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 VOL.  I.  NELSO'N,  B.   C,   WEDNESDAY,    MAY  18,   1898.  NO.  4:5  IrHE NELSON ECONOniSt  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  :.'. Dell-Smith. .  IP. .1. O'Eeillv  .... Editor  .. Manager  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  |One Year to Canada and United States   If paid in ad vance '....: :..'...  |One Year to Great Britain.   If paid in advance    .....  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,   Draft,  P. O.   Order,  or  I Registered-Letter.  ....... ....$2.00  ..". ........ 1.50  ..........  2.50  ..........  2 00  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  I solicited.  Advertisements of   reputable character will  be  inserted  jupon terms which Avill be made known on application.   Only  (articles of merit-will be advertised in these columns and the  [interests of readers will be  carefully guarded  against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  The waters of Kootenay Lake received two  linore bodies on Sunday last, making three  within the past month. Now that the boating  season has fairly opened, it would be well that  some precaution were taken against accidents  of this kind. A desirable step in this direction  would be to discountenance the use of canoes  !of the Peterboro' make, especially whe.i these  giddy little craft are to be handled by persons  who know practically nothing of their treacherous ways. Among our aquatics are many  enthusiastic canoeists, and we would not propose to restrict them in their enjoyment, for  they are mostly experts ^vith the peddle, and  men who know too much to venture out when  the waters are too agitated. What we would  suggest is that more care be exercised in hiring  out canoes to parties who do not understand  their management and under conditions which  experienced canoeists would not consider safe.  Sunday evening was very squally, and but tew  canoes were out at the time of the accident,  even the sailing boats had now and again to  take in a reef for safety sake. The two young  men who lost their lives were novices in a  canoe, as was evident from their handling of  the little craft. The}*- were both good swimmers, but this did not save them, and from the  moment they were thrown into the water they  showed signs of cramp, accelerated, no doubt,  by the kneeling posture they were obliged to  maintain while in the boat. While on this  subject it ma3' be suggested that in furnishing  boats intended for hire some provision should  be made against accident, such as pneumatic  cushions, cork fenders, or a small life buoy.  Life buoys should certainly be available on  the wharves and at other points along the water front.     It would also be well that the sim  ple rules for resuscitation in cases of accident  be posted where -they can be seen and studied :  the printed forms can be had on application to  the Royal Humane Society or any of its agents  and mav be the means of saving manv lives.  Again would we emphasize the fact that more  care should be exercised in hiring out boats.  Parties who cannot manage a boat should not  be entrusted witli one, especially when they  undertake to use canvas.  It is pleasing to note that the majority of  the business men of Nelson have agreed to  close their places of business at 6 or 7 o'clock  each evening. When we mooted this question we had hoped that they would have gone  further, and arranged for a half-holiday once  a week. Nelson has now outgrown the village stage, and can well afford to put -.'forth a  little of the city appearance. Our store-keepers are doing a good, steady business, and  they need not keep their doors open until .nine  or ten o'clock at night as heretofore, to accommodate customers. A community, like an  individual, ought to acquire good business  habits as early in life as possible, and to leave  one's purchases until nighticne is not good  business���it is laziness, wilful and deliberate,  and meanly selfish withal. We feel strongl}--  on this point, and would almost go to the  lensrth of saving that a iv b isiness man who  keeps his store open after ssve.i or half past,  oueht to be   ignored,   ostracised,    bovcottcd.  O *V3 "  There are certain branches of business which  from their nature, must be carried on at night  ���such as the tobacconists, but for grocers,,  dry goods and kindred trades there is no excuse. The store-keepers of Kamloops have  arranged to close at noon every Wednesday-  during the summer mo iths. Is this not an  example worths* of emulation ? Such an arrangement would improve the trade of Nelson, as it has improved that of other cities  where it has been tried.  War news is woeful news. Whether ours  be the victors or the vanquished, the death-  dealing devices get in their deadly work, and  we expect bloodshed, not bluster. The war  now waging between the United States and  Spain is certainly no exception to the rule,  and while our sympathies are with those who  fight under the Stars and Stripes, their cause  being the cure of corruption, we cannot refrain  from saying that#the news as presented by the  American press, and re-produced on this side  of the boundary line, is nauseous. "The j  forts of Juan de Porto Rico were bombarded \  by part of Rear   Admiral   Sampson's   fleet on   !  the morning of the 12th inst." So we are  informed in the press dispatches, and we have  no doubt that so far this is true. The bombardment lasted for three hours, and during  all this time the rear admiral's fleet were pouring shot and shell 011 the Torts, and the forts  were responding very..vigorously, But what  was the result, according to the news-manufacturers' version : " The enemy's- loss is  ��� heavy-.: the American loss,is two men killed  aud seven injured." And one of the killed  men "died from the effects of the extreme  heat','���he wTas not killed ; he died. Will,  ���any' one believe such a story as this? We  don't. Three hours' engagement, and one  man killed and none of the rear admiral's fleet  even injured? Why, if the Spaniards were  using gingerbread rolls instead of powder and  ball, they would have had something more to  show for three hours' work. And this is the  kind of war news served up to us by our  dailies. We are really anxious to know how  the fight is progressing, but must decline to  accept the news as furnished by the palpably  prejudiced war correspondents.  By the death of D'Alton   McCarthy  Canada  loses a lawyer and statesman   whose   place it  will be difficult to fill.      The   deceased  was a  man who entertained ver}^  decided   views on  many questions   of public   moment,   and   one  who had the courage .of his   convictions   and  the ability to present   his   views   in   a   logical  aud convincing form.      Although   we differed  with him on some  points,   we   freely   concede  his motives were   strictl}**   conscientious,   and  as such were entitled to respect.       He entered  the political arena at a   critical   period   in   the  country's    history,    and   with    untiring   zeal  devoted his sterling ability to  the   promoting  of what h2 believed to be   his   country's best  interests.       His death   was   the  result of injuries received by being thrown from his   carriage, and his demise is universally   mourned.  D'Alton   McCarthy    was   naturally   a   leader  amone men, and his untimely end is much   to  be regretted.  Last week it was announced that a strike  was on at the Le Roi mine. The trouble was  due to an attempt on the part of the management to exact ten hours labor as a day's work.  Heretofore the men had been putting in eight  working hours per day, and any one who has  labored in ���., shaft will acknowledge that this  is the extreme limit. The work is as labori -  ous as it is dangerous, and that the men  should be opposed to longer hours is only  natural.     The trouble at this particular stage,  UHUUUUIHUIMlllPiailllBllilUUURn  BirWMBWtt1^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  when the property is'changing: hands, is very  "������inopportune, but no doubt .the new owners  . will be able to get over the difficulty. The  precedent would be a bad one to establish. To  work eight hours per day for seven days in  the week is h .-rd enough, but to be obliged to  keep at it for ten hours without even one day's  rest in the week is worse than slavery. It is  welcome news that these taskmasters/ are  about to lose their merciless sway.  j >  In October will be held what promises to be  the   most   important   fair   or   exhibition   ever  : witnessed   in   British    Columbia.     Heretofore  the custom hys been for each   district  to have  its annual fair, at which  the   products   of Ihe  immediate vicinity. were on view, as well as a  trifling collection from outside quarters.     The  object of the forthcoming fair is to poneentrate  all the products of the  province at one grand  exhibition.   '     New    Westminster    has    been  chosen   as   the   exhibition    ground,    and    no  efforts are being spared to make the undertaking   a   grdat   success.     We   hope   to   see   the  Kootenavs liberallv represented.  owner." This is a bad state of affairs, and  suggests the idea that there is something in a  name after all, whether that name be Golden  or tramp-.' What are the Golden police doing ?  We treat tramps as..they; ought to be treated  in Nelson, whenever they strike the town-  order them out or lock them up.  The Spaniards resemble the Provincial  Opposition in many respects (sa3rs the Nation).  They are disposed to growl at the manner in  which Uncle Sam is conducting the fight, but  are unable to do aii3y effective work themselves.  The British Columbia   Review,   of London,  England, has the following :���-���,-"-Quite  a  uum-  ,. ber   of our   readers   have written  to   express  their   satisfaction   at   the   action   of  tlie  Hall  c, Mines in fulfilling tlie ������chairman's  hint   at the  last annual.'meeting", that -tlie   comoauv  would  probabty see its  wa3~   to  declare  interim dividends.     A distribution .of is. a share may be a  modest declaration, but it  proves to the share-;  holders that the,,company is   not   going  backward ;  and this is the light in   which  our correspondents, view the matter, "  Peter Cline has been returned for trial on a  charge of shooting at and wounding two  Italians empkyed on railwa}^ construction  near Kuskonook.     The particulars of the-cas-3 ���-���.gh the dump  awaiting- shipment  One    hundred   and,   twenty-three   convicts  confined y   within       his     ju.risdi.ction,     have  petitioned the governor of Utah to-be allowed  to enlist in the event of the president makins; a.  second call for -volunteers.     This is certainly: a  novel proceeding on the part of the  convicted,  criminals undergoing terms of imnrisonmeut.-  Of course the governor declined  the  generous  offerT realizing   that   convicts    are    not   the  material out. of which patriotism is make.     In  striking contrast with the petition of the convicts of Utah is .the action of  350 members of  the   Thirteenth   Regiment   of   New   York���a  regiment    which    for   sixt}7   long   }Tears   has  enjo3'Ted the  reputation  of being composed of  ..fighting stuff���who  were  mustered  the other  day and invited to volunteer their services, but  declined,   and marched   home;     T03- soldiers,  such as these fellows, should not be   permitted  to wear a uniform.  It is evident that the Crow's Nest Pass Coal  Co. intend to be read}- for business as soon as  ever the road is in operation.- One of the  directors, R. Jaffray, of Toronto, has been at  the coal fields, and over the market which the  company expects to supply, aud he states that  there are at   present over   10.000 tons of coal  At    nrp'<!Pn<-  were duty given in the columns of The Economist at the time, when it was feared   that one  of the injured men would  have succumbed to  his wounds.     It will   be   remembered that he  received two bails in the head at close range.  A prelimiuar3*   hearing  of the   case   was. had  last week before Judge Forin, when the injured  men   appeared   to   prosecute.     The   witnesses  examined were principalis'  Italians,  and they  were unanimous in   stating   that   Cline  had a  revolver   all   through,   and    did   not,   as    he  claimed, wrest the gun which he used from the  man noon whom he used  it.     Cline. however,  denies   the   story as told  03-  the Italians who  testified.     One   thing,   however,   appears certain,   that   had   he   not used a   gun,   his   life  would   have   been   sacrificed.     His   honor did  well in instructing the police  to  keep a sharp  lookout for men  carr\-ing concealed weapons,  and it is to be  hoped   his  instructions will be  implicitly obeyed.  present  the output .averages 300 tons   per  day,, with a  capacit3' for increasing it   to  maiw times that  quality.       The   main   deposits are   some  five  miles from the railway proper, but  a sour line  has been built in to  the  mines,   so  that there  will be no difficulty in handling the black diamond as soon as the road is in operation.   Tlie  coal has been proven to be of excellent cokiii"-  property, adniirabty adapted for smelting and  general   manufacturing   purposes, so that the  possibilities of this cou itvy, with  a practically  unlimited coal supply and abundance of other  ores, are immense.     Great  Britain owes much  of  her   greatness  to  her   coal   beds   and iron  deposits, and in both these particulars  British  Columbia is quite as favorabty situated.   There  is, no doubt, a great   future   in   store   for this  province, more particularly the Kootenavs.  The East KvyOtenay Miner sa\rs that " -almost  ever3r train which comes into Golden these  da3^s brings with it a number of tramps. The  majorit3r of these gentlemen do not lack for  srall, and what they do not get for beegino-  the3r     appropriate    without    consulting    the  An all-Canadian cable service is asrain bein��-  agitated, and let us hope that the efforts of  those having the good work in hand will be  attended with better results than heretofore.  The cable dispatches at present received in  this county are filtered through American  sources, and bear the indelible imprint of the  Yankee news manufacturer. The old country  news   is   prepared   to suit the American taste,  and Canadian newspapers are in this iinfoi  nate   position   that   th'ej*' must take   it or]  without  cabled news.     With, a   special c(  from Great Britain we would get-the new!  the old world,   nor  would   it -be. confined!  scandal and sensations, which/ may be, and!  doubt is, ver3^ acceptable to American read-]  but which is not that  which "interests Bril  subjects at this side  of the Atlantic/   Sucll  service would render us completely indepi  dent of the United States, and   it   would   scj  be realized that if one wanted the facts regal  ing European affairs they would be found  Canadian    papers.       Under    present    circ.uj  stances   we, read  the    "doctored"   messa|  sent to the American   press, and when we  ceive our Old Country  mail are  surprised  find the tales as told so. diametrically opposj  to those cabled through the existing channe  o ,0 1  that we scarcely recognize them as haviij  reference to the same incidents. "Sensations!  ism is, as a rule, the predominating feature  American journalism. Veracity-is not by ail  means an essential.. To make an article reaj  able, it is permissible���yea, commendable-  call on the imagination to furnish the missi.r]  links.in the chain, of- circumstances, and groj  exaggeration is considered a virtue rather thsl  a vice. The newspaper press 'of Canada  now in a position to be independent of doubj  ful sources of news, and the sooner it estalj  lishes its independence in this particular tr|  better it will be for its patrons.  It is said that Grand Forks will be run as  "wide open "  town under the   newly   electel  mayor, Jeff Davis.      There   was always moi  or less of the   wide open   st}de   about   Gran  Forks, and  now that   the   municipal   mucldlj  has been settled, it is to   be  regretted   that aj  improvement in civic affairs is not looked fori  The proximity'of the city to the bouudaiy lin]  will make It a hot soot if any   encourasremenl  be   given to   that   rough-and-read}*',   recklesj  class who are ever on   the   lookout   for   nevl  grounds in which to operate.  With tlie build  ing of the Canadian Pacific railwav into   tbaif  section    of   comity    wonderful    development!  might naturally be expected   under   anything!  like favorable circumstances,   but   nothing   is  more calculated to   retard   progress   than   the1  presence of a  lawless   element,   for   no   open  town can   be run   without this   objectionable  class making itself felt.     A mining town need  not neccssarity be a lawless town  when incor  porated under the British constitution.  This  was f 11 lty exemplified in the case of Rossland,  when that camp was in its infancy. The law  and order there maintained made the vonnsf  town the wonder of visitors and people accustomed to life as it is lived in the ordinar\r  mining camp. The rough element was largety  represented in Rossland, but the roughs soon  realized that the}7* must behave themselves or  clear out���that British laws are made to be  enforced. We hope the news from Grand  Forks is incorrect, and that under the new  regime the city will be decently run.  The Kootenaian announces that  the friends  of John  L-  Retallack,   a   well-known   mining man, are urging that gentleman to become a  candidate in support of the government at the  approaching elections, which will be held  early in July. In support of Mr. Retallack  pur contemporary says.: "'Within a; very short  time, perhaps this year, the portfolio now held  by Hon. Col. Baker, will be divided, and that  of minister of mines made distinctive. West  Kootenay's claims to the position would not  be disputed. With a mining man, combining  rare business qualifications, with an intimate  knowledge of the wants and needs of miner  and mine-owner, in the house, there is little  doubt that it would be offered him. Such a  man is found in John L- Retallack."  - " We hear frequently of people," sa3^s the  Silvertonian, " who express their disapproval  of those who hire Chinamen. They claim,  and no doubt correctly, that the wages paid  to Chinamen is hoarded up and eventually  leaves the country. On the other hand some  of the strongest anti-Chinese men are among  those who are in the habit of patronizing the  cut rate departmental stores in the East when  in need of anything. It is an even break in  our opinion between one who hires a Chinaman and one who sends his ready cash out  of the county to the eastern trader and ignores  the rights of his mome merchants. " There  is some force in this. Unfortunately there is  too much money going to the big departmental  stores of the, East which should be spent at  home.  The   report of  Mr.  George Anderson,   the  special commissioner appointed  b3**  the   Dominion Government to examine into   and report  upon the advantages  offered   03'  Japan   as a  market for Canadian produce, affords very interesting reading.       It   demonstrates   conclusively that the Japanese trade is worth looking  after, and that British Columbia will  find   in  the realm of the  Mikado   ready consumers for  most of her products, fish,  lumber,   etc.      Investigation has also proved  that the   Chinese  would be big consumers of Canadian produce,  and that the Oriental  trade generalty   is well  worth catering to.      This   ma3' be  ver3' good  news, or it  might  be   accepted   as   quite   the  reverse.       If. we   cultivate  a   trade  with   the  Orient, we cannot consistently refuse   to   patronize the Japs and the Chinamen on our own  shores.      The   question is, is this trade worth  cultivating at such a price ?    The Chinese are  a curse to this country, and the Japs,   so   far,  have not proved themselves much better  than  their pig-tailed cousins.      Time was when the  fishing on the Frazer river and the packing in  the canneries gave employment to hundreds of  white men every season.      Now the fishing is  practically  monopolized 03*- the  Japs and the  packing by the   Chinese.       Has the   country  benefitted by the change ?    When  the white-  man did the work the money he   earned was  spent in the country ;   now that  the   wTork  is  done by Chinese and Japanese the money goes  out of the country.    The price of fish remains  unchanged,   or is  somewhat   higher   than   of  yore.    The cannery men's profits are no doubt  increased to the   extent  of the  difference in  wages paid for Oriental and that which white  labor is worth. The arrangement is beneficial  to a few individuals but not to the country at  large. It is said that there is a great demand  in Japan for such lumber as British Columbia  can suppty,; but if the lumber camps are to be  made up of Japanese, will the trade be,of yaiiy  benefit to the province? The Orientals are  every day crowding into British Columbia,  which appears to be the popular dumping  ground for the surplus coolie element of China  and Japan, and if this influx be still further  encouraged, it is only a matter of time when  the province will have to be surrendered to  these fellows. It is a very doubttul if the  trade with the Orient is worth the sacrifices  which must be made in older to secure it.  In dealing with the sale of the Le Roi mine  to the BritisffAmerican Corporation, the Spokesman-Review sa3^s :  I11 the sale of this great mine it may be that  both parties have   found   a   bargain.       Three  million dollars is   a great deal   of mone3^ -any-,  where.     It is more than ai:y company  of Spokane citizens can   afford to hazard in mining  property.       London   can afford   to   take such  gigantic risks.     At this time Spokane can not.  Later on it n^.     The development of the Le  Roi has been a potential   factor  in   Spokane's  recover from the panic        For the   past   two  and a half 3>*ears it has sent a stead3r stream of  new nione3T into this cit3r.       Within that time  it has paid more than $800,000   in   dividends,  besides the large amounts   expended   for supplies, and spent here b3* emplo3"es of the company."  We are'sony to learn that our contemporary  looks upon the deal as a  '.'gigantic risk."     It  would be more   satisfaetorv   to think that the  " steady- stream of  new mone}- "   would   continue to flow, but through   British Columbian  channels,   and that this country   would enjo3r  the advantages   which   heretofore   have   been  derived by our neighbors to the south.       The  fact that.the British America Corporation own  the properties adjoining the   Le Roi ought to  make the bis: mine more valuable.  A special extra of the British Columbia  Gazette contains the commission to Hon.  Justice Walkem to inquire into ��� nd ascertain  the truth of certain allegations made by the  Victoria Times as to the conduct of business  in the Public Works department. In an editorial of the 11th inst., the Times alluded to  cert.in "grave accusations that are being  made regarding the rottenness of the Lands  and Works Department," and setting forth  that "it is alleged that if those having business in that department wish to have that  business expedited, they must ' see ' an official  about it and pay a fee for which there is no  provision in statutes or regulations."  inquiry opened at Victoria 3'esterday.  The  The Winnipeg Free Press, speaking of  politics in this province, says that " British  Columbians will make no mistake in refusing  to divide on Dominion lines in Provincial  affairs. Men who take the same view of progress and good government will unite to advance them, and do the best the37 can, other  men will think their  methods mistaken,   and  they will unite to advance them on" other  linesr That is division enough, and party  enousrh: There are no differences at Ottawa  that could possibly be made to apply to local  affairs in British Columbia. In the  they wisely avoid this old party division. We  did it for a time in Manitoba, to our great  advantage ; but unfortunately Mr, Norquay  permitted himself to be forced into dividing  the people on Dominion lines, to his own  ultimate undoing, as the event proved. That  division has been naaiutaiiied since, but what  has/been gained by it its most ardent advocate  could not tell if his life were staked on it.  ? >  ;     A   slugger,   signing   himself   Billy   Stuart,  .'writes.-to   the   Koptenaian,   complaining that  "there is no provision made in the programme  of the 24th for boxing or any such sport," and  states that as 4' there are several   people desiring   that   something   in   that  line   should   be  pulled   off,"   he   is   willing, to meet any  134-  ' pound man for a side bet or otherwise.     Somebody ought to oblige   Billy   hrv   giving him  a  sound drubbing, but the other Stewards of the  da\~ are not likely to make provision   for sport  of the bulldog type.     An excellent programme  of wholesome amusement is being provided i 11  Kaslo  for the Queen's  Birthday   celebration,  and no doubt it will be liberally patronized.  It   is   reported   that two   hundred   French-  Canadians living in the   New England States  have   signed   a    petition    asking   the    United  States postmaster-general to prohibit La Presse  of Montreal from  passing through   the   mails  on   the   ground   that it is anti-American  and  ver3' sympathetic to Sp* in, showing jts preference   by   the  pnbiication of notes and articles  that are "insulting to all true French-American citizens."     This is a ver}' cool proceeding  011 the part of the French-Canadian-Americans.  It   is   now   in  order   for the   Spanish-Italian-  Americrms to petition   against  the  circulation  of all the yellow journals, on the  ground that  they   are   insulting   to   all   Spanish-American  citizens.  It is officialty announced that the Queen has  accepted the resignation of the  Earl  of A her-  deen    as   Governor-General   of    Canada,    to  which   office he   was  appointed   in    1893..    A  more   popular  governor  has  never held office  in Canada, and although his successor ma3- be  a ver3^ acceptable man, it is doubtful if he can  succeed   in  making  himself so useful.     Lord  Aberdeen owes much of his success and popular^' to his good lad\y who has identified herself with all public  movements  in   which  her  influence would   be   felt.     Her lad3'ship  went  among the people and became their friend, and  in    eveiy   particular    heartity    seconded    the  efforts of her  illustrious  husband.     The Victorian Order of Nurses owes   its  existence in.  this countiyy  to   Lacty  Aberdeen, and were it  not for her influence several other institutions  in which the women  of Canada  take a livety  interest would not today exist." The two  persons most prorainentty mentioned recentty as  likety to succeed the Earl of Aberdeen are the  Earl of Shelborne, under secretar3' of state for  the colonies, and the  Earl of  Hopetoun, pa3*-  master-general.     It has been said that the former   can   have   the    governor-generalship    of  Canada if he wants it.  aaiHj��j��finB��MaiJUimB'��M��miiHUtt^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A  BIT OF JEALOUSY.  Near the  Pare  Monceau   is   a   prett3r   little  house that seems to hide in a bush of clematis  the home of a young and  charming   widowof  22.     The sacrament of baptism  gave  her   the  name of Louise and the sacrament of marriage  made her the Countess  Vi^-.      She  had  as a  pet and constant   companion   a  delicate   little  Mexican    poodle,    all    white   and   woolty,  to  which was given   as   its   sole   nourishment   a  lump of sugar in the   morning   and   a   sweet  biscuit in the evening.      His name  was Nito.  It was 4 o'clock,   Louise running along the  pebbly-paths o'f her garden, flitting among the  rosebushes like a butterfty.  Nito plaj'-fully. pursued his mistress with  barks of delight, at times seizing with his  teeth the ruffle of her blue muslin dress, and,  propping himself upon his paws, pulled at it  with all his strength. ,...-....  In the midst of their pla3>- M. Jacques de  Beauchamp entered the garden. The little  widow, perceiving him'; hid herself behind an  orange tree. But Jacques ran to her and,  surprising her, kissed her on the forehead.  " Ah, M. de Beauchamp, "_she cried, "that  is not nice of you. "  Louise was of medium height. She had. very  small hands and:- feet, white shoulders and  thick black hair. Her Teeth were so pearly  white that when she laughed they, glistened  like pearls. How well she carried her widowhood and in a way to honor herself! The  voang maiden is generalty too timid aud bashful.. She blushes and casts clown her eyes at  the least word of compliment. The widow,  on the other hand, has the right to hear everything, and when one speaks to her of love she  knows readity what that, means.'  Louise leaned upon the arm of M. de Beauchamp, and they went into tlie parlor, followed bv Nito, who threw some jealous  glances at him who was to be the future husband of his mistress. Of course the po )r little  animal could not have known that. It must  have been a jealous instinct.  Louise and Jacques agreed so well that'they  had planned to be married. Nevertheless each  of them had a defect. M. de Beauchamp was  jealous and Mme. de Viiy was coquettish.  " Louise," he said to her, '* 3-0u will drive  me to despair. You sa3r that 3*011 love me,  but how can I believe it when I see 3-0u smiling at even- admirer and giving to every  comer so sweet a reception ? When I see 3-ou  in society so full of life and gaA-ety and hear  vour rinarine laughter from the midst of a  circle of ardent admirers, it is impossible for  me to tell yoa the tortures <>nd anguish I  endure."  " And what can I do, dear ?" replied Louise,  "I am ga3', it is true, but is that a crime?  And why should I be cold to those who approach me onty to say  pleasant  and agreeable  things?"  " You are a coquette, and your laugh makes  me despair, because if you laugh thus against  my wish it must be only to show  your teeth.  You know  very well  how   adorable   3-011   are  Cameras,   kodaks   and   photographic   supplies at   i iiorason  Stationery Co., Ltd.  when in laughing with a fixed purpose 3-ou  throw back your head and show your pretty  white neck." -..,-'  "But what must I do to prove my love for  3-ou���?.' It is becoming desperate. Ask of me  /what, you please, but do not ask me not to  laugh any. more. I am.-.only 'happy when I  am glad and free to be light hearted."  M. de Beauchamp assumed a solemn; air.  " You   said  to   me    one evening   that  3-ou  would make for me the sacrifice of 3-our  life..  I do not ask so much as that.     But listen.  Do  3-ou wish to make me   the   happiest   man   On  earth?"  " You have but to speak."  '' Even at the price of suffering ?"  " Yes, at any price."  41 Well, then, make rue the  sacrifice  of one  tooth."  " What are you  demanding  of   me ?     It is  barbarous."  " Onty a tooth. The smallest one in the  front. And afterward 3-ou may laugh as  much as you. please. "��� .'  " But 3-ou -k��ill ,think I am ugly and will  not love me any more."  "I swear to 3-01.1 there is no other \\>&y to  assure my happiness."  The countess rang the bell. John, her  valet, took her orders and"came back a quarter  of <!n hour later with' a gentleman canying'in  his hand a leather case such as is used by sur-  ?" asked M. de  Beau-  geous.  " Who is that person  champ:  Tlie countess answered :  " It is 'Mr. J* mes, the American dentist."  The little countess entered her boudoir,   fol-  ��� lowed b3* Nito, his tail between his legs,  as if  he   understood   that    something   serious   was  about  to happen.       Louise   returned   shortly  afterward, ashamed and humbled, and gave.to  M. de Beauchamp a   little  tooth   as   white   as  milk, which he carried to his lips and covered  with kisses.      Seeing  this tribute of affection,  Louise ran away.  Jacques had the tooth set in a medallion and  carried it   religiously  around   his neck   as a  souvenir.  From  that da3- the little   countess   became  very sad.       Only   on   rare  occasions   was her  face lighted bv a smile.      She kept aloof from  society as much as possible, but when she was  forced D37 her social  duties   to   appear   among  her friends the3r saw her   keeping   apart   from  the others or sitting in a corner with a serious  air, her mouth closed like a prison door.  Jacques did not  easily  recognize   her.       In  fact, she was exceedingly changed.  " Poor countess i"   said some   evil   minded  ones.     She is getting old.      How changed she  is !  She seems to be mourning the dead."  And Jacques felt his love diminish little by  little.       He began to understand that what he  loved 111   her   was   especially   her   smile,   her  playfulness, her gaj'et}7,   and   he also   became  sad.       The more   he tried  to regain his love,  which seemed to be leaving him, the   more he  realized himself that he himself had killed his  passion.  One da3" he went in   despair   to   Mme.   de  Virv.  " Louise," he said, throwing himself at her  feet, " do you love me still-.?"  " I have sworn to love you always, and the  stiller you are the better," she answered.  "Will you prove to me the sincerity of your  words ?"  "I ask nothing else."  " Well, then, if you love me have the dentist put in a new tooth."  "What folly is this ?" said Louise, weeping. "T was right when I said that you  would not love tne any more. That is just  like you men. And you reproach us for being  capricious."  " Louise, I beg you to forgive me. I curse  niy jealousy���-my foolishness !"  "So you really'-are-.regretting the weakness  with which I acceded to your caprice ?"  "lam desolate and full of remorse."  " You recognize the cruelty of your unreasonable request ?' \  " I ..will reproach myself for it all .my life."  " Would you be --happy if I. had   disobeyed  you ?"  "I would give anything for that."    '  The little countess gave a burst of laughter y  which showed all her teeth complete.   '  "What does this mean ?" asked M. de  Beauchamp, holding in his fingers the medallion in( which was incased as a souvenir the  little pearl of the sacrifice.  The countess opened   the   mouth   of Nito,  saying :  .   " Here is the victim."  "Ah." cried M. de Beauchamp. "You  have never loved rue."  THE PRACTICAL  PROSPECTOR  The practical   prospector  is  rapidly  taking  the place of the   ignorant and inexperienced,  says the Mining and Scientific Press.     He has  paid for his   knowledge,   not by 3-ears   in   the  management of pr, 3-ing properties, but by years'  of loss mixed   up with his gains,   to indelibty  impress his experience upon his mental   faculties.     It is a business to which few are adapted  and fewer still are successful.  There is nothing  in the business world that requires such a wide  range of knowledge as that of mining and prospecting.       The practical prospector of  to-da3-  understands every detail of the solfataric,   dv-  'namic and   chemical factors   most  effective in  the world's past periods of uuivessal formation.  He has learned that while heat,  Avater and vapors have produced deposits in veins and other-,  wise, many   of .which   have   proven   valuable,  that the greater part cf the   great bonanzas of  the world are always   in connection  with   two  of the six principal   divisions   of igneous and  eruptive rocks���tachyte   and  felsyte���the former generalty tying  in great   fields and  truncated masses, the latter in dykes and   in  overflows and older formations.     These again have  been divided into various characteristics, owing  to the period of eruption or   subsequent meta-  morphism, all of which have'been instrumental  in mineralizing the adjoining countiy rocks in  veins and deposits.     The secrets of the success  of the modern prospector   and   mine   manager  lie in his knowledge of the dates and effects of  the porphyry overflows and intrusions.  hwMHMHiMtMiBiMMM^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, May 16.  Dicer Tim,���As I was telling ye last week,  Tim, the chief ov polise is expecting his new  uniform of goold an' blue, an' he promisesthe  bo3^s that he'll wet them as soon as they cum,  even if they arrive in instalments, an' no matter whether the tunic or the pants cum first.  I'm sorry to tell ye that Billy Herring is  laid up wid the gout in hisroight fut. I often  towld Billy that it 'd come to that wid him,  for he lives too high entoirely. Nothing 'ill  do him in the fish line but salmon a la Killar-  ney, an' as for ateing a namesake, Billy /id  never drameov it, even ov a good Friday. He  dosen't want to give in its the gout he has, an'  if ye ax him what gives him the game leg,  he'll be after telling ye that tis corns he has  from wearing patent lether shoes.  Mickey Burns   sends his regards   to yerself  an' the girld he left behoind him in  Liverpool  ���that sensative crature that couldn't look him  straight in the face.     Mickey says he wont go  back till he saves more money,   an' that   if he  cant do that in a hurry, he'll settle down here  an' make some widdy^ woman happy be changing her name.     " I used to be on the look out  for some sweet yung  crature wid  a fortune,"  sa3's Billy to meself the other day,    "but now  I'm thinking that a woman wid a read3'-raised  family 'd be better.       It takes a lot ov money  to raise a family in this country, Larry,"^says  Mickey to me,   sa3^s   he,   "an'  if  ye   get the  family ready raised its a grate saving, an'   be-  soides the mother is  bound  to be  an   expair-  ianced woman what knows the ropes,'' say-s he.  "True for ye, Mickey," sa>--s I,   " tho' meself  niver looked upon it in that wa3-before," says  I.     " Try it," says he, "an' you'll foind what  I say^s isroight."       "Try   it yerself Mickey  asthore," says'I,   "for I loikes   to see  a  man  wid the courage   ov his convictions.       Wid a  widdy woman an' a half-dozen  new Burns ye  moight be having a hotter toime than   ye bargain for.     I think meself 'd rather have a new  woman," says I.     " Never take a new woman  or you'll rue the day ye done it," says Mickey  to me.     '' Won ov the owld stock ov womanlv  woman is  the only soort  for a   manly   man,"  says Mickey,    "an'if she has   expairiance so  much the better.     Ye cant have a new woman  widout a new bycicle, an' then she'll be wanting to ride to the   polling station   to vote   the  Opposition ticket.       Ye know the story of the  New Woman that got to the   gates of heaven,  an' St. Peter wouldn't   let her   in  because he  didn't recognize her.     4 I want to see the lady  ov the house,' says she.       Now, Larry,   if ye  evir get a New Woman   she'll be   the man ov  the house," says Mickey, says he.    Just then  the Widdy Mulligan came in,   an'  Micke3' an'  herself not being the best ov trends,   Mickey  dropt the discoorse entoirely.  An' talking ov matrimony, Tim, ov coorse  meself gets blaimed for stopping single so long.  I got a letter from a frend ov moine way back  in Ontario the other day axing meself if I re-  mimber the toime I wrote her this :  Blank Books, Letter Books and Memos at Thomson Station*  cry Co., Ltd.  Fleet past the moments ere you,and I parted,  Long does the time seem till we meet again,  , Oft have I sorrowed, and, growing faint-hearted -  ^Reasoned that allmy fond hopes wrere in vain ������;/.-.  Ever before me thy vision is floating,  Nearer and nearer it hovers round me,  Calling back mem'ries that now are devoting  Every thought to the hours spent with thee.  Ye wouldn't be after guessing who she is,  Tim, but all you've got to do is to take the  first letter in each line and you've got the name  her god-father an' god-mother gav her, before  she had sinse enough to wish that Finn was  added to if. Ye see, Tim, that the throuble  wid me is that if I take won ov the girls I'll be  after brakeing the hearts ov the rest, an' its  better that I suffer alone. Wheniver the3r  move the question to me, I tells thim that  there's as goodfish in the say as evir was caught  an' that they all have Finns���they cant - do  widout thim. Tis wonderful, Tim, how wise  Nature is ! The things that can't be did  widout is the most plentyful���-the air, the water, the fishes the Finns, the Brownses, the  Joneses, the Shithes, an' the Robinsones. ;  We're going to have an elexshun here won  ov these foine days, an' the Opposition say  they're having a platform, built ov planks���a  shoddy*- affair that 'ill tumble down as soon as  they git it run up. They've been trying to  build the platform for a long toime on a Cotton foundasbun, but the matarial is too wake.  This is  what the3T calls the   ryme  an'   raison  plank :  Obstruction tis our motto, and we'll practice what we preach,  We're too wise to learn anything, although we cannot teach,  Let the others do the work which we cant attempt ourself,  And we'll pnrsuade the people that they're doing all for pelf.  Friend Barnum was a showman in the art of success schooled  And he declared the public arc most willing to be fooled;  So that Opposition members will kindly take the cue  And leave the work to others that they themselves cant do.  But we  must  cause obstruction (of lung power there's no  dearth),  And make the legislature the greatest show on earth,  That people may in wonder gaze upon the part we play  And exclaim in  blissful ignorance " What clever men are  they !"  What do ye think ov   thim  for politicians,  Tim ?       The37're the divil at obstruction,   an'  can talk as much widout   sa3'ing   anything in  raison as any set ov chaps ye ever herd in the  whole course ov yer life.     In owld Ireland we  used to have the Whigs an' the Tories an' the  Home Rulers, but out beer we have   onty the  Governmint an' the Obstructionists.       If 3-er  wid the government 3-er for thecountuy, an' if  yer agin the governmint 3'er an Obstructionist,  an' all you've got to do is to find fault wid the  other chaps an' purvint thim' from doing any  good.     But I'll be after telling ye   more about  the politics of this country^ won ov these foine  days.  I got a couple ov varses from Padd3r Mtir-  ph3r the other da3r, an' I'm sinding thim to3^.  Mind ye, Tim, tne3?sre not me own.  in a nate little town, at the front ov the street,  Live three little girls so merry an' sweet,  That me hart gives a joult an' goes pit a pop  Whin J pass be the doore ov the milliners' shop.  Their faces are fair as the roses in June,  An' their voices are sweet as the nightingale's tune,  Shure if I was a Mormon I'd take the whole lot  An'just reign like a Icing at the milliners' shop.  If that ould dandy Solomon, the most gal lint ov men,  Would ride on a byke back to this wurld agin,  Shurc tlie very first place I believe he would shtop  Would be to say " How d'ye do," at the milliners' shop.  The ould wimmin may jaw an the yung wans may fume,  They may tickle me hed wid the ind of a broom,  But shure there's not wan among tlie whole lot. !  That I'd thrade for a girl at the milliners' shop.  \-   ic'HORITS.'���..:.;,:_..,,.';  Then here's to the girls at the mihiners' shop,  Good luck to the girls at the milliners' shop,  Hunt the wide wurld over an' you couldn't drop  On such nice girls as thim at the milliners' shop-  No more until next week, Tim, from yer ould  frend,',/./ r',.',-'  *""-'''' Larry ��� Finn.   ���  TRAVELLING  LIBRARIES.  Actig under the instructions of the government, arrangements  are being  made   for the  sending  out of a   number   of small   libraries  through British Columbia, provision for which  was made in the estimates under the  head  of  "Travelling   Libraries."        This   is    a   new  departure in Canada, although the system has  been establised and worked well in the United  States, in New York,   Michigan,   Ohio,  Wisconsin and elsewhere.     The object is to afford  reading matter for outlying  settlements,  the  people in which have  not the   opportunity of  access to a city library.     In this case libraries  will be sent upon application  to  farmers'  institutes, rural communities,  village communities and mining camps.      Each library or case  of books will contain  fifty  or   more  volumes,  made up of works of special   interest   to   farmers, miners and others engagsd in developing  the natural resources of the province, and also  of careful   selections   in   history,   biograph3Y  popular science and a few  standard   works   of  fiction and boys' and girls'  books,   the   objeci  being to render the library   both   useful and  interesting.      The works on farming, mining,  forestry, etc.,  will be of  the   very latest and  most up-to-date character.     Circulars are*'110w  being sent out from the provincial library :giv~*  ing full information as to the  method  of  obtaining these libraries.      The modus operandi  is explained as follows : Twenty-five residents  of an}' community sign a petition asking for a  librae to be sent to a designated  address, agreeing to pay  the   transportation   charges,  to  provide  a   suitable   place   for the library,   to  select a librarian to take charge of the books,  to become responsible   for   their   proper care  and to forwardythe librar3T to a designated address at the end of three months,  after   which  time the library will be   replaced   by   another  set   of  books.       The books will be sent in a  locked case, in which they are to remain, and  will be accompanied 03^ a ke3r,  a set   of  rules  and catalogue   for   lending    purposes.       The  distribution and control of these   libraries are  in the hands of the provincial librarian,  from  whom all information   regarding   the   matter  ma3*- be obtained.     Such   an arrangement cannot but be of great interest to  farmers, miners  and others, bringing, as it does,   the   benefits  of a  provincial   library   within   the   reach   of  nearly every person in the province.      It will  be of special benefit to farmers to have  access  to the very best and latest works  on  agriculture and to the  reports of the departments   of  agriculture at Washington, Ottawa   and other  places.      It  will also  afford a stimulus to the  Ixrys  and girls of farming communities tojim-  prove    themselves    b\r   reading   the   standard  authors in science, histon**, etc.  Artists' fiaterials at Thomson Stationery Co., Lid.  BamBBBIglfflM^JM^B^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE    CLAIMANT.  MINING   NOTES,  hi  i.  I :  A, notorious character has just ��� passed \a.way  in the person of Arthur Orton, better known  as The  Claimant,   a  man   who claimed to be  Sir Roger   Tichbourne���the heir to extensive  estates in England.     I happened to be in England at the time the trial   was Agoing   on, and  enjo3red what I then considered the "honor"  .of an introduction to Sir Roger.     At the  time  I fir ml v believed, as did  thousands of others,  in the ideutit^v of the man,   and not  until the  . eighteenth da3r of his: examination in  court���- ,  he   was ytwenty-twa..(Jays "-on the witness,stand '  ���did   I   have, my   confidence   in   the   fellow  shaken.     He    was,    without   exception-/ 'the  greatest   imoostor .of   modern    times.  ' What!  puzzled most people was how  this  man could ;  have learned so much of the.;Tichbourne Tarn- :  ity   history and the movements of Sir  Roger.  I have often since thousfhtthat he was but one  in a big co.nspirac}^,yand that the particulars of?  inner famity circle secrets   which he so glibH^!  rattled off in court-must have been 'furnished ���  him   b3r   some of his guilt3^   associates.     The  Tichbourne party,   as his   s^vmpathisers.-were  called in England,, was   J ��numerous  one,   and1  never did the sense pf   British j ustice   show  itself more clearty.     We thought that the man ;  was being cheated out of his rights, and when-;  ever   he   aooearedun public shouted ourselvesi   -    .... ...     V   ...   *. ... . ... .   ......   '_    i. - ;  .     .��� ���        . ���     ���  hoarse bv way  of encouraging him.     Feeling-:  against   the   Claimant ran.equally   high', and;  'many/a. blow*was struck  in  angiw   contention'  ��� over ��� the .merits   and , demerits   of   the    case.l  Finalty, when the fraud was exposed and the":  fellow, sentenced to-fourteen  years', imprison-y  me'iit, the public began to recognize in  him   ai  thorough imoostor. ,   I also saw Orton after he'  was let out on   ticket-of-leave, but   for -a  long  time even  then he tried to  make-believe   that'  he was a much maligned man.     He, however,! !  made a prett\~ clean confession of his guilt, in;  consideration of a cash subsidy, aud this,   if I;  remember   aright,   appeared   in   Lo id.on  Ticl-!  Bits.     The  Tichbourne  trial -was   the  longest:  ever known in England, aud the law proceedings are said to have cost   the'estate  ^95,000.  Some weeks   before,  his de.-:..th.   Orton   wrote ::  " My debts are over ,��800,000, so I must have/  -���borrowed   that   sum.     The late   Horace  Pitt,;  Earl   of   Rivers,   lent  me   from time  to   time  ,��160,000.     Mr. Guildford   Onslow,   M.P.   for  Guildford, Surre3r, at one  time sold an  estate  in Yorkshire, and lent me ,��90,000.     The two  Misses   Onslow,   ,.��30,000   each.     My  cousin,  Anthony   Wright   Biddulph,   Esq.,   of Barton  Park, Sussex, ,��20,000 ;  Sir Talbot Constable,  Burton Constable, Yorkshire,   about ,��10,000.���  Then I issued ,��100,000 in ,��100 bonds.     The! I  thousands, the live hundreds and the hundreds! |  I kept no record of, or any/smaller sums." 1  There is, however, little doubt that though 1  Orton received large sums as loans from the j  above-named ladies and gentlemen, the figures |  above given hugety exaggerate the actual j  amounts. Tento.        j  1  Architect Johnson of Calgai-3* is   at   present j  in Banff superintending   the   strengthening of \  the Bow river bridge which was   damaged   by  the floods last year. :  Fourteen men. have been added to the force  at the Noble Five      '  A, T. Garland and \V. S. Jones of itaslo  have located several placer claims 011 Kaslo  creek aud will thoroughly test the gold bearing gravel deposits of that steam.  The force at the Ruth mine has been cut  down to 40 men and no more shipments will  be made until the roads are again passable.  The Slocan Star.is.largely increasing.'''it's- force  of miners as the water .supply- for their concentrator is now sufficient for all purposes.-  M. Strickland is doing assessment work oh  the Oueen Fraction claim iust below. He is  in hones of finding the Adela vein that is sup-  posed to cross the Queen Fraction. *  -  Judge Spinks at the   Grand   Forks count}*''  court on  Tu'es'day gaye  judgment in favor of.  Charles./Vau.Ness in an important mining case  involving' the title , to   the   Palmetto   propert37"  in  Wellington camp.-.  The transfer of the stock of the Poorman  Mining Compan3?, of Rossland, purchased l:y'  the British America Corporation last winter,  has been made. The board of directors has  been re-organized and. the. control of "the pro-  oerty is virtualiv in the hands of the British.  America Corooratiou through this reorganiza-  tioii.   M   P. Stewart and J. McLaughlin  are pros-'  pecting the hills'so nth of Ashcroft on  the old'  Cariboo   road,   and   claim   to  have had some  good prospects. ,  J. H. McLennan, will go up north', shortly  with a pack train of 35 mules for. the Cassiar  Central Railwa}' Compan3r.  The Wakefield mine is adding to its force,  and now that the trail is open it will soon be  running in full blast.  The Juno, adjoining the  Athabasca   group,  on Morning mountain, is  turning out a very,  oromisins:   oropertv.-    At'a 'depth cof   18  feet  samples of ore have been taken out running as  high as $104 to the ton.  Jack Elliott, of  Nelson,   B.  C,   purchased  from Mr. Ch.as. Van Ness, of   Grand   Fork   a .  one-quarter   interest   in   the   Rattler    mineral  claim, in Summit camp.  THE   MODERN    GIAOUR.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Who thundering comes into the fray  To fill the house with dire dismay,  With student voire and gesture bold,  Like Hector in the days of old,  Lamenting Troy and Priam's wrongs���  (Further particulars, Homer's songs)?���  To bring this to the present day,  Instead of Troy, read Kootenai,  Instead of Hector, K el lie read  And. you will understand my screed���  Who thundering speaks, 'tis he. 'tis he!  The hero of my melody ;  The man who bravely left the ins  To scourge them for their many sins.  Sins of inleut, sins of commission,  Nor last, nor least, sins of omission ;  Unhappy wights, disaster waits  For those who combat with the Fates,.  And never yet was Fate's decree  Unwavering in its destiny  As sternly void of all relenting  As Keltic from the ins dissenting.  Yet now, though voting with the outs,  Their dearest arguments he flouts;  Be in who will, be out who may,  lie's still the  King of Kootenai ;  And those who love a speaker plain  Fray that as such he long may reign.  Xatto.v.  At the weekly meeting of the   city   council  W1 Monday afternoon, Acting   Ma3>T>r   Teetzel  , presided;  and the   others   present   were   Aid.  Hiltyer,   Madden,''.'Ma-lone,   Gilker   and,.City  Engineer McCulloch.  It was decided to hoid over until next meeting a number of bylaws which passed their  initial stages last week. -.,,.:,,y.v./  On the application of Chief Thompson, thirteen'members of the fire brigade were granted  permission to attend the Queen's Birthday  celebra :ion at Kaslo.  ������! The mayor suggested that John'."Myles be  appointed dog tax collector, and empowered  to enforce the by-law.    Adproved.  A number of accounts were passed, and the  board adjourned.  YMIR.  (Special correspondence to The Economist.)  Ymir has been formed into a school district.-  The land; embraced within the boundaries of  Ymir is becoming of such great value that a  decree has been issued by the townsite agent,  John Dean,, to the effect that tents will not be  allowed to be pitched on the townsite. Two  cases of this high-handed work occurred last  week. In each case the occupants wTereordered off.c I would not dare to presume on  what grounds John-Dean bases his action', but  I know tills, that his course is detrimental to  the interests, of Ymir. I know of no other  place in the dominion where the prospector is  prohibited from erecting his tent.: Great  indignation is felt, and a well-signed petition .  has been forwarded to D. C. Corbin, asking  him to look into the matter and. have the order  rescinded.  East Tan uarv two -men named Wagner and  Eund were lost in a snowslide on the Alabama  mineral claim. On Monday morning Jim  Graham, who is emplo3red to find the, missing  men, saw the s.oowshoe of one projecting from  the snow. He immediately came to town for  assistance, and willing hands were soon on  the spot. When the body was uncovered it  was found to be that of Wagner.  The government is erecting a bridge over  the Salmon river at the mouth of Porcupine  creek. The prompt manner in which the gold  com mission ei took this matter up is appreciated Ijy all.  Provincial Constable Forrester has received  instructions from headquarters that in future  all saloons must be closed from 11 o'clock  Saturday night till 6 a.m. Monday. As the  enforcement of this order was sudded, there  were a great number of men feeling dry, but  no doubt this difficult^"- will be overcome in future b3r the la3ung in of a supply on Saturda3r.  I would strongly urge that men looking for  work should not come here, as we have all the  men that are needed.  Mining is being rapidly pushed here. A  number of groups have been bonded during  the week.  Encourage home manufacture and smoke the Koyal Seal.  m The nelson economist.  DRY  GOODS  1'  MENS'  FURNISHINGS  ^ c *>>  DRESS  .   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 irpall lengths,0  prices $2.50 and up.  I  We have just received a large stock of Men's Fancy Colored Shirts  showing a large range of styles and patterns in REGATTA and  NEGLIGE SHIRTS, which we are offering  at  reduced prices.  LADIES'  WAIST  New novelties in Ladies' Shirt  Waists, sizes 32 to.,40, in the latest   Organies,     Grenadines   and  ST STYLES IN HEN'S  HATS."   '������;':  PRING.AND BUSINESS   SUITS.  NECKWEAR and linen collars and cuffs  Lappett: Muslins.  50 cents upwards.  Prices   from  iesV   Parasols,  Spring  Capes and Jackets.  LOCAL NEWS.  Tlie Vernon street bridge has been closed to  traffic, owing to the dangerous condition of  the  structure.  A six foot sidewalk is   being   put   down   on  Water Street, the newly graded thoroughfare,  {     as far east as the city limits..  The watering cart is getting its summer  coat of paint, and will make its first appearance of the season probably tomorrow.  Pile driving at the city wharf was begun  on Monday. The sum of $1000 was voted  by the Provincial Legislature to repair the  structure.  Work on the Presb3'terian Church is progressing favorably. The building will have  an additional twent3r feet added as well as a  school room.  Rev. Dr. Sutherland, rnissiona^ secretary  Methodist Church of Canada, will occupy the  pulpit of the Methodist church on Sunday  morning and evening next.  The municipal elections at Grand FNorks  resulted in the election of Jeff Davis as mayor,  by acclamation ; M. O'Connor, L. A. Manly  and Peter McCalium for North Ward, and M.  D. White, F. H. Knight and J. W. Jones for  South Ward.  The contract has been let for the building of  a Baptist church  on  Stanley   Street,   opposite  the public school.      The edifice will be a very  neat one,   with   a   sevemyy-foot   tower.       The  main building will be 36x64 feet,  with   vestny  and committee room to the rear and   Sunday  School accommodation in   basement.     Messrs.  Hwart   & Carrie are the architects, and Contractor Kribs has the work in hand.     It is expected that the church   will be   ready   for occupation early in August.  The Searchlight says that the latest reports  from Bonner's Ferry regarding the ea.tyr commencement of the Nelson & Bedlington, look  very favorable. The Great Northern is putting a steamer on the river to run between the  Ferry and the boundary line, presumably to  carry supplies for the construction of the road.  A party of engineers are now at work near  Bonner's Ferry cross-sectioning, and it is safe  to say that in less than two months the construction work will be well under way.  Kaslo creek has been swelling rapidty by  the water from the hills of late and at present  has a rather lively appearance.  John Myles has been entrusted with the  task of seeing that the owners of dogs contribute $2 per head to the cit\T treasury, and also  that the canines are duty ornamented with the  official tag.  John Cannon, a section hand on the Kaslo  & Slocan railway,' was sentenced to two  months' imprisonment try. Judge Forin on a  charge of assault. John struck a fellow workman with, a crowbar.  The Grand Forks church question  is   to be*  thoroughlv ventilated at a meeting* to be held  ���' ��-.0  .      .  on the 20th inst., at which time the commission recently appointed by the Presb\'ter3' to  visit Grand F;rks aid mike an investigation  of the church affairs will be on hand.  Smith Curtis states that the parties holding:  the option on the Grand Forks townsite are  read3' to take it up just as soon as John A.  Manly can be located, so that he can sign the  agreement for the smelter site, which is part of  the deal. According to the terms of the agree-  ment John Manty donates an undivided half-  interest in 1,000 acres of land adjoining the  city of Grand Forks on the east in consideration of a-smelter being erected thereon. It  further provides that work has to be commenced inside of three months from the date  of signing the pipers, and the smelter must be  completed within six months from the time of  commencement.  On Sunda\- afternoon James   H.   Hutcheson  and Frederick   Russell  were   drowned in   the  lake opposite the N. & F. S. railway depot, by  the upsetting of a   canoe.     The  accident  was  witnessed b3^ C.   H.   Leicester,   who  promptly  raised the alarm, and with Joe Dumont jumped  into a boat aud pushed out to  the  rescue,   too  late, however, to be of an3^ service, as   the unfortunate young canoeists had sunk,   never to  rise again.     A few hours afterwards  the bod}*-  of Russell was recovered  by  the search  }ydrty   \  with grappling irons, but  the other bod3^ has   j  not yet  been   found.     Both   3'ouug men   were   I  well   known   aud   very   mpular   in   tlie cit\T.   j  The interment of Russell took   place on   Mon-   I  day afternoon, the remains   being  followed  to   :  the   grave   by   the  members  of the   I.O.G.T.   ;  and a large concourse of sorrowing friends. j  ! The earty closiug movement came into  operation on Monday evening in Nelson, and  gave great satisfaction to emplo3~ees in the  various stores, without incouviencing the  public in the slightest degree.  The aooeal case of Thos. Grav, who was  fined $20 and costs for a breach of the Fisheries regulations, by allowing the saw dust of  his mill to be emptied into the waters of the  lake, was before Judge Forin on Friday. His  lorc'shio heard the evidence  and   reserved  his  t .       .  decision  A couple of Chinamen���their names would  not help to identity them�����vere fined $5 aud  costs at police court the other da3^ for having  their premises in an insanitary condition. If  a prize of $10,000 were to be offered for the  best sanitary arrangements no Chinaman  'could be induced to compete.  The Victoria Colonist  says  that   when   Mr.  Pat Burns, the well dnown cattle man of-Koo-  tenav,   visited  Victoria   at   the   beginning   of  last week, one of the largest cattle enterprises  yet reported in connection with  the Klond3'ke  was entered into.  .   Mr. Burns is out to obtain  the control of the   meat suppty   of  the  Klondike, aud those acquainted  with  the   experience and resources that he has shown in   connection    with   the    Kootena3r   country    cattle  trade are certain  that- he   will   "get   there."  Several thousand cattle are to   be   shipped   in  bands leaving Vancouver  and  Victoria   eveiw  week from now onwards.  The following have been sworn in  as   mem"  bers of the Kootena3r Regiment from this district :   Captain,  A.   E.   Hodgins ;    1st   lieutenant, H. E.   Macdonnell ;   2nd   lieutenant,   W.  A. Galliher ; R. W. Day, R. A.  Winerals. N.  F. MacLeod, E. Parks,   W.   G.   Lillie,   J.   M.  Keefer,    J.   L.    Vanstone,    Alfred    Tregillus,  George Doyle, PI. J. Phair, J.   F.   Thompson,  W. J.   Thompson,   E.   V.   Thompson,    H.   E.  Good, W.   Askew,   W.    G.   McMorris,    R.   G.  McLeod, J. Dufresne. C. H. Allan, Jas. Allen.  H. A. Gervan, D. R.   Dewar, J.   M.   Hoag, J.  A. McDonald, G. W. Steele, S.   P.   Shaw, W.  B. Shaw, J. S. Weer, W.  J.   G,   Dickson,   PI.  F. Macleod, A. R. Knox, Thomas   Brown,   J.  E. Annable, H. Bradley, Charles  E.   Beasley,  G. S. Beer aud R. Mcl^arlane, bugler.  Wall   Paper,   newest   designs, lowest prices,   at   Thomson  Statioinery Co., Ltd.  uuusiwium imwufNiiM  HtaiawMmiM^amiyiBb-*^^ .8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  !''.'-  t 4  h .i  l<    i  ���   i  I *- *  !  f  ['.������-I  ! r ������: t  I!  H  '�����������  fl  r:f  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  When one observes the ill-dressed  women  to   be  seen  on   the  streets  daity a person is led to   think   that  their most common fault is carelessness in matching    shades.       Better  take a contrast   if  you   cannot   get  an exact   match,   biit   patience will  invariably, secure   what   is   wanted;  if one store does not have it, another  will.        Harmonies   in    dress    are  more effective at   all   times   and   in  better taste than contrasts; thus,    if  you have a pink evening   dress  try  rather to get gloves of just the same  pink than of white   kid   or  of tin.  Again, if you have a hat with a red  or blue flower, . and   are   buying   a  dress that wou   are, likely-: to   wear  with it, get something with a spray  or.line repeating that  very   tone   of  red   or   blue;   this applies to  every  color.      Strike a note in   each   costume, however simple,   -*nd keep to  it.      The  cheapest gown, if all the  details   are   studied,   will   cost    no  more and  surpass  in  effect,   something at thrice the  price.  : the shoulder seams, take up a   little  tuch in   the  lining.       The   outside  material must be stretched :o fit  the  lining .without'1 any   tucks.    - In fitting the arm holes be careful   not   to  cut away too much, even if the3^ feel  a bit uncomfortable���they  are   sure  to st e:ch a little.      The best way is  to snip 'a, very short   cut   here   and  there and then trim off as required.  The same caution should, be   exercised in cutting the neck.      In    fitting the sleeve have the lining loose  enough to  be  comfortable  and   be  sure to see  that   it  does   not  twist  anywhere.      A sleeve with a   seam  that should be at the inside   of tne  arm standing up at the back of the.  hand is  too   suggestive   of   " home  dressmaking" to be desirable.    Cut  the canvas interlining of the   collar  on the bias and   stretch   the   lower  edge.      This makes it   " hug"   the  neck.      Don't forget that this needs  fitting quite as much as the  rest   of  the bodice.  Having purchased the interests of C.   Harrington  & Co  ip 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.  Morrison & Caldwell  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is a necessity.   Talce it and you will require no  other blood purifier.  iss  Smith  FJRST-CLASS  DRESSMAKING  -ayes Block  laker Sire  Dressmaking.  A Well   known   dressmaker,    on  being asked for a   few   hints   as   to  how she made the   bodices   for   her  customers ht so well, said:    " Whv  I fit till the fit is all right!      That's  all."      And this is th-"4 great   secret  of fitting.      Certainly   it calls    for  S)me   knowledge   and   ability,   but  these can be acquired   by   any   one  who possesses an   ordinary   amount  of common sense.      A   trial   fitting  may be made with the lining turned  inside oat, but for the   final   one   it  must be turned the other way,- as in  many women the two  sides   of  the  figure are not exactly alike.      First  of  all,   pin   your    lining    together  down the front, making the line   of  pins curve to follow the   outline   of  the figure from chin to waist.     One  rule in fitting   has   no   exception ���  never displace the waist line.       Put  it at first where the figure   requires  it and then fit above  and   below   it,  but don't move it out   of  the   line.  Fit the  seams   in   the   back,   being  careful to keep the shape of the  different parts perfect, and not to pucker or stretch them, but onlv strain  them  diagonalty.    Take in what  is j  necessary under the arms, and alte*-  the bust darts, if they require it,   so  that they shall begin just below the  curve of the   bust.      These   should  be tapered off more   or   less   gradually, according to the fulness of the  figure, but in any case they must end  just under the bust, or the}'are sure  to "bulge."      Now note   the   back  and   shoulders.      Very   likely    you  will find that the back   sags   at   the  neck and the front wrinkles   at   the  shoulder   seams.      Rip   open   these  seams,    then   press   the    front     up  smoothly over the bust to the shoulder, draw the back up firmty till   it  is quite tight and repin  new   shoulder seams.      The front of the shoulder seam  should   be   stretched  just  a little, letting the back lie " easy."  This helps   the   front   set  smoothly  over  the   hollow   in   the    shoulder  that is found   in   most   figures.      If  the figure is not very full in front of  Opp. GllStOm HDUSe, NelSOIl, B. C.  n't forget that we are the largest importers  and dealers in men's shoes of all kinds. . .  GILKER, Post Office  Store  GL   O.   ROSS  OPPOSITE QUEEN'S  HOTEL  Fashionable. Fitting,   Fancy and  First-Class.  Miss V. Sullivan has opened  dressmaking parlors over Mills &  Lott's fruit store, corner of Ward  and Baker Streets, where she is  prepared to do all classes of dressmaking.   Fit and finish guaranteed.  ISS V. SULLIVAN.  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  ���  MERCHANT TAILOR.  In   all  the  latest   fashions  promptly executed.  orders  A full and well selected stock, embracing all the latest novelties.  IS  Traves Blocl  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  ��  Baker St., Nelson, B, C,  Baker Streec.  Dominion and  Land Surveyor,  Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. 80x498.  9*>H  SflflSBMEMM^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  SPARE MOMENTS.  Rose: "Couldn't we get up a  [ottery for the benefit of the  fchurch ?" Daisy : 'l A lottery ? Our  minister is so opposed to lotteries  J-hat he has conscientious scruples  (about performing the marriage ser-  Ivice."    ������:���;.��� j ������  Ikey; :   '' Vat you fink of ze story  jof ze goose zat laid ze golten egg?''  Yakey :   " It'ink  zat   if  she knew  her egg vas golten she vas   an   aw-  [ful goose to go and lay it."  "Now, a bribe,"' said the statesman, " a bribe, as I take it "���But  the.roar of delighted interruption  that followed convinced him that  further remarks were   unnecessary.  She said-to herself as she arose  from the icy sidewalk on which she  had fallen, and carefully smoothed  an,d brushed her dress with her  hands ; " I bought these for boots  last Saturday night, but it seems  they are slippers."  Mr. Quiggs : " Your husband reminds me of some one." Mrs.  Neighbors: " He reminds me, of  his mother '.e'verv time cookine  doesn't suit'hint." ���'  Photographer ; " Now, madam,  kindlv assume a oleasing expression  of countenance. Think of some-  thins: aereeable. "      Lad}r :   "What  yet has an eye to that enemy, dirt.  These gloves can be worn until  soiled, then washed in tipid water  with suds of<good soap.,: The  gloves should be drawn on the  hands, then wash through^7*, using  a fine nailbrush and extra soap for  the specialty soiled spots. Rinse  in clean suds. Remove from the  hands and wring in clean towel.  Then stretch out each finger and  drv in the open air.  he  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B.C.  .    BRANCHES AT  1  The   only   first-class   saloon in the  city.  The   Choicest    Liquors  always in  stock.  ROSSLAND  .   SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY d  SWIRE GLASSWARE AND CROCKERY  Mixed   drinks    of   all  soecialtv.  kinds   a  All tlie best brands  of cigars are  to be had at  >->  O ���'  could     it  " Imagine  "o  be.?.'' Photographer :  your husband bought  you a new dress, and your dearest  friend could not afford to have one  like it."  Patient:   "Doctor,   my    memory  has    recently   become    shockingly  bad."        Doctor:     "Indeed?    "ii  these cases, sir, it. is my   invariable  rule ti ask for my fee in   advance."  " It don't matter," said a gentleman, trying to console an author;  "if your book isn't read���your  hair is."  First Artist : " I received a magnificent tribute to my skill the other  day at the exhibition." Second  Artist: " What was it?" First  Artist: "You know my picture,  ' A Storm at Sea?" Well, a man  and his wife were looking at it,  and I heard the man say, ' Come  on, my dear ; that picture makes  me sick.' "  Aspiring Poet: "I'll set the  world ablaze yet." His wife : " I  do hope you will, dear. Would  you mind making a fire in the kitchen stove���j ust as a matter of practice, you know ?"  Little Nellie was in the kitchen  one day and seeing some large insects crawling around she asked  what they were, and was informed  that they were ants. The next  morning she was playing in the  yard, and seeing a lot of small ants  crawling over the ground, she ran  to her mother and exclaimed���  " Oh, mamma, there's a whole lot  of little nephews and nieces out  there in the yard coming to visit  their aunts in the kitchen." j  constantly  arriving   and  on hand.     The  latest  in  Foreign  patterns of  Tableware in  China and Glass.  WINE, SHERRY, CHAMPAGHE AHD BEER GLASSES  Decanters, Bitters Bottles, in cut, blown aud pressed glass. Groceries  including Canned Goods,-Fresh Creamery Butter, Eggs, Fruit and  Vegetables, Choice Smoked Meats, Salt Fish, Dried Fruits and Meats.  WILSON  regard  want    to    enlighten    our  little    world    about   us in  to   Wall Paper  Buying.       We  right   here  And Delivery Service  Will always be found prompt and  satisfactory. Parcels carried at  reasonable rates and with the greatest care.  Q*~n A TNT7"*! ��� Front of Vancouver Hard-  ��5 -*- -ta-_-N XJ .    ware store, Baker 'ir treet.  Telephone 82.  Residence, near the brick yard, Water   St.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  &p34  v    .ft  m  want you to know that  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till vou have looked about  you 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 superi  ority of    .     .       .  1 Ours  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention iciven to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth bv  local anesthetics.  <$>  ^  URN  AND  w��l  a*tS  vOi  L'td  er  aker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  Ii. D. HUriE, Manager.  Is Now Open to the Public ....  New Building, New Furnishing,   Steam Heat in every Room,  Everything    Strictly    First-Class,  Sample Rooms.  Corner Vernon  and Ward Streets.  Large  and    Well-Lighted  W.  Old chamois gloves prove a blessing when a room is to be cleaned  and renovated   to   the woman who  4>  ���  ���  Roman Kalydor removes  these annoyances, softens the  skin and beautifies the complexion. No lad}-'s toilet  complete without it. For sale  only at  ���  �����  ���  VANSTONES' DRUG STORE t  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts. a  STAR BAK  Corner Josephine and Latimer Streets.  R. G. JOY, Prop  Bread Delivered to any Part of Town.  And can be obtained from Kirkpatrick 6c Wilson, Baker Slice!; C  G. Davis, Ward Street; T.J. Seanlan, Stanley Street; sic; fraiLi-e  Grocer>y Himie  Addition.  values her personal apperance    and j ^^+^+*++^*+*+*+*+*+^*+^ I Ask Your Grocer for Joy's Bread.  AUMLMMIII>��IU��UIUnMUUMMMUII.Uiw  iiiiJjiiaiij]iBiMIJjiii.iwuiiuij��tultt^ io  THE NFXSON ECONOMIST.  ill  fc'M  1 ?M  t,rt-  I   I  r.fc  ���W--  iif.  \\m  i:  I  p  lt.3.  I fc-f  ^  ^  % picture is sure to be discarded.    If you want  When properly  ever treasured by  a really good thing go to  and artistically finished are  ily and friends, while a bad ^  :������  <l  ���.  �� The ...studio is fitted up wit  $ it successfully, v    Now  is  $ get your       v     . . .:  ���  And you may rely upon getting artistic work, and work that will last.  all- modern appliances, and no trouble or expense is spared in operating <!{  he0-tinie   to caP " ' *���  GENERAL,NOTES.  An order-in-Couucil has been  signed by Lord Aberdeen, permitting the  law  to take its course in  . the case of Tom Nulty, now in Jo-  Hette jail, sentenced to be hanged  for tlie murder of his three sisters,  aged 17., 15 and 11. years, and his  brother, 9 years. Nulty will be  executed   on   the 20th  inst.  in  the  jail yard at Joliette.  ^s*^  :DUGAtlON..  The   Spanish  version  of the engagement   at  Cardenas  is  tliat the  gu-iboat Antonio Lopez, an old tub  be 1 o n gi n g to t h e   C am pa n i a  Tra n s -  Atlantic,   mounting   one   gun,   was  struck twelve times, but continued  fighting-'until the ammunition  was  exhausted.   The bombardment was  begun without   notice, and, oh  this  account,  according   to   official despatches,   the   foreign  residents cqn  command   omnensation   from   the  United   States.     The fact that the  attempt  upon  Cardenas and   Cien-  fuegfos   was   simultaneous   proves,  the Spanish officials   argue,   that it  was   planned   in   conjunction with  the insurgents, who, in the fight on  Weduesdav   are   said to   have suffered a serious check.  John A. Nioholls, the well known  prohibitionist champion, gives the  chances for that cause in different  sections of Canada as follows : Ontario w ill be carried by 50,000. In  Quebec prohibition will be beaten  badly in the leading centres, such  as Montreal, Quebec, Three Rivers,  St. Hyacinthe and Sherbrooke.  But the towns and villages will be  all right. In the eastern townships, Stanstead, Compton, Brome,  Richmond, Wolfe, Missisquoi,  Shefford and Argenteuil will be for  prohibition, while Megantic will be  against it. Tlie prohibitionists will  carry Manitoba, the Territories and  the three Maritime provinces, but  British Columbia will be against  them. Mr. Nicholls concluded by  stating that steps would be taken in  the near future to ascertain the  views of the higher Catholic clergy  on the question, which is now to be  submitted for the consideration of  the people of Canada.  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, commencing on Monday, July 4th, 1898, at 8:-M5 a.m.:  Victoria.  In .South Park School Building.  Vancouver..... i n 11 igh   'ehool Building.  Kamloops...... In Public School Building.  .Each applicant m ust forward a notice, thirty  days before the examination, stating the class  and grade of -certificate'for.-which he will be a  candidate, the optional subjects selected, and  at which of the above-named places he w ill  attend. .  lyvKRY notice of intention to be an applicant  'must be ac/companied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the above  requirements must be fulfilled before their application can be tiled.  A II candidates for First Class, Grade A, Certificates, including Graduates, must attend in  Victoria to take the subjects prescribed for  July 1.Stb. and Mth instants, and to undergo  required oral examination.  S. J).  POPE,  Superintendent oi* Education.  Education Ofrh e.  Victoria, 3Ia\ -Itli, 1S98.  LS.no At  Mara.   Block;   N^elsoii-  GENEREL HARDWARE, STOVES, MINING SUPPLIES,  LAMPS AND LAMP GOODS,. PLAIN AND FANCY. .. Agents for  Armstrong & Morrison's Ore cars���the best in the market.  U-Jl D  e  ^  aril  U i 2  Wr  ���W  B  ���a 1/j  ���t;bf\i  U\  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices  reasonable  To Shingle Makers.  I want to let a contract for sawing 4,000.000  shingles. Timber, machine and power furnished.    Enquire, ���' O. K. " Economist office.  Take notice that sixty days after date  J   in- j  tend   to applv   to   the Chief Commissioner  of:  Lands and  .Works for- leave   to   purclia.se one!  hundred and sixty a: res of  land   at  Crawford :  Bay, in the district of West Kootenay. B.C., ad- '  joining on the east side of Lot 190,  G. 1.    Start- ;  ing from a post marked " II. B.  Thomson's  initial post north   west  corner,"   thence  east  L.U  chains, thence sont ii 80 chains,  theme   west 20  chains,    thence  north   80  chains   to   starting  point. i  IIknrv li. Thomson.     !  Dated, March 2(">, 1808. i  Notice of Application  to Cut Timber.  1 hereby give notice that I have applied Io  the Com missioner of Lands and Works for a  special luense to cut, fell and carry away timber from one thousand acres of land situated  on Goat River, in tlie West Kootenay distrw I,  and more particularly described as follows :  Commencing at a post on north side of riirht  of v.avi f P. C. S. Kail way. and o p"��sito. station  67o of location of said railway, being suppose.1  ea-;t 1 ine of one Cam pbell's applieat ion io p i'���-  chas-j. tl'en e north forty chains, (hem e ( as' : o ��  chains, or to west side line of one Newman s  application to purchase; thence south h.rt,- ;  chains; the:.ce west 250 chains to place of be j  ginning.  Signed. ;  ('. F. IIanxincton.  Goat River. B. C Mav 11, 1808.  THIS WEEK AT  *��wcraS��5w  1-1  Dress Goods, Ladies' Capes, and jackets.     A   large  assortment to choose from.  We carry a full line of Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Our prices on  these lines are right.  <S��  J  LAfiD  KEGISTRY ACT.  In the matter of an application for a l>uplicatc  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 McGillivrav io  (inter alia) the above land dated the 10th February, 1892, and numbered I'-MoTa.  S. V. Wootton,  'Registrar-General.  Land Retristrv Office, Victoria, B. G.  0th May, 1898.  Eye Sight Tested Free  CLUB  HOTEL-  �� Si     BbKT tec*   tt    tSsssf 12a��r BisE' vts��*&. ^s5? v^xipr ��     ��  PERSCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.  9    ��  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io  cents  E. J.  Curran, Proprietor. Get your job printing clone at the Economist office.  mBmCBOMRmtKT  JiffiJ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  PERSONAL.  | Hamilton,    land   commissioner   of  ��������� I the C.P.R., Winnipeg, will shortly  ; Rev. B. Porter, Kuskonook, is-at!visit   the   East   Kootenay   district  Jae Phair.     . [along  the   Crow's  Nest Pass rail-  Thomas Norman,  of Toronto, is j way.    He will start out three sur  j.i town.  Harry A. King,   of Rossland," is  |.t the Hume.  T. Alien   and wife,   of Toronto,  |i.re at the Hume.  S.    T.    Wood,    of   the   Toronto  plobe, is in the city.  D. Wilson-and wife, 'of  London,  |B lgland, are at the Hume.  H, Devitt, auditor for  the  Dominion Express Co., is at the Hume.  W. E.   McCormick,   of  Vancouver, is at the Hume:  D. Dlll'man,   of Milwaukee   beer  |fame, was in town last week.  W. A. Southerland, Republic,  [Wash., is at the Phair.  W. H. Brandon, Slocan City, is  ! paying Nelson a visit.  Martin O'Reill}- is suffering from  |a severe attack, of pneumonia.  L. G. Henderson, of the Heiider-  s.m Directory Co., is in town.  R. T. Towery, of the New Den-  |v'er Ledge, was in  tuwn yesterday.  G. W. PI. Evans, St. John, N.B.,  lis pa3dng the Kootena)*s a visit. He  |is'at present in Nelson.  T. C.   Brainerd, president ot  the  Hamilton   Powder   Co.,   and wife,  (are registered at the Phair.  Mrs. Gore, wife o\: port Captain  Gore, and family, have arrived ' ii:  Nelson, which they will make their  home.  M. J. Hiney, of Crows' Nest  Pass construction works, wife and  family, Mrs. Rorey and Rev. Olives  of MacLeod, are at tlie Phair.  The first peal of thunder of the  season was heard in Nelson yesterday.  The old jail is being fitted up as  a private residence, to be known as  Custodian  Cottage.  Sewerage connections continue to  be a source of trouble, the public  streets being constantly ripped up  for pipe ln}Ting.  It is said that Nelson is to have  a Chinatown, and that it is to be in  the vicinity of the skating rink.  Hard on the skating rink.  Senior Guard Ince of the Provincial Gaol, left last night for Ottawa,  in consequence of a telegram received announcing the death, of his  mother and serious illness of his  father.  A local mathematician calculates  that there has been 14,213 square  yards of house painting done in the  city this spring. There has certainly  been a lot of painting, and the appearance of the town has been much  improved thereby.  The   enclosure   for   the   herd   of  buffalo now at Silver Heierhts, near  Winnipeg, is nearly completed, and  the    herd    is   expected   to    arrive  shortly.     The   three animals    that  vey parties to lay out farms from  the summit of the Rockies through  to the Kootenay lakes and east  through the Kootenay valley.  The public schools of Nelson  were closed today at 110011 in consequence of an outbreak of scarlet  fever, and will remain closed until  the first of next month. There are  only a, few cases, but as the little  sufferers had been attending school  during   the    earlier  stages  of  the  trouble, it was deemed advisable to  close the doors, so as to minimise  risk of the disease spreading.   .  W. C. Weils, of Pallisier, was the  choice of the. Opposition convention  in Golden last week, for the purpose of selecting a candidate for  North East Kootenay for the approaching election.  An Ottawa dispatch sa3*\s : Seven  thousand ' tons of steel rails have  been shipped for the construction oi  a railway from Skaguay to Lake  Ben net, the said road to be opened  by September of this year, and to be  then continued to Selkirk with all  speed, and without a bonus. Engineer Hawkins has left here in  charge of a lars.*e oartv.  Are always in demand, when seasonable goods are offered at  reasonable    prices: We    always    carry,   a fine selection of  HATS ^'"alV 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  Baker Street,  Nelson.  T3  s  Wagon 'work and Blacksmith ing in all its Branches.  H. A.   PROSSER.   Rflanager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court Hous;  NELSON,  B.  C.  Ill  J.  ��  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  App'scaV'ors for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that thirty clays after  date hereof,   we," the  undersigned,  intend   to  make application lor a license t:o sell liquor by  retail, on premises known as the 'Jrove, situate  it Bogustown, near the city of Nelson.  War Brooks  Frederick Herman.  Kelson, B.C., May 7th, 189.8.  NOTICE.  J hereby give notice that I. will not be responsible for "any debts.contracted by my wife,  Elizabeth Goodwin, after this date.  F. C. Goodwin.  Nelson, May 10th, 1898.  Money  stf 5*3 a i,  s   its-  *ie  ry  ^arsapar*  Optician and Watchmaker,  i MeKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  E i  ie.  iron,  ip    ���     if*  .bmger  All work guaranteed.  &��  ^  �� r-  ^  *���     n  f^4  ��  ma eon  ��  VICTORIA  li  1  VANCOUVER  ��   3  nelson  !  GRAND   CELEBRATION  On Real Estate and for Building Purposes.  House Property  for sale���Central location���25  pev'cent on investment.  Apply  STEWART   &   LEN&OX,   Agents  For the Canadian Mutual  Loan  <.'c  Investment  Company, of Toronto, Out,        Offices :  Corner Ward ������mhI  ."laker Streets. >.'eIson, B.C.  F��OT!CE.  Notice, is hereby given that I have purchaser!  all the lumber in" the lumber yard known as  "The f-'almo Lumber Company, Lumber Yard,''  and by some as " The Lumber Yard of Thompson &"Hell," si tuate near Gray's Mill. Nelson,  B.C. 1 have hIso purchased all the outstanding accounts of the stiid yard, and sales made  by or settlements made with any person or  persons after this dale other than'myself will  not be recognized, and are herebv forbidden.  Dated, this 2f)th day of April, 1S9S.  Frank Lav in.  WOTiCE  ^7  Special train  and steamer service  for the-day will be as follows :  7:'P,0 a.m..-Leaves���NFLi-ON���Aridves-9:-10   p.m.  11:15 a.m.-Arr���SILYFb'TON- Leaves-d :10 p.m.  (" :45 a.m���Leaves���i-A XPON���Arrives���9:00 p.m.  S:f>5 a.m.-Arr���.siLVEltTON���Leaves���0 :30 p.m.  Above includes service to and from'  all intermediate points.  Tickets on sale by all C. P. R.  agents at single fare for the round  trip. Purchase same before boarding trains or steamers.  LIMSEED  OIL  TURPENTINE  HARD OILS  VARNISHES  STAINS  LIQUID   FILLERS  MIXED   PAINTS  ENAMELS  WHITE  LEAD  *. P �� 3" s  ��n*-"9r  I P. O. BOX 63.  Tel��ph��ne g  Uli  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between Catherine (.!. Davis  and P. F. Jaynes, as grocers at the City of Nelson, under the firm name of Davis oc Jaynes,  has this day been dissolved by 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  nth dav of April, 1898.  Witness V Catiiekink <'. Davis  W. A. G aluhkk  < By her attorney 1\ L. Davis  ( Percy F. Javxks.  Mc Laugh! in  lias just received an excellent  line of  H  rnmocKs  ck:  a j  i New   Stock,  kinds of job printing  were shipped to Banff last fall-have j xi j  nmfflnt|���   e>^^  wintered splendidly. | neatly ana prornpjy cxe  It  is   reported   that   Mr.   I,.   A. \ CUted   at  The    Economis  Iii all the latest shades,  Z 1.1 a ran teed.  PS  Sit^  ^l! i  iWiCLMU  Fitted and  n  'US 8  a  lnrge   variety  low*.   .  c  prices  Baker St.  Stationery  .Nelson. 12:  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  h  if!  i ��� *  it t i  ; i  It'   i^  I:   !  ,1  ;{  Tn-r .���* " -t-* -** ">" ^ "ir -*k  EssErsacn;  CJWTfM BWB8|  BASS' ALE, Quarts and Pints. .; G^IN^SS' STOUT, Quarts  and Pints.    Another Car Load of  V*7'  mwi&.  Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B. C.', and London, Eng.  ^^^^^"''^^NEEBON, B. C.  Write for Liquor, Dry Goods and  General Merchandise Catalogues Just published.  ���\��a  **WBhb~."j 'm��  THE THKEE TRAVELLERS.  AND  DIRECT-andi SUPERIOil  huU lL  To Eastern and European points. To Pacific.  Coast, China, Japan,. Australia, and the rich  and active mining districts of  KLOiSDYKE   AND. THE   YUKON  TOURIST OAKS  Models of comfort  From Kevelstofce daily  Three travellers, once on a time  (As ancient story goes),  Together reached a country inn,  Aiicl sought a night's repose.  One was a judge, of merry mein,  Altho' his locks were gray ;  The second, was a parson grave;  The third, a captain gay.      .  "Alack !" the civil host replied,  " You're Aveleome to my fare;  But, on my word, the ' (."olden Swan '  lias but one bed to spare !"  " in such,a case it were but just,"  The weary travellers said,  ���' The landlord should himself decide  Which, one shall have the bed."  " Well, be it so," mine host replied,  '��� To me, 'tis all the same;  "Now gentlemen, 1 pray, proceed���  c"  Let .each assert Ids claim."  The captain was the first to speak,  And by his sword he swore  That he'had lain in garrison  A dozen years or 'more.  His honor then put in his claim���  '-  "For twice as long as that  I've worn the ermine of a judge,  And on the bench I've sat."  The parson said, " i serve the church ;  In this my claim appears,  That in the sacred ministry  I've stood for thirty years."  " The ease is settled !" said mine host.  '��� The parson's right is best;  To lie or sit���'tis very clear���  Affords a deal of rest;  " But one who, like this worthy man,"  The laughing landlord said,  " Mas stood (God help him) thirty years,  May fairly claim tlie bed."  " Sir, have 3rou anj7* fault   to find  with   this   sausage?"      "Yes,   the  .9  uwgmi.1   k.uu.j ; ends are not quite  to   my   liking*."  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  S^=;"Why,     every    sausage    has   get  veyors and Civi! engineers. two ends!"       "True  enough;   but  Agents  for   Obtaining  Crown   Grants and  Ab- , tj1js ()ue  ]ias g0t  the HI. tOO     near    to  stract of Title to Mineral Claims, &c. _.,_, ,,  NELSON,   -   - -   British  Columbia  CONNECTIONS:  To Rossland and main land points :      __  ... Dai l \  (15u p.m.   icaves-NELSON-arrives  10:30 p.m.  Kootenay  Lakc-.Kaslp 'Route.    Str   Kgk^:  ICxcept Sunday Except Smvla.,  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :    11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str.  Nelson:  Men. Wed. Fry . '' .Mon  \Ved.Iii  7 a. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   8:o0 p. m.  Slocan City. Slocan Lake points and Sandon  E^ept Sunday Except Sunda>  Jn.ra.    leaves-KELSON-arrives    2:10  p.m.  Ascertain   Present Reduced   Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. REEK, city agent,.Nelson, B.C.  W.   r.  Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E..J.  Coy!��, j  Dist. Pass. Agent' !  Vancouver, .15.C- \  T. S. t'OUK.  11.    BtTUNET.  ,1    II.  MctiKKGOR  JSillHL  get her."  A  BRSTiSH  COLOMBIA  PRODUCT.  am:. ,mffa^-r,-,niTtwC?a��..tJc=^s'- 7-'Ji- ���J*'-  ��" s Cf d ^*1 ^ Gf��& W  jd srS&C   /f ^  s  a *f*>3 Ba��  at��  m  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  CS$  ts  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  our Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. G.  NELSON,   B.  Cive this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  <^-X  *S*sS?s  ~\  ��    C$    @  !  !' i I  I  WE  HAVE  SWIAiW AIDS TO   ST,   SUCH  AS  "PREPAI  ��-Al  ��  iir  a m l>  &>  FUILIJ^EOF  PAS NTS,   OILS  and  VARNISHES.  VMNT and  VARNISH   BRUSHES    ...  ��  %  n>  \i  fri'  ie 2.1  >cSf  ker 5  ��  <9  #  %���  <-H?#^<��<^> #-#<^^#-#'^'# ^^^^-^^^4 ^^^"^^^^ ^<t>^^# <$��^^-#>^>^##-<^<& <^<^^>  4>  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     =  ead Office;       =       Halifax, Nova Scotia.  E, $5,175,000,00.  4>  Antigonisli, N.S.  Bathiirst, N.B.  Bridge water, N.S.  Chaiiottetown, P.  Doreester, N.B.  Frederic ton, N.B.  CJuvsboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londoiiderrv. N.S  K r  BRANCHES :  Lunenburg,.N.S. ^  iiaitland, N.S.  Mono ton, N.B.  "Montreal, P.O.  do        West End.  do       "Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pietou, N.S.  Port. Hawkesbnrv, N.S.  Kossland, B.C.  Saekville, N.B.  Shubenaradie, N.S.  Su miner side, P E.i.  Svdnev. N.S.  St. Joliiis, Nfid.  Truro, N.S.  A'aneouver, Ji. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymoutli, N.S.  Woodstock, ^s.B.  A Genera!   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills  of Exchange  Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit,  Etc.,  Negotiated.  Accounts  "Received  on  the  Most Favorable Terms.  Interest   allo\wed   on  special   deposits  and  on   Savings   Bank accounts.  ���  ���  BRANCHES IN  BLUTISH  COLUMBIA  ���  M  Ni  1 a S8sn  lAhftli,  NELSON,  A Savings Bank Department ��� has been estab- |  lished in connection with, the Kelson branch of I  this bank. ��  De:oosits of one dollar and upwards received, I  and current rate of interest allowed (at present f  3 per cent per annum). |  GEORGE KVDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     ^  <2>

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