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Array NEL  With which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria/  B.C.  VOL. ii.  .NELSON   B. C,   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1899.  NO.  tf % ��>  THE NELSON ECONOITIST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  I). If. CARLEY PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Owe Year to Canada and United States ?2-0��  If paid in advance  1-��  One Year to Great<Britain ���-. 2.f>0  If paid in advance...: j ; ,  "  Remit' bv Express, Money Order,  Draft. P. O. Order, or  Registered'Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will-be made known on Application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised-in these columns and the,  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and,worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Mr. W. F. Luxton,,of Winnipeg, one of the,  mostly   widely   known   and   most, esteemed  journalists of Canada, has received theappwiut-  ment of manager of the St.   Paul  Globe.    Mr.  Luxton devoied the best portion of his life towards building up the Prairie Capital, and he  now leaves for a  foreign  country   to retrieve  bis lost  fortunes.    In   the  early  days   when  Winnipeg was nothing more   than   a  tiading  post, Mr. Lux;on fought its battles,  and that  it becured the prominence it has, is due  more  to   this   gentlemad   than   any  other   person.  The politicians, wearied of Mr. Luxton's persistency, conspired to destroy   the  man  and.,  his influence, which they did most effectually.  When   the   dark days came,  the men  who  should have stood behind Mr. Luxton deserted  hi?a and his ruin was complete.    A more flagrant   ii.Btance of   base ingratitude  than the  treatment of this gentleman by the citizens of  Winnipeg has been seldom   recorded.    Under  the guidance of Mr. Luxton, the St. Paul Globe  should become a power in the land.  fact.    In a properly conducted office,-these letters   are   promptly  consigned  to  the   waste  basket.    The writer  of  an  anonymous letter  says in effect:    " I wish to use you  and .your  newspaper to gratify my personal spite or vanity; but I have no confidence in  your  honor;  therefore I   don't sign   my   name."    This   is  probably   the  true  statement, of   the  feeling  which prompts a man who has no honor himself, and has no  confidence  in   the honor  of  anyone else.    He is 'incap tble of understanding the feeling which would prompt a man   to  go to j.iil rather than, divulge  the  sources of  his information, as an editor did in one of tlie  eastern provinces,a  few years  ago.    Utterly'  cowardly and contemptible he will attempt"to  stab a man in the back if he has an. opportune  ity, and will as soon play a mean   trick  upon  trie editor who  serves his ends  as  upon the  I erson he attempts to injure m  his communication!    There are but two explanations for a  sane man's writing an  anonymous communication.    One is that he is a coward, and fears  lo-rneet the result which his  work will cause,  the other is that he is a liar, and knows that  the statements he makes can be   disproveu  to  his own   disgrace.    British   Columbia   might  profitably take a leaf out of California's  statute books in the respect of passing  legislation  that would exterminate anonymous correspondents.    If we cannot  make  men  honorable,  we can at least pare the claws of dishonorable  ���men.  A law has been introduced in the =Caltfor-  nia Legislature prohibitingrthe publication of  ��� anonymous communications Ain the daily  newspapers. This is a, move.in the n^t direction a There is probably not a newspaper  office in the country that is not,in. receipt of  anonymous communications of various kinds.  As a genera! thing they are malicious thrusts  at somebody's reputation, or setting forth  statements   which    have   no   foundation in  not trouble themselves about the way in which  ��� the ballots were marked when they   come    to,  read the message  of a  plebisctie.     So  trifling a circumstance as that the country gave a  smashing majority against the Laurier Senate  multilation   proposal,   would   not   lead   the  Liberals 10 conclude th��t the  people  wanted  theSenate left alone.     Not a bit of it 1   They,,  would simply add   the  increase in'taxation  since   '96 to   the   minority,   vote-and   then  supplement the result by   all  the votes  that  were not polled, and then, ��if necessary, subtract from the majority a.sufficient-number to  cover the  ballots'of  all   " offensive   (Tory)  partizans" ; and thus   be  prepared to  show  that the result  of the plebiscite was really an  overwhelming demand for the silencing of, the  Senate.  At last British Columbia has been recognized by the Liberal party. Mr. Hewitt Bos-  tock, the metallic-tongued orator, has been appointed whip for the western section of the  Liberal party.  It was hoped that the hoodoo which had  so long cast its shadow overSiocan City had  been dispelled with the exit of D. R. Young.  Not so, however. The Buchanan dramatic  company is torturing the residents of that  place with "Fanchon" and "East Lynne.'  ��  Some one has started the story that the  Liberals think of taking a plebiscite on their  "Senate reform" proposal. The Montreal  Star, believes this is   probably   the   work   of  some sarcastic soul with  an   appreciation   of  .    ���   1'    '  ������    ' ���    ��� ���    ./     . ��� ���  the humor of events   who desires to guarantee  the Senate immortality.     Still  it will not be  well to lose sight of the fact that the Liberals do  The sympathy of Canada will go out to Mr.  Sifton in the loss of the two estimable Gali-  cian immigrants, who are to suffer death on  the scaffold at Winnipeg in a few days.  1  Canada is on the eve of a great era of ..ail-  way build ing. The Dominion Parliament wil 1  consider 56 applications for railway charters  the present session.  Mn. W. A. Galliher left for Ottawa yesterday. He will return on or about May 1  with a $50,000 appropriation for a pubKc  building'in Nelson.  It is now believed that the Galician will  prove invaluable to the Liberal party at future election trials. The way those people  give evidence is said to almost approach the  marvellous.  The officers of the recently organized Con:  servative association at Revelstoke are: DK  Jeffs, president; W.E. McLauchlin, first vice-  president ; J. McLeod, second vice-president;  J. D. Sibbald, secretary and treasurer; W. M.  Brown, J. G. Allen, W. Cowan, A. Johnson,  W. Newman, T. J. Grahamey J. M. Scott, A.  McDonald, A. McNab, W. G. Birney, Dr. Mc-  Kechnie and G, S, McCarter, executive com-  ���mittee.. ���' . .y  The Victoria Colonist reasons that Attorney-  General Martin can hardiy be expected to understand the requirements oi mining commu ��-.... jv-u.&rs-*S.~-i*Xi ,-f^J.J-j J��iir��#<S.f ��riv/if,~n'��X'.l.^"5 .Zl."1!*'!"  THE ECONOMIST  \U  IJSS .  I  I  1*1  I 0*>  m  m  IM  s4  I  r  Ism, -  ,1  Id  l'5i-  II'  I|  ���Ii.  i  is  .1  I  ;r  13  m  Mi  I!  I!  M  H  hii  \m  W  M  A  k\  PI!.  r  |S!-  :  S  I  I>J!i  *!;  Ii f  nities as well as those persons who have had  greater experience with them. What will do  for a farming community will not do in a mining region. Legitimate miners and prospec-  - tors are as easy people to manage as can be  found anywhere. They do not require to be  managed, as a matter of fact, and are only  anxious to obey the law and respect each  other's rights. But as every one knows, there  is an element that follows miners, which requires to be controlled with a strong hand.  One pf the boasts of British Columbia has  been that wherever the miner went the representative of the law followed, and this kept the  'lawless element in check, ft may be quite  true that the record of the work done by the  provincial police may not show that they have  arrested many criminals, but this fact of itself  shows how useful they are and what a mis-  , take it will be if the usefulness of the force  is impaired through false economy. Reduce  the efficiency of the police and they will have  very much more to do.  Building telephone lines in the Boundary  country, according to the Cascade Record, is  to become quite an industry for the next few  months. There seems to be no doubt but that  the Columbia Telephone and Telegraph Co.  mean business. They have let a contract for  the line from the Boundary to Camp McKin-  ney.to Dayey & Donald, and already this  work has been let to three separate firms of  sub-contractors and is well under way. It is  said that Davey & Donald have put up a bond  for the completion of the entire line by July 1.  The Cranbrook Herald believes unCt: "Instead pf a man sitting down and asking,  "* whats going to, be done for the -town?.' it  would be far better for him to get up and say,  'what can we do-to push things along?'"  Citizens of Nelson might follaw_ihis. practice  with profit to themselves antftile city.  The defection of Dr.   Bethune,   M.   P.   for  Victoria   county,   Nova   Scotia,    who    was  elected as a supporter,of the late  government-  and has taken   a   seat   on   the  side  of   the  Laurier government, is not a surprise says the  St. John (N. B.)   Sun.     Dr.    Bethune  yoted  for the Yukon bill, and supported the government in all the  measures   of   last   year.     It  -was known soon   after the  beginning   of   last  session that he made   some   sort   of   bargain  with the party in power, which gave him   the  patronage of his county and  them   his   support.     The transaction  i��   probably   not  yet  quite complete, as Dr.   Bethune   will   hardly  venture to contest Victoria   again.     In    this  province continues   the   Sim,   the    coalition  system and the deals which   have  ��r.��wn   out  of it have made us tolerably familiar in   local  politics with the transition of a member   from  the side out of power to   the   bide   in    power.  Such transaction5* are l^ss common under  the  party system in Nova Scotia.     The sentiment  of the Dominion Parliament  is   not favorable  to such betrayals of trust, though it does favor  a strong measure of  personal    independence.  In some way the comrades of a member are  quick to discern the motive behind the change,  and the opportunist has no standing either  with the party he leaves or the one he joins.  Poor unfortunate old Ireland has had her  own troubles, but all rolled into one do not  equal the humiliation of beholding Joe Martin responding to the toast of "The Day We  Celebrate" at a banquet at New Westminster  on St. Patrick's Day.  The hotels in Nelson are crowded at the  present time. Every train brings more visitors, and before many months the population  of Nelson will have been increased by several  thousand. Buildings are springing up in all  directions, yet there is not one empty house in  the city.  The coming summer promises to be the  most prosperous in the history of Nelson. But  any attempt at creating inflated values for  real estate or mining properties will re-u^tin  disaster from which the city may never recover.  Theee are many matters that demand the  consideration of the council board. The building by-law is defective; in fact it should be.repealed,and an entirely new one enacted. The  city is rapidly building up, and requires more  stringent building regulations than at present  exist, especially in regard to matters pertaining to the prevention of fires. Overhanging  and swinging signs, wooden verandahs, and  all other unsightly, and dangerous obstruc-  tions should be prohibited.  The Mining Journal of London reports that  the threatened drought in the Transvaal,  South Africa, region has been removed, copious  rains having fallen. It says that many  mines, especially in the East Rand district,  have now a six-noonths' supply of water$  whereas the same mines a. few months ago  were practically shut down for want of it.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier's announcement that  the people have not decided in favor of prohibition will surprise no one, says the St. John  San.. It would have been a greater surprise  i the premier had taken seriously the result  of the vote, or the question itself. If it is true,  as Sir Wilfrid says, \ha\ only twenty-three per  ���cent of tlie people of Canada voted for prohibition, it is equally true that a still smaller  percentage votpd against it, More than half  the people did not go to the polls at ail. But  many more would have voted if- the government had given reason to suppose that any  regard would have been paid to a vo?e in favor  of" prohibition. Sir Wilfrid Laurier himself,  did more, than any other man to destroy the  public interest, in the question, when he refused to say positively and clearly whether a  prohibitory law would be introduced in case a  majority of the vole cast should be in favor  of prohibition.    He would not even  state  in  parliament whether the governmant would  act on the mandate of the majority of the total electorate. The refusal of the government  to give the people a distinct assurance that  their vote could under any circumstances accomplish anything, was an invitation to the  people to stay away from the polls. Now the  premier refuses to act because so many people  have accepted his invitation.  The trouble in the Transvaal has not  reached the end. President Kreuger's promised reforms have been reforms in name only,  and now 21,000 British subjects have presented  a petition to the Queen asking Her Majesty to  extend her protection to her subject's in the  Transvaal. -  The Nelson Musical Society has given of its  time and talent freely to assist charity in this  city. The society will give a concert on April  5:h for its own benefit,,and it-should be liberally patronized.  Lovers of amateur sport in this city; will  extend every encouragement to the Nelson  LacrossClub. Devotees,of the Canadian na-  tional game will be pleased to learn that Nel-  con will again have the best club in the Koot-  enav; ' ,"   .  ">* Impressed by the loss of life attending the  recem fire at the Windsor Hotel, of New York,  arid other sky scrapers, The Economist building has been provided with adequate fire escapes, so that the lives of the employees may  not be sacrificed in case of conflagration. We  trust other large corporations may .follow the  example thus set by The Economist.  The Frenchman who has planned an invasion of England ought to recall the remark of  a certain British general, who, when asked if  it were possible for a French army to invade  Britain, replied that he knew of one thousand  ways of invading England, but r)0t oneway  of getting out of the country alive.  The telegraph system of the United Kingdom is aire My national property, and the  grant of $10,000,000 ought to go far towards  the establishment of an adequate telephone  service in that kingdom of many millions and  short distances. It is announced that the  scheme for a national telephone service, which  is to start with the initial expenditure of $10,-  000,000, is to be worked out with the active  aid of the municipalities. This grant of $10,-  000,000 is to be mainly invested in the construction of trunk lines, and each mui>icipal-  ity is to have power to establish a local telephone service and to connect with the Government trunk line on equitable terms. This  leads an exchange to remark that Greai Britain has not gone rapidly to the front as a telephone using country. The Government, as  owner of the telegraph system, insisted on  keeping the telephone service in its own control.   The right to create  local systems was  >���" THE ECONOMIST.  8  farmed out to private companies, but now  these companies are to be left to the tender  mercies of a telephone service supplied by the  united activity of the national Government  and the municipalities.  At its recent special session, the Legislature  at Kansas parsed a bill that is a decided novelty in railroad legislation. The bill, in brief,  provided for the establishment, not of an or-  . dinary commission, such as exists in , most of  the States, but of a regular court, invested  with, exclusive original jurisdiction over causes  of controversy between the railroads and the  public. To it would be extended the��� authority belonging to the courts of.common law  and equity, under which,it,could obtain, evidence and compel obedience to its decisions.  The first judges.would be appointed and their  successors elected;. hence, the public would  have a personal interest in the court, and have  no occasion to charge the selection of incompetent or irresponsible judges. 0  It is a trite saying that the newspapers are  as good as the'people   they serve.    It is die-  couraging, sometimes, to' note, the success   of  yellow journalism,  yet   it  affords no   reason  why   a   newspaper   possessed   of   principles,  should surrender its ideals.    The standard  of  practical politics and of machine city  government is not up to the standard   of community  _*   citizenship; and yellow   journalism  does not  represent   the   newspaper   conscience.     The  reputable'newspaper that tries to lead  public  opinion for  the best   interests  of  the  people  does   not   stand-   forth   so    prominently   as  did the journals of fifty years ago; nor does it  possess the'same direct power  and  influence;  nevertheless, it is fulfilling an honorable mission, frequently at costly   sacrifices  of  which  the public knows or cares little.  It now transpires, according to recent scientific investigations by the editor of the Vancouver World, that St. Patrick did not banish  snakes from Ireland, but rather the absence of  snakes in the Emerald Isle is due to uncongenial climatic and littoral conditions.  The Toronto Telegram says: "There were  times yesterday when Sir Wilfrid Laurier  seemed to talk more like the hero of a low-  priced melodrama than the Premier of a great  country."  The  position  of clubs under the licensing  laws was considered by the licensing commission recently on Lord Peel's draft report, and,  says the Glasgow Record, it was determined to  recommend that clubs should be registered instead of licensed, with power to the licensing  authority to inspect and   control.    The question is a burning one with the publican interest, it being urged that a large proportion of  workingmen's clubs in Glasgow and the larger  cities are simply unlicensed drinking houses.  It,becomes more  and  more  evident frond all  all that leaks out concerning the proposals of  the commission that neither the publicans nor  the temperance party-will be satisfied with the  recommendation; The position Of clubs in  Canada will also sooner or later open up a  wide field for discussion.  The lead question is again' being forced to  the front and will undoubtedly cause considerable discussion at Ottawa the present  session. The matter was brought before the  Government last year, but. at the request of  Sir Wilfrid and his colleagues, was permitted  to wait over, as the Government entertained  the hope of including lead in the proposed re-  ciprocity treaty with the United States. Now  that the Government has failed in its mission ,  the mine-owner's are determined to place the  Liberals on record. It is quite likely the matter will be taken up, as it is .understood Sir  Wilfrid, despairing of getting any information  from Mr. Bostock, entrusted Mr. Edward Far-,  rer, the journalist, with the mission of investigating the lead situation.  r"  Speaking of the recent investment of  Cana-  dian capital in the Republic  mine,   the  Fort  r*  Steele Prospector asks: Why should Canadian capital go abroad for investment when  there is so much mineral waiting for investment, at home? ��� Are-the mines- any better?  Are(they any larger? Or is it on the outside  they have had the good fortune to-have an ac-  tiveand energetic amount of capital to push  develovment on'their prospects. If there is  no money in it for the American promotor to  take hold of prospects and develop them into  mines, why should not Canadian.capital take  hold of prospects and make them mines. - Is  it a fact that our Canadian capitalist is afraid  to take the chances of. making a mine from a  prospect, and would rather pay from ten to  twenty times tlie. first cost of the prospect, also a large bonus on the development, th<*n to  take chances with a comparatively small  amount and develops good prospect into a  paying mine.  The Tribune makes the somewhat reckless  assertion that " a Nelson lawyer," "who has  just returned from a trip through the Boundary country," is known to be a stockholder in that xcellent Liberal publication,  the Miner. We can scarcely believe the Tribune, as this modest, unassuming lawyer has  hitherto been suspected of being a Conservative. Undoubtedly a great injustice  has been done.    Yet, these be  strange times.  Lovers of the drama who are contemplating a visit to Rossland will please bear in  mind that a grand realistic prodoction of  Jack the Ripper" is being given at the International Music Hall.  u  "Talk about hens," says Geo. Johnson, the  Dominion statistician, " I have just been  looking into the question I of the hen as a  revenue producer. I find that there are  about   14,000,000 hens in   Canada.     They  yield about 80,000,000 dozen eggs a year. At  twelve cents a dozen, the value is close on  $9,600 000. The revenue derived by the  Federal Government from taxation of spirits  and wines, beer, malt, and malt liquor is  $1,400,000 less then the hen fruit/ The  vearlv expenditure of education in Canada  is$1,800,000 less than the value of the produce of our noble, hen."   '  The Kaslo Board of Trade is desirous of improving transportation facilities on the upper  Duncan River. This means' a great deal to  Kaslo and we hope the'Kaslo board will succeed in its effort.  The Trout Lake district is  attracting  the  attention of mining men just now.    From all  \ accounts there is a bright prospect in store for  that district.       !  The New: Westminster Sun says "the history of the world proves that its masterful  men all had big noses.". And the Sun knows  a good thing, when it sees it.  Many complaints are heard as to recent appointments of justices of peace in this Province. It is alleged that manyjof the appointees  arejtotally unfitted to occupy the office and that  much unnecessary litigation and inconvenience have resulted from the haphazard convictions made by some of these justices. Several railway contractors have been victims of  those miniature judges. There does not appear to be any real reason why a justice of the  peace should be absolutely barren of brains in  order to qualify for the office, but such would  appear to be the requirement in the case of several of the recent appointments.  Why should Members of Parliament and  senators get passes more than any other class?  Members of Parliament and senators get paid  milage by the county, and should not place  themselves under special obligations to corporations.  Nelson merchants are receiving their spring  consignments of goods. If the amount of  goods imported is to be taken as an indicator  of the volume of trade likely to be done here  this summer, it may be said that it will double  in amount that of any previous year.  Our Italian fellow-citizens are making themselves felt in British Columbia. In the words  of a celebrated novelist, they were born to encourage the hemp manufacture and will die  promoting its interests.  If the proposed  meeting  between  Martin  and Sifton at Winnipeg would  result as did  .the fight between the Kilkerny cats, the  matter should receive due encouragement from  Conservatives and Liberals alike. =. jr���tiL��5-i��*-  THE ECONOMIST.  YOUNG LOCHINVAR.  > ��� i  M 1  it  19 f'  PI  I  I'M 5-.  'iff-  in-  ll ���.  'St  i if? i,  IN ���  'r  14$  ��'������������  it5'  ��"- -  \P '  Pi  Jfi!  t  I1  I  If  ���fMs  1-31  III)  m  Is).  Ii.  M  I I  I- I  V')  u  ��� 4  Lady Mary looked at herself in the glass  and smiled a little scornfully at the charming  -image there reflected. There were diamonds  in her bronze hair, diamonds on the breast of  her pale green satin gown, and around her  white neck a priceless rope of pearls. The  light caught in a thousand facets, and was reflected back dazzihgly.  " The diamonds become you, my lady,"  said her maid, approvingly.  " Yes, Pin decked out like a sacrifical lamb,  Parker," said Lady Mary, with a little laugh.  ���"Do you think Mr. Newington will like me? "  " He would be a very hard gentleman to  please if he didn't," said Parker, handing her  mistress a cloak.  The white feather ruffle made a charming  setting for her slender head, poised flower-like  -on the round young neck, and with her delicate coloring and violet grey eyes she looked  us like some rare blossom transformed into a  woman as it was possible to imagine.  But penniless beauty is often a drug in the  market, and when Lady Mary had received  an offer from Joseph Newington, cabinet minister, and owner of various highly productive  collieries in the Black Country, as her aunt,  the Hon. Mrs. Stanhope/put it, it would have  been running in the face of Providence to refuse it. She made this.so very clear to Lady  Mary that now the girl was Mrs. Newington-1  elect, her wedding was fixed for the very next  day, and this dance to which she was going  was given chiefly in her honor as Mr. Newington's bride, bien extendu, by the Duchess  of Stoke, who aspired to form a political salon, after the faehion.of the great Whig dames  of the last century.  ' Mrs. Stanhope, waiting for her niece in the  hall, looked at her with the satisfaction a  chaperone is entitled to feel when her charge  has made the match of the season. Was not  her trousseau chronicled in every society paper? Were not a couple of detective's told off  to keep, watch knd ward over as costly an array of wedding presents as could be conceiyed ?  Were not the settlements princely, and as an  earnest of them was not this penniless girl  now wearing a rope of pearls a princess might  envy? lv  At one time Lady Mary had seemed inclined  to be a little foolish, but that had all blown  over now, and she carried hi:AA;f with a smiling dignity eminently suited A: the position  she was about to occupy. They were becomingly late at the Duchess's, but Mr. Newington  was waiting for them at. the head of the stairs,  and came forward to claim Lady Mary's hand  for a quadrille.  " You are looking extremely well this overi-  ing, my dear," he said, formally, " and I am  charmed to observe that you honor my gifts  by wearing them." He was a spare, dry little  man, whose head reached a little- way above  his bride's white shoulder, but he had an air of  important reserve which ought to have added  half a foot to his stature.  "They are lovely!   I never dream't of such  pearls," said Mary, frankly.   " It. is very kind  of vou to think so much of me."  " Your pleasure is sufficient recompense,"  said Mr. Newington.  The quadrille was almost a state affair,  danced principally by eminent politicians and  grandes dames, to whose ranks Lady Mary  thus found herself elevated, and was as dull  and decorous as could be imagined. The girl's  young face and vivid looks seemed almost  out of place in the set, but it was over at last,  and Mr. Newington led her to a seat, taking  up a position by her with an air of proprietorship.  Several hardy adventurers, did assail her,  asking for dances; but she answered that she  was only dancing "squares" that evening,  and Mr. Newington looked on well pleased.  ltl am glad, my dear Mary, to observe that  your own good taste hus led you to a conclusion which, to my mind, was, inevitable," he  said,graciously. "It wbuld.be obviously un-  boming for my wife to dance with any comer,  especially undignified round dances. I am  obliged for your consideration in the matter."  " I shall always try to please you," said  Lady Mary, and he did not. see how wistful  were the bl nerves for moment. At twenty-two  it is hard to bid good-bye to life's pleasant  frivolities and vanities, but it seemed to Lady  Marv that it was the only- recompense she  could make to this man for all ha was about  to give her..  " Mv dear, in that case, I am aura you will  succeed," said Mr. Newington, with that little  air of formality which always w-med to take  away all reality from' his speech??, and then���  " Would you excuse me a mom out, I want to  speak to Lord Mornington! "  "Oh���of course, I shall be all right," said  Mary, readily.  She leant a little further back in her chair,  her hands crossed lightly on her lap, wearing  her pretty society smile; jis lovely a vision in  her shimmering; satin gown, with the liglr.s  flashing back from the jewels in her hair and  breast as man could ever hope to call his own.  A man who had just come into the ballroom with a friend caught sight of her, and  the color flushed up under his sunburnt skin.  He was so sunburnt, indeed,-that-his"natural-  ly fair skin was a deep bronze, and his hair  had been burnt almost colorless by the tropical sun, while his movements had the easy  freedom of one who had lived much in the  open air.. His lips were firm, his bright blue  eyes a trifle reckless, and he went straight  across to where Lady Mary sat in state. She  did not see him coming, and when he said,  quietly, " Well, Mollie, and this is you? " she  looked up with'a startled gasp of " Chris ? "  She recovered herself in a moment, though  the color was hot on brow and cheek, and  said, formally, " Captain Farris, I did not expect to see you here. I didn't know you had  come back."  " No? Well, I only got back this week,  and I sail again the day after to-morrow. I've  beaten my sword into a ploughshare, or pruning hook, or whatever it is, and am a landed  proprietor in Matabeleland."  " I���^-Isaw about you going out to parley  with the natives alone," said Lady Mary,  with a strange losing of her stateliness. ���  " Oh, that! The newspaper J'ohnnies made a  lot out of it, but it was nothing really. I  knew they would be all right," said Captain  Farris, carelessly. "But never mind about  me. Do you know why I came here to-night,  Mollie?"  " To dance, I suppose, Captain Farris," she  said, with a touch of haughtiness.  " Do you mean that for a snub? You are  still only Mollie to me until after to-morrow.  I came to dance with you."  " I am only dancing squares with Mr. Newington tonight," she said, quickly.  "After to-night that will be all very well, but  to-night won't you give me just one waltz in  memory of old times? " he said in that tone  that shows a man has no fear of an answer*-  Perhaps he had studied the great statesman's  advice about audacitv.  "No,,no, I can't," said Lady Mary, but her  voice was a little hurried.  "Why? Are you afraid?" said Chris almost in her ear. "Or, are your fetters too  heavy already? " and he looked with a significant glance at the rope of pearls around her  heck.  She looked up at him a little angry, and  just then fate dealt.him a trump card, for the  band began to play a waltz���so old that it  was almost fashionable again, " Myosotis."  " Mollie, don'tyou remember when we heard  That first���the evening you came out, and you  danced with me six times, and Mrs. Stanhope  was furious  and  took you   home?    For old ,  sake's sake give me one dance? "  The words were an appeal, but the tone was  a command, and almost instinctively Lady  Mary rose and suffered him to draw her arm  through his.  "Just one turn," she said, "forgetting all  about the fate of the town and the woman  who parleys, and the next instant they were  swinging round in that perfect accord of step  that makes dancing a dream of ecstacy.  " " Ah, Chris,, no one knows my step like  you," she breathed involuntarily, and he held  her a little closer.  " Mollie, why. did you write me that cruel  letter ?"  " It had to be, Chris; we were both paupers. It would have been madness, and Mr.  Newington is very kind," said Millie, incoherently ; '"arid there was Aunt Grace, you  know."  " Oh, yes ; there was always Aunt Grace,  and I have no doubt Mr. Newington is very  kind ; but, Mollie, you know you won't be  happy," he said, low in her ear.  " Oh, but I will be. I shall be enormously  rich, 1 shall have some of the best diamonds  in England, and the loveliest frocks. I shali  be a very grand lady, and my husband will be  very devoted. Chris, let the past lie," she said  recklessly.    "Let us enjoy this last waltz."  "Mollie, do you know what brought me  home, really?   You!,''  "Don't Chris, don't. I wont listen, it is to  late*" she said,, horridly.  3>y  l  y  ifMwaMwmi  tueiAMfijmtwusMffiWMSiawAAUKn THE ECONOMIST.  5  "No, it isn't too late yet. Dear, I know you  love me still, and I won't give you up to any  man, be he a thousand times a cabinet minister, and able to hang you with jewels from top  to toe."  "But I am going to be married to-morrow.  I have the loveliest wedding presents, the  smartest folk are coming to the reception, and  -A the Ludiows have leit us their castle for the  honeymoon,' said Mollie, with a wild laugh;  "Chris, don't you tee you are talking the  * greatest nonsense? "  Of course, if the future Mrs. Newington had,  been prudent sh8 would have made Captain  Farris take her back at once to her aunt, and  would have had no further converse with that  audacious young man, but to some people  dancing is as intoxicating as champagne, and  . with Chris's arm around her. Lady Mary's -  thoughts were becoming a little confused.  " Look here, Moliie, darling, you shall be  married U-morrow, but not to Mr. NeWington;  there shall be only two people to your wedding  reception, and we'll spend the honeymoon on  board a Cape Liner," said he.  " " Chris, you don't imagine I could marry  you now?"  "But that's what I came home for. ���Little  girl, I know you too well to believe you would  ever be happy with.all the jewels and grand  friendd in the world without'Tove. '.You don't  know what,jolly times we will have out there  ���no end of riding, and I never saw any worn-,  an ride better than you. And, really, though  you wouldn't think it, I'm quite a bigwig out  there now."  " But I couldn't do it. I really couldn't  face Aunt Grace and Mr. Newington, and  everyone," she said, but her voice was  waver  ing.  ' There's no med for you to. I shall take  you away with me to-night. There is an old  cousin of mine who will put you up for the  night. I'll yet a special license to-morrow,  and we'll be married as soon as possible, having packed up all these pretty stones and smt  them back to Mr. Newington with a little note,  and by the time  people have  fairly  grasped  the'situation and began to  talk,   we shall   be  out of it all."  " Oh, Chris, L'o too prepcsterous," she said,  weakly.  The waltz was over now, and she suffered  him to lead her into ihe conservatory, where  he faced her with his handsome face suddenly  serious.  " Mollie, I know you are a coward and that's  why 1 won't even trust you home with Mrs.  Stanhope to-night. But I won't let you sell  yourself to this man,HLis,shrivelled, little man  of red tape, for you love me, you know you do."  "Oh, yes, yes; there was never anyone else,  Chris, why did you go away from me?" she  said, impetuously. ;  " To try and make some sort of a fortune,  Moliie. It may be a poor sort of one, dear,  but old Soloman, who' ought to have known  what a good dinner meant, said something  about a dinner of hearts where love i�� being a  jolly sight better than a stalled ox and hatied  therewith."  " I���I was never fond of beef," said Moliie,  in a voice between tears and laughter. Pi!���  I'll try the herbs."  '  There was no praucing warhorse at hand  for this nineteenth century Lochinvar, but he  hailed a hansom instead, having wrapped  Lady Mary up in her cloak with the gentlest  of hands-, and so accomplished the abduction  of a cabinet minister's bride, and a scandal  started which gave an inspiring season's matter for talk quite a fortnight, and almost deprived an estimable chaperon of her powers of'  reason, while the culprits, sailing south, cared  for none of these things.���Modern Society.  OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.  Nelson's Opportunity.  (Yrair Miner.)  The Nelson business houses will have to  make a bid for the Ymir trade or else they will  lose the chances of" obtaining it. Ymir is  within 90 minutes by ride rail of the Smelter  City and should be tributary to it., Of late'  there has been quite an influx of. commercial  travelers from'Eastern,..Central and Western  Canada striving for a share in the Ymir trade.  Nelson must.look to its laurels and not allow  others to grasp the palm of victory.  The Real Reason.  (Hamilton Spectator.)  The Grit newspapers condem the Dominion senate because, they say, it didn't do its  duty when "f.ae Tories were in power, but simply endorsed all that the Tory commons did.  That's not true. The real reason, for Grit opposition to the senate is because it is now doing its duty, and refuses to allow bad legislation to become law. If the senate were to ac-  quie.-ce in everything the commons now does  there wouldn't be a/Grit voice raised against  it.  Death to Spring Poetry.  (Cranbrook Herald.)  The Herald's stock of poems on beautiful  spring and kindred subjects has been carefully wrapped up in blankets and placed in  the warmest corner of the office. We ha\e  come to the conclusion that there is no use in  getting gay simply because one can see a few  patches of green grass and hear a lone robin  sing. It has been firmly impressed upon our  mind that at this time of the year it may  snow in the morning, it may ^now in the  evening, or it may be so warm that one drops  rapidly into the first stages of spring fever.  March is a peculiar month in the Kootenays.  Wants to Get In On the Ground Floor.  ���'" (Ottawa Citizen.) A .  The Anglo-Saxon race should get itself incorporated as a limited liability concern. Already it takes in the United States, which is  not very Anglo-Saxony,  though  its institu  tions are modeled, on the British plan. But  now Emperor William wants to come in too  and share the general prestige, though not  long ago he was doing his best, quite gratuitously, to make it hard for Great Britain in the  -Transvaal and the United St* te* in the Philippines when they had plenty trouble of their  own. The test of the value of " kinship of our  common race" is not who will stand by it in  prosperity, but who will declare themselves in  adversiiyi When the Uniied States was  threatened with the interference of Europe  last spring, John Bull, who had not been doing much talking about, our common race  (officially) up to that time, ranged himself  alongside Uncle Sam, and .unostentatiously  felt for his gun. Meanwhile Emperor William  was shaking his mailed fist and threatening  " our common race," along with the rest of  the aliens.  Hanging a Public Entertainment.  (Montreal Star.)  One of the  Government organs  announces  that a bill will b'a introduced to   exclude   the  public from executions of ',he death   sentence  in future:     We doubt if any legislation is required.  '  Executions are  already nominally .  private   affairs.     All. that  the  Government  has to do is to forbid its officials from   issuing  invitations to these  ghastly    entertainments.  It is also stated that in tLe proposed legislation  an exception will be made in    favor  of  bona  fide, newspaper  reporters.     If   there   is   one  class of men that it  is  desirable  to  exclude  from executions more than another  it  is the  reporters:     The man who attends for his own  gratification simply degrades himself; the re- ,  porter who attends for the purpose of publish-  ing revolting  ghastly   details,  degrades  and  demoralzes thousands of others.     The publication of such reports serves no useful purpose  and does infinite harm.     The culprit and the  hangman are lionized, we might  almost Bay  popularized, and to weak minds, a sure road to  notoriety almost equivalent to fame is pointed  out.     A reporter should not be allowed   near  a scaffold unless he is the man  to be  hanged..  The death penalty would have far more terrors  for the lowest class of criminals if the sentence  were carried out in absolute privacy,  with  no  chance to make a public exhibition of "dying  game ' and no chance to pose for the admiration  of the select and cultured guests of the Government officials, whose privilege it is to issue invitations on such occasions.     It is  imposible  to say how far the press   may have been  responsible for recent epidemics of crime, but we  fear it cannot be   held   altogether    guiltless.  We feel sure that the best hevyspapers  in  the  province will agree with us  that  competition  for this class of news should in the public   interest be   discouraged,   and   if possible   prevented.    If the Government desires  to   prevent a recurrence of   the   scandal   that   has  brought this question up it should commence  by promptly dismissing the officials  who  issued   the   invitations.     There   can   be     no  question but that its action will be sustained  by public opinion. 6  THE ECONOMIST  $  P  m  II  II:  m>  $.*  lis:  |9B'-  MS!  I'M,  I'* A*  hi!  IE  Ik  H  a  W"  m  \i  L  if  ft -  IP  is*  I  fife-  III"  I  18  There are few cities fn the New World, or  the Old World, which for their size can rival  Nelson in musical talent. That the musical  taste has improved there is little doubt. It  must give great satisfaction to those who give  the city the . benefit of their musical know-,  ledge; be it great or small, to know how much  their efforts are appreciated. The success of  the Nelson Musical Society is deeply due to  the steady and constant attendance at practices of all the members. Without that the  knowledge and energy of a conductor wculd  ,be wasted. If anything has been wanting  perhaps it is the hearty co-operation of those  who might have been able to render valuable  assistance. In a small community it is necessary for everyone, no matter how great or how,  small their musieal attainments may be, to  give what assistance they can to a society  formed for the purpose of rendering good music. The Nelson Musical Society is only- in ~  its infancy., Doubtless next season it will receive even warmer support than it has already1  met with. The society has been working hard  -for the annual concert on April 5th, and the  public may feel assured of an excellent perform ancel .  To-night, at the evening service in the  Church of England at 8 p.. m., there will be a  recital of sacred music given by the Nelson  Musical Society. The music chosen will be  suitable for Holy Week and consists of two  choruses from the Messiah, namely, "Behold  the. Lamb of God" and ''Surely Pie hath Borne.  Our Griefs," a solo (by Mrs. W. A. Macdonald)  with chorus from Spohr's "Crucifixion," "All  Ye Who Weep," by Gounod, ��,nd the solo, "He  was Despised" from the Messiah, which will be  sung by Mrs. Brougham. The choruses' will  be sung by a choir of over forty and will be  accompanied by an orchestra with the organ.  There will- be no charge for admission, but  there will be a collection on behalf of the  church building fund\ Those who appreciate  beautiful sacred music should not misd thi8  recitai.  Undoubtedly the musical event of the year  will be the* concert to he given next Wednesday evening at the Opera House by the Nelson  Musical Society. The .music will be both  classical and in lighter vein, and there will be  a chorus and orcheMra of over s-ixty. The  soloists will be Mrs. Brougham, Mr. Frank  ' Oliver, (late of th* Chapel Royal, St. James,)  and others, and Herr Steiner cello. The Nelson Musical Society is a credit to this city and  the concert g;ven under its auspices should be.  liberally patronized.  Other events of interest to the musical  world of Nelson, are announced. O.i April 7  the Fire Brigade will give a smoking concert,  On April 12,,;the MethbdUtsgivea.n entertainment in, the Opera 'Houte; a special feature of  which will be the performance   given by   Mr.  Morrison's Physical Culture class.  ^  On April 17, Herr Steiner^will give a concert in the Presbyterian church, at which Mr.  Frew will give a short lecture on music.  The Smelter0brass band is worthy of the  highest praise. Within a very short space of  time they have been able to give several creditable performances. *Even a somewhat severe musical critic was heard singing their  praises at the rink the other night. No doubt  with a little more practice they will attain  stilMighter things.  MINES AND MINING.  ��� The minister,of mines gives notice: "That  an individual free miner's certificate taken  out or renewed before March 1, 1899 is valid  for one or more years from date of issue; that  any such certificate taken out after May 1,  1899, and before May 31, 1899, will be valid  -only until such May 31; that the fee for such  fractional part of the year will be prorata  proportionate to the fee for the entire year. A  further free miner's certificate may be taken  out dating from May 31, 1899, at midnigh',  and valid for one or more years from that date.  A table will be issued showing the proportionate rite to be charged for free, miner's certificates, which are issued covering-only a por-  tior of a year."  Dealings in the shares of the Ytiiir gold  mines, limited, (the Ymir mine) having lately  sprung up in the London market. The West  Australian Gold Fields, which owns a share,in  the concern, as also in the Whitewater, says  in it3 annual report: "The Ymir mine is  started to be one of the best developed in  British Columbia. The mine, like the Whitewater, is worked by tunnels from the hillside  at an exceedingly chejp rate. A 40 stamp  mill, driven by water power, has been erected.;  Your directors purchased from the London  and British, Columbia Gold Fields, limited,  50,000 shares in the Ymir gold mines, limited,  on what have.proved to ye very advantageous  terms, and have the option of purchasing an-  o'her 50,000 shares on similar terms within  three months from the starting of the mill.  Conservative estimates place the profits from  the mill at ��36,000 per annum, which amount  would provide more than 15 p��r cent on the-  capital of the Ymir company. The shares  are valued in the balance sheet at 15^. per  share, whilst the price is now about 25s.  It is understood that the Hall Mines smelter  will shortly commence the tereatment of silver-lead ores. The company has been receiving ore from Slocan and Ainsworth properties for some time.  Lipton's teas, 60c to 75c.   Morrison & Caldwell.  For   Bent���Four-roomed   house.     Apply   at  Economist Office.  S. P. Tuck of Kaslo, will succeed W. P.Rob- ,  inson as sheriff.  Mr. and Mrs. Bruce White left yesterday on  a visit to Victoria.  Maynard.H. Cowan, contractor on the Nelson and Bedlington, was in the city this week.  The Nelson Lacrosse Club will  meet for organization in the.fire hall  Saturday evening.  Mr. A. H. Buchanan, local manager of the  Bank of Montreal, has gone east on an interesting mission.  < i  A.J.Marks has returned from a visit to  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade, Trail and  Rossland, where he has been looking up the  holdings of his late partner, Chas. Van Ness.  The West Kootenay/ Brick and Lime Company have^al ready completed the construction  of or e kiln with a capacity, of- one thousand  bu.-hels, and work on another of the same capacity will commence atonce. The company  expects to manufacture 2,000,000 bricks during the coming se'rson.       ������ " ���   .    '  '  The Reco mine decreased its force by 18 men  last week. ,  The Palmita, in the Slocan, has  15 tons of.  ore on ,the dump, taken from the   No. 2   tunnel. ,  The Wonderful mine, in the--Slocan has 15  men working, and will do. some shipping in  the' near future.  Tne cylinder head of the compressor engine  at the DardanePc* was blown out last week  and the'force at the mine has been' laid'off  until the- necessary repairs can ��� be made.  During the shut down other repairs are being  made in the compressor plant.  During the month of February 2,445 tons  of ore were run through the .Whitewater concentrator, producing 276 tons of. of concentrates. The shipments were 265 tons, and the  returns from 242 tons amounted to $12,560.  The approximate profit on the month's working was $4,250. For the 18 days ending  March 3rd, the following were the results of  operations at the Hall mines smelter: 3,458  tons of Silver King ore and six tons of purchased ore were smelted, containing, approximately Silver King ore, 50 tons copper, 36,-  830 ounces silver; purchased ore, etc., one ton  copper, 130 ounces silver, seven ounces gold.  If you want the choicest brands and blends of  tea and coffee, go to.Morrison & Caldwell.  '������������'Everything in the grocery line at Morrison &  Caldwell's. A   .  #  a-  '��� t,\ 7  THE ECONOMIST.  THE   CITY   OF  M  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the W N��t Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson ariS Beaton Railway, now being constructed.  Its Resources are  ,t is only 7 mile, iron, ^Vlntei^^^ojn^. ^��"^&%!ffi  Lots now for Bale  Further part iculars apply to  , Agent, Nelson,  Or  Creston Townsite Co;, at Creston, B.C.  AFRICAN DWARFS.  Probably there has been no such interest  circling around African travelers and geographers since the time of Henry H. Stanley'*  expedition as has been caused by the arriv, 1  from Central Africa the other week of Albert  Bushnill Lloyd, a young and hi'herto unknown Englishman, after a journey of three  months from the heart of Africa to London,  traveling over Stanley's route down the Congo to the west coast.  The journey was in one respect more remarkable than Stanley's, inasmuch as Mr. Lloyd  traveled quitealone so far as Europeans were  concerned, and was only accompanied by two  native servants and a small number of car-  riers. Moreover, although he marched three  weeks in the pygmy forest and then traversed  the whole length of the Aruwimi River, the  banks of which are lined with warlike cannibals, he never once fired a shot in self-defense.  On the contrary, he was on cordial terms with  both pygmies and cannibals.  Mr. Lloyd's journey along the almost untrodden path from Uganda was most hazardous. His own friends tried to dissuade him,  but he persisted/and on his arrival at the  Congo   the   Bulgians could= scarcely  believe  that he had made the trip.  On enteringthe great primeval forest Mr.  Lloyd went west for five days without the  eight of a pygmy. Suddenly he became  awareof their presence by mysterious movements among the trees, which he first attributed to monkeys. Finally he came to a clearing and stopped at an Arab village, where he  met quite a number of pygmies.  "They told me," said Mr. Lloyd, "that, unknown to me, they had been watching me for  five days, peering through the growth of forest: They appeared very much frightened,  anc even when speaking . covered their faces.  I asked a chief to allow me to photograph the  dwarfs, and he brought a dozen together. I  was able to secure a snapshot, but did not  succeed in the time exposure, as the pygmies  would not stand still. i ��� "���'"���  "I tried to measure them and found not  one over four feet in height. All were fully  developed, the women somewhat slighter than  the men. I was amazed at Iheir sturdinesf.  The men have long beards, reaching half way  down the chest. They are very timid ^nd  will not look a stranger in the face, their  beadlike eyes constantly shifting. They are,  it struck me, fairly intelligent.     I hada long  talk with a chief, who conversed intelligently  about their customs in the forest and the  number of the tribesmen.  �� Both men and women, except for a tiny  etrip of bark-were quite nude. The men  were armed with poisoned arrows. The chier  told me the tribes were nomadic and never  slept two nights in the- same place. I hey  just huddle together in hastily thrown up  huts. Memories of a white traveler-Mr  Stanley, of course-who, crossed^the forest  years ago, still linger among them."  Mr Lloyd then procceeded through the cannibal countries to the coast. He found the  cannibals warlike and fierce, but open and  straightforward, and had^ no difficulty with  , them. At one place he put together a bicycle he had with him and rode around their  village. A remarkable scene followed,  thousands of cannibals-men, women .and  children-turning out, dancing and yelling  at what they decribed as " a European riding  a snake."- ���'.���..���.  .  The mail service in the Boundary country  is a cause for severe complaint. It takes a  letter as long (o reach Cascade from Nelson as  it does from Victoria. 8  THE ECONOMIST  IV;  ft  8'  8;  Is.  bit  v*\  wi'.i  m'  Itai -  |S��i  I;'  lii' ,  id.-'  p.  I  Ii^V.,..  lh'-  I1-5 -. '  ll''  I  |)3)  JVfi  lad,.  IN"  "in.  ���Si!1  Ill'J  la"  b:i  *.!  J f<''i!  l%r  Jy  IS!     i  Probably all of us have either in  our callow days or latter on in life  sheet tears over the perils and woe*  of "Their Heir of  Kedclyffe," and  been immersed in the welfare of the  May family, as  portrayed  in  the  pages of the "Daisy Chain."    Such,  then, as have a kindly feeling  for  the veteran authoress,  Miss  Cher-  lotte Yonge, will be glad  to hear  that the scheme started s >me time  a;o.    whereby honor might be rendered   to  her name  by a  college  scholarship for girls  at  the  Winchester High School, ha8 met with  a fair measure of success.   Already  th sum of ��1,200 has been received,  the amounts coming from all parts  of the world, the Sunday schools at  Toronto even now collecting for the  purpose.  ballot; he carried off twenty-seven  votes to her twenty-five. Since  that time no woman's name has appeared upon the board at the Burlington House meetings.  The famous woman novelist, Mrs.  F.-A. Steek, has retired with her  -daughter to a charming cottate on  the banks of the Doveyj at Pennal,  England. Mrs. Steele lightens the  labors of her literary work by the  cultivation of flowers and by games  at Badminton, at which sp ��rts she  is an adept. Perhapp, ere lon^,  Mrs. Steele will give us another  literary treat. For who can forget  *' On the Face of th - Waters? "  An old boat woman on the Seine,  named Mme. \\radin, whose age is  102, has just quitted the river boat  Pont d'Arcole, to enjoy the remainder of her days ashore. This "doyenne " of boat women is retiring to  a pretty little house at Longueuil-  Au'nel, near the river on which she  has lived uninterruptedly for over  a century.  Lady Butler, who has been in  residence at Dover Castle for some  time, quits England to day. She  goes to join her husband, General  Sir William Butler, at the Cape,  where he is in command of the  troops. It is now a quarter of a  century since Lady Butler exhibited her world-famous picture, "The  Roll Call," at the Academy, and  since that time her. brush has been  very actively employed in the  painting of battle scenes. Had  three votes mote gone to Lady Butler when her name came upon the  board at theR. A., the position of  women artist? -vouid be the stronger by official xeognition. It was  Professor Herkomer that out-distanced Lady Butler in  the final  Wrinkles, and how to avoid them  was a theme of discussion  between  several clever women latelv.   There  was an old woman there whose only outward sign of the position lay  in dignity, not in face lines.   There  was also a society woman, who had  kept,a smooth brow in spite of receptions and dinners, and a " business woman   whose  skin  was  delightfully   unwrinkled."   The  old  lady claimed that the  ivory   state  of her complexion was  due  to  the-  simple rule that she never washed  her face in  cold  water.   The society woman  said,  "Be calm,  be  calm,   and   evermore   be   calm.u  The business  woman  stated, with  business-like directness, that o; c���*  every day, usually  just before  re-=  tiring, she sat five  minutes  in   a  dark  room,  her eyes clo?ed,  her  hands folded on her   lap,  her  fe^t  feet resting upon a stool,  and her  mind resolutely kept free from  every vestige of thought. * When  she had the opportunity she indulges in this resting process oftener.  The style of bairdressing known  now as the Watteau promises to become as popular as the Pompadour  has been.    There is not a great difference in the two styles.    The puff  of hair in the Watteau  is  highest  over the forehead, is somewhat  irregular and the loose curls, escape  from  it.     A   large rose  or   full**  chou may be pushed into the  hair  above    one    ear.      Most     .young  women are adopting this style.   A  more  mature  manner  of   arranging the hair is the French twi*t, now  returned to favor.     This starts   in  a loose roll, just above the nape of  the neck, and the hair is piled over  the forehead in aiot of short curls.  The front hair is   cut   to   form   a  thick, irregular bang over the  fare-  head.     The hair on   the   side   is  slightly  waved,   but   worn   close.  This is a dignified ptyle < f coiffure,  and many women look well  in   it.  A pretty  style   for   evening   that  suits some faces is a small  Pompadour with a line of irrf g-ilar   curls  falling about the face.     Above the  Pompadour the long hair is arranged in a flat coil that may  be  surrounded by a wreath of  flowers  or  tied  with  a  ribbon.      With   the  Watteau   coiffure   a   high   velvet  bow worn on one side of the coil is  pretty.   "Aa  iROBT.WARD&CO.Ltd  Temple Building, Victoria.   Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., Loudon.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents  Commission Merchants.   Forwarders and Warehousemen.   Lumber  ���  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents.   Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance ,in the best offices.   Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits insured.  ��� Loans   and  Mortgages   Negotiated.    Estates  Managed  and   Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is  simply a matter  of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention, a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns - are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. Tlie  value is great.,.  FRED. J. SQUIRE, Baker St, Nelson.  A sturdy Polish girl by a recent  performance has probably earned  for herself the title of champion  long-distance dancer of the world.  It was at her wedding. The dance  that followed it lasted for thirty-six  hours���from Saturday night until  Monday morning;  In  accordance  lefore Buying Elsewhere  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of, Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishings.  ANGOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  KOOTENA V LAKE SA W MILL 5  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. [Turned Work*  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  \JLSLSLSLSLSLSLSLSLSL5L^^  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in British Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Opp. Postoffice.  with Polish etiquette, the bride had  to dance with every man present.  There were 117 men there, fellow-  workers > in  a   factory ;   but   she  took partner after partner, slighting none. It is calculated that  the bride danced more than thirty-  six miles:  &���  Vl i  ��.w."j.' r- w-JW^v' z��rv*' 'i-tuki-i**:  *uaMMMamm3Bam*aMasB*miiViXBiisiMa8M  /J THE ECONOMIST  9  Easter in England.  In England less is ma lej of  the  day now than before  ihe  reforma-  ton, but some curious practices survived until recently in  th^t coul-  '   try.    Among them was the . u torn  of heaving, as it   was  calla i���pos-  j^    sibly a relio of the heave offering ui  the Jews, though others say it   wa*  intended to symbolize the resurrection.    Aehairwas decorated   with  rosettes and  rj&bous, and eligible  men or guests were desired to sit in  it while the vouns women and ser-  vant  maids   of the place  heaved  them   or raised   them   in  the  air.  After,that they gathered about and  kissed them.    This delightful  cus-  tjm should have been  imported to j  this'country.    It  would have had  . remarkable favor among those people who are fond of things English.  Perhaps it took the edge from   the  enjoyment when the servants afterward insisted on tips/as ot-h*r 15 rig-,  lish servants'do and have done  t��n  each and every occasion in life that  offered the slightest excuse for such  requests.    On Easier   Monday   the  men took  their /turn   and   heav<d  the women, demanding  kisses, and  .. money as a penalty for iefns*l.(I  hi  Ireland it was customary to rise at  4 in the morning in order.to see the  sun dance, as it was believed to do  from   joy   that   the > anniversary  should have comir g round.  reckoning along with the Gregorian  calendar, thus bringing the two  great divisions of the Catholic  churoh into uniformity as to the  feasts and festivals of the Christian  year. ,  ,  Ask for  The Date of Easter.  Why Easter, unlike .'Christmas,  should be a movable feast has often  been asked, but it is not. so readily  answered. To have the dat'e of  Easier Sunday fixed j definitely 90  that its place iu the cilendar a  year or 50 years ahead could be  stated as exactly and readily by  people in general as that of Chr'st-  mas would be a convenienc '. The  majority of even Catholics and  Episconpalians have at present but  indistinct and probably inaccurate  ideas as to why Easter is celebrated  on such or such a date and are content to leave the time of its celebration to be announced by the calendar makers.  Aside from  saving  the  abstruse  calculations    employed   in deter-  n ining   the   Easter    date    there  would certainly be   advantages   in  having the entire   Christian   world  celebratethe -Easter festival   upon  t he same date, and Pope Leo XIII  is said to be about to take  the  initiative in the matter of fixing   the  tinie of Easter, after   the   present  ���century; .on the  third Sunday   before the spring equino|^   provided  the Greek chuich will   adopt   this  when    you   order  r  matches.      Then  you will   be   sure  ,4 . .  of having the best.  I  Express and Draying.  Havi ng purchased the express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, Ave are prepared to  do all kiwis of work in this line, and solicit  tlie patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  loft at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwest,  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive'  prompt at tention;  Telephone S5.  Gomer   Davis & Co.  Vu*i  Certificate of Improvements.  "Bully Boy" and "Florence" mineral  claims, situate iu the Nelson mining division  of West  Itwoti'iiav District.  WImv located:���On North F^urk of Salmon  River, about ir>re miles from Erie, 15. C.  Take notice that we, Alex. (Joyette. free miner's cortifi'-rtlo No. 2261 A, .John A. Quintan,  free miner's ecrfinoate No. iiGof) A and Frank  Coryell, Free Miner's Certificate No. 14,097  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to ihe Mining Recorder for certificates  of improvement?, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of ihe above claims. And lur-  ther take notice that action, under section 'S7,  must be f-.imrnenced before the issuance'of  such ccnifirates of improvement".  Dated ihii> twenty-first day of January, 1899.  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUM  BIA���1>~ J'KOBATJE.  THE NELSON ECONOiSST  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards *  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  -At  PRICES  COMPLETELY  F-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  CA-  Complete Stock of St  itionery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON  ���EET  s.C.  C libl LU  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All communications  relating  to British Columbia to be addressed to  P. O. Draper 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager/KB E7i   QAM    P   H  S.S FOWLER, E. M., Mining Engineer I IN E. LOU P4, D. U.  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 da'.ed the 25th day of  February, A. D. 18!!<>. Alfred John Marks and  Decatur Downing have been appointed ad-  ministralors of the personal estate h'h! effects  of the said deceased, who died on or about the  12th day of January, A. D. lSt'J.  All persons having claims against the said  deceased ure required on or before the first  day of Apri 1, A. D. 1899, to send fu11 particolars  of su'-'vrdaims duly verified by statutory declaration 'o Alfred John Marks of Nelson. B. C.,  with;he r christian.and surnames, addresses  and descriptions and the, value' of the securities, if any, held by (hern.,  Aiid 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 f.hey shall then have ^notice and ���williiot.be liable for the assets or any  part thereof to any person or persons of whose  claims notice: shall not have been received by  them at the date of sneh distribution.  ELLIOT & LEXNIE,  Solicitors for the Administrators.  Dated this 28th day of February, A. D. 1899."  It is not what's iu the name but what's in the store  A to which ;��� :"7 ���  y  W&w^ ^Mention.  We carry the most complete stock of general Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Gars, Trails, Powder,? Gaps and  Fuse, and all Miners' Supplies ever brought into the country  iveusaua  >%s 10  THE ECONOMIST.  SHORT   STORIES.  "1-  iu?  Ha  1 '���*  11$  oouie few years  ago 1   issued   a  policy on the life  of  a mart   who  was far from being  a   model   husband.     I called for  the   premium  every week and rarely got jt  without a grumble from the wife.   The  last   time   I   called, . she,   said:  There's <Mrs. Smith  only ' had  her  old   man   in   M.'s   society . three,  months, and he's  dead  and  she's  got the money.,  I'm going to  put  my old man in that, so you needn't  call again,"  Limi  HI be ab!e to supply common brick, pressd  brick and  \r'-' i  |  Ft  Ira t  I     I  k  m;  lM'   -  HI  ?!  I  i  m  M  m  Hi*  11'  I  JiA  W  h:  .<��  ��� r Recently a young man   in    New  Jersey was treated successful] 3- for  tetanus by the injection of serum  into the Brain. That is not the  method of treating lockjaw out in  Missouri. Several,, years ago a  citizen of Liberty, Mo., was suffering from tetanus. Local physicians  failed to relieve him, and Dr. Wood  of Kansas City, a gruff old gentleman, was called. Arriving at the  home of the patient he found the  room full of sympathizing neighbors. The physician proceeded  toward the sick man and remarked:  "Why in don't you shut  your  mouth ?" at the same time giving  him.a severe "chuck' under tht  chin. The effect of the blow  caused the mouth to close, and the  man soon recovered.  e coming season.  CONTRACTORS   CAN GET  PRICES   BY APPLYING TO  " <>,  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  Rev. H. R. HaweiSj the Englishman who is equally an*authority  in musical and clerical circles, says  iri an interesting paper on " Violins  and,Girls :  The advantages to a girl of performing on the violin are obvious.  If she sings, she may lose her voice,  and if she has not got one she can't  sing. If she plays the piano, no  one will cease talking, in England  �� at least���no, not even,if she plays  divinely���and then she cannot be  well seen at the piano. But if she  holds a violin she is at once isolated. . In our overcrowded female  population isolation is everything.  To be picked or to pick yourself  out of the crowd, to command the  undivided attention of ihe room, to  to have your innings and to have  it all to-yourself under the most  advantageous, the m.)st fascinating,  circumsLances���;hat   is     a  attitude if she   plays   really   well j "TV/|~%       |_>  and knows how to hold her instru-j -^*-^-*    J-*-'  ment, must be graceful, displaying  her   flexible    wrists,     arms    and  shoulders to the best advantage.    ,  Her sensitive hand seems  made  to clasp its smooth and taper neck.  At last, at last, she   has   found, a  vehicle worthy of   her   subtle   or  passionate but, too long imprisoned  emotions���those     shy     reticences  which yearn for an ear that cannot  he found ;   those confidences which  may be revealed through her violin  but never  betrayed;   th it   feeling  that finds no relief until it; is   suddenly lifted away upon those tidal  waves of ineffable melody the interpreter of things'which ��� " words   a = e ! ffc  powerless   to   express  .and. leave  them  still  unsaid  in part or   say  them in   too   great   excess I'' Yes,  TT-I  & CO  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  ���   yS&ESiSS?:orCARLEY' VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  ��1  Wagon work and Black-smithing in all its Branches.  Nelson Blacksmith Go.  H. A. PROSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court tfouse.  E  NELSON,  B. C  surely, the violin is made for  woman, and woman is made for  ihe violin.  great  point. . A girl may go to a dozen  "at homes" and parties, but  there are dozens more girLs there  alon* with her. and she is but one  in the dozen. But let her suddenly appear with her violin, and  she gets her opportunity.  Every motion of  both  her   well  rounded arms is expressive ; every  Have Scribbler, the author, and  his wife made it np ?  Oh, yes! She now reads what  he writes, and he eats what she  cooks.  . ,        _  Application for Transfer of Liquor. License.  Notice is hereby Riven Hint I, the undersigned, intend, at the'lirst sittinR of the Board  of'Licenso Commissioners, of ihe City of Nelson, io be held '\0 days after the first publication  of (his notice, to apply for a tr insfer of the license held by me for the sale of Honor by retail at my hotel, know;} a--' -The Klondyke."  on lot 5, block I, Vernon ;iti\ ���,-:, Xyson, B. C,  from myself to John Johnson and *->. P. Nelson, both of Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 25th day of March, KM).  O. LUND  ten ay But  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.   e  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  EH . T 85 ��k \/1- Q   11^ *s st ��B r�� o a*  . U'EirmwLv, EfidildljUi.  f  4'  ���I-  %  r  rry* rwyj-nrwgT vticwskm ;^r�����rrv?2P^^^��aiw��aTcsTz<��?j:*��a��^':  fi n a  oors. cassias an  rackets an  iff jp  *j>  Us i  ,0��  Satisfaction Guarsni  ces Reasonable  <Q?h  !6iS  Land Act Amendment Act, 1899.  Notice fs hereby Riven that HO days after  date I intend to make application to theChief  Commissionei of Lands and Works for permission to purchase tlie following described  hinds:  Kiauited about one mile south of D ick  Civ-.'k. and about two miles 110rti*. of Wetland  Buy, in the District of West Kootenay, and  commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner (marked D. F: Cowan's S. W. Corner Post.) thence cast forty H'b chains, ihence  north forty (40) chains, thence west forty (40)  chains, thence south forty (40) chains to the  point of commencement, and containing one  hundred and sixty acres of land, more or less.  Dated at Creston, B. C, this 18th day of  March, 1S99.  D. F. COWAN.  Brokers and Manufacturers9 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.  %K  ;y  vg THE ECONOMIST.  11  <#  Origin of the Skirt Dance.  Somebody   has been  discussing  the origin of the skirt dance, which  has   just   begun  to   lose' its:   old  popularity, not only on the Eaglish  stage, but in the drawing rooms  as  well.     The   management   of    the  multitudinous skirts  could  be  so  discreet that young women  danced  in them in the drawing room,   and  this diversion came to bo   regarded  as wholly  proper.     But the skirt  dance has of late years  lost  much  of its   popularity.     Even   on   the  stage its most skirtful   performers  have  varied  their  methods;   and  the simple   gracefulness of Sylvia,  Gray,   Lelty' Lind   and    Phyllis  Brou^hton is a  thing of  the past.  The   woman   who ' invented   the  dance  seems  to  have  been   more  famous   than   anybody   seems    to  have supposed.     It was no  less a  person (.than   Emma   Hart,   Lord  Nelson's Lady    Hamilton.    /That  is   the person  Francisque    Sarcey  l\*�� selected as the   real   orginator  of  the dance  which  in   its  some-  what degenerate and present estate  is   largely   a   matter   of- calcium  light* and dress goods.      A   letter  which1 M. Sarcey quoted was'  tfrit-  teo bv Goethe,  and deserves-what  the French critic   takes   to  be the  origin of the dance.     The  famous  Germon wrote in March, 1737. :  "Sir William Hamilton,  who  is  still the British   Ambassador here,  after having studied   the works  of  nature for   so   long   a.  time,   has  found a beaiiful young woman  the  most delightful   thing   in   art   or  nature.    She is an Eaglish woman,  very beautiful in face  and   figure  She gives an entertainment dressed  in  a   Greek costume.     Her   hair  hangs loo?e, she takes two   shawls  in her hands, and she so varies her  atitudes, gestures and the   play  of  features that it   is   like  a  dream.  Kneeling,  standing,    sitting,    she  assumes by  turns and expression  of exaltation, repentance,   anxiety,  remorse, affection."  The skirt dance now is so much  the work of the electrician and the  limelight man that is agreeable to  find the original inventor of its  grace and beauty iwas a woman.  smoke "ROYAL SEAL" cte  ��I  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  Kootenay Bell, Little  G-em, Blue Buds, Yes-  talias, Bonnie Fives.  ALL UNION HADE.  ��  ?��>  ..Kootenay Cigar  CO'Y..  p.-o;:box 126,  Telephone 118.  ,    '    NOTICE.  Take notice that thtrty days after date the  Simcoe Mining and Development Company,  .Limited Liability, intend to change their  head office from the city of Nelson, inthe Province of British Columbia, to the town of Y mum-paid Province, the consent in,writing having been obtoined of the stockholders representing two-thirds of all the capital stock of  the company.  Dated this 10th day ofMareh, 1S0��, .  . "���}..  Si3icoK Mining and: Development Com-  ;  pany, Limited Liability. ,  NOTICEOF ASSIGNMENT.  f  ; i  .. Hump  s & Pittock  Tin smithing  Pursuant to the Creditors Trust Deed Acts  and Amended Acts.  "Notice is hel-eliy given thatSamuelJ. Mighton, of Nelson, II. G., heretofore carrying-on  business as Tobacco-Merchant at Nelson", IV. (.;.,  .has by deed dated the 10th day of March, A.  D. 1899, assigned all his personal estate, credits  and effects, which may be seized and sold under execution, and all liis real esta.se to Hugh  R. Cameron, fcfNelsroiiVB. C, Agent, in trust  for the benefit of his creditors. The said deed  was executed by the said Samuel J. Mighton  and bv the said Hugh K. Cameron, on the 10th  dav of March, A. D. 1899, and all persons -having claims agau.at" thc-sajd Sti.tfidH'ilA Migli!-  ton 3irt> required, 'on-or before the luth day ut  April, A. u. issiii, to send t,> "the.,Uustee- 'full  paxt-icrtiai-ROJ ttiesame,-duly verified, together  witif thu 'particulars of the SQcuri.ty, ��if a��$  held by them.-i  ..   - r .':."*;"������"  '-���''���    %   ���'*'  Notice is-h^reb'v further given that after the  said 10th day of April, A. D. lbtW, the trustee  will proceed, to .distribute the.assets ot the  trust estate a'm'6ngst those creditors who are  entitled thereto, ami wliose claims have, then  been lodged with him, having regaid only to  the claims of which he then h:is uotic-', and  that he will not be responsible after said date  for the asst-ts of the said trust,.estate, or-.any  part theivof, st> distributed'to-any ������person or-  persons, Arm or corporation of whose claim he  had hot. noti.-e at the time of distribution.  Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the.  creditors of tlu'sai-d-Sa-iniu-'l-J.' Mighton will-  be held at the law oflice of Macdonald & John-,  son on Baker street, in the citj of Nelson, on;  Monday the20th day o.f March, ��� A.- 0.- 1809,/at:  the hour of two o'clock iu the afternoon.  Dated Nelson, B. C, this lOthday' of March,"  A..D. 1899.  MACDONALD &.TOT1NSON.  Solicitors for the said Trustee.  Next to Nelson Hotel* Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  c':fr&fr-Candies, arid Tropical Fruits.  Ay" A'genTsfor    ���  Victoria- Coi.'onrrsT  SKATTr/B TjMES  $..F; Btrr.McViS'  AI,T,  NKMsOX Kcd"S'OMi3T '. ;  Nj-lTiSoN 'M INTER, -   '-'  ' VlCTOKIA TlMK5S  Tokonto Mail, and Emimuk  TOKONTO  F A RM AND FIR Krf ID B  New- York Sunday WOrt/d.-  And Other Periodicals:  All Kinds* of Soft Drinks.  A Full Line of Choice  Tobaccos  and  Cigars.  ���jXBE*aiBisuLM-x3asraamBBa5Li.ii.v- r-rrag  ���frrrsr:  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  ercha-nts  HEXb OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  -ROSSLAND   -        ��, TRAIL NELSON .;     KASLO  .~   SANDON TMREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets I 4>  RATES; $a per day and up. i <��  Schooner Beer, to c^nts I ^  :-     "   "    ' '     ���  E. J. Curran, Proprietor, %  e    ��   ������  9  But gct'the Beat for Your Correspondence.  ��     ��     ft  AND  Josephine Street  Nelson.  ��a^  Opticians and Watchmakers,  McKiliop   Block,   Baker  street.  -' "      Ali work guaranteed.  SECOND HAND PIANOS  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  ART & MUSIC GO., NELSON  ���  ���  WALKDEN'S,   UNDERWOOD'S,    .  STAFFORD'S   or    STEPHENS'.  ���  mso.11 Staimery  -NELSON. B. C.  ���������^������^^���������^���>^^ ^���������^4 ->^^^^^^^^^^^<^^!^4!^  HEN you buy ���. y  OKELL& MORRIS  reserves^  0 0 0 0  O'KELL & r     i  MORRIS  AFniitPftoes  ?t  oi you pet what fire .pure British Columbia  o( fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  So   home.  ZsortnnnnrsuLSLSLSUW  Arc absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  *sj  5/J'  m .^aiaMMOHMSi^aaSESEaSffiSJ  ���$.  12  THE E60WOMIST  /::..  ]*t^1A '''���yj.  |��AA A'A  ifffe^AA-  IsfffyAA-  |||j^yyy  |I'A: A.v  ll|yy:y:''yA  MpLyyy;y.  li|yAA-A'::  <\i  mi  m  ;;K-;y  llfJAAA  By  I!a;a  Iffy.  S^^;^.���.{'-,-.[l.���!.,'���^���,.  E/j ���',,>i>. ���   ��� ��  |B��yy-hy.'-  Ill  ��AyA;  fcyy,yY-\.  Liquors  BEETQN &CQ.,  ���TS/AA-yyA  :-J'.a:-A:v--.v;..A'.<;-"-��'V.-': ������������>���"  ;Beer:yA;.''-:yy.--'  Tobaccos  Carpets  IYittorii^^ ��nd London, Eng.  Goqida:--'C;>^  Boots and Shoes t  -ATy^Tent^  Cigarettes. fa-X t-->  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  a'a^a^^^  Fire Clay  Teas   L Etc.  ?!  i  I  1  KOOTENAY BRANCH  NELSON, B.C.  ���M  ".���.��rl  /'  ,iK:W^I  CANADIAN  fey  IPS  sjyA  lf'"syyy:  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  *"���  S00 LINE  The Only Transcontinental Line Operating  A Through Service  From Ocean   to  Ocean.  i  I  |3|y  is  m  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties vrith baggage.  Tourist bars pass Revelstoke daily ior bt.  Paul; Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Ttitidays and Saturllaye for Toronto.  fey  %':-:������  H t ���������:���'��� \ ���  P  P  Daily Train  To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Oailv Dftlly  #:40p.m. leaves ���NELSON-arrives 10:30 p.m.  kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee  g��� Sun  ' Ex. Sun.  4 p.' m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str. Moyic:  Mon Wedand'Fri. Tues. Thurs and Sat  "8am.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 6:50 p. m.  "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 Slocan Lake : n ..  Daily Dftliy  6 30 a m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:20 p.m.  'Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beasley, City picket  Agent,  orK. W. DREW, Agent, Nelson : i. C.  W. F. Andttraon,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent  Vancouver B.C.  ly ���!:���  pA"  I*'1 ���  AtiantiG 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. agent or,.  Ac. P. R. C84y Ticket Agent, Weiaon.  W'..'. STITT�� 6��"   s-  S.Agt., Winnipeg.  inion and  racial  Opp. Cas tain 1 eyse, Kelson, B. C.  "There's two gentlemen pining!  for you, pretty lady," said the  fortuneteller; "but you won't get  either of them," she adds, as the  pretty lady passes by without  stopping.  "Your Honor," said the Irish  barrister, as he rose to plead bis*  client's cause, *��� I shall first prove  to the jury that my client did not  commit the crime with which he  stands charged. If that does not  convince the jury, I shall show  that he was insane when he did it.  If the jury be even then unconvinced, X shall prove an alibi." ,  " You are ah iceberg {"exclaimed  her elderly but well preserved  adorer, pale with anger and mortification. *' A dozen Cupids, wi h a  hundred arrows each, could never  find a vulnerable place in your  fliLty heart!"  "Notif they used an old beau  to shoot with, Mr. Wellup," coldly  replied the young and beautiful  Miss Flyppe,  An Irish  principal in  a  recent  impromptu mill, realizing that  be  was being badly worsted, vigorously  protested to the bystanders against  h 3 m th ds[of his adve sary.  44 Sure, an' wasn't it to be a fair  stand-up fight ?" he excidedly exclaimed.  " It certainly was," returned an  an onlooker, who had been a witness of the preliminary arrangements.  " An' bowf thin," retorted the  defeated candidate, " can he be  ixpictin' me to shtand up and  foight ira fairly if hedobeknockin'  me down all the toime ?V  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES���Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B.C, and  Dawson City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P.J. RUSSELL, Manager Nelson  Branch  TX7E Have Opened Up a Large and New Stock of    .    .    .  Pianos. Guitars. Banjos, Mandolins. Violins. Concertinas. Ac-  cordeons. Autoharps, Etc., Etc.  Sheet Music, Music Books and Musical Sundries of Kvery  Description  AT OUR TOY STORE NEKT DOOR TO BANK OF B. C.  Mufltc not in Stock Procured on 5hortest Notice  CANADA DRUG AND BOOK CO., Limited.  S  AND  uors  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  ,  UQUORS,  HAVANA   G1GARS,  All tlie leading brands always in stock.  YATES   STREET.  VICTORIA, B.C.


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