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 I^pfssassss^ll  WOE.  I  NELSON,  B.   C,   WEDNESDAY,    MAY  n,   1S9S.  NO.  44.  THE NEL  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B..C.  C. Dell-Smith. .....'......................  P. J. '-0'Reillv ..;."-..?     .Editor  .....:. .Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and LJni fced States   If xmid in advance.'.., '....:'.'..'.  One Year to Great Britain. .;..  If paid in advance. -...    Remit, by Express.  Money  Order,   Draft,   K O.   Orde.r,  or  Registered Letter. *-: '..'-'  . ......$2.00  .......  1.50  ...::'.-. 2.50  :...... 2 00  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfullv  soli cited. ���  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 jruarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT;  Last week we published a special   telegram  from Victoria to the effect that try an  amendment to the Redistribution Bill, moved by the  Hon. Mr. Eberts, Kootenay is   given  another  member.      This was what might ��� have   been  expected, as the government   have   all   along'  shown a   willingness  to   treat   this section of  the province liberally.     All that  now remains  is to see that the proper  men . are   selected   in  the various constituencies���men who have.the  ability, energy and   honesty   to carry out the  work entrusted to them.       The   session   now  drawing to a close will be remembered as one  of obstruction and opposition   to   the   best  interests of the province.      Honest opposition is  commendable, but"  when it comes to opposing  for opposition sake it becomes worse than useless.     The government were auxious;from the  very beginning of the session  to   get   through  the necessary work as   expeditiously   as was  consistent with efficiency, and then confidently  appeal  to the, people   for   an   endorsation   of  their acts.     The}? are in a position to render a  good acconnt of their stewardship,   and   have  nothing to conceal,   nothing  to   be   afraid  of.  The members of the   Opposition   on the other  hand, have nothing creditable to  show during  their term of office : the result of their   efforts  may be summed up in the two brief words obstruction and failure.     They assailed, the government on every available occasion,   obstructed business and demonstrated their own utter  incapacity  for public usefulness.       Under   ordinary circumstances, the man   who honestly  thinks he has discovered   a   fault,   is   able   to  suggest a remedy, and if there be   any ability  in him he can apply   that   remedy.      Legislatures assemble for the public good,  and   it   is  but reasonable to expect that   there   must be  differences of opinion as to how best to attain  the objects in view.     The government, in  this  instance, have taken avery broad view, of,the  country's   importance   and    have,   wisely   we  think, endeavored to make provision   for  that  rapid development which is every day becom-  inore conspicuous.     With the courage of their  convictions, they have paved the way to prosperity, and if in  so ''doing there   is a   trifling'  balance on the wrong side of the public ledger  the assets are greater "than ever, and the credit  of the country stands higher than at any  pre-  vious period in her ���-. history,'_'.: . On' the   other  hand, , the    Opposition    take   a   ver}?-   narrow  view of the position   and   display   a   temidity  born of incompetence.      Their   forte seems to  be to knock down, rather than build up. They  denounce the every action of Premier  Turner  and his followers, but yet they do not attempt  to suggest a course which  would be attended  with better results.       It  is easy to find fault :  any person can do that.     But if there was any  statesmanship among'the members of  the Op-  p )sition the}'- would point out a better   course  and demonstrate that   had it   been   followed,  better-results'-would he attained.       This they  fail to do���the  task is   too   much .for   them.  Yet these are the  men who cry :    "Turn  the  o-overument out and out us in  charge.      You  don't know what we can accomplish until.y'ou ���  try   us."        No,   gentlemen,   you   have   been  tried and found wanting.   You have no policy,  no leader, no confidence one in the other, and  these who cannot deoend on   themselves   are  poor material for others to depend   on.      It is  unfortunate for the Opposition that they have  prolonged the session by their  sheer   obstruction.      Had the business been allowed to progress, thsy might have shared   in   the   credit  for the 9;:>od w^rk accomplished,   but as it is,  they can only lay claim to wait   of  tact   and  will be voted a want of confidence on   polling-  day. ���  Superstition is an element in human composition.     Deny the fact as we may,   we have all  our little superstitions.       We have all met the  man who would not under any conditions contemplate an important   business   change on  a  Friday.     Then there is the tradition "handed  down from   ancient   history"���"Never   take  the horseshoe from the door."     And men who  will laugh at the horseshoe arrangement   will  sometimes confess that they feel uncomfortable  should   they   happen   to be one   of a party of  thirteen at a dinner table���it  has not an appetising effect, 3'ou know.       A friend of ours, in  all other respects a sensible man, believed it an  ill omen if the first ludy lie encountered on his  wav to business had hair of a reddish hue, and  positive^ . changed   his    residence    because a  neighbour of his was a young lady who claimed  to have auburn tresses, and who went to business about the same time in the morning as he  did.     The dreamer of dreams who  believes in  a well defined code for the interpretation thereof  is to be found in every   community,   as is also  he who will flip up a   coin and upon   the turn  of   "heads"   or   "tails"   decide   a   doubtful  Doint.'"''Everyone is more or less given to su-  perstition, although the point is conceded with  reluctance whe 1 conceded at all.      The multitude with whom fortune telling finds favor has  called into existence a numerous class who live  upon the. credulity of the superstitious.       The  fortune teller is a very accommodating   individual, who for   a   monetary   consideration  will  undertake to   uplift the   veil which   hides   the  future, draw aside the curtain that drapes   the  past,-or'make   the very   present   clear.       The.  occult or eraft}r science   is so   generally recognized that its  professors   unblushingly   advertize themselves, and are   permitted to practise  in most communities   on  payment of a license  fee.       Scan the advertisements   in-your  daily  paoer, and note the nnmber of these   people in  active business.   There is scarcelj' an exchange  on our list in   which they are   not advertised.  Some of them profess to read your   fortune by  the art   of   palmistry ;  others   will   cast   your  horoscope   and give   }rou a lot of  information  founded on the position of the heavenU' bodies  on the date of your birth ; many will shuffle a  pack of cards for   your   especial   benefit   (and  their own) and read   mysterious   things in the  face   of  the   queen   of  clubs, the jack of diamonds and the other picture cards, explaining  their connection with the ace of hearts (invariably a love affair)  or the single diamond spot  (which is a token of wealth), and mix up fair-  haired women   and dark-complexioned gentry  until their stcry meets your case.     Others will  oblige yon -by going into a trance, and  in  this  condition will commune with   departed spirits  in your best  interests.     We   observe   that the  police    of   Winnipeg    have   ordered    Mclvor-  Tyndull   to   discontinue   fortune-telling.     The  "professor's" forte is   palmistry.     The  order  is   based   on clause 396 of  ihe Criminal Code,  which says :   " Everyone is guilty of an indictable offence and liable   to one year's   imprisonment   who   pretends   to   exercise   or   use any  kind   of   witchcraft,   secrecy,   enchantment or  conjuration, or undertakes to   tell   fortunes  or  pretends from his   skill   or   knowledge  in   any  occult   or   crafty   science   to    discover    where  or in what manner any goods or   chattels  supposed   to   have   been   stolen   or   lost   raaj*   be  found."      A    similar   case    was   successfully -THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  r!  I  >  \  19  \  I  , t.  i;<  ���J  f'i  ���Mi1:  ill!  We  nope  prosecuted : recently at Toronto,  our local police will bear this point in view  should Nelson be asfaiu visited bv any of these  oyer-accommodatins: characters.  Mr. James McMullen, member for the North  Riding   of  Wellington,.'' has   prepared a .-very  interesting table setting forth the cost of customs collections at several   Canadian   ports Of  entry, which   go   to   show that this branch of  the public service in the East  is not run very  economically, while  in the West the greatest  penury, is exercised in   dealing with   custom  houses and officials. < Brantford  custom house  has five,employes.to collect $130,900  Of duty,  the percentage of expense to collections  being  '2.60 ;  Brockville has nine men to collect $109,-  453, at a cost of 4.7-4 per cent;   Fort Erie   19  to   collect7 $217,413 at 3:32 cost of collection ;  Hamilton 40 to collect $555,144 at  5.08 per  cent, of cost;  London   20, collecting, $448,155  for 3.18 per cent.; Ottawa 25 collecting $334,-  826 at 5.21 per cent.; St. Thomas seven men,  collecting $114,678 for  3.60  per cent.; S.arnia  13,    collecting  $118,947   ^or   7-94   Per   cent.;  Toronto 94, collecting $3,623,420 for r.96 per  cent.:  Windsor 21, collecting $192,289 for 7.12  percent.     At some  of  the   smaller   ports the  percentage of cost is very high.     Cobourg has  eight men collecting $6,876 at a cost of $4,029,,  or 5&-57 Per cent.;  Amherstburg 12   men   collecting $13,828 at a cost of 34.02 per cent., etc.  A letter received from Mayor Houston, now  in Ottawa as a delegate frcm this  city to urge  upon the government the  advisability  of imposing an import duty on lead and   lead   products,  conveys the   impression  that   there   is  little hope of accomplishing the object in view.  The authorities at the   provincial   capital   do  not seem disposed to make any serious change  in the tariff as now in operation,   nor   yet   to  deal more liberally and justly with British Columbia in the matter of public works or   public buildings.       Very   staunch   Liberals  were  disposed to the belief that all that was   necessary to   secure   a   suitable   custom house   for  Nelson was to call attention to the utter unfitness of the present building.    Nothing further  should be needed���but then, British Columbia  is.only British.Columbia, and Nelson   is   only  Nelson, while the  Liberal government   is an  ill-Liberal government. .  be only worked,,...   Since the -.days   of confederation   party   lines, as elsewhere defined, have  not been drawn in this province ; it has simply  been  the "ins "and the" outs "���the," Government " and the" " Opposition,"     The terms  Liberal   and   Conservatives have   never".-been  applied,   and   there 'is.-no   reason   why   they  should be now introduced.      The members of  the present Opposition would try to convince  themselves and 'the;.-county   that   they    are  Liberals���a very poor compliment,   indeed, to  that great political parry..      The government  do not wish to   draw   any   such   distinctions,  but   are prepared   10  stand   or   fall   on   their  merits, as the following   letter   from   Premier  Turner  to   the    chairman   of   the, Provincial  Political Association will show :  " My Dear  McLennan���I  understand , that  it is   being -freely  circulated   that   Dominion  party politics are to be introduced in  the coming provincial elections and that voters will be  asked to vote as   Liberals   or   Conservatives,  and not as supporters of the   present   government.    I desire, on behalf of the Government,  to make a distinct   statement   on   this   point.  There is no desire  on   oiir   part  to   introduce  Dominion party  politics  in   any   way   in   the  coming contest.   Our views are that Dominion  and  Provincial  politics  are   entirely   distinct  and should be  kept   wholly   separate.       It is  therefore requested that voters,   whether Liberal or Conservative, should support or oppose  the present government as British Columbians,  and from no other consideration.       As a government, we have never taken any part or expressed any views which   could   be   construed  as identifying us with  either ore part}-or the  other."  Federal party lines  are not those on   which  the approaching provincial elections are  to be  fought, although the Opposition are endeavoring to create that impression.     There  is nothing   in   common   between  federal politics and  provincial politics, as  the  term  is   understood  in this province, and there is consequentl}*  no  reason why the issue should be complicated by  mixing them.     In  their   desperate straits the  Opposition are driven to extremities, and think  it would strengthen their cause if they  could  go before the electors and declare "The whole  country is Liberal, and so are we.     The Conservatives were put out of power by  the voice  of Canada, and the Conservatives must go in  British   Columbia."     This   is a  little scheme  out of which canita! might be made, if it could  Our friends at the Coast are very  naturally  indignant at the action of the dominion   government in entering into an arrangement with  the Boston & Alaskan Co. to deliver 400 tons  of freight, comprising stores for the   mounted,  police, into the Yukon.      It is estimated that  this contract represents something like $80,000  and this snug little sum goes   to Seattle ; merchants instead of being handled by   the   business men of Vancouver and Victoria. .   There  is no reason assigned   for   this   extraordinary  proceeding, and the damage it is calculated to  do  to   the   province   is  very great.       If   the  dominion government is forced to   entrust its  business to American carriers   (and   this   will  be the impression left) our friends at the other  side of the border will be supplied with a powerful argument in favor of securing the Yukon  trade.      A matter involving such serious consequences is  bound   to   be   ventilated   on   the  floor of the  Dominion  House,   and   we   shall  await with interest an   explanation.       Is it a  huge mistake, oris  it to  be   accepted   as the  policy of the federal government  that the best  means of promoting the interests of this country is to give its trade  over  to  our   neighbors  to the south of us ?  able   to   let  the   anxious vendors' cool down.  If report   speak true, they have cooled downj  to the extent of $2,000,000. ,. The   property is]  now turned over   for  $3,ooo;ooo,   and at this)  figure  man}'-   hold   it to be no great bargvin  What effect the sale of the property will have!  upon this country remains to be seen.     Of one  thing we may be certain, that the country will  lose nothing by the change.     The Le  Roi has  one of the largest payrolls of any mine in the  Kootenays, but for all the benefit  it has been  to   the   cpuntry  it might as well be in South  Africa.     It   is owned by Americans,  worked  by  Americans,   and its   ores   are  sent   to an  American smelter for treatment.     We recently  published an extract from the Rossland Miner,  which went to show that the  only benefit the  big   mine   is   to that camp is the few dollars  spent by   its employes in the city   barrooms.  This statement is borne out by the Spokesman-  Review.     The latter paper attributes to a leading business   man  of Spokane   the   statement  that " from Spokane's point of view, I should  regret the sale of this great mine.     It has paid  to date $825,000 in  dividends, and full}* four-  fifths of that money has been spent right here  in Spokane.     But that is   011I3*  a   part   of the  advantage   Spokane    has   derived    from   the  ownership   of the   Le  Roi by Spokane   men.  The3* have been loyal to their  home  city, and  have spent enormous sums here for supplies of  all kinds."     Erorri a British Columbian point  of view, we hope the big property  has   passed  into the   hands  of  the B. A. C.     The "enor  mous sums " spent  foi  jj��  as  well  as a  goodly portion ot the dividends, may be kept  in this country, and probably the smelting of  the Le Roi ore will also be done at home,  instead of sending it to North port or other  American smelters. Let us try and encourage  home industry. A smelter at Rossland, or a  much larger one at Trail, Robsou or other  point, will do more to build up British Columbia than the smelter at Northpprt.  It can't, says the   Nation,   be   said   of  Het  Majesty's loyal Opposition   in   British Columbia, as it is sung of Tommy Akins,   that   the_y  are a credit to their native   laud.      Their   tactics this season   would   disgrace   a   school-boy  debating   society.        With   all   their   claptrap  about the expensive delay and waste   of time,  they never seem to take the fact home to themselves that they   are   the   principal   parties   to  blame.      Since they got a little snap   vote   on  the twopenny halfpenny questions of adjourning the House for ten minutes, they have been  shaking hands with themselves, and are actually rising   to the belief that the}*   are   a   real  political pqrty.       It is nice to see some  people  hug delusions.  Once again the rumor is circulated that the  Le Roi has been sold, this time to the British  America Corporation. It looks as if the deal  really has been made. The corporation, it  will be remembered, tried to secure this property before, but the owners held out for  $5,000,000, which was considered rather a  stiff price���so stiff that it   was   deemed   advis-  The Kamloops Standard sa}*s the Opposition  is showing its true colors in North Yale, and  continues: "The fight against the Government candidate, Hon. G. B. Martin, is entirely  one of slander and abuse. Those who in this  constituency represent the ' types of our best  life ' are careful not to publish anything that  can be contradicted in set terms ; but there is  a veritable mud shower of cowardh*, sneaking  wM THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  innuendoes. Mr. Martin, on his part, is  meeting the attack with dignity and temper-  proving, out of the mouths of his enemies, as  it were, his fitness for the responsible position  which he holds."  The order to squatters to  clear  off the line  of streets   and alleys  has been very liberally  enforced, with the  result that the  outer sections of the  city  now present somewhat of a  decent appearance.     In several cases the owners   of shacks   simply abandoned   them,  and  these have had to be cleared  away.     In other  cases where the buildings were worth removing the owners had them shifted, but left piles  of rubbish behind   as   memorials.     The  Chief  of Police, who acts as sanitar}* officer, has ordered   such   parties   to clear this rubbish, and  has made  a complete   inspection   of the city,  with   the   view of enforcing   a   much-needed  spring cleaning.     This inspection has revealed  a bad condition of affairs���in Chinese quarters  particularly.     A   few   Chinamen   who   run   a  laundry and vegetable garden at the  entrance  to the park grounds near Hendryx street were  among the squatters obliged to   move,  and as  soon   as   the timbers which formed their dirtv  shack   were   taken away   a   horrible   state of  things   was   revealed.     The   shack   was built  over a pit, into  which they  were  accustomed  to empty their wash house slops and all other  refuse   matter.-   The   boarding  over   this pit  was the floor of the   place in which the washing and  ironing was done and the vegetables  sorted  out   to   be   sold throughout   the   city.  How far this establishment   has   been  responsible for the occasional outbreaks of disease in  Nelson it is difficult to sa)*, but people partaking   of the   vegetables sorted   in   so   foul  an  atmosphere,   and   wearing the   underclothing  dried, folded and otherwise treated on the premises have run big risks.     The sanitary officer  ordered the cesspool to  be filled  up,   and has  taken the necessary   precautions to prevent a  repetition   of  the   convenient but   unsanitary  provision in John's new quarters.     It  is most  essential at this season that   the sanitary laws  be enforced, and that the chief offenders���the  ever-present      Chinamen���should     be     very  closely watched.     Why people  will persist in  patronizing this class of unsanitary creatures,  and rendering their existence  in the   community possible, can only be accounted for by the  fact that they do not  know the danger they  are incurring.     The Chinese shack is like the  whited   sepulchre,    and   danger    ever   lurks  where   the   pigtails are to be found.     Externally  they   may   be   presentable,   but   their  hovels and surroundings are always a  source  of evil to the community.  War news continues to occupy nearlj* all  the space in the newspapers, and having  waded through a few columns of the stuff sent  over the wires by special correspondents and  commissioners, one is inclined to long for a  return to the good old days when facts were  given, and fancies avoided. Commodore  Dewey no doubt achieved a great victory over  the Spaniards at Cavite. This seems to be an  established fact, but the minute details which  the imaginative correspondents   and commissioners supply the American press, and which  are duly forwarded to this   country, are positively  sickening   in   their  fulsomness.       For  four hours the gallant commodore engaged the  Spanish   fortresses   and eleven of the enemy's  battle ships, and a hot time he must have had.  Yet we are   told that " not an   American life  was   lost,   and   not   an   American   ship   was  injured.     A   few   men   were slightly injured,  but that is often the case when vessels indulge  in target practice."    Then we are treated to a  long   dissertation on the ','" superior gunnery,  target   practice,  coolness   and preparedness "  which were the factors that "won the day in  such   an   astounding   fashion."     This   is  the  news   said   to   have  been brought by the despatch   boat McCulloch.     Another   account is  that the battle of Manila lasted but two hours,  'and resulted in " the destruction of the entire  Spanish   fleet "      This   speedy   work   is    accounted for by the fact that Commodore Dewey  "had run the batteries at night undiscovered,  and at daybreak was  pouring   broadside after  broadside   into   the Spanish   fleet, which  was  taken   unawares,   with   nobody    at   quarters,  with most of the crews   asleep."    Such is the  war news  of the  past   few days ���i  per cent,  truth and 99 per  cent,   downright   falsehood.  The one fact remains  that there   was a naval  engagement, and   that the  Spaniards got the  worst of it.  W. W. B. Mclnnes is said to have resigned  his seat in the dominion parliament to enter  provincial politics in British Columbia. The  rumor that he will be offered a portfolio is  denied by the Hon. Mr. Turner. It is also  claimed that Fighting Joe Martin will seek a  place in the provincial legislature...  Some   of  the   most   recent   experiments   in  wireless telegraphy have   been   made by Professor Slaby, who has been able to send intelligible Morse signals 13^ miles, using two balloons filled with hydrogen   to elevate  the end  conductors, 1,000 feet in the air.     In this way  he was able to transmit  signals seventy times  the length of his  base  line.     Professor S.   P.  Thompson,   who   spoke of these experiments  before   a British society,   stated   that   in   his  opinion it w*as possible to develop the conduction or the induction methods of wireless telegraphy  so  as to communicate between England and India at far less  cost than   would be  necessan* with the  employment of submarine  cables, but he was doubtful whether  the wave  method would be found practicable  in such a  case,   as  the   curvature  of  the   earth   would  interfere with the  propagation   of the electric  waves.  Science has achieved much during the past  decade, and many of her achievements have  resulted in relegating to the background what  was once considered indispensable. The introduction of the X-rays now* threatens to supersede the prospector in locating mineral lodes  underground. Tesla believes that mountains  can be radiographed   by these rays   and gold  located   without   the   trouble   of   excavating.  He says that some Roentgen rays are without  limit as to length and radiography.     They are  at present only limited   by   the toy apparatus  used for producing them, but as it is   only a  question   of tubes   and   currents,   it   is   quite  possible that they  can be produced powerful  enough to penetrate hills  and   mountains and  the earth Itself.     A   noted metallurgist   has a  radiograph of a piece of quartz  showing gold  embedded in the centre which is not visible to  the naked eye.     If the X-raj-s can be   made to  pierce  the   iron   capping so   prevalent in the  Kootenays, and so difficult of working, it will  be a great saving of time and labor.     It would  be   very   convenient   to   have a   claim   radiographed before recording it, so that  the   prospector   may   sell   from photograph   instead ol  sample.    More  improbable things have been  accomplished.  Au American exchange supplies the follow*-  ing interesting war statistics : The revolutionary war cost $135,193,703 aiid 30,000 lives ;  the war of 1812, $107,159,000 and 2000 lives ;  the Mexican wrar, $74,000,000 and 2000 lives;  the Indian wars and other minor wars, $1,000-  000,000 and 49,000 lives, and the war between  the states, $8,500,000,000 and 544,000 lives.  These figures, it will be observed, .apply to  times-when the science of war and death deal-  in gf devices was not at all as advanced as st  the present date. What the figures will be'  for the present war, now waging between  America and Spain, it would be difficult to  estimate, but the very thought makes One  shudder.  The public are beginning to  get   impatient,  and   are   asking   when   the   vacancy   on   the  bench   of the supreme  court   is   likely   to   be  filled.     It is nearly time that  something defi-  ' nite was done in the matter.      The authorities  at Ottawa evidently favor  the appointment of  a political friend,  who   has  never  set  foot in  this province.     Public feeling  in   British  Columbia is decidedl}* opposed to such   a  course,  and justly so.     There are several  thoroughly  competent   men   now in  active practice  here,  who are fully qualified to fill the vacancy, and  if an outsider be pitchforked on to the bench it  will   be   most unfortunate.     Appointments  of  this sort ought to be made without  any political bias whatever���the fitness of the appointee  for the position should be   the  main   consideration.     There   is   no   reason    why   the   office  should remain vacant,   especially   considering  the accumulation of business in the courts.  It was not thought that the war would have  had any effect on mining business in Rossland  (says the Rossland Times) but it has.     Mining  men and brokers st^te  that never   before  has  business   in   their   line  been so   dull.     Absolutely   no stocks are selling.     March  was so  much better than the preceding months that it  was believed  the expected  improvement  had  commenced,   but   on   the   declaration   of war  between the United States   and Spain  a   reaction  set in   that   has  been increasing in intensity   ever since.     Hopes   that   w?ar   will soon  come to an end are to be heard on all sides.  Mm JUWHJiUII 1MUH1MMMBB  ��mflOGU����raSMJ\fflHIJMtAmw-flMS  3MMaMeaitim����wiJiBwni  Li^umMwmimmm-iiiiiiUJJH  MflJBWMH^iamiM^^  ��itti��mBttM��sm^^ 5  ���)  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  t   ���  f  I   t  &   i  ii  t ;i  DOWN IN A COAL MINE.  1  it  f  s it  John Barton and Hiram Adams lived in the  small village of Kingston.-' They were insep-  arable -friends;*having-, been schoolmates together for some y*ears, and when,-a few months,  before my story opens, they were both made  orphans on the same day by a terrible accident  in the mines, each found a family depending  on him for support.  Neither shirked this burden of responsibility  Manfully and well, during the long summer  months, the}* Worked side by side in the  gloomy caverns of the earth.  One', bright,day" in the latter part of April;  an incident occurred which neither of the two  friends will be likely to forget, though they  live to be centenarians.  A new shaft, some 70 feet in depth, had  been sunk during the preceding summer, and  a great many miners���John Barton and Hiram  Adams among the number���were still em-,  ployed in making excavations.  Blasting by powder is by no means unusual  in mines; or, in fact, in any work requiring  the speedy removal of masses   of earth   and  rock. c  On this particular occasion a blast of more  than ordinary proportions had been prepared,  only a few yards from the bottom of the shaft.  To the barrels of powder was attached a  fuse, .by'.- means of which it would be fired  when the proper time arrived.  The miners in the groups   were  drawn   up  ��� to the sunlight above,   until only  a   few   remained in the -dusky,  half-illumined   recesses  underground..  John Barton had been the first volunteer,  and, therefore, was appointed as the person  whose duty it w*ould  be   to   ignite  the   slow  match.  "Let me take 3-our place," Hiram pleaded.  "Think of your mother and sister, if any  accident should happen, John, you know it is  dangerous."  "Yes; and I think that is a very good  reason why I should not let you take my  place."  " Then let me stay with you," Hiram urged  an expression of anxiety on his friend's peril.  " A very sensible idea !" John exclaimed,  laughingly. " If }rou stay with me, the  dano-er will be increased, because the bucket  will go up more slowly with two than with  one. Now, no more arguments. You know-  how obstinate I am, and��� Hello ! That's the  signal ! Good-by, old fellow ! I'll be with you  up above in a few moments."  " Remember, John ; be careful," were  Hiram's last words, as he and the few remaining miners ascended in the bucket, leaving  John Barton far below, ever}* instant growing  more indistinct, until only the light in his hat  could be distinguished glimmering faintly in  the darkness.  Soon even that disappeared, and Hiram  Adams, looking very anxious and discontented  found himself in the glaring sunshine, and  stepped out of the bucket on terra firma.  He was bewildered by the sudden transition  from gloom to light.     Then his eyes rested on  the pale, agitated face of pretty Annie Barton,  who had brought her brother's.midday lunch,  as usual.  He 'went over to her and spoke reassuringly, and tried to convince her that there  was no cause for alarm.  "They have lowered the bucket," he said  presently. " Watch, and you will see the  rope jerk twice, the signal from John that it  is ready to be drawn up."  The girl endeavored to be calm, but she  trembled violently.  An indefinite fear, a strange feeling of apprehension, weighed on Hiram's heart.  The group of swarthy-visaged miners, who  were chatting with wives and sweethearts  around the opening of the shaft, suddenly  grew silent.  It was a moment of suspense, for the boy in  the gloomy caverns,   70   feet   under  ground,  was then engaged in lighting the slow* match.  The   men    who   were   10   turn   the   crank  grasped the handles firmly, and no one spoke.  .���-,.'.; "Ah-!" .   . ���' '  -  " It was with a sigh of relief that Annie  Barton, Hiram Adams and -'every: person in  the crowd saw the rope jerked twice.  The m^tch had been applied, John would  foe-with them in a few moments, and all would  hear the muffled, rumbling sound of the great  explosion in the depths of the earth.  A flush of color rose to Annie Barton's  -cheek and Hiram Adams felt his heart beating  rapidty and his breath coming in short gasps.  The men at the crank worked wdth a will,  when they heard a dull, muffled sound, the  rope slackened, and���  "Oh, he.yens!"  Annie Barton started forw*ard, her face  blanched and a look of horror glazing her  wide-open eyes.  Hiram Adams staggered as though shot,  then a man spoke :  "The bucket h^s capsized���struck the partition.     The boy has fallen out !"  Women fainted, strong men grew7 weak and  shuddered, as they thought of the explosion  that was expected every moment.  The suspense was terrible. A boy, perhaps  mangled and helpless, was lying at the bot-  som of the shaft, and the fuse was burning  slowdy toward the mass of powder.  " Courage, Annie ! I'll save him !"  It w*as Hiram Adams who spoke. In a  second he had regained his presence of mind,  and now, running his arm through the loop  of a lantern, he leaped over the box which  surrounded the opening of the shaft, crying to  the terror stricken miners :  '' Hold tight till I reach the bucket, then  lower me like lightning to the bottom !"  He grasped the rope, twdned his legs around  it, then slid downward. The rough rope cut  his hands, but he did not feel the pian.  Down,   down, like   a   flash    he  descended  through the darkness���-down to   his   helpless  friend and to the match which was slowly but  surely burning its way toward the powder.  Thank    heaven !       He   has    reached   the  Trunks, Valises, Grips at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  Trout Flies at Thomson Stationery Co., L'td.  bucket! Another instant he has reached the  bottom of the shaft! Is he too late ? Is it time  for the explosion���hush !  A ^cold perspiration broke out on every  brow. There was an awful silence up above.  Annie Barton tried to pray.  The agony of suspense was terrible.      Men  could   hear  each   other's   hearts beat in   the  awful stillness.      Would the end never come?  How was it with Hiram Adams ?  As he reached the bottom,  one   glance told  him all.      His friend was stunned and  sense-  .less.' ,'.  He leaped from the bucket, and the light of  the lantern showed him the place where the  fuse had been laid.  The glimmering little line of fire was within  an inch of the train of powder !  Another second and there would be a flash,  an explosion louder than thunder, and then  the walls round about would be shattered info  a thousand fragments.  One little inch of the fuse stood between  tw*o human beings and a frightful death.  With a cry the boy sprang forward. He  pressed his smarting hands upon the last  particle of the burning match, and he lay  there for a moment with clenched teeth and  suspended breath.    Then he arose.  Huzza! The fuse was extinguished, and he  and his friend were safe.  He lifted the insensible form ol John Barton  into the bucket and gave the signal to be  drawn up.  What a thrill of joy ran through every  heart when the watchers in the sunlight saw  that wholesome sign. How* the men worked  at'the crank ! How* long the seconds seemed,  . while the buckets ascended up, up, up! until '  a cheer such as man never before uttered  burst from the assembled miners, when they  saw, rising out of the earth, the figure of  Hiram Adams supporting his insen ble friend.  *" He is not dead���only stunned," were the  young hero's first words, when gentle hands  relieved him of his burden and men crowded  around him with loud congratulations and  women kissed him in the exuberance of their  joy.  But when Hiram saw the glad light leap  into Annie Barton's eyes, and the warm, red  flush suffuse her cheeks���when he marked  the silent look of speechless gratitude she  gave him���he felt more than rewarded for his  act of heroism in rescuing a friend from death.  The sequel to my story is a simple one.  Besides a broken arm and a few ugly  bruises, John Barton sustained no serious injuries, and in a few days he was once more  himself.  Both he  and  his   friend   received  lucrative  clerkships in the office of the company, and a  few* years later,  pretty Annie Barton   became ���  the wife of Hiram Adams, the preserver of her  brother's life.  And so it happened that neither of the two  friends had reason to regret the fearful peril  they encountered when, on one memorable  April day, they were brought face to face with  death down in a mine.  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, May 9.  Deer Tim���I got yer welcum letter last week  which foiucls me in the same good helth as It  laves you at presint, an'-'was. glad to hcer that  the state ov Ireland is as good as any': State in"'  the Union. I hope ye dont main to say that  3fer foighting over there, for ye must know-  that ever}* State in the.Union is at war at pri-  . sent wid Spain, over Cuba., an' all the milesha  is called out to foight the Spanyards. They  had a naval battle the other day, an' the Span-  yards got a grate wolioping ehtoirely";���. they  were nockt to, smithereens. I'du-nno which ov  .the mans-ov-war yer trend Leary's cousin is  captain ov. but I never heerd tell'by' the Ohio  squadron in me loife. I'm afeerd Leary-'s cousin is a bit of aTyart when he says he'scaptain  ov the Ohio navy squadron.  An' talking of the melisha, Tim, we're going  to have won here in   British Columbia,   to be  called the Rockey Mountain   Regmint,   an'   a  high-up set ov chaps they'll be.     There's won  thing qfoout us here that we can  nevir see the  enemy,  coming until he has 'the drop ' on   us.  The Major-Gineral was axing' meself about the  uniform he'd give-the bovs.     He was in favor  ov red coats, but I t'owld him that wouldn't do  at all at all in the mountains.       " How would  a s iriel te.r -smoke   sh ade do ?''   says he.       "It  wouldu' t   do at all,   at all,"   says I.     "'-������'- How  would a powder-smoke   shade do ?"   says   he-.  " Now, Giueral," says I,   " if you'll take a bit  ov friendly advice from  an owld meiishaman,  you'll keep the boys as far away from the idea  ov smoke an' powder  as evir ye   can.       Give  a uniform ov quartz-colored Irish freize or sky  blue Killorney tweed,-wid a gooid baud round  the cap to show that  the regiment   belongs to  the richest country in the world."       "You're  roight, Mr.-Finn,"   says the gineral,   says he,  " but can ye show me any raison   for   togging  the boys out in sky-blue an' goold."       "Yes,  gineral," says I,   " lean refer ye  to   the veiy  best   authority in the country,   bar   none,  on  uniforms or anything else."   " An' who'might  that be, Mr. Finn ?" says the gineral, sa3*s he.  " The Corporation   ov the   City ov   Nelson,"  says I.     " They're going to get  uniforms for  the police   force,"   says   I,   "an'   thini  is the  colors they*'ve decoided on."       "Doye   main  to tell me,"   sa3*s the giueral sa3*s he,   "that  the3*'re going to rig out the whole polise force  in blue an' goold."       "That's  what   they're  going to do," sa3*s I.     (Ov coorse I didn't tell  him that there's onty the won polisman in the  whole force).       Then he towld me he'd   loike  to see the uniform, an' axed meself if I'd moind  chaperawning him to the.polis barricks.     Be-  gorra, Tim, tis meself was in a fix, for dickens  a polise barracks  we have in Nelson at  all at  all.       So what does I do but walk him round  the town an' round the town,   an' he thinking  I was bringing him to  the barracks.       But I  was keeping me eye skinned   for the chief  all  the toime.      At last I sthruck him fornint the  Madden House, an' introduced the gineral to  him.       The first thing he   clapt his eye upon  was Mac's   badge.       "I   observe,"  sa3*s the  gineral,   says he,   "ye   saw sarvice."     " Oh,  yis," says Mac, "in the 9th Naiiaimos an' the  Provincial Scouts a' the Cayuse Cavalry. " I  gave Mac the wink, an' towdd him the gineral  wanted to know about the new Uniform. " Its  to be blue an' goold, I'm towld," says the giueral. ' 'Blue an' goold for the men, an', goold  an' blue for the officers," says Mac, an'...wid  that he began to describe a uniform that the  loikes oy was never seen, wid stroipes on the  back ov, the pants, w here the3* ought to foe.  given, insted ov on the arm. But the gineral  "caught on," as they say, an' we didn't part  the best oy trends. Anyway, Mac is going to  be uniformed, an 'I'll be telling ye about his  new* clothes as soon as he gets them. The  Ma3<*or is gone East to buy the suit,  Yewor telling.me that>'ou're going to make  3*er will, Tim. Meself cant tell ye what to sav  in it, but I'm sending ye a copy ov Ned Doo-  lan's w*ill, an' 3*e can alter it to suit 3*erself,  only be sure to write' wid ink an' a pen:  "T, meself, Edward DoDlaa, of Ballydown-  deny, farmer, in the County of Clare, being  sick and wake on me legs, but of sound head  audwarm heart, do make this me last will and.  owld and new testament. First, I give me  sowl to God, when it plaises Him.-to lake it,  and me body to be buried in the graveyard of  Ballydown deny ch apel, where all me relati on s  that's gone before me and these that live after  belonging to me are buried. Pace, to their  ashes, and may the sod rest quietly over their  bones. Bury me near me Uncle Ned, on me  father's side, and me mother, who lie separated  at the other side of the chapel yard. ��� I'leuve  the bit of ground containg ten acres, and the  rint and taxes due upon it, to meson Edward,  after the death of his mother, if he lives to sur-  - vive her. To my daughter Mary* and her husband Paddy O'Regan, I leave the white sow,  and all the bonhams she may have now* and  for all time to come, likewise the roan cow. I  leave me good name and national principles to  be shared among all me relations, and me  watch to be raffled to cover the expenses of the  wake. Bur3* me dasent and wake me well. I  la/e to Pat Rafferty the keg of potheen I can't  finish, and may the Lord foe merciful to him."  Ye can alter this will to suit yerself, Tim,  an' if you've anything worth leaving dont forget yer ould frend  Larry Finn.  CO-OPERATION  The S3*stem of co-operation   has   heen   very  generally*   adopted,    and    wherever  given   a  fair show7, under anything  like  favorable  circumstances, has proved a success.   It has even  succeeded   under   unfavorable   circumstances.  I am not aware of any more favorable   conditions   for successful   co-operation   than   those  which prevail in  this country.       Our   miners  and prospectors are scattered over a practically  unlimited area,  in small   unorganized  bands.  Their work is hard, their privations great and  nothing    save   that    infatuation which    their   |  mode   of  life    seems   to instil���that hope   of j  striking it rich some day���could   induce them   j  to persist.     The miner will work underground,   j  when he gets the chance, for six mouths in the   |  year to save   enough to   prospect   in the   hills   !  while the season lasts.     There are others less  fortunate .'.who do not secure work  during the  waiter months, and who, to'defray mere living  expenses during the   dull season,   are obliged  to part with some of the best things they have  located at a sacrifice.       So that  the man who  really endures all the hardships   of  exploitation Is he-who fares the-worst,'' in ninety cases  out of a -hundred..     Is not mining a branch of  business i 11 which  co-o peratio'u would  be ' ad -  vautageous ?       Instead   of.   scattering    north,  south, east and '.west, would it.not be better for  a few practical   men to get together,   pick out  the most promising claim on their list, and cooperate in working it for all it is worth ?      At  present they often sell their claims for a couple  of hundred dollars, the property passes into the  hands of another who turns'it'over   at four or  five times the money, and finally it comes into  the poesession of the syndicate to reap the profits which   should go into   the   pocket   of the  prospector,   and   would be his   if he but conducted his business on the   co-operative   plan.  Instead of selling undeveloped properties for a  ' mere trifle, he might on this plan develop them  and rake in the big mone3*.       Such   a   system  would also be   more beneficial   to the country  at larp-e, inasmuch as it. would .keep-the profits  in the country* and tend to its' speedy develop-  meat.       One developed   property in a district  does more   to   establish   a   reputation   than a  score of-prospects-however good they*  may be.  It does not "Aeed   more capital   than the ordinary miner or prospector, generally, possesses to  s:o into a scheme of this sort.      When men es-  tablish their faith   in   a property by devoting  all their energies and substance to working it,  they gain the confidence of capital.     Practical  men will know a good thing when   they strike  it, and if it be their own they will work it more  energetically* and economically than if it- were  in the hands of some corporation, and their interests were chiefly in seeing that the pay-sheet  be   pro perl3-"   m-'de up and the   cheques   duly  honored.       Sufficient   work   can generally be  done by hand and a che- p plant to demonstrate  the value of a property  before   heavy,  expensive machinery   need be introduced.       If. this '  much be accomplished, there would be no difficulty   in   getting the   necessary   machinery���  the security   would   be as good as   any manufacturer could desire.       Mining, it strikes me,  is essentially a business adapted to the co-operative plan.     A dozen men or so, bound by ties  of self-interest if nothing else, could accomplish  much in this way.       The   plan   has   not  been  given a fair trial in this   province,   so far as  I  can learn, but it is one at least worthy  of consideration.  I have seen the co-operative system applied  to mining in other countries,-and with the best  results. But in British Columbia the mining-  laws as they exist have, I fear, a tendency* to  tie 11 d the country. The ease with which men  can stake off any number of claims and leave  them idle, is a bad feature. It encourages a  co-operation to retard development. That  three or four men. through the simple operation of annual transfer, should be able to tie up  a whole section of country, is decidedly wrong.  Tknto.  IP^IIS^^ -I ,  r' .  J{>  i >  !   '  t   i  !  ��� i  H  f J'  !��  i  r\ !?  m  1  ���-���fK-  I;  I  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The weekly, meeting of the city* council was  held on Monday afternoon, Aid. Teetzel, acting mayor, presiding. , Aid. Madden, Gilker,  Hillyef and City* Engineer McCulloch were  also present.  Aid;' Hillyer asked for aii extension of time  to deal with the 'Stanley street sidewalk,  which was granted.  Aid. Hillyer reported on behalf of the  special committee appointed to, look after a  cise of distress reported to the council. They  had decided to send the destitute pair to Spokane.  The mayor also reported having inquired  into the case. The Kellogs were 'anxious to  get to Victoria, but he w*as unable to arrange  for their transport. He wanted the old woman  to go to the hospital, but she would not do so.  They*were then sent to Spokane.  Tenders-were received for the opening of  Josephine street, between Victoria and Silica.  J. Noel offered to do the work at $1.75 per  cubic y^rd for rock and 30 cents for earth ;  Newliug & Co., $1.55. for rock and 60 cents  for earth, and Swan Nelson $2 for rock and  65 cents for earth.      .  The city engineer figured out th-t Noel's  tender would amount to $790 and Newling's  to $800.  On ...motion of Aid. Hilh-erthe contract was  awarded.to Noel, his being the lowest figure.  Tenders were also opened for the laying of  a sewer on Baker street, from Hail to Hen-  dr3*x. The contract, was awarded to J. Thomson, at $112, and $1 per yard for rock. The  other tenders ranged-from $220 to $235, with  extras for rock work.  H. J. McDonald wrote, offering to do the  street sprinkling at 70 cents per hour.  The mayor was authorized to enter into a  Contract for the work.  A communication was received from an  eastern firm offering to supply the city with a  rock crusher.  Referred to Board, of Works.  A claim of $7,000 was sent in from the City  of Nelson Land & Improvement Co. for damage done to property b3*   reason   of the 'waterworks.  The-mayor explained that this was a preliminary step to referring the matter to arbitration, as per understanding.  The mayor read a telegrem received by H.  J. Evans from the National Tube Co., stating  that the pipe ordered by the city would be  shipped as per agreement.  The City Special Rate Amendment By-Law  was passed through its initial stages, and held  over until next meeting for final consideration.  It amends by-law 31 by providing "that the  rate hereby* imposed and levied on improvements shall be on 50 per cent, only of the  assessed value theoeof."  The Waterworks Extension, Cemetery*, Purchase of Electric Light Co.'s franchise ($40,-  000), and Completion of Sewerage System  ($10,000)   by-laws   were   submitted   and   run  stages.  They  meeting  will  be  of  the  through  their  initial  read   a   third   time   at   next  Council.  A number of accounts  wrere submitted and  passed.  The City Engineer was called   upon   for an  estimate   for  the   opening up of  Ward street  'between-Baker and'Silica.  .-'.It was decided to put the sprinkling of the  streets under the supervision   of the,Chief of  the Fire Brigade.  Some routine business having been disposed  of the Council adjourned.  THE   KLONDYKE.  Wall    paper,   newest   designs,   lowest   prices   at Thomson  Stationery Co., Lt'd,  The Klondy'ke trade has again taken a turn,  and   the   crow*ds   of  misguided men who are  pressing north in the chase after fortune -would  indicate that the boom has not even yet burst.  The navigation on the Stickeen  has opened���  much   earlier   this season  than is usual, =and  this will have the effect of facilitating matters  for those anxious to get in, as 'well  as making  it easier for those  who  have   put   in a drear'y  and profitless winter   to  get out.     The overland  routes  seem to be every day becoming  more popular, despite the efforts of the   business men of the coast cities   to   belittle them,  while   transport companies appear to be doing:  an immense business carrying people   both to  and from ihe gold fields.       Returning   Klon-'  dykers   give   a  very gloomy   account   of the  country.       Every   inch   of  ground   for   miles  about all the established centres of population  has been staked off and duly recorded, so that  the new hands will- have to. go   further   afield  if they intend to do any* good for   themselves.  There are already* in the country* .more   laborers than can   secure   employment,   and   hundreds if not thousands of them   are   trying in-  vain, in this land. 01 gold and   Godlessness, to  get work in lieu of board.      This is a sad state  of affairs.      As   yet,   however,   the  worst has  not been told���the   death   roll   has  .not   been  made up, but it ought to be available soon, at  least approximately.       Chas. E.   Stillman,   of  Los Angeies, who has recently* returned  from  the north, says :  " It will be wonderful if some mortal   fever  does not rage in   Dawson   next   summer.      If  there was ever a community properly   situated  for the development of pestilence it is Dawson  City*.      The mountain curtails  the   expansion  of the town.      The people now live almost   as  closely* together as   in   a   large  city.-    Fancy*  what it will be by* next July, when    1,500,000  people shall have   set    foot    on    that    narrow  bench along the river !      There  is   no   sewerage or drainage,   no   water   supply   from   any*  uncontaminated source,   and   no   attention   is  paid to simple hygiene in that  land   of quick  fortune-making.        Around   the  base   of   the  mountain to   the west   is  an   area   of several  hundred acres of marsh land, and one can   see  the malaria-laden vapor rising like steam from  an engine on a  mid-summer morning.      Last  summer the 1,200 people at Dawson City were  more or less ill with malaria, and there were a  few deaths from fever.      The   mosquitoes rise  during the months of June, July* and   August  in swarms from the moss that abounds everywhere in the Klon dyke region,  and   they*   are  so ferocious that mules nnd dogs   have  "many-  times run away* and leaped   madly   over   embankments to escape them.     Dawson City has  been growing right along all winter.      An occasional dip of the mercury* to 45 deg.   to   50  deg. below* zero has had no effect on the building operations there.  PROHIBITION.  To the Editor of The Economist.  Sir,���Your correspondent '-Tento " maybe  a very* versatile individual,   but when  he   undertakes to write an prohibition,   he   exhibits  an ignorance which had -he ..any .-'knowledge of  the subject, could not, be possible.     " Tento "  argues, or tries to argue,   that there  is no ne-  nessity   for  prohibition,   and tells   us that all  that is necessary is to amend   and enforce the  liquor   laws,   and that we wall   hear   no more  about prohibition.     He is evidently not oue��of  Us.       I should judge   him to be-a: person who  takes his glass and sees no harm iri.it, contenting himself with the   convenient   avowal,   " I  am not my brother's keeper."   .   He   does not  attempt  to deny that   the liquor   traffic   is responsible for nine-tenths of the crime   and poverty of the country,   that the liquor laws are  not what they ought to be,   that siich   as they  are they*   are not enforced,   or that even   such  changes as he suggests   would put   a   stop to  drunkenness.  Adopting the changes suggested  by* :"! Tento"   might improve   matters   somewhat, but instead of going   to the   root of the  evil he would prune the tree.     I have fooys in  my family,   and my   greatest fear, for them is  that when they develop into manhood they will  be tempted as I have been and yield as I have  yielded.     No, sir :  no half measures will   suffice in dealing with the liquor traffic.     Lwould  respectfully* call the attention  of your   correspondent to tiie following   significant   remarks  made at a meeting of the Ohio Liquor  League  by one of the officers,   and  ask him if,   in  the  face of such a doctrine, he will still claim that  prohibition is unnecessary :  "It will appear from these facts, gentlemen,  that the success of our business is   largely*, dependent upon the creation of appetite for drink.  Men who drink liquors,   like others,   will die,  and if there is   no new   appetite   created,   our  counters  will be empty as will be   our coffers.  Our   children   will   go   hungry,   or   we must  change our business to that of some other more  lucrative.       The open field for the creation of  this appetite is among the boys.       After   men  have grown   and their   appetites  are   formed,  they- rarely* ever change in this regard.   It will'-  be   needful,   therefore,   that    this   missionery  work be done among the boy*s, and I make the  suggestion, gentlemen, that nickels expended  in treats to the boys now, will return in dollars  to your tills alter the appetite has been formed.  Above all things���create the appetite."  This is the doctrine that those interested in  the liquor traffic preach, and, I am forced to  believe, practice, too.���Yours in earnest,  I.O.G.T.  Rev. R. Frew* has been appointed on the  standing committee on foreign missions by the  Presbyterian synod.  Sir Louis Davies announces that he hopes to  induce his colleagues to consent to securin��- a  second government vessel for service in British  Columbian waters. He also stated that a  training ship for youths to be drafted for the  government protection service will be established.  Cameras,   kodaks   and  photographic   supplies at  Thomson  Stationery Cois Ltd.  ���9S  fel^^^I^MP^  ss  UA-l THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  DRY  GOODS  ^  MENS'^V  FURNISHINGS  SKIRTS  We are now showing a complete range of  Black and colored  Dress Skirts in  Plain and figured , Alpacia, Navy  and Black Serge, Rich Black  Brocade Silk and Wash Skirts.  Suits in Ducks, Piques and Den-  hams. The above in all lengths,  prices $2.50 and up.  -,'; JIENS'^  We have just received a large stock of Men's Fancy7 Colored Shirts  showing a large range of styles and patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering at reduced  prices.  LATEST STYLES IN HEN'S HATS.  SPRING AND BUSINESS   SUITS.-;  NECKWEAR and linen collars and cuffs  LADIES'  New novelties ' in Ladies' Shirt  Waists, sizes 32 to 40, in the latest Organies, Grenadines and  Lappett Muslins. Prices from  50 cents upw*ards.  Ladies'   Parasols,  Spring  Capes and Jackets.  LOCAL NEWS.  Building operations are very .brisk-'in.   Nel-.  son at present.  The Nelson Miner made its appearance yesterday as a daily.  Rossland, Kaslo, Silverton and seveial  other Kootenay towuis will celebrate on the  24th.     Nelson is not in it.  A lacrosse match between, the New Comers  and Old Timers wall take place on Saturday  afternoon at the recreation grounds.  The big C.P.R. barge was towed down from  Kaslo the other day* with 375 cords of wood  on deck for the Hall mines smelter.  The Chief of Police, as sanitary officer,, has  notified a number of parties to clean up.  Those who fail to do so will be summoned.  Mayor Houston telegraphs from Ottawa  that there is little hope of inducing the government to impose a heavier import duty on  lead and lead products.  The grading of Water Street has been completed. In some places where deep cuts had  to be made soft sand was encountered. It  makes a very bad road bed. ;  Commencing Friday, 6th inst., the steamer  Kokanee leaves Kaslo at 9.15 p.m for round  trip to Lsrdo and Argenta, and will continue  making regular trips on Friday's and Tuesday's  of each week.  An action for $1,000 against the C.P.R. will  be heard in County Court to-morrow. The  plaintiff is one Mannario, who claims that his  son met his death on the railway line between  Robson and Nelson through the negligence of  the company.  At the regular monthly meeting of the. Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society, held  yesterday*, Dr. G. A. B. Hall w*as re-appointed  medical officer, and arrangements were made  by which the medical practitioners of the city-  can send patients to the hospital by making  arrangements for the payment of hospital fees.  Hewitt Bostock, M,P., writes to the secretary* of the East Kootenay Miners' Association  stating that he has represented to the government the desirability of encouraging the lead  smelting industry as per their resolution hut  is afraid the session is now too far advanced to  enable the subject to be dealt with.  The mayor has been .authorized to arrange  for the wTatering of the streets.  Application is to be made for 'a hotel and  liquor license for premises in Bogustown.  The public sewerage system wall be extended on Baker Street, from Hall to Hendry x.  Aid. Whallev is on the sick list. He has.  been granted leave of absence by the city  council. -  Joseph James Chambers was last week  wedded to Miss Blanch Gordon, at the Methodist  church.  A contract has been let for the opening up  of Josephine street. A great deal of rock will  be encountered.  The dog-catcher has notjy-et, ,made his :ap-  pearance. He could bag many a worthless  canine if he was now operating.  The steamer Halys brought in a boom of  300 piles the other day* to be used in the construction of the new C.P.R. wharf.  An agitation is on foot to have, all places of  business in the city closed at seven or hr1 If past  every evening.     It is meeting w*ith success.  A. T. Whalley- who joined the Benedicts at  Revelstoke last week, has returned to Nelson  with his bride, who up to Tuesday* was Miss  May* Clip per ton.  Work at the Hall Mines smelter has been  temporarily shut down, to allow of the stringing of the new tramway rope. The reverbora-  tories are kept in operation.  The Italian who was shot in the head by-  Foreman Cliue, near Kuskonook, a short  time ago, is progressing favorably and will be  able to appear for trial. His partner is also  getting on well at the Kootenay- Lake General  Hospital.  District Freight Agent Peters of the C.P.R.  has returned from a business trip through East  Kootenay, and reports having made arrangements for the more expeditious handling of  freight, especially into the Moyde Lake district. The sleigh road from Kuskonook has  broken up earlier than usual, and a number of  small towns along the route were obliged to  get in their supplies by way of Fort Steele.  Arrangements made with the contractors on  railway construction will obviate this by an  improved route via Thompson's ranch.  The grading of Baker Street continues, and  work has progressed nearly as far as Hall  Street.  Receiving basins are being built at the  "corners of intersecting streets on Baker to  hold surplus surface water.  Work on the Odd Fellows hall has been  suspended for the present. The stone foundations have been completed.  The County Court is now in session, Judge  Forin presiding. ��� The docket is a short one,  and with the exception of a couple of cases, of  no public interest.  Some 32 miners employed at the Le Roi  mine are out on strike in consequence of an  order calling for ten hours work per day* in  the shaft, instead of eight as heretofore.  There is a city pound and a pound-keeper,  but straying livestock do not appear to know  the fact. They ^re having all the recreation  they want,   and are not limited as to area.  The waters of the lake continue to rise, and  are higher at this season than they have been  for y*ears. Being on, a level with the outer  portion of the city wharf, steamers now tie up  at the sides.  Bids for the construction of the Columbia &  Western railway from Robson to Midway, a  distance of 100 miles, will be opened on June  1.5th.' This will give the people of the Boundary* Creek country the railway accommodation  promised by the C.P.R. The new road at  Robson will connect with the Trail branch,  thence to Dog creek and across the pass,  down McCrea Creek to Christina Lake, and  over to Midway*. The work will be pressed  forward with all possible speed.  On Friday* morning a�� important appeal will  be heard before Judge Forin, involving the  right of saw mills to dispose of their refuse material byr casting same into the waters of the  lake. T. W: Gray, proprietor of the Nelson  Saw and Planing mill, is the appellant. It  will be remembered that Mr. Gray, some time  ago, was convicted of a breach of the Fisheries  Act, for allowing the saw dust of his mill to  enter the river. From this conviction he now  appeals. Much interest is manifested in the  case, as the question involved is an important  one.  Lines, casts and reels at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  KtfrAK  m \��T   I  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  .F '  t -  'Ii  1  ���  !  j  *   i  :$���  'i:.  WOMAN'S KINGDOM,  A specialist says:      '' Tincture of  benzoin is very- detrimental to   oily*  skins.        The    familiar    rosewater  and glycerin in the majority  of  instances makes the complexion dry;  was 38 when described as the most  beatifui women; in Europe. Mme.  -de-Main tenon- was 43 when united  to Louis, and Catherine of Russia  33 when she seized the throne she  occupied for 35 y*ears. The old  saw* about sweet 16 is  exploded   by  yellow   and    leathery.        Steaming I the truer knowledge that the  high--  the face robs the skin of its natural   est beauty does not dwell in  imma  oil, causes wrinkles to appear   and   turity, for   beauty   does   not   mean  makes one sensitive   to   neuralgia.  Under the delusive pretense of facial  : massage manyr hundred   of  women  have   had   the   delicate   tissues    of  their faces pinched and slapped and  rubbed and twisted Without tuy regard whatever for the natural   condition   of the   skin.        Disappointment generally follows   the   use   of  all the   things   I   have   mentioned,0  and also of .the .methods   employed.  All of these remedies are enough to  ruin a woman's face.      One should  be as careful about   soaps   used  on  the skin as about diet.       The   best  soap in the-world.for the   complexion is a pure olive soap.  In a long letter printed in   one  of  the .'Loudon .'weeklies   by   one   who  has spent some time in this country*,  she urges English women to   assist  in the solution of the domestic   service problem by*   being   more   independent of .servants..       "Let   each  girl," she begs, " be taught on leaving school at least how to   care   for  ��� her   bedroom. "        Then    realizing  how   radical   are   her    views,     she  hastens,  to  exclaim   and    explain.  "Why*   not?"   she   says.        '���' Our  American sisters���except   those   of  the extreme fashionable caste which  has arisen of late y*ears���do   this as  a matter of course, as the)*  also   do  many things about the house Which  we never dream   of touching,   and  that they* are one whit behind.us in  the niceties of life any* one who  has  had the privilege  of spending   anytime in    the   bosom    of   a    typical  American   family*   will   strenuously  deny*."     The paper goes on at considerable length   to   point   out   the  value of fewer servants  and   of  becoming one's own housemaid   in   a  limited degree, and explains in   detail the method necessary.  alone the fashion of form and coloring as found in the waxen doll.  The dew. of youth, and a complexion- of roses are admiral for��� that  period, but a .women's...best'' and  richest year's' are frOm 36 to 40.  It is arrant error for any- women' to  regard herself as passe at any- age  if she ������grows old gracefully7-.  Having purchased the interests of C. Harrington & Co.,  in the Red Front Grocery Store, Baker Street, near Josephine, we are prepared to .supply, every article in the  trade, fresh, and of the best quality. All staple goods and  many specialties to select from.      New stock just arrived.  Goods  Promptly Delivered to any part of the city.  There has been much discussion  about the invasion".of all fields of  occupation by* the female sex. It  is said   that   every*   occupation now  excep-  followed by* men, with the  tion 01   two  that   of  soldiers    and  is   also     followed       by  That the beauty* of  women,    like  that of men, should   be   determined  from the   standpoint   of advancing  maturity*  cannot   be disputed.       It  is  absurd   to  claim   that   the   ripe,  rich beauty of 40   is   less   attractive  than   the   budding   immaturity    of  sweet 16.      'Where  women   live   in  harmony* with   nature's   laws   each  stasre of life has its own charm.   The  physical beauty   of  women   should  last growing  more  and   more  mellow7, until the end.        The   fullness  of beauty does not reach   its   zenith  under the age of 35 or 40.        Helen  of Troy* comes   upon   the   stage   at  the age  of 40.        Aspasis   was   36  when married to Pericles,   and   she  was    a    brilliant    figure    30   years  thereafter.      Cleopatra was past  30  y-ears when she met Antony*.  Diane  de Poitiers was 36   when   she   won  the heart of Henry* 11.      The  king  was half her age, but   his   devotion  never changed.      Anne of  Austria  manners-  women.     From a recent paragraph,  it-is evident that in Engiandvan unusual occupation has also  -been���invaded by* women.       The    director  of the Royal Horticultural Gardens  at���' Kew has placed, two young-ladies'  at work there.      These two damsels  came   from .Swanlev   Horticultural  College,   which  makes   a '.specialty  the study*   of  flowers,   plants,   and  fruits by* women.        The  only* condition that the director has made is  that they shall wear trousers   while  at work.      This was   rendered   necessary* because they  Could   not   be  engaged as   "gardeners," owing to  the age   limitations,    but   only    as  " boys," and the conscientious   director could not see his way clear   to  engaging them   as   "boys",   unless  they*   wore   trousers,    which    they*  cheerfully* donned.      He  has   since  had many- applications   from   other  girls who also   wished   to   don   the  breeks.  9t forget that we are the largest importers  lealers in men's shoes of all kinds. ..  J  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  ,HOTEL  BAKER STREET  NELSON, B.C.  ressm  Fashionable. Fitting,   Fancy and  First-Class.  Miss V. Sullivan has opened  dressmaking parlors over Mills &  Eott's fruit store, corner of Ward  and Baker Streets, where she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.   Fit and finish guaranteed.  L  High Class Suits Made .in the  Latest  Styles.  I!  In   all   the  latest   fashions ;   orders  promptly* executed.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of .England Trouserings, Suitable, for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   aker St., Nelson, B, C.  V  A full and well selected stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  g  Traves Block  Baker Streec.  rs ana svianuracturers  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Ktc.  P. O.  Box 498.  IMMiBMa��ii��iilil^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  'SPARE MOMENTS.  '���',"'. '     ������    "���'      "|.  c ������<���  ^Tour wife takes   great  interest  ''She.  > >  m. the women question.  ' Mamma :���''. Teddy*, what would does, sir ; she is so taken up with,  'you like to give your cousin..Harry ! the rights of women that she.. for-  on his birthday ?'\ Teddy*: " Well'. | gets men have any*."  I know, but I'm not ��� big enough' j "Have you boarded long'at this  to give him what I want to." ..;. i house ?" inquired the new" boarder  Doctor:" Did y*ou. give the child- j of the sour,' dejected man , sitting  re'n'the, physic I sent last night ?" [next to him. "About ten years."  Fond Mother: " Yes, sir." Dpc- j "I don't see how you can stand it.  tor:'      " And how are .they "today ?" j .'.Why haven't you left   long,  ago ?"  " No other place to   go,"   said   the  other   'dismally;; "the    landlady*'s  mv wife."     ���  Fond Mother: "Well, the little  uri' s very* bad, to be sure. But it  don't seem to 'ave done t'other un  no   'arm as yet. "  " Rastu.s, I see you.", are here  again. I believe you have been  tried and convicted seven times for  s te.ali iig. " Rastus: '' Yes, j edge; it  seems to be nuttin' but temutations  and trials wid me in. dis life/"  It' was at. the club. Waiter (at 11  p. m.): "There is a lady outside  who says her husband promised to  beat home early to-night." All  (rising): " Excuse me a moment."  " I don't see ��how Ethel has so  many*   admirers,"    she    remarked.  She neither  sings, plays,   paints,  Chicago V,i s i t o r  you  ," What would  was   me ?''   Boston  5   )  nor speaks French." ; " Jri-m," ne  replied reflectively*, "maybe that's  w  i-i,. ''  Dr.  Probe:  ex  5  J  " My wife gave  Welsh rarebit party* last night  Dr. Reafoer: " Was it a success?''  Dr. Probe: "Immense. I've had  twelve extra calls to-day*."  Oculist (after examination of  the eye): " Yes, it is, as I sup-'  P ised, a case of choroiditis exsuda-  tive, accompanied by* partial 'micropsia, metamorphosia, and chro-  matropsic scotoma, of singularly  ���regular forms." Young , Lady:  " There ! and ma said it was only  a sty* coming."  The world is slow to believe that  any man can have the same kind of  religion in a horse trade that he  has in church.  Mr. Goodbov: "Does your  sister know I am here ?" Tommy:  lt I guess so; I saw her leave the  house right after you came in."  The lazier a man is the greater  things he is going to do when to-  morrow comes.  you do   ir.  Maid:.      "I think I, would , take,   a  few lessons in grammer."  "How is it that Dodger finds  boarding cheaper than housekeeping, with his large family* ?" "I  suppose that one reason is. that h-r  never pays his board bill. "  ,, Henry*,'' said Mrs. - -.Binkins,  "do you think -his will be a hard  winter ?": ,'.", Of course it will be,''  replied Binkins. ;'.'��� " freezing makes  even the water hard." -And; Mrs.  B i n k i n s . s i 1 e n 11 y p o n d e r e d o u ��� w hat  a nice thing it is to have a smart  man for a husband.  Smith: " Just look how those  confounded hens of yours  scratched u p my* seeds"?"  '.'And it's a' jolly- good thing for  vour seeds, I can tell you. They'd  never come un at all if they weren't  scratched up !"  %  ���WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  N  I  ep  TS/HT  ier^'hant-9  HEAD OFFICE: NeSsOn,..'B. C.  ROSSLAND  SANDON.  .'BRANCHS    AT  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  KASLO  SLOCAN CITY ^  ,n  j!iu.uMHi  constantly arriving   and  on baud.    The  latest  in   Foreign  patterns of  :     Tableware in   China and Glass.  i i ���   ���  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown and pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods, Fresh Creamery* Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish. Dried Fruits and Meats.  have  Brown:  ft "8" !"�� \ f\ 5 "  "V  X  1  Cl  L4-  o>  The   only*   first-class   saloon in the  city7.  The    Choicest    Liquors  alway-s in  stock.  Mixed   drinks    of   all  soecialtv.  kinds   a  '' Is he good natured ?"  natured !      Why   I     have  1' GooH.  ;u-  1.  Known  that man to speak kindly to his  wife when she was removing a porous plaster from his back !''  " Yer look bad, Jim. Been under  weather ?'' '' Sorter. To-day's  the first time I've been out er doors  in three months." "What was  the matter with you ?" . " Nothin.;  but the judge wouldn't believe   it."  "Doctor, do you think   my   wife  All the best brands   of cigars are  to .be had at  1 ii^  ^  ��@^     \^G -WANT    t0    enlighten    our  little    world   about  us m  We  #      7. W j&4��%%(  c  r   ��� m   ���  a had a Drug: a  regard   to. Wall'Paper'Buying.  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till you have looked about  y-ou enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the superiority of    ....  u rs  ���C9  net   Book   Co  Hd  Corner  Baker and Stanley Sis., Nelson  Ja  k %. is���<?  HOT PI  I  Ja.  IUME  k  IVIanlia  ttan  will recover?"       " O, Yes.  told  her already, had a wife picked   out  for you in case she didn't get well. "  Mr. Brown:      I've eot a cold   or  something   in    my    head."  Brown:      It must be a   cold,  I'm sure."  Robert   (who   was   at   the  very late last night):  Mrs.  dear,  B.  A; HcBEATH,   Proprietor.  Josephine: St..   -   Between Baker an.! Vietovia.  4-  H. D.  BiUHE, Manager.  ab  s  Now Ooen to the Publl  Nre'w Building. New Furnishing,   Steam Heat in every Room,  First-Class,    Large    and    Well-Lighted  office  dear,  have yrou seen anything of my  boots ?r' vShe (sweetly) " "Yes,  love; the>* are down here on the  hat rack.''  vi v  y  SUNBURN  TAN AND  Iiverything    Strictly  vSample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  arid Ward Streets.  N1RI  CON    R C  FRECKI  f  e  <a>  4>  Roman      Kaly'dor     removes  these annoyances, softens the    <h  skin and beautifies the com-   $,  plexion.        No   lady's   toilet  complete without it.    For sale  only at  ��"  -^  ^l.R BAKERY  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  Corn e r Jos e p 11 i n e a n ci  L at i m e r Streets.  R. G. JOY, Prop  Bread  eiivered to any'Part of Tow?  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick cv: Wilson, Ikiker Street; C  <*|G. Davis, Ward Street; T. J. Scanlan, vStaniey Street; ai.d Maurire  ^i Grocery, Kuine Addition.  ���  ^^^^^<^^^^^^<��>#^'^^^^>^-^<^0*>^^'-t> l Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  a"  MUB��BlJiJJJtiWWMlllP��*11  ^W)"^^^j^^iit.^mi^^iiUti-|^IIWIii-,lJjtJUAlJilAU)llgSl'  ^^^^^^^.MflmMMMte^ Rfil'V  *i��t=J--s=��m=*:  ���M  , f,....  ^; <������ I,  ;:  if!, *( ft:  vil'O  ';- ��  -it  5.  .SI  ..   .; j. ' *.   >  .������   '��� 'St <������  ��� l     i r-it ��?'  Vft  #-  IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  GENERAL NOTES.  Major Walsh says that the gold;  in Klondike cannot keep him in  the northern country. He will  resign his position as administrator and will return to civilization  some time in July.  Fred E. Freeman, a Seattle tough,  .entered the Germinia salooii at  Victoria at 2.30 the other morning and held up at the point of a  pistol the pro.Drie.tor and bartender  and demanded $2.50, which he  obtained. At the hearing in the  police court he was committed for  trial.  Frank Slavin, the pugulist,    who  The C. P.  the Nakusp  Comoanv   to  has been in Ottawa lobbying for the  last three months, is on his return  to Dawson City, to be present at  the wash-up. Slavin is reported  to have some rich claims in the  Yukon.  R.   bill,    authorizing  &   Slocan    Railway  extend   its   line    10  miles to Three Forks, has passed the  - senate railway committee.  J. F. McGregor, the government  mining inspector at Dawson, puts  the output of the wash-up at $20,-  000,006.  While the present w ��r continues  Canada is likely* to become the distributing point for merchandise imported into the United States,according to the Toronto Globe.  The military forces in the Yukon  will cost about $200,000 per year,  in addition to the Mounted Police  now there.  It is expected that between forty  and fifty delegates from the various  lodges of the Knights of Pythias  will attend the Grand, Lodge convention which takes place in Kamloops this week. I  Lad}* Aberdeen is credited with j  having given wholesome advice to {  Ottawa's fair sex.      She told  them j  1  to be more sociable to visiting ladies  and not let them be wallflowers.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier declined to  s iy* whether the government would  accept a majority* of these voting  on the question as warrant for the'  introduction of a prohibition bill,  or whether a majority of the regis-,  terect   voters   would    be    required'.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor has been  pleased to make 'the following appointments���  23th March, 1898.  , Edward Percy Wiralley, of the City of Nelson, Esquire, to he a .Justice of Peace" within  and for the County of Kootenay. /  Notice is hereby given  that the annual  examination   of  candidates   for   certificates   of  qualification to teach in the Public Schools of  the Province will be held .as follows, commenc-  I ing on Monday, July 4ch, 1S9S. at 8:45 a.m.: c  Victoria  In South Park School Building.  Vancouver In High ''chool Building.  Kamloops .in Public School Building.  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty  days before the examination, stating the class  arid grade of certificate for which he will be a  candidate, the optional subjects selected, and  at. which of the above-named places he will  attend,  Every notice of intention to be an applicant  must be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character. '  Candidates are notified that all of the above  requirements must be fulfilled before their application can bo filed.        '  All candidates for First Class, Grade A, Certificates, including Graduates, must attend in  Victoria to take the subjects prescribed for  July 13th and 14th instants, and to undergo  required oral examination.  S. D. POPE,  Superintendent of Education.  Education Om- e,  Victoria, Mav 4th, 1898.  LILLIES' SHOE HOUSE  ���Up-to-date Spring Footwear in great  variety at Lillies'.  M  r  LA&5D ACT.  LILLIES-SHOE  OPPOSITE HUDSON'S BAY CO  gri"3gS5B*'J.<g,^^gmaC��nK��7T��=E5  Bgguc^-cr����^��aft^awgaiai*g��gg^^  1! i1  Take notice that sixty days after date I intend to applv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lain Is and Works for leave to purchase one  hundred and sixty acres of land at Crawford  Bay, in the district of West Kootenav. B.C., adjoining on the east side of Lot 196, G. 1. Starting from a post marked " H. B. Thomson's initial post north; wej-'t'corner." thence east 20  chains, thence south .SOchains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 80 chains to starting  point. '  Henry B. Thomson.  Dated, March 26, 1898.  <~d  3  son,  GENERHL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS, PLAIN AND FANCY. Agents for  Armstrong &  Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  "otica of Dissolution  of PartnershFo.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between toe undersigned  carrving on business under the name and  style of The California Wi;ie Company, as  Wholesale Liquor and Cigar Mevehants," has  this day bee7i dissolved by mutual consent.  Witness   our  bauds at  the Citv of Nelson,  British Columbia, this 14th day of'April, 1S9S.  Signed in the presence of        ['   L. Ernst.  A. M. .Johnson, .}    Tiros. Adair.  Solicitor, >elsou, B.C.  n  vm-  UUUi"e>, Odb'isbfe a  *"> rv y% ?\ <r^      r\ y* <r  1 & U  s 8 �� 51 f% f j  s a��  urn  NOTICE.  All moneys due the California Wine Company are to be paid to me,   who  will assume.  unci pay ail liabilities of the said firm.  Witness: L. Ernst.  A. M. Johnson.  U'  i$  i��?3 SJ* S\j  0C  .iuf(8i  n  >a  iS  action  n  rices Reasonable.  IQTJCE.  T  The vote \vi  in the fall.  11  be  taken   some   time  The citv council has, subject to  the ratifvino-vote of the taximvers  of Vancouver, agreed to pass a bylaw granting to the Van An da Gold  and Copper Mining Company a  subsidy of 49 cents a ton on ores  smelted by it at a smelter to be  built and operated at some point  within five miles of the limits Oi  Vancouver, the total subsidy payable to be limited to an aggregate  of 125,000 tons, making $50,000 in  all.  ice to Contractors.  Notice is hereby given that 1 have purchased  all the lumber in the lumber yard known r,s  "Th > s'almo Lumber Conn any, Lumber Yard,"  an.1 by some as "The Lumber Yard of Thompson -Sz Hell," situate near Gray's Mill. Nelson,  B.C. I have also purchased all the outstanding accounts of the said yard, and sales made  by or settlements made 'with any person or  persons after this date other than'm vsclf will  not be recognized, and are hereby forbidden.  Dated, this 25th day of April, 1898.  Fkaxk Lavin.  KOTJCE.  9  ^_  Sealed whole tenders will lie received until j  12 o'clock noon, on Saturday, May 14th. for the I  erection of a three story brick building with i  stone basement, for the Lawrence Hardware j  Co. Plans and specifications can be seen at |  the ofiiee of the undersigned. The lowest or j  anv tender not necessarily accepted. J  Ewart it Cakkie, Architects.  Room f>. Clement it Hi liver TUock.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between Catherine G. Davis  and P. V. Jaynes, as grocers ��t the Citv of Nelson, under the firm name of Davis ct Javnes,  has this day been dissolved bv mutual consent.  The business will be carried on by the said  P. F. Jaynes to whom all accounts due the  partnership are to be paid, and who will settle  all debts of the said partnership.  Witness our hands at Nelson this  Oth day of April, 1S9S.  Witness , Catherine G. Davis  W. A. Oauihek   j By her attorney T. L. Davis  ' Percy F. Jaynes.  We have just received our Ladies'  Spring  Capes  and Jackets,   and  as  there has been delay in their reaching here, we will sell them  at a very small margin.  A nice lot of chiffons and veiling in this consignment  The latest designs in Dress Goods,  also some  of the  newest colors in  Silks for blouses at  rngie makers.  aker Street  son, B.C.  1 want to let a contract for sawing 4,000,000  shingles. Timber, machine and power furnished.    Enquire. " O. K. "Economist ofiiee.  Get your job printing done at the Economist  office.  ���t-'.ii  KWWWIW��BBa��iMl��JIJJIWIIIIiaiMlBiiii��L��iii�� rr\  rHE NELSON ECONOMIST.  11  PERSONAL.  G. B. McDonald, of the Noble  [Five, is at the Hume.  W F. DnBois, Enterprise, is at  |the Hume.  P. C. Nevin, Whitewater, is pay-  ling Nelson a visit.  Neil F. Mackay, and Horace W.  Bucke, barristers, are down "from  Kaslo attending county court.  R. B.Kerr, New Denver, registered at the Hume on Monday.  Dr. V. P. M. Gillicuddy, San  Francisco, is at the Hume. '  X. Kirkpatrick, Winnipeg, was  in Nelson on Monday.  H. W. Simpson, Nakusp, is now  registered at the Hume.  B. F. Richardson, Vancouver, is  in town.  F. Johnson, Field, arrived in the  city on Mohda3*;  "W. H. Maxwell, Revelstoke, is  at the Hume.  J. Mithoit, Spokane, is,now at the  when the deceased went out to cut  the roller so as to let the stringer in  position. As soon as he cut the'  rest the log rolled and. threw him  into the raging waters. He grasped  the end of a tree that was projecting, but the waters swept hirri  away and he sank, Parties immediately went in search and found  the body about half a mile from the  scene of the accident, caught on a  snag. The remains were laid b>*  side of the railway and when the  train came along it was flagged, the.  body brought to town and his  brother, who resides;, in Spokane,  telegraphed for. He will take the  remains to Trail. The deceased  was very popular in Ymir, and  much sympathy is expressed for  his friends.  's Furnishings  Are;always in demand,when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable   prices. We    always   carry   a fine selection of  HATS in all" the-newest.' shades and styles, and by  the best makers, at prices which defy competition ; also Neckwear, embracing the very latest novelties. The place to secure  everything in the gent's furnishing line is at  r5  Baker Street,  Nelson.  ^  '���*&������  i��.  Phau  H.S. Keller,   San  Francisco,   is  at the Phair.    '' ,��� <*>  ���:-:W. Blakemore, ��� of Crow's Nest  Pass construction was-aeain in town  during the week.  ' W.. PI. Armstroue and, wife and  Miss Woodrow, Vancouver, are at  the Phair.  YMIR.  LAND REGISTRY ACT.  In the matter of an application for a Duplicate  ���    of   a Certificate  of Title  to  Lot Eight (8)  Block Eleven (11) Town of Nelson/  Notice is hereby given that' it is my intention at the expiration of one month .'from'.the  first publication hereof to issue a duplicate of"  the Certificate of title of Donald MeGillivray to  (inter alia) the above land.dated the 10th February, 1892, and numbered 13457a..  S. Y. Wootton,  Kegistrav-General.  Land Eegistrv Office, Victoria, B. C.  6th May, 1S98.  Application for Liquor License.  .' Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date hereof, Ave," the undersigned", intend to  make application for a "-license to sell liquor by  re.'a'l. on premises known as the Grove,"situate  at Bognstown, near the city of Nelson.  'War Brooks  1 FkedkkkkHermak.  Nelson, B.C.. >Iav 7th, 1898.  urs<  ing  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  The Ladies' Aid Society of the  Methodist church gave another of  their popular entertainments on  Friday evening. About  was realized.  p    ���   .   ..  $40.00  J.  Rogers, of St. Mary, Out.,  is back in the camp after an absence  of over six months.  Ymir's first  wedding took   place  on    Saturday at   the    residence   of  Mr. P. Derenger.     The contracting  parties were H. A.   McClure,   manager of the Salmon River and  Porcupine Mining Co.,  and   Miss   In a  Allen,    sister    of   Mrs.   Dieringer.  The ceremony was private, and was  performed by the Rev. Jas. Flicks.  Miss  Kvelyn    Kneeland   acted   as  bridesmaid.     Immediately after the  wedding the happy  couple  left  for  the south.     Upon their return they  will take up   their   residence   here.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   McClure  are   very  popular in  Ymir,   and.   all  join in  wishing them happiness.  Ralph White, M. E., of Trail,  was drowned in the Salmon River  at the mouth of Porcupine Creek  on Saturday afternoon about 4  o'clock. The government has been  petitioned time and time again for  a bridge over the river at this  point, but very little satisfaction  was to be had. The prospectors  and mining men despairing of the  bridge being put in this summer,  organized to do it themselves, and  while engaged on the work this  lamentable accident occurred. Two  strinsrers had been thrown across  on which a roller was placed, and a  third stringer had been thrown over  NCT5CE.  1 hereby give notice that I -will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife,  Elizabeth Goodwin, after this date.  JVC   GOODWIN.  Nelson, May 10th, 1S98.  Money to Loan,  azor Straps and  .    Large  rices   Rii  if  I tu��  ���iS5? f30"  r  ��� �� ����� ��  DRUGS AMD ASSAY SUPPLIES.       ^ELSOfS      B. C.  jffij^*"    A.  pT^  Wasonworlc and Blacksniithing in all its Brauches.  H. A.   PROSSER-  Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C.  On Real Estate and for Building Purposes.  House Property for sale���Central location���25  ' per cent on investment.  Apply  STEWART  &-LENNOX,  Agents  For the Canadian Mutual Loan <k Investment  Company, of Toronto, Ont.        Offices :  Corner Ward find Baker Streets.  Nelson, B.C.  i��  Dominion and  Provincial-  Land Surveyor,^  Systom House, lesson,  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is a necessity. Take it and you will require no  other blood purifier.  B-  .���_   If     H     gjKS  jfH   '''I  9UL  5  W. j, QUINLAN, D.-D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block, - Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  local anesthetics.  ptician and Watchmaki .  McKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  11  V  al|IS|f  'Vs>.^/  All work guaranteed.  ��ta^  New   Stock,   Inrge   variety  lew.  prices  Thomson Stationery Co.  Baker St. - Nelson.  Has just received an excellent  line of  GLOVES  In all the latest shades,    Fitted and  guaranteed.  LINSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  ^1 i s q  SS E. Smith has opened  'Dress-making parlors iirthe Traves  Block,     Baker    street,     over    Mc-  Arthur's   'furniture     store. All  work done under the personal supervision of Miss Smith. Indies  will please note the address :  MiSS E. SriITH,  Traves Block,  Baker Street.  race's  Gxpress  .���nifawmfaww wrjPMrjT.-.^-g-jrtaM  And Delivery Service  Will always be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  STAND:  Telephone 82.  Front of Vancouver   Hardware store, Baker Street.  P. O. BOX 63.  Telephone 9  Residence, near the brick yard, Water St. .m  ;-���!?-#������&  Ill  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  n-:n  Ml  '-'.'': I. ti  ���������1'' if< it  ��� I- ri ';  ill!  f I' ;p  m  e  k||||:  fff  ;!ff  >��� !'(  SI.  if!  im  ... fF,p  k im.  rite  ��� �� \M  I *$>  fill  ?#��  ' t ��  if  1!  i  ff-'  ill  I  I  i-ir. :.!  r-f.-'r r  .���f;:!!-  :i M  BASS' ALE, Quarts and Pints,  and Pints.    Another Gar Load  GUINESS'STOUT, Quarts  of .-        ���' .'���'.���.-      -.'������������  Victoria, B.C,    Vancouver, B.C, and London, Eng.  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and  General Merchandise Catalogues just published.  NELSON, B. C.  ��� M-liMMMfMWIlillTWiri        ,-.^Jm?4ag.T^.r..^-.-^-r...,r,-.���|  mri|l,-.-;anrMi.fMr-������   ND SOO-PACIFIC  LINE  GOOD CHEER.  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eastern and European points. To Pacific  Coast, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of  KLONDYKE   AND   THE   YUKON  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  From Revelstoke daily  CONNECTIONS:  To Rossland and main land points :  Dailv  (> :40 p.m.  leaves  Dailv  ��� NELSON���arrives 10:80 p.m.  Kootenav Lake���Kaslo  Route.   Str.   Kokanee.  Except Sunday Except Sunday  4 p.m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenav River Route, Str. Nelson:  Mon. Wed. Frf. Mem. Wed. Fn  7 a. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   8:30 p. m.  Slocan Citv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m.   leaves ���NELSON ���arrives   2:20  p.m.  Ascertain  Present Reduced   Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. BEER, city agent, Nelson, B.C.  W. F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J.  Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent,  Vancouver, B.C.  T. S. Gore.  IT.  Burnet.  J. PI. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents  for  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British Columbia  Don't go meeting trouble,  Adding to your load,  For it may go sneaking  Up some other road.  Greet the present pleasure,  Shun the future woe ;  Seek the golden sunshine,  Let the shadow go.  If the day is gloomy  Speed it in its flight;  Other days are coming  With their wealth of light.  If the*night is clouded,  Stop not to repine ;  Other nights are coming  When the stars will shine.  If within the apple  Ugly worm is found,  There, are many others  That are sweet and sound. .  If one friend proves faithless  And betrays a trust,  There are many others  Loyal, loving, just.  Let a peal of laughter  Banish thoughts of care ;  It will help to lighten  Burdens others bear.  Use the word that's kindly  When inclined to chide;  In the heart and memory  It will long abide.  Seek the smoothest pathway  On the road of life,  Cherish sweet contentment,  Keep aloof from strife.  Don't go hunting trouble,  Look for joy instead,  For, when all is over,  Man's a long time dead.  Convict McGuire, a Cobourg  mar, serving.a life sentence in the  Kingston penitentiary for attempted  murder, has completed a large oil  painting of Christ's Ascension, to  replace the picture destroyed by fire  in the Catholic-chapel of the institution some time ago. It is pronounced a magnificent piece of  work.  se-cieanmg will soon be here  WE HAVE MANY AIDS TO   IT,   SUCH AS  KALSOMINE,  , ETC  FULL  LIME OF PAINTS,  OILS and VARNISHES.  PAINT and  VARNISH   BRUSHES    ...  Telephone 21  aker St., Welson  ^  ���  ^  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00   . -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  ice,       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  ^p  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridge water, N.S.  Char'lottetown, P.E.I.  Doreester, N.B.  Frederic ton, N.B.  Guysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       West-mount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackvilie, N.B.  Shubenacadie, N.S.  Summerside, P E.I.  Sydnev, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  ���  ��� .���. ,T.-tur>-nir����g';  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  * A General   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchange  ��� Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit,  Etc.,  Negotiated.  ��� Accounts Received  on the  Most Favorable Terms  ^  Interest   allowed   on  special   deposits and  on  Savings   Bank  accounts  ��� BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA :  ! NANAISV10,   NELSON,  ROSSLAP,  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ���  ���  ���  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  . c.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- ��  I lished in connection with, the Nelson branch of I  ��� this bank. X  I Deposits of one dollar and lip-wards received, I  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present t  I 3 per cent per annum). f  ��� i  ��� GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ���  asawMiasfflegaMi^^  ^MJLU4JtU��JM,��JV^I15.MIJ>.M.Illl��4i|l��ttJ��w^w.w^l,lfjllll��ui��ui

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