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 VOE.  I.  NELSON,   B.  C,   WEDNESDAY,   MARCH 9,   iSgS.  NO.  35-  EN ELS ON  ECO NOfl I ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of -Nelson, B. C. .  C. Dell-Smith. ,  P. .1. O'Reilly .  ... Editob  .Manager  SU BSCRI P.tl'ON  RATES :  One Year to Canada and United States  ...  If paid in.advance   One Year.to Great Britain ;    If paid in advance.    .-.-.'..   Remit by Express,  Money' Order,   Draft,   P. O.  registered Letter.  . ...A $2.00  ....... 1.50.  ....... 2.50  .......  2 00 ���  Order,   or.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully-  -solicited. *  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known oh application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefullv guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT,  There will be a special court of assize   held  in Nelsrvoii the 2.1st inst., at which the   man  Sullivan or Doyle, now   confined in   the   provincial jail,   will be   tried   for   the   murder of  Dennis Connors, at Kuskonook  on   the   night  of Sunday,   February   13th.      The  particulars  of  the   case    have    alread}^    appeared in   the  columns of The Economist, and in commenting on them we expressed the hope that some  arrangements would be made   by   which   the  fate of the prisoner would   be   decided   before  the time at  which  the    summer   assizes    are  usually held.      That   a   person ch irged with  crime should be detained in   custody   pending  the sitting of "the  next   court   of  competent  jurisdiction,"   is aclcn 3wled^ed   a   hardship,  especial^ in the case of a prisoner  not  guilt3>-  of the charge preferred against  him.     Hence,  in ordinary cases the provisions  of the Speedy  Trials Act may   be   availed   of���the   prisoner  may elect to be tried before a competent judge  or await the ordinary scheduled time   of court  and go before a jury.     This option,   however,  does   not   apply   when   the capital   offense is  charged, as in this  instance.       Realizing   the  danger that would follow b,v   delaying justice  in the case of Doyle, the authorities have very   1  wisely decided   upon the holding of  an early   :  assize.       The prisoner does not   deny   that he  fired   the   shot   which   caused   the   death   of   I  Dennis Connors.       There   are   three eye-witnesses to the occurrence,   aud   that   drunkenness can not be pleaded  in extenuation  of the  crime, is evident  from  the   fact   that   Doyle,   !  while yet his gun   was   smoking, realized   his   j  guilt,    aud   endeavored   to   make    good    his   |  escape, evading arrest for  a   couple   of  da3's.   ]  The only plea he puts forth is that   the   shot   ���  was fired in self-defence.      It   is not our pro-   i  vince to prosecute nor yet defend the unhappy  man,       His   case will be fully gone into, by a  jury composed of impartial men,   and   if there  be a doubt the prisoner will get the benefit of  it.      Whether the verdict be one of murder or  manslaughter, it is important in  the interests  of the community that it be rendered with   as  little delay as possible.       In   this, young  aud  sparsely populated-country it  is all-important  that justice be   swift.       During -railway  construction it is unfortunately the case that many  uidesirable'-characters flock in���men   who do  not intend/to become permanent settlers,  who  have no interest   in the country,   who, merel3A  follow the line as long as there is work   to be  done, and then scatter.    They are strangers to  the comnunity,  strangers   to   one   another���  birds of passage.     Under the circumstances it  is evident that no camp is likely to be without  its rough element.     Eaw and order, therefore,  must be enforced for the general good���strictly^,  promptly enforced���otherwise no man's life or  property would be safe.     This is not a case in  which anything can possibly be gained in the  prisoner's favor by delay.   The ju^ can found  their verdict on   direct   testimony : they   will  not be called upon to express an opinion based  upon circumstantial evidence.     Unfortunately  Doyle is not the   only prisoner   charged   with  murder   in   this province and   now   awaiting   I  trial.     George Newlove will have to answer a   j  similar charge.      He is confined at Kamloops  Jail accused of causing the death of an Indian  named   Hughie,   employed   on    the    Garden  Ranch.       Here again whiskey was at the bottom ofthe crime.       Newlove and the   Indian  were drinking heavily ;  they   quarrelled,  and  during   the quarrel   the Indian was   stabbed  several  times, and then thrown out to die.   He  lived, however, to tell of how he   came by his  wounds.       In this instance there were no witnesses to the  crime���the   two   men   were   the  only occupants ofthe cabin in which the  fatal  wounds were inflicted.   As in the case of Doyle,  Newlove     admits     the    killing,   but    pleads  that it was done in self-defence.  The annual report of the   Canadian   Pacific  Railway Co. announces that the   Crow's Nest  line will be completed to Kootenay lake before  the end of August.      A temporary connection  will be made with Nelson by means of a train  ferry, whereby   a thorough train   service rna}r  be established   pending the completion   of the  railway   along   the   shore of  the   lake to this  point.  j distance of 60  miles.      It  is also announced that authority will be asked to build  westward from the Columbia River to Robson,  so as   to   reach   the  Boundary  Creek  district.  This   is good news   for the   country.      While  other corporations are wrangling over charters,  the C. P.R. are extending their system,   and  taking in every district  the prospects of which  justify the introduction   of the  ''iron  horse."  Commenting editorial^- 011  the annual  report  of the company the Montreal Gazette calls attention   to the   fact that the Canadian Pacific  Rail way   Compau}' is   only  18 years old, and  adds: "When its project was published people  thought it  would   never be   executed.      The  system to-day  comprises  7,676  miles of road  owned and operated, and two  steamship lines  on the  Pacific.      It  has  assets representing a  value   of  $245,000,000,   earns   $24,000,000 a  3rear,   and   is   paying dividends   where   some  thought  it  would   not  earn  axle grease.     Its  story is one of the most wonderful  in   the  annals of-modern business enterprise."  I       At a meeting ofthe   local   bar last   week it  was decided to petition the legislature in favor  of establishing the land resustrv office   in Nel-  son.     The many advantages possessed by this  city were set forth,   and   that  these   are   fully  realized  by' the   legal   fraternity   throughout  the district is evident from the fact that Kaslo,  Slocan Cit\r, New Den /er,   Sandon  and   other  populous centres are adopting a similar course  ���all hold up their hands and raise their voices  in fnvor of Nelson.     As a matter of public convenience, the office should be opened here, and  no doubt will.       The people   of  Rossland,  of  course, want it there, because   they   are at an  altitude of some four thousand feet above sea-  level and have no land to register.   They want  so much up there that we should   not   be surprised to hear   them ask   that   the   provincial  capital be shifted   from  Vancouver   Island   to  Rossland, and claim that their mountain home  is the only   proper site   for   the   experimental  farm   now   u-n'fortunatelv at   Agassiz.  or   the  hatchery of the   fisheries   department.       The  " claim"   in either case   would be as   reasonable as that put forth in favor of having a land  registry   office   perched   on    some   of the iron  capping in* the Rossland camp.  The Kootenaian he's fired what Bro. Kins:  says is " the first gun in a campaign of work  looking towards the fostering of the lead mining, smelting, and manufacturing industries of  Canada." We hope the shot will take effect.  We are entirely in sympathy with any practical undertaking having for its object the building up of home industries, but as we pointed  out last week, it is desirable to secure a market  for our surplus lead products before we can declare war with" our present customers. To  encourage home smelting of lead the KOOten- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ;-'-; i  aiaii offers, nothing new!   That so much of our  ore should be sent out of the country for treatment is to be regretted :  we would   like to see  it all handled at this side of the boundaryline;  but are increased duties   on lead and lead products the - only means of accomplishing this desirable end ?       The Kootenaian courts an expression of opinion on the point,   and we trust  the subject will be freety   debated,   regretting  that our space will not permit of publishing'iii-  full the   case as presented   b3r our Kaslo  contemporary.  The number of applications for railway  charters now before the provincial and dominion legislatures, having this province as their  proposed field of operation, is significant of  the importance attached   to British Columbia  " If'.'anything   like a   fair percentage of these  charters are "granted and acted upon we will  have an era of railway construction  that will  surprise the world.     There is searcel3r a section  of  the  country for   which   a   railroad   is  not  mapped out, and in   many   districts   the coin-  petition   is   keen   for   the   right  to build and  operate.   Dr. G. L. Milne has stated positive^  that actual work  on the-' Victoria,   Vancouver  & Eastern-railwa3r\vilbGQ.mmeilce on  April i,  if not sooner.     The C. P. R.   have also an eye  on   the Boundar3A countr3?,>while Mr. -Garbin  declares that he will be the first in. there with  his line.    The more the merrier.  the lecturer   A grappled with her"or " surrendered."      If he grappled, it would be ver3'  ^interesting to   know whether it was   with  the  new woman or what is affectionately known as  the old woman, he grappled.     To grapple with  the old woman would not be necessa^ for she  is, or was,   according to  the lecturer, a   sentiment ; while to grapple with an up-to-date new.  woman would, we imagine, be an undertaking  which few men would care to face.      What a  pity the lecturer was not explicit on a subject  of such importance.  complaining some months ago that their cit3^  was infested with the troublesome little rodents, and that there were not cats enough in  the ebnntry to cope with the intruders. A  trial of Loffer's bacillus might prove as successful in Rossland as it does in Germatw.  Fortunateh' we want" no Loffer's patent or  patent loafers in Nelson.  The Ontario elections are   now over.       The  result will be a surprise to maiw who have not  closely watched the political tendencies of the  province ot late.       As long as   Oliver. Mowat  was at the helm he managed to steer the ship  of state through the various storms which she  encountered during her long and perilous voy-  age, but no sooner had he left  the wheel than  fresh troubles arose which the new pilots were  unable to cope with.     "The   government   has  been returned���but not to power ;   a majority  of two is not a working   majorit3r.       That the  Conservatives   of Ontario   should   be  able to  achieve so much,   shows   clearly-   that a great  change has come over the people.       No doubt  Pre nier Hardy will have to go to the country^  again, if not at once,   in the very^ near future,  and when that appeal is made,   the tables will  in all probability-- be turned.     Ontario is dissatisfied with the Liberal policy'  and demands a  change.     That the Conservatives should have  polled within two of the Liberal vote, with all  the inflence ofthe Liberal   government at Ottawa thrown into the contest, is a very signifi-  can: fact.     If the powers that be at the dominion capital cannot   influence   the electorate of  Ontario, how will they stand  when they- come  to fight their own battle ?  " The New Woman and the Old," was the  subject of a lecture recently delivered in a  neighboring cityr. The lecturer, an elderh'-  but robust individual, declared : " Woman is  no longer a sentiment, she is a problem, and  it is now our unhapp3' mission to graple with  her or surrender, as I have done." This is  somewhat indefinite. On reading the report  ofthe lecture one is at a loss to know whether  The Klond3'ke fever appears  to be   bad   in  the Old Country.      Several   steamships   from,  the British Isles are expected   0,11   the   Pacific  Coast within a couple of weeks,   all   carrying  passengers bound for the Klondyke.     We are  pleased to find the press of the   Old   Country  using its influence, to stem the tide  of  foolish  fortune  seekers.      Dealing with this subject,  the Financial Bulletin, (London, Eng.J says:  " That many; thousands of those yielding to  the impulse to be in the rush will suffer hardships   and  disappointments   unutterable,   the  history of all such booms in much more genial  regions than the ice-bound Yukon   teaches us  to expect.    That any words of ours, however  earnestly uttered, will serve to allay the  gold  fever  in   one   man,   experience leads   us    to  doubt, but if there be those hesitating on the  verge of that delerium, with whom our words  carry any influence,  we  advise  them,   unless  already equipped with wealth enough to  render failure of no great consequence,   to   await  the report of a new season, and the fuller exploration   of the   more   easily   attained gold-  fields, reported to   have r been   discovered   on  the Eastern water-sheds of the Rockies." .  A correspondent of the Vancouver World,  writing from Fort Wrangle, has this to sa3',���  and such tales are being told even' day7, and  are fulby verified b3' men returning from the  north :  t( The tales of suffering and death at Skag-  uay and Dyea are something awful. The people are fleeing for their lives from some mysterious disease that has broken out up there.  The undertakers are taking out to sea from  twelve to fifteen bodies a da3'. Every steamer  coming south is bringing men to this place,  glad to escape with their lives, and trying to.  dispose of their outfits. A man with nione3>-  here could buy an outfit cheaper than he could  in Vancouver."  If in the face  of such facts and  advice  men "j  will persist in   rushing  into danger,   they can   j  onI3' blame themselves and the steamship com-   !  panies booming the   Klondyke for the trade it   j  brings them, if they share the fate  of many of !  those who have gone before.       The death roll   j  in the Yukon country7 this year will   undoubtedly be heavy.       We should not be surprised  to see the Coast cities inundated   with desperate men returning from the   gold   fields   next  winter���men  made   desperate byr   disappointment and want.     It is positively-- criminal,   we  hold, to encourage men  to rush  into   that  inhospitable region,  already overcrowded.  ,   It looks as if the Trail smelter will be blown  in again in full blast, and kept /busy as a customs concern.      Now  that all the Le Roi ore  goes to! Northport,   the Trail  smelter  has lost  its best customer.    But then the prices charged  for freight and treatment were such as to. keep  all but the higher grade ores  on   the dump of  the   other    mines operating   in\the Rossland  camp.    The   War   Eagle   has   been  adopting  this policy almost from the time it fell into the  hands   of V the   Gooderham   syndicate,     until  there is now an accumulation of some  100,000  tons on the ground. In last week's Ecomomist  appeared   the    statement    of   Vice-President  O'Shaughnessy of the C. P.   R.  to the effect  that the company^ having taken over the smelter and the narrow gauge line leading thereto,  did not-intend to run   it as  a  money-making  business^u^^vould treat the oreVof \he   district practically at cost.     The figure mentioned  ���not 'by the^vice-president, . howelne'r���was c.  $7.50 per ton.     At this   price the smelter will  doubtless  secure  all the   rock  it  can handle.  The War Eagle will commence   to ship forthwith,   averaging probably   100  tons  per day,  and this with the contributions ofthe various  other mines in the discrict  ought to keep the  smelter at Trail in full blast.      It is said that  the LeRoi smelter���which we were told at the  time of its erection  was not  a  competitor for  the ores   of the   Rossland   camp,   and would  handle  the  ores  ofthe Le Roi 011I3-���showed  their anxiet3' to secure the work   of the  War  Eagle,  by  cutting  somewhat closer  than the  bid made by Trail for the business.     The War  Eagle   perole  dUplayei a   pitrbtic spirit   in  keeping the work in the province.     There has  been a too liberal patronage of outside smelters  to the' detrimeut of home industry in the^past,  but let us hope that a new era has dawmed and  that in future the great bulk of our Canadian  ore will be treated in Canada.  A German sevant has discovered how to  slay mice and rats by means of a bacillus,  which he has named after himself���Loffer's  patent mouse ty'phus bacillus, and which is  claimed to be far more fatal than the household cat.      The good people of Rossland were  Tie great relief expedition undertaken bv  the government of the United States, oste :-  sibly with the object of providing food for the  famine-stricken miners ofthe Klondyke country, has been abandoned after a great blowing  of the national trumpet. The proposition was  to send in a million pounds of provisions���  nothing small about this���and to get the supper in despite every obstacle. The provisions  are said to have been purchased���certainh- the  reindeer to carry them were, and now all are  to be disposed of to the highest bidder and the  expedition abandoned. The fact is that there  was no necessity whatever for such an expedition, and this fact was so clearly- shown that  even our Yankee friends could not brazen out  their little scheme of getting in a couple of  million dollars worth of stuff free of duty.  The    number    of   applications for   railway THE NELSON ECONOMIST  >  The Crow's Nest Pass railway will materially alter the geography of the ���'country,^^ calling into existence new towns and connecting  ma.ny of those already established. No section  of the country will derive greater benefits from  the new line than the Kootenays. Already  the good effects of the undertaking are being  felt, but as soon as the coal fields are opened  up and the various industries following in their  trail are established, increased prosperity niay  be looked for. With this increased trade various changes will be necessary .to facilitate the  conduct of public business. . In the - customs  departmeiit.it has been deemed advisable to  raake Rossland, Trail and Kaslo portsof entry7.  This arrangement comes into operation on the  ���tst of next month. At present the subLports  of Fort Steele;. Nakusp, Mo37ie City, Wardner,  etc, send their returns to New Westminster.  Why it should be so it is difficult-to say. .This  is business which might with advantage be  transacted in Nelson.  I stiantiated, although ample Opportunity was  | given to the parties making them to do so./.  ! This-refers to the investigation which Mr. Jus-/  Atice McColl held, in December, and' which  ; j arose out. of certain charges made to; the Min--  | ister of- Justice concerning Judge Spinks.  I These charges were.proved to be founded oil  I hearsay reports, and, when it came to a matter  of substantiating them the prime movers were  conspicious by their absence. It is to be regretted-that the matter has not been pushed  further, and that those designing, malicious  individuals, should be allowed to escape scott-  free, after putting the country to the expense  of instituting an investigation.  knew him >s a friend   and   an  honorable   opponent, whether at the bar or oh the hustings.  A petition, practically favoring Mr. Corbin's  sought-tor railway7 charter, to   entitle   him , to,  build   his   proposed   line   inio   the   Boundary  country,    was   endorsed  by   the   Mfcyor   and  Board of Aldermen at their meeting oir  Monday, AidL Teetzel alone  protesting.     In   matters of this sort   the   Ci:y   Council   would   do  well to keep silent.     They are entitled to their  private opinions, but   they7   should   remember  that they are there to represent   the   interests  ofthe city of Nelson, and that   they7   have   no  right to speak for the citizens   on   other   than  municipalmatters.     That is what   they7   were  elected  for���nothing   rnore.     The    people   of  the Boundary7 country  ought   to   know   their  own business and be able to look after   it.     If  our Board of Aldermen undertake  to   meddle  in every-topic   that   may   be   intruded   upon  them,   they may be asked to express an opinion on the political situation in Newfoundland  for instance.     There are already three distinct  railway7 charters being applied for having   the  Boundary country as their scene of operation.  Many citizens of Nelson favor the proposal to  carry7 the line clear through to Vancouver and  Victoria���making the   undertaking   a   purely  Canadian affair.     Others hail with satisfaction  the announcement that the C.P.R. have practically7  made   arrangements   to   extend   their  system into the   coveted   country ;  and   there  are those who even go   the   length   of saydng  that if Mr. Corbin gets the charter it   will   divert the trade ofthe district to the   American  side, instead of securing it for our own people.  .This is a matter ��� of  opinion���but   people   are  entitled to their opinions.     As individuals the  ma37or  and   aldermen   are   welcome   to    their  opinions, but what we object to   is   that   as   a  representative bod37   the37   should   take   upon  themselves to bind the public   to   their   views  as   expressed   on   a   subject   having   nothing  whatever to do with the   municipal   affairs   of  Nelson.  The British Columbian Review, Loudon,^  Eng., calls attention to what it calls " Abso-<  ltitely7 the most impudent proposal we have ever  seen issued to the public." It is the prospectus of the Klondyke Gold Sy7ndio*aie, with  a capital of ^25,000 "on which interest at the  rate Of 50 per cent will be paid monthly7 until  the first distribution of profits in the spring of  1898." The hand bill accompanying this so-  called prospectus reads :  Millions of Gold  Do you want some?  Then obtain a prospectus of the  Klondyke Gold Syndicate  18a, London Street, City, E. C.  Shares   -   ��leach. .  Bearing guaranteed dividends.  How to obtain a  Free passage to Dawson City.  Tlie English public are cautioned to have  nothing to do with the S3rndicate, or Davenport & Co. from whom the prospectus emanates.  It is authentically7 announced that the Governor-Geiieral-iii-Council will not take any  further action in the charges made against  Judge Spinks, as* the accusations were notsub-  The Hon. Theodore Dy vie, Chief Justice of  the Supreme Court of British   Columbia, died  on Monda37 at Victoria.      His  death   was not  altogether unexpected, as the hon. gentleman  has been failing in health for a long time,   although attending to the  duties   of  his   office.  He was raised to the bench in   1895, upon the  death ofthe late Sir  Matthew   Bailie    Begbie,  and being congratulated on his   well-deserved  elevation, the new chief justice declared to his  friands '' I wont live long to enjoy   a   seat on  the bench."     He knew his weakness and predicted his early demise.      Deceased was born  in England in March  1852, and   at   the age of  fifteen years came to this province,   in   which  he has  played a   prominent   part.       He   was  elected to the local   legislature   in    1882,   and  during   the    Robson   government   was    made  attorney7 general, and afterwards  became   premier.     In 1895 ne resigned the premiership to  take the position of chief justice.      Theodore  Davie was a man of wonderful  nerve and perseverance, and one who attained  eminence by  his stern ability7 and determination.      During  the Cassiar excitement of   1864  he  went  into  that country and worked as hard as any  man  in it.     Returning to Victoria he entered  poli-   !  tics, and has since figured conspicuously as a   I  politician.    The new parliamentary  buildings   :  at Victoria owe their existence to his foresight   j  and energy7���he anchored the  capit-d   at Van-   !  couver island.       His life has been a busy7 one,   j  and his memory7 will be cherished by  all  who   '  The United States appears to   be   preparing  for a ,war with Spain,   and   if .the   newspaper  press of the country7 have   any   influence   war  there will be.     All sorts of sensational rumors  are afloat as to the cause of the blowing up of  ���the. Maine, and while the press insist that   the  ' act was maliciously7 and designed^7 done,   the  '���/UnitedrStates officials do not share in the view  and are trying hard to curb the warlike agitators until   the  commission   investigating   the  catastrophy   report.^ indig-  . ���liaiitly repudiate the theory7 that the good ship  was destroyed b37 any hidden mine in the harbor, and contend that it was purely an accident or want of care onvthe part ofthe officers  of the Maine. .This is the generalvopinion.  The incident will cause a general stir in shipbuilding, recruiting, etc.., and will give the  people an opportunity7 of blowing.off a. lot oi  patriotic puff, but that there will be a shot  fired in anger over the unfortunate occurrence.  we.very,much doubt.  At a meeting ofthe City Council   on   Monday afternoon Afl Hillyer succeeded,   to   the  satisfaction of the board  at least, in   establishing his charge against the contractors for   the  grading of Josephine street  and  the   building  of the retaining wall at Ward street.     At the  previous meeting he accused   the   contractors  of not paying in   every   instance   the   amount  ($2.50 per day) stipulated in their contract, to  the men employed   on. the   works ;  also   that  the contractors compelled   their   employes   to  board at a certain   hotel  and   in   the   case   of  married men deducted $1.50   per   week   from  them as an equivalent of the   ll rake   off "   secured   by   the   boarding   arrangement.    "The  city engineer spoke to the contractors   on   the  subject, and,   he   states,   they7   admitted   that-  such a rule prevails.     The contractors   try7   to  justify7 their action by asserting that   such   an  arrangement is usual.     If their   statement   be  correct, the practise is one that should be put  down with a strong hand.     When they7   tendered on the job, they should have  figured,   as  others who tendered doubtless did, on   paying  their men $2.50 per day.     They7 got   the  contract because their bid   was   the   lowest,   and  taking it,   with their eyes   open and   fully understanding   the conditions,   they   should   be  compelled to live up to it.     If such   a   system  as   that   here   inaugurated   be   countenanced,  there is no use whatever in trying   to   uphold  the principle of a fair  day's   wage   for   a   fair  dayT's work���nothing   to   prevent   contractors  from charging their men $10 or $12 per   week  for board that costs but $5 or $6,   and   paying  the unfortunates in   boarding   house   receipts.  Why not arrange for supplying the   employes  with clothes,   tobacco or   rum and force them  to take it in lieu of   cash ?     The   council   was  very7 lenient in dealing with the case   as   they7  did���ordering that the conditions of   the   contract    so    far    as   payment   is   concerned,   be  printed and posted at the works,  so   that   the  men may see what they7 are entitled to.  Try a bottle of the Nelson Wine Co's ���i-Crown Scotch. * THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A  LIFE SENTENCE.  ft  i  They had come out together on the h;.wn  from the room that was too small to hold two  men and their anger.  Mildenhall's, sudden rage had kept him as  yet from realizing the full meaning of the torn  letter which had fallen from the lace of his  wife's bosom as she left the dinner-table three  minutes before. She had swept away, trailing  her silks after her, unconscious. Every fresh  thought flushed his face anew, and his fingers  convulsively crumbled or rolled the scraps of  paper that he clung to with  both hands".  "Oh you scoundrel ���'!'-.   Oh, you d���d scoundrel !"v :;-n.!::!     "r/-v:\  ;;     v  The half light from the. drawn blinds fell on  the letter���the foolish letter,*jin>Kingsmark's  handwriting���and fell, too;, ?oh Kingsmark's  white, hardened face; that seemed to peer with  ' a piteous curiosity at what so little time ago  was the face of his frienct.--His friend, his dear  old friend, whom he had so basely betray7ed���  and that not for love sake, but in the climax of  a series of weak concessions to the foolish passion of his friend's wife.  The broken voice went on, sounding wearil37,  like the voice of one who has not spoken tor a  long time.  '������And if any one had told me, Jack���only-  five minutes- back���-before I ������that you������  Oh, you d--n scoundrel !",  At the fresh blaze of wrath, Kingsmark put  up his arm instinctively.  " Keeo off," lie said, soaakiu^   for the first  time.  The action put a new thought into Mildenhall's madness. With a scream like an animal  in pain, the big y7ellow bearded man threw  hi nself upon Kingsmark, and hurled him to  the ground. As they rolled over together,  Kingsmark felt hands at his throat. His eves  swam in his head���the clutch released for an  instant, and before it tightened again his fingers found what they7 sougdit in his bre?.st  pocket.  Mildenhall was kneeling on him and laughing histerieally ; speech was impossible to  Kingsmank���he tried-it. Then, forgetting  everything but that life and senses were leaving him, he struck upward with all his ebbing  force.  A tremor ran through the fingers at his  throat, and their clasp was loosened. He  staggered to his knees.  Evelym Mildenhall seemed to be sitting  against the tulip bank, with his head thrown  back and his beard pointing upward, just as it  used to do when he let off a great peel of laughter at some jest of his friend's.  " Evely7n !" No answer. Then the blood  rushed into the forehead of the man who realized now what he had done. He stepped back  in co the house and threw on his hat aud Inverness. When he returned he leaned over Mildenhall and stroked his hair with his hand.  The man was dead, but the man who had  killed him could not think of that now. All  his senses were strangely7 alive to trifles.  Through the open window he could see the  The Nelson Wine Co. sells only the purest wines and liquors  Try one bottle.  dining Aroom as they had left it���the chairs  thrust back, the open cigar box on the table,  the wine still in the glasses. , One of the two  who had sat there was dead���the one who was  alive hardly knew which.      The turf was wet.  Had a shower  fallen ?      At   dinner   she   had  ��� -,������������ *       *  complained of the heat andlanguidly7 predicted  rain. Mildenhall's head, lying back like that  must be erushingrone ofthe tulips. Naturally  an unobservant man; Kingsmark noticed for  the first time that tulip-cups shut at night.  Something   was   shining    in    Mildenhall's  breast���-the silver figure of a contadino halting  the stiletto that slew him.       Why  was   there  not more blood?    Kingsmark had bought that  stiletto and the silver candlesticks now on the  table within, the day the two came away Trom  Pisa, at the end-of that long holiday in the sun.  He could leave it there safely.      No man  had  looked at  it since but he and   the   dead   man  who now had it in his heart.      He  took   his  eyes from the   hilt,   shut   them,   and   turned  away his head.     When lie opened them again  he stooped to pick up something "white   from  the turf���a torn letter-���on   whose   turned-up  corner he read" Darling'Hetty."  Thrusting this into his waistcoat pocket, he  went down the avenue with head bent, his  boots crunching the moist gravel on the path,  now lit up and spangled by7 the moonlight.  His old friend-  Long ago they7 had. sworn that the one who_  died first should return to meet and greet the  other on his way7. Kingsmark wished that  this could be, for then his last memory of his  friend would be a reproachful face���better  memory than the white throat thrown back in  the moonlight.  He shuddered, and reached out his hands  as he walked, as one does struggling to break  a nightmare. . .  Some one was speaking. He had walked  into the lane of light cast by7 a policeman's  lantern.  " Good night," he answered in his dream.  " Looks like more rain, sir."  "I fear so," said Kingsmark,   and  hurried  on to escape the coming shower.  His old friend ! He almost felt the accustomed arm thrown across his shoulder.  No thought of flight ; he was tired, and tomorrow showed dimly at the end of the long  sleep awaiting him. Mildenhall had always  walked this road with him, and now Mildenhall was dead. Kingsmark wished he was  dead, too���but perhaps that was only7 part of  the craving for sleep which oppressed him.  But it was his first definite thought, since Mildenhall, cigar in mouth, had picked the torn  letter from the floor upon the empty7 chair at  the table head.  Another policem- n was standing at his gate  when Kingsmark fitted his latch-key7 to the  lock. Kingsmark wondered at the strange  voice with which he gave good-night to this  man.  When he had lighted a candel in his bedroom, he leaned his hands on the dressing  table and looked long and curiously at the  white face chat stared at him out of the mirror's dark depths       It was  interesting  to see  )S<s his eyes  the face of a man who had A ... He  threw himself on the bed at the last pitch of  exhaustion. A  ��� ^r* ^iS ^v* rT* ^^      ��� '  Knock���knock���knock ! What w;as it-  some one making a coffin ? Hammer���hammer���hammer ! No; it was some one at the  front door, a bell was clanging loudly7 in the  empty kitchen.  Kingsmark instinctively tore of his coat and  put on a dressing-gown before he went down.  As he shot  back   the   heavy  bolts   of   the  front door he was conscious of a light through  the ground glass and the voices without.  " Well, what's up ?" he was surprised to  hear himself say as he saw two policemen  standing on the doorstep. The night smelled  sweet of wet earth and leaves.  "Mr. Mildenhall, sir���he's dead, sir���murdered."..  "Good God !" Kingsmark leaned against  the door post; fighting for breath to say, " I  killed himu ": a ' ;';  .'' Yes, sink ���Itt.his front garden���a knife in  his heart,-;sir," out in another policeman.  Kingsmark rubbed his hand acro-5  and looked at it as if he expected to see something on it.  " I was asleep," he said.  " You see," went on the policeman, apologetically7, " we came to you through you  being so well known to be his best friend���  and having been seen with him last of all."  "What ?" said Kingsmark.  " Why7, sir, sure you're heavy7 with sleep,  or you'd remember meeting us as usual, and  us giving you good-night, sir���don't you  recollect ?"  41 You saw me walking   with   Mr.    Mildenhall to-night ?"  " Yes sir, of course I did.     Come,sir,  rouse  yourself."  Kingsmark held his two hands over his head  and said :  " Tell me again."  "Again and again, sir," answered the man,  with some temper. "I saw him and you as  usu 1, and I saw him leave you at your door ;  and I saw him go back home and I said good  night and he never answered. And then we  saw the light and the window open, and went  in and found the poor gentleman stone dead  on his own lawn with his head among the  tulips."  Kingsmark's hands tightened their clasp.  The dead man had kept his promise then, and  had walked with him that night. A ghost  had paced by- his side���a ghost's arm had lain  on his shoulder���a ghost had come back���the  murdered man had saved the murderer. How  curious !  Kingsmark burst out laughing and fell at  the policeman's feet.  They roused him���or what was left of him.  The best part of him lay on the lawn among  the tulips.  A stupid sense of clinging to life with both  hands possessed him. Mildenhall had saved  his life :   he dared not throw7   it away.        He  Ledgers, Journals, Cash Books at the Thomson  Stationery  Co., L'td.  ' * w '1_ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  was condemned to live. He went through an  inquest���or dreamed he did���answering questions mechanically with a growing wonder to  find his answers believed. What fools people'  were ! And he the greatest fool of all. His  old friend.  Kingsmark thinks he went mad a little after  this. They7 called it brain fever. When he  got better he tried to tell himself that Mildenhall was not dead���had gone to a far country7.  But even that last rag���the one thing that let  any7 meaning remain to life���was torn from  him, for Mildenhall's widow came to see him.  " M37 darling," she cried, throwing her amrs  around him,- '/how terrible all this has been,  but I am now all yrour own."  He did not answer, but she felt the repulsion of denial in the contact of him.  The commonplace, pretty face, framed in  the y7ellow hair and the widow's bonnet,  darkened. Then she spoke reasonably7, softly7,  with the little lisp   Mildenhall   had   loved.' to  " Jack, dear, of course it'�� very - shocking  and all that.- But really it ought to^bring us  together.-~ Why should it part us ?"  He drew himself up and laid his dry lips  against her little red mouth. This, too, was  part of his life sentence.  ��������� " Why, indeed?" he said, with a shiver,  and sat with his head bo wed in the shadow of  the night coming.  PEOPLE'S  PARK.  Io the Editor op The Economist:  Sir,���Now7 that the summer   weather   is at  hand, migiit I suggest that something be done  towards   making   the   park,    so-called,   more  worthy of the name ?       I understand that the  ground has been   handed   over to the city7 by  the provincial government.       Now that there  can be no dispute as to title, there is no reason  why the city council should not take the matter  in hand, see that there are no   encroachments  made on the property,   and   proceed   without  delay to   make the plot   more park-like.       In  other municipalities there is a well-recognized  body known as the   Park   Committee,   whcse  duties are these suggested by7   the name.       It  would be well that Mayor Houston,   who certainly takes a lively interest in all that affects  the well-being of Nelson,   should select such a  committee from   among the aldern.e i,   and 1  have no doubt the council would   as willingly7  invest them with the necessar37 powers is   t.ie  citizens  would second  their  effort?.      Theie  is no more  beautiful park   site that 1 know of  than that we have here.     It may be small, but  what it lacks in size is more than compensated  for b37 position.     There is, unhappily, no very7  attractive promenade in Nelson,   but we need  no longer be without one,   if the   May7or   and  Board of Aldermen will but do what ought to  be to them a pleasing work���put the   park   in  order.     The cost could not be much, while the  benefits that would accrue would be inestimable  When Nature hemmed us   in on   all sides by  mountains, she gave us a beautiful lake to relieve what would otherwise be a   monotonous  scene, and on the shores of that lake  she provided a park site, leaving   it   in the hands of  people   themselves   to furnish   the walks,  the  flower beds, the seats and fencing.     Let us do  our share of the work.  Aunt Eliza.  Trunks, Valises, Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, March 7.  ..'������".���'' '���    -,���'. ��� y .-   '��� -  Deer Tim���I haven't seen me Trend Jim,  the mistarious fellow, that I was telling ye  about last week, an' I haven't heard anything  about him either. They tell me that a man is  missing all right, but whether-, tis Jim or the  other fellow meself doseh't know. "Twas a  quare thing entoirely, Tim, but we'll be hear1  ing more about it.  You'll be glad   to hear   that   Bilh7 Herring  is around agin, but he's  not looking well .yet.,  Billy7 tells me that he   had a   bad week   ov it,  an' was as mad as anything bekase none ov us  ... -��� o  went to see him.     We didn't know he was bad  or we'd all be uo to him.     I missed Billy, an'  ' .&, ���"���...������������������  when I'd ask for him they'd-'tell me he was up  at the Star getting his goatee trimmed,   down  at the Bo 1 Ton ateing o\7sters, or  some  place  else.     When J axed Billy7 what was his truble  he towld me the doctors couldn't agree.     Meself towld him that that needn't   keep him in  bed.   " But I wasn't able to get up," says Billy7  says.'he;'     '' Won ov the doctors diagnosed me  an' called me complaint .vacua, miosis, bro'ught  on Joe spasmotic cc nvulshuns ov the stomack."  "An' what lnlght thim   be,   Billy,"   says I.  " Hee-cups," sa37s Billy says he, "but he had  to give it a name, an' the bigger the name the  bigger the bill I suppose.     Another of the doctors said me truble was erotomania."       " An'  what might that be ?" says I.    ''" Well, ye see  I was raving a trifle,   an' when I   come to,   he  t">'vvld me   to put out   me tongue.       Then   he  shook his hed, and sayTs he,   ' I'm afeerd there's  a woman at the bottom of it.;      ' What are ye  giving us, says I to the doctor.       ' Yer moind  a 1' yer hart is effected,' says he 'all the same  Larry7 Finn's after the valentine saison.'     Lut  that wasn't the worst ov it, for another doctor  towld me that nioine was a   well-developt case  ov erythema."     " Arrah what's that, Billy ?"  "I axed the same  thing'meself,"  says "Hilly,  an' this is what he t j\\ld me���an   affexicn   ov  the skin showing slight, s iperficial, irregularly7  defined   red patches...ov variable   form  an' extent."     " Howly smoke," says I, " pimples."  " Right ye are," says Billy7,   says he.       " Me  blood   was   Over haited  be the anti-Klondyke  coorse ov dietary I've been obsarving.     I .just  took two doses of ipecacuanha,   a littie sperits  debited wid water, consulted me sphygmeme-  ter, an' doctored meself."       " \\ hat's that ye  consulted. Billy?"  savs I.       "Me   sphvLmc-  meter," says Billy, " that I carries an ui ci \\ .6.  me to regulate pulsation."     Meself thoi.&ht it  might be something to trim his chin whisker.  Billy Herring is loike a fish outov water when  there's anything wrong  wid him.  I was telling ye, Tim, that we had a phren-  clogist in town, an' that all the boys is having  t lere heads read. He's a powerful smart man,  an' can tell ye b\r the shape ov the head what's  in it. He rowld his fingers giutly over me own j  dome ov knowledge, an'towld me twas like j  the direct route to the Klondyke (but he didn't  say which ov thim���won ov the overland  routes I suppose)���very   hilly   an'    hollow ey,  The Nelson Wine C>. sell only   liq 1 >r->   waA.i   Lie/   c:an recommend. *  an' that there be silver threads among the  goold from the frontal bone to the spinal cord.  He located the bumps of caution, philopro-  genitiveness, combativeness, veneration, an'  a lot ov others, an' towld meself that the action  ov the brane as developt be the external undu-.  lations ov the cranium (or words to that effect)  demonstrated a Hibernian tindincy7 to phlebotomy. '' What's that, orofessor ?" says I to  him. "Blood-letting,", says the professor,  says he, an' wid that me Irish got up and the  professor got out or I'd ov phlebotomized him  . so quick that he wouldn't' know what struck  yhim'.-  ' .������.-'"-'.    ;-V .       V-.' ';.-' .  I'm towld that the   Chief ov Police had his  head red, too, an' that the professor   admitted  that in his expariawcehe had written charts of  craniums that came nearer his   idea of perfec-  tion than the wron the chief wears.     He towld  Mac   that he   was. a born   disciplanariaii, "an'  that caution an' aggressiveness took a place in  the geography7 ov his head an' the natural history ov his composition that was testudineous.''  4' What !" says Mac/.  . " Testudineous," says  the   professor,   " resimbling  the shape ov the  shelf ov the tortise."    Begorra, Tim, this was  too much for the chief,   an'   he began to think  laming such as this ought to be taxed, an' up  he goes an' takes out a summons agin the professor for practising widout a licence.  As soon as I see the charts ov the other boys  I'll be telling 37e about them.  Whoile me hand was in,   "Tim,   meself-had  ine fortune towld,   by an  a-is aunt   yrung lady  fortune teller that's now in town.       She axed  me how I wanted it done.     "  The right way,  ov coorse," says I.       " Will   I cast yer  horoscope, dail the cards, delienate the. life-lines ov  the hand, or do ye want me to go into a trance  an' commune wid the mystic spiritland," says  she.      "I'm nothing ov a star-gazer   meself,"  say7s I,   " so 37e needn't mind the wdiat-y^-tnay7-  call-it.     As for daiiing the cards,   its too much  ov that I've had   tome  sorrow.       I've   got a  bealing on me finger,   that makes the   line ov  destin37 a quare-looking affair.   I guess ye may  as well do the  trance movement.       If ye   can  connect wid the sperits, they'll loikely tell the  truth. Just tell thim that its Larry Finn that's  here."      Wid that Tim the madium sat down  in a big arm-chair fornint me,   throws   up her  arms, clcses her ey7es, heaves and sigh or two,  an' thin there was a few my scarious knocks on  the table, as much  as to say,   " We're   ready7.  Go it now !"     Then some music began to play  under the table, an' the madium began to work  round in her chair,   an' then she started  loike  this : .  I see a lish.    No, tis u man, with whiskers on the chin,  lie says a kindred spirits sick, and calls for Lurry Finn ;  The name begins w itb  Yes, an II   ; and teen there is an e,  Two r's, ami "then n�� Ai-g   if.such a man there be.  " That's Billy Herring," says I, "an' ye  moight tell that chap that I seen Billy7 last  noight, an' that he's all roight now."  Another form yet I see.    Tis comely, bright and fair,  I'pon the upper lip there's red���no. ginj; er-eo lured hair.  Tao na.i) ��� oi he.l:. 's  sn^jr.* Uve ���ti.ere's   som.tbin.;-   in the  seen l.  There's a. broken resolution, that wa*s made before the Lent.  " That's Mickey Bums," says I.  Then I observe a lady fair, that's frowning now on yon,  And   siioiild   she (ind   your  whereabouts,   that hoi.rjou'll  surely rue,  She has a���   And just here there was a knock at the  doore that roused her out of the trance, an'  she towdd me I'd have to ccme agin.  Larry  Finn.  c vi  *^^^'^3*?m*BE*��MM. iEMwEtfEga^SiW^^  + "- Vt. ������ 'JOT. In Xrj-. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE CITY COUNCIL,  I-  {'  Mayor Houston   presidedr over   the weekly7  meeting of the City Council on Monday7.     Aid1  Hillyer, Gilker. Malone and Teetzel were also  present.  On motion of Aid. Malone it was decided to  advertise for tenders for the laynug of a drain  at the foot, of Hall street, the district now being flooded.  The special committee, appointed to confer  with the Hall Mines Co. re water supply, recommended that a 6-iri'ch. ��� pipe be lain to the  works, that the charge be $50 per month to  Jan. 1st 1899 and $100 per month thereafter,  and that six months' notice be given of a discontinuance of the agreement. , .,._���_...  The report was adopted.  The city7 assessor reported the completion of  his work, and submitted the following figures:  Lands. . Improvemeiitc,  $(389,255 -     ''   ' :-.  Lot.  95  150  96,800  $271,450  48,845  Total $786,055 $315,295  Monday; April, 18, was fixed for the holding  of a court of revision.  A progress certificate amounting to $878 75,  in favor of contractors N oel & Thomson, was  handed in by the city engineer.  Aid. Hilly7er asked if anything had been  done towards compelling the contractors to  live up to the terms of their contract. They  had admitted that they were compelling their  workmen to board at a certain hotel.  The Mayor replied that he had done nothing  in the matter.  Aid. Hilly7er : The contractors admitted the  charge to the city engineer.  Mayor : Then it is the duty of the engineer  to lay7 those nien off.  Aid. Hillyer : He owned up to you, didn't  he?  City7 Engineer :  So  I understood.  Mayor :  Is   he going   to continue the practice ?  The City7 Engineer said the contractors  claimed that such was the practice.  Aid Hilly-er : It ma37 be on the other side of  the line, but not here. The men should be  allowed to board where they please.  The Mayor said that it was the intention of  the council when the contract was let that the  men should get $2 50 per day, and if the contractors, who figured on this rate, did not live  up to it, the council would know7 the reason  why7.     He read the terms of the contract.  Aid. Malone thought that it would be necessary for the men aggrieved to lodge a complaint.  Aid. Hillyer said, that some of the men had  complained to him. A married man had told  him that he had been docked $1 50 because he  did not board at the place ofthe contractors'  selection, the explanation being that they were  entitled to this rake-off.  After some further discussion it was decided  to have the clauses of the contract bearing on  the point printed and posted at the works.  T. M. Ward was appointed collector and  water commissioner. He got three votes, IT.  Wright one, and G. Macfarlane one.  Presentation   Goods    at  Thomson   Stationery Co., L'td.  The fixing of the salary7 to be paid this officer was held over.  The City Clerk's salary was fixed at $85 per  and he was called upon to enter into bonds of  $1,000.  '   *-. ,.   ���  Aid. Hillyrer introduced a by-law fixing the  rates for the current y7ear. The general rate  was struck at 6 mills on the dollar with y& off  for prompt payment ; 2 mills for "the sinking  fund and 3 mills for interest on the municipal  loan of $50,000. These figures w7ere considered satisfactory. The by-laws were read a  first and second time and passed through committee ofthe whole, and will be brought up  for ratification at the: next meeting of the council-      V. .'���"���" ��        '   -'     ���'   ���     ' . ' .   y..  The mayor announced he had   a   resolution  which he wished to submit to the council. It  was in favor of the Corbin charter for the  Boundar37 creek railway7. Mr. Corbin, he said  asked no land grant and in helping him out  Nelson would be doing for that section what  the37 asked to be done for themselves six 3rears  ago���secure railway- competition.  Aid Teetzel thought that if the resolution  emanated from the people of Grand Forks or  the Boundary7 creek country7, they7 might; entertain it, but as it come from Mr. Corbin, he  did not see that that gentleman was entitled  to much of their sy7mpathyr.  Aid. Hillyer thought that as it cost nothing  they might adopt the petition.  Aid Teetzel was of the opinion that the  Boundary7 creek people understood their needs  and as they7 did not ask Nelson to back them  up in this matter, the council should not interfere 011 Mr. Corbin's behalf���whose interests w7ere those of Mr. Corbin every turn.  The council resolved to adopt the petition,  the Mayor remarking that Mr, Corbin did not  ask any7 laud grant.  The subject of introducing permanent pavements Was introduced by- Aid. Teetzel, who  moved that the City7 Engineer be called upon  to estimate the cost of putting down such a  pavement on Baker street, from Kootenay to  Hall streets���the work to be done 011 the local  improvement plan.  Aid. Teetzel gave notice that he would introduce a resolution fiqing a date for sewerage  connections to be made.  . Aid. Malone called attention to the fact that  the roadway7 at the hospital had been closed to  traffic.  The subject was discussed, and the Board  of Works will look into the matter.  Aid. Hillyrer brought up the question of  school aocommodation. He contended that  there should be a schoolhouse in the east end  of the town.  The May7or pointed out that the council had  no control over the schools, and suggested that  steps should be taken to give them a voice in  the matter.  Aid. Hill3rer said that the present schools  were overcrowded.  It wras decided to call upon Mr. Hume, the  local M PP. to use his influence to have Nelson created a school district, and the board adjourned.  The Nelson Wine Co. eaters for high-class family trade.   *  BOARD OF TRADE.  The meeting of the Board of Trade on  Thursday7 last was numerously attended, and  in the absence of the Secretary, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Frank Fletcher took the place.  President Turner started the discussion as  to the steps being taken to secure for Nelson  the promised land registry office, which is to  be established in the Kootenays. He stated  that Dr. LaBau, the niedical health officer,  now in Victoria consulting with the Provincial  Board of Health as to the disposal of sewerage,  would assist Mr. Thompson and Mr. Hume in  urging the claims of Nelson for the land  registry office.  W. A.   Macdonald,   Q. C.,  stated    that   the  members of the legal profession bad taken the  matter  in  hand   and   were doing   all in their  power to have Nelson selected as  the location  ofthe   office.      The  lawyers   throughout   the  Slocan country7 were also working in favor of  Nelson, and already7 petitions  were   in   circulation and were being very7 numerously signed.  These would  be  presentedc to   the   provincial  legislature,   and would     no    doubt    have   a  good effect.     The petition set forth that   Nelson would be the   most   convenient   point   for  the offices,   enjoydng as it does better railway7  facilities,    and    steamboat   connection;    that  were the office  to  be   opened   at   Rossland   it  would take three days to make the round trip  from most of the  Slocan  towns,   whereas   one  day would suffice in the case of Nelson. These  petitions were in  circulation   at   Slocan   City7,  Sandon, New Denver, Kaslo and other places  throughout Kootenay.      While believing that  the land   registry   office   would  be  opened in  Nelson, Mr. Macdonald counselled   continued  activity on the part of  the   Board   of  Trade,  until the question be definitely7 settled.  The special committee appointed to enquire  into the matter of   freight   rates    on   railways  connected with Nelson, handed  in   a   detailed  statement, setting   forth   the   charges   on   the  Nelson  & Fort  Sheppard,   Kaslo   &   Slocan,  and Canadian Pacific lines on ores  to  Nelson,  and a comparative statement of rates to North-  port.      From  the report  it appears that   the  rate   from   Hall  Siding,   near which the Fern  mine is situated, to Nelson,  a  distance   of   18  miles, is $2.25, whereas to  Northport,   a   distance of 52 miles, $1 is the charge.    The rates  on the Kaslo & Slocan are $5 per ton   for  ore  from Sandon to Pilot Bay7 or Nelson   ana   but  $3 per ton for the same ore  consigned   to   the  United States smelters.      The charges on   the  C.P.R. are $1 per ton from Robson to Nelson  (28 miles) and $3 per ton from Slocan   City7 to  Nelson (45 miles).  The report was very freely discussed, and  laid over for. a week for further consideration.  Mr. Peters was present on the part of the  C.P.R., and Mr. Martin represented the N &  F.S. Both gentlemen disclaimed any- intention  on the part of their respective companies to  discriminate against Nelson.  The board adjourned until Thursday7 next.  Pocket Diaries for i8oSat Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  By all means give the   Nelson Wine Co. a call-  good liquor..  -if you want   ____^__ ...    ..  .... ... _-_ _ ..-���-_���,���         1   ���!!��������� -���!������������ ��� ���!���   i��  iTf-r"- T-i'iiwwiiri���n"-;*n���1 ga-v���i rvrr m- T��� .T "II Iffyi'V I'jffH.'w.'w !���. JT"i;V" . J JLa'S"" M.l*|'y-'��'ll,'l'w'*y ������"���������-r- ���������*��������-rrrr-gr��� hl���it*, -swpih-i-*. i- t���nw ��� m 11  i     i   l   ��� v i   ���������- rw ���.������ ���_____ . THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  LOCAL NEWS.  ^  Tenders are .'invited for the drainage of Hall  street���before the fishing season opens.  A gang of men is employed widening Stanley7 street, between Victoria and Silica., This  will be a great improvement.  P. B. Stoes has been appointed attorney7 for  the British Columbia Development company7  with headquarters at Nelson, B. C.  The customs returns for the week ending  y-esterday7 shows that $40,492 worth of ore  and bullion have passed through the local  office. .-.  T. M. Ward was on Monday7 appointed collector and water commissioner.       The   salary7  g-      was not fixed.      There were fourteen candidates for the office.  A case of   delirium   tremens   was   arrested  early 0.1 Sunday morning by Chief McKinnon. '  Tne case was in its pants���only7 this and noth-  ii^  n-re.       Ic was dise.iar^ed  with a '.caution  '���> Z~J 11.: ���     ���  I037 the police magistrate.  A party7 of gold-seekers left Nelson the  other night for Klondyke via Spokane. They7  bad heard of the . " direct route " from Spokane, and if they find it, it will be a discovery7  which no one has made up to date.  The merchants of Baker street are anxious  1 to have a permanent pavement put down on  thatt'a or 3U rhfire, aid rre vviiling to pay for  it. The.City Engineer is preparing an estimate of the cost of the various pavements in  general use in other cities.  There were but three cases before the police  magistrate during the week, all of a trivial  nature. A fine of $10 and costs was imposed  in the case of Noel Neilson, charged with  assault. He made things pretty7 lively on  Baker street the other evening while settling  up matters with Ed Enstead.  Messrs. Appleton, Dujois aud Pedley7, the  commissioners appointed to investigate  certain charges preferred against the contractors for the Crow's Nest Pass railway in respect to the treatment ofthe men on the contract, held a sitting in the Phair Hotel on  Monday7 and examined a few witnesses. The  commissioners left town in the evening.  The first copy of the Nation, a weekly  paper just started in Victoria by7 Mr. I). M.  Carley7, late of The; Economist, is to hand,  and a highly creditable production it is. It  is a sixteen page paper, every7 line of which is  sparkling. The Nation has not started to  fill " a long felt want," but upon its merits it  will live aud thrive. There is no weekly7 in  the province its superior.  Mr. Frank Smith, well and favorabl3T known  in connection with the Nelson branch of the  Hudson's Ba37 Co., leaves town on Thursda37  to take a position with Messrs. Turner, Beeton  & Co., at Victoria. Frank's many friends  will regret his departure, as he pkryed a prom-  minent part in athletics and aquatics w7hile  here, and is an all-round good fellow. He  will be entertained at the Clarke Hotel tonight  by his more intimate friends.  The residents of Stanley street are complaining that street crossings in tlieir locality  are so few aud far between.  The clearing of the street crossings, a work  carried on assiduousty during the past few-  days, has made pedestrianism comparatively  easy7 in Nelson.  A snow slide oh the sleigh road to the Corn-  stock, near Silvefton, buried three men the  other day. Two w7ere rescued, but the third,  W7m. Ladie, was dead when shovelled out  The Los Angrles Review7 is a newly established paper devoted to the ...m-iiiing, financial  and other interests of the great southwest: It  is-.pleasing to note that the .Review gives due  prominence to the news of the Kootenays. Mr  A.. Richardson is the editor, 'which is a sufficient guarantee that the Review is all it professes to be.  The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railwa37 company has, it is claimed, received a title to all  its land grant in Rossland, except a portion  of the Paris. Belle ground that is overlapped by7  the Zenith. It has therefore issued a notice  to all trespassers to vacate and to remove all  buildings and other obstructions under penalt37  of the law.  . The Odd Fellows of Nelson are about to  ;erect a very fine hall, which will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000. The  site .selected is the.corner of Baker and Kootenay streets. The building will be three  ,st )."tes, with basement, and of stone and  pressed brick. On the ground floor will be  store and office accommodation. The chief  room on the first flat will be 60x27 feet, and  above will be the lodge room.  Edward . McCardia, popularly7 known as  Mi:, le:*-: for Victoria on Thursday7 last, to  take 1 o^sitio.i 0.1 the iSFation similar to that  which he held on The Economist. Mac's  familiar voice and figure will be missed in  Nelson, aud although the boyrs ofthe city7 are  very good fello vs, tnere ire none of them  better than Mac, or none more popular.  Though only a lad, Mac alwa37s laid claim to  be one of Nelson's old-timers.  YMIR.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  I understand that another weekly7 paper is  to be started here in the near future.  A. B. Buckworth, J. P., has returned from  his trip east, looking as   hale   and   hearty7   as  ever.  Presentation  Goods    at Thomson  Stationery Co., L'td.  The Tamarac has 14 men at work  on   their  property7.       The   shaft has   been   sunk   to  a j  depth   of 140  feet   through   a   very rich  ore, ;  composed of oxide,   which   is   easily   panned, ���  and   showing   plenty of   colors ;  also   a   fine ;  i  sample of iron pyrrites with ver\r little silica. -  From appearances this property7 will soon !  become a mine.  The Morning Star mineral claim, situated j  on Bear Creek, and nearly7 opposite the Dun- j  dee, has changed hands. This property ad- !  joins the Evening Star, and wras bonded dur- ;  ing the past season to Messrs. Danbey and i  Parker, of Rossland, for $10,000. The bond i  has been taken up and the last payment made  on the 5th. J. H. Nolan, of IT. M. Customs, ,  Waneta, receives two thirds, while J. H. '  Elliott, a Nelson barrister, gets the balance.       -i  MINING   NOTES.  '.Work.011 the Noble Five, near Sandon, will  be resumed at once.  , The  Jubilee   mine   near Ymir,    owned  by  Rossland parties, has been bonded for $60,000.  W. J. Robinson, of Rossland, has bonded  the Baldwin, Harper and ....Hoften claims in  Ymir district, for $35,000  A rich strike of free-niilling ore has been  made on the Jewel'claim,' in Long Lake camp.  The ore assays $700 per ton.  The North East Kootenay Miners' Association have endorsed the action of the Rossland  Mining Bureau in taking steps to have Chi-  nese excluded from work in all mines.  On the Grand Junction group, situated about  a mile east of the Columbia River and a half  mile from Champion Greek, a promising body  of ore has been encountered, assaying from $6  to $29 per ton.      -���-  The Dardanelles mine, .which.- has been  under course of. development since last fall,  got in on the list of shipper's" this week with a  couple of cars of high grade ore  taken   out in  developing.  F. W. Chadborn, of Nelson, has closed a  deal for the burchase by a London syndicate  of the control of the Matterhoru group of  mines in the Windermere mining division, in  upper East Kootena3A  R. G. McConnell, of the geological survey,  has accepted the position of provincial mineralogist of British Columbia, as successor to  W. A. Carlyle, who is to become the mining-  manager ofthe Mackintosh syndicate.  A rich strike has been made on the 100 foot  level on the shaft of the Tamarac, on Wild  Horse Creek, near Ymir. The ledge is about  six feet wide, with from two to three feet of  pay streak assaying from $60 to $120 per ton.  The owners of the Jubilee mine are feeling-  elated over the success attending development  work on the property, which isr situated at  Ymir. The bottom of the shaft at a depth of  70 feet is in ore, the last assay of which gave  $588 in gold and $10 in silver.  The smelter returns from the carload of ore  shipped to the Tacoma smelter by the Canada  Mutual Mining & Development company,  limited, from their Gladstone mine, shows the  ore to contain 66.7 per cent lead, imparting a  value of $43.88 per ton.  The Trail smelter has made a contract with  the War Eagle Mining company for the treatment of 100,000 tons oi ore, the cost of smelting and freight being stated at $7.50 per ton.  This is about $3.50 per ton cheaper than was  formerly charged under the regime of P. Aug.  Heinze.  A special meeting ofthe Pathfinder Mining,  Reduction &- Investment company, limited  liability, lias been called for the 4th of April  at Grand Forks, at the office of company-there.  The object of the meeting is to consider the  advisability of passing a resolution authorizing  the sale of the whole or a portion of the property and assets ofthe company7.  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family trade.   *���  ���"^*IM����l�����i^ s  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ������������'if  :i '���![-  ��� i !t-:  M:  w  . 11.  an  ���i i  WOMAN'S  KINGDOM  One of the innovations in   Cairo,  which is now among the most popular  winter   resorts  in   the. world,  consists  'in the introduction of'-the  b i cyrcl e for ge her all oco.m otion a bo.ut'  the city, and even where-practicable  for tripsin the   interior. .    . It   is. a  curious sight to see the   end-of-the-  ceitury7      wheel woman       pedaling  through the   ancient   city7, preceded  by such  a native courier as always  makes way for Euro pea n visitors a nd  citizens   of  distinction thicugh the  crowded street.  passing each other display7 a white  flutter of handkerchiefs from the  human freight'aboard, but the wayfaring' wohiaii is considered a fool if  she inclines to that sort of gracious-  iiess on land. And,, vet a woman  ;s hot-necessarily either ' design in e  or disreputable'simply', because she  Speaks to another woman without  introduction.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry7  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods in .Western Canada.  'All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  SSELL, iVlgf Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  In  Harper's    Bazar   there   is   a  recent   reference    to   the   fact   that  ���'���!. women"' with really7 refined instincts wouid far rather sp.end their  money on fine, linen and laces .for  underwear than on more showy7 and  In the course of paper oh the; di- J expensive undergarments. " The  versity of interest   and   occupations journal goes on to sav that fashions  I -J o - ���  which characterize   modern woman  of society7 and their husbands, Harriet Monroe   draws   attention   to   a  fact w. iich may7 not be   without   in-  terest   for   some    of   these    wives.'  She declars that   social   intercourse  is impossible withoutcommc n interest.      Because the  wife and daugh-  ters  of a man of the   world   know'  nothing of'affairs,-   have   never   felt  that thrill -which 'follows one'stouch  upon " the pulse of   the   machine,'',  it often happens that he is on terms  of  more   confidential    comradeship  with   his   stenographer   then   with  them.     The stenographer, like  her  employer, has felt the fascination of  ��� business."      She    knows   her   eui-j  ploy7er      on       the      side      of      his  real life,   appreciates his Worth, and  understands    his slightest   refre :ce  to it.      Thus the women of his family, absorbed in their own pleasures,  charities,   or fads, gradually become  to   the   husband   and   father   'mere  household pets, decorations���sometimes even buderns of his life, while  his stenographer becomes his  confidential and helpful friend.  | in underwear are not less fickle than  in any7 other article of dress, but  that the refined woman can alway7s  be told by the quality of her underwear. This is reminiscent of. the  fact that in old English novels there  is-frequently reference to the new  governess who, when her trunk is  unpacked, betrays the secret that  she has been Trying to hide���to-.wit,  that she comes of a once wealthy'  family, by the exquisite fineness of  her linen. According to these old  English novels, gentle Woman always spent more money on.c their  underwear   than   on  iLflooWflnt  iCKEI  constantly arriving  and. on hand.     The  latest  in   Foreign   patterns of  ���Tableware-in China and  Glass.    '  .ill  )  /Ii  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery7 Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried  Fruits and  Meats.  If!  I  ^  ��  MERCHANT TAILOR  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  their  gro.wns.  T  Fresh Spring Goods have just  arrived at Mrs. McLaughlin's and  will be opened for inspection during the coming week.  Drop in aud see our stock, and  you will find just what you want,  and at the right price.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings  ." ..'.   5. Mc  Josephine St.  ���& 3  Nelson.  ��  >aker  A large stock of all grades  from the best makers. We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  ��.  1 <L:x~  ^  9  -.The   kindliness  found among"  men  of     intercourse  dees    not  chat  ty  Q  acterize the attitude o'i woman toward woman. A man on a long-  journey7 will do his best to make  himself comfortable in every way,  and at its conclusion will have made  an acquaintance, and. perhaps even  a friend, of his neighbor.'      But   for  Manhattan  The   only   first-class   saloon  in the  citv.  :-4.  Ma  ^  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  'a  H.  A.   PROSSER.   Manager.   Lake St.,   Opp.    Court  House.  NELSON,   B.  C  a woman to speak to a fellow-traveler of her own sex, without the  conventional introduction, is to  invite a snub. Should she inform  her neighbor at a dry-goods counter  that she has found a certain material j to be had at  most satisfactory, she would probably be greeted with a haughty-  stare, plainly indicating the suspicion that the informer gets a percentage on the sales.      Steamers  in  fhe    Choicest    Liquors  always in j-  stock.  ���^^^^^^^/^Sr^^^^^^/^^^^^^^^^/^^^ ^  Mixed    drinks    of   all    kinds   a    ,  specialty. i \  All the best brands   of cigars are {%  ��  e  C'owes'famous yachting serge, in black and  indigo, warranted to stand the sun and sea, at  Ross's.  Manhattan!  D.  A. ricBEATH,   Proprietor.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    .    BRANCHES AT  I 0 ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON  k SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  )  SHORT STORIES  "At last after many dangers, she  had brayed the terrors Of the Cliil-  coot Pass and had rejoined her lover  on the..Klondyke. . "Are you still  glad to see me?" she asked. "Do  y7ou still think I am worth my  weight in0 gold?" '.'In gold?" he  cried', contemptuously7, as he folded  her to his frozen bosom. "My-7 darling, you are worth ''your weight in  fat pork and beans."  tending one old -.woman", .'whom   he  ���k  n  ew well to be a confirmed hypo  chondriac. She    haunted    him; ,  heavy7   bills   terrified   her   not;   she I  looked upon him as the incarnation  of medical wisdom.        He   resolved j  to get rid of her.      He w7as stepping |  into   his gig One day when she ran!  AMD  TINNERS  PLUMBERS  The other day a young minister  invited a fellow student to a church  hall to hear him preach' a sermon  on "Light" The-minister began  by7 holding up his right hand and  with a violent gesture said, ' 'blowout the sun," With a similarly  frantic movement of the left hand  he roared, " blow7 out the moon."  Then with "a combined gesture of  both he bellowed out, "blow out  the stars." Whereupon the student arose to leave and with hoarse  whisper cried,. ' 'turn off the   gas.''  up.  "Oh, doctor." she said, "bide a A' .-.;,: .'���������-.��� '  wee!-What ami to dae wi' that'! McGlare's Famous Stovesand Ranges, Tin and Enamehvare, Heating  neural^v? Every nicht as sune as ! anc^ Gasfitting, Roofing and Cornice, Sheet Metal Work.  I gang to my7 bed it begins. What  wuli I dae for't ?." "My7, dear  woman,'' replied the doctor, scrambling into the vehicle, "there's only7  One thing yrou can do; don' t go to  bed���sit up!"      He lost his patient.  , Once upon a time a printer  bro u g h t t o Bo ot h tor i n s pec'tio n t h e  proof of a new poster which, after  the..'manner of its kind, announced  the actor.as "the eminent tragedian,  Edwin Booth." Mr. -Booth did  not   fully   approve   of  it.    "I   wish  you'd leave out that 'eminent trage-  ������ o  dian' business.       I'd   much   rather  have it simple 'Edwin Booth,' " he  said.  1 Very  good   sir.  n  The  ��� Lord Carrington   tells   a   story of  his experiences while   Governor   of  New7 S  nth WAles.      His first public,  appearance was as theMayor's din  nerat Sy7dney., Having committed a  few'words   to   paper,   he   delivered  them in reply   to   the   toast  of   his  health, and then sat   down,    feeling  v ry   much   satisfied   wuth   himself.  Ooposite to   him   there    sat   a   fat  man.     He. was an M. P.    who   hadr  suffered long.from the abudant elo-'  quehce of the- new  Governor's predecessor."      When Lord  Carrington  sat down the fat man filled his glass  A thoroughly7   equipped   Photographic    Studio   is   that    of  Wadds Brothers.     Inspection Solicited  Compare Oisr.Work and Prices,  and   You   .  nsuit  ur  wn.'Interest and Ours.  Samples may be seen at the Studio or at the stores ,of J.  O. Patenaude, watchmaker;,." J. Dover., watchmaker and  jeweller; Messrs. Kirkpatrick and' Wilscn, grccers and provision    merchants. -.-". A*.  PHOTOGRAPHERS.  t '*" the brim and said:  Lord, lie can't soeak  'Thank   the  S p v i n g g o o d s h a v e a ;��� r i v e .1 e o m p r i s i n g ali the  latest novelties in tweed suitings, fiiney worsteds and panting at Ross's. ' ���';   -  Arntafeu'r Finis'Sii'iis:- Done.  Cor.  Victoria and Stanley Streets,  .:"'"���" NELSON.  a^B fry  i"W  IE,  '';<*tf*iv:-  (���������j^t-i;\  %      gj ��& if su U I  WrtLL  loardin  or oaie  next week the actor saw the first of  the new bills in position. His request had been carii^d out to the  letter. The. poster announced the  coming engagement of "Simple  Edwin Booth."  ;ei  it  NEW stock direct from the factories.  No old stock.  Telegrams not unfrequently get  somewhat mixed before delivery  and sometimes give rise to queer  complications. A fascinating but  frisky7 young lady had a valuable  collie dog, named Shep, given her  by her brother, who lived some 20  miles off. Soon after she went on  a visit and gave stringent directions  that her new pet should be looked  after. The day7 following her departure, however, the dog disappeared,  and the following telegram was  sent to her brother, thinking the  collie had bolted back to its old  home, "Shep has bolted. Make  instant inquiries and wire news."  The form in which it arrived was,  "She has bolted," etc., and the  pauiccreated by the omission of that  one letter was great.  j^'OK sale or rent a nine-room boarding house,  ���*- well furnished and doing a good b'usiness.V  Terms very reasonable. Aiu'sfr be sold, as owner  is going to Alaska. Address, T. Q.. Economist  office.  Furniture will be sold at a bar .rain.���  43T  <��5 i  a  *3  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  sri  ��^�� ;  mm  LI  era HI  U     iV lM M f*  1   %>/ 'M?  -S FS K3 83  11  mm tf^km Mil  vraTrr^xj-^JTrisauv'^K-r^T-ai  Fresh g-oods from the best markets  {->  alwavs on hand,  at  values.  If so it will pay you to inspect our new arrivals  .50   and $10.00 per  suit.      They are .immense  Special arrangements  made for the!  Lenten season.  Fresh   Fish,   Prime   Poultry,   Reasonable Rates, Worthy7  Weigh, t.  Try7    those   tempting    things    and  trust us with your trade.  ��  It  u  :��  /K> ii  Vi &B&   S  ^  &*��  *  n  A good story7 is being   told   of  a  Glasgow medical man     He was at-  nn Turned Work, Brackets and  ffice Fluings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices  easonabie.  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  9  essoi  9 IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  11.  i  t  tf  * fi  !'!  vi [  ���- f i  ll;  fi'  ��� H.  GENERAL NOTES.  Vict or" G u i 11 a u me, a w.e.l 1-kuown  old-timer died suddenly near Kamloops on Tuesday7.  The steam tug Vixen, for the  Kootenay- Contracting & Machinery  Co., has been launched at Kaslo.  Reports from Ashcroft say that  burg is at present bothered by the  genus "hobo," and the local constable has his hands full.  Ex-Mayor,    R.    F.      Green,     of  Kaslo,      accompanied      by-7      Mrs.  Green, have left for the coast, from  whence they7 depart   for   Honolulu  on a vacation.  The Rev. David Richards has  arrived from St. Paul, Minn., and  will make his future home in Kaslo  having accepted a call to the pastorate of the Church of England.  A mass meeting of Chinese was  held in Victoria, the other evening,  to protest against the proposal of  Mr. Maxwell, M.P., to increase the  poll tax on Chinamen entering  Canada from $50 to $500.  Major Perry7, who raised the  British -fl-->g-' at Summit Lake,  claimed as Americai 1 te r ri tory, says  Summit Lake is indisputably7  British territory and the government will collect customs there.  Hon. Mr.  Blair   has   stated   that  the Government will survey a road  from    some   B.C.   point,   probably  Fort Simpson, to Telegraph Creek,  for the purpose of building a sleigh  road and  subsequently7   a   railway7.  The outlook for Cariboo has not  been so bright for many7 years,  says the B. C. Mining Journal, as  for the ens .ling season. The reports of s iles of properties, bonding  of others, and the work that will  be c irried on in consequence of  s'.ich sales will add most materially7  to the prosperity7 of Ashcroft and  all in business of any kind along  the road, including ranchers and  stockmen.  At a public meeting in Golden  the other night it was decided that  a memorial be presented to the  Dominion Government asking that  the dredge be taken from the Col-  inibi-i river and placed on the  Kicking Horse, for the purpose of  dredging }he river from its mouth  up to the town, the object being to  confine the river to one channel.  Alt persons are hereby cautioned against  using any, of the following Marriage Licenses,  viz :. Numbers 80S1 to 8710, both inclusive, the  said licenses having been stolen in the recent  mail robbery at Kossland.  R. F. TOLMIE,  Nelson, B.C., 28th February, 1898.  'Registrar.  LILLIES' SHOE HOUSE  Assessment Act  and    Provincia  Revenue  Tax.  , .-. ���        i    . ���    ���    ���  Up=to=date Spring Footwear in great  variety at Lillies'.  West Kootenay District.  T^TOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -*��* the Statutes, tnat Provincial Revenue Tax  and all taxes levied under the'.Assessment Act  are now due for the year 1898. All ofthe above-  named taxes collectible within the \\ est Kootenay District/are payable at mv office,   Kaslo.  B. C.  " A  Provincial Re venue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  Assessed taxes are collectibleat the following  rates, viz.:���  If paid on or before June 3oth, 1898 :���  Three-fifths of one  per cent, on real pro- j  perty.   Two and one-half per cent, on the!  assessed value of wild land. j  One-half of one per cent, on personal pro- j  perty.     On so  much of the income of any  person as exceeds one thousand dollars tne  following rates, namely, upon such  excess,  when the same is' not more than ten tnuu-  sand dollars, one per cent.; when such ex- ���  cess is over ten thousand dollars and not!  more than  twenty  thousand dollars,  one !  and  one-quarter of one per  cent.;   when !  such excess is over twenty  thousand  dol- i  lars, one and one-half of one per cent. |  If paid on or after tee 1st of July, 1898:��� i  Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property. I  Three per cent, on the assessed value of I  wild land. . j  Three-quarters of one per cent, on personal ]  property. ;  On so much of the income of any person as J  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following j  rates, namely, upon such excess, when the :  same is not more than ten thousand dol- !'  lars, one and one-quarter of one per cent.; j  when such excess is over ten thousand dol- j  lars and not more than twenty thousand!  dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.; I  when such excess is over twenty thousand I  dollars, one and three-quarters of one per i  cent.  One per cent, on the assessed value of all ore  or mineral bearing substances, payable quarterly on the last day of the months" of March,  June, September, and December in each year.  John Keen, *  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, February 5, 1898.  LILLIES' SHOE HOUSE  OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO.  ���&&������  M  II il  I STERLING     I  1 SILVER fc  ^ PLATED \  A      SILVERWARE \  %ygf '^Qjf ^s��  (yr^s^^xy^ ���  Reliable  CxOods  In Jewelery of all kinds at right prices at  (g    KARN a)  (g       . PIANOS    0)  Jewellery Store,  S six kinds       y  A Sewing Hachines W.  NOTICE.  Take notice that I, J. M. Campbell, intend  two months after date to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works of the Province of British Columbia for permission to  purchase one hundred and sixty acres of land  situated at Goat River Crossing (so called) in  the county of Kootenay, in the province of  British Columbia, described as follows:-  Commencing at a post planted on the east  bank of Goat River about three hundred yards  below the crossing of the foot road,* and  marked Campbell's South West Corner Post,  thence east forty chains, thence north forty  chains, thence due west forty chains, thence  south forty chains to the point of commencement, containing one hundred and sixty (100)  acres more or less.  Dated at Nelson, January 31st. 1898.  J. M. Campbell, locator.  ardware  Mara    Block9    IVelsori.  GENEREL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,  TAMPS AND TAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for  Armstrong &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  NOTICE.  Office Diaries for 1S08 at Thomson Stationery  o., L'td.  NOTICE.  A Court of Assize, Nisi Prius. Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery will be  holden at the City of Nelson, on Monday, the  21st day of March, instant.  Bv Command.  JAMKS  BAKFR,  Provi n ci a 1 Secre t a ry.  Provincial Secretary's Office.  1st March. 189S.  In the County Court of Kootenay, holden at  Nelson, in the matter of Erick Nelson, alias  Eric Nilssen Ullen deceased, intestate, and in  the matter of the Official Administrators Act,  dated the 2-1 th day of January 1898. Upon reading the affidavits of .lames* Ferguson Armstrong and William King, sworn respectively  the 25th day of October 1897, and the 22nd dav  of January, A.D., 1898, and tiled, it is ordered  that .lames Ferguson Armstrcng, Official Administrator for the County Court District of  Kootenay. shall be administrator of all and  singular the goods, chattels and credits of  Erick Nelson alias Eric Nilssen Ullen, deceased,  intestate, and that this order be published in  the Nelson I-conomist newspaper for a period  of three weeks.  (Signed) J. A. Forin,  JAs.] _ __ .1.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  r herby give notice that I intend to apply to  the License Commissioners for the city of Nelson at their next sitting for a bottle license for  the sale of liquor at my premises on Lot 3,  Block 1, Nelson.  R. F. Jaynes.  Dated, February 26th 1898.  A thing of beauty is a  bread and be lu*a uti I'ul.  jov forever.     Eat .lov's  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following tract of land :  Commencing at the north west corner of lot  207, Kootenay district, thence east twenty  chains, thence north eighty chains, thence  west ten chains more or less, thence following  the lake shore to place of comencement, and  containing one hundred and twenty acres,  more or less.  William Ross MacLean.  February 8th, 1898.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th dav of October, 1897.  E. T. IT. Simpkins,  Deputy   District   Registrar at   Nelson,   British  Columbia.  NOTICE.  Addition " A " Nelson Townsite,  Notice is hereby given that I have appointed  Messrs. Gambled O'Reilly, real eatate agents,  my sole agents for the above property. ' Any  person wishing to purchase lots in said Addition " A " can get full particulars from them.  F. C.  Innes.  January 18, 1898.  W. J. QUINLAN,  D. D.5  DENTIST  Mara Block.  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth bv  local anesthetics.  The latest patterns in English, Scotch, Irish  and    Canadian    tweeds,    at    Koss's.   opposite*  | Queen's hotel. )  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  PERSONAL.  LICENSE AUTHORIZING AN   EXTRA-PROVIN  CIAL COMPANY TO CARRY ON  BUSINESS.  " Companies Act, 1S97:'  Canada:  of British  J. H. Ashdown,   of Winnipeg, is I  in town. >       ' V  Jacob Dover has returned from * \.  month's trip totbe Coast.        , j  Mrs. W. A.   Clarke,   Ainsworth, !  is registered at the Phair.  G. F. Upham and D. Burns were :  over from Rossland on Friday.  A.    R.      Ciithbert,     of   Pincher  Creek, was, in  Nelson   on  Sunday.  ]..   R.      Costigan,    of    McLeod,  N. W; T., is paying Nelson  a visit.  G. H. Martin, of the Spokane <&  Northern Railway, is in town.  Howard Chapman, of Victoria,  was in. town during the week.  John A. Retaliack and James A.  McDoneil, are over from K.aslo.  A. H. Wallbridge, of Vancouver,  was a visitor to  Nelson   this  week.  Judge Foriu lias returned irom  Rossiaucl, where he has been holding court.  Editor -King of the Kooteuaian  was in town .011  Monday,   and   left  �� for  Victoria.  Mrs.   G.   O.  ROSS    and   family left; CornerAYurd and Baker streets,   Nelson,  B. C  yesterday   on   a   visit. to  their old; '     ~~r   ~:"~~ "'"  noine in Ontario.  J. F. Ritcnie and wife were over  from RussiancL yesterday, as was  aiso J.   VV . x\stiey.  John McMahon, P. J. McMahon  and W. j. Trew-ay were down irom  Moyie City during the week.  Province of British Columbia. \  No..42.   . .  This is to certify that the " Canada Drug and  Book Company,''Limited,'.'-is authorised and  licensed to carry on business within the Province of British't'olumbia, and to carry Out or  effeyt all or any of the objects hereinafter set.  forth to which the legislative authority of the  Legislature of British Columbia extends.  ���'The head office of the Company is s'rtuate at  the Tow n of Rcgina, North-West Territories.  The amount of the capital of'the Company is  thirty   thousand   dollars,-   divided    into    six  ..-thousand shares of live dollars-each;  The head office of the Company in  this  Province is situate in   the Town of  Nelson,   and  Peter  Lament,   merchant,    whose . address   is  I NelsOn aforesaid, is the attorney for  the Com-  ; pany.  Tne objects for which- the Company has been  ; established-are :��� .  I For the purpose of buying and selling drugs,  | toilet, goods, books, stationery, tobacco, fancy  ; goods and general merchandise by wholesale  I and retail ; the corn pounding of prescriptions  j of legally authorised medical practitioners,  1 and generally to carry on the wholesale and  1 retail business of druggists, dispensing che.m-  Asts, an-1 dealers 'in" books, stationery and  ; general merchandise.  ' V Given under .my hand and seal--of office at  /Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  ' -third day of January, one thousand eight hun  dred  [lV  and n inety-eight.  S.  V. WOOTTON  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  TEETH ENTilACTED WITHOUT PAIN by  the use of a local anesthetic. SAFE AND  SURE.    For reliable dentistry go to  R./H.E.  HAL.L    ; '.  r>  &y  .Seeds Dry Plates  Solio  Hundreds of people are   arriving j  ��� 1  in Victoria   aud   Vancouver   every I  day bound for the Klondyke. j  It is reported that Russia is pre-1  paring for war, as a conflict with j  Japan is considered, inevitable. j  'The United States Congress has j  been asked to vote $50,000,000 to j  strengthen the army and navy. !  Spain is preparing for any emer- j  gency that may arise in view of the I  warlike preparations of America.  The supreme court has decided;  that no corporation, the majority !  of the capital stock of which is \  owned by aliens, can become the  owner of land in che state of Wash- ���  ington.  gr  er  a  ic su  les.  o  atmnery bompany  Baker. St.       - Nelson.  i  Spring  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  ;   We have j ust received direct a large stock of English goods  in the following lines :  Black Lustres, Alpacias Cashmeres, Heiinettas  Crepons,   Dress   and   Blouse   Silks,   and latest  Arties in Fancy Dress  Goods   PnntV    -  ��� brio's'    Lawns,   Muslins,   Percales, -Oi gaudies,  Sias,   Shirtings,   Table   Damask,    Napkin ,  And   towels.       Also    latest   styles   in   Ladies  ���aBld��s^ "  ored Denham Wash Skirts,  Navy  Black Serge  and Alpacia Dress Skirts.     ..:   ���    '���       ���       ���      ���  m  We invite an early inspection of above lines while, o  is complete. , ... A-.....'V ;  Write for samples.  ur stock  GEO.  H.  KEEFER, Proprietor  First-class    m    every   particular.  Lunch a Specialty, from 11:30 to 2 o  to 8 o'clock.    .  OPPOSITE POST OFFICE,  Merchants'  K.    Dinner 5  BAKER ST.  e>-  �� ; ��  ����� ��  Corner Josephine and La.timer Streets. . -R. G.-JOY . Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkp'atric.k & Wilson, Baker vStreet; C  G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan,   Stanley   Street;    and   Maurice  Grocery, Hume Addition.  Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  NOTICE.  �� I ��  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH SHAVE  AND HAIRCUT  ,  !      \ Court of Assize. Nisi Prius, Oyer  and    Per-  AS you ukh it, go j aa ^yyy:yyy^L^ A  \ ->lst dav of March, instant.  TO   THPC - ��� ��� HV Command.  1U ���       JAMES  HA KICK.  a^ , Provincial Secr<.*tary.  Provincial Secretary's ollice.  1st March. 1WKS.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.  Two doors east of Lost Oflice.  W. J. MORRISON, prop.  Notice is hereby given that Ceo. 11. Keefer  and (ieorge Paqui'ii, carrying on the business  known as"the Nelson Cafe, have this day dissolved partnership by mutual consent.  C'KO. 11. Kkkkeh,  Oko. Paquin.  Dated, the 28th day of February, 189S.  oney to Loan.  The Canadian Mutual Loan A: Investment  Co oAloronto.Ont., advance money on reasonable terms for building or on improved  property   in   Nelson.       For   full   intormation  *M>Pb'to STEWART & LENNOX,  Turner & Boeckh block. Agents.  Mrs. M or ley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms apply at residence,  Silica street, or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  l*p to the 11th day of March, at '1 o'clock p.m.  for Excavation and Foundation ofthe new Odd  Fellows' Hall at Nelson. Plans and specifications to be seen at my oflice.  II. IIoKi'i-NKi:, Architect.  ouse For Sale  or Rei  LINSEED   OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE LEAD  oardi  F  OK sale or rent a nine-room hoarding house,  well furnished and doinga^ood business.  Terms very reasonable.  Must be sold, as owner  is going to Alaska.    Address,  T.Q..   Kconomist  oflice.  Furniture will be sold at a bargain.  P. O. BOX 63  Telephone 9  1   _..  _   ��� ���  .. ���____���-_���_ ._ ,-.^r..i-.J.ri.|.M��i.rararr^...-w.y^^ 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ���\ tit.  Ut   v.|i:  H-'My  ���t.:fi--  "Ik  vi.r.  41-  Ml.  w  ?UJ  7;!-7 i  -A  A  '���I '���'.'���  London, Eng., Victoria  erchants,  Shippers and Importers  ootenay Branch :  My  Libi^ Libi  "*"���*-*"��� "���"���-"-���- ���?*��� -���*��� |, ,-j,-ltnm wwtfsm ��i jntm rra  ���mi j-.i-fr ��f Tawnw n-i-r^- -. ^^...r���^ ���w^-..^.rfr-:n||  ,���,, ||(   ���    mrintTWiiir���^r- - - ������-��---~�����~  SEATTLE FISH  AND  POULTRY MARKET  AS THE SUN WENT DOWN.  Fresh Salmon, Halibut,  ���Rock Cod. Smelt,  Perch,  Fresh and Canned Oysters,  Poultry (dressed and alive)  G.  Opposite Thomson's Bookstore.  T. S. Gore.        H.   Burnet.        J. II: McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining: Crown   Grants and Abstract of Title-to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British Columbia  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp.Custom House,Nelson,B.C.  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  tor sa!e in addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Two soldiers lay on the battlefiell  At night, as the sun went down,  One held a lock of thin gray hair  And one held a lock of brown.  One thought of his sweetheart bade at':i.> ny  Happy and young and gay,     ;  And one of his mother left alone,  Feeble and old and gray.  Each in the thought that a woman cared  Murmured a prayer to God,  Lifting his gaze to the blue above  There on the battle sod.  Each in the joy of a woman's love  Smiled through the pain of death,  Murmured the sound of a voman's name,  Though with- his parting breath.  Pale grew the dying lips of each,  Then as the sun went down,  One kissed a lock of thin gray hair,  And one kissed a lock of brown.  The Manitoba provincial elections  will be brought off in July.  The Hon. Robt. Watson, Manitoba Minister of Public Works, is  the prospective Lieut. Governor of  the North West Territories.  Dr. Philpot, pf Vancouver,   has  interested    $100,000   of  capital   in  England for the purpose of erecting  '    factory   on  the   Fraser   to   treat  salmon offal.  A petition  is being prepared   for  circulation   askiug   the    provincial  government for ten   thousand   dol-  { lars to build a wagon road   up   the  north fork of the Tardeau.  The Canadian government rail-  | way, covering the territory between  I Montreal    and     Halifax,    has    an-  j  j nounced a cut in rates to all points  j reached by the Grand Trunk and  j Canadian Pacific.  j A petition has been presented to  j the local legislature from a number  ; of Vancouver people protesting  ! against the proposed amendment to  I the Vancouver city charter to  j exempt the Canadian Pacific rail-  j road from taxation on condition !  j that the company build a fine station i  j building and make other impove-  ! ments  Hard and Soft Coal for Domestic Purposes.  Blacksmith Coal and Coke Contracts  made on application to  LE&O'REILLY, tatarS,- or WILSON 4 HABSHAW, Vernon St.  Telephone No 35.  ill soon be  1  "A  WE HAVE MANY AIDS TO  IT,   SUCH AS  E  FULL  LINE OF  PAINTS,   OILS  and  VARNISHES.  PAINT and VARNISH   BRUSHES    ...  Telephone 21  Baker St., Nelson.  Hungarian,  VX.XVK.V^v.  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  ��������  Brokers and SVlanufact lifers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON,  B. C.  P. O.  Box 498.  The   Nelson   Wine  Co.  carry  only  the    best        Whittaker's Almanack 1898, Cloth and Paper  liquors. * Editions, at Thomsjn Stationery Co, L'td.

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