung a song,  My name it is Dinny O'Leary,  I come from the town Donegal,  A lot queer places I've been in,  But this Klondyke of yours beats them all,  Where you're sixty-eight points below frezo,  And fed upon visions of gold/  That grub is not very sustaining  Although the reverse you'll be told.  My blood and my marrow their freezing,  And icicles course through my veins,  And when I but speak of a failure  I'm told that my loss is my gains,  That a fellow must buy his experience,  And its here very cheap at the price,  You leave a fair world of comfort  For visions ov gold, snow and ice.  Con found out that'he was his cousin Dinny7  all roight,   so   here's to the   pair ov   thim   a A  yerself till next week,  Larry Finn.  PROHIBITION  The announcement that   a plebiscite will  be  taken at au early7 date on   the question   of prohibition is so important that no time should be  lost iu preparing for the battle.       It   is one of  these questions in which extremes meet.     The  prohibitionists are a very strong party^ throughout the dominion,   as has been   proved  by7 the  fact that wherever the issue   has  been   raised  they7 have carried their point.      It is said that  they7 look upon British   Columbia as the weak  spot in the campaign :  prohibition has  never  been tested here, and fiom the loose manner in  w7hich the liquor laws, such as they are,  have  been   administered   in this western  province,  there is reason to suppose that public sentiment  favors the liquor traffic.     Prohibition is a subject 011 which a great deal can be said pro. and  con.     Several attempts have been made to prohibit the manufacture and sale of liquor, but I  have yet to learn of an instance in   which  the  experiment was successful.   , Why.-is this ?'    It  can scarcely7 be said   that   where   'prohibitory  laws have been   adopted an  honest  effort has  not been made on the part of the legislators to  enforce them.   But they failed, and in the vain  attempt to enforce   the law   the   demand-on  the public treasury7 has been greater than under  ordinary circumstances it would have been.   It  seems to me that if the liquor laws as they now  exist were rigidly enforced;   much   more good  would be accomplished than by attempting to  prohibit the sale  and manufacture  of liquor.  Man is a stubborn sort of animal,   and is sure  to rebel if force   is used to compel   him   doing  that which he considers he has a perfect right  to do.     If a hardworking son of toil eujoys his  glass of beer, there is no logical reason why he  should be deprived   of.it. because some worthless loafer drinks to drunkenness.   ���<������  I contend  that it is the vendor of spiritous liquors who is  mainly responsible, and that if greater caution  were exercised in issuing licences and insisting  that the conditions   be lived up to,   we   would  hear-less of the evils of the liquor traffic.     The  saloon keeoer who   will ply7 a man   with drink  as lono' as the   unfortunate   has   a dime in   his  Docket, ancl then throws  him out on the road-  side, is not the proper class of-person to be entrusted with a license.   When a man is brought  before a magistrate for drunkenness it is not the  poor victim that should be punished,   but   the  man who supplied  the excess   of  drink.       If  saloon  keepers were given to  understand that  they7 must prove themselves responsible beings  and that their license does not   entitle them to  make drunkards of men.   much   would be accomplished for the temperance cause.     To the  strict enforcement of such   a rule none but the  unworthy7 license holder would object, ancl this  is   the class   that must be   weeded out  of  the  business if the liquor traffic   is to be tolerated.  I think it would also   promote the temperance  cause if provision   were made for   tlie   proper  supervision of the liquors sold on iicensed premises.     It would appear as if the Adulteration  Act cl )23 not apply7   to spiritous  liquors.       In  some portions of  the dominion   whiskey7,   for  instance, must   bj at least  three years in bond  before it can be removed.       But   when   taken  out as a three-year-old article, minus a certain  proportion of fusil oil, iu is too often so highly  adulterated that   the  precaution taken,   ostensibly7 to relieve it of   the poison, is   of no avail  whatever.     If food supplies be adulterated the  vendor is held responsible ancl punished in proportion to his   offense.       Why   should   liquor  dealers be allowed to adulterate���to  use dangerous, poisonous adulterants ?     If a man pays  for whiskey7,   brandy or any7   other   liquor,   he  ought to get what he pays for, and get it pure;  if he does not it is a fraud.     Prohibition seems  to me an extreme measure.     I believe a good  liquor law, properly enforced,   would  be more  acceptable. Ti<;nto. ' r  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE CITY COUNCIL,  are recent  Hillyer ancl  A. Turner.  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  The "weekly meeting of the City7 Council was  held yesterday morning; as there was not a  quorum present on the preceding evening.  Aid. Teetzel, acting mayor, presided, and  there vvere also present Aid. Gilk'er; - Hillyer  and Whalley7.  A cheque was issued in favor of Dr. LaBau  for $300, expenses of trip to Victoria in connection with the disposal of sewerage. The  doctor favors the present s,ystem of emptying  into the lake, and has gone to the capital to  lay7 his views before the Provincial Board, of  Health and the government.  On motion of Aid. Hillyer, the mayor was  asked to communicate with the . owners of  Addition���A, with the object of securing two  lots for fire purposes.  Aid. Hillyer said there were some vigorous  kicks in. the east end as to parties .still'occupying the streets with their houses. In one  instance a brickyard w^as on the street line.  The City7 Clerk was instructed to notify.the  Chief of Police that he would be expected to  enforce the order of Council calling upon parties having houses on the street and alley7 lines  of the city to have them removed.  Aid. Hillyer suggested that a knoll on  Water street, near the hospital, be removed,  so that a sidewalk can be laid.  The suggestion was supported by7 City7  Engineer McCulloch, who said it would be a  great iinorovement. The mavor had under-  0.1.  taken to raise the level at Turner, Beetoh &  Co 's warehouse, and the earth removed from  these knolls would do it.  The mayror was authorized to purchase the  necessary7 material for the construction of  catch-basins, as recommended by the City  Eugineer.  A letter was read from Messrs. Ewart &  Carrie, architects, asking, on behalf of the  managers of the Presbyrterian Church, thr.t  they7 be permitted to deposit the earth taken'  out "in excavation on Kootenay7 street, opposite  the building.     The permission was granted.  A letter w7as read from Thomas  Todd, call-  ins:   attention   to   the   case   of a man   named  Kellog   and   his  wife,   w7ho    are    in ^destitute  circumstances    and    sick.     They  arrivals from Spokane.  The case was referred  to   Aid.  Aid. Gilker, with power to act.  A letter was received from J  calling attention to the fact that Josephine  street not being opened up, waggons are  being driven over his property7, and that it w^s  his intention to build a fence, which would  close the thoroughfare.  On motion of Aid. Hillyer, it was decided  to call for tenders for the opening up of  Josephine street to Silica.  T. C. Gamble, C. E., sent in a bill for $60,  in connection with professional services rendered as to the sewerage outlet ancl water  current.  The bill was held over until the return of  Mayor Houston, by7 whom the arrangement  w7as made with Mr. Gamble.  The City Clerk handed in his report as to  the assessment. It showed the assessed value  of the city7 to be $1,164,459.  A numerously-signed petition was handed  in, calling upon the Council to provide a suitable cemetery7, extend the water works and  sewerage systems and secure the Electric  Light Co.'s franchise.  On motion of Aid. Hillyer, it was decided to  prepare by da wrs covering the grounds of the  petition, and submit same to the ratepayers.  A petition was received in favor of extending the Fire Limits by-law, so as to include  blocks 69 and 4. ,  Aid. Hillyer undertook to introduce a by-  la w in accordance .with, the prayer of the  petition. , c ���-.'/.'-/. ��  A long discussion ensued as to street watering, resulting in favor of calling for tenders  for the work.  It was decided to extend the main sewer on  Baker street from Hall to Hendryoc, and  tenders will be called for.  A iiumber of accounts were passed, and  routine business having been disposed of, the  board adj ourned.  YMIR.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  The N. B. property7 is showing up well.  Rev. Jas. Hicks is attending district meeting at New Denver.  An addition to the force of men on the  Tamarac will be made this week.  Every7 day men are to be seen going into  the hills with pack and blankets. Prospecting  has commenced in earnest.  Mr. Dave Girobe showed me some fine samples from his claim, Chehalis, on Wild Horse  Creek, which carries galena ancl copper.  Another big deal is reported to be going  through of a well-known property7. The price  is $45,000.     Particulars will be given later.  John Dingan, a vagrant,' was given two  months hard labor by7 A. B. Buckworth, J. P.,  last week.     Ymir has no need of that class.  I understand that the Union Jack group,  owned by Messrs. Cameron and Goodlad, has  been sold to Recldin, Jackson & Co., of Rossland, for $20,000.     This is a cash transaction.  Wre are to celebrate the Queen's birthday7,  May 24th. At a meeting the other evening  Messrs. Garvin, Cameron, McKenzie and Mc-  Leod were appointed a committee to arrange  for a good programme of sports.  Leonard B. Keyrser, of Vancouver, has purchased of A. B. Docksteader the mineral  claims Cinderella and Medford, located on the  north fork of Carpenter creek, West Kootenays, the purchase price named being $2,525.  The Nelson Boating Club has been organized for the season, with the following officers:  Hon. President, Hewitt Bostock, M. P.;  president, A. H. Buchanan ; vice-presidents,  J. Roderick Robertson ancl H. J. Evans ;  secretary7-treasurer, G. C. Hodge ; captain, R.  W. Day7 ; vice-captain, E. Senkler ; committee,  Messrs. Brown, Beer and Winter.  FIRE AT NORTHPORT.  The entire business part of Northport from  the station to the bridge, with the  sole exception of Keudrick's brick store was  burned  to  the ground on Monday morning.       The blaze  started about 20 minutes past four,   in  a little  tailor shop back of Madden's saloon., and the  cause is supposed to have been  the  explosion  of a coal oil lamp.       The fire  burned back to  the bluff, and then as the  wind   was   towards  the river the course of the flames  was   turned  towards the Columbia.       Up   the   little main  street the fire raged in both directions  until it  burned itself out for lack of fuel,   and   it  was  after eight o'clock before the flames subsided.  The   lack   of   water supply   almost   annulled  any efforts to checkthe flames,   but   the   citizens did fine work in   saving   the   contents of  the business houses  and residences.       Dynamiting was resorted   to  but   did   little   good.  Hundreds of people  were  rendered   homeless,  but have secured tents   for  temporary7   homes  until they7 can rebuild.  MINING   NOTES.  A new steam pump is to be installed on the  Velvet.  Reports from the Waverley group on Sophie  mountain are to the effect that the recent  development work has uncovered some fine  looking ore. .  The Mollie Gibson, on Kokanee Creek,  shipped 20 tons of ore last week to Pueblo.  The week's shipments from this port were  valued at $3429.  A contract has been let. by the Brandon &  Golden Crown Mining company7 to sink their  main shaft from its present depth of 65 ' eet to  a depth of 150.feet.  The Deer Park Gold Mining Company7 intend continuing work on the 200 foot level  and sinking to 300 feet. There is considerable work done on the property, and the showing is good.  The Canadian Pacific Exploration Company, which is operating the Porto Rico  group, near Ymir, have secured a return of  $577 per ton on a sample of ore treated at the  Trail smelter. It is intended to install a  stamp mill on the  property7.  A rich strike is reported on the Santa Rosa,  ��*vest of Sheep Creek,   in  the   Rossland   camp.  The property- is controlled by R.   Dalby7   Mor-  kill,   of the    British    American   Corporation,  Herman Luekmann ancl J. B.   McArthur.  For twenty day7s  and   ten  hours'   smeltino-  ending   April   30th,   4734 tons of   ore    were  smelted at the Hall mines,  yielding   218   tons  of  matte containing (approximately), 92  tons  copper, 71,460  ozs. silver aud 254 ozs. gold.  It will be remembered that the Lily7 May  claim at Fort Steele was jumped owing t<d the  Company's license not ha.ving been taken out.  It now turns out that the jumper's own license  had run out when he re-located the claim and  it has been re-jumped, with the result that the  company will probably get its  property   back.  <$$  Fishing rods and nets at Thomson Stationery Co., Lt'd,  m  fe-'t-K  ^'MiBK^WiWiWM^tffi^^  SeT-J^ THE 'NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  DRY  GOODS  FRI  MENS'  FURNISHINGS  ES' a .   '  DRESS  SKIRTS  We are now showing a complete  range of  Black and colored  ���>v ; Dress Skirts in-  Plain and figured Alpacia, Nnvy7  and Black Serge, Rich Black  Brocade Silk and Wash Skirts.  Suits, in Ducks, Piques and Den-  hams. The above in all lengths,  prices $2.50 and up.  We have just received a.large stock of Men's Fancy Colored Shirts  showing a large range of.styles and patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering  at  reduced prices.  LATEST STYLES  IN,HEN'S HATS..  SPRING AND BUSINESS, SUl  GKWEAR and linen collars  LADIES'  SHIRT  New novelties in Ladies' Shirtwaists, sizes 32 to 40, in the latest Organies, Grenadines and  Lappett Muslins. Prices from  59,cents upwards.  iesJ    Parasols,  Spring  Capes and Jackets.  THE REDISTRIBUTION BILL.  A (Special Telegram.)...  Victoria, May 4���An amendment to the  Redistribution Bill by I-Ion. Mr. Eberts gives  Kootenay another member, making 38 members in all. The new constituency7 will be  known as the Slocan riding, and will include  the Duncan River country7 as far north as Hall  Creek, and also that portion of the former Nelson riding north of Kootenav River and the  west arm of the lake. The arrangement is  considered satisfactory.  o  LOCAL NEWS.  Aid. Walley7 has been made a justice of the  peaje.  A public meeting in New Westminster has  declared against bonusing the Stickeen-Teslin  railway.  The annual ball of the Nelson Lacrosse Club  was held on Thursday7 night last at the Hume  Hotel.     It was a great success.  The partnership heretofore existing between  Messrs. P. J.,.Russell ancl Wm. Thurman has  been dissolved, the latter continuing the business.  The clearing of old timber and underbrush  in the park is proceeding, and the improvement is very7 marked, especially7 in the vicinity7  of the gravey7ard.  A militia company7 has been formed at Rossland. Those interested in the movement in  Nelson are making the preliminary7 arrangements for the starting of a company7 here.  Baker Street has taken on to itself a verv re-  spectable appearance. It is now well graded,  and one would not recognise in it the uneven  dirty7 thoroughfare of a couple of months ago.  Arrangements are being made for the appearance of the watering car on the streets. It  is proposed to sprinkle the residential quarters  once a- day and the business sections two or  three times.  A. B. Stickney, of the Chicago & Great  Western, with head quarters at St. Paul, accompanied by7 Mrs. Stickney7, Miss Stickney7  and M. C. Healion of Spokane, are registered  at the Phair. The party7 is on a sightseeing-  trip through the northwest.  Building operations are very7 active in Nelson a: present.  Tenders are invited for the opening up of  Josephine Street. ;  Tenders are invited for a three-storey brick  building for the Lawrence Hardware Co.  Rev. Robt. Frew has gone to Victoria to attend the Presby7terian syniod, which opens today.  A meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society was  held on Monday7 afternoon in the Presbyterian  church.  D. R. Young has started a Leader at  Moyde City. ; The Leader is a newspaper led  by7 D. R. Young.  Ex-Mayor Green, of Kaslo, and family, returning from Hawaii, were in town y7esterday7  homeward bound.  Rev. Mr. Ingles, of Ainsworth, occupied  the pulpit of the Presbyterian church on Sunday7 in the absence of the pastor.  S. P. Shaw, who was recently transferred  from Nelson to Kaslo, has returned to resume  his old position in the customhouse of this city.  Contractors Noel & Thompson will, it is  expected, finish the grading of Water Street  today. In view of the intention to put in a  sidewalk along the route, it is suggested that  several little knolls be removed. Arrangements will probably7 be made with the contractors for this work.  Mr. D. M. Crowley7's lecture last evening  on " The Paradise of the Pacific," given in  aid of the Church of England building fund,  was most eujoy7able and instructive. The  views, which were beautifully7 colored, illustrated the scenery, mythology7 and history of  the land aud its interesting people which, for  over two thousand years, until their discovery  by7 Captain Cook, were unknown to the world  at large. Selections of vocal and instrumental  music, composed by Ex-queen Lilioukalani,  were sweetly rendered byr the choir, ancl  proved the Hawaiian queen to be no mean  composer. The lecture could be repeated to a  larger audience with great advantage. Mr.  Crowley's thorough knowledge of the subject,  and the excellent views of the country7 which  he has secured, make the lecture peculiarly7  attractive.  Trout Flies at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  The C.P.R. is'-arranging to build a wharf  at Kaslo, to facilitate the rapidly7 increasing  , trade.  The board of managers of the Presbyterian  church.have decided upon spending $1500 on  improving the building.  Mrs. J. R. Green, wife of Principal Green  of the Nelson schools, is spending a vacation  with friends at Regina.  It is expected that Nelson Will be connected  with Kuskonook by telegraph in a couple of  weeks. The wire is being strung by7 the  C.P.R.  Monsignor Euminell occupied the pulpit at  the R.'C. Church on Sunday evening last and  preached an eloquent and impressive serinen  to a full congregation.  Lord and Lady Aberdeen will probably visit  Nelson this summer. They have arranged for  a trip through the Kootenays, and will likely  stop off here for a week or two.  Cholera has play^ed havoc with the swine of  Rossland.       A few hundred   hogs   have been  cremated by order of the veterinary7 inspector,  and it is hoped   the spread   of the disease   has  been checked.  Chief of Police Mcfeinnon has been called  uoon to enforce the recent order of the city  council,.ancl oblige parties with houses on the  line of streets or alleys as surveyed to move off  the ground.  An explosion of aeetydine gas in Traves'  butcher shop a few evenings ago did much to  disfigure the personal appearance of Butcher  Scott, ancl while it did not reduce his avoirdupois, it shook up his nervous system.  Messrs. Turner, Beeton & Co. have erected  a cold storage warehouse on Water Street for  the purpose of storing draft beer from Pabst  Brewing Co., Milwaukee. This should be  p-ood news to the thirstv now that tlie warm  weather is approaching".  Messrs. Morrison & Caldwell have taken  over the Red Front Grocery7 from C. Harrington & Co., ancl if the popularity ancl ability of  the present proprietors and a full and well  selected stock go to secure success, the Red  Front will be one of the busiest stores in the  city.  Trunks, Valises, Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  fcy  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  cover is very useful to put over the  Clothes in the wardrobe, if the dust  sifts through. Tiny sachets of  orris root or violet powder distributed in the varicns clothes receptacles, are much liked by dainty  women and gives the clothes, an  odor of-freshness'.  Care should also be taken with  the underskirts. Those for the  streets should be either black or  some dark color and they should  never be worn with a ragged and  frayed edge. For dressy7 occasions  they7 may be as dainty7 and elaborate  as desired, but they7 should be fresh  and clean.  Fas h  nable. Fitting,   Fancy ancl  c First-Class.  Miss V. Sullivan has opened  dressmaking parlors over Mills &  Lett's fruit store,, corner of Ward  and Baker Streets, wrhere she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.   Fit and finish guaranteed.  SS ��. .SULLIVAN.  -to-date  'llinery..  One often hears women complain  that their gowms and belongings do  hot look as well as those   of others  who have fewer and less expensive  clothes.     . In almost every instance  this is due to the lack   of  care  and  attention   to   little   details,   in   procuring the right things, and in looking after them when wearing them.  The plainest tailor  gown   that   has  the required look of finish about it,  will rank   higher'  and Wear   better  than   the  most   elaborate    costume  badly   put    on    and   lacking     the  appearance   of  being   perfectly    in  order.  The woman w.ho has kept her'  clothes in order, shows to espcial  advantage between seasons. It is  too early7 to get ne w clothes, and  those she has, have been in active  use several months' yet there is a  marked contract between her gowns  and those of the woman who has  been careless and not particular.  To secure this desired end of  always looking well, the street gown  should never be worn- iu the house,  but taken off atAonce, shaken and  brushed. If you . have not time  just then, do so a1: your first opportunity. The waist should be put  over the back of a chair wrong side  out, to dry and air.  Skirts should never be thrown  over a chair back, but hung on two  hooks or a skirt hanger, so they7  .will not crease. Keeping skirts  and waists spread out -with plenty  of room, is a great help in keeping  them fresh.  Evening gowns require special  care. The waists of these are best  kept in a box couch or waist boxes  and carefully7 covered, and kept in  shape with white tissue paper.  The skirts, also, should never be  folded, but laid out their full length  iu a trunk or box with tissue paper  between the folds.  Each time a hc<t is worn it should  be carefully7 brushed before putting  away. To put a hat away7 dusty7  will soon sooil the freshness of it.  To trim the edges of the ribbons  and the flowers that have become  musty7 and frayed has quite a good  effect. It the feathers lose their  curl take a broad-bladecl knife and  looselv curl them ao-ain or hold  them near the heat.  Shoes and slippers should be  stuffed with tissue paper or put on  lasts, but the first-named is usually  the most convenient. A pair of  shoes kept on a last, when not in  use, will keep their shape better  and wear twice as long. If shoes  have been wet they7 should never be  exposed to g'reat heat to harden,  dry and curl them up, but they  should be filled with paper and  allowed to dry gradually. Rubbers  should not be put away7 muddy,  but wiped dry7 and clean ancl then j  rubbed to polish them j  There should be   particular   care \  taken with the small details   of the ! Tl,    ., ., ^ ,   .    ,    .     ,  , y -ii       11        iy c ! in a11 the latest shades,  dress, gloves,   veils,   handkerchief, \ .     ,  ��m i      u t       1 1      I' guaranteed,  etc.       Thev should be alwavs  kept i  in their respective cases   ancl   care- j  fully7 looked after,      A   cheesecloth  ifc.E*r  -..v-s.-j  We have just received our Ladies'  Spring Capes  and Jackets,   and  as  there has been delay7 in their reaching here, we will,sell them  at a very small margin.  A nice lot of chiffons and veiling in this consignment  The latest designs in Dress Goods,  also  some  of the  newest colors in  Silks for blouses at  Baker Street  Nelson, B.C.  .9 J.  n  we are  I  ���<z>  importers  and dealers in men's shoes of ail kinds.  J  . s$j  Call to see Miss Mooney's disolay  of millinery at A. Ferianci's 'dry  goods store,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  ALL T^E  LATEST LONDON  AHB    PARIS  FASHIONS.  ���&  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  MOTEL  Miss Mooney has just received a large consignment of Mi llinery and Fancy Goods direct  from the East.  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  MAV  In   all  the  latest   fashions ;   orders  promptly7 executed.  <��->  MILLINERY  6   ���  A full and well selected stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  *����!��� ^*5  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   0  Traves Block  Baker Streec.  rs. McLaughlin  Has just received an excellent  line of  GLOVES  Fitted and  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  iu  Brokers and fVIanufacturers'Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,'  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  gg^F^^W^M-^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  SHORT STORIES,  Another problem,has been hand-  II in for mathematicians to struggle  ith.      No answers are   wanted   in  Ins office.      We have  problems   of  ur own.      Tell the answer  to   the  I'olicemau-.'- "A man owedji and  ad but 75 cents.      He went to the  lawnshop and pawned the 75  cents  lor 50 cents.      He met a friend and  [old him the pawn  ticket calling for  15 cents   for   50   cents.        He  thus  had two 50 cent pieces���$1, in   fact  ���with   which   he   paid   his    clept.  fcVas .anybody out, and how much ?''  At a political meeting some years  iigo   the   proceedings   were   opened  J.vith pray7er; but the audience  were  hot all of one   mind   regarding   the  hings   pray^ed  for.   So,   when   the  [.ninister    reached'"   the      petition,  Grant,   O   Lord,   that   the   great  Ibeeberal Pairty in the country7 may7  |r hang   to  gither,"   a   voice  from  :he audience interrupted with a loud  ind irreverent   '' Amen."       4' Not,  |3  Lord," went on the   supplicator,  1 in the sense in which the  profane  ;eoffer would have y7e to understand  t, but that they may7 hang   togither  n concord and accord."     " I clinna  :are what kind o' a cord   it  be,   as  ang's it's   a   strong   cord,"   added  :he Unionist commentator.  A''Mr. Showman," said an inquiring individual at the menagerie,  "can the leopard change his spots ?'���'  "Yes, sir," replied the individual  who stirs up the wild beast; ' ������ when  he is tired of one spot he goes to another." -;,'  To preserve tlie .health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is a necessity. Take it and you will require no  'other blood'purifier.  e  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE:-Nelson, B. C.  ''���������"������������  .    .,-. BRANCHES AT    . ��� ��� . ' ���.'''"������'  ' .-���','' o  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  The   only7 .first-class   saloon  in the  city-.  The  Mb  Choicest    Li-0!1101'5  alway7s in  stock.  drinks    of   all  specialty7.  kinds   a  CROCKERY  constantly arriving  and  on hand".     The  latest  in  Foreign  patterns of  Tableware in  China and Glass.  hi  All the best brands  to be had^at   .  ot cigars are  E, SHERRY, CHAMPAGNE AND BEER GLASSES  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery Butter,' Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried Fruits and  Meats.  Th  The Chap book is authority7 for  (this: " Kipling was writing a story  Jfor the Ladies' Home Journal. Kip-  ng ! However, with his usual  jbreeze ancl the vinous quality of his  jstyde, he concludes a chapter there-  |of: ' And the fellow tossed down  a glass of old Madeira, and turned  [to leave the room,' etc. Little  JBok, in a panic, wires the brawny7  jjungle man: 'Can you change  ]' Tossed down a glass of eld Mad-  jeira ?' Ladies' Home Journal  [rules forbid mention of wine.' Kipling wires four words: ' Make it  'Mellin's food  ia  ttan  D. A. HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  Josephine St.,   -   Between Baker and Victoria.  F��  I  5}  It was circus   day;   the  ordinary7  large   crowd   was  there,     standing  round and   listening   to   the   music  and loafing  generally7.     The   small  boy^s   were   there   waiting   for   any-  possible chances which might  offer  of "getting in."      A man went  up  to a group of anxious urchins,   and  said,    "Want   to    go   in,    boys?"  "Yes, we do, "came in a chorus from  the lads.    They7 marched up in front  of the door tender.       " Count these  boy7s,'' said the man; and the guardsman    of    the       great      exhibition  checked the grinning lads   off  with  his finger as they7   rushed  by7   him,  and scattered on the inside.      ' 'One,  two,    three,"    counted   the    doorkeeper,     and     finally7     announced  eleven.        "All  right,"    said    the  man...   " All right; that's all," and  he turned away.     "Hold on there," j  said   the   circus  man,     " Are  y7ou  going to pay for these boy7s ?" "Pay7:  for 'em!" said the stranger. "Well,  I fancy not.   I   said  nothing   about  paying for 'em.   I just   wanted   to  know how many there were."  'ties  Rods  Lines  ait  1 ^( ^w L^*Z9 ��� ��� ��� ��� ���  KiRKPATRlCK I WILSQi  ���*" *"**v  imol  ^-<y AV ^sr'OC; ffp. \$  e  regard  want   to    enlighten    our  little    world    about   us in  to   Vrf'a}! Papcr  Buying^        \\Te  here  s^mm^  wrH  I^wn  want you'.to' know that right  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till you have looked about  y7ou enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy7 from only7 examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the   superi- ^v ^  ority of    ....     VJUr^.  ���s  in  k   Co.,   L'  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  All Supplies and Fittings at  * *  oni  ���1  &  H. DAHUHE, Manager.  s  Now Open to the Public ....  New Building. New Furnishing,   Steam Heat in every7 Room,  ���  AND  Everything.' Strictly7  Sample Rooms.  First-Class,    Large    and    Well-Lighted  Corner Vernon  and Ward  Streets.  4J7  Roman Kalydor removes  these annoyances, softens the  skin ancl beautifies the complexion. No lady's toilet  complete without it. For salt  only7 at  VANSTONES  DRUG STORE  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ���  ^  BAKERY.  Corner Josephine and  Latimer Streets.  R. G. JOY, Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick & Wilson, Baker Street; C  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan, Stanley Street; ancl Manr ire  Grocery7, Hume Addition.  ^^^^���^������^^^^^���^������������������^������^���^ ' Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  t  Im���"1^���"^^ * I   I  IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  It  'i  I  i  ' u  'rl  i  GENERAL NOTES.  A Be-din despatch says that Bismarck thinks Germany must by7 all  m?ans abstain from any7 interference in the'present conflict of the  U lited States with Spain, as long  as possible, but she must interfere  iistantly7 the moment her interests  demand interference.,    y  Santiago de Cuba advices state  that the commandant-general of  that division has proclaimed that  every man between 15 and 50 years  of age must volunteer in the Spanish service,, under penalty7 of arrest,  trial and death.  It is announced that au extraor-  dinaryr naval and military7 display is  being- made throughout France.  All ships recently mobilized are in  Thev are expected  ,&  fighting trim,  to be called out.  "Bull" McCarty, of Philadelphia, who was defeated by7 Griffonn  a '-26-rohnd boxing contest at San  Frarc'sco, is dead. He did  grain consciousness after his  out in the 20th round.  not re-  knock'-  NOTJCE.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing" between CatheAneG. Davis  and P. F. Jaynes, as grocers at the City of Nelson, under the firm name of .Davis ���& Jaynes,  lias tin's day been dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be carried on by the said  P. F. Javnes to whom all accounts due tlie  partnership are to be paid, and who will settle  all debts of the said partnership.  Witness our hands at��� Nelson this  6th day of April, 1S9S.       y  W i tness A Catherine G. 13 a vis  \Y"/A. OiALLTHER  < 11 v her attorney :'. L. Davis  flATHERIXE b. JvAVIS  er  < 'Bv her attorney :'. !',.  ( .P'erov F. Jaynes.  LICENSE AUTHOS5Z5JM3 AN EX ��� RA-PROVI U-  C1AL COMPANY TO   CARRY 0^1  BUS! ��3 ��33.  Province  No 40  ryUHS is  COMPANIES' Ayr, 1S97.  CANADA: )  of iiiiiTisn Columbia, i  -97.  to eertifv that  T.I  he Pritish Kootenay  Exploration .Syndicate, .Limited/', is authorized an/1 licensed to carry on business within  the Province of Pritish Columbia'.- and to carry-  out or-effect all or any of tiie objects hereinafter set forth to whi'ch tiie legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia  extends.  Tiie head office of the Company is situate at  20, Bucklersbury, in the City of London, England.  Tiie amount of tlie capital of the Company is  ��10.000, divided into 10,000 shares of ��1 each.  The head office of the Company in this Province is situate in Nelson, and Henry Brough-  ton Thomson, Free Miner, whose address is tiie  City of Nelson aforesaid, is the attorney for the  Company.  Tlie objects for which tiie Company has been  established are:���  (a.) To search or prospect for. excavate,  quarry, dredg-e, win, purchase or otlierwi.se  obtain mines, ores and substances of the earth  in British Columbia or in any other part of  the world, and to extract, reduce,-wash, crush,  smelt, manipulate and treat the same    and  by  any process  silver   and  stones or ot  or prepare  on   the   bu  or mean-; whatsoever obtain gold,  other metals, minerals, precious  her valuable substances therefrom,  the same for market, and to carry  duess of miners ami workers find  winners of metals, minerals and precious  stones in all or any of its branches, and also to  carry on any metallurgical operations:  (b.) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire  mining, mineral and timber properties in  Br i t i sh (.'(.) 1 umbia or c 1 sewhere:  (c.) To purcha c, lease, licence, take in exchange or otherwise acquire in tlie name of  the Syndicate, or in the name or names of any  other person or persons, or -otherwise, any  mines, mining rights, claims, protected areas,  ores, minerals, tailings, eon' cut rates, alluvial  deposits, forests, water rights or grants, lands,  hereditaments, easements or premises in British Columbia or elsewhere, or any other property of any description of whatever tenure  the Syndicate may consider useful for any of  its objects or purposes, and to develop, work or  otherwise turn the same to account in any  manner (he Syndicate may deem expedient,  and. for any of the above purposes or otherwise, to exercise any of the hereinafter mentioned powers and objects of the syndicate,  which powers and objects mav be exercised  independently of the primary objects stated in  this clause :  (r>.) To lease,  settle,   improve,  colonize  cultivate lands and hereditaments   in   Britisl  and  itish  Columbia or elsewhere, and to develop the  resources-thereof by building, planting, clearing, mining and otherwise dealing with the  same:  (e.) To stock, breed,and deal in all kinds of  cattle, sheep and other live stock, to grow and  deal in all kinds of produce, and.to buy, manufacture and sell all kinds of goods, chattels  and effects required by the Syndicate or brothers: -   ;,  (f).   To aid,  encourage and promote immi-,  gration  into lands   or   property possessed or  controlled   by  tlie Syndicate,  and  to colonize  the same,  and to, lend and grant any sums of  money for such purpose:  (G)A To "lay out. towns or villages or any  lands acquired or controlled by.the Syndicate,  or in which tlie Syndicate is any way interested, and to construct, maintain and alter  roads, streets, hotels, ������.houses, factories, shops  and stores, and to contribute to the cost thereof': ' ... .. y- ....  (h). To purchase, hire, make, construct or  otherwise acquire, provide, and maintain, improve, manage and work any roads, tramways,  railways, , bridges, wells, reservoirs, watercourses, water-rights or grants, aqueducts,  shafts, adits, tunnels, furnaces, crushing mills,  ��� hydraulic, chemical or reduction works of any  kind, warehouses, workshops, factories, dwelling houses or other buildings, engines, plant,  ���machinery,"ships', 'boats, barges, implements,  stock, goods and other works, conveniences  and property of any description in connection  with, or for the use in. or for promoting any  branch of the Syndicate's business, or for developing, utilizing or turning to account any  of the Syndicate's property,'arid, to contribute  to, subsidise or otherwise assist or take part in  the main'tenam e, improvement, management,  working,-.-control or superintendence"of any  such works and conveniences:  (i). To purchase or otherwise acquire or undertake all or any part of the business, property and liabilities of any other syndicate,  corporation, association, firm or person which  or vvho shall be carrying on or which, in the  case of a company- or corporation, shall be  authorized to carry on any-business'which this  Syndicate is authorized to carry on,, or which  or who may be possessed of property suitable  for the purpose? of this Syndicate, and to make  and carry into effect arrangements'for or with  respect to tiie union of .interests, sharing profits  or co-operation ��� of any other'syndicates, corporations'or persons:  (,i). To pay for any property or business in  shares (to be treated as either wholly or partly  paid up), or debentures or debenture stock of  tlie yndic-ate. or in money, or partly in shares  o r de ben t u res o r d ebent u re .stock, an d partly i n  money:.-/'���  (k). To sell, improve, manage, develop,  lea��e, licen.se/lotou hire, exchange, mortgage,  turn :to account, or otherwise .dispose'of absolutely, .conditionally, .or for any limited interest, any of tiie property, rights or privileges  oi the.Syridicate, or all or any of its undertakings for such consideration as the syndicate  'may think fit, and to accent payment therefor in  money or in 'shares, stock, debentures or obligations of any other syndicate or corporation,  either by a fixed payment or. payments, or conditional upon or varying with gross earnings,  profits or other contiii_ene\ :  ��� (L). To a u.-il ,-a;nat3 w'itii, establish or pro:  mote, or concur in establishing or promoting  any other syndicate, corporation, association  or private undertaking, whose objects shall include the acquisition and taking orer of all or  any part of tiie property or rights of this Syndicate, or the carrying out of all or any o  tiie objects of this Syndicate, or shall  be in any manner calculated to enhance  either directly or indirectly the interest of the Syndicate or otherwise, and to acquire and hold shares, stock or securities of,  or guarantee the payment of any securities issued by, or any other obligations- of any such  syndicate, corporation, association or undertaking- as aforesaid, and to subsidise or otherwise assist any such syndicate, corporation,  association or undertaking, and to guarantee  or underwrite subscriptions, or to siibsc ribe  for tiie same or any part thereof, or to employ  others to underwrite or subscribe therefor:  f/u).    To a-'quire bv original  subscriptipn  or  otheiy ise, and to hold or seil or otherwise dispose of shares, stock, debentures, or debenture  stock, or an)" interest in tiie revenue or  protits  of   any   syndir/ite,    corporation,    association,  partnership cr :.erson carrying on any business  capable  of being conducted  so  as directly or  indirectly to benefit this  Syi-dieate,   or  otherwise, and upon any return of capital, distribution or division of  assets   or   profits,   to distribute such stock, shares, debentures  or  debenture stoc k, among the members of  this Syndicate,    by  way   or   in    lieu   of cash  dividends,  bonuses and interest, as the Syndicate  may in  general meeting determine:  (x.) To borrow and raise money upon loan or  otherwise for the purposes of the .Syndicate,  and to create and issue at par or at a premium  or discount, bonds or debentures to bearer or  otherwise, or debenture stock, mortgages or  other instruments for securing the repayment  thereof, with or without charge upon (he  undertaking of t he Syndicate or its uncalled  capital, or upon its in.-ome or profits, and upon  such terms as to priority or otherwise, as the  Syndicate shall think fit, and so that tlie same  may be either permanent or redeemable with  or wit hout a bonus or premium, and be further secured by a trust deed or otiierwi.se, as  the Syndicate thinks fi t:  (o.) To procure the Syndicate to be constitute'! or incorporated or registered in British  Columbia or elsewhere, as may be found expedient, or to be otherwise recognized in any  part of British Columbia or in any country  whatsoever, and to do all acts and'tilings to  empower the Syndicate to carry on its business  in any part of the world where it may desire  to carry on the same:  (p.) To apply to or enter into arrangements  with any government, parliament, local or  foreign legislature or municipality for, or to  otherwise acquire or obtain any'orders, licenses, Acts of parliament, right?, grants,  powers, concessions  and   privileges  that   may  Ly��j^ mi*.m*..imwms-~*  I!  *man JJ.rM i tut aas  LILLIES SHOE HOUSE  I  Up=to=date Spring Footwear in great  'variety at LilliesV  LIES' SHOE HOUSE  OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO.  ���TIT^nw-aMWiaMiBMIMmw^MWUJIMMy KfflMpTffiryn  =tJaMi|^pa^!aaja^s?igsffSBa��Ar?f^f^^  soil.  GENEREL   HARD WARE,    STOVES,.   MINING   SUPPLIES]  LAMPS  AND LAMP  GOODS,   PLAIN AND FANCY.  Armstrong'&  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  Agents fori  Ml  4Jy"  11,  Ksq  directly  the  Syndi-  otherwise  deal   with  seem conducive to the Syndicate's objects, or  anv of them, and hold or dispose of the same,  or to apr.dv for an Act of parliament or order  for winding up or dissolving the Syndicate  and re-incorporating its members, or for effecting any - modification-in tlie Syndicate's const i tution or otherwise:  (Q.) To advance or lend money to such persons and on such terms as may seem expedient,  and in particular to persons having dealings  with the Hvudicate, and to guarantee tlie performance of contracts by persons having dealings with tiie Svndicate, and generally to  undertake, transact and carry into effect ail  such commercial, financial, trading and other  businesses or operations as may seem  or indirectly ( onducive to any of  cate's objects :  (k.) To invest, lend or  the mouevs of the Syndicate not immediately  required, "upon such securities, or without any  sccuritv,' and generally in such manner as  from time to time mav be determined, and to  apply the funds of the Syndicate in paying the  legal expenses ineurr "  a ting for or obtai  tiie Svndicate: .    ,  (s.)"To draw, make, accept, indorse, discount,  execute and issue promissory notes, bills ol  exchange, bills of lading, warrants, bonds,  debentures or other negotiable or transferable  instruments, including proxy tonus, to pay  the stamp duties thereon and all expenses con-  needed therewith: ,  (T )   To   distribute  among  the  members  m  specie anv property of the Syndicate,  or any  proceeds hi sale or disposal of any  ritrhts of the Svndicate, but so _  bution amounting to a reduction ot capital be  made except with the sanction for the time  being required by law:  Ml in or about the n ego tilling contracts or orders for  property or  that   no  distri  ct!.) To carry on any business, enterprise  undertaking, 6r transaction capable of being  conveniently carried on or undertaken in connection with the above-mentioned objects, or  that may be calculated directly or iridirectly  to enhance the value or render profitable any  of the businesses or properties of the Syndicate  or to turn the same to account:  (v.) To pay all expenses of and incident to  the formation of the Syndicate, and to remunerate and make donations (by cash or other  as.sets, or by tho allotment; of fully or partly  paid shares, or in any other manner), to any  person or persons for services rendered or to be  rendered in i n trod ueing any property or business to the Syndicate, or in placing or assisting  to place any shares, debentures, or other securities of the Syndicate, or for any other reason which the Directors of tiie Syndicate may  think proper :  (w.) To do all or any of the above things in  any part of the world, either as principal,  agent, trustee, contractor or otherwise, and  either alone or in conjunction with others,  and cither in the name of, or by or through  any syndicate, corporation, firm or person, as  trustee,  agent,   contractor, or otherwise:  (x.) To execute and do generally all such  things as the Syndicate may at any time consider incidental or conducive to tiie carrying  out or attainment of the above objects, or'any  ofthem.  Given under my hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, tin*  80th day of December, one thousand eight  hundred and iiinetv-scven.  [L.s.] '       S. Y. WOOTTOX,  .Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Advertise in The Economist.  MMftWMbdmi^^  ssmsajawdsMt^^  jmSTKmWSKOKBBn  msutmL4mM\^&mwMimiMiwa  WxmMJmiwMMmm^miiuiiMBSBmimm THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  LOCAL AND PERSONAL.  Aid. Malone is paying Spokane a  lisit. ��� ���;��� '"'���'���;.  T. J. Rdadley', Kaslo,   is   at   the  liume.  C. W. Thurman,   Revelstoke,   is  [t the Phair.  J. T. Barres. Oakwood, Idaho, is  t the Hume.  ( ''   ' >.  '' '  D. Gavin, Jr., Vancouver,  spent  [Sunday in Nelson.  Walter C. Adams was down from  [3andon on Monday.  K. K. Peiser,<   was up   from Vic-  oria on Saturday.  ���FAS. Andrews and wife,  Slocan,  [ire paying Nelson a visit.  R, E. H. Maunsell, Cork, Ireland  |ippears on the Hume reg s    r.  Aid.   Madden is  confined   to his  [louse, suffering from a bad cold.  G. A. Carston, of-the Crow's Nest  |Pass construction,   is at the Hume.  Neil Mackay, barrister, Kaslo, is  lit the Hume.  F. J. Appleby, Montreal, is regis-  :ered at the Phair.  J. Fred Ritchie was over from  [Rossland on Saturday. -  Bruce White, of the Slocan Mine,  .vas in town on Saturda}'.  James McGeoch and W.J. Brown  bf"LondonAO:it., are at the Hotel  (Hume.  H. T. Butcher, Rossland, is in  It own. He is registered at the Hotel  [Hume.  H. B. Patterson and   Charles A.  [Samson   were over from   Rossland2  [yesterday, as was also C.   O'Brien-  jReddin.  Hugh Stevens, wife and son, are  [registered at the Phair, as is also E  jH. Drury. They are a party from  ISt  Johns, N.B.  John McKane, of Rossland, was  fin town yesterday en route to Ymir  (where he goes to inspect some properties in which he is interested.  Manilla has fallen under the  liire of Dewey's fleet and the stars  (and stripes are waving over the  'Phil.Iipines today.  The news of the fall of Manilla  has thrown Madrid, according to  advices, into a state of the wildest  excitement.  A Cadiz dispatch says that a second Spanish squadron has nearly  completed preparations for active  service. Spain will pursue the war  with   greater vigor   now   that   her  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor has been  pleased to make the following appointments���  28th March, 189S.  Edward Percy W-hallky, of the City of Nelson, Esquire, to be a Justice of Peace within  and i'Or the County of Kootenav.  LAND ACT.  ."Take notice that-sixty days after date I intend to applv - to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for leave, to purchase-one-  hundred and sixty acres-'of land at ,Cra\vfo,rd  Bay, in the district of West Kootenay, B.C., adjoining oh the east side of Lot 190,' G. 1. Starting from a post marked" H. B. Thomson's initial post north west corner," thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 80 chains to starting  point. "  '-:-    ..,!.  Henry B. Thomson. ,  Dated, March 26, 1898.  Notice of Dissolution of Partnership.  Having purchased the interests of C. Harrington & Co.,  in the Red Front Grocery Store, Baker Street, near Josephine, we are prepared to supply ever}', article in the  trade fresh, and'"of the best quality. All staple goods and  mairy specialties to select from.      New stock just arrived.  Goods Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between the undersigned  carrying on business under, the name and  style of .The California Wine Company, as  Wholesale Liquor and Cigar Merchants," has  this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  Witness   our hands at'the  City of  Nelson,  British Columbia, this 14th clay of April, 1898.  Signed in the presence' of       l     L. Ernst.  A.M. Johnson, f     Titos. Adair.  Solicitor,. Nelson, B.C.  NOTICE.  All moneys due  the California Wine  Company are to be paid to me, who  will assume  and pay all liabilities of the said-firm.  Witness: L. Ebnst.  A. M. Johnson.  PSOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I have purchased  all the lumber iii the lumber yard known as  "Tile .Sa 1 mo. Luniber.Company, Litmber Yard/'  and by.some fe.s" The Lumber Yard of Thomp-  soa & Bell," situate near Gray's Mill. Nelson,  B.C. I have also purchased all the outstanding accounts of the said yard, and sales made  by'or settlements made with any person or  persons after this date other than'myself will  not be re"ognizecl, and are herebv forbidden.  Dated, this 25th day of April, 1898.  Frank Lavin.  ���.hi rii  :le Makers.  I want to let a contract for sawing 4,000.000  shingles. Timber, machine and power furnished.    Enquire, " O. K. '���".Economist office.  EH  ��c<  ��  ntra  n  blood is up.  ouse  TO RENT, a Six-roomed Frame House, situate  on Silica Street, City of Nelson , two storey  and hard finished throughout. Rent reasonable.   Applv, W. Simpson, Sherbroke Hotel.  f'ealed whole tenders will be received until  12 o'clock noon, on Saturday, May 14th, for the  erection of a three story brick building with  stone basement, for the Lawrence Hardware  Co. Plans and specifications can be seen at  the office of the undersigned. The lowest or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  Ewart ct Carrie, Architects.  Room 6. Clement & Hi liver Block.  ps  111 f s \ n b i v  f&  O5  *^  oney to Loan.  On Real Estate and for Building Purposes.  House Property for sale���Central location���25  per cent on investment.  Apply  STEWART  8l   LENNOX,   Agents  For the Canadian Mutual Loan & Investment  Company, of Toronto, Ont.       Offices : I  Corner Ward and Baker Streets, Nelson, B.C. '  pecsai announcemen  ~^HERE   is    but     one   /'best  place '' in the city, and that  is at   Mrs.   Kempling's,   the   Fern  Cigar Store, Ward street.      Everything that is  new   has   been    provided for your inspection, at  prices  lower than  you   have   ever   before  been able to bu}r anything  like the  same class of goods   for.       It   will  pa}' you to inspect these  goods  before purchasing elsewhere. Ladies', j  misses' and children's dresses made !  to order at shortest notice.   Fit and !  finish   guaranteed.      Evening   and  Tea   gowns   a   specialty.     Ladies' j  own   material   made   up.        Goods j  shipped to any Dart on shortest no- \  tice.    Trial order solicited. i  Cowes' famous yachting serge, in black and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at  Ross's.  u.ble and Single,   Steel  and  Elastic.      AH Sizes.  Prices low.    Come and, get fitted.  ��  ��   ���   o  DRUGS AND ASSAY SUPPLIES.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A:  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C.  r  f-7i e^s pa  r  upti  McK  iail  and  ���* h^% uf Ll fL a  op    Block,    Baker  A 11 work guaranteed.  atonmaKer,  ~ street.  m ^>  UNSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  VARNISHES  JllisS E. Smith has opened  Dress-making parlors in the Traves  Block, Baker street, over M'c-  Arthur's    furniture     store. All  work done under the personal supervision of Miss Smith. Ladies  will please note the address :  MISS E. SniTH,  Traves Block,  Baker Street.  Xs  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  lxpi?e  And Delivery Service  Will always be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  Front of Vancouver   Hardware store, Baker Street.  P. O. BOX 63.  Telephone 9  STAND:  Telephone 82.  Residence, near the brick yard,  Water .St.  $i  m ,}  I  . /.  u  ��� f!  A  / ���  l!  IS  t  {  I  if  I  i  1  I.  M  n  IS  I'I  vt  (  !t  ;ii  11  it  f  >j 1  A!  II  :-!it  12  THfi. NELSON ECONOMIST.  BASS; AIvE, Quarts and Pints  and Pints.    Anotlier Car  SSvSTOOT  Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and   General Merchandise Catalogues just published.  ~?Z^2h) OtissmM  "Tar-1-"-" '���^������  Ti'TgiTfi"iiigogJvrinM^^'TTrr;:''~TiL:T^'=,c:'rir:r^::;iJ���rgrrsiiirga'aiir"  iifiifc'��iri-Mra��TMTrt*..'-i'wTi  �����������.->��� -. -yTr:aa-j.Mrrjr-*��^= = .r^, T^ny-MTiTnwrrrifTi^rfTr'rfifrinn'rn'rvi  NELSON, B. C.  T. S. Gore.  I-I. Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  ., uVRNET.'"&' CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining: Crown   Grants and Ab=  stract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -  - -   British  Columbia  cLATCH IE  Dominion Mild.  urveyor, ;  pp, Custom House, Nelson, B.  MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.  c.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block, - Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown ancl bridge  work, and the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  Call at the Fern Cigar Store,  Ward Street, and take a cigar.  The best brands always in-  stock,     f  ,   IF YOU WANT YOUR  TRUNKS, VALISES and PARCELS  REMOVED QUICKLY CALL  J,W, Cowan's LIGHTNING Express  Members of the " Mind-your-own-Business  Society " propose for consideration the following queries : '���  If a person fell a person treading on his toes,  Need a person ask a person how a person knows  Is it any body's business  If a gentleman should choose  To call upon a lady '  If the lady don't refuse ?  Or, to speak a little plainer,  That the meaning all may know,  Is it any body's business  If a lady has a beau ?  Is a person promenading,  Whether great or whether small���  Is it any body's business  Where that person means to call ?  Or if you see a person, j  And he's calling any where,  Is it any of your business  What his business may be there?  The substance of our query  Simply stated would be this ;  Is it any bodys business  What another's business is ?  If it is or if it isn't,  We would really like to know,  For we are certain if it isn't  There are some who make it so.  If it is, we'll join the rabble,  And act the meaner part  Of the tattlers and defamers,  Who throng the public mart;  But if not, we'll act the teacher,  Until the meddler learns  It were better for the future  To mind his own concerns.  er<  ~x  WE HAVE  MANY AIDS TO   IT,   SUCH AS  PREPARED .'KALSQM.INE,  "F.ULL LINE OF PAINTS,   OILS and  VARNISHES,  PAINT and  VARNISH   BRUSHES    .     .    ���'.  QiinH ���   Baker St., front of Dominion  *3LcllIU.    Express Office.  Quick deliveries a specialty.  Telephone 85.       Post Office Box 29 j pletely destroyed the Spanish fleet  The United States fleet  is blockading the port of Manilla.  The   American  yacht Nameana,  on her way to Marseilles,  has been  driven into St.   Tropez by Spanish  I warships.  A  naval   battle  was    fousrht   off  Cavite near   Manilla    on    Monday  afternoon, in  which  the American  fleet  under Admiral   Dewey,  com  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID .UP, $1,500,000.00     =      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  ^  ice,  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Poroester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Guysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston", N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland. N.S.  jMoncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.O.  do        West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.'  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port I-Iawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackvilie, N.B.  Shubenacadie, N.S.  Summerside, P E.I.  Svdnev, N.S.  St. Johns, Nrid.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  #  Ol  A  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  PRODUCT.  v ��� <&  ^ A  General   Banking Business Transacted.     SterJing   Bills  of Exchange ^  % Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit,  Etc.,  Negotiated. ���  X <��  Y Accounts  Received  on the  Most Favorable Terms <fr  ^ Interest   allowed  on  special   deposits and   on   Savings   Bank accounts, %  ��� BRANCHES IS BRITISH  COLUMBIA   : &  IANAIM0,   NELSON,  ROSSLAND,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ���  ���  ���  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Hungarian,  J\. yL .A. JS^  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.     .j  I     A  Savings  Bank  Department has been estab- %  t lished in connection -with the Nelson branch, of I  ��� this bank. t  t >      ���  ��� Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, t  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present $  I 3 per cent per annum). ���  �� GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ���  Give this Flour a Trial before parsing an opinion.

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