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Array With which  is incorporated THE  NATION, of Victoria, B C.  VOL. II.  NEI/SON, B.  C,   WKD.NESDAY,   SEPTEMBER 21,  1898.  NO.  11.  THE NELSON ECONOHIST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley Publisher  .SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to.Canada and United States $2.00  If paid in advance  1.50  On* Year to Great Britain. ���  2.50  If paid in advance ."  2 0*0  Remit by .Express, Money Order,  Draft, P. O. Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  ���olicited. - -  Advertisements .of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms wliichwill be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be.advertised in these columns and'the  interests of readers will be carefully .guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The prohibition plebiscite will be taken on;  the 29th inst, and frorn present indications it  looks   as if the eaiise of  temperance will be  victorious.    Excellent campaign literature is  being freely circulated in   the interests of the  Prohibitionists, while it does not appear as if  the liquor men are putting forth any   serious  fight.    It is claimed by-very many  that   prohibition is impracticable, and those who hold  to this view point to isolated districts in which  prohibition  has   been tried   without   success.  There has been consideranle doubt  as to how  the question will be dealt with in British Columbia, but the agents of the temperance party  now declare that there is no longer any doubt  on   the  subject���that   British   Columbia will  declare in favor of prohibition.  In a recent interview Mr.  Whyte, manager  of the Western lines of the C. P. R.   said  that  he hoped to see the Crow's Nest Pass  railway  turned over to his company early next month.  By that time the road will  be  completed   between Lethbridge, N. W. T., and   Kuskonook,  Kootenay Lake. Regular trains will be run as  soon as this is done.     Kuskonook for the present will remain the rail terminus of the line,  but this will by no means   interfere   with  the  pasenger and freight service to points furthur  west.     Passenger trains will be met   at   Kuskonook by the handsome and fast steel steamer  that is nearly ready for service   on  Kootenay  lake, while freight will be handled by a barge  service to connect with the Columbia   &  Kootenay and Columbia  and   Western  railways.  Mr. Whyte was not prepared  to say   whether  or not the Crow's Nest Pass railway  will  be  extended �� west ward to Salmo, Say ward and  Trail, but he admitted that the route had been  surveyed and found to be practicable. Mr.  Whyte said the company fully appreciate all  the advantages that might accrue from the  construction of a railway along this route.  No time will be lost in establishing a service for the delivery of Crow's Ne3t Pass coal  and coke to points in West Kootenay. Mr-  Whyte said there are many thousands of tons  .of coal at the mines ready for shipment and  he hoped to see it landed in large quantities  at Columbia river points by the middle of  next month.,  Mmb Melba appears to have enlisted in the  noble army of those who hoax.      A discussion  having arisen as to whether a certain eminent  violinist then present could, earn a   dollar   by  playing   in  the   street,    Mme.    Melba    took  the negative side and. is reported as saying:"I  have my  own  experience to base my opinion  upon.     Why,"   continued   the   great  singer,  laughing, "we tried just such an   experiment  last summer at my country home in England;  Joachim was visiting us,  and a   certain  celebrated 'cellist, when one afternoon the idea of  a great frolic occurred to us.    .We put  on old  clothes and out we sailed, all three,  and took  up our positions on one of  the   locks  on   the  Thames, and there  we  made  music  for  two  wh )le hours ; Joachim and the 'cellist played  and I sang.     And now, how much money do  you suppose we took in ?   Just 7 shillings and  6 pence, or $1 87!'  If Russia is in earnest in her professed desire for peace, she will give Jthe other powers  a free hand to deal with the murderous  wretches at whose mercy the Christians of  Crete have been held. Only Russia's moral  support of Turkey made the massacre possible.  During the last progress of the Spanish  American war we all became familiar  with the saying that " Blood is thicker than  water," the particular application being to the  attitude of Great Britain toward the United  States in the war with Spain. There are  those who believe the sentiment is that of the  two nations concerned, but that it will never  be practically exemplified. There is no  doubt but that the great mass of the British  and American people hold identical   views of  human liberty. Not everybody is convinced,  says the Seattle Times, that Salisbury and Mc-  Kinley's attitude will be the same in "piping  days of peace" as it was during the days that  financiers had to agree in order that fighting  men might be had.  J. Fred Hi me has issued an address to the  electors of the Nelson riding, in which he  appeals " for your support as a member of the  new government.  j)  The Ottawa Free Press says thousand? of  Tories will vote for prohibition just to put  Laurier in a hole. Well, didn't he dig the  hole himself ? Didn't he promise this plebiscite when he was in opposition just to catch  a few votes? Why, then, should he expect his  political opponents. to help him escape the  consequences of his own hypocrisy?  News comes that Falcon Island, in the  Pacific, has quietly slid under the waves and  out of sight. It was a disappointing sort of  place in which to own real estate, but as the  twenty natives or so who had their homes  there went down with it, no complaints have  been heard as yet.  The dancing-masters of the United State.c,  in solemn conclave assembled, have formally  and finally decided that everything in the  nature of hugging shall hereafter be tabooed.  This will reduce the terpsichorean art to a  very matter-of-fact proposition, indeed.  Railway development in British Columbia  has been fairly satisfactory up to  the present,  but if many of the various  other  lines which  are contemplated be  .built  there   will   be no  cause whatever  for complaint.    Nothing will  more tend to the opening up and development  of the country  generally than   the  establishment of railways.    Wherever the  iron horse  has been  introduced   wonderful  development  has followed.    The latest charter applied for  is one to operate a  line  to  connect  with the  Crow's Nest Pass line at  some  point between  Wardner and Elk River, to run   up   the  east  side of Kootenay river to Windermere, where  the river will be crossed and the road continued   up  Toby  creek   and across the  Selkirk  range to the foot of  Duncan  lake,   thence up  the Lardo river to Trout lake and thence in as  direct a line as possible to tap the Revelstoke  eS\ 1   j>x0�� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  branch of the C. P. R. It is stated that work  will be started on the line next spring if a  charter is granted.  Mr. Bostock has been found guilty of expressing an opinion. In a speech delivered at  Boundary Creek, Mr. Bostock stated that it  was difficult to make the authorities at Ottawa  understand the necessities of this growing  country, which leads an exchange to remark,  " it is impossible."  The spirit that is now abroad in New Westminster is of the type that builds great cities.  Scarcely had the ashes of the fire cooled when  the citizens began to build new business blocks  and new homes,    a  There is a proposal to dam the Nile.  Without being profane, we might state that  this will not be the first time the Nile has  been d d.  Colonies, according to Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, are a very fine thing to have, which  words are a rebuke to Sir Wilfrid Laurier,  who had no more consideration for England  than to turn the colony of Canada into a  nation.  The Ottawa Citizen has the brightest paragraph writer in Canada, and that is saying a  great deal when it is considered that Hon. D.  R. Young is still sojourning in this great  Dominion.  There were only 500 Americans kil'ed in  the war with Spain, but the pension list promises to be quite long enough to remind our  neighbors of ike pomp and circumstance of  glorious war for the next fifty years.  Great men in all ages have been noted for  their peculiar fancies. There was an old  Greek who once had a peculiar fancy for lions;  Lord Byron kept a bulldog in his room while  at college, but what seems stranger than anything in our own day is the incomprehensible  desire of Hewitt Bostock to make a pet of Joe  Martin.  Mr. Archer Martin, a Victoria barrister,  has been appointed to the puisne judgeship  made vacant by the elevation of Judge Mc-  Coll to the Chief Justiceship. The Victoria  Colonist views Mr. Martin's appointment with  alarm, and, while it extends congratulations  to the new judge and hopes that he may long  enjoy his new honor, it refrains from expressing its warm approval. The Colonist says :  " The new judge's experience at the bar has  hardly been of a class which will cause his  elevation to the Supreme Court bench to be  regarded as a source of strength to that tribunal. He has youth on his side, and with  study and application will doubtless acquire  those qualities which are looked for in one  who wears the judicial ermine, but it seems a  great pity that in appointments to the bench,  the hard and fast requirements of political  exigency have led to more mature men being  passed by in favor of one who is little more  than a youth- We prefer never to adversely  criticise judicial appointments, but are satisfied that public opinion will concede that less  than the above ought not to have been said.  The appointment will be very unpopular in  the Liberal party. It is doubtless due to Mr.  Bostock's influence/' The Economist would  like to have seen the appointment come to the  Kootenay. We have many lawyers eligible  for the position, and we believe that the growing importance of this district from a judicial  standpoint emphasizes the necessity of a resident judge. The greater amount of the litigation in the courts at the Coast originates in  the Kootenays, and the coat to litigants, traveling to and fro, is very considerable. As we  said before, there are many lawyers in Nelson  eligible for the position. Mr. W, A. Macdon-  ald, Q.C., was spoken of in this connection,  and so was Mr. Bowes and Mr. Galliher.  However, since it was ordained that a Coast  lawyer, and a Liberal at that, was to receive  the appointment, we do not see that Mr. Martin's youth should be a bar to his preferment,  and The Economist therefore exitends its heartiest congratulations to the new judge.  Among the many possibilities discussed in  connection with the conquest of the Khalifa is  Cecil Rhodes' s-cheirse for steam communication between Cape Town and Cairo. When  one considers that Le would have 800 miles of  railroad from Bu'uwayo to Tanganyika, and  360 miles of navigation on that lake, and at  leapt 800 miles of rail and water journey from  Tanganyika to Lado, at the head of the navigation of the White ISale, and then 1,000 miles  from Lado to Khartoum, and that all this  3,000 miles is through a wilderness inhabited  by savages, and most of it a country of fevers,  and many hundred miles of it along the  White Nile uninhabited, the difficulties are  almost insurmountable. Commercially the  project is absurd ; strategically it is unnecessary. ���   .    .  There is every indication that British Col  umbia is just entering  a   period   of unprecedented prosperity, especially in mining; and  anything that will tend  to   retard   this   progress and development should be cried down.  It is the aim of The Economist   to give  particulars of mining as  gleaned  from the most  reliable sourees, and   whether  these  be mere  prospects or well-developed properties we shall  at all times be happy to note  their  progress.  We are convinced that a great deal  of harm  has been done in  the  past   through  exaggerated  reports  which  interested   parties   have  managed to get into print, their object  being  to give a fictitious value to prospects of a very  doubtful character.    Such a course  has done  the country a great deal of injury.    Misrepresentation has in some instances been carried  to such lengths as to lend a touch of humor to  the prospectuses which just now  we  have in  mind.    The unprincipled parties who indulge  in this extravagant flotation invariably manage to boom their stock at a considerable distance from the " mine"���the farther away the  better���and when the actual condition of  things becomes known, as eventually it must,  the guilty ones are nowhere to be found.  There is no reason why mining should not be  conducted on a strictly legitimate and honorable basis���the same as any other branch of  business. There is, of course, somewhat of an  element of risk about mining generally, but  the risk is by no means as great as is supposed. Legitimate mining in this country  has proved profitable���it is the excessive  spirit of speculation or gambling that has  brought failure. The broker and speculator  have* practically succeeded in getting the  major portion of the investments. It is therefore the duty of all interested in Briiish Columbia to expose worthless concerns wherever  they know them to be put on the market. If  a few of these bubbles of speculation had been  punctured in time much loss and misery  would have been saved to the investing public, and capital would today be more in evidence. It is pleasing to note that greater care  is now being exercised���that the owners of  promising properties are showing a willingness to participate with the capitalist in the  risk, and tha.t the result is proving beneficial  all around. There are plenty of strictly first-  class openings for capital in mining in this  province, so that fancy pricesi for questionable  prospects are uncalled for and unnecessary^  It looks as if a more solid basis has been  arrived at, while the freedom and extent with  which eastern Canadian capital is being  invested in British Columbia is one of the best  evidences that the people have confidence in  themselves and in their country.  It was announced at Monday's meeting of  the City Council that tjie new cemetery was  now, or would be in the course of a few days,  ready for business. This is welcome news to  the survivors of those interred in that ill-  adapted plot of land which has been doing  service as a burial ground for years past. The  ground is swampy, and as there is practically  no control over it, the graves are irregular,  and generally speaking, badly kept. Early  this summer interments were made but a  couple of feet under the surface, and graves  were dug on what has been mapped out as the  public highway. Now that a cemetery site  has been secured and partly cleared, it is to  be hoped that due attention will be paid to it.  The board would do well, instead of trying  experiments in the management, to secure  copies of the rules and regulations which govern old-established burial grounds, and apply  them here. No doubt some of the local  churches and fraternal societies will be looking to have some of the ground specially  reserved, and now that the graves can be  ���secured more attention will certainly be paid  to them.  "A1 ��� ������..  The Vancouver Board of Trade has put  itself on record as censuring the Provincial  Government for not sending an official representative from British Columbia to watch the  interests of this province at the Quebec conference.      There   is   no   other   portion  of   th*  ;^3Ai>v?^ T^^^s^-T^-.-.w���._ ^n, T_ r 3.  ��� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  n'  Dominion whose interests in the proceedings  before the commission a)e as great as those of  our Pacific province, and hence it is the more  to be regretted that we are not represented  there. In the absence of such a repre ��nta-  tive, the public bodies have been sending communications to Quebec, in the hope that they  will receive some attention at the hands of  those entrusted with the responsible task of  bringing about a better understanding and  improved trade relations between Canada and  the big republic to the south. The Vancouver  merchants have forwarded a memorial embracing their views; They express themselves  as opposed to the free entry into Canada of  lumber manufactured in the United States,  while no similar advantage is granted Canadian manufacturers. On the subject ...of  wrecking they object to reciprocity, and also  express the opinion that" the coasting trade  oT the province should be conserved as far as  possible for its own citizens, and thus aid in  the construction and operation of a merchant  marine flying our own flag ;" that the sealing  industry has been hampered by regulations  all tending to the abolition of pelagic sealing  by making the trade unprofitable to any but  the United States lessees ; and that, as  regards salmon fishing, a weekly dosed season  should be arranged for Puget Sound, so as to  psrmit a fair proportion of parent fish to  a-cend the Fraser for spawning. While the  Vancouverites do not seem in favor of thorough reciprocity in all matters, the mercnants  of Buffalo are circulating a petition calling for  a reciprocity treaty, and pointing out that  Buffalo, being the terminating point of the  important Canadian railways, would be sure  to benefit from a free exchange of the products of the two countries. So far our friends  to the south have had the best of us in all  their trade arrangements, and it would be  just as well to keep a close watch on our good  uncle while treaties are around.  A Simcoe, Ont., dispatch announces that  " the body of a man named Smith was found  in the bay at St. Thomas, badly bruised."  The announcement can cause some anxiety to  the Smith family generally, nor is it calculated to minimize this natural grief to learn  thot the body was badly bruised. It would  be more satisfactory if the Christian name of  this particular Smith were given. Can it  be our old friend, John Smith ?  On Darcey Island, some few miles from Victoria, is a leper station, or lazaretto, which has  been a source of trouble^and expense to th��  capital for a number of years. Now and again  the death-stricken island has quite a large  colony, but once an unfortunate is brought  there it is to die. So far Occidental science has  not discovered a cure for the dread disease,  which fortunately in this province is confined  to th�� almond-eyed sons of the Orient. Indeed  a cure is not attempted : it is simply a matter  of furnishing the lepers with food and shelter  until death releives them of their sufferings.  Dr. Frazer,   the medical health officer of Vic  toria, visited the lazaretto recently, and he  reports that the lepers are in a pitiable condition. Only three or four of them are able to  do any work whatever, and the weaker ones  are suffering for lack of attention. This is a  pitiable condition of affairs. Leprosy is the  most repulsive of all diseases, and as the  Chinese believe it to be contagious, they will  not approach a sufferer. Hence the unfortunates have to be taken care of by the "foreign  devil," as they speak of their Christian white  brother. Dr. Frazer suggests that arrangements be made for the transference of the lepers  to Tracadie lazaretto, where there are nurses  and medical attendants. The City Council of  Victoria have been trying to make such an arrangement for years past, but without accomplishing anything.  Polygamy is not tolerated by the laws of  Mexico. The Mexicans do not say to the  Mormons : "You shall not settle among us,"  but they decree that'-" a Mormon who wishes  to take a second wife must present a certificate, sig;ned by his first help-meet, to the  effect that she is willing ; and he must also  have the express consent of the second wife  and her parents." Ana In is rule works well.  Such certificates as those called for are very  seldom obtainable. ^  The steamers Oscar and Maud were tied up  at Vancouver the other day, the one with 1200  cases of powder and 300 cases of dynamite on  board from Departure Bay, and the other with  three carloads of powder from the Telegraph  Bay works. Considering the awful fate of New  Westminster the danger-laden steamers were  given a wide berth.  The Martin guillotine is falling with monotonous regularity these days. First the aristocratic head of Hon. Forbes Vernon falls  into the basket with a dull, sickening thud ;  then less distinguished office holders become  victims of Joe Martin's political "snickersnee." The latest victim is a Miss Woolley,  stenographer in one of the departments at  Victoria, and the circumstances under which  this young lady was dismissed are peculiarly  distressing. And the end is not yet. There  are a horde of hungry office-seekers to be pla-  cited, and places must be provided for them,  no matter how much the public service may  suffer.  Hypnotism is nothing very new now a-days.  It is claimed that everyone possesses, more or  less, the power to hypnotize, and that the knack  is by no means hard to acquire. The number  of "professors " on the road who will put ore  to sleep for a consideration, is dangerously  large. These gentry give the most objectionable exhibitions. One of them is at present  favoring Vancouver with a visit, and to draw  the crowd he places a man under hypnotic  influence and then exposes his victim to public  gaze for a day or two. A morbidly curious  crowd gather around the window in which the  hypnotized man is on show���in this instance a  store on the principal thoroughfare in the city  ���and make things lively. The "professor "  was brought before the police magistrate and  ordered to rouse the victim from his slumbers  -���which he promptly did. Here endeth the  first lesson.  Among the possibilities of the near future is  a British-Columbia-First party, to be made up  of the disaffected of both old parties. The  programme of the new organization is to take  a hand in the federal and provincial elections.  The result might be more interesting than  would appear on first thought.  A late number of the Kootenaian contains a  letter from Hon. J. Fred Hume to one Mrs.  Thomas, apprising that lady of the fact that a  trial would be built immediately up Goat  River to tap the White Grouse country. We  are anxious to learn if the Hon. the Minister  of Mines is heavily interested in claims in that  section. Moreover, if such be the case, will  the claims of the Hon. J. Fred Hume be benefitted by this trail. These questions should  be answered by the Minister of Mines.  Some days ago Mr. C. A. Gregg, of the Victoria Times, was interviewed by a reporter of  the Nelson Miner. In the course of the interview, Mr. Gregg is quoted as follows :  "Refering to provincial politics, Mr. Gregg  considered that the Turner party had" absolutely collapsed, their defeat being much more  complete than the election returns would indicate. It has been known for some time  that Colonel Baker is leaving the province,  and now Mr. Turner has thrown up the  sponge. The ex-premier has leased his house,  and is about to depart for the old country  where he will in future reside. There is no  doubt about this, as Mr. Turner has himself  authorized the statement."  This statement rather surprised Mr. Turner's  friends here, and many were inclined to  accept it as truth, believing that no one would  dare to make such an announcement without having authoritative information. Of  course Mr. Gregg was credited with having  exclusive information on the point, as no one  else had heard that it was Mr. Turner's intention to abandon British Columbia politics. It  now transpires that Mr. Turner had never  authorized that statement, and the following  telegram to The Economist yesterday seems to  demand some kind of an explanation from  Mr. Gregg :  Victoria, Sept. 20.  To the Editor of The Economist, Nelson :  The statement of Mr. Gregg about myself,  as published in the Miner, is false : the rest  of the statement is about of the same character. J. H. Turner.  The matter now resivles itself into a question of veracity between Mr. Turner and Mr.  Gregg. Mr. Turner says he is going to remain in British Columbia and Mr. Greg?,  who is a most astute politician, contends for  the reverse. An intelligent public will probably conclude that Mr. Gregg has been conversing through his Bombrero.  imiMiiaimux'MBkHWLKWJAiiuaMminiun  amgjmMSB^BBW^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  MINES AND MINING.  The lead is from 5 to 6 feet in width, and  recent assays show 6^ per cent values.  /It is estimated that there are over 1,00 men  . now working in the mines within five miles of  Sandon.  Some good copper-silver ore samples are be-  i ng taken out of late finds on Toby and Horse  Thief creeks.  Louis Herman of Kaslo, has taken a contract to sink 100 feet on the Iroquois mine, on  Hidden creek.  < .    ..       .������,���..  The O. K. property has not yet been sold,  although some would-be buyers have been  looking at it.  It is understood Mr. Sandiford has thrown  up his bord   oh   the   Mollie   Hughes.      He3  wanted more time and the owners   refused   to  give it.  C. W. McArthur, who has the contract for  building the stamp mill for the Canadian  Pacific Exploration company, owners of the  Porto Rico mine, reports that the work is progressing nicely.  Frank Guse has just returned to Rossland  f om Sullivan creek, where the claims St Pai 1  aid Belcher are situated. After sinking  down through about 12 feet of decomposed  m itter, the ledge was exposed 15 feet wide.  Two new tunnels have been started on the  Maud E. and Worlds Fair on the Noble Five  group. The new work is on the main lead,  which this year has been uncovered a distance  of about 2,000 feet, on the west side of the  the mountain.  ���I. T. Brewster of the Carnes Creek Consolidated Mining company, operating on the  Rosebery, on Carnes creek, says, that the company intended to make a trial shipment of 10  tms, probably to the Hall Mines smelter at  Nelson, this month.  A heavy stand for a cut-glass fruit bowl,  made out of more than 500 Klondike nuggets  s )ldered together, valued at $2,000, will be  presented by Yukon miners, many of whcm  have just arrived at San Francisco from tie  north, to Capt. Constantine, of the Northwest  Mounted Police, on his return to British Columbia.  Work is still being pushed rapidly ahead on  the tunnel on the Humming Bird claim, at  Boundary Creek. There is now on the dump  b3tween 60 and 70 tons of mineral which  would stand shipment if railway transporation  was available. An average assay of the rock  now being taken out is said to run in the  neighborhood of $30 in all values.  The second payment on the Slocan Boy  deal has been made by J. L. Retallack. This  mine was bonded several weeks ago to John  L. Retallack for $50,000 and a 10 per cent,  payment was made at the time. This second  payment was also 10 per cent. Mr. Retal-  lact received a cablegram from London advising him that the deal is going through without a hifcn at that end and authorizing him  to make the second payment.���New Denver  L dye  The Dundee concentrator will be completed  and ready for use within a month or six weeks.  The Faller and Evangeline, situate about  three miles up White Fish Creek, a tributary  of the St. Mary's River, is   showing  up   well.  R. B. Wood the first superintendent of the  Ymir mine, recently returned from the Klondyke, is inspecting property on Sheep creek,  near Salmo.  W. H. Sandiford has secured control of the  Condor, Baltimore Fraction, Iron Mask and  Sultana, a Four Mile group, and intends to  fully test the property.  At the recent meeting of the Dundee Mining Co. it was decided to install a 17-drill  compressor plant and to enlarge the concentrating mill. There are said to be some 24000  tons of ore in sight.  A. J. Marks has shipped 300 sacks of high  grade galena from the California, which will  go to Aurora, Illinois. At the end of the  month 300 sacks more will follow, making  upwards of 40 tons in all.  E. Croteau was in   Ymir  from   the  Dumas  last week.     Work is being pusheda^n thetur-  nel  at   the   100-foot   level.      A   crosscut   has.  been run in  the   hanging  wall and   another  ledge five wide has been found.  Walter Blanch field and George Walker  have returned to Ymir from Sixteen Mile creek,  where they have been driving a 35-fdbt tunnel  on the Cariboo Head. They report that properties on Sixteen Mile and Midge creeks are  fast coming to the front with good showings.  The Methow Group Mountain, four miles  from the Methow river, in the Okanagan  country, consists of seven claims. The tunnel  is now in 200 feet with three feet of solid ore  in the faos. The ore is of shipping grade and  contains a high percentage of nickle as well  as gold and silver.  Capitalists, for the last two months, have  been seeking investment in the mines of the  Fort Steele district. The Hall Mining Company, of |West Kootenay, have bonded and  are operating five promising properties. The  Lone Star and Equator on the East Fork of  Wild Horse Creek, Blue Grouse On Sand  Creek, Wasa and Mammoth on Wasa Creek,  and the Big Three Group on Horse Shoe Canyon. The Fort Steele Development Co., have  bonded the Moyie and Queen of the Hills, on  Moyie Lake, the Minnie M. and Tiger on  Trac}- Creek.���Fort Steele Prospector.  The Fort Steele Prospector says : One of the  most surprising and interesting developments  of the past week has been the find of rich gold  quartz on Boulder creek, which promises to be  richer than anything heretofore found in the  district. The quartz is of surprising richness, and small samples when panned give  large returns in gold. The location of the  new discovery is on the west side of Boulder  creek about 2\ miles from Wild Horse, and  not over 7 miles from Fort Steele. The ledge  is visible for about 400 feet on the surface,  and the ore chute has been followed for a distance of 150 feet. The ore is a sort of por-  phyritic quartz, carrying high values in   gold.  The Fort Steele Prospector reports that a  100 foot ledge of solid ore, averaging $50 to  the ton, has been struck on Sullivan group.  August Johnson of Nelson, has taken a contract from Wilson Bros, to sink a shaft on the  Canadian Beile. Day, and night shifts have  been employed.  Lemon creek has some good placer diggings:  The Nothern Belle, in the Jackson basin,  has 30 men at work, and its hew concentrator  will be in operation next month.  The Silver Cup in the Trout Lake district  is turning out very well. Payments from  the Selby Smelting and Lead Co. give $12,-  321.95 in respect of 124 tons recently treated.  The White Goat located on the South Fork  of the St Mary's river has a vein  10  feet  in t  width with   a  good  showing  of copper   ore.  The owners will run a  50-foot tunnel  during  the winter.  In drifting at a distance of 40 feet from   the  bottom of the vertical shaft at the 170-feet level  of the old Ironsides^  Ore carrying  high value  wasstruck. The old Ironsides is one of the leading mines in Greenwood camp.  o   Since the system of liquefying air has  been  simplified   and  cheapened, says  the   Western  Mining World,   its uses in. an industrial   way  have been widely discused.     In noway is  it  likely to prove more beneficial   than in deep  mining,   where  heat must   be ^overcome    by  some    artificial     means     and     the    pumping   in   of   sufficient   supplies   of  fresh   air  becomes a problem.     With ample supplies of  liquid air.   cheaply   manufactured,  the  temperature of the deepest mine can   be  satisfactorily regulated, the evaporation of   the  wonderful cooling   medium   supptying   necessary  oxygen to purify  the  air.     The  problem   of  following ore veins into the bowels of the earth  will be solved by liquefied   air,   and  sub-ter-  restial existence will take on   a   new  aspect.  Deep mining under the   new  conditions   promised by science will mean a thorough test of  mineral veins to a depth   now  undreamed   of  by man.     The imagination cannot grasp   the  possibilities of liquefied air.  Although there are no tin mines of  payable  value on this continent,   yet   it   would   be  as  well if prospectors in the Kootenays would  be  on the lookout for specimens of the ore.   Possr  ibly they have walked over and without   even  dreaming of it, immense riches.     The supply  of tin ore is limited,  and   tin   comes   next  in  value to silver.     For the edification of  prospectors and others the Leader gives  the   tech-  nicnl description of the mode of occurrence  of  tin ore.     Cassiterite   of   tin-stone,  is usually  found in veins in granite and ancient igneous  rocks (plutonic series.)     It  contains  79   per  cent, metal tin.     It occurs in brown crystals,  grains  and   masses,   very   hard,  high  lustre,  brittle and often as heavy as galena.     Power-  brown  or   brownish-gray.      Wood-tin  is  the  uncrystalized fibrous form  of cassiterite,  and  is   much like dry wood  in   color,   appearance  and structure.      Stream tin is the float ore, in  the form of gravel or sand, and it is  obtained  from the beds of streams   and   gravel bedt^.���-  Rossland Lrader.  S!13S$;.Sig|i^ .rrcA'M^-'-.,.ui.'i��wii.-.-^jH..Ai...:-a..y..    ��� ������   �����.����������� i -....��������� .,.���-���, -,���^_ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  /Oi  MINES AND MINING.  All the properties about   Silverton   are reported as doing well.    Considerable  develops  ment work is going on.  The Essex and Edinburgh, on Wakefield  Mountain, are being worked. A Toronto  syndicate has bonded the properties.  The Mystery on Alki Creek, has a lead  about 12 feet wide, which has been traced over  1000 feet. The ore is, a copper pyrite carrying gold and silver.  Operations are being actively pursued on  the Wakefield, on Four Mile creek, and it is  expected that during this winter the mine will  be a regular shipper.  The final payment of $15,000 has been made  on the Pothook group of claims, at Kamloops.  The claims pass to an English syndicate, of  which Henry Croft is the head.  Fred Oliver of Rossland, has put ten men to  work on the properties recently bonded by  him from the Boundary Creek Mining &  Milling company, in the vicinity of Greenwood  The Comstock, on Fennelle creek, near Silverton, will be a regular shipper this winter.  The property is well developed, and a wagon  road from Four Mile creek is nearing completion.  The King Soloman group, similar to the  properties in Copper Camp, contains large  badies of rich copper ore. It is crown granted,  and new development operations are being  Commenced on a large scale.  THE ASSIZES.  Special assizes  were   opened   in   the   Court  House,   Nelson,   yesterday   morning ��� by   Mr.  Justice Irving, when the following grand jury  were   sworn  in : H.  B.   Thomson,   foreman ;  John A. Turner, G. E. Martin,   C.   St.   Barbe,  R.    Campbell-Johnston,    J.    A.    Irving,    H.  Selous,  T.  Madden,   H.   M.   Vincent,   R..E.  Lemon, A. R. Sherwood, G. Bigelow, T. Gray,  J.   Hamilton   and   J.   F.   Weir.      While   the  grand jury were   considering   their  bills, his  lordship heard a number of chamber applications.  True  bills   were  found  in  all cases except  that of Regina vs. Kane.  A Swede, named Oleson, was indicted for  having, on August 4th last, robbed one Eric  Strand of $130.  John Elliott prosecuted on the part of the  Crown   and   W.   A.   Galliher   defended   the  prisoner.  Evidence went to show that Strand had  drawn $150 from the Bank of Montreal, and  he and the prisoner proceeded to drink. The  prisoner, when he met with Strand, was dead  broke, but after the money was missed and he  was arrested, he had five $10 bills on the  Bank of Montreal, one $5 bill on the Bank of  If you contemplate matrimony call on Lewis & Dervin for  the wedding cake.  British Columbia, and $4.25 in silver on his  person. The evidence, however, failed to saddle   guilt  on   Oleson, who   was  consequently  discharged.  J. Lawson was charged with the larceny of  a cheque from one M. McPhail. The prisoner  said that he found the cheque in question and  turned it over to James Scott to have it  cashed. Scott tried to cash it in Nelson, but  payment had been stopped at New Denver, on  which bank the money was made payable.  The prisoner was found guilty,'and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment with  hard labor. Scott, for complicity in the  crime, was sent to gaol for three months.  This morning a jury,was  empaneled to tr}'  Thomas Fitzgerald   for the attempted murder  of a man named Hayes.    The occurrence took  place at the new town of Brooklyn, on the 13th  July last.      Fitzgerald stabbed   his victim in  the neck, inflicting injuries so serious that his  life was dispaired of.      He then gave himself  up to the police.      Hayes recovered,   and left  the country, his   whereabouts  at present not  being known.  John Elliott prosecuted, and W. A. Galliher  defended the prisoner.  The evidence went to show   that Fitzgerald  arrived in Brooklyn   on the day   of the occurrence ; that   he was   drinking   heavily ; that  there v/ere some angry words between him and  some men in one of  the pa loons ;  that Hayes  was not one of the offenders, but   that he was  so badly cut with a knife that his life-.was dispaired of.       An tjffort.was made to prove that  Fitzgerald was irresponsible for his actions, as  he was laboring under   ao hallucination' that  he was being pursued b}r a number of. men who  wanted to kill him.  The prisoner was put on the witness stand  and made a rambling statement. He said that  a number of men had accused him of insulting  a 'female attendant.at the Anderson House, and  threatened to do for him. He left the Anderson House and went over to the Exchange so  as to avoid them. When going to bed Hayes  entered his room, with ah axe in his hand, and  threatened to do for him. Prisoner reluctantly  admitted having used the knife.  The prisoner was sentenced to twelve months  with hard labor.  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  The   assize court has brought   many people  into the city this week.  Husband���Maria,   wake  up   quick 1      The  house is on fire.    You save the baby.  Wife���Oh, my bicycle, my bicycle!  Husband���Come on; I carried that out first.  The keenness of Gladstone's collecting eye,  even in old age, the Athan&eum says, may be  inferred from the story told us by a bookseller  in Brighton. On one of his last visits Mr.  Gladstone paid a visit to our informant and  took up a nice book in an old French binding. " What's this?" he said. " Oh, it's a  book from the library of Catherine de Medici."  " But there's no fleur-de-lis in the top lozenge/'  retorted Mr. Gladstone without a second glance  at it.  A large number of capitalists have arrived  in the city during the past few days.  The Cosgrove Family appear at the rink  tomorrow and Friday evenings under the auspices of the Baseball Club.  The weather has been particularly favorable  for building operations. The new buildings  now in process of construction will be all  completed before the autumn rains set in.  Another case of accidental death is reported  from the Silver King today. A miner going  in before the eases from a shot had cleared  away,   was   overcome,   and  before   assistanoe  arrived, died.  Hon. J. Fred Hume was today  declared re-'  elected by   acclamation   as   representative   of  the   Nelson   riding   in   the   local   legislature.  There   being  no   opposition,  the   proceedings  were very tame.  The Victoria police have notified other  towns to be on the watch for a man of 25,  height 5 feet, 8 inches, dark camplexion, small  mustache, hard hat and dark clothes, who has  been passing forged checks and who is wanted  on'four charges.  The Rossland Leader reports a splendid  strike has been made on the Jumbo, situated  on Spokane mountain. At a depth of 350  feet a large body of ore has been exposed of  iron and quartz, mixed with tellurides and  free sold. The directorate have decided to  start work on No. 3 shaft   at once.  Steamers from Skagway and other points  north are becoming more crowded every trip.  The Seattle and Tees on their last trip had as _  many passengers as they could possibly handle, the Tees having 40 and the City of Seattle  209. It is not known exactly how much gold  came down, but it is thought to be in the  neighborhood of $200,000.  It is reported from Sicamous that R. Robert  Dent, 'alias Dr. Roberts, alias Dr. Bartlett, who  is described as " forger, swindler, fake parson,  quack doctor and general confidence man," is  operating in that district. The fellow was sent  to   New   Westminster for   a year   in 1897 for  passing bogus cheques in'Vancouver.     It was  hoped he left British Columbia when his term  was up, but scarcely a month  has elapsed till  . he is found  again   at  his   old   tricks.      J. E.  Hooper, of Sicamous, has reported to the police  thrt. "Dr. Roberts "had victimized him and a  number of   others   in the   district   by  bogus  cheques.  R. T. Lowry, "editor and   financier"   of  the  New Denver Ledge, is in the city.    Mr. Lowry  is   out  for   a   holiday and has found it.    He  thinks Vancouver is   one   of the most cosmopolitan cities that he has   seen  and   admires  the progress which has been  generally   made  since he   inspected the water   off the C. P. R.  dock in the early epring.    When  he   brushes  off the dust of the  Slocan   mining   district  in  Vancouver, he   will   go  to the  effete east and  visit his old   home.    In   Toronto he   will endeavor to convey the impression that there are  other mining camps  besides   the   Trail Creek  district,   and   that   the   Slocan   is   worthy  olj|  watching.���Province.  Wb&3��$W.  m  p  _m THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  LARRY'S    LETTER.  Hogan's Alley, September 14.  Deer Tim,���I had to cut me last letter short  "   bekase I   was left in   the   dark,   the   same as  everywon else does be these noights thats de-;  pinding on electric loights.    Of coorse yeknow  what elecrick loights is loike, Tim.      They're  of two soorts���-won what   they, calls   the "ark  loight, bekase they say it was invinted be Noa  at the toime ov the flood   to keep the animals  in the minagery from foighting  in  the   dark.  The other sodrt is called the ihcandasent,   but  where the dasency  comes in,   as we   get it, in  Nelson, meself doseh't known.     The ihcandasent loight is for all the world loike a hairpin  in a sodawater bottle,   an' it;was   invinted  to  protect people who blow out the gas. We have  no gas to blow   out in Nelson, so whin  we're  left in the;'dark, we've got to loight lamps an'  candlee.     But tis a quare thing, Tim, to have  to pay for loight  ye don't get,   an'   to run the  risk ov brakeing yer neck getting home in-the  dark.    Only for the intilligence ov the parrots  an' other sions an'   tokens ye  couldn't   make  yer way about at all at all.       The  Bogustown  burd when she hears   anybody coming,  sings  out, " Addition   A : change here   for   Bogus- .  town, Plume   Addition,    the. Brewery,   Milk-  ranch.  Hurry-up I" An' then if she has toime  she sings the little varse I towld ye about the  other week :  If you'd keep yourself from dangers,  Hurry-up,  He has no respect for strangers,  Hurry-up,.  Don't be charmed by bis bellow,  Tho'he tries to make it mellow,  As he's not a trusty fellow,  Hurry-up.  You can't afford to scorn -      ���    ���  Hurry-up, '      ���  He'd impale you on liis hornj  Hurry-up,  .   Just you run-with all your might  When he hovers witli-in sight,  You'd be nowhere in the fight,  Hurry-up.  An' tis ten to won that ye.wont hear the owld  bull bellowing hisself on his noight rambles.  Bogustown Polly is a grate burd,. Tim. She  has another new song : ~     -  It's no use to grumble and sigh,  It's no use to worry and fret, .  It's useless to groan or to cry,  ��� Or. fling yourself dowrn in a pet:  You ai never be wise or be great, '���  If you bluster like bees wlieu they swarm ;  Tis folly your woes to berate,  And pitch like a ship in a storm.  Don't get iii a tantrum and shout  When obstacles rise in your path,  And don't, let me beg of you, pout,  By way of displaying your 'wrath ;  Don* t butt out your-brains jaist to spite  Borne fancied injustice of Fate.  F'or Lime will set everything right,  If you only have patience to wait.  The blustering wind cannot chill  The lake, though he ruffles its face,  J3ut the frost,, with his presence so still,  Locks it fast in a silent embrace,  So you may win fame beyond price,  And conquer the world with itsipelf,  If only you'll heed this advice,  And first learn to conquer yourself.  The Baker Street burd is improving too, I'm  towld, but I haven't heerd her sing for a long  toime. But she gives a big whissel now an'  agin so that peeple may know where they are  besoides in .the dark. In the east ind ov the  to*vn ye heer the pianneys going all noight, in  the" Wfst ind ye heer the trains shunting, if ye  w  11  1 o  ,,nth ye knuvv   you've <;ot to <  & l,x-  hill, an' if ye go north ye know you'll be going  down hill, so ye see, Tim, that Nelson isn't the  most unconvanient spot to be in darkness. The  worst ov it is, Tim, that we've got as much for  to pay for being in darkness as other towns  have to put up for getting loights.  There's a frend ov me own,, Tim, that's going  to get married to a yung woman he never seen  in hisloife, an' he didn't get to know her at a  dark; seance  or thro' a  matrimonial   agincy  naither.    'Twas looking after a brother ov her"  own she was whin she  found the  other   girl's  brother, an' whin   he sees her he wont   know  her  from Eve, only that   her portrait is more  modern, ov coorse, an' that fashions  have   altered a. good d ail since th e furst fashion pi ai ts  wor published in the Garden :oy Eden.    Well j  it all happint in this way, ,'Tithi' , Me frend an'  the yung woman's   brother wor  great  chums,  but the brother left for parts unknown, an' the  sifter wrote to rne frend about him; Since they  couldn't foind the missing won, me frend pro-  mist to be a brother to her until he turned .up.  That was a cuple ov years ago,   an'   he hasn't  turned up since, so they're tired ov the brother  an' sister arrangement,- an'   they're-- going  to  git married. Larry Finn.  CITY   COUNCIL.  At the weekly meeting of the City Council  on Monday afternoon Mayor Houston-presided. Aldermen Gilker, Madden, Hillyer  and Malone were also present.  There were-no reports, from the standing  committees. '     \  Tenders were opened for the laying of sewer  pipe on Cedar, Park and Vernon streets. . The  contract -was. awarded ��� to. the lowest bidder,  Campbell & Deacon, who undertook to do the  work for $728.-.  . Contractor Thompson handed in a tender at  3.15 o'clock, which, after some consideration,  it was decided to open. The price named was  $745.,  A petition was received from "the residents  of Silica street, asking for an extension of the  sidewalk and the opening up of the alleyway,  so as to be passable for teams at block 26.  Referred to Board of Works.  G. 0. Hodge wrote, complaining of the surface water at his premises causing considerable  trouble.by flooding.  Referred to City Engineer.  The  residents   of   block  70, Vernon :street,  asked   that  a   sidewalk   be   laid   there,   and  pointed out that several,  residences   had been  built in the vicinity of late.  Referred to Board of Works.  The    City    Engineer     reported     that    he  expected the new cemetery would be ready for  use   in   the  course of   a   few   days.    He had  cleared off a couple of acres,  and the roadway  was almost completed.  Aid. Madden remarked that two or three  bodies had been interred in the old cemetery  last week.  It was decided to notify the public that  from and after September 22 all interments  from the city must be made in the new cemetery, and that -burial permits be procured  from the City Engineer.  A telegram was read from the mayor of  New Westminster, thanking the council for  their prompt and liberal action in affording  relief to those in distress consequent upon the  big fire.  The mayor read a report from Collector  Ward, setting forth that there were arrears  by consumers of electric light amounting to  $393.55, and water rates were $614 behind.  Aid. Madden suggested that all parties ^not  paying should have their supply cut off.        a  A: resolution .was passed notifying ^defaulters  that if the arrears be hot,paid in: before September '30a;their   supplies  will   be   forthwith  ..CUt off.-., a ':���'���-.," �����-. ,:,:..;. .,-���.' ;-'a a^.': '"-.-..'A--  ,   ' ,'  - .   .'   a   . a . a   ��� o ��� ,���    '       ., '  A   letter awas   read   from  ex-City  Solieitoia  Elliott, stating that he could: riot a at present  comply  with   the   mayor's   request    that   all  papers and monoys in his  possession   belongs  ing to the city be handed over".}   As; soon, Mra  Elliott 'said,.-..as his claims were settled  by the  city   he   would   hand   over   everything.    He  averred  that he had been   treated   in a most  shameful   manner   by   the   city   council, and  added that his bill of costs would cover more  than the amount retained by him.    He woulot  be   quite   willing  to   hand   over   to the city's.  legal representative a marked   cheque for the'  sum in his possession, pendingoythe/-:taxing-/of-  his costs.    If such a  settlement  could not.^be,  arrived at he-rhouarhtait best, in   the/ interests  of the public that: the matter should-beinves-  tigated  in   open   court,  so'that, the   citizens-  might   see   who   was   really   acting.': in 'their  interests.   ��� He was   paying   more   taxes than  any alderman, and consequently   had a more  lively interest in the welfare of the city.  Aid.    Hillyer a    Has   he   paid    the   money  back ?      V  The Mayor: No ; he refuses.  Aid. Gilker : But he talks about  a marked  cheque.    That might be the simpl��st.r.way out  of it.    '���-:'��� "  Aid. Hillyer: That's   all: poppycock.    That  letter is a disgrace.  The Mayor :  Why should we let   him turn  our money over to  another   solicitor ?.;  If we  let him do that there will   be   another   bill of  costs, and then that solicitor will, hand;it over  to another.    That is a small and measley way  for any one to act towards the cityr, especially  on the part of a man who has   been, paid  for  everything he did.    He had  no more right to  take that moneyr out of court and   lodge   it in  his   own   name   than   I ..would   have   to take  money out of the safe here.    There  are aldermen   here  who   contributed  more in a public  spirited way than all the lawyers in Nelson  put together. I don't think the lawyers of  Nelson contributed $50 between them to any  public spirited movement since the town was  started. But there is no use in chewing  the rag.  The matter wan  left   in   the   hands of the   '  mayor.  The mayor announced that the arrange-^  ment to supply the Hall Mines with water  was not feasible. They tried it with permission one night and without the next, and  the result was that the reservoir was almost  run dry.  A number of accounts having been passed,  and routine business disposed of, the board  adjourned.  l>  &S41-' A THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  i^Hne^ Li very arid Feed Stable  Pack and saddle horses furnished on shortest  notice       Telephone 67  Open day and night. <  KELLY & STEEPER, props.  Ask for  Queen Automatic Refrigerators  Lightning See Cream Freezers*^"  Pails made of Best Virginia White Cedar, with Electric welded wire hoops  ritan Wickless Oil Stoves  NELSGN HARDWARE CO.  when    you    order  matches.  Then  L.  you ..will;, be   sure  of having the best.  3  Tinsmith ing  Plumbing  AND  *"�� SOO-PACIFIC LINE  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eattern arid European points.   To Pacific  Coast, China/Japan, and Australia points.  TOURISTPARS  Models of comfort     -     . -  Pass Revelstoke daily to   St. Paul  Daily (except Wednesday) to  Eastern points  CONNECTIONS:  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets arid  Office Finings.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.    Prices Reasonable.  THOS. CRAY. Nelgort, B. C,  To the Public ���a '     .  ^       To Rossland and main land pointi  Daily  6:40p.m  leaves  ^��� Daily  NELSON-arrives 10:30 p.m.  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.  Nelson Bakery, Lewis & Dervin, props  Josephine Street  Heating  Nelson.  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.   Str. Kokanee.  Except Sunday Excapt Sunday  4 p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Nelson:  Ex. Sun. jh^ gjin  7 a. m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 10:30 'p. m."  Makes outward conaection at Pilot Bay with  str. Kokanee, but inward such connoction is  not guaranteed. Steamers on their respective  routes call at principal landings in both directions, and at other points when signalled.  Slocan City, Slocan Lake point* and Sandon  Except Sunday      ^ Except Sunday  9a.m.   leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives   2:20 p.m.!  Ascertain Present Reduced Rates.  Full information from nearest local aeent or  from GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket Agent, Nelson,  " KOOTENAV LAKE SAW MILL  W. F. Anderson,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Ceyfe,  Dlat. PftB��. Agent,  Vancouver, B.C.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and f Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. \ Turned  Work.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  T. W. Gray, of the Nelson Saw and Planing  Mill, has assigned for the benefit of his  creditors.  Among those registered at the Phair, last  raght, were W. G. Blackstock and G. E. Good-  arham, of Toronto.  The Dominion Express Co. have volunteered  ^o carry all parcels or money consigned for  the relief of the sufferers from the late fire at  New Westminster, free of charge.  The majority shareholders of  the  Le  Roi  have  filed   notice  of appeal against the  decision of Mr. Justice Irving, dismissing W. A.  Carlyle  from   the  receivership.    The  appeal  has been fixed for October 5 at Victoria.  ,-OA. W.  McFee, an   officer  in  the   Salvation  Army, who was here with the  Salvation   Marine Band, and who enjoys  considerable  celebrity as a musician, has taken up  his   residence in Nelson and will work for Theo Mad-  son, the tent manufacturer.  One  of   the children  attending the public  school had a very narrow  escape  a few days  ago. The little fellow, while playing around  the excavations for the addition to the school-  house, fell into one of the deep holes,  and was taken up unconscious.  The hub and hub contest, at Rossland  Labor Day celebration, was won by the team  from Nelson, and the prize of $150 and the  championship of the Kootenays thus secured.  The wet test would probably have fallen to  Nelson, too, were it not for an accident, one of  the team coming to grief in the run.  A runaway team caused considerable commotion at the east end of the city on Monday.  The horses took start at the Hume Addition,  and galloped at a mad pace down Water  street, narrowly escaping collision with other  vehicles on the road. They were pulled up  near Gray's sawmill, when it was found that  no injury had been sustained.  The polling stations in  the  Nelson   riding  for the prohibition plebiscite, are as  follows :  Nelson,   Court  house ;    Silver    King   Mine  Canteen ;     Hall's   Siding,  Algonquin   Hotel  Office;   Erie. N. &   F.   S.   Railway   Office;  Ymir, Stanley Hall ; Waneta, Custom House;  Procter's Landing, Outlet H >tel; Kuskonook,  Barber Shop Corner Kootenay Ave. and 7th  St; Kootenay Boundary, Custom House (Ry-  kert's).  The friends in town, of whom there are not  a few, of Paul Johnson, late superintendent  of the Hall Mines smelter, will be pleased to  hear that he has been promoted in the service  of the great smelting firm of Googenheim  Bros. Instead of being in charge of their  smelter in Mexico, he is now general superintendent of their great smelting and refining  works at Pueblo, which are said to be the largest in America.  So widespread has been   the  sympathy   for  the sufferers by the New Westminster fire, one  is reminded of that old   aphorism, one   touch  of   Nature   makes   the   whole    world     kin.  Among the first to goon the subscription  list.  were the C. P. R. for  $5,000 ;   James   Dunsmuir, $1,000, as well   as  free use of   railroads  and   steamboats  for  relief   party.      Turner,  Beeton & Co., who lost a stock of over $25,00.0,  only partly insured, were among   the &TBt   to  go on the list���for $250.  "gum   ���^..-.,������.,^,.������.-   .JL.-... j. , ii ��� .i i.iji i  m.mi-r-T-T^r-j-K-tr".��� s-rrrrsr-. ������ f.-r.rrrrr.-rTT-T'^rrrr-^r^ry' -V-'MK -wmrrfKr!?-.v"F*ftyrvzf?zaiiivwii? w.v>3rzrnzr. erne ���v.-w-��'X-?ragg��g^r^A'-.:j.-.>s>..iti -J^y-tz\.r.M.:  tl..-.^L��./Tj^>'...t^.iJ!g? 8  THE NELSON ECONOMISE  u)  III  h  I* !  PI  I  I  p  1  It V  I  YMIR.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist)  An important 'strike was made  within the past few days on the  Tamarac* a rich body of high grade  ore being encountered at" the ^200-  foot level.  Prof. J. C.  Garvin   arrived back  here  last  Thursday from Alaska,  where; he had been- reporting on a  large free-milling proposition���one  similar to the property being operated  by  the Treadwell  cdmpany.  The property is situated on   Douglas Island, and the report was made  from jthe Walters' Company, Spokane.                                  "'"���.,"  Last week a disgraceful ^escapade  of   a   supposed  respectable young  man occurred white under  thie influence of'liquor.    He attempted to  gain an entrance into the'rooin of a  young lady of-irreproachable character during the  night   tifnej   but  was frightened by the  young lady  threatening to  shoot.   Tn   his endeavor to escape, I=am informed, he  fell into an empty  piano tpx, and  since then he has enjoyed the illustrious title  of  " Piano   Box ."  Should such a thing happen again  it will 'probably cost the young  man his liberty, as action will certainly be taken.  W. H. Corbould, general manager Canadian Pacific Exploration,  Ltd., is expected here from England  this week.   -  Rev. A. W. Sheppard will leave  for the East next Monday to resume  his studies at the Presbyterian College, Montreal. His "successor ha?  not yet been named. a a, ,^  A carload of compressor machinery is here from Chicago, consigned  to the Dundee:Gtoid ;Mining Go,  About 20 men are employed  about the Enterprise. The force  will be increased and the property  probably worked on a more extensive scale when J. A. Finch visits  it this week or next.  The serpent smiled affably. "Have  an' apple ? " he insinuated. The mbth-  er of the race shrugged her shoulders.  "Not this Eve," she rejoined; "s'm'-  otherEve." "This," mused thertempter, with a dazed look" and & slight  shiver , " must be the woman's version  Ah, yes,"  Wanderer���" Yes, lady ; a few^ years  ago Iwas just rolling iri wealth.'.' Kind-  hearted" housekeeper ���'.'/ Poor man ;  here is a,quarter. Rum did it, I suppose ?" Wanderer���"No'm. Religion."  :Kind-hearted housekeeper���* 'Religion?  Wanderer���" Yes'm; I was one of the  most successful burglars in the country;  but I got religion and couldn't work  at me trade no more.   Thanks.."  To-preserve the health the medical profession  are unanimous in declaring that Joy's Bread  is an essential. Enjoy, good' health, and use  Joy's Bread.  LAND RECISTRY ACT.  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in  British Columbia.  .  ��� Shoes and Rubber Goods "and General Stock of. Miners'Supplie  6r1p&SITEPOSTOFF/Ce, NELSON. B.G. ._...!  FRED  X SQUIRE,  MERCHANT TAI LOR.  High Class Suits Made in  , ��� '���    A    .'   -'���-   > ������   a   ���  ,...;./ Latest Styles.  th<  Magn ificent Line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsted,  and West of England Trouserings, Suitable for  Sprinjy wearj JL special feature of Fancy. Worsted  Sitings  '..  . CR A^FORE^ B 'A1&--  (Special Correspondence of The Economist) Z  Last Saturday Dr;,Hicj^v Mr  Nichols and Mr. Cooke came in on  the steamer^elson^ hay higaj pst ref  turned from Teslfn- lake. They  took out an outfit of grufe and went  into the St. Mary's countsrjr������ fbr a  few weeks' prospiecting, shooting  and fishing. /  On the 10th, F. Wheeler (Great  Northern Railway), Mr. Munn  (K. & S. R.) and Col. ShaitH came  in on Fred Coyle's launch, atid  made a quick trip up to the Black  Prince group on Sawyer creek on  Wednesday. Messrs.. Brelich and  Greaves came in on Fred's boat  and made a trip up to Hooker  creek to expert some claims. On  the same day Mr. H. Roy- (of the  Silver Hill mine, on Canyon creek)  and Mr. Gosselin came in and went  up to the mine, and reported things  to be: better : than ever. Mr. Roy  told me that the ore he took to  Rossland from the mine created  quite a sensation there. The steel  rails for the tunnel track will soon  be going up. The Mawdsley boys  are kept quite busy with their pack  train and saddle horses. The trail  ii kept quite hot with the traffic.  We are now prepared to deliver bread, cakes  pastry, etc., to all parts of the city. Lewis &.  i;ervin, Baker Street. Nelson.  In the matter of an application for a duplicate of certificate of title to lot 1 (one),  block 10 (ten), town of Nelson, notice is hereby given that it?s my intentional the expiration ofone month from the first publication  hereof, to issue a duplicate of the certificate of  John Roper Hull to the above lands, dated  the 10th day of March, 189 , and numbered  15,950a.. - <        .  -    -     - . P. Y. -WOOTTON,  Registrar-General.  Land Registry Office,.. <���<   -  Victoria, B. C.-f 13th September, 1898.  WANTED.  FRED. J. SQUIRE  Baker St., Nelson, B, C.  _u.  On Baker Street, rooms suitable for Photographic Studio. Apply, with particulars, to  "Photo," Economist Office.  CERT8F1CATE OF   SRflPROVE^EMTS.  "Hillside" mineral claim; situate in the  Nelson Mining Bivision of West Kootenay District.        ������...        ��� ...  . ��� .a "  .;^^ Where;located:���On the east side of Giveout  creek, "and J.s the .eastern extension ���of- the  ^Bodie^t'clai-m^.d-n-To'aia-Mountain.    -  ;Take notice.that I,.A. G. Gamble* Free Miner's  Certificate   Noa 13592   A,> agent   for   Edward  James Bulmer, Free   Miner's Certificate   No.  20639 A, intendj sixty days after date hereof, to  appl^;to;the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of impro^mehtsi afor the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  _ Apd further, take, notice that, action, under,  section 37, ;must be commencedbefore the issuance of such cert.ificatfi_of.iinproy-em.ents.. _  ��� Dated-this 10th day of September, 1898; -   - -  a ...       A. G. Gamble, Agent.  will you roast oyer a hot cooking stove during.  this warm .weafeheifa whshaweciwi supply .you  with a coaj oil stove which willr save -youf temper as well as  your pocket?t   You.can.do Anything with ttiftm.        ,  We have also a fine line of house furnishings on hand.  ��� r i �����'���  ��� rtt. !,  ���-L *ij.      ;..nl.    .,.; t   .  DENTIST  Mara Block,  Baker Street, Nelson  Special attention given to crown and bridge  work and the painless extraction of teeth by  ocal anesthetics. :���'   . .    . ,.;;; ..........  FROH YOOR GROCER.  j^hen you buy ���. ��� .aaaaaaaaa a  OKELL & MORRIS'  aAAAA:aaa.Aaaaa\ : .^KEl-E:"^"^ '  you get what are pure British OolumbiaT        Are vabsolut^ly toe ��� >  fruit and sngar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  .home. ' , .......     ..; -:a;,-     '<.-���>���   a a ^*a ������  -az-a ��� --aa.  ��� ..���������-*  GEO. L.l LENNOX  BARRISTER and SOLICITOR  LAW OFFICE  Baker.Street, NeSson  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in r  ��������� ������     ���     ->.--.:        :���������:   ���*'���-.'���..���-���      'M,-,A.. ,   ������-.     ���-v'--     v''   M : A;  0  AH the leading brands always in stock.  GOOD BATH  SMOOTH SHAVE  AND HAIRCUT  AS YOU IvIKK  IT, GO  TO THE  two doors east of the Post Office.  W. J. Morrison, Prop. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  : ���').  ���At>.  A Fine Table.  A wealthy lady who   is  fond  of  experimenting in household affairs recommends  a   breakfast   table of   Mexican   onyx.     It  never soils and nothing can scratch, stain  or injure  its   brilliant surface.     It can be  used without  a tablecloth   and  in warm  w��ather is much more comfortable than a  table with a  lining and  cover.     Another  thoughtful housekeeper recommends for a  table  cover  the finely woven and  gayly  colored mats made   by the   Malays of the  Philippines   and the   straits  settlements.  They, are strong, elastic and durable and  are composed of a hard, cane fiber, which  is nonabsorbont and unpleasant to all insects.     The   finest   quality   is   expensive,  costing from $10 a square yard upward.���-  Margherita Arlina  Harum  inJSTew York  Mail and Express. ��� ;  The Age of the Mirror.  a A.n ingenious archaeologist says that the  oldest evidence of  civilization   is the miia  ror.   The Japanese and Koreans discovered  the art of   making one from iron   at least  2,500   years   ago.     This; long   period   is  dwarfed   by  the. Chinese   record,   which  shows that mirrors, large and small, made  of brass, copper or silver, have been in use  in that land over 4,000 years.    De Morgan  found a mirror that seemed  to date from  the .second dynasty in Egypt about   5,000  years ago, and the latest investigations in���  the  civilizations  of   Akkad  and   Nippur'  show that the belles of those half forgotten  countries   used   to admire  themselves  in  glasses of some sort or in burnished metal  at least  50 centuries before  the Christian  era.' '  Kotice of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  asixtydays after date I intend to 'applyto the  Chief.Commissioner of Lands and  Works for  permission to purcliase the following described  unsurveyed. and unreserved land, viz.: Beginning at a post set on the. south  bank vof 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 rueanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning,  containing one hundred  and. sixty acres more or less,  a July 30,1898: E. C. Arthur.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. a  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. banch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674.\, intend, sixty days, from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of Iraproreraents, for the purpose of ob-  taining.a Crown Grant of the abOTe claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th. da.y of August. 1898.  -John A. Coryell, Agent.  .   CERTIFICATE OF ,ISWPROVEIVSEKTS  "Grand Union" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. . ^  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  1'ake notice that J, .John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  494SA, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to. the mining recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.  And further 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. Corvell, as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 130S1A, intend," sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the raining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1S98.  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 bv His Honor  Judge Forin that 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 notifvthc undersigned.  Every* creditor or other person having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of  the persona] 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  particu lars of his claim or interest, and a  statem ent of his account and the nature of the  securit}' (if any) held by him. After the expiration of the said thirty days, the Administrator will proceed with the distribution of  the estate, having regard to those claims only  of which we shall have had notice.  Dated at Nelson, this 12th day of July,a898.  J.F.Armstrong,    a  Official  Administrator.  CERTIFICATE GF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Belief Fraction " mineral claim, situate in  the'Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  :   Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  'about t we fveihiles from Erie.-     a '.-'-".'���  '  Take notice that I, John' A. Coryell, as agentc  for R.  K.  Neill,  Free Miner's' Certificate  No.c  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,-  to apply to the raining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the .purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. ,  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. .  Dated this 9th day of August, 1S98.  John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Star Shine "''mineral' claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay disr  trict.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  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.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.,  CERTIFICATE OF''IMPRdVEMEMTSa: v'"  " Canadian Queen " mineral claim, situate in  the NeL<on Mining Division of Wfct Kootenay  district.  ,  Where located : North Fork of Salmon River,  a'oout two miles from Erie.  lAake notice.that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for wa F. Mitchell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  33578 A, E. M. Lngram, Free Miner's Certificate  No. No. 5292 A, arid A. B. Ingram, Free Miner's  Certificate Nr. S838 A, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of -j.nprOTem.ents, 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 day of September, 1S98.  John A. Coryell.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  T. S. Gore.  H.  Burnet.  or  J. H. McGrego*  I CI  Provincial and   Dominion  Land  Surveyors and Civi! ��ngin@ers.  Agents for Obtaining Crown   Grants and Abstract of Tiile to Mineral Claims, &c.  KELSON,   -  - -   British Columbia  Optician and  McKillop   Block,  atcfimaker,  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. F.  Ry. agent or  G. S.  BEER,  C.   P.  R. Agent,  Nelson.  WM.  ST ITT, Gen    S.   S. Agt., Winnipeg.  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B.C.  a   . -'branches at   .  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THR^E FORKS SLOCAN CITY  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL DEALERS   IN  -I  7fr  I  Camps supplied on shortest notice and.lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  |  kept in stock.  24t  va  ianager.  ^^-^^^  \/\Tfi want   to   enlighten    our  little   world   about   us in  regard   to   Wall 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 you to  bu}^ from onl}r examining our stock  but we want 3^011 to see other stocks  and know the si  ority of    .  iuperi" Ours.  Corner Baker and Stanley Sts., Nelson.  ���^v'S,  a  remo FSoalin  fi  oys Lompsexion, etc  We have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.     Call and see them at  E'S DRUG  Opposite Queen's Hotel  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson,  Brokers and Manufacturers9 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. 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I'.'*  '&<  .ft*  I  3S  Iff  Al'  V,  DON'T   WORRY,   DEAR.  Don 5 worry, dear.   The bleakest years  That clog the forward view  Eaoxr thins to nothing when it neara,  And we may saunter through.  The darkest moment never comes.  It only looms before.  The loss of hope is what benumbs,  Not trouble at the door.  Don't worry, dear.    The clouds are black,  But with them comes the rain,  And stifled souls that parch and crack  May thrill with sap again.  The burden bear as best we can,  And there'11 be none to bear.  Hard work has never killed a man,  But worry did. its share.  Don't  worry,   dear;   don't  blanch,   don'fi  yield,  But dare the years to come,  Nor give the enemy the field  Because ho beats his drum.  These little woes that hover near  Are nothing, though they gall. ���  We know that life is love, my dear,  And life and love are all.  ���Samuel Merwin in Youth's Companion.  THE MISSING FAN.  "My fan, some one has taken my  fan !"  Lady Mary Vancouver was a pretty,  smart little widow, richly endowed and  a great personal favorite.  It was at the limit ball  at Weatherly  that she exclaimed about the loss of her  fan, haying left it for a few minutes on  a seat while she danced with Sir Henry  Willock.    Lady   Mary   always   had  a  court of adorers.   They assembled round  her when she stated her loss, and a vigorous search for the missing fan was at  once begun, hut   with no successful re-��  suit:    It was nowhere to be found.        a  "It belonged to my great grandmother, is a Louis XIV fan, and  more  than  that, has always  brought its   possessor  good  luck.    Oh, why did I   bring   it to  this ball? Now all my luck is gone, and  I shall henceforth be the most miserable  of women. "  Vainly did "the adorers" and some  of her lady friends seek to comfort her.  Lady Mary was inconsolable.  "It must be found���some one has  taken it by mistake, " said Sir Henry.  "Suppose wo offer a reward. "  "I don't believe the richest of rewards will bring back my poor dear  fan, " she murmured sorrowfully.  "How much would you give to get it  back?" asked one of those who stood  around.  "Myself and my whole fortune, " was  the somewhat astonishing answer.  There was a laugh and a 'murmur of  "Happy fan to be so highly valued. "  But Lady Mary did not apparently  perceive that she had spoken extravagantly. -She was of Scotch descent, very  superstitious, and on that account far  more than on account of the intrinsic  value of the fan she was inclined to  make herself downright ill and miserable at its loss.  No more dancing! She could not  dance when she was in mourning for  her beautiful fan, but as she was chaperoning two young cousins she staid  on till the ballroom was thinning. Sir  Henry Willock remained in devoted attendance, but he was not the only one  who did so. He was supposed to bo the  favored suitor, and there were others  who were jealous of him. The lo.ss of  the fan and the reward she had offered,  though, of course, he could not believe  that she really meant it, annoyed him.  To the others it gave fresh zest, and the  fervor to win Lady Mary's much coveted hand was increased since she herself  had shown the means by which the race  might be won.  Sir Henry conducted her to her carriage. It was a four mile drive to the  Mrafod Gnr.ige, which was a lonely  "'(.���::ijig for a ianelv won:an.  "Do you know M. de Lanteuil���Marquis de Lanteuil is< he?" she asked Sir  Henry as they went down the staircase.  "Never saw him till tonight."  "He is handsome," she went on.  "Staying at the Duke of Fotheringay's,  so he must be somebody. If I had uot  been so unhappy, I should have cultivated him and asked him to the  Grange.''  "A mere foreigner," remarked Sir  Henry. *' One can never be sure of those  fellows."  He was becoming more and more  jealous, and Lady Mary, who did not  fail to see it, wp��s, in spite of her mourning, bent on teasing.  "I'll give a breakfast," she said,  "more fashionable than a luncheon, and  ask all the Fotheringay party���less compromising than asking him alone. Yon  can come if I have room. "  "Thank you. I am going to town tomorrow for a few days on business.-"  She laughed, for she did not Jbelieve.  "Good night, Sir Henry. Glad to see  you when your business is over. Oh, my  poor fan ! Perhaps it will be found before you come back.''  Two or three days passed. Lady Mary  did not ask the Fotheringa.y party to  breakfast. Perhaps, like the rash reward  offered for the fan, it was merely flippant talk.  That she was really unhappy about  its loss was nevertheless very certain,  and since the fan was not' returned it  seemed evident that the thief did not  pine for the possession of Lady Mary  fiiid her worldly effects.  ".Some ...woman, ��� of course,'* she said  bitterly. ' * How I hate my own sex 1  They are always ���.���mean anal cruel!" "  It was an unpleasant, misty day,  which migh t perhaps "account for an increase of bitterness. A ring at the visitors' bell, however, made Lady Mary  ���once'more alert.. a  " Who can that be in such weather?'*  M. de Lanteuil was announced.  She looked just a little bit astonished,  as she had not asked him to call.  He bowed profoundly and explained.  "I have been sent by the Duchess of  .Fotheringay on a mission to ask you if  you will waive ceremony and come over  to dine this evening. I bring a note  from the duchess."  Lady Mary took the note and wondered why this man was sent with it  instead of a servant.  It told her that "M. de Lanteuil-was  Sir Henry that he was handsome? Pool  Sir Henry! He had no slight cause for  jealousy, and so he would have thought  could he have watched the tete-a-tete.  At last M. de Lanteuil felt that he  must linger no longer, and having obtained a promise that Lady Mary would  drive over to Fotheringay castle to dinner he departed, leaving the lady in a  state bordering on flutter, which was  by no means her chronic condition.  She was beautifully dressed, wore  lovely jewels and looked charming  when she entered the drawing room at  the castle.  Dinner was soon after announced, but  not a word was said about a surprise,"  though Lady Mary was on-the������tiptoe'of.  exiDectation, longing to know whart it  could possibly be. So excited was she  about the surprise that she almost forgot how much she was in love with the  marquis, while, a,s for the lost fan, she  had* for the time being ceased to remember that she ever possessed "one.  It was not till the gentlemen had  joined the ladies after dinner that there  was any question of the momentous,surprise. Then it was that the groom of  the chambers came up to Lady Mary  with all the pompous dignity his office  imposed and presented her with a  packet; a a  With impatience and in some trep-  idation^ since every eye was upon her,  she tore asunder the paper that enveloped it.  '* My fan���my dear, darling lost fan!''  she cried. "Who is the lucky being  who found it? This is indeed a surprise. ''  "M. de Lanteuil," said the duchess.  "He found it under a chair at the hunt  ball."  Lady Mary looked at him without  speaking. She did not thank him, for she  was wondering why he had kept it  from her for so long. She forgot that  by the reward she had offered she had  made the immediate delivery difficult.  A few minutes later he was conducting her to her carriage, the duke remaining discreetly in the background.  Then only did she find words to thank  him. -  "And   the   reward, LacLy Mary���the  large reward you offered?"  " My promise shall be redeemed, " she  whispered.  For a moment their hands met in one  fervent grasp, and she was gone.  Poor Sir Henry Willock 1 No one  thought about him during"the wedding  festivities brought about by the dear,  ��;uaint old fan which played no insignificant nart   in   the toilet of the .*"-" -,  ��� �� 9  A shipment of Blue Ribbon, Salada and Lipton Teas, also a shipment of  choice blends of Costa Rica, Blue Ribbon, Santos and Ceylon Coffees to  which we invite inspection. At the same time examine our other lines  of groceries, all of which we are offering'at lowest prices. Try our  special blend of Ceylon Coffee.   :  r  .earartce  uv,  a-favorite at Fotheringay and asked if  she would be kind to him as a foreigner  and show him the beauties of the  Grange, also to be sure to come that  evening, as a surprise awaited her. "  "What is the surprise?" she asked,  looking up at him.  "If'Mme. la Duchesse has not revealed the: secret, how shall I?" was the  guarded answer.  "The duchess loves mystery," she  said, laughing, "and you, monsieur, if  you would seethe beauties of the Grange,  you must come in the summer."  "With pleasure, madame."  "All I cau show you now is the orchid house."  She led the way along a covered path  that led to a hothouse,  orchids was her pet amusement.  M. de Lanteuil was entranced. Never before had he seen such lovely specimens. He himself was a connoisseur.  But what seemed to entrance him more  even than the exquisite blooms was the  lady herself. It was in order to pass an  hour with her that he had persuaded  the duchess to let him go with a message to the Grange. And what did Lady  Mary think of him? He cultivated orchids on his Frcriich estate, and from  this discovery there were not for her  many steps   to take   in   order   to culti-  ,.,���;, I-1-.-, i "���>, -  .    1  .   '  4.    . X-..A a-.", TjOf- f"]<-!  For the next fifteen days we will clear the balance of our summer goods  at a discount of 25 per cent, consisting of summer dress goods, ladies'  shirtwaists, 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  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Branches.  The rearing of  H. A.   PRQSSER,   Manager.  Lake St.,  Opp. Court House.  NELSON,   B.  C  :.%miwa.-wiviBma  Hungarian,  xxxx  Bakers,  Strong  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  kj\\\  > �� ���  %m Hour Mills company  L>  i B i 1  �����>&  trong,  0.  b.  Wy Be C  Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion. THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  11  WOMAN'S MIRROR.  Wbe "Goddess of liberty."  Miss Anna Williams, the "Goddess of  liberty,'' whose profile is on every silver  dollar, lives in Philadelphia. In the early  part of 1876 the treasury department secured, through communication with the  royal mint of England, the services of a  clever young designer and engraver,  George Morgan. After completing the  ;esign for the side of the coin upon which  ne represented the American eagle his attention turned to the other side, and, being too much of a realist to be satisfied  with a product of fancy, he determined  that the head should be the representation  of some American girl. Mr. Morgan was  introduced to Miss Williams and was impressed by her beautiful face and studied  it carefullya When he told her what.he  desired, she promptly ^refused. Her  friends, however, overcame her scruples,  tend after five sittings the design was completed. It was accepted by congress, and  the silver dollars'have been pouring from  theminpa all these years adorned with the  beautiful face of a Quaker City maiden.  She carries herself with statelihess, and  the pose jf her head is exactly as seen on  the coins. She is slightly below the average height, is rather plump and fair, with  blue eyes. Her nose is Grecian, and her  hair, her crowning glory, is golden in color, abundant in quantity and of wonderful light ness of texture.���Zero Bliss in  Housekeeper.  consideration for iiuulity and length of  service, and employ no children under 14  years old.  The XJrely Desserta  A traveled American once had the felicity of sitting down to a Japanese dinner  at which were served such dainties as melons, ices, fruits and sea frogs. There was,  in addition to these sweets, a covered dish,  into which at the beginning of the dinner  a bottle of wine had been poured. When  the sea frogs and other dainties had been  discussed, the cover of this dish was removed, and a number of sand hoppers, hilariously intoxicated and jumping about  in the wildest manner, was presented to  the gaze of the astonished American  guests. The lively dessert was caught by  the Japanese, with little bamboo sticks and  eaten with great gusto.  Sherbet Powder.  Fruits That Mrs. Bom Commends.  In The Ladies' Home Journal Mrs. S. T.  Horer writes of "Fruits as Food and Fruits  as Poison' 'and  names   the kinds allowed  ?m her own table.    These  are "fresh figs,  dried ones carefully cooked, guavas canned  Without   sugar, guava   jelly, orange marmalade made by spci&l home recipe,  dates  both raw and cooked, with almonds, persimmons, bananas  cooked  and  an   occasional dish  of  prunes with  the  skins removed, blackberries and dewberries, slightly cooked, strained  and  made  into flummery.    The  objection   to the latter fruit,  however," she  says, "is  the  addition  of  starch and, sugar, which  is  prone to fer- ���  mentation.    All fruits, whether cooked or j  raw, should  be   used  without sugar.    It  must be  remembered  that  sugar  in  no j  Way   neutralizes   an   acid.    For this  an '  Alkali must be used.  Sugar sprinkled over  an acid fruit masks the objectionable and  severe acid  until  it  slips  by the  'guard  keeper,' the palate.    Once in the stomach,  however, it regains its own  position and  grants the same to the irritating acid."  Hub the rind off two large fresh lemons  on half a pound of loaf sugar; crush the  latter to a line powder, mix it thoroughly  with four ounces of carbonate of soda and  four ounces of tartaric acid, then pass the  mixture through a fine sieve into a perfectly dry warm bottle and cork tightly.  If stored in a dry place, this powder will  keep good for almost any length of time,  and a teaspoonf ul stirred into a tumbler  of water produces a most refreshing drink  at a moment's notice.���Saturday Post.  Injury to Teeth.  Much injury is often done to teeth by  \asing improper tooth powder. Powdered  chalk sifted through muslin is approved  by all dentists and should be used once every day. The toothbrush should be used  after every meal and floss silk pressed between the teeth to remove food lodged  there. This method will usually leave the  teeth from decay till old age. It is the  custom in some families to rinse the mouth  With warm aromatic water after eating.  Old Dunlugas House.  Mrs. Flora Annie Steel's Scotland home  is Dunlugas House, near Banff. It is also  the old home of Sir Thomas Urquhart of  Cromarty, who could trace his pedigree  from the creation. The neighborhood of  Dunlugas has a peculiar interest in India,  for it gave birth to the famous piper  Findlater, who played the slogan when  the highland troops stormed Dutfgai.  ���- Women Braver Than Men.  The question whether women are more  Courageous or whether they are constitutionally less sensitive to pain than are  men has recently been raised by The Fortnightly Review. Doctors and dentists all j  over the world agree that they bear pain  With more fortitude and in most instances  submit to painful surgical operations with  more bravery than does the so called  stronger sex, from whom more endurance  is to be expected.  A woman who will scream at the sight  of a mouse will undergo every variety of  dental operation with courage and facility.  Dr. Evans, the celebrated American dentist of Paris, gave it as his experience that  women swoon under the dentist's hands  much less frequently than men, and the  general testimony of surgeons in hospital  practice is to the same effect. However,  doctors disagree as to whether this is due to  superior bravery on the part of women or  Whether they ar�� physically insensible as  compared with men.  Women of Servls*  It is stated that Servian men do not  marry for love, but to secure an additional worker for the household, so very  young men marry women several years  older than themselves, as girls are less experienced in housework. In the lower and  middle classes women are always helped  last and may not sit down unbidden in  the presence of the men.  Hnm&ne Merchants,,  According to a writer in Harper's Weekly, the Consumers' league of New York  . 'ates as fair dry goods houses those in  which equal work gets equal pay, irrespective of the sex of the worker; in which  adults get at least f6 a week, paid weekly;  in which fines go into a funa for employees' benefit, and in which cash girls get at  least #2 a week. The hours of a fair house  are from 8 to 6, with three-quarters of an  hour for lunch and one-half holiday a  Week for two months in summer. Fair  houses also comply with sanitary laws,  provide seats for saleswomen���as required  by  law���use  employees   humanely, show  Special Distinction of American Women.  Mrs. Amelia Gere Mason writes a paper  on "Club and Salon" for The Century.  Mrs. Mason says:  It will, I think, be conceded that the  special distinction of the American woman  does not lie in her intellect or her learning. Brilliant gifts and attainments to a  certain point may indeed be exceptionally  frequent, but they have often been equaled, if not exceeded, in the past. It lies  rather in her talent for utilizing knowledge  and adapting it to visible ends. 'To a  combination of many talents has been  added one to make them all available. It  is essentially a talent for ''arriving"���in  other words, a talent for success, either  with or without intellectual ability of a  high order, and consists largely in a keen  insight as to serviceable values, with a  marked facility for catching salient points  and using them to the best advantage.  The result is that no women in the world  have so much versatility or make a little  knowledge go so far.  ���S"or Milady's Closet.  A good idea for hanging up dress waists,  where one has plenty of closet room and  mon�� closet than drawer accommodation,  is to take the cheap wire or ���-ooden frame  that can be bought for a fow cents and  cover it with inexpensive ribbon. The  ribbon must be just wide enough to cover  when around the frame. Line the ribbon  with a layer of cotton batting not quite as  wide and sprinkle with your favorite  sachet powder. Then sew the ribbon over  the frame, letting the seam come in the  least conspicuous place. The ribbon will  retain the odor for a long time and impart a delicate perfume to the waists hung  upon them, while the frames hold th��  waists in much better shape than if they  were hung upon two hooks. A careful  woman who always hangs her waists upon  frames declares that it is the only true  method of keeping them in perfect order  and condition.���Exchange.  Is This Right?  One of the first women employed by the  government at Washington as a shorthand  writer was Mrs. Isabel C. Barrows, wife  of the congressman from Massachusetts.  She was considered an expert, yet the head  of her department advised her not to draw  her pay in ,.person, but to receive it by  mail and alwars sign her receipts "I. C.  Barrows,'' as the pay would probably be  cut down as soon as it was known that  she was a woman. The ruse succeeded  until she in common with other employees  was called on to take the "ironclad oath,"  to the effect that she had never borne arms  against the country and never would,  when her sex was discovered and her salary immediately reduced. ���Woman' s Tribune.  Tbaekeray's Fink Sonnets.  It has been noticed that Thackeray, was  fond of putting pink bonnets on such of  his lady characters as were to be specially  fascinating. The eternal (and infernal)  Becky wore one, the mushy Amelia wore  one on her wedding tour (very probably  on her second one also), and the dashing  Beatrix also set off her beauty by this  means.-���Exchange.  The French Don't Bafee.  In France no family makes its own  bread, and better bread cannot be eaten  than can be bought at the appropriate  shops. No family does its own washing.  The family's linen is all sent to women  who, making this their sole profession,  put it up with a care and nicety which can  seldom be equaled in any family.  Individual freedom the Rale at Vassnr.   '  At Vassar the student is winning greater  freedom in her domestic  life, for the system of self government throws the responsibility in regard to the order of  the com- j  munity upon the  girls.    Certain cardinal  rules are submitted by the  faculty to the  student body.  If approved, they are adopted, and the police force appointed to carry  them out is   made  up  of  students.    The .  change has 'brought   greater  freedom   of l  speech and of  action to the students, and  the old gulf  between the governing body  and the populace is being bridged over.���  Margaret Sherwood in Scribner's.  Baby Stare Has the Call.  It is a sad but incontrovertible fact that,  when it comes to marrying, the baby stare  has the call o^er the spectacles of wisdona,  and an ability to look sweet over the faculty of knowing how to do something  useful.���Dorothy Dix.  A coating of good shoe polish willr act  like magic in renovating a leather belt.  Spread the belt out flat on an old newspaper, coat every part, buckle and all, evenly  with the polish and leave to dry till morning. A second coat will still further improve the belt.  To save fuel on ironing days cover the  Irons on the stove with, a large sheet iron  box to which a handle has been fitted. An  ��Id tin bucket, boiler or deep dishpan can  be used instead if fitted with a handle.  If I could have my wish, no war should  ���ver be declared except by a majority  vote of the whole nation, and on that question every wife and mother should have  the right to vote.���George T. Angell.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, 8,200 SBLS.  mm hung  OGILVIE   -  MILLING   -  COMPANY  G. M. Leishman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia.  W. R.JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents,Del mo nlco  Hotel, lay the market odds on  all important events.   Starting  Erice    commissions   executed  atest 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 Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in  the  best offices.  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits insured.  Loans   and   Mortgages   Negotiated.     Estates   Managed  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  Klondike  and   Rents  GENERAL   -   RINANGIAL 12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  $���  ��  *'!  5  j"  I  /;  3  K  l  59  S-.-4  0  ^  $  ^  PS?  ft  !'K.  f  ' Kb;  te  Liquors -  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry G-oods  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay-  Teas  Etc  KOOTENAY BRANCH  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  "NELSON, B.C.  f*  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  RIAR      PIPES,  C/)  til  a,  la.  O  C/)  We  fro in  (   'HI      ;  : t   Ck  do not guarantee to satisfy every taste  a snigiVbox of cigars, but we are sure we  ���JHtisfy  every   taste  for   cigars  froir   our  W. A.   Th  TWILIGHT.  ineral Water  Btill in the west a berry colored bar  Of sunset glooms.    Against it one lone flr '  Darkens deep boughs.   Above it, courier  -Of dew and dreams, burns dusk's appointed  star,  '..like fairy bombs exploding in a war  Twixt  elves and gnomes  the fireflies flame,  the chirr a   .���  Of cricket wakes, and each green chorister  Of marsh and creek lifts a vague voice afar,  And. now,   withdrawn  behind   the woodland  ���-belts, aa  A whippobr.will, where, with attendant states  Of purple and silver, slow the great moon melts  Jnto the night, to show me where.she waits,  There at the lane's end, by the old beech tree;  Who keeps her lips, sweet as a flower, for me.  ���-���--���      ���Madison Oawein in Chap Book.  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  Kolafe,  Celery Sarsapaf-  ijla and Iron.    Ginger  e,   Etc.,  Etc.  . Before biding a  Piano OR  Oi^gtxi  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER     NELSON  Go to Painton's, the  ART & MUSIG CO., NELSON  CLUB HOTEL  Corntr Stanley and. Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  -������:.. Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J.   Gurran, Proprietor  Up a Church Steeple.  Two riggers in a western city a few  years ago performed a feat that for daring and steadiness of nerve equals anything on record.  Repairs were necessary at the top of  a very high church steejple. There was  no way to reach the spot from the inside, and the riggers procured a number  of light ladders and lashed them, one  above the other, to the outside of the  steeple. The topmost ladder, however,  was not high enough to enable them to  reach the desired spot, and as the upper  part of the steeple was too small to permit the proper lashing to.it of a ladder  a daring expedient was resorted to.'  One of the men, carrying a pot of  melted solder, climbed from one ladder  to another until he had reached the last  one, and then, bracing himself, he raised an extra ladder that the other rigger  had brought up in his hand and leaned  it against the steeple. Then the man below grasped this ladder and held it  eteady while the man above mounted it  *o the point where his work was to be  done. He began the work at once, and  all promised well till suddenly he jostled the solder pot, and the fiery stuff  ran out and fell over the hands of the  man who was holding the ladder.  But the brave fellow did not move.  With a presence^ of mind and a courage  worthy of a monument he maintained  a firm hold of the ladder until his companion could come down from his perilous perch.���Philadelphia Times.  (Incorporated 1869.).  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  Head Office,       =      Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Doreester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Guvsboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry," N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S/  M'oncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do       West.End.  ��� ��� =  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N,B.  Pic'tou, N.S.  Port Hawkesbury, N.S:  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville, N.B.  Shubenacadie, N.S.  Summerside. P.E.I.  ���Sydney, N.S.  -St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  &    A General   Banking Business Transacted.    Sterling Bills of Exchan  ^   . Bought and Sold.     Letters of Credit,  Etc.,  Negotiated.  ^ Accounts Received ��h the .Most Favorable Terms.  a ��� ....  ^  Interest  allowed  on  special-deposits  and   on  Savings   Bank  accounts.  ���  ^  ^SK  ���  BRANCHES "IN BRITISH COLUMBIA :  What One Big Gun Can Do.  A shot from the 16 inch gun designed  for the defense of the New York harbor  developed an energy of 54,320 foot tons,  and the shot bored a 16^ inch hole  through 20 inches of compound steel or  iron plate, 8 inches of iron, 20 feet of  oak, 5 feet of granite, 11 feet of concrete and finall}r buried itself in a siat>  foot wall of brick niasonrv.  ���  nanaimo: nelson; rossland, Vancouver, victoria. !  w A Savings Bank Department has been estab-  I lished in connection with, the Nelson branch of  t this bank.  t Deposits of one dollar and upwards received,  I and current rate of interest allowed (at present  X 3 per cent per annum).  4  ���  ^  ���  ���  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch,    f  ^4%>4t

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