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 T*YT?"fT7Viir<iHWiBlliagWai  !     1  ["   "\r-..'  ith which is incorporated THE NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  NELSON,   B. C,   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER   16, 1898.  NO.   19.  THE NELSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Oakley Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OJne Y��ar to Canada and United State* $2.00  .  If paid in advance...  1.60  Oae Year,to Great Britain  2.50  If paid in advance  2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O.  Order, or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. ,  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  Interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless artioles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  In appointing Mr.   H. A. McLean,   of Winnipeg,  Deputy  Attorney  General   of   British  Columbia, Joseph Martin has emphasised   hie  contempt   for  the   legal   profession   of   thfs  Provinee.    By his action, he has told the lawyers of British Columbia, that the*�� is aot one  available man, in the opinion of such a  great  legal ..luminary  as Joseph  Martin, fit  for the  positi >ri.    We do not know  just how   reliable  & legal authority Mr. Martin may b��,   but w  do believe that if the lawyers of this Province \  do not hasten to resent the insult offered them i  they must   not complain  if   layman   accept;  them at  the valuatioB  placed upon   them by  the Attorney-General.   We are   free to confess  that w�� always  regarded the  Bar  of British;  Columbia as equal to that of any   Province in  the Dominion. ^There are poor lawyers here  as elsewhere, but generally speaking the tegal  profession of this Provinee has been recognized  as thoroughly efficient.    In placin     this esti-  mate on   the lawyers   of this   Province it appears  we have  been mistaken, for no   loss an  astute and learned  member of   the Bar  than  Joseph  Martin  tells us,   by his   action, that  there is aot oae lawyer whose services eould be  secured that is capable of  filling  the office @f  Deputy Attorney-General.    Therefor�� the Attorney-G��n��r&l sends to Manitoba, where,  in  his opinion,  the lawyers are  more profound  students,   for   &    Deputy    Attorney-General.  Th�� peoj)l��  of this  Province  will await  with  some curiosity the  action of the Bar Associa"  tion, just to see if Mr. Martin's estimate of th��  legal talent of British Columbia is   the on�� to  b�� accepted in th�� futur��.    It may b@, as suggested, that there is no a self-respecting lawyer  in British Columbia, who would act as Deputy  Attorney-General to Joseph Martin.  A paragraph goes the rounds that General  Gaecoigne has been sent to the China station to  enjoy promotion and an income of two to  three thousand pounds a year. The army  list does not indicate that any such pay is  given to the officers in these district commands. The appointment may in the present aspect of events be regarded as expression  of confidence in the sodlierly qualities of General Gascoigne. He proved himself to be a  good fighting man before he came to Canada.  In this country he had no fighting to do or he  might have made a good record, but his career  as an administrator in the D miinion would  not entitle him to wear a medal.  Acoording to statistic-? just published- in  London, Eng., the imports from Canada for  the month of October were as follows : ���  Cattle, 17,535, value ''��283,687 ; sheep and  lambs, 8,722, ��13,280 ; wheat, 1,303,600 cwts  ��461,712 ; meal and flour, 285,600 cwts., ��148,-  089 ; peas, 103,140 cwts., ��29,152 ; bacon, 40,-  609 cwts., ��80,954 ; hams, 8,333 cwts., ��16-  693 ; butter, ��42,849 cwts., 183,420 ; cheese,  286,279 cwts., ��574,221 ; eggs (hundreds) 139,-  406, ��48,087 horses, 525, ��14,757. Butter,  cheese and eggs show a decided increase over  the same period in the previous year. The  total imports for the year to date, amount to  ��1,228,85-*, and the experts from Britain to  Canada ��303,836.  During the past two weeks amusemeat lovers in Nelson have been treated to clever  dramatic productions by the Bittner company.  Not the least interesting features of the entertainments were a series of pictures on the  "Waragraph," illustrating the porwesa ��f  Uncle Sam on the tented field. Every Anglo-  Saxon is proud of the victory gained by th��  United States over Spain, but we believe our  friends over the border are detracting from  the glory and splendor of their success by so  much self-adulation. The total loss of life  ia the war with Spain was 2,906 soldiers and  sailors. Of these deaths 306 occurred in battle or as a result of wounds, and 2,600 from  disease. Compared with the exploit of Sir  Herbert Kitckener in the Soudan, when 15,-  000 dervishes bit the dust in a couple of  h��mrs, th�� victory of  the United State�� seems  very insignificant. Yet, while the battle of  Omdurman. occurred only a few weeks ago,  the fight has already become a matter of  ancient history with the people of Great  Britain, and U scarcely ever discussed. It  may be sajd that a victory over the dervishes  could not be compared to the fight with the  Spaniards. As a matter of fact the dervishes  are harder fighters than the Spaniards. We  have no desire to deprecate the victory of the  United States troppF, but it appears to us that  it is about time to give the public a rest.  Glass now bids fair to outrival gold and  other material for the filling of teeth. It is  much cheaper and answers splendidly, as it  is much less conspicuous than the yellow  metal. Of course it is not the ordinary glasp,  but is prepared by some new patent process  which renders it soft and malleable. It is  also destined to take the place of iron in the  manufacture of church bells. It can be  toughened so that there is no risk of cracking,  and the tone is said to be much superior to  the bells now in use, being perfect, Boft and  sonorous. '"���������''"'  It seems a very sever�� punishment to hang  a man for killing his mother-in-law; jet this  is the senteaee passed upon Elezaar Mann, of  Montreal, who killed his wife's mother last  summer. The judge and ju y wh�� tried  Mann, must eertainly never have experienced  the pleasure of a visit from the proverbial  mother-in-law.  The dismissal of acting-mining recorder  Thompson, at New Denver, has aroused the  indignation of th�� people at that point. Mr.  Thompson was a capable official, but the Mar*  tin government had to find a place for a friend.  One�� more the question is raised, has Kootenay  any representation in the present government?.  Lieut. Keating, the young Canadian officer  who was killed in the British service in Africa  the other day, was   a son   of E. H. Keating, a  Halifax   gentleman   who is  now   manager of  the Toronto street railway, and his   maternal  grandfather was the late  J. F.  Bianchard for  many years   a prominent   business   man   of  Truro.     Young    Keating   was   educated   at  Kingston and was   doing good service   for the  Empire in   the wilds of   the dark   continent,  when he was struck down by a wild tribesma  ^^^^^^^Sm^^^mmr^mff^Mmemm^^m^i^^^^^^^^mw^^^^^^^^^m^&Mm^mm^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE ECONOMIST.  and his name must be added to the list of  Maritime Province heroes who have given  their lives for their country. Stairs, Robinson, Cook and Keating are names that add  lustre to the glorious pages of history which  Britain is writing in Airica.  The people of the United States are beginning to understand Canadians better than  formerly. The Beacon society, cf Boston,  gave a dinner a few nights ago, at which the  president, Mr. Lucius Tuttle, took occasion to  remark:  ���a '    '���       _ ,  "There ia not in Canada, enough sentiment  in favor of annexation to the United States  to fill the smallest glass in this room. On the  other hand,  they   *    want to    to  be on   good  i* ! ���- ��� ������������  terms with  the pe pie  of this country,   aswe  want to be on   goed terms with   them.    They  have the protection   of the British  flag and of  the   British   consular   service, and   we  have  nothing to give  them which   would   compensate for the loss of these two things.    There is  no   real    sentiment    for annexation.    I  hope  that the commission   now sitting will   accomplish something   toward putting us on   better  trade relations with Canada.    Perhaps it may  give us a preferential  duty   something ������which.'  England   alone   pos-es=es   now.    I   think   no  member   of the commission   believes that  free  trade between the   United States and   Ca hada  will result   from the  meeting of the   commission,    but better   trade relations   may result.  The first thing to be settled by the commission  now sitting   is   whether   there shall    be    any  trade   relations   between  these two  countries.  If there   are   to  be   any such relations,   then  the   question   of transportation   must   bed -  cided,    but  the   railroad   and   transportation  matters  are merely   subsidiary    to  the   principal subject."  The chief guest of the evening was Hon.  Charles S. Hamlin, who spoke at considerable  length on the seal fishing as regards it3 international relations. The ex-Secr^tarv of  the United States Treasury had been sent to  Alaska by the President to consider this  matter. After some particular statements, as  to the general question, he declared that the  United States had not been wholly right on the  seal question. He felt sure that th s matter  would b�� settled by buying the seal rights of  Canada and then stopping the killing of seals  at sea. " Whatever price we pay will be  amply justified," he significantly said. On  the mattter of the inland fisheries in the lakes  he declared that Canada was wholly right  and the United States wrong in the positions  taken with regard to the projection of the fish.'  He further, said :  "Then there is the question of immigra tion.  Up to the present time our laws have been  archaic ; they have been barbarous. At present, under @ur laws, n�� English subject can  come into our eountry and take up a claim.  The gold question is a very important one, and  there is n�� doubt that there is gold in our  territory, as well as in English territory.  Under the Canadian   laws   any   man   can   go  into Canadian territory and take up a   claim.  The Canadian   border   can    easily   be   fixed.  There are in all about a doze   questions which  should be determined once   and   for all, and  can be.      The people of Canada are our neighbor and our brothers.      They are British subjects, and* as we well know, the action of  the  English Government prevented   a   European  alliance against us   in bur   war   with   Spain.  Although I feel that   no  alliance  could  have  prevented our going to war, if we had thought  the war right, weoughtj   nevertheless,  to feel  grateful to England for her friendly  services.  Therefore, it seems to me that our commissior -  ers ought to be encouraged in  ever way to do  all they can to settle every one of the questions  now at issue.     And in time it may well   happen, as we all hope, that the   Canadians   will  become our brothers,  not only   in  their propinquity, but also in the  political and   business relations between our country and theirs."  Joseph Martin's "Economy'' Bottling  Works are now in full operation at Victoria.  It is understood that there is some difficulty  in securing specimens of the Semlin-Cotton  variety for the preserving market.  Had AS. Farwell ever reached the Bottling Works of Hon. Joseph Martin, there  would have been some high and lofty kicking  before Jo.-eph would have succeeded in bottling up Mr. Farwell..  A wise and beneficent government appears to  be making generous provision for the Carnev  family at Kaslo. First Carney the elder was  appointed Police Magistrate of Kaslo, and now  Carney Junior is appointed clerk in Mr. Keen's  office. The Carney family are doing well in  this country; in fact they would get along  first-rate in any place, providing their visits  did not cover too much space of time.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier declares his inability  to get along without the services of Clifford  Sifton. In this respect the public differs with  Sir Wilfrid.  Mr. J. T. Robinson has retired from the  Kamloops Standard. The name of Mr. Robinson's successor is not given. The new man  at the wheel says: "Whilst the Standard is  a Conservative journal, we are not bigoted and  the paper will endeavor, in its policy, to be  just and fearless."  If *.he Colonist has inside information with  regard to the real significance of Great Britain's recent war preparations it should take  the public into its confidence at once. It may  be, as hinted by the Victoria newspaper, that  the call to arms was in some way connected  with the probable failure of the peace negotiT  tions between the United States and Spain,  but the Cotonist in offering this suggestion  only whets the appetite of  the public for   au  thentic information as to the real   designs of  Her Majesty Government.  It may be only a coincidence, but one cannot help remarking upon the sudden desire of  France to retract when it was announced that  one thousand Highlanders from Vancouver  were ready to take up arms to defend Great  Britain's policy in the Soudan.  Hon. D. W. Higgins has been given the Seat  in Esquimalt on the recount���three ballots  formerly declared spoiled now being counted  for Mr. Higgins. Just where Mr. Higgins  will sit in the new house is not known. - It  will be remembered that Mr, Maxwell, M. P.,  during his visit to Nelson last year, warned  the opponents of the Turner '���'������Government' to  haying nething to do with the emotional  Davfd.  The result of the United States elections ha  paralyzed the silver men. United States  Senator Thurston, believes that the sweeping  in of the west, including Nebraska, means the  unconditional indorsement of President Mc-  Kinley's administration, the conduct of the  war and his foreign policy. The battle was  fought on the straight gold standard platform, and the result absolutely eliminates free  silver && a national issue in 1900. The entire  tendency of independent voters is to return  to the old party allegiance, with permanent  gains to the republican party from the best  elements of democracy and populism.  So far municipal matters have not been  discussed in Nelson, and it may be that next  year will only be a repetition of last year.  This should not be the ease. Nelson is a new  city; its business methods are being formulated, and while we know that we are ahead  of many other cities in the matter of municipal government,, the fact still remains that  we have not reached perfection. A lively interest in municipal matters on the part of the  ratepayers has a tendency t�� bring forth the  best efforts of city legislators.  The copper mine of Falum, Sweden, has  been worked for 700 years. From records zit  is learned that the mine has yielded 500,000  tons of copper, 15 tons of silver and 1^ tons  of gold, representing a value of $277,500,000.  The mine is 1,200 feet deep. Its greatest production of copper was in 1651, when 3,066  tons were made; the lowest was 388 tens, in  1833, the mine in addition sto its metalic products, yields large quantities of yellow  ocher.  There is very little sympathy in the  United States with France in he- present humiliating position. The evidence of an anti-  American sentiment in France brought to light  by the Spanish war, as evidenced by the  venomous tone of the French press, was a surprise  to   many   Americans.     The press   en  nts THE ECONOMIST.  .���%*&  gaged in the battle on the part of Spain by  violently abusing the United States and lauding Spain, by putting everything American  in a eontemptible light, by printing false dispatches and rumors, and publishing interviews which, whether authentic or not, were  plainly indicative of a desire to heighten the  animosity of the French people against the  United States. This is what makes the people  of the United States bo bitter against the  Freneh at the present juncture.  Hilkoff, the Russian philanthropist, is now  engaged in the selection of land in the west  on which the Russian Quakers are to be  located.  The Ottawa Citizen is authority for the  statement that Hon. Mr. Sifton, is not only  about to afflict this country with some thousands of the Russian fanatics caUe'cl Doukhoborstis, but he is going to keep them all winter  in this country at   the   government   expense.  The Citizen a&ys thai a vegetarian-looking  gentleman named Maude, a " disciple" of the  Russian novelist Tolstoi, was in Ottawa last  month arranging for the shipment of these  people, and he made it a point to interview  the newspapers and put up a very sentimental  tale intended to disarm opposition. He represented that he and other Englishmen,  animated by pure philanthropy, had rescued  these Doukhoborstis from Russia, and had  shipped a few thousand to Cyprug. They  still had five or six thousand on the bargain  counter that they wanted to benefit Canada  with. He said- they were asking nothing  from the government but an extra dollar   per  head emigrant allowance, and the right for  these people to come to Canada to live. Tine  Douk-etc. had money of their own, not much,  it is true, but enough to establish them on  farms in the Northwest. All this he urged  as argument that the recent bitter opposition against the settlement of these  people in Canada should be dropped. He  described what himself and his English fellow  enthusiasts had done for these people, and  thought it was not much for Canada to aid  them in getting a home for their protegees.  It turns out that Mr. Aylmer Maude and his  fellow-philanthropists propose to unload these  Doukhoborstis on Canada this fall, a-nd have  the people of Canada support them until  next spring. In other words, they have succeeded in gulling the government into taking  several thousand paupers off their hands, and,  while Mr. Tolstoi and Mr. Maude and the rest  of the philanthropists are enjoying the kudos  resulting from having rescued and transplanted these Doukhoborstis from the alleged persecution of Russia to the golden fields and freedom-impregnated ozone of the Canadian  Northwest, th�� Canadian tax-payer is to put  up his hard-earned shekels to support the  several thousand paupers dumped down her��  to be a burden to the country and a detriment  to its development and institutions. Another  paper announces that Mr. Sifton's Doukho-  borsti immigrants will be quartered for the  winter in the immigrant buildings at Brandon,  Regina, Portage la Prairie, and Dauphin.  Being vegetarians, the government ag��nts in  the west have already contracted for the supply of a large quantity of potatoes, etc.   Prince  Bob Fitzsimmons will make his son a lawyer.  This piece of information is for the benefit of  Fighting Joe Martin, who in years tocome may  be on the look-out for a Deputy Attorney-  General.  ~ The Cascade Record is the latest addition  to the ranks of Provincial Journals. The  new paper is published at Cascade City by  Messrs. Wilcox & O'Reilly, and is a credit to  the prablish��rs both editorially and mechanically.    We wish the new paper success  Ottawa Citizen : Prof. E. Stone Wiggins  claims to have solved the problem of squaring  the circle. If pur esteemed scientist could  solve the problem of making the Ring square  the community would have cause to welcome  the discovery-with glad acclaim.  A writer in the current number of the  Arena discusses Capitalistic Abuses in Canada, and in the course of the article savs : "In-  fluenced by the great bank i'ng and financial  institutions and capitalists, the 0 madjan  government has just made a retrograde movement favoring the rich capitalists at the ex-  pence of the frugal workers by jeducing^the  rate of interest allowed on deposits in the post  office savings bank, first from 3 1-2 per cent  to 3 per cent, and again within a year from  3 per cent to 2 1-2 per cent. The post  office sayings bank is not used by capitalists.  The amount one person may deposit is limited  and as a matter of fact 96 1-2 per cent of  th�� deposits were under $101, and of these  87,644 or over 50 per cent did not exceed $20  each. The $32 000,000 on deposit represents  the small savings of the toilers and workers,  a class who, having few opportunities to invest, or lacking the necessary knowledge, prefer to leave their savings with the government ;  and the government of the Dominion  should encourage their thrift by paying the  highest rate possible, instead of paying the  " bone and sinew" of the land lower interest  than they pay for money borrowed in London.  Is it not evident that the interests of the  bankers and capitalists have greater weight  with the Dominion government than have the  interests of the 136,000 small depositors  throughout the country ?"  During the  discussion   on   th��   question of  public buildings  for   Nelson  at the   Board of  Trade meeting, last Monday evening,   a member remarked   that he   had received   a  letter  from Mr. Bostock, M. P., in which that gentleman confessed that owing to his time being so  much   taken up   with   Provincial   politics, he  was unable to give the subject of public buildings for Nelson the  attention to which it was  of course entitled.    The gentleman who mad��  this statement is well known in this   city arid  would not wilfully injure Mr. '^Bostock or any  other man;  therefore, we must   accept it as   a  fact that  Mr. Bostock,   our representative   in  the Dominion House of Commons, devotes   so  much  of his time to   Provincial politics   as to  be unable to look after the interests of his constituents.    Just what   the nature of Mr.   Boston's relations with provincial politics are we  can ohl}' surmise.      No  oh�� has ever   accused  him of being a Cicero, so it must not be as an  orator that   he   gives   his time to   Provincial  politics.    Nor is Mr.   Bostock noted as a  deep  thinker   on pplitieal   economy; indeed,   some  are cruel enough   to say that the member   for  Yale-Cariboo retains Others to do his thin king  for him.    Mr. Bostock's "journalistic" duties,  of ^course, consumes considerable   of his  time,  but one   wpuld think   that a man  of his   versatility could   dash off  an editorial with   one  hand, while with  the   other   scourge   the Ottawa authorities for the failure to provide Nelson with public buildings.    But he   admits he  has not done so,   and it is only   reasonable to  surmise that the interest of the member for Yale  Cariboo in Provincial  politics  must be in the  nature of financing  matters   generally.    His  letter��� to his Nelson friend is a positive   insult  to his  constituents   here.    Some   kind   friend  should  escort this man Bostock   to a quiet secluded spot, and  in   a   calm   yet   determined  manner tell him: that his conduct is   exasperating the  intelligent people of this Province.  His duty as a representative in the  Dominion  House of Commons is to look after the interests  of his constituents, and not to be meddling in  matters that  ar�� outside of his sphere of political operations.  It appears the report that we were soon to  have a Land Registry office in Nelson is without foundation. It is now understood that in  strict consistency with the cheese-paring policy of the redoubtable Joe, the business of the  office will be carried on in the woodshed behind the court house, and Joseph will import  from Manitoba a gentleman who will undertake the office of registrar and janitorcom-  bined.  The New Denver Ledge says the 1,800-foot  tunnel on the White-water Deep may be  started at any time in the near futnre as  everything is being got ready as quickly as  possible by the management.  It is understood that the British war   office  has ordered the Hundredth Regiment  (Royal  Canadians) to   be  recruited  in   Canada, and  that recruiting  offices   will shortly be  opened  in Ottawa,   Toronto,   Montreal,   Halifax, and  other Canadian  cities.    Taken  in   connection  with the   fact that   a  regiment  at Halifax  is  offering its time-expired men a  shilling a day  extra to remain with th�� battalion in Canada  this is regarded as a war measure. THE ECONOMIST.  MOTIVES,  After the first days fighting at Santiago two  men, lying side by side, tried vainly to sleep.  The nightmare of the st-urggle still l��ft iti impress on thffm. A twitching . of the lips or a  nervous starting of a limb showed the after  effects of the strain. They- were volunteers,  who had picked each other out for the stanchs  all trusting friendship that comes to men who  are exposed to danger and hardship.  The heat o? war sends all the email conventions of life..up into thin smoke. - Where  death and blood .surround on every side and  the hum of bullets and the shriek of shell  whisper a warning that the next to o may be  one self the man is reduced to elementarv  ���principles. David cleaves to Jonathan with  hiss whole soul and asks no reason why.  So it was with these two. Their hearts  spoke directly to each other.  . The black Cuban night formed a.fitting surrounding for confidences. A man liked to  . reach out a hand and find that a .friend was  near. It was so d--rk, so empty of God and  hope, such a fitting prelude, to the frowning  morrow I  At last the vnunser broke the silence.  . liBy gosh, Billy, you showed up well tod?.}7!"  said he.    "You  went up that -hill like a man  who wasn't afraid to live or die.    I tell "you I  wsis proud of you."  "Shucks!" answered the other.  CiYou did the same."  "Yes, I know, but my reason wasn't quite  the same, I'm afraid. To tell the plain truth,  old man, I only came into this busu-ess to get  my name np. I wouldn't give you 3 cents a  . hundred for Cubans, let alone my life. I  wanted," he went on in a shamefaced way  to have the. girls point me out when I got  home���vcu know, 'Ain't lie a hero?' and that  kind of thing. 'Tain't Yery noble, is it? I  don't suppose you'll think much of me after  "that, but. somehow 1 felt I had to t*dl it,"  The cider man   f mi led into the   darkness���  an exceeding bitter and mirthless smile.  "What   do you   suppose I came   down here  ��� for?" he asked.  "I don't suppose anything . about it���-I  know," answered the other stoutly. Haven't  I been with you every day since }Tou fished me  out of the surf. And you've never kicked nor  grumbled, no matter what came up. You're  hers because you believe in it, and you need  not say anything different just to comfort me."  "Listen," said the other, laying a hand on  hi? arm'and bringing his mouth close to the  lad's ear. ''I'm going to tell you something,  Kid���something I certainly never expected to  tell anybody. But I may get it tomorrow,  and I feel that I must speak. Don't say a  word until I've finished and then see if you  want to take my hand.  "Mv bov, I came down here to kill a man in  our regiment." ,.���  He felt the start the other gave, but went  on without change of voice. "I'd been watch-  ing my chance for a month; then I heard that  he enlisted, and I joined.    Now, the first time  he gets near me and nobody's looking -I'm going to shoot  him through the   heart���right  through���his���dirty���black:���heart."  "Good God!"   said the  other.    "Good   God  Almighty!".  "It's the truth," continued the elder in the  same quiet voice. "I picked the scoundrel  out of the gutter and tried to make a man of  him���took him right into my home, and that  was the worst day's job I ever did, for it didn't  stay my home long. My wife���my wife���  well, I had no wife after that. I don't know  what to think. She seemed a good girl���as  true a wife as a man ever had before���for  years���but���well, Kid, the reason I charged  up the hill today was to show -myself "that I  wouldn't be afraid to meet him face to face.  I'd have killed him openly before, but that.  would have brought the whole story out, and  the bums on the corner at home could laugh  and joke about���about my wife."  Tha Silence fell black around them. At  last the younger spoke.  "I'm only a kid, Bill, and I don't quite  understand these things. I don't know an}'-  thing about them, but I do know that you're  a square man. It seems awful to me, but  there's my hand just the same."  The other groped for it and squeezed it  heartily. A tingling came to his e}7es. The  boy's sympathy was'very sweet to his sore  heart.  "I have always been a square man, and  this job goes against me," he went on. "I  wish there was some other way out. of it."  *lO Lord, so do I!"groaned the boy. "Ain't  there anything Bill?"  "Nothing. I suppose if we both get back it  will be the same old misery all over again.  I suppose if I could talk about it. to-r-.to mj  wife���perhaps it might make some difference  ���but I can't sp^ak. The words stick in my  throat."  "Perhaps he'll get killed?"  "Not on your life.    His  sort never do.    No>  no!    There's nothing for it but for me to take  the law in my own   hands.    Good nieht   Kid!  I'm going to sleep."  The n*xt day Bill was struck on the head  by a piece of shell in the early part of the engagement.  A man who had hitherto kept carefully out  of sight ran forward and, picking him up,  started for the rear, carrying his insensible  body.  The Kid, who was leaning against the tree  bandaging his^hattered left arm, looked up as  they passed him.  "Why, it's Bill!" he cried. "Say, pardner,  where's he hit?    Is it bad?"  "In the head; don't know," answered the  stranger..  "Poor old Bill!'' said the boy, with quivering lips. "Oh, ain't this war a horrible business!    I don't want any more of their d- d  fighting!"  He had stood the pain of his own wound  without a whimper, but the sight of his friend's  bloody face was too much for overwrought  nerves. He broke down and sobbed like a  child.  "Brace up, Kid. Perhaps it ain't as bad as  it looks," said the stranger.  "Oh, that's all right for you to say,"  answered the boy. . "What is it to you? But  he wag my pardner, and I care something  about it."  The arms of the stranger gripped h>s burden convulsively. He turned a savag�� face  upon the boy. -   -  "Shut up yon fool!" he s?aid, then added in  a different voice: "Give me a lift with your  good arm, will you?    I feel kinder sick."  The Kid took his friend's feet under his arm  while the stranger supported the  shoulders.  So they staggered on until they came to the  field hospital.  There   they  laid   the wounded   man down  with all   possible tenderness.    The Kid went  t�� hasten a surgeon.  As Bill touched   the earth his eyes  opened,  vacantly at first, but with gradually increasing intelligence, fury gathering in them the  while, until they bent upon the stranger with  absolute ferocity.  The-other gazed steadily at him.  "Yeu here,-you black hearted dog!"   at  last  said Bill between his teeth.    "If I could   raise  a hand, I'd kill you!"  "Will you listen to,me a minute?" answered  the other. "I only ask you for a little time,  and every word shall be the.God's truth."  A weakness swept across the wounded man.  Life lost its intensity.    He nodded wearily.  "Well, Bill," said the stranger in a halting,  abrupt fashion. "I was a bad lot���there ain't  any doubt of it���and that my feelings toward  Sally were wrong I ain't going to deny, but  don't be too hard on the girl. It was all my  fault. I led.her along so quiet and easy that  she didn't suspect me. That she didn't  understand right away is true, too; but, Bill,  we're all human, and yoxa know I had the  trick of pleasing women. As God is my witness, Bill, it didn't go as far as you think.  Thfrn, and when she understood fully, she  wouldn't let me so much as touch her hand.  Still she felt, poor little soul, that she was to  blame in the matter, and she worked and  talked to me to show me what an awful thing  we'd done. She brought up how good you'd  been to both of us until I saw-���I saw.  "Then I ��nlisted right away���that's the  reason I came down here���to see if I couldn't  get out of it all in a decent sort of way, fori  am sick of myself���dead sick. And, Bill, I'll  never go back���I feel it in my bones, but even  if I should I couldn't trouble you any more,  for the girl gave it up of her own free will,  which ain't a little thing on this earth, where  none of us are angels. I might change again  ���I know it���I never was either good or bad  long at a time���but Sally is a different kind.  You'll never   have cause   to doubt her   again,  that's sure."  The wonnded   man looked at him with   sad  eyes.  "You always   wTere a liar, "h�� said   simply.  "That's so; that's so," assented th^ other  eagerly. "But nQt this time, Bill. I wish I  could tell with my dying breath, then you  couldn't help but believe me*"  The words had hardly left his  mouth when  ^\ mm��� ���?���g   it %  A  *ftJ'-T  .?*  If   x$ THE ECONOMIST.  <1~ "V  there was a ripping sound in the bush, instantly followed by a sharp "thwuck." A  piece of cloth leaped from the stranger's  breast.    A fountain  of blood spurted after it-  His eyes were fillled with wonder. H��  stood erect:���so���for a fraction of time; then  the muscles gave way, and he came crashing  to earth. A second later he raised himself  upon his elbow, struggling with the hurry and  confusion of his mind. He fixed his dimming  eyes upon his enemy, gasping:  "I'm gone, Bill���all true���so help me���  God!    Forgive"���  And he was dead.  Bill covered his eyes with his hands. The  vengeance which we gloat over looks horrible  when worked by other hands, g The bitterness  left his soul, and a  great pity   took  its place  "Oh, Lord," he prayed, "send me back to  my little girl!"���Criterion.  MINES AND INVESTORS.  Further developments   seem to  show  that  the strike in the Republic mine is very nearly  as good as at first claimed, and  without  any  reasonable doubt, this camp is making an extraordinary   showing.    At present  tkere   are  three  mines    in   it, the  Repu >lic, Mountain  Lion, and Sah Pool.    Many  of th�� others are  'wonderfully good prospects,   and if they have  not yet attained to the dignity of being called  mines, they have every   appearance  of some  day feeing included in that category.    Spokane  investors are taking  very  kindly to   most of  the stocks of the Republic  properties, and   if  our information is to be depended upon, there  will be a very marked increase in the   market  values of most of them before next spring.  As  an investment,   we  do  not reeommend   anything that is not on a  dividend   paying basis,  but as a spe@ulation almost any   of them will  show a handsome  profit before maay  months  : "are'past. '  There is a  very  flat appearance about the  Rossiand market, which by the bye, is confined  almost exclusively to properties in that vicinity.    The beautifully designed boom in Monto  Cristos, which,  concocted  amongst a  ring  of  brokers,  resulted in   the stock being  inflated  to 36 cents,   has. to mse a  vulgar but  exprss*  sive phrase,   "busted," and   holders of  Minto  Crist�� are how offering at 10 cents, and  find  considerable   difficulty  in  disposing of the ir  holdings even at th�� figure.    Virginius, which,  thanks   to  consummate  handling by several  shrewd operators, at one time reached the dollar limit, are   now being quoted   freely at  42:  iron Horse   however,  holds   its   own   fairly  steadily at 16^, and we  would not  b�� at   all  surprised to see this stock take a sudden jump,  as the property  is  in good  shape, and has a  showing, promising enough on its  merits, to  cause it to be  selected as the   next  "coming  bonanza."  In the Slocan an immense amount of deve-  opment work is being doa�� and by next spring  at least six new shippers will be adding to th��  returns from this district Some of the  eT^enper stocks of the properties in and around  Sandon are worth speculating in, as a strike in  any of them, means a veryT'apid advance in  price.       ,  Mining Notes.  Development is going along at the Monte  Cristo.  The new strike on the Novelty is seemingly  an important one.  The Alberta shows four inches of good ore  on the hanging wall.  The fortunate stockholders of the Republic  Gold Mining Company will receive their second  monthly 3 per cent dividend today. This  is the dhident declared October 15. The  amount distributed is 130,008.  Machinery is being installed on the Brooklyn and Stemwinder which are owned by  McKenzie &, Mann, the.C. P. R. contractors.  These properties have passed th�� prospect  stage and will be steady shippers with the  advent of a   railroad.  As soon as the balance of the machinery  or th�� concentrator on the Dandee arrives it  will be installed and put in operation. As  there are large reserves of ore in sight in the  Dundee it will Mot be long before the concentrator is in operation before the shipping of  the concentrated ore to the erne Iter will be  commenced.  The crosscut tunnel on the Rawhide claim  in Greenwood camp has reached the 175 foot  mark. The contract is for 350 at which point  it is expected t�� tap the ledge at a depth of  300 feet. The surfaee showing on this property is one of the best in the camp and great  things are expected when the ledge is reached  in the present workings. It is under bond  to Peter Larson, John Gallivan and others for  $40,000. The contractors expest to complete  their work by the first of the year.  The Killing of Juan Aparicio  Was one of the most tragic and far-reach-  ng political assassinations in the history of  the Latin-American republic. The marvellous story oi intrigue, revolution, and the  murder ��f people individually and eollectively  in Guatemala, grouped under this title, is told  by E. E. Sheppard, and furnishes one ��f the  principal stones of Saturday Night1 s Christmas. It is profusely illustrated by photographers of the various people concerned, their  homes and families, and sketches of life in  water-color add to the interest. None of the  events ar�� more than a year-and-a-half old.  Only one of the men is now alive who had any  leading part in the movement; some of the  recent "removals" took place not more than a  couple of months ago.  .Saturday Night's Christmas will contain  about 70 pages of most interesting reading  matter written by distinguished authors of  England, Canada and the United States.  One of the most humrous and attractive features is "Two Weeks Before the Mast," by  Charles Lewis Shaw, author of "Random Reminiscences of a Nile Voyageur,"  which also  appeared in Saturday Night. Its pictorial  supplement, "The Mystery of the Morn," is  without doubt the most beautiful and artistic  colored picture ever given with any newspaper  or magazine in the Old World or the New.  Another colored plate gives the famous flag  signal of Lord Nelson at Trafalgar, expressing  the sentiment, "England expects every man  to do his duty."  The edition will be ready about the middle  of November, and news agents and those desiring to have the Number carefully wrapped  in a tube for mailing, should send in their  orders to the Toronto News Company or the  publishers at once, as the supply is limited  owing to the costly nature of the work, and  will doubtless be exhausted almost immediately on it being offered to the public.  Mr. Sifton's Record.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier is quoted assaying that  Mr. Sifton will not retire fro^a the ministry of  the int*ricTr  to a   more   lucrative  post, whe^e  the   political winds   do not   blow   so   loudly.  The Premier is al*o stated to have added that  Mr. Sifton's usefulness was so w��ll recognized  that it was   mot  desirad shat  he  should  quit  his   present place.    Sir Wilfrid, of  course, is-  the .best judge of  the kind   of   men   likely to  serve him b��st, but it will he difficult  to comprehend how Mr. Sifton is held to help him of  the government.    The records are looked to in  vain for evidence of Mr. Siftora's success.    He  is the   head   ��f the immigration  department,  and .the immigration   agents heo sends to   the  British Isles ar�� greeted with hostile criticism  in their   spheres of   labor.    The  immigration  that attracts most attention to his department  work is objected   t�� by the   people of  the districts it is directed to, on   account of th�� newcomers'   qraeer���if  not   unpleasant���customs  and mode  of living.    H�� is,  in one sense, the  minister fer the West, and his schemes in con-  neetion with the West do not gain the snpport  of  the   representatives   of   that  part   of the  country   in   parliament,   even when they  are  Liberals.    Mr. Oliver, M. P., and the Edmonton Bulletin,   th�� most   influential  of  the Al-  beita papers, have assumed  towards him an  independent senai-hostile tone.    Mr.  Riehard-  son, M.   P.,  and   the   Winnipeg Tribune   are  openly hostile,   and make   attacks upon  him  parsohally as well as upon his administration.  So   many Liberals,   indeed,  are against   him  that the situation amounts almost to a revolt*  Th�� wonder, as each new critic   declares himself, is   only   as to  who   will   be th��   next to  speak  out his thoughts.    If   in th��   East Mr.  Sifton was winning respect or support, to compensate   for   the   losses he is   causing  in  tl ��  West, the benefit of his presence in the ministry   would  b��   understood.    Brat  th��  boldest  adulator will not   maintain that  the   Eastern  provinees applaud him.    H�� is known ehiefly  as the minister who went   furthest in   support  of the   Maekenzie-Mann Yukon   railway  contract, the killing of  which has mad��   th�� senate   popular,   even  among  Liberals.     If   the  Premier admires the man   who produces   this  sort of situation,  well   Ephraim   is   joined to  hi@ idols���let him alone.���Montreal Gazette, 6  THE ECONOMIST.  LOCAL  AND   PROVINCIAL.  The Nelson hockey club  will   build   a   new  rink.  Nelson   Scots   will   observe   St.   Andrew's  night.  The firemen are fixing up a   gymnasium, in  the fire hall.  Two lower rooms   in the new   public schosl  opened today.  The Nelson fire brigade will have a   hockey  club this season.  Harry Wright, clerk in th�� Government  office, will spend Christmas with relatives in  the East.  The   Nelson bakery has closed   its store   on  West Baker street and have appointed   Humphreys & Co.  agents for   their  bread,   pastry  cakes etc.    A   fresh   supply always on   hand.  Next to Nelson hotel.  Freighting from Brooklyn to Cascade,  which has been at the rate of 75 cents per  hundred, pounds has been raised to one dollar.  There are probably 100 teams or more on the  road and merchants are complaning because  of the great delay in receiving freight.  Golden Cache.  Mr. J. M. Mackinnon has resigned the  presidency of the Golden Cache 'Company..  Thisstep was taken on account of troubles  which have arisen between Mr. Mackinnon  and Mr. Skene, vice president of the company,  who is understood to represent the Oidroid  holding, which are practically a controlling  interest in the company.  The Royal Canadian.  The Nelson correspondent of the Spnkcsman-  ��� Review telegraphs his paper as follows:  "Work on the Royal Canadian/ seven miles  from Nelson on the Fortv-nine Creek trail, is  progressing favorably. One tunnel is in 330  feet, a second enters th�� mountain 150 feet and  a third tunnel has been started. A' recent  parcel of ore sent to England for asiay gives  $52 per ton in gold. Some 250 tons of similar  roek is now on th�� dump, and it is expected  that before long the mine will be a regular  shipper. The Royal Canadian is th�� property  of the DuKcan Mining Company."  All Relief Denied.  The Lieutenant-Governor -:n-Council has  rescinded the order whereby free miners may  obtain relief from forfeiture, due to the lapse  of a free miners' certificate. The original  order, which was approved October 29,1897,  provided that by making proper affidavits and  remitting $5 to the minister of the mines, a  free miner whose certificate had expired could  get a new lieense dating from the expiration  of the previous one. By this process claims  were saved from forfeiture, unless in the meantime they had been restaked by seme other  free miner. The new order-in-council which  went into effect November 15, rescinds the old  resignation, and does away with the possibility  of relief in case one's certificate expires.  The Theatre.  Jane Coombs, an actress of considerable  celebrity, with her company will appear this  evening at the Hume Hall in "Camille."  Miss Coombs has been before the public for a  number of years, and her work is regarded  very favorably by the critics. Tomorrow  night "Bleak House" will be given.  The Denver News has this to say of "Hands  Across the Sea," which opens at   th��   Skating  Rink, Monday, November 21,   by   the   R.   E.  French Theater Co. :    "The best  evidence   of  the great popularity of 'Hands Across the Sea'  is that it has played uptown theatres   in   New  York five times   this   season.    The   company  received a perfect ovation from a rather  cold  and   critical audience,   yet as   the play   progressed   and the   people   warmed   up to their  work and   displayed their   ability and   talent  the audience   warmed   up  to   them and  gave  them hearty   recognition that found  voice in  thunders  of   applause   and   repeated   curtain  cails.     The performance was  a complete   success from   beginning to   end.    The   company  made  a most favorable   impression   that will  secure   their  success    individually   and   collectively.    The new   scenery was   one of  the  features of (he play and with each  succeeding  change  received   a   warm-'reception froth   the  audience.    'Hands    Across   the   Sea,'  is   well  worth going a long distance to see and  is sure  to  attract a great house."    The company will  give a change   of bill  each   night   during the  week, and special Thanksgiving and'Saturday.,  matinee.      Popular   prices,   50 and 75   cents.  Monday a special invitation to the  ladies free  when accompanied by one paid ticket.  Board of Trade.    *.-'.  The South Kootenay Board of Trade met  Monday evening, J. Roderick Itobertson in  the chair. Several new members were elected.  The question of furnishing transportation  facilities for the Lardeau country was discussed.  The matter of making Nelson a divisional  poisat was discussed at length. It was proposed  to offer exemption from taxation for C. P. R.  lands in consideration of making Nelson a  divisional point. It was also proposed to  close the streets on the flat at the west end of  the town, which would be required for yard  accommodation.  A committee consisting of the mayor and  Messrs. Fletcher, Thomson, Grant and J. A.  Turner was appointed to draft a memorial on  the subject of providing public buildings for  Nelson, which will be printed and sent to all  the members of the house, as well as of the  cabinet.  Mr. H. B. Thomson then proposed the  fol-  Z2S8L1  .lowing  resolution   regarding  the  practice of  distributing   car loads of freight, whieh ,. was  carried:    "Resolved that the South Kootenay  Board of Trade beg to urge upon the Canadian  Pacific, Great Northera and Northern Pacific  railways  the expediency   of doing away   with  the s}rstem of distributing car loads of  freight  throughout the various points in the Kootenay  country in small quantities, at car load rates,  as this system   militates heavily   against   the  interests of local merchants  to the  advantage  of wholesale merchants at  far  distant points,  who are not in a position to properly   conduct  the jobbing business of the Kootenay country."  The following resolution was also carried:  "Resolved that in the event of the C. P. R.  abolishing the distributing of car loads, the  South Kootenay Board of Trade urge upon  the company the expediency of Nelson -being  put on relatively the same footing as regards  the local freight rates to points in East and  West Kootenay, as Winnepeg now enjoys to  all points west, and that similar resolutions be  sent to the Great Northern and Northern  Pacific railway companies."  The question of getting seven mails a week  for Nelson was then taken up, and a committee was appointed to lay the matter before  the Postmaster-General.  It was decided that the Board of Trade  should acquire an exhibit of local mineral  products.  YMIR.  Special Correspondence to The Economist/.  Albert Knowlton lost his life last Thuasday  at the Porto Reco mine while following his  daily labor as a miner. He along with his  partner were working in a raise, but the gas  overcome them, and Knowlton in some manner unexplained, fell face downward into a  pool of water where he was found drowned.  An inquest was held on Friday which brought  in a verdict of aecidentally found drowned, attaching blame to no one. On Saturday the  body was buried by the I. O. O. F. The deceased leaves a wife and three young children  for whom much sympathy is expressed.  The London & B.C. G@ld Fields are erecting  a telephone line from the station to the mine.  Two car loads of concentrating machinery  for the Dundee mine arrived here this week  from E. P. Allis Co., Milwaukee. The mill  building is complete, as soon as the machinery  is installed a mill will commence:  The Porto Reco machinery for the mill  reached here on Saturday from Sherbrooke,  snd is rapidly being hauled up to the mine.  Bertha Stanley and Robert C. Keene were  joined in the bonds of matrimony on Saturday evening at the parsonage by Rev. James  Hicks,  The White House Trading Co, are having  their store moved to more desirable quarters  near the post office.  The teamsters and packers of Ymir are exceedingly busy this fall; in fact it is a difficult  matter to get a team to haul a load of wood.  A large gang of men are working on the  Tamarac.  i-. y;  ^T>'iy-il-'*'l,",S    \ .  I   -  ..���,,.j n.n   i..._... ��� ..��� I .-.ill. .....i... ������   I  U.-TTM-.   -1IH-J IF-k ���I���J.I I.  !.!������  .Si '���.���>" JTWBM    '\-.'^ ^'���^���Tffi'SSS^^;*!? V j'ffi^ THE ECONOMIST.  ^AAVTA  1 H 1 a  &    ss  1  g  Jfessg^ V^2#.  ^s^  1 ^  Sfe.   ^SSg  B  -&a  &..  ^"U';>  anquet,  Hanging,   Hal!   and  3!ass   Stand   Lamps.  Christmas Gi^  iuumS  BAKER STREET, NELSON  WHOLESALE AN O   RETAIL  DEALERS  IN  ��v<C      ^'"^ j*"5*. "s5"   JC":*S   i"*"*    ���f^ *    ^ f��='^   P     ? "T" /��*>   S**^>   **^!i.   5����       ^        *  *"*-  gxra*   p���� ^cra^   w     ��  ��/n   4^5 f���8)  rl  ���S/1 L  7���  ^5 *>7 jSP3*5*   *=  X��       rWW  -T��W^  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orclers receive careful attention. ���  Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  s&>s  ^  ���^^ J  3k  A:  *.  i^^TicvcTyt^TS-^Vf:/s /N -> '7wr> /fwJjx ���;. ^ .���?��� --.^ <���!> 'in -i\ ^,. -t^:^ -I-.7,, ���vc"?,n ,;. yrr>fCTicvTo,cv?r^c :'!?-/f:-.X7-?i\ri^,,vvfr?;cvicviCvfr;��r'^cvs--r^5P'  Mil VI  ANGKLBS  Is now prepared to receive orders for  mastic and Steam Coal   and   Blacksmiths' Fuel  PRICES���Domestic and Steam Coal $5 75 per ton.  Blacksmiths1 Fuei s iaOO per ton!  S---Cash with Order.  Office in C. V/. WEST & GO'S.,Building  THE GREAT MININQ JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  vl  pact   ir<2ft.  ELL*  Mining -Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year.   Single Copies 5 cents.  SEND    FOR  To preserve the health the mertieal profession  are unanimous in declurinc-- that joy's Bread  is an essential. JZnjov good health", anrl use  joy's Bread.   '  WANTED.  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Kotice is hort  ���will be made t-o t'  15riIish t;olunibia  ���Act   to   ineorp'.-;a{  .name of t he '���J-srrt-ish Columbia  J eiep-iitnies,  Limited.''  !'<.';���  the  purpose  oi".cnai.;iin'tr   ihv.  company so to be incorporated to acquire and  takeover all right-:,  powers,, priviie^vs. franchises and assets held by the "New Westminster and Burr:u'd Inlet Telephone  Company,"  Limited,"' and   "The   Vernon    and    JNeison  Telephone Company,,: and vesting the same  in the company so to he  incorporated, and to  assume   the   liabilities ..entered   into  by the  aforesaid companies-.and for the conl'errinp;  upon the said Company so to be incorporated'  the powers to purchase, lease,  take over,   or  otherwise acquire the rights, privileges, franchises, powers and assets of a ay  company in  any part o'f the Province of British Columbia  having similar objects to the company  so to  be   incorporated,  and   to   amalgamate with  such other company  or companies  and   to  operate   and   carry  on  the   business of tlie  aforesaid company so acquired or to  be  acquired and for the  conferring upon the  said  Company so to b3 incorporated!of all such  powers ' as may  be   necessary to   fully and  completely carry on and operate the works  aforesaid, or any of them.  Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 1S9S.  MGPi-fiLi,ii>3 & Williams,  Solicitors for Applicants.  CLUB  HOTEL-  Corner Stanier and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, 10  cents  E. J.' Carrara, Proprietor.  CERTSF5CATE OF   i&JPRQVEMENTS.  "Hillside" mineml claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kodtomiy Instruct.  Where located:���On the east .side of Giveout  creek, and is tins east era extension of the  '�� liodie" claim, on Toad Mountain.  Take notice thatT, A. C. (Iambic, FrscJIiner's  Certificate No. 18592 A, agent for Edmund  James P.-dmer. Free Aiiner's Certineute No.  2U689-A, intend, sixty davs after date hereof, to  apply-to the Mining Itecorder for a: certificate  of improveracnts, for the purnose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.        And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of September. 1898.  A. G. Ga.mbli2. Agent.  Before buy in  CD  OR  4  ?.rgan  Go to Pa'inton's, the  & MUSIC C0..NEI  T. S. Gore.  H.    BUKNET.  'Cl  ;&.  J. H...McGregor  q hn  Provincial   and   DomiRivsi   Land  Sur  veyors and Civil ��Rgisseers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Ab  stract of Tide to Mineral .-Claims, &c.  NELSON,   -   - -   British  Columbia  Telephone 93   For  ELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand   Opposite   Central   Fruit   Store  New Great  Western Deal.  The Vancouver company, known as the Two  Friends Mine, Limited, whieh has been attempting the development of the Great Western mine in th�� Slocan, held a special general  meeting on Saturday, says the New Denver  Ledge, when it was announced that owing to  the company's funds being exkausted, and to  the inability of th�� company to raise money  by the further  sale of the treasury stock, it  had been necessary  to   close down  operations  at the property.    During the operation* of the  company   nine  car   loads   of   clean ore were  shipped, which, from smelter returns, averaged  114 ounces in   silver and   64.3 per cent,  lead.  About   400   tons    of   concentrating   ore  was  mined, of   which about   325   tons   weie   run  through the   Washington   mill,   propueing 66  tons of concentrates, which were also shipped,  the average returns being   104.5 ounces silver  and 50 per   cent. lead.    The   directors   of the  company   state  that it   will   require   another  $8,000 to carry on development, but being unable to raise this  amount they   recommended  the further   development and   working   <��f the  Great Western on the basis of t.   four months'  lease,    the   lesser   undertaking    within    four  months to   payoff   the   existing liabilities  of  the company���some  $45,000���with an   op' o i  to purchase within 10 months, and at the end  of 10 months, to organize a new company with  a capital of $500,000, of which ths Two Friends  company   will    receive   $237,500 in  paid    up  stock for its interest in the Great Western.  Si^^SMlli^^ THE ECONOMIST.  8  ������&������  11-'  is ���-.$���-  "1  /���  ITo*r Healtli and  mess  wm  f.#:--  Ijl'.  tft:  f:i|  "When 'The Wicklow Postman'  was out on  its   memorable   tour   a  year or so ago," said   an   actor   in  the company, "we almost stranded  in Hot Spring?.      Our   next   stand  was Texarkana, and the   manager  wired me we must be sure to   come  on���would certainly play to  a   big  house.     Well,    I    raised    enough  money   ��o  get to  Texarkana.      It  was dusk when   we  reached   there,  and, as we rode up to th��  hotel   in  a bus, 1 saw what I presumed    was  the glow of sunset over  the   housetops.      ' Bv Jove !'   I remarked   to  the driver, 'you do have   fine sun-  ��� j-etsdown heie.'    ' Sunset nothing !'  he growled,  as he   glanced   in   the  direction I was looking, ' that's th*.  opera-house on fire.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  ".Grand Union " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  lake notice that J, John A. Coryell, as agent  fer R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A', intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining'recorderfor a certificate  ��f improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  x crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice . that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated tliis 9th day of August 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  > jj  Notice of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date 1 intend to apply to the  Chief "Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  unsurveyed and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set on the south bank of Kootenay River about 2J,<J miles west of Nelson, and  marked " E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south forty chains, thenwe west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point-of beginning, containing ��no hundred  and sixty acres mere or less.  July 80, 1898. K. C. Arthur.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Princess Ida" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson mining division of-.West Kootenay District.  Where located :���On Morning Mountain,  near the he/id waters of Sandy Creek.  Take notice that I. John McLatchie, acting  as agent for B. R. C. Walbey, Free Miner's  Certificate No, 2(>57 A, William H Bambury,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 2751 A, and Michael Egaiv Free Miner's Certificate No. 2584  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this first day of October, 1898.  Joiisr McLatchie, P. L. S.  nay.  vited.  Bvery  one  The   Largest  Supply   of  Horse      Blankets      Ever  Brought into   the Koote-  High Grade   Article.    Inspection in-  OPPOSITE P. O.  NELSON, B. C.  KOOTENAY LAKE SA W MILL  CERTIFICATE OF I IMPROVEMENTS.  " Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson   Mining Division of W����t Kootenay  District.  Where located :    North fork of 8a,luaen River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that 1, John A. Coryell, ao agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of Improvements" for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 27, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, Agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Canadian Queen" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division, of West Kootenay  district.  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  about two miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Corvell, as agent  for W. F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  88578 A, E. M. Ingram, Free Miner's Certificate  No. No. 5292 A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certifle-ate No. 8888 A, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, 1S98.  John A. Coryell.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned, Work-  9  Photographers  VANCOUVER and  NELSON  wear Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsow.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Relief Fraction " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  494SA, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of "improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crow�� grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th dav of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  JOHN RAB, AGENT.  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  J&hn A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Star Shine"   mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay dis-  tr>Vhere located : North fork of Salmon River,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Big Bump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North  Fork.  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 13081A, intend, sixty-  days from the date hereof, to apply to the raining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Cobykll, agent.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Gold Island" mineral claim; situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Mootenay  District.  Where located:���Two miles east ofYmir.  Take notice that I, Walter Askew, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2,630 A, for myself, and  acting as agentfor W. C. Forrester, Free Miner's Certificate No. 9S,363, and Charles W,  Arnould, Free Miner's Certificate No; 2,629 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  si crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th day of September, 1898.  Walter Askew.  Subscribe for  i-jw-uuHiuiiunwranun  ��� IVIMIVJl  k\ ^'���������^y^~^:^;^'i^^w*'y. ��-*��� THE ECONOMIST,  9  c?  SHORT   STORIES.  Father Healy was a constant  vistor at th�� Vice-regal Court,  Dublin, in Earl Speneer's time.  On one occasion an aide-de-camp  asked him, " as an authority on  Biblical subjects," whether he could  tell him the difference between the  cherubim and seraphim, "indeed,"'  replied Healy, "I believe they had  a difference a1 long time ago, but  they have made it up since."  Guaranteed Superior to any Sweetened nilk on the rtarket. Recommended  by Physicians. Manufactured and Guaranteed by THE MANITOBA DAIRY  COrtPANYl-.JL'td. .       "'       v  One of the   late  James    Payn's  stories concerned   a   dean, famous  as a gourmet, who in is dinings out  was, of course, asked to say   grace.  The worthy dignitary first scanned  the menu.     If it was an   ordinary  repast,  the   grace   began,   " Lord,  we  thank   Thee,"  " but,"    added  Pays, " if there wag turtlesoup, the  invocation commenced, 'Bountiful  Creator !'"  Jr�� . ��j  esale Ajrent.  Scotch caution is well illustrated  in the story told by a minister  who taught a. Bible-elasg in Edin-  burg. Having missed one of his  students for Several Sundays, he  said to one of her relatives: "I  heana seen yeer cousin Bell at the  class for a long while. Ye ken it's  her duty tae attend the eehule.  Whaur has she gaen ?" u Ican-  na very weel tell y�� that, meen-  ister," was the careful reply, u But  she's deed."  Judge Henry Howland tells tie  story of the embarrassed but generous-hearted young man who felt  called upon to relieve the sudden  cessation of drawing-room conversation, which oftentimes overtakes  evea the most brilliant social circles.  With th�� blushes surmounting his  cheeks, he timidly turned to the  daughter uf the hostess, who was  not present in the room, and inquired : " Ho-how is jro-your mo-'  mo-mother ? N-not th-that I gi-  give a d���n, bu-but it ma-makes  ta-talk."  TTTHEN you buy ���. ���  VV OKELL A MORRIS'  TTo"W7nnnnro"inor^  O'KELL & f    !l n     �����"  _ Preserves^ MORRIS'  "rait Preserves  yon get ^nrhat are pure British. Columbia  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  home.  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  The other day a would-be playwright brought to Richa d Mansfield a play for him to read. The  actor found it execrable, and when  the author demanded a verdict,  Mr. Mansfield felt it a kindness to  point out the mistakes he had  made. But the tyro waxed wroth.  " Do you know that play cost me a  year's hardlabor !" he exclaimed.  " My dear man, you are fortunate,"  returned the imperturbed actor;  "a more just judge would have  made it ten years���he really  would."  Chauncey M. Depew has a fine  capacity to invent anecdotes or to  adapt old ones, as when at dinner  he convulsed the house by describing a new member of Congress  seated in an old black barber's  chair, and saying, " Yuu have  shaved many other statesman.; in  the past, such as Clay and Wel-  ster." '������* Yes, sir," replies the  barber, somewhat frigidly : "you  aie fgemething like Mr. Webster."  " In my brow?" inquires the  statesman. " No," replied the barber, "in your breath."  a Id we  TEAS AND COFFEES:  Blue Ribbon, Salada and Upton's Teas.       Blue Ribbon Coffee.  ALL BRA    DS AND  will you roast over a hot cooking stove during  this warm ^weather when we can supply y��u  with a coal ��il stove which will save your temper as well as  your pocket ? . You can do any thing with them.  Wehavc also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  Patrick Ryan, a section foreman  in Colorado, never wasted company  material on    words.      One    foggy  morning,  while running over   his  section, he collided with   an extra  freight, and Ryan's car was reduced  to  scrap-iron and  kindling  wood.  The report of   th��  accident  to his  superior  ��fficer was    as    follow! :  " Pether   Moriarity,   Roadmaster,  Esquire :   August the   wan : foggy  mornin':   wildcat frat��, green man  at the brek ; handkar   smashed   to  hell; where will I ship the wreck ?  ���-P. Ryan, sec. man."  In 1805, Pitt called a meeting of  the British militia colonels to consider his Additional Force bill.  Some objected to the clause which  called them out Under all circumstances, and argued that this  should not be " except in case of  actual invasion." "Then," said  Pitt, " it would be too late." Presently they came to another clause,  when the same objectors insisted  on the militia not being liable to  be sent out of th�� kingdom. "Except, I guppoie," said Pitt, with  cruel sarcasm, " in case   of  actual  Wagon work and BlacksaiithiHg in all its Branches.  iacksmith' Co.  H. A.  PR��SSER,  Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELS9N,  6. ��  invasion  9J  ML. R. SMITH & CO.  (Established 1858.)  Manufacturers of  BISOUITS AND CONFEOTIONERY  * re(��!M��?.,orCARLEY VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  umpnreys  Nsxt to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. IB.  "Mr. Grizzley seems to be a deep  thinker," remarked the impreflsioi -  able young woman. "Yes,"replied  Miss Cayenne. "He ean't talk five  minutes  without getting   away be-  ��  Agents for  Victoria  Colonist  Sbatti.k Timks  B. F. BuL-LJtTisr  S. F. Call  Narrow KcoKOMiers.  ct uysters  Li I  fi^m.i -P5it.����'����� 10  THE ECONOMIST.  n  1  3  ��ir  Clearing Up A Mystery.  The London Evening News reports  the arrival in England from    Australia of   a   Mr.  Healem and  his  wife, the former of whom hopes   to  be of  some  service   to   Sir Roger  Tichborne,     having    known     the  original Sir Roger, and   being   able  to   give   evidence    respecting   his  career.      Healem has come to England in    connection   with   money  affairs of his own,   and  will   settle  for   the present   in   Lincolnshire.  But he has also been in communication with Sir Roger   and   his  lawyer,  and   expects   that they     will  shortly  put   him   in   the   witness  box.     Of course he hopes   to reap  some   profit  out   of   it.     He   has  broken up his   home in Australia,  where he was living comfortably on  money made at the diggings where  he  met the late Sir Roger and  his  companions.  His story, ^hich deals with a  period of about forty years ago, is  in its main points as follows :  ���Sir Roger, Arther Orton, and  two others, he" says, were partners  in a slaughtering and butcher's  business, supplying the wants of  the diggers in what is now the town  of Maryborough. Mr. Healem  also asserts that they were bushrangers, and that the profits of the  butchery were added to by obtaining their livestock by,ether means  besides purchase. . Eventually  they dissolved partnership, the  share falling to each being about  ��1700. Orton and one of the men  named engaged themselves to a  man named Davis, and Sir Roger  went with them.  They were all in mortal   fear   of  capture for   some   of   their lawless  expeditions, and Mr. Healem asserts  that Sir Roger was sending, or was  supposed by his companions to   be  about   to send,   the  whole   of his  money to some lady fn Sydney,  to  be held under a   false  name.      Sir  Roger had, besides the ��1700   from  his   share  of  the   business,    some  ��800 in   nuggets   purchased   from  various diggers.     It was his inten-  to leave the country with this  ��2-  500  as    soon as he could manage  it, the nugets having been obtained  to add color to the story he would tell  his   relatives of his luck at the diggings.    While the three men were at  Davis's Sir Roger disappeared murdered,   in   Mr.   Healem'    opinion.  He*was a drinker, and when in his  cups   let   out   many matters   connected with  his   past   which   were  carefully noted down by  Orton   in  a pocket-book, and   which  are already known to the world.    It was  these   drunken   babblings   of  Roger that led to his eventual disappearance and all the events that  have followed.  Orton   and  th��  other,, man    referred   to   always   pulled together,  and, in Mr. Healem's opinion, were  confederates    in    the    conspiracy.  When matters were ripe for the m-  tendend   coup,   Orton, he asserts,  proved   false   to    his   companion,  seeured   his  incarceration    in    an  asylum  a3   a   lunatic,   and   then  came to England with the   capital  &Uji>plied by   his   own ��1,700 Cres-  well's ��1,700 and  Sir   Roger's   $2,-  500, which   in   some way was   obtained    from    the    Sydney    lady.  Orton    knew    Sir    Roger's     alias  equally with his oih��-r  secrets   and  would have   lad   no  difficulty   in  getting the money.  Such is Mr. Healem's story. If  it be true, it will go a long way  toclearing up one of the great mysteries of the century: Mr. Healem  will be in England for some months,  and Sir Roger and his lawyers will  have plenty of li ne to sift the storv,  and ascertain how far it is reliable,  and whether it will justify them in  bringing this sensational case onco  more before the world.  Some doctors claim that un-  heaMhy results follow kiting.  They've got the cause and effect  twisted. Kissing is generally the  result of a heart  affection.  He���There are two periods in a  man's life when he never under-  B'hii 's a worn n.  She���Indeed 1 And when are  they?"  He���Before he is married and  afterward.  A well-known naval dignaitary  has a beautiful daughter. A young  ensign, with no resources but his  salary, fell in love with her, and  asked the old gentleman for her  hand. The father at once taxed  him with the fact that he had only  his salarj7���hardly enough to keep  him in white gloves and to burnish  his brass buttons. " Well, Mr.  Admiral, what you say is true.  But when you were married you  were only a midshipman, with even  a pmaller salary than mine. How  did you get along ?" asked the  ensign, who believed he had made  the most diplomatic of defences.  But not so. The crafty old sea-dog  thundered forth : "I lived on my  father-in-law for the first ten yearp,  but I'll be d d if you are going to do it !  i?>  CREAMERY BUTTER*0^#^FRESH  EGGSK^X  ������������: ������#.-. .  ��� .  ^T~  M We  have a full stock of all   lines   of our   goods  jjg in our Warehouse at Nelson, and will quote  Close prices to dealers only  We   have   on  track  to-day   four  cars   Ashcroft  potatoes, which are the best grown in B. C.  PARSONS   PRODUCE  CO.,  Winnipeg, Man. ^Vancouver, B.C., Nelson, B. O.  P. j; RUSSELL, MANAGER, NELSON, BRANCH.  GRANBERRIES>00O0^F1NNAN   HADDIE  CO  '%  TORONTO,  ONTARIO.  Manufacturers of the Famous  OXFORD RADIATORS,  BOILERS and   HEATERS,  STOVES and   RANGES.  a  a  The Oxford Radiators and Boilers are used in the largest  and best constructed buildings in Canada and the United"  States.    For quotations write to  Agent for British Columbia.  VICTORIA.  "1  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON KASLO  SLOGAN CITY  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonloo  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events. 8tartlnar  price commissions executea  Latest betting received by cable  VICTORIA, B.C.  rs and manufacturers  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  C. P. O. Box 498. THE ECONOMIST.  11  BOOK   GOSSIP.  M. Edmond Demolin'b " Anglo-  Saxon Superiority" had a great  run in , its native French. Now  the book is attracting increasing  attention in translation. Its tenth  edition is out. The old original  French map of the world on its  cover left out Cuba and Porto  Rico from the spots of earth  colored to show Anglo-Saxon influence.  The  wife   of   a    certain    Berlin  bookseller    presented    him    with  eleven sons, one after another.   The  good man carried   his  professional  spirit into family life ; so he named  them   Primus),   Secundus,   Teriius,  and so on   to Dccimus.      He  concluded it was time to  stop   at   the  eleventh, so he named him   Finis ;  but it was not "Finis.     There   was  yet another to come, a daughter this  time, so he called her Errata.  agggrosn  Once Tried no Family will Use any Other,  Satisfaction Guaranteed by th  e  I   I At ft a 1 PA I w  CARLEY& PtEL,  Agents for the K  Says a Chicago despatch : Unless claimed and' removed bv its  owners within a short time, the  old Uncle Tom's cabin, the home  at one time of Harriet Beecher  Stowe's immortal hero, which has  been standing at the north end oi  Libby Prison grounds since the  World's Fair, will be sold to the  highest bidder, or otherwise dis  posed of. The cabin was brought  here at the time of the World'8  Fair from the lower Red River  country in Texas. It did not  prove a great attraction, but its  owners made no attempt to take it  away at the conclusion of the   fair.  Kipling's muse has her off days,  but Kipling makes her sing even  when she is not in heavenly mood,  or with her face turned toward the  everlasting meaning. Apparently  Kipling has done this in giving  voice to the sneer which greeted the  Czar's peace proclamation, instead  of to the sigh of prophetic aspiration which was the deeper expression of the human heart universal.  Kipling says in his new poem,  " The Truce of the Bear,"  " There is no truce with Adam-Zad,  the man who looks like a bear."  Just as a story and a piece of the  Kipling pattern of verse, the poem  is, of course, intensely readable.���  Boston Transcript.  Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand   Opposite  Central   Fruit   Store  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelsoa  Special attention giren to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  ocal aaesthotics.  Qtieeu Automatic Refrigerators  i  t     r  ream Freezers-  ughtning Ice  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, with Electric welded vrirc hoops  when;   you    order  s.  I {ten  you  will   foe   sure  of having the best.  AND  Josephine Street  eating  Nelson.  Optician and Watchmaker,  FvicKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  COMHANDINa ATTENTION g  is   simply a   matter   of being  :'well dressed.  Those who wear garments:  cut and tailored by us will re-;  ceive all the attention a well I  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris;  Homespuns are marvels of!  good quality, good style and j  good        workmasliip.        The;  value is great  aker  !  i  ^1*  eisori.  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in ^  WINES,   L.IQUORS,   HAVANA   OIGARS,   ETO,  All the leading brands always in stock.  * RiTHER  YATES    STREET,  g Bebxb  html umi J5ft!M*Mff  VfOTORfA, B.O.  Mining Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year.  Single Copies 5 cents.  SEND    FOR  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Angeles Cal.  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., Loiulou.  Genera! Shipping & Insurance Agents  Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Bont Agents. Order* executed for cyery description of British and Foreign MerchandiRC.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured a^ainwt Iom by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life Aecidcnt and Boiler Insurance in the beat office*. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits Insured.  Loans and MortuAeces Noffollatod. Estates Managed and Rents  Colleoted.   Debentures bought and sold.  ������'  GENERAL    -    RINANCIAL  c^  ���HWEfilESSEEBTO^^  ������^^ J   I-  %  2*  -.fa  Liquors  "Wines  , Cigars  Beer  Tobacco��  Carpets  Mattings  Dry G-oods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  Ei^AY  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B.C.  ODDS  AND ENDS.  "Mrs. Gobang seems to be thoroughly up to date."'  "Yes; she even has a smokeless  husband."  AND  Quick Time, Good Service,  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  No Customs Difficulties.  First-class and Tourist Sleepers through from  Paciiic to Atlantic and to St. Paui daily.  Through tickets to and from all parts of Canada and the United States.  Radibourn���''My dear fellow, it  is always better to begin at the  bottom of the ladder?"  Chesnor���"Non-ente! How about  whet- y >u are escapi; g from   fire?"  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Mrs. Browne���'(Are you satisfied  with the resubs of your daughter's  course in college?"  Mrs. Whyte���"Indeed, yes; she's  g��ing to   marry one of the  profes  sor*  ?)  W.  F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson. B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. A ���rent  Vancouver B.C.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European' points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Rv  ��-gent or  >       G.  S.   BEER,  C.   P.   R. Agent,   Nelson.  W     .  STITT,  Gen     S.   S.  Agt., Winnipeg.  The Husband���My dear, did you  get any good from the sermon today? '  The Wife���I did; I am fully  convinced that I might be worse  than I am.  HAVE    OPENED    AT  l^^U$^L^L&>  A FULL LINE OF  Dominion and  Provincial-^^sbw���^  Land Surveyor,  n-.... n..<����nwv.Unii.e.a..Wolc.nn.,.H. P.  "He told me he could live on  bread and cheese and kisses."  ���'What then?"  "I found out that he expected  papa to furnish the bread and  cheese "  Johnny���"Why are you putting  camphor on those furs?"  Mamma -"To keep the moths  out of them."  Johnny���"What will the moths  do if they get into tbe furs?"  Mamma���"'Eat the hair off."  Johnny���''Well, why didn't you  put camphor on pa's head to keep  th�� moths off it?"  -AND-  'ks��''"  wETO'rTr::^". *st3

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