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 With  which  is incorporated THE  NATION, of Victoria, B.C.  VOL. II.  NELSON,  B. C.,   WEDNESDAY,   SEPTEMBER 14,   1898.  NO.   10.  THE NELSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley  Publisher.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:    .  One Year to Canada arid United States $2.00  If paid in advance.  1.50  On�� Year to Great Britain  2.50  If paid in advance  2- 00  Remit,by Express,-Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, or  Registered Letter.  " '      \ ~ (r  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully,  aolicited.  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which, will be made known on' application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests oi*eaders will be carefully guarded against irre-  spohsibl|^Prsons and worthless articles.  PUBLISHER'S NOTICE.  THE NATION, of Victoria, B. C.,  lias been consolidated with THE  ECONOMIST. All subscribers to  THE NATION will be supplied with  this paper. -      ���  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The Liberal-Conservative convention, recently held at Vancouver, was without exaggeration the most notable political gathering  ever held in the province of British Columbia  ������notable from the fact that it inaugurated a  new era in the division of provincial political  parties, and, more noteworthy still, because it  gave the contradiction direct to the oft-repeated assertion of our Liberal friends that  the Liberal-Conservatives were so split up  with internal dissensions as to be beyond  reconciliation. The spirit of conciliation that  permeated the deliberations of the convention  was a most forcible illustration of the forbearance that exists among Conservatives when  old party principles are at stake. We do not  propose at this time to discuss the platform  adopted by that convention. It was so comprehensive that greater time and space will be  required to do it justice. That it met with  the approval of all was best shown by the  hearty unanimity with which it was adopted.  It seemed to fully cover the ground over which  the Conservatives will march to victory.  Those portions of the resolutions condemning  the Liberal administration were well-timed  and strictly to the point.    In another respect  the recent convention is entitled to special  distinction. We refer to the high character of  thecspeeches delivered. Each district of the  province contributed at least one good  speaker, and we have no doubt our friends on  the coast were enlightened as to the character  of the men who are now building up the great  interior. Incidentally they may have learned  something of the resources of the Kootenay.  From any point of view theconyention was a  great success. In its general results it may  be said to have been most harmonious. On  many points the delegates differed, but when  ���the resolutions before the convention were  finally adopted all joined in giving three  hearty cheers for the Liberal-Conservative  party, and closed, as every Conservative convention should close, by . the singing of the  National Anthem.  While every one regrets   the disaster   that  has   recently    overtaken    New   Westminster,  there is a  lesson  taught that   will not   bring  consolation to the hearts of the prohibitionists.  It is the  miraculous and   pathetic   escape of  Hogan.    Hogan, we would   gather from   the  reports,   was   and   is a saloon-keeper in New  Westminster, and-ut is reasonable to infer that  Hogan is   a native   of   poor unfortunate   old  Ireland.    Moreover,, the   supposition is, that  Hogan, being driven from home   and country  by the iniquitous and  oppressive laws of the  land, migrated to New Westminster, where the  people enjoy   a comparative  amount of freedom,   the   statements   of   John    Winchester  Brown    to     the     contrary   notwithstanding.  After various ups and downs, which   have  no  particular bearing on the motive of this story,  Hogan engaged in the liquor   business���in   a  small way at first, but quite extensive enough  to   meet   the  immediate requirements of the  bibulous   inhabitants   of   New Westminster.  Time went on, and Hogan   prospered.    While  the churches, supposed to be the  special   objects of the protection of  the Deity, were   indifferently patronizd, Hogan's saloon had customers by the score.    In justice   to our   hero,  we frankly confess that this  condition of  affairs did not make Hogan proud, nor had   he  an unkind word  to say about  the churches.  This is   the more strange from   the   circumstance  that   the   righteous   members   of the  church   ever   and   anon   predicted   that the  wrath   from above would  one   day  descend  upon the ungodly head of Hogan and obliterate with fire and brimstone the man of liquid  refreshments and his saloon. The exact date  of Hogan's visitation, however, was never  fixed. ..  Then came the great fire and Hogan's  triumph. For hours the flames wrought their  task of ruin and devastation. First one  building and then another succumbed to the  fiery demon, until nothing was left but the  churches���and Hogan's saloon. The church  members turned out in full force with pails  and Sprayers, to save the sacred edifices.  Buckets of water were thrown on the buildings and the prayers of the righteous ascended  to the throne of grace asking as a special  mark of favor that the churches might be  saved. The incineration of Hogan was left to  the discretion of the powers above. This  practically reduced it to a test case between  the good church-going people and the ungodly saloon-keeper. In the; meantime, may  we ask, where was Hogan ? The newspaper  reports are discreetly and ominously silent on  this point, but we will answer the interrogation by saying that Hogan stood there with a  smile on his face and awaited results.  But the pails and prayers of the righteous  did not prevail against Hogan's smile. The  flames burst forth with renewed vigor, and in  less time than it takes to write this veracious  story of fire, water, whiskey ^nd* religion, the  churches became a prey to the devouring  elements. Verily, whom the Lord loveth He  chasteneth.  And what about Hogan's saloon! Well,  Hogan is still doing business at the old stand.  Last Sunday, the righteous people of New  Westminster had no place wherein to worship ; but Hogan was behind his bar, we presume, quenching thirst at the usual rate of  ten cents per glass���mixed drinks, of course, a  little extra.  There is a lesson in all this, but The Economist, being evangelistic in its inclinations,  does not feel constrained to point it out. That  task properly comes within the sphere of the  prohibition orator.  C. A. Gregg, who is in some way connected  with the Victoria Times, was in Rossland the  other day, and, through the Miner of that city,  has given the public the benefit of his opinion  on things in general and the political situation in particular. The distinguished visitor,  we are told, " is supposed to be touring the  province on a political mission of considerable  importance."    He is described as " one of the L  I  ., i  ; i.  ���>*  a  a  ' i  a  11-  *f  h.fc?  as  Up  t j  'a  (u- $  II  IH!  Hi  all j.<  I'M ?  lit l  -'it'I ��  If ij{ .a  IP  I  a I ?  II  I?|o"  ISi- (Si  vfc  6V  4!"  ft*  i 4f:  h :.���  (ft ���*'  la*j  irt  U   '  m \  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  leading newspaper men at the Coast," and  with satisfaction it is noted that his great services during the recent campaign are fully  appreciated by the present administration.  Mr. Gregg gives his first impression of the  Kootenays, and in so doing exhausts his  vocabulary of adjectives. In an interview he  is accredited with the following :  " The people on the Coast have read of the  splendid resources of British   Columbia, have  heard the most glowing  accounts  of  the remarkable development of  this  section of the  country, and have thought, possibly, that they  appreciated properly the  illimitable possibilities of the great interior, but none  save those  who  have  personally inspected the country,  have had ocular demonstration of the magnitude and importance of the development and  general   progress  in   this section can consistently claim to be in a  position to adequately  estimate the glorious future which is the ultimate destiny of this great Pacific province."  Having rattled off this unique sentence,  Mr. C. A. Gregg paused to take breath,.and  then proceeded to discuss the political situation. He thinks Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes  was justified in the action he took, yet declares  that " the staunchest friends of the governor  are unable to satisfactorily explain his  action in calling upon a defeated candidate  and ignoring the Opposition leaders." There  is nothing small about Mr. Gregg. He undertakes to speak for the staunchest friends of  the Lieutenant-Governor as well as for the  bitterest opponents of Mr. Semlin's government. " The Turrierites were not only defeated ; they were completely annihilated at  the late elections," says Mr. Gregg. As we  have said, there is nothing small or undecided about this gentleman, and when such  an authority declares that" the Conservatives  have made a great tactical blunder" in determining to force part}- lines at the next provincial elections, does it not seem strange���passing strange���that they should persist in their  course ? Why not, in deference to Mr. Gregg's  opinion, retrace this." tactical blunder ?"  The whole truth of the matter is : Mr. Gregg  is a young man who is anxious to learn the  newspaper business. He has some natural  ability, and, with fair opportunities, should  som day become at least a mediocree newspaper man, if he eschews "journalism." It  will take him some time to live down the  loathsome flattery of the Rossland Miner, but  that he will eventually succeed we have not  the slightest doubt. Most men meet with reverses in their pilgrimage through this lonely  vale of tears. The u interview " in the Miner  is Mr. Gregg's cross. Let him bear it like a  man, and his reward will be all the more com-  mendable when he reaches the newspaper  worker's goal���"the old men's home."  The Los Angeles Mining Review has entered  on its second volume, and it is pleasing to  know that the good work being done in the  mining, financial and other interests of the  g,.eat southwest is being substantially appreciated. A largely increased, subscription list  and a liberal advertising patronage testify to  the good work of the Revieiu.    The  editor and  proprietor, Mr. A. Richardson, tells the following good story in the last number:  " A resident of this city, who has known the  editor of this paper for the last four years, said  to  the  latter   the  other day: 'I have always  known   you,   Richardson,   as   a    newspaper  writer, but I did not know you were  familiar  with mines and mining.'     The remark made  this editor smile, and when he  had ceased to  smile he said : l Well, I suppose I got out here  on this coast so many years ahead of you that  it is not surprising you should know but little  of my mining days.'    And then he went on to  tell that from Williams Creek, in the Cariboo  country,   to   Mazatian,  in  Mexico, there was  hardly a mining camp on the coast he had not  been in.    'Why,' he added, 4I made  my first  money  on this  coast in   1863, in the  Gold-  stream mines on Vancouver Island.    The following year (1864) I footed it up, and footed itv  back, 500 miles, to Williams creek.    The nex  year I went out to Leach river, and from that  time up to 1870, when I went to  Europe and  stayed ten years, I was hardly out of a mining  camp sufficiently long to know how to behave  myself.    Last year I went twice to Mexico, but  as lTdid not get what I wanted, I came back.'  When the editor got through recounting some  more  of   his  experiences his friend, Mr. Henderson, of  the Los   Angeles  Herald, replied :  * Oh, I know better now how it is you produce  so good a mining paper.' "  The electric light system of Nelson has  never been a success, but of late, since the  city has taken over the plant, it has proved a  complete failure. Towards the close of last  winter, when negotiations were being pushed  for the sale of the electric company's plant  and franchise, a great show was made,  intended to give the.ratepayers the impression  that the property was a very valuable one.  Better lights were supplied, and in most instances it was found possible to dispense with  the coal oil lamp which invariably burned in  conjunction with the company's illuminant.  Not alone was the- private service improved,  but arc lights were strung nere and there  through the public streets. All this had the  desired effect-^a favorable impression was  created preparatory to getting the city to  buy ; and the ratepayers are said to have  clinched a bargain with the Electric Light  Co., by a majority of two votes, to take over  the plant and franchise. No sooner had this  been accomplished than the predictions of  those who opposed the $40,000 by-law have  been fulfilled���there is neither the power nor  the plant to supply the wants of consumers,  not to mention public lighting. At Monday's  meeting of the City Council the mayor and  aldermen, who left nothing undone to secure  the passage of the by-law in question, unanimously resolved to disconnect the street arc  lamps and to cut the street mains at the corner of Stanley and Carbonate streets. The  public and private consumers are told that  this is all owing to the *' low stage of water in  Cottonwood Smith creek." We were assured  that the electric light works would be a source  of profit to the city, and that the system could  be extended. This was, however, before the  passage of the by-law. We are now told that  so far from extending the system, it is necessary to cut off public lighting and to substantially curtail the private service.    On   Satur  day night last the city was left in complete  darkness shortly after 9 o'clock. What have  the ratepayers got for their $40,000 ? They  are now discovering their mistake���but too  late.  We observe with some degree  of unfeigned  pleasure  that   Mr.   Hewitt  Bostock, M.P., is  now on a pilgrimage throughout  the interior  of this  province.      Mr.   Bostock's visits are  always something to be remembered.    He is,  perhaps, best   known  as  an orator, although  his ability as a diplomat is entitled to special  recognition.    In accordance -with its time-honored custom of  giving honor to  whom honor  is due, The Economist takes pleasure in pointing  out  some  of  the peculiarities that have  made Mr. Bostock famous as a speaker.    It is  said of this gentleman, as was once remarked  of a distinguished  member of  the  Irish bar,  that he cannot open his lips or raise his hand  without immediately exciting and almost captivating the attention   of  every  man   around  him.    And  again,   like   the  afore-mentioned  legal luminary, there is a peculiar mellowness  and   deep sweetness  in   his   voice, the lower <  tones of which might, almost  without hazard  of exaggeration, be compared to the most delicate   notes  of  a   hand organ, when  touched  with a fine but solemn  hand.    It  is g|jk voice  full of manly melody.    Mr. Bostock's greatest  oratorical effort in the Dominion House, where  he is such a shining light, was on  the  creamery question, with an  incidental  reference to  hens.    We hope Mr. Bostock will favor Nelson  with a visit.  Agriculture is making rapid advances in  Canada. During the fiscal year of 1897 Canadian farmers sent abroad farm produce and  animals valued at $89,863,000. Great Britain  took from us animals to the value of $39,634,-  000, agricultural products to the value of $37,-  688,000, products of the forest worth $15,638,-  000, fish and fish products worth $4,822,000,  and manufactures worth $4,900,000, all the  production of Canada.  Lotta's kick was immortalized, but it had  no greater claim for distinction than what is  now known as the Grit kick. This kick is  becoming popular all through Canada, and is  indulged in more particularly by disappointed  office seekers in the Liberal party.  We fear The Economist has been wilfully  misconstrued in the matter of the comparisons  that have been made between the crime for  which Charles I. was beheaded and Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes' high-handed outrage  in dismissing the Turner administration. The  Economist desires to be understood in this  matter as not thirsting for the gore of the governor ���all it wants, is to know if "His Honor'  could under the circumstances be judicially  guillotined. Should a jury of the governor's  peers, after calm, mature deliberation, conclude that it would be in the interests of constitutional government to decapitate " His  Honor," and the Minister of Justice should  consent to let  the law  take  its course, The THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  tt:  Economist would willingly and gladly contribute its share to the festive occasion by  placing at the disposal of the official executioner a guillotine paper cutter now in use in  this office. We need only remark that the  guillotine in question could be depended on  for doing a clean, decisive piece of work���to  demonstrate that the sufferings of the governor  would be practically reduced to nil during the  operation. The Economist stands for British  justice, and will do everything it can in the  way of vindicating the majesty, of the law.  The Rossland Miner has the   happy faculty,  of being in the  confidence   of  every   political  party in the Dominion. , From time to time it  unveils   the    mysterious   movements   of   one.  party or another���"from a reliable source " or  on " unimpeachable authority."    This time it  announces���" from   a   reliable   souree "���that  the Laurier cabinet is seriously   considering a  plan   for   the_. division   of   the   Yale-Cariboo-  Kootenay electoral district  into two   separate  constituencies.    The Miner adds : " It  is also  reported that this is one of   the   principal ob-  jects of the projected visit to   this province of  the Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior,   and   Hugh   Sutherland, the  well-known  Liberal   of   Manitoba.    While   on   the   trip  Messrs^ if ton and Sutherland will also devote  their��fention to the organization of  the Liberal   party   in   British Columbia."    It seems  rather   strange   that Hugh   Sutherland, "'" the  well-known Liberal of Manitoba,"   should be  engaged ..in. the work of organizing the Liberal  party, but the Miner says   so,   and  what the :  Miner savs must be true.    If   our  contempor-  ary   had   announced   that   James Sutherland  would engage in this work the story might be a  believed.  City Clerk Strachan has left for New Westminster Lunatic Asylum���in charge of a demented man. The trip was generously arranged by the City Council by way of a vacation for their hard-working official. Mr.  Strachan's friends need not fear for his safety  as his charge is not considered violent.  Victoria has done the generous thing in  affording succor to the sufferers by the New  Westminister fire. The city council donated  $1000, to be invested in food and supplies,  which sum was duplicated by private citizens.  Prank Moberly, C. E., who in  1884-5 was  commissioner of police under the Public Works  Act, during the C.P.R. construction from Port  Arthur to Sudbury, is in town.    He says that  it was one of his special duties to enforce  prohibition,   and despite the  fact  that  he   left  nothing  undone to   keep intoxicants  out of  _ the camps, liquor was ever   present.     During  jsix months of 1884-5   a  sum   of  $10,000 had  been spent to enforce the law, and he confesses  that but little was accomplished. Mr. Moberly  was in the N. W.   T.   during  the  prohibition  period, and he pronounces the attempts to enforce the law a failure.     " Of  course "  added  Mr. Moberly, "the people are now much better  prepared for prohibition  then   they   were   in  those days. The rising generation are much  more temperate in their habits, but I think  those who have had experience will favor  temperance, properly inculcated rather than  prohibition-; The. temperance movement is  practicable ;;prohibition is impracticable."  j r  - )  -The assas anation of the Empress of Austria,  revives the oft-repeated aphorism, that uneasy; lies the head that wears a crown. The  deceased empress was very popular, and her  death at the hands of a murderous dago lis  particularly a subject for mourning and regret.  The Rover Creek Boom has   burst.      There  was no Klondvke there. .  The early, closing movement has been practically knocked on the head in-Nelson, The  grocers were the first to break the agreement  owing, it is said, to the expressed determination of one firm to cut loose. The rule now  is to open, when one likes and close at a like  uncertain hour. It is more than probable  that the time of closing will be more or less  regulated by the electric light department.  Four young ladies left town the other, day  for Nakusp, in response to an advertisement  for tie makers. - When they arrived. ��at their  destination they found it was railway-ties, the  workers were wanted on, and that the j-jb was.  not what it was cracked .up to be.  The 'Vancouver News-Advertiser takes the  public into its confidence by . adrnuting that  the N.-A. is the leading Conservative paper of  the province. It is rather strange that this  thing should have been going along for years  and the Conservatives kept in complete  ignorance.  It is about time the vacancy on the bench  was rilled, and it will be to the . lasting disgrace of the Liberal administration if a thorough lawyer is not appointed to that position.  We believe a Kootenay lawyer should receive  the appointment, but it is difficult to hope for  so much justicefrom the present government.  Tnere are too many hungry party office-seekers elsewhere to be reckoned with to confer on  the Kootenays this slight mark of justice.  The announcement that the Hon. Clifford  Sifton is about to visit British Columbia may  have the effect of inducing our people to provide their doors with extra locks and bolts.  If Mr. Sifton's "administration" of affairs in  the Yukon has been as vicious as al'eged, the  impulse that would induce honest men to unconsciously place their hands on their watches  when encountering the Minister of the In.  terior on the highway, might readily be interpreted, and freely forgiven.  The conflagration by which the city of New  Westminster was razed to the ground last  Saturday night and Sunday morning was the  most disastrous in the history of British Columbia. New Westminster was pre-eminently  the city of beautiful homes, and a generous  people. Scarcely anything has been left to  perpetuate   the  story  of  stately   homes  and  magnificent business blocks. The loss is estimated at $2,500,000, with insurance of $1,500,-  000. Twenty-six insurance companies are  interested in the loss. The citizens who suffered so*severely have the sympathy of the  neighboring cities.. The fire is making the  .citizens of Nelson feel uneasy on the score of  ..fire, protection. As matters are at present  there is no.telephone communication with the  firehall during the night, and if the fire department berung up during the day there is  no certainty! of finding anyone there. As  there is not a sufficient pressure of water to  keep the plant at the power house going, there  is reason to fear that the pressure would be  inadequate, in case of fire. ,     '  The citizens of Vancouver have the reputation of., moving with chain-lighting speed  in all their undertakings. They sustained  their,reputation in the matter of furnishing  food supplies for the homeless New Wesmin-  sterites.   ' .. '���  As yet the world waits with baited breath  for an answer to .the News-Adyertiser\s inquiry, as to what Hon. F. C. Cotton will do  in the matter of the decision of the Conservative Convention to introduce party lines into  Provincial politics.  Those interested are   wandering  when   the  wagon road from   Saridon   to the  Queen Bess  basin will be constructed.     Some time ago an  undertaking wa^ given on behalf of the government that if the citizens and   mine-owners   of  the district would contribute half the cost the  work would be done.      The contract has been  fulfilled on one side,   but the government has  not taken action,   although   the   necessity for  such a wagon road is  freely conceded.      But,  then,   there has been a change of government  since the undertaking was given, and this may  account for the trouble.      Such a road as was  contemplated would be of immense advantage  to the district.  That portion of the prayer which reads :  "Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, oh  Lord," finds anew application in Nelson these  nights.  Rossland promises all kinds of sports for  its Labor Day celebration. Rossland is a  great city, but it remains to be seen whether  it possesses a hose reel that can keep within  hailing distance of the Nelson sprinters.  The meeting of the South Kootenay Board  of Trade, advertised for Monday evening, did  not materialize. Only a few members put in  an appearance. There should be more interest taken in Board of Trade matters.  The case of Dr. Arthur v. the City of Nelson  was again before Mr. Justice Walkem at Victoria last week, when argument was concluded.  His lordship's decision, which it is expected  will be given in the course of a few days, will  settle the vexed question of the legality of the  electric light by-law recently declared carried  in Nelson by a majority of two votes. a4  'ft-  x  \U.)Ak  M-M-  a s  *��� a  t aa  if  tpa  f  15  ft  la;  fef  km  mm  If  i~  II  ���  r  m  ii  fit 1;  *  a  so  j  I  ��8!"?  to  If  If  p:  *f ���  If  ���?a  iP  i||t  III  n salt j  if' sv*'-  Sa  ill  t  At  i  111  "|E  Uf  I a   ;|;  THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  HIS LETTERS.  u  We had been  three  months  married, and  lived in the blessed expectancy of a secretaryship which I had been promised on a commission appointed to enquire into some abuses the  government did not want to find out,   but the  preliminaries  dragged,  and   I  found  myself  doomed to a period of enforced idleness which  did not improve my temper, and  I fear  tired  my wife's sorely, for, though happy,   we  were  human.      Our first and,   thank heaven, only  tiff, took place one  memorable day   when we  were both gardening on   a plot of soot-blackened ground attached to our modest dwelling.  In making a border   I bad planted a number  of carnations and picotees   together,  contrary  to my wife's directions, and on discovering the  mistake she said what I suppose   nine out of  ten women would have said. I answered tartly  being preoccupied with bitter thoughts, and so  acrimonious did  our  discussion  become that  Edith went into the house.  After some minutes reflection I felt the childishness of my conduct, and followed  to make  it up.    She was not in the little attic-like boudoir at the top of our mansion, so I descended  to look for her in the drawingroom, which had  doors opening on the  conservatory and   hall,  By chance I choose the first,   and  had almost  entered the room when I heard the sound of a  well remembered voice, and, drawing the portiere aside cautiously, saw my wife face to face  with Arbuscula.  " I daresay you know who I am ?"   the latter was saying.  Edith denied the implied honor.  "Then is your state the more gracious," retorted Arbuscula. " But your husband does,  and that is the chief point. The servant told  me that he was at home." She looked just as  splendid as ever and swept our modest little  apartment with a scernful glance.  " My husband is engaged," said Edith.  " Anything you may have to say may be said  to me."  " Indeed ?" replied Arbuscula.      " Well, I  have got a good many things to say."  My wife folded her hands and,   finding  one  of her gardening gloves on, pulled  it  off and  -threw it on the table.    " Guard 1" thought I.  " And first," continued Arbuscula, " I want  to say that your husband is the writer of those  letters," and she deposited a formidable bundle on the table beside the glove.   " They were  written to me, and you may read them if you  choose."  "I have no desire to do so," replied my wife  valiantly.  " They would interest you," the other went  on. " You could compare them with those he  has, I dare say, written to yourself."  " I fear you misunderstand, though the error is a natural one���for you," replied my wife  considerately.  A spot of light shone in Arbuscula's eye.  " They would be useful," she continued, " if  you wanted to make things h.ot��� for him���as  you undoubledly will."  My wife was silent; Bhe played with her  wedding ring.  Or perhaps you won't care to see them in  public press," the other added viciously. " I  know a literary chap who would dress 'em up  well, they'd want a little draping for a paper  I know of."  " I conclude, then, that the lawyers have  marked 'no case?'" observed Edith, and  Arbuscula glanced curiously at her.  " I do not take my wrongs to a law court!"  she said magnificently.  "In that you show your wisdom," replied  my wife. Arbuscula looked at her again,  with something approaching respect, but there  was a sparkle beneath the eyelids.  "Come, what will you give to  prevent it?"  she asked.  " Nothing," responded Edith quietly.  " He would   be   of   a   different   opinion I"  observed Arbuscula. c  " Hardly," said my wife.   " He is no fool."  " You are the first woman who ever said  that of him," retorted Abuscula.  " I do not doubt it," replied my wife, with  much significance, and the other reddened  slightlj'.     " Under the guard," thought I.  " All women are the same to him," continued Arbuscula, recovering herself. " What  is the difference between you and me? A  wedding ring."  " And all it symbolizes," rejoined   my   wife  soft! v.  " That's a house on a fifth rate terrace, with  only the stopcock for eight of ye, and the lady  next door cuts off the water when she has a  few words with you over the hedge���I know  it!' sneered the other.  " Oh, it symbolizes more," said Edith, but  her tone was weaker. The thrust had gone  home, for the study af hydrostatics had been  forced upon us of late.  "And   whato is   that,   pray?"    demanded  Arbuscula insolently.  " To explain would be to insult your intelligence���and yourself," replied Edith.     "Beat  in carte, lung in tierce!" thought I.  "Oh,   I  am   not   thin   skinned!"   laughed  .Arbuscula.  " I made allowance," rejoined my wife.  Arbuscula's lips became a thin line of   scarlet.      Then they parted, and   she   smiled.     I  knew that she had always   possessed   a  most  unfeminiue sense of humor, but I was not prepared for its assertion at this supreme moment.  The two women stood looking  at  each  other  across the table.     Arbuscula's dazzling smile  lighting her face, my wife's pale, yet never  so  beautiful, I thought, though now, enlightened  by the contrast, I noted the   lines   of anxiety  which had been creeping there during the past  months, and violet shadows  under the  sweet  eyes.     The other gathered up the letters  and  began to shuffle them as one would a pack / of  cards  " You are dying to read them I" she said.  My   wife's   voice said,   " No."     Her    face  was not so explicit.  " Here's one���it's poetry," continued Arbuscula. "It was written for, a stays. 1 invented, the Arbuscula busk���you might have  heard of it!"  " No, it must have been   before  my  time,  said Edith, innocently.  "Possibly you came rather late in the day,"  retorted the other.  " But came to stay," answered my wife.  Arbuscula laughed.     Edith put her hand  upon the bell.  " You surely will not compel me?" she said.  " I have been very patient."  "You'll want all the patience you have i  the good time coming," rejoined the other.  "And you, what will your future be without  patience?" asked Edith.  "My future can take  cere of itself," cried  Arbuscula, laughing a laugh short as the snap  [ of a breaking sword blade.  " I'm a woman with a past, the sort morality humbugs chatter about, but if I had a  future like you by���I'd try to get something  better than the but end of a roue^"  " Using the hilt," thought la  IHMy wife laughed gayly now. "You know  the old adage." she said, "the best husband is  a reformed rake. Men's follies often serve as  beacons to guide them past the other shoals  and shallows of life. Experience enables  them to appreciate things���it is a good light  for a man."  '  "And a useless one for a woman," answered  Arbuscula, with a   sudden   change   of   tone,  " It's like the poop light which shows^tbe foam  upon the reef that has just torn the p^prship^s  side o it���much good, when the masts are  going by the board."  She gathered the letters together.  Whatever had been her purpose in coming, I  could see her grasp upon it was gone. Catching at that moment the reflection of my own  face in the mirror opposite, I was so ill pleased  by the sight that I stole down stairs, hearing  another hacking laugh and the tinkle of a  bell as I went.  I returned to the garden and commenced to  patiently dig up the border, Presently Edith  came out also with an armful of plants she  began to sort, singing a cradle song I much  admired the while.  I went over to her. "I got those carnations up," I said, " but for the life of me I  can't say which is which!"  She ran to the border. " Ah, you took far  too much trouble, dear," she said softly. And  after all your labor too, I'm so sorry!" She  pressed my arm, and the touch covered more  than the words.  " But the line was not straight," I answered,  averting my eyes.  " We'll draw a straighter one now, you and  I," she whispered.  I passed my arm around her waist and  kissed her. She put both her own around  my neck.  "My wife!" said I  " You old goose," she whispered, biting my  ear, " I   saw you   all    the time!"���Black and   g a  White.  )7  Kippeflind���Whist is played a great deal in  India.  Strippling���I suppose you've often played  an India rubber? THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  MINES AND MINING.  ^r  Four carloads of ore were shipped from tbe  Bosun, near Silverton, last week.  The King Mining Co. has acquired the Oro  Denoro, in Summit camp, Grand Forks.  A big strike is reported on the Hootalinqua  |    river, the claims panning from   $6  to   $8   per  day. -.-a   ,   ������������ ^ ,',/-.;  P. S. Van Courtland has transfered his interest in the Anaconda on No. 2 Creek to H.  P. Shaw.     '   r  ; A gang of men has been put to work oh the  Myrtle, one of the claims of the Tom Payne  Go. at Ymir. (  Work on the Gopher has been resumed, and  it is intended 'to continue operations and  establish a mine.  A contract has been let by, the Hall Mines  Co. for another fifty-foot tunnel on the Lone  Star and Equator.  The Nip and Tuck Co. have taken a lease  of five acres of ground on Perrv Creek, and  propose to operate it.  The tunnel on the True Blue, near Kaslo,  is now in some 140 feet, and the ledge may be  tapped at any moment.  An important strike has been made on the  Rio Grrande���a 26-inch vein Of ore, running  $60 to the ton in gold and silver.  The Alberta shows that there are three feet  of ore of good shipping grade in the face of the  tunnel at a depth of 250 feet below.  The special meeting of the Good Hope Mining & Milling Co. Ltd., hag been adjourned  till Monday, September 19 at 4 p. m.  Crown grants are being applied for for the  Eastern King and Western King, on Lake  mountain, a few miles south of Rossland.  The Langley Bros, are engage! running a  100-foot tunnel on the Blue Grouse property.  The ore is a quartz carrying copper and gold.  A rich strike of copper is reported on the  Big Three, in Horseshoe Canyon, East Kootenay. The Hall Mines Co. is operating the  property.  The Cariboo Gold Fields Co. is working in  the bed of Williams Creek with a hydraulic  elevator, and doing so well that the plant will  be increased.  Besides considerable clean ore the force on  the Emily Edith are taking out about five tons  of first class concentrating ore per day, says  the Silvertonian.  There is   a   great   deal of  prospecting and   ,  mining going on at the head of  Barrett creek,  and some  very  rich   specimens are produced  from thfct quarter.  The trail to the Evening   Star  near   Slocan  City having   been completed,   the   machinery  ffor working the mine is now on the ground and  is being placed in position.  There is talk of the Heather Bell Co. resuming operations in the near future. The  company owns the Heather Bell on Mackay  mountain, Sullivan creek.  The Iron Horse, adjoining  the Virginia, in  the Rossland camp, has been practically taken  over by a Montreal syndicate, who have  acquired 95 per cent, of the stock.  Last week the Centre Stiar was formally  handed over to the Gooderham-Blackstock  syndicate. There was a banquet in the evening, which was a very happy affair.     >  Full assessment work ha3 been done on the  Algonquin group, Christina Lake. Three  hundred feet of shafting and tunnelling has  been done, and extensive surface work.  A rich strike is reported from Silverton.  Frank L." Byron is the fortunate one. On the  Bristol claim in the Congo group he has encountered a 12-foot vein of fabulous richness.  A strike of over a foot of c'ean ore has been  made in the face of No. 4. tunnel at the Corn-  stock mine. This tunnel is now in a distance of  560 feet, and has a vertical depth on the vein  of 480 feet, ''a  -a  The bond on the Edinburgh and Essex  claims, held by G. H. Dawson, was taken up  last week and the cash paid over. The property lies below the Wakefield mine on Four-  mile creek.  Messrs Johnston Bros, have made a splendid  find on Prixie Creek, on the south fork of  Horse Thief Creek. There are something  like 13 inches of rich clean ore, of high grade  on the lead.  Three Chinamen, working on Will iams  creek, opposite Barkerville, are said to be taking out 60 ounces of coarse gold per day. The  old-time excitement is now being renewed on  the famous creek.  The sum of $2,000,000 for the purchase of  the Centre Star mine in Rossland has been  deposited with Cashier T. M. Hodgens, of the  State Savings Bank at Butte. The st >ckholders who sell out are principally Butte people.  Arrangements are being made to reincorporate the Virginia as a provincial company.  The Virginia Gold Mining Co. was originally  formed under the laws of the State of Washington. When this is done work will be resumed.  The B. A. C. have .purchased the Fred,  better known as the Copper World, and two  other small fractions, containing 13 acres in  all. The Copper World lies to the west of the  Great Western property, which is owned by  the B. A. C.  The other morning a pack train of 15 horses  left the Salmon beds to inaugurate the shipment of ore from the mine on Toby Creek  owned by Messrs. Kimpton and Starke. An  order has been sent to Calgary for another 15  pack outfit for the work.  The new trail to the Wakefield mine is being rapidly completed and will be in splendid  shape for shipping over before snow flies. This  mine wiU send out upwards of 2000 tons of ore  this winter. Extensive improvements are being made to the buildings at the mine.���  Silvertonian.  The average of the assays from the bottom  of the 234-foot shaft of the White Bear is $46,  and the character of the ore is almost identical  with that of the Le Roi at a depth of 350 feet.  It was the opinion of   Captain .Hall, the lat  superintendent of the Le   Roi, that   the main  vein of the Le Roi passed  through   the White  Bear ground.  The Golden Era is informed that the galena  property on Toby Creek, owned by Messrs  Ki rap ton and Starke, is one of the best things  in. the district. There are 3 feet of solid- ore  in the lead, and the lucky owners intend  shipping. If more owners would adopt that  course, instead of waiting for buyers to turn  up, it would be better for the district and its  development.  One of themost important strikes ever made  in the   camp, says   the   Rossland  Miner,  has  just been encountered   in   the  Columbia-Koo-  tenay mine.     The discovery was made in No.  4 tunnel, 380 feet   from   the   mouth   and   200  feet from the surface.     The crosscut   entered  the vein from the hanging wall, and although  the tunnel has been continued over 14 feet the  footwall is not in   sight   and   nothing   except  solid, mineral is'exposed.      Nine feet of this   is  high grade ore.      The yield of the   pay  streak  runs in 16 assays from $17.80 to $112 in   gold  and copper.  One of the most valuable   mineral   deposits  in this'section of the country is known  as the  Dibble group, situated in a gulch of the Rocky  moi n ains, about |ten miles from Fort Steele ���  It was discovered by James Dibble in the fall  of 1890.    The  ore  is a   grey   copper, carryi lg   .  gold, silver and copper.    The country rock is  porphyritic  slate and   Talcose   schist.    There  are five claims in the group, on all of which is  a   good   showing  of   mineral.    This   property  was  recently  sold to  the   Slocan  Silver-Lead  Syndicate, of Fort Steele : Hon.  G. E. Foster,  M.   P., is   president   of   the   company.���Prospector.  HER SECRET.  You do not know me���you who smile and say  I have no heart but what is pulseless das'-.  Ah ! friend of mine, so lately found and lost,  You do not care, nor stop to count the cost  Of words so meaningless, or at the best  Half uttered as a thoughtless, idle jest.  You do not know me���you who judge me so,  Nor give me credit.for a heart below  The witless chatter and the mirthless laugh  That hide so much beneath my friendly chaff.  You men Avith careless mien and freedom grand  May hold your hearts upon your open hand  ���Not so with us, who half unconscious hide  Our thoughts and feelings in the folds of pride.  An so with candor that provokes my smile,  And in your lordly way���that errs meanwhile���  You say with others who have thought and said  " Poor thing! with lifeless heart and soul so dead,"  And pity me, who to you all unknown,  Have neither mind or brains, but heart alone.  The Critic:    Miss Hilda Cowham is said  to  have succeeded to the mantle of the late Aubrey Beardsley.     Miss  Cowham's  peculiarity  seems to lie in the drawing of children's  legs.  She  substitutes  twisted   pipe   stems   for   the  sturdy limbs that   nature sometimes  bestows  upon extreme  youth,  and  her  audacity   has  attracted attention worthy of abet'er art. Per*  haps after Mrs. Cowham has once caught her  audience she will drop her eccentricities and go  in for real children's legs, for after all they are  much more serviceable than unreal ones.  Rimnvi p  \n  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  i\ I  'ifl  1    *  ai�� * '  l"*o ���  ; !  ; \  11  A  i t  . i  * !  **  1  ���|S|  1   ���  u  /t  O'  il  '4  0;  (i  r   3  a  H  21  If  a  t  ti  I  -1.  ?' H.  >il  I: f-i  ia4  i?  *-, ��  11  it  111!  %  i   I ft  it  18 ���  If  >H  i,; t;  ri >*  ft      .     rS  , r  a  LARRY'S    LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, September 11.  Deer' Tim,���I didn't hear any more from me  yung famule frend K T since I.'V'siiit her the  brake-it-off varses that I was telling ye about  la.st week, an' I'm hoping she wont strike me  wid any more ov her bright ideas. She sint  meself back the varses wid the letters O I C,  U M T brain writ across. K T is" a woman ov  letters���but Katie caught on.  The moonioight   excursions are over,   Tim,  for as I was telling ye last week the noights is  getting to be a bit frosty, an' there's more comfortableness about frost on land than on water  any noight.       But we're having   a nod dance  now an' agin occasionally.     Meself was going  to won ov thim the other noight, an' wanting  a clain shaive,   ov coorse  I wint to  the   Star  Shaving Parlors.      But every   chair was full,  an' says meself, "How long 'ill I have to wait  for me turn .?"'..���    "Only a   few   minutes, Mr.  Finn," says won ov the barbers,   "an' there'll  be a vacant chair, an' there's no man in town  what's better able to fill it than yerself." " Ye  needn't be after waiting for me," says another  ov thim, "for lis meself what has  a big contract in hand."    " What moight it be ?"  says  meself.       "Sjh a ving    the    Red   Front,"    says  he ; an' shore enuf,   who should be sitting in  the chair laffing behoind a big lather ov soap  but Billy Caldwell   ov the   Red Front grocery  store.    All the raizors wor dropped whoile the  boys took up the laff, an' thin another ov the  barbers said he had the best raizor in the land.  "It cant bait moine," says the chap what was  shaving the Red Front.      "Oh, yis,   it can,"  says the other, says he, " for I shaved the Bank  ov Montreal   and the Phair Hotel   wid it this  morning."    Then they begin to tell quare tails  about shaiving,  an*   be the   toime   they   got  thro' wid me own purty face 'twas as clain as  me conscience.  There's a grate dail ov  travelling   going on  now, Tim, an' whin meself goes to see a frend  off or meet a frend coming in, the partings an'  laive-takings makes the tears ov sorra flow to  me eyes as I realize that we've no abiding city  here.      The  other   morning   up   at  the   Red  Mountain railway station I seen   a hard parting betune a black an' whoite couple that was  good enough for a snap shot ov a kodiac carrier.      The ebony yung   woman was in a bad  way about her departing pale-face, an' took to  embraising him agin his will, an' the more he  tried to shake her off the   more she   held  on,  telling him,   " I want ye ma heney, yis I do."  Well,  Tim,   the train was about to start, an'  they wor all aboord   but the  darkey's  frend,  an' he was struggling to get loose.      A few ov  the boys ran up to separate thim,   an' as they  thrun the poor chap into the   last ear on  the  moving train bis colored lady sobbed out : "He  am off ter Ymir, an' won't be back to Monday."  Well, Tim, when I heerd how far he was going  an' how long he'd be away,  I laft at the yung  woman that I was going/to cry for.     The trip  from here to Ymir is about as far as from Kil-  macow to Mullinavat in owld Ireland.  An' talking ov Mullinavat, Tim, whin I was  there the town used to be lit up be tallow can  dles every noight the moon an' stars worn't on  duty. How is it now, Tim ? Herein Nelson  we're suppost to have electrick loights, but ye  can nevir tell when you'll have thim or whin  ye wont. The other noight there was a sick  man going to sign his will whin the loights  wint out, an' he nevir recovered from freight.  There's the loight gone agin.    Good noight.  Larry Finn.  CITY   COUNCIL.  The weekly meeting of the City Council was  held on Monday afternoon, Mayor Houston  presiding, and Aldermen Gilker, Hillyer, Ma-  lone, Madden andTeetzel being present.  The following letter was read from ex-City  Solicitor Elliott,0 addressed to the city clerk ���;"���.  "Dear Sir���I have to acknowledge receipt  of yours of the 8th inst., and have to ask by  what authority you write me in this matter ?  With regard to handing over any papers in  my possession, I absolutely refuse to do so until my costs are paid. I am willing to give  any information in my power to the city's legal  representative in order to protect the city's interests, and the use, under conditions, of any  papers necessary, but beyond this I will not  go. I am also ready and willing to hand over  any moneys in my hands to the proper authorities upon settlement of my costs."  The Mayor said that when the electric light  by-law was protested Mr. Elliott came into the  office and carried off the original and petition  ���.���'"-���documents.that should be in the possession  of the city clerk. Again, in April last, without  any authority from the city council, Mr. Elliot  secured an order at Victoria by which $700  lodged in court, in connection with the Improvement Co 's claim, was handed over to bim  as city solicitor. This he lodged to his own  credit, and toe council knew nothing of this  until his dismissal. This money he still retained, as well as the public documents, and  says he will hold on to them until his alleged  claim be paid.  Aid. Hillyer : I move that the Mayor be  authorized to notify John Eiliott that he be  given 24 hours to return the money and papers,  and if he does not do so within that time, to  take the necessary steps to secure their return.  Aid. Malone seconded the motion, which  passed.  A letter was read from Fell & Gregory, barristers, Victoria, stating that they were unable  to find out what action the council intended to  take in reference to the claim of the Nelson  Land Improvement Co. for trespass. If they  did not hear something definite on the subject,  the letter stated, they would be obliged to take  action.  The Mayor explained that the company  claimed $5,000 for alleged damage to their property. Mr. Elliott had been instructed to in  form them that the only basis of arbitration  would be as to the land actually used by the  city.  It was decided to authorize the Mayor to  communicate with Messrs. Fell & Gregory on  the subject.  A communication was read from the Provincial Board of Health calling attention to  section 35 of the Public Health Act, and pointing out that it was no  longer  admissable for  the city council to   name the  local  board of  health.  A communication was read from the Public  Works Department, Victoria, setting forth that  no time would be lost in securing a transfer of  the recreation grounds from the railway company, and forwarding a deed of same.  The Mayor said that while in Victoria re-  centlv he looked into the matter, and found  that the railway people were going back on  their original agreement, and declining to exchange the land on the then accepted terms.  A letter was read from Messrs. Bowes &  Senkler asking that the agreement between the  Hall Mines and the city for a supply of water  be carried out.  The Mayor suggested that the matter be deferred, as there was at present no water to  spare. He added that if they undertook to  supply the smelter and a fire were to break out  in the city, there would be great danger.  After some discussion it was resolved that  owing to the low stage of water in Cottonwood  Smith Creek, the city electrician be instructed  to disconnect the street arc lamps and cut the  street mains at the corner of Stanley and Carbonate streets, the city clerk to notify the users  of electric light thus cut off of the reasons  therefor.  Aid. Hillyer thought it disgraceful to have  the city in darkness, as it was on Saturday  night last.  Aid. Malone : We cannot supply the whole  city, then let us supply half of it. If we can  only supply one hotel let us undertake nothing  more.  The Mayor explained that there was not  water power sufficient to keep one dynamo going. The only remedy would be to secure a  steam engine.  Aid. Madden suggested that some of the  creeks further up might be turned in.  The Mayor said that would cost $7,000 or  $8,000.  Aid. Malone suggested that a night watchman be appointed to assist Chief McKinnon  now that the public lights were to be turned  off.  This was agreed to, and the mayor was authorized to make the appointment.  The City Engineer reported in favor of a  road to the new cemetery following the route  of Kootenay, Robson and Fall streets.  It was decided to adopt the recommendation and proceed with the work at once.  An application was received from the secret  tary I. O. F. asking upon what terms the  order could secure two acres of the cemetery.  It was decided to defer action until until  the grounds be platted, when certain sections  will be sold by auction.  The mayor was authorized to communicate  with   the  mayor  of   Westminster,  tendering..t  sympathy and  support, if necessary,. in th5&::''  troubles over the recent conflagration.  The city clerk was commissioned to escort a  lunatic named John Mills to the Westminster  asylum.  A number of accounts having been passed  and miscellaneous business disposed of, the  council adjourned.  Q  cfr:; THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ery  Pack and saddle horss's furnished on shortest   notice.  Open day and night.  Telephone 67  Queen Automatic Refrigerators  Lightning  Ice Cream Freezers  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, with JSlectric welded wire hoops  ISSa be   sure  To Eastern and European /points. To Pacific  Coast, China, Japan, Australia and the rich  and active mining districts of  p --kLONDYKE   AND   THE'-YUKON  TOURIST ��� OAKS  Models of comfort  Pass Reyelstoke daily to   St. Paul |  Daily (except Wednesday) to  Eastern points  aokeis and  Satisfaction -Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  9  !9  4" w*s  is I  inmiiiTrsnnrnfflh ���;  "VANCOUVER and KELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nels��n.  ; co'N;WECT|b..Nsr-v  To Rossland and main land points :  Daily -       .-Daily  6:40 p.m.  leaves ��� NELSON��� arrives 10:80 p.m.  Kootenav Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str.  Kok&nee.  Except Sunday ' Except Sunday  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson:  Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.  7 a. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 10 :S0 p. m.  Makes outward coinjection at Pilot Hay with  str. Kokonee, but inward such connection is  not guaranteed. Str. calls at v/ay ports in both  direckons when signalled.  Slocan City, Slocan Lake points and,San don  Except Sunday Except Sunday  9 a.m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20  p.m.  Ascertain  Present Reduced  Rates.  Full information from nearest local agent or  from GEO. S. BEER, city agent, Nelson, 13.C.  We beg to inform the citizens of Nelson that we are now in  a position to supply all kinds of ./bread, pastry, etc., on  shortest notice.     Free delivery to any part of the city.  W. F.-Anderson^  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Diat. Pass. Agent,  Vancouver, B.C.  LOCAL  AND  PROVINCIAL.  It is reported that G. Rury has made a valuable discovery of gold bearing ore on McMurdo  Creek.'  The prohibition movement was started in  Nelson on Monday night-, b^y a meeting of  those interested at the Baptist church.  It is currently reported that the night  watchman (a new appointment) will be supplied with a dark lantern, but no uniform.  Ten acreB of the new cemetery have been  cleared, and work on the roadway leading to  the last resting place will be commenced  forthwith.  A number of children attending the public  school go barefooted. There is no necessity  for this, and when it be done from choice it  {becomes very objectionable.  By next month the Pacific division of the  C. P. R. will be extended to Lagan and this  portion of the road will then come under the  jurisdiction   of  Messrs.    Marpole   and    Dus-  cheney.  The foundation stone of the new Roman  Catholic church will be laid on Saturday next,  it is   expected.   When completed   the  edifice  will be the mast commodious R. C. church in  the interior.  The Prospector says that   a , strong   English  "syndicate are seeking a charter for   a   railway  from the vicinity of Elk   river,   up    the    east  side of the   Kootenay   valley   to   Fort   Steele,  thence north to Golden.  The Presbytery of Kamloops district is meeting in Nelson to-day and will be again in session tomorrow. Rev. Dr. Robertson, superintendent of missions, is in attendance, and will  this evening address a meeting in the church.  The largest pieces of plate glass in Nelson  were yesterday placed in position in the new  block of the Lawrence Hardware Co, on Baker  Street. To either side of the main entrance  are windows with a sheet of glass measuring  10 by 9 feet.  The work of enlarging the public school is  progressing favorably. The building at present is seriously overcrowded. One teacher  has ninety pupils in her class, and so tightly  packed are the little ones that their parents  declare they are being crushed out of shape.  Sewer pipe is distributed in various sections  of the city, ready for laying as soon as the excavations are made.    A great deal   of rock is  bain* encountered, which delays the progress  of the. .work. On the Ward Street section Contractor MoEucheriv encountered quicksand,  which occasioned a great deal of trouble.  Referring to the death of Ml*?.. Hume, mother  of Hon. J. Fred Hume and Horace Hume, of  Nekon, a Fredericton, N.B. newspaper, says:  kC  Mrs. George Plume, who has been ill for  some weeks at the residence of her daughter,  Mrs. Wesley Vanwart, died early this morning. The deceased was a widow of the late  Geo. Hume, of this city, and sixty-two years  of agta Her children are Mrs. Vanwart, of  this'city, Mrs. George Balmain, Woodstock ;  Mrs. Frank Thompson, St. Louis, and Hon.  Fred Home and Horace Hume, of Nelson.  Among the recent visitors to Nelson were  George L. Courtney, late of the passenger service of the C. P. R., but now traffic manager  of the Esquimalt <& Nanaimo Railway, and  W. H. Langley, of the legal firm of Martin &  Langley, Victoria. They have been hunting  biff game in the. interior, and have had many  hair-breadth escapes by land and water. Mr.  Langley will write a book on the scenic grandeur of British Columbia, showing wherein  the rugged effects of Arrowhead lake and river  excel those of Switzerland and other places of  minor importance. The foot-notes and fish  stories will be in Mr. Courtney's handwriting.  I'W!1 .<a  111  IBa  il. ia:  Hf.fl  ; a ��� l--  at --'A--  a?  aa-  ,�����,..;���.  o  a t'-l'  sin-  i-AA  �� |"; it ������  M: & ���  if  If  ���t-s  I  1  IT  M:  V.'-.  Ba.--?-i:fi-  ���.��..  j.  ill  Ul:M a  aija  !���';��  *t&:  iMr-s^ri'-j'w  Hflff-:  lirNfaa  re J  i; e;  f.  Ai\h  bf:/  I?  I;  a <  <��  .h  j  i;'t  a.'  la  I  .;o  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  C. A. Gregg of the Victoria Times  came over from Rossland last night.  E. C. Davison, of the Yungling  Brewery Co., Trail, was in the city  this week.  Miss Victoria Pitt, of London,  Onti, is at the Hume. Miss Pitt  has been engaged by Mrs. Mc-  Laughlin, the milliner, as trimmer.  The Crow's Nest Railway construction is now across the summit,  and it is expected that by the end  of the week the train will not be  many miles from Goat River  Crossing.  The Copper Queen, on Morning  Morning, is being vigorously  worked by the Baltimore Mining  Co., and with very encouraging results. The property is being surveyed for Grown grant.  On the True Blue, recently acquired by the Hall Mines Co., the  tunnel is in 150 feet, and sinking  operations are being continued, a 4-  foot ledge of black copper engaging  attention, running 17 per cent.  A force of men were put to work  on the  Ethel H.  and Investor -pro-*'  . psitie-, lying near the Silver King,  on Friday last by H. J. Phaira  There  are   two   shafts   down   to   a  cdepth of about 30 feet, and at bottom some beautiful ore is found.  On the Ethel H. it runs $60 to "the  ton, principaUy copper and gold,  and on the Investor $40.  Mr. Hugh R. Cameron, of Nelson, has been appointed sole agent  for the Connecticut Fire Insurance  Co., of Hartford, Conn. The Connecticut is an old-established company, incorporated in 1850. Mr.  Came) on can write the policie-  bere at tl e time the application is  taken. This insures the applicant  from the day the application i<  made, thus effecting a saving in  time not afforded by any other  company doing business in the  Kootenay.  At 4 o'clock this   afternoon, just  as   The   Economist  was  going  to  press, a man in  an apparently dying condition   was brought   to the  General   Hospital.    The unfortunate fellow is a   Frenchman,  known  as   Joe   Peppin, who   for the   past  couple   of  months   has  been   employed on the Lawrence Hardware  Co's new building  on Baker street.  He is   a   bricklayer by   trade, and  is      a      single        man.        Peppin  is   much    addicted  to   drink,   and  would   have    been  dismissed  long  since   by   the   contractors   for   the  Lawrence block were it not that he  is a first-class workman.    About a  week ago the  job was through, and  Peppin was   paid   off.    Since then  he has been on a continuous  spree,  and   a  couple of  days  ago disappeared   irom   town.    Nothing   further was heard of him  until  today,  when   he   attempted  suicide, .^near  the Poorman mine.    When discovered   the    unfortunate ��� man     was  bleeding profusely   from   a   wound  in the throat, but further examination showed that   more  serious injuries   had    been      self-inflicted���  that he had  likewise attempted to  disembowel himself. Medical assistance was promptly summoned,  and it was decided that the only  hope of saving the man's life was  to remove him to the hospital,  which was done at once. There is  little hope of the man's recovery.  Peppin, is! about 45 years of age,  aiid is well known in Nelson.  m  YMIR.  , (Special Correspondence of The Economist)  Work on theTamarac will shortly  commence with a larpe force of men,  Messrs. Danby & Parker having  sold in one block 350,000 shares of  the stock to an English syndicate.  The Tamarac is oneOf the most promising properties in the camp, and  it is safe topredict will soon become  a shipper.  Your correspondent visited the  Big Paten group, at the head of Porcupine Creek, last week. For the  amount of work done the showing  ia good, but a large amount of money  will need to be spent before the property can properly be called a mine.  Work will shortly be started on  the Hancock group by A. B. Buck-  worth, who is .-managing the property for a Scotch syndicate.  Ymir will hav* a mineral exhibit  at the Spokane fair that will be a  credit. At a mee- ing on Monclav  evening, Di.ug; 1 Gam��-r<m was  selected to accompany the ex hi hi*,  : -n.i a �� he is f a m i 1 i a r with them a -  jo.rity'of properties in this f-ection,  he may be relied upon to d��> justice  ������'���to them.  CERTIFICATE OF   IW!PROVEDENTS.fa  "Hillside" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located:���On the east side of Giveout  creek, and is the eastern extension of the  " Bodie " claim, on Toad Mountain.  Take notice that I, A. G. Gamble, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 13592 A, agent lor Edward  James Bulmer, Free Miner's Certificate No.  20639 A, intend, sixty days after date hereof, to  apply to the Mining' Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  Arid further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of September, 1898.  A. G. Gamble, Agent.  W. J. QUINLAN, D. D.S.  DENTIST  Xargest Tent and Awning Factory in  British Columbia.  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and General Stock of Miners'Supplies  OPPOSITE POSTOFF/CE,  WEL.SOIV, B. C.  m  FRED. J. SQUIRE  *���  MERCHANT TAILOR.  High Class Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  Magn  ificent  and   West   of  Spring wear.  Sitings.   Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  England Trouserings, Suitable for  A special feature of Fancy Worsted  FRED. J. SQUIRE  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  will you roast over a hot cooking stove during"  this   warm  weather  when we can supply you'  with a coal Oil stove which will save  your temper   as   well  as  your pocket ?    You can do anything with them.  We have also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  Patronize Home Industry  ���AND   BUY  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and  bridge  work and the painless  extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics.  GEO. L. LENNOX  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR  SMITH  & OO'S  FROn YOUR GROCER.  -OTTBTnroTnriTirrirBTrirrsTr^  TT OKELL& MORRIS'  Ln I it ilrpqnriipn      )��  Preserves^ MORRls'  you get what are pure British Columbia Are absolutely the  fruit and sngar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  home.  LAW OFFICE  Baker Street. Nelson  FOR  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in  WINES,   LfQUORS,   HAVANA   O/GARS,   ETO.  All the leading brands always in stock.  ��� i ���  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH   SHAVE  AND  HAIRCUT  AS   YOU  LIKE   IT,  GO  TO   THE  two doors east of the Post Office.  W. J. Morrison, Prop.  A  RITHER <�� LE/SER,  7�����  STREET, VICTORIA,  E$.    C?��  umpnreys  la^  a2~"  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  THIS WEEK  DRESSED POULTRY  do*?*  1   ��� IVflj**!   V.-J\" " THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  HUMOR.  I thought his father was so enraged  over the elopement that he would  never forgive them, and bow he has  given     them     a   brand new    bicycle  He���"Do you think that bloomers  have any advantage oyer skirts?"  ���She������" I do not know.    I never wore  ��� 'M ��� J \ 4-  -���-' At  the ma trim on ial agent's :" Do  you think we shall "suit each other? "  .'������Splendidly ? You possess a very fine,  loud voice, and she; is terribly hard of  hearing.'7  Congro���M Did Gazro get the best of  the a.rguriierit.? "     Ghizbin���" No;   he  got badly   beaten ;   but   he  shut. the  other fellow up by offering to bet two  dollars."  ClerkvA "Excuse me^ sir, but guests  w i thou t baggage:.rhii.st pay i n ad van ce7  The Guest': '"'���'*. All -.'right,-'. All right;  I'll :^,e '^ack in a moment." "Where  are y6t^:gayirig?,, "I'm going to buy  a. truulfr-*..,-       /���"���:'/'-..:  Frank-;: Daniels  pany will make  season.  and  his  opera  com-  a tour of the coast next  The Best Job Work at  nomsst Office.  Woticeof Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date i intend to ap/ply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  - permission to purchase the following described  unsurveyed and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set On the south bank of Kootenay River about 2% miles west of Nelson, and  marked <:E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,":  thence south forty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thence east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixty acres more or less.  July 30,1898. E. C. Arthur.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVERSEWTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon Riyer,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that T, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1874A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Grown Grant of the aboYe'claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must.be commenced before the is-  sua.nce of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of A ugust, 1898..  John A. Coryell, Agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  "Grand Union'V mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  lake notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixt}r days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the abore claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August 1898..  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROV ��� NENTS.  "Big Bump" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 13081A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  ;ction 37, must be commenced before the is-  iance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY  HOLDEN AT NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day  of February 1898, it was ordered by His Honor  Judge Form that1 James F. Armstrong, Official  Administrator of the County of Kootenay be  Administrator of all and singular the goods,  chattels and credit of James V. Rossie deceased  intestate.  Every person indebted to the said deceased,  is required to make payment forthwith to the  undersigned. -   '  Every person having in possession effects  belonging to the deceased is required forthwith  to notifythe undersigned.  Every creditor or other person having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of  the personal estate of the said deceased,.'is required within thirty days of this date, to send  by registered letter addressed to the undersigned, his name and'address, and the full  particulars of his claim or interest, an.d a  statem ent of his account and the nature of the  security (if any) held by him. After the expiration of the said thirtyudays, the Administrator will proceed with, the distribution of  the estate, having regard to those claims only  of which we shall have had notice. ! o  : Dated at Nelson, this 12th day of July, 1898.    .  J.F.Armstrong,  -       Official Administrator.  aCERTSFICATE OF I IMPROVEMENTS;  "Relief Fraction "mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. '-.-  Whefelocated : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. .Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Crrtificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate "81 improvements, for the purx^ose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before- the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th dav of August, 1898.  John A. Corvell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Star Shine" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay district. ,;  Where located : North fork of Salmon Kiver,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that 1, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of .improvements.  Date'd this 9th day of. August, 1898.  . John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Canadian Queen" mineralclaim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  district/  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  a'oout two /miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for W. F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  33578 A, E. M. Ingram, Free Miner's Certificate  No. No. 5292 A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 3838 A, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improrements, for the purpose of obtaining a.Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further'take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th dav of September, 1898.  John A. Coryell.  X. S. Gore.  H. Burnet.        J. H. McGregor  GORE, BURNET*.CO.,  Provincial  and   Dominion  Land  veyors and Civil engineers.  Agents for Obtaining:  Crown  Sur=  Ab-  Grants and  street of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  ELSON,   -  --British Columbia  Optician and Watchmaker,  McKillop.. Block,.  Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry. agent or  G. S.  BEER,  C.  P.R. Agent,  Nelson.  WM. STITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: NeSson, B. C.  ��� a.'.\   '���...' .���-.���������'    ���   '.."branches at . .....--���  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY... .  1 West Kootenay Butcher Co I  H WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS  IN  1      FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  %. ..  .  ��       Canips supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices..  *       Mail orders receive careful attention. .  |       Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies'.  �� kept in stock.  ~\A7'/i* wantt   to   enlighteu    our  little   world   about   us in  regard   to   Wait Paper Buying.        We  want you to know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest-  and Cheeriest- patterns. Buy . nowhere till 3^ou have looked about  you enough to see what we are  showing. We don't want 3rou to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and know the superiority of    .     .  Ours  a urug and   Book   Co.,   L  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  y's Own,   My lady's,   Kremo Floating B.a  s Complexion, etc.  Wre have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.     Call and see them at  VANSTONE'S drug store  Opposite Queen's Hotel  Brokers and ftfianufaeturers' Agents.  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  NELSON, B. C. P. O.  Box 498. v r, ~*;,  ' ������ A:-  i  11 f ��� -���  M\\  a i  M  I  ���IV  I  Vt i .    *  !i  if  '.  II  6.?  f i  i  IS!  '4'  ri  ti  !!  i i  M  !  i  I  5U  b;  i   Of  n  * 18  9  I  s     IS'  is  ft J >i  t  ail  4i  I*.  -'/  a  1  IQ  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  AN   ORIENTAL   NIGHT.  Ibov*. the opulent glory of the moon  On roof and wall and soaring minaret;  Below, long shadows, etched in gold and jet,  And in the dim rose gardens the sweet booo  Of nightingales that ever sing in tune;  Far off, a zither's treble and the fret  Of a clear fount amid the citrons set.  Keyed to the south wind's immemorial croon���  And so till slumber kisses slmt the eyes.  Sooth, is it strange that in the vale of dreams  Vision on glorious vision should arise���  Paces    and   forma  and    fields   and    crystal  streams.  Enrapturing glimpses and enthralling gleams  Of what the prophet pictures a paradise 1  ���Clinton ScolJard in Criterion.  ���' MUTUAL CONSENT. .  We mounted our machines and proceeded on our way. Presently Dora and  myself found ourselves lagging a little  behind.  "This isn't; at all right, you know,"  she remarked.  "What isn't?"  "Naturally yon should be with  Irene." ���������������;���:-* ������-.--.  ' * My dear Miss Paget, we have the  rest of our lives to be together. Irene  understands that. "  "She is quite exceptional.*'  "She is very clever, and 1 admire hei  immensely. "  Dora laughed.  " Is tha fc why you became engaged tc  her?"  "I didn't. Mrs. Kenyon arranged if  for us."  Dora opened her eyes wonderingly.  "Mrs. Kenyon arranged it for you?"  she repeated.  "Yes, " said L "She is very thoughtful. She decided it was time for Irene  to marry, and she thought I was fitted  to become a husband. With admirable  tact she managed the whole affair, and  we are both very grateful to her."  "And you love one another?" she asked.  "We admire one another," I replied,  "and that is an excellent substitute."  "Do you think your tastes are similar?" ���    |  "Oh, they are not, "I replied frankly.    '' But;  we   will   make   allowances.  Mrs. Kenyon has   been thinking that it  is time for  us to settle  down.     As you  know, when Mrs. Kenyon thinks   there  is generally a result, and, what is more,  she has  discovered   a  house which  an  architect     unconsciously   designed    tc  meet Irene's requirements."  "How lucky!" said Dora.  "Yes. Isn't it jolly? I have to settle  within three days. This is the surprise  in store for Irene. "      >  Dora looked ahead at the others.  They were about 200 yards in front.  " When are you going to break the  news to her?"  "Some time or other. It does not look  as if she would welcome an interruption  just now. Grierson, who is also studi-  ous, can always provide a subject of interest to her. That is why I encourage  the acquaintance."  You are very generous.''  "That is hardly the word.   The principle involved is one of give and take.'  There was silence for a moment or so  "We really   must   catch   them   up  said she at length.  assented with a half sigh. "We saw a  good deal of one another during that  short voyage.''  Looking ahead, I noticed that Irene  and Grierson were riding very slowly.  "Unless we get off and walk," I said,  "I am afraid we shall have to catch  them up."  ''That has been my endeavor for some  time," said Dora.    "I shall   ride   with  Mr. Grierson and leave you with Irene."  "I am not at  all sure that   he wants  to ride with you. "  Dora gave a little toss of her head.  "Men are not supposed to act as they  wish where ladies are concerned." ".".  "That  is   evidently Mrs.   Kenyon's  idea," I remarked.  We joined the. others.  "You seemed to be somewhat  interested in a discussion," I said   to Grier-  son* "so we  decided  not to  worry you  with our chatter."  ^'Miss  Fairfax and  myself,"   he re  plied  with  a smile, "were  comparing  our impressions of a book we have both  perused."  The four of us rode along slowly for  some distance. Presently Dora, true to  her word, gradually drew Grierson  ahead, and Irene and myself were left a  few yards behind. "~  "Do you know, dear," I said, with a  glance at her, "that   people are   beginning to think that it is time we should  be married?"        -  "People?"  "Well,  Mrs. Kenyon  in   particular.  It appears, " said I, "that-she has found  out a house that was built for you. "  "For me?"  ''For us, X mean. It has a lovely  study for you to write in, a magnificently lighted room for you to paint in, a  perfect gem of a boudoir for you to���  well, what do ladies do in their boudoirs?- Mrs. Kenyon says that it is the  chance of a lifetime and on no account  must it be missed. She thinks it is absolutely necessary for your health and  happiness that you"���  "Then it's  settled 1" she exclaimed  gloomily.  "I am afraid it is."  * ' What is the name of this wonderful  place?"  "I think it is called Hatton House.M  She broke into a laugh.  "Hatton House!" she cried.     "I am  afraid auntie will be disappointed."  " Why?'' I asked hopefully.  ' .Mr. Grierson  has"just told Ed�� that  become engaged   if we had not been attracted to one another?"  "Yes,   yes,"   she   said   impatiently.  "But do we love one another?"  "Of that I am not so sure. "  ^ She was   thoughtful   for  a  moment.  "Then,"    she   said   slowly,   "do   you  think, Hugh, we are  justified  in running such a terrible risk?"  I fought the matter out with my con  science.  "No, " I said at length.     "Whatever  our private feelings may be, I think it is  plainly our duty to"���   I paused.  "What?'' she cried almost eagerly.  "Break  off  the engagement, " I said  sorrowfully.  There was a long pause.  We reached Walbridge corner, and  alighting from our machines seated ourselves on a grassy bank to await the  others.    In a few minutes they rode up. j  "Well, I do think you are mean!"  cried Dora. !  "Yes, we  must  apologize,"   I said.  "We took a  short cut to  happiness���I-  mean to Walbridge. "   I pulled out my  watch.    " We must hurry to be back in  time for luncheon. "  We mounted, and again I found  self by Dora's side.  "Your father invited me to come and  make a stay at your town house," I  said.   "May I?"  "But Irene would not consent to  your deserting her."  "I think she would be rather glad.  You know vve admire one another. Well,  my-  we have been talking the matter over  and come to the conclusion that this is  not quite sufficient, so by mutual consent we have terminated the engagement.",'.    ,'  "Is that what happened in the lane?"  I she exclaimed in surprise.  j   "Yes.   That is why I think the 'hum  of things,' followed  by a trip  to New  Zealand, would be distinctly agreeable.   _  May I come?"    ;' '/l��  "Yes," she said, with  a  smile, "if Ki^  ..yon  promise  not to  devote  too  much  nime to the club  window.    But,  Mrs.  Kenyon���what will"��� she added.  "I  don't  know,"   I   replied,   "and,  strange   to  say, a feeling  that I  don't  care much is gradually  taking possession of me.;  I      Dora laughed gayly.  '' How brave you are V' she said:  Later in the day���it was after luncheon���the news was broken to Mrs. Kenyon. Naturally she was a little surprised ; but, contrary to our expectations, she did not appear to be much  annoyeda  "Perhaps it is for the best," she said  philosophically.  Irene and myself are at present fulfilling our expressed intention of admiring one another at a distance���she  from that desirable residence, Hatton  House, where she is known as Mrs.  Grierson, and I from a remote part of  New Zealand/ where Dora and myself  are wandering on a prolonged honeymoon trip.���Black and W'hite.  Received...  A shipment of Blue RibbonaSalada and Lipton Teas, also a shipment of  choice blends of Costa Rica, Blue Ribbon, Santos and Cevlon Coffees to  which we invite inspection. At the same time examine our other lines  of groceries, all of which we are offering at lowest prices Trv our  special blend of Ceylon Coffee. *  we  Dry Goods Clearance Sale  a  completed   the purchase  I cried.     "How  fortu-  >��  ����  I  last night   he  of the house. "  "Bv Jove!"  nate!"  Grierson and Dora Paget were some  distance ahead by now.  "They are going the long way  around," I said. "Let us turn down  the lane and meet them at Walbridge  corner. They will know where we have  gone.''  Irene gave me a hesitating look.  "You  seem  a   little  tired,"!   said,  "and   it   is   considerably  shorter���the  third side of a triangle, you know."  She assented to the proposal, and we  turned into the lane.  "It will be a surprise to Mrs. Kenyon, " I began. "I wonder what she  will say."  "Don't you think, Hugh, that in the  past we have been accustomed to pay  just a trifle too much attention to what  auntie says?"  I shot a glance at her.  Her eyes were  For the next fifteen days we will clear the balance of our summer goods  at-adlgcoigtjgf *s percent, consisting of summer dress goods, ladies'  shirt waists, organdie muslins, ladies' silk gloves, straw hats, parasols  and other summer goods.  A complete stock of clothing, boots and  shoes,   hats  and  gent's   fur  nishings at reduced prices.  The Brick Store  Baker Street  Wagon work and Blaeksmithing in all its Branches.  lelson Blacksmith Co*  H. A.  PROSSER,  Manager.  Lake St., Opp. Court House.  1ELSOM,  B.  C  "Yes,  really   we   must,"   I  replied,  back pedaling a little.   "I hear that you I      1fsnotia g^nce at her.  Her  leave tomorrow " I contemplating the handle bars  I had been out to South Africa a fe~ <<T   Rlirmns~   *w   " wl~ "  months previously, and on my way  borne had met the Pagets, who ha<3  come on board at Madeira.  "The dear old Dutton castle!" sb*  oxclaimed. "Those days were the most  pleasant I have ever spent. "  "Yes, they  were very  charming," 1  I   suppose   that  is why we   became  engaged,'' I ventured.  "Do you mean to say that you didn't  love me?" she asked quickly. I thought  I detected a shade of eagerness in her  tone.  "My dear Irene," I said reproachfully, "do  you   think we  should have  l*r,  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran.,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  ���9 ��-��WB-��W   ���   ^y  Give this Flour-a Trial before passing an .opinion. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  WOMAN'S MIRROR.  A Woman who is the World's Most  Famous Mountain Climber���  The Value of a Home, and  other Interesting Matters for  British Columbia Ladies.  ,oa  .a -. '     a   , ���   ���   ���; '    a ������ ���.  .���:'���  i��.o. a .   -.- ��� o.        .������;������.  ',;;':~"The world's most famous mountain'  climber is a woman. Miss Annie '.Peak  has scaled the highest peaks ever reached  by man. She has stood on the summit qj  the Matter-horn and waved a greeting tc  friends who were watching through a telescope 14,000 feet below. From the dizz.v  heights of Mount Orizaba she has plunged  down through snow and ashes, one hand  grasping her ice ax, the other arm clasped  , by a guide.  Miss Peck climbed the nine peaks of the  Presidential range al3 in one day, a feat  which for endurance and pluck has never  been equaled. However, she doesn't talk  about' climbing'''., the White mountains.  ��� She "climbed" Orizaba, 18,000 feet high,  but she just ''walked up" Mount Madison,  a trifling ascent of 5,000 feet above sea  level.  Miss Peck was born with a love for  climbing.    When  a  child,   she   says,  she  never could look upon a precipice without  figuring out in her mind" how it could best  be surmounted. For years she has been  an enthusiastic climber, and she knows all  the delights of mountaineering.  When studying at Athens, she ascended  ��� ������Hymettus and Pentelicus. a; Laf-eiv during:  a trip" through California, she rode 4,000  feet up to the -snow line of���, Mount Shasta  and then climbed the remaining ;14,000:  feet to the summit. This .ascent-was said  to be the first ever performed by a woman.  It was ''her1 "first ���'���big'-mountain, and she  laughingly tells Eow when part of the way  up she was seized with "mountain illness" for the first and Gnly time in her  expreience.    It didn't last long, however.  Miss Peck is not only a professional  mountain climber, bus a student, of art  and music. For several years she was  professor of Greek and J -atin in Smith college. She is an archaeologist, having spent  some years in the American School of  Archeeology in Athens.  She laughs'when her present novel vocation is alluded to. and declares she never  set out to make a business of mountain  climbing, but her first taste proved so fac-  inating that she quickly decided to take  it up for good.   '- ".-  She always carries a camera with her.  When her tramp is ended, she gives mosi  realistic lectures, and the snap shots taken  along the way are brought into I lay.  The home of this .interestingwoman is  in New York. -  * The Value of a Home. j  One of the principal expenses of board- !  ing is one generally overlooked by those  who are advocates for a way of living originally intended for old bachelors and old  maids or those on the high road to become  bo. It is this: The entire lack of a place  to put anything. Why that should be an  uneconomical circumstance may not at  first appear, but any housekeeper who is a  housekeeper will understand at once what  a drain on the purse may result from the  quantity of things not wanted for present  use which the possessor of a house often  lays by for future contingencies, such as  old skirts of silk dresses, useful for linings, old linen or old cotton for sickness,  and millions of things of like kind, which  in boarding, where sufficient closet room  cannot possibly be had, are not retained.  Every housekeeper knows how invaluable is the old drawer or trunk or bag containing just   these  little  necessaries,   as  )od and often better than new, not to  Dpeak of the trouble of running out to  make purchases at inconvenient times.  And, smart as the young bride's trousseau  may be, there comes a time wben mother's trunk or drawer or bag of soft linen  or silk is worth all her bridal trinkets and  embroidery.  It is all very well for a married woman  to talk of the "cares of housekeeping."  Some inconveniences, of course, attend every situation. It is a great inconvenience  to be changing help constantly. It is annoying to take up carpets  and clean  the  house, but half the unpleasantness arises  from the bad way of managing it.  Is it no cause for anxiety that, your little children, weary of the confinement of  one or two.rooms, are roaming through  the halls and entries of the hotel or boarding house, making, childish records of conversations and conduct the phosphorescent  corruption of which shall render them  luminous in after years, bringing forth an  unexpected and bitter harvest? Is it nothing that show and glitter shall take the  place of the quiet, beautiful repose of fireside habits and home garb? Is it nothing  that young girls shall be brought up with  no knowledge of domestic work or management? There are worse "bothers" than  that of housekeeping to the true mother  and wife, even with small means and the  most stringent need of economy.  And so we say, let each family have, if  possible, its own roof over its head, and  only its own family under it, even though  the house l.��j but one story high. For the  sake of' the children let those who are so  blessed' as to have them bequeath to them  the memory pictures of the home fireside  to  gladden   the  dark  days    which must  come to us all when the silver cord Is being loosened and the golden bowl broken  at the fountain        . -    '  Difference Between. Men and Women,  Women might perhaps be said to belong  to a more primitive type of humanity than  men. While men place an interval between thought and act, women are apt to  follow feelings directly in a half instinctive way. In other -words, while men,  through reflection, base their actions on  consciously recognized general principles,  Women are wont-'to' respond emotionally  to individual and concrete cases. This is  the reason why the latter so often show  more ready tact and, intuition, more conservatism and conscientiousness, but less  originality, than the former. This comes  out curiously in school life. If when a  theme for an essay is set to a mixed class  of young men and women distinct directions be; given as to form, method and  length, and the sources of information  named, the young women will do best.  If, on the contrary, no directions or referr  ences are given, and the pupils are left to  shift for themselves, so that research and  originality are called for, the young men  will dp best. I have often made this experiment.  We may say, then, that, while men are  best fitted for those occupations that call  for reflection, original thought and the  discovery of. new principles, women are  best fitted for those that call for the ready  application of old and well known principles This is attested in numerous ways  by the facts of history. Women cling to  old habits, customs and fashions, not to  speak of superstitions and religions, much  longer than men, while they rarely show  themselves inventors even in their own  sphere of activity. The sewing machine  was the invention of men, and so no doubt  were the loom and the spinning wheel.  Men acquire and produce; women receive  and preserve. And along with this mental  difference goes a physical difference. Men,  as a rule, are larger, stronger and more  aggressive; women are finer, more tender  and more-'sympathetic. This of course implies no inferiority at one sex to the otlier.  Both types of character are equally essential to social well being.���Professor Thomas Davidson in Forum:  Batha ot Varied Nature.  The employment of baths goes back to  antiquity and was indulged in to the  point of excess by the Greeks and Romans.  The Jewish rud oriental religions enjoin  frequent ablutions as part of their creed,  unconsciously contributing to the health  and well being of the devout.  Baths are almost as varied in nature as  fashions, even though they all tend to one  end���cleanliness. The warm water bath  stands pre-eminent in the list, and there is  but one danger in its free use���remaining  in the water too long.  A good bath for persons suffering with  debility is made by mixing a quart of  cheap whisky with a teacupful of rock  salt. Dip a crash towel in this mixture  and go quickly over the entire surface of  the body, allowing the fluid to dry into  the skin.  An alcohol sweat bath is beneficial when  suffering from colds or exhaustion caused  by excessive mental or physical labor.  Procure a small alcohol lamp, fill and  light it and place it under an ordinary  cano seated chair, on which several thicknesses of paper have been placed. Divest  the person of all clothing. After being  seated in the chair wrap one or two largo  blankets around the person, chair and all.  Leave no opening for the heat to escape,  but let the blankets reachwell to the floor:  Wring a thick towel but in hot water and  place on the headj and over that a light  woolen covering. After perspiring freely  take a plunge bath in a tub of clear water,  without soap, and rub the body thoroughly dry with a crash towel. Retire directly.  Baths for children should be given according to age and constitution. Some require warm baths, while others find cold  water agreeable. The tepid bath is generally suitable and taken in the morning.  If they are under 2 years of age, it may be  taken after the first meal. A child should  never be given a hot bath in a cold room,  and thorough drying is. of great importance.       'V    " N  ' was a genuine specimen. It showed in  her dress, in her walk, in the expressior;  of her face, in a general primness that  marked her in every way. But without  that she would have been marked in another characteristic way. She was leading  a dog, a dog which looked like a great  many other dogs in' a general way, all but  "������:��� his dress, and that was most peculiar. It  was a regular little jacket, only instead of  armholes and sleeves there were little leg-  lets into which the front legs of the clcr  were placed, jacket fashion, while the lie-  tie garment was snugly buttoned up in  the back to protect his small highness from  the dampness undoubtedly. And as doggie  trotted along demurely, his little jacketed  legs patting up and down, he was a perfect  picture of  an old  maid's pet.  A Typical Old Maid.  There are not many old maids to be  found nowadays. Unmarried women have  so many things to occupy their minds that  they do not have time to think of being old  maids when the age comes when some  years ago the woman was supposed to  tease to regard the pleasures of life, prepare to be useful rather than beautiful and  "settle down." But a woman at 30 is  young now, and old maids are very rarely  seen. However, that old definition of the  old moid was not a bad one���"There are  married old maids and single old maids,  but the very worst kind is the man old  maid, "for the real old maid was born,  and she still can be found. ..There was'one  of her walking on one .of-the up town cross  streets the ether day. r She might have  stepped--out of a book-���old maids.have,always held rather more of- a position in  books than orit of them.    But this woman  Charm of a Shapely Hand.  In this day of tea serving and embroidering graceful hands and arms are more  noticeable and more to be desired than  ever. Whether hands be shapely or not,  they at least can be soft, white and graceful. Care and good toilet articles give the  first two, exercise gives the last.  Raise the arms toward the front as if  strings were tied about the wrists, lifting  them. When they have reached shoulder  Sleight, bring them slowly down, the  hands rising as the wrist is depressed, just  as if the pressure of air against the palms  forced them up and slightly straightened  the fingers. This is known as the.simple  feather movement. If practiced frequent-"  ly, it is very efficacious in making the  arms and hands move deliberately and  evenly instead of in a hasty, jerky way.  With the arms bent at the elbows and  raised a little from the body, wave the  hands toward each other, making the  wrists lead, then draw them away. The  nibvement somewhat suggests the manner  of pulling candy and soon shows grace of  the wrists and hands-   ""t^~ -*���- ~  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200 BBLS.  OGILViE'S  and UPS-MM.  OGILVIE   -   MILLING   -  COMPANY  G, M. Leishman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  W. R.JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents,Delmonico  Hotel, lay the market odds ou  all important events. Starting  price commissions executed  Latest betting received by cable  ��� Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  General Shipping & Insurance Agents.  Commission -Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tut? Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners'Outfits Insured.  Loans and Mortgages Negotiated. Estates Managed and Rents  Collected.    Debentures bought and sold.  GENERAL  L   -  M Ill  ii  , a '��� ���>  i ���;  f ��  ii  la  <hl  a! <  1 Ii  4 A  /a ��� i  ?!  if  Of  t .  : i  5  a  I  1 't  as  II r   I  it   /  Ft  1  !  Oft  K  it  u  t��  r>  ill  a  i��  St  ;a  H  f !&  ml  m  ft ��    1  IS! *  n ?  a {  in i  SJ,  I if  k.  I  '.���  ���i  'iH  :itf  ���-I  1  j-'I  .4  r i  , r  s  '  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  rsnrr���Tcjar.u jb jtAjea -jc- ,' vlt ���* r-r  at3g*igsa(S^jrc?SCTcac^^gawatsjLJ6eacg  Liquors  "Wines  <    Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  . Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay-  Teas  Etc.  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. ��., and London, Eng.  . W".  i��K.  ���mm -   h ���^*l,"*gg?'**-> ���BTiBw^nJrih ���������*��� TV>inr~i"r"!  . -.vj a��r.r.:.-^m ^m-^s-.... ^-^ -^ -��.-,^ ���.a-ot^--^^^^,-. *--jy r^-fluy- irCTTif rVfflriWffir rTTiTi i"fc < ffc flfflr f n��"WW  SMOKE  THE    CELEBRATED  CL  O  c  X  H  Ll.  CO  ,.'e do not guarantee to satisfy  every taste  '���v-m a single box of cigars, but wo are sure we  ���in satisfy every taste for   eigars from our  lock.  W. A.  Thurman,  Mendelssohn and Liszt.  Liszt appeared in his Hungarian costume, wild   and   magnificent:    He told  "Mendelssohu that he had written some-  ,  thing   special   for  him.   He sat   down,  .  and swaying  right and left on his music stool played   first a Hungarian melody, and then three or four variations,  :  one more incredible than the other.   We  stood amazed, and   after evei^ybody had  paid his compliments to the hero of the  day some of Mendelssohn's friends gathered round   him and said:  "Ah, Felix,  now we   can   pack   up.  No  one can do  that.  It is over with us.5'  Mendelssohn smiled, and when pressed to play something in return he  laughed and said that ho never played  now, and this to a certain extent was  true. He did nod give much time o  practicing then, but worked chiefly at  composing and directing his concerts.  However, Liszt would take no refusal,  and so at List little Mendelssohn, with  his own charming playfulness, said,  "Well, I'll play, but you must 13romi.se  me not to be angry. " And what did he  plaj^?  He sat down and  played  first of  all  Liszt's   Hungarian    melody,   and   then  one variation   after another,'. so that   no  one but Liszt   himself   could  have told  the   difference.    We   all  trembled   lest  Liszt should   be offended, for   Mendelssohn could not keep himself from slightly    imitating   Liszt's   movements   and  raptures.    However, Mendelssohn man- j  aged   never to   offend   man, woman   or j  child.   Liszt laughed and applauded and j  admitted  that no one, not   he   himself,  j  could have   performed   such a bravura,  j  ���"Max Muller's Recollections. "  fa  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  le9  Celery  Sarsc  and Iron.    Gins  e,  s  Before buying a  OR  T  Go to Painton's, the  B��� (a. V^<  C1T   I T1Q  HOTEL-  VICTORIA   VANCOUVER    NELSON  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io  cents  A.  i* '*v  E. J.*   Curran, Proprietor.  <Z"t-&$<&&-&&<&��4><P&'��&&<&������<��<$><$r^��&  Peace and   War.  A   survey of   the   powers   of   Europe  shows that from the   beginning   of   the  century to the end of  1896 Turkey   had  experienced 3? years of   war and   59 of  peace; Spain comes next with 81   years  of war and 65  of   peace;   France   with  27 years of war and (59 of  peace;   Russia, 24   years of  war and  72 of   peace;  Italy, 23 years of war and 73 of  peace;  England, 21   years  of   war   and   75   of  peace;   Austria-Hungary,    17   and   79;  Germany   (exclusive   of     Prussia),    13  and  83; Sweden,  10 and SG; Portugal,  12 and 84, aiKl Denmark, 9 and 87.  Veterans  In  Congress.  It is interesting to know just at this  time thac in the United States senate  there are 12 senator:-: who served  Union army and 12 who served m  Confederate army. There are 57 representatives who .serve d i:.i the Union army  and 30 who are ox-Confederates.���Kansas City Journr.1.  : ���*>  ;^>  1 <&  ag>  <$>  M>  <���>  &  O  ! <>  I <>  i i  1 X ���  o  I    i  \ <:>  \ <:>  \%  \As  \ O  i<>  |<>  i ^  o  <>  o  <&  <���>  <>  <>  <>  <:���>  CAPITAL PAID UP, ^  Mead Office,  Aiitigonisli, N.S.  liar hurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, Nas.  Cliarlottetown, P.  ])or<'ester, K.B.  Frederieton, N.B.  C; ii vsboro. N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston. N.B.  Loncloiiderrv, N.S  E.r.  (Incorporated 1869.)  1,500,000.00     -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  ==      Halifax, Nova Scotia.  CHES:  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Sliabenacadie, N.S.  Summerside, P.E.I.  1   Sydney, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  IMoneton. N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West End.  do       .West-mount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson. B.C.  Newcastle, N.B.  P.ietou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  A  Genera!   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills  of  Exc han  Bought and Sold.     Letters  of Credit,  Etc., Negotiated.  Accounts  Received  ��n the  Wlost Favorable Terms.  Interest  allowed   on  special   deposits  and   on  Savings   Bank accounts.  BRANCHES IX BRITISH COLUMBIA :  ���  ���  h Aft **J  r  LSOi  ilwwu  LI  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA.  A Savings Bank Department has been estab- t  lislied in connection -with the Nelson branch of t  this bank.  UA  ^  Deposits of one dollar and upwards received, %  in the j j> and current rate of interest allowed (at present t  -���- the   %   0 , . * ��  S per cent per annum).  *>  <>  <>  A*  <>  ^  , -V*1, .<>. ."N .A. /\ J^.. jf\,  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. NeJson Branch.     ���  i A^.-fr. >*���. /% VK .A. /V.,  a^ACA^A^^^.^.ft^A^, ^^^  ..   ���,�� |>fri.iii^ij.|iiii,.n.y^-TigVJ.|ii|i fa'W    "'j Lt'JV ."!���"* .'J!.'-* "Tlujl-V   11

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