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 ' *��^at��terfS<#J5��3  tSSSSSiSMSiufaJGmfiM  tfawaaaata  sassms  *.,.. ��r*i.  With which is Incorporated THE  NATION,'of'"Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  KELSON, B.C;,   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1898.  NO.  17.  '4����C  Tti E JHELSOM ECONOn I ST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson. B. C.  D. M. Cablet  ::���::. Publwheb \  ���     '-    - ��� '      ���    " ' ' "in- .   f  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  QB����� Year to Canada and United States $2.00.,  If paid in advance :. 1.50  Oae Year, to Great Britain :.:'. 2.50'  Ii paid in advance  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order,  Draft, P. O. Order, or  Bagittered Xjetter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertiiemente of   reputable: char&cier will be inserted  apon terms which will be made.known on application.   Only?  Articles.of merit will be advertised in thege columns and the  Interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irre-,  sensible persons and worthless articles.  The time is not far distant when the < ��lectors of Nelson will be called upon to select their  civic rulers for the coming year. =As yet there  is little or no interest taken in the matter, and  it may be that the selection of candidates will  be a repetition of last*year, when it happened  that only a few knew that there waa sueh an  event ae. an ., election taking place. Since  Nelson was incorporated, eighteen months ago,  much has been, accomplished in the way of  city ^uilding.- Some have tak*n exception to  the manner in which the w@rk has been done,  but there, ar�� few who will contend that more  than what .has been done in.the way of civil  progress could very well have been accomplished. This is saying a great deal for the  hlen who. have given liberally of their time to  advance the in teres tsof the vpity. At times they  jbaye^eea.sabjsct^d to severe criticism,- and  very often this criticism was deserved, but  generally speaking they can point with pride  to the progress made by the city under their  administration. . As it is not likely that many  of the present board will ��eek re-eleetion, it becomes the duty of our citizens to look around  for new material. Everything points to the  future prosperity of Nelson, and in selecting  & mayor and alderman for the eoming year,  ���great care should be taken not to select men  who will throw obstacles in th�� way of that  progress, but rather citizens who will advance  by:every!honorable means the interests of the  city. Above all things, men who have-axes to  grind must be avoided. It is the eurse of a  city to have a horde of office-seekers, whose  only desire is gelf-aggrandizement. Th�� city  o\ ctoria is an illustration of ring rule that  may well be held up before our own citizens.  That place has been ruled by narrow combinations that have "never considered anybody or  anything but themselves with what result the  citizens know too well. What is needed here  is a patriotic administration of civic affairs,  and it behoves * every ratepayer in Nelson to  exercise the greatest wisdom in. selecting a  mayor and alderman for the coming year.  Disraeli once remarked to the young men of  Liverpool that "the great success in life is for  a man to be ready when opportunity come*.'  This may be parodied to read that "the great  success in city building is for citizens to be  ready when opportunity comes."  The London Saturday Review points eut  that an important feature is not noticeable  with regard to the Socialist Congress in Germany this year. The highly' intellectual but  eminently impracticable theories of Marx and  Bebel, it thinks, have gone by the board, giving place to a party that - has ceased to b��  revolutionary, com posed- of the young men,  with whom is the future. These are all for  practical, step-by-step legislation. The Lon-  on Spectator points in a similar manner to  this satisfactory state of affairs. It likens  the reasonable members of the party to the  English[Radicals, and states that this section,  who propose t6 earrytheir objects by the power of the vote alone, have prevailed against  the doctrinaires.  1 Thb zeal of������'the Sultan of Turkey to renovate every town and village in Palestine  through which Emperor William of Germany  passes has resulted in even holy places being  vandalized. The historical house of Simon  the Tanner, where St. Peter lived, has been  painted bright blue, and its floors have been  laid with colored tiles. Besides this, the  building has been enclosed by a gaudy fence,  While a superb iron screen over a dome of  rbck, dating back to the days of the Crusaders,  has been coated with yellow paint.  Some weeks ago, The Economist in commenting upon the unusual interest maaifested in  the White Grouse country by the Hon. Fred  Hume, suggested that the Minister ef Mines  might be heavily interested in claims in that  section. This apparently harmless suggestion drew forth a most virtuous denial from  the New Denver Ledge and Th�� Economist felt  that it had  gone just a  step  too far���in fact,  that it had bean obliterated by  the trenchant  pen of the editor ofthe Ledge.    If all accounts  be true, the Ledge's defence of the Minister of  Mines  was not altogether disinterested,  for it  ig: - suspected   that   Mr.   Lowery  has  several  claims in   White Grouse   thai  would  be enhanced in v*lue by the expenditure of a  little  money.    This being  the case, Thb Economist  would urge  upon the   Minister  of   Mines the  immediate   necessity of the trail   in question,  This paper is desirous of beholding In all  the  grandeur of his  wealth   one   rich newspaipc r  man in the Kootenejr and no one is better entitled to that distinction than the editor of the  Ledge.    The only fear is that he has  practised  self-denial   so   assiduously    that   his   sudden  trannf.>rmation might result in serious physical disability.    In  the   meantime   this  paper  will abstain from future criticisms of expendi-  turee in the White Grouse.  Lord Charles Berbsford is of the opinion  that Cmada is greatly interested in the future  of the Heathen Chinee. No' part of the  British Empire,' he says, is more vitally inters ted in preserving British trade and commerce in the East. Lord Charles intends to  pay us a visit on his way back fjom China.  j Thb suspension of Police Magistrate Macrae  Of Victoria, by the Attorney-General is being  severely criticized. Mr. Macrae has been  police magistrate of Victoria for five "years  and his administration of justice has been  above criticism. He came from New Zealand  and was a stranger to our politics, consequently his appointment by the Davie Government  was regarded as eminently proper and disinterested. During his term as police magistrate  he religiously abstained from taking any  part in politics, being more interested in the  proper administration of Justice. On several  occasions in Mr. Macrae's court attempts have  been made to thwart the ends of Justice, but  the police magistrate could not be coerced into  giving a decision which he felt was not  in accordance with law and justice. It was  net to be expected that a man of this character would meet the views of what Attorney-  General Martin and his friends considered a  Police Magistrate should be. Indeed, it has  been freely remarked, that with the ascendancy of Joseph Martin, the process of decapitation would begin, and that Police Magistrate  Macrae would be among the first to  be led \>  ��� r  ������������ > it  i^SSS^^  VJfcl'' THE NELSON ECONOMIST  the  political   guillotine.    How   far.   this   suspicion was   founded on fact,   is  evidenced   by-  tbe ciicums'anccs that one dav last week Mr."  Maeiae   received   notice   of   his   suspension,  pending  investigation.  ���*  This    suspension   is  based on  a  story   told   by   a seaman   named'  Liddy,   who refused   to perform his  duty arid  was sentenced to fourteen   daj^s in   gaol.     -No  doubt   almost any   other .case   would    have  se.-ved the purpose of  the Provincial   Government, for Mr. Macrae's   decapitation was   evidently a foregone arrangement.   When honest  men like Mr. Macrae are thus made to   suffer.  to   gratify  the  vindictiveness   of  a    political  r'ng, is it not time for the people of this Province  to ��� pause and   ask  themselves,  where is '  this sort of'thin going'to end?  The Pembroke   Observer is a   s aumch   Grit  tending to go back again with the opening' of  the spring, bear unanimous testimony  to   the  richness of tire country.'     The'" & ids'" of the  placer miners   have   been,    n   th_��ir  opinion,  mere' samples of the vast  V edit i   which   will  be taken out of.'the,/'entire ��istri.H when organized effort/'capital ;and. mat bin j'ry get to work.-  If this sanguine estimate be truey we  areA just  oh the threshold of  the 'development' of   that  country and the .enrichment/of th��   Dominion  through its deyelopment, provide^  that the Government neither'stunts, the pending development'-nor   pursues   such   a   policy  as to rob Canada of its legitimate prpfK '.there?  iiir     "A'"- ''���'���-,/.'"' .. .'.-;-"'' ' .'"   ��� yJ------���'������--;riy;x/\-:'  As the Montreal Star puts it,, the   chief bar  at'this; moment to such deyelopment is neither  the climate of Da wsori nor the horrors  of the  I White Pass ; but the   general  ancl   world-em-  ibr ac ing impressiori ��� that the free mirier  pus h -  paper.    It is  a ��� strong   supporter  of  Liberal  | -inghis*waylntoXhat; conntry is not cer?aTn-of  principles and of the   Laurier administration.  The editor,.Mr.  R. G. Miller., is-it   present'in  Dawson City and last week the Observer printed  a three column letter from him, and .in concluding hisdescription-of his trip-up there Mr.  Miller sajcA '*I- had- thought of-giving you an  inkling into   how-things-  are at". Dawson   and  ���fair pi ay at th e ha rids of' M r. Sif to n -s. official's.  -For a year back^ a. stream -ofgrumbling .  against these men has poured out.of the Yukon  district.J Ale will be hard^it will ba / Aim-A-  possib-.e-^to"~rjQake the ��� world believe that  there- is ���������" .nothing-;to ;itj" unless sonrething  more 'than'' an .official denial   is   filed   against  the Klondike,  but the subieet-is-both too   bio:  I ��uA.A wA>''^L "'��� : un" .'::: : ''���" ^ V -:  ^ ��� ;^  -       ��� ' J a  i  these compiamts.      What is wanted is   disin-  and too warm for ihe  fag end uf this- already  Jong episile.    I may  just say--- by   way   <A   an  inkling, though, that it has been our pleasure  or. the ' reverse^all summer -to listen   to mosD  violent   railings  at  the   government   and   the  officials   at   Dawson,   who were both   charged  with the most  vile and   deliberate corruption.  For myself I did  not believe the   government  knew   anything of   the dirt here,   even   if    it  reall}7 existed   as. charged, though   many good  friends have, indignantly declared   to.me.that  it is   their -business to know. ���Since ,1   have  reached Dawson I.--have almost been  forced to  a like conclusion and have no hesitation in declaring   that if they   do  not take-, strong and  speedy  steps to   end the   orgie that is   in progress here,   they will   not   only Imve   become,  partners in the dirt themselves, but shall have  permitted   the continuance  of a system vvhich  must result in very greatJinancial   and moral  injury to the   Dominion..   I   have- been   here  now for two  weeks and have, been noting and  enquiring on every  hand and   though'. I cannot yet.^ive vou facts and figures I have  seen  enough   to convince  myself .that   it   is   worse  even than   the mind   of an   honest   man   can  conceive.    That the mining laws are'being set  aside on a  colossal   scale   is beyond all   question, and that baiefaced bribery is the  rule of  the day   ;s equally   certain.    But why   goon.  I  I have   already told you   it was  high   time to |  draw   this letter to   a   close.    And   doubtless  t  you have beard of  the seamv side of   Dawson  I  from a number of other   sources.     Believe me \  you can accept all  you hear in that   line���no  j  matter how extravagant���as within the bounds  of probability."  It is the same story  from   every    direction  The-responsibility of the Government in   this  Yukon business is hard to overestimate.   -The  mining   experts   now   coming   out   from    the  (' tercited .and independent testimony; to the  j..-effect., ���..���either- that everything has been" on  f the square" up in Dawson, or that _ the:,guilty  have been  punished   and   better   men.  and   a  | better*^system' have .been installed there. ; One  I .good  thing to do would be to   forbid- Govern-  ���m.ent officials to hold any' interest Tn: mining  I claims..   . Other   obvious reforms will suggest  1 themselves to the officials'von'---the-''s'poib.',--...,>;'B.ut  i the great want is an -impartial   investigation:,  f in w hich--the outside, world, will   have-, corifi-  I dence.'-  B     ���    . - ���'���,���.���������������'..  .The Government, of   the. Yukon   has -lost  character in the.ey.ees .of the world, aa The problem is not  hpw  to.  say   the   Jiarclest   things  aboiit Miss;.F/lora.,Sha,w: and the..other ;.correspondents .-.and   miners   through   whom   these  damaging- complaints have reached the world ;  but how to regain character and restore confidence    in    the   good    government   and     fair  management of the  Yukon   goldfields.     The  responsibility is   such   a   one  as   has   seldom  come to a Canadian Government;, but it  has  come, and failure to meet it will lose for  this  country an opportunity the like   of   which  it  has never had before.  gold-bearing district before winter sets in, in  *->  John Chinaman is seeking to turn the hand  of Tommy Atkins and Jack Tar   against their  own country.    For some time past   advertisements   have appeared   in the. London   papers  offering the most liberal inducements to "first-  class time-expired gunners for service abroad."  It transpires that the Chinese   Government is  the advertiser, and   that the English   navy is  their selected poaching ground.  . The' Chinese  |  have   their new warships   on  the   stocks, but  j'there are   no experienced  men' to mart  them.  The   men   are offered   high    wages  for   three  years' service, free passage to and from China,  and sole charge of gunnery batteries, aso long  as.they can train a native to a state where  they can cope with European soldiers or sailors." The ingenious little scheme is nipped  in the bud by the Foreign Enlistment Act,  which, among other things, prevents the exportation of men who have been educated in  the. secrets, of war at the cost of the British  taypayer.'.r: The War Office and th�� Admiralty  have taken measures to enforce the law.  ���'.  The national debt of France is estimated at  ���.;4i>22^  to 1870   one war   followed dpon    the heels   of  .another.    France  had great outlays   to make  in   the Crimean' war; in Italy,   }n'- ��� China; ��� in-  Cochin--Chi ha and   in Mexico, with   the .result'  that in the year 1870, the debt of the country  :h"adU risen to ^49S}170i939y or $2,424,009;972. ;  The year 1870-71 witnessed the   Franco-Prus- ���'.'  sian warj whose direct and indirect cost raised  the debt of France to ��796,366,670, or $3,875,- (  120,216.    Since  then   the  debts,   for railway  purposes .���a.nd_;'.Qther.;;pu^I'ic works have   added ���  to the-arabunfc'A apdincreased it' to;the figures   .  given'above." " '���''/"./*;-:'";   "a".' ."."'."'''.'a"" ���"-' ,;:-.'%'  The Duke of Te'tuan  whose family   name is '  O'Derinell, is very  proud of his Irish  descent.  He was, up to soirie   time before the  outbreak  *  of the Spanish-American war-,   Foreign  MinA >  ister to the country of-hi-s^adoption.    He is an ..'..  Irish chieftain in his own right,/ and claims to'-'  b;e Lord Donegal.    He. was born in   1834, and ��� ���������  is in appea ance  the  typical Castilian   noble- f*  man.    His features a.'re regular, and he is tall   '.'���  and stateljA and may be justly called a handsome man; and, although   his hair and  beard  are almost white, -he- looks by'no   means his  age.    The Diike is:very proud of his name and  Irish descent.    A few words he spoke,   recently, at a   distribution   of prizes t:o military  ca-'  clets,   among .-������ whom   were   two"* O'N-eills,   an. '  O'Connor, and a Ma her, may be quoted.      He  said: "We   Irish, in   settling  on   the   Spanish  plains and offering our sword's to Spain, mere-"'"'���  ly returned   to'our   ancestors' ancient   home.-.v  The   Milesians   went   from  'Spain "lb-Ireland'.   A  We.have'mere-ly come back to live among our  cousins.  >j  ��� The Postal Department is inviting tenders  for the conveyance of Her Majesty's mails between Lake Bennett and Dawson City tenders  being received   by inspector E/H. Fletcher, at  Victoria, up till Tuesday, Nov. 1st.' The'ser-'  vice is to commence as soon'as practicable,  and continue until the opening of navigation  in the spring. Thirty-two day's will be allowed for each single trip, and the mail to be  carried will-not exceed 500 lbs. Tenderers  must furnish bonds for $4,000 for the due performance of the contract.  According to the Vancouver correspondent  of the San Francisco Chronicle, some of the  towns of British Columbia are in danger of  being overrun with bears and nther wild animals. Read what he writes: "The cold snap  i;s driving bears and other wild animals into  the towns and settlements of British Columbia.  In Nanaimo,   they are ..entering   the   city at  Wm.  f THE NELSON ECONOMIST  night in twos and threes and raiding the larders of the citizens of the coal town. The collier boys are having fine fun sitting up nights  and potting bears as they climb some back  fence on the scent of a refuse barrel. In one  back yard, three large black bears were  trapped, but so viciously did they fight that  ��nly one was killed. A committee has now  been organized to watch for and shoot bruin  on sight, as it is feared that infants may be  carried off by the desperately hungry animals.  In rural districts, mountain lions and panthers have been working havoc with sheep,  fowls, dogs and cats, and some magnificent  cinnamons have been brought down from the  roofs of out-houses or back fences and verandahs. The explanation of the immigration of  wild animals from their accustomed haunts,  is the great bush fires which have raged in  British Columbia, and drove the animals from  their feeding grounds toward coast towns."  The Republicans are confident of winning  in Washington at the election in November.  In this connection it may be added that a  Governor of Washington has not as great  power as a Lieutenant-Governor in British  Columbia. Consequently when a political  party wins a battle over there, its decision is  not set aside by an autocratic governor.  Every member of Japan's new cabinet has  been in jail, which proves that after all Japan  may have a more comprehensive and praise-  worth system of justice than British Columbia*  The fast that the Nelson Miner has time and  again emphasized the statement that there  will not be a war between Great Britain and  France will go a long way in the direction of  inspiring a feeling of security in the minds of  our people who are literested in French securities.  The regular monthly report of mysterious  movements in the vicinity of Esquimalt has  been issued. From the similarity to previous  reports, it is inferred that the same correspondent still supplies the "information."  The report comes from New Denver that the  Galena mine has closed down, but that operations may be resumed at any time. No on��  seems to know the cause of this move, but it  is suspected that a change of management will  tak�� place shortly. The mine has been working steadily for two and a half years.  The condition of affairs in and around the  Provincial Jail are a menace to the well being  of the community. At the present time the  staff has been reduced by resignations until  only on�� man is left. What the cause of these  resignations is we do not preterid to know,  but jealousy and treachery are said to be at  the bottom of the trouble.    This is the reason  assigned by the Tribune, and it is more than  likely the correct one. It is believed that  hourly anticipation of the enforcement of the  Government's new policy of "economy" has  resulted in resignations on account of the insecurity of a position under the present administration. One thing is quite certain that  if the goverment is as economical in administering other departments as it seems determined to be in connection with the provincial  jail, it should be able to declare a dividend at  the end of the financial year, instead of keeping up the present system of taxation. In the  meantime, householders of Nelson should put  an extra lock on their doors, as it is quite  within the bounds of possibility that the  twenty-five prisoners now in jail will some of  these days exchange the monotony of prison  life for the greater freedom which an existence  among our magnificent mountains and grand  water stretches affords. It will not be a surprise to many if our streets are any day  swarmed with a select coterie of gentlemen  who will be distinguished from the ordinary  citizen by the letters "P. G." neatly stamped  on their apparel.  The second Year Bo >k of British Columbia  has j*st been issued, and is a comprehensive  volume of information. The work was prepared by Mr. R. E. Gosnell, late Provincial  Librarian, and reflects the highest degree of  credit on that gentleman's effort to give British Columbia a Year Book that is not only  useful, but an ornament to any library.  The engagement of the Bittner company at  the skating rink, serves to show the disadvantages of Nelson from an amusement point  of view. Our citizens patronize all kinds of  entertainments most liberally, but it cannot  be expected that they are going to leave a  comfortable fireside to witness a performance  in the skating nnk, no matter how artistic or  acceptable that entertainment may be. It is  consoling to know that Nelson will not suffer  this drawback much longer, as it is announced that an opera house, which will seat  fully 800, will be ready for occupancy at the  beginning of the new year.  Hallowe'en, the night sat apart for the  walking of evil spirits, was observed in its  usual form by tne youth of Nelson. The origin of Hallowe'en has been lost in the dark  night of treacherous history. The first day of  November is All Saints' Day, but there is  nothing in the church observance of that day  out of which such extraordinary notions as  are connected with this celebrated feast could  have originated. It is certainly a relic of Pagan times, and as the date was a marked one,  the heathen customs were mollified in Christian ages. As years passed and people were  filled with a milder sentiment, the romantic  customs of the Scotch made Hallowe'en a different kind of day entirely. These sentimental customs in time   gave way to the  practical  age, and now Hallowe'en is celebrated just because it is Hallowe'en, and something must be  done. In Ireland, it used to be celebrated as  the night on which the fairies left on their^  visits to more congenial climes.  Crime appears to be on the increase at the  Coast. At the New Westminster fall assizes,  which opened yesterday, the criminal docket  was somewhat larger than usual, there being  no less than seven cases for shop-breaking,  burglary and arson, theft,.assault, attempted  rape, assault, and stealing from person. His  Lordship Chief Justice McColl presided.  The Canadian Geological Survey places the  total of the mineral output for the Dominion  last year at $28,000,000 over the previous  year. The output is divided as follows among  the principal mining provinces : British  Columbia, $ 10,455,268 : Nova Scotia, 6,000,000:  Ontario, $5,000,000; Quebec, $2,0634266 :  Northwest Territories and Yukon, $3,000,000.  Ottawa Citizen: The Globe's cheerful idiot  on the typesetting machine has been at it  again. He makes the discarded mouthpiece  of the Liberal party assert that the bad Tory  papers are referring to William Ogilvie as  ''Mr. SiffcoaVmule." A* we have not seen  any newspaper make such an unseemly reference we presume that the copy read " uncle.'��  That's a horse on the Globe.  Toronto Telegram: A press which is free  and honest is a blessing to any country, but the  degradation of French politics is an example  of what can be accomplished by a press which  is partially free and wholly corrupt. Paris  is the home of the most utterly venal set of  newspapers in the world. The corruption of  the" Parisian press would be a local affliction  but for the unfortunate circumstance that  Paris is France ; the politicans and papers of  Paris create what is called public opinion and  thus control the destinies of Franee. When  papers and politicans are alike corrupt, how  can the poor, blinded nation tell its enemies  from its friends ?'...'"  The  Winnipeg    Commercial    reviews    the  British Columbia market for the week as  fol  lows: "The butter market is firmer. Creamery  is being laid down here at 22c in car lots, and  jobbers are   selling  at  22^  to  23c.     Finest  dairy   is selling at 18 to 19c, but these  prices  apply   only to  strictly ehoice   fresh    goods.  Fresh local eggs are very scarce and are bringing fancy prices, eastern eggs  are  selling   at  1*  to    18^c   which   is   an   advance   of   lc.  Cheese dull.    Early made cheese is selling at  less than late makes can be laid down for and  consequently late cheese is being held.    Flour  is 20c higher.    Dressed hogs 3c lower."  Be sure and get your name on the voters'  list; you may want to vote at the municipal  election.  A  "1  '^1  ss.  I?1  i  'Ml THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  How We Took Khartoum.  We went swinging through  the desert, marching  straight to fight a wrong,  For the British vengeance tarries, but the British  arm is long;  . And the Soudanese beside us, with our darkies  .. .from the Nile,  ; - Marched behind the.British sergeants, grinning,  :h   . _.    sidelong, gleesome smile;  For ��hey knew we- sought  the dervish and they  ;       heard the muttered doom  Of the Khalifa's black emblem,  where it floated  o'er Khartoum.  Scottish pipe and English band,  Mule and camel pack,-  Marching through a fiery land,  On the Moslem track,  Marching through the; desert sand  With our Union Jackr>. '   "   ","  :'���:- . England's honor in each hand,  Soldiers white, and black!  ' We went swinging   through the desert,   such  a  troop was never seen,  All -avengers   of the. hero who, drew  tears from  :       England's Queen,    \  Men from Warwickshire and Lincoln,  with the  Irish Fusiliers,    *  And the  Camerons' gay  tartan   flicking   British  Grenadiers;  Old Northumberland and Lancashire,  a-swearing  in their zeal, ' ���    ��� . ,  Lancers gleaming on   their chargers,   with their  thews of British steel.  Tramping throughthe burning haze  Far as eye could scan,  With our Maxims all ablaze, A*...-"-  ;.       Eager, to a man!_  Holding, with a comrade's gaze, ....   .-.  :   Egypt and Soudan;  Thus we faced the dervish ways  Down by Omdurmail.  God! But were they men or devils?AFierper swordsmen never drew,    -,:A.e. '    "���  As they swooped, a, white>.robed   legion,  shouting  Allah! where they flew.-   ';-,���������;?- ���   :   .       .���-:-'������������������*������  . Coun tless banners: "waved  above ��� jbhejii,   shining -  brass and copper "drum '    a .;,.,���   -..'.. A; ,  Set  the  white nian'sheart'Aa-beating with anew  and savage thrum,_; a-;-A.j  When those'cursings fiery demons met us in  the .  serried shock��� v..vi: ^ A-AA-A-v'' A "A   'l  Met and :"i$ll,\still shouti.ng A.llah!:W:ith:-t)lack eyes  ,.    ;..  that seemed to ^ock. .f,       vv* A..-vaa'"-:-  Falling, with'a murder thought. ���������  In ea6h"cunning brain;    .A-.-;.-;  Shamming death,"until we brought-.  Succor to: their pain;:. ���'���  A  Then the dying rose .and wrought T :  Devil's deeds again.     .,..   .       ���������  ' So!   Our British vengeance sought r  Victims'mid the slain.  Satan's hordes were loose upon us;.but God's angels  hovered round ..      -  Faith and Love's white pinions quivered when our  Lancers took the ground,  Charging through the dervish squadrons,   hurling  death, one man to four!��� -  Then   with   thinner   ranks,    and  serried,   facing  round to charge once more;       ..  :.  Gathering our fallen  heroes,  hewed and hacked,  from out the fray,  With God's glory on  their  forehead���calm" as  on  their drilling day.  Through our pulses pride and shame  Coursed like wine of war;  Black and white lips spoke.the name  Of our great Sirdar,  Swore the Moslem rage to tame,  Moslem force to bar���  SwTore to quench the Crescent flame  In our Northern Star!  With set  teeth   we fought and slaughtered,   dervishes like snowflakes fell,  While our black recruits���God bless them���rushed  the foe with savage yell.  They were bent upon their vengeance���we were  dreaming of our own,  On the death  for which no courage, no devotion  could atone.        . .;  But we slew a dastard Moslem for each hair of  Gordon's head���  Slew a Moslem for each tear-drop by our sovereign  lady shed!  Tramping on the Moslem track,  To the Moslem doom,  Crashing in our wild attack,  On to dark Khartoum.  Till we knelt, men white and black,  Iri the sunset gloom,  ,...,, Where our lady's Union Jack  Waves o'er Gordon's tomb!  * *     TTV  FROM   MY WINDOW.  I  opened   my  window and leaned  far out,  and looked down on the misty, damp desolation.    Grey mist was everywhere���grey   mist,  and thin, soft, silent  rain���rain that did  not  fall in round   drops, but floated  through the  air, and  crept along  the sides  of the   houses,  arid through the.narrow   passages, and   down  the broad streets.    Rain and mist everywhere.  A   city of  damp   desolation below   me.    The  river I   could faintly-.see, black and   cold.    I  could, eyen   hear   the sound  of "its outgoing  waters���a    gurgling,    chuckling,    crunching  sound.    They   s*ang a mirthless,  monotonous  song.    A barge swept:-past; one tall,   solitary  figure was at   the hslm.    He :stood   alone on  the' dank,   flat   boa:t-rrmoti6nless,  silhouetted  against the grey   mist.      He, too,   was part of  the scheme of desolation.  : In the street* beneath my window, a barrel-  organ began to play a music-hali tune. Two  children appeared and commenced dancing.  One had a red frockj but no stocking��. The  other had . stockings, but no frock���only a  petticoat that once upon a time might have  been white. ;.They danced, and the mud flew  from under their feet, and the rain-mist wandered amid their rags. They danced, and the  organ-grinder turned the handle of his organ  with fascinating .regularity.  "When he had finished his stock of tunes, he  wheeled his barrel of sound away. No one had  'given him anything^but probably he did not  think of that. He went from street to street  day by day, ground forth his twelve tunes,  and.if pennies were thrown him, he picked  them up, and if pennies were.not thrown him,  he forgot.to expect to pick them up.  He moved away, and the child with the  stockings followed him. The child without  the stockings remained standing in the mud.  I then threw her a coin. She looked at it  where it fell ; then she looked up at me. She  looked at the coin again, and picked it up and  wiped it on her dress. The street was empty.  She and the grey rain-mist were alone.  She stood in the.mud, the coin in her hand,  and gazed up at me. I beckoned her to come  to me, but she did not move. So I went  down and brought her up to my room and  placed her in a chair be ore the fire.  " Are you hungry ?"     She shook her head.  i ou are very wet V\   She shook her head.  " Are you fond of dancing ?"     She nodded  her head.  .   " Where do you live ?" ���" Any where."  " Where's your mother ?"���" Nowhere."  I lit a cigarette. She drew nearer the fire.  " Where are you going ?"���"To the pantomime  ���to darnce."  " When ?"���" Ter-morrer."  " What are you���a fairy ?"���" No | han  evil speret."  " Who was th�� girl with you   just now ?"��� .  "Sister."  " Does she dance in the pantomime ?"���  " Yes.*,  " What is she ?"���"' Nother hevil spirit."  " What are you going to do when you grow  up ?'���" Darnce."  " Always ?":���" Yes."  She would not talk any more, but she  crouched before the fire, staring at the red  coals, and seeing things there that were hidden from me. I went to bed at eleven, and left  her before the fire, still gazing at the burning  embers. When I looked for her in the morning she was gone. Two months later I saw  her in the pantomime. She was an evil spirit.  Three years passed, and I saw her again dancing in a large West-End theatre.  Four years later I stood looking out from  my window. And I thought of the evening  of seven years ago. Again there was the  grey rain-mist, and the damp desolation  everywhere. Again there passed the low,  flat barge, with the solitary figure at the helm  motionless. The waters ean^ their mirthless,  monotonous song. The organ-grinder ground  forth his twelve stock tunes. But the two  children did not dance in the mud. I stood  looking down into the desolate street. And  I saw a woman walking slowly towards the  river. Shehad a red dress on. She stopped  beneath nay window^^md looked up. I  beckoned to her 10 cc^rrj^^o11^��.       ;  She came. "^  I placed a chair-before the fire for her, and  lit a cigarette.  u It was seven years ago!"���"Yes; why do  you remember ?"  "So you have danced ?"���" Yes, I have  danced."  " You have been successful ?"���" Yes."  "Then why���?" "I don't know. I  danced, and then I hurt my ankle and had  to give it up, and then sister  died,   and  then  .��  " Yes, I see ; and then������ ?"���" And  then  ���But it's finished now."  " It was silly to begin."  " Yes, it.was silly to begin. I came here,  but the windows were shut.     So -"  "So what did you come here for ?"���" I  remembered that night."  " Why ?"���" I don't know."  She would not talk anymore, but sat and  gazed into the red-gold fire, and saw things  there that were hidden from me. At eleven  o'clock I went to bed, and left her still dreaming before the red-gold fire. And the next  morning she was gone. I opened my window and leaned far out.     The sun was   shin-  Wj ''<Zil*&}  THE-NELSON ECONOMIST  ing, and I heard the birds   singing   amid   the  embankment trees.  And the barge swept up the river, returning  from its journey. At the helm I thought I  saw two figures���but it may have been only  fancy���a man, and the figure of something  that ought to have been a woman. kAnd I  heard the waters singing���not their chuckling,  monotonous song, but a new song, a mirthles,  silent, soundless song���like the s��>ng of an  evil spirit.  . Arthur Applin.  MINES AND INVESTORS.  The British Columbia Chamber of Mines,  lately organized in Vancouver to promote and  protect the mining intrests and industries of  the Province of British Columbia, is an institution whose raison d'etre is doubtless a  most laudable one, but it is a most remarkable fact, and ose to which our attention was  particularly called by the manager of one of  the largest mining companies in the Slocan,  that among the names of the first executive  committee, the only person who has had any  practical knowledge of mining is Mr. H.  Hieschel Cohen of Victoria, B. C. This gentleman, from the very extensive prospecting  work done by him in - the vast region controlled by his company, the Casdar Cent ,al,  is undoubtedly deeply versed in mining lore,  but with this exception, we are afraid that  any assistance rendered to the mining interests  of the Province by the rest of the executive,  will be of a very.theoretical character.  The Spokane market for Kossland1 stocks is  not exactly in that flourishing condition which  brings joy to the heart of the mining broker.  As a matter of fact it is one whose scope is  so limited as to be almost invisible, and for  this result no one is to blame but the Rossland  brokers themsslves. They endeavored to  create in their camp, an excitement paralled  to that which existed on the London Stock  Exchange during the South Africa boom, and  as the lever they used was composed of ninety-  five per cent, newspaper assistance with about  five per cent, of actual development work,  the Spokane mining operators who virtually  opened the Rossland camp by hard work and  liberal expenditure, discreetly sold out their  interests with the least possible delay. But  in doing so they closed a very important market for Rossland stocks, and the brokers  in that city are making frantic efforts to create  a new one in eastern Canada to supply the  place of the one they have lost. Whether they  will succeed in their efforts is very doubtful,  as the Canadian investor if he knows what is  good for him, will touch stock in no company,  whose management is in the hands of others  than solid business men of the Dominion, or  of those English companies whose liberal expenditure has proved their good faith. As  good a motto as any for intending investors in  this camp to act upon is���-touch no cheap  stock, and buy no treasury stock where the  proceeds are to be devoted to development.  Past experienoe has proved that the development intended, is in nine cases out of ten that  of the promote; s' bank accounts. In the Slocan things are moving quietly but persistently to that stage when this country will be  recognized as the richest mining district in  the world. Development work in many  cases small but steady, in others upon an immense scale, is working rapidly to prove the  wonderful wealth that lie in these mountains.  This winter will see a great increase in the  number of shipping mines, and the output for  next season will be double that of 1898.  Mining Notes.  The total value of the mineral products of  the United States for the year 1897 amounted  to $632,312,347/ This is nearly $8,600,000 in  excess of the value of the production for the  year before, and nearly $9,600,000 in excess  of that for the year preceding.  Judge Walkem has decided that a mineral  claim crown granted since the statue of 1893  does not carry with it the absolute right to the  surface of the claim. Also that a crown grant  to a claim does not convey the water-rights  on the said claim, as a principal of riparian  ownership has been abrogated by the Water-  Privileged Act of 1S92.  H. B. Alexander spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Golden and informed the Era that  negotiations are now in progress with a view  to the purchase and operation of the smelter  at Golden. The enterprise will be worked a3  a copper smelter, and the purchasers will give  every assistance to the development of copper  ^properties that will be in a position to ship ore  to the smelter. This'is. the best news that,  has been published in Golden for some time.  New capital applications offered in London  or the nine months ended September 30, 1898,  amounted, says a London exchange, to ��123,-  916,200 against ��107,767,000 last year. Of  the offers this year, about one-third consisted  of government and municipal loans, one-  sixth of railroad stocks and bonds, and the  balance largely of industrial shares. Mining  companies make a small showing, their total-���  including land and finance companies���heing  or ly. ��5,344,500, or 4.4 per cent, of the aggregate.  The Rossland brokers are doing too much  cut throat business. It injures business in  the long run and injures Rossland shares on  the market. There ought to be a brokers association for the purpose of furthering the interests of the market as a whole. This would  increase the confidence of th�� public and steady  the price of shares. Every different broker in  town advertising the same stocks at different  prices has a ludicrous aspect. The brokers  advertisements are enough to give an intending investor vertigo.���Leader.  It is highly gratifying to be able to chronicle another Rossland company's success in  mine development. The Giant company have  for some time  past been driving a main  tun  nel to intersect at a greater depth a lode intersected while sinking their surface shaft.  This or�� body dipped out of the shaft and consequently it was deemed advisable to take advantage of the configuration of the country  and drive a tunnel which would crosscut it in  solid ground. The lode carried good shipping ore where exposed in the shaft and it is  thought that the boby now come to hand in  the tunnel will show up equally well, in  which case there are very strong anticipations  of a payable mine in the near future. The  tunnel is in now about 100 feet and on Wednesday the first of the 1 )de consisting of about  one foot of very good looking clean ore was  encountered. This is on the foptwall bide and  further cross-cutting through it reveals about  two feet of quartz. This lode is by determina-  t on the same as intersected in the shaft, but it  will take a few days yet to obtain a fuller and.,  more direct idea of its actual .quality and'possibilities. It means this, that if of a simil; r.  nature to that section above, the Giant is on  a shipping basis and will have no further recourse to the treasury. The Giant is about  one-half mile west of the War Eagle line and  is admittedly on the same line of lode as the  No. 1 Mine. What the company now wants is  rock drills and compressor and then the work  could be pushed ahead vigorsusly. Tbe mine  is being operated at present by contract, but  doubtless as froon as this lode is opened up, a  regular staff of  men will be  put  on.���Leader.  From London it is learned that among the  subscribers to Lipton is Premier Laurier for  1,000 shares, whil�� the Chief Justice of  England and Right Hon. Justice Jeune each  took 5,000. What have those who so strongly  condemned'-.Hon. Mr. Turner and Hon A Mr.  Pooley. for subscribing stock in promotion  -companies, to say regarding the foregoing,?...  The mammoth belongs to days before '"-time  had begun to overthrow" things stupendous.  The Geological Survey Department has received the almost perfect remains of a mammoth from Muir Kirk, near St. Thomas, Ontario; part of one of the fore legs is missing,  but all the other parts of the skeleton are in  a good state of preservation. Mr. Lawrence  Lamb, of the Survey, is engaged at present  putting the parts of the body in their proper  order. The Survey building is altogether too  small to admit of the mammoth remains being placed in an erect position. The department has a mammoth jaw, found by Sir  William Logan, in 1852, at Burlington  Heights near Hamilton. The tusks of the  latest mammoth are ten feet long, and the  animal when erected was fully fifteen feet high.  Mr. Lamb considers the mammoth found at  Muir Kird died of starvation. Its teeth were  worn down to the gums, and he considers it  was very old, as no signs of new ones could be  noticed in the jaw of the mammoth. The  teeth were almost as big as a man's head.  This mammoth is the most perfect specimen  found in Canada, unless the Yukon is excepted.  i  >���!  i  x  ��      s-l  id  'in  M  r  f-'l  I THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  i  !  ft  City   Council.  The weekly meeting of the city council on  Monday afternoon was presided over by Mayor  Houston, Aldermen Hill}Ter, Madden, Whal-  ley, Malone and Gilkec were also in attendance. Cemetery, accommodation was disr  cussed, and it was agreed to put up a shed for  the caretaker's tools, etc.. and to provide them  with house room. Also to erect a temporary  martuary chapel. F >r these improvements  the city engineer was called upon to furnish  an  estimate.  The Catholic Bazaar.  The'Catholic Bazaar, which eloped last Saturday evening, more than realized the expectations of its promoters. The attendance  throughout was large, and the different stands  were liberally patronized, with the result that  a large sum was realized for th�� benf-.fit of the  church: The greatest interest centred in the  contest for the watch, which was won by Miss  Campbell by a supreme effort of her friends  who came forward handsomely at the last  moment.  Manitoba's Wheat Crop.  A Winnipeg despatch says : Of an climated yield'of from 26,000,000 to 30,000,000  bushels of wheat it is now calculated that  only about 8,000,000 bushels will be thumbed,  and tha balance standing in stacks and chock**  is threatened with total destruction. Tbf-  outlet is exceedingly gloom}*.'' Farmers almost despair of saving the balance of their  crop?. The barley and oat crops are all out  ni the fields, as well as wheat. It lias been  raining more or less steadily for ihe past  three weeks, and incessantly since Saturday  last. If a heavy frost or snow should come  now tbe whole outstanding crop would be  rendered unfit for even hog food.  British Columbia Telepnones.  Some we-iks   since it   was   announced   (that  British investros   had   bought  out   the   local  shareholders  in   the   .New   Westminister   and  Burrard    Inlet    Telephone     company.        On  October, 8th, according to the   London  papers  just to hand, the British Columbia Telephones  was registered with a  capital   of   ��100,000   in  ��10 shares, (of which 3,000 are   ��6   per   cent  cumulative preference)   to   acquire   any   telephone lines in British Columbia or  elsewhere  in tbe Dominion of Canada, and   any   shares  in   telephone   companies,   to  enter    into    an  agreement with   the   New   Westminister   and  Burrard Inlet Telephone  Company,   Limited,  and to carry on the business to telephone and  telegraph proprietors in all its branches.    The  number of the directors is not le^s than   three  nor more than seven.      The first are :    Edwin  Grav, Frederick Priest man, Joseph   Wheat ley  and    Wm.     Farrel.       Qualifications,,     ��500.  Remuneration as the company may decide.  Increased Activity.  Kaslo is already beginning to feel the effects  of the   business   revival   which   seems   to be  sweeping   over the   entire   country.    An   increase in travel  is the first noticeable  sign of  returning   prosperity.    The hotel men   report  an increase of 50  per cent, in   arrivals during  the past week, and corroboration comes   from  the various, transportation   companies.     Merchants, too, speak of a better demand for their  good*.    At  no time   during the present   year  has there been  so much activity in   brokerage  circles.      Silver-lead     mines    and   prospects  seem to have the call once more, and no   less  than half a dozen deals of greater or'less magnitude are on  the tape.    The continued  good  prices   for   silver   and lead   is   gradually  but  surely restoring   confidence   in   those  metals.  The   man    who    seeks    mining   investments  knows that the Kasio-Slocan country presents  the safest and   best field   in the world   from a  mining standpoint.    He only needs confidence  in the markets, and   with that returning   it is  easy to   comprehend   tho result.    During ,the  coning   winter   the Kaslo-Slocan   mines   will  produce  more ore   than   ever   before   in their  history and   there is not   a shadow of a doubt  that  next  spring will witness   a great stir in  this camp.���Kootenaian.  &ight Have Been a Murder.  Last Saturday afternoon a ecrimmage   took  place at one    of J.  G.   McLean's camps,   near  Gladstone, which nearly cost one son of sunny  Italy his life.    Pie   was,  in fact,   close   to the  happy hunting   grounds, and   but for   the interference    of    several   other    workmen,    his  troubles   for   this life  would   be over.     Two  Italians got into.a quarrel abouf some trivial  matter, when   John Doe (his   real   name  not  known at this writing) began   to  enforce   his  arguments, with .a-sharp axe.-    So well   did he  succeed that   his   victim,   Sebastian Deneiro,  received a severe cut on the head, a deep gash  on th�� shoulder, and he was also bitten on the  arm, as if to complete the job.     At this   point  in the  fracas  brother workmen   realized that  the place was becoming a slaughter house and  interfered.    The Italians securely  bound Mr.  Doe, and   with cocked  revolvers marched him  to Gladstone, where he was delivered  into the  custody of Mr. Forrest, J. P., who took him to  Grand Forks for safe keeping.     There    being  no    surgeon  at    hand, G.    Sturgis,   the cook,  undertook the job of sewing  and patching up  Deneiro, the   victim, and   at last   accounts he  was doing as well as  could be expected.    But  he  had   a decidedly narrow escape.���Brooklyn  Neivs.  The Canada Drug and Book Co. have opened  and placed on exhibition a very select linef/of  sterling silver and electric plate goods. Just  the thing for ^presents.  NEWS NOTES.  Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sutherland,  Winnipeg?  have been in the city this week.  James   McGregor,  provincial   inspector  of  mine?, was registered at the Hume this week.  Nelson Orangemen will celebrate the Fifth  of November, with a supper at the Victoria  hotel.  Messrs. Taylor & Hannington, barristers,  have moved into their new offices in the  Aberdeen block.  ;�� It is stated that branches of the Imperial  band and the Canadian Bank of Commerce  w7ill be opened in Nelson.  A $5000 diamond robbery is reported- from  Dawson City. Joe Levy, once a well-known  restaurateur of Victoria, was the victim.  Dr. Farrer, late government physician at  Kamioops, died at Victoria last Monday.  He.had recently been dismissed from government service.  The trial of the election petition against  Mr. Bullen, one of the members-elect for  Esquimalt, has been postponed till November  11. Mr. Justice Martin at first refused to  grant the postponment, but evidently recon-,  sidered his decision.  Mr. W. Taylor of the British Columbia  Fruit Canning and Coffee Co., Vancouver, was  in the city this week. Mr. Taylor is extending the business of his company. The Empress brand of coffee is becoming a household  necessitv in British Columbia.  Thos; Stanley Humphreys, of Humphrey8  & Co., Nelson, was married last evening at  Victoria, to Miss Jane Ross. The ceremony  was performed by Rev. Leslie Clay, at the  bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Humphrej^s  left Victoria for Nelson immediately after the  wedding ceremony.  ��� We have received a   copy ��� of the  Canadian  Electrical Neius   for   September   containing   a  description of  the   West Kootenay Powrer and  Light Company, the power of which is derived  from th�� falls of the   Kootenay   river,   known  as Bonnington Falls,   B.C.,   and   transmitted  by electricity to Rossland,  the   noted   mining  city, where it drives-power and   light  plants.  The two places are 31 miles apart, which shows  that distance   is    nothing   in   impeding   the  transmission of power.     The plant is a wonderful   one and    works    most     successfully.  Messrs. John M. and Lome A., sons of Mr. J.  G. Campbell, of this town, were   instrumental  in installing it, and Mr. Lome  Campbell  has  has   sole  charge   of  the entire   plant.���Perth  Courier.  *& THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  Ml  fc'.l  LOCAL  AND   PROVINCIAL.  Conservative Organization.  The Conservatives throughout the Province  are getting ready for battle. Organizations  are being perfected in every city, town and  district in the country. The following places  have organizations with officers as given below :  NELSON.  President���John Elliott.  1st Vice-President���H.   B. Thomson.  2nd Vice-President���T.G.Procter.  S cretary-TJteasurer���Fred. Starkey.  KASLO.  President-���Charles McAnn.  Secretary and Treasurer���E. F.Stephenson.  " SANDON.  President���F. T. Christie.  1st Vice-President���Dr. Power.  2nd Vice-President���A. McArthur.  Secretary-Treasurer���F. C. Sewell.  SLOCAN   CITY.  President���N. McLellan.  Vice-President���N. S. Johnson.  Secretary-Treasurer���S. B. Clement.  silverton.  President���Wm. Hunter.  1st Vice-President���J. C. Gordon.  2nd Vice-President���James Bowes.  Secretary-Treasurer���W. S. Clark.  NEW   DENVER.  Secretary���Joseph Mill ward.  YMIR.  Corresponding Secretary���D.   A.  Cameron.  THREE   FORKS.  President���A. C. Abbs.  Secretary���Thos. J. Brennan.  The big blast furnace of the Hall Mines was  blown in Sunday night.  The  Drama.  The dramatic season in Nelson may be said  to have been inaugurated last Monday night,  when the Bittner company opened in  Bartley  Campbell's   "Galley   SL ve."    It   is   scarcely  necessary to   say that this was   a heroic   production, for few managers would have had the  courage to attempt a performance in the skating rink,���good   enough   for   what   it  was intended, but completely unfitted for a dramatic  production.    The bare walls  and   ramshackle  stage destroy the illusion, the  greatest  accessory of the dramatic art.    However,  Mr. Bittner and   his   company     fought    their    way  through the play   and gave   what may be  regarded as   an acceptable   performance   under  the circumstances.    The   performances  of the  Bittner company   are   an innovation in their  way, being continuous, and without  waits between the  acts.    Specialties   and   the  "wara-  graph" fill  in the time, and it should   be said  that both are  of  a highly   entertaining character.    The second night   "Mother and   Son,"  a French   play,   was  given.    The  house  was  well filled, and   with the  aid   of   stoves every  one present was   comfortable.    The play   was  well given,   and   the climaxes   brought  forth  applause.    The   Bittner   company   is a   well-  balanced organization, the  leading  man, Mr.  Waldron, and Miss  Choate   being    worthy of  special commendation.      To-night   "The Fire  Patrol" will be presented,   and no doubt   will  be greeted with   a  full   house.    Every  night  new specialties will be given between   the acts  as well as views by the "Waragraph."  A burning chimney next to Klondyke hotel  brought out the r>e brigade a few minutes before 3 o'clock this afternoen.  John McLaren, late on the staff of the  Provincial jail, will become financial manager  of the Nelson Soda Water Factory.  Ore Shipments.  The shipments of ore over the Kaslo & Shear! railway for the two wreeks ending Oot. 26  wrereLas follows :  Mine Destination  Payne Pueblo..  Ruth Pueblo.  Ruth Everett.  Pounds  500,000  .    112,00  .    102,000  Slocan Star Pueblo ,   120,000  Last Chance , Pueblo      80,000  "WoncIcrAil Bird K. O. Co        1,-155  Total.  .915,415 pounds or 157X> tons  NEWS NOTES.  Dr. Bell-Irving,, of Vancouver,^ in the city.  About $150 in poll tax was collected from  the Nelson Chinamen last Monday night.  They were surprised at a fan tan game by the  fire chief and some assistants. ���  This office   is in   receipt   of a   circular from  the Provincial Secretary's Office requesting us  not to  Fend in   future our   weekly budget   of  news to any Department or Office   of the Pjo-  vincial Government.     We won't.    They don't  pay for their   papers anyway.    The   question  that occurs to us, however, is this.    How   are  the heads of the various Departments   to keep  up to date regarding local   conditions without  occasionally   seeing   a   local    paper.    If    the  Minister of   Mines, for instance,   receives  his  future informatien regarding the Slocan mines  from the very  meagre and garbled reports appearing in   most of the  Coast papers, he   will  have  a sorry idea  of   our conditions    and re���  quirements.     But the  Slocan   newspaper men  will not insist on the Ministers remaining   on  the complimentary  list���it  is  their   loss   not  ou rs.���Silver Ionian.  m  * * I  ^"**^��-^^ 8  TMM NELSON ECONOMIST.  !1  s  1 V  f y,  ��  IS  i *-'  I*?  11.'* *  l  w  W-  m  1  A QUESTION OF   THE   HEART.  Father Enrico sat opposite and  smoked his pipe, while Derwent  stared at his guests without speaking, and deliberated.  For some time Derwent had been  meditating    taking    a    step   that  would cost him nothing but  which  might mean a great deal to Juanita.  That  dusky   beauty   had     nursed  him back to   life   some  years   ago  and had  been  rewarded   with   the  gift of the big,   fair   Englishman's  love and himself as   the   father   of  four dusky  miniatures of   herself.  And, while Juanita was  no  longer  the slim',   bewitching   girl   of years  before, she was still  worth regarding  for  her faithful   adherence to  Derwent.  Tke rush of recollecting was bo  strong that he could not resist the  inclination to tell all to the priest,  who, though he had often been the  ranch's guest, had never been  asked to act as father confessor before.  " Roil   me  a   cigarette,"    called  Derwent to Juanita, " while i   tell  the padre our little romance."  The story may not have   been  a  new one to Father   Enrico,,  but  lie  listened sympathetically while Derwent  told   how   the   herders    had  brought him,   almost  a   corpse,  to  the Aranch    of    Juanita'g     father.  They had   found   him   in   a   trail  almost impassable  which   he   had  essayed  to    climb.     Juanita    had  saved him by unremitting  nursing  and then had gone away   with the  big,  fair Englishman   who   called  her " Mi flor" and praised her   eyes  ���had  departed   without   bidding  her kind father   adios.     Juanita's  father had a husband -' picked   out  for her,   an   old    senor   don   who  owned a neighboring ranch.      Derwent was quite different.      The two  had lived together on the   Englishman's   domain,   ever   since   their  elopement and though hie ranch was  smaller and   less   productive   than  her father's and she had to preform  practically the duties of a   servant,  she had never   been   anything   but  happy.       Sometimes Derwent was  cross and irritable   and   instead   of  u Mi flor " he called her less attractive names ;    but  she   always  forgave him and bade her  four  little  girls   obey   and  love their   father.  Derwent's   conscience   had   been  troubling him lately.      Every time  the padre came  to  the   ranch, the  conscience   began   to   prick,   and  Derwent had  about   made   up   his  mind to do   the  right   thing,   take  the   step that would give his children legal status.  "See here, father," he began, and  the priest looked up from his pipe.  " See here, I want to ask you something."  A laugh interrupted and they  turned to see Juanita in the doorway.  " Here is your cigarito," she said,  " and���a letter. The herder brought  it."    Derwent's heart gave a flutter  as he  took   the   missive.     It   was  six years since he had left his home  in England, and this was the   first  time a letter  in   that  handwriting  had come to him.    Nell had treated  him vilely, after encouraging  him  to declare his love, and he had come  to California    not   caring   whether  he  lived   or   died.      Juanita    had  saved him.  He gazsd curiously at Nell's writing. It was a loving appeal to  come back, that she had never had  a day's happiness since his departure, that she had always loved  \iirn, and adored him still, but  pride had kept her silent.      Only :  " I   cannot    live    without  Come home."  An odd feeling came into Derwent's throat, and the picture of  the fair English girl who had sent  him into exile rose before him.  There was the little dark woman  standing in the doorway, the mother  of his  four children.  " Well ?'" questioned FatherE  rico, " you   wished to  consul  about something ?"  Derwent looked at the letter  again, then he crushed it into his  pocket.,  "Come here,.���little.'one," he said  to Jaunita. ������;" Light.my'.cigarette  for me."  He would not decide in a burr v.  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Soy's Bread  Is an essential. Enjoy good health, and ixse  Joy's Bread.  ^/^>^^S<&%^(&/%^S%/^>^^^  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND"  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  *  $  %  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  'BA TS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��  ��  ���H��  *��  *��**��  linns*!  nub  Dp"  r ar ���  "Hi  M.J.-  tssfaction. Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  GSK  ��^'a<SS  ^  a  WANTED.  On Baker Street, rooms suitable for Photographic studio. Apply, with particulars, to  "Photo," Economist Ofiticjb.  CERTIFICATE OF   BIV3PROVEDEMTS.  "Hillside" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located:���On the east side of Giveout  creek, and is the eastern extension of the  " Rodie" claim, on Toad Mountain.  Take notice that I, A. G. Gamble, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 18592 A, agent for Edward  James Buhner, Free Miner's Certificate No.  200:>9 A, intend, sixty day's after date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder 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 3/, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of September, 1898.  A. G. Gamble, Agent.  Before buying a  iano ��R  2:an  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission A.gents Delmonieo  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important even ts. Starting  price. commissions execfttca  Latest betting received by cable  *J  jJ  5.  Roy's  ��  ilC.  ��5a!��I  We have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.     Call and see them at  VANSTON.  Opposite Queen's Hotel  MM!  mm  ro&cers a  s.  Go to Painton's, the  & MUSIC CO.-. NELSON  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  ox 49  m  �� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT   STORIES.  ��J��-  .Lord Monck, at one time   Governor of Canada, sat in the  House of  Commons for an English constituency.    An   Irishman    himself,   he  was very   patronizing to the Irish  members.    Meeting Vincent Scully,  the member   for Tipperary,   in the  lobby one night, he slapped him on  the shoulder   and said,   familiarly:  "Well, Scull, how   are you?"    The  other, annoyed by  this form of address, rejoined, "I will'thank   you,  my lord, not   to deprive my   name j  of the   last  letter.; or,   if you   do,  pray add it   to your own   and call  yourself Monkey."  Guaranteed Superior to any Sweetened ililk on the JTlarket.    Recommended  by Physicians.     Manufactured   and Guaranteed by THE MANITOBA DAIRY  COflPANY, L'td.  e  9  ajy  ft?  Too "Willing.  Two   old    beggar  cronies,    well  known in  Dublin, were   discussing  their    personal     affairs.        "Good  morra to ye.    Mrs. Fogarty,"   said  one.    "Good morra, kindly, Judy,"  replied the   other.    "I hope I   see  you well this'mornin'r*    "Oh, very  well, entirely.    So,   Mrs.   Fogarty,  ye  married   yer     daughter    Kate.  Did   she    get     a   good     match?'7  "Divil a better,   praise be to   God!  She got Blind Darby Driscal on the  Dyke, that makes more money than  -any three beggars in Cork."    "Ah,  thin, but it's me that's glad to hear  ,  yer   news.    And   did   ye   give her  anythin>?,r- "Faix,   I   did,   thin!  Didn't I give her the   bf.st side   of  Patrick street, which if well begged,  is worth siven an' sixteen  a week."  "Upon my word, but 'tis   you that  was generous!" exclaimed the other.  "Dear Sue," he whispered, "do  37ou think if I married you your  father would ever forgive us?11  "I'm sure he would, dear/' she  asserted softly.  "And would he give us a house  of our own?"  "I know he would, dearest."  "And would he give us enough to  live sumptuously on?" ^  "I am sure  of it, Pl&rry."  "And would he take me into the  firm?"  "Certainly he would."  "And let me run the business to  suit myself?"  "Of course he would, darling."  "She snuggled to his bosom, but  he put her aside coldly. "I can  never marrv vbu," he said hoar?ely.  "Your father is too eager to get you  off his hands."��� Toronto Saturday  Night,  WHKNyoubayv                                               O'KELL&r     ��  OKELL & MORRIS' Lrif  p,fflt?Q ^...MORRIS' U  r reserve? so}  you get what are pure Brilisli Columbia  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  home.  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  TEAS AND COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton's Teas.       Blue Ribbon Coffee.  AP  ft**. '  JLmiF  m  will you roast over a hot cooking" stove dtiriKg  this warm weather -when we can supply .you  with a coal oil stove which will save your temper as well as  your pocket ?    You can do anything with them.  Wefeve also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  J*l t  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200  BBLS.  HI'S Hi  AMI  and OGILI'S GLENORA.  ��_  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A. PR0SSEK,  Manager.   Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  B.  C  G. M. Leishman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  <9  mH  so  (Established 1S58.)  anufacturers of  ND  CONFECTIONERY  & peel:of^Pe[soens:orcarley VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  Dry GoodSi Clothing, Boots and Shoes,.Hats, Gaps and Gents'Furnishings^!  Cheapest Place in the City  extBankof Montreal, NELSO  Next to Nelson'Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. OS.  anodes.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  ��S TE A TT L E  T r M K S  S. F. Bulletin  S. F. Call  Nelson .Economist.  in Bulk. IO  NELSON ECONOMIST.  ��  If-  ousew  m  Si-.  'S-j  r3  K{  S1\  '  I  St:'.  if  W  For Btealtli and.  mess  \  H  Savings Bank Interest.  A   press   despatch  from   Ottawa  states   that the  rate of  interest on  deposits   in   the   Government Savings bank will continue as   heretofore at 3 per cent,   the proposed reduction to 2-| per cent, having again  been postponed   indefinitely.    Tbe  Government after announcing  the  reduction in the rate of   interest, to  take effect on July 1st last,decided  to issue 8 per cent, stock to the depositors  to  make   up  for   the decrease.    The issue of this stock has  been deferred.    The cut in the rate  interest was postponed until Oct. 1,  and how the Government   has sent  out notices   that the rate   is still   3  per cent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVCMENTS  .'." Grand Union " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salm��n River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  1 ake notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for ii. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  '4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder 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 9th day of August 1$98.  John A. Cokyell, agent.  13��tie�� *>f Application  to  Purchase  Land.  Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  unsurveyed and unreserved land, via.: Beginning at a post set on the south bank of Koot-  eaay JRiver about 2% miles west oi Nelson, and  marked "E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south forty chains, these�� west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, theaee east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing on�� hundred  and sixty acres more or less.  Julv 30, 1898. E. C. ASTMTJB.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Princess Ida" mineral claim, situate in  the .Nelson raining division of West Kootenay D^trict.  Where located :���On Morning Mountain,  near the'head waters of Sandy Creek.  Take notice that I John McLatchie, acting  as agent for B. R. O. Walbey, Free Miner's  Certificate No, 2657 A, William H. Bambury,  Free Miner's Certificate No. ��751 A, and Michael Egan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2584  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder 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 first day of October, 1898.  John McLATckiic, P. L. S.  The Largest Supply of  Horse Blankets Bver  Brought into the Kootenay. Every one High Grade Article. Inspection invited.  OPPOSITE  /VELSG/Vi E  O.  KOOTBNAV LAKE SAW MILL  CERTIFICATE OF 10  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situat�� in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder 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 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898;  John A. Coryhll, Agent  "o l  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Canadian Queen " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  dietriet.  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  about two miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for W. F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate N��.  83678 A, E. M. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certificate  No. No. 5292 A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 8838 A,  intend sixt^ days from i  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder j  for a certificate of improvements,  for thepiir-  pose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the i��-  suance of suck certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, 1898.'  John A. Cobybll.  G. O. BUCHANAN; Proprietor.  Order��   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Meuldings,  Hendryx Street, j Turned  Woi  Lumber,  Lath,  ShingSo��.  JOHN RAE0 AGENT.  CERTIFICATE OF IM PROVE ME BITS.  "Relief Fraction " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Crrtificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  t�� apply to the mining recorder 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 tho issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Cortell, agent.  VANCOUVER and WELSOli  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nels^a,  CERTIFICATE OF IRfiPROVEBSENTS.  "Star Shine" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of ��b-  taining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before th�� issuance ��f such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  J��hn A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IBSPROVEHSRTS.  "Big Bump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 13081A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the saining recorder 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 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  Certificate of !mprovements.  "Gold Island" mineral claim-situate in +*,,>  D#ffiSt.Minin*Diri8ion o^to^;ye  Where located:���Two miles east of Ymir  Take notice that I, Walter Askew  FW W,-  ner'e Certificate No.' 2,630 A, for  mvaelf ^  acting as agentfor W. C. VoTriltS7FreeM?  ?er 8 ?5rtlflcato No- 98.363, and Charles W  Arnould, Free Miner's Certificate No* 2 629 a'  intend s^xty days from the date  h��r1��f TA  apply to the Mining RecoJdlr for a MrtU&atS  of improvements, for the purpose of obtain?���  a crown grant of the above claim     ODt*lnm��  And farther take notice that action, und^r  section S7, must be commenced before the" ��  ��"^ce ofouch certificate of improvement.*  Dated this 27th day of SeptemDe?7l898  WALTBB AflEBW.  s  Subscribe for  tmmmiMmimfBmmmmmsmmmmsBmmmemzssimgBmm  tmmmimxgiimtm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  w  .Xjt*  "I saw a sign-painter barely save  himself," said the student boarder,  "by catching as he fell the sign he  had finished. He was suspended  twenty feet from the sidewalk."'  "He is not the first man," said As-  bury Peppers, "who hung breath  less on his own words when no one  else did."  A lovely girl was caught by her  aunt while indulging in a surreptitious cigarette. {,My dear," said  the horrified aunt, "do you know  that every time you smoke one of  those beastly things you drive a  nail in your coffin?" "No, auntie,  dear," said the lovely girl, "you are  wrong; a woman can't drive a nail,"  "My father," says a London  rdstaurant keeper, " was a milkman,  and his place was in the neighborhood of Harley street. He supplied the; Gladstone family with  milk, and I delivered it. One day  when on my rounds a thunder  Btorm came on as I had just reached  Mr. Gladstone's house and .rain  descended in torrents. I rang the  servants bell but it was not  promptlyanswered, and meantime  I was being soaked with the rain.  The front door opened, ' and a  kindly voice asked me to step into  the door-way so that I mi^ht be  sheltered. Mr. Gladstone had  83en me from his window and  opened the door . himself. He  also rang for the servant so that I  might be attended to without  delay."  CLUB  HOTEL;  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, 10 cents  E. J.   Curran, Proprietor.  T. S. Gore.  H. Burnet.  J. H. McGbegor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land Sur=  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining: Crown   Grants and Abstract ��f Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British Columbia  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop   Block,    Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  Telephone 93/For  ELSON   EXPRESS  rvin,  r.  Once Tried no Family will Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  CARLEY& PEEL, Nelson, B.C.  Agents for the Kootenay.  W. J. QU1NLAN,  DENTIST  D.S.  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  w��rk and the painless extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics.  a��  k  when you order  matches. Then  you  will   be   sure  of having the best.  Queen Automatic Refrigerators \  \  Lightning Ice Cream Freezers^^  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, with Electric welded wire hoops  ufXlvbb   \.s 3  bLoO  &BBBBB3M   JHKZHF   ^^Sf^^*      1|J8B^  COM-HANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  well dressed. ��  t  Those: who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all tlie attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are " marvels oi  good quality, good style and  good wrorkmasliip. The  value is great.  AND  Josephine Street  Nels��n.  GEO. L. LENNOX  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers In  WINES,   JLIQUORS,   HAVANA   G/GARS,   ETG.  All the leading brands always in stock.  LEISEER  YATES    STREET, V1CTORIA, B.C  LAW OFFICE :  Baker Streets NeJson  ��� j ���  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH SHAVE  AND HAIRCUT  AS  YOU  LIKE   IT,  GO  TO  THE  Temple Building, Victoria,    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bussinghall St., London.  General Shipping & insurance Agents  Commission Merchants.   Forwarders and  Warehousemen.   Lumber  Me?Sft?andTuK Boat Agents.   Orders executed for every description of Brm^    and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life   Accident and Boiler Insurance  in the  bost offices.    Klondike  Risk's accepted.   Miners' Outfits insured.  Loans   and   Mortfra-es   Negotiated.    Estate*   Managed   and   Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  Stand  Opposite  Central   Fruit   Store  two floors east of the Post Office.  W. J. Morrison, Prop. I  GENERAL   -    FINANGIAL   -    AGENTS  .k 12  THB NELSON ECONOMIST,  Liquors  "Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  * Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  R-ags  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay-  Teas  Etc  jwssmss  SWSaw!  h!<yt��',7  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  "^���NELSON, B. C.  re^^j^ma^^n^r^rerrarj^>=TT.jo^^^jm ^f^-jfff^^wc^p^^tMS^- jpyauwg^agiga  i^'��a��Birar^rr^��TCTigTg*m.. *m�����ro^  ^nr'inrrwnrTTTrTTTnaiiiriiiiiiTiiii-mrTtir^iiaiiihi(niiiiir"ig*pi" "iTtfmw ���  AND  Si f*$  niRFPT anri ^ItPFRU  SE!  iVIPl  II3UI  iOi  r�� Eastern and European points.   To Pacific  Caaat, China, Japan,  and Australia points.  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort  Pass Revelstoke daily to   St.  Paul  Daity (except Wednesday) to  Eastern points  CONNECTIONS':  T�� Rossland and main line points :  Daily Daily  6 :4Q p.m.  les-rcs ��� NELSOX- arrives 1G :30 p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo  Route.   Str.  Kokanee  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  4 p. in.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :    11 a.ra.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson:  Mondays". Wednesdays and Fridays.  7 a. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 0:30 p. m.  Makes connection at Pilot Hay with str Kokanee  n both directions. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Slocan Oitv, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20  p.m.  Ascertain rates- and full information from  nearest local agent or from GEO. S. BEER, City  Ticket Agent, "Nelson, B. C. J. HAMILTON,  Agent/Nelson, B. C.  W.  F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyie,  Dist. Pass. Agent  Vancouver B.C.  iantic Steamship Tickets.  ' To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  R^.wgentor  G.  S.  BEER,  C.  P.   R. Agent,   Nelson.  W    .   STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  cL  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson,  B.C  ODDS   AND  ENDS.  Passenger���"Is -this ticket good  to stop off?" Conductor���"Yes'm;  but it won't, be good to eit on asrain."  CD *����� u  Jones���"Why do you say she reminds you of brown sugar?"  Brown���"Because she's sweet, but  unrefined r"  Johnny���"Pa,-'what's the difference between puncture and ���punctuation;?". ':Pa���"Not a great deal  my son. They both cause one to  stop."  Groom���"A."'ring round the moon  is asignof ran." Bride (sweetly)  ���"And a ring round a woman's  finger is a sign of���" Groom  (sadly)���"Reign."  Young doctor���"Did you diagnose bis case as ' appendicitis or  merely the cramps?'' Old doctor���-  "Cramps. He didn't have money  enough for appendicitis."  Bucolic boot boy���"I say, Sarah,  w'otever be a crematorium?"  Metropolitan maid���"Oh, you are  ��n ignorant boy. ..Why, it's French  for a milk-shop, of course."  Visitor���"I have looked all  through the history catalogues and  I can not find 'Great Naval Victories of Spai.n' " Librarian���  "You'll   find it in the fiction   list."  George���"You would make ..a  good magician, Miss Sweetly."  Miss Sweetly (who has just promised to be a sister to George)���"And  how so?" George���"Slight of hand,  you know."  \J&1Jte&&l^l0'lJ&l  WILL OPEN THIS. WEEK AT  \%j  4  hMn&L&&L4Pi  A FULL LINE OF  ���AND.-  ��^^f^VL^^L^  nm ji,iu.iimni.i'gmU''i.'.|iMmm':'.i.*aeH'*w  miu'ii'juiu'.Bwi���  iis��a��!����^M^^  K-JtMSM^J^i^HJ^ra^iia^^'fjaftaw;

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