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Array ^N,  ���(a  ���YOU  I.  NELSON,  B.C.,  WEDNESDAY,   SEPTEMBER,  8.  NO. 9.  THE NELSON EC  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.   '  D. M. Carley  ... Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES  One Year to Canada and United States.........  If paid in advance..'.   One Year to Great Britain     If paid in advance...'.   ......    ..$2.00  .a.......... 1.50   ....2.50  ........... 2 00  Remit by Express,  Money Order,  Draft,  P. 0.   Order,  or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. a a  Advertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  interests of readers \vi 11 be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  If does not Tequire a man to be   gifted with  the spirit of prophesy, nor the son   of  a   prophet, to predict that if the little petty prejudices  which now prevail in this city   are   permitted  to grow it will be to the great disadvantage of  Nelson.      Cities like armies require unanimity  of action to secure the best and most lasting  results, and it  is  plain to everyone who   has  made a study of conditions here, that harmony  is a quality utterly lacking  in  the conduct of  our affairs.      We   are   far  from believing that  there is a conspiracy to ruin   the   prospects   of  the place, but we do think that the sooner the  different  factions that are now palling against  each other come together and  work  with one  aim in view, and that the  common  welfare of  the city, the better it will be for all concerned.  The peculiar situation of  Nelson   induces   the  belief   that   it  may   by   proper   management  become a great commercial centre  and   this is  the end towards which all should work.  But to obtain  this  consummation   we must  all   work   together.      We   must   begin   right  and   never  cease   until   the   work   is    accomplished.      First, great care must be taken that  private monopolies do   not  gain   too   great a  foothold.      A sewerage system that will afford  adequate   convenience   for   our   present   and  prospective   needs   must   be   undertaken   and  carried out intelligently.       It   is   a   matter  in  which all are interested and everyone   should  contribute   towards   it.       Sanitary   inspection  must be carried out so that typhoid  and scarlet fevers, diptheria and dysentry will not be a  constant menace to the health of the   citizens.  Municipal socialism is now   recognized  as the  great solution   of the   problem   of municipal  government.     It is nothing more nor less than  a wise co-operation by which  the   community  as a whole,  working   through  its   representatives for the  benefit   of all  its  members   and  recognizing the solidarity of interest, makes  the welfare of the poorest a matter of importance to. the richest. In other words by meeting our obligations squarely in the face we  .will be doing much to lessen the sum of  human .misery and making the life of all our  citizens somewhat better, somewhat nobler  and somewhat happier.  How far we are in a position to meet our  obligations in this respect alone, it might.be  well to-inquire into. At the present time the  city is cut up into half a dozen little cliques,  ' the dismembered parts being totally unable to  accomplish anything of permanent benefit, and  fully determined to prevent any other disintegrated portion from doing anything. The  niomenta suggestion is made by any other  clique it is immediately cried down, not on  .account of .any lack, of real merit, but Simply  because of the source from whenceit emanated.  The leaders of these cliques are in man}'  instances most worthy persons and should be  above this narrow-minded polkry. They do.  many things that their reason should tell  them are wrong and likely to inflict great  injury on the city, but simply because the}^  are acting in opposition to some supposed  enemy they continue in their most iniquitous  course.  It should be borne in mind that this   article  is not intended to be personal.      They   are  at  least half a dozen persons to  whom the sentiments expressed above may   be   made   applicable.       What   we   desire   to   accomplish   is a  better feeling amongst all.      Of the  leaders of  the cliques there is  not   one   but   wrhat   could  hold his own with any other leader and we do  not see why by all working  in  harmony they  could not make Nelson a model city.       As for  the   followers   the}^ do   not   count   for   much,  their    only   ambition   being   to   make   people  believe that they  are   the   powrer   behind   the  throne.       Many of them lack the brains to do  anything by themselves, and it is only force of  circumstances that made them wrorkers  in any  one particular clique.     Not one of the " ring"  if the opportunity presented   itself  and   there  was anything in it, but  what  would   go   over  to the opposition clique.      It takes  a  man of  brains and determination   to be  a   leader   and  we cannot see why, if all the leaders united in  one common interest, and that interest the benefit of all, great and permanent good would not  result.      As matters are now situated nian}^ of  our people are pursuing tactics that must work  great injury to the city and retard its  growth.  Nelson has reached that point in her history  when she needs men   to sail  her  clear of the  shoals.     We have the men here; are they will  ing to undertake the task.?'" We must get away  from'harrow methods of doing .business. Anything that will tend to build' up a prosperous  city should be encouraged, not because it will  benefit a friend, nor discouraged because if  will benefit a supposed enenry, but encouraged  because it has merit and will benefit all.  A properly constituted board of trade or  chamber of commerce would be a good thing  at the present time. It should be officered by  the leaders of all the warring elements and  the camp-followers should be relieved of participation in the operation and conduct of its  affairs. A thoroughly active campaign in the  direction of encouraging manufacturing should  be started at once. There are any quantity of,  things we could manufacture here, and keep  the money at home. Furniture for instance.  At the present time a man in poor circumstances finds it almost impossible to furnish';.,a  comfortable dwelling because of the high price  of furniture, caused by heavy freight rates. It  is not to be laid at the doors of the dealers that  furniture is-so high. It is simply because they  have to pa}- higher freight rates here than  elsewhere. Then there is wire work, and a  hundred other articles, that could be manufactured. ' B}' this means we would be enabled  to support a large population.  The time has certainly arrived when we  must say to each other, come, let us reason  together. This can be done without humiliation to the leaders or prejudice to any one.  Cannot some move be made to bring about the  desired result ? That there is a necessity for  unity of action we believe all will admit,  therefore, why cannot a little better feeling  between all be brought about ? The men who  are now fighting each other would feel better  for it, and certainly the city would not be the  loser.     Watchman, tell us of the night.  The visit of Captain Philips-Woolley to Slocan City has been productive of much good.  While the reports as to conditions prevailing  there were somewhat exaggerated, the situation was quite serious enough to demand the  most careful investigation. So far the sanitary  arrangements of Slocan Citv are of the most  primitive character, and the presence of  typhoid in an aggravated form was only what  was to have been expected. Under the advice  and supervision of Captain Phillips-Woolley  many improvements have been made that will  tend to check further inroads of the disease  and eventually stamp it out altogether. Old  wells were filled up, lime was used in abundance to disinfect plague spots ail over the  place, and a new water supply for Slocan City THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  was located at Brandon. Since the wells have  been filled up not a single new case of typhoid  has developed.  On the representation of Captain Phillips-  Woolley to the government an hospital has  been opened at New Denver, an empty hotel  having been fitted up to afford ample accommodations for fever patients. All the doctors  are accorded equal privileges so far as medical  attention is concerned and the government has  made most generous provision for the maintenance of this hospital, paying the rent therefor and providing an adequate staff of trained  nurses. This has met with the general  approyal of the people of the Slocan district,  who have been constantly menaced with the  presence of contagious diseases, brought about  by lack of observance of sanitar}?- laws and  contempt for constituted authority.  Captain Phillips-Woolle}^ found it a little  difficult to regulate matters at Sandon. The  people there do not seem to fully realize the  fact that violation of nature's laws means  prejudice to health. Twelve cases have been  prosecuted under the health act and nine convictions secured, but there is yet much to be  done in order to obtain the best results. The  water at Sandon is rather better than at other  places in the Kootenay and there is a sewerage  systemalready provided by nature. a  The great need of the Slocan district seems  to be a stipendiary magistrate who will perform his duties without fear or favor. Under  the existing condition of affairs it is ah exceedingly difficult matter to prosecute violations of  the health act. The j ustices of the peace are  reluctant about sitting in judgment on their  neighbors, with whom they are closely associated in business and in a social way. The  result is that a fearless administration of the  law is difficult to get at. The government  should appoint a man who has enough individuality to act independently in crder that the  law with regard to health may be properly  enforced.  It is pleasing to know, in any event, that  health conditions throughout the county are  not nearly so serious as reported, and no doubt  this is due in a great measure to what has  already been done iu the wa}r of careful inspection and sanitary regulations.  Messrs. Maxwell and Templeton, the  accredited representatives of Mr. Semlin's  opposition party, reached Nelson last Sunday  nisfht, and Mondav evening held forth in a  vacant room in the new Uakeview hotel. It  would require more than the philosophy of a  Mark Tapley to sustain the courage of the  two gentlemen on the occasion. There was  never a colder political meeting in British  Columbia and when it is said that the chairman is a well-known government supporter  the lack of friends of the opposition may be  appreciated. The only applause manifested  was by government supporters, who sympathized with the lonely condition of the two  strangers. Mr. Templeton was the first  speaker. He is not an orator by any means,  and his attempt at humor was exasperating.  He urged the young men to   get  their   names  on the voters' list, a, sentiment which was  heartily endorsed , by the chairman. Mr.  Maxwell is a clever   stump ^ speaker,   but was  ....'not by any means immoderate in his remarks.  He paid a.high tribute to   Hon.   Mr., Baker's  gentlemanly qualities, but urged   his listeners  not to   support   the   Turner   ministr}^ on   the  personal qualities of the gentlemen  composing  the government.       He   administered   a severe  castigation to the Hon. D. W.   Higgins.      He  said that the honorable speaker was unworthy  of the confidence of either   the   government or  the   opposition.       He   had   sucked the lemon  dry and now came over to the opposition when  he had been practically kicked out of the government.      Mr.   Maxwell ' said there   was  no  dependence  to   be   placed   in   a   man   of  that  character,    and   twound   up    b}r    christening  speaker   Higgins a   "rat."      He   advised his  audience to beware of the man who had proved  a traitor to his friends.   Mr. Maxwell's scoring  of Mr. Higgins was . fearful   in   the   extreme.  While Mr. Maxwell upheld Mr. Semlin's platform he admitted that it was   fragmentary and  indefinite.       He   deprecated   the   attempt   ci  certain persons to introduce federal issues into  local government affairs,   but   he   advised the  opposition to fight the battle on any lines they  believed would win. a The chairman suggested  that some one present propose a vote of thanks  to the speakers   of  the   evening,   but   had   to  wait some time before  anyone moved   in   the  'matter. Messrs. Maxwell and Templeton  have probably gone away with the impression  that the opposition to the government in Nelson does not extend beyond the editorial den  of an interested newspaper writer.  The Economist   is   in   receipt   of   a  communication drawing attention to the  bad conduct of the occupants   of  the   houses   in   the  east   end.       It   is   charged   that one day last  week, early in the  afternoon,   several   colored  women in a nude condition engaged in a dance  for the edification of several  male visitors, and  that pedestrians were shocked  by the immcral  exhibition.       It  appears to us that some effort  should be made to isolate these fallen women.  Their presence   on   a   prominent street has a  bad effect on the morals of the community and  parents with growing up   children do not take  kindly to the idea  cf having   their   bo}'S and  o-irls familiarized with the ways of   '' the other  half of civilization."       If  immoralhy   of  this  character is a necessary   evil,   as   some   maintain, it should be covered up as  much  as possible.       In   the   meantime   exhibitions of  the  character referred to above should  be   stopped  at once.      We have a police force here that is  o-enerallv    careful   in   the    performance of its  duty and we have no doubt this hint will have  the desired result.  There is an obscurity about editorial paragraphs in the Tribune that is sometimes  difficult to penetrate. Last week, referring to  something that had appeared in The Economist, the Tribune relieved itself of the following  sao-e remark : "A toad-eater seldom fights.  His mission   in   life   is  to beslobber those' in  authority, and if he fights at all it is always  with the dead men.".. The connection between  toad-eaters and the article in The Economist  cannot be very well established and the only  theory that would seem to offer a reasonable  explanation of the sentence is that the Tribune  is laboring under its regular monthly attack  of delirium and the composiior substituted  "toad-eater" for "snakes."  The statement by the "reform party" organ  that the Government ' 'dreads the appearance  of Speaker Higgins in the opposition" is not  borne out by the facts. The Turner Government has not manifested very deep sorrow at  the retirement of Mr. Higgins, and if we are  to accept the testimony of Mr., Maxwell as  trustworthy, the opposition will try and sail  along without the assistance of' the shifty  Speaker.  The Vanconver World is of the opinion that  Mr. Bostock will not thank the "reform  party" crgan for the nonsense and untruths  it has published about him. That seems like  a reasonable inference.  Alexander Begg, who has been more or  less connected with Canadian newspapers for  the past twenty-five years, died at Victoria  the other day. Mr. Begg was the author of  two novels, one of which reached a third  edition.  The Rossland Miner puts words into Hon.  G. B. Martin's mouth that he never uttered  during his visit to Nelson. The Miner has it  that Mr. Martin said " that the people of Nelson had no voice ; that he did not give a d   for them.'' The Miner in its effort to make a  point against a political opponent has consulted false prophets.  Murder will out. The demand for a Moses  that would lead the people out of a wilderness  of " inexorable misrule " and that the Moses  should be Mr. Bostock, is explained by the  admission of the " reform party " that he (the  "reform party") has no money for a campaign. W7e admire the candor of the " reform  party" and will offer no further objection to  Mr. Bostock as a leader, providing he supplies  the " needful."  The question as to the next Lieutenant  Governor of the province has not yet been  settled.      Mr.   Templeman's chances are con  sidered good.  It seems like base ingratitude for the "reform party" organ to sneer at Mr. Frank  Barnard.  Business was never was more satisfactor}' in  Nelson than at the present. No complaints  here of hard times. M:v  ��r-a  I  I.  THE NELSOH ECONOMIST  m  COMMENT AND GOSSIP.  . Major Walsh is" the mosttalked-of Canadian  of to-day. -     His appointment as administrator  of the Yukon meets with general approval.   It  is generally felt that the government has made  a wise choice.      He   is. an ideal military man,  his fine dashing, 3-et dignified bearing, always  evoking attention.'and admiration.     The major  was heard of considerably during  the. time the  notorious  Sioux chief,   Sitting . Bull,,   and his  warriors pitched their tents  on   Canadian   soil'  iu Southern Alberta, when   driven   across   the  border    by    the    United   States, troops   under  General. Miles.      The   major   did   good   work  then, for which he never received   due   credit; .  being a true soldier he did not -seek   to   place  himself on a pedestal; before   the   public���the  consciousness of having   done   his   duty well  and   faithfully   was   sufficient   satisfaction   for  his modest mature a   Had-it.no t been for Major  Walsh's firmness and  shrewdness   in   dealing  with the warfariug savages the   bloody   deeds  committed across the line would probably have  been repeated in. the   Northwest.      The   Van-  well   for ' the  couver  World    says   it  abilities   trip*  major s  Indians;.-fresh-' from  icn. he prevented these  ,,-^.^^i.x- ,^uu, the scenes of slaughter,  from, committing excesses among the handful  of police and white settlers who were then in  the .Northwest... He made such a srood imores-  sion among- the Indians that   Sitting:  Bull and  r,~   o^-yj.  jl ior a(  and  his chiefs ultimately -went to hits  counsel.      They  found that he .was. firm with  out being harsh  and  that   his  word was law  and must not be gainsaid.       It   is related that  when    General   Miles   was    approaching   the  boundary   on    Sitting   Bull's trail   the Sioux  scouts came   in   with   news   of  the   general's  plans.     They were to cross a river at a certain  time   next   morning.       Sitting   Bull   went  to  Major Walsh, who  was   in   command   of  the  mounted police at Fort Walsh,   and   informed  him of the situation.       The   major   asked the  wily, chief what he intended doing.     The chief  replied that he would be at the river, too,   and  that not one of the United States troops should  cross    the stream,   and   not   one   would   turn  back.        The   boastful   threat    he   was   fully  determined to carry out, but before  he left the  fort the maj or had persuaded   him   to   change  his plans, and without  doubt   another   Custer  massacre    was    averted.       Major   Walsh   was  also   instrumental in   ridding   the   country of  Sitting Bull   and his retinue.  eneral   Miles  finally turned back when he found he could  not engage the Indians or capture them, and  took all the credit for subduing them, Major  Walsh's services being entirely ignored. However, a correspondent who was with Miles and  who wrote a book on the campaign, subsequently wrote a letter to the press acknowledging Major Wralsh's part in the incident above  related, and apologized for not having made  mention of it in his book or in his correspondence. Throughout all his term of service in  the police Major Walsh made a good record,  and was one of the men who helped to establish the good name that the force has always  held.  A correspondent of one   of the   papers  tells  the following story of������--Major. ..Walsh, which  will give some idea of the 'man. the unruly  miners will have to, run up against: . ���', White  Dog, an Assinaboine chief, and a notorious  villain ata that, appeared with three 'horses  which Major 'Walsh recognized^' asv"ifraXaiig  been stolen just as the party- was leaving Sitting Bull's camp. The major ordered; White  Do�� and-his'men to dismount, which, they.did  very' reluctantly. The horses were taken from  them .-arid, turned over to one of the policemen,  with orders to see that they were'" restored to  . their owners. Sitting Bull and his people  witnessed the whole proceeding, and were no  doubt much impressed. White Dog's 'face  betra3red. the humiliation ��� he felt,". and as he  moved off he muttered something about meeting again. Although White Dog was a hard  case and quite as dangerous as Sitting' Bull,  the major -called liitn : back���'. and made him  apolosris'e, and told' him that "if he didn't  behave he would handcuff him and take him  to the fort." '  On another occasion with a handful of 20  men he raided an Assinaboine camp of 250  ledges, took 30 prisoners out of a war lodge in  the centre and carried them three-quarters of a  mile to the top of a' neighboring butte- where  he held' a preliminary investigation, which  resulted in the release of half the prisoners  and the detention of the balance at Fort Walsh  for various terms of imprisonment. Any free  and independent American miner; that feels  inclined'to'come any of-the usual tricks of a'  Yankee mining camp with Major Walsh in  the Yukon, will run up against a very deter-  man.  Major Walsh was barn near Brock ville, Out,  and spent the   early   3^ears   of his   life   there.  He is -now in the prime of life, a   shade   under  50, and is full of the vigor of robust manhood;  active   and   keen   mentally,   and   with   a   big  generous heart from   which   flows   the   niercy'  with which he alwa3'Sctempers justice.     He  is  a patron of athletic sports and was one   of the  fathers of  lacrosse in    Canada,   having been  instrumental in organizing the   famous   Cornwall team many y^ears   ago,   and   boomed   the  game    until   it   became the   national   sport of  Canada.      Pie also developed   an   enthusiastic  miiitar3r spirit in his youth and became identified with the militia and worked   up   through  the ranks until he secured   his   military'   title.  When the Mounted Police force was organized  he was   given   a   commission   as  captain  and  was   placed   in   charge   of  Fort   Walsh,   and  assisted Col. Irvine to   establish   the   forts  on  the Bow river and along the boundan^   in   th  Territories.  Vishnu.  <��  Ore from the Leviathan group, nearly opposite Kaslo, shows the presence of gold, silver  and copper. The highest assa3^s obtained were  $10.20 gold, 3.8 ounces silver aud \% per  cent copper.  According to the Kootenaian, during last  week the steamships Alberta and International  carried five and three cars of ore respectively per da3a Allowing 30,000 pounds to  the car and we have 1,680,000 pounds. The  steamship Ainsworth caried about 50 tons.  A SAMPLE TYPE.  The incident related from Nelson in reference  to the recent visit of Hon. Col.   Baker   is   one  -'worthy   of < a   little: 'study   as   evidencing   the  combined ignorance and cheek which   characterizes some of the Interior amateur newspaper  men.     We sa3r some advisedly,   because  most  of them are well qualified for  their   positions,  and exert an influence for   good   in   the   community    where   the3^    reside.       This    3'oung  /''journalist"    had   the   audacity ato   ask   the  Provincial  Secretary his   opinion   of the   Attorn^-General, as to. whether, he .were   fit   to  perform the duties, assigned him and the like-���  and this   we   may   say'.'is"putting   it   mildha  The .honorable gentleman who was being interviewed ''naturally, declined    to    answer    the  impertinent querya rather did he   declare   that  he,aa member of the Executive Council, sworn,  with, his colleagues, to perform services which,  as a Minister of the Crown, devolved upon him,  would be lacking in the dignity ,pertaining   to  his office if he did not   resent   such   unseemly  Conduct.     Wre have heard of newspaper '' gall,''  but this surpasses an3'thing; of the kind we have  ever heard of, and it can only be  put   down to  grossagnorance, and,a thorough lack of knowledge of the ordinary decencies of.life.   Imagine,  if "you can, a trained reporter on a   leading, or  t;rv ��� r^-  Toronto or Montreal, paper  liis K -  even, oosc  '.'insr- Sir Oliver Mowat or Sir Henri jolv if they  thought Hon. Mr. Mulock or  Hon. Mr.. Tar.te  fit to discharge  the  functions  which   devolve  upon them under the Crown!     One can imagine  Sir Wilfrid rising   to   his full height   and   denouncing such impertinence  iu  wroth}7   tones  that would make their object feel as insigilicant  as a blisrhted pea.     And vet it is   such   indivi-  duals as this who. assume to declare who shall  be   leader    >f a   party,    and   with     unstudied  insolence write a Government down   as   likely  to be defeated at the polls.     Our private opinion, publicly   expressed, is that persons of this  character are very much more   likely to injure  those with whom the}*- associate   themselves���  because the   electorate   must   grow   disgusted  over their nerve���than do   them   good.      And'  we   imagine   this   is   the   feeling   of  thinking  people in the city of Nelson.     We judge   them  wrongly if it is not.���Vancouver World.  In the expressive   words   of  our   American  cousins���that's no josh.  The British Columbia Review, published in  .London, gives the following advice in closing  a lengthy article comparing Kootenay with  Klondyke: "To the able-bodied gold-seeker try  Yukon, if you think it worth the risk; to the  investor, try Southern B. C. , which includes  the  Kootenays."  Those who do not remember Arditi's face,  certainly remember the back of his head, for  no more characteristic bald spot has ever been  turned toward an admiring audience than that  of the famous orchestral leader. Pie once presented a check to be cashed at a certain bank,  and the cashier refused to pay him because he  was not sure of his identity. Arditi asked  him if he had ever been to the opera. " Frequently," he replied. Then he turned his  back to the cashier, took off his hat, and said:  "Now am I not Arditi ? " The cashier at once  recognized his baldness and cashed the check. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  HAUNTED HOUSES OF ENGLAND.  One would think that superstition amongst  the hard-headed and practical Englishman of  to-day, an almost impossible thing. On the  contrary, however, it still exists to a great  extent, more especially in the country districts,  but also in the larger towns. The rattling of  chains, banging of doors, creaking of stairs,  apparitions who love to steal into rooms  lighted by a waning moon, or by fires burned  so low in the grate that long, deep shadows are  reflected on ttie ceiling seem impossibilities in  these days. There is a ghost which, despite  the incredulity of the age, obstinately declines  to leave a certain red-brick house in Westminister, the stone facings of which have grown  yellow with age.  Family after family have occupied this  house during the past few years. All on  entering, professed an utter contempt for  ghosts ; and all after a short stay, left with  great precipitation.  The explanation is very simple. With  people given to dreaming, and waking suddenly, out of their sleep, the mind becomes the  prey to all sorts of foolish fancies. These people ma}^ laugh at their fears in the morning;  but, living in a house said to be haunted, their  mind the next night will again be prepared  to be deceived.  Years ago this house was the scene,. of a  horrible crime. A wealtloy country gentleman  distrusting the local banks, came to London  with a large sum of mone3>- intending to  deposit it in the Bank of England. Arriving  late, he stay-ed for the night in this house,  then tenanted by^ his nephew, who, being desperately pushed for money, murdered his  uncle at midnight and then fled with his ill-  gotten gains.  Since   then   the   room   wmich   the   victim  occupied has witnessed a nightty   enacting   of  the   murder.       I   am   assured that numerous  occupants of the room have declared that after  they have retired, they have seen the figure of  an elderty gentleman seated   at   a   table   grow  out of the vacancya     Then a dark, slight man,  with   an    extremely     siuister   expression   of  countenance,   would   become   visible.       After  glaring for a moment with a baleful   glance at  the glittering   pile   of  gold   on the table,   he  stabs the unsuspecting   owner   three   times in  the back, seizes the gold, and stealthily- makes  for the door.  The hour for these visitations is said to vary,  the performance on some occasions being-  repeated several times during the night.  At Holland House, Kensington, the ghost  of the first Lord Holland, who was executed  for high treason, keeps his time and appears  onty once each night. Punctually at midnight his lordship quietly walks from an  alcove to the centre of the Gilt room, with his  head under his arm, gazes at some blood  stains on the floor, which obstinatety refuse  to be effaced, heaves a few soft well bred sighs,  and then quietly retires. No one objects to  this at Plolland House for the simple reason  that no one uses the Gilt room,   the   servants  absolutely refusing to enter even for   cleaning  purposes.  With large and roomy old country mansions  the loss of one room makes but little difference.  When the Karl of Strathmore, a a short time  since, found that the midnight perambulations  of the corridor, in full armour and clanking  spurs, of one of his ancestors of peculiarly evil  repute, led to constant vacancies in the domestic staff at Glamis Castle, he made short  work of the intruder by walling up the room  from which he issued.  From a letter written by a resident of Guildford it would seem that in a county so close to  London   as   Surrey   a   belief   in   ghosts  still  flourishes.    The Earl of Onslow has a charm- <=  ing residence, Clan don Park, near  that town.  Years ago his house was the scene of a horrible  murder, the  details   of which   are of such a  creepy nature   and  description,   that  I   shall  forbear all detailed notice of them.      Suffice it  to   say that  it   deals   with   a  black dwarf of  revolting aspect, who was bribed to murder by  poison an extremely beautiful lady.    Whether  Earl Onslow   believes   that  the   ghost  of the  hapless, lady appears   nightly  at   one   of the  windows of his house, her face   pale,   but  not  with the palor of life, and her eyes full of tears,  I do not know, but   over  fifty   people   of the  neighborhood have recentty declared that they  have seen the apparition.  The ghost which patronizes Dunrobin  Castle, Sutherland, must surely be one of the  most unpleasant of its class. Imagine a female  figure standing at a window with clasped  hands and straining eyreballs, as if some terrible object were presented to her view, and  then, after thus gazing for a moment or two,  gives vent to some long piercing shrieks, and  then throws herself headlong out.-  At Raby Castle, Durham, there was a room  ���so generally avoided by visitors that it was  closed altogether, the spectacle of a lady  stealthily^ creeping to the bedside of a sick boy,  and poisoning his medicine in order that her  own son might inherit the estate, being seen  nisrhtlv.  A room at" Lord Westbury's seat, Hack-  wood House, near Basingstoke is closed for a  similar reason. In this case it is said that at  1:30 a.m. a figure is seen to be -sitting at a  table reading a letter. Its perusal finished, it  committs suicide and disappears. The late  Lord Westburyr once wagered that he would  sleep in this room six successive nights. He  probably like mai^ others dreamed the story,  for after the second night he positively refused  to sleep in the room again.  So many tragedies have been enacted in the  Tower of London that it is wonderful ghosts  are not more plentiful there. However it has  a few, the most important being that of Annie  Boleyn, wife of Henr}7' VIII. The room in  which she was confined   and   is  still  nightly  visited by her shadow is how  known  as the  Jewell room;  The grounds of Cawood Castle, Yorks, are  shunned by most of the inmates after 11 p.m.  Between that hour and midnight, a figure, so  say the servants, may be seen digging a grave.  Presently a lady, all unsuspicious of her fate,  approaches, who is struck down by the digger,  who then proceeds to bury his victim, after  which he gathers up his tools, smiles a fiendish  smile, and then disappears.  Some years ago, a certain Lord Airlie in a  fit of passion killed a drummer-boy who had  angered him. Since that time there has  existed in the neighborhood of Cortachy  Castle a firmly rooted belief that, whenever  the drum is heard at nights near the battle-  ments from which the boy was thrown, an  illness is sure to follow. When the drummer  boy is seen the speedy death of one of the  famity ensues. The family themselves so  firmly believe in the omen that all mention of  the drummer is strictly forbidden.  A similar superstition attaches to Newstead  Abbey, the seat of Lord Byron the poet. The  strains of a peculiarly weird song, it is said,  are alwavs heard before a death in the family.  Corbyy Castle, Cumberland, is haunted by  the spectre of a "radiant boy," and at the  village of Corb3r people believe that whenever  he'appears, the party- seeing him will attain  an3' object of his desire. Many curious  methods are resorted to by the villagers to be  put into the room where the " radiant boy " is  supposed to shed the light of his countenance.  Some 3^ears ago the Earl of Durham wrote  to the London Times giving an account of the  tragedy which caused so rnairy people to  believe that a lad3ain white appeared on the  Castle Keep ever}/ night. He stated that on  the death of one of his ancestors, the infant  heir was torn from the arms of his mother,  and flung over the battlements. The earl  went on to sa3^ that his grandfather so firmly  believed that at a certain hour the figure of  the lady would be seen at the top of the keep,  leaning over and wringing her hands, that he  refused to live in the house, never visiting the  place except in the day time.  At Carlisle Castle, where Oueen Mary was  confined, the figure of that lady is said to  appear and write her now   famous   letter over  night after night.  Rem os.  When a friend once met Sydne3~ Smith at  Brighton, where he had gone to reduce himself b3^ the use of certain baths, he was struck  with the decrease of Smith's size, and said:  '' You are certainty thinner than when I saw  you last." "Yes," replied the witty divine,  1' I have been here only ten da3^s, but they have  scraped enough of me already to make a curate." THE NELSON ECONOMIST  SHORT STORIES.  Douglas Jerrold was sometimes witty at the  expense of his wife. He once told her, -'.when  she was no longer young, that he wished wives  were like bank-notes, so that one of forty could  be exchanged for- two of twenty. On another  occasion he was asked whom his wife was dancing with. " Sbnie member of-.'the'1 Humane.  Society, I suppose," he replied.  Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne, the composer  of England's famous national hymn' "Rule  Britannia," was once called upon to judge between two very bad singers. After patiently  hearing them, he said to one of the contestants:  " You are the worst singer I ever heard in my  life." "Ah!" cried the other exultingly,  "then I win." '/ No,."a said Dr. Arne; " you .  can't sing at all!"  An American millionaire, accustomed to  purchase anything1 he wanted, tried to obtain  from an Oxford gardener the secret of the  beautiful lawns which make the pride of England. " Tell me, my good man, how you  manage it," he said, condescendingly, putting  his hand significantly into his pocket. "It. is  werry simple, sir," replied the gardener; "you  cuts it as close as ever you can cut, and 3<tou  rolls it and cuts it for six hundred years."  Duclos, the cynical philosopher of the  eighteenth century, was on one occasion  supping with two or three great ladies, and he  advanced the proposition that the women who  lead bad lives are the ones who take offense at  a racy story or a licentious expression; that  good women, secure in their .own virtue, are  amused by and smile at them. From this he  went on to relate one story after another, until  finally one of the ladies exclaimed, "Oh, stop!  stop! Duclos; you are taking us to be altogether too virtuous!"  c" Sir Henryr Irving once entered a train at  King's Cross, London. After putting his  traveling-bag on the rail, he found that four  passengers already occupied the corners of the  coach and had appropriated the rest of the seats  for their portmanteaus. As no one moved, Sir  Henry continued to stand, holding on tc the hat-  rail. After a while, one of the passengers  sulkily began to move his luggage from the  seat, seeing which Sir Henry remarked in his  blandest tone: " Oh, please don't let me disturb you.     I'm getting out at Scotland."  A  wTell-known   scientist,   walking    along a  London street, came across an itinerant astronomer, and applying his eye to the   instrument  was astonished to see   a   beautiful   full   moon,  although at the time the moon was onty in her  second quarter.      The   instrument  was   not a  telescope at all, but simply a tube, with a hole  wThere the eye piece  should  be,   aud  a   transparent photograph of a full moon, with a light  behind it, at the other end.      On   the scientist  asking the exhibitor how   he   could  so   cheat  the public, the man  sirnpty  remarked:    "It's  all right, sir.      I  used to have a proper 'scope  once, but I turned it up for this after an Irish  man pitched into me'for showing him onlya'arf  a moon. This way pays better and gives  more satisfaction."  It is said that the late .Professor Blackie had  a quaint, ceremonious little way of expressing  his revereirce- for the Wizard ..of. the., Nort/fi.  Whenever, through his long, life, he passed  Walter Scott's house in Edinburgh, he would  stand still, and, leaning on his stick, remain  for<a moment in silent meditation. . Strangers  were often puzzled when they saw, the venerable' figure of Professor . Blackie, standing  motionless in Castle Street, his plaid blown by  the wind, a and his face wearing a look of  dreamy abstraction. Another out-of-door note  on Blackie is this amusing one : Calling on a  lady, he said abruptly : " When I "'walk along  Princess street, I go. with'a -knightly- air, my  head erect, my chest expanded, my hair flowing, my plaid flying, my stick swinging. Do  you know what .makes me'do that? Well, I'll  tell -you���just conceit !."  The late Professor 'Huxley,' some years ago,  attended a meeting of the British Association  for the advancement of science at Belfast, Ireland. All the savants in the town assembled  regularly at a certain hall. Professor Huxley  rose late one morning, and feared he should be  late at the meeting. Coming out of his lodgings, he hailed one of the Irish vehicles known  as an outside car, and mounted it. "Now  drive fast," he said to the driver, " for I am  in a great hurry.'' Off went the driver at a  mad pace, which almost threw the professor  off his seat, and began charging along the  road in a somewhat indefinite waya Presently  it occurred to Huxley to say, as he held on  for his life : " My good man, do yam know  where I want to goT\ "No, y^er aimer,"  answered the driver, coolly ; " you didn't tell  rne where to go, but any waya I am driving  fast."  At. the close of the Franco-Prussian   War,  a  hasty   conference   was   held   by the    German  leaders to decide upon the amount of iudemnity  'which should be exacted from   France.      Bismarck, differing from Von Moltke, telegraphed  to Berlin for a financier in whom   he   had  unbounded   confidence,    a    Hebrew,    who    was  greatly disliked by the great Prussian general.  Wrhen, therefore, he gave his opinion that the  amount demanded should be somany thousand  million   francs,  Von    Moltke   exclaimed,   impatiently:   "Absurd!   It   is   too   much!"       "I  know the   resources   of the   French   people,"  said the financier, calnry; " they can   pay   it."  " It is a monstrous   demand!"   repeated   Von  Moltke, angrity; " if a man had begun to count  when the world   was   created,   he   would   not  have reached that sum now."     " And.that   is  the   reason,"   interrupted   Bismarck,  quickty,  his ey^e twinkling. "  that   I   got   a   man   who  counts-���frorn Moses!"  THE SCRIBES AND THE PHARISEES.  two excellent articles that have , been printed  recently. One of these is '' The Written and  the Spoken Work,'' by Andrew Lang, aiid the  other is by a woman of whom few people have  heard before, though she is the sister of our  very best story writer. Her name is Louise  Stockton. Miss Stockton's article is published  in "The Critic," and is called ''The Treatment of the Plot." Mr. Lang's article/is  prosy and reminds you of George Elliot, but  it makes a hard set against slipshod writing.  There is so much of this sort of writing' done  nowadays, and it gets into so many books,  that one feels the need of a pendant like Lang  to haul up the " Gyrps," the Gunters and the  Savages and call their attention to their very,,  apparent duty.   ^       a' o  There are probabty books enough in the world  as it is, and particularty novels, but if people  must go on writing   books   they   should   read  As for Miss Stocton's article, it is charming.  She smites  the  Philistines  of Faulty   Plot so  gracefully   that   they   hardly   know   they are  smitten, an d  the  story  of mystery   comes   in  for a lew compliments.      She  classes  nxystery  tales   simply as   " demoralized   brain   wrork."  She declares that few writers of the   da y carry  the plot out through action alone.      She   say^s  that the popular Scotch writers deal   in   episodes.       There   may-be'--.'an-intention of .-/tying-  these episodes together, but   they are  pictures  thrown   on   the   screen',   very   delightful,   but  not  coherent.      Miss   Stockton   thinks this is  the   outgrowth of the short -story,-','aud- points  out that   very   often   one   chapter  contains   a  whole   storya     especially    in    Barrie's   work.  Here is her cunning hit at some of the writers  on this side of the ' Atl antic :  '' There   is    a   plot affected   by   American  writers which attempts a natural development,  but it is not interesting.     A-man is in a house  with two doors.      Fie   goes out the front door  and meets a young girl whom he marries.      If  he had s:cne out the side door   he  would have  met the same girl.      If  he   had   stay-ed in the  house she would have come   in.       The   man,  the sirl, the meeting���these   were   all   inevit-  able.     Dumas would have him go out   at  the  door���any    door���and    run    against   a   man  carrying a board on   which   a   flat   iron   was  balanced.      He   would have knocked   the flat  iron off, the man would pick it up and   go on.  Then    Porthos���he   would    have     been    the  clumsy one���would   tell   the   storya      Aramis  would ask ' Why^ did the man carry a flat iron  on a board?'    Athos   would   reply,    'Because   ' D' Artagnan would cryr out,   'I  have an  idea!'���Presto!   Flat  iron,   three   musketeers  and   D'Artagnan, four horses,   four   servants,  swords, queens, cardinals and a general hurly-  burly aud joy- all around.      The   lady novelist  would not do this, because no  one   carries flat  irons on boards.     A'flat iron may fall from an  ironing-board,    bruise    a    foot    and   so   give  an    opportunity    for   the     doctor    to     come  into the story.     This would be natural and so  permitted.    Mr. Anthony Trollope was largely  responsible for this style of plot, and he would  in addition at any  time   leave   a   man   on   his  knees while were  related the   reasons   for his  position, or perhaps to be  more   accurate,   the  reasons why he did not stand."  Well,  authors get a   good   deal   of advice.  Perhaps the best   advice to give   them   is   to  write interestingly" and al way's to do that kind  of work which looks easy,   but  is really very  hard.     Stevenson had the trick of it.     He is a  good man to study, and so is  Arthur   Quiller-  Couch.  *feffBa8&9Pa*glQJ5S^  .'�� THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  FROM FAR-OFF SKAGWAY.  (Special Correspondence of The Economist.-)   ;  , Edgemore, Alaska, five miles  from  Skagway, August 27th, 1897.���We have now been  here   seven    day's   with   our   outfit,   and are  unable to move any   further.       Our   animals  came back to-day minus one horse, which was  killed.       The   outlook   for   getting   over   the  White Pass has not improved, and  the.miners  have Organized for the purpose of getting the  trail into  good shape,   and   have   chosen   the  trail from base to summit  for  everybody   and  especially for horses.      The   entire camp is up  in arms and matters looked   extremely serious  ' for a while.',   Some members of the party have  their supplies half waymp   the   mountain and  have come back with  their   horses   for  more,  not knowing anything about the  order formulated  by  the  miners'   committee.       They are  now compelled to remain here until   the   trail  is completed.      I was up the trail to-day and I  can only say that never in/my life have I seen  anything like the mud and slush.     Men go in  up   to   their   hips   and   horses   are   actually  drowned in the mud.      I saw one horse go in  up   to   his   neck and  he  was .'< so completely  exhausted that he put his  head  into   the mud  and drowned himself.       There are on an average about twenty horses per day  killed  here.  I must also state that the miners have made a  great mistake   in   having  so   much   supplies.  They  have  overloaded   themselves.       This is  the result of  representations   made   by   newspapers to  take  in  a   year's  supplies.       They  cannot possibly move them and it is  a pitiful  sisrht to see weak and strong  men   strugo;lina-  under heavy loads   of stuff that  they cannot  possibly   get   to   the   summit  in two mouths.  Out of the one thousand people here I   hardly-  believe that one tenth will get over.  It has been raining here for four days and  everybody" is wet to the skin. The tent is all  wet and full of mud, and it makes one disgusted to see the condition of the people who  realty have no business here. Many are turning back and selling their outfits for any- price;,  they' can get ; in fact cheaper than they can be  bought for in Victoria or Seattle.  The only articles that bring a good, price  now are horse shoe nails. I saw some sold  yesterday for twenty-five cents each. You  have to furnish your own horse shoes and  nails and pay $3.50 to have them put on. A  horse will loosen a shoe in probably half a  dayr; his feet catch in between jagged rocks.  The Canadian Mounted Police have sent a  number of men to the front to work on the  trail.      These   men have acted very kindly in  this matter.  I   called   011   the   commanding-  officer myrself, being delegated for that purpose. The Montreal, London and Globe  Silver Development Companya limited, Montreal, Canada, have also sent men to the front.  The Canadian gentlemen are gilt edged and  have acted gentlemanly" and liberally" also.  Mr. Scovell, of the New York World, was  trying to get his work in. I send you his  note, but he was turned down. Mr. Scovell  says, that the World is going to spend $25,000  on the trail up the bed of the river, but I think  it is all wind. The St. Louis Republic and  the New York Times have representatives  here/but Scovell seems to be in the lead.  Just at the  present  writing the  miners are  sending   up   a   ton    of   powder,   which   was  donated by Skagway people,  and   about a ton  of food for the miners, who are fixing the trail  as far as Porcupine Creek, which   is   about six  miles from here.       This    will  go   oh   to   the  summit, which is twenty-three miles from this  point, and twenty-two miles  from the summit  to   lake   Beimel.       The   entire  trail  must be  fixed before any one can possibly   travel   over  it.      It   would  be  worth  your, while to come  here and see   for  yourself.       I realty   cannot  picture to you as you   could   see   for   yourself  the situation.    Men are applying to the United  States marshall to  have  the  trail   opened up,  and    the    marshall     has    dropped   a     note  to the   miners'   committee  stating   that   they  must not interfere with a public trail  on   American territory.     The miners stand pat.    How  it will turn out I cannot   foresee,f but   I think  there will be trouble.  I would advise all   intending  Yukoners   to  stay away until spring or until a more feasible  route is opened up, otherwise they   will  suffer  untold hardships.     The privations begin from  the time   you  land   on   the   beach and never  cease.      I don't know whether we will be able  to get to the summit or not and for my part I  have seen all I want to see for this season.   . A  great many people are splitting up their parties  on account of troubles   arising   in   camp,   and  growing   greater   every    day,    some    having  formed partnerships   with   people whom   they  met    on   the   way,   and   probably   never saw  before iu their lives.     You have to live with a  person to find him out.      It  is better for them  that they split up here than to wait  until they  get into an unknown country.       People   form  partnership too   recklessly.       A man   should  not start out on   an   expedition   of this   kind  unless he thoroughly knows the   party   he is  going with, because it is not for one day only,  but it may be  for   more   than   one   year,   and  he had   better   take my advice and' look well  into the matter   before   he   starts,   or   he   will  regret   it.      I am very tired and am disgusted  with the mud and rain.    You  might write me  to Skagway via Dyea.     If your letter does not  catch me it will be returned.  Phil Abrahams.  The new concrete reservoir, with a capacitv  of one million gallons, has just been completed,  and by November ist it is expected that the  distributing system will have been laid. Ludlow hydrants will be placed throughout the  residental as well as the business part of town.  Advices received at Toronto report that all  of 25,000,000 bushels of wheat in Manitoba  will be cut. There has been no frost sufficient  to damage the wheat in Manitoba this season  and next week will probably see the bulk of  the wheat threshed. The crop will be the  largest in the history of the Canadian northwest. The yield will run as high as 35 bushels  to the acre, while in Ontario it is as high as  40. The total wheat crop of Canada this year  will be fully 60,000,000 bushels of prime wheat.  LOCAL/ AND PROVINCIAL.  J. K. Mclnnis, of the Regina Standard,  spent last Saturday in Nelson.  Dr. Dawson, with a party of British scientists, is now on the Pacific coast.      -  The Vancouver board of trade are advertising  in a number of newspapers that the mines of  Klondyke and Stewart river are in Canada.  Mr. H. S. Cayley. barrister, of Grand Forks  and who started the Daily Herald in Calgary,  was married last week to the youngest daughter of Mr. W, M. Cochrane of Vernon a  A. W. Peck & Co. have opened up a well  assorted stock of furniture in temporary  quarters On Baker street, east of Josephine.  They will locate in the new building at the  corner of Baker and Kootenay streets in a few  weeks.    G. E. Georgenson, C. E, who went North  on the last trip of the Islander, is making a  survey through the White Pass for a railway o  to be built by a Victoria company. It is said  that if Georgenson's report is favorable, work  will be commenced this fall and pushed to  completion. The railway will be either narrow  gauge or electric.  Harry Dunn, champion of Australia, and  Pete Schumacher, champion of the Pacific  coast; will come together on Monday, September 13th, in a wrestling match at the skating  rink in this city.     Schumacher, who is now in  T^  Frail, writes that he is in first .class shape, is  training every day and will arrive in Nelson  thenthinst. Dunn was champion of Australia for three years in succession and lias the  distinction of downing every man he has  tackled, among them being Donald Denny,  George Robinson and Duncan  C. Ross.  Last Friday as two Pilot Bay men wTere  prospecting on Crawford creek, about four  miles from Crawford bay, they came in contact witah a large cinnamon bear. One of the  men made for a tree, the bear followed and  caught him by the leg and inflicted a severe  wound. The other used his pick on the bear's  neck, but without any serious harm to old  bruin, who turned on him, and a badly lacerated arm was the result. The man and bear  rolled over two or three times in   the   struo/o-le  o o  when the latter took fright and   made   for the  woods.  W.  A.  McVeigh,   proprietor   of the   Manhattan, died suddenly early   Sunday   morning  from an attack   of typhoid   fever.       Mr.  McVeigh was a Canadian by"  birth,   and  was one  of the earliest   settlers   in   British Columbia.  He was  book-keeper  for  J.  Stein   &   Co.,   of  Donald, for a number of years, and was   afterwards in the wholesale liquor business for himself.     Mr. McVeigh leaves a wife in this   city,  a   brother    in    Rossland   and   his   mother   in  eastern Canada.     He was 33 years old.       The  funeral of the late W. A. McVeigh took   place  Monday at 2 o'clock from the residence   of  C.  H.   Ink,   Victoria    street,    and    was    largely  attended.      The  services  were  conducted    by  the Reverend G. H. Mordon at the house and  grave.     Many friends of the deceased followed  the remains to their last resting place.  Ijb^TKj*^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  7  LOCAL NEWS,  MA  Lockups will be put in at Sandon and  Slocan City shortly.  Professor Cooper, the blind phrenologist, is  lecturing to good houses.  It is said that a branch of the Imperial Bank  will be opened.at Nelson.  ';       Labor   Day,   September   6th,   was not 'generally observed in this city.  R. Hedley has been appointed superintendent of the Hall Mines smelter. .   -.  The police have prosecuted several breaches  of the sanitary regulations and secured convictions.  The Ladies Guild of the English church  have postponed their garden party until.more  favorable weather.  Total clearings through customs at Nelson  for the first week in September, including ore  shipments, $17,6.95.55.  The suit of Sara Ella Rideout against M. W.  McLeod, both of Rossland, for breach of promise, -will be tried to-morrow.  a ~  A petition under the Winding Up Act was  presented in court to-day to wind up the affairs  of the Nelson Sawmill Co. (Limited).   ,  The Economist is instructed by Chas.  WTatertnau  to   announce   the   auction   sale of  government   lots.      /Only   block 49   will   be  reserved.  It was rumored on the streets to-day- that  the steamer Nakusp was stranded on Arrow  lake and that she would require assistance to  get her floating. ���  Work was commenced on Mondays last by  Robert Dinsdale on the foundation for the  new provincial gaol on Ward street, near the  site of the old lockup.  The Lone Star and Pine Log mineral claims  have been seized to recover the sum of $339. S8.  Both claims belong to the Bondholder Mining  Company, limited, Vancouver.  J. L. Johnson, late manager of the Calgary  Hardware company, is in the city. Pie  will engage in the hardware trade here in  partnership with Chas. Dowsett.  Win. Galliher, barrister, Nelson, will form  a law partnership with P. E. Wilson, to take  effect the 15th inst. They^ have engaged  offices in the new Traves building:.  The contract for the constructton of the  wing to the Nelson school house was awarded  to Thompson & Bell. Their tender was $740.  A furnace will be placed in the washroom.  The exports through the port of Nelson for  the month of August aggregated in value the  sum of $683,544. Of this amount $675,189  represented the value of 4353 tons of ore and  717-1 ms of matte.  Chas. McKinney, who cut his wife at Kaslo  in 1894, was yesterday sentenced to six months  imprisonment on the charge of assault. He  pleaded guilty to the charge of escape and  sentence was suspended.  Samuel Trapp, proprietor of the Parisian  Dyre Works, was found dead on the steps of a  building    adjoining   his   shop   last   Thursday  morning.  The   coroner's inquest returned a  Verdict in accordance with the facts.  There was a motion made in court yesterdays  on behalf of the owners of the'Contact mineral  claim for leave under the Mineral Act to commence an action against the owners of the  Excelsior mineral claim to adverse the same  after the time for doing so had elapsed. Leave  was granted.    ,  As an evidence of the commencement of the  fall business P, J. Russel yesterday, received a  car of mixed produce from the Parsons Produce company, and Carley & Peel received at  the same, time a car of eggs from the Manitoba  ', Produce company���all of which seem to be  selling freely.  The ladies of Nelson have made a practical  illustration of their generosity" by .providing  Mrs. Simmons, who lost a purse containing  $21 a feav weeks ago, with a new pocketbook  and a larger sum than she lost. This naturally makes Mrs. Simmons feel grateful and  she asks The Ecnomist to ex press her hearty  thanks to the ladies of Nelson for their generosity.  Officers andmembers of the Salvation Arnry  appear to be busily engaged in earnest effort  to reach their Harvest Festival target which is  set for $100.., Special meetings will be held,'  also a grand banquet or supper will be given  on Thursday?- evening, Sept. 9th, commencing  at 5:30 and continuing until 10 o'clock. Tickets 25 cents each. This effort of th  deserves all help and syampathya  Army  PERSONAL.  Williamjensen, of Victoria, is in town.  Thomas H. Allice, of Victoria, is in Nelson.  Harry    McGregor   has gone   down   to the  coast. ,. -  L. M. Livingston, the Deer Park merchant,  is in the city.  Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney   was in Nelson last week.  Jas. H. Ross and A. D. Emoryj of Toronto,  are in the city.  Major Peters, of Victoria, has been visiting  a few days in Nelson.  G. A. Kirk, of Turner, Beeton & Co., of  Victoria, is in the city".  P. J. Russell, of Russell & Thurman, has  recovered from a slight attack of general indisposition.  Frank Smith, of the Hudson Bay- Co., has  returned from a most enjoyable trip to  Victoria.  Hon. D. W. Higgins, speaker of the Local  Legislature, w?as in the city for a few days  last week.  Captain Lee, correspondent of the London  Chronicle, has returned to Victoria from Skas/-  way. He strongly advises everyone to keep  away" from the Klondyke. The country" is  overboomed and the reports exaggerated. He  thinks the outfitters and others who are booming the gold lands are criminals, who are  sending thousands of fellows to death. No  man should go in without provisions for at  least one year.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The regular meeting of the board of aider;  men was held last Monday, evening. Present:  His Worship/the .Mayor and Aldermen Gilker, /  Hillyer,.- Malone and Teetzel.  ' H. J. Evans & Go's tender ($2,904) for sup-  .plying pipe and connections for sewer system,  being the lowest, was accepted.  .Wilson' & Harshaw submitted a tender for  distributing pipe for water sy-stem, at the rate  of $2.50 per ton. The matter was laid over  until next meeting.  The mayor was authorized to purchase  valves, valve boxes and fire hydrants for water  works, from; Frank Darling.  The request of Thompson Bros, for permission to make certain improvements in their  building, was denied, being contrary to the  Fire Limits by-law. '; /��� ;������;;  A letter from "Clive .'Phillips-Wooley re   the  'sanitary-condition of the city was filed.  Thorpe ,'���& Co.   (limited)   protested  against  the water rate. - ..'���..  Messrs. Breckenridge   &   Lund,  were   paid  the following amounts on account of their contract -for construction of Waterworks.:���- Con-  tract."A," $1^40;./^,"  $855. '     a  ,   Several small accounts were ordered paid.  The contractors were allowed   to   substitute  white pine for cedar in the construction of the ,  flume  between   the   headworks   on   Anderson  Creek and the reservoir.  It was requested that the Nelson electric light  company' be asked to submit a proposition for  lighting the-city.  It was resolved that F. C. Gamble be employed to make a report on the volume of water flowing in the Kootenay river for the information of the Provincial Board 'of  Health.  Council adjourned until Wednesday at  8 p. m.  CHAR GId" WTTH ~M U R D E R.  Constable Ince took charge of Jesse B. Roper  as   far    as   the   boundary-   line   last   Monday.  Roper, alias Hardy",   alias Taylor,   is. charged  . with the .murder  of Sheriff  G.   A.   Boyler   of  DeWitt,     Baxter    county,     Arkansas.       The  murder occurred in June, 1892, and the officers  of the state have been on his track ever  since,  and although he has done much dodging they  located him working as   a cook   iu   the   mines  near Sandon.     He was arrested on   a   warrant  sworn out by Sheriff Smith and signed by" Judge  Forin of Nelson.     If they have the right man,  Joseph Hardy' is his correct name.     Hardy had  been caught in a serious breach   of  the   peace  and a posse was   sent  out   with a   warrant   to  capture him.     They ran their man into a barn  and from its shelter lie   fired   on   the   officers,  killing Sheriff Boyler.     He   made   his   escape  from the barn and when pursued by the officers,  bent on avenging the death of their   chief,   he  fired several times, killing a valuable horse aud  badly"   wounding another officer.       Roper,   or  Hardy, bears a striking resemblance.to   Wood,  who was recently executed iu  this city.  William Braden, of Helena, Montana, one  of the owners of the Pilot Bay smelter, was in  Nelson this week and left for Pilot Bay last  night. .8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  OF INTEREST TO WOMEN.  " What   must   happen   when   a  woman throws herself at  a man?"  I heard a bright young girl   ask   a  society woman, who made the only  reply that had a particle of truth in  it.     "Think ?    Why, I   think   she  is very liable to make a hit."   That  wasn 't  the answer   that   her vivacious friend had expected, but as we  used to say at school:     "It must be  right, it's the answer in the book.''  "Then, what can   I   do,"  the   girl  went on, "when I am talking to   a  man and some woman comes up a'nd  takes him right away from  me ?    I  don't mean sits down and  joins   in  the conversation, for that is  not   so  bad ;  she can't  take   his   attention  from mean that way.     I   feel   able  to hold my own with any one.    But  when  a  society woman   conies   up  and says a ' Oh, my dear Mr. Ward  Green way   McAllister,   won't  you  come and let me introduce  you to  the most   charming   girl   you   ever  met,' or   'I want you to dance this  dance  with   nry   daughter���such a  sweet girl, 'a or   'Would you ./mind  going and getting nry fan   for  me ?  I think I left it on the supper table.'  Of course the man walks off.    Now  what can . I  do ? "     " At  the  time,  my dear,    do    nothing,"    was   the  society   woman's   answer.       "You  must smile and look your sweetest,  though you could kill   her   on   the  spot.   Don't imagine that he wishes  he could return to yrour side.  That's  the way they do in the novels,   but  not in real life.       He  may,   at the  circumstances. There is no use,  my dear, in yrour attempting to  fight successfully against a veteran  of so inany campaigns."  4  a  Rgghi 6,  moment, be sorry that he was interrupted,'but hi his conceited mas-  culine heart he is flattered at the  attention, and ten to one he is having; a fine time whither she has  captive led him. But want, and the  next time ycu  can   g-et   him   alone  ���A �����}  say something in a soft,  purry way  about how complete her  spell, how  quickly lie- acknowledges his obliga-1 t. s.'gore.  tion.      In   brief,   say   some   one of  those   nice   little   things    that   will  make him wild.      Then  he will be  quick to   resent   the   next   attempt  that the managing   mamma   makes  to carry away your eligible  young-  man.       But   at   the   time   you  are  powerless.      To myr mind there can  be nothing more repulsive than the  sight of two women  struggling   for  the   possession   of  a   man   and his j  attention. Besides,     you      must!  always    remember   that  a   modest, j  virtuous girl has   no   weapon   with j  i  which   to   enter the    lists   with   a j  worldly-wise   woman,     a    married j  woman, who has set   her   mind  on j  having a man in her train.      She'll  get him,   except   in   very"   unusual  Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the poetess  of passion,   and  therefore  regarded  by the unsophisticated  maidens   of  the   land   as   an   authority   in    all  matters of the heart,   is   of opinion  that flirtation is a fine art, developed  from  woman's   inborn  mating  instinct.       "It is the natural wTeapon  of defense of the unpossessed,"   she  declares; and she goes on   to   say:  "T wish I might write of flirtation  as   the   deadliest   of  dangers,    and  warn   all  women   whose  eyes  fall  upon'my words to avoid its pitfalls.  But when I atn asked to   discuss a  subject, I must speak  the truth  of  it as I see  it,   and   I   am   sorry   to  record the fact that the girl who is  utterly devoid of coquetry   seldom  marries either so  early  or  so  well  as her flirtishly inclined sister. Men  admire and neglect the  thoroughly  prudent woman.     They disapprove  of and court   the . wily   coquette."  Which   is    immoral   balderdash-  immoral because,   if followed,, such  advice would lead more  women to  misery    than   to     happiness,    and  balderdash because  it  is   not  true.  Men enjoy flirting,   as   women   do,  for the pleasure to be derived  from  a trial of wits and  for the   possible  element cf danger   in it.       But   a  man, if he is a man worth marrying  never flirts with a girl for whom he  has  a   sufficiently   hip/h   regard   tc  think of her as his possible wife.  -  Claire.  We have thrown open our doors to the people of Nelson  with a complete and well atsorted stock of furniture. Get  our prices before placing your orders.  Baker St., East of Josephine.  Cigarettes  D  ioes and Tobacconists'  a.".'P.  SOLE OWNERS OF  THE FINEST BRAND.. MADE IN CANADA  sk.Your Dealer for  ioiesale  ^tore  PkS  !eta 11-  9  re.  Of  o  a&er  ��a  treet9  er Street  ^Ison,  4r ^AA?*  (OPPOSITE STEAM LAUNDRY)  lb  %J? 8 %J -i/- ��*��� a   a  jur Patronai  t& 3"s <r?  Proved  2?*M  mB\  a  il  Stock, Small Profits.  >  I1   'I    \  >u CiGbi  ,����&  *k&��  ��  S~V  IS. "^ - Y     4     Ti���^ A* "IPs  WAkI  CLEMENTS  AND HILLYER BLK  <Pd  'fOn  B,  H.   BURXET.  J.  K. acGRKDOK  RHP.  li l. i  9 ^e*  Provincial   and   Dominion  Land  Sur=  veyors and Civil Engineers.  Agents f')r Obtaining- Cr >wn   Grants and Abstract of Til la to Aline ra! Csaints, &C.  NELSON,   -    -    -   British Columbia  DRINKS ON i  ���All Kinds cf-  'C  foils, Cigars and Tobaccos  Allan Campbell, Bakerst Br'dg, Nelson  ALBERT MISLONKA.  Boots and Shoes  iade and Repaired.  Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOVERNMENT HOUSE, VICTORIA.  iSth August, 1S97.  Present :  HIS   HONOUR   THE    LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR-IN-  COUNCIL.  Whereas it is necessary and expedient in order to provide an adequate and uniform method of procedure for tne carrying out of the  provisions of the "Water Clauses Consolidation  Act, 1897," and for the performance by all officers, officials, and persons named therein of  al! duties and powers conferred upon such officers, officials and persons, and for the effectual  accomplishment of the purposes aforesaid to  appoint a -Water Commissioner, and to confer  on such Water Commissioner ail powers under  the said Act vested in a Commissioner or Cold  Commissioner, and to vest in .such Water Com-  misk.ner all the powers (except the power to  establish and regulate fees, rents, tolls and  charges'* bv the said Act vested in the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, subject to the right  to appeal to, and to the approval and confirmation by, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council  hereinafter mentioned :  Therefore, His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, bv and with the advice of His hxeeutive  Council! has been pleased, under and by virtue  of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897,"  to make the following rules and regulations,  and to order and declare, aud it is hereby ordered and declared, as fid lows :  1. William Sinclair Gore, of the City of Victoria. Deputv Commissioner of Lands and  Works, is 'hereby appointed Water Commissioner under and'pursuant to the provisions of  the said Act.  2. The said Water Commissioner is hereby-  invested with and shall have and may exercise  throughout the Province all the powers by the  said Act conferred upon and vested in a Com-  misioneror Gold Commisioner.  8. Tiie said Water Commissioner shall have  and mav exercise throughout the Province all  tiie powers (.except the power to establish and  regulate fees, rents, tolls, and charges) by the  said Act vested in and conferred upon the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council, subject, as to  matters of time and procedure, to the right of  appeal to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council  hereinafter provided, and as to all other matters to the approval of and confirmation by the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council.  4. Anv person dissatisfied with  any decision  or regulation of the Water Commissioner in regard to any matter of time and procedure may  appeal therefrom to the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council by riling with tLe Clerk of the Executive Council a statement in writing of the  reasons for his appeal.  James Baker',  Clerk, Executive Council.  ��sp  Provincial Secretary's Office.  NOTICE.  Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, and of Oyer  and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, will  be holden at the places and on the dates following : .  Citv of Nelson, on Mondav, the ISth. dav of  October, 1S97.  Town of Donald, on Monday, 25th day of October, 1897.  13y Command,  James Baker,  Provincial Secretarv.  tin  PS 5 3"? U  S  V rt .i t fc'%  Q  !  *.afi  1 W  0  Thompson Stationery Co,, Ltd,  NELSON,   B.  C.  m RMMIffli mjubii r.<m  KWIOIUMlMMHgJLaUBUIiW  wuw^mtaflMimuiMM THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  fe?t  m  THE ART OF LYING.  King David said in his haste that  all  men  were cliars,   but  acknowledged  he   was   hasty ;   therefore,  probably   only   about   nine   out   of  every ten were really liars.    Nowadays, men as a rule don't lie, unless  they are   politicians   or  diplomats.  Without desiring to detract from the  brilliancy of the records of  the latter, we draw attention  to the statement made that  the  rnost  famous  liar of modern times is Joe Mulhatton, the Kentucky   drummer.     He  concocted   a    lie    which   travelled  round the globe, and  wrung  forth  an editorial from the London Standard,    written    in    all     seriousness,  which  pleased  Joe  immensely, for  was it not a  tribute  to his genius !  The story is worth repeating.   Mulhatton had   written   a   lengthy  lie  about  Mr. James   Guthrie, a   Kentucky farmer,   who,   he  said,   had  brought several monkeys from Central America to his farm,   and had  them   trained to  break hemp,   and  plow and work about the farm, and  so pleased was   Mr.   Guthrie  with  his  experiment  that   he  had  sent  back and bought a carload of monkeys   and   had   trained  them  also.  The story went on to say  that  the  monkeys   worked   admirably   from  morning  until   night.     They were  commanded  by  an   overseer,   who  had to watch   them  and  command  them   by   signs.     They   were   perfectly   docile,   needed  little  to eat  and nothing to wear.     As no wages  were required,   it could  be seen at  once what a   valuable  laborer  the  monkey was.  The story went much farther, for  Mulhatton was a very plausible fellow, and told how the big monkeys  looked marching out to work, how  they were kept and trained, and  then told what a furore their introduction had created in the labor  world. The negroes, he wrote,  were up in arms. The new form  of labor would prove an effectual  knock-out to all kinds of labor organizations. It meant that the  field laborer who struck to better  his condition was likely to be replaced by a big baboon. The monkeys in South and Central America  were unlimited and could be bought  for a song. It would mean competition of something lower than the  slave or convict's labor with the  freeman's toil. Under the caption,  "The New Labor Problem," the  London Standard devoted a column  and a half to a tale of woe that was  very pathetic. The fate of the  southern negro was bewailed in  every key of sorrow and pity, and  when  Mulhatton  read  it he fairly  laughed himself sore. It is sup^  posed that Mr. Mulhatton is on the  Klondyke at present, for several  twisters of unusual dimensions have  lately worked their way round from  that direction!  PROVINCIAL  18th August, 1897.  SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint William Sinclair  Gore, of the City of Victoria, Esquire, to be  Water Commissioner under the provisions of  the " Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897."  NOTICE.  The saw-mill at Robson, B.C.  "Robson Saw-mill Company's  accordance with the provisions  known as the  Mill," has, in  of the "Land  Act," been seized for non-payment of timber  royalty. '-���',-  If such royalty,together with costs of seizure,  is not paid before the 23rd day of August, 1897,  said mill, and appurtenances, or so much  thereof as may be necessary', will be sold by  auction sale there, at 2 p.m., on that day, to  pay the amount of the royalty, together with  expenses of seizure and costs of sale.  R. J. SKINNER,  Timber Inspector.  The   above sale  September 23rd.  has   been  postponed  until  R. J. SKINNER.  ^3��  18th August, 1897.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to direct the publiea-  iton of the under-mentioned Scale of Fees,  payable under the provisions of the "Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897."  By command,  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  SCHEDULE ONE.  Records of Water for Domestic, Agricultural,  Industrial and Mining Purposes.  For every record or. interim record of 100  inches of water or less. ���-.$ 5 00  For every additional 100 inches up to 300  inches .   .........    5 00  For every additional 50 inches above 300  inches   ...     5 00  For apportioning the water authorized to  be used under any record    5 00  In respect of every record or interim record (except inrespectof water recorded and actually used for agricultural  purposes) an annual fee up to the  first 300 inches of.-.     3 00  For every additional 50 inches an annual  f ee of     1 00  Inspection or search of any record in any  record of water rights     0 25  Filing   any   notice   or document with a  Comissioner or Gold Commissioner...    0 50  For certified copies of any record or document per folio of 100 words     0  Publication in the Gazette according to  the scale of charges as defined in Schedule A of the "Statutes and Journals  Act."....   Annual fees to be paid to the Commissioner for the District on or before the  30th day of June in each year.  PROVINCIAL SEGRETARYr'S  OFFICE.  the Lieutenant-Governor has  make the following appoint-  25  SCHEDULE TWO.  The  Supplying of  Water  by   Water-Works  Systems to Cities, Towns and Incorporated Localities.  Every municipality or specially incorporated  company shall pay in respect of each of the  several matters in Schedule One of this Schedule mentioned the fees in respect of such  matter by said Schedule One prescribed:  For the presenting by a specially incorporated company of a petition under  section 53 of the Act and the filing of  the documents by section 52 prescribed, a fee of  $25 00  For every Certificate issued under section  55 of the Act, a fee (to be paid to and  for the use of the Judge of the Supreme Court granting such petition)  of  100 00  HIS HONOUR  been pleased to  ments :���  26th August, 1897.  Oliver George Dennis, of the City of Kaslo,  Esquire, to be Gold Commissioner for the Ainsworth, Slocan City, Arrow Lakes, ^Slocan, Nelson, Trail Creek and Goat River Mining Divisions ; Stipendiary Magistrate, Government  Agent, Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works, Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal under the "Assessment Act," and to receive applications for Registration and Record,  under the provisions of the "Land Registry  Act," for the Nelson Division of the West Kootenay District, vice Napoleon Fitzstubbs, Esquire, S. M., resigned.  Roderick Finlayson Tolmie, of the City of  Nelson, Esquire, Mining Recorder, to be Collector of Votes and Registrar under the " Marriage Act," for the South Riding of the West  Kootenay District.  John Keen, of the City of Kaslo, Esquire,  Mining Recorder, to be Assessor and Collector  for the Nelson Division of the West Kootenay  District, vice O. G. Dennis, Esquire, transferred  to Nelson.  Napoleon Fitzstubrs, of the City of Nelson,  Esquire, S. M., to be Warden of the Provincial  Gaol at the said city7 /       .  Assessment   Act and   Provincia  Revenue Tax.  Nelson Division of Wtest Kootenay District.  SCHEDULE THREE.  The Acquisition of Water and Water Power  for Industrial or MANUFacrruRiNG Purposes by Power Companies.  Every power company shall pay in respect  of each of the several matters in Schedule One  of this Schedule mentioned the fees in respect  of such matter by said Schedule One prescribed :  For the filing of the documents mentioned in section 85 of the Act, a fee  of $   25 00  For every Certificate under section 88 or  section 90 of the Act, a fee of  100 00  For the examination and approval of  every schedule or proceeding fixing  tolls, rates, fares, rents or charges, a  fee of     10 00  NOTICE.  We hereby give notice that at the expiration  of thirty days we intend to apply to the Board  of Licensing Commissioners of the City of Nelson for leave to transfer the license now held  by us for our saloon, on Lot 4, Block 1, Nelson,  to E. C. Cordinglev, of said city.  Dated August 30th, 1897.  sel-4t CALKIN & SMART.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and  all taxes levied under the Assessment Act are  now due for the year 1897. All the above-  named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me, are  payable at my office, at Kaslo, B. C. Assessed  taxes are collectible at the following rates,  viz. :���  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  So much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates,  namely, upon such excess, waien the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, one and  one-quarter of one per cent; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, one and three-quarters of  one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the 30th dav of June,  1897 :  Three-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate, other than wild land.  One half of one per cent on the assessed value  of personal property.  Upon such excess of income, when the same  is not more than ten thousand dollars, one per  cent,; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars, and not more than twenty thousand  dollars, one and one-quarter of one* per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent.  Two and one-half per cent,  on   the assessed  value of wild land,  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  John Keen,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 2nd September, 1897.  Notice   of Application  to  Purchase   Land.  Sixty days after date the undersigned intends  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the undermentioned  tract of land, situated south side of Kootenay  River and on the east bank of Sandy Creek ;  post planted about twenty chains south of Kootenay River marked Northwest post running  40 chains south, then 40 chains east, then 40  chains north, thence to the starting point. 160  acres more or less.  David McCreath.  Nelson, September 1st, 1897.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  improvements.  Titanic, Young, Grouse, Young American and  Sultan Mineral claims, situate in the Nelson Mining   Division of West Kootenay District, and located near  Burnt Creek, North  Fork of Salmon River.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for. W. H. Young, free miner's certificate No.  87,534, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for ,he purpose of obtaining  crown grants of the above claims. And further  take notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of. such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of Septemper, 1897.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate    of  Improvements.  Rosa and Belle Mineral claims, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District, andlocated on Skilet Creek,  oh  a North Fork of Salmon River. ,  Take notice that; we, Alex. Goyette, free miner's certificate, No. 83,581, John A.Quinlan, free  miner's certificate No. 1,344 A, and John A.  Coryell, free miner's certifidate"NO. 81,209, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  te the miriingVecopder for certificates of improvements) for tke purpose of obtaining crown  grants of the SrbOve claims. And further take-  notice that action, under section 37, niusti be^  commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this first day of September, 1897.  TO TRADE FOR  son Cijy Property  Or business in Nelson :  A Southern California Olive ranch, also property in the City of San Diego.  A good chance for any one desiring to locate  in Southern California.  Apply to a  H. G. McCuUoctt,  Real estate and Mining Broker, Baker street,  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Nelson, B. C.  Fine Shoe  Repairing.  Half Soles  from 75 c.ts  to $1.00.   Baker Street, opposite Columbia and  Kootenay Land Office.  LSOM BARBER SHOP!  Hair Cutting, 25 cents.  Sheving, 25 cents.  Beard Trimming, 25 cents.  Shampooing, 25 cents.  Hair Singeing, 25 cents.  C.   and    K.   LAN 3   OFFICE,   Baker   St.  W. S.  BELVEL,  Proprietor.  Opp  Dentistry.  DR. H. E. HALL, Graduate of Philadelphia  Dental College. Seven years experience. Gold  nd. porcelain crowns inserted. Teeth replanted.     Office with   Dr. George Hall, Bake  street.  (Lower Arrow Lake.)  Headquarters for Prospectors  and Miners for the Arrow Lake  District.  Unexcelled Deer Shooting.  Excellent Fishing and Boating.  Most picturesque and comfortable camping grounds in the  Kootenay.  Proprietor.  tea*  ~anBO,���n,�����B"e^^  enwiRSBB JO  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ��  ���>  \^  D  The largest handler  es   tiiiaer  carried at Nelson, B. G  estern  ste  stor  till Stock  .wire  e?  "iafte  r  s|  oids lull  'f*  ii \  oi in p.  uu  nu  s#A  ^p*3"���3^^  THE   PROPERTY OF  Hi  IP Ql  ivj LBiflo ;a.n.u I m prov6ms31  .'T-'fl  rt'  i]h.ni-npsf  ^li'Li y  .JL  'Ui  -Title ^guaranteed.  ������(.'���-.���1   ������  For prices of lots and'terms of sale'apply to  Be,h,nssen Street, Lake View; or at the Company's office, Neeland's Block, Nelson.  JOSHUA   DAVIES,   General'Manager.  Vfr-��  9;  ZL  ,4^  i ANT-TAILOR.  -A- Magnificch-t Line-of:Scotch Tweedy and Worsted,  and - West-ipl' England ������TrouseringsV- Suitable for.  Spring wear. A special feature of .Fancy Worsted  Suitings <-.. .",...-".   High Class'Suits Made in the  Latest Styles.  ^4  yvr  ^  I HARDWi4  r%'&  'Hardware, Stoves,-.Ranges and -Furnaces-.. "^ ..-'J  'The latest-addition to- our..stock is the .....   *' a-'-  ���:' ���}.;  aker>St.,"Ne!s6;n,-B,. C.  .���r.f--   -r;..  feaatfttarters for 1 iners an  0 $*> i 8  A new and beautiful ;avood Cook Stove.       " -'���"������ ������'���  BAKER STREET, NELSON. "    ":" P. 0:Bdx-62,  Parties going to Klondyke next spring should get one of  m  :.l.Uj-  tensi  Prioes  y&e  k h\\ Slock of Granltewere" and other -Kitchen  Furnished.on Application.    "  ,... . .    ,    ��� c    x.�����. a \ 1    r ~      �� 1 x.      i        ' Give us a Call.     Prompt Attention to Letter Orders.  All kinds of white canvas suitable for prospectors always on hand.        j F  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. cJ Telephone 21.   " ' Baker Street; Nelson, B. C.  Mm��MIHH!IUIMU!^��l^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ii  :#:  -A  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  olesale Dealers in Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Fish and Poyltry  9  Also Agents for Peridray'sSoaps,. IVI. R. Smith & Go's Biscuits, Etc.  For the Finest Line  Call at Pos  e Li jar  I J, MIGHTON  Fred  Goodwin   wishes  to   inform his numerous  friends and acquaintances before they start for  olesale and Retail  Head Office ;  Nelson,  B. C.  Markets at  Nelson, Kaslo, Three  Forks,  Sandon,   Rossland  and  Trail  That he is Selling Trail  Creek Beer  at Twenty=f ive  Cents a Quart.  a 11 ufacto red by  Nos. 16 and 20, Baker St., Nelson,  Every Department stocked   up with  New   Goods,   of   the   latest   Styles.  e   Kootenay   Brewing,  Distilling Company, Limited.  CK  For the Very Best Meal at the Most Reasonable Price ours is the place.  Every description of Lunches put up to order. We are now prepared to  jurnish all kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Earts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, &c.  Wedding Cakes a specialty.  The Finest Bread, Delivered to any part of the City.  Also  a  fresh   supply  of Fancy  Candies.  R. HURRY, Proprietor. Baker Street, Nelson  FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Two Dollars Per Day and Up.  Everything New  OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,    SAMPLE ROOM FREE  &, Farley,  NELSON,  B.   C.  LLETTE &,  DEALERS   IN  9  SPARKLING.  THORPE & CO.  AROMATIC.  TELEPHONE 6o  Awards for Merit World's Fair.  ough and  Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors,  Shingles, Etc., E*c.  BAKER STREET,  (In premises hitelv occupied   by  A. McDonald &   Co.)  NELSON, B. C  fcY  MtLLfuuwuuuUUMuijmijailivMUWtll^ iBBBSJWSS  jmamaatffii^^ *~"-'"4*-'  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  London, Brig.  Victoria, B. C  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers,  Kootenay Branch, =        =        = Nelson, B. C.  YG  Russeil's "Victory Mo. I" Brand.  Sheffleid Made Drill Steei.  Sizes%; Vk\  ���y&-  This Steel is guaranteed equal to any ; save your money by writing  for quotations.  1897  THE  1897  HAS  (1) THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF RE-  serve for the protection of policy holders being  the only Canadian company that has provided  this security from its inception.  (2) THE LARGEST SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS of any Canadian company at the  same stage of its existence, being 20 per cent  higher than anv other company.  (3) THE LO'WESE DEATH RATE of any  company in Canada at the same stage of its  existence.  HAS NOT any real estate, overdue interest,  or Death Claims unpaid.  General Agent Kootenay District, Nelson, B.C.  ABOUT THE  Canal life fey ranee Company  OF HAMILTON.  ITS AGE:  50 years.    Established 1847.  ITS INCOME :  Over $2,740,000 in 1S9G.  ITS SIZE :  The largest Canadian Company.  Assets oyer .$17,000,000.  Assurances in force, oyer $70,000,000.  ITS PROFITS :  Its profits to policyaiolders are unsurpassed.  ITS POSITION :  Its prestige is acknowledged on every  side.    Its position is umque.  ITS AIM:  To give the best results for the least premium consistent with permanent security.  BALLADE.  Methinks it was a merry scene.  This London Town of long ago ;  The chaste Elizabeth-was queen      g  (Who caused her cousin's blood to flow);  The courtier sought his wit to show, . : '  And voiced his artificial lays;  The Thames was mightier than the Po���  When William Shakespeare wrote his plays.  The lasses were alert, I ween,  In sparkled gaud and ribboned bow,  To greet the lads upon the green .  And to the fiddle trip the toe.  Proud dames were wont the dice, to throw ;  Perchance the plotter got his praise-;  The fawning friend was oft his foe���  When William Shakespeare wrote his plays.  The query of the world has been,  Was William's manner quick or slow?  His doubtful face, was it serene���  Or flashed with introspective glow?  Alack! of him we little know,  And of that little most is haze,  Did other bards the palm bestow���  When William Shakespeare wrote his plays ?  envoy.  Ah, passing old, shall England grow  Ere such great poets walk her ways  As in the stately times, I trow,  When William Shakespeare wrote his plays !  ���A. T. Schuman in the Bookman.  c.  J. Christie, Dist. Agt  NELSON,   B.'C.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Neison,  D. b.  uDscn  KATTY, AVOURNEEN.  'Twas a cold winter's  night,  and the tempest  was snarling,  The show like  a sheet covered cabin and sty,  When Barney flew over the hills to his darling,  And rapped at the window where Katty did  lie. "  " Arrah, jewel," says he,  "are you sleepin' or  wakiiv ?  "It's a cold bitter night and my coat it is thin,  The storm is a brewin', the frost is a bakin',  Oh, Katty, ayourneen, you must let me in."  "Ah, then, Barney," says Kate, and she spoke  through the window,  "How could you could you be taking  us  out  of our bed ?  To come at this time it's a shame and a sin, too;  It's whiskey, not love, has got into your head,  If your heart it was true, of my fame  you'd be  tender,  Consider the time, and there's nobody in ;  What has a poor girl but her name to defend  her?  No, Barney, avourneen, I won't let you in.  "Acushla," says he, "it's my eye is  a fountain  That weeps at the wrong I might lay at your  door ;  Your name is more white than the snow on the  mountain  And Barney would die to preserve it as pure.  I'll  go to my  home though    the  winter winds  " face me,  I'll whistle them off, for I'm happy within,  And the words of my Katty shall comfort and  bless me���  'No, Barney, avourneen, I won't let you in.' "  Hungarian,  xxxx  Strong Bakers,  Economy,  Superfine,  Bran,  Shorts,  Chicken Feed,  Chop.  The Qkanagan Flour Mills Company, Lt'd, Armstrong, B. C.  B.  C.  ���Give this Flour a Trial before passing an opinion.  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 8,200 BBLS.  "OGILVIE'S PATENT HUNGARIAN" will hereafter be known under the brand, "OGIL-  VIE'S HUNGARIAN." Branded Blue.  "OGILVIE'S STRONG BAKERS" will hereafter be known under the brand "OGILVIE'S  GLENORA."    Branded Red.  All these brands have been duly registered in the Government Patent offices, and any infringement of the same or refilling of our branded bags with flour wi 11 be prosecuted according  to law, as each bag of flour is fully guaranteed which bears our registered brand and sewn  with our special red white and blueI-twine.  In thanking you for your jmtronage in the past, arid in soliciting a continuance of your favors, we take this opportunity of.informing you that " OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN " and " OGIL-  VID'S GLENORA " haye been established at a high standard, manufactured under special process, securing the right combination of properties (gluten and starch) to produce the highest  results in baking.         In placing our new brands Upon the market we do so with the assurance that your most  profitable interests will be seryed in securing you the finest quality of bread. No expense is  spared in the manufacture of these special brands of flour, and our prices will at all times be  ot as low a figure possible consistent with the superior article which we offer.   Yours truly,  OCILV1E MBLLBNC   COMPANY.  C.M.LEISHMAW, Victoria, Agent for British Coiurnbla.  B.  ESNOUF,  Importer and Dealer in        ���������';..  Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Silver Plated Ware  A Complete Line of Supplies for Hotels, Saloons, Restaurants and- Families.  Upholstering and Repairing.   Mattresses. Made to-Order.  VERNON STREET,  ELSON, British Columbia.  CARP.Y A LARGE STOCK OF  ckery and  Everything in  the Grocery Line New and Fresh and  Sold Cheap for Cash.  Glassware and Crockery from the Best Makers.  aker Street, = =        = =        Nelson, B. C.  To buy Cheap Shoes for the children to go to school in.  They are harder on shoes than grown people and consequently need the best you can buy. We have just received a large stock of shoes,  They will be sold at  considered.  prices   that   are  'way   down, quality  ��G5  Having started a cash business, we are now prepared to  supply our customers with everything in the Grocery  IaLne at Rock Bottom Prices. Prospectors and Miners  should give us a call before placing their orders elsewhere.  Our stock of Crockery is complete, marked at living prices.  Nelson, British Columbia,  SS^g^SSlS^fe^^^

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