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Array ii  ������fit  ^ ��..  With which  is incorporated THE  NATION, of  Victoria, B. C.  vol. II.  NELSON,  B. C,   WEDNESDAY,    OCTOBER 4,   1898.  NO.   13.  THE NELSON ECONOHIST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D.  M.   CARLEY  .-. PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States.................... .$2.00  If paid in advance..........  '.'... ...............'.. 1.50  Oni Year to Great Britain..... ............'.......... . 2.50  If paid in advance....................................... 2 00  Remit by Express, Money Order,  Draft, P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  ���olicited.  Adrertisements 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.  Perhaps  no  more, striking   illustration of  the degeneracy of this   latter end of the nineteenth century has been brought to the public  notice, since the election of  Joseph Martin to  the Provincial Legislatnre, than the announcement which reaches us from Victoria, that Mr.  J.--M. Kellie has  decided to wear  tailor-made  clothing.    If the rumor had stopped with this  simple   announcement,   the   situation   would  not have been so   bad as it   really is; but   the  harrowing   statement is   also made, that   not  only will Mr. Kellie wear tailor-made suits in  future,  but that   he   has  even    at   this   moment furnished a   Revelstoke  tailor with  his  dimensions for the construction of a full-dress  suit���to   be worn   presumably at the  capital  next winter.    Incidentally, our informant remarks���and   seemingly   with  but  small   appreciation of  the far-reaching   significance of  the information:���that Mr. Kellie will   go into  society   the coming  season:    The   Economist  has always   admired   the primitive  beauty of  the wearing apparel of this most   conspicuous  type of the wild   and woolly west   and it submits without   fear of successful   contradiction  that when such a   change can   be   wrought in  the habits ofa simple, plain-spoken   man like  Mr. J. M. Kellie, does it not afford the   strongest   possible evidence   of   the   corroding   in-  xra...fluenee   of   British Columbia   politics?    For  - years it   has    been   the  proud   boast of   Mr.  Kellie's  constituents, and The Economist   is  free to  confess that  it shared the   belief, that  the   great legislator   from the   Kootenay,   the  gentleman   who in  a  moment of   inspiration  had embellished the vocabulary with the  fine  classical expression of "Let 'er Flicker" would  never succumb to   the new-fangled ideas   prevailing at  the capital.    But we   have alt been  deceived.    If   the   announcement    had    been  that Mr. Kellie   would only wear   tailor-made  clothing   on state   occasions,   we   cannot  see  that there would have been room for any very  decided objections,   but when it is  cold-bloodedly stated that the   gentleman who so  faithfully earned the   distinguished   and   enphon-  ious title of "Pothole   Kettle'7, without    warning, casts   off   his   etoffe   suit and   dons    the  badge of   servile  society���to  wit  a   full-dress  suit���can  hi�� friends be blamed if they  shake  their   heads and   with   bated   breath   inquire  what next?    If  any one had   predicted, even  ;as late as the last election  contest, that J. M.  Kellie would put on a   full-dress suit and   enroll himself among the devotees of society, the  ..person making so startling an   announcement  would have been   incarcerated  in an   a.syluui  for   incurable  lunatics.    But the   unexpected  has happened, and the electors of   Revelstoke  riding are   now brought face to   face with the  fact   that their   member has   been    metamorphosed and in due process of time will blotsom  forth as a dude.    The  fall of J. M.   Kellie, as  we before intimated, illustrates the corrupting  influence of society at the capital.    Of  course  Mr.^ Kellie  has   not been   much around Victoria for the last six or eight months,   but this  fact should   not be regarded in   any sense as  figuring in the proposition of   mutilating ice.  The   seeds   of  his   degeneracy   were   beyond  question   implanted   during   his   sojourn   at  Victoria    and   the   succeeding   months    were  merely a period of incubation.    The fact   that  he has been   carrying these   germs   about in  his  system   for some months, only makes his  case the more  pathetic.    However,   the  effect  of Mr.   Kellie's   downfall   on   the   countrjr at  large need not be dwelt upon in detail   at this  time.    It will be apparent, to every intelligent  citizen upon reflection.    Heretofore the  figure  of J.   M.    Kellie has  loomed upon    the public  vision   as unique^striking and sublime.    The  danger to   the country   lies   in    this:    If   so  rugged an example  of primitive democracy   as  the member  for Revelstoke   riding is   unable  to withstand the allurements of an effete and  degenerate civilization what is to be expected  from an ordinary person, undisciplined in the  severe school of self-abnegation and simplicity?  Who can   stand since   ''Pothole   Kellie"   has  fallen?    In   short,  whither are   we   drifting?  The   Economist will   not   attempt to  answer  these  questions.    They   belong,   properly,   to  the realni3 of statesmanship,  metaphysics and  theosophy.  OxVE piper in British Columbia seems to be  an admirar of Lieut.-Goveror Mclnnes. Mr.  Bostock's paper (edited by Mr. Deane)���the  Inland Sentinel, writing of "Hi3 Honor's" visit  to Kam-oops, exclaims: "Give the Lieut.-  Governor a royaL reception." We had supposed tunt there were "none so poor as to him  revere net  u  This year France will be independent of  foreign i nportations of wheat. The crop is  estimate;I at 128,000,000 hectolitres, the largest  since   1874, when   the yield was   13^000,000,  hectolitres.  Mr. P A. O'Farrell, the well-known  known newspaper correspondent, spent a few  days in Nelson this week. Mr. O'Farrell is  preparing a letter on the mining possibilities  of Nel so a district.  It looks as if the Yankees were going to get  a little bit the best of the Canadians in this  arbitrate >n matter. As has been suggested,  an agreement that would give the United  States aii that Americans want and Canada  all that Americans are willing to let her have  i3 the Yankee idea of reciprocity, or, as the  Ottawa Citizen puts it, the American point of  view on tne points involved in the programme  of the Quebec conference is so   wholly   one-  ... *  sided as to create a feeling of wonder that any  people  desiring   a   compromise   of   disputed,  questions should have the   nerve to  approach,  the subjects with so  absolute disregard   ofthe;  interests of the opposite party to the   arrangement.    They freely   admit that  they will   be  satisfied if they get all they want, but nothing,  less will suit   them.    Discussing the de^p   sea,  fisheries question the  New York San  refers to  the numerous claims of the United   States for  special privileges,  and to the   counterclaim of:  Canada   for  the   admission of. fish into    the  United States free of duty.    While it demands-  the  granting of   the privileges   by Canada it  scouts the idea of   admitting our claim, alleging   that it would    harm the   business   of the-  New England fishing ports.    While it  admits  that these   interests that   will be  affected   are  relatively   small it   points out   that the  chiefs  reason for  refusing   Canada the   privilege   is*  that any diminution  ofthe American   fishing'  fleet will tend to diminish the recruiting of the*  ���mm:  ���I  WM$:  m  ���m*#'-  W*  w.  ���   V  I    ���  u  :--J.  ���is a  k -A  �����".  I  uainuMHuiiiafWflstttwwBQKXtms^^  MllwattHUMMmim^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  best class of men for the crewa of their warships. "The northeastern fisheries," it says,  "are the nusery of naval heroes" Therefore  Canada must give the United States everything and get nothing.  A Vancouver paper says this Yukon scandal is a body blow to the Government, which  provokes the Ottawa Citizen to remark that it  has been hit in the interior department.  The announcement that the term of Sir  Julian Pauncefote as ambassador at Washington has been extended in consideration of his  distinguished services, i3 received with satisfaction by the people of the United States.  Sir Julian is one of the most distinguished  diplomats in the British service.  The result of the vote on prohibition has  not surprised any one. In very few places  were there any avowed opposition manifested,  and the prohibitionists may be said to have  had a walkover. It now remains to be seen  what the Laurier Government will do about it.  The Conservative party will probably leave  Jthe whole question in the hands of their opponents.  The Conservatives of Vancouver have organized, and are now getting ready to mnefc  the foe whenever a chance of battle presents itself. It should be the same in other pans of  the Province.  An agitation is on foot for an earlier Thanksgiving Day. It is asked, why is it neoessary  to wait for the end of November before giving  thanks for bountiful harvests aud other blessings that have been showered on dutiful  Canadians during the year. The fir?* Thursday in November would be just as wM for all  purposes.  Canadians have reason to be prou 1 of the  antagonism of our people to divo~c��*. In  Canada there are only four divorces to each  10,000 marriages; in the United Kingdom, 11 ;  Queensland, 18 ; South Austrailia, 25 ; Tasmania, 38; Western Australia, 44;New Z jaland,  58; and Victoria, 71. In France, where the  reasons for divoice are various, the proportion goes up to 180, in New South Wales to  180; in Roumania to 204, in .Switzerland to  432, and in the United States to 612.  Victoria has long enjoyed the reputation of  being the least enterprising city on the Pacific  coast. This has been the opinion held'by  persons living outside of Victoria, and from  recent developments we would infer that  Victorians themselves have come to the conclusion that they are being left behind in the  race for commercial supremacy. Lieut.-Col.  E G. Prior, M. P., has printed a long letter, in  which he calls upon his fellow citizens to com  together and devise ways and means to advance the interests of the Pacific Coast city.  Such a letter, coming from a man so well  qualified to   speak as   CoL  Prior,  is  the   best  possible evidence of   the fact that  Victorians  have   come  to a   realization   of their   sins of  omission and commission.    They are now  beginning   to see   that the   mossback   element  must take a back   seat or Victoria is   doomed.  If   ever a   city   was   condemned  by its   own  citizens that city   is the capital of  British Columbia.    While   the residents of   Vancouver  have always been ready to sink personal   prejudices for the benefit of their city, the citizens  of Victoria have   worked  at cross-purposes   to  the   great   injury of   the whole.    Succeeding  councils  have only   demonstrated their   incapacity^ to conduct   the affairs of the city, and  when any attempt was  made in the  direction  of substantial improvement,   th��> citizens   immediately tied the hands of the council.    The  fact of the matter is   Victoria may.be   said to  have died of natural advantages.    Situated as  no other  city on the Coast   is, the   residents  have manifested   a strong   desire to   exist on  natural   advantages   alone, and   while   other  cities in the Province  have been  going ahead  with leaps and   bounds, Victorians have  been  content with what  nature has done for them.  But the end had to come, and now the capital  city finds itself in the rear, and it will only be  by superhuman effort on the part of its citizens  that it will   ever regain its   lost ground.     Are  they able to  make this effort?    We   hope, for  the credit of the   Province that they will ; but  lime alone can tell.  The Vancouver World ha3 entered upon the  eleventh year of its existence.    The  World has  achieved great sucoe^, and the following from  the issue   announcing   its entrance    upon the  eleventh   year   of   its  publication is   strictly  within lhe mark:  "Success   in every   department connected with  the production of such a newspaper as  the   World-  always has been  has marked its career.    The aim  of the publishers has been to so shape the policy of  the World, and supply   such a   news   service,  as  could  not fail  to   be  in  the  best interests of   the  whole community.    To please everyone, they fully  realized from  the   beginning, would be an  impossibility.    Nevertheless,   according  to their lights,  knowledge and abilities, they gave to their patrons  the very best  that they   were possessed  of.    That  our efforts in this respect have been appreciated by  the public, is evidenced by the fact that the circulation   ofthe Daiiy   and the  Semi-Weekly editions  has   continued  to   increase  from their   inception  while the advertiiing  patronage has been all that  could reasonably be expected."  The Rossland Miner of last Saturday contained the following somewhat significant announcement:  "W. A. Jowett, of the Nelson Miner, unaccompanied by C. P. K. officials, arrived in the city  yesterday."  Now this may mean very little, or it may  mean a great deal, but we are convinced that  the citizens of Nelson will take the latter view  of the situation. For some months past, it  has been apparent that the spirit of cordiality  which should exist between great corporations  has not been maintained between the Nelson  Miner and the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Indeed, Mr. Jowett, the most perfect speci-  specimen of "Journalist" we have in the Kootenay, basnet   made any  effort to conceal   his  contempt for   Sir   William   Van  Home  and  Vice-President Shaughnessy, and theannunce-  ment quoted above would seem to lend color to  the vague rumor that there has been an   open  rupture   between  the  great  "Journalist" and  the C.P. R. magnates.    Just what the  nature  of the quarrel may be, no one appears to know,  or if thej" are in   possession of such  information, they seem disposed to keep it hermetical-.       r  ly   sealed in   the   innermost recesses of their    ' *  mental repository.    However, there is  a story  to the effect that ever since the visit   of Lord  and Lady Aberdeen   to Nelson, last   summer,  Mr. Jowett   has . evinced a disposition   to   bestow upon Sir   William the   smooth-polished  Italian marble heart, and as for minor officials  (we   mean  those   without   money) the   great  Journalist in their   presence seems totally   oblivious of  their  existence.    What effect   this  latest turn of affairs   may have on   the future  prosperity of British Columbia in general, and  Nelson   in particular,    we  dare not hazard a  prophesy, but that it bodes  evil,  we have no  doubt.    The matter, to   our mind, might  well  be taken up by the Quebec conference���or the  Nelson Board of Trade.  Prof. Totten predicts that the world will  come to an end in March. This fact will, be  worth remembering by those who are about to  lay in their winter supply of wood and coal.  The Kamloops Standard has figured it out  that if the world were to be laid out in sections of 640 acres, as our prairie; are, the  British Empire would own almost one quarter  section out of each, were we to consent to so  scatter our possessions. Great Britain rules a  trifle more than 21 out of every 100 square  miles of the earth's surface.  The announcement that Premier Laurier  has manifested a desire .to rid himself of Mr.  Sifton will not be wondered at by any who  have given attention to the conduct of the  Minister of the Interior in Yukon affairs.  It is believed that Inspector Constantine ha-j  furnished the Government with information  that will force the retirement of Mr. Sifton.  from the sphere of Dominion politics.  Ontario is likely to prove a strong competitor of British Columbia in supplying the  Northwest fruit market. Prof. Robertson  says that with the necessary precautions in  picking, selection of the best quality only and  proper shipping by the cold storage system,  Ontario fruits of all kinds can be put in the  western markets in perfect condition. He has  practically demonstrated this fact by going  personally to the Niagara district on his re^  turn from Britain and superintending the  picking, packing, and shipment of a consignment of peaches, apples and pears to port in  Great Britain. On their arrival he was notified a few days ago by cable that they were in  perfect condition. The same good results can  be obtained by shipping west. The advantages of the Northwest fruit market should not  be   overlooked   by   British   Columbia    fruifc THE NELSON ECONOMIST  >wers. In the past the best means of pack-  l and shipping have not been observed, and  we are to hold what we have already,got in  ?) way of markets, and enlarge our sphere of  erations, we must give the greatest attention  *\\ the details of packing.  Trc-E Toronto Telegram's correspondent at  uebec writes his paper as follows : ".Hon.  )e Martin, whose coming promised to give  ie Canadian commissioners several things to  link   about   reached   the   city   to-day.    His  !ieeting with Sir Wilfred Laurier, his once be-  ^ved leader, was cordial, if not entirely affec-  onate.    It was in the rotunda of the Chateau  Trontenac.   The Premier, once he came within  wenty paces of the   waif he set   adrift  on a  ruel world, started in action the sunny smile  jt which he   has   become   notorious.    If Joe  lartin had any notion of   presenting a chilly  :ont the effect of the sunny smile   was   fatal.  How is the Hon. Joe V   asked   the    Premier  kuntily, and the ensuing hand-shake   was of  [wo simply overjoyed to   meet again.      Office  I as had some little effect   on Joseph   Martin.  !he man who once set free his opinions   with  o strict regard to party exigency, as a   mem-  er of the British Columbia Government must  >ut a damper on his speech."  It is   said   that   Hewitt Bostock,   M. P., is  Without any   deep rooted regard   for   Nelson,  ���ecause this place recorded a trifling majority  .gainst him at thej.ast Dominion election, and  |hat this is the real reason for   his having neglected   to visit  us   during  his   recent   tour  .hrough the Kootenay.    It is also   understood  that Mr. Bostock   is deeply interested in min-  ng properties which "friends" secured for him  jin the Boundary country, and that this is one  I reason why he devotes so much attention to  bhat portion of his district. One thing is certain, Mr. Bostock's friends in this city are  lieeply incensed at his apparently studied in-  lifference to Nelson interests.  The reports that a number of persons may  38 suffering hardships along the trail from  ishcroft to the-Yukon may be quite correct,  jaI those people took their chances on what  #us known lobe a voyage of great danger.  ^ hey will now have to suffer the consequences,  unless the newspapers that encouraged them  in their foolhardy trip, come to their assis-  tance.  The Rossland Leader make3 a g ood point  in commenting on the recent regulations promulgated by the Local Government. It says :  " The edict put out by the Provincial Government restricting the speculative tendencies of  1*�� employes is probably inspired by a very  l ,al devotion to theoretical morality, but  like many other things similarly inspired, its  practical working is likely to be worse than  inefficient. In the first place it puts no bar  on any one who chooses to do indirectly what  it forbids him to do openly. That is to say,  while it prevents anyone of a loyal and open  mind from speculation in mining nroperty it  leaves it still open for  those who  have, might  or would abuse their position in this respect  to do so. In the second place it makes it  unlikely that the government service will  attract the best men possible. In a growing  country the government official may not grow  except dishonestly. That is what the edict  says. Punish the abuse of office promptly  and condignly, but do not penalize the privilege of every man in a new country."  There is likely a grain of truth in the report that Attorney-General Martin has been to  Ottawa to strengthen the hands of the Provincial Government and smooth the way for  Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes to escape from his  awkward position.  So far nothing has been developed in the  royal commission to examine into the payment of certain sums of money to certain contractors that would seem to indicate the  Turner Government had not acted strictly  within its rights.  The most widely separated points between  which a telegram can be eent are British Columbia and New Zealand. The telegram  would cross North America. Newfoundland,  the Atlantic, Britain, Germany, Russia  (European and Asiatic), China, Japan, Java  and Australia. It would make nearly a circuit of the globe, and would traverse over 20,-  000 miles in doing ho.  The city of Nelson enjoys the distinction <d.  having accomplished more in the "way.of  building than any other city in the interior.  The buildings are all of the most substantial  character, and would do credit to the largest  cities on the Pacific coast. If anj-one should  ask you, you can say with truth that Nelson  is the coming city of British Columbia^.  It does not necessarily follow that because  Nelson is without an opera house, that the  citizens do not take any interest in what is  going on in the dramatic world. The fact that  the coming season promises to be worthy of  special note in the matter of new productions  will be read with interest. Already Manager  Jameson of the Vancouver and Victoria  theatres has booked a 'large number of the  best attractions on the road, and visitors to  the Coast should arrange to get down there  wiiile first-class   companies are being   played.  According to a Rossland paper, there is frequently no quorum at the meetings of the  council of that city, and business is not being  attended to. Here is an opportunity for outcry and complaint. These would be bitferly  and strongly voiced by the Leader of that  city were it not the mayor and aldermen receive nothing to indemnify them for the time  they devote to the city's interests. There is  no getting around the difficulty ; two solutions  are inevitable. If the fact that the mayor and  aldermen are not paid a reasonable compensation is the fault of the ratepayers they are the  worst cut-purses   that   ever   were  banded to  gether: They are not that. If it is the fault  of the co mcii itself, then the council is individual! v and collectively a fool, and the  sooner it remedies the folly the better for the  estimation-it will possess in the minds of others.    Unpaid work is bad work a3 a rule.  The Winnipeg Commercial reports for  British Columbia last week as follows: "Business has been very active for the past week in  British Columbia. The prices in the local  wholesale markets, however,more particularly  the dairy market, are not satisfactory. The  British' Columbia market is limited, and although it responds sharply to surplus supply,  it drags up in faltering fractions when lack of  supply calls for a sharp advance. Butter and  eggs at this writing are selling for prices much  lower than these articles can be laid down for  in British Columbia, and will do so until all  stocks bought before the advance in Winnipeg,  and Ontario have been exhausted, and even  then-there will be reluctance on the part of  dealers to advance prices. There is at present  an unuirual activity in lumber and shipping  circles, [n Vancouver nineteen vessels of over  one thousand tons each are loading cargoes,  ten of these vessels taking on lumber at Hastings mill-*. Throughout the province thirty-  four ve ^is are loading coal, lumber, salmon  and mixed merchandise, having a total capacity of uver 44,000 tons."  Judge Walkem's decision with regard to  the purchase of the Nelson Electric Light  plant is apt to confuse matters very much.  The city council has instructed its solicitors  to appeal from the decision.  The Telegram regards it as one of the best  signs of better times in Toronto, the fact that  men are no longer talking about the money  they lost-in real estate during the days of the  boom. They are living in the present, not in  the past, and are devising means of sharing in  the returning business prosperity, rather than  walking the streets looking for sympathy over  the property they lost or the chances they  missed. The boom is dead, and it will be a  good thing for Toronto when the talk of it, too  is dead.  . The British Columbia Mining Journal, published at Ashcroft announces the receipt of the  prospectus of the Ben D'Orr Mining Co. The  company is stocked for $500,000 and the property comprises four claims. Good returns  have been received from the rock sampled and  the ledge on the Little Joe is without doubt  rich. The mines are situated on or near Bridge  river in the Lillooet district and local interest  is excited because about one year ago the  property was discovered by Henry Cargil��, of  Ashcroft, who sold it to the syndicate, placing  it on the market for $25,000. He has already  received substantial payments on it and will,  we understand, soon receive the balance. The  company have expended large sums in the development ofthe property since buying it of  Mr. Cargile.  ri  [:��� m  ���0.:  i  Swns^-^nrai^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ���i  w  ���t$  m -  sfi'  MINES AND MINING.  ;!;:  5-V.  J-  .-3 ���  !  if  The new compressor plant at the Deer Park  is running.  The Mascott will' be equipped with a compressor plant.  The Le Roi now employs 285 men and 27  drills are working.  Work has been resumed on the Big Four.  The ledge is 12 feet wide with six feet of  paystreak.  It is estimated that all the gold mined in  California since 1848 could be put into a room  12 yards long, 6 yards wide and 5�� yards high.  Work is going ahead most ''satisfactorily' at  the Jackson mines. The main shaft is going  down rapidly, on ore, and throughout the  property looks well. Everything is being put  in shape for the start on the new mill, which  will probably be made about October 15.  Bruce White came down from the Mollie  Gibson Tuesday night and wentto Sandon  yesterday. He had spent a week at the big  Kokanee creek prospect, or mine as many insist upon calling it, and returned enthusiastic  over the outlook. He is working 11 men' on  the property and expects to ship ore this  winter.���Kooienaian.  The workmen on the True Blue are now  very near the lead in the lower ...'tunnel- as  shown by changes in the rock and increased  copper stain. Supt. Stevenson said yesterday  that ten feet more would cut the lead. They  are now going through a heavily stained  schist which.gave'*rise to the report spread  early this week that the ore had been encountered in the lead.  A meeting of the North East X >otenay  Miners' Association will be convene 1 early in  Nov., when the officers and member- can conveniently attend. Tne last meeti >g lapsed  for want of attendance and owing Uuo, many  of the members being away in the'mountains,  but there is every reason to believe that the  Association cai be reorgonized daring the  winter months and will do as goo 1 work as,  it did last   winter.��� Golden Era.  M. O. Tibbits. of the  Canada   Mutual   Mining & Development company, wrae-: that   his  company has secured the Hunter and Trapper  group in the Lardeau.      The   prope.-<y   is   located up the   head   of   Pool   creek,   about   12  miles from the old town   of   Lardeau   cm    the  thumb of   Upper   Arrow  lake.      The showing  includes a 20 foot ledge of silver-leal ore, carried between lime and state.      H. N. Boss, one  of the former owners, writjng of ihc   property  says that the group shows  an   ore  chute   that  can be traced for a distance of 600  ft-.et.      The  hanging wall, which    is    marked    by    a    talc  streak, carries a pay chute a foot wide,   assaying, very high in silver.      The rest  of   the  ore  chute is a large deposit of medium grade mineral,   carrying  silver,   lead   and    gold.      The  gangue is a blue quartz   heavilv   impregnated  with lime.      The ore on tho whole is of a   con-  centracting  nature.      A   15-foot   shaft   shows  ore assaying as high as l,ly7 ounce   in   silver  and $14 in gold, equal   to   a   total    value   of  $684.32.  Work on the No. 3 tunnel on the Jumbo  has been started.  Gold dust valued $1,380,000 was exported  from Canada in June.  The ledge on the Alberta is four feet wide  and excellent values are found in the ore.  A seven drill compressor, a large hoist and  a pump has been ordered for the Iron   Horse.  The amount of gold coin in actual usecircul-  ation in the world is estimated by the Bank of  England officials to be 865 tons. ���  A gold brick was received at Toronto last  week from the Hammond Reef mine which  weighs 47-J ounces, and is valued at $825 tons.  The Cariboo Gold Fields Co. who have done  so much for Barkerville have almost coin-  pleted their work for this season. The company found a capable: manager in Mr. Leicester Bonner, who has carried on the work Willi  neatness and dispatch.  Although the ores of the Ainsworth camp  are of low grade the immehse* bodies more  than"make.up for the deficiency in values and  at the present day the low price of mining and  treating silver-lead ores, warrants ".-the assertion  being made that Ainsworth will ultimately be-  co.me one of the greatest ore producing camps  in the province. j  Kaslo, like many   other  cities   of  the   province, a t; p rese n t is en j oy in g a   wave   of  p> r os-  perity.      Both the mining industry and   commercial   enterprises    are     unusually'-   active.  There is no feverish   boom    nor    wildcat, hysteria, hut'the volume of   legitimate   business  is increasing with   gratifying  steadiness.      A  great  many   strangers    are    visiting    Kaslo.  Some uf   the-e  visitors   are . drummers   representing wholesale houses of Toronto and Montreal and other    cities,   in   Canada   and     the  United States; a number   are agents   of  mining machinery firms ;.and others   are   mining  engineers   and   capitalists.      The   Kaslo   and  the Slocan and the smaller hotels   are   all  doing a .satisfactory  business.    lo   is   quite  generally understood that'much'of the;  European  capital pent up since the  political   troubles<in  South   African  mining   districts   is   about  to  find large investment in the Kootenay.      The  fame of the Slocan is speading throughout the  world.    .Visitors dieect from London say that  the one topic in the   financial   centers   of   the  capital is  the Kootenay.      The  safety  of   investments, the absence of echemes of  inflation  the assurances of governmental   stability,   the  favorable mining   laws   and   equable climatic  conditions are all   discussed,      The  projected  trip of the Hon. Joseph Chamberlain through  this country has caused considerable comment,  and is regarded as  a   very  favorable   angury.  Besides, the London   papers are   sending    reporters to   investigate the   mining  conditions  here.      It needs none of   these   outside   attentions to reassure mining men of the extent   of  this country's resources,   but   this   interest   in  our successes, means, of   course,   greater   investments ; and with   increase   of   capital   the  Kootenay will   speedily    take  first   rank   in  mining.      A new   Witwatersand  wall   be   the  result,   with   Kaslo,   doubtless,   as    the    new  Johannesburg.���Kooienaian  The company is calling for tenders  to  si  a 5x7 shaft for 50 feet on the. Gopher.  .   Since  the advent of   the railway,   devehj  ment work on the Nortn Star property is be!  pushed with increased vigor, under theeffichj  supervision of foreman Kellogg.    It is grati  ing to learn that all   the   workings    are  placed in condition for permanent   and .steal  shipments.j v The   systematic    manner^ wij  which operations are   being conducted now  a splendid   indication ��of   the purpose   of t]  Owners to place the   mine in the first  rank  allthesilver properties on the Continent.   ' Ti.  bonanza which had paid so handsomely und  the adverse  conditions   by which   it has be*  surrounded, "will soon   be   pouring its    gre<  stores of silver andlead into the   lap of trad)  Its    past;    record   has    been     nnprecedente  under  these   conditions;: its    future   will   ui  d6ubtedlycbe   a marvel  to   the mining worh  says theFort Steele Prospector. A double corr.  partmeut shaft is   how being 0sunk.    The ne  hoisting   apparatus   has arrived   and will   bj  placed in   position   at   once.    The   Kimberf  saw-mills,   have  contracts for   the   supply oj  100,000 feet of lumber for use in   the new d<  velopment   of the mine.    From   the   shaft  gravity tramway is  being built to the eommol  dious ore chutes and bins now well underway  Truly  .'Kirjoberly'   is to   be   congratulated oi]  having  at   its   doors   this   great   producer of  wealth.  The splendid display of   ores   from   all   tins  principal mines in the Slocan and  Lardo-Dun  can districts, which has been on show at    tha  Kaslo hotel   prior   to  shipment' to  the   New!  Westminister  exhibition,   and   later    to    thq  Earl's Court exhibition, to be held in London,.  Eng ,   next   summer,    should    be     sufficient!  evidence to   ail    who    are   interested in    thel  future welfare of this city, that'we have  something around us about which we need have hoi  hesitation in bringing to the notice   Of   thosej  both here and aboard, who are in a position t<  invest some of their surplus earnings,   even   iij  they can not be induced to take, a   prominentj  part in the development of" this rich   country.  But it is essential,  nay vital, that the light  of;  these  prospective   riches   should  not   be    hid  under   a   bushel; they    cannot   po3?ibly    be!  advertised too much, and no pains  or   means  should be spared to   attain   that'. object.      At  New Westminister, of course, we  shall   be,   to  a great extent, showing    to    our    people ;    but  when it comes to London, it is a very different  proposition,  and   therefore   it   behoves   us  to  formulate  some   plan   whereby,   when    these  samples get yonder, that   there   will   be   sum 3  one around   to   interest   and   explain   to   the  thousands of visitors, who otherwise   will   see  just about the same if they were   at the   miu-  erological   section   of    the    British museum.  It may be stated here  that   many   may    sg|g.  that this class of people are   no   good    to   us-;"  but those who entertain these ideas do greatly  err, for as a matter of fact   the   mining   share  market finds its patronizers  among   all   sorts  and conditions of men and women,   and   particularly among that large army of the   latter  sex who have limited means and to whom  the  prospect of a ten per cent, dividend is  as   salmon roc.to a trout. ���Kaslo Neivs.  wmmMmmmmvimmMsixmwwmmmmMwmm,W8i  bwwmimmw���^ m/3  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ���^  '$  eJ  COMING CAPITALISTS.  (Winnipeg Telegram.)  The curious connection between politics and  plunder is becoming more and more  manifest  as the  fine work of   the Liberal   Government  manifests itself.    We have had an  object lesson in Manitoba since 1888 in the spectacle of  an impecunious attorney blossoming into  th��  "front rank of  provincial capitalists''   within  two years from   his exaltation   to office.    Nor  is he singular   as an   instance of individuals,  who tottering on the verge of bankruptcy when  joining the Provincial Governmet, have since  battened and fattened until their claims to be  ''capitalists" are probably more   substantially  founded than   those  of  the   more ambitious  pettifogger.    But aside   from Provincial  politics, Manitobians can, if they keep their  eyes  open, see the Sifton   family, and  its   connec-  t ons by marriage, pursuing the road to wealth  with eagerness   and   avidity.    The Klondyke  is their "meat",  and out of that   country the  millions are to   come  which  ara   destined to  make that family a nest of modern Croesuses.  The Free Press gives in  its columns some   of  the methods by which Siftonianism is depopulating the Yukon  country by  "Inspection'";  saying in the course of an interview with  Mr.  Hunter Young, who has,just returned from the  Klondyke:   "In Mr.  Young's particular case  he found when   all was complete,  and the inspector  and surveyor   had done   their   duty,  that he had no ciaim at   all.    The   inspector  entered for claims, his assistants had  secured  claims, the surveyors were also in   it,  and he  (the discoveror)"was out in the  cold."     Such  are the methods of  the Siftonian officials in  the Yukon country, according to  Mr.   Sif ton's  own organ.     If Mr. Philip would tell  us  of  the dredging  contracts   and    other   valuable  concessions he  has  secured   for  the  firm in  which he has Mr. Clifford Sifton as a partner,  it would be easily seen  that   the   Minister  of  the Interior does  not propose to be the last in  the race for wealth.     And now  we have  another aspirant  for  pecuniary honors,  in   the  person of Mr. A G. Blair, Jr., a son of the Minister of Railways and Canals   who, with   Mr.  Geo. McAvitv, one of Mr. Blair's bosom friends,  has gobbled the  charter for   a   railway  from  Edmonton to the Yukon country. Rumor has  it, that, in order to spite the   Minister  of  the  Interior, whose little scheme for the  construction of the Glenora-Teslin  railway   was   frustrated first by the apathy of   the  Minister  of  Railways and Canals when introducing  it  to  House, the Minister of Railways  has thrown  his weight into Frank Oliver's side of the scale,  and that the Edmonton-Yukon route is a  live  scheme.    Be that as it may, the Stickine-Tes-  lin railway, as far as the Federal Government  is concerned, is as dead as Julius Caesar.    No  effort of  Mr. Sifton,  can galvanize the corpse  from the knock down blow it received  in the  Senate.    The Minister of Railways was probably in the   best position  of any   member of  Parliament to gauge the  feeling of the House  as to   the route  to   be adopted.    Mr.   Blair's  political records shew him  to be   a practical  politician.    He has allied himself with "busi  ness" men in the past, and knows their value.  Consequently when his bosom friend McAvitv,  with his son George as a sleeping partner representing "blind" shares in the profits take a  hand in the Edmonton-Yukon railway scheme,  it can fairly be concluded that it is looming  into prominence. Neither of the two are "capitalists," save in a political sense. It is  natural to conclude that without means of  their own to secure control over a charter  covering from 1,000 to 1,500 mile9 of railway,  and without experience as contractors to locate  or build it, they are using both the name and  influence of the Minister of Railwa}rB and  Canals to obtain the adhesion of bona fide  capitalists to enable them to secure all they  can get from a grateful country. So Sifton's  rival is invading his territory from the Eastern slope of the R >ckle-, and his allies on the  west are having a hard time with their boats,  their contracts and their transportation  schemes;���subsidized by Sifton.  A Distinguished Visitor.  Mr. George H. Ham, of the C. P. R. literary  department, has been a visitor to Nelson this  week. Mr. Ham started in life as a newspaper  worker, and after many years of faithful service in the newspaper vineyard was selected by  the intelligent ratepayers of Fort Rouge ward  to represent thai constituency in the Winnipeg city council. Fort Rough ward at that  time consisted of six voters. Mr. Ham's career  as an alderman was distinguished with great  wisdom, and fraught with benefit to his constituents. The C. P. R , ever on the lookout  for good men, secured Mr. Ham's services,  and for several years the genial George has  been writing up the advantages of the great  national highway as a tourist route. Mr  Ham visits Nelson every year, and is an interested observer in the great progress of this  city.  The new horse whim has been put in  place  on the Good Hope.  The showing of mineral on the Giant is  greatly improving.  Messrs. Whittier and Moore have sold the  Thursday Fraction to the Payne people. The  figure is not given. The Thursday was a  small but valuable piece of ground which  Jack Thompson picked up a year or so ago,  and which lies alongside the Two Jacks of the  Payne group. It is thought that the Payne  lead extends through it.  Parties attending the New Westminster exhibition if unable to get accommodation at  New Westminster can do so with little difficulty at Vancouver. In order to facilitate the  movement to and from the exhibition, the  Canadian Pacific railway will run seven fast  trains in each direction between Vancouver  and New Westminister, therun to occupy less  than one hour in each direction, with a 50  cent fare for the round trip, this rate being  available from Vancouver, and from New  Westminster.  SHORT STORIES.  Once at an important function at Marlborough House Sir Francis Knollys came up  to the Prince of Wales and remarked: "Some  gentlemen of the press wish admission, Your  Royal Highness." "Oh," said the Prince,"  "show them in. If they don't come in at the  door, they'll come in at the ventilator."  In the House of Commons there once aro?e  a discussion over the killing of a Tipperary  landlord, an effort being made to show the  crime the work of a secret society. Vincent  Scully entered the discussion in warm praise  of the deceased. "He was much beloved by  the peasantry," he said. "He distributed'  food to the starving, and, Mr. Chairman, no  man had a less right to be murdered."  A goM story is told of the young Crown  Prince of Germany. Soon after Bismarck's  retirement, the Emperor and Empress were  at dinner with their elder children and some  eminent statesmen, when the young Prince  suddenly broke out with: "They say, father,  that now Prince Bismarck has gone you will  be able to tell the people to do just what you  like, all by yourself. You will enjoy that,  won't ywu?" ��  Monsoo, the celebrated English criminal��  who is now doing time for burglary, is related  to half the peerage, and is a man of fine  education and ability. Visited in his ceil at  Hollowa v by the visiting Magistrate, he was  examined according to the routine. "Have  you any complaints to make?" asked the  justice. "No," replied the prisoner. "Is  there anything you want?" was the next  query.    "A- latch-key," answered Monson.  On the occasion, when Mr. Gladstone was beginning to give up  the lead   in the House   of  Commons   to  Sir   William Harcourt, it   was  noticed by the members that heleft the House  at the dinner hour, and Sr Wiliiam Harcourt  led fir the rest of the   sitting.    Mr.   Darling,  recently appointed justice, one evening drove  Sir William   to fury,  on   failing  to  elicit   a  definite answer to an inquiry, by casually observing in the course  of his speech:    "I   have  noticed that lately the party opposite,   adopting an ancient precedent, have set up a greater  light to rule the day, and a lesser light to rule  the night."  King Frederick VI. of Denmark, while  traveling through Jutland, one day entered a  village school, and found the children lively  and intelligent and quite ready to answer his  questions. "Well, youngsters" he said,  "what are the names of the greatest kings of  Denmark?" With one accord the3r cried out,  "Canute the Great�� Waldemar and Christian  IV." Just then a little girl to whom the  school-master had whispered something,  stood up and raised her hand. "Do you  know another?" asked the King. "Yes,  Frederick VI." "What great act did he perform?" The girl hung her head, and stammered out, "I don't know." "Be comforted,  my child," said the King, "I don't know  either."  r* V * .  ' ->v  ���A*  sr-v-  lev,  ,   VJ  n      v  P  3  ���  -if-:  .������ 'i'  ���$'���  T 'Ji'  i<J-'  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  City Council.  At rhe weekly meeting  of the City   Council  on Monday, Mayor Houston presided.    Alderman Hiilyer,   Malone,   Madden and   Feetzel  were also present.  The mayor read the following telegram ad^  dressed to himself by Messrs. Tepper, Peters  & Potts, barristers, Victoria:  "Electric light by law quashed without  costs. No ground mentioned in rule attacking bylaw was sustained, but Judge Walkem  holds that you being mayor of city and  shareholder in company, your duty and interest conflict. Therefore, bylaw bad. We  strongly advise appeal."  On motion of Aid. Hiilyer it was decided to  appeal against decision.  A letter was read from Messrs. Hebden &  Hebden asking that the sidewalk in front of  their new premises be graded. It was agreed  to comply with the request. *  It was mentioned by the mayror that a  drain was necessary on mill street, between  Cedar and Ward creek, to carry off surface  matter, and that the residents wrouId bear  portion of cost.    The work was ordered.  It was decided to lay a 12 foot sidewalk on  the west side of Josephine street, between  Baker and Victoria.  The mayor was authorized to have blocks  5, 8 and 10 rear of Baker street drained.  A discussion took place as to the efficacy of  the catch basins at present in use, and it was  conceded that they do not fulfill expectations  as they fill up with sand after heavy rains. It  was decided to try flushing direct from the  water main at Kootenay and Baker streets.  The mayor drew attention to the fact that  the sewer rate bvlaw was not being enforced.  It ought to be a source of revenue to the city.  Aid. Hiilyer did not think it desirable to enforce it. The sewerage connections cost a  great deal. The mayor pointed out.that the  bylaw was on the books, and would be enforced unless rescinded. The tax wa.�� 20 cents  per foot frontage on improvements only.  The City Engineer reported that he had 150  lots cleared at the new cemetery, but he  thought it desirable that much more should be  put in readiness before burial plos were offered for sale.  Travel is exceedingly heavy at present. The  hotel registers contain the names of many  prominent persons.  The Cariboo mine, at Quesnelle; is still  running full blast and no recent was-up has  taken place, as reported in the press dispatches east. We are so informed by a par'y  who just came from the Forks, and that re-  suits of this wash-up, when it does take place  will be very satisfactory to all interested. The  Golden River Quesuelle people are hard at  work on French Bar, about four miles from  the village of Quesnelle Forks. Work on the  dam at Moorehead is being pushed as rapidly  as possible so that whether the ditch is completed or not the dam will be finished and a  large amount of water  held   back   in   Moore  head    lake.     There is   an   air  of prosperity  around Quesnelle Forks and the   mining   outlook was never so good before in that  section.  Within the past two years Nelson has grown  wonderfully/ without any boom or  the  assistance of fake   advertising ; and  to-day  is the  leading commercial city  of. Southern   Kootenay.    It is charmingly situated  on   the west  arm of Kootenay Lake, and is 28   miles   east  of Robson, on the Columbia river.    From, the  deck of one of the many steamers  plying on  Kootenay lake, and coming down   the   arm   a  splendid  view  of  the city  can   be  obtained.  Nearest to the water is   the business .section,',  and   stretching   south  on   banks,   rising   one  above the other, in  a  semi-circle,  is the residence  portion.    Roughly, its  population   today is 4,500 people.    The place  is  the seat of  government    for    Southern   Kootenay ;    the  headquarters   for many  of- the large mining  companies and the commercial centre   of both  East and West Kootenay.    Running  into the  city are the Nelson & Fort   Shepherd railway,  from Spokane, and the branch of the C. P. R.  from Robson, and this latter will soon be connected with the Crow's Nest Pass railway, now  in course of construction.    Besides   this,   the  navigation companies   running   steamers   on  Kootenay lake make tributary to   Nelson   the  business  of   the  Slocan and   Ainsworth   districts.    The present  mayor, John Houston, is  a typical westerner, and is proud of the city of  which he is chief executive.    Full of push and  enterprise, he has helped greatly to make Nelson what it now is.    It is told of Mr. Houston,  and it is worth recording to show the   type of '  man at the head of Nelson civic  affairs,   that  in the 80'*, at the time he w��s in the   newspa-  per   business, he   tramped all the   way  from  Great Falls, Mont.,  to   Calgary, ,N. W. T,   to j  secure a position on a local paper.  From there  he wrent to Donald, in   1888,  establishing the ;  Truth, and subsequently he came   to   Nelson, '���  ��ugaging in the same work until within a recent period.  Surrounding the city on all sides  and tributary to   it, are   a number of   mining  c imps within    a distance of   five miles  as the:  crow flies, and immediately  to   the   south ,on.  Toad mountain, is the big Silver   King mine,  owned by the Hall Mines, Limited, of London,  England.     Beside   the  mine,   the    company  owns the smelter, situated on the limits and a  little to the souihwest of the city.���Spokesman  Revieio. i  The London-Canadian Gazette of the 15th  September says: "With a caution which wilj  scarcely be condemned, the Dominion Government has decided to postpone the reduction of  the domestic postage rate from three cents to  two until it is possible to measure the effect of  the Imperial penny post on the Postal De-;  partment's finance. But the postponement  cannot be for long, and this for two obvious  reasons. Mr. Mulock is the last man in the  world to defend an anomalous system which  charges 50 per cent, more for the transit of a  letter from Montreal to Ottawa than was for  its carriage from Montreal to Liverpool. And,  in the second   place,  the heavy deficit   on the  postal service which has hindered this and  other reforms is already practically a thing of  the past. Thus the precise figures for the year  ending June last give an even better actual  deficit on the year is in fact only $463339, as  compared with an estimate of $74,000, and  with an actual loss of $586,000, in the previous 12 months. At this rate of progress���  for which Mr. Mulock's administration deserve all possible credit���the Postmaster-Gen -  eral can confidently expect to fulfill his pledge  to make- his department self-supporting by  January, 1899. This done, it is extremely unlikely that the relatively small burden in-  volved by the new Imperial rates will long retard the definitely promised reduction in the  domestic rates. Observe, meanwhile, that  Canada's lead is being promptly followed by  the Indian Government. Reversing the Dominion's procedure, but with precisely the  same end in view, the rate for inland letters  is to be reduced to one annu for slightly less  than an ounce weight from next month and  this step is , understood to be preliminary to  the introduction of a similarly reduced ocean  rate with the new year. With the penny thus  all-sufficient between London and Calcutta,  how can Australasia continue to hold aloof?  Unless we are much mistaken, the joint  triumph of Canada and Mr. Henniker Heaton  will be complete before   1899 is far  advanced  P. J. O'Reilly has returned from a pleasant  visit to friends and relatives in the East;  Mary O'Rourke was married this morning  to Fred Baker, in the R. C. church by* Rev.  Father Ferland, Bride and groom come  from Rossland.  M.   Carlin and  H. G.   Parson,  well-knowp  business men of Golden, B. C, are  in the city.  The mill for the Athabasca Gold Mining Co.  ltd, is almost completed. The tramway has  been tested arid is now in smooth running  order. The mill is 10-stamp, and is said to be  perfect in every respect. It is understood  that some very rich veins have been struck  from time to time during the last month, in  the Athabasca. This will prove a valuable  property.  Winter Sports of   Nelson.  Mr. Chas. Donagh has commenced to prepare the rink for the coming season by making  the skating surface 120x50 taking out the old  platform entirely and changing the waiting  room to the lot adjoining. Mr. Donagh says  that he intends to have comfortable accommodations for about five hundred people. So  that when outside skaters come to town they  will have no fault to find. All we want is  frost, says Donagh, and we will give the people  of Nelson a good season's amusement. He is  also going to make a big cut in admission fee.  Hockey boys, get ready for the cold snap.  i~  >  tl V:  l^^^n&^ZF?^ n  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ���\i-.  y a  a  is, ~r#  s?  Tnmrraimr%Tnn^  *����3  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G.-0. BUCHANAN,.Proprietor.  Orders    Promptly    Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.       Nelson    Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of W'e'ndryx Street.   Turned  Work.  u  JUUUUlJlJULgJLJLiU^^  ���i.'5  ien    yo1  :hes.  AND  0  I0UTE  SERVI  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  H. A.  FR0SSE8,  Manager.  Lake St., 0pp. Court  House.  NELSON,  B;  C  v/iil   be  'sure  of having the be;  &s��@@��@@��$  ^��*  ,-��a  To Eastern and European points.   To Pacific  Coast, China, Jap&n,   and  Australia points.  TOURIST CARS  Models of comfort "  Pass Rcvclstoke daily- to   St.   Paul  Daily (except Wednesday) .to  Bastern points.  AiVJD  ��s  DEALER  IN  to  Josephine Street  Nelsoi  JOiy Goods, 'Clothing,  Che��  ext Bai  ���mft  loots and Shoes, Hats, Caps and Gents' Furnishings'  ontreaI, NELSON, B.  VANCOUVER and  ���aprters  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson,  CONNECTIONS:  To Rossland and main line points :  Daily Daily  6:40 p.m.   leaves ��� NELSON��� arrives 10:30 p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo  Route.   Str.  Kokanee.  Except,Sunday -   Except Sunday  4 p. m. ' leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :    11 a.m  Kootenay River Route,*Str. Nelson:  Ex. Sun. ' Ex. Sun.  7 a. m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 10:30 p. m.  Makes outward connection at Pilot Ray with  str. Kokanee, but inward such connection is  not guaranteed. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both di-  reet;ons, and at other points when signalled.  Slocan City, Slocan Lake points and Sandon  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrires 2:20 p.m.  ��� Ascertain rates and full information from  nearest local agent or from GEO. S. BEER, City  Ticket Agent, Nelson, B. C. J. HAMILTON,  Agent, Nelson, B. C.  W.  F.  Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Diet." Pa*s. Agent  Vancouver B.C.  '''-fr~  I  t:  '',  ,1  w.  ���- 5  '���"V3  'J  j  ���1%  LOCAL  AND  PROVINCIAL.  Francis J. O'Reilly, of Silverton, is in the  city.  W. H. Armstrong, the contractor was in the  city this week.  The Nelson brick kilns turned out 350,000  bricks this season.  J. M, Worth has purchased an interest in  theTrail Creek News.  Another strike has recently been made on  the Last Chance mine.  Mr. Fred Irvine is suffering from a severe  attack of typhoid fever.  The'Mi^sss McLeod have returned from a two  months visit to the east.  Mr. Justice Irving left for Kamloops Saturday, .where he is now  presiding at the   assizes.  Sir William Van Home and part}7 will  reach here next week on a tour of inspection.  Frank Higgins, the Victoria barrister, is  said to have refused an offer of the deputy  attorney-generalship.  Chief of Police McKinnon will leave for the  coast tonight with two patients for the New  Westminster lunatic asylum.  The appointment of Harry Wright to a  position in the gold Commissioner's office is a  good one. Mr. Wright is a bright young man  and The Economist congratulates tho government on having made so acceptable an appointment.  The officers in charge of the Salvation Army  are holding their farewell meeting next San-  day evening. Adjutant Milner, who has been  in charge of the work in the Kootenay district  for more than nine months returns to her  home in Nova Scotia for a three months' visit,  while her assistant, Capt. Gooding, takes another app untment.in British Columbia.  This is the greatest fruit season British Columbia ever had'. The following places have  sent fruit to the different exhibitions in the  east: Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Duncan,  Salmon Arm, Vernon, Chilliwack, Ruby  Creek, Abbotsford, Mission City, Port Haney,  Port Hammond and Ladners. A great deal  of fruit has been shipped to Manitoba and the  Territories, which makes in quantity and  quality shipped, other sei?ons only a circumstance to this one.  i 8  THK NELSON ECONOMIST.  YMIR.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist).  The management of the Kenneth M  <fc Dean Go. have let a contract for 400  feet of work on the Tamarac to Messrs.  Pierce, Samson & .���Savage.  Mr. Burns, of Ottawa, Ont., reached  here on Saturday and left on Monday  morning with a party for the head of  Wild Horse creek. The above gentleman is in the employ ofthe C. P. H.  and is going out to see if he can locate  a pass sufficiently low enough for running a line through.; It seems as if  there is :some truth in the rumor that  the O. P. R. will build through here.  A. B. Buck worth shipped on Satur-  day; 500 lbs of fine mi neral specimans.  This is destineclfbr the C. P. R. exhibit  at Boston, Mass.,  Miss Gaims left on Tuesday for England where she will remain during the  winter.  Two feet of sn077 fell at the Porto  Rico mine last week.  There is rumor of an approaching  marriage between a well known couple  here..'.";       .      .���'���;;.-'..  To preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is au-essential. Enjoy good health, and. use  Joy's Bread.  Certificate of Improvements.  "Gold Island'' miueral claim;situate, in the.  Nelson Mining.Division of West Mootenay  District. -:-  Where located:���Two miles east of Ymir.  Take notice that. I, Walter Askew, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2,(io0 A. for myself, and  acting as atcent for W. C. Forrester, Free Miners Certificate No. (JS.3b3, and Charles W.  Arnould, .Free Miner's Certificate No; 2.629 A,  intend, sixty'days from the .date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, forthe purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th day of September, 189S.  Walter Askew.  LAND   REGISTRY ACT.  Guaranteed .Superior to  y' Physicians.  COnPANY,  L'td.  any Sweetened Tl ilk on the riarket.    F^ecomrnended  red   and Guaranteed by THE. MANITOBA- DAIRY  'id  . D. S.  DENTIST.  Mara Block:,  Baker Street, Nelso��  Special attention giren'to crown and bridgt  work and tiie painless extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics.  \J^  L. LENNOX  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR  \ \VV OFFICE :  Baker Street, Nelson  Largest Tent ancl Awning Factory  Britisii Columbia.  . ������;��������� ;;  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods arid General Stock of'Mi  OPPOSITE: POSTOFFiOE,  NELSON  m  iners7 Supplies  , B. C.   ��� '"'  FOI  ^  4*-  -1 �������  ggsacEJgagyttaragao'wcffiw 'wwnui ^ij.��jM^Ta^J^'*^��?^,-��rayyv^->raCTijg.-_!>'^^��v.g^r-j^.^s^^-n^ry^rmr^  GOOD BATH      - ���  SMOOTH   SHAVE;  AND   HAIRCUT    j  i  AS   YOU   LIKK   IT,  GO  TO   TUB ���!  ^���=g wrsrxraLvr^t^yi  <$3&  # ��  miQE  vv/o doors east of the Post Ofu.ce.  T .  V. J. Morrison, Prop;  ���   ..eOMnANDIN.Q' ATTENTSON J  is   simply a   matter   of being I  well dressed.  Those who wear   garments  cut and tailored by us will re-1  ceive all the attention   a   well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmanship. The  value jus great.  In the matter of an application for a duplicate of certificate of title to lot 1 (one),  block 10 (ten), town of Nelson, notice is hereby given that it is my intention at the expiration of one month from the first publication  hereof, to issue a. duplicate of the certificate of  Jobn Rooer Hull to the above lands, dated  the 101.11 "dav of March, ISO , and numbered  16,050a.  8. Y. WOOTTON,  llegisi.rar-General.  JLand Registry Office,  Victoria, B. C, 13th September, 1S08.  WANTED.  Telephone 93 For  Ei_5GN   EXPRESS  J. J. Dervin, Mgrv.  Stand   Opposite   Centra!   Fruit   Store  r^.i Baker Street, rooms suitable fpr  Photo-  e-'\i pbJc studio.    Apply, with particulurs,  to  ;  '-i/ilOTO," ��� KCONOMIST OFFICE.  1 .      _     _   j      CERTIFICATE OF   IMPROVEMEnTS.  j     "Hillside"  mineral   claim,   situate   in   the  ; > '-'U;on Mining Division of West  Kootenav Dis-  l. >ot.     ���     ���  j     'Ahere located:���On the east side of Giveout  ! c-'Hik,   and   is   the   eastern  extension of  the  I '��� j^odie" claim, on Toad Mountain.  i    -Take notice thai!, A. G. Gamble, Free Miner's  I Certificate   No.   13592   A.   agent    for   Edward  j James  Bulmer,  Free   Miner's Certificate   No.  ' 20689 A, intend, sixty days after date hereof, to  i appl-- to the Mining  Eecorder for a certificate  ' of improvements,  for  the purpose of obtain-  j in ;��� acruwn grant of the above claim.  I     Avd  further  take notice that action, under,  ! i action 37, must be commenced before the issu-  i a'.ioe of such certificate of improvements. .  !     Dated this 10th dav of .September, 1S9S.  ! A. G. Gamble, Agent.  a   os? a  9  will you roast over a hot cooking stove during  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.  We hmve also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  K33T  i  ^v  7HEN you buy  >o  g: Patronize Home Industry  OKELL & MORRIS'  -      "      "^ '  Preserves�� MORR!S'  you get what are pure British  Columbia Are absolutely the  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST.  /o'Troircnr.pjLQjuL^^  rult Preserves  Y-  <& OO'S  FROfl YOUR GROCER.  T  ���imjrn ���i rifrrr-ii���i���  S3  IL .��*4 i.  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,   LIOUORS,   HAVANA   OIGA  All the leading brand- always in stock.  if &nv     h       Km^ 0  YATES STREET,  *-~.���tfirKtwr-~irmTVTrv^r7���,rr���~T������~Tvjt~"-r~mtr,~,n:<T^*~*fvwr~* :w,tI' '-"���*'���-'> i-^-^^-^wnwm.-^  E^��  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  Itlv  SaJ^Q  A gouts for  Victoria Colonist  .Skattle Times  ��S. F. Bulletin  S. F. Call  ! H   Nelson Kconomist.  n Bulk.  VIOTORIA, B. C.  fftWWlfTIX^KIfJ-a^���WMZ��JLtftx-**���)���^in^^  r.sTgvTur^nn i ivr*m*nnna*MnanK&Bma  ���^^^^^'m^^^u^m^m  i'tfCsfi'lii^ #���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Dorothea Z9ix��  .   Two flags mark the grave of Miss Dorothea Dix in the Mount Auburn cemetery  near  Boston. L A   writer  in  the   Boston  Transcript recalls that  at the close of  the  civil war, when all through its four years  she had faithfully served  as superintendent of  women   nurses, Miss Dix accepted  from the government*'a stand of arms of  the  United   States   colors."    When  , Mr.  Stanton asked her how it would   be most  agreeable to her to have  her services pffi-0  cially recognized, by a great public meeting or a vote of money from congress, sh��  declined to have either and expressed a do-  Eire for "the  flag of my country," thinking  no notice would  be  taken of the request, but a beautiful pair of the national  colors were  specially made for her.    Sh��  bequeathed them to Harvard college, and  they now hang in Memorial hall.  Mrs. Cleveland and Her XittSe Girls.  A close  friend  of Mrs. Cleveland tells  this story of her in an anecdotal biography  of the former mistress of the White House  in   The   liadies'   Home   Journal:   "Mrs.  Cleveland used to be  somewhat sensitive  over the general regret so freely expressed  before the birth of the last child that there  Was no boy in the family.    It Deemed t��  her to imply a lack of appreciation of her  ' three little girls. A friend, who is married  and has  a  son, visited  the White House  one day,   and  when   the   children   were  brought in  she exclaimed, 'What a pity  they are all girls T  "Quick as a flash Mrs. Cleveland knelt,  put her arms about the children and retorted, 'That shows that you do not know  how nice little girls are.' "  Cookery Subjects*  Th�� main topics given by ��n interesting  writer on the cookery subject are, first,  bread; second, butter; third, meat; fourth,  vegetables, and, fifth, tea, by which last is  meant gen erically all sorts of warm, comfortable ^drinks served put in teacups,  whether'Shey be called tea, coffee, chocolate, bromo or whatnot. If these five departments are' all perfect, the great ends of  domestic cookery are answered, so far as  the comfort and well being of life are concerned. To begin, then, the very foundation of a good table is bread. It should be  light, sweet and tender. This matter &i  lightness, the writer tells us, is the distinctive lino between savage and civilized  breads The savage mixes simpi* flour and  water into balls of paste, which he throws  into boiling water, and which come out  solid, glutinous masses, of which his common saying is, "Man eat dis, he no die,"  which a facetious traveler who was obliged  to subsist on it interpreted to mean, "Dis  no kill, nothing will."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVE NEHTS.  "Big Bump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 13081A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the 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  Rection 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Relief Fraction''mineral claim, situate, in  the NelBon Mining Division of West Kootenay  Diotrict.  Wher�� located ':��� North fork of Salmom River,  about t\r��lv�� miles from Erie. (    .  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner'* Crrtlflcat�� No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of 'improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Cobykll, agent.  $&S&*&/^^%/%/��,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD. OFFICE  ROSSLAND  SANDON  Nelson, B. C.  .BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  /t>^S&^>^^J^&^t^'%S&fS%>SQ^^^^^  st Kootehav Butcher Co  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Star Shine "mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district. , _.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for ,R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to applv to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, /or the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tke above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvement.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Cory��ll, agent.  nay  FRESH-AND  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL  DEALERS IN  ME A TS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C TRAVES, Manager.  Metlcot of Application  t��   Purchaao   Land.  Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  unsurreyed and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set on the south bank of Kootenay River about 2% miles west of Nelson, and  marked "E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south forty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixty acres more or less.  July 30, 1898. E. C. Arthur.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for 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 the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, Agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  " Grand Union " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the miningrecorderforacertificait;  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  & crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  I  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMEHTS.  " Canadian Queen " mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  about two miles from Erie. '.�������� +  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for W. F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  33578 A, E. M. Ingram, Free Miner's Certificate  No No. 5292 A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Miner s  Certificate No. 8838 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 ofthe above  ol&im  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, muat be commenced before the issuance of such certificate ��f improvements.  Dated this 5th dav of September, 1898.  John a. Corykll.  T. S. Gorh.  GOR  Provincial  H.   BURNKT.  J. H. McGregob  We  want   to   enlighten   our  little   world   about  us in  regard   to   Walt Paper Buying.       We  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and Cheeriest patterns. Buy nowhere till you have looked about  you enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the  ority of    .     .  superi-Ours.  BURNET  Doraisii&ai  Laiad Sur  veyors and Civil ��agin��9rs.  AgoBts for Obtaining Crewn   Graats a@4 Abstract ��f Till�� to Mlaerai Clfilsae, &c.  - �����-   {British Columbia  Optician and Watchmaker,  cKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Rv %gent or .  6. S. BSSR,  C. P. B. Agent, Eielaon.  W    . STITT, Gen    S.  S. Agt., Wlniolpeg.  Canada Drug and   Book   Co.,   L'td.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  aby's Own,   IVly Lady's,   Kremo Floating Bath,  s Complexion, etc.  We have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.    Call and see them at  E'S  ' Opposite Queen's Hotel  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C>  Brokers and Manufacturers9 Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Ktc  P. O. Box 498.  ���ffg  ,;fvf  VfT���  "13  'ter  n <  1 ���;*  ���:�����  J��t  t  .-,1  v>3  <m  Pi  e  1 V'i  3  ��� ft1       A  m  r  a?  ii;  It..  f  1  m  IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ROMANCE  OF DELL.  have seen that  he. .blushed- clear up to  his faded white hair.    'But   she~ wasn't  looking.     She : saw only the   farmhouse '  hidden   in   the trees, was   conscious   of T.  the  drifting   seeiit of  violets  from the-  gardon and felt the sunlight falling, like  a benediction over all.  Dell watched her going up the path  to meet-"his mother standing on the  porch in hcs best calico dress and fresh  gingham apron. "She looks like a 3~el- -  low bird, " he said to himself. A thou- ;  sand times he had seen a graceful bird  poise just as she was poised on the step  of the porch, seemingly ready for flight  into space.  Dell was tall. He had hair naturally  blond and soft and it had been bleached by sun and, weather until it was as  .lifeless as cured hay. His face was tanned and he walked with the uncertain,  lounging gait that comes from traveling  after the plow, toiling" over soft ground  and keeping foothold on steep, hillsides..  Dell had lived to be 24 without even-  so much as looking at a girl siiico his  schooldays. In fact, Dell would -have  had little time to devote to girls. He  was busy from early morning until  night about the farm,- and when there  was a few days' respite there* he hitch-  - ed'up his team and drove to Groveland  to help his brother in. his celery and  ^. sweet corn fields.  '"' -    One day there - was excitement in the  . Mason  farmhouse.    Dell brought a latter from   the. postoffice to   his  mother,  and she rearl   that Miss Hamilton, who  had  extensive  forest  interest's-" in--the  vicinity, would' be her  guest for a day  or two while, looking over her property.  "Do   not   make   any   fuss   for  me,  - please, " JViiss-Hamilton wrote.   "I know  how busy you are at this season.. .Have  Dell 'run down' a hen and   let me have  a potpie for dinner.' - "  Dell smiled at the mention of his.  name. " He 'had been too' young to remember Miss Uamilton when she went  away, -but he was proud to know she  remembered him..  "I suppose I'll'have to meet her at  the t-r-a-i-n, " said Dell, with the peculiar drawl that had come down to  him from Puritan Green Mountain ancestors. "I suppose I'll have -to dress  u-p."  "Of course, Dell, and put the best  harness on the horses and take the wagon down to the creek and wash off the  mud." . .-'--.���....-.,:.,,  "I guess she'll get used to m u-d,"  ���said .Dell. '."-"���"��� "'  When the train climbed the hill and  finally stopped at the hillside depot,  Dell was waiting, holding tight rein  over his fractious-farm horses, which  were unused to tao''chaff chuff" of the  exhaust of the locomotive. Two women,  were handed ..'dowJi.-Jr.oin . the vestibule.  One Dell knew .wax Miss Hamilton and  a small blond pertLdu; by-her side was"  a stranger. -        P.. ���  "You are Dell, I know," said Miss  Hamilton, coming up. "This is my  friend, Miss Sayles,''and the blond  vision smiled at Dell and showed her  pretty white teeth.  "Canycu get in?" asked Dell, for the v  horses were restless and he couldn't get..  out   to   assist   thern,   and   all   the way  down the hill   he   sat very straight'and  handled   the   lines,   conscious that the .  prettiest girl  he" had' ever seen was sitting behind him and probably"'contrast-''"  ing him with   the   men who  drove, for  her in the   park and on the   city boule  vard's.     When he stopped the horses at  the farm   gate   and   helped   the   ladies  down from the high wagon, he thought  to himself that it was like lifting a doll  when Miss   Sayles   put   her foot on the ���;  step and held out her hands to him.    If  ahe had been looking at him, she would  The story of how Dell came to worship at the fair girl's shrine is a short  one. The first thing he did that morning was to pick a great bunch of violets  from the border for her. In the afternoon he was her guide to the innermost  recesses where nature slides away her  spring jewels of hepatica and arbutus.  He threw stones into the creek that she  might cross without wetting her dainty  feet. , He showed her where the win-  tergfeen berries grew thickest ' and  laughed because she was afraid to eat  them. He did not say-much. . Dell seldom said much, but. he loved to hear  her talk.  "She's a pleasant-girl," said the  mother to Dell that night.  "Yes," said Dell,' "she's' a -great  t-a-1-k-e-r.'.'  Miss Salyes might not have .felt ^complimented.if she had heard Dell's comment. It was sincere. To Dell it was a'  great thing to be able to talk well. \  The days following were full of delight to the girl: All the glories of the ,  spring were heaped" upon her.' . - Birds  awakened < her in the morning with a,  thousand musical voices. She .brought-  home loads of delight from the fields  and woods in the-- afternoon, and in the '  evening Dell told her stories of-autumn  hunts  and -iiuskin^s.- '.He. told how a'  A-'ornan he knew rKad-become, a mission-  '  ary. ���      ,. ,���-<, ���"   '/-"'.       ���-:  "And shehasgoiie to teach-the Jieath>  en?" asked  .the girl.  *'N-o, " drawled Dell.   "I guess she's  what-you'd call a-home missionary  -She  3 >  goes'arounti blacking- s-tJp-v-e-s.  Dell's . mother-ex?^lained that the  woman .Jin-question had a' lightning  blacking outfit, and f.he, went about the  neighborhood blacking-...stores 'without  charge just -to occupy her. time-'and  benefit-the appearance of her neighbors'  kitchens. '"        v ,:���  .-,..There was; a world -of tenderness in  Dell's voice when ho- talked- to the girl.  'Seldom did he grow fender in his words,  ���how ever * only once, When .they were  sitting on the porch 'toward evening and  a mosquito came Irumming-about Dell's  ears. He struck at -it-with.-his open'  hand, and it flew toward the,girl.  *' Don' t send your mosquitoes over this  way to bite me, ".. she said. :55  "-That's what I'd do* if .I was a mos-  g-ii-i-jb-o,'' said   Dell..;.without   a   smile  find with";a-.'degree o  oJ  CJ-L  almost.frightened her.  earnestness that  ��� She went   into  the house then, -and Dell saw her no  more that evening, "and there-was a little strain in .'his : left- side that almost  choked him when he thought of :her... He  told his mother what he had. said.  "I meant if, t-6-e,". he .said .and then  added��� .= desperately, ''I wish I was a  mos-q-u-i-t-o..":'-' ��� -.-  " ' "Dell,'' said --his mother, ''you must  not say such things. "She won't like it.  She isn't plain, like us, and she won't'  know how to take it. But they are going away in the morning, so you must  be up early to. drive them to the station'"    -.-.��� '       -    -    .     .   .  As the train left at an early hour  every one was awake soon after daybreak.. When the-girl "came down stairs  dressed for her journey,, she looked  around for Dell.   He was not -there.   His  place at the. breakfast table was cleared.  The -mother, bustled" in.    -  "Dell had .'to go to Groveland this  morning, "she said. "Little Peter''Ferguson'':wilkdrive you to. the depot."  "But he didn't 'say-"'goodby to us,"  saict1 tii-e" girl. ''.1 call it unfair of Dell  to go away without saying goodby!''  "Well, -he-had to go early, and you  wasn't up," said the mother, "and he  said I -.wasn't to disturb you."  Dell, driving down-through the shady  roads of the way to Groveland, with  his. white slouch hat over- his eyes and  his   shoulders   stooped  forward   as one  sits when thinking, heard the whistle  of the train at the crossing and stopped  his horses until the last rumble of the  wheels had ceased. Then he touched his  horses with the whip and went on. For  the first time the birds sang unnoticed  over his head. He didn't see the carpet of dandelions by the roadside, nor  did he hear the tinkle of the brook as  it*dropped over the slate ledges into the  ravine. He heard.nothing but a sound  of a young, joyous voice that had made  music for him for a week and saw nothing but a glint of yellow hair that was  really nothing but the sunshine playing  about him.  And that night the girl went into  Miss Hamilton's room, and sitting  down on an ottoman, laid her head in  the other woman's lap and cried:  , "What is it, I&rnardine? Aren't yon  happy?"  "Yes," she said, "I am happy, but I  want to go   back,   I want to   go   back.  Do you suppose I will some time?"  '   "I think it very   likely,'' said  Miss  - Hamilton. -���Katharine liartm an.  How German Women Beit.  "But it is the beautiful relaxation of th��  German women which is so beneficial to  them, I believe," says the American woman who has traveled abroad. "American  women who have not seen and experienced  ii cannot appreciate it. In the German  coffee gardens, by getting tickets by the  month, one pays at the rate' of���at one in  particular that I know���-2 cents a day. To  these gardens the women go every afternoon with their work and to meet their  friends. Something of the kind would be  a wonderful benefit to our nervous American women."  "Yes, those gardens are a delight," says  the German woman. "There is always a  first class concert, one gets coffee and  brings one's own light luncheon, perhaps,  and then there is one's work, so that  the time is not wasted. There are always  one's friends there, for no one thinks of  going to a garden patronized by the people  of a lower class. We miss it here very  much. Wo went to call upon some friends  up on the Hudson the other day, but they  were not at home. We would gladly have  gone somewhere then for a cup of coffee,  but there was no place. We could hardly  have gone out of range of a coffee garden  in Germany "  o �� ��  A shipment of Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton Teas, also a shipment of  choice blends of Costa Rica, Blue Ribbon, Santos and Ceylon Coffees to  which we invite inspection. At the same time examine our other lines  of groceries, a]l of -which' we are offering at lowest prices. Try our  special blend of Ceylon Coffee.  rrison  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200   BBLS.  USUI'S HUNGARIAN and OGiLVlE'S CLE  %��*& �� fLsm.%/ i fiara  ff\  G. M. Leishman,  Victoria,;Agent for Briu'sb Columbia  W. R.JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonieo  Hotel, las'- the market odds on  all important events! Starting  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by cable  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghull St., London.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents  Commission Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits Insured.  Loans and Mortgages Negotiated. Estates .Managed and Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  L    -    RSNANOSAL    -   AGENTS. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  &ook Out For tiie Details.  "No woman, however beautiful, can afford to neglect those small details of dress  that cost nothmg but time, and I am  afraid it is more often the better looking"  girls one sees who are more inclined to be  untidy than the others, and the only reason one attributes it to is that they consider themselves good looking enough  without bothering about their clothing.  There are girls whoni one meets, and  you knowfrom the. attire they are wearing that, it did not cost them half a dozen  thoughts.  They wanted a hat and bought one.  ��� What matter if it is the proper shape or if  It suits? Which it decidedly does not..  Some people are never tired of saying,  "Oh, I couldn't, be bothered, you know,'  worrying about my clothes!" And don't  shey look like it? One is often tempted to  say so.  Some women, again, pride., themselves  on never letting the subject of dress enter  tkeir conversation, but those, I am happy  to ' think, are few, because one always  knows the sort of person they are to look  L'at, they being probably equally uninteresting to talk to.  . All girls should be a little vain about  their clothes���i. e:, show they are interested in what they should naturally be interested in, and as long as they do not spend  their whole time thinking about their .  adornments it does not matter.���Philadel  phia Led  , . . . ���.. we met on every side faces which  tell the etory of the vanished races more  interestingly than. even the deserted syna-  gogues and the silent mosques.���''Toledo,  the Imperial City of Spain," by Stephen  Bonsai, in Century.  ,Begro'nia Culture.  Begonia3 of all kinds grow best in a soil  that is quite rich, somewhat sandy and  porous. A soil that is heavy, soggy and  apt to become sour cannot be used with  good results. The matter of drainage is  also an item in the culture of begonias not  to be overlooked. In , potting the plants  provide ample drainage by placing broken  pottery, cinders or some such matter in  the bottom of the pots.  Flowering begonias can be bedded out  in. the summer with success, if plenty of ���;  water is given and a fairly sunny, warm I  location selected for the bed. Those of the '  Rex type will do best if plunged in a par- i  tiaily shaded location.  Both classes should ���  ro-  igoi  Queen Victoria's China.  Queen Victoria, it is said, knows every,  piece of plate and china among the hundreds of dinner sets that, she possesses at  her different palaces and castles. Once  when the German embassador was visit-,  ing her, tho members of the queen's household were surprised to behold strange  china set before them at table, each plate  adorned with landscape paintings. The  embassador having mentioned that his  birthplace was Furstenberg, the queen had.  remembered a service of china, never used  and for nine years put away and forgotten  by every one but herself, which had been  manufactured at Furstenberg and was  decorated with painted scenes of the town  and its vicinity? She knew exactly -where  it was, and by her order it had 'been produced and used at dinner, a pretty compliment to the embassador..,  This incident should reassure those who  fear that if women take . any interest in  public affairs they will cease to be good  housekeepers. Queen Victoria has all'hei  life had more to do With politics than any  other woman in her dominions, yet there  is not a more careful housekeeper in Eng-.  land.���Boston Woman's Journal. j  To Check Corpulency.  A prominent New York physician suggests the following list of foods for those  who are inclined to corpulence:  Bread made crisp and brown by being  sliced and baked in a hot oven. No butter  should be eaten with this bread.  Tea and coffee without sugar or milk  are allowable; so are boiled or poached  eggs eaten with salt and paprika, or. with  cayenne pepper and salt.  All fish but salmon and eels may be eaten boiled or broiled. Game and poultry  occasionally. Eeef and mutton boiled,  roasted or broiled, may be eaten once a  day. Plenty of green vegetables such as  spmctch, string beans, beet tops, cabbage  and tomatoes are excellent, but should be  plainly cooked. Lettuce, romaine, chicory,  water cress, esearole and all' green salads  except cucumbers should be eaten with  lemon juice, salt and pepper.    No oil.  The patient may indulge in all fruits  except bananas, sweet apples and pears.  Cooked fruits should be taken without  sugar.  Tiie Beautiful "Women of Toledo.  As we clattered along the roughly cobbled streets which led to the Zocodover, or'  market place, wTomen came to the win-  , dows to have a peep at the strangers who  arrived with such unseemly haste. They  are very beautiful, the women of Toledo,  tall and willowy and as dark as night, and  as mysterious. Too late we saw that every  iron reja through which the dark eye of  the Semitic maidens flashed down upon ua  was surmounted by the sacred symbol,  and that all are orthodox Christians in  Toledo today. While the creeds have vanished,   the   physical   characteristics  hay*  be protected from hot, drying winds and  should n<wer be allowed to suffer ior want  of water.���Woman's Home Companion.  z)anger lis Tins.  Open a tin of peaches, apricots, cherries  or any other fruit���for all fruit is acidulous���r-let it -stand for some time, and tho  fruit acids and the, tin are ready to do their  work of poisoning. A chemical knowledge'  that tells just how.the dangerous compound is created is unnecessary to an  avoidance of the peril.  The rule to follow is never to make lemonade cr other acidulated drinks   in a tin ;  - receptacle or allow them to stand in such  a vessel, and   in the case of tinned fruits  or fish immediately upon opening the tin  turn the  cohtei^s   out   upon   an   earthen .  plate or into a dish that is made of earth- j  enware or glass.   ���''--'" j  Fruits   in   hermetically  sealed  tins   if j  properly  prepared   germinate   no ��� poison.  As soon   as opened the  action of  the acid j  on "the tin, with the aid of the atmosphere,   I  begins, and. in a short time the result is a j  -deadly poison. This brief treatment.of the i  question should . be remembered by every '  one. and its; instructions followed.���Boston |  Herald.  .-''.-   Play Apron*.  A Frenchwoman visiting in this country wonders that American children are  not more often put in the black play  aprons which French children wear universally, boys and girls alike. These are  long, loose aprons which button to the  throat in���the back and are made with wide  loose sleeves. ; They fit on over any toilet,  and the children in French towns are seen  ..'incased in .them while at play. They are  ���quickly removed and. ^protect dress and ���  stockings from dirt and wear. The-little  boys are trained to their wear so that they  do not disdain them. The average American boy, however, would be likely to  chafe seriously, if he was returned to pinafores. The apron's are invariably made of  black French cambric of sufficiently good -  quality to prevent crocking and are in  such common use as to be accepted without question by the children.  injurious "to the brain and other organs 01  the infant, there are many who cling to  the old time idea that a baby should be  rocked as w^ell as sung to sleep. By these  conservative souls the new motor cradle  will be hailed as a blessing. It can be  worked with either electricity or petroleum, and tho motion may bo accelerated  or slackened by simply turning a screw  The only demur hitherto on record in  garcl to this invention is from a lady who  bought and tried it. ��� She declares that if  science goes mmuch longer with improvements of that kind- there will soon be  nothing left for her husband to do.���Chicago Record.  Cinderella Must Go to Balls.  I believe  the  parents wTho  are in   constant dread lest some one will, think that  they are anxious to.marryctheir daughters  are as   indelicate   as   those who  are   constantly on the lookout for sons-in-law.     I  am not sure but they do more harm in the  world.     Fortunately   there   may   not   be  many of them, but there are some,  is nothing criminal in matrimony,  one of the firmly planted laws of  hm.  nature, and   that, in fact, answers all tho  questions  about   matrimonial   inconsistencies.   Doctors say nowadays that whooping cough, measles and so called children's  diseases are not necessary evils to be gone  through and  got. rid of.." Children  take  them because their systems are not strong  enough, to resist them.-   But matrimony is  not a disease.     Daughters cannot be made  germ  proof   by isolation.     It  is a  pretty  thought that the fairy prince will come to  Cinderella, sitting   in the ashes, but it is  an   actual fact  that tho Cinderella of   the  fairy tale would  have   been Cinderella in  the ashes to .the end of her days if" she had"  not gone to the - bail.     Rational   ideas of  cause and effect are as good in general life  as in education or medicine. If the girl is  not allowed to meet the fairy prince, she  is liable to take up with any housebreaker  who comes in at tho window, or else she  becomes one of those silly creatures who  see a lover in every man they meet, -from  the minister to the milkman, and talk of  them continually.���New York Times.  There  It s*  Piety, and Chicken Pie.  A   newly   married   young  Washington  man took his wife to church last Sunday.  The  sermon   was  just  about we'll under  way when he noticed the litfcla woman at  his sido suddenly start.    Then she turned  red, looked around nervously and hesitatingly  for  half  a  minute, rose hurriedly  from  her seat  and  left the church.    The  young  husband, feeling  certain  that his  wife was ill, wanted to follow her out, but  he is a   bashful  man, and the thought of  the   long center aisle  that he would  have  to traverse m the face of the whole congregation  kept him  rooted to his seat.    He  was  pretty glad when the services  were  over, however, and   ho  made  his way almost at a  lope for his little menage.    He  found his wife cheerfully busying herself  about the kitchen. -  "Weren't you ill?" he inquired breathlessly. ���  "Why, dearie m��, you know I am never  U," was her reply.  ''Well, why, then, did you leave the pew  so suddenly?"  "I suddenly recollected, Jack," said she,  "that I forgot to put the chicken potpie on  the back of the range before we left the  house. Would my listening to a good sermon have compensated for a charred dinner?"  "Not much it.wouldn't," said Jack,  who is as human as they mako them.���  Washington Star.  ���ii.een Aut  Li a hi  .11  1.' *&  \oe Cream. Freezers  .���hu.irio of Cest'Virginia White Cedar, -with:.Electric welded wire hoops  loves  Bringing: Up Infants.  A great change has come over the methods in vogue for bringing up infants.   Parents are beginning to realize that a room  [   18 by 12 feet  cannot furnish air for throe  pairs of lungs      The cradle as well as bad  ventilation has   gone  out of  fashion   and  finds noplace   in the household   unless it  be an heirloom, in which case its rockers  are   promptly   sawed   off.     Formerly- the  youngest child was   always sung  to sleep.  Now he  is put   to bed  at a regular   hour  and left alone.     Dr. Louis Starr says th.^t  instead of worrying themselves when they  hear  their baby cry mothers  ought to be  glad that   their offspring is  getting such  excellent  practice   in   the development of  his lungs.   When the child is really suffering, of course, he must be cared for;  but^  as a rule, it is best to let him have his cry  out.  Dr. Starr also holds that no normal baby  really likes to be rocked, and that he will  soon acquire the habit of going to sleep  without rebellion. Obviously the brain  tissue that went to the composition of the  large body of musical productions known  as lullabies and cradle songs might better  have been consecrated to sonatas and symphonies. In spite, however, of the modern  medical opinion that rocking is positively  racKets  tion buaran  ices KeasonaDie  ?  UDIIC-  We beg to inform the citizens of Nelson that we are now in  a   position   to supply  all  kinds of bread, pastry, etc., on  shortest notice.     Free delivery to any part ofthe city.  ivery  Pack and saddle horses  furnished  on shortest  Open da}7 and night.  notice.      Telephone 67  KELLY & STEEPER, props-  '���W  'ft  ���li  "*   .  t J  f: -  ii-;,-  ^  1 .-i-  ���/  i         }  >  .  ?  .�����  ���v  >             .      :  .! ,'#  ��������'  1 ���A  'A.7  I  I*'  IP  I v  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Liquors  "Whines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  o  Dry G-oods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay-  Teas  Etc,  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  NELSON, B.C.  I  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  AR      PIPES,  O  We do not guarantee to satisfy every taste  from a single box of cigars, but we are sure we  can satisfy every taste for cigars from our  stock.  the Ship's Ball.  The ship's bell is the mariner's clock.  The nautical day begins and ends at  Boon, when eight bells is struck. The  bell is struck half hourly, day and  night, one stroke being added for each  half hour until eight is reached, when  the count begins at one bell.  In the United States navy the ship's  toll hangs usually under the forecastle,  ��r just forward of the foremast. The  captain's orderly keeps the time and reports to the officer of the deck the hour  in ternis of 'bells. '* t The officer of the  <fl*ck then bids the messenger of the  Wfttch strike the bell. There is somewhatmore formality mt eight bells than  &fc other times, for then the hour is reported to the captain and the bell not  sferuck until he has said, "Make it so."  Sore is the routine on board a man-of-  War at 8 o'clock in the morning: The  Orderly says to the officer of the deck,  "Eight bells, sir. " The officer of the  Seek replies, "Report to the captain  ��ighfc bells and chronometers wound. "  ^Sh�� orderly then goes to the captain and  'S&y&f "Eight bells and the chronometers  wound, sir. " The captain replies, "Very  well; make it so. " The orderly goes to  $h�� officer of tho_deck and says, "Make  It so, sir. " The officer of the deck says  to the messenger of the watch, "Strike  sight bells," and if everybody has been  prompt the messenger strikes eight bells  ��fo exactly 8 a. m.���Boston Post.  Carious Biblical Fragments.  While th�� Trellis written Bible was  eadoubtedly intended for the use of the  grown up scholar, in whose case a fair  acquaintance with the sacred volume  could be assumed, we have another  species of Biblical fragments, representing the "Reader Without Tears" of the  ��ld world. They are written in large,  distinct letters and contain as a rule the  first verses of the book of Leviticus,  accompanied or preceded by various  combinations of the letters of the alphabet which the child had to practice upon. Sometimes it is the fragments forming the conclusions of books, or, more  correctly, of whole groups of books,  such as the end of the Pentateuch, the  end of the prophets and the end of the  Hagiographa, that yield us important  information, for in some cases they possess appendices or colophons that give  the date of the manuscripts as well as  the names of the owner and of the  scribe.  Occasionally we come upon a good  scolding, as when the colophon runs:  "This pentateuch (or psalter) was dedicated by N. NN., in the  year , to  tho  synagogue    .    It  shall not   be  Bold, it shall not be removed, it shall  aot be pawned. Cursed be he who sells  it, cursed   be he   that removes it," etc  Mineral Water  Before buying a  OR  Refresh ins Summer Beverages.  ale*  Celery Sarsapar*  illa and Iron.   Ginger  ��� & Co. ltd  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON  Orga|i  Go to Painton's, the  & MUSIC CO., NELSON  CLUB HOTEL  Corn��r Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $p per day and up,  Scho<kaer Beer, io cents  E. J-.  Curran, Proprietor.  (Incorporated i8o>.)<  CAPITAL PAID UPf $1,500,000.00     -      RESERVE, $1,175,600,00.  Head Office,      -      Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.  Doreester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Guysboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  -    do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  ftosslahd, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Shubenacadie, N.S.  Summerside, P.E.I.  Sydney, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  SA General  Banking Business Transacted.    Sterling Bills of Exchan  . Bought and Sold.     Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.  ��� Accounts Received on the Meat Favorable Terms.  4> Interest allowed on special  deposits and on Savings   Sank accounts.  BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA :  NANAIMO,  NELSON,  ROSSLAND, VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  ��� f  I A Savings Bank Department has been estab- $  % lished in connection -with, the Nelson branch of t  I this bank.  t      Deposits of one dollar and upwards received,  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present $  I 3 per cent per annum).  ��� GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Braiach.     *

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