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Array U\      ft.  VOL. II.  NELSON   B. C,   WEDNESDAY,   MAY 3,  1899.  .���Na^ '5  it/*  s:Ul  THE NELSON ECONOHIST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Cakley ' :...'.., Publisher  i ���    ft *  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  [ 1 >  ff    Que Year to Canada and-Unitcd States $2.00  If paid in. advance ' .\ 1.50  , One Year to Great Britain .'  2.50  If paid in advance  2 00  , Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O., Order, or  Registered Letter..  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  . Advertisements of' reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known'on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The editor  of  the Rossland  Record,  who  revels in the unique distinction of being the  only man in British Columbia who has so far  been able to  assimiLte  two such  diverging  interests  as  a  hash factory  and a printer's  junk shop, indulges in a half-column of chattering drivel because The Economist in its last  issue protested  against the   impudent   suggestion  of Eber  C. Smith  to   celebrate  the  Fourth  of  July   in> Rossland.    While   The  Economist is  a British-Canadian newspaper,  it entertains only- the  kindliest feelings for  respectable citizens  of the great republic, but  it is not so indiscriminate in its friendship as  to include a class of United States citizens���  unfortunately  too numerous in this Province  ���who are ever attempting to force their own  narrow, vulgar opinions down the throats of  a people for whom they have not the slightest  interest.   Canadians might as reasonably ask  the citizens of Spokane to observe. Dominion  Day as citizens of the  United States should  ask the residents of Rossland to. celebrate  the  Fourth of July.    Quite true, there are hundreds of Americans in the Provincewho are  as ready as Canadians to resent the exasper at-  mg impertinence of  such men  as  Eber C.  Smith, and in  doing-so they emphasize their  good breeding.    It is men of the Eber Smith  stamp that give legislators like Joe Martin an  excuse   for    introducing    alien    legislation.  When  a jack-a-nape holds himself up as a  representative citizen of the United States,  what must refined Canadians think of Americans generally ?  There have,been times in the United Stales  when Canadians so far misumibrstood the temperament of their American cousins as to display the British colors on the occasions of  their love-feasts. They have been brought to  a realization of their misapprehension by having their flags hauled down. One such occasion occurs to us at this moment, when,  three years ago, a Los Angeles policeman even  went, so far as to order the British Consul'to  haul down.the British flag. This is only one  of many illustrations of the love of our  American cousins for the British people we  could refer to, aud yet a blatant, frothing  fellow like Eber C. Smith asks Canadians to  forget all these.things and celebrate the Fourth  of July on British soil. True, the man who  requested the British Consul to haul down the  Union Jack was.not'a representative American citizen. He was simply a coarse, illiterate fellow like Ufa compatriot, Eber C. Smith,  editor of the Rossland Record. There is never  any cause for friction between patriotic Canadians and patriotic Americans ; they know  what consideration is due each other, and  consequently keep off forbidden ground.  The meeting of the city council last Monday evening was a most important one from  many points of view. Four money by-laws  were given their first and second readings,  and two franchises were applied for. Dr.  Doolittle addressed-the council upon an application from The Economical Gas Company  to get a franchise for a gas and coke works.  He guaranteed an expenditure of $100,000 on  the works, and said hi3 company would commence building within 60 days, provided the  franchise were granted. Dr. Doolittle made  out. a strong case for his company, and it is  quite evident he made some impression on the  council, for a resolution was passed authorizing a committee of that body to go into the  matter thoroughly, because " it is ''desirable  taat a coke and gas plant should be established iniNelson."  If the applicants for the tramway franchise!  really   mean   what  is  contained in the draft  by-law   presented  to  the council,  they will  probably meet with considerable opposition to  the granting of the franchise.   When the com  pany   asks i-that"'"except in   case   of   acci  dent the company should not suspend operations  of its system  for   over  three   months  except under specified circumstances, the company's.charter should become forfeited," they^  are imposing conditions  that will=never  be  granted.    Under such  an  arrangement  the  company could make four  trips  a year and  still hold its charter. . No'sane man, in Nelson  would  agree to make any  such  concession.  The proposal is preposterous.   The draft by-  Jaw savs that the rate for fares  shall not ex-,,  ceed   10 cents.    Here, againj will be encountered    vigorous    opposition.     No    company  should be given exclusive rights to control and  conduct a'tramway and insist  on  a 10-cent  fare.    If Nelson continues its present rate of  growth it will be only a short time untilsome  other  tramway company will be prepared to  carry passengers for 5 cents, but the company  that is now asking for the franchise, should it  get it, would prevent the granting of another  ,k iranchiee.    The fact that the present company  could secure double the number of passengers  at 5 cents that it would at 10 cents should not  enter into consideration of the matter  at  all.  The  right of  a company to inflict a 10-cent  rate is what should, and no doubt will, be opposed.    A  10-cent fare means two or   three  dollars a week exnenditure to the mechanic or  clerk who will have to use the tramcar going  to and from   his work, and would amount to  a very considerable item in a year.   It would  virtually be making of the tramcar a luxury,  while it should be regarded  only as a necessity.    The  poor  man will assist in making a  tramway a possibility, so far as the other,concessions  are concerned, just  as much in proportion  to his  condition  in  life as the rich  man.    Why should he be compelled to walk  while his neighbor rides?   The rate for school  children  is  altogetner    too   exorbitant.     A  poor man with three or four children to  educate would find six tickets for 25 cents a severe  tax.    Half that rate, or twelve tickets for 25  cents, is considered the  right thing  in  other  cities,: Why should it be so  much   greater  here?   The  draft by-law  is: now before the  members of the council, and we have no doubt  they will see to It that the interests of; every  olasaare properly safeguarded.  The by-laws  for  tho proposed  loans also;  came before the last meeting of  the council,  and passed through their first  stages. ' The  Economist has frequently expressed its opln-  mmmmsMmmmmmamim 2  THE ECONOMIST.  ion with regard to the proposed loans for public  improvements.    We can  add nothing to  what has been said'already.    It is essential to  the welfare of the city that reasonable expenditures  should  be made for public improvements.   If it be the,desire of the ratepayers  that Nelson should throw "up the sponge in  the race for commercial and  industrial supremacy, the loan by-laws can be voted down.  But if,, on the other hand, the ratepayers have  faith in the future of their city, they can manifest it in the usual way���by voting for the bylaws.   There are two ;.sides to the question.  One means prosperity ; the other retrogression.  Which will it be?   That is the question.  An interesting feature of the council proceedings  was an  address by   Judge   Forin,  president of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital.   It apptars that the hospital lacks the  . necessary funds for carrying on  the work of  the hospital. In previous years the Provinoial  Government gave a grant of about $3,000 to  the  institution;  the, new  Government, with  that observance,of economy for which it is becoming famous, will reduce that grant to about  half,  thereby   very  materially  reducing the  usefulnass of the hospital.    Judge Forin, in,  his  iaddress, pointed out the necessity of having a women's ward.    Just now  there is  no  accommodation for women at the hospital, and .  the present condition of affairs  will  prevail  unless the council gives a grant of say $500,  ,   the  hospital   society  to   raise   $2,000.    The  council realized the force of Judge Form's argument, and made provisions which will tide  the institution over the present emergency.   In  doing so the council  acted  wisely and their  action stands out boldly in comparison with  the refusal of  the Government to deal  fairly  with   the   hospital.    Some   months   ago   we  were lead to believe that the election of a Minister meant fair  treatment from the Government, but developments'in this "maTteinfiave5  proven quite  the  reverse.    Indeed, it  would  seem as if the fact of having a   Minister were  deemed quite sufficient recognition for the return of a gentleman who held a portfolio. The  meanness of the Joe Martin   Government is  simply  appalling, and   in   no  case  has this  niggardliness more manifested itself  than  in  the practical withdrawal of  its  a.--sistauce  to  the Kootenay Lake General Hospital.  agent, and just as surely as night follows day  if the citizens of Neieon succumb to the allurements of the tempter, sooner or later the  city  , will suffer.   At the present time the profits  made in business justify  an expenditure in  rent that a few years hence would lead to  bankruptcy.    Any further advance in rents  now can have, only one result.   Moreover, a  boom disorganizes business.   Merchants neglect their legitimate avocations to speculate in  real estate, and are not able to meet their bills  when due.     This   means   bankruptcy,  and  stocks are thrown on the market at less  than  cost to come into competition with the goods  of the merchant who  avoided the pitfall of  speculation to be swallowed up by the equally  great disaster.     There are  quite , a   lot   of  things Nelson needs at the present time, but a  real estate, boom is not of the number.  ^  Just now the newspaper offices are besieged  with inquiries as to what prospects  Kootenay  in general, and  Nelson  in  particular, offers  for intending  settlers.    The  belief seems to  prevail in the East that there is  a  great demand here  for mechanics,  bookkeepers, etc.  This is a, false impression.   There are already  more mechanics  in Nelson than can find employment, and as for bookkeepers and  salesmen, the supply is treble  the  demand.   The  only  men who may hope to succeed here are  those who' have money to invest or those who  are not afraid to get out and prospect  for  the  hidden  wealth   in  the mountains.    For one  bookkeeper or  clerk   who succeeds in getting  employment here nine will fail. '  Hughes is as follows:   (1).    Give Great Britain the privilege of .enrolling a brigade of Can -  adians, officers and men  for service in any  part of the world.    (2).   The term of enlistment to be five or seven years.    (3).   The  British governmenLto pay the force, the pay  to be the same as British soldiers receive.    (4).  The brigade to be composed of:   One Mari-  time province battalion, one Quebec province  battalion,   two   Ontario province battalions,  one battalion from Manitoba,  the N^rthwes^fc  and British Columbia; artillery, cavalry,  en^^  gineers, army service corps and medical staff  in proportion for each unit and each locality.  On discharge, it is proposed that each soldier  should receive,  not from  Britain, but from  Canada, 160 acres of land, vrith   a cottage,   a  team of horses, a couple of cattle, with  imple-  ments, and other outfit,  in  all   worth  a few  hundred dollars, sufficient to begin life   as  a   *  small farmer.     Similar   concessions   to   be  made by Canada to her sons serving a term of  years in the imperial navy,     The grant from  Canada would ensure  the return  of a  most  desirable clas3  of settlers, and  would  fully  rnake up the difference  in  pay  between  the  Canadian and the British service.     A similar  grant might with benefit ,to  Canada  and  the  empire   be   made  to  honorably  discharged  British soldiers enlisted in the motherland.  It is a subject  for sincere regret  that an  effort is being made to create  inflated   values  in real estate in Nelson.    So far the  progress  made   by this city has been along the lines of  a  healthy  growth/Values   have been based  on what was considered a legitimate foundation, and to this more than anything else may  be attributed the prosperity of  the city at the  present time.    Oilier  cities in   tht3 Kootenay  nave had their  booms, only  to suffer decay  \\ hen the relapse came.    This whole Western  country is covered   with the  graveyards   of  towns that at one time or another enjoyed the  wlf-styled honor of being great commercial or  railroad centers.    Few towns realized the anticipations   of   the   imaginative   real   estate  The Miner directs attention to the habit of  many theater-goers leaving their  seats. while  the National  Anthem is being given by opera  companies  and   at concerts.    It is a strange  circumstance  that this custom prevails to a  greater extent  among  old   countrymen  and  Canadians  than  what it does  with   visitors  from   the   United    States.     Our   American  cousins have been led tobelieve that it is   the  right thing to stand up while  " God Save the  Queen" is being sung, and trey  do  so, while  Canadians and old country people know they  should  stand   uncovered, but fail   to   extend  that courtesy to the singers.    It was remarked  last Saturday even that haif-a-dozen " Britishers.'" even   left  before the  final chorus, and  thereby spoiled the enjoyment of others   who  remained until the end.    And, worse than all,  there does not appear to be any law to preven t  this boorish a ess: a;  According to the Ottawa   Citizen the  plan  of having a Canadian brigade in  the Imperial service, proposed by Col. Sam. Hughes, M.  P., in the House of Commons,  while  having  no connection with the report of Major-General Hutton, does   not  in  any  sense conflict  with the same.   The general's reportdeals with  the better organization of the Canadian miiita,  while the proposal of Col.  Hughes looks  beyond towards  Canada's  gradually  assuming  her fair share in the military burdens and responsibilities of the empire.   The plan of Col.  The end of the eight-hour day legislation  does not appear to have been  reached.    It  is.1  rumored that a  Minister ,of  the  Crown has  written a letter to a friend  in  the Kootenay  urging   him   to  agitate  the organization  of  miner's unions, evidently with  the  intention  of making another  stand for the   eight-hour  law1.    There seems to be no doubt that such a  move is in contemplation, and in a very few  weeks we may expect to  witness  a  repetition  of the troubles now being enacted in theCoeur  d' Alenes.    Many of the instigators of the riots  in the Coeur d' Alenes are in  British  Columbia now, and  with the endorsation of "persons  in   high   places  will   no  doubt   ensanguine  their hands with the blood of innocent men.  As destruction of property is a leading feature  of their programme, no doubt much loss  will  be sustained in this way.    There  can   be  no  disguising the fact that  the situation  in  the  Kootenay at the present time  is  jeopordizing  the mining interests.*  A feeling of unrest pre-  vades the community  and: business  men  are  the greatest sufferers.    The Government  pretended that the suspension of  the eight-hour  law was  permanent, while at the same time  miners are encouraged to  form   unions  with  the object of forcing upon the Government the  inauguration of an eight-hour day.    Business  men are not so dense but what they can  realize the effect of this insincerity on the part  of  the Government.    They know tnat any moment an outbreak may  t*ke place  that will  paralyze every interest in the country, and orders given to the jobbing houses are being cancelled with alarming frequency.   A representative of  a large house doing  business   here  informs The Economist that several Slocan  merchants have cancelled their orders,  giving  3$  ammmmmmmmmmmmmttMaaR r  THE ECONOMIST  ���3  as a reason that the present condition of affairs was so uncertain that they did not feel  justified in carrying more stock than was required for immediate demands.  This being the case, it should occur to business men that their only safeguard  would   be  to come together and decide as to  what would  be tlie best means of averting the catastrophe  ���which, if ma tiers are permit ted. to  continue  in their present state,���is sure to c����me.    Resolutions-should be adopted impressing uponjjthe  Government the necessity of acting  one  way  or the other, c If it  is   to be riot, the business  men should be made  aware of it, so that they  could, make  their  plans   accordingly.   -Riot  and, mob law could not be   much   worse  than  the present uncertainty.    It would be well to  learn what the intention of the Government is  in the matter, and for the benefit of all  con- ���  cerned to know  if  the  mine-owners   will   be  compelled to close down   their  works." Such  mus.t be the effect' of the enforcement of the  eight-hour law, providing, of course, thai  the  miners, do not agree "to work  for' a  reduced  scale;  ' " ���'.,.    ,  sists of filling the meshes of a wide-me^hed  fabrir, such as muslin, with chrome g.daiine,  rendering the gelatine insoluble by expose  to light, and then giving both side-* several  coats of boiled linseed oil or fu varnish. The  fabric is or name.-, led by priming, and ' is  designed especially for portieres, window-  shades, umbrella* and similiar uses.  ^ There appears to be pome trouble, between  Hon. Carter Cotton and Joseph Martin with  regard to the DeadmanVj Lland di-pute.'  How sweet and blessed a,thing it would be to  see brethren like'Cottou and Martin d?velling  together in-peace and harmony.  It is strange that that great mining authority,  Hon. J. Fred'Hume, has not been able to enlighten his agricultural colleagues with regard  to this eight-hour question.    He has-lived long  enough   in  a mining  country  to realize the  drawbacks in the working of mines. Long residence in the Kootenay should have made him  a'L least an unconscious student of the requirements of a mining country.    He should know  that capitalists will not invest where there is  the slightest friction between labor and capital.    It can be easily understood how ignorant  a manlike Hon; Joseph Martin could be of the  development of mining resources, but there is  no excuse for Hon. J. Fred Hume.    By virtue  of his long residence in a mining country  he  was chosen Minister of Mines.    So far he  has  not shown an intelligent conception of what is  required of a Minister of Mines.    On the contrary, he-has permitted himself to be made the  sponsor of the most iniquitous legislation that  was ever placed upon a statute book.  Mr. R. F. Touiie, late mining recorder,  left JasL evening for the coa-t. Mr. Toimie  was dismissed from the service on April loth,  on less'than a week's1 noAce, and remained  here, si nee that time in the hope, that the  government would pay him his 'salary, It  did not come to'very much, yet to Mr. Toimie  it amounted to considerable. ., Upto the morning of May 3rd, Mr. Toimie had not received  hi�� salary, and in order to keep certain appointments at the coasl he was compelled to  leave without the insignificant pittance the  Government should have paid three weeks-  ago. \V hat a -miserable apology1 for a Government we have in   British   Columbia, anyway?  Victoiua moral reformers are much troubled  because Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnei visited  a warship last Sunday. This paper has never  been accused of holding Puritanical views with  regard to Sabbath observanco/.but it feels that  a protest should be entered against this latest  desecration of the Lord's Day. ,  are not known as, fuch   in   British   Columbia,  though   there are  c-m-ineers' certificates  aud  such   like, in   abundance*.    Investors   should  tbh-refute nu'ikc a penonal examination where  possible, or .-pnd   a   trustworthy   aju-nt  to  go  over the ground. ' To the small   investor this  is impossible, but these are ndvif-ed not to be  A . " ��  caught' by   big   promises  nor   by   Canadian  names and designations ; and thev should be-  ware of purchasing anything which has not  received the approval of s��atne reAhzniz^l  authority. The ' Timest while warning investors from unscrupulous promoters, has great  faith in Canada's natural resources, insisting  that there are good npeningd here for British  capital, and that it would be a great pity to  diive the British investor elsewhere when the'  nearest and most imporlant colony is'entering  upon a period of expansion.1  o  The   Toronto   Telegram   believes   it   is   a  wretched quibble   to   pretend   that   the law  which allowed Mr. Sifton's officials   to  stake  out claims in the.Yukon vvri3 of Conservative  ���: origin.    Gold was never heard, of. in the Territories of the Dominion while the Conservatives  were in power; a.. Their laws did  not provide  against contingencies which    they   could not  foresee.     Mr. Sifton had the mining laws   of  of the Government of Ontario   to..cuide him.  and he should not have granted to his officials  in the Yukon a .liberty   which   th*  Ontario.-.  Government could not safely grant to officials  who are never out of its sight.  Lord Cromer's report to the British Foreign  Office on the finances, administration and  condition of Egypt and the Soudan in 1898  waii issued u, few days ago. The Souda;> accounts for the year showed a deficit of ��200 -  000 Egyptian, or ��13,000 less than was an-  tiei Daiecl.  If  the'fallowing .dispatch   from   Victoria  truthfully   reports an    interview,   between* a  ���newspaper   lepresentnlive and  the great and  only   Fighting' Joe  Martin,  that   gentleman  certainly cannot be accused of wasting words:  "There are  no  new   developments in the alleged Cabinet crisis which the member's of the"  Opposition    .think    should'   accompany   the  seizure of Deadman's Island by the Provincial  Government.    Today the Colonist tried to interview Attorney-General  Martin on tlie subject, but without much success.    When asked  if   he .'would   continue''to   act as Ludgate's  solicitor and endeavor to enforce  the  Dominion   Government's   lease  of   the island,   the  Attorney-General replied:    'That   is  none of  the Colonist's d���business.'    Asked if he intended   to  retire from tlie  Cabinet, lie  said:  'Thai is none of the Colonist's d��� busi  ness.' "  A remarkable fabric now  being  made   at  A< Brussels is  flexible,  transparent and impervious to. water.   Its_surface, like that of glass,-.  can be washed with a wet. sponge.    The material is made by a patent process, which con-  Tiie  London  Financial   Times  in a recent  issue discussed' the question of the investment  of British capital in   Canada.    The  Times asserts   that since  the word  Klondike*became  familiar .,to  English ears, Great  Britain-''has  been made the bunting ground for ihe adventurers of various .nat'ionalties;- who 'had/:any;'  sort of property in Canada which they wished  to sell. One promoter is reported.to have said:  "WhatI want is to sell and get the cash in  my  pocket, and  when I've got it the British;  public can go to  Dawson."    Commenting on'  this,  the   Vancouver yWorld.  says:    "While  some promoters of  a very  undesirable  class-  have been sedulously  endeavoring to exploit  Canada,  other  concerns,  of   quite   an   irreproachable nature, have been far from   successful.    The plan adopted by some of selling  outright instead'of selling stock in the e>tse of  British Columbia mines, appears to have left  more'/room' for roguery than  the usual  style  of company promotion.    Many of these mines  The dedication of Fraternity Hall, Tueday  evening, was a most imposing ceremony. The  frAy-mal societies s.i:d the committees who  had the matter in charge have every reason to  feel proud of the success of the whole affair.  Cheap Johns should not be permitted to sell  their wares. A tax of $50 is not commensurate   with   the  injury that these fellows do to  general trade.  A m'em-sjbr of the British House of Commons  believes that in the existing industrial competition in coal and iron, England is" now facing .  agraver danger than war.  It is quite probable, that ...Dreyfus- will be  released on June 1. His imprisonment has  damned the French 'Kepublic in the eyes of  civilized nations.  The building boom -in "Nelson continues, unabated. By autumn- fully 200 new houses  will have been erected.  For the first time/in.many years, the Queen  will celebrate her birthday anniversary/at  Windsor Castle.  ���M THE ECONOMIST  THE LION'S CLAW.  y  -*y  Lieutenant Julien de Rhe had returned in  a sad state from his station in Cochin, China.  Convalescent, after three months' illness at  hii mother's home in Touraine, he shivered at  the first wintry breath in the Autumn air,  and was ordered by the doctor to Pau. " Just  what you want���mild but bracing climate."  So,in mild November, Julien sat in his  sunny window in Hotel Garderes, gazing at  Pyrenees and smoking a cigarette in honor of  0 his recovery.  How jolly Pau was, anyhow, with its vast  , horizon, its snowy p^ks, its brilliant sun, the  cosmopolitan crowd, where  pretty foreigners ,  chattered all the  languages of   Europe  like  tropical birds in an aviary.   A few sad sights  to.be sure���the consumptive young   Englishman in a bath chair, wrapped in plaids, with  the eyes of a boiled fish, a black taffeta muffler  over his mouth.     It give one a shiver, yet���  man is so selfish-it made Julien remember  what a skeleton he had been three months ago,  with chocolate, rings under his eyes, and  here  he was cured, tossing silver coins to   the   beggars and watching the hearty little American  girls in flyaway frocks and^ black gloves and  stockings,   dancing,   a "ring-around-a-rosy"  to the band's quickstep.  Just the frame of mind for falling in love,  wasn't   it ?  Which the happy   convalescent  proceeded to do the first time  he set  eyes on  Mile. Olga Barbarine, the beUo oftheRuasian  colony, as she dismounted  in front of  Hotel  Glasson-the coup de foudre, in  fact.     Back  from fox hunting one evening at 5,   she  had  slipped from her horse into the arms  of   the  nimblest of the pink-coated adorers who ruRhed  :    to her stirup.     Striking  the veranda  table  with her crop, she called for a cup of milk, and  drank it off  at a  draught.     Looking like  a  primaticco goddess, her slim figure and copper-  colored hair illuminated by the flaring sunset,  she paused, laughed merrily, a creamy   mustache on her upper lip.   Suddenly grave, with  a curt, imperious nod,  ebe hft the red-coats  and  entered   the hotel, tapping  her  riding  habit with her whip. .  , Three days later, after many a Who is  she ? I must know her" to his acquaintances,  Julien got himself introduced���not a difficult  process���and joined the fair Russian's court.  Her rfcal father, the Oscar of   Christian,  so  often referred to   by   Mmey Barbarine, had  been dead some years, and the Russian count,  her legal father, never bothered his head about  her      Utterly bankrupt, a civilized  Leather  Stocking, who won at all the pigeon   matches,  his unerring gunjgave; him  a living. -The  Countess,inr spite   of   periodical   attacks   of  paternal    devotion���painfully    hollow���was  gifted with one of the perfect, absolute, spherical egotisms that never  show  a flaw ;   when  01*a  at 8, had almost died of typhoid, Mme.  Barbarine, of the white hande-for the sake of  decency sitting'up with   her  child-did   not  once forget to put on her gants gras. ;  All this De Rhe learned  after enlisting in  the flying squadron that  maneuvered  about  "fair'Olga/' He began to love the strange girl,  who let him look square into her eyes, and  who said to him as she lit a cigarette, the day  a friend presented him : " Ah, you are the  man who is so much in love with me ? How,  do you do ?�� giving him a hearty handshake,  like a man. The sailor, true-hearted fellow  that he was, loved her the more as he grew to  understand and pity her.  Julien, sensitive and discerning, diBCOvered  the secret high-heartedness of the �� thoroughbred," as Olga was called.   He loved her, too,  for her beauty, of course ; and his head would  swim when, at a pause in the dance,   the auburn-haired goddess with the black eyes and  the tea rose skin would lean oh his arm   and  would intoxicate him with her starry gaze and  violet breath.     But he loved her above all for  her sufferings, so proudly hidden.     How his  heart ached when he caught the somber  look  Olga turned on her mother at  afternoon   tea,  when Mme. Barbarine, seated with  the  light  discreetly behind her, evoked her royal conquests in Northern courts.     He would marry  her���snatch her. out of  this   poisonous   air,  take her to his own saintly mother, show her  true   family-save   her!   He  sometimes  o  fancied Olga understood his purpose, , as she  handed him his glass of Russian tea. He  thought he now and then caught, deep in her  eyes, a gentle light that seemed an answer to  his generous pity.  #       *       *        $       *       ���        *  " Yes, mademoiselle, my leave is up next  week. I leave Pau to-morrow, and after a  few days with my sister in Touraine, I shall  go to Brest, in a year I shall be at sea again."  Tbey were standing in the hotel writing  room near the open window, with its palpitating night sky.  l< Good-by,then, and bon voyage," said Olga  in her frank, firm voice. "But you must give  me a little keepsake���that lion's claw that  you wear as a watch charm���ra trophy of an  American lion hunt, didn't you tell me ? It  appeals to the fierce   and   free   in   me,   you  know."  Julien took off the charm and put   it  into  the girl's   fingers.     Suddenly   grasping  her  hand in both of his*   ardently :   " I love   you  ���will you be my wife ?"  Olga freed herself, keeping the lion's claw,  folding her  arms, she looked straight at him,  apparently   unmoved.   ���" No���no���and   yet  you are the first to love me and to tell me so  in that good way.    That's why I refuse you."  "Olga," cried Julien, in a choked voice.  M Listen to  me;   I'll  explain ������     I  am  not  worthy of you���you would be unhappy  with  me.     You remember your sister's letter  that  you said you had lost ?   Well, I picked it   up  here and read it.   She replied to the confidence  you had made her of your love for me���a love  I had long guessed.     Her words showed   me  the vast difference between a true,simple  girl  and me.    And I saw, too, what a real family  is, your family.    Be grateful for the mother  you have, M. de Rhe.     I have a mother, too,  but I have been forced to judge her. You have  seen only her ridiculous sides, but I know he  better.     She would refuse you my   hand i because you are only of the gentry and in modest  circumstances. She had decided that I am  to make a brilliant match. Horrible, isn't  it ? But it's true. That's why last winter we  were at Nice, last summer  at   Scheveningen,  now at Pau.  " Mamma was most a princess   royal,  you  see; and from15 I've.been   given  to   understand that- I was meant for an archduchess  at least, even if a lefthanded one.    Marry a  mere gentleman,  almost a bourgeois I     Ah,,  you are disgusted, and I'm ashamed of myself.  Do'not protest.     Besides, I am expensive and  useless, and you don't need me and I wouldn't    Wj  make you happy-and I don't love you. ^ I  don't love anyone.     Love is in the things that  I've always been forbidden.     Good-bye.   Get  up and go awaywithout a   word.    But leave  me your lion's claw to remember  me  of   the  honest fellow   whom  I've   treated   honestly.  Adieu." . '      'r '        *     '  *******  Three years later, one stormy night, the  trasport Du Couedic, back from Senegal, stopped at the Canaries to take on mail. A  package of papers was tossed into the officers'  mess. De Rhe, seated there, opened a three  weeks', old Paris sheet, and unde the heading,  " Arrivals" read the following :  �� H. M., the King of Suabia, in the strictest -  incognito as Duke of Augsburg, is once more  among us. An unfortunate incident occurred  at the station. The Barronne de Hall, who,  accompanied by her mother, Countess Barbarine, was traveling with Hi s Majesty, suddenly missed an ornament of small value, but  to whom Mme. de Hall is, it seems, greatly  attached-a lion's claw mounted in a golden  circlet.   Mme. de Hall has offered 2,000 francs  for its recovery.  �� My dear fellow, you'll miss your watch if  you don't look sharp." At,  "Thanks," said Julien, throwing down the  paper and springing up as in a dream.  That night the man at the wheel, alone on  the bridge with the young officer, saw Julien pass  his handkerchief several times across his face.  Strange-wae it not ?-since, though there  was a stiff breeze, the spray did not reach them.  ���From the French of Francis Coppee.  DUKES, DUCHESSES, DOWAGERS.  There are at present eighteen women who  may be styled th�� reigning Duchesses of Great  Britain. There are but four bachelor Dukes,  one of whom is only seven years old. Of  widows and widowers of the exalted rank  there is a goodly number. The Premier Duke,  His Grace of Norfolk, and the Dukes of Richmond, of Grafton and of Northumberland have  had but one Duchess apiece.  As now worn the coronet of a Duke or  Duchess has eight golden leaves of aj conventional type, set erect upon a circlet of gold, their  stalks so connected as to form a wreath.  These leaves are commonly called str a wber*81  leaves but without any reason whatsoever.  It is generally conceded, by Americans at  least, that the youngest in years and in title  -"!>������  ���rotkSUUUWUWS! '���^ujM��HMnr. -frrr**:  THE ECONOMIST.  y  A!  5*":*V.  ���*����**"  is the most interesting from many points of  view. Everyone remembers the thrill with  which the announcement of the engagement  cf Consuelo Vanderbilt and the Duke of Marlborough was received, and the young Duchess  has filled the position with dignity and  admiral tact. Her education, which Vas  quite like that given English girls of rank,  fitted her for these responsibilities. She is a  favorite in the Churchill family, and is popular with the people of Oxfordshire. She is  fond of animals, and her special pet is one of  the Blenheim spaniels, descended from the  very dog which followed John Churchill  through the battle of Blenheim. She knows  well the traditions connected with the Marlborough estates, and just now her fondest  wish is to secure from the Prince of Wales nis  town residence, which was originally built for  the first Duke of Marlborough.  The Duchess,of Devonshire has twice been  the wife of a British Duke, and is the only  German lady in the peerage. She has lived  nearly all her life in England, having married  the Duke of Manchester when very young.  The Duchess of Sutherland is young and  beautiful and bookish. She met the Duke at  a dinner party when she was sixteen. He  was then but a marquis, but he fell in love at  sight, and the wedding took place on her  seventeenth birthday. She has written a  little book of travels, and contributes stories  to magazines. She is a great cyclist and  rides in the countrv a diamond-frame wheel.  When riding she wears a divided skirt, but  admits that knickers and a straight-cut coat  would be more sensible for country wear. Two  years ago the Duke and Duchess sent their two  little boys to the Goldspie National school,  which was considered a great compliment to  the Scottish school system. The Duke died  last year, and the second , marriage of the  Duchess has not pleased society folk, for since  then she has not been recognized. Her  daughter, Miss Irene Blair, is about to go on  the stage���not from necessity, for she has an  income of $80,000 a ye^r and is heiress to  about ten mellion dollars, which will come to  her on the death of her mother.  It should boom the fortune-telling business  when it is made known that an old seer at  Brighton discovered to Miss Dallas Yorke that  a Duke would fall to her lot. The Duke of  Portland met his future wife on a Scotch railway platform and was attracted to her. They  were within ten days guests at the same country house, and it was but a few weeks until  the engagement was made public. The Duke  was the greatest-catch of the day, and Miss  Yorke was but little known in London society.  Shortly after her marriage, in July, 1889, the  Duchess was presented to the Queen at a garden party. She is devoutly religious and  dislikes society, although she occasionally entertains a few of her girl friends at her house  in Grosvenor Square. Not long since the  Duchess made her first appearance as an open-  air speaker as a temperance meeting iu Hyde  Park.     She is fond of fishing, andi the Duke  likes hunting, so they spend much time in  Scotland. It is their boast that they spend  their entire income in the United Kingdom.  Wherever the Duchess goes her two small  children go, for she is a model mother.  o  <" ��� ���a .1������ ���  The Duchess of St. Albans has   a   fad  for  .i ��� ,  autographs. Her tiny, fat, ivory-covered  volume belonged to her mother, and ftmong-  the signatures contained therein are those of  the Prince and Princess of Wales, Lord Tenny-  son, Robert Browning,"Lord Beaconsfield, and  Lady Burdett Couts. Lord Randolph Churchill's autograph follows these words : " Faithful if unfortunate." John Bright wrote :" In  peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers  bury their sons." Mr. Gladstone's contribution was : " Our life is not merely the days  that we live." The Duke of Clarence quoted  from Shakespeare : u The evil that men do  lives after them ; the good is left interred  with their bones."  The present Duchese of Rutland is number  two for the present Duke. The marriage  occurred twenty-five years before the succession  to the Dukedom.     Her Grace is said to have  i     "  written many articles for various periodicals.  She advocates temperance, and is a total  abstainer. She speaks for the cause occasionally, and buildso coffee houses and reading  rooms, and a little book of hers is sold in the  interests of her charities.  A soldier's daughter is now Duchess of  Newcastle. She was married at seventeen,  and has spent.much time in travel. In her  trip around the w;orld she made a specialty of  out-of-the-way corners. She has fine kennels  and exhibits at all the great dog shows. She  is one of the leading dog fanciers of the world.  The Duchess of Bedford is a cat fancier.  She owns the finest Siamese cats in the world.  At the last cat and dog show she gave two  silver models of kittens as prizes, and a milk  saucer with a oat's head in relief���all three  designed by herself. The Duchess met her  future husband in India, and they became  warm friends. ��� She is a woman of simple  taste, and owns few jewels. The Bedfords,  however, have a complete service of gold,  which is kept closely guarded.  For his second wife, the Duke of Westminister chose the sister of his daughter-in-law.  but she has been lovable and sensible enough  to make her step-children very fond of her.  She sympathizes in her husband's philanthropic work, and takes a special interest in  the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to  Animals.  The Duchess of Somerset is the daughter of  a Scotch gentleman. She is a great traveler,  and takes particular delight in exploring unknown corners. She nas made a thorough  tour of the American continent, and roughs it  in a tweed coat, short skirt and jack boots.  She is-an artist and a philanthropist.  Fifty-two years ago a daughter of the  first  Lord Howe married the man who is now Duke  of Beaufort. The Duke is one of the two Dukes  who have no town residence, but he has five  countrv seatp, of which the Duchess likes best  Badminton. * ;  The Duchess of Leeds is the daughter of an  Earl. She has been married fourteen years.  They have but one country and one town  house, and are seldom seen in town.  The Duchess of Montrose is prominent  among the Scotch Duchesses though she is an  Englishwoman by birth. .Thajyoinan'of her  family have all been famed for beauty, and  the Duchess is no exception. She and the  Duke love best their quiet country life in  Scotland. She is a great pedestrian, a skill:'  ful driver, and has a fine and well trained  voice. The Duchess recently started a Fresh  Air Fortnight Home,for the urchins of Glasgow, close to her own beautiful castle at  Buchanan, which is hear Loch Lomond. The  Duchess has often entertained members of the  royai family ; and when the Shah was her  guest some years,ago, she had a suite of rooms,  furnished in Oriental style.  The Duchess of Atholl was a great beauty at  the time of her marriage thirty-five years ago,  and she still looks young, although jshe is the  mother of seven children. He home, Blair  Castle, is one of the finest in all Great Britain  and dates from the fifteenth century.  The Duchess of Buccleuch is the daughter of  a Duke and [is a great favorite with the Queen.  She holds the position-of mistress of the robes,  and created something pf a sensation by reviving an old custom of giving an official dinner in honor of the Queen's birthday, to which  were invited the ministers' wives.  The Duchess of Abercorn is of Irish descent,,  and she is extremelv fond of the emerald is'e.  The Duke of Argyil has the distinction of  being the only Duke who has been thrice  married, and each of his Duchesses has been  a favorite of the Queen.  About sixty years ago the Duchess of Cleveland was the reigning beauty of the day. The  Duchess was a widow when she married the  fouth and last Duke of Cleveland. She is reputed to be one of the wealthiest women in  England.  Of the Dowager Duchesses, Lilian, Duchess  of Marlborough, now Lady William Beresford,  has had probably the most romantic and interesting life. The daughter of an American  naval officer, she has been in turn the wife of  an American millionaire, Louis C. Hammer-  sley, of a British Duke, and of a popular and  brave English officer. ..>���'''���������  There is also the Dowager Duchess of Manchester, who is a Cuban by birth. She is, a  thorough Englishwoman by adoption, for she  was married when a mere child. Consuelo,  Duchess of Manchester, is very beautiful, and  and has been much in society the last year or  two, as her daughter, Lady Montagues is just  eighteen.  The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos,  the laRt wearer of an old title, has added to it  that of her second husband, Earl   Egerton of  Tatton. .. -y  .. .  1  4  r:  ft {  * j  m  3j  '������,-; ij  '���������:   I  m  wiluii^^v'Iiitm^i^iBiiHt^^m^iiawi  iiiffiiSu��eiiSflm^BiBammii^^ THE ECONOMIST.
The   return engagement of the
Metropolitan Opera Company was
not so succsssful from  a  financial
point of view as was the former
visit, but artistically  speaking it
was   highly    satisfactory.     There
have   been* some   changes in the
company, and for the better.   The
addition of Mr. Rhoreradds decided
strength.    He has apowerfulvoice,
"and possesses in a very eminent degree the dramatic inspiration which
is  almost   as  essential   in   comic
opera as it is in the  drama.   Mi*.
Rising added to the list of his  admirers and the same might be said
y of, Maurice Hageman.    During the
first engagement, Eddie Smith had
only one role for which he appeared
- adapted—that of the  miser in the
" Chimes   of   Normandy."     This
time   Mr.  Smith  gave  Ko-Ko in
" The Mikado" and .Coquelicot  in
" Oliyette."    He scored a success in
. both.    Mr.   Walters   has   a   good
voice  and  enters thoroughly into
his part.    Miss Aldrach was suffering from a serious accident, but she
..   Bang most acceptably.   Miss James,
Miss Lincoln and Miss Millard added   greatly  to  the  enjoyment of
the performances.     Miss   Kemble
has   improved   wonderfully   since
her last  appearance   here.      This
young lady appears to be thoroughly infatuated .with  her  profession,
and   this   combined with a  good
voice   and   a   charming   presence
should win  for her  success.    Another addition, is Mr.  Koyce,  who
has been a  member  of   the  Tivrh
company, at San   Francisco  lor  a
year or so.    Pie has   a  good  voice,
and adds-greatly to the strength of.
Mr. Cort's organization.    The Metropolitan Opera com pany wi 11 .*ing
to-morrow night,  being 'compelled
to remain over-here   to   eaten the
boat Friday  morning.    The  opera
chosen    for   this   occasion   is', the
" Chimes of Normandy."    To demonstrate the success of thecompany
aud the opera it may be said that a
large number of the teats   have  al.
leady been sold.
Winnipeg here, and without one exception the papers speak well of
their productions. During their engagement here the Lyceum Company will give three Shakespearean
productions: "Othello," "Merchant
of Venice," and " Romeo and Juliet." On alternate nights will be
produced modern comedies, all of
which are said to be given by a
really first-class stock company.
The Bittner Company returns to
Nelson May 29fch, greatly strengthened and with all the old favorites
in the cast.
At the
Economist Off ice. #
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A.spectator in a Japanese theater,
on payment of a small,fee, is permitted to stand up, and the person
behind him cannot object.
..Boston is to have an all star
production of Ermine with Pau-.
line Hall, Lulu , Glaser, Francis
Wilson and De.Wolf Hopper heading the cast.
The greatest song writer was
Schubert, who produced over 1,200
The Fisk University Jubilee
singers are in England again after
an interval of more than twenty
Paul Johnson will return to British Columbia as manager of a
smelter for the British Columbia
Copper Co., limited.
Brigadier Howell, chief divisional
officer of the Salvation Army for
the Pacific ( Province, will conduct
a special meeting at the barracks
ihis evening.
It is announced that the trial
run of the 250-ton blast furnace at
the Hall Mines has proved aatis-
factory, and the furnace was blown
out last night.
mony. The societies taking part
were: The Knights of Pythiae,
Sons of England, Orangemen, Odd
Fellows, and Independent Order of
John    Henderson    and    Jacob
Knaut have purchased the town of
A. G. Hepinstall, who has had
charge of the adjusting and time-
ing department for C. H. Hepinstall, inspector of the Michigan
Central Railroad, the Toronto,
Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad, and
the New York Central '& Hudson
River, and who has also had charge
of his optical department at St.
Thomas, Ont., has been engaged by
Mr. Dover, the veteran jeweler, i»
supervise his jewelry and optic.! I
department. Mr. Hepinstall Ins
had an experience in these lint a
extending over twenty years, ui.d
during that time has made a special
study of eye adjustment.    He alt
•   •'■ '.\"ttA ,
i of   J   '
~    , . - Tr    t ,„,     makes a specialty of repairing Eog-
Carbonate m East Kootenay.    The  .. , f J.   , -».&■-.
.    .<        .   .   ,, ,   L hsh repeaters and chronometers,
town is situated  tialf  way between
Blanche Marchesi predicts that
Leonora Jackson, the Chicago girl,
who is ■ now meeting with such
success abroad, is the future violinist.
Dan Godfrey, tlie English band
leader,: was arrested after his.". .ia*t
Sunday coruert at Boston, but in
court it was testified that he simply
played according to contract and
he was discharged. ,
A New 'York1 musical critic is
authority for the statement that
fifty per cent. of. the patrons of the
grand opera in that city do not
know a tenor from a bas<, and care
only. fl>r a string of ''names.. '
Next   week,    theater-goers   will
witness agraud  revival of  Shake?-       The Norwegian government   has
pearean   drama   by   the   Lyceum   m.uj4 a grant of 1,000 crowns to the
Company     This organization   ims j composer,   Catha.rinus   Elbing, in
b<:en }»la}ing along the ioute   form jorcler to  enable   him   to   continue
Golden   and   Windermere, on  the
Columbia river.
' Mr. P: J. Russell, Kootenay manager for the Parsons Produce Company, has returned from a visit
throughout the Northwest Territories. Mr. Russell says the trains
aie crowded with immigrants for
the prairie land in and -.around Edmonton.
If the Nelson club intends to
play baseball this year, they should
get out and practice. So far it has
been impossible to get enough together to have one good practice,
and the result will probably be
that the Nelson club will meet with
defeat in its first game.
The dedication ceremony of Fraternity Hall was a grand success
from every point of view. A Fully
400 were present, and' all. seemed to
be deeply impressed with the cere-
his already very successful   efforts
If vou want the choicest brands, and | ju coJlecting   old   Norwegian   folk-
blends of tea aud eolknygo -.to-Morrwou j...
& Caldwell. '-        B '  ■;
NO CICE—lf the person who took the ladder belonging to William Herring from the
Bank of Halifax building wili return the
same, he will be paid for his trouble.
'TberyBritish Columbia Review
(published in London, Eng.) says:
kf The adjourned annual general
meeting ®of the British Columbia
Development Association was
fraught with momentous issues. 'To
be or not to be' was the question
for the shareholders to decide; and
<y     '-'.■'■'■■ . ■■■''-        .
the latter, by supporting the present .directors^ recognized that they
were strengthening their hands
while endorsing a business-like
policy. The views of the one side
were so clearly and ably expressed
that defeat of the .opposition may
be said to hav^ been a foregone conclusion. This company, free from
contentious elements, stands on a
better basis, and, controlled by a
board having knowledge of the affairs placed in their charge, -dividends are, we trust, assured. Pq&bh
oessing such excellent assets, '™
should be able to bring forth some
sound subsidiaries in the future."
WANTED—A servant girl.   Apply to Mrs.
R.W.Drew, Vernon Street, Nelson.
S..M1M&...J;. THE ECONOMIST  ������������������������������������������������������������������������^^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^  ^>  THE-  am  !<5H  Oterns  That will last you and  will give you satisfaction. It has stood the,  test in the Kootenays  for thirteen years. ;Tlie  only first-class Piano  made in Canada   G  ���  X  X  X  ���  Style, Special Model  ���  t  !  t  ���  ���  ���  x  ���  !  ���  Will Sell the Above   Mentioned to Compete With   Everybody.   Send  for Prices.  ���   ���   0  Dover..  e  *��  WATCH AND JEWELRY  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Repairing a Specialty.  Orders By Mail oru Express Receive Our  Prompt Attention   Four  kinds   of Sewing ���  Machines the Best  in America.  Mi  ���  son Evacnines  nachlnes in Different Styles.  White Sewing Machines.  Domestic Sewing: Machines  Tiie Mew Raymond Machines, f  x  X  X  X  ���  ���  ���  Travel in London.  ���nm"in[-mT"yqi'-fy"M *  nxzimimi miMiM'MiiTiwrwnr�����  ��� -We get some conception of the  immensity of the passenger traffic  of London and New York from the  fact that the passengers carried  every year within these two cities  outnumber by many thousands the  entire population of the world.  The railways, omnibuses, and  trams of Greater London convey  700,000,000 passengers every year  ���an army which, however closely  packed, would still fill more than  the whole of our London parks  sixteen times over: or, in other  words, London's passengers  would require an enormous park  ten miles long and five miles wide  merely for standing room. They  would form a column . sixteen  abreast and standing at intervals  of a yard, long enough to reach  around the earth at the equator,  with a residuary column, thirty-  two deep, reaching from London to  Naples.  Apart   from   the   railways,   on  which alone ��60,000 000 has   been  |^ lent within the last twenty years,  London's   passengers   require   re-  E very thing in the grocery line at  Morrison & Caldwell's.  quire a line of omnibuses long  enough to stretch two deep from  Whitecbapel station in the far east,  across London to Shepherd's Bush  station in the west. The tram  cars in daily use when horsed  would form a single line from  Shepherd's Bush via Hoi born and  Oxford street, to the Bank of  England, a distance of six miles.  The 11,000 odd hansoms and four  wheel cabs would naaka an imposing column four deep and as long  as our double line of omnibusses.  Of foot passengers, 200,000, or the  entire population of Leicester, cross  London bridge every day. Every  minute, from 11 till noon, twenty  vehicles and.ninety-four foot passengers pass along the Strand, or  1,229 vehicles and 5,666 people  every hour. Piccadilly boasts  1,497 vehicles and 3,916 pedestrians  an hour, and in the same time  5,586 people walk along Tottenham  Court road. Within an hour  nearly 2,000 omnibusses pass a  given point on Tottenham Court  road, the Strand, Piccadilly and  Cheapside, the numbers ranging  from 487 for the first and 384 for  the last named thoroughfare.  Nearly a   million people travel  every day by rail within the  boundaries of London. Making  due allowance for the decreased  traffic on Sundays, London's railway passengers alone for a year  will fill all London's parks seven  times over, and in single file would  stretch round the equator more than  seven times.���London Tit-Bits.  MINING NOTES.  Cascade Record.  A lead of fine Sulphide ore has  been struck in the Main claim iu  Summit camp.  The B. C. mine, in Summit camp,  Dor has a thousand tons, of shipping ore on the dump.  A six-foot ledge, with $70acsays,  has been struck on the Gold Standard in camp McKinney.  Work has been done on the  Claw Hammer on Boundary  mountain, with T. S. Davis as  manager.  The Key We3t and Mountain  Maid,, promising Skylark camp  claims, have been sold by Messrs.  Goodhue and Munn to Spokane  capitalists.  The Smuggler Co.,  in  Fairview,  Lipto'n's teas, 60c to 75c.   Morrison  & Caldwell.  has $6,000 in the treasury and will  proceed with development on the  Toronto, British Lion and Admiral  Dewey claims.  Jay. P. Graves informed a Record  man this week that no decision  about location of his smelter had  yet been reached, but. might be in  a few days. He says there is no  water power worth mentioning except at Cascade.  At a recent'meeting of the directors of the Fairview corporation,  the affairs of the company were  shown to be in a moBt satisfactory  condition, and more especially can  this be said of the Stemwinder  claim, the development of which is  giving the utmost satisfaction.  It is reported.that the R-Bell, , a  Summit camp property which attracted attention some time ago,  has been sold to an English syndicate through Alexander Dick, of  Rossland1. The property has a 70-  foot double compartment shaft,and  ig equipped with a hoist and pump. A  Express and Draying;  Having purchased the express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at. D. McArthnr & Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, wi 11 receive  prompt attention.. Telephone 85.  Gomer   Davis & Co.  -iVa  11:  .!V.'  't;L  .Ail  W^ ���     , i i ���.   IA || . All f|  >J. tiftr-a^T.iAflmj _�� i. ulu..  ���^^ ��ww~t&^-��*&Z2��lJ^tt'Z^?'fV'j}m  ?I  1:1  1  15$  ft-  Ii  k  ��� oft  In1  k  ISTr'  Is  Ii   ���  8  THE ECONOMIST  Electricity in Mines.  _ The use of electricity in Colorado  coal mines is greatly increasing.  There are a few plants at present  in operation and a number of others  in/ course of construction. At  So'pris, in Los Animas country,  there are two small lighting plants.  Electric pumps have also been  installed there with a capacity of  1,200 gallons per minute, thus relieving the surplus water which  could not be handled' by.the sieam  ami compressed-^ir pumps already  in use. At the Walsen a 300-horse-  po.wer plani is in course of construction to be used for pumping,  lighting and mining at the Walsen  and Robinson mine. At theKeeb;  lefmine a complete electric plant  lias been abandoned as the roof  overlaying the coal proved to be  too fragile to admit the required  space for the mining machines to  bei unsupported by timbers. .At  Lafayette, in Boulder country, a  100-horsepower     plant    is    being  erected  for  lighting  aud  hauling  purposes. '  Dredging for gold is all the rage  at the Antipodes, tir the detriment  too often, it is to be feared, of quartz  mining, the epidemic having now  broken out afresh in Victoria,  where the Government is considering the propriety of granting 20,-  000 acres on the Murry ��� Fiats, over  a distance of some 20 miles from  below Wahgunyah, to a syndicate  composed mainly of local investors.  These flats consist of 'a surface  layer of from 1 to 6 feet of soil and  claj, covering a stratum of rather  fine gravel. From the grass roots  to a depth of 8 or 10. feet gold is  found in sufficient quantity, in the  opinion of the Minister of Mines,  to pay if appliances are used which  will sane the gold. On the other  hand, the dredging claims recently  pegged out in Coromandel Harbor,  New Zealand", by a Dunedin syndicate, have been abandoned, owing,  it is said, to the magnitude of. the  initial outlay.  S4--4-  . .'-Humphreys ca Pit  m m  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 03.  Fresh Candies and Tropica! Fruits.  'Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  "    ALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  All Kinds of Soft Drinks.  A Full Line of Choiee  Tobaccos  and  Cigars.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFiCE: Ne.son, * C A^ ^  *W"hEN youhuy. ���        .    . O'KELL &T     ��i H  Preserves^  ,     .*��� ���otwhnt are mire British Columbia' Are absolutely the  3- ���%&&K aiBur money is left at purest AND BEST,  home. -  Li  inrlnn' onrf BrmonJfi'fl  ioooo ano snosatofymoig buidiields  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All communications  relating to British Columbia to be addressed*to  P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager/MET I  OAM    D   f*  3. S  FOWLER, E, M., Mining Engineer I IN El L.OVJ IN, D. O.  Temple Building, Victoria.   Metropolitan Building, Vancouver. ��  70 Bassinghall St., London. ?  �� GeneralShipping & Insurance Agents %  "    "' "r���ry-ym._ _ __��� ^  >  ft  Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tup: Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance iriT'the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outlits Insured.  Loans and Mortgages Negotiated. Estates Managed and Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold..  <| GENERAL   -   FINANCIAL   -   AGENTS.  ^  THE;NEL!  Hi  Prints Everythin;  letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  e  VI  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  .�����< THE ECONOMIST.  9  ��P0MM��a*��an|BM*��IMMev��mmiimSMffNPW7VB  ,'-.-y  THE   CITY   OF   KISMET.  1 if r '  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  o  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  Hountain Mining District, the richest in West Kootenay. Here is also a vast tract of  farming land, adapted for the cultivation of Fruit, Grain and Vegetables.  i��      Lots ncvvs^ for Sale  Further particulars apply to  Geo. McFarland, Agent, Nelson,  Or  Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  51  Mines and Mining  i  (The Silvertonian.)  English capital has been again  brought into the Slocan this time  in connection with the Mountain  Chief mine, lying below the California, a short distance frem New  Denver.  Ralph Gillette is back in town  from the Hamilton Group. He  reports that all is well on Twelve,  mile, the Hamilton looking well.  The horse that was encountered in  the tunnel has been driven through  and the ledge and ore has again  been found in place.  F. J. O'Rielly, has just completed  the survey of the Burnside claim  on Ifaur Mile creek. This claim  lies mostly in the creek bottom  and directly below the Wakefield  Mines, to which company it belongs, and will be used as a mill-  site and terminus for the company's  tramway.  The preparation for the immediate building of a railroad into  the Lardo, now under way, will  revive the hope long smouldering in  the breasts of the claim owners and  ^itizens of that section. It should  lillso have an invigorating effect on  the business of Kaslo and Nelson.  A deal consumated last week  will result in another working  property on Four Mile creek. Chas.  'ROYAL SEAL" cigars  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  tsj  Kootenay Bell, Little  Gem, Blue Buds, Ves-  talias, Bonnie Fives.  ALL UNION HADE.  ���Ml  P.O. Box   126.  Telephone 118.  A. Mariner and Jos. McNaught  have taken up all the stock of the  Prescott claim, purchasing it from  N. F. McNaught, H.Brady and the  estate of the late W. McKinnon.  Work on the property will com-  mence as soon as the season will  permit.  G. H. Dawson, the owner of the  Essex Group, on which considerable  work was done last summer, returned from Montreal last Sunday.  He was considerably surprised to  find that the slides had hot yet  come down and that about eight  feet of snow still covered the surface at the mine. He left on  Tuesday for the Coast, intending to  KOOTBNAY'LAKB SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G.O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and' Sash & Doors    o  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. (Turned Work-  3  JOHN rab: agent.  ��  -.ui  4 i  y  yy ii  KJULSUISLSLSULSI^  on  v  return and recommence   work  the Essex as soon as. the   approacn  to the mine is open. He expects  to erect buildings at the mine and  work a considerable crew this summer.  It; is generally  reported  that  a  fine ledge of'ore has been struck on;  the Wiarton claim in Camp Mc-  Kinney the management asserting  it to be a continuation of the Cariboo ledge.  SmmmmmmimmmMEmmsm  kl  mmm^mmmmmssM ll%i^j��ta��^��*^<��PimX  ^itt^to. fasiiX&x*att&i^t&t^mti&'M?ifmzaM*��  kgaj^^jartBWMB��|^^  oi^j^��i��USaira^  10  THE ECONOMIST.  1  1  on     ���  *lsa  Brave Aottu  On Jubilee day, -which comniemornr  tfce  discovery of gold  in California  1849, a squad of Battery I o'i the i".;j,u  army was  firing  a  salute at Lim>?  V-i  lar  'Jut*  Point fort, near San Francisco  load���the charge was 50 pounds of powder inclosed in a woolen bag���-did not  go off, and the officer in command ordered it to "be pulled out of the cannon.  The . charge was withdrawn, aud as  ife dropped to the ground it was seen  that one corner of the woolen bag was  on fire. In' an instant the powder would  have caught and the seven men with  their officer would have been killed.  ' Private John M. Jones - jumped toward  the smoldering bag, rolled it in the  mud and with his bare hands plastered  Hie singed edges with damp earth.  It was a quick, bravo deod, and had'  Ihe hero been a British soldier it would  have brought him a Victoria cross to  wear on his breast.  During the. sepoy-war a young captain of artillery saw an ignited shell  fall near his battery. Instantly he lifted it up, carried it to a distance' and  "flung it away." Just then it burst, shattering his left forearm.  In the Crimean war Captain' Peel  of tBe royal navy, son of tho former  prime minister, Sir Robert Peel, commanded a naval battery in front of Sevastopol. One day a large shell,, its fuse  burning, fell into the battery near  where Peel was standing. Picking it  ���up, he canied it to tho rampart and  tossed it over.' It exploded before it  reached tho ground.���Exchange.  uiiles away.    You can tell how  ay a tempest is  by counting the  ���:r of seconds that pass between  Asa and  the peal.    Each  second  i for about a mile.���New   ��ork  ; ]. *  In  Efficacy of Olivo Oil.  Medical    authorities    are   generally  agreed as to the value of olive oil medicinally, finding  it  also a potent agent  for any defects of  the  excretory ducts,  especially the skin.  Eczema has rapidly  disappeared  upon a  discontinuance  of  starch foods  and  the   substitution of a  di��t   of  fresh  and  di\od  fruits, milk,  eggs and olive oil.  The beneficial effects  of the latter, when  thus taken in conjunction   with  a fruit  diet, have frequently been remarked in respect to the  hair, nails and scalp, supplying  to the  sebaceous   gland*   tho   oily   substanco  whith   they secrete when  in a healthy '  ^1^^  condition, and tho absence of which is    H���,^    ��� >. ���   ���  the causo  oi   debility of  the nair, li>o-    p���n���Q ���,4lwl Hl  quently ending  in   baldness, says  The  Scientific; Amcrioan.    It  has long been  observed that these who  treat olive oil  as a common articlo of  food and use it  as such  are  generally healthier and'in  better condition than tho.se who do not,  and   its  therapeutic  and  prophylactic  properties  are very favorably  regarded  by uicdical men.    It i-s ks&wn ���� be destructive to  certain  forms ot .]$8$cr<D organic life, and for the eradication of such  from the  system   its   internal  uso has  been successfully resorted to.  Patriotism In Germany.  Germany they teach patriotism in  rho p";juiar SGhools; in England we do  nyt���at suiy rate not officially.    In Germany the  kaiser's' birthday, the anniversary of  Sedan' and other national  Itj u nib arks pve celebrated in the national  schools.   They have feasts and music  and excursions, but the  children havp  kept clearly before their eyes th�� reason  | for "choir rejoicings. Indeed, the law im  ! presses upon  parents and children that  : all voluntary absence from these school  ��� feasts is an offense. There were parents  5 who kept their children back, especially  from   the Sedan  commemoration,   and  1 .this on conscientious grounds.  But now  ! no longer, "for, "says the magistrate,  1 ''any uuexcused absence from patriotic  festivals established by the school sha?  be considered as  voluntary nonattend  ance, and inspectors, teachers  and  the  authorities  concerned   are   hereby instructed to this effect."  Patriotism a la pedagogue perhaps,  but patriotism none ��� the less, and the  children of a great empire might per-  u haps do well to take a leaf out of a book  made in Germany. Let us imagine the  astonishment of the English child if he  ;vero told that he was to have a holiday  and a fete for the sake of some great  event in our own history. But Oermany  has these patriotic ^school feasts and  Prance the emblem of the republic in  every schoolroom because they actually  imagine the patriot is made as /well aa  born.���Pall Mall Gazette.  The Measure .'of Her Work.  A man is judged by what he accomplishes ; a woman by the way that accomplishment affects her. In speaking  of a woman impresario the other day a  man who desired to give the highest  possible praise said: "I tell you, Miss  Blank's the most successful woman  manager in the country. Why, she  works so hard that every now and then  or two or three days at a  ck headac he.'' To the masculine mind there could be no strongei  proof of woman's ability to work than  bcr ability to fall ill over it.���New  York  Sun.  A Grain of Comfort.  A man who talks all the time occa-  aonaliy says something that is really  worth hearing.���Soiuerville Journal.  it  is  Even  ���nrr.  Thunderstorms.  ..'   Do not imagine that because a heavy A|  thunderstorm  is . far  aw ay to  leeward  not..likely to  arise and wet you.  if 'the  wind   is   blowing  right  uniat- tho cloud; it will come your way  ail the more surely, for thunderstorms  always travel against the wind.  The reason for this, is that there is  invariably a countercurrent of air  above the breeze that yon feel close to  the e-artlvaudthis sky high wind blows  in tho' opiDOsite direction to the one  which alone you can detect. Thus the  tensest; seems . to.--work its way right  through tho wind's eyes in a very contrary sort of way. ���  Fey? never does this; neither does  ordinary 'rain���at'.least.very seldom--  �� .A  '&��� ..  Q  c  I  J.O  <3d  a  FT  .0  Allien ���   you ���. order  '���matches.'������ V Then  ;<ifrap^    M^P^f^ll   WI/SBf^Pft  ���4  99  St. Alice Natural Mineral Water, Ye Olde  Fashioned English Ginger Beer.     ,  THORPE  C'  t maw  Asuv  Eaaa  Victoria.  Vancouver.  Nelson.  %  ;>3Ff&  ^  it will be to your interest to inspect our stock of FISHING  TACKLE before selecting your outfit for the season.  ���   All our Goods imported direct from English,  American and Canadian Manufacturers.     ���  . LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.,. -  Shelf and  Heavy Hardwade.  Nelson, B. C.  g^gSBBSBB-  M9.% ���M.^jrajimp*"IE*_ltjm.. ��� ��� .mmjnil-j uwjf-^r���.qf���',ns^-tptfifiaywjaw.tr;*t .i mm-��>u. ���'^yjtrrMffr-cfrt-w-r^Y?,��vrwyy��r ��"ff  ~Zr^r^**?r,'i^y~pi��vrv���,J?.  ���      COMIIANDSNG ATTENTION '  is   simply a  matter ' of being  well dressed'.'  Those who wear  cut and tailored by us  ceive all the attention  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  o-ood workmaship. The  value is  I  garments  will re-  a  well  Har  ris  great.  o  &u-  gpa  && m  ker St.-Sielson,  ^aT���r^a^a^aaa3^3giM^^Mfc^ag5aw^  ajwii^wjiS/'^AfirjJ*^..*.  <iX< A  it  %��  ^^^^m^.  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishings.  Carvers,  3 1 M  ,?Uls��^  $% p ft  11.1  r^ W fe^�� $ P Til C<  Ll  ftets^  1 t  ll|   IMi  ;-0./ ������;���  s gUUU'  VICTO  n'--'ii'��  HQTTIS  i fiS��l IN  rr  . ..\y; R. JACKSON; & CO..;,.  Cominjssio'n A^cnis Delmonico  Ilotol, lay i-lio-jviitrk'et tjclcls on  nil important������ events.   Htarlh'g:  p ri ce..   <-���<>nj; nlvsi.ons   e x'ocn tc'U  Latest betting received by cable  but'snow cr sleet some .time works its  way up wind just as the tempest does.  Sheet ���'lightning, by the way, is  not a  distinctive sort of light, but merely th��  reflection in tho sky oi a  forked  flash  1  vou-  .will  be   sure  #3'  of having the best.  T  a  ( c^n    report "the.'-' London  ernes, reftrrwl to a ceitain lady  w:dow.  L< aming   that  i ad y  I:^��������������^^^^^^^����^^^2��^^  In a     .  a^  the  s husband.vyas Mill alive,  the  Times hastened to correct the error  in this way :'���  " We. regret thai 'Mr?'.  Holiday was incorrecily   described  ;;b a widow."  STARTLERS   '��)   '��>   D  IN PRICED.OK  -AX  'S        BOO  re.  Km#XM*&mJiW*3,mm��aW&kil.WSMm  mtmammmmimE^mmmiaMmm THE ECONOMIST.  mithing  Piumbin  AND  Heatln  i. i  Josephine Street  NeJson  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Invincible, Rural Arthur, Uellerophon, Elk  Trumpet. Willi", Florence G. am!  Gerald P  -"-''Vraclion"Mineral Claims, miiuale is the  Min-  ��� Jii��r Division of East Kootenay .District.  "'  WJjei'e Locafofl:   On'Eugle Cvcek and near  the heanwa tors thereof.  Take notice that, 1, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. 2,078A ior myself and  as agent for .Solomon Johns, free miner's cer-  - tilk-isle No. 2..J1SA and William George Ro,b-  inson. free miner's certificate No. L'4,oSlA,  intend, .sixty day from the dale hereof, lo apply to the mining' recorder for a certificate'of  improvemeius, for tho pur-pose of'obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims.   And further take notice thai action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  ���    JOnNMcLATOIIJE, P. L. S,.  Dated this 20th day of April, 18!W.  II be able to supply common brick, presed brick and  EYING TO  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS  CAN GET  PRICES   BY AP,  7YQ.  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street  ������*y.!>l  Land Act Amendment Act, 1899.  Application forTransfer of Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, tiie undersigned, intend, at the first sitting of the Board  of License Commissioners, of the City of Nelson, to be held 80 daysa/terthefirslpublioation  of this notice, to apply'for a transfer of the license held by me for the sale of liquor by rc-  tail'at my hotel, known as "The K'iondyke,"  on lot.5, block 1,,Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C,  from myself to John Johnson aud L. P. Nelson, both oANclson, B. C.  Dated this 2.51 h day of March, 189!).  O. LUND.  Notice fs hereby given that 30 days  date I intend to makeapplicntion to the1  Commissioner of Lands and Works for  after  Chief    v.... <��uu   muhfi for permission to purchase the, fallowing described  lands:  Situated  about  one  mile  south  ...   .. ^    ..^wi.u   win;    June   SOUGH    of   Due  Creek, and about two miles north of AVellan  Bay; in tho District of "West Kootenay, an  commencing at a post planted at the soutl  of Duck  id  nd  south-  ��� NOTICi.  Take notice that thlrty\days after date the  Kim coo Mining and Development Company,  Limited Liability, intend to change their  head office from the city of Nelson, in the Province ofUrifish Coiumbia, to the town of Ymir  in said Province, the consent in writing having been obtoined of the stockholders representing two-thirds of all the capital stock of  1 he company.  Dated th's lOLli day of March, ISO!).  Snrcorc  Mining and Djcvklojoiext Coir-  pani", Limitjsd Liability.  point of commencement, and containing one  hundred and sixty acres of land, more or less.  Dated at Creston, B. C, this-18th day  of  March, 1SM9.  D. F. COWAN.  M, R.- SMITH & CO.  ���. (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  B/SCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  ���   Z?��Els, SVSas?;��r��?��"�� VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  HORSE SHOEING  ^eS^  ' Photographer*  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou."  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $1 per day and up.  Schooner Beer. 10 cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  Where They Are Mated by' Lottery.  It was a cynic who said that marriage is a lottery, but in thie province  of Smolensk, in Russia, this aphorism  has been reduced to a quarterly fact,  for four times a year there is held the  most remarkable lottery ever devised.  A charge of . a ruble  is made for a  ticket, only one prize is  to be drawn,  and it consists of the entire sum yielded  by the sale of the tickets, amounting to  5,000 rubles.    The lucky winner of the  prize is bound to marry a certain damsel    if    he    takes   the   5,000   rubles.  Should he be married he is at liberty to  turn over the  money and  the  lady to  any friend whom  he may wish  to put  in for such a good  thing. - Should the  lady, however, refuse to marry the winner they are allowed  to divide the rubles between them.  H. A.  Wagon woriCand Blacksmithingin all its Branches.  L 1 * *  elson Blacksmith Co.  PROSSER, Manager. Lake St., OpP; Court flouse!_  NELSON,  B. C  I3��  e  *  WHOLE SALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS  IN  fawm  I  I  E*OS   ANG^JCJES  ewew.  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT .SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  LOWEST; PR ICEB  Mining Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year. Single Copiesi5 cents.  ������.'���'��� A    SEND "TOR    '  Strong: Soup.  In the life of William Stokes, written  by bis son,- which has appeared in London, it is told how Soyer was sent oyer  tO'Dublin" during th�� great-famine'to  show the people how make soup. Stokes  asked a starving beggar why she did not  go and get somo of the soup that was  k^ing freely distributed.  "Soup, is it, your honor? Sure, it  Isn't soap at all." "And what is it,  thfcii?" inquired Stokes. "It is'nothin,  your honor, but a quart of water boiled  down to a pint, to make it sthrong!"  This is the. soupAHJaigre^which-Ho-  'garthcarieatiired in his picture of the  French .troops at Calais..  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention-.  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock. .  I"       fb    "iPrSk  �� Z.QlF'fp*       nasi  t. o �� nkWS, lanaoer.  4  lashes and Tumor  lice  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Work, Brackets and  js. ��� ���  Prices Reasonable.  110-112 N. Broadway, los Angeles Cal.  and  Mixed Party.  "I understand that was rather a  mired crowd that "attended your benefit  ball,'. Eastus." /  " Yfissir, doy mised,. once or twice,  but we got-Aem scatterated befo' any one  r~'~ '' ''    ���$ to call fer de wagon.'' ������Cin-  Eaqairsr.   :  la c  chms  "^pffofaos'and .^arohiiiakers,  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  : Sarid;  T����vv..  y  hi* A;y  ���been - ,v  pewyr. .  A Grateful Gush.  -TAAuirk !(to porter,- who has  A '������%:%�� minutes looking after  iv.)-v--M6n,-; I con-see-der ye've  <��� AAeegin. Wull ye tak' a  ;y\{ A?''���London Tit-Bits.  ���.-.....���'���.':.������ '^  Brokers and ManyfaGtyrers, Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce  Goin'paiiy,-'.- Gold  Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna,   Manitoba   Grain Go.,;  M. 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"Wesley," said hia wife, Bleepily,  as the plaintive wail of the infant  broke the stillness of the midnight  hour ; " Wesley, heed the advice  of Kipling."  ���* What in thunder is that ?" he  grunted from beneath the coverlet.  *��� Take up the white man's burden 1"  Established 1879.  ao Years Old and Still Crowing."  Parsons Produce Company,  Wholesale Commission Merchants, ���    .,  COLD STORAGE,   WAREHOUSEMEN    AND   JOBBERS   OF   GREEN    FRUITS.  He���Have you read Kipling's  " Departmental Ditties ?"  Sht���You don't mean to tell me  he has taken up the department  stores ?   What won't he buy next?  "Whatdo you think of a poets'  club ?" asked the versifier, brushing  the hair out of his eyes.  "Every newspaper should be  provided with one," replied the  editor : "a hickory one."  How is Pennington on spelling ?  Editor���Well, he's a little too  quaint for ordinary English, and  not quaint enough for dialect.  Head Office:  Winnipeg, R. A. Rogers, Mgr.   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