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 ;;.f;,-:#  .'.".'��� .������',o.--.i.:.  y^:'  ith which isinco^  ^  VOL. II. ���  NELSON.   B. C,   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1899.  NO.  THE NELSON ECONOniST.  ' Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. il. Carlev '. Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ���One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  �� If paid in advance : 1.50  One' Year to Great Britain ' ,2.50  If paid in advance '. 1  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, or  Registered Lettor.  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.  According to the Victoria Colonist, there is  much discontent in the ranks of the Martin-  ites in the capital city. It appears that Col.  Gregory, who recently ran in the Martin interest, because he undertook to oppose tne  government's repudiation bill in the lobby  was rather severely jumped upon, and by the  great Martin himself. The Colonel showing  resentment, his face was pointed toward  the outer darkness, and he was informed that  henceforth he was to be considered a dead  card in the game of Martin politics, and that  furthermore his voice could no longer be  heard in the matter of patronage distribution.  But this was not all. Mr. E. V Bodwell had  just returned from Kootenay country, where  he had indisputably been of the greatest assistance in restoring Hon. Mr. Hume to his seat  in the house and in the cabinet. He looked,  not unreasonably, for a little consideration,  and when he desired to appear before the railway committee to argue certain public matters  he did not anticipate that Hon. Mr. Martin  would metaphorically put hi3 back against the  door to deny him admission. Mr. Bodwell  does not wait for any more distinct hints than  this, and���still relying on what Dame Rumor  says about it��� declared that if that was the  way he was to be treated, they could look elsewhere for their workers in the cause. To, this  Mr. L. P. Duff, who also has been a useful  man to the party, says Amen. And then  come in their order Mr. R. L. Drury, Mr. H.  H. Munn, Mr. George Riley and Senator Tem-  pleman,. each and   {{,11  indignant that   such  things should be..  This may be only a newspaper rumor, but  it has been no secret that trouble was brewing  in the ranks of the Martinites at Victoria.  The straw that broke the camel's back, was  the determination of Messrp., Martin and Cotton to remove their offices to,Vancouver. The  Victoria politicians have always weighty  matters to discuss with the Government, and  the v. think it unreasonable to be forced to  make a pilgrimage to the/Terminal City when  they deaire Io worship at the shrine of Joseph.  There can be nothing done with the nominal  heads of the other departments without permission from the immortal Joe, and consequently the Victorians nave a grievance. The  determination of the Attorney-General to ignore the men who helped to place him in his  present position of power has undoubtedly  brought about disunion.  The Victoria Globe (Liberal) has the following: "There is an old saying to the effect that  it is better to have the devil you know than  the devil you don't know. Messrs.. Bodwell,  Gregory, Duff, Drury, el aL, are now appreciating the truth and value of this saying. Contributing largely by their misguided efforts  towards inaugurating an era of Populism, and  to setting up as the autocrat of the Province a  man whom their better judgement warned  them was ��� a dangerous enemy alike to  Liberalism, the Liberal p rty and good  Government, they are now reaping their  special reward in the shape of boorish ingratitude. It is lamentable to see Liberals of  undoubted standing and repute lending  countenance to repudiation and revolutionary  despotism. These gentlemen owe to their  fellow citizens and to regard for ther own  name to forthwith help to dethrone the tyrannical Czar, whom they have placed in power.  If they do not the sentence of Fate will be  most severe against themselves as a Revolutionary Despnism invaribly winds up by denouncing her own authors."  The Sanls the name of a bright daily publi  j*     _.     /!���      ! J       -a.     \T       iir__*.-���..-.. .  Westminster.  cation recently issued  The new candidate for public favor is well  printed and full of news. The publisher  says it is Conservative in politics, and we hope  it   is    not  like     many  other   Conservative  papers in this Province���edited by a Liberal  and Conservative in name only. "New Westminster has had some experience of Conservative publications., of this character. While we  wish the Sun success, we shall refrain from  accepting its utterances with regard to politics .  unreservedly until-we discover whether or not  the editor is one of that great number of Con-,  servatives who have acquired the habit of }  voting with the Liberals.  The announcement in a New York paper  that the Duchess of Marlborough has concluded to purchase the Marlborough House,  . the present residence of the Prince of Wales,  will come in the nature of a surprise to the |  people of Great Britain. It appears that the .  Duchess is ambitious to become the leader of  London society, and in order to accomplish  her desire she is determined upon securing a  house that will be suitable for the reception oj  her distinguished guests. Thus the Prince of  Wales will be requested to seek other quarters  when the Duchess purchases the historic  palace from the Government. The suggestion  that the Princemight take a cheaper residence ,  would be humorous if it were not intended  seriously. _  A wonderful story of self-sacrifice comes  from Fernie. It transpires that a Toronto de-  p?rtment store offered the publisher of the  Fernie Free Press an advertisement, which  said publisher refused. Such heroism should  not go unrewarded.  In the discussion that is now taking place  between Toronto and Winnipeg as to whether  Lord Minto should become honorary lieutenant-colonel of the 90r.h Battalion or the Royal  Grenadiers, or both, we hope the claim of the  Kootenay Rifles to confer such an honor on  the Governor-General  will not be overlooked.  Theatrical affairs in one of the treaty  ports of China are managed in a curious way,  By the jigreernent between the town authorities, who find the greater part of th^ funds,  and the manager,. who selects the artists in  France, it is arranged that after a few specimen, performances a vote of, satisfied or non-  satified'Khali be taken among the box holder*.  Those performers who are unfortunate enough  not to. have pleased theirpatrons are then sent  back to France ai,d otlers  engaged  in   their  nBSKIIBBSEBBifflKraraKSRS!  WMMWHHMWWMIIIIiamiMMra^  nWJWMWWttlAM'tt  PWUM>IH��!imMlW��HUM��?l��WHi!Hre!  mmtfamHfliaMiiwimHMiiMmMMn  LtfJMMm��m<iimu THE ECONOMIST.  place���-this at the expense of the manager of  the troupe, who is paid a large sum per season  by the government, plus the door money at the  performances.  Speaking of (the movement against the  senate, Sir Charles Tupper in an interview at  Ottawa, said Sir Wilfrid Lauder's proposal  was a deliberate attempt to destroy the very  Ijasisof confederation and the rights guaranteed  by it to the various provinces. " The measure will brand every man who supports it as an  enemy to the constitution. We may as well  understand now that the great Liberal-Con-  aervative party of Canada is face to face with  a daring attempt to break up confederation, ���������  and just as we fought, and successfully  fought the battle of British institutions in  1891 against the party now in power, so we  are compelled to take the field in defence, of  that solemn compact in which confederation  was accomplished, and upon the maintenance  of which its existence depends. The Conservative party will fight it to the bitter end."  ft  The Conservative papers in the East believe "that the failure of the Commission to  arrive at any definite arrangement deprives  the Liberal Governments of their last excuse  for delaying any longer to take action in defence of Canadian rights and interests. It is  certainly asking no more than naked justice  when we demand that it shall be at least as  easy for Canadians to mahufacure their own  raw material at home and sell it in the  American market as it is for Americans to  take that raw material across the line and  manufacture it there. This will only put  Canadian labor on an equality with American  labor ; and a good case might be made out  in favor of demanding a better position for  Canadian labor when we are dealing with the  manufacture^^ the natural products, of  Canada.  n  The Fredericton Farmer has discovered  that there is a great demand for the daughters  of Eve in British Columbia. Just where the  Farmer gets its information on this point it  does not appear disposed to tell. As a matter  of fact there is no scarcity of women in this  .���Province. "'.-.��� ��� ��������� V-V  The Montreal Star deplores the fact that in  the British Empire we have no "Fighting"  men like our friends across the border, such  as "Fighting" Bob EVans,or "Fighting" Joe  Hooker, or "Fighting" Tom this, or "Fighting"  'Jim that; Surely, thenar must have heard  of ���"Fighting--'1 Joe Martin.  A writer in the. Arena-: voices some wholesome truths on the right of the laborer,' when  he says : " The right to work must also be  clearly distinguished from the socialist's  theory of labor's right to the entire product.  The latter is based on a theory that labor  ���done creates all weatlh, a theory which dates  buck to the time when political economy was  a science of production of wealth, and which  is now saen to be inadequate. The right to  work springs not from a theory of production,  but from a belief in the worth of man as man,  and an insight into the material and social  conditions which foster manhood. It is a  right, not to the entire product, but to a definite standing supported by law within industry along with the capitalist proprietors."  The citizens of Greenwood are ahxiovs to  get a customs house. It is said the town is  badly handicapped for want of such government convenience.  The secession of Lord Claude John Hamilton from the Conservative party in Britain<C3  producing considerable discussion. In an  open letter he states that while the colonial  policy of the government has his entire approval, its financial policy, home legislation  and continual attack upon property and capital, are "beneath contempt." Therefore, he  says, he can no longer support the administration. .  A local preacher says the race-horse must  go. It may seem strange, yet it is a fact, that  there is not one man in a dozen who will take  the word of a preacher in a horse trade.  Hon. G. E. Foster, ex-Minister of Finance,  is again visiting the Kootenay. Mr. Foster  has extensive mining interests in the vicinity  of Rossland.  The Vancouver World tells of a case of more  than ordinary interest that came up in the  Walkerton, Ont., Police court recently in  respect to a charge laid against a young man  named James Turner, a school teacher in  Bruce county. A new religious sect, calling  themselves Zionities, has lately arisen in the  northern portion of the townsnip, one of  whose distinctive doctrines is that hogs are  possessed of the devil, and must be destroyed.  They have gained quite a number of adherents  in the neighborhood, those joining them being for the most part respectable farmers in  good circumstances. Considerable excitement  prevails in the neighborhood in regard to their  proceedings and this feeling was strongly  manifested at the trial, the court-house being  crowded to its utmost capacity. The charge  against Turner consisted of assisting a young  man named John Fiddis to destroy 11 hogs,  the property of Fiddis' father. They drove  to the old gentleman's place, and, in defiance  of his orders, took away the pigs, killed them  in James Leggett's bush, and buried them.  Mr. Leggettis one ofthe disciples, and took  part in the killing. His bush they call tjieir  hog sepulchre. It came out in evidence that  young Fiddis himself was chief owner of the  hogs, he working the farm in partnership  with his father. Mr. O'Connor, Q. C, for  defendant, claimed that a man could do what  he liked with his own, and that consequently  there was no case against young Fiddis.    Mr.  Shaw held that a man cannot do what he  likes with his own, and that young Fiddis'  act came under section 499 of the Code,  which'makes it a criminal offence to mischievously kill cattle, hogs, or other domestic  animals, no matter who owns them. A man  may kill his own animals, for a useful purpose, but not for mischief. 'Young Fiddis, in  the witness box, justified himself by reading  from Liviticus ii., 8-9. The legal gentleman  also quoted Scripture freely. The migistrate  held that the court had nothing to do with  the people's religion unless it ran- counter to  the law of the country. If every man had  the right to interpret the ScriptureB for him-,  self, these people had equal rights with those  who opposed them. But as Mr. Fiddis, sr.,  had a property right in the hogs killed, and  as it was manifestly contrary to public policy  io let people go around destroying property  through religious belief, it was necessary to  restrain their activity in that respect, and  compel them to conform to the established  system of the country. He therefore committed Turner for trial before a higher court.  Among other matters the city council might  discuss is the numbering of the houses on the  streets. Signs placed at the street corners  with the n?mes of the streets painted thereon  would also be a source of great convenience.  The name of the, street crossings in Nelson  has been changed to mud.  The sound of hammer and saw is once more  heard in the land.  It is pleasing to note that several of the  nuisances at the opera house referred to in  these columns last week, have abated. This  improved condition of affairs .is in a great  measure due to the manager, who is determined to protect the patrons of his house.  Some of the ladies continue to wear hats but  the height is considerably abbreviated.,  A case of what is known to the medical profession as Discrete smallpox has developed at  Spokane. The victim escaped from the isolation hospital and came in contact with a  large number of citizens, and it is almost certain that many others will be taken down  with the loathesome disease within a few days.  The doctors are putting forth every effort to  check the further spread of the disease, with  what result the future alone will determine.  We merely mention these facts to impress upon the authorities in Nelson the necessity of  using every precaution to prevent the introduction of the disease here. The city council should move in this matter without a moment's delay���tonight if possible. In 1892  the city of Victoria was visited with a smallpox epidemic. The authorities of Victoria  placed their trust in Providencp^with the result that Victoria received a set back, from  which it has never recovered. The tourist  travel^ a   source of great revenue, was ruined, 0  *!  fv  THE ECONOMIST  and the wholesale trade was completely disorganized.    There was friction between the  city council and the local government and  everything conspired to endanger the lives of  the citizens.   With such an example before us,  we certainly cannot move too hastily in this  matter.   The city council should call a meeting and seek the advice of the medical profession as to the best  means to be adopted to  keep out the disease.    Harmony and unity of  purpose on the part of the authorities and the  medical   profession   should   be   maintained.  The citizens have a right to expect protection.  We are not essaying the role of the  alarmist  it this matter."   The smallpox may not come  here, and we hope it will not, but now is the  time to get ready to stamp it out, in the event  of its reaching here.   Let the authorities act  at once.  In a debate concerning the annexation of  * Canada to the United States one Eastern man  shot at another. This shows a spirited interest in a great problem, but really seems to  leave it about where it was when the argument started.  The announcement of Miss Livingstone that  ham tastes better when boiled in  Champagne  will bring joy to the home of every poor man  in ; British Columbia.    Hitherto  water   was  used for this purpose.  An Eastern crank has made a wager,that he  can go to sea for forty days in a dry goods  box, with nothing but a dog and a spirit lamp  to sustain him. The navigator may be allowed his own way, but the Society for the  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals should  give the dog a show.  The* State of Tennessee has convicted a  man of murder committed fifteen years ago.  Justice is sometimes slow in the United States,  but the limp in her gait is seldom'more pronounced than in this instance.  A pardonable expenditure on the part of  the state would be a lot of waste baskets to  hold the fool bills introduced by the members  of tie present local Government.  There will be a scarcity of eggs for Easter.  The hens claim that the weather has been s-o  cold that it has been impossible to get shells  delivered.  The latest to feel the pinch of the "economical" ad rairii st rati oil'of Joseph Martin is  Sheriff Robinson.; This gentleman refuses to  conduct this office on the picavuni^h lines  laid down by the government. If this thing  k-eps up it will be difficult to fill the vacant  offices in the Kcotenay.  The Toronto TeJegrmn pays the '.Mlowing  tribute to the late Baron Hernohel 1: ''Canada's inability to accept Lord Her?cheil?s  standards of duty at   Washington   will   not  lessen this country's regret that his Lordship  should have fallen almost in the midst of his  work for the empire. It is possible that Lord  Herschsll's death may have been hastened by  the labors incidental to the work of the Joint  High Commission, and by disappointment at  the failure of his exertions. If the existence  of Joint High Commission is not commemorated by a treaty it will still have a sad eminence by reason of the death of Nelson Dingley  and Bajon Herschell, the chief commissioners  for the United States and Great Britain."  A strange tale concerning the Indians of  the northern part of this continent using gold  for shot in their guns is told by John Piche,  an old trapper and prospector, who has  traveled the wilds of the Hudson Bay country  for the past quarter of a century. He is now  at Vancouver, where he is waiting to get a  grubstake to go to this golden "shotmill."  The consensus of opinion is that John Piche  is an easy, extemporaneous prevaricator.  '���  '.,. .   .  The Greenwood Times says that too many  men are now seeking employment in that locality,-and that miners and laboring * men.  generally are not,needed there at the present.  From the fact that a large number of aliens  are making applications, to become British subjects it might be inferred that the  Kootenay is a place of grand possibilities.^  The clean-up at the Athabasca demonstrates the immense value of, our mineral resources. .  In the office of Drs. LaBau and Forin is an  ingenious device for the_treatment of pneumonia. In the present epidemic of that disease  the fatalities are greater in proportion to the  number afflicted than ever known before.  This results from the difficu lty in supplying  she system with requisite oxygen to sustain  life Drs. LaBau and Forin have in a great  m-asure overcome this difficulty by m apparatus manufactured in the Lawrence Hardware Co's. establishment, after a model designed by the two medical  gentlemen mentioned.  The trial of the action of Martin vs. Deane,  t le North Yale election protest, hus been set  f )r March 20 by Mr. Justice Walkem.  The New Westminster San does not care  about aheaboiition of positions. If aGoyer.n'-r.  .itie'nt; thinks it cm n;get along without the f-er-  vkes of eertain'.���'officials ^and'.'abolishes- their  olficeH, it is a matter of detail with which the  general public will: not greatly concern themselves; any more than: over the apj o nttnent  of a new i.ffioiol uhen ene ie.found neee.-sary.  'No.'man'' ha.-;a-ve.Kitd;.right: to a. Government  ��� ooHilion, 'ami ihtis JAund that tins, pi.ee is  ���fiot'rt-.'qnisiie iri. th.e. public interest, its abolition is always.'ju.-nliable. But the matterof  salary is quite another thing. ;\Ve do not de  sire to be misunderstood as saying that an of-  ficial has a vested right to the maintenance, of  his salary at any definite figure, unless it is  fixed by the statute creating his office; but we  do say that the public is always ready to treat  its officials decently,, and   that when a ,man  has been in receipt of a stated salary for some.  years, and has established himself in theeom-  munitg and adapted his manner of living according to it, no serious reduction ought to be  made, except for conclusive reasons.   We do  not believe that the people of British Columbia  will approve of the Government's  action m  singling out certain officials and reducing theijr  salaries.   It was in no spirit of economy that  the cut was made.   The  mode of operation  suggests arbitrariness.and meddlesomeness.    ..  When the Attorney-General of British Columbia attempted to deprive the legal pro-,  fession of the privileged wearing white wigs  the little realized ihe wreath he was bringing.,  down on his own head. At a meeting of the  British Columbia Law Society, last Monday,  it was decided byfa vote of 22 to 5 to continue  the custom of wearing the wigs. ��� It has been  complained that there was-no dividing line,  between the parties in British Columbia politics Why not call the Ma.rtinites the Wigs  and the opponents the Anti-Wigs?, The.law-  yers seem to be out for everything in sight,, and  it is fitting that the fame of the British Columbia bar should be pereptuated by- giymg  the political parties something they have long,  needed���a name.  Prof. Lewis Swift .wires from Lowe 'observatory on Echo mountain in southern California, that the comet which he discovered on  March 3 is growing fainter. The same thing  is reported from Victoria of the political comet  which was first seen in Manitoba, and after-  wards made its appearance in British Columbia.    And thereby hangs a tale.  According to the Spokesman Jiryuw the  Noble Five Consolidated Mining & filing  Company, garnishee defendants in the suit of  Sidney Norman w Burke Corbet, has entered its answer in which it-is asserted that ,  the company is not indebted to Mr. Corbet  and was not indebted to him at the time of.  the serving of the writsof garnishment.    It is  admitted that Mr. Corbet holds 72,000  shares  of the capital stock of the company.  Alex. Macdonald, the " Klondike King,"  has been telling the people, in England that,  in addition to;gold, copper and coal, t^ll���-  bies have'.been, found in the Yukon. ;M^n"  while, it might be mentioned, French experts  are tmuiuf'aOiuriog a large number of rubies,  .which Sir William;Crooks, Professor Maclean  and other scientists declare to -be undiPtin-  yui-shabte from the natural stones. On t:he  other hand Mr. Salter, a leading Ln;>doivhipi-l  dary, with whom other English jewellery experts auree, declares that a>k:Ued- man can  readily.te?t whether a ruby be  manufactured THE ECONOMIST  !>r natural. Meanwhile, "Moiche, Limited,"  [drench ruby manufacturers, make profits by  hheir trade of ��37,000 a year, their business  honnections being, however, chiefly French.  |jrhe rubies thus sold are not, however, usually  (labelled artificial and those who vend them by  [retail claim that as they have size, form and  [lustre equal to nature's products there is no  [reason why they should be kept distinctive.  f f  I It appears , that Mr. Tarte does not take  Ikindly to the idea of Edward Blake returning  ||to public life in Canada. Mr. Blake has always been regarded as an honest man, which  may have something to do with the objection  raised by Mr. Tarte.  The suggestion that the South Kootenay  Il Board of trade should move at once in the  [fmatter of securing a federal building for Nel-  lUon is well-timed, and the question should be  t taken up at once.  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  a?  Robt. Green, M. P. P., has returned home to  Kaslo.  ��� R.  g. Kinghdrn  has  gone down   to Vancouver.  James Lawrence is recovering from a severe  attack of grippe.  lv  Ole Olson, Jr., will be produced at ihe' Nelson Opera House next Monday night,.  Columbia is   rejoicing over the pleasure of  having the town lighted by electricity.  Johd D.  Ingram, chief of the Rossland police force, was in Nelson last Saturday.  * The Irishmen of Trail will observe the  anniversary of Ireland's patron saint with a  concert.  The C. P. R. is reported to have announced  its intention of running a spur line to Wind-  errhere by way of Fort Steele.  During the past two weeks there has been  considerable prospecting along the proposed  routev of  the Crow's  Nest  railway   to   Fort  i.' Steele.  The city engineer of Rossland estimates that  ! it will  cost $100,000  to bring water to  that  town and $50,000 more to build a reservoir to  " store''it..-'. ������'���  The Columbia & Western Railwa Company  asks the authority of parliament to issue first  Everything in the grocery line at Morrison &  Caldwell's.  mortgage bonds on  the  road   not exceeding  $35,000 a mile.  There is joy in the Jiome of Robt. Renwick.  The wife of the city editor ofthe Tribune presented her liege lord with a young daughter  this morning as a token of her affection.  Mother and daughter doing well.  On a motion of Alderman Beer, seconded by  Alderman Kirkpatrick, the council at its  last meeting decided to call for tenders (l),for  all lumber necessary for sidewalks, etc.; (2)  for pipes and all other supplies necessary0 for  connecting the water mains with the houses of  consumers; and (3) for the burial of paupers  Martin O'Reilly and Joseph Meagher will  engage in the dry goods business in Nelson in  a few days. Mr. O'Reilly was a clerk in the  customs department for some time and in that  capacity made many friends, all of whom will  rejoice in the prosperity of the new firm., Mr.  Meagher is a late arrival from Eastern Canada,  and is will up in the business in which he is  about to engage.  Lancaster & Glynn of Spokane has just sold  the Baltimore claim, which lies next to the  Queen of Sheba, in Copper camp, to a London,  (Ontario), syndicate. "*'It was owned by M.  D. McLeod of Anaconda. The price paid was  $8,000. The purchasers will at once stock it  arid put a force of men to work on it. There  is now a 100-foot tunnel, opening up a 35-foot  ledge assaying 27 per cent, copper and carrying fair values in gold.  At a special general meeting of the shareholders of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. held  at Montreal, last Friday, by-laws were passed  authorizing the inerease of capital to $2,000,-  000, the increase of $500,000 to be alloted to  shareholders at par in the proportion of one  to three, and transferring the head office to  Toronto. The statements of the managers  and treasurer were of a most auspicious character: 54,000 shares out |of a total of 60,000  were represented at the meeting.  Bishop���Do you think it is right to partake  of this hash on Friday?  Low church clergyman���Entirely orthodox ;  it is composed of thirty-nine articles.  Some young men, bantering a fat man,  said: "If all flesh is grass, you must be a  load of hay." "I suspect I am," replied he,  "from the way the asses  are nibbling atme."  A Canadian has designed a folding washtub  formed of two stiffening rings surrounding the  upper and lower end of the tub to support the  water-proof fabric which forms the sides and  bottom, the rings being held open by vertical  braces.  Fob   Rent���Four-roomed   house.  Economist Office. A  Apply   at  Morrison & Caldwell  carry  superior  groceries  ��niy-  AN ARTISTIC   HOUSE.  What is unquestionably the most artistic  house in London is the new home of Mortimer  Menpes, the artist. It is strictly Japanese in  its scheme of decoration, which is the work of  seventy Japanese and Chinese skilled artisans.  Metal workers, wood carvers, porcelaim  painters, silk weavers, together with a host of  other skilled laborers, worked under his directions, with the ultimate result that he has  created a house of infinite beauty.  The idea throughout is obviously "flowers,"  from the entrance halls, three in number, to,  the<living rooms. The scheme,of decoration  that runs through each room is. a different  flower carried out to its minutes detail. Thus  in the drawing room it is peonies; in the  studio, camellias; in the dining room, cherry  blossoms, and in the halls,  chrysanthemums.  The ceiling of the drawing roomo consists of  a series of square panels, with the flower  carved in polished black wood, mounted on a  base of gold. Apparently there are about 200  panels," yet no two are alike. The cornice,  which may be, described as an ��� arched .half-  circle with its slim black curves showing the  gold base through the spaces, connects the  ceiling with a frieze of the same flower, except where it breaks over the slender divisions  of the latticed window panes that are covered  with transparent paper.  Each door is carved in the same design and  studded at the corners with bronze worked in  with the same flower, while their very handles  represent raised peonies. The fire place has  copper fittings, and is tiled in black and yel- r  low small check squa es. Two gigantic  bronze peonies support a long, slim glass.  The "camellia" studio adjoins.   There may  (  be seen in various stages  of  completion portraits of Arthur Balfour, of Sir Henry  Irving,  or Lady Edward Cecil, of Miss Pamela  Plow-  den, of Miss Lilly Desmond, and of the beau-:  tiful Miss Duncan���all to be on  view  at Mr.'  Menpes's   forthcoming   show,  together   with  some of his color etchings, that  include those  of Sir Henry Irving and of Miss Constance  Collier.  Below is ihe "cherry-blossom" dining-room.  The bulk of the beautiful porcelain services  were painted by the owner him elf in Japanese pigments and fired in Japanese kilns.  "I intend," says Mr. Menpes, "to use this  house alike for portrait painting as for starting a whole series of works in connection with  Japanese and Chinese labor. Think of what  can be done in electric fittings, in wood cary-  ines, in metal work, on brocades! Talking ot  the difference between labor here^ and out  there, my seventy workmen worked for a few  pence a day and lived on the heads and tails  of fish because they couldn't afford the middles." .;';". '': ',"���������'���; /'^^a \ ,  A western man has patented an apparatus for  dispensing ice cream, which is more convenient than those now in use, consisting of .a  central tube in which the cream is placed,  with a sliding bottom, which is forced up, to  push the cream through an opening, to be cut  in ���slices." ���' :   ���������. . . ���      - ���  ���.  . . ;������    '    " '. -i  If vou want the choicest brands ana. blends of  tea and coffee, go to Morrison & Caldwell. ,THE ECONOMIST  1)  o  Canada First.  It  has been   the happy  lot of the Liberal-  Conservative party ever since confederation to.  ���  always have been in clpss touch with the higb>  est and best Canadian sentiment j and to have  consistently pursued a policy for the development  of our   cherished  ideas of  nationality.  * Its leaders have fostered the spirit of national  self-reliance  and independent effort.    By the  construction   of the Canadian Pacific railway  they   knit the provinces   together and  by the  adoption of the National PolicyHrhrey built up,  our   manufacturing  industries  and   consolidated the interests of Canada within itself:  The record of the Liberal party has been' the  opposite. That party has always been characterized by a lack of faith in the future of its  country. The ��� Canadian Pacific railway's  finish..was foreseen by the weak-kneed -ind  spineless Grit prophet as "two, streaks A rust  and the right of way." Oar trade policy, according to Grit ideas, should have been free  trade, or, failing, that, jug-handle reci'proei'y  with the United States, which would' ma* e'us.  the hewers of wood and   drawers of water  u r  the big republic.7   There was even a time wh��jn  the party's   faith was   so weak .that anhex-i-  tion to  the United  States seemed   to be' Canada's only hope  for a future.     It  will be remembered   how Hon. Edward Blake became  disgusted with   the "evident trend  of the  political aspirations  of his party, and   instead of  using   his infiue; ca to stem   the tide,  abandoned the party and   his country and' sought  a more congenial atmosphere in imperial politics.  The result  of the  ignoble distrust of  Canada's  future on   the  part of Liberal   leaders  , has been a continuous attitude of cringing appeal   to the  United  States, a   disposition  of  craven  anxiety   for help from our   neighbor,  instead of a   firm, manly dependence, on   our  own lesources in   shaping our  destiny.    The  policy of the Conservative party was   misrepresented to the people as o^ie of hostility to the  United Stntes, which   fostered an  antagonism  in that quarter which   would otherwise' have  been characterized by a benevolent interest in  promoting the welfare and   prosperity of   this  British dominion.    There   was   a   continual  harping on the possibilities of securing untold  advantages for Canada fn m  that direction if  the reins of power  were entrusted  ty> the conciliatory'hands'of those Liberal   leaders who,  had for years advocated  the policy of looking  to Washington.    Atlast they got their opportunity.    This  was not  so.'.'much  due to   any  sympathy on  the   part of the great   mass of  the people with their aspirations as* to a combination of political circumstances  fortuitous  to the ambitions of a  party which had   been  1 >ng out of power and clamorous in  promises.  At the same time, when-the opportunity for an  American   approchement, under most favorable conditions,  offered  itself  the   Canadian  public viewed with something akin  to expectant curiosity  the prospective  results of   the  fulfilment  of a  policy so long  and   ardently  advocated.    The government may adopt  nu  merous political subterfuges' to gloss over its  failures, but there is no denying the tacit expectation of the completion of a trade reciprocity arrangement indulged in by the administration and those of its supporters who had  placed reliance 01? the promises of years. The  opportunity has come and has resulted in a  dismal failure. Apart from any differences  on'the other issues included in the negotiations, there is not even a claim that reciprocity was even for a moment in sight. "Looking to Washington" as, a part of the Liberal  polic}'' is a dead issue henceforth.  ��� But even in the face of this final rebuff, Sir  Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues, instead of  .vindicating the dignity of Canada by closing  the negotiations,-and recognizing in .a states-'  manly spirit the futility of their course, still  cling to the idea, that their friends,the Americans mav>et think better of it, and extend  the hand of charity to Canada. In pursuance  of this puerile no-ion the negotiations have  been adjourned, not concluded. ��  Sir Charles Tupper, the leader of ' the  Conservative party, who has hitherto loyally , refrained from-in any   way interfering   in   the  course of these negotiations   by   public  comment or' otherwise, so that the.ministry migl t  have every chance  of  carrying  out  its   purpose) now  feels it incumbent   upon .himself '  as the leader of the opposition, to take a   firm  stand on   behalf   of   the   people   of  Canada  against such weak and undignified persistence  in a policy discredited and discreditable alike  to the ministry and to the stout spirit of independence and self-respect which animated the  people of  his  country.  . He  has  denounced  the  pusilanimous ' spirit   displayed   by   the  Canadian commissioners'in, condoning   what  was practically an   insult   to   the   Dominion,  and now calls upon the people of  Canada   to  declare against this  fatuous  subservience  of  attitude to a selnAh   and   arrogant  neighbor.  He   sounds  the time-honored    Conservative  rallying cry "Canada first 1" and halls  them  back from   chasing after  false  ideals   to the  staunch reliance on their own future as worked,  out by themselves.     And^the country  is   responding with hearty accord.     All classes are  now thoroughly sick of this Liberal  truckling.  Tney recognize more than ever the wisdom   of  the unswerving belief of Conservative leaders  that Canada must stand  aloof as- far  as   its  southern neighbor is  concerned,   that in   imperial, trade expansion lies, the  future  of  the  Dominion, so far as it's external policy is concerned.. -.   From one end ofthe conntry to  the  O'her there is mingled with the recognition of  the insolent,;uncompromising attitude  of  the  Americans a feeling of indignation which    is  the legacy of this ill-ad vised and unsuccessful  effort at obtaining closer  relations with   the  United States.     This'is finding vent   in   demands from both  sections   of  the   jr-ss   in  many quarters for retaliatory legislation.     It  seems the -fate of Liberal  parties   both   here  and in England to'dangerously' irritate inter-,  national relations by ill-advised and   misconstrued   efforts   to     improve    them.���Ottawa  Citizen.  SHORT    STORIES.  In- the course   of a .conjugal  tiff; the  wife  gave her husband a slap in the face.    Instead '  of flying into'a passion,.the husband   very.-  composedly, took up his hat, but before going ^  away,'said: "Madam, six years_ago, when I solicited, of your parents your hand, I little sus- -  pected the use you would make of it."  A pew-opener in England greatly astonished  ;a group of women'who were constructing evergreen mottoes and wreath's for Christinas* by  announcing that she had found ."a stray hen  a-laying "in the pulpit." Their excitement'  was calmed when she produced a large green  "N" which had "strayed",from some text or  legend.  -ov  At Windsor- Castle, on  one  occasion,   the.  Guards' Band was' playing out on the terrace"  during dejeuner, and the' Queen was  so much  struck by one pretty march tune that  she,desired one of the Maids of Honor to go,and ascertain what it was .called.    The classic features of that  high-born damsel were  suffused  with   blushes   as  she    returned   and   made,  answer:    "'Come Where the Booze is Cheaper,'' *  Your Majesty!" ��� ' '-,'."..  i  0 '  An English 'la*.y}e��-,   who had  a   habit of  dropping his "h'e," was one  day  prosecuting,  before Mr. Justice Lawrence, a man for stealing, among other things, a halter.    Constantly and consistently he spoke  of "alter," and  after an hour   or so   of this,   the. judge summoned the clerk of assize, and seriously asked  him:    '"Is this the crown court?"    "Yes,  my  loid; Lbelieve so," was the answer of the wondering official.    "Thank you.    I am relieved.  I thought I had'found my  way into an ecclesiastical tribunal."  Rnssetti   and* Carlyle,   who had no   esteem  for each other, used   to live close   together in  Chelsea.    One  day when   a   visitor called on  Rossetti,   he found   him   io great excitement.  It was at the time when   the Salvation   Army  was just beginning its crusade, and in walking  up to   the house   the  'visitor had   noticed   a  group  of   members.    "Have you   Been   thote  wretches  who came   here ��.p a^noy  meV" said  Rossetti,  who had   of course,   never   heard of  the Salvation   Army; "I   am sure  they   were  sent by -Carly le. :  They stood   under  .my window   and began   to,sing,  'Come   to Jesus!'    I  was so furious that  I rushedto the. door and  crie 1 out to them:   'I'll be damned if I wil 1!' "  =The Torento Globe, nays that <c the. enthusiasm for Angio-SixoQ ...union''.. hi ' tie.  United States is official, rather than popular.";..  ���Parliament is to be called together on  March 16. It is said that the government  business is light:, which means, if correct, that  the ministry will try to prevent a debate on  the treaty matter.  I" ��� " ���" ��� ������'   ' ''' v   ' ��� '��� :'HP  VtTT: :ftriiS"J-fo-^yy��,.?,r^"J,P.X^'^^ iprr '*r. '�����������- '���iff-JVUfi ���>Wl"T 'TTE-ra-W-T-'- r-.rj'*"���-n���-n-m   .... ��� =. ���'. .._ _ . ... ..    ffi^f THE ECONOMIST.  THE EVE OF MY WEDDING.  A Shop-Walker's Story.  My principals  were Messrs. Spencely  and  Mason, the well known  general providers  in  the Borough, and  it was Mr. Spehcely's own  daughter, and the sweetest girl in the world to  boot, that I w;as to marry on  the morrow.    I  was in  the counting   house with   Mr. Mason  talking over, some matter of business, when a  shopman came to-saylwas wanted.    I ran  dovmstairs  to  my   special department,   the  drapery, to find that a lady was awaiting my  coming.   She had, it turned out, made some  large   purchases, to the extent of three hundred pounds, but, having forgotten her pocket  book,  had requested  that someone   might go  with  her to   receive   payment.    In   keeping  with our. usual course of  business, this task  fell to me.  The lady's carriage was standing at the  door, footman and coachman both in a quiet  and becoming livery.  "A regular tip-topper," whispered Bob Edwards to me, one of our hands, who had him-  self been waiting on the lady. "Buys everything without asking the price."  a I felt rather shy and, I fear, awkward at  first, but before our drive came to an end I  was satisfied >vith myself and charmed with  my companion. We drew up before a substantial looking house in one of the smaller  squares in the west end. A grave-looking  major-domo or butler, as I took him to be,  opened the door, and I was ushered' into a  room, while the lady and her butler conversed  in a low tone in the hall.  , "Mr. Stewart will see you in a minute," the  lady at length said, pushing open the door a  little further, and closing it as she withdrew  her head. Then I heard the outer door close  with a bang, the carriage steps put up, and  the noise of wheels rapidly retiring. Mr.  Stewart was evidently in no hurry, for ten min- ,  utes passed, and still no sign of his coming.  I was anxious to get back to business, and began to feel annoyed.  I had been walking the feeling off, but at  last, out of all patience, I proceeded to open  the door. It was,fast. For a moment I suspected a trap, but it was for a moment only.  Mrs. Stewart, I reflected was a thorough lady.  Besides, had she been dishonest, the amount  at stake was a mere bagatelle to one who  could afford to live in such a house. She had  probably exceeded the limits of her commission, not an unusual thin.* with ladies shop- .  ping, as I know to my���no, I mean to their  husband's cost, and she and Mr. Stewart  would be having a little matrimonial "tiff"  over the bill. For a few briefjmoments I complacently, by a natural divergence of the train  of thought pictured Ella's future linked with  mine, without the slightest possibility of any  difference ever arising. I learned better  afterwards���but that is digressing.  In the midst of this day-dream, I remember,  Imechanically surveyed the apartment. The  windows struck me as being an unusual height  from the floor. There were no chairs, except  oneJ���a library chair���near the massive table,  ��but luxurious seats extended along three sides  ofthe room. I threw myself into the chair  and tried to push it back from the table.  Both alike refused to stir; they were screwed  fast to the floor.  I now awoke from my dream to the conviction that I was a���well, not exactly a Solomon, and that I had been trapped. I rained  blows upon the door with hands, and feet too,  and, after a short delay, the aforesaid butler  appeared, accompanied by two men, presumably fellow-servants.  "Why am I kept waiting here?" I de-  manded.  "Don't get excited, my dear sir- "  "Tell Mr. Stewart I can't wait any longer,  and that I must have my money."  "All in good time, my dear sir; ali in good  time. Don't get excited, I beg of you. Excitement to,a nervous temperament is���:���"  "Nervous temperament be hanged. Pay me  my money and let me out of this."  "All in good time, all in good time." What  was I to do? The man was smiling, unctuous,  imperturbable, deaf to my arguments, unmoved by my protestations. I raged and  stormed, called them all swindlers, and threatened to have them indicted. It was all of no  use; I might as well have stormed at the  table and the solitarv chair.  Gradually I cooled down, as one who needs  must, and, in a hoarse voice,  begged them to  say what they intended doing with  me, and  what in the world it all meant, for it had now  dawned upon me that they were not acting a  part,   but were   sincere  according   to  their  light.  And then, to my horror, I learned   that the  gentleman I had taken for a butler was Al-  oysius Fitzsimmons, M. D., F. R. C. P., the  great specialist in obscure diseases of the  nerves and brain, and keeper of a private establishment "devoted to the care of the cere-  brally afflicted," as he quoted from his own  prospectus, which I had afterwards the pleasure of perusing. I confessed, som.ew_ha_L_inr.  judiciously, that I had never so mnch as  heard of him before, but it only furnished him  with fresh proof of my insanity. He wound  up a long monlogue by telling me that Mr?.  Hall was to call on the morrow to inquire  how I was getting on.  "And who may Mrs. Hall be?" I asked,  scarce knowing what I said, for everything  seemed topsy-truvy now.  "Poor man, poor man, a bad case," I heard  him say, sotto voce; "he has even forgotten  his own name." Then aloud, "The l*dy who  accompanied you here, your wife "  "My wife!" I shouted.  "Quite, my dear sir; you forget your prom  ise.  >j  "Her name is Stewart," I managed to say,  quietly; "and so far from ber being my wife,  I am unmarried, and tomorrow is my wedding-day."  "Yes, I know. Your good lady has told us  all about that; but, perhaps, by tomonow you  will be better and think nothing more of  it."  "Would you mind telling me what this  woman has said about me?"  '���Why?   Mrs.  Hall?   Well, she   told  me  that Mr. Hall was an exemplary husband and  father and a good citizen, but "  "Go on, I can Joear anything now."  "But subject to delusions and to paroxysms  of violence. I believe that, though you are a  country gentleman, you sometimes fancy you  are in a large business house, and that people  are seeking to swindle you. Also that you are  on the eve of marriage.   Is it not so?"  "But to-morrow is my wedding day."  "Ah, ju9t what your good lady said. We  will get you round, never fear."  I looked helplessly at the doctor. My brain  was in a whirl. "Just what your good lady  said." How did that odious schemer learn I  , was to be married on the morrow? But inquiry as to that might well stand over. Meanwhile, what was I to do to get out of this house  and away from this complacent quack, whom  I was beginning to hate? Obviously, I must  send for someone to identify me. Mr. Spencely, I remembered, had a late engagement in  the city. Ella was manifestly out of the  question. I could not obtrude such a ridiculous thing upon her���on ^er wedding-eve,  too. Between you and me, reader, I think I  felt somewhat charry of letting her see me in  such a plight. The same consideration made  me fight shy of any of our fellows... It would u  be food for jokes for months to come. At last  I had it, I would write" a brief note to Mr.  Mason, our junior principal. He would be  away from business by this time, but a messenger would soon go to Wimbledon, where he  lived, and return furnished'with evidence of  my identity, which would also be. conclusive  as to my sanity. Dr. Fitzsimmons tmikd  dubiously &s he took my missive.  "Who is this Mr.JMason?" he ^ked. "The  junior partner in Spencely and Mason,  where I am employed."  H'm���yes, quite so.  He said   nothing more, but  I   heard him  despatch the mesenger, and at last I began to  breathe freely.    I was left to myself, and as if  in a dream   began   to recall, one by one,   the  various events of this the most miserable day  in  my existence,  which ought  to   have been  -  one of the happiest.    It was now nearly eight  o'clock,    j   remember, with  a  start, that   at  nine the employes of   our firm   were to  meet  me to present me with a wedding gift, and it  would   be a   case of   "Hamlet" without   the  Prince of  Denmark.    And what would   Ella  think?    I was   to meet   her  as   soon   as the  presentath n   was over.   That, too,  was  impossible, for I could   not hope, to be  released  in less than two hours.    I recalled, too,���and  the recollection gave me a moment's  fright���  that she   has said to' me in   her father's and  Mason's hearing, in j^-st, of course:���  "If you stay too Ions with your chums,  Harry, I shall conclude that }'ou do not want  me next day."  I was doomed to stay too loog, but not even  the wildest flight of imagination could have  converted Dr. Fitzsimmons into a chum of  anybody. However, Madon would make ali  right and  everything would be  properly  ex- THE ECONOMIST  I   A  plained, and all would yet go merry as a mar-  *" riage bell.  The messenger dispatched to Wimbledon  returned al last. . My straining ears could de-  tect that the doctor -met him at the door, and  ��� that a hurried colloquy took place in the hall,  I put on my gloves and hat, and was ready to  start as the doctor entered.  "My man has seen Mr. Mason," he said,  "and he assures him he never heard of you be-  fore���knows nothing at"all about you."  Here   was   a   thunder  clap.    I   began   at  length to think I must be subject to delusions  to wonder if Mrs.1 Hall could possibly be  my  wife and if so,  who in the world I myself was.  I   felt   that   "that way   madness-lay,"   and  Bought   to  collect  my scattered senses.    The  doctor was   sympathetic,  after a fashion, but  his evident  pride   in   the correctness of   hi*  diagnosis gave him too  much the look of one  .who would say:    "Now, didn't I tell you so?"  .Too much, 1 mean, for.-my equanimity.    Acc-  ing on his  suggestion,  I  tried   to1 swallow a  mouthful of supper, for I. had tasted   nothing  pi nee morning, but it was in vain.!   I  reared  to bed,  and had the  very .qualified satisfaction of hearing more than  one door carefully  ..locked upon me, and of feeling that if I could  not get out, there was little chance,of any unauthorized person getting in to disturb me.  , ��     Sleep was,  of course,  out of   the question.  "   Every passing   step in   the square   made me  start from my recumbent   position.    I  heard  every  strike   all   throught   the   night.     At  twelve I half expected   it to strike   thirteen,  and recalled  the  story  of  the  sentry at the  Tower of London whot saved his life by proving that he heard a church clock strike that  number of times, when charged with sleeping  at his post.    Would I save my  reason?    My  disappearance would be in all the papers tomorrow,  and  crisp   journalistic   paragraphs  would describle me and  dismiss the subject.  At three I heard the lumbering waggons with  their loads of garden produce for market, and  knew the  great  city was once more  stirring  into life.     And  when   at  last six   rang out  sharp and clear, it. was with a sigh of infinite  relief I thanked  heaven that  the long night  was over.  I rose and dressed, after a fashion. Suddenly I heard a carriage drive up. A few  moments more and I was summoned downstairs, and ushered into the room I knew too  well for my peace of mind. Judge of my relief to find there Mr. Spencely and Bob Edwards. There was no question now of my  sanity. I had been made the victim of a  clever schemer, who had got clear off with her  booty.  "And how were you to be paid, doctor?"  Mr. Spencely asked, as we prepared to go. V  "My terms are quarterly, in ".advance, and  Mrs. Hall paid ��50 down. By Jove, I did not  examine the note particularly: she was quite  a lady, you know;" and here the doctor looked  j foolish enough to qualify for a passive position in his own establishment.  The note proved all right.   Mr. Spencely  took its number, and we set off.  On the way home Bob Edwards in a low  voice, told me the story of-their search for me,  in every likely quarter, and in some unlikely  ones too, for the police stations had not been  omitted. As a last resource the livery-stable  keepers in the west end were canvassed, and  with success. Ella had been in hysterics, but  was recovering.'      ��  Our wedding came off at the time originally  fixed, though I.fear that, neither of us looked  as radiant as the proverbial bride and bridegroom.  , Our vigil had told upon us both.  On our return from the honeymoon Mr.  Mason explained that it was a brother of his  who, had seen the messenger I sent from Dr.  Fitz-dmrnon'ri.    He himself By some unlucky  ciance happened .to be from home at the time.  The Open S teeplechase.  A. B. PATERSOZS".  I had ridden over hurdles up the country once or  twice,  By the side of Snowy River, with a horse they call  The Aee; ,,;     ^  And we brought him  down to Sydney,   and our  rider, Jimmy Rice,  Got a fall and broke his shoulder,  so they nabbed  me in a trice���  Me   that   never   -wore   the   colors���for the,Open  Steeplechase. ,  'Make the running,' said the trainer; it's your only  chance whatever;  Make it hot from start to finish, for the old black  horse can stay;  And just think of how they'll take it when they  hear on Snowy River  That the country boy was plucky and the country  horse was clever.  You must ride for  old Monaro and the mountain  boys today.;  'Ai j you ready?' said the starter, as we held the  horses buck,  All ablazing\vith impatience, with excitement all.,  aglow;  Before us like a ribbon stretched the steeplechasing  track,  And the sun-rays glistened brightly on the chestnut and the black  As the starter's words came slowly, 'Are���you���  ready?    Go!'  Well, I scarcely knew we'd started���I was stupidlike with wonder���  Till the field closed up beside me and a jump appeared ahead.  And we flew it like a hurdle, not a baulk and not  a blunder,  As we charged it altogether, and it fairly whistled  under,  And then some were pulled behind me and a few  shot outand led.  So we ran for half the distance, and I'm making  no pretences  When I tell you I was feeling very nervour-like  and queer,  For those jockeys rode like demons; you would  think they'd lost their senses  If you saw them rush their horses at those rasping five-foot fences���  And in'"place of making running I was falling to  the rear.  Till a chap came racing '"past me on a horse they  call The Quiver,  And he said, 'My country joker, are you going to  give it best?  Are you frightened ofthe fences? Does your stoutness make you shiver?  Have they come to breeding cowards by the side  of Snowy River?  Are there riders in Monaro���? 'But I never heard , j  the rest. . ,  For I drove The Ace and sent him, just as fast as  he could pace it, '  At the big black  line of timber stretching fair  across the track, ��� .,  And he shot beside The Quiver, 'Now,' said I, 'my  bojr, we'll race it.  You can come with Snowy River if you're only  game to face it; ��� _   ," -  Let us mend the pace a little and we'll see who  cries a crack.' ��� .  So we raced away together, and we left the others  standing,      ^  And the people cheered and shouted as we settled ',  down to,ride;1 . '  And wTe clung beside the Quiver.   At his taking off ,  and landing .  I could see his scarlet nostril and his mighty ribs , <  expanding,' . .       , ���    <  And The Ace stretched "out in  earnest, and   we  held him stride for stride.  But the pace was so terrific that they soon ran out. '  their tether; '   '       ���     ���  They were rolling,in their gallop, they were fairly-  I  <f  blown and beat;  But they both were gantfe as pebbles���neither one,  would show the feather,  And we rushed them  at   the   fences, and .they  ;  cleared them both together;. r     '  Nearly every time they clouted, but they, somehow kept their feet.  Then the last jump rose before us, and they faced  it game as ever���  We were  both at  spur  and  whipcord  fetchin g ���  blood at every bound;  And above the people's cheering, aud the cries of  'Ace'and'Quiver,'  I could hear the trainer shouting, 'One more run .  for Snowy River'  Then we  struck the jump together, and  came  smashing to the ground. ���    .  Well, .the Quiver ran to blazes, but The Ace stood  still and waited���  Stood and waited like a statue while I scrambled  on his back  There was no one next or near me,  for  the field  was fairly isolated, ":  So I cantered home a   winner with my   shoulder  dislocated,  While the   man  that rode  The Quiver followed  limping down the truck. y'   ��� !���  And he shook my hand and told me that in all his  days he never  Met a man who   rode more gamely,  and our last  set-to was prime.  And we wired them on Monaro how we chanced  to beat The Quiver;  And they sent us   back an answer; 'good old sort  from* Snowy River;  Send us word each   race you start in,  and   we'll  back you every time.'  (From the Man From Snowy River, by permission  ot Messrs. Angue & Rebertson Sydney.)  An Ottawa despatch represents the Dominion  statistician as saying : "Talking about eggs,  I have just been looking into the question of  the hen as a revenue producer. I find--that  there are about 14,000,000 hens in Canada.  They yield about 80,000,000 dozen eggs a year.  At 12 cents a dozen the value is close on  $9,600,000. The revenue; derived by the  Federal Government from taxictiori of spirits:  and.wines,' beer, malt and malt liquors, is  $1,400,000 less than to value of the hen fruit.  The'yearly 'expenditure on education in Canada is $1,300,000 less than  the value  of  the'  ��� ������. . *.  product of our noble hens." A  p,i  aafflgjffljagtra^^ 8  THE ECONOMIST  h  h*,  A s r>ng vau levillecompany ha^  sailed from New York for Cuba.  b   The engagement of the Buchanan  company was a success financially.  argest theatrical patron in _Tthe  world is the Emperor William,  who assists two theaters in Berlin  and three in the provinces, which  tltogeter cost him about $750,000.  The Bijou iheater, Toronto, has  closed owing to financial difficul-  ' tea.  Maude Adams and John Drew  have vague plans for London, with  no,time seK  1 Mj rie Waihwright has filed a  petition in bankruptcy showing  liabilities of $11,050 and assess of  $100.  Delia Fox had an experience  with two confidence women in  Philadelphia. She came off  second best.  , : Sarah Bernhardt charges only 20  cents for a stall for the poetic recitations which she is giving every  afternoon at her new theater.  Mme. Modjeska, the famous  actress, is one of the few people  who can do two entirely different  things at the same moment. She  will sit upon the stage aparently  writing a letter that causes her the  greatest grief and agony���the tears  running down her cheeks, the sobs  shaking her whole frame���and on  the paper that lies before her, she  draws funny caricatures of persons  .-he knows.  Sir Henry Irving, accompanied  by Miss Elen Terry and his company, will arrive in America about  the middle of October and will  open their season on Oct, 30 at  the Knickerbocker theater, New  York. After leaving there Sir  Henry will visit Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore  Brooklyn, Pitisburg, Cleveland,  Detroit, St. Louis, and Chicago,  where his tour will end.  The manager of a London music  hall announces that anyone who  buys a ticket for the performance  may have his or her teeth extracted  for nothing.  Mrs. Potter attended the grand  reception to the Duke of Devonshire last week in London, and she  is to be a prominent personage in  the great charity bazaar to be held  in June.  Courtney Thorpe, so well known  in America, largely through hi*  career with Rosina Vokes, has  joined the support of Mrs. Patrick  Campbell. He will play Drummie  in  The   Second  Mrs.  Tanqueray.  Henry Guy Carleton, the playwright, gave his wife a play as his  wedding gift and now that she  seeks to retain it since their separation, he; objects. It's most selfish  of Mrs. Carleton to insist on retaining the play, for no doubt  Playwright Carleton could use it  as another wedding gift.  The greatest theater-owner in the  world is the Czar of Russia. He  owns no fewer than seven big  theaters in St. Petersburg and  Moscow.     Next  to the czar   the  Probably the most interesting engagement of the present theatrical  season at the Nelson Opera   House,  will be the appearance on March 20  of  Miss Clara Thropp in   Henrik  Ibsen's   dramatic masterpiece,  "A  Doll's      House."        Since     Mist-  Thropp's wonderful success at the  Duke of York's Theatre in  London  as Nora   in this remarkable play,  this clever   American  actress  han  been  regarded as being without a  peer in her special line of character  depiction  upon   the native   stage.  The story of "A  Doll's House" it-  one of  engrossing interest.    Nora,  the petted and spoiled wife of Tor-  vald Helmer, is  the central figure  of the play.    Her  youth had  been  passed as a doll-child, she is Hel  mer's doll-wife  and their home  is  "A  Doll's   Housed     After   eight  years of married   life, the shadow  of a  dread secret  crosses her path  and  opens her   eyes  for the first  time to worldlihess, selfishness and  crime.    When  the love  and confidence Of her husband is  weighed  and found wanting; the  whole fabric of her life crumbles to dust and  Nora  stands,   revealed  a  woman,  Of the   remarkable  characters  in  this much discussed play it is  not  too much to say that they are the  creation of a  genius whose knowj-  ledge of human nature is as  profound as it is wonderful.    The engagement here is $oz one night.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  ^mi  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  -At-  PRICES  COMPLETELY  0UT-0F-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON   STREET, NELSON, B.C.  b  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All  communications  relating  to British Columbia to he addressed to  P. O. Drawer 505,.Nelson, British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON. Genera! Manager/ M p |   CO M    R   P  SS FOWLER, E/M, Mining Engineer UN QLOUIY, D. U  It is not what's in ��he name but what's in the store     (  to which     " ������''������' , -.a/'  We wish to D^  We carry the most; complete stock of genera;! Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Graniteware, Drill  Steel, all kinds and sizes, Ore Cars, Trails, Powder, Caps and  Fuse, and all Miners'Supplies ever brought into; the country  ive it  rices nig  !  n  : Iff.  .W THE ECONOMIST  9  PRIMAL PROMISCUITY  Some Kissing.Anecdotes That May  or May Not be True.  The history of the kiss is interesting and curious. It appears  that I rmcess Kowena, the beauth  . "axon introduced the custom  '"to Great JBritain. - She was  ���present at a great banquet given  PV the monarch and. an old  cnronicle records that the fairRow-  ena,,the daughter of King Hengius  of Friesland,' pressed the header  with herlipkins and saluted the I  amorous Vortiger with a bu.ken.  .The practice, once established  grew, apace. In the fourteenth century we find a worthy Greek traveler-named Chalcondyles wrote that  the customs of "the English female*  ���are liberal in theextreme. . For instance, "when a visitor calls at a  friend's house, his first, act is to kiss  his friend's wife. He is then a duly  installed guest. Persons meeting  in the street follow the ?ame custom, and none sees anything improper in the action." :  In J499 Erasmus wrote to his  poet friend, Pausto Andrelirii, in  Italy, saying that in England "are  girls with angel ftc-s, so kind and  obliging that you would prefer  them to all your nurses. Besides  there is'a. custom here never to be  sufficiently  commended.     Where-  large cities to feurvive in the  country. Thus in the "Spectator,"  "Rustic Sprightly ��p complained  that sine- the unfortunate arrival  in his neighborhood "of a courtier  who w.is contented with" a profound bow, no young gentlewoman  had been kissed, though previously  she had been accustomed, upon  entering a room, to salute the ladies  all around.  When William IV. then Duke of  Clarence,  made an  excursion into  Lower. Canada,  he crossed over to  the  State  of   Vermont,    There he  stopped   at a   barber's shrp   to be  shaved.    The barber's wife, a pretty  woman, happeued'in just as the operation,     was     completed.      The  prince unceremoniously stole a kiss  from   the  lady, with  the  remark:  "There, now,   tell   your " countrywomen that the son of the  King of  England has given   a ro}al kiss to  a,Yankee barber's wife "  It is not known whether the lady  rejoiced in the distinction. It is  known that the barber, did not.  He seized' the prince, and, helping  him out of the shop with his foot,  exclaimed: "There, now, go, and  tell your countrywomen that a  Yankee barber has given a royal  kick to the son of the King of  England."  A stolen kiss once brought a Sydney butcher into possession of a fortune. The offended victim had  him prosecuted for assault. He  was fined heavily by the local ma-/  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  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 Otiier'Periodicals.  Extra Select Oysters  Olympia Oysters.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRY, ETC.  ,    ' Fresh Daily .From  NELSON   BAKERY.  ���"���"���"  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Fittings.  i l  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable.  THOS. CRAY, Nelson, B. C.  01 KOOTENAV LAKE SAW MILL  ever you come you are received with  a kiss by all;  when you take your  leave you are dismissed with kisses; w    .,    _  you return,   kisses   are   reprated.  gistrates, and  the affair was com  They   come   to visit   you;   kisses  rented on freely by the press;  again;  they  leave you,   you kiss      Some of the comments  arrested  them all around. the notice of a firm of  solicitors in  "Should   they  meet  anywhere," Sydney who "had been   appointed  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work-  e>  continued the latter, "kisses . Li  abundance; in fine, wherever you  *��move there is nothing but kisses.  Ah! Faustus, if you had once  tasted the tenderness, the fragrance  of these kisses, you would wish to  stay in England, not for a ten  years' voyage, like Solon's, but as  long as you live."  Kissing flourished in England  until the advent of the Puritans,  when the practice was soundly denounced. "The common salutations of womenJE abhor," said John  Bunyan. "I ,have made my objections against it and they have  answered that it was but a piece of  civility. Some, indeed, have urged  the holy kiss; but then I have  asked them why they have made  balks? Why did they salute the  most handsome��and let the ill-favored ones go?"  By the time of Queen Anne it  would seem that the habit of promiscuous kissing had fled from the  trustees of some property, which  had been left to the man by a distant relative twenty years earlier.  They had failed to trace the heir  until his newly-acquired newspaper notoriety revealed his- whereabouts, and secured him. his heritage.  At Boulogne, during the reception of Queen Victoria, June, 1855,  a number of English ladies, in their  anxiety to see everything, pressed  with such force against the soldiers  who were keeping the line that the  latter were in some instances  obliged to give way. The officer in  command, observing the state of affairs, shouted out:���  "At the first sound of the drum  if they don't keep back kiss them  all!"  At the first sound of the drum  the English ladies took to flight.  "If they had been French," was the  comment of a Parisian journal,  "they would have remained."  JS JOHN RAE, AGENT.  HORSE SHOEIN  Wagon work and Blacksmithing In all its Brandies.  Nelson Blacksmith C�����  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C.  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONRBCTIONBRY  VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  Write us for Prices, or CARLEY  & PEEL, of Nelson.  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Ktc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  ___ __ ^J     _ ' . ___   .  _        Pi  ��>, ���'!'������ -. .y  '7?C&.*'-  10  THE ECONOMIST.  iv'y'��  j"  III?}  ���IS  ,.!  1 R  h ������'  p* *,  I*7'-.  ll-'i  il".-'  m  h k  IA  m  lr-  I  JiV-  M  I a  ?'  i' <  in  lv-:  If  hi  ! '  Ii,  l  la ,!���*  Jllii  lilt  h  The Mining Industry.  Over $��00,000 has been paid in  dividerd- by ih? Cariboo, in Camp  MiKinney.  The Noble Five will be a regular  and heavy bhipper from Sandon  euriy in the spring.  The P*iyne last week shipped 200  t>ns, making 1.740 ton3 for that  great property  fic.'ce January" 1st.  Limi  The   Whitewater mine  is doing  better.   Six car loads   \vere*shipped  last week, bringing  the total  sin-e  t ��e  1st of Januaiy to date   up io  ��� 483 ions.   ���  Between 60 and 75 men are now  employed at U$�� Queen Bess. The  mine.cor: i uee to improve .under  /"development, and the lowest tunnel  i-* now in ore fur a distance of.n jsrly  100 eet. .*  Will be able to supply common brick, pre sed brick and  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS  CAN GET PRICES  BY APPLYING TO  T.G.PROCTER,  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  It is the intention of the .owners  of the- Anglo-Saxon, on Silver  mountain, to resume work on this  promising group as soon as the  danger from slides is oyer.  Shipments from the Last Chance,  says the Paystreak, continue big.  Last week 140 tons were tent down.  Since the first of the year tm>  property has shipped 880 tons.  Express and Draying.  Having purchased the express and draying  business of J. \V. 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.; McArthur & Oo's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  Gomer   Davis & Co.  Tin mithing  Plumbing  E. C. Finch, of Rossland, has  just bonded from John Douglas of  Camp McKinney for $30,000. the  Mabel and Ore claims in Central  camp, also the Cornucopia, which  adjoins the above properties, from  the same gentlemen for $10,000.  The deal was negotiated by E. A  Bielenberg, who recently sold the  Buckhorn n 1 Tintic. The cl dma  are crown granted and run high in  copper.  AND  Josephine Street  Heating  Nelson.  JD& CO. Ltd  Temple-Building, Victoria:   Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents  Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents.' Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.        "  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss bv  Fire.   Marine risks covered. J      *  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits Insured. ���  Loans and Mortgages Negotiated. Estates Managed and Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold. -events  |    I  GENERAL .. -   FINANCIAL   -   AGENTS.   ��  SECOND HAND PIANOS r  From $50 up.  Payments $4 per month  ART & MUSIC CO., NELSON  Ask for  ��ea  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Hear Phftir Hotel, Tletoria Stre*�� Kelao*a.  W. J. QUINLAN, D.D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block,  BakerStreot, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  ���work and th�� painless extraction of teeth by  ecal asesthetica.  when    you   order  ...... * ...       ��� ��� t  ���'      ��� _*.  matches.      Then  you will   be   sure  of having the best.  COMHANDING ATTENTION  is  simply a  matter  of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves..  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good ^ workmaship. The.  value is great.  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonico  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events.   Start.it.g  iirice    commiv.sions   executed  jatest betting received by cable  CLUB HOTEL  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Curran,:.Proprietor.  Gome in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mporters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  m  r>?> THE ECONOMIST  11  m:  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also on  the Nelson and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from the International Boundary, and is the Centre of the Goat  flountain 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.  ; fflfr*'"     Lots now for Sale  * o  Further particulars apply to  Geo.  t, Nelson  =Or  Creston Towiisite Co., at Creston, B. C  Revelstoke has been incorporated  as a city. "   "  .   Mayor Neelands is suffering from  another attack of the grippe.  P. Lamont, of the Canada Drug  and Book Co'y is convalescent.  The South Kootenay Rifles are  preparing for war. Drills will be  held regularly.;  Certificate of Improvements.  "Bully Boy" and "Florence" mineral  claims, situate in the Nelson ruining division  of West Kootenay District.  Where located:���On North Fork of Salmon  River, about five miles from Erie, B. C.  Take notice tbat we-Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate No. 2261 A, John A. Quinlan,  free miner's certificate.No. 2660 A and Frank  Coryell, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1-1,097  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of theabove claims. And further take notice- that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this twenty-first day of January, 1899.  ADMINISTRATOR'S  NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OV BRITISH COLUM  BIA���IN PROBATE.  In the matter of the estate and effects of  , Charles Van Ness, Deceased, intestate  Notice is hereby, given that by an order of  this honourable court, dated the 25th day of  February, A'. D. 1899, Alfred John Marks and  Decatur Downing have been appointed administrators of the personM I estate a^d effects  of the said deceased, who died on or about the  12th day of January, A. D. 1899.  All persons having claims against the said  deceased are required on or before the first  day of April, A. D. 1899, to send full particulars  of such claims duly verified by stttutary declaration to Alfred John Marks of Nelson. B. C ,  with their christian and surnames, addresses  and descriptions and the value of the .securities, if any, held by them. '  ���  And further take notice that after sueh last  mentioned date, the said administrators will  proceed to administer the said csrafe and iAs-  tributc the proceeds thereof amuugst th.* !������.���.:��� -  tics entitled thereto, having regard only ��<.  the claims of which tuey shall then hav. [notice and will not bo liable for the assets or any  part thereof to any person or persons of whose  claims notice shall nothavo been received by  them at the date of such distribution.  ELL'OT & LENNIE,  Solicitors for the_Administraiors.  Dated this 28th day of Fcbiuary, A. D. 1899.  URN  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   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I ##*#3i*H&aBi^^  /*'M>;^;>v*V^:^  mh  ^ftffflTfc^^^;^^ 12  THE ECONOMIST.  ���8  \m  m  M  \w  w  1  Is J*1  tip  M*  KM  I'rif.  IS*"  p  i  lit*  hi'i  tin  '���������A  is j "  13 JL'  I Ml  ! ;���;  ii'  I A"  W  3  il*.  If.;';  m  w  ft  I  l A  il a  8  10  *.*  ..ps  II.'i  m  \m  M  m  ml'-11  lit  1  It! A  1;  if:  i.V  pv  i  <{'-  liii!  TURNER, BEETON & CO.,  Liquors  Wines  Cigars     -  Beer '���  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Peed  Drill Steel ��   '  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  A  HI  ii..  -���'   j!   Victoria, B.C.,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  "NELSON, B.C.  M  'iji  iiyte'l  UHfianoHiauu  CANADIAN  P,  ODDS AND ENDS  " What plan"' said one actor  to another, " shall I adopt to. fill  the house at nay benefit ? " " Invite your creditors," was the reply.  AND   S00 LINE  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada and the United States.  No customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revclstoke daily to St.  Paul, Mondays for Toronto,;Thursdays*for Montreal and Boston.  A lawyer, being interrupted, said:  " I, will speak, sir, as long as I  please." " You have spoken  longer than you please,"' was his  opponent's retort.  " What a lovely woman J" said  Lfjrd Chancellor Eldon. as he passed a famous beauty. " What an  excellent judge," quickly responded  the lady, who chanced to overhear  the compliment paid her.  Daily Train  To Rossland, Trail, Robson.  Daily "Daily  6:40 p.m. leaves ���NELSON-arrives 10:S0p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.' Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun. ( Ex. Sun.  4 p.m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Movie:  Mon Wed and Fri. Tucs. Thurs and Sat  8 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives G :50 p. m.  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on thei r respeoti ve  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Main line and intermediate points via Slocan City :  Daily Daily  6.30 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 8:30 p.m.  Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent, C. E. Beaslev, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson, B. C., or K. W. DREW', Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Travelling Pass^ Agent,       Dist. Pass. A gen  "els  Aii apprentice, keeping very  irregular hours, was asked by his  master :   .  " How long will you serve  the devil ?" ' The lad replied :  " You best know, sir; my indentures will be out in   ii ree  monihs,  Parsons Produce Co.  BUTTER,  EGGS, CHEESE, APPLES,  CURED MEATS, VEGETABLES.  WHOLESALE ONLY.  HEAD OFFICE���Winnipeg.  BRANCHES~Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Rossland, B. C, and  Dawson City, N. W. T.   Full Stock carried at Nelson  P.J. RUSSELL,  Manager  Nelson     ranch  TJCKS  7  Hoc  Ti  sir.  })  Nelson, B.C.  Vancouver B.C  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry. agent or  C. P. R. City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . STITT, Gen    S.   S.Agt., Winnipeg.  Mr. G.���Now, I'm going to tell  you something, Ethel. ' Do you  know that last night, at your party,  your sister promised to marry me ?  I hope you'll forgive me for taking  her away !  VEihel���Forgive yon, Mr, G ? Of  course I will. Why, thai's. just  what the party was for !  QUO  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers i n  WINES,  LIQUORS,   HAVANA   GIG.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Bop.Custoiii House, Kelson, B.C.  Johnny���Ma, do flowers ride  bicycles ?  Mouher���No my'. son.; what  makes you ask such a dlly question  as that ?  Johnny-���Oh, ��� u:hin', 'cept I  heard pa tell another man that he  was goin' tandem riding with a  daisy to-night.     I  Pa's " daisy" never knew the  reason why he did not keep the  appointment.  Ail the leading brands always in stock.  ��ZJ  TO  K3X3XX      I  YA TES   STREET,  If l ?"��ITS*** t? s A      /����   ^"v  <4r  ow rrices  <9

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