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 r-?rcsi��acn��<fHW'vB��W&li?fti  ��X333SWti&ffiR  NELSON  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  VOI,. II.  NEI/SON'  B. C,   WEDNESDAY, M AR C H 22,, 1899.  N0A^1,M  THE NELSON JECONOniST  '   ,      1  Issued every Wednesday, at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley ' -. '! Publisher  ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance '.  1.50  One Year to Great Britain ���  2.50  , s If paid in advance...:  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. 0. Order, or  Registered Letter.    ' y ��� ���  . '    '    , _o   Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.    ' ,  Advertisements of reputable character -will 'he inserted  upon terms which will he made known on application. Only  articles of merit will he adyertised in these columns'and the  interests of readers will he carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL .COMMENT.  The Conservative party of Canada  may be  in a state of disintegration, but.it is no worse  than the Liberal party in this  respect.    Rumors of dissatisfaction at the  methods of the  Laurier-Tarte administration  reach   us from  every  quarter   of the  Dominion   and   even  many of the Liberal papers come out ope?iIy  and denounce  the  rascality of lb.* leader--. .-���-;  their party.    The Winnipeg Tribune tearo 1U0  mask from the face of Sifton and bitterly o->:-  demns this man for having  brought discj Mi;  on the Liberal  party.    Other  Liberal panf-r-  believe   that  increasing the-public debt   :."'-  seven millions, increasing the annual-expenditure  by  four, and  refraining  from reducing  the tariff, is  not what the Liberal party was  elected to secure.  In British Columbia the Liberals are in a  hopeless state of disquietude. There are not  two Liberal papers that are on speaking terms  with each other. Yet the Viotoria Times at-  temps to create the impression that all is harmony and peace in the Grit ranks.  It is reported that the tardy investigation  into the Yukon scandals is to be proceeded  with by Commissioner Ogilvie and that the  report of the commission will be laid before  parliament early in April. As most of the  officials against whom charges were made  have.been got rid,of by Hon. Mr. Sifton, after  they had amply feathered their nests by preying on the unfortunate miners, and as   most  , of the victims haye left the Yukon, or, if still  there, arecnot in a position in which it would  he discreet for them to   antagonize   the   Sif-  ��� tonian officials, the Ottawa Citizen believes  the investigation is likely to be more or less  of .a farce. No man engaged in prospecting  or mining and dependent in connection with  important interests' on the good-will of the  officials of the government is likely to go   out  0 of his wav to volunteer evidence and it is still  less likely that the officials will take trouble  to hunt up evidence against themselves.  There is some agitation in ��� favor of early  closing in Nelson. Several merchants object  to,closing at 6 o'clock, claiming Nelson is- so  situated that a large amount of the retail  trade must necessarily be transacted-bfetween  6 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.  Opposition to the placer mining act continues unabated. The merchants on the coast  complain that thousands of dollars have been  lost from a trade standpoint, while those acquainted with prevailing conditions in Cariboo and Omineca claim that alien exclusion is  not in ihe interest of those  mining  divisions.  Ald. IIillyer has gone down to Victoria.  'It ifl ur.cVr*tood that while in the Capital  City the Nelson statesman will address the  u Committefc of Fifty " on the subject of Municipal Government, and incidentally elucidate  how Nelson became a threat citv.  The downtrodden miners of Kootonay do  not take kindly to the eight-hour law. In its  present state o development the time for inaugurating the 8-hour day system seems inopportune. Moreover, Kootenay is not just yet  ripe for the hand of the demagogue.  Christianity has made a decisive step forward in New York city. The women belonging to one of the churches in Gotham have decided on removing their headgear during worship. ���     ;  In,the London Standard of the 21st ult.  Mr. Wm. Johnston, M, P., asked for contributions "from those who''depire to help  Canadians in the, restoration" of St. Paul's  Episcopal church, which had been destroyed  by a fire. The Bishop of Westminister, in  the Standard   of   the   following   day;   said :  " There'is evidently a mistake here, as there  is not. and has not been, any such church in  New Westminister in connection with the"  Church of England. The parish church of  Holy Trinity, which was also the provisional'  cathedral, was the only one of our, churches  destroyed.'- - ,        ��� .'  "  ;  I  Mr. Johnston followed with'another letter,  saying that amongst the churches mentioned  as, having been destroyed was that of St.*  Paul's Reformed Episcopal church',,a small  but neat wooden structure. , 1<I do not know  whether the Bishop declines to recognize as  'Canadian Churchmen' those who worshipped therein, and for whom I asked sympathy and support."  ���   To this  the   Bishop    replied   as   follows: '���  "The   letter   of Mr.   W.   Johnston,   to    the  Standard of to-day, makes the'position   clear. '  When he asked for aid towards the rebuilding  of St. Paul's   Episcopal  church   under   your' ���  heading of," Help for Canadian  Churchmen,"'  many people imagined that he   was   pleading  for a church in communion with   the Church  of England.     It appears, however, that it   is  a " Reformed" Episcopal church for which  he  appeals.  Whether I r��?co,u;hi:.- *he worshipper  therein as Canadian   ChurA  nothing to'the purpose, but  to the   purpose,   that   peop  exact\y for what   object' Unsolicited."   ,  ryrjii   or   not   i-  j[. A.   very   mv.er  -   A[t mid    kr.o,\  :.    i.iiierihgs    arc  Tjie refusal of a Methodist choir at Victoria  to refrain from attending theatre- and dances  gives tffe lie to the oft-repeated assertion that  Methodists cannot trip the light fantastic.  Some of the daily newspapers by their discussion of a certain flagrant evil that (launts  itself in this otherwise eodlv. community are  directing attention to a matter that should be  obscured as much as possible. A friendly  talk with the aldermen;and a suggestiorr.or so:  as to what should be done to remedy t,he evil  would have better results than a newspaper.'���  discussion that only acts as an advertisement.  The Qascade Record notes the following instance of " extravagance " on the part of the  Martin Government : " The Provincial Government���-the much vaunted Seinlm-Martin  government���is   growing decidedly    cxtrava- &  THE ECONOMIST.  gant.     If any one doubts  the truth  of  this  plain statement of fact, let him examine   the  corduroy road, just   above   the    bridge   that  crosses Kettle river at Cascade.     Here,  if  he  searches carefully,* he    will    find   that  the  government,has thrown its   widely   heralded  promises of economy to the winds, and in   the  face of a watchful   and   critical   people,   has  actually spent about $35 in  repairs���that  is,  when the  vouchers are   accepted   and  paid.  What matters it that before election   explicit  promises of   the conduct, of   an  economical  administration   were    made.     Here   is   the  'proof,   the   indisputable    evidence   of    this,  squandering   of   the,    people's    money���the  ' the money that hard working miners, farmers,  [, 0tradesmen and others pay into the   provincial  1   coffers.     With that  $35���more   or less���repairs were made in the   roadway  to the   ex-  I :  tent of 30 feet-most  needful  repairs,   it   is  .   true ;   but just.think of   the   expenditure   of  "   that vast sum of   filthy  lucre right  close  to  :   Cascade 1, Will   a , special    commission    be  ���"  appointed to investigate this' transaction   by  U;.e agents of this government of ours ?   We  ���wot'not.     But, surely there   must , be   some  mistake about it, for in the  past  the  government, through its agents, has been most care-  ;    ful to forget that there was a   road   in   these  ".parts.     It was off, the map, so  far as  public  improvements--greatly needed, too, be it said  were   concerned.     Seriously,    however,    we  should be thankful   for   small   favors,   even  when doled out in    infinitesimal   doses.     It  . may be the precursor of  better   things..   Let  us hope so, at least.     Everything comes so he  who waits, and we may receive some  recogni-  , tion from the powers that be at Victoria, if we  livelong enough."    As an illustration of the way towns grow in  the Kootenay it may be mentioned that  Greenwood's assessment for the year is $550,-  000, being $280,000.over or more than double  that of last year.  ���The Nelson Miner, generally regarded the  -most reliable exponent of Liberal principles  in the interior of British Columbia, takes issue  with Mr. Sifton in his statement that the tariff  is a dead issue. To this the Miner replies:  "To say nov that tbn tariff is a deal isuie;  ^that it has been reformed as much as it will  be or as much as it it necessary is to repudiate the Liberal principles of 1894 and to commit the entire Liberal party to an act of rank  stultification. There are members of the party  whosH nolitical consciences impell them to  protest gainst this. But alas and alack, what  a minority they are!" We regret .that our  contemporary is in the minority, division of  ". the party, but there are others. The Victoria  Globe, forinstance.  Henry Norman, the London correspondent  of the New York Times, is saddened beyond  measure7over the failure of an alliance. He  says : A: American critics have declared that  theUnitod States cannot  add  the  risk  of   a  great war in the far East to its other national  responsibilties. If these premises were true,  the conclusion would be irresistible but this  contention overlooks the bedrock fact of the  situation���namely : that if Great Britain and  the United Siates had simultaneously and in  identical terms informed the powers of their  formal and determined objection to the par- '  tition of China and the exclusion of trade  fr >m any part of the Chinese empire, neither  of these things rwould have taken place .! and  there would have been no war."  The Revelstoke Mail says the report is current, but upon what authority is not stated, that  the proposed railway connecting Arrowhead  with Kootenay lake via Trout lake is to be  commenced shortly at the southern or Koo-  tenay lake end. It is generally believed  that the provincial allies of the Great Northern  have eager eye3 fixed on the Lardeau with the  hope of drawing its product to and supplying  the trade from the 'south. And, as their  principal entry point would be from'Kootenay  lake without any connection with our northern  system up here, to commence from that end  would be'stealing a march on them and a  stroke of,policy on the part of their powerful  rivals. ��� Itls the Slocan struggle over again,  but-if this report is true, with the tables  turned.  It is pleasing to note that the management  of the Nelson Opera House have decided to  play nothing but meritorious attractions in  future. Organizations like the Markhams  should not be permitted to rob the public,  but the management knew nothing about the  company and consequently are not altogether  to blame.; The theatre-going citizens of Nelson are willing to give sterling attractions a  generous patronage, and realizing this fact  -the management of the Opera House will turn  the cold shoulder to barnstormers in future.  We mention it merely in a casual way that  a newspaper which uses a water nvHor to run  its pres3 cannot bespoken of by this journal  as "our 'steamed contemporary."  The burning of the Windsor Hotel and the  dreadful loss of life, at New York city, the  other day, has once more directed attention to  the necessity of providing large buildings with  adequate means of egress in case of fire.  The Irish Standard (Minneap-dis), one of  the brightest weekly newspapers published in  the United States, the day after St. Patrick's  day had the following : " Kenneth C. Beaton,  a former member "of the Tribune staff and war.  correspondent during the Pillager troubles,  'has returned -from Nelson, B. C , and is again  connected with the Tribune in his former capacity." Mr. Beaton is still in Nelson, and  the fact that the editor of the Irish Standard  believes he saw that gentleman in Minneapolis on or about the 17th of March may be construed as a reflection on the brand used in the  Plour City to celebrate the anniversary of Ireland's patron saint. However, Mr. Beaton  will leave for Minneapolis next Friday and  without flattery it may be said that he takes  with him not only the best regards of the  n wspaper workers of Nelson but also the sin-'  cere wishes for his future success of the many  friends he has made during his short residence  here. , ���  Recent developments in the treatment of  low grade refractory ores by the use of  electricity opens immense new fields for  research. According to an exchange, one of  the newer processes includes crushing to a  very fine degree and mixing with a solution  said to consist of 8<��,nd and lime. It is as.-erted  that the chemical aciion which results liberates the mineral in the ore to such an extent'  that by the use of an electric current, similiar  to the process of electro-plating, the metallic  contenTs, of the rock can be calught upon  revolving rollers, from which the deposit is  scraped and preserved as rapidly as it accumulates. The process is said to be far cheaper  than any yet known.        ..  The report telegraphed from, Vancouver  that a miniature war had broken out between  the Canadians and Americans' on the Dalton  trail was a pure fabrication, but the man who  manufactured that report is still permitted to  run at large.  The Victoria Board of Trade cannot be  moved in its opposition to the Corbin charter.  At it meeting yesterday, the board resolved,  "that parliament should not sanction the construction of any railway from the United  States into the southern portion of British  Columbia until our interior towns and smelting and refining centers have been closely established and brought into close relation with  the Canadian agricultural and commercial  centers."  If it should transpire that the Klondyke is  after ail in the United States, what will be-,  come of the Government office-holders sent into that country? Will they be turned loose  in some other part Canada, perhaps British  Columbia?    That is the question.  One of the most   popular   of   the   English  Sunday journals has recently been   discussing  the question of longevity from a lay .point of  view and interesting indeed are the    opinions  that have been evoked.     The  editor  of   the  paper in  question   is   led   to   remark.     " A  correspondent discussing my  conclusion   that  in longevity a good constitution   is  the  chief  factor, and here-dity the cause of it,'remarks :���  .'This may be true in  a   way,   but   I ^think-  nevertheless'.that  food  plays  a considerable  part in it,    I maintain that long-lived people  instinctively  eat the proper food  to  insure  longevity, and also that their instinct may be  cultivated and improved to the benefit of   the  individual.     Every   man   in   time   gets   ;o  f  %  ijt^it  .a.affllllu^imBTOTOffl^^ _ rl���all [l>lit  THE ECONOMIST  3  \^  know the diet most suitable to him, and if he  has strength of mind to follow it hfr.t-fiis.  Of course I am not going to lay down a  general rule of diet except, that generally  meat, vegetables, ami fruit are better than  sUrchy food-, containing as they do less of  the minerals which eve-Uuully choke one up  and lead to an ossification of the svslein."  The c'ty fathers' :\re determined to begin  the work of paving the streets-at once even if  they have to undertake the job themselves  With that end in view, Aid. Thomson has imported a, number of blue shirts, which will be  supplied to the mayor<.and aldermen while  the work is in progress. It is understo id that  Aid. Fletcher will attend to the grading, while'  Aid. Thorns m will superintend the b tiling of  the asphalt. The whole thing will be under  the immediate and capable supervision of His  Worship tne Mayor.   ���  rh-d couples would be helping each other to  rt'hliz" the dreams of their youth. The old-  fr-hi-wied virtue, thrift, domestic ecmomy,  savin;? up for a rainy day, net-ds a revival,  n-it, especially in the homes of the very j>oor,  but in tko-e wl o have 'their hemes and  whose ambition to make a show prompts them  to adojp! the habits and ap; t.Jio ways of the  very \'wh.  Ore shipments from Moyiefor the month of  February amounted to 370 tons. The St. Eugene contributed 240 tons of TKfiTamuuiit, and  the Lake Shore came up with the. balance of  130 tons. The aggregate value of 0the 370  tons of ore is in the neighborhood of* $27,010,  taking as a basis the returns from the five car  loads of Lake Shore ore,'winch run $73 to1 the  ton. This means that nearly $1,000 in ore  values left Moyie each day during the month  of February, says the Leade ;  Half a million dollars i- asked from the  Ontario- Government, by William MacKen-  zie and o hers, as a further bonus for the  Rainy River Railway, to assistin the development of t'ne rich mineral and agricultural re--  s 'Urces of what is known as New Ontario. .A  rjonus of $3,000 per mile was granted the railway refrfred to ��� last vear. What is' now  a-ked is an additional $1,000 a mile, and a  bonus of $4,000 for the 75, miles, from Fort  Francis to Rainy River. Right of way is'also  a?k'jd, as well as free construction timber  from the Crown lands..  The way of the transgressor is hard. Last  year the E ist Kootenay Miner called the publisher of this paper a pickpocket, and now the.  Miner is in the hands of the sheriff.  Melbburne, Ausiralia, with a population  of 500,000, owns its own lighting system, and  the city made a profit out of it, last year, of  $750,000. St. Louis, Mo., with a population of  650,000, spends over $314,000 a year on its  lighting, and expects to do so.  In   Nelson, at  the   present   time   there   is  scarcely a vacant house.  The   extravagant  . thoery   of   the    young  people as to the necessity for keeping  up   certain style is the reason, says the  Washington  Post, why so many of them  put  off   marriage  year after year, and finally drift into the irremediable  stage of  celibacy.      Girls   without  fortunes are supported in idleness and  luxury  by over-indulging parents and expected to  be  t-.ius cared   for   after  marriage.    The  annual  cost of such a girl's maintenance is more than  the income of a young man, unless he   be  exceptionally   foitunate.    The   fault   lies   with  the parei.t-'.    Unless they are prepared to give  a. fortune with a daughter when- she marries,  they have.no moral right to make  her  uufit  for the  position   of  wife in   the home  of  a  young man who his his ft riune to make.    And  this is not a trivial mistake, for it  is  a great  and increasing source  of personal   unhappi-  nes'p, and it inevitably   promotes immorality.  Instead of thousands of bachelors  and  spin-  s.ers in boadingi houses in -Baltimore,   Washington and other cities, there should be thousands of modest homes, in which young mar-  Tiie Australian Federation Bill is now assured. The special session of the new South  Walee Parliament to consider the matter has  been convened.- The Governar, in his speech  from the throne, said it appeared to the New  South Wales Ministry that the other governments had gone so far to meet the objections  of New South Wah-s that further delay or opposition to the completion of the great work of  national union was unreasonable. The question had narrowed itself down to the issue between those who were really desirous of union  and those who -.-..;���; rot.  blocked the v. ;"A > ;'  operating witA "������  '. h rough to mni^- ...  i':Ay sufficient i��w  took'- indifference or lack of influe,.c*j, the  citizens are compelled to send .'; oi-m x'-0->awa  to bring the matter before i-; Gy-;<',ymi^nt.  The centleman selected to pt-tr>- -:, this :a,-k is  Mr. W. A. Galliher, and no huh, is better qu il-  .ifivd to undertake the work. Mr. Galliher  will place'the ma'ter before the Government  intelligently, and if there is any chance ot securing the much coveted, building we hpl;eve  Mr. Galliher will be able to uet it. ' H> will'  not be influenced b}r Sir Wilfrid's winning  smile, and may be depended upon'to stay  with the game until something tangible is secured.' ' ��� '   ". ..     ���  Lucerne, Switzerland,-has an ancient wall  with eight towers. The builders must have  worked under the. eight-lower law, of which we  read so much these days.  Transfusion of blood has been found' efficacious in   curing  pneumonia.    To  keep  pne's  own-blood in good condition at all times'is  a:  better preventive. .  It now looks as if the' "West enders were hot  going to get a saloon for some months to come,  which will have.the effect of keeping open >the  line of communication between the residents  of that part of theci-;. and the-1 places where  saloons do most abound.  -jic...   _-t>_:j i   Ivjli r jdjeiu"^��� w iiu -���  l->  ye.'.r, is now heartily co-  ��� ^ +o carry a bill  v ���1.J.->j(��rity of the electo-  alification of the great  measure of federation. It may be interesting  u> note that the Mr. Barton referred to visited  British Columbia in 1893, and devoted considerable attention to the workings of Confederation as it exists in Canada.  Tpie residents of Nelson are begining to realize what it is to have a representative in  the  Dominion House of Commons  who  is  either  making no effo t, or has not enough influence  with the administration, to secure  the  much  needed public'building in this city.    Mr. Bos-  teck may mean well, but that counts   for   but  little in the present emergency.    The Government pays out more for detached buildings in  which to carry on the public, service than  the  interest would amount to on the money required  to erect a building in which  all   the government business in this district could transacted.  Mr. Bostock must be aware of  this  fact, and  if so, why does he not impress upon the Government the necessity of having such a  building erected at once?    On account of Mr.  Bos-  Tiie following is pn ><:d for the edification  of Postmaster-Genera\ Hillock. It is from a  paper printed at Ket'e Falls,- Wash: "As  proof of the perfection of the mail system  there was delivered by Postmaster Fuller, during the week, a package that turned up in the  mail car, bearing neithi r the address of the  "sender nor of the persoi-. who .a to receive  it. The package when (���uened vv fovnd to contain a ring, and notices were at-  all post offices along the line t-  had been found with no add*--  ties here who were expecting n. .  age, at once filed of the package-  rest was not difficult, and this week the lost  ring was delivered to the person to whom it  should have been addressed but wasn't."  ���   5 sent to  ;i  package  .    The par-  .liar  nack-  'uund.    The  A clergyman in one of our city churches  says: "The bestmau in Nelson is the one  who spendsmost of his time on his knees, I  don't care who he is." The man who makes a  business of putting down carpet would appear  to have a pretty sure thing on eternal glory.  ' Jay Gould made his family name.'feared, but  his daughter is making the name of Gould  honored and respected.  The addition of a few hundred books to the  Nelson Public Library still further enhances  the value of that institution. : THE ECONOMIST.  ELLEN LARRABEE'S LUCK.  It may be a tradition among readers of The  Economist that most people lose everything  by going to prison; but such is not always the  case. In one particular instance, at least, a  woman found everything by being sent to jail.  She discovered all her nearest relatives and  got an offer of marriage by serving out a term  in the penitentiary.  Some years ago the name of Ellen Larrabee  was quite famous, at least quite notorious, as  being that of probably the most daring and  successful of female burglars. That was not  really eaying very much, for there have been  very few female burglurs at any period or in  any place. Women make skillful pickpockets, accomplished '* shoplifters," fashionable  kleptomariiaces, but they seldom take to bur-  i lary. It is too hazardous and requires not  only, courage but muscle. But Ellen Larrabee proved to be annexception to the ordinary  rule among women, and perpetrated several  daring , burglaries which would have done  credit or discredit to a man, and which were  at first attributed to a man. Her identity  was, however, ultimately traced and her secret  revealed.    ,  And spite her sex, she received a severe  punishment and a long-term in State's prison.  Her case attracted wide attention and of  course her antecedents we?e discussed and described. And some interest was excited by the  fact that the woman herself had never known  who her parents were nor whether they were  living or dead.  She had been found as an infant on somebody's door-step and had been consigned by  the " somebody " to the-relactant care of a  public institution, which had " farmed her  out " till she ran away and set up life for herself in sin and shame. All the details of her  early career were given in the papers when  her trial came up, and of course were widely  read and copied.  One morning an elderly woman called at  the jail, and with much mystery was accorded  an interview with the prisoner, Ellen Larrabee. And in the course of this interview the  mysterious visitor informed the prisoner that  she was her mother, and proved her statement.  Yes, she was the convict's mother and had  had this fact impressed upon her by reading  a sketch of the convict's life published in the  papers. Had it not been for seeing this published sketch of her own daughter the mother  would never in this world have met or known  her child.  But this was not all. One day when her  new-found mother was calling to see her at  the Brooklyn penitentiary, Crow Hill, where  Ellen Larrabee was confined, the mother's eye  chanced to fall upon a male prisoner who was  then, with the rest of the male convicts, marching from cell to workshop. As she gazed at  this particular prisoner she clutched her  daughter's arm and cried: " Look at that  man well, for heis your fatherl" And so, indeed, he was, though his wife, Ellen's mother,  had not seen him for nearly a score of years  and knew not until this unexpected episode of  his whereabouts.  And yet, after twenty years' absence and  desertion, here he was, serving a term in the  same prison and at the same time with his deserted daughter, with his deserted wife looking on. All three at last met together, or the  first time in twenty yearp,aye, longer than that,  as both-mother and father had abandoned their  child, Ellen, to the tender mercies of the  world years before. Probably not for thirty  years had mother, father and daughter met,  all three, and now they met by chance (if  there is such a thing^as chance) in the penitentiary. ���       ���   ��, ���  Ellen Larrabee, the female burglar, had  thus far discovered by or through her being  convicted of crime and being sent to prison  first her mother and then her father. But  there was more to come. While working in  the shoe-shop department of the penitentiary,  to which she was assigned and in which she  became the quickest and most expert crafts-  woman, making even a more skillful shoe-&  maker,than she had been a burglar, the matron of the prison sent for her and brought her  to the warden, who introduced her in his office  to a young farmer.  This fellow, quite young," quite handsome  and quite rich, even if quite green, was named  Daniel Sprague, and came from Connecticut  somewhere near Stamford. He had read  in the papers all about Ellen Larrabee and had  become infatuated about her from the printers' ink accounts, and bad now come to town  to see the subject of his thoughts and these reports in person. Well, he was allowed to see  Ellen and to talk to her after awhile. And ere  th first interview between the parties was over  the farmer boy proposed marriage to the convict girl.  Nor was the farmer such a fool as. he would  seem at first sight in this. Ellen was quite a  handsome girl and really looked as unlike a  criminal as possible. She was modest in her  manners, quiet in her ways and would impress ..strangers favorably. She completely  conquered Daniel Sprague. who wanted to  marry her forthwith.  So that, in fact, Ellen Larrabee came across  not only two parents but one adorer.  What a life of rectitude might not have  done for her a term in State's prison had  brought about. Certainly there was never a  more striking illustration of the romance of  crime than this. And yet cui bono? What  came of it all?   Nothing, absolutely nothing.  Ellen Larrabee cared neither for the mother  nor the father who had been discovered for  her by her imprisonment, naturally enough.  They had violated all the ties of nature themselves in their desertion of her. She could  not begin to learn to love them after years of  UAter abandonment and indifference, and a convict father at the eleventh hour is neither a  man to admire nor to love.  And as for her lover, her would-be-farmer  husband, circumstances interfered between  him and her which parted them finally. True,  the rustic, rough and ready wooer offered before Warden Green, at his office in  the peni  tentiary, to marry the pretty prisoner at  once, but the warden, could not permit such a  sudden marriage, and Judge Moore, who had  sentenced the prisoner and to whom the matter was referred, refused to consider the marriage proposition favorably or to parden out  the convict for the former's sake. So the  young rustic returned to Connecticut to wait  for his bride till shehad served her term out.  But by that time he had tired and changed  his mind.  This was terribly prosaic, altogether unro-  mantic, but I am recording a reminiscence,  not writing a novel, and the bottom facts of  this strange case were simply that although in  the most peculiar and striking manner a female burglar found a mother, a father and a  lover in State's prison by being sent there,  nothing ever came of her triple "find," and  her prison romance had a realistic and colorless ending.  Perhaps, after all, such an end, after such a  start, was the most pecular point of the whole  strange story. The Bohemian.  Pope Nicholas V. was the founder of the  Vatican library, which has been increased by  many popes. The libraries of the Duke of  Urbino, of the Elector Palatine, of Christina  of Sweeden, of the family Ottoboni, and others, have been added to it. It contains 80^000  printed volumes and 24,000 manuscripts, of  which 5,000 are in Greek, 16,000 in Latin, and  3,000 in the Oriental languages.  The Empress of Germany is an accomplished  photographer, and while on her recent trip  to the Holy Land devoted much time to her  favorite amusement. Since her return she  has given permission for a number of the  most beautiful photographs taken there and  during the journey to be published in the  form of an album, which will be put on sale,  the proceeds to be devoted to charity.  The report of a, battle reaches the world over  in these days of the reign of the newspaper, but  without any such outside aid it can be heard  far beyond the scene of actual strife. The reports of guns themselves, the real sound of  battle, go far out into space, and can be distinguished a long way from the point of conflict. Prof. W. F. Sinclair says that there is  nothing unusual in the hearing of artillery at  a distance of sixty miles. The Bombay time  guns and salutes are often heard at the northern Mahim, a distance of over fifty miles.  The guns are���or were at the time when the  observations were made^-very modest affairs,  old fashioned twenty-four or thirty-two pounders, loaded with four or five pounds of coarse  black powder, not all of which was burnt., The  target practice of the forts and torret ships at  Bombay was easily distinguishable from mere  salutes and time guns, not merely as a louder  sound, but by being felt in the chest when the  others conld only be heard. The sound produced by modern powder is probably very different from tiiat;of the old black powder, so  that an army in action at the present time  may be relied upon to make its voice heard.���'  The " din of battle "is not a figure of speech,  .J THE ECONOMIST  HOW HE DIED.  An Episode From the  Soudan.  He had lived in an infant village of Scotland, lying in the bosom of the hills, wrapped  in green trees, and soothed by the prattle of a  fussy brook and the weird singing and sigh-  ings of nature. He had, lived in the peace of  solitude, with the mountains for his,great  shaggy playfellows, and he scrambled among  {' \ their great beards, the forests, like a little flea.  The burn was his bath, and he and his companions would run around it like young white  deer���diving like white arrows into the water,  or framing its dear  mirror like  a group  of  baautiful nude angels whose wings.were at the  washing. Here his memory was born, and  the birthplace of memory is its shrine for  evermore.  Such  was  his nursery���the  humming  of  bees, the singing of birds,  the murmuring  of  brooks, the  fanning  of green  branches���the  nursery of life; far away from the  humming  of bullets, the blare of trumpets, the rolling of  drums���the nursery of death.  ,    Now he was dying.    The dying  have  good  memories.    Death's door is a mirror.    He had  worked on  the little farm'  with   his   elder  brother.     His name  was John���no,  it  was  ''Jock."   He-had-worked there until he  was  2).    He rose at 5 in the morning and  yoked  " Bess," the old mare-,  into  the plow.    They  -     plowed together for two hours.    One of "Bess'"  eyes  were  blind���the  left one.     They  had  breakfast at eight, and Jock asked   the  blessing:    " We thank Thee, 0 Father, for giving  us our daily bread."    That was  all.    He re��  membered it,  every word.   He  wondered if  Jock asked the blessing yet.    He had a  letter  in   his pocket from his  mother and   Jock.  Neither of them could write,  so the minister  had  written  it for them.   But  his  mother  had spoken it all, he knew-her in every  w<. r 1,  except that bit at the end tellinghow old Tom,  the dog, had got his leg broken in the  act  of  hanging on to  Bess' tail.    Tnat  was Jock's  ? contribution.  These terrible flies.  He couldn't  turn around either.    Something wrong  with  hisback. He couldn't feel anything. Heseemed  to be resting on air and the air hurt him.  He was. lying beside a rock.    It was black-  smooth���-hard.   It gleamed  with  the many  ^   colors of an opal when the sun struck it.    The  sun was going down.    It seemed  to  be  hot  with the day's work.   It buried its red face in  the sand.   How silent everything  was!   It  was like the kirk, on the Sabbath,    How large  the rxk was when he lay  at its  feet I   Like  life.    He had never thought it so  large when  he walked about it four hours ago.    Like life  again.   He had walked about it  on his fe t.  How strange to walk on one's feet:  Where were the soldiers���his mates?   Were  they all killed?   He was alive,  but dying.  His heart throbbed too fast.    How still every-  ^     thing was; no humming in the air, or yelling  ^     of the black, white-clad devils,  or oaths,  or  squirtings   of   blood���nothing    but   silence.  Could he turn his head ?   He could, but some?  thing like hot water trickled over his brow  There was a dead black Arab about two yards  away���a ghastly bunch of martality. How  black he was! "JocV' had never seen a black  man. His eyes were staring at him like balls  of glass. What were they staring at him for?  His teeth were clenched, and his right hand  held a spear. The spear point was red. One  dark leg was drawn up. He looked like, a  waxwork figure blown over by the wind.  When did he leave home? , Two years ago  ���two years ago���two years ago. Something  in his ears seemed to draw out the words like  elastic and ring them like bells. What was  he thinking of? His memory seemed to faint  and then'recover. Two years since then?  was that all? _ _^  He remembered that morning very well. A  ; bonnie morning. The birds were singing and '  the burn murmuring to itself. It would be  murmuring now. Jock would be in bed by  this time. The great mountains were clothed  in purple���crimson thrones. The sheep dotted them with white spots, and they were very  lonesome.    He had his red coat  on,, and "his  sword and all; but he cried as  he  went oyer  the brae.  He remembered it very well. "S'long,  Jock," he had said, but they never shook  hands. " S'long Dick," said Jock, and combed dovyn the mare, y   ��  " S'long, mother." His mother was  making,  Jock's porridge, stirring it on the fire.    Tom,  the cat, squirmed in and out around his  legs,  his tail in air, as though he was  drunk.    Oh;  God!  Rover followed him up to the brae.  .Rover  was his collie, his dog.    They had worked together many a morning up  on  the hill.    He  had shared his breakfast many a time.    That  nigger's eyes���-how they stared.    Rover stared  at him like that.    " Hame! "hecried,    "flame  wi' ye, Rover! "   The dog looked at him  with  surprised eyes, but did cot budge. "Hame Rover! "    The dog whined, but did not move.    He  took up a stone and flung it  at  the  dog.    It  struck it.    He cowed under the blow.   "Hame  Rover!" he cried sternly, and  the  tears  ran  down his cheeks.    The dog ran  back  a  little  way, faced about, plumped down on the heather  and watched  him.    When he turned  at the  top of the brae and looked back it was watching him.  A brown fly was on the black rock about a  foot from his face. It stood very still, It  might have been painted. He watched it intently. Its wings were like glistening armor.  Its feet and legs were bright red. It had been  wading in blood. Would it never go? He  could not raise his hand to brush it away.  He blew it with his breath���gasping���but it  did; not budge. Suddenly it started away.  Was the world dead that everything was  so  hushed?    Somethimg howled very far away   a dog, perhaps. How beautiful the desert was  ���like a great beach with the ocean rolled  away out of sight. A golden floor, like the  floor of heaven. But one did not die in  heaven. A, star gleamed very far away, like a  shimmering jewel in a deep blue evening robe.  The moon rose u^ to the roof of the world like  a yellow Chinese lantern.  Why was he lying there?   How had it hap  pened?   Then he remembered���the regiment  standing in the shady desert waiting for the  rush.   How strange it all  was.   The silence  was terrible.    A man  behind   him  began to  laugh.    Another swore oaths in  a  low voice.  Another said:'  " Got a bit o'  baccy,  mate?"  [Then, from behind the  rocks a  long row of  white smoke puffscurled up, like smoke from  gigantic  pipes.    Red   tongues  spit at  them.  The air hummed and whistled.    A man's  hat  went off.   A bayonet fell with a jingle, and  a  man sat down upon the1 sand  with  a scared  white face, fiddling  with  the  buttons of his,  coat.    Somebody began to moan.    The captain,  said: " Steady, men.   Take the beggars low'  down." .'''".,  Then the  great  dark  wave,  white-crested   *���  came racing across the yellow beach.   It broke   ,  upon the red rock���fierce, angry faces, blazing eyes, white1 teeth,  big  flapping feet.   He  set his teeth and drove his  bayonet in  a  big  black body.    How soft  it  was.'  It squirmed   '  on the end^of it like a fly on the end of a pin.  Then the blow came -a terrible shock.   It  seemed to lift him into the air and filling him  backward.    Something stopped his ears.  The  reeling black and  red  figures  flashed  downward.  Now he was  lying  beside  the rock.   How   . -  strange he felt! , That dead soldier���how white  ���  ' his face was! A little hole in his forehead��� ..  a little red pea. ' Life had leaped through that.  What a small thing it was! Who was moaning for water? Was it he, or someone behind  him? He could not tell. It was getting cold.  The stars were all watching him. The beauti- '  ful desert. That was Rover howling. He was  very near. How loud the howling was!  Death's  watchdogs.      He  was   near   death's  house.  "S'long, Jock."    How dizzy  he felfc.    He  could not see verv well.  " S'long,. mother."    A   black  mist  rushed  over the sand.    His head tumbled  backward  as though a prop had been suddenly removed.  The diamond eyes turned into glass of a pale  blue and green color.  Extract from the  newspaper���the soldier's  epitaph.    "Killed in   the  Soudan:    Richard  McDonald, aged 22."  When at school Beatrice Plarraden possessed  one of the traits that made   Charlotte  Bronte  so popular ;   she could entertain a  doimitory  full of   girls  with  marvelous  stories.     Miss  Harraden was sent to a girl's boarding school  when she was 12 years  old,   and among the  treasured things she took with her were  terra  cotta busts of Goethe and Schiller, a   portrait  of Shakespeare and a print of John Hampden.  The girls thought this was a  little  to   much,  and they at once proceeded to adjust the now-  comer's treasures to their  own- sense  of   propriety.     Shakespeare   and     Schiller    disappeared, and Hampden's features   were  made  " more Irish and less nice" by having  a  pipe  stuck in his mouth.     This   sort    of teasing, '  however, did not outlast   the   first  night   of  storytelling, and Beatrice b came the popular  girl of the jschool. THE ECONOMIST.  I.-*���-  OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.  Chinese Cooks.  (Rossland Record.) ,  The fact that a Chinese cook killed and  Ijprepared fur thpoven a fox terrier pup for a  ||fan!i3y itn Rowland last Tuesday and that an-  jgjoih.er was going to cook an owl on the same  f| day,, vividly illusuaies that the " Heathen  ||Cbinee", is unfit to lake the place of the white  idoinestic servant. If a'Chinaman would cook-  |ja dog or an owl, he would cook anything or  |put anything into the cooking,   and   the filth  | people who  emjloy   them   are liable  to  eat  IhKunoihiug awful lo-contemplate.    The  scar-  Is '    ' - ...  1 city of gills has forced'many families in  i$'  Ro?s-  83-1 and to' employ -Chinese  in  the   kitchen, but  | there are plenty of gocd girls in Eastern Can-  m  |ada who would I'e'glad to come to  Rossland  | for the wages'paid the Chinamen, if they were  \j sure of employment.  ���  Martin's Revenge.  (Vernon News.)  <t> ...' i  - ' The gentlemen appointed by the-Attorney-  || General to wear silk as Queen's Council,, are  | all well entitled to the distinction. Each of  If them has attained to considerable'prominence  in thedegal   profession,1 and   ih-ir characters  || are   such   as to  command  personal   respect.  H But this does not conterac't theinjustice  done  ;? to other members of the bar in   this province,  | who have. had   little   honors   conferred upon  | them', in past years, by the Dominion Govern-  | ment, and who, by the arbitrary enactment of  | the Hob. Joseph .Martin, are now deprived   of  j the,wtll-de erved title.    There is certainly  a  j good deal more  law than justice in   the  ��ict  I which'deprives   former  Attorney-Generals   of  f this and  other  provinces  of  this  hoao able  i| badge of merit."   But Mr. Martin   must  have  | his  revenge;   and   until  a  ruler  arises  who  jl knows not Joseph, such things will be.  n\  hi  A Pitiable Spectacle.  (London Financial News.)  -y' We have seen few more pitiful manifesta-  vtions of sheep-like folly than that which  marked the development of the precious Anglo-American entente in this country. From  the beginning the Republic has treated England with a measure of jealous impertinence  that even France to-day cannot equal. England, on her part, regularly turned the other  cheek to, the smiter, and the smiter smote it  with added zesA of hatred. A In the unequal  battleEnglaid was invariably worsted; and  though this did not disturb; her good humor  it seems but to have.exacerbated the'Be public.  It must be a cruel blow to the English  promotors of alliance to learn that the commission which was to prove the value of the  new friendship is definitely doomed to failure,  and that a m i -erable fiasco is  inevitable.    So  If you waut the choicest brands and blends of  tea and; coffee, go to Morrison & Caldwell.  far as a treaty clearing up all elements of dispute { nd cementing close friendly relations between the United States and Canada and England is concerned, that is now recognized as  out of the question. The United States delegates have attended the meetings in the spirit  of a certain kind of cricket team which goes  to the game intending to "win, tie or wrangle"  ���save that the United States delegates will  not even tie.  Will Remain in the Field.  (Ottawa Citizen.)  The speech delivered by Sir Charles Tup-  per at the meeting of the Lower Town Conservatives last night was in many respects a  notable utterance. Speaking of his plans for  the future Sir Charles declared that he proposes to remain in the field of active politics  as long as he feels that his efforts can be a  benefit to the Conservative party and the  country.. Enjoying as he does' remarkable  vigor and energy for a man of his age, he proposes to devote his remaining ye��rs to the service of Canada and ,to the consummation of  that policy of nation-building which has been  the consistent aim of the Liberal-Conservative party since confederation.,- In pursuance  of this policy Sir Charles directed the attention of his audience to the strengthening of  the feeling in England in favor of preferential trade as indicated bv the recent article in  the Times, and pointed out the immense ad-"  vantage that must accrue not only to Canada  but to the general policy of imperial unity,  which at the present time is obtaining' such a  strong hold upon the sentiment and sympathies of the British public. Sir Wilfrid Lau-  rier's speech in 1897 did. much to discouage  the pcrferential ideas in England, but the  trend of imperial politics is becoming steadily  more favorable to its ultimate adoption, and it  remains for Canada to use every effort to further the success of the movement.  Canada as a Resort.  (Victoria Colonist.)  The Critic, of London, strongly recommends  Canada as a pleasure ground, and says that a  liberal expenditure of money by Britons on a  holiday, is about the^only way in which the  Mother country can reciprocate any trade advantages which the Dominion may extend by  tariff preferences. That there isnothing in Europe comparable to Canada in the respect mentioned must be conceded. Scenery, climate,  sport and luxurious means of traveling are  ready to hand, and in these days of fast|trans-  '������ Atlantic passages the time required for the  journey is hot great. The one requisite still  lacking is " the- fashion."', It is not fashionable to come to Canada for a holiday, and the  average pleasure seeker goes abroad to be seen  as well as to see. How can Canada be made  fashionable as a pleasure ground?       j  We fancy that the  Canadian Pacific  could  contribute more to an answer to this question  than any other single agency. In these days  when so much attention is being given to  Oriental matters, it might be possible to excite sufficient interest in the, British public  concerning the Canadian highway to make it  quite the fasaionable thing to spend a few  weeks in the summer trip to British Columbia. Doubtless to the average Britisher of  leisure a transcontinental journey and an  ocean journey seem like too strong a combination; but when once he learns how little  discomfort and how much enjoyment the two  afford, he might be induced to turn his face  to the west more often than he does when in  search-of=p!easure. We notice that there is  much complaint in the south of France and  Italy of the absence of the free-spending Britisher. He is "going further afield for his  amusements. Egypt and other African points  attract him. So great has the financial loss  been to Italy that a discussion has taken place  in the parliament at Rome as to how best to  avert the consequences. With his old resorts  coming into disfavor, perhaps because they  have become hackneyed,-it ought not to be a  very difficult thing to persuade the Britisher  and his wife and family that Canada is worth  attention as a pleasure ground. The effort is  certainly worth making.  A MISSPELLED TAIL.  A little buoy said:   "Mother deer,  May Eye go out to play?  The son is bright, the heir is clear,  Owe! mother, don't say neigh!"  "Go fourth, my sun," the mother said:  Iiis ant said:   Take'ewer slay,  Your gneiss knew sled, awl painted read,  But dew not lose ewer weigh."  "Ah, know!" be cried, and sought the street.  With hart scw^full of glee���  The weather changed and snow and sleet   ,  And reign fell fierce and free.  Threw snowdrifts grate, threw wattry pool,  He flue with might and mane���  Said he:   "Though I would walk by rule,  Eye am knot write; 'tis plane.  "Ide like two meat some kindly sole,  For hear gnu dangers weight,  And yonder stairs a treacherous whole;  To sloo has bin my gate.  "A peace of bred, a gneiss hot stake,  Eyed chews if Eye were home;  TIiis cruel fate my heart willl brake.  I love knot thus too Rome.  "I'm week and pail; I've mist my rode!"  Butt hear a carts came passed���  He and his sled were safely toed  Back two his home at last.  During the recent blizzard in Philadelphia,  the messenger girl made her debut. When  the hundreds of telegrams came rushing into  the--office,'the small girl'pam'e to the rescue of  the men who would sink in the snowdrifts.  She cou!cf skim along the top without breaking '';.through'. Here is another .case of  -special'opportunity.-. ���  Lipton's teas, 60c to 75c.   Morrison & Caldwell.  Everything in the grocery line at Morrison &  Caldwell's.  For   Rent���Four-roomed   house.     Apply   at  Economist Office. : AlA' ���'..,:���,". -.������//: -  >j ii&r^cW^ffi* "m  AA;!fe  THE ECONOMIST.  J-V-.I I ���.iCnma.n |IJ��T��"���Tiffi-fl-j  .f  )  THE   .CITY   OF  ML  ^u   ^."ated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest  Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  IV A-  is 'Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  nountain Mining.District, the.richest in West Kootenay. Here'is also a vast tract of  tarming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit, Grain and Vegetables  -Lots xiow, for Sale  Further particulars apply to  Or  Nelson,  Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  .-Agents for Manitoba- Produce ��� Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  a':;:; NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  &c**-  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonico  Hold, lay the market odds on  all important events. Starting  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by cable  VICTORIA, B.C.  Chinese and Japanese   Doctors.  The     Japanese    doctor .   never  dreams of asking a poor patient for  a   fee.     A    proverb   among    the  medical fraternity of that  country  says : <   '��� When the twin enemies,  poverty and disease, invade a home  then he who takes, aught from that  home, even though it be given him,  is. a   robber."     "Often,"   says   a  recent writer,   " will a  doctor  not  only give his time and his medicine  freely to  the sufferer, but  he  will  :\Uo  give him money to   tide  over  dire necessities."    Every physician  has his own dispensary,  and  consequently    there   are    very    few  apothecaries' shops.     When a rich  man calls in a physician,   he  does  not expect to receive any   bill for  medical services.     In fact, no such  thing as a doctor's bill is known in  Japan,   though   nearly    all.   the  modern   practices   are    in   vogue  there.     The doctor  has  never  to  ask   for   his   fee; when   he    has  finished his visits to  a  patient,  a  present is made to him of whatever  sum the patient or his friends deem  to  he   a   just   compensation.     A  Chinese doctor's fee is perhaps  the  smallest in the world ranging from  four to ten cents, but this   can   be  accounted for by the fact that any  one can practice as doctor or physician, it only   being   nece sary   to  hang  out  a   sign  intimating  the  fact ; and, although   they   are   so  numerous, they are, as a body, the  most respected men in China.  James '���Lawrence.: Has gone over  to  Spokane  on a business visit.  ���.'Mr.-.'J. .Roderick  Robertson has lelt for. a  mmth's visit to friend3 in Victoria.  A. Macdonald, head of the firm of A.   Mac-  donald .& Co., is in the city.  /���yuskonook will be the terminals of (he Nel-  I   F(5 rand��� Bedlington railway.  H. F. Parker, Winnipeg, arrived here MonA  day, to take a position ae boo'<keeper with the  Parsons Produce Co. A  The director!? of the Nelson Public Library  will give a ball for the benefit of '.that; institution'. ..-"  will be further improved by the erection of a  first-class hotel on the lots owned by A. $..  Hodgins.  G. M. Leishman, the popular representative  I   of the Ogilvie Milling Co., is in Nelson.  I'.  Miss Mary Hand,:of Los Angeles/reached  Nelson Saturday night. She has accepted a  position as stenographer and typewriter -with  the Parsons Produce Co.  The corner of Kootenay and Baker  streets  There were over 200 visitors to the reading  rooms of the Free Public Library last week  and an increased number of books were loaned  to subscribers.  The directors of the West Kootenan Brick:  & Lime Company believe in a policy of ex*,  pansion. They have burchased the brick yard  near the eastern limits of Nelson from Henry  Walters, and will operate it in connection  with thejr othey yards. '    ���' ��� ���    .  <j  \e�� *8  THE ECONOMIST.  111  if  :  to  ff  Hi  m\I i/y  tmoke  Cigars.  v; Wolfe Tone/'a new  pbiy,  has-  scored a hii in Dublin.'  Loudon his  its   fir^t, vaudeville  theater on the coutinous plan.  The Spider abd' F\v, and Fly arc-  booked tr> appear at the Nelson  Opera House A ril 12 and ]"3.  ��I  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  Kootenay. Bell, Little  Gem, Blue Buds, Ves-  talias, Bonnie Fives.  ALL UNION HADE.  <��)������  f!he Clara Thropp company cin>  ceiied tin ir enp.'sg��*ment at the Nelson 0 pera iiouse, but may be, r eej:  here in May.  The original'of il Court Scandal,'-'  bv Aubrey B.iuci*-.:i!i!t and 0-wa!d  S lillingfo d, at \.'na Court tl e;fer,  London, is the \Ffe��,oh nlav. " L'es  Amies de Richelieu."  $����  ��� ���*  P. O. Box 126.  Telephone 118.  .William Gih  11 r^t draft of a  .play founded on one of the Conan  Doyle detective stories was destroyed in the recent B.Jd������v'in hotel  fire in San Francisco.  llichard    Mansfield   is   contemplating a revival  of    " Henry   V  'as the outcome of the tendency   toward    Shakespeare  awakened  the  li?erary  plane  *i. Lt til ti.Cv.1  by  bv  NOTIC  Take notice that thirty days after date the  Simeoe Mining and Development Company,  Limited   JLiability,  intend to   change their, ��  bend oince from the city of Nelson, in the Pro- ! ��  vince oi'British Columbia, to the town of Y mir i  in said Province, the consent in writing iiav- '  lug been obioined of the stockholders repre- ��� t  Renting two-thirds of all the capital stock- of ; |  the com pan y. j s  Dated this JUth day of March, 189!). j  Soicorc  Mixing astd  DwvKiiOrMENT Com-.  pasv, Limited Liability. ''      j  ihibMiUmi. i ni ��� iii   'mi wift��.y.tf��^-MffrmiTni*rfcMW w.ira  ���    9  (C3  N0T5CE OF ASSSGNMENT.   -  II  Pursuant to the Creditors Trust DeedActs  . and Amended Acts.  f  umpnreys  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.,  ���   ���  Candies  mi TFaoica! Fruits.  Agents for  Victoria Cot.onist  ! I Seattle timrs,   i    i s  y..F. BuijI-ktin       ,, ,;  Notice is hereby given that Ramuel J. Migh- i |  jvjklson Fconomis't  ton, of Nelson, B. C, heretofore carrying on j a   nelson- Mixkr  busi noss as Tobacco Merchant at Nelson, B. C., i |   Victoria Times'  has by deed dated the 10th day of March, A. \ g - Toronto Mail and Empire  All Kinds of Soft Drinks.  a  "Cyrano de Bergtiac."  Before going to the United  Siates Sir Henry Irving will rtopeu  the Lyceum theater early in April  with Misrf Ellen TWry, afjpoaring  in a play Sardou has wjitcn foi  him on the suhjeot of Robespierre.  Beerbohm Tree thinks of- giving  a " review" in London at the end  of this season, to mark the end of  the century, to airing on a ceni'rAl  dramatic thread a series of tableaux illustrating the march 'of  civilization for 100 years.  Lillian Russell's daughter is now  about 18. Camille d'Arvilie has a  son in college, and the younger of  Pauline Hall's Uvo children  years old. Jaotf Hading  played Julie- whon kt:r  daughter took the pan ui the  nurse.  T). 16'jy, assigned all his personal estate, credits  an deffectsi-which mnybesei/ed and sold under 'ex-eculion;-.and all his real cstase to Hugh  R. Cameron, cf Nelson, 13. C, Agent, in, trust,  for tlie benefit of his creditors. The said'deed  was executed'by the said Samuel J. Mighton | jj  and by the saidPIugh K. Cameron, on the 10th ?  day of March, A. D. IS91>, and all persons having clain'is againsL-the said Samuel J. Mighton are required, on or before the 10th day ol  April, A. D'.vLSHO, to send t<> the trustee full  particulars.o'f the same, duly verified, together  with the .particulars of the security (if,any)  held by 'them.'  Notice is hereby farther given that after the j  said luf.b day of April, A.  D. 1899, the trustee  will proceed  to distribute the assets of the1  trust estate amongst those creditors who are}  entitled thereto, and whose claims have then  been iodgeUwith him, having regard only to  I ho claims of -which he then has notice, and.  that he v^ill not be responsible after said date  lor the assets of the said trust estate, or any  parttherebtAs^ylistributcd to any person or  oersons. firm or corporation of whise claim he  had not' notice at the time of distribution.  Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the  creditors of the said Samuel J. Mighton will  be held at the law office of Macdona Id & Johnson on Baker street, m the citj of Nelson, on  Monday the.20th day of March; A.JO. 1899, at  the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon.  Dated -'Nelson, B. C, this 10th day of March,  A. D. 1899;  '      MACDONALD & JOHNSON,  11 Solicitors for the said Trustee.  Toronto Farm axd Fi restDE  New York'Sunday World,  And Ottikr Periodicals.  A Full Line of Choice -  Tobaccos  and  mrs. i  MJli^U_JgSKOKgZCTBOg.S^E^'2gWS-Un=S  0  i     .  O  is, 3  once  own  aged  xpress a  a  ysng,  Having purchased tho e:^^  >s ;  business of J. W. Cowan, -vr :i_rc  -sand draying  business of .1. \V. uowan, -vr are prepared to-  do all kinds of work in ;hy line, and solicit  tlie patronage of the peon!,- <>t Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's >tore, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  prompt  Gomer  ivis & Co.  CLUB HOTEL  .Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J.  'Ciirran, Proprietor.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  ��  ner en  ^  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  '���    .    BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL      ���  TMREB FORKS  NELSON  KASLO  SLOGAN CITY  ri  ��  But get the Best forYbur Correspondence.  1 s  \i  WALKDEN'S,   UNDERWOOD'S,  STAFFORD'S   or   STEPHE  Opticians 'and'Watchmakers,  McKilloD   Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.  GND HAND PIANOS  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  ART &1V1USIC GO., NELSON  ���  ^  M Thomson BMfm^  .NELSON, B. C._^_  ssrrA"*��T'^*4*.n:fft:;'���'*nv*�� *���"  T-^?s,ttzr&'^W'<^y^rex33tKn&^ri*^ '  VV. HEN you buy  " OKELL& MORRIS'  rves  O'KELL���& r:-   !1  n V;''y?i  ��� xasnoti||a��fK��=����r*ftieMi-i.rt  MORRIS'  iimeserves  you get what are pure Briti?h Columbia Are absolutely the  fruit.and sugar, and your money is left at PTTT"r<5'r a sm urcr  >=i   home. -. A rui^sl a��u BivbT.  iijuiwiwiiM����agaBB8Bm8Ba8aEBa^^ ;4\  ?HE ECONOMIST.  .������if  9  The weddln .pre-ei tas an ia-titu  tion cannot be ignored.    It .should  be, and almost always is, a  mat or  of pleasure to both   recipient    and  giver, and when properly    giv<n���  t is,  in   eases  where  intiiuac\.  'vhen he sails for Srdnpy i���  Ann!  very fine picture? awl wheels d',irt.  -ome of which hirf ionUhip hstei.As  to lake with him to >huw the Sydney people, ' Tins is verv nice" of  niin. a-id I h ��pe th.it they will appreciate it.  c  Temple Building, Victoria.    Mi-fr-ipoMhin i'luldiii^/v.-u'eouviT.  70 ]i:is^:ti<:halJ 8t., London.      ,       0  Agents  The growl ii of a   b iby   is . most  rapid in the first few uei-ke . f  life, j Jt  "  fc  | Genera! Shipping &'Insuran  tha  The f!-i!r1 ch/��nl'1 - -s     ���       -i    ���   ,  j-uo oiiiia snouia   gain   m   height  from six to :e/en inches   and   proportionately m breadih during the [J  'first year, and from  the  fourth   to  ohesixieeptii year it" should ' gain  "Bent���it is a mot-t charming in*ti:u  'tion.   ���   Wedding     presents      are  sometimes    objected   to    on    tnt  ���.ground that . tney  com nil   youi g  ,     ��   ,, c o,     ." fi ;     j ~��^    m    --3i.il/uiu    &fUU  people to  start  their  married   Me  two mches every vear.   "There are  handicap) ed with the overban,':im-   cerhiin   Ji..,..,^   ". ,,��i-   ' '  i  :   .   ,     .    , *-    "-   ce.rt'11^ .uicLMper,  such   as    ricketr  shadow of guts whicii mast   event-   and si>rnt'nA   ,,hi���i. , .    'i        '   t  �� i.*i,u bLroiiiwi, w men retard growth.  Com mission Myelin n Is. Forwarders and Wiin-houseinon. Lumber  lUorduwits si ml Tug Uo.il A��onts Orders executed fur every de:-crip-  l.on of JJri(isl) and Foreign,JUerohjindise.   Charu-rs ofrectod!  CJr.ort.snnd Merchandise of every description I ami red against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered. _.__  Life, Accident and JJoiler Insurance in the best- ofllces. Klondike  lOsks accepted.   Miners' Outfits insured.  Loans and 'Mork>,aj',es aVegofialed. KstaJos Managed and Rents  Collected,   debentures bought and nold. 0 .   -  i  C  ualiy be repaid   in   kind.     Whe Te  such a shadow is it deserves to   bt-,  for Jess -kindly appreciation of thr,  interest   tin 1   affection    of    one's  friends can scarcely   bo   imagined  than this.     The   wedding   present  in almost all   cases   represents   a  token of good will and1' affactib ime  in teres:., and should be to  received.  Let no one be deferred   from   j-eud  ing v. edging present-because of her-  i'nability t^ send something  cos-tly  or  elaborate.     Many  pretty   and  useful things   may   be   purchased  nowadays* for   very   lis tie  money, jo.se make  and many.daii'ity articles   suitable-  for personal or household use   ma\  be   made, by   reasonably     clever  hands.*    Probably    the    presents  most valued by the   averge  bride  are those which are  made   by   the  loving hands of her friends.  <tnd [he.mother should notice the  development of the child in 0ihi*  direction most carefully in order  that sume inherited malady may  not gain a great deai oi headway  and so cause iuuil lesults long before shy-knows any urn g about it.  Tuo much perspiration about  tiie litiiid whan Bleeping, a coldness  in the feet and��hands, an abnormal  growth wf th�� head and slow closing of the fontanels���ail point to  some chronic malady, and unless  change iru food and habits m exer-  radicai   change   the  g GENERAL   -   FINANGI'AL   -  AGENTS.  ���<?  3��rmjJS3I^SEn3BS^KCJg^��S^Ta^-^g~^g^^  ���orasmraKsircsrsc:  sctarcsacrsHrLH  COMHANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter  of being J  well'dressed. -        ' f  Those who w-ar garments. jj  cut and tailored by us will re- f  ceiveffall .the attention a well f  dressed man'deserves.       ���        ��  Our winter "suits of Harris  Homespuns   are marvels  ��� 6f  good  quality* good style' and  good '     workmaship.       The.  value is ereat.  inoihtr had best ask advice.  It is certain, says a Canadian  .correspondent, that a girl with the  ��. A. degree, will never again be  content with the humble duties oi  the farm;'     A new ideal of Lie has  JJSS9  )*Mums��2*r*  ���*..*2^.C.^**?S^k^��k^Ta^^^U!.K.-tAJU��~UJKM^  -.��  P'i  ���J  Come in and   inspect   our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  The growing habit of  discarding  mourning at   the earliest possible  date consistent with   the  smallest  amount of decency is certainly not  to be laid to the   account   of ' our  Royal    Family.     The    mourning  at Sandringham for the   Queen  of  Denmark is as deep as it is   true.  The Princess, says a writer   in the  Gentlewoman, wears a long   black  gown of, some   lustreless   material  such as fine cloth or cashmere, with  crape of width seldom seen   today,  unrelieved from its sombreness   by  any touch of white from   throat   to  hem,   while   from her  head-dress  ���Bireams a long black  veil.     Since |  her mother's death there have been  no house parties  at   Sandringham  and very few guests, indeed only  those who have come on   state   or  otherwise important affairs.  and desired. jrfhe is no longer in  touch witii the old environment.  She loves her simple mother, but  she feels that a great gulf has been  fixed between parent and daughter.  She disdains the simple creatures  who venture to offer her their life  companionship. A young farmer  said to me recently : " Do you  know the reason why the land all  over this country itTbeing deseited  for the cities and towns by the  farmers' sons? It 13 just this.  The girls   are   sent   to   the   high   L  mporters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware  I KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL "  s  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and : Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson ! Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work-  GE  school or college to be educated  When they return they turn up  their noses at us ; we are beneath  them ; they leave the country for  the city, where they either secure  genteel employment or marry city  men.     The young men, finding no  social life, no natural attractions,  As Lord Beauchamp, the new and feeling all the isolation of  governor of New South Wales, does their position���cut off, as it would  not as yet possess a wife, the social seem, from all living contact with  functions' at Government House, creatures of like years and desires  Sydney, will be looked after by his with themselves���hurry to the city  sister,   who will accompany him  too, where, though   they   find    &  ���^u^-5-8^^^^  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in British Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Opp. Postoffice.  spurious gaiety, many of them  a sorry exchange for the independence and the benediction of the  fields."  .j. quinlan7~dtd3:  "-,'. .  DENTIST    '  Mara Block, - Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the pamlesa extraction of teeth S*  ooal anesthetics. ! .     ���  I 10  THE ECONOMISE.  SHORT  STORIES*  Vir'  J vi  IJ.lf.li  i  I  N  m  m  i  ll  -I-  hi  y  m  m  8  1?;^-  P-  1;,  Is?  P-  1  A  I  !  lss-i  M  IN  I �������  IBS  m  m  H  lift  ��  te i  pi  I!-  1 -  ���!|(  Fill  J^1  lap  mi  Julia Ward Howe was once talk-  with a dilapidated bachelor, who  retained little but his conceit. *��� It  h time now," he said, pompously,  " for me to settle down as a married  man, but I want so much. 1  want youth, health, wealth, of  course, beauty, grace"���  "Yes." said Mrs Howe, sympathetically, " you poor man, you  do want them all."  Saeifyino* thae Egyptain chaps  took the job on he'd need tae be  bandaged a' ow're like yin o' thae  auld mummies, or maybe he'd  burst himselV'  This conversation was reported  to Nubar, who took the piper's remarks seriously. So he gave up  the idea of having a skirler attached  to his household, as the use of the  bagpipes was attended with the  prospect of such danger to the performer. ,' .  A country pa son  went  to   see  a, humble parishioner and,if possible, to   comfort   him    some   little  under heavy trouble which had befallen.     The   pastor    found    the  homely old   man   in  his  desolate  cottage   alone;     He  said     many  things, and added   thai   he   must  try to take all  affliction  humbly,  as.appointed to us by   Providence.  ���' Yes," said the good old man, who  ,. was iniperfectly instructed in theology, "that's right enough, that is.  But somehow that there old Providence have bin ag'in  me all along,  but I reckon as there's  one   abovt  as'll put a stoppsr on he , if   he  go  too fur."  .. It is related that in his earl Jday*-  Reade said, " I am like Goldsmith  and others���I shall blossom late,"  and, true enough, he was almost  40 years of age bofore his life work  began. He deliberately sets oui  in his diary at this time" the plan  that he intended.to follow in the  writing of fiction. He proposed  never to guess where he could  know, to visit all the places and experience all the sensations he intended to describe, to understand  all that was possible of the hearts  1 and brains of the people he intended  to portray ; in a word, to be a  writer of truths instead of a writer  of lies. "Now 1 know exactly  what I am worth,' he says. " If I  can work the above great system,  there is enough of me to make one  of the writers of the  day.   Without  I.OS  ANGELES  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THK  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  LOWEST PRICED  MlNINS JOURNAL ON THE PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year. Single Copies^ cents.  SEND   FOR  Sample Copy-free  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CaU  Ball &Jeffs  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  AND  Josephine Street  Heating  Nelson.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Bully Boy" and "Florence" mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson mining division  of West Kootenay District.  Where located :���On North Fork of Salmon  River, abouD five miles from Erie, B. C.  Take not ice tbat we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate No. 2261 A, John A. Quinlan,  free miner's certificate No. 2GG0 A, and Frank  Coryell, Free Miner's Certificate No. 14,097  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  applv to the Mining Recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of Lhe above claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of .improvements.  Dated this twenty-first day of January, 1899.  it���no, no  >>  WADDS BROS,,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Wear Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  -At-  PRICES  COMPLETELY  0UT-0F-SIGHT  "M  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON    STREET, NELSON, B. C.  IN THE SUVREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUM  BIA���IN PROBATE.  Soon after the occupation of  Cairo by the British troops the late  Nuba r Pasha took a prodigious  famy to the music of the Black  Watch and had the idea of having  a servant taught the use of the  bagpires. Nubar dispatched a  French friend, who spoke English  very well, to interview a piper on  the subject. Donald replied  "���Weel, he micht learn or he micht  no. Bit, let me tell ye, it needs  dand mickle strength   tae   fill  wi  the bags o' the pipes an keep blawin.  In the matter of the  estate and effects of  Charles Van Ness, Deceased, intestate  Notice is hereby given that by an order of  this honourable court.daied the 2o(,h dav of  February. A. D. 1899, Alfred John Marks and  Decatur Downing have been appointed administrators of the personal estate ar��d oliW-:<  of the said deceased, who died on or about '< he  12th day of January, A. D. 1899.  All persons having claims against the paid  deceased are required on or before-the first.  day of April, A. D. 1899, to send full particulars  of such claims duly verified by statutary declaration to Alfred John Marks of Nelson. B. C.,  with ihe'.r christian and surnames, addresses  and descriptions and the value of the securities, if any, held by them.  And further take notice that after such last  mentioned date, the said administrators will  proceed to administer the said estate and distribute the proceeds thereof amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to  the claims of which they shall then have |ao-  tiee and willnot be liable for the assets or any  part thereof to any person or persons of'whose  claims jiotice shall not have been received by  them at the date of such distribution.  ELLIOT &LENNIE,'  Solicitors for the Administrators.  Dated this 2Sth day of February, A. D. 1899.  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All communications  relating  to British Columbia to be addressed to  P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager f M ET I   QAM    Q   f*  S. S FOWLER, E7M., Mining Engineer UN CLOUlN, D, U.  It is not what's in tlie name but what's in the store  to which  We wish to Direct Your Attention.  We carry the most complete stock of general Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder, Caps and  Fuse, and all Miners'Supplies ever brought into the country  ive us a Call  *��J��  l!  y  M��������Mg^  fltii V.'-'V.'�����*&.'�����#"        "���  ��� _- " ' THE ECONOMIST.  11  Journalism in Jail.  . Many famous journal ists a i-cl men  of letters havepaid for a too o.Uidid  expression of unpalatable opinions  by terms of imprisonment, but  none of them all can ,boast a list  of convictions and imprisonments  that can compare with that of M.  H a Rochefort, the outspoken  editor of L'Intransigeant.  Mr.  Rochefort counts  his  con-  victions.by, the score.     If   he  had  been endowed with the   proverbial  lives of a cat   he   could   scarcely  have fulfilled them  all;   and,  indeed, his adroitness in exiling himself has reduced his years spent  in  prison to something like four.  His  first   actual   experience   of  ['prison life   was "thirty   years  ago,  [vwhen   he   spent    several    happy  months in the Sainte Pelagie prison  for,his attacks  on   Prince   Pierre  Buonaparte.     M.   Rochefort   has  ls the most pleasant memories of  his  confinement.    '"My life," he  says,  " was a serious of   luncheons   and  conversations.     My friends inundated   me   with  wine   and   food,  , flowers and birdi ;" indeed,  it was  a time of feastings* and   receptions  of his friends ;   and   his few  solitary hours were   made   bright' by  talking to his pet  bullfinches ,and  canaries,  or  chaffing   his    rotund  and jovial gaoled, the famous   Pere  - Goujon.    In 1871 he was sentenced  to imprisonment for life, and   was  transported, later,  to  New    Caledonia, from which'he   escaped   in  1874.  Sir Gavan Duffy, who is spending the closing days of his long  life at Nice, had an excitir.s* experience of pri.-on life more ';an  half a ceniury ago. In 184H he  was sent to prison on a "charge of  sedition, in the company of O'you-  nell and other alleged conspirator*;  "but he was set free by the House of  Lords in the following year. Four  years later he was arrested for  treason-felony, and was twice tried,  during an imprisonment of ten  months, without conviction..  It; was during the first, of these  terms of imprisonment that he began to work oil his popular collection of The Ballad Poetry of  Ireland. The prisoner of the  forties lived to become the Colonial  Prime Minister and Speaker of the  severities, and to expiate his earlier  r ^hness by a life of distinguished  Vrcrk in letters and politics.  'ill be able to supply common brick, pressd  brick and  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS   CAN GET  PRICES   BY APPLYING TO  : T.G.RRC  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  M. M,  w  MITH & CO.  (Established 1S58.)  amsfacturers of  D CONFECTIONERY  &yreEuofNPJlcoe���s.:orCARLEY VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  U  .Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  1 uo  H. A. PROSSER,  Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  r uo  WHOLE SALE AMD  RETAIL DEALERS IN  n &i in  o  -i  J  his Prison Poems. His imprisonment, which lasted two < months  only,,was a punishment for .publishing certain Land League reports.  In this connection .it -is intere?t-  ing to note, a few of the useful contributions to literature which^bave  been penned within prison walls.  , Jehu Banyan's Pilgrims Progress,  written' during his twelve years'  confinement in Bedford goal, is too  veil known to call for more than  mere ...mention. .It was during  William Perm's seven months' imprisonment in the Tower that he  was inspired to write his beautiful  work, No Cross, No Crown.  Daniel Defoe, at the beginning  of last century, wrote his Hymn to  the Pillory while suffering impris-  onmen for his cl-ver s- kit, The  Shortest Way With the Dissenters.  Tom Payne andPrynne, the ill- j  fated author of Histriomastix,  wrote, much in prison. In recent  years the lute Mr. Yatea', during his  one month'? imprisonment for a  iibel on L<.-rd Lonsdale, busied himself wil-h literary woik, and wrote  part of one ol'hism.any novels; and  Mr. William O'Brien, eight years  ago, wrote When We Were Boys to  while away the tedious hours of  con fin men t.  Mr. William O'Brien, by the way,  almostrivals M. Rochefort's prison  record. Hk has been indicted nine'  t mes,imprisoned four time.--', and  altogether ha s spent two years ��� w i i h -  In'prison walls.   ���.' . A j ' ' ' - ,   .  :   -  ,   .    , ��� .     :==��� /  Mr.   Stead's   imprisonment   for  he was sentback .agaitV to-, prison/! self in England  to   avoid   swelling ������  three months in 1.885;'for- publish- and released in the/following  year.'| the r���anks of literary  " goal-birds,"  . r'l-H  K-  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept ,in stock.  fc^ eS >V5i *T> f*1 f* "i**  \1*  t.9  Wl  i  *  r*Xtfr-r=m^ir) i r i>r>-*-w-��-fL ��\?^y.y ,-ry r,  vazzzsjzzKUPjts:  Z~=2iZ3ZZ;SZ7Ztmz  ��  oors, Sasnes and  r Id 111 HP*  1  bt�� a       h p. g 3  b %A\ bS^jU     BS ?Jl i\j  ^ S3  IV  i"%~  9  and  11  f>->  alIIl3^t>  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable;  . O A  ���R  ing The Mai'den Tribute of INIodern  Babylon, is a^ fresh almost  in the  public memory as in Mr. Stead's.  Mr.  Michael   Davitt,  M.P,   for  South Mayo, has  a  prison   record  The atmosphere of prisons seems I which in many ways is  unrivalled  favorable  to   the   wooing   of   the) among  journalists.      In   1870  be  Muses, for it was during his confinement in Tullamore gaol that  Mr. J. D. Sullivan, M.  P., penned  was sentenced to fifteen years' penal servitude, and released on ticket-  of-leave seven years later; in  1881  His   period  of. libv-rty  was AhortJ   a ;     ������ ���A  however, for in 1883 be was again'!' <c Marv, I saw ibe baker kiesvou  in,prison for three months. It was [today. I think 1 shall go down  a3 a convict in Poriland prison [and lake the bread in future."  that he was first elected .as.member | ������������'.'Twouidu't. be no use, ma'am,  of Parliament, and that he wrote j He wouldn't kiss you 'c->s he ''pro'-.'  his Leaves'"'Frohra Prison Diary,     j 'raised he'd h'.tver kiss anybody else  And   now "M.   Zola,   the   great ! but me".  French author and companion   of  'Di'rey-fu'p, ie compelled to exile him-  Subscribe for. The Economist.  r  I-    II  ! ..���  iinSWSEmaRRBBSnWMWTOta  <>^^^Bi^'immgBaimtssmmm 12  THE ECONOMIST.  Ik  m  IV in  I i ?i  la |  lie  IP  Is?1  !  1��  I  1  Hi'  if. I w  Pi  < \  li  I  lis *  lis. p.  # "ft1  I  nfa&  ft  P S  J E% ��  fell  ill  1*36 &  III  .5 I  *  life  A  1st ,1  In" *<  I i  |Jl| R  I'! t  ���-��� ������ (1  I  1  Ml  fa \\  m  i >1  s ;  ir   :  '<A !.  f  If A  a.   S  �� i>  'is  I?  %'i  ?5  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer   ;  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shqes  Tents  Cigarettes  1 i  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Hour and Peed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Pire Clay  Teas  ~^��� Etc.  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  NELSON, B.C;  CANADIAN  ODDS AND ENDS  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  A*D   $00 LINE  "Jimmy, you don't seem to  mind the cold weather."  "No ; ma can't wash me when  the pipes is froze."  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States. ..  "    No customs difficulties with baggage.  .Tourist cars pass Revelstoke' daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto,|Thursdays"for Montreal and Boston. '"'"  "While you were in the west  did you see anything of those sunsets we aret, told so much   about?"  " Yes : and they are the loudest  things !"  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS; CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCH ES-Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C   and  Dawson City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried ai Nelson  P.J. RUSSELL,  Manager  Nelson   Branch  Daily  8:40 p.m. leaves  Daily Train  To Eossland, Trail, Robson.  Daily  NELSON���arrives 10:30 p.m.  Mr. Prank���Those are very fine  opera glasses, Aunt Julia. They  are achromatic.  Aunt Julia���You must keep 'em,  then, my sonny. I don't go to that  kind of shows.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  4 p. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Moyie:  Afon Wed and Fri. Tues. Tliurs and Sat  8 a. m. ��� leaves ���"NELSON ��� arrives G :50 p. ni.  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Main line and intermediate points via Slo-  can City :  Daily Daily  6.30 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  Ascertain rates  and  full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beaslev, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson, B. C,or K. W. DREW, Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,       Dist. Pass. A gen  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver B.C  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C P.  Rv\ >*gent or  C. P. R- City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . STiTT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  "Ye*, he had it bad. Went  around arguing that there was no  such thing as disease, and sneerin',  at death."  " What's he doin' now ?"  "The last I seen  oi him he  was  drivin' a hearse."  Diocesan inspector���Now, can  any of you boys tell me how lying  is denounced in Scripture ?  Intelligent pupil���Please, sir,  yes, sir ; I know. ' A lie is an  abomination unto the Lord, but a  very present help in time of trouble.'  - W2-���-:. ...?.?eued... .^p a Lar?e and New Stock of  Pianos, Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Violins, Concertinas, Ac-  cordeons, Autoharps, Etc., Etc.  Sheet Music, Music Books and Musical Sundries of Every  Description  AT OUR TOY STORE NEKTDOOR TO BANK OF B. C.  Music not In Stock Procured on Shortest Notice  >9  nes and  uors  Dominion and  Pro vi nciaS ^s^jbbb..^  Land Surveyor,  . Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  He took it very philosophically,  In the course oftime men become  philosophical even in love affairs.  " So you have decided that you  cannot marry me," he said.  "Sir !�� she replied, "I have decided nothing of the kind. I can  marry you tomorrow if I wish, I  could have married you any day  in the last six months, as you well  know. What I have decided is  that you cannot marry me."  us, * , *-��. ^l^6 direCt lm*>orters a��d Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,  LIQUORS,  HAVANA   GIGARS,   ETG  All the leading brands always in stock.  P1THER dfLElSER.  YATES   STREET. V,GTOR,A, B.C.  '    /���'  ^MissiMiati^^ua^MWuic^^ia^vawKm^^^afeiai^i

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