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 '.-.X  \ ���  VOL.  I.  NELSON,  B.   G.,  WEDNESDAY,   NOVEMBER 10.  NO.   18.  THE N E L5 0 N EC ON O HIST  Issued every'Wednesday at the city oi" Nelson, B.C.  I). M. Carley. ....  .....'........... ...Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES :  One Year to Canada and United States..   If paid in advance.......f........./..,....;...........  One Year to Great Britain.....:'. '......:....-....'..  If paid in advance :.............. '....".  Remit  by Express, Money Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter. -  $2.00  1.50  ���2.50  2 00  Correspondence on matters oi* general .interest respectfully  solicited.   ���"���'." ' '     : ���   '..' .'  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  It is reported that tlie Washington authorities are in receipt of a letter from the United  States commissioner at Dyea, informing them  of a wild-cat filibustering scheme, which for  daring is without a parallel even in American  annals. It is nothing less than a plot to seize  Dawson City in the name, of the United States,  and open up the reserved claims for immediate  operation. That such an attempt would be  contemplated there is every reason to believe,  but the filibustering crowd will no doubt be  deterred by the presence of the mounted  police and the certain knowledge that British  justice is swift. Already our American cousins enjoy in that region very many privileges  which they do not accord to British subjects  on grounds over which the Stars and Stripes  float, and for these they ought to be grateful.  If, however, they should attempt an}- such.  raid as that which it is said is in contemplation, they may expect very different treatment  to that which they at present enjoy.  The result of the New York municipal  election cannot be viewed with any degree of  satisfaction by lovers of clean, honest government. In any other couutry the leaders of  the clique by whom the people of greater New  York allow themselves to be dominated, would  be behind the prison bars and not in the polling booth, but New Yorkers have made their  own bed, and must lie on it. They cannot  look for even sympathy when the}'- groan  under the pressure of the Tamman}'' screw. It  is no experiment with them to place that  machine in power : Tammany ruled New York  before, and under its pernicious influences corruption and dishonesty were placed at a premium and the lowest depths of perfidity  attained. With a full knowledge of these  facts, the voters, by an  overwhelming   major-  it}^ place again in power the nominee: of  bossism, and by so doing have given a cruel  set-back to the awakening desire for municipal  reform. It seems impossible in the United  States to separate municipal from state and  national issues, and so strict are , party lines  drawn, that undesirable men, to use no  stronger term, are put in positions of honor  and trust, solely because of being identified  with the particular party having the strongest  pull. During his canvass for the mayoralty  the late Henry George publicly stated that the  Democratic candidates for the positions of  supreme court judges had to pay heavy blackmail to the Tammany election fund, and the  statement was allowed to go unchallenged.  The effect of the elections will be closely  watched.  The recent outbreak of scarlet lever in  Kamloops has been traced to the milk supplied  by a local vendor, whcse cattle were allowed  to partake of polluted water. At the recent  meeting of the city council, Dr. Lambert  .reported on the subject, quoting from medical  authorities several instances in which scarlet  fever had been spread by milk supplied from  infected quarters, also cases where the cows  themselves were proved to be suffering from  the disease. While the steps recently taken in  Nelson to test the quality of milk supplied the  people showed that adulteration is largely  practised by some, at least, of the vendors, it  is satisfactory to know that the evil has been  checked, and that cso far no epidemic has  resulted from the consumption of the impure  article. We hope a close eye will be kept on  the milk supply in future.  Harper's Weekl}r is a   paper  which   is very  much read, and a good deal   of importance  is  attached to what is said in   its   columns.      If  we could but see ourselves as others see us, in  this instance at least, it would be encouraging-.  Speaking of this province Harper's says :  "With not a thousandth part of its resources developed, its fisheries only in their in-  fanc}', the mines, forests and soil only  scratched in places, its population of 120,000  confined to the coast and one river valley, tlie  revenue returns rank British Columbia as  third among the provinces of the Dominion.  British Columbia is emphatically the province  of thejjfuture, the countr}7- of destiny, and the  most valuable possession of the British Crown  on this continent."  Several attempts have been made to bring  about a greater unity in the christian churches  but that there still exists a great deal of seclu-  siveuess is painfully apparent.   In this Canada  of ours statistics give to the Roman Catholic  church about 2,000,000 communicants. The  remaining 3,000,000 of our population  are classed as Protestants, divided into Con-  gregationalists, EvangelicaFGerinans, German  'Lutherans, African Methodist, Episcopal,  Methodist Zion, Mennonite, African Baptists,  Baptists, Church of England, Presbyterians,  Methodists, Spiritualists, Christadelphians,  ���SeventK-day Adventists, Plymouth Brethren,  besides the Christian Endeavor and Epworth  League societies aud the Salvation Army with  a following of 44,000. Surely this is afield  large enough to nieet every demand. In  many of our smaller towns and villages there  are more places of worship than there are  stores. In New Dundee, Ont,,'.for instance,  where there are not more than 500 people  within a radius of rwelve miles, there are no  less than seven churches���Methodist, Luth-  ' eran, Baptist, Mennonite, old and new ; United -  Brethren, radical and orthodox ; and hopes of  Presbyterian and Church of England edifices  being run up in the near future. One cannot  help thinking that the fraternal spirit could  be considerably extended with the view of  reducing the multiplicity of churches, especi-  all}r in small communities.  ;'���    Capital and labor have   for   years   been   at  loggerheads, and while both have their virtues  the}^ have each their faults.      Our sympathies  have at times been on the side of the  one  and  the other according to   merits,   but   we   have  always been in favor of having their differences  settled by arbitration whenever possible. Such  disputes as these are not generally  considered  to be within the province of governments, but  the French Chamber  of  Deputies have  determined to try the experiment.    The Employers  Liability bill adopted by that body, appears to  us a ver}r  drastic measure.      It   imposes,    for  instance, upon the  employer   the  payment   of  an indemnity   to workmen  who   are   accidentally disabled if they are made   to  be   idle  for  four days.      If a workman is  disabled for life,  the employer must pay  him   a pension of two-  thirds of his wages  lost,    and   in   tlie   case   of  partial disablement must  also   pny   him   two-  thirds of the wages thereby lost.       In the case  of death by accident the employer must pay a  pension to the workman's  widow  amounting  to   20   per   cent,   of the  wages   he earned, in  addition to   15   per cent,   for   a   single   child,  raising to 40 per cent, for  four children, until  they reach the age of 18.     Such a measure as  this will have a tendency to  make the   workman careless and to bankrupt   his   employer.  Every precaution should, of course,   be  taken  ,��MiftmW��MgBmMliMMBI��l��iia^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  for the protection of the employe, and this  having been done,, the responsibility of the  employer ceases, in our estimation. Tomake  him bear the burnt of a; careless workman's  mishap would, to the average man, seem  unfair.  According to a census compiled by the Militia Department, Canada has 36; 188 men available for pusposes of defence. The permanent  force, which represents the professional element  of soldiering, numbers 802, whereas the volunteer corps total 35,386. The force is divided  as follows : Permanent cavalry, 145 -artillery,  340 ; infantry, 317. Militia cavalry, 2,383 ;  artillery, 4,052 ; engineers, 212; infantry, 28-  739. The horses employed in the force number 3,551. Should, however, the occasion  arise, this force would be speedily augmented  hy many thousands of volunteers.  There is little doubt that we will accomplish  something in the way of building a perfect airship. The Schwartz machine, fitted with a  benzine motor, was tested near Berlin the  other day in the presence of a number of  scientific men, \vhb^pronounce-the experiment  fairly successful. The airship rose to a height  of a thousand feet, and for about twelve minutes obeyed every move of the rudder or fan,  or whatever the steering apparatus may be  called. But a strong wind prevailed, and the  machine became unmanageable. It could  have maintained its high altitude, but it would  have to go with the wind. The inventor hopes  to overcome this defect, and produce an airship which can be under perfect control, no  matter what the atmospheric conditions. It  is to be hoped he will be as good as his word.  As soon as we get the airship yet another of  old Mother Shipton's prophecies will have  been fulfilled.  The Vancouver World sa}^s it has it on gocd  authority that the provincial elections will be  fought out on Federal political lines. This is  not likely to be the case, but should it so  happen, it will make the calling and election  of the Turner government sure.  Nicolas, Bishop of Alaska and the Aleutian  Islands- is visiting Washington. He is described as one presenting a most striking appearance, clad in canonical robes of ro}'al purple velvet with high head-dress and flowing  black veil and with his broad chest fairly covered -with diamonds, pearls and other precious  stones of great value. He is the only official  representative bishop of the Russian Greek  Church in the territo^ of the United States.  His lordship is somewhat alarmed at the enormous increase in his diocese, and predicts a  hot time in his frozen region next year. The  new-comers are after gold, not on a pilgrim-  ao-e, and the missionary work of the Russian  Greek Church is not likely to influence them.  It looks as if the city of Victoria is to be held  responsible for the unfortunate Point Ellice  Bridge abcident of May 24, 1S96. The full  court has given judgment in the case of Patterson vs. Victoria City, dismissing the defend  ant's appeal from the decision of the court  below awarding $13,560: to plaintiff.; Leave  was granted the corporation to appeal direct to  the Privy Council, and it seems, probable that  such action will be taken. Already there^have  been thousands of dollars spent in litigation  over the fatality that might have been advantageously applied to the relief of the survivors  of the unfortunate victims. If the case be now  brought to the Privy Council it will still further  swell the bill, with probably no other result  than the confirmation of the decision just given.  If the city is responsible the sooner the fact is  acknowledged the better for all parties con -  cerned. It will,-; no doubt, be hard on the  ratepa^^ers to h ave to con tribute some half-  million dollars, but they had better face the  rnusic and make arrangements to assume their  liability.  Miss Lilian Bell, who is narrating her impressions of the Old World and its people for  the Ladies' Home Journal, writes from London  to that magazine as follows :  "I have seen the Houses of Parliament and  the Tower and Westminster Abbey, and the  W'orld's Fair, but the niost impressive sight I  ever beheld is the upraised hand of a London  policeman. I never heard one of them speak  except when spoken to. But let one little  .blue-coated man raise his forefinger, and every  vehicle 011 wheels stops, and stops instantly ;  stops in obedience to law and order; stops  without swearing or gesticulating or abuse ;  stops with no underhanded trying to drive out  of line and get by on the other side ; just stops  and that is the end of it. And why ? Because  the Queen of England is behind that raised  finger. Why, a London policeman has more  power than our'President. Even the Queen's  coachmen obey that forefinger. Understanding how to obey, that is what mukes liberty.  I am the most flamboyant of Americans, the  most hopelessly addicted to my own county,  but I must admit that I had my first real taste  of liberty in England. I will tell you why.  In America, nobody obeys anybody. We  make our laws, and then most industriously  set about studying out a plan by which we  may evade them. America is suffering, as all  republics must of necessity suffer, from liberty  in the hands of the multitude. The multitude  are ignorant, and libert}' in the hands of the  isrnorant is alwavs license."  Mr. Geo. H. Ham, chief of the C. P. R.  literary bureau, has returned to Montreal,  and is enlightening the people of the east as  to the wonders and glories of British Columbia. Mr: Ham had the best opportunities  of judging of the immensity and variety of  our recources, and as a patriotic Canadian will  see to it that the advantages of British Columbia as a field for investment of capital  will be kept to the front. A good story never  loses any of its good points by George's narration, anyway.  The last of the sealing fleet has returned to  Victoria, and now that the catch can be totalled  up it shows a decided falling off as compared  with previous years. There were only 41 vessels employed this year, as compared with 64  last season, the restrictions placed upon the  hunters being such as to deter very mai^ from  engaging in the business.     The fleet has given  employment to 495 white men and 587 Indians.  The total catch, including 1,018 skins taken by  the Indians off the coast, was 30,410, made up  as follows : Taken off the coast, 5,082 ; on the  Japanese coast, 7,321 ; at the Copper Islands,  1,382 ; in Behring Sea, 15,607. Of the seals  captured the larger number were females, about  16,500 as against 14,000 males. Comparison  with previous years shows a falling off in the  catch, as will be seen from the following-. In  1894, the catch was 94,474 >; in 1895, 74>I24 :  and in 1896, 55,667. '']���.������"���'���  As & n evidence of the   religious   spirit  that  prevades this city it might be  mentioned that  that practical Christian organization known as  the Salvation Army,   is growing in   numbers  in Nelson.     It is only a few'"months' since the  first  invasion   of this  city was   made,   and,  while it was uphill work at first, the army has  since  grown in numbers���to an   extent   that  borders   on   the   marvellous.       This   may  be  attributed  to  various  causes,   but   the  most  probable one is  that  the  army  officers   have  labored indefatigably in their work, and in the  face of all obstacles have  succeeded in  establishing themselves here, as elsewhere,   in   the  confidence of the people.      While  the  leaders  of other   denominations have ensconced themselves in plush-covered pews, the army officers  have been up, and doing and demonstrating to  the people the  practical   side   of Christianity.  We   believe   in   orthodox   theology,   but   we  must confess that we have   a preference  for a  religious   organization    that    exemplifies    its  faith  by   good   works.       This   the   Salvation  Army does, and to-day it is doing more to lift  up fallen humanity than any other denomination.      The Salvationists may   not   build   big  churches and advertise to the world that their  present houses  of worship   are  too  small  to  accommodate the congregations that assemble  to listen to the words of burning eloquence of  some ranter, but they do what  is a   thousand  times better���they  take social   outcasts   from  the gutter and make  them useful members of  societ}^.      You can  hear the   scriptures   more  intelligently interpreted by many  members of  the Army than you can by the maj ority of the  preachers.      For these things   we   thank   the  Army and trust it will be upheld and assisted  in   its   good   work   by   our   citizens,  of all  religious denominations. God bless the Army.  Anarchy is rapidly spreading in Europe.  Scarcely a da}^ passes that some plot is not discovered in one or other of the old countries  aimed at the destruction of the existing form  of government. One day it is an attempt on  the life of the Czar, the next comes word that  the president of the French Republic or some of  his ministers are doomed, or that the Emperor  of Germany has reason to be apprehensive of  danger. A late dispatch is to the effect that  a number of soldiers have been arrested at  Nancy, capital of the department of Meurthe-  et-Moselle, for distributing anarchist literature  among the French troops composing the garrison at that place. A quantity of the revolutionary documents have been seized by the  authorities,   and is  said to   be of the most in-  EwKSK THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  flanimatory.character. Several arrests have, of  course, been made, and it is quite probable  that the plot will turn out, like many similar  ones, to have been hatched in some other country than that in which it is discovered. England and America appear to be the ha.tching  grounds of the anarchists, the freedom of speech  and action allowed in both countries rendering  the existence of the conspirator against other  governments comparatively secure.  Just after The Economist   went  to   press  last week the   announcement  was   made   that  Senator Mclnnes had been appointed Lieutenant-Governor   of  British   Columbia   and  that  Mr.  William   Templeman would   receive   the  senatorship    made    vacant   by   Senator   Mclnnes'    acceptance   of  the office   of  Lieutenant-Governor.    It is said that Mr. Templeman  was offered the  Lieutenant-Governorship, but  gave way to   Senator   Mcluii.es- that harmony  might   be   "restored"   in   the   Liberal   ranks.  This was probably the case,  but Thk Economist may be excused if it expresses some surprise that there should be found a Liberal who  would throw away a Lieutenant-Governorship  for a seat in the Senate.     As   to   the   appointment of Senator Mclnnes there   will   be   very  little fault found.     He is  a   good   citizen, and  will in all probability administer the   duties of  his office with credit to himself and his   country.     The appointment of   Mr. Templeman to  the Senate will be hailed with   pleasure by his  many friends in the province.  The only griev-  yance we have against him is that he has been  a. too. persistent disseminator of the pernicious  doctrines    of  Liberalism,   but   thatwill   not  prevent us from extending to Mr. Templeman  our hearty congratulations on his appointment  to the Senate.  While all the cities of the K.ootenay-s have  had a most successful summer, when the  aggregate amount of money spent in building  and improvements comes to be .made up it  will be found that Nelson has far exceeded all  its competitors. Next summer promises to be  even more prosperous, if we mayr judge from  .the.number of buildings in contemplation.  If it be true, as is reported, that Nelson will  soon have an opera house, the circumstance  will be a matter for congratulation by our  citizens. As this city is now situated, there is  not a place in which an entertainment of any  consequence can be given. With a good  theatre, we would have the best travelling  combinations visiting us. Good, clean amusement is an almost absolute necessity to the  well-being of humanity, and a clever performance has an influence for good on a communitv.  The Nelson Tribune, wThich is generally^  recognized/asthe mouthpiece of the thugs and  gamblers, is very much incensed at the comment in this paper on the practice of the city  accepting moneys from keepers of houses of ill-  fame, under the mysterious name of "miscellaneous." The whole argument of the Tribune  is summed up in the statement that the social  evil existed in Nelson before The Economist  took up its habitation here, and will continue  "to exist after The Economist has crossed the  great divide. There is some consolation in  the knowledge that The Economist did not  bring this particular species of vice to Nelson,  and the Tribune in s tying so payrs us a compliment, ���"���<��� There is a tradition, however, that  this social evil broke out in its most virulent  form here simultaneously with the appearance  of the Tribune (or was it the Miner?) and the  suspicion exists in the minds of those who  make it a practice of peering into the future  that with the extermination of the Tribune  the cause of the vice will cease to exist. The  Economist, while it pities the poor abandoned1  creatures who make, a traffic of their souls for  filthy lucre, ��� will not permit its sympathy t.o  .extend to--those who are particeps criminis in  the perpetuation of the vice. It were better  that the city treasury were depleted to the  extent of bankruptcy than that the rising  generation should be brought up to regard  prostitution a legitimate occupation, which will  be the case if the present system of collecting  licenses be persisted in. Oh, '' Miscellaneous,''  what crimes are committed in thy name   !  The provincial gaol is rapidly- approaching  completion. It will be a substantial, structure  and while itwill not be occupied by the most  desirable class of people, it will, like religion,  have a tendency to elevate the morals of the  people.  To the people to the south of us, the name  of Canada is synonymous with cold weather  and deep snow. Here it is the middle of  November, and we have scarcely had a day- of  cold weather. In fact our autumn has been  as balmy and mild as will be found in the  much boasted state of California. It surprises  visitors who have always labored under the  impression that British Columbia was frozen  up half the y-ear to find a climate here superior  in every respect to the one which they- have  left. In climate, as in everything else, British  Columbia leads the wcrld.  The publisher of the Vernon News has the  sympathy^ of all the workers in the newspaper  vineyard in the loss he recently sustained by  the burning of his printing plant and office.  It is pleasing to observe that fire will not  result in complete annihilation, for tlie News  will in a week or so rise Phcenix-like from its  ashes.  The superintendent   of schools   in   Kansas  City is said   to   have   ordered   the  use of the  New York Morning Journal as a text-book by  23,000 pupils in 38 buildings.      On   the other  side of the sheet in the Journal  in   which this  announcement is made appear   articles   under  the   following headlines :    "Here   is  a   Baby  Jekyll and Hyde.     Aged Only Four, Yet She  Murdered    Her    Little    Brother."        This is  accompanied by a three-column   cut   picturing  the child murder.       "'Will Be on   Hand to Be  Shot Down."       "Character Study-of  George  W. Holt, on Trial'as a Firebug   Chief,"   with  ! a'three-column portrait-of the firebug. "A  Rich Member of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn,  Who Was the Personal Friend of Henry Ward  Beecher, is Accused of All That is Vile."  ' < Ghosts to Stalk This Hallowe'en.'' Commenting on this, an exchange from the United  States side expresses the belief that after the  above decision of the Kansas City school  superintendent, there may be expected another  crop of James and Younger boys in  Missouri.  The Kootenaian/ we regret to note, takes  excepetion to our contention that Mr. Bostock  is one of the greatest of living orators. In  fact the Kootenaian considers it is doing quite  enough for its monev when it somewhat  reluctantly admits that the member for Yale-  Kootenay is a hardworking representative, or  something of that sort. The fact is the editor  of. the Kootenaian was reared in a hot-bed of  populism and is prone to measure a politician's  claims for the title of orator by his ability to  execrate Great Britain and her colonies; so  when he meets a man with the mild, measured,  burning words of Mr. Bostock, he practically  does not know that he is an entertaining  orator of the subdued variety. We have  remarked before that Mr. Bostock is an orator  and a statesman. Moreover, he is a standing-  advertisement of what can be accomplished in  this country- of grand resources without money  or without price���just brains..'.,. This is our  estimate of Mr. Bostock; our opinion of the  man and paper that would detract from the  traascendant genius of the great Mr. Bostock  will be expressed some other day-.  The su^estion made at the city council last  Monday to do something in the way^ of securing a suitable place for a cemetery is to be  commended. The ground used at present for  a cemetery- is not at all suited for the purpose,  and should be abandoned just as soon as a  more suitable place can be procured. Indeed,  it was pointed out by Aid. Fletcher that the  people were now digging graves on the public  roadway surveyed through the land now being  used as a cemetery." Everyone has an interest  in seeing that a proper place is selected  wherein departed friends and relatives will  find their last resting place.  One dayr the Rossland Miner refers to the  Canadian Pacific Railway as a huge monopoly  ancl the next day- it speaks of that enterprise  as Canada's national highway, of which all  Canadians are justly proud. The Miner maybe all riirht, but there is a well-defined suspi-  cion in this part of the country that the editor  of that paper needs fixing.  Nelson can point to the significant fact that  during the year now drawing to a close the  citv has been visited by a great many- of the  leading men of tlie Dominion. The number  included, men prominent in tlie scientific  world, men eminent in the sphere of politics,  and the promoters of great railway and mining" enterprises. Surely, where there has been  so much smoke there must be some fire. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  AN  AUSTRALIAN  BUSH PARTY.  The following description of an Australian  bush ball given in a Sydney paper is worthy  of perusal, and is "to the manner born :''  In the far interior, when days are short and  the nights long and cold, and work is slack:on  station and selection, the Inland Dwellers of  everv class and age turn for relaxation to the  worship of Terpsichore. In the far-apart  townships the young bloods, magnificently  ignoring all expense, will hire the school of  arts���if one there is���and give their lady  friends an "invitation" dance. At this sort  of thing Civil servants and jackarocs predominate, pianoforte and violin form the  orchestra, and claret cup is lo be found. It is  a very exclusive arrangement, and the givers  have to be. very careful and exercise a nice  discrimination.   ���  You see, it would never do to ask Mrs. and  the Misses Police Magistrate to meet in the  same room the family of Cocculus ' In die us,;  although the latter are the wife and daughters  of the may-.or of Woodpack, who makes more  money7 over his bar in one month than the  P. M. receives in twelve.  But this by the way.  The subject of this sketch is net a high-  class function. On the contrary, it is about  the simplest and least ceremonious sort of  gathering possible to be held by worshippers  of the tnuse. Even if you can't dance at all,  that forms no objection. So long as you have  the usual turnout of members, can hop, jump,  and slide and fall on the back of y<Tour head on  the floor, littered with sperm shavings, y7ou  are eligible.  For days the girls of the rough but comfortable bush home have been cooking, papering  and scrubbing in preparation for the "shivoo."  Invitations have been sent out far and wide  throughkhe bush. Theyr are stereotyped as to  phrasing and begin more stiffly than they7 end.  " The Misses Brown present their compliments to Mr. Smith, and will be pleased if  he will favor them with his company and  that of his friends to a bit of a dance on the  night of the 24th. And mind, Billy, bring  Susie and Jane with you, and all the boy7s y7ou  can get.''  Even in distributing these naive epistles,  care and a due perception of things have to  be shown. Not, however, for precisely similar  reasons as in the township.  But, by help of unerring local knowledge,  all these difficulties are safely- surmounted.  Every corner of the settler's home is as clean  as soap and water and scrubbing brushes can  make it. The settler's safes are choke-full of  holiday7 dainties, from roast sucking-pig to  " bloomange," from boiled fowl to jam tart.  " Father " has, somehow, got himself into a  new suit of " Sunday--go-to-meetings '' and a  stiff white collar, which rasps his neck, and  which he execrates, and would get rid of summarily if he had his own way.  "Mother" moves restlessly- about on hospitable cares intent, and, as for the daughters  of the house, they- are  simply- indescribable in  all the glory of full warpaint with penants and  streamers flying everywhere. '  All is ready.  But, as night approaches, the weather  aggravatingly changes to a heavy drizzle, and  forebodings are felt and freely exchanged that,  after all, itwill turn out a "Buck "  dance.  . Seven o'clock-���half-past, and the first  detachment comes along like a troop of cavalry  through the misty night, v  It is 3 a. m., and the concertina sobs and  screams away as loudly7 and persistently as  ever. And the group around the door��� space  inside is limited���patient : yet, but a little  fagged now, await their turns, varying the  monotony by attacks on the ever-spread tables  Or a smoke and a yarn at the big fires.  Of course it would have been better if more  girls had come. Flirtation, as the matter  stands, is simply out of the question, and is  tacitly accepted as so being.  The five never leave the room. At intervals  cups of tea are handed in to them. But that  is all. They take the thing seriously, and  recognize fully the magnitude of the task set  them by the weather.  ;- 5 a.m. ���Concertina still lively- as ever, but  in new hands. White Waistcoat, thoroughly-  exhausted, is fast asleep on a sofa.  6 a. m.���" Now, gents, take your partners  for the Calledoniers !" and a haggard and  weary, but graceful, five respond.  7 a. m.���The sun is sending red shafts into  'o  the room and making the flaring candles look  mean. But the girls are there, rosy--cheeked,  fresh as paint, not a crease cut of their dresses  ���waiting, expectant. ���'.   "  A sleepy^ voice murmurs into- the dawn,  " Take your partners, gents,'for a ' varsoovie-  hanner !' " But, this time, the doorway, is  empty, and there is no response:-   -   n.  Curled up in corners, stretched on, spare  bedding,.covered with rugs and blankets in  odd nooks, piled six deep on mattresses, the  " Bucks " repese.  The dance is over ; the five have done their  duty, and go for a walk in the freshness of  the early7 morning with their arms around  each other's waists, whilst the old people get  breakfast ready-.  The civic elections of Greater New York  are severely7 commented upon by the English  press, which generally7 deplores the result.  The Pall Mall Gazette say-s : "Such an organization as Tammany7 could not exist in  London. A man or an organization once  proven guilty of corruption could never return  to power. Tammany7, under the leadership of  Croker, has done much in a manner which  must afford food for serious thought, even in a  city so accustomed to bad government as New  York." The Westminster Gazette remarks.:  '' The victory7 for unprincipled government  obtained by7 unprincipled methods is a grave  disappointment to all believing in free institutions, and the only7 thing to do is to wish that  Seth Low and his supporters will be luckier in  the next campaign against a system which  seems to outsiders to be absolutely7 intolerant.  51  LARRY'S LETTER.  , "   ��� Hogan's Aixey, Nov. 7.  Deer Tim���Just as I was  gettin   over  the  Hallow' En selebrations that   I  was telling ye  about last week,  a   deputashun   waited  upon,  meself to   know   how   was   going   to   be   the  proper way to  selebrate Guy   Fawk's   Day���  the gunpowder plot;   but   blow me. Tim,   if  ineself could see any raison for  selebrating it  at all, at all.      What  the divil have we to   do  out in this country with an  attempt to   blow  up the House ov Gomons in London before we  was born ?   Some Ov the boys wanted to blow  up the powder magazine we   have   heer,  but  that'll blow up soon enuf      Ov coorse, it'd be.  'conyanient if the axident   would ov   happend  at the roight toime, but it didn't,  and if it did  meself   might'nt   be   alive   to  tell   the story7.  Whin that powder magazine blows  up,   Tim,  meself 'd loike to be far enough away  not to  heer   the   noise.      Now,   if   I was  going to  selebrate the 5th ov Nov. 'tis down  to Seattle  or some ov thirn paces I'd go, and blow up a  few ov the steamship companys what's indus-  ing peeple to go to the Klondy7ke for the sake  ov the passage money they make out ov thim,  I suppose y-e've heerd ov the Klondyke,  Tim  ���the place where won man makes a thousand  dollars and a thousand men make won dollar.  We've got in this country a disease they calls  the gold-fever or Klondyke fever, and wonst a  man takes it, its ten  to won  if he' 11   ever re-  kover.       Meself has   a cure   for  it that   I'm  going to try as soon as the  snow   flies,   and I  believe it'll fix anything but a  rale bad   case.  Take the pashunt and put  a  90  lb.   pack< on  his back ; start him up a twenty   mile   mountain in a snow storm with the glass   25   below  zero ; let him camp there for the  furst  noight  and make a fire if  he   can    to    keep   himself  warm.     Repeat the dose the second day7, add-  ing two feet more   snow   and three   degreess.  more   frost,   and   using   the    same    beautiful  white    comforter   to   sleep   under   that  natur  herself supplied the noight before, and a snow,  ball pill a.      Increase   the   dose   of  snow   and  frost   the   third  day,   and hand him a   letter?  from his best girl telling him she's   having a-  foine toime of it, but that she was drameing he  was dead in a snow bank.     On the fourth day  lave him widout anything to ate except snowballs,   his blanket or the raw hide  that  ties it  up, an' if he's not cured ov the fever there'll  be some hopes ov his  rekovery7   or   the   girl's  drame turning out true.   If the disease attacks  him in the summer, I'd revarse the traitmint.  I'd tie him in  a  moskay7to  swamp,   and   feed  him on visions ov   gold  for a   few   day7S,  and  what 'd be left ov him after  that wouldn't be  feverish.     Keeley-'s goold cure isn't  in   it wid  moine,  Tim.      I had a   letter the other   day  from Tady7 Mulligan, all the way from Dawson  City, and he tells me that the  muses  and   his  moind is  the   only7   dasent -company7   he   has.  Here's a couple of the verses he sent me Tim :  I'm sad as sad can be, Larry,  The heart within me 's chilled,  E'en hope has left me now, Larry,  My cup of sorrow 's filled ;  My dream of wealth is o'er, Larry,  That dream of glittering gold  That led me on and on, Larry,  Its treachery to nnfold.  A  r>  ���ft THE NELSON ECONOMIST  A gloom hangs o'er me now, Larry,  No ray there is of joy;  Those treasured hopes of mine. Larry,  Have had their full alloy;  And once again T dream, Larry,  Of happy days .of'yore :  o When fancy painted scenes, Larry, ,  That bid my soul to soar.  I long to meet again, Larry,  The friends.of 'boyhood's choice,  To feci once more at home', Larry, ���  To hear a kindly voice;  Not Klondyke's wealth could tlien, Larry,  o  E'en tempt me to depart,  For gold is only gold, Larry,  But friendship's lie art is heart. ',, ��� *  Begorfa, Tim, but poor Tady7 must ov been  in  the  blues   whin   he  wrote,  that,    but    I'd  rather heer ov him in the  blues   than   in   the  grave, loike a  good  many   other   poor   chaps  that now have! their  toes   cocked   up   to   the  snow instead ov      the dasies as  every7  dasent  corpse ought to . ave.  I was telling y-e last  week,  Tim,   about the  fun the boy7s had trydug  to  Spell melitia,   an'  that  I   moight   be   struck   good-looking if  it  didn't giye thim a  nosbun of  doing   a bit of  sojering themselves.      Mickey Burns was telling me that there about to start a militia regi-  mint in Kootenay, an' that a gintleman called  Foreign or Forin, or some name loike that, is '  down in Ottawa about it.   c They7 want to have  regiments in Nelson,   RDssiand,   Trail, Ymer,  Cascade city7, an' every other place loikely  to  be attacked be the enemy7.      Mickey thinks its  a  navy   we  ought   to   have   heer bekase   the  place   is   kalled   after    Nelson,    an'  that   the  militia should go for traneing to  Wellington.  Anyway7, if we  get the militia   we've   got   -i  c good    man    spotted   for   Sargint-Major.      Ye  wouldn't be after gessing  who  it   is.      Well,  I'll be after telling ve on the   quiet���its   Chief  McKiunon of the polis.     I seen  him the other  day, Tim, revuing the full day force.   " Atten-  shun,"    says' the.  chief,    and  he   attended.,  " Stand at aize," say7s the chief, an' he stood.  "Eyes front," and the force   made   the  man-  uver in foine stoyle..     " Showlder arms," says  the chief, says he, an' up goes the-won batton.  " Right about face," an' he  righted ;   " quick  march," an' he (I mane the whole polis force)  marched off on his twelve hours'  bait.     Faix,  Tim, but tis forty  polismen   we'd   have   in   a  town of this soize in ould Ireland, and   if they  wouldn't   be   keeping   the    peace    they7'd be  brakeing it.  Oh for the life of a pol'sman bowld,  ���lolly an' jovial an' free;  Out in foine weather and in when its cowJd,  Happy as happy can be;  No trouble or worry his path to beset,  No care for the morrow is hi.s,  For whoile taking it ai.sy 's his duty,  We must be attending to bis.  The ups and downs ov this world, Tim, are  awful, an' we've got our full share ov thim  roight heer in Nelson. Ye cant get home,  Tim, that ye haven't to go up or down a hill,  an' even the soidewalks have there ups and  downs. The Side-walk Terrace stalls that I  was telling yre about, at the end of Baker  street, aren't taken y7et. The raison is, I'm  towld, that they haven't the sewer connexion  in y7et, and that Sewer Inspector Blackwood  cant walk through a couple ov thim widout  getting cobwebs on his hat. Whoile walking  on the terrace the other day7, I'm towld he  dropt a half-dollar, and  that  even a   man   ov  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family trade.       *  his   length   couldn't   get   down   to it   widout  -walking a whole block.  We'll be having boat races on Baker street  won of these foine days if they7 don't drain the  water off ov it. I'm towld that they7'll be after  having a skating rink, there as soon as it  freezes, an' a foine sheet ov ice it'll make.  There was 4 odd pairs ov rubbers on the banks  ov the pool the other morning���two ladies'  an' two gents'. They were trying to cross the  street an,' got stuck in the rnud. They couldn't  stay7 wid the rubbers so they7 had to lave  thim.    ' .., 'v.;'-    .  Meself got an invitashun to a dance ov the  Maple Leaf club the other noight, an' ��� I axed  a Methodist y7oung lady7 to come along/wid  ..me. What do ye think she said, Tim ? "I'll  be damned if I do." Begorra, Tim, if that's-  the penalty for dansing there's no hope forme.  The bandsmen's danse every7 week is broke  up. Meself was only- there every7 noight, and  foine fun it was whoile it lasted.     Twasn't the  music that was poor, but the resaits. ;" Here's  to y7e, Tim, till next week,  LARRY FlNN.  ROSSLAND RECORDS.  (Special Correspondence'of The Economist.)   ���'  The mine owners kick against taxation has  not had the desired effect. ..:.': The court of  revision have decided to tax all land comprised  within mineral claims situate within the city-  limits except such portions as are absolutely-  used for mining purposes.      For   the  mining  men it was contended that their property7  should be exempt, but the city solicitor quoted  authorities to prove their liability, and the  court concurring the taxes were imposed.  The assessment on the Black Bear and Nickle  Plate properties were respectively7 reduced;  from $300 per acre to $50 and $150. The  Montreal town site,.,, assessed at $60,000, was  reduced by7 30 per cent, and the Nelson and  Fort Sheppard Railway Co. were relieved of  charges against them, made in respect of certain squatters on their lands.  Some time ago, it will be remembered, when  the city was negotiating for the purchase of  the Rossland Water and Light Co's property,  the company7 valued it at $79,000, but when  the assessor went around the values suddenly7  dropped to $36,400 ! The falling off could not  be satisfactorily7 accounted for, and the court  accordingly7 raised the assessment to $50,000.  The assessment roll shows the work to have  been veryr carefully7 done by Major Cooper.  We are still in a deplorable condition in the  matter of drainage. Our sewerage system is  complete���lacking an outlet. The mains are  all laid, but they7 might as well be running  through Dawson City7 as Rossland, for all the  good they7 are to us. No connections can be.  made until some means of disposing of the  sewerage matter is provided. The original  intention, as I explained before, was to empty  into the Columbia river, running a flume  down to Trail, but the Provincial Board of  Plealth   step in  and say   they7 will   not allow  The only place where you can buy a  bottle  of   first-class li-  quora t a reasonable price is at the Nelson "Wine Co. *  this.       The   only-   other   means   likely7   to   be  adopted is that of a   crematory7   for   the   solid  matter and some  process  of  filtration   for the  liquids.    This is  ah expensive   undertaking,  and the city7 is in debt at present.      They7 owe  the sewer contractor  nearly7  half the   amount  he contracted for.,   and  cash  to   meet   current  expenses, about $7,500, will be required.  Two  by-laws.will be submitted*, to  raise  the   necessary sum, about $15,000.    The ratepayers will  scarcely7 vote this, as they are. heartily7 sick of  the    incompetency    and     mismanagement    of  those elected to look after the city's affairs.   It  is safe   to   say7   that wliether    the   by7-law   be  passed or  rejected  the   mayor   and   aldermen  will manage ���to. secure  their   salaries.      They7  will leave   to _ their   successors   a   substantial  city debt, a sewerage  sy7stern  that   cannct   be  used and the policemeii's uniforms.      What a  legacy!  Some obig mining deals have been made  during the past week. Among others, the  Virginia has changed hands. The property-  is in good company, being surrounded by7 the  Iron Colt, the Iron Mask, the City of Spokane  and the Idaho. The terms of the sale have  not been made public as yet. The Germania  has also been purchased by7 a Portland Syndicate, and it is said'that $22,000 will be put in  the treasury7 to develop1 the company's claims,  the Electa and the Seattle, on Green mountain.     Several other deals are spoken of.  W. H. Carbould, .general manager of the  Canadian Pacific Exploration Co., has left for  England, having been made managing director. Mr. Ccrbould's headquarters will be in  London, and as he will be in touch with English capitalists, his influence, for the gocd of  this camp will more than ever be felt. A. B.  Irving succeeds Mr. Corbould here.  A rich find is reported from Trail. A well  known prospector named Brown has staked a  claim 4c o by 400 feet opposite the town, on'  the banks of the Columbia. The ground is a  grave1, bed from three to eighteen inches in  depth, and runs, so far as tested, $5 to the  y7ard. Our Trail neighbors are jubliant over  find, and are already staking off adjoining  srrouud.  Several of the properties now operating will  be shippers in the near future. The Dundee,  I am informed is sending 100 tons to the Trail  smelter next week, and will continue to be a  shipper from date.  The stock market generally- is improved. A  gocd, wholesome enquiry is being made after  developed properties, but all attempts to dispose of promising claims at anything like a  decent figure, are of little or no avail. Prospectors arriving after the season's work bring  back with them some very fine samples, but  they- can only show them to admiring friends.  I have seen some beautiful specimens from the  Christina Lake and Salmon River country7.  Travel is very light just at present, and  should there not be a speedy improvement in  this particular several more of the city7 hotels  will be obliged to close their doors.  Baknkv.  '��>  It is bad liquor that injures tlie  health.    Oct good   liquor.  Trv a bottle of the Nelson Wine Co's -l-Crown Scotch.        *  *&<! THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  At the weekly meeting of the City Council  on Monday7 afternoon May7or Houston presided.  Aid. Teetzel, Malone, Hillyer and Fletcher  were present. ;  A number of accounts were sent in, including one of $100 from Dr. LaBau for services  rendered as plumbing inspector and health  officer.  Aid. Fletcher asked what,were the doctor's  qualifications as plumbing inspector.  Aid Teetzel declared the doctor to be a good  mechanical man.  The May7or'pointed out that no plumbing  inspector had been appointed. When people  came to him (the may7or) about connections he  referred them to Dr. LaBau or to the city engineer. The plumbing by-law called for an  inspector, who was to be examined by a board  consisting of the city engineer; the health officer and some practical plumber.  Aid Malone would not be in favar of appointing an inspector who is in business here or who  contemplated opening business in Nelson.  After some further discussion it was decided  to refer the matter to such a board as that provided for in the by-law, A. .E. Walkley7 to be  added to the board with the approval of the  other members.  The Mayor suggested that something should  be done as to a cemetery7. The burial ground  at present in use was too small, and as some  people were about to erect tombstones they7  were anxious to know if the present cemetery  would be permanent.  Aid Fletcher thought that something should  be done and that at once. He suggested as an  excellent site for a cemetery7 that tract of level  ground at .the head of Stanley7 street, a little to  the right. This site could be secured cheap,  and there would not be much trouble in running the road to it.  The Mayror thought they7 should secure about  twenty7 acres for cemetery7 purposes.  Aid. Fletcher explained that the ground to  which he alluded belonged to the Columbia &  Kootenay7 Railway7 Co. He believed people  were now digging graves, on the public roadway7 surveyred through the land now being used  as a cemetery7.  The May7or was authorized to communicate  with the railway7 company7 with the object of  securing: a site for a cemeterv.  Brackenridge and Lund, waterworks contractors, notified the council that they7 had  completed their contract and desired a settlement.  Mr. Lund appeared before the board and explained the grounds upon which the firm put  in a claim for certain extras.  It was decided to refer the matter to the engineer for report.  The Mayor announced that Mr. Davies had,  through his solicitor, notified the city solicitor  that he would have no further communication  with him on the subject of right of way7 for  waterworks.  Aid. Fletcher asked if the injunction had yet  been served upon the city7.  The May7or replied that   he was not aware.  The fact of the city solicitor being in court at  the time the order was made was scarcely sufficient.  Aid. Fletcher expressed the opinion that Mr  Davies' property would be improved by having  the water flume running through it. He considered Mr. Davies' claim of $1,500 out Of all  reason.  Some routine business having been disposed  of the board adjourned.  MINING  NOTES.  The tunnel in the Jumbo is reported to have  come into a fine body of iron ore/  , The Fisher   Maiden  mine,   in   the   Slocan,  will begin shipping ore as soon as snow comes.  A recent smelter test of ore from the Velvet  mine showed $26 in gold and nine per cent,  copper.  J. H. Susmann, the C. P. R. mining expert,  has in hand the construction of a smelter at  Robson. ������������ ���':.������''���.���..." :  The McNeill Co. are putting a new fan and  engine to increase the air supply7 in their Can-  more mines.  Ten-thousand dollars was the clean-up of the  Invicta. Ths gold was sent to the Bank of  B.C. at Vancouver.  The rumor is again current that negotiations are in progress for the sale of the Le Roi  to an English symdiate.  The Evening Star No. 8, on Day7ton Creek,  near Slocan, shipped 30-tons to the smelter  last week, with gocd results.  Eight men are now employed on the Evening Star, at Rossland, and a shipment of ore  will "be made within a few dayrs.  ��� ���      ���  A rich strike is reported as having been  made at the 600-foot station of the Jumbo, on  the eastern slope of Spokane mountain.  Work has been resumed on the shaft in the  Abe Lincoln at Rossland. The crosscut is in  18 feet, and the face of it is all in mineral.  The Fort Steele Prospector say-s that one of  the finest leads yet discovered in the locality  has been unearthed on the Sullivan group.  The Last Chance is now shipping regularly.  The company has been disincorporated, the  symdicate preferring to have the several interests held individually7.  The Antharacite mines, near Can more, have  commenced shipping coal and will be very  busy7 all winter owing to their enforced idleness  during the past summer.  The Bald Mountain Mining Co. are reciev-  ing most favorable reports from the workmen  engaged in driving the tunnel on their group  often claims near Donald.  Richard Plewman, recently7 appointed liquidator of the O. K. Mine at Rossland, has filed  his bond, and will proceed with the winding  up of the company7's affairs.  Reports are current that the Stem winder in  Greenwood camp, owned by7 Farwell & Mid-  geon, of Butte, Mont., has been bonded by a  representative of German capitalists.  J. J. B. Gosselin,  of Notre  Dame  de   Ster-  bridge, P.Q., who was in camp last week,  purchased from E. H. Roy, a half interest in  the Deleware, near Pilot Bay, for $5,000.  The Boundary Mines company, of New  York, has bonded the Primrose mineral claim,  which adjoins the Mother Lode in Deadwood  camp, from Jas. Schofield and Wm. G. Mc-  Mynn, for $7,000.  The steam hoisting machinery for the Arlington mine, oil Springer Creek, near Slocan,  is now in operation, and ore shipments will  begin as soon as the snow is deep enough for  rawhiding  The contract on the Mabel group for the  Alberta and Kootenay Co. on Copper creek,  has been completed. The tunnel was driven  64 feet on the Mabel claim and some open cuts  on the ledge were also made showing splendid  gold, silver and Copper orei  The difficulties in which the Noble Five  mine is involved keep the property still idle.  An adj ourned meeting of the stockholders will  be held on the 25th-Inst: at whiehs :a; proposition will be submitted to borrow' $156,006, to  pay7 off present indebtedness and further  develop the mine. _  GENERAL NEWS NOTES.  A branch of the Victoria Order of Nurses  has been formed at Ottawa. .r  The steamship Southwark put back to New  York on Friday on fire. A lot of the cargo  wras destroyed, chiefly cotton and grain.  A murder is reported from Rawdon, a village near Joliette, P. Q. Four children-were  murdered, and suspicion attaches to   a tramp.  It is probable that Sir Julian Pauncefote and  Secretary Sherman wull at an early date reopen negotiations for an Anglo-American  treaty of arbitration.  It is said that Premier Laurier and Sir Louis  Davies, minister of marine and fisheries, are  contemplating a trip to Washington to discuss  the sealing question.  Charles White, a Grand Trunk brakesman  at Lindsay, and Ernest Vannell, employed at  the Grand Trunk bridge at Subway7, have  both been accidentally7 killed.  It is announced that, Edison's process of  recovering iron from, ore by electrical means  has been perfected, and that it will be adopted  commercially7- in the near future.  The 1 ooth or Prince of Wales Royal Canadian Regiment is once more on Canadian  soil, and this fact has reawakened the efforts of  those who wish to have the regiment repatriated.  Thos. Cook & Sons, the famous excursion  agents of London, estimate that 100,000 people will leave Great Britain next year for the  Klondy7ke. The United States and Canada  will furnish as many7 more.  Sir Chas. Hibbert Tupper and ex-Premier  Peters are about to practice in Victoria, where  they will make their home. Sir Charles was  tendered a farewell dinner on leaving Halifax,  and at Charlottetown, P.E.I., Hon. F. Peters  was presented with an address by7 the bar.  k ���������������*'iiiiimiir  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL NEWS.  as?  ���X  t  m  Fire Chief Calkin is now inspecting houses  with the object of enforcing the fire by-law in  the matter of flues; etc.  The Nelson Shoe Company7 have received a  large consignment of ladies' fine footwear for  parties and winter wear.  The provincial j ail buildings are fast nearing  completion.     The whole pile is roofed in, and  . work on the interior is progressing favorably.  The first snow of the season commenced to  fall in Nelson on Sunday evening, and since  then it hasok:ept fairly well at it. It looks as  if winter has set in. ;  -Mrs. Kate Grant, wife of Mr. William  Grant, died Monday7 morning. The deceased  lady was very popular in her circle of friends,  among whom her death is mourned. Mr,  Grant has the sympathy7 of all his friends in  this his hour of great trial ^ T  Daniel Campbell, the miner who died last  week on his way from the Mollie Gibson mine  to Nelson, was interred on Sunday7 last..  There was an inquest held on the body, and a  verdict returned in accordance with the facts,  as stated in last week's Economist.  Connections are being made with the sewerage system all along the line. So far these  connections are made voluntarily, but as soon  as the system is completed it will be .compulsory. The snow and rains of the past few-  days have somewhat retarded progress.  M J. Haney7, manager of construction of  the Crow's Nest Pass road was in ' town on  Friday last en route to Macleod. He expects-  to have the track laid to the head of Kootenay  Lake by November next. Mr. Haney was  accompanied by Mr. R. Fellows, government  engineer on the work.  Rev. Robt. Trew, the new pastor of the  Presbyterian church, conducted the services  both morning and evening en Sunday7 last.  The congregations were unusually large, and  the rev. gentleman made an impression as a  pulpit orator. He was particularly forcible in  the evening preaching from the text Psalms  exxii, i.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Reesor are called  upon to mourn the death of their little boy7,  Whitney Buchan, aged one year and eleven  months, which occurred on the 8th. The  little fellow was a particularly bright child,  and the parents have the sympathy of their  many7 friends in their bereavement. Death  resulted from acute Bright's disease.  Last week the may7or and aldermen had the  water pipes of the new system tested as far as  the corner of Latimer and Stanley7 streets, and  found everything satisfactory. A hose attached  to the hydrant threw a stream over a hundred  feet high. The reservoir is now complete  and little remains to be done to secure for Nelson a first-class water supply.  Deputy Chief Ranger and Organizer Falconer, addressed an open meeting of the local  branch of I.O.O.F. last week, and  announced  The only place where you can buy a bottle of first-class li-  quora t a reasonable price is at the NelsonWine Co. *  that in the near future a public meeting would  be held here in the interests of the order. Last  week's gathering was graced with the presence  of a number of ladies, and during the evening  some good songs and recitations were given.  The completion of the wire along Slocan  Lake from New Denver to Nelson via Slocan  City is a�� great- improvement to the telegraph  system of this country7. It not only increases  the capacity of the Kootenay systems, but  gives additional facilities for reaching the main  line to Revelstoke, providing an alternate  route between New Denver and Nelson, thus  reducing the chances of a complete interruption of the service. ./",    ';_--. ���-.       "' '^ ���'."���';,  Connection was on Saturday7 made for the  first time between the "Columbia���'���-,'&' Western  and the Canadian Pacific railway7's at Robson.  The train left Nelson at 8 a.m. and reached  Robson on scheduler time. The distance :from  here to Rossland (64 miles) was covered in five  hours. By arrangements made between the  C. P. R, and Trail-Robson people" travelling  facilities will be greatly7 improved, as will be  seen from the foliowinsr time table now in effect:.  Leave Nelson 8 a.m., arrive at Rcssland 1 p.m;  leave Nelson 3 p.m., arrive in Rossland 9 p.m;  leave Rossland 8 a.m., arrive at Nelson ir.50  arm. ; leave Rossland 4 p.m., arrive at Nelson  8.50 p.m.  Senator Mclnnes has been appointed Lieut._  Governor of British Columbia.  Joe Pelletier, alias Cariboo Joe, and William  Little, are in Kamloops gaol, awaiting trial on  a charge ef horse-stealing. They are said ��� to  have coralled seventeen horses.  There is talk of establishing naval reserves  at several points in Ontario. Kingston is  agitating for a corps of this kind, and there is  talk of Guelph taking similar steps to coincide with American corps on the lakes.  P'ive powers of the . Latin Union, on the  initiative of Switzerland, have signed a convention to increase the number of small silver  coins by7 a franc per head of their population,  using the existing five franc pieces to supply^  the necessary7 silver.  A beautiful specimen of the Douglas fir has  been shipped from New Westminster to Kew  Gardens, London. Eng., the great botanical  and forestry7 display centre. The actual  length of the tree was over 250 feet from  ground to top, and 116 feet from ground to  first limb.  The first annual report of the Commissioner  of Pensions has been issued at Washington,  showing that there are on the rolls nearly7 a  million pensioners. The increase during the  fiscal y7ear was 5,366, and the money7 paid out  was $140,000,000, an increase of $2,000,000  on the previous y7ear.  Senator E. O. Wolcott and General C. J.  Paine, .two of the monetary7 commissioners  appointed by7 President McKinley7 to confer  with the European governments as to the  feasibility7 of establishing international bimetallism, have returned, and are not at all  satisfied as to the result of their mission.  By all means give the  Nelson Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor. *  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  A 400-pound bear has been shotatthe Centre Star  mine near Rossland.  The new gaol at Kamloops   is   finished.     It  can accommodate 42 prisoners.  The first coasting accident of the   season is  reported from Rossland, where Wm. Gloven's  sled collided with "a  telegraph post,   seriously7 "  injuring theyouth.  '   A boiler explosion at the  Roy7al  City   mill,  Vancouver, last week resulted in  the death of  two men, George Scully7 and  Edward Forbes,  and the injury of several others.    .  The victims  of the   recent   explosion   near   ��  Canmore, have all recovered so  far   as   to   be  able to leave the temporary hospital  and   will  be at work again shortly7.  The rails on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway  are laid west to the crossing of Pincher   Creek  at L^Grahdeur's, about 22 miies from Macleod.  The permanent bridge^ with   cement   piers, is^  being put in there. :      ���  A deputation from the Typographical Union  waited oil the Rossland City Council at its last  meeting and induced that body7 to withdraw  its patronage from the Evening Record,  ���against which office the union has a grievance.  It is alleged, that the employes of the Record  are obliged to board on the premises, contrary7  to union rules.  The Rossland police have raided a gambling  house over a blacksmith shop, on Spokane  street, and arrested nineteen of the gamblers.  The money in sight, amounting to $299.60, together with the cards, chips, etc., were con- -  fiscatecl. The house had been running for .  over a week, and no effort was made to keep  the matter secret.  Speaking on the subject of telegraphic communication with the Klondyke, Telegraph Inspector Hosmer of the C. P. R., in a recent  interview, said he considered the route via  Ashcroft and Ouesnelle the most feasible, as  there were no insurmountable difficulties either  in the way7 of construction or maintenance. In  1866, a line over this route was projected to  connect Asia and America via Behring Sea.  Since^then copper wire has come into use in  telegraphy, and, as it weighs about a third  less than iron wire, its use would be an important motor in. the question of packing and  transportation of material.  A special .committee of the New Westminster  Board of Trade, appointed to report on the  best steps to be taken to procure an Admiralty  survey of the Frazer River, reported that no  Admiralty chart has been issued since 1858,  and that all the warships entering the river  are obliged to make their own soundings. As  any application to the Admiralty for the desired chart would, in the usual course of proceeding, be referred to the commander-in-chief"  of the North Pacific squadron, the committee  recommended that the matter be fully represented to Rear-Admiral Palliser, at the same  time petitioning in favor of having the sound-  in es taken and the river chartered for aduiir-  alty7 purposes.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only  liquors   which  they   can recommend. . *  MBBMuaamam^gromwa^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  WOM AlH'S :. KINGDOM  In a recently7 made list of the ten  most lovely7 women of the present  day7, Cleo de Merode,  the figurante  in the Grand Opera in  Paris who  has kings and princes at her feet, is  set down as the most perfect.     She  has a, dainty oval face of ivory7 paleness, gy7psy7 eyes and hair, a Greek  forehead, and exquisite harmony7 of  features.     The most lovely of American   beauties   is . Amelie   Rives-  Chauler.  now. the   Princess   Trou-  betzkoy7.     The princess is a blonde  of an unusual type, and is noted lor  the remarkable purity7 of her profile  and delicacy of her features.     She  has more beautiful eyes, say her admirers, than   any  other   American  woman.     The      coquettish      little  English beauty-,   Marie Studholme,  is placed third  in   the   list.     Miss  Studholme should be considered the  typical " nut brown maid "of England, with her big, expressive brown  eyes and clustering dark hair.     All  true American, however, will agree  that Mary7 Anderson de Navarro is  not a whit less   lovely7   than   Miss  Studholme.        Mary     Anderson's  beauty7 is pure Greek.     Her profile  is beyond reproach, and this,  combined with her broad forehead and,  her lovely7 mouth,   with  its suggestion of interesting melancholy, have  made her interesting to the present  generation of theatre-goers.      Lady7  Randolph Churchill is also an American girl.  Her face is distiugusehed  by7 its expression  of charming womanliness.       She is  acknowledged  to be the most attractive y-oung matron in England.       On this side of  the water, probably7 the most beau-  t if til society woman is Mrs. T. S u f-  fern Tailer,   of New York.       Mrs.  Tailer,  who is youthful,   is a very7  picturesque   woman of a patrician  type, with all the charm and dignity  of an Old Country princess.       The  other  beauties,   Lily7 Langtry7   and  the Countess of Warwick, are likewise distinguished for their dignity  of bearing.       In   Mrs. Langtry7 we  have a repetition of the Greek type,  and in the Countess of Warwick an  excellent example  of the   patrician  fineness of feature.  Beauties of more  recent fame are Miss Lilyr Hanbury  and Miss Jane Hading.     Miss Hanbury7 is a   member   of  the   Wilson  Barrett's company7, and is known to  American as well as  English play-  goers.  Mile. Hading, who is ranked  with Bernhardt and Rejane   as one  of  the   three   greatest   actresses in  Paris,   has also   acted in   America,  and here, as elsewhere, her remarkable beauty has attracted   only less  attention than her clever art.  A wedding on wheels astonished  London a few months ago. It is  thus described by7 an eye-witness :  "Suddenly7 round the corner careered the best man, in full wedding  costume, and a bridesmaid, who  beamed on everybody7 and w7ore a  white dress. These heralded the  approach of the happy7 couple, also  on a ' sociable.' The bride, looking  both happy and attractive, wore a  white silk wedding costume and  carried a bouquet of flowers, while  the bridegroom looked as smart as  possible in a silk hat, frock coat,  and light "trousers. They7 were  followed by the wedding guests,  some on ' sociables ' and others on  safeties. The ladies all wore bridal  favors, and took their fair share of  the responsibilities of pedaling and  steering the machines. How they7  managed to get on the machines I  can not - tell, because I was not  present at the start, but I can bear  testimony to the fact that they dismounted unassisted and with an  amount of grace which led me to believe that there had been several rehearsals of the*street part of the  day' s proceedings  converse, with the same freedom  that exists among a coterie of girls  reared in a refined and healthful  atmosphere;  Tax Notice.  > >  ' Women, real women, do not  exist, according to a said-to-be-  clevef critic, who looks at humanity  through the slushy novels he has  had to review during the summer.  "There aren't any real women in  the world any-longer," he exclaimed the other day ; " they7 are j ust  ideas. You might fall in love with  half a dozen of them and not know  it." Well, wThy7 are novel heroes  and heroines so unusual? If we  look for human beings and find  only7 mental attitudes for our study7  and edification, we must consider  that the writers of that style are for  the most part women.       '  Women cf the smart set are cultivating all kinds of outdoor sports  with as great vehemence as twenty  years ago they denounced them.  With what result? That we find  on every cheek a natural bloom,  lips that are indeed " cherry ripe,"  arcrs rounded and muscular, limbs  straight and strong, a healthy tone  to the voice, a sparkle in the eyej  and an unshackled freedom.of manner that rings true to the healthy*  intercourse that exists between  y7oung nien and women of the day7.  The country club is in a measure responsible for this revolution among  women and has, also, from a moral  point of view, its advantages. In  the old day7s of the careful chaperon,  when every7 girl had a guard placed  upon her actions, the tendency to  think and act wrongly the minute  she escaped the vigilance of her  keeper was one that was dangerously7 strong. But with the birth  of the country7 club much of this is  done away7 with. Men and women  meet there on neutral ground. They  are pitted against each other in the  struggle of brawn and muscle. The  lower instincts of life are forgotten.  With the disappearance of the guard  there springs into existence a new  and fresher view of life. The  debutante feels herself a free agent.  She may7 do and act as she pleases.  No thought of evil has entered her  Soul, nor is there time for it. She  meets the y7oung man of her acquaintance on equal ground. He respects and admires her, entering into her daily7 amusements, her daily7  "Unpaid taxes within the  municipal limits  of the cities of Nelson and Rossland."  ���".As'provided by the Speedy incorporation of  " Towns Act, 1897; a rateable portion of the  "real estate taxes within the municipal limits  " of the cities of Kelson and Kossland for the  " year 1897, is payable to the respective muni-  " eipalities. In "order that the Provincial as-  ".sessment roll may. be closed, in so far as re-  ,." lates to property assessed within said cities ;  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears.  " of taxes due and payable on said property  " are paid to the undersigned at Kaslo, on or  " before the 30th day of November,, 1897, the  "lands and property against which' taxes are  " then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ac-  " eordance -with the provisions of tax sales milder the Assessment Act."  -;���"���- ���'     G; John Keen,  ..���  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this 4th day of October, 1897.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my office, at Kaslo, B. C * Assessed  taxes tafe collectible at the . following rates,  viz. :������'���..  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half- of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  <thousand, dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the 30th da v of June,  1897 :  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess"of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one* per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th dav of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkins,  Deputy District  Registrar at  Nelson,  British  Columbia.  Notice   of  Application to  Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to app'ly to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek";  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 160  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1897.  Notice of Application   to   Purchase Land.  I E. W. Smith, hereby give notice that sixty  days after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase six hundred and forty acres  of land situated in the West Kootenay District,  described as follows: Commencing "at a post  marked " E. W. Smith's north-east corner,"  planted about twenty chains west of the junction of Russel Creek "and Goat River and about  six chains south of Goat River, thence west  eighty chains, thence south eighty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence north eighty  chains to the place of beginning.  E. W. Smith.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice of  Application   to   Purchase Land.  I. F. P. Reid, hereby give notice that sixty  (60) days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase three hundred and  twenty (320; acres of land,-situated in the West  Kootenay District and described as follows :  Commencing at a post marked : "F. P. Reid's  south-east corner," planted on the south side  of Goat River, about [10] chains'west of the  junction of the Dewdney a,nd Rykert trails,  thence north forty [40] chains, thence west  eighty [SOj chains, thence south forty [40]  chains, thence east eighty [SO], chains to/the  place of beginning. .": <.  . F. P. Reid.  Goat River Division, West Kootenav Dist't, B C.  September 22, 1897.  Notice of  Application   to   Purchase Land.  I, XL XI. Collier, hereby give notice that sixty  days after date I. intend to apply to; the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase three hundred and twenty  acres of land situate in the West Kootenay  District described as follows : Commencing at  a post marked.1-1. H. Collier's south-west corner, planted oh the south side of Goat River  about ten [10] chains .west of the junction of  the Dewdney and Rykert trails, thence north  forty chains, thence.east eighty chains, thence  south forty chains, thence west eighty chains  to the place of beginning.  ���; H.H.Collier.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice of Application   to   Purchase Land.  I, C D. Smith, hereby give notice that sixty  [60] days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and YVorks for  permission to imrchase six hundred and forty  [640] acres of land, situated in theVVest Kootenay District, B.C., and described, as follows :  Commencing at a post marked "i". D. Smith's  south-west corner," planted about twenty [20]  chains west of the junction of Russell Creek  arid Goat River, and about six (6) chains south  of Goat River, tnenee east eighty (80) chains,  thence north eighty (80) chains, thence west  eighty [80] chains, thence south eighty (80)  chains to the place of beginning.  C. D. Smith.  Goat River Division,.West Kootenay Dist't, BC.  September 22nd, .1897.  Notice of Application to   Cnt Timber.  Xhereby" give notice that I have applied for a  special license to cut, fell and carry away timber from nine hundred and sixty acres of* land  situated in the West Kootenay District and  more particularly described as follows : Commencing at the south-west corner post of L.  362, thence west one hundred and twenty  chains, thence north eighty chains, thence east  one hundred and twenty chains more or less  to the western boundary of L. 362,thence south  along said western boundary eighty chains  more or less to the place of beginning.  D. D. MoKinnon.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Titanic, Young, Grouse,Young American .Epoch -  and Sultan Mineral claims,situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District, and located near Burnt Creek, North  Fork of Salmon River  Take notice that 1, John A. Coryell, as agent,  for W. H.  Young,  free  miner's certificate No.  87,534, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for ,he purpose of obtaining  crown grants of the above claims. And further  take notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such cer-.  tificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of Septemper, 1897. :  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  U. B.���L. 2018, G. 1���Mineral claim.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Where located:���About one and one half  miles'west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway at Hall's water tank. :ake notice that  I, W. A. Macdonald, acting as agent for W. H.  Sherrod, Free Miner's Certificate No. 81993,  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining'Recbrder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of September, 1897.  W. A. Macj onald.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  Rosa and Belle Mineral claims, situate in  the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District, and  located on  Skilet Creek,  on  North Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate, No. 83,581, John A. Quinlan, free  miner's certificate  No.  1,344 A,  and  John A.  Coryell, free miner's certifidate No. 81,209, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  te the mining recorder  for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown  grants of the above claims.    And  further take  notice that action, under section  37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1897.  0  Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for nervous debility. The medical profession recommend it ; $1.25 per quart bottle at the Nelson  Wine Co. *  "^^���^��M��M^^  jm i' ��� ;-.;-.. Afwit'aVs��������� THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  9  ��*SS  ��*;  SHORT STORIES.  During a play at the Strand theatre, London, called " The Purser,"  a lady in the pit suddenly became  sick and faint. Her explanation  was that she was a frightfully bad  sailor and the scene was so realistic that to look at it gave her  S3>-mptoms 9/ sea-sickness.  There was a story told in Punch  of a loquacious Irish waiter, who  was filling up a military guest with  a most remarkable account of the  dangers he had been through while  in the service. " Why sor," said  he," I was standin' up agin a three  in the Soudan desert, when a bullet  sthauck me here (indicating-, his  left breast) and whint roight thru'  me." " But' said his listener,  'V that would- have killed you, as  your heart is there." * 'Shuresor,  but me heart was in me mouth at  the toime."  Some years ago (says a writer in  the Youth's Companion), I was in  camp with a friend of mine in Canada. Toward morning I woke  shivering with cold. The fire was  yery low. My companion was  spund asleep. It isn't nice to get  out of a warm blanket to haul  frosty logs to the fire, so I gave  Wyndham a kick, and then pretended to be asleep. _ There was no response, and by and by I tried another kick. Then the old scoundrel  burst out laughing. "I did .the  same thing to you fifteen minutes  ago," he said ; " that's how you  came to wake up."  Col. Sam. Hughes, of the Iyindsa3'  Warder,  in one of  his  letters   de  scriptive of,his .recent visit to Scot-,  land, tells a libellous stor}7- of the  bagpiges. Here it is : -It is said  that on one occasion in the Crimea  there were forty-two wounded soldiers in one room, all doing well except a scarred hero of Sir Colin  Campbell's famous Highland Brigade. As he lay from day to day,  slowly dying, his ear turned back  to the '' Hielah Home in Lochaber,"  and he longed to hear the bagpipes.  His request was granted. The  pipers played around the room for  an hour, and the Highlander recovered���but the remaining forty-  one died ! .  The new president of the British  Institute of Journalists tells a good  story about his first experience with  the law of libel. While editing a  London district weekly, ' ��� whose  business it was to attack the people  who got their roads made at the expense of the vestry, and who committed other iniquities of the same  sort," he got into a libel action.  "My proprietor and I," relates Sir  Edward Russell, "went to see Mr.  Cleasby, of the Temple���afterwards  Baron Cleasby���who was retained,  for our case. He said : 'Oh, apologize !' 'Apologize,' I said, ' why  the man is one of the biggest scoundrels in London.' 'That may be,'  said Mr. Cleasby, ' but there may  be half-a-dozeti like him in the vestry itself, another half-dozen on the  jury who will try the case.'So  after a hard struggle, my proprietor���who was really a high-spirited  man, with a considerable sense of  public justice���apologized, but we  had to pay, even at that, some ,��170  by way of expenses."  The Nelson  Wine Co. carry only the   best  liquors. ���,.-.*  ���IIIIWIIIIMIMII   !���  Decorated Dinner Sets, Decorated Tea Sets. Elegant Souvenir China Sets,  Glassware for the Sideboard, Latest Styles of Bar Outfits, Stoneware.and  ':      Earthenware.    WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL;   Also  Grocery and Tea and Coffee Specialties.  Kirkpatriek & Wilson*    -  BAKER STREET, - = = = = NELSON, B.C.  -We are'-riot':Qolhg to the Klondyke.'   NELSON is  our home, and at the  We ar$ .'sti II sej I i ng Trai I Beerv at   -  ��� ���- ��� ��� ������ '...      ��� ���   ������*-'.'..''.'���     "     -'    ..-���*'        ���    -. ���--  Twenty=��lve Cents per Quart  ,��  ssis simp- Corn  JUST  WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMISIQN MERCHANTS.  Carney Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  .Hygienic. Ventilated Shoes.  Every Pair Guaranteed to Have Cork Soles.  This shoe has an organ of respiration, the air enters two eyelets at the back of the shoe three inches above the heel and  passes down a small tube and enters a channel formed between  the inner and outer sole which is perforated directly under the  foot. :; The weight of the body going froin one foot to the other  produces a circulation of air, thus keeping the feet dry. The  .<>���' shoe wilL.wear longer owing to the perspiration not rotting the  leather.  J. A. GIL K BR, POSTO FFICE STO RE  J. SQLJIR  9  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings ��������������� ��� ��� ��� ��� ���   ��  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  V and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods, iri-Western Can.ada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     I^or   prices write or wire  Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons'Produce Co,  ��  ce uianes ior  . I.     Special jValues, in /typewriter and Office Supplies. ]  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'  All kinds of Miners', and Workipgmen's Burnishing Goods  i for sale. ' - ���*  ���"*"M��M^��!��^ IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  9  Enormous Sale  G r eat Red u ct ions  Thomson Stationery Coi? Ltd  NELSON,   B.  C.  SS.3^  *? Ww.  M\Mh  Contractor.  25    Years'    Practical    Experience.  Office W-ardSt., near Court House. Nelson, B. C.  The Kootenay Mail says of the  Tangier mine, near Albert Canyon,  and owned by the Goldfields of  British Columbia : "A series of  assays as work was done gave an  average of 2-5 oz. gold 146 ozs.  silver, 13^ per cent, lead and ,2^  per cent, copper. The iron pyrites,  go about $33.44 per ton in gold.''  The official Gazette contains three  new applications to parliament  for  railwa}^   charters   to   the   Yukon.  One  is   dated   at  Ottawa,   one   at  Montreal   and   one    at    Victoria.  The first is for a line -from a point  on Lynn canal-, through White pass  to Lake Bennett, following the. Mc-  Clintpck river',   and  following  the  trail to   Hodtalinqua ��� river.      The*;  second is from C ran brook - in East  Koo ten ay and up Kootenay river to  Canal flat, thence to the Columbia,  river, to the Canoe river,. across to  the head-waters of the -Eraser river,  thence to Gascoine portage,  across  to the Parsnip river, to the Findla3^  river and thence by the divide   to:  French lake into the Yukon.  Wholesale-and Retail  Tobacco) Cigars/ Ciprettes, Pioes and Tobacconists' Sundries,  I)     I lUUi  -SOLE OWNERS OF-  v THE FINEST BRAND MADE IN CANADA  ;: Ask Your Dealer for��� Xherrh   .  o!esa!e Store,  Morth  of   Baker Street, Nelson.  Retail Store, South Side of Baker Street.  For the Finest Line of  s  Will open in room next  Spokane ct Northern  Railway office, on.Ward'  Street, on November 20.  R. W  ^Proprietor  e  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  H.'A.  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  B. C.  ������'V-Up-to-Date Fotografers  Everyone is pleased  Call and See usatthe BigTent.  e wo  atino Finish a Specialty  All Work Guaranteed. WARD STp NELSON  Call ai  Giffar Store,  IJ  -IS NOW OPEN ON^  Baker   Street,   Opposite   Kirkpatr^ ^  9  Bb Cs  olesale and Retail  Head Office:  Nelson, B. C.  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandon, Rossland and Trail  LATE OF H. BERKS & SONS,  MONTREAL.  McKiliop Block  Baker St.  All work guaranteed or money refunded. Latest machinery and everything  up to date. Sight tested free. Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses, miners' glasses, etc.  H        BBSIU B  ALLETTE & C  DEALERS   IN  ough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  i  ���j  BAKER STREET,  In premises lately occupied by  A. McDonald & Co.  ELSON, B. Cy  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W.J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  ���':���'..   P. ''6/Box 498.  Jw THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  THF BROUGHAM FUNCTION.  The first real important . social  event of the season was the gathering at the handsome home of Mr.  and Mrs. Brougham, Stanley street,  last Monday evening. This function had been looked 'forward to'for  some days with considerable interest, and it goes without ���saying thai:  the event was most enjo3rablefrom  every point of view. Elaborate  preparations had been made so that  there might be no restraint0to pleasure. An interesting feature of the  evening, was the carrying in of the  ���....boar's head, followed by four young  women and four young gentlemen.  This beautiful symbol' !w-aS to commemorate the ceremony observed  e veiw Christmas at Windsor Castle,  on which occasion Her Majest};; is  presented with a boar's head b}-7" the  ruling Emperor of Germany. The  House was���;��� beautifully decorated,  flowers and palms playing a prominent part in the arrangements.  The host and hostess were . indefatigable in their efforts to add to  the enjoyment of everyone present.  For various reasons man}^ of our  best known society people were-absent-���some were in- mourning and  others were out of town. The supper was.a most elaborate affair and  reflected the hisrhest credit on the  culinary skill of Mr. Brougham's  chef.- The table itself was a veritable poem, being decorated with  chrysanthemums. The hostess,  although practically a stranger in  Nelson, has.become very popular,  and has the happy faculty of being  able to make her guests feel at  home.  The large number of handsome  dresses worn was the subject of  much comment���many from Eon-  don and Paris. The music was  considerably better than might be  expected in a young city like Nelson.  The following is an incomplete  list of the ladies and gentlemen  present : Mr. and Mrs Brougham,  Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Capt. and  Mrs. Troup, Mr,; and Mrs. Whal-  ley, Mr. and Mrs. Gamble, Mr.  and Mrs. W. A. Macdonald, Mr.  and Mrs. Hodgins, Dr. and Mrs.  La Bau, Dr. and Mrs. Forin, Dr.  and Dr. Isabel Arthur, Mr. and  Mrs. Robson, Mr. and Mrs. Peters,  Mr. and Mrs. Proctor, Mr.-  and Mrs. Pollok, Mr. and Mrs.  Armit, Mr. and Mrs. Rowley, Mr.  and Mrs. Pain ton, Mr. and Mrs.  Cumrnings, Mr- and Mrs. Hick-  ling, Mrs. Whitney, Misses Flo.  and Agnes Crickrna3r, Miss Clark,  Miss Sherwood, Mr. and Mrs. Mil-  burn. Mr. Selous, Mr. Geo. Johnston, Mr. A. M. Johnson, Mr. Jno.  Elliott, ;Mi: IVIanselly Mr. Gore, Mr.  St. Barbe, Mr. Hankey, Mr. Ed.  Senkler, Mr. Day. Mr. Barton and  Mr. Newling. There were maii3^  others, whose names could not be  obtained.  Below is a description of the  dresses worn on the occasion.  Mrs. Brougham���Cream duchess  satin with pink flowers.   ���-  ;Mrs. Fletcher���Cream duchess  satin   with   pearl   ornaments ;  and  showered  bouquet  of chrysanthemums.  Mrs. Troup���Real Parisian gown  with diamonds, and carried bouquet  of showered chi"3rsanthemums.  Mrs. Whalley���:Blue silk with  steel passamenterie.  Mrs. Gamble���Pink silk.  Mrs. W. A. Macdonald���Blue  satin with demi train.  Mrs. Hodgins���White ,silk with  sage green sash. "���.''.'���'������'���".  Mrs. LaBau���-Yellow brockaded"  silk trimmed with chiffon.  Mrs.; Forin ��� Black brocaded  skirt with green boddice trimmed  with ostrich plumes.  Dr. Isabel Arthur���M auye cordecl  silk with tulle and violets. '  Mrs. Robson���Cream dress cf  soft material.    /.   , ..   .  Mrs. Peters���-White.silk with ornaments.  Mrs. Pollok-���Black, silk with  white and gold brocade trimming.  Mrs. Armit���Black skirt and  black chiffon bodice with red carnations.  Mrs. Rowley���Black silk/ with  ornaments. ���  Mrs. Paiiiton���Green silk dress,  with sash and- sleeves, of crushed  strawberry."   ���  Mrs. Cumrnings ��� Yellow silk  trimmed with narrow bands... of  brown and velvet ribbons. :-  Mrs. Hickling���Blue silk with  darker trimmings.  Mrs. Miiburn���Black silk.  Mrs. Whitne3-���Cream satin with  chiffon trimmings.  ..Mrs;,:��� proctor���-Soft- cream   with  lace.  (TWO DOORS FROM CORNER BAKER ST.)  Will   keep a   full  line' of  Eadies', Gents', Misses' and.   Childrens,  Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, "which will be sold at bottom prices.  Crickmav-  White sil  lv  Miss Flo.  with ornaments.  ��� Miss    Agnes    Crick may���White  satin with violets.  Miss    Clark���Blue   crepon   with  lace.  Miss Sherwood-���Black silk   and  black lace.  SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.  Hector MacRae, of Ottawa, is at  the Phair. ���  J, Robillard left on Monday for  the Coast on a business trip.  H. E. McDonald has returned  from a trip through Kootenay.  Hewitt Bostock, M. P. for Yale-  Cariboo, arrived in town last night.  Mrs. P. J. Russell will spend a  portion of the winter in southern  California.  J. Wulffsohii, of Wulffsohn &  Bewicke, bankers, Vancouver, was  in Nelson this week.  Miss Minnie I/illie, sister of the  brothers Lillie, of the Nelson Shoe  Company, will arrive here to-morrow, evening for a protracted visit.  M. J. Haney, manager of con-  structipti Crow's Nest .Pass road,  with M. R. Fellows, government  engineer on the work, were in town  last week.  The Maple Leaf Social Club, a  new  and   promising   organization,  Tlie people of Nelson' have now a chance to  buy their elothinK, gents' furnishings, shoes,  blankets, etc-., cheap at their own price at  auction every evening at G:H0, in Turner <fc  Boeckh block, on Ward street. Private sale  during the day.���Houghton & Bannett.      advt  will inaugurate the opening of the  season with a ball to-morrow night  in the Carne3^ block. V  Mr. George Neelands was given  a surprise party at his new house  on Friday evening last. His friends  were determined to warm the new  domicile, and succeeded admirably,  and when they left it was with the  hope that, the happy, time spent  would alwavs be "characteristic of  the homestead.  DEATHS.  REESOR���At Kelson, B, C:, 8th November, 1897, ���  of acute Bright's Disease, Whitney Buchaii,  ���    only  cliiId "of" "William John   arid   Emrna  B.��������� Buchan /Reesoiy aged   1   year and    11  months.'   " " '  The Hall -.Mines... smelter has  closed down for, general repairs.  A bis: strike has been made on the  Blue Jay, 'at,Hall's siding. In the  tunnel a large body of h"ne quartz  was encountered.   INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.  Court."Mines," Ainsworth B.C.  Meets everv Saturdav evening at 7:30 p.m., at  Henry's- hall; Donald McAuley, C. D. S. C.  Banger; John Mi lies, Chief Ranger; Lcandcr  Shaw, Treasurer; \V. R. Jarvis, Recording  Secretary; Wm. fJ. Freeman, Financial Secretary. 'Visiting brethren cordially invited.  Court Kootenay No. 313S, Nelson B. C.  Meets first and third..'.Wednesdays in the  month in the Odd Fellows hall. Officers: F: W.  Swannell, G.B.S.G.R.; M. McGrath, O.K.; J.  Mowat, W.CR.; W. B. Shaw, R.S.; W. ilodson,  F.S.; W; II. Graham, Treas.; J. 11. Green, Chap.;  E. C Arthur, M.IX, Phvs.; A. Shaw, P.C R.  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  MUSIC.  A grand opera has just been introduced in London by ".the Carl  Rosa opera company. The title of  the new work is " Diarmid," the  music bv Hamish McCunne, the  libretto b^^ the Marquis of Lome.  Great interest has been displayed!  iu the preparation and production  of this opera, Mr. McCunn's previous compositions being very popular, and in this work lie has maintained his well-earned reputation  and done justice ,; to the illustrious  author.  Two remarkable children have  recently appeared before London  audiences ��� little Bruno Steindel,  seven 3Tears of age, at the Crystal  Palace Saturday concert, performing Beethoven's piano concerto No.  4, and other difficult works in a  manner which delighted all, and at  the same place a week later Miss  Maiide McCartlw, a twelve ^-ear-  old violinist, played the solo in Max  Bruch's Scottish fantasia with extraordinary skill.  Pursuant to the  "Creditors'   Trust    Deeds  Act, 189Q," and amending Acts.  Notice is hereby given that Richard Benjamin Es.nov.-l", of the "city of Nelson, in the Province of British Columbia, dealer in furniture  and household 'supplies,'carrying on business  there, has by deed dated the I4th day of October, 1.S97, assigned all his personal estate, credits and effects, which may be seized and-sold  under execution, and all his real estate, to  William Henry ������Dowsing, of the said city of  Nelson, broker, in trust for the benefit of his  creditors. The said deed was executed by the  said Richard Benjamin Esnonf and by the said  William Henry Dowsing on the said "l4th day:"  of October, 1897. All persons having claims  against the said Richard Benjamin Esnonf are  required on or before the 3rd day of December,  1897, to send to the said trustee .fill 1 particulars  of the same duly verified, together with particulars of any security held by them. And  notice is hereby given that after the said 3rd  day of December, the trustee will proceed to  ���'distribute the assets among those creditors  whose claims have been lodged with him, and  that he will not be responsible after such date  for the assets so distributed or any part thereof, to any person or persons, firm' or corporation, of Avhose debt or claim he shall not then  have received notice.  A meeting of the.creditors will be held at the  office of Edward A. Crease,'Baker street, Nelson, B. C, on Saturday, the 23rd day of October, 1897, at the hour of 2 o'clock in 'the afternoon. c  Dated at Nelson. B.C., this 15th dav of October, 1897.  Edward A. Chf.ask,  Solicitor for the Trustee.  ootenay Steam laundry  Ward Street, near Baker.  Best   work   arid.../ prompt    delivery  of 2,'oods.  nion- and  ncial-  Surveyor,  House, ileison,  D. I*.  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano,  violin or organ. For  terms apply at residence,  Silica street; or  Thomson    Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  1  Opened under new management  j     Everything First-Ciass  !    White Labor Only Employed  j MEALS FROM    25   CENTS' UP  j GIVE ME A CAL'..  IF. J. VAN BUREN,  Prop.  '���        CLEMENTS  Room 6,  AND  HI LEV Eli  BEK  Nelson, B. C.  Leave   3'our orders   with    -Kirk-  patrick & Wilson, Nelson, B. C.  P. O. box 189.  jijAuui!iNu^jauiaiM.��y]M��'<M��!llfiWaMiM!iitiattffl!l��Ji,'l'  'm^n^im^:  ���.j-tag.    ... . ���ii,'i���ji��uiiii��i,i  .\^rzr^i^-r-^!^^rr^.i\. vyWA'nj.' '[^\ JW^'^It'I'ZX'ITS' 35*1  'I* V  >4   ��4  T *    1  ^���1  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Don't  Let  Whiskey  Get  Get  the  Best  Of  It.  Try  Corby's  1. A. L  DISTILLER,  Belleville and Corbyville, Ont.  Victoria, B.C.  NELSON, B. C.  e Agents for British Columbia.  '<ir'^_' t*  -r-i���. <���!-. >��������� �����.,*  n i�� uict���ryrcrf-t.-.-:-^  ��., Mjii-Ml 'Liy ��������� J >.'..,m...��w.��..i~ircF.<������ui.i.^ji_ mjw^-yft  TOTAL DAILY CAPACSTY 3,200 BBLS,  "QGSLVIE'S PATENT MUWGARSAfa" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S H'JWGARIAW." Branded Blue.  "OGSLVIE'S STRONG BAKERS "Will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILWJE'5  GLEWORA."    Branded Ked.  All these brands have been dulv registered in the Government Patent offices, and any in-  i'rin"-ement oi" tlie same or refilling'of our branded ba-s with flour will be prosecuted according  to law. as each bas: of flour is frilly guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and bine twine.  In thanking- von fov vour patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take tfiis opportunity of informing you that " QGIVJIE'S HUftSGARIAE " and 'yOSSL-  ViD'S GLEfiORA" have been* established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the  right- combination of properties   gluten and starch  to produce trie highest  results in baking. _ .  In Placing our neAv brands upon the market v.re do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing you the finest quality of bread, .no expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our- prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.    Yours truly,  A  G- Wi. LESSH^AKj Victoria, Agent for British Columbia,  P~W*.  ��  New and beautiful designs in  9  I %'gagsfl  DOLLY-TOWN.  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  ior sa!e in' addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Have you ever been down to Dolly-Town ?  The sight will do you good.  There the dollies walk,  And the dollies tall-:,  And they ride about  In a grand turnout,  With a coachman thin.  Who is made of tin,  And a footman made of wood.  There arc very fine houses in  Dolly-Town,  Red and green and blue; t  And a doctor grand.  Who is at command,  Just to mend their toes  And their arms and nose.  When they tumble down  And crack their crow n ;  His medicine is glue.  But the prettiest sight in  Dolly-Town ���  That place of great renown���  Is no dolly at all,  Though so neat and small.  If you've time to spare,  Go on tiptoe there ;  See the wee. wee girl,  The rose, the pearl,  Who is Queen of Dolly-Town !  -George Cooper in the Illustrated Home .lour-  British Columbia | nai.  d and Goal Cook Stoves and Heaters;  ���CALL AND SEE THEM AT THE���  I  AKER STREET, NELSON.     P.  9  OX  <a  ^  ^3  -FOR-  riee  #j��  i d.  AT���  O��  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  The season for  upon us, and wTe are  to inform our path at we are to hand  having just received direct from  ��f  MMpggffl  IHHIH  is   now  pleased  t rons  with it  T. S. Gork.        H.  Burnet.        J. I-I: McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land  Sur=  i  veyors and Civil Engineers. |  i  Agents for  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Ab- j  struct of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c. \  NELSON.   -    -  'he Jas. Stewart Manufacturing Co.. of Woodstock  /I\  Two cars of their celebrated STOVES and RANGES, which we are  offering at'exceptionally low prices. We have also a full stock of all  sizes of QUEEN HEATERS.     Give us a call.     Satisfaction guaranteed  Telephone 21.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Econorrry,  Superfine,  Bran,  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C  &   CO.,  AGENTS,   NELS  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  O  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  9  n  ���'��L��wuwAMtwwiM��l��MIMtaJffi?&!


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