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 gaBBCTmmjggjWjaaagg  rtair an iffif��wrnnmafi��m. imnminini.ini wwwb  mi  VOL-  I.  NELSON,  B.   C,  WEDNESDAY,   NOVEMBER 24,   1897.  NO.  20.  THE NELSON ECONOH I ST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, E. C.  D. M. Carley.  .Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  c.   One Year to Canada and United States.. $2.00  \id in advance. .7  ���.������.:-. Iv50  One     jar to Great Britain. -..,;.'  2.50  If paid in advance.    .,.  2 00  Remit: by Express, Money Order,  Draft,  P. 0.  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 articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  All roads will lead to the Klondyke as long  as the excitement lasts, but not everyone who  starts will get to the goal.      Just   at   present  there are more people coming out  than   there  are going  in,   and   this   will   probably be the  case for some time to   come.      Every   steamer  1 coming from the   north   brings  a large  contingent of disappointed   fortune   hunters   and  the tales of hardship they tell   ought   to   be  sufficient to deter others from   attempting the  journe3v at least before the weather moderates  and the season fairly opens.       It   is   now   an  established fact that  under  existing  circumstances it is practically an impossibility to get  to the gold fields over the snow covered passes  and frozen waterways.      Among   others  who  realize this fact appears to be one Joseph  De  1'Etoille,  of Ottawa.      This  venturesome  individual proposes reaching the Klondyke in a  balloon, and has induced certain of his friends  to undertake the perilous  voyage with him.  The balloon, we are told,  is   ready, with   the  exception of a heater, to secure which a member of the baloon company has gone to  New  York.     Our Yankee friends are said to take a  very lively interest   in   the  party   and  their  enterprise���it might be a good way of evading  the customs tolls, so obnoxious to Uncle Sam's  traders at present.      Joseph intended to have  started on Oct. 15, but   'owing to the   nature  of the complicated machinery to be  used, and  to the fact that  the   material   required  could  not be obtained at Ottawa,'' the trip has been  deferred.     It might be well for the balloonists  to wait until we hear from  Andree, who  is  supposed to be  somewhere in the   region   of  the Klondyke ; it might save the trouble and  expense of sending a search party after them.  Various estimates are made as to the cost of  the recent municipal elections in Greater New  York. Comparing these figures carefully it  is safe to approximate at $2,400,600, and this  only represents what are called '' legitimate  expenses." It seems an immense amount of  mOney considering the end accomplished, but  New Yorkers claim that by putting so much  in circulation business generally w7as favorably  effected. But in considering the expense we  must remember that there were no less than  200 offices to be filled, and that there were  854 candidates in the field. The election cost  the municipality $497,000. There were 1,522  polling places, in charge of 12,176 paid attendants, and the printing of the ballots cost  $26,000. It is said that the postoffice handled  3j 000,000 packages of campaign literature.  Our Yankee friends are fond of boasting of the  greatest things on earth, and certainly in the  , matter of election expenses they are j ustified  in doing so.  It is the general opinion of those who have  lived in the country that the Boers are  being  gradually   ousted < and   that   ultimately   the  Transvaal    will   be  under   the   British   flag.  There are not many thousand Boers   in   the  Transvaal���all told  they  would not show up  as well as the census of one of our more   important   cities���and these are  scattered   over  the   country,    each   man   holding   a  tract  of  several square miles in his own right.   Johannesburg, for instance, is to all intents and purposes a British city, the Dutch element being  represented only by   the   officials.      A  stroll  through Johannesburg, Pretoria or any of the  other populous districts will show  that  there  are but very few indeed of the Dutch in business.       The two races   appear   to  get  along  together very well, and there would  be  even  less friction but for the   unfortunate  Jameson  raid, the effects of which, however, are rapidly  dying out.  It looks as if it would be a safe business  proposition for some enterprising insurance  company to issue a policy on the life of Theodore Durant. From present indications it  seems as if the convicted murderer of Blanche  Lamont will die a natural death and attain a  ripe old age. The murder was committed in  April, 1895, and after one of the most exciting  trials in criminal history, the case was given  to the jury (who had been listening to the  sickening details for three months) on Nov.  1 of thpt year. As will be remembered, a  verdict of guilty in the first degree was  brought in on this occasion, and the prisoner  was sentenced to be hanged on February 21,  1896.    Then began the fight for his life, which  has been vigorously waged ever since. Every  technicality that could possibly be introduced  has been trotted out in favor cf the convicted  man, and despite the fact that he has been on  three separate occasions sentenced to death, he  is still on the land of the living, hale and  hearty���an a .imated monument to justice as  administered '.n the United States. If Theodore Durant be guilty of the murder with which  he is charged he would, in any other country in  the wTorld in which capital punishment is in  vogue, have paid the peualty years ago ; if he  is riot guilty he would be a free man to-da}'.  He is either guilty or he is '.innocent. The  courts have pronounced him a murderer, yet  it seems as if they cannot carry into execution  their own decrees. What a travesty upon the  boasted justice of the United States !���  Not since   the great  conflagration   of   1666  has there been such a disastrous fire in London  as that of Friday last.       It is   estimated   that  there was   $15,000,000   worth of property destroyed, but fortunately, although   there were  several very narrow escapes,   no loss of life is  chronicled.       The fire broke out in broad day  light in a large block of buildings   to the east  of Aldgate street and between   that thoroughfare and Red Cross street.       A general  alarm  was sounded bringing hundreds of fire engines  to the scene, all of which played on the seething mass, but with little effect.       The flames,  fanned by a high wind,   spread  rapidly until  the whole immediate neighborhood was enveloped.     It seems miraculous that there was no  loss of life, considering the huge   walls of masonry that were falling on all sides.     This fact  was no doubt due to the vigilance of the police  who were on hand in thousands to prevent the  excited crowds   from rushing  into   danger or  impeding the  firemen in   their   heroic   work.  There   is,    perhaps,    no   more   efficient   fire  brigade in the world than that of London, and  certainly no city can surpass England's  metropolis in the matter of effective fire apparatus.       The   buildings,  too,   are of brick and  stone. Despite all this, however, a $15,000,000  fire has occurred.  It is surprising all the thrash concerning  the Yukon country and emanating from prejudiced American sources, that is published  in Canadian newspapers. Our cousins at the  other side of the boundary line, having fought  so desperately and unsuccessfully for a monopoly of the trade of the gold fields, are now  trying to belittle the Yukon district generally.  To attain their object the most exaggerated  accounts are published of the dangers  of the  i  tt  ^q-  5S"*l^'JMfip   M |Pi��ii�� i\ ������**r"  T"ijpTwwrrr  "rT"T  "^&  t.*.  v*  J****  MT�����T-  if  in. ���������in iu^ **mw Hi"fr��'**iffiSi3 THE NELSON ECONOMIST  climate,;,the'' sufferings  of the   hardy   fellows,  who have: surnibunted , all obstacles, and   got  there, and the ovcr-exacting  demands,  of the  customs authorities.    .And  the  worst of it is  that Canadian newspapers, republish   all. this  stuff, or accept it direct from a biased and pre-'  judiced  source.       One day we read of six feet  of snow on  the' trails   and half-starved   men  working, their way through ��� it and  to   certain  death ;  the next conies an  .accoui:t   of  death'-'  and impending famine,   and then the   exorbi-'  taut custom house dues to which unfortunates  are subjected���even   the   hat   on   the head of  the-prospectorand the shoes on his  feet being  held dutiable.    ; So   we   are  told,   despite the  fact that the.customs tariff,is fixed and  ought  to-be   known.      The   last of these exaggerations is that it costs $5   per   pound   to   bring  beef to'Dawson City..   Five dollars per pound !  And this yarn is going the rounds of the Canadian press, : although  emanating   from   Port  Townsend, ���.'.'. ; '7  near Christina Lake. The price is said to be  $50,000. A The7 British American Corporation-  evidently means business, and as its capital.is  s ubscribed in London,, Eng,, it is to, be; Loped  that the success of the enterprise will, encourr  age other British .capitalists.to invest in .mining properties in this county. That we have  untold .mineral wealth is a point generally  conceded, and the more capital we can command, to develop it the better will the fact  become established. We hope the action of  the British American Corporation will prove  an incentive to others to invest in our mineral  properties.  bear in mind that the object which they desire  to attain is not. altogether unmixed with evil.  The torisorial- artists .of Paris have their  business fairly-well- regulated for them by  'legislation.' For instance-, all metal instruments-must be 'plunged:..; directly after using  into boilinp\ seapv-"water.7: All combs of tor-  toise-shell, ivory oivceiluloid must be replaced  as far as- possible:-by metal, ..so ats to be more  easily,;.-cleansed and .disinfected., Scissors,  razors r-clippefs.: and, brushes must be kept in  a stove andr heated to 100 deg. centigrade, or  ���in a receptacle containing a prescribed chemi-  cai solution, before Use.. 1 Shaving brushes  must be dipped.in. boiling water. Instead of  powder puffs,-blowers-.must be used. Finally,  hair dressers, must wash .their hands before  passing to another; customer. . Such regulations as these would lead one to believe that  the Parisian barber is not a very cleanly  individual. It is a well established fact that  to the barber's shop .a great deal of.disease may  be traced,, and that cleanliness should prevail  in these establishments . is of the greatest  importance. ��� We are fortunate in this country  inasmuch as it is. not necessary to legislate bur  kuiehts of the razor >and. scissors into clean-  liness.       - .< .-.   ���, . .--..���  Science tells US: that the .-human, brain is  composed "of at least 300,000,000 of nerve  cells, eaclr an independent organism. . The  lifetime of a'nerve-cell is estimated to be about  sixtv days, so that75,000,000 die every day,  about 200,000 every -hour, and nearly 3.500  everv minute, to be succeeded by. an equal  number of 'their progeny. Thus,once in every  sixty days a man has a new brain- . We fancy,  we know a few of our contemporaries to whom  this rule does not -apply���-at:��� least their new  sixty-day brain as-judged by their writings,,  does not appear to be an improvement on the  old one.  Hon. Chasj, H.   Macintosh,   Lieut-Governor  of the North. West-Territories," and managing  director of the  British American  Corporation'";  has just-closed a deal L.y which  his' company'  secures seventeen p.f. the nineteen claims' which'  The following proclamation has been issued  b}7 P. .W. Scott, secretary of state:  " Whereas it hath: pleased Almighty God,  in His great goodness, to vouchsafe this year  unto our Dominion of-Canada, a bountiful  harvest and other blessings. We, therefore,  considering that these blessings enjoyed by  our people throughout the said Dominion-do  call, for a solemn and public acknowledgement,  have thought fit, by and with the ad vice of  Oiir privy council for Canada to appoint, and  we do appoint, Thursday, the twenty-fifth day  of November next, as a day of general thanksgiving to .Almighty God for the bountiful  harvest and other blessings with-which Canada lias been favored this year ; and ...we .do  invite all oar loving subjects, throughout Canada to observe the: said day as a day of general  thanksgiving."  ���While-in ��� this sectiom:of country we- have  reason to be thankful for the bountiful harvests which the farmers of other parts of the  dominion are reapine, we have the additional  incentive to thanksgiving by reason of the  wonderful develoumert of our mineral re-  sources. ;    '���'".''".    ������''���'������  In speaking of the wealth' of Great Britain  -an exchange savs that the amount of deposit  and current accounts in all the banks of the  United Kingdom may be. taken as varying  between ^68o,oro.ooo and ��690,000,000���  -more than ,^161 per head 'of the population.  When one conroares'the private incomes of  Great Britain with those of America the average British citizen (reckoning men',.w'c-men -and  children) receives ^34, whereas the America-11  onlv gets A-24. 'Taking another basis for-eal-  culation, Great Britain comes second. . If-all  the .wealth of the countries were divided  equally among- the people in each, Australians  would receive ,��870 per bend; the ' United  Kingdom ,��247 .(excluding Ireland, ^263);  France, ,��224 per head ; United States, $210 ;  and German>', ^146. This must be noted,  however, that While Australia, in point of  wealth comes out at the ton, most of the  country is.mortgaged to English capitalists.  go  to make up the  Algonquin group;" located  The- p'e'opie.of��� Rey.elstoker.are again agitating j  for in eoi^oration;,7; and /...with .an. earnestness' j  whicli^brouiis.es:tQ7eiisure..success.- At a pub- !  lic'meetitegpi&st;^:^ that a   !  reve;ntre--?of;'S^i5;vOpQ; eoulW/be.. raised.       The  g-bvef nnieat expe 1 id-iture.las t -year was said' to '  have- totalled^ Si,.700.'  .;,,llie :,great   progress  made of in te-. en titles Revelstoke. to incorporation, if-the-people so desire, but they ought to  .In; November of each year there/is  one day  set apart for thanksgiving.      In   doing  so the  authorities   take;into   consideration   the   fact  that the ha}7", grain and the  other fruits of the  soil have all been gathered in and housed for  the winter.       The farmer has worked hard in  seeding-'time ; he has  cultivated  the   growing  crops with care ; the sweat has rolled from his  brow and .body in  the hay field and harvest  field, and with justice he looks upon his labor  with pridejmd satisfaction.     But the thoughtful man does not forget that He who controls  the secret forces of life  and   death, of, growth  and decay,   has  crowned-with   this   abundant  fruitage   the industry   and  perseverance, that  would otherwise have been   exercised in vain.  The idea of a dav of thanksgiving no doubt  originated in the New ������ England   States,   and  was in  all   probability  suggested   by  an   old  England .festivity.       While the first Thanksgiving differed.-.-.materially  from  the  Thanksgiving of to-day, ��� the idea  of  being   thankful  for something to an  all-wise   Providence   and  observing this gratitude in a  public  way   has  not'changed much with intervening ages.  In this broad Dominion to-day we have.  much to be thankful for. From the east  comes intelligence of a bountiful harvest ; the  staple industry of the great Northwest far stir-,  pass aiwthing in previous years, and at home  .in British Columbia we have experienced a  year of unprecedented prosperity, and for all of  these things, oh, Lord, make us.truly thankful.  From every province in this great dominion,  let the psalm of thanksgiving ascend ; from  every city, town and village, let joyful voices  send ud the psalm of praise : "I will sine  unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me."  ��� There are thanksgivings and thanksgivings.  The appropriatness of gorging oneself with  turkey and plum-pudding as a recognition of.  the goodness of God, it is difficult to see. Of  course the man who magnifies his own share  in procuring the good things of life, is only  consistent in patting the. thank-offering; upon  his own table. ;B,it . there . is a better way,  " Ye have the poor always with yon." Spread  the table for them ; they are the Lord's po'or  and you are His stewards. " He that giveth  to the poof lendeth. to the Lord." ..  We -have schools - for. almost even/thing- ���  schools for" even .scandal ; why .may not. we  have schools for Thanksgiving ?. Men would  be more profited in such a school than by  mastering' the sciences; Grumblers are the _  advocates of in fidelity ��� grateful, souls, like  the world of nature, declare the gloiw of God.  Thank fulness, that softens- the .lines in the.  countenance - of care.. and  drys the .. tears,, or, .  ��� . ' �� ���������������.,. t .  makes a rainbow 111 the tears .of sorrow, is a...  benediction' wherever its- . possessor ���,passes,..  " Gratitude is - the/ fairest.-: blossom,- --which ,  springs front the sroulv'', .��� ....;,....    '  The ratepayers of Rossland ^passed the- bylaws'submitted'to them lastrweek;'authorizing-  the city council to borrow ���"$1-5,000,to,: pa}- off THE NELSON ECONOMIST  the;:.sewej contractors , and, meet  current   expenses.,   -The   majority,,/was    very /narrow,...  which .. must   be   taken > as   an   expression   of  opinion against the mayor and board of aldermen.     However, the-matter was treated from  a purely business  point of view.      Debts had  been contracted,   not  wisely,   it  is   true,   but  nevertheless at   the ..'instigation   of the; ratepayers   themselves,/ who   from   the vety.first  have been clamoring for  a. sewerage   system.  The details of the system  were   made   public,  and the only protest raised was that the   contract had not been awarded to the lowest tender.      With   undue   haste the work was com-.  menced, and streets which had been   levelled  at an immense cost  (the laborers   being  paid  $3 per day) were again torn up.  No provision  whatever had been made for   an   outlet, ��� and  when the Provincial Board of Health stepped  in and declared that sewerage matter  wTas not  to be emptied into Trail Creek or.the Columbia  River, the city fathers were nonplussed. Rossland-to-day is in   the unenviable   position   of  having a costly system of sewerage  w7hich   is  inoperative.      Nevertheless,   the   debt.;is   one  which was honestly contracted,   and which is  being honestly met.    It would be discreditable,  to Rossland at the very outset of her  municipal existence if she were to repudiate her legitimate debts.    That the affairs of the city have  been   badly   managed   is painfully -.apparent,  but it would not be fair to ask. another mayor,  .and another,board of aldermen   to   take   office  .heavily handicapped ,by debt......   In  the; hands  of   competent   men  the   management   of. the.,  municipal affairs of Rossland ought to present  no very serious difficulties.  The Boundary  Creek Times  declares   that  this, provinceis rapidly becoming the home of  .eastern men who have attained, prominence in  politics,   and   thus   enumerates :     "Hon.   T..  Mayne Daly, -Ex-minister, of  the  Interior  is  practising law in Rossland ;. W.: A. McDonald,  ex-leader  of the   opposition, in   Manitoba,   is  now a barrister,of Nelson ..; Hon. Joseph Martin, ' Fighting.Joe,' Is. a practicing barrister of  Vancouver ;  Hon. Fred. Peters of  Prince   Edward Island, a liberal, and Sir Charles Hibbert  Tupper,   ex-minister  of Justice,   an   irrepres-_  sible conservative, have formed a partnership  and have hung out their shingle in   Victoria.  Even Clark Wallace has interests  near  Kam-  loops and may settle there."  The fire which broke out in the Kootenay  Steam Laundry last week, demonstrated very  clearly the need of a well-disciplined and  thoroughly intelligent fire brigade, - and an  adequate fire apparatus. If it had not been,  for the almost superhuman efforts put forth by  our citizens, it is difficult to approximate the  amount of damage that might have been done,  certainly more than would have paid twenty  times over for the maintenance of a fire  brigade. The residents of Nelson have been  too busily engaged in building during the  past year to give requisite attention to fire  protection,  but now   that  we   have   valuable  buildings it is not one moment., too soon to  consider what can be done by way of preserving, them from destruction by fire. ' The reduction in' insurance rates,A which would be-  sure to follow adequate protection, would more  than make up the cost of 'maintaining' a fire  company. The loss sustained by the recent  conflagration will not reach $3,500 all told,  but at one time the city was yety seriously  menaced. : Had it, not been for the indefatigable exertions of our citizens a large portion  of the business district -must have been destroyed. The. fire may, have been useful in  the way of teaching a practical lesson. A  ;   The sudden  recurrence .;o.f'��� activity  on   the  part of tribesmen, would seem, to indicate that  the troubles pnr the Indian frontier are far from  being over.   AThe,latest dispatches state   that  the tribesmen are well organized and   shOw-a  determination to fight to the bitter end.   They  are said to be well provisioned and amply"sup-  . plied with ammunition and rifles���of Birmingham manufacture. .    These   latter   have   been  smuggled in via the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.   .That the   enemy   should   be  supplied  with .British arms to fight   the  British   soldier  is a. sad state of affairs, but   that  such   is   the.  case there is little reason to doubt. A*An.o..ther  ..bad   feature   of. the   campaign   is    the   rapid  approach, ofwinter,[the troops are not equipped  .for its severity.   . Alread\^this little inglorious:  , - war has cost the. co untry.. nearly ' ,��3,000,000., .  but it furnishes  yet   another   example   of the  futility of sending an insufficient torce to cope  . with the unknown strength of a savage foe.-  Since the weather favors the sport the }^ouths  of Nelson have   takeu to coasting,   and in almost .every.available . quarter of the  city the  juvenile sledis to be encountered.'    . If danger  , enhances, the excitement of the sport our little  fellows ought to be happy.   Some of their feats  are more daring than those ever attempted on ������  the trapese.       We noticed the other day some  half-dozen   lads  coasting   on   the sidewalk   at  Hall street, their sleds darting down the steep  grade at lightning speed from the   very top of  the hill until the saw mill was   reached.       To  say that they   monopolized   the slide   is   onty  giving them their due,   as few persons   would  attempt to walk it while the venturesome young  sports held possession.      One unfortunate citizen who had managed to struggle halfwa3~up  the hill was. treated to an unsolicited ride down  again, and found himself at the bottom before  he had   time   to realize what   had   happened.  The head of  the youngster   lying on the sled  struck  the   pedestrian, above the ankles.       A  thud, a groan, a momentary but frantic struggle, and all was over���-the party   were  landed  some   fifty yards from where   they   originally  met.      The unwilling passenger was not even  afforded an opportunity of remonstrating with  the conductor of the machine, being evidently  thankful to escape with his life and  unwilling  to incur any further risk���the other sleds were  approaching.     There was no material damage  done in this particular instance,   but not so on  Stanle}^ street,   where a lad had a miraculous  escape on Monday.     His sled struck against a  telegraph  post, - throwing the little fellow out  and cutting his head so badly that it had to be  ��� stitched."   N,ot~' alone'is coasting on the public  . thoroughfares   dangerous   to   the    youngsters  ' themselves  but to the  public   generally.       It  should consequently- be stopped or kept within  reasonable bounds.  The Liberal platform cannot be  said  to be  - either ornamental or useful. In fact it is  intensely populistic in. its tone, and we doubt  ���very much if it  represents  the   views   of an}'..  ���;. considerable number of the Liberals in this  province. It was not expected that the Liberal platform would endorse the policy of the  Turner- administration ; on the contrary, it  was understood that the   Liberal   convention  .; was called for the purpose of striking a blow  at   the   present government.    .  The    opening  !: paragraph, therefore, does not come in the  nature of a thunderbolt from a clear sky.     As  . this denunciation  of the Turner   government  ; is not likely to make or lose one vote either  for or against the administration, it   would be  ��� useless to enter into, any lengthy discussion of  the paragraph in question.   Shorn of its popu-  : listic tendency, there are some planks iu- the  Liberal platform that are worthy of commendation, but we have more faith in the party  in power to bring about the legislation required than 111 the opposition led by Mr. Sem:  lin and his handful of followers A The Economist has no desire to criticise at any length  the platform prepared for the endorsation of  the British Columbia Liberals ; indeed we are  greatly mistaken if the majority of Liberals  will    not   repudiate    the words   put in   their  mouths ..by   the   gentlemen. who   drafted   the  platform...  . ..    '  Ireland is.now working up  a   little   mining  boom.     It is a well known fact that good iron  beds-were fifty }rears ago worked 011 the shores  of Lough Allen, county Leitrim, and an effort  is now being made to revive the industry.      A  smelter is in course of erection on the ground,  and there is every prospect of good returns. It  is proposed to use peat,   of which   there is an  unlimited   supply, as fuel,   aud a   peat-dr}ing  and pressing plant has been laid down.      The  enterprise   will  furnish   welcome employment  to a large number of needy peasantry.     There  is limestone in abundance for smelting,   and it  is estimated that 30,000,000 tons of bituminous  coal lie within the counties   of Leitrim, Mayo,  Sligo and Roscommon,   in addition   to the immense deposits in Kilkenny.     Some years ago  the copper mines of Bonmahon, county Water-  ford, were abandoned as unprofitable.   In those  days the process of treatment was as expensive  as it was tedious, but with  modern appliances  there is no reason   why the Bonmahon   mines  could not now be worked at a respectable profit.  Ore of a much lower   grade would   be   con si-  dered very valuable even in British Columbia.  Practical miners who have worked in the Wa-  terford mines,   and who are now employed in  neighbouring camps, verify the fact.  c ���-!!  wwmmmmmxiixmMmii!;MwmmmMmmmtumf!5B3s& iJMWniffMBBi  4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  A LAGGARD IN LOVE.  For many of that church assembly there  was only one person in the gathering bridal  party���not the bride, nor yet the groom, only  an attendant���and his name was Jack Wtyn-  dom. It was generally understood that he  was a disappointed lover, and his relations a  gratefully rejoicing company: For the latter  Harriet Wagner's momentarily impendiug  marriage to Ben Ellis would avert a possible  mesalliance with the Wyndom name, and save  that family a necessary financial prop in the  person of Jack himself. At least, this was the  supposition which had taken such strong hold  on the congregation that it almost made itself  felt in the silence.  The night was that notoriously evasive cold  one of May, and it was passing over Jack  Wyndom with an aching conclusiveness that  the strange something so constantly predicted  for such an atmospheric condition had come  to him. Moving up the church, he suffered  that same sense , of oppression endured by  mourners following the dead to the altar.  In the position assigned to him, sidewise to  the people, his commanding form and strong,  young profile, clear against the bank of palms,  offered a fair mark for many curious eyes, but  the young man's inward gasping of himself  concerned riot them, only the ceremony about  to proceed.  '' The groom stood already before the chancel.  There was a flutter "of tulle and chiffon, and  the blonde bride was also in her place ; then  Jack knew the dread behind him had advanced  and stood there in the form of his old sweetheart beside his prosperous rival.  These two together ! How pitilessly they  emphasized the loss before him.  The clerg3>man's muttered service and the  intermezzo, like sobbing of a dove, agitated  the waiting man almost beyond endurance.  In the midst of it sounded one with peculiar  distinctness:  " Will you Harriet take Benjamin for 3^our  lawful husband ?"  4' He is in my place ; he is in my place,''  rushed over Jack with a great, useless throb  of rebellion. His finely turned mouth lifted  slightly with the indrawn look of suspense so  painful to see on the face of 3^011 th and his  e3^es bent with imploring anxiety into the face  of the bride. It was plain what the answer  would be, and it came, careless and clear :  " I will."  The echoing treble notes struck him like a  blow. The minister's stern question went on:  " To love, honor and obe3^, . . . ." But  there was no further need to listen. It wras  done���d���one.  Standing there so still, only Jack's heart  moved. An obligingly convenient;* \vindow  across the way fastened his eyes in a blurred  gaze, and that moment, his whole.-sentience  concentrated in one owerwhelming realization:  " She has gone from me for life."  Then he was   conscious   of the  dissolving  party.      Some girl's  hand   on  his  arm,  and  Jack   Wyndom   passed  down  the aisle with  head erect,   his   handsome   face  whiter  than  . usual. ' ';���  '".I was a fool to come," he felt harshly,  " but," vaguely in his distress, "one must  not show the white feather."  His sight gathered indistinctly his stately  sister, Katherine, all his clan of fashionable  relatives, present in their sudden generous  expansiveness. He knew them and their concessions. Now in their safely, bland, affable,  needing only the propituous moment to break  into smiles of good wishes for the bride. Not  three weeks ago no silence was icy enough,  no gravity disapproving enough for even mention of the name. It was this attitude of his  family that weighed on him more than he  knew. Now the sight of them recalled all  his old dutiful struggles. Whether he had a  right to lessen his large contributions to its  support���-that'had been the question ; with the  inevitable conclusion���if Katherine would-  only marry, then he would be free.  "Now," he thought, keeping step to the  music, " I have tarried too long."  "You have done her wrong, you have done  her wrong," reiterated conscience, " and Harriet has judged you."  Yes, she had judged him, answered his old  question definitely to himself: " She could  not spend her life waiting on a mere possibility."  Here Jack and his fair companion stepped  out into the open air ; he had forgotten all  about her in his lonely absorption.  "Oh, Mr. Wyndom, wasn't the bride  charming,'' chirped the girl before they were  well out of the church.  To his surprise, the ready answer, "Yes,  they all are," tripped easily from his tongue.  He had cooled suddenly ; all his real self  seemed shut in, but his voice was answering  the bridesmaid. Luckily she wras a stranger  to the town and to his love. He felt no embarrassment with her, only a sense of being  inclosed in a metal globe, with some one striking wild, nerve-splitting blows on the outside,  regardless of his presence.  They rode along quickly enough to the  house and reception. There was Harriet,  animated, and to others the least bit hard, but  to her old lover something small, sweet, inex-  pressabty lovable. He looked awa3^, a feeling  of her personal nearness to him possessed him.  The heav3r-looking man beside her made his  heart quake, and he had not even greeted him  yet.  Only to get away as soon as possible���that  was the idea. Then he remembered his seat  at the bride's table. He stopped a moment,  but there wras no way out of it; he had to stay.  "Play it out," he thought with the first  dash of bitterness his sweet nature had yet  betrayed, and he did play it out.  At last the guests departed and Jack rolled  fast through the darkness. Once in his room  he tore off his coat and w7edding gloves and  fell on the window lounge in complete abandonment. The drenching moonlight and cool  night air touched lightly his aching head,  buried in his arm on the window ledge.  '' Alone !    Alone for the rest of my   life,''  f  was all his mind could frame. He saw Harriet's dear little figure so plainly. With a  sharp sigh Jack involuntarily stretched out  his arms to close her in, but a gush of miser ^  able consciousness told him he would never  clasp her again, never kiss her again, never  call her his own. <������ Some other man's arms  would enfold her.  These thoughts only beat on his heart and  brain over and over ; far into the night he  succumbed to the heaviness of grief and slumbered wearily.  At the same time the bride and groom on  their wedding j ourney were borne merrily  away. Harriet laughed and laughed���nervously, the groom thought, but there was a  ring like mental in her voice.  " He waited too long," was the thought  that was moving through her mind, and she  did not mean her husband.  LARRY'S  LETTER.  Hogan's Au^ey, Nov. 22.  Deer Tim.���'Tis miself that has the bad  cowld just now. I didn't get it at the party  I was telling ye about last week where we all  had the fit of red-pepper sneezing. No, Tim,  twas when I got home. I was purty tired  after all the dansing I done, an' when I tumbled into bed, begorra but I couldn't sleep  from fair drowsiness. Coming on cowld morning I dosed off, an' as bad look 'd have it,  what should I drame ov but that I was playin  a game ov football���an' Rugby at that. Well,  Tim, I got into a couple ov awful scrimmages an'  had 2 touch downs. I was won of the hardest  kickers in the field-���I main in the bed���for  whin I woke next morning the divil a stitch  ov clothes I had on me at all at all, for I was  after kicking them all off, an' in the scrimmages I got even me shurt torn. In won ov  me mad kicks, Tim, I struck me heel in a  nail in the wall that was howlding up a pictur  ov Danel O'Connell, an' thats what woke me.  Faix, if I was tired going to bed, I was darn  tired entoirely getting up in the morn, for  such a noight I niver put in as long as I've  been sleeping ii.a bed. Well, Tim, when all  me frends in Nelson herd that Larry Finn had  a cowld, an' the sad way I got it, -every won  ov thim had a cure that 'd settle me for sar-  tain. The furst that come along was Micke3^  Burns, and says Micke3', says he "Tis meself  can cure 3^e, Larry, an' tis a plesent an' ais3'  cure too. Just get two broom handles an'  put thim standing up at the fut ov yer bed.  Then get a bottle of the genuine Four Crown  whiskey an' a kittle ov boiling water an'  make an' take hot punch until ye see the two  broom handles turn into two polismen. Go  asleep then, an' yer cowld '11 be gone in the  morning."     -        .- :;o- ;���  I thought that 'd be 'all*.*b'ight, Tim, an' I  tried it. The broom handles: worked loike a  charm. After sivendoses ov the medicine I  seen the broom to the7roight wid the chief's  bed upon it, moustash an' alk It took two  more doses to make the patrolman appear, an'  won more before meself could-fully recognoize  him, for he's a new  man   an'  I'm   not   well  ��;  �����*��^>�����wwiwwmwMmmmMmmw^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST;  :$  acquainted.    Whin I seen   the two' ov   thim  there, I koind'ov made me  mohid aisty that I  was safe, an' I must ov turned in, for when I.  woke  the  next morning t   had  wd'ri   ov   me  boots on an' half pv me vest.     The rest ov me'  clothes were hanging Up oh the  floore.      The  cowld was purty well broken up an' so was  meself,   an'  I   felt a soort ov erisipelas in me:  hed.      I  couldn't even git me hat on wid the  shoe^horii.  An' such clrames as I had, Tim.  I dreamt I was sitting alone in a grove  Neath, the shade ov a sycamore tree, '  That an angelic creature was flitting above  An'bewitehingly smoiling at me;  That the wild flowers around the charmed spot where I lay  In full bloom sprouted up from their bed,  An'worked out a garland all perfumed an' gay  Which they placed on her beautiful head.  , That while this crowned cherub was hov'ring around  Her azure orbs peered into moine,  An'two little tear-drops loike jewels I found  As if my enchantress were cryin';  I asked her if sorrow had entered her heart, '.,-������  That shrine where all virtues might meet,  And wid, pity, she answered " This truth 'I'll impart,  Wine, wine tis a mocker���deceit."  Faix, Tim, but she gave me the greatest  timperance lektur I ever got, an' made meself  sign the pledge. But I lost the bit ov paper  she gave me, an' whin I went to look for it in  me pocket twas the resait for the bottle ov  whiskey I found. How she knew I was  drinking so hard, I dont know Tim. But it  was only a drame���-an' only a part ov the  drame at that. There's no use in telling ye  all the other cures I got for me cowld, but I'm  tired trying them, an' still the cowld isn't  gone.     But I'm well enuf to be around, Tim.  I obsarve that the livery stables that was  under the bridge ladeing out to the city  warf is left, an5 all the horses what was  stalled there are taken away. I was telling  the stable man that he ought to take a few ov  the stalls on Sidewalk Terrace at the end of  Baker street, but he said he wanted to be  near the water as it was that which the horses  got most ov. I suppose he was roight, but I  alwa3^s thought it was the man that kept a  dau/y that wanted a good lot ov water.  The matrimonial saison has set in, Tim, an'  we're"having two or three marriages every  week now. Maybe meself il take the contagion won of these foine days. If ever I  marry, Tim,a it wont be for money. The  soort ov a woman that 'd suit me 'd be a  widdy wid about half a dozen childer assorted.  I'd take a ready-raised family an3^ da37 rather  than a big fortune���provided, ov coorse, that  none ov the sons 'd be big enuf to lick their  stepfather. The3^'re going to debate the subject " Is marriage a failure," at the club I was  telling ye ov the other week, but the3^ wont  let meself take part, bekase I'm not a married  man, for they say I knows nothing at all  about it. It isn't bekase I haven't the gratest  respeckt for the femail persuasion that keeps  me single ; but if meseli was to marry any  won ov the girls that'Sglooking after me, what  'd the rest ov thim do ? It 'd brake their  harts, Tim. But I'll be at the debate, an'  I'll be telling ye all about it.  Down town the other day, Tim, I seen a  foight between a Chinaman an' another chap.  The only place where you can buy a bottle of first-class liquor ta a reasonable price is at the NelsonWine Co. *  All the boys put the chap up to have a go at  John Chinaman, an' in the middle ov" the:  foight a poliseman ran down,an' whin poor-  John seen him coming lie scampered away as  quick as he could. The poliseman caught the  other chap, but he Couldn't catch John. Meself doesn't love Chinamen, but I don't loike  to see them attacked an' lambaisted for nothing at all at all. As long as the Chinese pa37  a poll tax there ques ought to be safe.  An' talking ov taxes, Tim, they charge $2  for a dog here, and any won that won't pay  up has to drown his dog. The other da3^ a  chap towld meself that there wTas a dead'man  in a sack floating about the lake, an' axed me  to go down wid him an' pull it out. Whin  we got there he showed me the bag, an' sure  enuf there was a beautiful head ov black curty  hair, peeping up thro' a hole in it. "Tis a  femail woman, "sa3'S me frend, says he, "an'  what beautiful hair she has." " Its an  Italian," says a man in the crowd that goth-  ered, "an' that's his moustache." "Its a  coon," says^ another chap, " cant ye see be  the color ov him." Well, Tim, whoile they  were all disputing it, meself cut the sack an'  out rowled the carcase ov a dead dog, widout  a tag round his neck. The poor baste, Tim,  was drowned bekase he hadn't a $2 license to  live. Here's to ye till next week, Tim, from  your old frend," Larry Finn.  FROM   THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  There can be no longer any doubt on the  point that "Klondyke is in Canada." The  papers say so, and no man has been so bold  as to deny the generally accepted fact. But  the question that has been puzzling my.- brain  for some days is, where is Victoria? I know  that there is a suspicion that Victoria is also  in Canada, but you couldn't prove it 03^ the  editorial columns of the Times. For weeks  that paper has been treating us to disjointed  discourses on the European situation, never  failing to emphasize the assertion that Glasgow has the greatest sewer si-stem on earth,  Edinburgh the greatest municipal organization, and that Scotchmen are the greatest men  in the world. The few of us who have Scotch  blood working through our veins are proud  of it, but how do Englishmen, Irishmen and  Canadians like to read da3^ after da3^, week  after week, month after month, that all the  great deeds in British histor3r have been performed byr the natives of the " land o' cakes."  For my part, Scotch as I am and proud of my  three-quarter Scotch blood, I am thoroughty  disgusted with this everlasting harping about  the genius of the sons of Scotland. We are  living in Canada, and what we want is Canadian papers. We are building up a nationality and should leave our old countyy ideas  behind. If the editorial pendant of the Times  can see no good in Canada, no one will raise  any serious objection to his returning to his  beloved Scotia.      As  an editorial writer he is  It is bad liquor that injures the health.    Get good   liquor.  Try a bottle of the Nelson Wine Go's 4-Crown Scotch.        *  the, most conspicuous failure in the history of  Victoria journalism.     ::  It is understood that Senator Templeniau is  making a careful study of the w ants of British;  Columbia, with a view of rendering some real  service to British Columbia. Just at the present time this province heeds influential friends  at court, and there is a general feeling that  irrespective of party politics our new senator  will speak a word ill season. ,7  The address of Chief Justice   Davie   to   the  grand jury- contained niaity  suggestions  that  should be taken to heart 03- the citizens      He  urged a general cleaning up,   with  a  view to:  making the city attractive for the many   visitors who will visit here   during   the   coming  season.      While   the   number of visitors may,  never reach the figures stated in the papers, it  is quite certain that the. travel will  fullytax  the accommodations  provided;  therefore,   the  words of Chief Justice Davie, who ������ has .always-  taken a kindly interest in   Victoria,   come in  the right time. -.--'���.-���.>:���  There is some difference of opinion as to  what effect the Klondyke rush will have on  the Kootenays. The impression prevails that  so far from diverting capital from development  work in your district, it will bring out the.  advantages of West and East. Kootenay as a  field for the safe investment of the.surplus  capital of Great Britain. , Again, many will  falter when they realize the great difficulties  of reaching the Klond3^ke and turn their steps  in the direction of Kootenay with its vast,  mineral wealth. I may not be gifted with the  spirit of prophes3", but I will hazard the prediction ihat Nelson and Rossland will experience a season of unprecedented prosperity  next season. I was-talking to one of our  most celebrated lawyers, who just returned  from the Kootena3<T the other da3^, and he tells  me that Nelson has made wonderful progress  during the past 3-ear. He agrees with me  that the whole province of British Columbia  will reap great benefits from the Klomtyke.  rush.  The belief prevails, though wh3r it should  I know not, that the coming session of the  Legislature will be historical in a way. There  is considerable work to be done in the way of  improving facilities for the accommodation'of  the increased population, and there are other  questions that must come up, and will provoke  discussion. There is no organized opposition,  but there will be considerable shooting from  behind trees by the gentlemen avIio compose  that opposition. The administraiton is gaining  ground, and there is no doubt expressed in  aii3r quarter but that the Turner government  will be returned by  a greater majority   than  ever.  Beacon Hiee.  The Nelson Wine Co. caters for high-class family trade.   *  By all means give the Nelson Wine Co. a call���if you want  good liquor.  *m  SZJBilWSfflffiOTSHE  mmmstmmmmmmst. THE NELSON ECONOMIST:  THE CITY COUNCIL,  At the '-weekly meeting of the   city  council  on    Wednesday,   , Ma3^or    Houston   presided.  </ There were also present. Aid. Teetzel,,Fletcher,  .'Hillyer-,- Malone,. Gilker, ��� and   City   Engineer  McCalluiii. '; ���<���'���..  Bills amounting to $1240.53  were presented  and passed. '  The Public Works committee recommended  that'the application   of  the   Kootena3T   Light  and Power Co.  for a   franchise   to erect  and  operate gas works,  be granted,  with the   following conditions :A  (1) The term of said franchise not to exceed  ... ten years' ; (2) that a clause be inserted in said  franchise whereby the corporation of the, city  of Nelson have the right to ���purchase the plant  of said conipaity, pa\ing a price to be arrived  at b3r arbitration,  plus,  a   fair   percentage   for  interest on investment ; (3) that the   said gas  company   pa\^; the city; of Nelson two:per cent  on their gross earnings for the firstA-ear, three  per cent for the second  and five   per   cent for  the following 3rears ;   (4);.that the site  of said  works be subject to the  approval  of the'city  council 7(5) that the pipes be laid on all cross  streets  and alley.wa3^s  excepting, where   it   is  . impracticable,/'when permission shall be. given  133'-. the council ���;.  ('6)   that a bond be given to  repair   all ������streets,, etc.,   subject, to   the .city  eiigineer's approval ; (7');'that  gas  be supplied  ���at a cost-'not to exceed $2.50   per   1000   cubic  feet; (8) that a bond  be given   the   city   that  the   'company-   commence    operations   within  ninety.'days from the date of franchise, and to  -complete the:saidworks������:within   nine   months  from said elate.   .   ....  The report was adopted.  A   Aietter was read from ..Aid.   Fletcher  stating   that   as   soon as   he  could ascertain   the  price .to be charged for the p -oposed cemeter3r  ' site, he-would communicate with the board.  -. -.wThe ��� mayor   announced that- the   Board   of  Licensing'    Examiners       had     recommended  several changes in the plumbing b3r-law.  It- was decided to/refer the proposals to the  committee.  Aid. Hlltyer asked when were the3~ going  to have the public street lights in position.  The mayor reported  that the>T would prob-   j  ablv have a few of them up this week. I  Aid. Hillyer suggested that some gravel be   i  sprinkled .on .-the sidewalks now so   siipper\\   j  The mayor suggested the use of slag, and !  the suggestion was adopted. Ke was author- I  ized to have the work done at once.  Aid. Malone asked if connections were \  being made with the water svstem.  The mayor replied that there were a few  connections made. He asked whether o-al-  vanized pipe or the black metal would be best,   j  The subject was discussed in favor of the |  galvanized, pipe. j  It was decided to box or cover in the water j  mains so as to prevent their freezing. j  The engineer reported some trouble with i  the outlet pipe for sewerage.       Owing   to   the   ;  high waters in the lake the work was considerably irnpeded.  The sewer contractors and also the contractors, for the , reservoir had their final  cheques issued and the board adjourned  " MINING   NOTES. :'���'���',���. "A- .  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  The morning Claim, on Toad Mountain, is  now ,a regular shipper. ..'    .  !'" A long tunnel will be run on the Lake  View. The dump is over the sleigh road  about two, miles froni Silverton.  R. K. Neil,.the new manager of the Enterprise -mine ' on. Slocan-' lake, announces that  operations are to be resumed at once.  John McDonald reports a rich strike in the  Jubilee' mine on. Porcupine Creek. Recent  samples of ores run as high as $2200 in gold.  J. D. Graham has resigned   his   position as   gold   commissioner   for the  purpose of taking  the managership   of the Waverly   mine,  near  . Albert-Canyon .  ,The Northern Light group, on Forty-nine  Creek, .is to.be. stocked. The shaft is down 35  feet, at which depth assay's, of $26 to. the ton.  have been obtained. -,. .  A rich find is/reported from the Summit  mine, on- -Wild- Horse. Creek..- ;: '..A lead of  decomposed quartz has. been encountered  a.ssa3"ing over $:.ooo to the ton.  'Five-brickS''.of gold bullion were:brou'ght to  town last week as a result of the first mill run  of the Ferri ��� mine, near the head-waters of Hall  Creek.   AT-he-bricks- are valued at $11,325.  The   Red  Fox- mine  at  the  head    of   Best  Basin,   has   been; forced ^ :t0"   close   down    on  account of the' extreme danger from slides, and  'will not attempt to-resume-work  until- spring.  Sixty-five tons of Fidelity ore treated at the  Hall Mines Smelter averaged 125 ounces of  silver and 60 per cent lead. It is expected  that the Wakefield will commence to' ship  soon. ' '     'c ���  Manager Hicks of the Gibson mine on the  South Fork sa3rs that a vein was uncovered a  few days ago in the mine that for a distance of  over thirty feet is fairly "threaded" with wire  silver.  The"-Whitewater mine declared another  dividend in the sum of $30,000, the largest 3ret.  This brings the total amount of its dividends  to $94,000, the last before this being one of  $24,000 on the 13th of October.  Since June the Black Diamond mine at Ains-  worLh has shipped over 1,100 tons of ore to  Pueblo. It has now a lease on the Highlander concentrator and is running its ore  through it prior to further shipments. j  The big blast furnace of the Hall Mines ;  smelter, having been closed down for a couple  of weeks so as to allow of a general overhauling of the works, is again in full blast. ;  Operations on the new roaster and reverbatory i  furnaces are progressing satisfactority, as also '  011 the lead furnace.  The Nelson Wine Co. sell only   liquors   which   ihey   can re-  commend. *  The Nelson Wine Co. s.ells only the purest wines and liquors  Trv one buttle.  The city council of Grand Forks have struck  a rate of ten mills on the dollar.  The Slocan Lake branch of the C.P.R. is  practically completed, and will be. opened for  traffic oil December 1.  . The Rossland bv-law authorizing a loan of  $15,000 to cover salaries and current expenses,  passed-by a narrow margin.  Fort Steele will be given a connection with  the Crow's Nest Pass-railway. So says M. J.  ���'Ha'uey, chief of construction A  Joseph McGibbon, aged 25, from Oakland,  California, was carried away and killed by a  snow slide near ..San-don last week.  Kaslo's new school building will be opened  on or about the first of the month. The non-  arrival of the furniture is the cause of the dela3r.  !       Engineers are in the field   making,the  final  I   location of a road from   Three   Forks   to Bear  Lake, a distance of about sixniiles,   in the interests of the C.P.R.  The road between Silverton  and, New  Denver is being put in shape for winter travel,     A  stage .will be driven over the 'route during the  . frosty'period, of the year. ,  The Kettle River Smelting- & Tramway Co.  have   been, granted   certain   water   rights    at  Grand Forks provided actual work   be started  on : their   proposed   smelter  -within   the   next  - three months. A "<"���"  W. H. Armstrong, contractor for the wagon,  road    from   the   head, of  Kooteria}*'   Lake to  Moyie Lake, expects to have   the work completed by.Monday next.     The road is- seventy  miles in length.  Judge McColl, who has. been appointed a  commission to enquire into certain action of  Judge Spinks while holding court at Grand  Forks some months ago, has announced that  the commission will sit at Vernon on December  15th.  F. It.. Hurry.has been fined $25 for selling  adulterated milk.  There were special services at the Methodist  church on Sunda)- last, the occasion being the  opening up of the building as enlarged. Rev.  J. Robson, of Kamloops, officiated.  The Economist is now in new quarters on  Vernon street, near St. Paul street, increasing  business necessitating a removal from the old  stand into a more commodious building.  Perc3T Booth, while coasting on .St&nley  street on Monda}', struck against a telegraph  post, and was so seriously injured that eight  stitches had to be put. in to pull the torn scalp  together. Something- ought to be done to  prevent bo)7S from coasting in dangerous  places.  Rawhiding has.begun in the Slocan, but the  soft weather that has prevailed during the  past week threatened to knock put the trails.  The last Chance began shipping- ore last  week aud will continue regularty during the  winter. It is expected that the shipments will  double about the first of the 3-ear.  ammsBBBaasas^sma THE NELSON ECONOMIST.
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VID'S GLENORA "'have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special pro- I
,ce«s, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce the highest i
results in baking. I
In placing our,new brands upon the market we do so \vith 'the assurance that vour inost I
profitable interests will-be served in securing you the finest qualitv of bread. No expense is !
spared in the manufacture of these special brands of Hour, and -our "prii-es will, at all times be i
ot as low a figure possible consistent-with the superior -article which we. offer.    Yours truly,        j
Is fast becoming'a social as well as a'mining and business
centre. The many social, political, church and club banquets held the past few:* weeks attest this fact. The fine
glass and china ware so Conspicuous at most of these functions was. furnished bv
The largest dealers in these lines*, in   the.  district.   ''Tliev
also •-furnish the choicest teas, coffee and groceries;
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Office Ward St., near Court House, Nelson, IV. ^7
The C.P.R. steamer Rosslander made her
initial trip'yesterday between Arrowhead and
Work is being pushed on the wagon road
for the Crow's Nest railway at Goat river.
There are 225 men ernplo3^ed there.
Anders Peter Wfirling and Anton i a Jan sen,
were, on Tuesday last, unhed *n marriage by
Rev. Robt. Frew, at the residence of the
bridegroom on Hall street.
The official Gazette announces the appointment of William John Goepel as gold commissioner and government agent at Nelson during
the absence of Oliver G. Dennis, S. M., invalided.
R. W. Drew, assistant  agent for the  C.P.R.
at Nelson,  was banquetted   on .Friday   night
last    by   his   friends   on    the occasion  of  his
departure for the east, where he  will join the
ranks of the Benedicts.
As will be seen by advertisement in another page, there will be a sale of 275 government lots within the municipality on Wednesday Dec. 15. These are the lots unsold at
the auction held early in October. There
will be no reserve tn this instance, and squatters who do not purchase must remove their
improvements within fourteen days wherever
a sale is effected. The terms are easy, so that
brisk buying may be expected. Mr. Joshua
Davies will conduct the sale.
A very enjoyable social, the first under the
auspices of the Baptist congregation, was
given in the schoolhouse on Friday evening
last, presided over by the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Walsh:       The   spacious room   was  crowded,
and   the excellent programme   provided   was
much   enjoyed,   as   evinced   by   the   frequent
encores.      The   "social "   element,   however,
was not as conspicuous as it might have been,
very many who  attended as   strangers   being
allowed to soend the evening: in cold isolation.
A few active stewards   moving  about  among
the-audience, and the pastor  off the   platform
extending- a welcome which   in   this   instance
was only implied-, would have been an improvement.      Though excellent the programme,  it-
might with advantage have   been   abbreviated
in favor of friendly   introductions   and   social
chat.     There were vocal solos by.-Mrs-. H. G.
McCuiloch,.   Mr.   Lennox,   Mr.   Chadbourne,
Mr.. Parkinson, Dr. H. E. Hall;  a. violin" solo
by Mr. C. J. Eustead ;   recitations by Miss G.
Smith and Mrs. Seaton, and a reading bv Dr.
(Mrs.) H.   E.   Hall.      The   quartette   "Good
Night,"   was   charminglv    rendered   bv   Mr.
Parkinson,    Mrs.   Parkinson,    Mrs.    Starm'er
Smith and the  chairman,   which  brought  the
proceedings to a close.       During   the evening
the ladies of the congregation   served   out tea,
coffee and cake of their own   special  make—a
perfect guarantee of excellence.
On Monday last, greatly improved postal
arrangements were inaugurated, which will
be of immense advantage to this section of-
country, not alone securing for the .Kootenays
a better mail service, but affording travelling
facilities which will be much appreciated.
There is now a double daily mail service
between here and Rossland. One mail will
leave Rossland at noon over the Red Mountain and the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railways
via North port. The other will go via the
Columbia & Western, leaving Rossland at 6
p.m. and arriving  at   Nelson   at   10:30   p.m.   ;
Returning   from   Nelson   the afternoon    mail
will arrive at Rossland over   the   Red   Mountain at 2:50 p.m.   The evening mail will leave
Nelson   over   the   Columbia   & .Kootenay   at
6:30 p.m.,   and will   arrive in   Rossland   over
the Columbia & Western at   11   p.m.      Mails
"for Slocan   Cit}r   and   points  west   of  Sandon
will continue to be-carried  via   Nakusp   until
Dec.  1,7" when it is hoped the Slocan branch of
the C.P.R.   will have   been   completed.     The
change   in  the   time   tables   between   Robson
and the Coast will lessen the journey to   Kelson by nearly a day.      The   new time card of
the   Columbia   &   Western   railway  also provides for   a   round trip daily   mail  ior   Nelson.     The Nelson train will leave Rossland at
6 p.m.,  reach   Trail' at   7   p.m., Robson  at 8
p.m. and Nelson at 10:30 p.m.     Returning, it
will leave Nelson at 6:30 p.m.,   leave Robson
at 9 p.m.,   Trail at   to   p.m.,   -and   arrive   in
Rossland at   ir   p.m.     This   service   connects
with the C. P.  R. steamers at Robson.
Jas. Blackwood has lelt for Victoria.
Rev. T. A. P. Frost, Trail, arrived in town
There was u party of friends at Mrs.- Ann-
strong's the other evening to bid farewell to
Miss Evans, who has been on a visit here.
J. B. Ferguson, chief engineer, and K. J.
Roberts, of the Spokane Falls N Northern
Railway, are in town, and quartered at the
Messrs. Hume and Kirkpatrick, whose new
building on Ward street so narrowly escaped
destruction by lire on Friday night last, have
donated $100 to the coffee fund. 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  In this country it is the fashion to  j. give presents to servants at   Christmas   time,   but   it   by   no    means  reaches the pitch as a nuisance to  which it has  arrived  in  England.  There a man is  beseiged by  every  human   being who  has  done apy-  thing for   him,   from   the   railway  guard who takes his  ticket   to  the  man who hands him his hat at his  club.'    But oppressive as the tax is  now,   it   seems   that   one   hundred  years ago it  was even  worse.     At  that time   the   serva nts   demanded  Christmas-boxes from the tradesmen  who purveyed to their  employers.  It is still the case in the large fashionable   house-holds   of,  England,  and a butcher-recently wrote to a  liobleman   there,   his  letter   being  marked ������' private"   and  reading :  " Your cook has so enormously increased her commission terms this  Christmas   that   I   shall   have    no  alternative but to increase my prices  to you during the ensuing year.   If  I  had  not complied with   her  demand, she would have complained  to you of my tneat.''    This recalls  the fact that in   1795 the butchers  living within the parish   of Hack-  ney, London,were forced to advertise in the Times that they would  be obliged to discontinue the practice of giving Christmas-boxes   to  servants, otherwise they would lose  all their profits on the sale of meat.  A stage-manager was recently interviewed in regard to cost of costumes. Contrary to the usual belief , he said that the costumes of  the ladies of the ballet microscopic as they are, cost a great deal  of money. For example, he said  fonr pretty girls who were to dance  a Parisian quadrille in a Christmas  spectacle wore dresses taking sixty-  five yards of fine silk, which cost  $40.c Besides that there were their  tights, $15. apiece; the dancing  drawers and innumerable petticoats  trimmed with dozens of yards of  fine lace, $30 apiece. Then their  wigs, cost $15 apiece. The same  girls wore pages' costumes costing  $50 apiece. As for the jewelry, he  said that a paste tiara worn by the  stage princess cost $200, a girdle  $125, and a neck-lace $250. These  jewels, if real, would have cost $15,  000. There is one item he spoke of,  however, which the audience knows  little of. That is the item of padding- He sa3^s that costs from $15  to $20 per costume.  Boston, staid old town, is being  bestirred by modern innovations  that threaten to pour in upon her  all the light-brained foibles of the  fin de siecle. But it is her own  fault. Everybody knew the city  would come to grief with the removal of the tutelary codfish from  the capitol pole. A State Street  establishment has introduced living  models into its great show-windows,  and two handsome blonde French  girls,  artists'   models,   high-priced  and fetching as advertising attractions,   alternate  in   decorating the  window and calling down the surprised attention even of Back Bay,  Brookline,      and      Beacon    , hill.  '' Jeanne,"  the .taller  and prettier  girl, with dull-golden hair and the  classic features of Gaul,  has. posed  for half the painters of  fame   and  obscurity iu Boston���much to her  praise   and    reputation.       Crowds  gather in the street before the unusual sight of a soft-e3^ed woman,  superb of form and face,   entertaining   a   " parlor"   full   of stylishly  clad,    tagged   lay-figures,     among  which she gracefully moves,  turning this way and that,   and posing  restfully   to   display   to   advantage  the beauty of the frequently changed  clothing she wears.  This generation seeks its graces  in a large simplicity and a perfect  fitness of each thing for its function.  The salutary decrease in Bric-a-  brac is a case in point. The usual  drawing- room grew, from a funeral  and awesome myster}' opened only  on state occasions, to an inextricable mass of curios, heaped up without rhyme c^r reason on cabinets,  what-nots',, tables, door-frames,  mantels���everywhere, until the  general appearance of the place resembled a junk-shop more than a  reception-room for friends, and the  slightest movement was actually  dangerous. The eye found no  satisfaction, the body no comfort,  and even the bric-a-bric was at a  disadvantage from its very superabundance. But now, unfortunately  for the curio-dealer but happily for  the nerves of the artistic, a soberer  sense in bringing order out of the  wreck and the beauty of free space,  the charm of unincumbered roominess, and the elegance of a rich  simplicity assert themselves increasingly in our homes.  'the reply of a famous artist to a  fashionable woman who wore high-  heeled shoes and asked him how  she could acquire a graceful carriage  is worth recording. " Take off  your high-heeled shoes," he answered, " and place them on top of  your head. When you can walk  with those shoes perfectly balanced,  you will have the gait of a goddess,  and for the first time since French-  heeled shoes were invented, they  will realty have served to help and  not disfigure a woman."  Vogue, which is doubtless expert  on such matters, says: "The  modern garter is a mere niching of  real blossoms matching the bala-  yeuse, or inside flounce of all our  evening dresses, and which is made  of highly perfumed flowers, with a  view of our wafting with every  motion an intoxicating scent about  us."    This is important if true.  Tax Motice.  "Unpaid taxes within the municipal limits,  of the. oi ties 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 rauni-  " cipalities. In order that the Provincial, as-  " sessment. roll may be closed, in so far as re-  " lates to Yjroperty 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. 80th day of November, 1897, the  " lands and property against which -taxes'" are  " tlien unpaid will be advertised for sale in ac-  " cordanee with the provisions of tax sales tin-  "der the Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Dated th.is.4th day of October, 1S97.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my office, at'Kaslo, B. 0." 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 any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twentv  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 dav of June,  1897 :  - .7 "  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess*of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one* per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  ���Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act and in  the matter of the Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Drake has by an  order dated the twenty-seventh day of September, 1897, appointed Hugh R. Cameron, of the  city of Nelson, British Columbia, to be Official  Liquidator to the above named Company.  Dated this 6th day of October, 1897.  E. T. H. Simpkins,  Deputy  District Registrar at Nelson,  British  Columbia.  Notice   of   Application to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek*;  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 1C0  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1897.  Notice of Application   to   Purchase Land.  I. E. W. Smith, hereby give notice that sixty  days after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase six hundred and forty acres  of land situated in the West Kootenay District,  described as follows: Commencing at a post  marked " E. W. Smith's north-east corner,"  planted about twenty chains west of the junction of Russel Creek and Goat River and about  six chains south of Goat River, thence west  eighty chains, thence south eighty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence north eighty  chains to the plae'e of beginning.  E. W. Smith.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice of  Application   to   Purchase Land.  I. F. P. Reid, hereby give notice that sixty  (60) days after date I intend, to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase three hundred and  twenty (320; acres of land, situated in the West  Kootenay District and described as follows :  Commencing at a post marked : "F. P. Reid's  south-east corner," planted on the south side  of Goat River, about [10] chains west of the  junction of the Dewdney and Rykert trails,  thence north forty. [40] chains, thence west  eighty [80j chains, thence south forty [40]  chains, thence east eighty [80] chains to the  place of beginning.  F. P. Reid.  Goat River Division, West Kootenav Dist't, BO.  September 22, 1897.  Notice of   Application    to   Purchase Land.  I, II. 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 Kootcnay  District described as follows : Commencing at  a post marked H. H. Collier's south-west corner, planted on the souch 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.  7 ,:   H. T-I. Collier.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay District.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice oT 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 Koote- ���  nay District,.. B. C, and described as follows :  Commencing at a post marked "(.'. D. 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 (SO)  chains to the place of beginning.  CD. Smith.  Goat River Division, West Kootenay Dist't, BC.  September 22nd, 1897.  Notice-of Application to . Cnt .i.imber.  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 wrestern boundary of L. 362,thence south  along said western boundary eighty chains  more or less to the place of beginning.  D. D. McKinnon.  Goat River Division, West Kootenav District.  September 22nd, 1897. * .  Notice    of   Application   for    Certificate   of  Improvements.  Titanic,Young, Grouse,Young American,Epoch  and Sultan Mineral-claims,situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District, and located near Burnt Creek, North  Fork of Salmon River  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for W. H.  Young,  free  miner's certificate No.  87,534, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for ,he purpose of obtaining  crown grants of the above claims. And further  take notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of Septemper, 1897..  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate    of  improvements.  U. B.��� L. 2018, G. 1���-Mineral claim.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Where located:���About one and one half  miles west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway at Hall's water tank, i ake notice that  I, W. A. Maedonald, acting as agent for W. H.  Sherrod, Free Miner's Certificate No. 81993,  intend sixty days from 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 17th day of September, 1897.  W.  A.   MACrONALD.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  Rosa and Belle Mineral claims, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District, and located on Skilet Creek,  on  North Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate, No. 83,581, John A. Quinlan, free  miner's certificate No. 1,344 A,  and John A.  Coryell, free miner's certifidate No. 81,209, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  te the mining "recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown  grants of the above claims.   And further take  notice that action, under section 37,  must be  commenced before the issuance of such certi-  licates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1897.  Four-Crown Scotch is the best tonic for nervous debility. The medical profession recommend it ; $1.25 per quart bottle at the Nelson  Wine Co. *  WMiiaji^HMMaj^tfinffBtBWb^Tfi THE NEESON ECONOMIST,  SHORT STORIES.  The late Bishop of Rochester was  once batting in a local Cricket  match, When the bowler sent a ball  very wide of the wicket. " Keep  the ball in the patish !" cried the  irascible bishop. The next ball  knocked his lordship's middle  stump out, and the yokel shouted :  "I think that's somewhere aboot  the diocese, my lud !"  Challemel Eacour, the French  statesman who died a year ago, had  an appointment with Schopenhauer,  the German philosopher one da}^ at  a Frankfort hotel, and found him  just finishing dinner a:t the table d'  hote. There were several officers  at the table, and in front of Schopenhauer lay a gold piece. He  said to the Frenchman, as he-yrpse  and put the coin in his pocket : " I  have had this gold piece on the table  every evening for a month, - having  made up my mind to give it to the  poor the first time these officers  here spoke on some other topic at  table besides promotion, horses, or  women.     I have the inoney still."  When Dr. Kenealy, being returned to Parliament by the electors  of Stoke, took an early opportunity  ��� of moving a vote of censure on the  judges, he found a teller in Mr.  Whalley. On the house dividing,  it was found that four hundred and  thirty-three rnen of all parties voted  in the ne native, Dr. Kenealy's proposition being supported by a single  member. The single member was  Major O'Gorman. Asked afterward  why he had gone against his own  party, for once merged in the majority, the major, mopping his  massive brow, answered, " Bedad,  it's a hot night, and I knew there  would be more room in the ' aye '  lobby.''  resident in Ireland, were constantly  pestered -By > a 7beggar-woman" to  whom. the}?- had .been very charitable.; One morning at the usual  hour when the lady was getting into her carriage, the old woman appeared, and began :---." Agh, my  lady, success to yer ladyship, and  success .'to your honour's honour;  this morning, of all the days in the  year ; for, sure, didn't I drame last  night that her ladyship gave me a  pound of tay and your honour gave  me a pound of tobacco !'..' " But,  my good woman," said the general,  " do you not know that dreams always goby the rule of contrary ?"  " Do they so, plase yer honour?"  rejoined the old woman. " Then  it must be yer honour that will  give me the tay and her ladyship  that will give me the tobacco."  An English general and his wife,  Dr. Cyrus Falconer, a distinguished physician of Hamilton, O.,  was very active in the prosecution  of the assassin and desperado, Tom  McGeehan, who, though he murdered not less than six men, could  not be convicted, and finally was  shot to death by a vigilance committee. The assassin swore vengeance against the doctor, and soon  after, fully armed, met him on the  highway, '' Dr Falconer," said the  assassin, "do you know "that I am  going to kill yon ?" The doctor  noticed that his assailant was deadly  pale. "Tom," said the doctor,  "you know me well enough to  know that I am not afraid of-you,  that you can not frighten me. Now  what do you mean?" The two  stood in silence, the assassin's hand  in his side coat-pocket. In a moment, the doctor noticed with great  relief the color coming into Tom's  face, which quickly deepened into  crimson. "Then I knew I was  safe," said the doctor," and I proceeded to give Tom such a lecture  as he never heard before  5 >  lijj.  ��� jj .'wwai  m'iw." mnuMM.MMJ-i.jmim  Decorated Dinner Sets, Decorated Tea Sets. Elegant Souvenir China Sets,  Glassware for the Sideboard, Latest Styles of Bar Outfits, Stoneware and  Earthenware.    WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL.    Also  Grocery and Tea and Coffee Specialties.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B.C.  ifflniimrmnr"' ~- r" t r' ���" -* -"���"^���"�����-rrrT" - - imi 1  Will open in room next  Spokane A: Northern  Railway office, on Ward  Street, on November 2U.  stsm  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  Nelson Blacksmith .Co.  H. A.  PROSSER,   Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B. C.  lanes for i  Values in Typewriter and Office Supplies,  rug and   Book   Co.,   L'  very Pair Guaranteed to Have Cork Soles.  This shoe has an organ of respiration, the air enters two e}^-  lets at the back of the shoe three inches above the heel and  passes down a small tube and enters a channel formed between  the inner and. outer sole which is perforated directly under the  foot. The weight of the body going from one foot to the other  produces a circulation of air, thus keeping the feet dry. The  shoe will wear longer owing to the perspiration not rotting the  leather.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and AY est of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings   aker St., Nelson, B, C.  -is NOW OPEN ON-  Baker   Street,   Opposite   Kirkpatrick   &   Wilson's  olesale and  Retail  Head Office:  Nelson, B. C.  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three   Forks,  Sandon, Rossland and Trail  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   -  P.J. RUSSELL, Mgr: Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co TO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  MUSIC.  In a recent issue  we   urged the  desirability of improving the music  in our churches, and it is gratifying  to note that steps have been  taken  in that  direction.      Special  music  was arranged for ~all  three  services  on the occasion  of the   re-opening  of the Methodist church on Sunday  last.      Extra  music is also in preparation    for   the   services   at   the  Episcopal Church on  Advent Sunday, November 28th.      We  would  like   to    hear good music  in   our  churches, not only on   special   occasions, -but,every Sunday throughout the year.  The   " World-EaDell "concert,  advertised   some   time   ago,   was,  after many delays, held in the Carney Hall on Wednesda}^ 17th inst.,  the principals being Miss   PVances  World, soprano, and Miss Marietta  EaDell.    elocutionist,   assisted    by  Mrs.   A. E. Hodgins, accompanist.  Miss World's first solo, "You "  was excellently sung, and met with  a vociferous  encore,   to  which   the  vocalist responded with  the lovely  little song, "I've somethingcsweet  to tell you."  Her next two solos, " Sing On,"  and " Irona,'' disprayedgreat flexibility of voice kud facility ..of execution combined with a declamatory  style, while the old favorites" Annie Xaurie' ' and " The Harp that  Once," left little to be desired.  Miss World has a voice of pleasing  qualit3T and considerable power;  her styleTs .conscientious..and unaffected. ���'���*      '"" ���'";���'  The third number 011 the programme,- "Exercise day in School,"  introduced Miss EaDell to the  audience. The selection was  decidedly funny, and cleverly rendered. It certainly merited a more  enthusiastic reception.  The " Chariot Race" from "Ben  Hur," was given in a,-somewhat  exaggerated stvle. Two extra  recitations (given'by request) "An  Irishman's .Opinion" of the New  Woman," and "How Mr. Brown  had his Hair Cut,'' were very humorous, and Miss EaDell's acting  was really good. " A Eittle Girl's  Talk to a Dead Kitten," was  equally clever, although in a totally  differ en t- style. - ���"���-. ;    ..::;  The,'.last, .number    on   the programme was well worth the dollar  paid for admission, even had there  been nothing else to see or hear.   It  was a startling  display of expression,   not only   of  feature,   but   of  form,   attitude, and motion.       The  change from   one pose   to   another  was perhaps a   little   too   hurried.  One would have liked  a little more  time to realize the perfection of this  beautiful series of. living  pictures.  Mrs. Hodgins played three piano  solos    during   the    evening.       To  criticise them would be impossible,  for the piano was so  execrably out  of tune that it wa^^q,T..cijl^-'.''fair:''to..-  ask a pianist to perf��rm;u'nd,er..suirh'*-  unfavorable conditions. |  The accompaniments throughout'  the evening were a little too loud, j  the effect of  the   recitation,   *' The I  Stately Meriuet,y' being considerably  marred thereby.     How is it that in  these days when .most people  play  the piano, more of less, it is such a  difficult matter to find one who can  play "God Save the Queen.''  Many  a pianistwho can play  creditably a  Beethoven sonata or even a Mozaft  concerto is   completely at   a loss if  required to play  the   National Anthem to close  a   concert.       In this  instance, after some   hesitation and  one false start,   it was sung by the  audience led by Miss World.     It is  pleasing; to learn that  the concert  was financially as well as musically  a success.  4^��  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.  Provin  In the matter of the "Placer Mining  ������;      Act, (1891;   Amendment  Act,  1895" (Section 13)  and of the  "Mineral   Act, 1896" (Section  161). V  OTICE 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, with 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, 5897.  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 certifi-  ���cate file with the recorder "issuing  the same,  and post in the Pecord Office,  a notice of  his  intention to apply for relief :  3. Within SO 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 bv the  applicant which would be affected with forfeiture :  (b) A certificate under the hand of the Gold  Commissioner or Mining Recorder of each division wlierein 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 riot in possession of a valid  existing free miner's (ertificate :  ((j A declaration by the applicant, or his  a<_ent duly cognizant of the location on the  ground oi 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 ("except as mav he  therin staled] conflict with or overlap anv of  the properties of the applicant :  (n.j The sum of live 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. " . ������������ .-,.���..��� ...   7,- C;.7   :.7.'  James Raker,   "'  Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines  Wash'iiig'and" Irdhing very gfoodf-  Clothes called for and delivered  Laundry���Victoria   Street^ Rear  of Fire Ha"  JO.   PATENAUDE,  LATE OF H.  BERKS &  SONS,  MONTREAL.  McKiliop Block, Baker St.  All, work guaranteed or money refunded. Latest  machinery and everything up. to date: Sight tested  free. Complete assortment of spectacles, eye glasses,  miners'glasses, etc. ,      ,  Up-to'-D'atp Fotografers.  Having made special arrangements for making   Christmas   photcs,  the public are kindly invited to have their negatives made at once.  BIG TENT, Corner Victoria and Ward Streets.  Owing 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.  vercoats a Specialty.  rices .Right.'  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR.  ^^77>  r -r  Provincial. Secretary'  ���s  ISifsui  15th November, 1897.  XJIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has  -*"*- been pleased to depute William: John  Goepel, of the City of Nelson, Esquire, to perform the duties'of Gold Commissioner and  Government Agent within and for the A ins-  worth, Slocan,"slocan Gitv, Arrow Lake. Nelson, Trail Creek, and Goat River Mining Divisions of the West Kootenay Electoral District,  during the absence from the district of Oliver  G. Dennis, Esquire, S. M., invalided.  ernmei  w  DISTRICT OF WEST KOOTENAY, SOUTH RIDING.  TVTOT1CE is herebv given that all placer claims  -*-* and leaseholds legally held may be laid  over from the date of "this notice  until 1st of  June, 1S98.  W. J. Goepel,  Acting Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C. 17th November, 1897.  1.  e.  For Oysters in  any  style,  Chowder,   Short    Orders,  best   Coffee   in town.    Next  'Fremont Hotel, Baker street.  Clam  The  to  NOTICE "OF. ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the   "Creditors'   Trust   Deeds  Act, 1890," and amending Acts.  Notice is hereby given that Malcolm McLachlan 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 <k 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 Waldie, 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 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, there-,  of, 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  law office of Macdoiiald & Johnson, Baker  street, Nelson, B. C, on Wednesday, the 1st day  December, 1897, at the hour of 2:30 o'clock in  the afternoon.  Dated at Nelson, B. C,  this 12th  dav of No-'  ber, 1S97. ���  Macdonald & Johnson,  Solicitors for William Waldie, the said Trustee.  A large number of busk  :K.U'q��k^? l%fs^'f���� saiev^ Also-  business blocks   on Baker,  Vernon and  other streets.  ?--Re^identiai:-lots andjaouses  7���-for sale, iif adfttioil A|hnd  vu    ^thet pMts ofthe %y.!/  Ba^ir^S����<eet>sl  minion  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  T. S. Gore.  IT. Burnet.  J. H. McGregor  ., BURNL  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyorlandiCIvil Engineers*-  Agents for Obtaining Crown  stract of Tiile to Mineral  Grants and Ab-  Claims, &c.  -%{^4.B3cltts^poKi^toilia'"  u  mmmjwmmmmmwm$mmmmiMBmmM^mM&3^'��$&m!B MX& -,yr-y  THE ^KfiSDxNr ^eONDMlST:  II  -���;*.-.-    ������:���  .yj -  U'^    .'    '"j'f..    .    J' ,~   .    ;   *--;'.   ~1       '  %:.&;<��������� i.jg>';=z v-77:..:a'^': .;>''���'*; ,''-.-%'* ?:- ^^  Under instructions from the Hon. G-. B. Martin,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,  ���ul  Will Sell at the COURT HOUSE, Ward Street, on  Situate , within the Municipality  of the City  of  Being the remaining Lots unsold at the sale held on the 7th day of October, 1897.  -51  V  ALL the Lots will be sold 'WITHOUT RESERVE, and no values -will be placed on any improvements.  Squatters having improvements on any lot, who may not be purchasers -will be allowed FOURTEEN  DAYS' time from the date of sale to remove their improvements.  TERMS OF SALE���One-third Cash ; one-third three months ; one-third six months. Interest on deferred payments at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum.  ��3h>  CROWN G-R ANTS���-Five dollars each at the expense of the purchasers.  NELSON, Kootenay, B. C, 28rd November. 1897. 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, W. J. : Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.   .  ':  NELSON,  B. C.   c P. Q. Box 49I  A large  stock of all grades  from tiie  best makers.    '  can sell y on any kind of a pip  fe>  ��:���  1 i  1 V>  tJL'avr--^5?^  JS&.  I"  LJ^wI kj y  ^  AT-  ISIIIl:  Bp:'  41  ^%  ST*  9  Oil  <s&  In order to make   room   for   our  1  Ri'Plft  11  If  we will offer our shoes at greatly  reduced prices from now until the  New Year.  I  e  JsL  *TT*  ��  New and beautiful designs in  1 .... ��� The season for  udoii us, and we are  to inform our pa-  that we are to   hand  is now  pleased  t ro 11 s  with it  having just received direct from  I il  he Jas. Stewart Manufacturing "Co.- of Wdodstpc  ana uoai cook stoves ana nea  -CALL AND SEE THEM  AT  THE   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 OUEEN HEATERS.     Give us a call.     Satisfaction guaranteed  Telephone 21  aker Street, Nelson, B. C.  AKER STREET, NELSON.  P. O. Box 63,  Ika  ���*<* zv-^rr " " "���' ������'  Hungarian,  Strong Bakers, -.      .   .  The Okanagan Flour M  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  *��  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  ills Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  S; NELSON,   B.C.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion  (TWO DOORS FROM CORNER BAKER ST.)  Will heej) a .'full line of Ladies',. "gents',. Misses'' and .Childrens'  Boots, Shoesvand "Overshoe's, which wull be sold at bottom prices.' Special attention to making and repairing.  THE    PEOPLE'S    S  ^'*'���'���M*��^^^


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