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 vol. i.  NELSON,  B.  C.,  WEDNESDAY,   SEPTEMBER,  22.  NO.  11  THE NELSON ECONOniST  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley. .  ... .Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States   If paid in advance.   One Year to Great Britain. ,.... a ... a.  If paid in advance.....     ........    .i?2.00    1.50  ...a......... 2.50    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 kncnvn 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.  C5  to   turn  .When we say adver-  no reference   to   the  newspaper   business.  Statistical computations have revealed the  somewhat interesting fact that there are sixty  suckers born into the world ever\- minute, or  an average of 360 per hour. Just how many  of the suckers have taken up their abode in  Nelson the statistician does not inform us, but  it is safe to say that they will average up  fairly well with those located in ether cities  and towns on this continent. About the most  efficacious means of discovering the number of  suckers in a community is to turn loose an  advertising fakir into it.  tising fakir, we have  solicitor for legitimate  Newspaper advertising is j ust as legitimate an  expense in the conducting of a business as the  employment of clerks. The advertising fakir  is the write-up man���the person who preys on  unsophisticated business men, offering to send  them down to posterity through the pages of  history at so much per line. Of course the  fakir never catches any one but a sucker���to  his credit, be it said, he never looks for any  one else. This character of advertising has  never been popular in Canada, and such a  nuisance has it become with our neighbors  over the line, that certain states are thinking  seriously of legislating the fakir out of existence. One of these fellows was in Revelstoke  a week or so ago, and here is the way the  Herald deals with the subject :  " If there is one subject more than another  calculated to supply the average newspaper  man's scanty leisure with food for reflection it  is the marvellous facility, with which the  crowd of advertising fakirs that tread on one  another's heels through the country win the  shekels from the unsuspecting public. From  the man who wants the council to subscribe  $500 for 10,000 copies of the Chicago Hustler  with a write-up of the town in it, to the enterprising, individual who is filling up a card,  containing   a   portrait   of   the   mayor,    with  advertisements, they get what they want with  invariable success..' To say that all this���'money  is merely wasted would be to use a euphemism.  It is worsen because expenditure on legitimate  advertising, which would be of benefit all  round, is curtailed in order to even lip on the  total expended in this direction, and the local  newspaper, which spends every: cent it makes  in the locality, and gives away several hundred dollars worth of free advertising every  ���year,' suffers, while these travelling fakirs  collect their money and skip to be seen no  niore. Men will often spend more nione}^ in  perfectly useless methods of advertising in one  vear from Christmas almanacs down to any  schema which the perambulating fakir has the  impudence to propose, than would get, them  out a handsomely printed circular, containing  a price list of their entire stock."  Mayor Templeton* and "Rev." Geo. R.  Maxwell, M. P., of Vancouver, have returned  to the Terminal city, crestfallen and sad at  heart.      So far as their political   mission was  c  concerned it proved a dismal failure, so much  so in fact that their political friends in Vancouver are thoroughly disgusted, and a division among liberals of that city- is threatened  on account of the campaign of the political  pastor and Mayor Teinpleton. It appears  that Mr. Maxwell conceived the idea of undertaking the leadership of a new party that was  to be altogether distinct from the combinations  led by Semlin, Dr. Walkem, Beaven, Williams,  Higgins, Bostock and the "reform party" of  the late editor of the Nelson Miner. The history of Mr. Maxwell's party is similar to that  of the other parties���it has vanished into thin  air. Messrs. Maxwell and Templeton had  been led to believe that the Kootenay was up  in arms against the local government, but upon  their arrival here, they discovered that no one  was so much opposed to Hon. Mr. Turner's  government as to undertake the responsibility  of organizing a meeting to criticize and censure it. This is what becomes of men who  are led away by false prophets. In fact some  of the loudest mouthed opponents of the government in Nelson have hedged in a manner  that is at once humiliating aud significant.  Nelsonites are prone to complain of the  shortcomings of our aldermanic board, but,  while things may be bad enough with us, we  can, like the Pharisee, seek consolation in the  fact that we are better off than some of our  neighbors. Over at Grand Forks, the}- are  moving the municipal machinery without the  aid of a mayor, the late incumbent of that  office having deserted his post of duty. Mayor  Manly has had domestic and business troubles  of his own, and  for two months has not been  seen in or around Grand Forks. Since Mayor  Manly took his departure from Grand Forks,  nearly two: months ago, the report has been  current that he would not return. At first'  there was no attention paid to the rumor, supposing it to be the production of the idle brain  of some imaginative person with nothing better to do than to put such stories in circulation. As time after time set for his return  came aud passed without his putting in an appearance, the report seemed like truth, and  the developments of the past week have been  of such a nature, says the Grand Forks Miner,  that even his staunchest friends and admirers  in that place are in doubt as to his future intentions. In the meantime Grand Forks remains Mayorless, so to speak.  The editor of that usually bright and entertaining paper, the New Denver Ledge, is  growing desperate. In commenting upon a  recent highway robbery in the Slocan, the  Ledge points out that the district in which the  hold-up took place is well adapted for the robbery business. The Ledge, while it does not  go into particulars as to localities, hints that  there are many places on the different trails  and wagon roads where energetic villains  could easily force an uprising of hands, and  concludes by saying : ." Let us have plenty of  it!" If the Ledge has its way the highway  robbery business . will become an important  provincial .industry. It appears to us that it  would need a high protective policy to keep  the business in the hands of Canadians.  If there is one thing more than another that  the citizens of Nelson have just reason to feel  proud of, it is their brass band. It is an  organization composed of capable and efficient  musicians and should receive the hearty support of our citizens. This c mdition, however,  we regret to say, does not prevail. As a  matter of fact, the musicians have had to stand  all the expense of bringing the organization  to its present state of perfection. A first-class  brass band is a necessity and the citizens of  Nelson should contribute liberally and generously towards maintaining this capable  musical organization in its present state of  efficiency.  Vancouver has always been regarded as one  of the most virtuous cities on this continent.  No doubt much of this virtue and righteousness was directly attributable to the hi^h  moral tone of the World. For years it would  be as much as a sinner's life would be worth  to    suggest   the   establishment   of  a   variety  ^.^^f^^^M^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  theatre an Vancouver ; but now things have  changed.' Vancouver merchants have grown  tired of seeing, money leaving the city and  going over to Victoria and Seattle, and, so  they have made up their minds to permit the  establishment of a music hall, which is one  of the greatest disseminators of rnone}' that  can be found in aii3r. city. We are pleased to  note that the Vancouver music hall will be  shorn of all its objectionable features. In  short, it will be a music hall conducted in a  manner that will not give offense to thernost  respectable citizen. Speaking of the movement the Vancouver World sa3rs :  " It is understood that   the question   of the  establishment of a music Hall'will come up for  consideration in the council to-night.     This is  a matter which is mai^-sided, but  we  believe  it can be,settled satisfactorify to all.     AVe   do  not want a place   of  this   kind   which   would  cater to the   coarse   and  vulgar, but   a   clean  institution, such as can be found   in   all   large  cities.      Where can the pospector, the  miner,  the logger, who is at leisure,   go   at   night   in  Vancouver as things stand now ?   The answer  is   not far to seek���to  questionable   places   of  resort..    Many   go   awa>r   to Seattle and elsewhere,    where   the3a   can  find   the   innocent  pleasure denied them here.     Possibly the commercial traveller   is   as   keen   an  observer   in  matters of this kind as is to be found.     One of  them speaking onty  yesterday,' said   this   was  the dullest town of evenings that he had ever  been in, there was no   opportunity   for   enjo3r-  ment when work was over, and   he   compared  it    most   unfavorably"   with   Victoria    in   that  respect.      We are opposed utterly to am-thing  in the wav of dives and to " box rustling" ���a  term   that   is  used���or to features that  would  prove degradinga but we do think that a bright  cheen"   music    hall,    free   from  objectionable  women, with good  music   and   clever   variety  acting,  would   not   injure   the   morals of the  community .in  any   wa3a but on the contra^-  would elevate them aud keep   3-oung   men out  of    dangerous    paths.        Careful   supervision  would be necessaiw, and diligence emploA'ed in  checking endeavors to introduce features of an  improper nature.     Thus safeguarded, it seems  to us that,   in   the   public   interests,   to   allow  refreshment after labor and to keep   the   large  floating population   here, . no   valid   objection  can be raised to. the promulgation of the views  which Aid.   Townle3r  will   no   doubt   express  this evening, because we know that   he would  not be a oartv to anything  that would tend in  the slightest degree to influence harmfulh- the  moral tone of the city."  We have no doubt the experience of Vancouver will be the same as that of other cities  on the coast, which have permitted the running of high class music halls. Money that  would otherwise leave the town will be kept  in circulation at home.  There seems to be some doubt as to whether   !  a naturalized   American,   (ibrmerh' a   British  subject) should be accorded aii3" special privileges   in   Canadian territorv not   sriven   native   '  born  citizeiib of the  United States.     For  our   ;  own part   we   hold   the   native  born  citizen of  the   United States   in higher   estimation   than  the British  subject who   renounced his Queen   ;  and country iu order that he might, participate  in the   temporal benefits  that   such a course  misrht brine;   him.     We would sro further aud  refuse such a   person the privilege of renouncing   his    allegiance.     In   taking   the   oath   of  '  allegiance  to  the United States, it is assumed  that he knew what he was about,'- and that he  took that fearful oath when in full possession of  his senses.  If, in doing so, he made a, bad: bargain, he should be compelled  to abide b3r it.  On the  part of the  native-born  citizen of the  United States, who   never had an opportunity  of judging   of Canada   and her   laws,   except  what he read in  the highly-colored American  histories, it is 'only fair  to sa3!' that  should he  decide upon casting his lot among us, he does  so from choice  and should  be  accorded ever3r  privilege afforded the native born British subject, although the laws of the United States do  not   accord   "foreigners"   the   privileges   enjoyed   by   native-born   citizens.      Men   who  swallow the oath of allegiance to one -country  to-day, and renounce it, to-morrow, are not to  be trusted ;   and should  not  receive the same  consideration that is accorded native-born and  naturalized British  subj ects.     Once a  British  subject alway-s a British subject is an exploded  delusion. .*������  The Henderson Director, which was delivered to Nelson subscribers last week, is one  of the most complete works of its kind ever  gotten up in this province. Apart from its  regular director features it contains a vast  amountc of statistical and other information  never given before in a director of this pro- .  vince: To mining men the Henderson Director is an almost invaluable companion on ���  account .of its comprehensive mining information.  The pcstmaster-general has started a reign  of economy in the postal service. To start  with he has cut down the number of employees  in many of the offices. If efficiency^ in the  service is maintained there will be ver3~ little  complaint, but should this economy be at tne  sacrifice of general efficiency" Postmaster-General Mulcck ma3r have reason to regret it.  We understand that a football match under  English Rugb3r rules will be pla3^ed in Kootenay at an earh* date in October. The teams  will represent Kaslo and Nelson, but the game  will in all probability be pla3'ed in the former  citv, where it is said the facilities are somewhat better in the shape of grounds than the3"  are in Nelson. A football has alread3^ been  imported from the coast. During the past  eighteen months mau3~ of the most prominent  footballers of the coast cities have come to reside in Kootenay, and it would be no difficult  matter to select fifteen men from Nelson, Kaslo  and Rossland who, with a short period of  practice, would give a hard game to any team  the coast could raise. In view of the ever increasing number of 3-oung men coming into  Nelson it is to be regretted that the means of  indulging in field sports are so restricted.  The only available space in Nelson as y7et,  was proven last summer to be too small for  lacrosse, and it is even less adapted for a football game.  lished in the Nelson Miner.. The letter is too  long for publication in Th�� Economise, and  we are under the painful necessity of consigning it to the waste basket. As regards the  '' history,"- we have heard many complaints,  but The Economist being a newcomer is not  supposed to discuss the affairs of the old-  timers. We leave "historical "matters to  the Tribune and Miner, and shall deal with  the subj ects affecting the present generation.  It is a matter of vital importance that the  writers of '' history'' should be accurate in  their " records, " and we hope, if Mr. St.  Barbe, the historian, has erred, the "oldest  inhabitant " of the Tribune will point out  wherein he erred and at the same time dilate  upon the enormity of o his offense.  The Monitor, the Catholic paper of San  Francisco, has been pa3dng its respects to Mr.  Bostock, M. P. Speaking of the Province, a  paper said to be the property of Mr. Bostock,  and reflecting his sentiments, the Monitor sa3^s:  " It is one of those sheets commonly called  society journals, which has as much character  as a pickpocket and as much brains as a  pump.1 It is named the Province and has a  circulation chiefly among the barber shops and  bootblack stands of Vancouver, New Westminster and Victoria. When the unspeakable  Ruthven went -to Victoria and slandered  Catholic wives and mothers this miserable  sheet took him up and defended him. Bostock,  who, while in England, rubbed himself against  the Catholic Chief Justice, came out to Victoria and for the nickels of the beetle-browed,  seconded every'foul calumny of the foul Ruthven. After all, the beetle-browed are such  lunatics that the3r would believe anything, but  what shall we sa3^ of Bostock ? He must  know what Catholic families are. He must  know that Catholic clerg3^men do not teach  that lying-'and theft and perju^ and unclean-  ness are permissible. Yet he defends a man  in his paper who makes those assertions and  who makes them for coin. We had not supposed that there was a wretch on the top of  the earth as vile as Ruthven, who fraudulently claims to be an ex-priest, and who slanders  the ver3r mother that bore him. But we have  found one, not onl3r as vile, but viler, and it is  Hewitt-Bostock, M. P., for Kootena3r-Yale:  Carriboo."  This seems to be a little hard on Mr.  Bostock, and we would like to hear what the  Province has to sa3>- in rephy.  We have received a communication bearing  upon a " History of Nelson," now being pub-  There have been more sidewalks constructed  in Nelson this season than in an3" other city in  the province of British Columbia. We freely  accord all the credit of such improvement to  the mayror and aldermen, but we submit that  while sidewalks are a necessar3r condition to  our progress as a city, there are other things  that need " fixing." At the present time the  sidewalks are rather likely to work to the  prejudice of life and limb than as a matter of  convenience to the pedestrian. At many  places along the streets the elevation is so,high  that a grown up person in feeble condition,  and children, are positive^' in danger of ter-  ruinating their existence b3^ falling down  ravines. Of course we cannot expect to accomplish ever3rthing in one season, and we have  no doubt our mayor and aldermen have already THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ssffi  Se&S  some plan by which they propose to remedy  this evil, and at the same time preserve the  city from being made defendant in an expensive suit for damages.  We have received a copyr of the mining  number of the Los Angeles Times, issued  September 11. It is a work of sixteen pages,  and with its vast amount of mining information should be interesting to mining men. Mr.  A. Richardson, one of the most capable newspaper writers on the Pacific Coast, and an old  British Columbian by the way, had charge of  the collection of information, and afterwards  wrote it up, the result of which is a mining  edition that is a memorial to the genius of that  gentleman.  ROSSLAND RECORDS.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist^'  There is a slight pick-up reported in business generally, but things are far from satisfactory as yet���the "booming" days have  passed, the reaction has set in, and " flat as a  pancake " is the way hotel men and restaur-  anters describe the situation. There are  forty-three hotels in town, about forty of  which have their business confined mainly to  the bar, and with five cent beer now the rage,  and, surplus cash conspicuous by its absence,  it can well be understood how difficult it must  be to raise $400 per annum for license. The  city by-laws insist that no saloon license be  issued���there must be a dining room and  ample sleeping accommodation provided on  the premises. . The result is that since the  transient trade has fallen off these houses  must give up. Several have already been  closed, including the Lancaster House, which  was one of the leading hotels of Rossland last  fall and winter.  Very little is being done in stocks. In fact  the local stock exchange has again closed its  doors and the gentleman who ran it as a  private-public speculation has himself cleared  out of town. Wildcat stock certificates are so  plentiful and so artistic that a local dealer in  wall papers is figuring on buying up a lot of  them for bordering. Nothing Hut reliable  property is being touched by capital, so that  holders of claims as prospects cannot even  give them away. It will take some time  before business will settle down to a good solid  basis. Auction bankrupt sales, the sheriff's  handling of goods and "closing out" transactions are so numerous as to almost paralyze  legitimate business. But this sort of thing  cannot last long, aud the sooner it is brought  to a close the better. The city has been overbuilt and over-boomed. Stores, offices, flats,  houses, hotels���in fact any and eve^ class of  building can now be had at a fair rent, there  are so very many of these vacant.  ffSSSi  But Rossland looks well to the casual  visitor. The principal thoroughfares, since  incorporation, have been cleared up and sidewalks have been laid in all directions. The  city council went at this class of work with a  great  blast   of trumpets, so  as  to   fulfill   the  campaign promises to give employment.  Rossland, the  nla3^or and aldermen vowed, should  be no cheap camp.     Laborers in the employ/of  the  city were  paid at the  start $,3 per day.  Ah, how liberal some can be when  handling  public nioney !    But the ratepayers ' 'kicked ''  and wages were reduced to $2.50, and so was  the number on the pay roll.    Before election  , da3^ Ma3"or Scott and all aspirants to municipal honors posed as philanthropists, ready and  willing to  devote their  time, energies, and if  necessary^ money-, to promote  the  interests of  dear Rossland, which they predicted would be  , a  city  of   20,000 Inhabitants  ere   they   were"  called   upon    to    give    an    account   of   their  stewardship.     But as already stated, the boom  burst, and so far   from   increasing   in population   the city   has   been     steadily   losing  in  this    respect.      And    to   ' facilitate;   matters  these    whole-souled   members of   council    at  once proceeded to reward themselves for   their  services, the ma3ror securing an   appropriation  at the rate of $2,000 per year and the aldermen  $400 per head.    Now the people are beginning  to ask if these men   are   worth   their  money.  The mayor does not entertain visitors as other  mayors do, nor is he conspicuous   for  charitya  ���far from it.     He has a snug   little job,   but ^  he is not at all .likely to have it again.     As an  illustration of the extremes to   which   he  will  . go to secure his  " pound of flesh"   he   absolutely   guarnisheed   the   wages   of  a  laboring  man in the city's employawho owed  him  rent  for a shack.      His worship fares  sumptuously  at a twenty-five cent restaurant and   " batches  it " in a room   at the Smith-Hewitt   block (or  Scott   property).       Now   as   to the aldermen.  One of them, Campbell   never   took   his   seat,  and another Mcpherson,    a   member   of the  Board of Works, has gone back   to   Manitoba  to look after his farming interests.       The few  that are left are kept fairty busy   and   if the3^  fail to accomplish much it is not for  the   want  of time and attention.  But, almost eve^thiag that is done in the  council bears the unmistakable stamp of the  amateur. For instance, a contract wras  awarded for the sewering of the city some short  time ago. The lowest tender was not accepted ; but that does not matter. Now what  will be thought of a bod3^ of men who order  the laying of pipes for a sewerage S3rstem and  make no provision whatever for the  disposal of the sewerage matter? They  did not even know enough to submit  their plans to the Provincial Board of Health.  The intention was to empty into the Columbia  river, near Trail, but of course the>r will not  be allowed to pollute a public stream. As  matters now stand the mains have been laid  on the principal thoroughfares, but not a single  connection can be made with them until such  time as the Provincial Board of Health arc  satisfied as to the manner of disposing of the  sewage matter.  For fire protection purposes, the council a  couple of weeks ago secured a chemical engine and hook-and-ladder truck, but made no  provision   for   the   storage   of this   valuable  property, whicb  lies on the  public  street exposed   to the Weather.    The   fire   department  has  always been  a volunteer one, but a paid  chief and   assistant w^ere deemed a necessity.  THe^cOuncil proceeded to make these appointments, and  in   doing   so   selected   one of the  volunteers  as chief and an  outsider, a,profes-  a.  sional fireman  of some  20 3'ears' standing, as  his   assistant.    The    second    appointment   is '  vigorously  resented   by the , volunteers,   who  threaten   to resign in  a bod3^  and  take with;:  them the hose and hose reel in their charge, if  Windsor is not prompt^ '' 'fired ' 'and one of  their number  selected.    There is  no town in  the country in such imminent danger-from fire  as Rossland :   all the  buildings  are   of wood,  with two exceptions, and  several districts are  highly  congested.    This   row in  the  fire department is making  business  men  'feel.very  uneasya and opinion.' is  divided as to whether     ,  the city is to be run b3^ the fire boysior by the  mayor and remaining aldermen.  The sanitary^ condition of Rossland is bad.  Outwardly-the city looks clean, but the lanes  and alle3^s, vacant lots and back yards���well  they are in a deplorable state. The sergeant  of police (and there are but four men for duty)  is supposed to act as sanitaryr inspector; but  the man with the three gold stripes and swell  uniform has more on his hands than he can  possibly accomplish, and the result is as might  be expected. .Dry earth is supposed to be  used in all closets, but not one in a hundred  ever sees earth or airy disinfectant. Privy  pits are numerous, and in many cases connect  with the Trail creek in the neighborhood of  which stream also deposits   the   contents   of a  private sewer constructed last fall by^ public  subscriotion. Dr. G. Duncan, secretarv of  the Provincial Board of Health, wh ) visited  Rossland a couple of weeks ago, called the  attention of the council to these matters and  respectfully but firmly suggested that the  subject should receive immediate attention.  Since then Sergt. McGowan has got- a move  on.    .  It is, however, in the matter of school  accommodation that Rossland is most defective, e There is only one school house proper  in the city, and it is situated at the foot of a  steep hill and within a few yards of the Columbia & Western railways track. In other  parts of the city churches, halls, rooms, etc.,  have been rented as schools, the childrens'  playr ground being the public streets. Is it  any wonder under such circumstances that  many parents positively refuse to send their  little ones to school ?  x\ new board of trade has been organized on  the lines.of the old and defunct board, and  from the business-like manner in which the  institution has been launched much good is  expected of it. The members have taken up  several live questions, and propose pushing  them for all they are worth. One subject discussed was the necessity for providing suitable  court house accommodation. At present the  Masonic Hall is utilized for holding court, and  the accommodation is so inadequate that the  judges on circuit have declined to sit there  a��aiiu. and have announced their intention of  conducting the Rosslanc1 business at Nelson.  Such a decision means a great loss of time and  big expense to litigants from this district.  Barney.  StV  !MltfMWWJ|MfB��MJlMaaiW.T���� 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  THE THIEF ON THE SHIP.  m  VS;  a "Mrs. Melhurst's compliments, sir, and  would you please come down to her stateroom immediately ?"  I had just shut myself into my little office  on deck, having run through the ship's  accounts before turning in that night. It is  quite a mistake, b37; the way, to think that we  pursers have, no more onerous duties to perform  when at sea than to watch over the passengers',  c unfort, read papers on Sunday, andakeep a  store of nautical information at Our finger-ends  for the benefit of every curious voyager. Now-  ada3^s the purser of a crack American liner���-  making, perhaps, a record passage of six days  or so���-has his work pretty well cut out for  him the entire voy^age.   a  On the present occasion I had scarcely got  my accounts fairly in Hand when I was interrupted by a slight tap at the door. I arose at  once and opened it, and there stood Mrs.  Melhurst's maid, with flushed face and nervous  agitated manner.  "Is there anything wrong ?" I asked,, with  some   surpise,    when   she   had  delivered her  message.  c <  All  " There is, sir,'' she replied, hastily.  I know "  She was about to make some other statement, but pulled herself up suddenly, and  tripped along the deck without another word.  I switched off the electric light, locked the  door, ana hurried away' after her. When I  got to Mrs. Melhurst's state-room I saw at  once that something had occurred to cause her  serious aaixiety. The berth, the couch, and  even the floors were littered with the contents  of cabiu-trunks and hand-bags. In the midst  of the contusion stood the lady herself, looking  decidedty perplexed and annoyed.  "This is very singular, Mr. Morse," she  said, pointing to an empty jewel-case which  lay- open on the upper berth. " My diamond  ornaments are missing."  "You don't say so !" I exclaimed, in sheer  astonishment.  " I do say so !" she replied, sharplya " You  can see for y-ourself that theyr are gone."  1' How did it happen ?"  " I cannot possibly tell y-ou. At dinner this  evening I happened to mention to Mrs. Latimer that I had picked up a certain crescent-  shaped brooch on the Continent. She  expressed a wish to see it. When the tables  were cleared I came in here, took out the  brooch, and left the jewel-case lying on the  berth, but when I got back the case was  empty."  " How long were 3-011 absent ?"  " Not more than half an hour."  " You are sure you had the key of your  cabin in your possession all the time ?"  1' Positive. I never let it out of my hand  while I was iu the saloon."  I was totally staggered. I examined the  lock carefully, but there was absolutety nothing to show that it had been tampered with.  I could hit upon no better suggestion than  that Mrs. Melhurst might possibly have mislaid the jewels somewhere.     This had the sole  effect of exasperating the lady to such a degree  ���for it seems that she had already searched  every'- nook and corner in the cabin���that I  was glad to beat a retreat in order to lay.the  matter before the captain.  I had just got to the head of the saloon  stair when I heard someone bounding up after  me, three or four steps at a time. I turned  and saw Mr. Carter���who, by the way; had  made several vo3~ages with us on previous  occasions.  "I  say, Mr. Morse,"   he  said,   taking   me  confidentialby by the arm,   "v��u've   got "some  queer customers on board this trip."a  "How so?" , ,  " Why, someone's gone and walked off with  my silver cigarette-case, a couple of rings, aiid  a pair of gold������" a  "Tell me exactly what has happened."  " My dear fellow how can I '?.'.   It is enough  to puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer.      You see,  I  went  to   my   state-room   after   dinner���I can  swear to that���and I   remember  slinging  my  cigarette-case, rings, and a pair of gold sleeve-  links on the upper berth.      Then I put on my  dressing-gown,    stretched    myself   upon    the  couch,    aiid   had   a  downright  good snooze.  When I got   up,   about  five   minutes ago,   I .  found 'my trinkets had vanished."  'Pon my word things were beginning to  look serious, and no mistake. I lost no time  in hunting up the captain, and made him  acquainted with the state- of affairs. He was  just as much puzzled as I was nay-self. The  first thing next morning he sent a message to  Mrs. Melhurst, requesting a private interview  in his cabin'on deck. He also -signified his  wish that I should be present. We both  questioned the lady closety, but her replies did  not tend'to throw any light upon the singular  occurrence.  Nevertheless we determined to keep a close  watch upon the state-room in future. It was  pretty .evident we had a "black sheep" on  board���probably an old hand at the business.  For the next few day's we had no further complaints. The thief was evidently^ "tying low"  waiting until tranquillity, was restored before  making a fresh attempt, Meanwhile I kept  my eyes open. I observed the little peculiarities of the different passengers, and took particular note of the manner in which. they-  occupied their time.  *  We happened to have a passenger on board  ���a Brazilian, named De Castro���who was a  bit of a nrystery to me all through the vo3*age.  But for the fact that I had conclusive evidence  to show he could not have been directly concerned in the robberies���for inquiries proved  he had remained on deck the whole evening���  he certainty would have been treated to a  private interview in the captain's cabin. As  it was, I was forced to conclude that black  hair, swartlry complexion, slouch hat and  cloak were quite compatible with a man's  innocence.  Nothing further occurred to excite suspicion  until the last day or two of the vo3'age. Then,  one evening after dinner, word was brought  to me that three other   state-rooms   had   been  rifled in the same mysterious manner. Watches,  jewellery, and even money had disappeared,  though in all three cases the passengers stoutly  declared they had left their doors locked.  When the alarm reached me I happened to  be standing in my deck office. I had in my  hand twenty sovereigns, which I had just  taken in exchange for American money to  accommodate one of our passengers. I didn't  wait to lock up the gold ; I simply placed it  on my desk, switched out the light and  hurried away. I had no fear for the safety of  the sovereigns, my door having a particularhy  intricate lock, in which I took care to turn  the key before leaving.  I remained below for an hour or so, investigating these fresh complaints, but/as in the  other cases, I was utterly unable to make head  or tail of them. Vexed and bewildered I  went back to my office, unlocked the door,  turned on the light and mechanically stretched  out nry.hand to take the sovereigns from my  desk. My hand closed upon nothing more  solid than thin air���^my' little pile of gold had  vanished.  For a.minute or two I-stood there' gazing  blankty before me, so utterly confused and  disma3red that I could scarcely bring my wits  to bear upon the mysterious affair. Then I  managed to pull myrself together, and took a  look around my little cabin. In the course  of observations my ey^e happened to rest upon  the port-hole, which stood wide open, the  weather being oppressively hot.  : I regarded the innocent looking- port-hole  with the air of a veritable Sherlock Holmes.  I went outside and thrust my arm in through '  the opening, but my hand did not reach within  fully two yards of the desk. Still, it struck  me as being the onty way by which the thief  could have got at the moneys, and I determined  to put my theor3^ to a practical test.  I hurried down into the saloon, where most  of the passengers were congregated. As 3^et  few of them wrere aware of the robberies, for  we had kept the matter as secret as possible.  I went straight up to a 3roung American gentleman who I knew had a great many trinkets  in his stateroom, and was rather careless, too,  in the wa3^ he left them tying abont.  "Don't show any surprise," I whispered,  glancing around at the other occupants of the  saloon, "but might I ask whether your stateroom is locked ?''  "It is."  " And the port-hole open ?"  " I should say so! I don't want to find  the place as stuffy as the engine-room when I  go to turn in."  " Well, just pass me your key ; I want to  try a little experiment. Wait till I'm gone,  and then stroll up on deck. Let yourself be  seen���on the lower deck particularly���but  don't pay too close attention to anyame you  mayr notice loitering there."  He fell in readity with nry scheme. ���  I went and shut nryself in his state-room,  crouching down so that I could just keep an  e3^e on the port-hole over the top of the lower  berth.      I  remained in that cramped   position  MmjuamiMMu^Mja!^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  mm  until my limbs fairly ached,   and   I  was   half  inclined to givett up as a bad job.  But suddenly, as I glanced up at the porthole, my blood ran cold, and,in all my life I  never had such difficulty to keep down a 3rella  In the dim.light I saw a long, thin,, hairy^ arm  thrust in through the Opening. The next  moment a small black hand had fastened upon  a leather case tying close to the window, and  ���withdrew it as quick as thought almost'.'  I sprang to my feet and bolted  outside  into  the passage.       I '.. dashed   up the saloon   stairs  and .made for the  lower   deck.       There, just  about the spot where I judged  the   state-room  to be situated, I came   face  to   face  with   the  Brazilian, de Castro.      In   spite of the heat he  was   wearing:   his   lone:   cloak   with the   deep  cape, and had his eternal cigarette between his  teeth.      He-looked at me avith ah air of frank  surprise, and 1   looked at   him   with an air of  profound suspicion.  Suddenly a happy thought Bashed through  nry mind.      I   turned round and sprang down  the saloon stairs, running:   full  tilt against the  chief steward, who was standing'at the bottom.  " Get me a handful of nuts���quick ?" I  cried: > a '<-������  When he brought them' I  hurried  back on  deck. The Brazilian had moved away a little  toward the stern. I went close aio, stood  right in front of him, and then began-, deliberately to crack the nuts.  He regarded me with a pitying sort of look,  but I paid little attention to him. Presently  I saw" a corner of the cape drawn aside, and  behind a pair of  small,   gleaming ��� ej-es.  fixed  greedily on me.  It was enough. My suspicions were confirmed. I flung . the rest of the nuts in the  sea, and walking straight   up   to   De   Castro,  said :���  "I must ask you to accompany me to the captain's cabin."  '' Vot you mean ?'' he asked,   drawing back.  I was determined to stand no nonsense, and  straightway- took him by^ the shoulder. The  moment I laid my hands upon him I heard a  vicious snarl under his cape ; it w7as pulled  suddenly aside, and out flew- a monkeya  The little brute went atrne, tooth and nail.  I saw the gleam of a knife, too, in the Brazilian's hand, but I let him have my fist  straight between the eves before he could use  it, and he measured his length upon the deck.  The quarter-master came running up, and  the rascal was dragged off to the captain's  cabin. When searched there Mrs. Melhurst's  diamonds, Mr. Carter's cigarette-case and  rings, and a miscellaneous collection of other  valuables were found on him. In bis stateroom we discovered a perforated box, appar-  entty intended for the use of the monkey, who  was evidently quite as accomplished as his  master.  LONDON'S CITY POLICE.  Nothing more impresses visitors to Loudon j  than the manner in which the city is policed. !  The excellent order maintained, seemingh- ;  without effort, in the most crowded streets of j  the world, is the admiration of all. The city j  police are not demonstrative.     They are quiet  i  I amid the torrents of traffic which pour through  'the narrow Streets of the city.    At every crossing where the crush is greatest,  where a false  step would lead to chaos, you find a policeman  .Calm amid the counter tides of traffic,   quietty  .directing the .vehicles.    He moves in the midst  . of seeming   danger ;   his   person   sacred,    his  uplifted hand law.      No one dreams of disputing his authority. ���'.   It   is   a triumph of order  and discipline.      In   the mighty maelstrom of  traffic which surges round the Royal Exchange  you .will find   the   city   police   placidly   doing  their duty.   .The}7 are undisturbed;;, they never  loose their heads ar.d feel   nervous.      If the3^  did they would be cut of place   in   the  streets  of the city. ���'��� ���'���������While   the   main   duty  of  the  police   stationed'at the   crossings  D3?a da3a is  to regulate vehicular traffic,  they   are  equally  attentive to the wants of pedestrians.    -A lady  never needs to ask   a   city   policeman to pilot  her across ; he anticipates her wishes, and  has  left her secure on the other   pavement  before  she has time to thank him.     There is no more  impressive sight in the   city   than   a   stalwart  policeman plunging into the stream  of traffic,  which suddenly stops at his   approach,   while  he conducts a child safety   across.      Traffic is  not managed --with   so   much   order,  and   the  ���public looked after with aa much care without  a great deal of planning.    ��� We   see the execu-  ' tion of a scheme which  is the   result   of well  a planned and careful   organization. ��� -.-   The city.:  1 police are- a   testimony to-   the ��� excellence   of  ;' municipal,   institutions..; ��� they  : are    the   only  ; municipal police ia. the world.  The metropoli-  - tan:,police are .absolutely .within the ��� control of  ��� the    Home    Cffice,    the   police   in- town   and  country are practically" under the same aathcr-  : ity.      The city- police are under the control of  the citizens and recognize no   other   authority  but the Oueen.     In every respect it is a model  force, model in its methods and in its management.       It   was, indeed, taken by Sir  Robert  Peel as his model in organizing the   police of  the country, for the city had its   police  before  the days of the  "bobby-"   aud   the   "peeler,"  two   names    derived    from the   name  of. the  statesman.      It was not, to be sure, organized  on its present basis.      Originally   the  citizens  were their own police.     "Every inhabitant had  to take his share of   "watch  and   ward,"  the  alderman    was at   the   head   of the   ward for  police and other purposes.    In 1693 more than  1,000   men    were    constantly   on   duty   as   a  "night watch."     By and lay, a day watch was  formed under the supervision of the  city  mar-  shall,    and    up    to   1839   the   day   aad night  watches were distinct.     The City  Police act of  that  year   remodelled   the   force,   which   was  then    placed   under    a    commissioner,   whose  appointment was made by the corporation and  confirmed by the Queen.      The city police are  nearty all countrymen.      This is the case with  most police forces, but to some  extent the city-  constables    mav be   considered   picked   men.  Only a small proportion  of  them,   are  drawn  from other forces, but the   candidates who are  numerous,   are   carefully-   selected.       When a  man is admitted, after showing that he   has a  good elemental"v   education,   he   undergoes a  month's training.    He is taught how to march  and   put   through   ordinary drill.       The city  police being essentially a civil  force,   there are  no military- exercises to learn.  SHORT STORIES.  The late Earl of Portarlingtoh was always  forgetting the names of people whomahe had;  met. Guice, on receiving a gracious nod from  Oueen Victoria at a Marlborough house garden-  party, accompanied by a few; words of ::',kindly...  inquiry after his health, he replied a " :.You are  very kiifd, madam ; your face seems strangety  familiar to me, but for the life;of me I can not  remember your name.",,  Not long ago,   Professor John Stuart Blackie  paid a visit to the   sanctum of  an   Edinburgh  -.publisher, and mentioned that he Had-lectured  the previous night   on   Scottish   Home  Rule.  " I-un astonished,'' said   the   publisher,    "at  your fon dness   for   making   an   exhibition   of  .'yourself.'.'- Professor Blackie, without   another  : word, turned on his heel and went a way, slamming the door.   Presently he came back,thrust  'in his head, and said :     " Do "you know, that's:  just what-my wife tells me." '  One of Newfoundland's earlier chief-justices  i was a delightful   person,   byr  name  Tremlett,  renowned for his rough, unswerving   honesty.  In 1802 he-'was made a subject of formal  com-  ��� plaint to the   governor,   Admiral   Duckworth.  ' The latter had to bring the complaints officially,  to his notice.     Aud this, was the   formal, reply  handed to the admiral :    "To the first charge,  your excellency, I answer that it is a  lie._..". aTo";-  the second charge I say- that it is   a"Td-^'d liea  And to the third I say that it is a  d-r-d  infernal lie. . Your excellency-'s   obedient .servant,.  Thomas Tremlett."  At one of the London-clubs two card-players  .were much annoyed by the class of bore who  persists in looking on at a game and ��� making  remarks about it. , After standing the nuisance,  for some time, one of the pla3rers asked one of  the spectators to play the hand for him until  he returned. The spectator took the cards,  whereupon the first pkryer left the room.  Pretty soon the second player- followed the  exatnnle of the first. The two substitutes  played for some time, when one of them asked  the waiter where the two original players  were. "They are playing cards in the next  room," was the waiter's reply.  "Beau" Hickman, one of the old-time characters    of  Washington,   lived   on    his     wits,  and no one from the  President   down   escaped  him.     One night he wandered into the National  Hotel, aud asked the clerk tn give him a room.  The clerk had him shown to the room immediately over the kitchen,   which   was   swarming  with flies.    About nine o'clock in the morning,  "Beau" came along smiling, aud,   stopping at  the office, some of the loungers, whom the clerk  had told of the flics,   hastened to ask " Beau "  how he had   rested.     " First-rate, "    answered  he.      "Flies   trouble   you   any?",  asked one.  "A  little,"   replied   "Beau,"    "in   the   early  morning, but I 'hived' 'em." With one  accord, the crowd broke fcr the room to discover the means employed in " hiving" them.  "Beau" had taken a piece of pie which he  had, spread it upon the floor, waited until the  flies had settled upon it, then turned the washbasin over them, and gone back to bed.  ^^^mr^^m^ &&*^si^^ THE-NELSON ECONOMIST.  MINING   NOTES.  Compiled for The Economist. . ~     '  The wagon road to the Ymir'mine-is', almost  completed.  The property above Cottonwood lake which  is being developed by Wilson Bros.,,is turning  out to be amine. The names of the claims  are Last Chance, Huron and Emity.  Since  September   ist  the   Whitewater   has  shipped on an average   close   to  one   car   per  day.    The Whitewater is  said  to   be   one   of  the best equipped mines in the Northwest.  W. A. Strong, manager of the Black Tail  property at Eureka is authority for the statement that the reason for shutting down work  was not on account of the recent litigation  commenced by A. R. Blackburn.,  A rich strike of gold bearing quartz has been  made on Gainer creek, in the Lardeau district.  The gold seems to be distributed all through  the quartz and is supposed to be worth from  $5,000 to $8,000 a ton.      It  is wire or   thread  gold  The Ibex has 26 inches of clean ore in the  bottom of the north shaft at a depth of 36 feet.  The ore chute has now been defined and the  north drift, 120 feet below, is to be pushed  ahead to catch it. The property is looking  better than ever before.  A strike has been made on Morning Mountain of a three foot quartz ledge carrying free  gold. The claims have been registered as  Leo, Juno, King of the Forest, and J. Wa  Kirkwall. The locators are Harry Atkins, T.  Randall and Jack Ness.  The Government has set aside $500 for the  work of completing a trail from the Summit,  at the head of Toby creek, down Hamill  creek a distance of six miles. This, sayrs the  Kootenaian, will make a complete trail  through to Columbia lake in East Kootenaya  The British Columbia Review contains the  prospectus of the Fairview Gold Mining Company. The directors are the Earl of Kintore  and other prominent Englishmen. The  capital is ;�� 100,000, divided into ��1 shares.  The company are to acquire the Fairview  group of mines, consisting of the Joe Dandy7,  Daisy7 Jean, Atlas and Belmont claims.  A lucky7 strike was recentty made near  Lilleoet. It is on Bridge river, sixty- miles  Up. The prospectors were Nat. Cockle and  partner. . They sold one of the claims for  $3,500 to Gibson & Haydmore. It is quite  close to the Skinner claim. There is about  two feet of a ledge of white quartz, and y-ou  can see the gold sticking right out of it.  The last work done on the Bruce claim near  Midway disclosed ore superior to any 3-et taken  from the property. Not only does it carry copper, but it carries it in large quantities, as an  assay recentty made from a sample taken from  across the eight-foot streak above referred to  gave a return of 26 1-2 per cent, copper, also  some silver and gold, in all making up a value  of about $65.00 to the ton, reckoning copper at  n cents.  A big strike is reported from   New   Denver  on the Monday group situated on   the  Galena  Farm. A body of high grade galena ore has  been discovered in almost unlimited quantity.  This property was bonded for $15,000 with the  other properties now owned by the Galena  Mines company. It was held by Callahan  and, turned over to the company when he  withdrew from the management and was afterward throwu tip.  Mr. Dean has completed 75 feet of the  tunnel on the Maud S., following along the  lead, and Messrs. Joliffe and Stracey7 have let  another contract to Mr. Dean for 300 feet of  more work on the same claim. The same  owners have also let to Mr. Dean a contract to  sink a shaft of 50 feet on the Stanb'y and to  put in 100 feet of drifting. The shaft will be  sunk-from the old tunnel and drifts will be  made to cut the main lead and a cross lead.  The owuiers are pleased with the work so far  done.  Thirty men are employed cutting timber for.  the mill at the Silver King. About 3000 cords  of wood have been cut on the right of way7 and  delivered at the mines. They7 also have a  gang pf men burning charcoal which is used  at the smelter on the tramway7. It is the  intention of the company to move the saw  mill a mile and a half from its present location.  W. Painter has almost perfected his patent  ore filler to be used in filling buckets -at the  centre station, which when completed will  take the place of -"several" men:  It is reported   from Pilot Bay7   that, a   good  strike of free gold was made on the Josie claim  situated about a mile from Sanca.      The Josie  is one of a group   of  three   claims,   the Josie,  Butte and Eureka, the property   of  Cresswell,  Clark,   Getwood   and   Murphy7 of  Pilot   Bay.  Surface cuts on the Josie show   a. pay7streak of  28 inches assa^ung $50 in gold.     On the Butte  23 ozs silver, 40 per cent  lead and 7   per   cent '  copper have been obtained from surface assay7s.  A stamp mill will-be placed on the Josie claim  and a shaft sunk on the vein.        c  L.   F.    Murray  and   T.   Burns  arrived  in  Nelson   yesterday" with   some very fine   specimens from the. Big Chief claims  on   the Wild .  Horse.    The property is  owned by H. Gins-  bury,    of Toronto,   and   themselves,    and  is  situated near the celebrated New Victor group.  Three shafts have been sunk on the ledge,, 150  feet   apart.     The   deepest   is   twenty-five   feet  and   shows   two   feet   of  solid   galena   ore.  Assayrs   from the others   at a depth of ten feet  gave   $25 in   gold, 30   per   cent, lead   and 12  ounces of silver.     They intend   to have some  assays from the rock taken from the bottom of  the twenty-five  foot  shaft, from which  better  results are expected.    They report the road to  the Ymir mine almost completed.  Perhaps no one of our citizens is so deeply  interested iu mining property on the Wild  Horse and vicinity as Mr. S. J. Mighton, and  none has more reasons to feel proud of their  holdings. This season he has had work done  on the Buckhorn, B. & M., S. J. M. and  Annie Maud, the showing on all are very7 encouraging, particularly on the Annie Maude  where a shaft has been sunk fifteen feet on a  ledge   showing  three feet of high   grade  ore.  A contract has been let to sink fifty feet  further on the same property. He has also  some very promising property on Hall creek,  viz : The Clipper,' Lookout and Purple  Queen. On the-Clipper parties are at work  sinking a fifty foot shaft, and a like contract  will be let on the , Purple Queen this coming  week. We take great pleasure in extending  to him our congratulations on being the  owner of such promising property, and trust  that future development may meet the ex-  pections which his industry and enterprise so  rightly deserve.  Mr.Joseph Hunter, M. P. P.,   has   returned  to Victoria from Cariboo, a He has been superintending the immense engineering work that  the Golden River Quesnelle, Limited, are doing  for the purpose of wrorking the bed of the river  for gold.    Tl^dam, which is   760   feet  long,  which practically backs up the river and   lake ,  in one huge reservoir  many   miles long,   will-',  be ready in about   three months.      When the  gates are closed and the water held back there  will be some seven miles of ground below that  ma3' be worked.      Periodically the   gates '-will  be opened and the pent up waters   when   they  have risen high will be let loose to relieve, the  pressure and then the operation will be repeated.  This   is   probabty   one    of  the    largest    and  most  daring enterprises in  British   Columbia.  It is practically7   damning   up nine  thousand  square miles of water, for four months in the  year, and during   which time the natural bed  will he worked for  placer gold.    The banks,  Thk Economist is informed, are exceedingly  rich, and may produce an immense amount of.  gold.    The plans  for this enterprise were prepared by H. P. Bell, and were passed upon by  the most eminent engineers in England.     The  subscribed capital of the company^ carrydng on  the work is $1,750,000.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The regular meeting of the city council was  held on Monday7, Sept. 20th. There were  present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Dow, Gilker, Hillyer and Teetzel.  The finance committee reported recommending the purchase of the Nelson Electric Light  Company7's plant, providing the company  agrees to dispose of its franchise and plant  within a y7ear for a sum not to exceed $40,000.  The report was received on motion of Aid.  Hiltyer seconded byr Aid. Gilker.  Accounts   to   the   amount of   $51.50   w-ere  ordered paid.  On motion of Aid. Teetzel,seconded by Aid.  Hillver it was   resolved   '' That   the   chief of  police be instructed to notify all   squatters   on  public  streets and alle37s   within   the   cityr   to  vacate the same  by November   ist   1897."���  Carried.  Lapoinf & Farley7 wrote asking for a crossing at the corner of Vernon and Ward streets.  Theo Madson and others asked that the  sidewalk on the north side of Baker street  between  Josephine   and   Ward   be   raised   to  grade  A letter was received from  Judge Forin re  squatters on Baker street.  Adjourned until Wednesday, Sept. 22.  mm - m^mi^\mKti��mmmmmmmiXlSSmil^SmilM!MiM^SSk  is^r^^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  7  LOCAL NEWS.  No  services  will  be'< held  in   the  English  church on Sunday  next  as  the  vicar  will be  taking part in the Harvest Thanksgiving ser-  a vices at Kaslo. a    a ;      a   "  All lots in blocks 78, 8S and 89 have been  withdrawn from the sale of government property to be auctioned by Chas. A. Waterman &  Co., on October 7th.  A high class musicale will be given by Voor-  hees and Davis in Carney block, under auspices of Ladies' Guild, On Monda37 next.  Plan of seats can be seen at Larnbnt & Pettin-  gill's drug store.  The export of ore and other goods for the  past week was $92,905.07. This includes the  products of the- Hall Mines, Ltd., Noble Five1  Mining and Milling Co., Washington Mining  Co., Payne Mining Co., White Water mine  and Kootena37 Ore Co.  R. J. Steel, representing the Sons of England Benefit Society, intends calling a meeting  shortly for the purpose of making arrangements for the instituting of 'a lodge-in Nelson,  already having secured many names. Any  Englishmen wishing to j oin may do sd by ap-  plyingto Mr. Steel.  A general meeting of the Fhiglish church  congregationwill be held on Wednesday evening, September 22nd, at 8 p.-.m. in the church.  The business of receiving-plans and estimates :  for the new church .will be taken up and con- .  sidered. All members of the congregation,  ladies as well as gentlemen, are invited.  An   interesting  case came up  before   Judge  Drake   last   week.   -A   man    named   Daniels  sued the Gold  Hill  company and  directors to  set aside a conveyance of the Gold liill mine  by7 the directors to. a man   named Doneen;     It  was registered, here as a foreign company7, and  the  transaction took place  in Spokane.    The  evidence   showed   that   according   to   United  States"lawv the  directors would have power to  make such a  conveyance, but  under the British   Columbia    Act   they   could   not.    Judge  Drake held   that the   British    Columbia   law  would govern and gave a decision  in favor of  plaintiff.     The judgment will be appealed.     J.  H.   Bowes, of Bowes  &   Senkler,   for   defendant,    and    F.    M.    McLeod,    Rossland,     for  plaintiff.  The garden party given by the members of  the English church on Wednesday7, the 15th  inst., was a grand success in every7 wa3r. The  total receipts amounted to over a hundred  dollars and after. pa37ing all expenses the37  realized a clear balance of $87. The services  of the Nelson band were engaged, but owing  to serious illness in the neighborhood, had to  be dispensed with, much to the regret of the  managers. Instrumental and vocal music was  rendered by Mrs. Whalley7, Mrs. WThitne37,  Miss Stuart, and Messrs. R. M. McDonald  and C. B. Winter. The following is a list of  the ladies who presided and the work the37  had in charge :���Work stall : Mrs. Troup and  Mrs. McFarland. Ice cream : Mrs. Whalley,  Mrs. Hodgins and Mrs. Akehurst. Tea : Mrs.  Cummins and Miss Scarlett.     Fortune telling:  Mrs, Pedlar. Palmistry : Miss Little. 'Cigars,:  Miss Dorothy Cummins. Flowers and sweets:  Madge and Esther McFarland,. Joy7 and Betty7  Johnstone, and Wynona Troup.  L O C A L A N D P R O VIN CIA L.  PERSONAL,  John Dean was is town from Rossland.  EV J'., Co37le, of Vancouver, is in Nelson.  E. Fletcher, pest office inspector, Victoria,  is in Nelson. 'a  H. Findley7 and William Gill, of Victoria,  are in the I city.  Robt. Carley, of ,Carle37 & Peel, has -gone,  over to East Kootenay. . .7 ���  Frank Fletcher and family have gone to the  coast for a month's visit.  Sam Mighton- and Geo T. Tuckett are  travelling through the country on business.  Geo. Tuckett,'the Hamilton tobacco manufacturer, spent a few days in Nelson this week.  Mrs. Barrett, sister-in-law of general foreman Barrett of the smelter, has come to Nelson to. reside.  Pa J. Russell, representing the Parson's  Produce company-, is making a tour through  East Kootenay7.  Miss   Man7 S. Webb, of Montreal,   reached,  ���.':Nelson yesterda^a     She. is a sister of Mrs. Al.  Stewart, and   is'= a runsician of considerable repute in the East. ���  A COMPLAINT.  To the Editor :���In Saturday's issue of the  Nelson papers I see that the Kootenay Lake  Hospital Board are entering an action against  the city re water pipe. Don't you think it  absurd for a Board of Directors who are  handling money7 donated by7 the citizens of  Nelson, to enter into . an action against the  city wrho are handling the city7 money7, merety  to enrich taxpayers at their expense.  .Subscriber to Hospital and Taxpayer.  BUSINESS NOTES.  P. Burns & Co. are enlarging their premises  on Baker street, on account of the steady-  increase in business.  H. A. Prosser has purchased the business of  the Nelson Blacksmith Co., and is prepared to  do blacksmith work of all kinds, making a  specialty of horse shoeing. Corner of Lake  and Wrard streets.  Trelford and Stannard have opened a men's  furnishings establishment in the McKillop  block on Baker street. The}- are both well  known in this city. Mr. Stannard was formerly7 with a large dr\7 goods firm at Nanimo.  Meetings have been held at Golden and  Donald at which resolutions were passed asking the Dominion Government to make an  examination of the route via the Columbia  River valle}7 as the most feasible all-Canadian  route to the Klondvke.  Dr. Manly, of Stockton, Cal., has taken��� up  his residence at,Grand,Forks, B. C.  It is announced that the regular .trips of the  S. S. Kokanee to Lardo are about to be  abandoned.  Collihgwood Schreiber,'-'deputy minister of  railwa}7s, is to make an official inspection of  the route of the Crow's Nest Pass railway7.  .The''Montreal Gazette publishes the statement that the Merchants Bank of Plalifax will  establish branches in Vancouver, Rossland and  Nelson,   a  Mr.''Heweft'"Bostock, M. P., was banquetted  at Fort Steele oh: Monday7 evening 03- the  Board of Trade, and several matters of local  importance were brought to his notice.  Grand   Fc-1s  is  excited  over   a  breach of  promise suit   .11 Which   prominent people  are  the principals.     In  the absence of particulars  the-   Boundry    Creek  Times     withholds    the  names until next week.  7 PI. Brown, late of the International hotel,  Fort Steele, who started for Jennings with  considerable mail matter including $650 in  Montana state warrants, is reported to have ,  come to grief at Big Island, where his boat  wras wrecked and everything on board lost.  ���In; our issue of last week appeared a letter  over the signature of Seneca Ketchum, at  which the postmaster of Deer Park has taken  offense. From what we can learn, we feel  convinced that Mr. Ketchum's letter contained insinuations that were uncalled for, and  The Economist  is further convinced that so  ,^ ;' ... ^  far from being a badly conducted postoffice,  the one under the control of Mr. Luxton- is  everything that the requirements demand.  The Okanagan Ptour Mill at Armstrong has  recentty been fitted out with a complete fire  protection plant which cost over $1,000. A  tank with a capacity of 10,000 gallons is filled  b>7 two steam pumps, and a quick firing combined boiler and pump has also been put in.  which pumps the water from the tank at, a 200  gallon per minute gait, and throws a stream  through a two inch hose some 30 feet over the  top of the mill's tall smokestack, which is. 77  feet from the ground.  POETS  IN  CAMP.  Sunset creek, on Goat river in the West  Kootena37 district was the scene of a great rush  during the past summer, owing to the fact  that it was reported to be rich placer ground.  There was not, however, more than fifty cents  per da\- made b\- any of the adventurous  spirits who went in, but there were poets in  the camp. Written on a slab of wood, fixed  to the stump of a tree appears the following,  which   was   copied b\-   Pete   Smith,  of Trail :  Once I whs gently told  Of Sunset creek and nil  its gold.  How 11 man with a common spoon  Could dig out gold and get rich soon ;  Excited, of course, by snclv a tale,  I shouldered my puck and took the trail.  And landed here with a deep, deep sigh,  i-'onie son of a gun must hnve. told a big lie.  '- ���^^anmmummmmms^Wm^Sl   1* ���  ^rr^  t^ST �����-  �� "H1 �� 1       f*m 1  -IT-.J-.  A     _ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  WOMAN'S KINGDOM.  A clever and well-known author,  under the non de plume of "A  Speculative Bachelor, has written a  book entitled, /'Shall Girls Propose ?" Apart from the delightful  sense of humor which prevades,, the  little work in most portions., sa37s  Will Bostwick Franklin in the New  York Sunda37 Mercur37, the evident  seriousness with which certain  aspects of the subject are touched  upon seems strangely significant.  It   'is   really  true,   as   has   been  averred, that we are   on   the   brink  of. a�� great   revolution   in   certain  unwritten law7s of custom ? Are our  girls, strong,   helpful,   courageous,  relf-reliant, yet gentle withal,   and,  as  a rule,  oh, so womanly! to set  an example at which the old world  ma3'-   pause " wonder-stricken���and  end b37 following ?    In other words,  shall    the   proposal    of   marriage,  which for   so   many7   centuries   has  fallen solely7 from the  lips   of man  to maid, now- become reversible and  the man asked  in   all  sincerity   by7  the maid to walk with her in bonds  hy7menealtill death do them   part ?  Are the fiats of tradition to be thus  set at nought   and the  conventionalities of romance violated ?    Is the  poetic and fancied leap y7ear   privilege  of the fair   sex   to  become   a  stern reality ?    Must the plot of the  future novel be based on the theory7  that woman must woo  and win the  hero and not the hero the   woman ?  The   possibilities   of the   case  are  simply7 astounding   and   carry   one  away7   on  a   torrent   of speculative  fancy impossible to describe in cold  type.  There can be but little fear of  mistake, however, on the part of  the girl who determines to propose.  A woman's intuitions are generally7  correct and prove her greatest safeguard. In love affairs she is never  very7 uncertain on what ground her  feet are treading, and the knowledge proves an efficient weapon.  The time and the place will alway-s  be apropos and the words fitly7  chosen. As an illustration of this  one recalls that touching scene in  Mrs.   Edwards' charming   novel of  could misinterpret cries,  why should you go?"  stooped   to    conquer,''  author-���" stopped   and  happiness of her life.''  propose ? *>.  "Stephen,  "She  had  say7s ���������'.. the  won   the  Shall girls  a  Licence Authorising an  Extra-Prbvincia 1 Company to Carry on Business.:'  "COMPANIES ACT, 1897."  Ladies,     gentlewomen,     sisters,  lend   us   your   ears.       You   have  adjured high heels   and   tight  corsets,   bustles   and  bangs���some   of  you;    you    have   gone,    on    short  rations, of tea  because it made you  so nervous ; you have also taken to  masculine exercises of a mild kind;  and now7 we suppose that you think  37ou have radically  reformed  yourselves.     But not so.     The cruel rub  is yret in store for you.      Listen   to  what   M. Jules Simon has to say7 in  The Revue de Famile :  *' ." Do   not  consider   what  I   say7  hereto be merely a jest or a   fancy7.  The mirror  has   its   influence   on  health    as   it   has   on   coquetterie.  The nervous, faddy7,  hypochondria-  chal woman creates   maladies,   and  existing   ones,   in   sub-  the   domination   of  her  mirror,    which   she   invokes   as    a  witness and consults as a plwsician.  If she   can  free  herself  from  this,  she diminishes her nervousness, her  anxiety,     absorption    in      herself,  which compels: her by7 always look-  augments  mitting to  ing into the glass,  to   analyze and  question  least changes in  herself   concerning     the  _ her   face   and the  faintest sensations she may have.  * * * Briefly7, the mirror should  only- tell you whether y7our toilet is  neat and whether you follow the  rules of hygiene ; if it becomes an  instrument by7 means of which you  augment y7our maladies and your  nervousness, exaggerate y7our fads  and indulgence in y7our hypochondria, abandon it at once. Look at  yourself from a distance in a glass,  if y7ou like, but do not go near it."  Will y7ou pulverize your mirror ?  The great charm of the Oueen of  Madagascar is said to be her tin-  conventionality. She chews tobacco,    drinks     champagne,     uses  palm   oil   on   her   hair,  wears   five!  English life,    "Stephen   Lawrence, \ thousand dollar Worth costumes, at I  Yeoman."    Hero  and   heroine   are  the   same   time   going   barefooted,  about to part and for the last time. | and is a  member   of  the Orthodox  He  loves her  passionately,   devot- \ Congregational Church.  edly,  and   y7et   faucy-ing   himself  a j    little   lower  in the social scale than j      One thing that surprises  the vis-  she, dares not ask her   to join   her I itor to   Nelson   is the   surprisingly7  lot with his.    Suddenly, when hope \ large number   of   stylishty dressed I  has almost fled, she turns and with j women.      This speaks volumes  for  out-stretched hands and with a look j the dressmakers of the city,  in    her   eyes   that   only a   dullard | Claire.  '",'���' Canada,  Province of British Columbia.  No��l 97.  THIS-is to certify that the " Py  'Limited,"  ramid Koote-  is authorised  within the  nay Mining Company  and licensed,to carry  on business  Province of British Columbia.  The head office of the Company is situate at  No. 36, Lime Street, City of London, England.  The amount of the capital .of the Company is  ��50,000, divided into 50,UU0 shares of ��1 each.  The head office of the Company in this Province is'situate at Nelson, British Columbia,  and J. 11. Mackintosh, whose address is Nelson,  British Columbia, is the attorney for the Company.  The objects for which the Company has been  established and so licensed are:���  a.J To acquire and work-'certain' mineral  rights in British Columbia* upon the terms of  an agreement to be entered into by the Company7, the draft whereof is set out iii the Schedule to the Articles of Association of the Company, and to enter into and carry such agreement into effect, either with or without modifications:  [b.] To purchase or otherwise acquire any  grants, concessions, leases, or setts, easements,  or interests in lands, waters, mines, minerals,  mining or mineral claims, mining- rights and  other hereditaments in British Columbia, and  any property, real or personal, -moveable- or  immovable, for purposes incidental thereto or  to any other objects of the Company:  [a.] To prospect and search for', get, win,  work and raise within the area aforesaid copper or other ores, metals, minerals' or substances, and to carry on the business of miners  millers, smelters, arid workers of any processes  in the production, reduction and making merchantable, of ores, minerals, metals, metallic  products, supplies of water, merchants, and  manufacturers and workers of any minerals,  metals, articles, and things used in, or in connection with mining, -milling, smelting, and  other processes aforesaid, or any of them:  [d.] To search for mines and ."minerals, and  to acquire and-grant licenses and other rights  and privileges for the purposes of, or in respect  of, tiie search for or winning and getting of  copper or other ores, metals or minerals:  [E.j To purchase, take or lease, or in exchange, hire, or ^tnerwise acquire any real or  personal property, live or dead stock, or any  easements, rights, privileges, or concessions,  or any interest therein, necessary or convenient for the Company's business, or for developing or utilizing any of the Company's property, and to explore, work, and develop the  same:  y.) To acquire, erect, construct, or hire and  ma-.ntain and v, ork, any buildings, plant,  engines, machinery, fixtures, mills, roads,  railways, tramways, canals, creeks, shafts,  ditches, or other works which may be necessary or advisable for tlie purposes of the Company a  [G.v] To undertake and carry into effect all  such financial, commercial, trading, or other  operations or business in connec tion with the  objects of the Company as the company mav  think lit: .   '  [h] To acquire any inventions capable of  being used for any purpose connected with  any of the businesses or operations of the  Company, or the license or right to use the  same :  Ji] To amalgamate with any other company  having objects altogether or in part similar to  the objects of this Company/or.to acquire and  undertake the whole or any part of the business, property and liabilities of any person or  company carrying on any business which this  Company is authorized to carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the purposes of  this Coupany:  [j.] With the sanction of an extraordinary  resolution of the Company, but not otherwise,  to pay for any property or business purchased  or otherwise acquired in shares (to be treated  as wholly or partly paid up, or debentures or  debenture stock of the Company, or in money,  or partly in shares or debentures or debenture  stock and partly in money, and, with the like  sanction, to accept in payment for .any part or  for the whole of the property of the Company  sold or otherwise disposed of, shares, bonds or  debentures of any other company or companies :  [k.] To improve, manage, develop, let, underlet or sell, or otherwise dispose  of,  charge or  deal with, in   any   manner   whatsoever,  all or ���  any part or parts of the property  of the  Com- i  pariy, or any rights or easements in or over the !  same: j  ( l.) To acquire by original subscription or \  otherwise, and to hold and sell, or otherwise i  dispose of, shares, stock, debentures, or deben- j  tare stock, or any interest in the revenues or I  profits .of any company, corporation, partner- \  ship or person carrying on any business cap- i  able of being conducted so * as directly or \  indirectly to benefit this Company, and, upon j  any return of capital, distribution of assets, or j  division of profits, to distribute such shares,  stock, debentures, or debenture stock, among  the members of this Company in kind:  Or.3 To borrow or or raise money for the purposes of the Company, and to execute and  issue bonds or debentures, or debenture stock,  to bearer or otherwise, mortgages and other  instruments for securing the repayment  thereof, or for any other purpose, with or  without charge upon all or anv of the property  of the Company or its uncalled  capital,  and  upon such terms as to priority or otherwise as  the Company shall think fit:  fN.$ To establish or promote, or concur in  establishing or promoting, any other company  whose object shall include the acquisition and  taking over of all or any part of the property,  assets or liabilities of this Company, or shall  be in any manner calculated to enhance, either  directly or indirectly, the interests of the  Company, and to acquire and hold shares,  stock,' or securities of or guarantee the payment of any securities issued by, or any other  obligations of any such company:  To.> To   lend,   invest,   and   deal   with    the  moneys   of  the    Company   not  immediately  required   upon   such   securities,   or   without1  security, and in such manner as from time to*  time may be determined:  [p.j To make, accept, indorse, and execute  promissory notes, bills of exchange, and other  negotiableinstruments:  [q.j To apply for, obtain, accept, adopt, and  carry into effect, any Acts of Parliament, provisional orders, concessions, contracts, grants,  decrees, powers or privileges, which, may be  deemed necessary or desirable for faci Hating  the objects or any of the objects of the Company: ..;.a  [r.j To procure the Company to be registered  or incorporated, or otherwise domiciled, empowered, represented, or recognized in British  Columbia:  [s. To hold in the names of others any property which the Company is authorised to  acquire, arid to carry on or do any of the businesses and acts and things aforesaid, either as  principal or agent, and either by trie agency of  or as agents and trustees for others:   ���  (T.) To remunerate and make donationsa'by  cash or other assets or by the allotmentof fully  or partly paid shares, or in any other manner)  to any person or persons, for services rendered  or to be rendered, in introducing any property  or business to the Company, or in jDlacing or  assisting to plate any shares, debentures or  other securities of the Company, or for any  other reason which the Company may think  proper:  (U.) To execute and do generally all such  other things as the Company may at any time  consider conducive to trie carrying out or  attainment of the above objects or any of  them:  Given  under  my hand and seal of office  Victoria,  Province of British  Columbia,  29th day of June, one thousand  and ninety-seven.  T.L.s.1 ," c. Y..WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  at  this  eight hundred.  Assessment   Act and   Provincial  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of West Kootenay District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes le.vied 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.  ITiree-quarters of one per cent, on tiie assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely,Upon such excess, when the same, is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over 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 80th 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 percent,; 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.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  Rosa and Belle Mineral   claims, situate in  the  Nelson Mining Division of  West  Kootenav  District, and   located  on   Skilet  Creek,   oil  North Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate, No. 88,581, John A. Quinlan, free  miner's  certificate   No.   1,344 A,   and  .John A.  Coryell, free miner's certifidate  No. 81,209, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  te the mining recorder, for  certificates  of  improvements, for the purp-&se of obtaining crown  grants of the above clai'ms.    And  further take  notice that action, under  section   37,  must  be  commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1S97.  I   fi  ������"*M"^MBMUBaM8MI^^  iv^FFmipmwxm^pmt THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  m  3aU  AINSWORTH.  SpeclarCorrespondence of The Economist.  This camp is at the present time  in a very prosperous condition, and  if the price of silver goes up..higher  we will have big shipments from  here this winter and fall. The  big shippers of Ainsworth at present are a "The Black Diamond,"  ''Tittle Phil" and "No.'-i"'' mines.  Those   mines ' are   efBcientty  man  aged by John Pa Miller for the  "Black Diamond," C. Cummings  for the "Tittle Phil" and Xeander  Shaw for the "No i."  Stevenson concentrator is sretting:  o ,  nearly finished so far as the carpenters are" concerned, and the aerial  tramway to the ' 'Highland'' mine  and the "Black Diamond" is now  in process of construction.  It is expected that the Pilot Ba}7  smelter will start up about the  middle of next month.  Although the mails arrive here  as late'some evenings as 8 o'clock,  the popular and efficient postmaster,  Dr. Henry, distributes the same immediately7 upon their arrival, which  is a great convenience to the public  Your correspondent was out at  the "Tariff" mine the other day7  when he looked upon about five  hundred tons of the finest ore that  it has been his privilege to see.  This mine belongs to the Grant  Omaha people and is capably7 managed b37 Br3ran Guest.  Miss Hanson, of Kaslo, has been  enjo37ing a visit at Ainsworth for a  couple of day7s.  Chief Ranger���Bro. John P. Miller.  Past Chief  Ranger���Bro.   F.   L-  Fitch.      a''���';'.  Physician���Bro. Dr. Larnbert. ,  "Vice Chief Ranger���Bro. W. H.  Davison.  Recording    Secretary7���Bro.    W.  R. Jarvis. '  Financial Secretary7���-Bro. W, P.  Freeman.  ��� o ,  Treasurer���-Bro.  Leander   Shaw.  Chaplain-���Bro. Frank Heap:  Superintendent Juvenile Court  Bro. Chas. Larsen.  Senior Woodward���Bro.   R.   M.  Beeman.  Junior Woodward���Bro.   Angus  McDougall.  Senior Beadle-���Bro. Frank Clapp.  Junior    Beadle���Bro.      Johnson  Henniger.  Trustees���Bros. C. A.   McLellan  and Bro. W. Lingard.  After. the installation was over,  a pleasing feature was the presentation of a complimentary address to  J...H. Falconer, D. S. CaR, copies  of which were ordered to be forwarded to Dr. Oronyatekha, Supreme Chief Ranger, and John A.  MeGillivray, -O. C., Supreme Secretary7, Foresters' Temple, Toronto.  Bro. J. P. Miller, who was  elected to the highest office in the  Court, that of Chief Ranger, is the  popular manager of the '' Black Diamond" mine, and Bro. Leander  Shaw, who was elected to the  office of Treasurer, is the manager  of the "No. i" mine and concentrator. In the hands of these gentlemen, the Court should achieve a  great future.  arsons  9  roduce  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  Wholesale Dealers an Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Poultry  ���'..;��� and Cured Meats. a���.'..'.'-a  The largest handlers of these goods in Western Canada.  Alb warehouses under perfect S37stem of cold storage. Full  stock carried at Nelson, B.C.     For prices write or wire  P.J. RUSSELL, Mgr Nelson Branch Parsons Produce Co.  -OF-  A    very   large     and  influential  Court of Foresters was organized  and instituted in this place, last  Wednesday evening by Jas. H.  Falconer, Deputy Supreme Chief  Ranger of the order.  The instituting ceremony was  commenced Monday7 evening and  continued Tuesday afternoon. On  Tuesday evening a grand ball and  banquet was given at the Anglo-  American Hetel. The arrangements end supper reflected the  greatest credit on Mine Host McLellan as well as his Chef White-  ford. Dancing followed and the  party broke up at 3:45 a. m. by7  singing "Auld Lang Sy7ne."  The ceremony continued on  Wednesday7 afternoon, and was finished in the evening, when the following officers were elected and installed :  C.   D.    Chief   Ranger-  McAulay.  In accordance with instructions from the Hon.   G.   B.   Martin,   Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, MESSRS. CHARLES A WATERMAN & Co. will offer for sale by public auction at the Court  House, in  the City7 of Nelson, on ;  Thursday, Oct. the 7th, at 2 o'clock p.m.  the remainder of ths Government tovvn lots in the original tpw'ns'ite' of  the City7 oaNT^syi, with the ex2ep':i:>:i of the l^ts comprising block forty-  nine (49).    (Lots in block 8S and 89 withdrawn).  All lots will be sold subject to an upset price ranging from $100 upwards.  With respect to lots upon which squatters have made substantial improvements, the purchasers of the same will be required to pay7 to the  Government, for the benefit of the squatters, the appraised value of the  improvements thereon.  TERMS OF SALS���Twenty-five per cent (25 p c) of the purchase money cash, and the balance within thirty [8Uj days from the date of sale.  On the failure on the part of any intending purchaser to complete the purchase within thirty  [30] days, the deposit made at time of sale will b$ foriaited and cue lots will be again offered for  sale.  For mans showing the location of the lots to be offered for sale, catalogues of the same, and  further particulars, apply at the office of  CHARLES A. WATE  Nelson, Sept. 7th, 1897.  & CO.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  -Bro.   D.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to make the following appointments:���  7th September, 1S97.  Henry F. Horrocks, of 27, Clements Lane,  London, England, and  Albert Edwin Brayne, of the City of London, England, Esquires, to be Commissioners  under the "Oaths Act, 1892," for taking affidavits in and fWr the Courts of British Columbia.  John Black McKilligax, of the City of Kaslo,  Esquire, J. P., to be Police Magistrate within  and for the said city, vice Ebon E. Chipman,  Esquire, resigned.  NOTICE.  We hereby.give notice that at the expiration  of thirty days we intend to apply to the Board  of Licensing Commissioners of tiie City of Nelson for leave to transfer the license now held  by us for our saloon, on Lot 4, Block 1, Nelson,  to E. C. Cordinglev, of said citv.  Dated August 30th, 1S97.  1-41 CALKIN A:  SMART.  esale and Retail  Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and Tobacconistsr Sundries  -SOLE OWNERS JOF-  Notice    of   Application    for    Certificate   of  Improvements.  Titanic, Young, Grouse, Young  American and  Sultan  Mineral claims, situate  in the Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay District, and located near  Burnt Creek, North  Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as  agent  for W. H.  Young,   free  miner's certificate No.  87,534, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for ,he purpose of obtaining  crown grants of the above claims. And further  take notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of Septemper, 1897.  THE FINEST BRAND  MADE IN CANADA  four Dealer  re,   North   of  re,  South Side  olesale  Sto  r  Street,   Nelson  Baker Street.  M  Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents.  j Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  | Wheat Manna, W. J. Pendray's Soaps, M. R. Smith & Co's  |   Biscuits, Etc.  | NELSON,  B. C. P. O.  Box 498.  jn ���  ib���  mmmmmzm1,  -rr���tt  "i,,"V'-*"!,'i--r  v -.,, - ,.3i.--.^,.,..  v,....rT,�����.T,.rVii >���*:.��- . T'-.r.T*1 IO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  n  HUMOROUS.  Bobby���' 'There was a new boy in  school torday-." Bingo���" In 37our  class?" Bobby���" I guess not! I  licked him with one hand."  Mrs. Wiggles���"Was that a good  box of cigars, Ephraim, that I  bought for your birthday?". Mr.  Wiggles (craftily)-���<f I never saw  a better box."  Lulu--"You should get him to sign  the pledge before you marry him.''  Babs���" Why, he doesn't'drink !"  Lulu-���' ��� Noi but he may be tempted  to later." a .  Fluoroscopic possibilities: Miss  Anode���" Why did she break the  engagement ?'' Miss Cathode��� ���'. 'I  believe she saw something in him  she didn't like."  " Ball one !"   yelled the   umpire.  '' Good   eye !"    shouted   Chimmy.  "Strike one!"  the  umpire  called.  " Dat's his odder  eye !"   exclaimed  (i Chimmy.  T. S. Gore.        H.Btjrnet.        j. H. McGredor  GORE, BURNET & CO.,  Provincial and   Dominion  Land Surveyors and Civil Engin eers.  Agents for  Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  NELSON,  -    -    -   British Columbia  e  For the Finest Line of  and Domes  S, J,  Gal! at Postoffice Cigar Store  CLEMENTS 4VND HILLYER. BLK .  Room 6, Nelson, B.C.  TO TRADE FOR  Nelson City Property  Or business iu Nelson :  A Southern California Olive ranch, also property in the City of San Diego.  A good chance for any one desiring to locate  in Southern California.  Victoria Hotel, September 21, 1897.  Fred Goodwin  wishes  to   inform his numerous  friends and acquaintances before they start for  Apply to  cCuSSoch,  Real estate and Mining Broker, Baker street  Opposite Silver King-Hotel, Nelson, B. C.  Cb     E��b  Esa iobb Bon    B       a    EniB  DEALERS   IN    ,  %JI %Jr m j  That he is Selling Trail  Creek Beer at  Twenty=five  Cents a Quart.  Manufactured by  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., Etc,  BAKERSTREET,  (In premises latelv occupied by  A. McDonald &  Co.)  NELSON, B.C.  e   Kootenay   Brewing,   IVSaiting   and  Distilling Company, Limited.  VIENNA      BAKERY      RESTAURANT  For the Very Best Meal at the Most Reasonable JPrice ours is the place.  Every description of Lunches put up to order. We are now prepared to  jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Earts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, cfcc.  Wedding Cakes a specialty.  The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also a fresh  supply of Fancy  Candies.  R. HURRY, Proprietor, Baker Street, Nelson  ��  9  FIRST-CLASS  Dollars Per Day and Up.      -       Everythin  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,    SAMPLE ROOM FREE.  Lapolrtt & Farley9  A Magnificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Spring wear. A special feature of Fancy Worsted  Sui tings   High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  ��  . NELSON,  B.C.  olesale and Retail  Head Office;  Nelson, B. C.  Markets at  Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandon,   Rossland and Trail  T  SPARKLING.  THORPE & CO.  AROMATIC.  TELEPHONE 60  Awards for Merit World's Fair.  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  v\  (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRY)  roceries  and   Provisions.    Small Store, Small  Stock, Small Profits.  ?���  out Patronage Solicitet  We wish to direct your attention to our  See Our Leader Suit  See Our Special Suit  $7.00  $5.00  -������~^i���n���anas���^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  J��wa  m  m  THE EDMONTON .ROUTE.  Two  y.qiihg    Englishmen    who  have travelled for three -years over  the Yukon district and have done  well are now in Winnipeg and are  warning prospectors against going  via Edmonton. One said: " I don't  believe a man would reach the  Yukon diggings in a year, no not  in eighteen months, going via Edmonton route. About the last sta��-e  of the Edmonton trip would be'down  the Porcupine river. At the end of  the Porcupine trip the traveler  would then have to go back up  stream between three and four hun:  dred miles,,with a six-mile current  against him all the .way, to reach  . the gold district. Besides, he would  encounter-     almost impassable  swamps and rapids, and if he ever  got through at all would, have the  toughest kind of a. time. The Edmonton route will be all right when  they build a railroad a over it," continued the gentleman with a laugh,  " but I imagine it .will be some time  before that is built. Meantime, I  would advise people who have any  thoughts of it not to risk the hazardous trip via Edmonton."   NOTICE.  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  firm of Buchanan ifc Wilson.  Said partnership has subsisted since the 1st  July. 1S97, and we are the only members of said  firm.  Dated this 21st day of September, 1S97.  A. 0. Buchanan,  C. J. Wilson.  Notice   of   Application    for   Certificate    of  improvemsnts.  U. B.���L. 2018, G. 1���Mineral claim.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. I  Where   located:���About   one   and   one   half J  mites west from the Nelson and Fort Sheppard j  railway at Hall's water tank.    . ake notice that  I, W. A. Macdonald, acting as agent for W. I-I. j  Sherrod, Free   Miner's   Certificate   No.   81993.  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining'B.ecbrder for  a Certificate of Improvements,   for   the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Gr'ant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such'Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th dav of September, 1S97.  W. A.'Maci onald.  Notice   of   Application to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek;  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 160  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1S97.  J.NDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.  ���All Kinds of���  fuitsi  U  gars ano  Allan Campbell, Bakers! Br'dg, Nelson  educed   Rates*  fo, uoors tast ot ros  l.e.waEditi6n.s.a Ar.ri  )ai!  We are up-to-date with   Colonial  Eibraries.  Mining Books for Prospector,  Assayer and Mineralogist, always  on hand.  Any book not in stock procured  to order.    ��  nompson stationery io., l1UI,  NELSON,   B.  C  Dominion and  Frovincla*  Land S  Ipp. Custom House J  Ison,  ALBERT MI-SLONKA.  Ihoe  s  i and Repaired,  Hail  Street, Nelson, B. C.  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  elson Blacksmith Co��  H. A.   PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  All kinds of Miners'  and Workingmen's Furnishing Goods  for  sale.  EVERYTHING CHEAP FOR CASH.  Court "Mines," Ainsworth B.C.  .,' Meets everv'Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., at  Henry's hall. Donald McAuley, G. D. S. C.  Ranger.;.John'Milles,'Chief Ranger; Leander  Shaw, Treasurer.'; W. R. Jarvis, . Recording  Secretary; W-m. P. Freeman, Financial Secretary.   "Visiting brethren cordially invited.  < Court Kootenay No. 3138, Nelson B. C.  Meets first and third Wednesdays in the  month in the Odd Fellows hall. Officers: F. W.  Swanhell, G.D.S.C.R.; M. McGrath, C. R.; J.  Mowat, W.C.R.; W. B. Shaw, R.S.; W. Hodson,  F.S.; W. H. Graham, Treas.; J. R. Green, Chap.;  E. C. Arthur M.D., Phys.; A. Shaw, P.C.R,   . j  PATTERSON    &   .STEEPER" |  Successors to J. Madden. i  Miners Li very and   Feed   Stable!  A     a      : -I  Opposite Roya!    Hotel,'  Stanley   Street      I  a  NELSON,."      ���  > ��� B. C.      .    j  ?n?iraTi..��^.i;-wwwjfyqi  IS .PUBLiSHXD EVERY WEDNESDAY  AT-  When raia in  if not iii 'Advance,  $1,50  $2,00  WATCH THIS  We are  opening   in  McKHSop Block.  TRELFORD & STANNARD  We are now ready for business in the  ck, Cor Stanley and E  r Sts  Our Drug Stock  is complete,   and we are opening up a   full   line of  stationery.  An inspection of our Stock and prices is respectfully invited.  14-A  mXl  ^mmmm^mmimmmmm^mmmimmgmimmsmsw^sxims^m  T^vii��-Trr^��r^:a^^7=r^7^/^^^  TTCSS^^.^^ 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  iff  London, Eng.  Victoria, B. C.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  Kootenay Branch,  DRY GOODS*  ':=      Nelson, B. G.  LIQUORS-  Russeil's "Victory No. I". Brand.  Sheffield Made Drill Steei.  Sizes ���%; %; ks-  This Steel is guaranteed equal to any ; save your money by writing  for quotations.      ������..'������  citing a continuance of your fa-  :'S  HUNGARIAN "and " OGIL-  The season   for  upon us, and we are  to   inform    our   pa-  that we are to   hand,  having j ust received direct from  is now  pleased  t r o n s  with it  The Jas. Stewart Manufacturing 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 OUEEN HEATERS.     Give us a call.     Satisfaction guaranteed  Lawrence   Hardware   Co  Telephone 21  Baker Street, Nelson, B.  c.  rand View Hotel.  Deer Park, EL G.  (Lower Arrow Lake.)  Headquarters for Prospectors  and IViiners for the Arrow Lake  District.  Unexcelled Deer Shooting.  Excellent Fishing and Boating.  Most picturesque and comfortable camping grounds in the  Kootenay.  HERMAN KNORR,  Proprietor  8897  THE  1897  ��� HAS    (1) THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF RE-  serve for the protection of policy holders being  the o-.ly Canadian company that has provided  this security from its inception.  (2) THE LARGEST SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS of any Canadian company at the  same stage of its existence, being 20 "per cent  higher than anv other company.  (3) THE LOWESE DEATH* RATE of any  company in Canada at the same stage of its  existence.  HAS NOT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death Claims unpaid.  General Atrent Kootenav District, NelsonB. C,   j  ��>YOU KISSED HE!"  Yon kissed me! My heal  Dropped low on your oreast  With a feeling of shelter  And infinite rest;  While the holy emotions  My tongue dared not speak  Flashed up in a flame  From my heart to my cheek.  Your arms held me fast;  Oh! your arms so bold!  Heart beat against heart  In their passionate fold,  Your glances seemed drawing  My soul through my eyes,  As the sun draws the'mist  From the seas to the skies.  Your lips clung to mine  Till I prayed iu my bliss  They might never unclasp  From the rapturous kiss.  You kissed me! My heart  And-my breath and my will  In delirious joy  For a moment stood still,  Lifejiad for me then  No temptations, no charms,  No visions of happiness  Outside of your arms,  And were I this instant  An angel possessed  Of the peace and the joy  That are given the blest,  I would fling my white robes  Unrepining down  I would tear from my forehead  Its beautiful crown,  To nestle once more  In that haven of rest���  Your lips upon mine,  My head on your breast!  You kissed me!   My soul  In a bliss so divfne  Reeled like a drunken man  Foolish with wine;  And I thought 'twere delicious  To die there, if death  Would but come while my lips  Were yet moist with your breath;  If I might grow (-old  While your arms clasped me 'round  In their 'passionate fold.  And these are the questions  I ask day and night:  Must lips taste no more  Such exquisite delight ?  Would you care if your breast  Were my'shelter as then,  And it' you were here,  Would you kiss me again?  TOTAL DASLY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS'" wall. hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'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 will be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is full}'guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewrn.  with our special red white and blue twine.  In thanking you for your patronage in the past, and in soli  vors, we take this opportunity of informing you that " OGILVIE'  VID'S GLENORA " have been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties gluten and starch to produce the 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. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices wail at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.   Yours truly,  OCILVIE MILLING   COMPANY.  C. til". LEISHMAN, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  R. B.  ESNOUF,  Importer and Dealer in  Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Silver Plated War e  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons, Restaurants and Families.  Upholstering and Repairing.   Mattresses Made to Order.  VERNON STREET,  NELSON, British Columbia.  NELSON HARDWARE CO.  Hardware, Stoves, Ranges and Fu.naces  The latest addition to our stock is the  A new and beautiful wood Cook Stove.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  P. O. Box 63  T'S  ECONOMY  To buy Cheap Shoes for the children to go to school in.  They are harder on shoes than grown people and consequently need the best you can buy. We have just received a large stock of shoes,  REGULAR SCHOOL SHOES  They will be sold at prices that are 'way down, quality  considered.  Hungarian,  A. ^v J.  General flerchants  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with ever^nthiug in the Grocery  Line at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crockery is complete, marked at living prices.  Economy, Shorts,  Superfine, Chicken Feed,  Strong Bakers, Bran, Chop.  The ORanagan Flour Wilis Company, Ltd, Armstrong, B. C.  ��� \fd  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  7.*a  ..^iJummMMIMMmiMililMt^^

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