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 With which  is incorporated THE  NATION, of  Victoria, B.C.  voi,. II.  NELSON,   B.  C,   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER  THE NELSON^BCON-OniST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Cakley Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance  1.50  O&fi Year to Great Britain  2.50  If paid in advanc��.  2 00  Remit by- Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of repu-table 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  With   the  British    government    heaping  honors ob the head of the hero of   Khartoum  and our American cousins immortalizing  the  name of Dewey, in song and story, it seems to  have occur��d to some oi��our eitizens that   now  would he a   fitting time   to get  up a suitable  testimonial to the Nelson puhlio school teacher  whmredueed the young hoy Gates to a proper  condition of respect for constituted authority.  This matter was   suggested   at a down  town  hotel the other evening at dinner, and a dozen  persons as one man arose and offered to   contribute liberally towards providing Mr. Soady  with a  mark   of their   appreciation.    One or  two offered their services in circulating a- petition, all of which should be highly flattering  to Mr. Soady.    The  Economist   is   not  sufficiently acquainted with   the Soady-Oates  incident to discuss  it at   length, but this paper  does desire to place itself on record  as believing that the hoys of   Nelson   are the most   in-  c@rrigible lot that are to be found in any city  on the continent of Ameriea.    Of course there  are good boys here, but in such   environment  it will  only   be a matter of time until   they  must   become   as   evil   as   their   associates.  Evil communications corrupt good  manners,  and it would be more  than a miracle  if th��  young  boys  who   have not  already  become  contaminated would long be able to withstand  f^fiitagion.    This   may be  regarded as an exaggerated .view   of   the   situation,   but   The  Economist believes its contention will be borne  out by   two-thirds of  our citizens.    It is almost impossible to walk   along the principal  streets in   the evening  without  hearing boys  using the most profane and obscene language,  and if any means are in contemplation to  check theFe fearful, exhibitions the public are  not aware of the fact. It is also paid that  many of these boys devote much of their tin e  at school to writing obscene notes to the little  girls in attendance. Of course, it is a difficult  matter with our schools in such a chaotic eon-  dition as they are at present, to prevent such  conduct, but it appears to us that the parents  of these boj^s should endeavor to second tl e  efforts.of the teachers to put a stop to i*..  Moreover, the police should make one or two  arrests, and thus make an example of incorrigible youth?. - If something is not done, and  that,.soon, to check the vicious habits of the  youngsters, the jail had better be enlarged to  accommodate the demand that will be made  upon it in the future.  The Dominion   criminal  statistics for last  year-have been published,   and are   somewhat  depressing. "'.Crime seems to have been on the  : -increase-, the total  number pi eonvictions   per  thousand   inhabitants    being 11.06,   as   compared with 10 25  the previous year.    In   two  Provinces only, namely,-Nova: Scotia and New  Brunswick,   have    the convictions   decreased,  the   increase in   British   Columbia being   the  greatest.    The number of convictions in  Brit-  ist   Columbia   in 1897   amounted to 21.73   of  every 10,000 of our   population.    In  the previous vear the increase was  onlv   17.86.    The  percentage  of young   offenders did   not show  any increase   oyer  the   previous   year, female  offenders,  however,   were slightly  less   numerous than before,   the   percentage   being '6.3.  against   6.7.     Offences   against   the  person,  such as inurder,  manslaughter, assaults,  and  such higher crimes,  showed   an   increase    in  four Provinces, but   a decrease  in   Manitoba.  Offences against property, with violence, which  includes burglary,   house and   phop-Ureaking,'  were  particularly   rife  in  British    Columbia.  Un^er the head oF other offences, the  number  of  convictions   increased   by   105 during   the  year, the increase being mainly in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia.    Of the  fin&s imposed, 47.04 per cent, were for offences  against the liquor licenses acts, and 14.01 per  cent, were  for drunkenness.    Each   of   these  was   less,   however,  than    the   corresponding  percentages of the previous year.  The Colonist  last Wednesday  had  the following:    There   was   a motion up   in   cham-  1.898.  NO.   2i.  bers yesterday in Warren vs. Boscowitz, before  Mr. Justice Irving. Mr. Bodwell, who was  one ofi lie counsel, was speaking on bebai f of  the defendant, when Hon. Joseph Martin  came in. The Attorney-General was f--r  Warren, but through some., misu^.dersiandii g  did not get on the spot in time. He wanted  an adjournment, but Mr. Bodwell objected,  and the court upheld Mr. Bodwell's position.  Tqh Attorney-General seemed somewhat annoyed, and remarked : "Well, I'll gel even  with my lear&ed friend some way." .  PossrBLY Hon. Clifford hopes to alia}' criticism of the immigration policy of his government by inundating-this country with a race  of men whose nationality no one seems disposed to take chances in giving the correct  pronunciation.  The Sjiokesman-Revieio believes .Rpokn? e  will out class Denver in time. The-reason tor  this-suspicion is that Spokane has a rich m'b"--  ing country tributary to it. It must b�� plea -  ing to British Columbians U> read in American newspapers that 1 ha resources of their  own Province will be ui.iliz-d to build up a  foreign city.  The Colonist urges Conservatives  to  organize.    The   Vancouver   World   announces   that  Mr. James Sutherland, the Liberal whip., will.  arrive in British Columbia within a few da; s,  which in itself is a significant circumstance.  Mr. Martin has succeeded in finding a lawyer in British. Columbia qualified to Mil ti.e  p dice magistracy of Victoria���without sending to Manitoba. The fortunate genius i.~. Mr.  H&zekiah G. Hull, the eminent barri.-tt-r of'  Victoria, B. C.  The Vancouver Province believes Mr. Juw-  ett's retirement from the Nelson Miner uwill  be a sad loss to Biilish Columbia journalism."  This merely emphasizes Lhe oft-repeated  a?ser'ion of The Economist that Mr. Jo west  was an ornament to the 'journalistic profession.     We shall  not look upon hi.4 hke again.  The people of this Province have had a  taste of Martin rulp, and in justice to the-affile ted be it said they are not enthraiied with  the vision of  four   j'ears   ofv official  serfdom  >*w^��y^^ THE ECONOMIST.  T*?!  like that they have been scourged with during the past few months. Mr. Martin's policy  of economy is working positive injury to tl e  government service. Disorganization prevails in every branch of the service, and tl e  end is not yet. Good men are not disponed  to wear the livery of Joe Martin and submit  to the snubs and jeers of that autocrat for a  paltiy salary. 7 The policy of the- former g y-  ernment was to provide an efficient gmern-  ment service���-one that was commensurate  -with the gjrowinp: needs of the Province.y In  doing .this,  they believed that well-paid   pnb-  liaservaiits were the cheapest in the long run.  V-- -t .  A<  a   logical  sequence,   whatever   sms    were  1 lid at the door of the late government, ine'ii-  cisnoy of public .service was not incudsd :n  -the number. The-new governmen', or rather  Joseph Martin, who is the present governmen, seems determined to flood7 the country  with a horde of cheap,hungry office- eeker y  Cheap men are given the places of tried arid  f ..ithful r-ervants of the public, with the result,  as we b fore pointed out, what was once a  ihorousfhly efficient organization, is now re-  duced to a staff of incapableclerks.       7  Thic announcement that D. R. Youn?, the  s , eet singer of the Slocany wasi about to rs-ie  a voJuu e i poets s, bound in calf with bra^s  ci tsp-, in ��le lied, in the meantime, lovers "f  poetry will have to content themselves w . h  t Le melodies of Moore, etc , etc.  The Kamloop3 Standard has this to say of  t e -Joe Martin brand of economy : "Ec >nomy  ibo-uld undoubtly be practised by.-i.il governments, but economy at the expense of effi-  cieucy is absolute extravagance, and when the  needs of the country are neglected rather  than borrow the money necessary to carry  them out, the results are bound to be detrimental to the true interests of the country.  The cheeseparing policy pursued by the p.��-  sent Government of British Columbia is a clog  on.'.-he wheels of progres-s, and the panky manner in which it attempt \ to effect a saving is  w rthy of a Chinese coolie. The salaries of  the officials in the Government employ and  monies due to persons for work or mate ial  contracted for, is now not paid when itiv-.dne,  consequently a paltry saving of inter e t is  effected at the expense of thos-e who hne  given their services in good faith. Another  little economy is to lengthen the hours of  emp'oyraent and then dismiss efficient men  in order to save their salaries. This might  be right were the me-n underworked and if  iheci-/il .-ervice appointment! were likely to be  perm ment, wHh chances of promotion f r  good service ; but according to the actions cf  M ���. Joe Martin's government, the appoint m�� nis  appear to terminate with the lives ol tJ e  ministry that appointed them, and the only  stimulus an officeholder has is to serve his  pirty, at the expense of the.- pubic. This  may be Mr. Joe Martin's idea of economy but  it most certainly is not that of the buik of  , ho electors. The country is new, it is de-  \e!uL ing rapidly, in con-equence of which  ex  penditure must increase if the country is to  move along at all. Experience shows us that  t he expenditure is warranted by the income.  'TheduLyof a government is not to hoard money,  but to regulate the expenditures�� that the  country is neither overtaxed nor its resources  a lowed to stagnate for want of proper encouragement."  LordMinto's eldest daughter, Lady Tileen  Elliott, is a native of Canada. She was born at  Rideau Hall 14 years ago, when her father was  .military secretary to Lord Lansdowne.  Canada, as the Mail and JEmpire says, need  notimport "spirit wrestlers" from Russia when  an election trial has proved the Nippissing  Grits to be eminently competent wrestlers  with all the spirits in sight.  Libel suits are in the air these days. Mr.  Ra1^, of the Rossland Miner, has caused the  arrest of M r. Smith, of the Rossland Record, on  a charge of criminal libel. It appears, from  Mr. Race'* statement, that Mr. Smith attempted to ruin the former's character. Down  at Victoria, Mr. W. H. Ellis and Mr. Charles  Lugriri, of the Colonist, have been s immone.d  for contempt of .court, at the instance.of counsel for Prentice, in the Liiloofet election case.  Messrs. Ellis and Lugrin are still at large, but  thsy will no doubt make au interesting fight  for liberty and the freedom of the press.  The Vancouver World of last Saturday  says : "It is now given out on reliable authority that the Government civil servant guillotine has been tied up until ^af.er the Legislature meets. His Honor the Lieutenant-  Governor, it is understood, has g;ven orders  to that effect, so that those who are trembling  in their cells awaiting execution at the hands  of a political bloodthirsty Ministry, egged on  by their party heelers, may calm their feelings until February at least. Whsn the  Hou-e convener, and if the Government is fortunate enough to command a majority���which  i , to say the least, very doubtful���the guillotine is then to be unloosed and little" mercy  will be shown. On the plea of economy,  wholesale dismissals .will he the order of the  day, and af:er e^cn one, the Finance Minister  in an editorial in his organ, sufficiently heavy  to stop a linotype machine, will defend the  G ivemme t, while the Victoria Times, in a  spirit of Vcui^eaaoe, -taud.* around and in a  spirit of vengeance thank-; heaven every time  a heid fails into a basket. Trie Government  organs in the Kootenay and interior will take  up aud re-echo the cry. and the -whole party  in its semi-iiendish gie@ will ��xclaim, Long  live the Ki jg 1 We could name- a number  of pr-mit.ein civil g-ervanis who, if the Government is sustained, will lose their positions,  but as it is not iike'y that Premier Selmin can  hold the reins of power for more than a few  diys, it will be well to await the outcome.  This.suspense hanging over the head of civil  servants has a most baneful effect, and unless  greater security is affjrcled those who are em  ployed, it cannot be expected   that  they   if J11.  give their  work   that  faithful   attention  the  country has a just right to expect.3  jy  The Victoria Colonistis publishing lists of  the "Fifty Greatest Britishers." In all the  lists fent in by aubscribers not once cloes the  name of Mr. Hewitt Bostock appear. Truly  "'a prophet is hot without honour save5; in his  own country."  The curtain at the skating rink will be do-  n'atr i to the Nelson Art Society as the nucleus  of an art gallery.  The Earl of Elgin, who is now returning to  Great Britain   after having  successfully governed the, great empire of India, as its Viceroy,  for five years,   is a Canadian, he   having been  born,  during  his father's   tenure   of office as  Canada's   Governor  General,   at  Monklands,  near Montreal, on May 16th, 1849.    He  was  educated at Oxford, and succeeded his  father,7  who had been successively   Governor-General  of Canada and Viceroy   of India^   to  the exalted office of  which latter  place   he was  appointed on November  20th, 1863^ -The present Earl had   previously   held ��ffice as   treasurer of   Her  Majesty's   household., and   First  C Hrimissioner of Works. Scotsmen of Toronto  remember with pride that the Earl of Elgin is.  one of themselves, for when only  two years of  age he was made an honorary member   ofthe  St.   Andrew's Society,   a   position   h�� still retain*.    On the occasion of h'"s appointment to  India   a letter   of congratulation  was sent to  him by his brother Scots of Toronto.  Ijst forty years, New South Wales has spent,  $13,000,000 for harbors, exclusive of the  cost of the port of Sydney, and will spend $1,-  500,000 for the same purpose next year. .  Reports   from   Mexico   are    to    the effect  that   the   cotton   crop   in    that  country     is  greater than.ever was  known   before.    In the  tie Laguna district alone the value of the, crop  is estimated at $8,000,000.  If Canadian workmen are equal if not superior to any why does Mr. Blair go to the  United States to buy $200,000 worth of railway cars, asks the Hamilton Spectator.  Some profess the belief that an effort is being  made in certain quarters to muzzle the Press  of British Columbia. An unbridled Press is  very often a positive menace to the well being  of a community, and where any attempt is  made to interfere with the proper administration of justice we believe the person guilty o  such offence should be made to suffer. O  the other hand, if for the aggrandizement of a  political clique, newspaper publishers and  writers are to be cast into dungeons, it is  time the public should be made aware of the  fact. A free Press is synonymous with a free  pe   ] le, and it has been truly said that tyranny THE BCOUTOMISt.  begins where free discussion and free criticism  ends. We are not endorsing the position of  the editor who practices genteel blackmail for  a livelihood , nor do we uphold the blackguard scribbler whose conception of ecstacy is  the begriming with mud his better-conditioned  neighbor ; such creatures are beneath contempt ; but we do contend, without prejudice,  that editors who are actuated only with a de-  CWire to supply clean news and indulge in honest criticism, must not be interfered with in  the performance of their lawful duty and  in keeping credit with the public. In its battle against tyranny the Press will sooner or  later prevail, for an editor more or less in  gaol does not stop a printing press, and there  are no self-respecting newspaper  writers   who  17,  would not rather enjoy such hospitality as  Her Majesty's prisons afford than be deprived  of their inalienable right of free discussion  and honest criticism.  The home of the drama in Nelson will be  this week transformed into a skating rink���  and now the manager and patrons are actually  praying for a "frost."  The suggestion of his enemies that Mayor  Houston lacked sand was completely dispelled  last week, when His Worship with a bucket in  hand went forth and sprinkled the tobaggan  slides with that commodity.  The other day a young Canadian girl was  engaged by a Buffalo firm to take a position  on its staff; She crossed over and went to  work, but the matter came under the notice of  the United States officer who looks after alien  labor and the Canadian girl was ordered back  home. She lost her job in Buffalo as well as  feer time and expenses. The city from which  she was driven is the same where Mr. Blair Is  having $200,000 worth of cars built for the  Government of Canada.  One ofthe most successful monopolies in the  world, points out the St. John, N. B., Sun9  exists in Great Britain, and provides an article of common use. J. and P. Coates, Limited, is the nam�� of a combination of thread  manufacturers. The capital is said to be $37,-  000,000. The dividends paid last year  amounted to thirty per eent., while profits of  more than a million and a quarter were carried forward or added to the reserve. The  stock now sells for more than four times its  face value. The stockholder has in eight years  more than quadrupled the selling value of his  property, besides receiving dividends of on�� to  three per cent, per Bionth on his  investment.  In a report to the State Department, Washington, United States Consul Goodnow at  Shanghai says the Chines�� have set up a mint  at Chengtu, and in doing so they exhibited in  & marked degree Chinese methods. The machinery came from an American manufactory  at Bridgeport, N.J.j and was duly delivered  &t   the  head of navigation on  the  Yangtse  River. The Chinese authorities allowed the  boxes to lie in the water for a month, and  then, without cleaning, took them to Chengtu,  a two months' journey. When the boxes were  opened, they were found to be filled with mud,  except where rats had made nests. The machinery was finally gotten together, but the  dies were so badly rusted that they would have  been condemned in America. The Chinese,  however, made no objection to the imperfect  places in the coin, apparently thinking them  additional safeguards   against counterfeiting.  With the first day of the new century the  ancient Austrian coin, the kreutzer, drops officially out of circulation, after a currency of  something like four hundred years. It is retired in accordance with the convention establishing a copper currency of equal value fer  all parts of the empire. It used to be circulated freely in North as well as South Germany, but for the past quarter of a century  has not gone beyond the Austrian frontier.  The Toronto Telegram thus tells why Canadians should be thankful: " Canadians have  perhaps more reason to observe Thankgiving  Day than any similar number of people on  earth. Never were people blessed with a  better land or a land with a better peop'e.  Canada's past is satisfactory, and her future  is glowing bright with promises of greatness,  which are likely to be cashed in some few  years, this side of . the millennium. Canada  suffers from no evils which her own people  cannot cure, and Thanksgiving Day should  be honoured in a spirit of gratitude to the  Giver of All Good, and with a determination  to make the country worthy of her opportunities."  The News-Advertiser denies that it has any  knowledge of how the Lieutenant-Governor  will act in the event of a Government defeat.  There could be no great harm in asking Joseph Martin if he could throw any light on  the subject.  Jerry Simpson, of sockless fame, hag a ranch  near Medicine Lodge, Kas., which consists of  15,000 acres and is stocked with 500 head of  cattle. He is rated at $25,000 and doesn't  owe - a dollar. This being the cat**?,  there seems to be no longer any reason why  Jerry should not provide himself with hose.  The details of the distress prevalent in Cuba  are harrowing. While the island is in a  transition stage and putting on a new life,  grim death in the form <f starvation and  disease stalks through the land. The conditions in and about Havana are repo ted to  be beyond comprehension. There are not  even the ordinary means of support for tie  masses ; and the once richer classes, now r�� -  duced to dire property, cannot bear the humiliation of begging. One correspondent says  that families too proud to seek alms, fight the  grim   spectre    of   hunger  until  that    other  spectre enters the door, and then the neighbors are to poor to bury them. Our go ��d  friends across the line started out with the  laudable intention of freeing Cuba from  Spanish rule and the Montreal Star says  they should now rescue it from the greater  evil, or, at all events, lead the way for the  r*stof the sympathetic world to fellow, in  quickly relieving the unfortunate Cubans from  their pitiable plight. The call of Humanity  should be as loud as the shriek of Freedom.  Ottawa Citizen : " The Journal propounds  the curious theory that the abolition of the  ward system would not be a good thing for  Ottawa,'because it is a growing city.' If it  whk a stagnant city, or a city thatjwas retrograding it would apparently be all right. As  all t e cities in Canada are growing cities we  pre urae that for the same obscure reason  none of them should abolish the wa*d svs-  tern."  A writer in the Victoria Colonist says :  " American invasions of Canada have hitherto  been repulsed ; let the people say if this one  shall be wafted to success by favoring winde  from high places. Popular agitation, the forerunner of all reforms���is necessary. Questions  should be asked of the local government in  the house and prompt answers insisted on  with a view to legislation ; no doubt the  Press���always a friend of the people���will do  well its part to reform this manifest wrong.  Coming now as single spies, later as whole  battalions, having no sympathy with our institutions���as they show by remaining alierm  ���these foreigners, if not immediately checked,  will ultimately imperil, if not wholly efface,  the Canadian as a part of the great colonial  family of th�� mother land."  The reports of discoveries of rich mineral  deposits are singularly numerous at the present time, says th�� East Kootenay Miner. They  are received from various parts of the Province  at points far distant from one another. Some  are from districts already well known as mining regions or in which prospecting has in the  past shown that there are extensive mineral  deposits. Some, on the other hand, are from  districts in which hitherto nothing had been  ascertained to lead to the belief that mineral  existed. These reports are such as to give renewed confidence in the future of British Columbia, as one of the leading mining countries  in the world, and both the Go-enment and  the people should plan and act on such a belief.  What seems to be a wall-autheiticated report reached the city last night from the coast  to the effect that & change in the Cabinet was  imminent whereby an obnexious Minister was  to be removed and his place filled by a gentleman qualified to fill the position, and who was  elected last July by & vote so large as to demonstrate his popularity. Any change resulting in the removal of unpopular Ministers is  always a matter for congratulation.  $  ?.?^rj=5 THE BCOWOSOST.  " SNAG NASTY " JIM.  It was late in the seventies, in fact-1 remember distinctly���-it was June, 1877,    They wers  belligerent days too, the  days of the   uprising  oi the   hostile   Sioux Indians.       We were    a  small band or detatchment rather of the U. S.  5th infantry plying the mad rushing  current  of the mighty muddy Missouri in two government transportation stern whselers on and"On  up past   Fort Benton,   where the   Yellowstone  collides   with   the rh.uddv old   Missouri.    Our  destination lay" to whatis now-on the map as  F >rt Keough,   'twas then   only known  as   the  Miles #a nto��� men I.    Gen. -..Nelson A Miles was  skirmish ins:'-all'.through' Montana and Wyoming; had been with his troops since late in the  full of '76.    "Sitting   Bull" had   been   driven  over the line and was lying low in ambush in  the   wilds   of the   Canadian northwest,   but  Miles' big prey now was Chief Joseph and his  tribe of Nez  Peree. . We   traveled ad   libitum,  always lying up over night as the red foe  still  lurked aiong  the shores of the river, building  impromptu vi 1 lages   in the  coolies peculiar. Io  the "badlands"   of 'tlie:rolling-  prairies of th��  then territories.     We   had reached so  far the  town of Omaha-, and as  was our   custom staid  over a day, as the officers' wives andoali Q.M.  f unities   made   various   little purchases   and  t ho children   beguiled it he,all "too short   stay  nvt-r by  indulging-in   the traditional pea   nut  b.-��f, p"p corn and striped candy cane.  I'he-e i rips of .the river boats, and especially  our- b��lng an a 1 most inaugural trip were  hailed with delight by the tramps or roustabouts that hurfg-in swarms about the levees.  After leaving any Of our ports we were nearly  always the richer by the addition of two or  three of these outcasts, and as they kept up a  series of embarking and disembarking w��  were never overcrowded. Just at twilight on  this particular night as the captain gave  orders to "haul in," a slight altercation arose  amongst some of the deck hands and a  creataie on the gang plank; the unkempt individual was craving an audience with the  mate. 7 .  "Alright come ahead," ordered the officer in  go, 7-ral, "wheie did you want to go?"  ''Ai far as Bismark. I don't want no money,  just feed me is all I ask and I'll--work my way  you won't be nothin' out".  ilVery well" replied the mate, "give him  his supper boys and a smoke." No scrapping  mind; but, by .-the way, what's }rour   name?  ���"Jim Sir, Nasty Jim," with a  ring of pride,  born of defiance in his  deep melodious   voice  A burst of jeers broke out   from the throats  of his new found friends but the. mate silenced  .the.m by a signal of his hand and an admonishing; re'mke bv his keen dark eves. "Nasty Jim"  inarch'-d through ihe gang do.vn to the boat's  stern \\ here appetizing   odor-   oozed-forth   he-  sp ukii:g the prr pa ration, of the evening meal.  ''Get him to   wash up, boy.-, and   introduce  him   to   a   comb   aud    brush.     Don't   let the  women and chihhen r^j him till he's tidied up  a !>i}, heil pcmre them to death",>aid the kind  he   r!ed   niaie.  "We ini^ht   run a pair   of shears over   that  buffalo robe on his face," added one of the  hands inspiring a coarse laugh from their  lusty throats; but the suggestion established  good humor, so all departed to their various  duties, some though in the wake of "Nasty  Jim." .-. ������'.���  Little occurences are large events to travelers, and in this case the women and children  were crowded on the outer deck taking in all  the points of the situation, while the small  eempahy of soldiers lounged over the railing  taking notes.  "Nasty Ji .in"  proved a merry one  with the  children;   he carved   such wonderful   spoons,  canes, puzzles, etc. for us, and one night I  remember   so plainly  when  our   teacher,   Miss  Millie  Baldwin, was   indisposed and   thereby  prevented from accompanying  us in pur Sun:  day school   hymns, he volunteered:-.'to do  the  th�� heedful.   One precocious Miss led him   up  the companion way into   the cabin   with   all  the formality of an   impre.ss.ario   leading   his  prima donna down to the foot lights;  equal to  the occasion he bowed to the astonished group  of ladies   and soldiers,   while   the little  ones  fairly squeeled in- their delight.    Seating himself at the   piano, he surveyed the  keyboard,  then launched out into a prelude or symphony  tbat even   Chopin or   Mozart might  have enjoy ed ;wit h closed .eyes.-;-   Nothing  a bashed, he  looked   around for our song  books and   as we  gathered   about in   semi-circle,   each one took  confidence and the then childish   voices   arose  in their usual " Te Deum'' as his marked time  and  gentle touch  seemed to   inspire new   impulse.  Our  voyage proceeded   some days   without  event of any importance until the ' stern  wheeler in our wake struck a rock, or a snag,  as it afterwards proved to be, by the ex-  perfcness of a bell driver who came to our aid  from Chicago, and the ugly snag that had  wrecked thirteen boats, thereby earning for  that bend in the Missouri the name of. "The  steam boat's grave," was hauled up on our  hurricane deck and a portion, resembling an  old arm chair, was placed-in position behind  the pilot house and was^almoit instantly appropriated by "Nasty Jim" as undisputably  his own. Some active waggish brain then  tacked on "Snag" to the already unpoetic  cognomen, and "Snag Nasty Jim" he was  known as from there on.  Another few days of slow travel, when, an  incident occurred to cast a gloom over our  little band, and has haunted me oft-times  during this double decade of years. Our garrison doctor, an effeminate fop, started a  cerious flirtation with two very fascinating  wives of captains.  tlSnsig Nasty Jim", when on night duty  pacing the darkened hurricane deck, had seen  through the state room transoms the pampering and petting these unwise matrons lavished  on the equally silly youth and thinking to admonish-a rebuke in the form of emptying a  bucket of water on the indiscreet trio, was  just in the act of carrying it out, when whiz!  and a crash, then a sound of a heavy weight  falling into the water, then a rush of infantry,  a   stampede   of   deck hands   and shrieks   of  terror from the women and  children.    In  an  instant it rang from  bow to  stern,   the cry:,  "The Indians are on us."    Every man sprang  to his post of duty; every one but poor "Snag  Nasty Jim;" he was being what ?ehumed up  in the seething whirlpools, or may b�� captured  and/being subjected  to  a worse fate   in the  hands of the merciless  red skin?   They silent  ��� fatal bullett that  sent him   reeling;into the  swift current wasJfound lodged infth�� stout timbers of the deck floor, his old greasy sombrero^  the only elue to his having been on-duty, was  picked up  near where  he "'-must  have fallen  overboard.    But  "man ���overboard"  was 7not'",  tli *  cry   in   that   awful   moment;    It   wrias:  ''stand to your guns," "mind the  Women and"  children."    It was a short fight^as deep darkness was fast setting and the pilot and ; army  men were  scanning the   shores  for7a beacon  light  disclosing   to us   "Old Brule -Agency,"  where   reinforcement   awaited   us.    The   fed  devils deserted the water  but kept good  pace  on   shore���a random shot and a series of "kite's"  told   us.    The   terror and anxiety on  board that  little craft was awful.    At last  a  light, and with great caution we headed for it.  But the old captain   in charge was  more cautious and very doubtful of the light's glare and  position, and er*   allowing the pilot to   tack,  lifted his night glass  to inspect, but it fell to  the deck  as he staggered   back almost  insensible    with a   horror-stricken   cry.    A young  soldier standing near picked it up and   gazed  through   it on a grewsome:. .ghastly sight..-It  was not the longed  for beacon   of the agency,  but a decoy light a  mile back    on the   open.  prairie,    leaping     high     in    the     darkness,  while hundreds of naked hostiles were roasting  the corpse of the   once   outcast,  "Snag Nasty  Jim."    The relentless demons,had fished   his  dead body from the kind waters and  had forgotten to pursue us in their hellish glee.    It  was providential the  river was   wide  and we  anchored hard  by on the opposite side for^the,  remainder of  the   night.    The   first light --/of  dawn showed us to be within three, quarters of  a mile   of an encampment of   soldiers recon-  ��iterating for our detachment, and weianded  three days   later in  Old Brule   Agency,   with  our flags half mast,  and   downright  regret in  every heart for poor "Snag Nasty Jim."'  Essie Marie Macuaughton.  Vancouver, November 26, 1898.  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 cart  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 really have served to help  and not to disfigure a woman."  To save trouble : Sde (on ocean liner)���  "Isn't Fred going to luncheon?" "He���  " No ; he told the steward to prepare it and  throw it overboard."  fe^W*^^ THE ECONOMIST.  5  MIMES AND. INVESTORS.  The market during the past week has been  quiet all round.    In Republic stocks there has  been a slight general decline, and the number  of newly stocked propevlies in the camp which  are being offered', to  the investing public,   is,  such, that theinvestor may well  hesitate  before takinghis pick out of   such a   multitude  VVWpromising bona,nzas.    A rather amusing^incident in Republic^ news, was the   published  .correspondence between  the  president of the  Spokane'Stock"Exchange   and his   Rossland  brethren.    The   latter   complained, and probably with reason, that the margin   betweea  buying anti selling prices quoted by the Spokaneboardwasi a little too-great to allow ah  outsideihJ:oker to make a^profity   As the margins, accofcling to  the   Rossland   brokers; va-  - ;.j-/ ������'"<���'   r".". ���-**������;. -"���   ..   t.  t- u    j.,'   7'; 7.7    -   i-������---���������    .'7. ' i    7   -���  ried frbini25 to-35 per cent, yit was   probably  rather difficult for the ontside, broker to   persuade his clientihat he was  getting; anything  like a show for his money; and unless the -Spokane 'boardiiiakes; a very sudden and  radical  change ih: ttiisJmode of listing, they are  very  liabl^t^lcripple,ihegoose  that is   laying  the  golden ^ggs.y. Thegoose-at^jn-esent is   the investing public, and if  he is  not crippled he  will becomeisd disgusted'as to refuse   to play  the little game laid out for himy by '''.the board.  Athabasca, is very firm on the market. . At  present the only"stbek of.the.;, company  freely  offered, is that of those whe obtained it cheap  and are anxious to realize.   From all accounts  it is a- good investment."  Not a  speculation,  but  an  investment   pure    and    simple;     it  should with time turn out an exceedingly profitable property.    How are the mighty fallen !  Golden Cache, once up to 1.80, now  offered at  10 cents and no bidders.    The history of this  mine has beeri an extraordinary   one, and the  uriloading of 200,000 shares of this stock on an  English  investor  at  a   price  about eighteen  times   as great7 as   that   at which   it is now  quoted; will doubtless do much to induce other  English capital to seek ahnih'ik tion in British  Golumbia   mines;      Still,    the     old   maxim,  Caveat emptor" applies   to; all   sueh transactions, and at the time the sale was made, those  who sold, did s o in good faith, that   tbev were  giving good value for the money.    It   is only  tho results that are unfortunate���and the purchaser.    In Slocan stocks, Dardanelles is well  Worth buying as a speculation.    At present it  is quoted very   cheaply���about 6-Jcents���and  the showing in the shaft would warrant a big  advance.  Mining Notes.'  It is stated in connection with' the Le Roi  complications that the expenses of the receiver-  ^ghip and the litigation in the case will not  "^e less than $35,000.    '  The King Solomon, D. G. Corbin^s property,  near Anaconda, B. 0., has ordered a hew  hoisting plant, with a 24-horse power boiler.  Development work will be ��� continued till the  mine is placed, on a shipping basis.  The British America Corporation on its va  rious properties has done 6,500 feet of work  in the six months that it has actually been  developing. During the month of October 13  machines were in use and 2570 feet of work of  all kinds was occomplished.  The Cranbrook Flerald reports that the bond  on the Moyie and Queen of the Hills mine,  which was held by the Fort Steele Development Syndicate of London, was no.t taken up.  The last payment of $125,000, was to have  havebeen made on the first of the month.  7 The Moyie Leader says: The preli mina ry  survey for; the St. Eugene tram way for 11 e  mine to the concentrator site is being made.  The 100-ton ore bin at the mine is fin shed  and the building of a 200-ton bin at this concentrator site will L��e started vvithin a week  or 10 days7 Between 2,000 and 3,000 tons  of ore will be shipped, from the miue this  winter.'   7, 7-; /   , -.--i-i-.  Good progress is rvowT being made with development work on the 11 claims^ constituting  the Leviathan Gold Mining &. Milling company, limited, opposite Kaslo. This proposition promises to hec me a very valuable property, the iron cropping (in places 50 feet  wide) which can be traced for over 3 miles,  all within the company's property, is in the  igh't of ex��perienee at Rossland, and a Republic, a suflici&nlly good indication that pay or  can be"'easily' reached. Economical working  sasiured from" the fact that the property is  only 3 miles from Kootenay Lake by easily  constructed wagon road. An inquiry for a  block o f a m i i I i o n p h a res fro ai-Lon d on, England, has been received and indications point  to considerable interest in the company being  manifested, owing largely to its . exceptional  acreage in addition, to general possibilities.,  There   has  been   an   unusual     amount    of  - ��  activity displayed in the Cariboo district the  past season principally around the old mining  camps, Williams and Ligntning creeks, wh se  former richness and present favorable conditions combined for acquiring suitable lax a-  tions for developing has induced conservative  mining men to visit Cariboo, and who have  enlisted capital in their interprise for opening  up man}7 of the old claims that were abandoned in the early sixties for the want of  proper machinery to meet the difficulties common to deep mining. On Williams creek the  Cariboo Geld Fields Co. possess one of the  most valuable'properties in the Cariboo d s-  trict, says the B. C. Mining ��� J.nirii'd.. It embraces many of the old locations noted for  their marvelous richness, such as the R iby,  Watty Tinker and Cameron claims, and it 's  to be; hoped that next season thi-? company will  be rewarded for their enterprise in establishing such a complete and costly plant by j  duplicating the output of either..of the above  mentioned- claims. Senator Campbeli, of  California^ under whose direction the plant  was put in operation late in the season, is a  practical mining man. whose expeieace in  alluvial deposits qualifies him to. express his  views on such matters, is of opinion that this  is "one of the most promising properties in the  Cariboo district.  YMIR.  Special Correspondence to The Economist.  A literary society is in the course of formation -.here. It is receiving arid well deserves  the hearty support and co-operation of the citizens of Ymir. There are many young men  whodo not wish to sit in a bar-room to spend  their evenings. Now it will not be necessary  as i hey will have a comfortable place to sit and.  read in.    The society iB cosmopolitan and all  will be welcome. ^  Ymirites are agitating for   a   Sunday  mail  service.    This is much  needed, and would   be  a great convenience to all.    We trust that   the  proper authorities will take this matter up.  Tom Woods,,a very popular, man here, met  with a seriou3 and distressing accidtn", laso  Wednesday, while working with a machii ��  drill at the Porto Rio mine. In some man-  nerli tippled over on. him, and crushed his  side, driving his ribs into his lungs. _ Dr. Ke'-  lar made a midnight trip to the mine. .At one  time it was thought thrat the injured, man  would not survive, but hopes are now held out  ������for his recovery. We sincerely hope that Mr.  Woods will soon be restored to health.  Mr. J. C. Garvin has taken charge of the  Porto Rico mill.  Dan Beaton, late owner of the Jenny Lind  .and Golden Gate, left for a well earned holiday, on Thursday, to Point Mulguane, U.S.  He will spend Christmas with his relatives,  whom he has not seen for 14. years.  Dr. Kellar is wearing a broad smile, the  'reason'being-that he.is jubilant over the.arrival of "a son. '  Board of Trade  A special meeting   of  the   South   Kootenay  Board .of Trade was held in the   board   rooms,  Monday   night,   the   president,   J.    Roderick-  Robertson, in the chair.      The   first   business  was   the  discussion   of  a   petition   from     the  merchant* of the city requesting   the different  railways   in   the   Kootenay   to   grant  an   all  round single fare rate  between  Ntlson, Rossland,   Kaslo,   Sandon,  New    Denver,   Sl^cao  City and other points,  between   December   10  and 20, in order  to   give  people   in   outlying  districts an .opportunity of' visiting   the com-'  ��� mercialcenters to purchase their supplies for  the holiday season. It was pointed out that  the increased freight and passenger traffic  would more, than make up for the reduction  in rates. The iov tation from the officials of  the C. P. R. to the members of the Board to  accompany the excursion on the new steamer  Moyie and over the Crow's Nest Pass railway, was received and acceptsd. A letter  was received from Hewitt Bostock M. P ,  acknowledging the receipt of   a  petition  from  ; the.board in regard to improvements on the  Lardo river, and promising to bring the matter'before the department of public works,  letters were received from Snpt. H, E. Beasley  of the C. P. R. and F. D. Gibbs of the N. P.  R., regarding the distribution of car load shij -  ments of goods between points in the Kootenay. The letters stated that the request  of the board would receive consideration by  the different companies interested. Mr. Geo.  Gurd was elected a member of the board. be Open to the  Tobacco Pouches, every style, Cigar cases,  Cigarette cases Cigar  and Cigarette hold-  ers,    Meerschaum  Mae of High-Class Pipes and Cases  in %��*������? ^S  Havana Goods, put up 25 in a box, expressly fc!&ri^l  Railway Motieo.  MIGHTON. SSSKEKSf  Notice is hereby  requirements   of tl  ;ven that pursuant to the  __,, v^vuia   cm.-Mie Dominion and British  Columbia Railway Acts, the following plans  have been deposited by the British Columbia  Southern Bail way   Company, in   the, Land  Registry Office in the City of Victoria, viz ;���  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crowds Nest Pass  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway,  Plan, Profile and Book of Relerence,  starting  . at Nelson to a point 21.74 miles east, deposited  ! 5th October, 1898, No, 565 E.  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  line, plan of said line from Station 596 x 93 to  Station 995 x 24.8, also Profile from Dunmore  westerly. Station 610 to Station 995 x 24.8, deposited 5th November, 1898, No. 565 F.  Canadian T>a*n*" W"11 ��� "���     ��� -   ���  NOTICE.  tractedi^^^g^^ ^ debts con-  person.     my nSPe W anyone but myself in  Ymir,November 25th,189s!fN ^^rt.  Banquet, Hanging, Hall and  ^[ass Stand Lamps. Useful  Christmas Gift��.  Goods and Prices Right  Canadian Pacific Rail way ^Crow's Nest Pass  line, Plan and Profile from Dunmore Westerly from Station 895 x 24.8 to Station 1608 x 88.9,  deposited 5th November, 1898, No. 565 G.  Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass  branch, British Columbia Southern Railway,  Plan and Book of Reference of extra land for  Station ground 179% miles   west of Eastern  bouudai-y, of British Columbia on north-east  l3^of Section 25, Township 10, Kootenay District deposited 17th November, 1898, No. 565H.  VictoriayB. C. 22nd November, 1898.  -     DiiAKE, Jackson & Helmcken,  Solicitors for the Depositors.  CLUB HOTEL-  rates; ��i p., *��y anl up.  ELSON, B. C.  Corner S t**l��y aa* sm^ Streets  Schoemsr Beer, io eenta  If You are Buying a Piano  GBTTHB NORDHBlfflER  It is the best in Canada.  Art Bl Mysic Co., Ba ker St.  TV��.":Qmms.       H. Braanrar.       J. H. MoOrnvsox  GORE, BURMETI CO.,  Provincial  Ami  Dominion Land Surveyors and Civffl, oogkioers.  Agents for OfeteteSttff Ctvwm   Orsusta sad Ab-  9tarmmtm6 Yiito t�� JOtemnS CZmUan, &e.  IJELgQW, - �� -  artttoft Golumblm  r  Subscribe for  Mr. F. W. Peters of the C. P. R.has returned  from the East.  The Ainsworth Swamped.  Mr. Fred Irvine is   around   again   after   an  illness of several weeks.  G. M. Leishman of the Ogiivie Milling   Co.  is in the city.  Sheriff Robinson is receiving eongratu-  lations on his appointment as Sheriff for the  Nelson and Slocan districts.  J. G.JVforgan, Winnipeg, western mamg^r  for the New York Life, and R. ��. Brett, Victoria, B. C. agent far the same company, haVto.  been in the city for the past week.  Mr. Walter Askew, after 5^ years in the Provincial Government service, has resigned his  position in the mining recorder's office here,  and accepted a position with Messrs. C. W.  West & Co. He will also act as agent of the  New York Life, a company that needs no intn -  duction to British Columbians.  Mickey Burns, who for  the   past   couple   of  years has been street commissioner in Nelson,  wandered  into Cascade  this week.      Mickey  gives a very descriptive account of the pictu -  esque scenery along   the line of   the Spokane  flails  &   Northern,   the    only    objectionable  fetture is hid trip being,  he asserts,   that    he  bad to get < ff the track when   th�� train   came  a Oiig.      He is making  his   way   through   to  Greenwood.���Cascade Record.  Tne steamer Ainsworth owned by Braden  Bros, of Pilot Bay, encountered a squall at  7:30Vt>lock last evening, and waV swamped,  bhe left here yesterday with 31 passengers  and crew���9 of whom were drowned. W. J.  Kane engineer of the Ainsworth, tells the story  of the accident as follows :  "W* left Pilot Bay at 6.45 n. m., and at 7:30  we encountered   a squall   off'Crawford    B&y.  Ihe boat was pretty well loaded   down   at the  bow with wood.   She started pitehingand took  in some Wittr at the bow.    The wood was jet-  tinned to lighten the bow,  and   that let  the  water rim aft.    The   steamer lurched   to the  right, then to the left and once   more to port  and swamped.    When she  first started to roll  o��e of the crew, named   Pariseau,   launched a  m��-soat and four went with   him.    The   boat  only got away   from   the steamer   when   she  went down-four   drowning,   the  one saved  swimming to the wreck.    I climbed up   to the  d*ck and launched the big   lifeboat,   but   she  was also upset by the   Italian   passengers   in  their scramble to   get into her.    Finally   she  was righted^and with two   board* for paddles,  we reached shore two and a-half  miles  away!  Afrer^nghting a bonfire we   returned   to the  steamer   and|  rescued    those  who   were   still  clinging to-the  wreck.    The   pilot   boat from  Kaslo took th ose who were saved to that place.  Included    in.   the number   who perished   are  Onarles    Campbell, merchant, Pilot Bay : John  Orurn,   steward, and  James   McNeill, fireman.  1 he   ns mes of   the   other   six could   hot be  1�� ��rned.  Th �� Ainsworth drifted   to the beach, where  fcle now lies.  City   Council.^  At the regular weekly meettng^oi-^-he^/city  council, Monday  afternoon^^a^or^ouston  presiding, the board pfcimi^^^  sen ted their  report. T^eyc^^  mended the opening iip^aiidygrading of ' Jos^pfe  ine street, yfrom the ^^ilw^s^Ttfackto Vernon  street; also to repair the road way of Front  street, between Hall and   Cedar  streets.    Th��  report was referred  to the finance committee.  James Coyle> C. E., sent in a report  as to  the feasibility of Cottonwood Smith   Creek, at  or near  Summit  lake,   from  streams on th��  watershed south of the lake,  and  giving approximate flow of streams and   length of required flumes.    The report was referred to the  board of public works.  It was deeided to call for  tenders   for  th��  right of removing ice from the reservoir.  Other minor business was   transacted  and  thecouacil adjourned.  The San Francisco Music and Drama, of a  late date, concludes an artiele eontaimng a  reprint of a large portion of Manager Jamie-  son's letter to the Victoria and Vancouver pa��  pers regarding amatewr performances, as follows : '" There are managers in,> other towns,  who have the same complaint to make, butl  they dare not face th�� alternative of losing  patronage by refusing their houses to amateur  performances. There are a lot of professionals  who make a fin�� profit by getting up entertainments with the assistance of amateurs in  small cities, and it is these speculators who  will lose by shutting but local entertain-  mdnts." THE ECONOMIST.  ��.. ��J.�� ^U ���.��/ vL. *lr vV ^f> ��I> r!* -*' *1' *-J-�� vj. *��/ *.*' vV.sj�� ��'<^J^.^vfl^-VI������i��JZi->,  I,. .T,   ..t,   ^T - v'-*  V*'   \1'   �����>* *V  ��J/   O*   ^L^U'i.^l.^m  ^'  n*"8**.  r\o  r^ f^t" ��2* F!  i=^  �� ��  .?  j ^  5 <&*A  ^  a itn  ^ad"  r*  :alers in  Next to Nels��n Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. I>3  icai im  vl'  .Agents for  Victoria Co:l��nist  SBATT&E,.TiatES ���������.���������  S..F. BUIiMJTIN  S"F. CAI/L       Ni&EiSQN Economist  NeJjSOjS" Mikee, '.--  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Ejipi re  Toronto -Farm and Fireside  New York StxNDAY Woeld,  And Other Pjskiodicals.  ���V" r.  OJymp.fa;.: Oysters, : 7; :-.  BREAD, CAKES, PASTRYy ETC.  Fresh Daily From  ELS ON    BAKERY.  ' WHOLESALE AND   RETA3L DEAL!  ,;   F'RESH AND  SALT  "Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  .    "Mail^orders receive careful attention.  'Nothing but "fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept iii s to el:. .   '     '  ��.. u  IKAVtb, m&tlc  tt ���������������-.��� v* ~{c  HI  ��� ��*��*���*  ill    !������-IjS'M*?*?*    0L  it    n   .3    ?*   u    g    -s    "^ *       >-     .3 s   *-y-   u'  f ^i���  wumnJUJiiiwuffMWpM  g^ws^taaggsacaagaiioaasju^ijejhaa^  . Is how prepared to receive orders for  onhestic and Steam Coal   and   Biacksm  s5 Fuel  ���PRICES���I)(.rcn'Hne *m��c1 Steam Coal $5.75 per ton.  Y.vw ksmsth-' Fuel ' 10.00 per ion.  oars, Sashes ai  &%  ���=&,  ano  8�� TERMS���Gash with Order.  Office in-C. W. WEST &'CO'S Building.  B,  AOBNT.  CM A RLE  d  I'C  ;s  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Priiceis Reasonable.  ^  'B  9  Wanted.  9   E.  By. a-., reliable person, position as housekeeper in hotely-U6arcliug,houHe or private  family, where-help is lcept. Has excellent  references. Apply to Miss Peakce, 1227 liob-  sori Street, Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone 93   For  NELSON   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgr.  Stand   Opposite   Central. Fruit   Store  The South "Wind's Story.  Come gather around me children,.  And I'll tell you a tale  The South Wind told of a rose bud sweet,  And a little primrose pitle.   '    ;    '   ���������''-'���������.   '���  For the wind camevwhisperiiig gently  Over the meadow; sweet,.    .  It gathered the" iElose's petals  And th'rew.them.atmy feet.  Theii this is the story children,  The SAUth Wind told: me, -..,-���  As it merrily danced through the yellow, corn,  Ahd.scattered the leaves on the tree.  High up oh the lonely hillside  Beside a shady road  Where the flowers blossom fairest  A little cottage stood.  And in"that little cottage  A.mother fair; one day,  Bent lovingly-oyer a little bed,   .  Where her cradled darlings lay.  Her little -'Twin Roses" she called them,  And close to the garden wall,  They planted a primrose, fresh from the glen,  Aud a red rose bush, tall. .  Now Primrose was like her own name flower-,  Modest, and gentle, and fair,  While Rose filled the house with laughter and-glee,  A spirit that was everywhere.  Now chasing the butterflies through the corn,  Now picking the berries red,  Or ^'helping mamma" to cook and clean,  Or putting her dollies to bed.  Her eyes were bright as the morning star,  Her cheeks like the roses red,  And golden brown was the curly hair,  That crowned the pretty head.  And the birds sang sweet, that summer,  High up in the forest, trees,  But the ch il d ren's songs were j ust as sweet.  As innocent, and"free.-��� .  When the summer time had ended,  And the birds away had flown,  I left them awhile, the South Wind said,  In a fairer land to roam.  ButI..came again in the spring time,  When the roses were in bloom.  And the birds were singing their sweetest songs,  Around the cottage homo.  I heard no children's voices,  In their merry careless play-,  But only a sound of weeping,  I heard that sweet spring day. :  I peeped in the open doorway.  And there on the cradle bed,  The sweet '.'Twin Roses." were-lying,  All still, and-pale, and dead.   7  And the Mother's heart was breaking,  Willi bitter yearning pain,  As she kissed once more the pale cold, lips,  That would never smile again.  So they buried them there on the hillside,  Where the flowers were in bloom,  And planted the roses, that grew by the door.  Above their quiet tomb.  Then the South Wind with sad, low moap.in.tr,  Stirred up the leaves as they lay  At my feet, on that Summer evening,  And quickly whirled them away.  And that is the story, children, 7...;  The'South Wind told'to me';-',   . "���-"  As it danced through the fields ��''yellow corn,  And scattered the leaves on the tree.  To The Sirdar.  1 have the voice, the words, the phrases,  I have the air (a tuneful thing),  (iri^.-t-Kitchener, to sing thy- praises,  7\:id  yet. alack! I cannot, sing.  Pocr cl'M-vishes, bow didst, thou trounce them?  A theme for every poet's tongue;  Yet till 1 know how to  pronounce them,  My song must stay unmade, unsung.  J I..w could 1 bring forth thus���'���Hurrah!  Turns all the Madhists' plans awry  A nd routs the hordes of Abdullah!*'  When L should say "Abdulln-Iii?"  Wouldsl thou not utter in thy grief a  Remorseful and expressive  "Ah!"  To hoar me cry, "Poor doomed Khalifa!"  Wiien thou didst call him "Khalila?"  Thoifdst preach at me a wrathful serin >n,  Should I sing how thy skilful  plan  lias brought thee safely to Omdurman,  When really 'tis to Omdurman,  And 'tis an irksome-task and dreary,  More dreary than this sad song tolls.,  To find how to acee-nt Karcrri,  Jabel, and various Waddels.  Hence, though no strain.coald well bo sweeter  Than mine will be, when mine is made,  The all exacting laws of metre. .  And also rhyme, must be obeyed;  But-cease thy bitter lamentation,  I'll sing a song that's worthy thee  When Soudanese accentuation  Js not a mystery to hie!  ���rati Mall (hizctlr.  VioLiEt St. Ci.a mik  Van couver, Nov. 16,1SJ)8.  'Snh-ta.ntial buildings aie being constructed  oi the properties of the Oid Inn-jdea in  Greenwood camp.  ���UA  I  < !  f  IT - 8  THE ECONOMIST.  *. i"  -*  J.  SHORT     STORIES.  An English minister was once  visiting the Bishop of Derry when  there were two or three other clericals in the house. One morning, one  of the parsons being late for breakfast, the bishop sent another brother  of the cloth to go and see what detained him. In a few miqutes  he returned with thS information  that the delinquent had cut himself in 7 shaving, and was then  audibly damming his blood.  A  Tioga  vouthstarted  -to take'  his best girl to the city one evening  last   week (says   the  Philadelphia  Record).      The   couple   boarded   a  stre et-ear, and when the conductor  came   in   for   the  fare, ' the young  inan d ived down in his pocket.   To  his horror, he  discovered   that  his  pocket    was      absolutely      empty.  Looking up at   the   conductor,   he  blur ted out :      "I've  charged  my  pants and left my money at-home.-".  Then.' he 1 >oked   questioningly   at  t he girl.      She shook her head, and  mm mrrt d".: " So have I." Thecon-  ciuciur gri >i n ed, th e m a i d en blushed  flndg..ih.e   young .man   signalled ....'to..  sio;>. .,.-������  Guaranteed Superior to any SweetenedTlilk: on the riarket.    Recornmended  hysicians... ���   Manufactured   and . Guaranteed ��� fay "THE MAN)  v*��  0  ���  31tll  ��?  S 2  IU!  0  k laoaimo  Time Table No. 8i."  To take effect at 7 a. in. on Saturday, March  -.26, 1898.    Trains   run  on   Pacific  Standard Time.       . ,  WHEN you buy . ���  ��� OKELL&MGRRIS'  6'KELL &;f '������- m h ' -  reserves- ^^f^i^^SeffeS  GOING NOItTEE���Read Down.  '" '.-'������''.   -.''"-'������'.    ;     . ���-  Paily  Saturday  & Sunday  Lv.   Victoria for   Naiia-  in'io and Wellington.....  Ar. Xanaimo......   Ar. Welti n^ton...... ..c.......  A.M.  9:00  J 2:20  32:15  P.M.;  4.00  7:lfi  7:35   7  GOING SOUTH���Read Up.  io   you get what are pure Briti-sh Columbia Are absolutely the  >o   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  )o   home.  xjasisisisisirjuisisisui^  Pier Majestyys Judges sometimes  find their match in old ladies.  Lately one old lady sympathized  with the Lord Chief Justice as he  sat in court, on bemg bored to death  by counsel saying the same thing  over and over again, and then  thrust all her papers into his l��rd-  ehip's astonished hands exclaiming:  aOh, 3rou good, dear man ! You  have been fooled and I have been  fooled. Oh ! }'ou dear, dear man,'  and as she turned to go, kissing  her, hand to the majesty of the law,  hhe exclaimed, "Oh! you lovely  man !" What was a poor judge to  do? No one could call it contempt  of court.  Daily  Saturday  & Sundry  Arrive Victoria   Li-avc Nanaimo for Victoria.............   ���Leave ���Wellington for  Victoria...... ............  A.M.  12:07  ;   8:467  8:25 7  P.M.  S:t;o   ...  4:8SC  4:25  For rates   and, information   apply   at the  i7'tiii)'aii v7s offices. ^  V.   DUNSMUILI,  President. II. K, PRIOR,  Ge.neral Fr't and Pass. Ag't.  antly     exclaiming:   " Missed,   1 y  heaven !"  TEA'S. AND-CO  Blue Ribbony Salada and Lipton's Teas.  ALL'��� BRAWDS AND  Blue Ribbon Coffee.  ��  ^T7  One of the stories that the late  James Payn liked to tell was about  what he called an American duel,  wherein two duelists, with one  second, met within doors anddnw  Not many years ago at the  Queen's theater, Dublin, during  one of the late T. C. Kind's engagements, " Plamlet "wasbeing played  to' a densely crowded house. The  actor .portraying the p��rt of the  Ghost solaced himself during hir  long wait i'rorn the first to the  third act by perusing ih�� evening  paper, u-ing his spectacles ih so  doing. Being interested in pome  article (probably the " weights" fur  riri import** nt- handicap), he delayed :e;ivh:�� the greenroom until  the in miem uf hearing his cue,  when,   }j;.��;ily   (-na <h ng     up.   hi.-  II I |  ������:  -<! ass fe  ~\~^1T-~WLJ~ "\/^   w^ you r��ast. over, a hot cooking stove during  V  v     Ji i_   --JL-     this' warm  weather  when we can supply you  with a coal oil stove which will save  your temper   as   well  as  your pocket ?     You can do anything, with them.       7.  We h-��ve also a fine line of house furnishings ou knd.'���  A  W.aer-on work and Blacksmithin-g in all its Branches.  H. A.   PRQSSER,   Manager.   Lake St.,  Opj9. Court  House.  NELSON,   B.  C  &>  &  nr^  truncm-on,   ht-;   rnshet  �� -n  the  (Established 1858.)  stage   wihoul hi.- beard   < f.   " s.i-bie i  silvered" or removing hi* spe'j? ^c'es  A titter  gieetedhia   an-vearaiu e  Manufacturers of  KBgsa  lots to decide which should shoot} hut stiJ I ?ho s-olemni'y of the. dutk-  himseff. A was lucky man, ��nd j ened st&^e find the fine acting of  without a word he retired into the King as I [am lot p evented any  next apartment lo carry out the g-eat outburst until ihe Queen,  purpt��se of 5-elf-destruction. B and ! replying to JJamiel's que.* tiont*-,  the second, both very much moved | " D.�� you i-ee r.othif��.e t- ere ?" an?-  by the tragedy of the situation, u- | wered, ''Xoti-ing at all. Yet all  mained in lisiening attitudes. At | this 1 see," when a voice from aloft  lust the pistol was heard, and they j exoia imccl, " Lend tier your specs,  vere shuddering with emotion and | old boy," followed by .another:  icmorse, when suddenly in    ii.  }"-.i < ����� M-iiild y^ur row.      Sine he's   i>ut  Write as for Prices, or CARLEY  &  PSEL, of iSeison.  VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  TOTAL  DAILY  CAPACITY. 8,200  BBLS.  SIMPS HUNGARIAN and OGILVIE'S GLENORA.  f*%fz��  the suj��po��td ihud ir-  mph  hem on to .��� eo to rha\ e hiiii-M-J i  j>  GILVIE   -   MILLING   -   OOMRANY  G. M. Leishman,  Victoria, Agent for British Columbia. THE ECONOMIST.  77l��  9  Sensible Arrangement.  What Sir Daniel Lysons believes to  have been the first case of a settlement  of an "affair of honor" on the Duke of  Wellington's plan is described by him  in his "Early Reminicences. " It occurred in Halifax about the middle of the  present century:  One day Captain Evans canie to me  boiling over with wrath and indignation. He, said, he had been grossly insulted by Captain Harvey; the govern-  or's son, and begged me to act as his  *^Sft I agreed, provided he promised  to^R exactly as I told him. He consented. .-.-  I cal led on Captain Harvey' s friend,  Uaptain Bourke, and we agreed to abide  by the Duke of Wellington's order about  dueling, which had just then been  promulgated at Halifax.  We carried out our intention as follows: We made each of our principals  write out his own version of what had  occurred. We then chose ah umpire.  We selected Colonel Horn of the Twentieth regiment, a clear headed and much  respected officer. With his approval we  sent him the two statements, and he  directed ns to come to his house the f ol -  lowing morning with our principals.  At the appointed time we arrived and  were shown into the dining room. We  bowed formally to each other across the  table and awaited- the appearance of our  referee. Colonel Horn soon entered, and,  addressing our principals, said:  *'Gentlemen, in the first place, I must  thank you for having made my duty 60  light. Nothing could be more open,  generous or gentlemanlike than your  statements. The best advice I can give  you is that you shake hands and forget  that the occurrence has ever happened. "  '.��� They at once walked up to each other  and shook hands- cordially. They were  the best of friends ever after.  up  in a free  .-j vue meeting   broke  fight.   So I came back, sir.  The city editor came down from his  desk and gazed pitifully upon the cub.  "They were to have debated on peace,"  he said sorrowfully "and the meeting  broke up in a fight, and there was nothing to write! You may go.' V That is a  story they tell along the row, and it  is an old one.��� Scribner's.  X  >3  If  'Yellow Attractive to Insects.  we watch   the  beautiful   golden  marsh marigold, we shall find it rarely  receives a visit from the bumblebee. It  is said, that those bright, golden bodied  flies of the family Syrphidse are the I  chief disseminators of its pollen. However this may bey one thing is perfectly  plain, the marsh marigold is a striking  and showy yellow flower, which cannot  escape the notice of a multitude of  spring insects. It is consequently visited by beesy flies, butterflies and beetles.  Yellow is a most common color among  flowers, and one which is peculiarly  conspicuous and flashy in sunlight, when  it is varnished with a gloss like that  which we see on the buttercup and the  marsh marigold. ���-Chautauquasu  ��� Bxtrmtraffance.  a case,'' she exclaimed indig-  to  "Here's  nantly, looking up from her paper,  . i man who   actually had   the  nerve  put his wife on an allowance of 10 cents  a day."  " What did she do with it all?" he  fefiked absentmindedly.  It was several hours before she felt  that she was calm enough to discuss  matter**  with   hira   dispassionately..  Control of Palsied Hands.  The control men get over their hands  by constant practice was  being discussed.    One cited the case of an artist, who  is afflicted with  palsy so  badly that he  cannot convey his  food or drink   to his  mouth unaided.  And yet this man with  pallet and   brush   in  hand can paint as  , well as ever he could.   Before his brush  "touches the  canvas  his  hand trembles  violently^ but the. moment he feels the  brush touch his  picture his stroke becomes firm and strong and just what he  desires it to be.  Almost a parallel" case is that of a  veteran soldier well; -k^own in Kansas  City, "Peg Leg" Smith. Smith is now  in the Soldiers' home in Le^vehworth.  When in Kansas City, he used to run a  cigar wheel at the city hall square.  Smith comes to Kansas City frequent-  ly, and when here likes.to go to a shooting gallery on Walnut' street an4 shoot  at the targets^ He is & good shot and  enjoys looking along, a rifle barrel.  Smith has the palsy in an alarming degree. When h�� raises the rifle and aims  it at the target, it jerks around in such  a lively manner that one would wager  he could not hit the side of a house,  but just as he is about to pull the trigger his hand steadies and the next instant the bell rings. The palsied man  has hit the bullseye  T5ie  Hindoo Ocad.  The Hindoos consider their dead a*  sacred and do not allow them to b���  handled by alien hands, the nearest  male relative-���sou, father or brother���  preparing the body for burial, and ii  there be none of these relatives a son u  adopted by the family for the purpos��.  The Story the Cab Reporter Didst Get.  One day a cub reporter was sent to  cover a meeting oi an east side literary  club, which was to debate about arbi-  trat^flHLnd its effect upon international  peaceyTut he came back to the ofllce  within an hour looking disappointed.  "Where's your story?" asked the city  ��ditor.  "There wasn't any story to write,"  replied th�� new reporter, picking up a  newspaper. "They couldn't a&ree upon  the wording of the subject, and they  to arguing and  calling names, and  Something Smaller.  Professor���If you are at all interested in geological specimens, madam, wilJ  you not accept some of these beautiful  specimens of quartz?  Mrs. Mushroom���They are almost toe  large for  me to carry.    Have you  pints?���Pearson's Weekly  Chamberlain and the "Puritan Maid."  A Bal timore woman, in The Sun of  .:hat city, tells this story of Joseph  Chamberlain when he was in Washington in 1887:  "He was a big, burly man, caring so  little for his appearance that at one of  the most fashionable dinners of the season his cravat got turned to almost under his ear and his shirt stud became  unfastened, and he sat calmly oblivious  to either incident. His brains and charm  in conversation won him friends wherever he went. One day he called on a  lady who happened to be giving a girls'  luncheon. She went out at once to see  him, and laughingly said if he did not  mind being the only man present she  would be delighted if he would come  in the dining room and take the vacant  place of one of her young friends who  had not come.  "He was not afraid to face a lot of  'American beauties,' so he accepted  gayly, and the vacant place happened  to be next that of Miss Endicott, daughter of Secretary of War William C. Endicott of Massachusetts, a dovelike,  slender girl, one of the greatest belles  of the day. The outcome of this was  the marriage of the English statesman  and the 'Puritan maid,' as she was  often called, his neighbor at an entertainment to which he had only been  bidden by that 'fate which shapes our  ��sds, rough hew them as we wilL ' "     ]  mRY  We   have a full stock, of all   lines   of our   goods  m our Warehouse at Nelson, and will quote  CLOSE PRICES TO DEALERS OM LY  We   have   ou  track   to-day   four  cars   Ashcroft  potatoes, which are the best grown in B.G.  Winnipeg, Man., Vancouver, B. C., Nelson, B.C.  ��� P-'J- RUSSELL, MANAGER, NELSON, BRANCH.  HADDIE*  ea  3ES  I  9  03  $��$��$Q^����$$$$��$����S&S��  TORONTO,  ONTARIO.  Manufacturers of the Famous  ��  OXFORD RADIATORS,  BOILERS and   HEATERS,  STOVES and   RANGES.  66  ii  The Oxford Radiators and Boilers are used in the largest  and best constructed buildings in Canada and the United  States.    For quotations write to  Agent for British Columbia.  VICTORIA.  ^/^^/%/^^ ^^^/^^^^^^^^/^^^^/^^^^.^^^^^^^fc. ^^^  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE  ROSSLAND  SANDON  Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE  NELSON  KASLO  FORKS  SLOCAN CITY  W. R. JACKSON & CO.,  Commission -Vi^en t.s Delmon iro  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important, events. Starting  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by cable  VICTORIA, B.C.  Brokers and Manufacturers9 Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M.  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O. Box 498.  Gold   Drop  Flour,  R.   Smith   &   Co's  ItfTlZ^S^^ 7 0  '    !  7  I i *7  11 v-  y  THE* ECONOMIST.  Fowled  tha Foreman.  At onepf the iron works in tho north  of  ELip;L��id a good   story is   told at the  expense of   one of   the   foremen   at' the j   0^  blast furnaces.  The men known as the barrow men  hiive it cc.rt-aiii mimbf.r'of rounds or La,r-  rows of ore to wheel t.o tho furnace during their eiprht hours of labor.  One storfcy night' the foreman, who  was suiferiug from a severe headache,  retired to his cabin : but, heir." of a suspicious nature, ha left the door open  that ho might hear if auychings.unusual  took place. ��� ..-.:.  The men hart worked steadily on'fcr  some time, passing the cabin with each  barrow of oroon their way to tho lift.  At. last one man . in.passing the-door remarked "loutUy to another, "One more  found, Fat, aud ruon"��� hut- the foreman, overhearing the remark ami know-  iiig. it" was a long way of '��� knocking  off" time, rushed   to the door, exciaijai-  iJj jr -  SSSS3K3  &4  - -* i  gsaoB^  B  mce-  iied no Family will Use any Other.  Satisfaction Guaranteed by the  /^ 3  S 72 ia  ��' s I �� i   g   e '  r> ? jT�� s   3   &   '*, ari  sSSH'8    �� n  B-3   5  ��    3  "p:  -�� --H f  V  i tk=��     b  ' \  ."^J .'-^i f**> **"  ��������'* *   a" 4"* p- j  s  ����  Boic^  ,    ,.    efson, B.-C.^  ne. ;Kootenay  "And thou what, my man?"  "And   liit'ii   another," coolly  replied ' aiara Block,  W.  Jy -OUIN  ?  'tomatlc Refrigerators  aho   bsuTJAv rjsi!, riuri   the - foreman re  t j red. ���Liverpool iVJ ercury  JJ*k*.r Street, Nelson j >  Tho  Man That  Knows.  "There are some men," said Mr-;  Stay bolt, "that always know about  tbiu-H They have a power of judgment  that amounts to genius They discern'  the truth nnerrmgjy - Thev know' wliat  - ; P;vscirtJ..a:��i.<?nt!t3u x'ven to crown and bridge !  IV.r./'y and i.ho sinless "extraction of teeth bV '  Oca-l a.o��.sthe-ti:v3.  .ightni-ng Ice Cream Freezers  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, >rith Electric welded wire hoops  r~%  urif n  n  r-a  is ri/.;ht   and what   is wrong   m a quea  tion. and,   they know   it   at   the   outset  without waiting   for   the   event.    They  n-ngo themselves  not with   confidence,  ja  b;:r with   knowledge,, and .however  the j��"  d.ouc!ar may lower they are not disturb-  i ;3  ed     luricod they rather  like the storm,   j i  i'oi i:u\y know when the end will lie.       j -?��  "TLi��y are more powerful   than other \'!2  moT; beeaGse   they are   unhampered   by I ^>"  doubts.    They don't   doubt, they know,   |'��  :.��nd   men   follow them, as   they always  ��� A ^  J.     iii. -i!>^' ia. 5)0.  1 i^nl in?  /������la^  ��/  ^  ^  ^^^"  !.rr?'.T��i..tf1:-'5ri;yire8-   ^      lnaa      thiit  S3i-.^-'>��'.sui'e   about  -3>  you  0   <   -9  ��5 La ��. w  of 'having the best.    ' %  ��� % &  ���:"��������� - ��  COMHANDINO ATTENTION  is   siniply,a   matter   of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by tis will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.  Telephone Company^ a.d^ti^the s^  "iS?thi;71iS?r5,,e  incorporated ^Kd to  'o^���f^tL,eJl{lb,.1,t,es' <^tercd   into  by the  ntf.rfsaid companies and for the conferr  '��� pon the said Company so to be inc-o So rated  tne powrs to purchase, lease, take over or  o.horwise acquire the rights, privileges   fran-  ���M^lv'^^f ^d ftswlS nr*��y  cornpa'iw m  <=n.\ pa 1!. oi rhe Province of British roh-imhi-.  uivny- similar objects to the compan es so to  l.i"c?i2r?ted' nncl t0 a^^gamate ;?ith  i. pnt��^�� coTi.p��ny or companies :uid to  Miciato- and carry on the business ofthe  .������fovopaid comj-nhy so acquired .or to b" ac-  q-.m-odand for the conlenin- nnon the^aid  !. ','* ���*,,::ny KO '����� ]!e 3"corporatcd of ail such  i^yyyT  Inay  hfi   ni'<-�����>��-y  to    fully  and  ���.. ..��N,.tHv carry on   ai.ri operate  the works  ����� '������!��� s iul. or any of thorn.  I'ateci l !ils J Mh day of November   A   D  1S<)S  McJ'm 1,1,1 !\s & Wu.i.Vam.s,"   "    -Solicitors for Applicants.  ���a- --fi.%. ^a  IT  /2t  T  o  ������s-a ��������-���- ^  *4    5   S   3   -t- *t   ii   s   -  ^�� . k-   ^-, -   c   �� V.-3  \! /-  v. /      gap  ^ 11   t  AMD  7 We are direct'Ira porters and Wholesale Dealers in  VINES,   UGiUORS,' .HAVANA   Ot'QARS,   ETC  All the leading brand"! always in stock.  ' r ^Ot    JB5BK r  :05-g^h*Fi;��  ^2>  i-VATES    STREET,  VSOTORIA, B.a.  u  ;?��  : p ; f fO ���  ?���'������ i% -"^  ^eplew.  McKillop   Block,   Baker  All \rork ffuaraTiteed.  ���rptfr.f  Twnple Building, Vietorki.    Metropolitan Building, Va-nconv��r.  70 Bassingball St., Liondon.  OF   il^PROyE?<rlEKTS.  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL OF THE  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Paees, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  ��� : iii:-ule ''   mineral   cisi;  situ/ate   in    the j  4P  is  ueneral Shipping & Insurance Agents  /3 S  it  IViiNiNG Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year.   Single Cop!es��5 cents.  SEND    FOR  C0PY����FF  110-112 -N. Broadway, Los Angeles Cal.  .ootenav fMs^  Veh-on Miniiie- division of \\'e:-l  : r ���' ��� ��� 1.  Where located :-Oa iheoa.st side oi (iivenut !  '���n'C.-:, fti.id is Mi-, eastern extensioa of the I  ���7��v):!io'- c!aini1o;iTi.ii.l -Monnfain. *    '  ^ ! <������ l-e tKJtice thr.r 1, A . n. r,,mi hie, i'ree ^: jn<M-'��  ^crti.'h-flitj .No. Kyyij A. n^t-nt for Edmund  .��n.jnes  i--:lmer.   rVee   Miner's   CerUhV&te   \0  WS> A. intend, sixty davs nfter  ate iuireof, to     ��-  j HiM.iy to the >.imnj?   He.--order   for a ce'Uiiicate  ; 01  ii'ij.rovenients,   for   the y^it^o^   of obtnii'-  ! my a crown irrant of the ftbove claim  j     And   farther   take   notice that action, under  I section :-.,-, must l-.r. com in en (-ed i.-efore th" issu  aace of such "ertilicate of i m yrcvenouit^  | 1-atea' this 10th t\-iy of September. JSils."  j A. (7 (i.vM.K:.:-:. A^enl.  Cowimission Merchants.' Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lrtinaber  Merchants and Tus Boat Agents. Orders executed for evei'y deserip-  ti(ui of JJritish nncl Foreign Merchandise.   Chartoi^s effec-te'd.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.    Marine risks covered. - -   ���  I^ife, Accident and Koiler Insurance ia the best offices. Kl-ondik��  Ilisks accepted.    Miners1 Outfits Insured.  liOans and iVorfgaares Negotiated. Est-atos ManAffed and Rants  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  ^  ^  GENERAL  F!NA NO! A L.  AGENTS.    -   ..      ��a&# 11  ECONOMIST.  ��  %_^  1  r��.  SB  ��<-  DiplotaaXl��.  * * Henry,,"    she   said   disconsolately,  'you didn't give me a.birthday gift."  "By.Jovo,   that's   so,r>   said Henry,  !but yon see yon always   look so young  that I can't realize you ever had birthdays. "  Then   she was happy, and   he smiled  -  the  mean, subtle  smile oi'  a man who  has saved money.���London Tit-Bits.  s Wooing in England is, as a rule, the  preliminary to a happy union. The latest statistics show that the average annual number of applications for divorce  does not exceed 575, which is certainly  small, considering that the number of  Englishmen and. English women who-  marry each year is 450,000.  In England less than a century ago it  was not unusual for a man to sell his  wife into servitude  Notice of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner, of Lands  and  Works for  permission to purchase the following?.described  unsurveyed and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set on the south  bank  of Kootenay River about 23^ miles west of Kelson, and  marked "E.  C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south  forty chains, thence Ayest forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east,  following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixtv acres more or less.  July 30,1898. E. C. Arthur.  CERTIFICATE OF'. I IMPROVEMENTS  " Grand Union"  mineral claim,  situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  .District.      .  V. here located : North fork of Salmon River.  ohontt .velvt: miles from Erie. 7  .71 ake notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  fur R. K. Neill, Free 'Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the el a, te hereof,  to apply to the mmingrecorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.  A ml farther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  ^2S^ 7f��232k  Certificate of Improvements.  ���'Princess Ida"1 mineral claim, situate in  the \civi.u mining division of West Kootenay !'���"  f let.  Wlie' -loc.-ited :���On Morning Mountain,  'near t .e L^-.d waters of Sandy Oreek.  Talc : notice that I, John .YiuL.atch.ie, acfing  af: ag nt for B. R. (J. Walbey, Free Miner's  Certificate No, 2(157 A, "William F1-. Bam bury,  Free. Miner's Certificate No. 2/51 A, and Michael Kgan, Free Miner's Certiiicate No. 2o;st  A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown .grant of the above claim. And .further take notice that action, under section 37,  ���must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this first day of October, 1898.  John McLatchie, P. L. S.  The    Largest   Supply   of  Horse      Blankets      Ever  1 ������* b��. v-���-B  W::.fc*n~     .Brought .^ ^^^  nay.    Every one High Gra le   Article.    Inspection  vitecl.     -    ��� -\ .  O'ppO.S.'Tt  *��;-^P'  mnosi  f��     NBL.SON.  B.C.  pnnr  ii  'OOTBNAY L  l^r  P  SAW MILL |  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Second Relief"  mineral claim,  situate in  the Nelson   Mining Division of West Kootenav  District.  Where located :   North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of "improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take.notice that action,  under  section 37, must be commenced  before  suance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 189S.  John A. Coryell,  "       CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  �� Canadian Queen " mineral claim, situate,in  the Nelson Mining Division of \\ est Kootenaj  diWhfere located : North Fork of Salmon River,  a^ahinSt^that l" 5m X. Coryell, as agent  for W^F.^ifchen, Fre<^Miner's Cert^cate^o  for a certificate of improvement*,  \P[hthc^;.e  pose of obtaining a Crown giant oi tnc  aoo%e  ClAnd further take  notice that actfon.  under  section 37. must  be commenced   ,jClol^^'7 lh  luaiui o   such certificate of improvements.  "Sated this 5th day of Septembor^ltgh.^^  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders    Prompt*,*...-   -n- j S.-h^r,  ?ft?F?rafHr-VyxS^k|Turn.dWar!.  JOHN RAB, A  ���HA/1".  3  >=>  ^^nnnooooooOQ C �� JLOJL2JL9. SO  1S-  Agent.  %  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ...  ->���   i-p.,���tin���"ininrail claim, situate in  thoSftSu SfniSS DKi'"ionlor  West Kootenay  DWhere located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from brie.  fo'rT Tl&   rV7etnn7.s0;yu!fieat^No.  0a,aePoP1-H,n��pvoveS,enV 'for the^Iftf,,,0' 0b"  section'7^7^l.n��l  *fp��� tho *  sx;77��r7^r��^^^  Uateci tins .>   Jqhn a _ UORYELLf agent.  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  494SA, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,"for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further tn'ke notice that   action,   under  section 37, must bo  commenced   before   the   Issuance, of such certificate, of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August. 1S<>8.  John A. ('OKVEi.t, agent.  VANCOUVER and MELSOftJ  K8ar Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelse*.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Citor shine"  mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mhiing Division of West Kootenay dm- ,  ''Where located : North fork of Salmon River, |  CERTIFICATE OF '.MPROV   NEWTS.  "Big Rump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenav District.  Where located : Salmon  River,   North   Fork.  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, ns agent  for the Big Bump Cold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 130S1A, intciui.' sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to tho milling 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 certifienrte of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, sugent.  Certificate of Improvements.  i     "Hold K-and" mineral claim: sit unto  in the  ! Nefson Mining   Division   of  West   Moo.enny  mV, ,:  ,,Vt '(��� e tl at I. Walter Askew, Free M ��-  1 :-1  /    ��� i<i .V,io No   2 <.30  A. tor   mys"ir. a nd  ^^ as     i^tfoVwV C Forrester    Free Ml-  i uc-'-sVert  ficate   No.   US.3H3.   aud   iMmr les\\ ,  T,nnn'l    Fret'  M i u ���' i-'s Cerl i Ii ��-a����� ��� No; 2.1)211 A,  '      ihhI   -sixtv davs   iroin   the   ds-tc   bt-��'/��i-   \''  ��� '   7   MeMiniU'' Recorder lor a ccrtificiit.-  : ?>'   il-     u nt". for I ho purpose of obtaining  !    ',     ,vn -rant ol' the above  n;um   .  ! firllicr take notice that  action,  undr  ' .till   n i 7       ust be cnunenc-d b-torc  the   i,-  1 s uaiice o f'su Hi certilleate ���f in., Tovcnient^.  l1-> ed this 27th day ot"Seefeiai>er, {*>���!*���  jAiieu Li-'- ^ Ai/ri'Ut Askew.  Subscribe for  8      I  a AT  i !'  t  -uiquors  "Wines  Cigars  ���e=>  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  (   Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc,  OOTEWAYBRANCH  Vi   Victoria, B.C.,    Vancouver, B.C., and London, Eng.  ? I  ^^^^"^"^"NELSOM, B.C.  x  u-f.r.^j^.^Wt.l.-.rj'^^^*r^^v��i-��n^,v-^^ofltw^^^T>i^ ��"T'W> ������ ^~Tv^rrrTfflnT*'*i^n��''r"^yTi-^-r^Twrra*��r^^  "���'TH l"ffTOVt1^"*l''W  ie~  S3 g 4 I <S�� &|  =Sfci S a cs &rf* 3 fa  Ess* ea.d    g b p  ODDS  AND ENDS.  He-  u Qi  AK��  SO  Lf  Hm?^ TiwQ   R?ifir!  Fewest Changes,  Lowest Rates,  No Customs Difficulties.  Firsi-elf.ss.and Tourist Sleepers through   from  Pacific to Atlantic and to St. Paui daily.  Through tickets to and from all parts of  Canada a lid the United States.  Daily Train  To Rossland and main lino points :  r,silv Daily  6:40 p.m.  leaves ��� NELSON��� arrives 10:30 p.m.  i'. ooteiiny Lake���Xaslo Iloute.   Str.  Kokanee  Kx.. dun. * 7        Ex. Sun:  yp.m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson :  , Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays.  7 a. in.    leaves��� NELSON ��� arrives 6 :S0 p. in.  y\.* ak?s connection at Pilot Raysrith str Kokanee  n both d.ireetio'is. Steamers on their respective  rsnfpjc callnt v>rincipal  landings in   both  directions, and at-other points when signalled.  Slocaia City, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  ' Fxcept-Sunuay Except Sunday  9 a.m. leaves*���NELSON ��� arrives 2 :J0 p.m.  As.'-ertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent or from GEO. S. HEER, Citv  Ticket Ajrent. Nelson, B. O. J. HAMILTON,  Agent, Nelson, B. C.  VJ.  F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. A .sent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Aaron!  Vancouver B.C  .���/lt!��3ntip   ^lQSIT*Qhln  Tl^tpfQ  ;'"<t.!C4i:iiw  Cf.Cw5i = C��l3'|j   i tjhuiZ.  'i'o and from European points  via  Canadian  nnd American lines.     Apply for.sailing-  dates.  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  R--' ���'gent or  G.  5.   3ESF?,  C.  P.  R. Agent,   Nelson.  W    .  STITT,  GerJ    S.   S. ��gt., Winnipeg.  A  I t\  Pi    Wl C  Dominion and  Provlncial^^ssE*^^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C.  She asked me what color  of hair I like,!.1' -She " Thai's  jd.-H like Ma ad ; she's always so  anxious to please."  " I do not believe that I have a  true friend in the world." " So you  have been trying to borrow money,  too, have you ?"  ���" I don't quite fee why vou call  Mr.-Disss lantern-pi wed ?" " Whv,  because his hsce lights up so when  he talks."  Student���u Last year I had six  new suits made up for me" Friend  ���" I didn't suppose that theie  Wf-re so many tailors in town."  He (playfully)���u How old are  you,  Miss Brown ?*'   She��� u I can  not tell a lie.    I "      He���" Oh,  if that is the case, X will not take.a  mean advantage of you. I 'with-  druw the uuesttor)."  11 (ttjiiing a hair-breadth adventure)��� "And n the bright moon-  ? fallt we could see the dark muzzier  of the wolves." She (breathlessly )  ���" Oh, bow glad you must have  been'  that-  they   had   the  muzzles  ���hi."!"-'  Aged husband-���"Yon are   going  to ruin me with your extravagence  Vou don'i rued that cape any more  Ui:in a. oat nt-ed* two t-ils. How  o-ien hive I told you never to buy  anything b-cause it is cheat) ?"  Young wife '(wiih the air of one  who lias got the better of the argument)���" But it was not cheap, l'l  cost fifty dollars."  Ethel���u And what did George  say when he proposed ?" Maud ���  *' He said nothing ; he started to  say something, gasped, turned  deathly pale, and then fainted  quite away. Of course I knew  what that meant���so when he came  to, I told him he might ask papa,"  Ethel���" And then ?" Maud���  u Then poor George fainted again."  u��^^Anjfr^m*u&L  HAVE    OPENED    AT  Jar  nk. of: Britisb G  L^&L<@fl&L^t&U0!l  A FULL LINE OF  -AND-  laigiJSBMaftii^^  mmsitmt&matsmam

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