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Array m  THE NELSON  or  vol: ii.  NELSON .B..C,   WEDNESDAY,   MAY 31, 1899.;  NO  &41  ���:  THE NEJLSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carlky .��� Publisher  1 ��� ...  SUBSCRIPTION RATES;  Qn�� Year to Canada and United States 12.00  If paid in advance  1.50  One Year to Great Britain  2.50  If paid in advance. :  2 00  Remit by Express; Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, or  Registered Letter. .  Correspondence on matters of,general interest respectfully  solicited. ,  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon (terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit wiH'be-advertised in these columns and the  Interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Three of the four money by-laws submitted  to the ratepayers oh Monday were carried, and  the council has been entrusted with the spending of $60,000 on public works. ' The vote in  favor of the three by-laws was large enough: to  leave no room to 'doubt the: feeling of the citizens generally in-' this ! matter. The vote  against the $10,000 for public* buildings was,  just as'decisive, and clearly evidenced the be-  rlief of the people that the present city build-,  irig is quite large enough for the time beinf.  The by-laws relating to the tramway and to  the erection of' gas and coke works did not  meet with any opposition, the belief being that  if capitalists are prepared to take the risks of  placing their money* in enterprises of this  character no obstacles should be thrown in  their way.  It is quite evident the council still retain  the confidence of the people, and it remains  withthecouncil not to violate that confidence.  Sixty thousand dollars is a large sum to expend: in a city the size of Nelson, and care  should be taken that this money Bhould not  be frittered away. The council has said that  it can furnish Nelson with an adequate water  supply for*$30,000. The ratepayers have sai d  hi their votes that they way^tblg water sup-  >PJr,' and have placed $30j000 iti tb�� hands of  the council'for that purpose/ 'It-now* remains  with tha council to fulfill its part of the con-  ^ractl The same may be said with the electric^ light works.'?-:''!lihe1'' city" has an electric  light plant on its hands that is more remark-  able for its uselessness at the present time  than it is for its light-giving powers. Whether  or not the city-made a, good bargain is not a  subject for discussion.just now. But it is an  ornament that must;,be made useful, and the  council has said that with an, expenditure of  $15,000 the present system can be made a  revenue producer of. considerable value to the.  city. The citizens have votedthe money; now  let the aldermen carry out their part of the  contract. Fifteen, thousand dollars is not a  large sum os money to spend on sewers, yet it  is deemed' sufficient at the prese nt time. Sanir  tary condstions require due precaution in  dealing with sewerage questions. The health  of the citizens is the first consideration of a  municipal organization, and it is pleasing to  note that this is the view the taxpayers take  of the,case.  A young man named  Angus  A. McKenzie,  of Kincardine  township, Ontario, who is  in  the  Klondike,   writes home  describing    the  shameless, way in which miners are treated by  the.Sifton official robbers in the Yukon.    The  writer, of the letter is a Liberal, and his friends c  in,Bruce county are Liberals, but  they have  authorized the publication of the  lett.r, from  which the following are a few extracts:   "This  has  been  a  hard country until   recently to  either send news from or get news into.    Alex.  and I are together and in good health.   Were  it, not   for   the  total  depravity of Canadian  official* we might be having a  fair share of  wealth, top.    We came to Dawson, went prospecting and made a new discovery on the hills  of Bear Creek.    We were then entitled to the  rights of discovery, which,  according  to  the  law, should give us double claims.    We made  applications   to  the; proper officials, and instead of getting our rights, two of   the  principal officers took a claim  each. , Not content  with that, they sent a  gang   of   their  roustabouts, to stake out and by some  means take  away  the  two. claims we did have.    When I  saw. the sheer rottenness of those officials, and  that it was useless to apply for help   to   the  very men who were doing the stealing, I  had  my rifle.loaded and threatened to blow them  into the United States (where they would have  been hanged, sure)or some other place.  That  stopped them.    I always believed in   Canadians^ but for dirty, low, mean JrobWy, give me  a  Canadian . Yukon official.     Hundreds of  brave,   fearless   men   who packed their pro-.'  visions over the mountains covered with snow  and ice, faced and  overcame jmany  dangers,  only to find their last sleep in the icy Yukon  fieldsVindirectly victims to the low, graBping  greed of those hungry officials:   One batch o  officials is no sooner filled to overflowing than  another batch arrives, and so1 the  work goes  on.   I wouW riot have believed: it hacLI not  tasted it and come in actual contact^ with it,  for I was always proud of having been born a s  Triton until, when I know by loss that the  Union Jack'is disgraced in this corner- of our,,  country.    But thaTis enough of them.   It is  utterly impossible to exaggerate their crimes.,  They are beyorid belief.   * "*   *   Tell Alex.  McKenzie, of the ninth concession, that if this  >. a; sample of- the   Liberal policy, never ta.  help put Liberals in. power, again, if he has  any regard for the future welfare of Canada.  ><  The easy, extemporaneous mariner in which  the Nelson hose team cleaned up the Ross-  landers brought joy to the hearts of the residents of this great town.  ' Divorce in Canada is a luxury which only  thh rich may enjoy. Hon. David Mills states  that during the past twenty years the Senate  of Canada has granted only 1 i6 decrees of  divorce, while during the same period the  United States had granted no less than 400,-  000 similar decrees. The Hon, Mr. Mills  pleads strongly for tlve continuance of' the  Canadian law as it has been. The feeling of  the Senate is that there is not a more dangerous enemy to the stability of the state than  lax divorce laws, and if Canada were to continue to be respected and honored by other  nations for the unflinching faithfulness to the  principles which exalt a people, the divorce  law must stand where it is at present  The city council of Kaslo are wr-estling  with a lire limit by-law. The only strange  thing about this is that Kaslo did not move  sooner in the matter.  Mark Twain has hit upon a novel method  of handing his name down to posterity. He  is now engaged in writing a book that will be  published 100 years after his death. In this  book Mr. Clemens will tell the whole truth  about the men and women whosa he has met  during his lifetime.  The Toronto World speaks thus editorially  on the Government's redistribution measure:  With a great flourish of trumpets the Government announces that the redistribution of the  constituencies is .to be absolutely fair and im- THE   ECONOMIST  partial; the carrying out of the act is to be left  to the judiciary.   It by no nwansfoUpwsthat^  the   Government's redlstribtftiogfbilftf ijr an  equitable one because the judgesg|e to admmg.  ister it.   The judges are obliged^ admjjtster  isterit.   Thejudgesareobl,ged|, aanp8��    s "1,-f Vh "expansion schemers are play  ^^ ^t "I^JtiZSZ*9*** people for fools surely.   And the ca  W4 louse under the thumb nail. And the poor  struggling masses of New York must be taxed-  \ for|�� 150,000 to celebrate such Heroism !   A  Ibaiuet at, $100 a plate.   A feed and a guz-  zlefand a whirlwind of declamation over such.  recourse but to administer the laws sueh-afr  they fifidlhemm the statutes... In-the_;case  . in question^ ithe-Government proposes to pass  an unjust-and unfair, bill, and then hope to  . square��themBelves 'by, RalUng^ upon the )U-.  diciary.t'ogive^effectfe.the, IJilL J} the;*,oj-  ernmeni*e?l!y4ntends,to^^^  tial and-;ndn,poU.rtcal,me?a^  ' all hW established^^ qf ���i^?^��J>  allowing^*; many^vofers.or ��^Ji%}��&,  tant*tosh'ave^ope^represejitative,, V**���^  . commisstoned.the.judges^ define the  tern-.  torial limitsifl��,thei,c9nstiffie^i& ��f��ft ���M/.  ernmerit!s[system ofcredistributipn.,,,;? .. .^   ^.,  G'&SjwSofi^'antbaicustoms;. house &V&*  recover'* ijfficfe-It^ppears to;,:us:that,.|he;,  '. wants'of tte'Greenwood people .should; not be  overlooked..     Inff the people for fools surely.   And the cat  schemers know what they are about."  __ . It is about time the long suffering residents  . along Vernon street received some recognition  at the hands of the city council.   There is  ,r"scarcely one important street in  Nelson that  "Has been more neglected  than  Vernqn, and,  next to Baker street, it is the most traversed  by pedestrians.   It   would  not cost much to  , put this thoroughfare in good  repair, and  we  l, hope the council will give the matter  the at-  -tention it merits as soon as possible.  Champerty is defined as the maintenance of  a party in a lawsuit, upon condition of sharing with him thing at issue if recovered. It is  said that the British Columbia Law Society  will have a matter of this character in the  near future, and that a certain legal luminary  may be disbarred. * ��� ��-  HTs^undbrstood^-that.Charles^H, Mackin-  tosh^Ionrierly aieutenant^qyernor , of the  Northwest Territories, w4hov-is returning to  Canada from BoglandJiM retired from the  directorship,?! the, British America Conwra-  ,tion,;;He.cpntemPlaW forming a-company  in Canada for the saleanH registration of the  Londo^and'Glqbe, British America Corpora-  tion/:Le.Roi.and ot^ B,har!fl: ,\ . T *  The I>(x# Silk}** New Westminster,is one  of lhe'Wghteili': daily papers published in  British 'Cdlumma. Mr.'McNeili has reason to  feefproua^of 'his publication:    >*   f...,'  ;:. .'S-.-,x  r  '  *    1?* Jt> J ���.'  \&k-  The anh^nce'm'erif that Ar-L.^Belyea, E*q ,  haTbeen^aile'-aa.^ only proves that the  Martm ?Governoftbf*may- do the right thing  nowandaga^'by accident. ..The.-Economxst  extends its congratulations-to .Mr. Belyea.  *,Thb BobbaVgeon Independent 'does'not take  kindly to Admiral Dewey's victories Here  i3 what that paper has to say of Admiral  Dewey's return: Admiral"Dewey is coming  home'lo tlieStatesy anxl the Newark council  i^o issue bon^^  penses^celebra^^  fear of'pudti madness t Whatm bamHill .is  to be ?doue f By! pre^arrangpment; ..and forewarned "he' wen*-;\Wrt a- defenceless; harbor,  and with a fleet the perfection^modern in-  ven ion he knocked to pieces a squad of unprepared- ,-oid..t��^m^m who\:^n Tf  them = with whichithe^couldxe^ch ^him.    He  ac iwlly-oalledaffiM^ bwM XPL hl8 men  take breakfasti,and,then,re;suped;3he baiting  of the ^poorr.Spaiiish ;s%t?.:r .���uni^ge ! Heroism ! Great heavens, it was the courage of a  g-ant steppin   on a toad, the heroism of crack--  The Queen of Madagascar setting fashions  for Parisiennesl   Think of it!    It sounds like  a Gilbert and Sullivan opera idea, but it is a  positive fact.   The dusky Rariavolo was not  permitted to  visit Paris,  but  the delicately  embroidered gauze which trimmed  the gown  she   wore   when   she   arrived  in   Marseilles  caused such a sensation  that  the  dethroned  sovereign was beseiged by dressmakers almost  as soon as she left the vship.    To one  dressmaker who won her majesty's favor by bringing a number of pretty Paris costumes for the  queen to try on, Ranavplo gave a square yard  of   the   wonderful   embroidered    gauze,  and  the     modiste    now    employs    a    host    of  church   embroidery   workers   to    copy    the  stitches and try to reproduce the odd coloring  of the original.   The very  newest  styles  are  so flat and severe that the  gay  colored Mal-  gache embroidery is hailed as  a  welcome relief.  Baker is growing worse instead of better.  The Nelson Miner has taken up its quarters on  that thoroughfare.  regard to the enforcement of the eight-hour  law is emphasized by the following report of  one of its meetings, telegraphed from Vancouver to the Victoria Colonist:  Cotton���I tell you, gentlemen, the enforcement of this eight-hour law is a rash step, and  may be followed with bad results. What do  you think, Mr. Semlin?  Semlin���I'll not say anything just now.  Martin���You're too squeamish, Cotton. You  mustn't overlook toe fact that just at present  the labor vote is the balance of power in this'  Province, and we must cultivate it. Isn't that  so, Semlin? ���     '  -  Semlin���I haven't given the "matter consideration. ' =  Hume���I think, with Cotton, that the Gov-  ,  ernment may go too far and  lose more votes  than it will gain.    I wish Semlin  would say  how it strikes him.  Semlin���1 am not prepared to say anything  at present.        ,  Hume���I'm in , a position- to know that a  great number of miners, would sooner work  ten hours than have their pay reduced. The  labor organizations on the Coast seem to be  forcing our hands.  McKechnie���I'm for enforcing the law, and  don't care who knows it, or that  I  speak for'  the labor organizations in Nanaimo.  Martin-���What is the use of wasting time.  We've got to take the decision of the unious,  no matter what the opinions of individual  miners may be. I wish Semlin, would express  himself, one way or the other.  Semlin���I have nothing to say.   Martin���Well, the eight-hour law goes.  A^nd so it does.  Amateur Bports are growing more popular  in this part of British Columbia as the popu-  tion, increases. At the present time we have  clubs for the perpetuation of almost every  sport participated in by the Anglo-Saxon  race.  The situation with regard to the eight-hour  a day law has not changed since our last  issue The mine-owners are a unit in the  matter of paying $3 for an eight-hour day  while it is understood the miners' union will  not accept less than $3.50, the rate paid for  the ten-hour day. Within the next few days  the owners and the.miners are likelyjo engage  at closer quarters, and then.8ome ida.may be  formed as to the policy both parties wil pursue A few of the mine-owners have already  precipitated matters, although it was gener^  ally understood that the first move would not  be made until tomorrow.  That the Provincial Cabinet is not a unit in  It is a matter for regret that there are so  many criminal cases to be tried at the present  assize court. The list shows that crime is on  the increase in the Kootenay, but there is one  consolation that there is only one or two Canadians among the offenders.  It now transpires that the militia department has unearthed a deed of Stanley Park  and Deadman's Island, received from the imperial authorities in 1883. Just what effect  this may have on the agitation with regard to  the ownership of the island, it is difficult to  foretell.  Not so long ago Trinity Church, New York  was pointed out to the stranger vUrting.ttie  city as a marvel on account of its height. -Em  so many skyscrapers have crept upward W  the last few years , that Trinity is, W"*-  tively nowhere.   Why, it's only 288 feet high  ano-though six inches higher than the dome  of the Capitol at Washington, that is nothing  to speak of.   The Ferris Wheel at the Chicago  wKwrawwnwwOTwa^^  m/XKsiKSSV^S.WiSSSSi^P3SflSSBBSSSS89S^ T^O^^irr^T/r/N^rr t*tt��p  THE ECONOMIST.  3  Exposition, was 305 feet high, and the Syndicate Building on Park Row, the tallest building'in New York, towers up 390 feet. The  Washington Monument at the national capital, is 555 feet in height, more than 100 feet  higher than the Great Pyramid, in Egypt;  -and while the steamship Oceanic, if placed on  end, would,reach 704 feet, it sinks into insignificance when put along side the Eiffel Tower,  ��ich is 985 feet high, a stupendous height,  ich'can hardly be realized without seeing it.  t  French word-makers are now engaged ��� in  trying to coin a sufficiently s5ieminc"s-ounding  name for the peculiar phase of insanity developed by the Dreyfus agitation. Twenty-  live persons affected with the Dreyfus mania  have recently been admitted to Paris insane  asylums. From other French cities come  similar, reports.  1 .There  is  a  quicksilver" mitie in Peru.170  fathoms in circumference and  480  feet  deep.  In this  profound  abyss ,are   streets-, squares  'and a chapel where religious worship is  held.  The Russian Government by a recent edict  claims-all meteorites which-may be'found.  The finder is to receive only 5 per'cent of the  value.',   '        ' ���*"..'_  Melbourne, Australia, withapopulaticn of  500,000, owns its own" lighting system, and  the city made'a profit- out of it last year of  $750,000.'  Australia newspapers report the complete  disappearance of Metis Island, which, as late  as 189.Q,,projected"150 feet above thy ocean:  It is calculated that the yearly production  of paper in the world is 3,000,000,000 pounds  weight, and this emanates from" 2,891 mills.  Japan has a new light-house, made of bam-.,  boo, which is said to .resist the waves better  than kind of wood.  <*  ��� The Colonist has the following with regard  to-the exclusion of aliens : "We are not at all  surprised that President McKinley has preferred a claim at Ottawa on behalf of those  United States citizens, who took out mining  licenses in good faith, only to have their rights  under them swept away by the action of the  British Columbia legislature last winter.  When the Colonist first mooted the exclusion  of aliens from our placer mines, it was careful  'to specify that, in its opinion, such rights as  aliens had already acquired .under the licenses  should be conserved to them. It pointed . out  that the reputation of the province for fair  dealing was of far greater importance than  any little advantage thai might accrue from  curtailingfthe rights of aliens already^acquired  When the act was before the house, it, urged,  that a section should be included in it to pre- .  serve those rights and it made the same con-  teniion later., on in. the session,' when the  Placer Mining act was, being amended. But  all this proved to be of no avail, and the act  was put through without any such provision.  It is of course too late now to'remedy matters.  The government cannot give any rights to the  aliens holders of free miners' certificate's, which  the'legislature has taken away.' Judge Irving,  when he goes north as commissioner to adjust  disputes in Atlin, will have wide powers, but  he will be bound by. the law as he finds it on  the statute book. We greatly fear that the  province will have to remain under the stigma  ��� of unfair dealing towards those persons, wh^  came amongst us in goodfaith, believing that  they weresafe in acting upon,the laws asMhey  ���found them, without any danger of being put  to useless trouble and expense, and in many  cases to great financial loss, by reason of the  hasty and ill considered action of the legisla-.  ture, under the guidance, of the present pro-'  vincialgovernment."   .  The prize-fighters of Chicago have organized ���  a' boxing trust���not. to.'limit   "production,"  . but to raise prices.   The members have agreed  not to fight hereafter for purses   of  less   than  $75 each.   '  Mrs. Leland Stanford is the owner of one  of the finest jewel collections in the world. It is  valued at $2,000,000,,and contains four'sets of  diamonds from the valuables of Queen Isabella  of Spain'. ���  Lord Saltsbery once handled a pick and  shovel. During the great Australian gold  craze he set out as a gold hunter, and the  hovel in whioh he lived as a rough, red-shirted  miner is still standing.  The Chinese detective force is a secret body,  and the best organized in the world. They  have an eye upon every man, woman or child,  foreign or native,v in China, and in addition  watch over each other.  It must be a subject for regret that Canadians do not take more interest in the forthcoming celebration of Dominion Day. It is  essentially a Canadian day, and Canadians  should not leave it to others to do the work  that should properly be done by themselves.  The coming celebration promises to be the'  greatest in the history of the Kootenay. ' Already a large amount has been subscribed,  and the gentlemen who have the matter in  hand are determined to carry the event to a  successful issue. The purses will be the largest ever offered in British Columbia. There  will be boat, horse and bicycle races, all descriptions of sports, a trade procession, etc.,  etc., in fact every event that can be crowded  into a two-day's celebration.  MINES AND MINING  (Cascade Record.)        - ,  Aunn>t.Rei*ihl with Harry Denton   are���at  work on their claims, the Mabeland Bessie on  McRae creek, driving a tunnel- to strike the   ,  ledge at a considerable depths  The properties  are favorably,spoken of. ���  ���  Last Thursday the last half of   the   12-drill    '  compressor plant for  the  City  of .Paris  and  Lincoln in White's camp, passed through'Cas-  cade, on ilue way to the mine.    There were, two,  carloads   of "the    machinery,   requiring, six  freighters' outfits.    They had   been  five  clays  ,  Kyi\ the road from Bossburg.  .    Work still continuesunder  Mike Shick  on  the Mother,Lode in the Burns Basin, and  the .  properly is improving. ' The impression   pie-  Vails that it will sh-.rtly be taken over .by  the  British American  Corporation, whose expert   .  ��� recently passed a favorable opiiiioivon it after   .  a careful examination.  Willarson and Johnson have given a 30-day  cash option on the Big Chief group to a Mont-  real syndicate, which will expire on June l6ih.  This group adj line the Mystery group, and'  like the latter extends over the hill into, the  . Burnt Basin. The Big Chief Group' is" well  ' sooken uf\ and will shortly  be  examined^ by .  ��� an expert for the syndicate having the option.  D    H.  Beecher, Duncan   Mcintosh,  D. A/  Cameron, Dr..F. Reddy and  A. E. J. Perciyal  have purchased the Homestake claim in Sum-  ' mit camp from J.-W. Cheer,  at  a  figure  nof   ���  'given out.    The property  is  well   thought^  ��� and will   be  developed  at  once.    Something  Hke 150 feet of work have been done thus far,  and assays as high as   $62 40  in   all. values  have been obtained from a vein of four and, a  half feet of solid ore. .  One of tbeproperties in the Burnt Basin that  promises well at present is the .Mystery group,  located  by  Chas. WUlarso'n-and  Pete Johnson.    A syndicate of  French  capitalists  has  recently taken over the group and- formed   a  stock company, known as the  Mystery  Gold  Mining & Milling Co., Limited, with a capital .  stock of $500,000, divided into 2,000,000 shares  of 25 cents each.,; Some 700,000  shares  have  been placed in the treasury, and   nearly naif  of this allotment has already been sold.   The  price is now two cents per   share.    The group  consists of the Mystery, Snow  View, Mermaid  and Robin, and the claims are located  on the  McRae  Creek slope,  overlooking Gladstone.  E.N. Ouimette   and   J. A.   Sauceir, of Ross-  land, who are also interested   in   the   Ennis-  more, organized the company.    Messrs. Johnson and Willarson reived a substantial cash,  payment down, and retain   a   controlling interest in the company's holdings.  T. Leo Peel has returned from a somewhat  protracted business visit to Sandon.  The assize court has  attracted many  litigants to Nelson this week.  mmsmmsmummie 4  THE ECONOMIST.  THE FIGHT TO THE DEATH.  By J. B. Hodge���  ,. chapter i.���Watching.  The little band of red-coats were, for the  m moment, in comparative safety where they  had halted, in a curious, cup-shaped hollow,  just below the crest of the pass.  ' They certainly, deserved a respite, for the  picket had been catching it hot enough ever  since it had begun to retire.  Out of thirty broad, smooth-cheeked, white-  helmeted soldier lad3 who had paraded that  morning, four had been left behind in the  stillness Of death ; seven more were helpless  burdens upon their comrades' shoulders ; and  of the rest there was scarcely one but had  some mark of the day's amusement upon  him. c.     '    '  "'"They were four miles, at the outside, from  camp, and two from the spot where rtie hills-  men, if they:'were quick enough in turning  the enasm to-theJ left, would have a very  fair chance of cutting off the whole party.  True, there were no signs as yet,' of any  such tactics on the part of the enemy, but the  movement might easily be executed without  the retreating picket seeing any signs that it  was in preparation.  However, there was just time���so far as a  "rough caicul' tion of- distance would enable  one to judge���to be beforehand with their  pursuers at that critical point; still, to insure the victory in that race for life, the  slowest portion of the party���the wounded  and their bearers��� must go on at once.  So reasoned Neville Troyte, the young  subaltern of barely four years' standing, in  command, of the hard-pressed little band.  He was just giving orders for the wounded  to be carried on, when he became conscious  for the first time of a warm, moist feeling  above his left hip, slowly spreading down his  leg, which, coupled with a growing desire to  sit or lie down, led him to the conclusion that  he must have been hit���and pretty hard hit,  too���-withouinqUcing it, in the flurry and  confusion of the last retirement.  His order given, he sat down, with as de-  liherate a nonchalance as he could muster,  and considered the position.  One swift downward glance assured him of  the existance of a crimson patch upon the  khaki of his jumper, which could not long  pass unobserved.  A brief review of such medical knowledge as  he possessed convinced him that a wound in  such a spot was not improbably mortal.. A  still briefer survey of the surrounding circumstances told him that the fighting strength of  his party could afford no further deductions.  Five rifles���for the bearers of the wounded  were necessarily useless���did not afford very  much fighting strength; if he had to be  carried also, it would mean knocking two off  that arid the detatchment's last chance would  be gone. What chance would three men  have of stopping a rush of fanatfc swordsmen ?  For his own part,, he was quite convinced  and  of the necessity of dying where he   was,  resigned to the prospect.  Nevertheless, he realized that the, rest of his  party might not be inclined to accept his view  of the case, but might.prefer to risk all their  lives for, at best, the empty satisfaction of  enabling him to die in camp.  Discipline, he felt, could no longer avail  him ;   but tact might still do much.  chapter ii.���Danger.  He unfolded his map and arranged it, with  studied carelessness, to cover the tell-tale  stainsi on jumper and breeches; then he  threw all his'strength into his , voice ; which  none the less sounde* strangely week and  husky.  " Now, sergeant, move on steadily with the  rest, and don't stop for anything until you're  in camp. Leave Parkin and Wilmot with  me, and we'll Jinock spots out of the gentlemen behind."  " Where am I to wait for you, sh," asked  the sergeant, saluting.  k4 You're not to wait: I shall probably  have to go over the, cliffs to look out on the  flank, so I shan^t come  along  the  track  at  a. t i. >  " Beg pardon, sir,"   put   in,  the   noncom.,  "but ycu ain't fit to'stay, you're wounded."  "Wounded, Morgan!     What  makes  you  say so ?~",  " Your voice, sir."  " What sort of a voice do you expect me to  have, after hollering through all the musketry  to-day ? But I've none to say now, so when  I tell you to get on, please do" it. Parkin,  just peer over the bank and see if you can  get a shot ui."  The sergeant, not quite certain that the  weakness of his officer's voice was attributable  to the alleged cause, gathered his little party  together, and moved on, with one significant  glance of appeal at Private Wi lmot, Parkin  having commenced his individual firing.  But the glance was wasted, for Wilmot,  though obviously not best pleased at the turn  affairs had taken, was exchanging nods of  farewell with his comrades of the   rank   and  file.  " Now, Wilmot." put in Troyte, " See  whether you or Parkin can shoot the* straigh-  ter."  " Olive oil, you chapsies," shouted Wilmot,  turning back with that strange perversion of  French farewell, and climbing nimbly up beside Parkin.  Once comfortably settled, with only head  and shoulders visible above the friendly bank,  he commenced a monologue in somewhat  ribald strains, punctuated by the crack of the  LeerMetford.  " Individooal firing���at five 'undred���at  the blooming fool oo's climbing over the  boulder. Kermence 1 Clipped 'im in the  toe ! At six 'undred���at the nigger with a  flag ! Rick ! Helevation insufficient, as the  copper said to the gent who wasn't drunk  enough to be run in. Try again. Miss !  Why can't yer stand still to be 'it like a proper targit, you cheat ?" and so oh.  Troyte was hopelessly perplexed by the  question how much start' he ought to allow  the sergeant to render it absolutely out of the  question for anyone to come back for him  when they found he was left behind.  To leave to small a margin might imperil  the safety of the whole detatchment; to  allow too much would be tantamount to  chucking away the lives of the two men with  him, yet the sergeant would never have  allowed him to stay alone.  He had, therefore, chosen his companions^  carefully, as the two men  in his detachmentijp  who would be least likely to disobey his orders     -  when they bade him leave him and follow the  rest.  Parkin was a heavy-looking, sullen lad with  no forehead to speak of, and a compensating  abundanceof jowl, who resembled nothing so  much as a convict escaping in a stolen uniform. Wilmot was his opposite in almost  every respect���a sligrit, weedy Cockney, the  wag and scapegrace of the company, whom  Troyte had picked out because he had that  day shown less taste for fighting and more inclination to gravitate towards tne rear than  any other members of the party.  He would be sure to go,, readily   enoughs-  while Parkin might be trusted not to originate  any. line of action for himself.  It was certain the sergeant's party must be  far enough ahead by this time. " Bullseye I"  cried Wilmot, triumphantly, as an incautious^  tribesman, who had ventured too far into the  the open, dropped his juzzail and pitched over  on to his back ; then, bursting into a paean,  of victory, " If you only stick to it you are  sure to hit, for every bullet 'as it's billet."  " Now then, my lads, it's   time   you   were ���-  off."  Troyte was horrified to find how weak his  voice had grown; still, it reached Wilmot,  the nearer of the two privates. He slithered  down the bank and deftly found his feet at  the bottom.     Parkin still   went   on  loading.  and firing.  "All right, Mr. Troyte, sir," answered.  Wilmot, " show us the way."  " I'm going to follow you!"  " Foller us ! That be bio wed for a tale, sir!  Beg pardon, but you can't stand, sir !"  " I'm all right, you fool !     Off you go !"  chapter hi.���Defying Orders.  Wilmot looked at his officer, looked at his  comrade, looked at the rugged cliffs that-  closed them in as if crowding to see how a  British " Tommy" would face the emergency;  then he oppened his mouth and closed it with  a snap, climbed up the bank again, and reopened fire.  " Wilmot, did you hear my order ?"  " I did, sir."  " Very well, obey it at once !"  Wilmot turned his head, in the act of load?-*  ing, to cast one look down the valley toward^8**  friends and safety, and another at his officer's  recumbent form, turned back again, closed  his breech, and raised his rifle to take aim..  " At once !   Do you hear me ?"  StMBSWi^ii^^ THE ECONOMIST.  "  ��-  Wilmot pulled the trigger before answering.  " It can't be done, sir !"  " Don't be a blistered fool!     Are you going to do what you're told ?"  ���' What's the row V growled Parkin.   " Mr.  Troyte wants us to leave 'im," said Wilmot.  " But we ain't a-going to���not much !"  "Not muchl'? echoed  Parkin, jerking   a  used cartridge case behind him.  "Leastwise," amended Wilmot, "'cause  arter all, discipline is discipline, not till we've  seen 'im steady on 'is pins."  ^ Troyte collected all his strength, and struggled to his feet, but almost immediately his  le 8 seemed to curl up underneath him, and  he went down again like a pack of cards.  "As I thought," said Wilmot, slipping  down the bank Again. " Ere's a pretty state  of things !"  He gripped the wounded officer and raised  him, but only by exerting all his strength.  Troyte was a solid twelve stone, even when  stripped ; Wilmot was as near the minimum  of height and chest as any man in the army.  " Lord, I might as well try to carry the  Tower Bridge. This is a job for Sandow,  this is. Do you think you can cart 'im  along, Jowler ?" ��   .  " Keep off these niggers for a minute, Joey,  and I'll try."   >  Wilmot kept up the fire, while Parkin ex-:  perimented, rather to his officer's discomfort.;���  then he deliverd his verdict.  " 'E's a full load for the pair of ue." .  " Very well, Jowler, if it must be, it must;  only if them niggers," briefly indicating their  lineage, character, and prospects in the future  life in phrases that may - be omitted, "tries  to rush us, strikes me they'll have a 0walk;  over."  Troyte had not protested during the weight-  lifting experiments, as his exertions and his  fall had dazed him for the time ; now he  writhed upon to his elbow and spoke.  " Look here, you  two ;   don't   be infernal  idiots ;   I'm done, I know, but I don't   want  . your blood on my head, so I'm not   going   to  let you stay.    I've got my revolver Btill, and  if you so much as offer to carry me I'll put   a  . bullet through my own head.    Now go."  ;There was.a pause. Three or four bullets  bullets screeched overhead, as many splashed  oh the stones round ; then Wilmot answered.  ." I don't know as you ain't right, sir. The  bullet 'ull make yOu so much the heavier, of  course, but if you're dead you'll be less trouble  to carry, 'cause we shan't have to be particular which side up we carry you."  He grinnedin appfeciation ofShis ghastly  humor. "But make up your mind to this,  sir; alive or dead, you go back with us, as  far aa we can get."  Troyte ground his teeth in impotent revolt.  " Look here, you fellows; I'm not joking. I'll  give you two minutes to clear; if you ain't  jone then, I firei"  Half the time passed slowly ;   Parkin   had  resumed his position for firing ;  the enemy's  bullets screeched and   whistled   faster,  and  splashed nearer at hand.  Suddenly Wilmot came down the hank like  an avalanche, and swung the rifle butt against  the wounded officer's elbow, forcing him to  unclasp an<i drop his^ revolver, which the  soldier promptly kicked out of his reach, careless that one barrel exploded in the process.  " Now I've done it���struck my officer ! So,  if the niggers don't shoot me our own chaps  will. Sorry, sir, but we mustn't allow those  brutes to find their work done for them."  ( chapter iv.���to the death.  Parkin uttered an inarticulate cry of warning. Four of the hillsmen, having worked up  to within fifty paces, had seen Wilmot's helmet disappear and calculated that the time  had come for a rush.  Parkin emptied his magazine at them, stopping one with a Dum-dum bullet; another  tripped and fell, thought better of it while on  ground, and crawled back to cover.  The two others appeared at the top of the  bank. Wilmot fired.point-blank at one, who  pitched"forward on to Troyte's legs, with a  ghastly wound in his forehead.  The other cut at Parkin, who slithered down  the bank, so that the blade missed him by  inches. The striker overbalanced himself,  and, while he was still swaying on the edge,  the two . Englishmen leaped up at him like  tigers, and the dagger-shaped blades of the  Lee-Metford bayonets clashed together in his  -body.  . "Not as that'll do any lasting good," growled  Wilmot, as he composed himself to resume  fighting. " 'Ow many more rounds, Jowler?"  , "About fifteen, Joey," recharging his maga:  zine.  "Thirteen'ere, Jowler;, it's a pity to waste  'em;" and he lowered his rifle from his  shoulder.  Troyte must have fainted about   this  time,  for the next thing he was   conscious   of was  Wilmot's singing, "Thank Gawd, like a soldier  my gallant boy died���that's 'ow 'e received j  the news."  "Oh, dry up your row," growled Parkin;  but Wilmot had stopped, almost before his  comrade spoke���had stopped and remained  silent, drooping his head forward on to the  back-sight of his loaded rifle.  Two or three moments passed, and he  neither sang nor spoke. Parkin was puzzled;  he called his chum by name, but received no  answer; he stretched out his hand and touched  him. Wilmot rolled away unresistingly and  disclosed his face.  Parkin uttered a cry; then, snatching at  Wilmot's pouch, drew out his few remaining  cartridges and began firing, wildly and  rapidly, to his front.  Meanwhile some of the enemy had got across  to the other side of the river, and were well in  rear of his position.  Their shooting was at first so wild that  Parkin did not realize their presence, though,  lying as he did, with his whole body exposed  to the fire���-a fair mark against the darker  bank���he was bound to do so before Ions!.  He had still six cartridges unexpended,  when, shot through the loins, he fell over  backwards, writhing and gasping and clutch  ing frantically at empty air; yet, even in his  mortal agony, he mastered himself enough to  blaze away his magazine into the sky, determined that those cartridges at least would  never be used against his comrades.  Troyte, contrary to all expectation, the survivor of the three, gazed at the ghastly death  struggle with uncomprehending eyes���he  ���eemed to lose the power to understand anything���he forgot how near at hand his own  death must be���forgot even that the dead  Wilmot had robbed him of his last resource,  the revolver���forgot to be thankful or even  surprised, when just at that moment hurried  footsteps arrived, and a voice, strangely like  Bennett's of the Guides, sounded in his ear.  *   * *'      ���.'*''������.���' *  After that he knew nothing-more till nearly  a week later, when he awoke to, consciousness  in the field hospital.  By the merest change Bennett, with a party  of the Guides who had missed their way, had  stumbled across the poor remnant of Troyte's  party and had Btarted back in hot haste to  rescue the officer and his two companions, arriving just in time for., the former, though too  late for his faithful bodyguard.  Troyte's wound proved dangerous, but not  mortal, though he all but fretted himself into  a fever over the fate of Parkin and Wilmot, for  which he held himself morally responsible;'  "And so he was," said Bennett, who had  heard and loved to retail the whole story,  "though I wouldn't let the poor fellow think  that f thought so for the world.  "He meant well, but he showed a sad want  of intelligence. Surely it doesn't need four  years' service to teach a chap that, if you want  to find a couple of Tommies who'll obey  orders when they're told to leave a wounded  comrade to the enemy and slope, you must  have a lot to pick from and pick very carefully, and even then I wouldn't mind laying  long odd8 that the men you pick will disappoint you, just as that couple did Troyte."  HALF-MINUTE  ENCYCLOPAEDIA.  Asked by a reporter what he considered his  greatest work, Anthony Hope replied : " It  has never been written."  In St. Petersburg is the largest bronze  statue in existence���that of Peter the Great  ���which weighs 1,000 tons.:  Rudyard Kipling is something of an artist,  and amuses himself during his convalescence  by drawing caricatures of all about him.  Queen Victoria has ordered a set of the One  Hundred of the Best Books as determined by  Sir John Lubbock. A special messenger will  take them to Osborne.  All deep-sea sounding records are supposed  to have been broken by the British cruiser  Penguin, which reports having sounded to a  depth of 4,762 fathoms, or 28,732 feet^ in the  Pacific ocean between New Zealand and Tonga  Islands. The Penguin also found out that the  Falcon Island, which was formed during a  volcanic eruption in 1885 and disappeared  last September, has sunk eighteen feet below  the surface.  ^^in^^'mM��miwm)mmti!!m>m!mm&mimj!M THE ECONOMIST:  ������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������^���������������������^������������^  Cr   C  ...The Best  THE-  Horn Piano  That will last you and,  will give you., satisfaction, s It has . stood the  test in, the Kootenays  for thirteen years. The  only first-class Piano  made in Canada   Oterns  Style, Special Model  ���   Will Sell the Above   Mentioned to Compete With  Everybody.  Send for Prices.  ���    ���  ���  ���  ���  I  WATCHES AND JEWELRY.  Repairing a Specialty.  ���   Satisfaction Guaranteed.  I/,-;;-"  t  I ������������-"-'���- ������������-.  Orders By Mail or Express Receive Oiir  Prompt Attention.    ...     .    .     .     .  Four kinds of S^e w i n g  ���    Machine's- the Best  in America.  ison rviacnines  flachlnes in Different Styles.  lines.  Domestic Sewing Machines  lines.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������*���*  Nelson is rapidly developing into  a dramatic ceutre. The Opera  House has been occupied about  twenty nights during the month,  and Manager Annable is making  bookings that will keep the house  open the greater number of nights  during the summer months. It is  quite evident that Nelson is earning a favorable reputation as a  f-how town.  Hamilton, a city, by.the way, that  rhas-given Several famous actors  .and actresses .to Upstage. Miss  El int. has a fi ? s el y-modulated voice,  a pleasing stage pre ence, together with an intelligent conception of , the ] arts aligned  her. The other members of the  company are! ambitious,-and Feem  determined to do their best^ Mr.  Lindley will iret urn here ,the latter  end of June. ���  The Lindley company concluded  a week's engagement last Saturday  night. During the wr-ek this com-,  pah}' gave several performances that  were equal in style and finish to the  work of higher \pnced traveling  companies.' :There are very Jew  iheatrical troupes which can boast  of a comedian of the ability of Mr.  Lindley, For nearly fort^r ���yfart;  this veteran actor has been before  the public, and Canadians have  come to regard him as one of them-'  selves. Another one of the company deserving special recognition  The Bittner company opened to  a good houre in "Young Mrs. Wih-  thrope" last Monday night.   There | a nee, and is entitled to liberal sup-  performance provided, it might be  with regard to those war pictures.  Canadians cannot be expected.to  take the flame interest in the glories  of the Yankee flag as their neigh-  hor,s., and it is asking a little too.  much for us to go into' ecstacies  every .time an American : war ship  passes in. front of us on canvas. We  are all-pleased that the Americans  covered themselves with glory, but  the national dislike of flattery prevents us from repeating the matter  too often. However, Mr. Bittner's  company gives a finished perform  If you want the choicest brands and.  blends of tea and coffee, go to Morrison  isMiss Flint. This lady is a native of & Caldwell.  have been a few changes made in  the organization since its last appearance here, notably the addition  of Mr. Fulton. Mr. Waldron, a  young actor of exceptional merit,  remains with tl e company, and  Miss Choate is still leading woman/ Mr. Bittner, Mr. Fredericks,  Miss Bittner, Miss Hermann and  Miss Stevens are ���,'also retained in  the cast. The singing of Mr. Fulton and the specialties of Messrs..  Mo an and McClelland are agreeable features of the entertainment.  If any exception were taken to  the  port. The production of "Young  Mrs. Winthrqpe" might be termed  an artistic success. The acting of  Mr. Waldron was beyond criticism.  Miss Choate demonstrated her right  to the claim of being an emotional  actress of more than ordinary merit.  Mr. Fulton played the part of Herbert most  acceptably, and it  may  be said without exaggeration that  the cast throughout was really excellent; Mr. Bittner's company  have a warm place in the hearts of  theatre-goers in Nelson.    We trust  their season may prove as great a  success financially as it is artistically.  .-?. Last,night:thevBittner company  gave "At.Gay. Long Branch'' to a  good house. . .The, performance was  equali'ih every respect to. the first  night.   The comedy part was taken  by Mr. Kelly; and he sustained the  reputation: he has already  won   in  Nelson for his laughter-provoking  capabilities.   The  other members t  of    the     cast    were    equal    to (  what was required   of  them.    Tonight "Only a Country Girl," with  the following   cast  of characters, :.  willbe given: N  Jack Gordon John Waldron  Joseph Garland. Edward B. Kelly  Frof. Percy Perry Walter Fredericks  Harry Fairfield J. T. Doyle.  A If. Gordon Leonard McClellan  Jake Far land Chris Moran  Rose Garland Miss Mattie Choate  Alice Gordon Virginia Hermann  Harriet Watson } .Millie Stevens  Mra.Gordon       /  1 Ac* 'I.���Campi ri g O u t.  Act II.���The Wedding.  .'���.': Act III.���The Separation.  Act IV.���Reunited-,  To-morrow night, ." Running for  Congress,'* with the following cast,  is the bill:  ... ..Edward B.Kelly  .   .... .John Waldron  .. Walter Fredericks  .........W.W. Bitner  ...........Jack Doyle  ..MissMillie Stevens  . .Miss Mattie Choate  ....Miss Ella Bittner  JackMedford..;.'..'.'.,  Col. Murray..."..;','...,  Porter Vane..........  Dr. Leopold Bunyon.  Pete.L..........,,..  Mrs. Van Barclay;...  Mrs. Medford.........  Rose Van Barclay.,..  Annie Harringtou.. .Miss Virginia Hermann  Act I.���Jacksonian Democracy.  Act. II.���Elected by Proxy.  Act III.���A Red Hot Production Republi-  ���   ���    can.  - ���' ��� ���       . . ���" ���������;   ��� ��� if.' ���      '.   '    -  Everything m the grocery line at  Morrison & Caldweirs.  \,  �� THE ECONOMIST.  7  SHORT  STORIES.  Dr. Phillpotts, Bishop.of Exeter,  called to account several sporting  clergymen in his diocese in the  easly part of the century. Pie -met  one of them at a friend's house. "I  am told, my lord, that you object to  my hunting," said the clergyman  "Dear me, who could have told you  so?" answered the bishop; "what I  ffeject to is that you should ever do,  ���anything else."  Optical Department is '-:A- 1.  In Every Respect.    A Specialty Made of Adjustment of Glasses.    Have Your Eyes Examined, by an Expert and Prevent Loss of Eye-sight.    The Eye is the Most Sensitive Organ, ���  ���      '   and Should not be Neglected. , ���  ' The most-talked-of verses Oliver  Herford ever wiote were submitted  to the editor of Life, and they were  leturned, nat once but twice.   They  started on   their, third journey to  Life, accompanied by a note to the  editor.    "My dear Mr. Mitchell," it  began, "during your recent absence  from your office, your office boy has  been returning masterpieces, one of  which I enclose.    Please remit'at  your   earliest convenience.'   .And  the editor did remit.  lu Watches We Have the Best of Everything.  E  in  a  e  er>nam  OUR STOCK OF JEWELRY IS'WELL ASSORTED.  i ' ��� n  ���Baker Street,  Mr.' Zangwill; tells a good story  ������ of a lady, in America who rushed  v up to him after one of his lectures,  saying, "Oh, Mr. Zangwill, do shake  bandsj I really cannot go until I  have shaken hands!" "Madam,"  he replied, grasping her hand, "do  not let me prevent you from going."  This reminds us of the retort courteous of the lady who, addressing  a distinguished person at a railway  station:    "Ob, Mr.W , are-you  there?"    "Yes, madam,-I  am," he  said; "where are you ?:J   -  A Paris correspondent sends this  characteristic mot of a little six-  year-old girl in the French capital  to the Pittsburg" Bulletin: It appears that the child overheard all  the tattle about President Faure's  death and poor Mme. Faure'p g ief,  and then the next day she heard that  there was' a new President. She  went up to her mother and said:  "This M. Loubet���so soon���what  luck ! It' is only two days since M.  Faure died, and now she has another one." .  Nelson, B. C.  igars.  ��1  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  ootenay Bell, Little  G-em, Blue Buds, Ves-  onnie Fives..  ALL UNION HADE.  ��I-  D  ��@��  p��0. Box   126.  Telephone is8.  bable  18  the  "Kbocl-  At a station of the main line of  the East India Railway a train  froni Delhi had stopped, and one  of the travelers���an officer of the  Royal Engineers���began to quiz  from the carriage window a "tester"  Bio was going his rounds', striking  the wheels with his hammer.  "Why do you, beat the wheels like  that?" was the first question. "Sir-  karka hookum" ("It is the order of  authority"), replied the imperturb-  native. "But what  use of striking the wheels.?"  arjani. Hum i-sa thees burssi kur-  thani. . Sirkarka hookum." ("God  knows. I have been doing this for  thirty years. It is the order uf authority.")  An actor who is thoroughly" convinced of, the viudictivenefls of  women relates this anecdote in  support of his opinion : " I had a  woman enemy once. She was  leading woman in the company  when I was leading man. On the  stage we were lovers. Off the  stage we did n't even speak when;  we met. I had a scene with her,  in which I hadio clasp her in my  aims, while her head sank on my  breast. I wore a frock coat and a  beautiful, light satin scarf. And  what did that woman do? She  used to makeup with grease paint,  and when her head sank on .-my.  breast she used to rub   her   cheek  Wo are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,  LIQUORS,   HAVANA   GIGA RS,   ETC  All the leading brands always in stock.  PITHE  YATES   STREET,  BHUS  ir*"  VICTORIA, B.C.  5a. t-\  linrh  ;, Sasnes ana l yfjieo woTK,  GffiG8 Fillings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices  ckels  d  easonable.  satin tie with grease paint on it  isn't, a thing of -..beauty: I bad to  buy a new neck tie for every performance.     I stood it   five  nights,  scarf  what to do. I filled my  with pins, points outy and :Wheji  my lady rubbed her demask cheek  against my breast that   night   she  against my tie, and���well, a   light and then another woman  me1 looked like a war map."  . .1. .<a  8  THE   ECONOMIST  Dramatic  -Surprises  in   the   Law  Courts.  Some of the evidence which at  times turns the scales of justice conclusively in" fayor of one side or the  other is quite dramatic in its-simplicity.  Not long ago an Oregon settler  brought an action for the recovery  of his ranch, which, he contended,,  'had been wrongfully taken from  him, as he had satisfied all the  legal conditions to confirm his title.  His suit progressed promisingly up  to a . certain point, when its" complexion was entirely changed by  the production in court of a nest of  mice.    It was'proved that the. nest  ��� with its large family of mice had  been found in the settler's, bed,  thus furnishing the most complete  evidence that he had not occupied  the ranch according to law.  . A similar simple piece of evi-  dence recently cleared a man. from  a very serious'charge. He,was ac-  cused of assaulting a fellow-passenger in a railway carriage, and would  undoubted have been convicted if  he not been able to"prove that afthe  ; time the charge was made, he was  seen to be smoking a cigar with ah  unbroken ash so-long that it was  impossible, for him lohave moved  from his seat for some time before  , it was alleged the assault was committed.  A Mile. Page recently found a triumphant release in a Paris appeal  court from a sentence of six  months' imprisonment" ihat had  been passed on her in an inferior  court.. She had been seen through  the windows of her villa by some of  L> her neighbor?, dancing in a manner  ' which, they considered objectionable; and as the result of their information to the police, she was  sentenced to this term of imprisonment. ��  When the case came before the  Appeal... Court   the   fair danseuse  . asked, her judges to adjourn to a  private room, and there she executed the dances complained of for  their judgment. She was promptly  acquitted, and left the court without a stain on her character.  Some years ago a man who had  committed a murder in Germany  was convicted under very dramatic  conditions. The murdered man, a  soldier, had]a pt t moi k-y which was  devotedly attached to him, and  which had been the only spectator  of the crime.    All efforts to find the  . murderer had failed, when, as a last  resource, it was decided to call out  the company to which the murdered soldier belonged, in the hope  that.the monkey might be able to  point out the criminal, i , as was  suspected, he was a fellow-soldier  of his victim. *  The monkey, as if realizing what  was expected of him, scanned the  lines of soldiers closely until hi?  eyes rested on one'man, ha flew at  him, jabbering and screaming in  his rage, and attacked him furiously. The soldier, overcome by  by fright, confessed before the  whole company that he was the  murderer.  A short time ago the manager of  a Calcutta tea.garden was fund  brutally murdered, and all trace of  his assassin seemed to be lost.  When looking over the victim's  papers and books, a very faint  thumb-print was found on an atlas,  and it was thought that it might  have been left there by the, murderer/ The atlas was sent to the  '���Bursar," where it was found that  the thumb-print corresponded line  for line with that of a well known  criminal. The man was arrested  on this clue, and ultimately made  a full confession.  A;very conclusive p:ece of evidence in-a recent Quebec breach' of  promise case was a cuff on which  the diMoyftl swain had pencilled'  his proposal some months' earlier,  and which the plaintiff, with a prudent eye to contingencies, had preserved from the wash.  In a recent murder trial at St.  Louis the prosecution produced in  court a seriesof three photographs,  exactly reproducing the stages of  the murder as described by an eyewitness, from the conversation between the murderer and his victim  on the latter's doorstep, to the fatal  firing of the revolver.  Lipton's teas, 60c to 75c.   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Box 498.  ���&J  9A  vl  C  r^uMMimwuMijasBiwgiasMisaassBE w  THE ECONOMIST.  59  Living on the Umitc  "Nine-tenths of our surroundings are  Buperfluous," said the observant mam  "The government feeds its soldiers and  sailors on 30 cents a day. Just think of  that 1 As for household goods, let me  tell you. There is a man who does odd  jobs around our house, and the other  day he informed my wife that he was  going to move and gave her his'new address.  "About 8 o'clock I was strolling  along the street when I met my man  and his wife and their 14-year-old boy.  The man had a clock under his right  arm, a picture in his left hand and a  roll of bedclothing strapped on his  back. His~wife carried a large basket  filled with crockery and a small roll of  carpet. The boy brought up the rear  with two chairs and a dishpan. I loiter-  . ��d on the corner, and presently they  1 came along with more chairs, a collection of pots,and pans, and the man carried a table on his head. The third load  comprised another basket, probably containing kitchen utensils, more chairs,  broom, oil can? baby's chair and a bag  of flour. The man told my wife that he  had to borrow a pushcart to move his  stove and bedstead.  "Now, just think of that! One hundred dollars would certainly cover the  cost of that outfit, and three people  lived on it. Doesn't it make you realize  the hollowness of life?"���Philadelphia  Press.  A IaOus One.  A man well known in State street  circles found himself in front of what  �� he supposed was his Back Bay residence  late one evening recently. He had^a.  great many dollars' worth of wine under his waistcoat and, could not gain  entrance through the medium of his  latchkey. Becoming enraged, in a  drunken fashion, he kicked the door,  broke the glass and used language that  is unfit for publication. Finally the  door was opened, and the owner of the  house, who is athletic and irascible,  proceeded to kick the State street financier into the middle of the street.  '' Wazzer. you���hie���mean���hie?'' inquired the assaulted party indignantly  as he sat upon the curbstone and held  his throbbing >row with both hands.  "And what do you mean by trying to  break into my house?" inquired the  other man.  "Your���hie���house J" exclaimed the  State street mail in bewilderment.  "How���hic:���long���hash you lived���  hie���here?"  "For four years," was the answer.  "Holy smoke���hie!" exclaimed the  financier. "Have I���hie���been drunk-  hie���as long as that?"���Boston Traveler.  Cannibalism In Australia.  While the authoress of "A Flower  sHunter hi Queensland" saw nothing  but charm in the baauty cf the tropical  forests, except ,as regarded the snakes  and the stinging insects and the chance  of meeting a casual crocodile, she  found, alas, no good thing among the  Australian natives. . It is strange to  think that they are cannibals still, even  close to our towns. At one place where  Mrs. Rowan staid the natives had killed  Utile Phil's WJsti.      -  There was cr.ro a lit tie boy whose name  was Philip. ��  bright, curly head little lad  of three.    He it, ihe baby of ten and was  much petted..  . ������,      ���  One day when his mother was getting  ready to go to New York she told him that  he might ride down with her to the station  in the carriage and' then commenced to  get ready, when Phil, as ho was nicknamed, said, "Mamma, I want a bueken-  hook."  'Well, wait a minute," says  mamma,  lent for a few minutes. All of a sudden  mamma's skirt received a hard tug. When  she turned, Philip said: '  ���  "I wisht I wras the mamma'and you the  little boy."  "Why?" asks mamma.  "Betaus then I would get you a 'buck-  enhook' and never say 'wait a minute.' "  Of course he got tin? buttonhook.  I know that this story is truej because  PJnlip ��� is my little brother.���Bessie E.  Phillips in New York Herald.  and eaten a Chinaman  only a few d:iys J but Phil kept teasing and at last was si  before her visit.  At another placo '' they  told me," she  says, "that on that very  afternoon high  revelry had been going  on in the native camp as they feasted  off the roasted remains of an���old wOman, who had been allowed, against their  usual custom, to die a natural death the  day before." '  Nor are these savages pleasant neighbors.    A  settler at  whose  house Mrs.  Rowan staid at Somerset, Capo York���.  the only house  for  many miles in that  part of Queensland���can still arm n"  hundred men, if necessary, and guns  and pistols hang oa *h? Tails, ready  loaded in case of sudden attack. This !  gentleman' gave'' the authoress some i  Spanish dollars, cemented together with :  coral, which had been recovered from j  the wreck of. a warship which'early in';  this century ran ashore ou a roof near ,  the coast and whose crew were killed ;  and eaten by the natives. Of such tragic.;  memories Mrs. Rowan heard even more ,  in Now Zealand, where "almost every ;  hill is the site of an old pah. Every j  mountain, headland, rock and island j  has soni3 history of its own���some grim i  tale of savage barbarity or pathetic story  of love and courage. "   ���'  A Costly Game of Chess.  On the day preceding the ni^hton wh:��?h  General Washington had determined' to  cross the Lei aware river, Deo. 25, 1776,  and attack the. British anny at Trenton  an Englishman in the neighborhood dispatched his sen with a, note to the Briti.sh  commander, General Rahl, to warn him  of the approaching clangor. The general  was deq,Jy absorbed in a game or" ches:��  when I no note, was presented to him and,  without withdraw ing hi* attention from  the,bo;:rd, thoughtlessly jiut the not�� into  his vest pocket-  After the battle that took placo the n&z.%  day, when the Briti.sh commander, mortally wounded, was carried into the bousu ���  of Mr. Staeo.y Potts, the note was found  unopened in his pocket.  A Plant Sacred.  The. plant known as vervain, which  is not distinguished for its beauty and  which grows nowadays utterly disregarded,, was so sacred to the Druids  that they only gathered it for tLeir  divinations when the great dog star  arose, in order that neither sun u-ir  saoon should see the deed.  H�� Found the Firebug.  An Australian farmer who was recently burned out on a large scale, being certain that his grass had been feloniously ignited, offered ��25 reward for  the discovery of the perpetrator and  employed trackers at, great expense.  After a cursory examination they decided that a woman had made the tracks,  and when they had unearthed the shoe  that made them it was found to belong'  to the farmer's 17-year-old daughter,  who, when questioned, admitted thai  sho had started the fire "because she  loved to see the people excited and the  water carts hurrying about.'' The farmer is now called upon to pay the ��25 reward and another ��25 expenses in connection with the trackers.  Fascinating- Mary Stuart.  It would seem indeed as if years only  added to the charm of certain remarkable women. Mary Stuart was 47 at tha A Dicing Feat.  time she was beheaded, yet she' used 1 A wonderful feat in dancing is roller irresistible powers of fascination j corded from Berlin. At a recent ball a  through all her imprisonments and up I prize of a gold ring was offered to the  to the very last act of the tragedy, j lady who waltzed the longest without  Froude, it is true, insists on certain un- j stopping. Twelve ubuplcs competed,  romantio details, such as the wearing j They began waltzing, at 12:30 a. m. and  of a wig by the queen on the day. of ex- j it was 5:45 a. i��. before the winner and  ecution,   but   what    are   wigs   when i her partner stopped waltzing.    By 2:30  weighed in the balance with immortal  fascination? It was true that Mary was  no special favorite with her own sex,  nor does she nowadays inspire any disinterested enthusiasm _among women.  No; Mary Stuart was "a man's woman" both during her life and ever since  death. The army of her masculine  SYnirers is legion, and  the books that  five couples dropped out, and at 5:15  another lady fainted.' Two more couples  dropped out at 4:45, and at 4:50 only  Swo couples remained on the floor.  A Compromise.  A missionary in British Guiana who  has recorded some of his experiences in  ft book relates some curious instances  they have written in "ftter cause form a ; of the choice of names by negro parents,  literature in themselves. The queen oi j He was once asked to baptize a child  Scots died young and fascinating at 47, ("Seriatim ad Valorem," which would  and she will always remain the type oi -certainly have been distinctive. "Whia-  eternally irresistible womanhood.���Ex- j ky Emmanuel" may be quoted as a tri-  changa. ��� umphP of   compromise.������ Westminster  ..������ ���" : ���:'. '������Gazette.'. ' * ... '������ !!. '���   ���  My Little Man.  I know a little hero whos'i* face is brown with  tan.  But through it shines the spirit -that makes  the: boy a man���  A spirit strong and sturdy, a will to-win its  way. ,  It does me good to look at him and watch him  day by day. ���        '  He tells mo that his mother is poor and sewg  i for bread.   ' -  ���  "She's Mich a dear, good mother!" tho Jittla  !   .        fellow said,  And then his'eyes shone brighter���God blesa  ! the,,little man!���  ; And he,added, "Cause I love her I help her all  i 'lean." ,    ���  Ah, that's the thing to do, boys, to prove the  love you bear  To the mother who has kept you in long and  loving carol  Make all hor burdens lighter, help every way  you can ' =s?=s=5sj  To pay t he debt you owe her, as does my little  man! ��� ,    ���Selected. ���  Other Side of the Moon.  Lois was in the mountains arid was told  that father and  sister, both saw the sanie  moon sho was looking at.   A iter puzzling  her small head a few minutes she said:  0   "Oh, that's all right; they arc looking  ftt thtf other sidel"���.New York Tr-ihuno.  A Singing Monae.  A good deal of skepticism prevails as to  the fact of there- being: sinking mice, but,  having: kept such a songster for four years,  an English gentleman is in a position to  speak with authority:  Sho was caught in  a coa! mine, was  brought to. trie surface and handed over to  the  narrator.    Thus commenced an  acquaintance which  soon  ripened into intimacy and  which  was only  terminated  !, by her death.    There was no doubt about  I her song���a pretty birdlike warble, rising  I and failing alternately and of sufficient  j power to carry from the top to the bottom  of tho house when all was quiet.  In appearance sho was just an ordinary  house mouse, with the usual well groomed  coat, the cascade of whiskers, the beady  black eyes and an elegant tapering tail,  like the rest of her tribe. It was her song  alone which singled her out from tho dumb  millions of her fellows, and this song she  poured out almost without intermission  during her waking hours.  Our-First Flag In Action.  Daring Paul Jones, commander of the  Bonhomme   Richard,   had the honor of  hoisting the first flag of stars and stripes  over an American vessel, and  this same  flag was also the first to bo saluted by a  foreign power in recognition of the United  States.    This historical banner still existfl  and is  in  possession of the Stafford family, descendants of the Lieutenant Stafford  who during the  battle between the Bonhomme Richard and the English ship Ser-  apis, leaped into the sea to rescue this flag  and then nailed it to the masthead.    The  flag was made in 1777 by Misses Mary and !  Sarah Austin, under the direction of Gen- j  eral Washington and Captain John Brown, i  It was presented  to Captain John  Paul]  Jones,   who carried  it to  victory many!  times and finally gave it to his trusted ;  lieutenant.    The flag is made of 'Eiigl ish  bunting.    Originally it  was 6 feet wido  &nd 15 feet long, but it is now not over 7  feet in length.���Chicago Record.  " ^ The Boy and Ilta Knife.  *��� Whittling as an amusement is probably  not so common now as it was half a century ago, when toys, of all kinds wo��*o  much less numerous. While every ouo  should rejoice in the many sports and  varied dovices which at present contribute  so much to a boy's mental and physical  development and givo him the steady andi  skillful.hands so useful in after life, still *  it is to be regretted if in our days of baseball. and tennis, of amateur printing  presses and " kodaks," tho ingenious usa  of tho jackknife that has made tho Yankca  boy proverbially a clever whittler should  become a lost art.���B. L. Robinson in Sfc.  Nicholas. <  No schoolroom is well equipped that has  not a pet animal in it. Here comes a boy  with one hand full of flowers and a baskot  in tho other. He takes off the cover and  with proprietary pride shows us a pretty  rabbit on a bed of new sweet clover.  Bunny stays one day with us. He licks  our hands, sniffs at us'and "winks his  nose." At night he goes home with hia  little master.  Ho has given us a world of ploasuro.  We have stroked his long ears and admired  him and compared him with our own pets.  Ho has called but a story from each boy.  David tells about his moused Nansen, that  climbs a stick called the north pole. Jack  tells about his fish, that would arise and  follow him if it only had feet. Benny  tells about this fat goat, that grew so lean  that he walked "out of the.harness." Walter  describes his little puppy, that bites its  own feet and runs crying to its mother to  be pitied.���Mary E." Burt in St. Louis Re*  public.  ���     ���"  The Iiittle Brown Seed.  A little "brown seed way down in the ground  Was sleeping so hard he heard not a sound  Till the robin called in a voice so shrill,  He sleepily said, "Oh, robin, be still!"  said the robin. , "Oh, Johnnie, jump  It's most time for sweet butter-  "Wake!"  up I  You're late.  cup.  Son must come first, dear violet, you know.  Johnnie, jump up, jump up and growl"  Bo Johnnie awoke and pushed out of bed,  E'irst his fcreen loaves, then yellow head.  It made him so happy to see the sunlight  He boAved to the robin and said, "You were  rightl"  ' ���   ���Child Garden.  The Text Explained,  A little girl of 4 years had learned the  Bible text "Love one another" at Sunday schook She repeated it after returning home, and her in other asked her if she  knew what it meant. '  "Why, of courseTdo," she replied. "It  means that I must love you arid you must  lov�� mo. I'm one and you're another."���  Exchange.  ' ' Tragedy. .  The horror, stricken spectators wera  rooted to the spot, with the exception oi  one small boy, and his clothes indicated  that he was growing fast.���-Indianapolis  Journal.  A medical authority on the virtues oi  varioui kinds of foods declares that th��  herring gives the muscles elasticity, the  body strength and the brain vigor and  is not flesh forming.  There were 17,000 umbrellas left is  Jjondon cabs in one year, according to ffl  ���ecenfc report. '  <t" . �����- \jZj-^A*�� ,-ri*.  *���*��� r**-rtwfc*-'��icut  10  THE   ECONOMIST  I  Notice.  Nelson, B. C, May 6, 1899.  As the announcement has been  made that the Government of British Columbia purpose enforcing the  amendment  to   the. Metalliferous  Miries    Inspection    Act,   making  eight hours a working day for those  employed underground  in  metalliferous mines; Sec. (13) "No person shall be employed underground  in any metalliferous mine for more  than eight hours in every  twenty-  four  hours;'*  the underground, as  - representing one of the two   parties  mainly affected consider it advisable  to make public their views on  the situation created  by this uncalled  for legislation, and to indicate what their line of action must  inevitably be.    .  . While the undersigned are deter-  < mined to respect and adhere to the  laws   of   the   Province, it may  be  pointed out that  the  law   is   far-  reaching in the injuries it must in-  . flict upon the mining interests  of  the Province, and of the amount of  .wages earned,by the men.  1 . It means reducing the  hours of  labor in the  mines   from  twenty  ,  hours a day to .sixteen*, as many of  the mines are so circumstanced that  three shifts cannot be  worked to  advantage.   This  means a reduction of 20 per cent, in the  amount  of the production ^of  many mines,  and a reduction of 20  per cent, in  the development work being carried  on in mines prepa/ing for production, and a reduction in the supplies used in the mines.  The most amiable relations ex-  istedr and still exist, between the  employers and   employed,,at   the  mines..   The men were earning good  wages, equal to  any being paid in  oamps of   the United   States, and.  higher than those paid in many,  and they were rendering good   service for these wages.   If  any   discontent was rife   at   the   existing  state of affairs, it was not generally  known.   Ie is therefore deeply to  be regretted that the   Legislature  has seen fit to disturb the existing  harmony,  to    interfere   with   the  growing prosperity of the mining  districts, to reduce the wage-earning power of   the   men   employed,  and to interfere with the free right  of contract hitherto enjoyed.  As to the future after the 1st of  June next, at the mines represented  by the undersigned, the standard  rate of wages that will be paid to  skilled miners for an eight-hours'  working day will be three dollars  ($3.00), and other labor will neces-  Li  Will be able to supply common brick, presed brick and  lime the coming season.  CONTRACTORS CAN GET PRICES  BY APPLYING TO  tf*  ��  Office West  T. G. PROCTER,  udson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Invincible, Royal Arthur, Bellerophon, Elk  Tiumpet, Willie, Florence G. and Gerald E  Fraction Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: On Eagle Creek and near  the head waters thereof.  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. 2,()78A for myself and  as agenf for Solomon Johns, free miner's certificate No. 2,348 A and William George Robinson, free miner's certificate No. 13,584A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  JOHN^McLATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 20th day of April, 1899.  STARTLERS   ]��  IN PRICEIj OF  Wall Paper  ���AT���      I  Thomson's   Book Store.  WADDS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  M. R. SMITH & CO.  ~y ,   (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  W^ft��K;,Tc**uhr VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  Nelson Blacksmith Co.  H. A. PROSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House. ,  NELSON, B. C  Ball &Jeffs  Tinsmithihg  Plumbing  AND  Josephine Street  Heating  Nelson.  sarily be also paid lor according to  the time worked.  The Hall Mines, Ltd.  The London & British Columbia GOLDFIELDS, Ltd.  The   Athabasca  Gold Mine,  Limited.  The Ymir Gold Mines,, Ltd.  The London Hill   Develop-  '       ment & Mining Company.  The Exchequer Gold Mining  Company.  The Dundee    Gold    Mining  Company. .  Mollie   Gibson Mining Com-  ���    PANY.  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices. :i-  Mail orders receive careful attention. "  "Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock. "  E. CTRAVES, Manager.  URNS  1  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT  RQSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  O'KELL &T    i  I  YV HEN you buy  QKELL&  IORRIS'  srves  a  you get what are pure British Columbia*  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  MORRIS'  -reseif:  Are absolutely the  I id   home ~ "       ���-������-��������� PUREST AND BEST.  Yellowstone Mining Company. Girrrinnrju^^  rf  !>V  M  1\  V4( THE ECONOMIST.  11  *  The Shipping Point for Goat Mountain Mines on the  Nest Pass and Bedlington and Nelson  Railways.  Crow's  The Center of One of the Finest Agricultural and Fruit Growing Districts in West Kootenay.  For Information and Price List Apply to  OR TO"  LA HAMILTON,  . MALLANDAiNE,  Agent,  Law Cominiss'oiier C. P. R.  Creston, B. C.  Winnipeg.  GEO. MoFA^L^AJNTD, ' A.gent, Nelson,  .. Humphreys & Pittock..  Next/to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  IOE ORE AM'-�����.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  ,   ALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  ICE CREAM SODA.  FRESH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL "  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G..O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. J Turned Work*  UUUUULPJUUL8-PJ^^  FRE  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter  of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves. _  - , '  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns   are marvels    of  good   quality, good style and  _ wm_ji good       workmaship.       The  <<2?* value is great.  J. SQUIRE, Bak r St, Nelson,  ;  t  :t will be to your interest to inspect our stock of FISHING  TACKLE before selecting your outfit for the season.  All our Goods imported direct from English,  American and Canadian Manufacturers.  : LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.,  Shelf and  Heavy Hardwade.  Nelson, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON. ENGLAND.  All  communications relating to British Columbia to be addressed to  ., . . . P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia;  J  RODERICK. ROBERTSON, General Manager/MET g   QAM    P   f*  S. S. FOWLER, E/M.,. Mining Engineer 1 IN EL LOU IN, D.U.  ;. Family Doctor���You , must let  the baby have one cow's milk to  drink every day.  "Very well, if you say so, doctor," said the perplexed young  mother,-''"but I really don't see how  he is going to hold it all."  Being 87 himself and his wife  but 17, he regarded the oatmeal  with distrust.  "Is there ground glass or  poison  in this, sweetheart? "he asked.  "No, darling," she replied.   '  Accordingly he sent the oatmeal  to a chemist and had  it  analyzed,  and it was  thoroughly  established  that there was neither ground glass  or poison in it, and  the  old  man  was so surprised he drank .himself,  to death.  And his young wife came into  all his property  How much better it is not to be  wicked.  5SE5S553BSE i.. ,  1.3  Offer. Optional  Routes East  via..      ,  ' Revelstoke or Kootenay Ldg.  Through tickets issued and no customs difficulties with baggage. ,.,"+��� e,  'FSesdaJsand Saturdays for Toronto.  Mountain Climbing.  toruists.wisliOT��ao.cM"��- "�� ��� of "Swiss  those vicinities.-*-.-Abk tor a cup>  ���Guide" foldeii,..  Connections.  ROSSLAND, TRAIL, ROBSON AND MAIN LINE  Daily  f-^pra. leaves-NELSOxN-arrives 10:30p.m.  Kootoaav Lake-Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanco  Ex. Sun;  Ex. Sun. . -,-,������,  4 p.m.    leaves-NELSON-arrives:   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Movie:  Vo   WedanclFri. Tucs. Thurs and Sat  S~a m'    leaves - NELSON - arrives 6 :o0 p.m.  ; \r .ikes connection at Pilot Bay with str lCokanee  *�� both directions and at Kootenay Landing  with   Jrains   to  and from Crow's Nest  Line  Points. T        ^  ��� Sandon and Slogan Lake Points.  Ex Sun.  ���p�� Sun  9-00 a.m. leaves- NELSON - arrives 2:'20 p.m.  'Ascertain rates   and  fulla^"^��TiS  "Red roses with thy lips compared ���are mean 1" exclaimed the  fervid lover. "Thine-eyes are as  the soft, deep tides of Italy! Thy  tresses, would shame a Helen's  locks!" ��  ' The maiden sat cold   and   unre-  spon sive.  "Your bicycle "is the best ever  made!" protested the, youth, and  thereupon a crimson flood suffused  her gl jrious countenance.  "Men are such infernal liars/' i-he  shyly faltered,thus confessing that  her heart was'touched at last.  Wholesale Commission" Merchants,-  COLD STORAGE,    WAREHOUSEMEN     AND   JOBBERS   OF   GREEN    FRUITS;  TTenH office-   Winnipee, It. A. Rogers, Mgr.   Western Branches:  M .m-cr for Western B  C, John Parsons, Vancouver.   Manager  foi Yukon^Di^SS Clms. Milne, Dawson.   Manager for Kooleny  ���   ��� District, P. J. Russell, Nelson;  Brandies:, Vanconve, A. g*^^^^���^J^^> Mg,;|Ne1Son,  Largest Receivers of Butter and Eggsjn the Canadian .Northwest.  Stocks Carried at Victoria, Rosslaud, Oanbrook, Greenwood, Revelstoke.  W. F- Anderson,  E. J. Coyle,  Travelling Pass. Agent,       Dist. Pass. Agent  ,ra%     Nelson, B.C. Vancouver B.C.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To aad; from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for .ailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C, I'.  rv. agent, qr.  C   P. R- City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W       STITT, Ge.i    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  ^f* 3  "HeieN? a queer ense.  "What's that?"  ''"Chis paper lias a long article  about a hew hero, and I've been unable to find anywhere in it a single  word about his_ having b��en the  black sheep (if the family."  E^!gSSE8��3SS=  ^^j^^^^grtgj^Bz^^saasLa^aaii  In the home, then it is that thoughtful, careful work is desired in  the filling of the  PRESCRIPTION^  It's a time when you wish to avail yourself of best and promptest  1    methods���of purest, freshest drugs.  "How many dollars a week does,  the fat lady get?"' inquired the>a1-  looed man. /  ''M'm," pnifled the' snake  charmer. "She's English, you  know, and geis paid by the pound."  "Is that so?" put in the living  skeleton. '.Thank goodness I'm  not English. I'd stand a slim  chance"  J  *b&  Dominion and  pr o vi ncial ^^^^^^  Land Surveyor,'  no. Custom House, Kelson,  \ fill u.  "Do you never," said the soulful  Nelson girl, "let your mind wander  to greaf, isolvable questions? Do  you nut grope through darkness in  an effort to find light on v^si, mysterious things?"  f  "I should say so," answered the  young man from Trail. "I've laid  awake nights trying to figure out  how your club came,  to   win   that  We never substitute.   A special reasonableness in  our prices makes it always a matter,of  economy to have it rilled herer-���  St. Alice Natural Mineral Water, Ye Olde  Fashioned English Ginger Beer.  RPE & COMPANY, LIMIT  Victoria.        Vancouver.        Nelson.  game."  Lap lent and Awnin| Factory in  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods andgeneralstoelrofMiners'  Supplies. Opp. PostofflCe.  &j  J;  1  c~,an.irf: <;!>:.  I. .t i r^::,!xrs^**i^r*'ltn*>*''  m&imwm&m

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