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The Nelson Economist Nov 17, 1897

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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.  From    Bombay  comes   the   novel   piece  of  intelligence   that,  the   bubonic   plague    has  attacked a colony  of monkeys,   and that the  mischevious, animals are djdng in thousands.  Here is an idea for some Australian  to  profit  by.     For years our friends in the   island continent   have  been suffering  from   the   rabbit  pest,   and for a  time   there   was   a   standing  reward by the government for the person who  would devise some effectual means   of exterminating     the     destructive     little    nibblers.  Various    schemes   have    been   adopted,    but  without the desired   effect.      If the  bubonic  plague proves destructive to   the  monkeys of  Sural there is no   reason   why   it   should not  prove   equally   destructive to   the   rabbits   of  Australia and New Zealand.     There ought to  be   no   great   difficulty   in   introducing   the  disease.      The   experiment  might   be   worth  trying, providing, of course, it  would  not  be  detrimental to the snfety of the human being.  Dame fashion is responsible for a great deal  of trouble and  annoyance,  and  unfortunately  her   lady   devotees   are    the   more   grevious  offenders.    Without going into the subject of  general dress reform���although it is one upon  which a great deal might be said���one cannot  help thinking that there exists a necessity for  a change in the head dressing of the fair sex.  Large hats  are,  no  doubt,   very   pretty  and  becoming���to   some;  but when  they get between a person   and  the  object  he   desires to  view they invariably lose all their beauty.    In  certain states in the union   they have legislation to deal with these obstructions   at  places  of public meeting.     At this side of the border  it   has   not  been   found   necessary   to   have  recourse to   such  extreme  measures,   but  in  theatres and places of assembly a  request on  t-he part of the management that ladies should  doff their hats, it the same be 6f the elevated  or extended pattern, .generally has the desired  effect/ It -would- seem, that in Toronto, that  city ...of churches, ;��� the ladies bring theip big  hats to worship with them. There the Rev.  C. O. Johnston_has inaugurated a campaign  against the wearing.of those beautiful obstructions during the service. il These hats, with  the mountain-high feathers, go bobbing mercilessly about," . said Mr. Johnston from the  pulpit the other Sunday. "The unfortunate  man who sits behind keeps his head going  back and forth to keep in line with the  speaker, .and when he/leaves the service he is  as tired as if he had done a hard clay's work.  I am not going into this crusade all' by'myself. ���  Just a few send letters or cards to me, to let  me know that you are serious, and I will see  that the. high hat goes." We have yet to  learn that the high hat has gone.  The anarchists of New York, to the number  of about 500, have been celebrating   in public  meeting the ioth anniversary of the conviction  of their comrades in Chicago.       Johami  Most  presided  and delivered a   most   inflammatory  address, referring to the  l< canaille of  capitalism, '' which he said   congratulated  itself that  the social question   had  been   squelched,  and  that peace and order prevailed.     ,{ We anarchists,"   he   declared,-   "are   not   gathered   to  mourn or to shed tears, but to sing  a  song of  triumph," adding, " only one bomb was fired  in the Hay market, but it did excellent execution."      The   anniversary was similarly celebrated in Chicago and other populous American cities,  as well as   on   the   European continent.      In  only one case do we read of the  celebrations being   interfered  with,' Germany  the exception.     It is to be deplored that those  fanatics whose avowed object is the  upheaval  of all that is now recognized as constitutional  government, and who apply the most pernicious,  inhuman  means  to   further   their   ends,  should be tolerated in any   cornrnunity���even  in New York.      Another bomb such  as   that  which did   its   deadly  work   at   Hay market,  Chicago,  ten  years   ago,   may  burst   at   any  time or at any place.      These   fiends   are   the  bane of society  and should   be suppressed,   if  not exterminated.  Football has been declared illegal in the  state of Georgia���that is, it cannot be played  in any park or other place when a fee is  charged for admission to the game. The  direct cause of this piece of legislation was the  death of Student Vongarnm in a recent university match.    The good old game was imported  from England many years ago, and is still  ver}' popular in that country: It is a sport  which calls into play all. the physical force  and pluck of the athlete. That it has its  dangers even the rnost ardent lovers of the  ball will admit, but it is nevertheless a very  scientific game. In Great Britain and Ireland,  which is really the home of football, the game  has undergone various modificationsdesigned  to relieve it of its rougher elements, with the  result that it is now as popular as ever in its  own home. . Football as played under the  Rugby rules is generally conceded to be pretty  tough.on.players, but it is the game that takes  with, spectators���the ball can l>e kicked, or  carried, or thrown, in fact can be haudled or  footed in any way so that the goal is attained.  Under Association rules it is clearly a case of  kicking-the ball, and this is certainly the  more scientific of the two systems. In the  United States the game is generally played a  long way in advance of Rugby, and that inore  danger and excitement is introduced is easily  understood when it is found necessary to  introduce legislation for its suppression.  The x^merican'whaling fleet   is   said  to be  ice bound in Behring Sea.      The first news of  the trouble was brought by  one  of  the   fleet  which managed to escape, a couple   of weeks  ago, and nothing having since been  heard   of  the   imprisoned   craft,   fears   are   entertained  for their safety.      It is known that provisions  are short  on   board   the   vessels,   the   season  having been an exceptional^^ long one.      The  U. S. cutter Bear has been  despatched to   the  relief of the fleet, and the   captain   authorized  to draw on the reindeer stations  if  necessary,  so   as   to   get provisions over   the ice to  the  sufferers.      The  exact   location  of the fleet is  not known,   which   renders   the   task   of  the  Bear the more   difficult   and   the   fate   of  the  whalers the more uncertain.  The merchants and manufacturers of San  Francisco are considerably agitated over the  fact that supplies purchased from them for the  eold fields of the north are dutiable. It seems  to these gentlemen a hardship that while supplies can be purchased as cheaply from them  as in Canada, the purchaser of their goods is  obliged to pay 20 per cent to carry them  through British possessions, whereas if secured  in this country they go to the mines duty free.  At a public meeting held last week it was decided that a joint committee of the chamber of  commerce, board of trade and merchants' association be instructed to draft resolutions calling  on the proper authorities to close the sub-ports  ^���^^^^^^ THE NBLSON EGONOMIST.  of Dyea aad Skaguay. Who the '' proper  authorities "in this particular are it is difficult  to conjecture, but it is fairly certain that both  these sub-ports willremain, despite the opposition of the traders of San Francisco. Our  American cousins ought to be perfectly satisfied to pay duty for the privilege of getting  into the gold fields. If this treasure land were  within the realms of Uncle Sam���the land of  liberty���not an ounce of Canadian merchandize would be permitted to land duty free It  is no doubt aggravating to our friends to the  south that they cannot corral all the trade of  the Yukon country and all the wealth of its  mines, but they must remember that the territory is on our side of the line  The Saturday Review, of London, England,  makes the extraordinary   announcement   that  Mr. Whittaker Wright of the London & Globe  and other   Australian  ventures,   has   secured  two valuable   charters for   British   Columbia.  "The first of these," we are solemnly informed  "is a mining charter,   which  permits  him to  levy a duty of 7^  per cent,   on   all   minerals  taken out of British Columbia.      The   second  enables him to put a sort of octri duty   of 7^  or 10 per cent, on all goods that go into British  Columbia.' *       This is the first we on this side  of the Atlantic have heard of these very liberal  concessions.     But the article continues :  " How Mr. Wright persuaded the Dominion  Parliament to grant him these charters at the  end of the nineteenth century it is difficult to  imagine. That they are valid we doubt ; that  they will be cancelled we feel certain. One  day we may tell the whole story of how they  were acquired. For the present it is sufficient  to say that Mr. Wright thinks they are worth  a million a-piece, and he is going to sell them  to the public for two and a half millions. The  company will be brought out in a few weeks."  After this, and emanating from such a source  as it does, we are forced to the conclusion that  the newspa3^er press of England is not up to  date on British Columbian affairs. We sincerely hope that if the huge wild-cat scheme  outlined by the Saturda}^ Review is seriously  contemplated, no effort will be spared to expose the fraud.  Randolph Guggenheimer, the newly elected  president of the council of Greater New York,  admits that his expenses while running for  office amounted to $7,720. Of this sum $5000  went to the campaign fund of Tamman)^.  Had any of the other aspirants to the office  offered a larger cheque, Guggenheimer would  not now be the president of the council���the  other fellow would. What the municipal  elections have cost no one will ever know,  but when it took $7,720 to secure the presidency of the council, some idea may be formed  of the general corruption which prevails in  modern Gotham.  However diverse may be opinion on the  question of imperial federation, there is undoubtedly a tendency for closer commercial  relations between the mother country and the  colonies, more particularlv Canada. From  returns to hand it appears that during the  past month Canada exported to  Great Britain  17,696 cattle, for which there was paid .��287-  230. The number of sheep was 13,473, and  for these was realized the sum of .��20,162.  Bacon to the amount of 3,610,100 lbs. weight  was exported, realizing ,��64,840; 1,490,000  pounds of ham, .��30,691 ; 22,154 hundred  weight of butter, ,��92,355 ; 242,840 hundred  weight of cheese, .��518,488, and eggs to the  amount of ,��123,485. The horses exported  numbered x,021, valued at .��25,122. These  figures represent an increase of .��213,628, as  compared with October, 1895, and .��74,794,  compared with the same month in 1896. Next  months, returns will show a still further  increase, and when our Canadian farmers,  acquire the art of packing their fruits, and  better provision is made for the handling of  fish, the figures will be very substantially  swelled.  A cablegram from London, Eng., announces  the flotation of the British America   Mining  Co., Ltd., a British Columbia and Yukon cor-  poration with a capital of $75,000,000.      Mr".  O. H. Bawker, a gentleman who has had ten  years' experience in the Yukon   country, wTill  have charge of that   part   of the   company's  operations, while Lieut.-Gov. Mackintosh,   of  the   North   West    Territories,   .will   assume  general   management   of affairs   in   the Koo-  tenays.    We wish the company every success,  and hope   that   similar   corporations   will   be  organized for a like object.      There   is  plenty  of   room   for   profitable   investment   in   this  country.  Premier Laurier  and    Minister   of  Marine  Davies seem to  be   having   a   good  time   in  Washington, and if they can manage to enjoy  themselves without injury to Canada they are  heartily   welcome   to    their   little    vacation.  According to reports from   the   capital,   these  gentlemen are taking part in the sealing conference,   and  are being   impressed by certain  statistics    compiled   by   American    officials,  which,   we are  told,   demonstrate   these   two  points :     * * That the catch had fallen off about  one-half during the  present   season,   proving'  conclusively the contention of the   American  representatives that the sear herds are   being  rapidly wiped out; and, second, that the catch  of seals from the American islands in Behring  sea was about 15 to 1 as between the Canadian  sealers under the British flag and the  American   sealers,   and   the   same   proportion   wras  shown to exist throughout the  waters  of the  North Pacific."     It will be observed (and we  hope  these gentlemen will note the fact)  that  nothing is said as to the wholesale destruction  of the seals on the rookeries controlled by the  American fur and trading   company.      If the  British bottoms engaged in sealing can secure  more, skins than their American rivals it only  goes to prove that they are the better hunters.  The home government have taken a very firm  stand on this sealing question, and if Premier  Laurier should be foolish enough, by word or  deed, to weaken the position,   the result  will  be deplorable.  Mining Association it was decided to arrange  for a grand display of minerals  at the  fortli-  coming world's exposition, to be held at Paris  in 1900.     This great exposition promises  to  oe the grandest aggregation   of the  world's  industries  ever  held,   and  that  the  mineral  resources  of  the   various   mining   countries  should be well represented is very important.  It is sincerely to be  hoped that  British  Columbia will occupy the position of prominence  to which she is entitled at the coming exposition.      Some may think it premature to entertain the proposition  now,  but  experience has  shown that it takes considerable time   to  get  together such a collection as would be desirable.       There are a lot of preliminaries to be  gone through.      Provision must also be made  to have the exhibit intelligently classified and  displayed to the best   advantage.       This  will  cost a considerable sum, but seeing the advantages which will accrue the dominion as  well  as the provincial governments of Canada will  no doubt contribute liberally.     Such an enterprise is practically national in   its   scope,  and  should be carried out on a scale worthy of our  great country.     Exhibits of British Columbia  ores have been made  this year   at   the more  important of the expositions in the other pro- .  vinces, and there is a fairly representative collection at the British Columbia offices in London, Eng., but no such  collection   as  would  fittingly represent our immense and diversified  mineral wealth has yet been made.     Let us be  up and doing, so that when   the   time   comes  we will be found ready to do our province full  justice in this   as   in   every   other   particular.  Nothing will tend more to the honest advertising of our mineral wealth than  such a display  as is here suggested.  The  north   pole  continues to attract adventurous scientists.    Every year some new route  to the pole is mapped out, some new means of  surmounting the difficulties to be encountered  devised, and some new victims   added  to  the  long list of those who perished in the attempt  to   penetrate   the  forbidding  and   foreboding  region.     When Andree  conceived the idea of  navigating   an   ariel   craft   to   the   sought-for  goal,   there   were   many  who   applauded  the  scheme as feasible, but from present indications  it would seem that they   were   led   astray  by  the novelty of the  device   or   by  enthusiasm.  Andree started to find  the   north   pole,   and  now expeditions are being organized  to   find  Andree.      It  is   the  same   old  story.       And  while   the   fate   of  Andree   is   yet   uncertain  several other expeditions are being organized,  all making for the pole.      The  latest of these  is a party of eighteen men,  under Capt..   Ber-  nier of Quebec, who are arranging to start in'  March next on the Windward,   the steamship  used by the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition.;  At the   recent  meeting  of   the   Northwest  The appointments of Senator Mclnnes  to the office made vacant by the expiration  of the term of Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney  and of Mr. William Templeman to  the vacant senatorship, have strengthened the Liberal Government in this province.  Both gentlemen are Canadians, and   their ap-  iif\  ������������tt����^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  3  pbintments are accepted as a token that the  Laurier Government is disposed to give Canadians at least equal opportunities "in their own  ��� country.    While 'The Economist is   Conser-,  ; vat'ive, it is tree to ���confess that;; the later;G6v-  ���:: erhment evinced a   strong ' inclination to   dis-  -: eYimlhate/:ag^ Canadians an  ��� the-matter of appointments. As a' natural result the Canadian-born British subject was de-  ;; prlved of the incentive -to"' reach positions of  honor and trust in "his own country- We are  ' fair from'claiming "everything, for Canadians,  but we.do contend that all other things being  equal the Canadian is entitled to an even  chance with British subjects born outside of  Canada.     We are a\yare of the fact that Cana-  ��� dians by adoption are in the great majority of  -'cases   quite   as   patriotic  as   the , native-born  ��� Canadian ; therefore, they are entitled to just  ��� as' much consideration in the distribution of  v offices Of trust ; what we do object to is that  , they have received just a shade the best of it  iff the past. A fair field and no favors is all  the rightly-constituted Canadian asks,' and we  believe our British compatriots will admit  that he is entitled to British fair play in  this respect.     -  In this connection, it is noted that there will  soon be a vacant judgeship filled in this province, and it is worth mentioning that the gentleman who is spoken of most   frequently   in  respect to this appointment   is���like   Lieutenant-Governor Mel hues' and  Senator  Temple-  man���-Canadian-born.   That gentleman is Mr.  Gordon Hunter, the well-known Victoria barrister.     Of course Mr. Hunter is a Liberal���it  would be like believing in   miracles to   expect  that a  Conservative   would   get  the   appointment.     Since the mantle   must   inevitably fall  upon Liberal shoulders, it would be consoling  to know that a  gentleman with  the   superior  qualifications of Mr. Hunter  should   wear   it,  and this is the view of the matter, we   understand, that is taken by the foremost men of the  Bar in this province ;   and it would   be   a further   earnest   from   the    Liberal   Government  that for all responsible   positions men   of the  most exceptional qualifications are   to   be   selected.     Mr. Hunter is said to  be   one   of the  best read lawyers   in   British   Columbia.     He  would    bring    to    the    Bench   an   experience  gained in Canada, combined with those natural  qualities that constitute the great jurist.   After  having   graduated   with   the   highest   honors  from Toronto University,   he   entered   the famous law firm of which   Mr.   Dalton   McCarthy, Q. C, is the senior   member, and   after a  term as general student in that  office, he   was  placed direct!}- under the   supervision   of  Mr.  McCartrry, and from that time until his,course  in law was completed he was   engaged in   the  important work   of  preparing   briefs   for   the  great jurist.      His   examination    before    the  Benchers of Toronto at once placed him in the  front rank of the young lawyers of that   city.  After practising a few years   in   Toronto, Mr.  Hunter came   west   and  located   at   Victoria.  For a  time he   held   the   important   office   of  Crown   Solicitor   of  British   Columbia,   after  which he enterec3   into   partnership   with   Attorney-General   Davie,   with   whom   he   was  closely associated until that gentleman became  Chief Justice of British Columbia. While it  Is not certain that Mr. Hunter would be dis-  '��� posed to abandon a lucrative and growing  .; practice for the Bench,;it is contended; by the  highest legal .authorities in the pf ovince, that  his acceptance of the exalted office would be a  distinct advantage to the -alf'eacry~ n'igh standing of our judiciary. Trie Bar and the people  of British Columbia are also vitally interested  in having men' of eveir temperament' on the  Bench, and not being 'placed at the mercy of  a judge, who'makes up- for his lack of legal  knowledge by arrogance. We trust Mr. Hunter will receive the appointment.  The banquet to Hon. Mr. Sifton at the  Phair Hotel last Wednesday night was a  worthy tribute on the part of the Liberals of'  .Nelson to that gentleman. Enough invitations were issued to^Conservatives .to give the  affair a .11 on-political character, and" as . such"' it  must be regarded. Apart ff6m Mr-. Sifton's  politics, he may be pointed to as a very distinguished Canadian, and one whom Conservatives can honor . without sacrificing one  vestige of loyalty to their party. The Economist was unable to secure a report of the  speeches delivered on the occasion' referred to,  but that they were able and instructive we  have not the slightest doubt. We hope Mr.  Sifton's visit may result in substantial benefit  to this portion of the province at least.  It is gradually dawning upon  the   minds of  the people of Nelson  that too   much   latitude  has been given to the   women   occupying; the  houses on the east end of Baker street.      The  "fact that they' pay  so much   per   month   into  the city treasury���which may. be   interpreted  as a fine or a license���should not afford those  creatures   immunity   from   punishment   when  they outrage, decency   by   using   profane and  filthy language.     It has been reported to The  Economist that last  Saturday evening   in a  public conveyance coming   from   the   Nelson  and Fort   Sheppard   depot,   two   of these degraded creatures, in the presence of respectable  women, used the most  obscene language that  is found in the vocabulary/ of their class.    The  greater the effort   that   was   made   to   silence  them, the more offensive they became in their  choice of words.      Of  course   the   respectable  women who were  so grossly   insulted   would  not lay a complaint, knowing that they would  be brought into court and be forced to   repeat  the vile words of the vicious creatures, and so  the matter, we presume,   has  been   allowed to  drop       There were others,   however,   in   the  wagon at the time the offense was  committed,  who should be able to   supply   the   testimony  necessary to convict the  offenders.      We   sincerely hope the police or the city  council may  make a  careful  investigation   of  the   circumstances referred to, to the end   that  crimes   of  this character against society and good morals  ma3r be punished more severe!}-.  ' expected, the strikers have had: to"yield:   The  strike, as will be remembered;, originated;in:, a  demand for an eight-hour working day, which  the employers' resisted.      While the';men were  docked out several   hundred thousand dollars  . in wages,were lost to them, and .the privations  endurecl'-bf their unhappy  families  can  never  be; even estimated.-     Besides  all this^suflering  and������''" loss;    large   contracts   which   had/ -fee'en  ���booked by manufacturers and builders, had to  be handed  over  to foreign   competitors,  thus  dealing a blow at the,staple industries of England from which it will take  a  long   time' to  recover.    As long as funds held'out the strike  was continued, and now  that the.treasury has  been depleted   and   every   source   of revenue  exhausted,  the men  are  obliged   to  come   to  terms.     And what are the terms ?   That  the}/.  Can have their   eight-hour 'day- if they . will,  but   they-   must   submit   to   a   proportionate  reduction in their  wages.      The   strikers   are  now-  foolish   enough   to   maintain ' that   they  have gained a victory, but the general impression is  that the   vast   majority   of them   will  not avail themselves of it : they will wrork, as  heretofore, nine hours  per   da3r,   and   receive  paj^ment at this rate.      The cotton strikers at  Manchester have also come to terms.      Let us  hope that these two awful examples will teach  both   employer   and   employe   a   wholesome  lesson,    and  that   we   have   heard   the last of  these destructive strikes.  It is announced that Lieut-Governor Mcintosh, of the N. W. T., will assume editorial  control of the Rossland Miner, after January  1 st. Mr. Mcintosh was' for 3-ears editor of  the Ottawa Citizen, and his control of the  Rossland Miner means that that paper will  know exactly where it stands in politics.  The difference between the Kootenays and  Klondyke is that the former are a practically  demonstrated fact, and the latter is as yet a  matter    of   speculation. The   conservative  capitalist will invest his capital in the Koo-  tenays, while the experimenter will seek riches  in the 3~et unknown prospects of the Klondyke..  1   t>  The great strike of the engineers and in the  ship-building trade generalh' of Great Britain,  is drawing to a close, and as might  have been  The New York Morning Journal has discovered evidence that the crucifixion  of our Saviour was condemned by   Pontius Pilate.       It  ma3r be a little late in the day   to do justice to  Mr. Pilate,but the Journal is to be commended  in placing this much maligned   man  right before the public.  Thic Economist, in its haste,  may have said hard things about the late Judge  Pilate, but it did so under the   impression that  the  information was trustworth}',   and that he  had abused his high judicial function to further  the ends of his friends.       In   the   light of the  revelations made by the Morning Journal,   we  fulh* retract eveiwthing we have   said deroga-  toiw to the character of the late P. Pilate,  and  we hope that this   explanation   may  be considered sufficient by any friends of the  deceased  gentleman  who   mav have  felt   aggrieved bv  our remarks.       We ma3r sa3r that   no pressure  has been brought to bear upon us to make this  retraction.  ^m>i��w^&i%^w%^^^^  m 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  TOLD AT THE GLUB.  I  < <  Perhaps you will say that this is not exactly  a club story. But my excuse for giving it to  you is that the Old Beau told it to me one  night while we sat in the cos3>-, curtained  alcove just behind the buffet. And long  before he had finished I called the steward to  refill our glasses, for it sent a creep3^ feeling  down my back.  u I have been a member of the club for five  and twenty years," said my friend, "and in.  that time I have come to know intimate^ the  lives of many- men. Some curious things have  happened within these rooms, but none so  strange as this thing in the life of a man who  was once the very soul of our inner circle.  There ! I did not mean to use that word, for  before I have finished you may think it was  misplaced. But no matter. Other and wiser  men than we have had their doubts.  " His name was Eugene Wallace. We  used to sit here and talk and drink ' B and S,'  just as you and I are doing now. One night  we fell to talking about marriage.  " ' If I wanted to marry any woman,' said  Eugene, ' which, thank heaven, I do not,  nothing could stand in the way.'  " VI can readily believe,' I said, for I liked  to urge Eugene on, * that youc would permit  no little matter of conscience or sentiment to  stand in your wa3>r���or prevent you from  accomplishing 3^our desires. Yet "I do think,  my dear fellow, that it is possible there may  be obstacles in this life which even 3^ou will  find it difficult to surmount.'  " ' Don't be sarcastic,' he returned; 'time  enough to twit me with lack of conscience or  sentiment when I have set up a claim to the  possession of either.'  " 'Truly, Eugene,' I said, ' if a man could  011I3'throw overboard some little things that  hamper him from within, he might work to  better advantage at times.'  '( ' Nothing but the externals are worth  considering,' he replied skrttdy. 'In fact  nothing is worth considering���much.'  " ' Thinking,' he went on present^, and in  a manner calculated to give source to his  words, ' is a heav3' task, and it does not make  things go an3' better at the end. If I wanted  to marr3r am^ woman, I should do it, and let  the future bring what it would.'  " It was not long after this that Eugene  met Bertha Voisdene. I must give 3^ou a word  about her. Orphaned in childhood, she had  been carefully reared within cloistered walls,  and at the dawning of womanhood had come  out upon the broader stage of the world as  unsophisticated as a child. Her 3^outh and  innocence charmed him as the attributes of no  other woman had ever done. Now, add to  this that her father had been my boyhood's  friend, and it will help you to understand  what follows.  '' I soon saw how things were going between  them, and I knew- what Eugene's past had  been. No worse than 3'ours or mine perhaps,  but he had lived the life of a man of the world.  I am not meddlesome, but I felt I must speak  a word of caution to him���and I did so.  * Ah ! you are about to turn moralist,' he  said, lifting his eyebrows at me. ' But do you  think it worth while to waste your maiden  effort on so unlikely a subject ?'  " ' Miss Voisdene,' I answered, not heeding  this, ' has known so few men that any passably decent fellow who would make love to  her violently might interest her. There is no  doubt vou can succeed.      But y-ou have been  ��� - . <��� '';���/������.  through too many fires. If she should, later,  find there was such a thing as real passion in  the world the result might prove a little annoying for all concerned.'  "Eugene answered this lazily, as if the  matter after all did not much interest him.  '' ' I told you once,' he said, ' that conscience  should never stand in my way. The reason  was���I think I have no conscience. Nor do I  think I have that other attribute which is supposed to be co-ordinate with it���the soul, y^ou  know. That little place at the base of the  brain where the soul is supposed to reside I  verily believe is hollow. If a clever anatomist  ever has me at his table I hope he will not  neglect this matter.'  " ' What has all this rigmarole to do with  Miss Voisdene ?' I demanded, growing impatient with his nonsense.  "' I am coming to that,V he answered  quickly. * By the way, it is curious,' putting  his hand to the back of his head, 'that the  saw-bones say the very easiest place to cut off  life is just here, right below where the soul���  the incarnation of life���should be. Now, it is  true' handling a long, thin knife such as  surgeons use, 'it is true that such a thing as  this, thrust right in the base of the skull,  would cut off that which we call life, on the  very instant.'  " 'Yes, 3^es, I suppose it would,' I answered, anno3^ed at the way he kept from the  question, ' it would sever the spinal cord.  But let us stop this idle talk. I would like to  know what you intend in regard to Bertha  Voisdene?'  " 'Ah, yes,' he said, laughing a little; 'I  had forgotten the important matter in hand.  I said I would marry any woman if I wanted  to. But I don't want to, thank heaven. I  love Berth Voisdene, and I think she loves me.  But you are right in what you have said. I  am not a fit mate for that poor child.'  '' With the last word, so quickly that I  could not interpose, he had driven the knife  with which he had been playing directby to  the vital spot���and what had once been  Eugene Wallace and nry friend���was only a  lifeless thing upon the floor.  "An hour later I stood beside his bod3',  alone with the surgeon whom I had summoned, and his words came back to me with  startling distinctness. I told this to the  medical man, and, with the cold passion of an  anatomist, he put his implements into play  and laid bare the base of the skull and deftly  removed the necessary portions of bone.  " Just as he had done this the outer door of  the room opened, and I stepped hastily toward  it.     Bertha stood there, quiet, pale, beautiful.  ' Where is he ?' she asked ; ' he told me to  1 <  come to him, here, at this hour.     We  are  to  fly, together.'  "This was the woman who had killed my  friend.    I grew hard and cold toward her.  " 'Your punishment to be on your own  head,' I said; ' you would have thrown yourself away on a man who had no soul. Look.'  " I flung a book open upon the table before  her, and pointed to a passage which the sawbones had just shown me. These were the  words :  " 'The seat of the soul is in the Corpus  Callosum, a spongy- little body at the base of  the brain.' Then, motioning her toward the  form, I threw back the wrappings and exposed  the incision that had just been made.  " 'Look,' I said, this man never had a  soul.'  "But poor Bertha Voisdence saw only the  face of him whom she had learned to love,  and the e3^es, now wdde and staring, that had  charmed her heart away. And with a single  bound she fell fainting across the body of her  lover."  The Old Beau paused, while I hastily  swallowed a glass of something warm to still  that creep3^ feeling. Then my friend asked  me, as usual :  "Do you want the end of the story ?"  I nodded, though half afraid to hear it.  " Well," he said, quietly, " all this might  have happened, I suppose, but it did not. I  know no happier couple than my dear friends,  Eugene and Bertha Wallace. We will go  around and see them some night and tell  them this stor3^. And remember, young man,  you need never look for such grim tragedies  among the records of our club."  Afterward I asked the Old Beau why he  had done this thing to me.  " To show you fellows, who are so fond of  spinning 3^arns for the public, that some others  can spin yarns as well."  LARRY'S LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, Nov. 15.  Deer Tim���We had a taste ov wether since  last I wrote to ye, and it was so wet the other  noight that it purvented a lot ov peeple from  going to the Maple Leaf danse. All ov us  that was there had a good toime ov it. Onl3r  for the ladies we couldn't get on at all at all,  for a danse widout the ladies is worse than a  baseball game widout an umpire or a St.  Patrick's da3^ widout a shamrock.  Begorra, Tim, I'm afeerd we'll all be after  loseing our jobs. Shure, I read in a New  Yorck paper the other da3^ that a woman  down in San Diago had taken to put on men's  clothes, and the same paper had a big pictur  of the girl, an' fur the Icife ov me I couldn't  tell but what it was me brother Mick that  licked ever3;r man at the Ballinasloe fair. It  was all roight whoile the women in Boston  put on the big trousers to ride bicicles, but  faith when it comes so close to British Kol-  nmby as Californy, I'm thinking that it wont  be long till the custom comes here, and me  frend Mickey Burns thinks he'll lose his job  on the sewers,  and have   to   go   back  to   the  Hi UMJUU I! MmUUlWHUR  " -���"rjr,r"jl,i.,"f~ 'v-\  ^TTT-totT^^  Si'   n * .���"-u*1  7n _; THE NELSON ECONOMIST  j  sailing business.     " But," says Iy " Mickey,"  says I,   "what  good  wud   that  be doin ye,  ���shure, they'll be climbing the masts and closing   down   the   mane   hatchways,  purty soon  too."      /"Oh   the   divil   take   them,"    says  Mickey says he, (you know Mickey has taken  to swaring dreadfully ov   late)   " the   divil  a  won ov thim can stand the   say,"   and  there  was some thruth in what Micke3^ says.     Anyway,   Tim,   I  don't   loike   women that wares  britches.      It puts me to much   in   moind   ov  the Chiuney women.      I   niver  knew a   man  that was wurth calling a fellow   craytur. who  had   any respeckt for   a   woman in  britches.  Its disgustin.  When we were boys together,  And girls were girls then,  One never doiibted whether  Our maids were women or men;  But things are not as once they were,  The world has grown in riches,  And men.are counted how nowhere.  While women wear the britches.  In days gone by, those good old days,   :  Those days of love and duty,  When woman had sweet, winsome ways,  And oh! what peerless beauty !  Our boys were boys, our men were men  With manhood that bewitches;  Our girls were girls, and women then  They didn't wear the britches.  We had   a   surprise   party   heer  the   other  11 digh't, Tim,  , "That'll ne'er be forgot  By those who were tiiere, or those who were not."  Whin the party got to the house, it was a  rale surprise, and up come the; carpets for a  danse. But as bad look 'd have it, the-carpets  were after being well sprinkled with -ca3^ane  pepper before the3^ were put down, to keep the*  moths away. When the dansing comminst  the pepper began to fly round, and such a fit  ov sneezing as saized every won 3^e never seen  or heerd tell ov. We sneeze, an' we snoze  an' we sniz until the music was drownded by  everybody playing there own nasal organ.  'Tis a custom handed down from ancient history  To surprise a party when and where ye will,  And to keep yer plan a silent, sacred mystery  Till wid friends the house from floore to floore ye fill;  Let them rally round till early in the morning,  And open wide the house and every doore,  But ye might as well be safe and take the w arning,  Never have red pepper on the floore.  Whin yer friends they come wid arms heavy laden,  Wid pies an' cakes an' sweetmeats out of soight,  Let thim do a little outsoide serenadin'  And quickly you'll recover from thefroight;  Then throw away dull care, nor welcome scorning,  Bid them enter, sing and dance away galore,  And if wise you'll take a timely piece of warning,  Never have red pepper on the floore,  And talking ov parties, Tim, but we had a  grate won up at Nob Hill the other noight.  Such stoyle ye never seen as we had there.  Begorra, Tim, if we hadn't a special electrick  wire run to loight up the place, an' special  carriages to carry the ladies in their finery  and we gintlemen in our swallow-tails. WTell,  Tim, we had a foine time ov it and a most  beautifullest supper.  I'm towld that there's going to be a tug-of-  war betune the Nelson polise force and the  fire brigade regulars. There's heavy betting  on the polise.  There beginning to talk about the city  elections now, an' as meself is on the inner  track, I'll be able to giv ye a shure tip when  the proper toime comes. As Rudyard Kipling,  the author of "Our Lady of the Snows," says;  Wid deep reflexion  Approach th'election,  , And see ye get at men that's good an' true;  On your selection  In this connection ,  Depends entoirely how you'll pull through.  -   In Nelson city    / /  Ye've men, that's gritty ,/.. ,  And timers old as wrell as timers new,  Ye've Grits an'Tories  To sound the glories  Of every party an' give them their due.  You'll heer their blarney  In the hall of Carney.  And maybe at the big courthouse too,  Discriminating  And contemplating  Ye can sum them up before they get thro'.  ."._ I'm towld that we're going to have an opera  house or theater here, Tim, and the  sooner it  comes the better, for we' re all dying for some'  place to go these long evenings.   If they don't  start it soon meself '11 get up a debate on the  silver question, single tax or some other ais3^  subject that everybody understands.      Did 3^e  ever meet a chap, Tim,  that  didn't   krWw  all  about silver an'   the  goold standard an' single  tax an' how to run an election.       If ye   ever  come across such   a   won  ye   moight   let   me  know his n^rne an' address.      If these things  is    too    ais3^    we'll    have    a  debate   on    the  best route to the Klondyke, and invite spakers  from Seattle, Victoria,   Kamloops,   Edmonton  and all the other only starting points.      Faix,  Tim, theres so  rnan3r  wa3^s   to   the Klondyke  now that it remoinds me  of the hotel runners  at a steamboat wharf or railway station.      iYll  ye want is won hotel, "butthey each  an' every  won ov them sa3* that there's is   the  best,  the  cheapest,  the   nearest,  the   most   central,   an'  the most convanient.     Now,   if a chap   wants  to get to the Klonchyke (and the  Lord  deliver  him) its too bad to puzzle  him   about  all   the  best wa3's  of  getting   there.       When   meself  came to Nelson theA^ towld me on the train at  Mountain siding that I  wasnt  in  Nelson 3~et,  an' took me be   twists   and  turns   ten   miles  farther along and then landed me a couple ov  miles from the town  instead   ov   putting   me  right off at the mountain an' letting me come  down half a mile to the cit3^.      May be it was  that they wanted   to give   me   value   for   me  money���loike Nedd3^ Brannigan an' his tooth.  Ye remimber Neddy, dont ye Tim.    Well, he  had a bad tooth won time an'  he   went   to an  apothecary to have it pulled out.      The   chap  put in the pinchers   an'   tightuing   his   hoult  upon the tooth pulled poor Nedd3>- twice round  the shop an' wonst behind   the counter before  he got it out, an' then he only charged him a  shilling.      The   next tooth that Neddy had to  get   out   he went   to   a   dintist.       This   chap  caught hould ov the  wea^   grinder   an'   wid  won jerk pulled it out, but he charged Nedd3^  foive shillings.     " Arrah, what do 3'e mane,"  sa3^s Neddy, says he.      " The last tooth I had  out, I had to be hawled round the shop three  toimes an' twice over  the  counter,   an'   all   I  was charged was a shilling."    " Ye got value  for yer money," says the dentist, sa3rs he  Bad look  from that dog ov moine, but he's  after running away wid me   pen,   so   I   cant  write   any   more   until   next    week.       Plaise  exkuse bad spellin.  Larry Finn.  FROM   THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  Not for many years have   the  prospects of  Victoria looked as bright as at present....-    The  impetus given to trade generally by the Klon-  ;  dyke excitement is making itself apparent all  round.     Very many ."of those who1 arrived late  in the season en r-oute,to the gold, fields of the  north have realized that it is.not safe; to  start  so late in the yrear, and are sta3dng at Victoria  ,  until spring.     Others who started on the voyage a couple of months ago and were obliged;  to return or winter up north are also   making  Victoria   their   home   until   they   can   make  another move towards   the   land  of  promise.  Then again, the general prosperhy that seems  to pervade the whole province is making itself  agreeably apparent in the capital.     The.population which reached its lowest mark early in  the 3^ear is beginning to creep  up   again,   and  houses that have been  tenantless for   months  are rapidly' filling  up.       It   is   expected   that  with the opening of spring many thousands of  people bound for the north   will pass through  Victoria and outfit here���some   sa3^   not   less  100,000.      I am  inclined to think that this is  an exaggerated estimate, although the city has  been very thoroughly   advertised as the niost  economical port for   outfitting  at.      The   vast  majority, of those going up will make for the  gold fields within the Canadian belt,  and   the  fact  is   now   very   generally   known   that   no  supplies    purchased   at   the    American    ports  catering for the trade will be  allowed  in   free  of  dut3T.      The   custom   house   arrangements  give us an immense advantage over   all   competitors, and I am happ3r to sa3r that our merchants are full}' alive to the fact.      The Klon-  dvke fever is as high as ever here even now-.  The decision of the full court in the Point  Ellice bridge suits, has not come upon us with  surprise. The unfortunate accident has  alreachy cost the cit3r many thousand dollars in  litigation. However, the ma3ror and board  of aldermen had the general support of public  opinion in fighting the case as long as there  were hopes of getting the street ia.il\Y3.y company to share a due proportion of the respon-.  sibility ; but having failed on this point the  public feeling is, I am convinced, in favor of  settling the various claims on reasonable  terms. Of course mone3r will have to be  raised for the purpose. The ratepa3rers now  realize this fact, however reluctant^-, and are  alread3^ discussing wa3*s and means of providing the wherewithal. To satisfy all claims,  would, it is estimated, take some half million  dollars. It is suggested that the best terms  possible be made with the various claimants,  and that the assessed damages be paid on the  instalment plan. Under ordinary circumstances this would be a ver}' serious undertaking, but with existing assurances of continued and increasing prosperity, the extra  taxation will not be seriousfy felt.  Beacon Hilx.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only liquors which they can re-  commend.  By all means give the  Nelson Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor. *  The onlv place where you can buy a bottle of first-class liquor ta a "reasonable price is at the NelsonWine Co. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  A German choral society has been organized  at Rossland.  Six hundred feet of sidewalk have been laid  in Kaslo by private subscription.  The Ivanhoe trail is reported to be in a bad  condition, several slides, having occurred near  Mount Adams camp.  The Young Men's Liberal Club of Rossland  have decided that the provincial elections shall  be fought on party lines.  Alex Easton died in Rossland on Monda37'  ^.fromjhe effects of injuries received by falling  down the shaft of the Le Roi mine.  Frank E. Cole, one of the pioneers, of the  Kootena3?'s, has left L/OS Angeles, where he  has been for the past three years, to take up  his abode in Kaslo.  Joe Pettier, alias Cariboo Joe, and Wm.  Liddell have been sentenced to five years'  imprisonment at Kamloops, for horse stealing.  The Kaslo people are expecting to have  their town made a port of entry. Their custom house last year cleaned $1,600,000 worth  of ore.  Contractor Davy" has let the contract for  building the waterworks reservoir and power,  house at Grand Forks, to Peter Hana. Work  has been begun on the contract.  G. C. Hodge, superintendent of Kootenayr  Lake Telephone Co., has completed the work  of arranging wires and switchboards at Kaslo.  The S3rstem is in good working order.  At a public meeting held at Rossland on  ' Saturda3" night it was almost unanimously  resolved that the proposed money b3'-laws  ($15,000) should be voted down. Ma3~or  Scott and the aldermen were censured for  their numerous misdeeds. The general polic3r  of the council was condemned.  An attempt to murder Colonel Weatherty at  Stuart lake has been reported to Superintendent Husse3,', of the provincial police, from  Ouesuelle. The would-be murderer is a half-  breed named Alexander, who knocked the  colonel down, and attacked him with his teeth  like a wild animal, inflicting some horrible  wounds.  Preparations are alread3^ being made at  Grand Forks for the forthcoming municipal  elections. There are quite a number of aspirants for the office of ma3'or. The list is said  to include L. A. Manly, W. H. C. Maul}',  Jeff Davies, T. F. McCallum, Dr. Hepworth,  Robert Hewitt and James Addison. Pity the3r  cannot have more ma3^ors than one at Grand  Forks.  Two more Yukon railwa3r projects are projected. One is the British Pacific railwa3r  from Victoria to Winnipeg via Butte Inlet,  Cariboo, Edmonton and Prince Albert, with a  branch through Cassiar and Yukon . district,,  and a branch down the. valle3rs of the Canoe,  Columbia and Kootena3' to the 49th parallel  of latitude. The other is for a revival of the  charter of the Saskatchewan.  The case of J. W. Haskin, charged with a  conspirac3T to defraud the  shareholders  of the  Orphan Boy Mining Company, has resulted  in his acquittal. Before the final addresses,of  counsel, Mr. Justice Drake stated that the  prosecution had made out no case. If foolish  people would buy dollar stock at five cents,  they would have only themselves to blame if  disaster followed. According to law , there  was no evidence that Haskins conspired to  defraud the,creditors.  The survey has been, completed for the  Kaslo and Lardo-Duncan Ry., for which a  charter was granted /last winter by the provincial parliament. The road will start at  Argenta at the northeast end of Kootenay  lake, follow up the east side of Lower Duncan river, pass around the east side of Howser  lake and follow the upper Duncan river to the  mouth of Hall creek. A branch line is to  cross the Duncan river below Duncan City  and follow up the Lardo river to Trout lake.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Mayor Houston presided at the meeting of  the city council on Monday  afternoon.      Aid.  Fletcher,   Hilhyer,   Malone  and Teetzel were  also present.  Aid. Fletcher asked if anything had been  heard from the Provincial Board of Health as  to the disposal of sewerage.  The ma3;ror replied in the negative, explaining that he was awaiting the report of Mr.  Gamble who  was making certain soundings.  Aid. Fletcher thought it all nonsense to try  to prevent the city from emptying into the  lake. It could not effect so large a bod3' of  water. He did not see how the board could  prevent them from empt3ring into the lake.  The ma3ror did not anticipate any trouble  in the matter.  Miscellaneous accounts totalling $127, were  passed.  The owners of the new Hume building  offered to supply the lumber if the city would  put dowrn a sidewalk at the building.  This was agreed to and the council ad-  jourired until Wednesday afternoon.  Aid. Plillyer gave notice that he would  have some arrangement made for the measuring of cord wood.  Work has been resumed on the Deer Park,  near Rossland. The shaft has been pumped  out and a gang of men is engaged opening up  the propert3r.  The Waneta and Trail Creek Gold Mining  Co. have let a contract for the surve3;- of its  properties on Lookout mountain, preparatory  to a crown grant.  The new management of the Virginia,  which adjoins the Iron Colt and Iron Mask,  express there intention of spending $100,000  on the further development of the property.  - At a meeting of the Recordia Syndicate, held  in London recently", Alfred Woodhouse, the.  compare's mining engineer and adviser, said  the future of British Columbia depends upon  the introduction of greater facilities for transport and the erection of smelting, concentrating and refining works in the immediate vicin-  itv of the mines. !  MINING  NOTES.  .The Eagle, at the head   of Sandon   Creek,  has been closed down for the winter.  ,    A recent assay of ore   from  the   Bismarck  mine, near Slocan City, gives $56 to the ton.  The Sitka, five miles west of Grand Forks,  has its shaft in solid ore assa3dng high in  gold, silver and copper.  The main shaft on the Velvet, on the Red  Mountain, is now down 80 feet, and a cross-cut  is said to show a vein 13 feet wide.  The Poorman mine, at Rossland, has been  added to the list of shippers. The management hope to ship a couple of loads per week.  A big strike is reported from the Lame  Toot on the reservation. ^ A large body of ore  has been encountered averaging $60 to the  ton.  The Fern mine will have a clean up in the  course of a few days. It is expected that the  ten extra stamps will be on the ground 03^ the  end of the month.  A gang of men are employed on a wagon  road from Nelson, Wash., to Lone Ranch  Creek, near Grand Forks, which is intended  to open up the Surprise mine.  The ore shipments from Rossland last week  aggregated 1,360 tons, to which the Le Roi  contributed 1,215 tons, the War Eagle 30, the  Centre Star 6o, the Poorman 30,   and the Cliff  15 v  Hon.    Justice     Walkem     has   rendered   a  decision in -the case of the Centre Star vs. the  Iron Mask, continuing the injunction against  the Iron Mask a*��Rl releasing all obligation  against the Centre Star.  The Oueen Bess, near the Grand Forks concentrator, will be a shipper during the winter.  About 2000 feet of development work has  been done, the largest tunnel being 450 feet  long, and the deepest shaft 300 feet.  The Evening Star mineral claim belonging  to George Petty of Three Forks and James  Sanderson of Kaslo, has been sold to Hugh  Sutherland of Winnipeg, and his English  associates, for $50,000, $5,000 down balance  in 90 days.  Maurice Bucke, mining engineer, explains  that the recent cave, in at the Slocan Star was  caused 03^ a stream of water which had recently"  come out In No. 3 tunnel. To avoid such  accidents in future a large portion of the  stooes are being bulk headed.  Messrs. Todd, Workman, McDonald and  Johnson have bonded the Silver Kill group to  an English S3"ndicate, who are now in charge.  The ore is high grade copper and galena.  The propert3T is on Canyon Creek, a tributar3'  of Crawford creek, and about 20 miles from  and tributary to Pilot Ba3^.  In addition to the.Slocan mines which ship  via Kaslo, there "is a,' regular output from the  following, b3" way-of Nakusp. :��� The Arlington, Two Friends, Howard Fraction, Meteor,  Evening Star and Chapleau, on Springer  Creek, and on Four-Mile Creek the Wakefield,  Alpha, Thompson, Fisher Maiden, Vancouver, Fidelity and Canadian group.  ���fmUKUUULESlliSUUI  1 ���t  I;.:  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  LOCAL NEWS.  mm  W. J. G. Dickson has just closed the sale of  206'lots in  Addition . A..',   to   an English syn-  ,    dicate... ������ ,      '���"  '. ���        ���'". , ���'"'..'������ . . -Xi ,/  . ._; The Salvation -'Army   has   commenced   the  construction of a new   and   commodious   barracks on Victoria street. / ;  It is reported the Cinnibar. Mining company  which owns   mining .property   on   Ramloops  -lake, near Savonas, will resume work shortly.-  J.    M.   Smith,    representing-the    Bank   of  Halifax, was in town last week   looking   over  r the ground, it is said, with the view of establishing a branch here.       * ��� ' . "  The People's Shoe Store   has   been   opened  in the Turner-Boeckh block,   with  a 'full line  of goods.      This  is  the latest 'addition' to the  .   shoe stores of Nelson.  The Kootenay Gas Light and Power Co.  are applying for a franchise to operate in the  city of Nelson, and express their intention of  starting work at once.       ..*'''.  The Canadian Pacific .Railway received at  Ashcroft one hundred and fifty more cars of  steel rails from Pittsburg, Pa., .chiefly for use  in the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, and valued  at a hundred thousand dollars.    .  The first social  under  the   auspices   of the  ladies of the Baptist  church,   will  be   held in  thepublic school  on"Friday  evening.      Free"  admission, a, hearty welcome and a good programme are attractions provided.  City Engineer McCulloch met with a painful accident the other da3", which confines him  to his room. While chopping wood he struck  his foot with the axe, inflicting an ugly wound.  It will be some da3*s before he will be able to  be around again.   '   . ���  The mill at the Golden Cache mine, Lillooet,  was started last week and will be run night and  da3r till the evening of Saturday, December 4th.  It was originall3r intended to start the mill up.  on November 1st, but the repairs to the tramway were not quite completed.  James Murphy has been called and admitted  to the bar D37 the benchers at Victoria. He was  afterwards presented to the full court and took  the usual oaths. Mr. Murphy has: studied  with Mr. Gordon Hunter. He is a brother of  D. Murphy, barrister at Ashcroft.  The gold commissioner gives notice that all  placer mining claims, legally held in the Lillooet mining district ma3r be laid over from  the 15th day of November 1S97, to the 1st  day of May 1S9S, subject to the provisions of  the " Placer Mining Act 1S91 " and amendments.  The Chief Justice has granted an application  to set aside the order obtained in September  last, restraining Mr. Alexander Begg and his  son from' dealing with the interests of the  Stickine & Teslin Railway Conipan}^ of which.  the3* are directors. The application was made  on the ground that no sufficient cause has been  shown.  The Rosebud Cigar Store, on Ward street,  ;. next door to the Spokane & Northern railway  office, will be opened for business in a few  'days;,, by R. W. DuVal, who"..proposes to keep  -a'full stock of the very best goods. He is  --also ./providing for the comforts of his patrons.  by keeping a good supply of newspapers for  their perusal.  c Mr. E. T. H. Simpkins,���������-deputy registrar of  the supreme court of British Columbia, , was  married to. Miss Edith - V. Wilson, of St. (  Thomas, last .Saturday. The ��� bride arrived  that evening.and the .nuptial knot was tied by  Rev. Mr. .Frew,- in the presence of a few  frieudsV. The Economist -extends to. Mr. and  Mrs. Simpkins'its heartiest congratulations.  Considerable commotion was created at the  cityT wharf the other day, -by a horse falling  into the lake. The . animal was being taken  on board one of the steamers, evidently against  his will, and in his rebellious movements'  worked himself overboard.,. He fortunately  headed.for the city-shore, -where his arrival  was. awaited-'by the -owner. When brought  back to the steamer again he -very ��� quietly  went on board.  The concert stars, Miss -World and Miss  LaDell, who were booked to appear in Nelson  some time ago, but who failed to fulfil the  engagement in consequence cf an accident  ���which befell the part}"-"; will be heard in Carney  hall to-morrow evening. The performance,  which is an excellent one, is given under the  auspices of the Church of England. Both  ladies arc well spoken of wherever they have  appeared, so that a rich treat is in store for  all who attend to-morrow evening.  The funeral of the late Mr. Philip Cameron  took place on Monday last. The service was  conducted by the Rev. Robert Frew at the  general hospital. The deceased, who was a  native of Perthshire, Scotland, was ill when  he arrived in Nelson a week ago, and entered  the hospital at once, but he grew gradually-  worse and died last Saturday.      A  number of  brother Scotchmen, some of whom   came   out   i  1  to Canada with him, and some whose acquain-   J  tance    he    had   made since    he   came   to the  country, showed their sympatic by  following  the remains to the. cemetery.  The Bank of Montreal has declared a half  yearly dividend of $600,000, payable December 1 st.  There is serious tension between Japan and  Russia owing to the fact that the latter is trying to control the customs of Corea.  <//j  The steamship Diana, which sailed from  Halifax July 4 last for Hudson Bay and the  straits, carrying a part}'of government experts  sent out to report on the tidal and season conditions, has returned. Commander Wakeham  planted the British flagon an island In Baffius-  land. The commander reports the tides heavy  and the warm season short in the bay and the  straits, but that the}* are clear of ice and open  to navigation from the middle of July to  October.  SELF-DENIAL WEEK.,  "The.-Salvation Army's'special, week of self-  denial, now an annual institution wherever the  familiar and   honored flag is hoisted,   will be  held from November 21 st to 2 7th.   The public  are by-this time well acquainted with the purposes which actuate the effort, its aim; being to  Su'ppl}* b-3" means of self-denial additional sinews  of war.     .Past }*eafs.have proved the financial  . harvests which have been reaped for the/work'  :by the concentration of the army's efforts���indeed, results have been realized,   which would  surprise any but those who are informed   as to  the devotion and hard work   of the Salvation-,  ists. "���   But the' work of the -army is rapidly "increasing, and such success has been more than  swallowed   up by  its wider' field of operations  Therefore another., week' of self-denial has been  arranged for, so as to "meet the   long, standing  and additional claims.      Additional efforts are  this 3*ear being put forth in every direction to  meet the demand upon the treasury.; .     While  the army people are foremost   in both   the toil  and the denial���many of them,   hard-working  people,.spending   every rnornent of  leizure in  pushing for ward- the good work,   an d all uniting in the.sacrifice.of every luxury of life   and  many     so-called    necessaries���outsiders    and  friends are not excluded.       All who recognize  the work that this organization-is doing for the'  spiritual audi, social well-being of mankind; are  asked to co-operate.  Special meetings are being-  held at the local barracks, house to house collections are being made,   and   neat   collecting-  cards are in circulation,   so that a   substantial  outcome is expected.       Contributions   will be  thankfully' received by the  officers   in   charge  or any of the local members, who   are authorized to receive the same.  GENERAL NEWS NOTES.  It is bad liquor that injures the health.    Get good  liquor.  Try a bottle of the Nelson Wine Go's -1-Crown Scotch.        *  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family (.rude.  Tuberculosis has been discovered among the  local milkmen's herds at Ottawa.  The death of Fabien Boisnert, Liberal member for Nicolet is announced. He was elected  June, 1896, by a majority over Leduc, Conservative.  Thomas ��� Hughes, the author of "Tom  Brown," is to have a life-size statute at Rugby-*  school, old Rugbians having raised $6oco for  the purpose.  The World is strongly urging that Centre  Toronto be net allowed -by the Conservatives  to go b}-default. T. G. Blacks took, of Rossland mining fame, is being boomed as a can-  didate.  The new Ouehcc legislature meets on Tues-  day next. it is composed of 33 lawyers, 1 r  farmers, 8 notaries, 8 doctors, 6 merchants, 4  traders, 1 stenographer, r rentier, and r mining manager.  It is announced that as a result of President  Kruger's recent speech suggesting to the volk-  sraad of the Transvaal that the time was ripe  for making a loan for the construction of railways, a bill authorizing a loan of b 15,000,000  for that purpose is now* awaiting the action of  the volksraacl.  By till means give the   Nelson   Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor. *  WM  wtMMiy^iiAitwmim.uwiwwmwMHMWVJiVilollillimsix THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  W0MA1S KINGDOM.  Such mixed public banquets  as  the  Vagabonds  Club's  dinner   to  "distinguished literary ladies"   in  London recently are becoming quite  common on the other side, and will  doubtless soon 'journey to this country.    It behooves our literary ladies,  therefore; to be prepared for them,  and for their benefit we transcribe  the   only   rule  of mixed   banquet  etiquette, so to speak, that "has yet  been formulated.c    "I wish  ladies  would   understand,"   writes   Mrs.  Fen wick-Miller, " that etiquette at  such dinners requires that, when a  group of persons have their health  drunk,  they  should  all  stand  up  when the speaker appointed to represent them rises.     It adds to the  interest of the occasion greatly .1  have replied for ' The Ladies 'at a  great many public dinners in  my  time, and I always invite the other  ladies to rise with me; the lady guests  of the occasion thus become visible  as a body to their hosts,  and I am  sure it is   a  mutual  satisfaction.''  This outburst owes its birth to the  fact that the literary ladies at the  Vagabonds Club's  dinner did  not  rise when she rose to respond to the  toast of "Our Guests  > i  running  rumor is  tall silk  It seems  Again the disquieting  around that the  hat is about to disappear,  to have begun this time in London,  where people are writing to the  Times urging the Prince of Wales  and his sou, the Duke of York, to  discard the tall hat. But we do not  think the attempt will succeed.  Ugly and cumbersome as the   tall  e>  -/  hat is, it will '.always endure. It  lengthens a short man and sets off a  tall one. It has been worn in various shapes for several centuries,  and will continue to be worn. Such  is the variety of costumes worn  nowada3*s by men, owing to the  wide-spread rage for outdoor life���  golf , driving, riding, athletics, etc.  ���there is equal divershy of headgear, which can account for the  falling off in sales of silk hats. But  the silk hat can not be killed.  stage  ladies," who took part in the ballroom scene in "The Sporting  Duchess" at the Academy, wore  five thousand dollars' worth of ballgowns. One of Isabel Irving's  dresses, as Flavia in "The Prisoner  of Zenda," cost six hundred dollars,  and the outlay for all the costumes  of the play amounted to over four  thousand dollars.  The fascination of widows, especially if they are young, is proverbial.  Every observant person has noticed  the numerous attractive points, in  manner and conversation, of a widow  who desires to change her condition.  We all must be aware howr strong  are the fascinations of her who has  once had a husband, over the girl  who never has been wooed and won.  From the days Sam Weller was  pathetically implored by his fond  papa to " beware of the widows,''  it has been generally understood  that there is a power of charm about  them that is hard for the mind of  poor, weak man to resist. No wonder 1 They have learned to understand the other sex in a school that  is sometimes hard, but is always  salutary. They know the needs  and the capabilities and the weaknesses of men; and they are endowed with a power over them and  a charm to attract that can never be  acquired in any other possible way.  Yet, in the minds of certain people,  there is a strong prejudice against  a widow re-marrying. Is there any  real reason why this should be so ?  Generally, the only reason is in her  own morbid scruples. She thinks  it a disloyalty to the memory of the  man who has gone, to put another  in his place. It is odd how seldom  this consideration even enters into  the mind of the widowrer who again  contemplates matrimony* ��� that  second matrimonycwhich Dr. Johnson calls " a triumph of hope over  experience." She thinks she is  wronging him by the very thought  of loving some one else. But should  this scruple be allowed to weigh?  There is not the least doubt that if  her first husband had loved her with  a realty generous and self-sacrificing  love, he would wish her happiness  secured after he had to leave her ;  and he would  grudge her  no  steo  The costumes worn on the  nowadays 03* leading ladies are by  no means made of imitation materials. Some of them are very costly, j which would secure that happiness.  The costume worn by Elsie de Wolfe j Probably, could he look back upon  in the third act of " Bohemia " is of! this life, with the enlightenment  cloth of gold, the skirt open in front j which comes from a higher educa-  over a white satin petticoat silver jtion, he would wish nothing more  embroidered. The manager paid j earnestly for her than a second  seven hundred and fifty dollars for ! marriage, which would give her a  it.     Miss Allen's principal costume i protector, and the well-being he had  Angel  in " Michael and his Lost  cost eight hundred dollars. Miss  Allen's outfit in " John-a-Dreams "  was verv modest, but one of the  wraps that she wore for a few  moments cost two hundred dollars.  In " The Transit of Leo," at Daly's,  the little group of ladies who are  the guests in the first act cost Mr.  Daly the snug sum of six thousand  dollars for what he considered appropriate     raiment.     The   "extra  tried to provide for her in  his   own  life-time.  25   Years'    Practical    Experience.  Office Ward St., near Court House. Nelson, B. C.  Tax Notice.  "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 Nelson and Rossland for the  " year 1897, is payable to the respective muni-  " cipalities. 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-  " cordance with the provisions of tax sales un-  "der the Assessment Act."  ���������.    ��� 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 vear 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenav, assessed bv me, are  payable at my office, at Kaslo, B.C.' Assessed  taxes are 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 'anv 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 day 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. O, 2nd September, 1S97.  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 bv an  order dated the twentv-seventh dav of September, -1S97, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this Gth day of October, 1S97.  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 apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenav  River and on the east bank of Sandv 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. KiO  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1S97.  Notice of Application   to   Purchase Land.  I ��. W. Smith, hereby give notice that sixty  days after date I intend to apply to the Chie'f  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase six hundred and forty aer^s  of land situated in the West Kootenav 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 Russcl 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 Kootenav District.  September 22nd, 1S97.  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 and Rykert trails,  thence north forty [40] chains, thence west  eighty [80J 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, H..H. 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 Kootenav  District described as follows : Commencing a"t  a post marked H. H. Collier's south-west corner, planted on 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  [601 days after date I intend to apply' to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase six hundred and forty  [640] acres of land, situated in the West Kootenay District, B. C, and described as follows :  Commencing at a post marked "CD. Smith's  south-west corner," planted about twenty [20]  chains west of the junction of Russell Creek  and Goat River, and about six (6) chains south  of Goat River, thence 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.  I hereby 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, thenceeas't  one hundred and twenty chains more or less  to the western boundary of L. 362,thence south  along said western bo'undary eighty chains  more or less to the place of beginning.  D. D. McKinnon.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  iotice    of   Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  of  Titanic, Young, Grouse,Young American,Epoch  and b!ultan Mineral claims,sit uate in the Nel-  son 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  forW.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 furthe.  take notice that action, under section 37, mus*  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. 201S, G. 1���Mineral claim.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division oi  West Kootenay District.  Where located:���About one and one hah  miles west from the Nelson and Fort. Shepparc  railway at Hall's water-tank, i ake notice thai  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 s  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, undei  section 37, must be commenced before tin.  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 17th day of September, 1897.  W. A. Macfonald.  of  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  Rosa and Belle Mineral claims, situate in  tin  Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootena\  District, and located on  Skilet Creek,   ov  North Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that we, Alex. Goyette, free min  er's certificate, No. S3,581, John A. Quintan, fret  miner's certificate No.  1,344 A,  and John A  Coryell, free miner's certifidate No. 81,209, in  tend, sixty days from the date hereof, to applj  te the mining recorder for certificates of im"  provements, for the purpose of obtaining crowi  grants of the above claims.    And further takt  notice that action, under section  37,  must be  commenced before the issuance of such  certi  ficates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1S97.  Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for ner l  vous debility.   The medical profession  recom ejfcyi  mend it ; $1.25 per quart bottle at the Nelsonfe|&  Wine Co. * W*?i?  "^S.UHUBBH  W,,*,,���,*?;^^  :^^^^^mm^m?M^^. The nelson economist  )  SHORT STORIES,  Some one had sent the late Walter  Pater, the author of " Marius, the  Epicurean," a presentation copy of  a very laborious work. "Thank  you so much," wrote the famous  critic, " for your book. I have en-  j oyed it very much. There is sue h  a pretty dash of gold in the paper  inside the cover."  When Artemiis Ward was at the  height   of his  fame, he received  a  telegram from Tom  Maguire,  then  the leacing amusement manager of  the'Pacific slope.  It asked Artemus,  who was then delivering his fumi}*  lecture in NewYork, what he would  take for  fifty  nights in   Crlifornia.  The   prompt   and laconic   response  was : '' Brandy and water.'' Maguire  somehow failed to see the.point, and  he .wired Ward for an explanation.  He got it in the shape of a 30-word  message  costing  $16.50.   for rates  w*ere high in those da\*s, and which  stated that a diagram would be sent  by the following mail.  The death of George M. Pullman,  the inventor of sleeping cars recalls  a story  told  about   his   adventure  with   Abraham    Lincoln.     In    the  early days of sleeping cars two men  usually slept in .each berth.     One  day a tall,  lanky man engaged   a  berth from Pullman himself,   who  was at that time one of his   own  clerks.     Pullman handed him   the  check and said ;     " I shall sell the  other check to that berth to another  man, of course."     The lanky man  wound himself up to his full height;  then     unwound     himself    again.  " Young man," he said,  " the person who can get into one of your  berths when I am wound up in it is  welcome   to   the    accomodation."  This man  was   Abraham Lincoln,  Lincoln stood 6 feet 4, a.nd was big  boned in proportion', although lean  .��.  ��  ��  ipecialValues in Typ&writer and Offioe Suppiles.  and gaunt.  anada  X  '��  Z~S��2tZCT32  Every -Pair Guaranteed to Hare Cork Soles.  gjgaeagrujLauumgsrg  Some time ago an officer of artillery, called upon Sir John Adye at  Simla for a *certificate of his being  alive, as without this he had found  it impossible to draw some pay and  allowances due to him. As he  seemed to all intents and purposes  lively enough he got what he  wanted, but on examining the  document he remarked: "Oh, I  see you have dated it August. This \  is no use. I have already sent them  in one of this kind, but they say  they must have a certificate stating  that I was alive in July." This, of  course, was a different matter, and  demanded circumspection. However, after consideration, Sir John  gave him one, in which he certified  that to the best of his belief the  officer was alive in the previous  month.  The following  story,   given in  a  recently published sermon,must  be  regarded as a somewhat lively form  of pulpit illustration ;     On the lone  prairie a number of cowboys were  called to perform the last rites for a  comrade   who had accidentally met  with a sudden death.     Not one of  them could think of a pra}*er.     At  last one of the lot, offered to put up  a prayer,   and in all sincerit}^ he began ;     "Oh Lord, I guess in your  opinion I am  pretty  tough,',but  I  ain't saying anything for myself, it's  for Briggs.     He's dead now, but, O  Lord, he's got something  down  in  him as pure as steel, and,   O  Lord,  he's got a heart in him as big as a  mule.     I'll tell you what he done  the other day : he gave a sick Mexican a pound, nursed him  through  a fever, and the fellow hadn't been  well more than a   week   when   he  stole   Brigg's   saddle   pockets.      O  Lord you must not go back on such  a man as   that,   because   they   are  scarce in these parts.     O   Lord   if  Briggs gets half a chance he'll make  as good a record where he's gone as  here."  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 bod}- going from one foot to the other  produces a circulation of air, thus keeping the feet dry. The  shoe wdll wear longer owing to the perspiration not rotting the  leather.  ��� &.  X A/GILKER  MERCHANT TAILOR,  High Glass Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Lineof Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   K^wwmmv jwiMtw^inrWEST?  <aJ  Baker Stc,-Nelson, B, C.  mmm  -IS NOW OPEN ON-  aker   Street,   Opposite   Kirkpatrick   &   Wilson's,  &  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  rocery an  an  games.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B.C.   j  O  esale and  Retail  minm'iiii 'mwHunwjMiTTT  Will open in room next  Spokane A: Northern  Railway office, on Ward  Street, on November 20.  ��  Head Office:  Nelson,  B. C.  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three   Forks,  Sandon,  Rossland and Trail  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elsoo Blacksmith Co.  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  IELSON,  3.  C.  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  and Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For   prices write or wire  ELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co. IO  THE NKESON ECONOMIST.  '8  ESS  Provincial Secretary's Office.  In the matter of the .' 'Placer Mining  Act, (1891)   Amendment, Act,  1895" (Section 13)   and of the  "Mineral   Act, 1896" (Section  161).  NOTICE is hereby given that His Honour the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been  pleased to repeal the regulation of the 11th day  of December, 1896, Avith regard to relief against  forfeiture owing to the lapse of a Free Miner's  Certificate heretofore in force, and to make  the following regulation in respect thereof,  such repeal and new regulation to take effect  on the 15th day of November, 1897.  Any person or joint stock company, being  the holder of any mining property, desiring  relief against the forfeiture of his or its interest in such property by reason of an omission  to obtain a new free miner's certificate on or  before the day following the expiration of the  certificate, shall observe the following conditions :   '  1. Forthwith upon ascertaining the expiry  of his certificate obtain a new one :  2. At the time of obtaining such new certificate file with the recorder issuing the same,  and post in the Record Office, a* notice of his  intention to apply for relief :  3. Within 30 days from such filing transmit  to the Minister of Mines the following documents and fee :  (a.) A statutory declaration setting forth the  circumstances of such omission, with full particulars of the mining properties held by the  applicant which would be affected with forfeiture : "    '.,.''������    ���  (b) A certificate under the hand of "the Gold  Commissioner or Mining Recorder of each division wherein any of. the'said properties is  situate, that notice has been posted, and that  no records (other than those;mentioned in the  said certificate, if anyC adverse to the applicant's interest, in the said properties have been  made by him during the time in which the  said applicant was not in.possession of a valid  existing free miner's certificate :  CO] A declaration by the applicant, or his  agent duly cognizant of the location on the  ground of the applicant's properties, and the  other facts affecting the case, that he has  searched the records of claims recorded during the interval the applicant was in default,  and that such claims do not Cexcept as may be  thcrin stated] conflict with or overlap any of  the properties of the applicant :  $d.; The sum of five dollars.  The Minister of Mines may thereupon give  instructions for the alteration of the date of  the applicant's free miner's certificate so as to  conform with the date of the expiration of the  lapsed certificate, and may also give instructions for such amendment to be made to the  records affected as may be considered requisite, and any such relief may be partial as to  properties in respect whereof relief is given,  or so as to save adverse rights required during  default of the applicant.  James Baker,  Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines  Washing and Ironing very good.  Clothes called for and delivered.  Laundry���Victoria   Street^  Rear  of  Fire Hall.  There are 1500 people upon the  German emperor's list of employes,  including 350 female 'servants, engaged in looking after the 22 royal  palaces and castles that belong to  the crown. Their wages are small.  The women receive not more than  $12 a month, and the men servants,  who number over 500, from $15 to  25 a month.  Paris has, apart from two places  where paupers can spend the night,  14 asylums for the homeless, which  last year lodged 144,037 persons, ol  whom 15,557 were women and 2606  children. Among the lodgers were  246 professors and teachers, 18 students, 5 authors 5 journalists, 120  actors and singers, 30 musicians  and 16 music teachers.  lady  nag-  A short time ago an old  went went on board Nelson' s  ship, the Victory. The different  objects of interest were duly shown  to her, and, on reaching the spot  where the great naval hero was  wounded (which is marked b}^ a  raised brass plate), the officer remarked to her :' ��� Here Nelson fell! "  " And no wonder ! "exclaimed the  old lady ; "I nearly fell there myself! "  The Nelson  liquors.  Wine Co. carry only  the   best  Enormous Sale  Great Reductions  Thomson Stationery -Co., Lit  NELSON.   B.   C.  olesale'and Retas  Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and Tobacconists' Sundries  -SOLE OWNERS OF-  THE FINEST BRAND MADE IN  CANADA  olesale   Store,   Worth   of   Baker  Street,   Nelson  Retail Store, South Side of  Baker Street.  Brokers and Ma'nufabt.urers''-AgJsrits.'  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Ktc.  NELSON, B. G. P. O. Box 498.  ���o.;'e;; wiallette &co.9  DEALERS   IN  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc.,J'E^.\i;/-'-y^'r:^ ^:" ^  BAKER STREET, In ^Tu^SS!ilccSSied br       NELSSn, B; G.  Up-to-Date Fotografers-  Everyone is pleased with the work  Piatino Finish a Specialty  Call and See us atthe BigTeni.     All Work Guaranteed; WARD  ST,  NELSON  COMISIO  Carney Block, Baker Street, Flelson.  I McKillop Block  \11 work o-naranteed or nionev refunded. Latest machinery and everything  up to date. Sight tested free. Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses, miners' glasses, etc.  ^^mm^mmmmim^mvi^smS^S^SS^SS^^S^mSSif '  "  1   lAI l(l,","^l|"BS*" "'"J"  ������ t  -*�����   * ���H *.  1 'vt "INF* THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  ���)  )YANOE  G  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the   "Creditors'   Trust   Deeds  Act, 1890," and amending Acts.  Notice is hereby given that Malcolm Mc-  Lachlan and Alexander McFarlane, of Hall's  Siding, in the District of West Kootenay and  Province of British . Columbia, merchants, individually, and as partners comprising the  partnership business of McLachlan 6z McFarlane, have by deed dated the 9th day of November, 1897/ assigned all their personal estate, credits and effects, and all their real estate to William AValdie, of the city of Nelson,  in the said Province, book-keeper, in trust for  the benefit of their creditors. The said deed  was executed by the said McLachlan, the said  McFarlane, and* by the said Waldie, on the said  9th day of November, 1897.  All persons having claims against the said  Malcolm McLachlan and k Alexander McFarlane, either as a partnership or against them  personally, are required on or before the 16th  day of December, 1897, to send to the said William Waldie, as trustee, full particulars of the  same, duly verified, together with particulars of any security held by them. And  notice is hereby given that after* the said 16th  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 whose debt or claim he shall not then  have received notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the i  law office   of  Macdonald   &   Johnson,   Baker  street, Nelson, B. C, on Wednesday, the 1st day  December, 1S97, at the hour of 2:30 o'clock in  the afternoon.  Dated at Nelson, B. C,  this 12th  dav of No-  ber, 1897.  Macdonald & Johnson,  Solicitors for William Waldie, the said Trustee.  SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.  m Laundry  .I  Ward Street, near B,  Best  work   and    prompt    delivery  of goods.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp.Custom House,Nelson,B.C.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING.  Leave  your orders    with    Kirk-  patrick & Wilson, Nelson, B. C.  P. O. box 189.  N. Clark Wallace, ex-collector  of-customs, is visiting Nelson.  W. Pellew Harve}^, of Vancouver, is registered at the Phair.  R. Marpole, superintendent of  the C.P.R., is in town.  J. A. Mara, of Kami oops, is on a  business trip to Nelson.  George Strachan and Wellington.  Armstrong, two well-known knights  of the grip, were in tpwn during  the week.  F. L. Newman, of T. A. Newman & Bro., Portage La Prairie, is  n town, and meeting with his many  riends. Mr. Newman has large  mining interests in this district.  , A. C. Buchanan, ,'so long and  favorably known in Nelson as one  of the leading merchants, has left  for his old home in Cape Breton,  where he intends to spend the winter. It is Mr. Buchanan's intention  to return in the spring, when he  may rely upon a  hearty reception.  A large  stock of all grade  from the  best  makers.    We  can sell you any kind of a pipe  MUSIC.  A new operatic society is to be  formed in Vancouver and with the  available amount of amateur musical talent in the city it should  develop into a first-class society and  should meet with encouragement  and success.  Miss ' Maud ��� MacCarthy, the  twelve 3^ear ��� old violinist, recently  had the honor of pla3<ing at Balmoral before the Queen and royal  family. Her solos wrere Sarasate's  " Zigeunerweisen '���' and :" Highland Memories ''  by  H. M. Guan.  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.  ��  tore  Owung to our steady increase of trade, we have been obliged to add  to our already well assorted stock, another consignment of Tweeds,  Worsteds and Irish Frieze in order to  be   prepared for the winter trade.  fecial  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR.  (TWO DOORS FROM CORNER BAKER ST.)  Will keep a full line of Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Childrens'  Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, which will be sold at bottom prices. Special attention to making and repairing.  E  W. S. Deacon, barrister, of Rossland, is in town.  A. T. Herrick, paymaster of the  Spokane and Northern, is in the  city.  R. T. Reilry, ex-alderman of  Winnipeg, has been in town for a  few days on a tour' through the  Kootenays. He is very sanguine  as to the great future of the country  which he says is destined to become  one of the richest in the world.  CRITERION RESTAURANT  Opened under new management  Everything First-Class  White Labor Only Employed  MEALS FROM   25   CENTS UP  GIVE  ME A CAL'..  F. J. VAN _BU.REN, Prop.  The total clearings through the  customs at Nelson for the past week  amounted to $34,915.25. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Don't  Let  Whiskey  Get  t  the  Best  Of  It.  Try  Corby's  8 ���  A.   Li  DISTILLER,  Belleville and Corbyville, Ont.  London, ^ng., Victoria, B. C NELSON, B.C.  Sole Agents for British Columbia.  U   3  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  ��� ��� *' OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  All these brands have been dulv registered in the Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags with flour Avill be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and blue twine.  In thankingyou for 3'our patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunitv of informing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and " QGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce the highest  results in baking.  In placing our new brands upon the market we 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  c   New and beautiful designs in  Wood and Coal Cook Stoves and Heaters.  ���CALL AND SEE THEM AT THE���  C. M. LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  tor sale in addition A and  other parts of the city.  Baker Street,   Nelson  T. S. Gore.  H. Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for  Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Abstract of Title to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,  ...   British Columbia  THE OLD FOGY PREACHER.  He talks to empty pews, although  He is a learned man,  And strives in all his acts to do  The very best he can ;  He cheers* the sick and oft he knocks  Upon the widow's door ;  He feeds the hungry orphan from  His,own meagre store.  But he has never pawed the air  While ''glorifying God ;"  And no one ever heard him swear  That Jonah was a fad !  This man has never killed a cat  To emphasize a point,  Nor is he always crying that  The times are out of joint.  He only preaches Love and Faith  And Hope, as best he may;  He only seeks to follow Christ  As he has shown the way!  What though he reads his title clear  To mansions in the sky ?  The people do not flock to hear���  They say he's dull and dry !  CLEMENTS  AND HILLYER BLK  NELSON  BAKER STREET, NELSON.     P. O. Box 63.  ���FOR-  ��  -AT-  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  is now  pleased  t ro n s  with it  Nelson, B. C.  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  TURNER,   BEETON   &   CO.,  AGENTS,   NELSON,   B.  C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  The season for  upon us, and we are  to inform our pa-  that we are to hand  having just received direct from  The Jas. Stewart Manufacturing Co. of Woodstock  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  vilC  Telephone 21. Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  iQors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets a  Office Fittings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  ?ra  r0%'  m  m  m  ��Mt lAJUmMUMBMMW  ^saassmsmBsemsseiR  ��#3  fej?


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