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Array VOL. I.  NELSON,  B.C., WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER 13.  NO.   14.  THE NELSON EGONOniST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  P. M. Carley .;...:.... .'.... . Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States............'.'....... .$2.00  If paid in advance. .....:���............ ..... 1.50  One Year to Great Britain.; '...................... 2.50  If paid in advance....................  .................. 2 00  Remit by Express,  Money  Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of reputable character -will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The loyalty  of Canadians to  the  dear  old  motherland   has   never  been   doubted.       On  every occasion   upon   which   international   or  other troubles have arisen, or. have even been  suspected, Canada has volunteered  a   helping  hand, and when afforded   the opportunity her  sons have proved beyond doubt that they   are  made up of the right material.    In the exuberance of their  national   pride   and   enthusiasm  they set an example to the land of  their  forefathers well worthy of emulation.      There are  no pressed men   in   Canadian   ranks���all   are  volunteers, devotedly attached to the old flag.  Lieut. Col. Sam Hughes, M.P., has addressed  the Minister of Militia tendering to the Imperial Government the services  of the  45th,   or  Victoria Midlanders regiment, and   requesting  authority to increase the establishment of  the  corps to 1,000 men for  active  service   in   any  part of the world.     No  doubt   the   authority  will be granted, and that should  the occasion  ever arise the  other Canadian regiments  will  be as true to their principles���volunteers.  After many years of scientific  investigation  a process has been at last discovered by which  natural colors can be reproduced by  means of  a camera.      The invention  is due to  the skill  and   perseverance   of a     young   Frenchman  named  Adrien   Dansac,   who,    however,   has  since become insane from overwork and is now  confined in an asylum near   Paris,   a  hopeless  case.       His   patron and instructor,   M.   Ville-  dieu Schassagne, took up the   investigation as  he left it and developed it to its   present  state  of perfection.   The process is said to be a very  simple one styled  " selective absorption,"   the  whole secret of production lying in the chemical bath to which the negative is subjected.  It  is claimed that this process produces a picture  mirror-like, with every color and tint   shown,  and that the cost does not exceed that of  ordinary photography. The invention will be  hailed with delight by the admirers of g-ood  pictures and true likenesses, but we fear that  many a sitter will prefer the present plan. We  have all seen photos of friends which we  would scarcely recognize, thanks to the pencil  and brush of the retoucher, who can make a  crooked eye straight, a pimpled face smooth, a  large mouth small, or convert a sinister pug  into an aquiline or any other type of nasal  organ. The colored photo will no doubt be  the photo of the future. What will our  ancestors think-of this age of powder and  paint ?   ��������� :;     '  As already announced,   Henry  George,'. of  single-tax fame, is a candidate for the office of  mayor of Greater New York.     His candidacy,  it wrould appear,  has created  a   panic  in the  Tammany   camp,   the   leaders  of which   are  alarmed at the sudden uprising   of men   who  are tired of the   dishonesty   and   despotism  of  that terrible institution.     Although we cannot  agree with Henry George  as   to   tjie   efficacy  of his "cure-all," it must be conceded that he  is honest and sincere in  the cause .which   he  has at heart, and that if elected to the position  he seeks, it would be a step in the direction of  honest government���a thing almost unknown  in the history of New York.      He avows himself, in addition to his single  tax propensities,  to be a free trader, and one who will   support  free silver, and declines to adjust his   views to  the exigencies of a political canvass.       Up to  date Henry George has two opponents,   and a  "dark horse "is being spoken of.   We predict  a lively time during the coming   contest,   but  should not be at all surprised to see the author  of Progress and Poverty elected.  A correspondent (with a grievance) writes,  complaining bitterly of certain portions of the  Baker street sidewalk. The point he raises is  that the walk is too high to drive over and too  low to drive a wagon load of hay under. This  is a serious matter and we hope the city council will arrange the elevated sidewalk so as to  suit all classes. In the meantime, we would  venture the suggestion that almost any kind  of a sidewalk is better than no sidewalk at all.  The man who is " too proud to beg and too  honest to steal," and as a consequence " knows  what it is to be wanting a meal,'' is now a back  number. Keen competition in every walk of  life and a painfully conspicuous decay of practical sympathy, generally knock the honesty,  the pride, and the   " wanting''   sensation out  of him.       If these things do not kill his pride  they effect his honesty.     The natural result is  an enormous   increase in the regiment of genteel swindlers.      Members of this insinuating  corps are to be found liberally distributed over  this continent.     Scarcely a day passes that one  of these fellows  do not fall into the   hands of  the police ;   but yet their number does not appear to diminish.     No sooner is a new method  of swindling exposed then there are hundreds  prepared to adopt it.       The New York   detectives have now.in custody a   prisoner who,  if  the charges against him   can  be sustained,  is  one of the  nicst remarkable swindlers   in the  criminal annals of the   country.       Emmet B.  Gibson is accused of  having laid down bogus  cheques,  floated  bogus stocks and worthless  bonds, and carried on general swindling operations for the past few years, which netted him  over $400.000.       Gibson,   who is also known  by several other names, lived high���very high.  Not satisfied with mulcting his hotel in a sum  of $265 for board, etc., he induced the proprietor to Cash a bogus cheque for $640.       If this  individual's   operations   were confined  to the  United States, he would be dubbed a " smart "  man, but as he is suspected of crooked dealings  in connection with certain mining transactions  in British Columbia, we do not feel disposed to  indorse the applicati >n of the term.  Those journalistic mountebanks, Messrs Mc-  Lagau and O'Brien of  the Vancouver World,  are frothing  because this paper suggested the  name  of  Mr. W. J. Ta}dor,   the   well-known  Victoria law3^er, as the leader   of the Federal  Conservative   party   iti  this   province.       The  World says Mr. Taylor will   not  thank The  ��� Economist   for thus placing his name before  the public.       As   a   matter of fact we did not  suggest the name of Mr. Taylor with the hope  of receiving his thanks, but rather as a tribute  to the gentleman's ability.       The Economist  has not advanced far enough along the lines of  journalistic   perfidy to offer its opinions for a  monetary consideration.     Should it ever reach  that depth of ("egradation (and the Lord forbid  that it should) it will not grumble if it be held  in the same loathsome contempt as is the Vancouver World at this   time.       The   World is  spurned by   Conservatives   and still   more despised b}^ the rank and file of the Liberal party.  Cringing servitude to any one may have its reward for a time, but sooner   or later it is sure  to become abhorrent and nauseating, as Messrs.  McLagan   and O'Brien   are now finding out.  Moreover,    this     "Liberal"    duo,     through  their meddling and avaricious   designs,   have  literally rent the Liberal   party   assunder.     If  making John C. McLagan a senator, or janitor,  rVJLi*- THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  or anything else, would remove him from this  province, the inhabitants of British Columbia  in the relief that it would give them would be  inclined to overlook this- and all the other acts  of political depravity of the Liberal party.     In  his    grovelling,    avaricious     mood,     he   has  probably accomplished more than any other man  in his own,tinie and generation in the  wray of  reducing the noble profession  of letters   to   a  filthy money-grabbing proposition, and for his  efforts in this direction he   is   despised   by   all  self-respecting newspaper   men.     His malevolence reaches its lowest conception   when  discussing  his   one-time   partner,    Mr. William  Tempieman, of the Victoria  Times.    The latter gentleman by   his   integrity   and   political  consistency, has won the   respect  and  esteem  not/only of Liberals, but   also   Conservatives,  while J. C.  McLagan,   political   huckster, has  developed into an object of pity and contempt  ���pity that a man should  descend  so   low   in  ,the scale of humanity,   and  contempt  for   the  person   who   can   resort to  such   disreputable  political  knavery.     As   we before  intimated,  it were useless to deny   the charges   preferred  against the publisher of The   Economist   by  the manager of the   Vancouver   World.     On  the contrary, the issues of the World   containing those delicate reminders of our   shortcomings will  bepreserved  as   evidence of a well-  defined suspicion that  John  C. McLagan is a  journalistic  monster.     To illustrate this point  and also the estimation in which he is held by  the other newspaper workers in  the   province  we cull from notices in a similar strain appearing in many of the other provincial papers the  following from the Nelson Tribune :  " The Liberal convention was pulled off at  New Westminster yesterday as advertised, despite the opposition of certain professed Liberals, who did not wish to have their course  mapped out for them during the approaching  provincial elections. At the head of these was  J. C. McLagan of the Vancouver World, who  wishes to stand in with all governments and  combinations that have anything to give out  in return for support. At first' McLagan denounced the convention idea, but it gathered  such force that he was obliged to weaken, and  eventually consented to be a delegate. 'J. C  is one of the provincial Liberals who has grown  gray in the service, but even yet his heart  3rearns for the flesh pots of Egypt.''  India and snakes are usually accepted as  S3rnonymous terms���at least when one speaks  of India it suggests an idea of reptiles. The  number of deaths in that country every year  attributable to the poisonous fang would be  a opalling if a complete return were to be  given. With the object of eradicating the  pest the government placed a price on snakes  and forthwith the untutored native set himself  to meet the demand by breeding the reptiles in  m  earthen pots and producing them when they  reached a marketable size, thus increasing the  danger rather than diminishing it. The reward  has now been withdrawn, and thus is killed  another home industry of India. A similar  thing occurred in New Zealand. There the  rabbit pest became so great that a price was  put upon the heads cf the little destroyers of  the sheep runs, the grain fields, and the  vegetable   gardens,    and   for   years   quite   an  ihdustty flourished: among the breeders; of  rabbits. As soon as the reward was withdrawn there was a perceptible diminution in  the number of the burrows^ Notwithstanding  the experience of the two countries cited, we  would favor a price being put on the heads of  . genuine advertising fakers, who have become  a pest in this country, fully convinced that it  would, be the means of ridding a long-suffering  people of these scourges.  Figures are dry reading, as a rule, but here  are a few interesting, ones, compiled on the  telegraphic system.: Total length of the  world's telegraphic system, 4,908,922 miles,  exclusive of 180,440 miles .of submarine cables.  Of this Europe has 1,764,790 miles.; Asia,  310,685 miles;; Africa, 99,419 miles.; Australia,  217,497, and- America, including Canada,  .2,5;i6,548 miles. It will, thus be seen that  there is more .wire strung on this continent  than on any of the others. But the. telegraph:  has. now become almost indispensable, so that,  within another year we may expect to see  these figures doubled. Not alone can we get  messages over the wire, but by recent devices  introduced into the system, fac similies of the  sender's hand-writing as well as outlines of  portraits.     What next?  Our friends to the south of us are threatened  with  yet   another   big  combine   designed   to  further fleece  them.       The   glass   men   have  proved themselves not to be a very brittle class,  but are anxious   that  their movements   shall  ���: not be seen through.      They  had, however,  a  very   suspicious  .meeting   at   Columbus   the  other day, the upshot of which is said to be the  organization   of one of the   largest combines,  from a commercial point of view,   that   exists  in that country of  combines.       It   practically  brings   the entire glass industry of the. United  States under one head, so that  prices   can be  arranged to suit the men and the  times.      All  that now remains is for the combine to arrange  with the good people at Washington and have  the tariff so arranged as to preclude  the possibility of outside competition.  The Colonist announces that the Victoria,  Vancouver & Eastern Railway Co. has made  arrangements with leading Canadian capitalists for the construction of the road in the  event of satisfactor}^ arrangements being arrived at with the provincial and dominion governments. This is the line which was to open  up the Penticton and Boundary Creek country  to the Coast, and over which there was considerable wrangling between the promoters and  Mr. Heinze, who was also anxious to obtain  the charter, at the last session of the Dominion  Parliament. It is also said that Mr. Corbin is  very desirous of getting into this section with a  line of railway, and that he has at the present  time surveyors on the ground mapping out a  route. A district which can hold out inducements to three distinct companies, all of which  are eagerly fighting for the privilege of getting  into it, must indeed be rich iu resources. The  question at issue seems to be whether the trade  is to be secured for the American  or the Coast  markets. The V.V. & E.R. Co. propose to  carry their line clean through to Vancouver,  from which point they would connect with  Victoria, while the Corbin scheme would not  go this far ; it would rather divert the trade  towards Spokane. Of the different propositions the Coast line would, it is claimed, all  other things being equal, be the most acceptable. Should its promoters succeed in securing  the " satisfactoty terms " applied for, it is said  they will commence operations at once from  Penticton to Boundary Creek. The News-  Advertiser states that the company has sold its  charter to certain capitalists represented by  William Mackenzie and D. D. Mann, contractors, for $75,000, while from another source  comes the information that only a controlling  interest-has been disposed- of. The road is  absolutely necessary to the development, of the  district through which it is to run ; therefore  it is to be hoped that its construction will not  be dela5red by any unnecessary disputation.  The sportsman who could mistake a fur cap  for a wToodcock is not worthy of the name. Yet  such a one went a-shooting the other day near  Mount Vernon, NY.       From   information to  hand it appears that the  sport was at one side  of a fence,   while at the   other was an Italian  whose dome of knowledge was covered with a  fur cap.      Mistaking the cap for a wood-coek,  the  sportsman   fired.       Result : The sport is  now under arrest on a charge of homicide, and  the  son  of the  sunny south is  in Kingdom-  come.     Mistakes of this kind are inexcusable,  but deploringly numerous ; yet it is very diffi-  to prevent their recurrence while men *who can.  not discriminate between a fur cap and a woodcock are allowed the use of fire arms.     For the  consolation   of parents and guardians we may  state that while fur caps   are very popular in  and around Nelson during the winter months,  there is little danger of the wearer   being mistaken for a wood-cock.       Our local sports are  after bigger game.  Our Rossland correspondent reports that the  banquet tendered to Sir Charles Tupper and  . Sir Mackenzie Bowell by the Board of Trade  of that city was an immense success. The at-  ' tendance was large and thoroughly representative, and the speeches practical and to the  point. It is to be regretted that the Hon. J.  H. Turner, Provincial Premier, was unable to  accept the invitation extended to him to be  present, but in his absence the members of the  Board of Trade no doubt brought under the  notice of their distinguished guests those little  matters of a local and provincial nature coming  within the jurisdiction of the Dominion Government. We have before now advocated the  establishing of a Board of Trade in Nelson,  and are pleased to learn that there is every  likelihood of such an organization being in  active operation before long. From time to  time there are strangers within our gates who  are entitled to more attention than that bestowed upon them at their hotel. A private  citizen does not care to take them in hand ; if  he does he is liable to be accused of endeavoring to promote his   private ends,   though   his  VS.  ���HmmwMUMMffl  B������*s���^^  ^^^mim^^^^^^sm^^m^m^i THE NELSON ECONOMIST  courtesies be extended in the most disinterested  spirit. With a Board of Trade in existence,  matters would be different, and this difference  would be in favor of Nelson and her best interests.  What next ? Why false teeth that will grow  into the gums as firmly as natural ones ! This,  at least, is what a , Russian dentist claims to  produce. He makes his teeth���that is, the  teeth of his patrons���of porcelain, ivory, bone,  etc. At the root of the tooth holes are made,  as also in the jaw. The artificial product is  then placed in the cavity and "in a short  time," according to a description given of the  process, "a soft granulated growth finds it  way from the jaw into the holes of the tooth,  which gradually hardens and holds it in position." It would be more satisfactory if we  were given some idea as to how long this  hardening process takes. The act of mastication would, we imagine, be a painful operation with strange teeth planted in those holes  in the jaw.  The auction sale of government lots came  off as advertised, and the prices obtained were  fairly satisfactory. A peculiar feature of the  sale was the perfect indifference of the squatters as to whether or not they secured the. lots  about which they had complained so bitterly.  The sale was especially designed for the relief and benefit of the squatters, but their refusal to take advantage .of the very liberal  terms offered has alienated the sympathy that  existed for them in some quarters. It is believed that most of the property was purchased for building purposes, and it is not  thought that there was a desire on the part of  buyers to secure land for speculation.  From the statistics of the Immigration Department to   hand it appears that during the  nine months ending September 30,  there were  no less than 13,978 British immigrants landed  in Canada, and 5,800 foreigners.  These figures  show beyond all controversy that   Canada is  every day becoming more popular in the Old  Country.    The more the resources of this dominion become known   the greater will be the  attraction.     It is pleasing to note that the immigrants   are of the better   class���young men  and women   with   health and   strength,   who  come to this country on the invitation of relatives or friends and with   sufficient   capital to  keep them going for a while.    A goodly number of the new comers intend settling down to  farming in Manitoba and the   Northwest Territories, wmile not a small proportion has been  attracted hither by the richness of our mineral  belts.     It will be observed that the foreign element is conspicuously small as compared with  previous years.       While there is ample room  within our vast domain for   millions of people  more than we   now have, we  will be excused  if we give  a preference to our   own kith  and  kin.  The Liberals have convened and adjourned,  but do not appear to have done anything that  justified the holding of a convention. The  fact  is  there is  little harmony in the Liberal  ranks these da}^, and we doubt if there will  be another Liberal convention held in British  Columbia for years to come. The factional  spirit that has been perpetuated by certain hybrid Liberals at Vancouver has resulted disastrously for the party. Even filling the office  of president by Mr. Templeman, who has always taken the lead in harmonizing the warring elements, will fail to effect cohesion in  the ranks. There is one faction, led by the  wild, untamed John C. McLagan, which will  not follow, Mr. Templeman. This leader of  the dissidents would rather reign in hades  than serve in heaven. As a matter of fact it  w7as only the wise counsels of. the Victoria  delegation to the convention that prevented an  open rupture. Therefore, we believe, that  little has been accomplished by the New Westminster meeting.  The   frequency   with   which   Judge   Lynch  holds court in the United States is   not calculated to inspire one with admiration for the laws  of that country.       A   return  just issued from  Washington shows   that   up to the end of last  month there-were  no   less than   132 persons  lynched within the union.       Comparing these  figures with those of the preceding year we find  that during 1896 there were 131 such cases reported.       It will thus be seen that the total is  just one ahead for the first nine months of 1897.  The probability is that before   the  year closes  this figure will   have   considerably increased.  There may   possibly  be circumstances  under  which it is excusable on the part of cool-headed  men to take the law into their own hands and  impose even capital punishment upon a guilty  wretch, but looking   over the   list ard ncting  the prevailing conditions, we are forced to the  conclusion   that   in no   one   instance was the  hanging done except by- an infuriated   mob���  vengeance rather than justice was   the incentive in every case.       There are   those who try  to justify such procedure en the   ground that  the arm of the law,  though   powerful,   is slow  of action   in the States.       There is   certainly  ground for complaint in this particular.      The  facility afforded   criminals   of  appealing from  court to court, often on the  most trivial technicalities ���of staving off just punishment,  and  often escaping it, if the3^ can raise the funds to  pay the cost of litigation���is   one of the dark  blots on the country's statutes.       When Americans come to this Canada of ours they realize  that justice is swift, and those of them who are  interested in this particular govern themselves  according^.       To our law-abiding and genial  friends from the other side of the 49th parallel  we tender a welcome, but heaven spare us from  those afflicted with lynching propensities.  tricts, and he must have left us with a favorable impression of the hospitality of the people and a comprehensive knowledge of the vast  and valuable resources of this portion of the  province.  Among the distinguished visitors to Nelson  this week, were Mr. Edward Farrer and Mr.  George H. Ham. Mr. Farrer is perhaps the  greatest of our Canadian journalists, and is  now engaged in writing up the Kootenay  for a syndicate of English and American newspapers. Mr. Ham is scarcely less noted in  newrspaper work, but a few years ago was  induced to abandon the down-trodden press to  take charge of the advertising and literary departments of Canada's great transcontinental  railway. He is very popular, and his long  experience in newspaper work renders him  peculiarly fitted for his present sphere of oper-  tions. .'  It is announced by the Grand Forks Miner  that in about three weeks the first ground will  be broken for the waterworks S3'stem of that  city, and the work will be pushed toward completion as rapidly as circumstances will permit. It is the intention of the contractors  to have both the waterworks and electric light S3^stem completed by January 15.  The waterworks will first be constructed and  then the electric lights will receive attention,  this system being folic wed in order that  necessary* excavating may be completed and  the pipes laid if possible before freezing  weather sets in. This means a great deal for  Grand Forks.  The visit of Hon. John H. Turner to the  Kootenay, in so far as Nelson is concerned,  has terminated. The hon. gentleman, it is  understood, made a ca.reful study of conditions  prevailing here with a view of inaugurating  much beneficial legislation. It is particularly  worthy of note that individually the citizens of  Nelson rendered all the service in their power  to make Mr. Turner thoroughly acquainted  with the needs of the city and surrounding dis-  The British government is now  considering  the adoption of what   seems   from   description  to be appropriately named an   infernal   bullet,  invented by   a   Birmingham   man.     This, the  latest man-killing device, is made of lead, and  instead of being conical, the top   is   level  and  has a   cup-like cavity.    The   inventor   claims  that when this bullet enters   the   flesh   it   acts  like a   punch,   cutting   a   clean    round   hole,  which does not close.     But it is inside it   does  its w^ork.    No sooner is it skin   deep,   than   it  begins to expand and produce   a  jagged   hole  three to four inches  in diameter.     This   infernal   bullet   is, of course, accepted   as a great  achievement of science   in military   quarters,  and among the ordinary rank and  file   of  the  army  it   ought   not    to be    objected   to very  strongly.     If we are to have war, it is just   as  well   that   the   battles should   be   short   and  decisive.     If a fellow dies on the battle-field it  does   not   matter   to   him whether the   bullet  which does the fatal job be conical   in   shape,  or level at the  top���whether   it   cuts   a   clean  small hole through the body or a rough jagged  one three   or   four   inches   in   diameter.       Of  course the corpse will  not  look   as well under  the  influence of the   infernal bullet.       Some  other fellow will soon be along with an invention to counteract  the effect  of the   Birmingham man's   production,   and   thus will   "improvements"    continue   until    the    inventive  genius of man  be turned   to   the   saving   and  prolonging of life instead of to means   of destruction.  . __,  _  _ ...  ���....  iU    1 ���w-Ti.iii-ni, ���imj.jijii..i, luijii u-mi , ���   iu,i-��igf^u-Miiv'iii-<rrT..-Tairiwni-r-w.iT^�� y ���m.y��J."'H ���A'mi.i"'.���;i "U-'-yvj^ iW";���*-"^^^ 4J!iWV'^?l"Z"'wTE'VB^!^V&,.-rJJlt THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  AN  ADVENTURE  IN A CAB.  I will wager my chances for  the   throne   of  France   against   a box   of cigars   that  there  never was a marquis'so diffident, so   timid,  so  irresponsible, as the Marquis Suetone   Amen-  tor de Longuerne.     M}7" hero possesses a hero-,  ine,   that is  to   say,   a  legitimate   heroine,  a  twenty-four-year-old heroine,   as  beautiful   as  you might wTish and as unmusical as you   can  imagine.      From  therrising of the sun till the  last flicker of the   night-lamp,   she   was   constantly at  the   piano.       She   strummed  with  such .untiring   zeal   that  it was impossible to  keep servants in the house. -._. There were times  when the marquis, surfeited with   Schumann,'  tortured b}^ Mendelssohn, and dead   weary of  Saint-Saens, even envied the good   fortune of  his servants, who could escape the instrument  of torture.  ' 'Will the marquis please settle my account ?''  "Are you going to leave us ?"  " Yes, sir, on account of-���"  " The   piano ?      I   know���-you   have    had  enough of it."  If it were only enough,  I could   stand it,  c i  > >  but it's too much ; it is driving me crazy  " I understand."  " You are not angry, then ?"  " The   duce,   no !     But  how  can I replace  j ��  you?  " I know a man would  suit  the   place���he  is quite deaf."  "Lucky dog ! "  Even the neighbors were driven to rebellion.  Petitions and threatening letters poured in  daily, until at last the poor marquis determined to move to some isolated quarter near  the barracks, where the cornetists and drummers wTere sent to practice scales.  It is scarcely to be credited, but the c marquis deeply deplored the absence of a better  rival in his wrife's affection than the piano.  He hated it with a deadhy hatred, and it is  not surprising that he seized the opportunity to  escape when the misguided virtuosa said to  hirn :  "Can I count upon your escort Monday  evening, dear ? I have promised to play a fan-  tasie from ' Henry VIII.' at Mme. la Mare-  chale's.      Are   you   fond of   ' Henry VIII.'?"  "Yes���since I've learned to  feel  for him."  The intended sarcasm passed unnoticed, as  his wife thought he alluded to the bold harmonies of the modern school.  The marchioness, however, was obliged to  sro unattended to Mme. la Marechale's. Mon-  day evening, at ten o'clock, she dropped her  husband at his club, and, extending the soft  little hand that was so soon to torture poor  "Henry VIII.," she said to him :  '' Will you call for me ? I play at half-past  eleven. No applause would give me so much  pleasure as yours."  The marquis bent his head over the extended hand, and disappeared without a word.  He played at the club and lost, so heavily,  in fact, that he soon found himself washing he  had gone to the reception, thinking that even  " Henry VIII." would be preferable to this.  From   " Henry VIII." to thinking of his wife  was but a short step, and he determined to go  after her. For you will remember that Elizabeth Alida Mafcelline de Longuerne, away  from a piano, was a veey charming little  woman.  Hardly conscious of what he was doing, the  marquis allowTed himself to be driven to the  house of Mme. la Marechale. Not caring to  enter at once, he remained outside, listening  to the hideous fantasie being performed by his  wife. "It is half-past eleven," he thought to  himself. " It is she playing���those discords  are unmistakable. Anne Boleyn and Catherine  Howard are at last avenged. Henry the  Eighth, go thou to thine execution !"  The noise of a passing cab momentarily  drowned the sound of the piano, and the marquis forgot his wife's musical shortcomings in  mental contemplation of her shoulder, her  arms, her eyes, her luxuriant hair, and her  other perfections. The vision appealed to his  aesthetic side. He felt that he had been too  exacting in the face of so many alluring  charms.  " By Apollo ! if a piece of ill luck should  come my way, I'd get no more than I richly  deserve. What if her heart is wrapped up in  those little black hieroglyphics wTith the long  necks ! She loves me with a constancy that is  really touching. I can put up with a little  music; at.any rate, I shall not care the less  for.her on account of it. Poor woman, how  abominably she pla^/s ! But they applaud her.  And I���I have played the coward. I will  wait outside here for her, if it takes an hour,  to make up for it.  But his ardor was doomed to be dampened  by a fine, cold rain that now began to  fall. Suetone Amen tor grew impatient and  was conscious that he was getting tired. He  had w^aited a full half hour. Just then he  noticed a coupe come out of the court yard  and draw up near the kerb behind a line of  carriages. " This rain will not last long," he  said to himself; " ii all probability the last  guest to arrive will be the last to go. I shall  wait in her coupe and rest."  Taking advantage of the absence of the  coachman, who had sought shelter in a neighboring doorwa3', he entered the coupe. It  was a bijou little conveyance, upholstered in  blue silk and exhaling an aroma of youth and  elegance. The marquis settled back in the  corner, which was still warm, and availed  himself of a wrap that had been left behind,  and in that blissful state of comfort he soon  fell asleep. How long he slumbered I can not  sa.y, but he suddenly awoke as the coupe drew  in Mme. la Marechale's courtyard.  The door was thrown open and a 3roung  woman of extraordinary beauty approached.  When she saw that the coupe was not empty,  she suppressed an exclamation, and, hastily  divesting herself of her wrap, threw it in upon  the astonished occupant.  "Are 3^011 mad, to throw off 3'our cloak  here in the court !'' exclaimed the 3-oung man,  who had escorted her to the carriage. '' The  air is freezing."  " I am suffocating," she replied ; and, step  ping hastily into the  coupe,   she  closed  the  door with a bang.  ''If you care to drop in at mother's, I will  go with you."  " No, no ; I have changed my mind. I am  tired. Good-night.  I am going directly home.''  The coupe rolled rapidly away. The marquis did not stir. Not a word was spoken  until they reached a dark street, when the  lad3^ withdrew her mantle.  "Gaston!"   she   exclaimed,   " what  reck-  "lessness ! You might have been my ruin !"  ; As the marquis was about to reply, she laid  a little hand on his lips.  " No���not a word. I know what foolish  excuses you will make. I will not, I dare not  listen. My mind is made up. He is breaking  nry heart, but what is the difference ? First  take back this ring. I have no right to  keep it."  The marquis was conscious that a ring was  being slipped on his finger.  "And now kiss me, sweetheart���you  deserve that much for your silence and devotion."  The   Marquis. spent   five ecstatic   minutes,  which, however, neither 3^ou nor I need dwell  upon.  " And now leave me. In another moment  I shall be home.     Make haste���make haste !"  She let down the right-hand wrindowT and  addressed a few words to the coachman, to  divert his attention from the supposed- Gaston,  who alighted on the'other side and disappeared,  filled with regrets that he had not been, able  to follow up to the end this unexpected and  delightful adventure.  The coupe drove off straight ahead, and  was soon lost in the darkness.  A clock was striking two as our hero  reached home. The marchioness was j ust  alighting at the door. The marquis passed  her without seeing her.  " Why, my dear, have 37ou been asleep in  the vestibule ? You must help me upstairs  whether you want to or not. They improvised  a cotillion, and I'm simply exhausted."  As he offered her his arm,   she   noticed   the-  ring   he   had   forgotten   to   remove   from   his  finger.  " What a beautiful ring ! " she cried.   " Is it  for me ?   I'm sure it was meant for a surprise."  The   confusion   of  the   marquis   was   only  equalled 03^ his wife's delight.  " Yes, it is a���a surprise. I shall tell you  about it in the morning."  P^or the next three da3^s the young wife was  in the most affable moods in expectation of  the diamond.   She didn't open the piano once.  While the jeweler was making a fac-simile  of the ring, the marquis endeavored to find  his charming unknown.  " I'm a thief," he said to himself. " I'm a  thief, and here's the ring to prove it. What  will Gaston���the real Gaston���say to her ?  Poor thing, what a beautiful trinket she lost.  Poor fellow, what kisses he lost. The recollection of them makes my head swim."  This little adventure cost nry- friend just  eight thousand francs, and to help him out of  his embarrassment, I am sending the following  notice to the newspapers :  LOST, Monday, 8th, in a coupe with the blue liverv, a diamond ring worth eight thousand francs. A liberal reward  offered to the owner.  ���Translated 03- Grace Thorne.  m  minKimmimumaujimtmaaiimim,  MMMMM*^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ROSSLAND RECORDS.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  .This .week will be a memorable  one in the  history pTRossland, for have we hot had in our  midst two real,   live,  Dominion ex-premiers?  and have  they  not expressed  agreeable  surprise atthe wonderful resources   >f the   camp,  antf;undertaken to make known their   impressions-in, quarters  from   which  much may be  '   expected ?.These two  distinguished visitors,  following immediately in the trail  of that big  ... party pf scientists whose passing attentions we  enjoyed for  a   brief day   or   two,  will   prove  -      excellent advertisers for Rossland.     Such men  as these ^are not like unto those   " which have  ',.'   eyes-and s.ee;hot, which  have   ears   and  hear  ���';. 'nol:.",, :<t:-:;;   ���   :  ,   :. '���'.' -:-'  , The -localiBbard of Trade, since re-organiza-  -tion,   has  made   its   influence   felt   and   I am  pleased to say availed itself of the first oppor-  ���   trinity qffbanquetting Sir Charles Tupper and  "Sir Mackenzie Bowell.    The banquet hall was  the. Allen.,hotel,   and  a   more representative  assemblage could  not  possibly   be r mustered.  Every seat at the table was occupied  by  men  more or less interested  in  mining,   while the  hosts of the  evening left   nothing  undone   to  make their guests at home.      I could not help  comparing this gathering with one held   some  months.,ago   under  the  auspices   of   the  old  ��� Board .-.of Trade;r intended to   entertain   Lieu-  tenant-poverndr  "Mcintosh     and    Hon.     T.  Mayne.Daly.       On that never-to-be-forgotten  occasion plates -.were   laid   for   two-dozen, but  being   a cheap'.���subscription affair   twice   that  number   of enthusiastic    banquetters   turned  Up,     and.. - by    so   doing    played    the    very  J������   (what's   this  the   word   is?)   with   the  whole : arrangementl      The   guests    of   that  evening are said to have  paid   for  their   own  wine,     The; V'after-dinner " speeches were  of  - the   truly   mining   speculator   strain,   with a  "'come, into .my parlor said the  spider  to  the  '���:- fly ';' ring abojut'them- which still echoes in my  :��� "ears.      Quite  different was the programme of  "the'other night.    ���There   was a commendable  air   of dignity   about ��� it,    and an   intelligent-  expression of honest Opinion.      Among   those  seated around the festive board were men of all  shades   of  public   opinion,   assembled   to  do  honor to two. great statesmen.       Sir   Charles  r Tupper struck the ke3'note when he declared  that " regardless of our fisheries,   our   forests,  our grainfields, and all the  other   resources of  our great  dominion,  the   mining   interests  of  Rossland would challenge the attention of the  whole world."      Sir  Charles took occasion to  practically sit upon those  who  keep   howling  that as a public man he should take no part in  ordinary   business���in   private   enterprises���  pointing out that he gave no such engagement  when    he   undertook   the   leadership   of  the  Opposition.     As he explained, he thought he  could not serve  the interests   of  his country  better than by trying to bring about the development of   the   mining  industry ;  hence   his  connection with the Canadian Gold Fields Co.  Sir Mackenzie   Bowell   followed   in   a   like  strain, avowing that he was  here  in a public  capacity to see for himself what   is   needed   to  develop the resources of the country. ��� Speaking on the question of railway facilities, Sir  Mackenzie declared in favor of competition,  and said he cared not from where   men   came  '������'.'���' , /-���   ���  so long as railroads are built by them.  Capt. Hall predicted that within five 3^ears  Rossland would have <a population of from  25,000 to 30,000. ��� The captain is no amateur  prophet. Some years ago he predicted a  population for Butte, Mon., of 40,000, within  a prescribed time, and, presto ! the population  turned'up. What a pity, captain, 3rou could  not rnake it less than five 3rears in the case of  Rossland] But then, I suppose, prophets  have their own code from which it would not  be safe to deviate.  We were treated to  one lecture   during the  evening and  that by no less destinguihsed an  authority 011   the   subject .than   C.E.   Race.  The lecture was entitled "The duty of a newspaper man in   Canada,   as T  understand   it."  How the old hands;   including  Sir  Mackenzie  Bowell,    himself   an    experienced   newspaper  man, received the "pointers"   throwii-'oiit. by'  this Racey young aspirant to journalistic fame  can be better imagined  than  described.       He  told us the duty of a man in such a responsible  position (as he occupies) to recognize the principle of the brotherhood of man ;  and to what  end?���"that the  strangers within  pur   gates  ma3^ feel 'perfectly secure to   experience life."  The lecturer then became prophetic, a la Capt.  Hall.     All this so affected Bro. Eber Smith as  to preclude  the   necessity   of a   speech   from  him.  During the evening Mr. D. J. Fitzgerald,  manager of the Trail smelter, gave some ver)^  interesting facts as to the treatment of our  ores, and declared that there is no reason why  they caunot be handled here as cheaply and  as effectively as ai^where in the world. He  hoped to see the day when every - pound of  Canadian ore would be treated in Canada.  But enough of the banquet.       Now   permit  me    to    discuss    affairs    pertaining    to    the  Volunteer   Fire   Brigade.      The boys   threatened   to resign,   as   I   wrote tyou  last wreek,  unless the city council dismissed   Fred   Windsor, recently appointed as assistant chief.   The  volunteers have done   noble,   heroic   work in  the past,   and  I   much   regret   the   ill-advised  step now taken 03?- them.   The}' should rather,  in nry opinion, welcome to their  ranks  a man  of Windsor's  experience.       I   have   read   the  testimonials     produced    by   him,    upon    the  strength of which he secured the appointment,  and am bound to give   the   council   credit   for  making   a   ve^  judicious   selection,  in   this  instance at least.      The city,   at   considerable  expense, has acquired a chemical   engine, and  a hook and ladder outfit.      Now  with neither  of those appliances are any of the   volunteers  practically   acquainted.     Windsor   is ;   he's  a  professional fireman.      The fire department is  the   most   important service in a city such as  Rossland���a city of all wooden buildings, with  three solita^ exceptions.     In deference to the  wishes ol the volunteers, one of their   number  was elected chief, although it was a generalh-  conceded fact   that  Windsor is better qualified  to fill the office.    As matters now stand, Ross  land has no fire brigade, and as a natural con-.  sequence up will go insurance rates, now  averaging seven per cent., and down will go  values in house and business properties.  Should "that fire,",, which we are all expecting some of those nights as inevitable, occur  just now, it will prove a terrible conflagration.  .; .,  .        ���������<: Barney.-1 --  FIRST HISTORY OF NELSON  The " First History of Nelson,   B. C,   with  Sketches of some  of its   Prominent, Citizens,  Firms and Corporations," is now presented to  a long-suffering public at the niodest figure of  fifty cents.    , The whole of this valuable addition to modern  literature is   embraced   in   24  pages.       A   terrible   ordeal is in store for   all  who will invest a   half-dollar ;    although  the  work: is not  a ver3r  bull<y   one,   still   within  .its paper covers are included   "A   Histor3^ of  Nelson and West Kootenay,''   03^  Charles  St.  Barbe; a   " History what is  history,." "by-.the".  , no less distinguished local writer.   T.   G.   Collins ; publishers' notes, in which   the   sources  of these histories, are acknowledged to   be   our  two -local   contemporaries ;   and   last, - though  not    least,      " Business      and      Biographical  Sketches of many  Old   Pioneers,   some   Later  Arrivals, and alLMen, Firms and Corporations  of Ability and Standing." The two historians,  as alread3>'  .pointed out in  The   Economist,  disagree    oh   almost   every    point���but,   then  " 3rou   pa3^s  3rer mone3''  and tyou    takes   3rer  choice."      We   have   here    " history what is  histor3r " and   "histoid what   isn't   histoiy,"  dished up according to taste.      The  publisher  of this unique production is   A.   Rohrabacher  (pronounced roar-a-backer) who with   the  aid  of a yer3^ energetic staff of biographers,   made  a thorough canvass of  the   city   in   search of  suckers.      There   was   nothing   very   new   in  their modus operandi.      Calling on a business  man they would innocent^ " pump " him for  information explaining that the3' were making  up a history of Nelson,   and   intimating   that  such a work   would not   be    complete   unless  reference were made to   the  individual   under  dissection and his   particular   business.      The  next move in the. game was to give a write-up  in even' such case,   have  it   type-written,  and  submit   proofs of  same   for   approval,   also   a  little printed form of agreement   which   made  the maker   of the   autograph   to  be   attached  thereto responsible for an3'- sum  varying  from  $25 to $5, according to his liberality.  The so-called biographical sketches run from  page 11 to page 24, and in this  space   is contained   more    fulsome,  sickening,    disgusting  flatten- ;    more      atrocious,     ungraminatical,  nerve-destro3ring    padding ;   more   downright  nonsense and extravagant exaggeration   than  it has ever been   the  misfortune  of mortal   to  read.       All   the superlatives in    the   English  language   are brought   to   pla3'   upon    evei-3'  article of merchandise exposed for sale  by the  victims of these write-ups as well as upon the  victims themselves,  until  the  constant repetition    becomes   positive^   nauseating.       It   is  most unfortunate that   such a combination  of  balderdash should be issued.      The   only consolation, and that a poor one, is that   the   circulation will be ven^ limited.      This   mode of  advertising a town would kill a continent.  iirvti THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  MINING   NOTES.  A party of Germans have located some good  copper ledges on Goat Creek  near Pilot  Bay.  A new compressor plant is being installed  on. the Lilly May, and will be in running  order next week.  At Long Lake camp the Jewel has been  temporarily closed down. The property has  been bonded to Victoria parties.  -\ In the neighborhood of Fairview there is  considerable mining activity and promising,  properties are held at good figures.  The Silverton Silyertdnian enumerates fourteen shipping mines in that district and claims  that there is no better site for a smelter.  The owners of the Get There Eli, on Twelve  Mile Creek, near Slocau City, have started  work on the claim and "are "already sacking, up.  ore for;shipment, j . . ;-  Placer   operations   in the   neighborhood   of  Grand Forks have been practical^ suspended,  the   miners   being   unable   to   save the   gold,  which is very fine.  A trial shipment of three tons   of ore   from  the. Bryan ;claim   at  Waterloo  to   the  Trail;  smelter yielded $116   to   the   ton,    the  chief  value being in gold.       ���  The O.K. Mining Co., of Rossland, is in  liquidation. The total indebtedness is said  to be $43,17 7.: This was the 011I3' free-milling  proposition in the camp.  The-president of the miners' union at Rossland reports that the cahip '.is. over fun" with  miners at present, and warns men from going  there in search of employment.  A new double-compartment saft is being  sunk on the Last Chance, in Sk3dark camp.  It will be sunk to a depth, of 175 feet, when it  is expected to strike the lode.  The "Canadian Mining Syndicate, Ltd., has  been "registered as an extra provincial com-  pan3^, with a capital of ',��50,000, and head  office at Hudnersfield, York county, Eng.  The shipments of ore from Rossland last  week totalled 1295 tons, .to which the Le Roi  contributed 12,000, the Cliff 20, and the Iron  Mask 75 tons. Nothing from the Centre Star  last week.  J.N. Woods is down forty feet 011 his gold  and copper claim on Savtyer's Creek, near  Pilot Ba3r. Work was ternporarih^ suspended  last week pending the introduction of proper  ventilation.  The Coronado group, eighteen miles east of  Fort Steele, is said to have a rernarkabty fine  lead. The vein is about 125 feet wide, between  porph3T3r and granite, and has been traced for  three miles.  The value of the ore shipments last week  totalled $123,609.50, made up as follows:  Trail smelter (matte) 100 tons ; Hall Mines  (matte) 99 tons ; Trail smelter gold-copper  bullion 753,344 ounces.  Two Chinamen who have been mining in  the Cassiar district for the past two seasons  have returned to Victoria and produced drafts  on the Hudson's Ba3r Co. to show that the3"  have cleared up $40,000.  The steamer International with two scow  loads of ore in tow, arrived at Five Mile Point  on Sunday. The ore was shipped on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard line for the smelter  and.good returns are looked for:  It is   expected that   the   Hall   Mines   will  shortly  declare  a   dividend,    but   it   is    not  supposed that it will be   a  large   one,   as "the  policy of the company is to keep a substantial  . balance at the right side of the ledger.  Some big copper claims have been located  on Crawford Creek, behind Pilot Bay. The  rock assays high, and with convenient smelting facilities the properties.. will no doubt be  worked for all they, are worth.  The company which recently leased the  ���hydraulic claims on Forty-nine Mile Creek,  ^bove : the. Nelson Hydraulic Company's  .property, has sunk a ten foot shaft,  t and is., pushing.; work along. , It is not,  ��� expected, that bed rock will be reached, much  under fifty .feet? - -   . ... _..-���.���_,_  ',���'_;,./.*  The work of renovating   and, refitting-the  Pilct Bay smelter is now   fast  drawing   to   a,  close.     A new tram is laid to the   Lucky  Jim  and  with    the  concentrating  ores   from  this  mine and those of the Tariff and Blue Bell, all  of which are   owned  by  the   smelter  people,  available, there will be no delay in   commencing practical work.       In   additioii to the lead  stack it is said that the   company  intend  puling in a copper stack which will "enable  them,  to   treat every class   of  ore ���available   in the':,  district. ' \   ��� : -.  HIDDEN TREASURE.  William R3ran, a contractor fcr the building  of the wagon read from the   Porto  Rico mine,  tried to. pla3^ a very dirty little trick the   Other  da3?:,.and, owi.-.g  to.  the  fact   that   it did   not  work, he is now in jail on a charge of perjury.  R3^an, it appears had been   paid some   $1,800  on account of his contract, and for safety sake  he cached the little pile in the vicinity  of his  shack.     It was generally known that   he   had  made a. draw,, but in a  district such as Ymir a.  man with money is  safe.       A few   da3~s   ago  Ryan wrent into.Ymir and told a thrilling tale.  On themorning of the 6th.inst., he averred,  a  man with blackened face, a dark lantern,   and  a six-shooter pulled up as his camp  and made  the usual significant demand : ." Your   life  or  your money."      R3^an   said   he   believed   the  man meant business, and. as   the   robber   had  the sinch on him,   he  3delded up his   $1,800.  The stranger then decamped, having cautioned  his victim that should he leave the cabin   that  night he would never  return  to  it   again���he  was covered.   This story was told to Constable  W.--C. Patterson, and sworn to D3r R3^an.     On  the strength of the information   Patterson proceeded to work up the case,   and   finding   that  there was a considerable sum  due  to the laborers on the road, he " smelt a rat,"   in   common phraseolog3'.      The result was that Ryan  was placed under arrest.     While, in his lonety  cell he seemed to   realize  the enormity of his  offence, and made a clean   breast  of the whole  scheme.      The man with   the   blackened  face  and the six-shooter was a   irrvth ;   the   $1,800  were safe cached at a spot indicated, and the  object of the, plot was to do certain people out  of their just dues. The prisoner was brought  before A. B. Buck worth, J. P., and committed  for trial at the forthcoming assizes. The case  was .very cleverly handled by Patterson, to  whom much credit is due.    ..;'  LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL.  ;.'������': Surveyors are  now at   work   laying  out a  townsite opposite Kaslo,  in   which   it  is  said  ���-���*'. ..'.���' * '  that F. Aug. Heinze is interested.  There was only one vote cast against the  Kaslo bylaw which provides for the borrowing  of $12,000 for. street improvements.  The wagon road from Wardner Crossing to  P^ort McLeod  and.; that   from Goat   river   to  ; Cranbrooke.arenearing completion. ,-..;       , ,-:'  There are two vacancies on the Trail Board.,  of Schddl^TrvisteeS'owing: to.fthe departure; of  Whir McLean andlGeorge:;Clarkel for tNelspm-  A. L. Wilde, formerly eh giiieer at the- Centre Star mine,  Rossland,"-is   under -'arrest; at:.  Sand Point, Idaho, on   a   charge   of shooting :  at   and   killing  a   Spaniard named  Eduaf do  Sormezd. ; ^ ��� ���'��� .:! "r��������� : ��� -  ������-  /-���'���- ���������f ���  A wagon fOad from Greenwood tor^ummit  Camp is in course of construction and the-  people of Grand Forks "���' have raised-^ enough  cash to build a road from that city to Summit  Carhp also. ��� ���  -  The city marshal of Kaslo has'served notice .  on the parties running  the  various .gambling'  resorts that Black Jack  games must be  stopped.      A number of gamblers have   left  town  inconsequence.  Dr. G. M. Dawson, director of the Geological Surve3^ of Cnnada, has returned to  Toronto, and in anv interview with ,the Mail ,  and Empire,,sa3rs that the mining outlook, in  the Kootena37s is very satisfactory;, and that .  the geologists of the British Association wTere  wonderfully impressed with the district.  At   the Liberal  convention]   held  in   New"  Westminster, Wm. Templetrlah :ofthe: Victbfia'-  Times, wTas appointed pre.sidelit of 'an' organi-'  zation    to   be   called   the    British    Columbia  Liberal Association.      Fcr   Yale-Cariboo   district,   Wm.   Bailey   was   made   vice-president  and J. Martin, D. O'Hara and R. G. McPher-  son committee men.  The government is calling for tenders from  Canadian artists only for statues of the Queen  and Hon. Alexander Mackenzie.  The United States mint at San Francisco  has resumed the coinage of silver dollars in  accordance with instructions received from.  Washington.  The Calgaty Herald prophesies that the  next great mining excitement will be on the  Peace river in Athabasca and northeastern  British Columbia.  Hon. David Mills, LL.B., O.C., the successor in the cabinet to Sir Oliver Mowat, was  born in Oxford, Kent county, Ont., in 1831,  and graduated at the Michigan university. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  FROM   FAR-OFF SKAGWAY.  &3&  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.)  I am just in from the trail and regret to inform you that I myself among many others  will have to winter here. It would be suicide  to attempt to go further at the present time. I  am going to remain in this town over winter,  while my partner will go in the hills where  they have built a log cabin. The people are  camped all along the line up to the meadows  which are four good miles below the other  side of the summit. Most of them are building  cabins and making themselves comfortable for  the winter. A great many are unable to get  any farther, as funds and horses are giving  out. Only those who have had unlimited  capital have had the fortune to gain Dyea,  and this by paying from 40 to 45 cents per  pound to get their provisions carried over.  My funds have run low and I will have to recuperate.  The Mounted Police are still here and scattered as far as Lake 'Bennet. They have goods  in this place as well as all along the line. I  am reliably informed that they have offered $1  per pound for 14,000 pounds to be packed  from Skagway to Lake Bennet, providing the  contractor will start in at once ; but they cannot get offers. Packers are afraid to tackle it  before the snow flies.  John Grant, ex-Mayor of Victoria, is still  here, and has a formidable job before him. I  think he will winter here. We had one sad  accident by drowning at the ford, this side of  the summit, ex-Mayor Cope of Vancouver being the victim, and a good many other accidents have taken place of which we never hear.  People have no time when on the trail, to report anything���even your own brother would  not spare time to recognise you.  There are not less than 2,000 dead horses on  the trail from here to the lake, and next spring  these carcases will be intolerable.      The horse  market here has declined from  $125 per head  to about $15 or $20.    You can buy them at the  lake,   where oats are worth  $60 per sack,   for  say $5.      The  cattle  driven  over with packs  to the lake have been  slaughtered there,   and  the flesh sells from 50c to 75c per pound ; but  this business will soon be overdone, as a great  many are now going   in  with   cattle thinking  they can get through better than with horses.  Several parties have arrived here from Dawson city, having   poled  up   the  river  to   the  lakes,   and  over   the   trail   to Skagway   and  Dyea, and report a   great   famine   in   Dawson  City.       They   advise   those  on Lake   Bennet  ready   to  start  to  Dawrson   City,   not to   go  there, but to keep a long way off,   for   if  they  go to Dawson with their grub it  will be taken  away from them until spring when   it   will be  refunded, or they can put a   price   on   it   and  sell one half of their outfit.  Skagway is a wonderful city. It is spread  out as big as Victoria and everybody here has  located a lot 50x100, your humble servant  among the number. People have predicted  a great future for the place, but that remains  to be seen.  A mass meeting was held last night   for the  purpose of arranging for a new  trail  into   the  bed of the Skagway river to the summit, so as  to avoid all the bad and precepitous places  that are on the White Pass trail; but I hardly  think that money enough can be raised to  push it through, although a fund was started  including cash and volunteer labor for the  purpose of making a foot trail over this same  ground. If leasable a wagon road can be  made out of it, but in my humble opinion the  only route is by way of the Stickeen River to  the head of Telegraph Creek and thence by  land to Lake Teslin. I think that this route  will catch all the travel this spring and next  summer. We are having very bad weather  here ; it has rained for about fourteen days,  and the mud is knee deep. Wherever you go  'tis mud-���everybody and everything is wet.  You go to bed wet, get up wet and eat wet.  We had quite a heavy fall of snow last night  in the mountains, which can be plainly seen  from here.  I shall be pleased to hear from you with a  paper or two, and any news you may have to  communicate shall be pleasure to me. I suppose Nelson   is still  booming   and   everybody  prospering.  Phie Abrahams.  Skagway, Alaska, Sept.   26, 1897.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The city council met on Monday afternoon  at 3 o'clock, instead of 8 o'clock in the evening as heretofore. Mayor Houston, Aldermen  Gilker, Hiilyer, Malone and Teetzel were  present.  Accounts amounting to over $11,000 were  passed. The sewerage and waterworks contracts, now under way, swelled the bills  materially.  On motion of Aid. Malone, it was decided  to instruct the city engineer to stop the  removal of rock at the corner of Stanley and  Silica streets when the trench is low enough  to lay the wTater pipe.  It was also decided that 1000 feet of the 10  inch pipe purchased for the water works system  be used in the sewer system from the end of  the 18 inch pipe to deep water at the outlet.  It was agreed to make Gore street passable  for teams between Stanley and Kootenay  streets and that the work be done by day  labor.  On motion of Aid Teetzel it was agreed to  invite tenders for the filling in of Baker street  to conform with grade, from Kootenay to  Hendryx street; also for the grading of Josephine street from Victoria to Robson street,  as per plans submitted b3r city engineer.  Some routine business having been disposed  of the council adjourned.  Aug. Koch, an engineer, has been in Nelson  for some weeks past engaged on a bird's-eye  view map of the city. The work is a very  creditable one, showing every building,  street, etc., with a view of the surrounding  district, and all nicely colored and drawn to  scale. The map is 24 by 30 inches and has  been liberally subscribed to. Mr. Koch hopes  to have it lithographed and ready for distribution early in Janua^.  LOCAL NEWS.  Government Agent W. J. Goepel has  returned from a three weeks' trip through, the  East and West Kootenay districts, and reports  that the revenue and population have iiearly  doubled since last summer.  The sale of government lots last week was  a success, although there was no bidding for a  good deal of the property, more particularly  that upon which improvements have, been  effected/The lots that did change hands in most  instances were bought up at the upset price,  or a trifling advance upon these figures.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan, says the Victoria Colonist, left last night for Nelson, where he will  in future practice his profession. In leaving  Victoria he takes with him the good wishes of  all who knew him, and especially among the  Masonic fraternity will he be missed, as he  was one of the most energetic of the grand  lodge officers.  Al. Stewart, the well-known baritone and  descriptive vocalist, assisted by Miss Webb, a  pianiste of rare ability, gave a most enjoyable  entertainment last Wednesday at Carney's.  The company will tour the towns if the  interior and then go east. They will no  doubt be accorded that liberal support which  their merits deserve.  Work on the sewerage contract is progressing favorably, and by next week there will  be little to be done towards completing the  job. From the outlet up Ward creek, 950 feet  of pipe has been laid. The deepest cut is that  at the corner of Ward and Baker streets where  a depth of 20 feet was necessary. On Vernon,  Hall and Baker streets 1433 feet of pipe is  down. It this district several box drains were  encountered, all of which were in a somewhat  dilapidated condition. All hands are now  engaged on that section from Ward to Stanley  streets, and there is practically but little  to be done but to build the man-holes at the  various intersections. House connections are  now in order.  Hon. J. H. Turner left on Sunday   morning  for Rossland, after  spending   several   da^^s in  the   city.      During the stay of the premier he  carefully  took  in   the   situation   and,   among  other matters in the interest to Nelson, he has  decided that so much of block 78  as  will  not  be required for right   of way   of   the   Crow's  Nest railwa3' shall be used for street purposes,  as also block 78 A.     It appearing that no provision had been made  by  the   owners   of the  Hume addition to connect Oak street, the road  ending at the depot of the   Nelson   and  Fort  Sheppard   railway,   it   is   understood   that   so  much of lots 21, 22, 23   and  24,   block   1,  as  ma3>" be necessary to make the connection, will  be set aside for a  roadway.      At  the   sale  of  government land on Thursday last   nearly  all  the lots in block  77  were  purchased   by  Mr.  Hamilton for the use of the Crow's Nest railway.      The land comprising  this   open   area,  while not of much value for building purposes,  is of importance to the city.       It   might  with  propriety be named Turner Circus.  ti&��&ik-3rtte ^qg^^^L&g^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST!  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  The Economist publishes, without endorsation, the following extracts from Mrs. Ella Wheeler-  Wilcox's re pfy to Mr. Stead's criticism on American men and women.  The article ^should be read with interest, from the fact that it ma3^ be  accepted as a., reflection of opinion  in the United States : -  It seems to be a matter of concern  to Mr. W. T: Stead, that brilliant  aud good^man, ' that "no American  gentleman is allowed the privilege  of contradicting -a woman."  "He will listen, with imperturbable politeness,", says Mr. Stead,  "to some, fine lady friend talking  the most palpable nonsense about a  subject which he'knO'ws at his fingers' ends. But he allows her to  meander on^ouly when she ceases  and quits the room the expressive  shrug of:the shoulders and a sigh  of relief-bear testimony-to his forbearance/" ;/v  Without doubt our-co untr3^ contains- some,-ignorant talkative wo-  men, and many polite: men who allow them to run oil forever like the  Tennvsonian: brdok'.-'- But if Mr.  Stead had remained longer .with us  and extended his .-visiting, list he  would:have found .how our well-in-  ��� for med-a/id ;weLl-bre"cl women exceed  i i n u ri-bers t he ty pe. li a' h as me n-  tioned, / :and " he '-^ wo:uUi, too,  have "encountered mien vyho can  contradict a. lady as-, flatly- as John  B nil himself     ' "'      ' \  The exhilarating pastime of wife-  beating; T believe, isjliot so.popular  with lis asin Emglaiid. or. Ireland :  but American,gentlemen have opinions of their own and the courage  to assert theni when- necessity demands.       v :'- ���;v":"-'-''   ������   ������������;'.������;_:...������.  So far as "surface politeness goes  it strikes.me: that Mr. Stead has  reversed, the situation/.  spoiled ?" They are uiidenibbly  harmed: by the too great freedom  accorded them bv the too great in-  diligence   of  American   husbands.  ���The average American husband  .is.the.best-hearted being on earth.  'He.is:sensitive "to public., opinion,  and he wants his wife \ to. keep pace  with other women/ He wants her  to-have a. fine home,: fine'-'clothes  and. a 'fine social position. Too often the wife abuses his generous,  spirit and grows.,to.th.i.iikVoh'ly6f her  o\^u:pleasuresl. .' . .. 'V:-���;/���<.���-''/v^ :V : ������''���"'  In .America-to-aay. the mania of  womankind is- to be ' doing some--  thing' ,uiiusual���-to "be attracting,  public attention.; Since the advent  of the female clown and the' feiiiale  jockey we may hope ;,,the bottom  steD of the- descending ladder ���has-  been reached ; but certainty the  women who find.happiness in hoine-  keeDing and whose talents ��� are/:ceii-  tered:-within ��� the"' domestic.-/sphere'  are rare-amon^us/' '     " .. ���...'  Perso.i u-tTly. 1 . kri ow lout few of my  own sex .who..do not/'..eye'if'with the  back-grouii d of a large ./uicbme ' arid'  all the'Servants they desire-, regard  the care of a home as .'a burden and  a bore. .-..They .sigh';tb" be'up and cut  and away from its restrictions ; tc  travel and live..in hotels/" '" '���"  Men as a rule prefer the home  life ; yet." tihey;;"'almost,, invariably  conform to .the wishes" of their, wiv.es  in these matters.eventually ���....; . ��� ���.  Undoubtedly,    this  restiessi-ess,  which is a national characteristic of  American  women,    can  ~v two  generations  or  Observation of foreigners1  Eng  lish ,.French.Italian, Spairish���whom  I haye: encountered socially has,led  me to think that it is they���not our  American, men,.-as. he.-.. says���-who  respect women, in the letter'Hot in  the soirit of courtesv.  i .���������.--'  The foreigner is distressed at the  thousrht of a l'adv  be traced  more a-nci  nd fathers,  oac  laid at the feet of our gr;;  Aii sin originated with the males.  It was a male, devil who 'tempted.  Eve. '''"'���-���-.     V' '������"������'   -"-���''"  Our grandmothers, were' forced' to  be too domes tic.  dispassionately to the   impressions  we make upon- such, thoughtful and  kindly disposed men  as Mr;i: Stead  and/Paul Boufget we might learn  many a useful   lesson. ^\:3STot. .that,  their criticisms would 'always   be  just" Or'' well founded,    but ' "among  them. we< would be sure to. find observations worth considering.'    ��� --V "::  Tn   .precisely   the /same    degree  England,and France might receive,  a useful' hint from 'us how and then .;  but both 'Countries are;,so- eager to  marry among us,, and are so rapidly  adopting many /of pur customs and  .ideas that we are-'inclined to grow  in.,QcU-r--con ceit,  despite   their - crifL  icisnis.     Excellent fesu'its buglit, ,to  accrue from, such kindly criticisms  as-'Mr.  Stead,   Mr.   Bourget and .a  few."other cultured foreigners 'have  bestowed'upon us.  There is:no reason why.jve.shotiid  "'stone, them?in the rhafket place:,:;!;  as'Mr. Stead thinks- we might feef  inclined.to do, for. w.e' have-rio ^ore  viilnerable points fc.r;.crh;ieisni: than  England-,, an d;;Hve are much vounsr-er  as a cou'n try 'and therefore., more- eix-r'  c ii sable for our'faults/ At our asre?  En5."iai/d was a barbarous realm.  .'. There is-uo doubt thaf cur American women-might.add to their brilliant lists, of; char has were: they to  emulate, the don::estic virtues of.'the  matrons: ancL'to learn... the.  Notice of   Application   to   Purchase Land.  I. F. P. Reicl,, ]iereby>' give rio.tiee that sixty  (GO.)-days after date" 1 intend to apply .to/the  Chief Commissioner ofJ-'-fjands arid Works .for  permission to' purchase��� three hundred and  twenty (320; acrefj of la'nd/-situ:ated--iri the West  Kootenay: District' and described as follows :  Commencing.at a post marked : "F. P. Keid's  south-east corner," planted on tiie ..sputh"- si^le  of Cioat Jiivcr,; about..:..[lO];- chains' ��� Vvest of the  jun:eti.on.,:.of- the'-'D'ewdney: and Pykert.,-trails,  thence north_..forty - ['W^'ciiains, thence' west  eighty r-[S0.j,:--chains, thence .south fortv [40j  Chains, tliencc ea^t^e'ijgliXy' [80] chains to the  place of beginning.'" ���..,..-.'��� .-���'���������  ��� ... ,. ���<  .: ���>-::.-.��� :,   . ���'��� . F. P. Peid.  -G.oatr.Ri;V:er DiA-is'iori, West Kootenav-Dist't, B 0.  ���������   September 22,1897: ���������>   rsv������>���;.       -'���'���������       -   ;"  ..   :, , r: ���:���-.     ���'��� '���'���������' '        ' ' -. ���     '. '  ..Wotice -of.tAp^'licatrort 'to   Purchase Land'..  ���l,llvl\\ .Colliery hereby- give riotice'that sixty  .clays after date 1 intend to apply to ':'^lie  Ghie'f  Commissioner of Lands- arid" Works for per mis-.,  .sionu'to purchase  three hundred- and .tw'e'fi'ty '  acres   of land situate in th.e  West 'K'ootenav  District described asfollp,ws.,:':   Commencing'at :  a'po.st markedri'H. 'H/:- "Co-Ilfer's south-west:, cor-  rueV;.planted' on the south  side of Goat liive"f-  about ten [10] chains  west of the junction of  ���the Dewdney and.Pykert trails,  thence  north,  forty chains,;t,li.eiir���e east eignty chains, thence,-,  south fortjr chainsj thence west eighty*'^::lia:ins''-  to the place of beginning.       ,^  ,.���-.  v:-:'-  .   -:������."-. II.  H.  C0f,LIER. ���"'���'���/���  Goat-River.Division", West Kootenav District.  : tepteriiber 22ndi 1897;:,,; / / ;/  *;.- J ���;*'���'     ���- - '���>���������.':'."������  English  beauty of reoose/ / Our;; men    too.  might do w  :ir'tb'i3otidetlat';fcrei^n  .2"e..ntlei.i:,e;n never expectorate in Diib-  nc'.pla.ces, a^d^nat they are rarely  forgetful of thev small courtesies- of  life.    'Where we have sd much .to be:  proud !.'nf;"--wliy'hdt try to'excel in,a  II  thino's?  ��i.l:  Their lives were  a'f: d   o u f   'ara n d-.  o  picking  glove,   or standing  for  too moj^otonous,  fathers took it .as/a matter c. f course  that the " women, folks''-��� sta3'ed 'at  home and looked after-; the-children  and never craved recreation' or  change. ''������'     ���" ..   '���  ���V;C;i accepted the domestic virtues  of women in those da3'.s without  p raise o r c ���: in in e n t ;��� xvii h O u t a p p r e ci -  atiun it seer.:ed o.fttimes, arid ",it  never occured to them.-that air undowered wife cdiild want a private  nurse.     Her    general" needs    were  cSiM$m&^ nii.  m��'  \ n -">��� jrj-t"''1'".-  -��� 1?  ^'3 a*. g\  SMotice of Appljcatib'ri   to    Purchase Land.  'J'/C. D. Smith,,hei^b^' give iiotice tliat'-sixty ' '  [601.days;after "date" I  intei^d. to -���apply  to. .the  <-  Oifiei Commissioner of ���Lands-''arid "Works"for  '  permission to purchase six. hundred and  forty-  [O-luJ acres of land-, situ'afed in'trie'West Kootei-'  imy District, -P/C'.Vai.id described  as folio w.s :,.,  Conimeiic-ing. at a p.ostlmarked '0". B.   Smith's"  SQuth-wertCcorner,"'planted about twenty r.20J  ...  cliai'ns west of ,-:.tri:e- J unction of Xcusseh  Creek- '  .and t*oat'J.<iver,'ariu about,S;ix (.6|chains south  of Goat Kiver, tnence  eas"t..:efgiity  (8Uj ciiains,  thence north eighty (80) .chains,  thence wes.t..  eignty  [8o.j  cl.H<i;ns   lheu-ce" ���'suu't'li' eignty  (80) /"  chains .to the i'la^e "of beginning. ��� ;,'.   o-j  -       ..,.-���  :-...      -;:^"     /-"'^ '���''���  *    C.D.Smith..." ���'���  Goat River Division, West Kootenay-Dis't't,' BC.��� ���  ; September 22nd-, 1897.-.n; ":-������'  :-'- ���   '" :��� - :  Notice of Application to   Cnt Tirnber.  up her  one second  while.a man sits. He is ready with  his compliments and his attentions  when she is properly chaperoned, j looked after as~slave-holders' looked  but he is first to offer insult if she is j after the needs of their slaves, but  in a position which'- seems to him, | that was all. Hence the revolt of  with his  foreign ideas of propriet3', | the sex. ;:  questionable. |      Now we are plucking the bitter  We have marAr American men. of | fruits of tliis revolt in the rank  this order, but I think thev are men i growth of the American woman's  who have become imbued with ; independence ��� an independence  foreign ideas. It has never been j which all too frequenth- ignores the  mv eood fortune to encounter a ' demands of husbands and children  foreisrner    who    seemed   to   be    an ; and  home  m  leaning    towards    its  His Honour .the L/eutenan^Governor has  been pleased tor i.'."alee--the following appointments :��� ���-...-���        ;     ���.-���....-.  ��� ;..::".-  -;.-���   17th'Sei)tenl'lDcr, 1897.  ���. Freflerif-k Fraser, Esquire, J. P., to be a (.Work  <in:l a��� Alining   liecOx .Uyi'  in   the  office   of  the  Goveriiiheiit Agent at tiie tov.'n   of Kevelstoke.  . .���������    '     "'���'������'28tri tej-teaibev.,.. 1897'.   :  Sidney- Ktissell A Imond," Jisqiiire, J/' P., Mining i^ecor.'1-ev, to/ be Deputy Registrar .of.'the  CountvCo'urt of Yale, at Grand .Forks/ -  Notice   of   Application    fbr   Certificate... of  ' improvements.;  Rosa and ]5elieM iueral   claims, situate   in   the.  Kelson M ining Division of   '.Vest   Kootenay  District, and..located" on   Skilet  Creek, ��� on-  North Forkof Salmon Kiv-or..  Take notice-that. we. Alex, (.oyette, 1'reo.rhih-  er's certi'ifcate, > o. 83,o81, .Jolm A;. '.Juinian, free  miner's, (.-ertilicate .No. 1.:���';���!4 A. and John A'.  Gorveil, free riiiiicr.'s cqrt ifidatc; No. S] ;i09. intend, sixty days from the date lu'.ru.ol', to apply  te the mining recorder J'o.r certi !i; atos of im-  provements, for .the purj'Ose of obtaining crown  grants of the above claims.. And farther take  notice that action,.uii.'!er:.sertion :-57, must be  commenced lief ore the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1S97.  p-oal of freedom.  exception to this rule ; and I have  agyain and again seen them display  the cheap, tawd' y imitation of respect for womankind, while they  were covertly watching their opportunity to take advantage of American (all precocious children are apt to  " freedom of manners." be conceited) and it is  hard for us  There can be but  one answer to   to  hear other countries   discussing  the question,      "Are   our   women   our  faults ; vet if we would listen  Notice of   Application   to    Purchase  Land.  *   I. F. W. S'mith, hereby give notice that sixty  days after date 1 intend to apply   to   the   Chief  . Commissioner of Lands and ^A'ork.s for permis-  vSurelv  Mr.   Stead Was not wliollv ! sion to purchase six  hundred  and   forty acres  of land situated in the West Kootenay District,  described as follows: Commencin.tr at a post  marked " E. W. Smith's north-cast corner,"  planted about twenty chains west of the junction of Russel Creek and Goat River and about  1 hereby give hot ire-Chat I have applied for a'  special li.-ense to cut, fell and ���.qarry-a-way timber from nine Ji uudred a-n'd sixty acres of*, land"  .-n'tuated 7'n   tne;\^. e>t   Kpotenay^ District  and.-  more rar.Ucu.larly.vlescribed as follows :. ;Com-  m.tj.u'cin.if-'at trio soutn-w est- corn,er.- post.''of  L.z-  o('u-:4   ti.eiii.-e. -v. est;.������.-<�����ue 'h-undVed.  and   tw.entv''  ���ch-ains t.M'ehi-e' north eighty c-:liai.ns, t-herice east  olio mill ..red arid t"��.enty-"eJiains  hiore -.or   less"'  .to trie v. extern "boundary 0J'.L.;-:-i()2;.t"heri;e'e sou tn  along said .. w e.fter.nj: bduiidary eigiitv'  ch'ains  more o.r- Veai to trie ]:>lace.of,.'beg;i-nijjiig/  -���/--,       :.:'".'.'/:-���������' ��� "���"''- D. D. MoKinnok.  Goafitiver Division; Vvest.Kouten.a%>:D'istrict.  "'Septenibei;22iid.,;j:897l- - - ���     "' "  ?lot;ce    of   Application   for    Certificate   of  s.rn tsrov-P.ryients.������"���"���'";;-'  "  ritanJc,Yo.uiTg;Crrouse,YourigAjiierican,Epac.ri  V/i-aivii ;.-uftan rJjneraic 1 a'nn.^,sitiiate'in the JS'el-  . ���    son iM.in-nfg Division of V\ est Koatenav Dis-  ;   :..i.-tri<-t, and io,ated near- Burl/C"Creek', Kortli  Fork of L-ali.riOti' i<A\ er ': _        ....../������-,..���,,:���  '."������n ake-fi-drice that i, .5:.olinA,:-<:;6r-yei]t as- agent  for W.,i.i.. Y:qu-ng; free- m iner's cei;t.itii-ato iS.d'.  87|'5:i'l,:i.iiteri'd, sixty.ciaya.from tiVertriite  hereof,'  to apply, .to U.e-.m'jniug recorder for c ex ti heated  ���.of 'iriiprJvein'e'iits,..fqr,,he priiTpose o\   obtixining  i*rou n graiits-oftiieabovd claims. And further  ���take'iioti.ee that action, under, section '87,'must  be commenced before' 'tri'e"issuance of such cer-  tiricates of iiriprove;ne.nts-.. , ������  ;:;'    ';,-������"   ���' -  DatecldJiis 1st d;ay'c/f Sept'eiriper, 1897.  Wof.ics   of   Application    for   Cer.tifica.te    of  .  Srr.provetn entsl  -. ���    ��� X'\-B\���L/::i/lVG. 1���^lineral. claim.1  Situate   in. the   kelson "Siining  J.)i vision.-of.  .-^'e..-t Kootenay .District.    . ���    -,:.:.     ���   -.���������-'���-  V\ here,   lo, a'ted : ��� A bout "one"  and   one   half  ���iniles'we.st from tno .N-elson and-Fort She'ppard  railway at. li all's water tank.'" . ake not-i..e tnat '  1, W.vV.-lMa'crhiiuild. acting as age n t. for   VV'/i'i.  "Sherrod,  Free   Miner's    (Jei t'i iicate . No.   8199:^."  int.e;nd sixty days from da tc -hereof,-to apply to.  the Mining- Recorder   for  a  Certificate ��� of 'l m-  proycmerits,-   for   the  purp.o.se-. of obtaining a  Crown (irant of the above claim.  .And furtiier take notice   that, "action,   under  section    87,   must   lie   commenced    before the  issuance of su-h Certificate  o.f Improvem'orits.  Dated this 17th day of Sep tern bei-, 1897.  W. A.   Mao/onalj):     '  Notice   of   Application to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situate.! south side of Kootenay  Kiver and on the east bank of Handv Creek";  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay Ki\er marked Northwest post running  40 chains south, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 160  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1S97.  unjust or mistaken in saying we are  somewhat spoiled !  We  are  a verv conceited nation  &SOTJCE.  Notice is hereby given that we. the undersigned, have carried on and intend to carry on  business as grocers and provision merchants  at Nelson in partnership under the name   and  six chains south of (.Joat Kiver, thence west j firm of Ruchanan <A: Wilson,  eighty chains, thence south eighty chains,! Said partnership has subsisted since the 1st  thence east eighty chains, thence north eighty j .July. 1897, and we are the only members of said  chains to the place of ljeyinning. i firm.  F. W. Smith.     |     Dated this 21st day of September, 1897.  Goat River Division, West KooM-nav District. A. C. Buchanan,  September 22nd, 1897. ' ' C.J.Wilson.  k.tvuaa.'ffiiamiftOMH.  w v-jiiacn    oui    uluu.-) ,    \ Vwi.   ii   w *-    vv��.y<.i^��-i.   UJH.J1       >epieniDer .ijn<i, liY.i/. c. .). wilson EgaHa THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT STORIES.  Some visitors going thorough a  country jail, under,the escort of the  chief warder, came to a room in  which three women were sewing.  "Dear me, "one of the visitors  whispered, '' what vicious looking  creatures ! Pray, what are0 they  here for?" "Because they have no  other home. This is our sitting-  room, and they are my wife and two  daughters,'' blandly responded the  chief warder."���  with her or an " addled egg'' when  she blundered, and sometimes "a  freckled egg.'' As for the rest of  the family, they had also to ;bear  the brunt of their father's peculiar  notions on nomenclature.  The late Eord Eeighton, president  of the Royal Academy, was a sculptor, musician, orator,  society man,  andohe  spoke  four languages,  but  he had excellent reason  to dislike!  Whistler.     It seems   the author   of;  " The     Gentle     Art     of    Making '  Enemies" had listened patiently to  a friend's  recital'.of'all  Eeighton's  gifts    and   accomplishments,     and  capped the list with the remark,   in  his    inimitable,     strident     drawl :  " Ye-es ;   he paints    a   little,    too,  doesn't he ?"      .  When George the Third came to  the throne, one of his first acts was  to issue an order prohibiting amv of  the clergy who should preach before  him from -paying him compliments  in their sermons. This- was *espe-  cialty aimed at a prebendary of  Westminster, who had in his discourse before him indulged in fulsome adulation. Instead of thanks,  the kins: gave him the information  "that he came to church to hear  the praises of God,   not  his  own."  A certain fat lady resolved to  consult a physician about her corpulence. She had had no previous,  experience with" banting" of any  sort. The doctor drew up a careful dietary for her. She mustceat  dry toast, plain boiled beef, and a  few other things of the lean sort;  and in a month return and report  the result to the doctor. At the end  of the time the lady came, and was  so stout that she could hardly get  throusrh the door. The doctor was  aghast. " Did 3^ou eat what.I told  you'?"���" he asked; "Religiously,"  she answered. His brow wrinkled  in perplexity. Suddenly he had a  flash of inspiration. " Did 3^011 eat  anything else ?'.' he asked. '' Wli3r,  I ate nry ordinary meals," said the  lady.  arsons   rroduce  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  Wholesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples,Poultry  v and Cured Meats. -  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  All warehouses under perfect system of cold storage: Full  stock carried at Nelson, B. C.     For prices;write or wire  P. J. RUSSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  JUST OPENED     IN THE HcKILLOP BLOCK  Mathews the elder was always  well dressed and carried a handsome  umbrella.  Munden, on the contra^, I tide, which trickledinto her mouth,  The old generation of Calloway  were a primitive and hospitable race,  but their conviviality sometimes led  to awkward occurrences.   In former'  days,   when   roads  .were   bad ..and  wheeled vehicles almost unknown,  an old laird was returning, from a  supper party with his lady mounted  behind   him   on    horseback.       On  crossing the Urr river at a ford at a  point where it joins the sea, the eld  lady dropped off, but was not missed  until her husband reached his door,  when, of course,  there was an immediate search made.      The paity  who were despatched in quest of her  arrived just in time to  find her remonstrating;   with    the    advancing  (Opposite Hudson's Bay Co.)  ������WITH���  '.-i  a  isran  *&ir*,  ck   of  Gene's   Furnishings  Well assorted and at the Lowest Prices.  Gail and See Us-*^5*5*"^  RD & STANNARD,  Store  All kinds of Miners'  and Workingmen's Furnishing Goods  for sale:  EVERYTHING CHEAP  CASH  oie;  who was miserly, used an old cotton  one. After he had left the stage,  Mathews met him one day in Ccvent  Garden, and addressed him effusively ; " I wish, old fellow, you'd  let me have something of you as a  remembrance." " Certainly, my  dear friend," returned Munden,  with great presence of mind, l'' we'll  exchange umbrellas," and he did so  with much dexterity.  " Max O Rell" tells this stary in  the course of a paper on '' Peculiar  children" : "A boy translating at  sight in class, came across the  phrase, ' Calmezvous, monsieur.'  He naturally translated this by  'Calm yourself, sir.' I said to him:  'Now, don't you think this is a  little stiff? Couldn't you give me  something a little more colloquial ?  For instance, what would }'ou say  yourself in a like case ?' The boy  reflected a few seconds and said:  'Keep your hair on, old man  in these .words  het nor cauld."  " No anither drap,  Assessment   Act  and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  J     5 J  An Englishman who had a fancy  for short names, made up chiefly of  vowels gave to his six daughters  the names of Ava, Eva, Iva, Ova,  Uva and Uiva. Poor Ova used to be  fearfully teased by some Etonian  cousins, and had her name declined  in all sorts of dreadful ways, to her  great mortification. She was a '' bad  egg"   when   they  were   displeased  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my office, at' Kaslo, B. C. Assessed  taxes are collectible at the following rates,  viz. :���  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  i^o much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the 30th dav of June,  1897 :  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent, on the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1S97.  bacco.  Cigars,  Cigarettes^ Pipes and Tobacconists5 Sundries,  -SOLE OWNERS OF-  THE FINEST BRAND  MADE IN CANADA  oiesafe  Store,   Worth   of   Baker  Strreet,   Nelson,  etail Store, South Side of  Baker Street.  ICE SELECTION OF GROCERIES  Opposite Steam Laundry,  Brokers and R/ianufacturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Compam', Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Mavma, W. J. Pe:idray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O.  Box 498.  ���w��u����MM��ffll^i^WIMmMMMm^  litMM^aiaBt^^ IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  Latest Novelties  HUMOROUS.  ���IN-  MILLINERY  -AT���  RS. MCLAUGHLIN'S,  Josephine   St.,   near Baker,   Nelson.   B.  C.  jOHl^WcLATC HIE  Dominion and  Provincial^s^a..^  Land Suryeyory  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B. G.  CRITERION; RESTftWBM  Opened under new management  Everything First-Ciass  White Labor Only Employed  MEALS FIcOM   ^5 ; CENTS UP  GIVE ME A..CAL* .'���.',  F. J. VAN BUREN, Prop.  A: C.-. E  ARCHITECT.  CLEMENTS AND HILLYER BLK"  ,"'. "A large number of business lots for sale. Also  business blocks on Baker,  Vernon and other streets.  Residential lots and houses  lor sale in addition A and  other parts of the city.  I  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Not a dull moment: " Is Miss  Scarum an agreeable girl to take to  the theatre?" "Well, rather.  Every other word she said last night  was, ' I smell fire.' "  In the Orient : Dusty AlRbodi���  *' And why are they arresting Weary  Al Ragged ?" Rushi Ben Growli���  " For singing ' Only one Girl in the  World for Me,' in front of the royal  seraglio."  Alkali Ike-���"Thar was a pound  party at Mose Meek's house last  night." Dr. Slade���" That so?  Who was there ?" Alkali Ike���  '' Only Meeks, Mrs. Meeks, an' a  club." -      -  "Here's a letter from Isabelle.  She says she's going to be married.''  "Well, it's about time; , If she did  not change her last name; it' would  be necessar}*- to change the first to  Wasabelle."    ��� ��� , , I  " I noticed that yoii inclosed  most of the sentences, in; your,-psychology exam, in quotation marks ;  you must have read a great deal on  the subject " v" Yes ; I quoted the  ,man next to. me."  "Did ycur new play have a long  run ?';' asked" the manager's friend.  "\No," he replied, as a far-away,  anxious look crept, into his .eyes,  1' the play didn' t have a long ru n,  but the company did."  Mother (looking over her son's  college expenses)���-" I don't see  why William's expenses should be  so much more this year than dast."  Father (a former collegian)-���  "Well, yon see, the police fines are  higher after the first offense."  At the masquerade : Lottie���-.  " From this time on I shall believe  in ghosts.'' .. Tcttie���l' Why so ?"  Lottie���'' You know that' widower '  who has been devoting himself to  me all the evening? Well, his  dead wife appeared just now and  took him home." ���  r  e  Call at  iriest Line of  ornestic  tore.        S. J.  ctona Hotel, S  ber 21,  1897.  Fred Goodwin  wishes to  inform his numerous  friends and acquaintances before they start for  That he is Selling Trail  Creek Beer at Twenty=f ive  Cents a Quart.  Manufactured by  e   Kootenay   Brewing,  Dlstiifing Corn pa hy,".. Li m ited  altlng   arid  p  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  A Magnifi.eentLine of Scotch- Tweeds andWorsted,  and. West of England Trouserings, Suitable, for  Spiring -wear."' A- special feature of Fancy Worsted  Suitings.. -..; ...........:..':'  ���.-......'  aker St., Nelson, B, C.  ^s/0�� e I���rf    U  We are now ready for business in the  El  Our Drug Stock is complete,  and we are opening up a   full  line of  stationer3r.  An inspection of our Stock and prices is respectfully invited.  00k   Co., L't<  9  '��  Every Pair Guaranteed to Have Cork Soles.  This shoe has an organ of respiration, the air enters two eyelets at the back of the shoe three inches above the heel and  passes down a small tube and enters a channel formed between  the inner and. outer sole which is perforated directly under the  foot. The weight of the body going from one foot to the other  produces a circulation of air, thus keeping the feet drv. The  shoe will wear longer owing to the perspiration not rotting the  leather.  J. A. QILKER,POSTOFFICE STORE  '9  DEALERS' IN  I^tSi  an  BAKER STREET,  resse  ingles*  In premises lately occupied by  A. McDonald & Co.  rs,  NELSON, B.C.  T  FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Two Dollars Per Day and Up.      -       Everything New.  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,    SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  9  NELSON,  B.  C.  olesale and Retail  Head Office ;  Nelson, B. C.  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandon,   Rossland  and  Tra  b��b���^������^^ /'w j-;v 'j^   t THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  PERSONAL.  School inspector 'Wilson paid  Nelson an official visit last week.  j John   Dean,   of  Smith  & Dean,  Rossland, was   in   town yesterday;  Theo    Madson    left     town    this  morning oii-'a brief business trip to  Victoria.  '������   N. S. Wright   accompanied  Pre-  -    mier Turner  on   his  trip   through  the Kootenay.  P. J. Russell has returned from a  three weeks' business trip through  the Kootenays.  Hon. Justice Walkem is expected  in town any day now. He will be  the presiding judge of assize court  here.  Wm. Mackenzie, an eastern capitalist, and D. D. Mann, contractor,  were in town last week. They had  a look over the ground from Fort  Steele to Pilot Bay, their object  being, it is said, to construct a line  of railway from these points.  The Great Eastern, Great Western, Gold Bell and Calispel, adjoining the Hall Mines properties  on Toad mountain, have been purchased by George Neelands. These  are free milling propositions.  A court of the Independent Order  of Foresters was instituted at Silverton on Thursday last, when 37  members were enrolled, by J. H.  Falconer, D.S.C.R., inspector. A  very enjo3'-able ball and banquet  followed.  J. L. Prichard died at Kaslo on  Monday. Deceased was well and  favorably known in this ccuntr}^,  and was a member of Sand Point  Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Idaho. The  sad news was telegraphed to his  sister at Spokane.  " Nelson's Progress " formed the  subject of an article in  last   week's  Economist in wThich a   number of  the more important   buildings   run  up   within   the   past   season   were  enumerated.      The list was   by   no  means complete, nor did  it   profess  to  be.       The   Lakeview   Hotel,   a  deservedly   popular    hostelry,     as  well as the   Grand   Central   Hotel,  an   equally   fine    pile,    and   many  other structures were  omitted,   but  not intentionally.    As before stated  the list was not published as a complete one bv any means.  A peculiar case,   and  one   which  may yet puzzle the  medical   fraternity, is that of Maggie Tweedy, who  has been in a condition of semi-consciousness     for    the    past     forty  hours.       Miss Tweedy went to bed  on board the boat coming from Kaslo  last Monda}^   night at   12   o'clock,  and it is presumed fell asleep,  from  which she   had   not   awakened up  till   3.45    o'clock    this   afternoon.  The   medical   men differ   as to   the  cause of Miss Tweedy's  sleep���one  believing that it is due to  an   overworked nervous system, while   another doctor   thinks that the S3^mp-  toms point to hysteria.      Whatever  may be the cause, it is quite certain  that    if   conscious,   she   is   determined   to   get   her share   of   rest.  Another attempt will be   made this  evening to arouse the sleeper   from  her somnolent condition.  MUSIC-  Ferdinand Hiller once said "I  am convinced that mairy who think  they have no taste for music, would  learn to appreciate it and partake  of its blessings if the}?- often listened  to good music with earnestness and  attention."  This is undoubtedly excellent  advice, , but how are we Nelson  people to profit by it when so few  opportunities are afforded us for  cultivating our musical taste by  the above means ? Although Nelson has a population of about 2000  people, it has, with the exception  of the church choirs, no musical  organization worthy of the name.  Especially would we   urge   upon  the clergy and choir masters of the  various churches the desirabilitv of  fehdefihg better music in their services and more of it.    A church in  which    good,    appropriate    music  forms part of the devotional   exercises,    never   has   to   complain   of  vacant   seats    or    poor   offertories.  The object of music is not to excite  sensations, but   by   creative  power  to  realize and   bring   ideas   before  our minds,   therefore rightly   used  in conjunction  with   religious   services it makes them   more  impressive.    We would also advocate the  formation of a  choral   or   philharmonic     and     orchestral     society.  There is now sufficient  vocal   and  instrumental talent  in   the   city   to  form the   nucleus   of an   excellent  organization    of    this     kind,    and  under the direction of an able  conductor,    assisted   by   an    energetic  committee, we see no  reason   why  such a society should net meet with  success.       Voluminous   and \\eo.vy  works should be avoided,   but   the  smaller   orations   and   cantatas   of  favorite composers   might  be   produced, thus providing an elevating  entertainment, and affording man}-  enjoyable hours of musical   recreation to the members of the   society.  We hope ere long to see something  of   this    kind    promoted,    and   in  anticipation heartily wish it success.   ; -s^   (V*  ashes  rackets and  atisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  AY, ;;Ne{son9B-. C.  The  for  season  upon us, and we are  to   inform   our   pa-  that we are to   hand  having just received direct from  is   now  pleased  t'ro n s  with it  The las. Stewart ianufaGfuring Co. of Woodstock  Two cars of their celebrated STOVES and RANGES, which we are  offering at'exceptionally low prices. We have also a full stock ' of all  sizes of QUEEN HEATERS.     Give us a call.     Satisfaction guaranteed  Telephone "21.  Co.  Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  eSson Blacksmith Co.  H. A.   PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON,  B.-C.  THORPE'S  "i  S  SPARKLING.  THORPE & CO.  AROMATIC.  TELEPHONE 60  Awards for Merit  World's Fair. g  The First Thing  T�� Remember  Is that I am in business  to make monev    .  But I don't expect to get rich this }rear or next. I go on these  principles : Make a man's clothes fit perfectly. Give him cloth  a little better than you tell him it is. Don't put the price any  higher than it ought to be. That is the way I hope to make  money.  organ  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive   pupils   for   piano,  violin      or  terms   apply at  Silica street, or  Thomson   Stationery    Co.,     L'td,    Nelson.  For  residence,  Next Door to Vienna Restaurant.  By Doherty. Ten stops.  Knee swell and grand organ.  One and a-half rows or three  sets reeds. Vox human a, bass  and treble couplers. Powerful  tone. Handsome case with  bevelled plate mirror top. A  grand addition   to   the   house.  Price  $100.   Easy Terms.  Co,  Tax Notice.  Thomson Stat  lonery  NELSON,   B.  C.  Ltd  "Unpaid taxes within   the  municipal   limits  of the cities of Nelson and Rossland."  " As provided by the Speedy .Incorporation of  " Towns   Act, 1897, a   rateable   portion of  the  " real estate taxes within the municipal limits  " of the cities of Nelson  and   Kossland for the  " year 1897, is yjayable to the respective miini-  " cipalities.    In   order  that  the Provincial as-  " sessment  roll may   be closed, in so far as re-  " lates to property assessed within said cities ;  " notice is hereby given that unless all arrears  " of  taxes due and payable  on   said   property  " are paid to the undersigned at  Kaslo, on   or  " before the 30th  day   of  November,  3897,   the'  " lands and property against which   taxes are  " then unpaid will be advertised for sale in ac-  " cordance with the provisions of taxsales un-  " der the Assessment Act."  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Dated this 4th day of October, 1897.  Provincial Secretary's Office.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to make the following appointments :���  7th September, 1S97.  Edward Thomas Higlev Simpkins.of the City  of Nelson. Esquire, to be Deputy District Registrar or the Supreme Court of "the Victoria Judicial District ; a Deputy Registrar of the  County Court of Kootenay ; a Deputy Clervk of  the Peace for the County Court District of Kootenay, and a Deputy Registrar under the  "Marriage Act."  'J  Successors to J. Madden.  Miners Livery and   Feed  Opposite Royal   Hotel,   Stanley  NELSON, = B.  Stable  Street  C.  ROOT. DfNSDALE,  -alfeaia^^. Contractor.  25    Years'    Practical    Experience.  Office Ward St., near Court House. Nelson, B. C  #  1����^^  ���l< JTW  ^&��^ THE NETSON ECONOMIST  ^{V  TOTAL DAILY CAPACBTY 8,200 BB  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OSS L-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  ���"OGSLVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be  known  under the brand"��'6giLVI'E,S  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  All these brands have been duly registered in the 'Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags'with flour .-. ill be prosecuted according'  to law, as each bag of   flour  is  fully.guaranteed which bears ouv registered  brand and  sewn  with our special red white and blue tVvine.  In thanking you for vour patronage in the past, and in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunity of informing you that " OGILVSS'S .HUNGARIAN'" and ��* O *IL-  ViD'S GLENOFIA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce tae highest  results in baking.  In placing our new brands upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be served in securing you the finest quality of.bread. i\o expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which ye offer.    Yours truly,  G. Nl, LEISHftflA^, Victoria, Agent for British Ooiumbia.  THE KIND SHE LIKED.  c (Lower Arrow Lake.)  Headquarters for Prospectors  and Miners for the Arrow Lake  District.  Unexcelled Deer Shooting.  Excellent Fishing and  Boating.  Most picturesque and comfortable   camping   grounds   in    the j  Kootenay.  You ask me how 1 earned  A maid so sweet and fair;  I left no stone unturned.  Not e"en a solitaire.���Puck.  CRUSHED,  T. S. GOKK.  H.    BURNKT.  I'roprietor  .1. II. McGUKGOR  GORE, BURET & CO.,  Provincial   and   Dominion   Land   Sur--  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents for Obtaining  Crown   Grants and Abstract of Title to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSOI  -    -    -   British Columbia  Once a poet wrote a sonnet  All about a pretty bonnet,  And a critic sat upon it,  On the sonnet,  Not the bonnet,  Nothing loth.  And, as if it were high treason,  Said: " Neither rhyme nor reason  Has it.    And it's out of season!"  Which?   The.sonnet  Or the bonnet ?  Maybe both.  "lis a feeble imitation  Of a worthier creation;  An aesthetic innovation  Of a sonnet  Or a bonnet.  This was hard.  Both were put together neatly,  Harmonizing very sweetly.  But the critic crushed completely,  Not the bonnet  Or the sonnet,  But the bard.���Spare .Moments  importer and Dealer in  FurnifurerCroGkery, Glassware,. Lamps' anil 'Silver Plated Ware  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons, Restaurants and Families.  Upholstering and Repairing.   Mattresses Made to Order.  VERNON STREET, NELSON, British Columbia.  T  Wi  iardware, Stoves, Ranges and pu.naces  The latest addition to our stock is the  A new and beautiful wood Cook Stove  IAKER STREET, NELSON.  P.O. Box 63  G&S  To buy Cheap Shoes for the children to go to school in.  'The}*-are harder on shoes than grown , people and consequently needc the best you can buy. We have just received a large stock of shoes,  'A  Vv  f-j\\  They will be sold at   prices   that   are 'way   down, quality  considered.  Hungarian,  ene  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd.  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  rmstrong, B. G.  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with everything in the Grocery  Line at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crocken^ is complete, marked at living prices.  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion  MuuiMiiaiiiiiaMikiiBiHuiiumifflh^^  ���TT?**^/��:-W:^:^^^

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